Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – PART 22 – Maid to Please
After an unnecessary trip to the hot springs because the development team was populated by perverts, the original artificial Blade makes her appearance as a malicious entity pursued by Mor Ardain soldiers for her crimes. She’s also a maid, because Tora’s entire family is also populated by perverts.
Additionally, I get one of my favorite Blades, Boreas, who is a horrifying monstrosity.
I return to the Great Plateau to begin my trek south towards the desert. Along the way, I encounter a trio of remarkably heat-sensitive Gorons who challenge me to stand on what is basically a giant frying pan.
I clear out the rest of the Royal Conservatory and commit identity fraud to steal a map to an entrance to the Void. Then I rob the last black market, help a woman whose almost-fiancé died, and enter a building that was just filled with tripwires.
Coby is a good boy.
Folklore says that the markings on corgis are caused by the saddles that the fey use to ride them. So I took my limited knowledge of fey sensibilities and applied that to an anthropomorphized corgi. The tree growing out of his back can change genus, shape, and size to provide a variety of effects. And, while Voyager maintains an intelligence similar to that of a Palico from Monster Hunter, Coby features intelligence equal to humans and vocabulary to match. His devotion to nature has made him many enemies.
For Starfall Dungeon, Coby features many abilities that allow him to function in a variety of roles, similarly to Voyager. His skills are based on significant trees in the world, such as the Kongeegen oak, the Centurion eucalyptus, and the Del Norte Titan redwood. His basic attack, Cloud 9 Boxing, is named after a type of dogwood.
Our gormless band of heroes finally arrive in Mor Ardain after their detour to Gormott and I eventually make my way to the capital, Alba Cavanich.
The completely trustworthy ex-assistant to Tora’s family appears and Rex doles out some actually sagely advice hidden beneath his salvaging obsession.
After Billie gives Daud the viking funeral he deserves? we head back to the Overseer-overrun Royal Conservatory to search for clues on how to enter the Void itself.
And I discover the true majesty of hyperbaric grenades and start gleefully chucking them at EVerybody.
I meander for a bit, doing some sidequests and working on Electra’s affinity chart, before heading back to the plot and reawakening Roc for Rex’s use.