Ys Celceta Log #9

Edit on October 9th: All screenshots that I meant to put in earlier are now linked. :3

I’m up to 57% explored. :3

Ys Celceta - 57.1% done!
Getting there! (Click to enlarge)

Continuing with the Tower of Divine Guidance (導きの塔)~

  • Whoa. Next floor has 2 areas with barricades; one has a chest behind it and the other one looks like it’ll probably lead to the exit. Activating the device at the west side first. Man, this one took a little bit of practice to do since it’s timed.What I did was have my character constantly run into the southern edge of the patch leading to the gate to start up the dash. Once the character started to rapidly move, I flicked the analogue stick upward. I found a better way. It’s actually smarter just to hold onto the X button while you start going up the path. The character will eventually pick up enough momentum anyway. >_>
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    Game play video of both the run up the slopes and the part I describe above.
  • Oh, there’s 2 chests here. One is for Dulen~ It contains the weapon Prism Knocker +6 (プリズムノッカー) for Canlilica.
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  • Next floor has a waystone and probably a boss battle. :E (Yeah, I suppose I should have taken an in-battle screenshot cuz it kind of looks the same. XD) Bah. A fairly easy fight. Second part seemed a tad difficult at first until I started using the shoes. XD
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  • Top floor now. Bastard! I nearly died getting up here to see you! 😡 (Well, not really but I just really hated the slopes.) Oh geez. < SPOILER > This is more than a split personality! < / SPOILER > Mask of the Sun, eh? And now, back to Highland! (I was wondering when a town in the game would go up in smoke.)
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  • Yay! I have the chance to get the chest on the first floor. It’s another Dulen chest. Got a 戦士の刻印 III out of it.
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  • Masked soldiers! Villains gathered briefly! < SPOILER > A betrayal?< /SPOILER > People go missing! And stupid Leo and his flunkies appear. >_> After lots of chatting. the party receives the Golden Wing (黄金の翼). Seems like we can go to any previously activated waystones now. To use it, open the overworld map and hit the R button the select a waystone.
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  • Highland quests are now available~! They are:
    魔法具の開放 – Philemon (ピレモン) needs 1 Emerald and 1 Topaz (エメラルド×1 and トパーズ×1)
    銀の買い取り – Oona/Una (ウーナ) wants 3 Silver Ingots (銀塊)
    迷える守護者 – Mariana (マリアーナ) requests the party to beat up 5 ルザスレイプ that appeared in the Sanctuary of Thunderstorm
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    Sigh. Gotta head back to a blacksmith to get some of the stuff the quest folks need. :/ Headed to Selray.
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  • Oh hey. There’s a new quest in Selray too.  It’s another weapon again. 😛 This time, it’s dubbed “Miracle Weapon”.  Did the ore exchanging so now, let’s see what Ozma’s friend wants. Ah, you choose between a pair of Knives (for Carna) or a spear (for Ozma). Since I’m a Carna-user, I’ll pick the former. :3 Er, the options are top and bottom, respectively. Now to go beat up 5 Croclus (クロックルス) with them. Kind of forgot where they are though …
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  • The weapon … I think it inflicts Carna with Heavy. =_________=; But it also gives the ailment to enemies too! Don’t have the amulet to counter it. Not sure it’s even possible?? Oh wait. I do have one! Swapping out the weapon and then equipping her with it. Now to switch in the evil knives. Yay! It worked. 😀
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  • Derp! I was wondering why the game didn’t flag me about the having beat up enough monsters. ^^ I was in the wrong region fighting the Croclus. Had to go back to the western area of the Forest of Dawn. 😛 …. Or not. Apparently, I only killed 4 at the Algon Valley area. This one in the forest was the 5th one. XD Also, the enemy is here (where the reticle is). I forgot I fought it back when I thought it was the target monster for a quest. ^^
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  • As usual, Shiryu tries to give it a stupid name. The weapon ends up being called Spider Edge (スパイダーエッジ). Now to check Comodo.
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  • New Comodo quest!  Talk to Pip. Good grief. This time, the baby chick took off somewhere. Time to go searching. >_> Oh. Duh. It was close by. XD Grr. Of course, it takes off again but here’s a screencap of its second location! XD
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  • Stopping by Asad’s hut. Guy’s got a visitor! And back to Highland. I have a feeling the story will continue in Casnan so I’m leaving that till last. ^^ The Approach to Sanctuary sure looks different now.
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  • Wooo. Finishing Philemon’s quest unlocks the option to enhance magic artifacts. Oh, and he upgrades the party-shrinking one too. Cool. I have enough materials to upgrade the shoes and the scales. :3 I THINK I could make the amethyst too for the robe.
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    Bizarre. When you upgrade one, the upgrade option won’t disappear from the menu so it’s like you can upgrade it again. Lazy Falcom.
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  • Hmm. For the 小人の腕輪, strength and defense will no longer be reduced. The shoes seem to say something like sending enemies flying if you run into them while dashing. (Ha. You can even get stuff out of harvest points by running into them. XD) Not quite sure what the enhanced scales do. Something about damage.
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  • The background music changed in the Approach area, I believe. Not sure I like it.
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  • This is the Sanctuary of Thunderstorm without the annoying thunderstorm barrier: Click~!
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  • Deciding to check out the place west of the tower. It’s called Table Mountain. .__.;; The BGM is The Dawn of Ys or whatever. It’s not a very good version of it. 😦
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  • Well, I found the area that’s next to the Approach to Sanctuary and there’s this weird thing slightly swinging back and forth above. I suppose it can be knocked down later … like simply by going south. 😛
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