Guider to the Eternal Edge
After becoming a master of several armaments, (Captain) is invited once again to the Eternals' headquarters. All ten Eternals have gathered on the island to share their commendations before engaging in combat with the captain. Left with no choice, (Captain) takes the Eternals head-on in a battle for the ages.
(Captain) has journeyed far and wide across the skies, continuing to master the usage of many weapons along the way.
One day, the captain gets an invitation from Seofon to meet at the Eternals' headquarters.
(Captain) travels to the island and finds all ten members of the Eternals waiting.
Despite seeing the familiar faces, (Captain) can't help but feel an intensity in the air before Seofon opens his mouth to speak.
Seofon: Yo! Thanks for coming out today, (Captain).
Seofon: And congrats on awakening the revenant weapons. You're really something.
Seofon: No longer a jack, but a true master of all trades.
(Captain) nods firmly in response.
Seofon: I'm just gonna go ahead and say it—you're gonna fight us right here, right now.
(Captain) is reluctant, countering with the notion that there is no reason for them to fight.
Seofon: That's true... You may not have any particular reason to fight us.
Seofon: However! We have our reasons to fight you.
Seofon: The ten of us are gathered today for you, just like we did for that party last time.
Seofon: Everyone here's got somethin' to say, so I want you to hear them out at least.
Accepting Seofon's explanation for now, (Captain) gives the Eternals a moment to share their thoughts.
Anre: (Captain)... Do you remember? What I told you previously.
Anre: Strength is merely a tool which one yields. But power without purpose only leads down the path of destruction.
Anre: After obtaining such strength, how do you plan to wield it?
Anre: The time has come for you to show me your answer.
Threo: Heh-heh... You know I'm not great with words, so I'll keep it simple.
Threo: You're like, super powerful, right? Well, me too! And I don't wanna lose!
Threo: So that's why it's on—and I'm going all out on you this time!
Feower: (Captain)... I sought strength in order to protect Stardust Town.
Feower: However, ever since meeting you, I've become stronger than anything I could've imagined before.
Feower: For what reason do you seek strength? I want to see the answer for myself.
Feower: So show me—through battle. And don't hold back.
Tien: (Captain)... You are strong. And you are kind.
Tien: But the stronger you become, the larger the fear in my heart grows.
Tien: If something terrible were to happen to you one day, would you remain the way you are?
Tien: That's why I must see for myself. Just how resilient is your heart?
Tien: And... Am I strong enough to be worthy of standing by your side?
Tweyen: Somehow I didn't notice, but you've become so strong since we first met that you almost seem out of reach.
Tweyen: Hehe. But not so fast—you're not the only one who's grown stronger.
Tweyen: I've told you this once before: I am thankful you've given me a reason to grow.
Tweyen: That's why... today I want to show you just how high I can fly.
Niyon: I came to perform with you today, (Captain).
Niyon: As you become more robust, so does your melody.
Niyon: Let us harmonize our melodies, and I'll see just how much you've grown.
Niyon: Hehe. I wonder what kind of performance we'll have today.
Seox: Ever since meeting you, I no longer feel disdain nor hatred towards great power.
Seox: And that includes you—your strength no longer frightens me.
Seox: Simply put, I purely wish to test my hand against your strength. That is all.
Seox: Show me just how high you plan to fly freely across these blue skies.
Fif: I'm gonna be strong and kind just like you someday, (Captain)!
Fif: That way I can save a whooole bunch of people in need with my magic!
Fif: And if you're ever in trouble, you can bet I'll come save you too!
Fif: That's why you can't be stronger than me yet!
Fif: I practiced and trained a whole bunch for today just to show you! And I'm not gonna hold back!
Eahta: You are but a pebble in water. But your ripple has grown into a tremendous wave.
Eahta: Strive for even greater heights, and surely your wave shall engulf the skies.
Eahta: And within this storm, your blade remains unyielding lest you lose yourself.
Eahta: So show me. Just how strong is your resolve? We'll let our blades decide!
Seofon: Say, do you remember what I asked you a while ago?
Seofon: About what you were planning to do with such might.
Seofon: And what your plans were, remember?
Seofon: The day has finally come to turn in your homework!
Seofon: Well, I guess it's more of a pop quiz from yours truly.
Seofon: And sorry—no exemptions from this one!
Seofon: It may seem a bit unreasonable, even absurd. But if you can't prove your mettle to us here, we cannot allow you to go on.
Seofon: Oh, right. I should warn you about one more thing.
Seofon: Take our test lightly and you may just pay with your life.
Seofon: Heh-heh. You ready?
Choose: Bring it.
- Bring it.
- I... I can't.
Seofon: Haha! Excellent—that's the spirit, (Captain)!Choose: I... I can't.
Seofon: Huh? You can't?
Seofon: I mean, I appreciate the honesty... But like, are you sure?
Seofon: Hmm... I've got it! Let's just take some deep breaths together first!
Seofon: Breathe in... and out!
Breathe in... and out!
Seofon: How's that feel? You think you're feeling up for it now?
- Bring it.
- I... I can't.
Seofon: All right... Here goes!
And with those words, all ten Eternals come for (Captain) at once.
Guider to the Eternal Edge: Scene 2
Upon successfully taking on all ten Eternals in combat, a power that previously laid dormant within (Captain) awakens. Each member of the Eternals congratulates (Captain) on the achievement as the captain reflects on the time they've spent together with a feeling of immense gratitude.
The epic battle finally comes to an end.
Impressively, the captain somehow manages to hold off all ten Eternals.
As a result of their battle, something awakens deep within (Captain).
Seofon: Hahaha... You really did it, (Captain).
Seofon: To handle all ten Eternals at full power really is an impressive feat.
(Captain) quickly dismisses the praise, as the captain was unable to fully defeat all ten Eternals in unison.
Seofon: Humble as always, huh? If you ask me, I'd say you still have some fight left in ya!
Seofon has fully taken notice of the visible changes that (Captain) has undergone.
However, the captain has yet to realize the transformation has occurred.
Seofon: Hmm. Just as I expected. By fully realizing the potential of the ten weapon classes...
Seofon: A power that rested deep within you until now has awakened—and it looks like your body's adjusting to it.
Seofon: Well, everything looks in order to me—if you start experiencing any side effects, let us know!
Noticing (Captain)'s miffed expression, Seofon quickly straightens himself together to apologize.
Seofon: Sorry! We didn't mean to scare you with this "test" or anything like that.
Seofon bows apologetically until the other Eternals begin to approach (Captain) to share their thoughts.
Anre: Look at you—I have no words or praise that would befit such greatness.
Anre: After crossing blades with you once again, I was able to see for myself.
Anre: I saw that there is nothing to fear about your strength. From here I will look forward to the future you forge with nothing but anticipation.
Threo: Oof... Guess I couldn't cut it after all, huh?
Threo: But you know what? I thought that might happen.
Threo: I'm not giving up yet either—I still have room to grow! Let's fight again sometime, (Captain)!
Feower: Through our battle this time, I felt your true strength anew.
Feower: I could tell... Your strength is for protecting others, not something you would wield against the weak.
Feower: I hope that you stay the way you are, (Captain).
Tien: On behalf of the Eternals, I want to thank you for going along with this, (Captain).
Tien: You've always been a strong yet gentle soul, and I hope you always will be.
Tien: If it ever becomes too much for you... Just remember.
Tien: If that time ever comes, I will be by your side—ready to return the favor. I promise.
Tweyen: Hehe. How was I, (Captain)?
Tweyen: No matter how high you go, I'll always be trailing by your side.
Tweyen: So fly. Fly high to your heart's desire—for as long as I will it, you'll never be alone.
Niyon: I had fun today, (Captain). Your performance was lovely.
Niyon: As always, I enjoyed basking in your strong yet gentle melody.
Niyon: Hehe... Let's play again sometime. I really am glad to have met you.
Seox: I can't say I'm surprised. You've raised your power to another level once again, (Captain).
Seox: It's strange. I didn't think combat with someone could be this enjoyable.
Seox: Well, if you crave the thrill of battle again, I'll always be here to quench your thirst. Remember that.
Fif: Hey, what about me, (Captain)? I've become super strong too, haven't I?
Fif: So if you ever find yourself in a bind, I'll come and save you, okay?
Fif: You can count on me, (Captain)! Bet on it!
Fif: Hehe! As long as we're together, no one can stop us! Right, (Captain)?
Eahta: Even upon obtaining power beyond comprehension, you continue to seek further strength. One may wonder if there is a beast that hungers within you.
Eahta: Yet, you have others who walk with you on this path.
Eahta: Or perhaps, it is because you have others who walk with you that you continue to seek power... Either way is fine.
Eahta: One must act true to their will, or perish into the decay of regret. It would be most improper for you to stop short of accomplishing your destiny.
Eahta: These glorious skies are yours to roam, child! For the skies owe you nothing—fate is something you must take for yourself!
After all ten Eternals have had their say, Seofon speaks to (Captain) once again.
Seofon: But honestly, seeing you in action again was amazing, (Captain)! You're pretty much a god at this point, huh?
Seofon: Well, an adorable and up-and-coming god, if you ask me!
Despite his usual jokes, Seofon takes a different tone of voice in an attempt to lighten the mood for (Captain).
An idea comes to the leader of the Eternals to help relieve the post-battle awkwardness.
Seofon: Oh, I know! Since we're all here, how about another shindig?
Seox: Hmm... A party for (Captain) might be a good idea.
Feower: Indeed. Once again we'll be able to discuss (Captain) becoming leader of the Eternals.
Feower: In fact, this would serve as a perfect occasion to inaugurate (Captain).
Seofon: (There they go again... showing me their tough love!)
Seofon: Yes, very good! I was just thinking that this leader business was getting too hairy, so the timing's perfect!
Seofon: I mean, if (Captain)'s on board, let's do it? What do you say?
(Captain) seriously considers Seofon's offer.
Seofon: (What's this? (Captain) looks partial to the idea.)
Choose: I'll do my best!
- I'll do my best!
Feower: Great. I knew that (Captain) would be up for the task.
Seox: Indeed. With (Captain) as our leader, I've never felt so assured.
Tweyen: This calls for a party! Let's start the preparations right away!
Anre: Allow me to take care of shopping duties. I'll see if I can get Siero to prepare us some items worthy of our celebration.
Fif: I wanna go too! I'm gonna buy a ton of candy! You gonna come too, Grampy?
Eahta: Very well. I shall also come along.
Anre, Fif, and Eahta prepare to depart on a shopping trip for the party.
Tweyen: Thanks, guys! So with three on shopping duty...
Tweyen: I'll come up with a menu and make a note of the ingredients we need!
Niyon: May I also help with the cooking?
Tweyen: That'd be great! First, we'll need to check what ingredients we have on-hand and then come up with a menu!
Tweyen and Niyon get busy in the kitchen to come up with a menu for the party.
Tien: Hmm... Feower and I will decorate then, I suppose.
Feower: Sounds good. I think we can probably make something nice with what we have here at headquarters.
Seox: Allow me to help as well.
Feower: Appreciate it.
Tien, Feower, and Seox work in unison to embellish the halls for the party.
Seofon: (Wh-what's happening? Are these really the Eternals I know?)
Seofon: (They're working in such harmony all for (Captain)'s celebration!)
Seofon suddenly puts two and two together.
Seofon: Wait a minute—are we really making (Captain) the leader?
Seofon: Are you guys sure? I mean, we all say things we don't mean—if you say something now we can still go back to how things were!
His comments go unnoticed as the others are busy in preparation for the party.
Seofon: Wait just a minute! What about me? Isn't there something I can do? Anybody? Feower?
The proud leader throws away his pride in a moment of panic, desperately searching for a role to play in the preparations.
He soon finds Threo warming up by herself.
Seofon: Hey there, Threo! Aren't you bummed that you aren't doing anything to help?
Threo: Bummed? What for?
Seofon: Say, Threo... Maybe together we could...
Threo: Ah, sorry! I'm kinda busy now—maybe next time!
Threo: I'm, uh, gonna go for a hunt! It's a celebration, after all! This calls for the strongest of meats!
Threo ditches Seofon and goes merrily on her way.
Seofon: Threo... Not you too...
Seofon is shocked to find that even the carefree Threo has betrayed him.
The leader is unable to find a way to make himself useful. Perhaps the other Eternals didn't need him after all.
Fortunately, (Captain) finds Seofon just before he hits rock-bottom.
Choose: Seofon, almighty leader of the Eternals!
- Seofon, almighty leader of the Eternals!
Seofon: Huh? Isn't the almighty (Captain) supposed to be the leader of the Eternals now?
Choose: What, that? I thought we were just joking.
- What, that? I thought we were just joking.
(Captain) continues to speak as if nothing has changed.
Choose: Did you have any requests for the party?
- Did you have any requests for the party?
Seofon: Any... requests? Why are you asking me that?
(Captain) explains that Tweyen wanted to know what Seofon wanted in order to prepare tonight's menu.
Seofon takes a moment of silence to process the captain's words before finally coming to a realization.
Seofon: Those guys... I can't believe them!
The captain takes a moment to calm Seofon, now overcome with emotion, before returning to the others.
Seofon: So that's how it is, huh? Well guess what? Big Brother Seofon's feeling extra generous today!
Seofon: Hey, you guys! Get anything you want—money's no object tonight! Everything's on me! Wahaha!
(Captain) continues to make preparations for the party to celebrate this new milestone with the Eternals.
Whatever hardship may lie on the horizon, the captain knows that the Eternals will always be there.
Choose: (Thanks, everyone.)
- (Thanks, everyone.)
Reminiscing over everything they've gone through together, (Captain)'s heart swells with gratitude.