Part 34: The Coming DarknessToday
Watch A Sick Cat
Yup. Now we wait for the end-of-the-year ceremony.
Sulpher Are you sure youre okay? You havent been looking good
Sorry. It looks like Im not gonna make it
Sulpher collapsed, he was barely breathing.
Did he die?
Its impossible for a Mana to die. But
He looks really weak.
What should I
Calm down. This is beyond us. We must rely on the teachers this time.
Y-yeah Lets take him to Mr. Zeppel.
We rushed Sulpher down, but even Mr. Zeppel didnt have much idea what could be happening.
Hm, whats wrong? Why is everyone so pale?
What happened here?
Hes been feeling sick for a while now. And then he just
Hmm. Ive never heard of a Mana becoming this weak
So you cant save him!?
Do something, you third-rate educator!
Its only natural for your position to be doubted in times of emergency.
Lets see. Maybe a medicine that recovers a Manas powers will work.
Oh, so there is a way! What is this medicine?
I dont have any right now. It has to be made.
Youll need a Moon Flower that blooms far deep in the Old Schoolhouse
My instincts tell me we should inspect the Old Schoolhouse. Lets go!
We had to leave Sulpher behind, though, and that meant I wasnt going to be much help
Yes, of course. Its a dangerous place, so you guys be careful.
Okay. Oh, but
Without Sulpher, I cant fight
What are you saying? Dont be so modest.
You can leave it to us. At least this time
Thank you, everyone
Alright, lets hurry!
Everyone else was willing to give it their all, though.
Vayne, dont force yourself. Just watch from the back.
Professor Feinnes Alchemy 200: Old Schoolhouse Closed Area
So, until the end of Chapter 8 we dont have Vayne. This means we cant Analyze, and we dont have the Variable Strike. We still have Finishing Burst, though, so its all good.
Video- Students of Isolde
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Yeah, hes not feeling too well. Vayne left him in my care.
I see Where are they?
Getting a Moon Flower. I was thinking of making a Mana remedy.
I see If youd like, I can take care of the cat.
Oh, are you sure?
I know quite a bit about taking care of cats.
Then thatd be great. Ill prepare to make the medicine.
Yeah, of course!
Was it obvious? I thought we hid pretty well.
Were you listening to our conversation?
Yeah, I understand. You want us to interfere with em, right?
No, not this time
We eventually reached the depths of the Old Schoolhouse, where the Moon Flower was supposed to reside.
Video- Flower and Monster
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Alright, lets split up and find this flower.
Hey, are you daydreaming?
Oh I just thought it was very strange
Strange ? What is?
Is it normal for a Mana to weaken like that?
Well, I guess. I mean, Sulphers doing it right now.
I used to have a cat when I was small. When she passed away, it was
That was Jess!
Quick, lets go!!
Jess had found the Moon Flower.
That was a loud scream. Are you alright?
I found the flower, but Over there.
The Moon Flowers seemed to attract monsters.
Thats a large number
Hmph, need you ask? Well take em all on!
Stay back, okay Vayne?
Be careful, everyone
And I was powerless to help
Boss Battle: Chimera
So, we dont have Vayne for this fight, which prevents us seeing his health bar or knowing what hes particularly vulnerable or immune to. Hes not actually vulnerable to anything, though, so its not a real problem. Chimeras big thing is that he uses a lot of Time Effects, so Roxis is pretty strong on this fight for his ability to Purify them. He does have a few relatively normal moves, but nothings really threatening. Youve still got big attacks like Dancing Blade Chaos, Flays big attacks, and low-health No Bullying even without Vayne, and theyre plenty enough to deal with this guy.
They defeated the big monster, but there were still swarms of little ones around.
Video- Unexpected Help
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Grrr! This is annoying!
Its right there in front of us, too
We thought we were in trouble, and a voice behind us just made us even more worried.
We dont have time to play with you.
WhattayaYou, I mean, we
Okay, calm down. Lets just do what we came here for.
Grh, why do I Bahh!
Huh? But, why?
Hey, what are you doing?
We were told to help you guys. Now hurry up and get that flower!
Is this another ploy?
Were so not trusted. Though after all we did, I cant really blame them.
How the hell can we plot something like this!? Just hurry up!
Im not sure why they helped us, but we got the Moon Flower.
I got it. Um
Hmph. Theres no need to thank me for anything.
Are you alright? Do you need help?
Shes right. You cant handle this alone.
Dont underestimate us. And theres no way in hell Id fight alongside you!
Thats what you say, but I think I know better.
Shut up! If you want to argue, we can do it at school!
Theyre right. We must get back as soon as we can.
Yeah Excuse us!
Umm, maybe you shoulda been honest and let them help.
Dont be stupid! Coming to their rescue to ask for help? Thats just uncool.
Youre so stubborn I kinda like that.
Nows really not a good time for that! Fight seriously for once!
If you insist.
We rushed back with it to Mr. Zeppel.
We got the Moon Flower!
Yes, thats the one. Alright, let me make the medicine
Huh? Wheres Sulpher?
Im still not sure what Ms. Isolde did, but Sulpher was alright!
Sorry to worry you.
Oh good. Youre better now!
A moments relief.
As you can see, you dont need that medicine anymore.
I suppose But, how did you cure him?
Just an hour on an IV.
IV? Of what medicine?
Who cares!? Hes better now.
Thank you very much.
I care for this cats well being, as well.
Dont get me wrong, he has improved, but hes on borrowed time.
What does that mean?
I wish I knew what she meant, though
It sounded like she knows Sulpher, too
And her parting words I have a strange feeling about that.
Its not a bad feeling, more like something is about to happen