I know you've been on the lookout for Tyrants, Professor, but there don't seem to be any here...
You may be right, but -- like anything that suddenly pops out of the ocean -- this island is worth investigating!
With mysterious islands come dragons. Of course. *sigh*
And very unique dragons, at that! A one-of-a-kind ecosystem and rare dragons... I'll have my studying cut out for me!
Say, is it just me, or are the dragons here acting a little strange! Why do they wanna fight us so bad?
Hmm. Perhaps they're trying to protect the island. Let's try to better understand their behavior, shall we?
I don't need to "understand" anything about this dragon's behavior! It wants to fight, and I wanna leave!
And now they wanna... nibble at my clothes? Hey, guys, wh-what's going on here? Why're the dragons so into me...?
Arya...? D-Dad? I think these dragons are-- YAARGH!!!
B-by the Divines!!! They've taken Ned!!! Don't worry, son; it'll be okay! All dragons are peace-loving creatures! ... Or so I thought...
Hang on, Ned! We'll save you as soon as we beat this dragon... and that dragon... and ALL its friends...! Yikes, Professor, there sure are a LOT of dragons!
And STILL no sign of Ned. Whew -- Arya, I'm getting a little old for this... We might need some help.
These dragons are tough, even for me! But I've got an idea, Professor: I think I know somebody who can help us out...
How about YOU, Trainer?
Great idea, Arya! Trainer, it's clear to me you have some seriously impressive skills. Won't you help us find Ned...
...and discover the mysteries of this spectacular island?
C'mon, Trainer, help me take on these dragons!
Nice one! Hehe, it's great to have another powerful trainer around!
Goodness, I hope Ned is all right... I'm sure the dragons won't harm him; it's just that he's so FRIGHTENED of them...
Don't worry, Professor! At the rate we're going, we'll find Ned in no time!
*sigh* I should have raised Ned to put more trust in dragons. I did everything I could, but... how will he EVER trust them now?
What's that? I should have more faith in Ned? Perhaps you're right...
This one looks tough. But I wonder why the Divine Dragons are sending their followers to fight us! Why not just battle us themselves...? Most interesting...
Great job, everybody! The going is tough, but if we all band together, I daresay we can make it through. In the meantime, I've got some pondering to do...
Do my eyes deceive me? Is that Dragon Girl and the loony professor?
Your eyes don't deceive you, and neither does my nose! I'm all for a reunion battle, Olaf, but we've got bigger fish to fry and dragons to fight!
You and your friends are still as terrifying as ever, I see. I saved myself a few grey hairs getting involved in perfumery instead of conquest!
First things first: You need to practice your perfumery. Second, what are you even doing here?!
What are we doing here? It's a funny story, actually, but let's take care of these pesky dragons first.
... Hold on, did you say "we"?
There, now that that's out of the way, my brothers should all be around here somewhere...
This is all becoming one big headache!
Every smelly Viking dweeb in one place! Well, we'd love to deal with you, but we really don't have time -- Ned's been flown off by dragons!
No need for insults, Dragon Girl -- we're just here to rescue mother. Now, less chat -- more fight!
Rescue? What happened to Gunhilda, besides a serious attitude problem?
Enough of YOUR 'tude! Mother's been... *sniff* Get it together, Melvin... You see, strange dragons took her away to this island -- to the icy summit!
If the dragons took Gunhilda to the top of the island, there's a good chance Ned is there, too... Come on; let's climb!
I never expected to fight on the same side as Vikings... but family trumps rivalry, I suppose!
Hey, Dunkelviking! How's your music career going? Write any hits? Wait, never mind; tell me after this battle...
No hits yet, Dragon Girl, but this adventure is BOUND to produce a face-melting rock opera!
Get ready, everyone... a horde of Divine Dragons want to say hello! Hey, Eliza, we've been through this before, haven't we? Wanna help us out?
I am NOT "helping" you, fool! Our allegiances just HAPPENED to cross... AGAIN...
You know, I haven't really had a chance to think on it, but doesn't this place look familiar, Professor? It's like Dragolympus, but-- Whoa! Incoming dragons!
You're right, Arya, and the dragons are the same as well! Hmm... We saved them, so why are they fighting us? How puzzling...
Dunkelviking, I thought your mom ruined your career dreams. Why are you trying so hard to save her? Seems like she's not the best parent...
I don't expect an ex-milkmaid to understand my complicated feelings -- but I DO expect you to help me fight off these incoming dragons!
So? What's your answer, "Dunky"? I'm curious! It would be way easier for everyone if we let the dragons play volleyball with her for the rest of eternity.
Well, if mother hadn't stalled my bardic dreams, I never would have realized how strongly I wanted to chase them! Also, I mean, she's my mom...
Family is complicated, I guess. But you know what's not complicated? Battling dragons! Woo!
Ahh, battling's the best -- I almost forget why I'm doing it in the first place! ... Oh, right, Ned!
Poor Ned... If the dragons had taken me instead, I probably would've been having a blast! I don't really understand it, but if he's scared, we gotta help him.
Hey, dragons! Kidnap me next time! Heh... just kidding. Maybe.
Looks like we're almost at a new part of the island. Do you recognize it, Trainer? Well, I know you recognize these feisty dragons!
Great job! Hey, we should go head-to-head one of these days!
One more obstacle; and it's our old friend, Arya: the Medusa Dragon! Just because it's not a Divine doesn't make it any less fearsome!
We're a bit closer now... Hold tight, son -- just remember your happy place and breathe into your paper bag!
This place looks familiar, too... Ah, I know -- it's like the Island of New Beginnings, just in miniature! And check it out: The dragons are the same, too!
What could it all mean...? Agh, thinking makes my brain hurt -- I'll leave the hardcore thoughts to Professor Hogwin.
I remember battling a ton of super-powerful dragons here with Ned. He was scared, but he knew so much about each one! Like, THIS dragon was... Uh...
OK, so I can't really memorize facts like Ned... but I remember having a lot of fun with him...!
Eliza, you remember when we battled on the Island of New Beginnings, right? I hope you battle a little better today!
Grr... Arya, I'm not here for a trip down memory lane -- and I think you'll find I've VASTLY improved!
Aww, Eliza, I know Ned and I beat you last time, but we all make mistakes... Except me, when I battle dragons like this!
You're getting awfully full of yourself for someone who couldn't rescue her little boyfriend!
Huh? Boyfriend? I don't get it!
That's an awful lot of dragons coming for us! If only I could work out why they seem so intent on battling...
I might have a theory after a few more battles. Let's keep forging on!
It's odd. The dragons don't seem aggressive -- just... sporty? It's almost like this is a tournament! Come on now, beasties, let me study you a while longer!
If we understand these dragons, we don't need to fear them!
Olaf, have you gotten over trying to impress your brother, the Dunkelviking? Maybe this next battle will make him love you!
I mean, the battle WAS impressive, but ever since Dunky picked up his music career, he's been a lot more... manageable. What's the word? "Nice"?
"Nice"? Did somebody call me "nice"? Olaf, you smelly nut, was that you? Or was I mishearing some approaching dragon's roar...?
What? "Nice"? All that lute playing's made you hard of hearing, Dunky. But, hey, did you see how expertly I strategized during that battle? Did you?
Olaf, why don't you go home and let me take on this fight, huh? I know you've got some, uh, perfume-y stuff to do, or something like that...
B-but... I CAN fight...!
Hey, Trainer, help me take on this super-powerful Bamboo Dragon and I'll give you a free sample of my newest perfume line, OK? Just make sure Dunky's watching...
Ha HA! We did it! Take THAT, crippling self-esteem issues! And take THAT, familial expectations!
Er, Olaf, brother... I told you to go home so you could get back to your REAL passion, right? I know you don't like battling like this!
Well, I CAN battle, so I WILL battle! Hmph.
Olaf, listen: I like writing songs about adventures; you like making perfume. I don't understand it, but I support it. Just like I support battling these dragons.
Does this mean... Dunky, do you love me?!
Of course I love you! You're my brother, you dumb oaf!!!
Hmm. Professor, do you think the dragons are trying to get us to work out our emotional baggage by kidnapping our loved ones and battling us?
It's a good guess, Arya! You're probably not that far off...
I DO love making perfume -- well, it's more of a necessity, really -- but... I think I'll stick around and help rescue mother. Do your worst, dragons!
That's awfully... NICE of you, Olaf. (Mighty claws, what a strange word to pronounce!)
Across this bridge is one of the island's summits. Let's be sure to stop and smell the roses -- and appreciate the view -- before the next battle.
Yes indeed, nothing more relaxing than that!
Don't get TOO into your sightseeing, Professor -- there's a huge gang of dragons headed this way... and it looks like they want to play!
Well played, dragons, but we've won this round!
Wow, we're so high up -- I can see the whole island from here! Heeey, Ned, can you hear me?! Oh, no, but a couple of dragons did.
It was worth a shot! I guess we'll have to find Ned the good ol' fashioned dragon-battling way.
I remember a lot of these temples from adventuring with Ned. It was so cool fighting the dragons inside! I guess these other dragons will have to do for now...
Perhaps we could all visit the temples once this adventure is over!
What's the matter, Eliza? You've been awfully quiet. Dragon got your tongue? Let's pry it off!
I'm FINE, thank you very much! I just don't like remembering my embarrassing defeat at the hands of you and that weakling, Ned!
Hey, he's not weak -- he's just gotta work on his self-esteem!
Grr... I WON'T let these dragons embarrass me here again! Come on, you scaly ninnies -- let's have a rematch!
Eliza sure is fired up! It's even MORE fun to see now that we're on the same side!
*blush* Stop having fun this instant!
I think I see a familiar dragon face up ahead... But first, time to battle these small fry!
Okay! Now, Guan Di Dragon, here we come!
Hello again, Guan Di Dragon! Remember me? I fought you with my friend Ned, but I've got a few more friends with me this time around!
Thanks for the battle, Guan Di Dragon! I'm your biggest fan!
Ack! Here again? I thought I'd left the Golden Pyramid in the past -- literally!
But aren't you excited to see the Golden Pyramid again, Eliza? We had such a blast battling dragons in the desert!
Heinrich, if you're lurking around here like last time, just watch how I battle these dragons and imagine that happening to your FACE!
Don't worry, Eliza; I think we're safe!
I know our desert adventure was kind of hectic, Eliza, but wasn't it, y'know, fun in the sun? Didn't we totally beat the heat? Now, let's beat this battle!
It's almost like you WANT me to have fun. What's that all about?
Arya, I see you and your Trainer friend are getting along quite well with our unlikely Viking teammates. You haven't been... influenced, have you?
Professor, the only things that "influence" me are DRAGONS and BATTLES!
See? My head is clear, Professor!
Besides, those Vikings aren't half bad if you give them a chance to do something... good?
Heh, we've fought all of these dragons before -- a few more of them is no big deal! C'mon! Let me at 'em!
Thanks, dragons! You've made me THAT much stronger! Wahahaha!
Whew, it sure is hot on this part of the island! Amazing how multiple climates exist side-by-side in the same small land mass... I've GOT to keep studying!
Yes, every dragon is perfectly suited to each ecosystem. Fascinating!
Urgh... It's so... HOT. No wonder Heinrich seemed to do so well in the desert -- that lack of hair kept him cool. HEY, dragons! Singe off my beard a little, won't you?
Dunkelviking! Dragons don't give out trims or haircuts unless you ask REALLY nicely.
Eliza, didn't you have a "thing" going on with Heinrich when we all went to the Golden Pyramid?
No, no, Heinrich had a "thing" going on with mother. That's why she sent him back in time to the desert; probably so that dragons like these could scare him straight.
ARRGH! I did not have a THING with Heinrich! And neither did mother!
Maybe if you spent time TRAINING instead of gossiping, you'd have beaten that meathead Arya and her Trainer friend back when it counted!
I mean, it's just that we thought you'd be married by now, Eliza. Don't you want to make mother proud when we find her?
Hey! Melvin! Shut up! And help us fight this dragon!
I'll impress mother with my battle prowess alone, thank you VERY much.
*muttering* I wish I could impress mom with battle prowess alone...
Look, Eliza! It's the Golden Pyramid! Aww, I wish somebody had a disposable picture-box so we could pose together! Maybe this dragon knows where to pick one up?
Well... Maybe we could get a picture later. I mean... If I feel like it...
Remember this dragon, Eliza? Hey, Dile Dragon, you're far from the Dile River! I wonder what could have made it come so far...
Something strange is going on here, that's for sure...
Goodness, Arya! You and Eliza fought with some tough customers... But it seems like you had a great time while you did! That's my protégé for you!
Now if only I could get Ned to follow Arya's example...
So, you DID have fun when you explored the Golden Pyramid, Eliza?
Oh, it was nothing, Dunky. Dragon battles are way more "fun" for me...
Actually, yeah, I did have fun. I had a lot of fun kicking Heinrich's butt... battling with Arya...
B-but it was all in the name of duty, of course!
Oh, not you too, Eliza! You KNOW you don't need to impress me. I'm not about that life anymore -- it's all rock ballads and friendly battles. Come, sister; aid me!
Heh -- a heart-pounding battle, brother! Well done!
Looks like you're getting along better with your brothers, Eliza! Let's celebrate with a battle!
Hey, my brothers are still a bunch of losers, and don't you forget it! Except for Dunky, of course...
What do you think of all this "togetherness," Trainer? I wonder if this is what the dragons had in mind... Only one way to find out!
Another amazing battle! Go on, show off your war cry!
... Arya, I might need your help on this one. We're talking a SARCOPHAGUS-full of desert Divines!
High five, Eliza! We did it! And we got to see all our old Divine friends again!
No high fives! ... Okay, maybe one high five. Or two. That's fine.
What a battle that was! This one should be a piece of cake in comparison, Trainer.
Just as I suspected. Great job!
I think I'm starting to put it together -- the secret of this mysterious island and the behavior of the dragons that have come here...
Your expert battling skills have helped me study the dragons -- so, thank you!
The temples all over this island suggest ceremonial significance! Then, of course, there's the presence of the Divine Dragons... and others...
Taking notes, Professor?
I don't think the dragons would have gathered here without an important reason... Hello dragon, won't you tell me your secrets?
Alas! I'll have to keep studying Dragonese...
You made that up just now, didn't you Professor?
Have you got any ideas about what's going on here, Professor?
I do! And I'll tell you after this battle!
I believe that the Divine Dragons have assembled themselves and their strongest disciples... to test us!
Something very big is about to happen... I'm just not sure exactly what.
Apep Dragon! If you like discord so much, then you won't want to hear how we've been kind of getting along with Vikings!
Even the Apep Dragon didn't seem to be able to cause infighting within our ragtag group. Interesting...
We're nearing the summit of the Island! It's getting icy, but all of this fighting makes the cold feel refreshing! Let's battle!
I do hope that we find Ned soon... Poor boy isn't great with heights...
I think I hear mother! I'd recognize her battle cry anywhere! And if I find her first, I'm sure she'll read me bedtime stories, just like old times!
I see the years haven't made you any less ridiculous, Melvin...
Ned might not be the best battler, but he's smart. Perhaps he's already figured out this island's mysteries... Trainer, please, help us find him!
You've got great stamina, Trainer. Hmm, what's that? I think I hear distant whimpering... Ned?
Wait until mother hears about all of our breakthroughs. She'll be so... so...! You know what? Let's not think about it -- we'll just battle this dragon instead.
If only she would wear the perfume I made for her -- we would know EXACTLY where she was from miles away! (But nooo, "too sulfurous," she said...)
I thought I'd heard the rumble of an avalanche, but it looks like it was the rumble of a pack of dragons! C'mon everyone; less searching and more battling!
I never thought I would enjoy fighting alongside Vikings, but... Hey, that was a great show, everyone!
It does seem like this island has brought out the best in everyone. I hope the same is true with Ned and Gunhilda... It would be nice to put conflicts behind us!
Fantastic battling, Trainer. It seems like this island has brought out the best in you, as well!
Don't worry too much about Ned, Professor. I'm sure when we find him, he'll have already figured out what this island is for -- maybe even without trembling!
It's true. I'm looking forward to finding Ned and hearing his thoughts! We need to compare notes! Hm, is this what fatherly pride feels like...?
Arya, I don't like to admit it, but you would probably make a good Viking! You're hardy, you're brutal, and you can even make Eliza listen to you!
I definitely don't know how to feel about that, so instead, um... Let's battle more dragons!
Dunky! Don't tell her stuff like that! Argh! (She WOULD make a decent Viking though...)
These temperature changes aren't good for my vocal chords! And just when I was about to try a yodel to find mother...
I'll try a yodel too! YODELAYHEEHOO-- *COUGH COUGH*
Cheers to us -- and cheers to another great dragon battle!
Hey, I think I found some thread from Ned's coat... Not that I usually notice what Ned's wearing. Let's follow this trail!
Ah, the Eikthyrnir Dragon! If it's here, we must be nearing the Great Tree -- and, hopefully, Ned!
The Great Tree! There it is, in the distance! Oh, Ned would be so excited to see it...
Hey, I see them! I see Ned and Gunhilda, riiight past all of these restless dragons! I guess it's time for a daring rescue! Whee!
I thought the Vikings would be happy to see their mom... But they all look nervous!
Families are complicated, Arya...
Ned, my boy! We're so glad you're okay! Not that we ever worried; Arya and I both believed in you.
Y-you didn't even worry a little bit...?
Whew! Dad, Arya... It's so great to see you again!
Wait until I show you this tablet that Gunhilda and I put together! And um, maybe let the others fight these dragons.
Did you say you and Gunhilda -- THE Gunhilda -- actually worked together? I'm stunned... and VERY impressed!
What took you so long, useless children? I had to mother this other poor whelp in your absence. Stop hugging me so hard, Melvin!
I found mother! I'm the one that saw her first. Someone write that down!
Ned and Gunhilda assembled a tablet that foretells an ancient prophecy? You'll have to show me after this battle, son. Your mind works in beautiful ways, my boy!
The prophecy's written in an ancient language I've been studying, dad. The studying's been a lot like battling dragons! Just with... more books.
Listen, everyone. The prophecy reads: "Champion's Island will rise from the ocean when a great cataclysm is set in motion..."
"... The Divines and their flock will arrive here to nest, and gather strong Trainers to put to the test." And speaking of test... here come TONS of dragons! Ack!
Champions Island, you say? The dragons must be gathering the strongest hearts, minds, and bodies in the land. That must be why we found YOU, Trainer!
So the dragons ARE testing us! I knew they had a good reason for all their silliness! The only thing is... What exactly are they testing us for?
Arya, do you know what "cataclysm" means...?
*sigh* I have an idea about this "cataclysm," everyone. I knew it was coming, but I thought we'd have more time...
I believe that the Tyrants are returning -- sooner than we'd hoped, and STRONGER than ever!
Hmm. If the Tyrants are returning at full power, we Vikings might be in danger, too... Well, useless children, we'd best get prepared! Show me your strength!
Amazing! A lasting truce between Trainers and Vikings?! I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime!
*grumble* Don't hold your breath, Hogwin... The enemy of my enemy is my TEMPORARY ally.
The dragons are testing our strength, but Ned, I believe they also targeted you for your smarts!
And ME for my POWER, obviously! En garde, dragon!
Jeez, dad, do you really think so...? I don't know how to feel... Maybe good?
You SHOULD feel good, my boy -- good and smart! You might not be a Dragon Master, but... you're a researcher, a historian! That's something to be proud of.
Ugh, enough with the chitchat! Let's keep battling until I'm strong enough to beat Arya ten times over!
You're on, Eliza!
You've gotten tougher, Eliza, but when are you going to find a good husband?
*grumble* Not now, mother...
Look! The Great Tree is right in front of us. We're almost at the top of the island... It's been fun, hasn't it? Now c'mon -- one last battle before the end!
You know, even though I'm literally shaking in my boots, I almost don't want today to end! ... Haha, who am I kidding -- I WANNA GO HOME!
Champion's Island, huh? Once we defeat the Nidhogg Dragon, we'll be champions of this island! What do you say, Trainer? Let's give it our all!
We did it, everyone! But if the Tyrants really are returning, we'd better take the dragons' advice and stick around to train some more!
If we keep training with these super-powerful dragons, there's nothing we can't do together!