Welcome back to Legend of Legaia! Last time, we managed to finally completely rid the Sebucus Islands of the Mist. Now, there’s one place left to go… Karisto Kingdom! So… I guess we should probably figure out how to get there, huh?
Well, Saryu mentioned something about a Flying Train in Octam, so I guess that’s a good place to start.
Yeah, I don’t give a crap about your mayor. He sucks.
Desk Jockey: Oh! Vahn, I didn’t know it was you! I’m sorry. You want to go to Karisto Kingdom? Of course, I’ll make an exception for you. The crewmen are waiting up there. Oh, and… Before you guy, I recommend buying plenty of the Doors of Wind!
A sound suggestion. But first…
Music: Octam Station
Operator 1: We can only take you halfway to Karisto Kingdom because of the Mist there! Oh, don’t worry! We’ll unhook the gondola midway, and the momentum will take you the rest of the way! Until Karisto is Mist-free, you could say it’s a one-way ticket.
Operator 2: Thank you for what you did for us underground in Octam! I just knew you would be heading to Karisto Kingdom next! That’s why I was waiting here.
Operator 3: We can leave any time you want! Well, how about a one-way ride to Karisto? Affirmative! Yessiree! Here we go! Attach Flying Seru! All personnel in standard flight positions!
Well, at least Noa is into it.
Music: The Ride to Karisto
: Look! Look! Octam is already out of sight! We’re already at Karisto Kingdom! Soon we’ll be in Conkram. Yea, Conkram!
: I know. Hari did say that your parents were in Conkram, didn’t he, Noa? Vahn… When I was in Biron Temple, I once heard… in Karisto Kingdom, Sol and Conkram were at war when the Mist first covered the earth. Zopu said he believed there was some connection between that war and the Mist. I think he was right, Vahn! But that’s not all. Behind everything, deep inside the Mist, I sense a horrible evil!
OH GOD, IT WAS ALL A TRICK. THEY LURED US OUT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN TO MURDER US AND DISPOSE OF THE BODIES WHERE NO ONE CAN FIND THEM.
Operator 2: (Blah blah blah)… and… (blah blah) we (blah blah)…
Operator 1: What? What?
: What’s wrong? What happened?
Operator 1: We were just talking about it over here and…
Operator 2: This is not good! They say the Mist in Karisto is much stronger than they expected. So if we go any further, the Mist will start affecting our Flying Seru.
Operator 1: I thought we could go farther than this. Oh, don’t worry. It’s a nice downhill slope from here on in!
Operator 1: Leave everything to us! Just close the gondola door and wait! We’re counting on you!
Operator 2: Affirmative!
Operator 1: Woah! Man, we’re going fast! That guy is over-excited!
Operator 3: Vahn, Noa, Gala, we’re counting on you! Good luck!
Operator 2: But hey, those guys have Ra-Seru!
Operator 1: You said it! Nothing can beat a Ra-Seru by your side! Alright, let’s go back!
Operator 3: Shoot! I wish the Flying Seru could swim!
Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap oh crap ohcrapohcrap
Music: Cara’s Theme
Cara: I can’t keep getting you out of trouble, you know!
: Hey, I never asked you to help me!
: Cara! What are you doing here?
Cara: I can’t believe this. That’s the Floating Castle! The one that sprays Mist down from the sky!
: The Floating Castle… it’s gone.
: Tell me, Cara. How are you able to travel freely through the Mist? How do you escape possession by Seru when you don’t have a Ra-Seru like us?
Cara: Ra-Seru? What is a Ra-Seru? All I have…
: Cara! That’s a Ra-Seru Egg! Wow!
: Cara! Where did you get that Ra-Seru Egg?
Cara: Oh, so that’s what you call it, a Ra-Seru Egg! I didn’t know that!
: Cara, can I have that Ra-Seru Egg?
Cara: I don’t think so! No, you can’t have it! It’s mine! Why should I give it to you? Ha ha! Well, I have to get going. I have things to do!
Unattended kiosk. Buy Travel Kits for peace of mind! Please insert 3,000G for each kit.
Hmmm… let’s take a look at them, shall we?
Travel Kit contains: 5 Healing Blooms, 1 Door of Wind, and 1 Door of Light.
I figure I should get one, that’s actually pretty good value.
Plus, I feel better about spending the money when I find this:
Well, here we are in Karisto Kingdom. Our eventual goal is Conkram, but there’s still a lot to do before we can make it there.
We start encountering new enemies since we’re in new territory. Moldy Worms are annoying, since they have a tendency to cast Moldy Breath, which causes Rot. Grudes are just tanky enemies that soak a lot of damage before going down.
I’m just including this picture because it is METAL AS FUCK.
After nothing of note, we eventually make it here…
Music: Mist Covered Town
: I heard Sol was a big place, but I never imagined it was this big.
: But it’s engulfed in the Mist…
Meta: Wait! I sense human thoughts! There are survivors in there!
Ozma: The Mist doesn’t seem to have reached the upper parts of the city.
Terra: But be careful! I sense indescribable depravity!
: Vahn! Gala!
: Warrior-monks of Biron were sent to Sol. I hope they are still alive.
So, Sol is basically just a gigantic spiral staircase. There are about 10 floors, and the bottom ones are all engulfed in the Mist. We’re just going to try and work our way up to the top.
There’s an Arms Shop… it isn’t open, but I’m sure I’ll have to grind for several hours to make the money to buy everything. I look forward to it eagerly.
The Ghost Knight is just a Drake Ghost pallete swap, but the Shade is new.
Music: Boss Theme
: I hear something! I hear someone fighting!
: Yes, I hear it too! The sound of a monster roaring, and the sound of a sword! It must be someone being attacked by a monster!
: Vahn! Let’s go help!
????: Grotesque beasts from Hell! Pack of Seru demons! Prepare to meet thy doom. Thou shalt die by my Astral Sword!
: Hold it! Old man! Calm down! We’re not Seru monsters!
: Yeah! We’re human beings!
????: Forgive me. I apologize. Thou art indeed human, as I detect no madness in thine eyes.
Why is there ALWAYS one character who speaks in faux-Old English in every RPG?
Gaza: Forgive me and my incivility, as I live in such a defiled land. But this demon’s lair is no place for woman nor child! Hmm?
Gaza: No, of course not. Mine eyes doth deceive me. Mar is no longer of this world.
Gaza: I take leave of you now.
: That old man, Gaza, now there is a true swordsman! He does not drop his guard for an instant! But his eyes… his eyes showed no emotion at all. They were lifeless, cold eyes. Very disturbing…
: That old man talks so funny… i couldn’t understand him. But when he looked at me and called me Mar, he seemed so nice!
Eventually we make it to the 4th floor, where the Mist doesn’t reach.
Music: Sol Tower
Man: Go upstairs and have a ball! This is a fun town!
Trying to make our way up to the roof, we run into a bit of a situation…
Cara: Start acting like a man!
Music: Cara’s Theme
Cara: I just want you to get back on your feet! I want the Grantes of ten years ago, before the Mist!
Cara: Everything I did, I did them hoping that, someday, you would get back on your feet. I was a no-good thief! I used the confusion to steal from people! I did things that would make my parents cry, if they knew. Me! A woman! I did all those things. Don’t you feel anything?
Grantes: I’m grateful. I’m sorry…
Cara: Grantes! You’re a sorry excuse for a man! Living off a woman… you’re no better than a pimp!
: Why? Adults are humans too! And I’m a human! I’m human just like them! Oh, I don’t understand! Gala, tell me why!
: Oh, brother.
: You’re so strange.
: Come on, Noa! You want to go to Conkram, right?! You want to see your parents in Conkram, right?
: Y-Yeah, I do. Okay, Gala. I’ll take care of Grantes later!
Geez Gala, way to take advantage of her short attention span.
Arhglahdlvabslvashvasv, I can’t even afford certain items, let alone ALL of them.
NEXT TIME: THE REST OF SOL TOWER.