Post by Red Hairdo on Feb 15, 2012 22:11:45 GMT -5
While doing this earring quest today, I realized there are more earrings you can find (and keep) aside the ones you need to deliver. After a rather thorough search, I found 4 different pairs (Dull, Flashy, Peculiar and Cute Earrings). I checked Nunuu's Quest guide to double-check, and it also mentions only these 4.
I think, though, it doesn't hurt to triple-check, so I was wondering if anyone here in ALoY is aware of more earrings aside these 4. I'd like to know it ASAP, because once the correct earring (Cute) is returned, all other Earrings won't be obtainable anymore, and if I drag the quest any longer, it will get failed as soon as I move on with the game's main story/plot. I'd feel very frustrated if I eventually learnt I missed out on something...
... Additionally, I was wondering if any of the 4 rings have some kind of side-effect. They apparently only raise a stat here and there (Dull +5 STR, Flash +8 STR, Peculiar +20 STR +20 DEF, Cute +15 STR +10 DEF), but I wonder if there is more to it for any of them. Their in-game descriptions don't seem to hint on anything, though.
Just did a quick check of my end-game file, and the only earrings I have are the Flash Earrings and Rune Earrings. The Rune Earrings can apparently be found in the Holy Precincts of Wind:
Continuing through the main tower with the Wind Cape, you will pass a mechanism you cannot do anything with. Simply continue heading east, and through to the next area. Here you can see a blue chest on the wind-path, and you'll need to remove the Wind Cape to claim your [Rune Earrings].
Dunno if there's more than that, but that's the only other pair I see mentioned in either of GameFAQs' guides. They don't appear to be mentioned alongside the other earrings, and the quest is apparently activated after you go through the Holy Precincts of Wind, so perhaps they're unrelated. Also, no clue if any of them have side effects or not (the guides don't mention anything at least, plus it's been a while since I last played, and I don't remember much of it), apart from the Rune Earrings, which prevents confusion.
"What would you do for a Khonsclard bar?" - Shiden
I want to say it's just the four related to that quest. Hold on a minute *Pulls out copy of The Complete Guide, damn, haven't looked at this in ages* Yep, just the four and none of them do anything aside from the visible stat boosts. You're free to proceed with the game.