Acht-la Ormh Inn
Forgive me, it seems my indecision has cost you precious time.
But I am convinced now. Convinced that you will triumph.
To the south you will find the bridge to Lyhe Ghiah. As the bearer of the four relics, the gate to the castle will open to you.
I could not say these words to Ardbert, but I say them now to you: go safely.
The gate has recognized that you bear all four relics. The seal is broken.
All that remains is to enter the castle and confront Titania─a being bereft of reason and mercy.
It is sure to be a ferocious battle. But if anyone can bring an end to our king's torment, it is you.
Yet know this, my adorable sapling: though we fae folk may appear to live unfettered lives, there are still laws that bind us.
To take back as much as is taken. To create as much as is destroyed. To give as much as is received.
In all things, balance must be preserved...and the same will be asked of you.
But worry not. Come what may, your beautiful branch will ever be at your side.
- The following is a voiced CS
You have freed our fallen king. Not that I expected any less, my [adorable sapling].
The dress, the crown, the scepter, the shoes─the time has come for these relics to serve their true purpose.
For they are not only the keys to the castle; they are also blessings to be bestowed upon the new king.
The way into the castle is opened when it is time to relieve the reigning monarch of the throne. And the brave soul who does the deed has the honor of taking their place.
However...should you ascend the throne, you will become one of us, never again to live as men do.
My adorable sapling. My precious mortal.
We fae folk live forever, but such is not your virtue.
To strive for a dream you will never see─to sow seeds that others might one day taste the fruits of your garden─that is the beauty of your kind.
Burn bright and shine as only you can. These blessings, your lovely branch will accept in your stead.
[Rejoice and revel, for the Kingdom of Rainbows is forever young.]
Now, shall we attend to those unwise enough to trespass in our realm?
Confound it! How did they get here so fast...?
Damn these pixies and their tricks!
How in the seven hells!?
Listen well! We come in pursuit of villains who have fled to this land.
You know who and where they are. Now, show yourselves and answer me...before I lose my patience.
Owww! Stop! It hurts, it hurts!
Enough! Lift the enchantment!
Minfilia. Willful child. How many times must I come to collect you?
I won't return to Eulmore! And I won't let you hurt my friends!
What is this stance? Where did you learn it!?
No Oracle I trained would make such an unseemly show of herself!
Know your shame, girl! You are powerless! You have no life nor purpose save that which our master sees fit to permit!
Who are you to dictate her purpose? To lock her away and deny her a life!?
If she was powerless, it's because of you, you sanctimonious swine. But no longer.
Fool. Defiance only begets more suffering. It is through acceptance alone that one may find solace in this godsforsaken world.
He's done it! The Warrior of Darkness has triumphed!
General? What are our orders? What do we do!?
We do what we came to do. Subdue this rabble, and find the Warrior of Darkness.
Forward, men! Take the villains captive!
Are you deaf!?
[The king is returned!]
[Make ready the feast!]
[Make ready the feast!]
Water? That wasn't there before...
[The night is delightful. Dance we shall!]
[The night is delightful. Sing we shall!]
What's the matter with you!? Get a hold of yourselves, damn it!
General, they come in greater numbers! We must retreat!
All who stand with the Warrior of Darkness shall face justice! My master demands it.
I see... Well, it's a good thing Feo Ul volunteered to become king in your stead─for all our sakes.!
We are grateful for your timely aid, Feo Ul─or should I say, Your Majesty.
Twas the first night in recent memory. We all of us but wished to make the most of it.
That's something you must remember about us fae folk. Though our existence may be eternal, we exist only for the present.
We live in the here and now, paying no mind to futures that may or may not be.
To wit, we are not driven as men are. We cannot fight for such causes as men do.
Does that mean you won't aid us against the sin eaters?
Not unless the mood takes us. But if it was to repay a debt? Well then, that's another matter.
To take back as much as is taken. To create as much as is destroyed. To give as much as is received. Such is the way of Il Mheg.
By this law, we shall lend you our strength─in return for the beautiful sky you have restored to us. In times of need, do not hesitate to call.
|I'll be sad to lose you.||What about our pact?|
- End of Voiced CS
It was pure luck that we managed to hold the Eulmorans at bay long enough for you to succeed─but we have earned some good fortune. And while it is plain we've not seen the last of General Ran'jit, I for one am glad to delay our reckoning with him awhile longer.
It seems I was wrong about your friend. Had Feo Ul not stepped in, you'd be frolicking with the faeries by now.
Well done, my friend. You put me to shame, laying low a Lightwarden while I struggle to land a blow on a man old enough to be my great-grandsire.
I'm going to train harder. Having seen what you've achieved, it's the least I can do.
Madbloom or no, we have a new Titania! The king is returned! All hail the king!
If you ever see that wrinkly old man again, pay him back for me ten─nay, a thousandfold!
Did you see the looks on their faces as they ran? Ohhh, it was delicious!
Ne'er for a moment did I doubt that thou wouldst triumph over thy foe─yet the majesty of thine achievement delighteth me nonetheless!
Night hath returned to Il Mheg, and we stand one step closer to delivering the First from its doom, and averting the Eighth Umbral Calamity.
'Tis but a pity thou wert not present to see the fae folk put the Eulmorans to flight. 'Twas a sight to raise the spirits, I do assure thee!
Ah, but what valuable allies they might prove...were the mood only to take them.