Welcome back to Let’s Play Legend of Legaia on Save File!
I hope you’re ready for a lot of WORDS! Because there is a lot of talky-talking in this episode and not a whole lot else. But exposition is important! So let’s get right to it.
When last we left off, we had just defeated Caruban, and revived Mt. Rikuroa’s Genesis Tree. The party is looking a little worse for wear. Lucky for me i don’t have to trek all the way back down the mountain.
Music: Drake Castle
: “Is it safe? Will we be okay?”
King Drake: “So what we heard was true! One look at the shining Seru on your arms and I understand how this miracle occurred. I am Drake III, king of this castle. You have my deepest gratitude.”
Well, I never said Noa was the most tactful character.
King Drake: “What? Oh! Ha ha ha! Young lady, this is… this is called a mustache.”
King Drake: “Oh? Actually, I am quite fond of my mustache. Ha ha ha! So be it. Now I wish to hear more about what happened. Young travelers, come over here.”
King Drake: “So Vahn was heading to Biron Monastery in search of Mei’s Mother. My order to open the water gate must have caused you great hardship! I am sorry for that. But here, take this. It is the Water Key.”
King Drake: I know that you both are on separate quests. But I ask you to remember the horrible Mist that covers the earth. And that those like you, chosen by the Ra-Seru, have a holy mission. I have not the authority to command you. You have saved Rim Elm and Drake Castle from the Mist. But the suffering will not truly end until the whole world is free of the Mist!”
King Drake: “No, ha ha ha! That’s ‘supper.’ ‘Suffer’ means to be very sad.”
King Drake: “Yes, I agree with Noa. Ha ha ha! I will detain you no further. Please continue on your journey. I will pray hard for a safe trip. Good luck!”
Music: Noa’s Dream
Music: Drake Castle.
Woman: “To be honest, I was very afraid. But now I am glad that I trusted in King Drake.”
Other Woman: “Before the Mist came here, I heard a rumor… that the Mist comes from devices called Mist Generators located all over the world.”
Woman: “I went there once when I was young. It’s such a beautiful village.”
Woman: “I remember almost nothing about that period. It was like a long nightmare.”
Old Woman: “When I was a Seru monster, it was almost like being dead. But you liberated us from death. You gave us a fresh start on life.”
Researcher: “Hmm. The name sounds familiar, but I can’t remember where I heard it.”
Researcher 2: “I am the Court Professor. I am like a scientist with a castle. It is my job to advise King Drake. I was the one who devised the plan to wear Seru and surrender to the Mist.”
Researcher 3: “There are indeed many legends of the Genesis Trees. That they are not of the human world, that they will flower when the world is in danger… Come to think of it, I have also heard that the Genesis Trees are cradles of Holy Seru.”
Researcher 4: “We did determine that the Genesis Tree at Mt. Rikuroa has the power to drive back the Mist. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee that the power will last forever. The only real solution is to destroy the source, the Mist Generator in the northeast.”
Woman: “H-How could you? I’m sorry. I guess I should have expected that. But please! Don’t tell anyone what you read in my diary!”
Woman: “Well then, you might like to know that Drake Kingdom has four Genesis Trees, they say. One in Rim Elm. Another at Mt. Rikuroa. The other two are in the forest north of the Biron Monastery.”
Guy: “After the Mist came, perhaps he was killed by the Seru. He left us a keepsake, a book called ‘The Secrets of Biron.’ Do you wish to read it? It’s a very long book. Which chapter do you wish to read?”
: “A Robust Boy”
Guy: “The techniques herein bestow the mighty powers of heaven and earth. The secret of this technique is… Ah-ha, Vahn, so you already know the Charging Scorch. Now would you like to read another chapter?”
: “A Powerful Warrior-Monk.”
Guy: “There seem to be no warrior-monks here, so there should be no use in reading this. Ha ha ha!”
Anyways… moving on…
There’s another Healing Bloom in that Treasure Chest.
Woman: “By the King’s orders, I threw all the Seru in the castle into the river.”
Old Woman: “You guys got the Water Key from the King, right? Then use it to close the Water Gate outside.”
Old Man: “To the east, beyond the river by the castle, is Biron Monastery! Many warrior-monks are there!”
Dude: “Are you planning to go to Biron Monastery now? Biron Monastery might be enveloped in the Mist. Ra-Seru might not be enough. Before you go, buy weapons and armor to protect yourself and things to heal your bodies.”
Old Man: “To resume business upon recovering from the nightmare of the Mist… That family sure is tough.”
Woman: “To get to the Sebucus Islands in the north, head northeast and follow the river upstream.”
Man: “Umm… you should be able to stay in the back room of the castle for free. But if you want to spend your money, I won’t stop you.”
Guard: “You can use the Water Key King Drake gave you to stop the river’s flow. Cross the river and go east along the northern mountains. You’ll come to Biron Monastery.”
Other Guard: “Be careful! The world is full of weird Seru monsters!”
Other Woman: “The stores reopened, but all they have are weapons, armor… things for fighting and killing! I want fresh meat and vegetables. Hmmf!”
Last Guy: “Hey! Anyone know where my wallet went?”
Arms Dealer: “Young lady, that’s a Fighting Robe. It doesn’t just look good. It’ll protect those pretty arms of yours.”
: “Wow! That’s great! A ‘Fighting Robe’! How cool!”
Arms Dealer: “Ha ha ha! What a charming young lady! I’ll give you a good price!”
Yes, that is a choice. And a very important one to make too!
Arms Dealer: “Hmmf. For the heroes who saved Drake Castle, you don’t know much, do you? Money is what you trade to buy things from stores like mine. The more monsters you beat, the more money you get. You know G’s, right? That’s money! Oh well, if you don’t know about money, you don’t know. Okay, I’ll tell you what. I’ll give you the Fighting Robe for free! As a present from me to you.”
Arms Dealer: “Ah! How embarrassing. But next time, young lady, you have to pay with money, all right?”
: “Uh-huh! Oh! I want to go over there! Let’s talk to those people!”
Arms Dealer: “What a great kid! You’d better take good care of that young lady, ha ha ha!”
She hands over 10 Healing Shrooms. I have no idea where she even got them. But hey, free swag!
The choice should be fairly obvious. THERE IS NEW EQUIPMENT TO BE HAD!
You can see here it would have cost us quite a pretty penny. Half of our funds, to be exact. Getting it for free is AWESOME, and will hopefully help out our meager war funds in the future. Meanwhile, I make sure to pick up all of the newest equipment.
All of the equipment for Vahn is the same stuff we bought back in Rim Elm, so I don’t bother. He already has everything.
And now, we can finally leave Drake Castle! Our first stop is the Water Gate.
Music: Rim Elm
The Point Card gains points when you shop. It can then be used in battle and will cause damage equal to the amount of points you’ve gathered up on it. It can be EXTREMELY powerful, so I’ll probably be hanging onto it for a long time.
Nene still acts as a free heal point. I still appreciate it.
Nene: “Good Morning! When you have time, tell me about your adventures, okay?”
Val: “Vahn, you don’t have to say anything. I’m just glad that you’ve returned home safely.”
Music: Mei’s Theme
Oh… oh dear. Maybe this wasn’t the best idea.
Next time on Legend of Legaia: NOT Bees!