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Beyond the Beyond: Update 90: Into the Dragon's Heart (Dragon's Shrine)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 90: Into the Dragon's Heart (Dragon's Shrine)

When last we saw our intrepid heroes (before our latest bonus update) they had raised Arawn's Flying Palace from its resting place in the ocean but at the cost of losing Steiner to one of Dagoot's magical arrows. Oh yeah and Dagoot finally decided to enter the plot. He's been kind of hanging around... somewhere. His laziness has been to the team's benefit.

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The State of the LP - an update

So I'm using my Surface 3 as my main machine. After some work I've been able to do a bit more recording for Beyond the Beyond but ePSXe 1.6 won't load ISOs for me. The recording I've done has been in ePSXe 2.0.5. I wish I could say it went smoothly but there have been issues with zoom (necessary to read at high resolutions on this screen) and the emulator still has a bit of stutter for no clear reason. I'm about halfway through update 90 as I type this and then comes the hard work of a dungeon crawl that I've started. Got a bit confused on one of the puzzles so I stopped recording to work on it.

It's been some time since my last update and the reason is that I didn't have an internet connection for four months. NaNoWriMo went fine. I checked in on Thanskgiving with 80k words and finished the month with 100k words. I didn't get to update my word count after Thanksgiving though. Bummer! Did I write a complete novel? Ha, ha, ha! Of course not! I never manage to do that. Then I spent a whole bunch of time working on things that never get mentioned here instead of anything for Beyond the Beyond.
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BAD NEWS

So I started my day with a hardware failure with my work machine. (I still have my Surface 3 but that has certain limitations.) I might be able to bootstrap parts to get it working again but I can't make any promises. Money is extremely tight here so buying hardware is out of the picture.

Just thought I should put up a notice in case.
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Beyond the Beyond: Update 88: When Bad Plans Come Together (Flying Palace pt. 2)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 88: When Bad Plans Come Together (Flying Palace pt. 2)

In our last episode the team raised the Flying Palace to the ocean's surface. Daring to venture inside they found a motif totally alien to them. Also, there were traps. And monsters. And cursed treasure. And non-cursed treasure. And dragons. And a total lack of ice cream sundaes. And bewilderment over what Arawn has planned. And Finn's ongoing bad day. Overall it's been kind of mixed.

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Beyond the Beyond: Update 87: Walk Like A Faux-Egyptian (Flying Palace)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 87: Walk Like A Faux-Egyptian (Flying Palace)

So in our last episode the team traversed the strange and magical depths of Pity Island. I suppose the biggest pity is that without the Ancient Tablet the island has lost whatever purpose it had and now just gets to be an isolated land of monsters cut off from the rest of the world until someone invents the airplane. Or somehow removes some of the shoals from its shores. I suppose that's also an option.

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Beyond the Beyond: Update 86: Depths of the Earth (Pity Island)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 86: Depths of the Earth (Pity Island)

Having claimed Bandore's Ancient Tablet, which Shutat and his gang somehow managed to completely miss, leaves just one to find. That one tablet rests somewhere on the island known as Pity. Unfortunately the shrine-like structure in the center of Pity actually leads to a dungeon.

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Beyond the Beyond: Update 84: The Lush Land of Aridia (Loose Ends pt. 2)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 84: The Lush Land of Aridia (Loose Ends pt. 2)

Welcome back. Today the team has some more loose ends to tie up before it moves forward with the hunt for tablets. It's best to get this out of the way before diving head first into the next dungeon. Lorele needs a level up so she can join the rest of the team in Enlightenment. She and Domino will always be a bit behind stat-wise just because they won't get those few post 20 levels like the rest of the team but with all the gear that's popping up being for post-promotion classes I consider it more important to keep that up to date.

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