Part 3: KardiaUpdate 3: Kardia
(Note: Hey, so, there are a lot of character portraits in this update, and holy crap some of them are sorta grainy (ANN ANN ANN). That's my bad, but the official art for the characters who have it doesn't squish too well. I'll be looking into ways to improve that as we go on.
Note of note: Hey, thanks to some help from Lotus, the portraits no longer suck. Thanks again!)
Now that Donnel has suddenly acquired real estate and a business, he needs to begin networking. Well do that by trying to barge into every house and business in the town.
Sadly, we happened to stumble into town on the ubiquitous HOLIDAY, so pretty much everything is closed.
Kardia is separated into 4 tiers and a beach. Well be going clockwise around. First is MATERIAL ITEMS, the worst named store of all time.
To the left of that is the hospital, where we eavesdrop on this mans checkup.
Sweet god look at that doctors mustache.
: Lara, fetch me the usual nutrition drink, could you?
Everyone in Kardia still buys V8. No wonder farming is so lucrative.
: Thanks, Dr. Edward. You always help me out. And not just that, everyone in the town is thankful you came here.
: When I came to this town, I finally felt like my true self for the first time. I believe that its vital for us to live in harmony with the earth...Im the one who should be thankful.
: Im so happy to hear that. Okay, thats it for today.
: Take care.
Godwin walks right past Donnel without acknowledging him. He refuses to technically meet us until the plot demands it. I am going to introduce myself to these other NPCs though.
Expect to see this guy a lot as I water myself to exhaustion in my own yard.
: Hey, youre the guy who came to Mists farm! Nice to meet you.
: Nice to meet you.
Im beginning to think Donnel is incapable of speech unless hes repeating what someone just said.
I refuse to take this advice.
One more building to the left is the Hot Spring (Dont worry, Ill include a map at the end if you get confused)
Building 1 on the second tier here is the Hot Spring.
We cant go in there yet.
Rounding out this side is Neumanns Farm. This will be a source of much grinding later, but for now, no ones home.
The third tier only has 2 buildings, and the one on the left side is Mayor Godwins house.
Which he has apparently locked himself inside since we last saw him at the hospital.
Over to the right, we have some benches and this strange fellow.
: Hello, my names Ivan. Im a traveling salesman.
: My name is Donnel. How are you doing?
: Im here on the holiday every week. So come along anytime, eh?
: Yeah, okay.
We will be wanting to do that. We have no money right now, but Ivan sells some pretty important stuff for our house.
The fourth tier of town is entirely this square here. Honestly its not too important, but sometimes festivals and things take place here.
Back on the right of Tier 3, this is where the best character in the game lives. But hes not here at the moment. We could go inside, but theres nothing and no one to see right now.
South of the mansion there is this church. It is actually open.
Ah, the Sorta-Cross, the sorta-symbol of vaguely-Christianity.
: I dont know!
The juvenile delinquents run away.
: Phew... Im pleased youre happy, but I wish you wouldnt play such tricks!
Lets greet the poor priest/rabbi/sheik/cleric/bighatman
: My name is Donnel. How do you do?
: Its very nice to meet you. I hope to see you at church on holidays.
: Thank you.
Oh whoops I accidentally tried to put out your scented candles, sorry Wesley.
Wesleys a cool guy, but theres honestly not much to do at the church, so we wont be seeing him all that much.
Camuss (i cannot escape the past) Farm is to the left of the church, very close to Neumanns.
We cannot go in yet, naturally.
The blacksmiths is also a no-go.
The inn, though
: Im going to Carmite Cave right now, so Ive no time to wash my face.
Both of these kids are supposed to be like, in their 20s I think? Despite acting like 10 year olds.
: Those kids of mine! What? A customer was here? What if they saw me flapping about?
: Thanks, but I already have a place to stay.
: Oh, its you! Youre the one living with Mist, right?
News travels fast in about 3 hours, I guess.
: Thats right. My names Donnel.
: Im Lady Ann.
Is that her first name or like a nickname, or...
I mean, they could have if they both didnt awkwardly just shuffle past us. Well see them in time.
The last building in town is the pub.
This one is also closed, but not for the usual Holiday reason. Its just too early. Well be back, after we check out the beach on the right edge of town.
Im pretty sure you had to swim into that thing in Donkey Kong 64.
Im always surprised by DK64.
: Im Sabrina. I run that seaside shack over there.
: My names Donnel.
: Oh, youre the one Mist caught hold of.
Dont look under the shelf, Donnel. Just dont, its not worth it.
A glowing recommendation from the weird shell woman.
: Anyway, that mysterious shell over there is connected to other worlds! Apparently you can exchange messages and items with people from those other worlds.
This is another Wi-Fi thing. Again, impossible now. Also this means one of the marriageable characters is unattainable now, because you needed an item from here. Ah well.
This dock and Sabrinas shack will be helpful places for some early game cash making.
However, HOLIDAY again. But we can enter the pub now, so...
: No, hes not been here.
: Oh really? Let me know if you see him.
: Sure will. Anyway, gonna stay for a drink?
: Id love to, but I gotta find Zavier. See you around.
: Is the coast clear?
Im not sure why Emmett asks that, considering he was the one watching out for Zavier but eh look this update is dragging and Im joke desperate.
: Thanks, Emmett.
: Thats the last time I let you hide here!
: Okay, got it. Thanks. Catch you later.
He seems like a nice guy, and he will never stop clutching that wine bottle.
: The names Donnel. Nice to meet you too.
: Ah, youre the guy who came to live on Mists farm. Or so the rumor has it.
Even Donnel is getting second thoughts here.
: It seems that she likes you a bit, too. Well, good luck!
You cant fool me, Emmett. I saw the friendship menu last update.
Now, unlike pretty much everywhere else we can visit on Holidays, Emmetts pub is actually open for business.
Emmett sells a lot of food. Its expensive, but can be handy in surviving in dungeons, because its way more filling and restorative than just shoving raw vegetables in your mouth.
Now that weve seen all of the town we can see for now, I spent the rest of my RP tilling some extra field squares.
And, with that done, its time for bed.
A new day means a new full bar of HP and RP, and we always wake up at 6 AM.
And it looks like Donny has guests!
Here he comes.
Look at that man
Im in love.
AFTER HIM, DONNEL! (Next time.)
Heres the map as promised, by the way. I could have just stolen one of the existing ones online, but no, this is my second screenshot LP, Im clearly at a higher tier. The MS paint tier.
Ive made a grave mistake.
Next time, well finish up the meet n greet and get gearing up for some adventure/farming.