Thus, I present my summary of The Witch and The Hundred Knight's plot. Each Chapter has its own Spoiler section. And no, I'm not going to make a million posts here, since THIS forum doesn't seem to have a character limit to its posts.
*EDIT* Due to faded memory, some details may have been missed. Check the post supplied by ZDood below for such details. Clearly the man has a better memory than I do.*EDIT*
(Meanwhile, the mysterious Tar Witch Teresa has appeared, and is stalking Metallia.)
(Meanwhile, Teresa slips into the Swamp, frees Viscole, returns her to normal size (though she doesn't lift the curse), and tricks her into stealing Metallia's precious green crystal ring.)
Once Metallia finds that her ring is stolen, she pursues Teresa and Viscole further into the Valentine domain. Teresa was ordered by her *coughtraitorouscough* master, Belda, to get Duchess Valentine's "judgement" on Metallia for her crimes against the Witches and the realm itself. The Duchess, being royally arrogant, completely ignores Teresa, drives her off, and abducts Viscole. By the end of the chapter, though, Metallia has rescued Viscole, retrieved her (now broken) crystal ring, and leaves Valentine to be slaughtered by her own vengeful minions.
(Valentine is thus the first to die.)
Eventually he finds the shaman, but he needs an enigmatic item known as a "kooriff" to cure Metallia. The Hundred Knight delves deeper into the ravine, fighting harpies, and eventually helping a Harpy leader rescue her children from the Dark Witch Kilkenbyuut, who roams the ravine and attacks intruders. The Kooriff is the reward (though WHAT it is is NEVER specified, though some people react with revulsion to it), and with it, Metallia is thus cured of the debilitating disease, brought back to good as new.
The Hundred Knight has to end up being the one to locate all of the items Metallia needs though, when the others fail. But, in the end, they are able to get the items, including the Bellplant, which Lucchini was rather mysteriously able to acquire... They prepare to climb Mt. Azbrocken, where the Nighttime Soiree is supposed to begin. It's a bit of a haul, but they do make it, and Metallia starts into the rituals that the invitation instructs her to perform in order to start the soiree.
...It was all a prank. Not only was the item-hunt pointless, but the ridiculously-embarassing dance she was supposed to perform was actually something done by neophyte witches, who are usually young children. The entire Witch Party projects holograms of themselves to laugh at and mock Metallia viciously. Curiously, Metallia shows some additional personality here, when she breaks down and cries over the mockery. She subsequently locks herself in her room.
After a brief detour in a pocket dimension, where the dying, blind (possibly) Sun Witch Valaie gives Viscole and Hundred Knight some Green Seeds, they arrive at the city. Teresa "greets" them there, captures Viscole, but misses the Hundred Knight, and escapes to the top of Brockenturm Tower, where the REAL soiree is being held. The Hundred Knight makes his way up to the top of the tower (and promptly gets incapacitated). The witches proceed to deliberate with Fog Witch Nezaria presiding, over what to do with Metallia, since they all hate her quite deeply. Before they can come to their conclusion, however, Metallia, who was actually waiting for the moment to take her revenge on them, hijacks the Night Train, fills it with Swamp Mud, and slams it into the tower. Her attack spills the sludge everywhere in the meeting chamber.
In the game's story, Teresa is killed by this attack, as Belda was using her as a meatshield to protect against the highly toxic sludge... In MY story, Teresa is plucked out of the situation at the last second by my hero character. But that's divulgent.
Metallia battles Dust Witch Purple Peel and Thin Ice Witch Lily with the Hundred Knight (Metallia uses some kind of potion to transform into a giant to do so). She wins, but Viscole interferes when she convinces Nezaria to approve of Metallia being ordained as an official witch. By way of a vote, Metallia wins (Viscole and Fire Witch Lavi approved, Purple Peel disapproved, for a 2-1 result). Everything's calm again.
(Though I just about lost it at the death of Teresa.)
The entire chapter takes place running around the Cinque region, finding items Lucchini needs to help the Buridango princess. This episode introduces the seemingly noble and kind-hearted Prince Heintz, whom Mitten is smitten (heh) with, and wants to support (he actually gave her said mittens she's seen wearing, thus the affection). Unfortunately, Metallia's secret information comes to light by the end of the episode when it turns out Mitten is actually an incomplete Dark Witch. When she attacks some centipedes threatening the Prince, she succumbs fully to the dark, and the Hundred Knight kills her.
Speculation abounds as to the POINT of this episode. Most believe it serves as a little character development for Lucchini, as he has some odd things to say at the end of the episode when he is frustrated over the failure of his efforts.
I'm probably forgetting some details, but this is my favorite chapter.
With all the ingredients she needs in hand, Metallia completes the cure, and with the King's support, plans to use the cure on Viscole in front of an entire audience during a ball that will be held to celebrate Metallia's becoming the kingdom's appointed witch.
Use of the cure fails, Metallia and Viscole get into a fight (Viscole started it), and then a ginormous conspiracy is revealed...
As it turns out, this whole event was a conspiracy set up by Lord Damuu, the leader of a cult that worships Niike as a god. He believes that all witches of the kingdom have been abusing their leadership roles of the realm, and wants them out of the picture in order to become the dominant government. Especially since it was the Witch Party that killed Niike to begin with. Using Metallia as "living proof" that all witches everywhere are a threat to national security, he starts up a campaign to have all witches everywhere executed, starting with Metallia.
Prince Heintz, his twin brother Jack, and Scum Witch Belda, worked with Lord Damuu to set up this trap for Metallia. With the assistance of the squire Totopepe (who is definitely not what he seems), they kill Sabina, and use her corpse and the ribbon Metallia gave her as evidence that Metallia was lying to the king, and the failure of the cure potion was used to paint Metallia as a false friend to Viscole.
Bringing Metallia to the kingdom and stealing her Mana Ring (Jack did that, then handed it over to Belda) resulted in her being weakened to the point that she would not be able to survive an execution, despite technically being immortal. She is imprisoned, but the Hundred Knight is able to escape with the assistance of Nezaria, who evidently knew ALL of this was going to happen.
Chapter 10's end includes a rather distressing scene in which the Amataya Kingdom Witch-hunter Soldiers and their Anti-Witch Golems have managed to kill the entire Witch Party, (including Lavi, but EXCLUDING Nezaria, even though the scene makes it look like she fell too).
Meanwhile, Totopepe is torturing Metalla, and her hair has turned short and black (though I think she looks BETTER that way, as it befits her nature better). Belda and Totopepe also reveal their connection to each other and Heintz.
The Hundred Knight delves into the Green Corridor and manages to find another Mana Crystal. He then heads to Amataya Kingdom, and gets stuck in a pocket dimension Belda set up as a trap to hold him off. With Nezaria's help however, he escapes, and, after managing to work his way through the ridiculously labyrinthine barracks of the castle, reaches the execution site.
It is here that is is revealed that Prince Heintz is anything BUT noble, as he has plans to take over the kingdom entirely, and is exploiting Belda's love for him to do so. It was Belda who turned Viscole half-dog out of sheer jealousy that Heintz was engaged to her. She also designed the Anti-Witch Golem, thus selling out her friends in order to further Heintz' plans. He intends to marry into the royal family, then take over. Everything completely falls apart, however, when the Hundred Knight shows up. Not only does he screw up the public execution of Metallia, Heintz turns his back on Belda, who goes Dark and transforms into a giant centipede, which the Hundred Knight subsequently kills (HORRAH). She had Metallia's original Mana Crystal, and Metallia is just barely saved from the execution. A riot starts up, and it is believed Heintz and Jack (as well as more obviously Damuu) are all killed in the mayhem.
Unfortunately, with Belda dead, Viscole can no longer be freed from her curse. Also, Totopepe's far more sinister side is finally revealed: he's a giant Satyr that was using Belda's magic to take a human form, and he's Lucchini's father. He is absolutely amoral, and in an effort to take over the kingdom HIMSELF, he kills everyone in the kingdom, rapes Viscole's sister Hilda to death, and kills Viscole when she attacks him. All the while, he's being HELPED by Lucchini...
When Metallia discovers this, she goes berserk and attacks him as well. Unfortunately, she loses, because Totopepe mysteriously auto-recovers after the fight and backstabs her while she's distracted by the dead Viscole...
What happens next depends on whether or not the player has met the conditions for the "Bad" (read: True) Ending.
The following is information on the game's three endings.
To see the "True" (read: Normal) ending, you must choose Yes when Mani asks if you will rescue Metallia, BUT, you must NOT kill any of the Dark Witches you encountered previously. This ending sees Metallia and the Hundred Knight die at the hands of Totopepe, who walks off to take over Amataya Kingdom.
Lucchini, using his "perfect" astrology skills, predicted this ending, which is a theory as to why it's labeled the "true ending".
To see the "Bad" (read: True) ending, you must take a detour before venturing into the Green Corridor to hunt down and kill the three Dark Witches: Kilkenbyuut, Aramashira and Faarenheit. After doing this, continue with the True Ending route as you would. But...
When Totopepe backstabs Metallia, she suddenly remembers who the Hundred Knight is: Blacky, whom she met as a child. And suddenly she gains the ability to transfer herself into him, and they disappear into another dimension...
From here, the Hundred Knight is instructed to cause calamities in order to build his karma. Once he has built up enough, he can start creating these Wedges, which almost all involve observing scenes involving the various people of the realm. There are seven in total:
He encounters and fights Nezaria, who reveals she's aware of what Metallia is doing, but escapes any lasting harm. A wedge is created.
He meets Dulche Dera Valentine, an Ancient Witch who helped the great witch Uruka defeat and dismember Niike, and learns that Duchess Gelato Valentine and her sister Cigaro are actually clones of Dulche. He defeats Gelato Valentine in a straight up fight, Dulche exiles her for her abuse of power, and another wedge is created.
He witnesses a disturbing scene in which Liliane has contracted Utsushi and seeks the Yaptolacca Ravine Shaman's help. I'm... not going to talk about this one. A wedge is created by simply WATCHING the scene.
He witnesses Lucchini's (before he met Metallia) learning about the terrible fate to come about in the realm of Medea at the hands of Niike. This seems to drive him mad from the revelation, when he learns that all efforts to do anything are futile, simply because the stars say so. He determines to find SOME WAY to prevent this outcome. Observing this scene creates another wedge.
The Hundred Knight next goes to Brockenturm Tower, where he runs into Lavi. She's being instructed by Purple Peel (her despised master) to locate Ryubence. But when Lavi spots the Hundred Knight, she "befriends" him and tells him to find Ryubence for her. When he does, at the peak of Mt. Azbrocken, Ryubence reveals that she is actually an extremely ancient witch "gifted" with interdimensional observing abilities, and she records all outcomes she witnesses in the book she's always seen carrying. However, she has been alive for too long and wants to die, but Purple Peel's clan has been keeping her alive with their dark arts. Purple Peel and Lavi show up, and the former attacks the Hundred Knight. After you defeat her, she orders Lavi to help, but Lavi turns on her and kills her instead. Lavi is subsequently hit by a Petrification curse, dying as well. And finally, Ryubence is free to let herself die. Another wedge is created.
Next, the Hundred Knight goes to downtown Amataya, where he watches Belda talk to herself over a span of five small scenes. This event reveals to the observer exactly HOW Viscole became cursed. Belda is MADLY in love with Heintz, and due to her extreme envy and corruption, he decides to curse Viscole when she learns he's engaged to her, thus triggering the events of the story. After she leaves, another wedge is created. You don't get to fight her or anything.
(Teresa does not appear here at all, much to my dismay.)
Finally, the Hundred Knight goes to the gate of Amataya castle, where Metallia converses with the mysterious witch Torude, who is actually herself from a far, distant future, now older, wiser, and far more mature. Torude is believed to be the one keeping all of these events in check, as she sort of guides Metallia through this chapter's events, and is evidently guiding Nezaria in keeping everything else in order as well. The final Wedge is created when Torude knocks out this Dark Realm's copy of Viscole and carries her off, creating the Wedge for the Hundred Knight to destroy.
Upon completion of this, the Dark Medea realm is annihilated, and (almost) everything from the original Medea is reset.
Everyone who died... Gelato, Teresa, Belda, the other Witches, the King, Heintz, Jack, Damuu, Jilden, Hilda... They are all revived. Everyone... but for Viscole, whom Metallia went through all that crap TO revive in the FIRST PLACE. Strange, isn't it?
She then learns from Lucchini, that the great Witch Uruka is actually still alive, hiding in a secret place beneath Amataya Kingdom. She leaves Lucchini to wallow in his misery over the fact that he killed his own family and friends for nothing, now that Metallia has thwarted the outcome he predicted through the stars, and heads to find Uruka, who most likely will have the ability to revive Viscole.
Remember that huge swamp Metallia discovered beneath the ruins below Amataya Kingdom? Now that the Hundred Knight is super-powered upon destroying the three Dark Witches, he is able to breach the seal that he couldn't before, and they end up in a labyrinth DEEP beneath the kingdom.
After getting to the bottom, sure enough, she finds Uruka, the great witch she so admired, and Metallia gushes over this, especially when she finds out that Uruka was the Old Hag that mentored her and Malia for a while, as revealed in the events of chapter 8. Unfortunately, Uruka ignores Metallia's pleas to revive Viscole. There's something far more pressing at hand...
Niike, the dimension-destroying demi-god, is slowly reviving, thanks to Metallia's blooming of all those pillars. Every time she did that, Niike gained a little bit more power back. On top of this, a certain cheerful fairy has been trying to break the final seal on Niike in order to free him. That certain fairy, Mani, is actually a reincarnation of the Special Maiden, Aguni, the people of Medea gave to Niike to stem is rampage of annihilation. But when the witches of that time attacked Niike, they used the maiden as a hostage to lure him out, where they were able to kill him (though not before suffering catastrophic casualties). Aguni grieved herself to death afterward, and was reincarnated as Mani, a Swamp Fairy.
Uruka and Dulche were the only survivors of that event. Kilkenkyuut, Aramashira and Faarenheit were also involved, but succumbed to Dark Power in an effort to become strong enough to fight Niike. Regardless, they continued to support the seal on him. When the Hundred Knight killed them, the seal was weakened down to the last one Uruka was holding. Now, Uruka is dying of old age, and she needs a replacement. She first asks Metallia nicely, then forces Malia (who she restores to human form here) to fight her to convince her, then just outright tries to strangle her into doing it. She fails in all her attempts. But when Mani shows up and lands a mortal wound on Uruka, her death convinces Metallia to give up on reviving Viscole and take up Uruka's role as a seal monitor. By using her immense power, not only will she hold off Niike, but she'll slowly drain his own power via the swamp to do it. Eventually, he will be eliminated, but she will perish as well. She subsequently releases the Hundred Knight from his contract, and does so by returning his name to him (whatever you put for his name when you first created your first game save).
The Hundred Knight, however, has other ideas. By this point, he has developed true loyalty for Metallia. He doesn't want her to die any more than Malia doesn't. So he proceeds to go to the strange realm where Metallia is holding the final Seal on Niike...
The Sealed Land is a strange clock-shaped landmass with passages branching in the twelve clock-face directions. Most of these passages lead to interesting scenes that reveal the true, final fates of everyone you met through the game. In no particular order...
Lord Damuu decides the idea to kill the witches was a bad one and decommissions the Inquistors. He, General Jilden and princess Hilda comfort the King as he laments the death of his daughter.
An extremely brief scene where Nezaria meets up with Torude and cryptically asks "Was that all right?" or something to that nature, to which Torude confirms it was.
Jack talks to Belda, who is still yandere over Heintz, and she snarls at him when he says that Heintz won't be coming to visit her that day. Teresa has a single line of dialogue in which she lets Belda know the next Court Witches' meeting is about to start. (Unsatisfactory, in my opinion. It's almost as if the writers forgot Teresa existed and threw that in when they suddenly remembered her. But at least this CONFIRMS she was revived as well. My own fate for her is far better than this pitiful attempt...)
The outcome of the creepy event involving Lily and the Shaman is seen, where she's been cured of Utsushi, at a cost...
Dulche decides to visit the now alive and well Gelato and Cigaro, and offers her praise and encouragement, which REALLY touches Gelato, since that's all she really wanted from her originator.
Purple Peel and Lavi share a heartwarming scene that entirely contrasts the vicious scene you previously witnessed between them. Not only did Purple Peel's heart soften to the point that she willingly released Ryubence from her clan's contract with her, but she also released Lavi, so that she can pursue her own agenda now. (Though she doesn't reveal the latter to Lavi, whom she seems to have genuine affection for).
Ryubence, now free from her contract, goes to the peak of Mt. Azbrocken, and gazes upon a sunrise, whereupon she dissolves away into dust, finally free from her anguished life.
Prince Heintz meets a little (human) girl by the mysterious name of Mitten, and has a tender moment with her. The dude may be corrupt, but evidently he's popular and good with children.
...I'm probably forgetting some. I know there weren't twelve exactly, but I don't recall any others.
Triggering these scenes is important, however, as it unlocks passage to the final destination: the arena against Niike.
The Hundred Knight annoys Metallia one last time by refusing to leave her, and he destroys the final Seal on Niike. He then fights the gigantic creature directly... and kills it. Mani goes nuts, and transforms into a horrifying crawling face monster Dark Witch, which the Hundred Knight ALSO kills. All threats have been terminated...
He and Metallia slip into a nether realm, where she discovers that there is SO much mana power here, she can use it, along with sacrificing herself, to revive Viscole. She does so.
Viscole ain't happy. But, Malia shows up and reveals that the Green Seeds the Hundred Knight has been carrying for so long can be used to reincarnate Metallia, though now WITHOUT her restriction of needing the swamp to live.
The credits roll, during which little scenes are shown of the group planting the seeds, which slowly grow (under the Hundred Knight's care), and eventually, Metallia is reborn.