Times Silent Keeper
The Fallen Fisherman
Location: Travel Map » Chessmaster Saga » 13. Fallen Fisherman
«You can skip the cutscene at anytime.»
«Jacques' Paxian Defense Force patrol around. You enter the scene with Karuna.»
«You»: Well, I've got to hand it to Jacques. It's hard to sneak around Paxia with this many patrols running around.
Karuna: And wouldn't you know it, they're all looking for us. I feel so special now.
«You»: Zard spit! Someone's coming!
«Dialogue that follows depends on the Paxia Clan you are currently in. If you're currently clanless, a random dialogue out of the 8 below will be selected.»
«Scene: Old Clan Ruins, meeting with Paxia Clan Leaders»
«Igneox enters the scene.»
Igneox: «You»! Glad to see you're still alive and kicking.
«You»: At least somebody is...
Igneox: Mmm. I'd imagine it feels like the world's against you right now, doesn't it? Well rest assured, some of us haven't forgotten how much you've done for us.
«You»: Who's this "us"? Just Igneus?
Igneox: You will have to see that for yourself. Please, follow me.
«Nautica enters the scene.»
«You»: Nautica? What are you doing here?
Nautica: Looking for you, «You». I must admit, it might have been easier had you stayed closer to the waterways. Do you know how hard it is to run over hills with these flippers?
«You»: Um... sorry, I guess?
Nautica: I was kidding (mostly). But if you'd be so kind as to follow me, we're already late.
«You»: Late for what?
«Aerodu enters the scene.»
Aerodu: Ah! There you are, «You»! Do you have any idea how long I've been looking for you?
«You»: Too long?
Aerodu: Eh, close enough. You're better at hiding than I'd thought you'd be. Bravo.
«You»: Thanks, I guess.
Aerodu: And that I think is our cue to leave. Call me crazy, but I think you'd prefer a chat with friends over the defense force's 'hospitality'. So... Allons-y!
«Glaciar enters the scene.»
Glaciar: Fancy meeting you here, «You». Enjoying your romp around Paxia?
«You»: Not as much as you might think.
Glaciar: Well, perhaps it's time for a change of scenery then? Why don't you come with me to somewhere a bit more friendly.
«You»: You mean you still trust me?
Glaciar: About as far as I can throw you, and I could throw you pretty far if I wanted to. Now come on. Our friends are waiting for us.
«Geoto enters the scene.»
Geoto: I am glad I found you before the patrols did, «You». I would hate to see you suffer at the hands of my mistake. Had I only known what would happen...
«You»: Um... Geoto?
Geoto: Now is not the time. We must move quickly if we are to avoid detection. Please, follow me.
«Dynamo enters the scene.»
Dynamo: «You». Forgive us if we neglect the usual pleasantries, but we are in need of your counsel, and time is short.
«You»: My counsel? I thought everyone in Paxia hated me right now?
Dynamo: Not everyone is so quick to judge, friend. Time is short, however. Our firefly servants can not keep those patrols away forever. You must follow us to refuge before they discover this ruse.
«Lucius enters the scene.»
Lucius: Be still, «You», it is only I.
«You»: Lucius? What are you-
Lucius: Now is not the time to tarry. I would not have you discovered if I could avoid it. Please, come with me. There are too many looking for you who wish you ill.
«Noctros enters the scene.»
Noctros: Shh! This way.
«You»: You're helping us?
Noctros: Oh please. You think I'd believe those rumors? Believe me, if you were planning something, I'd have known LONG before the old man. Now hurry.
«You»: ...Interesting choice of scenery.
Aerodu: Eh, it's a place that Jacques and his flunkies don't visit very often, so it's relatively safe. Besides, we thought it fit, seeing what you've been accused of.
«You»: But I-
Geoto: Peace, «You». Everyone here knows you are innocent. Unfortunately, our old friend is...
Noctros: Paranoid with a touch of crazy?
Noctros: What? I'm just saying what we all know is true.
Nautica: As much as I hate to say it, Noctros' words are not inaccurate. Jacques' desire to defend Paxia has been warped into an obsession tainted by his fears.
Igneox: And those zealots he calls a defense force certainly aren't helping.
Nautica: Their thirst for vengeance is poisoning their efforts as much as Jacques' paranoia has.
Lucius: And their efforts have been rather... counterproductive as of late.
Noctros: What they mean is that the dog needs to be put down.
Clan Leaders: NOCTROS!
Noctros: Okay, fine, he's a snake, not a dog. But the point remains either way.
«You»: What?? Jacques may not be thinking straight, but he's still a friend! Why would you even consider-
Lucius: We never agreed to that, Noctros. There must be other-
Noctros: There aren't any. You know as well as I that he can't come back from this. The gifts he was given are wreaking havoc on his mind, and nothing we do will fix that.
Karuna: ...Anyone want to explain that to the outsider?
Geoto: Our apologies. We never intended to discuss this with others. Suffice to say that Jacques' nature stems from granting a man several gifts from the elements.
Geoto: We have a rule about this. Nobody is to have more than one gift, for fear that they might affect the mind.
Nautica: Jacques ended up with three, and you can see the results for yourself. Unfortunately, we cannot take these gifts back, they've become too much a part of him for that.
«You»: What about Negatus?
Aerodu: I'll give you one guess who told us that, «You».
Noctros: Hence our only option.
«You»: You really want me to betray him like that?
Lucius: ...It would seem so. Unless you have a better idea.
Karuna: ...As much as I dislike the man, I think I might have one.
Clan Leaders: !!!
Karuna: I'm not sure it will work, but I suppose it's worth a shot. It's on a different island though, so it will take me some time to get it.
«A few of Jacques' Paxian defense force move through the scene and an Aerodu Clan Member stops in his tracks, quickly glancing left and right, shocked by your presence together with the Clan leaders.»
Defender: By the elements! «You» and the Clan leaders!
«The Defender bolts into the air in a puff of smoke.»
Aerodu: ...And now Jacques will see US as traitors too. Lovely.
«You»: Karuna, we're running out of time. I hope you can do whatever you're going to do before the fighting is over.
War!Fall of the Fisherman
Believing that his friend has turned traitor, Jacques has broken ties with you. The clans, disgusted with Jacques' recent behavior, hide you and Karuna and decide that Jacques must be dealt with. Karuna sets off to retrieve an item that may help the situation, while you are force to deal with the civil war that has erupted within Paxia's borders.
Back to Town
Twilly: Uh-oh's! Jacquesie has become crazier than Twig is!
Twilly: If you need to be healed I can help you.
Heal me please!
Let me handle this!
Twilly: There you goes! All healed up!
Potion Bag (Guardian Only) - Refills your potions if you have less than 4 on hand.
Treasure Chest (Guardian Only) - You now ride Lucius into battle! Great Light defence, with an accurate and reliable attack!
Artix is here to help you knock some sense into Jacques!
Warlic hopes his magical might can help rescue the fallen fisherman!
Galanoth is here to lend his sword arm in this critical fight!
Paxian Defenders -- +0.1% Ranged Attack Bonus
Who will you go into battle with?
«Regardless of choice»
Optional Full Heal
See monster list in next post
«After 100% of Jacques' Paxian defense force have been defeated...»
«After 50% of Jacques' Paxian defense force were defeated, a cutscene was released.»
«A Nombus meets with the Luminous Wyrm within a cave. Within the darkness of the cave, only the Luminous Wyrm's eyes can be seen.»
Luminous Wyrm: Hmph. It seems that the seeds you planted in Paxia have finally borne fruit, sister.
«Terrapin's pair of green eyes open in the darkness. The Nombus flies away from the scene.»
Luminous Wyrm: It was clever, causing the clans to turn against themselves, like you did. The distrust it sowed has apparently pushed Paxia's would-be defender off the deep end.
Luminous Wyrm: You should be proud of your success.
Terrapin: It was only by the mistress' wisdom that I was sent there. The victory is not mine, but hers.
Luminous Wyrm: Eloquent as usual, sister. And right you are. We'll save the congratulations for your retrieval of the Earth Orb.
«The scene fades to black...»
Igneox: Looks like they're falling back. Ready for the final push, «You»?
«You»: I guess I have to be.
Geoto: I'm sorry, «You», but we cannot wait any longer for your friend.
Karuna: Good thing I'm already here then.
«Karuna enters the scene.»
Karuna: Incidentally, you need a faster ferry.
«You»: Karuna! Did you-
Karuna: Yeah, I found it.
Karuna: "And" the thing needs to be touching your friend to work. And I don't think he's keen on me getting that close, so you'll still need to distract him.
«You»: But it will bring him back to his senses, right?
Karuna: Dunno. In theory it SHOULD calm him, but Pops only ever used these things on wild animals, so I don't know if it will even work on... whatever your friend is.
Karuna: This might as well be a test run.
«You»: ...It's still better than nothing. Karuna, you had better be ready when the time comes.
6 BATTLES «You meet up with Jacques.»
Optional Full Heal after battles #2, #4 and #6
See monster list in next post
«You»: STOP, JACQUES! Can't you see what you're doing here??
Jacques: No no, trying to trick me. Can't trust you. Must defend Paxia, can't let beasts win.
«You»: You're attacking the clans! What do you think you're defending?
Jacques: Clans can't be trusted. Beasts took control of one, must have had inside help. Traitors everywhere... even «You»... must... stop...
Jacques: I WILL NOT LET YOU DESTROY MY HOME!«You»: Don't make me do this Jacques! I don't want to fight you!
Jacques: Strong... too strong... too dangerous... must stop at all costs... for home... for Paxia....
«You»: Jacques, please...
«Karuna, sneaking from behind, plants the object on Jacques -- a collar that wraps around him.»
Karuna: Sorry, was I late?
«You»: He was about to attack me again!
Karuna: I'll take that as a "no" then.
«You»: Jacques, are you alright?
Karuna: Hold on. I have an idea. *ahem* WAKE UP!
Jacques: Huh-wha? What just... «You»? What are you doing here?
*One explanation later*
Jacques: I did WHAT???
«Jacques turns to Karuna.»
Jacques: I'm sorry, miss, I'm afraid I owe you an apology.
Karuna: You've got that right. Your little lackeys ruined my picnic plans.
Jacques: Yes... the defense force didn't exactly work out as I had planned.
«You»: You mean you're scrapping it?
«Jacques turns to you.»
Jacques: After what just happened? That would probably be wise. And then I need to make reparations for what I have done.
Karuna: Have you considered exile?
Karuna: You really think he's going to be welcome here after what just happened?
Jacques: Your friend is right, «You». Besides, some time away from the island would probably do me good anyways. If only I knew where to go...
Karuna: *sigh* I MIGHT know a place. Come on, Jacques, we'll discuss it on the way to the ferry.
«Jacques leaves with Karuna.»
«You»: Well that went better than I expected.
Jacques' Guardian Fury
Jacques' Fury Z
Jacques' Guardian Fury
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Large Shock Collar Z
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Lucian, Aerodu, Nautica dialogues by Dwelling Dragonlord. Thanks to Kosefira (via IRC) and Radagast on random selection of dialogues if Clanless. 50% cutscene dialogue thanks in part to Abaraa. Correction thanks to Immortal God.
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