hello, i'm new to Ys (which is awesome, btw) / this forum and didn't know where to put this.
so, at the end, tia fades away and says sth like that she's tied to the "root of all existence" what exactly does this mean? that she died in the past and got revived? or that the iskan elder line is a part of this root?
if it was the second, wouldn't that kinda mean that the iskan elders are "on a higher plane" (idk how to say it)? because they have a connection to the root (like the dragons)
or am i completely wrong (if i am, please enlighten me)?
Anyway, I didn't fully understand that scene at the end either. I feel like it was a little phoned-in to have you go through all that trouble to save her only to have her be doomed anyway.
I can think of 2 reasons for this: The Iskan elder clearly has a more important role than any of the other elders. They're the only ones who can start the wind of destruction, meaning they're held responsible for the loss of the root. OR, Falcom wanted people to feel bad at the end of the game, and that was one way of giving the player the middle finger (not that Tia was the best character ever introduced).
<joke post> After being saved, Tia was all "oh shit I didn't think anyone was actually going to succeed for once. I caused all this aaaaand now I made a bunch of people angry. Uuuh. I better um.. disappear, yeah. That sounds good!" She didn't need to fade away, but she did so in order to keep her ass out of the trouble she knew she caused.
Everything else was her attempting to justify her escape </joke post>
"Ambition is the willingness to kill the things you love and eat them to stay alive."
Me interpretation is that because she started the ritual that brought about the Wind of Destruction, she was doomed from that point on. So even though the Root of All Existence was destroyed, her life was already forfeit, and everything after that point was just borrowed time that eventually ran out. Of course, it would have been too convenient to throw out some "it's too late for me!" between the point that Adol defeats her and takes on the Root, much less the escape afterwards, but eh, that's drama for you!