The Dragon Quest saga began for me in earnest only with Dragon Quest VIII. I had played previous games in the series, but not in any capacity other than "OK let's do this oh WTF this is shit?" I never even got around to finishing DQVIII despite the fact that I loved it like my own magical Japanese/British love child. But the point is that I'm hardly an expert on the entirety of this crazy Dragon Quest thing, and that's especially true of a little thing called the "puff-puff."
One of my favorite things about Dragon Quest IX is the DQVC service, a specialized store offering new items and quests. A couple of Fridays ago, I unlocked a quest called "Puff-Puff Performance." To any true Dragon Quest fan, this would have immediately meant something quite glorious, but as for me, I simply wandered over to the quest giver expecting a fairly typical mission, perhaps one involving dancing.
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