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Book 1: Towards the Root of Evil
Chapter 1
Script typed up by: Earl
Soldier:
Queen Anri! Messengers from Cypress have arrived at our gates!
Lowe:
What!? What do they want with us? Your Majesty, they are barbarians. They bring only trouble!
Shouts and the clash of armor echoed from the palace gates.
Soldier:
Wait here until you are summoned!
Woldol:
I've waited long enough! Come on! Let's go see Queen Anri... I invoke the Bolt spell... level 3!! Idiots! Now that they're out of the way... where's the queen?
Ken:
Halt, in the name of the Queen!
Ken bravely stepped forward to guard his Queen.
Woldol:
How rude! In Cypress, we have a much different idea of courtesy. Allow me to demonstrate... Dantom! Frabell!
Dantom:
Grrr... Grrr... You think you're a match for me, old man? Let's find out!
Frabell:
You Gardiana wimps will grovel before the forces of Cypress!
Anri:
Ken! Lowe! ENOUGH! Good sir, please pardon my knights' rudeness. I am Anri, Queen of Gardiana. What is your message?
Woldol:
Your apology is accepted. I am Woldol, a lord of Cypress. Our king, Edmond the Reluctant, sends this... ...a token of friendship.
As Anri opened the small jeweled box, a black fog engulfed her.
Lowe:
Queen Anri!!!! Someone get a healer... NOW!!!
Woldol:
A mere healer will not help your Queen. Queen Anri rests in an eternal sleep... Only King Edmond can awaken her! As long as you obey us, we will let her live.
With those words, Woldol disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Gardiana sent its best warriors to Cypress to kill Edmond and save their beloved Queen. The army sailed away... and was not seen again.
Ken:
It's been over a month......... since our forces left for Cypress. We haven't heard a word!
Lowe:
They were our best and bravest warriors. If they've lost, maybe Gardiana is lost, too.
Ken:
Then we'll have to obey the barbarians. There's no one else to send.
Ruce:
Wait, wait! Lowe! We've decided to go after the lost warriors!
Ken:
Is that you, Ruce? The son on Lug? And what do you mean "we"?
Ruce:
Watch this......
Ruce whistled.
Ken:
Hey, look! Shade! How is your father, Hans?
Shade:
He's fine! He wanted me to come, because you'll need an archer.
Ken:
Who's that big monk? He looks like old Gong!
Sig:
Gong is my uncle. He told me of your bravery. He taught me everything I know. My name is Sig.
Ken:
And here's Wendy! Are you going too?
Wendy:
Of course! You don't think I'd miss out on all the adventure, do you?
Ken:
Apis! My son! You are NOT going!! It's much too dangerous!
Apis:
Please, Father... You know I can handle a sword. And Queen Anri needs us.
Ken:
And YOU want to save Lug, your father, right? All right. I won't stop you. Ruce, who is this stranger you've brought with you?
Ruce:
Ken, I am honored to introduce our leader. He's not from Gardiana, but he helped us plan our adventure.
Ken:
Something about your eyes... You remind me of my old friend, Max.
Ruce:
No. Those days are behind you now. We are the new Shining Force. And Nick will guide our way! We are ready to follow him to Cypress... with your consent, of course.
Lowe:
They're old enough. And they're our last hope. I've decided to go with them, and help save Queen Anri!
So Nick and the Shining Force sailed for Cypress. They didn't know danger lay in wait for them... just beyond the horizon.
START CHAPTER 1
One week later, on the high seas between Gardiana and Cypress......
Ruce:
(Yawn!) Not much of an adventure so far, eh, Apis?
Apis:
It's pretty quiet, all right... Hey! where'd that glowing ball come from?!!
Dark Mage:
So this is the great Shining Force that will save Gardiana?! Won't Woldol be scared when I tell him! Why, you're just a bunch of kids!
Lowe:
Don't underestimate them, Wizard. It might be the last mistake you ever make.
BATTLE 1
Dark Mage:
You may be fine warriors... but you will never see the shores of Cypress. Join me now in death!
Lowe:
He's gone... and took half our hull with him! Everybody, overboard! Swim for that island over there!
Lowe:
Nick! Come on, Nick! Snap out of it! Look, everyone! He's OK! We've lost all our supplies and weapons.... but we survived. Hope we don't run into any Cypress soldiers...
Cray's sister:
Stop! Let me go!!!
Dwarf:
You're too pretty to stay here in the Miniyon wilderness. I think I'll take you back to Cypress with me!
Cray's sister:
No! I'll die first!
Lowe:
Stop right there, you Cypress pigs!
Cray's sister:
Please... get me out of here!
Dwarf:
This is none of your business, stranger. Leave, before you get hurt!
Lowe:
Arm yourselves, everyone! Search the ground! Use rocks, sticks, anything!
BATTLE 2
Dwarf:
You must be the Shining Force from Gardiana... We never... expected... to see you... in Miniyom... (gasp)...
Cray:
Are you all right? What an awful experience!
Cray's sister:
I'll be fine... but that was close! They say they are from Gardiana.
Cray:
Guardiana! You must be the Shining Force! You may be Miniyom's last chance. Cypress knows of you, but didn't think you'd come this way. So Woldol and his army invaded our island. I'll do anything to stop him. May I join you?
Cray joins the force
Cray's sister:
My brother is brave and strong. He will serve you well. Before you leave, stop in the village and rest. We have a fine shop where you can buy new equipment.
Cray:
We need a ship to get to the Cypress mainland. The dock is on the far side of Miniyom Bastion. Cypress occupies it. We'll have to fight our way through.
Cypress Knight:
I have you now!!! Our goblins fell to this band of mere children? Even so, you are no match for me!
BATTLE 3
Cypress Knight:
You are stronger than you look... I can't believe it!
Lowe:
No time to lose! On to the Bastion!
Lowe:
That's Miniyom Bastion! We'll have to lower the drawbridge to get in!
Cray:
I used to work at the bastion. Watch this... I'm here to brief the general on Gardiana's Shining Force!
Dwarf:
Cray! He'll be glad to see you. Wait here. (lowers drawbridge)
Cray:
I have a better idea... YOU wait here!
Cray attacked the dwarf with a ferocious blow!
Dwarf:
You traitor! You'll never... get away... with... this...
The dwarf blew a whistle. Then dies.
Lowe:
All right! Everybody into the Bastion! Let's go!
BATTLE 4
Lowe:
Be alert and keep your guard up!
Lowe:
What a creepy place!
Brass Loader:
IS THAT SO?
Lowe:
Who's there!?! Identify yourself!
Brass Loader:
THIS IS THE BASTION OF CYPRESS. YOU ARE AN INTRUDER. RETREAT NOW... OR DIE.
BATTLE 5
Claude:
I'm Claude, from the Cypress resistance. I came to this island to join you. We've heard about your expedition. How can we help?
Claude joins the force
Claude pressed a hidden button.
Claude:
My ship is anchored over there. I'll take you to Asreet Island, near the Cypress battle front. My friends will be glad to meet you!
Thus, Nick and the Shining Force freed Miniyom and left for Asreet. But victory was still far away... in the dark heart of Cypress.
END CHAPTER 1

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