Somewhere in a distant past era, in a backwater system, in a backwater sector of a backwater galaxy, a metal extractor and energy generator were built on an asteroid in the backwater system.
Sixty-five million years and dozens of timelines later, it came to pass that Lavos appeared in the Ocean Palace.
The Conspiracy evacuated every living soul off of the islands except for Queen Zeal, Crono, and his compatriots.
Demona and I fixed the issue of Crono, Lucca, and Marle being present by grabbing them and teleporting away from the fight.
When they began to protest, I pointed upward.
In the intervening time, an aperture had been constructed. A gossamer, delicate and impossible to notice by any current level of technology, had englobed the sun while capturing almost none of its light. But now, on the surface of the planet, everyone watched the Ocean Palace as it began to glow, while the sun darkened in the sky. Further refinement left everything dark except for a single beam of light from the near-invisible setting sun, tracing its way through the sky, illuminating the Ocean Palace in blinding light.
The beam of light grew in harshness to the point that everyone was forced to look away, as the sunlight scoured through the atmosphere and heated a thin layer to plasma for an instant.
When it faded and the light reappeared, bits of the island were raining back down on the ground, including the shattered pieces of Lavos.
At that, I felt the tension release, and cast detection spells to verify that Lavos was indeed dead.
It may have took turning the whole of the sun into a giant laser...
...right, that would be the deafening boom from the sky being effectively turned into a very large explosion...
...but the monster was slain without any collateral damage.
Aside from Queen Zeal's civilization. But they should get along just fine with everyone on the surface, really.