CHRONICLING AIDYN 1-19: MAH BOI

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halibabica
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from Solitayre
This dialogue is a lot better than I remember. It's a shame this game's presentation was so...subpar.

Somebody who was making this game really cared, and it shows.

Hence a comic, wherein the presentation is slightly less subpar.

Real talk, this is why I'm so inspired by it. There's so much heart to be found in this awful game.
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
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1-15: Master of Guilt-Tripping

Alaron actually was going to look for Bowden. I guess his excuse was just so unbelievable that even he couldn't remember it.

I have no idea what a forest squib is.
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18012
Sure sounds like there was something Bowden was really worried that Oriana might have told Alaron! It's probably nothing important though.
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
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And it definitely won't come up again 500 pages later when you've forgotten all about it anyway.
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18012
As I mentioned before, I never finished this game myself; I was defeated by the unsolvable lighthouse which I guess is only about half way through the game. But I did read an LP of the game later since I was curious about what happened.
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
10747
from Solitayre
As I mentioned before, I never finished this game myself; I was defeated by the unsolvable lighthouse which I guess is only about half way through the game. But I did read an LP of the game later since I was curious about what happened.

See, now I wonder how much you remember. But there will still be some new content in this series regardless. I have to add my own personal touch, after all...

1-16: Long-Winded Lecturing

If you actually bother to read all the text in Bowden's rant panels, you're a real trooper. Those strange tangents are the game trying to shoehorn tutorials into dialogue. I decided to make a gag of it instead of tossing it out.

One thing of note on this page is that Bowden says there are no known cures for goblin poison. While the game doesn't spell this out exactly, here's my take on what that means: goblin poison has no conventional cures. Humans must fall ill for a while and get over it on their own, or the goblins probably would've killed everyone by now (and Alaron's affliction would be a much bigger deal). However, that Alaron's case is special relates to something else about him that's important later, so maybe tuck that little factoid in the back of your mind.
Solitayre
Circumstance penalty for being the bard.
18012
Bowden casts WALL OF TEXT! It's super effective! Alaron fainted!
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
10747
It's his most powerful spell. His students can attest to this.
halibabica
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Hey, I'm almost back on my update schedule! I only missed this one by about 12 hours!

1-17: Mirari Maiden Magician

And here's our 3rd semi-notable female Mirari character. She's had her name dropped a bunch of times, but she's actually not that important. She's seen even less than Gotzone and Zurene, and really doesn't impact things much. Though I guess her presence in Gwernia speaks to their alliance with Erromon somewhat. *shrug*
halibabica
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1-18: A Friendly Exchange

And here we have the last major player from Gwernia, and one of my favorite characters, Brenna. She and Alaron are childhood orphan buddies, and she's never afraid to take him down a peg. She only gets a short intro here, though.
halibabica
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1-19: Mah Boi

And you thought Bowden could talk. Now there's more at stake on this journey than just Alaron's health! But Abrecan doesn't seem too happy about it...

Also, hey, remember Rheda? We saw her that one time. Yeah!
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