The Demon of Ruin
BasileusSo this is where Surtr was freed from the mimicry. It's hard to imagine, given how the place appears now.
MichaelThe reconstruction of Grams proceeds similarly apace. Humans certainly do have that indomitable-spirit thing down.
RaphaelWell, lookee who's here! What are you two so deep in thought over, mmm?
MichaelMerely chatting about how good this area looks even though it was the sight of a grand battle with a demon.
RaphaelYeah, that was a heck of a time, all right. And on that note...
RaphaelI seem to recall promising to give you a right thumping, so let's get it over with.
MichaelI think you got in plenty of thumps when we fought back in Grams.
RaphaelBut that was then, and this is not then! Just THINKING about the way you acted makes me furious! You're ALWAYS—
BasileusStow the chatter. We have a mission to complete.
RaphaelFine, fine. But I'm not gonna forget that thumping, Michael!
MichaelI am in no position to say this, but... I hope you rest in peace.
Shortly before the Satan incident...
Fallen Angel MichaelAaaaaugh!
RaphaelYes! This time we got the KO!
The PrinceNot quite yet.
RyszardaWait. There's something off about him...
Fallen Angel MichaelWhat...what am I doing...? Ah, of course. This is the ebb before the great wave.
RaphaelEnough with the mumbling! If you still wanna fight, hurry up and do it already.
Fallen Angel MichaelNnngh... Let us talk about the demon inside me while I am still myself.
Fallen Angel MichaelThe demon within me is called Surtr. He is a calamity clad in furious flame who lacks the tongue to speak.
Fallen Angel MichaelHis thoughts and desires are utterly incomprehensible to me. All I know for certain is that he seeks his own demise.
RaphaelYou're not exactly winning orator of the year awards yourself here, buddy.
RyszardaEasy, Raphael. Let's hear him out.
Fallen Angel MichaelSurtr's longing for death manifests as a miasma that flows from him and robs all around him of belief—including myself.
Fallen Angel MichaelBelief is a guiding principle for the self, and to lose sight of it is to lose the will to live itself and—AAAAH!
PinonLook at that miasma! This must be the power of the demon he's talking about.
Fallen Angel MichaelI can't...I can't control it! Hunger! Thirst! They consume me! I must release this anguish! I MUST RELEASE IT!
Fallen Angel MichaelThis demon...cannot be loosed upon the world... You must stop me... PLEASE!
Fallen Angel MichaelIt's been so hard, so painful... But I feel nothing...I don't understand... I...I...AAAAAAAAAAH!
MichaelIf it hurts so badly, release the demon and end your suffering.
RyszardaMichael! What are you doing here?!
MichaelI'm not here to cause trouble, I promise. Although I'm not here to HELP either...
PinonWhat is your goal in all of this, then?!
MichaelMy goal? Simple. I seek to help Basileus, as any parent would support their child.
MichaelThat belief is the lodestar of my existence. I cannot surrender it, no matter what.
MichaelBut as I said earlier, I am not your enemy at the present time. Your enemy is right over there.
Fallen Angel MichaelDeath approaches... I'll be eaten! Eaten away! End this boredom! AAAH HA HA HA HA HA!
RaphaelSo what was all that bit about "don't take my words to have a hidden meaning"?! Ugh, I am going to give you a right thumping the next time I see you!
MichaelDo as you will. If you think of me as an enemy, you can pummel me to your heart's content—though I suggest waiting until after this particular storm.
MichaelI pray for your good health. Farewell.
RaphaelRrrgh! I can't stand how he's always all condescending and calm and junk! He's ALWAYS been like that!
The PrinceI hear you, but right now, we need to focus on the enemy in front of us.
PinonAgreed. Let us bring peace to our poor comrade's soul and end his suffering. Sigil, release!
RyszardaRaphael, we're up!
RaphaelOh, I'm ready. We'll send him and that demon to the next world!
The PrinceLet's go, everyone!