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Shin Megami Tensei 1

by Luisfe

Part 50

Stats increased.

Goin' out.

Megaten Wiki posted:

One of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. He appears in the form of a winged human with the head of an animal, and has power over love and lust.

Not much information, unfortuantely.
This image found in Google Images may or may not be related, but since it mentions Solomon, it probably is:

As a chaotic demon, it is out of the party'0s hunting list.... For the moment.

Is that a stadium?

Hey! A building! Time to explore, methinks.


Uh huh. I don't think that's going to end well.

Time to go shopping!

Well, expensive armor is expensive, but at least it had some nice bonuses.
On the other hand, it pretty much made Stamos a poor man.

Wikipedia posted:

Nezha (Chinese: 哪吒; pinyin: Nézhā; Japanese: Nataku or Nata) is a deity, the enfant terrible trickster, originally of Chinese mythology, though in the West he is perhaps more well known from Japanese anime. His official Taoist deity name is Zhongtan Yuanshuai. (中壇元帥)

Nezha is often depicted flying in the sky with a wheel of fire under each foot, a golden hoop, the "cosmic ring", around his shoulder and a spear in his hands. Sometimes he is given multiple arms. Nezha is usually depicted as a youth and rarely as an adult.

As the third son of a military commander called Li Jing, a military leader in Chentangguan Fortress, his birth was peculiar. When his mother got pregnant, she waited for three years to deliver the boy, but unfortunately a meat ball was born. His father got so angry that he split it with a sword, which caused Nezha to jump out and grow fully, even though his mind and temperament were that of a child. He flayed and disemboweled himself after committing several crimes in the eyes of the Heavenly Court but was brought back to life by his master, a Taoist immortal sage who used lotus blossoms to reconstruct a body for his soul to inhabit.

Nezha's two elder brothers are also powerful warriors. The eldest is Jinzha (金吒), who is a disciple of Manjusri Bodhisattva, and the second eldest is Muzha (木吒), a disciple of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva.

And as a neutral demon... Well, his days are over whenever he encounters Stamos' party of swift death.

Asshats sabotaging other asshats' dear project. Can't say that I am against that.


Wikipedia posted:

In Western medieval legend, an incubus (plural incubi) is a demon in male form supposed to lie upon sleepers, especially women, in order to have sexual intercourse with them. They are also believed to do this in order to spawn other incubi. The incubus drains energy from the woman on whom it performs sexual intercourse in order to sustain itself, and some sources indicate that it may be identified by its unnaturally cold penis.[1] Religious tradition holds that repeated intercourse with such a spirit by either males or females (the female version of the incubus is called a succubus) may result in the deterioration of health, or even death.[2]

Chaos, yadda yadda yadda.

Wikipedia posted:

Barbegazi are mythical creatures from Swiss mythology. A variety of dwarf or gnome, a barbegazi resembles a small white-furred man with a long beard and enormous feet. They travel in the mountains that are their home by skiing with their massive feet, or using them as snowshoes. The word barbegazi comes from the French barbe-glacée, meaning "frozen beard". Because of their penchant for high altitudes and low temperatures, they are rarely sighted by humans, but sometimes help shepherds round up lost sheep.

Law, so it is fair game. And they look nothing like the Wikidescription :P

Core shields are always needed Damned dungeons with damaging floors, I hate them. HATE.

No information found. Unfortunately.

And escaping in the Full Moon time

Wikipedia posted:

In demonology, Ose is a Great President of Hell, ruling three legions of demons (thirty to other authors, and Pseudomonarchia Daemonum gives no number of legions). He makes men wise in all liberal sciences and gives true answers concerning divine and secret things; he also brings insanity to any person the conjurer wishes, making him/her believe that he/she is the creature or thing the magician desired, or makes that person think he is a king and wearing a crown, or a Pope.

Ose is depicted as a leopard that after a while changes into a man.

His name seems to derive from Latin 'os', mouth, language, or 'osor', that who abhors.

Other spellings: Osé, Oze, Oso, Voso.


Hah! I knew it was a good idea to get like 7 shields!

oh, really? Sounds familiar, somehow.
REALLY familiar.
Nice suit, though.

And he has a name that is similar to mine! Yay!

Wait what, why is she here?


And then he leaves.

Wikipedia posted:

In Greek mythology, the Gorgons ("terrible" or, according to some, "loud-roaring") were vicious female monsters with sharp fangs and hair of living, venomous snakes.
Gorgons are sometimes depicted as having wings of gold, brazen claws, and the tusks of boars. According to the myths, seeing the face of a Gorgon turned the viewer to stone.

Homer speaks of only one Gorgon, whose head is represented in the Iliad as fixed in the center of the aegis of Zeus:

"About her shoulders she flung the tasselled aegis, fraught with terror...and therein is the head of the dread monster, the Gorgon, dread and awful, a portent of Zeus that beareth the aegis."(5.735ff)

Its earthly counterpart is a device on the shield of Agamemnon:

"...and therein was set as a crown the Gorgon, grim of aspect, glaring terribly, and about her were Terror and Rout."(11.35ff)

In the Odyssey, she is a monster of the underworld:

"...and pale fear seized me, lest august Persephone might send forth upon me from out of the house of Hades the head of the Gorgon, that awful monster..."(11.635)

Hesiod (Theogony, Shield of Heracles) increases the number of Gorgons to three-Stheno (the mighty), Euryale (the far-springer) and Medusa (the queen), and makes them the daughters of the sea-god Phorcys and of Keto. Their home is on the farthest side of the western ocean; according to later authorities, in Libya. The Attic tradition, reproduced in Euripides (Ion), regarded the Gorgon as a monster, produced by Gaia to aid her sons the Titans against the gods and slain by Athena. Of the three Gorgons, only Medusa is mortal.

According to Ovid (Metamorphoses), Medusa alone had serpents in her hair, and this was due to Athena (Roman Minerva) cursing her. Medusa had copulated with Poseidon (Roman Neptune), who was aroused by the golden color of Medusa's hair, in a temple of Athena. Athena therefore changed the enticing golden locks into serpents. Aeschylus says that the three Gorgons had only one tooth and one eye between them (see also the Graeae), which they had to swap between themselves.

Other sources claim that each of three Gorgon sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, had snakes for hair, and had the power to turn anyone who looked at them to stone. Apollodorus (11.2.6, 2.4.1, 22.4.2) provides a good summary of the Gorgon myth, while Pausanias (5.10.4, 8.47.5, many other places) supplies the details of where and how the Gorgons were represented in Greek art and architecture.

Chaos, bah.


Interesting. A nonworking TV wall.

Okay, this just had to be shown. Silly weapon name is silly.

On one hand, it has a very nice power level.
On the other hand, it is CURSED.
So to the "sell as soon as possible" pile it goes.

Understandable, but for the love of.. Uh... Lucifer? PUT SOME PANTS ON.

Easy set of demons is easy.


Hms. Hmmms.

What should be done, goons? go out and check the environment a bit more, go upstairs or go downstairs?Also: Should go back to Ginza soon to install that memory board.