Part 11: Monster MashUpdate 11: Monster Mash
Today we rejoin your friend and mine, Donnel, as he ventures down an exciting path.
To the PARTS store!
With no Axe, I dont want to make any cave progress in Toros, so Id rather just stock up on some things.
Later in this update I am nearly poked to death by two satans, but sure, Rosetta, nothing crazy.
Lukas is here proving restraining orders cannot be a thing in Kardia due to their lack of any sort of legal or judicial system.
Toros is a Fall climate cave. These seeds that can regrow indefinitely when watered are great for caves, because theres no 30 day limit on season thatll kill them.
A set of Eggplant and Sweet Potato seeds get me ready to head out.
First though, lets check on those cucumbers in Carmite. Theyre still alive, so honestly, farming in caves is sometimes way more convenient than...your actual farm, because you dont have to worry about watering every single day.
That said it would be nice to get some actual results from these.
Aww, my old friend dropped by to visit.
He even gave a Level Up! Thanks, pal.
The rest of the morning was spent fishing.
It was a waste of your time and mine.
This is my only simple joy.
Sharron you dont have to say but we werent talking about anything.
Spoilers its Sharron.
Now, before I plant, its time to deal with the Demons.
Ah fuck this is the bad zone.
See those red squigglys next to the Seal? Thats Paralyze. It completely removes Donnels ability to run. Its, like most status ailments in Rune Factory, more annoying than crippling, but some bosses can require some serious movement.
At least we got another one of these.
Clearing these patches is a little annoying with no Axe to remove the stumps, but I found a 3x3 spot here.
And one over in the bottom right.
And now begins the slow trudge back to Edwards, legs paralyzed by a demon spear.
Oh yeah it was really awesome, Mist.
For once, yes.
Edwards checkups can clear any status ailments you have. They dont restore any HP or RP, though.
Welp, Seal is finally gone again from the first time we encountered the ants.
I think thats enough for one day. Axe still isnt going to be ready, so tomorrow will be another fuck around day.
Oh, I realized I never showed this off, this calendar next to Donnels bed displays holidays.
Tomorrow is Melodys Birthday! Well have to go hunt for a present. I wonder if shes into Devil Horns, because we have one of those!
Oh and I wanted to note that no, nobody likes us yet, still.
My watering trip into Toros Cave proved fruitful on the combat front.
Also I found some cool looking grass. This will be a perfect birthday present.
Alright, thats all I really needed to do today. Its almost axe time.
Passing the time before Leos opens fishing at the pier, I found a new type of fish!
Not entirely sure how I caught a squid with a fishing rod but I mean Im not going to deny the results.
Oh, hey there Mei.
Oh, this is a damn treasure.
Might as well sell off the excess stuff while Im here.
Stumps can now fall before our mighty Chopping Axe.
It takes 10 swings to fell a single Stump, though.
Even the charge attack only cuts it down to 5 or 6.
Heres Donnels HP/RP situation after only 3 or 4 stumps.
That said...it was entirely worth it.
Lets get us a Hut.
Wow, he wasnt kidding. I just walked back. And it takes Leo 2 days to make an axe? Come on, man.
It is time for the Monster tutorial.
: And remember, your monsters friendship levels will drop if you dont give them feed. Feed is automatically stored in your hut when you grow and harvest grazing grass. If youre out of grass, you can buy some at my shop and place it in the window to the left of the hut entrance.
Okay, so like, heres why monster friendship sucks to raise in this game. You need to get that feed. Thats farming, which is as always, an everyday watering thing, so thats a chunk of RP lost. The more monsters you have, the more feed just gets siphoned from your reserves super fast. And Camus and Neumann do sell it, but its overpriced.
Happiness raises the effectiveness in combat/chores of monsters, and monsters that produce crops will give us better quality ones with higher happiness. Still, its so hard to raise that its barely worth it. For now. Theres another way to do it that is much easier and well get to that. But like, the Grazing Grass stuff? You can kinda ignore that. They wont starve or anything.
Yeah, thats 100 G a pop. Not super worth it. Neumann also sells it for the same price.
I went ahead and watered the Carmite crops before heading for the bath. Time to give Melody her Birthday gift.
: Youll never capture my heart with materialistic stuff!
I...just wanted to give you a birthday present
: What I really love are people who come and take lots of baths! And, of course I hate Peeping Toms who look into the womens bath.
It was just a birthday present, chill, Melody. So giving people gifts they like (Melody likes colored grasses) on their birthdays raises their affection (and sometimes Love Points) towards you, but
Apparently Melody didnt really give a fuck.
Cold as ice, that bath lady.
Well then, it is time. Time to start building the Monster Squad. Ive decided to grab two of our old favorites from Carmite.
Hello, old grinding friend. I come in peace.
Oh holy shit your arrows Seal me? I didnt even know that.
Alright, you just have to vigorously rub these monsters until hearts fly out. Youre gonna take some damage doing this, because the petting animation is long, but eventually
ORKWA? What kind of a name is ORKWA?
Well, unfortunately, the monster name limit is a piddly five letters. That sucks. Thankfully, though, we STILL got a fitting suggestion.
Thanks to sheep-dodger for this suggestion. Go watch the Noone Lives Forever LP on the archive.
Im pretty sure Kates a lady Orc but okay Donnel, whatever.
Now then...oh boy.
Give me a minute to mentally prepare myself here.
Shit shit shit fuck shit
IM RUBBING THIS BEE WITH ALL MY MIGHT
Finally. And, uh...SQUAR? No.
TooMuchAbstraction echoes my sentiment regarding the bees.
Got one, now his buddy can fuck off.
Well that was...disastrous.
Lets eat that Roundoff we got from Edward to cure the Seal. Again, Im not sure why it looks like a giant pair of lips. What is that...made of?
Oh, it actually restores some HP/RP. I had forgotten about that.
Anyway, Orbin out. Time to go grab our next monster.
Oh this is already going poorly.
You will not believe how close this was. I did save first though. Anyway, LUCY is a pretty damn good name for a SatanDemon, but
DarthTNT made a good suggestion with Dante.
Also look at my HP after this. Damn.
And thats how Donnel partied so hard he passed out.
See you all next time.
Oh, regarding the marriage poll, I'm gonna keep it open until we clear a certain dungeon related to the top choice right now. (Mt. Gigant)
So it'll be a while. Remember if you want to vote, check the post first for the format stuff so my vote robot can calculate your stuff correctly. Thanks.