|Last Village Commons|
|Notable Inhabitants||Zeal Plant Woman |
|Chapter(s) Played In||The Fated Hour|
Last Village Commons (残された村の広場 Nokosareta Mura no Hiroba?, lit. "Left-behind Village Square") is a location in Chrono Trigger. Festooned with snowy trees, it resides in the forest northwest of the Last Village. The Earthbound Ones and Enlightened Ones who survived the Fall of Zeal commune here with the elders of the new village, shedding once and for all, the prejudice against those who use Magic and those who do not.
After Schala transports Crono's friends safely from the pocket-dimension containing Lavos, the Ocean Palace sends a lethal ray of light up into Kingdom of Zeal, cutting the magical ties that kept them suspended the continents above the ocean and sending them plummeting into the waves. The massive Tsunami submerged most of the land below and destroyed the remaining Skyways and Land Bridges. On the sliver of island spared by the colossal wave resides the remaining citizens of Zeal and Algetty. Even Janus' Cat, Alfador, survived the fall and inhabits the Commons. The Sun Temple survives the rays of light and resides on an island off the coast.
Resting safely in a hut in Last Village, Crono's friends lament their friend's death and are eventually stirred awake, being asked to see the Elder in the Commons. Once there, they are informed that the Epoch survived (it is parked behind the forest surrounding the enclosure). It is unknown to the Elder whether Schala or her mother, Queen Zeal survived. Dalton, at this point, enters the commons and threatens the party by throwing explosives at them. They evade the projectiles, only to be struck with more, kidnapped, and imprisoned aboard the Blackbird, stripped of their weapons, armor, items, and gold. Re-obtaining their equipment, they battle the Golem and Dalton aboard the Epoch, which is now outfitted with wings, and destroy the Blackbird. They return to Last Village and learn that the Prophet was seen at the North Cape.