Part 60: Chapter Fifty-Eight: The Heart of CreationFelt and his friends charged into the Temple, ready to hunt down Palaxius and put an end to his horrible ambitions.
Yeah, and Palaxius is waiting for us at the end
Were coming, Iris.
And were gonna save you this time
Feinnes Fourth Wall Lectures: Temple Part 1
So, the Temple of Creation has a rather interesting layout. Every way you can go actually does lead forward even if it doesnt seem like it will. The trick is making sure you loot out the things that are actually worthwhile, especially since some of them can make certain characters become death, destroyer of worlds. Well see the first of those after a brief interlude that comes when we first make camp.
After struggling through the Temple for a while, they found a safe place to make a base camp for the expedition.
Noin and Ill make a camp for us to rest.
Leave the cooking to me!
Im going to take a look around. Poe, Viese, will you please come with me?
You got it!
Hey, Elusumus. Can I ask you something?
Azure Azoth: What would you like to know?
I was just wondering What happened between you and Palaxius?
Azure Azoth: Oh, I suppose I still owe you an explanation
Palaxius was my teacher.
You see, I was an orphan and he taught me alchemy, step by step.
No, thats not all. He taught me the value of life, and what it means to live a good one.
He was like a father to me.
I cant even imagine Palaxius being like that
Azure Azoth: He was kind and gentle. The kind of a teacher I was proud to have. And not for being an alchemist, but for being a man.
But, the power The power changed him forever.
The moment he realized it was possible to harness the power of Lilith, he had a new dream
He became an entirely different person.
I shall release him from his trap of greed.
Palaxius did not have a monopoly on personal agendas.
Azure Azoth: Felt, I have duped you into my personal business. For that, I am sorry
Dont be. I want to stop Palaxius, as well.
Lets release Palaxius
From his mad dream
Feinnes Fourth Wall Lectures: The Best Skill
An Alchemy Item in the next section gives Fee the best skill ever, Quick. This makes her often get to act again in half the time when she acts. Noin can also get it but Noin doesnt have the strongest single target physical in the game so its less important for her. If Viese could get Quick it would be pretty broken, but she cant sadly. Anyway, when you see a save point out of nowhere that sort of tells you one thing: boss fight coming.
As they approached the path to the Temples upper reaches, they found it had far more substantial defenses than theyd seen yet.
Video- The Divine
Watch the Battle
Careful! Somethings coming!
Boss Battle: Divine Judge and Divine Guard
This is a pretty fun little mini-boss actually. The Divine Judge is a caster and the Guard is a physical attacker. You want to focus on the Judge first, because she can heal. Keep her Broken as much as possible to minimize the number of actions shell get and build up some Combo, because once shes dead youll pretty much never Break the Guard. The Guard gets stronger and stronger as its health decreases, but once its alone you should be able to take it out with no real problem.
The creatures were nothing they couldnt handle, though.
Elusmus: Hes up ahead. I can feel it!
And deep within the temple, they found one final lithograph.
Whats this book?
System Message: Received [Ellis]!
You now have the recipe for [Cure Crystal]!
The Creation Mana Lilith.
She has always worried about Humans and Mana
Feinnes Fourth Wall Lectures: The Final Area
Theres two things to remember when in this area. First, of course, is that final lithograph. If you dont get a little scene, you missed one and need to bug out to find it. The second is the Aroma Material in a chest in this area, dont go forward without it because Aroma Materials are awesome.
They stopped just before the heart of the temple to prepare.
This stone will allow the holder to control time.
What kind of control over time are you talking about?
Either your time goes faster or the time around you goes slower. Its all relative
You mean, we can be as fast as Chaos?
Then this item is very important!
We should use it wisely.
Including the creation of the ultimate power.
So, what did you make?
A Cure Crystal.
It summons the protector of Mana, an ancient, holy animal that can heal any injury.
At least, thats what Yach told me.
I dont really understand what you just said, but Ill heal us, right?
I imagine so. It is the holy protector of Mana, so it should be very powerful.
Then theres nothing to fear!
Not so fast. It requires a lot of expensive materials.
So, its not easy to make.
Then, we should save it as a last resort.
Yes. Only use it if we need it.
Feinnes Fourth Wall Lectures: What Did Those Do?
The Time Stone is actually sort of disappointing. It is a speed debuff instead of a speed buff, so its not likely to work on anything that matters. Shame really. The Cure Crystal makes up for it by being incredible. Its an Elixir for the whole party and doesnt require a really unreasonable amount of elements to make, though it does use Life so we are limited a bit. The Mana Clusters here are almost always Life, though, so its pretty reasonable to farm Life here. Anyway, were ready to go for Palaxius, and well see him next time.
There was nothing left to do now but push ahead, and end this once and for all