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Dragon Warrior VII

by MaskedHuzzah

Part 51: Post 43: In which we visit Lefa, figure out what to do with Bliss, and talk with the Legendary Hero.

Post 43: In which we visit Lefa, figure out what to do with Bliss, and talk with the Legendary Hero.

Now, let's go to the Lefa of the present! I think it would be west of Dharma... 'ello, wot's all this?

This is new... but we can worry about that later. On, to Gorges!

Crap... there's no place to land here. I have to get off and walk back.

Home... pant, pant... of the legendary winged Lefans. Whew! I'm sorry. I was just a little out of breath. Anyhow, do you think that the legends of people flying are just legends, right?
You mean that you've stopped? You can no longer fly around for my amusement?
What? Hmm... I'm surprised you already knew the story. Legends are more romantic than reality, though.
Sigh... I wish I could fly like my ancestors. I wonder how this valley looks from up in the sky...
Please, God, convince my mom to buy me a boomerang.
The Pendragon hasn't been seen outside for a while now. We're all afraid she's ill... or maybe worse...

No one's allowed in, so you might as well give up!
We're adventurers, so when we're told we can't go in somewhere, either we do something and are allowed in, break in, or wait for something horrible to happen so that the guards leave. I wonder which it'll be this time.
The kids around here sure are into the strangest things. They conked me on the head just a moment ago!

If you mess up, it'll fall right in!
Okay, give it a try.
I'm not going to throw mine over there! I just got it!
Come on! You won't get any better like that!
All right. Here I go!
... Aah, I better not.
What is it with boys? Whenever someone gets something new, they all have to have it. I hate people like that!
How will he get any better if he doesn't practice? All he ever does is conk people on the head with it.
My mom just bought this boomerang for me! I can't lose it now!
I heard that there's a stone that lets the bearer fly. I'd love to get my hands on that.
Too bad. That's mine.
A boomerang? If that's what you're looking for, you can buy one at the weapon shop. I wouldn't mind one myself.

reality. Through the natural course of evolution, they came to live on the ground. Perhaps this means God prefers land-dwellers over all other animals.
Ever since I bought my son a boomerang, all he does is play with it. I'm going to take it away from him unless he starts studying more!
Excuse me, have you seen Lunta? He's a cute little white pig.
The Pendragon hasn't shown herself around here in quite some time. In fact, if what I hear these days is true... Ah, I shouldn't be telling rumors to strangers.
The Fane is north of here, the Wind Tower is over to the southwest. You can see both of them from here on clear days like this. I doubt this view's changed much from ancient times.
If it wasn't for the wind, I wouldn't be growing half the vegetables I do. This valley truly is marvelous.
Let's hit up the Fane, now.

You're adventuring, right? You should go see Firia!
(Spittakes) WHAT? Firia's still here?
Who's Firia? Oh, that's what we call the Spirit Statue in this fane.
I came here today to pray for my family. They say your prayers get answered if you come here.
I tried to steal the BlissRock on an impulse. It was supposed to be here, but where did it go? Please, God! Tell me where it is, so I can get into the eastern shrine! Amen!

try to keep it down, okay?
I learned that a floating BlissRock was enshrined within this fane. It's supposedly a fragment of a floating castle, damaged during the battle between God and the DemonLord. Before being damaged, the castle was composed of four small fanes, one of which now lies far to the east.
I've got it! I've finally got it! Oh! Travelers! Listen to what I just discovered! Umm... I got so excited I forgot what I discovered.
'When this land faces a crisis, pray at the Altar of Wind.' That's a quote directly from the great Firia. I only wish we knew where the Wind Altar was.
Even servants of God get hungry, you know. Cooking for them is just as worthy a service to God as anything else!
Hello, my traveling friend! Did you get to see the great Firia?
Not yet, but we will.
Well, then, there's no time to lose. Go and visit her right now!
Unfortunately, there is already a fine priest at this fane, so there's no work for me here. I was really looking forward to being a priest, too. I just got my robe and everything!
Well, I know of a town where the streets are paved with parishoners crying out for a priest to help them in matters of faith, a town where all of the nuns are beautiful, a town not too far from Fishbel. We would welcome you into Grindton, the city that is all things to all people!
There's an immigrant town in the process of being settled? Wow! Such a place is surely a breeding ground for heathens! (He rushes off!)
He's an inexperienced new priest leaping into a town full of dancers, bartenders, thieves, and layabouts.
He'll be eaten alive
Huh? What are you talking about? Where is this?
We'll show you some other time, but long story short, Grindton is an extended political experiment where we're sending lowlifes and merchants to see who comes out on top.
That's horrible! God will never support such a town!
Care to make a wager? Later, later, we need to move on now.

Sweet! One step closer!
You must travel many difficult roads to reach Firia. The fane's artisans must have made it that way to protect her.

Wow! Another shard!

Good, good. Not many of the elemental shards left... but those non-elemental ones irk me. I wonder if we'll ever understand their mystery?
This door may only be opened by a member of the Lefa tribe. Do you wish to proceed?
Yes, please.
In that case, wait just a moment. (She opens the door) You may pass. The door will close right after you enter.

No one has any idea what it is. Ancient structures always seem to have their mysteries.

Oooooh... it spins and spins and let's dive in!

Another one of those portals back to the fane. Ho hum, Return is still much quicker. Let's look at that statue real quick.

across the land. And she has always watched over the holy wind that blesses us every day. Good travelers, do you know why this statue is called Firia? It happened a long, long time ago, back when the Lefans could fly. An agent of evil descended upon us and pushed us to the brink of despaid. However, a young girl worked together with four heroes to save the land. Her name was Firia, and now she is the namesake of this statue. Even now, nobody knows the identities of the four heroes. It may just be myth, but I think it's a wonderful story! I see you are also a group of four. May Firia bestow her blessings upon you!

What should we do next...
Didn't we hear about the BlissRock long ago?
I think we did Gabo, but where?

Way back in Post 21... posted:

My ancestors used to travel in a flying fane. But it fell to the ground when the power of the BlissRock waned. The survivors took the crash site and built this town from it!
Egads! Back to Mezar!

The Great Hero's been revived... and he's in Mezar!
Well, I was aware of that, but how were you?
If you don't believe me, go to Nicola's house and see!

(Nicola) Great Hero. Ragley! Link and friends are here!
(Ragley) Who did you say showed up?
(Nicola) Don't be silly! Don't you recognize them? These are the adventurers that released you from the crystal!
(Ragley) Oh! Hello. Um... Thanks for covering me.
(Nicola) Well then, let's sit down and have a nice conversation.
Yes, let's.
(Ragley) Sorry, but I need to ask them something first.
(Nicola) All the more reason to sit down and talk, no?
(Ragley) I need to speak about urgent matters concerning world peace. It's not the kind of thing I can speak to you about, Nicola. Please excuse us for a moment.

(Ragley) I didn't intend to deceive Nicola. I was just passing through Mezar when he approached me and started babbling about being some revived Great Hero. I went along with it and showed off a little magic. Now this whole village treats me like a king. If the truth got out, it would be a crushing blow to the village! Please! Keep my secret! For the villagers!
Eh, it's not hurting anything, so I'll leave you alone for now.
(Ragley) Oh, thank you! Thank you for understanding! Once I'm ready, I'll make up some excuse and leave the village. So keep this to yourself until then, all right?
Okay, then, we'll go to that little temple near that lake east of Falrish.

world will not last forever. God's Legacy must be found. The BlissRock will tell you when the time comes. Have you come to show me the time?
Behold! The BlissRock!
Oh, yes. This is definitely the BlissRock. The time has come for me to fulfill my duty. From this point on, I shall dedicate the prayers of our soldiers unto you. The flower floating in the lake is the servant of God. It will lead you to the BlissRock. When you have offered this stone to heaven in the land of the Crest of God, the path to revival will be made clear. The door is now open. Please go.

This is not unfamiliar...

Neither are these - so few flavors of undersea enemies. We'll walk a little while, go up the stairs and how did we get all the way over here?

Well, let's see what's over there...

More traveling under the water... I wonder where we'll end up this time.

I've overcome the pain of death and been reborn, but no one comes close enough to listen to me. Say, do you know where the Undersea King lives?
I know where *a* Undersea King lives.
Oh, you do! Could you ask him to change my appearance into something less detestable? I'll reward you. Please, promise you'll help me!

Another mysterious shard... I wonder when we'll find the pedestal for these. Let's keep looking around down here. Aha, a passage up onto the surface!

Time to use the BlissRock!

I wonder what we'll find up there?

Next time, on Let's Play Dragon Warrior 7!
We'll explore the city above the sky, and talk to several interesting people.

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