Slime in Cavern

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Image of the Day - June 20, 2011

Deep within a dark cavern, Rudo encounters a monster described as a "big slime." It appears to be yet another variation of the amoeba family from Phantasy Star II. Another new member of this monster group appeared during the story of Kain's text adventure.

The monster is a nice connection to Phantasy Star II, but the cavern itself is of greater interest here. Rudo's home town, which is not far from this cave, is named Mahal. Before Rudo enters the cave, it is described as former training ground of a famous psionicist, a term for one who harnesses the power of the mind. Another term for that would be telemental, which the famous Lutz uses to describe himself in Phantasy Star II. Back in Phantasy Star, Lutz was training in a cave called Maharu when recruited by Alis. Maharu is similar to Mahal, right? Well apparently, those names have the same spelling in the original Japanese: マハルの. Now with all that in mind, look at the walls and ceiling of this room. Anyone familiar with Phantasy Star should instantly notice that the visual design of this room is based on the dungeons of the former. The two columns, barely visible at the rear here, are similar to a less pronounced feature of Lutz's training room that was not common to most dungeon areas.

Add it all up and we can come to the conclusion that Rudo might be exploring the Maharu dungeon of Phantasy Star, perhaps even standing in the same place Alis and Odin stood when first meeting Lutz.

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