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Ta-da! Estrelita’s new story at FanFiction.net!!

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Breath of Fire III official art on the characters. Swiped from Wikipedia.org.

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Title: Breath of Fire III: Of Gods and Dragons

Based on: Breath of Fire III (PSX Game)

Type: Fantasy / Adventure RPG

Length: Twenty-eight chapters, one prologue, one intermission, one epilogue

Short Summary: Dragons. Great beings the Goddess deemed evil, with a roar that shook the world, that struck terror in the heart of the bravest man. But they are now extinct, for reasons unbeknown to us… except for the last Dragon. This is his story.

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Read it here.

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A Partial Summary on the Storyline of Breath of Fire III:

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The world is advancing. People have discovered a new source of energy. Chrysm crystals, formed by the fossilisation of bodies of magical beings.
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Magical beings such as the extinct Dragons.
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Dragons, great beings deemed evil by the Goddess, with a roar that shook the world, that struck terror in the bravest man.
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No one knows why they are extinct now.
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Deep in the Dauna Mine, two people discover a dormant Dragon whelp in the highest quality chrysm crystal they have ever seen. By their manager’s orders, they regretfully shattered the crystal to free the Dragon.
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Only to discover it is still alive.

The Dragon whelp, frightened out of its wits, is captured, but escapes as its cage rolls off the train and onto a cliff.
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A half-tiger and a young boy, hunting in the forest, discover a small, shivering boy hidden under the bushes.
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A boy, whose name is Ryu, who remembers nothing but his name. With nowhere to go, the duo take him in as their family, as brothers passing their days peacefully.
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But apparently these peaceful days are not to last long.
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They are targeted by strong members of the black market, whose attacks are intended to kill the trio.
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Ryu survives, and leaves the area in search of his family.
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Only to meet the attackers who have separated him from his friends.
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They try to kill him once more.
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He is pushed beyond limits. Filled with determination to protect the princess who saved him once.
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Unconsciously, he draws on the power of his heritage.
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He is not human.
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The blood of a Dragon flows within him.
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And there, the story begins.
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My Views on this Game’s Story, a.k.a. Why Choose This for a Novelisation?

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Back in my younger days when I used to play games all day long, the PS1 was my trusty companion. On that console was the platform for most of my favourite games; Alundra, Brave Fencer Musashi, Tales of Destiny, Azure Dreams, Legend of Legaia, Legend of Mana, Legend of Dragoon, etc… and of course, Breath of Fire 3.
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I’ve always loved Dragons. You could say that, among all races, Dragons are my favourite races. Hence, I’ve never liked stories with all evil Dragons (so I never quite liked the portrayal of western Dragons… too evil for my liking), but prefer stories with Dragons as legendary beings, powerful beings that humans can’t match.
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Dragons, in my view, aren’t actually reptiles, but actually avians – same category as birds. They don’t always breathe fire, they can also spew ice, lightning, and other sort of things, depending on the element they are. Even humans in the magical world have at least an element that they’re pretty good at, right? Same with Dragons. Not all will shoot fire or even use breath attacks – some may be good at speedy flying and clawing, some may be slow but really strong. But, even though I like stories with Dragon riders / trainers and such, I prefer them to be a noble race on their own, that can talk as well as humans do.
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But I’m getting rather sidetracked… the topic is, why Breath of Fire 3?
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Of course, the main reason would be: DRAGONS!!
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But there’s also Breath of Fire 1, 2, 4 and 5, you’d argue.
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True. But Breath of Fire 3 is my favourite one among all the BoF games. It’s the first Breath of Fire game I’ve ever played, and therefore my attachment to BoF3 is always the strongest. That’s why I chose BoF3 as my novelisation topic.
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By now, you’d think that my head works in simple ways, right? xP
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Anyway, hopefully you’ll enjoy reading my novelisation! I post new chapters regularly, around Saturday 12pm (GMT+8) every week, so you don’t have to hang on the uncertainty of wondering when a new chapter will be up!
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Also… please review. I take anonymous reviews, too. xP

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~Estrelita Farr, happy with Breath of Fire III!

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Haha, my mother recommended this to me, and it’s so cute that I want to recommend it to people too!

Apparently they always fight, so it’s weird to catch them talking. xP

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Note: This video isn’t made by me. It’s copyrighted the guy at YouTube!

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Also, someone else did a “translation” of the cat talking video:

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Note: This video also isn’t made by me. It’s copyrighted the guy at YouTube!

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They’re so cute… and the translation’s funny too! =D

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~Estrelita, who is a cat lover!

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Haha, after some two weeks of practicing, I finally decided to film this and upload it!

Of course, while I can play it with no mistakes normally, I always suffer from stage fright when I perform, whether in front of an audience or a camera… so you’ll hear some mistakes in that. o_o
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There’s also that issue of my place being a noisy area (you hear cars and lorries and stuff passing by the road, you hear the neighbour’s kid crying, you hear my sister laughing her head off while watching some show upstairs… you get the idea), and the issue of my digital camera not recording things nicely. My Petrof piano sounds so cheap. T_T
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Regardless, I hope you’ll enjoy this!

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Oh yeah, before I forget, the sheet music is made by Jonathan Adijanto, which I got off pianofiles.com. My playing follows about 90% of that sheet music, while the rest is some minor editing here and there to suit my taste. =D

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~Estrelita Farr, now suffering from stage fright. o_o

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FINALLY!! I’ve been searching for the name of this song for YEARS, ever since I downloaded the whole Suikoden 2 OST and couldn’t find it!!

And it turns out it’s in the Suikogaiden album… which I didn’t really check.

How sad. T_T

Anyways, finding this is a joyful moment, so here’s the video for you guys!

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Note: This video isn’t made by me. It’s copywrited the guy at YouTube!

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Now it makes me feel like playing Suikoden 2 again. xP

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~Estrelita, who finally got the song!

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