The Pinnacle of Evolution
Rokkan ManYou...you monster! After all we did to eliminate the barriers between races! HOW COULD YOU?!
???Cease your feeble attempts to resist. Seize hold your fate. Perish.
Rokkan ManNnngh... I'm sorry...Luca...
???"Luca"? An accursed name. The moniker of he who blighted this land fallow with weakness.
Luca*pant* *pant* When I heard the village was under attack, I ran here as quickly as I could!
LucaBut what...what HAPPENED here?
The PrinceThe homes... The fields... They're gone. And after how hard you all worked to build this village!
Luca...Huh? Someone's coming.
???Luca: The name of the very fool who dreamed this absurd hamlet into being.
LucaWho the hell are YOU, man? Did you do this?! Where is everyone?!
Kai YanI am Kai Yan. I am the apex. I am he who would show the correct path to all who pervade this land.
Kai YanThis town was befouled with weakness. Thus did I take it upon myself to raze it to the ground and annihilate its populace.
The PrinceYOU did this?! Alone?!
Kai YanA culling. Nothing more.
The PrinceWhat does THAT mean?!
Kai YanThe weak are culled by the strong. Thus is the foundation of this world. Given that, what are the people here? They are frail. Feeble. ...Weak.
Kai YanThose who forsake factional competition to wallow in the fetid cesspool of harmony have forgotten what it means to be strong.
Kai YanOne differs so one may fight and kill and persecute until but a single species is left standing.
Kai YanOnly the last surviving species will prove itself worthy of inheriting this world. Thus does evolution wield the scythe.
Kai YanThat, Luca, is why the village you built is a mockery. A burlesque. You were a jester who gamboled and pranced as you led these people down damnation's path.
Kai YanAnd if I am to direct the other species of this world back to the path of right, you must meet the same fate as those fool enough to follow you!
Kai YanOnly then will the different peoples of this world resume their rightful strife! Only then will this travesty be properly expunged from both memory and mind!
LucaThat's a load of crap! And what about the fact that not a single person here wanted anything to DO with your sick plan?!
Kai YanYou, Luca, may have eschewed my design. But the others? No. I doubt it.
LucaWhat's that supposed to mean?!
Kai YanThis land teems with canaille—the Empire not least among them. In your absence, could they not have put this village to the sword at their leisure?
Kai YanWhat gospel did you evangelize to these dotards as they teetered on the precipice? That they may remain weak? That all they needed was to live in mindless harmony?
Kai YanSo long as you were there to protect them, perhaps. But were they ever truly safe? Look around you! Feast your eyes! Then tell me that it was ever so!
LucaThis is ridiculous!
LucaYou're just coming up with justifications for the fact that you hate seeing people of different backgrounds come together!
LucaAnd yeah, I get it—there's no end of fighting in Alberia. That's how all the people in this village lost their homes, their families, and their friends.
LucaBut they had to keep on livin', and that's why we all came together in this place.
LucaI don't know if that's a rightful path or a "damnable" one, and I don't care. It's a path we chose, and you ruined it— and I'll NEVER forgive you for it!
Kai YanAnd I shall grant no absolution for you fostering weakness as you lead others down a path filled with ruin and lies— so by my hand you will pay for it!
Kai YanThere must be culling! Culling! CULLING! Only from violence can true strength and prosperity be born!
Kai YanO power universal! Peerless might and honed force, imbue my body with dauntless strength!
Kai YanI have fused my flesh with the Vajra Orb, a relic of untold power! My body, already ultimate, has ascended to a new plane!
The PrinceHe fused a Qilin relic into his body?!
Kai YanFeral Shroud! Expand!
The PrinceThat seal... Wait, are you...?!
Kai YanWe are the invincible arm that rules over all species. We are...AGITO!
LucaYou're another one of them!
Kai YanBehold—my perfect form! My peerless might! I am DAUNTLESS!