Part 90: Chapter Sixty Six: Chain of MemoriesMusic: 03 Memories (Yua)
The player is given control and is allowed to roam the bushlands. Since all three doors to Infinity are shut tight theres really only one place we can go Gate.
All the houses are locked, and the only other NPC around just comments on Valeries wings before going back to whatever it is NPCs do in their spare time.
We can interact with the Dragon Statue, however.
: Intrigued by the strange church, I went inside.
Music: Please God
The Dragon Tear appears and immediately begins flashing.
: At first I was confused by the mans abrupt change in demeanour, but the Dragons Tear explained all.
: But I was not surprised by the Tears revelation. For I had fallen in love with him as well
Clearly it was the extremely manly beard that did it. Ladies love the moustache-beard combo. Joking aside, Im kinda eh on how this was handled. Ganer and Valerie falling for one another at first sight contradicts Lins speech about how true love isnt spontaneous and should grow over time. Its not a huge issue, but I found it a little jarring. Anyhow, the screen fades out and there is the implication of the passage of time.
: This world is so peaceful and serene I cannot understand how the Dark God could be absorbing power from it, but I will continue investigating
: Pardon. I was just praying to the Dragon God.
Clearly celibacy is not a thing in the Church of Eva.
: Well both pray that our second child will fill our lives with as much joy as the first.
Ganer, you poor bastard.
The player is given control again while Ganer prays. Lets head over to the church.
Upstairs we can talk to someone very special.
: Oh? So youve decided youre going to have a baby brother?
: Thats right! And hes gonna do whatever I tell him!
: But what if you have a little sister instead?
: Take good care of her, Ryu.
: All right, Valerie. Next we pray to the Lord Eva.
: The Lord Eva and His children
: It was not merely that I had worshipped the Dragon God all my life
: But I could not guess at precisely what
: I was then a mother of two, and thoughts of the growing threat lurking beneath the earth were pushed from my mind. But then
Music: Stealthy Shadow
: The village was under attack! The fiends from the netherworld had somehow broken through the gate and escaped to the surface!
: Begone, foul creature!
: Theres no end to them! Where are they all coming from?
The player is given control again at this point. The village is now infested with demons, but they wont attack you even if you get right in their faces. To continue we have to inspect the gate in the bushlands.
: The gate had opened ever so slightly, but even that was enough for the Dark God to send his minions through
: And in time, the seal itself would present no obstacle whatsoever to Deathevan himself. I knew of only one way to avert disaster and seal the gate once more.
: It was the only thing I could do to restore the seal. To transform into a dragon and seal the gate with my own body.
The Dragon Tear appears from Valeries eye and slowly falls to the ground.
: As my consciousness faded into an age-old slumber, I could still hear the voice of my dear Ryu
Music: Give Me A Change
: Ryu, what on earth are you doing out here? Its not safe!
: Papa? Where did mama go?
: Valerie? Come to think of it, where is she ?
The screen suddenly shakes, and a dragons roar fills the air.
: What what was that sound? Its coming from the mountain
: No its only asleep. Did this dragon protect us?
: But where on earth did it come from?
: What is this doing here? Valerie always wore this pendant
: Papa, where did mama go? Papa? Papa?
The screen fades out, and when it comes back Ryu and co. are back in Dologany.
: Thank you for telling me. Now that I know the truth, I feel a little more ready for the trials ahead.
We can now explore Dologany proper.
The big dragon statue acts just like a regular one.
Before I end the update there are some things of interest we can see here in the town. All of the children down here in the flashback have now grown up and their appearances are familiar.
As if we needed any more evidence that Patty is actually Yua.
: I hail from the Black Dragonbrood
This throwaway conversation confirms that the Light and Dark Dragon Clans from the first game reunified after the Goddess was killed. Also if you compare Rays official art with Jades from the previous game you might spot some interesting similarities, although thats pure conjecture.
The second half of Infinity lies beyond these gates. Well be venturing down there next update.