|Slavery makes it hard to recover HP|
|"I'll beat that gutsy nature out of you!"|
|Maria cleans up well|
|Slime racing, monster battles, slots|
|You can't go home again|
I had to use a walkthrough here, partly because with the contrast on my laptop I could barely see this:
Any part of this floor you step over cracks, and the corresponding water square one floor below disappears. I didn't realize what was going on. Anyway, at the bottom of the cave is a sword and a letter from Papas.
Papas had begun to search for the legendary hero equipment to try to find the hero himself. Standard RPG trope would suggest Kurisu is the hero, but he can't equip the sword, and based on one small thing I know about this game I don't think that's where the plot is heading. Next up is Alpaca. Unfortunately Bianca is long gone, so it's off to Reinhart castle. Henry's brother Dale has become the king, but things don't seem to be going very well in the kingdom.
|The legendary sword|
Henry keeps his slave clothes on so he's not recognized, but we still have to use a secret entrance into the palace. On the way we find a woman claiming to be the real queen, but there's nothing we can do about her for now. Instead, Henry secretly reveals himself to Dale, who gives us a key to the castle so we can take a secret warp -- there's a tower with a mirror in it. It's not clear how that's going to help, but in RPGs you generally go where the clues lead.
The tower requires a maiden to open it, so it's back to the monastery to get Maria to help out. With her help we can enter the tower, which is quite difficult, especially since it takes a while to reach a town from the tower. But eventually I got the mirror. With that we can head back to Reinhart where both a real and fake queen are confronting Dale. The mirror quickly shows who's the fake one, and we fight her:
Not very hard. Once that's finished, peace is restored to the kingdom.
Henry stays behind, leaving our party as Kurisu and two monsters (surprisingly only 3 characters at once allowed in this game). The harbor where we sailed into at the very beginning of the game is now open again and we can sail to the western continent to see if we can find more of the hero equipment. If you return to Reinhart later, Henry has married Maria, and you can buy a world map from the same person you bought the wagon from earlier.
Now we sail for the western continent.
|Kurisu and Slimey|
Now there's a rumor that at least the hero's shield is on this continent, so let's head out to the largest town where there's a rich man rumored to have many treasures...