Part 59: bye Wrap up & an ext SidequestsLast time, us were also late to protect against Mohs, and Ion died after reading the Score that the seventh Fonstone.
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Dammit, Ion... Arietta"s Answer
: ...You killed him! Anise, you killed Ion!
: Please, wait! It"s only due to the fact that Mohs had actually taken us hostage...: Papa, it is in quiet! Yeah, ns did it. Desire to make something the it, Gloomietta?!: Ion aided me for this reason much. This is beyond avenging Mommy, Anise. I"ll avenge Ion, too!
: ...Accepted!: Anise!: I have to finally settle things with her!: I"ll send who to tell girlfriend the time and also place later. And also I"ll never ever forgive friend if you run away!: Anise! A duel? This is foolishness! Can"t girlfriend talk about this? I"m sure Arietta would understand...: Mama, it is in quiet!: But Anise...: Shut up!
: Let"s split up and also look for her.: Yeah...I don"t specifically buy Anise"s action of no caring around having played a part in Ion"s death. Let"s go discover her.
: Sometimes, human being want to be alone. I"d favor to leave her to herself, personally. And besides, there"s something I"m much more worried around than Anise... Yulia may in reality have truly read a Score of destruction. If that"s so... Then what van is doing may actually make a particular amount the sense.Jade drops something large on us here, but we"ll get to that later. Priorities: let"s find Anise.Skit: thinking of Anise: Anise... Where"d she go? ns think i know exactly how she feels.: She"s being crushed by the weight of what she"s done. She"s blaming herself for everything. If we leave her alone... It"ll damage her.: We"ve got to discover her.I think we can infer that Luke is speaking from experience here.
She didn"t go far.Guilt the the Traitor
: Look, everyone"s worried about you. Oliver and Pamela, too...: Don"t speak to me around them!: ...Come on, Anise. Friend couldn"t have done noþeles differently. He to be holding her parents hostage.: No!
: Mohs bespeak me come report everything Ion did. Make the efforts to stop the war, safety time through you guys... I reported it all!
: Anise... That"s all-: Listen! The strike on the Tartarus, the ambushes by the 6 God-Generals, it"s every my fault!: Wasn"t the all due to the fact that you were concerned for your parents?
: When ns was really little, he acquired scammed for a ton the money and got deep into debt. Mohs bailed the out. Since then, my parental have operated for the cathedral there is no pay. I... Ns couldn"t disobey his orders...: ...I know.: I hated it all along... Ion was so trusting, it really hurt to need to lie...: Yeah.: But I... I loved Mama and Papa.: Anise... Girlfriend did the appropriate thing.
: Poor Ion... It"s every my fault... And now he"s dead...!
: Anise... Here, take this. Ns picked it up in Mt. Zaleho. It"s a fragment the the fonstone from the Score Ion read.: Ion"s fonstone...
: ...What execute you desire to execute now? execute you want to stay in Daath?: ...No. I"m going v you. Ns think the Ion would have wanted to help you, if he had lived.: Thanks. Let"s head back and see everyone, then.
I in reality go against the grain a tiny here and enjoy Anise"s treason subplot. As soon as you realize that she"s to be reporting ~ above our activities from the start, a many of events start to loss into place. Just how the God-Generals always found us being simply one amongst many. Ns can additionally see her motives because that it, too. Earlier in component 1, Anise had only traveled with us because that a bit, for this reason she had no reason to trust us with her hostage situation over just continuing to occupational for Mohs and guarantee she parents" safety. For the an initial half of part 2 Ion was mostly out of our party for this reason there was no reason to lug it up, and also in the second half Mohs wasn"t really acting versus us any kind of more, so again no reason. Climate come part 3 her parents are straight up taken hostage, and alerting the party at that point wouldn"t have worked to her benefit either. She had no idea whereby Mohs also had her parents, and if she"d called the party, castle couldn"t have actually done lot to help. Hell, they could have made things worse by questioning her to drop Mohs false info, and if he recorded win she parents were simply dead. Basically a many
to say the upon depth inspection, this is a pretty well structured betrayal plotline. Likewise Ion"s death triggers Anise"s transformation into a much more likable character, for this reason that"s quite bonus, too.
: It shows up you"ve calmed under a bit.: Yes, Colonel. I"d choose to continue to be with friend all and also think about what I must do from below on.: Stay strong, Anise.
: What have to we do next? It would certainly be tough to seek the Score further until the Order has been restructured. And also we don"t have the very first clue about where to search for Asch...: I... I"d favor to put Ion"s last reading the the Score come use.: You typical the bit around finding out how to clear far the miasma in Belkend?: You"re right. Ion sacrificed every little thing to give us the clue.: I agree. That"s all we have to go on at the moment.: That said... Us will have actually to resolve this concern eventually. We quit Van"s vision that a world where the Score can"t be read. However it"s no as if we fully support the Score, either.: Once things work out down, us should organize the summit about what to do with the Score.: Yes, you"re right.Skit: Regret: Ion... It"s all my fault... I"m sorry... You"d only lived a few years... I should"ve... I should"ve died instead...Yes, the was a one line skit. Here"s a longer one.Skit: Ion"s Legacy: So we rejected the Score, but now we need to rely top top the Score Ion check out to us...?: Ion said to law the Score as one possibility out that many. Us aren"t being required to obey it.: He desires it to be used for the future that the world... Not as one unbreakable rule, however as a overview in making decisions.: Ion"s Score is always accurate. Luke, are you speak you don"t to trust it...? Or you don"t desire to trust it?
: ...No, I"m not. I recognize it"s accurate. That"s why I"m following it. But...: If this walk succeed, you might be tempted to monitor the Score again in the future... Right?: How long can we go on speak "just this once" prior to it i do not care a habit?: So you"re walk to overlook Ion"s Score? Please, girlfriend can"t carry out that!: ...I won"t. I"m simply frustrated with this gap in between ideas and reality...Sometimes i really love this game"s writing. God damn.Okay, therefore I know this totally kills the mood the was just building from the last upgrade but... Ion"s death just motivated a whole new batch the sidequests to complete, so....Sorry.
At the very least we"ll have actually some an ext plot relevant skits along the journey.Skit: Two various People: Arietta to be truly fond that Ion, wasn"t she?
: As was Anise. Yet the 2 of castle were thinking of various Ions.: Ion was a replica, ~ all. The Ion that Arietta chosen is long gone...: How sad that those misunderstandings have actually led come a duel...At this point in the conversation Luke, Tear, and Natalia slide the end of the conversation, leaving Jade and Guy.: ...The exact same thing can easily have happened with Luke and also Asch.
: Natalia and also Tear, huh... Yeah, it can have.
: ...I recognize this is mine doing, however fomicry truly is one unethical technology.If friend haven"t been picking up on the hints, this replica business is starting to really acquire to Jade. He"s been having a lot an ext emotional outbursts together of late, and is speaking his mental too freely in locations where he"d usually inspect himself, bring about party members acquiring irritated with him. It"s unsettling to see his cool facade progressively slip away.
There"s a lot come cover from this point on, so I"m walking to it is in skipping a most the unimportant, non-voiced text in between the party and these no-name NPC"s. First up, we deserve to now get Luke his 3rd arte book. Once again, it costs us so much the party insists us truck it every the method to Luke"s mansion to mooch turn off his mom.
So the very same shit plays the end again. Luke supplies to do something for his mother (in this case, cook for her), the fucks it increase horribly, but Susanne is relocated by her son"s love and also gives him an outlandish sum anyway. Another party member comments on this, and she to reduce it come what is coincidentally the specific sum we should buy the book.
Slag Assault Is a pretty nifty earth arte. It"s type of favor rending fist, if it were slower, did much more damage, produced earth FoF"s, and also sent a small shockwave follow me the ground. It"s no bad.Next increase is the second half of Natalia"s artes sidequest. You remember, the one ago when we had Asch in the party, and also we had actually to van it every to harbor Sheridan to discover Gallant Barrage? I"m in reality going come transcribe this one, due to the fact that the dialogue is interesting.
: General Goldberg! What space you law here?!: Princess Natalia!
: This man is mine archery instructor. I will not permit you to mistreat him.: I would certainly not dream the it! We have come right here searching for general Steele under His Majesty"s orders.
: General Steele? do you average the blind basic Steele?: Who"s that?
: A Kimlascan hero who ruined the Malkuth military at the fight of Rotelro.: General Goldberg, I will not return to Kimlasca.: But His Majesty is came to for her health.: ...After I lost my sight, i reevaluated my life. I bid farewell come the me that could only live through slaughter. Please convey this message to His Majesty. The Steele who once taught archery is dead.: ...I understand, I"m sorry to below that.: General Steele... No, Master, are you truly blind? friend don"t show up that means at all...: It"s true. I can see nothing. But I can sense her Highness" presence. And that the the Necromancer that robbed me of my sight.: I thought so...: That was your an initial battle, and also my last.
: Nor would certainly I. That is exactly how it is ~ above the battlefield. Your Highness, I will now provide you my final lesson.: Yes, Master.: Of the artes ns used, this one is the many suited for her Highness.: Suited for me?: You have actually learned well, your Highness. My fonic arte, heal Force, is currently yours. This is a heal arte, and also it is truly worthy the you, her Highness. Please usage that fonic arte to heal your companions.: I will usage this arte for the benefits of my friends, and also for the services of the civilization of mine country.
Healing Force is a pretty distinct spell. Once actors it creates a ar that instantly heals party members standing near Natalia for a kind amount the time. The problem is that the variety of the arte is nice poor, so unless you run your fighters approximately her, it"s no that helpful.: Necromancer, as soon as the chaos of this conflict ends, execute you think the world will discover peace?: No... The may become peaceful temporarily, yet it won"t critical long.
: What room you talk about?! Kimlasca and Malkuth signed a tranquility treaty!: The order of Lorelei is ~ above the verge the collapse. It holds the potential come spark a new conflict. Unequal in fairy tales, the civilization doesn"t live happily ever after.: The Necromancer is correct. The background of mankind is the background of war. Peace does not last. That is precisely why that is precious.
: Yeah, we need to do every little thing we deserve to to make sure peace lasts as long as that can. What"s really vital is what wake up AFTER we"ve completed peace.Again: this game"s writing simply shines sometimes. Give me another JRPG v that realistic an outlook ~ above the future after ~ the game"s events conclude.
Okay, next. This guy and also his dog the man we rescued indigenous Aramis feather an update back have found some Ice-Nine, and also if us don"t remove it, it will germinate and turn whatever to ice. No, I"m not making that up. Therefore our party decides the ideal thing to do is chuck it into a volcano.
: currently I will ruin the entirety world...Okay, okay, i promise to prevent making Cat"s Cradle jokes.
At any kind of rate, this has the effect of solidifying the majority of the lava flows in the dungeon, which lets us explore some brand-new areas. There are two particularly important points we need to pick increase here.Mieu Fire 2
Yeah, we have one more Mieu strength to pick up. Well, not new per-say but... Well, review on.
: Luke, you"ve gained so smart.: You"re making fun of me, aren"t you?
: Luke, you really have to just gain use come the Colonel"s jabs.
: That"s harsh.: Fonons! currently the Sorcerer"s Ring will acquire even an ext powerful.: Wait a minute... I thought the ring could only hold three fon verses. The can"t acquire any much more powerful there is no engraving another verse, right?: I would suppose so.: Whaaat? and here i was getting all excited...: Mieuuu... I guess the display is over...: But it"s not choose anyone told united state the limit is three, right? Go give it a try.: You have actually a point. Let"s at least try and watch what happens.
: Well, did that work?: ...I don"t think so...: Hmm...? would you present me the Sorcerer"s Ring because that a moment?: Sure.
: The finish of the verse was formerly illegible from gift worn away.: So you mean...?: Mieu, shot breathing fire.: Okay!
: Hmm? it looks choose it walk a small further...: ...Hmm, yeah. Sort of boring, but...
: Not "kind of", seriously boring...
: What"s wrong with it? i think it"s cute.
: You yes, really do have a soft spot because that all points cute, don"t you?: N-no, it"s not favor that...: Is this every right?: Sure. The fon verse has been repaired, and the ring has its initial power back.: Well then, I"m happy!
Mieu Fire 2 is some seriously bullshit. It"s forced for a many endgame sidequests, but good fucking luck finding this there is no a guide? Let"s list the requirements:-Mieu Wing.-Rescuing Shu and also his dog from Aramis Spring.-Knowing come go speak to lock in Keterburg after ~ Ion"s death.-Knowing where precisely to climate go check out in the dungeon for it.Whatever. This new version does not ever go out, so the will take trip the length of the screen.
We"ll usage it to choose up one much more thing prior to leaving the dungeon.
That other thing being the Flamberge. Story vets will recognize this one. Though it"s unfortunately lot less an effective than the tools Guy and also Luke room carting around, I have actually a soft spot because that it since it"s literally a knife made out of fire.
Here"s a near up. I love the design, too negative it"s outdated. Oh well. We"re around to go pick up its equivalent in a minute anyway.
I"ll show this off, first. Mental this fonstone at Surrey Hill that us couldn"t reach? now that we have actually both Mieu Wing and also Mieu Fire 2, us can ultimately reach it. The price is a few chests through some decent loot, consisting of a bow because that Natalia which, if i didn"t have her arena weapon, would certainly be downright gamebreaking at this point. Okay, following up Mt. Roneal. Why? due to the fact that Mieu Fire 2 wasn"t obscure enough: we need to go deeper.
Heading deep, deep right into the Sephiroth, we find a path that forks.
One end, we uncover what is arguably the many annoying puzzle in the game. We"ll get earlier to this one.
On the various other path we find... An leave to the human being map?
Yep! It leads to a section ringed by mountains, covered by a snowstorm that prevents the Albiore from landing here.
As you deserve to see, there"s an additional entrance come Mt. Roneal ~ above the other side the this area. Us head within to this new back entrance.
First off, here"s the counterpart to the Flamberge: the Vorpal Sword. This one is a tongue of pure ice, and also again it has a cool style but doesn"t reduced it for our demands at this point.Interestingly unequal the Flamberge, this knife is just blocked by the reality that you need to take the back entrance come Mt. Roneal to get here. If you use the map glitch I confirmed off in the current bonus update, you can glitch yourself right into the ringed off area and grab this knife as early as the an initial visit to Engeve. While it"s outclassed now, the Vorpal Sword will rock the shit the end of noþeles in the early on game. Ns won"t lie: in my Unknown playthrough i glitched to acquire this knife ASAP, since fuck security 2 hours fighting the Liger Queen.
Okay, therefore what are we doing out here? Well, we have to set up a couple things so us can complete that insane block puzzle you observed earlier. First, we Mieu Wing up to this path.
Room 1 introduce a brand-new puzzle mechanic: irradiate the fire, the door opens. Simple.
Room 2 turns points up a notch: both fires must be lit by the very same flame, or the door won"t open. This is whereby you"d get stuck without Mieu Fire 2, due to the fact that the fire goes out before it can reach both torches.
and room 3 introduces the worst part of the totality puzzle, this mirrored pillars. You must shoot the fire therefore it access time the an initial torch, reflects off the pillar, and also then hits the second, all in one go. Gaining the ideal positioning for this is, you deserve to imagine, awful. Advice to those playing along: You deserve to use L1 and R1 to rotate Luke while standing still. This will conserve you much agony.
All this for this reason we can position one of the reflectors for the puzzle. Now we backtrack all the means to the back entrance area whereby we acquired the Vorpal Sword.
Heading to the north rather of Mieu Winging increase the tree leads united state to the puzzle"s floor floor. Have the right to you watch it? We must position all the torches so that we can stand in the spot in the upper right and also fire one shooting that will certainly reflect multiple times to hit all 12 torches.Now, we have to run every the means back v the human being map, and ago to the Sephiroth proper, earlier to the fork in the roadway where I showed you the block puzzle because that the very first time.
One well put shot, and puzzle complete.
This opens a door on the ground floor. Yes, we need to go every THE way BACK come the block puzzle"s floor again. Fuck this sidequest.
The door leader to yet an additional isolated area of the world map.
Symphonia fans may notice here the the monster models below are a shout out to Symphonia"s way of denoting monsters on the world map. The monster themselves don"t in reality look choose that though. The monsters in this back area are severe business, mainly being slightly depowered versions of bonus or surprise bosses. No, really.
What the hell, alternative versions the Sand Worm?! acquire out that here, ns haven"t even displayed him off yet!Okay however really, why the fuck room we out here?
This is why. The refined Flightstone, which ends our Albiore troubles. In enhancement to letting united state land in any type of terrain, it offers us a forcefield that we have the right to use come cruise right through poor weather. Crap you, nature!But yeah, this is even an ext bullshit 보다 Mieu Fire 2. There is zero indication that there"s also a whole earlier area come the Mt. Roneal dungeon, permit alone this being there. The just real nudge the game gives girlfriend is the we"ll be heading come Mt. Roneal really shortly again because that story connected purposes, yet nothing gives you any incentive to check out far enough in to find this. Hell, the party actually says they need to rush earlier out. This game.
Crusin" in style, baby!
Now the we have the polished Flightstone, we have the right to use it to bypass this whirlpool. Ns don"t know if I"ve presented this turn off before, however right alongside Ortion Cavern is another cave entrance, blocked by a gigantic whirlpool. Yet now the nature is ours bitch, us can obtain in.
Oh, and right in ~ the begin there"s a conveyerbelt puzzle that needs Mieu Fire 2 to proceed. I don"t obtain this: it"s plainly meant to prevent players without Mieu Fire 2 from acquiring in, however you need that still to gain the sleek Flightstone, which is likewise required because that entry. Why the double authentication?
Inside we uncover a bunch the cheagles that Dist has trapped in cages. The was using them because that fomicry experiments, but since they"ve abandoned Ortion Cavern he"s just left them come rot. We just use a the majority of Mieu Fire 2 to flip switches and get them out.
Oh, and also the winter gimmick of mirroring the fire returns in the kind of these giant crystals in the cave wall.
We go along till we discover this critical cheagle, i beg your pardon can"t acquire away because its escape course is blocked.
Luckily Dist left a large mining laser sitting around. Helpful!Oh, and the laser is on the same power supply together trio that replica devices surround it, so transforming on the laser way turning on the replicators, too.
Again, turning it on involves bouncing the Sorcerer"s Ring off mirrors. Is this just how Dist had actually to start it, too? exactly how annoying.
Fare thee well, cheagle.
Dist"s protection system: a ton of replica ogres.
This fight is fairly novel, in the you actually carry out fight six of them. That starts with three, and as you kill them the various other three trickle into the battlefield. We"ll check out this mechanic again in the future. However despite this, they"re still simply mooks, and also they loss easily.
If you walk to the Cheagle Elder, he"ll provide you the Dark Seal and Holy Symbol, i m sorry are key items that increase the expression of dark bottles and holy bottles, respectively. No too negative a reward, actually.Just two much more things, i promise.
First, we can get more of the catalyst weapons. McGovern has one that the swords, or more accurately his boy does.
His kid won"t fork that over till we discover his lost rappig. What the hell is up through these cursed rappigs?
Anyway, it"s 2 feet native town.
Easy enough.We deserve to actually gain one an ext but... It"s not in a next quest.
We need to go ago to the fucking exit Factory.I just... Why? What?! how the hell would anybody know to execute this? and also that"s not even the worst that it!
You Mieu Wing up a ladder...
Which leader you here. See that yellow switch? Mieu Fire it.
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This sends a second cart earlier up come the key dungeon entrance in Baticul. We take that one.
And there"s another catalyst weapon, simply sitting in a chest!
I have actually no words. Sorry, yet that"s every I deserve to take for now. We"ll choose up with the plot next update.Next Time: A forbidden strength reveals itself.Synopsis:Arietta flew into a rage when she learned that Ion"s death and challengedAnise come a duel. She said that she"d send a mediator to inform Anise the thetime and place, and left. Oliver and also Pamela tried to comfort Anise, yet sheran the end of the room. Anise need to be blaming herself because that Ion"s death, reasoning she deserve to neverforgive herself. Us can"t leaving her alone...we"ve obtained to find her. Anise called me the she had been following Mohs" orders, keeping watch onIon, all for she parents" sake. If it to be me, I"d probably blame Ion"s deathon that too, but Anise claimed that she herself had actually killed Ion, and also couldn"tstop crying. I felt sorry for her, but I additionally thought she was yes, really strong.So I provided her the fonstone from the Score Ion read on Mt. Zaleho, the onlything the Ion left behind. We then decided to head for Belkend, adhering to the Score Ion check out for me.According to that Score, we should uncover a means there to perform something about themiasma. Let"s to trust in the last Score the Ion read. It does go against ourtrying to remove the Score, but for currently it"s the only thing we have to goon. Ion, show us what we must do.