Part 11: 4/18: Thief And The Big CityPart 11: 4/18: Thief And The Big City
Today were not gonna worry about any of that forward progression nonsense and just explore. Well, explore and prepare. Theres a lot of stuff to buy and if we want to tackle the Palace in as little time as possible (we do), were gonna need the essentials. But first, time for school!
The implied motherfucker is what really makes this a great dialogue option.
Music: So Boring
Seems like Ryuji probably got the same treatment.
He was just standing there looking at me with this shit-eating grin on his face.
Ugh, thats annoying he was probably mocking you.
Honestly, seeing that got me even more fired up about this.
Yeah. Im worried about Shiho, but I want to concentrate on our operation too. And I wont let myself get exhausted like last time.
Same goes for me.
Me too! Ill do my best. No going in without me, OK?
Yeah, you better let us know if youre going into the Palace.
Music: Tokyo Emergency
I bet the others are ready to go and waiting on the signal. Well, Ill leave the planning to you.
Were finally free*!
*Freedom may be limited at this point in the game.
The game just goes back a week like in P4 if you hit the deadline, dont worry. The fail states are slightly more interesting than they were in that game, but not enough to really justify showing them off. Theyre generally pretty samey, though there is one abjectly horrifying one.
Despite the two days of preparation, were still nowhere close to adequately prepared to take on the castle. Well need to more thoroughly investigate the city for more resources.
Lets take Kamoshidas twisted heart!
We can also check what other people did during their runs.
Most chose to enter the Palace, which is understandable. Incorrect, but understandable.
Aint we meeting up? If you dunno what to do, lets just go.
Well, what do you want to do? Should we meet up at the hideout and head into the Palace?
Hey, were heading in today, right?
Do you need to get ready first? I want to make him pay as soon as possible now that we know the real story behind his actions .
I appreciate the offer but Im not really in the mood to be out having fun right now Sorry, but Id rather focus on the Kamoshida situation.
Lady Ann seems stressed I guess its not much of a surprise. Kamoshidas the only thing she can afford to think about right now. If you want Lady Ann to rely on you, youll need to be kinder. Like me!
Looks like its too early to develop Anns Confidant any further.
Instead, lets head to the library.
We can check out books here or just read or study.
Youre only allowed to borrow one book at a time. Once you finish, please be sure to retur-- Huh? That badge Are you a second-year? ...Oh, could you be that transfer student I keep hearing about!?
I knew it Um I dont mean to be rude, but maybe you shouldnt come here See, youre scaring the other students too Oh No, I didnt mean that you cant use the library, but...
Youre not welcomed anywhere you go I guess theres nothing we can do about it.
...You can only borrow one book at a time. Be sure to return it once youre done reading it. ...These are all the books you can check out right now.
Yes, all the books we can check out are based on our party members Personas. Well check out Pirate Legend for now.
But Im a little worried about the look that librarian is giving you. Not to mention the other students
Well get a Knowledge boost when we study...
...but also Guts, if we manage to stay focused. If not, we still get Knowledge.
Are you sure youre gonna be OK studying here?
Well ignore that for now and head down to the courtyard.
SPs at a premium in Palaces, so having these SP restoring drinks, even if they only give back five each, is essential.
Mmm, sounds... delicious.
We also run into Kamoshida roaming the halls. Attempt to walk past him without a word...
...and he accosts us himself.
I cant believe you can come to school all calm like that. Unless youre scheming something ?
Dont give me that cheek! Youre really pushing your luck, you defiant piece of garbage. I suggest you try and enjoy the time before your expulsion. Now then, get lost. I dont have the time to be dealing with you.
Time to leave school.
We can see the names of Confidants we can spend time with by hitting Square next to their respective area. The only one available today is the Languid Doctor from the medical clinic, but lets not commit just yet. Lets head to Central Street in Shibuya instead.
Music: Tokyo Daylight
Next, lets hit up the bookstore and clean the place out. Im gonna be the bestest pick-up artist in the world!
Your rooms a little cleaner, but theres still no reason to go here without a TV.
A TV, eh ?
This is the sad song of mid-April, sung by this fucking cat. We cant actually enter about half of these establishments because Morgana decides otherwise.
While were here, well buy 30 Adhesive Bandages, which are the best value on healing we have available right now at 20 HP for 120 yen a piece. Is this enough? Well, I know the future, and Im going to say probably not.
You can watch a movie whenever you want later. Lets save it for after you deal with Kamoshida.
Damn cats interfering with my personal life. To continue on, we head underground.
Inspecting the magazines lets us consider some job possibilities.
Some of the jobs are gated by social stats or gameplay progress, though, so we cant accept all of them just yet.
We cant go out at night yet so the beef bowl shops out, and the flower shop requires more charm, so the only option we have is the convenience store.
A part-time job at a convenience store, huh? Sounds typical for a student. You wanna apply?
Lets call them right now!
Hi, this is Triple Seven on Central Street. Youre calling about the job opening? Hold on. Ill get the manager.
Thanks for waiting. So, you wanted to apply for a part-time job? Youre a student, right? Ill plan your schedule around the days youre available. Im always in the store, so you can come straight here. I look forward to working with you.
Seems like it worked out! Good job!
That managers gonna be bummed, because we arent going to go to work there for several months at the very least. The convenience store job gives no social stat boosts and isnt tied to any Confidants, so theres only one reason besides money to even bother with it and we dont have to worry about that for a long-ass time.
I dont know why it bothers telling you any of this, because you can work at any job any day of the week as long as you have that segment of the day free. Its not like P4 where you could only go on certain days.
Down in the Underground Mall, most of the shops are full of items that are really only useful as gifts to give female Confidants. Different girls like different things, but I dont know any of the intricacies of any of that and as such Ill probably just ignore it entirely.
We need to make sure to pick up these Bio Nutrients while were down here, though. Its pretty critical.
Back up on the surface...
If youre interested, Id love for you to come. I want young people like yourself to hear it.
A speech highlights a persons ability to attract others. Whats your take on this guy? I sense experience emanating from him, so he may be good at it If thats the case, we should go. But its at night, so we wont be able to attend without the chiefs approval.
Dont mind if I do.
All right, lets scratch away! Lets see Scratchers Theres three spots you can scratch and It seems that you win if any of those spots show a money amount as the prize. I guess you can just go ahead and scratch them all. Which one do you want to scratch first?
M-Meh Its a miss. Which one do you want to scratch next?
>The left one.
M-Meh Its a miss. Just one more left Now, lets see what youve got! Huh ? Could it be...!?
Wow, you really won! Lets come here again some other time!
Time to never, ever play scratchoffs again, I guess.
Were moving up to the big time!
Over in Yongen-Jaya, we find another vending machine with more SP drinks.
Let me take a bath you goddamn cat, Leblanc doesnt even have a shower
This Spring Fruit Pack is a great deal, too bad its only available during this season and in limited quantities.
Next, we head over to the second-hand shop.
I didn t think anyone would buy such an outdated TV Since you got it off my hands, Ill throw in a DVD player and tuner for you, OK? ...Does Leblanc work as your delivery address?
Hes giving us a DVD player and a tuner? Maybe this turned out to be quite the bargain! Im excited! I cant wait for it to be delivered!
One of the only things we can actually do today is head to the batting cages.
Batting cages? In a small place like this? ...Whats it like inside?
Getting the home run prize is much easier than the slugger prize, for the record. I believe you also get bonus Proficiency if you can get the slugger prize, but its hard enough that its not really worth it to even try at this stage unless you love savescumming. The rewards are decent enough that we might put some time into this, though.
Whoa, he said thered be prizes. Sounds like its worth trying!
You came here just to look ?
Sorry, Morgana. Weve got other plans.
For those of you who want to keep track, we bought:
- A bunch of assorted soda, including
- 6 sodas that restore 5 SP each
- 3 books
- 30 Adhesive Bandages, though again I probably should have bought more
- 3 Happy Pops (Cures Despair) from the drugstore, which wont be important for a bit but will be a lifesaver in later dungeons
- 2 Coolifier Pads (Cures Burn), 2 Hand Warmalizers (Cures Freeze), and 2 Non-Static Gum (cures Shock) from the station kiosk
- An Earth Burger (40 HP to all allies) from Big Bang Burger (not usable in battle)
- A Protein (30% health to one party member) from the thinly-veiled Don Quijote knockoff Rocinante (Its the name of his horse, you see)
- A 5,000 yen Recover Oil (cures all ailments for one ally), by far the most expensive thing we get
- A scratchoff ticket
- A 3,000 yen lottery ticket
- A Spring Fruit Pack (80 HP to all allies) from the supermarket (not usable in battle)
- Bio Nutrients from Rafflesia (this is important)
- A CRT Television from the Second-hand Shop, as well as
- 2 Tin Clasps for tool crafting, because we were out