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Dragon Warrior VII

by MaskedHuzzah

Part 52: Post 44: In which we find two pedestals that we can't do anything with immediately, and we become the world champions of various things.

Post 44: In which we find two pedestals that we can't do anything with immediately, and we become the world champions of various things.

Hey! A sky city!

appeared from the land below! But I fear it may be too late. Still, welcome to our fane, servants of God.

you'd arrive! There's little time left. Proceed to the fane ahead and complete the Pedestal of Resurrection!
We have a lot of experience in completing pedestals, so I don't anticipate a problem.
We are very pleased that you came to the fane of the Soldiers of God. Long ago, our ancestors took refuge in the sky fanes. However, the BlissRocks that once held the fanes aloft weakened, and two of the fanes fell to the lands below.
During the Great Battle with the Demon Lord, God placed a BlissRock in each of four small fanes, infusing them with the power to ascend into the sky. But the Demon Lord's power was great, and God could not risk putting all of his power into the BlissRocks. Eventually, two of the fanes fell from their lofty heights. Now only this fane and the fane that contains the Pedestal of Resurrection continue to be sustained by the power of the BlissRock.
All we can do now is entrust our hopes to you.
Can you hear it? The music that makes no sound? I'm talking about the murmurs of power coming from the BlissRock. When all four fanes were here, the raw power created must have been unimaginable!
The Soldiers of God fought together with God and the Great Hero against the Demon Lord. When victory looked as if it was out of reach, God must have sent his Soldiers toward uncertain salvation in the skies. I wish we knew the truth. With two fanes already lost, soon the glories of our ancestors will be but a forgotten memory.
The BlissRocks that hold up the Fanes influence each other, feeding and growing. With four Fanes in the sky, they would have built up an immense amount of power over the years. But now there are only two left. If you want to go to the other one, ride on the stone that brought you here. The Revival Pedestal is located there.
My family's practiced for the Festival of God for years. I have something special to give you. This is the sacred costume that we dancers wore at the Festival of God. (Link accepted the beautiful, sparkling clothing. Link obtained the InnocentDress) Our ancestors wove this cloth using thread dyed in Rainbow Dew. Only Dancers are permitted to wear it. Please treat it with the respect it deserves.

Proceed to the Crest of God!

None of our current shards seem to fit this... not even the ? ones... making them even more mysterious. But that's all that's here for now.
Hey, if it's not a problem, there's something I would like to do.
What's that, Melvin?
I want to be the declared the most attractive man in the world.
I'm sure that I have no desire to learn why that is, but we'll see what we can do. First, we have to get you back in gear as a TeenIdol...

Let's see where that puts us...

Rank 15? That's nowhere near good enough. YOU WILL DO BETTER.

Dragon Warrior 7 Never posted:

Melvin acheived the self-confidence to excel. Appearance went up by 75!
I have acheived cosmic style. I can be stopped by no mere mortals in any such contest any more.

Son of a BITCH!
Who the hell is Rose? Let's see what we can find out, shall we?
And then we can... deal with her.
Gabo, we don't kill people.
But what if she's a monster... I've heard that really stylish people can look like monsters in bad light, and I could make a mistake...
No, Gabo. Just no.
Are you sure?
YES. We can do this peacefully. Really. But we need information first.

(Modina) rankings rarely change. Indeed, the top of the scale has barely changed in decades. I wonder what Rose, the champion, is doing these days? I wish I could meet her and find out all her beauty secrets!
Nothing new, eh? Well, I have one more place to check. There was an isolated house not too far from Dune... Let's check there, shall we?

(Rose) But now I lead a humble life, growing flowers in the mountains. Am I the same Rose who's number one in the Style Ranking? I was number one ages ago, but surely I've been bumped off by now.
Well, I was gonna...
Shush now, Gabo.
(Rose) My, I had no idea I still had the top ranking! I'm just a frail old woman now. Something must have gone wrong with the ranking system! I'm going to write a letter that I would like you to deliver. In the letter, I'm going to ask the Ranking Federation to strike my name from their list. They can't have me in first place forever! Could you please take this to the Ranking Federation?
I would be more than happy to do so. (Melvin obtained Rose's Letter.)
(Rose) Thank you very much!
Back to Litorud!

It's from Rose, the Style champion! Oh, this is a most unexpected development! (He hands the letter to Modina, and they have a hushed discussion.) I have confirmed that this letter came from Rose. As Rose wishes to retire from the Style Rankings, we shall hereby remove her name. I must say, this is a bit of a shock. Pardon my asking, but is Rose still as beautiful as she always was?
She's exactly as beautiful as she was the last time I saw her.
Ah, wonderful. True beauty does not tarnish with age.
I'd like to re-register in the style rankings, please.

In recognition of this feat, we wish to present you with a reward. Please ascend the stairs on the left, and the ceremony will begin.

ceremony will now begin. Will Melvin, the new Style champion, please step forward!
So that's the new champion, huh? Looks real good, all right.
Congratulations, Melvin!

The WRF hereby names you the World Champion in Style. I officially grant you this certficate and this Platinum Armor. Congratulations! Your looks are a treasure for all humankind.
This concludes the Style award ceremony.
That seemed kinda fun. I think that I'll enter into the Power rankings.

I should have done this awhile ago.

In recognition of this feat, we wish to present you with a reward. Please ascend the stairs on the left, and the ceremony will begin.

ceremony will now begin. Will Link, the new Power champion, please step forward!
So that's the new champion, huh? Looks real strong, all right.
Congratulations, Link!

(Marsh) The WRF hereby names you the World Champion in Power. I officially grant you this certificate and this ValiantRing. Congratulations! All eyes are upon you!
This concludes the Power award ceremony
I want to get involved, too! I wanna be the World Champion of Intelligence!
Are you sure that's a good idea?

Gabo, you're not on the rankings at all.
Not even a little?
It's right on the sign there... wait a minute. Are you smart enough to read?
We'll come back some other time, when you're smarter, okay?
Good! Now we go onto the next land!

... FUCK. We're missing one.
I've heard of a legendary fortuneteller not too far from Falrish - we could ask her where it is.
What the fuck, why not? Where was she, again?
In front of a cave full of machinery near Falrod Castle.
I remember where that is. Let's get over there.

Yes, we are.
All right then, I'll tell your fortune for you. Dero dero, honia nara supi supi supi ha! Right! It's a large lake. Ah, there is a gorgeous house in the background. It's a house owned by a very rich person. This is in the current time period. That's basically it. If you don't recognize the place that I'm seeing, then it may be a place that you have yet to go to. Ha ha ha!
Brugeo's house by the lake? We missed a shard over there? Let's check the place out again.

Here it was, in his hidden basement!
What do you mean, hidden? It was obvious!
Well, if you were looking from an angle above us, it would be really hard to see.
What does that have to do with you?
Quiet, you. Now back on to adventure!

TinyMedal Count: 55
New Monsters: SlimeWing, Vulgarian

Class Titles: ArchMage, Master, Admiral, BigBoss, General, TruTalent, Sea Dog, SheepLord, BeastLord, Faust, Chosen One, HiPriest, Martyr, Avenger, Demigod
New Skill: UltraHit

Level: 33-34
Class Titles: KingSlime, WyvernNite, HellShell, SheepLord, Novice(Thief), Marcolara, Phoenix, Armageddon, EvilDead, Sexy, Pandora, BigDummy, ThorRat, GoldGolem, Drakon, SoulEater, Leviathan, Machinoid, HoleDig
Mastered Class: ProtoMech, WarCry
New Skills: Quadhits, EvilSlash, CragThrow

Class Titles: Minstrel, TruTalent, Fool, Icon, Archmage, HighPriest, Prophet, Ragnarok

Level: 28-29
Class Titles: TruTalent, General, Master, HiPriest, Knight
New Skills: ScapeGoat, Vacuum, Berserker