Suikoden III: Erk's Adventures FAQ

By Juppo (derangedfangirl@shakethebaby.com)
Konami owns this game, not me. Consider me a humble messenger of 
pointless information.

Legal Disclaimer:

Contrary to popular belief, I'm not a tightass. If you ask, I'll 
probably let you use this thing, as long as I'm given credit. 
Really. That's it. No hoop-jumping or anything. I'm easy.

However, if I'm not asked, and especially if I'm not given credit, I 
will be bloody pissed and will kill you until you die from it. This 
took quite a while to gather up.

Content:

Updates
FAQ
The Story
Credits

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Updates:

11/25/2002 - This FAQ was created out of boredom and boredom alone.

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FAQ:

Q: What is Erk's Adventures?
A: Erk's Adventures is a serialized novel that appears in the 
bulletin of Budehuc Castle.

Q: Um, I haven't found it. Where is it?
A: On the first page of the bulletin, just press left or right and 
you'll see the current part of Erk's Adventures.

Q: Who is Hitman Bravo?
A: All evidence suggests that Hitman Bravo is Ace.

Q: What evidence?
A: This evidence.

The third inquiry that Kidd can do on Ace is the hardest proof in 
the game. It is this:

"He's writing a novel under a funny pen name. Maybe it has already 
been published!"

Also, what Ace says suggests this, too.

"They have some pretty interesting novels here as well. They don't 
measure up to me, though. ...Hm? Oh, nothing."

He also says something to Koroku that implies that he is Hitman Bravo.

"Hi, Koroku. Say, uh, I have a novel reading soon. Would you listen 
to me? Gotta practice. I'm kind of anxious."

So, that is why Ace is almost certainly the author of Erk's 
Adventures.

Q: Is it just me, or is this really, really bad?
A: Ohohoho! Now you see. That's why I compiled it, though! ^^

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The Story:

Erk's Adventures (1)

The strongest adventurer on Earth, 
Erk de Forever, walked into a trap at 
the Cyndar Ruins and had to undergo 
trials. What were his trials? 
Pure hell. He was caught in a hole, 
and hot water was poured onto him. 
Erk in danger! To be continued...

Erk's Adventures (2)

After getting out of the hole, he turned 
the tap off to stop the hot water. 
It really was a close call. Once he 
calmed down, he heard a strange sound from 
the back of the hallway. Erk, panicking, 
turned to see what it was. It was a huge 
stone, rolling toward him. 'I'll be 
squashed!' Erk in danger!

Erk's Adventures (3)

The big round stone was rolling toward 
him noisily, coming nearer each 
moment. 'Wow!' Erk jumped to the side 
and dodged the stone. 'I was safe 
because there was a lot of space. If 
the hallway was narrower, I would have 
been squashed!' Then, the ceiling fell 
down on him! Erk in danger!

Erk's Adventures (4)

The ceiling fell right on top of him. 
But Erk, holding up the ceiling with 
both arms, stirred up his spirit. 'How 
about this!' Erk, with his tremendous 
strength, held up the ceiling and put 
it back into place. 'How about my 
strength?' Erk walked toward the back 
of the ruins, but he fell into another 
hole! Erk in danger!

Erk's Adventures (5)

Erk was stuck in a hole again. 'Ouch. 
Curse my luck!' Then, hot water was 
poured onto him again! 'Ouch, I'm 
trapped in a hole again. I've botched 
it up!' The water was very hot, and 
Erk's skin became red. Erk in danger!

Erk's Adventures (6)

After crawling out of the hole, he 
turned the tap off to stop the hot 
water. 'What danger! I was going to 
die!' Then a knife was pressed against 
the back of his head.
'Don't move. If you do, I'll stab 
you,' said someone, so Erk gave a 
little laugh and bravely 
turned around.

Erk's Adventures (7)

There was a beautiful lady behind Erk. 
'Who are you? Hey, who are you? I'm 
Marine, the treasure hunter. Won't you 
treasure hunt with me?'
'Oh sure,' said Erk.
'Then let's go together,' said Marine. 
To be continued...

Erk's Adventures (8)

Erk and Marine walked to the back of 
the ruins together. Suddenly, many 
needles stuck out of the wall like 
crazy. They would be skewered. 
'Look out! The needles are sticking 
out! We'll be skewered with them! 
Erk, do something!' Erk and Marine 
in danger!

Erk's Adventures (9)

Many needles came out of the wall. 
'Damn you needles!' Erk grabbed 
the needles, and with his enormous 
strength, put them back into the wall. 
'Erk, you're really strong. You're 
great.'
'Yeah, I have tremendous strength.' 
Erk was relieved, but suddenly a 
monster came out from the back of 
the ruins! To be continued...

Erk's Adventures (10)

From the back of the ruins, a gigantic 
and strong-looking monster came 
walking toward them. 'Erk! It's a 
monster!' Marine was surprised, but 
Erk stood in its way.
'I haven't seen you for a long time, 
Monster Baker. I came to get rid of 
you.' The monster looked down at Erk. 
Erk in danger!

Erk's Adventures (11)

'Die!' said Baker and knocked Erk out! 
'Ouch!' Erk blew away. 'Ha ha ha!' 
Baker laughed heartily, shaking its 
body.
'Pull yourself together!' Marine 
said, and then Baker drew nearer to 
Marine! Marine in danger!

Erk's Adventures (12)

Baker, the monster, attacked Marine. 
Then Baker chopped Marine's head 
with its steel arm. 'Steel knockdown 
blow!'
'Ah!' Marine fell down.
'Maaarrriiine!' 
cried Erk. Blood gushed from Marine's 
head. Marine in danger!

Erk's Adventures (13)

Blood gushed from Marine's head, 
beaten by the steel arm. 'Ah, I'm 
going to die.'
'You won't die just because your 
head cracked,' said Erk.
'I love you, Erk.'
'I love you, too.' Then Marine died. 
'Maaarrriiine!' said Erk. To be 
continued...

Erk's Adventures (14)

Marine died from Baker's attack. 
Baker laughed heartily and said, 
'Ha ha ha! Frustrated, Erk?'
'Maaarrriiiine!'
'Cry, Erk, cry!'
'Dammit, Baker! I'll avenge her! I'll 
avenge her!' Erk attacked Baker. 
To be continued...

Erk's Adventures (15)

Erk attacked Baker. Baker was tired 
after attacking Marine, and ran away 
in a mad rush. 'Waaaiiit!' Erk 
wanted to avenge Marine's death, and 
chased Baker, who was running away 
toward the back of the ruins. Only 
Marine's dead body was left behind. 
To be continued...

Erk's Adventures (16)

Erk ran after Baker and then came to 
a room full of treasure. 'Hey, Baker! 
If you don't come out, all the 
treasure in this room with be mine!'
Baker replied, 'I won't let you 
do that!' and appeared.
'Let's fight to the finish,' said Erk.

Erk's Adventures (17)

'I've rested a bit, so I'll give you 
another steel chop!' said Baker. 
Then he threw his arms up in the air.
Erk was brave, so he said, 'I won't 
lose!!' and attacked Baker.
'You nut!' Baker said, and attacked 
Erk with his steel arm.

Erk's Adventures (18)

Baker attacked Erk wih the steel arm. 
'Bang!' The arm hit Erk's head.
'Ouch!' said Erk. 'You bastard!'
Erk angrily held Baker's body and threw 
him at the wall.
'Waoooo!' Baker sreamed, and died.

Erk's Adventures (19)

After a fierce fight, Baker died. 
'Good grief,' said Erk, and was 
surprised by the treasure in the 
room. 'These are the legendary 
treasures that make people come back to 
life! Great! With these treasures, 
Marine could live!' Erk was so happy 
that he ran out of the room. To be 
continued...

Erk's Adventures (20)

When the treasure was placed near 
Marine's body, she came to life.
'I'm alive,' said Marine.
Erk said, 'I'm glad you are alive, 
Marine.'
'Oh you're being cute, Erk,' Marine 
said. The ruins then collapsed, and 
the two ran away. (The End)

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Credits:

Konami, for making this excellent game, and for coming up with such 
a ridiculous (yet fun) idea as Erk's Adventures.

I... guess that's it.