Part 29: In Which Will Attends a Barbecue
Since were on our way back, its a good time to hang out in line before things go any further. It takes a while, but one by one characters in line will move inside and then rejoin at the back of the line.
Rolek manages this store, too. I understand, please take whatever you like.
The first upgrade is a straightforward Life Boost. Not sure if this is what people meant about a hidden boost, but this is what we have. Those people in line who keep circling around must have a TON of life.
Weve actually already gotten the second upgrade, which is a boost to Dark Friars power. Getting all of the Red Jewels let us pick it up a bit earlier, but you do actually have a chance to get the upgrade even if you dont pick up Jewels.
Other than that, the next step is to use the Teapot. Its not explicitly spelled out, but the proper place to use it is one of Neils parents.
Well, thats not exactly the last thing I was expecting but its pretty high up there on the list.
Ku ku ku soon this world will be wrapped in darkness. The previous owner of this body is now a skeleton sleeping under the shrine.
Okay, I thought that was a murdered slave child. Not sure if this is better or worse, honestly.
I finally realize how important my parents are to me. I wish I could have told them..
Seems like its just a little bit late for that.
Will just leave me alone for a while
What the HELL, Will? I just lost my parents.
Welcome to the club.
Good morning. Sorry about yesterday. I thought about it all night. Im next in line to inherit this company. If I want to stop the labor trade, I have to change the company that started it they make money on human misfortune.
Probably for the best that way. I think anybody else in charge would just keep the whole thing going.
Heh heh. Stop it. Youre embarrassing me. Kara, someones come asking about you. Something about being an old friend.
Um, Kara, theres something we need to talk about.
Hey! Come in!
What happened? Are you OK?
Ha ha. Hes come all this way looking for you. No idea how he found you, but pigs are strange.
Even if Im losing my traveling companions, my allies are increasing!
I just dont understand women.
You and me both, buddy. And since were the only guys left here except for Hamlet, thats important.
That is where the laborers home is located. Lets go!
Sounds like a plan to me, Im kind of done with this place.
Leaving out weve got an adorable Hamlet following Kara, as well as Erik. Im starting to wonder what kind of horrible thing will happen to Erik at this point. At any rate, we dont need to do any backtracking so this is our next destination.
Kara, this is the tropics. Just in case the plants werent a clue.
I see the world tilted, my eyes blurred.
Theres nothing we can do. Lets stay in this village today.
Should we go into the houses?
If the place is haunted, its haunted all over. The houses cant be any worse.
Before going into the houses, weve also got a Dark Space to save and heal. Were not in any danger, but theres something fairly significant coming up.
In addition to three presumably creepily lifelike statues, this room has a Red Jewel hidden in the pot by the door. Thats not the only thing in here, but well have to come back later for it.
Which means theyve been gone for a little while, but not too long
Thats good. We can rest if we want. Im exhausted. I feel like sleeping for days.
I agree. Lets rest today.
Sounds like a good idea. Hamlet, youre on guard.
What Hamlet let me sleep a while longer
Uhhn What? Will dont be so noisy
Wait, youre not Hamlet!
AH! Who! Who are you?!
A few minutes later
Look. Those children look so upset
Thats right the servant boy said that in Freejia. Theres so much famine in this country
What what are you saying Will?
I wouldnt be so sure that those people starved. They look awfully serious about that fire theyre building.
Oh, no! Well be next!!
Hamlet why such a sad look? Its as if well soon be separated
He..jumped in the fire? Hamlet Why?
That is the question. Whether tis nobler to have the bacon or the cho no, Kara would kill me either way.
One baby pig could save many villagers.
Will and everyone in this place Darkness is approaching the world. You must combine your strength to save the planet.
Thanks for showing up and telling me that after Id already picked up two thirds of the statues.
Dont you sass me! I may be dead, but that doesnt mean Ill put up with any of your lip.
Thats a good boy. Now, off with you to go save the world.
Brothers, sisters, husbands, wives . how do they cope?
Mostly by killing travelers and eating their least favorite relatives. Remember, what almost happened to us?
I have a feeling that neither of you are going to be much help for a while.
Pork is amazing.
Maybe she wont notice if I just take a
Will, leave Hamlet be. Hes for the villagers, since he wasnt their friend.
He WAS my friend. Now hes delicious.
Fine, have it your way. You hang out at the barbecue, Im going to this temple that are new friends marked for me.
Ankor Wat. Sounds like a nice place.
Next update: It is not a nice place.