Part 42: Chapter Forty Two: Jade Empire
: ! I know that voice! Its !
: Sara, youre alive!
: Yes. I was defeated and captured, then brought here. Unfortunately I wasnt strong enough to protect Drogan.
: If you had not done what you did, then none of this would have ever happened.
: Thank you all for helping Ryu.
: Ive been looking forward to the day that we could celebrate together.
: So have I, sister.
: There is still one problem.
: Tyrs Keys right?
: Yes, thats right. Jade, Zogs top commander, is still alive somewhere. No doubt he plans to continue Zogs plan to revive the Goddess.
: What do you suggest, sister?
: Is that even possible? And would it really stop Tyr from being released?
: Yes if done correctly. If the princess and the sorceress combine their powers with mine, it should be possible to shatter the Keys.
: Then we could end the threat of Tyr for good?
: Alright. Here, take the Keys.
: Excellent work, Sara.
: What whats going on?! Sara?! What is this?!
: Youve done well, Sara.
: Hello there. I dont believe weve met allow me to introduce myself. I am Jade, Commander of Emperor Zogs armies. Although, with Zog and most of his generals dead I suppose that makes me Emperor Jade now. Oh, and by the way
: Fiend! What have you done to Sara?!
: Are you worried about your sister, Ryu? With my spell, I have total control over her!
Jade teleports away
: Id love to stay and chat, but youll soon be dead anyway, and corpses tend not to make good conversationalists.
: Arrgh! Its not fair! Everything we did was for nothing! FOR NOTHING!!!
: Ryu, please calm down getting angry will not solve anything. Instead, we should look for a means to escape this place.
: *Sigh*, youre right, Ox. Im sorry. How about in the corner over there? Mogu, do you think you could dig through it if Ox weakened the masonry?
: I dont know lets take a look
: Hey, fearless leader! Look behind us!
: Ha. So miracles really can happen.
: Im not questioning it. Lets go!
: Hey, whats going on here?
: I am Ryu, and these are my companions. We have defeated Emperor Zog and are now in pursuit of his commander, Jade.
: Thats right. Now-
: Amazing! He dug through the bedrock like it was nothing!
: Lets follow him!
: Where is this?
: Ah! These are the slave quarters in Scande! We can just walk out the door and be back in the citadel!
: Nina, please take us to Agua!
: Of course!
Weve been through here before, so Ill just skip right up to the top.
: By the way, Bleu, what exactly is Agua anyway? It has something to do with the goddess, right?
: Yes. Agua contains a teleportation device linked with Pagoda, the tower where Tyr lies sealed. The device can only be activated by someone who has all the Keys.
: Ugh Ryu I cant resist him
: Sara, dont give up! You can beat him!
: No. No! Lord Jade is supreme!
: After her!
: Oh, my. You escaped? Congratulations! Unfortunately, it really makes no difference at this point.
: And so the towers of Pagoda rise once again. What a marvelous sight.
: You fool! Do you really think you can control Tyr, when an entire clan of the strongest beings this world has ever known could not?!
: Yes. Now I really must be going.
: Come on everyone! If we can catch up to Jade we can still fix things!