Part 45: On the Knifes Edges Edge
Earlier today, Sulpher took a turn for the worse.
Video- Sick Unto Death
Watch Things Get Worse
Whoa, is he okay?
If you answer yes Well, just dont.
Oh, Sulpher, your bodys so weak. You need more rest.
Maybe youre working him too hard.
I guess Dont push yourself. Rest up.
Resting wont do much
Should we go talk to Mr. Zeppel again?
He has proven himself unworthy time and again.
Oh, well, then Ms. Isolde?
Ms. Isolde, huh? Sure she fixed him last time, but
The other day, she left us to fend for ourselves. So in the matter of trust
Ill go. I dont know who else we can rely on. You guys can wait here.
If youre going, then were going. Right?
Of course! Move it! Move it!
We rushed down to Ms. Isolde, but she was no help at all.
Excuse me again, Sulpher is
Again, I see.
Yes Hes been feeling ill for a while now
Can you fix him up like you did last time?
Youve done pretty well. But shouldnt you know yourself the best?
Hes a weak master, you know I wanted to stick around a bit longer
What do you mean? You speak as if
I told you, hes on borrowed time. This cat is near its natural death.
Ive never heard of a Mana dying of old age.
Me, neither. But this cat is dying of age. Its the truth, I cant help it.
So, theres nothing you can do?
Hes barely holding on by spirit alone. He wont last long.
Thats just stupid! Old age? Thats impossible!
Lets go, Vayne! It was a mistake to come to her in the first place!
Yes Excuse my rudeness, but I cannot believe what you say, either.
Nikki, Anna, wait!
Excuse us Were leaving.
We had no idea why she wasnt helping us at the time.
Eavesdropping, I see?
If what you said is true, then its a good thing I did.
If its true Yes. Now would be a good time to make sure.
Dont be too rash They are, after all, students of this school.
It will result in protecting the students as well.
Though personally, thats not my concern
Jess did have one idea as to how we could save Sulpher.
Why are you so angry?
Well, why are you so not angry!?
Now is not the time to solve things with anger and foolish choices.
Well thats true.
Even if we had stayed, I doubt she would have told us anything worthwhile.
Yeah. But she helped us once I dont get it!
Stop fighting. Were all friends, kay?
But this poses a problem. Theres nothing we can do.
Yeah Oh, maybe!
You have an idea?
You know that Dragons Grave place? Where all the ancient dragons rest?
Well, yeah What about it?
Whenever a dragon dies, it leaves its life energy behind in that land.
We cant feel it, but Sulpher, a Mana might
I do not believe in that, but
Hmm We have nothing better to do.
Then we better get going!
Sulpher said he was good to keep going, unlike last time.
Its nothing. You are all overreacting
Still, I better not fight with you too much.
Youre too worried. Stop treating me like an invalid.
Professor Feinnes Alchemy 300: The Cave of Origins
Okay, so there are some cool things here. There are Steels on the ground to pick up, Dunkelhites to dig up, and you can fish up Dragon Tongues. That actually brings up the big thing to keep in mind, the monster you can fish up is basically a boss and you should not fight it right now. Its a small area and super slow on the fishing for once so you can easily avoid it.
We reached the deepest point of the Cave, hoping that it could help Sulpher. And as it turns out, we werent alone there.
Watch The Showdown
I dont think the effect works that fast.
Just rest here. You too, Vayne.
Everyone else Guard the area.
So, how is Sulpher doing?
He doesnt seem any different
If this doesnt work, what else can we do?
I told you, its no use.
Everything is useless I didnt say that just to be mean. Its the truth.
What if we just dont trust what you say?
You came all the way out here just to tell us that?
If you could explain it, it would help a lot.
Fine. Once you see the results, youll understand.
At first we didnt even understand what she was doing, we couldnt even imagine being attacked by a teacher.
I will defeat you right now. If you dont agree with that, resist.
Youre going to fight your students?
Are you serious!? Im so pissed right now! Youre gonna regret this!
Vayne lets do it.
No! Youre way too weak.
Shes serious Youll get hurt
I hope youre prepared.
Gr Sorry Sulpher!
But she was deadly serious.
Boss Battle: Isolde
Okay first things first, before we even talk about the fight you should probably watch it just for the music, which is awesome. Anyway, Isolde is a hell of a fight. Shes not vulnerable to anything, and is nearly immune to lightning. Im going to actually talk about what she does in specifics, because this really deserves it.
Sword Creation: A brutal attack that synthesizes a sword and repeatedly slashes a single target. This will do somewhere in the 350 damage range to someone and characters with weak defenses or low max health can easily be killed in a single hit by it if you dont use a Defense Support. Pamelas is best, since it will completely negate the blow.
Grand Gaze: A nasty Time Effect that does two hits for about 150 total damage and causes a lot of stun damage. If it hits someone whos been damaged a lot recently expect them to get Broken by it. Id suggest just Purifying the card if youve got Roxis with you, you dont need this extra damage.
Nail Blow: A relatively weak group attack for about 80 to the whole party. She doesnt do this much.
Baxim Bite: A decently large single target attack (somewhere in the 200 damage range) that also reduces your magic resistance, making you take more damage from everything else. Roxis can Dispel innately, and of course you can do it with items and commons skills.
Gravity Burst: A two-turn attack that does massive damage to the entire party. You want to have Muppys Defense Support ready for this, because otherwise expect the whole party to take three to four hundred points of damage.
So, what we need to do is endure everything shes throwing at us while bringing her health down as best you can. Come in with a Finishing Burst ready if you can so your first Burst Mode is guaranteed to stack up a fair amount of damage on her. Keeping Defensive Supports available is pretty important because when theyre not people are likely to take a LOT of damage, as she uses Sword Creation quite often. When you finally bring Isolde down, you get the recipe for the awesome Elixir, the ultimate healing item.
I have no idea how we managed to win the fight.
Bah, that was nothing.
You picked the fight with us. I find your teaching methods to be suspect.
I admit I underestimated you But, I did fulfill my purpose.
Are you satisfied ? What did you plan to get out of this?
I owe an apology to you, at least. I thought if you disappeared
Why are you so towards Vayne? Hes Theofratus His last
Thats exactly why.
Grh Im sorry. Vayne
But winning wasnt the point it seemed
Video- Life and Death
Hes used up all his power
Used up? So
That was the reason you challenged us!?
I said, it was his time I just made it come slightly earlier.
Theres no way a Mana can die of old age! I bet you did something to him!
As far as I know, fifteen years isnt that a normal cats lifespan?
A normal cat? Dont make me bust out my crime lab.
Vayne, please be okay
Sulpher Why arent you moving?
Please Sulpher I beg you
I think I blacked out for a moment there.
That voice ?
???: If you wish strongly, thats all itll take
Wish ? If I wish, then Sulpher will ?
???: Your power, is to wish
I just have to wish? Then, I wish
Sulpher Move Please stay with me Please!
I do remember a bright light I think.
Vayne! This is
As I suspected But this is
The important thing is that Sulpher is fine now.
Sulpher ? Sulpher!
No way Really!?
He moved Is he okay now?
Oh Im so glad
I feel like I was awakened during the deepest part of my sleep
Welcome back, Sulpher
Whats with all the tears?
Though, I wish I was capable of crying.
Never mind Were together again.
Ms. Isolde slipped away, were not sure where she went because she wasnt on campus later.
Then I guess I was the one who was unprepared
Still, everything turned out okay. Didnt it ?
In that moment, I rejoiced.
How Sulpher fainted, and got well the reasons. I just didnt care.
I thought it was good. Until I awoke from my happiness, that is