Part 63: Post 55: In which we learn a great deal, do very little, and get to the place we most need to go.
Post 55: In which we learn a great deal, do very little, and get to the place we most need to go.
Time to get back to Fishbel!
Oh! Welcome back, Link. I know we'll all be fine with you around! Oh, sorry, I'm in your way, aren't I?
What if that big ship started attacking our village? I guess I'd have to fight back. Hmm.
That ship appeared the moment the darkness lifted. Maybe the ship belongs to the Messengers of God! That must be it!
Do you see that pillar of light shooting up from the sea? It's almost as if it's beckoning to us.
Hmm. It doesn't look like a fishing or cargo vessel. It looks more as if it were built for battle.
Who do you think's on that ship? Where did it come from? Why isn't it coming this way? Do you think it's damaged? Huh? Huh?
That ship must be colossal if it appears that big from a distance. I wonder how it compares to ours up close.
(Mollie) I know it's a long shot. I'm so glad that you're all right, Link. I don't know what I'd do if something happened to you, too. Could you please go check out that ship with Amitt and the others? They might just know something more about Borkano. Please, Link! Go find out whatever you can. I'm counting on you!
No problem - I was planning on doing it anyway.
(Amitt) light, and then it simply froze in place. It's almost as if it's observing us. We're going to go investigate, and possibly make a preemptive strike. We should be all prepared for launch soon. I'm curious as to who or what is on that boat.
We're coming along.
(Amitt) Hmmm? You want to come along as well? Go right ahead. It can't hurt to have a few more capable fighters. Shall we get going, then? It's about time to leave port. Are you ready, Link?
Yeah - let's sail.
(Amitt) All right, it's time to start the voyage. Link and friends, I'm counting on you in case of an emergency.
Okay! Get up close and throw the rope! The rope's fastened, Amitt!
(Amitt) Okay, you go on ahead, Link. Be careful.
that! (He cuts the rope ladder!)
What was that sound?
Caddell! The mosnters have tried to attack again.
(Caddell) What? I thought we wrung out all of the monsters around here. Here, let me take a look! You idiot! Since when can monsters climb ropes? It's a person! Lower the boat and pick up the castaways. I'll bring this situation to Sharkeye's attention.
(Soldier) The great Marle de Dragonne have served our kingdom well, just as you had predicted. But no matter how many monsters he kills, they'll come again tenfold.
(King) Hmm. Yes. We've been targeted by the forces of darkness. Considering how much trouble we've caused them, it's no surprise. Tomorrow, Sharkeye plans to attract the monsters' attention and lead them far out to sea. Once there, he will dive into battle against them.
(Soldier) It's too dangerous. The Demon Lord does not take kindly to interlopers. Think about Anise and her unborn child.
(King) I know, but once Sharkeye makes a decision, it's impossible to shake him. Besides, with luck he may save our kingdom, if not the world.
(Sharkeye) Wise King, you understand completely!
(King) Oh, Sharkeye, I didn't realize you were here. How has your wife, Anise, been lately?
(Sharkeye) Sorry to worry you last night. We should be able to set sail now.
(King) Sharkeye, I'm saying this as a friend. You shouldn't set sail tomorrow. We have no idea how powerful the Demon Lord is. If you were to get hurt tomorrow...
(Sharkeye) If we don't do something, it's only a matter of time before we're lost to the darkness. I haven't given up there's no such thing as an invincible enemy. Don't worry. I won't go down without a fight!
(King) I see. I wish I could stop you, but I must also commend you for your bravery.
(Sharkeye) Yes. The people of Coastal are blessed by their great king. By the way, I'm holding a celebration onboard tonight with Anise. I'd be honored if you'd come!
(Caddell) before we leave Coastal! Change our course, due southwest! Hey, Bolongo! Don't just stand there. Send everyone but the fighters back to their cabins!
(Bolongo) Oh, yes! Yes, Caddell! I'll relay that immediately!
We're going to help fight the monsters, even if you try to stop us!
(Sharkeye) Ha ha ha! You're a stubborn group to have accompanied me all this way. I must apologize to you and everyone else who has followed me this far. The Goddess of Victory has not favored us in this battle. The King of Darkness' powers are unfathomable. But none shall die in vain. I need you help to save Coastal and as many other people as possible!
Sharkeye! We've got the Aqua Spirit protecting us! Let's finish off the monsters, so you can return to Anise back in Coastal!
(Sharkeye) Ha ha ha! It's about time I checked out the surrounding waters.
(Caddell) Captain Sharkeye!
You were right! There's a sea of monsters!
(Sharkeye) Ha! It's just as I thought! Now we can simply sit in sanguine expectation for the King of Darkness to appear.
(Caddell) Our people will stand by to the bitter end, Sharkeye. I swear by the seal of the Aqua Spirit etched upon your arm!
(Sharkeye) Caddell, my birthmark is just one small part of the Water Crest. I'm sure I don't have enough power to help the Aqua Spirit. All I can do is try my best to lead my people.
(Caddell) Sharkeye, you've got to return to Anise when all this is over. Consider your unknown child and the future of the Marle de Dragonne!
(Sharkeye) Ha ha ha! I've got to thank you, Caddell. I couldn't have made it this far without a mate like you. I entrusted the future of our people with my unborn child. You might not believe me, but I saw him in a dream last night. He was all grown up! He grew up find without me. I hope he can find a first mate as fine as you! Ha ha ha!
(Sharkeye) Time to swab the decks! I'm counting on you, Caddell.
(Caddell) Yes, sir! We've battened down the hatches! All hands ready? First, we'll bombard the side of the ship! Watch for monsters coming in from the stern! Commence fire!
You looked like you were having a nightmare. Are you all right?
Yeah... just an odd dream.
Of all the nerve! How dare they throw us into the sea! Why did they save us right afterward, though? I guess they didn't mean any harm. (A sailor comes in.)
Good! You're awake! The Captain has called for you, Link. Please come this way.
(Sharkeye) Thanks. You may return to your post now.
Yes, sir! Please excuse me.
(Sharkeye) Link, please accept my apologies for the rough treatment you received from my men. I have heard all about your adventures from Amitt. We have been set adrift in this world without much of a clue as to what's going on, but between your story and Amitt's I think I understand the situation. It is a most unbelievable story, I must say. To think that our ship was frozen for hundreds of years! Incredible! I suppose anything is possible underneath the pernicious reign of the Demon Lord. Master Link, I've heard your efforts have saved many lands. You have also helped the people of Coastal, right?
More than once!
(Sharkeye) Then, I imagine you're in possession of the AquagonSword. It is a one of a kind ceremonial sword was bestowed upon us by the Aqua Spirit. Before setting sail for the final battle, I gave the sword to King Coastal. The King always fought to protect his people, so I know he would have bestowed the sword upon you. If the story of your travels is true, would it be possible for you to show me the Aquagon Sword?
Sure! I've been using it to kill monsters, so it's kinda bloody. Hope you don't mind.
(Sharkeye) This is it. There's no question about it. What you have told me is true. So that means, hundreds of years ago... My wife, Anise... Master Link, I would like to speak with you alone for a moment. Please follow me.
(Sharkeye) now. We have been thrust into a world of darkness, with seemingly no hope of escape. By the grace of the Aqua Spirit, at least the ice spell cast on our ship has no effect in this world. To think that hundreds of years have passed since that hideous battle. Am I ever going to see my wife, Anise, again? Master Link, could you please hold up the AquagonSword again?
(Sharkeye) That mark on your arm! That's a section of the Water Crest! You must be...
(Sharkeye) veins with intensity enough to swallow the sun itself!
(Sharkeye) What's going on? The mark on my arm has disappeared! My dream must have been a prophecy! It looks like you are meant to carry out our mission, Link. The entire Water Crest is emblazoned upon your arm! The path has been decided. The Holy Flame that has risen from the sea has forged a passage of flames, indicating two paths for us to follow. One is to Estard, home of Link! The other is a route leading to parts unknown. There might be clues waiting for us down that path. There's no time to waste. Let's head that way for now. The ship can change course at any time. It's getting late, though. You should return to your cabin and rest, Link.
A Glowing, Blue Crest posted:
But being sealed away in this dark world renders such hope meaningless. Link, you have already awakened the Flame Spirit to help light the way through the darkness. With that kind of power, awakening the Terra and Wind Spirit's should not be difficult. I am the Aqua Spirit. I have been watching over you during my long slumber. Now I , too, await the moment of awakening. Once you have awakened the other Spirits, bring the AquagonSword to Rainbow Cove and pray together with the powers of fire, earth, and wind. Water gives birth to life, the earth cultivates life, the wind carries life, fire makes life flourish, and water is where life returns. Once all the elements have joined together, you will be released from this world of darkness.
Around daybreak, we arrived at this continent, laying at the edge of the passage of flames. If you're going to disembark, please exit from the bow of the ship. We will wait here until you're ready to return. Oh, I forgot to introduce myself. Bolongo, at your service. Whenver you are in need of rest, I'll be here to help.
Well, now we're on a floating castle, and I think I have a new dad. Let's check around a little bit.
The history of the Marle de Dragonne is long and full. I've lived the longest of everyone here. Just call me the Sea Dog. I raised Sharkeye since he was a baby. Indeed, you look much like Sharkeye when he was your age, Link.
(Caddell) everything to me! I know you'll be able to revive all the Spirits. The passage of flames ends here, but I'm sure it has lead us as far as it could to the resting place of the Aqua Spirit. When the time comes, she will guide us. All we have to do now is pray that our faith has not been misplaced.
Holy crap! There are five merchants on this boat! And a bar!
Sharkeye must be terribly sad. It's been hundreds of years since he lost Anise and their child.
Spirit, the heritage of our ancestors. We aren't just a bunch of ruffian pirates, bent on raping the land and pillaging the women. We have a legacy to uphold, as well.
across the horizon? A God who could create such splendor couldn't possibly do this. It must be some kind of mistake.
I'm sorry, I was distracted by the fact that THERE'S A CHURCH ON THIS SHIP.
(Sharkeye) leads to this land, and then stops. I seem to recall seeing this continent before. If the God of Flame guided us here, it must be an important place. We'll wait here, so take your time exploring.
Let's get off this boat and start exploring!
HOLY FUCK. That boat is bigger than most towns.
LINK! Do you know where this is?
This... this is Dharma! WE CAN CHANGE OUR CLASSES AGAIN!
Game time: 283:14
TinyMedal Count: 78
New Monsters: MageImp, IronKid,
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, WellDone, WingRoot,
New Skills: Magma
Class Titles: TruTalent, General, Master, HiPriest, HolyKnight
Class Titles: Master, TruTalent, HiPriest, Novice (Thief), Martyr, Minstrel, Fool, Icon, ArchMage, Prophet, Ragnarok, General, Gladiator
Class Titles: Minstrel, TruTalent, Fool, Icon, Archmage, HighPriest, Prophet, Ragnarok