The Let's Play Archive

Shin Megami Tensei II

by Luisfe

Part 9

Update 8: Low Class and High Class

First, let's visit the old gym.

In the words of Nelson Muntz: "HA HA!"


Hawk doesn't know either, but he'll learn soon.


No one knows.

Let's see what's up in the arena.

God damnit, I want makka!

Oooh, elevator!

And that's how one reaches the bad part of Valhalla.

It is a crazed crash test dummy!

Cleverly hidden building!

But even the treasure is low class. And POOR.
And Okamoto thought that his life sucked...


A puppeteer!

*gasp* Gaians still exist!

And there is an illegal temple!

They provide the same services the Mesian Church does, and with creepier music.

Woo, Mag. 2 Zombies worth of it!

Little money

A Hanged Man!

Wikipedia posted:

The Hanged Man (XII) is a Major Arcana Tarot card. It is also known as The Traitor, particularly in older decks.
The Hanged Man is a card of profound but veiled significance. Its symbolism points to divinity, linking it to the death of Christ in Christianity and the stories of Osiris (Egyptian mythology) and Mithras (Roman mythology). In all of these stories, the destruction of self brings life to humanity; on the card, these are symbolized respectively by the hanged man and the living tree from which he swings. Its relationship to the other cards usually involves personal loss for a greater gain.

The Hanged Man is often associated with Odin, the primary god of the Norse Pantheon. Odin hung upside down from the world-tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days in order to gain knowledge of the runes, which the Norse cosmology regarded as the source and end of all mystery and all knowledge. The moment he glimpsed the runes, he died, but the knowledge of them was so powerful that he immediately returned to life. This interpretation highlights the necessity of undertaking acts of personal sacrifice in order to achieve one's own higher spiritual good.

Another meaning resides in the journey of life. Certain aspects of life — for example sex — are viewed one way by children and a different way by adults. The Hanged Man is the initiate into mysteries. He understands the truth because he sees it from a different angle.

The most common interpretation of the card is of an outcast of society that appears to be a fool but is actually in complete alignment. The upside-downness of the hanged man gives him an advantage that outsiders are unable to see or understand.


So, the Mesians use Lucifugue Rofocale's products? THEY USE HELL AS A MINT?
What the hell. Them Mesians must have some sort of agreement with the Prime Minister of Hell, or maybe this woman is just being crazy.

And that is true, they even have a Gaian temple there.

And so two minions become ONE.

Wikipedia finds absolutely nothing about this guy. Too bad.

A Garage!

Ah, so it is a neutral Healing place. Good to know that.

So... The scientist dude personthing makes demosn with STEM CELLS?
His evil knows no bounds.

AT LAST. Decent loot.


And that's Madam's mansion.

Move, peons.

What would be an appropriate name for Beth?