Part 39: Chapter Thirty-Eight: Poe Is An Idiot EditionThe coronation complete, they just needed to find the final Workshop. As it turned out, this wouldnt be quite so easy as theyd like.
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Cat Ear Lady: Only grooms are allowed to enter.
This isnt good.
According to the map, the workshop is in there
It wouldnt be right to force our way inside.
We cant do anything about it right now. Lets just come back later.
It turned out they wouldnt have to initiate some sort of farcical fake marriage, because Poes chickens were about to come home to roost, in a proverbial sense.
Wh-Who are you?
Im Mitsue. Did you forget me already?
Oh, Mitsue! Of course! Youre Mitsue
Where do I know you from?
I thought about it a lot And, my answer is YES!
Yes? To what?
To our marriage, silly.
When did you ever go around proposing for marriage?
Youre such a ladys fairy, Poe.
I never even had the time to propose!
Oh, yes you did!!
You said, Lets get married, in such a passionate and manly tone!!
This cant be true
Dont worry about it, Poe.
Shes probably mixed you up with some other fairy. Happens all the time. Just marry her.
Are you nuts!
Theres a ton of girls lined up to marry me. A fairy needs options.
Poe, as an idiot, did not seem to get that he was never, ever going to get a better girl than this.
Youre so cruel
According to custom, our wedding ceremony will be held at the Dark Spring.
Please come back after the preparation ritual.
In Zwital, the groom must enter the cave and bring proof of his love back to his bride.
That is known as the grooms trial.
Youre in trouble now, Poe.
Ill wait for you at the Dark Spring.
Please, come by as soon as possible, Poe!
Ha, youre way too deep in it now, Poe.
They returned to the Spring, where Felt already had a cunning plan to gain access to the Workshop at Poes continued expense.
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Chief: Are you the young man who is marrying Mitsue?
Oh no! Not me!
This little guy is.
Im not that little!
Chief: Aww, hes so tiny
Ahem, Poe, to prove your love for Mitsue
You must enter this cave and retrieve the Pigeon Blood.
In that cave
Yeah. Its the cave which should have a workshop.
This is great!
Um, excuse me May I go with him on this trial?
You see, Im the best man and the groom isnt quite an adult yet
So, I think he may need my help
Chief: You do have a point
Considering his size and stature Its better to be safe than sorry.
Look at how tiny he is.
Can we stop calling me tiny?!
Chief: It is settled. You may enter the cave with him.
Poe did not appreciate this much.
What was that for?!
Ill never forgive you for treating me like a little kid!
Come on Im sorry.
I just did it so that I could get in here to repair the workshop.
Ill show you all by getting the Pigeon Blood in record time!
They set out and did indeed quickly find the Pigeon Blood in question. It was a blood red stone.
This must be the Pigeon Blood!
But, theres two of them.
You know what they say, two is better than one.
Ill take them both.
The workshop was a bit farther in.
Yeah, this is it.
Okay, Poe, do you mind waiting here for me?
I dont have much choice. But, dont take too long.
The Dark Manas holy ground was sustained by this workshop.
Azure Azoth: It appears this workshop sustains the Dark Manas holy ground.
What is the matter now, Felt?
I was just wondering why anyone would go to such lengths to create Eden.
Why was it necessary to isolate alchemy in the first place?
Azure Azoth: The Crimson Azoth filled the people with fear and panic.
Fear was the primary reason the people of Belkhyde desired to contain alchemys use.
Thus, the Gardo Continental Drive was created.
They gathered the best and brightest alchemists to develop the drive.
Alchemy created the Crimson Azoth
But, it also created Eden
Eden has always been a peaceful world.
Id like to believe thats the true nature of alchemy
But is that really the truth?
Azure Azoth: Ahhh
I believe so, as well.
If only that person shared our beliefs, that tragedy never would have occurred.
Azure Azoth: Er, never mind. Come on. That insufferable Poe is still waiting for you.
He was indeed waiting outside most impatiently.
Lets just go.
Having completed that ritual, it was time for Poe to face a far greater ordeal.
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Chief: Have you brought the Pigeon Blood back to us?
Yeah, yeah. This is what you wanted, right?
System Message: Gave away [Pigeon Blood].
Chief: You brought two of them. Good job.
Alright, we are now ready to begin the wedding ceremony of Mitsue and Poe!
Do you, Mitsue, promise to love, honor and cherish the groom forever?
Chief: Do you, Poe, promise to love, honor and cherish the bride forever?
Just say yes already!
Your bride is waiting!
You know I hate both of you!
Chief: Mr. Groom, we need an answer.
Yeah, yeah, I promise!
Chief: Great! Then I now pronounce you husband and wife.
I shall now give each of you the Pigeon Blood, the proof of your love for each other.
Keep it safe and let it always remind you of your beautiful wedding.
System Message: Received [Pigeon Blood].
Chief: I wish you the best of luck in your future!
Felt and his allies attempted to seize upon this opportunity, but Poe wouldnt have it.
Ive never been so sad in my entire life!
What do you plan to do now?
Oh! You cant come with us anymore. Youre a newlywed now.
Shes right, you know
What do you mean? Of course Im coming with you!
Tell that to her
My cookingll cheer up Poeywoey for sure!
This is bad!
Uh, Mitsue, honey, I have to go with these guys.
But, were supposed to be together forever
I know, honey, but these guys cant do anything without my help.
I promise, Ill come right back when this mission is over.
You mean it?
Absolutely. I swear upon the Pigeon Blood, the symbol of our love!
Okay. I know youll do what is right.
See, no problem!
If its a hassle, you dont have to come with us.
What, and stay here?!
Now that Im married
It is my sacred duty as a husband to have affairs all over the world!
It should be noted that Poe continually worked hard at being the dumbest individual in Belkhyde.
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With the workshops repaired, it was time to consider their next move.
Azure Azoth: All of the effected areas of Eden should now be restored.
Yes. Eden should be safe from now on.
Azure Azoth: We should return to Gardo to confirm our success.
I also want to tell Mother Eizlen about my Coronation.
Then its decided. Lets go to Altena Church.
Meanwhile, things were developing in Riesevelt.
I was injured in Zeyung. So I had to lay low for awhile.
I had to wait for my wounds to heal.
Why am I not surprised?
So, why are you here?
Im on my way to see Theodore, so I dont have much time.
I just decided to resign from the Imperial Army.
Theodore would never allow that
Oh, he did after I showed him this.
After all, narcissism is the greatest of his many flaws.
So, whats the plan now?
Im simply retiring to pursue my true passion.
Though, you really ought to worry about yourself, rather than about me.
It would still be a bit before the situation in Riesevelt was dealt with, though. Felt and his friends had returned to the Altena Church.
What are we waiting for? Lets go inside!
Welcome back, Fee.
I found out all about my true heritage.
I can see that.
I discovered that Im an orphan from this church.
I am Fee, a member of the Altena Church, not some royal layabout.
I oppose the Silvaresta Empire because of their abuse toward the people.
The Slaith blood inside me defines what I am.
And the crown on my head defines what I do.
But only I can define who I am.
Your determination and courage are truly commendable.
I have no doubt you will restore Slaith rule to the people.
This rather led to something Felt had left to do.
Dont worry, we will. Right, Felt?
They returned to Yuveria to see how things were in Eden.
Has Eden been restored?
Azure Azoth: I surmise the situation has been resolved
You are correct.
Small damage still exists, however that will be recovered over time.
The city is no longer in danger of collapse.
So, Eden is safe now.
Correct. Do not concern yourself with that, Master Felt.
Woohoo! We did it!
Yes. You did it, Felt.
Thank you, everyone.
I must perform one final adjustment
After that, you may return to Eden.
Return to Eden!
Thats right. Now that Edens safe, Felt can go home.
And why wouldnt he go? Hes got a girl waiting for him.
I told you, Viese isnt like that.
What shall you do?
And since Eden was fine, Felt was free to deal with some unfinished business.
Theres still one thing I have to do.
Then I shall prepare for your return.
Lets go back to Zeyung.
Its time for the final battle between Simsilt and the Empire.
Felt sent Viese a letter explaining what was going on.
After Yuveria makes some final adjustments, Ill be ready to come home, but theres still a few things I have to do in Belkhyde first. Please tell Kreuz that Eden is all safe and sound now.
Im going to help Fee and the others in their final battle against the Empire. Its going to be a fierce battle. I dont know how it will turn out. But, I will keep my promise and return to Eden. Please believe in me, and wait just a little longer.
Viese was of course quite happy to hear this.
Felt saved Eden. Theres nothing left to worry about.
I have to report this to Kreuz.
Will you be okay here all by yourself, Iris? Ill be right back, I promise.
But in her enthusiasm, she failed to notice something of serious concern