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33 minutes ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

I double-checked on wikipedia, and Aaron Ehasz, who was one of the episode writers on Avatar, is one of the creators of that show.

4 hours ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +1 points

The Dragon Prince, it's a really good show!

One of the creators of that show was one of the writers who worked on Avatar.

8 hours ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

OcamposMoon Plays Tales of Berseria/Illusion of Gaia

kamoana by bwddraws

Kamoana art by bwddraws

Current playing progress: Fgnegvat Cbfg-Tnzr Fghss/Svtugvat Inzcverf

Current writing progress: Sidequesting/Fighting Vampires

Posts will be released anytime this week.

Links below go to previous posts for:
Tales of Berseria
Illusion of Gaia

Posts for previous playthroughs can also be found on my website, quswan.net.

TWs for mentions of mercy killing, manipulation, child abandonment, and adultism. Other TWs will be marked by part.

8 hours ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 4 replies · +2 points

whatever it takes claudia

1 day ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

OcamposMoon Plays Tales of Berseria

Part 147: Omega Elixir Complete (4)

Back to Reneed we go!

Sadly, Videl is losing consciousness...

They make it inside the room where Videl's sleeping...he's calling out Laphicet's name...

Videl: "I'm sorry...Laphicet...I'm sorry I told you to...go away..." :(

Videl: "I really wanted to talk to you...more..." No, stop!

Laphicet: "There's so much of the world you still need to see! You have to get better. So we can go on adventures together, okay?"

Laphicet's crying...his tear drop is one of the malak's prayers the book mentioned!

Eizen: "It's the Omega Elixir. So it wasn't really a malak's prayers."
Velvet: "It...was their tears."

The husband's home! But he confesses that he will take his priorities over his job than his family...then Videl walks out to see him! Aaaaahhh!!

Videl's mother: "He's fine! A generous friend worked hard to prep the Omega Elixir for him!"

The exorcist is in shock at who he helped!

Videl reassures him that he helped "[protect] the world in [his] own way."

He comes closer, emotions welling up...

Rokurou: "All's well that ends well, hmm?"
Eizen: "Hard to believe we managed to actually make an Omega Elixir. That's one hell of an accomplishment."
Magilou: "Oh, and here I was anticipating much wailing and dashing of teeth. Videl turned out to be pretty resilient, huh?"
Eleanor: "Can't you just say 'good job'...?"

She does, and Laphicet thanks her, but he credits Velvet for telling him not to give up.

Velvet: "All I did was rile you up. I wouldn't call it encouragement."

Eleanor facepalms.

Eleanor: "Not you too, Velvet."

Velvet: "...That was a noble thing you did, Laphicet. You really held onto your hope all the way through."
Laphicet: "I didn't want to give up on Videl...I haven't felt loss like you have...If I have, I don't think I would've been so sure of myself."
Velvet: "Perhaps. But I think you'll still have it in you, even if you ever do lose something dear...that's just the feeling I get. Look, I'm tired of Eleanor's grumbling, so I thought I'd say something nice for once."
Eleanor: "Could you not make this my fault?!"

Oh Velvet...

Thank goodness that sidequest turned out very well in the end...I thought it would've been over for Videl...

And that's it for this week!

1 day ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

OcamposMoon Plays Tales of Berseria

Part 147: Omega Elixir Complete (3) (TW: mention of neglect)

The exorcist walks away.

Exorcist: "I have not faltered in my duties as an exorcist. The world must come before my family. I'm so sorry, Videl..."

I knew it!

Laphicet's in shock!

Eizen puts the pieces together, since the exorcist was the one who took Videl's book, he was the one who went into Davahl Forest alone...

Magilou: "Damn though, that's cold! Doesn't that mean he was willing to give up on his son?" Wow...

It looks the exorcist failed his test as Father of the Year there.

Eleanor: "I think...he made the rational decision. Remember, he felt that there was no way he could get the last ingredient for himself, so..."

Laphicet looks pretty grim...

Eleanor points out he risked his life and his time to find the ingredient for Videl.

Velvet points out the truth.

Velvet: "Exorcists can't save the whole world. They have to live their lives conflicted like the rest of us. If everyone lived as selfishly as me, the world would be a wasteland." Fury Road style...

Rokurou knew that the exorcist knew his decision.

Magilou: "Am I dreaming this? Is Velvet actually defending an exorcist? Pinch Me!" *Pinch*

Velvet mentions the other scenario. He would've died. Eizen's grateful that it didn't come to blows.

Velvet: "Phi, I can't tell you what's right in this situation. But if Videl [passes], the sadness will be numbing. I can promise you that." She speaks from experience with the last part.

Laphicet: "But I think even in sandess, hope can spring to life. As long as you keep living."

This game, I swear, the feels it gives me...

Rokurou points out we've got everything to make the Elixir!

Magilou: "We've got Laphicet, Bienfu, and Eizen! Surely we can squeeze in a prayer or two..."


1 day ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

OcamposMoon Plays Tales of Berseria

Part 147: Omega Elixir Complete (2)

Now to deal with the Fumes-and-Fruits business all over again...

We pass by the whole forest via geoboard.

There's an exorcist praetor holding a shining leaf...a World Tree Leaf. The praetor tucks it away...

The crew approaches him.

The praetor suspects that the crew's "no ordinary travelers."

Rokurou thinks of taking it by force. Eizen rejects that idea. Eleanor wants to talk, Laphicet does so.

Oddly enough, Velvet calls him "Laphi" here...

Laphicet pulls his Oliver Twist moment here. The exorcist doesn't buy it, and asks him if he knows how to make an Omega Elixir.

He brings up his friend. The praetor asks if he has the other ingredients. Laphicet lies and says no. But he vows that he will save his friend.

He...hands the leaf over to Laphicet!

Laphicet asks if he's sure.

Exorcist: "We're supposed to put the needs of others over those of our own." Of course.

Exorcist: "You think not of yourself. I would be a poor role model were I to deprive you in your time of need."

Laphicet takes it, thanking him.

Exorcist: "By the way, young one... perhaps this will help your cause. I've been studying an old book (Videl's book, probably!), and it would seem that the final ingredient is 'a malak's prayers'."

He credits the Lord of Calamity for taking away a lot of malakhim from the exorcists...as his malak has refused his prayers. He thinks Laphicet may be more successful than him.


1 day ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

OcamposMoon Plays Tales of Berseria

Part 147: Omega Elixir Complete (1) (TW: mention of diseases)

We go back to rainy Reneed, to check on Videl.

Videl's mother's at the entrance, where she gives Laphicet a note. We now have the fourth ingredient left to fetch!

But Videl isn't doing well, he's almost dying from the Twelve-Year Sickness...

Videl's mother tells Laphicet that he "chose to be his friend" when everyone else were afraid of him because of the disease...and thanks him for being his friend.

Laphicet asks for the book, but she doesn't want him risking his life for Videl...plus someone lent the book already.

Poor Videl...

Now Rokurou asks Laphicet if he's going after the fourth ingredient...

Magilou and Velvet tell Laphicet it's hopeless, though Velvet tells him not to blame himself at this point for Videl, calling the Omega Elixir search "a fool's errand."

Magilou calls her out on that.

Velvet: "Sure, it might hurt now, but in time, it will just be another memory."

She starts grimacing evilly.

Velvet: "A sad memory you'll keep tucked away when you'll need it."

Laphicet's not giving up though. Yes, Laphicet!

Velvet then tells him to keep looking for the final ingredient!

Velvet: "Once you've lost him, it'll be too late. No matter how sorry you feel. No matter how deeply you regret. Regrets don't change into memories. They hang over you like a nightmare." A taunting one...

Velvet: "But you haven't lost your friend yet. Or your hope....hold onto it as tightly as you can."

So we gave away the Cloud Sheep Egg...and now we need to find the World Tree Leaf, which is in Davahl Forest!


3 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

OcamposMoon Plays Tales of Berseria

Part 146: Davahl Forest Revisited (2)

Now to the east area we go!

Turning a corner, up ahead, we see the geotree for this forest!

Now to face the code red here...

I realize that I forgot to eat the Red Fruit here, and I geoboard around the area, before going back to the barricade, and jumping up to where the tree is...

The code red daemon here is a Dryad, who looks a lot like Kamoana in her daemon form!

This daemon's a bit strong since she can cast Freeze Lancer! She's got a wide number of artes she can cast!

After a semi-tough battle, we win a Hero's Ventite, which increases the potency of our healing artes for anyone below a certain amount of health!

Now to move forward...

Almost every path forward in the area where we found the geotree is blocked by Fumes...so which fruit to eat to cross through?

After opening the chest nearby, I take the Red Fruit.

Not much to scavenge for here, but I take the treasures, go near where we found the geotree, and eat a Blue Fruit.

We're now at the last area in the forest...

Now what to find here?

I jump up from the east side of the cliff to get to the other side of the boulder barricade...

I eat a Red Fruit here and cross over into an area with plenty of Katz spirits for the taking!

The way to the last part of this area is blocked by Yellow Fumes...

After turning back and eating the Yellow Fruit here, I go on ahead, past the fumes, and take everything in the area, including a Purity Charm for Rokurou!

There's supposed to be an event here, but I think I might have missed something...

3 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

OcamposMoon Plays Tales of Berseria

Part 146: Davahl Forest Revisited (1) (TW: mention of insects)

After reading the guide, I realize I could pass through those Red Fumes easily, by finding a Fruit from a tree in that forest...

I pick a Red Fruit from the tree and have my character eat it.

After picking up an Arcane Bottle, we pass through the Red Fumes easily!

Making a bit further, we see Blue Fumes ahead of the monsters here in the east. I check for a Blue Fruit tree nearby and eat the Fruit.

In the next area now, not many monsters around...but there's Yellow Fumes blocking our next area forward.

I head to the west part of the forest, and jump on the steps up to the cliff to pass through the huge boulder barricade.

It's a large area, with Hornets surrounding the landscape...

There's a tree bearing Yellow Fruit at the southwest part of this area.

Going to the northwest tip, past Red Fumes is where the code red for this forest is...

I jump back to the start of the area, and jump up and run west to a Red Fruit tree...

Since the code red area's blocked off by a river, and we haven't activated the geotree for this place yet, I advance through the Red Fumes in the southwest area and pick up any leftover Katz spirits, and open up the nearby Katz Box, winning us a Right Earring!

Eating the Yellow Fruit now...

...and passing through the Fumes here...