Ys Celceta Log #13

I’m still in the Forest of Ash at this point~! This log will be updated until tomorrow night since I don’t think I’ll get in much play time tonight. :/ The feature image is a bit of a place-holder. 😛 Screenshots will be added in later~~

Edit on Oct 14: Screens added. Also, I’m going to start a new log since this one’s kind of long! Obligatory map showing completion status will be included in the next log instead.

  • Holy crap. The battle with the Madgra Slef (マドグラ・スレフ) is gonna take a while. I really wish I wasn’t so terrible at reacting to its attacks. Due to the fact that I don’t spend a lot of time reinforcing armour means that I’m getting hit for A LOT of damage. The thing can do over 300 HP of damage with the yellowish-green balls of energy or gas or whatever it spews out from the top. >___< I switched to Carna so I can keep a distance and actually SEE it spit out the stuff.
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  • D’ah! Am I supposed to ONLY use Frida to kill these monsters in order for the kill count to be considered for the side quest? Well, I got into the rhythm of hit and run attacks so maybe I can melee it now.
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  • Ooh! It’s got some nice spoils! :O! And it also gives 16,072 EXP! D:!!
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  • Another ooh! I think we’re almost at a new city or next dungeon proper! Hmm. At a bridge that seems to have a switch that I can’t reach. Off to the next area then!
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  • Totally ignoring the memory fragment and heading west first. XD ……… Another Madgra thing. Used Frida through most of it since she could some times freeze it.
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  • There are 2 chests in the area in the spots with dead ends. The north path leads to a regular chest with a Heal Troche and the other path has a red chest with a weapon for Frida called Dark Warrior +5 (ダークウォリアー).
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  • Heading south again. It leads back to an earlier location which those things that I referred to before as dried vines. They actually look more like dead trees although I’m certain there’s a proper word for them. ^^
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  • Back to the previous zone. (Fought the damn Madgra again. I was lucky that a lot of hits froze it. ^^) Heading north and then making a turn to southward! Ignoring fragment still. XD Bah. The south exit also goes back to an earlier area with dead tree things. Since there’s only one other way to go, I might as well finally get the memory.
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  • < spoiler >Familiar giant man shows up again in this memory~! < /spoiler >Adol’s HP goes up by 10 after viewing it. Now to continue north and then east.
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  • Yay. Waystone found! Weird frogs in this vicinity. …. How the heck did we manage to NOT get anything from a harvest point?? Proof on the overworld map (taken AFTER the party members hacked the thing down).
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  • Wow. Having a hard time with these particular harvest points. In the one that’s further north, I only managed to get the Chito Seed from it. Oh, whoops. Forgot to mention that there’s a red memory fragment in path to the west but it’s blocked by those dead tree things.
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  • Currently standing in front of a gate of sorts. There’s a switch to the left of it. Oh joy, it’s a puzzle. The switch is actually a scale or at least a pressure switch? I’m just dropping pieces of rocks onto it. ‘Tis another simple trial and error one. I screencapped the solution. :3 It’s kind of neat that you can see the rocks on the switch once you regain control of your characters.
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  • Eh? This cave is The Inn of Frogs? ^^ (カエルのお宿) Happy frogs~! But, uh, yeah. Boss fight.
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  • Lord, the boss battle. Pro tip: Wear the White Snake Amulet (白蛇の護符). The battle itself isn’t that difficult but the stupid minions make it kind of annoying. >_>
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  • Ahahaha. The frogs after the battle. ^o^~ Oh! They speak in runes like the Roos~! It’d be fun to decipher this but I’m not up to it. ^^ I bet the golden chest contains the magic artifact that’ll let me destroy barriers!
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  • Gee, what a surprise. 😛 (I honestly don’t type my guesses after opening chests. :B) The thing is called the Beast King Claw or something. (獣王の篭手) There’s a bunch of chests in this cave. :0 The left one requires the scales to go underwater. It’s a red chest with the Silver Dragon Amulet (銀竜の護符). It negates Curse. The other chests just contain consumables and materials.
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  • Back in the Forest again and bust down the barrier to the west. The move reminds me of the earth magic in The Oath in Felghana. Hell, you can even ram enemies with it. 😛 Anyway, there’s a chest with 6,000 gold next to the red memory fragment. This seems to be about Adol and Dulen’s first meeting but it mostly focuses on Dulen. DEF +1 gained~!
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  • Wow. Up to 80.1% of the map uncovered now! Oh, come on, Falcom. The barrier actually resets after the memory plays? This better not happen even when refreshing zones.
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  • Now to go around and destroy obstacles! 😀 I swear to God, the background music in Table Mountain and Forest of Ash are like a double whammy. By far, the worst tracks in the game up to this point.
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  • Huh? Weird! The dead tree things closest to the Table Mountain camp site are gone! I didn’t even have to ram them down. I’m not sure if having teleported to the Table Mountain waystone had anything to do with it.
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  • Taking a quick  jump back to Highland to upgrade the 獣王の篭手. Seems like the enhancement just beefs up its tackle damage.
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  • Sigh. Wish blocked areas were clearly marked on the overworld map. I suppose I can just go through my logs since I’m pretty sure I mention all locations to date. ^^
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  • Damn Croculus still takes a bit take to take down but it’s possible to kill it without getting hit at all, especially since it gets stunned easily now. XD
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  • On the eastern side of the Forest of Dawn right now, past some rubble that was previously blocking an exit. Found a chest for Dulen. Got 3 Onyx out of it. Cool. West side has a chest that as a Gold Pedestal (金の台座). North chest is a gold chest! *o* Inside is the Sun Stone (太陽石). It’s listed as a key item in the Item menu.
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  • Headed to the northern sections now. Was about to say that I am disappointed that this new zone didn’t have any new enemies but there’s a REALLY MEAN creature standing in front of a chest. I’m gonna leave it alone for now. (Bloody thing is *only* level 59?) I got hit for 1409 HP of damage. >_> The party almost got wiped out too but luckily, both Adol and Dulen didn’t take the full brunt of the beam attack like Frida did. 😛 Getting flashbacks of the Majunun battle from Ys VI. ^^ I never did manage to take that thing out.
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  • Yeah, I’ll settle for that Celceta Nostrum that’s in the chest outside the area. 😛 Actually, I’m gonna see if I can lure it forward and then rush in to get the chest. I kind of did that with Majunun too. XD Took a few tries though. ^^;
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  • Got the Hurricane Boots on. Let’s try this.
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    SHIT. It’s a chest for Dulen. XD I ran in with Frida and by the time I switched to him, the damn enemy was jumping all over the party.
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  • LOL! GOT IT! XD Now to teleport the hell out of here. Hmm. The item was a Hero Ring (英雄の指輪). Not entirely sure what it does with the EXTRA skill.
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    ……….. The enemy just won’t stop attacking even though we’re no longer near it. ^^
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  • Ooh. Finally got the trophy for using Frida. Now to switch to Ozma.
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  • Got a Skill Ring III from the red chest where the blue ape monster was. …. I think these are all the areas with barriers. Now off to Danan to complete the third side quest since I got all the ingredients now.
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  • Hmmm. Didn’t really pay attention to what the quest was about. (A secret of youth kind of potion?) But everyone is surprised about Vanjo’s age when they go to him for something. ^^ (Was it to deliver the potion? I totally ignored the context of the quest. XD)
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  • Stopped by Selray to beef up some weapons and armour.  I really gotta find out how to get strong equipment without using up so much money. :/ I suppose I should stop being a packrat and sacrifice some old equipment by fusing them to create stronger stuff. Speaking of which, I just went back to the Forest of Ash to fight a Madgra and it turns out it’s the 5th one. I can go back and get the “fixed” version of Frida’s halberd so I can finally reinforce it (and not worry about the stupid status effect). :E
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    Stopping the log for now.
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