Saturday, December 30, 2017

Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] ver 2.20 and Other Oddities from the Graphics Folder

As people have kindly pointed out to me, the ver 2.20 upgrade for Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] was released over the past week.  This is a big update Toro Toro Resistance has been talking about for some time.  As long as you have an account with DLSite, you should be able to download the new version from your My Items tab (assuming you purchased the original).

From what I can gather, the majority of the changes are primarily concerned with endgame content for the Labyrinth of Chaos.  This doesn't really affect my walkthrough as I'm still a fair way off this point.

I've heard Sonya also gets some new H-scenes depending on what sex toy she has equipped.  I still haven't figured out how to access them, so I can't really comment on those.  As her main artist is Xelvy, I imagine they're pretty wild.

The other change is quite coincidental, given I was fighting them in yesterday's post.  Two of the Beelzebubs (Beelzeboobs?) get new request scenes back in the pocket castle (or rather on the MS Fish, as that's where you can find them).

Striga (the red one) will give you a handjob and prostate massage while your face is buried in her abdomen boobs.

Boobs.  Being milked.  The period matters.

Media (the green one) has another hug scene, which also sort of doubles up as paizuri given that our dick gets a good boffeting in her abdomen boobs.  Media is the sweetest one of the three.  Her hug power is to make you feel so relaxed and comfortable you don't want to fight back.

More comfy titty fly hugs

The most important thing about 2.20, though, is it means Dargoth and co can get back to the epic translation task.  Understandably, knowing there was a huge patch on the way, they didn't want to put a bunch of work in only to see it blown to bits by 2.20 coming out and changing everything.  You can keep up to date with how the translation project is coming along over at Dargoth.com.

While I was furtling through the game's Graphics folder I also noticed something I'd missed before.  This is not new to 2.20, it was also present in the previous builds.  Similar to the Gnosis scene I talked about earlier, there's some Alma Elma artwork I don't remember seeing in the game.

Alma Elma, how could you do that to poor Luka?
What do we call this, a tail belch?  Yes, those are Luka's feet, which appears to be all that's left of him.

I second your "Euwwwwww!"

Alma Elma does have a request scene where she gobbles up Luka with her tail (similar to one of her vore Bad Ends in the original series), but she spits him out before... well... stomach bulge stage.  So I'm not sure how Luka gets to earn that particularly gruesome fate.

Is this what happens if you request H-stuff from Alma Elma on the Ilias route?  An alternate Bad End?  I'm curious to know.

Possibly related is this pic:

Alma Elma just giving Luka one last big squeeeeze...
This seems to follow on from Alma Elma's max affection request scene (which is lethal, but she's good enough to tell you this beforehand).  Again, I'm curious if this is actually in the game.

(It's possible we have to fight Alma Elma again at some point and these are the Bad End versions of her H-request scenes.  Seems weird though, given she seemed very much on our side the last time we saw her.)

The first one is unusual because, while some really really horrible stuff happens to Luka in the worst Bad Ends, we don't ever see his body visibly destroyed on screen.

I'm still itching to write that monster girl fantasy novel/story which subverts MGQ's tendency to spare the audience and instead gives readers those Bad Ends in all their ghastly, horror-filled glory. ;)

Friday, December 29, 2017

Let's Play Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] - 34: Ghost Ship

Beginning

<- Previous: Orichalcum Mines

Fire up the Ghostbusters theme (the real one), we’re exploring a ghost ship today (and likely engaging in pest control of a different kind if my hunch is correct).

First there’s the business with Selene (who definitely isn’t a ghost at all).

When you first enter Gold Port, she’ll come up to you with stories about a ghost ship and treasure.  If you’re interested in finding out more, follow her back to her house and she’ll tell you the whole story.

She is the granddaughter of the famous pirate Selene (lies).  She tells us about a pirate ship that found a great treasure in a submarine cave.  Unfortunately, they also found a cursed box of disasters and brought ruin upon themselves when they opened it.

The fishy pirates are interested in the treasure.  Chrome (if you have her with you) is interested in ghosts.  Alice, Sonya and Luka are more concerned about the threat posed by the box of disasters.  This pleases Selene as she lets on that the treasure was only ever a story to lure in adventurers.  She wants to make sure the box of disasters stays sealed.

Oh, by the way.  She isn’t Selene’s granddaughter.  She’s the ghost of the actual Selene.  The game doesn’t say this (yet), but anyone that played through the original MGQ series will remember this quest.  Selene accidentally released the Beelzebub titty flies and wants someone to correct her mistake before they bust out totally and spread plague across the world.

In theory.  Paradox has shown before it likes to play around with the original story, so it might not play out this way.

To start the ghost ship quest, look for Selene on the docks of Gold Port and off we go.

Meeting Selene for adventure and high seas

As with the original series, the wandering monster girls here are siren and starfish girl.  They are also joined by new girl, coral girl.

Wait, didn’t we see coral girl back at...

Yes.  I know.  We were supposed to visit Poseidoness after the ghost ship quest.  I’m aware of this now.

Anyway, I suppose it gives me an excuse to show off coral girl’s Bad End.

Where's Luka...?

She turns you into coral.  It’s grim.  Moving along...

We have the starfish girl, who everts her stomach around you and dissolves you to mush.

Or the siren, who doesn’t have any ecchi art.

Can we leave this boat ride?

Nope, there’s even worse in story for our brave hero, Luka (assuming the boss is who I think it is, or rather, who I think they are).

The boss is located in the captain’s cabin, which can be found by heading to the west side of the first floor under the deck.  But first we need to find the key, which involves going to the east and down to an even lower deck.

By the way, I’d advise having a fast character (such as a harpy) with curse dance in the main party.  Sirens are a pain to fight because of all the status effects they inflict on the party.  Beating them to the punch and shutting their songs off with silence effects make exploring (or grinding) this area much more tolerable.

Beware the chicken song...

Ilias can be found on the lower deck cowering with her ever-faithful slime girl and doggo companions.  I don’t know what she’s doing down here either.  A staircase back up to the deck leads to a chest containing the captain’s cabin key, if I remember right.  There’s also a clue to finding other treasure which we’ll come to later.

Back to the captain’s cabin and Alice mentions she senses the presence of powerful demons.  Selene tells us they are currently contained, but are at risk of breaking out.

Yup, it’s the titty fly trio.  Boss fight time.

Attack of the Beelzeboobs

I found this a fairly long boss fight.  It’s best to focus on taking them out one at a time.  If you’re lucky, one of them will wrap Luka up in titty heaven, which should keep them occupied and prevent them using more damaging attacks on the rest of the party.  Just resurrect Luka after the titty fly has had fun titty squeezing him.

Defeat them and they burst into clouds of flies and leave the area.  That clue I mentioned earlier is to a hidden archway in the left wall.  Details below, although it’s fairly easy to guess something is up because of the presence of the corridor on the other side of the wall.

On the off chance anyone missed it...

Follow the corridor around and you’ll find a chest containing a key to the treasure room (which is outside the captain’s cabin).  Unlock that and you’ll find the purple orb and a shortcut back up to the deck.

Silver orb and purple orb, I’m sure these are supposed to be for something...

On leaving the vessel, Sonya asks the obvious thing of how did Selene know so much about this.  Which is when, as veterans of the original series knew all along, Selene reveals she was the real Pirate Queen Selene all along.  She accidentally released the flies and they were so powerful they killed everyone on the ship, including her.  Her ghost was so filled with regret at releasing such great evil onto the world, she couldn’t pass on until she found someone capable of putting it right.

Now, finally, with the threat taken care of, she feels she can move on.

Alice takes the knowledge she’s been in the presence of a ghost all this time about as well as you’d expect.  She faints standing up.

Selene saying she’s moving on and Selene actually moving on turn out to be two different things.  You can still find her in her house when you return to Gold Port.  Is this so we can recruit her?

Not quite.  Selene doesn’t think we destroyed the titty flies.  She thinks they dispersed rather than being destroyed and are now out in the world.

Uh oh.  It’s not like we already have about thirteen different other big bads to worry about.

But not in this case.  The titty flies finally being unleashed on the world is played for laughs rather than dread.  Their plans for world domination hit a brick wall when they arrive in a city and realise how much the world is changed.  Ilias is gone, monster girls are everywhere.  To the titty flies this is just weird.

Thinking the city might just be weird, they teleport out to the countryside to spread terror instead, arriving at Yamatai Village.

...where they are greeted by the sight of Yamata no Orochi casually hanging out by one of the dango shops.  That’s enough for the titty flies.

At this point you can finish off the quest and recruit them by warping over to the same spot in Yamatai Village.  The three Beelzebubs will be hanging out on the bench next to the dango store.  They explain that the modern world terrifies them (apart from C, who likes the dumplings) and will join up with Luka.  This also satisfies Selene, but rather than passing on, she also joins the party because she likes adventure.

Where to find the titty flies at the end of the quest

The recruited titty flies can be found in the MS Fish, where they’ll happily give you tight titty hugs if you ask them nicely.

A comfy titty fly hug

They’ll also let you lie on their nice soft titty abdomens and...

and...

No-one warned us the price for a happy bounce on Barbarella's boobs was a maggoty bum

Hmm, I appear to have blocked out that memory for some reason.

Anyway, next up it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.  It’s time to pay a visit to the succubus village.

-> Next: Succubus Village.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Looking to Commission a Cover Artist for the Sandwiched by Series

Ah, the Sandwiched by series.  Originally it was supposed to be a series of 5-10K word novellas, wholly self-published by me, released monthly over the period of a year.  While the stories are only connected thematically (monster girl threesomes), I intended it to be a trial for later serials that did tell an ongoing story over the period of a year (Okasare Kenny).  Provided I could prove I had the discipline to keep to a monthly schedule (because I didn't want to launch into a proper continuous story and have it go AWOL after a couple of months).

That didn't go so well...

So much so, I think it's time for a relaunch and a Sandwiched by series that does adhere to the original vision.  I'm even making it easier for myself as the first 5 are already written (as well as chunks of 6 and 7).  So let's try and keep to a schedule this time so 2019 can be about the gorgeous, freaky, sexy weirdness of Okasare Kenny.

(I haven't forgotten about Succubus Summoning 301, don't worry.)

In keeping with the concept of relaunch, I think it's time I did a little more with the cover art.  I think the basic design is fine.  The monster girl silhouettes... less so.  Here are the originals for reference:



Was I trying to draw a spider or an ant here?



Originally, to contrast with the other silhouettes, I wanted the slimes to be blue and transparent.  I had nowhere near the art chops to make that a reality.



This one didn't turn out too bad.



Panic, panic, deadline approaching.  Stock art assets to the rescue...  To be fair, I didn't really give my brother (who's done most of my other covers and helped out with this one) much time to pull this one out of the bag. 



Deadline panic again.  Less said the better.  As with the slime girls, I wanted to contrast these with the other silhouettes by making them flesh coloured.


At this point I'm looking for someone with decent art skills to redo the monster girl silhouettes/covers.  I'm looking for sexy stylised rather than anime for the monster girls.  Think old-fashioned chic.  Or something like Persona 5.  Stylish, basically.  I already have template files available and just need the monster girls positioned around them.

I'm willing to offer $40 per cover and there will likely be 12-13 pieces in total, meaning the overall commission will be worth around $500 if I like what I see.

Yes, I know this figure is more in the range of commissioning fan art than commercial artwork.  It's pretty much what I can afford and justify with current sales at this present point in time.  If I really like someone's work I might be pushed higher and of course, if sales increase I will have more money available for future projects.

There is a little bit of time pressure as I want to re-release Spiders around the 13th of January and would ideally need the artwork for that by the 10th.  Yup, it's short notice, but I'm hoping that as they're silhouettes, the pieces should be fairly quick and relatively easy to create.

If you're interested, please contact me at manyeyedhydraATgooglemail.com for more details.

Also, if anyone has suggestions for other places I can post this request without feeling like a human spambot (DeviantArt maybe?), please let me know.

Cheers.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Let's Play Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] - 33: Orichalcum Mines

Beginning

<- Previous: Gold Port

It’s time for another gear upgrade.

Just west of Gold Port are the Orichalcum mines, where we can find the next upgrade material.

The cave entrance you're looking for

I might have got the name wrong, as the game calls these the Lava Cave Mines.  Hmm, I don’t see any lava around...

The 1st floor is mazy.  There are a few treasure chests dotted around, but it’s a bit of pain trying to map out the full extent of the floor.  I’d recommend putting Encounter Half on someone, or even wearing one of the no-encounter accessories while running through here.

Now about those encounters.

Snek! And [whatever the meme-y name for an octopus is]!

New girls.  New girls!

Fair play to Monster Girl Quest, the game has packed so many different types of monster girl into it, we’ve now gone beyond normal lamias and scyllas.  It has to be demon versions.

They’re not that demonic to be fair.  Lamias are vulnerable to cold and scyllas are vulnerable to lightning.  Both are also very blobbable if you want to use the instant KO tricks to cut combat down to one or two turns at most.

But priorities priorities.  What we all want to know is what filthy smexy stuff they like to get up to.

Don't try this at home with your pet snek!

Ow lamia.  You’re strangling my precious dangly bits.  Take it easy.  Don’t squeeze so hard.

Hey wait.  No.  Don’t put the tip of your tail in there.

Oooooh.

This is not how it works.  Luka is a freak.

Cue party leaving in disgust and inevitable Bad End.

You're getting so squeezed, boy

Squeeze.  Lots of squeeze.  I mean she is a lamia, despite those demon bat wings.  Coils around chest – squeeze.  Vagina around cock – squeeze!

She also shoves the tip of her tail in our mouth for... what... equality?  I dunno either.

Squeeze.

Pop.  Ahhhhh.

On the MGQ sliding scale of demons Lamia is at the nicer end.  After wringing Luka out, she announces she’s going to take him back to her nest and do the same thing to him every day.  At least she doesn’t eat him.

What about her octopus friend.  I’m not sure what that orifice is below her waist.  It looks a little too toothy.  I don’t think I want my dangly bits anywhere in its vicinity.

Knock scylla down to low enough health and you don’t get much choice.

Don't try this at home with your pet... eldritch abomination.  Fhtagn.  Fhtagn fhtagn!

That’s a lot of tentacles.  You might want to start struggling, Luka, before she inserts you in...

Goddamn it, Luka.

I don’t care if she has tentacles in there and it feels amazing and not toothy at all, we’re supposed to be saving the world(s).

Bad End time.  And it’s...

You're gonna get sucker welts...

...suckers for suckers?

It’s a tentacle job of sorts, with lots of little sucker kisses.  And thankfully enough lube.  Sucker welts on your dick hurt like a bitch the morning after.

As with lamia, scylla is a nice(ish) demon girl.  After milking Luka of his white stuff, she also decides to drag him off to a life of orgasmic bliss.

But we can’t let that happen.  Worlds (universes?) to save, and for that we need a chunk of whatever weird metal is at the bottom of these mines.

There is a rope leading down to the next level.  If you go left after entering the mines you should wander across it.

At least the rope is easy to spot this time...

And here’s the lava.  A lot of the floor is covered in it.  Given we’re in a fantasy universe with slightly loose physical laws, the lava doesn’t constitute a barrier.  Luka and party can walk across it, but it will cause damage in a similar way to purple poison marsh tiles.

Another monster type shows up here.

They just want to give you a nice relaxing warm bath

It’s the lava girl from Salamander’s Volcano in the original series.  She’s part of the slime girl family and will give you a nice relaxing lava bath if you let her (seriously, she can reduce the temperature to pleasant rather than having Luka burst into flames).  Like mud golem, if you’re running a hungry blob girl party, you’re not going to like lava girl.  She’s immune to the digestion status (as far as I can tell) and will need to be fought normally rather than having one of the slime girls gobble her up.

On this floor you can find a suspicious chest sticking out of the lava.  Unsurprisingly, it does turn out to be another mimic-like boxed girl.  Rather amusingly, she doesn’t realise she’s in lava, and once she does, begs the player to help her instead.  You can do this and she’ll reward you with 3 small medals and tell you about a mimic paradise island to the east of Happiness Village.  As far as I know, the only way to get to that sea is through the big stone gate next to the Naval HQ, and I don’t think that’s opening until part 3.  I’m guessing an island full of mimics is going to be a prime Job XP grinding location in a similar way to the bottom floor of the Administrator Tower in part 1.

When an ambush turns into a rescue plea

The orichalcum can be found down in the south-east corner of this floor.  As with most of the ore “quests”, it’s completely unguarded.  It’s a bit of a shame.  It would be nice to see these ore quests tied in with some kind of boss fight, similar to the dragon bandits in part 1.  There’s only so much content that can be packed in, I guess.

Even MGQ can run out of spare monsters to boss-guard the sparkly stuff

Once you have orichalcum, both the vampire blacksmith in Grangold and the dragon blacksmith in Gold Port can make orichalcum weapons.  The dragon blacksmith will also offer to teach Papi how to make orichalcum gear if you bring her the legendary Dragon Mallet of Blacksmithing that is rumoured to be lost within the North Ocean Floor Temple.

“What, this mallet,” Papi says, pulling out the random bit of treasure we looted from a chest a few blog posts back.

Um, yeah.  About doing things in their correct sequence...

Never mind.  Papi is now a fully-qualified orichalcum blacksmith.

The dragon blacksmith also drops hints of the next upgrade material – Rainbow(?) – which can be found on the elf isle.

As I have no idea where that is despite scouting out the next few locations, I suspect Papi won’t battering rainbows into swords for some time yet.  Maybe not until part 3?

In the meantime it’s time to go talk to a ghost perfectly-not-suspicious-in-the-slightest human about a haunted ship.

-> Next: Ghost Ship

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Xmas!

This is not, as you've already gathered, my usual part XXX of Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] walkthrough.  C'mon, it is Christmas Day.  Some of you have families and such.

Just like to wish you all a very merry Christmas.

May you all get a sexy l'il succubus to play with for Christmas.

Ideally, one that hasn't sucked your soul out by the new year.




(This is about the Christmassy picture I could find.  If I was more organised I'd have commissioned someone to do a nice succubus piece.  I'm not organised.  So imagine it's a sexy succubus wrapped up in pretty pink ribbons and bows instead.)

Friday, December 22, 2017

Let's Play Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] - 32: Gold Port

<- Previous: North Ocean Floor Temple

Last up it was tentacles, tentacles, tentacles...

Now I think we’re back to plot, plot, plot.

(That's a hint to say we're in walkthrough mode rather than snu-snu mode today.)

Amira.  Your snake tits are fired.  It’s time to head back to Grangold to work out what the fuck we’re supposed to be doing.

Castle Grangold is rubble.  Bobble-head king and Queen Ant have relocated to a warehouse below and to the right of the castle entrance.

The new palace HQ
Grangold's ruling pair

You can’t recruit Queen Ant yet.  I’m guessing you have to carry out King Grangold’s quests first.

The king has two requests.  The first is to investigate some shenanigans at the succubus village.  And not to worry, that’s just the village name.  The inhabitants aren’t really succubi.

(Alice: “Um, about that.”)

A demon has shown up and caused some kind of power struggle.  Hmm, interesting.  In the original series that was Eva, but it can’t be her this time as we’ve already run into and recruited her.  A new character?

The second problem concerns the village of ladies.  Their leader, Cassandra has locked herself away in her mansion and refuses to speak to anyone.  Alice, knowing who (or rather what) Cassandra is, is concerned about this and insists we check it out.

Veterans of the original Monster Girl Quest series will also know who (or most definitely what) Cassandra is.  My recommendation would be to lock all the exits and burn her mansion down, ideally with her still in it.

Other quest goals include finding Orichalcum for the next upgrade and contracting with the last remaining elemental spirit – Salamander.  So, off we toddle.

To get into West Grangold we need to pass through a gate to the south-west of the capital.

The gate blocking the way to succubus heav... ahem... the west of Grangold

If, like me, you like to explore a bit to see the... ahem... sights before going to where you need to go, this would have been the roadblock preventing you from getting to the west of the country (if for some reason you had a burning desire to visit the succubus village... for no particular reason). Talking to the restored (at least in mind) King Grangold is the key event to unlock this gate.

Out of the road.  A man has a succubus to see.

Once the soldier steps aside to let you through, the world opens up considerably.  The wandering monster girls are the same, but there are a lot of new locations to visit.

Salamander’s Volcano is the first place you’ll encounter, and is also one of the later places to visit.  At least according to Amira (hey, didn’t we fire your snaky ass).

Travelling north from there gets us to Gold Port.  Just west of Gold Port are the Orichalcum mines.  Travelling further we get back to green plains and forests and both the succubus and ladies’ village.  One of these is accurately named...

The game even allows us to continue west through another hill passage and to the desert region out to the west.  The tartarus region is here, but is blocked by a pillar of fire that presumably requires contracting with Salamander to get past.  There are also some suspicious ruins in the south-east of the desert.  Anon’s tour guide comment from the start of the week is indeed accurate.  Don’t go here unless you want Luka’s party to get curb-stomped by various powerful chimera.

For now I’ll stick to what I vaguely hope is the correct sequence and drop into Gold Port.

Not the succubus village, unfortunately

As soon as we enter Gold Port a mysterious woman comes up to us with stories about a ghost ship and treasures.

Alice's ghost detecting senses triggered.  Whoops, was that a spoiler?

Anyone familiar with the original series will know what this is about.  For now I’ll push this back a couple of posts as Amira recommends doing the Orichalcum upgrade first (which will be the next place we visit).

The battle fucker for Gold Port is Magda.

I would not recommend beating her up to get your money back.  Wrong game.  Definitely... ow... wrong game.

What the fuck are you doing with the gigantic axe, Magda?  Once again I wonder if some of the battle-fuck gals are really suited to this line of work.  One thing you can say for sure, no-one is going to go all Grand Theft Auto on the prostitutes of MGQ-world, not if they want to keep attached to their precious dangly bits.

The battle-fuck segments seem to have reverted back to static artwork and close-ups of static artwork.  Part 1 had this problem as well, although I think a later patch fixed some of this by adding more artwork later.

The NPC gossip hints at the presence of the top tier professions.  I think they might be a part 3 unlock, although some of the more powerful monster girl characters (such as Alma Elma) already have levels in the tier 3 jobs and races.

Background gossip mentions that the fish are coming out of the north sea with various unpleasant mutations.  Thar be Chaos oop North.

You can also find Lazarus and Merlin lurking in the pub and recruit them.

I have heard rumours that there are some bugs here, that recruiting Lazarus before carrying out a later monster queen’s quest ends up breaking something.  I don’t know if this is true or was true and has been patched.  If anyone can enlighten me in the comments (ideally without spoilers), I’d be appreciative.  For now I’ve left them in the pub.  Who wants more dudes getting in the way of the waifu harem anyway?

And that’s sort of it for Gold Port.  We’ve been a little light on the smexy stuff this post.  I’m sure the Succubus Village will correct that.  That’s still a little way off.  For now it’s time to head off to the Orichalcum mines and get our gear upgraded.

-> Next: Orichalcum Mines

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Let's Play Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] - 31: North Ocean Floor Temple

<- Previous: Gold Coast Beach

Do you like tentacles?

Because we’re probably going to get a lot of tentacles.

Yup, we’re descending down to the North Ocean Floor Temple where the grass seaweed is green and the girls are pretty have tentacles.

The entrance is here, which unlocks after talking to the right NPC in Goddard.

Showing it again because it makes more sense to have it in this post

I’m not entirely sure we need to be here just yet.  Amira doesn’t mention it (Amira is useless – all she seems interested in is finding the last Yamatai Village runaway hiding out at the Succubus Village) and it hasn’t really come up.  But it’s here and... tentacles...?

Alice also questions what we’re doing here.  But then, a random bit of dried squid starts talking to us out of our backpack.

A quest given by a talking piece of dried squid

Aha.  It’s Kraken, Queen of the South Ocean Floor Temple.  You might remember her from the first game.  One of the shikibus sisters (Astaroth, I think) sucked all her power out before letting Meia the Mermaid run wild with her... ahem... rather dubious fantasies.  She’s been relegated to forgotten key item ever since.  Which is probably not a bad thing.  Thankfully, JRPGs distinguish between plot-important key items and random food, otherwise we might have accidentally fed her to Alice.

Kraken pipes up now, because she thinks the Queen of the North Seas, Poseidoness, might be able to restore her to her original state.

Hoorah.  It’s not pointless tentacle chasing after all.  We have a mission!

And a lot of new “friends” to play with.

If I remember right, Dagon was the only minor encounter on the way to Poseidoness in the original MGQ series.  Dagon has already been re-used in the pirate cave, which means we’re going to need some fresh monster girl blood to populate this area.  Leave it to Setouchi and UN_DO.

Repeat girl Starfish (note: don't take her up on her "challenge")

New girls Coral and Arch Jelly

...and a very busty squid girl

Okay, so starfish girl is not new.  She showed up on the ghost ship in the original series.  Once again, if you lose to her, she’ll challenge you to hold out against her vagina-type-thing otherwise... well, if you know anything about starfish physiology... it won’t matter anyway.  You won’t hold out and things get... icky (like stomach-turned-inside-out-and-wrapped-around-you icky).

Elder Scylla and Arch Jelly are slightly more considerate dining partners as they appear more interested in Luka’s sperm than Luka’s... well everything.

I’m normally fairly ambivalent on UN_DO’s art.  The results tend to be highly variable, even in the same piece.  One thing I will give him credit for is that his monster girls often have multiple scenes, and Elder Scylla has three you can request back on the MS Fish (after you recruit her).

The first is a blowjob.

Sure, I wouldn't say no to a blowjob

Seems innocuous enough...

!!!!!

Anxiety levels rising.

It’s not as bad as it looks.  Elder Scylla knows many many tricks with her tentacle tongues and uses them to squeeze a lot of white juice out of us.  That’ll be Luka done for the day.

But no.  We have to find out what other tentacular pleasures Elder Scylla has in store for us.  For science and... er... stuff.

Option two is a tentacle job.  Luka gets pulled into the squirming mass and buried beneath Elder Scylla’s ample bosom while she gets to work.

Getting tentacled

What would we call this – Scylla frottage?  Suckers are involved.  It gets messy.

Option three is pretty much the same artwork as two, but Luka gets full sex this time.  Elder Scylla’s vagina is full of tentacles because she’s a scylla and all scylla orifices are full of tentacles.  She knows how to use them to give us a proper ”squeezing”.

Nice stuff, but I wish they’d not try to reinforce the whole MILF elder thing by making heroic warrior Luka look about 12 again.  Whatever, I’m just here for the boobies (with which Elder Scylla is more than amply endowed).

If you haven’t had your fill of tentacles, we can always hop inside Arch Jelly’s bell for a bit of bouncy fun.

Jelly tentacle heaven... I think

She’s surprisingly non-carnivorous for a jellyfish girl, although she will use those tentacles to give us a thorough wringing out.

But we must resist all these tentacular temptations.  We have Queen Kraken to save (who is even filthier with her tentacles if I remember the first game series correctly).

One thing to be aware of in the North Ocean Floor Temple is that the lighter blue water tiles are shallow enough to walk on.  There’s a fair bit of treasure hidden away in all the chests.

Poseidoness can be found at the end of the undersea dungeon.

Did I mention the theme for today is tentacles...?

She’s a bit of a dim bulb (which she was in the original game, if I remember right), so trying to explain we’re here to help her friend Kraken out gets nowhere and she eventually loses her temper and attacks us.

Time for more tentacles.  (But hopefully less of the crab claws and other crustacean stuff she’s got going on there.)

A few lightning bolts to her noggin soon knocks some sense back into her, but doesn’t resolve the problem.  As we’ve already worked out, Poseidoness is not the brightest bulb in the box.  She’s a warrior type, so she doesn’t have the knowledge or power to restore Kraken.  She thinks the queen of the mermaids might, but the mermaids are in hiding and she doesn’t know where to find her.  She also shows no inclination to join the party either.  I think we might have to come back with a restored Kraken to recruit her.

Soooo, this whole trip was a waste of time really...

(I can picture Alice saying, “I told you” in the background.)

It’s not a complete waste of time as Poseidoness insists on giving us a silver orb.

Hmm, wasn’t that an important plot item in the original series.  Are we supposed to pick it up here as well?

You know that feeling when you think you might have done something in the wrong order...

Oh well.  Let’s go back to Grangold.  We should be able to open the gate blocking us off from the west of the country now.

-> Next: Gold Port

Monday, December 18, 2017

Let's Play Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] - 30: Gold Coast Beach

<- Previous: Gold Coast Beach

Bear with me for this one, as I think we might have wandered off the correct “path”.  But hey, all the cool (not!) games are open-world nowadays, so we might as well play Monmusu Open-world Quest.

With the power behind the throne removed in Grangold, the country has returned to some semblance of normality.  This means we can go back to Goddard and grab more background info now that inhabitants are no longer drooling zombies.

Most of the background info here is about magical girls and some kind of ceremony in the great poison swamp.  The magical girl theme is continued by what I thought was the battle-fucker for the town.

Are you sure you're in the right game?

Magical Mari-Chan is the girl in the house that was locked up the last time we came through here.  Her sprite implies she’s a battle-fucker, but that option isn’t there.  Maybe there is some kind of quest to be carried out first.  She does ask us if we’d like to be magical girls.  A job unlock?  Whatever it is, is a mystery for now as selecting yes just has her tell us it’s not time for the ceremony just yet.

Hmm.  Either I’ve missed a trigger, or this is something to come back to later.  There’s nothing going on in the swamp, so I think this is something to put aside and revisit at a later date.

The other useful bit of info is talk of the North Ocean Floor Temple.  One of the patrons of the pub talks about this.

Talk to this guy to open up the way to the North Ocean Floor Temple

The location is here, at the northeast tip of the area Goddard is on, just beyond the Great Swamp:

Time for a beach trip

This is where things might be slightly buggy.  From the beach you can use the Ball of Guidance to enter the North Ocean Floor Temple, but only after you’ve spoken to the NPC in Goddard pub.  If you visit the beach before talking to him, it’s just a random location with a new monster girl and some treasure chests.  After talking to the NPC and entry point will appear just to the left and above where you enter the beach.

Entry point for North Ocean Floor Temple (you need to speak to Goddard NPC first to make this appear)

Where it’s weird, is that you can get the entrance point to appear by talking to the NPC while everyone is still under the influence of the magical lust field, before you even go through the Marching Hills.  Maybe this is some kind of anti-frustration feature in that it would be easy to miss.  Most JRPG players will endure talking to every NPC once, and might miss if they had to find the right NPC a second time once the lust field had gone.

All it means is that you can enter the temple a little earlier than expected (which I did, to see if there are any new monster girls, which there are, and they’ll get some love in the next post).

The beach itself has one new monster girl to fuck fight alongside the Medusa and Scylla that are found everywhere else in Grangold.  The new one is Fake Jelly Girl.

Jelly or Jellyfish?

I’m curious if there’s some translation weirdness going on.  Despite her appearance, Fake Jelly, is not a slime girl.  She’s in the sea-dweller group of races and doesn’t even dual-race.  This makes me think ‘fake jelly’ is a reference to Comb Jelly (a group of invertebrates that look a bit like jellyfish, but aren’t related) and that she is Comb Jelly Girl according to the monster girl convention of splicing a pretty face and tits onto random member of the animal (or plant) kingdom.

On the plus side it means she’s unlikely to absorb us like an amoeba.  On the bad side...

It's her mouth.  Still feels damn good.

Actually, there’s very little bad side.  She sits on our cock and lets her pussy do all the undulating and squeezing.

She’s very keen to let us know her vagina is actually her jellyfish mouth, but we won’t mind because it will make us feel amazing.  Cue more undulating and squeezing until we climax and fill her belly with torrents and torrents of cum.

Then, highly uncharacteristically for one of MGQ’s jellyfish girls, she lets Luka go after completely draining his testicles rather than eating him.  Bad Ends are Bad Ends though.  Luka is so broken by the experience his adventure ends here (and presumably lots of fake jelly girls end up being well-fed in the brief period before the world ends).

That’s that for our little beach excursion.  Next up it’s time to delve deep into squishy tentacles in the North Ocean Floor Temple.

(Yes, I know we shouldn’t be going here yet.  Stupid unhelpful Amira).

-> Next: North Ocean Floor Temple