Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Case Study No. 1009: Enoch the Librarian and Sebastian the Resourceful Clerk

Let's Play Shadow Hearts FtNW 6 - No comics in the library?
Screw the adventures in Ulysses. I want to see the adventures of Spider Man.
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[Johnny and his party members enter the school library at Arkham University, and speak with the male clerk standing behind the front desk]
SEBASTIAN THE RESOURCEFUL CLERK: Yes, did you want something? If you want to find or check out a book, just let me know.
[he walks over to a female patron sitting at a table]
RELAXED BRENDA: I like the ambiance of the library. Not too dark, not too bright ... You don't feel the passing of time.
[he checks one of the bookshelves]
JOHNNY: All these books look so hard. I wonder if they have any comics?
[he walks over to a stuffy-looking male librarian sitting with his arms folded at a nearby table]
ENOCH THE LIBRARIAN: Excuse me, this is the library, so if you can't be quiet, please leave immediately.
[he checks another bookshelf]
JOHNNY: An insect guide ... oh! It's gross how real they look. Different from books I read when I was a kid.



"Shadow Hearts: From the New World" is a role-playing video game developed by Nautilus in 2005 and was published in Japan by Aruze in North America by XSEED Games, and in Europe by Ghostlight. It is the third official game in the Shadow Hearts series.

The game series departs from Europe and centers around the "New World", the Americas. It is not directly related to the previous games in the series but it occurs in the same universe. The main characters' quest is to investigate mysterious "windows" from which vicious monsters pop out.

It begins in North America in the year 1929 and features two new main characters: a 16 year old New Yorker named Johnny Garland, and a 21 year old Native American woman named Shania, who has powers of fusion similar to Yuri and Kurando in the previous Shadow Hearts entries, however, Shania is not a harmonixer. She makes pacts with spirits while Yuri and Kurando turned into demons. The story begins with Johnny, a private detective, being hired by a man named Gilbert to find one Marlow Brown. When Johnny finds the man, however, a mysterious 'window' opens, and from it emerges a monster. The rest of the game follows Johnny, Shania, and company as they attempt to uncover the truth about Gilbert and his plans.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, a wanted criminal who was severely injured was being pursued by the police. He met a mysterious woman who rescued him by finishing off his pursuers with ease. Then, she healed his wounds with the 'Kiss of Malice.' Nobody knows what her intentions or motives are, nor did she speak a single word. The man who identified himself as 'Killer', called her 'Lady' and thereafter followed her where ever she would go.

Shania later teams up with Johnny, accompanied by her guardian, Natan to investigate the strange happening Johnny has witnessed. Arriving at Arkham University, they meet Gilbert, who reveals his true intentions to open the Gate and rain Malice upon the world. Gilbert later teams up with Lady and Killer to achieve his goal. Johnny continues his pursuit to stop Gilbert and meets new allies along the way. They include: Frank; a wacky ninja, Ricardo; a lone guitarist, Master Mao; a cat specialized in the Drunken Fist and Hildegard Valentine; sister of the vampire brothers Joachim and Keith Valentine in the Shadow Hearts series.

Together, Johnny and his friends travel across the globe to stop the evil plans of Gilbert, Lady and Killer. Johnny finds out a shocking truth along the way - that he was revived using the Emigre Manuscript and that Lady was actually his sister, Grace Garland. Their father had revived them after losing them in an accident. He was eventually killed by Grace as she had transferred all her Will into Johnny in exchange for his Malice. This explains why Lady does not speak; she has no memories and is only acting instinctively on the Malice in her body.



Well known university to the north-west of New York City. The first client of Johnny, Gilbert, is a professor here. Following the story, Gilbert leaves and is eventually replaced. The new professor is capable of offering 'pit fight' challenges to the party, similar to Sarah in Shadow Hearts: Covenant.

On the outside, the appearance of Arkham seems very ordinary; there are classrooms, a library, a chemistry lab, and an outdoor athletics field. Underneath, however, is a small maze that serves as Gilbert's experimental sanctuary. The party must manuever through this area to reach Gilbert's lab. Along the way, Frank joins the party.

Gilbert's Office
Gilbert's Office is a large but messy room towards the west of the University. When the door is locked the only other entrance is through the Underground Passage. Upon entering the room, the group discovers Gilbert sitting at his desk. Gilbert will summon Igornak, and the group finds out about his evil intentions.

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