The things I do for a boss conversation...
Honestly. Mist took a Luna to the face from the BK and survived with one health. Damn well scared the crap out of me, and I knew she was going to live!
Chapter 27 - Moment of Fate
Ike & Soren
: Took the central path, they killed the immediate foes in front, took out the general guarding the door on the right, and then entered the central room and killed the snipers and Bolting Sage (who kept running away like a wimp). Soren then grabbed the treasure, and Ike waited by the door until the other groups were ready.
Jill & Mist
: Took the eastern path, where they hunted down their thief, and and then fought through all of their foes until they reached the door and waited for the others to get ready.
Stefan & Mordecai
: Took the western path, where they did as the girls did, and fought through any opposition until they reached the door and prepared.
: Once everyone had gotten ready, they busted their way through the doors, and unleashed a vicious onslaught of level 20/20 rage upon their hapless foes. Ike held his ground against the huge wave of foes bearing down on him with support of both kinds from Soren, and the other pairs quickly pushed through to the center and joined them in eradicating the last of the foes. Stefan then fought Hafedd, and Ike arrived and went to fight the BK.
: Stole anything the main party members didn't pick up along the way.
: Put up a decent fight against Stefan, he struck first with two Brave lance hits, and then Stefan slashed him, Astra'd him, and finally ended the fight with another normal hit.
: "If not for a whim of His Majesty, I would not be facing you here. For a warrior, meeting a powerful foe is a joy above all others... And for this I give thanks to the king! Now, let us enjoy the gift we have been given."
The two men charged, Stefans speed allowing him to avoid the swift spear strikes as the man skillfully used his extra range to avoid deadly slashes time and again. They fought, neither of them able to take the initiative from the other as attack after attack continued to strike air.
After a few more exchanges, Hafedd began a long series of jabs which left Stefan unable to counter, until a strike came which Stefan needed to block, and the trap was sprung. Hafedd caught the sword between the prongs of his lance, and with a sharp twist, disarmed Stefan, hurling his sword into the air. The surprised swordsman was then smacked in the face with the butt of the lance, and narrowly avoided a direct stab in the torso, sustaining only a superficial cut as he rolled to get his sword. He lifted it from the ground, and came in from the side with a slash to his opponents leg, quickly vaulting over the spear slice that came to intercept him.
Stefan felt his adrenaline spike, the danger and subsequent joy of the fight consuming him as he let his blade carry him through the air. Even despite his great skill, Hafedd couldn't completely evade any of Stefans strikes, and was overwhelmed.
Forced to his knees, Hafedd watched as Stefan landed gracefully in front of him, and then drove his sword into the defeated lancemens chest.
: Mist attacked him since she has a unique boss conversation with him, got Luna'd, and then backed off and kept Ike alive. Sadly, Ike was unable to beat the BK since the two bishops healed him, so Ike went after the halberdier who decided to attack Mist during the fight.
VS Black Knight
: After she had ran into the room, the Black Knight had turned to her, apparently amused by her presence there.
"Do you tremble in fear, little daughter of Gawain? How...entertaining. But if you value your life, you will leave this place at once."
"You...you took my brother and my father! My sword may not even scratch you, but I don't care. This one blow... will contain... all my anger...and all my pain...Rrrraaaaa! I'll kill you!"
Anger overriding logic, Mist charged the enigmatic knight with an Armorslayer. As Ike screamed out for her to stop, Mist brought down her blade upon this hated mans head, and was completely surprised by how easily he stopped the strike. Before she could escape, he had then twisted his sword free of the bind, and drove it into her shoulder, in much the same way as he had slain her father. This wound was not fatal, but a shrill cry of agony broke loose from her as she pulled away and hastily patched the wound with a Vulnerary. She fought to remain awake as her vision swam in front of her, and she struggled to keep focused.
So much pain... I'm not bleeding too much, but it still hurts so much...
She turned her head towards the the sounds of steel banging on steel.
Ike is fighting him now? I need to help him... I can't lose him...
As often as she could, she healed Ike with a staff, fading into the background as the two fought for supremacy.
She could barely see over the haze of pain, but she saw the red silhouette of three more people running into the room, and she heard them speak as they stepped into the sidelines. many things were said, but she most clearly heard the halberdiers yell before they fanned out into the room.
"Oh! Then...uh... Hey, get that girl! Kill her before she flees!"
Even as she protested abandoning Ike with his foe, the lanceman ran towards her.
She saw the two bishops raise their staves, undoing Ikes progress against his foe, as the soldier drew closer.
The halberdier fell upon her, and had it not been for reflexes forged from many painful battles, she would have lost her life there. As it was, her mount was able to avoid the strike at the last second, but she had no idea how long it would last.
I can't leave yet, I need to help Ike! I can't fight this man though... I can barely raise my arm to use a staff, let alone wield a sword...
A blast of energy slammed into her assailant as Ike abandoned his original target in order to save her. Ike ran over to see if she was okay, when Nasir ran into the room, yelling at them to leave. A rumbling followed, and the last thing Mist saw of the room was the beautiful white blast that engulfed the Black Knight before the brother and sister ran towards the exit of the castle.
Hope you enjoyed this twofer of VS Sections!
: We rescue Leanne from the clutches of Daein, and Soren gains his mightiest weapon!