The Let's Play Archive

Atelier Iris 2

by Feinne

Part 37: Chapter Thirty-Six: The Light

Last time Felt restored the Light Mana’s holy ground, so this time we’ll see what happened next.

Hi Melona. What brings you by here?
The Crystal Monument reappeared.
You mean… The Light Mana’s Crystal Monument?
Yes, it is the Light Mana’s holy ground.
Wow… Felt must really be working hard.
He’s doing such a good job, I’d like to give him a kiss.
Then again, I’m sure you’re capable of expressing our appreciation to him.
The Crystal Monument…
Come on, let’s go!

Of course there was a Lithograph there.

There was another major landmark near the Crystal Monument.

Silwest: You shouldn’t get close to it. The footing is dangerous, and the wind is too strong.

The Tree was indeed impossible to approach.

It’s too dangerous to go on.

A Light Mana was indeed waiting at the holy ground, and it had a simple if expensive request.

I’m just so glad that this place has reappeared just as it was.
So, this is the holy ground for the Light Mana…
Yes, that’s right. My name is Eital, the Light Mana. Have you heard of me?
Yes I have, actually. I live next door to Melona’s store.
I see… So, what brings you out here?
I was hoping to find a Light Mana to make a pact with.
Oh, so you’re an alchemist…
Well, what about me?
You’ll really do it?
Sure. I’ll make a pact with you, if you give me a Comet Gem.
I don’t know about other Mana, but Light Mana have a long tradition to uphold.
We can’t make pacts with unproven alchemists.
But I can use a Comet Gem to judge your skills.
Not to mention, Comet Gems are beautiful and glittery…
Then, I’ll be right back. Please wait here.
Very well. Good luck.

Viese first returned to the Workshop, where Iris was once again hard at work.

How is it coming along?
This is a Heal Bulb! I can’t believe you made one!
I want you to have it.
System Message: Received [Heal Bulb]!
Thank you. It’s amazing how you keep getting better at this.
You’re gifted, and you don’t mind working hard.
I’ll keep working hard.
And I’ll have to work hard just to stay ahead of you.

As Viese left to go find a Comet Stone to refine, Coco ran by at high speed.

It seemed she had succeeded in creating some Cure Jars.

Let’s take a look…
…These are no good. I can’t sell these at my shop.
How did you make these? Did Viese help you make these?
No, I made them all by myself…
After many failed attempts, I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong…
So I made these ones without thinking at all… It’s the best I could do…
…I’ll keep these for sentimental value.
Then… I can stay?!
Yes, you can stay.
That’s great, Coco!
Do you know why I fired you?
Well… Because I made too many mistakes…
No. Everybody makes mistakes. Do you know why you made so many mistakes?
…All I wanted you to do was settle down and be careful. You don’t have to rush all the time.

But Coco really wasn’t very good at listening.

Because if you don’t, you’ll rush and make mistakes.
You have to stay calm in order to make Cure Jars. Isn’t that right, Viese?
Huh?! …Yes, that’s right.
That is the lesson I wanted to teach you. Just calm down and be more careful from now on.
Yaaay! Thank you!!
Hey hey! Calm down! This is exactly what I was talking about! You’re gonna break something!
…It looks like things will work out fine.

Viese created the Comet Gem and returned to the Monument.

System Message: Handed over 1 [Comet Gem].
This is a beautiful Comet Gem. You must be a skilled alchemist…
…As I promised, let’s make a pact.
Alright! Here goes…
Mana, the father of power… the mother of life… The source of all nature…
I, Viese Blanchimont, have pledged to uphold the sacred tenets of Lilith.
In honor of that pledge, I have come to form a pact with Eital, the Light Mana!
Let’s help each other out from now on!
System Message: Received the mark of the Light Mana, the [Light Gem]!

Back in Belkhyde, Felt and his friends were already heading for the Dark Forest. Next time we’ll see what happened when they arrived there.