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AAAAAAA AAA AAA AAA AAA AA AA LL EEEEE NN NN TTTTTTTT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA LL EE NN NN NN TT TT TT AA AA LL EEEEEE NN NN NN TT AA AA LL EE NN NNNN TT AA AA LLL EEEE NN NN TT AAA TT AAAA P R O J E C T ------------------------------------------ Homepage & HTML version : http://grandia.dreamcast-hq.net -- Text-only version v1.1 April 29th, 2000 -- ======================================================================= " Alent Project was born in 1998 from the association of passionate people who wanted to make one of the greatest games ever, Grandia, understandable by non-Japanese speakers. The Alent Project site (http://grandia.dreamcast-hq.net) has from then united all 3 of the available fan-translations of Grandia with the hope an official translation would come... which finally happened. As of october 1999, an english version of Grandia has finally been released. Even if we weren'table to translate all the game, we've made it to over 50% of the storyline conversations. 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Dropping me a line if you want to put this text on your page would be nice, though! ****** Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org ****** ================================= = = = C o n t e n t s = = = ================================= - Disclaimer - Contents - What's new - Chapter index - Translations - Full chapter index - Staff info & credits ------------------------ What's new ---------------------- Version 1.1 : Fixed a couple of typos and changed order of some things. ---------------- Translations available : -------------- First CD 1. Parm 2. Saruto Ruins 3. Parm 4. Reck Mines 5. Parm 6. The Ferry Boat 7. The Ghost ship 8. New Parm 9. Feena's house 10. New Parm, the Church 11. Domu Ruins 12. Herb Mountain 13. Garlysle Base 14. Ruku Village 15. Koujin Mountain 16. Ruku Village 18. The World's End 19. Hiryu Valley 20. Daito Village [J/E] 21. Mountain of Rain and Moon [J/E] 22. The Tower of Rain and Moon[J/E] 28. The Mysterious vanishing hill 30. Sea Dragon Boat Second CD 48. Military Fortress J [J/E] 49. Underground Ruins Railway [J/E] 50. Airship 51. Battlefield Camp 52. Jilpadon /Savannah /Ruzette 53. Military Fortress J 54. Jilpadon 55. Battlefield Camp/Savanna 56. Jilpadon Reunion 57. Holy Land of the Sacred Spirit 58. Military Fortress J 59. Kouyokujin Underground City 60. Gaia's core 61. Epilogue [J/E] means that both the Japanese text and its English translation are available. ======================= Translations ============================= ******************************************** * * * 01 Parm : The Adventure Begins... * * * ******************************************** INSIDE AN AIRSHIP OF THE GARLYSLE ARMY Baal Mmph...I must have dozed off...and I had that dream again...hurrying me. Myuren, what is our current position ? Myuren We have traveled at least halfway to our destination. You seem tired, Shogun Baal. Baal How many times must I tell you, Myuren ? When the troops aren't around you may call me "father". Myuren Is that what you wish ? But.. Leen is with us. Baal Ha, ha, ha... That sounds like something you would say. Leen is, needless to say, a highly important component in the implementation of our secret plan. You need not be afraid of her. Leen ................. Baal The total exploration of the Saruto Ruins is already nearly complete. However, I trust that your personal investigation will yield the greatest finds. Myuren and Leen .................. Myuren Since this is being handled by the elite western army, you should expect good results. P.A. System It is now 13:40 military time. We are currently passing through Parm airspace. ETA at our final destination is 15:30. Myuren Leen, open the window for our liege. Leen Yes, Commander Myuren. **** ON THE STREETS OF PARM Man HEY YOU !!! YOU LITTLE PUNK !!! So it's you again Justin ! I can't believe you're still bent on trying to steal from my storeroom ! Justin No, I'm not ! Listen to me ! Man I can see what you're doing ! You're destroying the place ! Justin No, I'm searching for treasure ! I just have to find some ! I'm an adventurer ! Man What the hell are you talking about ?! And just how do you expect to find treasure in all this junk ? (BONK !!!) Now for the last time, STAY OUTTA' HERE !! Sue Justiiiiiiin ! Hey, hey Justin. Are you okay ? That sounded kinda' painful Justin Oh, hey there Sue.... So you saw all of that, huh ? Well, don't worry about me. It'll take more than that to faze me, right ? Sue Yeah.... Did you find anything in the storeroom ? Justin Nope... he's right about one thing. There really is nothing but junk in there. How about you ? Sue Of course, I found something ! Ta-da ! Look at this ! The Armor of Legend. And I found it all by myself ! Pooy Pu ! Pu ! Pu ! Sue Oh yeah, Pooy helped too. Well, here you go, Justin ! The Armor of Legend. *** Received the dirty apron. Justin Alright, Sue ! Now we have one of the items. So all we need to do is find the Shield of Light, Helm of Courage, and the Sacred Soul Sword. Sue But if you don't find them before sundown, you lose ! That would be terrible ! I don't want to be Gantz's bride you know ! I can't believe you actually agreed to something like that Justin ! This whole thing is your responsibility ! Justin I know, I know. Alright, Gantz ! I'll show you ! Sue We're going too, Pooy ! Pooy Pu ! Pu ! Justin : We've found it, Gantz ! The first treasure! *** NEAR THE BRIDGE *** Talk to the boy, Gantz, at the center of the bridge. Gantz Hey there, Justin ! You took long enough ! Pretty shocking for a "world-class adventurer" ! Speaking of adventurers, did you know that"The World's End" has nearly been totally explored ? That means adventurers will soon be obsolete ! It's inevitable ! Justin What's "The World's End" ? Gantz What ?! You call yourself a world-class adventurer and you don't even know what "The World's End" is ? Well, sounds like you don't have much of a chance of finding all 4 treasures before sunset. And when you lose, I'll be Sue's master, and she'll be my bride ! Justin Hey, what're you talking about, Gantz ? Surely there's plenty of time to search after sunset. Oh yeah, take a look at this ! **** Justin shows the dirty apron to Gantz. Gantz ...heh ? The Armor of Legend, huh ? Justin He, he... Now how's that for starters ?! *** Talk to Gantz again. Gantz Hmmph, all you've got is the armor, big deal ! Now does Justin, the 3rd-rate adventurer, need a hint ?? *** 3 Choices 1) I'll find them without your help ! 2) Tell me about the Helm of Courage. 3) Ok, so what's your hint for the Shield of Light? **** Choose 1 Gantz ....What !? So think you can find em' without my help, eh ? Even if you could find those two, there is no way you'll find the Sacred Soul Sword ! *** Choose 2 Gantz The Helm of Courage, huh ? You'll find it in a place where you can hear the sound of rushing waters. Justin The sound of rushing waters... ? **** THE HELM OF COURAGE *** Walk alongside the dike that divides the city in half. You'll find a staircase going down to the river. If you're having a hard time finding it, just rotate the map. You can't miss it. Now walk towards the west and you'll see a sparkling item. Click on it. Sue Hey, Justin. Do you think this pot could be the Helm of Courage ? Justin Oh yeah, that's right Sue ! This is it ! He, he, he... just you wait, Gantz ! *** Received the used old pot. *** Go back to Gantz. Gantz Hey, Justin ! You've noticed the futility of your search, and have come back to grovel before me, right ? *** Justin shows Gantz the worn-out pot. Gantz Ehh !? Dang, the Helm of Courage ! Well, you've still got two more treasures left. For now, try finding the Shield of Light. You'll find it in a place you can hear seagulls calling. Sue Seagulls, huh ? *** THE SHIELD OF LIGHT *** Head to the harbor. Once there, walk forward then left. You should see a sparkling item near one of the walls. Sue Maybe... this saucepan lid could be the Shield of Light ! Justin ....huh ? Hey, that does look like a shield ! Let's get it ! Received the saucepan lid. *** Go back to Gantz. Gantz So what do you have this time ? Show me ! Justin He, he... I've got the Shield of Light ! *** Justin shows Gantz the saucepan lid. Gantz .... Hmmph ! So you've found the shield, huh ? I guess that means you've got 3 of the 4 treasures, but this is where you fail, Justin ! For the Sacred Soul Sword is next ! Justin Haha ! I'll find the sword before you know it, Gantz ! And when I do, I win this challenge ! Sue Still... I haven't seen anything that resembles a sword... *** THE SPIRITS SWORD *** Talk to Gantz again. Gantz Listen up, Justin ! The sword is inside my treasure chest within my house. But you can't open it, because it's locked tight, loser ! Ohh, I wonder where the key could be ! Ha, ha, ha ! Justin The key to his treasure chest... Hmm... I wonder where it is ? Gantz Hey Justin ! Since you're such a big-shot adventurer opening that treasure chest should be a piece of cake for you. Of course if you can't, you're certainly not worthy of the title, "adventurer", are you ? *** Head to Gantz's house. Once inside, click on the treasure chest. Justin Well, this must be the treasure chest. *Mmmmph* ! Ugh, I can't get it open... If only we had the key... Sue Why don't we ask Gantz's mom ? *** Talk to Gantz's mom. Gantz's Mom Ah, there, finished ! Now where could Gantz and Tentz be off to ? Why, it's already time for dinner ! Oh, what is it, Justin ? Can't seem to find the key to Gantz's treasure chest, eh ? Ah yes, I remember Gantz giving Tentz the key around lunchtime. Why don't go find Tentz and ask him about it ? *** Go talk to the kid outside of the tavern. Tentz What am I gonna do ? Oh what am I gonna do !? Sniffle, sniffle, *whimper*, *whimper*, WAAAAAAH !! Justin Hey Tentz, what's wrong ? Why are you crying ? Tentz Sniffle, sniffle, *hic*... I'll tell but... You wouldn't tell my big brother about it, right ? *** 2 Choices 1) Well, I can't be sure until you tell me. 2) Well... I guess I will probably tell your brother. *** Choose 1 Tentz WAAAH ! No, no, that's no good !! If you ended up telling him, he'd hit meeeeeeeeeee !! WAAH! WAAH ! Someone's gotta help me... Sniffle, sniffle. *** Choose 2 Tentz Noooo ! Nooo ! You can't !!! If you told him that I lost the key it would be hoooooorible !!! Sue Hmm.. I see.. Seems like the key to the treasure chest is lost. Tentz How... How did you know !? I can't believe it !! Sue, you can read my mind !? Sue Hee, hee... Tentz, you poor little kid, that's cute. Now, now, stop crying we'll help you find the key, right Justin ? Justin *smiles* Well, I guess we have no choice, right ? Now Tentz, do you have any idea where you might have dropped the key ? Tentz Sniffle, sniffle... Well I was just by the riverbank near the tavern... Then I tripped and fell... Sue It must be near the river ! Let's check ! Walk toward the river and crawl all around near the edge of the river, until you find the key. Justin Hey, what's this ? He, he, he ! I've found it ! Tentz Yeah, that's it ! Thanks Justin and Sue ! Justin Well you sure perked up ! Tentz I owe you one, Justin. I won't forget this favor you've done for me. Well... At least I'll remember it until the day after tomorrow ! Sue He, he ! Well, looks like you're back to your old self, Tentz ! And to think, you were crying your eyes out a while ago. Tentz Gantz told me to not let you have the key but... Oh go ahead and keep it, Justin ! It's my way of repaying you for helping me out. Just make sure you tell Gantz that you took the key away from me by force, otherwise he'll beat me up ! The Sacred Soul Sword is in the treasure chest inside our house. Let's go ! *** Go back to Gantz's house and try opening up the chest. Justin Alright ! Let's open the chest ! Sue Boy you sure look excited, Justin ! Pooy thinks so too ! Pooy Pu ! Pu ! Justin Okay... There it is ! The Sacred Soul Sword ! *** Received the wooden sword. *** Go back to see Gantz Greg Why do you kids do such bad things !? Are you listening to me, Gantz ? ! Justin What's going with Gantz over there ? I wonder what he did to make old Greg so mad ? Sue See ? And I told him not to block the bridge ! He's so stupid ! ....And that's why we're just going to walk across, we had nothing to do with it ! *** Walk toward the bridge. Greg Hmm ? Wait, ustin ! Were you playing with Gantz ? Justin Hey, what're you talking about ? I wasn't playing with him ! Sue Th-that's right, Mr. Greg ! We're just passing through... right, Pooy? Pooy Pu ! Pu, puu ! Gantz You can't believe them ! Of course they were playing with me ! I challenged Justin to a treasure hunting contest ! Greg Is that so... ? What's the meaning of this, Justin ! ? Justin Yikes ! This doesn't look too good ! At any rate, RUN Sue ! *** THE SEAGULL CAFE Justin Huf, huf, huf... Aah.. That was close... Jeez, He didn't have to get so mad ! Sue Justin, you musn't behave so poorly ! I can't depend on you at all ! *** Walk up to the counter. Lily Hey, Justin ! (BONK !) Justin OWWW ! Mom, what did you do that for !? Lily Aren't I always telling you not to track mud in the kitchen ?! Justin Still... Why don't you give me a warning before you bash my head in !? Lily What are you talking about ? My number one rule of the Seagull Cafe is that everyone stays out of the kitchen so I can keep it clean. Got it ? Now get out, get out ! Boy, what a troublesome kid ! Always trying to enter the kitchen, but never giving me any help ! Sue Hello, Aunt Lily. You know, if you keep bonking Justin's head like that, he might get really stupid. Lily Ha, ha, ha ! Oh don't worry, Sue, Justin's head can't get any worse this. Justin What a terrible thing to say ! How can you say that to your only child !? Lily Why don't you try being a good child, so I can't say such things, Justin ? Justin Hmmph... I'm getting nothing but anger today ! *** Talk to Lily again. Lily Nothing but anger... !? JUSTIIIIN ! What have you been doing all day !? Ok... I'm calm now. Just tell me the truth, I won't get mad. Justin That's a lie ! You always get mad at me, even when I tell the truth ! Lily What are you talking about ! You've never tried telling the truth before ! Now then, please be honest with me. What did you do today ? *** 3 Choices 1) M-mom... getting angry like this... causes you to get more wrinkles. 2) Actually I've been busy since morning. 3) I didn't do anything today ! Ask Sue ! *** Choose 1 Lily That's none of your business ! (BONK !) *** Choose 2 Justin Well, actually, I've been busy since dawn, and haven't had any time to cause trouble. In fact, there were *tons* of things I had to do. Lily Hmm... and just what exactly have you been busy doing ? Justin Eheh, heh, heh... I kinda' forgot that little detail. (BONK !) Lily I can't believe you'd say something so stupid ! *** Choose 3 Justin I didn't do anything ! Ask Sue ! Even I can't into trouble every single day, right ? Lily Is that right, Sue ? Sue I-it's true, Aunt Lily ! Justin didn't do anything naughty today. H-h-honest... ! Lily Are you sure that's the complete truth, Sue ? Sue Well, yes... He didn't do anything bad. At least compared to what he did yesterday. (BONK !) Lily So you were up to something, after all ! I keep telling you to be honest with me. I swear, this kid... Well, I don't know exactly what you did, just that you made someone in town angry... Oh well, let's have dinner. I've fixed up something new today. You can have dinner with us today too, Sue. Sue Are you sure it's okay ? I've been eating here everyday. Lily How polite ! Well, your aunt says ok, so don't worry about it. Now then, you kids go wait upstairs, alright ? *** DINNER WITH LILY Lily The museum curator had lunch at the restaurant today. Strange, since he always simply brings a sack lunch to work. Ah.. oh yes, he also mentioned that he wants to see you at the museum tomorrow. Something about returning something important he's been safeguarding for you... You dont's suppose it's just more junk he had to get rid of ? **** Talk to Sue. Sue Whew, I worked up a big appetite after all that running. We had a little adventure, didn't we ? Justin Yep, but my descendents had truly magnificent adventures ! See those those photos on the wall ? Sue Yeah, your dad was just the greatest adventurer, wasn't he ? Justin That's right ! And one of these days, my picture will be on that wall too ! It'll be right next to my dad's ! *** Talk to Sue again. Sue Still, your dad doesn't look like an adventurer from this picture. He wasn't too big, and he doesn't really seem that rough and tough. Justin Still, he was really smart, and always kept detailed writings of all his discoveries. He also was calm, no matter what the situation ! Sue Yeah, and Justin is the exact opposite no matter what the situation. Hee, hee, hee... Justin He, he ! But I'll show you, I'm going to be a great adventurer, just like him ! *** Talk to Lily. Lily I wonder what the Curator's been safeguarding for you ? It must be your father's old memento, that Spirit Stone. Now mind you, your father wasn't the type to lie, but to think that was the real Spirit Stone ! Still, now that I think about it, that little stone was your father's most prized possession. Sue Oh, oh ! I want to hear about the time you and Justin's dad met ! *** Talk to Lily again. Lily We met each other onboard a ship the first time. It was a nice, quite, moonlit night, and the sea was completely silent. Sue Did you hear that Justin ? A nice, quite, moonlit night by the sea ! How romantic~. Lily And then, all of a sudden, a band of pirates appeared, and in the blink of the eye they boarded your father's ship. Justin Hey ! Now this story's starting to sound interesting ! Hey, hey... so what happened after that ? *** Talk to Lily again. Lily Well, the pirate captain caught sight of your father's prized stone. Then he drew out his sword and said, "Hand over that stone !" Justin Really !? You go Dad !!! And then ? And then ? Lily Well, the pirate captain was very impressed with your dad's courage and decided not to take the stone. Justin Wow, I wonder what type of guys those pirates were ? They were probably burly sea men with long beards and big muscles. Lily A-ha-ha-ha ! Heavens no ! They were all girls who were about your age ! In fact, there was one called "Lily the Skull." Justin Now where have I heard that name before... ? Hmm... Lily... Lily... Oh yeah ! That's you, Mom ! Lily A-ha-ha ! You finally noticed ! I was young back then and did all sorts of reckless things. Sue I didn't know Aunt Lily was a pirate ! In that case, I wanna' be a pirate too ! Lily Well, I'm actually a little embarrassed by it, so don't tell anyone, okay ? Well, I guess everyone probably knows about it by now... *** Talk to Sue. Sue Wow ! So I guess Lily isn't just skilled at cooking and cleaning. When I grow up, I want to be just like her ! *** Select yourself (Justin). Lily Already finished ? There's plenty left, so don't hesitate to have another helping. *** 2 Choices 1) Well then, I guess I'll have another helping ! 2) Nope, I'm stuffed. *** Choose 1 Lily Alright then, another helping coming up ! Bon appétit ! *** Choose 2 Justin Boy, that was delicious ! Sue We have to go visit the museum Curator tommorow, right ? Don't forget ! *** THE MUSEUM *** After you awaken... Sue Morning, Justin ! Let's get going ! *** Go to the museum, it's in the southeast area of Parm. Receptionist Welcome to the Shogun Baal Memorial Museum ! This museum showcases our country's latest developments in the field of archaeology... Ah, Justin, you've come to talk to the Curator, right ? *** Talk to the receptionist. Receptionist Hey, Justin, I hope you're aware that adventuring is "out" right now. Justin Hmmph... as if I cared ! Enough of that already ! Receptionist *snicker* I guess you already knew. The Curator is in the exhibition room. Just try not to get into any trouble, ok ? Oh, and we recently put up a new poster. It's right next to that sun relief. Why not have a look at it ? Try to read the poster. Sue Hey Justin, what's this say ? Read it to me. *** 3 Choices 1) The Origins of the Baal Memorial Museum 2) Meshina's Historical Treasures, The Ruins of Saruto 3) The Archeaological Meaning of "Enjule" *** Choose 1 Justin While Shogun Baal was a soldier, he had a keen interest in archaeology. At that time, he urged the military to support archaeological projects, especially those requiring dangerous excavations. He's been quoted to have said, "A man must know history, for history contains the greatest lessons one can be imparted with." Our Shogun has made many contributions to the field of archaeology, among them is the establishment of this museum... Wow, if it wasn't for this guy, we'd probably never get to view all these cool relics ! *** Choose 2 Justin At the time the Saruto Ruins were discovered, they were the biggest the world had seen. Its gigantic size exceeded all expectations. The ruins were discovered in the Saruto area northwest of Parm, and are thought to have been the stronghold of a powerful ruler in ancient times... Hey, my grandfather discovered Saruto Ruins ! And one day, I'll make my own great discoveries ! *** Choose 3 Justin Enjule is the ancient name for our civilization. Enjulian is the ancient equivelent of Parmian, our ancient culture is known as the Enjule culture. This term is used to clearly distinguish between ancient and modern times in history and archaeology. In modern Parm, there is a well known story called the Legend of Enjule. Could this story have been passed on from ancient times ? Most experts believe that the legend was actually created by a very powerful and influential ruler of Enjule. However, the exact meaning of the legend remains a mystery to this day. *** Go to the exhibit hall and talk to the Curator. Justin Hey there, Mr. Curator ! Sue Good day to you, Mr. Curator. Curator Ah, you're just in time, Justin, my boy ! Now why don't you have a look this ? (you look up) It's a new Koyokujin image ! We just finished restoring it today ! Justin Wow, so this an image of a Koyokujin, huh ? I've never seen a type like this before. Curator Mmm.. Yes, it was excavated by the Garlysle army from the Domu Ruins in the new world, Elencia. Justin Wow, Domu Ruins... Those are the largest ruins in Elencia ! Man, I wouldn't mind exploring those someday. Curator Is that so... Is that so... Well they say that one with a hopeful spirit can do great things, Justin. According to the Enjule legend, the Koyokujin created a dreamlike world, a true paradise, with the power of the Spirit Stone. There are a number of interesting ideas in the legend... They are things about a city that floated in the sky, a ship that could travel to the stars... Justin A steam engine that could run forever ! Curator The place where time is frozen, the Holy Land, the home of the Spirit Stone ! Justin and Curator And the immortal high priest that lives there ! Sue Uh, do we have to keep going on with this subject ? Justin That's not very polite, Sue ! Just try to wait a little longer. Sue I can do that ! I understand the dreams of men. That's why I'm a refined lady~. Curator Ha, ha, ha ! Anyhow, when I try to contemplate the nature of this legend, these utopian ideas seem to have almost certainly been fabricated by a very influential ruler of Enjule. This king invented such things as spirits and Spirit Stones to try to legitimize his existence. Justin Man... Looking at it like that makes it seem so boring. Archaeology doesn't seem like much fun. Curator Ha, ha, ha. I'm sorry ! I too prefer talking about more exciting things. Is this scientific talk boring you, Justin, my boy ? Justin Yeah, and to think that all those fantastic myths and legends may be just ordinary things. That seems so depressing. Curator True. The fantastic ideas of these myths are their true beauty, not their assumed origins.... Ah, oh yes ! Before I forget, your father left me an artifact called the Spirit Stone. Justin You've analyzed it, right ? Is it authentic ? Curator : Ha, ha, ha. I'm not sure really. To begin with, I tried analyzing its components, but it's harder than diamond, so I wasn't able to study it as much as I wanted to. Justin Wow, even harder than diamond... ? Curator Yes, well... I've been trying to think of another way to determine its authenticity, but right now I'm going to return it to its rightful owner. *** He hands you the Spirit Stone. Curator Here you go. Perhaps you can find out if it has some ancient power. Anyway, when you're through examining the image, come to my office. I'll give you something I'm sure you'll like. Ha, ha, ha ! Justin The Curator expects me to solve the riddle of the ancient civilization, huh ? Well, I, Justin the Adventurer, will do it ! *** Examine the image. Justin So this is the Koyokujin image they found at Domu... Hmmm.. Those ancient people sure made a lot of these. Sue So the Domu Ruins are the largest ruins in Elencia, huh ? Wow, Justin, you sure know a lot of stuff. Justin Well, if you want to be an adventurer you have to know these things. Still, I get so bored learning about other peoples' adventures. I seem like I can just hear the mountains and forests of Elencia just calling out to be explored ! And with these bare hands... I will uncover the lost civilization of Enjule ! *** The image breaks. Sue W-w-w-wha-what did you do, Justin !? Pooy Pu, pu ! Pupupu ! Justin Ah ! It broke ! W-well, I'll just fix it... Help me, Sue !! Sue No, i-it's impossible to fix it ! We should just apologize now. Justin No, I can't ! Did you see how proud the Curator was of this image ? Just don't say anything about it, okay ? I remember exactly how it was put together, so I can just... *** Later... Sue Is that what it's really supposed to look light ? Somehow it looks... different. Justin ... Well... yes... but, don't you think it looks at least 70% correct ? 70% is a passing grade ! Sue In that case... I guess it is a logical substitute. Examine the image again. Sue Justin, it looks really weird. Justin No, it'll be ok ! Besides, everyone will probably forget all about this once I discover Enjule ! *** Go talk to the curator. Curator Ah, here it is ! Seeing your warm, smiling faces always brightens my day, and I'm sure you'll be smiling up a storm when I give you this... Now, it was in my pocket, wasn't it ? Justin He, he, he. Sounds like you're getting a little forgetful, Mr. Curator. Curator Ha, ha, ha ! Well, old age hasn't gotten the best of me yet ! Oh, and I thought I heard a loud noise a while ago, did something happen ? CRASH !! Justin W-what should I do, Sue ? Should I just tell him what happened ? Sue Hey, don't look at me ! You're the leader ! *** 2 Choices 1) N... no it was... uh, nothing. 2) Actually... I accidently broke that new image. *** Choose 1 Curator Is that the truth ? Absolutely nothing happened ? *** Choose 2 Justin Well, the truth is... I accidently broke the image. Curator Ha, ha, ha ! Nice joke, Justin ! Now if that image really were broken, it would probably wouldn't be too good for my weak heart. Well, now that the jokes are over, I have a present for you. Justin What is it ? ! Curator A bit impatient, aren't we ? Here it is... *** You receive the curator's letter. Curator The Garlysle Army is currently re-investigating the Saruto ruins. With this letter, they'll let you look around the ruins while they work. Justin ...Really !? Thank you, Mr. Curator ! Sue That's great, Justin ! You were just saying how much you wanted to see some ruins just a while ago ! Pooy Puu, puu ! Curator I'm glad I could help ! Now, all you need to do is show this letter to the soldiers guarding the ruins, and they should allow you to explore the area. Perhaps you can even find out whether that Spirit Stone is authentic or not. *** Talk to the receptionist on the way out. Receptionist I wonder what that loud crashing sound was a while ago ? Justin Ack ! He... he, he. I wonder if it was a mouse or something ? Sue I know that mouse.... He likes going on adventures.... ************************************************* * * * 02 Saruto Ruins : The Spirit Stone Awakens * * * ************************************************* OUTSIDE THE RUINS *** Talk to the soldier near the fence. Soldier Hey! Hold it! Kids aren't allowed in here! Justin Wait a second! Have a look! It's a a letter from the musuem curator. Soldier Well, I'll be... But what the curator have been thinking, giving kids access to these ruins? Justin Oh, don't worry about those little details. Just let us in, ok? Soldier Hmm.. Well, I guess I have to now.. You can go in. Walk inside the fenced in area. The lieutenants will begin to speak to their troops. Nana Alright troops, fall in! Face your superior officer! Saki Do you understand the importance of this situation? We've come all the way from the new world for this, so we can't leave empty-handed! Make sure you don't embarrass us! Mio You will head to the plaza on the first underground level soon. Please standby until you are given the order to proceed. Nana Alright, now it's time! Get moving! Hurry up, people! *** Facing the other lieutenants. Nana Um, Saki, your troops were late again. I don't think you're disciplining them properly. Saki What are you talking, Nana? I just had them do 3000 squats each! Mio Saki, you're always trying to think with your muscles instead of your brain. The proper way to discipline them is to make them meditate for 100 days. Don't give them any food or water during this period so they can learn the proper technique. Nana Oh-ho! That's nothing, Mio! I prefer to give them 5000 lashing with my whip, pour salt all over them, then stick them in a cell for 100 days! Saki You'll end up killing them if you do that! Mio Cmdr. Myuren is going to be upset when hears about that. Nana Nah, I'm not worried. I forbid my troops to tell anyone about it! Ha, ha, ha! Mio *sigh* We better get going, lest we be late. Saki Hey, if we're late, it's your troops' fault! *** Head toward the entrance of the ruins. Nana Why are there kids here?! Justin Alright! So the ruins are underground, right? I'm ready to see them... Well, lead the way! Nana This looks very suspicious... Who are you? Why are you here? Come on! Answer me! *** 3 Choices 1) Run madly away from here. 2) Talk to Sue. 3) Show them the curator's letter. *** Choose 1 Sue Hey, wait a minute, Justin! Don't do anything stupid. How are you going to get away from them? It's going to just make them more suspicious of us. *** Choose 2 Sue Hmm... I despise them. They're so rude! *** Choose 3 Justin We've come to check the ruins out. Look, the musuem curator of Parm gave us this letter. Nana Really...? Let's see here... Saki Hmmm... Mio What should we do? It looks like the genuine article. Justin Yeah, that's it! There's nothing suspicous about this at all! So, lead on! To the underground level! Nana You want to go the underground level, eh? Well, alright. Just let me see that letter for a second. *** She takes it and rips it up. Justin Wha!? Sue Aah! Nana Did you that? Looks like the letter is gone. Now you're considered an illegal trespasser. Saki That's right, that's right! Now we can arrest you, tortue you, and then put you to death! Mio No, they're just children. Let's make an exception for them, ok? Hurry and run on home, children. Nana Well then, Saki, Mio, let's get going. We've wasted enough time with these brats. *** They walk inside. Sue What hoooorible people! What did they do that for anyway?! Oh well, Justin, I there isn't much we can do now. We should go home now, right? Justin Come on, Sue! An adventurer wouldn't give up so easily! *** Try entering the ruins again. Sue Are you really going inside? I mean, you did hear what those three said just a while ago, right? Justin Certainly, but their behavior revealed to me that there must be something they're trying to keep secret down here. This might lead to a great adventure! Sue Honestly, Justin... But you are right about this! I agree, let's go! *** Go inside the ruins and spy on the gathering up ahead. Leen Alright, soldiers of the Garlysle Army. Stand at attention for Col. Miuren. The investigation of the Saruto Ruins is about to commence. Prepare for roll call. Squad commanders, please step up. Nana Lt. Nana, commander of the Bloody Rose Squad, reporting for duty. Saki Lightining Star Squad, all present and accounted for. Lt. Saki, squad leader, reporting for duty. Mio Desert Moon commander, Lt. Mio, reporting for duty. Leen Investigation of the ruins will now commence. Prepare for an address from Col. Miuren. All soldiers, please pay close attention. Lieutenants Yes, ma'am! Myuren Beloved soldiers of the Garlysle Army. We will now be conducting the investigation of the Saruto Ruins. This is our final investigation so we need to make sure that we find the final piece that we need. I'll tell you right now that going through these ruins will be difficult. There might be some of you who won't even make it out of here alive. Nevertheless, this is our sworn duty. We have to ensure the success of this mission, not only for the glory of the Garlysle Army, but for the people as well! We will fulfill the great prophecy from God! Now go forth, soldiers of the Garlysle Army, to unlock the gateways of the ancient world! And Godspeed... to all of you. Lieutenants Yes sir~! Leen Bloody Rose Squad, your assignment is to search the Eastern section of the ruins. The Lightning star squad will investigate the western section. As for the Desert Moon Squad, your assignment will be the southern sector. Squad leaders, you're now in charge. Please do a good job! Lieutenants Yes, ma'am#%* Leen The time is now 15:06 military time. All units have been dispersed and the investigation is underway. Myuren Hmm.... Good job, Lyn. You carry yourself very well. Leen H-huh? ...Thank you, Col. Miuren. Myuren Ha, ha. At any rate, let's get going, Lyn. Leen Yes, sir! Sue Did you hear all that, Justin? Justin Yeah, it sounds like something big is going on. *** Go down to the 2nd floor, and go up some stairways to a large stone face. Soldier 1 This image looks interesting. Maybe we should report it to Cmdr. Myuren. Soldier 2 Hmm... that sounds like a good idea! Let's go! Justin Whew... that was close. They nearly found us. *** Approach the image. Justin This is the image those soldiers were talking about a while ago, huh? It looks pretty mysterious. *** Something begins to glow. Sue J-Justin! What's happening to you?! Your rear is glowing! Justin It looks like it's coming from my pocket! It's the Spirit Stone! I've never seen it do anything like this before! Sue Uh.. it looks like it must be pretty hot. Justin W-what the?! The image.... It was an entrance all along.... So what should we do? Should we go inside? Sue I wonder why it opened all of a sudden? Was it because the Spirit Stone was glowing? Justin That's it, Sue! There must be some connection between the Spirit Stone and the ancient civilization here. Hey.. That means this stone is authentic! Heh, heh, heh... Alright!! The soldiers in here don't even know this place exists! We've made it here first! Go inside. You'll make your way to an eye etched into a wall. Justin Wow.. I've never heard of anything like this being found in one of these ruins... It's seems like it's alive.. I think we're on the threshold of making a great discovery relating to the Enjule civilization! Don't you think so, Sue? Sue J-Justin! The stone's glowing again! Justin Sue, I'm being summoned inside by Enjule! *** Go inside. Voice Welcome, bearer of the Spirit Stone... Justin Uh... Sue, did you say something just now? Sue Nope! Not a word. The light in the center of the room shines brightly. Justin Woah! Incredible! *** Head toward the light^_^ Justin and Sue Ahhh!! Justin W-what, what's happening!? Riethe Welcome, bearer of the Spirit Stone. Symbol of the ancient contract. Justin Who are you!? Riethe I am Riethe of Alent, entwined in the history of Enjule, I descend from ages past. Sue Ahhhhhh! We're gonna fall! We're gonna fall! Riethe Don't be frightened. This our world, among the stars... Please let me ask, why did you unlock the gateway to here? Justin Um, ah... well, I didn't really think about it. Oh yeah, how did you know I was carrying the Spirit Stone back there anyway? Riethe Without it, you could not open the Enjulian gateway outside. Justin Enjule... so it isn't just a legend? Riethe Correct, it is real. The Spirit Stone you carry is evidence of a contract made between humans and spirits.. Please watch this... *** An FMV plays... Narration This is the world of Enjule. In this world, the winged Koyokujin brought forth light, and the spirits gave the land their eternal blessing. All of mankind was prosperous during this time, but eventually humans began to wrestle for power and rule over their brothers, corrupting the path of righteousness. The Koyokunin and spirits are the only ones remaining that have not strayed from the true path... Riethe That stone you carry used to belong to the Koyokujin. Sue Hey, Justin. This sounds awfully like the Legend of Enjule, don't you think? Justin I was thinking the exact same thing, but exactly how is Enjule connected to the myth? Um, it's Riethe, right? Tell me! Did all the events in the myth really happen? Riethe ........ Justin Tell us, Riethe! Is it all true? Riethe .... Within this question there is but one answer... If you seek answers, you must head toward Alent. Do you seek answers? *** 2 Choices 1) Yeah, there a lot of things I want to know about this! 2) Ummmm... now how do I put this... *** Choose 1 Riethe If you want to know more, then you have to travel to a land far to the east. Let me warn you, however, that finding Alent will require a lot of time. It will definitely be a long and arduous journey. Follow the path of righteousness and you shall surely never be led astray. Let the Spirit Stone guide you, and make sure that you and the sacred soul stone are as one. Always keep it near you. To Alent. Seeker of answers, head toward Alent. Justin Eastern land...? Alento...? Does that mean that we'll have to cross the sea and go to the new world, Elencia? Riethe! About Alento.... If we go to the new continent, will we see you? I mean, will you and the Koyokujin contact us? Wait, Riethe! Riethe Never forget... the radiance of the Spirit Stone will guide you... You must go now. I, Riethe, will lie in eternal wait for your arrival... Sue Riethe... she's gone. Justin Ah... Sue Was it all just a dream? It seemed so real... Justin Oh... But we both saw it, right? Sue Justin! The stone's shining again! It's shining right now! Justin W-what? There it goes again! Sue Unbeeelievable! That's unbelievable, Justin! Justin Oh yeah, now I remember! The stone really is authentic! And things we saw, they weren't just a dream; they were real! Riethe is real! Justin That's it! I've made up my mind! I'm going to Alent, and I'll meet the Koyokujin! I'll find Enjule before you know it! And then... And then... oh well, I'm going to Alent for sure! Yes! Only I can pull this off! Justin the Adventurer! Alright! Let's do it! *** Attempt to leave. Myuren ......! Who are you!? Justin Ahh! Great, they found us! Myuren Children, in here!? But how... Leen, secure the exit. Leen Yes, Cmdr. Myuren. Myuren There are quite a few things I'd like to ask you about. Don't even think of trying to escape. Sue Wh-wh-what should we do!? JUSTIIIIN! Justin I'll get us out of this somehow! Myuren Answer truthfully... or consider your life over. Leen Cmdr. Myuren, please don't do anything rash. They're only children. Myuren I am quite aware of that, but if they dare jest with me, it won't matter whether they're children or not.. Sue Th-thi-this guy... He's not joking Justin... I can tell! Myuren Now then, your name? *** 3 Choices 1) My name? My name's Alexander. 2) My name's... Justin. 3) I have no name! *** Choose 1 Myuren Alexander, hmm....what a brave sounding name. But, this girl seemed to be calling you by a different name, Justin perhaps? *** Choose 2 Myuren Hmm, hmm. I feel that you have answered obediently. A while ago I heard this girl calling that name a number of times. *** Choose 3 Myuren Hmm, seems you're trying to hide your name from me... Don't think you can fool me so easily... I heard this girl calling a name a while ago... Justin? *** All choices Myuren Resolve yourself to the truth, for if your antics try my patience... I will not hesiate to kill this girl. Leen Cmdr. Myuren! Myuren This is my sworn duty. And I wouldn't hesitate to take the life of a young boy or girl if I have to. Now then, did you open that entrance? *** 3 Choices 1) It was open when we got here. 2) I don't know what gateway your talking about. 3) Well, I suppose I was the one who opened it. *** Choose 1 or 2. *** Myuren swings his sword. Justin Ahh!! Myuren I thought I told you to reslove yourself to telling the truth... I've given you your last chance, youngster... Sue Justin!! You're bleeding!! Myuren If you don't want to die, answer this one with total obedience. What did you see within these ruins? *** Choose 3 Myuren Is that so. Up to this point, even the best of adventurers have failed in opening that entrance. Now, I will ask you one last question. What did you see inside these ruins? *** 3 Choices 1) I saw a mysterious but beautiful girl! 2) There was this strange looking room, but I didn't see anything in there. 3) There was a strange light floating around and I saw an image of the ancient civilization. *** Choose 1 Myuren A mysterious girl...? It must Riethe of Alent? Riethe... so she's real... *** Choose 2 Myuren
You didn't see anything? You lie! I can see it on your face. It doesn't seem like you're going to cooperate. Since I don't want to waste my time... I'll simply kill you and try asking this girl. Sue Stop!! We met a girl and a strange light flew around!! Myuren I see that the girl is the wiser one. Be grateful to her. If it wasn't for her, you would be dead now. Hmm... A light and a girl... the girl... Riethe of Alent! The light, a spirit! *** Choose 3 Myuren A strange light...? A spirit, perhaps... The image...? Possibly an image of the early Enjule civilization. Hmm... Yes, I see... You have the soul of an adventurer within you, young lad. *** All choices Leen Cmdr. Myuren...what do you intend to do with these two? Certainly we can't just leave them here. Myuren Don't worry, Leen. Since knowledge of this operation needs to be guarded with the utmost secrecy, we'll draft these two into the military intelligence division so they won't reveal any information concerning this. Sue Whaaaat!? You're taking us with you? I thought you would let us go home... Myuren Little girl, I know it sounds unreasonable, but you've broken the law. You can't return now. Sue What!? You lie; we didn't do anything wrong! Then I'm going to be in the army for the rest of my life!? NO!!! No, No, No.... Justin Don't worry, Sue! Somehow, we can get by them! As long as we're together, we can do anything! Myuren Ha... but even if you can escape from this room, you'll never leave Saruto! Ha, ha, ha! So what do you intend to do...? How are you going to get past me? Sue Ohhhhhhh!! Justin...uhh...over there, over there... Justin Heh, heh. I see... Well! Time to sink or swim!! Sue, let's go! Sue Yeah! Around and around we go! Myuren What the-!? Justin Yes! Let's go, Sue!! Myuren My minion will be ready for you...! You won't leave Saruto alive! *** Try to escape. Sue L-look! Justin!! What is that?! *** After battling the Rockbird. Justin What the heck was that doing here? It wasn't here when we entered the first time! Sue I bet that Myuren creep had something to do with it! Justin Oh well, it really doesn't matter now. Let's get out of here. Myuren Unbelieveable....they already defeated the Rockbird... Haaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, ha! Leen Com... Commander Myuren?! Myuren Those two!! To think! They outwitted ME?! Leen Cmdr. Myuren...? Uh.. should we pursue them? Myuren The small amount of information they possess about Alent will not affect our plan. We'll just overlook this incident... What was that youngster's name? Leen I think it was Justin... Myuren Justin...what a pleasent fellow. I haven't had such laughed like this in ages! Ha, ha, ha, ha! Justin Yess! We made it!! He, he, he... it really wasn't a dream. I'm finally going on a great adventure! Sue Wait a second! We still have to get away from here, right? C'mon, let's go back to Parm now. ************************************************* * * * 03 Parm : The Search for a Pass * * * ************************************************* *** EVENING IN PARM Sue Boy, all that adventuring leaves me starved! Let's hurry home. *** Return to the Seagull Cafe (where Lily is). Sue Hey, hey, Justin. I think it's nice that you want to meet Liette and all but... do you know just exactly how you're going to get to the new continent? Justin Of course I do! We'll have to get onboard a ship. Sue And just exactly how are you going to get on a ship? Justin Eep... uh... that's uh.... I'll just ask Mom! I bet she'll know! Lily Welcome home Justin. I already have dinner ready. Hurry up and wash your hands. *** 3 Choices 1) Let us play outside a little longer... 2) I'm starved... 3) %%Data Save%% *** Choose 1 Lily My, haven't you played enough? Now make sure you get back here before dark; your dinner is getting cold.. Sue Heyyy, Justiiin... I'm really hungry now... Let's eat... *** Choose 2 AT DINNER *** Select Lily. Justin Hey, hey mom! Do you know the best way to get on one of those ships that go to the new world? Lily Hmm... let's see... Well, I used to have my own ship so I never had to deal with that. Sue Lilly the Skull had a pirate ship! Lily Oh well, if you want to get on one of those ships, I guess you'll have to ask around over at the harbor. Justin Hey, that's right! Alright, Sue. We're going to drop by the harbor tomorrow. Lily By the way Justin, it looks like you've got more mud on yourself than usual. Where have you been playing at? Justin I wasn't playing mom. The curator gave me a letter to get into the Saruto Ruins so I could conduct scientific research! Lily Gurgh... HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!! You were doing scientific research, you say? HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!! That's funny. Justin What's so funny? Mmm... does she comprehend the importance of scientific research? *** Select Lily again. Lily Oh yeah, the curator said a lot of nice things about you. He said you were a very enthusiastic young boy. Justin Oh really... heh, heh. I wonder if that means he's forgiven me for breaking that image...wah! Oops! Lily HEY, JUSTIN!!! You know that I don't want to hear about stuff like that! Now just exactly what did you do now? Oh well, I guess there's really nothing much we can do about you. I'll just talk to the curator tomorrow. Now do you understand why I always scold you when you enter the kitchen without my permission? *** Select Sue. Sue You know I'm really curious. The new continent is called Erenshia, right? When compared to the continent Palm is on, Meshina, which one is bigger? Lily Oh yeah, huh? That's a good question. Well, they say that there's nothing beyond the World's End... Justin Hey, hey, I know about that! Isn't the World's End supposedly where the physical world as we know it ends? I have a hard time believing that the world suddenly ends somewhere. *** Select Sue again. Sue Hey, Justin. What kind of place do you think the World's End is? Justin I'm sure we'll understand better once we see it. Anyway, let's make sure that we drop by the harbor tomorrow. *** Select Justin. Justin Mmm, that was delicious! Sue Well, if we're gonna go to the new continent, we'll have to do our best to find a way there tomorrow, Justin. THE NEXT DAY Sue Good morning, Justin! *** Go to the harbor and speak to the burly sailor.. Sailor *gulp* The punishment for breaking the Law of the Ocean is being tossed into the sea... Well, I guess my friends who are trying to stowaway on a ship to the Elencia without a pass deserve it.. Justin A ship pass...? What! You mean, you can't go to the new continent without some sort of passport? Sailor You didn't know that, kid? Unless, you're a soldier or something, the only way that you can board a ship is with a ship pass. Justin Hey, hey, so do you know how to get one? I'd really like to go see the new continent too. Sailor Is that so? Well, I guess the fastest way to get a pass is to get it from someone who already has one. Now that you mention it, I think I saw an old pass at the tavern. Some old man was showing it to someone while telling him about his adventures. I think his name was Jin. Justin Great, a fellow adventurer! I bet he'll help us out. He was at the tavern in North Parm, right? Go to the tavern. It's the place where you helped Tentz find Gantz's key. Lady Arg... I hate my life... Always working... Not a single vacation for me... *grumble* *grumble* Justin Hey, hey, we're looking for this adventurer. Can we go inside so we can talk to him? Lady What are you talking about? You're still kids! Anyway, I'm really busy right now. Honestly, that fellow... it looks like he was in such a hurry to leave that he accidently to took the keys with him! Justin Hmm... so some guy accidentally left with the tavern keys, huh? We'll find him for you! Lady You're offering to help me? Well then, bring me the keys and I'll make an exception for you guys. How about if I let you in tonight, does that sound good? Now I swear... that kid! He's probably at the Seagull Cafe or the harbor. *** Go to the harbor and look for a guy in a blue hat. Guy Aaah.... Man, I've got to wash dishes today. The pay's okay, but it's really tiring. Plus, it ruins the hands. Sue Ah, Justin! This is that guy that the tavern lady was talking about! Justin Yep, there's no mistake about it! Hey, are you that guy who has the keys to the tavern? Guy Huh? "Keys" you say? AAAH! I still have the keys in my pocket! Hey, can I ask you guys a favor? Can you please tell Mama that I'm just resting for a bit? *** Received tavern keys Justin "Mama?" Oh, you mean the tavern lady? Sure! Just leave it to us! *** Go back to the tavern.... Justin Hey, lady, lady! We found it! This is it, right? *** Handed tavern keys over Lady You're right! This is it! Now I can open the tavern! Thanks for all your trouble! We're gonna have this really good jellyfish sake today. I'm sure that the guests will be very pleased. Justin That's just great, lady. Now about your promise.... Lady I know, I know. Okay, I still have to set the tavern up. Come back later, okay? WITHIN AN AIRSHIP OF THE GARLYSLE ARMY Baal So Miuren, have you still not turned anything up so far? You really have kept me waiting. Myuren My deepest apologies father. It's just that I encountered an unexpected annoyance... Baal No need for explanations. What I do need to know is if you have found the item. Myuren Unfortunately, I wasn't able to meet your expectations, father. I am prepared to face any punishment for our failure. Baal .... Ha, ha, ha.... Punishment you say? If you couldn't do the task, then I don't think that anyone else could... Now you will prepare immediently for our next operation. Get ready to depart! *** Baal departs. Leen I wonder what Shogun Baal is in such a hurry for? Didn't he say that the plan was still going on as scheduled? Myuren My father has his own ideas about this plan... You should not question them. Leen I'm sorry.... My behavior was unacceptable. Myuren No... it's alright. Don't worry about it, Leen. Leen Ah... yes, sir. Myuren In the end, we weren't able to acquire anything from the Saruto Ruins.... Well, that's not totally true... now that I think about it.... Ha, ha, ha, ha! Leen C-Commander Myuren! Myuren That boy was actually quite amusing.... Justin, was it? Leen Um... you know, Col. Miuren. It is quite unusual for you to be laughing like that. Myuren That little incident underground has put me in high spirits. It actually helped alleviate what normally would have been a tedious task. At any rate, it's time for us to depart, Leen. Our destination, the new world, Elencia! BACK IN PARM Sue Hey, Justin. I wonder what kind of adventurer Jin is? I can't wait to find out! *** Go to the tavern. Justin Here it is! Here it is! This is my first time in here so I'm really excited! Sue It's okay! It's okay! Nobody's gonna get mad so just go ahead and enter. Barkeep Oh, hey there! You're the ones who helped with the keys a while ago right? Thanks! I want to give you something to express my gratitude. Justin Aha, ha, ha... uh oh. But, well, I didn't think that you were going to be the one to thank us, Rulia. Rulia Quit it, Justin! You brought me the keys remember? Justin Eh?! You're that old lady from this afternoon?! Sue You mean you didn't know, Justin? Women can use magic to change their appearance. Rulia Me, use magic? Ha, ha, ha! That's funny Sue. Anyway, it looks like Jin isn't here today. You might just want to talk to some of the guests. See that man in the corner over there? He's always listening to Jin's stories. Go over and ask him about old Jin. *** Talk to the man in the corner. Man Jin, huh? That self proclaimed, "great adventurer" that waddles down here from the abandoned mines on Mt. Reck, right? Justin "Self proclaimed", huh? That doesn't sound too good... Anyway, I think that's the right guy. Tell me more about him. Man Hmm... Well, he said that when he was young he was the greatest adventurer in Mecina, but since there are so few job opporitunites for adventurers now, all does is sit in this bar all day talking about the "good ole' days" to all the drunkards in here, and when he's not in the bar he stays secluded in the old abandoned Reck Mines. Sue Hmm... I didn't think anyone lived in the Reck Mines. *** Try to leave. Sue Uh oh, Pooy accidently gobbled up some peanuts. Now we've got to apologize to Rulia. Pooy Puu, pu, puu... *** Talk to Rulia. Rulia So Pooy gobbled down some peanuts, did he? Justin I think he regrets it, so perhaps you could overlook this tiny thing? Rulia No... I can't overlook this, but perhaps if you did me a little favor... You see, when that Jin fellow came in here last time, he accidently left his wallet. I'd like someone to deliver it back to him... Justin No problem! We're heading up there anyway. We'll need take a train. Hmm... I know there's one that heads up to Mt. Reck from the train station in Parm. Leave it all to me!Rulia Oh yeah, Jin left his wallet in the tavern. Are you planning on going to Reck Mines? Pooy Puu! Puuu! Pu, pu, pu, puu! Sue Got it Pooey! Hey, Justin. Pooey's getting really hungry. Let's go home. *** Return to the Seagull Cafe. Lily Hey, Justin! BONK! Justin Oww! W-What was that for, Mom! I didn't track in any mud today! Lily And just what time do you think it is? You got me worried being out this late! Oh well, since you made it back safely, I guess it's okay. Get ready for dinner then. Justin and Sue Yeah!! AT DINNER Sue I hope that we get a pass after we visit Jin tomorrow, right Justin? Justin He must be a great adventurer. I can't wait to meet him. *** Select Sue. Sue You know, this Jin person must be pretty scatterbrained, since he forgot he about his wallet. Justin ... Yeah, even I wouldn't forget that. Sue How can you remember that and always forget to feed Pooy? Isn't that right, Pooy? Pooy Puu! Puu! *** Select Lily. Lily So you're going to Reck Mines to see Jin, huh? Well, I can tell you not to go because it's dangerous but that probably won't stop you--you being an adventurer and all. But since you won't be going alone, promise me that you'll protect Sue, okay? This is your responsibility! Justin Of course! Don't forget that I'm an adventurer! *** Select Justin. Sue We're going to the Reck Mines tommorow so that we can meet Jin. Don't forget, Justin! THE NEXT DAY Sue Good morning, Justin! Let's get going! *** Go to the train station in Parm and talk to the man inside. Man Oh hello, Justin! Do you want me to let you have another look inside the train? Justin No, today I want to go to the Reck Mines, so I can return this wallet to some guy named Jin. Man Is that so... So he lost that, huh...? Well, the tickets are on me. You can ride free today! Sue Really!? Thank you very much, mister! ************************************************************ * * * 04 The Reck Mines : Jin the Adventurer * * * ************************************************************ ARRIVAL AT RECK MT. Man Alright, you two, take care of yourselves out there! Justin Got it! Thanks! Sue Thank you, elderly man! Man So I'm an elderly man already? Ha, ha, ha... I just don't understand kids these days... *** Enter Jin's house. Justin Huh? There's nobody here. It looks like he just left the house without even bothering to lock it. Well I guess there's really nothing we can do about it now. I'll just put the wallet here. Jin Hey! Who the hell are you guys!!! What do you think you're doing just barging into my house without permission! Why you little thieves!!! Get your filthy hands offa' my wallet!!! Justin Huh!? No, no, you've got it all wrong! See, we're searching for a pass to... Sue Don't tell him about that, Jusitn! He won't understand! Tell him about the wallet! The wallet! Jin Fwa-ha-ha-ha! You youngins can't fool me! There's not a single chink in my armor; I'm ready for anything you've got! Ah! An idea! Maybe I can reform you! Yea, I'll lead you away from the dark side! Sue Justin, is this guy really Jin? He sure doesn't look like an adventurer to me. Jin Hey, you little runt! I WAS an adventurer-- the key word here being WAS! You fellas, on the other hand, are still actively adventuring I believe. Sue Wha, how did you know that? Justin Oh yeah, I nearly forgot! We've come here to ask for your help... *** After Justin tells his story... Justin So that's why we're here. Jin O-ho! Came here for a pass to the new world, have ya? Well let me ask you something, why do you want to go to Elencia? Justin I'm going to travel to eastern Elencia and discover Enjule! Jin What the- Enjule!? Hah, hah, hah! That's rich! Ee, hee, hee, hee! Justin What's your problem!? It's no laughing matter! I'm serious! Jin Oh? Ah, *HACK*! Sorry, sorry... It's just that, well... Enjule... Justin It DOES exist! I know! Jin Hmm... I think I can understand your story. I guess I should give you a pass... Justin Really!? Thanks! Jin Gyaah, I'm not through!! I can't just give it to you for nothing! Ahem, if thou surmount the test I have put before thee, I will bestow upon thee what ye desire! Now then, that's how adventurers are supposed to do things!!! Justin Ow! My ears! W-well... ok, I'm ready for this test! Sue That's the spirit, Justin! Jin Yeah, kid, you've got to keep your spunk! Ah, *HACK*! Now then, let's get started! Follow me to the mines, and remember, no wimpering will be tolerated! AT THE ENTRANCE Jin This is the entrance to the Reck Mines. A bunch of ancient monsters have taken up residence in here, and their groaning and growlings sounds are keeping me up at night. I want you to exterminate the leader of the monsters. If you do it, I'll give you a pass. And thusly, I have bestowed a great test upon thee! Sue Yikes, that place is dark and creepy looking. Jin Ah, *HACK*! Of course it is! Well then, are you going to just run home now? Justin Are you kidding!? We're headin' in! You wait here, Jin! Jin Hmm... I wonder if I should let them go in. I'm not sure if they can handle it... Ah yes, well, are you heading in right now or are you going to rest first? *** 3 Choices 1) Let me at them! 2) No, we'll go inside in a little while. 3) %%Save%% *** Defeat the boss within the mines. Sue We did it, Justin! Jin is certain to give us a pass now... W-what's going on!? Justin Ah! If we stick around here, we'll be buried! Let's get outta' here! *** Leave the boss's chamber. Jin What are you doing!? Over here... Get over here! Sue Oh! It's Jin! Jin Don't just stand there like an idiot! Come on! The mine's collapsing! *** After the escape. Jin You alright? Remember a world-class adventurer never gives up! You panicked under pressure and failed in noticing the escape route. You're hopeless! Sue Huh? You mean we failed? But we tried our very hardest! Jin Let me teach you something important; a true adventurer doesn't lose hope no matter what the circumstances! You must remember this lesson in Elencia! Furthermore, you must always try to maintain your devotion and... Justin Huh!? Jin, does that mean... Jin You two show great potential. Ah, and even if this turns out to be a wild goose chase you can always lie, eh? Here you go, the pass to the new world, Elencia. Take it, Justin. Justin Alright! Now we can go to Elencia! Sue Yay...! Um, cool! Hee, hee... Huh!? Am I imagining things or does something smell... odd? Jin Oh that's me. I'm so excited and happy I'm just soaking in sweat, blood, tears, and various other things I don't quite understand! E-hee-hee! Justin Eeeh! Sue Eek! Jin Alright, Justin, remember, you have wings, but those wings are for you alone. Justin Wings... for me alone... Jin But don't forget, during the hardest of times, an adventurer can't just depend on a pass. You have to trust your heart. That's because an adventurer's heart is his greatest strength. Now go forth! And just promise me one thing, Justin! I want you to return and tell me of places that I've never seen. I'll be waiting here for you! Justin I promise you, Jin! Well then, let's get going. Sue Thanks Jin! Wow, this is really great, Justin! Now let's go home. We can't be late! Justin Uh, Jin.. there's something I'd like to ask you... Jin It's about the little one, isn't it? Well there's only one thing I can say, you must walk this path alone, Justin... Got it? Sue What's the matter, Justin? Hurry up! Come on, let's go home! Justin Alright, alright... Thanks for the pass, Jin! It really means a lot to me. Jin Bye, Jin! Take care of yourself, okay? ************************************************* * * * 05 Parm : The Last Day * * * ************************************************* BACK AT THE TRAIN STATION Sue What's wrong, Justin? You've been keeping to yourself ever since we left Reck Mines. Justin R-Really? Don't worry, it's nothing. Sue Hey, I wonder what kind of place the new continent is? I betcha' it's fun and interesting! *** They move outside. Sue Wow! I can't believe we're both really going on an adventure! I'm sure everybody's going to be surprised. If we both leave though, Aunt Lily's going to be really sad. Justin Sue, please don't tell my mom anything about this. Sue Huh? What do you mean? I don't understand.... Justin Jin said that from this point on, it's not fun and games anymore. You'll have to stay here, Sue. Sue What are you saying, Justin? Didn't we both promise that no matter what happens, we'll always stick together? Justin I've already made up my mind. I can't take a kid along with me! Sue ... ... ...! Justin The ship will be leaving tomorrow. I'm planning on leaving early so it's okay if you don't see me off. Sue I'm not a kid.... I'm not a kid! What's going on, Justin! You wouldn't even have gotten that ship pass if I didn't help you out! Justin Sue.... Sue I don't know you! You can go ahead and die for all I care!!! *** Sue runs away. Justin I promise, Sue. Once I've become an adventurer, I'll come back. Then we can both go on an adventure together. What the-? *** Sue comes back to give Justin a little bit of love... Sue Justin!!! You rotten traitor!!! BAM!!!!!!!!!! Justin OWWWW!!! *** Head toward the Seagull Cafe. Gantz Hey, Justin! Just what the heck did you do now? I just saw Sue run by crying! Justin Gantz.... It was nothing... really.... Gantz O-ho! So you had an argument, huh? I guess I'm going to be Sue's wife after all! Justin Please take good care of Sue. Gantz H-hey now... what's wrong with you Justin? You're starting to creep me out! I'd normally expect you to give me a challenge after I say something like that. Hmmm... now I get it.... *** Talk to Lily. Lily Welcome home, Justin. Dinner's ready. I prepared your favorate dish today! *** 3 Choices 1) I'm... I'm going to look around town some more... 2) I'm ready to eat... 3) %%Save%% *** Choose 1. Lily What's wrong Justin? Your usual response is an ectstatic "My favorate!? ALRIGHT!!" Ah... it looks like Sue isn't with you. Did you make her upset again, Justin? Oh well, I don't know what you guys argued about, but I'm sure that you're old enough to realize your mistakes. Alright then, let's go eat. *** AT DINNER *** Select Lily. Lily You know, it's been awhile since we just ate by ourselves. I guess this isn't too bad. Still, I'm kind of sad that Sue's not here. Hopefully, she'll be back tomorrow. Justin Don't worry, mom. Starting tomorrow, Sue's gonna be here everyday.... I'm sure.... *** Select Lily again. Justin Oh, oh, this is just delicious! I don't think I've ever tasted anything so good since the day I was born! Lily A-ha-ha-ha! What an exaggeration! I've been cooking this for you the same way for years. Although, my cooking is one of my b points. Justin Err, well... but today it's especially delicous! Yeah, it's special today! Lily Uh huh... Boy, you're a strange child... Just when I thought I had you figured out... *** Select Lily. Justin Oh yeah, I nearly forgot. Mom, where are you storing all our photographs? Lily Photographs...? Oh, I think I put them in the drawer over there. Justin You put the one you took on my birthday over there too, right? The really cool-looking one where I'm brandishing a sword! Lily I think so... but why ask all of the sudden? *** Select Lily Lily Oh, by the way, the ship's leaving tomorrow. Are you going to see it? Justin Wha-wha-wha... *Gulp!* Why did you bring that up so suddenly? Lily Right now, you're just a kid, but when you get older, you'll start going on your own adventures.... Justin ... ... .... Lily Hey, Justin. Do you want to sleep next to mommy tonight? It'll be just like when you were a kid! Justin What are you talking about, mom? I'm not a kid anymore! And I certainly can't sleep there tonight! Lily Ha-ha-ha! Calm down, Justin! Don't you think you're being a little harsh? Ah... that was funny... you made me laugh so hard I started to cry... Justin M-mom... I... actually tomorrow I.... Lily ... I'm going to bed now, Justin. I'll just listen to what you have to say tomorrow.... Justin Oh.... alright... Good night, mom... Lily Hurry up and go to bed, okay? *** THE NEXT MORNING Justin Hmm... time for me to get ready. I guess I won't be seeing this room for a while. Okay, I'm off! *** Go downstairs. Justin I'm sorry father... sorry that I didn't tell mom that I was leaving. It's just that I want to go the new continent so I can be just like you and grandfather. I want to have all kinds of adventures and travel around the world. I'm finally going to be an adventurer... just like you... and it's all thanks to this stone you gave me! Thanks to it, I now know that the ancient civilization of Enjule is in Elencia. I wonder if you felt this way at the dawn of your adventures... I wonder if I can ever be like you... You were so strong and brave.. A true adventurer... Wow, this sure isn't like me, huh? Hey dad, I'm going to hang my picture right here so everyone can see it. I'll be back to tell everyone about my adventures. Goodbye, mom! (Nails picture). Well then, I'm off. *** Go near the museum and talk to the curator. Curator Morning, Justin! My, you're up early! Having another contest with Gantz? Justin There's something I need to apologize to you about, Mr. Curator... I broke that Koyokujin image... I'm very sorry! Curator So it was you, Justin? Well, since you were so honest about it, I forgive you! Now, why are up so early today? Justin He, he, well I'm boarding the early ship to New Parm today! I'm going alone... *** Talk to the curator again. Curator That's rather sudden... If I was the average person I'd probably try to stop you here, but, well, when I was young I disobeyed my parents a lot too. It was because of my burning desire to become a great scholar! Justin Wow! You really mean you made your parents angry too? Curator Ha, ha, ha! Doesn't everyone? *** Talk to the curator. Curator So it's New Parm you going to, eh? I'd like to give you 2 bits of advice... Do the things you enjoy doing, and write to your mom all the time. Justin The first one's easy. I'll be adventuring! But it might be difficult to send a letter from the places I'll be adventuring in... *** Talk to the curator. Curator Take care, Justin! I believe in you! Justin Thank you, Mr. Curator! PARM HARBOR *** Talk to the soldier outside the gate. Soldier You again?! How many times have I told you that only ship passengers and guests are allowed in here? Justin Hey, I have a ship pass right here, see? It's authentic too. Soldier Hmm... this one looks really old. It has a weird smell to it too. Well then, once you go through this gate, you can't go back out. Do you understand? *** 2 Choices 1) W-wait just a second! 2) Of course! Now open the gate. *** Choose 2 Soldier I see.... You take care now, okay kid? Remember kid, don't drink any unclean-looking water. It'll ruin your stomach. Justin He, he, he... thanks sir. Don't worry about me. I'm no ordinary kid, I'm an adventurer. *** After walking inside aways. Soldier Well, it looks like all the passengers for this voyage are already here. I guess I'll be going over to the Sea Gull Café to have breakfast. *** Try to go inside the ship. Sailor Hey there kid, hold on a second! Justin Oh great! It looks like Jin's pass is too old. Sailor What's that sticking out of your pocket? Leave your stuff sticking out like that and it's bound to get stolen! Justin Huh? Oh, thanks. I wonder if I should open it now. Eh? It's a letter. Sailor Hey, your slowing us down. Keep blocking the way like that and you're gonna be thrown overboard! Justin You've got to be kidding! Okay, okay, I'm moving out of the way! (Opens letter) It's a letter... from mom. To Adventurer's Guild President, Mr. Gauss. >From Skull Lily Do NOT read JUSTIN!!! There's this kid who has always been of no help to his parents whatsoever and does nothing else every single day but play around, pretending that he's an adventurer. He always comes home with cuts and bruises no matter how many times I hit him upside the head. This bad kid is my son. I still remember how much he cried, the day he realized that he'll never see his father again. Ever since that day, he's always wanted to be an adventurer. Anyway, this adventurer's name is Justin. He's a little bit too kind sometimes and is also very absent-minded. However, he has now finally started walking on his own two feet. He is really determined to work hard to follow his dream but he still can't do any manual labor. That's why I'm begging you to please take care of him. This kid is my son, Mr. Gauss. Please help him fulfill his dream. Justin Mom... she knew all along. Hey Justin! Knowing you, you're probably reading this letter without my permission! I've always expected you to eventually mature even just a little bit but it doesn't look like you've changed a bit. Make sure that you take care of your body. You're dad used to always say,"An adventurer's greatest asset is to have a healthy body." And one last thing... wherever you may go, always keep on thinking about your dream. Have a safe trip, Justin. Sailor Hey! What the heck are you doing?! You're the only one that we're waiting for! Get in! Get in! Justin Thank you, mother.... Well, I'll be on my way. ************************************* * * * 06 The Ferry Boat * * * ************************************* Towards Elencia... AFTER BOARDING Justin Now, let's have a look around this ship. *** Go inside room in center of nearby building, talk to the captain. Captain Ah, welcome aboard! Anything I can do for you? Justin He, he. No, I don't think so. Boy, this is a really cool ship! Captain Ha, ha, ha! Thanks. *** After exploring the ship for a while, attempt to return to the deck. Pooy Puu, puu... Justin W-what's Pooy doing here!? No, it can't be... ON DECK Sue Geez, guys! Just exactly how many times do you want me to keep repeating the same thing over and over!? I'm supposed to be here with Justin! Justin I knew it! It's Sue! *** Talk to Sue. Sue ...oh! There you are Justin! Justin Sue! What are you doing!? Sue With you gone, Parm's going to be so boring! That's why I decided to go with you on your journey. Besides, can you really do without me? *** Talk to the Captain. Captain You're Justin? You've perpetrated a truly heinous deed, and at such a young age no less... But since ancient times, we've dealt with stowaways by casting them overboard. Why, it's the Law of the Ocean! Justin Please forgive her! She's just a kid! I'll take care of her... Captain It's no good! If we don't abide by the Law of the Ocean, we'll all be cursed by the spirits! Okay men, up with this barrel! We're tossing it into the sea! Justin Aaah!!! Hey, wait a sec!! *** Talk to Sue. Sue They shouldn't be so stingy! I know they can afford to let one more person on board! Come on, tell them that Justin! Justin They just won't listen... Sue, you've really done it this time! *** Talk to the Captain. Justin Casting a little girl like her out to sea is just too much! You've gotta' figure out a way to save her from this fate! Captain Actually, there may be a way... I heard from the little one that you're going to become an adventurer. Is that right? Justin Ah yep, that's right! I'll be the greatest adventurer in the world! Sue Me too! Me too! Captain Hmm... Adventurers tend to be very similar to sailors, so the sprits might not curse us... Hmm... Oh, I've got it! You'll become part of the crew! Justin Huh? Captain Yes, if you're passengers, you're stowaways, but if you're shipmates, you certainly wouldn't be. Well then, how about it? Will you work for us until we reach the new world? That way, you can save this little girl *** 2 Choices 1) Is that so? Well, I don't know if I can trust you. 2) Ok. I guess we're shipmates then. *** Choose 2 Captain That settles it then. From this point on, you're an apprentice sailor, alright? Justin Got it! Sue Well, as long as I'm with Justin, I don't mind being a crew member! Captain ... Alright then, you there! Take these fellows to the crewmen's quarters. Sailor Aye aye, Captain! Captain Get plenty of rest, you two. From tommorrow onward, you'll be working hard. 2ND DAY Voice Justin, Justin! Sue Morning, Justin. Did you sleep well? Justin Yaaawn! No, I couldn't sleep at all. The snoring of the other sailors kept me awake... Sue Well, I'm also sleeeeepy... That bed was so hard and wet, and it felt simply horrible! And, what's more... Sailor Huh!? Attention, new recruits!! Quit sleeping the day away and get ready to work!! Justin Welp, shall we go? *** Talk to the sailor near your bed. Sailor Now listen up, new recruits! You used to be passengers, but now your apprentice sailors! And don't you forget it! Justin Got it! Sue Okayee! Sailor Alright, you two have been assigned to the deck. You'll get the details of your work up there. Oh yeah, and take this with you. *** You receive the key to the private cabins. Sailor Now then, if the passengers want anything you'd better serve them properly, got it? Alright, now get yourselves up to the deck! *** Talk to the man in the purple hat on the deck. Officer Ah, so you're the new apprentices, Justin and Sue. I see you came before I had to come get you. I like that. Ok, you may have already been told this, but all the newcomers on the ship are assigned to swabbing the deck. Now let's get right down to business, I want you to wax and polish this entire deck. Let me know when you're ready to begin. *** Talk to the officer again. Officer Ready? Before we begin, are sure you know how to do this type of work? *** 2 Choices 1) No, tell me how it's done. 2) Yeah, I know. I'm ready to start. *** Choose 1 Officer Power and speed are important in swabbing the deck. To begin swabbing press the "c" button. While you're holding the "c" button, your power and speed will increase. But be careful not to hold down for too long, or your power meter will become too high, and you'll get exhausted. The trick to it is to properly pace yourself. Also remember that you might get award if you do well, so try not to do a shoddy job. *** Choose 2 and attempt the minigame, this is the officer's response if you take over 70 seconds. Man Hey, hey!! Just what do you think you're doing taking your time like that!? And to think, you're supposed to be some adventurer! If you do this poorly tomorrow, you're fired, and I'll personally toss both of you into the ocean! DO YOU UNDERSTAND!? Justin Hey, it was our first try. We'll do much better from now on! *** Talk to the officer again. Officer Today's work is finished, you can go back to your rooms and get some sleep. Unless of course you want to get some more practice swabbing the deck? *** 2 Choices 1) Uh, I think I'll have to take a rain check on that. 2) I can take it! *** Choose 2 Officer Ho ho! What dedication! Then have another go at it! *** Go back to your quarters and talk to the sailor again Sailor Looks like you're finished. Ha, ha! I can tell by the tired look on your face. Now you can relax and get some sleep. 3RD DAY Sue ... Ow, ow, ow! Owww! I'm aching all over! Justin It's just some muscular pain, Sue! Don't worry, you'll get used to it! Since you're in pain, I'll try to handle most of the work today. Sue Thanks, Justin! *** Return to the deck and talk to the officer. Officer Ready? Let's get started. You do remember how to do this work, don' t you? *** 2 Choices 1) Umm, I forgot. 2) Let's go. *** Choose 2, this is his response if you finish the game around 55 seconds. Man Alright, looks as though we're through for today. Try to do it a little faster tomorrow. Justin Ugh, we have to do this every single day until we reach New Parm? Erggh... and it's all your fault, Sue! Sue Hey! You know this never would have happened if you didn't try to leave me behind! *** Attempt to return to your quarters. Man Ok, let's see here... I polished the lens up, and the light has been delievered safely... Justin Hey, hey, what's that for!? What a huge light! Man You don't know? Well, it's used to signal adventurers on shore. We use something like this all the time! You know, another passenger will be boarding soon, and, well... We've got to let the fellow know we're coming. Sue ...Someone's boarding!? Out here in the middle of the ocean?! Man That's right! I bet you'll be surprised when you hear this. The passenger happens to be the greatest adventurer in New Parm. Justin Wow, an adventurer!? Man This fellow's boarding early tomorrow morning, so don't sleep in! Justin This is unbelievable! The greatest adventurer in New Parm... THAT NIGHT Justin Hey Sue! What do you think the greatest adventurer in New Parm will be like? Well he's a great adventurer, so I bet he's a huge man with a beard and rippling muscles! Sue Mmurmr, mmmum... Yes, yes, surely, and he'll have 5 armmms, mmurmr, murmm... Justin Hey! You're half asleep... Anyway, when I do meet this adventurer, I wonder what I'll ask him? Maybe I should find out how he gets by dangerous traps, or ask him what the weak points of ferocious monsters are... He, he, I don't think I'm gonna get any sleep tonight! THE 4TH DAY Voice ... Justin! Jusitn!! You'll be sorry if you don't get up soon! Hey, Justin, wake up! Justin Ooh, mmm, just... just 10 more seconds... Sue Whaaat are you talking about, Justin!? You're not supposed to sleep late because that adventurer is coming! Justin .......! *** Runs to the stairs. Justin Hey, what are you doing, Sue!? If you don't hurry up, I'll leave without you! Sue ... Huh? Well, at least he's awake now. *** Go upstairs. Sailor ... Ya, yaa! How's this? Oh yeah! Sue Hey, what do you think he's doing? Justin How weird! He looks like an idiot! Justin Hey you! What're you doing? Sailor Oh, this...? This a hip way for sailors and adventurers to greet each other. You'll do it when you're older. Justin Hey, is that so? Then I'd better master it now. *** They practice it. Sailor No, no, no! Like this! Justin L-like this? Yeah, this is cool! Sue Boy... They just look like idiots. Sailor Yeh! You've got good form, kid! *** Go to the very end of the deck. (note: speech segment translation pending) Feena Hey! Who are you two? I haven't seen you before. Justin Err, ahem, I, I'm Justi... Sue Wow! A girl!? The greatest adventurer in the new world is a girl! Coool! Hey, she's also beautiful. Don't you think so, Justin?! Feena He, he. Thank you. Captain, could you introduce these two to me? Captain Yes, yes, this is the first time you've met. These fellows are apprentice sailors. This one is Justin... and here's Sue. Feena Hmm... I'm Feena, pleased to meet you! Sue Hey, hey, Justin! Raise your hand and do that special greeting! Justin Ok! It's a good thing I was just practicting. *** Starts flailing his arm. Justin I'm... Justin!! Please to meet you! Feena ...! *** Shakes his hand. Feena Aha, ha, ha, don't you know? This real adventurers and sailors use to greet each other. Well, yes, for right now let's han-nnd-shay-kk! When you're promoted, we'll high five. Captain ...Well, shall we go, Feena? Justin, you know what they say about idle hands... Feena Good luck with your work, you two. Then... let's go, Captain. Justin Man! I wish people would treat me like I was just another person, instead of a little kid... Sue But wasn't that cool!? I want to be just like her. Justin The greatest adventurer in the new world, huh...? She certainly was cute... THE 5TH DAY Sue Ohhh, how boring! Yet another day of swabbing the deck! Justin Hey, what are you talking about, Sue!? It's better than being cast out into the ocean, isn't it!? That's all thanks to me, you know!? Sue ... Huh!? It's clean? Who did this for us? Voice Hey you! You're late! You're late! Feena You'll never be real sailors if you oversleep like that! Oh well, morning, Justin and Sue! Looks to be another hot day today. Justin Hey, you remember our names? I thought you weren't even paying attention to us... Feena
Well, the memory of great adventurers is legendary! Anyway, I just thought we could talk and clean this deck together... but you never came. You know, you've got a long ways to go before you become a real sailor. Justin Hey, that's pretty harsh... Anyway, I'm an adventurer not a sailor! Feena Adventurer, huh? The captain said you were apprentice sailors. Justin Oh, well I'm hiding my identity right now! There is a very important reason behind it. You see, Sue... Sue What do you think you're doing!? Hey, you're gonna get me tossed overboard! Feena Tossed? Sue Yeah, yeah, listen, Feena! Justin was really mean to me and... *** Later Justin ... and that's what happened. See, wasn't that a spectacular adventure? Sue See!? Now do you understand why I said Justin was so mean? Feena Ah, ha, ha! Well, I can see that you're really good friends! Ha, ha, ha... that's funny! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! Sue Ok, ok, Feena, tell us your story! I'm sure we're not the only ones with a clever story! Feena Hmm, right... So what should I talk about? *** 3 Choices 1) What type of adventures do you go on? 2) Boy, I'd like to have some adventures in the new world... 3) Feena, do you live in New Parm? *** Choose 1 Feena Hmm, I guess I can't tell you all about that in one sitting. Since, it's still several days before we reach New Parm, I'll tell you a little about my adventures everyday! Justin Ugh, that means we're going to be swabbing the decks for a long time... Shoot! Being an apprentice is such a pain! Feena Aha, ha, ha! Oh, it won't be so bad! I'll help you! It'll be fun! Sue Wow! Thanks, Feena! *** Choose 2 Feena So, you want to be the greatest adventurer in the world, huh? Sue We're going to the adventurers' society in New Parm. Have you joined it, Feena? Feena Ye... yes... Of course I've joined. Feena .... That's right... We'll should go adventuring together, it would be lots of fun! *** Choose 3 Feena Where I live? Yeah, it's right near New Parm. It's a nice place, and I live there by myself. Sue By yourself? That's great! Isn't that wonderful, Justin? Feena My parents died a long time ago. I used to live with my older sister, but... now we live seperately. *** After choosing all 3 choices... Feena .... The wind... all of the seagulls suddenly... I... I'm going to talk to the captain right now. You should go back to your sleeping quarters. Bye! Justin Hmm, she was laughing just a second ago, and then she suddenly became so grave and serious... I wonder what happened? Sue Hey, look! There's not a single seagull in the sky anymore! Justin That's right... Somehow I have a feeling that something exciting is about to happen! Let's go check it out! *** Go inside the captain's room... Feena ... Captain! The winds have changed, the ocean has become turbulent, and strange clouds are beginning to form..... Captain This is terrible. We must act quickly. We should begin gathering the crew together right away... Feena Somehow... I have a terrible feeling about all this. Justin Feena, what's going on!? Feena Nothing. Now don't worry about a thing, you two. Please, just go back to the crew quarters and relax, ok? Sue Justin, let's go back to our room. It looks like they're doing something important. Feena Captain, we must do all we can to change directions. Quickly, summon the crew together! Captain ... But, Feena... you don't suppose it's that ghost ship that's rumored to exist? Perhaps that's what your terrible feeling is about. Feena Now bring that up again! The ghost ship is nothing but a ridiculous superstition! Justin Hey, a ghost ship!? Tell me more! Feena Justin, did you hear me? I thought I told you to go to your quarters and rest. Justin Hey, do you think you can boss me around? Feena Justin, this isn't some childish game. Be a good boy and do as I say. Sailor Ms. Feena... It's... it's horrible! Come to the deck right away!! Justin and Feena ! Feena Captain, I'm going to try to calmly inform the crew of this, and order them to mobilize. The passengers are probably getting nervous.... Captain Nooo, this can't be happening!! If this is the real ghost ship, we're doomed, doomed I tell you!! Sue Justin, come on, let's go back to our room... Justin We can't go back! Seems like a great adventure is brewing. Let's head to the deck! *** Head to the deck. Sue Justin, wait up!! Justin Unbelievable! It is the real ghost ship! Simply unbelievable! Sue Wow...... Uh, I have a feeling we should leave now.. Justin Yeah, we're heading in! My true adventures shall begin with the total extermination of the ghost ship! Voice How pitiful! Are there any real sailors on this ship?! Sue Oh, that's Feena's voice! Sue Over here, Justin! *** Go over there. Feena Now one thing is clear... If we don't do anything about this mysterious vessel, we'll never arrive in Elencia alive! Why, the lives of the passengers are at stake! Men, show me your true sailing spirit! Captain, their orders please? Captain ... It's no good, no good! We're already doomed! The ghost ship has appeared, and now we're all gonna die!! Feena It's nothing but a ruined ship! The ghost ship is merely a superstition. Now, rally your crew! Captain But, but... when that ship appeared... the engine stopped... Feena Snap out of it!! If you can't control yourself, you're nothing but a bushel of spineless seaweed! Crew Bu-but Feeenaaa.... what can we do? I mean, we're facing the ghost ship here.. and aren't we just sailors? And if our ship can't move, what can we really do...? Feena Don't say such pathetic things!! Are you not men of the sea....!? *** No response Feena Well, looks like I'll have to solve the riddle of this ship myself. Now then! Who will accompany me in the task of exploring this ship:? Are there no valorous men among you? *** Talk to Feena Justin Don't worry, Feena! We'll go with you! Feena Justin... *** Resumes speaking to the crew. Feena So everyone, these children are the only displaying any valor! Are there any heroes among you that will come with me?! Justin Hey! I said I'd go with you! I'm going to exterminate that ghost ship! Feena Exteriminate a ghost ship!? What a ridiculous idea! A real adventurer wouldn't believe in ghosts, and you certainly aren't a real adventurer. *** To the crew. Feena Justin is going to calmly and obediently wait aboard this ship. *** 3 Choices 1) Well, if I don't go, who's going with you!? 2) I'm worried about you, Feena. 3. Rather clever of you to obtain such a monopoly on all the adventures on this ship. *** Choose 1 Justin If I don't go, who's going with you!? Besides this an adventure, and I'm an adventurer! Feena But do you really understand this situation? I don't even if know if you'll be of any use to me! You'll proably just slow me down... I'm sure of it! *** Choose 2 Justin I'm worried about you, Feena. I can't just let a little girl go off into that frightening ship... Feena .... A little girl!? How rude! Why, I'm a professional adventurer, and an amateur adventurer like yourself need not worry about me! I can take care of myself! *** Choose 3 Justin So, we finally get the chance to do something exciting on this ship, and you try to keep the fun all to yourself! Feena Justin, stop thinking like such a simpleton! Adventuring is not a game. You could be killed. And furthermore, thinking of it in that way reveals your total lack of experience! Justin That's it! I'll just take care of this myself! Sue Huh!? B-but... Feena Well... this is troubling... Sailor Feena, as per your orders, I've prepared a way for you to cross over into the ghost ship. Feena In that case, there's no time to lose... Oh alright, Justin, you can come with me! But promise me you'll return to the ship if you find you can't handle this, alright? Justin Alright! I promise! Feena Then let's get going ! ****************************************** * * * 07 The Ghost Ship * * * ****************************************** The Investigation AFTER BOARDING THE GHOST SHIP Justin This is cool! I can't believe we're on a real ghost ship. Feena How many times do I have to say it!? Ghost ships aren't real! Justin Oh, come on! I know you've never seen anything like this! Sue Uh, Justin, how are we going to get down from here? Justin How? Why, like this! Justin leaps down. Feena Errg, that boy... Sue Justin, wait for us! *** Sue and Feena jump down. Justin Ooh... Heh, heh! Boy, I'm excited! Feena Calm down! You're not concentrating! Justin Sorry, sorry. But my adventuring blood stirs, and I can't help it. Heh, heh. *** Go near the circular hole in the ship. Feena Looks like we can jump down to the lower part of the ship from here... I'll go first, then you follow. *** They all jump down. Sue Hey, it's pitch black in here. I can't see a thing. Feena Ok, you both made it.. Stay alert, and watch your step. Justin No need to tell me. I'm a world-class adventurer, I'm always prepared! What's this...? Feels strange... Feena Ahh! Justin, you pervert! (slap!) Justin Ahhhhhhowwwww!!! Feena Ugh! Justin, stop goofing around! Justin Hey! So, I'm just following behind, minding my own business... and you then suddenly stop moving! How am I at fault!? Where was I goofing around!? Feena Justin, you weirdo, don't you know?! Oh, forget it. Let's move on Sue Justin, you naughty boy! *** Walk around the corner into a room, walk through that room until you reach a hole in the floor. Feena We can jump down to a lower area of the ship from here too. *** Jump down, walk to a rope, and climb up. Then, walk up steps to some meat. Feena Justin, look out! Feena Justin, are you alright? Were you injured? Sue Wow, Feena! That was cool! Boy, Justin seems so incompetent compared to you. Justin Hey! So I was a little unprepared for that, no big deal! *** Solve the lever puzzle, go through the next room, go upstairs, and, finally, go near the shut door closest to the stairs. Justin This door is locked... Hmm... I can't open it. Feena Hey, let me try... There! It's open. Sue Wow, Feena can do anything! *** Go to other shut door. Feena Stay alert! I've got another bad feeling... A feeling like an animal is stalking us. Justin But, Feena, this is a ghost ship! Why would animals be here? Feena Justin... I know there's one near here. Justin Huh? Right near here...? You're not talking about me are you!? Feena Justin... unless you start paying closer attention to what's going on, you're life will be in perpetual danger. *** Go inside and look at the book on the desk. Justin Uh, what's this? Feena .... it looks like the ship's log. Perhaps this could help understand what happened to this ship. I think I'll read through some of it. "Our ship was suddenly snatched by a giant tenticle, and then, before we knew it, we were drawn into a battle to the death. Unless we defeat this accursed monster, we will never see the sight of land again." ... Then it ends. Sue A "monster"? I wonder what it's like... Feena Shh! Quiet... I sense something! Get ready! *** A monster appears. Feena Watch out!! It's the monster! *** After killing the octopus beast... Justin So this ship was attacked by that monster...? Feena Yes, that must be it... That beast probably devoured all the people aboard this ship... Justin Woah, woah, woah! What's happening?! Feena Oh no! The ship is sinking! Justin, we've got to get out of here! If the ship capsizes, we're done for! *** Go to the upper deck. Sue Wha-what should we do!? The water is already up here.. Feena We're alright! Just leave everything to me. World-class adventurers are always prepared with an escape plan. *** Feena brings down a rope. Feena Now hurry! Climb up this rope! BACK ON BOARD THE FERRY BOAT. Sailors ... Hurrah, hurrah! You're back! We were so worried about you! Justin No need to worry. Why, that ship was a lot easier than swabbing the deck! Sailor Wow, really!? Oh yeah, the ship should start moving again soon. Engineers are working to repair the engine as we speak. Justin Really? That's great! So I guess that squid stopped the ship, huh? What an awful beast. Feena Well, didn't I tell you? It wasn't ghosts at all, right, Captain? Captain Right again, Feena! Now we're back on course to Elencia, safe and sound. I'm greatly indebted to you... Feena Captain! I had help you know! You must thank Justin and Sue too! Only our combined strength could destroy that horrible ship. Captain Is that so? Well... I guess I didn't really think you two fellows had what it takes... Feena Well, to be honest with you... I didn't think so either... but you did great! For your first adventure, I give you a 100 out of 100, perfect score! Feena You're pretty cool, Justin. Justin Eh, hehe... well it wasn't... somehow, I feel so awkward... Sue Hey, Justin! Why's your face all red? Pooy Puu, puu! Justin Huh, what're you talking about, Sue!? Sue Aha, ha, ha! *** Back to the crew quarters. Talk to the sailor near your bed. Sailor You two did a great deed today! I have a totally different opinion of you guys now! Why, you weren't just boasting when you said you were an adventurer, were you? Anyway, you probably want to just get to bed now. The ship is safe now, thanks to you, so you can sleep without worry. *** 3 Choices 1) I want to stay up and talk with the passengers a little more. 2) I'm going to bed now. 3) %%%Data Save%%%% *** Choose 1 Sailor Really? Well don't overexert yourselves. Sleeping is one of the most enjoyable parts of this job, you know? *** Choose 2 Sailor Well, have a nice night. You'll resume swabbing the deck tomorrow. Sue Whaaat? Back to swabbing the deck? I thought we were the saviors of this ship! Sailor Well, you are, but you're apprentice sailors too, and apprentice sailors have to swab the deck. Alright, now to bed with you! THE NEXT DAY Sue Justiiiin, good morning... *sigh* Let's goooo swab the deck... *** Head toward the deck. Officer ... Hmm? Justin, Sue, did you come to swab the deck? I'm very sorry about this, but... you've been fired! No more swabbing the deck for you two... Justin F-fired? Why? Sue No! How could you?! We've been so dilligent in doing our work! Officer Aha, ha, ha, ha! Don't be so upset! Now listen to me. We've arrived in the new world, Elencia! This voyage is finally over! Justin Really!? Officer Aha, ha, ha! Well go up and see for yourself! Don't just stand there! Go up! Sue Justin, what is it? Justin I can see it! Over there!! Sue Oh!? Wait up, Justin! *** They run to the end of the ship. Sue Wow! It's huge, just think of all the adventures we could have in a place that big! Pooy Puu, puuu! Sue Don't worry, Pooy, I'm sure this continent has food on it! Uh, Justin, are you awake? Justin The new world... We finally made it.. Feena Morning, Justin, Sue! Sue Oh, hi Feena! Feena Hm... it's been a long time.. *** Looks at Justin and Sue. Feena ... I see, this must be the first time you've seen the new world... Well, a big welcome to the both of you! Welcome to New Parm! Welcome to the land of your hopes and dreams, Elencia! Justin Land of... hopes and dreams... Feena ... That's right, your dreams will surely come true here, Justin..! Sue Hey, Justin! We've gotta get ready to get off the ship! Feena Tell me when you're ready to disembark! We'll go together! *** Talk to the captain. Captain Justin, Sue... you two gave it your best on this ship. You were hard working sailors, and were great adventurers as well. Now try to keep this up in the new world! Justin Aye, Captain! I'll try my best! Sue As long as we don't get cast into the sea, I think we're okay. *** Talk to the captain again. Captain And Sue, you do know that if you hadn't stowed away, Justin could have stayed a passenger for the entire voyage, don't you? Sue Yes, I understand! Justin Yeah, but it all turned out ok. I had a good experience. Sue I guess it was a good idea to sneak on board after all! *** Talk to Feena again. Feena So, are you two ready? *** 2 Choices 1) Sorry! There are still people left I have to say goodbye to. 2) Oh, of course! *** Choose 1 Feena He, he... That's just like you to make so many friends in such a short span of time! *** Choose 2 Feena Alright! We're finally going to set foot on New Parm! ***************************************** * * * 08 New Parm * * * ***************************************** The Adventurers' Society NEW PARM HARBOR Justin Yeah! Yahoo! Sue Yay! We're the first ones off! Wow! So we really made it all the way to the new world by ourselves! Justin Yeah! And now I can finally begin my great adventure! Pooy Pupuu! Puupuu! Feena Aha, ha, ha. You two certainly are excited about all this... So, Justin, what do you plan to do now that you're here? Justin Well, first of all, I'm going to the adventurers' society here. My mom gave me a letter so that I can get in. Feena Really? The adventurers' society, huh? Now how can I put this... I guess this where we part ways. Sue Huh!? Feena, you're not coming with us? Feena I'm sorry. I can't. I'm leaving New Parm for my house at the end of the Meril mountain trail. If you'd like, you could come visit me there! Justin Oh! We'll go as soon we check out New Parm! Sue Bye, Feena! Feena Ah, wait!! Justin W-what's wrong, Feena? Feena Eheh, heh, heh. I almost forgot something important. Now Justin, raise your hand. Justin Wha!? Why...? Feena Don't worry! Just raise it! Come on, hurry up!! *** Justin raises his hand. Feena Hmm... let's see here... Like this...? Yes, that's it! *** They do a high-five. Justin Feena...! Sue Hey, it's that special adventurer greeting! Great work, Justin! Feena He, he... I think you have what it takes to be an adventurer, Justin. I'd like to adventure with you again sometime! Then, farewell for now! May the spirits protect you during your great adventures! *** Go inside the building (adventurers' society information desk) in the harbor area. Talk to the man behind the desk. Clerk Yawn... mmm, I'm so sleepy today... I wonder if I'd get paid if I slept all day..? Huh? What's your business here? Justin What's my business? I just came here to become an adventurer. Clerk Oh boy... Well you have to follow the standard procedure. Go to the plaza in the center of town, our main office is there.. Yawn. CENTRAL NEW PARM *** Go to the adventurers' society in the center of town (it's heavily decorated) Talk to woman at desk. Receptionist Welcome, come on in! What kind of adventure do you wish to go on? We here at the adventurers' society are prepared to send you on an adventure that will satisfy your demanding standards! Justin Prepared an adventure? I don't quite understand what you mean... Oh, I see! We want to go to Alent! The center of the Enjule civilization! Receptionist Alent of the Enjule civilization? I'm afraid we don't have a tour to Alent prepared. There is a ruin of Enjule to the far south of here... Justin Really!? Well, maybe I'll find a way to Alent if I go there! So how do I get there? Receptionist I'm very sorry but, a tour to Domu would be dangerous, and we don't handle dangerous tours for our customer's sake. Justin You won't go if it's dangerous... An adventure isn't an adventure unless it's dangerous! *** Talk to her again. Receptionist Perhaps you'd like to become an adventurer...? Well, why didn't you say so? To become a member of the adventurers' society you have to get the chairman's permission. He's in the room behind me. Justin If I become a member, will someone help me get to Domu? Receptionist Why, nobody travels to Domu, but we will give you a map of the new world if you become an adventurer, so you can get there yourself. *** Try to go in the room behind her. Voice If you want to enter the chairman's room, tell me the password! You can't enter unless you get it righty-o, oh, oh! Justin The password!? *** Talk to the receptionist again. Receptionist Oh yes, oh yes... If someone asks you the password say, "I'm the servant of the great Pakon, oh!" Got it? Justin The great Pakon...? My mom's letter was addressed to someone named Gaus... Receptionist The chairman's room is over there, ok? The meaning of that password is a private matter. *** Try to go in the room again. Voice If you want to enter the chairman's room, tell me the password! You can't enter unless you get it righty-o, oh, oh! *** 3 Choices 1) The great Pakon is the most handsome guy in town, oh! 2) I'm the servant of the great Pakon, oh! 3) We all yearn for the great Pakon, oh! *** Choose 1 or 3 Voice Hoo, hoooo! That's true, that's true! But I'm afraid it's not the password, so you can't enter-o, oh, oh! *** Choose 2 Voice Bingo! Feel free to enter-o, oh, ohhhhh! *** Talk to man behind desk. Pakon I'm the Pakon, the chairman of the adventurers' society-o, oh, oh! What's your business here? Justin Ehh!! You're the chairman!? Now way! I was certain the chairman was named Gaus! Pakon My father, Gaus, died a long, long time ago. I'm the chairman now-o, oh, oh, oh! Justin Hmm... So that explains it... Sue Justin, just tell him you want to join the society! Justin Hmm... Well, if Gaus is dead, I guess I have no choice. I have to ask this dweeb... Alright, we want to join the society. What do we have to do? Pakon We have the adventurers we can handle right now-o, oh, oh. You're out of luck unless you can convince one of the other adventurer's to hand over his adventuring pass-o, oh, oh. Justin Now wait just a second! Look at this, you! This is letter from my mom introducing me to Gaus! My father was an adventurer too. He knew your father... Pakon Hehh, hehh... So that's it... heh? You think you can get an adventuring pass that easily, heh? Well I'm the one who decides whether you get a pass or not-o, oh, oh! How 'bout if I just toss this little scrap of paper away...? What do ya think of that? *** Talk to him again. Pakon This little scrap of paper is a new pass I made after becoming chairman-o, oh, oh! Nice, huh? Justin What, what is that!? Feena's picture is on the front, and there's something pink... Sue Yes, I can see that! Pakon Feena looks so cute on the front-o, oh, oh! Feena is the best adventurer here... I'm engaged to her-o, oh, oh! We'll make such a cute couple, and we'll be married very soon-o, oh, oh! Justin Is that true!? How could Feena marry a weirdo like you!? Pakon H-h-how could you say such a rude thing!? Now I'll never let you enter the society-o, oh, oh... *** Talk to him again. Pakon Hey, don't forget that you're my servant, you cheeky boy. Justin What do you mean, your servant!? I don't remember being made your servant! Pakon No, no, when you entered here you said it-o, oh, oh! You said "I'm the servant of the great Pakon, oh!" Justin Uh, I guess I did... *** Talk to him again. Pakon I'll never let a rude guy like you enter the adventurers' society-o, oh, oh. So get out of here-o, oh, oh. Justin Hmmph, then I guess I'll take my leave now! I don't need to enter this ridiculous society! I can handle this on my own! *** Leave the room. Justin Geez, I didn't know the chairman was such a freak... I wonder if Feena is actually engaged to that guy? What do you think, Sue? Sue Hmm... well it's difficult to say... Feena sure has bad taste if she's engaged. Well, we really have no way of knowing one way or the other right now... Anyway, why don't we go visit Feena's house? She'll surely lend us a map. Remember, Feena's house is outside Parm at the end of the Meril mountain trail, right? Let's go! *** Leave town and travel through the Meril road to Feena's house... *************************************** * * * 09 Feena's House * * * *************************************** A Conversation with Feena INSIDE FEENA'S HOUSE Justin Wow, is this Feena's house? It sure seems well made... I wonder if she built herself? Sue Cool! All the furniture looks like it was hand-made by her. Hey, why don't we have look around? *** Look at the um... pantaloons. Sue Ohhh! Look, look, Justin! Doesn't that look cuuute! I want a pair! Justin Sue, you mustn't touch that. I think Feena will be upset... W-what is that!? It's her p-panties!! *** You took Feena's panties! Voice Hey! Justin, Sue, thanks for coming over! *** She steps in. Feena I'm glad to see you. Boy, you sure got here quickly... Justin Huh!? No, no, no, you're mistaken! That, this... Argh! Sue!? Sue Hello, Feena! Feena ...Justin? What is that you're holding...? Eeee! Justin!! What are you doing!? Those are mine! *** Feena's panties were taken away from you. Feena Why! I should have known... scattering all my things around... Justin N-no, Feena it's not that... Sue What's wrong, you two? Your faces are so red. Feena Those were sort of dirty... W-well! Aren't you two hungry? Let's eat! *** After eating. Justin Ahh... that was great! I'm actually sort of surprised that you're so skilled at cooking. Sue This mint tea is soooo delicous! Feena, you know how do everything! Justin But, Feena, you live out here by yourself, right? Don't you ever get lonely? Feena Yes, I do... But if you stayed here with me I probably wouldn't be lonely... *** 2 Choices 1) I-I can't do that. I have adventures to go on... 2) R-really? Well then I guess I'll do that... *** Choose 1 or 2 Feena Aha, ha, ha, ha! It was a joke! A joke! Did you think I was serious, Justin? Justin Wha-what? A joke? Well I guess I wasn't really sure about it... *** Feena says this only if you choose 2... Feena He, he... Still, I'm glad you said that... *** The following occurs if you chose 1 or 2... Feena Well, anyway, did you come here to talk to me about something? So what is it, Justin? *** 3 Choices 1) Can you lend us a map of the new world? 2) Are you engaged to the chairman of the adventurers' society? 3) Will you adventure with us? *** Choose 1 Justin We want to go to the Domu Ruins, so can you lend us your map of the new world? Feena Hey, you didn't join the adventurers' society? If you become a member, they'll give you a map. Justin I gave up trying to join! Those jerks over there aren't even adventurers! They're nothing but tour guides! Especially the chairman! What was wrong with him!? How did a klutz like him become chairman, anyway!? Sue But Feena's different! She's a real adventurer. Feena Umm, I'm in bind here... According to the society's rules, you can't hand over a map to someone who isn't an adventurer. So... if I lent you this map, I wouldn't be able to get work as an adventurer... Is that all you wanted to ask me, Justin? *** Choose 2 Justin Now how do I put this..? The chairman of the adventurers' society, Pakon... he was saying something strange... Something about you two being engaged... Feena Stop! To think we're engaged... Pakon's just spreading a rumor!! That Pakon... no matter how many times I refuse him, he just won't listen. I can't stand it anymore! I went home as soon we got off the boat, because I didn't want to see him. I really wanted to show you around town. Sue Aha, so that's it! I thought that was strange. Isn't that a relief, Justin? Feena So, Justin, is that all you wanted to ask me? *** Choose 3 Justin Feena, will you adventure with us? We're going to find the legendary Enjule! Feena Didn't you say something about that when you were talking about Saruto... in Mecina? Isn't it cool how the ruins of the ancient civilization seem to be alive? Sue They really are alive, Feena! A girl named Riethe said so! She said we should go to Alent! Feena Huh, so that really happened?! So, Justin's Spirit Stone is real!? I thought for certain that was just something Justin dreamed up... Wow, that's unbelievable! That's a great discovery! Justin In any case, I'm sure many of the secrets of Enjule are hiding in Domu as well! Let's journey there together, Feena! Feena Thank you for inviting me, Justin. But.... I can't. It's against the rules of the adventurers' society to go on an adventure without permission. Justin What?! Feena! You talk about nothing but rules, rules! How can there be times when an adventurer isn't allowed to adventure out into the world!? Feena Justin, stop acting as though a pro is the same thing as an amateur. I always obey the rules precisely. It's my way of doing things. Adventures who break the rules have their pass invalidated and are banished from the society. Do you understand, Justin? How horrible it is for an adventurer to be unable to adventure? So, for me, this pass.. Justin No I don't understand! You can't adventure with a pass, and even if you do have one, you have to be constantly subject to the society's approval of where you adventure! If that really is the case, you can't call yourself an adventurer at all! Adventurers are like the wind! Adventurers have to follow their own path, Feena! Feena ....... Justin Why are you so quiet, Feena? Feena, you're not like those fools at the society, right? Right!? Feena T-that is... Sue What's that music? Voice .....Feena my loooove! I've come to see you-o, oh, oh, ohhhhhh! Sue "Oh, oh, oh"...? Justin! That voice...! Feena W-wait here, Justin. I'll go outside and see what's going on. Voice Ahhhhhh! Sue Justin! That's Feena's voice!! Justin Huh? Where's Feena? Sue Justin! Over there!! Feena Leave this place, Pakon! This the 2nd time I've told you never to come here! Pakon Tonight is the night our 2 hearts will become entwined forever-o, oh, oh! We'll be married, and we can wash each others pants-o, oh, oh! Feena Wash your own pants! Haven't I already told you I have no desire to marry you!? Pakon I can understand that you feel awkward about this-o, oh, oh. But i know you really love me-o, oh, oh! Plus, if you won't marry me, I'll invalidate your adventuring pass-o, oh, oh, ohhhhhh! And then you won't be able to go an adventures, will you-o, oh, oh!? Feena Pakon...! That has nothing to do with this! Justin Hey, Pakon! You slug! Don't you see that Feena despises you!? Pakon Why were you in Feena's house-o, oh, oh? Just who are you? Justin W-what? That... Mmm.. I'm her friend... right? Feena No! You're.. you're my fiancee! Sue What?! Justin Huh? H-hey... Feena!? Feena Shhh! Just play along. Maybe if Pakon believes us, he'll give up trying to marry me. *** To Pakon. Feena I love him, Pakon. He proposed to me 1 year ago... but we weren't able to be married. Justin T-that's right, that's right! Keep your hands off my woman! Feena I'm sorry I kept this a secret from you, Pakon, but I'm sure you'll find someone else, and she'll be just right for you. Pakon ....I feel sorry for you, Feena. This man has tricked you into loving him... But I will save you-o, oh, oh! In fact I brought my bodyguard along just in case something like this happened-o, oh, oh. ....Mr. Chan! Come on over here! Chan Hiyaaa! *** He knocks Justin out. Voice Justin! Justin Mmph... Huh? I'm here...? Sue Yay, Justin! You're awake! Justin I see... That guy named Chan must of knocked me out....!! Sue! What happened to Feena!? Sue Those guys forced her to go with them. They were saying something about a wedding ceremony. Hey, Justin... what should we do? Justin I've know what I must do, Sue! I'm going to rescue Feena, and teach Pakon a lesson he won't soon forget!! Sue I thought you would say that! Let's head to New Parm! *************************************** * * * 10 New Parm, The Church * * * *************************************** NEWPARM *** Head to the church and try to get in. Sign No public admittance at this time. *** Talk to the girl with a red hat on nearby. Girl Ohhhh... I want to see Feena's weddingdress~! Now, if only I had an invitation~! Hmm...I wonder if I should sneak in from the storehouse behind the Church... Sue Huh? From the storehouse?! Girl Um, yeah. There's a hidden passageway inside there. But it's really dangerous. He, he,I don't think I could make it. *** Go to the storehouse and jump into the hole within. Find your way through the sewer dungeon and walkup a stair of boxes to a doorway. Justin Alright! Looks like this is where wemake our entrance! *** They enter. Sue Look, Justin! Justin Yikes! Looks like they've already started! Minister Yaaawn... Do you Pakon take Feena to be your lawfully wedded wife... Do you promise to love her in sickness... and in health..., and tobe faithful to her until death does you part..? Pakon Yes, yes, yessss! I promise-o, oh, oh,ohhhhh!! Feena Mmmm, mmmm, mnghmgh. Minister Good... And now if any person can show just cause why this couple should not be united, let them speak now or forever hold their peace... Feena MM! MMNGG! Justin What on earth are you doing?! Father, can't you see that this is unjust! Minister Uh... finally... you may now kiss the bride and be forever united in holy matrimony... Justinand Sue He's gonna kiss her!? Feena NGGG! NGGGGG! Pakon Feena... I'm going to kiss you now. Here I come. Pucker up. Feena MMMU!! MMMU!! Pakon It's alright-o, oh, oh.. I'll kiss you gently. Oh, but it will be hard to restrain myself-o, oh, oh! Justin Crap! Pakon, you slime! If you don't stop right there, I'll... Sue Justin, we've got to get down from here! Hurry! Justin Let's go, Sue! *** The leap down. Justin Get away from her! If one drop of your saliva touches her, I'll kill you! Pakon Oh? Oh, oh!? Feena Bffgn! Justin Let Feena go, Pakon! I'm ending this wedding ceremony right here!! Sue That's right! A wedding is supposed tobe a girl's dream come true! We simply won't allowthis!! Pakon Uh-hyuk-yuk-yuk-yuk-yuk! You will not obstruct this ceremony-o, oh, oh! Dr. Chan! Comeon in! *** Zooms out. Pakon Dr. Chan is here for just such an occasion-o, oh, oh!! Justin So you've returned! You won't get the better of me this time! Chan .................... Kill! Pakon Waaaah, waaaah! What have you done-o,oh, ohhhhh!? You've spoiled my wedding!! Justin It was spoiled from the start! What a wedding! You tried to force Feena to marry you! Pakon So what-o, oh, ohhhhh! I, the great chariman of the adventurers' society, ordered this marriage to take place! Or perhaps you'd prefer to turn in your adventuring pass, Feena? Feena ........ Pakon I'll forgive you, Feena-o, oh, oh. Come to me, my sweet-o, oh, ohhh! Justin Feena! Come with us! Let's get out of here! *** She moves toward Pakon. Justin Feena!! Pakon Hah, you have to come to me-o, oh, oh.If you don't have a pass you can't go adventuringat all. Feena Pakon, I'm returning this pass. I don't need it anymore. Pakon What, what are saying-o, oh, oh? Feena ... I finally recalled something, adventurers are supposed to be free like the wind. Justin Feena...! Feena ... How could I forget. Long ago I chosemy own destiny like the wind and clouds. I choseto be an adventurer... Noone decides where thewind blows. An adventurer's heart is not controlled by a pass. Farewell. From now on I amlike the wind. I choose my own path. Pakon Waaaah, Feeeena!! Feena Thank you! Justin, Sue, you rescued me! Sue And... now you're not a member of thesociety, right? Feena Yeah and I feel great. Let's go home,together! Feena Ahhh! Justin Wha!? What's going on!? People Hooray, hooray!! Congratulations on thewedding! Oh, oh, look, look! There so young! Howcute, they're so embarrassed. Oh they make aperfect couple! I'm so envious! Man, I wish I hadbride that pretty... heh!? Where's Pakon?! Whatdid you do to him!? Justin H-huh!? Well I... People Hey you there! What a rude thing to say ! This is a wedding, you're supposed to be happy! So be happy already! .. Well, I guess you're right. Alright ! Congratuuuuuuuulaaaaaations! Sue Yeah, yeah, you're such a cuuuutecouple! Pooy Puu, puu, puu! Justin Ha, ha, ha. Well, now we're in a bind...What should we do, Feena? Feena I wonder... Well... let's just go back to my house! This is too embarrassing! FEENA'SHOUSE Feena That was strange. They all thought we had gotten married. What a celebration! Sue Justin's face looked funny! You couldsee in his eyes that he was completely shocked! Justin Hey, that's a little a harsh... Feenaand Sue A-ha, ha, ha! Feena Well then! I bet you two are tired. Make yourself at home and get some rest. I've finally cleaned up this tent. Until now there all sortsof things just lying around... Since I sometimeskeep a lost lamb in my bed; and sometimes there's a heavy storm, and the tent is nearly blown away.I'm often away here for several days while I'm adventuring. I'm always glad to arrive in thiswarm, cozy tent after a tiring adventure... So Justin what do you usually think about on thenight before you begin a big adventure? Are you sometimes scared during the night? Justin Huh? Why would I be scared? I'm always so excited I can't sleep a wink! Well, I guess I do ocassionally feel a little uneasy too. Feena I... used to think that the only real adventures were the ones the adventurers' society sent me on... Isn't that strange? There were adventures long before the adventurers' society was created... I want to adventure with you,but... Justin Feena... Feena ...Let's sleep now. You two are going to want get up early tomorrow, right? THE NEXT DAY Justin Yaaaawn... Hey, Feena's gone... I wonder where she went? *** Go outside. Feena Ahh, what a pleasant morning.. Morning,Justin! So how was it? Did you get any sleep last night? Justin Huh? Uh, ah.. Feena Is that so? Justin, do you know what path this wind is taking? It was born in the mountains and delievers the sound of birds and the fragrence of forests. I thought about thesights the wind might have seen all night. I'dlike to become the wind and soar through the skies with you. Seeing everything with you. Justin Feena... Feena I love the wind. You've made remember this long forgotten feeling... Let's go Justin, let's follow the wind together! Justin Yes! Let's go, Feena! But when should wedepart? Feena Very soon, Justin. I've been waiting for this feeling.. this moment for a long time. ON AN AIRSHIP OF THE GARLYSLE ARMY Baal ... So did you do it? Did you locate the final fragment? Myuren Unfortunately, not yet... Baal Unless we can gather all the fragments,"The Yggdrasil Project" will not beable to advance to its final phase. We must never give up stop this search until every fragment isin our possession. Myuren At this moment, an operation is occuring within a huge forest near the Domu Ruins. If goes smoothly, we should acquire new information about... Baal ... I see... Perhaps you'll catch himthis time. I'm anticipating a satsifactory outcome. BACK AT FEENA'S HOUSE Feena Well, I think we're ready to start traveling to Domu! Make sure you don't forget anything. Now, first of all we have to cross the Rangle Mountains located south of New Parm. The ruins arelocated in a desert beyond the mountains. Justin Alright! We're off to Domu! *************************************** * * * 11 Domu Ruins * * * *************************************** A Change of Plans RANGLE MOUNTAINS *** Travel through the first part of the Rangle Mountains and walk by the bubbling spring. Feena This looks like a pretty safe spot. We don't want to overexert ourselves traveling so why don't we set up camp now? *** Select Feena. Feena What an interesting fate. I never would have been able to guess when I first met you two aboard that ship that we would end up camping together in these remote mountains. Justin Ha, ha, ha. I don't think you had much faith in me back then... Sue Why, that's because you're always acting like a little kid. I don't blame her. Feena He, he.. But Justin really helped me out back there at the church. You saved my life~! *** Select Sue. Feena Are you okay, Sue? Did all that mountain climbing tire you out? Sue Nah, not at all! Because we're all adventurers! That was a piece of cake for the likes of us! Feena Really, then I guess I have nothing to worry about! Anyway, I've been wondering, how was life like in Parm? Sue Justin was always getting into trouble! I wonder if he's if he's changed at all? What were you like when you were a kid, Feena? Feena Wha!? Me!? Ummm, let's see.. I was always around my older sister. She was a really nice person... but 2 years ago she suddenly went off to join the army and left me... *** Select Sue. Sue Hmm, so Feena's sister is in the Garlysle Army.. We saw several woman soldiers at Saruto, you know? I wonder if one of them could of been your sister? Justin How can you say that, Sue!? That one of those ugly, mean battle axes was Feena's sister! Sue Well, there was that group of 3 mean women, but there was also that one around the soldier with gold hair. I thought she was pretty and looked friendly. Justin Hmm... *** Select Feena. Feena So Justin, you want to go to Domu, right? Do you intend to find some more information about Enjule there? Justin Didn't I tell you? We just want to go to Alent. We should find something at Domu to point us in the right direction, nothing more. Feena ...Al.. ent? I've never heard of a place named that... Justin I hadn't either... It might be a city of the Enjule civilization. Whatever it is, it must surely an incredible place. Feena But past Domu Ruins there's just a giant misty forest... and after that, the edge of the world... Justin Right, but... it's got to be somewhere... I'm sure we'll know where to go after visiting Domu! We'll make it even if we have to go to the World's End! Feena Justin!? Noone has ever returned from the Forest of Mist! And the idea of going to the World's End... Justin Feena... you still don't understand! "Impossible" isn't part of an adventurer's vocabulary! And if it can be done, we'll do it! Feena Justin... I trust you. Yes, we can do it! *** Select yourself. THE NEXT DAY Justin Yaaawn. Boy, I slept well last night! Sue Yeah, it was so nice and cool! Feena Morning, you two! Nice morning, isn't it? Sue Wow! Feena, you always get up so early! Feena Hmm.. Well unless you can get up a little earlier, you're not full-fledged adventurers! Justin A-ha, ha, ha. Quit it, Feena. That's the same thing you said when
we met you after you swabbed the deck. Feena A-ha, ha. I can see you're a little touchy today! Anyway, the sky has really cleared up this morning. You can see so far out in the distance. Oh! Look! There's the Forest of Mist and over there, the World's End. Sue Ooh! It's huge! That's all the Forest of Mist? Justin Feena... I see the Forest of Mist, but where's the World's End? Feena You're not looking in the right place, Justin. Look higher up. Justin Whoaaa!! That gigantic wall is the World's End?! Feena Yep, that's the World's End. The world ends beyond that wall. Justin Hmm... But, still, there's no way I can be sure until I go there and look over the edge for myself! I want to verify it with my own eyes! Damn! I'm burning up with excitement! I've got a feeling that Alent is just waiting for us out in the distance somewhere! Feena He, he. You're the first person I've known to start burning with excitement after looking at some scenery! Well, let's get going. After we cross the rest of this mountain range, we'll be very close to Domu. Justin Alright, let's go! We arrive in Domu Ruins today! *** Travel through the rest of the mountains to Domu and enter ruined area. DOMU RUINS Feena These are the Domu Ruins, Justin. When I came here before, the ruins were so packed with Garlysle soldiers that I couldn't get inside the ruins. So this is going to be the first time I've entered this place. I don't know what to expect from here on so be careful, you two. Justin Alright, alright! Now let's go! Travel through the ruins until you reach a ledge portruding over the clouds. Justin Wow! Look at this! You can't see the ground at all from here! Incredible... *** Move through the ruins and defeat the boss. After moving through the room the boss was guarding... Feena I wonder this is? Sue Justin, we've seen this thing somewhere before, right? Justin This is... Oh yeah! This is the same thing we saw at the Saruto Ruins! Feena And you said you met someone named Riethe at Saruto, right? Justin Yeah, and I know this thing was nearby when we met her. Therefore if I... Let's see here... Feena Justin!? What, what are you doing...! Riethe Welcome, Justin, follower under the spirits' blessing. Justin I'm already here, Riethe! Now how about Alent? Where's Alent hiding? *FMV TRANSLATION PENDING* Riethe This world does not have an edge... There may be a way you can verify that... Justin Alright... This adventure isn't over yet... It's obvious we can't grope our way into Alent now, but now we know the world doesn't end! You two heard that, right? That means there's something beyond the World's End! The adventure can continue! Sue But Justin... that wall was so high... Do really think we get by it? And that's not all... The Forest of Mist is ahead of us, and noone's ever returned from traveling through there... Justin What? That doesn't matter! Don't you think? I'm an adventurer! There's nowhere I can't go!! There's no place of no return!! If noone's gone there or returned from there, then I'll be the first person on Earth to make it! I'm sure Alent is over there too! Let's go, Feena, Sue!! First we cross the Forest of Mist! Then we make it to the other side of the World's End! *** Return to the entrance of the ruin. Feena Ok, I know you want go beyond the World's End. But just how do you intend do it? Justin It's alright! Don't worry, I'm sure we'll find away. Sue Juustiiin!? You're not thinking again, are you? You can't do anything without our help. Feena Aha, ha, ha, that's Justin alright. Why don't we return to New Parm before we go? We'll probably need provisions for the journey. Sue That's what I expected! Feena, on the other hand, has thought up a great idea~! *** Leave the ruin. Feena Wait, Justin! Hey, look over there! There's someone on the ground! Creature %... Justin It's a child! He's passed out... Feena He's bleeding...! This is terrible!! It's a horrible wound! Sue Hey, Feena... This kid has a horn and a tail... Oh look! He's opening his eyes! Creature ... %**... Feena Great...! It looks like he's conscious now. Justin It's... not an animal. It seems like a human. Creature $#$#! $@@! $@#@@!! Justin Huh? Feena and Sue Ahhh! Justin! Justin Owwww! He's biting me! He's biting me! W-w-what is the heck is this thing!? Creature %... Feena It looks like he's become unconscious again... Well, we've got to find a way to treat his wounds! Justin, help me! Let's transport him back to my house. Hurry! Justin Oh, oh, I see! Leave it to me! *** They leave. Saki Look! He's been here! Nana Alright, company, halt! Sub-human Pursuit Squad, stop right here! Mio This is strange. According to my calculations, he should not be able to flee this area with a wound that severe. Nana I'm so thoughtless. Sometimes during guard duty I get bored and go off to buy make-up. Mio Don't worry, even if you're fired, our friendship will be eternal. Saki Quit it you two! Ugh, I hate the smell of this animal! If I didn't have perfume on, I just couldn't take it! Nana What should we do, Mio? This is the precious sub-human we nearly captured! We absolutely must find him! Mio Yes, let's see... That's it! Let's use the military dogs. If this goes according to my plan, we should have a wonderful result! Mio Good thinking, Mio! It takes a beast to catch a beast. Let's return to the base and make preparations. Nana Alright, Sub-human Pursuit Squad, about face! We're going back to the base on the front line! ************************************** * * * 12 Herb Mountain * * * ************************************** The Search for a Cure FEENA'S HOUSE Creature @@@... %%%... Feena This is bad... I tried treating him using my usual method, but it seems he still has a fever. Justin Well? Does it look you can save him or not? Feena It's no good... You see, when the wound becomes infected and this type of fever is contracted... Well, there's nothing I can do. Sue Are you sure there's no way? Well, Feena? Feena In order to stop the infection I'll need a type of herb called a Sarfa Weed. But at this time of year.... Justin Don't say it. Let's try looking for one anyway. We might get lucky and find one, right? Feena That's right... Then let's go! The herb grows pretty well on the mountain behind my house. *** Go outside. Justin Uhh.. where did you say the Sarfa Weed grows again? Feena It's on the rocky mountain behind my house. There's a fence in front of it. Come on! *** Go to the fence near Feena's house. Feena We can climb the mountain from here. Beyond this point there are lots of evil monsters, so this area was sealed up a long time ago. Wait a second. I'll unfasten the fence. Justin Just relax! I'll take of this fence with one shot of my wood-shattering kick! Feena N-no, Justin..! Justin Yaaa! It hurts. Justin Owww! Feena Justin, are you ok!? Don't be so reckless! Justin N-no sweat... It guess it did hurt just a tiny bit... Anyhow, let's hurry up and find some Sarfa Weed! *** If you find a white herb... Feena Justin, this is a white Sarfa Weed. We need a red one. *** If you find a red one... Feena This is it! This is a red Sarfa Weed! I thought they would have all withered away by now... Great! Now we can save that child! *** You receive a Sarfa Weed. *** Return to Feena's house. Feena It looks like his fever has gone down... That's the first improvement he's made. I think he's going to make it.. Justin Well, I didn't know how this was going to turn out, but boy am I relieved now! But anyway.. what's with this kid? He's growing a tail or something. Feena Hmm.. From the direction he was lying when we found him on the ground, it looked like he had came from the Forest of Mist. Justin Maybe... I wonder if this kid is somehow connected to Enjule...?! That's got to be it! Since he's growing horns and a tail! This is terrific, Feena! This kid might be a Koyokujin or something... Feena Shh! Don't talk so loud. You might wake him up! Justin Sorry Feena. I just got so excited all of the sudden... Ha, ha, ha.. Feena Oh Justin! I have no idea whether this child is somehow connected to Enjule or not, but I'm sure he'll tell us all about when he wakes up. He's still going to be wounded when he awakes so we'll have to guide him back to where he lives. Justin Right! He's a mysterious guy, but I'm sure it will all become clear when we have a talk with him. Feena Then... Justin, please get some sleep. I'll look after him. Justin You should get to bed soon too. It's been a pretty tiring day. Feena Ok. Good night, Justin. THAT NIGHT Sue I wonder what that is... That mysterious music... Hey, wake up, Justin. Justin Feena... she fell asleep like that. Sue Wha?! Feena, Justin!! The kid is gone!! Feena Uh..? W-where did he go off to..!? I didn't think he would have already recovered by now... Hmm..? A flute..? Where's that music coming from? Sue It sounds like it's coming from outside. Let's go, Justin! *** Go outside. Sue Oh, over there! Creature #@$ #@$! #$*% #*$% #*$@$!! )%# ^ #(%*^@. Sue Hey, what's your name? My name's Sue. Creature @#%$@#@ #$@#! %*)$(#*$)%()#* #)$(%*#$. Justin Maybe this kid isn't human after all. He has such a strange voice. Feena But he seems like he's trying to tell us something. Maybe... he's just speaking in another language? Justin Another language...? I didn't think there were any other languages.. Feena Hey, little boy, who are you? Where did you come from? Creature @#@# @##!? #$$#! #@$ ##@%^$! Justin Hmm, this isn't working! He can't understand a thing we say. Creature #$%#$%^%!! Justin What's this? He's giving us a nut? What does he want us to do with it? Sue Maybe he wants to thank us? He probably wants us to eat it. Feena I've never seen a nut like this before. Try eating it, Justin. They're surrounded. Saki We've finally found you! I'll never be able to forget the stench of this beast! Creature #$%# #$%... @#... #@$% Justin What are you doing here!? Nana The Garlysle Army demands you hand over the sub-human! Justin Sub-human? ... So he's a sub-human, huh? I thought he was human.. Mio Hey... we met you kids at Saruto, didn't we? What a strange place for us to see you again... You have no choice. If you don't want to get hurt, please hand over the child. Feena No! Why do you want this child anyway!? Justin We just rescued this kid! Now why should we just blindly hand him over to you!? Sue Yeah, yeah! That's tyrannical! Nana Ahhhhh! They're all talking at once! It's just too much! I don't care whether it's tyrannical or not! The sub-human is an essential part of the army's secret project. If you don't hand him over right now, we'll kill you all!! Justin An important part!? The army has a secret project...!? Saki Hey! What are you doing blurting out that classified information!? Think before you speak! Nana N-now we have no choice! The only we can do is take them back to the base! Mio Then I guess you'll have to come along with us back to the base... Justin A-are you kidding!? Do you think we're going to just let you take us away!? Mio From now on, you are not allowed to disobey us. If you do, you'll be forced to do hard labor until you die. Alright soldiers! Take this group back to our base on the front line! ************************************** * * * 13 Garlysle Base * * * ************************************** Captured! AT THE MILITARY BASE Justin Damn it! You're just going to toss us in here and leave?! Nana O-ho-ho! Resolve yourselves for the end, kids. You're not going to slip by us this time! Mio This is fantastic! We're allowed to give them the death penalty if they try to escape, you know? I wonder which method of execution would be most effective? Saki Well, let's go, Saki, Mio! *** To a soldier Saki Alright! Guard this area and shout out if they try anything! Sue They left... What should we do now, Justin? Justin They took away all our weapons... I don't think that we can escape from here now... *** Select the shiny object inside the cell. Justin Hmm..? What's this? *** You acquire a very heavy pipe. Justin Now we're talking! This pipe is nice and heavy. I think we have a chance now! Sue Yay! Just knock that guy out~... Justin Ok! We have a weapon! But we still need an escape plan... Hey! I've got an idea, Sue! Sue Yep, I've got it, Justin! *** Sue begins to cry.. Sue Waaaah! My tummy, hurts, hurts, HURTS, HUUURRRTTTS!!!! Justin Listen, something's wrong with Sue! Come on! Guard Stop shouting! What's the matter!? Justin Sue, Sue's... it's terrible! Sue WAAAAH! MY TUMMY HUUURRRTS!! Justin Hey! Hurry up, hurry up! Get her to a doctor! Guard Dang, I guess I have no choice. What a brat. Just wait a second, I'm opening the door... *** Justin hits the guard. Guard *Mmmph!* Sue That worked pretty well, Justin! Justin Ah, ha! Our plans are fool-proof! Now, we've got to rescue Feena and that kid, and get out of here! *** Go to the next room and talk to Feena. Feena Justin! You came for me! Justin Feena, hold still! I'm opening up this door! Mmm... Grrgrrgrr...! It's no use! The door won't open! Feena Justin, you're hopeless! You can't just open it up with your brute strength. You need a key! Sue Hey, hey, Justin, it looks like there's another room over here! There might be a key in there! Justin I guess so. Then let's have a look! *** Go in the next room, approach the gate. Justin No! This won't open either! Shoot! Now where's the key? *** Go in the next room. Soldier What's up? I see... the room with the sub-human specimen, huh... So you're in the middle of examing it now? We've got those 2 kids. No, the guard duty is going smoothly, don't worry. Huh!? You!? Justin Yaa! Sue Way to go, Justin! Justin He, he, I had perfect form on that one! Sue Hey, Justin. I bet that sub-human specimen is that little kid. Justin Right, we'll have to rescue him after we free Feena! *** Select the key on the floor. Justin Alright, it's the prison key! *** You acquire the prison key. *** Leave. Justin Geez!! Sue Ahhh! *** Everything becomes black.. Voices You little brat! *** Justin is taken back to the cell. Justin Crap, and we nearly got away... Damn! Get me out of here!! What do you plan to do with me!? Say something!! Guard Shut up! Just hang there quietly! Justin Look at me, you jerks! I'm going to get away! I warned you! *** Leen enters. Leen How's our prisoner here? Guard He's been shouting the whole time. He just won't behave. Leen I see... I'm going to have a talk with him. Let me through. *** Leen enters the cell. Leen ... I've spoken to you before. Your manner is foolish. Justin What are you talking about!? I remember, we were after each other's throats at Saruto too! Now untie these ropes! I want to see Feena! Leen Silence! I did not give you permission to talk freely! You've discovered too much of our secret project. About the ancient civilization and now the sub-human... No matter, the fate of you 3 shall be decided within a week. You might be put to death. Justin So you want me to obediently hang around here and wait for you to give me the death penalty!? I'm going to escape, I tell you! Leen Shut up! I did not say you could speak! Justin Whoa, I can take it... Urp... On second thought, I think I should remember to be quiet... Leen .... Do you really think that we're going to allow you to escape from here? There's no way that you can get by all the soldiers alone. You're not leaving until the military train gets here. Justin Huhh... Mi-military train...? Leen There's nothing for you to do but wait for your sentence.. So behave until then. *** Leen leaves the cell. Leen Cmdr. Myuren will announce your new orders soon. Standby in the next room. Guard But Lieutenant Leen, is alright to leave this boy unguarded? Leen You may leave now. If this boy causes any more trouble, we'll just kill him. Guard Yes, ma'am! Excuse us as we take our leave! *** Guards leave. Leen I've been thinking. You still have a lot of time left before your fate is decided upon... Justin Bah... I'll have to remember that girl! After she slapped me in the face like that! Now then, what I'm I going to do... I've got to get out of these ropes somehow... Hey, seems like I can squirm out of these! Mmm... Somehow... Mmmmm.. Come on... *** Justin unties the ropes. Justin Yeah! Now.. I have to make it out of here this time!! *** Select the key on the floor. Justin ... Huh? Might this be... Alright!! It's the prison key! *** You acquire the prison key. Justin I guess Leen must of dropped this. Heh, heh, heh... what a foolish thing to do... Feena Justin! I'm glad you're safe! Justin Hold on, Feena! I'm opening this up! Ok! It's unlocked! Feena Thanks, Justin! Justin He, he, no sweat! Feena How did you break out of there so quickly? What sort of magic did you use? Justin Heh, heh, actually some soldier came to my cell and asked me a bunch of questions, and then she ended up dropping the key as she left. She's a real fool, you know. So, anyway, I used that key to escape. Feena Hmmm.. That's sort of hard to believe.. I guess we have that soldier to thank for our rescue! Sue Justin, before we leave, we should rescue that child! Justin Oh, of course! Feena Then let's start looking for him now before the soldiers start looking for us. Climb through an air duct behind the gate in the next room and keep going straight until you hear something. Voice ..@#$@#$ @#$# @#$@!! @##$%# ##$@! Justin Ah!? That voice... Creature #@#!? %$%#$@ $#$%#@ $#@@%. Myuren @#$# @#$%$@#? #@$%^#@. Creature @#$%#... @#$#@!? Myuren Hmm... it seems hopeless... He's too afraid... Leen ... How did it go, Cmdr. Myuren? Did you find out the location of the sub-human's village? Myuren No... He's frightened and will not cooperate. I should not expect that he will reveal the location of his village. He won't even tell me his name. I think Saki and her crew overdid it this time. It's their usual method, but we must make sure to warn them not to traumatize the speciemens from now on. Leen Myuren, sir... What do you intend to do with the sub-human child? We can't.. Myuren Ha, ha... Leen, you're such a gentle soul. Are you that worried about it? Leen N-no.. It's not... Myuren Don't worry. I will not be harsh. This operation will only be significant if we are just in accomplishing it. Let's proceed with the plan we talked about earlier. You must be dilligent, Leen! Leen Yes, sir. Sue What did you see, Justin? Did you find that kid? I heard his voice! Justin Oh, he's right over here! And there was someone else, that guy we met at Saruto. I think he was called Myuren.. Sue Really? That guy with the golden hair!? Feena I seem to recall you said that guy gave you some trouble. Justin So now the story is that he gave me some trouble!? We just had a rough brawl with him!! But.. somehow he could understand what that kid was saying. How does he do it?! Feena Let's just save that kid now. Ok then, let's go! *** Proceed through the next air vent. Sue Justin, over there! Select the buttons on the wall. Feena Looks like we have to push these buttons in the proper order to get the door to open. Justin These buttons should open this door. Hmm.. which one goes first... *** 3 Choices 1) Push the "Up" button. 2) Push the "Down" button. 3) Push the "Left" button. 4) Push the "Right" button. *** Push a button. Justin And then, and then, next should be... *** Push a button Justin Hmm, and the 3rd one is... *** Push a button. Justin This is the 4th. Umm, the 4th is... *** Push a button. Justin Ok, now we're at the 5th... *** Push a button. Justin Uhh, the 6th is... Umm, err... *** Push a button. Justin Stay calm... Stay calm... Stay calm, Justin. The 7th is... *** Push a button. Justin Is this... the last one? Mmm.. the 8th is... *** Push a button. Justin Shoot.... It looks like this isn't working.. Sue Let's stop wasting our time here and start searching for the proper way to open this door, Justin! *** Travel through the ducts until you reach a colorful room. Justin What!? This is..! Saki Boy, the new world sure is hot! I'm sweating everywhere. My chest is sweating, look, I'm even sweating in my underwear. Mio That's strange. According to my calculations your chest wouldn't naturally be sweating... Nana Quit talking about the heat. It just makes me feel hotter! Anyhow, I wonder if Myuren is going to select me? I want to follow his every command... Saki Ahemmm! What do you think? I know Myuren is going give me high grade! I'm sure of it! By the way, the code to that beast's door is up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, correct? Nana It looks like your head is filled with sweat too! It's right, left, right, left, down, down, up, up! Nana, I see that tasks such as remembering a simple code are imm-poss-ee-bull for you! Mio You're both wrong. It's right, right, left, left, down, up, down, up. Try to remember this time. Saki So it's right, right, left, left, down, up, down, up... Alright! I have it memorized!! Nana Get it right this time! I don't want you blurting out, "Damnit!" in front of that stinky little beast! Saki I'm not going to fail such a simple task! And when I put the code in properly, I'll have a nice long, "I told you so" in front of your face! Uhh.. right, right, left, left, up down, up, down. Right, right, left, left, up, down, up, down... *** Go back to the door and put in Mio's code. Justin Allllright, it opened!! Just like they said! Feena You watched them dressing in the process of getting that code. Justin Right, right... hey! Now wait, wait, Feena! Sue Justin, you're the lowest of the low! Justin Su-Sue, how can you say that!? A-anyway, let's hurry up and rescue that kid! Sue Ah-ha, trying to change the subject, I see. Talk to the child(?) behind be the bars. Creature @@!? @#$%$!? @#$@! @#$@# @#$ @#$$! Sue It's alright, it's alright. We're here to rescue you. Feena Uhh, how do we open this cage...? There must be a switch or something around here... *** Select the pulley nearby. Justin Oh..! Maybe we can open the cage with this! Creature @#$ @#$@ $*@ $%#! *** After lifting the cage. Creature @#$#@##! %(* %(*$# $(%*!! $(%)#$. Feena 3 nuts..? He tried to give us these before. I wonder if he's telling us to eat them. Sue Hmm... It doesn't look poisonous... Justin, try eating one. Justin Ri-ridiculous! How can you say that!? Aren't we friends!? I thought you always wanted us to be together!? We can't be together if I'm dead from eating one of those! Feena Aha, ha, ha, ha! Justin, don't you think overreacting just a bit? But you're right, let's eat them together. On the count of 3... One! Justin Two! Sue Three! Justin, Sue, and Feena ...Ulp...... Justin @#$X#$@O!!!!!! Creature Are you alright!? I'm sorry. Did they taste that bad? Justin ... Did they taste that bad...? I see! Don't make someone eat that junk! It's indigestable! Creature Whoa! I-I'm sorry! But I'm not Indigestable, I'm Lem! Feena ! Justin! We can understand what that child is saying now! Justin Huh? That's... that's right! I can understand what this kid is saying! Lem Those were nuts from a "communica tree". It's a bit of the "wisdom of the lost of the civilization" that's found in my village. Sue Unbelievable!! Now we can talk with him as much as we want! Justin First we have to escape from here! Let's search for an exit! *** Attempt to leave. Saki Huh? How did you escape from your cell!? And you brought the sub-human with you?! Well, it's up to me to save the day! Get them! You will not escape with your life! *** After defeating Saki. *** You acquired the master key. Justin Hey! Look at this! I bet we can open all sorts of doors now! *** Upon trying to go up some stairs... Nana How did you escape! I see that idiot Saki must of fouled up again! But this where it ends, kiddies. My beautiful techniques will spill your blood! *** After the battle, go upstairs. Justin Wah! We're outside! Sue What should we do, Justin!? Feena Let's keep searching for an exit! *** Upon trying to go down the corridor with a saving point.. Mio Aha, I thought I heard a noise coming from here. I see you're escaping. This is troubling. You were scheduled to be sent to receive the death penalty tomorrow... Well, I guess I'll have to change the schedule. *** After the battle, proceed downstairs. Justin Huh! This is... that military train that girl was talking about! We can escape on this train! Feena Justin, do you know how to drive one of these things? Justin Actually I've never driven one of these in my life, but we'll manage! *** Get in the train. Sue Justin, hurry, hurry! There are soldiers coming! Justin Ok, gotcha! This is it! IN THE GARLYSLE AIRSHIP Myuren I see... So you say the young sub-human escaped? Until now it was proceeding so smoothly.. Leen Yes, Commmander. But... Myuren ... What, Leen? Leen N-no... it's nothing. Myuren Alright, Leen. Order Nana's party to begin pursuing the youths accordingly.. You, Leen, will watch their pursuit from the sky with me. Prepare the battleship, Grandeur, for departure. Leen Understood, Cmdr. Myuren. The preparations will be completed in 15 minutes. ON THE TRAIN Feena Morning, Justin. Justin Oh, good morning, Feena! Feena It looks like we've finally gotten away from the military... You've been driving this thing all through the night, Justin. You must be tired. Why don't you let me drive for a while? Justin I'm fine, I'm fine! A world-class adventurer can't yield at a time like this! Anyway, how's Sue and Lem? Feena They're both sleeping soundly in the passenger car. He, he, they look so cute fast asleep. Justin Really? That's nice, but there are tons of things I want to ask Lem now! Feena I understand what you mean, but let's let them sleep a little longer. Yesterday was quite a strain. Justin Got it!. Feena I think the fire needs some more coal. I'll go get it. Justin No, I'll do it! Feena Then who's going to be driving the train? Justin Hey, hmm... Feena Aha, ha, ha! Ok, I'll handle the driving while you feed the fire. Justin Understood! Umm... Feena Just pull that lever over there. Justin Whoa!! What's happening!? Feena N-no, Justin! That's the brake! Pay attention, Justin! Justin Heh, heh, it was just a little joke! Feena Really~? Justin Really! Feena Aha, ha, ha, ha! LATER Feena How are you, Lem? Did you sleep well yesterday? Lem Nope, I couldn't sleep much. This is first time I've ever ridden on something like this! I was really excited! Justin This vehicle is called a train! There are lots of things like this from where we come from! Pui Puu! Puu! Sue But I can't imagine why boys are so crazy about vehicles like this. Justin always got on these things back home without permission and got into big trouble! Feena Aha, ha, ha, ha! That's our Justin! Justin Ha, ha, ha, I guess things like that did happen occasionally... Anyhow, Lem! I've got a mountain of questions for you! Lem I'll tell you anything I know! What do you want to ask me? *** 3 Choices 1) Why were you on the ground in the Forest of Mist? 2) Have you seen the World's End? 3) Where do you live? *** Choose 1 Lem I was just walking through the forest when suddenly this scary-looking lady started chasing after me.. Justin That had to be one of those 3 pathetic women. Lem I ran as hard as I could, but I fell over something and hurt myself. Feena But why would the Garlysle Army do such a thing..? Could my sister be connected to it? Nah, I don't think so. *** Choose 2 Lem The World's End..? Oh, you mean that big wall? Of course I've seen that! My mom said that people used to live on the other side of the wall a long, long time ago. Justin Really!? People on the other side!? *** Choose 3 Lem My village is called Ruku. It's surrounded in reeeeally thick mist so noone goes in there! Actually noone ever leaves the village either, but.. I wanted to see the world! Justin Oh, Lem, I think you've got some potential as an adventurer! What say you, Feena? Feena That's right, certainly more than Justin... Aha, ha, ha! Kidding, kidding! Lem I know! Let's go to Ruku! I'm sure all the villagers will give us a big welcome! Justin Ruku..? Perhaps I can learn more about the World's End over there. Then let's head to Ruku! Lead the way, Lem! W-whoa! What's that!? Feena Eeeek! Justin What could that be? I'll have a look! *** Justin goes out. Justin Yaah! What's that, some sort of new military vehicle chasing after us!? Justin They're in pursuit! The army is chasing down the train! Sue Oh no! What should we do, Justin?! *** Leave the room. Walk up to the first soldier. Soldier I've found them! Just try and get by me! *** After the battle Soldier C-crap, they got me.. *** Walk up to the next soldier. Soldier There's nowhere for you to run! Just come quietly! *** After the battle Soldier Damn... t-they.. got me... *** Go in the next room and approach the next soldier. Soldier Found you! Alright, Lighting Star Squad, CHAAARGE!! *** After the battle Soldier S-shit, they got me... I've failed Lieutenant Nana again.. *** Walk up to the next soldier. Soldier The pride of the Bloody Rose Squad is at stake! You will not escape! Give yourselves up! *** After the battle Soldier I'm sorry, Lieutenant Saki... *** Go to the next soldier Soldier The Desert Moon Squad won't be so easy! Prepare yourselves! *** After the battle. Soldier And after I ended up being assigned to Lieutenant Mio's squad... Feena ... Excellent! The soldiers still haven't entered the engine room. Sue But I'm sure they'll be here soon! At this rate, they'll eventually capture us, Justin... Justin Mmm.. they're probably coming, and fast... Perhaps... the brake?. *** Select the brake. Justin ...Alright! Watch out! I'm pulling the brake lever.. Mmmmph! Mmmmph! Craaap, it's stuck! Ummmph! Urrrmph! Feena What should we do about it, Justin? Sue I can't believe we're going to lose because of a single stuck lever! Justin He, he, look here! Now before they get here... *** Fade out Nana Hurry up! Search the engine room up ahead and destroy them! Saki Ah! Are you stalling me, Nana!? Is that it!?! Mio Uh, if we're late in accomplishing this mission we're going to get 100 lashes. Saki Heh, heh, heh, how's that!? My squad got in here first! That puts each of us in our rightful place! Mio Wait just a second, Saki. Is this the right place for us to be? Saki What are you talking about, Mio? Just because your squad was late... Ahhh! Our objective is not here! Nana Well where are they!? What are you doing just standing there?! Start searching for them! Justin Heh, heh, we have you! Saki We finally meet again, Justin!! You may have defeated me at the base, but it's not going to happen again!! Mio That's right... When we team up, we're nearly 11 times as strong. Nana ...? That beast isn't with you. Where'd you hide him? I know you wouldn't try to escape without him... Saki We'll take care of that later, Nana. First we have to finish this brat off. Mio Let's do it. According to my calculations, this should be over in a minute. Justin Heh, heh, heh, that's right. This will be over in a minute!! Feena! Sue! Disconnect the car! Nana Does he think that he can get away so easily?! Mio It's probably just a childish attempt. We just need to pull the brake. Nana Where's the brake!? Justin I took the liberty of removing the brake lever! Sue Good thinking, Justin! Nana What do we do, now?! Mio There's no way to stop the train, we'll have to jump. Saki We can't jump at this speed!! Saki, Nana, and Mio Justin!!! We'll get you for this! *** The train stops. Feena Aha, ha, ha! Ah, we've made it! The faces that those 3 made are unforgetable! Justin Yeah, when they were trying in desperation to stop the train! Sue Aha, ha, ha! That was funny! Justin Anyway, Lem, is Ruku Village nearby? Lem Yeah, it's really close to here! Let's go! Sue This is incredible fog! It's as thick as milk! Feena I can't see anything ahead... Feena What should we do, Justin? Should we wait until the fog clears? Justin That might be the best thing to do. If we try to proceed we'll get lost in all the fog.. Lem He, he, he... It's alright! If you've got a Ruku villager with you, you won't get lost! Look!! Justin Unbelievable! The fog cleared up! Lem He, he... Isn't it great? This flute lets everyone in the village know I'm coming, and in Ruku there are strange nuts called fog-lifting nuts, and they clear away all the fog. Now let's get going! My village is just up ahead! Hurry, hurry! Sue Oh! Wait up, Lem~! Feena He's already off... He seems very happy to be returning to his village. Justin Let's go! If we don't hurry he might leave us behind! **************************************** * * * 14 Ruku village * * * **************************************** The village's God *** After Lem clears the Fog, Justin and the others follow him to Ruku Village Lem ...Here is Ruku Village. I've Already told everyone in the village about you guys. Lem And when I did, the Village Elder said that he want to meet you guys to say thanks. Lem I'll wait by my house so go meet the Elder...got it? See ya! *** After Lem darts away, Justin and the others have a look around the village and engage in small talk with the villagers. Soon they reach the Village Elder's house and enter Village Elder I am the Elder of Ruku Village. I have heard that you rescued Lem. While I, as the Elder of this village, wish to present something as our sign of appreciation.... Village Elder However I must beg of you to make the stay in this village as short as possible. We people are one such that wish one peace. Justin What are you trying to say? Are you trying to tell us to leave? Village Elder I, I wouldn't go that far.... However..... This is a bit....then... Justin Wasn't there anyone that came to this village besides us? Were they all chased out? Village Elder Well, thats not true. To dwell among us you must get the blessings of the God of Light. Justin Oh so thats it! How would we be able to get this blessing? Tell us Elder! Village Elder ....Then I shall tell you.... The god that protects this village, the' God of Light',is at the peak of Koujin Mountain. Village Elder Bring back that bottle of wine that is in front of the mural. Village Elder Thats the procedure used in order for us to recognise those from the outside world as part of this village. Village Elder To tell you the truth, I do not wish to disturb the peace of this village but since you saved Lem, I really dont have a choice. *** After hearing this, Justin and the others set out for Koujin Mountain in order to get accepted as part of Ruku Village (after getting new Weapons armor and the like). ************************************* * * * 15 Koujin Mountain * * * ************************************* *** After a long trek upwards the mountain, Justin's Party arrive at the peak of Koujin Mountain. Justin Notices a mural and goes up to it Justin Oh so this is the wine bottle ! With this we can receive the blessings of the God of Light. Justin We'll be in big trouble if we get thrown out of Ruku Village when we're trying to get to the 'End of the World'...... Justin : OK, Lets take it! *** With this Justin takes the wine bottle and starts to head back down the mountain in order to see the Village Elder once again *********************************** * * * 16 Ruku Village * * * *********************************** The Elder's Tale IN THE ELDER'S HUT Elder Mm.. so you truly have recovered the wine of the Light God.. You've completed your task... I suppose I have no other choice now.. Let us partake of this wine together. Justin Huh?! Drink wine?! Elder If you drink this, the God of Light will recognize you as a member of this village.. Even if you don't really drink it, it will probably be alright if you just purse lips as if you were really drinking it.. You could also just leave.. *** Talk to the elder again. Elder It will be alright for you to just purse your lips... Now what are you going to do? Justin Mmm... so it's alright if just pretend to drink it? Elder The God of Light will probably recognize you, but.. *** Talk to the elder yet again. Elder Speak not of evil. Resolve yourself. Discard all unreasonable thoughts.. Justin What, what're you talking about all of the sudden? This isn't related to what we were talking about before... Elder I heard the details from Lem. You want to cross the World's End, correct? In that case, you must travel throught the Forest of Mist.. Feena That's right. And we need a fog-lifting nut to do that. Elder Mmm.. The fog-lifting nuts are rare in this village.. We are not quick to hand over such valuable objects to outsiders... Speak not of evil. Completely resolve yourself. Justin What the heck are you talking about, you miser!? Why do you keep spouting out, "resolve yourself", "resolve yourself"!? Elder What a rude child.. It is not miserliness, the fog-lifting nut grows deep within the Forest of Mist, and it is essential for our survival.. Our ancestors received one from the honorable Kouyokujin. It has been passed down for generations. It is our treasure. Feena The "honorable Kouyokujin" you say? The Kouyokujin from the Legend of Enjule..? Justin Elder, sir! You must know a legend about Enjule here too, right?! Tell me all about it, please! Elder Oh, ho! Well.. it's just a story.. It's been a long time.. According the ancient saga of our village... A very looong time ago this world was enveloped in light. They say it was a splendid world. We were protected by the Kouyokujin, all was peaceful, and people neither grew old or sick they say. A time came, however, when one of our ancestors wanted to become a Kouyokujin. He stole one wing of the Kouyokujin.. The dead wing was useless in the end.. When our ancestor attempted to attach the wing to his back it transformed into darkness itself.. The darkness quickly covered our village. Plants withered, animals died, and we lost our beloved light! That's what happened! In order to prevent the darkness from spreading throughout the entire world, the Kouyokujin created a huge wall to stop its advance. Justin That must be the World's End.. Elder Right, our ancestors were left on this side of the wall in their dark village, but the Kouyokujin threw them a mysterious seed from the other side that can extinguish darkness. In time, the darkness transformed into mist, and the seed, now known as the fog-lifting nut, allows us to move in and out of our village. Without the nut, not even the villagers of Ruku can move through the Forest of Mist. Justin Hmm... so it's a seed from the Kouyokujin? Ooh, now I really want one.. So what's the other side of the wall like now? *** Talk to the Elder again. Elder It is said that a blessed world lies on the other side. According to the ancient saga, when our body is destroyed, our spirit returns to the other side of the wall. Feena Hmm.. What a mysterious tale.. Elder Do you truly intend to scale the wall? You must truly not speak of evil, renounce all evil intentions. None shall return alone. Now.. you must rest today. You should stay at Lem's house. Lem's parents have told me they wish to thank you. Sue I'm already beat! How about you, Justin? Justin Let's see.. Well, I guess we can take it easy today! *** Go to Lem's house and talk to Lem. Lem Hey, are you going to stay here today? Please do! Justin Oh, ok. Lem Yay! I'm saved! Justin You're saved? Lem Well, if I'm alone, I think my father is going to punish me.. *** Talk to Lem's dad. Dad You were granted permission from the elder, I see! Well then, Justin and his friends are our honored guests! You can take it
easy now. We're really indebted to you for saving Lem. Still.. I'm going to have to punish him for breaking a law of the village. *** Talk to Lem's mom. Mom Are you done listening to the elder speak? It sounds as if traveling to the World's End is going to be an ordeal. Now as a reward for saving Lem, I'd like to offer you the chance to stay at our house for tonight, ok? *** 3 Choices 1. Eat dinner and stay for the night. 2. Don't stay for the night. 3. %%%%Data Save%%%% *** Choose no. 1. Mom Ok, you'll eat dinner, and rest up for your journey. In celebration of Lem's safe return, I've prepared quite a feast. Lem Yay~~! Mom's food is really delicious! *** They have dinner. *** Select yourself. Feena My clothes got drenched in all that mist. I need to take a bath. Sue Ok, let's go in together, Feena (translator's note: this is common practice in Japan, and apparently this world too). No peeping, Justin! Feena Or perhaps Justin would like to come in with us? Justin Huh!! Wh, wh, wha!? Feena It's just a joke! You really are quick to believe things, Justin! *** Meanwhile, within the airship of the Garlysle Army... Soldier Commander, we've found it! It's to the northwest! We've confirmed it to be the sub-human village! Our squads have followed the sub-human child through the Forest of Mist and have discovered a clear path! Leen ... Just as you planned, Cmdr. Myuren. Myuren But our objective is merely to acquire a sample. Do not forget this. Our operation must be planed around this goal! Begin landing procedures! Make preparations immediately! Soldier Yes, sir! I will take my leave now, sir! Myuren I'm leaving you in command of this opearation, Leen. Leen Understood, Commander. Certainly... I'm certain I will acquire the final fragment! Myuren ...Can you feel the presence of the final piece? Leen Yes, sir! *** Back at Lem's house.. Sue What on earth is that noise!? It sounds like a train or something... Justin No, it's too loud to be a train. What could it be!? Lem I saw it from the window! It's some huge black thing floating in the sky! And those guys that kidnapped me came out of it and started running toward the mountain! Justin and Feena The Garlysle Army! Justin But how did they find this place? Feena We should worry about that later, let's go! *** Leave Lem's house. Voice It's horrible, Elder! They're heading toward the mountain of the God of Light and they want the object we have enshrined there! Villagers What should we do, Elder? That venerated object protects Ruku, and if it's stolen this village will be destroyed! What should we do if they take it from us... At a time like we this, we need your wisdom, Elder! Elder First of all, calm down, all of you... Now, in order to protect the artifact there is nothing we can do but fight.. But we've been hidden away in this village our entire lives... We do not know of war.. We will probably all die.. Ah! But what else can we do... Justin Leave it to us, Elder! We'll drive the Garlysle Army away from here! Feena Wait, wait just a second, Justin! Sue Do you really think we can do that, Justin? Justin There's noone else in this village that can fight! We gotta do it...! And we are Lem's friend, right? Naturally one would want to save a friend's village! Feena and Sue He is our friend.. Feena Right, since he's our friend, we have to do it. Sue Alright, let's kick those goons out of here! Elder Goodness! What reassuring children! You will truly save this village? I wish you luck. Please protect the Light God's artifact! Justin Leave it to us! Let's go team! ************************************ * * * 18 World's End * * * ************************************ *** With each step drawing them closer to the famed place known as "World's End", Justin, Feena, and Sue at last depart from Luku village. Before finally arriving at the World's End, however, the trio must first find their way through the Great Forest of Mist, a sea of trees so thick with fog as to make travel through it impossible without magical assistance... JUSTIN All right . . . I'm gonna give this kiriyoke nut a try . . . *** Justin hefts the magical seed in his palm, which sparkles briefly, then hurls the nut into the mist with a shout. The fog around them illuminates with a blinding flare, and when the three can see once again, the impenetrably thick blanket of fog has cleared, leaving only a thin mist behind. JUSTIN I did it! The fog lifted! SUE Amazing, Justin! But . . . I guess it was the kiriyoke nut that was amazing, not you exactly . . . JUSTIN Hey, hey . . . c'mon, Sue . . . you don't mean that, do you? FEENA Ahahahahaha! Well, let's go, you two! *** The group eventually reaches a small clearing, a place that seems rather more peaceful than the rest of the vast forest. FEENA It seems safe around this place. Let's camp here for the night. *** Camp FEENA (pick Justin) Hey Justin . . . There's still things I want to talk to you about. I'd like to continue for just a little longer . . . SUE (pick) Even though the fog's finally cleared, I still can't tell at all which way we need to go, you know . . . . . . and even though the World's End looked super close from the mountain, we've been walking forever and we still haven't got there! JUSTIN We've come pretty far, yeah . . . but just a little farther, Sue. Let's do our best, okay? FEENA (pick) I still can't believe we're adventuring in the Great Forest of Mist and searching for the World's End! This is really an adventure, isn't it? It never felt this way working at the Adventurer's Association. I wonder how far apart this is from New Parm? We can't see the lights from Luku village anymore, either . . . JUSTIN (pick Sue) Didn't the World's End look awesome from back on top of Koujin Mountain? It's gonna look even more awesome close up! SUE Our adventure is already turning out to be different from what we thought. I got you, Justin . . . I'll try a little harder. JUSTIN (pick Feena) But it was a surprise . . . that Feena's sister -- I mean, Leen -- was that woman in the army. FEENA . . . I never thought I would meet my sister again like that. To think, that my gentle sister . . . And besides that . . . she said she was searching for Spirit Stones. What on earth could she be doing? SUE C'mon, Feena, cheer up! I'm sure there's gotta be a reason, certainly! JUSTIN That's right! Leen doesn't seem like a bad person. The guys giving the orders have definitely gotta be the ones who're bad!! SUE (pick) Yeah, and wasn't Leen that soldier who dropped the key, too? She did that on purpose, didn't she? JUSTIN Hmmm . . . I never thought of that before, but when you say that, it makes sense . . . or maybe not . . . SUE It's gotta be true. I mean, she's Feena's sister. She can't be a bad person, can she? FEENA (pick) . . . JUSTIN & SUE Feena!? FEENA I'm sorry . . . you're worried about me. I guess this isn't like me, huh Justin? JUSTIN Yeah! I like you best when you're smiling, you know! FEENA Ahahaha . . . Justin, that's just like you! Well, let's go to sleep. You're tired, aren't you, you two? SUE (pick) I'm glad Feena's happy again. It'd be no fun if everyone starts feeling blue after we've just began this adventure. Let's try our best again, okay? FEENA (pick) Well, let's prepare for tomorrow, and sleep tonight. FEENA (pick Justin) Good night, Justin, Sue . . . Good night, Leen . . . *** The following morning, Justin, Feena and Sue set out on their journey again. The three continue on through the forest, and eventually reach a section of the river where the water has overflowed the banks, creating a placid pool of water that spreads across a wide part of the forest. FEENA A lake . . . I wonder if this a dead end? SUE Look, Justin! The river's running through the middle of the lake!? JUSTIN What the heck!? *** Strangely enough, the party is able to walk upon the water as if it is nonexistant, and come to a rock which allows them to cross the river. JUSTIN Well, look at that! This lake's a mirage! *** After crossing the river, the group travels on through the seemingly endless forest until suddenly, the forest opens up a bit, and then . . . FEENA W-Wait a minute, Justin! Look at that!! *** Feena races up onto a rocky mound, pointing at something excitedly. Justin and Sue hurry after her, reaching the top of the mound. They all look in the direction that Feena is pointing, and see a massive wall stretching either way out of sight. The three naturally turn their gazes upward, looking for the top of the wall . . . and realize that it is obscured by the clouds far above. At long last, Justin, Feena, and Sue have reached the place they have only dreamed about prior to this moment: the World's End. JUSTIN We made it, finally! The World's End!! I always said that we'd definitely make it, no matter what!! FEENA Yep, it was just as you said, Justin. But can we really climb it, I wonder . . . ? SUE Really, really! This wall's sooo high!! I can't see the top at all. JUSTIN What are you talking about! We've come all this way and yet I hear you saying that it's impossible? JUSTIN Of course we can climb it! And besides . . . to adventurers, there's nothing that can't be done!! SUE Oh, Justin . . . it's always the same with you . . FEENA But . . . he's right, you know? If we all work together, we'll manage to make it somehow! FEENA Yes, let's go. Hey, doesn't it look climbable over there? *** And so the group sets out to begin climbing the mammoth structure that is World's End. The hundereds of structures jutting out from the wall and the myriad of passages running through it offer the adventurers a way to climb the towering barrier, but not without difficulty. The wall is littered with dangerous traps, and moving architecture sometimes offers the only way to proceed higher. Some of the mechanisms must be triggered by switches and the like as well, so the journey is not easy. However, the party seems to make good progress, and they eventually arrive at a ledge that is wider than the many others they have already seen. FEENA Whew, we've come pretty far, haven't we? It seems safe here, so shall we rest for a little bit? *** Camp FEENA (pick Justin) Justin? You want to go to sleep early? Stay awake for a just a little longer! SUE (pick) I'm so proud that we're actually up here on World's End. I mean, it's so tall! We can see from as high as the birds do, you know! I was so surprised. JUSTIN But no matter how tall you say it is, there's definitely got to be a top. We should be able to reach it, no matter what! SUE You're starting that again . . . I think it's not gonna be as simple as you seem to think the world is, Justin! JUSTIN (pick Sue) This wall is really tall, but there's definitely got to be a top. We should be able to reach it, no matter what! SUE I think it's not gonna be as easy as you think, Justin . . . but I'm here with you, so it's gonna be okay. SUE (pick) Since we're all together, we'll definitely make it over this wall, won't we! FEENA (pick) Look, Justin . . . we can see really far from here. I wonder if that place is Luku village? I still can't believe it . . . that we're climbing the World's End! And we've come all the way to this high place . . . JUSTIN Heh, you can't believe it either, huh? Jin and Gantsu and all the others would certainly never believe it, either . . . FEENA What! The adventurer Jin!? Are you guys his pupils!? JUSTIN Well, not his pupils exactly, but . . . Huh? Feena, you know Jin? JUSTIN (pick) Well, Feena? How do you know Jin? FEENA Whether I know him or not, he's still the discoverer Jin of the Plains! Well, I hear he's retired from active service now, but . . . he's a great person. SUE That's no good, Feena! You'd make Jin mad if you said that kind of thing. "Wha...? Come on! I'm not some crusty old retiree!" he'd say. SUE (pick Justin) Man, Justin, that's just like you. It's just getting fun, and you wanna go to sleep already!? C'mon, let's talk a little more. It'll be fun! FEENA (pick) I think tomorrow's probably going to be hard, too, but let's all do our best, okay? SUE (pick) Since we're all together, we'll definitely make it over this wall, won't we! FEENA & SUE Good niiight! *** On the following day, the group continues on. Before long, the party begins to reach the first layer of clouds, and the sunlight dims visibly. Giant guardians of rock patrol the wall here, looking to keep the three heroes from traveling farther, only to crumble away into rubble, or be struck down from the wall by massive blocks of stone tumbling away away from the massive barrier. Flying stone monsters and bats perch upon the wall at these heights too, sometimes protecting the mechanisms that allow landbound creatures to climb higher. Justin and his friends manage to brave the day's peril, however, and soon reach another spot that looks promising for a resting place. SUE Hey Justin, let's camp here for today. *** Camp FEENA (pick Justin) You're still fine, Justin, aren't you? Let's discuss our plans for tomorrow on a little more. SUE Climbing this wall . . . is starting to get boring. I mean, all we see is the saaame scenery. POOY Puppu punpupun! JUSTIN What are you saying, Sue? Didn't Jin tell us? Keep your eyes on the trial ahead of you and you'll get everything you hope for. I mean, that's the way of adventurers! FEENA (pick) I understand how Sue feels too, though. We keep going and going, yet see only this wall. I wonder if there really is a top as they say? JUSTIN Feena, now look what you're saying too! We're adventurers, right? Adventurers keep going until the end, and they never give up! FEENA . . . Yes . . . Yes, you're right. Adventurers never give up. You know . . . Justin, you've taught me something again. SUE (pick) No matter what you say, boring is still boring! POOY Pupunpupun pupuun! FEENA (pick) Well, there's no such thing as a mountain without a summit. There surely must be a top, you know? JUSTIN (pick) I didn't mind the climb at all. We should finally be getting close to reaching the top! *** Seeming somewhat daunted by the climb, but nevertheless in better spirits after resting, Justin and company depart the campsite. The wall's guardians grow even more fierce, and the traps more insidious as the party ascends through the dark layer of clouds into sunlight. A giant, complex mechanism, guarded by more of the enormous stone flyers, lifts the party onto a wide open plateau of stone blocks. The sun once again retreats from view at this time of day, leaving a dreary atmosphere behind as its light is blocked by the gigantic wall. Exhausted from the day's ordeals and tiring of the apparantly endless climb that is World's End, Justin, Feena, and Sue finally trudge to a halt as they reach the top of the stairs to another stone shelf. FEENA Let's camp here for today. *** Camp FEENA (pick Justin) Wait a minute, Justin. We're not finished talking yet. Could you please stay awake just a little longer? SUE . . . I'm going home already! We climb and climb, but we're never gonna reach the top! POOY Pu! Pu! FEENA What's wrong, Justin? Oh, I guess you're tired, hm? JUSTIN Well, you said it. I don't know . . . I wonder this wall really does have a top . . . FEENA Wh-What's happened to you, Justin? It's not like you to suddenly say something like that, is it? JUSTIN Well, but this is totally different than we thought! When are we gonna decide that we're not gonna make it, huh? FEENA That . . . that's . . . SUE (pick) Ju-Justiin, Feenaa. Please stop fighting. POOY Pupupupuu~ JUSTIN (pick) Aww, who the hell ever said we had to climb this wall in the first place? Let's go home already. We did our best. It was enough to climb this far, right? FEENA Have you forgotten, Justin? Adventurers never give up. Didn't you say that? . . . Or was that just a lie? JUSTIN It wasn't a lie!! It wasn't a lie, I'm telling you . . . But . . . FEENA (pick) If I . . . If I had never met Justin, I don't think I would have ever come to this kind of place. I mean, I'm forgetting. The one who helped me to remember fun, and the true meaning of adventure . . . that was you, Justin. JUSTIN Feena . . . . . . Yeah, yeah, you're right! We're adventurers, aren't we!! SUE . . . Uh-huh! If the three of us work together, we'll make it over this wall, definitely! JUSTIN All right! We're gonna do it! Wait for us, Riethe! We will absolutely make it to Alent!! SUE (pick) That's right! We're adventurers, you know. We have to do our best tomorrow too!! POOY Pupu! Pupuu! FEENA (pick Justin) Look Justin, Sue!! Look at the beautiful starry sky! SUE Wowww, really! It's wonderful . . . FEENA The top is almost certainly close, I believe. Let's work hard, together! *** The next morning, the three are awakened by a sight that seems impossible . . . and yet, it is undeniable. Despite the sun's position in the sky, despite the fact that its light should be blocked from view by the wall at this time of day, slender rays of light are shining down from close above the group's heads. JUSTIN . . . Huh!? The rising sun is shining down! Even though until now, it was blocked by the wall, and you couldn't see the sun until after noon . . . FEENA . . . and that means that . . . !! SUE That's right! It's gotta be!! JUSTIN Okay! Let's go see!! (If you try to walk back down the stairs here, Feena says the following:) FEENA Come on, let's go! Together, we will cross the World's End! *** Justin, Feena, and Sue race up the stairs toward the bright sunlight, and... JUSTIN . . . !! FEENA I guess . . . that there is no World's End after all . . . . . . Look! The sunrise . . . !! SUE It's wonderful . . . It's as if the world were burning with a golden fire . . .! Right Justin? JUSTIN . . . Ohh . . . *** The three watch in awe for a long time as the sun lifts above the horizon, bathing everything in view in a beautiful golden light. After an indeterminable period of time, they at last turn their gazes to an odd-looking machine moving atop the center of the wall. SUE Hey, what is that, I wonder? JUSTIN (Gulp) What the heck!? That thing's moving!? *** Sue scurries past the strange machine to the edge of the wall to get a better look at the other side. SUE Well, we got to the top, but how are we supposed to get down the other side? FEENA Hmmm . . . we want to go down, but it doesn't seem like there's anything we can use to do that, does there? It looks impossible to climb down . . . JUSTIN Hey, can you hear that strange sound? FEENA Justin! Look!! JUSTIN Aaahh!! *** Justin and Feena gawk in surprise as a strange, flying machine suddenly zips out into the open and grabs Sue with a mechanical claw! SUE Eeek! What are you doing!? JUSTIN Wh-Wha . . . Sue!! Crap!! What are you doing to Sue!! *** The machine, spinning and wobbling erratically, seems to gain control of itself for a brief moment, and then, without warning, drops Sue off the wall into the abyss below! SUE Justiiiin!! JUSTIN Waaahhh! Suuuuuue!!!! FEENA Eeeeeek!!!! JUSTIN Sue! Sue!! Damn it, I can't see her anymore . . . ! FEENA Eek, Justin!? *** Two more flying machines suddenly zoom toward Feena and Justin, each one grappling its prey with mechanical claws before the two heroes can react! FEENA W-Wait a minute! Where do you think you're touching me!? Stop it! Stop it, I said!! JUSTIN Wh-What the hell are you doing! Let us go! I said, let us go!! *** The pair of machines obediently fly out over the clouds that obscure the ground that lies far below on the other side of the wall, and hover in place for a moment, steadying positions. JUSTIN Ahhh, no wait!! I take that back! Don't let us go! Heeeyyy, Feenaaa! What're we gonna do! FEENA What're you asking me for!? Please, do something, Justiiin! Eeeeeeeeeeeek!! *** The mechanical claws release Justin and Feena, who plummet into the depths below... JUSTIN Feenaaaaaaa! FEENA Justiiiiiin!! *********************************** * * * 19 Hiryu Valley * * * *********************************** *** A lone image of a rocky mountain that thrusts high up above a carpet of lush vegetation is the only thing that stands out in what seems to be a sea of chaotic dreams. At last, however, strange noises start to filter into conscious thought from all around, and things that seemed uncertain begin to swim into focus . . . VOICE . . . stin, Justin! Hang in there, Justin! JUSTIN Mm . . . Mmmmph . . . *** Justin sits up groggily, his head aching. JUSTIN Mmmph . . . FEENA Justin!! Justin, are you all right? Do you feel funny anywhere? JUSTIN . . . What's going on, Feena? I feel like I've slept for a long time, but . . . FEENA Justin!! *** Feena smothers Justin joyfully. JUSTIN Waaah!? Wha-What's wrong, Feena? I can't . . . breathe . . . ! FEENA Ahahaha, I'm so glad!! If you had died just like that, Justin, I don't know what I would have done! JUSTIN Oh, that's right, we . . . We were tossed off of the top of World's End!! Feena, are you okay!? FEENA Uh-huh! I'm fine! My eyes are still going round and round a little, but . . . I wonder how we were saved? Luckily, we landed on top of this leaf . . . could that be it . . . ? JUSTIN Whoooah . . . so this is a leaf. It's incredible . . . it's so huge! Where on earth is this place . . . FEENA Justin, look over there . . . *** Justin and Feena turn to look at the giant wall that now lies behind them. JUSTIN We really . . . made it over the World's End, didn't we!! Awesome . . . I mean, this is an awesome place, isn't it? This is truly starting to feel like an adventure, you know -- huh? Wait a minute . . . That's right! Sue!? What happened to Sue!? FEENA I haven't found her yet. We separated during the fall, so . . . But surely Sue should be close by. We've got to search for her quickly! JUSTIN A-All right! At any rate, we'll find her! Let's go, Feena!! *** And so, Justin and Feena head off into this strange new world, in search of Sue. This place is literally alive, as plants of all kinds grow everywhere. Giant flowers and ferns are commonplace here, as are man-eating plants and greenery that moves at will. Savage hybrids of plant and animal look to make to a meal of the two adventurers, and barbaric devil-men accost the heroes at every turn. Justin & Feena press on, however, and before long reach a river cutting through the rocky valleys that crisscross along the otherwise green bottom of the Hiryuu Valley. As they wind their way through one of the tighter paths separated by the rock walls and overgrown plant creatures, Justin spots something on the path that seems quite out of order in this place so abundant with life . . . JUSTIN Huh . . . ? A lost shoe . . . *** A feeling of dread suddenly comes over the pair of heroes, and they rush to pick up the all-too-familiar small red shoe. JUSTIN (Gulp) Th-This . . . This can't be Sue's shoe!! *** Picked up Sue's shoe!! *** Justin & Feena continue on, fearing the worst, yet neither one of them daring to say another word. Hostile creatures run rampant here, stalking the adventurers impartially. Suddenly, out of the myriad of mysterious jungle noises comes a welcome, familiar cry . . . POOY PuPuu! Puu! Pu~u!! JUSTIN . . . ? Isn't that Pooy . . . ? *** Pooy flies out of a clump of plants at top speed, circling Justin & Feena excitedly. POOY PuppuPu PuppuPu PuPuPuu PuPu. JUSTIN Wa-Wait a minute! Pooy, slow down!! Sue, what happened to Sue!? POOY PuPuPu Puu Pu!? PuPuPuu. PuuPuu PuPuPu Puu!! JUSTIN Waaiit! I said slow down, Pooy!! POOY PuPu? PuPuPuPuuPu. PuPuppuPu PuuPuuPuu! FEENA Hang on, Justin! We're getting nowhere this way. Let's allow Pooy to guide us!! JUSTIN R-right. You're right . . . Okay, we're counting on you, Pooy!! POOY PuPuu! *** Pooy flies off along a nearby path and the pair follows. The path opens into a wide clearing, where a small, makeshift house stands its ground in the midst of the wild environment. Near the house is a cooking pot, boiling and bubbling with vigor. Pooy stops and begins flying in circles around the pot. POOY PuuPuPuppuu!! PuPu! PuPuPuPuPuu!! JUSTIN Pooy! Sue . . . What happened to Sue!? FEENA . . . ! Ju-Justin!! Look over there! See, next to the pot! JUSTIN Huh, next to the pot . . . ? *** Justin & Feena run over toward the trendy little green bag lying on the ground near the pot. This, too, is familiar. JUSTIN Th-This can't . . . be Sue's bag!! D-Don't tell me that . . . that pot . . . *** They gape at the pot in disbelief, unable to come to grips with the idea of what has apparantly happened to poor Sue. FEENA Wh-Wh-Wha . . . What're we gonna do, Justin? JUSTIN D-Don't be stupid! Slow down, Feena!! FEENA B-But . . . *** At that moment, a giant man, covered by a heavy, plated suit of armor and wearing an enormous, horned helmet, strides into view. Justin & Feena, upset and anxious to know what has happened to their friend, rush to confront the man. JUSTIN Hey, you! Is that your pot!? Where's the stuff that was in it!! GIANT MAN If there was anything in the pot, I've eaten it up. There's nothing left. *** Unable to bear the horrible thought of her dear friend being cannibalized, Feena groans and faints dead away. JUSTIN Feena!! *** Justin rushes to Feena's side, kneeling next to her. JUSTIN Damn it!! *** Unable to revive Feena, Justin rises, turns, and walks toward the man with angry determination in his eyes. He draws his weapon, stepping into a battle stance. JUSTIN All right, come on, let's go! Because of this, I'm gonna make stew out of you too!! GIANT MAN Hmph! A duel, man-to-man, eh? *** The man lifts a massive blade out of its scabbard and draws it skillfully into a classic back middle position. GIANT MAN Very well! I accept your challenge!! I am Gadwyn, Knight of Daito! *** Driven by anger as he is, Justin is still no match for the giant knight, and quickly falls to the power of Gadwyn's mighty technique, Ryujinken. Upon regaining consciousness later . . . JUSTIN Uh . . . Uhh . . . FEENA & SUE Justin!! JUSTIN Huh . . . Sue . . . ? *** Justin scrambles to his feet in surprise. JUSTIN Wh-What are you doing here!? Weren't you made into stew . . . ! *** A handsome woman with warm and caring eyes, previously sitting nearby, rises to her feet. WOMAN Ha ha ha ha. That is a dish Gadwyn prides himself on: Flying Dragon stew. JUSTIN Wh-Who are you . . . ? SUE Gadwyn and Dr. Alma helped me after I passed out in the woods. Dr. Alma's super nice. She's been just like a mom to me! ALMA I am Alma. I am the doctor of the village ahead of here called Daito. But it was surprising. That this child would make Gadwyn, the strongest swordsman in Daito, his opponent and duel with him, I never would have. . . *** The mouth of the strange-looking, fish-shaped house swings open, and Gadwyn steps out of the mouth to talk to the group. GADWYN Alma, don't say such impolite things. That boy is an excellent swordsman. Such keen swordsmanship looks good for one so young . . . It felt good to have such a battle after so long! Isn't that right, Justin? ALMA Good grief . . . Gadwyn, you're always like a child, saying that kind of thing . . . Well, since it seems like this child also is feeling better, I shall return to Daito. I'll leave the rest to you, Gadwyn. GADWYN Alma, you seem like you're in a big hurry. Hmph! Oh no, the habitual rains aren't . . . ? ALMA Yeah . . . it's that bad. People are beginning to pass out. I may possibly have to stay up all night. *** Without another word, Alma hurries off, her face grave. JUSTIN She left . . . even though I still hadn't even thanked her . . . FEENA Anyway, let's rest. C'mon, everyone! *** Camp JUSTIN Sorry Gadwyn. Even though you'd helped Sue, I jumped to conclusions . . . SUE Ahahaha! That's really just like you, Justin . . . since it was a severe misunderstanding. JUSTIN But you know, it wasn't just me, was it? Feena was the one who fainted. Her eyes rolled so far up into her head! FEENA My . . . My eyes did not, either! Oooh! Justin, you jerk! GADWYN Waaah hah hah hah! . . . don't worry about it, don't worry about it! It's a mistake anyone could have made. FEENA (pick Justin) . . . Hey, Justin? Do you want to ask Gadwyn some stuff about this world? I think it'll be useful for the adventures ahead, so . . . FEENA (pick) Still . . . just realizing that there was no end to the world made a terrific impression on me . . . But it was really a surprise to find people living over on this side of the wall! GADWYN It's the same way for me. I never would have imagined, even in my dreams, that people would come from the other side of the wall. GADWYN (pick Feena) When I first laid eyes on you, I sensed that you possessed great skill. How about it?! Shall we explore Dan Hibiki's super art together!? FEENA N-Now just a minute! Why does it have to come to that!? SUE (pick) You know, after I fainted, Gadwyn carried me on his shoulder back to his house. GADWYN Iya, katsugou to shita toki ni wa kono marui no ni zuibun ketobasareta zo. Wa ha ha ha! (Not sure how "kono marui" is supposed to fit in here . . . the kanji for marui here is the one that means "round", but . . .) No, when I went to put you on my shoulder, you completely refused! Waah hah hah hah! SUE Pooy intended to protect me, too! Isn't that right, Pooy? POOY PuPuu! Puu! SUE (pick) Hey, by the way Gadwyn, why are you living alone in a place like this, where there are only flying dragons, huh? GADWYN To train, of course. Even the tough flying dragons who have grown up lose their lives . . . My path in life is as that of a warrior . . . I must look at life and death at all times. I believe that this is the way of a man. GADWYN (pick) By the way Justin, is it really true, as you say, that the three of you crossed that huge wall? JUSTIN My story about the World's End is true, of course! We've come from across the wall on an adventure to search for the ruins of Enjoule civilization! GADWYN Hm, it's hard for me to believe your story so suddenly, but . . . we are friends who have dueled, man-to-man. When I look into your eyes, I can tell that you are not lying! If there's anything I can do for you, I'll do everything in my power to do it. Anything you want to know? *** 3 Choices 1) Where in the world is this place, anyway? 2) Do you know any place called Alent around here? 3) Is the woman doctor Alma your sweetheart? *** Choose 2 GADWYN Hm, I don't know what this thing you are looking for is like, but it certainly has to be far to the south. I've heard from people in my village that there's an ancient ruin of Enjoule remaining there. JUSTIN What! Really !? That's gotta be Alent!! Feena, Sue! We're leaving immediately! Quickly, let's get ready quickly! FEENA Ahaha! No way, Justin! Alent isn't going to run away, you know. GADWYN Ha ha ha. Sono iseki wa koko kara nannichi mo arukaneba tadoritsukenu hodo tooi chi da. Temae ni aru Daito no mura made nara, washi ga annaishite yarou. Soko de nagatabi no junbi o suru no ga yokarou. Ha ha ha. The land where those ruins is quite far to reach from here, no matter how many days you walk. I will guide you to the village of Daito. It would be very well to prepare for a long trip after arriving there. (Not sure what "temae ni aru" means in this context) GADWYN (pick) If there's anything I can do for you, I'll do everything in my power to do it. Anything you want to know? (Return to the choices above) *** Choose 3 GADWYN No, Alma is only a childhood friend. I live alone in this remote place to train, but sometimes Alma visits me, offering medicine or to mend my clothing. FEENA Hmmm, that sounds like more than a childhood friend . . . SUE It does. I think Gadwyn's kinda hiding his feelings, don't you? JUSTIN By the way, Alma . . . Her face looked so serious . . . did something happen at the village? GADWYN Yes . . . Lately, something a little troublesome has been happening in Daito. Daito is a fishing village on the seashore ahead of here. It once was a village with a rich supply of delicious fish that could be caught . . . I'm sorry, but I'm not very good at telling long stories. I'll guide you to the village later, and it would be very well if you get the details from Alma at that time. GADWYN (pick) If there's anything I can do for you, I'll do everything in my power to do it. Anything you want to know? (Return to the choices above) *** Choose 1 GADWYN This place is called Hiryuu Valley. It's the closest place to the World's End, and the most violent mountainous region in the world. It's the perfect place for a man to train and improve his skills with a sword. FEENA That's right . . . In this world, this place appears to be the World's End as well. In our world, it's kind of like how the Great Forest of Mist is, isn't it . . . GADWYN I was quite surprised, then, to find a little girl passed out in a place like this. Wah ha ha! JUSTIN You've helped us in a lot of ways, Gadwyn. You saved Sue for us and such . . . I'll make sure that I repay you this debt! If you're ever in some kind of trouble, we'll lend a hand. GADWYN Hmm . . . So, Justin, can we think of that as a promise between men, then? *** 2 Choices 1) Such a formal promise isn't . . . 2) Of course! A promise between men, then! *** Choose 1 GADWYN Washi wa otoko to otoko no yakusoku shika shinjinai koto ni shite iru . . . Omae mo otoko nara, jibun no otoko o kakerarenu you na yakusoku wa kuchi nisen koto da na. I can't trust you unless it's a promise between men . . . If you're a man, then your word is your unbreakable promise . . . SUE (pick) A promise between men, huh . . .? Isn't that okay?! Promise him, Justin! FEENA (pick) A promise between men is . . . Don't give your word without thinking about it, Justin. JUSTIN (pick Gadwyn) Gadwyn . . . You're an awfully formal guy, aren't you . . . . . . Well, anyway, if you're ever in some kind of trouble, we'll lend a hand. GADWYN Fumu . . . Justin yo. Sore wa otoko to otoko no yakusoku da to kangaete mo yoi no da na? Hmm . . . So, Justin, can we think of that as a promise between men, then? (Return to the choices above) *** Choose 2 GADWYN Hmm . . . men are none other than this! I, Gadwyn, have your binding word. SUE (pick) We're going to Daito with Gadwyn, right? Let's hurry up and go, Justin! FEENA (pick) Are you sure this is gonna be okay? To promise him so rashly . . . I've got a bad feeling about this, but . . . GADWYN (pick) All right! Since we have exchanged promises, Justin, you are now my friend. Friend, tomorrow we will go to Daito village. For now, it is time to rest. GADWYN (pick Justin) Hmm . . . Well, let's sleep . . . Tomorrow, I will guide you to the village of Daito. JUSTIN Daito, huh . . . I wonder what kind of place it's gonna be? I'm looking forward to it, aren't you Feena? Sue? *** The group slowly drops off into slumber. When the morning sun rises the following morning, everyone awakens, packs up belongings, and quickly prepares to continue through Hiryu Valley toward the village of Daito . . . ************************************* * * * 20 Daito Village * * * ************************************* *** Upon arriving in Daito... GADWYN Koko ga Daito no mura da. Sugu soko ni yado ga aru. Annaishite yarou to omotteita no da ga . . . This is the village of Daito. There is an inn right there. I thought that I would guide you there, but . . . JUSTIN . . . n? Doushitan da yo, Gadwyn. . . . Hm? What's wrong, Gadwyn? GADWYN Sakki kara ki ni natteita no da ga, kita kara no kumo ga sora o ootteiru . . . Masaka . . . I noticed it a while ago, but clouds from the north are covering the sky . . . Oh, no . . . FEENA E . . .!? Tashika ni sora mo you ga ayashii wa. Kore wa hitoame kuru mitai ne. Huh . . . !? The sky certainly does seem strange. It looks like a rain shower's coming. GADWYN Mumu! Suman ga, washi wa isoide chourou to hanashi o seneba naran. Omaetachi wa mura no mimono demo shiteite kure. Hmph! Excuse me, but I must hurry and go speak with the Elder. Please take a look at the sights around town. *** Gadwyn runs off. SUE Icchatta . . . Nandaka sugoku awateteta mitai datta kedo . . . Nande sonna ni ame ga ki ni naru no kashira . . . ? He left . . . He sure seemed like he was in a big hurry, but . . . Why would he care so much about rain coming . . . ? (If you go to the Elder's house, you'll see that the giant knight and the village Elder appear to be engaged in a serious conversation.) (If you speak to Gadwyn . . .) GADWYN . . . Chourou yo! Kono mama dewa taihenna koto ni naru zo!! Moshi ame ga furihajimetara . . . . . . My lord! If we do nothing, we're going to be in trouble!! If the rains begin to fall . . . ELDER Tashika ni sono toori ja ga . . . Nou, Gadwyn! Hontou ni ame ga furisou nan no ka? That is certainly true, but . . . Gadwyn! Does it truly look like it's going to rain? GADWYN Zettai ni furu to wa ien . . . da ga, ano kumo o mita toki senaka ni tsumetai mono ga hashiru no o kanjita no da . . . . . . n? Aa, omaetachi ka . . . Suman ga, mou sukoshi hanashi o seneba naran no da. Tomareru basho ga atta to omou ga, socchi no hou ni itte oite kurenu ka. Chourou to no hanashi ga sundara washi mo sugu iku. I'm not saying that it's certainly going to rain, but . . . when I saw those clouds, I felt a chill run along my spine . . . . . . hm? Oh, it's you . . . Excuse me, but I need to speak with the Elder here just a little more. I believe there is a place you can stay at around here, so would you please head over there? Once my talk with the Elder has finished, I will immediately go there as well. (If you speak to Gadwyn again . . .) GADWYN Omaetachi wa mura no naka o mite mawarunari, kyou wa yasumunari, suki ni shiteite kure. Washi mo chourou no hanashi ga sundara, yado ni iku tsumori da . . . Please look around the village, rest, and do as you like. Once my talk with the Elder has finished, I intend to go to the inn . . . (If you speak to the Elder . . .) OLD MAN . . . n? Onushitachi? Washi ga kono mura no chourou ja ga . . . Nani ga you jarou ka? Makoto ni suman ga, ima wa daijina hanashi o shitoru de no. Nochihodo denaoshite kite kuren ka no. . . . hm? Yes, good people? I am the Elder of this village . . . Is there something you need? I'm terribly sorry, but right now I have a serious matter to discuss. Could you please come again at a later time? (If you go to Dr. Alma's house and speak to her . . .) ALMA Oo, onushira wa! Tanuze kitete kureta no da na? Sakihodo chiryou ga owatta tokoro da. Yahari ano Ugetsu no tou ga subete no genin na no darou . . . Saikin ni natte katsugikomareru byounin o miteiru washi ni wa yoku wakaru . . . osoraku machgai aru mai. Kono saki awatadashiku naru darou ga, onushitachi wa yukkuri tabi no tsukare o totte oku ga yoi. Ah, it's you! So you've come to visit me? I just finished treating patients a little while ago. As I expected, it's that Tower of Rain and Moon that's the cause of all of this... I've recently come to understand very well the patients whom I take into my care . . . I have a feeling I've made a terrible mistake. From now on, I'm going to be very busy, so it would be best if you all relax and rest well. (If you speak to Alma again . . .) ALMA Sore ni shite mo, ano kumo wa . . . Daiji ni naraneba yoi no da ga ... Still, those clouds . . . We ought to take them seriously, but . . . (If you go to the inn, you'll meet up with an usually long-eared creature who is musing to himself aloud.) LONG-EARED CREATURE U~n . . . Alma-sensei no tokoro ni kusuri o todokete wa mita kedo . . . zenzen tarinai ki ga suru naa. Oufukusuru hitsuyou ga aru yo ne. U~n, taihen da naa. Kedo . . . Oira no kusuri de minna ga genki ni natte, oira no futokoro mo attakaku naru. Subarashii tte omou yo ne? Hmm . . . I saw to delivering medicine to Dr. Alma . . . but it didn't seem like enough at all. I'll have to leave and come back, then, eh? (Sigh) What a pain in the butt. But... if everybody gets well from my medicine, my sales'll heat up too. What a wonderful idea, you know?! JUSTIN Ee!? Totsuzen iwarete mo naa . . . Huh!? That creature said . . . (literal: "mutant", but this sounds really derogatory to me) LONG-EARED CREATURE Datte minna shiawase ni natterun da yo. Subarashii koto ja nai ka. Because everyone will be happy, you see. Isn't that a wonderful thing? SUE Suggoo~~i! Shaberu usagi nante hajimete mita~a. Wooowww! It's the first time I've ever seen a talking bunny! *** Sue excitedly dashes over to get a better look at the bunny. SUE Nee, chotto dake sawarasete kunnai? Hey, can I just touch you for a minute? *** Sue stands up on the tips of her toes and stretches her arm out to quickly touch an inquistive finger to one of the bunny's long, soft-looking ears. The creature leaps up indignantly and Sue shrinks back, startled. LONG-EARED CREATURE Nandai, kimitachi wa!? Sakki kara hito no koto usagi, usagi tte . . . Oira ni iwaserya, kabe no mukou kara kita kimitachi no hou ga hentekona ikimono ni mien da ze. What the heck is wrong with all of you!? Since you came in, all you've been saying is "a bunny, a bunny!" . . . If you ask me, it's you guys who've come from across the wall who look like strange creatures! JUSTIN E? Nande oretachi ga kabe koete kita no shitten da yo? Huh? How did you know that we've come from across the wall? FEENA Anata wa ittai . . . ? Who in the world are you . . . ? The creature jumps easily out from behind the table to stand in front of the group, and grins. LONG-EARED CREATURE Oira wa Jilpadon no Gido. Sekaijuu o kakemeguru gyoushounin sa. I am Gido of Jilpadon. I am a peddler who travels 'round the world! (Talk to Gido) GIDO Tokoro de kimitachi, oiratachi Mogezoku ni tsutawaru. Konna kotowaza o shitteru kai? By the way, my people are known as the Moge. Do you all know of the proverb that goes along with them? JUSTIN Kotowaza nanka doudemoiikara. Nande oretachi no koto shitten no ka oshie . . . Never mind the proverb. How do you know who we a-- *** Gido continues talking, ignoring Justin decidedly. GIDO "Hito wa daremo ga yakuwari o motte umarete kuru." Kimi datte sou sa, Justin. "When there are no people with roles to play, he will be born." That's you, Justin. (Did I translate this proverb correctly?) JUSTIN Dakara kotowaza nanka doudemo... ii !? O-Ore no namae made shitten no!? I said, never mind the . . . proverb!? Y-You even know my name!? GIDO Moge wa nandemo shitteru. Souiu shuzoku na no sa, oiratachi wa. The Moge know everything. That's the way our race is, you see. (Speak to Gido again) GIDO Justin, kimi ga "ooku no kotae o nozomu mono" nara, kimi wa tabi o tsudzukenakya ikenai. Tabi o tsudzuketeireba, ironna koto ga miete kuru hazu sa. Sekai ya seirei no koto, soshite jibun no koto . . . . . . Saa, sorosoro shuppatsu no junbi o hajimenakya. Shouhin no shiire ni aida ni awanaku naru kara ne. Justin, if you are "the one who hopes for many answers", you must continue your journey. If you continue your travels, you'll see many things. You'll learn about the world and spirit, and about yourself . . . . . . Well, soon I'll have to prepare to leave. I'm going to miss my chance to stock up on my goods if I don't, you know. JUSTIN Ma-Matte kure! Hitotsu dake oshiete kure! Kimitachi Mogezoku wa Alent no koto mo shitteru no ka!? W-Wait! Just tell me one thing! Do the Moge know about Alent, too? GIDO . . . Shitteru kamoshirenai shi, shiranai kamoshirenai . . . Ima wa sou kotaete oku yo. Kimi ga tabi o tsudzukerun nara, mata dokoka de kitto deau sa. Tsudzuki wa sono toki hanasu koto ni shiyou. . . . Maybe we do, and maybe we don't. That is my answer for now. If you do continue your journey, we will surely meet again somewhere. Let's speak again at that time. (If you speak to Gido again . . .) GIDO Kimi ga tabi o tsudzukerun nara, mata dokoka de kitto deau sa.
Tsudzuki wa sono toki hanasu koto ni shiyou. Moge wa dokonidemo arawareru. Souiu shuzoku no sa, oiratachi wa. If you do continue your journey, we will surely meet again somewhere. Let's speak again at that time. The Moge can be anywhere. That's the way our race is, you see. (If you speak to the innkeeper here . . .) INNKEEPER Oyaoya, tabi no katagata desu ne. Doumo irasshai! Otomari ni narimasu kai? Well, well! . . . travellers, I see. Welcome! Will you be staying here? *** 3 Choices 1) Sudomari de yoroshiku. 1) We'd like to stay, please. 2) Quit 3) Data save *** Choose 1 INNKEEPER Osudomari desu ne? Heihei! 3 na-sama go annaii~ You will be staying, then? Please, please! Let me show you three to . . . *** Night falls, and the three adventurers drift off to sleep still wondering what all the fuss is about in Daito. Gadwyn shows up at the inn at a rather late hour, and the next morning, Justin inquires about it. JUSTIN Doushitan da yo, Gadwyn? Kinou wa zuibun osokunatte kara yado ni kaette kita mitai dakedo . . . What's going on, Gadwyn? Yesterday it sounded like you came to the inn pretty late, but . . . *** Gadwyn turns to face Justin, looking concerned. GADWYN Umu . . . Chourou to no hanashi ga nagabiite na. Maa, ame sae furanakereba, nani mo mondai wa nai no da ga . . . Mm . . . My conversation with elder dragged on. Well, if it doesn't rain, there won't be a problem, but . . . FEENA Ame . . . ? Sakki soto o mietara mou futteta wa yo. Rain . . . ? When I looked outside a while ago, it was already starting to fall. *** Gadwyn suddenly looks shocked. GADWYN Nani! I-Ikan!! What! N-No, it can't!! *** The giant knight runs off, obviously upset. JUSTIN Doushitan da Gadwyn, ikinari! What's wrong with Gadwyn all of a sudden?! OUTSIDE OF THE INN GADWYN Mumu . . . Tashika ni ame ga . . . Kore wa taihen da! Hmph . . . It's raining, all right . . . This is terrible! *** Justin, Feena, and Sue step out of the inn just in time to watch as Gadwyn runs off toward the center of the village. SUE Doushita no ka na, Gadwyn? Ame gurai de hen na noo! What's the matter with Gadwyn, I wonder? It's weird that he's acting this way about something like rain! *** Feena looks thoughtful, her face serious. FEENA Uun, chigau wa . . . Douyara tada ame ja nai mitai ne. Watashitachi mo itte mimashou! Uh-uh, that's not true . . . Somehow, this doesn't seem to be just rain. Let's go and see, too, shall we?! (If you run off towards the center of the village, you'll see that the Elder is speaking to Gadwyn and some of the other residents of the village.) ELDER . . . shittoru ja rou, Gadwyn? Seirei no kago o ushinaishi, Ugetsu no tou no koukei o . . . Doku no ame ni yotte itarametsukerareta daichi. Magamagashiku somatta shi no kawa ano koukei o me no atari ni shite orou? . . . You know, don't you Gadwyn? We have lost the divine protection of spirit, and the scene of the Tower of Rain and Mooon is . . . The earth is being tortured by the poisonous rain. The dead rivers stained with ill-omen are just like that which can determined from the scene, aren't they? GADWYN Mochiron, wakatteiru . . . Yagate doku no ame wa akaku kawari, shi no ame to naru koto mo na . . . Soshite, Daito o sukuu tame ni wa denshou no toori Ugetsu no tou ni nobori, yuusha no yari o mochikaeru shika nai . . . Yes, of course, I understand . . . Before long, the poisonous rain will turn red, and become rain of death . . . And to save Daito, there is nothing that can be done except to climb the Tower of Rain and Moon to the path of transmission, and then bring back the Spear of Heroes. ELDER Dakara, itte oru no ja. Kono yuusha no udewa o uketotte kure to! Daito o sukuutte kure to na!! That is why I say this to you: Please accept this Bracelet of Heroes! Please, save our village of Daito!! GADWYN Washi wa sude ni kakugo o kimeteiru. Muda ni shugyou o tsunde kita wake dewa nai kara na. Da ga, chourou yo . . . wasurete oran ka? Yuusha no yari o te ni ireru ni wa futari no yuusha ga hitsuyou na no da zo! Watashi hitori de itte mo saigo no shiren o norikoerareru ka dou ka wakaranai no dakara na! I have already prepared for this. My training would have been useless otherwise. But, my lord . . . aren't you forgetting something? To procure the Spear of Heroes, two heroes are required! If I go alone, I still do not know how I could overcome the last trial! ELDER Da ga, onushi shika oran no da yo. Yuusha to yoberu sonzai wa na . . . But Gadwyn, there's no one else here besides you. Anyone else existing who could be called a hero isn't . . . GADWYN Fumu . . . komatta . . . Hmmm . . . I am at a loss. JUSTIN Nanda yo Gadwyn!! Ore ga issho ni itte yaru yo! I know, Gadwyn!! I'll go with you!! *** Justin comes running up to meet the group of villagers. ELDER Nanja . . . Mada honno kodomo dewa nai ka. Sono kimochii ga ureshii nou . . . What . . . you're just a child. I am happy that you feel determined to help, but . . . GADWYN Chourou, anadotte wa ikan zo. Justin wa ano sekai no hate o koete kita hodo no kyousha da! My lord, you musn't make light of him. Justin is none other than the man who came from across the World's End! ELDER Na-Nan to? Ano hate shinai kabe o konna kodomo ga!? Wh-What? This child . . . not the wall at the end of the world!? *** Gadwyn steps up to Justin, eyeing him seriously. GADWYN Justin . . . Korekara ikaneba naranu Ugetsu no tou wa osoroshiku kikenna basho da. Seirei no kago ga nakereba, sono inochi sara ushinau koto ni narou. Honrai naraba chikadzuku koto mo yurusaren no da. Soredemo, soredemo itte kureru no ka? Justin . . . The Tower of Rain and Moon that I must go to is a terrible, dangerous place. Without the divine protection of spirit, you may lose your very life. I could never forgive myself if something happened to you. Even yet, even yet . . . do you still want to go? JUSTIN Kiken o osoretetanjaa, boukensha nante tsutomannain da! Sore ni sa! Otoko to otoko no yakusokushita jan ka! Komatta toki wa tasukeautte sa!! Fear of danger isn't fit for an adventurer! And besides, we made a promise between men, didn't we?! When there's trouble, we'll help each other!! GADWYN Gaa ha ha ha, sou de atta! Omae to kono washi to wa otoko to otoko o chikai atta, naka de atta! Gaaaahh hah hah hah! . . . that's right! You and I swore an oath, man-to-man . . . as friends! *** Gadwyn turns to face the Elder again. GADWYN Chourou! Denshou no toori futari no yuusha ga sorotta no da! Kore de Daito no mura wa sukuwareru zo!! My lord! The path of transmission has been completed by the two of us! With this in mind, we can save the village of Daito!! ELDER Oo! Kesshinshite kureta ka!! Saa, futari tomo koko e . . . Kono densetsu no yuusha no udewa o sazukeyou. Fusawashii nushi o ete, hikari kagayaku de arou. Daito no yuusha ni seirei no michibiki ga aran koto o! Oh! So you have determined a way!! Well, then to you two . . . allow me to grant this legendary Bracelet of Heroes. Give it to its rightful master, and its light will shine brilliantly. Let spirit guide these heroes of Daito! *** Just then, Feena and Sue, who appear to have been listening to the converstaion, approach the group. Feena looks rather serious. FEENA Justin . . . Honto ni iku ki na no? Justin . . . Are you really serious about going? JUSTIN Mochiron sa! Otoko to otoko no yakusokunan da ze. Hehehe, mite kure yo, Feena. Kakko ii darou? Of course I am! This was a promise between men, you know. Heh heh heh, look Feena. Don't I look cool? *** Feena steps right up to Justin, about to give him a piece of her mind. FEENA Nani ga otoko to otoko no yakusoku yo! Yuusha nante iwarete maiagatteru dake ja nai! (What does "maiagatteiru" mean?) Wazawaza kikenna koto ni kubi o tsukkomu nante boukensha toshite wa niryuu . . . uun, sanryuu na no yo!! What's your man-to-man promise about?! Calling you a hero doesn't just make you one! If you're always sticking your neck into danger, then you're no better than a second-rate . . . no, a third-rate adventurer!! SUE Doushita no Feena . . . Doushite sonna ni okotteiru no . . . ? Nanka itsumo to chigau mitai. What's the matter, Feena? . . . Why are you so mad . . . ? You're acting differently than you usually do. JUSTIN Sou da yo. Nanka hen da ze? Kikenna koto ni chousensuru kara boukensha nan jan ka! Daijoubu! Umaku iku tte! Ima made mo zutto sou datta darou? She's right, Feena. Isn't there something wrong with you? Aren't we adventurers because we challenge danger?! It's all right! Let's go, and with no hard feelings. We've always been friendly before now, right? FEENA Justin . . . GADWYN Yooshi, Justin! Kakugo wa dekiteiru you da na. Soredewa, sassoku shuppatsu da! Mezasu Ugetsu no tou wa Daito no mura no kita ni aru! All right, Justin! It seems like we're ready, so let's leave right away! Our goal, the Tower of Rain and Moon, lies north of Daito village! (If you speak to the Elder before leaving . . .) ELDER Tanomu zo. Onushitachi dake ga tayori da. Ugetsu no tou no saijoukai ni aru yuusha no yari o mochikaeri, kono Daito no mura o sukuutte kure . . . Gadwyn yo, onushi nara dekiru, washi wa sou shinjite oru zo. We're counting on you. You are the only ones we can rely upon. Please, bring back the Spear of Heroes from the top floor of the Tower of Rain and Moon, and save our village of Daito . . . Gadwyn, if anyone can do it, I believe you can. (If you speak to the Elder again . . .) ELDER Kanarazu ya, Ugetsu no tou no saijoukai ni aru yuusha no yari o hikinuite kuru no da. Washi wa onushitachi o shinjite oru zo.! Be sure to pull out the Spear of Heroes from the top floor of the Tower of Rain and Moon. I believe in you all! *** The group sets out for the Tower of Rain and Moon that looms ominously to the north, determined to save the village of Daito . . . ************************************ * * * 21 Mountain of Rain and Moon * * * ************************************ *** The party soon reaches the mountains that lie to the north of Daito village, and begin the trek up into the foothills through the pouring rain. Poisonous rivers of vile sludge flow through furrows that run down from the peaks and in between the smaller mounds of rock. The downhill progress of the rivers is further aided by the downpour, and the combination of falling rain plus poison-filled muck creates a perfect breeding ground for fungi of many types. Mushrooms larger than even Gadwyn grow here and there, while some that are not so large cling to the steep, rocky cliffs like steps, allowing the party to ascend parts of the foothills which would otherwise be too treacherous to climb. Giant, plant-like creatures, similar to the ones found near World's End, but more sinister and eerie, roam the hills in droves here. Nevertheless, the four heroes press on, and soon find themselves closing in on the steeper part of the mountain range. *** Gadwyn pauses briefly, a strange contrast to his recently usual sense of urgency. The sound of the rain striking the tormented earth makes even his deep voice a bit difficult to hear. GADWYN Ame ga tsuyokunatte kite iru . . . Seirei no kago ga sukunakunatte kita to iu koto ka . . . The rains are becoming stronger . . . Is this the divine protection of spirit fading . . . ? FEENA Nee . . . Yappari hikikaesubeki yo. Kore ijou susumu to kiken da wa, kitto! You know . . . We should turn back, after all. If we advance any further from here, there's surely going to be danger! JUSTIN Daijoubu da yo, Feena! Ore ga iru jan ka! It'll be okay, Feena! I'm here, aren't I?! FEENA Mou! Souiu koto ja nai no! Nani ka iyana yokan ga suru no yo . . . Stop it, already! That's not what I'm talking about! I've got a bad feeling about this . . . *** The group starts to move forward again, but Justin, abashed though he is by Feena's remark, speaks up after a few steps. JUSTIN Are? Doushita no ka na!? Nanka shintai ga piripirisuru . . . Huh? What's happening, I wonder!? My body feels hot, or something... *** Gadwyn looks shocked by Justin's statement, but his fearful expression betrays his knowledge of a terrible situation. GADWYN Ikan! Kono atari no ame wa doku no ame da!! Mamonaku kono ame wa akakukawaru! Nokosareta jikan wa ato wazuka da! Isogu zo, Justin!! No! The rain around here is poisonous!! Before long, it will become red! Our time remaining is short! Hurry, Justin!! *** The party continues on, moving up along the inclined terrain steadily, yet still unable to see their goal ahead. Their current surroundings are what demand immediate attention, however, for the landscape has suddenly become dotted with mushrooms large as houses . . . and apparently, the great growths are indeed houses to strange, foul-looking creatures who live inside of them. These creatures are known as the Krepp, beings who appear to be akin to vultures, and look just as ugly, but which are humanoid in stature and appear to more intelligent than mere animals. Though their language is guttural and unfamilar, it seems all too clear that the Krepp are not in the least bit happy to see the adventurers, and they attack the party savagely, using weapons that are surprisingly well-made and even crude forms of sorcery in attempts to beat the heroes down. Gadwyn, Justin, Feena, and Sue still doggedly continue up into the mountains, however, despite battling the seemingly endless hordes of enemies seething around them. At last, the party walks out from a cluster of mushroom houses into a clear area, where they can see a tall, semi-organic stucture looming high above the rest of the natural buildings, and the group realizes that they have reached their destination: The Tower of Rain and Moon. ************************************** * * * 22 The Tower of Rain and Moon * * * ************************************** *** The architecture seems to indicate that this was once an elegantly constructed spire, but upon entering the Tower of Rain and Moon, the heroes find that it has been overrun by the vile Krepp. The monsters have claimed the tower for their own, turning what was before most likely a place of beauty and tranquility into a squalid, overpopulated barracks for their kind. The walls and floors are covered with fungi, even more so than the mountains outside, and the rooms are littered with barrels, stray weapons, and miscellaneous junk. Of course, the Krepp are everywhere as well, and are extremely angered by the intrusion of the despised humans, with whom they battle fiercely at every turn. Despite the overwhelming odds, the party works to make their way through the twisting hallways, avoiding the traps set by the Krepp as best they can. *** Eventually, the group steps up into the third floor of the tower to find themselves in a massive chamber. In the center of the chamber, resting on top of a huge, green, crystalline dais, is a throne much larger than one suitable for any man to sit upon. A lone Krepp stands hunchbacked in front of the massive throne, and turns to face the adventurers as they approach the dais. The birdman's rasping voice, though unintellible, bears an unmistakeably hostile attitude. KREPP Guagerattsu! Zupadou gidabeba! Gwagehrattsu! Zupadow geedah bebah! GADWYN Mu . . . are ka! Kureppu o hikiiteiru no wa kokoroshite kakare, Justin! Hmph . . . so that's the one! Deal with this leader of the Krepp with care, Justin! JUSTIN Makasetokette!! Kedo saa . . . yowasou da yo naa, aitsu. You got it!! But, y'know . . . he looks pretty wimpy. KREPP Geeeeee! Geeeeeh! *** The Krepp screeches, and charges down toward Justin, swinging its sickle wildly. It spins and leaps into the air, and as it lands, a black aura begins to pulsate around its body. Space around and within the creature's form seems to contort in upon itself, and when the laws of physics appear to have sorted themselves out again, in place of the frail-looking Krepp towers an enormous, four-headed serpent! JUSTIN Ge, kawarimi shiyagatta!! (Gulp) It mutated!! (lit: converted, adapted) GADWYN Hirumuna, Justin!! Chikara o awasereba, katenu aite dewa nai. Iku zo!! Don't flinch, Justin!! If we work together, as comrades, we cannot lose. Let's go!! *** The giant serpent is a fearsome opponent, but still it is no match for the power of the four heroes. Victory! SUE Yatta ne, Justin! Ato wa yuusha no yari o nuku dake ne! We did it, Justin! Now we just have to draw out the Spear of Heroes! GADWYN Umu, migoto da, Justin. Iyoiyo ato wa saigo no shiren o nokosu nomi! Mmm, well done, Justin. Finally, the only thing left is the last trial! JUSTIN Sousou! Nokotteru no wa saigo no shiren dake . . . tte. Ee!? Sakki no kaibutsu ga saigo no shiren dattan ja nai no ka yo!? Yeah, yeah! The only thing left is the final . . . trial. Huh!? You mean, that monster wasn't the final trial!? GADWYN Chikara dake de taoseru you na mono naraba, washira rekisen no yuushi ni totte ma no shiren to wa yobenu. Kokokara saki koso ga washi to omae no otoko ga tamesareru basho na no da. Saa, iku zo, Justin! If it were something that only required strength, it wouldn't be a serious trial for veterans like ourselves. You and I will be truly tested from here on. So let's go, Justin! *** Behind the throne is a massive crystalline plate set into the floor. Justin steps onto the plate, and the decorative columns of stone begin to to shift, rumbling as they move. The pillars eventually reach positions where they make the shape of an arc, and each one sinks into the floor to a specific depth. Once again, all of the columns lock into position, and the top of each splits into circular wedges of stone. The pieces slide into place, forming a series of steps leading up from the lowest column, whose top is close enough to the floor of the chamber to reach, to the highest one. The stone plate on top of the highest pillar dematerializes, and a column of light shines up from within the pillar of stone. *** The party climbs the series of platforms to reach the top, and step into the column of light. Its brightness briefly envelopes them and then fades, revealing that the surroundings have changed. The group now stands at the bottom of a long staircase, surrounded by blackness. Bravely forging ahead, the heroes ascend the stairs and step up into another chamber, though this one not quite as large as the last. The room is carved from blue stone, and the floor of the chamber depicts a starry night sky with the planets visible in the heavens. Two mirrors stand on opposite sides of the chamber, and a stone monolith with an inscription rests against the wall between them. JUSTIN Rere? Ikitomari jan ka. Doko ni anda yo, yuusha no yari nante. What the . . .? This looks like a dead end. Where do we find this thing, the Spear of Heroes? GADWYN . . . Justin yo. Koko unmei no kagami no aida de subete ga owaru. Kono heya koso ga kono tou no yuusha ni ataerareru saigo no shiren na no da! . . . Justin. Here, within the Mirrors of Fate, everything ends. For inside this room, within this tower, is the final trial to obtain the Spear of Heroes! JUSTIN Saigo no shiren . . . The final trial . . . GADWYN Shiren no naiyou wa sono sekiban ni kisareteiru yonde miru ga ii, Justin. It would be best if you read of the requirements of the trial recorded upon that stone tablet there, Justin. *** Justin, Feena, and Sue move over to look at the stone tablet, while Gadwyn steps toward the back of the room. JUSTIN . . . ??? Oi Gadwyn, nante kaitean no ka. Sappari wakannai ze. . . . ??? Hey Gadwyn, what's written here? I can't understand it at all. GADWYN Kono sekiban ni wa kou kakareteiru . . . . . . Unmei o kirihirakou to suru mono yo. Tsuki no kagami to hoshi no kagami, izureka no michi o erabu ga yoi. Hitotsu wa mirai e to tsuuji ima, hitotsu wa . . . shi no kuni e to tsuzuru de arou. It is written upon the stone tablet as this: You who seek to slice open the Mirrors of Fate should choose your path . . . the Mirror of the Moon, or the Mirror of Stars. One leads to the future, and one leads . . . to the Realm of the Dead. *** The three look shocked as Gadwyn's reluctant explanation comes to a close, and they anxiously rush over to confront him. FEENA Sore tte . . . machigatta kagami o erandara, shinjau tte koto? Saisho kara shitteta no ne, Gadwyn!? That means . . . that if you choose the wrong mirror, you'll die? You knew this all along, didn't you Gadwyn!? JUSTIN Gadwyn ga hitori ja Daito o sukuenai tte iita no wa kouiu koto datta no ka . . . So this is what you meant when you said that you couldn't save the village of Daito alone . . . *** Gadwyn turns to face the party, his expression fiercely stern and determined. GADWYN Anzuruna, Justin. Omae o shinasehasen . . . Kagami wa mazu washi hairu. Do not be afraid, Justin. I will not allow you to die . . . I will enter a mirror first. JUSTIN Chotto matte yo, Gadwyn! Moshimo . . . moshimo da ze, sono eranda michi ga machigattetara . . . Hang on a minute, Gadwyn! If . . . If the path you choose is wrong . . . GADWYN Sono toki wa Justin . . . Omae ga nokosareta kagami ni hairu no da! Michi wa machigainaku mirai e to tsuujiteiru. If that happens, Justin . . . You will enter the remaining mirror! It will lead to the future without fail. JUSTIN Baka, sonna koto kiiterun ja nai! Sorette Gadwyn ga shinjau tte koto darou! Ma-Masaka Gadwyn. Hajimekkara sono tsumori de . . . !? No, damn it, that's not what I'm talking about! If that happens, you'll die! I don't believe this, Gadwyn . . . You intended from the beginning to . . . !? GADWYN Omae wa tabinin no mi de arinagara, washira no mura o sukou to shite kureta . . . Omae no otokoke ni washi ga kotaeyou. Sonna kao o suruna. Washi ga shinda toki, Daito o sukuu no wa Justin, omae na no da zo. Even though you were just a traveler, you offered to save our village . . . I shall answer your spirit as a man with that of my own. Don't make such a face. If I die, the one who saves Daito will be you, Justin. *** With those words, Gadwyn turns and walks towards the tablet, prepared to sacrifice his life if necessary to save his village. SUE Shinja yada, Gadwyn!! Don't die, Gadwyn!! GADWYN Otoko ni wa inochi kakete demo yaritogeneba naranu koto ga aru no da . . . There are some tasks a man must carry out, even at the risk of his own life . . . FEENA Gadwyn . . . Kitto kaette kite ne. Seirei no kago o inotteru kara . . . Gadwyn . . . You'll come back. I will pray for the divine protection of spirit to watch over you . . . *** Reaching the trial tablet, Gadwyn makes the fateful decision. GADWYN Wa ga na wa Gadwyn! Shiren no sekiban yo, ima seirei no michibiki ni shitagai . . . I am Gadwyn! Trial tablet, I now obey the guidance of spirit by . . . *** Gadwyn turns to face the mirror on the right-hand side of the chamber. GADWYN . . . tsuki no kagami o erabu! Hirake, tsuki no kagami yo! . . . choosing the Mirror of the Moon! Open, Mirror of the Moon! *** As a soft glow of white light begins to shine forth from within the mirror, Gadwyn turns to face Justin for what may be the last time. GADWYN Saraba da, Justin! Farewell, Justin! JUSTIN . . . Gadwyn! . . . Gadwyn! *** With that, Gadwyn steps toward the Mirror of the Moon, intending to enter the gateway regardless of the cost. Gadwyn takes his final steps toward the mirror and then . . . stops. A clanking of something metallic can be heard. The giant knight steps forward, and once again the sound of metal clashing upon metal fills the chamber. Gadwyn breaks into a run, and the metallic noises escalate into a cacaphony of crashing sounds. All the while, Gadwyn appears to be running in place, as if gearing up for one of his many training excercises. *** Suddenly, a man in tight-fitting lycra pants and a faded, striped sweatshirt appears from within the mirror. His head is covered by curly brown hair that looks like a Chia Pet experiment gone awry. As the man begins to leap up and down, clapping his hands, his effeminate voice echoes throughout the room as he cries "All right, people . . . Step with it now!" As the group stares on in bewilderment, the strange man suddenly disappears in a puff of imagination gone sour, and the story resumes. *** Gadwyn stops and steps back from the mirror, then turns toward the party, looking frustrated. JUSTIN Do . . . Doushitan da yo, Gadwyn. Wh . . . What's wrong, Gadwyn? GADWYN . . . Mumu, ikan! Kono kagami wa washi ni wa chisasugiru!! Ha . . . Hairen! . . . Hmph, it can't be! This mirror is too small for me!! I ca . . . can't enter! *** The group looks shocked again, but then as knowledge of the situation begins to sinks in, Justin grins over Gadwyn's plight. JUSTIN Na-Nan da yo, Gadwyn, honki de kandoushiteta no ni saa. M-Man, Gadwyn, I was seriously impressed for a minute there, but . . . GADWYN Waraigoto dewa nai zo, Justin! Kounattara omae ga iku shika nai! Saa, shiren no sekiban ni shimesu no da, omae ga susumu beki michi o! This is no laughing matter, Justin! Because of this, there's no one who can go except you! Well, it's shown on the trial tablet . . . the path upon which you must advance! JUSTIN A-Aa . . . Wakatta yo, Gadwyn! O-Oh . . . I understand, Gadwyn! *** Justin walks up to the stone tablet to get a look at the inscription again. JUSTIN Wa ga na wa Justin! Shiren no sekiban yo, ima seirei no michibiki ni shitagai . . . I am Justin! Trial tablet, I now obey the guidance of spirit by . . . *** 2 Choices 1) . . . tsuki no kagami o erabu! 1) . . . choosing the Mirror of the Moon! 2) . . . hoshi no kagami o erabu! 2) . . . choosing the Mirror of the Stars! *** Choose either one JUSTIN Hirake! Hoshi no . . . (Tsuki no) Open! Mirror of the . . . (this should literally say "Star" or "Moon" here, but because I chose to write the words in reverse order since "Moon Mirror" sounds strange, it will have to be this way. All literal-translation purists please send complaints to email@example.com) FEENA Yamete! Justin!! Stop! Justin!! JUSTIN Do-Doushitan da yo, Feena . . . ? Wh-What's the matter, Feena? FEENA Nani ga yuusha Justin yo! Baka ja nai no futari to mo! Daitai doushite Justin ga Daito no hitotachi o sukuu tame ni inochi o kakenakya ikenai no!? Shinjattara bouken datte dekinakunachau no yo! Sore demo ii no!? What is a hero, Justin?! You're not fools, are you, you and Gadwyn?! I mean, why must you risk your life to save the people of Daito!? If you die, you will never go on an adventure again! Is that okay with you!? JUSTIN Nani iidasun da yo, Feena! Ore ga ikanakya. Daito no hitotachi ga shinjaunda ze! Sore demo ii te no ka yo!! What the hell are you saying, Feena?! I have to go. The people of Daito will die if I don't! Is that okay with you?!! *** Feena pauses, understanding, yet still her face grave. . . . Watashi ga iku . . . ! Watashi ga kagami ni hairu kara Justintachi wa koko de mattete. . . . I'll go . . . ! I'll enter the mirror . . . you and the others wait for me, please? *** Justin leaps forward, obviously upset. JUSTIN Ba-Bakana koto iuna! Sonna kikenna koto Feena saseru wake nai daro! D-Don't say such a stupid thing! There's no reason for you to get into that kind of danger! FEENA Chigau wa! Kouiu toki koso boukensha toshite no keiken to kan ga daiji na no! Dakara onegai Justin! Watashi ni . . . You're wrong! This kind of thing is very important for an adventurer with experience and intuition to do! That's why, please, Justin! Let me . . . *** Justin looks down at the ground, thoughtful and serious. He pauses for a long moment, and then at last lifts his head to look at Feena again. JUSTIN . . . Wakatta yo, Feena. Dattara . . . Erande kure yo. Docchi no kagami ni haittara ii no ka o . . . ore, Feena no eranda michi nara shinjirareru. . . . I understand, Feena. Therefore . . . Choose for me. Which mirror should I enter . . . if you choose the path, I can believe in it, Feena. FEENA Justin . . . Justin . . . *** Gadwyn steps forward, and his deep voice booms off the walls of the chamber. GADWYN Washi kara mo tanomu. Feena, michi o shimeshite yatte kure. I'm counting on you too. Feena, please show him the way. *** Feena, determined to help her friends, steps forward toward the tablet, and tries to speak with an authoritative voice on Justin's behalf. FEENA Wa ga na wa Justin. Shiren no sekiban yo, ima seirei no michibiki ni shitagai . . . I am Justin. Trial tablet, I now obey the guidance of spirit by . . . *** Unable to continue, Feena collapses, kneeling in front of the stone. FEENA Dame . . . Yappari erabe . . nai. Moshimo machigattetara . . . Watashi . . . Watashi . . . It's no use . . . I guess I can't . . choose. If I make a mistake . . . I . . . I . . . JUSTIN Feena . . . Feena . . . *** 2 Choices 1) Ore wa Feena o shinjiteru yo. 1) I believe in you, Feena. 2) Seireiseki ga kitto mamotte kureru yo. 2) The Spirit Stone will surely protect me. *** Choose 1 JUSTIN Daijoubu da yo. Feena no boukensha toshite no keiken to kan o . . . iya! Nani yori Feena no koto o ore wa shinjiteru!! It's all right, Feena. I believe in your experience and intuition as an adventurer . . . no! More than anything, I believe in you, Feena!! *** Choose 2 JUSTIN Feena ga eranda michi o ore ga susumu . . . Sorenara, issho ni susumu no to onaji daro? Daijoubu. seireiseki ga mamotte kureru sa. Imamade mitai ni, kitto... I will follow the path you choose, Feena . . . That way, it's the same as if we were going together, right? It's all right. The Spirit Stone will protect me. It seems to have been doing this all along, certainly . . . JUSTIN Dakara saa, tatte Feena! Therefore, stand up, Feena! *** Feena draws encouragement from Justin's words, and pushes herself up onto her feet again. FEENA Shiren no sekiban yo, ima seirei no michibiki ni shitagai . . . Trial tablet, I now obey the guidance of spirit by . . . *** Feena pauses, as if listening to a voice that cannot be heard, and when she speaks again, her words bear an unmistakeable aura of command. FEENA Hoshi no kagami o erabu! Hirake, hoshi no kagami yo! Choosing the Mirror of the Stars! Open, Mirror of the Stars! *** A soft glow of white light begins to shine forth from within the mirror, and now all that remains is for Justin to follow the path which Feena has chosen. FEENA Justin . . . Justin . . . SUE Justin! Zettai Ze~ttai kaette kuru yo ne! Justin! You really, reeeeally will come back, won't you! JUSTIN Aa, mochiron sa! Jaa, Gadwyn! Feena to Sue o tanonda ze!! Oh, of course! Well, Gadwyn! Take care of Feena and Sue for me!! GADWYN Umu, anshinsuru ga ii! Daito no subete wa omae ni kakatte iru zo! Justin! Mmm, do not worry about them! Everything the village of Daito has is riding on you, Justin! (If you speak to Sue . . .) SUE Heiki yo ne, Justin! Garlysle gun to tatakatta toki mo, sekai no hate kara okkochita toki mo heiki dattan da mon ne! It'll be all right, won't it Justin! When we fought the Garlysle army, and when we fell off of the World's End, it was all right then too! JUSTIN Aa! Kondo datte umakuiku sa! Yuusha no yari o motte kaette miseru! Uh huh! And it'll go all right this time, too! I'll show you when I bring back the Spear of Heroes! (If you speak to Feena) FEENA Justin . . . Watashi korekara mo zutto anata to issho ni tabi ga shitai . . . Koko de ohanarenante iya . . . Onegai dakara, kaette kite . . . Justin . . . I want to keep travelling with you all the way . . . I don't want you to leave me now . . . I'm begging you, Justin . . . please come back . . . JUSTIN Feena no eranda michi ni machigainai yo. Ore Feena o shinjiteru yo! Feena, the path you've chosen can't be wrong. I believe in you, Feena! (If you speak to Feena again . . .) JUSTIN Mattete kure, Feena. Ore zettai kaette kuru! Wait for me, Feena. I will definitely come back! FEENA Justin . . . Justin . . . (If you speak to Gadwyn . . .) GADWYN Omae wa yuukanna shounen da . . . Moshi omae ga shindara, omae no haka ni wa san atama no hiryuu o sasageyou. Da ga, buji ni ikite kaette kitara, omae no tame ni shichi atama no hiryuu o sasageru. Yakusoku shiyou! You're a brave lad . . . If you die, I will place the heads of three flying dragons at your grave. But, if you come back alive and well, for you I will offer the heads of seven flying dragons. It's a promise! JUSTIN Sonna shimpai iranai sa! Kanarazu ikitekaette kuru. Datte, ore wa ichiryuu no boukensha nan da se!! No need to worry like that! After all, I'm a first-class adventurer!! (If you speak to Gadwyn again . . .) GADWYN Umu, omae no kao wa shi ni yuku mono no sore dewa nai. Tanonda zo, Justin! Yes, you do not look like one who is going to meet his death. I'm counting on you, Justin! *** Justin walks at last toward the Mirror of the Stars, and prepares to meet his fate. JUSTIN . . . Iku zo! Korekoso mirai ni tsuujiru michi da!! . . . Here I come! From this place lies the very road which leads to the future!! *** The hero closes his eyes, and steps into the mirror . . . *** When Justin opens his eyes again, he is once more standing at the bottom of a long stairway leading up into blackness. Strange sounds emanate from the profound darkness all around him. JUSTIN Yappari . . . Feena ga erande kureta michi ga tadashikattan da . . . Arigatou, Feena!! I guess . . . the path Feena chose was right after all . . . Thank you, Feena!! *** The stairway winds upward for a long time, and terminates at last at the entrance to a small room. Across from the stairwell, hanging inconspicuously upon the wall, is the Spear of Heroes! JUSTIN . . . Kore da na! Kono yari o motte kaereba iin da. Yoo~shi!! . . . This is it! All I have to do is take this spear home. Heeeere goes . . .!! *** Justin slowly reaches up to take the Spear. As his hand touches it, the chamber is bathed in a soft, pulsing red light that is almost too faint to make out at first, yet growing to a clearly discernable flashing, maroon flare. Finally, Justin pulls the ceremonial weapon down, and it comes off of the wall easily. The flashing light subsides. *** Picked up the Spear of Heroes! *** As Justin takes the Spear from its resting place, a quiet rumbling can be detected, which gradually grows to a roar of crashing rock. JUSTIN Na-Nanda!? Nani wa okottan da!? Wh-What the heck!? What's happening!? *** Giant chunks of stone begin to fall from the ceiling all around! JUSTIN Waa! Konna no kiite nai zo, Gadwyn! Hayaku kokkara nigenakya!! Whoa! You didn't tell me this was gonna happen, Gadwyn! I gotta get out of here fast!! *** Justin races out of the chamber and down the stairs, attempting to flee the crumbling tower. As he nears the bottom of the twisted stairway, however, the steps ahead of him suddenly give way, tumbling into the darkness below! JUSTIN Uwa, korya yabe~~!! Waah! this is very baaaad!! *** Justin turns to run back up the stairs again, but before he can leave the platform he is standing on, the stairs above him as well break away and drop into the blackness beneath him! The hero steps back from the edge and scans the area quickly, desperately looking for a way out, but it seems hopeless. Within seconds, the very ground beneath his feet gives way, and Justin begins to fall! JUSTIN Waa! Wah! *** The boy jumps in surprise as the platform begins to fall, and then plummets into empty space! As the remaining solid ground, already far above, rushes up and disappears from sight, a green glow begins to shine faintly from within Justin's pocket. The glow intensifies and expands to the point where Justin is nearly surrounded by the green light. Clearly, the powers within the Spirit Stone have awakened once again as tiny globes of pale, yellow-green light begin to circle Justin, bouncing and weaving around him like miniature dancers in motion. Justin can feel his fall slowing to a halt, and then everything is enveloped in darkness . . . *** Back in the chamber of the Mirrors of Fate . . . GADWYN Ima norowareta tou ga kuzuresarou to shiteiru. Justin ga yuusha no yari o nuku koto ni seikoushita no da! Masa ni aistu koso ma no yuusha da! This cursed tower is breaking apart. That means Justin has successfully drawn out the Spear of Heroes! He certainly is a true hero himself! FEENA Sonna koto dou demo ii wa! Justin wa . . . Justin wa dou natta no!? Who cares about that right now! Justin . . . What's going to happen to Justin!? *** The tower's shaking intensifies, and large pieces of rock crash to the ground very close to the group. FEENA & SUE Kyaa! Eeek! GADWYN . . . Mumuu! Kore wa ikan!! Mohaya tou ga kuzureru made ikura no jikan mo nokotte inai zo!! Feena to Sue wa saki ni soto ni dete ore! Justin ga modoru made washi wa koko de matsu!! . . . Hmmph! It can't be!! There's already not much time left before this tower collapses!! Feena, Sue, go ahead and get out of this place! I'll wait here for Justin to return!! FEENA Iya yo!! Watashi koko de matteru! Justin o oite nanka . . . Justin, Justi~~n!! No!! I'm waiting here! As for Justin . . . Justin . . . Justiiiiin!! SUE Feena!? Chotto shikkari shite! Justin nara kitto daijoubu yo! Feena!? C'mon already! It's Justin we're talking about; he's gonna be okay! GADWYN Ku, kono mama de wa . . . Washi wa Justin to yakusokushita no da. Futari no koto wa makeserou to na. . . . Yamu o en! (Gulp) If we stay here . . . I promised Justin. I told him I'd take care of these two. . . . I'm going to put a stop to this! *** Without no time left for words, Gadwyn reaches down and picks up the girls, one tucked underneath each one of his massive arms. FEENA Nani sun no Gadwyn! Hanasee!! Justi~~~~~n! What do you think you're doing, Gadwyn?! Let go of me!! Justiiiiiiiin! *** Gadwyn turns and runs for the exit in a last-ditch effort to escape from the collapsing spire. *** Outside of the Tower of Rain and Moon, the rain is still pouring down from the heavens. The crashing sounds of rock have grown to such a horrible din that the tower almost sounds as if it is groaning in pain. Without a doubt, the building is nearly about to be destroyed. FEENA Aa, tou ga kuzureru . . .! Justin . . . !! Aaah, the tower is collapsing . . .! Justin . . . !! *** The three look on in vain as the entire structure shakes violently, as if it is thrashing in the throes of death, and then, with a blinding flash, the tower entirely . . . disappears . . . *** Feena kneels in front of what was once the Tower of Rain and Moon, her eyes filled with grief. FEENA . . . Justin . . . . . . Justin . . . GADWYN Ima washiki tou wa hikari to tomo ni satta . . . Da ga, Justin yo. Masaka omae made mo ga issho ni . . . Eei! Omae dake o shinasehasen!! Kono futari o mura made okuritodoketara washi mo hara o kiru The tower and the light have now left . . . But Justin. I cannot believe that you are no longer together with us now . . . (what does washiki mean? Or imawashiki? (since ima is all in kana here, perhaps it's part of the word) Argh! I will not let you die alone!! Once I have returned these two to the village, I too will hara o kiru!! (need help with this idiom... it seems pretty easy to guess from the context, but I want to make sure) SUE Justin wa shindarishinai wa! Gadwyn no baka! Justin's not dead, you big dummy! *** Sue delivers an enormous kick to Gadwyn's armored shin, and then throws herself down on the ground in a huff, her back turned to the giant knight. The little girl begins to shake uncontrollably. SUE Ju-Justi~n. U-Uwaaaaann! Ju-Justin. Sue starts to cry . . . *** Suddenly, a bright pinpoint of light floating in midair shines forth from a spot in front of the group! The three stare at it in amazement, hardly daring to hope . . . GADWYN Mumumu, na-nani goto ka!? Hmmm? Wh-What is that thing!? SUE Na-Nan na no!? Ano hikari wa!? What is that!? That light!? FEENA Justin! Justin! SUE Ee!? What!? *** From out of the bright speck of light falls Justin, making his entrance as gracefully as ever. JUSTIN Ite! Ouch! *** Justin sits up, wincing in pain. JUSTIN Ittee~ . . . !! Ouuuuuuch!! *** Gadwyn and Sue race over to Justin, visibly relieved to see that their friend is still alive. SUE Justin! Justin! JUSTIN To . . . Uh . . . GADWYN Kega wa!? Doko mo kega wa nai no ka!? Are you hurt!? You're not hurt anywhere!? JUSTIN Kono toori! Pinpinshiteru yo! That's right! I've never felt better! SUE Suggo~i!! Justin, honmono no yuusha mita~i! Awesome!! Justin, you're just like a real hero! GADWYN Migoto da! Yahari onushi wa washi ga mikonda toori no otoko datta you da na! Well done! You are truly the man I had expected you to be! JUSTIN So-Sokka? Gadwyn ni sou iwareru to terechau na. R-Really? That makes me feel shy, coming from you, Gadwyn. (Man does this ever sound femmy to me . . . wonder if there isn't a better way to say this?) *** Feena, who has not yet said a word during all of this, steps a little closer to the group, her eyes still downcast. FEENA Justin . . . Justin . . . *** Justin steps forward, posturing boastfully, apparently excited from the big knight's praise and his friends' happiness at seeing him return safely. JUSTIN Feena, doudai! Buji ni modotte koreta ze! Ore tte sugoi daro! Feena, whaddya think?! I came back safely! Aren't I awesome?! *** Feena walks up to Justin and stops, studying him with a blank look on her face. Justin stops grinning after a moment and scowls, wondering what on earth could be the matter with the girl. At that point, much to Justin's surprise and dismay, Feena hauls back and slaps him hard across his face! JUSTIN Na-Nani sun da yo! . . . . . . to . . . Wh-What the heck did you do that for?! . . . . . . uh . . . *** Feena clutches Justin tearfully, her voice brimming with anger, relief, and muted joy all at the same time. FEENA Justin no baka! Watashi . . . Watashi . . . Naichatta ja nai no! Hito no ki mo shiranai de . . . ! Justin, you idiot! I . . . I . . . Couldn't you tell I was crying?! You don't know anything about people's feelings, either . . . ! *** Justin looks abashed. JUSTIN . . Feena . . . . . Feena . . . FEENA Yakusokushite yo, Justin. Mou nido to anna mucha wa shinai de. Onegai! Promise me, Justin. Promise me you'll never do anything foolish like that again. Please! *** Justin pushes himself and Feena up straighter, addressing her seriously. JUSTIN Go-Gomen yo . . . Yakusokusuru! Nido to Feena o nakasenai! Chikau yo! I-I'm sorry . . . I promise! I'll never make you cry again! I swear! *** Feena looks less angry and more relieved now. FEENA . . . Hidoi yo, Justin. Watashi . . . Hontou ni shimpaishitan dakara . . . . . . That was the lowest, Justin. I . . . was really worried about you . . . *** Justin and Feena stand silently together for a moment, and it seems that everything is harmonious within the group once again. Sue turns to look away, and notices that . . . SUE Are? Itsu no aida ni ka ame ga yanderu . . . Huh? When did the rain stop? . . . *** Suddenly, Sue's eyes light up, and she points at something excitedly. SUE A~!! Minna, mite mite! Hora! Niji ga mieru yoo! Ohhh!! Look, look everybody! See?! You can see a rainbow! The group gazes off into the distance at the colors trailing down from the heavens, shimmering in the water left over from the torrential rains. Finally, the party begins to work their way back down through the mountains, returning to the village of Daito. ***************************************** * * * 28 The mysterious Vanishing Hill * * * ***************************************** Sue's courage *** Searching for a way to reach Alent, Justin, Feena and Sue have been told that an Enjool artifact, located in the mysterious Vanishing Hill, is able to transport you anywhere you want if you operate with a special gem. Heading to the place, they find a cave with the artifact and go search for the Gem, further on the right, outside the cave. After fighting many monsters, they manage to put their hands on the Gem. *** As Justin, Feena and Sue got the Gem, they are now able to operate the Enjool device letting them go anywhere they want. Rather than going to Alent, they have decided to send Sue home. Justin All right ! If we put the gem here, Sue will be able to go ! Sue ....Waaaah ! Parm ! It's so nostalgic ! Justin Amazing... You can really go wherever you want... Sue Justin, don't be selfish and be a pain in the neck to Feena, will you? Sue Don't forget, your tissue's in your pocket, and your toothbrush's... Hehehe, you're already fine without me. Sue ...Justin, Feena... Time to say goodbye... Take care ! Justin But Sue... Are you sure you'll be all right on your own...? Justin I... I'm coming back with you.. Sue Stop it !!! Remember your promise ? You must continue the adventure ! Sue I'm leaving now ! We're going to eat a looot of Lily's cooking, aren't we Pooy ? Pooy Pupuppuu ! Justin But Sue... You're so... And I... I... Feena ...Justin, it's...not what you think ! You've done enough, Sue !! *** She hugs her Feena It's enough, Sue... Don't force yourself anymore... You've already made enough efforts over yourself ! Sue ......You... understood,... Feena... I didn't... I didn't want to... Sue I didn't want... you to remember... my last expression... as a tearful one !! Feena It's alright... Sue... Please, just don't do that now... Feena Because you can... go back to Parm... And cry there alone ? Okay ? Sue fee... Feena ! I wanted so much... so much... t'be with you... with you all !! Sue
Now Feena you'll go with Justin... You'll go... And we won't be together anymore... Feena We will !! Feena No matter how far we go, we'll keep you in our hearts... Won't we ? Sue Y-yeah ! Feena Let's promise ourselves, Sue, that we will definitely meet again... You, Justin, and I... Sue Thank you Feena ! I'll be looking forward to you coming back ! Sue Until then, promise me you'll go on adventures together ! *** She goes Sue ...Ah ! I almost forgot ! Sue Hey, look ! *** She twirls Sue See ? That's how I want you to remember me ! Okay ? Sue If you don't remember me this way, you'll never recognize me when I've become a wonderful lady ! Justin .......Sue...! Sue Bye bye ! Hang in there ! Justin, I'm sure you'll see your dream coming true... You'll see the Enjools ! Justin Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue !! *** She disappears in a flash light Feena ...Justin... We didn't leave Sue ; we're the ones who've been left behind... Justin ...yeah... That Sue... Justin Let's goooooooo ! I'll show you I can get to the Mermaids Sea ! Justin Watch this ! Sue ! ************************************** * * * 30 Sea dragon boat * * * ************************************** As lovers' time goes by... *** When Justin wakes up, he's at the save point inside the ship. Feena's not there. He goes outside to look for her... Feena Ah, Justin ! You're awake ? Look... Wherever you look, you can only see the sea... You can't even see one single island... Feena The moon is so beautiful. Its light is reflecting on the sea... It's twinkling like a jewel. Feena ...Hey Justin, why are you standing so far from me ? Come here and sit with me, will you ? Justin *1 Okay, let's do so *2 No, I'm fine where I am ! *** Answer *1 Why do you sit so far ? Okay, I don't have the choice... [she sits near him] *** Answer *2 Hey, don't say that ! Be with me at least a little, will you ? [she sits near him] Feena Huhu... it's the first time we're only the two of us... Feena ...Hey, why don't you say anything ? Justin Weell, huh, I, huh.... Feena You know, I've been thinking a lot lately, at night, when the night's wind is blowing... Feena Say, you know what I was thinking about ? Guess, Justin... Justin *1 Are you thinking about me ? *2 Maybe... About everyone ? *** Answer *1 Justin I know ! You must be thinking about me ! That Justin, what an incredible, virile, strong person ! ...No, that can't be it...! Feena WRONG ! Justin Of course ! Feena Well, not really wrong... Justin Eh ? *** Answer *2 Justin I know ! About Sue ! She was quite noisy, but we're sad now that she's not with us anymore... Feena No, not about Sue... Justin About Gadwin then ? "You mustn't neglect your training !!" (he quotes Gadwin). Hehe ! Feena No, it's not about Gadwin. Neither Sue nor Gadwin... I was thinking about you, Justin. Justin Ee ! About me ?? Feena Yeah... Feena I was thinking about the first time we met... It was on the sea, too... It brings back good memories... Justin But, Feena, at the time I was only a trainee. I didn't even know the Adventurers' greeting ! Feena I'd never have thought we could go on adventures together... Feena But, you grew in my heart, you took a bigger and bigger place in it... Justin Feena...? Feena At the time I lived with my sister, I was really happy... But, one day, she left, and I was left alone. Feena Now, even if I'm happy, I'm still anxious... Feena Not because the others left... Because I fear there will be a day when I'm alone again... Feena Justin... From now on, we should be always together, okay ? Justin *1 Of course ! *2 Hmm, I don't know... *** Answer *1 Justin Of course ! We'll make other adventures together ! Feena Justin, I'm relieved ! *** Answer *2 Justin Well, if I want to go on adventures, it might be risky sometimes... But I'll protect you, Feena ! Feena Justin ! You're exagerating ! Feena But, I'm relieved... Thank you Justin... If we stay always together, I'll probably be very happy... Feena Because it's you, Justin... If it was someone else, even if it was my sister, it wouldn't be the same... Justin Feena... Feena Say, Justin... Do you... like me ? Justin *1 Yes, I like you ! *2 Why are you asking ? *** Answer *1 Justin How could I not like you ! Sue, Gadwin, and you Feena, I like you all very much ! *** Answer *2 Justin Hey Feena, why are you saying that ? No one could not like you, you know ! Feena Justin ! This isn't the "like" I wanted to hear ! Justin Eh ? ...Feena... Then, which one ? Feena ............ Justin ... ...Feena... Because of the Moon's light, you look so beautiful... B-but, of course, you're always pretty !! What am I saying ? It's stupid. Feena Strange, isn't it... Things that we usually don't say seem appropriate at this very moment... Justin Feena... Feena Justin, you know... You're very special to me... [BONK !] Justin Hey ? What was that noise ??? Feena What ? What's happening ? Something hit us !! Justin Are you okay ? You're not wounded ? Girl A..ah... Justin Huhh ! Girl Mister Hero-- ! Help me ! The pirates... the pirates !! *** She comes really close to Justin... Justin Hhuh hu... Feena Kyaa ! Justin ! Justin Wait a minute ! I don't understand anything, what are you talking about ? Feena Yes ! He's right ! Get away from Justin ! Girl I come from a nearby island... Pirates have attacked us... Justin What ? Pirates ? Girl Yes, but all of us have been taken by them... Only I managed to escape. Pleeeaase, Mr Hero, save them !! Justin It's terrible, Feena ! We gotta help them ! Feena Wait a minute... Where's that island ? There's no island around here... Girl That island over there... Everyone is held prisoner on those mean pirates' island... Please Mr Hero ! Save them ! Justin Let me handle this ! Mr Justin the hero is gonna beat up those mean pirates ! Feena Hey hey Justin !! Girl Thank you ! Mr hero ! Justin Haha, let me handle this ! Hehe Feena Stop flirting ! Justin ! We were just about to...! Justin We're landing on this island ! Let's go Feena ! Feena ....I don't know... Justin, you pervert ! *************************************** * * * 48 Military Fortress J * * * *************************************** Of Heroes and Madmen OUTSIDE THE FORTRESS Justin K-kore wa gun no.... Riette Gaia wa ittai.... Th-this is the military's... Riethe is Gaia.... Riethe Kore wa.... watakushi no kangaete ita mono to wa zuibun kotonarimasu.... This... is much worse than what I expected it to be. Douyara Enjuru no iseki no ue ni betsu no shisetsu o tatetayou desu ne. Kono naka ni.... Gaia no chikara o kanjimasu. It looks like they constructed some sort of special equipment right on top of the Enjule Ruins. I can also feel Gaia's power emanating from within.... INSIDE THE FORTRESS Soldier Sude ni shireiheya wa senkyo shita!! Joukihoukikanbu mo senkyo shuryou!! Kanseiheya mamonaku senkyou shuryou!! We have just occupied the command center! The steam cannon engine room has also been secured! It's only a matter of time before we secure the control room! Soldier Ato wa sakusen heya ni irareta Myuren Taisa ga Baal o toraete kudasareba....! Col. Myuren is now on his way to the war room to arrest Baal! Soldier Wareware no kuudetaa wa seikou da-!! Zenheishi wa sono mama taiki se yo! Our coup de 'etat is a success! All troops are now ordered to be on standby. Soldier Myuren Taisa no shiji ga aru made zenheishi sono mama taiki se yo! All troops will remain on standby until we receive new orders from Col. Myuren. Justin Kuudetaa-! Myuren no yatsu nani yatterunda!? Coup de 'etat? What the heck's that Myuren up to now? Gaia wa.... Gaia wa dounattan da!? Ikuzo minna!! Gaia... what's the situation with Gaia!? Let's go everyone!!! Captain (by entrance) Hou... omae ga kiite iru minkanhito no kodomo ka? Tashika Jastin to ka itta na.... Ah... you're that civilian kid that I've heard about, right? Justin was it...? Fun.... Gun ni meiwaku o kakete kitarashii ga sore mo mukashi no koto to wasureyou da ga ima wa jama suru na yo. Hmm... looks like you've come to interfere in the army's business again. However, that's all water under the bridge as far as we're concerned, just as long as long as you don't stand in our way. Kono kuudetaa o motte ware ga gun wa shinsei suru koto ni naru no dakara na Myuren Taisa no moto de na. With this coup de 'etat, Col. Myuren wanted the army to start a new life so to speak. *** Click again Kono J ni nanshi ni kita ka wa shiran ga keshite jama o surun ja nai ware ga gun wa shinsei ne ba naran no da! I don't know why you're here and what you plan on doing but just make sure that you don't get in our way so we can go on with the army's rebirth. WAR ROOM Injured Soldier Uu.... Shogun... ka? Koko wa mou ii.... Myuren Taisa o otte kure.... Ungh... Shogun...? I'll just be fine right here... please follow Col. Myuren.... Taisa wa Baal no yatsu o otte.... Baalme.... Himitsu tsuuro o youi shite.... Tsuuro wa heya no sumi ni... katachi no.... The colonel just went after that accursed Baal.... Damn him! He had a secret passageway ready all along.... The passageway is by the corner of the room.... The statue.... *** Click on the statue to open the secret passage Justin Myuren! Shikkarishiro Myuren! Baal wa doko da!? Hang in there Myuren! Where's Baal? Myuren Jastin naze.... Naze Baal ni seireiseki o watashita!! Why, Justin...? Why did you give Baal the sacred spirit stone?! Justin ... ... ... Myuren Yatsu ni seireiseki o watasu koto wa hametsu e no tobira no kagio watasu mo onaji koto.... Giving that man the sacred spirit stone is just like giving him the key to the world's destruction.... Sono koto ga omae ni wa wakaranakatta no ka!! Didn't you understand that?! Justin S-sore wa.... Th-That's.... Myuren Isoganeba.... Baal o tomeneba sekai wa.... .... Yatsu wa Gaia o.... Hurry! If you don't stop Baal, the world will be... .... He's going to awaken Gaia.... Feena Myuren-san! Shikkarishite Myuren-san! Myuren-san! You've got to hang in there, Myuren-san! Leen Daijobu ki o ushinatta dake desu.... Don't worry, he just lost consciousness.... Justin ... ... .... If you talk to Leen again, she'll say that Baal went down the passage and is now planning to reunite all the sacred spirit stones into one. Once this deed is achieved, Gaia will be resurrected. She'll then implore Justin and Feena to stop him. Riethe Dou yara.... Koko kara chika no kodai iseki e iru mitai desu ne. Well now... it looks like we can reach the ancient underground ruins through here. Iseki o riyou shite chika kuukan ni nanraka no shisetsu o tsukutta you desu wa ne. It looks like he's using the ruins and manipulating it through some sort of special equipment in the room below. Justin ... ... .... Baal... omae no omou touri ni wa sasenai!! Baal.... I'm not going to let you get away with whatever you think you're doing!!! ***************************************** * * * 49 Underground Ruins Railway * * * ***************************************** The Price of Power Justin Yamero-! Baal!! Gaia o mesamesaseruna! Stop it, Baal!!! Don't awaken Gaia! Gaia Kita ka.... Kozou. So you've come, young apprentice.... Daga mou osoi.... Ima masa ni kisama no seireiseki o umekonda. However, you're a little bit too late. You're priced sacred spirit stone has now come into fruition. Dai naru Enjuru no chikara wa yomigaetta no da....! Kanjinu ka? Gaia no sokusui/ikifiku (?) The awesome power of Enjule will once again be resurrected! Can you feel it? Gaia's very breath.... Gu,gu,gu.... Kondo koso.... Ware ga ne o.... Sekaichuu ni harimeguraseteyaru.... Ha, ha, ha.... In mere moments, the world itself... will revolve around me.... Justin Sono toki wa omae mo horobirundazo! Ima sugu Gaia o tomeru!! And when that time comes, you will be destroyed too! Now hurry and stop Gaia while you still can!!! Baal Washi o tomeru koto nado.... Dare ni mo dekinwa! Sekaichuu no seimei o kuraitsukusu no da! There is no one in this world who can stop me! And this very world shall be my sustenance! Justin Ko-koitsu.... Nani itten da...? Wh-what's with this guy...? What's he talking about...? Riethe Gaia no ishiki to douchou shite imasu. Kono dansei no tsuyoi yokubou koso ga makoto ni Gaia o yomigaerseru no desu! His consciousness and Gaia's have merged as one. This man's powerful desires has resurrected Gaia! Baal ....Oh-! Soko ni iru no wa Kouyokujin de wa nai ka...? Ah! You over there! You're a Kouyokujin are you not...? Feena ... ... ...! Baal Futatabi washi o fuujiyou to iu no ka? Wahahaha- sou wa ikanzo! Are you trying to stop me yet again? Ha, ha, ha, ha! I'm afraid that's not possible! Kondo wa washi ga omae o kuratte yaru!! This time, I shall feed on you!!! Justin Saseru ka-! Gaia wa zettai ni tometemiseru!! I won't allow it! We'll definitely stop Gaia, just you wait and see! *** Boss begins followed by this little scenario.... Baal So this is how it feels... to surpass human existence. Justin B-Baal? What are you...? Baal Now take heed as I reveal my newest and greatest ambition.... This world... ... ... I shall devour it... ... ... ALL of it!!! Gaia! Grant me unlimited power! Join me... and let us be as one! The time has finally come... for your resurrection!!! Justin Ah! Feena Aaah! Justin Leen? Feena Sister... ? Leen Run for it, everyone! Hurry! Baal Why do you keep on resisting? It's alright to entrust your bodies to me.... After all, you're the ones responsible for Gaia's rebirth. Now I shall give birth to that which humanity desires.... And your desire should be that of ruination! Baal Saa, miru ga ii. Ware ga kisama ni... wana to kami no something (crap... Baal's so obsessed with devouring the world that he's eating his friggin' words too. I can't hear that last word!!! Aaargh! "Wana" is trap while "kami" is god. I'll just assume that the last word has something to do with power....). HA, HA, HA, HA, HA! (This part here's pretty easy....) Well then, go ahead and marvel at my sight. You insignificant beings will be the first to be entrapped by my god-like powers!!! HA, HA, HA, HA!!! ************************************ * * * 50 The flying battleship * * * ************************************ Power and responsibility Soldier Lt. Feena, you have just been ordered to go to the operations room right away so you can be briefed on your next mission. Justin What the-? Feena's a lieutenant?!!! Feena Now just hold on a second. Is this some kind of joke? Soldier Oh no, ma'am, this isn't a joke! We have been given specific instructions that as of today, we were all supposed to treat you, Miss Feena, as a lieutenant. I'm sure that the situation would make much more sense if you talked to Col. Myuren. Why don't you go and ask him about it? Justin Well it's definitely strange for Myuren to come up with this kind of a decision all of a sudden.... What the heck's he scheming now? Rapp And on top of all of this, Gaia's just been resurrected too.... So what are we going to do now, Jus'? Justin ... I'm not so sure myself.... Well, first things first! Let's go ahead and see what Myuren has to say! *** The Operations Room Myuren Gaia's starting to multiply himself.... We need to make our move--and fast. Leen At this rate, Gaia's going to cause incredible amounts of damage to the neighboring vicinities... Col. Myuren. Myuren That's right. Gaia needs to keep absorbing tremendous amounts of energy to maintain his ongoing evolution. Leen Given his current trajectory, Jilpadoon is the next projected area from which Gaia will will start absorbing energy. Myuren However... without the Sacred Spirit Stone... I don't think there's any way that we can save the city. Soldier We are now commencing landing procedures for the Flying Battleship Leonrotte. Our landing site will be the Army Camp at Ruzette Mountain. Myuren Okay.... Justin Hey, Myuren! What's this thing going on about Feena being a lieutenant?! Myuren As you very well know, Gaia's resurrection has left us facing very adverse conditions. Following our withdrawal from Miltary Fortress J, we decided to establish a camp here in the Ruzette Mountains to serve as our front line base for tactical operations. The way we in the army look at it, we only have one shot to turn the tide in our favor. This... is just like what exactly happened to the Ancient Civilization. Once a sacred spirit stone is absorbed into that thing's body, it breaks apart and dissolves. Our plan now is to combine the power of the Ancient Civilization and the technology of the Army--mainly the Steam-powered Cannon. The cannon will be used to stop Gaia in his tracks. However, without the Sacred Spirit Stone, it is now essential for us to have the help of the Kouyokujin more than ever. Which now brings me to the question at hand. Will you lend us your strength, Lt. Feena...? *********************************** * * * 51 Army Field Camp * * * *********************************** The Choices That We Make Justin What the heck's that Myuren up to, making Feena a lieutenant and all that? Rapp Say whatever you want to say, but where'd that Feena go anyway? Justin Well, she said something about going on ahead to the Officer's Tent before us.... It looks like Leen wants to talk about this whole lieutenant situation too.... Riethe If I remember correctly, Leen said something about meeting her in the Tactical Operations Tent. Justin At any rate, let's go ahead and see what's going on. *** The Officers' Tent Feena I'm sorry for going on ahead without you guys.... I just needed some time to myself to think things out. Hey Justin, I'd really like to talk to my sister right now. Justin That's right! I'm pretty sure that Leen will agree that this whole lieutenant mess isn't going to work. Anyway, she told us to meet her at the Tactical Operations Tent so let's just head over there now. I normally don't do side conversations but it's quite rare to get any laughs at this point in the game. That's why I'll go ahead and do the "parrot scenario." (Go ahead and talk to that black bird). Rapp Hey look, Jasu! It's a parrot bird (actually, the darned thing looks more like a crow to me). These birds can remember what people say and say it right back. Justin Eh? Really? Alright! Now then, what can we make it remember...? Choices: 1. Go to hell, Myuren! 2. Justin, you're the greatest! *** If you picked choice 1... Justin Okay! Here we go.... Go to hell, Myur--.... Rapp So Jasu, just what exactly are you going to have that bird remember? Bird Go to hell, Jasu! Go to hell, Jasu! Go to hell, Jasu! Justin Ack! Rapp WA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!! This is your finest work yet! That's what you get for trying to act like some punk kid. Bird Go to hell, Jus' ! Go to hell, Jus' ! Go to hell, Jus' ! *** If you picked choice 2... Bird Justin, you're the greatest! Justin, you're the greatest! Justin Y-Yeah, that's right! Rapp Hey you... what the heck do you think you're doing? That bird's not supposed to be used for fun and games you know. Bird Justin, you're the greatest! Justin, you're the greatest! *** The Tactical Operations Test Feena Leen.... Leen I've been expecting you, Feena. You men can just go ahead and wait outside. Soldiers Yes, ma'am. Please excuse us. Leen There's something that I've been meaning to talk to you about, Feena. Even up to this point, it was never Col. Myuren's intention for Shogun Baal to gain possession of the Sacred Spirit Stones. Right now, he's been working around the clock with no rest so he can keep on overseeing the Army's operations. He's doing this because just like you, he doesn't want to see the world destroyed either. Now I'm pretty sure that you're aware of this too but with Gaia's resurrection, the Sacred Spirit Stones have always been an essential component for the protection of our world. However, now that the stones have been destroyed, it is of the utmost importance that we use the powers that we possess. And that's why I'm begging you right now Feena! Please lend us your strength! I just want to see the colonel fill of energy once again, not like the troubled person that he is right now! Justin Now hold on just a second Leen. Isn't Myuren planning on just abandoning Jilpadon? I would think that saving that city would be the main reason why Feena should lend you her strength in the first place. Feena That's right, Leen! I have to go to Jilpadon so I can help Justin save the people of the city. Leen I know that the situation with Jilpadon is no laughing matter, but Gaia is expanding at an incredibly alarming rate. According to our calculations, Jilpadon is doomed no matter what. It's just a matter of time before that city is going to be under extreme danger.... I don't think that you should go there. Justin But that fact right there is the very reason why we have to go! If you're intent on saving the world, it doesn't make sense to just abandon the people of Jilpadon! Open your eyes, Leen! You're being taken in by Myuren's sweet talk.... Leen Don't even dare say anything bad about Sir Myuren! He always tells me that it's our responsibility to protect our Mother Earth, even at the cost of our own lives. That's why I don't even care what happens to me. I'm willing to risk my very life for.... Feena But you're wrong, Leen! If you and everybody else sacrifice their lives for the sake of the world, who'll be left to enjoy the world that you just saved? Justin Before we even think about saving this world, we need to help the people of Jilpadon first. Let's go everyone. *** Talk to Leen again... Leen I used to despise the fact that I was a Kouyokujin. This was a part of my existence that I always wanted to erase. God knows how many time I just wanted to get rid of my wings. But then... the colonel told me how beautiful they were when he first saw them... my two shimmering wings which I've always try to keep inside of me.... Those words saved me at a time when I was just about ready to throw everything away.... This time, I want to save the colonel. Feena Leen.... ***************************************** * * * 52 Jilpadon/Savanna/Ruzette * * * ***************************************** The True Meaning of Power Justin ... ... .... Rapp Is there something wrong, Jus'? You've gotten quiet all of a sudden. Justin It's just that it actually IS quiet... almost too quiet! I don't even hear the slightest sound! Rapp H-Hey now! Don't tell me that everyone's already bitten the dust over here?! Riethe I don't think that's the case. I'm sure that it's because everybody knows that Gaia will be attacking this place pretty soon. Justin At any rate, I'm pretty sure that Gido and the others are worried. Let's hurry up and see what's going on.... (Earth shakes). O-Oh no! Don't tell me we're too late!!! At this point, Gaia's tentacles wreak havoc all over the city, turning people and objects into stone.... Justin Th-This is Gaia's power? Damn it! It sure didn't take him that long now did it? Feena I can't believe it.... Jilpadon's been destroyed in just an instant! Rapp H-Hey, Jus'! D-Do you think that the people here have been really done for this time? Justin Th-That can't be!!! Hurry guys, let's start looking for them!!! Voice Aaaaah! No! Stay back!!! Aaaaah! Stay back!!! Somebody help us!!! Please!!! Justin Th-There's still some people left! Look, over there! Feena Let's hurry up and go everyone! Beat the morphed Gaia monsters.... Person Thank you very much! You just got us through one heck of a tight spot right there. Justin What happened to everybody else? Have they really been killed by Gaia...? Person No, they haven't. Everyone's actually seeking refuge at the residence of the Moge people. We were actually on our way there when these monsters just started attacking us all of a sudden. It's a good thing you came along. Justin That's great! So there still are people left in here! Okay, we're going to look around and make sure that nobody else needs help. We'll join the rest of your people once we're done. Feena You should be getting on your way too. Person Yeah, you're right. Thanks again, everyone. Go further into the town and... Voice Feena! Feena Leen! So you've actually come to help us! Leen? Leen ... ... .... At 1400 hours today, Tactical Battle Plan 01025 will commence. This operation will be known as "The Earth's Great Renewal." Our two operatives, 2nd Lieutenant Feena and 1st Lieutenant Leen will be assigned in front of Cannon Number 3, where they will remain on standby and await further orders once the mission goes underway. Justin Leen!!! Feena Leen... why can't you understand...? Leen This is an order, Feena! You are now a subordinate of Col. Myuren.... Justin Stop this nonsense and open your eyes, Leen! Voice Mommy! Mommy, help meeee! Mother Help! Somebody, please save my son! Justin W-What the.... It sounds like somebody's being attacked by monsters again! Rapp Hey, Jus'! Justin Yeah I got it, Rapp! Sorry Leen, but we'll just have to talk later! *** Save the Kid.... Rapp You okay, squirt? Hmm... it doesn't look like you got hurt. Kid Yeah, thanks! You guys sure are strong! Justin Heh, just leave everything to us! Rapp Yeah, we're gonna bust up whatever flunkies Gaia sends over here!!! Feena Anyway, it's really dangerous to stay out here. You should head on to the Moge's place, okay? Mother I see, the Moge's place you say? Well then, you guys take ca... t-take c-caaa...aaaaah! Justin ...? What's wrong? Rapp H-Hey, Justin! Right behind you! Justin W-What the.... Th-This thing's come back again?! Rapp Shit! This thing's the same as the monster that attacked Kawa Village!!! Leen That's right.... There's no way that you guys can defeat Gaia right now. Justin Leen! Feena Leen?! Leen The responsibility to defeat Gaia rests on those who have wings, the Kouyokujin.... That would be you and me, Feena. *** Leen takes charge.... Leen ... Do you understand now, Feena...? This is the reason why we exist.... Our purpose in life is to fight Gaia. Feena ... ... .... Leen The colonel's waiting, Feena.... Let's go. Justin Now wait just a second, Leen! Didn't you just see what the people of this city are going through? What the heck are you thinking? I don't exactly know what Myuren's plan is but if he's not willing to save Jilpadon, then do you honestly think that he'll be willing to save the world? I can't think of anyone who wouldn't be saddened by having to sacrifice an entire city. He must be lying!!! Leen You're wrong... you're wrong, Justin! The colonel... the colonel just wants to get things back to the way they were before.... Huh...? Aaaaaah! Feena Leen! Hang in there, Leen! Open your eyes! Please! Rapp Hey guys, I think it's dangerous for us to stay here. Justin You're right. Okay guys, let's go head on to that refuge they're talking about. Give me a hand over here, Rapp. Rapp Haah? What are you talking about, Jus'? That bitch's responsible for thrashing my village! Justin She was only a victim of circumstances during that time, Rapp! Besides, didn't she save our hides back then? Feena Please, Rapp! I'm begging you! Rapp ... ... .... Aw crap! I guess there's nothing we can do about it. Okay, Jus'. Turn over this way. *** The Moge Residence Justin Alright, Feena! There's actually a doctor over here! Riethe The doctor says that Leen just lost consciousness. She should be coming around pretty soon. Feena I was really worried about my sister for a while there... thanks everyone. Thank you too, Rapp. I really appreciate it. Rapp Urgh! Ah... er... it was nothing... really. Justin Hmm.... I'm really at a loss here as far as what we're going to do with Gaia. I mean, the thing just keeps reviving itself every time we destroy it. Riethe I think Leen's right as far as the Kouyokujin being the only ones capable of permanently getting rid of Gaia. Feena But... I'm not sure if I possess the same strength that my sister has. Justin Damn it! What should we do? What can we..... Person 1 I guess all we can do is just wait for death to come. Person 2 Hmph, once these things start attacking us over here, it'll all be over anyway. Person 3 Why? Somebody please tell me why we have to die just like this? Person 4 Oh well, it's okay. Now that the city's been destroyed, there wouldn't be any way for us to live decently anyway. Justin N-Now hold on just a second, everyone! How can you just give up like this? We've come all the way over here just to protect you guys! I mean, we'll definitely help you out, that's for sure! That's why.... That's why you shouldn't lose hope! Feena Justin.... Chit Is everyone alright? That's good. It looks like everyone over here's okay so far. Huh? You're that red-haired adventurer from before! What are you doing here now? Did you just stop by on the way to one of your adventures? Justin Not really.... We just hurried over here as soon as we found out that Gaia was going to attack Jilpadon. Chit Eh?! Really?! You mean you're not running away even though something this terrible is going on? Justin Of course! By the way, Chit... I'm really sorry that we weren't able to join up with you guys earlier.... Chit Don't worry about it. Luckily, our chief is very trustworthy so he didn't bail out on us. He's actually not here 'cause he went to one of the other towns to buy us supplies and rations. I'm not so sure what to do myself... but I feel stronger already, just cause everyone decided to come here. Feena Well, it's quite a relief to know that Gido's safe. Chit I don't think this is a time to feel relieved! I mean, it's only a matter of time before a lot more enemies start coming here.... Justin There's no point in losing hope! The main reason we've decided to come over here is to protect you guys! Riethe But Justin, if you don't possess the power of the Kouyokujin, then Gaia will just keep reviving itself no matter how many times you defeat it. Feena The power of the Kouyokujin.... My sister said that we possess these wings so we can fight.... We're supposed to exist to fight... do we really exist only to fight?! Justin... do I... ... .... Do I only really exist to fight?! And can I actually use the same power that my sister possesses? Justin Feena.... Feena No... that's not right.... I exist, but not just to fight.... I exist because I have to protect. I want to protect you, Justin... my sister... and everyone who's here right now!!! *** Feena spreads her wings of light.... Justin Feena... those wings.... They're wings of light.... Riethe It appears as if a new power has just been born inside of you, Feena.... That, I believe, is the very same power that sealed Gaia's strength and imprisoned him. In order to free this world from Gaia's evil clutches, you must be able to understand and grasp that power at any cost Feena This power...? A foreboding beam of light covers the city.... Person 1 Aaaaah! There it is again! That light! It's going to turn us to stone!!!! Justin We'll need to use every bit of our strength to bring Gaia down! Let's go guys! Chit I saw Gaia from one of the vantage points just a while back!!! If we don't do anything soon.... Justin Don't worry. We'll defend the entrance to these dwellings from Gaia's attacks! Rapp It's here, Jus'! Get ready!!! Feena Let's go, Justin.! Justin Very well then, this'll be just like before. Let's do the dance with this thing one more time! *** Defeat the Gaia Battler Rapp Shit! It doesn't look like we can get rid of these guys! They just keep coming, and coming! What are we gonna do now, Jus' ?!!! Justin Well, we can't just withdraw from here! We need to protect the people of the city! Damn it! We'll just have to keep cutting them down no matter how many times it takes!!! Feena Justin! Lend me your strength! We must protect these people no matter what! There's no way that we can lose to Gaia!!! Justin Feeeenaaaa!!!! Leen J-Justin... Feena! Could this power be coming from both of them...? Major meltdown follows.... Rapp Hey, Jus' ! Can you hear me? Justin U...Ungh.... Damn you... Gaia.... Rapp What the-. Hey idiot! Open your eyes! Justin What happened to Gaia? Hey Feena, are you okay? W-what's going on here? Riethe All of the attacks that Gaia has been carrying out on this city have just been stopped. A new power has just manifested itself within Feena. Leen Justin... Feena.... Justin Leen.... Leen I never should have lost hope.... You were able to save a city that our military strategies have already abandoned and considered doomed. I guess I should be grateful.... You have made me realize that I must now follow a different path than the one I have previously chosen. I'll go report back to the colonel now. I advise you not to leave this town until the army makes it move. Just leave everything to me.... Feena Leen?! Leen Farewell, Justin... Feena.... Rapp Anyway guys, defeating Gaia just like that was mighty impressive, he, he! Oh, by the way, those Moge guys just set up a tent for us! It should be pretty close to the entrance. I heard it's quite lavish too, he, he. Anyway, let's go check it out. Feena I... I am pretty tired, now that you mention it.... Let's go Justin.... Go to the tent Rapp So this is that tent those Moge guys aset up for us, huh? Well, now that we just beat the crap out of that cursed Gaia, I think I'll catch a few winks here myself. *** The Garlysle Army Field Camp Myuren Why did you come back alone, Leen? You're mission was to convince Feena to join us so we can carry on with our plan. Leen ... ... .... ... ... ... Col. Myuren, could it be possible that we were mistaken? Myuren And just what is that supposed to mean? Leen The power of the Kouyokujin in itself is not enough to defeat Gaia. The power that I saw Feena use to protect the people of Jilpadon was different from mine. That wasn't just the power of the Kouyokujin that I saw.... It was something else... something even more powerful. Myuren ... ... .... Leen The only true power that can save this world is that same power that I saw Justin and Feena use! And this is the power that we must search for, Col. Myuren! Myuren Understood, 1st Lieutenant Leen.... Leen Then that means.... Myuren The plan still remains the same! I expect you to have Feena here with us tomorrow no matter what! Leen Colonel! I'm begging you! Please try to understand what I'm trying to say!!! Myuren The only one who doesn't understand what's going on here is you, Leen!!! Leen A-Ah-! Myuren We don't have time to follow these tales of yours about your dreams! In order to defeat Gaia, it is imperative that we have the power of both Kouyokujins behind us! At this point, there's just no other way to save the world! Don't you understand this?! Leen B-But.... Myuren We all have, at one point or another, committed transgressions. I don't think there's anyway you can live in this world otherwise. But despite the fact that this world is so full of sin.... I still want to protect it. Leen ... ... .... Myuren This is what I need you to understand, Leen. Even those wings of light behind you are a symbol of these very transgressions as well. Leen My wings... are a symbol... of transgression? Myuren Please lend us your strength, Leen. We need to have the power of the Kouyokujin behind us--yours and Feena's. Leen I... understand... Col. Myuren. I will act in accordance with the plan starting tomorrow. Myuren That's the reason I've chosen you as my top aide. Very well then, I'll leave everything in your hands. *** Back at Jilpadon Feena Within me exists great power.... But I don't know what to do with it.... Hey, please tell me, Justin. Why were the Kouyokujin born? Is it just like what my sister said? Do we only exist to fight Gaia? I mean that's just.... Justin I'm sorry, Feena. I don't know the answer to your question either. But don't worry about it too much. With the military and Gaia staying put for now, we have a lot of time to think things through. Feena ... ... .... Rapp Hey, Jus' ! The army's just been mobilized! It looks like they're headed East. Justin What?!!! But the army's plan isn't supposed to work without Feena! Feena I-It can't be! Is my sister planning on just going ahead by herself?! Justin! You've got to help me stop her! Justin Of course! Now let me see... hmm... East you say, right? That's basically right around the Ruzette area... they must be headed to Military Fortress J. Let's get going guys! *** Ruzette Mountain Riethe What's this...? It looks like the monsters here have been influenced by Gaia! Justin The monsters are under Gaia's influence? What's that supposed to mean? Riethe Gaia's energy is affecting the monsters in the surrounding areas. They're basically turning into Gaia monsters. Rapp It looks like they've gotten stronger too. Riethe Gaia's going to undergo his own transformation pretty soon. We must stop him before this happens. The second half of Ruzette Mountain; ground starts shaking.... Riethe What the.... Justin! This doesn't look good! Gaia's undergoing his transformation! Justin What?!!! *** Military Fortress J Soldier Gaia has just started moving again! It looks like he's changing into his second form! Myuren Alright! Everyone, let's set the plan into action. Soldier Colonel! It's Lt. Leen!!! Myuren What's wrong?!!! Soldier L-Lt. Leen.... Lt. Leen just headed for the Number 3 Cannon's tower.... Myuren What?!!! I haven't given the order to move out yet !!! What could she be thinking ?!!! Leen!!! Soldier We have an incoming report! It looks like Gaia's moving toward a nearby location! ... Colonel! Col. Myuren! Gaia's main body is heading towards Military Fortress J!!! Myuren Huh?! I can't believe this is happening at a time like this !!! Leen !!! Just what are you up to?!!! ****************************************** * * * 53 Military Fortress J * * * ****************************************** The Ultimate Sacrifice *** Inside the main command center at Military Fortress J.... MYUREN Is there still no response? Are you meaning to tell me that Leen hasn't established communications with us yet? At this rate we won't be able to make our move!!! JUSTIN Hey, Myuren!!! What's the meaning of this?! Where the heck is Leen at?! MYUREN Justin?! What's Feena doing here?! Leen's all by herself over at.... O-Oh no! This can't be...! LEEN This is Lt. Leen, reporting in.... As of this moment, I have seized control of all the cannons surrounding Military Fortress J. I repeat, I have now seized control of all the cannons surrounding Military Fortress J. MYUREN Where are you, Leen?! Come back! Come back over here, Leeeen!!! LEEN So you're there... Feena. And Justin too.... I can feel your presence. I'm here because I would like to help all of you.... Once again, it looks like we've unknowingly set yet another disaster in motion. And just like before, everything rests on the power of the Kouyokjin who, according to legend, appear to be destined to meet a sorrowful fate. That's why I've decided to be here... so I can stop this operation that we've decided to follow. I do not possess the power that can save all of us. The true power that can save this world lies within Feena.... And you too, Justin. These next lines have no text with them so I'm not sure how accurate I'm going to be... However, at this point, the power you possess still hasn't reached its full strength so it won't be strong enough.... That's why I'm going to buy you some time. This is the only chance that we'll ever get to save this world. The existence of human beings may be marred by mistakes and wrongdoings.... And these are the very same wrongdoings that spawned Gaia.... Alright! The text is back! You said it yourself, Col. Myuren. These wings are also a symbol of human transgression and wrongdoing. Perhaps you can make light of the crimes of humanity that have been persecuting you. But even though I'm tainted by these wings of mine, I'm still capable of doing the right thing. MYUREN What are you talking about, Leen?! Stop this nonsense! I'm to blame for all of this! I realized that your wings were giving you so much grief so I wanted to free you from all of that sorrow. Believe me, that was all that I wanted for you. LEEN To the people of the world... listen to me. Please do not repeat the same mistakes that have been done in the past! For the sake of our world, you must find an alternative path to that which we have always chosen! The person capable of finding this new path... is you, Justin. I'm confident that you will be able to trace the path that will save our world. It is imperative that you find the answer to this alternative path so our world won't be destined to a sorrowful fate!!! JUSTIN Please wait, Leen! Tell me! What should I do?!!! LEEN Col. Myuren... please listen to my final words.... I just want you to know... that I love you more than anyone else.... I truly... and deeply do.... MYUREN Leeeeeeeeeeen!!!! At this point, you'll regain control of Justin. Go ahead and talk to Myuren and your party members.... JUSTIN Hey, Myuren! Where's Leen at right now? We must go over there no matter what! MYUREN ... ... ..... JUSTIN Myuren!!! MYUREN You'll need to exit this room and find the entrance to the Steam Cannon Engine Room. Go in there and find the exit that leads to one of the steam cannons which we've locked on to fire at Gaia. That's where you'll find Leen.... JUSTIN You should come with me too, Myuren! You're the only one who can stop her!!!
MYUREN I can't leave here! I have a duty to attend to! If I leave now, nobody's going to oversee the army's operations! JUSTIN You stubborn fool! I can't believe you're still spouting that garbage! Don't you understand how Leen feels...? MYUREN Shut up!!! You have no right to be pointing a finger at me!!! Now then, there's a passage way that you can reach from the comand center. That passageway has only one door so you won't miss it! Leen should be on the other side. If you want to go then you can go on ahead by yourself.... FEENA I can't believe it... Leen.... JUSTIN Feena! Hey, Feena! Get a hold of yourself! FEENA Leen's... Leen's going to.... My sister's a Kouyokujin so... the world's... why? Why my sister? RIETHE The Kouyokujin's power, whether it be of one or two doesn't make a difference.... I wonder what Leen meant as far as an alternative path.... What could she have seen? Once again, the power of stopping Gaia rests on the Kouyokujin.... It doesn't look like anyone can run away from the sorrowful destiny that fate has ordained. RAPP Did you see that woman's eyes, Justin? Those eyes... those are the eyes of someone who knows she's going to die! Hurry, Justin! You have to stop her! *** Once you get to the control room, the guard will tell you to go straight through the room and exit at the other side to find her.... JUSTIN Leen! Stop it!!!!!!!!!!! *********************************** * * * 54 Jilpadon * * * *********************************** Requiem RAPP Boy, that Feena's sure been sulking in that tent since yesterday. Well, I guess it can't be helped--her having lost a loved one and all. I guess the best thing we can do for her now is just give her some space. Just make sure that you go and cheer her up later on okay? I don't think Riethe and I can do much as far as that's concerned. RIETHE The radiance of one of the Kouyokujin has just been lost to us forever. This is quite unfortunate, but it doesn't change the situation that we are currently facing... even though the will to face the future for some of us may have.... Now then... the wheels of fate rests on both you and Feena, Justin. I believe that the strength of your convictions will decide whether we change the future that has been ordained for us or not. At this moment, the strength of Feena's will is very weak. It is up to you to give her convictions strength yet once again. MYUREN Feena must be in here... I would like to talk to her. JUSTIN You jackass!!! Didn't I just tell you that Feena doesn't want to see anyone right now?! This is all your fault! MYUREN We don't have much time left. Move out of the way, Justin. JUSTIN You must be crazy if you think I'm going to move out of here! Obviously, it's not enough for you to have gotten Leen killed! Now you want to get Feena killed too! You should at least try to understand Feena's feelings and.... MYUREN Shut your all-knowing mouth, Justin!!! Do you really think you understand the purpose behind Leen and Feena's existence?!!! Do you truly understand what those wings were meant to be for?!!! You should be ashamed of putting your petty thoughts ahead of the continued existence of humanity. *** Inside the tent MYUREN Please think it over really well. This is our final chance to stop Gaia, Feena. FEENA ... ... .... MYUREN With the spirit stones gone, we need your strength more than ever. You're the only Kouyokujin left in this world.... FEENA And in the end... I'll die right? Just like the legend says.... I saw it in those murals. MYUREN ... That is a possibility. I can't make any guarantees concerning your survival. JUSTIN Cut it out, MYUREN! Are you spewing the same garbage again?! Don't involve Feena in your schemes any further! MYUREN We will carry out the plan first thing tomorrow morning. You have until then to decide. I won't force you to make your decision. JUSTIN Now just hold on a second, MYUREN! Haven't you forgotten Leen's final words?! We need to find a new way to deal with this problem! MYUREN Shut up, Justin! And just where do you expect to find this new path that she was talking about?! Do you even know where to start looking?! JUSTIN Well, I uh.... MYUREN I will keep on fighting no matter what! Besides fighting, I don't see any other path to take! If you happen to have any solutions in mind other than this, then answer me now, Justin! JUSTIN ... ... .... MYUREN What? It looks like you can't give us an answer can you? Do you intend to have Leen's sacrifice just be in vain?! FEENA Stop it!!! Leen... it's truly sad how we've reverted to our petty bickering yet once again.... Please come back to us.... MYUREN Even now, there is simply no way for us to bring Leen back. Please don't forget this.... (He leaves) FEENA Justin.... Does the new path that my sister talked about really exist? JUSTIN Of course! And I'm definitely gonna find it too! FEENA Now I see! MYUREN was right after all! Why couldn't you say anything a while ago?! ... ... .... I'm sorry, Justin... I just don't know what to do anymore.... JUSTIN There's no point in beating yourself to the ground. We... still have time, you know. FEENA It's really strange.... For some reason, I can't stop my legs from shaking.... Justin, I'm scared.... I don't want to die.... *** Talk to Feena again and she'll go on feeling sorry for herself for not being capable of doing anything. She'll apologize to her sister for her ineptitude and mutter that she doesn't want to die once again. She'll eventually just keep to herself and you can go ahead and leave the tent. RAPP Uh... well you know, Feena's probably not the only one who's saying that kind of stuff. At any rate, just cheer up, Jasu! RIETHE This is the first time I've ever seen Feena speak like that.... JUSTIN Feena.... Please tell me, Leen. What should I do? CHIT Ah! Mister red-haired adventurer! JUSTIN Chit! CHIT What's wrong? You don't look well. That gloomy look you have doesn't really slide with young girls, you know. JUSTIN Ha, ha, ha.... Even though the city's gone through all of this, it doesn't look like the Moge people have been discouraged at all, huh? I wonder what Guido would say if he was here.... Hey that's right! Did Guido ever come back from that trip of his? Maybe he can give me some advice about what I should do.... CHIT Actually, our chief has just returned. It looks like he wants to talk to you guys too. JUSTIN Alright! Let's go meet Guido then. That guy knows everything. He should be able to tell us what we should do, I just know it.... *** Go to Guido's quarters GUIDO I've heard of what happened. Looks like you've come to the right place, Justin. JUSTIN Please tell me what to do Guido! The way things are going right now, it looks like Feena may have to sacrifice her own life to save the world. ... We have to find a way to help her! Leen mentioned something about another path but I just can't figure the answer out. I don't think my strength alone is enough to get the job done. GUIDO As long as Gaia is alive, every single one of us is in danger. Now then, surely you're not planning on undertaking this venture alone, are you?! It is imperative that you get some assistance during times like this. JUSTIN Get some assistance...? GUIDO You mean nobody has told you about this? A person strength becomes much greater when he fights for the sake of others compared to when he fights for his sake alone. If you fight for the sake of the person you hold dearest in your heart, then your greatest power will reveal itself. JUSTIN The person that I hold dearest in my heart...? I see... that would be Feena.... GUIDO Bingo! And once you understand this concept, then there isn't anything in this world that you can't do. I personally think that you and Feena can do just about anything when you join your hearts together. Why, weren't both of you responsible for saving Jilpadoon? JUSTIN That's right... I didn't do all that by myself... Feena and I did it together. Why didn't I see that before? Feena and I did save the city together. Thanks, Guido! I owe you one! Let me try talking to her just one more time! *** Back at the tent... JUSTIN What the... Feena's.... RAPP Hey, Justin! It looks like she just beat it! JUSTIN Hey... that's the... that's the hero's bracelet that we got from Daito.... Oh no, it can't be.... Hey Rapp! She's at the Army Camp! *************************************** * * * 55 Battlefield camp/Savanna * * * *************************************** Farewell Justin What the... where's Feena...? Rapp Hey, Jus'! It doesn't look like she's here! Justin Huh, what's that...? This is the Hero's Bracelet that we got as a keepsake from Daito Village. Oh no, it can't be.... She's at the Army Camp, Rapp! *** Exit the city and go to the Army Camp's temporary docking area.... Justin Hey, Feena! Wait up! You don't have to go, Feena! I'm going to stop Gaia! Myuren I understand how you feel, Justin. But your strength alone isn't enough to stop Gaia. Feena Thanks, Justin... for everything. You handed Baal the spirit stone in order to protect me.... This wonderful gesture of yours truly makes me happy. However, because of this... Gaia has been resurrected and several people have already died... including my sister. Now it's my turn to protect everyone from Gaia's clutches... the people... this world... and you too.... Justin Please wait, Feena! I'm the one who gave Baal the spirit stone so this is all my fault, not yours! That's why I .... *** Feena knocks Justin down with a flash of her power Justin Aaaah! Feena This is the power that I possess.... Besides myself, there are no other Kouyokujin left.... The way things are going right now, Gaia will soon destroy everything. And there really isn't anybody else in this world who can stop him.... Defeating Gaia... is the Kouyokujin's responsibility... and as the last remaining survivor... it is my responsibility too. That's why I... I.... Ju... Justin! Farewell.... Please don't forget me, okay? *** Feena and Myuren board the military's airship leaving Justin in the dust Justin Rapp, Riethe... let's go.... Rapp Hah? What do you mean "let's go?" Go where? We're gonna go where Feena's headed to, right? Tell me that's where you want to go?! Justin ... ... ..... Rapp Hey! Say something! Where are we gonna go?! Justin I... I can't protect Feena.... I couldn't even stop her.... I just don't have the strength to.... Rapp ... ... .... (in shock) You stupid jackass!!! Surely, you must be kidding! Do you even hear what you're saying?! Come on, Jus'! We need to go after Feena!!! ... ... ... Shit! What a sissy.... I guess I misjudged you, oh great "Justin". Hmph, whatever... I don't care anymore. You...y-you... you can go rot in hell for all I care!!! (Leaves) Riethe Is that true, Justin? Do you really intend to just stay here? Didn't you tell me that my stone block was going to be red and that I should start my future anew? (I guess I picked red for happiness back in Alent) Justin ... ... .... Riethe I see.... Then that means that I have no further business here. I shall be heading back to Alent. A word of advice, Justin. You can have eternity itself by your side. But if you're going to sulk around and act like a child, then all that time is of no worth. *** Deserted by his peers, Justin heads back to the camp's main grounds where he witnesses the remaining military personnel leaving in droves.... Saki Hey there, Justin! It looks like you've got nothing left to do, huh? Well, from the looks of Sir Myuren's final orders, it doesn't look like we're gonna be doing much either. Mio According to Sir Myuren's orders, all military personnel not involved in the final strike can go back to their respective homes. Saki We wanted to be part of the military's final mission but Sir Myuren said that we were going to be in charge of the departing troops. Mio We've certainly gone through a lot together, haven't we? With the dissolution of the army, we'll probably never see each other again. Nana Justin, you should just run away while you're still alive. Sacrifices have been made to save everyone's lives, including yours.... As such, you should treasure and take good care of it. Saki Alright, let's get going people! Time to head on back to Mecina!!! Justin Everyone's... gone.... I... where should I go...? Exit the camp and head on to Savanna Plains. Looking very kanashii, Justin trips and falls flat on his face in the mud. Justin Why... why did I ever want to become an adventurer? I went through all kinds of crap just to make it here! *** The myna bird appears Justin So you're alone too, huh? Well, that makes two of us, he, he, he. Myna bird Gaia! It's Gaia! Run away!!! There is nothing we can do!!! Run as far away as you can!!! SQUAWK! SQUAWK! Justin There's nothing... we can do, huh? That's right.... *** The myna bird flies away. Justin Why did I ever think that I could protect this world...? A person can start a new future with his or her own strength and convictions.... A person can make a difference and change the times.... Why did I ever believe in those ideals? And just how the heck can I start a new future by myself... I can't do anything alone!!! Why did I even go through all that trouble of crossing the world's end.... And what was the point of even going to Alent...? I couldn't even protect the person... the person that I love most with my own strength!!! Leen... I'm sorry.... I wasn't able to find the new path that you mentioned.... *** Tiny orbs of light start flying over Justin Justin Spirits... calling...? Are they calling me...? They're headed toward Jilpadon.... That's right... Gido.... He should be able to tell me what I should do.... ******************************* * * * 56 Jilpadon * * * ******************************* Reunion Jilpadon's town square Man The money that you and the Moge people gave us has really helped us out a lot Guido... I don't know what to say.... We owe the Moge a lot, not just financially... It's quite embarrassing. It's a good thing that you and the other Moge have thought about this. We're truly grateful. Gido Well, we did save the money just for a time like this one. Now then, just hang in there okay? We all have to do our best to pull through. Man Yeah! Justin Ha, ha, ha.... Hey there Gido... That's right... you guys really think far ahead don't you? That's really impressive.... I mean, it's not like me at all.... I can never seem to think ahead--or simply think for that matter.... I really envy you... you're so... capable. I, on the other hand, can't seem to do anything right.... By the way, is it okay if I help you out over here, huh, Gido? Gido Come now, cut that out, Justin. This kind of job doesn't suit you. Justin Ha, ha, ha... well, I was thinking about helping you like, throw stuff away or something. Gido Throw stuff away...? What do you mean? Don't you know that Moge's don't ever throw anything away? Even objects that you would normally think have no value, possess an inert spiritual qualtiy within them that humans can find use for. That's why we Moges make use of everything. Justin Please, Gido... let me help you out. Even just a little bit. Gido Justin... what have I told you time and time again? Every person has a purpose to fulfill in his or her own way. Justin But I can't do anything on my own! What the heck can I do?! Gido You're the only one who seems to think so. Look! Justin Spirits.. It's the spirits! Why? Why are they here? Gido During this world's more enlightened times, the spirits have always treated human beings as if they were their own children. That was, until Gaia influenced humans and ruined their hearts. A lot of time has passed since those dark times, and there hasn't been a person who has thought of a way to reunite the humans' lost and fragmented hearts. But you, Justin... you're different! I believe that you are capable of doing this! Justin Me?! What the heck are you talking about?! I don't think that it's me at all! Feena was the one who saved Jilpadon! Leen was the one who recently stopped Gaia! And Myuren, on the other hand, is fighting to the very end! I haven't done anything! I'm not the person you're looking for... There's nothing I can do.... Gido Justin... I know you've always wanted to be the hero, but what can you do by yourself? Justin Nothing! I can't do anything! But... that's because I'm alone... that's why.... Gido You're alone? You mean you haven't even sensed anything yet? *** The following sequence is a pain since it automatically keeps going on even if I don't click it. The good thing about it is that it has voice-overs so I can understand what they're saying, even as I do the good old journalism speedwriting chicken scratch technique. Voice Juuustin~! Justin Eh? Sue?! What are you doing here? And everyone else is here too.... Sue We've come! Justin W-why...? Milda Justin... you're a man aren't you? Don't you know that it's a woman's role to wait for her knight in shining armor to rescue her? I'm talking about Feena, of course. Sue That's right! Geez, this isn't like you at all! Besides, didn't you promise that you and Feena are always gonna go adventuring together?! Riethe Nevertheless, Feena is a Koyokujin. There's no way back from the path that her existence leads her to. That's why you need to make a new one using the strength you have within. Only you can open the doors that normally won't open. Rapp That's right, Justin. There is still is something that you can do. Besides, it really doesn't suit me when I try to use my head. I'm the kind of guy who's only good at yapping. Riethe That is correct! Rapp Yep, I really hate having to use my head that's for sure, he, he! Justin Rapp... Riethe.... Gadwin They're right.... You possess great strength as a fighter and as a man, Justin. And you also have great friends. Justin Guys... you're.... Gido See? Take a good look! Do you still think you're alone? What you see before you... the source of your strength! And that's not limited to the people that are currently present here. You've also made ties that bind you to the others that you've met along the way. These ties you've made are your true strength. That's why you have to use your strength in order to save the world. This is your calling. Sue Justin, how long do you plan on taking a break? Aren't you going to help Feena? Rapp Yeah, and don't forget those people in the village of stone either! Riethe And I can finally break the chains that bind my fortune. I'll finally be able to make an inscription on my stone block! Justin That's right.... I've only just gained the strength that I can truly use. Everyone... I'm pretty sure that if we put our strength together, then everything will be fine. This is going to be a battle, after all! Let's go guys! It looks like I'm not alone anymore! Watch me, spirits! I'm going for it! *** Portal appears Justin Huh? What's that? Riethe That's... ... .... Justin, that's the Spirit Gate! This gate is similar to the one that the True Existence once opened within the former Enjule Civilization. The True Existence is thought to have been alive since the dawning of this world. This act proves that the True Existence still lives. At this very moment, the spirits have acknowledged you and they want you to enter the Holy Land. From the looks of it, they want to start a whole new world.... (I've heard that somewhere before...) Justin The spirits... have acknowledged me...? Riethe That is correct, they have definitely acknowledged you. And what's more, the Holy Land is where new spirit stones come from. Let's enter the Holy Land, Justin. Just as they have acknowledged you, you must likewise, acknowledge the spirits' gesture. I'm sure that once you do, then they will lend you their power. Justin Ah.....! I see! Alright! Let's head on to the Holy Land! *** Talk to your peers Sue Honestly, to think of all the trouble I went through just to come here, me being a sophisticated lady and all. You really are hopeless, Justin. You know what though? It's only been some time since I last saw you and you already look different! Justin You think so? I haven't even noticed anything. Sue Yup! You've definitely changed alright! Let me see... hmm... is it your... face? You know what? I can't figure it out either! I guess you're just fine even without me after all! Well now, we don't have time to dilly-dally around. You need to go rescue Feena! Gadwin I wasn't worried one bit about how you were going to turn out ever since our last meeting. You've already grown into real man so I know that you were going to be just fine . Now I'm curious to see which of us is truly stronger. You must engage me in a duel sometime. But before we do that, you have to take care of some unfinished business first. Justin Gadwin.... Gadwin Go rescue Feena.... I am sure that you'll return to us alive. Then we can have the pleasure of clashing swords. Milda Honestly, men can be such a pain sometimes. Even Darin' gets depressed so easily. Then again, that's what makes them so cute! But Justin, you have to hang in there and get yourself together, okay? Feena's waiting right? That kid's gonna be depressed if she hears you saying stuff like that. Just go and embrace your destiny okay? You're a man now, so I'm sure you'll be fine. Gido You're not gonna spew out any of that rubbish about assisting me again, are you? You do understand the part you play in life now, right? So just leave everything here to us, okay? That's the part that I'M going to play out. Just remember... if you blow it, then all our efforts will be for naught.... However, I'm sure that you'll do just fine. I have the utmost faith in you Justin! ****************************************** * * * 57 Holy land of the spirits * * * ****************************************** Redemption Riethe From this point on you must choose which path to take. Only you, Justin, can proceed. Let the spirits know what your thoughts hold. You must convey to them that they need to give this world and its people one more chance.... Justin I have come all this way! I've come all this way... so you may place the final answer that I seek within my hands. You are spirits... and we are human.... There are things that we have lost... and things we have forgotten. Now, I am here because we must all start anew. That is why I have come all this way. We are human! Up to this point, we have compiled many mistakes and grievances. Leen... who possesses powers similar to those of the Koyokujin... has, unfortunately, passed away. And at this very moment, Feena is reliving the Koyokujin's sorrowful plight. We humans don't possess this power, is that not right...? How then, can we change anything? We believe! We believe that we can change fate! Many people have already been sacrificed.... This time, I don't want to see any more hurt and grieving people! The chains of sorrow must be broken! I want to set things straight... for the sake of all the people... for the sake of the spirits... and for the sake of our living planet! It is for this very purpose... that you must lend me your strength! *** The spirits give Justin their response.... Justin This isn't going to do! What I need right now is strength that I can use to fight! Strength that can cut a new future for us! *** The spirit orb/stone is transformed into the spirit sword.... Rapp You did it, Justin! Man, you're really awesome! Riethe Finally, a legend from the past shows itself yet once again.... You now hold it in your hands, Justin. The very power that the Koyokujin possessed.... The power that will save this world and its people. Justin I finally understand everything clearly.... The spirits have extended their hand to us.... Together... we will start a new future. I believe that this is what the spirits were trying to convey. We must let those two... Feena and Myuren... know this as well. ********************************* * * * 58 Military Fortress J * * * ********************************* Metamorphosis Justin Wh-what's going on?! Riethe Oh no... it looks like Gaia is undergoing his final transformation! Gaia transforms... Riethe We have no time to lose! If Gaia manages to spread its spawn throughout the planet, our world will be facing some very grave and serious problems! Justin Damn it! We can't let that happen! Let's go, Rapp, Riethe! We'll need to go through Military Fortress J to reach Gaia! *** Inside the fortress Riethe Justin, Rapp... can you feel it? Gaia has been tearing through this very structure as it grows. We should be able to find a passageway connecting to his body from within this place. *** Find a huge hole in the wall.... Justin In here...? Riethe It does look like it leads to Gaia, doesn't it? Rapp Hey, Justin! What are you waiting for? We don't have time to dilly-dally around! Let's go! ***************************************** * * * 59 Kouyokujin underground city * * * ***************************************** A new path Justin Hey, that's.... Myuren Hmph, it's not over yet! I won't go down at a place like this! Feena Please... give me strength.... Justin Hold on, Feena! I'm coming! Feena J-Justin! *** Justin leaps down to the platform and incenerates the Gaia Battlers' collective butts with a Spirit Sword assisted Ryujinken Justin We've come to help you... Feena, Myuren.... Leen's words have come back to me. I finally understand what she meant. If we all fight with one heart, then the spirits will give us their blessing. When the thoughts of humans and the spirits are as one, all kinds of miracles will be revealed!!! Once we defeat Gaia, then we can truly start a new future for ourselves. Feena J-Justin... that sword...? I can feel the presence of the spirits within it.... Justin This sword was given to us by the spirits themselves. It's the sword that will cut a new future for all of us! Feena J-Justin.... Finally... the spirits have finally acknowledged us!!! Justin! Myuren I refuse to believe this nonsense! The spirits have never forgiven the sins and transgressions of humankind! Why would they forgive us foolish mortals now? Justin Myuren.... The spirits never stayed away from us humans.... They have always been extending their hand out to us. In truth, it was humans who forsook the spirits and stayed away from them! Humans, Myuren! Humans in the very same mold as you! Myuren W-What?! H-How dare you say that?! You can flap those lips of yours all you want, Justin, but it won't change anything! If you want me to believe your words as truth, then you'll have to prove it to me! Prove it to me with your actions and that sword you hold! Justin I understand, Myuren! Let's get it on! *** Battle between Justin and Myuren. Defeat Myuren and... Myuren Ungh! Justin... th-this power?! Have the spirits truly acknowledged you? Have they really acknowledged mankind yet once again...?! I should have had more faith in Leen's words.... I was the one who didn't understand after all....How could I have been so foolish? I carelessly caused her death... and now my actions may have just doomed all of us.... Feena You're wrong, Myuren! We still have time! All of us made our share of mistakes, not just you! That's why Leen went out of her way to buy us some more time. Justin Come with us, Myuren. Let us fight... together. If we all combine our strength, then Gaia doesn't stand a chance. Myuren Should I... fight one more time? Will the spirits offer me their divine protection as well? Feena It'll be alright, Myuren! If I... Justin... you... Leen... and everybody else in the world join hands, then the spirits will surely give us their blessing. Myuren ... I have already exhausted all my strength in this place....I have followed the "path" as far as I can go.... However, I see that the path has now changed! For the sake of our Mother Earth... and for all the people in this world... we must forge ourselves a new future! Let us go together, Justin! (Man, I just watched that Slayers episode where Gourry dresses as a girl and battles that gay Sea Monster again just a couple of hours ago. The seriousness of this part is now escaping me) This time, I'll use my strength for the good of everyone else. Feena Thank you, Myuren.... *** Later on outside... I am treated yet once again to one of these automatic "unstoppable text" scenarios... crap.... Nana Sir Myuuuuren~! Myuren What the-? That's Lt. Nana! What in blazes could she be doing here? I specifically ordered the rest of the army to disperse! Saki Hold on, Nana! What're you doing hogging all the glory?! Mio That's right! The plan was for all three of us to stay together! Nana What are you whining about? It's not my fault that you guys are slow as molasses! Sue Justin! Your backup's here! Gadwin It looks like I just found a new place to train. I shall torch this Gaia fiend to the ground! Milda Justin, we've decided to join forces with the soldiers! We'll all be fighting together! Gido Thanks to you, the soldiers and the people are now fighting as one! We do have one common enemy after all. Saki, Nana, Mio All units are now in position! All Kite jets have been refueled and ready to go! Refugees have been sent to safe havens! All preparations are now complete. The military's final mission is now underway! Please assume command, Sir Myuren! Myuren Ha, ha.... These women are hopeless. It looks like the military still need my help. I will have to withdraw from this particular mission. I'll take care of things here outside. Justin, Feena... please focus on the destruction of the Spirit Stone. Justin Understood, Myuren. Myuren Please return to us alive, Justin, Feena.... Feena You too, Myuren. Myuren Well then, I leave everything to you, Justin. Rapp Man, they didn't all have to come here like this.... Oh well, we still have some unfinished business to take care of here! ********************************* * * * 60 Gaia's core * * * ********************************* Weaving the wheel of fate... Baal The humans of ancient times followed foolish dreams. It appears as if their descendants still persist on following in their footsteps. Now that I have undergone my ultimate evolution, there is no way that you will be able to defeat me ! AFTER THE BATTLE Baal I have undergone my ultimate evolution. I have already surpassed human existence ! There should be no way for me to be defeated by such lowly creatures ! *** He runs Away [GAIA CORE AREA] GAIA CORE We know you. We know what you love and what you hate. Just like us you despise many things and you live to take what you want by force. You want to rob the whole world and its spoils and desire nothing else but that. Justin Humans don't live for that purpose ! We've come here so we can all start a new life ! Riethe Please go, Justin, Feena... From here on, only you two can accomplish this task Rapp We'll wait for you outside. Come once you're done. Riethe I can feel the wavelength of the Spirit stone in this direction... It must be Gaia's core... Justin, Feena, now, you are on the verge of the wheel of another fate Change it with thy hands. Take all of the world's fate oustide the wheel Justin Okay, understood... But Gaia, the Spirit stone, the Kouyokujin, they'll all be ruined. Rapp Yeah, I don't like it, but big times are always for Justin ! Even if Gaia is destroyed, this place won't disappear, right ? We'll be waiting safely down here, won't we Riethe ? Riethe Right, let's do so. Only a hero and a Kouyokujin can change the last fate. Feena Let's go Justin Together, let's have everyone's hopes Justin Yes let's gooo ! *** Talk to Rapp I wanted to stay with you till the end... But, I'll pass the big times because you're Mr Hero ! Heyhey, don't make such a weird face, will ya ! Take it easy, I was just kidding, you know ! This way, now, I'll be proud to think I was able to fight by your side! Hero or not, I know I fought by the side of a great guy called Justin !! *** Talk to Rapp again : Heyhey, make it end now ! It's my buddy, the hero Justin ! *** Talk to Riethe When I inherited the name "Riethe", I knew I was inheriting a fate of waiting And eternity was such a long time.... Protecting Alent's memories... Watching after the large wheel called "fate" I thought this was my duty However, I suppose this was wrong... From the wheel of a beautiful fate a world has emerged, a freed world that will go with its own will Because you let me see this, Justin, thank you. I am happy. I'm not remembering the things the former Riethe's desired I now have the feeling of having seen it with my own eyes *** Talk to Riethe again : So, Justin, show us, please, the door to a new world opening with a sound, at this moment... *** Enter the core Feena The Spirits stone... Gives power to the people, guides when catastrophes strikes, the chains of a sad myth... Justin If you think about it, the Spirits stone has taught us various things... Its light has always brightened the right way. Yet the light's duty is over. From now on our own light shall brighten the way to the future ! Feena Well Justin... The long sad destiny is now over... With your sword, you'll... Justin Yeah... Spirits ! Let's start a new era ! From now on protect our physical shapes ! Let's gooooo !! All of us ! Everyone... Together ! Uooooooooooooryaaaaaaaaaaaa ! *** Justin breaks the Spirit stone, thus detsroying Gaia... Later on... Feena and Justin awake on a meadow... Feena You've come to yourself... Justin Feena... Is it safe now... How about... the others ? Feena Look over there Justin Justin That.. that's... Gaia !? Feena Yes... everything has been reborn It's not just Gaia, it's this whole world Can you feel it Justin ? The spirits' power has spread all over the world *** Back to Jilpadon - the petrified people are coming back to life Myuren Can you see it, Leen ? Every wickedness of this world has disappeared ...Even Gaia... The chains of the sad destiny are broken A new human history has started. It's the history you had wished for. We may be walking on a wrong path, but... We'll be all right. Helping each other, we shall open our way... It seems that my duty is now over... Myuren The Spirits ? They're calling me ? Myuren It can't be !? LEEN !! Leen Huh.. uh... Myuren Leen !!! Leen Myuren-sama ! Myuren Leeeeeeeen ! Feena I'm so happy ! Big sister... ...I can't believe... So, miracles do happen after all... Justin The spirits have brought it.. Happiness... to everyone around the world... Feena You're wrong Justin... The one who brought it, Justin... It was you ! *********************************** * * * 61 Epilogue * * * *********************************** 10 years after... -Young woman's voice- The story of Justin and his friends, holding the Enjuul relic called Spirits stone is now over. The tale of the adventurer Justin got known all over the world. Sue Ms Lily !! It's already the time the boat arrives ! Hurry up ! Lily My pie isn't baked yet ! Sorry ! Go ahead, I'll follow you in a minute! Sue Okay, understood ! Let's go Pooy ! Sue It's already been 10 years since this long adventure ended... Both this world and us all have grown bigger ! Man What !!? It's you again ? You're always, always making trouble ! Children We're not trouble makers or whatever ! We were going on an adventure ! Cant' you understand that, Mr ? Man Bah ! This is crap ! You're just making trouble ! Sue Huhu ! Maybe things haven't changed that much, after all. But it has sure became more busy here ! Today's a day the city has been expecting for a long time ! Justin and Feena are coming back from a 10-year long adventure ! Justin, when you see the wonderful lady I've become, what are you gonna say !! You'll probably be surprised !! It's gonna be fun ! Children's voices Wooow ! Wait, wait ! *** A bunch of little kids come running Boy We're in Parm ! Where is this "Seagull restaurant" thing !?? Girl It's the place where we can eat a lot of good cooking, right ? I'm huuungry !! Boy Ah ! There's something ! Pooy Pupuu ! pupuu pupuu ! Boy Eh, it talked ! Wow, it makes a funny sound ! Girl Wow ! Let's tease it ! Pooy Pupuu ! pupuu pupuu ! Boy Waa ! It's soft ! Girl Eh ! This is Pooy ! Dad told us about him ! Sue Wait, could you little ones be.... ...Say, where are your mommy and daddy ? Girl There ! They're still inside the ship Boy Ah, it's fleeing ! Wait ! Sue Justiiiiiin ! Feeeeeena ! The end ---------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- Staff info & Credits ------------------------- Jason ----- I'm originally from the Philippines and I came to America in 1992. I can speak Filipino, another dialect called Pangasinan, and of course, English. I recently graduated from the University of Nevada with a B.A. in Journalism. As far as Japanese, I only studied it for a year at the university but I did a lot of self-study at home and I regularly have conversations with my Japanese friends here. My hobbies are (this is starting to sound like some stupid match making ad) writing, drawing, painting, photography, cooking, playing the occassional video game and studying Japanese. I like a lot of games but my all time favorite is the Ninja Ryukenden series (Ninja Gaiden in America) for the good old NES (if I list all the games I like there won't be any space). My sign is... yeah right ! | Chapters : 1-8, 48-59 | homepage : http://users.intercomm.com/hidalgo/ Kangaeru Hito ------------- KH is handling the earlier chapters of Grandia (1-17). His native language is English, but he has also studied Japanese for about 3 years (and is still studying ^_^). He started his own Grandia translation page on June 12th, 1998. On Nov. 11, 1998 Jason contacted him to discuss the idea of merging the 2 separate Grandia translations together and creating a central site, and thus his involvement with the Alent Project began. | Chapters : 1-13 | homepage : http://126.96.36.199/resources/saturn/import/grandia/ Kenshiro -------- Kenshiro is one of the members of the translation team for the Alent Project. His first language is English, but he has also studied both German and Japanese for about five years each. Kenshiro's current favorite games include Xenogears, Metal Gear Solid, and, of course, Grandia. | Chapters : 18-22 | homepage : http://188.8.131.52/resources/saturn/import/grandia/main.htm Feena ----- Feena is the "webmistress" of Alent Project. She's French and lives in Paris, currently studying japanese at university. She has studied English for 7 years and Japanese for 5 years (huh.. not that it really means anything). She'll be delighted to answer your questions in french if you want to ^_^. Her favorite games are Final Fantasy VI, Grandia, Phantasy Star IV, Puyo puyo Sun and Wonder project J 2... She's also a huge manga/animefan and loves to draw. | Chapters : 28, 30, 60-61 | homepage : http://www.multimania.com/feena/ Mandanga -------- My real name is Ernesto Garcia, I live in Spain, in "Barcelona" in short. My 1st language is Spanish and the second is Catalan (Catalonia's language). About japanese, I only know "katakana", "hiragana" and a no long "kanji" list (that I'm now enlarging). I'm a very big RPG fan and of course, GRANDIA is one of my favourite RPG's. In referent to systems, I have to confess my weakness for all "SEGA" machines. (Note of Feena : Mandanga is handling the spanish version of Alent Project.) | Chapters : all in spanish | homepage : http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/MANDANGA/index.html Dyne ---- Dyne is a 18 year old hoser from Canada, who was shipped off for 9 months to Japan to go to school there, and came back with the attitude that he has the Mad Skillz (tm) in Japanese to help with this translation. His current favorite games are Grandia, Lunar: TSS (Sega CD), FF6 and Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight. His current wish is that SoA would translate Grandia so that he can stop sitting in front of the screen staring at too many kanji trying to convince himself he understands, but this translation is the next best thing. Movies: Anything by Studio Ghibli, and Gattaca is his current fav. Music: EBTG, Cardigans, and UA. | Chapters : 32-33 | homepage : ? WooJin ------ WooJin is a 17 year old student that lives in New York City and attends Stuyvesant High School, the Best HS IN THE US (Shameless Plug) !!! He has Studied Japanese for a total of 2 and a 1/2 years and is a VERY huge anime fan with over 500 tapes (I'm always open for trades BTW). Believe it or not, WooJin can also Speak English as well as his home language, Korean. Favorite Game genres include RPG's (FF series, Lunar, Grandia, etc), Strategy (Super Robot Wars series, Langrisser series, Civilization 2,etc), action games (gotta love Quake 2...does anyone want to join my Clan?), and even some Dating Sims (There's something about Sentimental Graffiti....) !! | Chapters : 14-16 | homepage : ? Full Chapter index (just for the curious ^^;) --------------------- First CD ------------------------- 1. Parm 17. Koujin Mountain 2. Saruto Ruins 18. The World's End 3. Parm 19. Hiryu Valley 4. Reck Mines 20. Daito Village 5. Parm 21. Mountain of Rain and Moon 6. The Ferry Boat 22. The Tower of Rain and Moon 7. The Ghost ship 23. Ganbo Village 8. New Parm 24. Fire Mountain 9. Feena's house 25. Ganbo Village 10. New Parm, the Church 26. Twin Tower 11. Domu Ruins 27. Daito Village 12. Herb Mountain 28. The mysterious vanishing hill 13. Garlysle Base 29. Daito Village / Hiryu Valley 14. Ruku Village 30. Sea Dragon Boat 15. Koujin Mountain 31. Pirate Island 16. Ruku Village ---------------------- Second CD ------------------------ 32. Mikai Woods 47. Savanna Plains, Ruzette Pass 33. Kafuu Village 48. Military Fortress J 34. Stone Forest 49. Underground Ruins Railway 35. Tower of Misery 50. Airship 36. Kafuu Village/Jil Desert 51. Battlefield Camp 37. Jilpadon/Savannah/Brinan 52. Jilpadon /Savannah/Ruzette 38. Laine Village 53. Military Fortress J 39. Abandoned Laine Village 54. Jilpadon 40. Laine Village/Jilpadon 55. Battlefield Camp/Savanna 41. Underground Ruins 56. Jilpadon Reunion 42. Flying Battleship 57. Holy Land of the Sacred Spirits 43. Brinan Heights 58. Military Fortress J 44. Laine Village 59. Kouyokujin Underground City 45. Rainbow Mountain 60. Gaia's core 46. Alent 61. Epilogue ================================================================ Fan translation (c) Alent Project Staff. Feel free to distribute this document as long as you do not modify its content or use it for commercial purpose. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org / http://grandia.dreamcast-hq.net ================================================================