Part 41: Chapter Forty: The Final Battle
Chapter Forty: The Final Battle
Once I had gathered together my troops, we set forth... to the blacksmith!
(Surprisingly, no trip to Gaspar! )
We returned to the Fortress, making our way through quickly.
(Not Pictured: Guard Ring, Master Garb, Mega Medicine, and Lightning Crystal)
Unsurprisingly, there were monsters and soldiers in the Fortress.
You know what happens next, right?
(This is the effect of the Double-Beat Rune. Hix will sometimes attack two different enemies. This dungeon is also the shortest dungeon in the game. It's only a handful of stairs and straight paths.)
We were nearing the floodgate, when we saw...
That just raises further questions. Did Viktor know about this before hand? (I like how Viktor speaks to this thing as if he were previously playing Hide and Seek with it. This boss was so incredibly boring, I didn't record fighting it. I just had everybody melee every round.)
Well, that was a breeze.
(For such a huge floodgate, I found it pretty funny that Viktor was able to just jump the height of it, and push it down manually.)
We made our way out of the Fortress, but on our way out...
: Hey, you're that Imperial Leader!
: Yes, I am the last of the Five Great Imperial Generals. I want to ask you, Tir. Why did you betray the Empire? Why did you betray your own father, Teo? Inciting rebellion, causing war, taking lives... is this what you call justice?
: The all-consuming flame... is this your answer? Is this what you want? You raised your sword against Teo. You will pay. Now. With your life!
(I didn't use any magic in the last fight, in order to save it for this one. I apparently had imagined her being harder than I remember...)
(Two rounds of that, and she was dead. )
: As I thought, I cannot defeat you. After all, you beat Teo. But I will not let you defile me. I am the Empire's... His Highness's... Teo's... Stop it, what are you doing?
(It's hard to show via Screenshot, but she had tried to throw herself in the burning oil, and Viktor stopped her.)
: Can't let a pretty lady like you die. Besides, you seem to have your reasons. Tir, we'll take this woman general with us.
: Master Mathiu...
: What happened?
: Are you all right?
: Sanchez! Damn you! What have you done? Why did you light the oil before receiving orders? Answer me, Sanchez!
: I'm sorry, Master Flik. I have been deceiving you all this time.
: I have been in the employ of the Emperor since the War of Succession, 7 years ago.
: Then you're the spy!
: That is right. In the days of the War of Succession, His Majesty was a wonderful man. And like everyone else, I swore allegiance to him.
(This was pretty easy to spot, even early on. Sanchez is the only person in your army who isn't on the Stone Tablet as one of the 108 Stars of Destiny. I didn't include any pictures of it up until this point for that reason.)
: hen the hideout was attacked and Odesa... Are you to blame for Odessa's death?
: That was the result. I won't deny it. But my heart was in pain. Being with you people, I began to question myself. Who's right? What should I do? Ultimately, I chose to remain loyal to the Emperor. At my age, it's difficult to change one's way of life. I'm sorry about Lady Odessa...
: Don't you dare mention her name. You haven't the right.
: I understand.
: I will not forgive you. In the name of my sword Odessa, I will take your head!
: Yes, Master. I have no regrets. But please remember one thing. I like you. All of you. Master Flik, you are immature. But that immaturity, that honesty, was something I coveted. And I'm sure that is why Lady Odessa loved you...
: Sanchez! Prepare to die!
: Master Mathiu.
: Are you all right?
: If you kill Sanchez now, and the troops find out that he was a spy, the morale of the Liberation Army will plummet. Administer the punishment later. Right now, we must prepare the Army and march to Gregminster.
: Don't be ridiculous, Master Mathiu. You're badly injured. If you move...
: There is a thing called flow in this world. There is a thing called timing in warfare. If we lose this opportunity, we will never defeat the Empire! Commander Tir, you must decide.
: In any case, we'd better return to the castle.
Back at Odessa Castle...
: My name is Cleo, Lady Sonya.
: What are you doing here? You are a traitor.
: Lady Sonya. I was always by Master Teo's side. So I understand how you feel. I also know about your personal relationship.
: How dare you! Shut your mouth!
: Lady Sonya... Do you think Master Teo hates Master Tir?
: You are someone who may have become Master Tir's mother. And yet you hate Master Tir. I cannot bear the thought.
: But I can never discard my loyalty to the Empire and General Teo.
: The expression on Master Teo's face when he died... was very peaceful. He seemed happy to have seen how his song rew up. Please remember that.
Hmm... I should talk to her...
: Then don't speak to me.
: ........... Don't forget that I hate you. Do you still want me to join?
: Our viewpoints are very different.
: .......... All right. I'll join you. But I won't help you fight. I'll stay by your side so I can watch you die.
That's just super.
(She is the 108th star, so check out the filled out Tablet.)
... Gremio... There was no time to mope around, I went to go see Mathiu.
: Now is the time to gather our forces and attack Gregminster. Commander, please give me the order to march forward.
: Let me tell you something, as a doctor. I won't let Mathiu go to battle.
: But I must. I have my responsibilities. I swore to my sister Odessa...
: Thank you, Commander Tir. A force of 20,000 remains in the capital. They will be desperate and dangerous. Please assemble all the Liberation Army troops. We must raise their morale.
Should be easy enough...
: Commander Tir, let us begin. Warriors of the Liberation Army! The time has come! The end is near for the cruel Imperial regime!
: Think of your friends. Think of your families. And fight for them!
: The ground quakes with the anger of the people. Their cries echo in the heavens. Now is the time to for this to end. (Game's typo, not mine)
Suddenly, the room was filled with light.
: My sister Windy is looking for vengeance against the entire world. Hundreds of years ago, my ancestors, the Clan of the Gate, were powerful people. But because of their power, they were massacred. Windy and I managed to escape, using the power of the Rune of the Gate. The Rune of the Gate is in fact two runs, the "front" and "back" runes, also called the "entrance" and "exit" runes. My sister carries the "front" rune, and I the "back." Their powers are connected.
: Then it was Windy who tried to kill you.
: To increase her power, Windy tried to take the "back" Rune of the Gate from me. That is why I isolated myself on Magician's Island, setting up defenses, and biding my time. Awaiting the appearance of someone like you, Tir.
(From this line on is the special events for getting all 108 stars.)
Listen, everyone. The 108 Star of Destiny have come together here. You are all travelers, stars that wander freely across the skies. And you have all assembled in this single spot. Together you will be victorious.
: Hey, wait a minute, there, sis. You said there were 108 Stars here. But you're mistaken. We're missing one.
: .......... Gremio
Thanks a lot, Captain Tact.
: .......... Tir, I shall show you the power of my Rune of the Gate. Soldiers of the Liberation Army, quiet your minds, and remember your friend.
: There's still some laundry left to do... and a new stew. Huh? What the....
: Cleo, Pahn... Y-Young M-Master... I...
: Such is the combined power of the Rune of the Gate and the 108 Stars. But what you have just witnessed is possible only once.
: The end of our war with the Empire is near. We have lost many lives. For our departed friends, and for the future, we must battle on. We must bring an end to this conflict. Under the banner of the Liberation Army, under our leader Commander Tir...
And so we marched towards the Imperial Capital of Gregminster...
: 100,000? Impossible. How could that be...
: Most of the 100,000 must be monsters that my sister Windy conjured up. I will return the monsters from whence they came. Rune of the Gate, reutn those monsters to the nether worlds!
How about using the Soul Eater?
: You mustn't. You must never use that rune.
: Inheritor of the Rune of the Gate, I will lend you power. Oh Dragon Rune, lend your inhuman power, the power that tears the sky apart, to this person.
The Last Battle!
: My name is hanzo, leader of the ninjas of Rokkaku. We hid out in the fields until this moment arrived.
: Chief Hanzo! You survived!
: Yes, but we had to keep it a secret. I'm sorry.
: Oh, no...
: You have come far, Commander Tir. We of the Warriors' Village have come to give you a hand. It has been a wonderful war. It's been such a long time since we enjoyed such a big one. Our father, Clift the Crusader...
: Hey Tir, we don't have time to hear the old man's stories. Let's charge into Gregminster.
Anything to get away from .
: And under very different circumstances from the time we escaped. Now all we have to do is take Emperor Barbarosa's head. Let's do it, Tir!
: Tir, I mean Commander, take me with you. I want to avenge Odessa's death with my own hands.
( LAST VOTE )
(You guys know what to do. Every character in the game is now available, so use the previous list, and add Sonya to it. 3 characters, 1 S range, barring the mage exception. We're almost there!)