In Siam-Sid, capital of Lebis, Shade walks to the cell which she sees a pink Echidna and another female Echidna with her baby whose names are Julie-Su, Lara-Le, and Knecapeon.
Julie-Su: Any info on Knuckles, Shade?
Shade: Well he gave up the Master Emerald to me, because with the amount of allies he has on this mission, he's sure that he'll be rescuing his people and the Emerald. I was able to give Saffron back and a new ally.
Julie-Su: Is he coming?
Shade: I bet so, there's a warp ring in the ruins of Siam-Sid. Once they've entered in, they'll be in the city that looks like how it was a very long time ago before it got destroyed.
Someone comes in shouting at Shade.
???: Shade, you're suppose to be on guard duty not talking to my half-sister!
Julie-Su: What this can't be?!
Shade: Sorry I'll continue my duty, Lien-Da.
Lien-Da along with Thrash and Gae-Na the Echidna walks up to her half-sister's cell and talks to her.
Lien-Da: Surprise to see me, sis?
Julie-Su: Why will I ever be? Was Thrash a part of your plan?
Lien-Da: As a matter of fact he was.
Lara-Le: But I thought you were captured as well.
Lien-Da: Oh that was actually a part of his plan.
Julie-Su and Lara-Le: What?!
Lien-Da: When he sent me to Albion, he was going to bring some agents with me so that Knuckles nor Sonic could intervene. That way the destruction of Albion was a success!
Julie-Su: Oh wait til you see my sweetheart beat all your asses!
Lien-Da then grabs her taser gun and shoots Julie-Su.
Shade: (Julie-Su, NO!)
Lien-Da opens the cell door with Thrash and Gae-Na coming in.
Lien-Da: Thrash, you grab my sister! Gae-Na, you make sure those two don't escape.
Thrash and Gae-Na: Got it!
Thrash picks up Julie-Su and Gae-Na follows him out the cell. Lien-Da closes the cell and talks to Lara-Le.
Lien-Da: If you're thinking about what my sister did right now, I'll make sure Knuckles will see his mommy, step-daddy, and his baby step-brother dead! YOU GOT IT?!
Lien-Da: Good, make it that way! Oh by the way your husband is safe, for now! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!
Knecapeon cries, then Lara-Le looks at him.
Lara-Le: Don't worry, your big brother will be able to rescue you with reinforcements along the way.
Narrator: Mankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days they really believe to be the world's one and only Truth.
I still have too long a life ahead
Just to give up and drop all of these dreams
I just want to try and fix all the things that I've left undone
I thought that I could reach
Something carried over I saw within my dreams
And yet I stumble on all my actions on this road
That's in front of me
It's not like I want things to go back to the way before
All I want is to open my eyes and feel the sun
Don't let them see that you're afraid
No, don't make a face
And, no, you can't let them know you want them
To pity you
You can't let every single sin end with tears
Wear them proudly on your sleeve along with your fears
It's like your waiting for someone to draw near
In a maze of emotion
There comes a day where you find a way to escape
A blank page, now I'm writing out my own fate
I've grown tired of running away from a thing called reality
And I will scream from the top of my lungs
I'm living to fulfill my hopes
(Can you hear me?)
I'm not longer taking the safer way out of anything
(We'll never go back home)
I'll always find strength from those who will help me
They'll always be there by my side
(I'm on my way)
The hope for tomorrow
Will help me ease all my pain today
SIAM SID, CITY OF ILLUSION
In the desert, Knuckles, Edward Elric the Dog, Jace the Hedgehog, Riza Hawkeye the Fox, Arlen the Echidna, Mighty, Ray, and Sticks are walking to Siam-Sid but Edward gets sweaty and pants.
Edward: Hot... It's so hot... Hotter than two chimeras mating in a boiler room... I'm burning up, gramps... Aren't we there yet?
Jace: Mr. Glostner? We're not that far away from Siam-Sid, are we?
Arlen: Hmph. You young'uns are pitiful. How can you be all ready to dry up after a scant of thirty miles? This barely qualifies as a hike! Anyhow, we'll see Siam-Sid on the horizon soon enough.
Riza: Exactly what town is Siam-Sid?
Arlen: Well, it's nothing but ruins now. But in ancient times, it was a large city that thrived as a royal capital.
Edward: One of your books said everyone in Lebis was wiped out in a single night... I remember hearing a story similar to that as a kid.
Arlen: It's not just a story. Lebis was destroyed overnight by golems.
Knuckles: By golems?!
Arlen: It's ironic how a civilization that thrived by the grand arcanum would perish by it as well. Knuckles, haven't you heard of Enerjak before?
Knuckles: Yes, he possessed me and couple people I've knew in my life. He was a scientist working for Albion who eventually became insane towards his wife and the Ancient Walkers.
Arlen: Well he was born in Albion but his wife Aurora-La was the princess of Lebis at the time until Enerjak and Aurora-La were married and became King and Queen of Lebis. You see King Enerjak committed a forbidden act. That's what ultimately caused Lebis's destruction.
Mighty: What do you mean by "a forbidden act"...?
Arlen: It was the reign of Lebis's thirty-second king. After Queen Aurora died from a plague, the King Enerjak tried to bring her back to life.
Edward: Using alchemy...?
Arlen: Precisely. The grand arcanum of Lebis... The king tried to bring his queen back to life by using a golem body and breathing life into it. But the king was unsuccessful. Still he couldn't give up, he kept on trying to revive the queen. He created countless queen golems... All of which were failures. But then, one day... King Enerjak became so tired and started to lose his sanity. When the Ancient Walkers approached him, he saw something which he thought wasn't his real queen. It was the real Aurora. Enerjak kept saying "THAT'S NOT THE REAL AURORA YOU'VE REVIVED"!! He was thinking the opposite so he turned on the Ancient Walkers and his Queen he thought was a fake and went berserk. He became a monster, and went on a rampage of murder and destruction. Then, as if response to the king, the other golems went berserk as well. And in a single night...
Knuckles: No way...
Arlen: Yes, incredible indeed. The ancient method of creating golems is both flawed and extremely dangerous. That's why I got to stop Crowley... He's taken the same path as Enerjak. This can't continue.
Sticks: Hey I see something up ahead. Could that be...?
They see the ruins of Siam-Sid in the horizon.
Arlen: Well, I'll be damned! That's definitely Siam-Sid. It's sure been a while...
Edward: Y'mean we're almost there? Alright! Last one there's a rotten egg!
Edward runs up ahead.
Knuckles: WAS THAT REALLY NECESSARY?!
When the heroes reached Siam-Sid they all view the ruins of this city.
Knuckles: So this is Siam-Sid, royal capital and the ancient civilization of Lebis, huh?
Edward picks up a ring.
Edward gives Knuckles the ring.
Edward: You might want to look at this.
Knuckles: So this must be the ring that's accessible to all of us.
Knuckles activates the warp ring. The warp ring portal opens up.
Knuckles: Alright guys! Are you ready to get in?
Arlen runs into the warp ring.
Edward: Well gramps gave the first dive in.
Knuckles: Alright I go next!
Knuckles heads in the warp ring. The other heroes follow after him and Edward is the last one to dive in. The warp ring transferred them to a zone of a perfect looking Lebis with Civilians all over the city. Edward then throws up.
Knuckles: Come on, Ed, it wasn't all that bad! Uh, Mr. Glostner? Not to question your inexhaustible knowledge or anything, but have you seen Lebis as a zone before?
Arlen: My God... This can't be possible!
Jace: Was this Siam-Sid in how it was suppose to be?
Arlen: There's... There's no doubt about it. You can see the proof right in front of us. That's why I'm so surprised...
Arlen points at the spire.
Ray: Well I guess it's possible that people came back to the ruins and got into the warp ring to a zone of the New Lebis while you weren't looking.
Arlen: It's not just about the re-population. It's the spire that bothers me.
Knuckles: Things may not be normal here, but finding my people, Thrash, and Crowley should be our concern for now.
Edward: That's right. Let's see if any of the natives can clue us in on those problems.
Edward walks to a Mobian Lebis Civilian for questioning.
Edward: Yoo-hoo! Uh, excuse me? Hey, I just wanted to ask... You know anything about the Echidna who got captured, and those guys named Thrash and Crowley? One is a purple Tasmanian Devil and the other one is a grey Echidna with an evil stare.
The civilian walks away from Edward.
Edward: Hey... Hey, wait a minute! I'm talking to you pal! Well... So that's how it is around here, huh? You got some nerve, ignoring me when I'm trying to have a conversation!
Sticks: They're probably not ignoring you, Ed. It looks like they don't speak your language.
Edward: My language? But I can't speak... Lebisic!
Jace: Well, that's why we have Mr. Glostner to help us.
A white Echidna lady appears in front of the heroes.
Knuckles: Guys, look over there!
Edward: Wha?! That's her!
Knuckles: You know her?!
Edward: Yeah over a year ago! Let's go!
Knuckles: Maybe she has information about our concerns!
Arlen: No! It can't be...
The heroes all walk up to the lady.
Edward: That's it, this can't be a coincidence anymore. Just who are you, and what do you want with us?
???: ...They're...they're in the spire... The Spire...of Lebis...
The lady turns around and looks at The Spire of Lebis.
Knuckles: "The Spire of Lebis"? You mean that tower over there? Are my people, Thrash, and Crowley are inside?
???: Please... Stop him...
Then the lady vanishes away.
Edward: She disappeared again... She just vanishes into thin air!
Mighty: Just what is going on here?
Arlen: Elma... Was that you, Elma?
Edward: Huh? What's wrong, Gramps?
Arlen: It was you, wasn't, Elma? Then Crowley must be here too!
Riza: Mr. Glostner?
Arlen: ELMA!! CROWLEY!!!
Arlen runs pass Riza, Mighty, Ray, and Sticks.
Ray: Wait! Where are you going?!
Riza, Mighty, Ray, and Sticks run after Arlen. They then run into a circle that's a teleporter which beams them away.
Edward: Great! And now those five are gone!
Jace: It seems that this circle must be some transport method. That's why they all disappeared. It looks like the formula's written in ancient runes, but it can't be all that different from what you use now, Ed.
Edward: Yeah... Okay.. I see... This formula shouldn't be harmful to the body, I think.
Knuckles: Then it should be safe. We all survived a bunch of irresponsible predicaments than this.
Jace: Okay. Cross your fingers, guys.
Knuckles, Jace, and Edward run into the circle which beams them away. They then transfer to another part of the city. Edward then pukes again.
Edward: BWAH!! Uuugh... Every time I do that, it feels like my stomach just got shot out of a canon...
Jace: Are you okay, Ed? Hopefully you didn't miss anything.
Edward: No, I'm intact, just a little loopy... But wow, using power rings and alchemy as means of transportation.
Knuckles: Well, you'll eventually get use to it. By the way, this grand arcanum is pretty amazing.
Edward: I'm going to take some studying this once our job is done. So, where did we pop up, anyway?
Knuckles: Judging by the decor, I think we're still within this zone.
Jace: We gotta find the other five first.
Knuckles: What was that man thinking, diving in headfirst like that. Edward? Didn't you seem that Mr. Glostner knew that lady?
Edward: Well, we'll find out as soon as we join those five, if we can find them that is.
Knuckles: Let's get crackin'.
On their way to regroup, Jace picks up a smoking pipe.
Jace: Guys, look what I've found!
Knuckles: A pipe...
Edward: Which belongs to Gramps!
Jace: This means the other five came this way.
Knuckles: Then we're on the right track. Alright, let's try to catch up!
The three kept on running until they have seen the other five in the middle of town.
Edward: So Gramps and the others are safe. Phew!
The three walk up to the other five from behind and the other five turn around.
Edward: Geez, guys, I thought we'd never catch up...
Mighty: So you three are okay?
Riza: ...What a relief.
Mighty: Yeah, we're sorry. We wanted to wait until you three catch up, however Mr. Glostner was quite adamant.
Edward: Hey, you listen here, geezer. You're not the center of the universe, so stop brushing us off, you hear?
Knuckles: (So that little runt never likes it when someone else gets to be the center of the universe...)
Edward: Ahem! Don't you have something to say?
Arlen looks at the stairway to the spire.
Arlen: ...Crowley's in the spire. Let's go!
Everyone looks at Arlen walking up the stairway to the spire.
Edward: What? Wait! Didn't you hear what I just said?!
All the heroes follow Arlen to the stairway to the spire. As the heroes and Arlen got to the stairway, they see all the civilians guarding the entrance to the spire.
Mighty: What's with these guys?
Ray: I have a bad feeling about this.
Sticks: Whatever this is, this doesn't look good, but I'm sure this whole zone woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
Jace: It looks like they're guarding it.
Riza: Keep in mind, that this is an important relic to them. They might think were grave robbers or something.
Edward: (Sigh) Okay, listen, we're good, clean cut boys and girls, you got it! Now if you just let us through!
Civilians: (Growl louder)
Knuckles looks worried while he looks at Edward talking to them.
Knuckles: (What does this little idiot think he's doing? I have a very good reason why they're guarding the spire. It could mean one thing.)
Edward: I said, we're not here to loot your crappy old graves, alright?!
Knuckles steps up.
Knuckles: Edward, shut up! Something is not right here and it could only mean one thing!
Edward: Well tell us, because them growling is starting to ring a bell.
All of the civilians guarding the spire, transform into golems.
Knuckles: I KNEW IT!!
Riza: We better retreat for now!
The heroes run back down the stairway.
Edward: SERIOUSLY!! WHY ARE A BUNCH OF GOLEMS DOING IN THIS PLACE?!
Knuckles: IT'S SO OBVIOUS, YOU LITTLE TWERP!!
Edward: WATCH WHAT YOU SAY YOU RED RE-!!
Knuckles: JUST SHUT UP AND KEEP RUNNING!!
The heroes got down the stairway and Edward runs up to the civilian and talks to him or her.
Edward: Hey, tell your friends, they got to run! The streets are about to be flooded with real nasty creatures!
The civilian turns around revealing Lien-Da along with other civilians turning out to be Dark Egg Legion and Nocturnis Clan soldiers in disguise.
Lien-Da: Oh don't worry, they play real nicely!
Lien-Da pulls out her taser gun and shoots Ed.
Knuckles: (What's that bitch doing here?! I thought Thrash said that all Echidnas are "trash"!)
Knuckles glides and punches Lien-Da.
Edward recovers and runs with Knuckles. They soon catch up with the other heroes as they keep on running.
Mighty: HAS THERE BEEN ANY WAR ZONES IN SIAM-SID?!
Arlen: THIS PLACE HAS BEEN IN RUINS FOR CENTURIES!! I-I KNEW SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT!! BUT IT'S GOT THE WHOLE THING FILLING UP WITH GOLEMS AND DARK SOLDIERS!!
Edward: YEAH, YOU AND KNUCKLES SHOULD TELL US THESE THINGS ARE HERE FAST NEXT TIME OKAY, GRANDPA?!
Lien-Da, the legionnaires, the Nocturnus Clan soldiers, and the golems watch as they keep running.
Lien-Da: That's it. Keep on running, Guardian.
As the heroes keep on running, Arlen falls on his knees and the heroes stop to help him.
Riza: Mr. Glostner!
Edward: Gramps! Are you alright?!
???: Well, looks like the Guardian and another Echidna came along with back up!
Thrash appears holding Remington and Julie-Su hostage, wrapped in Megatol. More golems appear out of the ground as well.
Knuckles: YOU AGAIN!!
Thrash: Surprise to see you again, mate! I never knew that you would ever reach this zone to rescue your loved ones!
Thrash looks at Julie-Su who can't speak with her mouth tapped up.
Thrash: Isn't that right, lady?
Julie-Su: Mmmmmph Mmmmmph Mmmmmmmmph!
Thrash: Oh that's right, you can't speak with your mouth all taped up.
Knuckles: Alright, Thrash, let them go! And take me on! It's time for a rematch!
Thrash: Okay, since you're willing to face me again, I'll let one of your buddy's go to assist you.
Thrash unwraps the Megatol on Remington. After Remington was released, he walks up to Knuckles.
Remington: Knuckles! Good thing you're here to save our asses.
Knuckles: No problem, but now's not the time. We got other thing to focus on, including taking out Thrash and this Crowley guy.
The heroes, Thrash, and Julie-Su all look at Arlen.
Arlen: ...Dammit! I can't die here... Not yet!
Knuckles: Edward! Jace! Remington! Hold off the golems while I fight Thrash!
Knuckles: Lt. Hawkeye, Mighty, Ray, Sticks! I want you guys to take and assist Mr. Glostner, and get out of here! We'll catch up with you soon, trust me.
Riza: Okay, boys. We're counting on you. Mr. Glostner, let's go!
Arlen: ...Don't keep us waiting, boys!
Riza, Mighty, Ray, Sticks, and Arlen run pass Thrash and get out of the area.
Remington: Alright guys. We got to buy as much time for Knuckles and the others.
Edward: Okay, golems! Come get some!
While Ed, Jace, and Remington hold off the Golems, Knuckles and Thrash stand face-to-face while Julie-Su watches.
Knuckles: I saw the Dark Egg Legion out there, even an Echidna lady back in Angel Island where I gave up the Master Emerald to her! I thought you've said that all Echidnas are trash! Why are you helping them?
Thrash: My purpose is that they're actually respecting me and my race, and to regain it from evil Echidnas like you!
Thrash attempts to punch Knuckles, but blocks it. Knuckles attacks Thrash, but dodges. They both punch each other. Then, they punch again and clash their fists. Thrash attacks Knuckles, but dodges. Trash then uses his scream attack which blows Knuckles and covers his ears in pain.
Thrash runs up to Knuckles, grabs him and Julie-Su, then uses his warp ring to transfer to the rooftop near the Temple of Siam-Sid.
Thrash: You want to know what really happened to us Tasmanian Devils, mate? It happened years ago, before I was born, my dad was a mighty warrior like me.
Thrash pulls out a handheld device to reveal a hologram of a recording of his past.
Thrash: I have salvage a device of a recording of my past. So that I would never forget what us Tasmanian Devils have been through, and so they would not be lost to the dust of time. Let me take you on a journey into the past.
The Tasmanian Devils were enjoying peace and freedom in their city of Tasmania.
Thrash: My homeland wasn't in ruins like it was now, but once a beautiful city thrived in the countryside. It was truly a site to build. A jewel in lands called "Tasmania".
Thrash's father comes home to see his wife and baby son.
Thrash: My happiness were my faithful parents.
The Tasmanian Devils including Thrash's father go fishing.
Thrash: Times were good. It was the time my dad and his hunting friends returned from their successful fishing trip when a dark moon appeared, blocking out the sunlight.
The black hole in which a bunch of Echidnas escape out of and arrived to terrorize Tasmania.
Thrash: It has flushed out a group of Echidnas like you. These Echidnas with their leader with an eye patch now ruined over my land.
The Echidnas terrorize Tasmania while their leader who has an eye patch and wields two swords walks through the city killing every Tasmanian Devil he sees.
Thrash: Their bastard leader took off his eye patch and revealed a power from within the darkness attacked.
The Echidna leader of the group took off his eye patch revealing the Ouroboros Mark on his eye. The army with soldiers and tanks marching in to attack the group of Echidnas.
Thrash: Our land's army, retaliated.
The army and tanks of the Tasmanian army attacked the Echidnas but were all killed and cut down by the Ouroboros eyed Echidna.
Thrash: But their efforts had no affect, and the tanks and the whole army got taken out by this "Dark Eyed Echidna".
Thrash's father comes face to face with the Ouroboros eyed Echidna.
Thrash: My father then stepped in to face him and his army, and was the only one left.
Thrash's father charges towards the Ouroboros eyed Echidna and then runs pass him. After Thrash's father ran pass him, his chest squirted out blood, faints to the ground, and dies.
Thrash: My father was beyond, no match for the villain, and I've watched him die.
Young Thrash escapes from the city.
Thrash: With the army all gone and us being helpless as those Echidnas destroyed what was left of my beloved land.
The next morning, Thrash came back to see that his homeland was in ruins.
Thrash: The next morning came as I walked back to see that my land is all in ruins.
Thrash walks through the ruins seeing his mother lying down, dead.
Thrash (flashback): (Crying)
Thrash: When I came around stumbling upon the ruins of the city, I saw my mother dead as I began crying.
An elderly Tasmanian Devil came along touching Thrash.
Thrash: Then I saw an elderly woman, who took care of me.
The elderly woman and Thrash took care of each other in her home.
Thrash: I've decided to live in the ruins with her and we took care of each other. She looked out for me as I looked out for her.
Thrash then walks up to his parents grave.
Thrash: Occasionally, I come to my parents grave to talk to them what I'm going through. I told them that those Echidnas are going to pay, one day and avenge my fallen kind.
(End of Flashback)
Thrash: And now, the elder woman and I are the only ones that survived.
Thrash puts away his handheld device.
Thrash: The truth is now told to you, Guardian. Now let's continue our fight, shall we?
Knuckles: Thrash, what you're thinking of us, is the opposite.
Thrash: Talk all you want and prepare yourself!
Thrash and Knuckles clash their punches. Knuckles punches Thrash a few times.
Thrash kicks Knuckles, but Knuckles recovers.
Thrash: Getting back up, Guardian?
Knuckles: Thrash, you must listen to what I have to say.
Thrash attacks Knuckles.
Thrash: SHUT UP!!
Thrash and Knuckles keep punching each other. Thrash kicks Knuckles again, but Knuckles recovers and punches Thrash very hard in the face, knocking him down.
Knuckles stands in front of the fallen Tasmanian Devil.
Knuckles: Now are you going to listen, bub! Good! What you're really thinking of is all of the Dark Legion's doing. I don't know about this eye patched or Dark Eyed Echidna guy, but I'm sure the Chaotix members, including me and my babe will find out about him as soon as possible. They are your targets, not us. Don't go around each and every Echidna so that you can avenge your fallen kind. It'll only give rise to more hatred, so please snap out of it, Thrash.
Thrash gets back up, all emotionless and quiet. He then frees Julie-Su, grabs the warp ring, and gets ready to leave.
Thrash: Hey, mate, I'm sorry for what I've done. It's just that I took things too far. I guess I'm going home and rest. Maybe this isn't a way to avenge my fallen kind at all.
Thrash walks into the warp ring.
Knuckles: Wait, Thrash! We can help you! We may find other Tasmanian Devils hiding throughout Mobius and other zones.
Thrash looks at Knuckles and Julie-Su and leaves.
Knuckles runs up to the ring to find out it's won't warp where he's going.
Knuckles: (Sigh) This again, I really wanted to help him...
Julie-Su: Knuckles, just be glad that you've saved my life. I pretty sure what you've said to him will put us in less harm.
Knuckles and Julie-Su kiss.
Knuckles: Yeah, we'll worry about Thrash, later. Right now, let's continue our mission.
Knuckles and Julie-Su jump down of the rooftop landing where they've caught up with Riza, Arlen, Mighty, Sticks, and Ray.
Mighty: And you got Julie-Su out of Thrash's clutches.
Ray: Where are the other three?
Knuckles: Thrash transferred us on top of the rooftop to fight. He gave us the truth about the Echidnas destroying his homeland.
Julie-Su: Knuckles and Thrash kept on fighting until Knuckles talked him out of this. After that, he released me and left.
Riza: That now leaves us to Crowley.
As they hear footsteps, Edward, Jace, and Remington walk up the stairs to meet up.
Edward: Well, well, well! Glad to see that everyone's okay.
Arlen: Hmph. I must be getting really crusty if I need brats like you to save my ass and worry about me.
Edward: What?! That's all the thanks I get for saving your miserable hide?!
Remington: But I thank you, little one for saving my life.
Edward: First of all, don't call me little. Second of all, that was really Knuckles saving your life, I was just involved.
Remington: (Hypocritical runt.)
Jace: But what is up with this zone? How can every single person here either be a golem, legionnaire, or a Nocturnus Clan soldier?
Arlen: It's Crowley's handwork for sure. He made golems using the grand arcanum to make an entire zone to make a new version of this city.
Edward: But, how... How is that possible?
Arlen: Well Siam-Sid was created in Mobius Prime in the first place by the king, using the grand arcanum. (You think you've surpassed King Enerjak and trying to replace him now, Crowley? What are you trying to do, build a kingdom for two...?)
Knuckles: Let's save the conversation for later. The enemies are still out there looking for us. Let's get inside the temple.
All the heroes walk inside the temple as they walk in a room full of statues.
Riza: The inside seems clear. Let's catch our breath for a moment.
Sticks: Mr. Glostner, what is this place?
Arlen: This must be the temple of the goddess of Lebis. There should be an area for prayer deeper in.
Edward: A temple, huh... Not much in common with the temple in Liore.
They then come to see a statue of Aurora-La in the temple.
Edward: Who's this a statue of...?
Knuckles: That's the statue of Queen Aurora of Lebis. The one that King Enerjak tried so hard to revive, his one and only love.
Jace: She's beautiful, isn't she? Ed, do you feel that she's similar to the girl that we've saw before?
Edward: Huh? Yeah, I can see that. Hey, Gramps! It sounded like you knew that lady who was similar to Queen Aurora. Can you tell us who she is?
Arlen: So, you urchins noticed the similarity between Queen Aurora and Elma, too. The girl who is similar to Queen Aurora is Crowley's lover, his dead...lover. Crowley is trying to bring his dead lover, Elma, back to life.
Edward: Whoa... Hold the phone, Gramps. You're not making any sense.
Crowley and Young Arlen walk through town with each other.
Arlen: It's been over fifty years... I met Crowley for the first time on my way to study the Lebis civilization.
Young Arlen and Crowley walk their way to Lebis in the desert.
Arlen: He was studying the ancient method of creating golems. We immediately hit it off and decided to travel together. One day, he just started talking... How he had lost his lover, how he failed at reviving her through alchemy...
Edward: Reviving...through alchemy?
Elma was lying on the ground with her eyes closed in the middle of the transmutation circle.
Arlen: Later, we were able to decipher the mysteries of Lebis and Crowley succeeded in bringing back Elma.
Young Arlen, Crowley, and Elma have a good time in the ruins of Lebis.
Arlen: Those were good times. The three of us. Me, Crowley, and Elma got along great. But those days didn't last long.
(End of Flashback)
Arlen: Elma's body wasn't...complete. In less than half a year, Elma turned back into mud, right before our very eyes. Crowley began his studies again. He immersed himself in the study of golems. He was possessed by it... So many Elmas were made and all would fail. Then one day, Elma, half of her body a golem, turned to me with the saddest look on her face, and said: "Please stop... Please stop him... Please let me die..."
Julie-Su: "Please let me die..."
Arlen: I later found out what caused the civilization of Lebis to perish. The golems going berserk. Creating golems is dangerous. I couldn't let Crowley go on practicing the grand arcanum. But, I couldn't stop him. He was already half mad. My words weren't reaching him anymore. So I left him. I though he would give up without my help... But it seems... somebody came in contact with Crowley to continue his studies on golems even further. And even now he continues to make the same mistakes over and over again.
Knuckles: So that's why... It's hard to believe...
Arlen: Elma isn't really alive, but she has that same appearance. I've got to stop Crowley. There's just no way... No way to give life to what is dead. Unless you're a god or...
Edward: There's something you should know... When I first met that girl, she handed this to me...
Edward shows Arlen the Ring of Lebis.
Arlen: The Ring of Lebis! I had dug it out from the ruins, and gave it to Elma as a gift. It's a special ring that has been passes down though royalty. So Elma must have meant for you to come here. Well it turns out that it's all my fault for letting Crowley become a maniac... I failed to stop my friend. I ran away instead. I bear full responsibility...
Julie-Su: Mr. Glostner... I don't think...
???: You're wrong...Arlen...
They all look at Elma.
Elma: It's not your fault, Arlen... It's mine... He does...what he does...because of me...
Arlen: Elma... What are you saying? You're not...
Elma: Please...we're running out of time... Listen...to my last...wish...
Knuckles: Huh? Wait... What? Are you...talking to me?
Elma: Please...let me die... Please...kill...me...
Arlen: Elma, what should I...?
Golems are slowly rising from the ground behind the heroes quietly. Then Shade walks up.
Elma: And...the...Elixir... The...big...crimson...stone...
The heroes heard Shade killing golems, then they turn around.
Shade: Good to see you guys, but now's not the time to let your guard down!
More golems appear.
Arlen: No, Elma! You have to run and...
Arlen turns around and Elma is gone.
Arlen: What?! No! Elma, please! Where are you, Elma?!
The heroes get surrounded by golems in the temple.
Mighty: What now?!
Edward: I'm not sure!
Knuckles: Screw it!
Knuckles attacks the golems. Edward gets in to the fight with them too, eventually he transmuted rock spikes to kill a bunch of golems. Mighty and Ray were standing back to back fighting off each and every golem that attack them. Jace uses his lightning strikes and kills a lot of golems in the area. Shade then beats up the golems as well. Arlen is being protected by Riza, Julie-Su, Remington, as they are shooting the golems. Sticks spams her boomerang against the golems. The golems keep on re-spawning.
Edward: Damn it! There's too many of these things!
Knuckles: They just keep on coming!
Edward and Knuckles charge at the golems by the spiked rock wall kills the golems and blocks the two.
Armstrong: Are you having difficulties, Edward Elric and Knuckles the Echidna?!
The golem walks up and gets stabbed by Armstrong the Rhino from behind with Vector and Espio appearing between him.
Armstrong: How can you struggle against a lumbering enemy, who's only strength is it's number?! BEHOLD THE ONE WITH ALCHEMY AND PHYSICAL STRENGTH THAT WAS PASSED DOWN TO THE ARMSTRONG FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS!!
Armstrong punches his fist to the ground to make spikes and kill golems. Vector charges like a football player, knocking down a bunch of golems. Espio turns invisible and uses his ninja skills to kill the golems. The heroes look at Armstong, Vector, and Espio beating on the golems. They then hear a flame attack from behind and turn around to see Mustang the Fox along with Charmy and Saffron.
Mustang: Hm... That wasn't too much, was it?
Charmy: Doing good, Colonel!
Mustang: Well let me tell you, Charmy, that it's so hard holding yourself back in battle when you're fighting brainless drudge.
Mustang walks up while he uses his flame attacks to kill the golems, and Charmy and Saffron assist him.
Mustang: My apologies, Lt. We did mean to arrive a little earlier.
Edward: Geez, don't you guys know how to come on to a scene without making a scene. Like you're so attention staved.
Mustang: Right, you know I have to show my face, sometime. So how things have been going on your mission with Knuckles, Fullmetal? Looks like this was a close call. Looks like you owe me one.
The golems sneak up behind Edward.
Edward: I don't owe you anything! These golems couldn't get an inch on...
Mustang blows the golems up behind Ed, making them fall on his front with a bunch of dead golems falling on his back.
Mustang: And now you owe me two.
Edward: LISTEN, IF YOU GUYS ARE MY BACK UP THEN BACK ME UP?!!
Knuckles, Julie-Su, Remington, Arlen, Charmy, Saffron, Ray, Mighty, Espio, and Vector: (Laughing)
Edward turns at the Chaotix.
Edward: WHAT'S SO FUNNY?!!
They stop laughing and whistle.
Knuckles, Julie-Su, Remington, Arlen, Charmy, Saffron, Ray, Mighty, Espio, and Vector: (Whistling)
Vector: Listen, kid. We're not here for back up.
Vector: Yeah, you guys fought bravely enough that Colonel Mustang called in Amestris and New Mobotropolis troops in the city.
Mustang: In that case, you can leave it at the hands of the military.
Both New Mobotropolis and Amestris troops arrive in Siam-Sid attacking the golems, Legionnaires, and Nocturnus Clan soldiers.
While the soldiers hold off the golems, Legionnaires, and the Nocturnus Clan soldiers inside, the heroes finally arrive to the spire.
Jace: So this is the Spire of Lebis...
Knuckles: Crowley and Lien-Da are both waiting inside.
Mustang: My men and Geoffrey St. John's men are dealing with the enemies in town. Let's head inside to rescue the Echidnas, defeat Lien-Da and Crowley while we still can. Julie-Su and Remington since you were both rescued, do you know how to get inside.
Julie-Su: I was knocked out when I left the spire, and woke up in Megatol in Thrash's clutches, so I don't know.
Remington: I was warped to get outside of the spire that's all I know.
Mustang: What about you, Shade?
Shade: I can get inside, but it's not accessible for everyone.
Knuckles: Then how exactly do we enter the spire?
Armstrong: Hm, a paradox indeed.
Espio: I see no bridge that would let us reach it from here.
Jace: Or worse, I see no entrances, period.
Knuckles: Damn, there must be a possibility to get inside. How else could the kings of Lebis get access to the spire?
Arlen: There is one way.
Arlen looks at Edward.
Arlen: Hey, kid. Take out the Ring of Lebis that Elma handed you.
Edward pulls out the Ring of Lebis.
Edward: Huh? You mean this?
Arlen: Only royalty could wear the Ring of Lebis. Without it, they could not enter royal dwellings.
Julie-Su: So this ring is like a key to enter the spire...
Knuckles: You don't say...
Arlen and Edward look at the transmutation circle.
Arlen: See that transmutation circle there? Put on the ring and try using alchemy inside of the circle.
Edward puts on the ring.
Edward: Um...like this?
Edward walks up to the transmutation circle and transmute by making a bridge and an entrance to the spire.
Arlen: Good show, sport! Alright, let's hustle. I'll guide you once we're inside.
Armstrong: What? No! This is forbidden! We know not of the dangers that lurk within. Citizens must stay behind!
Arlen: What? Hogwash! Those dangers are exactly why you need me! How do you plan on getting around without an expert?
Mustang: We appreciatle your cooperation. But I cannot guarantee your safety beyond this point. Leave the rest to the military and the Chaotix.
Arlen: Screw that! And I don't need no guarantee for my safety! You don't know these ruins! You don't know Crowley! And you weren't in the war against the Dark Egg Legion til now!
Mustang: We can't take a civillian along with us. Unnecessary casualties must be avoided, understand? Now let's go.
Arlen: Hey! Wait! Damn it, you twerps! You can't leave me here!
Mustang commands one soldier from Amestris and the other soldier from New Mobotropolis to escort Arlen.
Mustang: You! Escort this gentleman to a safe place! On the double!
Soldiers: Yes sir!
The soldiers grab Arlen.
Arlen: Wh-who the hell are you guys?! Out of my way! I'm going in, too!
Edward: Gramps... I'll stop him, I promise. Leave the dirty work to us.
Knuckles: Let's get a move on, Ed!
Arlen: YOU ASSES!! ARE YOU OUTTA YOUR MINDS?! IT'S MY JOB TO STOP CROWLEY!! MY JOB!! I WILL LEAVE IT TO PUNKS LIKE YOU!!
Knuckles: More than that we're saving my people as well! So you just sit back and relax! We got it.
Knuckles, Edward, Jace, Julie-Su, Remington, Vector, Espio, Charmy, Saffron, Mighty, Ray, Sticks, Shade, Mustang, Riza, and Armstrong enter into the spire.
Arlen: Damn it! Come back, I'm telling you!! There's no guarantee for your friggin safety in there! Do you hear me?!
Soldier: Please, sir. It's dangerous here. We have to move to a safer area.
The soldiers try to move Arlen, but Arlen keeps resisting.
Arlen: Get off me! Don't touch me! LET GO OF ME!! Damn it... I've come too far! I'm too close! I can't be the only one to run away from this again...
With Arlen outside, the Heroes walk in the halls of the spire until they reach three transmutation circles.
Armstrong: Hm. Fascinating...
Mustang: Is this...a transmutation circle?
Jace: This transmutation circle looks like the one we saw in the city's entrance.
Knuckles: We must be looking at another transportation device.
Armstrong walks up to one of the transmutation circles.
Vector: Hey, Armstrong, what do you think your...
Knuckles: Don't worry, Vector they're safe.
Mustang steps on one of the three transmutation circles.
Mustang: Do you know something about these transmutation circles?
Jace: Well, if these were the same as the ones in town, you would have been instantly transported somewhere else, but...
Riza steps into another transmutation circle in the room.
Riza: This one doesn't seem to do anything.
Edward: Hmm... I don't get it...
The other heroes step in between the three transmutation circles.
Remington: Is your ring shining, Edward?
Edward looks at the ring on his finger shining.
Edward: What's this?
The three transmutation circles shine.
Mustang: What in blazes?!
Riza: Wait, I...!
Mustang, Riza, and Armstrong disappear.
Julie-Su: The three of them are gone!
Knuckles: How's the ring, Ed?
Edward: The ring's back to normal... So the ring must have acted like a key again.
Mighty: What are we suppose to do now?
Edward: We're moving ahead, of course. The question is, which of the three transmutation circles do we choose?
Shade: Well I'm going to warp, I'll meet up with you guys.
Edward: Go ahead, Shade!
Shade warps away.
Remington: I say I go to the one where Armstrong was. That could lead to Lien-Da and the Echidnas who were captured on Albion.
Knuckles: I'm going with Remington, who else wants to come?
Julie-Su: I'll always be on your side, Knuckles.
Charmy: Same with me!
Saffron: Me too!
Sticks: I'm coming with you, friend!
Knuckles: Alright, let's get going!
Knuckles, Julie-Su, Remington, Charmy, Saffron, and Sticks stand on the transmutation circle where Armstrong was standing on.
Vector: Well, I'm going to go where that strong lovely lady is going. Espio! Mighty! Ray! You guys are coming with me!
Espio, Mighty, and Ray: On it!
Vector, Espio, Mighty, and Ray step on the transmutation circle where Riza Hawkeye was standing on.
Jace: Well, Ed. Looks like we'll meet up with the Colonel.
Edward: Oh, alright let's get going.
Jace and Edward stand on the transmutation circle where Mustang was standing on. The ring on Ed's finger shines then all the heroes disappear.
Knuckles, Julie-Su, Remington, Charmy, Saffron, and Sticks end up in the huge hall where they meet up with Armstrong.
Armstrong: Good to see you here, Knuckles!
Knuckles: Good to see you too, Major, but now's the time to save my people!
Julie-Su: And put a stop to my half-sister's scheme!
Remington: Guys, listen to me.
Everyone looks at Remington.
Remington: I have an idea.
Do you somehow remember
How we gazed up at the atmosphere
And How we watched the sunset go and fade away?
As I walk to the future, I'll still keep the promise that I made
From all those endless summer days.
The shadows that hide behind my smile
Extend within every sole expression
Pretending that I am someone else
And giving a false impression
I sit alone waiting for
Someone to tell me that you're okay and where you are
The nights that don't seem to last,
and coming dawns that went by so fast.
Their meanings of everything were not far.
Did you fail to remember
How we gazed up at the atmosphere
And how we never saw the sunset look the same?
The promise has been broken, and has vanished in the passing breeze
We can't go back the way we came.
My memories, they're swept around this room
And still I feel like they've been cut in two
I'm Scattered, My soul is trembling
As sleep's coming into my view.
Please comfort me with your lies
Messy pictures drawn with our eyes, I hate and love them all
Nowadays we can't see so straight
Emotions torn and blasted away
And thats why I have to bid you Good-bye!
So we waved to another, saying we will meet once more someday
Our tears, indicating that our meeting was not sure
Still I heard your voice waver, when you said that we would meet again
I wont forget-!
Someday you will remember
How we gazed up at the atmosphere
And How we watched the sunset go and fade away?
Recover and embrace all the promises that we can't fulfill
Instead, let's walk on our own way.