The Let's Play Archive

Shin Megami Tensei 1

by Luisfe

Part 29

Nukes? That does not sound good. At all.

A dryad!

Wikipedia posted:

Dryads are female tree spirits in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies 'oak,' from an Indo-European root *derew(o)- 'tree' or 'wood.' Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. "Such deities are very much overshadowed by the divine figures defined through poetry and cult," Walter Burkert remarked of Greek nature deities (Burkert 1986, p174).

The nymphs of ash trees were called the Meliai. The ash-tree sisters tended the infant Zeus in Rhea's Cretan cave. Rhea gave birth to the Meliai after being made fertile by the blood of castrated Ouranos.

Dryads, like all nymphs, were supernaturally long-lived and tied to their homes, but some were a step beyond most nymphs. These were the hamadryads who were an integral part of their trees, such that if the tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well. For these reasons, dryads and the Greek gods punished any mortals who harmed trees without first propitiating the tree-nymphs.

Of course, that woman in the bar gave it to Stamos.

Just how damn common is the name?

Yes, just like Dre's girlfriend.

This one annoyed me. It is a false option. I DON'T LIKE FALSE OPTIONS.


Wait. What? She is working with Ozawa?
Oh crap.

Oh crap. Did not explore the area beforehand. Oh well. Whatever.

A shade!

Wikipedia posted:

A Shade in the mythological or supernatural sense can be one of many things. A spiritual or emotional imprint left on a person, place or thing. A "presence" that which is seen out of the corner of the eye or known (sometimes physically felt) only under conditions and times. They can come in many forms, anything from a deceased (or living for that matter) person's or animal's imprint left on something or someone, to something invoked into the "possession" of an object and even sometimes a person.

In demonology Gamigin is a Marquis of Hell, and rules over thirty legions of demons. He teaches all liberal sciences and gives an account of the souls of those who died in sin and who drowned in the sea, speaking with a rough voice. He also answers what is asked about, and stays with the conjurer until he or she is satisfied.

Gamigin is depicted as a little horse or a donkey, which changes form into a man under the conjurer's request.

Other spellings: Gamigm, Gamygyn, Samigina.

Other than a massive with the source, I suppose that is right.
But what the hell is a demonology definition doing in a site about economics? The internet amazes me once more.

Wikipedia posted:

A bogle, bogill is the Scots term for a legendary creature with a fierce temper. They are reputed to live for the simple purpose of torturing young children that disobey their mothers, or of punishing those that are lazy, incontinent (lacking self-restraint), or guilty of crimes.

One of the most famous usages of the term was by Gavin Douglas, who was in turn quoted by Robert Burns at the beginning of Tam O' Shanter

"Of Brownyis and of Bogillis full is this Buke."

The bogle is also a creature that loves to vex humans until they go insane. They may cause a human to hear a voice around a corner, only to find that nothing is there, and then repeat the same antics around another corner. This will go on and on until the human decides to give up in utter frustration. Another way they might annoy humans is to enter a person's house and create a mess, make weird noises, or do other small things that for some reason, always happens at very unopportune times.

A bogle is often confused with its many closely-related Scottish legendary creatures, such as the better known Boggart. It is also considered to be involved in a family called the "ballybogs". A modern rendition of the Bogle is the Bogeyman. There is also a cognate term in Scottish Gaelic, bòcan, usually meaning a hobgoblin, and the bodach also bears some similarities.

He is anoying in SMT3 :P

Wikipedia posted:

In demonology, Forneus is a Great Marquis of Hell, and has twenty-nine legions of demons under his rule. He teaches Rhetoric and languages, gives men a good name, and makes them be loved by their friends and foes.

He is depicted as a sea-monster.

His name seems to come from Latin 'fornus', 'furnus', oven.

Time to go out of there. And to fuse the minions, their strenght will not be sufficient.

THIS. This is a must-get. Why? Marin-Karin. That spell. The spell, mixed with the power of savestates WILL make the game oh so much easier, as it can cause the enemies to ATTACK THEMSELVES.
Never, ever leave your home in a demon infested world without a minion that can cast Marin-Karin.

Healing spells. And holy attacks. Those things may or may not be useful in a while.

Also: Not summoning minions for a while. Why? To save magnetite. Who knows when it will be needed? :P

Did not get this guy as a minion, but the message amused me.
Well, time to go out of the big mall, there's more to be seen in Shinjuku after all.

I am sure that Stamos and his party will have to visit that big building in a while. But first...

This small one.

And this update ends with two level ups. What stats should be upgraded?