Part 20: Donnel, MD: Episode 1Update 20: Donnel, MD: Episode 1
Welcome back to the fast paced, wolf riding, sword swinging adventure. Im about to hideously fail at clearing out a cave!
This should have been my first bad omen. I got smacked by a Troll.
The ants ruined poor D-Dog. They healed off him, for insult to injury.
Bad Omen 2: So you know how I was all hyped about that Wind Sword? Uh. I may have forgotten enemies have...elemental resistances. I usually do 20ish damage per swing. Bees lower it to 6. I might need a backup weapon. Also fuck bees.
Thankfully the Antidote Herbs are abundant in lava hell bee pit.
Uh, speaking of.
Good chance to try out our Medication spell, though! 80 HP regained and all status effects cleared? Good for the tiny RP cost. I think its less than a sword combo right now.
We havent been in this area before. Its west of the Bee spawner, and full of planting land and some mining rocks.
Also a handy save point! Thats...weirdly early in the dungeon, at least if you take this path. To be honest, the layout of Clemens is weird. Im trying to picture it right now and having trouble.
Heres a spawner thats generating our old Firey Friends. This was strike 3. So, the thing is, hes hiding by the spawner, and in my rush to destroy it
I ran directly into the fire AOE like 3 times. Donnel is hiding in this screenshot out of shame. These guys kinda suck to fight, because after you get a combo off, you can either make a beeline away, in which case you might eat a fireball to the ass, or circle it, in which case the fire AOE can wreck you.
This...did not go well. Im going back to town, and well have some villager chat.
: Im happy she wasnt injured, but you really should scold her, or shell just run off again!
Lady, your son locked me in a room with a chimera like a week ago.
Finally, were acknowledged.
Oh no stop
: Lara, the nurse that everyone loves. Felicity, the mayors daughter who is a little sick right now. Melody, the girl that runs the bathhouse in the witches outfit. Shes got some sort of charm. Tabatha, the girl who has a demeanor not from this world. Bianca, shes selfish, but hot! Mei, she looks young, but is older than youd think. She makes the most of that. Mist, she works earnestly, but this sometimes slips. Sharron, a surprise package who lives in the ruins. Shes tough to approach, but is still very pretty. Tori, the way she talks is a little gloomy, but men who like a gentle soul cant resist her. And finally Rosetta, a girl with a wicked tongue who comes to collect your shipping boxes. Well, thats it, theyre all so cute, it amazes me! I never know which one Id choose.
That was 11 screenshots were never talking to Lukas again.
Well, uh, lets see...someone else.
Camus will happily pay for our million pounds of fish.
Neumann, however, wont sell to you on rainy days. This doesnt really matter because he doesnt have anything worth buying but the house upgrade anyway.
(I just noticed Felicity and Donnel have disappeared in this screenshot for some reason)
: I want to live in a better town. But I dont know what I can do to help.
Flee, Felicity. Flee this horrible town of shitty caves and creepy poets.
Its not time for the Bathhouse to open yet, but since were friends with Melody, we can drop by anyway.
Donnel, however, refuses to bathe without paying the fucking dime or whatever, so we cant actually use it.
These are the only times you can find Melody in her room. Maybe shell have something interesting to say.
: I dont know where I went wrong, but I ended up working in a bathhouse. I do wonder sometimes.
Okay, that kinda rules, Melody.
So, we can actually progress a sidequest now. Weve broken 3 FP with Godwin.
Thats all we need for now.
: On behalf of the town, let me express our gratitude. Thank you very much indeed. By the way, what was in Clemens Cave? Was there another large monster in there?
Give it time, Godwin. Give it time.
For the next step of the sidequest, its got to be evening. So...uh...I could take a bathroom break, or make a sandwich, or...
J A S P E R T I M E
Well, that didnt take much time at all. Huh. Well, theres that bee problem
Time for a drastic solution.
It is time to become the hillbilly wizard.
Oh, we can grab Edwards house key as well, since weve hit 3 FP with him as well. Its not super useful. I think we can talk to Lara here as well.
So, someone earlier in the thread mentioned that these might be useful if theyre permanent, so Im going to try them out. Oddly enough, you can only buy these one at a time. Maybe because they dont stack?
Alright, back into Clemens for some...spelling tests. (kill me)
Oh no! A fearsome Titan is bearing down on Donnel!
Only Egam can help us now.
Theres about a half second cast time, but we can now shoot flame!
...19 damage? I get that much from a sword swing for like, a third of the RP!
Its a little better on the bees at least. Thats 33, not 3 and 3. It doesnt hit multiple foes. Magic is...pretty shit in this game.
Still, I was adamant, and spent far too much time sitting here hurling fireballs at bees.
At least this spell is still good. Still a pal, Egam.
Time to try out the Neutralizing Solution.
Huh. Works as advertised. I cleared out a little path. Well see if its still gone next time I enter the cave.
I spent the rest of my HP bar mining.
It was a sad haul. Dejected, Donnel trudges back home, sick of magic and rocks and bees and lava caves.
But maybe Godwin will have some advice after dark.
Or maybe...wait a minute.
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...Oh. Oh fuck.
: Really? Hold on a moment.
NEXT TIME ON: DONNEL, MD
holy shit i cant believe you got tuberculosis from a rock