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Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
UK Version Script
Chapter 8: Rise of the Ancient Castle
Script typed up by: Trent
CHAPTER 8
RISE OF THE ANCIENT CASTLE
After a long and bitter fight, the Shining Force has finally arrived in Runefaust.
Meanwhile, Darksol is already at the Castle of the Ancients, trying to revive Dark Dragon.
Will Max and his friends be able to stop Darksol and seal Dark Dragon?
Let the final battle commence!
RUNEFAUST
Mae:
Hey, what's going on? Why is everyone so calm?
Max:
...?
Narsha:
It is a bit strange. Not at all like when I was still at the castle.
The army kept a tight grip on things, and everyone was always frightened. But now...
Now everyone looks so calm and cheerful.
Mae:
Well, it's pointless to sit here and wonder. Max, let's have a look around town.
Innkeeper:
Ah! Since the army people all fled, business has been terrible.
Well, I guess you can't put a price on peace.
Girl:
Did you know? Princess Narsha has come back again.
She thought she was going to be killed by Darksol... That's why she fled the castle.
Man:
Everyone in this land welcomes you. The war's over with now, after all.
Young Man:
Mahato is waiting for you at the castle. Hurry along there.
Townsman:
Listen! Darksol is the very root of evil!
He tricked Ramladu and made him follow a dark path.
(if you talk to him again)
Townsman:
But I haven't seen Darksol recently. And I hope I never see him again.
Girl #2:
We welcome you all. The fighting is over now, isn't it?
Young Man #2:
I know you lot. You?re fighting together with Princess Narsha, aren't you?
Thanks for protecting the Princess all this time.
Man #2:
The knights threw down their weapons and ran. I guess they were scared of you.
Townsman #2:
The castle is like a haunted house. Monsters everywhere...
Man #3:
In years gone by, this country was a peaceful place.
King Ramladu was a kind king and everyone was happy...
Guard at entrance to castle:
Up ahead is the new Runefaust Castle...
It'd be better for you if you didn't go near it.
Guard at entrance #2:
Mahato has ordered that no one goes past here.
Guard:
Our HQ is up ahead. You're welcome to use it.
Guard #3:
Mahato is waiting inside the castle.
Guard #4:
Mahato is waiting inside the castle.
Guard #5:
Mahato is inside.
Maid:
This castle hasn't been used for a long time.
But if Princess Narsha is back, and Mahato wants to use it, I've got to clean!
(if you talk to her again)
Maid:
It's wonderful Princess Narsha is back safely. We were all so worried about her.
Rune Knight:
Let us out! We were tricked by Darksol!
We are full of remorse for fighting under his orders.
... Won't you believe us?
IF NO
Rune Knight:
You won't believe us? Guess it's only what we deserve...
IF YES
Rune Knight:
You must hurry! Darksol is already inside the Castle of the Ancients.
The castle is submerged in the depths, but Darksol got in through the West Gate.
To get through the Gate, you must get past Runefaust Castle.
But be prepared for the final battle. There is a mighty force gathered there.
It won't be easy to break through!
Mahato:
Greetings. I am a sage of Runefaust. Mahato is my name.
Max:
...
Mahato:
Don't try to speak. I have already heard that you've lost your voice.
...
I have served this kingdom since the reign of the last king. But I was too weak...
Darksol is in total control, and King Ramladu has lost the last shreds of his humanity.
Narsha:
Mahato! Is this true?
(Narsha enters)
Mahato:
P... Princess Narsha!
I had heard you were safe, but to see your face again...
Narsha:
I'm so glad to see you, too...
Tell me, Mahato.
What exactly did you mean... when you said that my father had lost his humanity?
Mahato:
I... that is... Forgive me, princess. I cannot hide it any longer.
Darksol still needs more time to revive Dark Dragon.
He has turned King Ramladu into a soulless monster and is using him as a shield.
Narsha:
Then... is there any way to bring my father back?
Mahato:
I am afraid not...
Narsha:
...
Very well, then I knew this might happen.
Max:
...
Narsha:
Max... don't worry about me. I'll be fine. I know what I'm doing.
Mahato:
...
Max, Darksol is in the Castle of the Ancients.
He may have already begun the ritual to revive Dark Dragon.
Defeat the enemies in your way and hurry on to the castle!
Narsha:
Max, I will be waiting in the camp.
Be sure to take me with you when you go into battle.
And please... don't worry on my behalf.
(Narsha leaves)
Mahato:
What a brave soul...
Max:
...
Mahato:
I, too, implore you to take Narsha with you when you fight against King Ramladu.
It may well be... the last time that father and daughter ever see each other...
Max:
...
(if you talk to him again)
Mahato:
Hurry! Darksol's found his way to the centre of the Castle of the Ancients.
He'll be performing the rite to wake Dark Dragon. There's no time to spare!
Old Man (at top of the tower):
There's something strange in the air. Dark Dragon may awake soon...
Woman:
Mahato told me a legend once. Do you want to hear it?
IF NO
Woman:
Ah, no! Of course a young 'un wouldn't be interested in this old tale.
IF YES
Woman:
Runefaust and Guardiana are twin cities, built to protect the Castle of the Ancients. That's why they each have a gate to the Castle.
Guard at entrance to castle:
Sorry. I didn't know it was you, Max. Please be careful.
Guard at entrance to castle #2:
Max! Be careful!
RUNEFAUST CASTLE
Darksol:
Hmph. You're late, Max.
Max:
...
Darksol:
So! The rumours were true! You have lost your voice!
You have my pity...
Max:
...!
Darksol:
No, I mean it! After all, you and I - and Kane - are almost like...old friends...
Max:
...?!
Darksol:
You and Kane travelled through time to seal Dark Dragon...
But did you ever consider... that you might not be the only ones who came from the past?
Max:
...
Darksol:
That's right. There were three people sent from the past - including me.
Think about it...
How was it that I was able to attack you so soon after you awakened from your sleep?
The obvious answer...is that I was sleeping alongside you!
Max:
...!
Darksol:
Of course, my reasons for coming to the future were a bit different from yours...
Now that Kane is dead, Max, you and I are the only survivors of the past.
I pity you, really...
Even if you seal Dark Dragon, what will your reward be?
Once the battle ended, you'd have no place to go. No one would have any use for you.
Darksol:
We could rule this world together, Max. Will you not join me?
Max:
...?
Darksol:
Ha ha ha ha ha... I'm afraid you've been mistaken.
My purpose in reviving Dark Dragon is not destruction.
No, I... and I alone am able to contol Dark Dragon.
With Dark Dragon's power, I will rule this world... That is my goal.
Come, join me... Cast away the Chaos Breaker.
(Max edges closer to Darksol)
Darksol:
That's it... This world will soon belong to you and me.
The people of this world know nothing of pain... We will make them suffer and despair.
Come, Max!
(lightening strikes Darksol)
Darksol:
Aaaaarrrgh!
Who? Who dares to do such a thing to me...?
A strange voice:
You stole my soul...but you will not have his!
Max! Do not be deceived!
Darksol:
You... But you're dead!
(ligtening strikes Darksol again)
Darksol:
Aaaaaaaargh!
Once again, the voice...
Kane's voice echoes in Max's head:
This is the end, Max. I cannot help you anymore......Farewell.
Darksol:
Ha! Thanks to your brother, you have lost your last chance!
Very well, then... you will die a fool's death!
If you wish to stop me, you must defeat my minions. I will be waiting at the castle.
(Darksol disappears)
BATTLE 29
Ramladu:
So you're the Shining Force, eh? I've been waiting for you! Ha ha ha ha!
(If Narsha is not in battle)
Ramladu:
You! I heard that you tricked my daughter into becoming your puppet...
So you won't show yourself... No matter.
(If Narsha is in battle)
Narsha:
...Father...
Ramladu:
Huh? Narsha... is that you?
Cursed girl! You have betrayed your country to its enemies! You are no daughter of mine!
I'll make sure your soul finds its way to hell!
Narsha:
...Father...
So Mahato was right. You have lost your humanity.
So be it. I will defeat you, Father!
Zuika:
...
Mawlock:
Well spoken, my lady! I, Mawlock, shall aid you in your battle!
Ramladu:
Dark Dragon will soon awaken. I won't let you interfere!
If you think you can get past a legion of Runefaust's best, then show me what you've got!
BATTLE 30
Ramladu:
HA HA HA HA HA!
You think it's over? Guess again!
Now you'll taste the REAL power of the Runefaust army!
END OF BATTLE 30
(If Narsha is not in battle, but Anri is)
Ramladu:
...
...
...unnngh...
...
...
Well done, Max! You are a worthy leader of this Shining Force.
Max:
...
Anri:
King Ramladu!
Ramladu:
That voice... You're Princess Anri of Guardiana!
I'm so sorry. I've done your kingdom a terrible wrong... And your father...
Attacking my own sister kingdom...what a fool I was. Please forgive me...
My desire for power caused me to fall prey to Darksol's temptations, and he used me...
Anri:
King Ramladu...
(King Ramladu dies)
Max:
...
Nova:
Max, it seems that Darksol has already entered the Castle of the Ancients.
There is no time to mourn the loss of King Ramladu!
Max:
...
(If neither Narsha nor Anri are in battle):
Ramladu:
...
...
...unnngh...
...
...
Well done, Max! You are a worthy leader of this Shining Force.
Max:
...
Max:
...
Ramladu:
Forgive me...
I have failed as a king...
I have failed as a man...
Here the last request of this foolish man. You must put a stop to Darksol's schemes.
Dark Dragon... must NOT be revived!
(Ramladu dies)
Max:
...
Nova:
Max, it seems that Darksol has already entered the Castle of the Ancients.
There is no time to mourn the loss of King Ramladu!
Max:
...
(If Narsha is in battle)
Ramladu:
...
...
...unnngh...
...
...
Is that you, Narsha?
Narsha:
...Father... Forgive me, Father.
This was the only way...
Ramladu:
You did well...
You made... the right choice. I lost my soul to Darksol...
He was controlling me.
But... It was my fault. I wanted power... My heart was easily corrupted...
You make a fine princess, Narsha... You fought like a true warrior!
Narsha:
...Father...
Max:
...
Ramladu:
Narsha, there is no time for tears.
You and your friends... must put a stop... to Darksol's schemes...
Dark Dragon... must NOT be revived!
Please...
Heed the last request...
of your foolish father...
(Ramladu dies)
Narsha:
...Father...
... Rest easy Father. I will fight to the bitter end as befits the Princess of Runefaust!
Let us go, Max! We must stop Darksol before he achieves his goal!
RUNEFAUST
Mahato:
Really...? Ramladu has been killed?
............
I see. For now, go after Darksol.
The awakening of Dark Dragon means the destruction of the world.
You are the only one who can prevent that.
The Chaosbreaker is the weapon that can seal Dark Dragon.
With the Chaosbreaker in your hand, you should be able to enter the Castle.
Go to the westernmost point of the coast, to the sea where the Castle lies submerged.
That's where you must use the Chaosbreaker. The sword will guide you once you're there.
Girl:
Princess Narsha's so beautiful. I can't take my eyes off her.
RUNEFAUST REGION
Standing on the westernmost point of the land
As Max wields the Chaos Breaker, it begins to emit a mysterious light!
Max:
...?!
(The Castle of the Ancients rises from the ocean)
Max:
...
(Lowe appears)
Lowe:
Max! I've got a message from Princess Anri!
It looks like the path to the Castle is open again!
C'mon, let's hurry up!
BATTLE 31
Nova:
So this is the Castle of the Ancients. I never thought I'd see it with my own eyes.
Diane:
(If Lowe isn't in battle)
Pardon me, Nova, but I don't think this is the best time to admire the view...
Lowe:
Hey, quit gawking!
Bleu:
Look at that... What is that thing? Another robot, maybe?
Luke:
Huh? That's strange.
Alef:
...Is it...moving?
Colossus:
Whrrr... LIFE FORMS DETECTED
Whrrr... VERIFYING CODES
Whrrrrr...
NO MATCHING ENTRIES FOUND IN MAIN DATA BANK
Wrrr...
DISPATCHING SENTINELS
Colossus 1:
ELIMINATE INTRUDERS
Colossus 2:
EXECUTING COMAND 186953
Colossus 3:
INTRUDER SWEEP... INITIATED!
Nova:
Could it be... the legendary Colossus?
The ultimate sentry, left behind by the ancient gods...
Its fantastic strength is said to rival even Dark Dragon's...
Hmm. Wait a minute.
I seem to remember hearing that the head in the middle is the only one with a soul...
If we can just defeat the head in the middle, the other two heads should lose their power.
If the going gets tough, we should concentrate our attacks on the head in the middle!
END OF BATTLE 31
Nova:
Yes! We've finally defeated Colossus.
Hmm... What's this...
(rumble)
Nova:
Max, a staircase has appeared behind Colossus.
It must lead inside!
BATTLE 32
Darksol:
...Awaken!
Awaken, Dark Dragon!
Awaken from your long sleep and release all of your power!
Your jaws shall swallow hopes whole! Your claws shall rend dreams asunder!
Darksol:
What is wrong? Why do you not awaken, Dark Dragon?
(Darksol turns around and sees the Shining Force)
Darksol:
So! You managed to defeat Ramladu, eh? Bravo!
(If Narsha is in battle)
Darksol:
And Princess Narsha! So bent on defeating me that you even slew your own father.
I admire your gumption. Your title suits you well.
Narsha:
Silence! Your treachery killed my father. I come to restore his honour!
Anri:
Darksol... root of all evil!
In the name of my father, the fallen king of Guardiana, I, Anri, shall defeat you!
Mae:
Darksol! I will avenge my father Varios!
Adam:
...Darksol... My comrades fell before they could complete their mission.
Nothing will ever erase that tragedy from my memory.
Gort:
This is where I make you pay for laying waste to Guardiana!
Balbaroy:
We birdmen were annihilated by the forces of Runefaust.
And it was upon your orders. We will never forget that.
Domingo:
Domingo! Domingo!
Earnest:
My hometown was wiped out on your orders.
My family, my friends... You'll soon be begging for their forgiveness, Darksol!
BATTLE 32
Darksol:
It's not over yet... I haven't lost yet!
Max! Do you hear me?!
Max:
...
Darksol:
Do you know... why I travelled through time to come here?
I shall tell you now.
The gods...the ancient ones... wished to destroy the races that they had created...
For this purpose, they created Dark Dragon...
And at the same time... they chose one man to wield the power to control Dark Dragon.
They altered his body so that he became the mind of a creature.
That man...was me!
Max:
...!
Darksol:
Darksol... the Dark Soul...
I was given this odious name at that time...
All memory of my previous life was erased...
And from then on...
I was nothing but a tool, the "brain" of Dark Dragon.
It was a miserable fate. But then I had a thought...
I would take control of Dark Dragon, just as they wished... and use it to get my revenge!
And until that time...
Nothing would stand in my way!
Max:
...
Darksol:
Hear me, Dark Dragon! I give myself over to you!
As promised in ancient times, I shall serve as your mind!
Darksol:
Yes, I see! You too, wish this to happen!
Darksol:
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Dark Dragon... lives again!
(Dark Dragon appears)
Dark Dragon:
...I am Dark Dragon.
I shall devour this world.
There is no one left who can prevent my awakening.
Note:
The following messages by force memebers require them to be present in the battle, Yogurt does not speak if in battle
Mae:
This is the final battle! We can do this, everyone!
Ken:
So this is Dark Dragon, huh...
He's toast!
Arthur:
How ironic that a washed-up warrior like me would end up standing here.
But if we can just defeat this thing, I can give us fighting for good!
Earnest:
Dark Dragon, huh.
You do look awfully strong...
but nothing I can't handle!
This battle is going to be for my honour as a knight!
Pelle:
Whoa, this thing's BIG!
Should I run away?
Or fight like a man?
I think the choice is clear!
Vankar:
... The legendary Dark Dragon...
Looks pretty tough...
Just right for a tough guy like me! I'll send you straight to hell!
Lyle:
Dragon, schmagon! Taste the power of Dr. Crock's mechanical crossbow!
Diane:
I, Diane, will show you the courage and honour of the people of Bustoke!
Feel the deadly sting of my arrows!
Guntz:
The grinding gears! The blasts of steam!
Witness the true power of Dr. Crock's Steam Suit... and tremble!
Luke:
Listen, dragon! I'm Luke, the dwarf warrior!
You better watch out, 'cause I'll split that head open with this axe!
Hans:
This is great... Why did it have to be me?
Ah, well. I'm gonna get sick looking at that ugly face... Guess I'll get rid of it!
Gort:
There's too much suffering in this world...and I can't take it anymore!
I'll defeat you and bring peace to the world!
Tao:
...Such a tremendous aura of evil... Gods of light, give me the power to fight!
Anri:
Dark Dragon... The greatest calamity ever to befall this world...
I, Anri, descendant of the line of Guardiana, will not allow you to be reborn!
Domingo:
Domingo!
... Domingo!
Alef:
Powers of thunder! Hear my command! Destroy this vile apparition of evil!
Lowe:
I ain't afraid of no Dark Dragon! Bring it on! I'll pound you into dust!
Torasu:
Sigh...
Here I am, a brand new member of the Shining Force...
And we're already fighting Dark Dragon. Why me?
Kokichi:
Kokichi the master of airman will protect the skies!
Dark Dragon, your head is MIIINE!!
Bleu:
Please watch over Grandma and Grandpa and all the others who died.
I'm... I'm gonna fight so that people will be proud to call me a Dragon God!
Balbaroy:
We Birdmen abhor those who besmirch the sky.
From darkness you were born. To darkness you will return!
Amon:
We Birdmen will fight with the Dark Dragon for the freedom of our skies!
Hanzou:
...Hmph! Impertinent fiend!
Before my ninja arts, you're no more than a sitting duck! Begone, foul beast!
Zylo:
I am Zylo, the forest king!
Those who stand in my way will be slashed to ribbons by my fangs and claws!
Khris:
No matter how great the foe...
for the sake of this world...
I will fight to the end. I call on the powers of light to lend me their strength!
Gong:
Evil must be destroyed. This is the law of the world!
I, Gong, will enforce that law with these to fists!
Adam:
Lord Max, the time has finally come.
Even if my body is reduced to scrap metal, i will see my mission through to its end!
Musashi:
We meet at last, o purveyor of evil spirits!
Have at thee! You'll make a fine notch on my blade!
Zuika:
...Fate can be so strange. Dark Dragon!
I know what it's like... to be hated by people and sealed away...
But still... your existence is an abomination! Be silent and return to the darkness!
Mawlock:
Well, well! So the Dark Dragon has finally come to play.
All right, then. I suppose it's up to me to finish this.
It's against my principles, but I'll dirty my hands just this once - to bury you.
Narsha:
...Father... I hope you're watching me fight.
As the princess of Runefaust, I shall put an end to this!
Note:
Other characters yet to be added to this script
Max:
...!
END OF BATTLE 32
Dark Dragon:
Graaaaaaaaaagh!
I... I am...
Malice incarnate...
Destruction incarnate...
I am the embodiment... of the will of darkness...
I cannot be destroyed...
I will heal this wounded body and soon appear once more...
Dark Dragon repairs himself
Nova:
What? Is he immortal?! If we slay him, he immediately comes back to life!
Max:
...!
Nova:
Ah! That's it!
Now, Max! Use the Chaos Breaker!
Gather all your strength and plunge the Chaos Breaker once again into Dark Dragon!
Max:
...!
(Max plunges the Chaos Breaker into Dark Dragon)
Nova:
Max! The Castle of the Ancients is about to sink! Hurry! We must get out!
Max:
...!
Nova:
What's wrong?
No... don't tell me...
Max is somehow bound to the Chaos Breaker!
Nova:
Now what?
We've come all this way to seal Dark Dragon...
We can't just...
Max:
...
I... I'm all right, Nova. Don't worry about me.
Nova:
...Max...
...Your voice...
Max:
...Egress! ...Egress!
*the Egress spell takes place*
Outside the Gate to the Tower of the Ancients
Ending with Gort, Nova, Ken, Domingo, and Gong present
Gort:
Whew, saved by Egress! That was close...
What happened to Max?
Domingo:
...Domingo-o-o!
...Domingo...
Nova:
...Perhaps Dark Dragon used the last of his power...
...and his evil will to take Max with him into the void...
Domingo:
...Domingo!!
Gort:
I don't believe it! It must be a mistake!
Hey, somebody say something! Max must be alive, right?
(the Castle of the Ancients sinks)
Gong:
The Castle's gone...
I can't see anything...
Ken:
...Don't worry. Max's got to be alive. I know it!
Nova:
Let us go. Dark Dragon has been sealed once more. The battle...
The battle is over.
Gort:
...
...When I close my eyes, I can see it like it was yesterday.
You reached out to me as a friend in that bar.
Even with all the rage in my toward Runefaust, I couldn?t have done anything by myself.
But you gave an old man one last chance in life.
I was so happy for it...
And so I thought and fought as hard as I could...
And now we've finally got victory in our grasp...
Why, Max, Why aren't you here with the rest of us?!
Gort:
...Max!!!
Ending with Ken, Lowe, Domingo, Gort and Nova present
Domingo:
...Domingo-o-o!
...
...Domingo?
Lowe:
Something's messed up here. Egress is supposed to let everyone get away!
Nova:
...Perhaps Dark Dragon used the last of his power...
...and his evil will to take Max with him into the void...
Lowe:
No way! There's no way! That'd mean that Max and the Castle...
Domingo:
...Domingo!
...Domi--?
...
...Domingo...
(the castle of the Ancients sinks)
Gong:
The Castle's gone...
I can't see a darn thing!
Ken:
...Don't worry. Max's got to be alive. I know it!
Nova:
Let us go. Dark Dragon has been sealed once more. The battle...
The battle is over.
Domingo:
...
...Domingo...
...
...Domingo...
...Domingo...
Domingo:
...Domingo-0-0-0!!!
white screen
And so the terrible Dark Dragon, the legacy of the gods, was sealed at last.
The world was saved from ruin, and the heroes of the Shining Force returned to their lives.
Back to Simone
Simone:
In Guardiana, Anri became queen.
And Mae, Lowe, and the others worked to rebuild their land.
In Runefaust, too, Narsha took her father's place, and the kingdom knew peace.
Some of their friends returned to their homes, while others went in search of new lands.
And as time passed...
The story of the strong and righteous Shining Force became a legend among the people.
However...
No one knows what became of Max...
It is said that he disappeared into the sea along with Dark Dragon and the Castle.
Simone:
Thanks for reading the story all the way to the end!
...It looks like Grandpa's still not back yet.
What? You're going home already? Oh, all right...
Bye bye! I hope you'll come back sometime and play with me again!

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