Oh, hello there. Welcome back to Let’s Play Legend of Legaia on Save File. Last time, we made it to Biron Monastery. Today, we’re going to go to West Voz Forest to revive the Genesis Tree and NOTHING IS GOING TO GO WRONG.
LET’S FRIGGIN’ DO THIS THING.
Music: Voz Forest
Welcome to Voz Forest. It’s… it’s really not that exciting. There are some items to pick up and a Genesis Tree. That’s about it.
: “You guys don’t know anything, do you? That’s called Bridge Grass. It’s tiny now, but it’ll be big enough to span a gorge and strong enough to walk on! And no, it’s not edible!”
: “Oh. So we can’t eat it. Oh, hey, I know! Vahn, Gala, we got Fertilizer from the treasure chest, right? Let’s give it to the Bridge Grass! It might grow faster that way!”
: “Hmm. I thought you were just a fool, but that’s a good idea.”
: “You’re mean, Gala! Boo-hoo!”
: “This dead, rotting tree doesn’t look like it has the power to drive away the Mist. But it doesn’t matter to me. Vahn, hurry up and do whatever you came here to do.”
: “There’s something wrong! Vahn, there’s something wrong with this Genesis Tree! This is different from Mt. Rikuroa’s Genesis Tree! Terra, what’s going on?”
Terra: “We were too late. The poison of the Mist has killed this Genesis Tree.”
: “The Genesis Tree is dead?! But I thought you and Meta could give life to the Genesis Tree!”
Music: The Genesis Tree
: “Vahn! Something’s glowing! Look! It’s glowing!”
Meta: “That glow! That’s the glow of a Ra-Seru Egg! It’s a Ra-Seru Egg!”
Terra: “How fortunate! At least the Ra-Seru Egg survives! Meta and I will combine our powers and call the Ra-Seru Egg to us.”
Meta: “Vahn, the Ra-Seru Egg needs the power of a healthy Genesis Tree. Take good care of the Ra-Seru Egg until then.”
: “I can’t wait to see what kind of Ra-Seru Egg comes out of the Egg!”
: “West Voz Forest’s Genesis Tree was dead… I wonder how Songi fared in East Voz Forest.”
So I went into the menus to use a Door of Light, but I wanted to show something off:
Everyone can equip each others’ weapons. But they’re really only meant for that certain character, because if you equip someone with a weapon that isn’t ideal for them, it makes their “Arms” input INSANELY HUGE. So it isn’t worth it.
Music: Mist Covered Town
Door Person: “That voice! It’s Vahn! Wait just one moment while I unlock the door. Quickly! Hurry inside before the Seru monsters come!”
Zopu: “I just heard what happened from Master Teacher. So the Genesis Tree of West Voz Forest was already dead. That’s too bad. As you can see, things here are a mess. That Songi betrayed us! The monastery wall was destroyed with a great blast. Then came Songi and many Seru. The Mist came in and caught us off guard. There were so many Seru monsters. Songi had a Seru on his arm. That Seru may have been controlling him. We barely made it here alive. Such a pitiful story.”
Zopu: “When he heard that Songi had done this, he ran off in a rage. Maybe he went to look for monks who survived the attack… Or to track down Songi. There’s nothing I can do now. Nothing! What a disgrace I am!”
: “Don’t cry, Zopu! I’ll fight hard, so don’t cry! Vahn, let’s get rid of the Mist! Let’s drive the Mist from Biron!”
Woman: “Before Songi attacked, I heard the cry of a creature I had never heard before.”
Woman 2: “Maya was left in the bedroom!”
Woman 3: “I want to help everyone, but the only thing I know how to do is cook. Would you like to eat before you leave?”
Terra: “Noa! Stop!”
Terra: “If you rip it off her like that, she’ll die!”
: “Why? I don’t understand!”
Terra: “Listen, Noa. Listen carefully! You should never remove Seru from a human when the Mist is around. The Seru and human are one, so if you do that, they’ll die. There’s only one way to free a human who’s turned into a Seru monster. And that is to get rid of the Mist! You said there’s a Genesis Tree in East Voz Forest, right?”
Terra: “If you want to help Maya, you have to awaken the Genesis Tree there.”
: “Then Maya will turn back into a human?”
Terra: “Noa, I would never lie to you.”
: “Maya, I promise… I promise to destroy the Mist!”
Letter: “To my daughter, Mei: Today Vahn came to Biron and told me about Juno. I was so shocked and I shed many tears. When I think of how lonely you must be, my heart breaks with grief. When you were still young, I left you and came to Biron. I left because of the Mist. Please forgive me for leaving you in Rim Elm. Vahn says I can return with him, but there is something that keeps me here at the Biron Monastery a little longer. Please forgive me. There are two orphans here, Songi and Gala. They are about your age, and they are like sons to me. My obligations here compel me to stay. You must think that I don’t care for you, but that is not true. I know that the people of the village are supporting you. Please forgive”
Well, nothing left to do here. Let’s go revive that Genesis Tree! And figure out what the heck is going on with Songi (as if we don’t know).
: “I checked the enter monastery. Everyone’s either dead or changed into Seru. It can’t be true! Songi did all this? How could he have done this! What was he thinking? I have to talk to Songi! I have to find out why he did this! But… Vahn! Noa! Are you going to East Voz Forest now?”
: “I knew it! I know that Songi is waiting for me in East Voz Forest. If the Genesis Tree is still alive, I’ll revive it and free the monastery from the Mist! After traveling together, I know how strong you are now. Actually, to be honest, I’m not confident enough to go to East Voz Forest without you. I need your strength. Please! Will you take me with you?”
: “Of course!”
: “Thank you! From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!”
That little speech right there does a lot for Gala, I think. He realizes that he’s not as strong as he thought he was, and realizes how much the Ra-Seru help Vahn and Noa. It’s a humbling moment, and a good bit of characterization.