The Let's Play Archive

Shin Megami Tensei II

by Luisfe

Part 21

Twentiethh Update:

First let's see this raised tile:

Well, appaently one of them became the first champion of Valhalla...

A Mandrake!

Good set of skills, for recuperative purposes. Yay for de-stoning and de-poisoning.

This one has already been seen due to Fusion.
They are pissed off, because the one acquired through fusion died.


Wikipedia posted:

In Greek mythology the Erinyes (Ερινύες or Eumenides (the Romans called them the Furies) were female personifications of vengeance. When a formulaic oath in the Iliad (iii.278ff; xix.260ff) invokes "those who beneath the earth punish whoever has sworn a false oath. The Erinyes are simply an embodiment of the act of self-cursing contained in the oath" (Burkert 1985 p 198). They were usually said to have been born from the blood of Ouranos when Cronus castrated him. According to a variant account, they issued from an even more primordial level—from Nyx, "Night". Their number is usually left indeterminate. Virgil, probably working from an Alexandrian source, recognized three: Alecto ("unceasing," who appeared in Virgil's Aeneid), Megaera ("grudging"), and Tisiphone ("avenging murder"). Dante followed Virgil in depicting the same three-charactered Erinyes. The heads of the Erinyes were wreathed with serpents (compare Gorgon), their eyes dripped with blood, and their whole appearance was horrific and appalling. Sometimes they had the wings of a bat or bird, or the body of a dog.

Ah, Mudo, one of the most annoying skills in the MegaTen series. Instant kill. I hate it.

A Dark Elf! Yay! Drow! Wait what? That ain't a drow thingie.

Meh skills, may be good fusion fodder, though.

Let's check this here decrepit building.

Pipes and... Wirefence?

Teleporting spots in the first floor. ANGER RISING

This floor had a hole in one room. And is annoying to navigate.

All in all, not so bad.

Time to check this other area.

Well, it is different.

Recruited one of these.

Also, according to Louis, it is the place where Maou Abbadon lives. That bastard has to pay for what he did to Valhalla.

Well, te Center won't let Aleph back in...

Well, that would be easy to do but WHERE ARE THOSE LAWS WRITTEN?

And look just who is here.

The other messiah dude! And he is angry again!

Well, if it is even mildly effective, that will be true.


Oh. Crap.

What did he do? What's Infidelilly Sap?

And so, Aleph is left alone and without human companions. DAMNATION.

And with that being said, she leaves the scene, and lets Aleph pass through that door.

Ah, an Armors shop! Surely, there will be something decent that Aleph can use!

And yup, just two things that are an improvement over what Aleph is wearing:

A Tetrajammer armor, and a Tachiwari thingumy.

A terminal? Here?

An ANCIENT terminal! And so this is what is left of the Shinjuku area...

That sounds like a fun store! Let's check it!

Well, durr.

That would be convenient.


In another room:

So that explains her weird speech pattern.

To the Drug Store's other door!


Recruited one of these as well.

... They are either things considered demons, or people that are running away from the Mesian central. I don't think they will ever listen to a guy like this.

Good advice, maybe?

A Banshee!

Wikipedia posted:

The Banshee (IPA: [ˈbæn.ʃi]), from the Irish bean sí ("woman of the sídhe" or "woman of the fairy mound") is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. Her Scottish counterpart is the Bean Nighe ("washer-woman").

The sídhe are variously believed to be the survivals of pre-Christian Gaelic deities, spirits of nature, or the ancestors. Some Theosophists and Celtic Christians have also referred to the sídhe as "fallen angels". They are commonly referred to in English as "fairies", and the banshee can also be described as a "fairy woman".

Their Mudo spell makes them very dangerous.

That Masakado fellow sure sounds powerful. Interesting information.

Oooh. Incense that revives people!

So. Fetch quest. Hooray.

But before that, more exploration!

Map of oberon's floor.

In the next floor, something funny happens:
Click me for an embarassed Dalek

Meh, those are plentiful. And there's not enough places where to play Codebreaker (at least not that I've found).

That's always nice.

So that's the extent of Oberon's kingdom? Meh.

Last part of the area.

Ah, the outsides again.

A Kelaino!

Wikipedia posted:

In Greek mythology, Celaeno (Sometimes "Calaeno" or "Kelaino") referred to several different beings.

1. Celaeno was a harpy whom Aeneas encountered at Strophades. She gave him prophecies of his coming journeys. She was one of three harpy sisters, each of whom represented a different aspect of a great storm. Her name means "darkness" or "blackness". She was described as the lover of the west wind, Zephyrus, and with him bore the talking horses of Achilles, Balius and Xanthus. She was also sometimes known as Podarge ("fleet foot").

2. One of the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, was also called Celaeno. She was married to Poseidon and with him mother of Lycus, Nycteus, Eurypylus, and possibly Triton. She was also said to be mother of Deucalion by Promethius.

3. One of the Danaids, the daughters of Danaus. Her mother was Crino. She married Hyperbius, son of Aegyptus and Hephaestine. [1]

4. An amazon. She was killed by Heracles whilst he was undertaking the ninth labour. [2]

5. Celaeno appears in Mommy Fortuna's traveling circus, in the Peter Beagle fantasy classic "The Last Unicorn".

There it is, one more of the harpy sisters.

A shrine!

A VERY annoying shrine.
The floors are slippery and make durect you through rails. And it is ANNOYING.

What does it do?
It fills a bit of the map in nearby unexplored areas. I used this one, and what it did was that it filled a little part of the second floor's map.
Not really useful, I think.


They are always good. And map of the first floor.

Nice treasures

A Lilim!

Wikipedia posted:

The lilin or lilim (singular lili) are dangerous creatures of Jewish folklore. According to some stories, they are the daughters of Lilith, Adam's first wife, by the demon Samael,[citation needed] often identified with Satan. They are demons, with their function being similar to that of a succubus. While men feared them for this reason, mothers feared the attack of the lilin because they were also said to kidnap children, as Lilith herself did.

Upon deserting Adam and turning against God, Lilith was warned that one hundred of her demonic children would die daily if she did not return to God. She refused, and so it is said that one hundred lilin die daily.

The masculine of lili is lilu, a demon attested in Akkadian mythology. See Lilith for an etymological discussion.

And she joined


In the third floor there is only one thing that is important: THIS.

And of course, the answer is "no".

A Baphomet attacks!

Wikipedia posted:

Baphomet is a name of mixed provenance. It first appeared in trial transcripts during the Inquisition of the Knights Templar in the 1300s. Most modern scholars agree that the name was an Old French corruption and misspelling of the name Muhammad. However, in the 1800s, the name came into popular consciousness with a different meaning, as it was applied to pseudo-historical conspiracy theories elaborating on the suppression of the Templars, and it became associated with a "Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Lévi.

The demon does not look at all like the Baphomet. Bah.

Click me for Baphomet fight!

Holy shit what's that thing?

A bigass snake with a human head. Freaky.

A hole!

Another pillar!

And since that srhine is closed, it is time to go back and chase that Puck.