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Part 31: Alliance
Moruba and -will you look at that- Tristan have been added to the list.

Bernarta Eltenaja Overis: Queen of King Dolgare. After the unity of Valeria, she married King Dolgare. She is from a highly respected noble family called Eltenaja. She had conceived a son but lost him in an accident. She died when she was 30 years old from a disease.

Filler battle.

Rotzer: Are you looking for Moruba...? All your efforts have been for naught... my gang should have captured Moruba... by now...

We get 3775 Goth, some more Goth, and an earth staff.

Oh, and by the way, I'm replacing Freesia with Olivia, as she has slightly better stats. Sad to see you go, Freesia, you've been with us since the beginning, but you're out of Squad Liveblog.

You must decide at the next battle (Banhamuba Temple) whether to let Shelley live and recruit her later or let her die and get a really good spell. As the subquest you'd need her for isn't worth it, in my opinion, we're gonna kill her.

Our position. Byan is at 1, Haborym is at 2, Aloser is at 3, Bruno is at 4, Basha is at 5, Orcus is at 6, Area is at 7, Belgger is at 8, Olivia is at 9, and Guildus is at 10.

We open on a man in a purple robe who I can only presume is Moruba being held by some soldiers.

Shelley tells him to stop playing stupid.

Moruba insists he doesn't know, and if he did, he'd never tell her.

"How dare you speak like that to your own daughter! Are you going to forsake me just like mom!?"

"I have forsaken nobody."

"Then tell me where the Forbidden Power is!"

"You ask for too much, Shelley. You are the last person I would help!"

"This is pointless. We're going in circles! You're coming with me, father."

The knight grabs Moruba. "What are you doing?!" he shouts.

"I'm sure your mind will change once we reach Heigm."

"Shelley, don't do this to me!!"

"Take him away." The knight does.

"Let's get out of here," Shelley says.

Suddenly, a door opens, and... go Orcus!

"Moruba, are you all right?"

"You are...?" Hey, show a little gratitude, old man!

"I'm Orcus, the son of Plancy Mown."

"You are Plancy's son..."

"We can talk about this later. I will take care of them now."

"Ok...just don't kill the woman. That is my daughter Shelley."

"I understand."

"Thank you..."

"Rotzer is useless..." Shelley mutters. Yes, he is. "I challenge you, boy!"

This battle is pretty easy. You have the high ground, Shelley rarely, if ever, uses her powerful Dark Law spell (which we're killing her to get), and she starts out in the open. And so, like the pussy I am, I have Haborym and Aloser kill her before any enemy except two ninjas can move. Classy, I know.

Shelley: M...mother...

We get 450 Goth and most importantly the awesome Dark Law spell that Byan will make good use of.

After the battle, we meet with Moruba.

"...I see. Plancy is dead..." he mutters.

"Please, I need your help."

"...What are we going to accomplish by fighting? I know you are not fighting to gain power. I know you are different from the Cardinal and the Duke... but war creates chaos! It doesn't matter what the reason may be..."

Orcus goes on a small rant about how they need to unite the races like Dolgare did.

"To return to the golden age of the Dolgare Era is impossible. Especially when the Valerian savior is in the hands of the Dark Knights."

"Kachua..." Orcus whispers.

"Can you allow yourself to fight Kachua?"

The game gives us two options I forgot to screenshot. I select 2, or "no choice."

"No choice. For true peace, I may have to be the devil."

"I see... you are going to choose the path of a ruler... that may be your destiny..."

"I'm not giving up that easily! I will try to help her as much as I can! I am the only one who can save my sister!"

"I wish I had the strength that you have. Then I could've saved Shelley. Fine. I will support you. Even if it costs my life."

"Thank you." The screen fades to black.

Whoah. What's Branta doing up here?

"...Where am I?" he asks. "...Why are you here? Who is it? Who's there?!"

The screen flashes red.

"What? Hurry? For what? Who gave you the right to order me around!!" The screen flashes red again. "Wha... what!?"

Branta wakes up. "A dream... what an eerie dream..."

A soldier walks in. "I have a report, your highness."

"What is it?"

"We lost track of Shelley."

"...Was she killed by the Liberation Army?"

"Details are not yet known, but there is a high possibility..."

"Shelley, that useless bitch..." Branta is an asshole.

"I will organize a rescue unit and send them to Amorika!" For a soldier, this guy has balls.

"Don't bother!"

"What?"

"I said forget her. Don't make me say it twice. I don't want a warrior who can't even accomplish such a simple task! We don't need an incompetent bitch like her!!"

"Yes, your highness. I shall go now." He does.

Branta walks over to the window. "...Damn it!!"

We are brought back to the map screen. Let's go to Fiduc.

I replace Fenril with Dark Law and level up everyone to level 28. I also dismiss Leon, Delta, Julia, and Hogan.

Leon: But, won't you give me a second chance?

Delta: I am not a disposable tool for you!

Julia: What!? I donít get it!

Hogan: Again!? I donít want to leave!

Moruba, Orcus, Shadow, and "Staff" are having a meeting.

Orcus asks Shadow if he's sure he knows where Kachua is.

"The Roslolians are training in Banisha Castle. And the queen is with them."

Orcus asks Moruba if the grave of Dolgare is in Banisha.

"I have no idea... I was already out of the kingdom when King Dolgare passed away and..."

"Yes...?"

"I don't think the king would be buried outside of the royal family grave. Since the queen and the prince were buried in the royal family grave."

"Then the Roslolians must be looking for a different grave..."

Moruba concludes they must go to Banisha; Orcus says Branta would never attack Banisha so they won't have to worry about him. Orcus orders Staff to send a large number of soldiers to Yomlahada Ravine to distract the Bacrum Army while they attack Banisha.

Before we go to Banisha, there's some stuff we can do.

Next time: we prepare to assault Banisha!
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