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Shining the Holy Ark
USA Version Script
Tower of Illusion
Script typed up by: Rune
The force enters the tower and finds a stone tablet.
Narrator:
Arthur checked the wall. The slate says, ?When the sun and moon shine again, the fountain will run dry, and heaven and earth will change places.?
The team comes to the second floor.
Narrator:
Arthur checked the floor. There?s a bas-relief carving of the sun there. Arthur has found the Lunar Shard.
On the fifth floor, the team finds the stairs to the sixth floor.
Narrator:
This floor has a higher ceiling than the other floors and the stairs don?t seem to reach the top...
Narrator:
Arthur checked the floor. There?s a bas-relief carving of the full moon there. A piece of the relief is missing.
Narrator:
The ceiling drops down to normal level and the force takes the stairs to the sixth floor.
The team returns to the second floor carving.
Narrator:
Arthur checked the floor. There?s a bas-relief carving of the sun there. A piece of the relief is missing.
Narrator:
Arthur used the piece and completed the relief of the sun.
Strong magic blasts a hole in the ceiling while the water on the second floor is drained out.
The team nears the end of the tower, defeats the guardian, and enters the final floor.
The High Priest can be seen in the distance, floating yet sitting.
High Priest:
Welcome! You?ve had a long journey. Don?t just stand there, please approach me.
Arthur and the others walk to the High Priest.
High Priest:
I have waited long for you, and for this day. The day when the Spirit of Light would mature and... would require my services. Those who wish to receive Evolution, please step forward.
High Priest:
Before we proceed with the Evolution... I have something I wish to tell you, who have come to inherit the Spirit?s power. While it is a powerful force for Light, the Spirit also has a dark side...
High Priest:
The ancient ones considered the heroes that the Creator granted the Spirits to, the Innovators, the pillars of the kingdom. However, public opinion is fickle, and soon people began to live extravagantly and took the happiness and riches brought to them by the efforts of those heroes for granted. This promoted laziness in the people, and eventually, the dark side of the Spirit was invoked.
High Priest:
The kingdom was built on the premises of justice and peace, but eventually, corruption and greed started to spread throughout the kingdom. Innovators who agonized over the people?s plight, were somehow transformed overnight. It was at this time that the Vandals were created.
High Priest:
As you see, the Spirit is the source of all power, both good and evil. It has the power to create Innovators as well as Vandals. I have often wondered why the Creator would endow us with such a potentially dangerous source of power...
High Priest:
We are being tested by the Creator... The Spirit is the Creator?s own instrument to measure if a society has the ability to correctly handle prosperity... If the society fails this test, the Creator destroys that culture. Thus, ours has been buried for a thousand years. This is why our kingdom collapsed. The Spirit can be a very destructive power!
High Priest:
Given a choice, I would prefer not to perform the Evolution Ceremony, burdening you with the power and responsibility of being an Innovator. However, as the Vandals have already set their plans into motion, that choice has been taken from us. Let the Evolution Ceremony begin!
The High Priest stands up and begins the ceremony of evolution. A powerful light emanates from the High priest and then from Arthur, Melody, and Rodi. The lights fade and the high priest returns to his floating/sitting position.
High Priest:
The Evolution is complete. You?re now Innovators, and will be able to use near super human powers. I?m sure you have many questions, and I?ll answer them now.
High Priest:
You became Innovators the moment the ceremony was complete, but to say that the changes are complete would be false. Your powers will gradually increase over time. Immediate change is evident due to your Evolution. Your new magic abilities are one aspect of this. However, there is one important thing I must tell you.
High Priest:
Usually, the ceremony of imbuing a Spirit into a new host is held in front of the Holy Ark. Through my communications with the Spirits in you, I now know that in your case, the ceremony was held somewhere else.
High Priest:
I am not sure why, but your connection with the Spirit is very weak. Maybe it is due to the unusual circumstances of your imbuing ceremony. It seems like the Spirits want to return to the Holy Ark.
High Priest:
The power inherited by Arthur will be enough to break the mystic barrier. created by the Vandals. Go to the Holy Ark and find out for yourselves what the Spirits want.

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