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Shining Force III Scenario 1: God Warrior of the Kingdom
Chapter 2: Cross-Continental Railway
Railhead
Script typed up by: Lineage
Dantares:
What took you so long, Grace?
Grace:
I was trying to confirm the arrival time of the train at the station, but it came while I was there...
Dantares:
I see... did you see the locomotive?
Masqurin:
Darn... that's why I told you, Grace! I wanted to go with you too!
Grace:
That huge thing actually moves... I saw it with my own eyes, but I still cannot believe it.
Benetram:
Since we can't find Produn's army, we must find our own way to the Republic... Maybe the train...
Synbios:
.......
Grace:
Speaking of the Produn army, do we know where they are now?
Masqurin:
They were ambushed by Imperial General Garzel's army. Right now they are still in battle... So they can't help us.
Obright:
General Garzel is a good leader. Even General Produn must be having trouble facing him on the battlefield.
Dantares:
The strategy of the Empire has been remarkable! It seems like they know where we're heading next...
Benetram:
It seems we have some time before the departure time. It might be a good idea to learn about locomotives. Why don't you go take a look, Synbios?
Masqurin:
Oh, you too, Lord Synbios? Only you and Grace get to see the train!
Benetram:
All right then... you can go too.
Railhead HQ
Benetram:
Listen Synbios, why don't you go inspect the train. At the same time, explore Governor General Garvin's town. Constantly learning helps shape the new future of the Republic, but... You cannot leave the town.
Dantares:
Because Produn's army is fighting against the Imperial army, there are no Imperial troops in our vicinity. I hope we won't have to deal with them until we get on the train safely.
Grace:
The engine is powered by steam, right? It can pull so many hugh carts! Wow...! So this is technology.
Hayward:
I've traveled around the world, so I'm not interested in Railhead. However, since you grew up in the Republic, I'm sure there are many things here that can amuse you. It would be good for you to check out the whole town.
Obright:
General Produn is drawing Garzel's army away from us. How brave! He decided to become a decoy for us. General Produn is one of the best generals... I wish there was some way to help him.
Railhead
Trying to exit
Masqurin:
Lord Synbios, have you forgotten? Benetram told us not to go outside the town. Let's settle for just exploring inside the town, for now.
Young man:
Almost every visitor to Railhead is blown away by the locomotives, and wants to go for a ride. Sadly enough, the train's primary purpose is for trade, so there are very few passenger carts. That's why the fare is so high.
Girl:
So, is this your first time in Railhead? Do you like it?
Begin choice options
No
Girl:
What?!? You don't like this town? You're the first person ever to say that... You're strange.
Yes
Girl:
I'm glad that you like it that much. Now that I live in this modern, clean town, I never want to leave.
End choice options
Worker:
Don't blindly follow your dreams without thinking first. I was a grunt Empire soldier, but came here because I liked locomotives. The only job an unskilled man like me can get is the loading and unloading of trains...
Woman:
There're a lot of goods in Railhead. If the guards around town left to fight, I'm worried that bandits will attack.
Gal:
I... don't like the town of Railhead. Everyone here only cares about money, and no one ever wants to play with me.
Merchant:
I'm regretting going to Aspinia to do some business It's no wonder why the Republic is so poor... As long as they distribute the harvest evenly, there's no incentive for the people to work hard, so many of them don't...
Old woman:
Grandpa likes the locomotive's smoke. If you ask me... I hate when my laundry gets covered in soot when a train goes by.
Old man:
Hey, you! Can you see the smoke from the train? No matter how many times I see it, it never ceases to amaze me...
Kid:
Hey, Mister! My father is a locomotive engineer! Mister... aren't you surprised? Usually, everyone is amazed when they hear that he controls the train... You must be a really important person... Anyone who's not impressed by an engineer must be super rich.
Left guard:
Did you folks already buy your tickets?
Begin choice options
No
Left guard:
So, I guess it's not you guys... As I think about it, you're pretty young. If you travel on the train, before you know it... your legs and back will get weak, and you'll have a body that can't perform... anything.
Yes
Left guard:
Phew... You must be quite rich, if you can pay for a train ticket... They're almost the same price as a big house!
End choice options
Right guard:
The cargo train that just arrived is bound for the capital of the Empire, Destonia. A train bound for the Aspinian Republic is scheduled to arrive here a little later, but is still on time. Please be patient a little longer.
Man:
General Produn vs. General Garzel... Oh, that was one spectacular battle. I was rooting for the Republic, but within the Imperial territory, the Imperial army grabbed the victory due to sheer numbers.
Standing merchant:
It's almost time for a train to the Empire to leave. I'm doing business in Destonia... I can't afford to miss it.
Man:
General Produn vs. General Garzel... Oh, that was one spectacular battle. I was rooting for the Republic, but within the Imperial territory, the Imperial army grabbed the victory due to sheer numbers.
Church
Priest:
It's sad. Only one person came for church, but usually no one shows. It's hard to get motivated here.
Guard:
In Railhead, no one even thinks about coming to church except for me. I think it's because the town has become so rich... Thanks to the prosperity, though, I can come here while skipping my job at the station...
House next to church
Old woman:
Because of the train, 'the technological wonder', a massive amount of cargo can be ttransported. However, the effects never reach the commoners, but only allow the rich to prosper further. Is this the future?
2F
Old man:
Governor Garvin promised great things by putting the rail system through here. So I, as village chief, let him. But the only people who prospered were the railroad workers and Saraband. I shouldn't have okayed it.
House next to entrance
Rich woman:
My husband's on duty. He is none other than the chief of the train station! He might as well be the mayor! HeeHee!
Girl:
Madam is kind and good at heart, but... I wish she would stop bragging about the occupation of her husband. Even her son has started to talk like er, and that is driving me up the wall!!! I think I'm going crazy...!
2F
Rich kid:
My dad is none other than the chief of the train station. Even General Governor Garvin visits here! HeeHee!
Dorm 1
Worker:
Today is my day off. Because of the constant physical labor, just about everything in my body hurts... OUCH!
Dorm 2
Moving worker:
I've been on the train before. You're surprised, right? However, things were quite strange that time... We were asked to unload some cargo in the middle of nowhere. The Republican army was there to get it.
Standing worker:
I've been unloading the train for a long time now, and I've found out a few secrets. Saraband, aside from transporting food and goods, is also involved in... smuggling weapons. I'm sure some of the boxes held weapons.
Dorm 3
Young man:
Even though the railroad goes through my town, it doesn't mean much since I cannot ride on it. Whenever a train goes by, it makes a lot of noise and the ground shakes. There's really nothing good about it.
Girl:
I really think it's a luxury that we can spend our lives watching the trains. That's a special privilege!
Dorm 4
Woman:
I took a trip on a train once. I still remember it... everything was so very wonderful. Our house was only worth one way tickets, but because the station chief did us a favor, we rode back for free. I can now die happy...
Man:
The station chief's house was mine. I sold the house to ride on the train. Now I have to live in this tiny place.
House right to dorm
Woman:
My husband can't let go of the past, so he gripes every day. I hear the rumor about Garvin, however, is true.
Man:
I'm no longer successful because of the railroad. I was a big time merchant for the Empire. Governor Garvin is truly a hideous person. Rumor has it that he exchanged his own town to a demon for the steam engine technology.
House near shops
Man:
I'm glad that you're not a bum... or a monk... Just the other day, a man claiming to be an Elbesem monk barged in here. I always thought monks never traveled alone. He was looking for a boy wearing a monk's robe.
Woman:
You're from the Republic? I recommend buying a new wardrobe in Railhead. You'll look like a new man...
Upper house near worker
Young man:
Many people in this town have jobs related to the railroad. But... almost no one has actually ridden the train. I believe you can get aboard the train if you hide among the cargo. I'm too scared to do that, though.
Girl:
Oh my... the next train from Destonia has gifts for Governor Garvin... I must take care of it personally!
Upper solitary house
Moving guard:
Even though there're only two trains departing here each day, there are an awful lot of people working here... The reason the train fare is so extremely expensive must be because of the staggering labor cost.
Standing guard:
Most of the workers at the railroad are somehow connected to Governor Garvin, but no one from Quonus works here... How did Garvin, the old Governor of Quonus, come to acquire the steam engine? No one really knows the truth.
Inn
Lower dwarf:
BURP... as I thought... No... Hic... Imperial army... So... BURP... So, the cargo hold is... Hic... You weren't listening... If you... were... Forget it... Schicken? Y... You'd hate... to die... BURP...
Upper dwarf:
My boss gets that way when he's drinking. He kind of just speaks whatever he's thinking. Our chief, Shiraf, warned him over and over, but he keeps taking his breaks at the bar.
Left-lower worker:
Unloading trains earns good money, but because I keep drinking like this, I can never save any money.
Left-upper worker:
Cargo to be loaded on the train is placed in a storage building past the railroad crossing to the west of the station. Nobody is there except at arrival or departure times... I guess it'd be a good target for bandits...
Right-lower worker:
Even if the Republican and Imperial armies battle, we don't really care. Even if the Empire lost, and the Republican government ruled the area, our quality of life won't improve at all... It's all the same, regardless.
Right-upper worker:
I see that you are from the Republic. With all the lousy soil in the Republic, it's no wonder why the people there are so poor. Know what? Although the Empire's built on fertile soil, with high taxes, it's the same...
Julian:
Do you know of the Vandals?
Begin choice options
No
Julian:
They ruled the land about a thousand years ago... Think of them as the supreme supernatural evil entities... A country to the west called Enrich was almost destroyed because of them. Ten years have passed since then...
Yes
Julian:
Hmm... I'm surprised you know about them. So, do you also know the tale about the Thousand Year Kingdom?
Begin choice options
No
Julian:
The Vandals created a kingdom one thousand years ago. Until it suddenly vanished, they govered over humankind with terror and despair. Light blazing from the sky was supposedly the cause of the kingdom's fall. The Vandals then went into hibernation.
Yes
Julian:
I'm impressed... I don't know how you learned it, but the people of Aspinia seem well educated. It's been one thousand years since the Vandals vanished from the face of the Earth. More signs of the Vandal revival are appearing.
End choice options
Train Station
Guard at the entrance:
If you already bought a ticket, you are welcome inside the station! There is no need to be shy. Please feel free to come in anytime.
Moving guard:
It's now the departure time for the Empire bound train!!! I wonder why some people miss their train? There are no refunds, so you'd think they'd be here early... You're heading to the Republic. Don't miss your train...
White guard:
Huh... You're a passenger on the train? I wonder how you could afford a ticket... I thought the fare was plenty expensive. Perhaps the economic inflation devalued our currency. Um... I guess it's time to raise the price.
Merchant near priests:
Many merchants are waiting for the train to the Republic, to trade directly to the government. As soon as the train arrives in Aspinia, I intend to run nonstop to the capital city. I must get to the castle first!
Merchant near rich family:
I've decided to go to the Republic because of the war. In order to fight, they need weapons and food supplies. I'm sure even the Republican people would pay a lot for them. Money spends anywhere, regardless of the currency.
Rich woman:
When I heard we're traveling to Barrand, I wanted to cancel my trip altogether... If we hadn't paid the high fare, I would stop the trip right here and now...
Aristocrat:
Since Barrand has become an occupied territory of the Empire, I've decided to go to Elbesem instead. I never expected a war... If it had come a bit earlier or later, I would have been able to enjoy a nice, relaxing trip.
Rich gal:
I can't wait... The priests of Elbesem... Oh, they must be such wonderful people. I have never skipped my prayers, always attend church, and even ththe twenty-five percent of my allowance. I'm so anxious to see them.
Solitary priest:
I found out about the free train riding privileges, so I became a minister. Traveling on a train never gets old, no matter how many times you do it. There is always a new discovery every time you ride it.
Left priest:
We clergymen are permitted to freely use the train because all countries still respect religion. We abhor fighting of any kind, but as long as people believe in religion, their silly wars will eventually end.
Right priest:
I plan to go to Elbesem to pray for the early conclusion of this war. I must meet the descendants of light. To get to Elbesem from Barrand, I must cross the dry path which appears once a day during the ocean's low tide.
Left bookshelf right to entrance:
Train Tips! When the train arrives, stand behind the white line. The train stops for no one.
Middle bookshelf right to entrance:
Train Etiquette! Flatulence in a confined space is rude. If you cannot hold it, find a window.
Right bookshelf right to entrance:
Convenient goods for traveling on a train! For a long journey, carry a small portable chair and a snack.
Left bookshelf in rightmost room:
The town of Railhead! It's a town with a train station, located between the Destonia Empire and Aspinia Republic.
Right bookshelf in rightmost room:
Rules on the train! Please don't litter after your meals. Take all your garbage with you.
Train Ground
Guard:
That train is bound for the Empire. How about that... Just to think that huge thing can move, and the speed... It's so exciting! You're boarding a train like that soon... I'm envious... Wish I were rich instead of good looking.
Soldier:
I'm allowed access to the train to inform Destonia that the Republican army is causing trouble in the Empire. To tell you the trueh... this is my first time riding a train.... I'm having a hard time containing myself.
Aristocrat:
Is this your first time riding the train?
Begin choice options
No
Aristocrat:
Huh... seems you're familiar with traveling by train. A person like you is more careless... Don't take the train lightly, or you'll get hurt... Technology can be a dangerous thing to those who don't respect it...
Yes
Aristocrat:
Here's a couple of things you should know: When we begin to move, don't walk around or else you'll fall. Don't stick your hands, feet or head out of the window, and you're not supposed to open the doors...
End choice options
Rich woman:
I have been on the train so many times that I've lost count. You could say I'm a train traveling veteran. Some say the fare is too high, but things like trains should only be accessible to the rich. Otherwise, why not just be poor and lazy?
Rich boy:
My parents are pushing it... They're remotely related to the aristocracy, so they want to travel to Destonia by train. I've heard that there aren't many people who take the train just to travel. Well... except for Governor Garvin.
Rich gal:
My brother seems calm, but he couldn't sleep at all last night. After all, boys really like to ride on anything.
When trying to go to the exit of the station
Guard at the entrance:
What... What in the world is that...?
Commander:
Squadron, halt! Squadron, left face!
Train captain:
What is... What do you think you are doing! What is the Imperial army doing here? I must ask you to explain it to my satisfaction, or else!
Soldier:
We have received orders to guard Railhead from the potential vicious attacks of the Republican army. That is why we assumed our position here, to protect the station building.
Train captain:
I understand why you're here, but Railhead is under Saraband rule. You can't take actions on your own accord.
Moving guard:
High society customers are aboard the train... This really is not a place for Border Guards like yourselves. Oh, if the Governor General Garvin hears about this... Please get out of here as quickly as you can!
Commander:
We have direct orders from Prince Arrawnt, himself... Are you questioning his authority?
Train captain:
Captain... did you just say... Prince Arrawnt? You... By whose order do you not allow the Border Guard Captain access? Answer me!!!
Moving guard:
Me...? What...? Station Chief... Are you... I... Me...? Did I... I didn't... do anything...
Train captain:
I promise to have him punished severely. Please guard the station building for us. Excuse me...
Moving guard:
How could the Station Chief... punish me... That's so cruel... I should've stayed home today.
Captain:
We are looking for the King of the Republic, Benetram. We must capture him if he appears. Assume your positions!
Guard at the entrance:
This is unexpected... The Imperial army guarding the station building... Oh well, I guess we must ask our customers to be patient until the Republican army is wiped out of town.
Masqurin:
Lord Synbios! We must go and tell Benetram about this!
Trying to go further on staion or trying to get out
Masqurin:
Lord Synbios! We must go and tell Benetram about this!

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