Part 22: In Which Will Plays a Game
Alright, when we left off Ishtar had challenged us to a puzzle game to get Kara back. Unfortunately it wont involve hacksaws and moral dilemmas. Instead, weve got
Spot the difference puzzles. Truly, a diabolical plot.
You get a look at one room and then go to the next room down the hallway. Once you step in, you have to use a pointer to indicate the difference. Can you figure this one out?
Hint: Im pointing right at it.
Youve GOT to be kidding me. You mean to tell me that people have actually failed this?
Not as many as youd think, honestly. Most of them get eaten by the bats before they get here.
Room two. Its not exactly rocket surgery.
Do any of these not involve pots?
I withdraw my complaint.
And my statement about pots, too. Theyre identical. Unless .
I only know one way to find out.
Okay, at this point Karas just a bonus.
The last room is a bit hard to depict in screen shot form, and a bit more subtle. The difference is actually Will specifically, his hair. Theres a wind blowing in one version of the room and not in the other.
What. The. Hell.
An artist and magic dust. A bunch of things just started to make sense.
Sprinkle magic powder on the painting, and give it a kiss. If you care about her deeply, something will happen. Youll see. I painted a self-portrait, and soon I will become the painting. You must take care of her
Youd better actually turn into a painting, because if this is just an ordinary self portrait and youre hanging out somewhere watching then so help me Im going to commit a crime against art.
Please come back, Kara
Kara? Kara!! You make me so mad!! You are not the only person on this journey!
I Sob I dont know what Im doing myself Sob When I was in the castle I could have anything I wanted but I was a completely different person before this trip
No! When Im far away, I feel close to it. When Im close, I feel far away. I realize that now but its alright if you dont understand.
Good, because I dont.
I will never forget what happened today.
Including you know what, never mind. Lets go.
Why are you always running around alone?! Didnt you think about the rest of us?
Obviously not. But
It was actually all kinds of manly. And kinda hot.
La la la! I hear nothing!
My apologies to everyone!
She understands now. We should forgive her.
We should go there right away. Tell me when youre ready.
Just a second. I forgot something kind of important.
If wed had any real reason to use psycho dash in the little mini-dungeon this would have been helpful. Instead, itll have to wait for the next one. The next reward is at 30 gems.
Kind of romantic. I like it.
Has something happened to Kara? My intuition is usually good.
Uh no nothing I dont know why youd think that
That would have been a lot more helpful earlier.
Just remember what we talked about. Youve got to make sure to give her that special thing we talked about.
Yeah, now were good.
I think its very hot in the Floating City. Everyone be careful not to get heat stroke.
And with that, we get our first view of Angel Village on the way to Watermia. This is the beginning of a decent stretch where we can actually backtrack to previous areas, meaning that Red Jewels arent necessarily lost forever if you miss one. And as for where we are well, thatll be cleared up soon too.
Next update: Lillys birthday.