Brandon’s journal - entry #3 : After this horrible cave, where to go next? After being knocked out by this branch, I met with Zanthia, another mystic. She seems to tell me I am a prince of some kind and when I ask her more infos, she asks me to bring her some magic water… These mystics and their errands! Could someone just give me actual real help already?
|One week later…|
|Oops spoiler alert!|
|Fetch quest n°75 635|
I exit Zanthia’s shack to go find her some magic water. I find the fountain a few screens away… with Malcolm waiting for me!
|For an evil mastermind, you seem to have a lot of free time on your hands…|
|I guess he’s just remembering playing with it as a child.|
|Can I keep the scroll after my quest? It might come in handy for chilling beers.|
|I know I do.|
|Well, you’re not bad either…|
|Color me surprised.|
|Nice basement you have there…|
|Just how many different kinds of stones is there?|
Sorry mister Walls, I didn’t mean to. What are you doing here anyway? I think you have the wrong door. Alex is in the next reviewing area.
“Oops, my bad. Keep on the good work.”
Phew, that was strange. Anyway, putting a blueberry in the cauldron makes it turn blue. The tulip (what do you know?) makes it yellow, the emerald also makes it yellow for some reason and putting all the rest of my inventory in there just makes a mess. Despite the color changes though, it doesn’t seem to do anything, so I’m guessing I’ll need some kind of other ingredient or catalyst. Let’s explore the other part of the forest.
|Mmmh… behind you?|
- A place called the “crystals of Alchemy” where I can apparently put two vials and something happens.
|That is some crystal of alchemy if I’ve ever seen one.|
- A beautiful lagoon with some kind of stage with pegasus statues that reek of magic. I also find some red orchids there.
|If it’s not magic, it’s a hell of a pier.|
|Taking huge risks with your health is always made easier by the presence of a save button in your life.|
On my way in this direction, I stumble upon a major facepalm moment. I pick some more water from the magic fountain and drink it (in my mind I was clearing the aftertaste of furniture polish)... What do you know, a third gem lights up on my amulet!!! The blue gem seems to allow me to grab something in the air with a glowing hand, which seems like an awfully precise and convenient solution to my “flying chalice” problem. Who is doing those powers anyway? You’d be guessing the first three powers you put in a magic amulet would be something like “healing, fireball and flight”, not “healing, turn into a purple disco ball and grab magically flying chalices in the air.” Maybe I’m overthinking this.
|I’m just glad I remembered to take my “magic glowing magnet hand power’ with me today…|
|Yay! Now where is that damned teleport spell?|
|The more impressive is that the Crystals also create a different shaped flask and a cork.|
- The orange potion tastes “like alfalfa”, which makes me worry I’m missing something here because all the potions in this universe seem useless.
- The green one poisons me and kills me instantly without being able to heal. You had to have one of those right?
- The purple one allows me to shrink! Finally, something useful here! I reload and it’s time to go pay a visit to the stupid leprechaun thief.
|Come on imp, pick someone your own size|
|There is at least half a dozen items here that seem more useful than a chalice but ok.|
|Pictured : hidden|
|Yeah, I totally knew THIS would happen|
Then again, I found the solution to the puzzle so maybe I’m overreacting. Maybe just the fact that I went through complicated stuff to get my hands on the orange potion in the first place would have been enough to drive me to test it on several other places… but it concludes a whole part of the game where I felt once again like stumbling in the dark (I’m not only referring to the cave but to the stupid gemstone puzzle as well) and where I kinda accidentaly found the answers than made any logical path to it…
Session time : 1 hour 30’
Total time : 6 hours
Inventory : Green potion, empty flask, Royal Chalice, tulip, iron key, magic shattering flute, magic ice scroll, magic rainbow stone, magic dumb blueberry.
Powers : Healing, Will’o’wisp, Grab some stuff into the air with my hand glowing.
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