Welcome back to Legend of Legaia! Everyone strap in, grab a tasty, hot beverage, and settle down, because this update is going to have ALL of the words. It’s interesting, but hot damn, I am going to have to do so much typing…
Anyways, when last we left off, we were heading to Uru Mais to dream some dreams, so Tieg will show up and hand over the Fire Droplets, which we’ll use to make TimeSpace Bombs that we’ll use to blow up Koru, which in turn should defrost Buma, meaning we can revive the Genesis Trees there.
I never said this plot wasn’t convoluted. LET’S HOP TO IT.
MUSIC: Uru Mais
: Vahn, Gala, there’s no one here. Where could Tieg be?
: Vahn, do you remember what Dr. Usha said?
: We have to dream.
: Very good, Vahn! Well, let’s go dream, like Dr. Usha told us to. Then we’ll see if Tieg will actually give us the Fire Droplet!
: Vahn, Gala! There’s some weird house here! Let’s go inside!
: Noa, wait! Don’t go inside by yourself! What are we going to do with that kid?
This is in the house that Noa runs off into, but it’s really the only interesting thing besides PLOT.
: I don’t see any place where we could use the Ruins Key from Mrs. Usha.
: Noa, what’s the matter?
: I hear something! I hear something! It’s a voice! I hear a voice!
: A voice? …! Vahn, Noa, I hear it too! I hear words inside my head!
MUSIC: The Ra-Seru Speak
: Whose voice is that?
: Vahn! Gala! Did you see that light? I saw a light down there!
: Whoever it is seems to have opened the door because we have the Ruins Key!
: Vahn, let’s go inside!
: This must mean that this door leads to the Fire Droplet. All right, let’s go inside!
MUSIC: The Genesis Tree
Tieg: Vahn. Vahn. Vahn and Meta. Welcome, human. Welcome, Ra-Seru. The Stone Sage awaits you. It awaits your dreams, it awaits your minds.
MUSIC: Dreams in Uru Mais
Village Elder: If only we had Drake Water, then Nora would be all right. With this Mist, it would be next to impossible to reach Drake Castle.
Val: Don’t worry, Vahn. I was just talking to myself. Your mother will get better. Vahn! It’s almost dark! Don’t go outside the Wall now!
Hunter: I couldn’t find Vahn!
Val: Just as I thought. Vahn must have sneaked outside the Wall when we weren’t looking. Oh, no! He must be going to Drake Castle! He must have heard me talking to the Village Elder! He’s going to get Drake Water!
Village Elder: If I cannot convince you otherwise, then so be it! I give my permission to open the gate!
He survived, but they say his leg will never be the same again! And Nora! Oh, what a poor family!
MUSIC: Dream Fulfilled
: Vahn, if you don’t want to tell us what you were dreaming about, that’s okay.
: Hey! Vahn, look!
Hmmm, not totally complete yet. Well, we still have two more doors to go through, so let’s check out the next one!
MUSIC: The Genesis Tree
Tieg: Noa. Noa. Noa and Terra. Welcome, human. Welcome, Ra-Seru. The Stone Sage awaits you. It awaits your dreams, it awaits your mind, Noa.
MUSIC: Dreams in Uru Mais
King Nebular: I am thinking of naming this child Noa.
Queen Minea: That’s a lovely name. Noa, the promise of a new era!
Jette: Your Majesty! Your Majesty! I’ve come on a most pressing matter!
King Nebular: Jette, enter.
Jette: Actually… (speaking in low voice)
King Nebular: What?! Cort did that?
Jette: You see, your Majesty… (speaking in low voice)
King Nebular: I understand. I’ll go at once!
King Nebular: It’s… it’s nothing to worry about, I’m sure. I can’t talk now. I’m going below to investigate the matter for myself.
Queen Minea: Noa… Conkram’s future… Your future… Noa, I want you to have a happy, prosperous future.
“Get rid of the Seru!”
“Lock the doors!”
Queen Minea: I care nothing of my own life. Let the Mist take it. After all, I am the Queen! I must share the same gate as this nation. But this newly born child, Noa… I want her to see the future! Please, take this child to a land untouched by the Mist! Take her to a world with a future! Please!
Soren Soldier: Your Majesty, your courage is inspiring! I will take Noa as far as I can, however far that may be.
Queen Minea: Now, hurry! The Mist is getting closer.
Soren Soldier: Your Majesty…
Queen Minea: Go now! Hurry! The Mist draws near!
MUSIC: Dream Fulfilled
: Vahn! Gala! There it is again… the light!
Terra: That light is called the Phantasmal Light. It’s activated by your dreams.
: Phantasmal Light? Vahn, Gala, that’s neat! This is fun!
: Ozma, you’ve heard of this before?!
Ozma: Well, I…
: Tell me what you know about it. Or are the Ra-Seru trying to manipulate us for some purpose?
Ozma: No! That’s not it at all! Gala, you must believe me! We just wanted to talk to your minds, rather than explaining things with words.
: Well, if talking is that disagreeable to you, do what you must. But listen, Ozma… if your intentions ever diverge from mine, then believe me, you won’t get away with it!
: Gala, what are you so angry about? I don’t understand! Boo-hoo! Come on, Vahn, we have to have the last dream.
MUSIC: The Genesis Tree
Tieg: Gala. Gala. Gala and Ozma. Welcome, human. Welcome, Ra-Seru. The Stone Sage awaits you. It awaits your dreams, it awaits your mind, Gala.
: Vahn, Gala is walking away! Vahn! Listen! Gala is snoring!
Terra: Noa! Can you hear me? You mustn’t awaken Gala! Gala is dreaming! Dreams mirror the heart. Gala is looking into his own heart, and Tieg is watching.
MUSIC: Biron Monastery
“He has to be! Songi can train all he wants, but he could never match Gala’s spiritual strength!”
“Silence! It’s Master Zopu!”
Zopu: I am pleased at how hard each of you is devoting yourself to your training. Now, as you all know, tomorrow is Biron’s Transmigration Festival. As always, we will hold the ritual tournament. Gala!
: Yes, Master Zopu!
Songi: Yes, Master Zopu!
Zopu: As monks of Biron, there are things expected of you. You must fight with all your skills in order to make this a chivalrous tournament.
: Yes, sir!
Songi: Yes, sir!
Zopu: That is enough training for today. Time to begin your individual tasks!
Songi: Hey, I don’t like that look in your eyes! Gala! I bet you think you’re going to win, don’t you?
: No, I…
Songi: To hell with you! I’m not stupid! I can tell by that look in your eyes! Hmmf. Ah, forget it. Let’s just have ourselves a good time tomorrow, all right? Ha ha ha!
????: If you take Jigul grass, your body will go numb and you won’t be able to fight!
Songi: Mind your own business! I can’t take this headache anymore! Besides, everyone knows that Jigul grass is the best thing for a headache. So quit yapping and just give me the Jigul grass now!
Woman: All right, but don’t blame me if things go wrong… Songi, do you want water?
Songi: No! I’m going to take this after I go back to my room.
Songi: So here! You take a Fury Boost, too!
: But why?
Songi: This is a contest, so we gotta be fair, right? And I want this to be a fair fight! So go ahead, take it!
: Well, I don’t know… All right, I’ll do it!
Songi: Pretty good! You just gulped that right down! Ha ha ha! Okay, let’s go!
Zopu: In praise of the great benevolence and miracles of Biron, we hold this ritual tournament! Let the tournament begin!
Songi: Ha ha ha! That’s right! I beat Gala! Me, Songi! I win!
Woman: Stop playing dumb! You may think you’ve tricked Gala… but he knew! He knew all along!
Woman: I told him! I told him that I gave you the Jigul grass. And I warned him not to take any medicine you gave him! But Gala just laughed. “Oh, Songi’s my best friend! Don’t worry!” he said.
MUSIC: Dreams in Uru Mais
Tieg: You did well, my children! Your dreams are now all fulfilled, and our souls are recalled to life. We shall teach you the Past! We shall teach you the Future! That is Tieg’s gift! That is the mission of Tieg, the Seru-human, both Seru and human!
There are now a bunch of Tiegs that are around the top of Uru Mais. We need to talk to all of them. I’ll just put all the text here, as it’s all one big story.
Tieg: In the beginning, there was Tieg, and Tieg was everything. Then Tieg divided Himself into two. These were human and Seru. Tieg also divided the world into two: the human world and Seru-kai. To protect two worlds, Tieg placed ten Genesis Trees in human world and a Mother Genesis Tree in Seru-kai. To govern Seru-kai, Tieg chose a small group of Seru and gave them special Ra-Seru power.
A thousand years ago, by the human calendar, the Ra-Seru Rogue plotted behind Tieg’s back. Rogue gave the humans Seru, but humans coveted the Seru’s power, bringing chaos to the human world. Tieg learned of the plot of the Ra-Seru Rogue and sealed him in the eternal dungeon of Rogue. But a few Seru in the human worlds were left to serve humans, who had built civilization with Seru. The Mist is the breath of the evil Rogue. But the Mist covering Legaia was created by humans. Tieg sealed the Ra-Seru into the human world’s Genesis Trees. And he ordered them: Help the compassionate humans save the world if a Rogue or other evil presence should appear.
Vahn, Noa, Gala. Do the three of you now understand the Seru, Ra-Seru, and Tieg? Tieg knows all. Now Tieg will entrust you with the Fire Droplet! From an age when chaos was the world and the world was chaos…The Fire Droplet is chaos, and chaos is the Fire Droplet. Tieg, the pure, perfect being, Seru-human who is of spirit only…He shall now answer the hopes of human and Ra-Seru by opening the door to His world here and now!
MUSIC: Juggernaut Approaches
: No! That’s not Tieg! Look! The whole forest is shaking!
Terra: Noa! That is a Seru that doesn’t belong on the surface! It’s the evil Sim-Seru, Juggernaut!
Meta: We must run away now! Vahn! It’s too dangerous! The only thing we can do is flee!
: Now we can never borrow the power of Tieg again?
Terra: The enemy… the Mist’s henchmen must have felt the Words of Tieg.
Ozma: Tieg was an obstacle to their goal.
Meta: That is why they unleashed Juggernaut on this holy place!
: But we still have the Fire Droplet that Tieg gave us! Come on, everyone! Let’s teach those henchmen of the Mist a good lesson!
: Yeah! Let’s teach them a lesson! Let’s get ’em real good!
Cara: Ha ha ha!
MUSIC: Cara’s Theme
: Cara! What are you doing here?
Cara: Ha ha ha! Well, that’s a fine how do you do! I can do whatever I want, wherever I want!
: Hey, Cara. Why don’t you give is that egg of a Ra-Seru you have?
Cara: Egg of a Ra-Seru? Oh, you mean this Ra-Seru egg. Hmmm… okay!
: Yeah! Hooray! Let ME have it! I want it! I want the egg!
: I knew it…
Cara: If you awaken Buma’s Genesis Tree, like you did the one in Sol… Then I’ll give you my Ra-Seru Egg as a reward.
: That was your plan from the very beginning.
Cara: Well, get to it, kids.
: Cara, wait! Tell me why? Why do you want us to awaken Buma’s Genesis Tree?
Cara: …Well, if I said it was for love, little kids like you wouldn’t understand anyway. Ha ha ha!
BEFORE WE GO…
The Magic Grail is awesome. It will restore some MP at the end of every turn. Great for Gala, who is pretty much our dedicated mage/healer.
Back to the Usha Research Station!
Dr. Usha: You came back with the Fire Droplets! Tell me! tell me about Uru Mais! Tell me about your dreams! About Tieg! About the Fire Droplets! Wait… we have no time to waste if we are to free the world from the Mist! Now then! Give me the Fire Droplet!
Dr. Usha: Assistant 1! Assistant 2! Are you ready?
Dr. Usha: Why four TimeSpace Bombs? There is a reason. Listen! One is for blasting open the entrance to Nivora Ravine. Place it in front of the block of ice at the entrance and press the switch. The bomb will explode three seconds after you press the switch, so find shelter quickly! The other three must be set off simultaneously. In Nivora Ravine, the road splits into three tunnels. Thunder Tunnel, Fire Tunnel and Wind Tunnel. You must each enter a separate tunnel! Each tunnel leads to Koru. When you all get there… you must set the TimeSpace Bombs at the same time! Koru can only be destroyed by the combined blasts of all three bombs! Good luck! I know you can do it. You can melt the ice of Buma!
OH COME ON, IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY???
NIVORA RAVINE, YOU FOOL.
UP YOUR BUM.
THAT LAST CHOICE DOESN’T EVEN MAKE SENSE.
TO AWAKEN THE GENESIS TREES, YOU TWAT. NOW LET ME LEAVE.
GOOD GOD, THAT WAS A MONSTER OF AN UPDATE. This will be the longest one by far, except for maybe the last one.
NEXT TIME: Nivora Ravine!