Where is Duster? WHERE COULD HE BE??
SOMEONE STAND UP AGAINST THIS MADNESS
shoot the old man is onto me
HOT TOPIC IN TAZMILY: WES'S HAIR
I can only promise two of those.
THE INDIGNITY OF IT ALL
I'll ruin you someday, Fassad.
I AIN'T A PART OF YOUR SYSTEM
HE'S PLAYING YOU LIKE A HARP, WHY CAN NO ONE SEE
Gonna do something about it? No?
IT'S HARD FOR ME AND I'M NOT OLD
Brenda make up your mind, was it bad or good
I went home to see if Flint was there and NOPE
HE'S GONE OFF SOMEWHERE
WHO KNOWS WHEN HE'LL BE BACK
you okay buddy
Should've slapped him so hard you'd turn him around, that'd show him.
Does Wes think Duster's dead? This seems to imply it. This is actually kind of interesting to me - going from how the people in town seem sort of puzzled to see Duster about and how everyone's asleep when Duster's running around at first, I'm going to guess that Duster doesn't get out much. I mean, it'd fit with the general idea of Wes training him non-stop to get the egg eventually. So aside from Duster's occasional walks, he spends most of his time at home. Where else is he going to go?
So basically Duster spends all his time sleeping or training with Wes, meaning that they probably spend the majority of their time together. So when Duster disappears with the egg, it makes sense that Wes is just like oh well he'll be back eventually. He's probably never left for any long period of time before, and even if he did wander off for like a week he eventually came back, right?
So it's easy to picture Wes just waiting, and waiting, and waiting for Duster to come back, getting increasingly angry/concerned in spite of himself... until it starts to seem like he's just NOT coming back. I mean, Duster's been missing for THREE YEARS. Without any kind of hint or anything indicating he's alive. And I don't think Wes would consider Duster just running away. Even though Wes probably tells himself that Duster's alive somewhere, somewhere inside he probably thinks he's dead. JUST LIKE IT'S IMPLIED HERE, OOOOHhh
DOES WES FEEL RESPONSIBLE? WILL WE FINALLY SEE SOME KINDNESS AND REGRET?
Hehe, my moron.
HE THREW A SOCK AT FASSAD, GET HIM!!
omg he used his name
WILL WES HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART TOWARDS HIS SON? I'M ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT!! He does seem to genuinely want to see him again. Or the egg again. WHICHEVER WAY YOU LIKE.
One of Bateau's finest.
Troubling is right.
I should actually fight one of these for real at some point.
Leder's spending a lot of time on the astral plane it seems.
I'M NOT SURE WHERE I SHOULD GO
IF ONLY THE GAME WOULD GIVE ME A HINT
i'll never trust again
Didn't you already do that??
WELL DO YOU/1?!
did you hear about wes's hair
i heard it got pinned
Common cause of hair loss.
ASK IF YOU CAN GO, ABBEY
Nice to see you're still a scamp, Fuel.
do ho ho
TAZMILY'S GOTTEN SO HOSTILE
Although I guess that'd explain why no one went looking for Duster, although Bronson and Jackie still seemed kinda concerned about him, or at least enough so to want to tell Wes. HOW FAR SPREAD IS THE DUSTER THIEF STORY
Gonna guess... random encounters.
JACKIE I THOUGHT WE WERE BROS
Compare and contrast how the villagers are treating Lucas now with how they treated him back in chapter one when everyone was raring to pull together and make a big search party to find them.
Lucas pushes over a jar of mints onto the floor as he goes
The Happy Box is destroying your brain, Bronson.
WOW IT'S MR T
GET HIT BY A TRAIN IS THAT WHAT YOU SAID?
Music for this bit is What's beyond the tunnel?
I remember you guys! Haha. Not quite as evil now though.
They toned down the mushroom status effect though from EB, but more on that in a bit.
WHY DO YOU MOCK ME
Gonna be a long trek.
Even worse is they have a really frustrating battle theme that's really hard to combo. CURSE YOU DRIER GUYS
NO, NOT THE DAISY!
that sounds delicious
Girlish clothes, eh?
NO NEED TO RUSH, READ A SIGN FIRST
y halo thar Ionia
YOU REMEMBER IONIA FROM BEFORE, RIGHT?
A BLINK OF AN EYE TO A MAGYPSY
Man just stab Lucas in the heart why don't you, Ionia
Ionia goes out and beats up Ramblin Mushrooms for no real reason. WHY NOT
Ionia turns Lucas around and...
Ionia were you just holding Lucas's head underwater
I'd be more weirded out by this if Ionia wasn't an ancient genderless magical being that doesn't really understand humans. STILL SORT OF ODD THOUGH
I'M GONNA TAKE THIS MELODY
AND SHOVE IT DOWN AN ENEMY'S THROAT
Not sure if I mentioned this before, but the default favorite thing is Love, and the favorite food is Omelettes (fluffy). LUCAS DESTROYS HIS ENEMIES WITH THE POWER OF LOVE
Oh Ionia you're so ridiculous, haha
PFFF PROBABLY NOT
I MEAN WHAT ARE THE ODDS
just gonna simmer down a little
THANKS FOR THE MAGIC IONIA BYE
Awesome, this'll be handy for those bird sticks.
HANG IN THERE, BUTTER FROG
Butterfly in the box!
Aww yeah, now we're talking.
Running up and down Lucas's arms WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO AGAIN
Ionia's gone! :o
MUTTSHROOMS ARE CAREFREE CREATURES
BUT HOW WILL PEOPLE KNOW WHAT I LIKE TO EAT
You seem a bit insecure, Tutoriole.
Can't argue with that.
There was something I was supposed to do in this situation, what was it...
awwww boney's little sprite
My secret identity!
After all the cat burglaries, it was you?! I should have known!
Mr T pull it together
BUT ME AND THE TRAIN ARE CLOSE FRIENDS
Oh yeah, the spores the mushrooms give off will make you feel strange and your controls will go all wonky like they did in EB, but it's temporary and will wear off pretty quick. NOT NEARLY AS DEADLY
oooo what'll it be
THEN WHY ARE YOU INCREASING THEM
maybe they keep the grass level
They look kinda cute and actually won't charge you or anything but definitely do not mess with them right now, they will wreck your face like you wouldn't believe. I LEFT THEM ALONE.
yessssss this is so useful
I never saw it do that in battle WHO KNOWS
unthinkable is right
ARGH THERE'S A BUNCH HERE
my sweat is for my eyes only
no surprise here
GOING TO A CLUB, IT'S BEYOND LOWER MEN
GUESS I'LL WALK
tickets you say
a rogue butterfly!
Thanks item guy??
BIZARRE? I'M SOLD!
ON MY WAY
Gotta get some cash first. The Claymen make this really despondent moan when you talk to them. D:
Isaac that hat's gonna get stuck in the gears and then where'll you be
IT'S A RACKET, A RACKET!
I'M NOT WORKING FOR THE MAN
YOU WANT NAME? MY NAME?! YOU MAKE FATAL MISTAKE, PIGMASK!
har har har
What are you up to with this, Mother 3
IT'LL BE OVER SOON I SWEAR
is coily talking to me what
I WAS A FOOL
For an army or something, i dunno, who knows why we do it we just do it
GIVE IN LOU, IT'S GREAT
WHERE'S YOUR HAT JONEL
Another one of Flint's friends now pretty distant. STILL OFF IN THE MOUNTAINS OBSESSING OVER HIS DEAD SON AS ALWAYS, I SEE
BONEY'S JUST EXUBERANT
hey pal how's it going
LOOKS LIKE A WINNER
Not so tough.
NO PROBLEM then heading deeper into the mines
HOW'D YOU KNOW
Ollie what did you do to that thing
Thomas what is your deal
SOUNDS PRETTY BOGUS, IT'S TRUE
BYE DEPRESSED CLAYMAN
SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN you can actually come back here and work again for money if you really need it
Almost like there's a bunch of clay around here, welp
I AIN'T EVER COMING BACK
YOU'RE ALL SUCKERS
You're not my dad, Thomas.
WHO IS THIS MYSTERIOUS VIOLET
Aren't you supposed to be working, Biff?
Feels like death
GUESS I'M WALKING
I better take this message to heart.
You ain't the boss of me
the saddest comic book in the world
IT'S IN MY BLOOD
Lucas slowly destroys one man's sympathy for others.
I SAW YOUR BROTHER WAIT COME BACK
At this point it just repeats. FRICK I FORGOT TO GO BACK UP AND CHECK ALEC'S HOUSE BEFORE I TOOK THE JOB NOOO
Murasaki Forest for this area. A bit similar to the forest theme from Chapter one.
Haha a Pigtunia, how adorable
WHAT ARE YOU SPINNING
COMBO FOR YOUR LIFE, LUCAS
Awww poor Boney. When your teammates faint they don't turn into angels or anything, they just sort of slump over like so. GOTTA HEAL UP QUICK
Darn it Cattlesnake stop blocking my path
LET ME IN YOUR CREEPY FACTORY
I forgot but these things make this really freaky noise when they charge at you (and they go RIGHT for you and they're FAST) so this startled the heck out of me, haha.
That was harder than I would have liked. DON'T COME BACK HERE says the game but eff that I'm comin back here
Haiku writers get it together
Now you see it...
WHO ARE YOU
Aww yeah, now we're talking. The best part is that chicken will give you as many eggs as you want, so you can stock up on a ton of these and use them to take out the hard chimeras outside if you want to level. IT'S TOUGH BUT DOABLE
But the eggs are handy either way
Found this in a box! Seems like it'll come in handy.
NO WONDER THAT PIGMASK WARNED ME BEFORE
god that looks delicious
WHERE DID YOU COME FROM, DOGFISH??
DOGFISH TAKES NO PRISONERS
one dog overcomes the other
awww KOd lucas, haha
Someone punch you in the eye, Batangutan?
The BGM for this dude is Strigendo, which is just a beat that slowly gets faster, mostly. It's not too hard if you can keep your speed up.
Nooooo now I can't combo, whyyyy
Such is the life of a tiny sign.
Duster must have been here! :o But what happened to your staples, Duster? WHAT'S GOING ON
Oh, and here's the map for the area. Whole big chunk over on the right I haven't seen yet, probably unimportant.
FIRST I GOTTA LOOK AT THIS
no mention of it BEING POISONOUS
Ball tower, beautiful this time of year
ISN'T AN EXPERIENCE BETTER THAN AN ITEM
Suddenly reminded of Dalaam.
HAPPY NOW, BOUNCERS
YOU CRUSHED THIS YOUNG BOY'S DREAMS
NO THE PLAN IS FALLING APART SOMEONE DO SOMETHING
who could this mysterious lady be
I'LL NEVER FORGET THIS DAY
I CAN BE A CHEERLEADER TOO? OH BOY!
uh oh uh oh uh oh
A CLOSE ONE INDEED
WHAT'S INSIDE CLUB TITIBOO? YOU'LL HAVE TO FIND OUT NEXT TIME!