Wild Arms 3 Part 10: Save a Horse (Ride a Drifter)

This is being initially posted on Gogglebob.com on June 27, Giant Stag Beetle Day. General Bartholomew loved stag beetle so much, he made stag beetle armies and stag beetle poems. In return for his love, a giant stag beetle threw himself in front of a flying bullet to protect the General and was killed in action. Today is a day to honor love that crosses the wall of species…

Previously on Wild Arms 3: We’re on a quest! The Eternal Sparkle was sealed behind three mystical shield/mask thingies, and we attempted to procure at least one of ‘em. Unfortunately, that dastardly Janus stole it right out from under us, and now… Uh… we got any leads?


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Maybe we can go back to where we heard about the Eternal Sparkle in the first place.


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Well that was easy! People in town did say that Sterling seems to know everything.


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We even get straightforward directions. Nice!


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Everybody is so anxious to see us leave.


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Hannah the Barmaid has comments about Janus. Apparently, he is well known and well loathed.


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Still not certain how these save dolls know Spanish…


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Okay, enough of Jolly Roger…

Wild Arms 3 Part 09: Three-Faced Monster

This is being posted on Gogglebob.com on June 20, Mach Day. It’s the birthday of the inventor Mach, who created a flying machine that flies at the speed of sound. When an engine is classified as mach 2, it means it has the power of 2 Mr. Machs.

(This fact is simultaneously true and false. Maybe it is true on Filgaia…)

Previously on Wild Arms 3: Our intrepid band of Drifters decided to become official, and they all synced their Facebook statuses to “in a relationship (with treasure)”. Now we’re on the trail of The Eternal Sparkle with the marginal assistance of Janus Cascade and company.


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So here we are at the Ruins of Memory.


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A random townsperson distinctly mentions it, but Ruins of Memory was a museum at some far-off time. Since then, it has been looted to all heck, so don’t expect to find any awesome artifacts today (wait… isn’t that why we’re here?).


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Is the implication that this museum fell into ruin sometime recently, and housed items from ancient civilizations, or is it that this was an antique museum that housed even older artifacts? And what happened to all those Artifacts from Ruins of Memory?


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So there is a switch that we need to activate to proceed. But there is glass blocking our entry!


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What is a gal to do?…

Wild Arms 3 Part 08: Wine, Women, and White Lies

This chapter is being posted to Gogglebob.com on June 13, Evil Day. The devil is evil. Devil spelt backwards is ‘lived.’ Do devils actually live? That is the question.

Previously on Wild Arms 3: We gained the power of the gods… which are now rocks. Do… do we have to feed them? What do god-rocks eat, anyway?


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Maybe they sell god food at this place.


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Welcome to Jolly Roger, a shore town by a sea that is sand. We probably aren’t going to get much resort time here.


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“The plot has stalled out. Does anyone know where we can find the dungeon master?”


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Gallows: between this and the hangover comment last update, add “lush” to his list of strengths.


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When we left the previous town, the party decided to have one last going away party (or least Gallows did). Virginia then spent the entire time trekking across the wastelands being sad about losing her new friends. Oh, and playing I Spy. Virginia loves I Spy. Pray she doesn’t spy something brown.


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Clive knows damn well what Gallows is up to (partying like a rockstar), but is subverting it with Granny-like skill.


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So we can wander around town on the way to the local brewery, and we are going to go to the only place that matters to a JRPG party…

Wild Arms 3 Part 07: Blame Yourself or Guardians

This is initially being posted on Gogglebob.com on June 6, Alnim Day. Several hundred years ago, monk Alnim, who served in the campaign against the demons, ran away from the army, tired of the long struggle. Alnim was charged with deserting his post and was executed on a small hilltop. A few years after his death, a small white flower grew from the place he was buried. It is said this flower has the power to cure any disease.

Previously on Wild Arms 3: No big deal, really, just learned that the whole of existence is being threatened by some mysterious blue thing, and now we have to go conscript gods into our party via violence. You really didn’t miss much.


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And now we are back at the dungeon previously explored by Gallows. Glad to see the steps are still lowered!


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We do not have to complete the whole dungeon again (though we will do that again later for one lousy treasure chest). We simply scoot up these stairs that were a dead end for ol’ Gallows…


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Now we know what we’re looking at up here.


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“We Baskar consider this a holy site dedicated to worshipping the very beings that maintain this world. But the only decent landscaper we could find was gonna charge us to mow the lawn every week, so screw that noise.”


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“Maybe a doormat…”


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Jet hits the nail on the head: the world sucks, why should the throne of the gods of this world be any different?


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“What’s that, Ark Scepter?”