Part 33: In Which Will Pounds the Snake
Unless theyre in chains.
Yeah, not helping my desire to set this place on fire.
Me either. What the hell are you doing here? Arent you the company president?
Yes. I tried replacing the labor trade with pepper imports. This led me all the way to Dao.
Kind of funny that its the same place either way. Well, not funny haha but
Theres a pyramid near here. I wonder if a Mystic Statue is there?
Id say almost certainly, but theres a LOT of pyramids around here.
Gem has had a bit of makeover, but thats about what youd expect. 41 gems is pretty much all we can have on arrival in Dao, but its not a big deal since were still 9 away from the goal. Its absolutely impossible to get the final prize without entering the final dungeon.
Yeah, yea.. wait, actually, those are pretty nice. Wow. Too bad I dont have money. Or a house.
The main draw here in Dao, other than plot progression, is the game with the snakes or Snake Panic. Its pretty much whack-a-mole with snakes, so whack-a-snake?
You have a limited time to hit as many snakes as possible. The trick to the game is to attack from the side. Positioning yourself in front of a pot can allow you to hit the snake in the pot above you as well as the one to the side.
Hitting enough snakes gets you this wonderful prize. 47 is too few, but 69 is a magic number. He even sends the Red Jewels straight to Jeweler Gem for you.
Men in cages, on display. Maybe a new world wouldnt be such a bad thing after all..
Many explorers have come for the treasure, but no ones found it yet.
Yeah, exploring ancient ruins is a lot harder than it looks. I kind of feel bad for them, though.
In one of the nearby buildings there are a few women hard at work. They dont have much to say, as you can see.
This will take almost 40 years to weave. This woman has worked on it continuously since she was a child. Remember, little man. Some are born to misfortune.
I Im starting to hate this town, and everyone in it.
The Pyramid is made of huge stones. Strange that it doesnt sink into the desert
Maybe it already has and it used to be a lot taller?
Theres a strange legend around here
These are the words the Pyramid is a big tomb. The living cant go in? Hmm
Well, well see about that. At this point Ive pretty much accepted the fact that anytime someone mentions a weird landmark Im going there.
I cant make up my mind if I should do business with you. You cant put a price on people
What the Im not I mean, I agree with you.
Kid, you dont even know. Youre talking to the champ.
The president of Holek started the labor trade freedom movement.
Thats my cousin, alright.
Okay, adding that to the list of things to never tell Kara.
Just north of these guys, right here, is another Red Jewel. With that were complete, but good luck figuring out that spot without some kind of guide. At least Snake Panic makes some kind of sense.
Well, thats a nice picture. Wait, you didnt draw this, did you?
I dont even know how. Well, time to leave town!
Doing so, weve got a new travel destination. The Pyramid is oddly located, no matter how you look at it, and Im kind of disappointed that it doesnt get its own map icon.
And with that, were at the penultimate (kind of) dungeon.
Next time: A pretty cool dungeon, and a new shape.