So it's time to descend into the third and final Tartarus pit of Monmusu Quest: Paradox chapter one. This is my playthrough, the first part of which can be read here.
We're descending back into Tartarus. Are you scared? You should be.
The Monster Girl Quest series is chock full of sexy monster girls. The conventional idea of sexy monster girls is sexualised mythical creatures – succubi, cat girls (nya nya!), lamia, alraunes, etc. Monster Girl Quest does have them. It also has other... things.
After Monster Girl Quest: Chapter 3, artists Delphinus and Xelvy cemented their reputation as the go-to people for those other... things. For the Tartarus sections I'm guessing TTR gave them free reign to come up with the weirdest designs they could think of. Then TTR passed it out to us unsuspecting fools with a knowing wink.
The 3rd Tartarus pit is out to the east of Saloon, surrounded by some kind of poison swamp. There's also an investigation taking place here, but on a smaller scale to the diggings on the Ilias continent. It sounds like the people here are trying to avenge/find the Sabasa king, who went missing here some years ago.
Initially the path to the ladder is a blocked by a big pile of dirt. One of the NPCs tells us a White Rabbit left it there. The White Rabbit herself pops up to confirm this after we use Gnome's mastery of the earth to clear it away. This was what the White Rabbit intended – she didn't want us to enter Tartarus until we'd contracted Gnome. She runs off, but again briefly pops back up to give us Nero's glasses. As usual, I miss the significance of this.
Okay, brain bleach on standby, it's time to descend the ladder and into Tartarus we go. What horrors have Delphinus and Xelvy left for us this time?
Delphinus's effort is relatively restrained. It's a slime girl. Well, the slime part is for definite. The girl part less so. Her body is simply a manikin given animation by the slime inside her.
Her temptation move is to give Luka a very unusual handjob. The Bad End has her get astride us in something that looks like sex. In reality it's feeding for her as she takes great relish in telling us how she's absorbing all our doomed little sperm. It's also a fatal feeding as her slime overstimulates Luka to the point he runs out of energy and dies.
Unusually for the new monster girls, she also has an additional request move back in the castle – a slimy blowjob.
Then it's time for Xelvy's contributions. First up a machine girl with a massive arm.
Mecha stuff doesn't float my boat, so to speak but this doesn't seem so...
Uh? What's happening here?
It looks like she sort of disassembles around Luka. Then there are whirring sounds. Now look, fast moving metal parts and soft fleshy sexual organs should not come into contact with each other. Just thinking about it causes so much retraction in my soft fleshy bits I'll probably need forceps to dig them out afterwards.
At one point in the Bad End she overstimulates Luka to the point he has a heart attack. No biggee, she simply shocks him back to life. You don't get out of it that easily, son.
I mean I've heard of the expression, "You're all mouth," but this is a little ridiculous. Obviously she has a good chew on Luka.
(Her one request scene after recruitment is also 100% fatal as well. No amount of sausage will sway her.)
Okay, so that must be the worst of it out of the way.
Haha, don't be silly.
Nope, not a clue what she is. She doesn't have any dialogue either. All she does is laugh and giggle.
As for her Bad End...
Obviously that weird proboscis appendage was going to suck up Luka's dick.
Recognising she might be too much even by MGQ standards, she pokes a finger into Luka's ear and directly stimulates his brain into thinking he's fucking a more conventional hottie.
Alas, if only the audience could do the same.
Jeebers! Those eyes! What the fuck is up with those eyes?
Hmm, as a writer of erotic horror it appears as though I need to up my game. Time to get the little black cells working...
Back to the story. In this Tartarus bad things are happening. Luka and party encounter what look like holes in the fabric of reality. There are also sections of Tartarus where it looks as through space is coming apart. It's also quite a short section in comparison to other areas of the game.
We find the door which leads to another bridge between worlds.
And on the other side of that... well, that will have to wait until tomorrow.