Some spoilers for the Wellspring fight in Divinity: Original Sin 2
And then I fell asleep.
Try not to forget what you played so long ago.
Didn’t play last night either. It’s all branded into my memory.
Cherish the gifts of Bacchus!
Like hell it is. You can’t tell basements apart.
Bacchus has gifted wine and gin.
We must cling to it.
Basements are confusing!
It’s all branded into my memory in one big exciting brand of overlapping details. Just like college!
I blame Bacchus.
I’d blame him, too, but I’ve already pissed off one classical god. Last thing I need is another against me.
Especially Bacchus. Need him in my corner.
You know what’s hard? Parenting when you can’t talk. No, not that. I can talk. Even yell. But, if I do, I cough so much I almost barf. So it’s the reflexive “leave your brother alone!” That turns into “leave tour broth- hack cough wheeze gag save me naked Zeus.”
But hey! At least I’m playing a lot! Oh, wait, that’s not me, that’s the kids. On school break.
Just a few more days until break is over.
One hoarse, hacking breath at a time.
OK, so……I’m confused.
I’m back on the boat but I haven’t done anything there.
So…..Fought…everyone. Ifan was not happy to see me. Figured out quick that it wasn’t a “kill everyone” deal but a “get Beast to the thingy” deal. Got to the thingy. Dallis showed up and summarily killed Alexander and destroyed the well spring. Chaos ensued. Met the human, elf and dwarf god. Human god was all “Bow to me!” and I was all “HA! Where have you been for me?” (This was a Lohse option only) and it said “The thing in your head was too loud for you to hear me, but now it is quiet enough….just for now…..”
Hmm. I’m still pondering that.
But I didn’t care. I was all “No! I bow to no one!” and fight. I sorta wonder what would’ve happened if I had been all “OK, man. Cool.”
So I fought and then there was this Source Titan and I died. Repeat. Almost won. Repeat, won.
Then run run run and boat.
But…..aren’t the gods in our heads or something? So why are we fighting them? Cuz we failed? Are they STILL in our heads? What the hell? How’d that go for you?
And NOW the journal is all “Dallis betrayed Alexander! Who is she working for? The Void? The Black Ring? Someone else?”
Game…….if you introduce a SOMEONE ELSE at this point, I’m going to go bananas.
Only thing I did do on the boat was talk to Ifan’s spirit, as I figured I owed him that. He didn’t respond. “His eyes were darting side to side in terror. He could hear elves repeating this elf chant, faintly, getting louder and louder. Then he started repeating it, and then he faded into it, into nothing.” So said the narrator. And then POOF he was gone. So that’s how Ol’ Ifan ended. I wonder if I had actually done his story arc if he would’ve ended a bit happier. Didn’t seem a good end for him. Poor guy. But he did kinda bring it on himself, leaving me and all.
Yup. That’s how it went. More or less.
We also fought everyone. But–using ruthless and unsportmanlike logic–we decided there was no reason we had to WAIT to fight them, so we picked fights with Alexandar and our former companions before we went into the Wellspring. Did you have your other former companions there, or just Ifan? Because our Ifan, Beast and Fane–who you will recall have been dead for quite some time–were there with Alexandar, waiting to go into the spring and quite hostile to us. So we killed them all first.
Then we entered the Wellspring just the four of us, collaborated on fighting the voidwoken or whatever that showed up and were getting to the center very nicely, the question of who was ultimately going to enter the spring still undecided, when Dallis showed up.
She destroyed the spring and took off, the elf, dwarf, lizard and human gods showed up. Gannibog’s and mine cursed us for failing them and demanded we bow to them. I was curious what would happen if I did, but it really wasn’t true to the character (I just killed the Mother Tree so I wouldn’t be controlled by it, now I’m yielding to some bossy god?), so we fought them all. Fought the titan. Ran for the boat.
Sebille shared a sweet night of passion on the boat with the Red Prince. The ghosts of our former companions were there still/again, but they didn’t say anything different than the first time they were dead. No indication that they realized we’d killed them on purpose this time. Maybe it wasn’t really them? Maybe our attacking them before we entered the Wellspring kept them from progressing in their story? Hm. Anyway, that’s where we were on the boat this time.
Oh, and I think that the gods were in our heads/souls (including, apparently, the human god hidden in Lohse’s soul–he showed up for our Lohse as well), but the power of the wellspring allowed them to take shape. Plus they were desperately fighting for their existence, so probably using every remaining fragment of power they had.
I think we actually killed them. I don’t think they’re there anymore. But Lohse’s head thing still is, which means it really is in some ways more powerful than the gods, as it once claimed, which is interesting.
From another point of view, it was maybe not more powerful from the beginning, but better adapted to the circumstances in which they all found themselves, and more powerful than the (fairly weak) gods at the ends of their lives. The gods were losing a fight with the void and had been driven to their final hideout in the souls of their last remaining godwoken. They were on the ropes already.
The demon Ahkrakmiaz or whatever its name is was apparently doing pretty well. Hanging out as this Dr. Daeva, fighting with Jahan, setting up a vacation home in Lohse’s head…life is good. Whether or not he was ALWAYS more powerful than the gods is an open question.
Oh, I did not think of that! Ruthless! Who’s idea was that?
Whoa, weird. Not how THAT went for me. Voidwoken? Good thing it didn’t go like that, cuz my way I barely survived.
So yeah, I was in this place with my party and Ifan and Alexander and Fane and Prince and the whole gang. Oddly, Fane, Prince, Ifan and Alexander seemed very keen on fighting us, but not each other, which I couldn’t figure out. They seemed to be on team them, fighting team us. Anyway, I was fighting everyone, and then I noticed that it looked like Alexander was making a break for the wellspring. I said, “Oh THAT’S the trick?” so I teleported him back and had Beast make a mighty, hasted break for the wellspring. Just RUN Beast, RUN! And these two sentinels were there and he was just running and running and got there and hit USE on the thing and cue Dallis. So you didn’t have to use the thing to cue Dallis? That’s what ended the fight for me.
And the first thing she did was summarily kill Alexander. Did she do that or did you?
Huh. I do wonder what would happen if we’d bowed to the gods, I do. Not enough to replay it.
So you killed the tree? I ended up not doing anything with the tree or the Sallow man. I suppose the massive explosion on the island took care of that for me. How’d all that go?
So do we still have head gods or what?
So no weird Ifan stuff? Hmm.
Oh, I did talk to Prince and Fane. Fane was just there scribbling in a book and didn’t look up, Prince was all “The sun shall find me…I shall not fade….” and that was it.
But Ifan’s end was creepy. Maybe you got a different end if you ran with them THEN they died? Dunno.
Oh, and what’s her name gave me back a piece of the swornbreaker, and I’m supposed to craft it and fuck if I know where the other piece is. I can’t find it in my inventory!
Really? Lohse’s head thing showed up and fought you? Weird. I didn’t get that in my game. Just dwarf, elf, human, who scolded me for having (now quiet) head thing.
And that source titan was, I think, the last god, not head thing. I think. Cuz I fought them one at a time and dwarf god was at practically full health and said “I am the last!” and poof.
I wanted say “Last? Uh…where are lizard, imp, orc and…uh….the other thing?”
No no, we never fought her head thing. I just mean it’s still here in the game (as of where we are now), while the gods are gone.
And since we had killed Alexandar before we got into the wellspring (that was Mr. O’s ruthless idea), the first thing Dallis did was…uh…sneer at us, I guess. And then destroy the wellspring. Probably whatever she did right after killing Alexandar, in your game.
And yeah, the exploding island likely took care of the tree. But here’s how it went down: if you went to talk to the tree, you would actually speak to an elf who interpreted for it, and who said that the Mother Tree was dying and needed the Sallow Man’s heart. So we said OK, sure, and went back out, and whom should we meet but Saheila! And what should she say but “you need to kill the Mother Tree, it’s keeping us all in servitude and elves should be free.”
Uh…OK. Kind of not what you were saying last time we met when you were all “Sebille you must put down roots to save our race,” but whatever. Maybe she had a vision.
Anyway, we went to kill the Sallow Man, got his heart, went back to the tree and decided hell with it, I’ve just killed the Master, I’m free, I don’t want to be ruled by something else!
So we fought and killed the tree, and then all the elves who’d been hanging out on the tree, and then we went to the Wellspring to pick up the story there. I suppose even if we hadn’t killed the tree, Sebille wouldn’t exactly be setting down roots on that island now, so maybe it doesn’t make that much difference to how the story turns out, but it was kind of a big character moment for me.
Do I surrender my newfound independence to save the elves? Or, in this highly troubled time of voidwoken and power struggles, do I set them all free, whatever that means, and leave us all to fend for ourselves?
Ah. Man, you’re STILL not finished? Game is large.
Yeah, there was sneering. But it was at Alexander. He was all “But…but…you wanted me to be Divine!” and she was all “Yeah….not so much” and turned him into a puddle.
Mr O is ruthless. But clever!
Ah, main character stuff. I would’ve rejected the tree, too (which I kinda did, what not going back up there again). All I got was that Master seemed to think it was doomed all the same cuz of deathfog. Never got that.
See….I don’t trust this elf seer. It was never established how she got out of Fort Joy and showed up at the saw mill, now she’s changing her mind….I dunno. Maybe she’s not real, or she’s possessed, or something.
So I never met the Sallow man, save for him sneering at me in a mirror. What was his deal?
I was trying to keep up with my blog mate!
I think the Sallow Man was the god-king of the Black Ring. I’m kind of surprised he didn’t turn up to try to get to the Wellspring himself, if you didn’t kill him, since I thought his whole deal was becoming divine. I mean, that’s why he was trying to have all the rest of the godwoken killed!
Perhaps his plan was more cunning than I realized. Or maybe he was late to the Academy and didn’t make it in.
There was also something to his story that involved a quarrel with the Mother Tree: apparently if we met him first, he’d want us to kill the tree, and the kill wanted us to kill him, so maybe he couldn’t get there if the tree was still alive, or something.
We shall never know, unless we look up a lot of stuff later. In any case, it wasn’t critical. You did the right thing trying to keep up with your blogmate!
We’re closing in on being done, I think. We’re not really rushing. And this one annoying fight delayed us for two entire sessions until we finally looked it up.
Man, another annoying fight. Cannot wait. Just can’t.
I thought the God King wanted to get rid of godwoken and divinity and everything and wanted to watch it all burn. He didn’t want it himself, right?
Or did he?
I have no idea. This game has become a confusing mess.
Well, him calling himself ‘God-King’ kind of made me suspect he wanted to be a god, but you’re right, that doesn’t say that he wanted to be the same KIND of god as the old ones we just killed off. He could have had other, cooler plans for his own divinity. I’m not sure it was really clarified.
Also, the fight wasn’t actually that bad once we knew the trick of it. Which we had to look up on the internet, but which I will be glad to share with you if you so desire.
Oh I’m sure I’ll desire. Once I figure out what the hell is going on in the game at this time.
THAT will be difficult.
Fuck, I still can’t find the other half of the Swornbreaker in my stuff and I KNOW I found it. Or something like it.
I even found Ifan’s stuff and it wasn’t there, either. Did you encounter this?
I still don’t get it.
Cuz I played, and I’m now in Arx. And Malady seemed to imply that I’d have to fight the God King in the future, which made me want to say “Hey, man, Femmy said he died!”
But that wasn’t a dialog choice.
I’m so confused.
But not about Sebille. Hoo-wee, that was raunchy. She’s a frisky little minx. But we’re in love, or at least she’s telling me that and I’m telling her that. I’m playing Lohse as rather effusive with her feelings. Yikes. I could feel Narrator blushing.
But Arx seems….hard. I got there, found squirrels who talked about the big acorn (game, you so silly), and saw some loot up a cliff and teleported up and instantly met a bunch of level 20 baddies and deathfog and that was that.
Level 20? I’m level 17. Barely.
I shouldn’t have left all those XP behind.
Well, OUR Sallow Man is dead. Maybe if you didn’t kill him he escaped and you have to face him now?
I feel like our Malady was telling us we had to face Dallis and the demon Arghmahacky or whatever (Ahdramalik?), I don’t remember her mentioning the God King. But maybe we were too busy saying “wait, the ship crashed? where are we? Is that loot over there?”
I know we killed ours.
Oh, and we had to really search through our inventory to find the parts of the Swornbreaker too. I feel like one of them was poorly named, like ‘Swornbreaker’ wasn’t actually in the name, it just said ‘hilt’ or something, and then if you read the description it said Swornbreaker.
And you have to ‘combine’ the two parts with the instructions to actually make it. We eventually did, and then still haven’t gotten around to giving it to the woman who wants it…although come to think of it, the fact that she still wants it (presumably) does suggest that the God-King is still functioning in some capacity, because otherwise what is that lady Sworn to that she needs Swornbreaker to get out of?
I’ll let you know if we make any sense of it.
I mean….DAMN, was lizard sex as graphic?
Well, I have “ancient tablet” or “Stone tablet” or some shit.
Instructions? You’re kidding. Great.
Cuz shit, what they should have done is make it a “recipe” and been all “You can make 1” and let me make 1.
THAT would’ve gotten her her thingy.
Yeah, the tablet is the instructions. So find the pieces and then just combine them with the tablet. Which, as you say, is contrary to pretty much everything else we make, where it goes “learn recipe, combine ingredients.”
And yeah, the sex scene was rather intense. There were specific mentions of breath on inner thighs and stuff. Passion! We didn’t get THAT in the first game.
Whoa. I had…..I dunno, man, this is PG13 blog and this shit here was GRAPHIC. Not sure I can even say it. Like, got you beat there, man. Sebille is a hellcat.
Well then! Impressed.
Though not quite impressed enough to check YouTube, where I’m sure the scene is available in entirety…I’ll let you have that as a private moment.
Dude, mention of tongues on….places and fingers in oh you get it.
Glad the kids weren’t around.
You shall always have the memory of that precious night on the cursed boat fleeing the exploding island by entering the realms of the dead.