Log Post #13 of 18
Log Post #13 | From: warpio | Posted: 9/30/2014 11:33:00 AMUpdated: 10/04/2017 04:44:19 PM
|Kira, who was found at the top floor of the bell tower, is forced to testify about what she was doing there. She says she was ordered to come up there and summon the fire dragon to kill the storyteller... She can't say anything about who ordered her. She also claims that she can't use magic, and she proved she wasn't the great witch by saying the Granwyrm spell while not holding a Talea Magica (only a Great Witch can use spells without one).|
Phoenix uncovers more info from her testimony, and finds out that Darklaw must've attacked her up in the bell tower and knocked her out with a drug. She was the only one who had access to the drugs that were confiscated from Belduke's case. He says that if Darklaw is the one who attacked her, she should still have a mark on her neck from when Kira ripped the pendant off her. He calls High Inquisitor Darklaw to the witness stand.
But wait, the trial can't continue without an inquisitor.. Barnham isn't available, he was arrested for treason when he accused Darklaw of being up to something...
Just then, Layton shows up, saying he will take the place of inquisitor, and will prove conclusively that Espella is the Great Witch Bezella.
Darklaw testifies about how she went up to the tower and attacked Kira... Phoenix even proves that she used a cloak of invincibility, and carried the unconscious defendant, Espella, up to the tower with her. But Layton argues that none of this matters. The fact that neither Kira nor Darklaw can use magic, means that only Espella can be the Great Witch Bezella, which is what this trial is all about.
Then Darklaw testifies about her status as a Shade... After witches are sent to the flames, they lose their memory, magic, and names, and are sent to live in Eldwitch Woods. Darklaw is the mistress of Eldwitch Woods who commands the Shades. The Shades refer to her as the "Great Witch" even though she herself is a Shade who can't use magic. Kira says that her task was to "become" Bezella and kill the storyteller with magic, she failed this task.
Phoenix uncovers the purpose of the Shades... they're job is to make sure magic exists within Labyrinthia. Magic doesn't exist in the Eldwitch Woods, but it does contain lots of high tech machinery that can't be found in Labyrinthia.
Layton agrees with Phoenix's theory, and goes on to describe how all of the magic they've seen up until now actually happened... Normally, witches must carry a Talea Magica, which can carry a maximum of 2 different magic gems. That restriction is placed on magic in order to make the Shades' job easier. And the incantations were a way of telling the shades when the witch was ready to use magic.
Phoenix then finds a contradiction in Darklaw + Kira's testimonies, and finds out that Darklaw WAS the commander of the Shades, but is no longer... The only remaining one who could have the authority to command Kira to carry out her task of summoning the fire dragon and killing the Storyteller, is... the Storyteller himself. Darklaw was actually working against the Storyteller, who wanted to make Kira into Bezella. Instead, Darklaw wanted to show everyone that Espella was the real Bezella.
Phoenix argued that since all magic in this town is just an illusion created by the Shades, that means Bezella doesn't exist either. However, Layton argued that the meaning of the witch Bezella is merely the one who is responsible for the Legendary Fire. Espella is the only one who has memories of that fire.
Layton said he had come here to prove that Espella was the Great Witch Bezella... however there's one other thing he wishes to present to the court. He calls in the final witness... the Storyteller.