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Shining Force III Scenario 3: Bulzome Rising
Chapter 5: Legacy of the Creator
The Second Test
Swedish-English Translation by: Magnus Andersson
Japanese-Swedish Translation by: Anonymous
Script translated by: Aspartate
Script translated by: Landius
Donhort:
So this is inside the ruin...
Isabella:
It's so dark... I can't see a thing. But from the echoes, it sounds like we are in a spacious hall.
Kate:
What do we do now? Should we go inside?
Primula:
It's dangerous to stumble into a cave. Let me go investigate first.
(A strange voice):
Hold it.
Door slams shut.
Donhort:
Oh no! We're trapped!
Voice:
You're not trapped. The second test has begun!
Benetram:
Are you the Great Shinto Priest of Ark Hill?
Great Shinto Priest:
Yes. I'm the Great Shinto Priest.
Gracia:
Can you make my power bloom, and make me a True Innovator?
Great Shinto Priest:
I do have the power to turn Bearer of Spirit, like you, into a True Innovator. But it depends on how well you can do.
Benetram:
All we need to do is pass the test, right? What is the second test, and what should we do?
Great Shinto Priest:
Looks like you are ready. All right. Let's begin!
Great Shinto Priest:
Qualified Innovator Gracia, step forward into the middle of the shrine.
Gracia steps forward alone but Julian stopped him.
Great Shinto Priest:
Everyone except Gracia, stay where you are! Gracia, please come to the middle!
Gracia nods at Julian.
Julian hesitates then steps back to where he was.
Great Shinto Priest:
Gracia, please enter the circle in the middle.
Gracia hesitates.
Great Shinto Priest:
Gracia, step in please!
Gracia steps inside the circle.
Great Shinto Priest:
This is not only a test on your ability, but also on your supporters' abilities as well.
The four mud dolls appear.
Great Shinto Priest:
These mud dolls will move around you, and you must use yourselves to alter the direction they move, eventually gather them around Gracia.
Great Shinto Priest:
These mud dolls move at a certain speed. Where they stop is where the crisis begins.
Great Shinto Priest:
Now, the second, and the last test before the Evolution Ceremony. Julian's Force, you may begin.
Gracia:
Julian... please do your best. I have confidence in all of you!
Benetram:
This second test... What in the world... does "Where they stop is where the crisis begin" mean?
Julian:
......
Benetram:
You're right, Julian. There is no way to run from this now. Let's do it, Julian. We must let Gracia become an Innovator!
After the battle
Kate:
What are these... stars? Where they all come from?
Isabella:
Yes, what are they? They do look like stars...
Great Shinto Priest:
These are the spores of light.
Gracia:
Spores of light...
Great Shinto Priest:
Right. These lights will wake the Innovator power inside you, and give you the power to confront the Vandal.
Benetram:
Please tell me... Great Shinto Priest... why are the Spirits sent from heaven... thus created Innovators and Vandals in this world?
Great Shinto Priest:
It's the heaven's will, Benetram.
Gracia:
The heaven's will?
Great Shinto Priest:
The world we live in is such a small place. It's nothing compared to that world... There is greater world at the other end of the sky.
Julian:
......
Great Shinto Priest:
What the heaven wants, is "order"... order like the world over there. To make sure we can adapt to this order, the heaven is testing us, Julian.
Benetram:
What is the standard the heaven use to judge if we can adapt it or not? And what will happen if we, against its wishes, cannot adapt to this order? What will the heaven do, Great Shinto Priest?
Great Shinto Priest:
Standard for judgment is the relationship between the positive force and negative force. When positive force bows before the negative force, what awaits us is destruction.
Gracia:
Destruction... If I lose, what kind of destruction will come to this world?!
Great Shinto Priest:
Silence...
Benetram:
All living... living creatures... the heaven will destroy them all?
Great Shinto Priest:
It's not destruction... It's recreation. Because the heaven is what created us all.
Everyone stunned.
Great Shinto Priest:
Looks like I talked too much. Gracia, you passed the test beautifully. Congratulations!
Great Shinto Priest:
And now begins the Evolution Ceremony!
Benetram:
Wait, Great Shinto Priest, I have one more question. How do we get to Bulzome's Shrine...
Great Shinto Priest:
I am an observer, Benetram. If it's the Great Shinto Priest of Enrich, he might be willing to help the humans. But not me. I'm neutral. Whether this world is destroyed or not doesn't matter to me. I am only carrying out the mission given by heaven.
Great Shinto Priest:
Evolution begins!
Benetram:
Wait... please wait!
Gracia:
Please! Answer our question!
Great Shinto Priest raises his hand, asking for silence.
The spores of light begin to gather on Gracia.
Great Shinto Priest:
Innovator can use the blessing of Staff of Besem to promote your companions. It should be helpful for the battle with the Vandal.
Gracia:
Great Shinto Priest... who are you...
Great Shinto Priest:
Looks like it's time to say goodbye. We won't meet again. Fare well, Gracia, and Julian's Force.
Outside Ark Hill, Evolution complete
Donhort:
Where are we? Are we inside the monument?
Isabella:
We are probably in the desert of Ark Hill. How did we find this place?
Isabella:
!
Isabella:
Everyone, look at Gracia. He has changed!
Julian:
......
Gracia:
?
Gracia:
Did I change?
Benetram:
!
Benetram:
Gracia, look at your eyes!
Gracia:
?
Gracia:
My eyes...I don't understand. I feel a bit strange. Perhaps you view me differently?
Gracia:
The ancient monument is not visible anymore, as the priest said. Perhaps we'll never see him again.
Benetram:
That priest...he said something just before that sound vanished.
Gracia:
Indeed. Evolution will happen when the staff is used and your companions are blessed. Then they will be Apostles of Light.
Primula:
Right, the priest said something like that.
Gracia:
Blessed by the staff of Elbesem. We should try it. Any volounteers?
Benetram:
Julian should do it. Julian, you are most suitable in our army to be an Apostle of Light.
Gracia:
Julian, shall I bless you with the staff?
YES/NO
If NO
Benetram:
Don't be afraid, Julian. You are our leader, so you should be blessed first of all.
We'll become Apostles of Light later.
If YES
Gracia blessed Julian with the staff of Elbesem
Kate:
Julian's body...
Isabella:
Indeed, Julian has become an Apostle of Light.
Donhort:
An Apostle of Light. What powers does he have?
Benetram:
Primula, is there any shortcut leading to the main road from Ark Hill?
Primula:
Yes, I believe there is a short-cut which is following the northeast side of the mountain towards the main road.
Donhort:
Shall we procceed towards the main road instead of letting the rest of us become Apostles of Light?
Benetram:
Gracia is out of power. This should be enough for now. We will do the rest during the journey towards Remotest.
Benetram:
Yes, I am aware of that there are many questions unrevealed so far. But staying here would be useless.
Benetram:
Synbios' army is far ahead, so we can't just stay here.
Benetram:
Primula, please lead us the shortest way to the main road!

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