Part 10: The Day of Black SunChapter 9 The Day of Black Sun
Where last we left off, we recovered the Aqualith and defeated yet another evil beast of Kabel.
We are now free to return to Nohl, with no loose ends left whatsoever.
Everybody in town is talking about how we got rid of the Bishop. If you recall, Doplin just kind of walked out, following Avalon into his wacky portal. Of course these guys dont know that.
Youd think the sudden disappearance of Darakins central figure would result in some kind of social upheaval, but no, Darakins gonna be just fine as it is.
The game expects us to go straight back to Nohl, but theres more content if we leave and go back into Darakin.
Maya is standing in the streets, looking for Nils. We decide to play along.
Sounds good! Ill help you look.
Okay! Im going to look over there.
Maya heads off in an indistinct direction. Where she actually went is near the citys well.
We dont find Nils here, thats for sure. Hes actually hiding between the city exit and a shop.
Nils gives us a Dream Shake. Its a restorative item that gives you MP. We wont be able to get these regularly until we hit a certain new location.
Ah yes, The Simpsons.
Now that weve found Nils, we can rat him out. Unfortunately for Nils, Im not sure anything in the game changes if we build relation points with him, so
I saw Nils around the entrance to town.
Nils ask if we ratted him out. Funnily enough, its not a binding choice, and you can talk again to give a different answer. Nothing comes of it either way.
Hathaway: What!? I told you, this sword is new! Its worth 15000, easy!
15000 for a piece of junk? Your customers arent that stupid! 5000! Final offer.
Hathaway: Youre outta line, sir! Thats less than half price!
There isnt a man alive whod pay 15000 for this! 5000! Thats it!
Hathaway: Sir This is really .Okay, how about 10000?
Nope. 5000! Theres no way Im paying more.
Hathaway: Fine! 8000! Thats lower than a liquidation sale!
Hathaway: Grrr 7000! Im sorry, sir, but thats the best I can do!
You just dont get it. I told you, Im not paying more than 5000.
Hathaway: Youre an unbelievably stubborn customer! Fine! 5000 it is!
We actually acquire a Venom Blade weapon out of this. Kazan also gets the Haggler nickname.
As my general policy as Cocky Lang is to be nice to allies, we praise Kazan.
Legaia 2 Localiser: Kids love it when words are misspelled in a cool way, right?
Ha, ha, ha! Youre still young, Lang. You need time to get this good.
Hathaway will keep doing a crying animation until we leave. And leave we shall, as theres no more content to be had in Darakin.
There are, however, new camp conversations.
But then I finally realized that if this power is mine .then I had to accept it as a part of me
So, I decided not to run anymore. Im sorry I made you worry! Im Im all right now!
Maya were sorry. Were sorry we had to drag you into all this.
Are you really all right now, Maya?
Yes! Im completely fine now! Besides, no matter what kind of monsters we run into now, I can just blast them with my magic!
Um, is that a little too overconfident?
Nah. Good for you, Maya!
Oh give it a rest, Master.
I presume this conversation came from me using all of them in the Zoan Stoara fight.
I guess the Origins couldnt meet before, either
Yes. We dont usually show ourselves in public.
We work behind-the-scenes. Nothing to do with the common world.
What a loner! I like being outside!
We are of a different nature than the common world. Know that their worldly passions bring nothing but trouble.
Fine. Stay in the background, then! And rot there!
Please, stop it. Giving sermons isnt like you, Deva
This is a rare occasion, isnt it? I suspect thats his way of being happy.
Dont get the wrong idea that were friends. Im going to do as I please!
What a hot-headed Origin you possess, Lang. Does he take after you? Or is this your true spirit? Heh heh
What a lively journey this has become! I look forward to where it will go!
And now we finally head back to Nohl.
Go figure Lang being happy to save his village from death, Kazan.
Marcus: Whats the matter? You seem different somehow
Marcus I got it. I finally brought the Aqualith back!!
Marcus: R-Really!?....You!? You really, really have it!!?
..Yes! I brought it back!!
Marcus: W-Wait here! Ill go get everyone right away!!
But all of this was not your doing alone Only with the help of Maya and I, were you able to succeed!
Hmm? Do you hear me, Lang?
Yeah, I can hear you pissing on my parade. Look, I get you guys helped, and Im grateful, but why the fuck would you pick this moment in particular to demand I express my eternal gratitude? This is supposed to be about returning the Aqualith to my dying village, not who contributed what!
when you put it that way, maybe this was a bad time
The scene fades to black here, picking up here
Hawke: But You have You have saved us!
Hawke: On behalf of everyone in this town, let me express our gratitude! Thank you!
Hawke: Now .The hand that returned the Aqualith must restore it to its rightful place!!
Now Playing Going to My Hometown
Dein does a Tsk! before walking away. Little bitch cant even be happy when his village is saved from dying.
Hawke: ..Ahh .Tonight we must celebrate your success!
I just want to take a moment to share with you the goofiness of Galvans running animation.
Nancy gives chase, but stops to turn back to Lang.
Were now free to explore Nohl and interact with the grateful villagers.
Except for Dein, whos still being an asshole.
You mean not even imminent death by dehydration was enough to motivate that moron? Colour me surprised.
Im cooking up something extra special for tonight! But the ingredients are top secret!!
Kazan and Maya, theyre eating too, right?
Thank you so much I hope it wont be an inconvenience.
Oh, no no no! Its nothing special, but please stay and make yourselves at home!
Yeah, trust me. Its really nothing special.
What did you say!?
Youre right, that was incredibly stupid of me to say. Out of character, even
Well, I guess I have to let you off easy today. After all, youre the hero that brought back the Aqualith!
But its not like you got it back all by yourself, right? Just you, Lang? That would be impossible!
I mean I took down the Gather Crab, a sexually suggestive gorilla, and the MIGHTIEST knight in Darakin all alone. And let me tell you, the gorilla hit like a truck
Qu-quick!!! Nancy!! Somethings burning!!
*sigh* .A waste of a perfectly good meal
Ho-ho! You leave us for a day or two, and what do you know! You come back looking more like a man!...Right, Lang?
Im pretty sure I was gone for much longer than a day or two
Kazan Youve certainly worked wonders on this boy!
I suppose its up to me to thank you, seeing that Im the closest thing to a father hes got.
How about joining me in my room for a drink? You look like you can knockem back
Please!...Im used to doing this sort of thing
W-well, okay If you insist. Thanks. Well gotta start cooking all over again!
We are then free to walk about Galvans house.
*hiccup* *belch* Holy macaroni! Dish guys really shomethin Hes a bottomlesh pit!
Kazan gets the Bottomless nickname.
A very impressive selection! Lets try this one *gulp, gulp, gulp*
Goes down easy, and has a refreshing aftertaste!...Thats what I needed!
Hmm, we still have plenty left *glug, glug, glug*
Ahhhhh!! How bout it, Lang?! Nah, you probably wouldnt like it.
Its also very illegal anywhere in Darakin territory.
The only thing left to do once youve finished talking to people is to use Langs bed and sleep.
Now Playing Wasteland of Far Away Places
Guide your weight through your fist!
Combine your moves, both large and small! Focus and finish off your opponent!
You can see Nancy on the balcony in this scene.
Ho, Lang!! Youre finally awake.
Since you said that he was your master, I thought Id test him a little but look! Hes teaching ME now!
His style may be unrefined, but he has a lot of potential.
R-really? You think so? Gwa ha ha ha ha!
Ho! Lets be off then!
And Ill be going along to make sure that they dont get attacked by monsters.
Galvan and Boerto leave.
No matter what we pick, were going to Hunters Wood after Galvan. But we choose to ask for a lesson.
Master! Please! Give me a lesson too!
Ahh Thats what I like to hear. But here ?
We need some more speace. And I dont want you busting up somebodys house. Lets find a forest or a mountain
N-no, I was simply
Okay! Lets go to Hunters Wood!
And so we go once more to Hunters Wood.
We dont get far before we run into our first enemy, a pallet swap of our dear old friend the Bloody Wolf.
This is a scripted encounter for our lesson.
I will teach you the Sky Fang Art known as Divine Bolt!!
He proceeds to explain the attacks involved, and we pull off the Art.
Click here to see the Divine Bolt in action.
Ho! Nice job, kid! Now dont forget it!
Now that weve finally got Mayas ability to attack (and taken the Barricade Ring off her), lets go over how she works:
Mayas Arts are focused on using elemental damage. Every Art she has does a different type of elemental damage. Her basic attacks are all based on the fundamental elements, Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, but the Arts can also be Shadow and Light, for instance.
Maya is unique in that she cannot chain Arts. Each Art is a set attack that cannot be linked to another. It sounds less useful, but shes not completely worthless in a fight, and she can K.O. enemies just fine.
Maya says what I assume is magical sounding gibberish when using normal attacks. If theyre not gibberish, I wouldnt have a clue what theyre supposed to be.
Click here to see Mayas Art Exhibition.
Hunters Wood has a camp site like every other dungeon now, with a few new chats.
Our policy is nicety unless we can be cocky, so
Yep, Nancy sure is full of energy. Too much so for me to keep up with, sometimes!
I envy you I wish I had a sister like her.
Whoa! Nancy and I arent related. Shes Galvans daughter.
Really? That means Im sorry. I didnt know
Why would you apologise for that?
(I guess we DO look like brother and sister to outsiders, though.)
I I dont know, really
Sorry! Im sorry. I asked something I shouldnt have.
Whats with all the apologising? Im not that sensitive, guys.
Dont worry. I dont care about my real parents, anyway.
Im fine with Galvan as my dad. Even if he is a little uncool.
And even if he slapped me upside the head for every little thing I did wrong since he adopted me. And even if he keeps making sexist comments about Nancy.
If he heard what you just said, hed be touched and cry.
No way! I bet hed say Im UNCOOL?! and hit me!
Hmm Guess youre right. Ha ha ha!
With those out of the way, we continue on our search for Galvan and Boerto.
Every encounter here is the same: either 3 Saberwulfs, or 2 Saberwulfs and a Mad Hound.
Yeah, thats right, theres two pallet swaps of the same enemy in this dungeon. Mad Hounds dont even have any attacks Saberwulfs dont, just more HP.
We find Galvan and Boerto at the Gather Crab/Avalon boss fight area. Because everything has to be regularly recycled in this game.
Ho ho That certainly is quite the catch.
Aw, that was nothing! I am the Captain of the Vigilance Corps, after all!
Yeah, just like how you beat the Gather Crab, eh?
Yeah, just li-wait a minute
Suddenly, theres a flurry of noise.
The sky Whats happening to it?
It got so cloudy all of a sudden.
Storm maybe? But somethings not right
Now Playing Black Sun
This is creepy. The suns BLACK!
Argh! What are these things ?!
You two! Go back to town!
Wait! What are you going to do?
Dont worry about us! Just let us take care of this!
Cocky Lang is so badass he doesnt care that supernatural events are happening, hes going to boast anyway.
Well all right! But I want you to be careful!
Galvan books it out of there, presumably with Boerto.
Welcome to the third pallet swap of this dungeon. No, they dont have new attacks, theyre just slightly stronger than Mad Hounds. Were still in no real danger, and our Origins can obliterate them.
I wonder. There was a flash of black!?...then those things were suddenly alive again.
Oh, yeah. The one that was hanging in St. Joprians Church.
One, just said that, two, it wasnt hanging, it was a huge stone slab!
Soon the Eclipse will completely cover the earth, and a new world will be born
So is this the eclipse Avalon was talking about?
If what Avalon said was true, its got to be more than just this.
I mean, if we believe hes trying to destroy this world and create a new one then this is only the beginning, an omen. If something terrible is going to happen, itll come later Thats what I think.
Speaking of everyone, maybe it was a bad idea to have Galvan and Boerto run off into a forest likely full of resurrected hell beasts?
Oh crap, maybe
We now have to walk out of Hunters Wood, fighting all the new encounters along the way.
But first, lets sit down and have a campside chat while a supernatural event takes place!
Yeah. The bright sun has changed to a creepy black color. I hope nothing else bad happens!
I wonder if other places are all right? In any case, wed better get back to Nohl.
Oh look, pallet swaps of all the other enemies from our first time here! At least this is the first time weve seen a Klaw Ant pallet swap.
Now Playing Beast of Darkness
Exiting onto the world map, we see the world now basks in a healthy purple glow. Beast of Darkness has now permanently replaced Advancing to Far Away Places as the map theme. We first heard this track back at Kazans shack, looking at Avalons evil mist.
Aston, look at the sky!
Aston: Oh. Yeah, I guess that explains the panic.
Also all the monsters resurrected themselves.
Aston: information I would have liked to have known as the gate guard
Boerto made it out okay, despite having nobody but Galvan to rely on.
You mean Galvan didnt explain anything?
No! He just blitzed past me and ran into his room! I think I heard whimpering
Dont worry about me! Ive never seen anything like that before, but it was no match for me!
*grumble grumble* Overconfidence *grumble grumble*
Is the town all right?
Didnt you just come through town?
Uh, yeah, I just figured Id make sure nothing was wrong?
Yeah I dont think ANYONEs seen that before; especially not in Hunters Wood.
But you never know when well run into something like that again. Better be careful
Hawke: Monsters now mutating into ever greater monstrosities?...
You think that black sun had something to do with it?
Hawke: I do not know But it is ominous That black sun
Hawke: Galvan. I advise you to stay far from Hunters Wood for a while
Hawke: Fair guests, my apologies for the disturbance. Lang, it is time for you to rest.
We are once again free to move around.
Dein is determined to be a little bitch.
Despite Hawke urging us to rest, sleeping is not the way to move on. We gotta go outside.
Are we Are we going to become like those monsters in Hunters Wood? I dont I dont want that
We just brought back the Aqualith
Are we going to sit here and watch the world crumble right before our eyes!?
There must be something There must be something that I No!!! That WE can do!!
Lang You have spoken well!...
I feel very much the same. But that black sun There are too many things not known to us
He is a spirit A spirit that has lived as one with the earth from days of old.
Its possible If anyone can tell us about the black sun or the rot, it would be Reym.
So this Reym, Where is he?
In my home town Past The Forest Maze in a town called Yuno.
All right! Lets get going to Yuno!
Lang, Yuno is quite far. I am certain there are many who will be sad to see you go so soon after youve returned.
Prepare well for your journey. We will be waiting at the entrance of the town. Come when you feel that you are ready to depart.
We are left alone to say our goodbyes. However, despite what Kazan said, only two people meaningfully react to our intent to depart.
Dein, of all people.
Whats going to happen? I dont know whats going on anymore, Lang .!!
We get a dialogue choice. Either dither or be confident. The answer is a given here.
Leave it to me!! I got the Aqualith back, didnt I? This?...This is nothing!
Youve grown up, Lang...I can hardly believe its you
Huh? Uhhh, well
...our immediate plan is to go talk to an ancient spirit?
Its all right. Dont worry. I know youre trying to make me feel better. I appreciate it though.
But were really going to-
Yeah I hear its gonna be far this time
And Im going to try my best to do my part, just like you, Lang!
You make sure you come back! Ill be waiting for you with a big feast all cooked up!
Now we leave.
Which way is Yuno?
Its west of Darakin. But along the way, well have to pass through The Forest Maze
Whats wrong with the forest?
There is a strange mist in the forest It confuses the senses and makes one lose ones way.
Then what should we do?
Hmm, didnt Mizel Red Sand come up once before?
Its out of the way, but we should go back to Mt. Gabel to get it.
So its in Kazans shack? Hmm. Hmmmmmmmm.
Just saying one more goodbye
And that is where we will leave things for now.
Join me next time, where we realise that Kazans getting dementia. Also we probably reach Yuno.