Welcome back to Legend of Legaia! It’s time for episode 5! I have nothing clever to say, so I’m just going to get right back into it.
Music: Mt. Rikuroa
Terra: “This cave won’t hold much longer. We’re almost at the summit! Don’t stop till we’re there!”
Oooooh, this is nice. Waters give +4 to whatever stat they’re focused on. A Power Water gives +4 to strength. I could pump these all into one character (probably Noa), or I could try and use them to make all of the characters have the same footing. I don’t know what I’ll do yet.
Terra: “Even in this horrible environment, you’ve grown into a fine woman. I’m very proud of you. Now I must tell you something important. Listen well. You may not know, but wolves like me do not normally speak. I am actually a Seru, a Seru attached to the head of this old wolf. I, Terra, who saved you from the Mist when you were all alone and raised you. I’m a Seru! But don’t confuse me with those common Seru, driven mad by the Mist. I may look like a Seru, but I am a Ra-Seru! I am impervious to the Mist. I wanted to watch over you, until you were a little older. But that’s not possible anymore. This wolf has reached the end of its life. The wolf will die soon. and if I stay attached to it, I will die with it.”
Terra: “With the power of the Genesis Tree at the summit, I can transfer from the wolf to you! Then I won’t have to leave you all alone. That is my plan. I have decided to stay by your side until you find your real parents! Now this mean old wolf is fully rested! On to the summit!”
This is a very, very important item. It’s the one you use if a teammate gets knocked out. Which can happen a lot. And I don’t remember, but either you can’t buy Phoenixes (Phoeni?) or they are very, very expensive. Either way, a free one is very good.
Terra: “This brings back memories! This is the tree though which I came to the human world. I was sleeping inside this tree, then suddenly… I was awoken by the sound of a baby’s cry. That baby was you, Noa. Your body was too small for me to attach myself to you. So instead, I chose this wolf. Now that’s enough talk of the past! Come on, Noa! Noa, there’s nothing to fear! Come this way!”
Music: Henchmen of the Mist
Zeto: “I will show them the consequences of helping those pitiful humans… It was I, Zeto, who destroyed your pitiful little camp! Had you submitted peacefully to the Mist and the Seru, your suffering would have ended! So be it! If you insist on struggling so miserably, then I will finish you off now! ATTACK, Caruban! Rip them to shreds with your fangs!”
Zeto: “Caruban! Kill them!”
Zeto: “Ha ha ha! That was too easy! You don’t fight as tough as you talk! Caruban! This girl is yours. Do with her as you please! Ah ha ha ha!”
Eugh… being older and having spent many a year immersed in the internet makes that statement much creepier than it was when I was a young lad…
Geez, sorry dude.
I’m pretty sure that’s what he said at the end of Episode 3… oh, this must be one of those “Meanwhile, back at the Ranch!” scenarios.
So Vahn fights the same enemies as Noa did, but he doesn’t have a heal bot. Luckily, he has a lot of gear, and also a Ra-Seru, which allows me to absorb Vera. If you’re playing along, MAKE SURE YOU GET VERA HERE. I cannot express how important this Seru is, now and for the rest of the game. Vera is a heal spell. Heal spells will ALWAYS be important, especially in a game as challenging as this one.
What is an item specifically tailored to Vahn doing in a random chest on a mountainside? IS EVERYTHING PRE-ORDAINED?!
Well, it’s a video game, so in this case, I’m going to say yes.
You can see the Vahn Fist is equipped now, rather than the Survival Knife. It’s just a nice little touch, a lot of games weren’t doing the whole cosmetic things at the time, and some still don’t even do it now.
Eventually though, we make it to the summit.
Meta: “Vahn! Let’s go!”
Music: Boss Fight!
Vahn casts Gimard a few times, but make sure to leave enough MP to cast Vera a few times if needed! My Vahn has 51 MP here, so I feel safe casting Gimard 3 times (it costs 10 MP per cast), leaving 21 MP. That means I can still cast Vera 3 times (costs 6) if needed.
Then Noa uses Tempest Break. Rinse and repeat. After Vahn is done casting Gimard, I’ll have him use Tornado Flame, and that should be enough to get me through this battle relatively unscathed. If I really need to heal both characters at once I have that Healing Bloom I picked up that I can toss out and then…
Meta: “Vahn! Let’s go!”
Music: Boss Fight!
And beating him nets us enough experience for both Vahn and Noa to gain a level! Plus another Healing Bloom, which is pretty awesome. I was about to have Vahn use mine, but Noa was able to kill Caruban before Vahn went, so now I have 2!
Meta: “Vahn, let’s help them.”
Terra: “Noa, listen well. You and I are now one. You now possess magnificent powers. You and Vahn must go on a journey to search out the Genesis Trees. The journey may be difficult, but remember that I will always be with you.”
Music: Mt. Rikuroa After Mist
Yes, we’ll do that. NEXT TIME ON SAVE FILE. DRAKE CASTLE, FREED OF THE MIST!