|Be seeing you...|
|My brain is wired to think of mushrooms, badgers, and snakes whenever I hear one of them|
With cards and marks in hand it was time to assault the castle. There's something here that added to my frustration, I couldn't attack with weapons...only magic. I was forced to wait after only a battle or two for all my MP to recover. At one point I attempted to clear the castle out, yet enemies continuously spawned, turning my efforts into a fruitless gesture. Once I'd finally search the entire castle, I determined the end must be across the floor enemies. There I prayed, and found I must correctly place the cards in a specific order. I had found no hints on what order to use them.
Formulating an order based on this I knew Death came last, but I wondered how Sol, Moons, and especially Love fit in. Eventually, I decided; I took Love to mean the start of life, Sol the brightness of youth or the dawn of new life, Moons the aging days, and finally it ends in Death. Now, I have to partially thank the Sphinx's riddle (walks on four in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three in the evening) for the inspiration of this order. Also, the viewers get a thank you for confirming this pattern before I risked attempting it.
|There's going to be a quiz on this later, so take notes|
|Rocks will fall in the path blocking the way|
- The hints that a pick was at a guild shop were only partially correct. What I failed to connect was that I needed to steal this pick. Also, I had potentially misread a hint that said a mystic item was in the Cave of Death, while a second pick (one unlocks the armor, the other the sword) is found there.
- I passed on searching for the mystic equipment. This made the final area increasingly difficult, as all weapons and armor are ineffective save for this special equipment. This isn't mentioned as far as I know, and only experienced when the fight command is locked. At first I thought this only meant magic attacks were useable here, possibly unlocking weapons later.
- Time Lord, who tells me the order to place the cards to seal Exodus, is not marked on the map when using a gem. So, I didn't search this corner, and didn't know to look for him in the first place.
- I missed the Bribe command. I talked to everyone in every town, and still missed it somehow. Guess how... I should have talked to everyone twice. New lesson learned, make sure every NPC actually repeats their dialogue instead of giving new hints.