Part 43: Chapter Forty-Two: Storming the Castle, Part 2With Galahad out of the way, the fighting had moved to the upper levels. Once again things were beginning to stall.
Simsiltian: The Empires best soldiers are up here
Well need the best Simsiltians to fight back.
Hold them off until we get the best to help you.
Simsiltian: Please hurry!
They worked hard to relieve the Simsiltians in battle elsewhere so they could move to the front.
Simsiltian: Thank you!
Sorry for the trouble.
No problem. Im just glad youre okay.
We need our best soldiers. Are you still up for a fight?
Simsiltian: Yes, Im fine.
Ill go help them out right away.
Even Poe managed to help out a little, and take credit for much more.
Flashbang Poe, the Gun Mana to the rescue!
Are you okay?
Simsiltian: All thanks to you, uh, Flashbang Poe.
Dont worry about it. I always help my friends. Theres no need to thank me.
But if you still have some strength, we could use some help on the front line.
Our friends are battling the best Imperial soldiers.
Simsiltian: The front line, huh? Im on it.
Take care, Flashbang Poe.
The Imperials were pushed back from the second floor hallway.
Yeah, our front line is pushing ahead.
We better hurry.
They were making their last stand at the stairs leading to the third.
A coward like him will have a lot of guards.
Simsiltian: Were sorry, but we dont have enough power to push our way through
Fighting in this narrow space will be hard on our soldiers.
Simsiltian: Youre right. We need more of our stronger soldiers.
So should we go find some tough guys for this job?
Fortunately, Simsilts hardened veterans were easily found.
Bully: Ah, its just a flesh wound.
When this is all over, the Empires hold in this region will be gone for good!
Were all struggling in the hall that leads to the 3rd floor.
Can you help us out there as well?
Bully: Of course I will!
The hall leading to the 3rd floor, right?
Yes, thank you!
For some it was just a matter of telling them where the fighting was now.
Bully: There arent any more enemies in the courtyard.
You can help us in the hall leading to the 3rd floor then.
We need our strongest soldiers up there.
Bully: Strongest, eh? Thats me!
The Empires defenses were broken, leaving Theodore exposed.
Simsiltian: All thats left is the 3rd floor. Thats where the consul is.
Weve made it.
Simsiltian: Its only fitting that you land the crushing blow, Princess Audrey.
I will. Now lets go up there and get Theodore.
Theodore was waiting up on the third, though it wasnt clear why he hadnt fled.
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Its time to face your judgment!
My, my. I must commend you for getting this far.
And were not giving up now!
Well, arent you adorable!
And here I was, thinking Id never get to test out my new toy!
Youll be the first to test the power of my brand new alchemy weapon!
And so Theodores secret weapon was unleashed.
It was built for war, so lets give it one!
Boss Battle: Quetzlcoatl
Veterans of the first Iris game were surely pleased to see this returning foe from that game. So, lets look at what he does. His main offense comes from his Zecksclaw attacks. He has three, the Ein Zecksclaw, Zwei Zecksclaw, and Drei Zecksclaw. These unleash six attacks total on either one, two, or three characters. The real danger of this is, though, one of his other signature skills, Towznetkarz. This Curses and Poisons the whole party, which makes them impossible to heal until we cure them. This is even more dangerous if he unleashes his last move, Null Sphere, which will on his next action do massive damage to the whole party. People will probably get taken out, so revive anyone who does. The Mana Item Uroborus Pill can cure Curse, which helps a lot.
The terrible machine was smashed to bits, leaving Theodore defenseless.
Hes defenseless now!
You, you monsters!
Dont you touch me!
Dont get any closer!
Accept your defeat like a man, Theodore!
Get back here!
After him, quick!
Theodore was not able to stay ahead of them forever.
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The Simsiltians are right behind me! You must protect me!
Galahad, did you heard what I said?
As an Imperial soldier, I command you to protect me!
Ha! Im not an Imperial soldier anymore.
You stripped me of my rank yourself.
Then, as Imperial Consul, I hereby deputize you!
Wait! Dont you know the consequences of
Unfortunately for him, Noin did not know the consequences of kicking him into a door.
A fitting end for such a coward.
Alright, lock Theodore up in the lighthouse!
The Simsiltians have won!
We did it!
Simsiltian: We won!
Weve defeated the Empire!
We did it, right Fee?
How are you holding up?
You overdid it this time, didnt you.
This is a great victory!
Has the lighthouse been liberated?
Weve wiped out all Imperial control from the region.
Its time to celebrate!
The little guys right!
Let the celebrations begin!
Okay, Ill let everybody know.
Azure Azoth: Its not over yet
Chaos wasnt here for any of the battles.
We must find him
After all the partying, though, reality set in.
Thats because they were under Imperial rule for the last 12 years.
But, thanks to everyones help, thats all over now.
Thank you all very much.
You dont need to thank us. Thats the whole point of having friends.
Speaking of friends, I havent seen Poe in a while
Knowing him, hes probably out with that Mitsue girl.
He is getting used to married life, after all.
Besides, its not like Poe was popular with the ladies
Well now what?
Fee, what are you going to do now?
Theres a lot of work to be done here, like restoring the order in this land.
The Slaith Dynasty will return with Princess Audrey on the throne.
Basically, Fee will be the new queen.
She was less than excited by this turn of events.
Can you really imagine him wearing a crown?
Ill catch up with you all later.
I guess I have no choice
So, what will everyone else be doing?
Noin, you really should make up with your dad.
Maybe youre right.
I think Ill enjoy the peace and quiet for now.
As for me
And everyone was unhappy about Felts news.
Ah You miss your home.
Hmph I bet
You have all helped to restore Eden.
For that, Im grateful.
Youll come back and visit us sometime, right?
That may be a little difficult.
After all, were supposed to be sealed away.
Im afraid this is goodbye.
Fee, just let him go.
Oh, Felt, give Viese my best.
Take care of yourselves!
In truth, Felt did not want to involve them in what he had left to do.
I wont drag any of you deeper into my own.
Azure Azoth: We must be on our way
Right, back to Eden.
Right after we take care of Chaos and the Crimson Azoth.
Now, its just us and them.
Ready to kick some Azoth?
Azure Azoth: Affirmative.
Chaos and the Crimson Azoth werent here.
That may indicate theyre approaching their goal.
They may be going to Gardo
So, we better hurry and get to Altena Church.
One thing was certain, the ultimate showdown was approaching