Part 56: Chapter Fifty-Four: The Dark LandWith the Verdure Doublet in hand, they left the Sealed Ruins.
His intentions and the recipe for the Verdure Doublet Its all so sad.
Lets head back to Riese Palace.
Yeah, Im getting a little tired!
Alright, alright. Well go back.
Since theyd found something more on Chaos, they returned to Riese Palace to speak to Tolena.
Oh reeeeally, Noin?
yep. Its a pretty long story, too
So, he was fighting for his sister all along
Do you mind if I read his diary?
Oh, not at all.
System Message: Handed over [Chaos Diary].
Dont you think we should leave her alone for awhile?
Yeah, I guess so
The only place left for them to investigate was the Dark Island, where Palaxius workshop resides. The closest place to it was the South Grand Coast, where they once again found a friend willing to help.
Wow, Mitsue! You look great!
I know. I always look great!
I am trying to catch some fresh, delicious fish for you.
Mitsue, may we use your boat to go to the Dark Island?
We only need it for a little while.
Its fine with me, but
When youre all done here
You have to promise youll bring Poe back to Zwital Village when this is all over.
Yes, of course.
Dont make promises you cant keep!
Were doing all this to create a Ruby Prism and save the world from a madman.
But, what about saving my life ?
And so they headed to the Dark Island, and at its depths they found the gateway into a land of madness, Vintavne.
Feinnes Fourth Wall Lectures: Vintavne
This place is seriously harsh at times. Its large, its a bit more convoluted than the Sealed Ruins, and it is filled with an unlimited supply of even more powerful enemies than we saw there. The biggest thing you need to watch out for on the enemy front is called a Baal, it does brutal counterattacks when you hit it and can dish out massive hits when it gets turns. Try to Break them and keep them Broken if your gauge is low while you watch for an opportunity to smoke them with the guaranteed critical hits the Break status will cause.
The Dark Isle and Vintavne are also pretty much the only places in the game where enemies that can be Extracted into Life spawn. The Mana Clusters in Vintavne are one, but the real deal is the Super Puni on the Dark Isle. Its a red puni with a horned helmet and when Felt or Viese deal a killing blow on it you get a whopping 50 Life. This is never something to say no to and if you find yourself needing to farm Life this is the place.
Deep within the twisted paths of Vintavne, they discovered Palaxius workshop.
Video- Atelier Palaxius
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Its very inorganic and sterile I dont feel any life here.
Lets take a quick look around.
Theres nothing here
Noin had triggered something in the workshop by accident.
Theres an explanation here, in ancient writing.
Can you read it?
Yes, Ive studied it
The original Azoth sword was made to seal Mana.
It worked as well as expected, regardless of materials.
The personality infused into the Ruby Prism is what guards it.
The Crimson Azoth I am now creating
This Azoth will be a state of the art device, capable of sealing the unlimited power of Lilith
Once Lilith is sealed, it shall become the creation Azoth, Elzar.
All creation and destruction.
I shall finally have complete control over both.
This is incredible.
All creation and destruction! So he thinks hes a god?
We cannot allow such an evil entity to run loose in our world.
We must destroy him.
Look at this. Theres something over here!
What are you doing?
Poe had discovered another set of Palaxius Azoth notes.
Gurgus Cane, a Ruby Prism material.
I have hidden its recipe in the Statue of Marcus.
I have prepared the materials to Synthesize Gurgus Cane
Look, something came out.
System Message: Received [Ares Liquid]!
Yeah, all thanks to me.
It mentioned the Statue of Marcus, or something
I think Ive seen that in Grand.
The Statue of Marcus was indeed in the Grand region, at an unusual ruin.
Video- Gurgus Cane
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I dont see anything special about this place
When Viese tried to approach the statue, a horrible automaton attacked!
Boss Battle: Clockwerk
Clockwerk is basically Quetzlcoatl all over again, he hits harder but so do we and that sort of makes him a joke in the end. Blow him up with shit like Power Item and Ein Zecksdance and youll have your recipe.
Having defeated the guardian, they were rewarded with the recipe for Gurgus Cane.
System Message: You now have the recipe for [Gurgus Cane]!
Gurgus Cane Do you think you can Synthesize it?
It says it requires an item called Pigeon Blood
Isnt that the item from Poes wedding ?
Yeah, the proof of his love
Itll be a piece of cake, since we already have that material.
Wait! If I lose that, who knows what Mitsue will do to me!
Were trying to save the world. Dont be so selfish.
Thats what you always say
Lets just head back to Riese Palace for now.
They did indeed use Poes Pigeon Blood in the end.
Mitsue isnt going to like this
Calm down. You worry about every little detail.
That blood was important to me!
I know. Ha ha!
We need this cane to regulate the power flow during the Synthesis of the Ruby Prism.
Without this cane, therell be a huge explosion!
Yes, wed like to avoid creating another Lake Midgard.
We cant afford to fail.
Itll be fine. I trust in Viese.
I Ill do my best
And so they had all the ingredients for the Ruby Prism. Next time, well see what happened when they finished it.