The Let's Play Archive


by ExMortis

Part 12: Episode 11: The Garden of the Gods


Music Used (in order of appearance)
"Pentawa I" - Sorcerian Super Arrange Version 1
"Village" - MS-DOS version
"Combat Scene" - MS-DOS version
"Village" - Sorcerian Forever II
"Combat Scene" - Sorcerian Forever II
"The Heavens" - MS-DOS version
"Combat Scene" - Sorcerian Forever MIDI Piano
"The Heavens" - Sorcerian Perfect Collection vol. 3
"The Heavens" - PC-98 OPN version
"The Heavens" - Sorcerian Apprentice of Seven Star Magic
"Harp" - MS-DOS version
"Combat Scene" - PC-98 OPN version
"The Heavens" - Sorcerian Apprentice of Seven Star Magic (cont'd)
"Harp" - Socerian Perfect Collection vol. 3
"Combat Scene" - PC-98 OPN version (cont'd)
"Village" - PC-98 OPN version
"Evil Shaman" - Sorcerian Perfect Collection vol. 3
"Village" - Sorcerian Perfect Collection vol. 3
"Harp" - Sorcerian Perfect Collection vol. 3 (disc 2 version)


From the journals of a Sorcerian adventurer --

I took up adventuring in my teens, when I was good for little else than following about after more experienced adventurers and swinging my sword at everything that moved. Since then, I have been many places and seen many things: I have killed -- not only monsters, but humans like myself; I have been across the ocean and seen how large the world really is; I have stood in the shadow of a dragon whose wings blotted out the sun; I have made a mistake that cost the life of my dearest friend.

As I grew older, I began to realize that I could not go on fighting monsters as though I were still a reckless teenager. I decided that I would hang up my sword and live out my life quietly in Pentawa City, never to go forth again on wild and perilous adventures. I did not know how mistaken I was.

It all began when refugees began pouring over the northern border of Pentawa. These were the inhabitants of the foothills that lay beneath the great mountain range called 'The Garden of the Gods', where the Gods of Pentawa had their home. The line of ragged, exhausted people pouring into the capital city stretched to the horizon and beyond. I stopped to comfort a little girl who was crying uncontrollably, her dirty face streaked with tears. "The Gods are angry at us," she wept. "We made offerings, but it didn't help. The shrine maiden says the Gods are unhappy with our prayers! The river flooded our town, even though there was no rain. Our animals are dying, and there is no food!"

I didn't care what the Gods' excuse was for being angry; the sight of this child's misery made me furious. I made up my mind to gather up my old friends, and confront these unfeeling gods directly. If I'd known what difficulties and dangers awaited me I might have stayed in Pentawa, but if I had, I would have missed the greatest adventure of my life.


The gods who live on a high mountain range near Pentawa seem to be wreaking some awful vengeance on the people of the city at the mountain's base. Strange natural disasters have caused the people of this city to leave their homes and seek refuge in Pentawa to avoid starvation.

In order to uncover the reason behind these supernatural occurences, it may be necessary to journey to the 'Garden of the Gods' and negotiate directly with the ruling deities of the land.


WINE: This wine is made from grapes especially rich in sugar that occur only once in every 100 years.

RED SEED: A large seed of unknown origin which was found in a empty house in the deserted village.

SEED OF FLAME: This seed was created by the Sun God.

GOLDEN WINE: Wine from the golden apples that grow in the Garden of the Gods.

RED FRUIT: This fruit grows on a giant vine whose top reaches above the clouds. No human being has ever tasted it.

SILVER HARP: The sound of this harp has the power to clear the minds of any who listen.

GOD'S BRACELET: This powerful magic artifact was stolen from the abode of the Gods. It could be used to control the world.


PELUTON: This monster has the head of an antelope and the body of a bird. It is said that its appearance marks the beginning of the destruction of Pentawa.

ARALORA: A bird monster with a human face. Attacks with beak and claws.

ADANA: A shrine maiden who sold her soul to the powers of darkness. She seeks the powers of the gods for herself.