|Ludope proved to be quite the challenging boss.|
|Ludope casting Galaxy. T_T|
Leaving Ludope for last while focusing on his minions helped a lot. These guys could be troublesome too, so clearing them off the battlefield made things at least a little bit more manageable. This way Ludope was only doing one-shot mechanics that could wipe out one union at a time. This was still a pain in the ass, but nowhere near as troublesome as Galaxy. It seems the best way to minimize him casting that is to only have one union engaging him at a time. His chances of casting it then seem greatly reduced, though he did unload it on me a few times still, leading to wipes. When I finally did beat him, it was largely because one of my unions somehow resisted some of the damage from a Galaxy attack and were only taken to half health instead of being killed outright. This lead to running all over the room, trying to resurrect my fallen unions while Ludope gave chase. For the longest time, for every time I raised a union, he'd just one-shot another making my efforts for not, but I couldn't just turn around and face him, because then he'd probably just one-shot my remaining union. I'd need at least two, ideally all, of my unions to finish him. It got to the point where I'd used up all of the items in my inventory that were for resurrecting people, so finally my guys did have to fight him. Thankfully by then his health was flashing red, so it wouldn't be long before he died. When Ludope finally did go down it was an immense relief.
|Turns out these two are even tougher|
|Helping Emmy on a quest.|
|Some of the side quests I've been doing have been in more|
remote areas with really pleasant villages.
Doing this battery of side quests also unlocked a few more characters that I can hire at the guilds if I choose. So far I've only brought on Glenys, a young warrior with good sword and healing skills, as well as Jager. I was surprised to see him available for hire (he's pricey at 65,000 gold), but maybe I shouldn't have been. Obviously he's a mercenary, and will just work for the highest bidder. As far as he was concerned, his old boss, Wagrum, was dead, so it was time to find a new employer. It just so happens that it's me who hired him.
|Saving Pagus' friends from a dragon.|