Part 26: In Which Will Sees Death
You cant cross it on foot without Kruks.
Wait, who said we need to cross the desert?
How will I get a Kruk?
You live in a town with a casino. Im sure you can figure something out.
You can help him figure it out.
I made my father very happy before. I think he will slowly recover.
A full moon I think I need to check on some things.
Glad to see youre more with it. And uh.. sorry about that.
Ill let you know how that works out for her.
I guess? I mean
Are you sure you want to risk your young life playing Russian Glass?! This isnt just a game. You could lose your life.
Okay, now youre just messing with me. Trying to scare the kid away. Yes, I want to play!
Hes a seasoned veteran. Ive never seen a man so lucky.
Now youve seen two. Im pretty lucky myself.
Well. Ask him the rules.
If you say so. I mean, all I see are five glasses so it looks like a drinking contest.
Thats good, since it wasnt so lucky for the Kruk. So how do we play this game?
One of these glasses has poison in it. We take turns drinking, and the last man standing wins.
Russian Glass Theme
Are you out of your mind? There could have been poison in that!
Yes, but I am very lucky. See? Now, drink little man!
Oh Gaia, I think Im dying.
Very funny, but it is a fast poison. You would already be dead. Thats just pure alcohol. In fact, I will have some more!
Im really not liking these odds. But
There! Weve both drank two glasses. Games over.
one glass left.
I dont even care about the money. We can work something out, but thats got to be poison.
Ive Ive got to get out of here.
Wait, does that mean that youre his
My husband said that once he found a job we would be OK, but I was surprised at what he did.
Not as surprised as I was. I mean, Im so sorry. I didnt even know the rules before he started drinking.
This is my husbands will. It says here To My Opponent. Please read it.
I really, really dont want to do this.
Even if I perish, dont mourn for me. Even if Russian Glass doesnt cost me my life, its my fate to pass away soon. Six months ago, when I found out I was dying, I decided to amass as much money as possible. I wanted to leave it to my wife, and the child Ill never see. I made my fortune in spite of the unhappiness I have caused others. If I lose, I want to leave part of my estate to you.
Six months? How many times I mean, listen, Im grateful for the Kruks. Now I just have to explain them to everyone else.
It looks like you werent really being given an either-or choice there. Im still really sorry
Before we go explain things, its a good time to turn in Jewels. Dark Power is an upgrade to Freedans Dark Friar, so Ill show it off next dungeon. After this, its pretty much nothing except for the final secret Jeweler Gem is hiding and that cant be accessed until the beginning of the final dungeon.
Maybe maybe Ill just tell them I stole them? That might actually be better.
Why such a sad face? Maybe I shouldnt ask what the reason is.
I just watched a man commit suicide right in front of me by drinking poison after hed spent six months risking his life gambling to support his wife and child since he was already dying.
holy SHIT, dude.
Lance and Lilly want to stay here. You should ask them why.
I think Id much rather talk about that.
You shouldnt be sorry, thats actually really great of you.
And so I feel a little awkward. I wanted to spend time with Lilly. Of course, I dont feel good about it. I wanted to go on with everyone. Ive enjoyed the journey. I hope youre successful.
Ive decided to stay in this town too.
Im happy for you. Just dont go chasing Sand Fangers again, because this time I wont be around to bail you out.
I dont think you ever forget that feeling.
Neil, youre my age. Youve never known that feeling, because youve always been up to your elbows in your latest invention.
You said your family runs a company there, right Neil?
Yes. Im sure theyll help if we go there.
On those Kruks.
And indeed, if you leave for Euro (minus two people) then were actually on Kruks until we reach our destination. The fact that we only won four Kruks probably should have been a sign, now that I think about it.
Next time: Corporate Town