Part 35: Chapter Thirty-Four: Return to RieseveltFelt and Fee prepared to sneak into Riesevelt, but it turned out they wouldnt be alone.
You werent planning on leaving us here, were you?
Do you really think you can win many battles without Flashbang Poe?
Besides, weve already decided to help you out til the end.
Alright, lets go to East Regenbogen.
When they got there, they realized they should have checked Hagels visa more carefully.
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Soldier: Only authorized personnel may pass. Go back now!
We have this visa. Will this do?
Soldier: Lets see
Soldier: Let me see you do something.
Soldier: Says here youre a traveling circus group.
If you cant do a trick, you cant pass the bridge
Ok, Ill do something!
Fortunately, Felt and his friends are a veritable parade of weird stuff.
Needless to say they passed muster.
Soldier: Im sure your circus will be a huge success.
Thanks, I guess.
Hagel! Whyd he make such a weird visa for us?!
Well, I sure enjoyed it!
Well, we got through. Thats all that matters.
How do we get to Riese Palace from here ?
If you need information, asking a bartender always works.
After passing through a busy market theyd not visited on their first trip, the reached the back alley where Noins friend works. There were already signs of the changing times there.
Lady: Please, dont send me to the lighthouse !
Soldier: Silence! Did you think you could insult Consul Theodore and get away with it?!
Lady: But, I had mentioned that Galahads unit was guarding Fort Zeyung
Soldier: Precisely. Galahad takes orders from Consul Theodore!
Hence, Galahads protection is Theodores protection.
Thats just wrong!
We cant afford to draw attention to ourselves.
They went to the bartender to learn what was going on.
Bartender: And that boy Felt, right?
Yes, its been a long time.
Bartender: This whole city has changed so fast
Bartender: Consul Theodore does whatever he wants, now.
Hes acting like hes the king around here.
If he was good to the people, we wouldnt mind. But, he is an awful person.
We just saw a woman being taken to the lighthouse.
Bartender: Now, hes locking people up just for talking about him
We live in total fear.
The way things are, I wont be much help to you.
We appreciate whatever help you can give.
Theyd need a different way into the palace, it seemed.
Why dont we walk through the city anyway?
Ive never been to a big city before. I wanna see it all!
He is what he is
I actually agree with Poe, for once.
As long as we dont do anything stupid, we should be fine.
Alright. Lets take a look around the city.
In retrospect it should have been obvious how they could get into the palace.
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Ah! Hi Noin!
Whatterya doing here?
You know, this is THE main headquarters for the Imperial Army
Yes yes. What is it?
We really want to get inside Riese Palace. Can you give us a tour?
My my, that is quite a favor.
Pleeeeeease. We only need a small tour.
That was easy
But only because were friends.
Besides, if I had said no, youd just climb the fence, right?
Well Noin would, at least.
I cant fool you, Tolena.
Tolena led them to the main living area.
Please take your time and look around.
The first and most obvious thing they found was a portrait, which turned out to be of the late Queen Slaith.
Hey, why does Fee get to have a picture on the wall?
It cant be But it looks just like her
Theres writing underneath.
Portrait: Let this portrait forever portray my wifes eternal beauty.
With all my love, King Slaith XV.
The 15th He was the king when the Empire invaded this country.
So, if Fee was a baby then, does that make her Fees mother?
I dont know. She looks like Fee to me. Maybe shes married
Im sure she just looks the same
Hey, theres something over here, too.
The Empire had kept some of its own records here in the library.
Its dated 12 years ago. This went up until the Empire took over.
Record: We are still searching for the childrens whereabouts.
Prince Maximillian is only 14 years old, but already shows great leadership capabilities.
He must be captured as soon as possible.
The princess, on the other hand, is still a mere baby
This report is about Max.
After he escaped the palace, he organized his own army to fight the empire. He called it Simsilt.
You know a lot about history, Gray.
Thats only because I helped Max escape when he was 14 years old.
Is that true?!
And only Hagel and I knew that Max was from the royal family.
He didnt like to talk about himself.
But I didnt know he was still looking for his sister.
Poe continued to just barely justify his continued existence by finding another useful book.
[The Slaith Coronation]?
Book: A legitimate Slaith family member must pass a trial in the graveyard in the Dark Woods to be coronated and learn the secret Slaith fighting skills
Secret Slaith fighting skills
This must be what Max was talking about.
The graveyard in the Dark Woods
They had found what they needed to know, and decided it was time to go before someone noticed they were in the Palace.
Yes we did. Thank you.
Okay, lets go before the big scary man returns.
You really helped us out, Tolena.
It was my pleasure to help you, Noin.
Unfortunately, they did not get out quite as quickly as they should have.
Ah, there he is!
I asked you a question!
I was just giving them a tour of Riese Palace.
Hey! Dont tell him that!
So, we have trespassers in the palace.
I dont suppose youd let us go.
It turned out not to come up whether or not hed let them pass.
Maid: The consul is out of control at the bar!
What? Tell me what happened!
Shes not one of your soldiers! You cant just bark orders at people with that scary face!
Lets go to the bar! Quick!
Youll be there, too, right?
Theodore was indeed down at the bar.
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My dear, I am the consul of the Silvaresta Empire.
If you accompany me, I shall grant your every desire.
Bartender: Id never go out with a selfish and pompous jerk like you!
That was hurtful and uncalled for!
If you will not obey me, I have no choice but to send you to the lighthouse.
Consul Theodore! You are the worst kind of evil!
Your reign of terror ends here!
You must be the remnants of Simsilt!
And me without my guards Whatever shall I do ?
Accept your defeat!
My my, arent you a scary one.
You forget that a genius such as I cannot be captured by fools.
Theodore, being the worst kind of evil, took a small child hostage!
Take your hands off her, Theodore!
Oh, I dont think so. You see, I will not be manhandled in this cesspool. Hmhmhmhmhmhm.
You dirty sleazebag!
Now, kindly step away.
Galahad and Gray were outside when he stepped out.
The remnants of Simsilt are in this bar.
I order you to destroy them! Hmhmhmhmhm.
Whos the child?
This is my brilliant plan!
Ive seen enough
Galahad! What are you doing?!
Taking children hostage is ever the right answer!
It is merely the act of a coward!
You disobeyed me!
You actually disobeyed me!
There will be a reckoning! I swear it!
Lets just leave it at that
Galahad had walked away, allowing them to escape back to Fort Zeyung.
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I now know my true heritage and enemy.
Like I told you before, everyone here supports you.
Whether you like it or not, youre the new leader of Simsilt.
But there are two tasks I must complete.
The Slaith Family Coronation and
Finding the workshops.
They had just two workshops left to find.
According to the map, theres one in the Dark Forest.
As I recall, the Coronation for the Slaith Royal Family must take place in the Dark Forest.
The Dark Forest is famous for its ruins.
We could probably find the workshop and the Royal Crypt in there.
Other than that, theres one left in Tatalia.
Azure Azoth: Tatalia. So, it is hidden within the desert.
It may be wiser to repair the Tatalia workshop first
She is probably still worried about Galahad.
We should leave her alone.
Felt was, if youve not gotten this, bad at leaving things alone.
No Not really
Look, I dont know what happened between you two
But, from what Ive seen, Galahad is a great man.
He may be too honest at times, but I respect that about him.
And, I I think you feel the same way.
I can see youre cold. We should go inside.
Yeah Thank you.
Their decision of what to do next turned out to be pretty easy.
The Dark Forest or Tatalia.
I doubt it matters which one we go to first.
Have we gotten any new reports?
Simsiltian: Yeah. Hes already returned to the Alha Village.
Alright! Good work!
What was that about?
Ah, we had this volunteer who was codenamed the Bomb Artist.
I had our scouts track him down to help us out again.
I guess he already made it back home to Alha.
Our scouts told him about you guys, so you should pay im a visit.
Then, lets take the road to Alha Village.
Your wish is my command!
And so they headed out to Alha, a village that was not entirely as it seemed