VH → Locations → Onsen Town northwest quadrant
The Northwest part of town may be the most important, as it contains both the inn and the Adventurers' Guild. You might think of it as the business district.
The Adventurers' Guild is located right on the main East-West road, next to the West Gate. Most of the game's content is centered around doing quests at the Adventurers' Guilds in various towns, so you'll probably be spending a lot of time here; in fact, joining the guild is probably a good first step upon arriving in town. You'll use the guild both to receive quests and to wrap them up: the last step is talking to the guild master to receive your reward.
You'll need 50 G to join. If you're a little short, you can go to the Fountain and mooch off of the fat guy. If you're a little short and you already exhausted his generosity... I dunno what to tell you. You must have been actively trying to screw yourself over.
You can receive a free horse train ticket to the Capital by working your way to the top of the local rankings, but keep in mind that simply completing all of the quests won't do it; you'll have to do the repeatable quests a number of times.
Inside the guild, there are several different people of interest; that is, there are several people who do more than just reply when you speak to them.
The most important person here is the guildmaster, who's standing behind the counter. The first time you speak with him, he'll ask if you want to join the guild. If you say yes, he'll ask for 50 G. If you choose to pay (and you actually have the cash), you receive your ID card (good at any guild!). Congrats, you are now the lowest-ranked member of the illustrious Adventurers' Guild.
Once you have a membership, you can do guild quests; see below for details.
If you're a guild member, this spiky-haired dude on the west side of the room will offer to join your party. That's all there is to it; you don't have to do anything more than ask, and he doesn't do anything more than help in combat. He's nothing special, just a melee fighter, but it doesn't hurt to have him around; do whatever you like.
Note that unlike most other companions, you can't change Hanten's equipped items. Don't bother to buy him anything at the store, because you can't make him use it.
* (not an accurate translation of her name)
This female warrior in the northeast corner of the room is always happy to keep you up-to-date with the latest gossip about which of the girls has just been impregnated by a minotaur. If you're visibly pregnant, she'll make you feel awful about it. Finally, if you have a kid, she'll show you a clearing in the forest where everyone in town comes to abandon unwanted newborns. Isn't that thoughtful of her?
Use the notebook on the counter next to the guildmaster to see what jobs are on offer. After you select a quest in the notebook, talk to the guildmaster and choose the first dialogue option to accept the job. After completing the quest, come back and talk to the guildmaster to receive your reward.
|ゴブリン退治||Goblin extermination||500 G||100 EXP||Repeatable|
|届け物||Item delivery||300 G||50 EXP||Also, the item shop owner gives you 5 salves and 2 antidotes.|
|酒場のウェイトレス||Bar waitress||500 G||30 EXP||Repeatable|
|ミノタウロス退治||Minotaur extermination||5000 G||250 EXP|
|用心棒の依頼||Bodyguard request||1000 G||150 EXP|
|子守の依頼||Babysitter request||1000 G|
|商隊護衛||Merchant caravan escort||2500 G|
Also, if you "die" in the vicinity of Onsen Town, you'll wake up in here... assuming you joined the guild first, you have a VH-Heart, and you weren't killed in some awful rape-you-to-death situation.
If you do meet those stringent requirements, you'll find yourself in the guild's basement, which I'm sure is a fully licensed and insured medical care facility. You'll lose one VH Heart and half your gold, but it could be worse (ask Debbie Downer how). It'll take several weeks (read: several dialogue boxes) before they let you go, but then you're as good as new.
As seen in the picture, you wake up in the bed all the way at the right; after your convalescence they'll set you loose to talk to the other whiners in the hospital and then exit via the top stairs. You'll pop out from the staircase behind the counter, where the guildmaster will promptly ask you to get your ass back on the customers' side.
The Inn is also on the main East-West road, right between the Adventurers' Guild and the Fountain. It is an important source of healing, time-killing (advancing night into day), and, of course, hot beef injections. A night at this inn costs 100 G, but you get a free night if you've just completed a quest at the Adventurers' Guild. If you're short on cash, you can stay for free by helping out with chores or working out some other form of payment.
Just north of the Adventurers' Guild you'll find this unusual building. Step into the alcove as shown in the picture and press the action button to go into the secret shop, staffed by a naked, ghostly Nanako.
This is sort of a cheating/debugging shop. It sells some powerful gear for cheap; if you're playing this game for the story and don't care about challenging combat you might find it useful. There are also some debugging tools and stuff with no apparent purpose. It also carries costumes, including some that you ordinarily only receive for the duration of a quest or event; now you can go waitress-style all the time.
Finally, the shop sells a few different unique items (like Nanako's comb and hair clip) in case you managed to lose them to a bug or something.
Items for sale
|ウェイトレス制服||Waitress uniform||0 G||Outfit for Nanako. Forces removal of everything but underwear. Nanako will be ashamed to wear this in public if her Dirtiness is less than 15. She will make a self-conscious comment if her Dirtiness at least 15, but less than 60.|
|エプロン||Apron||0 G||Outfit for Nanako. Forces removal of everything but underwear. Nanako will be ashamed to wear this in public if her Dirtiness is less than 60. She will make a self-conscious comment if her Dirtiness is at least 60, but less than 90.|
|バスタオル||Bath towel||15 G||Outfit for Nanako. Forces removal of all other equipment. Nanako will be ashamed to wear this in public if her Dirtiness is less than 45. She will make a self-conscious comment if her Dirtiness is at least 45, but less than 85.|
|あぶない水着||Dangerous swimsuit||1500 G||Outfit for Nanako. Forces removal of all other equipment. Nanako will be ashamed to wear this in public if her Dirtiness is less than 60. She will make a self-conscious comment if her Dirtiness is at least 60, but less than 90.|
|スクール水着||School swimsuit||0 G||Outfit for Nanako. Forces removal of all other equipment. Nanako will be ashamed to wear this in public if her Dirtiness is less than 45. She will make a self-conscious comment if her Dirtiness is at least 45, but less than 85.|
|スライムブラ||Slime bra||2000 G||Armor for Nanako's "Shield" slot. It doesn't boost agility like Nanako's default Tube Top does, but it provides more defense. Looks just like Nanako's default when worn.|
|オークのイチモツ||Orc penis||200 G||Armor for Nanako's "Accessory" slot. Apparently a strap-on. Gives a huge boost to Attack. Looks just like Nanako's default when worn.|
|縄||Rope||0 G||Armor for Nanako's "Shield" slot. Forces removal of Nanako's weapon and leg armor. Has its own graphic. Nanako will be ashamed to wear this in public if her Dirtiness is less than 30. She will make a self-conscious comment if her Dirtiness is at least 30, but less than 75.|
|良くわからないもの||Not-well-understood thing||0 G|
|すっごい媚薬||Wonderful aphrodisiac||200 G|
|アイマスク||Eye mask||500 G|
|ボールギャグ||Ball gag||250 G|
|特殊属性用スイッチ||Special attribute switcher||0 G||Allows you to turn certain H content on or off.|
|ＩＤチェック||ID check||0 G|
|櫛||Comb||0 G||Puts Nanako's hair down.|
|髪留め||Barrette||0 G||Puts Nanako's hair up in a ponytail.|
|音甲シークレフ||Music carapace "C-Clef"||0 G|
|レザーアーマー||Leather armor||180 G|
|アイアンアーマー||Iron armor||6200 G|
|アシュリーの和服||Ashley's Japanese-style clothes||30 G|
|ウィングハット||Wing hat||140 G|
|アイアンヘルム||Iron helm||1800 G|
|エリカのインナー||Erika's underwear||100 G|
|シルクショーツ||Silk panties||10000 G|
|リンのショーツ||Rin's underwear||100 G|
|アシュリーの髪飾り||Ashley's hair ornament||100 G|
In the northern half of the same building that houses the Secret Shop, you'll see a staircase leading downward. It leads to the local branch of demon loan sharks. They charge a hefty 1% per day, and if you don't pay off the loan within 30 days you receive a bad end.
This run-down shack is located east of the loan shark, north of the inn, west of the cafe. When you first arrive, you'll find a blue-haired guy in front bitching; listen to him and you'll find out that he bought the place sight-unseen and can't fix it.
The dialogue gives the impression that there might be a quest here in the future, but for now he just goes inside and disappears. If you head in, you'll just find an empty, run-down room; he won't be there.
Right off the main North-South road, north of the inn, you'll find this cafe. The food here will instantly restore HP or MP, and it's considerably cheaper than buying potions, but you can't carry it with you. That really limits the usefulness of this place, since you could usually just go sleep at the inn instead, but if you want cheap healing and for some reason don't want to advance the clock by sleeping you might find it helpful.
The woman behind the counter describes the amount of healing each food provides, while the man actually sells it.
The last building in Onsen Town's Northwest Quadrant is the pub. You'll come here (probably many times) for the Adventurers' Guild's Waitressing quest.