Scripts & Translations
Shining in the Darkness
Shining in the Darkness Script
The Trials of the Ancients
Script typed up by: Martin III
Labyrinth
[name]'s party is caught by surprise!
Gila:
Aren't you the kids that I met the other day? What are you doing wandering around in a place like this? Actually, I'm lucky you found me. I don't think I can make it out alone. How about it? I'm hurt pretty bad. Will you help me get out of here?
Yes/No
If Yes
Gila:
You will?! Well, what are we waiting for? Let's go!
Gila joins your party.
If No
Gila:
What?! Are you still mad about the other day? I'm begging you. Please...
Returns to Yes/No
End Yes/No
The party finds a wall carving of angels.
Voice:
You have done well, [name]. You have passed the Trial of Strength. If it be Strength you seek, then step forward.
[name] is returned to the entry of the Cave of Strength.
Narrator:
A new path lies open before you.
Tavern
Edward:
Dai's left for the Labyrinth. I hope he'll be alright.
Dyan:
I can only pray for Dai's safe return.
Old Vik:
Well, if it isn't [name]! Rumor has it that Vyrun has sent some men out to face the Trials.
The party spends the night in the tavern.
Gila:
[name], I think it's time we parted our ways. In return for your help, I'd like to give you a piece of information. I've heard that the ORB OF TRUTH is in the Cave of Courage. It's said that the ORB reveals the true nature of things. To tell you the truth, I was after the ORB and not the Princess. But with these wounds, I'd be a fool to go after the ORB. Well, I'd better go now. Thanks for your help and I hope we meet again!
Throne Room
Melvyl:
You have passed the Trial of Strength. But you have yet to face the three remaining Trials.
Theos:
You're about to face the Trial of Courage, aren't you? Well, listen. The Cave of Courage is designed to test a knight's bravery. It is also a place known to instill fear in magic-users.
Minister:
Passing the Trial of Strength opens the way to the Cave of Courage.
Vyrun:
One of my men came crawling back like a whipped dog! Perhaps there's nobody in the realm capable of passing the Trials!
Tristan:
Vyrun has sent men to face the Trials before, but to no avail. I believe you to be our only hope. May success be yours.
King Drake:
[name]! You must earn the right to enter the Labyrinth Proper!
Labyrinth
The party finds a wall carving of angels.
Voice:
You have done well, [name]. You have passed the Trial of Courage. If it be Courage you seek, then step forward.
[name] is returned to the entry of the Cave of Courage.
Tavern
Old Vik:
Well, if it isn't [name]! Didja know that most of Vyrun's men have deserted the Trials?
Dyan:
My brother hasn't returned since he went to the Labyrinth! Vile creatures are probably gnawing his bones by now.
After getting the ORB OF TRUTH
Lupo:
Could that be the ORB OF TRUTH that you hold in your hands? I've heard rumors of it, but I never thought I'd see it with my own eyes. I've also heard that the ORB can reveal a demon sealed within a wall. Such demon walls are said to hide treasures and secret corridors.
Gatt:
Were you just talkin' 'bout treasure? No?
Throne Room
Melvyl:
You have passed the Trials of Strength and Courage. Now, there are but two Trials to face.
Theos:
You're about to face the Trial of Truth, aren't you? Well, listen. The entrance to the Cave of Truth is deceptively hidden. To find your way into the Cave of Truth, you'll need the ORB OF TRUTH. Return to the Cave of Courage and find the ORB OF TRUTH.
Minister:
Deceptively hidden in the Labyrinth's northeast is the Cave of Truth.
Vyrun:
I'm afraid that all but one of my men have abandoned the Trials. I hope that he returns successful.
Labyrinth
While wandering the labyrinth, the party encounters a Tort. After being slain, it drops the Orb of Truth. The hero takes the Orb of Truth.
The hero uses the Orb to enter the Cave of Truth.
Voice:
Woe is me.
Voice:
Woe is me.
Voice:
Woe is... who's there?! Praise the Ancients! I just knew somebody would come to help me! I am Jessa and I have but one request... GET ME OUTTA HERE!
Jessa:
Um, excuse me. It's just that I've been locked up here so long. There's an empty niche just ahead of here. Just fill it with the FALSE IDOL. Once that's done, I'll be free! Find the idol! It's somewhere in this cave.
Jessa:
Ah! It's good to be free! Whassamatter? Y'mean to tell me that you ain't caught on yet? Here. Take a good look!
The Jessa Doppler transforms into a stone guardian.
Doppler:
Fooled ya, eh? Now that I'm free, I guess it's feeding time!
The party battles and slays the Doppler.
The party finds a wall carving of angels.
Voice:
You have done well, [name]. You have passed the Trial of Truth. If it be Truth you seek, then step forward.
[name] is returned to the entry of the Cave of Truth.
Throne Room
Melvyl:
[name], you have passed the Trial of Strength. You have also passed the Trials of Courage and Truth. All that remains is the final Trial.
Theos:
You're about to face the Trial of Wisdom, aren't you? Well, listen. The Cave of Wisdom will severely test your mental capacity. Only the wise can survive the many traps that litter this cave. Be wary! And remember, use your head!
Minister:
It is said that a stone door seals the way to the Cave of Wisdom.
Tavern
Lupo:
Is that the RUNE KEY that you happen to have in your hand? If I remember correctly, that key opens the stone door in the Labyrinth.
Labyrinth
The hero uses the Rune Key to enter the Cave of Wisdom.
The party finds a wall carving of angels.
Voice:
You have done well, [name]. You have passed the Trial of Wisdom. If it be Wisdom you seek, then step forward.
[name] is returned to the entry of the Cave of Wisdom.
If All Party Members Are Killed
[name]'s party is wiped out!
Valkyries deliver the remains of [name]'s party to the Shrine.
Voice:
I summon forth the soul of [name]!
Priest:
Ah. Good. You live to fight another day. You must be more careful! I may not always be around to help you.
Labyrinth
After finding that Dai has not returned from the Trials, the party searches the Cave of Wisdom again. Dai approaches them from around a corner.
Dai:
No! Leave me alone! Don't eat me!
[name]:
Wait a second!
Dai:
You're not monsters! What are you doing here? You came all this way to rescue me?! Praise be to the Ancients! I've been lost ever since I fell through one of the accursed trapdoors. With your help, I just might see my sister again!
Dai joins your party.
Tavern
Dyan:
Dai! My dear brother! Thank the Ancients! You're alive!
Edward:
Dyan hasn't had a decent night's sleep worrying about you. Come over here! Show her you're in fine health!
Dai:
I'm sorry I caused you so much grief and anguish, Dyan. My heartfelt gratitude to you, [name]. I found the Cave of Wisdom as I wandered around in the Labyrinth. The cave is loaded with trapdoors - one of which I fell into. I found the MAP where I fell. It's marked with the trapdoor locations. I don't think it shows all the traps. So there's probably another MAP.
Dyan:
My brother! I feared I would never see him again! My thanks to you!
Edward:
I understand that it was you who brought Dai back from the Labyrinth. If there should be anything I can do for you in return...
Dai:
It's good to be alive. I think my lord regrets the rashness of his actions. My sister and I are going home. Where, I know we'll find some peace.
Gnorn:
That girl, over there, has been cryin' her eyes out for her brother. Edward, over there, is probably the oldest guy in the village.
Tack:
I'm glad that off-key minstrel's left the kingdom!
Throne Room
Theos:
His Majesty has been waiting for you!
Minister:
His Majesty has been waiting for you!
Vyrun:
His Majesty has been waiting for you!
Tristan:
His Majesty has been waiting for you!
King Drake:
I've been waiting for you! How goes everything? By the heavens! You've really passed the Trials of the Ancients?! Dear Tristan, I knew I was right in trusting your judgement.
Tristan:
You're too kind, majesty.
King Drake:
Now, more than ever, it is up to you to return me my daughter.
Theos:
It is said that there are five above-ground levels to the Labyrinth. Past the unseen demon and between the pots of fire lies your path. Within the upper levels, you'll find the Arms of Light.
Minister:
Well done, [name]! Now you're free to enter the Labyrinth Proper. Have you seen Melvyl? He rushed out of here and we haven't seen him since.
Vyrun:
You've passed the Trials? I truly underestimated you! Now, all you have to do is rescue the Princess! Luck be with you!
Tristan:
So you've earned the right to enter the Labyrinth Proper. Your father would have been proud of you!