The Let's Play Archive

Shin Megami Tensei 1

by Luisfe

Part 33

Going upstairs.

As you all can plainly see, this is another building. With white walls and a red floor.

Stamos already has one of these. But it is the first time that the party encounters a wild one.

Wikipedia posted:

An angel is a supernatural being found in many religions. In Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism and Islam, they typically act as messengers from God.
The English word came from Latin angelus, which came from Greek ἄγγελος, ángelos, meaning "messenger". The closest Hebrew word for angel is מלאך‎, mal'ach Hebrew word #4397 in Strong's, also meaning "messenger".

Awww, a cute... Flying dog thing?

Wikipedia posted:

The Cu Sith or Cusith of Celtic Mythology (pronounced coo shee) is an enormous legendary hound of the Scottish Highlands. Roughly the size of a cow or large calf, the Cu Sith was said to be dark green in color with shaggy fur and a long braided or curled tail.

The creature was said to be capable of hunting silently, but would occasionally let out three terrifying barks that could be heard for long distances, including by ships at sea. This was said to be a warning to farmers to lock up their women, lest the beast abduct them and take them to a fairy mound to supply milk for fairy (Sídhe) children.

Cu Sith literally means "fairy dog." Supernatural dogs in Celtic mythos are usually completely black, or white with red ears. The Cu Sith's coloration is therefore highly unusual, although it may be derived from the green color of Celtic fairies.

Spartoi, another skeleton monster, and thus, succeptible to the Angel's Hanma spell.

Wikipedia posted:

In Greek mythology, Spartes or Spartoí (in Greek Σπαρτοί, literal translation: "sown men", from σπείρω speírō, "to sow") are a mythical people who sprang up from the earth when the teeth of the dragon of Ares were sown.
Cadmus arrived in Thebes after following a cow at the urging of the oracle at Delphi, who instructed him to found a city wherever the cow should stop. [1] Cadmus, wishing to sacrifice the cow, sent his men to a nearby spring to fetch water. The spring was guarded by a dragon, which slew many of the men before Cadmus killed it with his sword.

According to Apollodorus, the dragon was sacred to Ares. Athena gave Cadmus half of the dragon's teeth, advising him to sow them. When he did, armed men sprang up from the furrows. Cadmus threw a stone among them because he feared them, and they, thinking that the stone had been thrown by one of the others, fought each other until only five of them remained: Echion, Udeus, Chthonius, Hyperenor and Pelorus. These five helped Cadmus to found the city of Thebes, but Cadmus was forced to be a slave to Ares for one year to atone for killing the dragon. At the end of the year, he was given Harmonia, the daughter of Aphrodite and Ares, to be his wife.[2]

However, Hellanicus writes that only five Sparti sprang up, omitting the battle between them. In his version, Zeus had to intervene to save Cadmus from the anger of Ares, who wished to kill him. [3]

Echion later married Agave, the daughter of Cadmus, and Pentheus their son succeeded Cadmus as king.
The other half of the dragon's teeth were planted by Jason at Cholchis. Aeetes, the king of Cholchis, was given the teeth by Athena, and forced Jason to sow them in order to win the golden fleece. Like Cadmus, Jason threw a stone among the spartoi to confuse them. None survived the battle.

In the motion picture, Jason and the Argonauts, the Spartes are depicted as living skeletons.

Ah hah, also, that explains why Bufula has no effect on them, and Agi-order spells are quite effective. And their skeleton forms.

Map of the first floor.

It is the last thing to do in this area.

I think that the correct answer is "No", if one answers "Yes", Thorman just kicks the party out. And that's not a good thing.

And so, the ambassador shows his TRUE FORM. Thor.

Wikipedia posted:

Thor (Old Norse: Þórr) is the red-haired and bearded god of thunder in Norse Mythology and more generally Germanic mythology (Old English: Þunor, Old Dutch and Old High German: Donar, from Proto-Germanic *Þunraz).

Thor is the son of Odin and Jord. During Ragnarök, Thor and Jörmungandr will kill each other.

Obviously, much, much more information on the Wikipedia page.

And THAT's why Marin-Karin is a must in this game's boss fights. It causes them to damage themselves, and it lasts for like 3 or 4 turns, normally, causing heavy damage to the enemies.

Oh. Crap.


And so, the brave Stamos' life ends. In a rain of nuclear fire, set off by an angry (and apparently monotheistic???) norse god.

Or not.

That Japanese site posted:

En no Ozuna
Born in Yamato no Kuni (present Nara prefecture)in the era of the empror Jomei. He was wise in his childhood, pursued for classical books, through knowledge of the doctrine and mastered Sanpou(the law of Buddha, the laws, the priest). Later, he practiced ascetic training in Mt. Ikoma in Yamato (present Nara) and , in Mt. Kumano in Kii(present Wakayama prefecture), he climbed Mt. Katruragi and enshrined Kujaku Myoo and practiced ascetic training, which made him manifested. He was accused of entirely contrary to the fact, he was sent to Izu. He came back to Kyoto after being released and became a founder of Shugen-do(moutaineering ascetism). Later he was manifested in Buzen Kyushuu (present Ooita). He could not be traced then after. His servants are called Zenki, Goki. He was deigned the title of Shinpen Daibosatsu in 1799

And so, the world, as Stamos came to know it, ended.
What adventures await Stamos in this brave new world?
Who could be the other two persons?
WHAT is this new place?
Maybe we'll see the answers in the next update!