The MUSCLE DOME – Legend of Legaia Ep. 24

Welcome back to Save File Plays Legend of Legaia. Last time, we fought Gaza (and kicked his arse), but he was then spirited away by Songi. Today, we need to get to Warrior’s Square down at the bottom of Sol Tower, but… there are some obstacles in the way.

So first of all, Vahn is going to take on the MUSCLE DOME.

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I’ve got him the best equipment available, and he is accessorized with the Life Grail for automatic regen, the Power Ring for more general power, and the War Soul so his Arts will hit harder. Basically, I’ve made it so he’ll hit as hard as possible, and hopefully will have to heal as minimally as possible.


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Referee: A colorful finish in only 1 minute, 47 seconds. The contestant in the blue corner has won a record victory.

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Hostess: You want to enter? Wonderful! The fee for registering is 100 tokens. First, tell me which one of you will be entering.
Vahn: That would be me.

Sidenote: you need to exchange G for Tokens. 1 Token = 100G. So that means you need 10,000G to be able to enter the tournament. So… that’s an extra amount of money you need to progress.

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At this point, we’re really only strong enough to take on the Beginner Course, but that’s okay, that’s all we need. There are 8 rounds, getting progressively tougher. Most of them I can beat in one round of attacks, but I’ll show off the tougher ones.

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In between rounds, you get this shot of Vahn in his corner with Noa and Gala rooting him on.

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A bit of a surprise, but Caruban really isn’t that tough anymore. This one took 2 rounds of attacking.

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Okay, this might prove a little tougher… but Vahn has a few tricks up his sleeve…


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This is more of a breather round than anything.

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Oh. Well, then.


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Woo-hoo! NAILED IT.

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Vahn is awarded 818 coins!

Oh, you’re far too kind! That’s actually 18 more than I need.

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We can now trade 800 coins for 8 Soru Bread.

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Alternatively, you could go to the Bakery and pay 6000G for each Soru Bread, which would amount to 48,000G

The more astute among you might thing “But Dinosaur! You paid 50,000G for the Life Grail and to enter the Muscle Dome! You LOST money by doing what you did!”

To which I would respond: you are correct. However, 2,000G is only about 2 extra battles of grinding, and now I also have the Life Grail, which will never NOT be equipped on one of my characters. I would say it’s a pretty fair trade-off.

Now we can go and take care of all the Sage’s Treasure Chests!

MUSIC: Mist Covered Town

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Sage’s Treasure Chest: I smell something good! That smells so good… it’s Soru Bread!

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The Sage’s Treasure Chests are all scattered on the lower levels of Sol, but it’s really not that difficult to find them all.

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Gala gains a level while I try to finish off this inane, game-padding, tedious mission.

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At least they’re good items.

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WTF, it’s still here!

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He who seeks the Warrior’s Square must sate the Sage’s hunger. Then the Sage’s Gate will open. All the Sages have been satisfied.

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Gala: Calm down, Noa! Listen! I hear something!

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Well, at least we can get past now.

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MUSIC: Dr. Usha

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Dr. Usha:  Dr. Usha! I am pleased to make your acquaintance!
Noa: Hi, Dr. Usha!
Dr. Usha: Don’t be alarmed. This is a mechanical device. It is not the real me! I know not whether I will still be alive by the time you hear this message. I recorded this message just after sealing the Sage’s Gate. This I did to protect the Warrior’s Square from the approaching Mist and its cohorts. If I am lucky, I will survive the Mist long enough to meet you. Proceed with the Genesis Tree seedling. Heroes! Drive the Mist from Sol!

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Gala: Vahn! How did Dr. Usha know we were here? We should take the Genesis Tree seedling to Warrior’s Square, like Dr. Usha said.

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Well, let’s get to it.

MUSIC: Mist Covered Town

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There are some new(ish) enemies down on the lower levels of Sol. The Mage is new. but we’ve seen Kemaro before. I wouldn’t mind getting another one of those for Gala or Noa, that is one of the Seru spells that still really holds up throughout the game.

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Wonder Amulets are AWESOME. We’re getting closer to the end of the game (we’re in the last third of the game now), and Wonder Amulets completely negate any status effects.

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This though… sweet crispy crackers, this is the best friggin’ accessory in the game. The Golden Book increases the amount of Gold gained after battles by 25%. THIS MEANS SO MUCH LESS GRINDING TIME. OH MY GOODNESS. THE GAME IS GOING TO TAKE SO MUCH LESS TIME NOW. I just wish this item could have been found earlier in the game, before I started to get freakin’ sick of it.


MUSIC: Warrior’s Square

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Gala: The air is stale from being sealed in here for so long.

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Gala: That must be the Warrior’s Square that Dr. Usha was talking about. The Square must be behind those stones.
Noa: Ooh, I want to see the Square! I want to go through the stones!

What ensues is an annoying switch-pulling puzzle, which ultimately entails in timing based electric gates and the lowering of the obelisks around the square. It’s a tedious time extender.

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But after consulting a guide utilizing all of my brain meats, I manage to figure it out.

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Gala: Vahn! Hurry! I’m worried about Songi and Gaza!

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MUSIC: Songi’s Theme

Songi: I wouldn’t want to ruin my reputation by not living up to you moron’s expectations!

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Noa: Songi! What did you do with the old man, Gaza?
Songi: Well, well. How touching! The barbarian girl is fond of the old geezer!
Noa: Ooh! I’m steaming!
Songi: If you want to see him that much, then go ahead! Gaza! Come out, Gaza! We have visitors!

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Songi: In fact, I like him so much that I gave him a custom-fitted Sim-Seru!

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Songi: Now then… I’ll leave you to the geezer. If you’ll forgive me, I must be going. I’m so busy now! I would wish you good luck, but that won’t do you any good! Ha ha ha!

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Gala: Noa! Stay away from him! He’s possessed by a Seru!

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…Damn. That’s actually somewhat intimidating.

MUSIC: Boss Theme

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Noa: He’s being destroyed!
Gala: He’s in a frenzy! There’s nothing to do now by fight him!
Gaza: T-Thou wouldst hinder my path of carnage. You must die! Prepare to die by the steel of my Astral Sword! Prepare to meet thy doom!

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Now, for some reason, I was under the impression that Gaza was easier this time around than the first battle with him. I don’t know what convinced me of this fact.

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To be fair, damage output like this just further reinforced that idea.

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And then with Noa and Vahn able to pound out Miracle arts with alarming frequency, netting around ~4500 damage per round, I was feeling pretty good.

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Gala’s new Super Art, Back Punchx3 leaves a little to be desired, compared to those two, but it still deals nearly 1,000 damage per round, pretty respectable.

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Let’s talk about a false sense of security.

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Neo Star Slash can ruin your day pretty damn fast. There’s no way to predict it, and it does about 1,000 to each party member without Spirit, which is a lot scarier to our party than it is to him.

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Luckily, I have quite a few Phoenixes hoarded up in my inventory.

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Astral Wave also hurts quite a bit more when you haven’t used Spirit beforehand.

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Also, you can see here that Spirit cuts the damage of Neo Star Slash by a little more than 50%. It is very, very important.

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After being humbled a bit, I manage to take Gaza down without many further problems.

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MUSIC: The Funeral

Gala: Look, Noa! The horrible Seru is separating from Gaza’s body!
I d-dropped my guard… I am… utterly defeated… by the enemy. Failed to keep the vow… I made… My dream… never to come true! Mar! Theodore! Belde!

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Noa: Terra, you’re a Ra-Seru! You have amazing powers! Please, help the old man!
Terra: Noa, Gaza’s body is dying. There is nothing we can do. However… yes, that’s it. It may be possible to keep his spirit alive.
Ozma: Special powers are needed to raise the Genesis Tree seedling into a full-grown Genesis Tree.
Meta: Gaza’s strong spirit, which trapped Gaza in its prison… It’s pure and earnest enough to provide the Genesis Tree seedling with the energy it needs!
Terra: Gaza’s soul will live eternally in the Genesis Tree in Warrior’s Square!
Noa: You mean that the old man is going to turn into a Genesis Tree here?
Gaza: I… am to become a G-Genesis Tree? Now that I have failed… to uphold my vow… then I can die contentedly. Please help me join with the Genesis Tree!

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Noa: Old man! If you really want to join with the Genesis Tree…
Meta: Vahn! Place the Genesis Tree seedling next to Gaza! Let his energy flow into it!

MUSIC: Reviving a Genesis Tree

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Noa: He wants us to use it now that he’s gone!

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Well, I think that’s a good stopping point for today.  Next time, we’ll see what’s in store for us now that Sol’s Genesis Tree has been revived!

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