Right, we're up to part 31 of the Monmusu Quest: Paradox. If you're new to all this madness, part 1 can be found back here.
It's time for parts anew as we cross the bridge west from San Ilia. Following the road west takes us to Monte Carlo. It's another dump. Perentie asked a while back how relationships between monster girls and humans were different in the Paradox universe, and why the humans hadn't declared war on the more hostile monster girls. It's odd, as in this world there's far more co-operation between humanity and some monster girl races with xenophobic Ilias absent, but the world seems much more dystopian in appearance. It's almost a Dark Ages setting – wars going on, people huddled together behind town walls while terrible bandits roam the countryside outside. This is reflected in the game play where we can’t walk more than a few yards without some terrifying monster girl jumping out and trying to shove us in her hungry mouth/pussy. Definite mixed messages here. I wonder if it's intentional.
As with all RPGs, the NPCs of Monte Carlo are on hand to impart rumours about the surrounding area. Sabasa, our next big destination, is some way to the west, and getting there requires traversing some fairly hostile desert. On the way is a small fishing village. Bad things are happening there as well as the entire populace vanished overnight. Monte Carlo also has its problems – a succubus is on the prowl in the back alleys.
As with the other slum village, Monte Carlo is run by some gangster types. Or freedom fighter types. Can't tell for sure to be honest. There's mention of Erika. I'm not sure if that’s the name of the organisation or the person running it.
Their headquarters is to the north-east, across a bridge. Currently it's blocked by a guard. To get him to shift his ass you need to follow these steps.
First buy information from the information dealer in the second tent. He lets us know that Lazarus has connections to Erika.
Next step is to fly all the way back to Iliasville (You do know how to use Harpy Wings by now, right) and get Lazarus – who is involved, the dirty drunk – to write a letter of introduction.
The guard then lets us in.
He takes us directly to Erika. I'm not sure what use this is as the useless bastard doesn't seem to have any information at all on either Marcellus or the White Rabbit. However, he is the person Vanilla needs…
Ah, this is awkward. My notes are a little out of order here. I was planning to hold the various side quests back and put them in a single update post. Which means this bit won't make a lick of sense on account of forgetting to post the previous segments of Vanilla's side quest.
Many-Eyed Hydra, so useless he can't even get a non-live Let's Play correct.
Oh well, keep the gang leader in mind when you're wandering around with Vanilla.
In the HQ there's also a big clue about how to recruit Chrome. The doll mechanism she's after can be found in a cave in the mountain range to the west.
The HQ bit might also be the trigger for the next section. Walking back past the inn there's a commotion in the back alley.
A succubus is on the prowl. She should also be familiar to players of MGQ: chapter 3.
It's Eva, the succubus that tried to take over the succubus village. This is another little sub theme of the Sentora region. While most of the monster girl repeats are from the first chapter, there have been a few thrown in from chapter three as well. The repeats from chapter three have all been monster girls that were recruited by Black Alice and jazzed up with Promestein's artificial spirits. This also makes for an interesting continuity snarl up. This reality's Luka won't be able to have those fights as the girls are all already on his side. I wonder if this is a deliberate plot point.
Anyway time to 'recruit' Eva before she slurps up that (un)lucky lad.
(And I'm not licking my lips at the thought of having her in the castle and available to do her many sexy succubus moves to us. No, not at all.)
Or maybe not.
Who is that mysterious heroic figure in red?
She's Kaiser and seems to be some kind of wannabe super-hero. It's enough to persuade Eva to teleport out of there anyway.
Kaiser can then be found in the house next to the inn. She has a mission for us. Do we want to be heroes? (Alice's reaction to this is priceless).
Kaiser wants us to track down Eva and bring her to justice. She's hiding out in the hills to the south-east of Monte Carlo. Kaiser would deal with Eva herself, but it gets too hot in her costume. (Sonya repeatedly asks her why doesn't she just take the stupid costume off to no great effect).
Okay, that's the story part out of the way. Tomorrow we'll get to the juicy sex parts as we hunt down the rogue succubus.
On an unrelated note, D-Gate(Camel)'s new game Card Quest 2 came out on dlsite.com today.
As with the original Card Quest, the game will likely focus more on vore than sex, but Camel does have a knack for drawing some hawt monster girls. I'll give it a look once I'm finished with Monmusu Quest: Paradox.