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Double Reed Tower

Allegretto approaches the Double Reed Tower

"Don't forget. The four mirrors become monsters, and the flowing time collects at the bottom."
—The Elder of the village of Elegy of the Moon gives a tip on handling the Double Reed Tower.

The Double Reed Tower of Sand, often referred to as simply the Double Reed Tower, is an ethereal tower in the World of Eternal Sonata and serves as Eternal Sonata's final dungeon. Count Waltz and Ruined Body flee here following the creation of the Elegy of the Moon distortion and the party must overcome the trials of the Xylophone Tower of the Shining Keys in order to lower the barrier blocking the route in the Noise Dunes of Fantasy that leads to here. It is separated into an east and west section, with two boss monsters in each section. Once all four have been defeated, in any order, access is granted to a new area underneath the tower, containing a stairway leading to the tower's apex. Here, the player engages in the game's penultimate boss battle.

BossesEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The tower entrance area contains a number of stone heads (Moai), including Desolate Goro (initially posing as Desolate Saburo), a participant in the Score Piece sidequest.
  • After defeating each of the four boss monsters, a scene takes place. The content and nature of these scenes varies greatly depending on whether it is the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version of the game that is being played. In the Xbox 360 version, these scenes take place with the character Frederic Chopin standing against a black background and having a philosophical conversation with one or more members of the party, who seem to represent aspects of his personality. In the PlayStation 3 version, the scenes do not take place against a black background and do not only focus on the feelings and concerns of Chopin, though they still always end with a line from him.
  • In the original Xbox 360 version, only Ruined Body is fought at the apex of the Double Reed Tower.

EtymologyEdit

  • A double reed is a type of wind instrument that features two pieces of cane vibrating against each other.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia entry on Double reed

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