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31 Days - Day 9: Blackbosom


Hello everyone, and welcome to the 9th day of 31 Days. Today’s Song is has some spoilers for FF14 (Minor part of the Main Story Quest [around level 30] and PoTD). If you’re ok with that read on.

FF14: PoTD – Edda Blackbosom (Floor 50)

1 thing I like about 14 is the way in which they work many of the characters they have into multiple quests and how they “grow” along with you. I think this is shown superbly in the sad story that is Edda Blackbosom. During your adventures you will eventually be asked to tackle Tam-tara Deepcroft where you find that a group of adventurers you’ve met before has lost their leader Avere. Avere was Edda’s Fiancé and at that time everyone in her group blamed her (as she was the healer of the group). They disbanded during that time. Later you find out that she’s sent out wedding invitations for her wedding to Avere… who’s supposed to be dead. This quest unlocks Tam-tara hard mode and by the end you find out that a grief stricken Edda for one reason or another has kept Avere’s severed head and has used it to revive him which turns him to a voidsent. Sadly you have to kill Avere again which results in Edda panicking and falling to her death, however as she falls she gives the playing an incredibly creepy smile.

You know the victory music does play after you win the fight, but I didn't feel like a winner. It was almost comical for the extreem contrast between what just happened and the victory theme. 

Now I thought that would be the end of her. That was until I hit floor 50 of PoTD and ended up facing her one last time. I was rather surprised to see a story of perhaps little significance carry on for so long and eventually play a big role in one of the best pieces of optional content to date.

Really thinking about it she was a very unfortunate person who suffered a great loss, and in her time of need the people who should have loved and encouraged her turned on her and abandoned her. She sunk into depression and made a very dumb choice which ultimately cost her life. Even then she couldn’t have peace because her spirit was trapped in The Palace of the Dead.

Considering all that I find this song very fitting for her boss battle. It almost sounds like Ballroom music, one you might play at a wedding. If you listen you’ll hear what might sound like laughing at first, but listening further the same laugh from before sounds like crying at a latter part. For all that this song represents it is both sad and in a way beautiful. Sad for everything this song stands for, yet beautiful for bringing all of this together in a meaningful way.

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango


This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece

Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).