|Fighter must have been listening to Bryan Adams' "Straight from the Heart", "This Time", and "Cuts Like a Knife."|
|I’m Partial to Styx|
|Date Published||Wednesday, July 24th, 2002|
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Matoya gives the Light Warriors a side quest, all while making silly puns about poison.
First Mention Of
- Matoya's Crystal Ball
|Matoya||I hope I haven't poisoned your opinions of me!|
Because I'd hate to have poisoned our future dealings.
Bwa ha hahahaha... oh!
Ooh, ooh! Guess my favorite '80s band. Go on, guess.
|Black Mage||Gee, I don't know. Could it be... Poison?|
|Matoya||No, it's Warrant! Guwa hahahaha!|
|Matoya||(rolling on floor, laughing) Oh Gods, my wit is absolutely poisonous!|
|Thief||A more accurate statement I have not heard in recent memory.|
|Matoya||Oh, I'm sorry boys, really.|
It's just that I am a witch and, well, honestly I don't get many hapless passersby 'round these parts.
Y'know, what with the giants and the werewolves and all.
|Matoya||But seriously I've poisoned you for a reason.|
|Red Mage||Well that's good to know.|
|Matoya||I need you boys to go out into the horrible world and find my crystal ball.|
|Matoya||I'd get it myself, you understand, but I'm completely blind without it.|
|Matoya||I'll save you from the gruesome details, but suffice it to say that when a demon comments that he's like to see things through your eyes, he's not speaking metaphorically.|
Anyway, assuming that you don't die from the teaming monster hordes or the poison I've given you, I'll reward you for your trouble.
|Fighter||I'm sorry to hear about your troubles, ma'am, but we're on a really important mission to save--|
|Fighter falls to the ground with Red Mage's sword, Thief's dagger and Black Mage's knife in his back.|
|Red Mage||Shut up! We're going to get--|
|Red Mage||--Quest XP! It's like leveling up for free!|
|Thief||--Money! It's like stealing for free!|
|Black Mage||If you have to ask why my knife is also in his back, then you're not paying attention.|