Part 22: Wandering into trouble.
Alright, lets mosey.
The howling wind blows through a quiet little town.
The local sheriff leaves his office
...and wanders into the saloon.
Barman, post this up for me.
A new wanted poster, huh? Kinda gives me the willies
The Kid The Waco Kid
Listen to this music. Right now. Do it.
The Western chapter is probably my favourite chapter. The music is a big part of that, so even more than usual, I recommend checking out the Tindeck links.
Now, who do you suppose would talk like that to a wanted man?
My trusty friend heres gonna put the final period on your little ol life. Id think you oughta be a mite bit thankful.
A bounty hunter. Of course.
Im Mad Dog, after all! I cant let yer yellow-belly get itself killed by jes any ol varmint. Wouldnt be good fer business.
But thats also
This battle is very much a gimme, but I like the variation on the Kids theme.
With only 144 HP to his name, the Kid is rather fragile. All of his attacks are ranged though, so its not so bad.
Single Shot will target in eight directions and hit folks at any distance, while Double Shot is stronger but only has a range of three. Hollow Point Shot tries to lower a targets level, has a charge time and only fires on the diagonal. Piercing Shot also has to charge and is somewhat inaccurate, but hits everything in a line.
You literally cannot lose this fight, so it might be a good starting point for beginners. Not just because Mad Dog is also made of glass
...but because the Waco Kid has Multi-Counter, which will use Single Shot on whoever hits him. Mad Dog cannot survive two counters, and cannot kill the Kid in two attacks. No wonder he keeps screwing this up.
So bad at bounty hunting that youre gonna go into prospecting instead, huh?
Some time later
There isnt a soul out on the street when the Kid wanders into town.
But its not completely quiet.
Theres music coming inside the bar.
The band only knows one tune, but its a good one.
... Wait, thats not right
You want, yes?
Can I help you?
The last guy just trembles when we try to talk to him.
Guess they must have all seen this poster.
They wont mind if I just take this, then.
All the doors are locked aside from this one.
...Sorry, maam. Pardon the intrusion.
Well, better see about getting ourselves a drink.
W-whatll it be? Theres no need tpay, ocourse
Mighty kind of ya.
So git off it!
...lo again, maam.
That seat dont have your name on it! We dont want anyone who dont pay!
Damn, thats rude.
They do seem a mite cowardly.
Man, even I got most of those namedrops.
I like strong girlies.
How bout it? Wanna be my girl?
Dont be daft!
How dare you
If Im not mistaken, that means she had an advantage over him.
Oh, look. The son of the yeller sheriffs come out tplay.
Now youve gone and done it.
Mighty sorry bout that, mister. The kid did it. Here, lemme buy you a drink.
If we stay silent and drink the milk posted:
Nothing but an endless loop.
Or dont ya drink any milk
Blow it out yer ass.
So you aint with the Crazy Bunch
You really cleaned his plow!
Here, readers. This might help.
Ah. Its the lawman.
... Billy You know that if we stand up to em well just get their backs up.
Shut your hole!
The only one with any guts at all here is little Billy
But Sheriff! This here traveler
How many folks are gonna walk into this scene?
Oh, him again.
The Waco Kid!
Come tthink of it
Good likeness, aint it?
Theres a mighty big reward on this here fellers head An I, Mad Dog, am fixin to collect it!
Sorry, kid. I aint the lyin type.
If we stay silent posted:
You came here tsave us! Tell him hes lying!
Heheh So the Kid cant stand up to a kid.
You scared Gold off Im gonna run you through the mill!!
Its a duel
Guess its that time again.
Dont run away, now
Our buddy leaves the bar, but we can still chat up the townsfolk.
You wont lose now, right?
I can hardly believe it
You going to win, yes?
W-we are amigos!
That guy is strong!
Welcome to the Wild West, bud.
Aw, why the long face? You sad that thisll be the last time we tangle? Ah well, I feel the same But thems the breaks, Kid!
You know how this works, right? We stand back to back, then we each take five steps, whip around, and see whos left standing
They noticed em!
Whoa You two are th Simon pure!
If they worked together, not even the Crazy Bunch could stand up to them
But only til we send these Crazy Bunch guys to the bone orchard!
And so a truce is called Next time, well see how the Waco Kid and Mad Dog manage to take down the Crazy Bunch!
...Boy, the translators really had a field day with this chapter.