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Situation has Changed! Let's Play Yggdra Union!
Shield Of Doom

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Battlefield 10, Verlaine Hills, or: Bandits and MAD
So, we're trying to deal with two dangerously moronic nobles before something bad happens. Let's see how that goes, shall we?


The battle from the other day had escalated, eventually erupting into a full scale war with massive armies on each side. The coming confrontation threatened not only soldiers, but all civilians in the area as well.

The tremendous power of the Ankhs both sides held made it clear that if war broke out, the entire land would be burned to the ground.

As the countdown to Verlaine Hills' destruction ticked away, matters became even worse as opportunistic bandits began sacking the cities.

To put a halt to the chaos, the Royal Army deployed to the bandit-infested neutral city of Marvel.

Battlefield 10: Verlaine Hills

Black Rose Manor: Check Point!

White Rose Manor: Check Point!

(I'm not kidding. They zoom to each side's headquarters without actually having any dialogue.)

Meadows at the Hill: Check Point!

Marvel City: Check Point!

Assault! -Under siege!-

Victory condition:

Defeat condition:


Before I start this mission, I have Nietzsche devour a Medallion, giving her reasonably respectable morale. I also give Yggdra the Iron Choker to make her not suck, then toss the Ice Javelin onto Nietzsche.

When choosing my cards, I'm given twelve. My choices are:


North Grasslands: Check Point!


So, my enemies are unbelievably underpowered. Ortega is actually evenly matched with his men (they have higher Luk, but he has higher Atk). Inzaghi is quite far from the battle itself, and no threat regardless (though his Headgear's Void Ailments effect is decent), the assassin doesn't have the Atk to do anything interesting, and when Ortega's men show off they're skill...it's Mirage, the worst skill in the game.

Anyway, I definitely want to get Ortega's item seeing as he's right in my way, though Inzaghi's item isn't going to be easy to obtain if I even go for it.

Also, if I hadn't screwed up my item-getting on map 7, I'd be able to trade the Pretty Shell (found on a water tile) to a witch living on Rosary's side of the map. She only opens her shop at night, and will turn away anyone who isn't Nietzsche because drooling fanboys. She will then produce a Shell Breastplate for our resident death mermaid.

Well, enough talking. Time to get to killing things. I start with Bloody Claw, which is used to move Yggdra up to the bandits (who are in a square formation, which is keeping Ortega from attacking me). Milanor and Nietzsche help her.

The three of them bring one bandit down and severely injure a second one, then I end my turn to the tune of bandits fighting my team and losing to everyone bit Nietzsche.

My next act is to send Milanor forth with Steal, moving him next to Ortega.



I then send Yggdra a space east to join Milanor's union, which starts a conversation with nearby residents.


Midway Village: Check Point!


Interesting. I hadn't actually read this before now, but it doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

Anyway, I do my usual routine of battle saving and then stealing Ortega's item, which was giving him automatic Rage and increasing his Atk. He is now weaker than his men, which is truly pathetic.

I send Nietzsche and Durant north a bit, then end my turn.



After that, I think Inzaghi will start moving. Not that it's going to help, though, given that Im one turn away from finishing Ortega.

Speaking of Ortega, he wastes all his movement getting an assassin in place to fight alongside him, and she manages to fell Yggdra for minimal damage.

I, however, choose Blizzard for the purpose of doing something I alluded to a bit earlier. It involves sending Nietzsche in to fight Ortega.



I then follow this up by having Durant go second, then Yggdra. Now, normally sending a spear user against an axe user at this point in the game would be suicide, but my plan makes things somewhat easier for Nietzsche. You see, thanks to the Ice Javelin, Diamond Dust will deal fatal damage to anything that isn't outright immune to ice. This allows Nietzsche to turn a fight she'd probably lose into one she'll definitely win. She fails to bring Ortega down on her own, but Yggdra tears up what's left of his morale anyway, gainihg another level.


Withdraw! -Forced to retreat.-


Also all the water on the map froze, but there's only one water tile at the moment so this doesn't matter.

Anyway, after Roswell and Rosary both do nothing at all, I can move again. Using Chariot, I move Milanor and Yggdra up to the town, liberating it with Yggdra.


Marvel City: Check Point!

Leberated! -Freed from enemy control!-

Strategy Succeeded! -Marvel City liberated!

Some time later (with me accidentally skipping a bit of text and having to use Malachi's LP to get what I skipped)...

Black Rose Manor: Check Point!

White Rose Manor: Check Point!

Victory condition:


This is where I shall end this update, though the map is far from over. You see, they are, in fact, making me kill one of the two rulers. The one who survives will join the Royal Army.

Both of them are rod users, so the difference is entirely dependent on their stats and abilities.

Anyway, I'll briefly list off the pros and cons of each choice now.

Attacking Roswell, and recruiting Rosary:

Attacking Rosary, and recruiting Roswell:

So, I now leave the fate of these two leaders in the hands of my readers. Will the Royal Army attack Roswell, recruiting Rosary, or will they attack Rosary, recruiting Roswell?
13th Sep '11 1:48:50 AM flag for mods
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Destroy Rosary. I'm watching MageKnight404's LP of this game on Youtube, and he destroyed Roswell (or rather, Roswell played "YOU GET TO DIE").

The other playthrough (no commentary) also had Rosary joining Yggdra's army, so I think it would be nice to see a Roswell playthrough.
AweStriker 13th Sep 11
How many times have you played this game before, Doom? If you've only had personal experience with one of these characters, I'd recommend that you try the other one out for a change of pace. However, if you've had the chance to play as both of these magic wielders before, I shall cast my vote towards utter annihilation of the White Rose Army and getting Roswell's help.

Also, I always thought that Milanor was being a hypocrite in this scene. If you can't achieve anything less than a 50% rate of fatality, you're not exactly avoiding a bloodbath. But I'm not a homeless thief that has to raid innocents to survive, so what would I know?
EndarkCuli 14th Sep 11
I have, in fact, only completed it the one time. I killed Roswell then, though (mainly for revenge after he killed my interest in the GBA version years back), so your vote works out to the same thing either way.
ShieldOfDoom 14th Sep 11
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