I finished Fable 3 last
night...which is not the same as saying that I'm finished with Fable
3. After the game ends, you are rewarded with a few new quests. Best
of all is how many of these extra quests are tied into the decisions
you made as king. For example, if you drained a certain lake, then
you get a quests or two dealing with what becomes of the former body
This is not to
mention the quests added near the end of the game that are quite
easy to overlook as you finish the main quest story. It also doesn't
include anything left for perfectionists (like how some gold and
silver keys are found after beating the game). In other words, if
the game is over, it still isn't done with you.
I think the
seriousness of the ending was a bit lost on me as I played. I was
mostly serious minded (staying in character, so to speak) as I did
main plot related events. Some other quests involved a less stoic of
approaches, but the main plot was protected from my insanity. Near
the end, I saw the achievement for holding the royal court while
dressed as a chicken...this led to the downfall of a serious ending.
follow...but only mild spoilers. Nothing too much about the plot,
only some of the general activities in the end of Fable 3.
If I was going to
be a chicken for court, I wanted to make it a bit more on the silly
side. So I hit the brothel and used the sex invite command on eight
prostitutes. What's the harm, right? I would hold court as a purple
chicken with a loyal legion of whores. I would get a laugh and then
send them on their merry way. I thought that, but didn't realize
that the last court session of the game was in front of me. A
session that allows no more "bed time" before the final conflict.
After court, I was
in the treasury with my annoying real world butler. It was only the
butler and myself, when a portal to the Road to Rule (your special
ghostly world for leveling up abilities and hearing plot from
Theresa, the blind seeress) opened. I hopped in and found
Theresa...along with my eight whores. A special ghostly world that
only the Hero of Ablion could enter, and my eight whores were there.
Apparently, there were nine Heroes of Albion, and these whores were
the other eight. Little did I know that I, the Hero of Albion, was
on a vague reality show and would put the eight whores to the test
to see who the next true Hero of Albion was.
I finished in the
Road to Rule and was sent to a meeting about the coming final
battle. It was my general, my loyal trainer and friend, and a few
other soldiers...and eight whores. While most characters get quiet
during a special dialogue section, these whores did not care for
etiquette. I was under advise from my general and my follower to be
ready. Meanwhile the whores reminded me to accept a gift from one of
them, and how amazing the castle was, and how certain decisions I
made ruined the kingdom, and how I'm a murderer (I took evil quests,
despite playing a good guy), and...well, it goes on from there.
Then we are
teleported to a final battleground. A battleground of numerous
demonic creatures, a few red shirt style soldiers, my general, my
follower, and myself...and eight unprepared whores. I tried to keep
everyone alive during the fight (mainly by just trying to kill
before I could be killed). After numerous waves, I saw I was down to
three whores. I guess those three all got roses, in that weird
reality show style my game had taken. Then another round of
selection and another one left (or was left as a corpse). Finally,
it's the last round of battle, and one male and one female "Hero of
Albion" candidate remained. I lost track at this point as I was in a
nice epic battle of my own.
Once the final
battle (Fable 3, unlike Fable 2, is cool enough to have a boss fight
to end the main quest!) was done, I was transported to a special
scene in which the last loose ends are put to rest. The whole time,
the next Hero of Albion was with me...offering me a present. During
an emotional ending, I just kept hearing "I have something for you!"
and "You're so amazing!" from my final loyal whore. The next Hero of
Albion is apparently a young woman with a important role of being
the whorish hero.
I accepted her
gift after the credits, and then sent her on here way the only way I
could after using sex invite. Not every day the next Hero of Albion
does it with the current Hero of Albion in the royal bed in front of
the current hero's wife. Maybe a great feast shall be held each year
in honor of the occasion.
I haven't done
video capture of a game for a long time. I just don't have a good
video capture card for my PC, and I don't like the idea of using a
video camera to record a TV screen...but this one time I wish I had
recorded what went down.
Anyway, the lesson
in this story is simple; if you want to keep the ending of Fable 3
serious, don't hit the brothel and not close the deal before holding
court. On the other hand, if you want some humor, just don't seal
the deal. By the way, you can get more "followers" (12 or more), but
you should take your whores on a field trip and seal the deal on
location. It takes a while for them to respawn. Of course, you need
to chose the brothel over the orphanage to do this.