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Chapter 4: The Great Fortress of Balbazak
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CHAPTER 4 - THE GREAT FORTRESS OF BALBAZAK
Having ventured out onto the Pao Plain, the Shining Force spots a train of wagons...
This is the Pao Caravan. It is the home of the people of Pao - their town, so to speak.
They are constantly travelling in search of new grazing for their livestock, the Paopigs.
Have you heard about General Elliot?
General Elliot is one of the greatest Warlords of Runefaust.
But I'm sure he is not evil of heart. He saved us when bandits attacked this town.
He's strong and brilliant...
Definately my type!
...But why is he on the Runefaust side? I just don't get it!
This is the Pao Item Shop. Take a look around!
What are you doing? Outsiders aren't allowed here!
Pao Guard #2:
Want to go inside? Can't let you in unless you're introduced by someone I trust.
Pao Guard #3:
Our ruler, Queen Koron, is inside. You can't go in!
So, are you the one they call Max?
Oh sorry. Never mind.
The guy in the corner wants to talk to you. Says it's important.
So you're Max...
How do you know my name?
Calm down. You're right in what you're thinking.
But... First listen to me. Runefaust used to be a small, please-loving nation.
But then Darksol came along, and Ramladu changed...
We couldn't stop Ramladu, so we're partly to blame. But we're not bad people...
Max, if you're really a hero, then please remember what I said.
I know. While we're here, there's something else I should tell you.
You know the legend of Dark Dragon, right?
It's the oldest legend of all. Dark Dragon was left here with the Legacy of the Gods.
Legend has it that the Dragon sleeps deep underground.
He was born into this world to destroy everything.
...I can't tell you much more, but Dark Dragon may awaken soon...
Is this Darksol's doing?
I'm sorry. I can't tell you any more.
We cannot let the Dragon wake. IF he does, there will be no stopping him...
....That's all I can say.
Ah, I almost forgot.
My name is Elliot. I am the last remaining Dragonewt on earth...
That guy you were talking to...
He's General Elliot!
Man in bar:
Stop and go, stop and go! This nomadic life is really starting to bothering me.
Before long, this world will be swallowed up by Dark Dragon.
So what's the point in building stone houses and fighting futile wars.
No home, few possessions...
That's why we live this nomadic life.
(talking to him again)
We don't have a house or any land to lose. We are truly free!
Argh! Where's that Vankar got to?!
That good-for-nothing knight! Surely he's not thinking of running off with the money!
Paopigs are very clever creatures. Far cleverer than people, you know.
The Paopigs seem scared. I Think something bad may be about to happen...
The Train's leaving soon! We'll go along the north coast to Uranbatol!
This is the Pao Caravan. The people of Pao travel the Pao Plains in it.
There are stacks of weapons on sale here that I got on my travels.
Pao Guard #2:
Elliot seeks a man of his calibre, or greater, to look after things in future.
Old Man #2:
It may well be possible to defeat Elliot, but Uranbatol is another matter.
The fort is impregnable.
I am Earnest, the knight. My whole family was whipped out by Balbazak.
I will take soldiers with me to Uranbatol. And I'll have my revenge. That is my dream...
Pao Guard #3:
We travel all over the Pao Plains. And we're getting ready to leave!
Paopigs have a strange gift of being able to predict the future.
Queen Koron reads what's in the Paopigs' minds and uses it to plan the country's future.
Just look! You mustn't touch anything! The train'll start moving!
I am the ruler of this land...
You've met with Elliot, haven't you?
He is a good man. He understands that Runefaust has chosen the wrong path.
But if Elliot doesn't fight, Darksol will awaken Dark Dragon.
If Dark Dragon awakes, the only one who can defeat him... is you. That's what he said.
How could I possibly have the power to do that...?
I have no idea. But, as a test of your strength and...
to keep his warrior's pride intact, I think Elliot may challenge you to a fight.
Preparations are complete! Ready for departure!
This may sound a bit selfish of us, but...
I have no desire to see you and Elliot engage in battle.
We shall leave this place. Once the caravan departs, only the church and HQ will remain.
Settle your business. Please let me know when your preparations are complete.
All ready! Engines on! Ooh, makes me feel alive!
Well, let's not be rude to our visitor. Is it ok with you if we move along?
Please let me know when you are ready.
We'll be leaving now. Good luck.
Please step outside. It's time for us to go!
(the town of Pao leaves)
Ooh, look, it's Pao! This is the first time I?ve ever flown out this far!
There they are! The ones fighting Runefaust! I think I'll give 'em a hand.
Wait......can't stop! Just hold tight, guys! I'll be there in just a sec!
Hey! You're that weird old man from Bustoke!
So you finally managed to finish those wings, huh?
Show some respect, you punk!
Yeah, after you folks left Bustoke, I finally got these things working!
I didn't know until I heard it from the townspeople, but...
You guys are that Shining Horse outfit that saved all of us, aren't you?
I wouldn't be much of a man if I didn't thank you...
And with that in mind...
Let me help you out by fighting with you!
But... come on... aren't you a little old for this?
And it's not Shining HORSE...
Hmph! Don't be so stuck-up!
The Shining Horse could use a flying ace like me!
(Kokichi joins the Shining Force)
I'll be at HQ, polishing my wings!
I told you, it's not HORSE it's FORCE...
...Oh, he's gone.
Ah, you're Max, are you?
My name's Vankar. I regard myself as a knight, you know.
Did you hear about me from Queen Koron?
I'm Pao's bouncer. I suppose it's like getting money for my muscles.
That's okay then.
Queen Koron's orders! My life is yours, warriors!
Koron... So the Queen of Pao was worried about us after all...
(Vankar joins the Shining Force!)
Well, then, I'll be waiting at HQ, relaxing...
BATTLE 15 - ELLIOT
So, the hour of battle has finally come, Shining Force...
attack with all of your might! I will not hold back, either!
...Max, I've heard my father talk about General Elliot before.
He's a warrior among warriors. He helped turn Runefaust from a tiny country into an empire.
Get ready for a tough fight!
(If Anri is not in battle)
...Hey Max! You better watch out for that General Elliot!
He's a Dragonewt! The strongest race in the world!
And General Elliot is the toughest Dragonewt ever known!
(If Anri and Pelle are not in battle)
Max, General Elliot's fame reaches even our kingdom.
His strength as a warrior and skill as a swordsman are legendary. Be careful!
...General Elliot, I don't want to fight you.
But...I have a job to do, too. I don't know my origins, nor my true destiny...
But until I find out, I can't afford to lose!
END OF BATTLE 15
So this is the power of the Shining Force...
the power of Max...
Yes, I can see now...
You are indeed worthy of the task.
General Elliot! Wait! Not yet!
Khris! Use your Heal magic!
No! It is already too late for me!
This old body has grown weary of fighting. Let this warrior choose the time of his demise.
My name is... Narsha Ramladu.
Yes, it's true. I am the daughter of Ramladu. King of Runefaust.
I have travelled from the distant eastern continent. We have many things to discuss.
But wait a minute...
Stay with us!
Do you recognise me?
Oh... It's... Princess Narsha...I thought I'd never see you again.
My only regret is that I was unable to be of greater service to you...
Don't worry about me. I have my own companions to fight by my side now.
Is that so...
I'm so glad to hear that...
My lady, please listen...
You must do something for me. Go with these people...
You must go with Max and the Shining Force... and fight against Darksol...
To save our people...
Will you do this, my lady?
Of course I will! Mawlock brought me here for just that reason...
Max, will you fight alongside the princess?
You can count on me. Darksol is behind all of this. We'll defeat him together!
Th...that is all I can ask. When your fight is over...
You will...know the true nature...of your mission...
Incredible... You've certainly had a long journey, Your Highness.
Princess Anri! There is no need to call me that. Just call me Narsha.
I am no longer the princess of Runefaust.
I see. Well, then, why don't we just drop titles? You can call me Anri.
All right, Your Highness.
It looks like we'll have to work on this...
...Yes, I suppose so!
...But really, Narsha, are you sure you're going to be OK?
You've made enemies of your father and your country. Are you sure you can do this?
Princess Narsha's will is strong. There is no need to worry.
I remember now! You talked to me about cards.
Huh?! Umm, well, sort of...
That will do, I will be with you from now on.
I'll even teach you all about how to use the cards.
And Princess Anri...
I love Runefaust more than anything else in this world. But to express that love...
I must fight against Darksol and my father... even if my country rejects me.
I know this is the right way. And so I ask you once again. Please, let me come with you.
All right, then. Please lend us your strength!
(Narsha, Mawlock & Zuika join the Shining Force!)
Look, over there! It's the Pao Caravan we saw before.
Our comrades are exhausted from the fight. Let's take a rest there.
(All other people exit, except Mawlock and Max)
Just who exactly are you, anyway?
Come, come. Does it really matter?
Never mind that.
Have you been followng my advice and collecting cards?
Hmm. This is most disappointing. Well, it's still not too late.
Please try and collect as many cards as you can. Allow me to explain...
Wonderful! Someday soon, I shall explain to you how to use those cards.
I can use the power of the cards you collect.
Using cards allows me to do a variety of things... well, it's still early.
For now, I can use "Copy" to give myself the powers of a priest, a mage, and so forth.
My normal attack changes depending on the effect of the card.
Next, "Move". This allows the ally on the card to act one more time.
It creates an entity with the powers of the card. When its HP reaches 0, it disappears.
Oh, and a few cautions. You can only carry up to 4 cards with you at one time.
The cards you bring also affect the difficulty of battles.
So, experiment a little! I believe that's about it. Shall I explain again?
Well then, that's about all you need to know about cards.
Don't be afraid to try these things out. You might be surprised at what you learn...
Now then, I must be going.
PAO CARAVAN #2
Welcome to Pao, a town that's truly on the move!
The pride of Runefaust, the great Uranbatol fortress is right in front of us!
Pao Guard #2:
If you're going to attack the fortress, watch out for Balbazak!
Everyone says that, when it comes to strength, he ranks alongside Kane!
I... I saw it! A lump of metal walking along giving out steam!
Rollin, rollin', rollin'... the life of the nomad is for me!
You defeated Elliot...?
I should think he'd have no regrets in being beaten by you. But more importantly...
If you're going to attack Uranbatol, now's your chance.
Earnest has managed to break into the fortress. There's no time to lose!
Pao Merchant #2:
I trawled the coastal villages for weapons for you. Take a good look!
Pao Merchant #3:
This is the last Pao Item Shop. Take your time and look around!
I've got a great item here. It warms up eggs and hatches them in seconds!
(if you have the Domingo egg)
You have an interesting egg there. Can I try and warm it?
Drat! I really want to try this egg warmer...
Give it to me, please!
(Max gave the Magic Egg to the Egg Hatcher!)
C'mon, c'mon! Get warm!
Huh? What's it saying?
(Domingo joins the Shining Force!)
You don't have any more eggs? I want to heat something up, anything!
This is awful! That freak made the Paopigs all nervous!
Yo! I'm Guntz! How do!
I don't like fighting and all that kind of thing, but I'm under Dr Crock's orders!
He told me to come and come and help you lot, now that he's finally completed the steam suit.
So here I am. Good to see you!
Hey, we're glad to have you!
(Guntz joins the Shining Force)
I'll be at HQ, then.
If this suit doesn't get water regularly, it runs out of steam...
You! Are you friends with that lump of metal?
Then tell him this for me! Stop coming near the Paopigs! You're scaring them!
Where is that Vankar?! You! Do you know?
You don't? Well that's not help to me.
What? He was at the previous camp? Did you let him join your troops?
Good for you. Serves him right.
Make no mistakes, though, he's a brilliant knight...
He's your problem now. He's a good fighter, when he feels like it.
Dr Crock's Servant:
Delivery from Dr Crock of Rindo!
He said this will get you in the fortress. One shot! BANG! Here you go!
(Max got the Blaze Bomb!)
(if you talk to him again)
Dr Crock's Servant:
Message from Dr Crock! He says take care of Guntz!
I heard General Elliot was taken hostage by Runefaust, and made to fight.
That poor man...
But he'll be alright, now his hopes are in your hands...
Mess around all you like! The engines are off, so we're not going anywhere!
An enormous fortress, built wit hall the power Runefaust can muster...
Uranbatol Fortress. And the man in command...
The Dragon Master Balbazak!
The knight Earnest has forced his way in. If you're going to attack, now's the time!
It won't be an easy fight. But you must try your best. For Elliot's sake, too.
(talking to her again)
There should be a bomb strong enough to blast through the fortress doors.
It's from Rindo; it's called something like the Blaze Bomb. Do you have it?
You must get hold of it, fast. Without it, you cannot enter the fortress.
That's good news. Without that, there's no way you could get inside.
I wonder if Earnest's okay? He hasn't come back yet.
Pao Guard #3:
The one that holds the real power in Runefaust...
is that schemer Darksol!
He's surrounded in mystery. No one even knows where he comes from...
Pao Guard #4:
What exactly is the Legacy of the Gods?
A treasure that makes people happy... It would be nice if it was...
Old Man #2:
Elliot said that maybe...
Dark Dragon's revival...
could be prevented by you...
(If you try to enter without the Blaze Bomb)
So this is the fortress or Uranbatol... So much for a frontal assault!
I'll get a little closer and see what's cooking.
Be careful! Watch out for enemy sentries!
Heh heh, no worries. I'm good at this kind of stuff.
(Luke approaches the wall and then comes back)
It's no use. A hammer's not going to get the job done.
To knock that door down, we'll need something like a bomb.
A bomb, huh...
OK. Let's pull back for now.
(If you enter with the Blaze Bomb)
Time to use that bomb! Everybody get back!
(Bomb destroys entrance)
Now to attack the fortress!
If we can get past here, we'll be at the eastern continent! Everybody...let's go!
(If Guntz is in battle)
Watch out for the Artillery!
If you're not careful, they'll drop a big shell on your head!
Hmmm... Runefaust's got an awful lot of those hunks of junk.
But they're not match for my scientific prowess! I'll show 'em a thing or two!
END OF BATTLE 16
(entering the building)
This is unspeakable...
My beloved monsters have all been destroyed...
Ah Are you...
going to save me?
on the Pao Caravan.
Who are you...?
My name is Max.
I am leader of the Shining Force, and I fight Runefaust.
The Shining Force......
Oh, so that's who you are...
Defeating that pet of Balbazak's, the Cerberus, was no problem. But then...
I got stuck here.
I demolished that wall... But then I ran out of energy.
...I can't move another inch. I'm meant to be taking revenge on Balbazak for my family...
Balbazak is still at the harbour!
You can't give up now! How can you wimp out like this?!
Huh. You sure talk harsh words for a young fella...
Okay, one last push.
...But first, I need to ask a favour.
What? Are you hungry?
Don't be ridiculous!
No, it's nothing like that.
When I broke into the fortress it was a bit crazy...
And I lost most of my men...
I don't know how, but all I want is to defeat Balbazak.
I'll join your group. If you help me defeat Balbazak!
Okay. Balbazak is a strong enemy. I'll be glad to have you on the team.
Huh! I know you don't mean that.
(Earnest joins the Shining Force!)
I'll be waiting at HQ.
Be sure to put me at the front when you take on Balbazak!
I don't care who I sell to, as long as I'm paid! Anything you want?
The Powers of Light illuminate all, be they friend or foe.
(if you skipped Earnest)
The harbour is beyond this door. Balbazak's there! But first...
Please save Earnest! He came here to defeat Balbazak!
There's no way I can let you through without him!
Pao Guard #2:
...You must find Earnest fast!
Balbazak said he'd feed him to the Cerberus...
(when you have picked up Balbazak)
You saved Earnest! Thank you! Now I'll open the door for you.
(talking to him again)
If you go further, there will be a fierce battle. Check you're fully equipped.
Balbazak is a strong opponent! You must be careful!
Balbazak is the Dragon Master!
Beware of the powerful Blue Dragons, who are under his control!
Rune Knight #2:
Ah! I surrender! We won't fight you anymore! But listen to this!
Balbazak is at the harbour! He's trying to escape!
Pao Guard #2:
Thank you so much for saving Earnest.
Earnest defeated the Cerberus all by himself?
Wow, he really is strong!
Defeating Uranbatol! That was my plan first...
Rune Knight #3:
So you're Max, leader of the Shining Force?
We can no longer fight, now that our commander's gone...
Took ya long enough, maggots!
You chuckleheads got some nerve, thinking you can take on the army of Runefaust!
Me and these blue boys are gonna crush you all like the bugs you are!
(if Earnest is in battle)
Don't make me laugh! You're the one who's about to get crushed, Balbazak!
My people will be avenged!
Max, Balbazak is known far and wide for his herculean strength.
Don't underestimate him. He is as dangerous a foe as his Blue Dragons.
END OF BATTLE 17
I...I give up! All right, you beat me. I'll give you my ship.
Just don't kill me!
Shut up! You think we actually believe a word you say?
No...you got me all wrong! The ship's not enough for you?
OK, then...I Know a nice, juicy secret about Darksol...
And I'll let you in on it...
You've betrayed me...
I rebuilt your body and made you a master of dragons... and you betray me?
...I'm afraid not.
(Balbazak is struck by what appears to be lightening)
I'll tell you now...
You... and Kane...
(Balbazak is struck again)
Take the ship, as the fool said. You will not survive the voyage! Ha ha ha!
Having defeated General Balbazak and liberated Uranbatol...
The Shining Force set sail, accompanied by the cheers of the grateful townspeople.
But the dark clouds gathering on the horizon do not bode well for their journey...
CHAPTER 4 - THE GREAT FORTRESS OF BALBAZAK
...First Elliot was defeated, and now Balbazak!
Am I surrounded by fools?!
Mm? Who's there?
It's been a while. It's me, Mishaela.
Mishaela! Where have you been hiding? What have you been up to?
Ho ho ho! You know very well! I've been preparing my revenge against Max!
I really must be going now. I still have work to do!
What is that you have hidden in your dress?
...The Light Sabre. The one Kane got hold of and you stashed away.
Mishaela! Do you know what you're getting into?
But of course.
I'll need a fine piece of bait like this if I'm to lure the Shining Force out.
Be seeing you!
That witch... Curse her!