> Be immediately accosted by street vendors.
Legend of the Hunter - 6
Jup - it's a FALTERING HORSE, alright. This DOES look like a prime location for all sobriety countermeasures that there are. And who knows, this might be just the place for GENERAL LEWDNESS. In short, the perfect location for your associate to GET DISTRACTED FROM HIS TASK.
Ah, Videgotto. Just like you remember it in distant memories. Sure, the dragon thing wasn't as prevalent back then, but the feel of the city hasn't changed one bit. This is the center of PROGRESS. The holy ground of DISCOVERERS. And host to countless secrets that demons and demon hunters alike would love to get their hands on.
Or CLAWS. Or a SUITABLY HAND-LIKE APPENDAGE.
You'd love to enter the Faltering Horse inn right away, but there's a huge crowd of ASPIRING ENTERTAINEES blocking the exit. Dear Gods of the Dawn, what's so interesting about a horse THAT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE FOUR LEGS that there are lines in front of the damn thing?
A GENTLEMAN OF MERCANTILE OPPORTUNITIES approaches you, securing your attention. He profoundly states that he considers you a RESPECTABLE FELLOW, and that it would be a shame if someone AS RESPECTABLE AS YOU couldn't purchase to his heart's content. Well, lucky you, because you CAN!
He adds that, as someone wearing a SILVER KNIGHT'S ARMOR, you are ostensibly trustworthy enough for a special discount! He doesn't seem to know the armor is STOLEN.
Or does he
Legend of the Hunter - 7
Hm, probably true. Even if some backdoor merchant knew how you got this armor, it wouldn't be of much use to him. Best to give in to his SLIGHTLY UNSETTLING MONEY MAKING SCHEMES. You trade 24 GENERIC GAME COLLECTIBLES against the first thing that catches your eye. Turns out it's a badly-made RELIGIOUS THINGAJAMMIG.
You take care not to place it in your new ALCHEMIST'S POUCH. Who knows what reaction that blasted BLAZING BASIL might cause in vicinity to your other items.
The merchant insinuates that he's looking forward to doing business with you again. The very thought sends chills down your spine. SOMEHOW.
It looks like the crowd's getting excited... Whatever it is, the Drakenguards seem determined to let the problem solve itself.
Yeah, it was only a matter of time. You've found your ANNOYING ASSOCIATE. And as usual, he's both literally and figuratively PUNCH-DRUNK.
Things wouldn't be half as bad if he wasn't your BROTHER.
It's so funny how you try so hard to be menacing
that you forget all the punching you should be doing
I LOVE IT
You should be doing something, quick, if you don't want that useless fuck of a brother to hurt anyone... MORE THAN HE ALREADY HAS, at least.
Would be a lot easier if you had A NAME TO CALL HIM BY.
==>Naming time, folks! Our next main character approaches... not necessarily in a straight line, though!
In my spare time I like to revive extinct animals, but then I kill them for exotic cuisine!
I would consider Pete or Jeffrey
Legend of the Hunter - 7
Fine by me
But I need some terrifying name, alright
Something that makes little children cry and cute animals explode
Something like that
Yeeeah, kinda like that
Me and my bro, we're Slick family, being slick and awesome all day long
Though I'm the more awesome of us two
Bwahaha don't pout bro I'm just kiddin bwahaha
Com'on man I'm Salvadore not Gwydian or something
Do that developer mode thing again! I ain't blamin' you, really
Seems as if you don't have a choice. Your brother has expertly pissed off lots of DRUNK PEOPLE, who generally provide his GREATEST ENTERTAINMENT. He's a sick thug. But you're gonna beat some sense in that stupid head of his, that's for sure.
I'm serious who was that
I mean Gwydian
Do I look like some fuckin elf tree
Are unicorns prancing all over the place behind me
Wait, what, bro's gonna fight me?
LET'S BRAWL, BRO
You let it be heard that you insist on stopping this obnoxious moron. You enter BATTLE MODE, readying yourself for the unavoidable silliness that will take place.
There's no need to hold back. It takes quite a lot to kill this bastard.
This has been tested.
Legend of the Hunter - 8
The battle COMMENCES. You take your stance, readying yourself to unleash the result of tireless training. You'll teach your BROTHER a lesson he won't forget.
The first actual battle! It IS possible to fight before this point (for example, Sebastian could have fought a TREE or, if he had entered another inn before this one, a DIRE BEER), but this one is the first 'proper' fight.
The battle system is kinda complicated, though- I still can't decipher some of these numbers. I'll usually blend out most of the menu.
Every character has a unique fighting style - in Sebastian's case, this is TACTICIAN. It means Sebastian can use techniques as usual, but depending on how he reacts to his opponents, one of three different gauges starts to fill up. For starters, these gauges are FOCUS, MOMENTUM, and RAGE. We'll figure out soon enough what happens once you fill a gauge...
You swiftly rob GWYDIAN of his improvised weapon. There. YOUR BROTHER'S HANDS ARE ON FIRE. That should be enough of an incentive to stop acting up and GET IN LINE.
That is the course of action that you recommend to lil' GWIDDY.
Oh man I thought we were gonna have an awesome showdown or somethin
But no, you had to make this officially painful for all involved
You are reminded of your brother's UNIQUE APPROACH TO BATTLE.
BURNING CHAIRS WHO THE HELL HITS PEOPLE WITH BURNING CHAIRS
Bwahaha don't forget the best part
I'm also shielded from your attacks
By being on fire
BEST MOVE EVER
Yeah, no. Although you do admit you lost your cool a little, you quickly gain the resolve to counter with a BANISHING PUNCH. Your fist, filled with RIGHTEOUS ENERGY OF THE RADIANT PLANES, crushes that stupid burning chair, although it fails to BANISH YOUR BROTHER. Well, it kinda is reserved for demons, usually.
On an unrelated note, there seems to be a very large man approaching you from the bar...
>Give him a little Slicelocity to think about.
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Legend of the Hunter - 9
Lucky for them, a wandering businessman is TAKING BETS.
GWIDDY FIDDY WIDDY GWYDIAN
Well, YOU'RE UGLY
After much consideration, you decide against it.
In unrelated news, your RAGE is rising rapidly.
You launch yourself towards your target. You raise your trusty HUNTER'S BLADE, shielding yourself, and gaining momentum at the same time. This strike will not miss its mark.
A giant of a man steps out of the bar. He is easily the largest man you have ever seen CARRYING A HORSE.
In a menacing, thundering voice, he informs you that he is the BARTENDER OF THE FALTERING HORSE and that he does not take kindly to the DISPERSAL OF PAYING CUSTOMERS. He is also in an exceedingly BAD MOOD. As seems abundantly clear, this will mean heightened chances of thrown horses.
In light of recent revelations, you and your brother agree to a TRUCE.
That is either the biggest bartender I've ever seen
Or a really tiny horse
Hrm... if Gwyd's got another chair, or similarly sturdy and flammable material, it'd be good to use another fire footle, but alas, we don't.
So how about a one-two Banishing Barrage? (Seb's Banishing Punch + Gwyd's punch attacks?) Fell that overgrown giant down!
> Gwyddi + Seb: Attack chesthair of the BARTENDER OF THE FALTERING HORSE with aforementioned one-two Banishing Barrage.
Last edited by Rolf Kopter; 08-26-2011 at 11:55 AM.