The Let's Play Archive

Dragon Warrior VII

by MaskedHuzzah

Part 62: Post 54: In which we can be stopped because we're on a mission against God.

Post 54: In which we can be stopped because we're on a mission against God.

Next stop, the Ruined Fane, to look for clues!

Huh? Somebody say something?

I think I've heard that voice somewhere before.
The voice came from near the statue!

A talking statue? Is it one of those Living Statue monsters?
I didn't know stone guys could talk!
Statue:- Link! Is that you, Link?
Statue:- Oh, Link! How wonderful! I was worried my voice would not be transmitted through the statue. It is I, Melvin!
I have something I must tell you.
Melvin! I'm so glad you're all right.
It sounds like you are doing well, Melvin. I'm doing well, as well.
What's happening over there, Melvin?
I am talking to you by way of my MindSpeak power. Pandemonium erupted after you left the Crystal Palace. God set forth and banished entire continents from the map, calling them the dens of evil. I'm afraid Estard was among their number. In questioning his actions, I was dismissed as a rebellious traitor. For now, I am hiding in the distant land of Coastal.
I see. Is there anything we can do?
I was suspicious of God's behavior, so I looked into it. In my findings, I learned of being of immense power called Spirits. The Spirits are guardians of the four elements - Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind.
So, we should go find the Spirits.
Perhaps they can shed some light on God's true motives. I suspect the Spirits may be located in those lands already cast out by God. I will look into the matter further, to see if I can reveal any more information. I will be in contact with you again, if I find anything. Someone's coming! I must go now! Farewell!
So, now we have to go find the Spirits... but I think we might have an idea where most of them are. I bet they're linked to the places that have little shrines in the map room of the Fane. Let's check down there.

Well, only Estard is on the floor again.
And all of the fires are gone!
Is that a door locked by the FinalKey in the back?

This one isn't working, but looks special. And we can keep going deeper!

Wait, there are at least two more pedestals now? Fuck. This is never gonna be over, is it? Let's see if we can find anything in those shrines now, I suppose.

working too!
It looks like we're stuck on this island.
Is crossing that ocean the only way for us to escape this island? It's pitch black out there.
Master Link, this is Melvin. Can you hear me? You are not able to travel to other islands any more, are you?
Not looking like it.
Those four Traveler's Gates in the fane may lead to the Spirits.
I remember the fire at the entrance wasn't lit. Maybe that's why it isn't working.
Perhaps the Traveler's Gate has lost it's power because the flame has been extinguished. I heard that it was a holy flame brought from Engow, but we obviously cannot obtain another from there. However, I believe that there is a similar flame here in Coastal. I will obtain it and transmit it to you with my God-given powers.
Yeah, let's beat God with his own powers!
What do you think, Master Link? Will you leave this to me?
It seems to be our best option.
Very well! I leave my life in your hands, Master Link. I am counting on you.
Wait, what? I thought you were handling this?
Good luck, Melvin!
We're counting on you, Melvin, you weird old man.
Please be careful, Melvin.

Are you sick or something?
No, good woman, I'm doing quite well, thank you.
I see. As long as you're all right...
Now, to get some Sacred Flame, we would need to go to the Great Lighthouse!

afraid you'll have to leave. If you absolutely must get inside, please get permission from King Coastal first.
Then to the King of Coastal! He should still be in the Halfling Cave.

(King Coastal) Oh, no. Now's not the time for such frivoulous matters. Ahem. Thank you for coming, travelers! Forgive my abruptness. I don't mean to be curt, but time is a factor. I, along with other world leaders, was summoned by God to the Crystal Palace. We listened intently, only to be taken aback by His words. I fear that the safety of my people, and perhaps the entire world, will soon be in jeopardy. It may already be too late. Our country may meet the same fate as the vanished lands. At any rate, why did you come here? It looks like weighty concerns rest upon your shoulders.
I have come for the PilotFire, in the effort to bring light to the people of the world once again!
(King Coastal) What? You want the PilotFire? Why? Have you been sent here as a servant of God?
Most definitely not, King Coastal!
(King Coastal) I see... You have also walked the halls of the Crystal Palace. It is believed that God's power is inside the PilotFire. Perhaps you speak the truth. I'll send word to the soldiers guarding the Great Lighthouse so you may explore as you wish. Be wary, though, for there are monsters inside.
Thank you, good King.

you may go ahead.
I think this is the third time for me to ascend this tower, and I doubt that there is anything new here.

I stand somewhat corrected. Having a purple pillar named the MagicPost as a monster is a bit weird.

Melvin, are you all right?
I'm glad to know you're okay!
How was it, Melvin?
I am fine, do not worry for my sake. I managed to obtain the PilotFire. Allow me to send it over. (He fiddles with the PilotFire for a moment.) How did it go, Master Link? Were you able to light the fire?
So long as the flame burns, everything is fine, right?

Well, that's one shrine active, so let's check out Engow!

anything! (An imp swoops down!) Ah! A m-m-monster? It's a monster!
It's just a MageImp, nothing too terrible. (Link slaps it briskly, it dies.) See?
Why would a monster want to do this? Help! Help me!
We'd best check the other torches.

out! We were told that we must never put the fire out, no matter what! How could this happen? M-Monsters! (He runs off, another imp flies down, and we smack it again.) Huff huff huff. You mean the monsters are coming because the sacred flame has gone out? O God of Flame, protect us!
Let's find the Elder!

(Pamela) There can be no doubt, however, that some sort of disaster is threatening the land.
(Chief) I can see it too. Now that I'm looking at it, Mt. Flame does appear odd. That being said, I have no idea what we can do about it now.
(Pamela) Now's the the time to resign yourself to defeat. There's no telling what could happen if we don't intercede quickly! Hey, what are you people doing here at a time like this? Has something happened?
The world has gone to hell in a handbasket! YOU WERE THERE! Also, your fires are going out.
(Pamela) I see. All right, come here, and tell me all about it.
Your lava is gone, your lights went out, and monsters appeared. I think that's a fairly comprehensive analysis of the local situation.
(Pamela) What did you say? Monsters appeared in the village? The village should be protected by the God of Flame. What? You say the lava is disappearing from within the volcano too? Hmmm. Chief! I am going to Mt. Flame. I must see for myself what is happening. You'll all be coming with me, won't you? Take me to Mt. Flame.
Sure. We'll be heading there anyway.
(Pamela) All right then, we're off to Mt. Flame!

(Pamela) you're so busy, but would you stop by my place for a bit? I have a favor to ask of Ilma.

(Pamela) Hmm. Seek it out now, for in time, you will need it.
(Ilma) That?
(Pamela) Yes, 'that'.
(Ilma) Understood. I'll find it even if I have to turn the whole room upside down.
Mysterious! Okay, once more, with feeling! On to Mt. Flame!

(Pamela) Has the God of Flame disappeared, as well? No... I can still see him... Come on, Link. Let's go deeper.
Then to the bottom we go!

(Pamela) My, my, my... I can feel a tremendous force coming from the depths. It seems as if something immensely powerful is lurking about. Hmm... We'd better be very careful from this point onward. Let's move on, Link. I feel... something... waiting for us.

This thing's not moving.
(Pamela) Hmm... It looks like the source of the power I was sensing is right ahead. It appears the time has finally come to use... it....... All right. Link, I just called for Ilma. While we're waiting for her, do you want to hear the story of the God of Flame?
I think it would be a good idea.
(Pamela) The God of Flame, we of Engow have been worshipping, used to be part of an even greater God... Or so the story goes. You see, God lost to the Demon Lord in battle long ago. But before he perished, God gave birth to four new beings. These four beings became the forces of nature- Terra, Wind, Flame, and Aqua. This volcano is home to the Flame Spirit, or what we call the God of Flame. Under his guidance, the people of Engow have been living peacefull for years. Well, you're finally here! (Ilma walks in, followed by a warrior.)
(Ilma) Huff huff... I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, Pamela.
(Pamela) Oh, not at all. Did you bring what I asked?
(Ilma) Yes. Here it is - a bottle with the FlameKey and the FlameAqua inside.
(Pamela) Good. I'll give this to you for the time being, Link.
Sweet! More things.
(Ilma) May I return to the village now, Pamela?
(Pamela) Sure. Sorry to call you all the way out here. Be careful!
(Ilma) Not at all, Pamela. Please, take care of yourselves. I'm sorry, sir, but could you take me back home?
Oh, no problem. All set? (They walk off.)
(Pamela) Use that key, Link, and let's go onward.

(Pamela) feeling. So, the magma that disappeared is still burning away underground.
(Pamela) This couldn't be... the God of Flame?
I've... strength... ... enough...
(Pamela) Hmm. That's it! Link, now's the time to use the FlameAqua! If you do, we'll be able to fan the flames back to normal! Come on, Link, use the FlameAqua! I'm sure we'll get some results then!

Whoa... that turned things up a bit.
(Pamela) This... This heat is unbearable. I feel like I'm melting!
Uggghh... I'm hot!
Wha... What in the world just happened?
It is time. My power... My power has returned! Arrrrrrrr!

then? So, humans, were you the one that woke me?
(Pamela) Are y-you the God of Flame?
No. I am the Flame Spirit... not a god.
(Pamela) The Flame Spirit? Well, whatever you are, can you save us from this darkness?
I refuse! I do not follow the orders of lowly humans.
Huh? Why? We already woke him up!
Hmm... The only type of human I like is a strong one. If you want to deal with me, show me how strong you are! Can you take me on?
Bring it, old man!
Heh heh! Excellent, mortal. I haven't had a good fight in ages. Prepare to die!

This is a Spirit! I don't really think it is possible to beat it, Link!
So, this is the Flame Spirit. He has lots of flame attacks, like Blazemost, or spitting fireballs that do twice the damage of Blazemost. He's got a lot of hit points, but only one action per turn. He's a former agent of God, so he shouldn't be taken lightly. But, with enough effort and a gung-ho die hard attitude, he is defeated.

Humans must have gotten stronger, while I was sleeping. Well, I must keep my promise. Hmm... So... Entire continents are being whisked away somewhere... All right, here goes! Arrr!

N... No! This evil energy... I feel it... It's from...!! I cannot take this on by myself! The only chance I have is if the four forces of nature combine into one again.
(Pamela) Where are the other Spirits?
They seem... to be asleep still... hmm... It seems that another large fane has been sealed away. This will be a perfect place to pass the time. I will wait here for the rest of the Spirits to awaken. (He cruises off to the southwest.)
(Pamela) The Flame Spirit... Not a god, but still powerful beyond human comprehension... Mmm?
Hey! What's this? (Link obtained the FlameCharm!)
(Pamela) The Flame Spirit dropped this. I suppose we can keep it. Now let's haed back to the village. We must tell everyone about this.

(Pamela) people have places to be too, right?
I suppose so - we need to find all of those other spirits or something, don't we?
(Pamela) Don't let up now. Our futures depend on you people. I'll be going now. So long.
It's brighter out, so let's check out Fishbel.

Next time, on Dragon Warrior 7: Releasing more elemental spirits

Game time: 279:34

TinyMedal Count: 77

New Items:

New Monsters: MagicPost,

Level: 36-37
Class Titles: ArchMage, Master, Admiral, BigBoss, General, TruTalent, Sea Dog, SheepLord, BeastLord, Faust, Chosen One, HiPriest, Martyr, Avenger, Demigod

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

Class Titles: TruTalent, General, Master, HiPriest, HolyKnight

Class Titles: Master, TruTalent, HiPriest, Novice (Thief), Martyr, Minstrel, Fool, Icon, ArchMage, Prophet, Ragnarok, Warmonger

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