Noa – Legend of Legaia Ep. 4

Welcome back to Let’s Play Legend of Legaia Ep. 4, with ME!  Dinosaur of Save File TV!  But you already knew that because you’re on our website, I guess.

Anyways, when last we left off, Vahn was at the foot of Mt. Rikuroa, our next destination!  Let’s get right to it!

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OH SHIIIIII…

Meta: “Let’s hurry to the top of the mountain! Our friends… our friends must be there!”

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Slow pan over Mt Rikuroa to a different location…

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INTO THE TOP OF THIS OTHER, UNNAMED MOUNTAIN!

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Hello, who’s this then?

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Say hi to our new recruit!  Right now, her personality doesn’t really come through since for some reason she decides to go all “Silent Protagonist” for her introduction, but she’s pretty awesome.  You’ll see why in a bit, but she’s probably my favorite character!

Music: Noa’s Dream

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WHAT IS GOING ON.

Music: Snowdrift Cave

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Terra: “Noa, you looked like you were having a bad dream.”

Noa: “Yes.”

Terra: “Yes, well, you should always remember your dreams, no matter how painful. Dreams tell you about the future. All right then, time for practice! Come with me!”

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Now we can run around! As Noa!

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Terra
: “Now follow me!”

Geez, lay off a little bit, would ya?

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The next area is kind of maze-like, but not enough to be called an actual maze.  Just a few dead ends.  I have no idea why.

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Terra: “So now it’s time for a test. The first question is…”

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These should be fairly obvious if you’ve been reading this LP at all.

Terra: “Good. A Seru touched by the Mist begins to act on its own and possess the human that uses it. So you must be careful. Now I will leave you. I will be waiting up ahead.”

There aren’t even any random encounters here or anything.

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Again, very, very obvious.

Terra: “That’s right, Noa. Soon you will be entrusted with the reviving of the Genesis Trees. How soon that day comes depends entirely on you.”

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Free healing item!  Vahn’s inventory does not carry over to Noa, so we have nothing in our inventory, currently.

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They try to get a little tricky with this one, but I’m pretty sure I’ve said the name of that mountain at least 5 times by now.

Terra: “Correct! It’s the Genesis Tree at Mt. Rikuroa! Mt. Rikuroa is located south of this cave. Although now we are trapped inside Snowdrift Cave, someday, someday… The day will come when you and I will go to Mt. Rikuroa together! Noa, I look forward to that day with eagerness. Now come with me. After using the mind, it’s time to use the body. Time for training!”

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Terra: “As I have always said, never get careless during practice, or you’ll get hurt. Touch the Red Piura or Black Piura sticking out of those holes to start fighting. If you’re not confident, fight the Red Piura. If you’re confident, fight the Black Piura. Ready, Noa? Begin!”

Like with Vahn, Noa starts off at Level One with no abilities, equipment or Arts.

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BATTLE TIME!  Time for the gifsplosion of Noa’s Arts!

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First, she has no AP, so let’s charge up that Spirit.  Even at Level One, her action bar is longer than Vahn’s, and when charged, we can input 5 commands for Noa.

So that means I can have her learn 2 Arts at a time!
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Lizard Tail + Acrobatic Blitz.  Noa is much more flippy than Vahn.  I never said this game was realistic.

And even without Spirit, we can input 4 actions.  I don’t think I pointed this out, but Arts are composed of at least 3 inputs, and you can combine them.  So say the last move ended with down, you can use that down as the start of another Art that begins with a down input.

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Most 3 input Arts hit only once, while 4 input Arts hit twice (not including the attacks it takes to get to the actual Art move)

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Also, I will totally admit to having a crush on Noa when I was a kid.  She’s just so adorable!

Let’s take on another Red Piura and learn some more Arts!

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We took some licks, but since we’re still only level one, the game is generous with the free heals.

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Terra: “Hold still while I lick your wounds. Noa, you must work on your techniques.”

WHAT THE HECK DO YOU THINK I’M DOING OVER THERE?  FLAILING AROUND LIKE A FOOL?

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Rushing Gale is one of Noa’s 5 input Arts.

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Well, we haven’t leveled up quite yet, but we’ve taken out all the Red Piuras.

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The Black ones can’t be THAT much tougher can they?

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Tough Love is Noa’s other 5 input Art.  The damage isn’t stellar, but it has a chance to charm an enemy (meaning they’re on our side for awhile), so this can be EXTREMELY handy in some battles.  If I ever remember it exists.

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Oh… they really AREN’T that much tougher.

I gained a level in there somewhere, but I guess I missed the shot of it.  Anyways, once Noa hits Level 2, we can have six inputs once we use Spirit…

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;_; it… it’s so beautiful.  There aren’t many standard enemies that can stand up to a Tempest Break.  Noa is my favorite character.  She hits like a truck, she’s fast, and she’s got an awesome personality.

Some of the Piuras get back up, but eventually we take them all out.

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Terra: “Now it’s time to return to camp and get something to eat. Let’s go!”

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Terra: “Now it is time for me to tell you everything. Now, let’s go over there. I must tell you something important.”

BUT SUDDENLY!
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HOLY FRACK.

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Terra: “We’ve lived in this cave for some time, but that’s the biggest earthquake yet.”

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Terra: “A hole must have opened in the cave. Be careful, Noa! It’s the Mist! They’re out there, in the Mist! Noa! Quick! We must hurry! We’ll follow the wind to the Genesis Tree! Hurry, to Mt. Rikuroa! Hurry, Noa! We’ve no time to lose! Follow me!”

GOD, I GET IT.  WE’LL GO TO THE DAMN MOUNTAIN.

But first!
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MUSHROOMS!

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SERU WITH DONG HORNS!

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BLUE PIURAS!

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Terra: “It looks like there are Seru up ahead.”

Yeah, it looks like there are Seru behind, too.

Terra: “I can feel the wind blowing here. Do you know what that means, Noa? It means we can go outside! Let’s head for Mt. Rikuroa and the Genesis Tree.”

HAVE YOU FIGURED OUT WHAT WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING AND WHERE WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE GOING YET?  WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME AGAIN?!  GO AHEAD!

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Anyways, Terra is in our party now.  We can’t control her though, and she’s pretty useless.  She’s just there to heal us if we start getting our ass kicked hard.

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Like so.

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But we can leave Snowdrift Cave now!  I wonder how long they were in there?

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Also, whoever lands the killing blow gets the victory screen.  In this case, Terra actually killed something, so it gets to be her team.

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NEXT TIME:  Mt. Rikuroa, maybe?

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