Part 12: The End of Chapter 1- Fighting In The Rain
Last time, we got to Baramus, where the citizens refused to fight. Leonard revealed the plan all along was to disguise ourselves as Gargastan soldiers and murder the citizens, forcefully inciting a revolt from the unknowing population. The game presented us a choice, with each answer guiding the story in a radically different direction. We could either murder the citizens of Baramus, or refuse.
We choose the latter.
This music starts playing. God damn it, I really hate the one Youtube video per post limit.
"No way!" Orcus shouts. "How can you achieve peace by murdering innocent people!?"
"You are still young..." mutters Leonard. "I envy your pure soul... if you can't stain your hands to achieve that ideal, you have no place being involved in this war!"
He attacks us. We stumble back just in time.◊ Vice and Kachua come out.◊
"Orcus! Orcus, are you all right!? Vice, come here...!"
Vice is unmoving.
"Vice... what are you...? No, don't do this to us!" I guess they heard the entire exchange.
"Kill them, Vice! Kill them both!" shouts Leonard.
Vice comes forward. He has a new sadistic portrait.◊
"...What an idiot! People with no will to fight for their freedom are... already dead. No matter how many we kill, it doesn't matter. These people should be happy to die for Walsta."
"Are you serious!?" asks Kachua. "What has happened to you, Vice!?"
"Shut up, Kachua. Stop treating me like a baby. And you, Orcus! How did you become leader in the first place!? You suck as a leader!"
Feel the burn, Orcus.
Leonard whistles, and a bunch of enemies appear.◊
"Vice, leave them here and follow me. We are going to wipe out the town with or without them!"
They walk away.
"Wait! Leonard! Vice!" screams Orcus.
Before we head out to the final battle of this chapter, the game lets you change classes and equipment.◊ Our HP levels are carried over from the last battle.
I take out Canopus' spear and replace it with a short sword. This increases his attack to 109. I replace his battle boots with a short bow.
With that out of the way, let's begin the final battle of Chapter 1.
Our position.◊ Freesia is at 1, Belgger is at 2, Julia is at 3, Canopus is at 4, Presance is at 5, Orcus is at 6, Area is at 7, Bruno is at 8, Leon is at 9, Delta is at 10.
The victory condition. The enemies can be seen in the background.◊
Some truly awesome, climactic music starts playing. If you remember, this was the music that played way back when we stormed Amorika with the help of the Zenobians.