It’s time to head back to the source because I can do that. While the rest of the Scions try to figure out how they can transport their beings via crystals, I can simply teleportback by paying 999 Gil. Haha, suckers.
I was tasked to head back and speak with Tataru, where a floating voice told me I need to take a bathroom break first, so I did.
Tataru, Krile, and I were having our normal roundtable conversation when everyone’s third favorite husband walks in and has the audacity to look even better than he always has.
He then tells us what I already knew because I don’t skip cutscenes: Zenos is still alive. Although, my WoL still had to pretend to be shocked. That’s when the echo took overKrile and me, and we were forced to watch a movie in our heads.
Fortunately, this movie included plenty of husbands and testosterone-fueled badassery.
I was mashing my screenshot key on Estinien and Gaius’ pretty faces, but none more than Zenos’ thicc Tonka Truck booty.
After the cool battle scene is over, Gaius and Estinien realize they’re basically the Yamcha and Krillen to our WoL’s Goku. We’ll say Zenos is Frieza because he just never dies. They’re framed for the death of the emperor and must make a daring escape. Gaius and Estinien decide to make their best Scooby-Doo impression and split up. Forget the fact that their combined power was flashy enough to go toe-to-toe with Zenos; the overwhelming power of Garlean henchman would overcome them if they stuck together. Game logic, right? I battled my way through Garlean forces before conveniently running into Arch Ultima.
Of course, their silly prototype was nothing compared to Estinien and his Nidhogg powers.
After the scene concludes, Estinien feels violated, but it was a necessary exposition.
He also tells us Zenos pulled the generic anime villain trope of leaving because they’re bored.
Here’s another screenshot of Estinien because I just wanted to put it here. I’m doing us all a favor.
I mean, just look at how much Tataru thirsts for this man.
Anyway, now that Zenos inadvertently did Eorzea a favor and killed the emperor, the Garlean Empire will now self-implode as they fight their way to the vacant throne.
Gaius has taken his leave to battle a new threat, so that won’t be the last time we see him.
Now that things are settling down (for now), Tataru decides to shoot her shot with Estinien.
Unfortunately, Estinien rejects her offer. He states he has more important matters to attend to and, to be honest, it could be anything. He could go off and water his plants, and he has every right to do so because this man has been fighting in the background since Stormblood. He needs his rest.
And I need to go back to the movie roulette to continue leveling my White Mage. Until next time!