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                                                                          ver. 1.2
                       Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Script Dump
                                     By bmecoli
                                  Table of Contents
    II.----Release History
    III.---Main Script
    IV.----Julius Mode
    V.-----Shop Text
    VII.---Hidden Text
    VIII.--System Text
                                      I. Intro
         Hello and welcome to my second script dump guide.  Actually, this is my
    first guide that I'm doing solo.  My first guide I did with DavidK (best known
    for his Breath of Fire 3 strategy guide). Ever since BoF3, I've been
    interested in text dumping. It's like digging in some ancient ruins and
    finding a long lost artifact that answers everyone's questions (or make new
    ones). OK, enough of my babbling, on to the guide. :)
                                 II. Release History
    version 1.2: 6/23/2007, 79.6KB
    - More spelling errors and other things fixed, go me.
    - Added system text, in case anyone wants it or is curious.
    - changed email
    - This version is considered final.  There will be no staff roll since it is
    stored as graphics instead of actual text. Even though the version is final, I
    am always open for suggestions, improvements, ASCII art, anything.  See
    disclaimer for contact info.
    version 1.1: 7/5/2006, 74.9KB
    - Fixed various spelling errors (including the embarrassing misspelling of
      Mina Hakuba)
    - Truncated thanks section (it was unnecessarily long)
    version 1.0: 12/14/2005, 75.6KB
    - Initial release
    - All story complete
    - Julius Mode complete
    - Library complete
                                  III. Main Script
    Here is the game script, which contains all of the game's story-related
    dialogue and text. The script is formatted with the following key punctuation:
    Anything within <arrows> is author-composed comments and descriptions of the
    action that accompanies the in-game text and dialogue.
    Anything within "quotes" is choice text. Example: "Yes" or "No" type choices
    that you face in the game will be in "quotes".
    And that's all you need to know to properly read this script!
    Ever since the solar eclipse of 2035, my life has never been the same. It was
    then that I realized that I, Soma Cruz, am the rebirth of Dracula... It was in
    his castle that I learned the truth... That I possessed the power to seize the
    souls of my enemies. That evil power almost engulfed me, but my friends pulled
    me from the brink. About a year has passed since then, and I thought my
    troubles were over...
    Mina Hakuba: Ha ha! Are you serious?
    Soma Cruz: Yeah, and that's when Hammer decided to--
    <Mina approaches Soma>
    Mina Hakuba: Wait... Soma, can I ask you something?
    Soma Cruz: Yeah, of course, Mina. What's wrong?
    Mina Hakuba: It's been a year since it all happened, hasn't it?
    Soma Cruz: Yeah, just about.
    Mina Hakuba: And what was it called? You know, the ability to use the power of
    Soma Cruz: You mean the power of dominance?
               I lost it when we escaped Dracula's Castle, remember?
    Mina Hakuba: I know, but... It's just that I get this terrible feeling
    Soma Cruz: It's probably nothing... Look, don't worry, okay?
               This past year, I haven't been able to use any of the powers I
               gained. And--
    <Celia appears. Mina hides behind Soma>
    ???: You... You're Soma Cruz, aren't you?
    Soma Cruz: Uh... Yeah... And you are?
    ???: You may call me Celia.
    <Celia points towards Soma>
    Celia Fortner: But not for long...
                   Come forth, my servants!
    <Celia summons a skeleton. Mina screams.>
    Soma Cruz: What?!
               Mina, get back!
    <Mina walks back>
    Soma Cruz: Damn it! Of all the worst--
    ???: Soma! You back off, too!
    <Arikado Appears>
    Mina Hakuba: Mr. Arikado!
    Celia Fortner: Genya Arikado, the guardian?! Hmph! You shall not interfere!
    <Celia casts a barrier>
    Genya Arikado: A barrier!
                   Quick, Soma! Use this!
    <Arikado throws a knife through the barrier to Soma. Soma then fights a
    Skeleton, Bone Archer, and a Golem, gaining each of their souls>
    Celia Fortner: Soma Cruz, I shall see your demise. That is certain. Using
                   whatever means...
    <Celia disappears>
    Soma Cruz: Wait!
    Genya Arikado: Save your energy. You won't catch her now.
    Soma Cruz: Damn it!
    Mina Hakuba: Soma, are you all right?
    Soma Cruz: Yeah, I'm fine. But that power... It returned! Arikado, what's
               going on?
    Genya Arikado: The power didn't "return." It was always with you.
                   You just never had a need for it since you fled the castle.
                   And that set free all the souls that you had gained dominance
    Soma Cruz: You mean I couldn't use the power because I was never in any
               danger? Hmm. Anyway, who was that woman? She seemed to know you.
    Genya Arikado: Celia Fortner. She's the priestess of a new and rapidly growing
                   cult. We suspected she was up to something, so we've been
                   keeping tabs on her.
    Mina Hakuba: But why would someone like that come after Soma?
    Genya Arikado: They want to resurrect the lord of darkness.
    Like some sought to do with Dracula.
    Soma Cruz: I guess they don't like the fact that I didn't become the "lord of
    Genya Arikado: Not only that, they intend to create a new lord by eliminating
    Mina Hakuba: E-Eliminating?
    Genya Arikado: But Soma, you don't need to get any more involved with this.
                   Let us deal with it.
    <Arikado leaves>
    Soma Cruz: That woman...
               She said she would "see my demise."
    <Soma Turns to Mina>
    Mina Hakuba: Soma...
    <fade out>
    Several days later...
    Soma Cruz: So, the cult's base is here.
               Hammer's info wasn't so iffy after all.
    ???: Gahaha! You doubted my word?!
    <Hammer appears>
    Soma Cruz: H-Hammer? What are you doing here?
    <Hammer approaches Soma>
    Hammer: What, are ya dense? Who told ya 'bout this place? Wait, it was me
    Soma Cruz: Well, yeah, but...
    Hammer: Hey, you got your mind on doin' somethin' wicked, huh? I want in,
    <Hammer rubs his chin>
    Hammer: And, hey, what happened to that pretty little lady? You remember,
    Soma Cruz: You mean Yoko? She's not coming. In fact, I haven't told a soul.
    <Hammer slouches down in disappointment>
    Hammer: Huh? She ain't comin'? Well, why not?!
    <Hammer returns to normal>
    Hammer: Aw, man... Well, since I'm here, I'd better make the best of it.
            I guess I'm back in business, and you're my customer!
    Soma Cruz: Hammer, look, I'm saying this for your own good. You really should
    Hammer: Can't do that, I'm afraid.
            I know when someone's in trouble and I'm not just gonna leave ya here.
    Soma Cruz: Okay... I appreciate it.
    Hammer: I'll scope out the area and find a spot to set up shop.
            See ya around!
    <Hammer starts to walk away, but stops and slouches again>
    Hammer: Man, why wouldn't he just tell her about this...?
    <Hammer leaves>
    Soma Cruz: ...
    ---------------------Meeting Yoko and Julius at the bridge--------------------
    Soma Cruz: Huh?
               Those two...
    <Soma approaches Yoko and Julius>
    Yoko Belnades: Oh! Soma!
    Julius Belmont: ...
    Soma Cruz: Yoko. Julius. What are you two doing here?
    Yoko Belnades: Funny you should ask that. We got wind of this cult from a tip
                   by Arikado. I'm investigating with Mr. Belmont. I'm sure you
                   remember him, the hunter.
    Julius Belmont: Soma, please understand. If the darkness draws you in... I
                    have no choice but to destroy you.
    Soma Cruz: Yes, I know...
    Julius Belmont: Then, there is no reason for you to be here.
    Yoko Belnades: That's right. You're only putting yourself in danger.
    Soma Cruz: That Celia woman... Not only was she after me, shie tried to harm
               Mina, too. I'm not gonna stop until I find her.
    Julius Belmont: You're determined, I see.
                    Then, I have nothing more to say.
    <Julius starts to leave>
    Yoko Belnades: Wait. Wait, Julius. How can you just say that?
    Julius Belmont: I'll be going now.
    Yoko Belnades: Wait a second. I'm coming, too.
    Julius Belmont: No, Yoko, you stay. We'll need a contact here, just in case.
    Yoko Belnades: Hey, wait! You can't just...!
    <Julius jumps over the closed bridge and leaves>
    Yoko Belnades: Men! They're so selfish!
    <Yoko turns to Soma>
    Yoko Belnades: I bet you have no intention of going home, either.
    Soma Cruz: Well, uh...
    Yoko Belnades: Fine, then. Here, take this.
    <Yoko gives Soma Magic Seal 1>
    Soma Cruz: And this is?
    Yoko Belnades: A Magic Seal.
    Soma Cruz: Magic Seal?
    Yoko Belnades: The cult leader appears to create gates that draw the power of
                   darkness. Monsters exposed to that power are said to be
    Soma Cruz: So how am I supposed to destroy them?
    Yoko Belnades: That's where this Magic Seal comes in.
                   Want to practice using it?
    Soma Cruz: "Sure, I'll give it a try."
               "No, that's okay."
    <Sure, I'll give it a try>
    Yoko Belnades: Good. Now watch closely. Draw a figure exactly as shown.
    <seal is shown>
    Yoko Belnades: Okay, now you try it.
    <if you lift the pen>
    Yoko Belnades: Um... The Magic Seal has to be drawn in one stroke.
                   You can't draw the pattern in pieces.
    <if you draw the seal incorrectly>
    Yoko Belnades: Wait, hold on. That's not the right shape. The small circles
                   indicate where you have to touch. Don't be too hasty, okay? Oh,
                   yes, and you also have to touch the points in the proper
    <if you draw it too slow>
    Yoko Belnades: That's too slow. The Magic Seal won't be created if it's not
                   drawn within a set time.
    <follows one of the three failure messages>
    Soma Cruz: I get it.
    Yoko Belnades: Want to try again?
    Soma Cruz: "Okay, once more."
               "No, it's okay."
    <Okay, once more.>
    Yoko Belnades: Okay, I'll show you again.
    <seal is shown>
    Yoko Belnades: Okay, now you try it.
    <if successful>
    Yoko Belnades: Good, that's it. Just don't forget how you did that.
    <No, (it's) that's okay>
    Yoko Belnades: Oh... Well, that's fine, then.
    <after the tutorial>
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, one more thing. You can practice drawing a Magic Seal
                   anytime. If you're not sure how to do it, you should definitely
    Soma Cruz: Got it.
    Yoko Belnades: A Magic Seal activates on its own when it's needed. Give it a
                   try and see. Okay, now... Let's go, Soma.
    Soma Cruz: Huh? Go where?
    Yoko Belnades: It's a dead end here.
                   Only Julius could get in from somewhere like this.
                   We should go back and find a different way in.
    Soma Cruz: All right. If we have to...
    Yoko Belnades: There's no shelter from the rain and wind here, either.
                   Will you escort me?
    Soma Cruz: Uh... Sure, of course.
    Yoko Belnades: Thanks. Let's go.
    ------------------------------At the first seal-------------------------------
    Yoko Belnades: This door... It looks like you'll need a Magic Seal right away.
    <Soma breaks the seal on the door and it opens>
    Yoko Belnades: Most likely, you'll need a a Magic Seal to finish off the
                   monster in here. Just be calm and focus. I'll be waiting here.
    Soma Cruz: No problem.
    -----------------------After defeating the Flying Armor-----------------------
    Yoko Belnades: You did it!
    Soma Cruz: Using Magic Seals is a piece of cake.
    Yoko Belnades: Don't be too sure. That Magic Seal won't be useful forever.
    Soma Cruz: What do you mean?
    Yoko Belnades: They will probably prepare new and more complex patterns for
                   Magic Seals.
    Soma Cruz: Hmm...
    Yoko Belnades: But not to worry. They'll have the Magic Seal patterns hidden
                   somewhere. If they don't, the gates to the dark side will be
    Soma Cruz: I get it.
    Yoko Belnades: I won't keep holding you up as my escort anymore. I can manage
    Soma Cruz: You sure? In that case, I'll be going now.
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, there is one more thing though. Julius may have some new
                   information, so come see me if you're close by. And Soma,
                   please don't do anything reckless.
    Soma Cruz: Count on it. You take care, too, Yoko.
    ---------------------First meeting with Dario and Dmitrii---------------------
    Soma Cruz: !!
    <Dario, Dmitrii, and Celia appear>
    Celia Fortner: Ah...you've come. Just as I predicted.
    Soma Cruz: Celia Fortner...
    ???: You're kiddin', right? You tellin' me this punk's the lord of darkness?
    ???: Judging matters merely on appearance? Tsk, tsk. Simpletons are so vexing.
    <Dario Turns to Dmitrii>
    ???: What'd ya call me, Dmitrii?!
    Dmitrii Blinov: Hmph. I merely stated a fact.
    Celia Fortner: Dario, Dmitrii. Both of you, enough.
    Dario Bossi: Tch!
    <Dario turns back towards Soma>
    Dmitrii Blinov: ...
    Celia Fortner: Excuse their behavior. Welcome to our House, home to our
    Soma Cruz: You talk as if you were expecting me...
    Celia Fortner: You fear that you will imperil innocents for who you are and
                   can become. Am I not correct?
    Soma Cruz: ...Yes.
               I fell for your ruse.
               Why would you want to resurrect the dark lord?
    Celia Fortner: We do not desire the dark lord, per se. For god to be perfectly
                   good, there must be a being of perfect darkness.
    Soma Cruz: That has nothing to do with me.
               If this world does need a perfect dark being, one should emerge.
               Isn't that how it works?
    Celia Fortner: Perhaps that is so. And perhaps it is not. What is true,
                   however, is that the power of darkness steadily grows faint.
                   The lord of darkness must be enthroned without fail. And not a
                   moment too soon.
    Soma Cruz: But that doesn't mean...
    <Dario starts to approach Soma>
    Dario Bossi: I heard enough already. Let's rip this punk apart right here and
    Celia Fortner: Have patience. He will try to stop me using whatever means.
                   There is no need for haste.
    <Dario turns towards Celia>
    Dario Bossi: Hunh? What are you saying?
    Dmitrii Blinov: He is in our hands now. We can destroy him whenever, however
                    we wish.
    Celia Fortner: Correct. This will also serve as a test for the both of you.
    Dmitrii Blinov: I see.
    Dario Bossi: Wait a second! Test? What test? I didn't hear about that!
    Dmitrii Blinov: Are you incapable of thinking even a little? There is but one
                    dark lord, yet there are two candidates--you and I.
    Dario Bossi: Duh! I know that!
    Dmitrii Blinov: Then get this through your hollow skull. Whoever defeats this
                    boy becomes chosen as the lord of darkness.
    Dario Bossi: Oh, I get it now... Yeah, okay!
    <Dario turns back to Soma>
    Dario Bossi: This'll make it fun!
    <Dario taunts Soma>
    Dario Bossi: Next time I see you, punk, I'll burn you to ashes!
    <Dario leaves>
    Dmitrii Blinov: I shall depart, also. I see no significance in my presence
                    here at this time.
    <Dmitrii leaves>
    Soma Cruz: So those two are the dark lord's candidates...
    Celia Fortner: Correct.
                   They were born at the same time as Dracula's demise.
                   They are inheritors of Dracula's dark powers.
    Soma Cruz: But that's no guarantee that they can become the dark lord.
    Celia Fortner: They can. By shattering Dracula's soul. If you wish to stop me,
                   I shall be waiting for you at the top. I may even change my
                   mind if you survive my traps
    <Celia leaves>
    -----------------------------Battle with Dmitrii------------------------------
    Soma Cruz: ?!
    <Dmitrii kills a Malachi with it's own attack>
    Dmitrii Blinov: Oh, excuse me for that rather uncouth scene.
    Soma Cruz: You're one of the dark lord candidates...
    Dmitrii Blinov: Dmitrii Blinov.
    Soma Cruz: You were fighting a demon. Does that mean you've forsaken Celia?
    Dmitrii Blinov: You have drawn the wrong conclusion. This is merely a ritual
                    to gain power.
    Soma Cruz: A ritual?
    Dmitrii Blinov: You witnessed it, yes? Unless you are as dim as Dario, you
                    should have discerned my ability.
    Soma Cruz: So, that's what it is.
               The ability to copy magic attacks...
    Dmitrii Blinov: Ah, how observant of you.
                    Now, since there is no one else to disrupt us...
    Soma Cruz: Hold it.
               I don't have any reason to fight you.
               Do you have any reason for going along with Celia's scheme?
    Dmitrii Blinov: None whatsoever.
    Soma Cruz: Well, then!
    Dmitrii Blinov: However, I have this power. I wish to know the meaning of it,
                    its significance. Is that not a natural desire?
    Soma Cruz: And for that, you want to become the dark lord?
    Dmitrii Blinov: Is that so wrong? Refining my power will finally provide me
                    with answers. Let us begin.
    after the battle:
    Soma Cruz: It's over!
    Dmitrii Blinov: Tch, I came up short, it seems...
    Soma Cruz: I won't take your life. Just give up.
    Dmitrii Blinov: You dare pity me?
                    Soon you shall be the one that will be pitied upon.
    <Dmitrii dies>
    Soma Cruz: What?
               Dead? That can't be?!
    <Soma absorbs Dmitrii's soul>
    Soma Cruz: Unh!
               What was that?
               Did I gain dominance over a human soul?
               No, I gained no power... But...what was that light?
    ----------------------------First fight with Dario----------------------------
    Dario Bossi: Here at last! You really stepped outta bounds, punk!
    Soma Cruz: Huh?
    Dario Bossi: Dmitrii. I'm talking about Dmitrii.
    Soma Cruz: I didn't mean to kill your friend. I didn't finish--
    Dario Bossi: Hunh? Whaddaya sayin'? I wanted to pummel that uppity jerk
    Soma Cruz: Doesn't your friend's death mean anything to you?
    Dario Bossi: Him? Ha! You gotta be jokin'. Ah, let's get on with this already.
    Soma Cruz: Why do you want to become the dark lord anyway?
    Dario Bossi: Why?
           Look at this power!!
    <Dario burns everything around him>
    Dario Bossi: Can you imagine how crazy it'll be with even more power?!
    Soma Cruz: You're insane...
    Dario Bossi: And you yap way too much!
           Come on, punk! I'll roast ya to a cinder!
    <After the fight>
    Soma Cruz: You can give up trying to become the dark lord.
    Dario Bossi: A punk like you... You're not walkin' away from this...
    <Dario starts to cast a powerful spell>
    Celia Fortner: Dario, enough.
    <Celia appears>
    Dario Bossi: Celia... Don't try to stop me! A man's got his pride!
    Celia Fortner: I know that. But I am not prepared to lose the last candidate.
                   We'll pull back for now. I have another plan...
    <Celia casts Dario away>
    Dario Bossi: Wroaah!
    Celia Fortner: I underestimated you.
                   But this game isn't over yet.
                   I shall be waiting on the uppermost floor. Come if you dare!
    <Celia leaves>
    ----------------Meeting with Arikado at the Demon Guest House-----------------
    Genya Arikado: Soma!
    <Soma turns around>
    Soma Cruz: ??
    <Arikado appears>
    Genya Arikado: I told you not to get involved, didn't I?
    Soma Cruz: Arikado! What are you doing here?
               I thought that you were protecting Mina...
    Genya Arikado: Mina is fine. My colleagues are providing protection.
                   Besides, keeping you under observation gets priority.
    Soma Cruz: You're still treating me as if I were the dark lord. Haven't you
               seen enough?
    Genya Arikado: I need you to understand. You are considered to be extremely
    Soma Cruz: ...
    Genya Arikado: But since you're here, I suppose I can't stop you. While under
                   my supervision, I'm prepared to overlook use of excessive
                   force. Besides, we can't just allow this cult to carry on this
    Soma Cruz: Th-Thanks. I appreciate it.
    Genya Arikado: Also, Mina entrusted me with this. It's for you.
    <Arikado gives Soma Mina's Talisman>
    Soma Cruz: What? A letter? And a talisman?
    <Soma turns around to read the letter in private>
    Mina Hakuba: Dear Soma,
                 If you're reading this, you've probably gone after that cult. I
                 had a feeling you would when you disappeared after that incident.
                 I know that you worry about me, Soma. But I worry just as much
                 about you, too. I won't ask you to come back right away because
                 you're way too stubborn. But please promise me that whatever
                 happens, you'll come back unharmed. Oh, and don't forget about
                 the talisman! I'm sure it'll come in handy. I'll be praying for
                 Always, Mina
    Soma Cruz: Mina...
    Genya Arikado: Soma.
    Soma Cruz: !!
    <Soma turns back towards Arikado>
    Genya Arikado: Brief me on the situation. What have you discovered?
    Soma Cruz: Uh... Sure.
               (I described what I had learned so far to Arikado.)
    Genya Arikado: Understood. But the fact that Celia mentioned a "plan" doesn't
                   sound good.
    Soma Cruz: The only thing I can do is keep climbing towards the top floor.
    Genya Arikado: Fine, you do that. In the meantime, I'll try to track down
                   Dario's whereabouts.
    <Arikado leaves>
    --------------------Meeting Julius at the Condemned Tower---------------------
    Julius Belmont: ...
    Soma Cruz: Julius. What are you doing?
    Julius Belmont: Huh? Oh, it's you. This door is sealed by a powerful barrier.
                    Something's behind it, too.
    Soma Cruz: Do you sense something bad?
    Julius Belmont: Yes.
                    I can feel it in my gut, and it doesn't feel good.
    <Julius turns toward Soma>
    Julius Belmont: Unfortunately, it's impossible to check what's behind the
    Soma Cruz: Why is that?
    Julius Belmont: The barrier's too strong.
                    I may be able to crack it, but just a bit.
                    It'd be better to contact Yoko and await help.
                    What about you?
    Soma Cruz: Well...
               (I described what I had discovered to Julius.)
    Julius Belmont: The dark lord's candidates. It sounds as if that should be my
                    next target. I will see about joining Arikado.
    -------------------Meeting Celia at the Cursed Clock Tower--------------------
    Soma Cruz: ?!
    Celia Fortner: You've only come this far?
                   You seem to be taking this rather leisurely.
    Soma Cruz: What are you trying to say?
    Celia Fortner: Dario has grown stronger by fusing with the demon of fire I
                   summoned for him.
    <Arikado appears>
    Genya Arikado: I see. Is that your plan?
    Julius Belmont: Soma, back off.
    <Julius appears>
    Soma Cruz: Arikado! Julius, too!
    Celia Fortner: Your presence is without meaning. No one can stop Dario now.
                   The emergence of the new lord of darkness is all but certain
    <Celia disappears>
    Genya Arikado: Julius! I'm sensing a surge of magical power coming from the
                   river. It must be Dario. You go after him. I'll track down
    <Arikado leaves>
    Julius Belmont: Soma, from here on, you stay away and let us take care of it.
    <Julius leaves>
    ---------------------Finding Julius at the Silenced Ruins---------------------
    Julius Belmont: Ungh!
    <Julius is shown crouched in pain>
    Soma Cruz: Julius!
    <Soma approaches Julius>
    Julius Belmont: I'm fine. Don't worry.
    <Julius turns to Dario, who is now shown>
    Dario Bossi: What? You done already? So much for the "legendary" Belmont!
    Julius Belmont: Hmph. Talk all you want...
    Dario Bossi: Hey, punk! Looks like I can get me a little payback from ya! But
                 I'm not at full power just yet... The throne chamber on the top
                 floor--you were headin' there, weren't ya? That's where we'll
                 settle scores once and for all.
    <Dario disappears>
    Julius Belmont: Watch it. He's tough. Especially for me, since I can't use
                    Magic Seals.
    Soma Cruz: Hold on, Julius. You can't use Magic Seals?
    Julius Belmont: Uh-huh. What about it?
    Soma Cruz: Well, didn't you run into monsters that you couldn't destroy?
    Julius Belmont: No, I destroyed them before they could reconstitute. They
                    weren't a problem. But this time, I don't think that'll work.
    Soma Cruz: (You've got to be joking. That should've been impossible.)
    Julius Belmont: Forget about me. You can go on. I'll be fine.
    Soma Cruz: He's expecting me. I'll be on my way.
    Julius Belmont: Watch out for his fire attacks. But you can do it. Don't
                    disappoint me.
    Soma Cruz: Got it.
    ----------------------------Final fight with Dario----------------------------
    Dario Bossi: What took ya so long?
    Soma Cruz: Hmph, let's finish this. I'll show you why you can't become the
               dark lord.
    Dario Bossi: Hah! Even Belmont was no match for me. You think a punk like YOU
                 can win?
    Soma Cruz: Was there ever any doubt? Power is nothing if you don't know how to
               use it. I'll never lose to a fool dominated by his own power like
    Dario Bossi: Well, what's the point of power if you don't use it? Don't act as
                 if you know! It's about survival of the fittest! Let's see you
                 try to survive this time! Graaaah!!
    <if you defeat Dario>
    Soma Cruz: I cut off the power from the dark side using a Magic Seal.
               Give up. It's over...
    Dario Bossi: B-But...
    Genya Arikado: Get away from him, Soma!
    <Dario starts exploding>
    Dario Bossi: Nooooooooooo!
    <Dario dies, Arikado appears>
    Genya Arikado: He couldn't resist the demon that had fused with his soul.
    Soma Cruz: You're saying he lost to the demon's power?
    Genya Arikado: He perhaps could have been saved if the demon was cut free
                   from his soul, but... Don't let it concern you. That's just
                   what happens when you let your hunger for power overwhelm you.
    Soma Cruz: ...
               Arikado... What became of Celia?
    Genya Arikado: I'm sorry... We have units tracking her whereabouts now.
    Soma Cruz: Hmm... So we're done here. Let's get out of here.
    <they leave out of the castle. Once they get out, Soma crouches in pain>
    Soma Cruz: Ungh...
    Genya Arikado: What's wrong, Soma?
    <Soma gets up>
    Soma Cruz: N-Nothing. I just felt something odd for a moment.
    Genya Arikado: Hmm... Did anything strange happen in the castle?
    Soma Cruz: No, nothing... Wait! Come to think of it, when I fought Dmitrii,
               there was something weird.
    Genya Arikado: Go on.
    Soma Cruz: I never finished him off. But he died anyway. And that's when I
               felt something enter me...like a soul under domination.
    Genya Arikado: ... We'll have to investigate.
                   Come, we'll meet with Yoko right away and head for the Church.
    Soma Cruz: Is something happening to me?
    Genya Arikado: I don't know, but we'll know soon enough.
    <they leave, credits roll.  Ending 1>
    <if you defeat Anugi>
    Dario Bossi: Wh-What did ya do, punk?! My power... It's gone...
    Soma Cruz: I destroyed the demon that fused with your soul. And your power
               with it.
    Dario Bossi: My... My power!
    Soma Cruz: Having power doesn't mean you can abuse it. Haven't you learned
               your lesson?
    Dario Bossi: Aiyeeee!
    <Dario runs off, Celia appears>
    Celia Fortner: You are much more than I had imagined.
    Soma Cruz: I came as I promised. Let's stop this stupid chase.
    Celia Fortner: Very well. I can agree to that...
    Soma Cruz: You don't seem to be too concerned about this.
               It's as if you knew this was going to happen.
    Celia Fortner: Well, who am I to say?
                   But there is more than one way to make a dark lord.
    Soma Cruz: You don't give up, do you? There aren't any more dark lord
    Celia Fortner: That may be true... But the game isn't over just yet.
    Soma Cruz: ...
    Celia Fortner: The center of the castle. I shall await for you there.
    Soma Cruz: Another trap? I thought we were gonna end this.
    Celia Fortner: Trust me, we will... But first, there is something that I wish
                   you to see. I shall be waiting.
    <Celia leaves>
    ------------------Meeting Celia at the center of the castle-------------------
    Soma Cruz: Huh?!
    <Celia is shown and the "camera" centers towards Mina>
    Mina Hakuba: Soma!
    Celia Fortner: Soma Cruz. Behold, the last moments of your loved one's life.
    <Celia starts to cast a spell>
    Soma Cruz: Wait! Stop!!
    <Soma goes to stop Celia, but she casts the spell, hitting Mina>
    Mina Hakuba: S-Soma...
    <Mina dies>
    Mina Hakuba: ...
    <Soma gets pissed>
    Soma Cruz: Mina!!
    Soma Cruz: You...
    <Soma starts to charge with dark energy>
    Soma Cruz: You heartless wench...
    Celia Fortner: It certainly wasn't easy spiriting her away. Go ahead. Hate me.
                   You hate me enough to wish death upon me, don't you?
    Soma Cruz: You... You'll pay for this...
    <The power of chaos starts to absorb into Soma>
    Celia Fortner: The power of chaos is gathering... I was right. Now hate me
                   more. When your hatred peaks, the new dark lord shall emerge.
    Soma Cruz: If it means getting Mina's revenge, I'll do it. Make me the dark
               lord. Mina, forgive me... I can't honor your wish...
    <The power of chaos increases>
    Celia Fortner: It's coming... The birth of the new dark lord!
    <if you don't equip Mina's Talisman>
    Soma Cruz: AAAAAAAAAAGH!
    <Soma attacks Celia>
    Celia Fortner: Wh-Why?
                   I brought you back into this world...
    Soma Cruz: Shut up. You annoy me. That's all the reason I need.
               Besides, the petty little humans will die off soon enough.
               Your turn came a little earlier, that's all. Hahahahaha.
    <outside the castle...>
    Julius Belmont: So... Soma has become the dark lord.
                    I have no other choice...
                    The battles of the past are to be waged once again...
    Genya Arikado: I had assumed that he would have equipped the talisman from
                   Mina... It would have protected him. But alas, I will have to
                   unleash my power...
    <Julius and Arikado go inside the castle. Credits roll. Ending 2>
    <if you do have Mina's Talisman equipped>
    Soma Cruz: AAAAAAAAAAGH!
    ???: Soma! Don't be fooled!
    Soma Cruz: !!
    <Arikado appears>
    Genya Arikado: That Mina is a fake!
    Celia Fortner: Arikado! Why must you always get in the way?
    Genya Arikado: How clever of you to use a Doppelganger. Ah, but you haven't
                   won just yet...
    <The power of chaos flowing into Soma stops. Soma falls down, crutching in
    Soma Cruz: Uuuuugh!
    Genya Arikado: What?! What's wrong?
    <Soma's dark energy flows out of him and into the Mina doppelganger, which
    then turns into Dmitrii>
    Celia Fortner: D-Dmitrii...
    Dmitrii Blinov: I should thank my lucky stars for making good my escape. I
                    managed to loosen myself when the boy's emotions shifted
    Celia Fortner: I thought you'd died...
    Dmitrii Blinov: Shedding my former body was a desperate gamble. But it has
                    worked out quite well.
    Genya Arikado: You copied the power of dominance from Soma?
    Dmitrii Blinov: Ah, so you understand. I touched the boy's soul and copied his
                    ability. And I have been doubly lucky in finding a suitable
                    replacement for my body.
    Celia Fortner: Y-You obtained the same power as Soma Cruz?
    Dmitrii Blinov: When I fought the boy, I confirmed one thing. Dracula's heir
                    need not be the inheritor of the dark lord's power. I only
                    need to possess the same ability to become the true dark
                    lord's heir. And of course, only I could gain that ability.
    <Arikado approaches Dmitrii>
    Genya Arikado: I won't allow that.
    Dmitrii Blinov: Have patience, Arikado. Or perhaps I should address you with
                    your real name? When the boy began his dark transformation, I
                    scanned memories of his past lives. Make one move, and the boy
                    will die. You don't wish that, do you?
    Genya Arikado: Hmph.
    <Soma gets up>
    Soma Cruz: Does becoming the dark lord really mean that much to you?
    Dmitrii Blinov: I have told you before. I wish to learn what my power
                    signifies. Celia. I must gain dominance over more powerful
                    demons. I will surpass the boy.
    Celia Fortner: So be it.
    <Celia points towards Soma>
    Celia Fortner: Soma Cruz, I take back what I have said to you.
                   It seems that death is your only destiny.
    <Dmitrii and Celia leave>
    Soma Cruz: Arikado, where do you think they've gone?
    Genya Arikado: I imagine that they've gone to the basement of the tower
                   next to the castle. A foul, unearthly energy emanates from
                   there. There must be a portal to the dark side that fuels the
                   castle's existence.
    Soma Cruz: I see...
    Genya Arikado: Don't do anything rash. You're not in any shape to fight now.
                   Let us handle this.
    Soma Cruz: His power is mine. I must be the one to stop him.
    Genya Arikado: ...
                   Fine... But Julius and I will go in first.
    <Arikado leaves>
    ------------------Meeting Julius and Arikado at the barrier-------------------
    Julius Belmont: Break this barrier? It's definitely possible. But there's no
                    guarantee that I'll have energy left to fight.
    Genya Arikado: Without your power, it's impossible for us to get through.
                   They have to be stopped, at all costs.
    Julius Belmont: ...
                    Well, I suppose this is an emergency... Fine. Stand back.
    <Arikado stands back>
    Julius Belmont: Here goes.
    <Julius begins to break the barrier>
    Julius Belmont: YEAAAAAAH!!
    <Julius breaks the barrier, but is now weakened>
    Julius Belmont: Ungh... The barrier... It's gone.
    Genya Arikado: I'm sorry...
    Julius Belmont: Go already! There's no time for chitchat.
    Genya Arikado: Right.
    <Arikado leaves>
    Julius Belmont: Soma? Growing old is a horrible thing.
    Soma Cruz: Just relax. Don't worry. We'll take it from here.
    Julius Belmont: All right. I'm counting on you. Don't let me down, kid.
    -----------------------Confronting Dmitrii at The Abyss-----------------------
    Soma Cruz: !!
    Genya Arikado: Soma?
    Soma Cruz: What happened?!
    Dmitrii Blinov: He arrived too late, quite simply.
    <Camera shows Dmitrii>
    Genya Arikado: He gained dominance over a calamitous demon. I tried to prevent
                   the summoning ritual from happening, but...
    Dmitrii Blinov: Your dark power failed to overcome the power I gained from the
    Soma Cruz: Sacrifice?
    <camera shows Celia crucified>
    Soma Cruz: C-Celia!
    Dmitrii Blinov: Such an unseemly sight. Be gone.
    <Dmitrii destroys the "cross" and her with it>
    Soma Cruz: You killed your own ally?
    Dmitrii Blinov: She had always dreamed of seeing the dark lord. She served me
                    to the end in my becoming. She should feel honored. Not only
                    that, she even helped me take care of that pesky Arikado.
    Soma Cruz: ?!
    <Soma turns toward Arikado>
    Genya Arikado: He's right. His sacrifice reversed the flow of my dark power.
    Dmitrii Blinov: The stage is now set. We shall see whose power of dominance
    <Dmitrii begins to become "unstable">
    Soma Cruz: Wh-What?
    Dmitrii Blinov: Th-This cannot be... My dominance should be complete!
    Genya Arikado: So that's what's happening...
    Soma Cruz: Arikado, what's going on?
    Genya Arikado: The power of dominance isn't easily contained. He isn't like
                   you. His soul can't withstand a power that intense.
    Dmitrii Blinov: Liar!! I've heard enough from you!
    <Dmitrii casts Arikado out of the Abyss>
    Genya Arikado: Gwoh!
    Soma Cruz: Arikado!
    Dmitrii Blinov: I am the chosen one! I am the dark lord!
                    I shall not succumb to the power! Wroooooooaaaah!
    <Dmitrii starts to get worse>
    Soma Cruz: It's useless. You can't control it.
    Dmitrii Blinov: Gwroaaah!
    <Dmitrii falls to the ground. Menace starts to rip from out of him>
    <Menace appears>
    Soma Cruz: The demons under his dominance... They fused as one?
               Letting this out would be a disaster...
               It must end here!
    <after the battle>
    <a whole bunch of dark souls absorb into Soma. Screen shows Dmitrii>
    Soma Cruz: I...
    <Screen shows Menace>
    Soma Cruz: I...
    <Screen shows Mina>
    Soma Cruz: Stop!
    <All the dark souls are released from Soma. The castle starts to crumble>
    Genya Arikado: What are you doing? This place won't hold. We have to get out.
    <They make it outside. The castle crumbles in the background>
    Genya Arikado: It's finally over. We're finished here. Let's go.
    <Arikado starts to leave>
    Soma Cruz: ...
    Genya Arikado: Soma, what's wrong?
    Soma Cruz: Tell me. Just what is the dark lord?
    Genya Arikado: What Celia told you wasn't necessarily wrong.
                   The dark lord is the entity opposite to god.
    <Soma turns toward Arikado>
    Soma Cruz: Then that means there will always be a need for a dark lord.
               All because I ducked out from becoming the next in line!
    Genya Arikado: Don't misconstrue me! Perhaps there is a need for the dark
                   lord... But there is no reason at all for you to become the
                   dark lord.
    Soma Cruz: But if it weren't for me, none of this would have happened!
    Genya Arikado: You're neither a god nor a demon.
                   You're only human.
                   You have no chance at ever achieving perfection.
                   Or are you saying you want to be the dark lord?
    Soma Cruz: No... Of course not.
    Genya Arikado: Then stay true to that. Look.
    <Camera shows Yoko, Julius, and Hammer>
    Genya Arikado: There are people waiting for you. Don't break their hearts.
    Soma Cruz: Everyone...
    Julius Belmont: You kept your promise.
    Yoko Belnades: Welcome back, Soma.
    Hammer: Looks like you're all done! Your face says it all.
    Soma Cruz: Arikado... You're right...
    <Mina arrives>
    Soma Cruz: Mina! What are you doing here?
    <Soma approaches Mina>
    Mina Hakuba: What do you mean?
    <Mina places her hands on her chest>
    Mina Hakuba: I was so worried...
    Soma Cruz: Oh, Mina, I'm sorry. Don't cry.
    <Mina puts her hands back down>
    Mina Hakuba: Gotcha! Welcome back, Soma.
    Julius Belmont: Poor Soma. She'll have you wrapped around her finger.
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, without a doubt.
    Hammer: I'd like to be wrapped around Yoko's finger...
    Soma Cruz: Wh-What are you saying? We're not like that!
    <Yoko, Julius, and Hammer laugh. Mina looks at them, upset>
    Mina Hakuba: Th-That's right!
    Julius Belmont: No need to be bashful, you two.
    <Camera pans to only show Arikado>
    Genya Arikado: If the world needs a dark lord, it will emerge. Even if it's
                   not you, Soma...
    <Credits roll.  Ending 3>
                                   IV. Julius Mode
    This is the text relating to Julius Mode.
    ------------------------------Meeting with Yoko-------------------------------
    Julius Belmont: Yoko?
    Yoko Belnades: Julius! How rude of you to just run off without saying a word
                   to me!
    Julius Belmont: Sorry, but this is my duty. I belong to the Belmont clan,
                    after all.
    Yoko Belnades: Well, isn't that rather insulting? We Belnades have fought
                   alongside the Belmonts to defeat Dracula.
    Julius Belmont: That's true, but...
    Yoko Belnades: You don't have to bear the grief alone. People support each
                   other. I wish you would at least trust me a little more.
    Julius Belmont: You're right. I'm sorry. I do have faith in you.
    Yoko Belnades: And me in you.
    -----------------------------Meeting with Alucard-----------------------------
    Genya Arikado: You're late, Julius.
    Julius Belmont: Arikado? Or should it be Alucard?
    Alucard: That doesn't matter. I had to transform to draw out my full power.
    Julius Belmont: He's grown so powerful that you have to go that far?
    Alucard: Yes. Failure isn't an option. I need your help.
    Julius Belmont: That's why I came. You have my trust.
    --------------------------------Fighting Soma---------------------------------
    <as Julius>
    Julius Belmont: Soma... It's time I fulfilled my promise to you.
    <as Yoko>
    Yoko Belnades: I'm sorry, Soma. I will free you from your torment.
    <as Alucard>
    Alucard: Soma...
             I never wanted it to end this way...
             But I can't allow you to wreak havoc anymore...
                                     V. Shop Text
    This is the the various pieces of dialogue that's semi-randomly chosen
    whenever you talk to Yoko or Hammer.  The text here is still a bit cluttered,
    because I have yet to think of a good way to organize it all.  Also, gives the
    randomness of the text, there might be a couple of pieces of text that were
    cut. If you see anything that you know never shows up in the game, please
    email me and I'll fix it.
    ------------------------------Chatting with Yoko------------------------------
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma. How are things going?
    Soma Cruz: I think it's going okay.
    Soma Cruz: I think I'm only getting started.
    Soma Cruz: I think I need to buckle down for the last dash.
    Yoko Belnades: I guess you're trying hard. So, how may I help you?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, Soma.
                   I've got word from Julius. Would you like to hear it?
    Soma Cruz: Of course.
    Yoko Belnades: Let's see...
    Yoko Belnades: There is a room in which time has stopped. Something may happen
                   if you use magic to affect the flow of time.
    Yoko Belnades: There are some switches that only respond to hammers.
                   Unfortunately, Julius doesn't know why they were made.
    Yoko Belnades: You can get through tight spaces if you could switch places
                   with a small object. With your abilities, Soma, there may be a
                   way to do that.
    Yoko Belnades: There appear to be monsters that can slip in and out of
                   mirrors. I wonder what you would be able to do if you were to
                   dominate their souls...
    Yoko Belnades: There are rooms with panels that can be moved around like a
                   picture puzzle. There are also controls for sliding the panels
                   to make a picture. I think some rooms can't be entered unless
                   the puzzles are solved.
    Yoko Belnades: There are walls that only react to certain kinds of spells.
                   Since you have the power of dominance, you should try various
                   spells on them. Watch the walls closely. You should be able to
                   see what needs to be done.
    Soma Cruz: I see.
    Yoko Belnades: That's what Julius had to report. Anything else today?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, do you still need me?
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma. What would you like today?
    Yoko Belnades: Soma, please don't do anything reckless.
    Yoko Belnades: Welcome back, Soma. What would you like today?
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma.
    Soma Cruz: Do you know anything about a man named Dario?
    Yoko Belnades: Dario Bossi. He has the ability to create fires.
                   He's been implicated in countless inexplicable fires.
                   He's a wicked criminal who's wanted all around the globe.
    Soma Cruz: I see.
    Yoko Belnades: That's all I know. Do you need anything else?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, welcome.
                   By the way, how do you think Mina's doing? I bet she's worried.
    Soma Cruz: I know.
    Yoko Belnades: With a boyfriend like you, it can't be easy for her.
    Soma Cruz: B-Boyfriend? We're not...!
    Yoko Belnades: No need to be so bashful. You're so easy to tease, you know
    Soma Cruz: ...
    Yoko Belnades: So, what'll it be today?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, Soma.
                   I've got word from Arikado. Would you like to hear it?
    Soma Cruz: Of course.
    Yoko Belnades: Let's see... By equipping the talisman, it should suppress the
                   darkness in your soul. You, of all people, should especially be
                   aware of this.
    Soma Cruz: I see.
    Yoko Belnades: That's what Arikado had to report. Anything else today?
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma.
    Soma Cruz: What do you know about a man named Dmitrii?
    Yoko Belnades: That must be Dmitrii Blinov. Actually, I don't know much about
                   him. Apparently, people call him Dmitrii the Mirror.
    Soma Cruz: Mirror...
    Yoko Belnades: He always lurks behind the scenes and never comes out in the
    Soma Cruz: I see.
    Yoko Belnades: That's all I have. Do you need anything else?
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma. Is it true that your power of dominance was copied?
    Soma Cruz: It's true.
               Dmitrii was alive inside me.
               And there, he directly copied my power.
    Yoko Belnades: I didn't know that was possible...
    Soma Cruz: I have to eliminate his power myself.
    Yoko Belnades: I see. I can understand how you feel. If there's something I
                   can do to help you, please tell me.
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma. Do you know about a monster that can instantly switch
                   between two weapons?
    Soma Cruz: No, I don't.
    Yoko Belnades: I think the monster's name was Doppelganger. If you dominate
                   that monster's soul, it could help you in fights. You would be
                   able to switch between two weapons to suit the situation.
    Soma Cruz: Yeah, that sure would be helpful.
    Yoko Belnades: So, how may I help you today?
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma. What's wrong?
                   You look unhappy.
    Soma Cruz: Both the dark lord's candidates are gone. But Celia's not done.
    Yoko Belnades: She's still planning something? That does sound ominous.
    Soma Cruz: Yeah... But I'm gonna see her like she wanted.
               If I don't, I won't know what she's scheming.
    Yoko Belnades: That's true. But you be careful, you hear?
    Soma Cruz: Thanks, Yoko.
    Yoko Belnades: So, how may I help you today?
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma.
    Soma Cruz: What can you tell me about that Celia woman?
    Yoko Belnades: All I know is that she's the priestess of this cult. And the
                   fact that she has the ability to open gates to the dark side.
    Soma Cruz: What can she do by opening those gates?
    Yoko Belnades: Mainly summon monsters and demons. She also creates zones that
                   that draw energy from the dark side. You'll need magic seals to
                   close those gates.
    Soma Cruz: I see.
    Yoko Belnades: May I help you with anything else?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, hi, Soma. Are you getting homesick?
    Soma Cruz: No. Not especially. Why do you ask?
    Yoko Belnades: It's no use to lie. You haven't seen Mina in a long time.
                   I bet you really want to see her badly.
    Soma Cruz: Wh-What are you saying? This isn't the time for that sort of thing.
    Yoko Belnades: I knew you'd get all adamant about this. I hit the bull's eye.
    Soma Cruz: ...
    Yoko Belnades: Ahahaha. But you wouldn't fight for Mina unless you felt that
                   strongly. It makes me feel a little envious, even. So, how can
                   I help you today?
    Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma. I heard. You defeated Dmitrii?
    Soma Cruz: Yes, but it was weird.
    Yoko Belnades: What was?
    Soma Cruz: I didn't finish him. But he died anyway.
    Yoko Belnades: Can you tell me in detail?
    Soma Cruz: Well, I...
               (I explained what had happened in my battle with Dmitrii.)
    Yoko Belnades: Hmm... That does sound peculiar. Given the situation, suicide
                   sounds unlikely... What worries me more is that thing that
                   entered your body. When this is all over, we should investigate
                   it at the Church.
    Soma Cruz: Yeah...
    Yoko Belnades: So, how may I serve you today?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, Soma? Am I glad to see you!
    Soma Cruz: Glad?
    Yoko Belnades: What was that man's name? Hammer?
    Soma Cruz: Did he try something funny?
    Yoko Belnades: I often notice him glaring at me.
    Soma Cruz: (I don't think he's glaring, but...)
    Yoko Belnades: Since he is a neighbor, I usually give him a smile, but he
                   always looks away. Did I do something to upset him?
    Soma Cruz: No, you're imagining it. He just looks rough, so it looks like he's
               glaring. I'll ask him about it the next time I have the chance.
    Yoko Belnades: You will? Thank you. How may I help you today?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, hi, Soma. I've been meaning to ask you this, but...
    Soma Cruz: What is it?
    Yoko Belnades: How far have you gone with Mina?
    Soma Cruz: Wh-What, what are you talking about now?!
    Yoko Belnades: Well, Mina's like a little sister to me. So it makes me wonder.
    Soma Cruz: Well, then ask her yourself, as if you were her older sister. And
               rather than worrying about others, why not worry about yourself?
    Yoko Belnades: Ouch! That one stung a little. But you're right. In this line
                   of work, I don't get to meet too many... Wait, this isn't about
    Soma Cruz: That's why you shouldn't pry, right?
    Yoko Belnades: Y-You're right. I guess I have too much time on my hands.
                   So, how may I serve you?
    Yoko Belnades: Welcome, Soma.
                   By the way, it appears as if Arikado came, too.
    Soma Cruz: Yeah, he said he's here to keep an eye on me.
    Yoko Belnades: I thought he was supposed to be guarding Mina.
    Soma Cruz: That's what I thought, too. That's why I came here feeling
    Yoko Belnades: Well, since it is him, I doubt that there would be any
                   problems. But his being here must mean this situation is very
    Soma Cruz: He lectured me to behave.
    Yoko Belnades: I don't blame him. I would rather see you go home, too.
    Soma Cruz: But I...
    Yoko Belnades: I understand that.
                   But it's not a bad thing to rely on the help of others.
                   Don't try to carry the burden yourself. That's why we're here.
    Soma Cruz: ... Thank you.
    Yoko Belnades: So, how may I serve you today?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, hello. Can I ask you something?
    Soma Cruz: What is it?
    Yoko Belnades: It's about Julius. Do you think he considers me to be just a
    Soma Cruz: I... I don't think he thinks that.
    Yoko Belnades: Soma, you saw him. At the drawbridge, he left without a word
                   from me. He also said the monsters inside were tough, so I
                   offered to help. And do you know what? He turned me down as if
                   I were a child!!
    Soma Cruz: Whoa, calm down.
    Yoko Belnades: What? Are you on Julius' side, too, Soma?
    Soma Cruz: No, that's not it. I'm sure that Julius is just worried about you.
    Yoko Belnades: But I can fight, too. There's no need for him to worry about
    Soma Cruz: Yoko, you just don't understand how a guy thinks.
               He just cares about you and doesn't want to see you get hurt.
               That would be ten times worse than getting hurt himself.
    Yoko Belnades: But...
    Soma Cruz: You have to try to understand for his sake...
               If I were in Julius's spot, I think I'd say the same thing.
    Yoko Belnades: Really? Well, I guess I can see that...
                   But waiting around all the time isn't much fun.
                   When you get home, make sure you treat Mina right.
    Soma Cruz: Yeah, I know...
    Yoko Belnades: I'm glad I have someone to confide in. So, how may I help you?
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, hi, Soma.
    Soma Cruz: You're going to act as Julius's contact here?
    Yoko Belnades: Yes. There was no one living here, so I thought it'd be okay.
                   Oh, that rough-looking guy's right across from me. What was his
                   name again?
    Soma Cruz: Hammer?
    Yoko Belnades: Yes, that's it. What is he doing here?
    Soma Cruz: He came to help me.
    Yoko Belnades: Honestly, you didn't ask him to come, did you, Soma?
    Soma Cruz: Of course I didn't.
    Yoko Belnades: I'm sure you wouldn't. But it's too dangerous for him to be
                   here. Can't you tell him to leave, Soma?
    Soma Cruz: I told him already. He wouldn't budge.
               Besides, it's hopeless now.
               Especially after someone who's not supposed to be here showed up.
    Yoko Belnades: Huh?
                   Well, if he wouldn't listen to you, I suppose it is hopeless.
                   By the way, I gained a new ability.
    Soma Cruz: A new ability? What?
    Yoko Belnades: So, the power of dominance lets you control the souls of
                   monsters, right?
    Soma Cruz: Right.
    Yoko Belnades: So I thought I could use magic to draw the monster souls out
                   and use them.
    Soma Cruz: You mean release the souls?
    Yoko Belnades: Something like that. Of course, I would need your cooperation,
                   Soma. And it's not something that's easy to do.
    Soma Cruz: So how do you plan to use these freed souls?
    Yoko Belnades: Well, I can fuse the freed souls with a weapon, thus creating a
                   new weapon. The souls you use will be lost, though.
    Soma Cruz: Can you even do that?
    Yoko Belnades: That's rather rude of you to ask! I may not look the part, but
                   I am considered an exceptional spell caster. Just tell me if
                   you need something. I'll prove it to you.
    Soma Cruz: Okay, then.
    Yoko Belnades: Oh, and by applying my ability, I may be able to reduce the
                   souls used. I'm not sure if you'll need it, but just keep that
                   in mind.
    Soma Cruz: Got it.
    Yoko Belnades: So, may I help you with anything today?
    -----------------------------Chatting with Hammer-----------------------------
    Hammer: Hey, Soma! Listen to this.
    Hammer: Today, you know, Yoko and me, our eyes met.
    Hammer: Yoko flashed a smile at me. That lady's in love with me, I tell ya.
    Hammer: A few days ago, Yoko waved hi to me.
    Soma Cruz: Aha. Good for you...
    Hammer: I'm on a roll here! Everything's on special today.
    Hammer: Oh, man...
    Soma Cruz: What's the matter? You look depressed.
    Hammer: Well, see...
    Hammer: I get this feeling that Yoko's avoiding me...
    Hammer: I think Yoko's been kinda cold to me lately...
    Hammer: I haven't seen Yoko today. Did I do somethin' to upset her?
    Soma Cruz: Uh, you must be imagining it. I'm sure...
    Hammer: Yeah, you're right. That's gotta be it. It's all in my mind.
            I'm feelin' better already! So, onto business.
    Hammer: Hey, did ya forget somethin'?
    Hammer: Hey, welcome. I got some new stuff in.
    Hammer: Hey, welcome. I got some good stuff in.
    Hammer: Hey, thanks for stoppin' by!
            Ever wonder how Mina's doin'?
            I bet you wanna see her, huh?
    Soma Cruz: Uh... Yeah.
    Hammer: Gahahah! Stop blushin', ya baby! So, what'll it be today?
    Hammer: Soma? When we get out of this, we should throw a party. You bring
            Mina, okay?
    Soma Cruz: What? A party?
    Hammer: Yeah, and you know, you can invite Yoko, too. So you can be with Mina.
            And I...
    Soma Cruz: Quit daydreaming and get back to work.
    Hammer: Yeah, yeah.
            You have no sense for romance at all...
    Soma Cruz: ...
    Hammer: Hey, Soma.
    Soma Cruz: Yeah?
    Hammer: That old guy. What's his name? You know...
    Soma Cruz: You mean Julius?
    Hammer: Yeah, yeah, Julius. He seems to come around to see Yoko a lot.
            Do you think...?
    Soma Cruz: Of course he comes around. Yoko is Julius's contact.
    Hammer: Uh... You're right! I'm letting my mind get the better of me.
            Man, gotta snap out of it! Anyway, how can I help ya today?
    Hammer: Soma. Did that guy come by?
    Soma Cruz: What guy?
    Hammer: You know. That Arikado guy.
    Soma Cruz: Oh, yeah. He's supposed to be keeping me under watch.
    Hammer: You don't have it so easy, do you? But, eh, onto bigger things. I
            trust Yoko and all, but that "pretty boy," Arikado. You think she
            likes him?
    Soma Cruz: Yes, but Arikado doesn't seem to be interested in anyone.
    Hammer: Yeah, that's true.
    Hammer: You have to love and be loved in return, huh...
    Hammer: Eh, enough of that! Let's talk business.
    Hammer: Hey, Soma...
    Soma Cruz: What's wrong?
    Hammer: I can kinda understand, but...don't you think it's a little too
    Soma Cruz: What is?
    Hammer: Julius. You know, how often he comes to see Yoko.
    Soma Cruz: It's their job. They have to keep in touch.
    Hammer: Well, I get that, but... A little age gap doesn't get in the way of
    Soma Cruz: You're imagining things.
               Yoko said that Julius is just a business partner.
               (She didn't really, but...)
    Hammer: Yeah, yeah, I get it. That's okay, then. Anyway, how can I help ya
    Hammer: Hey, Soma. Y-Y-Yoko!
    Soma Cruz: What? Is something wrong with Yoko?
    Hammer: R-Right in front of my shop!
    Soma Cruz: Yeah, Yoko's waiting to hear back from Julius.
    Hammer: Hah? You knew she was here and didn't tell me?
    Soma Cruz: Yeah.
    Hammer: Well, what's wrong with ya, pal?!
    Soma Cruz: I was about to tell you, but...
    Hammer: Hmph. Well, anyway.
            This brings the two of us a lot closer, heheh.
    Soma Cruz: (As if you have a chance...)
    Hammer: Huh? Did ya say somethin'?
    Soma Cruz: Uh, no. Oh, yeah. Anything new on sale?
    Hammer: Oh. Well, let's take a look.
    Hammer: Hey, welcome. So whadaya think? Not a bad shop, hey?
    Soma Cruz: Of all the weirdest places to set up a shop...
    Hammer: Have a look around and don't be so cheap!
    Soma Cruz: ??
    Hammer: Yoko's in the area. I saw her earlier. She must've come after me.
    Soma Cruz: That's not it.
    Hammer: Geez! You sure are quick to put a man down, aren't ya?
    Soma Cruz: She's here to investigate this cult, she said.
    Hammer: Well, whatever the case, I can tell you I'm a lot more motivated this
    Soma Cruz: (Didn't you come to back me up?)
    Hammer: Anyway, look around and buy somethin' already!
    Hammer: Soma? You came at the right time.
    Soma Cruz: ?
    Hammer: I just got a new magazine in today, "UMA News." It's about real
            monsters. I think it's got news about this area, too. It's gotta be
    Soma Cruz: I'll buy it if I feel like it.
    Hammer: Hey, but watch out. Don't you dare read it in my shop. These things
            sell info. If you look at it for free, it's the same as stealing.
    Soma Cruz: I know that.
    Hammer: Okay, as long as you get that through your head. It's released every
            so often, so check in to see if a new issue's arrived.
    Soma Cruz: Okay.
    Hammer: So, wanna buy it now?
                                     VI. Library
    Of course this is all the Library entries found in the game.  Yes I know that
    a guide like this already exists, and no I didn't copy from it at all. I only
    used it for reference when I was separating all the text from the original
    dump (see Thanks section)
    Dracula Vlad Tepes
    The vampire once feared as the dark lord. Resurrected many times, he waged a
    long and brutal war against the Belmont clan. In 1999, he was finally defeated
    for good, thus putting an end to his legacy as the dark lord.
    Soma Cruz
    The rebirth of Dracula, he has the ability to dominate the souls of monsters
    and use their powers as his own. A year ago, he learned that he was destined
    to become the dark lord. However, he overcame the chaos that raged within and
    escaped that fate.
    Mina Hakuba
    Soma's lifelong friend and the sole daughter of the Hakuba Shrine's priest. A
    year earlier, she and Soma had gotten trapped within Dracula's Castle, which
    in turn was sealed within a solar eclipse. While she has no special abilities,
    she is most trusted by Soma.
    Julius Belmont
    A descendant of a clan of vampire hunters, he wields a generations-old whip
    named "Vampire Killer." He lost his memory when he defeated Dracula in 1999,
    and only regained it during last year's incident. He now assists the Church in
    their undertakings.
    Genya Arikado
    A member of a top-secret Japanese government agency. Shrouded in mystery, his
    true identity is known but to a handful of people. Although he is strikingly
    beautiful, his cold and detached demeanor makes him difficult to approach.
    Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes
    The son of Dracula and Genya Arikado's identity. He took to sleep in 1476
    after defeating his own father and awakened in 1797 to aid the Belmonts. He
    has sealed his own power to prevent Dracula's return. He hopes to stop Soma,
    who has Dracula's soul, from becoming the dark lord.
    Yoko Belnades
    A witch belonging to the Church and an expert at secretly disposing dark
    beings that threaten humans. She is a descendant of a clan that helped defeat
    Dracula in 1476. She is friendly and nosy. Long acquainted with the Hakubas,
    she is like an older sister to Mina.
    Now a merchant, he retired from the military because of last year's incident.
    While he looks rough and resolute, he is actually aimless and irresponsible.
    He acts as an information broker through his shady business connections. He is
    hopelessly in love with Yoko.
    ------------------------------The Battle of 1999------------------------------
    The battle that permanently destroyed Dracula. Nostradamus's prediction of the
    King of Terror was for Dracula's resurrection. However, the priest of the
    Hakuba Shrine sealed his castle within a solar eclipse, cutting Dracula's soul
    from his power and thus freeing it from the chains of destiny.
    -----------------------------------The Cult-----------------------------------
    A religious cult headed by the priest Celia Fortner. Its formal name is
    "With Light." It preaches that for God to be absolute good, there must be a
    being of absolute darkness. Rather than revering a dark lord, it believes in
    its presence, and reveres God out of fear of the dark lord.
    ---------------------------------Chrono Mage----------------------------------
    A monster that lurked within Dracula's Castle when it was sealed inside the
    solar eclipse last year. Possessing the ability to control time, it had tried
    to impede Soma's progress. It is close friends with Zephyr.
    Graham Jones
    A man who was convinced he was Dracula's heir. He was born at the same exact
    time as Dracula's downfall in 1999. He was defeated by Soma in Dracula's
    Castle last year. It was his failed attempt, however, that gave Celia the idea
    of creating a new dark lord.
    ----------------------------The Power of Dominance----------------------------
    Soma Cruz's ability which lets him absorb the souls of monsters he has
    defeated and use their powers as his own. The so-called Tactical Souls come in
    four types: Ability, Bullet, Guardian, and Enchant, each with different
    --------------------------The Dark Lord's Candidates--------------------------
    Humans who were born at the same time as Dracula's downfall. Imbued with a
    powerful, dark energy released by Dracula upon his death, they possess
    supernatural abilities. For that reason, they are often feared and loathed by
    ordinary people.
    ------------------------------Last Year's Battle------------------------------
    As had been predicted, in 2035, Dracula's Castle emerged from a solar eclipse
    in Japan. Its dark appeal lured humans to serve as its keeper. Soma defeated
    Graham Jones, who had believed himself to be the Castle's heir, but then
    realized he himself was the heir. He was saved only by his friends' efforts.
    ---------------------------------Bullet Souls---------------------------------
    A type of Tactical Soul that is red in color. Use magic power to execute
    projectile-type spells. These spells are most effective against monsters that
    are tough to beat with weapons. Press (^) on the +Control Pad and the (Y) to
    execute the selected spell.
    --------------------------------Guardian Souls--------------------------------
    A type of Tactical Soul that is blue in color. They contain spells that
    steadily consume magic power while in effect. There are two kinds, those that
    go into effect while the (R) is pressed, and those that are switched on and
    off using the (R).
    --------------------------------Enchant Souls---------------------------------
    A type of Tactical Soul that is yellow in color. They contain spells that come
    into effect while they are equipped. They do not require magic power--they
    only need to be equipped to work. They are primarily used as status boosters
    rather than providing attack skills.
    --------------------------------Ability Souls---------------------------------
    A type of Tactical Soul that is silver in color. They take effect just by
    having them in possession, and do not consume magic power. Many of them are
    for aiding movement, such as the Back Dash. Some are triggered using the (L).
    -----------------------------Doppelganger (Soul)------------------------------
    An Ability-type soul that enables the switching of two kinds of equipment by
    pressing the (X). The two pieces of equipment are identified as "A" and "B" on
    the gauge at the top of the screen. By respectively assigning equipment for
    movement and fighting, progress can be made more smoothly.
    A monster that cleverly mimics people to strike down unsuspecting victims.
    Celia used this monster to create a fake Mina in an effort to awaken the dark
    lord within Soma. Her treachery was thwarted, albeit just barely, by the quick
    actions of Arikado.
    --------------------------------Vampire Killer--------------------------------
    A whip that destroys all that is associated with the dark creatures of the
    night. As a result of an ancient blood pact, it can only be used by a Belmont.
    Its power was temporarily weakened last year when Soma broke free of his
    destiny as the dark lord. However, its potent power has not been entirely
    -------------------------------Dracula's Castle-------------------------------
    The symbol of Dracula's dark power, its appearance coincides with Dracula's
    resurrection. The priest of the Hakuba Shrine had sealed it in a solar eclipse
    in 1999. Then, during the solar eclipse of 2035, it sought a new master, but
    failed. Now, its dark power awaits the rise of a new dark lord...
                                   VII. Hidden Text
    These are pieces of text that never made it into the final version of the
    game, but were left in the ROM anyway. I have put in my own commentary on what
    the text means.
    ---------------------------Yoko and the Piano room----------------------------
    Yoko Belnades: He says that keyboards let you find hidden objects by playing
                   notes in sequence. He didn't say what the patterns were,
    Bmecoli: This is obviously a hint for what the piano was originally planned
    for. Whether or not you can still get those items still remains a mystery
    (still very unlikely though, so don't get your hopes up).
    ------------------------Hammer playable in Julius mode------------------------
    Julius Belmont: You. Why are you here?
    Hammer: Why? I'm here for Soma! My man's in trouble, I tell ya!
    Julius Belmont: But it's of no concern to you.
    Hammer: Heck yeah, it is!
            Soma's my pal, after all. Laying his life on the line for a pal...
            That's what a man does.
    Julius Belmont: Wrong.
                    An ordinary human is no match for a foe like this.
                    Being a man has nothing to do with it.
    Hammer: Hey, bud, I served in the military! I know weapons a whole lot better
            than you! And I'd like to think I've got enough sense to retreat if it
            gets too crazy.
    Julius Belmont: Fine, then. But if you ever fear for your life, get out
                    immediately, understood?
    Hammer: Loud and clear. You have my word.
    Hammer: Soma!! What's the matter, huh? Snap out of it!
    Soma Cruz: ...
    Hammer: Damn it!
    Bmecoli: At one point during development, they were planning on adding Hammer
    as one of the playable characters from Julius mode.  The first section of text
    would more than likely be Julius finding Hammer (at the shop?) and afterwards
    he would join you.  The second section of text is of course what Hammer
    would've said when he confronted Soma (which is quite amusing in my opinion). 
    Unfortunately, they never got much farther than the text.  Sprite dumping
    shows that there are no battle sprites for Hammer. In other words, even
    though the text is there, there will never be a way for Hammer to be playable
    in this game.
                                  VIII. System Text
    Here are the pieces of text that don't really fit anywhere else. Stuff like
    menu strings, error messages, dialogs asking you if you want to save, shop
    menu dialog, just general game stuff. It's messy and unorganized, I know. I'll
    probably get a few complaints about it, haha. Enjoy.
    <misc small stuff (seperated by commas)>
    +, :, MP, HP, No, ???, EXP, LV., STR, ???, NO., DEF, USE, CON, ---, ???, Yes,
    Jump, STONE, CURSE, Enemy, Equip, Sell?, POISON, NORMAL, RARITY, Config,
    STATUS, Attack, Español, English, Suspend, Default, Deutsch, Library, Ability,
    Français, Italiano, Super Attack
    <the rest of the messages>
    Use Item
    Game Over
    Start game.
    Save failed.
    <equipment> was crafted!
    Is this okay?
    Sending soul.
    Resume a game.
    Save the game?
    Free the soul?
    Choose course.
    Copy saved data.
    Delete all data?
    Leaving already?
    Change Equipment
    Delete this data?
    Delete saved data.
    Starts a new game.
    Release this soul?
    Interrupt the game?
    Overwrite the file?
    Quit Wireless Mode?
    Data has been saved.
    Please wait briefly.
    Adjust MUSIC volume.
    Adjust VOICE volume.
    Data has been saved.
    Check and/or use items.
    Proceed with synthesis?
    Change button settings.
    This data will be copied.
    All data has been erased.
    Select data to be deleted.
    Wireless connection error.
    Would you like to practice?
    What? You're goin' already?
    Select the difficulty level.
    The soul trade is completed.
    Adjust SOUND EFFECTS volume.
    Practice drawing Magic Seals.
    SOUND MODE has been unlocked!
    Check terms used in the story.
    Trade souls via Wireless Mode?
    JULIUS MODE has been unlocked!
    Checking wireless connection...
    Play VS Mode via Wireless Mode?
    Choose the monster to be viewed.
    JULIUS MODE has been unlocked!
    Buttons will be reset to default.
    I'll pay top cash for good stuff.
    Defeat all monsters in all rooms.
    Defeat all monsters in this room.
    BOSS RUSH MODE has been unlocked!
    The game can't be interrupted now.
    Select the save data to be played.
    Select the save data to be copied.
    Would you like to keep practicing?
    Switch Ability-type Tactical Souls.
    Magic Seals can't be practiced now.
    Exit the button configuration menu.
    Choose the topic you'd like to see.
    Where should this data be copied to?
    Some button settings are doubled up.
    It is sealed. A Magic Seal is needed.
    Choose the Magic Seal to be practiced.
    The wireless connection has been lost.
    The button settings can't be finalized.
    You buyin'? I'll cut ya some bargains.
    There is already another suspended file.
    The button configuration can be changed.
    Examine monsters that have been defeated.
    Switch equipped souls, weapons, armor, etc.
    Save data is corrupted. Data has been deleted.
    Interrupt the game and create a Suspended file.
    Craft a new weapon by fusing a soul with a weapon.
    Input data on the Touch Screen. Press the (A) to go back.
    Use Bullet-type souls while executing standard attacks.
    Choose the soul to be freed. ((L) or (R) to switch soul type.)
    Select the soul to be traded. ((L) or (R) to switch soul type.)
    Save Room Press (^) in front of the statue to save the game.
    Saving...Do not remove the Game Card or turn off the power.
    Choose the weapon to be fused. ((L) or (R) to switch weapon type.)
    Resume an interrupted game. (The suspended file will be deleted.)
    Bullet-type Tactical Soul Press (^) + (Y) to use. Consumes MP on use.
    Data loading failed. Please turn power off and reinsert the Game Card.
    Guardian-type Tactical Soul Press (R) to use. Consumes MP while in effect.
    Warp Room Press (^) in front of the device to activate the warp function.
    Enchant-type Tactical Soul Takes effect when equipped. Does not consume MP.
    Transfer items and souls to start a new game on save file 1 (some exceptions).
    Transfer items and souls to start a new game on save file 2 (some exceptions).
    Transfer items and souls to start a new game on save file 3 (some exceptions).
    Ability-type Tactical Soul Takes effect automatically. (Does not require
    Switch souls and equipment using the (X). Two sets of equipment may be set
    using the Menu's EQUIP.
                                       IX. FAQ
    Q. Why did you decide to do this?
    A. I thought that since some other RPGs have scripts I thought that Dawn of
    Sorrow deserved one since I wanted to make a guide while finding anything
    secret in the game, so now it's here :)
    Q. Did you go through the game and type it all yourself?
    A. Hehe, no.  I went through the ROM file and dumped the text out. Then,
    I had to separate all of the text into sections to make it easier to work
    with. After that I organized it into a more logical format.  I also added
    "action scripts" so that the plot is easier to follow.
    Q. How did you find the text? 
    A. I did some simple text searching at first and I found it. Even though the 
    text isn't stored in ASCII, the lower case letters in the game are stored in
    the exact same location as upper case ASCII.
    Q. What tools did you use to dump the script?
    A. Translhextion.  Great hex editing/viewing program specially designed for
    rom hacking.  Oh yeah and metapad for editing.
    Q. I have a hex editor and when I look at the text in the file there's no
    character names or numbers and the punctuation is messed up.  What gives?
    A. You will need a table file and a hex editor that supports table files in
    order to view the text correctly.
    Q. Can you give me one?
    A. Reaper.man02@gmail.com
    Q. Hey, could you do <x game> for me?
    A. It depends on:
    1. If I've played it
    2. If I will ever play it
    3. If it can be easily done.
    If it's an RPG I've already played, then maybe.  If it's an RPG I haven't
    gotten to yet, then no.  Also if I can't figure out where/how the text is
    stored, then you're on your own. ;/
    Q. Could you teach me how to dump text from <x game>?
    A. I would, but there are so many text hacking docs out there right now I'd
    be wasting my time. Check romhacking.org, they have plenty of resources to
    Q. Hey! there's <insert spelling or grammar mistake> here in the script!
    A. And?  Please note I changed nothing in the script (except for added
    punctuation for readability). Any errors would be found in game. Go ahead, 
    look! :)
    Q. Hey! there's <insert spelling or grammar mistake> somewhere else!
    A. Alrighty, we'll fix it in the next release.
    Q. Hey, Yoko/Hammer never said that!
    A. Really? Let me know and I'll put it in the hidden text section.
    Q. What's the deal with all the unneeded actions.
    A. Eh, there are bytes in the dialogue that let the game know to stop
    displaying text and run a script (move a character, camera, etc) I made a note
    of this, and added a tag whenever it happened in the dump.  Then I played the
    game, filling in what happens.  If people complain, I'll remove them.
    Q. Your seal drawing tutorial is hard to follow, what gives?
    A. Hey I tried my best there, OK? If you can do better, email me with the
    revised version and I'll add it and give you credit.
    Q. You dick!  You stole this from my guide!
    A. No, I did not. Honest. I still might have used your guide for reference.
    See the thanks section for more info.
    Q. Hey wait a second! Some of this aren't questions, including this one!
    A. I know this, and I don't care. :)
    Q. I have another question/comment, would it be cool to email you?
    A. Absolutely!
    Q. You ****ing suck and I want to email you letting you know of your
    suckiness. Can I?
    A. Sure, go ahead.  I'm always looking forward to a good laugh. :)
    Q. Did you shamelessly cut and paste the FAQ from your BoF3 guide onto here,
    then edit it accordingly?
    A. XD
                                 X. Thanks/Disclaimer
    --------------------------------Special Thanks--------------------------------
    DavidK5: Thanks to you for giving me a backbone for this guide onward. If not
    for you, I probably wouldn't be writing guides, and if I did, they would look
    like crap.  You are an inspiration, and I am honored to have worked with you!
    Brian Bennewitz: For making Translhextion which I used to dump the text.
    Everyone on the Gamefaqs Castlevania: DoS forum for general support (too many
    to list really. You know who you are).
    UltimaterializerX, verschwinde03, and discoinferno84: For their guides that I
    used for reference.
    Konami/IGA: For making this killer game.
    <insert obligatory friends and family thanks here>
    And you, the reader: For taking the time to read the script that I worked so
    hard on.
    All script text is copyright 2005 Konami Co. Ltd. All other text copyright
    2006 bmecoli. This script is for reference only. Do not publish on another
    website without approval from the author.  Do not add any of the script in any
    sort of game (unless you want Konami and IGA to come after you)!
    You can contact me at Reaper.man02@gmail.com

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