Chapter 6: Colossus of Aspia
Aspia Castle Wall
Script typed up by: Lineage
Braff would never expect us to beat Wilmer and his army.
We must not take Braff lightly. He is an excellent strategist.
I would have to agree with Murasame.
I've been waiting for you, Lord Synbios.
It seems you have also come to know... the story of my birth....
So... the rumors of your mother being Basanda, the High Priest of Bulzome, are true...
Mother had high praises for you, Lord Synbios... for you and for the army you lead.
Listen Braff. If you knew that Synbios was not responsible for your father's death, would you still want to fight?
Someone else killed my father...?
It was the Bulzome High Priest Fiale. Had he not delivered the fatal blow, General Fafhard would still be alive.
I wish... I wish you told me about this a little earlier. My mother still loves my father... If she hears the story, she will kill the High Priest Fiale herself.
So... can this fight be averted?
Lord Synbios managed to avoid capture by the Empire and my father Fafhard's army, as well as defeat Fiale... I admire him greatly.
I shall one day be a legendary general myself, and would be honored to test my skills against such a warrior! Advance, my army!
Braff seems set on measuring himself against you by attacking us like this, Synbios. I hope we can assume he'll fight fairly against us. This battle will be fierce and brutal.
No matter how skilled Braff is, we cannot afford to lose this fight, Synbios.
We welcome the challenge, Lord Synbios. Let's settle the score with Braff!
Every formation has its weak point. Synbios, if you can't breach his lines, concentrate on Braff himself.
AFTER THE BATTLE
Synbios... It seems.... I, Braff, have lost....
I'm not the one who... abducted Algernon. As you see, he is not here, but I can assure you he is alive. Prince Arrawnt has him to insure that Tristus won't get involved. It seems... my... last breath is near... Ugh...
I won't let you die!
Something... from above... quick... get back!
A winged dragon controlled by Basanda took Braff away.
Very perceptive... That is exactly right. You defeated Braff, and were able to enter Aspinia. Unfortunately, this is end of your army, Synbios.
Are you going to fight us now, high priest Basanda?
HA HA HA... I could do that, but alas, I have other duties. However, if you bother me, I'll take no mercy on you.
SMIRK... We will control the secrets of the ancients, and make Aspia the capital of the Bulzome theocracy. Nevertheless, you can do nothing but watch. You'll never get past the Imperial army to enter Aspia. If you want to save Aspia, solve the mystery of the statue's black crystal... then come see me, Basanda.
Judging from how Basanda sounded, it seems the capital is already occupied by the Empire.
If they took Aspia castle, which is more than well protected, we can't fight them from the outside. However, as Basanda said... Braff's crystal may lead us in a different direction.
Poor Braff, the offspring of a Republican soldier and a Bulzome... the fruit of a forbidden passion...
While we were busy fighting Braff, Aspia was taken by the Imperial army! I will not, however, surrender yet.
With Aspia occupied by the Empire, the Republic is just about finished... No! There must be something we can do!
We finally defeated the Braff army... but we couldn't rescue Lord Algernon. Why was he sent to the Imperials?
Aspia's filled with the Imperials. Even we will not be able to do much with such a difference in numbers.
I have a sinking feeling, just like at Balsamo and Railhead. The capital is occupied.
Basanda of Bulzome scary... She angry about son. She fight hard.
The first meeting between Basanda and General Fafhard must have been business. However, since the two were together, they must have developed a bond. It would explain a lot.
Braff arranged things for the Imperials, and Aspia got occupied. I wonder if Benetram is all right?
The waves of evil come from Basanda, but not from her alone. There is something else...
Aspia Castle's proud of its security. Now that is our biggest obstacle... Only a few places are vulnerable...
We fight... and we fight some more.... but new enemies just keep popping up. We have no time to catch our breath.
If I remained in Tybalt's army, I would have been imprisoned or dead. I'm lucky I joined Synbios' army.
CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP? (Did we lose? We didn't, did we?) (It sounds like he said that...)
Finally, the road to Aspia is open, but Aspia has already fallen... Such is cruel fate. It strains my faith.
GRRRRR... the high priest Basanda... An enemy with a highly dangerous aura. If our next foe is her, then...
Murasame and I come from different clans. I was unsure, but he turned out okay. We will work well together.
If we directly challenge Aspia, we stand very little chance. As a ninja, I say we attack their weakest point.
ASPIA CASTLE WALL
You must be the army from Aspia.... Did you hurry back here, desperate to save your poor, little town? Well, I'm afraid the capital of your beloved Republic is ours, now. Surrender, and we may show you mercy!
At long last, the great Destonia Empire has regained what was taken from it... the land of Aspia. Once we take the capital, it's just a matter of time before the other territories surrender to Destonia.
WHEN STATUE GEM IS USED ON THE STATUE
Stairs going down have appeared!