Nivora Ravine AKA Showdown Time – Legend of Legaia Ep. 27

Hey guys, welcome back to Legend of Legaia! Last time, we managed to get the Fire Droplets after dreaming at uru Mais, and a lot, lot, lot of talking. This time, we have to go to Nivora Ravine to set off some TimeSpace Bombs to defrost the Genesis Trees in Buma so we can revive them. For love, according to Cara.  I like to do little synopses like this because it lets me really reflect on how insane RPG plots are.

Well, let’s get to the Ravine!

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I may have gotten into a fight or two on the way, but here we are!

MUSIC: Mist Infested Area

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Noa: Oh, goodie! Goodie! There’s gonna be a BIG explosion!
Gala: I’ll set the TimeSpace Bomb. When I press the buttons, I’ll give the signal. When I do, run and find shelter!
Noa: Gala, it explodes in three seconds, right?
Gala: That’s right.
Noa: In three seconds, Nivora will change! In one, two, three!

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Gala: All set! All right, I pressed the switch! Run!

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HOLY CRAP!

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Noa: Dr. Usha, you liar! I counted right! I counted one-two…
Gala: Was it defective? Why did it explode so soon? Is everyone all right? Well, there are no doubts about the TimeSpace Bomb’s power. Look at the entrance!

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Noa: if the TimeSpace Bomb is so powerful, why didn’t they use it on the Genesis Tree in Buma? Then they could have melted the ice on the Genesis Tree right away.
Terra: No, no, you can’t do that! Now listen, Noa. A powerful bomb like that would destroy the Genesis Tree… and Buma and everyone there!
Noa: Oh… I guess the TimeSpace Bomb is too powerful.

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Inside we go!

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There’s some new (pallet swapped) enemies inside.

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Luctes: Now that the Genesis Tree of Sol is revived and the Mist around it gone, this is our chance to charge the Floating Castle!
Soren: Don’t be hasty! Zora is powerful!
Luctes: Quiet! Someone’s coming!
Noa: Vahn! Gala! Over here! There’s no Mist over here!

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Gala: Noa, what’s wrong?
Noa: That’s strange… I thought I saw someone nearby.
Gala: I don’t see anyone.
Noa: Never mind! Vahn, Gala! Let’s go!

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Ooooh, the Warrior Icon is a sweet accessory. It allows you to counterattack your enemy. It has something like a 1/3 success rate, which is actually pretty darn good.

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Save point already?

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Gala: We’ll have to split up from here and make way on our own. Vahn, Noa, are you ready?
Noa Vahn: Yes!
Gala: Good! I’ll take the Thunder Tunnel on the right, and head for where we’ll set the bomb.
Noa: I’ll take the middle tunnel. That means you have the left tunnel, Vahn.

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So the party does indeed split up here, for pretty much the only time in the game. For the next section, each character is on their own, but it’s a fairly short section, so it’s not that challenging.

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The game pretty much makes most battles one-on-one, and all of our characters are easily strong enough to take on a regular enemy by themselves.

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We continue on with Vahn until he runs into this blocking point, where we can switch to someone else.

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Someone else in this case being Noa!

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Pssssht, EZPZ.

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Noa stepping on this glowy crest here allows Vahn to pass through underneath.

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Pushing this makes it rotate, allowing Vahn to pass through, and it also allows Noa to cross over on the higher level.

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Woo!

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Yet another obstacle, so that means we have to switch to someone else for Vahn to make any more progress.

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Well, Noa’s made it! Now we just need to get Vahn and Gala through.

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Yeah, yeah, whatever.

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Well, that means Vahn can get through, but we may as well just push on with Gala for now.

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Ozma: Now we have to wait until everyone is in position.

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Gala: Hey! Vahn, can you hear me? Let’s set the TimeSpace Bombs!

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Lu Delilas: A millenium of Mist and followers is our goal! That is what we promised Lord Zora!
Che Delilas: Swine! You are enemies of Lord Zora and therefore our enemies. You shall die!

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I could have cut some of that down, but holy crap, I actually laughed out loud at this image of Gala facepalming.

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And then this one too. Noa is still into the whole idea of battle poses.

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Che Delilas: Ha ha ha! Fight me! I will show you how strength is used!

Oh hey, it’s a boss fight!

MUSIC: Boss Battle

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Each of our characters now has a one on one duel with a member of the Delilas Family. This is actually the toughest one, Gala vs. Che. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the Delilas all follow a pattern. 2 turns of regular attacks, followed by their “big” attack, then repeat until someone dies.

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Here’s a shot of Gala taking a left straight to the face like it ain’t no thang.

Heavens-Drop
Oh man, that “counterattack successful” message will never, ever get old.

Megaton-Press
Megaton Press is Che’s big attack. But since the enemies follow a set pattern, it’s pretty easy to Spirit beforehand to mitigate a bunch of the damage.

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The battle takes a long time, but it isn’t particularly difficult. We also get the Thunder Book III for our troubles.

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He then flops over the side of the cliff.

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Lu Delilas: You! Get over here, kid! I’m gonna send you to the next world!

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Same kind of battle. 2 turns of regular attacks, 1 “big” attack.

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This battle won’t last as long, since Noa’s damage output is so much higher.

Plasma-Strike
Man, Lu is all about the poses.

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Then again, so is Noa, I guess.

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2 down, 1 to go. Same song and dance here as well.

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Che is definitely the toughest battle, probably because Gala doesn’t slam out as much damage per round as Vahn and Noa can.

Blazing-Slash

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I remember this part being a lot more difficult when I was younger, but I’m a lot more over-leveled intelligent than I was back then.

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Gala: All right, everyone! Let’s set the TimeSpace Bombs!
Noa: Okay! I put my TimeSpace Bomb in place!
Gala: I hope they explode aftger 3 seconds… Not sooner! All we do is press buttons and run like demons. Ready? Press on the count of 3! Three! Two! One! The button is pressed! now run!

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Well, that went extremely well.

MUSIC: Fight the Mist Generator Guardians

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Gi Delilas: Stop whimpering, Che. I-I’m right here. Where is Lu? Is she alive?
Lu Delilas: I’m right here, my brother.

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Gi Delilas: Look! Koru is still alive! The thermal energy… the thermal energy he’s stored in his belly for so long… Let’s release it!
Lu Delilas: Brother! Do you mean the three of us will merge with Koru?
Gi Delilas: Correct! Lu, is life that precious to you?
Lu Delilas: N-no! Of course not!
Che Delilas: Har har har! In doing so we lay waste to all of Karisto! I like it!
Gi Delilas: Listen! We must use our remaining strength! Those Ra-Seru will wish they’d never been born!

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Gala: Such a strange light! Noa, Vahn! Look! It’s Koru! The light is coming from Koru!
Noa: Huh? But we blew Koru up with the TimeSpace Bombs!
Meta: It seems the Delilases have merged with that Seru and commanded it to self-destruct! If Koru blows up, everything between here and Sol will be vaporized!
Noa: No!
Gala: How could this happen… Ozma, how can we stop them?
Ozma: I don’t know, but since they are controlling Koru, perhaps if we defeat them…
Terra: Whatever we do, we’d better do it quickly!

FIRST THINGS FIRST!
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Everyone has learned their last Hyper Art!

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Noa: Yeah! If Koru blows up, you guys will die too!
Gi Delilas: Ha ha ha! We are all prepared for death!
Che Delilas: Once Karisto is flattened, Lord Zora will build the kingdom of the Mist there!
Lu Delilas: If you want to fight us, come on over. We’ll play with you until the explosion comes.
Gala: That suits me just fine!
Ozma: Be careful, Gala! If we don’t finish them quickly, we’ll be caught in the explosion!

MUSIC: Battle Against Koru

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This is an interesting fight. We have to end it within 4 turns, and it says Koru has 100 HP. The counters are a little funny, but the amount of damage we do corresponds to the 100 HP in the bar up there.  I don’t really know how the conversion works, but we should be able to pound out enough damage.

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Kemaro still deals an admirable amount of damage.

Hurricane-Kick
Electric-Fist
Here’s Hurricane Kick and Explosive Fist, Noa & Gala’s strongest Hyper Arts.

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Our damage output is way more than enough to take out Koru.

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We’re able to defrost Buma completely now.

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Ozma: Seru merely Amplify the strength of humans.Terra: Whether a Seru does good or evil ultimately depends on the person using it.
Noa: But Terra, you’re a good Seru, right?
Terra: Hmm. We Ra-Seru are the way we are because we have been in the human world too long. Now, let’s go back to Buma.
Noa: Okay, the ice in Buma must be melted by now.

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NEXT TIME: We get to check out the newly defrosted Buma!

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