Friday, April 13, 2018

Let's Play Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2] - 60: Ilias Temple Ruins I

Beginning

<- Previous: Snowy Shrine

Eden has dropped the barrier.  It’s time to enter the Ilias Temple Ruins and uncover the mystery behind the snow continent.

Before we reach the ruins, there is another one of those camping scenes.  The camp site is looking rather crowded now that Luka has a harem army numbering in the hundreds.  Most of the characters complain about the cold, which sees the other elemental spirits clustered around Salamander for warmth.

A crowded and cold camp site

Sonya voices more concerns about the temple.  I suspect this might be the last location of part 2.  There is still the weird chimera lab, but I remember someone mentioning that it doesn’t open up until after the credits roll.

Unsurprisingly, the white rabbit is waiting for us at the entrance to the temple.

Obviously you'd be here

This is where you’re going to have to excuse me a little.  Using machine translation is good enough to give the gist of what’s going on.  But when it gets complicated...

(And things are about to get very complicated.)

So what’s happening here?

Wait for the wave, she says.

Then the chaos wave hits and things get a little... weird.

Something has gone very very wrong...

From what I can work out, Eden (with the help of a mystery individual within the temple) was able to contain the chaotization within the temple.  But by dropping the barrier, the chaotization is now free to spread through Luka’s world.

Oops.

It’s not good.  As the first wave hits, Sylph and Gnome tell us that the air and earth just died.

The white rabbit leads us on a merry chase through the warped temple ruins.  The encounters are a weird mix.  Cupid and Valkyrie being here sort of makes sense.  We’re also lucky (haha) enough to get two brand new Delphinus angels.  What’s weird is the presence of various chimera monster girls.  In the original series these were the failed experiments Luka fought in the ruins of Remina.  Most have experimental designations rather than names.  They can also be found around the experimental lab ruins in the desert southeast of the Bird God Shrine.

So we get Chimera Beast and the adorable S-2

Aww, so cute.  (Not the one on the left!)

As well as the gloopilicious A-3 and wraptastic AD-5

Would you like to be glooped or wrapped?

We also get Q-5

We finally get to have some fun

Interestingly, Q-5 appeared in the original series as a sprite, but was never one of the actual battles or random Bad End scenes (MGQ Chapter 3 had a lot of non-Luka dudes getting snu-snu’ed to death by various chimera girls).  If (for some reason) you were saddened by this, MQ:P corrects this and finally lets Q-5 have some fun.

This was not the fun I was hoping for...

Enjoy being wrapped in slimy tentacles.

Now back to the main plot and the White Rab—

What?

I’ve forgotten the Delphinus angels again?

Hahahaha.

(The vodka doesn’t work.  Why won’t it work?  Why can’t I get these images out of my head?)

Heliel sort of looks vaguely normal, until you realise that her body is also made out of hair.  She’s very similar to the worm angel from the original series in that regard.

Angel of Hairballs

Her Bad End is also similar, in that she creates a chamber with her body and drags us into it so she can do various hentai things to us undisturbed.  The Bad End I saw was where she climbed on top for a bit of cowgirl.

Feh, it's an improvement on Wormiel

When we start to flag she sends magic hair up our ass and coils it around our testicles to make sure the flow keeps... as we say... coming.  Needless to say, the ambulatory bag of semen has to run empty at some point and that’s another trip to Hades.

She has a variety of other request moves back in the pocket castle.  A couple are where she takes a more hands off (or rather pussy off) approach to emptying Luka’s balls in her hair cocoon world—standing back and letting her magic hair extensions do the work.  The other two are a blowjob and handjob scene (hairjob really… just don’t think about it too much…) using variations on the same art.

I’m not sure if these are also used as alternate Bad Ends (with a trigger, RNG or otherwise, to determine which one) or extras for the request scenes.

Then we have Alciel

Angel of... Fucked if I know

“More vodka please.”

Someone should hire Delphinus to design the monsters for their horror movie.  I would watch the shit out of that.

Lose and you get a nice eight-hands massage with Alciel’s tongue as a nice soft bed.

8 hands, some tentacles and a lot of tongue.  Maybe too much tongue...

Then the tip curls around and Luka gets sucked dry.  I’m not sure why the holes are there or why Luka’s semen eventually starts gushing out of them.  Seems rather wasteful.

Probably best not to think about it too much.

She also has a request scene where we’re dragged headfirst into one of those angel tubes.

She has angels.  Angels are cute, right...

One “angel” plays with our nips while the other gets to work on our cock.  Then the tentacles come in and it gets very sucky-sucky.

Gulp

Ah, this is good vodka.  Now where were we?

Chasing the white rabbit through the ruins of Ilias’s Temple.

Every so often we’ll catch up to her and she’ll impart more information, usually at the same time another wave of chaotization kills another element in the world.

About halfway through, the white rabbit can be found behind the altar of a church.  She’ll impart more cryptic information rendered even more cryptic by my lack of Japanese reading comprehension and reliance on iffy machine translation.

The white rabbit mentions what we’ve already figured out.  All the various factions—the shikibus sisters, angels, Nero, the white rabbit herself—have been trying to guide Luka down the correct path.  The first reason is because this reduces the speed of chaotization (and hence the destruction of the world).  The second is to get Luka here with the power of the four elemental spirits at his disposal.

White rabbit also confirms something that Alice has suspected—that this world is one of the parallel worlds rather than the “real” one.  This is not some kind of multiverse packed with multiple alternate realities either.  Originally there was only one world.  Then some form of error occurred on that world and all these parallel worlds split off from it.

This was the first world to split off, so it’s the one that can easily access everywhere else.  And this is also the reason why the alternate dimension shikibus sisters and other factions are here—everyone wants to grab control of this particular world because of its importance.

Then she bounces off to the 3rd floor and the music gets even more distorted and weird.

In a little forest she explains what went wrong with the original world.  The goddess (Ilias, I presume) overworked the laws.  The white rabbit was forced to rewind time whenever a certain person died.  This would have to be Luka.  The white rabbit was forced to rewind time so many times to save Luka from death it damaged the world.

This is a nice integration of gameplay mechanics and story.  Obviously most players of the original series would have had Luka throw the odd fight or fifty to see the naughty bad ends and then rewound back to the start of the fight to play through properly.  Now we find out that this was actually woven into the story, with the White Rabbit messing about with the universe’s laws of time and space to pull Luka’s ass out of the proverbial predatory pussy.

Then she’s hopping off again.  Follow her to the bottom of some steps and Alice will drop a big hint that we should prepare before going further.  I think we’re about to face the final boss of Monmusu Quest: Paradox [part 2].

-> Next: ????

9 comments:

  1. Nah. YOu get it wrong. Its Ilias actuaaly who is rewinding time.
    Remember all evaluations? It's actuall canon. When Luka died, Iliat rewinding time, give Luka advice and clean his memory. Why? Cause that was her end plan. To be consumed by Black Alice and then be free by Luka who destroyed Black Alice.
    By doing so, Iliad damaged time. It would heal but... something strange happens. In the next part.

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    1. Damn. I knew I'd get something wrong. I thought it was the White Rabbit rewinding time on Ilias's instructions. Guess I'm going to hope that comments help me out for the next few posts. :D

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    2. But wait... If that's true, why does it still rewind time for Luka when he fights Ilias after she's freed? Is she just that cocky, or did Lucifina come to the rescue since she's the one who shows up if he dies during the final phase?
      And if it's just a case of rewinding time when Luka's alive, why is it that the branching point of the main universe of this game extends all the way to the Great Monster Wars (where the angels won holistically instead of partially)?

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    3. --- But wait... If that's true, why does it still rewind time for Luka when he fights Ilias after she's freed? Is she just that cocky, or did Lucifina come to the rescue since she's the one who shows up if he dies during the final phase?

      Do not forget that half of that plan is a joke. But yea. If you loose against Ilias in her 1st form, Ilias just laughing at you without advice. In second its Lucifina. In my oppinion its Luka himself to be honest, his angelic power came from Lucifina but you can use your imagination))

      By the way. Question. Who revive Luka in Paradox. Well answer is simple BUT.
      M.E. Hydra. Try to loose both form of last boss in Paradox and see evaluation. YOu can see something interesting.

      ---- And if it's just a case of rewinding time when Luka's alive, why is it that the branching point of the main universe of this game extends all the way to the Great Monster Wars (where the angels won holistically instead of partially)?

      No. Rewinding time created holes in time-space, the Paradox occured because of that. And why Monster Wars. The reason is something like... "Bubbles in the water". Like time BOOM which created many worlds with all variations. But this world was the first one.

      *Sigh* Speedforce. I am not gonna explain this shit)))

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    4. The branching point going earlier is something the game explains (and is a pretty good twist. I was, okay okay, experiment went wrong, got the wrong person. Wait! It's that [spoiler]! Oh fuck).

      I always forget to check evaluation and miss the various twists'n'turns TTR sneaks in there.

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    5. If I am not mistaken, it has always been Ilias that resets time.

      The white Rabbit, I think, was send by the original Luka to keep all the other realities in check or at least as close to it as possible.

      The reason for that is probably going to be that the original Luka is kinda busy trying to stop the Chaos and [spoiler].

      PS: Isnt it already a major deviation for Luka to be on the snow continent??

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    6. --- I always forget to check evaluation and miss the various twists'n'turns TTR sneaks in there.

      Well, sometimes it is twist, sometimes just jokes. Example. If you die with again Adramelek in part 1 ending, she (Adramelek) appearts with Illias in evaluation and tried to erase her.

      --- The white Rabbit, I think, was send by the original Luka to keep all the other realities in check or at least as close to it as possible.

      Doubt that. White Rabbit seems like just beyond that. Not a person bit close to a law.

      --- PS: Isnt it already a major deviation for Luka to be on the snow continent??

      Well, to be honest the Paradox World is such a mess that Luka can't go same way as original Luka.

      --- Wait! It's that [spoiler]! Oh fuck).

      I am not sure what you mean, so let's talk about it in the next part)) How Daren said - it has always been Ilias that resets time. The real question is - What Illias?

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  3. Although the resets damaged the axis of time, it was within acceptable levels and would eventually heal.
    So what was the anvil that broke the camel's back? Ilias being killed.
    She's pretty much the elemental spirit of holy energy. Her sudden absence caused the cracks in time to become a tear, which when combined with a certain experiment in the past allowed the original paradox to occur.

    I think White Rabbit compared the parallel worlds to bubbles produced by shifting water. They're crushing each other, and most have already "popped".

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