Part 15: Episode XV: Casual Discourse on Somniloquy
Episode XV: Casual Discourse on Somniloquy
Music: Blow Up
Welcome back to the world map. While previously, we were in a vague "Plains" area and a fictional rural village in said region, Fengtian and Dalian are both real places. So, it seems the gang has managed to fly in the ballpark of 400 km between chapters. Not bad for a plane that looked like it could barely lift-off and almost assuredly wasn't topped off on its fuel.
It seems our band, or at the very least Yuri, has managed to jog 21 miles since our adventure began. Not a bad work-out. I think 1 step = 1 yard in the game's calculations. Or maybe more correctly one meter. I'd hazard a guess that wasn't originally in Imperial and the localization didn't rejigger the calculations for an optional menu few people likely looked at and has zero impact on the game proper
Badger Devil sounds hardcore.
In any case, let's jump on into Dark Port Dalian In a bit. First, a flashback!
Sound of footsteps in the grass.
New Music: Tanjou
Hee hee! Dont worry, Mom, Im fine! Im just gonna go tell Dad its suppertime! Hes been working so hard, he must be hungry!
We join Yuri's dad smacking a hoe into a hill to seemingly no effect while wearing his full military uniform. Look, he's trying really hard to farm and is too proud to admit he has absolutely no idea what the hell he is doing. Also, he's quite concerned about the sun going supernova back there.
Young Yuri runs up to him. Kid, you're wearing that fox mask wrong
Papa Hyuga stops tilling the hill, wipes his brow and looks to see what his son wants.
Heh heh Mom says suppers ready!
Oh. Well, I could use a break.
<looks at the ground quizzically> I umm I think I made some real progress here
Yuri trots around and looks over the area.
Sure. Winters much harsher here on the continent than in Katsuragi, where you were born. First, we work to plant lots of seeds.
Then we umm We Drat I used to know this one
Water them and they grow into big crops!
<snaps fingers> Yes! Of course. I was going to say that. Just testing you is all That's my boy!
Then, in fall, we split the harvest with everyone from town. If we all work hard and help each other out, we can make it through even the toughest of winters. Understand?
Say, Dad Will you have to go away again in the fall? To work?
<turns from his son to the sun>
For how long? Will you be back soon? Its okay, Dad, I can wait for you! Cause Im a man!
<walks up to his dad> But, Moms different. Shes a girl so she misses you. She tries to hide it, but I can tell how sad she is
<turns to Yuri> Yuri. You look after Mom when Im away, all right? Ill try to come back before winter.
Okay I promise. Come back soon, okay ?
Of course. I promise, too.
I only need to sort out the one sorcerer this time. I'll be back in no time, son.
Cmon. Moms waiting.
The two take off back towards their home as the scene ends. I don't think they say Yuri's father's name for some time. For some reason, they localized it as Ben Hyuga. His original name was Jinpachiro Hyuga and that's what they use when he's mentioned in Shadow Hearts 2. No idea why they changed it here.
Now for a brief Mysterious Voice intermission. And then
Music: Rice Field of Light
Yuri. Wake up! Please wake up.
Mhmf f-five more minutes, mom
Yuri, this is serious!
Gah Fine. I'm up I'm up!
What? Somethin happen?
Did something HAPPEN? Ill say it did! How can you possibly sleep at a time like this, sonny boy?!
Time like what?
Is something on fire ? Oh gawd, we're still on this flying deathtrap!?
Oh, I'm sorry, dear. Alice and I had planned to carry you to the nearest inn and gently tuck you into bed when we landed OF COURSE we're still on the airplane!!
Huh?! The engines busted!!
YOU DON'T SAY!?
Yuri, I heard what you said in your sleep. You were saying, Dad, Dad, theyre coming to kill Mom, help You seemed to be in so much pain
That's weird, cuz I remember a dream about my dad being bad at farming with the sun exploding for some reason
Look here, Missy! This is no time for casual discourse on somniloquy! Were going to crash! CRASH, I tell you!! Aiiieeeee!!
I'm sure it'll be fine. They're just overreacting.
See? Margarete pulled it up just in time. Now they just need to find somewhere to land and
AWW CHRIST! Well, at least the entire party seemingly eating shit and dying again is a good excuse to end things short. I need to go prep for my daughter's birthday. Frikkin' sixteen. What the hell!?
Video: Episode 15 Highlight Reel (You should probably watch this.)