After a completely arbitrary detour through the Great Poison Swamp in order to pick up Mephisto, it’s time to continue the journey to Grangold. There’s the little matter of getting past that golem army.
|Yep, I can see how this would be considered an obstacle|
This is where Mephisto comes in. So, what you got?
Mephisto performs some kind of magic ritual and all the golems crumble to dust.
Um, yeah. That works. I guess.
Then it’s a long and torturous route through the hills. And I mean long and torturous. I think it’s around 11 or 12 screens of JRPG maps. I’m not sure what Toro Toro Resistance was thinking here to be honest. Did this area really need 11 or 12 separate maps for what is essentially a straight path?
The maps alternate between underground and overground sections. The underground sections are populated with the same ant girls, automata girls and paizuri dolls that showed up in Gold Fort, albeit in greater numbers.
Hint: you probably want to keep your more flammable waifus at home for this, as squads of four paizuri dolls are quite common and they have pretty nasty flamethrower attacks to go along with their big tits.
(For some reason I have a mental image of a paizuri doll firing out jets of flame from her nipples and it was so awesome I felt I had to share it. There must be fanart of that somewhere, maybe in one of the 4chan /vg/ threads. And if not, why not? Get to it, art peeps.)
The encounters are different for the overground sections. The one Grangold monster girl we haven’t seen yet, mud golem, finally makes an appearance.
|Meme lovers rejoice. The Maiden of Mud hath returned.|
She will also likely be one of the most annoying wandering monsters you’ll have to face. Best I can tell, she is completely immune to all the turn-one insta-KO strategies. The Digestion status can’t be put on her, so the blobs can’t Blob Boa her. She can’t be put in a trance, so the carnivorous plant girls can’t stuff her in their pitchers and be done with her. I don’t think she can bound either, so lamias can’t use Swallow on her. This just leaves regular damage and the enemies at this point have grown so damage-spongey, it’s a bit of a hassle. I think I ended up running from her encounters unless I was trying to recruit her or get all her item drops.
The other two monster girl encounters are brand new harpies.
|And something for the harpy fans...|
Wing Harpy and Harpy Knight will likely be a welcome relief for those who prefer their monster girls to be of a more vanilla persuasion (especially after Plansect and Mephisto’s School of Nope).
So which one shall we have fun with? Wing harpy’s wings do look rather soft and fluffy. Now just to persuade the rest of the party to take a short break…
Her wings are very fluffy and she wraps her legs tightly around our back to hold us in place for the sexy times fucking. Harpy pussies are tight and hers gets tighter until she’s coaxed us into emptying out a full load.
|Do not disturb - Intense baby-making in progress|
According to harpy law that now makes us husband and waifu, and she flies Luka back to the Harpy Village for more intensive baby-making. Together, we have an adorable daughter and raise a happy little family (as well as having wild harpy sex every night).
Wait. Are we sure this is the Bad End?
Oh well, I guess someone else will have to save the world.
I guess that falls to canon!Luka of this dimensional plane/reality. Sorry bud, no happy harpy families for you.
At the end of this very long slog through the Marching Hills (that name seems appropriate now), we are faced with one remaining giant golem girl.
|Like Mud Golem, but 'ard|
She’s been upgraded to a full-fledged boss fight this time around, which makes sense. It also ends up being a relatively easy boss fight as golem makes the foolish mistake of grabbing Luka early in the fight. Luka-bait cheese is a decent strategy against most bosses, especially if he’s in a job that gives bonuses to HP. While the healer concentrates on keeping Luka alive through escalating pleasure attacks the other two members have free rein to hit the boss with everything they got.
(This is another ridiculous one to visualise – a giant golem girl attempting to use Luka as a dildo while being blasted with various magic attacks. Oh, if only Monster Girl Quest had the budget of a Skyrim or Witcher 3.)
With golem girl’s defeat that means we’re through the Marching Hills. But before we return to the world map, the action switches to happenings elsewhere. We’re taken to a cutscene where the forces of the alliance (coalition, or whatever it is) are marching directly on the King of Grangold.
|Who are you again?|
I feel like the character sprite should be familiar, but I really don’t remember much from this section of the original Monster Girl Quest. Didn’t the original Arachne Princess try to eat him at some point?
I think she’d struggle this time around. Something is not right with the king. He takes a lance right through the heart and doesn’t even flinch.
|I don't think he's human anymore...|
He responds by obliterating most of the opposing army with lightning. After that he mumbles something about “the queen is calling” and that he “must get back”.
A future boss fight?
We’ll see when we enter Grangold’s central region and the capital itself.
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