Suikoden III: Erk's Adventures FAQ By Juppo (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 ************************* Updates: 11/25/2002 - This FAQ was created out of boredom and boredom alone. ************************* 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! ^^ ************************* 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) ************************* 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.