|- Chapter 5: As the Mirage Fades -|
Klaus tells everyone about what happened in Kashmistan. The place was protected by the Earth Witch's barrier, until a member of the royal knights betrayed them... Hrodulf allied with the Harbingers and slew the Earth Witch, and set the city on fire. Rusty says that Hrodulf was the commander he used to work under, and who taught him everything he knows about being a knight... and he really hates the guy now.
The desert area is protected by a witch barrier, and Alto can break through it with his conductor powers so they can start looking for the Earth Witch... the people in the desert are all untrusting of the royal knights, since one of them destroyed Kashmistan.. also there's some mercenary guy named Keith here, who fights the knights because it's his job, and for some reason he has Regnant knights working for him...
Later, they get to the rebuilt Kashmistan (everyone including Rusty is surprised this town has been rebuilt)... and they find Hrodulf here... Rusty goes crazy with anger and attacks... this battle against Hrodulf is kinda weird.. Kieth and his henchmen are also in this fight, but they only go after your team, not Hrodulf and the harbinger soldiers... Hrodulf's guys are all just hanging out at the back, so you can take your time and go to the upper areas to fight Keith's guys first.. then it's actually really easy to snipe all of Hrodulf's guys from up there using Popo's bow. After the battle, Rusty runs off after Hrodulf, and Alto feints and has this weird vision about these 2 twin sisters who were caught in the Kashmistan fire and managed to survive...
I have no idea where this is going... everyone's saying the previous Earth Witch has died, and there's apparently a new one somewhere that is controlling the barrier.. but nobody knows about her... is Marie gonna end up being the new Earth Witch?