Completely Random Introductory Quote-
The Gods do not smile on us."
"I like it better that way.
- —Fran and Balthier, Final Fantasy XII
Chapter 11 ContinuedEdit
Dust to DustEdit
After trekking halfway across Pulse (because flying here on Bahamut would have been way too convenient), we've finally made it to Oerba. Let's take a look at the welcoming committee that greets the town's long lost L'Cie.
By the way, I kept the same party and paradigm setup from the Dahaka battle because this area is short and the same strategy works on the next boss.
This enemy is pathetic, nothing at all to worry about.
Battle- Vampire, Taxim
After defeating them, go to the small area on the left and pick up a Perovskite.
Battle- Varcolaci, Vampire
There is another Waystone in the corner behind these guys, once again I suggest doing it now to save a hell of a lot of walking later. Go down the ramp and into the big group of enemies in the center of town, ignoring the house on your right.
The Seekers can use Magic Blast to do some decent damage, and if they all do it at once you won't survive. They won't get to get what they're after till the day they die, so use Ruinga to finish them quickly. Go straight ahead and up the stairs, into the house. Ignore the Vetala on the first floor unless you
If you had come up here and defeated it already, it would have respawned. Once is more than enough with these guys. Pick up the Battery Pack at the red circle, then go outside and on to the next battle.
Battle- Seeker, Vampire
Pick up the Heavenly Axis (Vanille's stagger-lock weapon), then go down the ramp.
Defeating him gets you the Trochoid Gear, another Bhakti part. There is a staircase just ahead on the left, take it up to a Librascope.
If you accepted the mission, he will be replaced by a gaggle of Ceratosaurs.
Mission 28- Faded GloryEdit
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Past the last battle, go down the path to the right and inside the house.
Great, my favorite enemy again. Pick up the Aspheric Lens for Bhakti on the first floor, then go up the stairs to find a beautiful rooftop garden. You can examine the flowers for yet another depressing piece of information, then go to the other end of the roof for a Moogle Puppet and a pair of Pleiades Hi-Powers. The Moogle Puppet is what's known as a "premium" component- it doesn't give good exp or add to your multiplier, but you can sell it for a lot of money. Go back downstairs and out of the house, and make a right.
Battle- Seeker x 3, Vampire
Take the stairs up and around, and enter the next building by the save point.
Battle- Taxim x 3
Go upstairs and out onto the bridge. Up ahead you will find a Metal Plate, this is the last part needed to fix Bhakti. To the left of this there is a dead end with a Flamebane Brooch. Go all the way back to Bhakti and examine him twice to get your reward. How much you receive depends on how much time you've spent wandering around Pulse. I got the "Trailblazer" rank, along with 10 Deceptisols, 2 Ultracompact Reactors, and a Gold Nugget. You can come back later after you've spent more time doing missions, a total of 10,000 steps taken on Pulse will make you a "Pulsian Pioneer," earning you 5 Perfumes, 3 Platinum Ingots, and a PS3 achievement trophy. I'll remind you about this the next time we're in town. The Gold Nugget, Perfumes, and Platinum Ingots should all be sold. You will feel rich after doing this, but just wait until you see how badly this game screws you on money later on.
When you're finished with this, make your way back to the place where we picked up that last Bhakti part, and continue across the bridge.
Behind him is Fang's stagger-lock weapon, the Taming Pole.
Battle- Varcolaci x 2
Battle- Seeker x 3, Vampire
There is a save point up ahead, and an Ethersol next to it.
"End of the rainbow" - SazhEdit
Use up any CP you have, you should be finished or very close to finished with two out of your three primary roles even without doing any grinding. The setup I used was the same as the last boss battle, with one slight modification.
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Boss Battle- Barthandelus, Round TwoEdit
You son of a-
Their Own Worst EnemyEdit
Your Crystarium will expand again, giving you access to your Full ATB skills. To help you reach them, Barthandelus pays out 100,000 CP, which seems like a lot until you look at the cost of the new abilities. I recommend getting these ASAP, between this battle and the next one you should be able to pick up every one except Fang's and Vanille's (the two best ones). They will both be very close, so you'll get them early in the next chapter.
"Revolutionaries always get called crazy" - FangEdit
Examine the Cie'th Stone here to find out some very interesting information about Fang and Vanille's previous life. If you want to level up or do missions, this is your last chance for a while. The ship at the end of the bridge takes you back to Cocoon.
The Road HomeEdit
The end is at hand
- —Galenth Dysley
We're taking this fight to the seat of the Sanctum's power on the next page.