Monday, May 18, 2015

Page 1029 -- CXVIII.

Well, we can’t just sit here all day,’ said Hector. ‘Should I go talk to them or not?

Mgh. No. Not yet. This is too strange. My gut tells me this must be related to what happened with Ibai, somehow.

The same gut that you don’t physically have, you mean?

That is a very corporealist thing to say, and I resent you for it.

Sorry.’ Hector began annihilating his iron, but Garovel interjected.

What are you doing?

Er... plate armor isn’t exactly ideal for stealth. In fact, I’m a little surprised they haven’t noticed me already.

I’d rather you left it on, at least until we know more about what’s going on here.

But--I can’t--I mean, it’ll make me noisy... and just... super weird.

If anyone spots you, you can pretend to be a statue.

...No, Garovel. That’s dumb.

C’mon, it’d be like a game.

Look, I’ll still have the shield. Just conceal yourself behind that. It’s probably the safest place for you, anyway.

Ugh, fine.

Hector finished destroying his metal and felt Garovel shifting over to his arm, which was still both gloved and gauntleted.

For the record, though, my idea was NOT dumb. You’re dumb.

Duly noted,’ said Hector.

Chapter One Hundred Eighteen: ‘O, radiant Star...!’
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It had been ages since Parson Miles last visited Jesbol. The capital city of Corpei looked nothing like he remembered. It was all cloud-grazing towers now, making the mountains they stood upon seem almost like an afterthought. Parson remembered when this place was little more than a hamlet, snuggled up to a lone salt mine and barely scraping by because of it.

He wondered if Jackson remembered that as well.


  1. Mahdi AparentylycntsayawsomMay 18, 2015 at 5:08 AM

    Lol that's a good idea pretend ur a statue to bad solid snake isn't around he would've given Hector some lessons on stealth espicially what brand boxes are the best XD

  2. Parson in what sounds like a Chinese mountain mushroom of a place... The casualties are going to be huge, right? -_-

  3. Vincent Atd[perspherspley]May 18, 2015 at 6:44 AM

    ‘Er... plate armor isn’t exactly ideal for stealth. In fact, I’m a little surprised they [have] noticed me already.’

  4. NĂ­colas Sagrillo de AraujoMay 18, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    frost, just to make to point of the above commenter clear(er), there should be a "not" before the "have".

  5. "making the mountains they seem like almost an afterthought." -- Should there be something between 'they' and 'seem'? Possibly 'towered over', or something to that effect?

  6. Were some words I left out. Fixed now, thank you.

  7. "Momma, why is there a human-sized iron box in the yard?"

  8. Mahdi AparentylycntsayawsomMay 18, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Snake: !
    Mommy there's a exclamation mark on top of his head
    Snake: WTF!!
    Mommy wut do those floating words mean?

  9. "cloud [grazing] towers"

    I don't think towers eat anything at all.