Book 1: Towards the Root of Evil
START CHAPTER 4
The Shining Force finally arrived in Cypress. And King Edmond was waiting for them.
Why should I fight on the front lines? I'm the King, not a foot soldier! Maybe I've been taken in by Woldol. But it's too late now...
King Edmond! Prince Nick and the Shining Force approach the castle!
Edmond - So soon? Curse Woldol! I never wanted it to come to this...
Nick, you are a traitor to Cypress! You killed me... your own uncle... to steal my throne!
Don't listen to Edmond. He was just a puppet in Woldol's hands. Remember me, Prince Nick? I'm your knight, Randolf. And I am at your service. I'm the only one left from my platoon. And I want to fight Woldol!
Randolf joins the force
Let's rest here for a short while, then go confront Woldol!
Woldol is up there, in that castle on the hill.
The Shining Force! Do what it takes, but delay them! Once we have completed the summoning, we will be invincible!
Your days of conquest are over. From now on, Woldol is protected by the great spirit of Iom!
Wrong! Our days of conquest are ALMOST over. Let's go inside and end Woldol's reign!
It was rude of you to keep me waiting, Nick. Still, I heard what you did to Dantom, so you must have SOME skill... Come on! Show me what you've learned... and then I'll show you how it's done!
Dantom and the others taught you well. But you won't find Bazoo and Frabell so easy to conquer. Woldol has enhanced their strength!
Then they'll be a more interesting challenge! Nick! Come on! Let's go get 'em!
You are too late, my friends. The summoning is done. Iom's evil creature waits in the next room. You can no longer stop me!
So, Nick, we meet again! It will be my pleasure to...
Not so fast, Bazoo! He is MINE!
Easy, Frabell... remember... Once that monster starts to move, he will never be stopped! Cypress, Gardiana, and the world will be ours!
Don't quit now, Nick! We've got to stop that monster before it moves!
The summoning is complete! You're too late!
Woldol? Why do you hide your monster back there? Is something wrong with it? Let me go back there and see...
No! Not yet! Guards!! Protect the monster until he's strong enough to move!
Nick, we don't have much time! Let's go!
I can't believe it! How? Why? My beautiful creature... gone!! I've got to get out of here with my treasure!
Hold it, Woldol. You're staying here... thanks to Lug. By the way, were you looking for this?
Lug held up the Sword of Hajya.
Lug! Where did you find that?! Give it to me!
Not a chance! This is why you wanted Cypress, isn't it? Iom is no match for it's magic. And so, you had to destroy it!
You're right! That sword stands between me and Iom's power. And anyone who knows its secret must die. Iom wills it!
Nick, defeat Woldol! Attack him with the Sword of Hajya. Do it now... for Gardiana and the world!!
Yes, Apis. We won. We have the sword, and Woldol's gone.
Wow! He turned into a giant scorpion!
Ruce, don't worry. At least Lug is safe!
Father! I'm so glad to see you! My friends and I couldn't let you disappear. We joined forces to come after you.
Ruce, we had heard that brave warriors were on the way. But I had no idea that my own son would be among them.
Nick spins around and falls over
What's wrong with you? Nick! Your right arm has turned to stone!
You fought bravely and well, for ones so young. But this was just the beginning of a much larger invasion. Nick, to heal your arm, you will have to face me... another time.
Thus Nick and the Shining Force restored peace to Cypress and Gardiana.
Thank you all! Gardiana is grateful for your bravery. And Nick has sacrificed his right arm for victory.
Your Majesty, Cypress plans to send soldiers into the depths of the Continent.
Then I will send Gardiana's best warriors to help them!
It would be an honor to go, Your Majesty.
We can help King Nick restore his arm!
We owe him at least that much...
With the alliance of Gardiana and Cypress, they succeeded in waking Queen Anri. With her waking, peace was once again restored to Gardiana and Cypress. But, as long as the right arm of the Prince remains as stone, no one can escape from the shadow of the evil Iom Empire.
END ADVENTURE 1