|It's time to fight the Conqueror's main army.|
The first thing we had to do was take on the Conqueror's main forces marching on Elysion. This was very easy and reminded me of the fights outside of the six bases surrounding Koenigsdorf where it was just wave after wave of regular unions and a slightly more powerful one in the last batch. We didn't have any problems thanks in no small part to David and Pagus being able to use Gae Bolg and Megalore quite frequently. As a result, everyone just melted before us, even the army's commander.
|A dragon parked in front of where I need to get to. Great!|
After meeting up with Oswald, he told me to try going down the Sixth Path, as it would have a means to get to the Sacred Lands. I'd been there before exploring and had been to the section of the Final Fortress that it lead to. In that area there was a massive door that, at the time, I couldn't open. So, now I assumed it would open. Why else would I be sent there?
|Wagram trying to stop us again.|
After beating the dragon, we headed through the doors and found a chamber that looked exactly the same as the Ark in Elysion. Just as Irina was about to bind with it, Wagram appeared, intent on stopping everyone. He summoned a very powerful creature and the fight was on. This guy took a couple of tries before I was able to beat it. The first go around it got pretty trigger happy with it's one shot kills, so that was a no-go. On the second try, things were a lot better, as the monster didn't seem quite so inclined to use those attacks. It was another case of the random behavior that can worm its way into the fights in this game. We won, though, and with that not only was the creature defeated, but it looked like Wagram died as well, once again implying that Rush was a Remnant as he faded into dust.
|Smacking around homunculi.|
I used the teleporter so I could restock on potion ingredients. Unfortunately, this meant having to travel all the way through the Sixth Path, Final Fortress, and Sacred Lands once more in order to get back to where I was. The run actually wasn't too bad. I managed to avoid most of the groups of enemies. Some harpy-like ones were unavoidable as they could cast slows on Rush as he ran by. Other than that it was pretty uneventful. If anything, I found it kind of exciting trying to avoid all of the enemies, especially when Time Warp was on cool down and I had to be extra careful while juking around charging enemies. Some of those homunculi in the Sacred Lands run fast! The trip also got me wondering if the rare monsters I fought the first time through the Sacred Lands were even rare because they were back again. Maybe they aren't rare, but more like elite monsters that just got tossed into the same category?
|The doors to the Conqueror.|
|The Conqueror finally explains everything.|
|The Conqueror has a lot of scary attacks.|
|Rush sacrifices himself to save the|
So with a teary goodbye, the Conqueror and Rush were destroyed in a massive explosion, but everyone else was saved. They would be returning to a world without Remnants, making a new future.
|Tidus! Nooooooo! I mean...Rush! Nooooooo!|
|I love it when a game hints there'll be a sequel and you just know it|
isn't going to happen. =p