Chapter 4: Shining Force, To the North
Swedish-English Translation by: Magnus Andersson
Japanese-Swedish Translation by: Anonymous
As I passed the Great Wall, I sensed the evil forces. I sense trouble ahead.
Jane is at Remotest, far in the north.
Bulzome's dream is to conquer the entire world. My father became a victim. I shall have my revenge and put Bulzome's head on my father's grave!
This village is the source of the holy river. This is the place to purify your soul.
If I go in advance, I may reach Synbios army and stop them. But I can't go alone.
As we reached the northen world, I thought we would run into Bulzome's army right on. But we haven't seen them yet.
As I am a furry, there won't be any problems for me to proceed north. It would get much worse at warmer places and at the water.
The Eternal river has the powers of light and justice. There is a special stone at the source of the river.
Synbios' army is here no longer. They are advancing quickly and have a great discipline.
We haven't had the chance to rest since we left Destonia. We proceeded quickly.
Is everyone healthy?
Things will take a turn for worse as we have reached north of the Great Wall.
Benetram has knowledge about the Northern world. His knowledge is incredible.
We are going into the cave, Julian.
The answer probably lies at the place where the water is coming from.
You are finally here, the Legendary Expedition. Along with the descendent of Innovator.
We are here, Oneanera.
You know who I am? Who are you?
Benetram of Aspinia.
Aah. So it's you... Descendent of the "Navigator", Benetram? I heard much about you from Murasame. But it's the first time we meet in person!
Murasame... Isn't he the ninja that belonged to the Republic... So one of his jobs is to contact with Oneanera?
Murasame was with the Expedition that came earlier. They already headed toward Remotest. What was keeping you?
The search for Jumesyn. But that prophecy is now solved. So we also started heading north.
The Jumesyn prophecy is solved? What is the answer to the prophecy??
The three commanders necessary for that battle... Julian, Medion, and Synbios. It's their initials put together that makes "Jumesyn".
So that's what it meant. It sure corresponds to the legend well. Now the next problem is the Innovator's power...
I'm the descendent of Innovator, Gracia. What do you mean by making my power "bloom"? And how to investigate it?
Oneanera draws a magic circle on the ground.
Gracia, please step inside. This would tell if you are a true Innovator.
There's nothing to be afraid of. Please step inside.
Gracia steps inside the circle.
The blue stone floating above the water starts to glow.
It must be Gracia's power, enhancing the power in the stone and causes this supernatural phenomenon!
So marvelous... I never knew Gracia-sama has such great powers!
Gracia is pushed out of the circle.
Circle shrinks and vanishes.
What happened, Benetram? Am I not an Innovator?
I am sorry. Looks like you are not.
I... I always thought I am an Innovator. That's why I have to defeat Vandals. How could it be that I am not an Innovator?
Please don't give up so soon, Gracia. You are the "Bearer of Spirit". That's what the result of the test just showed.
"Spirit" is the source of superhuman powers given to the chosen ones.
So, if I have that "Spirit"...
It's the evidence for qualifying to become an Innovator. Please head for the Ark Hill to receive "Evolution".
"Evolution"... It means development. Is it a ceremony for my development?
You are very bright, Gracia.
Benetram, did you already know about these things? Is this the reason why you joined this dangerous expedition?
I'm the "Navigator", Gracia. It's my obligation to join.
I'll tell you about my ancestry someday. The most important thing is, we must head for Ark Hill.
Benetram, you know about the Ark Hill?
It's where Spirits were sent from the heaven. Where the civilization of this continent originate. North-northwest from here, right?
You deserved the name "Navigator", Benetram. Walk along the Ancient Road, go west at the first road fork. You will find Maya, the village that guards the Ark Hill. Find this place and they'll guide you to the hill where the Holy Ark landed.
I have the duty, and obligation, to show you and lead you into the right path.
Benetram, right now at this place, it's the first time I learn about you ancestry and relationship to this expedition...
Please leave everything to Benetram. He will lead your way.
All right. It's time to leave, Julian. To make Gracia an Innovator, we must head for the Ark Hill!
The "Descendents" that aided the Shining Force:
Descendent of the Navigator: Benetram.
He keeps the knowledge about the North, the Ancient Road, and the way to get to Bulzome's shrine. When the time comes, he has the obligation of guiding the new Shining Force. To prepare for this moment, Benetram was desperate in digging out the ruins of ancient civilization to make up for the knowledge lost during this long, long wait.
Descendents of the Conveyer: Oneanera and Keeper.
A thousand years ago, part of the ancient Shining Force stayed and built the fortress (Remotest) in The North.They keep all the ancient knowledge.Oneanera, who waits at Aural Village for the Innovator and tests his powers, and Keeper, the Inferior Innovator that awaits the Shining Force in Remotest, are both Descendents of the Conveyer.
Descendents of the Warrior: Conrad & Synbios.
Conrad was the descendent of the ones who fought Vandals in the ancient battle. Unlike Benetram, he has very little knowledge of the past. But fate has leaded him to meet Benetram, and begun confronting Bulzome even without knowing he's Descendent of the Warrior himself. After he died his son Synbios inherited his will and mission.
--Shining Force III Artbook/Encyclopedia page 168