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    So we go around Pinnacle Rock looking for the 5 story pieces but PLOT TWIST
    (SPOILER)


    We only need 4! There are actually two different endings to choose from. Here is the story:





    (Shoutouts to FFII)

    And the two possible endings:




    But I won't tell you which one I picked, I'll just leave that up to you to choose which one you like more!

    With the story properly compiled, Ramuh agrees to help Garnet



    Yay summon~



    FFIX just casually dropping incredibly valuable life lessons in one sentence




    Ramuh's voice magically appears to answer Zidane while also dropping some more great life lessons





    Aww how happy is this. Finally things are going good!



    Well I hope you're not getting too happy because I have some bad news



    It sure is buddy! Here to bomb the crap out of Lindblum!



    Brahne also sends in the black mages, of course



    Which leads Zidane to noting some similarities to what's happening here and what happened in Cleyra



    So Garnet and the others rush off but something stops Garnet in her tracks



    Oh look, Zidane was right



    Atomos is just friggin creepy looking, isn't he?

    So anyways, gravity Eidolon Atomos shows up to suck up a huge chunk of Lindblum



    Imagine looking outside and seeing that how terrifying that would be

    Sadly, all our heroes can do is watch on




    Garnet's face is just heartbreaking

    We head to the heavily damaged Lindblum where Vivi is told to stay back



    Because of the whole Black Mage thing

    We learn that things are not going well in Lindblum. Some soldiers are pretty happy



    And people everywhere have lost family



    Zidane also stumbles upon a group that seems to want to torture one of the Black Mages




    Unfortunately, they don't take well to Zidane's interference



    You can also stop by the Inn to get some more Mognets




    You can actually find Lowell in the Theatre District in a little bit when the cable cars run again before setting off. You can also find a woman panicking over finding her husband who was in the Industrial District which is 100% gone now. And he daughter is just there wondering why her mom is crying.

    Ugh. The feels



    See?

    So after meeting up with Minister Artania, he takes us to see the Regent




    Garnet is still worried about those who were left behind




    Around this time, poor Vivi shows up in custody of the Lindblum soldiers




    They pretend Vivi is disguised to fool the enemy. Poor Vivi being discriminated against

    So now it's time to get down to business




    So that means



    And where do we find Kuja?



    Oooh~ But how will we get there? Zidane suggests an airship



    So he asks about the new airship that can fly without mist. Seems that's also a no go





    The harbour is also a no go because Brahne also has that seized. So how are we supposed to get there?




    Sure that sounds like a really good and not at all unreliable plan. Luckily for us, we're in a video game and 99% of rumours are true!

    Before you head out you can go to the Theatre District to get Lowell, check on your two mini-thief friends at the Tantalus hideout, and pick up some stuff, including new things available for synthesis.

    Speaking of synthesis, you may remember the shopkeeps son not taking his job seriously and making the flame too hot. Well now his dad's hands were badly burned by Black Mages, so he's trying to make a serious go at taking over since his dad can't synthesize anymore. He still has a ways to go unfortunately



    BUT he is getting better and as a result, new stuff can be synthesized!

    Once you're ready, it's time to sneak in to the castle and head to the Falcon's Gate, where Garnet expresses concern about venturing in to largely unexplored territory. She also worries that she'll lose Zidane and Vivi and wonders if she could manage by herself




    We also see that Brahne and the Alexandrian troops are planning a long sea journey...

    When we arrive downstairs, Cid shows up after having sabotaged the enemy



    Having bought us some time, he gives us a world map and sends us on our way

    We stop on the way for another mognet



    And head to Qu's Marsh to look for the cave

    BUUUUUT we can't get help to the Outer Continent without a little help from an old friend




    And so Quina agrees to help us look because more yummy yummies.

    (This is also the point where Quina becomes mandatory, everything before this was optional)

    And now is a good time for a bit more grinding and side activities, so the next update might take a bit longer

    Stay tuned~
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    Oh so Quina was optional before this? Interesting! Glad to see they're alive again!

    Also, wow this game is getting seriously dark now.


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    LONG LIVE THE QUIN (a)

    formy your awesome because most people want to see her die
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    So now that you're back on the world map, you can do some more Chocobo Hot & Cold and get a few more items! Also collect any chocographs you may have missed
    (SPOILER)


    And we get to show off Choco's new look!




    Alright then.

    This is also a good time for some frog catching and grinding. You won't gain much exp but you can get a good 2 AP per fight around chocobo's forest most of the time. If you have equipment that teaches Ability Up, absolutely prioritize learning that for everyone you can and make sure to equip it. I'd learn and equip level up second.

    So we head back to Qu's Marsh and speak with our old friend



    After Quale's usually maybe, maybe not thing, he gives us some info



    So leave his house and head to the far right to trigger a scene




    This leads to the entrance we seek as Quina blasts though the chains guarding it while chasing frogs




    S/he does lose the frog though



    Frog heartbreak aside, it is time to venture forth!



    Yaaaay!

    Except we immediately get chased by this ugly thing when we enter



    Booo!

    After dodging axes, the thing falls in to a pit

    Yaaaay!



    But we're not out of danger yet!



    Man this has been an emotional rollercoaster

    Bounty Hunter Lani appears and Zidane begins flirting before being scolded





    Buuuuut Lani isn't there to return Garnet to Alexandria




    This leads to a boss fight. Lani's going to mostly target Garnet so keep her healed up

    After the fight, Lani withdraws



    And we get to further explore Fossil Roo! We find some untamed garngans which can be used to ravel around



    And we also meet a treasure hunter



    He gives us some helpful tips to explain the water and switch system used to navigate Fossil Roo




    We also run in to our friend Stiltzkin!



    And get another mognet



    Sure enough, you can find this moogle through an excavating mini game. Just go to the far right wall on the top level when you're offered to dig in exchange for potions. There's also some good treasures around here and a few more black magic spells Quina can learn

    Eventually, after flipping the right switches...



    Our friends are amazed at the lack of mist as they emerge on to the outer continent. Our first stop is




    Quina runs off, excited about the prospect of new food and Zidane makes a comment about food being all s/he cares about



    Roasted



    Zidane tries to be smooth before realizing Garnet has already walked off and Vivi's the only one left




    So anyway, in to Conde Petie we go!



    After an attempted greeting of Rally-Ho, Garnet and Vivi are allowed to enter the town, but Zidane is being a bit more stubborn



    With that out of the way, let's explore the new town!

    Vivi gets in the middle of a marital disagreement




    But is surprised to find the dwarfs are not afraid of him




    Quina gets mistaken for the thief that's been ravaging the town






    Poor Quina

    Zidane searches for information




    Without much luck

    Garnet gets swept up in a conversation about someone looking for a wife for their son and suggesting maybe Garnet




    We also get a strange visitor in town...



    And speaking of that thief that's been ravaging the town




    Hmm~

    While out shopping, we run in to the strange visitor



    Vivi is quite excited, but the Black Mage gets spooked and runs away

    Thankfully, the locals have some helpful information for us



    Next time, we go see what's going on with these Black Mages

    Stay tuned~
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    BTW Pumpkin, I read on reddit that there's an HD Backgrounds mod out for FFIX Steam!

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    Interesting!

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    Ok. Soon we will see 10000 screenshots of every turn pumkin has trying to get the fairy flute from hillgigars


    also I really like how square actually like. Understood our speak and gave it to the dwarves. Its funny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galuf View Post
    Ok. Soon we will see 10000 screenshots of every jump pumpkin has on the jump rope
    ftfy

    I know she's been saving it up

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    On our way to track down the Black Mages, we run in to another friendly creature!

    (SPOILER)


    And then we arrive in a strange forest



    Basically you walk back and forth until all of the owls fly away. After that, you'll catch up with the Black Mage, who is using magic to show that the apparently dead forest is actually lush and beautiful



    We follow him to find that this was covering a special village



    This is one of my favourite sections of the game, it's so wonderful

    Our arrival, however, is not taken very well by the locals



    Vivi is obviously quite excited and runs off to chase the runaway Black Mages. Garnet chases after him, and Quina goes to try and eat a chocobo egg being housed in the village



    Vivi meets up with some other black mages



    After deciding it's okay to talk to him, Vivi asks how they got here.




    When Vivi asks what the place is where they're currently standing, he gets a very straight answer



    He also gets a story from Mr. 56 explaining things a bit further






    Garnet meanwhile is having some trouble conversing with the locals at first, who don't trust her and think humans are just out to use them. Eventually she wins them over, though

    We also find Virgo



    And then head over to check on Garnet



    She goes out to check for him and we find Vivi running off, obviously upset. We go see Mr. 288 to learn a bit more about the situation




    When Zidane answers no, Mr. 288 explains it was the same for him. One day he just became aware




    Imagine just waking up one day to find you murdered people. That would be terrifying



    We also learn a bit more about what happened since



    With a bit of a clue as to why Vivi is upset, we go see him in the Inn



    Vivi makes it clear that he doesn't want to talk about it right now by pretending everything is fine, so we decide to call it a day

    During the night, Garnet sees Vivi leave alone and gets concerned




    Joking aside, Zidane has a more serious explanation of what's probably going on




    So what might he be looking for?



    This also leads in to a story Zidane has about a man looking for his home





    Gee, I wonder who this story is about




    Unfortunately, he didn't succeed in finding his birthplace







    After that... sad story, we see Vivi has gone back to talk to Mr. 288 again






    And thus poor, sweet, innocent Vivi has to start facing the fact that he too will die someday




    Maybe someday soon

    Mr. 288 himself is still not sure how he feels about dying





    Aww

    The next morning, we get some intel from one of our new Black Mage friends




    Just as the group wonders if Vivi is going to choose to stay here with his fellow Black Mages, he runs up to us



    And so we once again embark on our journey after meeting new friends



    And getting another letter



    Wasn't that a wonderful bit of story?

    Stay tuned for next time where there may or may not be a super weird wedding between two characters~
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    Watch out. This is where the game gets sad. Maybe just me though lol.

    also if you see yeti... tell him he is not ugly. He is on the edge of despair right now he can use any help he can get



    Also goodluck on condie petie lol.
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    Before heading back to Conde Petie, we say goodbye to the villagers
    (SPOILER)


    I'm right there with you, buddy

    Also in all of my playthroughs, I never checked these paintings before



    That's neat.

    So we head back to Conde Petie



    But unfortunately we cannot pass




    And we have to go speak tae His Holiness who is wandering around a hallway and worrying



    He also tells us we cannot pass, unless...




    Zidane jokingly tells Garnet they should go for it to get through to the Sanctuary



    Zidane is quite shocked by this, saying that this isn't enough reason to get married, but Garnet is determined to go through with it




    Important questions to ask during a wedding




    .....................................

    So anyway, Garnet and Zidane get married




    Aw




    Pretty sure that's what they say in Vegas

    But that still leaves another matter




    Mueheheheehehehe




    So after a rather awkward ceremony, Quina and Vivi tie the knot. Quina decides to be a good sport about things



    Awww

    So we head to see the twins but we're soon interrupted by another matter




    And so the tiny thief and her moogle collaborator dash off and we chase after them. This would be a good time to unequip Quina btw



    We catch up to her pretty quickly because she got stuck on a branch over a cliff. When he moogle sees us, she runs away




    The little girl gets spooked and urges us not to eat her because she tastes bad



    Not totally deterred, Quina goes chasing off after the escaped moogle and knocks the girl down in the process



    She immediately starts picking on Vivi for being smaller than her because she's not a "kid" like him and then picks on him because she introduces herself first and says he should introduce himself to a lady first



    And thus we get our newest party member!




    Valid reason

    Garnet decides its a good idea to take Eiko home, and when Zidane agrees while indicating that they're newlyweds, Eiko gets curious





    The Zidane rejection train continues



    And so we start heading to Eiko's house, getting a look at the Sanctuary on our way



    We learn from Eiko that it's actually valled the Iifa Tree



    Turns out only the dwarfs call it that

    There's also another mognet letter



    And we once again meet up with Stiltzkin




    Further on our way to Eiko's house we run in to a terribly annoying boss fight



    This fool. If you care about stealing, be prepared for a long one. Get a sandwich and a drink and a blanket and settle in for a little while

    During the boss fight, we learn that Eiko can also use summon magic





    And thus a bond is formed!

    Imma end here because stealing that stupid flute took way too long, but next time we will head to Eiko's house!
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    Wow pumpkin... didnt know youd resort to cheating just to pretend you stole the flute. Im reporting you to shauna.
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    Just looking at images of this game makes me feel good.

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    Today we learn more about our new friend Eiko as we take her home!
    (SPOILER)




    Zidane, as polite as ever



    Since Eiko is home, her moogle friends come out to greet her



    Mog comes out of hiding and gets fussed at



    We head further in to the village and Eiko is all about her hero Zidane



    Zidane has some questions of his own for the tiny summoner



    But instead of answering, she barrages him with questions



    Since he doesn't get a chance to answer, I will try to answer for him!

    He doesn't know
    16
    Steal
    After Kuja



    The kind that doesn't have sleeping weed in it
    ???
    ???
    Garnet

    Noticing that Garnet seems a little out of it, Zidane goes to check on her and thinks maybe she's jealous





    With that, Eiko invites us to dinner



    Speaking of Vivi, he's stuck tackling with the recent news about how Black Mages have been dying




    And he starts asking the questions we've been asking ourselves forever




    Eiko, meanwhile, starts prepping for dinner




    Er... yeah



    Puehehe



    As everyone gets to their tasks of helping, Eiko looks up at the sky and asks her Grandpa for help



    While in Madain Sari, we also get another piece of our Zodiac story!



    And we see that Garnet is having some struggles of her own





    And you thought you had parental issues





    And so two of our characters needed to go to a whole new continent to learn more about themselves.

    This is why they tell you to travel after high school!

    We head to Eidolon Wall to find that access is restricted. But we do see an old friend



    Upset by the subpar sand, Quina jumps in to a river

    Where s/he is soon fished out




    Speaking of which, when cooking with Eiko, make sure to prepare enough water for at least 11 people and help the moogle out when they're fishing in order to fish out Quina

    Still not done cooking, we are offered a tour of Eidolon Wall



    We also go get Garnet, figuring she'd like to see this




    While Garnet learns more about the eidolons, we learn more about the summoners as well




    Meanwhile, after fishing up Quina




    Quina quickly clears up the misunderstanding, more concerned with helping Eiko prepare a proper meal




    With Quina and Vivi's help, dinner is finally prepared and it is amazing




    And my screencap got photobombed by a moogle apparently

    During dinner we ask Eiko more about herself and this place




    (That means they're dead)



    Aww poor child

    Although living with moogles doesn't seem like a bad time tbh



    (That means she's six)



    So most of them died and after her grandpa... well she was the last one left




    We also learn about the horn on her forehead



    Afterwards, her and Garnet chat about literature that they're surprised Eiko has copies of since she's so far away from the Mist Continent.

    After dinner, Eiko asks if Zidane wants to eat her cooking everyday and he says sure. Not satisfied with his half-assed answer, she asks us to help with the cleaning



    While helping (or in this case standing there holding a pot) we ask her more about the Iifa Tree




    We ask her if she'll break the seal for us and she says no

    Later that night, Vivi and Zidane do some male bonding




    Time for a Zidane peptalk!





    He then tells Vivi that he just wants to protect those he cares about

    Eiko, who was eavesdropping, decides that she's going to follow her heart and come with us when we leave



    Meanwhile



    Zidane and Vivi decide to pee under the stars

    How... romantic or something I don't know

    The next morning, Garnet tells us she wants to come back here because she feels a sense of comfort with this place



    Eiko sneaks up and tells us we need her to unlock the seal and asks Zidane if we want her with us, to which he replies of course he does



    Garnet walks away after asking Zidane why he needs to be so nice to everyone, and Zidane asks Vivi if he's settled his feelings on what was worrying him. He says he hasn't



    And the next update will be a while because this is a good place to grind (free healing) and Eiko has a loooot of catching up to do, but next time we head to the Iifa Tree!

    Stay tuned~
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