Part 58: 6/25: I Have No Idea What The Fuck Either
Hey, guys! No hard feelings, right? Hehe, of course not. I was obviously kidding, duh. Just ignore all that weird shit I said, because none of it was true! Isnt that convenient?
Well, Id post an update, but between some real-life circumstances I wont get into, and lasting trauma from the last time I tried to clear out the Palace, Im afraid I just didnt get around to capturing any new footage. Ill be sure to get around to it oh, sometime in the next month. Welp, bye!
Wait what the hell is this?
Well, thats not happening. Wait Hm Yes Im being informed that I have to do it, or Im groundeUh, never mind, lets just *sigh* ...Lets just get this over with.
What foul secrets might this document contain?
Part 57: 6/25: I Have No Idea What The Fuck Either
The first thing I notice before even opening MY VIDEO.mp4 is that yes, Ari seems to have put at least another three hours on the clock and gotten Maaku to level 26. I have yet to decipher the cryptic details of READ THSI, however. Whether he actually managed to clear the dungeon has yet to be seen; he could just as easily have spent three hours running around fighting Shadows. Does Ari think that beating the game entails finishing this Palace, or just leaving it? Its too early too call, so further analysis will have to follow at a later date.
On the plus side, he was courteous enough to rotate the save file.
Music: Aria of the Soul
Once we actually start digging into this update, the first thing Ari does is a lot of fusion, starting with Suzaku from Pixie and Inugami.
The burning light that illuminates the future is now your new mask
Suzaku is one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellation, representing fire, the direction south, and summer.
Ari wrote some commentary of his own that I am obligated to include. It will be denoted through italicized quotes.
From what I saw of my brothers other tries he was getting killed by fire a lot so I picked something that couldnt get hit by fire. I dont know what most of these skills do but they seem cool.
Next, this Orobas from Kushi Mitama and Mokoi.
Ill become your mask and show you the truth of the future you want.
Orobas is one of the 72 demons of the Goetia, known as the Prince of Hell who answers questions about the past, present, and future.
I like horses.
Me mysterious. Now me new mask. Nice meet you.
I wish I could talk like this guy. Seems easier.
Nue is a legendary monster in Japanese mythology with the head of a monkey, the arms and legs of a tiger, the body of a raccoon dog and a snake for a tail. Im not quite sure I see the resemblance.
This guy will be useful when we dance with the Angels.
Now, its time to head back in. Id like to see how he deals with Onis Rampage spam.
Music: Last Surprise
What is heoh.
I honestly never considered doing this.
Despair is useful because it gives the enemies crippling depression, draining their mental strength (SP) and preventing them from acting! My mom says this is what my brother has, and this seems pretty accurate.
Ignore that, he doesnt know what hes talking about.
Well, thats dark.
After three turns, a foe with despair will succumb and die! Cool!
I should probably talk to someone about this kid.
Heres Makotos All-out Attack finisher. Its pretty alright.
But look. It says, No entry by unauthorized personnel.
Oh goddammit he got bored and messed with my portraits
That just makes me want to go in more! Isnt there anything we can do?
Theres another entrance in the form of a vent around the corner.
That Shadows in our way What should we do, Joker?
This fight is a joke
When hes right, hes right. Its four Orobases and its simple enough Ive even dispensed with the usual video.
This appears to be some kind of monitoring room. I hope we can find clues in here...
Hey guys, I think I found something! Aint this some kinda keycard?
Id bet thats where the Treasure is...
Unless we can obtain another map, we wont know for certain.
It would probably make sense to head there first
Shall we go on that elevator we found earlier then?
That should be our last resort. First, lets see if there is anywhere to use this keycard.
Oh! Didnt we pass by a door we couldnt open on the way here?
Yeah, lets go check it out!
Next, Ari tries to leave, but the exit is still closed off.
Hm, we may be able to use this in other places as well.
Music: Aria of the Soul
I talked to the girl and she wanted this guy with Magaru? Well, I got a Nekomata in the dungeon, and it knows that skill! Im not sure why everything has such weird names in this game though.
Instead of exploring further, Ari has chosen to return to the Velvet Room and fuse the Matador we need for the Strength Confidant using Nekomata and High Pixie.
This body of mine, born from the bloody throes of battle, shall be with you as a mask from now on.
Matador is just a matador. Not even like, a specific one.
Matador needing Magaru is a sly reference to Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, where Matador was a boss fight who would use Mazan (Nocturne uses Force instead of Wind) to push your shit in.
I LIKE THE SKULLMAN
So, youve brought us another Persona we asked for.
This is a Matador with the skill Magaru I have verified it. That completes your current assignment...
What did he dooooo
It is to be expected of the human our master saw potential in.
Youre dedicated, Ill give you that. Just keep it up, all right?
That is a fine attitude to have.
Talks cheap though. Youre gonna have to put your money where your mouth is. Ive gotta say, Justine, its an accomplishment that he hasnt thrown in the towel yet.
That task list you wrote. Its not only keeping him on his toes, but helping him improve too.
Hm ? I am not the one who wrote it.
I had always assumed it was you...
What!? I dont know anything about that thing.
...I suppose now that I consider it, that list is far too precise for you to have written it.
But wait Who wrote it then? It wasnt our master, was it?
No. I have not heard him mention anything of the sort How long have we had this list ?
Just keep quiet and focus on finishing your tasks, Inmate!
Caroline, should we consult with our master about this?
All our master told us to do is oversee the rehabilitation, and its our duty to follow orders. We shouldnt waste his time on something this pointless.
...Indeed. It does not matter who thought of the list.
Of course, we will continue to offer benefits to you if you can further fulfill our tasks. All that we ask is that you work hard in the duty you are assigned. ...We shall do the same.
I feel like my bond with Caroline and Justine is growing deeper
I dont know what any of this conversation means, but I wanted them to be eyepatch buddies.
Lockdown is interesting. Well go into what exactly it is later.
You may now place a Persona into Lockdown and train it to learn new skills.
While youre lazily wasting away, your Personas gonna grow all on its own. Talk about hospitality! ...Anyway, time for your next task! According to the list, its uh What is it, Justine?
The next task is...
One more thing the next privilege we provide for you will unlock great power. Therefore, we will need you to fulfill two more tasks before we can hand it over to you.
*chuckle* The worlds not so easy, is it!? First up, bring us a Flauros that has Tarukaja!
As always, speak to us once you have obtained it. We will know if the deed is done. Am I clear?
Back in the palace, Ryuji finally learns Mazio.
I like pirates a lot. We learned about them in social studies and theyre really cool! Ryujis the best!
Yeah, it has to be the one theyre controlling externally. So this is right above it
So what, this is the control room or something? Whats the point of comin here?
Perceptive as usual, Joker. We should be able to ride on top of the elevator.
I see. We sneak atop it, then wait for it to move on its own.
It does sound like that plan will take us further down.
All right, lets get on there!
Is that Kaneshiro !?
I dont like the scary purple man! He looks like Hitler!
...Huh, I guess I kinda see the resemblance. Its nothing compared to this, though:
It seems painfully obvious where the Treasure is now...
But the map from earlier doesnt show that much I wonder if theres another one somewhere.
In any case, heading down should be the best move. Lets keep our eyes out for a map while we explore!
Up ahead, Ari finds our first safe room.
Joker, cant you use your observation skills to see the cameras range? Make sure it doesnt catch sight of us!
You can see the cameras range with Third Eye, as per usual.
Whats wrong, Joker?
Is that a device of some kind? Lets go check it out.
The word camera is written on it...
Oh, this must be for the surveillance cameras! Lets destroy it, Joker!
A swift kick...
...turns the cameras off.
Ohhh, I get it! We can break this shit to kill the cameras!
Further ahead, there are two cameras blocking the way.
Ari kicks one power box, turning off the first camera.
And now the second.
Morgana learns Me Patra (Patra but multi-target) and Yusuke learns Counter (10% chance to reflect Physical attacks).
Further ahead, theres a honeypot. Ignoring Makotos warning will cause you to run smack-dab into view of the cameras.
Kicking the power box around the corner solves that problem.
Finally, using the keycard here allows you to unlock a shortcut back to the safe room.
Id love to say this weird bullshit was over, but, well
Thats all for today! Ive got the rest ready, but Ill save it for later. So long for now!
Also I drew this shark I hope you like it
*sigh* What he said. See you chumps later. Im gonna go rethink all of this.