Tonight’s Final Fantasy-themed song—featuring FFIV’s Rydia, FFX’s Lulu, and FFIX’s Vivi—answers three great requests simultaneously. First, the blogger at blackmage-lulu asked me to give her favorite FF character some love, which I was glad to do. Next, the blogger at Xenite, who also manages the great gaming-music blog videogameosts, challenged me to write a song about FFIX. Vivi is one of my favorite characters ever, so I knew I wanted to write about him. Lastly, I asked the blogger at fyeahff to name another FF mage I could write about; I was unfamiliar with Rydia, so I enjoyed researching about her. After reading extensively about each character, I wrote this fictional tale about how they work together to save the day. Fans of these characters and games will appreciate the references. Free downloads of this song are here, and you can stream it on YouTube here. Thanks for the great requests, bloggers, and enjoy everyone! — Kavalier
The Ice Cube Queen
There once was a Queen who was cursed to a frozen tomb of ice
when an evil, jealous witch rehearsed a spell out of spite.
People came from all around to see The Ice Cube Queen
and hear the King, from his royal edict read.
The King wept at the loss of his love and promised half the royal jewels
to any witch or wizard who could undo the curse and wash away his blues.
The first witch to arrive was Rydia of the Mist.
A summoner with black magic blood raised by Leviathan.
She called upon Bahamut, Hallowed Father of Eidolons,
But his Megaflare didn’t make that ice sweat one drop.
The next witch to give it a shot was Lulu, Queen of Voodoo,
loved for her fur-lined dress and feared for her short fuse.
She asked her cactuar puppet to cast 10,000 needles.
But as those spines bounced off the ice, her attempt looked feeble.
The last wizard to appear was a Master Vivi.
He tripped as he entered the throne room, and the King cried out hopelessly.
But Vivi stood, straightened his hat, waved Lulu and Rydia close,
and as he whispered in their ears, his black aura took over.
They both grabbed his gloved hands and faced that giant cube,
and as one they cast fire until a firaga grew.
The heat melted the King’s gold throne and filled the room with steam.
When it cleared, there in a puddle lay the queen.
The King wept as he held his love, his one true royal jewel,
and thanked the three for lifting the curse, and washing away his blues.
Gamers, who is your favorite FF character?