Chapter 6: The Nest of Vice

Map opening

Grunia has been liberated.
All that remains is Olbern Castle, held guard by the commander of the occupation army, General Lang.
Lang used his position to steal possessions from the Grunian citizens, to steal young girls, and to steal lives.
Historically has there been a man crueller than him?
“He cannot be allowed to live.
I will definitely defeat him!”
Prince Marth raised his sword towards the skies and shouted out an order.
Aritian knights charge!!


Hahaha… They’re here?
Our reinforcements will be arriving soon.
If we hold out long enough, we’ll be able to attack them from both sides.
Swordfighter Navarre!
When they open the gate that will be your chance to attack.
Don’t hold back, just kill them all!!
Uh… Okay. The Aritian knights are, um, nothing to me. Yeah…
Oh! I should have expected no less from you.
As long as we have you, not even Talis’s Oguma can defeat us.
What? Oguma!!?
Uh… Um… Yeah…
I can, er, take care of that dude.
Good, with your words I can relax now.
Well, good luck, Navarre!

Recruiting Ricardo

Hey, Ricardo!
What are you doing here?
Oh, big bro.
It’s been so long.
Originally I planned to earn money with you.
But you had already stopped your ways.
But, even if you found yourself a pretty sister, it wasn’t nice to just abandon me like that.
Our love is just like that, huh?
Hey! Shut up!!
Don’t spout nonsense like that, or other people will get the wrong impression.
Anyway, you should quit your ways as well, and come with me.
Ha… I understand.
Wherever you go, I’ll follow you.
Big bro Julian♥

Recruiting Samto

(Talk with Sheeda)

Swordfighter, Navarre!!
Please aid us again!
Huh!? Dude, who are you?
I have no business with women or children…
That said.
(Hey, she’s pretty cute)
What do you want?
You can’t be Navarre!!
Who are you?
Crap, I’ve been found out!
I’m Samto, a, er, humble mercenary.
Since I look like Navarre, lots of people mistake me for him.
So I pretended to be him.
But I really hate that General Lang.
If you think I’m of any use, let me help you.
I guess you would be alright…

(Talk with Oguma)

You disappoint me…
Woah, I don’t believe it…
This Kill Sword is, like, so deadly…
Do we have to fight?
I guessed that we would have to duel eventually.
Ah… Oh, snap! Woah, dude!
I’m just faking it! …Faking!
It’s me… Samto.
Have you totally forgotten, Mister Oguma?
The pit-fighter from Norda, Samto?
Yeah, that was me.
Thanks for saving me back then.
When everybody tried to escape, you got yourself caught, to hide our escape…
I heard from the others that you were taken to the coliseum to be whipped.
Even then, you didn’t say anything about our whereabouts.
In the end, the young princess of Talis, who was passing by, protected you even when she was in tears, and rescued you.
So, that is why, for Talis…
No… For the princess, you wielded your sword again…
Don’t say anymore!
It’s already in the past…
In the past…
…..Mister Oguma…
Regardless, I hope to repay your favour!
Let me follow you, okay?

Versus Ricardo

Has anyone seen my big bro, Julian?

Ricardo falls

Crap, I blundered.

Versus Samto

Although it’s a shame, you must die.
Take this! Kill Sword!!

Samto falls

Oh, no way?
I didn’t do it…

Versus Lang

Please… Please wait.
I’m sorry… Please forgive me…
I was just following the Emperor’s orders.
I also hate what I have done, but I had no choice.
So… So…
Please… Help me…
Please just let me explain.
Yes… That’s right…
Like that… You let your guard down…
Idiot… Die!!

Lang falls

Urgh… How…
Could I be defeated…?

Chapter end

Your highness!
We’ve found bishop Wendel held captive in the castle.
Ah, bishop Wendel!
It’s great to you see that you’re safe.
When I heard you were taken from the village in Macedonia, I was really worried.
Lang wanted me to help him deal with the Grunia rebellion, so he took me here.
But, as the archbishop of Khadein, and with your power, you shouldn’t need to fear Lang.
I don’t like using magic in battle.
And also, I already left the magic city, Khadein, in the care of the two youths, Marich and Ellerean.
I left because I must carry out an important mission given to me by Archsage Gato.
A mission from Gato?
So, are you travelling the continent?
That’s right…
You should know that there was once a sacred jewel, with markings of the 12 constellations, known as the Star Orb.
In order to dispel Garnef’s dark magic, Gato created the holy Starlight magic from the Orb.
However, at that time it created a powerful shock and the Orb broke into 12 fragments, which flew and scattered across the continent.
Gato said that this world is protected by the mysterious power of the five Orbs.
If any one of them was lost, the world will fall into ruin.
And right now, the Star Orb has been broken. Therefore, even now the world is decaying.
The 12 fragments must be brought back together, so that the Star Orb can be restored.
Unfortunately, I was captured and the fragments that I laboriously collected were taken by the imperial soldiers.
Prince Marth.
I realise that I cannot complete my mission just by myself.
Can you aid me in my quest?
Huh… How could this be…?
Suddenly hearing that the world is falling into ruin.
I am finding it difficult to believe.
But, are the Star fragments these?
I already have a couple.
Once I’ve reclaimed Aritia, I will help you look for the remaining fragments and Orbs.
If possible, can you wait until then?
Oh, that’s right…
Your highness’s country was attacked by Akaneia…
I am deeply sorry.
My request was a little selfish.
Your highness, I understand…
I will also fight, to reclaim Aritia.
Huh? Bishop, can you really help us fight?
What about Gato’s mission…?
I bet meeting your highness was also planned by Gato.
If that is the case, I must follow my fate.
But, can we first go to Raman Temple?
At that ancient temple, perhaps we can recover some of the lost Orbs and Star fragments.
I understand.
Raman Temple is along our road to reclaiming Aritia.
We’ll head there immediately!!