Log Post #13 of 14
Log Post #13 | From: warpio | Posted: 7/05/2018 07:48:00 PMUpdated: 7/05/2018 10:25:34 PM
|Went back to the colosseum in Kingdom's Edge, and managed to beat the 2nd trial easily... then I tried the 3rd trial, which has no reward besides Geo... I got pretty far into it, but then once the mantis enemies show up, it doesn't give you any time between swarms to heal, and I couldn't get through it. I guess I'll wait until I have the max upgrades before trying to beat this 3rd trial.|
Then I went to that one last unexplored passage in Kingdom's Edge... and there's a boss refight against a character I've seen before much earlier in the game. It only took me a couple tries. After there, you get the "King's Brand" item, which supposedly opens up ancient places in Hallownest that were blocked off until now. I thought for sure this meant that I could now get through those black barriers, but no, I tried hitting the black barrier in the lower right of Kingdom's Edge, still can't get passed it.
I guess the only thing left to check out now is the Soul Sanctum in City of Tears... if I don't find out how to get through the black barriers there, then I'm truly stuck.
But first... I realized I hadn't fully explored the village part of City of Tears. There's a bunch of doors I didn't go into yet... and this one door that the Simple Key I obtained earlier is used for... this leads to the Songstress ghost. I'm not sure if something will happen if you sit and listen to her for long enough, or if I'm just supposed to collect her with the dream nail and leave.
btw I only just recently realized you can "collect" ghost NPCs with the dream nail. It was obvious from the start I just didn't connect the dots until now for some reason... so yeah there might have been other ghosts I've seen on already and will probably never collect them since there's nothing on the map indicating I still need to go there.
Oh wait, so there were two paths to go in City of Tears. I assumed one was gonna be the way back from the other. The first path up went up to Watcher's Spire, where there's a really tough battle against multiple Watcher bosses. This took me a few tries. Beating that gets me the 2nd dreamer mask... 1 more to go.
The other way up in Soul Sanctum... this place is really confusing. It's basically an extension of the inner building parts of City of Tears, but the enemies are all different, and there's all these soul lanterns around. Then there's the Soul Master boss fight, and this was super easy compared to the previous boss... and I found 2 new B abilities during all this. The stronger projectile attack, and the ground pound attack which can get me through weak floors. There's also a worm and some other extra stuff to find up here. I think I'll be able to know if I've done everything once I've updated the map.
So I think I still don't have the ability to get through black barriers (unless the black projectile does just that), but I definitely have a few more options available now with this ground pound ability.
Oh shit... I went back to where I found the Soul Master, and using the dream nail on his corpse takes me to a dream world version of this area with a harder version of this fight, the Soul Tyrant... this fight is insane. I don't know if I can beat this one yet until I get the next nail upgrade. Although, losing this fight doesn't make you leave behind a black copy... I guess because it takes place in the dream world.