Suikoden 3 Hugo Chapter 3
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Hugo Chapter 3
So now you’re outside the Great Hollow and have been instructed (if you remember) by Jimba to infiltrate Lake Castle and see what’s going on regarding the Fire Bringer. You can go back through the Ancient Highway but you might as well go to Mt. Hei Tou and kill the Blue Mantix. No important items, just 100,000 potch. Leave and go to Lake Castle now.
Hopefully you picked Geddoe’s chapter 3 before Hugo’s, because then Peggi will have the Copper Hammer and you can sharpen your weapon to 12, a huge help. Just do it for Sergeant and Hugo though; remember, Hugo is generally pretty low on potch, unless you’re a lottery crackhead. Plus the Tinto people will be gone soon. At the castle entrance is that evil councilor who pestered Thomas in his chapters. He’ll say some mean things to you and then go inside to talk to Sebastian. He’ll kick you out so go to Cecile at the gate, and then go back to the castle to see Cecile and Thomas outside. Extended cutscenes about what Thomas and Hugo are going to do. Head to the gate to turn yourself in, but the guard will say it is not you that they want.
Back in front of the castle, Thomas and friends are in despair. Caesar and Apple will cut into the conversation and give you a strategy to get Hugo out and the Zexen’s away from Budehuc. Now leave and come back to trigger three choices with Caesar. Ask him the bottom two and tell him you’re ready. Head to the Inn to see a busy Thomas and then rest. Some more talking in the morning and choose to go when you’re ready.
You won’t actually be involved in the war, but you’ll be on the Yaza Plains while the Zexen army is stationed there, so you’ll have to two battles against the Zexen’s. After you get out of the first area at the Yaza Plains, Caesar and Apple will leave for Duck Village. Take the west exit and go to Mt. Hei Tou for the Blue Mantix. The money is useful for Hugo, and I got a Killer Rune and a ? Figurine.
At the Great Hollow, the Tinto people will leave for money. Brass Castle is your next destination, but first hit the Ancient Highway to see Guillaume running around. He will duel you when you get close enough, and he’s an easy one with Hugo (especially a level 12 weapon Hugo). Suddenly Guillaume’s demeanor will change and he’ll join if you choose the second option. Also, in Brass Castle, you can talk to Arthur (nerdy kid with glasses) and you can go through the passage Hugo had to use earlier. After going through Arthur will join you if you choose to “tell” him.
Follow it through to Duck Village, where you can visit the shops and talk to Kidd in the back. Hortez is around here so you can tell him where Budehuc is. He will then be in Chisha and then Caleria and then back in Duck Village. Tell him where Budehuc is each time and when he comes to Duck Village again, lie to him and he’ll actually make it there this time. Sanae Y. (daughter of Freed and Yoshino) is also in the back of the Inn where she will join if you ask her to. Go to the northwest house to talk to Kidd at the murder scene. Agree to help him and search the room; check the duck, the dresser with the incense, and the propped open window. Kidd then says to go talk to others, and the three people you need to see are Howard in the back of the Inn, the duck in the Trade Shop, and the duck looking at the wheel at the east side of Duck Village. Return to Kidd with the results and the case will finish; suggest Budehuc as his next destination and he’ll join. Kidd will then do investigations on call for both recruited and non-recruited Stars of Destiny.
To advance the storyline, go to the east side of Brass Castle to see Hallec. You’ll have some choices and then Leo and Roland will show up. If you choose the second option (“it’ll be different this time around”) then you will get scolded by the Sergeant and will be in a fight with two Zexen Knights, Roland and Leo. You must win this within a few rounds, but that should be doable as Hallec and Mua join you for this. Roland will mostly use his rune to hit everyone for little damage, while Leo’s attacks will be pretty strong but he’s pretty slow. If you upgraded your weapons to 12 you should be able to take out Roland and Leo with Fubar and Hugo alone in turns 1 and 2. Not a tough fight really but not very rewarding either.
You’ll notice Hallec has a Crab Rice Bowl. Take this to Mamie in the Duck Village Appraisal Shop and she’ll join. Now you’ll probably want to go to Lake Castle before you advance the story, so you can upgrade your abilities/weapons for your new friends. As usual, the Blue Mantix can be taken out if you wish. At the Great Hollow you’ll see Apple with two Lizard Fighters on the first floor. She’ll say Chisha Village is in trouble so go there. Also, a path to Caleria opens up if you’d like to explore a bit more. I’d just head to the Kuput Forest though.
Not sure if this is your first time here or not, but if you have an open slot (Hugo does) you can get Landis. He joins randomly when you are walking around (I generally walk around the second screen. For this particular quest he came within 5 minutes, but I’ve been stuck for hours in the past so if this happens, I know how you feel). Take the east path each time and you’ll be at Chisha in no time.
In Chisha, you’ll have two fights against Harmonian Soldiers and one fight against Mantor Trainors and Mantors. None is hard, and afterwards you get a scene with Chris. When you get control, go downstairs via the Defensive Gear Shop to find Wan Fu. Pay his 3000 potch ticket and he’ll join you. Continue in and talk to Emily, who is slouched down at one of the center tables. She’s very similar to Ronnie of Suikoden I and is one of the best hand-to-hand fighters in Suikoden III (think Juan but a female). Accept her challenge to an arm wrestling match and if your strength beats hers, you’ll win and she’ll join. If you lose, just return when your levels are higher. With Fubar, Hugo, Sergeant, Mua, Hallec and Landis this shouldn’t be a problem for you. Talk to Sana a few times and go to the top of the hill towards the exit to get another scene.
Hugo will duel the Man in Black but cannot win. Afterwards, Hugo gets some words from Sana regarding Hugo’s similarity to the previous Flame Champion. As you leave outside talk to the group and hear out their plan; you are to assume the identity of the Flame Champion to delay the enemy for ally reinforcements. When you go up the hill to do this, they won’t believe you, so Hugo will offer to duel anyone. No one steps up so Sasarai does it.
He should be easy, if you have a level 12 weapon and some armor. Afterwards they’ll flee and Sana will talk to you during the celebration festival. She’ll tell you where the Flame Champion Hideaway is, so go there. This is the end of Hugo’s third chapter though, so make sure you have everything before you go in. The Azzodess (treasure boss) is at the back of the cave once again, but is much tougher for Hugo than she was for Geddoe. Hopefully you have a Yellow Scarf or something to protect from Silence for Sergeant Joe. Not much is unique here this time around, other than a Stone of Evasion and a ton of potch. I was around 50,000 for Hugo so I went back to Lake Castle and upgraded a bunch of weapons, so as to not waste the excess potch. You can hit the yellow switch whenever you’d like to send Hugo to Sana’s location to finish his third chapter.