This entry contains some facts and trivial information that might give away the storyline or important secret.
Behold, the arrival of the last leg of my journey towards Sea, or Al’Taieu, is now before your eyes.
After a long struggle, a great effort, and an incredible help from friends on several occasions, today I finally beat CoP mission no. 7-5: The Warrior’s Path, or Tenzen Battle. Then the amazing, shocking truth was unfolded. We were shown a long and epic cutscene telling the long and winding storyline’s turn point.
First, I was so thrilled to actually see the Mothercrystal. It is so huge!! And seems powerful. No wonder why almost everyone was fighting for an access to it LOL. All our battle comrades were also there, Prishe, Ulmia, Louverance, Shikaree Z, and Jabbos….. We all were surprised to see the 5th Mothercrystal, while Ulmia sensed something different of this crystal to the other 4. She said other crystals emits energy of warmth and peace, while this one is chilly. Sounds evil, huh?
And suddenly Selh’teus made his appearance. *shudder*
He said this Mothercrystal does not belong to Vana’diel, but Al’Taieu since the submerge 10,000 years ago. He went on about the loss of energy that resulted in drawing the crystal and Al’Taieu back to Vana’diel. In short, if this Mothercrystal’s power fades, Al’Taieu as well as the Keeper of Apocalypse would return to Vana’diel and cause chaos or destruction.
Then Tenzen, and the 3 Tarutaru siblings (brats!) showed up. Tenzen also confirms that statement and added that Selh’teus has been to 4 Mothercrystals to absorb the energy, in order to pour that energy into this 5th crystal. His goal is to prevent the wake of Keeper of Apocalypse.
Then came the shocking news……..
Selh’teus said he could not carry the light, the crystal’s energy. So he’s been using me (or us…. every player) as the container. So now as I, who’s bearing the light, is before the 5th Mothercrystal, they plan to smash me into pieces, like a broken jar, to release the light into the crystal.
In short, they want me to die.
Even the mischievous Tarutaru kids were so shocked.
Then Selh’teus reached to me…. Saying I must return to the crystal.It is the only way to save Vana’diel from destruction.
Oh no you meanie ><;; Keep your hands off me!
Luckily Prishe does not agree (well, I guess others don’t agree too, but they were too shocked to react) so she stepped in to protect me. If you look clearly, you would notice me kneeling in weakened state behind her LOL.
So she said I don’t deserve to die, for there must be another resolution. She said we have the potential, we have the light, and our spirits are strong, so we should be able to defeat the Keeper of Apocalypse. So she’s all against the idea of killing us as a sacrifice to save the world. She also told Tenzen that Phoenix must have planned to resurrect us after killing us to release the power of light, too. However, she does not support the idea, she told Selh’teus he should pour the energy of the 5th crystal into us, and let us go to Al’Taieu to defeat the Keeper of Apocalypse.
Suddenly, Nag’molada made a grand appearance. I can’t remember precisely, but I think he knocked Prishe and Selh’teus over with some beam. He said, yes, open the gate to Al’Taieu!
I don’t know what he’s up to. He’s so hard to understand. I only know that I never liked him
Everyone else got into battle stance…. He is an enemy!
Nag’molada got the Amulet, and he talked to Selh’teus about the past, and something Selh’teus used to say long ago (wow, time to reminisce, eh?) about opening the way to Al’Taieu and opening the Gate of the Gods.
Then Nag’molada said it is unfair Selh’teus is making us take responsibility of the Zilartian’s sins, so he would take the burden off my shoulders (whoa, how generous!?) and also take the power…. (guh! bastard!)
Then he used the Amulet to absorb the light from us. Noooo! The light of Mothercrystal got stolen!
Then we (or actually, I) must have gone unconscious, because I saw a dream, or rather a flashback….
They talked about the original Mothercrystal that was in the eternal paradise or something, and how it got smashed into 5 separated pieces, causing the eternity to end and dwellers in the paradise to change form or something…..
Well, frankly I can’t really comprehend what they were saying ; ; The concept of Emptiness and the will of Altana vs. the will of Promathia is so complicated. I would have to read carefully to understand that. Reading from a long cutscene in the game, while a bunch of friends are waiting for me outside of the battlefield does not give me a relaxing enough time to try to understand everything in the story.
Anyway, Yve’noile or the Dawn Maiden said that the Crystal Warriors were supposed to keep destroying darkness or something, but they, too, cannot escape from the Emptiness that is creeping into everything. And she said something that sounded like….. Emptiness is the shadow that was born from the light. So, where there’s light, there’s shadow, and there’s Emptiness.
Then the dream of flashback ended, and I was spat out on the other end of the battlefield….. Into Sea, Al’Taieu.
Nag’molada, however, got here unharmed. (Why!!!???) And he walked passed the dead body me without even glancing. Man, I could of sworn that if I were in his path, he would even step on me and wouldn’t care.
Then he, who was overwhelmed with the joy from gaining access to the ancient capital, Al’Taieu, went kinda crazy like a mad scientist….or a brainwashed member of some cult LOL.
But then he got all mad and yelled at me because he couldn’t hear the whisper of the soul, accusing me of thinking too loud and thus interfering with his receptivity…. Bleh, what a jerk!
Then he realized that all other people in there were sent here as well. And he mentioned something about going to visit the grand palace, then left.
Phew, that moron finally left me alone. So now I can enjoy the new scenery of the new land, the lost capital of Al’Taieu.
And then the next chapter of Chains of Promathia began….
I’m now still disappointed that I forgot to turn on weather effect before all that. So my screenshots got plain and boring sky instead of the real one ; ;
Anyway, after all the long conversation and vision, I found myself in a while new realm….
Arkades, Dragonkng, Cornelious, and me.
Everything looked so bizarre and creepily beautiful. I felt very excited seeing Sea the first time. The view, the floor, the sky, the buildings, and the enemies, were all weird, yet wondrous.
And I was greeted by the Goldfish-Dolphin. Creeps me out a little, but when it’s following someone else, it looks cute.
Thank you everyone, for helping me accomplish another step of CoP mission. ^_^Tags: Al'Taieu, CoP Missions, Mothercrystal