SorrowVengeance (Story) | Reboot


Vengeance is the twenty-eighth chapter.

28.1[edit | edit source]

The beginning was but an accident.
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 65
Battles: 5
XP: 29849
XP/stam: 1571
Coins: 555
SwordIcon.png: 0 BowIcon.png: 27 SpearIcon.png: 0 StaffIcon.png: 9 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

Your party now seeks the Life Breeder that will bear a new Animata.

During your quest, 36AIS shares with you a memory encoded in her DNA.

"The beginning was but an accident."

---

Long, long ago, the Oxsecians developed new technology know as the Life Breeder.

It was to be a groundbreaking new system that made replication of all manner of genes possible. However...

"It spiraled out of control and decimated the Oxsecian's home planet?!"

---

Fiercely bitter over this loss, the Oxsecians grew bent on vengeance.

Abandoning all emotion, they honed their race through relentless optimization in pursuit of ever greater strength and power.

"The Life Breeder learned of this and feared their wrath. It hid away in the far corners of the universe, quietly gathering strength."

"Wait, does that mean..."

"...Animata is a technological life form that formed the foundation of our planet."

Pepropé's voice betrays a hint of irritation.

---

"Trying to exterminate us for that seems a tad extreme..."
"I think I understand now why they've been calling us parasites."

"36AIS's story also reveals a significant fact."

Animata has enough power to destroy an entire planet and all life that dwells upon it.

---

"I get it. We could harness the power of this planet's Animata!"

"Yes, it may be the only way to drive the Oxsecians off once and for all."

Though the thought crosses everyone's minds, no one ventures to voice it: To activate an Animata, someone's life energy must be sacrificed.

28.2[edit | edit source]

Has His Majesty returned?
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 65
Battles: 4
XP: 30971
XP/stam: 1630
Coins: 549
SwordIcon.png: 0 BowIcon.png: 33 SpearIcon.png: 0 StaffIcon.png: 7 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

"Has His Majesty returned?"
"We've received no reports of his-- Ungh!"

The petty officer is dead before he can complete the sentence. His superior stares in horror at the carnage before him.

"Wh-what are you doing here-- Arrrgh!"

Three shadowy figures step over the Oxsecians' mangled remains and proceed directly to four enormous prison cells.

"N-no! They must not be freed!"

The officer who tries to stop them meets a swift and brutal end.

"THE TIME FOR RETRIBUTION HAS COME."

28.3[edit | edit source]

Ruler of the deepest, darkest abysses of the sea.
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 65
Battles: 3
XP: 17517
XP/stam: 921
Coins: 316
SwordIcon.png: 0 BowIcon.png: 15 SpearIcon.png: 0 StaffIcon.png: 4 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

A massive shadow suddenly appears, barring your way.

It is the Kraken, ruler of the deepest, darkest abysses of the sea.

His countless eyes fix upon each of you with murderous intent.

Luck Treasure Chests[edit | edit source]

Note: This is an incomplete list. Please contribute by adding missing drops.
Chest Possible Rewards
A Coins.png 475 Coins, Lunar Ring.png Lunar Ring, Ice Ring.png Ice Ring, Sentient Flame.png Sentient Flame, Tail of Insight.png Tail of Insight, Lustrous Tail.png Lustrous Tail
B Coins.png 475 Coins, Ice Ring.png Ice Ring, Fire Ring.png Fire Ring, Ignorant Flea.png Ignorant Flea, Pelt of Knowledge.png Pelt of Knowledge, Sentient Flame.png Sentient Flame, Lustrous Tail.png Lustrous Tail, Wisdom Flower.png Wisdom Flower
C Coins.png 950 Coins, Lustrous Tail.png Lustrous Tail, Wisp of Jealousy.png Wisp of Jealousy, Mangled Horn.png Mangled Horn, Ignorant Flea.png Ignorant Flea, Terra Spearbronze.png Terra Spearbronze, Pelt of Knowledge.png Pelt of Knowledge
D Coins.png 1425 Coins, Metal Minion icon.png Metal Minion, Shooting Star.png Shooting Star
Luck 80 Coins.png 950 Coins, Metal Minion Λ icon.png Metal Minion Λ, Metal Minion icon.png Metal Minion, Mediscanner icon.png Mediscanner, Lizardfolk Archer icon.png Lizardfolk Archer, Knight icon.png Knight
Luck 100 Coins.png 950 Coins, Metal Minion Λ icon.png Metal Minion Λ, Metal Minion icon.png Metal Minion, Mediscanner icon.png Mediscanner, Lizardfolk Archer icon.png Lizardfolk Archer, Beastfolk Archer icon.png Beastfolk Archer, Knight icon.png Knight, Kraken icon.png Kraken

28.4[edit | edit source]

A Chimera--a living weapon of mass destruction.
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 65
Battles: 5
XP: 102087
XP/stam: 5373
Coins: 1664
SwordIcon.png: 25 BowIcon.png: 0 SpearIcon.png: 0 StaffIcon.png: 13 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

"Now that's what I call a monster."
"I believe it's a..."

36AIS trails off, groping for a distant memory. She explains that it is a fell beast created by the Oxsecians know as a Chimera--a living weapon of mass destruction.

"Though we created it, I'm afraid we cannot control it."
"Your father's doing, I take it?"

28.5[edit | edit source]

Run for the faster you can accomplish your goal.
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 65
Battles: 3
XP: 86320
XP/stam: 4543
Coins: 1316
SwordIcon.png: 22 BowIcon.png: 0 SpearIcon.png: 0 StaffIcon.png: 8 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

Your party races down a corridor, as directed by 36AIS.

You know full well that a terrible fiend awaits up ahead.

Still, you run with all your might, for the faster you get there, the faster you can accomplish your goal.

28.6[edit | edit source]

The goddess of death hunts it down
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 66
Battles: 4
XP: 63958
XP/stam: 3366
Coins: 1096
SwordIcon.png: 13 BowIcon.png: 0 SpearIcon.png: 0 StaffIcon.png: 12 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

You sense a ghastly presence slithering up from behind.

It is Marilith, the demonic reaper of souls from whose scythe there is no escape.

However far her quarry may flee, the goddess of death hunts it down relentlessly.

28.7[edit | edit source]

You hurry on.
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 66
Battles: 4
XP: 39764
XP/stam: 2092
Coins: 702
SwordIcon.png: 0 BowIcon.png: 13 SpearIcon.png: 15 StaffIcon.png: 3 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

"Almost there...Just a little farther."

Through utterly winded, you hurry on.

28.8[edit | edit source]

Something else is causing the ground to shake.
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 66
Battles: 5
XP: 88092
XP/stam: 4636
Coins: 1440
SwordIcon.png: 6 BowIcon.png: 6 SpearIcon.png: 18 StaffIcon.png: 10 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

A tremendous jolt rocks your party, followed by a hail of rock and debris from above. The jolts continue at regular intervals.

"That is no earthquake. Something else is causing the ground to shake."

Whatever it is, it must be massive, and it's heading your way.

28.9[edit | edit source]

the multiheaded dragon goddess who rules space and time.
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 66
Battles: 3
XP: 52852
XP/stam: 2781
Coins: 824
SwordIcon.png: 0 BowIcon.png: 0 SpearIcon.png: 0 StaffIcon.png: 19 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 2 IceIcon.png: 2 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

"Well, that explains the shaking, all right."

It is Tiamat, the multiheaded dragon goddess who rules space and time.

Her roar summons lightning, and the malice that infuses her claws and fangs obliterates her foes with the greatest of ease.

Luck Treasure Chests[edit | edit source]

Note: This is an incomplete list. Please contribute by adding missing drops.
Chest Possible Rewards
A Coins.png 475 Coins, Terra Staffwood.png Terra Staffwood, Tail of Insight.png Tail of Insight, Ignorant Flea.png Ignorant Flea, Cipher Cell.png Cipher Cell, Lustrous Tail.png Lustrous Tail, Sentient Flame.png Sentient Flame, Shell of Madness.png Shell of Madness, Pelt of Knowledge.png Pelt of Knowledge, Forlorn Stone.png Forlorn Stone, Terra Bowstring.png Terra Bowstring, Claw of Fate.png Claw of Fate, White Ring.png White Ring, Ice Ring.png Ice Ring
B Coins.png 475 Coins, Fire Ring.png Fire Ring, Wisdom Flower.png Wisdom Flower, Ignorant Flea.png Ignorant Flea, Ice Ring.png Ice Ring, White Ring.png White Ring, Terra Bowstring.png Terra Bowstring, Terra Swordsteel.png Terra Swordsteel, Forlorn Stone.png Forlorn Stone, Claw of Fate.png Claw of Fate, Wisp of Jealousy.png Wisp of Jealousy, Lustrous Tail.png Lustrous Tail, Mangled Horn.png Mangled Horn, White Ring.png White Ring
C Coins.png 950 Coins, Forlorn Stone.png Forlorn Stone, Shell of Madness.png Shell of Madness, Claw of Fate.png Claw of Fate, Wisdom Flower.png Wisdom Flower, Sentient Flame.png Sentient Flame, Terra Swordsteel.png Terra Swordsteel, Ice Ring.png Ice Ring, White Ring.png White Ring, Terra Staffwood.png Terra Staffwood, Terra Bowstring.png Terra Bowstring, Ignorant Flea.png Ignorant Flea, Wisp of Jealousy.png Wisp of Jealousy
D Coins.png 1425 Coins, Binary Star.png Binary Star, Knight icon.png Knight, Lizardfolk Archer.png Lizardfolk Archer, Mediscanner icon.png Mediscanner, Metal Minion icon.png Metal Minion, Metal Minion Λ icon.png Metal Minion Λ
Luck 80 Coins.png 950 Coins, Knight icon.png Knight, Lizardfolk Archer icon.png Lizardfolk Archer, Beastfolk Archer icon.png Beastfolk Archer, Mediscanner icon.png Mediscanner, Metal Minion icon.png Metal Minion, Metal Minion Λ icon.png Metal Minion Λ
Luck 100 Coins.png 950 Coins, Binary Star.png Binary Star, Beastfolk Archer icon.png Beastfolk Archer, Lizardfolk Archer icon.png Lizardfolk Archer, Tiamat icon.png Tiamat, Mediscanner icon.png Mediscanner

28.10[edit | edit source]

The ancient sage and ruler of darkness known as the Lich stands before you.
Stamina Cost: 19
Difficulty: 66
Battles: 4
XP: 51387
XP/stam: 2704
Coins: 914
SwordIcon.png: 4 BowIcon.png: 4 SpearIcon.png: 3 StaffIcon.png: 13 Skill icon 136.png: 0 Skill icon 137.png: 0
FireIcon.png: 0 IceIcon.png: 0 LightningIcon.png: 0 DarkIcon.png: 0 Skill icon 113.png: 0 Skill icon 114.png: 0

Tiamat collapses in a mighty heap.

"So, you have defeated my brethren. Impressive."

The ancient sage and ruler of darkness known as the Lich stands before you.

"The netherworld awaits. I shall show you the way."

The archfiends known as the Four Chimeras have been vanquished.

"Well done, everyone."

"We're nearly there. Come, this way."

36AIS steps up to a hatch and kisses it. It opens.

---

"What's next?"

Following Pepropé's instructions, you activate the system.
It responds by opening its "mouth."

"It really is just like what we saw back on our planet."
"Okay, now what do we--"

The question never reaches Pepropé, for without warning, an ear-shattering explosion sweeps over the entire area.

At the center of the blast stands the Zero Series. Their eyes, burning with bloodlust, are fixed squarely upon you.

---

"We have little time. Please, look after this planet and my children."

With these last words, 36AIS intends to sacrifice herself as Animata's lifecore.

---

"No, You still have people to protect."

So saying, Princess Palpa stops 36AIS. But even as the words leave her lips, she knows they are but a pretty pretext.

And so she decides to speak the truth.

"Please, allow me to go to Pepropé...wherever he is."

The words she could not utter for so long finally break free.

---

"I want to be with my beloved."

---

A massive amount of energy is required to reawaken a dormant Animata.

The human-shaped cavity found in each of them is there for that purpose.

It runs counter to the law of entropy increase--but such inner workings of life remain an eternal mystery.

But Palpa may have sensed the truth: that the true essence of the life energy swirling about the universe is the will of its sentient creatures.

---

Palpa waits with fists clenched and eyes wide open.

This time, she will become a lifecore of her own free will.

Countless tubes pierce her body, but she utters no sound.

Perhaps she's trying to spare you worry and grief. A crimson thread trickles out from between her tightly clenched teeth.

---

Life kindles within Animata.
A warm sensation enfolds Palpa's hands.

"Pepropé?"
"I knew you could come."
"Your presence is so vivid."
"I know you can do it, Palpa."
"Yes, if you can do it, surely I can, too..."

---

"Palpa, from this day forward..."

"Never again shall we be parted."


Chapter 28: Vengeance
Characters Kraken icon.png KrakenLich icon.png LichMarilith icon.png MarilithMediscanner icon.png MediscannerTiamat icon.png Tiamat
Enemies ArachnochipArachnochip EXFlame SpawnIce SpawnKraken's TentacleMediscannerOxsecian BlitzerOxsecian LancerOxsecian RaiderOxsecian RPSTentacle Clone
Bosses KrakenLichMarilithTiamat
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