Welcome back! I’m not doing a recap, because today we’re destroying the Mist Generator, and that is what is important here.
LET’S DO IT.
Music: Biron Monastery
Zopu: “Biron has been freed from the Mist. I thank you again. But, you, Master Teacher!”
: “Yes, sir!”
Zopu: “You defied the teachings of Biron and wore a Seru. As a ruler of the Biron Order, I cannot forgive you. I hereby excommunicate you!”
: “Zopu, what does ‘excommunication’ mean?”
: “Noa, it means I’m no longer welcome at Biron Monastery.”
: “What! That’s not right! Gala didn’t do anything bad! How can you kick him out after he fought so hard for us? Zopu, that’s wrong!”
: “Noa, stop! Zopu is only doing what he must. Monks like me all take a vow to obey certain rules. I broke those rules, and so I cannot be a monk of Biron anymore.”
: “That’s okay, Gala. Vahn and I will be your friends! Vahn and I won’t ever turn our backs on you!”
Maya: “And Noa, and Master Teacher! You’re all safe! I heard about what you did. That’s really something! I’m so proud of you. I also heard that the Genesis Tree caused the thick mist in the northwest valley to thin, revealing a strange castle. Vahn, I know you. You plan on going to that castle, don’t you?”
Maya: “I knew it! Brave son of Val! You are truly a native of Rim Elm. I’m so proud of you. You’re so brave! I’ll be in the kitchen, so come see me later!”
Zopu: “Hmm. I t was ten years ago, when that castle was built and the Mist flowed into this region. Unless we destroy that castle, the Mist will never go away and more tragedies will occur. I am sure of it. Vahn, Noa. I’m counting on your Ra-Seru. And you too, Gala.”
: “Yes, Master Zopu!”
Zopu: “Gala, I want you to take care of Songi! Even if it means wearing a Seru against the rules of Biron. You and Songi… You are two of my dearest pupils. Like my own flesh and blood! Gala, I’m counting on you to take care of Songi!”
: “Yes, sir!”
And then she hands over 10 Healing Leaves. I appreciate anything that is given to me as a gift, so I love it.
But more importantly… the equipment shop has new stock!
And it is SO EXPENSIVE. My priority is getting Gala’s equipment, since all he has is a weapon. After some inventory juggling (and selling some unnecessary items) I manage to get everything I want except a weapon upgrade for Vahn. But I distinctly remember there being a better one in the next dungeon, so I figure I can wait for that and not waste my money.
That’s really all there is to do in Biron Monastery. I stop to talk to one more guy on my way out though.
This is actually pretty depressing. If you remember about 3 updates ago, I spent a majority of the post just talking to everyone in Biron Monastery. This room alone had about 6-7 people in it. Now, there’s just this one lone monk, and the guard. A LOT of people died here, and seeing this big room almost completely empty really drives that home.
Music: Mist Generator
: “It’s a smokestack! Thick Mist is pouring out from that smokestack!”
Ozma: “That is where the Mist that engulfed Drake Kingdom comes from!”
Terra: “Now listen, Noa. This castle has caverns deep underground. Deep inside them is a Mist Generator! That’s where the Mist is coming from!”
Terra: “You’re a good girl. That’s right, Noa. We have to destroy the Mist Generator!”
Meta: “Once we reach the Mist Generator, we can stop the Mist with our Ra-Seru powers. But this is a vital castle to the enemy, and will be heavily defended. Proceed with caution!”
The Mist Generator is kind of maze-y. But there’s a lot of treasure to be had, and honestly, I need to gain some levels, and I REALLY need to make some money. So there are a lot of battles, though I’ll probably cut most of them out, unless something of note happens.
Music: Songi’s Theme
: “Vahn! Noa! Step aside. Leave Songi to me.”
Songi: “Gala! How forgetful you are! It is I who defeated you once before! Have you forgotten how much stronger than you I am? You must be suicidal to fight someone as skilled as I am in the fighting arts. Oh, how pitiful! Your extreme stupidity brings tears to my eyes! Well, come on! I’ll finish you quickly, so you’ll feel no pain.”
Music: My Name is Songi (this is a pretty dope track)
This is it. The one-on-one rematch of Songi Vs. Gala. Gala has gotten WAY better since he first joined up. To the point where this battle isn’t even really that tough.
Songi: “I am pleased! After all, a weak rival is so boring. We both use Seru – that makes us comrades. So let’s call our little meeting today a draw. As a fellow Seru-user I’ll tell you something you should know. The lord of this castle, Zeto, is waiting for you all by the Mist Generator. Gala, be very, very careful if you value your life. Don’t lose to someone like Zeto. Farewell!”
: “My apologies for taking so long.”
: “I don’t like that Songi! I hate him! Next time he comes, I’ll fight him too!”
: “Yes, I suspect the day will soon come when we shall all have to fight him. Now let’s hurry to the Mist Generator!”
This was more of a character development update, I guess. Also, it seems as though I may have lied. NEXT TIME: I DEFINITELY DESTROY THE MIST GENERATOR!