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Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
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Chapter 5: Gateway to the Hidden Shrine
Script typed up by: Trent
CHAPTER 5 - GATEWAY TO THE HIDDEN SHRINE
While Runefaust was in uproar after Mishaela escaped with the Light Sabre...
Max and his companions were still at sea...
Before them, behind them, to either side... nothing but an endless expanse of water.
Already many days had passed since they left Uranbatol...
But the eastern continent lay far beyond the horizon...
(on the ship)
Narsha:
Now that I think of it... it's ironic, isn't it?
I was in such a hurry to flee my country... I never thought I'd be back so soon.
Max:
...
Narsha:
don't look at me that way. I've already told you.
I am determined to return to Runefaust - even if it means fighting against my father.
Max:
...I remember you saying that.
But I'm not sure it's as simple as you make it sound...
Maybe if things were normal, I'd be able to give you some advice in this situation...
But I've lost my memory. I have no recollection of my mother and father...
So I don't know how much it must hurt to be forced to turn against your own father...
Narsha:
...
Thank you, Max... I appreciate you words.
I hope your memory returns...
(Mae approaches)
Mae:
Princess Narsha...
Narsha:
Mae...
Mae:
My father was killed by the men of Runefaust.
Narsha:
...Yes, I heard about that from Max.
I...
I'm so sorry for what...
Mae:
No! I didn't bring it up because I wanted you to apologise...
I just wanted you to know that losing a father...
brings sorrow...
and regrets...
Narsha:
...
Mae:
So we shan't ask the impossible. It's true that we really do need you...
But all we can ask is that you do the best you can. Just be true to yourself.
Narsha:
Thank you...
Thank you, Mae.
(Balbaroy and Amon approach)
Balbaroy:
Everybody on deck! The enemy is attacking! We're completely surrounded!
BATTLE 18
Nova:
This doesn't look good! Look around us! Monsters are swarming around the ship!
Hmm...they don't seem to be part of Runefaust's forces, though...
Gort:
Hrrmm... A battle at sea, eh...
Not really my type of fight.
Luke:
M... Mr. Gort! Don't tell me you can't swim...
Gort:
You knucklehead! Keep your big mouth shut!
Kokichi:
These sea monsters are toast!
I'll blast 'em clear out of the water with my devastating air attack!
Mawlock:
I'm afraid I'm not much of a fisticuffs fighter...
Be sure to keep me safe, now!
END OF BATTLE 18
Nova:
Max, we've managed to defeat the enemies, but...
The ship was badly damaged during the fight. We'll have to get it repaired somewhere.
Ah! What's...
(Shell appears)
Shell:
Thanks so much for taking care of those monsters!
I'm Shell of Waral. We've been having a lot of problems with monsters around here lately...
So allow me to thank you!
If you need to repair your boat, you can do it in Waral. Follow me!
Max:
Waral... Have you ever heard of a country by that name?
Nova:
Waral... I've heard the name before... but I don't know anything about it...
Max:
Can we trust that mermaid?
She couldn't be a Runefaust...
Nova:
We can't know for sure. But if we don't get this ship repaired, we're sure to sink!
Let us trust her for now and follow where she leads.
WARAL
Shipwright:
It'll take some time to repair the ship. Try to rest and relax.
Waral Islander:
Waral is paradise! It's warm and you can catch loads of fish!
But nothing ever happens here... Hardly any tourists either.
Waral Islander #2:
Welcome to Waral, the island paradise!
Island Girl:
I want to go to Ring Reef. Will you take me?
IF NO
Island Girl:
Well, I'll find someone else, then.
IF YES
Island Girl:
Great! But we can't go there right now.
It's too dangerous. My dad would be really angry.
King (as Salesman):
Well, there's no law that says the King can't own a shop. Can I help you?
Waral Guard:
Welcome to Waral Castle!
King's Advisor:
Welcome! There's lots to see here. Take all the time you want.
But... Don't go further out than the buoys. Who knows what might happen...
King:
Ah! So you're Max? I've heard all about you.
So your boat is damaged?
Okay. Let me sort it out. I'll have it fixed for you.
And you can return the favour. I want you to advertise Waral in the countries you visit.
The Island Pardise!
Let's all go to Waral!
...that kind of thing.
(talking to him again)
King:
Well, are you having fun? Just relax until your boat's fixed.
Hotel Manager:
Welcome! Money is not necessary! Make yourself at home.
Hotel Employee:
Have you come to see the famous Ring Reef?
IF NO
Hotel Employee:
South of here is a small doughnut-shaped reef known as Ring Reef.
In its centre is a hole where the sea water is sucked in.
But this makes the tide really strong, so we can't get anywhere near it.
IF YES
Hotel Employee:
I thought so. But you can't go now. It's too dangerous to go anywhere near.
Waral Islander #3:
Our King's too tight-fisted.
We don't need money. We can manage perfectly well without it.
Island Woman:
We have two priests in this country. One in the church...
Oh! I wonder where the other one is?! I haven't seen him lately...
Island Woman #3:
Do you like raw fish
IF NO
Island Woman:
I thought so. Never mind...
IF YES
Island Woman:
That's good. The fish here are really delicious!
Boken:
Greetings! It's me! Boken, the adventurer!
Aah Aah Aaah-choooo!
You won't believe what I found when I was exploring in the sea around here!
(talking to him again)
Boken:
It's incredible!
There's an enormous building right underneath this island!
This island is just resting on top of a huge building someone's put up!
Shela:
I'm Shell's sister. Max, you mustn't go further out than the buoys.
There's a big hole on the seabed that sucks in water. It'd destroy your little boat.
Shimol:
I'm Shell's aunt! I saw a really strange person at Ring Reef.
They were chanting spells, just like a mage.
Waral Islander #4:
I feel like I'm in heaven! This really is a paradise!
Waral Islander #5:
Ever heard of Prompt?
IF NO
Waral Islander #5:
It's said that the descendants of the ancient gods live there.
IF YES
Waral Islander #5:
You have? But does it really exist? I bet it's just a myth.
Innkeeper:
They say the whole sea is pouring into Ring Reef!
What'll become of us?
Waral Islander #6:
Someone I?ve never seen before set off by boat to Ring Reef.
Hope they don't get swallowed up by the ocean.
Old Island Man:
Well, a visitor! Would you like to hear a secret?
IF NO
Old Island Man:
Oh well. I know you must think old people are boring...
IF YES
Old Island Man:
There's an old legend in this land...
Long ago there was a special path that could take you anywhere in and instant.
People say that from here there was a path to... Metapha, land of the gods...
Waral Island:
Directly east of this country lies Dragonia. Sacred dragons live there.
Shelra:
Thank you for your kindness towards my daughter. I'm Shell's mother, Shelra.
Are you thinking of going further than this, by any chance.
IF NO
Shelra:
That's just as well.
IF YES
Shelra:
You really shouldn't. The tide is so strong. Even we mermaids can hardly swim.
If you're really determined then I can't stop you, but... Are you really going?
IF NO
Shelra:
That's good. Let me know if you change your mind, though.
IF Yes
Shelra:
As you wish. Well, be careful.
(The boat goes past the Buoys)
Max:
What...is this?
(in Friars house)
Max:
...
Where am I?
...Hello? ...Anybody?
Looks like I've got separated from the others...
Priest:
Ah, you're awake. You were thrown from your ship and washed up here...
Max:
Father...
What are you doing in a place like this?
Priest:
Well, you see... there is said to be a path in Waral that leads to Metapha.
But while I was investigating the legend, I was swallowed by the vortex and ended up here.
Max:
...
And did you ever find the path leading to Metapha?
Priest:
No...I did not. There was such a path, but it turned out to be a dead end.
The way to Metapha is blocked and I cannot go back up.
So I have resigned myself to my fate and am living here.
Max:
I see...
Priest:
you must be weary. Why don't you rest some more?
Max:
...Yes, I think I will.
(after Max rests some more)
Priest:
Ah-phew... oh... yes...
Make yourself at home...
Max:
He's fast asleep.
...Maybe I shouldn't wake him?
(Max walks out of the Priest's house and sees Adam)
(pathway to Metapha)
Adam:
...
Max!
Max:
Who...who are you?!
Adam:
...
(Adam walks away)
BATTLE 19
Master Mage:
Isal...Hosal... Kasal...
Portal of the Ancients...
Reveal the path to me!
Isal...Hosal... Kasal...
Take me to the Ancient Land!
Isal...Hosal... Kasal...
Master Mage:
Come on! I've been chanting for hours and this is all I get...?
Skeleton:
G-g-g... g-g-g...
Master Mage:
What?! The stragglers from Guardiana?
Of all the rotten...
Only one thing to do... Arise my servants! Put an end to their crusade!
Nova:
Max! We were worried about you!
Narsha:
Max! What were you doing? Don't leave us hanging like that!
Mae:
Max! Next time you pull a stunt like that, I'll make you pay!
Max:
Sorry I kept you waiting!
Nova:
Max, they'll be time for apologies later.
The enemy appears to have a powerful mage on their side. We must be on our guard!
(If you egress)
Priest:
What did you say? You fought Runefaust beneath this island?
I see. You certainly look like you have some injuries. I'm a priest. Let me help you.
END OF BATTLE 19
Master Mage:
Unngh...
I've failed you, Lord Darksol.
I've failed in my mission...
I was so close to unblocking the path to Metapha...
(Master Mage dies)
Mysterious Voice:
Max...
I've been waiting for you...
Max:
That voice...I remember it. The spring in Manarina...
That's where I heard it.
Spirit of the Spring:
That's right.
I had something more to tell you, so I called that mermaid and had her bring you here.
Max:
So that's how it happened...
But why?
Spirit of the Spring:
The situation seems graver than even I imagined.
The Master Mage was trying to destroy me before you could recover your memory.
This is all a plot by Darksol. The longer you fight, the greater the danger becomes.
I will open the portal now. You must go to Metapha immediately. And then...
Wait for the other one to awaken. Take care!
Max:
The other one? What is she talking about...?
(rocks fall infront of Max)
Master Mage:
...I'm not dead yet!
I can't allow you to reach Metapha...
Isal Hosal Kasal!
(more rocks fall, blocking the path)
Spirit of the Spring:
what happened? The road to Metapha has been sealed!
There's only one thing left to do. Listen to me closely!
Runefaust's goal is to undo the seal and revive the Legacy of the Gods.
In order to do that, they must seek two things.
The first is the "Key to the Acursed Door". This opens the way to Metapha.
But knowing Darksol...
He'll find a way to open the Door even without the key.
The second is the "Book of Secrets", located in Dragonia.
You were sent to this world to protect these two things... to protect the seal.
Max:
SENT here? You mean I wasn't born here, I was... sent...?
Spirit of the Spring:
Hurry! Go to Prompt, on the eastern continent. Another path exists there.
Nova:
Max! This place is about to collapse! We've got to get out of here!
(outside)
Priest:
Oh, you're back safe! We must thank the Powers of Light for their help.
Hm? What was that? The path to Metapha has been blocked?
You still mustn't give up. There must be other ways to get to Metapha, I'm sure.
(talking to him again)
Priest:
Oh. So there's a path in Prompt, land of the descendants of the gods?
Good luck. If my father knew what you were doing. I'm sure he'd be pleased.
He's no longer with us...
Prompt is a long way away. You'd better be careful.
Shell:
Long time no see! Where've you been? What? Ring Reef?
So you must have met the priest then. Did you know that his father was a priest, too?
IF NO
Shell:
His father was a priest at Shade Abbey.
He was related to the King of Guardiana.
Are you leaving already? Come back again and I'll show you the sights!
IF YES
Shell:
Really? He doesn't usually talk to anyone about his father.
Are you leaving already? I'll show you the sights when you're done fighting!
Sherla:
My daughter Shell really wanted to see you, Max.
Please go and see her before you leave.
Hanzou:
You! You are Musashi, are you not?
Max:
Musashi? ...Who's that?
Hanzou:
If you are not Musashi, then who are you?
Max:
I'm Max, leader of the Shining Force.
Hanzou:
What? You are Max. That name is known to me.
You are fighting against great evil, are you not?
Then I pledge my skills as a shinobi to your...
Max:
Hold on a minute! ...What's a "shinobi"?
Hanzou:
Oh, I beg your pardon.
My name is Hanzou. I am a shinobi.
A shinobi is a warrior of the shadows. He uses the darkenss to hide from prying eyes.
I pledge myself to you. I will aid you in your fight against the forces of evil.
Max:
Sigh...
Thanks, but I...
Hanzou:
Thank you for allowing this unworthy soul to be of help.
(Hanzou joins the Shining Force)
Max:
...
Waral Islander:
Are you leaving already? Come back again soon, won't you?
Waral Islander #2:
Ring Reef is really peaceful now. How wonderful.
That wouldn't be anything to do with you, by any chance?
Island Girl:
Oh no! Ring Reef has returned to normal! It's so boring!
Hotel Manager:
Come back again soon! We'll be waiting!
Hotel Employee:
There was a strange world underneath Ring Reef?
A likely story!
Waral Islander #3:
Do you have enough weapons and items? Better check before you leave.
You never know what might happen when you're out at sea.
Boken:
Can't beat that raw fish... but I'm restless. I must set off again soon!
Maybe I'll go to Dragonia, land of the dragon gods!
Island Woman:
Boken has taken a real liking to our country. He loves the raw fish!
Island Woman #2:
What? You met the other priest? Underneath Ring Reef? Gosh!
Shela:
I'm Shell's sister, Shela. She's really happy that you're safe, Max.
Shimol:
I'm Shell's aunt, Shimol! Did you see the shiny man too?
IF NO
Shimol:
That's weird...
I definately saw him...
IF YES
Shimol:
I thought so! What? Underneath Ring Reef?
I wonder what he's up to? He didn't look like a bad man, but...
Waral Islander #4:
Oh! Leaving so soon? But life is so good here...
Waral Islander #5:
Off to Prompt? Wonder what the descendants of the gods are like...?
Innkeeper:
It seems that Ring Reef has calmed down now... I can do business in peace.
Waral Islander #6:
Have you heard of Dragonia?
IF NO
Waral Islander #6:
What? You've never heard of Dragonia?
Well, in Dragonia there are amazing dragon gods.
It's said that they protect the ancient treasures.
IF YES
Waral Islander #6:
You should go there if you're going to the Eastern Continent.
Old Man:
What?! You've found a path?! Right, let's get going!
...The entrance is blocked? Oh, that's a pity...
Waral Islander #7:
You fought with Runefaust underneath Ring Reef?
They must be very adventurous to come all this way. Ha! Just like you lot!
Shipwright:
Your boat's fixed, but... I can't give it to you without the King's permission.
King's Advisor:
You put Ring Reef back to normal for us, right?
The King is very pleased.
King Waral:
Oh, it's you! Your boat has been repaired. Are you leaving immediately?
IF NO
King Waral:
That's a good idea. Rest for a little while.
IF YES
King Waral:
I see. Well, the bill for the boat repairs comes to 1,000,000 coins.
Will you pay it now?
IF NO
King Waral:
Well, I can't let you go without paying!
IF YES
King Waral:
Ha! You don't have 1000000 gold coins!
You're lying to me! I'm going to make you work in my shop!
(cont)
King Waral:
No, I'm only joking! I don't want money from you.
I'm well aware that it was you who put Ring Reef back to normal.
It had been troubling me for ages and I'd been hoping someone would sort it out.
I thank you on behalf of the people of Waral. Have a safe journey.
BATTLE 20
Nova:
Max! We are again attacked by monsters!
Curses! And with the eastern continent so close at hand...
Diane:
We archers will take care of the flying ones!
Hans:
...Guess it's up to me. I'll shoot those winged freaks out of the sky with my bow!
Max:
Archers, don't get too far out front! Keep your distance!
Earnest:
Those Conchs and Shellfish have tough armour!
Lure 'em away and let us knights take care of 'em!
END OF BATTLE 20
Nova:
Max, the monsters have all been defeated. Now we can finally...
Max:
Nova, what's wrong?
Nova:
Th...this is terrible! The monsters' attack... it destroyed our rudder!
We're in serious trouble! Without a rudder, we're doomed to drift on the open sea...
The Shining Force won a narrow victory in its battle on the high seas.
But the price was steep, for their ship lost its rudder and they now drift aimlessly...
Where will the waves carry our beleaguered heroes?
Only time will tell...
CHAPTER 5 - GATEWAY TO THE HIDDEN SHRINE
Epilogue
Ramladu:
Mahato! What in blazes do you want?
I thought you left because you couldn't stomach my methods. Why have you come back?
Mahato:
Forgive me, sire, but...
The army you sent to Dragonia - you must call it back at once!
Ramladu:
What are you saying?
Darksol was the one who made the decision...
Mahato:
I simply cannot trust that Darksol character.
Dragonia is the home of the dragon gods. To send an army there would be unthinkable!
We will surely suffer for it!
(Darksol approaches)
Darksol:
Ah, Mahato... Are you here to speak to his highness?
Mahato:
...
Darksol:
Mahato... you really mustn't trouble the King so.
He is terribly busy. Now, please excuse us...
Mahato:
...
(Mahato leaves)
Darksol:
My liege, you must not listen to such idle prattle.
Head my words only...
They are all you need to believe. It is for the best. You must believe me.
Ramladu:
Y...yes, of course.
............
...Darksol...
I will listen...
...to your words only...