Part 92: Stratum 4: Sovereign Boss: ???Nobody could have foreseen when he became King that Archmage Belfour would be the last to bear the ceremonial name of Valdus.
The Beginning of the End
Never trust a Majin to get things done.
Video- Sovereign Lead In
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And how does this day find you My Liege?
Duphaston? Why are YOU here?
The ritual is in progress, and Lenarshe has already been sacrificed.
Izel will be reborn very shortly.
Do you really believe I have an interest in such things?
Izels resurrection means nothing to me.
Dont you want the power of the Majin?
Power, huh? Dont you know who I am ?
Tsk tsk Your Highness, youve truly managed to let your guard down this time
*gasp * Youre !
So YOU were the one disguised as Duphaston ! I didnt trust the Count. He hasnt been himself lately.
I did my best to imitate him. Nevertheless
You knew I could change my form take the shape of any Falsin. And yet you didnt suspect it was me?
And this is not our first meeting in this room. Ive already defeated you once, with Rondemion at my side.
I guess when time repeats in Besek, even YOU dont remember everything from the past
Are you ready to settle this?
You came all the way here just to die?
You shouldve stayed in hiding. You mightve lived a little longer !
Hope you arent too disappointed, but youre the one whos going to die.
And this time, Ill make sure you can never be resurrected again.
Ha! Prepare yourself, monster! This throne room will be your grave!
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Morpheus will be joined first by an Unseelie and later by a Lapis Sylph this time around, its a good support setup.
King Valdus is joined now by two each of Armatus, Chiroptera, and Aquila. Well face these Majin in groups of one each at a time. Anyway, lets look at what the King does this time.
This King doesnt really specialize in anything. Hes got Air and Earth magic and Fire and Water Attacks, with Metasphere to round things out. Hes pretty resistant to elemental magic but not Light or Dark. His only real vulnerability is Pierce attacks, which Morpheus of course has access to.
Id not ever really tried until this time but it turns you cant even deploy in the middle here because theres a gap in the floor that forces you to advance on a flank.
Hmph, you could never grasp the extent of my power.
Pathetic monster, die!
Your greed has already consumed you !
Ill strike the final blow!
Morpheus starts out charging towards the near Armatus and blasts it with some magic. We buff Morpheus up, because this is about to get increasingly hairy. Armatus comes in, its our first new friend.
And you? Youre but a ghost of your former self.
Now only corruption.
An Aquila and Chiroptera are also coming, and the Aquila puts itself in a great position from my perspective.
The Goddess will not smile upon your hideous face.
You think shell forgive what youre trying to do here ?
You wont live long enough to know how it all ends.
We blast the both of them with a Sacraphere and then start shooting at the Aquila with Unseelie. Armatus attacks again and falls to a Counter, getting Morpheus a level. The Chiroptera reaches Morpheus this turn and after a few exchanges both it and Aquila fall to a Sacraspire, letting us move to the middle of the map to fight the next triplet.
How have you been resurrected so many times?
Why does time echo down the halls of Besek and repeat?
You expect me to answer that?
You think you can understand the Eternal Poison?
The first Majin coming is a Chiroptera, and we blast it with a Sacraspire as it comes in then cut it down with a brutal back attack. The Armatus and Aquila come in, so we shoot the Armatus with our Unseelies last action then summon Lapis Sylph. Morpheus moves up to play with these new guys, they actually seem to prefer to attack him rather than go chase the Sylph and thats just fine by us.
Do you plan on killing him as well, in your madness?
Of course. I have no use for ties to the past.
We smash the Armatus first, because its pretty weak. Aquila will be our next target.
Why would a Majin ask me such a question?
If you must know
I plan to be rid of all the Majin, forever!
Ha ha ha oh my god you have no idea how funny thats about to be. Anyway we blast Aquila down and Morpheus gets a second level on the map. Now were ready for the King. The game just at this point expects you to understand youre supposed to hit him with Primal Slash to break his Aura. Once weve done that, we start throwing all of Morpheus magic into the King. This prevents us from being Countered by the King, which would be kind of bad.
Without Lenarshe, Izel cannot be reborn.
My bood flows through her, and she is worthy.
She should be honored.
We keep things going on the King, we even throw the Lapis Sylph into melee just to scrape out the extra damage. This doesnt really work out well, though, since it gets itself Countered.
Why do you ask?
So I dont make the same mistake twice.
We just keep pounding away at Valdus. When the Sylph gets too injured we just send it back, and as he starts to weaken we get ready to finish the job with physicals.
What are you saying?
You are too primitive to ever understand.
You know what? Were done with this bastard. Five times is plenty, so say goodbye to Valdus for the last time.
The Echo of Time has to be broken now.
I wont be destroyed by the likes of you, monster!
Its too late.
Breathe your last breath, and disappear forever.
Its too late, Morpheus!
Izel is reborn.
My dream has been achieved!
If you want something done right youve got to do it yourself it seems.
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But why does Besek continue to howl!? Why does it not disappear?
Ive defeated King Valdus!
Didnt you listen to his last words?
He said Izels already awakened.
Ah, but the King is slain. Should the ritual not be disrupted?
I dont know
But our tales ended differently.
Huh? Do you DO know of the Echo of Time ?
Thats not important right now.
I see. And what is so different between our tales?
The Goddess Statue.
The statue of Atona isnt destroyed.
Do you know what that means?
Huh ? But why here!?
Ive been waiting for this.
Its time to see how it all ends.