Here are the effects:
- Stone (can't move or act)
- Ice (can't move or act)
- Food (move randomly, can't act)
The apple is the "food" effect
- Poison (10 damage after your move)
- On fire (30 damage after your move)
- Lightning (20 damage after your move)
- Sleep (can't move or act)
- Charm (can't act)
- Confusion (random movement, no action)
- Surprise (random movement, no action)
- Mini (Can move and act, but all actions will miss)
The spells that cure these have a limited range, and the ones that cause damage kill you before you get to take your action. You have a limited inventory, and each item takes up one slot (no stacking of items) This, along with the slow pace of the battle system, is a big reason why multiple walkthrough sites for this game recommend power leveling at specific points and then running or activating the no encounter glitch for the rest. I usually don't grind in RPGs, but I made an exception here.
After beating the demon at the end of the last post and saving the little racoon or squirrel thing (Yan), I was able to use the shops in the town and move on to the next section, and Yan gives you the stolen Mirror of Light. This means that the question comes back whether you should exchange it for the princess or not, but nobody discusses that now. Instead, we try to save a village, but it turns out to be a trap, and you have to make your way through an underground path, fighting imitation squirrels along the way.
|"Hahaha, I am a follower of darkness, Rizu!"|
|The dog now has a spear, which has a 5 panel range and can hit multiple enemies|
In the well we come across people who have been transformed to trees, including the inventor Wagner.
Once we beat the devils in the well, the water comes back, and we get the magic flask. Now it's on to the magic island, although we do need the permission of the mermaids first.
|It's not entirely clear why this happened|
|Mea, who will soon join the party|
Sorry for the short post this week, but now that I finished grinding a bit I can move on with the game and should be able to make good progress for next time. The dog has great HP growth; he's over 1000 HP now while the main character has 300. With the spear he's still a great character even though he can't use magic.