This update is titled: Enemies that should not exist underwater.
Anyway, We're going to soshette and ring island, let's sail north by northwest from Shaia Lab #3. We need to find an Eddy, let's see. . .
Oh is this it?
No, wrong Eddy. . .
Nah, too fat.
Though fucking awesome, not the Eddy I'm looking for.
Ah here we go.
There are actually three eddys here.
However, they all take you to the same section of underwater. We should check out the town first.
Ah here it is.
Yeah, there's a grand total of like six people in this town. Anyway, the point is for you to be able to save before going underwater.
Yeah, so I'll look out for a tunnel when I go under.
Hey look a tunnel!
And two more! I'm going to do the upper left one first.
Oh shit. . . Lufia's strongest flash move. Thunder is pretty fucking ridiculously powerful, with Lufia's huge INT stat and a flash ring, it can kill pretty much every normal enemy instantly.
These caves are mazes with these currents (the ones that Clack mentioned) that pull you along. The thing is, you can still fight battles while being pulled along by them. And I've noticed that, underwater, I was still fighting battles every few steps even with sweet water. I guess it doesn't work in water?
An angry fish, and EVIL CLAMS. Actually, I fought the evil clams on the surface too. But I was lazy. Don't they just look so evil? Like they're going to do something REALLY dasterdly?!
Hey wait a minute what the fuck are you doing underwater?! WHY AM I FIGHTING A HORSEBACK KNIGHT UNDERWATER?!
I'm here, but fuck that I want to explore the other caves too.
I'm going to the lower left one first. Hey I feel like toasting a fish.
Another enemy you fight are those fire plates from the pirate tower. That's right, you fight flaming suits of armor. Underwater. The important part is, remember when I said they drop armor?
FUCKING MIGHT ARMOR, THE BEST ARMOR IN THE GAME!
It even raises his MGR by ten! JESUS CHRIST! I must be really lucky. I wish I had a second one to give Aguro, but alas I'm not THAT lucky, although on the underwater map (as in, not in the caves) I seem to fight them constantly, so if I really wanted to grind for one I could, but you guys don't want me to, right? RIGHT? No I'm serious, if you guys want me to grind Fire Plates to get another suit I guess I could.
Alas! I have been duped by this current, and I have to travel all the way back to get those treasures. This particular current takes me to the opposite end of the cave, which is annoying.
Zircon is the best equipment money can buy. . . key part: That you can buy. But yeah, Zircon is the best armor in Lufia games, as a trend. At least it is in 1 and 2, I haven't beaten 3 and 4 doesn't exist.
Funny thing about the Zircon wrist, Jerin can equip it, but Lufia can't. Hmm. . .
This spell attempts to destroy a group of enemies. I guess if you're into insta-death spells, it's pretty good.
Finally, Jerin has her best ice spell. Not that it's even that powerful/useful, but I like to have it. It may come in handy some time soon.
I discovered that this eddy (we're in the lower right cave now, sorry) connects the lower right cave to the upper left. Just to be really confusing, I guess.
I need to mention that the treasures down here were incredibly shitty. They were things like regular potions, arrows (the weakest attack all item), and a ton of hi-potions. I also got a few miracles, but still.
Okay but seriously now that I've raided all three caves, let's actually go into the fortress now.
Fancy that, 99 years later and still air.
Aw damn, even though I didn't take any of the treasure as Maxim, it's all gone now. It's mostly miracles, but still! I just like opening boxes okay.
The enemies here are the ones that I fought when I came here as Maxim, mostly, and the ones I fought in level 7 of the Old cave:
and Hydra. Pea tear griffon. Also, Hydras cast a multitude of spells and are generally annoying. Oh wait, did I mention they drop MIGHT SWORDS, which has almost 100 ATP more than the Dual Blade?! If I were to get one (yeah right) I'd give it to Aguro, because it's only right for Mixam to have Dual Blade.
Rock Golem, and Mega Frog. Rock Golems take almost no damage from anything, and can turn my guys to stone. They're the ones who actually killed me the first time I went to level 7 of the Old Cave. Mega Frogs piss me off because they can cast champion on themselves and their allies, which fully heals them. Mad wolves just look retarded.
I thought this was a nice touch. Lovely seascape!
No, it's some other sword that's sitting in the middle of the Fortress of Doom. Geez.
What's that noise?!
Finally! I hope there are no more fetch quests in this game!
Unfortunately, grabbing it triggers. . .
It's supposed to be shaking, if you can't tell, it's slightly off center. Anyway
A BUNCH OF STATUES TO RISE OUT OF THE GROUND! OH NO! Wait. Looks familiar.
Yeah, they're just statues.
Yeah, they're so lifelike I almost started stabbing them! Look, there's Amon and Gades. Good craftsmanship.
So Daos and Erim must be in the back.
This. . . is this me? This statue is of me!
It does look a lot like her. . . hmm. . . PLOT TWIST INCOMING! *ducks*
How the hell would I know?
Well this is clearly a statue of you.
Are you saying I'm a Sinistral?!
Maybe I am!
Look, I'm Lufia. I was raise in Alekia by Roman. I'm just an ordinary woman, I know nothing about this!
LOOK I TOLD YOU I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING OKAY!
I'm not saying that! Look, how long have I known you? You're Lufia, and no one else.
Mixam. . .
Could this be a trap? Is someone trying to break us up?
Mysterious voices are seldom good signs, especially not in this game.
I'd like to think that it was pretty obvious that they were going to show up here, I mean, we are on their turf.
Daos is here, NOW it's a fucking PARTY. The part of Daos will be played by because he's the leader of all evil, kinda like the Pope.
You must be Daos!
Yes, the anticipation is over! The day of our reunion is finally here!
Reunion? Erim isn't even here! Some reunion!
Erim was revived 16 years ago.
16. . . years?
THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS, LUFIA IS REALLY ERIM! THAT'S THE BIG PLOT TWIST!
THIS is why this game excelled beyond so many others: the plot. This game's plot was unique beyond the majority of its competition. How many other games of this time had something this fucked up? But back to the game, sorry I started ranting.
LIAR! YOU LIE!
Lufia, do you remember your parents?
. . .
Of course not, because you had no parents. They never existed. You are Erim.
. . . !
We can use our energy to take any form we choose.
Lufia doesn't remember her parents because they died when she was young! That's all!
A pathetic attempt at ignoring the truth. Why do you think we let you live this long? Charity?
. . .
I am please. You have brought Lufia back to me!
What are you saying?!
Don't you see? Maxim may have destroyed us 99 years ago, but Lufia brought us back to life. Lufia's power brought our energy together once more.
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! </darth vader>
That's. . . a lie! She could never revive you! She WOULD never revive you!
Pathetic mortal! Look past your pitiful emotions! See the truth of my words!
If this is unclear, he zapped her with spinny red energy.
Lufia! Speak to me! Don't give in!
She is fine, I merely unlocked her memories!
Mixam! My head! Help me!
Lufia! I'm here!
Daos, her recovery will still take time.
We have all the time in the world. Come. . .
The fortress is rising back into the sky, but we escaped just in time.
Oh my goodness, Doom Island has risen again! Wait, who WASN'T expecting this?
Yeah, time for some more dialogue, blah. Luckily long dialouge scenes are pretty scarce in this game.
Mixam, about what Daos said. . .
Tomorrow, Aguro. We'll deal with this tomorrow. Right now, I need to rest.
*the next morning*
Well, at least we know she's okay. Of course the first thing she does is goes to find Mixam. . .
And accidently overhears a conversation. Uh oh.
Mixam, what are we going to do?
What's wrong with Lufia?
Are you retarded? Do you live in a fantasy world? Can you deny what Daos said?!
Come on now, Erim is dead! All we have to do is destroy Gades, Amon, and Daos!
I agree, but think about what he said about the Reunion! Do you really think Lufia brought them back to life?
What are you trying to say?
Even if we destroy the remaining three Sinistrals, they will continue to return as long as Lufia lives!
. . .
If that's true, what will you do?!
We have to destroy them!
Do you realize what you're saying? You'll have to destroy Lufia, too! Can you do that?
I'm. . . I'm not sure. I haven't really even thought about that.
Obviously, I don't want to think about it either. Too bad we can't just destroy Jerin instead. . .
Aguro. Listen to me.
Huh? I don't think killing Jerin is going to. . .
No, listen, do you think Lufia would ever try to harm us?
Why are you asking me? How should I know?
Alright well let's not talk about this anymore. We'll just wait and see what happens.
Let's go see if Jerin and Lufia are awake yet.
Of course, Lufia conveniently sneaks back into bed before they get there. Wouldn't they notice her heart racing? Well, plot holes aside. . .
I like how he doesn't even wait for a response, he just walks in. Chivalry is dead.
No time to waste! Get up, let's go!
It's too early to shout, Aguro!
Good morning Mixam.
Good morning Lufia. Did you sleep well?
How's your head?
It's fine now, I'm better.
. . . Aren't you going to ask me?
Huh? Sorry I'm completely oblivious to everything.
My memory! Aren't you going to ask me if my memory has returned?
You don't remember a thing, do you?
No. But, do you trust me?
It doesn't matter. You're Lufia. You don't have to remember anything.
(WRONG ANSWER! DANGER! DANGER!)
Do you trust yourself?
Thanks, I'm fine.
So what will we do now? Sorry we were making out while you guys were talking and didn't hear a word of it.
WHAT THE FUCK NO WE WEREN'T!
LISTEN ASSHOLE! Doom Island is in the sky, what will we do?!
The professor said the Falcon can fly, let's go to Lab #3.
Well it isn't flying now, so I think I know what we're going to have to do in order to make it be able to fly
I'd be worried about the apocalypse, myself.
Please don't send me on a fetch quest, please don't send me on a fetch quest. . .
It gives great lift, but it's dangerous so we haven't actually used any yet.
And where can we get some?
It should be for sale in Epro. But with your luck, they'll be out and you'll have to find some yourself! I'm going to head in the opposite direction to Frederia, where Shaia Lab #4 is. It's due south from here. But I'm not telling you where Epro is! HAH!
Yeah, Cooper has brains enough to tell me. Okay, first of all I'm going to Frederia so I can just warp there later:
I'm standing on half of it, but you get the idea.
And here's Epro. The enemies here are the same as the Fortress of Doom, which honestly would bother me if I lived here!
Apparently Doom Island rising caused a bunch of disasters, and by a bunch I mean one, and it conveniently is blocking me from my destination!
Well duh, that would be TOO EASY, right?!
Where do you get power oil?
In the "Oil Cave" north of town, but a landslide blocked the path there. A man named Hedge tried to get through, but he failed.
Where can I find this Hedge?
He should be north of town.
I'll be we'll find a note or something north of town that says he's somewhere else, because that would be SO LIKE THIS GAME.
Megaturtles were one of the guys who viciously raped me the first time I went to level 7 of the Old Cave. They can do ~100 damage with their normal attack, and they like to attack every five seconds, it's pretty awesome.
Wow, he's actually here.
That's right. Who are you and what do you want?
Tell us where the Power Oil is, even though we already know and actually came here to ask how to get to the cave. But I'm going to ask you, where da Power Oil at?
In the Oil Cave north of here, but as you can see, and as you were already told by the item shop owner, a landslide blocked the way. You're searching for Power Oil?
No, we just like to ask about random shit.
In that case, take this key. The cave is locked. I'm going to go look for a new job.
Cool now I can get in. But how?
Nope, doesn't matter at all. It's only THE ONLY WAY TO GET IN THERE!
Okay, this is the LAST FETCH QUEST, and then after this there's one last town, one last cave, and one last tower before the endgame. And of course, I'll get my wishes granted.
I mean, I could grind enemies for the ultimate equipment. But none of you really want me to do that, right? Because if you want me to, I can try, but I can't promise I'll like any of you anymore.