Part 64: Stratum 3: Anathema Part 2 Boss: King BellionIn Besek only the strong survive and only the strongest rule. This is the only law of that grim realm.
- excerpt, Legends of Besek, Vol I
March of the Dark Queen
Its almost disappointing how weak he was.
Video- Anathema Part 2
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I use my awesome solid mercenary team, no point breaking up a good thing now. I could do this map entirely with the people Im forced to use now I guess but I wouldnt be able to capture the King like that.
The enemy group is just like the one we saw in Ashleys Tale, two each of Scytodida, Chiroptera, Aquamote, and Zerda are joined by King Bellion, who Ill take a second look at here.
Standard caveats apply to King Bellion, he always Counters and has reasonably powerful Earth and Fire magic. Hes surprisingly vulnerable to Physical status, but his defense and resistances to physical damage types can make him hard to capture if hes not Fractured.
I carefully deploy to allow myself to totally avoid the majority of the Majin on this map. I dont care about the experience I lose at this point, I can easily complete the game at the levels Im at.
- Kill stuff, maybe capture the King.
Here is a shot from my efforts to push forward. The goal is to NOT get a Chiroptera from behind, which would waste a lot of time. I do attract the attention of the near Aquamote, Chiroptera, and Zerda, but thats fine. The near Chiroptera does a brain-bendingly stupid thing and tries to fly all the way around to get me from behind, which is going to allow me to confuse and delay it later by moving at all.
And creation paves the way for more destruction?
What about destruction for the sake of destruction?
We get everyone pulled forward and indeed do avoid any aggression from the Chiroptera behind us. Now its time to strike and strike hard.
Your duties in this realm are over.
Not until I show you true destructive power!
We get started on the Aquamote and Zerda now, we need to get through them as quickly as possible.
Even an ancient Majin like him cannot comprehend Besek.
He must understand something before he can destroy it?
We blast the Zerda with a Malusphere, which already takes it down to the sort of health we want it to be at to Overkill it.
Your Stag legends might not be far from the truth.
So this is really him ?
We get a good shot in on the Zerda, and it responds by Bleeding Ares. More annoyingly, the Aquamote Freezes Raki. I cure these status effects and get ready to dish out some brutal loving on both the current Majin and the Chiroptera, who is finally making its way back to its starting position. Ares Bleeds the bat, then Thage smokes the Zerda with a Malusphere. We then Lead Raki and Alexei against the Aquamote, which takes it down to ten health.
He is well guarded.
Only the most powerful Light spell will break it.
Weve got that covered, though, I gave Thage a Sacrasphere cast just for this occasion. We keep weakening Chiroptera, and Aquamote heals itself. Chiroptera strikes back, and healing Ares back up gets Irina a level.
Starfire is Irinas special attack, its like a Shortbow version of Wisp Raid. Rather than Combo the Aquamote I just attack it with Alexei and Raki to bring it down low again, then blow it up with a Pyro II. Because Chiropteras a spoil sport who just had to evade Alexeis killing hammer strike from behind, I Combo it down with Ares and Thage, getting Thage a level.
Thage has gone up to A in Light now too, because shes overpowered as hell. Now we start getting ready to move on to the King.
If youre afraid, then enter my librum.
Youll be safe from the destruction.
I try to see if Light Attack can break the Aura, but its not enough so instead I get ready to bring Thage into range.
Hmph, I dont care for your opinions.
We have a mission, and youre in our way.
Sacrasphere does what Light Attack couldnt, and the fight is on. Raki immediately gets us going with a successful Bleed Attack, which is going to make him lose a whopping 150 HP every time he moves or acts. Just for jokes I drop a Starfire onto him with Irina, because while hes Bleeding everything is awesome. Ares stabs him too, but hes not beaten yet, especially with an Aquamote coming up as well.
Serve me, and I will give you greater powers.
The King blasts Ares hard with a Terra III. Raki gets started on the Aquamote with a Dual Attack, and Thage swaps the Kings Bleed for a Fracture with Terra III now that hes below 500. The Aquamote doesnt heal, but it does annoy the hell out of me by finishing Ares off. We get revenge by blowing it up with Thages fire magic.
Let us carve our marks into this Izels body!
You take too much pleasure in destruction.
We keep weakening the King, and get Alexei into position for a Combo since hes got our highest attack power. Now lets finish the job.
The path to the Throne of God lies beyond him.
I can feel it calling.
Thage and Alexei brutalize him and leave him Bound to the floor. Raki levels up from the capture.
Izel truly is the Goddess of Destruction.
The Throne of God awaits you. You have shown your power.
My choices have nothing to do with you, Majin.
And I dont answer to higher powers.
Hahaha, fate does not release you so easily
King Bellion Lv 23 x 1
Aquamote Lv 19 x 1
Chiroptera Lv 20 x 1
Zerda Lv 19 x 1
Now that weve reached the end, it is time to reappraise the usefulness of one of my companions.
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The Eternal Poison is up ahead, in the Throne of God.
Thage, dont listen to what he says.
Hes only planning on making YOU Izel.
Why you !
Its the truth.
Thage, dont let his poisoned words cloud your judgement.
Hes fooling you, Thage!
Even if we reach the end of Besek, theres no guarantee well get the Eternal Poison!
Thats not true! Its there!
Thage, Im here to help you achieve your goals!
I think the time for silly games is over, though.
Im sorry. You two fighting is amusing me, though.
Youre amused by this!? Im trying to save you from him!
Dont worry, I already knew everything you said.
I already knew Raki had other motives.
But I couldnt make it here without his guidance.
His power and wisdom where useful to me. Thats all.
You were using Raki?
Is there anything wrong with that?
He used me as well, so its a fair exchange.
Once I complete this librum, I will destroy the world.
Raki, Im sorry, but I wont be the Izel you wished me to be.
You can leave if you want, or you can stay with me until the end.
Its your decision.
But I should warn you, if you decide not to follow me, Ill add you to my librum.
What will it be?
And this could only turn out one way.
Retica, leave us for a moment.
Thage, my goal is the rebirth of Izel. Thats always been my goal, and I cant abandon that.
The Majin in Besek are attempting the same thing.
However, even if I reach the end of Besek, their plan will fail.
I cannot become Izel.
Domina iam sum.
Do you understand now?
Thage are you ?
Join me, Guiding Sage, and you will see the end with your very eyes.
Hahaha, I see now
Thage, I accept you as my master once again. I will continue to serve under you.
Hahaha, what a good child.
(Most unexpected )
(I suppose this is my fate, after all )
I dont expect well be back to Isapolis again after today.
Ive heard you located Beseks deepest sanctum, the Throne of God.
I dont know that I should reveal my sources to you
But you should know, much uncertainty lies ahead
Will you be able to obtain what your heart desires most?
Ha, reveal his sources.
Muse: Thats crazy! Well, good luck out there!
Come back soon, so I can perform a victory dance for you, okay?
Still, this was an amusing little place he created.
Basil: Are you heading out of town again?
For one so young, you are extremely committed!
Count Duphaston told me he was very impressed with you.
Please dont let me delay you from your mission. Off you go, now! Good luck!
Id ask him what this was all about, but of course he would lie.
Shivan: Yet I cannot see what lies beyond it
Could the end also mean the beginning?
So instead we do the only thing we can.
Leon: Are you Are you leaving town again?
I heard that the deeper you get into Besek, the tougher it is.
Please come back to me! And dont let your pretty face get scratched!
We set out for the Throne of God. The Eternal Poison will be mine, no matter the cost.
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