Fallen Angel of the Twilight
NevinGrant me now the glory of thy name.
NevinMake me as your readied instrument of salvation before all. Grant thy vast and holy radiance, that all darkness here be banished!
NevinPhew... Good grief.
A sylvan village in North Grastaea
RamielIt looks as though the purification is complete, Nevin.
NevinPurification, huh? Considering the sorry state of things, I can't help but get a pretty strong sense that we're too little, too late.
RamielI empathize with your regret that we could not save these people.
RamielGiven our thin numbers, though, this sort of outcome was unavoidable.
Young SylvanHrk... Our village! Why did this have to happen...?
NevinHey! We've got a live one, Ramiel!
RamielHe looks wounded in places, but thankfully, he yet draws breath.
Young SylvanWhat?! You're the one from last night! No way. Why are you back?!
Ramiel"Back..." Hm. I see. Nevin, this means—
NevinYeah, I know. It means we've got trouble.
A village on the outskirts of the Holy City Grams
CleoI can sense an ominous miasma issuing forth from inside the village.
LucaIt's just like those poor folks told us.
RanzalY'know, I really thought all that stuff about an angel of the Ilian Church gathering up villagers and havin' some wild party was a buncha cock-and-bull, but here we are.
ElisanneWe've yet to ascertain the identity of the perpetrator, Ranzal. For now, our first priority is to save the village. We must excise the source of this miasma.
The PrinceHuh? Wait, everyone! There's something strange afoot.
RanzalAre these the locals? This lady's kinda—
Unhinged Old WomanGraaah! GYAAAAAAAGH!
LucaWhoa, whoa! Not good! She's lost her marbles!
ElisanneWe cannot harm innocents. Let us avoid them and find from whence the miasma stems!
???Hang on, kiddo. Let a pro handle this.
NevinIf you wanna get through these folks without hurting 'em, you just leave it up to Papa Bear. First I'll give 'em a little spritz of sanctified water, like so...
Unhinged Old WomanUwaaagh!
NevinGrant me now the glory of thy name. Make me as your readied instrument of salvation before all, and give unto your consecrated their perfect repose!
CleoAll the nearby miasma has disappeared! Incredible.
NevinSure has, but it's just a temporary thing. So long as we don't cut off whatever's actually causing the stuff to show up, we'll be right back in the same pickle.
The PrinceIn any case, we're grateful for your help. Why are you here, though, Nevin?
NevinSame reason you are. We Church folks also want to avoid any undue bad press for our angels.
RanzalGuess that means all the rumors and hearsay about an angel really are just that.
RamielIf only it were that simple.
ElisanneWhat do you mean?
NevinOne pair of eyes on a situation is better than a hundred mouths talking about it. It'd be faster to just get a look at whatever's causing the outbreak ourselves.
RamielAn aerial view suggests that the miasma is billowing forth from a chapel at the center of the village.
NevinWell, that's pretty ideal. All righty— shall we go sort the problem out?
CleoNgh... No ordinary person could withstand such a fierce concentration of miasma.
???They would lose all sense of reason in under ten seconds. Anyone lacking the divine protection of holy mana would fall within ten minutes. That includes you.
ElisanneDo my eyes deceive me? That looks like...
RamielSo it does. I expected as much, given what we heard of the situation from those who survived, but...
Fallen Angel RamielOur mana resonates. You have come at last. I bid myself welcome, Ramiel.
RamielYou've made quite a nuisance of yourself, slithering around with my appearance. The mere thought of it disgusts me.
ElisanneSo basically, he's taken on Ramiel's appearance to trick the people, and then gone around the villages near Grams to suffuse them all with miasma...
The PrinceSo is he the same as the last demon we fought?
Fallen Angel RamielHa ha. What you fought was but a pale imitation wrought from the miasma that spilled from a sealing stone. In other words, a pseudo-demon.
RanzalYou sayin' you're different, then?
Fallen Angel RamielQuite. And it is most displeasing to be underestimated by rabble like you. I shall have to revise your perception.
Fallen Angel RamielFor the power of the Five Archdemons is far and away greater than you imagine!
NevinTch. This thing's on a whole different level than the bastard we fought before. You ready to tango, Euden?
The PrinceOur enemy's power may be immeasurable, but if we don't defeat him, we cannot undo the harm caused by the miasma. We have to stop him here!
RamielIndeed. Were we to turn a blind eye, the ensuing miasmic mayhem would only grow to encompass all of North Grastaea—nay, the whole of the world.
RamielAnd all those afflicted would coalesce into a violent mob bereft of reason. It is not something that we can let come to pass.
NevinGuess I'd better clock in for real on this one, then. I, the apostle Nevin, shall administer Her will!
Fallen Angel RamielAngels and humans both... You never change, no matter how many hundreds of years pass. The way you swarm like insects is enough to make me sick.
Fallen Angel RamielAnd insects should behave as such: abandon your reason, and be smeared in dirt as you grovel upon the earth! The hour of your extermination is nigh!