Oh, hey there. Welcome back to Let’s Play Legend of Legaia, by me, Dinosaur of Save File TV! Last time, we started to play the game, and it got sad pretty fast. We met Vahn, his dad Val, and his sister Nene. We also met his romantic interest, Mei, whose father died at the end of the episode. So… we ended on that note, maybe it’ll get better this time around?
It won’t. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!
Val: “That’s a good on. But hurry back at the first sign of danger! Vahn, be very, very careful!”
Nene: “I’m scared.”
We can talk to a bunch of villagers who are huddle around the door to the Wall though.
Elderly Woman: “That is the sound of something hitting the Wall from outside!”
Woman: “For ten years the Wall has protected us. I’ve always believed it could never collapse, but… I hope it doesn’t fail us now and allow the Mist to engulf the village.”
Other Woman: “If the Wall breaks, the Mist will enter the village and the horrible Seru will come in!”
Ixis: “Hey, Vahn! Did you come to check too? Look at them! Why does everyone look so worried? I swear, Rim Elm is a village full of cowards!”
Old Woman: “Vahn, look! The Wall is bending terribly! This has never happened before!”
Hunter: “There’s something out there. Something is striking the Wall from the other side.”
Hunter II: “The precious Wall that has protected Rim Elm… it could never collapse!”
Hunter III: ” We built this Wall with our blood, sweat, and tears! I’d be a fool to stand by and watch it come down!”
???: “Ah, quite impressive. Look how many puny humans survive.”
Of course, the Gimard isn’t gonna take this sitting down. It’ll get some licks of its own in.
These things are pretty tough for this point of the game, especially with only one character who is relatively weak.
Levels are pretty important in this game. I don’t know about my other stats, but you can see that in one level, my HP jumped from 180 to 223. That is a very, very good increase. I’m going to farm out another level in Rim Elm before all is said and done.
Val: “Mist itself is not harmful. You can even breathe in it. It is the Seru you must fear. Come morning, the wind from the sea will blow the Mist away and we will be safe. But the question is whether this door will hold until morning. If only there were someplace for us…”
Nene’s medicine fully restores us. It is extremely helpful when trying to grind out a level so close to the beginning of the game.
Nene: “There you go! Now you’ll be all right. Don’t push yourself too hard!”
Let’s see how everyone else in the village is doing…
Man: “Ha ha ha. This is the end! It’s all over. Everybody’s going to die!”
Well, sure is cheerful in here! We’d probably better check on Mei though.
Mei: “Oh no! That means the Seru monsters will come into Rim Elm! What should we do?”
Mei: “Thank you, Vahn. Maybe that would be better. All right, take me to your house! …Oh, wait a minute, Vahn! …Father…”
Mei: “Vahn, be careful.”
Woman: “I’m so glad to see you! I was all alone! I came here to get away from the Seru monsters. Hey, have you noticed that the Mist doesn’t come in here? The Genesis Tree is glowing. It’s radiating some kind of amazing power. The Genesis Tree is very warm. Vahn, go ahead, touch it.”
Meta: “Good! By combining our powers, we will rid the whole world of the Mist! Let us pursue the same destiny as human and Ra-Seru working together! Vahn, open your mind… Feel my presence.”
Meta: “I am too weak… I need the life force of the Genesis Tree to be strong. To revive the Genesis Tree, we need the power to change destiny. The power of the human spirit! Vahn, hurry! Hurry and assemble everyone here!”
WAIT, I HAVE ONE THING TO DO FIRST!
Now that we have a Ra-Seru, we now have a chance to absorb any enemy that has a little symbol next to its name (which denotes it as a Seru, and an element). In this case, the Gimard is a Fire Seru. Vahn is also naturally oriented toward the Fire element, so he has an better chance of absorbing a Gimard than he would any other element of Seru. So what happens when we absorb Seru?
It cuts off a bit there, but that’s 237 damage. That’s almost 5 times more than we can put out right now with a regular attack. Getting Seru is very, VERY important. It’s basically crucial to the game.
Anyways, let’s head to the Genesis Tree!
Music: Reviving a Genesis Tree
Meta: “Awaken, Genesis Tree. Remember the instant the heavens and the earth were born! Vahn, you too must pray! Harder! Pray Harder! To push away the Mist! To revive the Genesis Tree! Open your mind!”
Meta: “The Genesis Tree has the power to drive away the Mist and to make a Ra-Seru like me stronger. The Mist has left RIm Elm, but it still covers the rest of the Earth. Many Genesis Trees wait to be revived. Vahn, let us leave Rim Elm together to look for those Genesis Trees!”
Village Elder: “Don’t worry. He’s just in a deep sleep.”
Val: “How peaceful he looks. He must be dreaming about something nice.”
Music: Juno’s Funeral
Village Elder: “But Rem, our leader. Our great leader! On your sacred wings, take the noble souls of our friends to the Valley of Noaru! May their souls find peace and eternal happiness in the distant Valley of Noaru.”
Mother: “To the Valley of Noaru, dear. Far, far away. Beyond the sea.”
Child: “Is Juno going to come back? Will he bring us good things to eat again?”
Mother: “The Valley of Naoru is… very, very far away, dear. I don’t think he will come back.”
Music: Rim Elm
Village Elder: “Vahn, Rim Elm is saved thanks to you! You were truly courageous and I thank you again. However… It’s about our precious Mei. Her mother may still be alive inside the Mist! If you have pity on Mei, then rescue her mother. If you say yes, I’ll tell you the rest of the story. Will you do it?”
Village Elder: “Mei’s mother, Maya, used to work at Biron Monastery. Ten years ago the Mist came… and naturally we lost all contact with her. As for whether Biron Monastery itself still survives in the Mist… Unfortunately no one knows. But Maya is Mei’s only surviving blood relative! Vahn, with the Ra-Seru, I’m sure you can make it to Biron Monastery. Vahn! I’m counting on you. One more thing, Vahn. Keep this a secret from Mei… She will only be heartbroken if Biron Monastery has indeed been lost to the Mist.”
Well, we have another motivation to go out into the world, beyond just ridding t he world of the Mist. Mei’s mother might still be alive!
LET’S GO SHOPPING!
That may be true, dear readers, but it won’t get better. Ever. In fact, it will probably get worse.
It’s almost time to head out… we should probably say bye to Val and Nene. Mei is all locked up in her house though.
Val: “I know not what hidden powers that Seru on your right arm has. All this is too confusing for an old man like me. But I have faith in you! You have brought hope to Rim Elm in its darkest hours. As your father, I am very proud of the brave man you have become. Whatever you decide to do from now on… this will always be your home, and you will always be my son. Never forget that!”
Well… I guess it’s time to head out…
Mei: “Yes. I had a good cry. And making your hunting clothes took my mind off everything. Vahn, I heard from the Village Elder that you’re going on a long trip. Well, take care. And don’t forget to wear the hunting outfit I made you. And be sure to come back when you finish whatever it is you have to do. I mean it! You’d better come back! …I’ve never been good at saying goodbyes. So I have to go home now. I’m sorry.”