Sorry this took so long! The chapter seemed like a doozy at first until I started playing it and it really wasn’t.
ch10: Taking out the G'ahbage
“You gotta be Jokan” is what we’re going to say once we see the map for this chapter
Dark Woods? Nah, D’ahk Woods. Worldbuilding!
See?! The instant you idiots don’t follow my advice, this happens!
Dialogue says “pissed”; portrait says “happy”
The people Wayland is talking about here are people who were apparently part of Algimas’s group before our tactician joined.
me @ the story that I have no hope of understanding for the time being
Most certainly wouldn’t mind terribadly, my dudette!
Hoo boy, this map. Threee-range FoW vision, too! It’s not as bad as it looks, thankfully.
I restarted after remembering I want a thief+torch for this fog and it turns out we have only a single iron sword. I think I’d prefer to just leave her unarmed and not have the speed loss
Let’s try this one more time!
The main surprise here is this guy having a bow
Sorry but I’m not going to let these things sit around in the convoy
(no like really)
Hello there, long-range tome hiding in the fog! If it weren’t Eclipse and therefore of zero consequence I might be annoyed
You just do not want to be used, huh? I should’ve brought Foskey for the free support bonus
There’s a stutter on the map after killing this enemy, which tells me some event flag is probably being played with
Okay this is actually a pretty funny matchup
Know what’s funnier, though?
I’m proud of Meila (heads-up: probably accidentally gonna call her Melia 80547235 times) for accepting the role of dodgetank
So, uh… it turns out this path through the woods really only had two shamans in it.
(a palette for this map would’ve done wonders for the esthetic, even if it were just a brightness increase+contrast decrease. This is supposed to be fog, not darkness, unless it’s a Teodor-style evil fog)
“Central Kingdom”… Wait a second! Ostreich was China all along! Ma Su’s presence is totally vindicated!
Alternate-universe-Karina-from-TLP sure knows how to win my heart with these consistent crits!
Also, TIL this tiny little bit of mountains is enough to be considered a “Peak”. Time for a slight bit of route adjustment on the east side
Fine, fine. You get one stab of the communal iron sword
I legitimately thought Martel was an enemy unit and got confused as to why I couldn’t attack him here
Keeping these reaver weapons equipped during the enemy phase was totally on purpose, I swear! Where a good strategist can find no martial challenge, he creates his own!
Algimas tanks a bunch because I moved forward too quickly and didn’t see that swath of enemies in the fog
Guess who I deployed to the absolute wrong side of the map?!?!
look it’s Lucius but less pretty
(like I think that’s literally the same unit description, but the scene in which he appears portrays him as more of an uppity zealot???)
Okay, you got me. It’s cute that the monk character carries holy water with him
I don’t care if this is a dead end I wanna see stuff
And here’s the boss! Predictably, he’s on the yurt, although it would be kinda fun if he were another attack-in-range unit in the woods given the premise of this chapter. Why does this field-y area with the yurts need to be here, anyway? If not for the fog necessitating it, this map would feel borderline Requiemian in its spaced-out hugeness.
Now he can use that killer axe!
Now that that particular purple blob is taken care of, my main concern for the chapter is making sure Brendan doesn’t get himself killed
okay maybe not
They’re both pre-SalvCav, but I appreciate this hand axe cav! It has so much more personality than that one that spends 5000 frames holding the axe in the air before throwing it
WE TOLD HIM TO USE AN ECLIPSE TOME AND HE ACTUALLY LANDED A HIT! THE ABSOLUTE MADMAN!!!
aw. not droppable if you get there in time
Mar “Doubles With a Hand Axe” Tel is here to lay down the law
Gotta love the AI going for the high-res unit who soaks up their damage solely because she can’t counterattack
Is Aceline actually, like, bad bad? I’ve been thinking it was just RNG screwage, but…
I’m not actually using this; I just want to take a peek at what the promotio—
Rescue chain time
Wrong way, idiot!
this guy’s not threatening at all and I almost initiated this battle before remembering I hadn’t yet recruited Brendan
I misread “famous” as “fabulous” for a moment and can we please be fabulous instead of famous? thanks
Guess what this boss having Nosferatu means?
"Yoink. " —Halo announcer
No dialogue, but now that we’ve gotten our scent on this mediocre unit, we can’t return her to her nest anymore! Her mother won’t recognise her!
McDowell’s tome is broken; time for him to throw in the McTowell
Foskey’s really winning me over with his dialogue here! Too bad I didn’t use him
Meanwhile, in FE6land…
A bunch of pegasi and one drake? Hi Minerva!
And that’s it! You’d expect Cortez to trail off, but the chapter just kinda ends