Speaking of which, did anyone notice that in Blue Dragon, Uematsu used, essentially, the Figaro Castle theme, arranged it into heavy metal, and made a dungeon theme?
Oh, and the mode you are looking for for Fithos Lusec (the Dorian with the lowered 2nd) is "Phrygian Dominant". It's a fairly common mode used to approximate moorish music (though I'm guessing that since a lot of moorish musical practice was influenced by the Greeks, it's not really all that far from western musical practice). However, unlike a lot of things that blatently go for the middle-eastern feel (I'm guilty myself, I'll admit), Fithos Lusec doesn't hammer that flat-2, natural-3 interval all the time, it just slips the flat-2 in during a few choice spots for coloration. And it never even appears during the main progression.
Fascinating piece, though. Too bad the orchestral arrangement made some poor production choices with the female voice part. Unlike some people, I can sort of understand what they were going for, but some mixing producer screwed up along the way and put the voice way too far forward, with the wrong reverb, so it doesn't sound like she's in the same hall. She's NOT out of tune though, it's simply a whole-tone scale super-imposed over the pounding bVI, bVII chords. Many people treat it as an accident, but the accident was in the production. If the engineer had been doing their job, it would have sounded natural, though dissonant, and people would have believed that it was purposeful. It really ticks me off when people mistake a bad production decision for a performance error. That singer was spot-on, with a VERY difficult part... and they ruined it!
Problem was, the chorus was recorded in a hall. And the female voice part was recorded separately. That's okay, and do-able... but they should have booked the same hall again and recorded her in it, alone. Also, no solo vocalist can sing THAT LOUD over the top of a huge chanting choir, so it's just not believable that there's a person in the same room with the choir. We go from a fairly traditional acoustic space that we're comfortable with, to our ears telling us... "oooh... something's wrong". I'd have loved to have heard that piece recorded properly, with the vocalist mixed lower and in the same room, THAT would have been intense!