Part 29: Chapter Twenty-Eight: FamilyFelt and his allies entered the Dark Forest, where the mystical beast they met showed them a secret path through.
Beast: I have to open up the path, po.
I never wouldve known about this path right here
Beast: Yeah, only us mystical beasts know about it, po.
Okay, follow me, po.
After a trek through the forest, they discovered the hidden village of the mystical beasts.
Whats the plan, now?
I want to speak with the village chief.
So, please make more of those cookies.
You want more Animal Cookies?
Coming right up.
They found the villages chief, with whom Fee wished to discuss a plan.
Are you the village chief?
Chief: I guess you could say that, po. Im the village elder, po.
What are humans doing here, po?
We heard about the food shortage. We have a plan that will help us both out.
Chief: A plan, po?
For a full stomach, Ill do anything, po.
With this plan, youll have all the food your people will need.
Felt, Im going to work out a detailed plan with these beasts.
Ill meet you at the entrance to the village when Im done.
The village entrance
They waited, and after a brief while Fee returned.
She wasnt alone.
The future of this village depends on the battle ahead. We must go out in full force.
Thats for sure.
Alright, you all know the plan. Well be right outside the camp to back you up.
Chief: Understood, po!
Lets move out, po!
Merchant: Give it your best, po!
We better get going, too. Ill fill you all in on the way.
I dont understand what were doing, but I sure am excited!
They hurried to the Imperial Camp to carry out the plan.
Video- Camp Raid
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Neither do I.
Fee, what is going on?
The Imperials began to scramble as the mystical beasts initiated a confusing assault on their camp, convinced a much larger force was assailing them.
Soldier B: They came from all directions!
Soldier A: Is it the Simsiltians?!
Soldier B: I dont know, but they have us surrounded!
Soldier A: Retreat!
Whats going on?!
Soldier C: Galahad! Our camp is being raided!
I think its the Simsiltians, sir!
Has anyone confirmed that?!
Soldier C: No, no yet.
R-Run for your life!
Its amazing how weak soldiers who dont believe in their cause can become.
Great, only their commander is left.
The rest is up to us!
And with the army gone, they rushed ahead to face Galahad.
Its been a while, Galahad.
I heard you went to see the Master. You always were the dignified one.
Gray Do you know him?
We trained together under the same master. Were practically brothers.
And, he is Noins father.
Its good to see you, Noin.
I dont ever want to hear you speak my name again.
You still havent gotten over your mothers
And I really dont want to hear you speak of Mom, either!
I am Noin Noin of Simsilt!
Galahad, Im taking you down right now!
As an Imperial Champion, I cant let Simsiltians slide.
And so they were thrust into combat with Galahad, the Imperial Champion.
Watch the Showdown!
Looks like we have to fight now!
Dont even think of holding anything back!
Boss Battle: Galahad
This is our first winnable boss battle thats not going to end after Breaking him once or twice. Hes got a powerful single target attack, Justice Slash, and a powerful group attack, Gaia Shake. Thats not what makes this harder than normal, though. The first thing is his Heavenly Light, which heals and buffs him and creates a Time Effect that does the same thing every time it comes up. The second is his substantially higher speed and resistance to Break than anything weve seen before. After about two Break Attacks he wont be set back any more until he gets to act again, so make sure not to hold anything back when you do get him Broken. His healing can make the battle feel like its stalling as his health declines, save up and blast him with something powerful like Raging Strike at that point.
After a difficult battle, Galahad was defeated! Unfortunately, the army was already returning
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Youve brought me to my knees !
Soldier A: Galahad, sir!
We dont stand much of a chance at this rate.
Youre right, fall back.
They withdrew to camp back on the highway.
Our plan worked, but the Imperial Army returned earlier than we expected.
We were so close, too
Noin had gone off on her own.
But finding out Galahad is Noins father caught me off guard.
That man is not my father
A father, huh
Felt, on the other hand, kind of thought her lucky.
Does not having a mother or father ever make you feel lonely?
Whyd you bring that up all of a sudden?
I havent felt lonely because of all the people around me.
Are you feeling lonely, Viese?
I dont know.
If you want, Ill protect you.
Well, you know, protect you like a father would.
You?! You cant even clean up after yourself! How can you be a responsible father?
Haha, youre right.
Neither Viese nor I even knew our parents.
Back at the Imperial Camp, Galahad had come to a decision regarding their mission.
Soldier A: What do you mean?
Im ordering you to return what we stole.
The food, art, jewelry Take it all back!
Soldier A: But, the consul himself ordered us to take it
I will claim full responsibility.
I am your commanding officer. Now go.
Soldier A: Yes, sir!
Still, with the Imperial camp in the way, they would be forced to take the long path through the Dark Forest to find the Workshop