[SCN: near the entrance of the castle, belmont can use the power of their tome of water to break through the river rapids beneath a bridge, normally too quick at washing them ashore to enter otherwise. should they do so, they’ll suddenly break into a dark, poorly-lit area, only known as…]
[an area with what looks to be an underground train system, and tents where people ought to be; instead, there are only zombies, appearing from the ground and occasionally getting hit by oncoming ghost trains, as the duo get to the bottom of the city and find, in a massive area…]
[a ginormous centaur beast, the fight begins on top of its back as it attempts knocking the two down. if they fall, it becomes a struggle to get back up, having to dodge projectiles up precarious platforms; however, if they can remain on its back, the fight can end quickly. once defeated, ciliary soaks up its blood to get:]
FORME OF: ELIGOR
While Ciliary may be far smaller than a real Eligor,
its massive sword can still sweep through enemies,
and its homing crossbows are good at picking off the rest.
[and then, in a room right after the boss area, there’s a closed off area with wires and switches all abound]
What is all this?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.
I would presume these are all related to some kind of electrical set-up.
Though, I’m not certain those are known to be this complex.
Yeah, no kidding.
Wonder what this is all for, anyways.
This seems way up your alley, though.
Lots of interesting stuff to look at, right?
I, er, don’t know what you could be referring to.
Ah, c’mon, your eyes kept sparkling up that whole fight!
It’s kind of adorable seeing you get so distracted.
Y-you have an incredibly strange definition of adorable, you know that?
But I suppose this is enjoyable, yes.
It reminds me of my youngest days, scouring places to look for inspiration.
It was a simpler time, to be certain.
Pffft! No wonder you’re so calm about breaking into this castle.
I suppose that would be—
…What on earth is that?
[viola goes to the corner of the room, and finds…]
Huh, this is weird.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt an object with this kind of texture.
And what are these little windows for?
Could I have that for a moment?
[belmont takes the small object and, with the tome of lightning, lights up the windows for a split second]
[though it quickly turns back off]
Requires far more power than a tome provides, then.
How did you know it could do that!?
That was amazing!
We’re surrounded by electricity from all sides,
far more than anything here would need.
I suppose I just made a lucky guess.
Still, that’s really impressive!
You’ve got a hell of an eye, Belmont!
N-no need to exaggerate. It was nothing.
SECRET ITEM: STRANGE TOME
A two-windowed tome that glows with sufficient power.
What on earth is this made of, anyways?
Some kind of phonograph record material?