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Dragon Warrior VII

by MaskedHuzzah

Part 59: Post 51: In which we retroactively produce a means of flight and defeat the mighty Orgodemir, Lord of the Demons.

Post 51: In which we retroactively produce a means of flight and defeat the mighty Orgodemir, Lord of the Demons.

To the Final Pedestal, and adventure!

Well, crap. Let's check with the fortuneteller.

Yeah, there's a shard we're missing. Where is it?
All right then, I'll tell your fortune for you. Dero dero, honia nara supi supi supi ha! Right! It looks like the top of a tower... It seems that a big dragon used to live there. But no one is there now... It looks like something fell there. That's basically it. If you don't recognize the place that I'm siing, then it may be a place that you have yet to go to. Ha ha ha!
The top of DarkDragon's tower in the present? Damn. How could I have missed that?

Back to business!

This doesn't seem all that special... and the monsters are old and weak - There's a ClockMech back from Falrish here, for crying out loud. Hello there, a Fane in the middle of nowhere! Hey, this was the fane with the flower that takes you under the sea!

fanes in the sky, but the power of the BlissRock wasn't strong enough, so we fell to the ground. We managed to survive, but I shudder to think about what happened to those who fell before.
Ah, travelers! Do you know the outcome of the battle between God and the Demon Lord?
We're not 100% certain, no.
I see, but with the world like this, the outcome is obvious. Is there no help left for us?
What's that in your hand? The BlissRock! God leads us, even now!
Good sir. You are quite advanced in age, but are you a soldier of God?
Did I hear you right? It cannot be! You are the Hero Melvin! Incredible! You are unchanged! So God sealed you away, too.
The fact that I've been released from my seal means that the time of the rebirth is upon us.
Indeed, God left us many miracles. My faith and hope now lie in His miracles, the BlissRock, and your bravery. Follow the lotus flowers, and you will find a pedestal bearing the Crest of God. If you hold BlissRock up to the sky there, this fane and the other fallen fane's BlissRock may interact. The fanes might regain the power to return to the sky. When all four fanes are in the sky again, life will begin anew.
Not long after this fane fell, our son died. He always said that somewhere in the world there still had to be another BlissRock. He set out in search of it, but he was attacked by monsters and never returned.
Back into the sea then, I suppose.

Do dee do dee do, more of the same, been here before, same old monsters.

I'm fairly sure that's that. Back to the present - I bet this kept the other two fanes from ever falling, so they should still be there.

Oooh! New shops!
From here, the people on the land below look so happy. With such peace in the world, what could possibly be missing?
And one last area...

Sadly, that is the sum total of accumulated knowledge in my life.
A flying rock, you say? Spectacular!
We will walk on, until that fateful day when we find ourselves in the realm of peace.
After so many generations, none of us have the power of the Soldiers of God anymore. That is the strongest sign that peace is around the corner.

It began with the gleam of a faint light. The BlissRocks' power flared, shooting from the four fanes into the sky. As years passed, a new existance was born from the focused energy. The BlissRock is no longer a mere stone. The life inside it can feel the prayers of man. Now, turn your ear to the Sky Stone and listen.

You heard it, didn't you? The Sky Stone was brought to this world through your valiant efforts. Use it as you wish. Fate is in your hands.
You have brought hope to the world. Reviving the fabled hero Melvin, and restored the BlissRock. You truly have been chosen by God!
I may be a deaf old man, but I can hear the sound of life. And I can feel you were destined to come here.
Though God's Soldiers are but a symbolic presence today, we'll always be proud of our holy lineage.
We've been using the BlissRock to gaze at the land below. One single island has become a web of continents and landmasses. But still, there is anxiety in the air. When will the truth ever be found?
The time to pray has come. Our prayers will soon be answered.

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expanses of sky before them.

So, now we're flying around on a rock. It's no Flying Bed, and it's so hard to see that we have to draw a circle around it, but still respectable. Wheeeeee! Wasn't there somewhere that I couldn't get at before...

Aha! Here's a place just north of Amelia... looks like a temple of some kind.

In this world, there's no such thing as coincidence. For example, a road to the past was opened by human ingenuity. Everything, including your coming here, was predetermined. I am a wise man of the past. I have been waiting for a long time. It is my quest to fulfill God's last hope and find a great hero. (He picks up a shard from the table.) Go ahead. Take it now. (Link picked up the ? Shard!) The pedestal for the Shards slumber in a man-made cavern deep beneath the ground. When the Shards are placed, destiny will lead a hero to the era of God's death. Go forth. Your true journey begins there.
In the past, people that looked like you were not... good people. On the other hand, you just gave me a shard of your own free will. On the third hand, now I have to go and fill up another pedestal. Well, let's go to this "man-made cavern", by which I assume the Excavation Site was meant. So let's go and check it out!

Don't you value your life? Get away from here! Monsters are swarming out of the cave down below! Run! Get out of here! ...urkkk!
Into the ruins!

That can't be good...

That has to be the least appetizing jelly I've ever seen!
Though he does have the same color as a good key lime pie.
And that EvilClown just isn't funny at all.

Odd, I thought they look exactly like the statues from the original ruined fane... Well, nowhere to go but deeper into that pit!


AAAAH! Further moose monsters!

Well, this is not reassuring in the least.

And that symbol is unpleasant as well. Oooh! A show!

Let me fight bravely by your side!
Demon Lord:- Ridiculous! Seeking strength from a stupid puppet like that... (He blasts Melvin somewhat)
Silence! It will take more than mere words to defeat me!

Mighty God, is this your doing? Why? Why would you? Let me fight alongside you! No... You can't! My Lord! Are you planning to die? (The Melvin crystal disappears)

Demon Lord:- With your wounds, you don't have the strength to destroy me now. Have you not begun to question your self-proclaimed omnipotence? I am the only true absolute in this world! And now I'll prove it to you! Die!

Demon Lord:- Grarrgh! Impossible! Where did you get such power? I am the ruler of all living creatures! I cannot die in a place like this! You'll pay for your foolishness with your life!

Demon Lord:- Ah ha ha ha ha! God is dead! I, the Demon Lord, have destroyed God with my own hands! But perhaps in my overzealousness, I underestimated Him.

Let's go get the Demon Lord!

The Protomechs are like the classic ClockMechs, only more advanced. The FlameToads, on the other hand, are one of the many types of enemy that gain a random element and a minor palette swap as the days go by.

You need to go south, here - the other passages just lead into dead ends with pit traps, delaying you.

I don't think we've seen this particular inanimate object monster before, but they all run together after a while.

Another accursed combination monster, the SheepDuck is an affront to nature. The CureSlime, on the other hand, is an alternate flavor of KingSlime who is better at healing magics.

I cannot be defeated! I cannot die! I am immortal! To oppose me is a grave mistake. I will give you fools one last chance to reconsider. You may die after enduring incredible pain and hardship, or you can die right now. The choice is yours!
What is life but pain and hardship? Let's do this!
You fools! Life is too precious to squander defending an unfit god. Allow me to demonstrate.

I don't care who we're up against. I have no intention of giving up any more ground.
Ugh! I've never seen such amazing power before!
Behold! Orgodemir, the King of Demons. He is significantly more powerful than anything we've faced so far, and is considerably more... fabulous than any other Dragon Warrior boss. For some reason, he counts as an undead monster. He gets two attacks per round, and uses them quite wisely. He has access to several incredible spells and skills, including his own version of DeMagic, Magma, Blazemost, and WindBeast. He has a flawless sleep inducing attack, and after some fighting, he does what most of his predecessors have...

He changes forms and gets much worse. Now he has Vacuum, Scorching Breath, his normal attacks deal twice as much damage, and can perform special charge attacks that do nearly 200 damage to one target. But after some close scrapes...

How? How did these puppets defeat me? Ah ha ha ha! I am the embodiment of all evil! I orchestrate the symphony of existence. Even if my body is defeated, my soul can never be destroyed! And as long as my... soul... exists...

We've... won?
It would appear so.
Well, then. Time to leave.

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Next time, on Let's Play Dragon Warrior 7: The resurrection of God, and other parts of the endgame.

Game time: 256:34

TinyMedal Count: 76

New Items:

New Monsters: CureSlime,

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

Level: 34-35
Class Titles: KingSlime, WyvernNite, HellShell, SheepLord, Novice(Thief), Marcolara, Phoenix, Armageddon, EvilDead, Sexy, Pandora, BigDummy, ThorRat, GoldGolem, Drakon, SoulEater, Leviathan, Machinoid, StenchPit,

Level: 33-34
Class Titles: Minstrel, TruTalent, Fool, Icon, Archmage, HighPriest, Prophet, Ragnarok

Level: 30-31
Class Titles: TruTalent, General, Master, HiPriest, Templar