Part 24: Spelunking SomalierUpdate 24: Spelunking Somalier
Its Rune Factory.
Last time Donnel worked himself to exhaustion for my convenience again. Going to get quite a bit one in this update, substantial progress in Mt. Gigant, a new pet, and a sidequest. Speaking of that, lets go find the trigger for that last one.
For Emmetts quest, you need to talk to him in his room while the bars not open. Now that we have his key, thats possible.
Thats great, but its not what Im looking for. Sometimes you have to talk to him a few times.
Here we go. This was attempt #3
This is the only hint you get towards the sidequest. Its pretty damn vague, but its all the clues were getting. I could get it now, but Donnels got more pressing business.
Headed back to Mt. Gigant! HiMoo is with us, well see if her prowess in making milk helps her make damage.
She got stuck on the geometry and just stared at me through this entire fight with the Big Mushes. Look how disappointed Donnel is.
Also, her attack animation is so slow that this Weegull could chain stun her. You know, the thing that has to fly up in the air and wait like, 2 full seconds before attacking?
HiMoo might not really be cut out for this. Thats okay. Her milks good enough.
Also, the Weegull left a prize!
Like the Fire Crystal, these serve as crafting ingredients later, or good gifts for Sharron.
I just took the straight path back to where I stopped last time, skipping the Peekamoo spawner.
Theres a path east of here, so time to take it.
It diverges into 3 paths on the other side. I went north, and heres some more Big Mushes. These guys arent really a threat, their attack is AOE and it hurts, but they usually go down so quick I dont see it.
Still, this is always welcome to see.
Guess were going up.
More Weegulls. About as simple as the last batch.
These Flowers suck and I hate them. Still not a huge threat.
Really the best way to fight them is to strafe around and wait for them to cast this thorn attack, then go in for a combo. Still, it can be tough not to get caught by its wind spell.
Pretty nice architecture up here for a monster infested mountain.
Right across the pleasant bridge, however, is this guy. This is a...Buffamo. Theyre basically just Peekamoos that you cant milk with slightly higher stats. You can ride it, though.
Still, theyre slow and easy to dispatch, so its on to this save point. Lots of farm space here, and on the mountain in general, but I probably wont bother with it until the boss is dead. Plus...Ill have a lot of time. (The next cave has a really fucking dumb mechanic)
To the west, another bridge. Its a good thing Donnels not afraid of heights. I dont think Donnels afraid of anything. Thats probably a bad thing.
From here on out, the dungeon becomes one winding path. First off, another wave of spiders. As far as bug enemies go, these jokers dont hold a candle to the Bees.
Another pack of Buffamo, not much difficulty here.
More spiders. This part of the dungeon isnt exactly...thrilling. Still, I like the music.
And at the end of this path is the peak of Mt. Gigant, which is still sealed.
Im pretty sure I can clear those out, so lets keep going.
I walked all the way back down to that spot where the path diverged after the first save point. South is just some rocks and farmland. But a little further east
More Weegulls! Moreso than any other dungeon, I think Mt. Gigant has the issue of Lots of enemies, but theyre pretty pathetic. I may just be overleveled though.
Southeast is a little path tucked away. Its necessary, though.
Also a wall of flames is blocking me off from my destination. One sec.
There we go. Now whats our prize?
Oh yes. Heres what Ive been looking for.
This guy chasing me in circles is a Cockadoodle, they lay eggs. Otherwise its just a weaker Weegull. But...eggs.
I want those fuckin eggs. But I must rest before attempting to tame the mighty beast.
Alright, full HP, lets go.
You can actually miss with the glove if you try to pet this guy while it flies up. But, with persistence
This was a close one.
But I liked Waynes Fried Chicken.
Nice. And now we have a barn with our three creatures that produce things that scale with happiness. You can probably figure out my plan here..
And fuck the rest of these chickens.
Double the rewards!
...This First Forest thing is getting sketchier by the day.
Anyway, backtracking out of the Chicken Tunnel and heading north, weve got more fire. Good to refill in the pool near the Cockadoodle spawner, if you need to.
Donnel cannot squeeze through this tiny space. Come on, Donnel. Slide, buddy.
Theres a cave! And a Big Mush guarding it! Honestly, they should have just put more fire down.
The caves just more farming space, which means the rest of the spawners are along the route to the Peekamoo spawner. You already saw that last update.
Heres a highlight.
I also took a nap before engaging plants.
And got a level in sleeping. Good shit.
Heres the optimal position to be in for these plant spawners. The swords hitting both of them and the spawner at once, which is one reason I prefer the wide arc weapons like the Wind Sword.
And with that and the Peekamoo down, the gates are open to the boss.
But Im gonna save that for later, because I do want to finish that sidequest today.
First off, though, lets wave a basket around Fried here.
I HAVE THE EGG.
Its a Small Egg, like the wool and milk, it improves based on happiness.
Oddly enough, even though its a holiday, I dont see Ivan here. I think its too early for him. I do have another destination in mind.
To the JasperCave!
So Im headed back into Jaspers basement. Hes asleep, but Im sure he wont mind.
So now you have to hit A on this one specific spot. Nothing tells you about this, so youll probably only discover it by accident or with a guide.
Oh, heres this incredibly rare wine.
Oh shit, Donnel, act natural.
: Erm...Im...er looking for something.
Goddammit Donnel, youre blowing this.
: Hmm. Isnt that Rollabouti in your hands?
: You know about it?
: Its a rare wine. Dad bought up all the bottles, so its scarce!
: He says it doesnt taste all that good, and I doubt hell ever drink it, so just take it.
Oh shit, thanks Bianca.
Insightful commentary, Bianca.
No, you cannot drink it for yourself. Lets go somewhere weve never been...the secret chamber...
I cant decide if he has a double bed because hes large, or if maybe Jaspers wife is dead. Shit, thats dark.
He doesnt seem to be too sad, though.
We can all learn lessons from Jasper.
Jasper it is 7 AM
You can also go into the kitchen, where Tabatha hangs out in the mornings.
So then, time to deliver the Rollabouti to Emmett.
: I got it from Jaspers wine cellar. Its a shame Im too young to drink something like this.
Donnel you murdered a Chimera, a little Bacardi isnt going to kill you.
: Why dont you try a little?
: Wow! Thanks! Im so happy! Thanks!
And thats the end of that sidequest. Its a pretty simple one.
The Ultimate Curry is one of the best healing items in the game. It is consumable, though, so dont waste it. It boosts all your stats and restores HP/RP, and you can make more later. Although the recipe does call for...Demon Blood.
Seems like a good stopping point. Next time, the boss of Mt. Gigant, and the worst cave mechanic in the whole damn game.
LAST CALL FOR MARRIAGE POLL! Itll close when the next update goes up.
Also now accepting names for any of the Mt. Gigant creatures: