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              FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: Complete Game Script
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                              Version (Final)
    
                     By: Tsogtsaihan Baatar
                     Created: September 28, 2001
                     Last Update: September 9, 2002
                     E-mail: Tsogtoo777@yahoo.com
                     
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                             Introduction
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    - Seeing that this game has spiced up my enjoyment, I decided 
    to create a FAQ :) This script includes the script for every 
    action in the game and also battles. This FAQ is best viewed 
    in Microsoft Word.
    
    
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                           Table of Contents
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                    I.   E-mail 
                    II.  Versions and Updates
                    III. Game Script
                               - Chapter 1: The Meager
                               - Chapter 2: The Manipulator and 
                                                   the Subservient
                               - Chapter 3: The Valiant 
                               - Chapter 4: Somebody to Love
                    IV.  Side Quest - Game Script 
                    V.   Brave Story
                           1. Germonik Scriptures
                           2. Person
                           3. Job
                           4. Unexplored Land  
                           3. Treasure
                    VII. Credits    
    
    
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                                E-mail
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    This is an e-mail policy section. If you want to send an e-
    mail to me, here are the things that you must do or must not 
    do.
    
    Acceptable:
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    1. Send me questions about the FAQ.
    2. Corrections are acceptable.
    3. Contributions are acceptable. (Depends on what kind of 
    contribution though...) 
    4. Acknowledgements are also acceptable! 
    
    Unacceptable:
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    1. Please don't send vulgar e-mails.
    2. Don't send me virus or letters that have no meaning.
    3. Don't send me game related questions! This is a game script 
    not a walkthrough!
    4. Don't send me e-mails that are not in English!
    
    If you do not follow these simple unacceptable e-mail policy. 
    Your e-mail will be ignored, deleted, blocked, etc.
    
    
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                          Versions and Updates
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    Version 1.0 -=- (Started: September 28, 2001)
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    This is the very first version of my FAQ. 
         - Script Update:
             A small update in Chapter 1  
         - Rumors section
         - Characters section
     
    
    Version 1.1 -=- (Started: October 1, 2001)
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         - Script Update:
             A small update to Chapter 2
         - Character Update
         - Rumors Update
         - Job (new section)
         - Treasure (new section)
    
    
    Version 1.2 -=- (Started: January 10, 2001)
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    Fixed some typos. I am sorry for not updating the FAQ for a 
    long time. Christmas was great. I will be now updating the FAQ 
    frequently. Enjoy!
         - Script Update:
             Updated the script to Chapter 3.
         - Character Update (to chapter 3)
         - Job Update (a minor update)
         - Treasure Update (a minor update)
    
         
    Version 1.3 -=- (Started: January 12, 2002)
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    In this update, I only worked on the script. The script is 
    almost finished. I will be working on the Brave Story section 
    after I finish the script.
         - Script Update:
             Finished Chapter 3.
         - Character Update (a minor update)
         - Rumors Update (a minor update)
         - Added the e-mail policy (new section)
    
    
    Version 1.4 -=- (Started: February 20, 2002)
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         - Script Update
         - Character Update
         - Rumors Update
         - Added the credits section
         - Added Germonik Scriptures (a new section)
    
    
    Version 1.5 -=- (Started: February 23, 2002)
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    The script is finally finished!
         - Script Update:
             Fixed some typos.
             Changed Orlan to Olan in the last FMV.
             Script finished.
             Added 'News' part.
    
    
    Version: Final -=- (Started: March 6, 2002)
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    This FAQ is 100% complete. I don't intend to update it as of 
    now but I may update it again after I proofread it.
             Fixed some typos on the script.
             Added 'Job' section.
             Added 'Side Quest Script'.
             Finished 'Unexplored Land' section.
             Finished 'Treasure' section.
    
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              FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: Complete Game Script
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                    A warrior takes sword in hand,
                     clasping a gem to his heart.
    
                     Engraving vanishing memories
                            into the sword,
    
                     He places finely honed skills
                            into the stone.
    
                        Spoken from the sword,
                     handed down from the stone...
    
                     Now the story can be told...
    
                            Square presents
    
                     The "The Zodiac Brave Story".
                                   
    
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         I am Alazlam, a scholar of ancient Ivalice history...
    
                Have you ever heard of the "Lion War"?
    
                  It divided Ivalice in two over who
                 would be the successor to the throne.
    
                   It ended with the appearance of a
                       young hero named Delita.
    
                      Everybody living here knows
                          this hero's tale...
    
                      But we also know that what
                     we see with our eyes alone...
                     isn't necessarily the truth.
    
                          Here's a young man.
    
                  He is the youngest son of the noble
                   Beoulve...pillars of knighthood.
    
                  There's no record of his playing an 
                     active part in history but...
    
               According to the "Durai Report" released 
                last year (concealed for many years by
             church), this unknown man is the true hero...
    
                 The church claims he was a blasphemer
                 and anarchist-the root of all evil...
    
                       But is this the "truth"?
    
                        Won't you join me on a
                       journey for the "truth"?
    
        Before that, please tell me your 'name' and 'birthday'.
                            
                            Ramza:  July 26
    
                            Square presents
    
                        The "Zodiac Brave Story"
    
                       -'FINAL FANTASY TACTICS'-
    
    
              Art Direction:
              [Hiroshi Minagawa]
    
              Character Design by:
              [Akihiko Yoshida]
    
              
              Artistic Supervisor
    
              Battle Maps:
              [Hideo Minaba]
    
              Character Animation:
              [Fumiyasu Sasaki]
    
              Visual Effects:
              [Tiro Mifune]
    
              Battle Map Creators:
              [Yuko Abiru]
              [Yuki Azuma]
              [Akane Haruki]
              [Nobuyuki Ikeda]
              [Akiyoshi Masuda]
              [Koji Matsushita]
              [Yuka Migamoto]
              [Toshiyuki Mogi]
              [Tsutomu Mouri]
              [Rena Sasaki]
              [Sachiko Tanabe]
              [Takaharu Tanaka]
              [Misako Tsutsui]
              [Takahiro Yamashita]
    
              Character Animators:
              [Micko Hoshina]
              [Konomi Ishizuka]
              [Kiyofumi Kato]
              [Toshiaki Matsumoto]
              [Eiichiro Nakatsu]
              [Tsuyoshi Namiki]
              [Makoto Sawano]
              [Yuichi Shiota]
    
              Visual Effect Artist:
              [Yoshimasa Furukawa]
              [Noriko Ikeda]
              [Taizo Inukai]
              [Yuko Hatae]
              
    
              Movies
    
              Director of Movie:
              [Toshiyuki Momose]
              
              Production Coordinator:
              [Keiko M. Randolph]
    
              Production:
              [AnimaTek International]
    
              
              Main Program
              [Taku Murata]
              
              Visual Effect Program:
              [Satoshi Ogata]
             
              World Map Program:
              [Hiroshi Ono]
        
              Event Program:
              [Tetsuji Iwasaki]
    
              Additional Program:
              [Masaaki Kubo]
              [Kazuhisa Murakami]
              [Kazuo Suzuki]
              [Yoshinori Tsuchida]
    
              Music & Original Score by:   
              [Masaharu "Rezon" Iwata]
              [Hitoshi "YmoH.S" Sakimoto]
    
              Sound Programmer:
              [Hidenori Suzuki]
              
              Sound Engineer:
              [Motoko Watanabe]
    
              Recorded & Mixed Engineer:
              [Kenji Nagashima]
    
              Planners:
              [Tsukasa Fujita]
              [Daisuke Fukugawa]
              [Nobuyuki Inoue]
              [Kazutoyo Maehiro]
              [Kiminori Ono]
              [Takayuki Suguro]
    
              Executive Producer:
              [Tetsuo Mizuno]
              [Tomoyuki Takechi]
              
              Co-Producer:
              [Michio Okamiya]
        
              Game Design by:
              [Hiroyuki Ito] 
    
              Written & Directed by:
              [Yasumi Matsuno]
    
              Produced by:
              [Hironobu Sakaguchi]
    
    A young knight with the crest of the black lion is seen on his 
    chocobo. The knight carefully watches the area and signals. A 
    four men riding chocobos comes out from behind the knight.  The 
    five travels through the forest and plains at great speed with 
    their chocobos. After travelling for some time, the five men 
    finally comes in front of what seems to be a church. 
    
    
                        -- Orbonne Monastery --
                        ======================= 
    
                          God, please help us 
                      sinful children of Ivalice.
    
    
    Female Knight: Princess Ovelia, let's go.
    
    Princess Ovelia: Just a moment, Agrias...
    
    Agrias: The guards have already arrived.
    
    Priest: Princess, don't give Agrias trouble. Please hurry...
    
    [A knight and two squires comes in from outside.]
    
    Black Knight: What's going on? It's been nearly an hour!
    
    Agrias: Don't be rude to the Princess, Gafgarion.
    
    [The two squires behind the Black Knight kneels down while the 
    Black Knight simply bows his head.]
    
    Gafgarion: Is this going to be alright, Agrias? This is an 
    urgent issue for us.
    
    Agrias: So there are rude knaves even among the Hokuten?
    
    Gafgarion: I'm being more than kind to the guard captains 
    here. Besides, we're mercenaries hired by the Hokuten. I'm not 
    obliged to show respect to you.
    
    Agrias: What? How dare you!
    
    [The princess stands up.]
    
    Ovelia: Enough. Let's go.
    
    [The two squires gets up on their feet. The princess walks 
    over to the priest.]
    
    Priest: Go with God.
    
    Ovelia: You too, Simon.
    
    [A female knight walks in with a nasty wound. The priest helps 
    the knight.]
    
    Female Knight: Lady Agrias!... The enemy!
    
    Simon: Prince Goltana's men!?
    
    [Agrias quickly rushes out the monastery.]
    
    Gafgarion: What one must do to make money. What, Ramza? You 
    have a problem, too?
    
    Ramza: ...I'm no longer a Knight. Just a mercenary like you.
    
    Gafgarion: ...That's right. Well then. Let's go!
    
    [The Knight and the two squires goes outside.]
    
    Ovelia: Oh God...
    
    
    - Outside the monastery -
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    Agrias: The crest of the Black Lion!? What's wrong with Prince 
    Goltana!? He's such an idiot! Does he want to start a war!? 
    
    Goltana Knight: Knave! There's no point in resisting! Just 
    give us the Princess, or that beautiful face of yours will be 
    scarred forever!
    
    [The black knight and the two squires comes out to help Agrias 
    and the others.]
    
    Gafgarion: Fool! Only idiots attack head on!
    
    [Agrias steps forward.]
    
    Agrias: Leave this to us!
    
    Gafgarion: We can't make money that way! Rad, Ramza! Follow 
    me!! Kill them all! Don't leave any survivors!
    
    Agrias: Nonsense! There's no need to kill them! That's just 
    what Goltana wants us to do! Just let them go!
    
    Gafgarion: That's impossible!
    
    [Agrias takes the upper hand and releases Statis Sword on the 
    two archers, injuring and stopping the two. Rad and the other 
    two knight pummels the rest of the archers while Gafgarion 
    draws his sword and kills the Chemist with his Night Sword 
    ability. Ramza finishes off Lezales by stabbing him on the 
    chest. After the battle, Ovelia's scream is heard from inside 
    the monastery.]
    
    Ovelia: Let go of me!
    
    [Agrias looks at the monastery.]
    
    Agrias: Damn!!
    
    [Agrias runs inside to save the princess. A knight takes the 
    princess through the back door of the monastery.]
    
    Knight: Come here! Be quiet!!
    
    Ovelia: Why should I listen to you!?
    
    Knight: What an annoying Princess.
    
    [The knight punches the princess on the stomach and puts her 
    on his chocobo. Agrias comes out.]
    
    Agrias: Wait!!
    
    Knight: Tough...Don't blame us. Blame yourself or God.
    
    [The knight takes off with the princess. Agrias runs after the 
    knight, realizing she cannot keep up, she falls down on her 
    knees.]
    
    Agrias: Oh, God......
    
    [Ramza sees the knight.]
    
    Ramza: ...Delita?? You're alive, Delita? But, why are you in 
    Goltana's troops? Why...?
    
    
                      Delita's name appears for 
                     the first time a year before 
                       the Lion War broke out. 
    
               Many soldiers who returned from the war, 
                      had no jobs, little money, 
                  and even less loyalty to the crown.
    
                       Many became thieves and 
                      rebels plotting rebellion 
                       against the royal family. 
    
                       At that time robbery and 
                  murder were commonplace in Ivalice. 
                           Many heroes and 
                      wizards came out of there.
                 And Gariland was no exception either.
    
    
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                        Chapter 1: THE MEAGER
                        =====================
    
                         ---==== PAST ====---
    
    
    
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    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                       The Death Corps                      | 
    |                       ===============                      |
    | Robberies are on the rise in various areas and Gallione    | 
    | is no exception. Wagon hijackings and abductions are       |  
    | rampant. Now a group of former criminals and mercenaries,  |       
    | called the "Death Corps", have been making the most        | 
    | trouble for the Hokuten.                                   |
    |                                                            |        
    |                                                            |
    |                      The King Omdoria                      |
    |                      ================                      |
    |                                                            |
    | There is a great concern over King Omdolia, who collapsed  |
    | at Prince Orinas birthday celebration. The Board of        | 
    | Chamberlains reported his fever has subsided, but he'll    |
    | take 3 weeks to recover. It will be several months before  |
    | he can make any public appearances. But since most public  | 
    | policy is made by Queen Ruvelia, no turmoil is expected.   |
    |                                                            |
    |                                                            |
    |                     The Fifty Year War                     |
    |                     ==================                     |
    |                                                            |
    | A war that caused terror for nearly 50 years between       |
    | Ivalice and Ordalia, known as the "Fifty Year War". The    |
    | War was ignited when King Diwanu died without naming a     | 
    | successor. The throne was succeeded by Diwanu's brother,   | 
    | Valowa, but Denamunda of Ivalice, declared war. This was   | 
    | only an excuse... the real reason was because of...        | 
    | Zelamonia, a territory of Ivalice running along the        |
    | Ordalian border. It was once independent, but was annexed  | 
    | over a century ago, after an invasion. Ivalice supported   | 
    | Ordalia, but the result was failure. Unrest among the      |
    | Nobles and in the cities of Zelamonia, along with Ordalia's| 
    | rule, led them to seek intervention from Ivalice.          | 
    | With victories in the early battles, Ivalice's Army        |
    | marched on the capital of Bura. But King Denamunda fell    |
    | ill and was never to return to his kingdom. The confusion  | 
    | gave the Ordalian Army an opportunity, as Valowa was       | 
    | successful in holding off Ivalice's Army. Approximately 2  | 
    | year stalemate of was broken by the Romandan Army's        | 
    | invasion.                                                  |
    | Romanda is a military state separated from Ivalice by      |
    | Larner Channel. Under King Valowa's orders, a blood        | 
    | relative, they marched on Ivalice. But, Denamunda who      | 
    | succeeded King Denamunda was a brave warrior against both  | 
    | the Romanda and Ordalian armies. An outbreak of Bubonic    | 
    | Plague in Romanda forced them to retreat in 2 years.       |
    | The 2 squads most effective in the war were the Hokuten,   |
    | led by Balbanes, and the Nanten, led by T.G. Cid. They     | 
    | scored many victories as they marched on Ordalia. But the  | 
    | long war was disasterous for both administrations. Farmers'| 
    | revolts and riots broke out in many areas, as both         |
    | kingdoms focused their war efforts within their borders.   | 
    | This made another stalemate broken only by the death of    |
    | King Denamunda. (Widely believed to be assassinated) His   | 
    | successor, Omdolia was not fit to lead the kingdom, and    |
    | left all matters of state to the elder statesmen and the   | 
    | Queen. Therefore, there was no power to drive the troops   |
    | of Prince Lanard, Valowa's successor, out. After allowing  | 
    | the invasion of Zeltennia, battles that both the Hokuten   |
    | and the Nanten fought in, Ivalice hoped for peace.         |
    | Realizing the war was useless, both kingdoms agreed on     | 
    | peace, focusing their efforts within their respective      | 
    | borders. Although the agreement was bilateral, Ivalice     | 
    | surrendered.                                               |
    | Soon after, Ivalice's economy was on the brink of          |
    | bankruptcy because of severe war reparations. Payments     |
    | could not be made to returning soldiers, and large groups  |
    | of Knights were discharged. As a result, high              |
    | unemployment, uncertainty and distrust filled Ivalice.     |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    
    [Several students nearing graduation of the Gariland Academy 
    were assembled. A plan was being formed, centered on the 
    Hokuten, to extinguish the Death Corps who were terrorizing 
    the Gallione region. The plan was to have the students handle 
    all the future problems.]
    
    
                  -- Military Academy's Auditorium --
                  ===================================
    
    Cadet: I heard another wagon bound for Igros was attacked. 
    
    Cadet: Must have been the Death Corps...
    
    Ramza: Something's starting... Know anything, Delita?
    
    Delita: No...but I can guess.
    
    Ramza: What do you mean?
    
    Delita: Prince Larg's coming to town.
    
    Ramza: Prince Larg? Why?
    
    Delita: Not only Larg, but Marquis Elmdor of Limberry, too.
    
    Ramza: That's news! It's not an official visit, is it?
    
    Delita: There are danger zones everywhere in Ivalice. The 
    Hokuten Knights are in full operation, but suffering from a 
    shortage of men.
    
    Ramza: So, they need us cadets. 
    
    Voice: Everyone, fall in!
    
    [A Hokuten knight comes in.]
    
    Hokuten Knight: You have a mission! As you know, barbarians 
    are rapidly increasing here in Gallione. The traitorous Death 
    Corps detest the royal family. We cannot overlook them. We 
    will begin exterminating these traitors. By order of our 
    Master. Larg's Knights stationed at Igros Castle and many 
    other groups will participate. Your duty is to support the 
    flank. Specifically, you'll go to Igros and help guard it.
    
    [A female Hokuten knight comes in and whispers something to 
    the knight. After that, the female knight leaves the room.]
    
    Hokuten Knight: Cadets, ready your swords! A gang of tortured 
    thieves is trying to sneak into this town. We'll begin 
    preparations now to keep them out of town! Come with me! This 
    is the frontline of operations! That's all! Prepare 
    immediately!
    
    [The cadets goes out to confront the thieves at Magic City 
    Gariland.]
    
    
                       -- Magic City Gariland --
                       =========================
    
    Thief: What's this? Just a bunch of kids! What luck! OK, all 
    we have to do is kill these kids! Then, we can escape! Don't 
    you worry! We'll kill every one of you!
    
    Delita: Ramza, watch out! Don't rush them!
    
    Ramza: Don't patronize me, Delita! I'm also a Beoulve!!
    
    Thief: Beoulve!? THE Beoulve family!? So, you must be cadets 
    from the military academy! Snot-nosed little nobles!!
    
    Ramza: Silence! Surrender or die in obscurity!!
    
    Thief: What can a bunch of kids like you do? Buncha spoiled 
    punks like you'll never beat us!!
    
    [Ramza quickly runs at an inexperienced enemy squire and 
    deflects a blow, making the inexperienced squire reeling back 
    into the midst of the battlefield. One of the cadets stabs the 
    inexperienced squire from the back leaving three enemy squires 
    and one enemy chemist. Delita slashes wildly on the 
    battlefield with his sword cutting down a surprised enemy 
    squire. The other cadets struck their sword on the remaining 
    two squires. Ramza realizing the only left chemist, hurls up 
    his broad sword and struck down his sword on the chemist's 
    neck.]
    
    Ramza: Why do you continue committing acts like robbery? You 
    wouldn't have died this way if you'd led an honest life.
    
    [Victorious at Magic City, Ramza and the other cadets rests. 
    Ramza remembers his father's death...]
    
    
                             =-= Past =-=
    
    
                      Having attained the highest 
                       rank of Heavenly Knight, 
                      brave Balbanes was facing 
                           his last days...
    
                      The end of the 50 Year War
                        The Beoulve Residence
    
    
    [Balbanes Beoulve, renowned hero of the Fifty Year War, has 
    been bedridden for 2 years due to illness. The sight of his 
    father ill in bed was unbearable for his three children.]
    
    Balbanes: How goes......the battle?
    
    Zalbag: Through swift action we were able to recover Limberry. 
    It's only a matter of time before the Ordalia army leaves 
    Zeltennia. Don't worry.
    
    Lord Dycedarg: The secret messenger sent to Count Lenario has 
    returned. Count Lenario has agreed to your plan.
    
    Balbanes: Good...then, at last... this long war... will 
    finally come to an end.
    
    Alma: Father...
    
    [Alma starts to cry.]
    
    Balbanes: Don't cry...my daughter...
    
    Zalbag: Where is Ramza? Just when we need him most!
    
    Balbanes: Dycedarg, Zalbag... my beloved sons... Take care of 
    Ramza. He may be your half brother, but he is my own flesh.
    
    [Ramza comes in running into the room.]
    
    Ramza: Father!!
    
    [Ramza comes near to his father's bed.]
    
    Dycedarg: Lower your voice.
    
    Balbanes: I'm glad you came... Let me...look at you...
    
    Ramza: Father...
    
    Balbanes: It has been a long time... You've become a fine 
    man... You start at the Academy...in spring, don't you?
    
    Ramza: .........
    
    Balbanes: Listen, Ramza...... A Beoulve has served the royal 
    family for generations. The warrior spirit is in us. Never 
    shame your name... never tolerate in justice... Living true to 
    your heart is the warrior's way......the Beoulve way.
    
    Ramza: I understand, father......
    
    Balbanes: Delita's a good boy. He should serve you well... 
    I've asked the dean to accept him into the Academy. It shocked 
    the dean a bit. He will serve you well... Treat him well...
    
    Ramza: Y, yes......father.........
    
    Balbanes: Take good care of Alma... Become a fine knight... 
    Ramza. 
    
    [Balbanes dies.]
    
    ----------------------------
    
    [After resting, Ramza and his party heads for Igros. On their 
    way to Igros Castle the cadets comes across some thieves. A 
    swordsman was attacked by the Death Corps on the Mandalia 
    Plains. He was attacked while heading for Igros. The Marquis 
    was abducted, that man was the only survivor.]
    
    
                         -- Mandalia Plains --
                         =====================
    
    Thief (1): Still breathing. What'll we do?
    
    Thief (2): Don't be stupid. We just need to get the Marquis.
    
    Thief (1): Right. Hey, don't blame us. Blame fate.
    
    [The party arrives at the scene.]
    
    Thief (2): Wha? Damn! The Hokuten knights!
    
    Delita: Death corps? They attacking someone?
    
    Ramza: 1. Our duty is to destroy the Death Corps.
           2. Save him is our priority.
           ------------------------------------------
    
    
    Ramza: < 1. Our duty is to destroy the Death Corps. >
    -----------------------------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Get them!
    
    Delita: Are you mad Ramza? Leaving him stranded!?
    
    Ramza: Is this how you fight?
    
    Delita: ...I'll save him.
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    Ramza: < 2. Saving him is our priority. > 
    -----------------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Don't disgrace the knights! Saving him comes first!
     
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    Algus: Reinforcements? Thank God!
    
    [Algus thinking quickly, grabs a sword from the nearby enemy 
    squire and sweeps the sword, cutting the enemy squire down. 
    The enemy thief draws a small knife but takes an arrow on his 
    back from one of the cadet. Delita runs forward, plunging his 
    sword into an enemy squire's back. Ramza was facing a squire 
    alone, the squire goes in for a quick blow on Ramza, which 
    Ramza easily counters the blow and stabs the squire. One of 
    the cadet wizards casts Fire on the Red Panther burning him 
    down.]
    
     
    - If Algus did not die during the battle -
    
    Ramza: Are you OK?
    
    Algus: Barely... But the Marquis...
    
    Ramza: Marquis? You mean Marquis Elmdor?
    
    Algus: Yeah. Who're you?
    
    Ramza: We're military cadets. I think we can help. Tell us 
    more.
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    - If Algus died during the battle -
    
    Ramza: Still breathing. Let's save him!
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    Algus: I'm Algus...of the Limberry Aegis Knights......
    
    Delita: A knight...?
    
    Algus: ...I mean, a cadet... like you all.
    
    Ramza: I'm Ramza Beoulve. This is Delita, a good friend.
    
    [Algus looks at Ramza in disbelieve.]
    
    Algus: Beoulve...? ...of the Hokuten? Excellent! How lucky I 
    am!
    
    Ramza: ???
    
    Algus: I beg you, please help me save the Marquis!
    
    Delita: What are you talking about?
    
    Algus: The Marquis is still alive! They've kidnapped him! He 
    will be killed, if we don't act fast! I don't know what I 
    would do if...... So, please! Help me! Please!!
    
    Delita: Relax. We don't know for sure if he'll be killed. 
    There must be some reason for Death Corps to take him. They 
    might have made some demands.
    
    Ramza: Besides, there is nothing we can do. The Marquis was 
    kidnapped, and I'm sure by now everyone at Igros Castle is up 
    in arms. 
    
    Delita: First, we should go to Igros and report.
    
    Algus: All right. Let's do that.
    
    [Ramza, Delita, Algus and the others reaches Igros Castle. 
    Ramza heads for the castle. Dycedarg meets with Ramza and his 
    friends and decides to have dinner with them.]
    
    
    - Inside Igros Castle -
    -----------------------
    
    Dycedarg: ...I hear you beat the first troops. I'm proud to be 
    your brother. The senior statesmen spoke highly of you. You 
    are truly descended from Beoulves.
    
    Ramza: ...Thank you.
    
    Dycedarg: Aren't you happy?
    
    Ramza: Oh, yes, I am. Thank you for the kind words....You 
    might have heard about the enemy attacking Elmdor's carriage 
    and kidnapping him. What would you have us do?
    
    Dycedarg: I've already had Zalbag send out a search party. 
    They'll probably demand ransom... if he's still alive.
    
    [Algus stands up from his chair and bows his head.]
    
    Algus: Highness. Please let me have 100 soldiers!
    
    Dycedarg: .........
    
    Algus: I beg you. Let me avenge my comrades murder!
    
    Dycedarg: I said it's taken care of. Didn't you hear me? 
    Gallione isn't any place for you. Let us handle it.
    
    Algus: B..ut!
    
    Dycedarg: Think of your rank, Algus! Have you forgotten you're 
    just a soldier without rank of Knighthood?
    
    Algus: Urrrgh......
    
    [Algus sits down.]
    
    Dycedarg: I want you to guard Igros Castle. It shouldn't be so 
    difficult. "Danger" probably won't get this far.
    
    [After having dinner Ramza, Delita and Algus goes outside the 
    castle's courtyard.]
    
    
    - Igros Castle's Courtyard -
    ----------------------------
    
    Algus: ...My family was once respected like the Beoulves. My 
    grandfather was captured during the Fifty Year War... He sold 
    his friends out to the enemy to save himself. But, as he left 
    the castle, he got stabbed in the back by a cadet just like 
    myself. One of my grandfather's friends managed to escape and 
    spread the story around. Of course my father didn't believe 
    it, but everyone else did, they deserted him...
    
    [Algus picks up a rock and throws it into the flowing river.]
    
    Algus: Rank...Dycedarg would never meet with someone like 
    me...
    
    Voice of a young girl: Delita!
    
    Delita: Teta!
    
    Ramza: Alma, Zalbag!
    
    [Alma, Teta and Zalbag runs down to meet Ramza and Delita.]
    
    Alma: Brother Ramza. You came back.
    
    Ramza: Long time no see, brother.
    
    Zalbag: I heard how you beat the thieves in Gariland. That's 
    worthy of a Beoulve. I'm sure father would've been pleased 
    with you.
    
    Ramza: ......Thank you.
    
    Zalbag: Heh...haven't changed a bit. You don't like that much, 
    eh? Delita, you look good. I heard about your role also. Just 
    look how happy Teta is.
    
    Teta: Delita, I'm glad you're doing well.
    
    Delita: And you also. How is your schooling?
    
    Teta: Fine. Everyone is so nice to me...
    
    Zalbag: I'd like to talk more with you, but I must hunt down 
    some thieves. Pardon me.
    
    Ramza: I pray for your victory.
    
    [Zalbag turns around and waves his hand. He walks up and 
    suddenly stops.]
    
    Zalbag: ...The Death Corps have demanded a ransom.
    
    Algus: What!?
    
    Zalbag: ...I can't understand it. The Death Corps claim to be 
    anarchists, but they only rob and hurt the nobility. It's hard 
    to believe they would kidnap the Marquis just for money.
    
    Algus: Absurd! Why they're nothing more than knaves, I say!
    
    Zalbag: The messenger we sent still hasn't returned. He's 
    probably in trouble, but the nobles say there's no need to 
    search for his whereabouts.
    
    Ramza: Where was he when you last heard from him?
    
    Zalbag: A trade city called Dorter, east of 
    Gallione......Guarding a castle is boring work. Don't you 
    think?
    
    [Zalbag leaves.]
    
    Delita: Teta, I'm sorry. We must go.
    
    Teta: Don't worry about me. Just take care of yourself.
    
    [Delita hugs Teta.]
    
    Delita: Don't worry. I'll come back safely...so be a good 
    girl. Well then, let's go, Algus.
    
    [Delita, Teta and Algus leaves. Ramza tries to follow them but 
    is interrupted by Alma.]
    
    Alma: What Teta said is not true. Actually.........
    
    Ramza: Something wrong with Teta?
    
    Alma: She has been picked on at school because of her rank.
    
    Ramza: .........
    
    Alma: Sorry...I shouldn't have worried you like that. Teta 
    will be OK. I'll be there for her. Trust me.
    
    Ramza: I'm not worried. But don't you overdo it.
    
    Alma: You're the one going too far to meet their expectations. 
    Just be yourself and don't be restricted by your name.
     
    Ramza: You sound like our mother. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
    
    [Ramza goes off to follow the others.]
    
    Alma: Ramza......
    
    [The party leaves Igros castle and heads for Dorter. The party 
    encounters some monsters on their way.]
    
    
                          -- Sweegy Woods --
                          ==================
    
    Algus: What rotten luck. Meeting monsters in a place like 
    this.
    
    Delita: Don't gripe, Algus. It's better than guarding a 
    castle.
    
    Algus: This is a matter of life and death. How can you say 
    that?
    
    [The monsters slowly approaches the party.]
    
    Ramza: Enough! Here they come!!
    
    [The party easily kills the monsters.]
    
    Ramza: Just through this forest, and we're almost to Dorter.
    
    [The cadets comes to Dorter.]
    
    
    - Slums in Dorter -
    -------------------
    
    Fencer: ....I said I don't know!
    
    Knight: Don't lie to me! I know what you did! Where is Gustav? 
    Where!?
    
    Fencer: I......don't know......
    
    Knight: Where is the Marquis? Where are you hiding him? 
    Speak!!
    
    [The knight pulls the man up by his throat and throws him in a 
    nearby puddle. The knight draws out his sword and points the 
    tip of his sword at the man.]
    
    Knight: This is your last chance...... Where is he?
    
    Fencer: D....desert......
    
    Knight: I see...in "Rat Cellar"...
    
    [Ramza and the others comes to see what's happening.]
    
    Ramza: Wait!!
    
    [The knight turns around and looks at the party.]
    
    Knight: Damn, the Hokuten.
    
    [The knight quickly disappears into the darkness.]
    
    Algus: Looks like our trip here was well worth it.
    
    Delita: I've seen him somewhere...
    
    Ramza: Do you know him, Delita?
    
    Delita: I saw him at the end of the Fifty Year War in Igros...
    
    [Fencer's men shows up to assist the man.]
    
    Ramza: I guess we must fight. Eaaagggghh!!
    
    Delita: Now I remember! His name is Wiegraf. Leader of a 
    volunteer army, a corps of Death Knights.
    
    Algus: What? .... You mean he's the.....?
    
    Delita: Yes... The leader of the Death Corps.
    
    [Ramza slashes down an enemy wizard with a mighty blow, while 
    Algus cuts down an archer. One of the Ramza's monk broke the 
    second wizard's jaw with an incredible wave fist. A cadet 
    embeds a crossbow bolt on the archer. Ramza knocks Fencer's 
    sword out of his grasp and points the tip of his sword at the 
    knight's face. The party captures Fencer the knight.]
    
    
    - In a room -
    -------------
    
    Algus: You must be the Death Corps. Where is the Marquis? 
    Where is he being held? Tell us!! 
    
    [The man is silent.]
    
    Algus: Your boss, Wiegraf was just here. Where did he go!?
    
    [The knight doesn't speak a word.]
    
    Algus: Y, you bastard! Say something!!
    
    [Algus kicks him on the stomach, grabs his hair up and tries 
    to hit him.]
    
    Ramza: Stop! Algus!
    
    Algus: Damn.
    
    [Algus lets the man's hair go.]
    
    Algus: ...Listen carefully. In a moment, the Hokuten will 
    begin to slaughter you. That's right, each of you're going 
    straight to hell. Being a thief sure pays, huh? But you're 
    lucky. You tell us where Wiegraf is going, and I'll let you 
    live, OK?
    
    Fencer of Death Corps: I don't know a damn thing.
    
    [Algus kicks him hard on the face.]
    
    Algus: Watch your language! Never talk to nobles like that!
    
    Fencer: We're...not...thieves.
    
    Algus: What did you say!?
    
    Fencer: ...Nobles never change. You think we aren't human. We 
    risk our lives in the War for this country...... But you 
    dumped us afterward. How are we different? Birth? Status? What 
    the hell's rank?
    
    Algus: You kidnap people for ransom! So don't act so great!!
    
    Fencer: ...Kidnapping the Marquis was not Mr. Wiegraf's plan.
    
    Algus: !?
    
    Fencer: We'd never kidnap a VIP.... for money....
    
    Ramza: Then, who? Who kidnapped Elmdor?
    
    Fencer: .........
    
    Algus: Talk! If it wasn't you, then who else would do it?
    
    Fencer: .....Gustav.
    
    Algus: Gustav? Who the hell is he?
    
    Delita: Gustav Margueriff... Captain of the "Death Corps".
    
    Algus: So it WAS you all!
    
    Fencer: No. We're fighting to beat you! We're proud that we 
    fight for equality... We're different from Gustav!
    
    [Algus kicks the man again on the face.]
    
    Algus: Proud? Bastards!!
    
    Ramza: Enough, Algus!
    
    Algus: So, where is this Gustav?
    
    Fencer: .... 'Sand Rat Cellar'.
    
    Algus: Sand ra-a-a-ts?
    
    Delita: Algus may not know what they are since he's not from 
    here. 'Sand Rats' only inhabit the Zeklaus Desert north of 
    Dorter.
    
    Algus: !?
    
    Ramza: Was there a village between Dorter and Zeklaus Desert?
    
    Delita: Not anymore. But there is a place where desert people 
    used to gather...
    
    Ramza: ......Gustav and the Marquis may be there.
    
    Delita: Yes, probably.
    
    Algus: What's that mean??
    
    Ramza: 'Cellar' means a rat's nest.
    
    Algus: !?
    
    [The party heads for the Cellar.]
    
    
    - Desert of the Sand Mouse -
    ----------------------------
    
    Death Corps Knight: Hey, did you hear? The Hokuten are moving.
    
    Archer: So I heard. What's going to happen to us?
    
    Knight: Forget the Corps and run before we get killed.
    
    Soldier: We'll die anyway even if we follow Wiegraf.
    
    Knight: Exactly. If we get a ransom for the Marquis like 
    Gustav planned, we can get outta this misery.
    
    [The party arrives.]
    
    Guard: Oh, God!! The Hokuten!!
    
    Ramza: Let's get the guard first, before the others find us!!
    
    [The cadet's archer sends an arrow from his bow hitting one of 
    the enemy knight's heads. Another cadet casts Fire2, sending 
    one archer and a monk to the ground. One of the enemy knights 
    secretly crawls behind Ramza and attacks him from the back. 
    Ramza saw the incoming blow with the corner of his eye and 
    swung his sword backwards, piercing his chest hard. An enemy 
    monk burst a hit on Ramza's face. Laughing at Ramza the monk 
    turned his head, just in time to see the sword of Delita 
    heading straight for his neck. Algus hurls a blow on the last 
    knight. The knight falls down on the ground, dead. Victories 
    at the "Desert Rat Hole", the party searches for Marquis.]
    
    
    - Shack -
    ---------
    
    Wiegraf: Gustav, why don't you give up?
    
    Gustav: Your revolution can never succeed!! What we need is 
    food and a place to sleep, not ideas! And we need it now!!
    
    Wiegraf: You only see the present. You have to fix the basics! 
    
    Gustav: And you think you'll do that? I don't think so, 
    Wiegraf. Never!
    
    [Wiegraf steps forward to make a strike.]
    
    Wiegraf: Is that all you want to say? Gustav, good-bye.
    
    [Gustav runs in full speed and tries to score a blow on 
    Wiegraf first. Gustav attacks but Wiegraf counters the attack 
    and sees the opening. In one motion he stabs his sword 
    straight through Gustav's chest.]
    
    Gustav: Ugh...u...
    
    [Gustav's sword falls down from his hand. Gustav looks down. 
    Wiegraf pulls out his sword from Gustav's chest. Blood spills 
    out and Gustav falls down on the ground, dead. Ramza, Delita 
    and Algus comes inside the shack.]
    
    Ramza: Wiegraf!!
    
    [Algus sees Marquis lying on the floor.]
    
    Algus: Marquis!!
    
    [Algus tries to free Marquis but is stopped by Wiegraf. 
    Wiegraf points his sword at Marquis.]
    
    Wiegraf: Freeze!
    
    Algus: You bastard!!!
    
    Delita: Stop it, Algus.
    
    Wiegraf: The Marquis is all right. Take him back to Igros.
    
    Ramza: What?
    
    Wiegraf: Kidnapping wasn't our goal. We never stoop to such 
    acts. You can have the Marquis, if you just let me go...well?
    
    Algus: Don't trifle with us! You can't beat us!
    
    [Delita pulls back Algus.]
    
    Delita: Stop it, Algus. He's serious!
    
    [The three goes over to Elmdor while Wiegraf goes near to the 
    door.]
    
    Elmdor: Ugnn..n....
    
    [Wiegraf quickly leaves the room. Algus tries to chase Wiegraf 
    but Delita blocks his way.]
    
    Delita: Let him go, Algus!!
    
    Algus: Why do you stop me!
    
    Delita: The Death Corps will destroy itself! Don't risk it!
    
    Algus: ...Ughh!!
    
    [Ramza helps Marquis.]
    
    Ramza: He's all right. Weakened, but no serious wounds.
    
    Delita: Let's go back to Igros...
    
    [After saving Marquis the party heads back to Igros.]
    
    
    - Inside Igros Castle -
    -----------------------
    
    Dycedarg: What happened? Why did you go to Zeklaus Desert?
    
    Ramza: ...................
    
    Dycedarg: Explain to me......
    
    Delita: I forced Ramza to go with me.
    
    Dycedarg: Is that true, Ramza? Delita forced you to go?
    
    Ramza: .....No, it was my decision. Not Delita's.
    
    Delita: Ramza's lying. I was the one to......
    
    Ramza: No need to protect me. I decided to ignore an order!
    
    Dycedarg: If everyone acted lawlessly, how could "law" exist? 
    We Beoulves must show the importance of observing the "law" as 
    the Knights rule. Are you trying to ruin the Beoulve name?
    
    Ramza: ......I'm sorry, brother.
    
    A man's voice: That's enough, Dycedarg.
    
    [A wealthy man enters the room. Delita, Ramza and Algus falls 
    down on their knees before the man.]
    
    A well dressed man: He was a great help rescuing the Marquis. 
    I know young soldiers are eager to succeed. So were we.
    
    Dycedarg: Don't spoil him. There's a line between right and 
    wrong.
    
    Larg: So, you are Dycedarg's younger brother.....relax. You 
    look exactly like the late General Balbanes... A fine-looking 
    young man. I'm sure that youthful energy didn't come from just 
    guarding the castle.....
    
    Dycedarg: The mission is nearly done. I'll allow you to join. 
    We'll attack some of the thieves' hideouts at once. You choose 
    one of them.
    
    Ramza: ... Yes.
    
    [The three leaves the room in silence. Larg walks over to a 
    nearby window.]
    
    Dycedarg: I'm sorry.
    
    Larg: Don't apologize, Dycedarg. After all, Gustav wasn't much 
    of a soldier. The plan couldn't be changed after the Marquis 
    was kidnapped in Gallione.... Besides, he did save the 
    Marquis's life. They must accept our demands. Your brother's 
    actions turned the tide for us...
    
    Dycedarg: The King doesn't have much time to live......... We 
    must hurry......
    
    Larg: Yes, I'm counting on you, my friend....
    
    [The extermination of the Death Corps was near. The party 
    heads to Thieves Fort.]
    
    
                          -- Thieves Fort --
                          ==================
    
    Miluda: Communication with the main unit's been cut off. It's 
    over.
    
    Death Corps Priest: No way! It's not over yet!
    
    Priest: I agree. It continues until the nobles apologize to 
    us!
    
    Miluda: My brother.... His views are too optimistic.
    
    Death Corps Guard: Enemy attack!!
    
    [The cadets arrives at Thieves Fort to exterminate the 
    remaining Death Corps.]
    
    Algus: Ramza helped me save the Marquis. I'll stay on till the 
    end!
     
    [A thief goes running towards Delita. Just as Delita draws his 
    sword, the thief attacks. Delita barely manages to parry the 
    blow, but the tip of the thief's sword struck free on Delita's 
    left arm. In pain, Delita struck hard with his sword through 
    the thief's throat. Meanwhile, Ramza was delivering attacks 
    after attacks, the enemy thief found the powerful blows hard 
    to block and soon saw his destiny. Algus also struck his sword 
    on one of the thieves, the thief screamed his last scream and 
    fell on the ground.]
    
    Miluda: Who do you think you are!? We're not animals! We're 
    human, just like you! There's no difference among us other 
    than our families! You ever been hungry? With only soup to eat 
    for months? Why do we have to suffer? Because you nobles 
    deprive us our right to live!
    
    Algus: Human? Hmph, ridiculous! From the minute you were born 
    you had to obey us! From the second you were born you were our 
    animals!!
    
    Miluda: Says who!? That's nonsense! Who decided all this?! 
    
    Algus: It's the Will of Heaven!
    
    Miluda: Heaven? God would never say such things! In his eyes, 
    all are equal! He'd never let this happen! Never!
    
    Algus: Animals have no God!!
    
    Miluda: !!!!
    
    Delita: Ramza, Is she really our enemy....?
    
    [Miluda runs toward Ramza. Ramza parries her attacks and 
    knocks her sword away. The party surrounds the enemy.]
    
    Ramza: Lay down your swords. Surrender and we'll spare you.
    
    [Realizing that she can't win, Miluda and her men gives up.]
    
    Miluda: Go ahead, kill us then. We're just animals-Kill us!
    
    Ramza: You hate us that much...?
    
    Algus: Ramza Kill her, now! She's your enemy! An enemy of the 
    Beoulves! Understand? Your enemy! She's a loser. Who's lost 
    sight of life! Losers cannot remain alive! If we don't kill 
    her, she'll kill us! We can't coexist! Kill her, Ramza! With 
    your own hands!!
    
    Delita: Ramza, I don't see why she's our enemy...
    
    Algus: What did you say? Are you mad, Delita?
    
    Delita: She's not an animal...... She's human just like us...
    
    Algus: Are you betraying us!? You, too....!?
    
    Miluda: Oh, sympathy is it? Despicable creatures. You're my 
    enemy as long as you belong to the Beoulves. Don't forget 
    it......
    
    [Miluda disappears into the shadows, holding her wounds.]
    
    Ramza: Delita...., we are ......?
    
    Algus: Geez, what's wrong with you?  
    
    
                         Meanwhile, at Igros, 
                         capital of Gallione, 
                           'Beoulve castle'
    
    
    [The Pirates attacks the Beoulve mansion. Knowing the majority 
    of the troops were out killing Death Corps. The Corps 
    objective was to kill Dycedarg, a major influence on Larg. The 
    attack was going smoothly when Zalbag arrives and spoils the 
    plan.]
    
    
                          -- Beoulve castle --
                          ====================
    
    Teta: Let go! Stop it, let go of me!!
    
    [A thief riding a chocobo leaves off with Teta.]
    
    Golagros: Hurry up!
    
    [Another thief comes out of the castle holding Alma's hand.]
    
    Alma: Ouch! Let go of my hand! Brother!!
    
    [Zalbag comes in rushing from inside the castle and kills the 
    thief with a single blow using his sword.]
    
    Golagros: Damn... That's it!!
    
    [The knight flees away with his chocobo.]
    
    Zalbag: Are you all right, Alma?
    
    Alma: I'm OK, but Teta isn't.
    
    Zalbag: Yes, I know.
    
    [Dycedarg comes out holding his wound. Alma helps the wounded 
    Dycedarg.]
    
    Zalbag: Brother!!
    
    Dycedarg: I, I'm all right...... What about ...Alma....?
    
    Alma: Yes. I'm fine. What an awful wound....
    
    Dycedarg: I never thought they'd come here. They're after me.
    
    Zalbag: Five people were killed, and Teta was kidnapped.
    
    Dycedarg: After them....Leave no stone unturned until you find 
    them.
    
    Alma: Please don't talk anymore!
    
    Dycedarg: Death Corps......bastard.
    
    [Dycedarg faints.]
    
    Alma: Are you all right!?
    
    Zalbag: Hey! Anybody there!? 
    
    [The troop comes to Igros and finds out what has happened.]
    
    
    - Inside Beoulve castle -
    -------------------------
    
    [Injured from the Death Corps attack, Dycedarg lay in his 
    bed.]
    
    Dycedarg: I heard you destroyed the enemies' hideout...Good 
    job. Leave the rest to Zalbag and relax for a while... No need 
    to worry.... It's not that bad of a wound.
    
    Ramza: Teta.... What about Teta....?
    
    Dycedarg: As soon as we find their base, Zalbag will attack in 
    force.
    
    Ramza: W, What...!?
    
    Dycedarg: Death Corps is falling apart. Deserters are down to 
    a few. Wiegraf will be caught... It's just a matter of time.
    
    Ramza: Teta.... Are you deserting Teta?
    
    Dycedarg: Don't worry. Everything's all planned. We won't 
    attack until Teta's returned. For certain. I'd never abandon 
    Teta. She's like a sister to me.
    
    
    - Outside of Beoulve castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    [Delita goes outraged over his kidnapped sister. Ramza tries 
    to stop Delita.]
    
    Ramza: Wait, Delita. Where are you going? Just calm down! 
    
    Delita: Calm down? Are you kidding? I can't calm down!
    
    Ramza: You don't know where she is! Don't waste your time!
    
    [Delita pulls up Ramza by his shirt.]
    
    Delita: Waste my time!? She is my only sister!!
    
    Ramza: Remember, Dycedarg said... He'd never abandon Teta... 
    So....don't .... Ugh...I...can't breath.
    
    [Delita puts Ramza down.]
    
    Delita: I'm sorry, Ramza. Are you all right....?
    
    Ramza: Y... yeah.......cough...cough...
    
    [Algus comes out from the castle.]
    
    Algus: Never believe in "never".
    
    Ramza: You mean my brother's lying?
    
    Algus: If I were him, I'd never save a common girl.
    
    Delita: What did you say......?
    
    Algus: I said I won't send troops to save you, commoners!!
    
    Delita: How dare you!!
    
    [Delita punches Algus on the face. Algus goes off flying. He 
    holds his cheek after falling on the ground. Ramza holds 
    Delita's arms.]
    
    Ramza: Stop it! Delita!
    
    Delita: Let go of me! Damn you! Let go!!
    
    Algus: Heh! Commoners are all alike. You'll never be nobles! 
    Delita, You don't belong here! Understand, rascal!?
    
    Delita: Damn you!!
    
    Ramza: Enough! Delita! And you, too, Algus!
    
    [Algus stands up.]
    
    Algus: Ramza, don't you see? He's not one of us. You see, 
    Ramza, we nobles can't live with them.
    
    Ramza: Lies! He's my good friend. We're like brothers!
    
    Algus: That's exactly the point. Don't act like friends. You 
    are the son of a distinguished family. You cannot be with him. 
    I'm sure your brothers would agree with me!
    
    [Delita pushes Ramza aside.]
    
    Delita: Not all nobles are like you! I trust Ramza!
    
    [Delita leaves.]
    
    Ramza: Get lost! I never want to see you again!!
    
    Algus: Don't say that. We're friends, aren't we?
    
    [Ramza being serious, steps forward.]
    
    Algus: I won't say it again! Get lost!!
    
    [Algus walks off and stops.]
    
    Algus: Their base is at Fort Zeakden. I heard it from your 
    brother. There are several cordons, so you can't attack them 
    from the front, of course. The only way is to attack from the 
    rear. Well...do your best, you spoiled-rotten boy.
    
    Ramza: Get out!!
    
    [Algus leaves. The party heads for Fort Zeakden. While heading 
    for Fort Zeakden, in a sunset field, Delita and Ramza stops.]
    
    
                         -- Mandalia Plains --
                         =====================
    
    Delita: Beautiful. Somewhere Teta's watching the same sunset. 
    
    Ramza: ....Don't worry, Delita. I'm sure she is OK.
    
    Delita: ....I've felt out of place for a long time.
    
    Ramza: Are you thinking about what Algus said?
    
    Delita: I guess there are things you can't change, no matter 
    what.
    
    Ramza: Don't say that. If you put effort into it...
    
    Delita: Could I be a general if I tried hard enough? I want to 
    rescue Teta on my own, but I can't do a thing. I'm 
    'useless'....
    
    Ramza: ...........................
    
    [Delita picks up a reed.]
    
    Delita: Remember how father taught us to play that reed flute?
    
    [Delita begins to play the reed flute. Ramza picks up a reed. 
    The two plays the reed flute, a skill they learned from 
    Balbanes.] 
    
    
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                  The condition of Omdoria                  |
    |                  ========================                  |
    | The rumor of the failing health of King Omdolia is         |
    | spreading throughout the capital. Since his collapse       |
    | during Orinas' birthday celebration, we've been told that  |
    | he was on his way to recovery, but the discouraged faces   |
    | of his close advisors tell otherwise. With an official     | 
    | guardian for the Prince yet to be named, the Queen is      | 
    | certain to clash with the elder statesmen over his         | 
    | guardianship.                                              |
    |                                                            |
    |                                                            |
    |              Destruction of the Death Corps!?              |
    |              ================================              |
    | It was revealed that the main group in the Death Corps the | 
    | Thieves, were close to annihilation due to the joint       |
    | effort by the four groups of the Knights. According to     | 
    | official reports, the total number of thieves apprehended  |
    | by the plan added up to approximately 700, and the death   | 
    | toll was approximately 3000. Wiegraf, the leader of the    | 
    | Death Corps is yet to be apprehended, but the Hokuten      |
    | stated that it was just a matter of time.                  |
    |                                                            |
    |                                                            |
    |               Attempt murder of Lord Dycedarg              |
    |               ===============================              |
    | The Thieves, major players in the Death Corps, are close   |
    | to annihilation, but the Knights haven't been able to      | 
    | capture their leader, Wiegraf, yet. Although the Hokuten   |
    | are in pursuit of the remaining members. An assault on a   | 
    | high official occurred at the mansion of the well-known    |
    | and respected Beoulve family. The target seems to have     |
    | been Prince Larg's assistant, Dycedarg. Unfortunately, the | 
    | assassination attempt was unsuccessful.                    |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    
    
                         -- Lenalia Plateau --
                         =====================
    
    [The party arrives at Lenalia Plateau and meets with Miluda 
    and her troops again.]
    
    Miluda: It's blocked here, too... There is no way out.
    
    Death Corps Soldier: Forget it. We might as well surrender....
    
    Miluda: I'd rather die here than get taken prisoner!! Besides, 
    if we get caught here, we'll be executed! Fighting is the only 
    way out!
    
    Delita: Where is Wiegraf?! Where did you hide Teta!?
    
    Miluda: Teta? You mean that Beoulve, Golagros took hostage?
    
    Delita: Teta's my sister! She has nothing to do with them! 
    It's pointless to hold her hostage! Please, return my sister!
    
    Miluda: And what about you? Will you Nobles give back all you 
    took from us? We're only asking you to return what you took 
    from us in the first place. But no-you just keep taking! 
    Forcing us to retaliate! Just give up! There's no reason to 
    return her!!
    
    Delita: I, I.....!!
    
    [One of the enemy knight's runs down for a strike on a cadet. 
    The cadet counter-attacks and injures the knight. A bolt finds 
    the injured enemy knight's back. One of the cadet knight's 
    runs at an enemy knight and breaks her sword using the 'Weapon 
    Break' ability. Realizing she has no sword, the unarmed knight 
    escapes. The enemy wizard casts Fire2 on Delita. Delita uses 
    the 'Counter Magic' ability and burns down the enemy wizard. 
    Ramza and Miluda goes head on, Ramza manages to take the upper 
    hand by attacking with some powerful blow. Miluda finds the 
    powerful blow hard to parry or counter.]
    
    Miluda: I can't die now! Not during the revolution! I'm a 
    Death Corps soldier!! I'll never run away!!
    
    Ramza: Put the sword away, Miluda! No use fighting any longer! 
    Let's put down our swords, stop fighting, and talk! There must 
    be a solution to all this! Let's find it! I'll talk to my 
    brother! No, I'll talk to Lord Larg! Trust me!!
    
    Miluda: No more tricky smooth talk! I'm sick of your lies!!
    
    Ramza: I'm not lying!! You say revolution......... Is a 
    revolution necessary? Is it our fault? Are we making you 
    suffer? What's the problem?
    
    Miluda: Ignorance itself is a crime! What you think is right 
    is only what you can see. But, that's not everything. It's not 
    your fault. But I'll keep blaming you until there's a change! 
    As long as you're a Beoulve, you're my enemy!
    
    [Delita puts his sword through the enemy wizard's unarmed 
    back. Miluda thinking that she would never surrender and 
    realizing that the flow of the battle was not on her side, she 
    runs straight for Ramza's sword and stabs herself.]
    
    Miluda: B...Brother... I'm sorry...
    
    [Miluda dies.]
    
    Ramza: Why...? What went wrong?
    
    Delita: Damn it, who the hell am I? Who...?
    
    [In a small windmill at Fovoham, Golagros and Wiegraf, hid 
    from the Hokuten.]
    
    
    - In a Small Windmill -
    -----------------------
    
    Wiegraf: Why did you kidnap the girl?
    
    Golagros: I needed a hostage to escape.
    
    Wiegraf: If that was the case, you could've let her go later. 
    What....now you, Golagros?
    
    Golagros: You putting me with Gustav? Think. The Death Corps 
    lost most of their men and now are surrounded by the Hokuten. 
    She was our only ace in the hole to get us out of this. 
    Because she's a Beoulve.
    
    [Wiegraf and Golagros looks at Teta.]
    
    Wiegraf: What good is escaping? Or were you even thinking 
    that? Even if we do escape, we'll get caught sooner or later 
    and be in their power! We must make it so our children don't 
    have to go through what we did. A small stone may only make a 
    small ripple at first, but someday it will be a wave. Even if 
    we have to rust away here!
    
    Golagros: So you would have us die?
    
    Wiegraf: Not in vain. Take as many Nobles with you as 
    possible!
    
    Golagros: Ludicrous! We'll die like dogs!!
    
    Wiegraf: No, there may be still be survivors at Fort Zeakden. 
    If you join them, you may get something!
    
    Golagros: They're probably dead already...
    
    [A soldier comes inside and informs Wiegraf about Miluda's 
    death.]
    
    Wiegraf: What!? Miluda killed?! Miluda....
    
    Soldier: It's a just a matter of time before the squad gets 
    here. What should we do?
    
    Wiegraf: Alright. Retreat!! You heard, Golagros. Go to Fort 
    Zeakden. Leave the girl here!
    
    Voice of a guard: They're here!! The Hokuten are here!
    
    [The soldier rushes out.]
    
    Wiegraf: Damn! Already? I'll stop them here! Golagros, you 
    head for Fort Zeakden with others!
    
    [Wiegraf walks out.]
    
    Golagros: I'm not going... Now way I'm going to die!
    
    [Golagros looks at Teta.]
    
    
    - Windmill Shed - 
    -----------------
    
    [The squad arrives. They find Wiegraf waiting for them.]
    
    Wiegraf: You...it was you... Did you kill Miluda? It was you 
    cadets who killed my sister!
    
    Ramza: She was Wiegraf's sister?
    
    Wiegraf: Well then, I have no choice. I'll avenge my sister!!
    
    Delita: Give Teta back!!
    
    Wiegraf: Teta? Oh, that girl? So you're a Beoulve?
    
    Ramza: He's not a Beoulve! I am!
    
    Wiegraf: Then Golagros was wrong. But he is with you, correct?
    
    Ramza: It doesn't matter who he is. You have his sister.
    
    Wiegraf: Correct me if I'm wrong... Either way, the girl was 
    to be released anyway. We had no intention of keeping her. But 
    first things first! If you want the girl back, you'll have to 
    beat me!!
    
    [Trying to get Teta back, Delita jumps into the middle of the 
    battlefield heading straight at Wiegraf. Wiegraf releases a 
    Crush Punch on Delita, Delita goes down cold. Seeing this 
    Ramza quickly goes for the rescue. On his way to Delita, Ramza 
    sees two enemies blocking his way. Ramza counters the blows 
    from the enemy and slashes down the throats of the enemy.]
    
    Ramza: Put the sword down! No need to waste lives!
    
    Wiegraf: Then, why did you kill her? Why Miluda?
    
    Ramza: I had no intention of killing her! There are other ways 
    than fighting. Can we talk?
    
    Wiegraf: You still don't understand why we won't surrender! 
    What good is talking anyway? Could you make something happen 
    even if you wanted to? You couldn't, could you? And even if 
    you did, your brothers wouldn't allow it!!
    
    Ramza: My brothers don't want to fight!! Wiegraf, if you put 
    the sword down, they'll listen!
    
    Wiegraf: HA! This's absurd! Your brothers don't want to fight? 
    You're so deluded!
    
    [In rage over Delita and the false accusation of his brothers, 
    Ramza runs straight for Wiegraf. Wiegraf quickly releases a 
    Crush Punch on Ramza. Ramza manages to escape the Crush Punch 
    and goes in for a strike. The strike successfully engages and 
    injures Wiegraf.]
    
    Wiegraf: Hmph-tough one, eh? Miluda, I'm sorry! But I can't 
    die here!
    
    Ramza: Wait, Wiegraf! Running away?
    
    Wiegraf: Who do you think had Gustav kidnap the Marquis? Your 
    brother, Dycedarg! And I'm sure Zalbag knows, too!
    
    Ramza: Don't be ridiculous! Why would he do such a thing?
    
    Wiegraf: Two lions are fighting for power after the king died! 
    One is white lion, Larg. The other is black, Goltana. Both 
    want to know who their allies are. But, it's hard to read 
    strangers' minds. So, why not kill 'em all and bring in your 
    own people? Gustav was deceived by Dycedarg's silk tongue and 
    kidnapped the Marquis!
    
    Ramza: Lies!! A Beoulve would never do such a thing!
    
    Wiegraf: You should see for yourself! Goodbye Beoulve!
    
    [Wiegraf vanishes.]
    
    Ramza: Wait, Wiegraf!! Take that back!! 
    
    
    - In a Small Windmill -
    -----------------------
    
    Delita: Teta! Where are you? Teta!
    
    [Delita and Ramza comes in looking for Teta.]
    
    Delita: I can't find her anywhere! Teta! Where are you!? 
    
    [No sign of Teta.]
    
    Ramza: Did Wiegraf lie to us!? Delita, let's go to Zeakden! 
    Teta must be there.
    
    Delita: What happened? What went wrong? Tell me, Ramza. Why 
    did this have to happen to Teta?
    
    [Delita falls down on his knee.]
    
    Ramza: Delita...
    
    [The remaining Death Corps members retreated to a snowy Fort 
    Zeakden, only to find themselves trapped by the Hokuten. 
    Golagros holds Teta as a shield.]
    
    
                          -- Fort Zeakden --
                          ==================
    
    Golagros: Get out of here now! What if something happens to 
    her? And don't do anything funny! There's tons of powder 
    inside the fort! More than enough to blow all of you to hell 
    and back! Got it? Then, get out!
    
    Zalbag: The Hokuten will never be threatened by you!! 
    
    [Ramza and Delita finally arrives at the scene.]
    
    Ramza: Brother! Algus!!
    
    [Delita sees Teta.]
    
    Delita: Teta!!
    
    Teta: Delita!!
    
    Golagros: Get out! Now!!
    
    Zalbag: Go on, do it!
    
    Algus: Yes, sir! 
    
    [Algus aims and shoots at Teta.]
    
    Golagros: What's this?
    
    [Algus shoots again. This time at Golagros, wounding him.]
    
    Teta: Delita..................
    
    Delita: Teta!!
    
    [A Hokuten knight appears from the shadow behind Zalbag.]
    
    Hokuten Knight: General Zalbag, more enemies are on the 
    mountain path! There are about 50 of them. I've been informed 
    one of them resembles Wiegraf!
    
    Zalbag: Alright, I'll be right there. Take care of the rest, 
    Algus.
    
    Golagros: D...damn it!
    
    [Golagros locks himself inside the fort.]
    
    Delita: Teta!
    
    Algus: Where are you going?
    
    Delita: Algus! You bastard!!
    
    Algus: You want to fight? Fine then, let's go!
    
    Ramza: Brother...why...Teta...?
    
    Algus: C'mon! Animals are animals! I'll prove it to you!!
    
    [Algus merely whistles. His troop comes out of the shadows 
    behind Algus.]
    
    Ramza: Why, why are you doing this? Algus, why!?
    
    Algus: It's your brother's orders. Please don't ask why. 
    Besides, would you sacrifice the Hokuten pride, all for a 
    common girl!?
    
    Ramza: Teta is Delita's sister!!
    
    Algus: It's about time you learned about 'difference'! 
    Different birth, totally different life! It's fate! Neither 
    should've been here! Should've been flower sellers somewhere! 
    And what about you, Ramza? Why are you arguing with me? You're 
    a traitor to Hokuten! 
    
    Ramza: B...but, but, this is inexcusable!
    
    Algus: You're such a spoiled child! How could someone like you 
    be a Beoulve?
    
    Ramza: I didn't have a choice!!
    
    Algus: You're such a baby! Don't pamper yourself!! Beoulves 
    are leaders of warriors. You have certain responsibilities as 
    a leader! There are many things that only you can do! You must 
    do them for those who can't!
    
    Ramza: I don't want to live life just being used by others!!
    
    Algus: Just being used? Don't talk rubbish!! Beoulves are used 
    because of who they are! We ourselves have survived under 
    their wing, used their protection! That's right. It's a give 
    and take relationship! That's how you survived! Just being 
    used? You've been using your "best friend", Delita!
    
    Ramza: Me? Using Delita? Are you all right, Delita?
    
    Delita: Leave me, Ramza! After Algus, you're next!
    
    Ramza: Delita...
    
    Algus: As a Beoulve, surely you know our mission!? Your 
    mission took precedence even when I was attacked on Mandalia 
    Plains!!
    
    Ramza: Gmph!!
    
    Algus: You saved me to use me.
    
    Ramza: Ridiculous! I couldn't just leave someone in trouble!
    
    Algus: Well next time you'd better! You never know if they'll 
    be friendly or not!
    
    Delita: Algus! You murdered Teta! I'll kill you! I swear it!
    
    Algus: Angry, Delita? Angry because you're so utterly 
    helpless? Know your limits! Commoners don't have power to 
    change things! That's right, get angry! It's all you can do! 
    Ha, ha, you deserve it!!
    
    Delita: Is that it? Is that all, Algus?!
    
    Algus: Don't be mad, Delita. You'll join her soon!
    
    Delita: You won't confuse me! Nobody uses me!!
    
    [In rage over Teta's death, Delita runs at Algus. Avoiding the 
    knights Delita finds Algus. With swift motion Delita stabs 
    Algus. Blood trickles from his body.]
    
    Algus: Damn you...How could I be beaten by weaklings like you?
    
    [Delita pushes his sword more deeper into Algus's body and 
    then pulls out his sword. Algus dies miserably. His men 
    realizing their leader is dead, vanishes. After the battle, 
    Delita walks over to his sister, Teta, and holds her.]
    
    Ramza: ..Delita.
    
    [The dying Golagros ignites the fort's powder stores.]
    
    Ramza: What was that!? An explosion?? Delita, it's dangerous! 
    Come over here, quick!!
    
    [Delita doesn't move an inch. The base blows knocking Ramza. 
    Ramza stands up.]
    
    Ramza: Delita!!
    
    [The base completely gets destroyed by the explosion.] 
    
    
                 I've taken my whole life for granted.
                        When it came down to it 
                       I dropped it all and ran.
     
    
                        ---=== PRESENT ===---
    
    
    - Outside of Orbonne Monastery -
    --------------------------------
    
    Gafgarion: so, Ramza you know who kidnapped her?
    
    Ramza: ............
    
    [Agrias steps out of the monastery.]
    
    Agrias: He's taking Princess Ovelia with him. Can't be that 
    far.
    
    Gafgarion: Are you going after him?
    
    Agrias: Of course! I couldn't face the royal family unless I 
    do!
    
    Gafgarion: We won't help you. It's not in the contract!
    
    Agrias: We don't need help from one who's not even a knight! A 
    knight must fix his won mistakes. This is one of our 
    responsibilities as guards! Lavian, Alice, let's go!
    
    [Simon, the priest comes out.]
    
    Agrias: Are you all right, Milord?
    
    Simon: The Princess...how is she?
    
    [Agrias shakes her head.]
    
    Agrias: I'm very sorry. I swear I'll get her back!
    
    Simon: ....No. You'd be in danger...
    
    Agrias: Don't worry. I swear on my knight's honor I'll save 
    her!
    
    [Ramza steps forward.]
    
    Ramza: I'll go, too! I won't be a burden!
    
    Gafgarion: Are you crazy?! This's none of your business!
    
    Ramza: I have to know! I must see it with my own eyes!
    
    Gafgarion: You mean, that boy you saw?
    
    [Ramza nods.]
    
    Gafgarion: You're stubborn as a mule. Don't cry to me for help 
    if something happens!
    
    
            ==============================================
            Chapter 2: THE MANIPULATER AND THE SUBSERVIENT
            ==============================================
    
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                    After the king's death                  |
    |                    ======================                  |
    | After the death of King Omdolia, Queen Ruvelia held the    | 
    | reigns of the government. Any officials objecting her      | 
    | policies were ousted, even elder statesmen. The Empress    | 
    | openly criticized the Queen, and was banished to Bunahan,  | 
    | never to return. It is said she was poisoned, but no proof | 
    | was ever found.                                            |
    |                                                            |
    |                 Feud between Larg and Goltana              |
    |                 =============================              |
    | A political struggle erupted between the Prince Larg and   |
    | the son of the late King. They are fighting for the        |
    | regency, who will be guardian to the Prince. The Queen     |
    | sided with Larg, but the officials who oppose her,         |
    | including many Nobles, sided with Goltana. Lately, some    |
    | say Prince Larg will officially be appointed Regent.       |
    |                                                            |
    |                   Peasant riot in Zeltennia                |
    |                   =========================                |
    | A large peasant rebellion has erupted in Zeltennia,        | 
    | Goltana's territory. It was caused by the heavy damage     | 
    | resulting from the previous years drought, as well as      | 
    | growing unease over the rise in taxes after the War. A     |
    | group of ex-Knights, known as the "Ryomoku" seemed to be   | 
    | behind the rebellion. Baron Grims' Black Sheep are         | 
    | struggling to suppress it.                                 |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    [Rad, Alicia, and Lavian joins. The party heads to Dorter.] 
    
    
                        -- Dorter Trade City --
                        =======================
    
    Knight: How about 500 gil per head?
    
    Mercenary: Way too low. 2000. It's 2000 gil a head.
    
    Knight: It would be easy to make all of you heretics, you 
    know.
    
    Mercenary: Is that a threat? ...How about 1000 gil?
    
    [The knight shakes his head.]
    
    Knight: 700. No more.
    
    [The mercenary thinks.]
    
    Mercenary: OK. Done deal.
    
    Knight: They'll be here any minute. Kill all of them. 
    Understand?
    
    [The party arrives at Dorter.]
    
    Knight: Ha, speak of the devil...... There they are. Get them!
    
    [The knight quickly disappears into the shadows. The mercenary 
    looks at the party.]
    
    Mercenary: That's Gafgarion! Damn! 700 was too cheap!
    
    [The mercenary throws his hat and whistles, calling his other 
    mates.]
    
    Gafgarion: Ambush? Going all out, huh?
    
    Agrias: If you don't like it, you can leave!
    
    Gafgarion: I usually don't do freebies, but I'll make an 
    exception!
    
    Agrias: You patronizing...
    
    [Gafgarion releases a 'Night Sword' on one of the enemy thief. 
    The 'Night Sword' quickly gets the job done. Agrias goes left 
    and releases a 'Statis Sword' on the two enemy wizard. A big 
    bulk of ice knocks the two wizard to the ground. One of them 
    is dead and the other is frozen. Ramza feels the wind from a 
    crossbow bolt brush by his hair. Ramza goes towards the first 
    archer and attacks. The sword cuts through the cotton and the 
    archer falls down on the ground. Gafgarion leaps out of the 
    way as another bolt sails past him. Dashing at the archer he 
    cuts the crossbow in two. Gafgarion lifts his sword and tries 
    to kill the archer. The enemy thief quickly throws a knife at 
    Gafgarion. Seeing the knife, Gafgarion quickly moves out of 
    the way. The knife sails through the air and hits the unarmed 
    archer. Laughing mockingly Gafgarion releases the 'Night 
    Sword' at the thief. The thief lifts his arms to ward off the 
    blow. But sadly it cuts straight through him.]
    
    Agrias: There's no time to waste. We must hurry and rescue the 
    Princess!
    
    Gafgarion: Where are we going? Do you know where they went?
    
    Agrias: There is only one place they could've escaped to! 
    Impregnable fortress... Bethla Garrison.
    
    Ramza: Bethla Garrison...
    
    [On their way to Bethla Garisson..... Araguay Woods.]
    
    
                         -- Araguay Woods --
                         ===================
    
    [A chocobo had accidentally wandered inside the goblin's 
    forest. Six Goblins surrounds the poor chocobo.]
    
    Black Goblin: Gob, gob! Gobgobgob!!
    
    [The goblins closes in at the chocobo.]
    
    Chocobo: W-Wark!!
    
    [The party arrives.]
    
    Goblin: Gob, gobu--!!
    
    Agrias: A Chocobo? In this forest?
    
    Gafgarion: Must be pretty stupid to wander into Goblin's 
    forest!
    
    Ramza: 1. We must leave now.
           2. Is he strong in a fight?
    
    
    Ramza: < 1. We must leave now. >
    --------------------------------
    
    Ramza: We can't waste time here. We must get out of this 
    forest....
    
    Gafgarion: Right. We shouldn't do anything that doesn't make 
    money.
    
    Agrias: Sorry, Chocobo... We must save the Princess first. 
    Forgive me.
    
    -- Continues with the game --
    
    
    Ramza: < 2. Is he strong in a fight? >
    --------------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Delita said wild Chocobos are stronger than tame ones. 
    I wonder if he's strong in a fight?
    
    Gafgarion: You want to help him, Ramza? No money in that!
    
    Agrias: He may help us save the Princess...
    
    -- Continues with the game --
    
    [One of Ramza's archers gets an arrow on the surprised Black 
    Goblin. The other goblins seeing their leaders death, runs 
    away.]
    
    Chocobo: W-Wark!!
    
    Ramza: You seem alright.
    
    Gafgarion: You're lucky. You ought to thank Ramza.
    
    
                         -- Zirekile Falls --
                         ====================
    
    [The Chocobo joins the party. Upon their arrival at Zirekile 
    Falls, the party sees Ovelia and Delita on a bridge surrounded 
    by some Hokuten Knights.]
    
    Hokuten Knight: It's over! Surrender! Turn the Princess over 
    to us and we'll spare your life!
    
    Delita: That's a bald faced lie! You want to kill her! Then 
    after that you'll kill me for knowing the truth!
    
    Knight: Ridiculous! We came to help the Princess! Why would we 
    want to kill her? We can't let Goltana keep her!
    
    Agrias: Princess Ovelia!!
    
    Ovelia: Agrias!!
    
    Knight: Great, here comes a crowd! Gafgarion! Kill them!! And 
    do it now!!
    
    Gafgarion: Don't know what's going on, but it's in the 
    contract!
    
    Agrias: Gafgarion, are you betraying us?
    
    Gafgarion: Betraying you? C'mon, this is business. Our job is 
    to kidnap the Princess 'unharmed'. The job is to kill you all 
    and keep things quiet! 
    
    Agrias: What are you getting at? This kidnapping's a sham?
    
    Gafgarion: The Princess is in the way! The Princess should be 
    next in line. If she's alive there'll be nothing but trouble!
    
    [Delita hides the princess behind him.]
    
    Delita: Since you're going to die, I'll let you help me... If 
    the Princess's kidnapped and killed by Goltana, they'll be rid 
    of her and his rivals. I'm sure that's how Prince Larg wrote 
    the scenario. No, Dycedarg probably wrote it. Don't you agree, 
    Ramza?
    
    [Gafgarion steps forward.]
    
    Gafgarion: Right, Ramza. Let's get them all!
    
    Ramza: Another helpless sacrifice... No more! There must not 
    be any more victims like Teta!!
    
    Agrias: Princess Ovelia! We'll save you!!
    
    Gafgarion: I don't think so!
    
    Agrias: Are you sure of what you're doing? The Princess may be 
    adopted but she's still royalty.
    
    Gafgarion: I'm quite sure! Even Princesses can die for getting 
    in the way! That's what 'royal blood' is about!
    
    Agrias: Are you mocking the Pricness!?
    
    Gafgarion: Get in the way, get killed. It's the same for 
    commoners! The only difference is people like you pledging 
    blind loyalty! Unless you make it to the top you're only gonna 
    be used so you're better off dead!
    
    Agrias: Then, I'll save her!!
    
    Ramza: Delita! You're alive!
    
    Delita: Imagine meeting you here! Are your brothers still 
    running your life?
    
    Ramza: Who knows? They never tell me anything? But uh, Delita, 
    are you party to their plot?
    
    Delita: Don't be foolish! I'm here to save the Princess to 
    free her from those who are exploiting her!
    
    Gafgarion: Don't lie to me! You were hired too, weren't you? 
    You were hired to kidnap her for money! Don't play dumb!!
    
    Delita: No, I'm not like you. It's not for the money!
    
    Gafgarion : Then, who's getting in my way? A kid who heard the 
    plan, and decided to save her for justice!? Who hired you? Who 
    told you about the plan? Talk!
    
    Delita: None of your business!
     
    Ovelia: What are you? Ally or enemy?
    
    Delita: Human, just like you!
    
    Ramza: Did you know about this!?  Why, such a dirty trick!?
    
    Gafgarion: Dirty!? There is no 'dirty' when it comes to money. 
    I'm a mercenary. I have to finish the jobs I take. That's 
    called being a pro!
    
    Ramza: Why didn't you tell me? Why?
    
    Gafgarion: If I'd told you, would you have stopped me? If I 
    don't do this, someone else will! Get it? People die all the 
    time without you knowing about it! That's reality! You think 
    you can stop something you know nothing about? 
    
    Ramza: But......but Does that make it right?
    
    Gafgarion: No 'buts'! You're just a child who doesn't want to 
    face reality! If you don't like it, try living without 
    depending on someone else for a change! But don't come 
    complaining to me if you can't!
    
    [Seeing that Gafgarion has joined the enemy troops. Ramza 
    strikes a blow on Gafgarion. Gafgarion tries to dodge the blow 
    but Ramza's sword's tip cuts a deep wound.]
    
    Gafgarion: Dammit! 
    
    [Gafgarion vanishes. The princess moves to a save place. 
    Delita releases 'Holy Explosion' on two knights. The powerful 
    blow is too much for one of the knight and dies. The other 
    gets confused. The confused knight slashes his sword on his 
    nearby friend's neck. The other knight, thinking that he has 
    betrayed them kills him cold-bloodedly. Ramza and Agrias kills 
    off the remaining Hokuten Knights.]
    
    Delita: Leave the Princess with me. It's better for her.
    
    [Agrias blocks Ovelia behind her back.]
    
    Ramza: Delita, what're you scheming?
    
    Delita: Scheming? Don't be foolish. I'm telling the truth. 
    Think about it. Where would you take her after making an enemy 
    of Hokuten? Crack Hokuten troops will come here looking for 
    you any time now. Just where the hell do you plan on escaping 
    to?
    
    Ramza: W, well, I...
    
    Delita: Think carefully. The Princess knows this was Prince 
    Larg's plan. The royal family is not on your side. So what 
    about Goltana? No, he'd execute you just to clear himself.
    
    Agrias: What would you do?
    
    Delita: I'd do what you can't do.
    
    Ramza: What do you mean?
    
    Delita: I can't tell you...
    
    [Delita turns around.]
    
    Delita: I'll leave the Princess with you a little longer.
    
    [Delita starts to walk away.]
    
    Ramza: Delita, I'm glad I could see you again.
    
    [Delita looks down and then up.]
    
    Delita: Teta saved me...
    
    Ramza: What?
    
    Delita: Teta saved me back then...
    
    Ramza: .........
    
    [Delita walks off. Ovelia steps forward.]
    
    Ovelia: Thank you, Delita.
    
    Delita: See you again, Ramza.
    
    [Delita disappears into the shadows.]
    
    Agrias: Ramza, thanks for your support. But are you sure you 
    want to make Hokuten an enemy?
    
    Ramza: Don't worry. I've already decided. The question is, now 
    what should we do? Like Delita said, nobody will help us...
    
    Agrias: We can ask Cardinal Draclau for help...... Glabados 
    church has jurisdiction over Lionel. They might be able to 
    help.
    
    Ramza: Hokuten has to be careful what they do in Lionel.... 
    Let's go. It's the only place for us.
    
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                     Kidnap of the Princess                 |
    |                     ======================                 |
    | Princess Ovelia has been abducted from the Orbonne         | 
    | Monastery. Witnesses say the Knight that disappeared had a | 
    | crest of a Black Lion, believed to be those of the Nanten, | 
    | under Prince Goltana. Goltana strongly denies any          | 
    | involvement. He assembled a group of investigators to      |
    | clear any suspicion, but due to the attempted supression   |
    | of the rebellion in Zeltennia, it seems difficult.         |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    
                        -- Zaland Fort City --
                        ======================
    
    [A man is being chased by the Bart Trading Company in Zaland 
    Fort City.]
    
    Fencer: You can't escape! Give it to us if you value your 
    life!
    
    Young man: What do you want? I don't know what you're talking 
    about.
    
    Fencer: Don't play dumb! Mustadio! Don't care about your 
    father? Just give us the 'holy stone' and we'll return 
    him....OK guys, get him!
    
    [The man jumps up on top of the fort.]
    
    Young man 'Mustadio': And you can tell Rudvich... If he lays a 
    hand on father he'll never see the stone!
    
    [The party comes at Zaland on their way to Lionel.]
    
    Agrias: An argument! Someone's after that young man...
    
    Ramza: 1. Don't want to get involved. 
           2. We have to help him!
    
    
    Ramza: < 1. Don't want to get involved. >
    -----------------------------------------
    
    Ramza: I don't want to be involved, but I can't just leave 
    him. I'll help him!
    
    
    Ramza: < 2. We have to help him! >
    ----------------------------------
    
    Ramza: He'll be killed, if we don't do something! Let's help!
    
    [Mustadio aims and fires a few rounds from his gun. Killing 
    one of the enemy wizard and injuring the enemy archer. The 
    deadly Crush Punch from Agrias shot up from under the enemy 
    knight's feet and killed him immediately. Several rounds of 
    bullets from Mustadio's gun hits the injured archer's neck and 
    another wizard's head. Ramza knocks a knight down, as he 
    recovers from the attack, he watches in horror as the icy bulk 
    of 'Statis Sword' shots down to his head. Ramza stabs his 
    sword on the last menacing archer .] 
    
    Ramza: Are you all right?
    
    Mustadio: Yeah.......I think so. Thanks for helping me.
    
    
    - In a room -
    -------------
    
    Mustadio: They were Troublemakers hired by Bart Company.
    
    Agrias: Bart Company? The Importer?
    
    Mustadio: You know them? They're not just traders. They're a 
    criminal syndicate into everything from smuggling and slavery.
    
    Ramza: Why were they after you?
    
    Mustadio: You know why they call us mechanics?
    
    [Ramza shakes his head.]
    
    Agrias: I hear a 'lost civilization' is hidden under Goug.... 
    When St. Ajora was alive, airships were in the sky, and human 
    robots in town. But time passed, technology was lost, and no 
    one knows if it ever really existed.
    
    Mustadio: But the civilization must have existed. Parts from 
    many airships and machines are buried under Goug. Mechanics 
    are the ones who restore the 'past legacies'.
    
    Ramza: That weird thing you used in the battle, was that one 
    of the machines?
    
    Mustadio: Oh, this? 
    
    [Mustadio brings out his weapon.]
    
    Mustadio: This is called a 'gun'. A metal 'bullet' is 
    propelled by gunpowder. This is the most simple one. They say 
    you used to be able put magic in it and shoot it.
    
    Ramza: Hmm...
    
    Agrias: Why's Bart Company after you?
    
    Mustadio: You said you were going to see the Cardinal. He was 
    a hero of the Fifty Year War. People in Lionel still think of 
    him as a hero. My father, too. The Cardinal is the only one 
    who can unite this country. I know he'd grant your wish. Then 
    the princess would be safe.
    
    Agrias: Yeah, and...?
    
    Mustadio: Can you take me with you? I want to meet the 
    Cardinal.
    
    Agrias: Why?
    
    Mustadio: To save my father! The Cardinal's the only one who 
    can rescue him from Bart! But he wouldn't want to meet some 
    mechanics like myself. So, please. Take me with you!
    
    Agrias: You still hasn't told us why they're after you!
    
    [Mustadio looks down.]
    
    Mustadio: ...I can't tell you now.
    
    Agrias: Then, we can't take you.
    
    Mustadio: I beg you! Trust me! I must see the Cardinal!
    
    [The princess enters the room. Ramza and Agrias kneels down.]
    
    Ovelia: All right. You can come with us.
    
    Mustadio: Really? Thank you, Highness!
    
    Agrias: Remember! You're in the presence of a princess!
    
    [Mustadio kneels down.]
    
    Ovelia: It's all right. Please stand up.
    
    [The three stands up.]
    
    Agrias: All right, then. I trust you.
    
    [Ovelia and the others rests on their way to Lionel Castle.]
    
    Agrias: Princess Ovelia, see? Lionel Castle is over the 
    mountain.
    
    Ovelia: It's still far from this fort. I wonder if Cardinal 
    Draclau will really help us?
    
    Agrias: I hear the Cardinal is very loyal to the royal family. 
    And right now, he's neutral in the dispute between Prince Larg 
    and Prince Goltana. I'm sure he wouldn't defeat justice by 
    turning you over to either one of them.
    
    Ovelia: I hope so......
    
    [Ovelia walks up to a tree and picks up a leaf.]
    
    Agrias: Besides, he is a man of popularity at Glabados Church. 
    They'll accept you if the Cardinal asks them.
    
    Ovelia: I wish I weren't a princess.
    
    [Ovelia drops the leaf.]
    
    Agrias: Princess Ovelia......
    
    [Ramza eavesdrops.]
    
    Ovelia: I was always surrounded by the convent walls...and 
    have only seen the sky through them. I don't think you know, 
    but I was at another monastery before I went to Orbonne. Even 
    after hearing about the adoption by the deceased king, I 
    stayed there for a long time. No, I'm not complaining about 
    that. Just......... People are dying because I'm the princess. 
    It's so painful......
    
    Agrias: Please don't blame yourself. It's not your fault. 
    Those who are trying to take advantage of you are the ones to 
    blame.
    
    [Ovelia takes another leaf from the tree and drops it.]
    
    Ovelia: I met a girl at Orbonne. She said she had also been 
    living in the monastery since birth. We used to laugh at how 
    similar our lives have been. ----Isn't it funny?
    
    [The princess takes another leaf and drops it.]
    
    Agrias: She was the daughter of the Beoulves, Miss. Alma, 
    wasn't she?
    
    Ovelia: She is my only friend...... I wonder if Cardinal 
    Draclau would use me?
    
    Agrias: ..................
    
    Voice of Mustadio: Ramza! Where are you? Shall we go?!
    
    [Mustadio comes out.]
    
    Mustadio: What have you been doing here?
    
    Agrias: How was it?
    
    Mustadio: Fine. It doesn't seem like Hokuten has been here 
    yet.
    
    [Ovelia tries to play the reed flute.]
    
    Ovelia: My friend taught me before, but I can't seem to do it 
    right.
    
    [Ramza walks over and takes a reed. He starts to show Ovelia 
    how to play it.]
    
    Ramza: This is how you do it.
    
    Ovelia: Like this?
    
    [Ovelia also plays the reed flute.]
    
    Ovelia: There! I did it.
    
    [They both starts to play the reed flute. The party heads to 
    Lionel but encounters some mercenaries on their way.]
    
    
                          -- Bariaus Hill --
                          ==================
    
    Rudvich Mercenary: I don't know who you are. But leave the boy 
    with us! We don't want to fight! Hand Mustadio over and there 
    won't be any trouble. OK?
    
    Agrias: Why don't you leave quietly! Tell Rudvich we'll fight 
    anyone who tries to use war to sway the people!
    
    Mercenary: Then I guess we must take him by force! Here goes!!
    
    [Mustadio fires a 'Leg Aim' from his gun and hits the enemy 
    summoner. The side effect of Leg Aim quickly takes place and 
    the shocked summoner is unable to move. Mustadio fires some 
    few well-aimed bullets from his gun, killing two archer and a 
    summoner. Ramza sticks his sword on one of the mercenary but 
    gets a hard blow to his back. Careening from the attack, Ramza 
    loses his balance and tumbles down the ledge. Ramza shoots his 
    arms out just in time to grab a ledge. Ramza carefully climbs 
    up the ledge and swing his sword towards the unarmed knights' 
    back. Agrias's sword strikes home on the last mercenary.]
    
    Ramza: Why are they after you? Will you explain?
    
    Mustadio: Sorry... But I can't tell you now.
    
    [Meanwhile at the office of Igros castle.]
    
    
    - Office of Igros Castle -
    --------------------------
    
    Dycedarg: Do anything to capture Ovelia. The same goes for 
    Agrias and the others. Kill them!
    
    Gafgarion: What about Ramza?
    
    [Dycedarg takes a cup and pours a wine.]
    
    Dycedarg: He's a disgrace to the name Beoulve, and he's in our 
    way. I left him alone because I thought he'd learn how harsh 
    the real world is. I never thought he was that dense.
    
    Gafgarion: Did his strong sense of justice come from his 
    father?
    
    Dycedarg: My father spoiled him. If he obeys orders, fine. If 
    he resists, we have no choice...
    
    [Dycedarg drinks the wine.]
    
    Gafgarion: It's hard to believe his own brother said that. 
    Sickening. But what if the Cardinal gets in our way? With the 
    church supporting him, even the Prince couldn't do anything 
    easily.
    
    Dycedarg: I've already prepared for that. There's no need to 
    worry.
    
    Gafgarion: So that's that? The more I know, the worse you 
    appear.
     
    Dycedarg: If that's how you feel, then you'd best watch your 
    tongue. Don't forget your head can be easily cut off.
    
    Gafgarion: Hey, stop that. I'm your loyal servant. Remember 
    I'm not stubborn like your little brother.
    
    Dycedarg: Then, don't make any mistakes.
    
    Gafgarion: Speaking of that, who did you order to kidnap 
    Ovelia? When I was chasing her in Dorter, someone attacked me. 
    What was that about?
    
    [Dycedarg looks out the window.]
    
    Dycedarg: They found the criminals in the monastery woods-
    dead. Someone learned of our plan and is trying to stop us... 
    Anyhow, as long as Ovelia is with Agrias, there'll be many 
    chances to get her...
    
    Gafgarion: I hope so.
    
    [After going for days and nights the party finally comes at 
    the gate of Lionel Castle.]
    
    
    - The Gate of Lionel Castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    Lionel Castle Knight: Who are you? What do you want?
    
    Agrias: I'm Agrias Oaks of the Lesalia St. Konoe Knights. I 
    came from Orbonne to save the son of God, St. Ajora. Open the 
    gate!
    
    Knight: Saving the St. Ajora is the will of the high priest. 
    The gate will open for he who would save the high priest. Open 
    the gate!
    
    [The gate opens and the party enters the castle. The party 
    meets the Cardinal.]
    
    Draclau: I understand your situation, Agrias. Moreover, I'll 
    send a man to the High Priest in Murond. We'll do something to 
    expose Larg's scheme, and keep the Princess from danger.
    
    Agrias: Will High Priest Funeral help us?
    
    Draclau: Don't worry, Agrias. I'm with you. You must be strong 
    to make the Princess feel at ease. Make yourselves comfortable 
    in this old castle until word comes from the holy land.
    
    Ovelia: Thank you for your kindness.
    
    Draclau: St. Ajora is with us. There's no need to worry. Young 
    mechanic. I heard your wish too. I'll send troops to Goug, to 
    destroy Bart Company.
    
    Mustadio: Thank you.
    
    Draclau: But, would you explain why they're after you two?
    
    Mustadio: I...can't...
    
    Draclau: That's all right... Is this it?
    
    [The Cardinal brings out a shiny red stone.]
    
    Agrias: What is that crystal? 
    
    Draclau: Have you ever heard of the 'Zodiac Brave Story'?
    
    Agrias: You mean that fairy tale, we used to hear in church?
    
    Draclau: Here now! Are you saying the church lied?
    
    Agrias: N-no, I didn't mean that...
    
    Ovelia: Long ago, when the land was much different, 12 brave 
    warriors fought against the Evil Lucavi who ruled the land. 
    After a desperate battle, they sent Lucavi to Hades, and the 
    land was peaceful. They each had crystals with zodiac signs on 
    them, they were called "Zodiac Braves". Ever since then, 
    whenever humans are attacked, the Braves come to save us.
    
    Draclau: You're quite learned, Princess. Just as I expected.
    
    Ovelia: Mr. Simon taught me at the Orbonne Monastery. He also 
    said St. Ajora and the Braves saved Ivalice from chaos.
    
    Draclau: We call the crystals, 'Holy Stones'. This very stone, 
    is the legendary secret stone, the "Zodiac Stone".
    
    Ovelia: I didn't think it really existed.
    
    Draclau: They say its 'Divine Power' surpasses Lucavi's. I 
    feel strange power, but it looks just like an ordinary crystal 
    to me.
    
    Ramza: What's wrong, Mustadio? You look pale.
    
    Draclau: You saw the same stone underground Goug?
    
    Mustadio: Many broken machine parts are buried there. But if 
    the stone gets near the machines, they start to howl.
    
    Draclau: Bart Company's after the stone, right?
    
    Mustadio: I don't know what power the stone has... But Rudvich 
    wants to use its power to make weapons. My father told me 
    never to give the stones to him. So they abducted him.
    
    Draclau: Don't worry, Mustadio. The church will see to his 
    safety. While our men fight, we'll get the stone back.
    
    Mustadio: Y, yes, sir.
    
    Ramza: I'll go to Goug with you.
    
    Mustadio: Thank you, Ramza.
    
    Agrias: We made it this far thanks to you, Ramza.
    
    Ovelia: I wish I could've been more help. Please be careful.
    
    Ramza: That's very thoughtful. Don't worry. We'll be fine.
    
    
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                     Zodiac Brave Story                     |
    |                     ==================                     |
    | Long before Ivalice was united, the land was divided into  |
    | 7 kingdoms: Zeltennia, Fovoham, Lionel, Limberry, Lesalie, | 
    | Gallione, and Murond. Each tried to expand their territory | 
    | and the struggles continued for hundreds of years, until   |
    | an ambitious new King, was born in Murond. He gathered a   | 
    | great army from all over Ivalice and fought, but victory   |
    | did not come easily. Then the King found a secret way to   | 
    | summon a Magic God from the netherworld. But when he tried | 
    | to use its powers, the Magic God killed the King and tried | 
    | to destroy the world... 12 brave souls defeated the Devils | 
    | summoned by the Magic God and sent him back to the         | 
    | netherworld. At this time, the 12 warriors were crested    |
    | with 12 zodiac symbols, and people began to call them the  | 
    | "Zodiac Braves".                                           |
    |                                                            |
    |                        Zodiac Stone                        |
    |                        ============                        |
    | Crystals said to be made in a mythic area. With a zodiac   | 
    | symbol carved on their surface, the crystal was known as   |
    | the "Zodiac Stone of the 12 zodiac symbols". The stones    |
    | are said to have holy powers used by the Zodiac Braves to  | 
    | work miracles. The last time they were seen was during St. | 
    | Ajora's time, no one has seen them since...                |
    |                                                            |
    |                  Bart Company's dark rumor                 |                
    |                  =========================                 |
    | Bart Trading Company, based in Warjilis, is increasing in  | 
    | popularity because it donates heavily to projects          |
    | improving the infrastructure and orphanages. But they are  | 
    | not only known for their charity. Some say they are a      | 
    | criminal outfit involved in opium smuggling, slavery and   | 
    | even murder. Who knows the real truth about this company?  |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    
    << Flashback >>
    ---------------
    
    Besrodio: Listen, Mustadio. Take this and run!
    
    [Besrodio gives a yellow shiny stone to Mustadio.]
    
    Mustadio: Run? Where?
    
    [Outside the room....]
    
    Rudvich Mercenary: I know you're in there! Open the door!!
    
    [Mustadio holds his father's hand.]
    
    Mustadio: Father! Let's get out of here!
    
    Besrodio: My legs are useless! Just go on without me!!
    
    Mustadio: I can't leave you alone!
    
    Besrodio: The Holy stone has enough power to destroy a 
    country! Can't let Rudvich get it! Hide it in a safe place! 
    And ask Cardinal Draclau to help you! I know he will!
    
    [Rudvich and his mercenary breaks inside the room.]
    
    Rudvich: You've wasted enough time. Now, give me the stone!
    
    Besrodio: Go now! Mustadio!!
    
    [The mercenaries rushes in to catch Mustadio.]
    
    Besrodio: Hurry!!
    
    [Mustadio escapes.]
    
    Rudvich: After him!! Get him!
    
    << End of Flashback >>
    ----------------------
    
    [After the tough fight with the monsters of Zigolis Swamp. The 
    two finally comes to Goug Machine City.]
    
    
                        -- Goug Machine City --
                        =======================
    
    Mustadio: I don't see anyone from Bart Company. It doesn't 
    even look like there was a fight.... Something's strange.... 
    I'll check it out. See you later.
    
    Ramza: Where?
    
    [Mustadio points at the slums.]
    
    Mustadio: The slums over there... they shouldn't attract 
    attention.
    
    Ramza: All right. Be careful.
    
    Mustadio: Right. Leave it to me.
    
    [Mustadio leaves to check things out. Night falls and Ramza 
    arrives at the slums to meet Mustadio.]
    
    
    - Slums -
    ---------
    
    Ramza: He's late.... Too late.
    
    [Rain starts to pour down.]
    
    Ramza: Think Mustadio was caught?
    
    Man's voice: Are you his friend?
    
    Ramza: Who are you!?
    
    [Two female archer and a man comes out to greet Ramza.]
    
    Ill-looking man: Bring him!
    
    [A thief brings out the captured Mustadio.]
    
    Mustadio: S...Sorry, Ramza.
    
    Ramza: Are you OK, Mustadio!!? 
    
    [Ramza tries to free Mustadio.]
    
    Man: That's far enough. Don't move any closer! 
    
    Ramza: So, you're Rudvich!! Let Mustadio go!!
    
    Rudvich: Give me the "Holy Stone". Then you can have him back. 
    [looks at Mustadio] C'mon! Where'd you hide it? Talk!
    
    Mustadio: ...
    
    Rudvich Won't talk, huh? Even after seeing this? 
    
    [The man gives the signal and another thief comes out holding 
    Mustadio's father.]
    
    Mustadio: Father! Are you OK!?
    
    Besrodio: I'm all right... Don't give him the 'Holy Stone'.
    
    Rudvich: Put him in there!
    
    [The thief shoves Besrodio into a room.]
    
    Rudvich: Ready to confess now?
    
    [Mustadio looks down.]
    
    Mustadio: Inside the chimney... at Ramza's feet...
    
    Rudvich: Well then, you pick it up! If you want to save his 
    life!
    
    [Ramza gets the hidden holy stone from inside the chimney.]
    
    Ramza: This...? Let them go!
    
    Rudvich: First give me the stone!
    
    Ramza: Let them go, first!!
    
    Rudvich: Throw the stone! Then, we'll let them go!
    
    [Ramza throws the stone at Rudvich and frees Mustadio. The 
    stone shines in Rudvich's hand.]
    
    Rudvich: The Zodiac Stone! Finally we've got it! The 
    Cardinal'll be very pleased! Good job. I'm done now. You take 
    care of the rest. Get rid of them!
    
    [Rudvich disappears into the darkness with the stone.]
    
    Ramza: Draclau was in on it, too?
    
    [Ramza swings his sword and cuts the throat of the nearest 
    thief. Mustadio runs towards the other thief and nails him 
    with a punch. The other escapes into the darkness.]
    
    Mustadio: Will my father be all right?
    
    
    - Mustadio's house -
    --------------------
    
    Besrodio: Don't worry about me.... They got the stone. 
    Rudvich'll try to revive the machines beneath Goug with its 
    power. He may even try to use the divine power with Bart 
    Company. Not much we can do now...
    
    Mustadio: Heh, heh... Good for them.
    
    Besrodio: What do you mean?
    
    [Mustadio brings out a shiny crystal. The holy stone shines.]
    
    Mustadio: I made a fake one in case something like this 
    happened. 
    
    Ramza: You mean, they got a fake?
    
    Mustadio: That's right. They must be going crazy now.
    
    Ramza: Princess Ovelia and Agrias are in danger....!
    
    Mustadio: What do you mean?
    
    Ramza: The Cardinal joined Bart to get the stone. He may take 
    the Princess hostage.
    
    Mustadio: Ridiculous! Making an enemy of the royal family! 
    
    Ramza: Why do you think the Cardinal wanted the stone? People 
    are sick of long wars and political in fighting. Draclau wants 
    to use the 'Zodiac Brave Story'. Creating 'Zodiac Braves' by 
    collecting holy stones, he can control the world.
    
    Besrodio: He is right. We can't give the stone to the 
    Cardinal.
    
    Ramza: Let's save the Princess and Agrias!
    
    Mustadio: Right. But the way to Lionel is probably sealed. 
    We'll use a ship to sneak in the back of the castle.
    
    [The party sails to Warjilis Trade City, taking the stone with 
    them.]
    
    
                       -- Warjilis Trade City --
                       =========================
    
    Ramza: There aren't any Lionel troops in Warjilis....
    
    [Ramza walks off the ship and faces an old friend.]
    
    Ramza: Delita! Why are you here!?
    
    Delita: Don't take our information network too lightly.
    
    Ramza: 'Our'?
    
    Delita: Go back to Igros, for your own sake. It's healthier to 
    keep your nose out of certain things like Princesses and 
    stones.
    
    Ramza: Delita, what do you mean?
    
    Delita: rescuing the Princess only solves one problem. But I 
    can save her from all of them. 
    
    Ramza: What do you mean? I don't understand.
    
    Delita: The best ways don't always lead to the best results. 
    You can't save her no matter what. Remember that.
    
    [Delita walks away.]
    
    Ramza: Wait, Delita. What are you trying to do?
    
    Delita: Larg, Goltana, your brothers, everyone... Haven't 
    noticed they're all swept up in the same flow. I'm just going 
    against it. That's all...... I'll see you again, if we live 
    that long.
    
    [Delita leaves.]
    
    Ramza: Delita...
    
    [Meanwhile at Lionel Castle...]
    
    
                          -- Lionel Castle --
                          ===================
    
    Gafgarion: You're using the princess as bait to get the stone 
    back? That's not some thing a holyman would do.
    
    Rudvich: Bastard! Things would've been fine if you hadn't let 
    them escape!
    
    Gafgarion: There were some mistakes, but it wasn't my fault!
    
    Draclau: Enough, Rudvich. I'll return Ovelia to Dycedarg as 
    promised. It was our intention, too. But don't you need to get 
    rid of those who know about the kidnapping? The thief who 
    stole the stone is with them. You can catch them all by using 
    the Princess as bait. 2 birds with one stone.
    
    Gafgarion: Exactly. But what if...?
    
    Draclau: You are being weak.
    
    Gafgarion: 'Careful' is more like it. You've got to be careful 
    to survive on a battlefield.
    
    Draclau: All right. I'll make sure you're protected. Also, 
    we'll prepare bait just incase. 
    
    Gafgarion: Good. The woman will make perfect bait. I'll get 
    rid of them. I'm more reliable then him!
    
    Rudvich: How dare you!
    
    Draclau: Fine. I'll leave it to you.
    
    Rudvich: Are you serious?
    
    Draclau: Don't let me down, Gafgarion.
    
    Gafgarion: No problem. I'll even get the stone back! 
    
    [Gafgarion leaves the room.]
    
    Rudvich: Why him...?
    
    Draclau: You failed enough. Now you must take 
    responsibility...
    
    Rudvich: W, What...?
    
    [Draclau kills Rudvich.]
    
    
                         -- Bariaus Valley --
                         ====================
      
    [Agrias is seen running.]
    
    Man's voice: Where are you? Don't try to escape!!
    
    [The man finds Agrias.]
    
    Lionel Knight: So here you are...
    
    [The knight calls out his other troopers.]
    
    Knight: Give yourself up!
    
    [Ramza and the party comes for the rescue.]
    
    Knight: What!?
    
    Ramza: I'm protecting Agrias! Geronimo!
    
    Agrias: Ramza! Why are you here!?
    
    Ramza: I was going to attack the castle flank to save you. 
    But, why are you here?
    
    Agrias: The Cardinal secretly plotted with Larg from the 
    start! We tried to escape but only the Princess got caught!! I 
    couldn't save her. They're about to execute her. We must 
    hurry!!
    
    Ramza: First, we have to get rid of them somehow...
    
    [Agrias pulls her sword out of her sheath just in time to 
    escape the blow of an enemy knight wielding a broadsword. 
    Ramza pulls out his sword and strikes down a nearby archer. 
    Agrias waits for the enemy knight to attack. The knight 
    finally moves and so does Agrias. With lightning speed Agrias 
    gets him first. One of Ramza's wizards hits a knight with 
    Bolt2. A pathetic scream escapes from the knight's mouth. An 
    enemy archer's arrow sways through Ramza's arm, lancing the 
    skin deeply. Ramza in pain, rushes at the archer. The archer 
    trembles in fear and fumbles for an arrow. Ramza comes near 
    the arches. With one blow, the bow cloven in two falls to the 
    ground. Ramza lifts his sword and slices the enemy's throat.]
    
    Ramza: Are you all right, Agrias?
    
    Agrias: Yes, I'm alright, but we must hurry! She's going to be 
    executed at the Gologrand Execution Site. Let's hurry!
    
    Ramza: Yes, let's go!
    
    
                     -- Gologrand Execution Site --
                     ==============================
    
    Executioner: Any last words? No? I see.
    
    Knight of Lionel troop: Huh? The Enemy!!
    
    [Ramza and his troops comes to their destination.]
    
    Ramza: That's far enough! Return the Princess, now!
    
    Executioner: Heh, heh, heh.... You fell into a trap!
    
    Ramza: !?
    
    [The executioner takes off his disguise.]
    
    Gafgarion: You're still too naive, kid.
    
    Ramza: Where is the Princess!?
    
    Gafgarion: At Lionel Castle. Where's the stone?
    
    Ramza: Stone?
    
    Gafgarion: Stop playing dumb. The stone you stole from the 
    Cardinal. You're with the one who stole it. Just hand it over!
    
    Ramza: If you want it, you'll have to take it!
    
    Gafgarion: Seems you've matured a bit. Then I will!
    
    [The flow of battle was not on Ramza's side. Ramza and his 
    troops were outnumbered. To prevent being surrounded, Ramza 
    and his men split up. Gafgarion's Night Sword starts to cause 
    great problem for Ramza's troop.]
    
    Gafgarion: It's not too late! Let's go back to Igros! Your 
    brother, Dycedarg said he'd forgive you! Come on, wake up!!
    
    Ramza: No, I won't be involved in any more wrong doing! 
    
    Gafgarion: 'Wrong doing'? What do you mean by that? You are a 
    Beoulve! You have a mission to accomplish. 'Wrong doing', 
    indeed! It's your mission, don't be such a fool!
    
    Ramza: My brothers are making war for personal reasons! What 
    else can you call it other than 'evil'?
    
    Gafgarion: You must make 'sacrifices' to accomplish anything! 
    Without 'sacrifice' there's no progress, nor history! Look at 
    Ivalice! Corrupt! Someone must change it!! Your brothers are 
    trying to do that! Even if it means 'wrong doing'!
    
    Ramza: But that doesn't mean I should leave her stranded! 
    
    Gafgarion: Forget about Ft. Zeakden! It couldn't be helped! 
    You're a Beoulve. You have a given duty! It is your fate!
    
    Ramza: It's fate that let Teta die? No, that's wrong! We 
    killed her out of convenience... Yes, us! I've run from the 
    truth long enough...I killed her...
    
    Agrias: Ramza, are you really a Beoulve?
    
    Gafgarion: Didn't you know, Agrias? His name is Ramza Beoulve. 
    One of the Beoulve family.
    
    Ramza: It's true I'm a Beoulve! But I'm not like my brothers! 
    I never knew about kidnapping the princess! I swear it! 
    
    Agrias: No doubt in my mind! I believe you!!
    
    Gafgarion: This is ridiculous! One girls had died, so what? We 
    must first think about 'justice'!
    
    Ramza: There's no 'justice' in using and deceiving people! I 
    can't ignore people dying for 'justice'! I'll save Princess 
    Ovelia!
    
    Gafgarion: Stubborn kid!
    
    Agrias: What're you going to do with the Princess!?
    
    Gafgarion: My contract's to take her back to Gallione. I have 
    no idea what Larg will do after that.
    
    Agrias: You're using her as a tool for battle! Same as you! 
    Larg and Dycedarg are using you, too! Aren't you ashamed of 
    yourself? Don't you have any pride?
    
    Gafgarion: What's the use? I gave mine up long ago!
    
    [However, the battle soon brought the best out of Ramza's 
    troop. Everybody was working like one person. Ramza manages to 
    kill two knights. Ramza and his troop finds themselves reeling 
    back the enemy down. Gafgarion realizing this, quickly went in 
    for a blow at Ramza. Ramza barely dodges the blow and counter 
    attacked, injuring him a little. Gafgarion glanced around his 
    surroundings. Ramza's best monk scored a jaw-breaking hit on 
    one of his archer. The battle was clearly on Ramza's side.]
    
    Gafgarion: Damn it! I didn't expect you to be this 
    strong......! Retreat for now!!
    
    [Gafgarion and his remaining troops retreats.]
    
    Ramza: We must go to Lionel Castle immediately!!
    
    
    - In a cell in Lionel Castle -
    ------------------------------
    
    Delita: Aren't you eating? You can't go on without food.
    
    Ovelia: ...
    
    Delita: No one will mourn your death. In fact, it should make 
    most people happy. You won't die. Just eat the food.
    
    Ovelia: I knew you were in with the Cardinal. If you aren't 
    turning me over to Larg, what's your plan?
    
    Delita: Taking you somewhere you belong... that's all.
    
    Ovelia: So, you're using me, too. But you can't make me do 
    whatever you want.
    
    Delita: You have no other choice if you want to live.
    
    Ovelia: What's that mean?
    
    Delita: It means....
    
    [Draclau and a man walks inside the cell.]
    
    A Knight: So, she is Ovelia...?
    
    Cardinal Draclau: How are you, Princess? If you'd behaved, you 
    wouldn't be here now.
    
    Knight: Hmmm, she's almost too good a substitute for a 
    Princess.
    
    Draclau: Heh, heh...Mr. Vormav, she doesn't know yet.
    
    Vormav: I see...poor girl.
    
    Ovelia: What are you talking about?
    
    Vormav: Listen carefully. You're not Ovelia.
    
    Ovelia: What......?
    
    Vormav: The real princess died long ago. You're a substitute.
    
    Ovelia: No, that's a lie!!
    
    Vormav: It's not a lie. You are not Ovelia. Old Senators who 
    didn't care for Princess Luveria, made you... So someday you'd 
    succeed the throne, ousting the Princess. They killed 2 older 
    Princes making it look like illness, and adopted you as 
    Princess. They all thought Omdolia was too weak to make 
    another son so you took the throne. However, Orinas was born. 
    Even now, no one's sure if the Prince is really his son. Larg 
    may have had "seeds" planted to make his sister the King's 
    mother... In any case, the old men's plan was ruined.
    
    Ovelia: Liar! I don't believe it!
    
    Vormav: Think what you will. Whether you're a Princess or not 
    doesn't matter to us. What matters is that we have an ace up 
    our sleeve called a 'Princess'...
    
    Ovelia: What are you going to do to me? What do you want?
    
    Vormav: Nothing. Just be a 'Princess' as you are now.
    
    Ovelia: My ancestors were Atkaschas! No one can control me!
    
    Vormav: Then what? If Larg catches you, he'll kill you... 
    right? We just want to help you take the throne...
    
    Ovelia: Who are you?
    
    Vormav: We're neither allies of Larg nor supporters of 
    Goltana. Just 'collaborators'.
    
    Draclau: Vormav, let her calm down. Once she comes to her 
    senses she won't refuse our help.
    
    Vormav: Yes...... you're right.
    
    [Draclau leaves the cell.]
    
    Vormav: Let's go, Delita!
    
    [Vormav and Delita also leaves the cell.]
    
    
    - At the gate of Lionel Castle -
    --------------------------------
    
    [Ramza and his troop secretly arrives at the gate of Lionel 
    Castle. Ramza tries to open the gate.]
    
    Ramza: Wait there. I'll open the gate.
    
    Familiar voice: Not so fast!
    
    [Gafgarion comes out from the shadows.]
    
    Gafgarion: You got in all right, but didn't notice an ambush.
    
    [Gafgarion whistles. His men comes out from the shadows behind 
    Ramza's troop.]
    
    Ramza: Damn!!
    
    Gafgarion: Ramza! It's me you must fight with! En garde!!
    
    [Ramza's troop charges at the enemy. While that was happening 
    the two man, looked at each other's eyes, ready to pull their 
    swords. Ramza made the mistake by underestimating Gafgarion. 
    Ramza made the first move and pulled out his sword. Ramza 
    charges with incredible speed, Gafgarion also pulls out his 
    sword. Gafgarion strikes a blow at Ramza. Ramza ducks just in 
    time to feel the wind from the sword brush by his hair, 
    cutting some of his hair down. He had to think and fight 
    quickly. He swings a blow but Gafgarion blocks it with his 
    sword, partially deflecting it. Ramza then leaps out of the 
    way as two attacks from Gafgarion's sword narrowly misses him, 
    Ramza saw the opening and wasting no time strikes a blow at 
    Gafgarion's open body. The blow connects. The Dark Knight 
    falls on his knee, a pool of blood slowly drips from Ramza's 
    sword.]
    
    Gafgarion: Ugnn...is this...end?
    
    Ramza: Goodbye, Gafgarion......
    
    [Ramza pulls out his sword from Gafgarion's body, the Knight 
    falls down on the ground silently.]
    
    Ramza: We must save the princess before reinforcements arrive!
    
    [Ramza and his troop successfully infiltrates inside the 
    castle and finds the Cardinal.]
    
    
    - Inside Lionel Castle -
    ------------------------
    
    Draclau: Gafgarion is not as good as he says... Or was it bad 
    luck? Anyhow, you're good. You have Beoulve blood in your 
    veins. Even if you are a bastard.
    
    [The Cardinal slowly walks down to confront the party.]
    
    Draclau: But, I don't need your interference anymore. Leave 
    the stone here. If you resist, I'll show no mercy...
    
    Ramza: Where is Princess Ovelia?
    
    Draclau: Why must you save her? You deserted the Beoulves. 
    What can you change by yourself? Don't waste energy. Without 
    power, nothing can be achieved... You're powerless.
    
    Ramza: Where's the Princess?
    
    Draclau: She's not here. She left for Zeltennia. She chose our 
    help over yours.
    
    Ramza: That's a lie!!
    
    Draclau: She has begun to think for herself. She felt unsure 
    of you and chose us for obvious reasons to take the throne. 
    Why don't you join us? You want to get the best of your 
    brothers sails, right? We care about the world, too. How about 
    it?
    
    Ramza: I don't want to change the world! I just can't allow 
    people to suffer and die because of some elitist's ideas. 
    Change the world? You think anyone really can? I'm not that 
    reckless!!
    
    Draclau: Ha, ha, ha... You're the one holding the stone. You 
    can change not only the world, but the truth of everything 
    with its power. Since you don't seem to understand, let me 
    show you.
    
    [The Cardinal brings out a red crystal from his pocket. 
    Lights, souls and demons flashes around the Cardinal. Huge 
    ball of light flashes around the Cardinal, turning him to a 
    demon.]
    
    Tainted King, Queklain: Hya, ha, ha! How about that? 
    Surprised? Now, let me have my fun. Let me hear your screams 
    and suffering death cries!
    
    [Hard and tough battle emerges. After several blows from the 
    troop injures the tainted king.]
    
    Queklain: I'm immortal...how can I be losing....? It's 
    impossible. I can't...die...until he resurrects...
    
    [The Cardinal vanishes leaving the red stone. The stone 
    flashes and falls down on the ground. The haunting scream of 
    the Cardinal is heard just as the stone falls on the ground.]
    
    
    - Inside of Zeltennia Castle -
    ------------------------------
    
    [Delita successfully delivers the Princess to Goltana. Upon 
    hearing this Goltana arranges a meeting with him.]
    
    Goltana: It's you... who saved Ovelia.
    
    Delita: Delita- Black Sheep knight under Baron Grims, and 
    Hyral. I was sent by order of Baron Grims to save the 
    Princess. I've returned- Mission completed.
    
    Minister Gelwan: ...Hyral? Never heard of him.
    
    Goltana: The Baron died in battle last month with the Ryomoku. 
    The Black Sheep were entirely wiped out.
    
    Delita: That's why I returned.
    
    Goltana: How's the Princess?
    
    Kanbabrif: Sleeping soundly, she's exhausted from the long 
    trip.
    
    Orlandu: I heard you brought a prisoner?
    
    Delita: Yes, sir. Bring him!
    
    [A knight brings the prisoner inside the room.]
    
    Delita: Why did you kidnap the Princess?
    
    Prisoner: We framed Goltana to prevent him from 
    Lesalia,...taking the regency.
    
    Delita: Who gave you the order? Prince Larg?
    
    Prisoner: One of Goltana's aids who wants to join Larg.
    
    [Minister Gelwan steps forward to silent the prisoner.]
    
    Gelwan: Ridiculous! No aids would do that! Silence this lout!
    
    Goltana: No need. Listen.
    
    Delita: Who is that?
    
    Prisoner: ......
    
    Delita: Talk! Now!
    
    Prisoner: Will you save my life?
    
    Delita: All right, I promise. Who is it!!?
    
    Prisoner: Him... Minister Gelwan.
    
    Gelwan: How dare you! It's a lie! I don't even know you!
    
    Delita: Who seduced you? The Queen?
    
    Gelwan: That's absurd! I don't know anything!
    
    Delita: Treason's a serious crime, Minister?
    
    [Delita draws his sword from his sheath. The knight and the 
    prisoner steps back immediately. Orlandu quickly puts his hand 
    on Excalibur's hilt, ready to draw.]
    
    Gelwan: I said I don't know a thing!
    
    [Delita lifts his sword to strike. Minister Gelwan quickly 
    runs for the door but takes a fatal blow to his back from 
    Delita's sword. Delita puts his sword back to his sheath and 
    bow downs before Goltana. Orlandu takes his hand from 
    Excalibur's hilt.]
    
    Delita: Let me say this! We must go to the capital with the 
    Nanten now! Or they may hold you responsible for this plot. 
    First, let's remove Orinas and the Queen, then get the 
    Princess on the throne!
    
    
                        Goltana went to Lesalia
                    and confined Ruvelia in Bethla
                     for kidnapping the Princess,
                      and let the Princess accede
                            to the throne.
    
                     But Larg insisted Orinas was
                     the legitimate successor and
                     had him accede to the throne.
                      Then Larg became the regent
                            as a guardian.
    
                          Immediately after,
                            Larg sent the
                         Hokuten let by Orinas
                    to Bethla to rescue the Queen.
                     Meanwhile, Goltana sent the
                        Nanten led by Ovelia...
    
                     This is the beginning of the
                      upheavel which would later
                     be called the 'Lion War'....
    
    
    [3 months passed since the outbreak of the Lion War. Days 
    passed, the frontlines expanded as did the intensity of the 
    conflicts. Without any decisive victor, both Larg and 
    Goltana's armies were being exhausted. Hunger and high taxes 
    overwhelmed the people.]
    
    
                         -- Bethla Garrison --
                         =====================
    
    Bolmna: 20,000 dead. Counting both sides, that makes 40,000... 
    Well over 200,000 injured just in our troops alone.
    
    Elmdor: Casualties aren't the only problem, foodstock is short 
    as we expected. The real problem's the drought. There's no 
    food and tax revenues are reduced. Storage is at less than a 
    half.
    
    Blansh: Larg's probably facing the same problem. I hear crops 
    were ruined before harvest, due to rain.
    
    Orlandu: More serious are those made destitute by the war. 
    According to Olan, more than 100,000 refugees have come to 
    Lesalia.
    
    Blansh: Ha, ha...Good! Larg'll have problems getting food.
    
    Orlandu: This is no laughing matter! The same could happen 
    here. Many refugees may come here! Should we start peace 
    talks!
    
    Goltana: I understand your concerns. But, we cannot stop the 
    war. We'll increase tax by 30%. Make sure no one trades grain 
    at high prices. Also keep an eye on all refugees entering 
    Limberry. 
    
    Orlandu: Larg is in difficulty too. It's not too late for a 
    peace settlement.
    
    Goltana: Enough, Orlandu! A peace settlement won't occur.
    
    Orlandu: Our nation exists because of the people! We exist 
    because of them. Farmers suffered the most in the War! Raising 
    taxes would hurt them even more. The soldiers are also 
    suffering from lack of food. It's impossible to continue 
    physically and mentally.
    
    Goltana: Mentally? Are you becoming a coward?
    
    Orlandu: In the last War, we served by keeping Ordolia out of 
    our land!
    
    Goltana: Are you saying there's no right in this battle? Since 
    when did you start talking about 'hypocrisy'? You can't go 
    easy on them. It's for the people! We can't allow a corrupt 
    royal family to oppress the people any longer. We fight!
    
    Blansh: He's right. Just a little longer before it's over! I 
    never expected to hear that from the one they used to call 
    'T.G. Cid'.
    
    Orlandu: A little longer? Where'd you get that idea? How can 
    you be optimistic? Are you blind?
    
    [Blansh gets up from his chair.]
    
    Blansh: Your words are harsh!!
    
    Goltana: Enough! I'm disappointed in you, Orlandu. Any more 
    harsh words may mean your life!
    
    [Blansh sits down.]
    
    Orlandu: ......
    
    Goltana: I won't say this again. If any more of you disagree 
    with my plans, go now! Understand? Orlandu!
    
    
                        ======================
                        Chapter 3: THE VALIANT
                        ======================
    
                          Delita told me that
                          there is a big tide
                       and he goes against it...
    
                 If this age of war is the "big tide" 
                      like a fate we can't avoid, 
                         can I go against it?
    
                    Now I head for Lesalia to tell 
                   my brother Zalbag there's someone 
                       manipulating this war...
    
    
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    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                       Future of the War                    |
    |                       =================                    |
    | Three months have passed since the Battle at Gulofavia     |
    | -The first all out battle on a plain bordered by Lesalia   |
    | and Limberry-. The death toll for the two armies reached   | 
    | nearly 400,000. This battle between those that fought side | 
    | by side during the War is only creating many casualties    |
    | with no end in sight. Many see the situation as a          |
    | stalemate, and its length has brought pessimism among the  | 
    | people.                                                    |
    |                                                            |
    |                   Rescue of Princess Ovelia                |
    |                   =========================                |
    | Princess Ovelia, abducted from Orbonne Monastery has been  |
    | safely rescued. The mastermind behind her abduction was    |
    | Gelwan, a close official to Goltana and Queen Ruvelia.     | 
    | Trying to bring her son to the throne, it was the Queen's  | 
    | plan, to persuade the Minister -But, those supporting the  | 
    | Queen strongly deny these allegations-. Furthermore, the   | 
    | Minister has been already been executed. The one who       |
    | rescued the Princess was a young Knight named Delita, an   | 
    | assistant Black Sheep Knight under Baron Grims. Recognized | 
    | for his heroism, he is expected to be the next leader of   |
    | the Black Sheep now that the seat is vacant since the      |
    | Baron was killed fighting the "Ryomoku"!                   |
    |                                                            |
    |                        Draclau's death                     |
    |                        ===============                     |
    | 3 months have passed since the death of Draclau, due to    | 
    | illness. There are rumors that the leader of Lionel Castle | 
    | was really assassinated. There is even one rumor that it   |
    | was a murder by an "Unidentified monster". To support      |
    | these theories, there was an attack upon the castle by     | 
    | thieves, the night before his death causing many death and | 
    | injuries. The cause of death was said to be people were    | 
    | "crushed to death."                                        |
    |                                                            |
    |                   Drought and flood damage                 |
    |                   ========================                 |
    | 10 years ago, the kingdom had a terribly bad harvest.      | 
    | Zeltennia and Limbbery were devasted by drought and their  | 
    | harvests were half the norm. On the other hand, Gallione   |
    | and Fovoham, were devasted by floods. The harvests in the  | 
    | west were about half the norm as well. People left         |
    | destitute in the war and people suffering from famine      | 
    | migrated to Lesalia seeking refuge.                        |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    [On their way to Lesalia, the party comes across a wooden 
    house. A young man climbs on top of the house.]
    
    Roar: Where! Where did he run!?
    
    [The young man moves.]
    
    A roar: Up there! Up the roof!!
    
    [A gang of thieves comes out and surrounds the house.]
    
    Olan: Surrounded...
    
    [The leader climbs up the roof and greets the man.]
    
    Thief: I don't know who you are. Too bad you stumbled on us.
    
    Olan: Next time put a sign outside saying "Thieves' hideout".
    
    Thief: Hya, ha! Damn blabbermouth. Now, give yourself up.
    
    [Ramza and his troop decides to help the helpless man.]
    
    Ramza: Something weird's going on in here...
    
    Thief: We have many visitors today. Let's get them all 
    together!
    
    [Ramza and his troop prepares to fight but then watches in 
    amazement as Olan uses Galaxy Stop.]
    
    Olan: Destiny lies in my hands! Stop movement! Galaxy Stop!
    
    [The place flashes around in a weird light. Time seems to be 
    not moving and all of a sudden the thieves freezes. Using the 
    opportunity Ramza's troop cuts the throats of the thieves.]
    
    Ramza: Are you all right?
    
    Olan: Thank you for saving me. My name is Olan Durai. What is 
    yours?
    
    Ramza: Ramza Beoulve.
    
    [Olan gives a strange reaction upon hearing Ramza's name.]
    
    Olan: !!
    
    Ramza: Is something wrong?
    
    Olan: Oh, nothing. Never mind. Where are you going anyway?
    
    Ramza: To Lesalia. If you're going that way we could go along.
    
    Olan: Too bad, I'm going the other way. Thanks for the offer.
    
    Ramza: Well, be careful.
    
    Olan: You too.
    
    [The two shakes hands with each other.]
    
    Olan: I'll see you later. Stay alive, till then.
    
    Ramza: Oh, uh, yeah...
    
    [The two goes separate ways.]
    
    
                    -- Lesalia Imperial Capital --
                    ==============================
    
    [Ramza finally comes to Lesalia and meets up with his brother, 
    Zalbag.]
    
    Zalbag: What's wrong? Why aren't you sitting? I was surprised 
    to know you're in Lesalia. Alma's here, too. See her before 
    you go.
    
    Ramza: Brother...
    
    Zalbag: What?
    
    Ramza: Can you stop the war?
    
    Zalbag: Don't be ridiculous!
    
    Ramza: What's the purpose? Beoulves have fought to protect the 
    people, not royalty. But now, they're fighting for self-
    interest...
    
    Zalbag: You don't know anything!
    
    Ramza: You don't understand, brother! This battle's someone's 
    plot! Someone's using Larg and Goltana!!
    
    Zalbag: Using...? What are you talking about?
    
    Ramza: I don't know much either...... Dycedarg tried to kidnap 
    the princess to keep Goltana from the throne. But someone took 
    the Princess to Goltana. If she was killed then, Goltana would 
    have been killed as a traitor.
    
    [Zalbag gets up from his chair.]
    
    Zalbag: Dycedarg planned the kidnap? Ramza! You're saying your 
    own brother came up with such a plot!?
    
    [Ramza steps back.]
    
    Ramza: Don't you know anything!?
    
    Zalbag: You fool!! Don't you trust your flesh? Get out! Go 
    back to Igros!!
    
    Ramza: Don't you believe me?!
    
    Zalbag: How am I supposed to believe an irreverent kid like 
    you! I've cared about you being my half-brother but, after all 
    bad blood is bad blood. Not suitable for a Beoulve!
    
    Ramza: ...Zalbag...
    
    [A Hokuten Knight comes in rushing into the room.]
    
    Hokuten Knight: Your Excellency! I was told "T.G. Cid" broke 
    through Doguola Pass!
    
    Zalbag: What!? I thought they were at Bethla! We'll have an 
    assembly! Tell everyone to join!! I'll be there, too!!
    
    Knight: Yes, sir!
    
    [Zalbag and the knight leaves the room.]
    
    
    - Back gate of Lesalia Castle -
    -------------------------------
    
    [Ramza steps out to go.]
    
    Alma: Ramza, wait!
    
    [Alma comes to meet Ramza.]
    
    Ramza: Alma...
    
    Alma: You were going to leave without telling me?
    
    Ramza: I hate good byes...
    
    Alma: You won't be back, will you?
    
    Ramza: Delita is alive.
    
    Alma: What?
    
    Ramza: Delita helped kidnap the Princess.
    
    Alma: What does all this mean?
    
    Ramza: I thought he joined Goltana to get back at us... But he 
    seems to be involved more with someone else. Someone other the 
    Delita saved the Princess from being killed for some scheme.
    
    Alma: Is it true Dycedarg was involved in the kidnapping?
     
    Ramza: Yes. I'm sure he had his reasons, but I don't know 
    them.
    
    Alma: So Teta.... Is it...?
    
    Ramza: Yes...
    
    [Alma cries.]
    
    Ramza: Alma, listen carefully. I don't know who's behind 
    Delita. But he's dangerous. Taking advantage of the war to 
    achieve something vicious. 
    
    Alma: Is Delita party to the plot?
    
    Ramza: I don't know. He seemed to have his own ideas about 
    things though.
    
    Alma: You're fighting against them?
    
    Ramza: ...
    
    Alma: I'll go with you.
    
    Ramza: Are you out of your mind? Of course not!!
    
    Alma: I want to prove what you're saying is true!
    
    Ramza: No, no.
    
    Alma: I don't want to see another Teta!!
     
    Ramza: Alma......
    
    Man's voice: Ramza Beoulve, aren't you?
    
    [Two knight and a man steps out of the darkness.]
    
    Priest: I'm Zalmo Rusnada, Heresy Examiner! I order you to 
    appear at a heresy hearing on suspicion of murder and heresy! 
    You will follow us! Any resistance will force us to execute 
    you immediately!
    
    Ramza: Heresy Examiner??
    
    Alma: Run! Brother!!
    
    Zalmo: I won't let you! Get him! Kill the 'heretic'!
    
    [More soldiers runs out from the shadows behind Zalmo. Ramza 
    kills one of the monk, the monk's scream came out from his 
    mouth before his soul fled. Agrias pulled out her sword and 
    struck a Lightning Stab on one of the knights.]
    
    Zalmo: Opposing us is the same as blasphemy! It's not too 
    late! Repent! And your life will be saved!
    
    Ramza: Why am I a 'heretic'? I haven't done anything.
    
    Zalmo: Don't be coy! You killed Draclau and took the Holy 
    Stone to give it to a demon!
    
    Ramza: That's a false charge! It was an 'evil stone' with 
    vicious power, not like the legend. Further, the Cardinal 
    became the legendary 'Lucavi' with its evil power!!
    
    Zalmo: You dare to hurt him too? Oh... for shame! You are a 
    disgrace to the Beoulve name!
    
    Zalmo: Brother! Run! Hurry!! Those he never return! Run! 
    Hurry! 
    
    Ramza: You should run, Alma! Or you too, will be branded a 
    'heretic'! Hurry and run!!
    
    Alma: I can't leave you alone here!
    
    [Ramza counter attacks a knight, cutting through his armor and 
    flesh. The knight falls.]
    
    Zalmo: You 'heretics' don't fear God!! I'll fix you!
    
    [Zalmo vanishes.]
    
    Alma: Are you all right?
    
    Ramza: Yeah....so we're both OK. How'd the examiner find out 
    about the Holy Stone? Maybe it was someone behind Delita or 
    Glabados Church? But why would the church...?
    
    Alma: Holy stone? You mean the legendary Holy Stone? It really 
    exists? Then, maybe I've seen it...
    
    [Ramza looks at her sister in disbelieve.]
    
    Ramza: What!? Where?
    
    Alma: Promise to take me with you?
    
    Ramza: don't be ridiculous. You'd have a terrible time! NO! I 
    won't take you!
    
    Alma: Ok, then I won't tell you!
    
    Ramza: Come on, don't play games. You might get killed!
    
    Alma: It may be too late already. Because you disobeyed him. 
    By now I'm probably a heretic, a fugitive like you. Dycedarg 
    may desert me to protect Beoulve....
    
    Ramza: He's capable of that. No, it's too dangerous. Explain 
    it to Zalbag and get permission from the church!
    
    Alma: I saw it at Orbonne Monastery. Yes....a crystal with a 
    carved Virgo crest.
    
    Ramza: Virgo...... Before it passes into their hands...... 
    Thanks for telling me. Now, go back to Zalbag!
    
    Alma: How do you get in Orbonne? You're a 'heretic'. You can't 
    go into a monastery of Glabados. There's no way!
    
    Ramza: Uh.........
    
    Alma: See? You DO need me, don't you?
    
    Ramza: Only as far as Orbonne, all right? Then you go back.
    
    Alma: ......alright.
    
    Ramza: Promise me!
    
    [Alma nods.] 
    
    
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |               Death of Marquis Elmdor in battle            |
    |               =================================            |
    | Known as the "Silver Nobleman" to his allies and "Silver   |
    | Ogre" to his enemies, Marquis Elmdor was hit by a stray    | 
    | arrow at the battle at Fuss Plains and died. His people    | 
    | believed in him and thought he was a devout believer in    |
    | the Glabados Church. Many visit his grave to pay their     | 
    | respects. Since he was the leader that supported the       |
    | Goltana Army, the war effort will be affected.             |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    
    [Ramza and his squad arrives at the monastery. Orbonne was 
    already attacked by those after the stone. Ramza and Alma 
    finds Simon, wounded in the library.]
    
    
    - Underground Book Storage First Floor -
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Alma: Simon!! Please answer me!!
    
    Simon: U, ugh...Alma... Why...are you...here?
    
    Alma: What happened?
    
    Simon: It's dangerous....here. Hurry....run. They...came for 
    the Holy Stone 'Virgo'...
    
    Ramza: Holy Stone!? Then Alma was right...
    
    Simon: The Stone's been a royal treasure for generations... 
    When Princess Ovelia came here, they gave it to us as proof of 
    her status.
    
    Ramza: Who are 'they'? Who's trying to get the stone?
    
    Simon: You're Alma's older brother Ramza, aren't you? Don't 
    get any more involved. You'll be killed......
    
    Man's voice: Where is the Holy Stone!!
    
    Another voice: Wait! It must be here somewhere! Look for it!
    
    Another voice: We can go underground from here. Let's go!!
    
    Ramza: I'm a fugitive, branded by the church as a 'heretic'. 
    Is it because of the stone? Please tell me. Who are they?
    
    Simon: High Priest and his sect are trying to regain power. 
    First, they're reducing Larg and Goltana's military power by 
    causing in-fighting. If the war drags on, it not only reduce 
    their power, but trust in the royal family.
    
    Ramza: What's the real reason for collecting the Stones... and 
    reviving the Zodiac Braves?
    
    Simon: To gain the people's trust, of course.
    
    Ramza: But the Cardinal already joined Lucavi. If it's only 
    the stone's power, it'd be strong enough to replace the 
    military. Funeral wants that power?
    
    Simon: You're different from your brothers. More like 
    Balbanes. Perhaps you might be able to destroy their ambition.
    
    Ramza: You stay here. I'll go after them.
    
    Alma: I'll go with you!
    
    Ramza: We can't leave Simon alone. Hide in a safe place!
    
    Alma: ....OK, I will.
    
    [Ramza hands the Holy Stones to Alma.]
    
    Ramza: Hold on to this stone, just in case. If I don't come 
    back, make sure to throw it in Bugrosia Sea. OK!
    
    Alma: I regret I can't help you. I wish I were born a man...
    
    Ramza: Don't be silly. You're the only one I trust.
    
    Alma: Brother...
    
    Ramza: Take care of Simon!
    
    [Ramza goes down after the attackers, leaving the two stones 
    and Simon in Alma's care.]
    
    
    - Underground Book Storage Second Floor -
    -----------------------------------------
    
    Izlude: You stay here! Understand!?
    
    Shrine Knight Wizard: Yes, sir!
    
    [Izlude goes down to find the holy stone. Ramza and his squad 
    comes down to confront the enemy.]
    
    Ramza: It's not over yet! Never give them the Stone!
    
    [And with that, Ramza charges at the nearest enemy, with one 
    sword in his hand. He watches as the sword cuts through the 
    enemy. Ramza then feels the wind from the lancer's spear near 
    his head. He quickly reaches near the lancer and slashes 
    wildly with his sword. Ramza's troop kills all of the other 
    enemies.]
    
    Izlude: Wow! Is this 'Virgo'? How beautiful!!
    
    Ramza: Underground! Let's go!
    
    [Ramza and his troop pursues Izlude and finds him.]
    
    
    - Underground Book Storage Third Floor -
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Izlude: I didn't expect you to find us here! But, just in 
    time. Heretic Ramza, hand us the stone!
    
    Ramza: No, why don't you give me yours? Do as I say and I'll 
    let you live!
    
    Izlude: You think you can beat us?! Then I'll take it by 
    force!
    
    [Ramza sends a fierce blow from his sword. The enemy knight 
    realizes he wouldn't make it in time, gets a fatal blow from 
    Ramza's sword. The knight silently falls to the ground.]
    
    Izlude: Why do you go against us Ramza?  Though you're a 
    Beoulve, you don't obey your brothers. Why?
    
    Ramza: It's because I'm a Beoulve that I don't obey them! The 
    name shouldn't be used for self-gain, but rather for divine 
    'justice'! During the War, my father fought and died to save 
    the people from invasion... Beoulves must not fight for a 
    defunct royal family, but only for Noble rights!
    
    Izlude: Then, let's fight together! Our goals are the same! 
    Listen well, Ramza! The Glabados want a world where all people 
    are equal! St. Ajora's ideal world, is 'God's world'! You know 
    people don't trust the royal family or nobility! We must do 
    something before Ivalice is ruined!!
    
    Ramza: You started this war! Was that the will of God?
    
    Izlude: Certain sacrifices must be made for the revolution! 
    Decadent royalty and nobles must pay! For the people! Now, 
    cooperate with us. As Delita did!
    
    Ramza: It sounds good when you say 'for the people', but what 
    you really want is... a stronger army than the Knights, and 
    the evil power to control the people.
    
    Izlude: 'Evil power'? No, the stone is 'holy'! We want to 
    guide people by God's miracle! Never "evil power"!
    
    Ramza: You know the Cardinal joined Lucavi, right? If that's 
    not 'evil power', I don't know whatis!
    
    Izlude: What do you mean? You killed the Cardinal and took the 
    stone from him! But he died because he was secretly collecting 
    the Holy Stone for us.
    
    [Ramza leaps out of the way as two blows from Izlude's sword 
    sails narrowly beside him. Dashing at his foe, Ramza hurls his 
    sword with all his strength and injures Izlude's left arm.]
    
    Izlude: Damn! I refuse to acknowledge his power! I can't 
    die... I must bring the stone back! Ramza, The next time I see 
    you, will be your last! Remember!
    
    Ramza: Wait! Izlude!!
    
    [Izlude runs up to the first floor. Ramza follows.]
    
    
    - Underground Book Storage First Floor -
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Alma: No! Let go!
    
    Wiegraf: Izlude, leave this to me! You gotta get out of here 
    with that firl!
    
    Izlude: You, come on this way!
    
    Alma: Help me! Brother Ramza!
    
    [Izlude takes off with Alma.] 
    
    Wiegraf: Here's Ramza! It would be a fatal mistake to 
    underestimate them! Don't let your guard down!!
    
    [Ramza and his troop comes up the first floor.]
    
    Wiegraf: ...Miluda, finally I can avenge your death!
    
    Ramza: Wiegraf!! You're still alive!!
    
    Wiegraf: Been a long time, Ramza. Glad to see you again!!
    
    Ramza: You've become a dog for the church and have forsaken 
    your ideals!
    
    Wiegraf: You don't understand how hard it is to fulfill your 
    ideal. Even if your ideal is great, it's just a dream if you 
    can't fulfill it! So how can you fulfill it? You need power! 
    That's the politics of the world! I can see it clearly now! 
    You can't fulfill your dreams without power! You say I'm a dog 
    of the church! Go ahead!! I don't care! You can despise me, 
    but I'll be laughing at the end. You'll all submit to me!
    
    Ramza: I pity you, Wiegraf. Even if you couldn't fulfill your 
    dream, your people wouldn't have forgotten you. Your ideals 
    and actions inspired your people and stirred up the old Noble 
    customs! Your actions have meaning only if they hold true to 
    your ideals... Miluda and your old comrades would be 
    disappointed with your current choice of actions. If you need 
    someone else to fulfill your dreams it loses its value, 
    Wouldn't you agree?
    
    Wiegraf: You say you are different? You say you depend on no 
    one? You'll never know the feeling of the 'Meager'! You may 
    think you know it, but you've never lived it! You'd never 
    know! 'Reality' is far harsher than you can possibly imagine. 
    Why do you blame me? You have no right to blame me!
    
    [Wiegraf releases Statis Sword on Ramza. Ramza feels a sharp 
    pain, crying out in pain and rage, Ramza rushes at Wiegraf 
    madly. With one sweep, Wiegraf's sword falls out of from his 
    grasp. Ramza lifts his sword and strikes home beneath the 
    neck. Wiegraf screams horribly and falls on his knee.]
    
    Wiegraf: Ouh...... No, I won't lose...! I'm...a member...of 
    Zodiac Braves... with 'Aries'... I... can't... lose... like 
    this!
    
    [Wiegraf vanishes.]
    
    Ramza: Where are you! Wiegraf!
    
    [Ramza's troop still battles the Temple Knights. While that 
    was happening, Ramza runs outside the monastery to find Alma. 
    Near death, Wiegraf crawls out of the monastery leaving trails 
    of blood behind.]
    
    Izlude: Are you OK? Wiegraf!!
    
    Wiegraf: Don't worry...about me... Just...go!
    
    [Ramza comes out.]
    
    Ramza: Alma!!
    
    Wiegraf: Go....I....
    
    Izlude: Sorry, Wiegraf!!
    
    [Izlude takes off with Alma.]
    
    Ramza: Wait! Izlude!!
    
    [Wiegraf coughs.]
    
    Wiegraf: Goho! Damn....I can't die here. I can't face my dead 
    allies without avenging Miluda... No.... I don't want to 
    die...
    
    [A purple stone falls down to the ground from Wiegraf's 
    pocket. The stone slowly arises into the air.]
    
    
                      Holder of the Holy Stone...
                            Promise me....
    
    
    Ramza: What....? The stone....spoke...?
    
    
                      Holder of the Holy Stone...
                            Promise me....
                      Your spirit will unite with
                       My flesh to live forever.
    
    
    Wiegraf: Is this the stone's secret?
    
    
                      Your despair and resentment
                             called me...
                            now promise...
    
    
    Ramza: No! Wiegraf!! Don't open that!!
    
    Wiegraf: Help......me.....
    
    [The stone flashes, calling upon souls and demons. The stone 
    hovers on top of Wiegraf, and all sorts of light flashes 
    around the stone. Wiegraf melds with the Lucavi Magician 
    Velius. The stone blasts and makes mist around Wiegraf. The 
    mist finally vanishes, revealing Velius (Wiegraf). Ramza 
    quickly puts his hand on his sword's hilt.]
    
    Velius: This is the stone's power!
    
    Ramza: Wiegraf.........!
    
    Velius: Ramza, its power is magnificent! No, not just the 
    power. Centuries of knowledge ingrained into my brain.
    
    [With lightning speed, Ramza pulls out his sword from his 
    sheath.]
    
    Velius: Hya, ha...easy...save some for later...! Hya, 
    ha...superb...Superb power......!
    
    [Velius vanishes. The wounded Simon comes out. Ramza helps the 
    old man.]
    
    Ramza: Simon! Can you hear me...?
    
    Simon: H, here...
    
    [Simon hands a book to Ramza.]
    
    Ramza: What is this book?
    
    Simon: Germonik, a disciple of St. Ajora wrote it... It had 
    been missing...till I found it in the underground library.... 
    It explains in detail about the Zodiac Brave Story...
    
    Ramza: Please don't try to talk!
    
    Simon: That's all right...... I'm a sinner... I knew of the 
    church's wrong doing... but said nothing... You can bring them 
    to justice with this book! You can bring Alma back with this 
    book...
    
    Ramza: Simon!!
    
    Simon: Whew, now I can finally rest. Take care of the rest... 
    Ramza.... You're just like Balbanes... when he was young.
    
    [Simon dies peacefully.]
    
    Ramza: Simon!!
    
    
                        -- Dorter Trade City --
                        =======================
    
    [After the death of Simon, Ramza heads to Dorter. It was 
    raining hard, while walking up the street Ramza meets a young 
    man.]
    
    Exotic Wizard: Heretic Ramza?
    
    Ramza: Where is Alma?
    
    Wizard: If you want her back, come to Riovanes Castle. But you 
    must bring the 'Germonik Scriptures' given to you at the 
    monastery.
    
    Ramza: What does it mean to you?
    
    Wizard: Haven't you read it?
    
    Ramza: 1. Yes
           2. No
           ------
    
    
    Ramza: < 1. Yes >
    -----------------
    
    Ramza: Return Alma, if you don't want the church's lies 
    exposed!
    
    Wizard: You're in no position to demand. You have no choice. 
    You've been warned.
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    Ramza: < 2. No > 
    ----------------
    
    Ramza: No, not yet. Is it an important book?
    
    Wizard: A blissful ignorant. Your life's in danger, and yet 
    you don't even realize the importance of the book? Well...no 
    matter...you've been warned.
     
    - Continues with the game -
    
    [The wizard disappears into the dark shadows.]
    
    
    - Ruins of Zeltennia Castle's Church -
    --------------------------------------
    
    [Ovelia, who became Queen by Goltana's will was shattered upon 
    discovering she was living a lie.]
    
    Delita: So here you are... Everyone was looking for you.
    
    [Delita enters the ruins.]
    
    Delita: Something wrong? Oh, I  shouldn't talk to a Princess 
    in such a way.
    
    Ovelia: Stop it!!
    
    Delita: By your leave, your most gracious majesty.
    
    Ovelia:  ...Please stop.
    
    Delita: Sorry....I apologize.
    
    Ovelia: What are you going to do with me? I'm not Ovelia, you 
    know. I'm worth nothing to you. Not even worth living alive.
    
    Delita: Yes. You're not Ovelia. We don't know your real name 
    or even if you're a noble or a commoner.
    
    Ovelia: What did my life mean all these years...? Raised as a 
    substitute... Ha, ha...amusing isn't it? A Princess must live 
    her life quietly in a monastery away from the capital. I'd 
    often wondered why only I had to live like that. But if my 
    suffering would to keep Ivalice in peace, then I thought I 
    could endure it. What was all the grief and isolation I 
    suffered for?
    
    Delita: You and I are the same... Miserable people forced to 
    live false lives. Always being used by someone... Try hard and 
    you'll be rewarded they say. Lies... Only those close to the 
    top are rewarded without trying, It's the way of the world. 
    Most people have to act the roles given to them... Then again, 
    most of them haven't even noticed they're even acting. No way 
    I'd do that. I won't be used. I'll be the one using! Those who 
    used me must pay for what they've done!
    
    Ovelia: What will you do?
    
    Delita: Trust me, Ovelia. I'll make a country worthy of you! 
    I'll make your life shine! Let me guide you!
    
    [Delita comforts Ovelia.]
    
    Delita: ...Don't cry like that.
    
    Ovelia: Should I trust you?
    
    Delita: I won't betray you. I swear by my dead sister, 
    Teta...... So, please don't cry...
    
    [Finding comfort in Delita's words, Ovelia hugs him. Having 
    seen the death of Simon, abduction of Alma, the church's lies, 
    Germonik Scriptures, the war, Ramza heads to Riovanes Castle 
    to find answers and to end things. On their way, at Grog Hill, 
    Ramza and his troop comes across some people.]
    
                            -- Grog Hill --
                            ===============
    
    Nanten Deserter: Damn. What rotten luck, a pursuit unit!
    
    Ramza: Are you a Nanten patrol?
    
    Deserter: We're tired of fighting! We want to go home! We'd 
    rather be poor and covered with mud than this! We're sick of 
    killing! We want to return to our families!
    
    Ramza: Wait! We're not after you! We have no desire to fight! 
    Don't misunderstand!
    
    Deserter: Don't lie! You expect us to believe you? Trying to 
    get us off guard then kill us! Well none of your tricks will 
    work!
    
    Deserter (Chemist): H, hey! He was on the wanted list!
    
    Deserter: Huh? ....So what?!
    
    Deserter (Chemist): It's him! The 'heretic! You know! If we 
    bring him to them, they may let us off!!
    
    Deserter: You mean... going back to the Knights?
    
    Deserter (Chemist): Getting a 'heretic's big. Like getting 
    enemy brass! If we get him, they might give us a discharge, 
    too.
    
    Deserter: That's right... I know a guy discharged in an 
    exchange.
    
    Deserter (Chemist): We can go home big! Otherwise, we'll have 
    to live in hiding as deserters!
    
    Deserter: Right! Let's catch him! We can even kill him! He's a 
    'heretic', they'll execute him sooner or later. We can go home 
    by killing him! This is our last battle!!
    
    [Ramza's troop easily kills the deserters, without Ramza's 
    help.]
    
    Ramza: I understand your lives are important...but, is that 
    it?
    
    [After defeating the deserters, Ramza wonders about his 
    father.]
    
    Ramza: I wonder what...father would've done?
    
    [The pursuit unit along with Olan as the leader, appears at 
    rainy Grog Hill.]
    
    Olan: We meet again.
    
    Ramza: A Black Lion's crest.... You're a Nanten?
    
    Olan: So, you killed the deserters for us. I never thought a 
    Beoulve would help us.
    
    Ramza: Not because I wanted to.
    
    Olan: I know. You didn't want to fight, right? Same here. I 
    don't go after deserters because I want to. You know what I 
    mean. 
     
    Ramza: You knew me...
    
    Olan: Yeah, I saw your name and face on the wanted list... As 
    a dangerous 'heretic', what did you do?
    
    Ramza: Are you going to try and catch me?
    
    Olan: Why would I do that? Our job's to catch deserters. No 
    need for us to be involved. But your brothers are after you. 
    Run before they come.
    
    [Ramza walks and stops.]
    
    Ramza: Why do you continue to fight?
    
    Olan: As long as your brothers point swords at us, it'll 
    continue...
    
    Ramza: So if Larg quits, Goltana would, too?
    
    Olan: But that won't ever happen.
    
    Ramza: If you see Orlandu of Nanten, let me know. Some are 
    urging Larg and Goltana for 'gain'. We're in the palm of their 
    hands...They're the real ones to beat.
    
    Olan: Why Orlandu?
    
    Ramza: My father used to say he was his only friend...
    
    Olan: Orlandu's my father-in-law. I'll tell him that...
    
    Ramza: Do you believe me?
    
    Olan: I don't know why they're trying to collect holy stones. 
    If it's for the people, I won't interrupt. But, if it's for 
    self gain, Orlandu won't allow it. He'll promise to kill in 
    the name of 'T.G. Cid'.
    
    Ramza: Do you know about the High Priest's plot?
    
    Olan: Yes, but there is no proof. We're investigating it, but 
    you may know better.
    
    Ramza: If we prove it, would you stop fighting?
    
    Olan: Do you have proof?
    
    Ramza: Here's the 'Germonik...' ...no...nothing...
    
    Olan: No one knows whether the war will end or not. But I'm 
    sure... Orlandu would quit...
    
    Nanten Knight: Olan, shall we go?
    
    Olan: All right. I'm coming! I must go, Ramza. Take care.
    
    [Olan goes down to unite with his unit.]
    
    Olan: Ramza, you're not alone! You have friends! Allies who'd 
    risk their lives! I'm one of them!
    
    [Olan and his squad leaves.]
    
    Ramza: ...Thank you, Olan.
    
    [Ramza drew strength from Olan's words and proceeds to 
    Riovanes Castle. On their way, Ramza and his troop decides to 
    rest at Yardow Fort City.]
    
    
                         -- Yardow Fort City --
                         ======================
    
    Exotic Wizard: You know what you're saying?
    
    Rafa: You're the one who doesn't. We're not tools. Tools for 
    murder! If we stay here, we'll be used as tools till we die! 
    Come on, Malak! Let's escape together!
    
    Malak: Who helped us when we lost our parents in the war? If 
    Grand Duke hadn't saved us, we'd have starved... he cared 
    about us... Now you're returning the favor with vengeance?
    
    [Rafa shakes her head.]
    
    Rafa: You've been deceived! Barinten took advantage of war and 
    burned the village! Why? To get the family skills only our 
    family knows. He burned a village to get my Heaven skill and 
    your Hell skill! He killed our parents!! Don't you see?!!
    
    [Malak slaps Rafa on the cheek.]
    
    Malak: That's ridiculous!!
    
    Rafa: You know what he did! What he did to me! I KNOW you 
    know!
    
    Malak: Don't you say anymore! Otherwise, I...
    
    [A ninja comes down to meet Malak.]
    
    Riovanes Ninja: So here you are, Malak. He'll be here soon.
    
    [More enemy soldiers comes.]
    
    Malak: I know. It's all set....
    
    Rafa: Malak....
    
    [Ramza and his troop comes to Yardow Fort City.]
    
    Ninja: Here he comes! Heretic Ramza!
    
    [Rafa quickly sprints to Ramza's troop.]
    
    Malak: Rafa!!
    
    Rafa: Help!!
    
    Ramza: You! You're that man! You're supposed to be waiting at 
    Riovanes Castle!
    
    Malak: That was what Grand Duke said! I'll prove we can beat 
    you without the Shrine Knights!
    
    [Ramza and his troop was already on the enemy. The Riovanes 
    ninja fumbles for his swords. With one sweep from Ramza's 
    sword, the ninja flies down to the ground. The other enemies,  
    underestimating Ramza and his troop trembles violently. One of 
    Ramza's archer sends off an arrow. The stray arrow hits one of 
    the enemy summoner. Malak draws a small knife, Ramza knocks 
    down the knife with his sword.]
    
    Malak: Damn, I hate retreating like this!
    
    Ramza: Are you all right?
    
    Rafa: Y....yes...thank you...I....I....
    
    Ramza: If they return, we're in trouble. Let's hide!
    
    [Rafa, the girl rescued at Yardow, talks with Ramza in a 
    basement.]
    
    
    - Basement -
    ------------
    
    Rafa: Barinten wants only one thing. To be the king. They call 
    him 'Weapon King' for making strong weapons and training many 
    wizards.
    
    Ramza: There is one who incites the Grand Duke that is of the 
    royal family. Killing Larg and Goltana set the stage for him 
    to become a regent...
    
    Rafa: Why do you keep fighting being branded a 'heretic'? I 
    think I know why. But nobody'll thank you for beating him.
    
    Ramza: I'm not fighting for thanks. I'm fighting for honor and 
    pride as a Beoulve.
    
    Rafa: That's a lie....You aren't that noble. You can't ignore 
    injustice or evil in front of you.
    
    Ramza: You flatter me. I'm not that good. But what're you 
    going to do? I must go to Riovanes to save Alma. But you 
    barely escaped from there, right?
    
    Rafa: I must get my brother out...
    
    Ramza: Why are you two fighting?
    
    Rafa: We're Fifty Year War orphans. I'll never forget those 
    days looking through garbage and dead bodies for food... 
    That's when Barinten saved us. I believed in God then.
    
    Ramza: Barinten built orphanages for the war orphans. But, he 
    provided training to 'gifted' children to be professional 
    assassins... You must be those children.
    
    Rafa: We, Galthanas, have 'secret skills' of the family.... My 
    Heaven skill and my brother's Hell skill. These two skills 
    differ from magic... Barinten wanted them. But the family 
    elder refused him. So he burned the village. He decided if he 
    couldn't have them, he'd erase them from this world. He 
    probably was excited when he found us among the orphans.
    
    Ramza: You tried to escape when you found out the truth.
    
    Rafa: We yearned for him to be like our real father... But 
    even then...
    
    Ramza: ......
    
    Voice of Malak: So this is where you were hiding?
    
    Rafa: Malak!
    
    [A frog jumps out of the darkness behind the two.]
    
    Voice of Malak: Listen, Ramza! Hurry to Riovanes Castle! Or 
    your sister will be dead!
    
    Ramza: If you touch Alma, I'll show no mercy!
    
    Voice of Malak: Rafa, you're coming, too! Resist and Ramza's 
    sister'll die because of you!
    
    Rafa: It's not fair! They have nothing to do with us!
    
    Voice of Malak: This is not a warning... it's an order!!
    
    [The frog explodes.]
    
    Rafa: Let's go, Ramza!
    
    Ramza: Sorry, Rafa! You had to do this because of us...
    
    Rafa: It's not your fault. Don't worry.
    
    [Hearing Malak's orders, Ramza and his troops heads to 
    Riovanes Castle. Along the way, the party gets attacked by 
    undead soldiers.]
    
    
                           -- Yuguo Woods --
                           =================
    
    Rafa: Those who died in the War haven't been able to rest. 
    Return to the future life once again with your affection left 
    in this life!!
    
    [Ramza and his troops kills the undead soldiers.]
    
    Ramza: The spiritual forest.... I never want to come back.
    
    
    - Inside of Riovanes Castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    [Vormav and Wiegraf comes inside in one of the rooms of the 
    Castle to meet Barinten.]
    
    Barinten: Welcome. How do you like our castle? It looks a 
    little spartan compared to Lesalia Castle but I like it... 
    This castle's built for war. It's far more beautiful than one 
    built for government. Ivalice has always been ruled by men 
    with 'power'. This war proved the royal family lost the 
    'power'.
    
    Vormav: Get to the point.
    
    Barinten: You're being impatient.
    
    [Barinten gets up from his seat and walks down.]
    
    Barinten: To be quite frank... Can we work together?
    
    Vormav: What do you mean?
    
    Barinten: As I said, men with 'power' rule Ivalice. So, who 
    has the "power"? Prince Larg of Hokuten? Or, Prince Goltana of 
    Nanten? Neither one of them. It's you, Shrine Knights, who 
    hold the stones......
    
    Vormav: !!
    
    Barinten: Holy Stones have great magical power. According to 
    ancient legend, a natural disaster in Murond was caused by its 
    power......
    
    [Vormav starts to laugh.]
    
    Vormav: Ha, ha, ha...... Well, excuse me. I didn't expect a 
    Grand Duke like yourself believed in such fairy tales.
    
    Barinten: So you're saying you don't believe it? That's 
    strange...They say Draclau of Lionel died from problems with 
    the stone.
    
    Vormav: I heard he died of illness.
    
    Barinten: Then why are you after the youngest Beoulve? Why 
    chase him as a 'heretic'?
    
    Vormav: We don't question decisions by Heresy Examiners.
    
    Barinten: Oh, my...You're saying you know nothing about it? 
    But you may change your mind after seeing this... Call Malak!!
    
    [Malak brings in the captured Izlude.]
    
    Izlude: F, father.....I'm sorry.
    
    Vormav: ...I see.
    
    Barinten: We have 'Scorpio' and 'Taurus'.
    
    Vormav: Moron!!
    
    [Vormav slaps Izlude. A Riovanes Knight walks in.]
    
    Riovanes Knight: Excuse me, Sir! We verified the intruder's 
    identity!
    
    Barinten: Malak, I'll let you take care of him.
    
    [Malak and the knight walks out the room.]
    
    Vormav: What do you want?
    
    [Barinten sits down.]
    
    Barinten: As I said before, we want to help you, too.
    
    Vormav: What if I refuse?
    
    Barinten: The Church's injustice will be exposed. That's all.
    
    Vormav: You can't prove it just with the Holy Stones.
    
    Barinten: Exactly. But, how about with the 'Germonik 
    Scriptures'? Larg, Goltana, and the senate ought to be 
    interested...
    
    Vormav: Where is it?
    
    Barinten: I can't tell you.
    
    Vormav: Wiegraf, go after the wizard. I'll take care of here.
    
    [Barinten stands up from his seat. Wiegraf walks out the 
    door.]
    
    Barinten: Don't do anything funny! The odds are against you!
    
    Vormav: Odds? What do you think you weak humans can do?
    
    Izlude: Father....?
    
    [A loud thunderclap booms in the distance.]
    
    Vormav: Don't underestimate us. Killing you is easy...
    
    Barinten: Are you opposing me!?
    
    [Barinten quickly steps back. Two Riovanes knight enters the 
    room while the two knight beside Barinten steps up. The four 
    knights surrounds Vormav and slowly puts their hand on their 
    sword's hilt. Vormav looks down. Another loud thunderclap 
    booms in the distance. Drops of sweats runs down from the 
    knights foreheads.]
    
    Vormav: Want to fight...? Fine. I'll show you the power of the 
    Holy Stone!
    
    [Vormav brings out a yellow stone. The stone starts to glow. 
    The screen fades. The cries of terror echoes in the hall.]
    
    
    - At the gate of Riovanes Castle -
    ----------------------------------
    
    Rafa: Malak, please stop! Let's go together!
    
    Malak: You know what happens to traitors! You'll be chased by 
    your ex-allies and killed. Even if you escape, you'll live 
    your life frightened. I'd never want to live like that! But 
    Grand Duke promised to free us after this job!
    
    Rafa: Do you believe him? You know he's lying! If we don't 
    escape now, we'll be his slaves for life!
    
    Malak: I trust him! We'll be free if we kill him and take the 
    'Germonik Scriptures'!
    
    Ramza: Where is Alma?
    
    Malak: I can see you're worried about her. Just hand me the 
    'Germonik Scriptures' and I'll save you!
    
    Rafa: Ramza, don't believe him! Barinten'll kill both of you 
    once he gets what he wants! Whatever you do don't give the 
    scriptures to him! Your sister'll be safe only as long as you 
    have the book!
    
    
    - If Malak gets injured during the battle -
    
    Malak: Ugh....tough... My power is not good enough?!
    
    [Malak escapes.]
    
    Rafa: Malak! Are you running away?
    
    [Rafa goes after Malak.]
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    - If Rafa gets injured during the battle -
    
    Rafa: What you're saying is right. No use escaping. Let 
    bygones be bygones......!
    
    Malak: Wait! Rafa! What are you doing!?
    
    [Malak goes after Rafa.]
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    [A knight comes out from inside the castle holding his 
    wounds.]
    
    Riovanes Knight: H...help... M...monster...
    
    [The knight dies.]
    
    Ramza: Rafa......Alma.... Please be safe.........
    
    [Ramza's troop was still fighting outside the castle. Ramza 
    quickly ran inside the castle to rescue his sister.]
    
    
    - In a cell -
    -------------
    
    [Imprisoned at Riovanes Castle, Alma thinks about Ramza.]
    
    (Alma's thought: Brother...)
    
    [Suddenly a scream of terror breaks the silence in the cell.]
    
    Alma: What!?
    
    [The sound of battle and the screams of horror echoes through 
    the cell. A knight enters the cell, covered with blood. The 
    knight falls down, a pool of blood slowly pours down from his 
    wounds.]
    
    Alma: What an awful wound!
    
    Riovanes Knight: U, ugh...help... That....monster......
    
    [Alma holds the knight's hand.]
    
    Knight: R...run.... It's...dangerous...
    
    [The knight dies. Alma fearfully made her way out of the 
    cell.]
    
    
    - Inside of Riovanes Castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    [Ramza makes his way through the Castle. Ramza comes across a 
    hallway and witnesses the dead knights bodies.]
    
    Ramza: What's this...?
    
    [Wiegraf sees Ramza.]
    
    Wiegraf: There you are Ramza.
    
    [Wiegraf slowly walks down.]
    
    Wiegraf: Draw your sword, Ramza.
    
    [Nothing happens.]
    
    Wiegraf: What's wrong? If you don't, I will.
    
    Ramza: How miserable you are... Giving your spirit to Lucavi 
    just to avenge yourself. If Miluda knew about this, she'd be 
    very disappointed.
    
    Wiegraf: Revenge? Ha! That's not what I'm after.... I want far 
    more than that. I don't give a damn about Miluda's murder. I 
    want to bring 'chaos' into the world...to hear the screams of 
    humans... But, don't worry, Ramza, I'll kill you....myself.
    
    Ramza: The stones are evil...and so are the Zodiac Braves. The 
    legends we believed in were all lies!
    
    Wiegraf: Hya, ha, ha. So much for 'God's miracle'. Governments 
    falsify history only so it favors them. But you can't blame 
    them. Because people always hope for a 'miracle'. Endlessly 
    complaining, lazy, nuisances... that's what the masses really 
    are. Governments give the people what they want...and history 
    repeats itself. Governments might well have taken advantage of 
    their insecurity.... But then again, people are satisfied 
    being used... 'God' is nothing but an image created out of 
    their insecurity. It's their fault for knowing they're 
    comfortably numb, and not doing anything about it.
    
    Ramza: And what about you? Relying on miracles instead of 
    beating your insecurities!
    
    Wiegraf: It's because humans are insecure that they rely on 
    'miracles'. Can you honestly say you're not, with any 
    confidence?
    
    Ramza: I'm trying!
    
    Wiegraf: Then your efforts have come to an end!
    
    [Wiegraf quickly corners Ramza, who stands guard with his 
    drawn sword. Screaming, Ramza runs forward, and slashes. 
    Wiegraf easily counters the attack. Ramza throws his sword at 
    the surprised knight. The surprised knight quickly dodges 
    Ramza's sword, unable to see the incoming blow from Ramza's 
    fist. The fist strikes home on Wiegraf's mouth. Wiegraf falls 
    down on his knee, a bit of blood trickles from his mouth.]
    
    Wiegraf: You've improved...
    
    [Wiegraf vanishes.]
    
    Ramza: Running away? Wiegraf!!
    
    [Ramza runs down the hallway looking for Wiegraf.]
    
    Ramza: Come out of there! Wiegraf!!
    
    [Wiegraf appears.]
    
    Wiegraf: Let's have it out here...
    
    [Wiegraf using the stone's power, turns into Velius.]
    
    Velius: Sorry to keep you waiting.
    
    [Ramza's troop enters the room after defeating the enemies 
    outside the castle.]
    
    Velius: I see you have some help. Then I'll do the same. Come 
    out, loyal servants!
    
    [Velius summons the Archaic Demons.]
    
    Velius: Here I come, Ramza! Let me show you the power of evil!
    
    [The battle was long and hard. But Ramza took the upper hand 
    and stabs Velius. Ramza then cuts the throat of Velius.]
    
    Velius: Whooooah!! They're just humans....!
    
    [Velius and his servants vanishes leaving the holy stone in 
    Ramza's hand. A scream broke the silence in the hall.]
    
    Ramza: Alma!!
    
    
    - Inside of Riovanes Castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    [Speechless from seeing the dead bodies inside the castle. 
    Alma makes her way to where Vormav fought the four knights. 
    The four knights were already dead with a bloody gash on their 
    bodies. The horribly wounded Izlude, sat silently in the dark, 
    breathing heavily.]
    
    Izlude: ...Uhn...Uhnn...
    
    [Alma slowly makes her way to Izlude.]
    
    Alma: Are you all right!?
    
    Izlude: S...sword...where is it? must....beat...him.... 
    Please...give me some light. So dark...can't see a thing.
    
    Alma: Don't worry. No need to fight anymore.
    
    Izlude: Tell your brother...the stone...has 'evil power'... 
    He's not...my father...the power made 
    him...Lucavi......hack...cough...
    
    [Izlude coughs, blood spilling out from his mouth.]
    
    Alma: Please don't try to talk...
    
    Izlude: What Ramza said was true... The world will end...if we 
    don't kill him... Tell everyone...not time to fight....must 
    cooperate... W, where's...my sword? ...Can't move...my arms.
    
    Alma: Don't worry. I saw 'his' body in the hall. My brother 
    killed him. So you don't need to fight.
    
    Izlude: Really? That's a relief... The stone is...in my 
    jacket. Give it....to your brother...
    
    [Alma takes the stone from Izlude's jacket.]
    
    Alma: I'll be sure to do that.
    
    Izlude: Ugh...tired...sleepy......just rest now...
    
    [Izlude dies.]
    
    Man's voice: Who's there?
    
    [Vormav walks in and sees Alma.]
    
    Vormav: So here you are. I'll send you to the other side, too.
    
    [Vormav walks down.]
    
    Vormav: Don't fear. You won't suffer....
    
    [Vormav slowly makes his way to Alma and hears a haunting 
    howl.]
    
    (Vormav's thoughts: What.... Velius was killed?)
    
    Vormav: Your brother has the devil's own luck... Now, come 
    here......
    
    [Suddenly the holy stone shimmers.]
    
    Velius: Why, why is Virgo responding? You...can't be... Very 
    nice! I didn't expect to meet you here! I thought it would 
    take 100 years to find you! I never dreamed you were the one!
    
    [Vormav grabs Alma's hand.]
    
    Alma: Stop!! Let go of me!!
    
    Vormav: No need to fear. I won't kill you. Now come here!
    
    [Vormav punches the poor girl on the stomach and carries her 
    away, leaving the stone Alma got from Izlude.]
    
    
    - Roof of Riovanes Castle -
    ---------------------------
    
    Barinten: Fool! This is what I get? Revenge for kindness!? Why 
    do you think you're even still alive today! Because of me! I 
    took you out of the garbage! Or did you forget that already?
    
    Rafa: Revenge for kindness? You burned the village! You are 
    the one who killed my parents! And you say it's revenge for 
    kindness? No...it's justice!
    
    [Rafa draws her sword. Barinten quickly pulls out a gun from 
    his jacket and points it at Rafa.]
    
    Barinten: Justice? Now can you kill me? I'm your father. I 
    raised you! I'd like to see you try and kill me!
    
    [Nothing happens.]
    
    Barinten: Hya, ha! You can't... And do you know why? Because 
    your body recalls the terror... Don't worry...that terror will 
    gradually subside. Hya, ha, ha.
    
    Malak: Is that true?!!
    
    [Malak comes out from the shadows.]
    
    Malak: Is what you said true?
    
    Barinten: You're turning on me, too? You're both ingrates!
    
    [Rafa lifts her sword up to strike.]
    
    Rafa: I'll kill you!!
    
    Malak: Stop it! Rafa!!
    
    [Malak pushes Rafa just when Barinten shoots. Taking a bullet 
    from Barinten's gun, Malak falls down.]
    
    Rafa: Malak!!
    
    [Rafa holds Malak's head.]
    
    Rafa: Malak! Are you all right!
    
    [Ramza arrives at the scene.]
    
    Ramza: Rafa! Malak!!
    
    Barinten: So, you're Ramza..... Don't move. Rafa, if you want 
    to help Malak, bring the stone here. Malak should have it. 
    Find it!
    
    [Rafa takes the stone from Malak's pocket.]
    
    Barinten: That's right. Bring it to me! Hurry!
    
    [A young woman comes up from behind Barinten and lifts him up 
    by his throat.]
    
    Barinten: Gya!!
    
    [The girl throws Barinten off the building.]
    
    Man's voice: Can you hand me the stone?
    
    [A man appears from the shadows along with another young 
    girl.]
    
    Ramza: M...Marquis Elmdor. Why are you here....?
    
    [Rafa puts the stone in her pocket.]
    
    Elmdor: No... Give it to me...
    
    [Ramza steps forward.]
    
    Ramza: Rafa! Watch out!! They are not human!
    
    Elmdor: So you're Ramza, the heretic? I never really thanked 
    you for doing me this favor. Thank you.... I don't want to 
    have to get rough like Vormav did. Please understand. Now, 
    hand me the stone and I'll ask Vormav to return your sister.
    
    Ramza: Where is Alma!? Bring her back!!
    
    Elmdor: Didn't you hear me? Give me the stone first.
    
    Ramza: No, I won't.
    
    Elmdor: Are you abandoning her? I thought you came here to 
    save her, knowing there'd be danger.
    
    Ramza: ......
    
    Elmdor: Very well. I didn't want to get rough but... Celia, 
    Lede, go ahead! That girl has the stone. Get it back....!
    
    [Elmdor goes in for Rafa, trying to get the stones. Seeing the 
    opportunity, Ramza throws his sword at Elmdor's unarmed back. 
    Elmdor tries to counter, but the sword lances his left arm's 
    skin deeply. Screaming in pain, a long katana falls down from 
    his grasp. Ramza draws out his second sword and goes for the 
    two girls. Ramza goes berserk, slashing and attacking with his 
    sword. The two girls barely manages to parry the blows.]
    
    Elmdor: I see why Queklain and Velius were beaten...... Celia, 
    Lede, retreat! Listen Ramza, If you want our stone, come to 
    Limberry Castle! We'll be waiting...!
    
    [The three disappears into the darkness.]
    
    Rafa: Malak......
    
    [Rafa sits beside Malak. Ramza watches them.]
    
    Rafa: Brother, look...it's dawn. Remember how we used to chat 
    till dawn about things? I wanted to travel with you. We were 
    going to go to the Galthana's hometown after the war... 
    Remember? Brother.... say something....
    
    [Rafa starts to cry.]
    
    (Ramza's thought: Alma...)
    
    [The stone suddenly begins to glow.]
    
    Rafa: What's this?
    
    [Rafa brings out the stone.]
    
    Ramza: It's responding to... Rafa's spirit.........? It 
    grieves Malak's death......... Wiegraf's despair and 
    resentment summoned Velius... Then...
    
    Rafa: You, too grieve his death? Thank you...
    
    Ramza: No, Rafa...its...
    
    [The stone glows. A red beam of light comes down from the sky 
    and enters Malak's body.]
    
    Ramza: ...What?
    
    [Malak moves.]
    
    Malak: Ugh....ugh...
    
    Rafa: Brother...Malak!!
    
    [Malak looks up to see Rafa.]
    
    Malak: Rafa....? Where am I....? What happened....?
    
    [Rafa hugs Malak by his neck.]
    
    Rafa: Brother...brother... I'm so glad......
    
    [Malak strangles for freedom.]
    
    Malak: That hurts, Rafa... Ha, ha, ha....
    
    
    - Inside of Riovanes Castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    [There was no sign of Alma in the Castle. The only thing left 
    was the shining "Pisces" stone.]
    
    
                      Malak
                      "Somebody called me...
                      I don't know. I've never 
                      heard that voice..."
    
    
                      Malak
                      "The voice said, 'Return to 
                      the ones with the right mind..."
    
    
    [Ramza picks up the shining stone from the ground.]
    
    Ramza: The Zodiac Stone...here...?
    
    
                      Ramza
                      "I didn't think the God made
                      holy stones but...more evil...
                      Well... Lucavi made them to
                      hand in this world..."
    
    
                      Malak
                      "I guess it means whoever
                      uses it will have to deal 
                      with the 'problem'..."
    
    
    Ramza: Alma......
    
    
                        Tired of the standstill,
                      the Hokuten tried to capture
                     Bethla Garrison by mobilizing
                       the Knights at the front.
    
    
    - Inside of Riovanes Castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    Malak: The corpses were crushed by something real powerful.
    
    Rafa: Was your sister one of them?
    
    Ramza: No...she wasn't.
    
    Malak: She was in this castle. Probably gone now... Only 3 
    Shrine Knights were here...No one else.
    
    Ramza: I killed the one who turned into Lucavi. The other one, 
    Izlude, was dead also... That means that the third one took my 
    sister away...?
    
    Malak: Maybe they went back to the main church at Murond. 
    They're following the High Priest's orders, right? Then the 
    Knight who took your sister must've gone to Murond.
    
    Ramza: You think so? I doubt the High Priest knows the stone's 
    secret. Wiegraf didn't know the secret until he contracted 
    Velius... And I think that Izlude died fighting Lucavi.
    
    Malak: What do you mean?
    
    Ramza: Secretly controlling the war, to strengthen the 
    Church's power... I'm sure that's the High Priest's true 
    ambition. But collecting the stones and using the Brave Legend 
    to use the people...
    
    Malak: You mean even the High Priest's being used?
    
    Rafa: Who took your sister away?
    
    Malak: I believe it was Vormav.
    
    Ramza: He's probably behind it.
    
    Malak: What're you going to do?
    
    Ramza: I'm going to see Delita in Zeltennia.
    
    Malak: The one who replaced Baron Grims as leader of the Black 
    Sheep Knights?
    
    Ramza: Delita's being controlled by the Church and the Shrine 
    Knights. Does Delita know the truth about Vormav?
    
    [To find Vormav and his real intentions, Ramza and his troop 
    began a trip to Zeltennia.]
    
    
                      ===========================
                      Chapter 4: SOMEBODY TO LOVE
                      ===========================
    
    
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    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                     Future of the War 2                    |
    |                     ===================                    |
    | Suffering through the long stalemate, Larg's Army began to | 
    | mobilize. Over 80 percent of the Knights in the frontline  | 
    | were Hokuten when the march on Bethla began. Bethla was a  | 
    | strategic location for the invasion of Zeltennia.          |
    | Occupying this area would mean an abundant food supply.    |
    | This would either make or break the war effort for either  | 
    | side.                                                      |
    |                                                            |
    |                  Monster in Riovanes Castle                |
    |                  ==========================                |
    | There was an incident of an attack by an "Unidentified     | 
    | monster" at Lionel Castle. But now, it has occurred again  |
    | at Riovanes Castle, home of Duke Barinten. Victims of the  | 
    | incident are said to number over 500. The image of         |
    | people's crushed heads are etched into the minds of those  | 
    | who saw it.                                                |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I 
    
    
                         -- Zeltennia Castle --
                         ======================
    
    [Orlandu returns to Zeltennia Castle from the front.]
    
    Olan: Welcome back, father!
    
    Orlandu: Yes...How are you, Olan?
    
    Olan: Fine. How was the front?
    
    Orlandu: You know, it's really horrible. You have to keep an 
    eye on your own men...My reputation is shot...Ha, ha, ha.
    
    Olan: Hah... Your reputation? What about Goltana's? Everyone 
    says it's because of you that the other generals are still 
    here.
    
    Orlandu: Pledging life-long loyalty. That's the Orlandu way... 
    Watch what you say.
    
    Olan: I'm sorry... I'll be careful from now on.
    
    Orlandu: Alright...what about the other matter?
    
    Olan: The crystal-like stone was found in Goug. Another was 
    found by the late Cardinal at the end of the War. The Shrine 
    Knight's have been active, but we don't know their plans yet.
    
    Orlandu: What about the spy we sent into Murond?
    
    Olan: Unfortunately... We'd like some proof of the High 
    Priest's plot and move in to peace...
    
    [Orlandu brings out the "Libra" stone.]
    
    Orlandu: They'll find out sooner or later. Then there will be 
    real war.
    
    
                          -- Doguola Pass --
                          ==================
    
    [On their way to Zeltennia, Ramza and his troop comes to 
    Doguola Pass.]
    
    Nanten Guard: As long as we're here, you cannot pass.
    
    [Having no choice the troop kills the Nanten Guards. Ramza and 
    his troop decides to rest at Bervenia Free City.]
    
    
                        -- Bervenia Free City --
                        ========================
    
    [Ramza meet a young lady while exploring the city.]
    
    Meliadoul: I'm Meliadoul! I came to avenge my brother!!
    
    Ramza: Avenge your brother? What are you talking about?
    
    Meliadoul: You're denying it!? Izlude, whom you killed at 
    Riovanes, was my brother!! I'm going to kill you, not for the 
    High Priest, but for my brother!!
    
    Ramza: Wait! Izlude, I didn't kill him! Do you know What 
    happened at Riovanes? That wasn't the doing of any human! 
    Izlude was killed by Lucavi!
    
    Meliadoul: Lucavi!? Lucavi appeared and killed my brother!? 
    Ha, ha! That's pretty wild! Can't you come up with a better 
    lie than that?
    
    Ramza: You're the same as Izlude! You don't know the truth! 
    You don't realize you're just pathetic puppets, dancing for 
    the bad guys!! The stones aren't just objects of faith, but 
    have 'power' to work miracles! That 'power' is different for 
    each side, but they're using it for evil! Wake up, Meliadoul!! 
    Vormav's deceiving you!
    
    Meliadoul: You expect me to believe that? Ridiculous!! Vormav 
    is our father!!
    
    Ramza: !!
    
    Meliadoul: My brother really wanted to save this rotten 
    kingdom! Our plans may be violent... but 'reform' requires 
    'pain'! If there's no 'pain', there's no true 'reform'!! A 
    baby like you who can't even deal with your own fate can never 
    change the world!
    
    Ramza: I beg you! Please trust me! I didn't kill your brother! 
    I'm not the one you want to fight! Lucavi exists! Your father 
    is no longer human! He's a devil, possessed by Lucavi!!
    
    Meliadoul: Cut it out, Ramza!
    
    [Ramza sees Meliadoul advancing towards him. It made sense, 
    she was going to show no mercy. Ramza somehow had to make her 
    vulnerable. Ramza pulls out his sword and attacks. Meliadoul 
    manages to parry the blows. She slashes at Ramza. Ramza ducks 
    and sees the open space between his sword and her armor. 
    Thinking quickly, Ramza uses his armor break ability. 
    Meliadoul's armor shatters into pieces leaving her vulnerable. 
    She attacks madly. Ramza knocks 'Defender' (sword) out of her 
    grasp.]
    
    Meliadoul: Ugh... You're...strong!! No wonder Wiegraf lost! 
    Listen! The next time we meet is the day you die! Remember 
    that!
    
    [Having no weapon and armor, she flees into the darkness.]
    
    
                          -- Finath River --
                          ==================
    
    [After resting at Bervenia Free City, Ramza and his troop 
    comes at Finath River.]
    
    Ramza: This river's deeper than I thought. Must be careful.
    
    [The troop successfully crosses the river and makes their way 
    to Zeltennia.]
    
    
    - Church in Zeltennia -
    -----------------------
    
    [Ramza prays inside the church. Delita walks inside and kneels 
    beside Ramza.]
    
    Delita: A 'heretic', coming to Church...pretty bold...
    
    Ramza: I have no time...So, I'll ask you straight out. Why did 
    the High Priest send you to Goltana?
    
    Delita: You came to Zeltennia to ask me that? ...Fine, I'll 
    tell you. My duty is to assassinate Goltana and Orlandu...
    
    Ramza: What...!?
    
    Delita: Shh...lower your voice. This is the real plan... We've 
    trying to incite those dissatisfied with the government to 
    revolt, Thereby causing people to distrust the government even 
    more. Both armies will try to put down the revolts, but won't 
    have enough soldiers. Then what? They'll finish things trying 
    to break the deadlock.
    
    Ramza: All these recent revolts were the High Priest's plan. 
    And to stop these, both armies are leading to Bethla. 
    Everything is as you planned...
    
    Delita: Not quite yet. Because... During the battle Larg and 
    Goltana will both be killed by someone. Of course the leaders 
    will also be killed... Nantens' Orlandu, Hokutens' Zalbag, and 
    Dycedarg... Losing their leaders, both armies will stop 
    fighting and turn to peace...
    
    Ramza: Then, the Church will become the 'mediator'...
    
    Delita: And the people will support the Church entirely. They 
    even threw in the Zodiac Brave Legend.
    
    Ramza: But the Zodiac Stone...
    
    Delita: Right now, you're the church's biggest obstacle.
    
    Ramza: Aren't you trying to get the stones also?
    
    [Delita stands up.]
    
    Delita: I'm not working for the Church!
    
    Ramza: What do you mean?
    
    Delita: It means I'll kill you if I have to. Don't worry. Our 
    reasons may be different, but we want the same thing. As long 
    as we want the same thing...we won't be enemies.
    
    Ramza: Come with me...
    
    Delita: Sorry, I can't. She needs me.
    
    Ramza: She...?
    
    Delita: Prince or Princess... It doesn't matter as long as 
    they are easily controlled. The High Priest's plan calls for a 
    puppet government.
    
    Ramza: You're just using Ovelia for your own ambitions?
    
    Delita: ...I don't know. But...
    
    [Ramza stands up.]
    
    Ramza: But what?
    
    Delita: I would give my life for her...
    
    Ramza: Delita...
    
    Delita: Is that strange?
    
    Ramza: No, I believe you.
    
    [Suddenly a gunshot breaks the conversation between the two.]
    
    Familiar Voice: Ramza! The Church is surrounded!! Come out 
    quietly!
    
    Ramza: That voice...It's Zalmo!?
    
    [Ramza and Delita goes out the church.]
    
    
    - Church outside the town -
    ---------------------------
    
    Zalmo: You're the Black Knight, Hyral! Why are you here?
    
    Delita: Now that you've seen me, I cannot let you live! C'mon, 
    Ramza!!
    
    Ramza: They're unknowingly part of the High Priest's plot! If 
    you explain it well, they'd understand...
    
    Delita: Are you still so naive? ...Well, good luck!
    
    Zalmo: Do you know what you're doing? He's a top criminal! 
    Anyone who helps him is guilty, too! You, leader of the Black 
    Knights, dare oppose the Trial Examiners?
    
    Delita: I know who you are! That's why I must kill you all!
    
    Zalmo: What!? You audacious fool!! Your actions will disrupt 
    the world order and oppose God's Natural Providence!! Are you 
    trying to rebel against God!?
    
    Delita: Disrupt the 'order'? This 'order' you talk about is 
    just a matter of your own convenience!! Using God as an 
    'order' to control the people is absurd! You have no right to 
    take advantage of the innocent!!
    
    Ramza: I don't care about God! I just want you to see the 
    'truth'!
    
    Zalmo: 'Truth'? Are you saying this is not 'truth'? You had a 
    chance to clear the charges in the Cardinal murder/Zodiac 
    Stone robbery. But you blew it by running away! That proved 
    your guilt! We've already decided you're guilty and sentenced 
    you! It's too late to say anything!
    
    Ramza: Then I guess I must fight!!
    
    [Zalmo thought the two wouldn't dare to touch him. But he was 
    wrong. Ramza and Delita charges at Zalmo running their swords 
    through his unarmed body.]
    
    Zalmo: Oh, God...please punish the wicked.
    
    [Zalmo falls down on the ground, dead.]
    
    Delita: What're you going to do, Ramza?
    
    Ramza: I had 2 reasons for coming to Zeltennia. One was to see 
    you. The other is to see Count Orlandu.
    
    Delita: Thundergod Cid?
    
    Ramza: I want his cooperation to uncover the Church's plot.
    
    Delita: How?
    
    Ramza: I have strong 'proof' that will uncover the wrong-
    doing.
    
    Delita: The 'Germonik scriptures'!
    
    Ramza: When I met Olan, the Count's son-in-law, He promised me 
    if I had proof, he would stop the High Priest's conspiracy.
    
    Delita: Olan, huh?
    
    [A young lady appears from the shadows.]
    
    Delita: It's ok... She's one of us. Several people were sent 
    from Murond to help me. She's one of them.
    
    Magician Woman: Help...? More like to keep an eye on you.
    
    Delita: Hey, c'mon. She knows everything. She's the only one 
    we can trust in the Goltana Army.
    
    Magician Woman: You're the youngest Beoulve, Ramza, right? My 
    name is Balmafula. Nice to meet you.
    
    Delita: And...what do you want?
    
    Balmafula: The Hokuten are moving.
    
    Delita: Is Ft. Bethla the target?
    
    [The woman nods.]
    
    Balmafula: Count Orlandu left for Bethla a while ago. 
    Goltana's heading for Bethla... along with your Black Sheep 
    Knights.
    
    Delita: A little too late... The battle won't end...
    
    Ramza: I'm not giving up. I'll persuade the Count before any 
    more die.
    
    Delita: ...I guess it's good bye, Ramza.
    
    Ramza: Stay alive, Delita.
    
    Delita: You too...
    
    [Delita walks over to Ramza and stretches out his hand. Ramza 
    and Delita shakes hands. Ramza then disappears into the 
    shadows.]
    
    Balmafula: You're letting him go?
    
    Delita: I know what he'll do.
    
    Balmafula: You even use your friends.
    
    Delita: Shut up! What do you know?
    
    Balmafula: I hate people like you.
    
    Delita: Hurry up and go!!
    
    [Balmafula leaves.]
    
    
                           -- Bed Desert --
                           ================
    
    [Ramza and his troop heads for Bethla. Along the way, the 
    party comes across Bed Desert.]
    
    Balk: ...They're all spread? Nice wind. Should be enough to 
    float them around in the air for most of the day.
    
    [Ramza and his troop comes out.]
    
    Balk: Uh-oh...Didn't think I'd see you here...
    
    Ramza: What are the Shrine Knights doing here? You said, 
    "spread"... What the hell did you spread?
    
    Balk: Wanna know...? I guess I can tell you because there's 
    nothing you can do now.
    
    Ramza: Spill it! What did you spread?
    
    Balk: This!
    
    [The Temple Knight throws some kind of an orb at the troop. 
    The orb explodes spreading poison on the troop.]
    
    Ramza: Poison!?
    
    Balk: That's right. I spread this to the Hokuten Province. Any 
    soldier who inhales this will be too sick to fight!
    
    Ramza: The High Priest doesn't want Goltana to win the war!
    
    Balk: That's correct. If the Hokuten can't fight their best, 
    the Nanten will open the fortress... Totally annihilating it. 
    Making it a good chance to kill Goltana and Orlandu. Of 
    course, plans are set to kill Larg in the confusion. It'll 
    probably be easier to kill him in the confusion over the 
    poisoning.
    
    Ramza: What!?
    
    Balk: You should be happy! The war will end! From now on, 
    we'll be the center of authority! The people want that! No 
    more of you aristocrats ruling the kingdom.
    
    Ramza: I won't let that happen! I'll end the war differently!
    
    Balk: I knew you'd say that!
    
    [Ramza pulls out his sword just in time to hear a gunshot. 
    Ramza quickly rolled left. The bullet misses Ramza by few 
    inches. Keeping his eyes on Balk's gun, Ramza charges at Balk. 
    Another bullet misses Ramza, but manages to lance his ribs 
    skin deeply. Balk tries to reload his gun. Ramza runs at Balk. 
    With one sweep from his sword, the gun flies away from Balk's 
    grasp. Ramza sends another blow from his sword. Balk watches 
    the sword cut through his flesh. Screaming, the knight falls 
    down on his knees.]
    
    Balk: Dammit! I'm not going to die in a place like this.
    
    [Can't resist the pain, Balk falls down on the ground and 
    dies.]
    
    Ramza: I have to hurry...
    
    [Meanwhile... Nanten Knights tries to capture Orlandu.]
    
    Count Orlandu: What do you mean? Suspicion of conspiracy?
    
    Nanten Knight: ...Please. Obey the roder.
    
    Orlandu: Nonsense. Why would I be involved in a conspiracy?
    
    [Goltana enters the room.]
    
    Goltana: It's too bad, Cid. Attempting rebellion...
    
    Orlandu: You can't be serious? I'd never think of...
    
    Goltana: I have proof. You've been secretly planning with the 
    Church to overthrow me.
    
    Orlandu: Nonsense!! Who told you such a lie!?
    
    Goltana: You still deny it? Hearing of your betrayal, the High 
    Priest notified me personally.
    
    Orlandu: It's the High Priest's plot!
    
    Goltana: The High Priest's plot? How dare you say that? Can 
    you prove it?
    
    Orlandu: I've been serving you over 20 years and you don't 
    trust me?
    
    Goltana: ...I cannot go to war without your Knights. I am very 
    disappointed, Cid... Take him away!!
    
    [Orlandu gets taken way by the knights. Delita and Balmafula 
    enters the room and kneels down before Goltana.]
    
    Delita: Yes, Your Excellency.
    
    Goltana: Continue your contact with Murond. If we get an 
    official edict, overturning Larg will be easy.
    
    Delita: The High Priest's already decided. No need to worry.
    
    Goltana: Thanks for your trouble. I will grand you command 
    over the Nanten Knights. You will become a Holy Knight.
    
    Delita: I appreciate your kindness!
    
    Goltana: I'm counting on you, Delita. I know I can trust you.
    
    Delita: I won't let you down.
    
    [Ramza and his troop finally comes at Bethla Garrison.]
    
    
    1. South Wall of Bethla Garrison.
    2. North Wall of Bethla Garrison.
    
    
    (If you chose south wall)
    
    - South Wall of Bethla Garrison -
    ---------------------------------
    
    Nanten Knights: Who are you? Where did you come from?
    
    Ramza: We're not Hokutens! We're here to see Count Orlandu! 
    Present us immediately!
    
    Knight: Here to see Count Orlandu? So you're the ones hired to 
    assassinate Lord Goltana? Fool! Count Orlandu's already been 
    captured and imprisoned! But don't worry, you'll see him 
    soon...in prison!!
    
    [Ramza's troop kills the Nanten Knights.]
    
    Ramza: We have to do something before the armies collide!
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    (If you chose north wall)
    
    - North Wall of Bethla Garrison -
    ---------------------------------
    
    Knight: I never thought Hokuten would attack from the front! 
    We'll get them all at once! Attack!!
    
    [Ramza's troop kills the Nanten Knights.]
    
    Ramza: We have to do something before the armies collide!
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    [The Hokutens fell one by one from Balk's poison. It 
    eventually got to Dycedarg and Larg.]
    
    Zalbag's Voice: What happened here!?
    
    [Zalbag appears at the scene and sees the dead bodies of the 
    Hokuten Knights. Zalbag makes his way over to a poisoned 
    knight.]
    
    Zalbag: Are you ok!? Pull yourself together!!
    
    [The female knight coughs.]
    
    Hokuten Knight: I, I'm fine... just my head...hurts.
    
    [The knight falls down.]
    
    Zalbag: Hey, get a grip!
    
    [Dycedarg comes out.]
    
    Dycedarg: Mosfungus poison has been spread in the air...
    
    [Dycedarg falls on his knee. Zalbag helps his brother.]
    
    Zalbag: Brother!
    
    Dycedarg: Don't worry, I'm alright... Where's is His 
    Excellency?
    
    Zalbag: We don't know.
    
    Larg's Voice: ...Here, Zalbag... Dycedarg...
    
    [Zalbag and Dycedarg comes up and sees Larg lying on the 
    ground]
    
    Zalbag: You Excellency!! Call the Chemist!!
    
    [Dycedarg makes his way over to Larg.]
    
    Dycedarg: ...How do you feel?
    
    Larg: My head hurts... I feel sick... But...I'll be alright. 
    I'll feel better in a while.
    
    Dycedarg: That's a problem.
    
    Larg: What?
    
    [Zalbag brings out a dagger and stabs Larg.]
    
    Larg: Urrgh!! Wha...What is this!?
    
    Zalbag: Brother!!
    
    [Larg struggles. Dycedarg pushes the dagger deeper into Larg's 
    body.]
    
    Dycedarg: Quiet, Zalbag!
    
    Larg: You...betraying me...? You killed Balbanes... not only 
    to inherit the Beoulve estate... But, to kill...me...
    
    [Dycedarg pulls out the dagger from Larg's body. Larg spits 
    out bloods. Dycedarg stands up, breathing heavily. More blood 
    trickles down from Larg's mouth. Larg dies.]
    
    Zalbag: Brother...No... Did you... 'poison'?
    
    Dycedarg: Ugh...Ugh...... Not me. It was done by the allies 
    who want Beoulve to take center stage...
    
    Zalbag: Why have they...
    
    Dycedarg: Duke Larg died in battle, but we'll carry on his 
    will...
    
    Zalbag: But, the plot...
    
    Dycedarg: Just put a dagger into one of their hands... He's 
    the assassin sent by the Nanten. Alright...?
    
    [Dycedarg falls down.]
    
    Zalbag: Brother!!
    
    
    - In front of Bethla Garrison's Sluice -
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Oh! This floodgate! If I open it and release the water, 
    they want be able to fight! How do I open the floodgate? 
    Probably by pulling the levers on both sides! I think I see 
    them...but first I have to get there...
    
    [Ramza makes his way over to one of the levers.]
    
    Ramza: ...Ok, I'll just pull this.
    
    [Ramza pulls the lever.]
    
    Ramza: And pull that other lever, too...
    
    [Ramza makes his way over to the last lever.]
    
    Ramza: This is the last one!
    
    [Ramza pulls the lever. The water gates opens, pouring out 
    water. Breaking the water gates at Bethla, Larg and Goltana's 
    attack were avoided. Olan, Ramza and Balmafula made their way 
    to save Orlandu.]
    
    Olan: Father!!
    
    [The three enters the cell.]
    
    Olan: Father! You're safe!!
    
    [Ramza and Balmafula kneels down.]
    
    Orlandu: Yes, I'm fine. You must be Ramza. You've grown. I 
    recognized you.
    
    Ramza: You know me?
    
    Orlandu: Of course. It's no wonder you don't remember me. You 
    were only 3 or 4 years old when I last saw you. You were 
    almost hurt, trying to hold my sword. Your father scolded you 
    and you cried... Ha, ha, ha. Thank you for coming. Both of you 
    can relax now.
    
    [Ramza and Balmafula gets up on their feet.]
    
    Olan: There were minimal losses from both sides. Thanks to 
    Ramza, we were able to avoid all-out war.
    
    Orlandu: Is that so? Balbanes sure has a fine son. Let me 
    thank you on behalf of everyone, Ramza.
    
    Ramza: No need for thanks. I only did what was natural.
    
    Orlandu: You've inherited Balbanes' soul. He should be 
    pleased...
    
    Balmafula: With your permission... Goltana's planning to kill 
    you tomorrow. Please escape.
    
    Olan: Father, what she says is true. For now, let's...
    
    Orlandu: I know...I can't stay here while Goltana's like that. 
    Olan, my son... this battle will end soon. I'll go with him. I 
    must stop the High Priest, no matter what...
    
    Olan: Father, I'll go with you!!
    
    Orlandu: No. You must return to Zeltennia and protect Ovelia. 
    Ovelia is the rightful heir to the throne of the kingdom. It 
    is your duty to protect her. Do you understand?
    
    Olan: ...Yes.
    
    Orlandu: Alright, Ramza?
    
    Ramza: Of course.
    
    Orlandu: Then, let's go before someone sees us.
    
    [Angry from the failure, Goltana ordered Delita to come.]
    
    Goltana: What's this!? Who opened the floodgate?
    
    [Delita enters the room and kneels down before Goltana.]
    
    Delita: Yes, Your Excellency?
    
    Goltana: Gather the soldiers and attack the Hokuten!
    
    Delita: We can't even move because of the water.
    
    Goltana: Neither can they. And that's our edge! Now is our 
    chance to make them think we won't attack! We must move now...
    
    Delita: That's not a good idea.
    
    Goltana: What!?
    
    [Delita drew his sword and charged at Goltana. With one 
    motion, the sword struck home.]
    
    Goltana: Oh...y, you...!
    
    Delita: Nobody's wants you to be King!!
    
    [Delita pulls out his sword. Blood pours out from Goltana's 
    body as he falls down on the ground, dead.]
    
    Delita: Come in!
    
    [Balmafula comes in, along with Orlandu. Orlandu falls on his 
    knees before Delita.]
    
    Delita: You understand, your death won't be waste.
    
    Grevados as 'Cid': Everything's guided by the will of St. 
    Ajora...
    
    [Delita stabs his sword through his body. He then pulls out 
    his word and puts the sword in his sheath. The fake Orlandu 
    silently fells on the ground.]
    
    Balmafula: The real Cid and Ramza have escaped.
    
    Delita: Good...Pray that Ramza will take care of the rest.
    
    
                      Having lost their leaders,
                      the High Priest proposed a
                       mediator for the armies.
                      But, since they were both
                      still strong, they refused.
    
                         I headed for Limberry
                          looking for Alma...
    
    
    [On their way, at Zarghidas.]
    
    
                      -- Zarghidas Trade City --
                      ==========================
    
    Flower Girl: Would you like a flower? It's only 1 gil.
    
    Ramza: What? Flowers?
    
    Flower Girl: What's wrong? You've never seen a flower before?
    
    Ramza: O...Of course.
    
    Flower Girl: Won't you buy it?
    
    Ramza: 1. Sorry, not this time.
           2. Ok, I'll buy it.
           ------------------------------------------
    
    
    Ramza: < 1. Sorry, not this time. >
    -----------------------------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Sorry, not this time.
    
    Flower Girl: Alright, that's ok.
    
    [The girl leaves.]
    
    Ramza: Oh, I feel bad now...
    
    [Ramza walks off.]
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    
    Ramza: < 2. Ok, I'll buy it. > 
    -----------------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Alright, I'll buy it.
    
    Flower Girl: Really!? Thank you!
    
    [Ramza buys a flower from the girl.]
    
    Flower Girl: In a place like this... Not a lot of people buy 
    flowers around here. When is my knight in shining armor going 
    to take me away from here...? Oh, I'm sorry. Excuse me for 
    babbling. Thank you so much for buying the flower. Bye.
    
    Ramza: It's just the day and age.
    
    [Ramza walks off.]
    
    - Continues with the game -
    
    [After staying at Zarghidas Ramza and his troop had to pass 
    Germinas Peak to reach Limberry.]
    
    
                          -- Germinas Peak --
                          ===================
    
    Bandit Boss: If you wanna pass, leave your money. And get yer 
    hand offa that sword if you wanna live!
    
    Bandit: Boss! This guy's wanted! Yeah...with a huge bounty! 
    May be it's better to kill him and get the reward, than to 
    take their money now.
    
    Bandit Boss: Yeah, I saw his face on a wanted poster. We're no 
    bounty hunters, but what the hell... Let's kill him for the 
    gil!!
    
    [With that, the bandit charged at Ramza. Ramza pulled out his 
    sword and counter-attacked the bandit. Ramza's sword struck 
    home beneath the bandit's neck. After defeating the bandits, 
    Ramza and his troop only had to cross Poeskas Lake to reach 
    Limberry.]
    
    
                          -- Poeskas Lake --
                          ==================
    
    Poeskas Lake Ghost: Who disturbs our sleep...? ......!! You 
    have the Zodiac Stones...? Then, hand it over...! With that, 
    we can go to a higher dimension...!!
    
    [Ramza and his troop defeats the ghosts and proceeds to 
    Limberry. Rofel, a Temple Knight of the Murond Glabados 
    Church. Under Vormav's order, Rofel goes to the Beoulve family 
    to form an alliance with Dycedarg. But Rofel's plea for 
    revenge against the Church was denied by Dycedarg.]
    
    
    - Inside of Igros Castle -
    --------------------------
    
    Rofel: I see you have no intention of agreeing with our 
    arbitration.
    
    Dycedarg: That's right. His Excellency's wish to unify the 
    kingdoms... Rather, until King Orinas is recognized as the 
    true king, we won't stop fighting. As long as the Beoulves 
    lives, we won't give up.
    
    Rofel: Who do you think let you assassinate Duke!?
    
    Dycedarg: What a thing to say... Larg was killed by someone 
    sent by the Nanten. Or... are you saying you sent the 
    assassin...?
    
    Ramza: So you're definitely not going to cooperate?
    
    Dycedarg: If we wanted to, we could easily beat you. Don't 
    forget that...
    
    Ramza: 'Us'? Do you remember what the 'poison' was that took 
    out the Hokuten?
    
    Dycedarg: I think it was extracted from Mosfungus...
    
    Ramza: Right. Unless you take large doses, it won't kill you. 
    But even small amounts over a long time, can be deadly.
    
    Dycedarg: ...
    
    Rofel: Over time, you develop symptoms similar to a cold. 
    You're not fully aware of your conditions until it's too 
    late...
    
    Dycedarg: ...
    
    Rofel: Didn't your father die from cold complications?
    
    Dycedarg: What are you saying?
    
    Rofel: I heard you know a lot about poison...
    
    Dycedarg: So...what are you saying?
    
    Rofel: If you bury a body with Mosfungus... The Mosfungus 
    begins to grow out of the body. Did you know that?
    
    Dycedarg: ...
    
    Rofel: Such trivial things... Oh yeah, I've got something for 
    you from the High Priest.
    
    [The Temple Knight brings out a shining stone and puts it on 
    the table. The stone glows.]
    
    Dycedarg: What's this?
    
    Rofel: It's a holy Zodiac Stone, from Murond. He'd like you to 
    have this to show his trust in you...
    
    [The stone glows again. Zalbag is seen behind the door 
    listening to the conversation. Meanwhile, Ramza and his troop 
    comes at the gate of Limberry Castle.]
    
    
    - At the gate of Limberry Castle -
    ----------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Nobody here...Are these ruins really deserted? The 
    entrance is open...
    
    [Ramza makes his way near the entrance.]
    
    Ramza: Something's not right... This feels like the time I 
    faced Queklain and Velius...
    
    Lady's Voice: Welcome to Limberry Castle.
    
    [A young lady appears from the gate above.]
    
    Celia: We've been waiting for you.
    
    Lady's Voice: We have a warm welcome for you.
    
    [Lede appears from the darkness.]
    
    Lede: We'll burn you to death. So don't run away.
    
    [Demons appears from the darkness.]
    
    Ramza: Damn! A trap!!
    
    [One of Ramza's wizards incinerated one of the demons with 
    Flare. Ramza and Orlandu killed the other demons.]
    
    Celia: If you want your dear sister back, be brave and enter!
    
    Lede: We'll be waiting inside. Hurry up!
    
    [Celia and Lede disappears.]
    
    Ramza: Alma!!
    
    
    - Inside of Limberry Castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    [Vormav and Elmdor had a meeting.]
    
    Elmdor: Velius and Queklain are both gone... We're the only 
    ones alive now. Adramelk's caught in the 'loophole'...
    
    Vormav: Don't worry about him. He'll soon be summoned to the 
    'other side'...
    
    Elmdor: Did they find a suitable 'body' for him?
    
    Vormav: Yes, the Zodiac Stone chose one. Just as 'they' chose 
    'us', the stones will choose the 'body'!
    
    [Elmdor gets up from his seat and walks over to the window.]
    
    Elmdor: Really... Now we have to bring back 'Bloody Angel', 
    using the 'Ultimate Power'! ...Then even without the stones or 
    a suitable 'body', we can come and go at will. Did they find a 
    good 'body' for 'Angel'? Don't tell me it's that girl...
    
    Vormav: There's only one 'body' suitable for 'Angel'...That 
    girl. Now we must find the "Way to the Dead City".
    
    [Celia appears.]
    
    Celia: He's here.
    
    [Lede also appears.]
    
    Lede: I lured him into the castle. What shall I do with him?
    
    Elmdor: I've been waiting for you, Ramza. Payback time for 
    what happened at Riovanes...
    
    Vormav: Be careful, he's strong. He even beat Velius.
    
    Elmdor: Don't worry about me. Let me handle it. Go find the 
    "Way to the Dead City".
    
    Vormav: Ok. Be careful.
    
    [Vormav disappears.]
    
    Elmdor: Alright, I'm going!
    
    
    - Inside of Limberry Castle -
    -----------------------------
    
    [Ramza and his squad comes before Elmdor, Lede and Celia.]
    
    Elmdor: It's payback time for all the disgrace from Riovanes 
    Castle!
    
    Ramza: Alma...where's my sister? Where is she!?
    
    Elmdor: You'll have to beat me to find out!
    
    [With that the battle began. Ramza's best monk scored a blow 
    on Celia's and Lede's jaw. Celia and Lede turns into an Ultima 
    Demon before Ramza and his troops eyes. Ramza slashed wildly 
    with his sword on one of the Ultima Demon. The Demon fell down 
    with a haunting sound. Orlandu released Statis Sword on the 
    other Demon, freezing it. Ramza threw a devastating uppercut 
    at Elmdor. The uppercut connected, Elmdor falls down on his 
    knees.]
    
    Elmdor: Ugh...you're strong... I thought you'd be strong... 
    but with this 'body'. I can't seem to...
    
    [Elmdor vanishes.]
    
         Elmdor
         Underground...Come down...
         Your sister is there...
    
    Ramza: You're not getting away!!
    
    [Ramza and his troop hurried down to Limberry Castle's 
    underground and finds Elmdor.]
    
    
    - Underground cemetery of Limberry Castle -
    -------------------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Elmdor! Give up! You don't have a chance! Let Alma go!
    
    Elmdor: Oh, you fool... She's not in this castle! The only 
    ones here are the spirits of the dead...
    
    [The dead arises from their coffins.]
    
    Elmdor: Your life shall also end, here in this graveyard!
    
    [Elmdor, using the stone's power, turns into Zalera, the 
    demon.]
    
    Zalera: Let's settle this once and for all...!
    
    [Meliadoul enters the room.]
    
    Meliadoul: What? The Marquis -- a monster? This...is the power 
    of the Zodiac Stone?
    
    Ramza: Now you know what I said was true! Your brother Izlude 
    died because he found the truth and fought them!
    
    Meliadoul: Oh...my God! Does Father...Vormav know that?
    
    Ramza: Well...
    
    Zalera: Ha, ha, ha... So, you're Vormav's daughter? Just like 
    Izlude, you 'body' isn't suitable for us... But your father's 
    was...
    
    Meliadoul: Then, father was...!
    
    Zalera: Yes, he's no longer your father. He's now a blood 
    member of Darkness. But no matter...For now you, and Ramza 
    will die here!
    
    Meliadoul: What you said was true... I'm sorry...
    
    Ramza: It's ok, Meliadoul. Let's avenge Izlude!
    
    [One of Ramza's lancers leaped up. Meliadoul and Ramza's 
    remaining troop fought the dead bodies, while Orlandu released 
    Night Sword on Zalera, the terrifying red light came crashing 
    down, injuring him. The lancer crashed down on Zalera as well. 
    Right at that moment, Ramza struck his sword through Zalera's 
    body, followed by another sword, the sword went straight 
    through Zalera's chest. With two sword's embedded in his body, 
    Zalera fell down on the ground.]
    
    Zalera: Hashmalum...sorry. I'm leaving the rest to you...
    
    [With that the demon exploded leaving the stone on the ground. 
    Ramza picks up the stone. Meliadoul brings out a holy stone 
    from her pocket.]
    
    Meliadoul: Secret's hidden in this Stone... I never dreamed! 
    It may be 'divine', but I thought it was just a strange rock. 
    I never thought collecting them would make a miracle.
    
    [The stone glows.]
    
    Ramza: Neither you nor Izlude were informed... Even Wiegraf 
    didn't know until he turned Lucavi. So even the High Priest's 
    plot's being used by Vormav.
    
    Meliadoul: What're they after?
    
    [Ramza shakes his head.]
    
    Ramza: That, I don't know. If they want to, they could destroy 
    an entire brigade. Just like at Riovanes. But they don't use 
    that power outright. There must be a reason why.
    
    Meliadoul: Maybe they can't use their power outright? The 
    Lucavi of legend, was an unbeatable, ferocious monster.
    
    Ramza: That's right. They don't seem to be the 'immortal 
    evils' the legends say.
    
    Meliadoul: Legends do tend to over exaggerate. Maybe Lucavi 
    was just another monster, after all.
    
    Ramza: I hope so...
    
    [Meliadoul hands the stone to Ramza.]
    
    Meliadoul: I'm going to give you this Zodiac Stone. In return, 
    let me go along. I want to know why my father... Besides...
    
    Ramza: Besides?
    
    Meliadoul: I want to know why he gave away the 'Capricorn' 
    Stone. Why it was given to Lord Dycedarg... I need to know.
    
    Ramza: To my brother? Why?
    
    [Ramza headed for Igros to find some answers.]
    
    
    - Inside of Zeltennia Castle -
    ------------------------------
    
    [Ovelia stood near the window. Suddenly the sound of battle 
    broke the silence in the room.]
    
    Harsh Voice: Where did he escape to?
    
    Another Voice: You search over there! He was wounded trying to 
    escape! He must still be near!
    
    [Olan, covered with blood, enters the room where Ovelia is.]
    
    Queen Ovelia: Olan!! Are you ok!? What an awful wound. Be 
    strong...
    
    Olan: Ovelia, your Highness... I must tell you...
    
    Ovelia: Don't speak...
    
    Olan: Please... Listen to me... My stepfather Orlandu didn't 
    murder Lord Goltana... Suspected of conspiracy, my stepfather 
    escaped Bethla with Ramza Beoulve... Now, he's fighting to 
    stop the High Priest's evil plot.
    
    Ovelia: I trusted Uncle not to start any rebellious moment...
    
    Harsh Boice: No good! The door won't open!
    
    Another Voice: Highness! Are you safe!?
    
    Voice: Please! Open this door!
    
    Ovelia: Then...who? Who killed Lord Goltana?
    
    Olan: It was...
    
    [The two knight breaks the door and comes in.]
    
    Nanten Knight: Your Highness... Are you alright?
    
    Nanten Knight: Here he is!!
    
    [Delita enters the room. The two knights falls down on their 
    knees.]
    
    Delita: You there, leave this room.
    
    Nanten Knight: Huh?
    
    Delita: I said, leave this room!
    
    Nanten Knight: B, But...
    
    Delita: I'll not say it again!
    
    Nanten Knight: Y, Yes...
    
    [The two knights leaves the room. Balmafula enters the room. 
    Delita walks over at Olan.]
    
    Ovelia: Please! Don't be rough on Olan!
    
    Delita: Such a foolish thing you did, Olan.
    
    Olan: You...traitor.
    
    Delita: Oh, please. You know you wanted this too. Look around. 
    See anyone who's really saddened? You should thank me for 
    'killing' your father...now nobody will be after him.
    
    Olan: Stop that nonsense!
    
    Ovelia: Why, Why did you do such a thing?
    
    Delita: I told you I'd make you into a real monarch.
    
    Ovelia: You liar! You're just trying to use me!
    
    Delita: You don't trust me?
    
    Ovelia: ...
    
    Delita: Well...Ovelia?
    
    Ovelia: I'd like to trust you... But...
    
    Delita: I must talk to Olan. Go to your room...
    
    Ovelia: Please... Be gentle with him...
    
    Delita: Ok. I promise...
    
    [Ovelia goes down, slams her room's door and secretly 
    eavesdrops the conversation.]
    
    Olan: I don't care. All I wanted was to clear my stepfather. 
    Do it in one deathblow...
    
    Delita: What are you talking about? I can't have you dead.
    
    Olan: What am I worth to you alive?
    
    Delita: You'll work under me.
    
    Olan: Ha, ha, ha. Don't be a fool. I refuse, even if it means 
    death!
    
    Delita: You cannot refuse. I'll bring down the Hokuten and 
    build Ovelia's kingdom. Of course I'll kill the High Priest. 
    I'm not his dog.
    
    Olan: Are you serious? What the hell...?
    
    Delita: I'm sure you know I'm right. What I'm planing to do is 
    completely justified. A former squire, now in control of 
    Knights, and restoring order to the world. It's easy to 
    understand. This's the 'hero' the people have been demanding.
    
    Olan: For that, you're going to take advantage of everything?
    
    Delita: Is that wrong?
    
    [Ovelia, in disbelieve, runs in to her room. Hearing Delita's 
    words Balmafula steps forward.]
    
    Delita: What's the matter? Want to kill me? I know the High 
    Priest sent you as an 'assassin'! And if I betray you, you'll 
    kill me, right?
    
    [Delita slowly walks at Balmafula. Balmafula steps back and 
    draws a small dagger.]
    
    Delita: Go on... Stab me with that dagger. What's the matter? 
    Go on... If you don't kill me... I'll kill you!
    
    [The screen fades. The sound of scream is heard.]
    
    
    - Graveyard -
    -------------
    
    [After listening to the secret meeting between Rofel and 
    Dycedarg. As Rofel said, there is a poisonous mushroom, 
    Mosfungus, growing in the ground. Learning this, Zalbag headed 
    to his father's resting place at the graveyard.]
    
    Zalbag: This way...
    
    Chemist: Mister, wait...
    
    Zalbag: Father... Come here. I'd like you to see something...
    
    [Zalbag picks up a mushroom from Balbanes's tomb.]
    
    Zalbag: This...
    
    [He throws the mushroom at the chemist.]
    
    Zalbag: Do you know what that is?
    
    Chemist: Of course! This is the Mosfungus, a Mushroom. It's 
    poison isn't that deadly, though.
    
    Zalbag: No wonder...
    
    [The chemist throws the mushroom away.]
    
    Chemist: Mister... We'd best be going.
    
    Zalbag: Why are you so scared?
    
    Chemist: Don't you know? Mosfungus only grows on corpses... 
    And tombs with Mosfungus corpses are major bad luck. They say 
    Mosfungused corpses mean the end with that family's 
    generation.
    
    Zalbag: Ok... You may go now.
    
    [Zalbag throws a coin at the chemist.]
    
    Chemist: Heh, heh...thanks, mister.
    
    Zalbag: You must keep this a secret.
    
    Chemist: I will.
    
    [The chemist disappears into the darkness.]
    
    Zalbag: Father...
    
    
    - At the gate of Igros Castle -
    -------------------------------
    
    [Ramza stood in front gate of Igros Castle.]
    
    Ramza: ...No guards. Strange...
    
    [Ramza sees a chocobo standing next to the gate.]
    
    Ramza: This Chocobo is my brother Zalbag's...
    
    [Ramza goes near the gate.]
    
    Ramza: That's it.
    
    [Ramza enters Igros Castle.]
    
    
    - Inside of Igros Castle -
    --------------------------
    
    [After finding out that Dycedarg had murdered Balbanes. Zalbag 
    went to Igros Castle to avenge his father's death. After 
    seeing Dycedarg inside the castle, Zalbag knocks his brother 
    down on the floor and draws his sword.]
    
    Dycedarg: Zalbag! Have you gone crazy? What's this all about!?
    
    Zalbag: Brother...and you call yourself a Beoulve?
    
    Dycedarg: You mean Duke Larg? He'd have died anyway! Think 
    about it. He couldn't even fight without relying on others for 
    help! It was a mistake for anybody like him to even start a 
    war!
    
    Zalbag: It's bad to kill one's lord, but my father... I'll 
    never forgive that. Why him? Why'd you have to kill him?
    
    Dycedarg: What? I don't know what you're talking about!
    
    Zalbag: The Duke's dying words... I couldn't believe them! 
    Why, brother!? Why did you kill father!?
    
    [Hokuten Knight comes out.]
    
    Hokuten Knight: Dycedarg!!
    
    Dycedarg: Zalbag's insane!!
    
    [More knights comes in and surrounds Zalbag. Dycedarg gets up 
    on his feet.]
    
    Dycedarg: Capture him!
    
    Zalbag: Brother!!
    
    Ramza: Zalbag!!
    
    Zalbag: Ramza! You were right! Our brother's started a war and 
    killed Larg to satisfy his own ambition! This is disgraceful 
    and cannot be forgiven!!
    
    Ramza: Zalbag!!
    
    [Zalbag sidestepped just in time to counter the attack from 
    one of the knights. Zalbag attacked the knight, the sword cut 
    through the knight's armor as if it were cotton. The first 
    knight fell to the ground, dead as a doornail. Ramza pulled 
    out his sword from his sheath and dashed at the Hokuten 
    Knights. Ramza hurled his sword with all his strength at his 
    enemies, the sword struck one of the knights.]
    
    Dycedarg: Fools! Why won't you obey? Why do you defy me? The 
    powerful must rule the powerless ones! It's our duty! Even the 
    once mighty Royal Family has fallen and lost their power! It's 
    only natural for us to take their place! It's the right way to 
    use our power!! Why can't you understand!?
    
    Zalbag: Don't you have any 'justice', Brother!? The Beoulve 
    name is only for the brave! You aren't worthy of it, Brother!
    
    Dycedarg: 'Justice'? I'm embarrassed to think you even said 
    that! You think such pretty ideals can govern the people!? Why 
    are you able to use that sword? Why do you think the people 
    call you a hero? It's all because of me!! Because I dirtied my 
    hands you're here! You should be thanking me, not despising 
    me!!
    
    
    
    
    
    
    [Zalbag, in rage, ran towards Dycedarg. Ramza leaped out of 
    the way as two swords sailed narrowly beside him. Ramza pulled 
    out his second sword and stabbed the two knights with his 
    swords. The two knights fell to the ground as Ramza pulled out 
    his swords. Zalbag reached Dycedarg and grabbed him by his 
    hair and lifted his sword. Dycedarg struggled to free himself 
    and pulled out a long sword that hung at his belt. Zalbag's 
    sword went straight through his body and out.]
    
    Dycedarg: If only you hadn't interfered... Ivalice would've 
    been ours, the Beoulve's... You fools...
    
    [Dycedarg falls down on the ground. Suddenly Dycedarg changes 
    into a demon. The stone shines and disappears.]
    
    Adramelk: Heh, heh...So that's it...Now I know... Young fool. 
    Here's a souvenir for you on the way to Hell. I killed 
    Balbanes... Yes, I did it... The Beoulve's finally had their 
    chance to rule... But he blew it! That idiot! So I killed 
    him... Even a sword master can't fight poison!
    
    [Adramelk uses his power against Zalbag. Zalbag feels a sharp 
    pain all over his body. Using the stone's power Adramelk 
    destroys Zalbag in front of Ramza.]
    
    Adramelk: Now it's your turn... You'll regret opposing me!
    
    [Ramza dashed at the demon but realized he wouldn't make it in 
    time. Adramelk sent off a few bolts. One of the bolts just 
    missed his ribs, but had managed to lance the skin. Ramza 
    threw his other sword at Adramelk. Adramelk easily counters. 
    Ramza lifted his sword and attacked. The sword stabbed through 
    Adramelk's body.]
    
    Adramelk: Shit! It's still not right. If only 'Bloody Ange;' 
    were here this wouldn't have happened...
    
    [With that the demon disappeared with the lightning. The holy 
    stone fell on the ground.]
    
    Ramza: This is the end of the Beoulve's... Names don't 
    matter... What's important is how you live your life. Alma... 
    I must save Alma!
    
    
    - Inside of St. Murond Temple -
    -------------------------------
    
    [Losing many allies and having many stones stolen, Vormav 
    commenced an attack on the High Priest. After killing the High 
    Priest's bodyguard, Vormav puts his sword straight through the 
    High Priest's body.]
    
    Funeral: You're...betraying...me...
    
    [Vormav pulls out his sword from Funeral's body.]
    
    Vormav: If you'd confessed all, I'd have kept you alive. I 
    didn't mean to take such drastic measures, but I don't have 
    much time left.
    
    Funeral: Wha, What do you mean?
    
    Vormav: I was going along with you to get the Zodiac Stone... 
    But now that the kid took most of them, it was all for 
    nothing.
    
    [The High Priest stretches out his hand to beg mercy.]
    
    Funeral: S...Spare me...
    
    Vormav: That wound is deep, but not fatal. If you treat it 
    soon, you'll be ok. Now, if you value your life, tell me where 
    the entrance to Murond is!!
    
    Funeral: Orbonne...A sealed Magic Square at the bottom of the 
    underground library.
    
    Vormav: How do I break the seal?
    
    Funeral: I don't know...it might be written in the scriptures.
    
    [Vormav slaps Funeral's hand.]
    
    Vormav: That kid again!
    
    [Vormav eye signals Rofel, who's standing behind Funeral, 
    holding a katana.]
    
    Vormav: I'm through with you.
    
    [Vormav leaves the room along with Kletian. Funeral stretches 
    his hand out again.]
    
    Funeral: Please...spare me.
    
    [Rofel lifts the katana and stabs it on Funeral's back. 
    Meanwhile, Ramza and his troop stood before St. Murond 
    Temple.]
    
    
    - St. Murond Temple -
    ---------------------
    
    Shrine Knight Magician: Stop! Only the Priest is allowed in 
    here! What business do you have at Murond Temple? Identify 
    yourself!!
    
    Ramza: My name is Ramza, Ramza Beoulve! I'm here for my 
    sister, Alma Beoulve, who was kidnapped by Vormav!
    
    Magician: Heresy Ramza!! What a fool to come so openly! I will 
    execute your sentence here and now!!
    
    [After fighting for some time, the sound of scream escaped 
    from the mouth of the Magician as Ramza pulls out his sword 
    from his body. Ramza glanced his surroundings for more 
    enemies, but there were none. The other shrine knights were 
    already injured or killed by Ramza's troop. ]
    
    Ramza: Alma...I'm coming! Just hold on...!!
    
    
    - Hall of St. Murond Temple -
    -----------------------------
    
    [Ramza and his party sttod before the three shrine knights; 
    Vormav, Rofel and Kletian.]
    
    Vormav: So, you're Ramza... Nice meeting you... I'd ask you to 
    dinner, but I'm too busy... Forgive me. I don't have too much 
    time. So, let me get down to business. If you want your 
    sister, give me the Germonik scriptures and all the Zodiac 
    Stones. If you don't do what I say, your lovely sister is 
    dead. Now, hand them over!!
    
    Ramza: Where's Alma? Unless you show me her now, I'll not hand 
    over the scriptures or the stones!
    
    Vormav: Didn't you hear me? You have no choice. I'll say it 
    again. Hand them over!
    
    [Ramza steps forward and brings out the Germonik scriptures.]
    
    Ramza: Only the scriptures! I'll give you the stone only after 
    I see Alma!
    
    [Ramza puts the book down on the ground and slowly walks away. 
    Rofel steps up and picks up the book. He then flips the 
    pages.]
    
    Vormav: Well?
    
    Rofel: ....It's here. It's a simple curse.
    
    Vormav: Good, now that we know, they're finished. I could let 
    him go, but I'll get revenge for Velius and the others.
    
    Ramza: You deceived me!!
    
    [Ramza pulled his sword out of his sheath just in time to 
    parry the blow from Vormav. Ramza danced around with Vormav 
    waiting for him to make the move.]
    
    Ramza: Why do you let Alma live?
    
    Vormav: What?
    
    Ramza: You even killed your own son. Why do you keep Alma 
    alive?
    
    Vormav: That's none of your affair. If you want to know, kill 
    me.
    
    Meliadoul: Father... Are you really my father?
    
    Vormav: Of course, dear daughter. Why are you over 'there'? 
    When did you become the enemy?
    
    Meliadoul: That's because you're not the father who used to 
    be.
    
    Vormav: What do you mean?
    
    Meliadoul: At Limberry, Marquis Elmdor used the Zodiac Stones 
    to turn into a monster. Father, wasn't it you who killed the 
    people at Riovanes Castle and also Izlude?
    
    Vormav: You're saying we're monsters?
    
    Meliadoul: !! You're not my father...
    
    [Vormav's sword moved, Ramza dodged the blow and counter 
    attacked, cutting through his armor.]
    
    Vormav: I won't be beaten here. I must escape!
    
    [Vormav and co. escapes.]
    
    Ramza: Running away? Coward!
    
    [Ramza and his party goes after Vormav and catches up with 
    him.]
    
    
    - Chapel of St. Murond Temple -
    -------------------------------
    
    Vormav: No more time to waste... I want to end this now, but 
    you probably won't go quietly... I'm afraid your life must end 
    here. My servants will be your opponents. A coffin...just the 
    thing for you. Rest in peace.
    
    [Vormav using the stone's power, summons demons.]
    
    Vormav: This man will be your opponent...
    
    [Zalbag appears.]
    
    Ramza: Zalbag!!
    
    Vormav: He maybe your brother, but he's joined our family. 
    Think you can fight with him? Ha, ha...
    
    [Vormav disappears into the darkness laughing.]
    
    Ramza: Dirty --!!
    
    Vormav's Voice: Zalbag, kill the boy before you! Don't let him 
    leave this temple alive!!
    
    Ramza: Brother! Zalbag!! It's me!!
    
    Zalbag: Is that you, Ramza...? What...am I doing? Can't feel a 
    thing...
    
    Ramza: You're being controlled by Lucavi!!
    
    Zalbag: I'm...fighting...you? Why...? Go Ramza, Run! Or 
    else...I might...kill you.
    
    Ramza: Brother!!
    
    [Ramza leaps out of the way as Zalbag's sword misses him.]
    
    Zalbag: Please...Ramza. Kill...me... I'm in pain...no feeling 
    in my hands and feet, yet it hurts...all over... The scariest 
    part is... I'm slowly losing my memory.
    
    Ramza: You'll be ok, Zalbag!! I'm sure there's a way! So, 
    don't give up!! Please, don't give up!
    
    Zalbag: No, hurry up and... kill me...I'm in pain... I hear 
    voices...talking...crying...calling...taunting. Do 
    something...Help me...Hurry and...kill me.
    
    Ramza: Damn that Vormav!!
    
    [Crying, Ramza charged at Zalbag, sword out. The sword goes 
    straight through Zalbag's body as if it were cotton. Ramza 
    falls on his knees.]
    
    Zalbag: I'm so sorry, Ramza... to make you...suffer. 
    Save...Alma... You're the only one... who can... I...have to 
    go now...Goodbye...Ramza... Thank you......
    
    [Zalbag falls down on the ground and vanishes.]
    
    Ramza: Zalbaaaaaag!!
    
    
    - Inside of St. Murond Temple -
    -------------------------------
    
    [Ramza goes further inside the temple. Meanwhile, the old man 
    lay on the ground, a katana still quivering in his back. His 
    bodyguards were on the ground dead as a stone.]
    
    (Funeral's thoughts: ...somebody...)
    
    [Ramza enters the room.]
    
    Ramza: How awful.
    
    Funeral: Help...hel...p...
    
    Ramza: Hold on...hold on!
    
    Funeral: Sh...shr...shrine...
    
    Ramza: You know where they went? Where? Where did they go?
    
    Funeral: Or...Orbon...ne...
    
    [Breathing his last breath, the High Priest Funeral died.]
    
    Ramza: Orbonne Monastery...
    
    [Ramza and his party heads to Orbonne to stop Vormav.]
    
    
                        -- Orbonne Monastery --
                        =======================
    
                - Underground Book Storage Fourth Floor -
                  -------------------------------------
    
    Rofel: Stay and stand guard!! I'll go after Vormav!!
    
    Shrine Knight: Yes, sir!
    
    [Rofel goes down after Vormav. Ramza and his troop arrives.]
    
    Ramza: What's in this underground library?
    
    [Ramza's troop kills the guards protecting the entrance to the 
    fifth floor. A conversation is heard from the entrance.]
    
    Rofel: Leave this to me...
    
    Vormav: I'm counting on you, Rofel.
    
    Rofel: ...Fel...Cao...De...Nda...! Zeede...m...Fe...rio... I 
    am...the one...with...the Time God...open...this gate...!
    
    Ramza: I won't let you go!!
    
    [Ramza hearing the conversation, heads down to stop them.]
    
    
    - Underground Book Storage Fifth Floor -
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Rofel: I've been waiting for you, Ramza. That's far enough! 
    Rest eternally beneath this monastery!
    
    Ramza: This feeling...same as when I fought Celia and Lede!! 
    You are not human.
    
    Rofel: No, I am not...I've risen above humans... I have 
    obtained eternal life with the help of Vormav's power... Hee, 
    hee, hee... You can't understand the joy.
    
    Ramza: What are you trying to do? What do you want?
    
    Rofel: Do you really want to know, Ramza? If you do, then 
    you'll have to beat me. That is, if you can...
    
    [Grabbing his sword hard, Ramza rushes forward. Rofel uses his 
    mighty sword ability and knocks Ramza away. Recovering from 
    the blow, Ramza stands up. Orlandu throws a blow on Rofel and 
    manages to wound Rofel's left arm. Ramza seeing the 
    opportunity throws a small dagger at Rofel. The dagger strikes 
    home in Rofel's body.]
    
    Rofel: I can't die here. I haven't finished my duty... 
    Ramza...... I invite you to Hell.........Fareth Kaos De 
    Vanda!! Zoeda Remdo Feolio... I am the one together with the 
    Time God Zomala who can open this gate! Dejeon!!
    
    [The floor starts to shake. Beams of light flashes around the 
    room and explodes, covering the room with mist. The mist soon 
    disappears along with everybody. Ramza appears in a room along 
    with Rofel.]
    
    Ramza: What is this?
    
    Rofel: Welcome...to Murond, Death City. Now that you're 
    here... you can never return... All we have to do now is to 
    destroy that entrance...
    
    [Rofel raises his hand and mumbles something. A ball of energy 
    forms in Rofel's hand. The ball of energy disappears and the 
    entrance collapses into pieces.]
    
    Rofel: Go on... Your sister is waiting...
    
    [Rofel dies.]
    
    Ramza: Alma...
    
    [Ramza leaves the room and ventures outside and meets up with 
    his party. Ramza and his party comes across Kletian and his 
    troop.]
    
    
                        -- Murond Death City --
                        =======================
    
    Kletian: So Rofel's been defeated? Then, unless I defeat you 
    here, I can't face Rofel... Come on!!
    
    [Ramza's troop goes head on with Kletian's troop.]
    
    Ramza: Where's Vormav!? Where did he go!?
    
    Kletian: Where? What an odd thing to say... We came to Death 
    City to revive our master. He slumbers in this world 
    incomplete parts. Vormav is heading for the master's resting 
    place... where St. Ajora died!
    
    Ramza: Where is that!? Where!?
    
    Kletian: You'll have to defeat me to find out!?
    
    [The battle began. Ramza fired an arrow. The stray arrow got 
    Kletian while the battle ensued. Kletian falls down on the 
    ground, wounded. Ramza and his troop finishes off Kletian's 
    troop.]
    
    Kletian: Ugh...F...Forgive me...Rofel......
    
    [Kletian dies. A loud thunderclap booms in the distance.]
    
    Ramza: Over there!?
    
    
                      -- Lost Sacred Precincts --
                      ==========================
    
    [Ramza faces Balk, the Temple Knight who died in a battle at 
    Bed Deserts with Ramza.]
    
    Balk: Nice to see you, kid. I was beaten before, but not this 
    time. I'll make Death City your grave!!
    
    Ramza: You turned into one of Lucavi's too... You'd sink that 
    low just to live? What a pity!!
    
    Balk: It's pretty nice, kid. I'm finally a real human being!
    
    Ramza: I wouldn't call selling your soul to the devil human!
    
    Balk: I'm above 'death'. At the top of the human race. Now I 
    don't have to endure unjust treatment by you aristocrats!! 
    I've won true 'freedom'! I'm a true 'human being'! I will be 
    treated 'equally' now!!
    
    Ramza: A real 'human being'? Don't make me laugh!! How 
    valuable is a 'freedom' you didn't earn yourself? The moment 
    'pride' is lost, 'freedom' is also lost...!! You lost your 
    freedom when you lost your pride and confidence....!! 
    'Equality's not something you're given! It's something you 
    fight for!! Any 'freedom' gotten from Lucavi isn't true 
    freedom.
    
    [The two men goes head on. Ramza throws a jawbreaker punch at 
    Balk and scores. Balk regains consciousness from the punch and 
    fires a bullet from his gun. The bullet misses Ramza by few 
    inches. Ramza pulls out his sword and attacks. The attack 
    knocks Balk's gun far away. Without any weapon, Balk backs and 
    trips over. Ramza stabs his sword on the fallen opponent.]
    
    Balk: I'm...dying? I thought I'd risen over 'death'...
    
    [Ramza pulls out his sword. Balk dies.]
    
    Ramza: The Stone is sympathizing. That way...
    
    
                      -- Graveyard of Airships --
                      ===========================
    
    [Vormav is seen kneeling before the unconscious Alma.]
    
    Vormav: ...Why? Why doesn't Virgo work?
    
    [Vormav stands up.]
    
    Vormav: The Holy Angel's spirit is around in here... Why...? 
    Maybe it's Ajora reincarnated...? ...No, that can't be. 
    Certainly, Virgo did react.
    
    [Vormav looks up.]
    
    Vormav: ...You're here.
    
    [Ramza and his troop stands before Vormav.]
    
    Ramza: That's far enough, Vormav! Virgo's not working! So give 
    up and hand over Alma!!
    
    Vormav: No, it will work... It just needs more... You didn't 
    hear? It just needs more blood... Lots of blood is needed for 
    the Angel's resurrection. Much bloodshed since Ajora's death, 
    but I guess it wasn't enough... I guess I'll have to go on 
    another rampage...!! Heh, heh, heh.... Don't worry... I'll 
    'sacrifice' you first.
    
    [Vormav using the stones power, changes into Hashmalum.]
    
    Hashmalum: Master, 'Bloody Angel'... Let me offer you 'blood' 
    darker than wine and hotter than burning lava!
    
    [Ramza's troop attacks Hashmalum while Ramza rushes towards 
    his sister.]
    
    Ramza: Alma! Hold on! Please! Open your eyes!! Alma!!
    
    Hashmalum: It's no use... You cannot wake her...
    
    Ramza: What have you done to Alma!?
    
    Hashmalum: Her existence impedes our goal... When she wakes, 
    she will remember her mission... Her important mission to call 
    our allies...
    
    [Orlandu manages to stab Excalibur on Hashmalum. One of 
    Ramza's archers fires a bolt at Hashmalum. The bolt sails 
    through the air and into Hashmalum's body. Hashmalum kills the 
    archer with his magic. Ramza rushes forward and stabs his 
    sword on Hashmalum. Hashmalum knocks Ramza away and pulls out 
    Ramza's sword from his body. He then throws the sword away. 
    Ramza stands up and picks up his sword.]
    
    Hashmalum: Master... you are not awake yet?
    
    [The stone responds and Alma wakes up.]
    
    Alma: Ugh...Wh...Where am I...?
    
    Ramza: Alma!!
    
    Alma: Brother...Ramza?
    
    Hashmalum: I won't let you interfere. Bloody Angel!! I 
    offer...my own life...for your resurrection...!!
    
    [Seeing that he can't win. Hashmalum tears his body open and 
    sacrifices himself for the Angel's resurrection. The stone 
    falls from Hashmalum's body and flashes. The stone on Alma's 
    body responds. A light of beam shines down from the sky onto 
    Alma, resurrecting St. Ajora.]
    
    St. Ajora: I have my body back...
    
    Ramza: Alma!!
    
    [The Holy Stone shines.]
    
    St. Ajora: Ugh...what...What is this?
    
    [The stone flashes again.]
    
    St. Ajora: Ugh...Ugh... He...Help...Brother...
    
    [Ramza rushes towards Ajora.]
    
    Ramza: Alma!!
    
    St. Ajora: Brother Ramza... Stop...Don't interfere... 
    Do...not...inter...fere... Do...not...inter...!!!
    
    [Another light of beam shines down on Ajora and splits Alma 
    from Ajora.]
    
    Ramza: Alma!! Are you ok!?
    
    Alma: ...Brother... I'm...alright... We have 
    to...kill...Ajora...Hurry...
    
    St. Ajora: Are you...trying to...stop my...resurrection... I 
    won't...let you...come out...my servants.
    
    [Ajora summons his servants.]
    
    St. Ajora: I will not let anyone prevent my resurrection...!
    
    [A flash of lights surrounds Ajora's body and a ball of energy 
    forms around Ajora. The ball of energy explodes, turning Ajora 
    into Altima.]
    
    Altima: Prepare yourselves...powerless ones!
    
    [Ramza's troop ensues a battle with Ajora's servants. Ajora's 
    servants kills one of Ramza's monk. Orlandu rushes forward and 
    sticks a sword through the demon. While that was happening, 
    Altima went forward to kill Alma. Seeing this, Ramza runs at 
    Altima with his sword tightly gripped. He sends a blow and 
    strikes Altima's back. A pool of blood drips down from 
    Altima's back. The injured Ajora looks back at Ramza just in 
    time to see Ramza's sword go straight through his body. Altima 
    looks at Ramza in disbelieve.]
    
    Altima: No... This can't be... You're the descendant of the 
    one who killed me before. No...I won't be beaten... I will not 
    be beaten...
    
    [Altima disappears along with his dead servants. Suddenly a 
    huge hurl of light appears on top of Ramza's troop. The light 
    fades away revealing the huge skeleton Altima.]
    
    Altima: I will...kill you!!
    
    
      Ramza and his troop closes their eyes and prepares to face
       their destiny. For the world now lies in their hands. The
     battle was long and hard. But the right-hearted heroes saves
                     the world and destroys evil.
    
    
    Altima: More...power.........
    
    [Lights and energy surrounds the area. The ship explodes along 
    with Altima, Ramza and his troop.]
    
    
    - Graveyard -
    -------------
    
    [People have arrived here to pay their respects to Alma 
    Beoulve.]
    
    Priest: With the Father's blessing, you shall return to Earth. 
    Guide Alma Beoulve's soul to Heaven with St, Ajora's divine 
    protection... Farlem...
    
    Everybody: ...Farlem.
    
    [The people starts to leave.]
    
    Mourner (Old man): What a pity. She was so young. 
    
    Mourner (Old woman): All the siblings gone...
    
    Mourner (Middle-aged man): The youngest, Ramza won't even be 
    buried. Sad...
    
    Mourner (Middle-aged woman): Beoulve's 300 year history is 
    over now...
    
    [All the people leaves. Olan and Balmafula comes.]
    
    Olan: I'm sorry I'm late... Alma, Ramza. I wanted to come 
    earlier, but it was too dangerous... Too risky...
    
    [Balmafula puts a bundle of flowers on top of Alma's grave.]
    
    Olan: Delita married Ovelia. A commoner brings peace to a 
    chaotic kingdom, marries the Princess, becoming King. A legend 
    that will be passed down for centuries. Delita may be a good 
    person as you said... He made it look like he killed her then 
    let her go, when her identity was clear. I guess he identified 
    with her, having been used by Vormav...
    
    [Balmafula points to an area. Olan nods and she leaves.]
    
    Olan: Did my father die fighting heroically?
    
    [Olan shakes his head.]
    
    Olan: ......I'll come back again. Bye...
    
    [Olan walks away and stops. He then looks back.]
    
    Olan: Are you really dead? I still can't believe you're really 
    dead... I mean...you know...
    
    [Ramza and Alma appears riding chocobos.]
    
    Olan:!!
    
    [The two leaves the area. Olan runs after them.]
    
    Olan: Wait! Ramza! Alma!
    
    [The two disappears into the shadows. Balmafula comes.]
    
    Olan: ...He's alive! Alive!!
    
    [Olan and Balmafula stares at the direction they went.]
    
    Olan: ...Thank you. Ramza.
    
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    [Ending Full Motion Video: Ramza and Alma, riding in chocobos, 
    walks through the forest and comes across a ruin. The two 
    chocobos drinks water from the nearby river. Dawn arrives and 
    the two heads into the direction of the sun. The sun fades.]
    
         Since then,
         no one has caught sight of the two.
    
         Olan Durai reminisces in such a manner...
    
         Where does one find good fortune?    
         What possesses them to live for the present?
         What treasures will they leave behind?
    
         The only thing certain is that
         he is the true hero, indeed.
    
         Years later,
         Olan Durai collected his experiences over
         a period of 5 years into a single syllabus.
    
         This Collection known as the "Durai papers"
         were to be presented at Prince Clemence's
         meeting during which the new possessor of
         the throne was to be selected,
         
         but the church which feared public
         disclosure of the truth decided to
         arrest Durai and burn him at the stake
         for the crime of heresy.
    
         The retrieved Durai papers were then
         confiscated by the church for several
         hundred years.
    
         But I have uncovered the truth...
         Let me now revive his honor.
         Let his way of life be absorbed by
         the next generation.
    
                                Author of the Brave Story,
                                            Alazlam Durai
    
                               And the author of this FAQ,
                                       Tsogtsaihan Baatar
    
    
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               -- Ruins of Zeltennia Castle's church --
    
    [Delita arrives at the ruins with his chocobo to meet Ovelia.]
    
    King Delita: Here you are...Everyone's been looking for you.
    
    [Delita hops down from his chocobo and walks over to Ovelia. 
    He brings out some flowers from his back.]
    
    King Delita: Today's your birthday, right? These flowers...
    
    [Ovelia turns around and dashes towards at Delita. She stabs 
    him with a small dagger. The flowers falls down from Delita's 
    hand.]
    
    King Delita: O....Ovelia...?
    
    Queen Ovelia: You use everybody like that! Now, you'll kill me 
    just like Ramza...!
    
    [Delita pulls out the dagger from Ovelia's hand and stabs her 
    with it. Ovela falls down on the ground and dies. Delita, 
    holding his wound, backs away and drops the dagger. He then 
    falls on his knees.]
    
    King Delita: Ramza.... What did you get? I.........
    
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                         =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                           Side Quest Script
                         =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Mustadio's House
    ----------------
    
    [Besrodio, Mustadio's father, finds a big ball of steel. 
    Mustadio and Ramza examines the treasure.]
    
    Mustadio: This is what you found in the drift?
    
    Besrodio: Yes, when I started digging last week at drift No. 
    57. I tried to take it apart, but I didn't know what to prod 
    where.
    
    Mustadio: What is this steel ball?
    
    [Ramza steps forward to take a closer look. The steel ball 
    reacts to Ramza's holy stones.]
    
    Mustadio: W, what is this?
    
    Ramza: Did it respond to the stone?
    
    Besrodio: What's this '?' mark?
    
    [Having no clue, Ramza, Mustadio and their troop leaves Goug. 
    Ramza and troop comes to Goland. Ramza walks inside the bar 
    and hears a rumor.]
    
    
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                       Ghost of Colliery                    |
    |                       =================                    |
    | There are numerous coal mines in Goland, but a monster     |
    | seems to have recently settled in one of them. A plan to   |
    | gather Knights to suppress the monster was being made by   |
    | the adminstration, but due to the war no progress has been |
    | made. The adminstration put up a reward for anyone, from   |
    | commoner to hunter, who slays the monster. All hope for a  |
    | quick solution.                                            |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    [After hearing this rumor, Ramza and troop heads north and 
    comes to Lesalia. Ramza walks inside the bar and walks over to 
    the counter.]
    
    Lesalia's Bar
    -------------
    
    Bar Master: Welcome. Something to drink?
    
    Ramza: Ok...milk please.
    
    Bar Master: Ha, I like you. Never seen anyone order that at a 
    bar. You must've seen a lot of bloodshed. But you don't drink, 
    eh?
    
    [Ramza hears a conversation between some people.]
    
    Bar Patron #1: So it was true. There are monsters in Goland.
    
    Bar Patron #2: Yeah, the coal mine shut down. We're in a fix.
    
    Bar Patron #1: And we can't count on Knights either in this 
    day and age.
    
    Bar Patron #2: All of Goland's recruiting hunters, I hear.
    
    Bar Master: Aren't you a hunter? You'd make good money.
    
    Ramza: I don't care about the money. I can't leave people in 
    need.
    
    Bar Master: Wow, very impressive! If only Sir Balbanes were 
    alive...
    
    Bar Patron #2: But there's one that even a master hunter can't 
    beat.
    
    Bar Patron #1: Now, that's a big problem. What kind of a 
    monster is it?
    
    Bar Patron #2: It's called the Holly Dragon. Really unusual...
    
    Bar Master: Are you going?
    
    Ramza: Yeah. I'll just go and see.
    
    Bar Master: Good luck.
    
    [Ramza tries to leave the bar. A mysterious man stands up from 
    his seat.]
    
    Knight: If you're going to the coal mines, would you hire me?
    
    Ramza: Who are you?
    
    Knight: My name is Beowulf, I'm a hunter. I've been searching 
    for this Holy Dragon. What do you think?
    
    Ramza: 1. No thank you.
           2. Let's go together.
           ---------------------
    
    
    Ramza: < 1. No thank you. >
    ---------------------------
    
    Ramza: I'm sorry, but no thanks.
    
    Beowulf: ...That's too bad. See ya.
    
    - Nothing happens so go with Number 2 -
    
    
    Ramza: < 2. Let's go together. >
    --------------------------------
    
    Ramza: Ok, let's go together.
    
    Beowulf: You can pay me later. Let's go
    
    [The two sets off to Goland and heads inside the mine. Upon 
    further inside the mine, the two finds the Holy Dragon 
    surrounded by monsters.]
    
    Goland Colliery underground First floor
    ---------------------------------------
    
    Schinoeg: You don't have to have that Stone... If you value 
    your life, hand it over now!!
    
    Beowulf: Reis! I looked all over for you! Hold on, I'll save 
    you!
    
    [The knight runs over at the monsters and sends one of them to 
    their doom. Along with Ramza's help, the knight manages to 
    save the Holy Dragon.]
    
    Beowulf: Thank you, Ramza. Thanks to you, I was able to save 
    Reis.
    
    Ramza: You were looking for this dragon?
    
    Beowulf: Yes, she's more important to me than life itself. I 
    truly thank you.
    
    [Beowulf brings out a holy stone from his pocket and gives it 
    to Ramza.]
    
    Beowulf: Weren't you looking for this?
    
    Ramza: Why do you...?
    
    Beowulf: I owe "them" one. Just like you.
    
    Ramza: Who are you?
    
    Beowulf: Not your enemy. Trust me.
    
    Ramza: The more the merrier. I'll trust you. Now, let's get 
    out of here. 
    
    Mustadio's House
    ----------------
    
    [Ramza and Mustadio tries to insert the 'Aquarius' stone 
    inside the big steel ball.]
    
    Mustadio: Will it really work with the stone?
    
    Besrodio: You saw it too, right? I'm sure it does.
    
    [Ramza inserts the stone.]
    
    Mustadio: Hey, look! It moved!
    
    [The steel ball transforms into a big giant robot. The giant 
    robot tries to move but fails.]
    
    Mustadio: ....No? No go?
    
    [The giant's red eyes glows.]
    
    Steel Giant: System set up completed! Everything is normal! 
    Master, what is your order?
    
    Mustadio: Wow! It spoke!!
    
    Steel Giant: Master, your order, please!
    
    Mustadio: Ramza, give him an order.
    
    Ramza: What!? An order? No, I'm scared!!
    
    Mustadio: Don't be silly. You're his master!
    
    Steel Giant: Repeat, order, please!
    
    Ramza: Well...well then... Dance!!
    
    Mustadio: Do better than that!
    
    Ramza: A, all right...
    
    [The robot starts to dance.]
    
    Mustadio: He's...dancing...... I wonder if he's strong?
    
    Steel Giant: I...am...very...strong!
    
    Ramza: Well...well then... Beat Mustadio up!!
    
    Mustadio: Do better than that!
    
    [The robot looks at Mustadio. Mustadio freaks out. The robot 
    sends a huge wave of energy at Mustadio. Mustadio goes down 
    cold.]
    
    Ramza: Help! Phoenix down! Where's the Phoenix down?
    
    -----
    
    [Besrodio, the father of Mustadio, found another 'Past 
    Treasure'.]
    
    Mustadio: Father, what's this big one?
    
    Besrodio: I built it from stuff found at drift No. 83, but 
    uh...
    
    Ramza: It looks like a heavenly globe.
    
    Besrodio: Now that you mention it... I guess it does, hmm...
    
    [The machine reacts to Ramza's holy stones.]
    
    Mustadio: W, what was that?
    
    Ramza: It responded to the stone again?
    
    Besrodio: What's this '?' mark for? Holy Stone... ...indeed.
    
    Ramza: You want us to search for it right? Oh well...
    
    [The party sets out and searches for this particular holy 
    stone. The party tumbles at Zeltennia and hears a rumor.]
    
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    |-- =-=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=- NEWS -=-= =-= =-=-= =-= =-=-= --|
    |                                                            |
    |                    Cursed Island, Nelveska				 |
    |                    =======================                 |
    | Nelveska Island, an island that lies 8000 doma north of    |
    | Zeltennia. In the center of the island are many temple     |
    | graves. It was a critical area used by guerillas resisting |
    | the enemy. Known as a paradise for its lush greenery, the  |
    | fishermen call it a 'Cursed Island.' and "A fearsome iron  |
    | sentinel will kill all those who approach."                |
    |                                                            |
    I------------------------------------------------------------I
    
    [Upon hearing this rumor, the party heads off to Nelveska.]
    
    Nelveska Temple
    ---------------
    
    [A big sentinel comes out from the temple.]
    
    Worker 7.new: Warning! Warning! Warning! Civilians are 
    prohibited here! you have 30 seconds to leave this area! 30... 
    29... 28... 27... 26... 25... 24... 23... 22...System error! 
    3... 2... 1... Genocide Mode! Researchers, evacuate to the 
    shelter immediately!!
    
    [The party fights the robot.]
    
    Worker 7.new: Cannot charge energy! System down! Connecting to 
    Reserve Circuit!
    
    [The party defeats the robot.]
    
    Worker 7.new: Self Destruct Mode! Begin countdown! 30... 29... 
    28... 27... 26... 25...System Error.
    
    [The robot explodes. A holy stone falls down from the busted 
    robot. The party recovers the holy stone. Beowulf and Ramza 
    has conversation.]
    
    Ramza: No way... This dragon?
    
    Beowulf: The evidence is clear. If I use 'Cancer', the Zodiac 
    Stone I won this last battle, I can surely...
    
    [The holy dragon appears.]
    
    Beowulf: C'mon, don't be afraid. Try it.
    
    [The holy dragon enters the temple. The ground starts to 
    shake. Mist surrounds the area. A beautiful woman comes out 
    from the temple.]
    
    Beowulf: Reis...Is that you?
    
    [Beowulf and Reis hugs.]
    
    Reis: Beowulf, I missed you.
    
    Beowulf: Reis...my love.
    
    [The party heads back to Mustadio's house.]
    
    Mustadio's House
    ----------------
    
    [Ramza prepares to insert the holy stone, they received from 
    the robot, inside the weird machine Besrodio found.] 
    
    Mustadio: It can't 'morph', can it?
    
    Ramza: I guess you'll find out.
    
    [Ramza inserts the holy stone inside the machine.]
    
    Mustadio: Here he comes!
    
    [Light shines on the machine from above. From the mist a man 
    appears.]
    
    Summoned young man: What happened? Last thing I remember was 
    getting caught in the current.
    
    Besrodio: Hum, I've read about this before. It could be some 
    forwarding device.
    
    Mustadio: Forwarding device?
    
    Besrodio: You know, to travel to other worlds, different 
    space.
    
    Ramza: So, he came from other space?
    
    Besrodio: Maybe. Look at his clothes, Quite unusual.
    
    Summoned young man: My....name's Cloud. yes...Cloud.
    
    Ramza: I'm Ramza. They're my friends....
    
    Cloud: I don't care about names. What I need is a battlefield. 
    Yeah...that's it...I'm a member of SOLDIER.
    
    Mustadio: What a jerk!
    
    [A strange sound starts to ring in Cloud's head.]
    
    Cloud: What's this? My fingers are tingling... My 
    eyes...they're burning... Stop...stop it.... phiros...
    
    Mustadio: He's strange.
    
    Cloud: I must go...must go to that place...
    
    [Cloud runs out.]
    
    Mustadio: Who was he?
    
    [The party runs after Cloud.]
    
    Zarghidas Trade City
    --------------------
    
    [Clout walks through the streets of Zarghidas. A girl comes 
    out.]
    
    Flower Girl: Buy a flower? Only 1 gil.
    
    Cloud: ......
    
    Flower Girl: Something wrong? Do I resemble someone?
    
    Cloud: No...it's nothing.
    
    [Cloud walks away.]
    
    Flower Girl: What's wrong with him?
    
    [Few men appears from the shadows and surrounds the girl.]
    
    Flower Girl: W, what...?
    
    Town Knave: I've been looking for you, Aeris... Selling 
    flowers for your mom? Good for you...
    
    Flower Girl: Then more days.... No, just wait a week, please.
    
    [The town knave grabs the girl by her neck.]
    
    Knave: Don't mess with me! It's overdue! I'm gonna get my 
    30000 gil, one way or another!
    
    Flower Girl: Let...go of me!
    
    [The town knave examines the girl.]
    
    Knave: Hmm, pretty good looking! Oughta try sellin' your body 
    instead of flowers. Hee, hee.
    
    [The knaves starts to laugh.]
    
    Cloud: Get your hand off her!
    
    [Cloud appears.]
    
    Knave: What did you say!?
    
    Cloud: Didn't you hear me? Get your dirty hand off her!
    
    [The town knave takes his hand from the girl's neck and grabs 
    Cloud's shirt.]
    
    Knave: Who the hell are you? Dressed in funny clothes!
    
    [Cloud knocks the knave. The knave falls down on the ground. 
    Clout turns around at the girl.]
    
    Cloud: Go...now...
    
    [The girl runs away. The knave stands up.]
    
    Knave: Bastard, taking me for a fool!
    
    Cloud: You want to fight?
    
    [The screeching sound rings again in his head. Cloud falls 
    down on his knees and grabs his head.]
    
    Cloud: ...U, uggh...
    
    Knave: Who the hell are you?
    
    [Ramza arrives at the scene.]
    
    Ramza: Cloud! Are you OK?
    
    Knave: Damn! Eaaggh!!
    
    [The knave tries to score a blow on Cloud's face with his 
    knee. Cloud sees the upcoming blow and rolls left. The knave 
    misses. Cloud brings out his Materia Blade and blows the knave 
    away using samurai spirit. With the help of Ramza, Cloud 
    defeats the knaves.]
    
    Cloud: I lost...a very important thing...
    
    Ramza: Cloud......?
    
    Cloud: Ever since, I've been lost. Who am I? What should I do? 
    What about this pain...
    
    Ramza: Cloud...there's someone in your world waiting for you. 
    We might be able to send you back where you came from by using 
    the stone's power.
    
    Cloud: Let's go, Ramza. I can't be here. Must go...to the 
    Promised Land.
    
    [After rescuing Cloud. Ramza heads back to Goug and travels to 
    Warjilis. Upon coming to Warjilis, Ramza walks inside the 
    bar.]
    
    Warjilis Bar
    ------------
    
    [Ramza sees a Knight and a Priest near the counter.]
    
    Knight: This job's been a great success!
    
    Priest: Not to brag, but you can all thank me!
    
    Bar Master: Hmm, Count Minimum has his problems too.
    
    [Ramza overhears a conversation between some people.]
    
    Bar Patron: Then, it was true. The legend of the island's 
    treasures...
    
    Bar Patron #1: Yeah, I hear there's lots of riches inside that 
    cave.
    
    Bar Patron: Hmm, but those caves have lots of traps, right?
    
    Bar Patron #1: Not only traps...but I hear there's scary 
    magicians there also.
     
    Bar Patron: Yikes! It doesn't matter how many lives you got!
    
    Bar Patron #1: Not even a flicker of light in there. No place 
    for wimps. 
    
    Bar Patron: What was the name of that cave? D...D...Depo 
    Dungeon?
    
    Bar Patron #1: It's 'Deep Dungeon', right?
    
    [The Knight and the Priest starts to argue near the counter.]
    
    Knight: Wha? This job was a great success because of ME!
    
    Priest: Why're you talking so big? ...You talk weird too!
    
    [The Priest pushes the Knight. The Priest turns around and 
    sees Ramza.]
    
    Priest: This ain't no show! Go away!
    
    [Ramza walks out and heads to the Deep Dungeon. After 
    wandering around the caves with his troops, Ramza comes in 
    front a mysterious magician.]
    
    Deep Dungeon: END
    -----------------
    
    Elidibs: Who disturbs my meditation? Hmm...I feel the vibes 
    from the Zodiac Stones. Is that what you're after? Well 
    then...I'll show you the power I get through 'unity'.
    
    [The magician brings out a zodiac stone and uses it on 
    himself. The magician turns into a demon.]
    
    Elidibs: If you want to live, give me the Zodiac Stone. Or 
    you'll find out how weak humans really are!
    
    [After a fierce and long battle, Ramza and his troops barely 
    defeats the magician.]
    
    Elidibs: This can't be happening... I'm not supposed to 
    lose...
    
    [The magician dies. The Zodiac Stone falls down. Ramza picks 
    up the Zodiac Stone and leaves the cave.]
     
                                                   -- {The End} --
    
    
                      +=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+
                          Zodiac Brave Story
                      +=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+
                         
                         'Germonik Scriptures'
                          -------------------
                 I picked up the 'Germonik Scriptures'
                 Simon gave me and flipped through the
                               pages...
                The text was in an ancient holy script
                       with drawings in places.
                   It was damaged and hard to read.
                  I wondered what was written in it?
    
                  Then, I saw some words in a language 
                             I recognized.
                  Somebody had written some notes in
                         the "Ikoku language"
                        Who could have done it?
    
                Judging from the ink, the older notes,
                 were written years ago. But the newer
                   ones were written only days ago.
                     It smudged when I rubbed it.
                       The ink was not yet dry.
                 They were written by the same person.
                I realized Simon had been slowly trans-
                   lating this book over the years.
    
                  ...tried reading it by referring to
                          his partial notes.
    
                It says, This is written by a follower
                       of St. Ajora, Germonik...
                             Germonik...?
                     I'd heard that name before...
                    Must've been in history class.
    
                         Then, it came to me.
                Germonik was the disciple who betrayed
          St. Ajora by selling him to the Yudora Empire......
                  It was amazing Germonik's book was 
                       even still in existence!
    
                  Calming myself, I turned the pages.
                 Then, I found something more amazing
                than the historical legacy in my hands.
    
                I thought Germonik compiled St. Ajora's
                 words in this book. But I was wrong.
               It's a record of St. Ajora's activities.
                    And not the St. Ajora we knew.
                    A record of Ajora, the human.
    
                  First off, St. Ajora is not human.
                 I'm not a true believer in Glabados
                like Zalbag, but I do believe St. Ajora
                 was a 'Child of God' sent from Heaven
                     to save this troubled world.
                Rather, I should say I did believe....
                       until I read this book...
    
                   It was the golden age, when many
                  airships flew all over the sky...
    
                The day St. Ajora was born in Bervenia
                of Lesalia, he stood up, walked to the
                            well and said.
               'Calamity will come from this well soon.
                We must seal it so people don't drink
                              the water.'
    
                Days later, plague swept over Bervenia.
                The people who drank the tainted water
                                died...
                 But the only family who believed him
                     didn't get sick and survived.
                Since then, people called him 'Miracle
                        Child', 'Child of God'.
    
                 When St. Ajora turned 20, he became a 
                'Saviour', and was sent to Heaven as 'a
                           member of God'...
    
                Long before Ivalice was united, it was
                    divided into 7 small kingdoms.
                 Zeltennia, Fovoham, Lionel, Limberry,
                      Lesalia, Gallionne, Murond.
                 As the kingdoms continued to increase
                their territories, the wars continued.
    
                In the several hundred years of war, an
               ambitious young king was born in Murond.
                  Though he lead an army large enough
               to cover Ivalice, the way to victory was
                long and hard. Using the secret method
                from an ancient book, the king tried to
                summon a evil spirit and use its power.
               But the evil spirit killed the king and
                     tried to destroy the world...
    
                 One Brave with 12 followers collected
                'Zodiac Stones' from all over the world
                           and revived them.
                 They destroyed evil in an instant and 
                succeeded in sending the evils back to 
                                Hades.
                  This's how they became 'Saviours'.
    
                  That's the 'Zodiac Braves' legend.
                Ever since, every time the world is in
                  danger, they appear, save the world
                            and disappear.
    
               When St. Ajora was alive, similar things
                               occurred.
                 The King of Limberry summoned an evil
                     Spirit to take over Ivalice.
                The world once again fell into crisis.
       St. Ajora collected 12 Holy Stones, just like the legend,
            formed the Zodiac Braves and killed the devil.
    
                 But 'Heroes' are always a nuisance to
                        rulers of a country...
    
                 The Yudora Empire was afraid of Ajora
                 who was gaining power, announcing the
                 arrival of God's kingdom. Yudora sent
                    troops against one of his sect.
                 The priests of Fara, the largest sect
                  then, were afraid of Ajora's power.
                He was caught and executed at Golgorand
               Execution grounds after Germonik told of
                       His wereabouts for money.
    
                But St. Ajora was a 'Child of God' and
                the priests of Fara were smitten by an
               angry God. After the execution, the base
               at Fara, Murond sunken by various natural
                               disasters.
    
                   This is how St. Ajora was sent to
                Heaven as a 'Child of God', and became
                         a 'Member of God'...
    
             And that's all I know. Almost anyone in Ikoku
                   knows of the 'Myth' of St. Ajora.
                  But the St. Ajora in the 'Germonik
              Scriptures' was a totally different person.
    
                 Ajora was not a 'Child of God', but a
                          human just like us. 
                 An ambitious revolutionary who fought
                         to fulfill his dream.
                Moreover, he loved peace and was not a
                 hero who risked his life for others.
    
                    This is what Germonik wrote...
    
                A founder of an advanced new religion,
                   Ajora was a threat to the Empire.
                  But Ajora had another 'side' to him
                      other than being a priest.
                  He was a spy who entered enemy ter-
               ritory agitating and gaining information.
    
                   Anyhow, Ajora was a threat to the 
                  empire. The empire sent Germonik to
                   find proof that Ajora was a spy.
                  Yes, Germonik was also a spy of the
                  empire watching Ajora's activities.
    
                  They say Ajora tried to revive the
                            Zodiac Braves.
             Germonik found some Holy Stones to prove it.
                  But, what does that have to do with
                             reformation?
    
                 I don't know if young King Limberry
                   really summoned an evil spirit.
                At least nothing is written about it in
                               the book.
                  However, it's a fact that Murond met
                with natural disaster and sunk into the
                   sea at the time of Ajora's death.
    
                 This is where Simon's notes were most
                             interesting.
              They appeared to be his personal opinion...
    
               "Despite rumors of its existence, no one
                  ever saw the 'Germonik Scriptures'.
                I don't know whether the book tells the 
                   truth or fabricates Ajora's great
                           achievements..."
    
                 "When I was a heresy examiner for the
                 Church, many examiners felt afraid to
                  show the people the book. The High
                 Priest probably felt the same because
                  everything the book said was true."
    
                "After Ajora's death, the church had to
                  unite St. Ajora with God making him
               divine. To do that, unsuitable facts had
               to be deleted from history and St. Ajora
                   had to become a 'Child of God'."
    
                "They were wise to use the Zodiac Brave
                story, widely believed in Ikoku. It was
                 easy to make people believe the Zodiac
                Braves led by Ajora killed an imaginary
                             evil spirit."
    
                "When I read this book I lost my faith.
                 But I'm not sad... because it inspired
                     me to search for the truth."
    
                 "At the same time, I'm guilty for not
               bringing it to light, even through I knew
                      the church was lying. Why?
               Because if I told people about the book,
                   I was afraid they would take the
                        library away from me."
    
                 "I would have been devastated if the
                library was taken away from me because
                 it satisfied my thirst for knowledge.
                But, my curiosity got the best of me."
    
                  Simon spoke of 'An imaginary evil'.
                But I sensed a scheme by someone other
                than the High Priest, after seeing the
                   berserk power of the Holy Stones.
    
                
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    Chapter 1 
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    Ramza Beoulve (Age: 16)
    -------------
    Knight apprentice of the Gariland Academy. Originally from 
    Igros. Beoulve family is a well respected family, producing 
    many leaders for the Hokuten Knights. The youngest of 4 
    siblings. Turned our worst of the siblings and is conscious 
    about it.
    
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    Ramza Beoulve (Age: 16)
    -------------
    Knight apprentice of the Gariland Academy. Originally from 
    Igros. Beoulve family is a well respected family, producing 
    many leaders for the Hokuten Knights. Insecure because he 
    feels he is not on levels with his older siblings.
    
    
    Delita Hyral (Age: 16)
    ------------
    Knight apprentice of Gariland Academy. Friend of you. Came to 
    Beoulve family with sister, Teta, after their parents were 
    taken by the Black Plague. He was able to join the Academy 
    through the wishes of the late Balbanes (your father).
    
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    Delita Hyral (Age: 16)
    ------------
    Knight apprentice of Gariland Academy. Friend of you. Came to 
    Beoulve family with sister, Teta, after their parents were 
    taken by the Black Plague. Reaffirming the societal difference 
    by meeting Algus and Miluda, Delita questions about life.
    
    
    Alma Beoulve (Age: 15)
    ------------
    Youngest of four of the Beoulve family. Attends the 
    Aristocratic School in Igros. Your younger sister. Came from a 
    different mother than the second brother. With her cheerful 
    personality, she is well like by everyone. Spending most of 
    her life in a convent, she has recently returned to the 
    Beoulve family. Alma is closer to you, as you are closer in 
    age than her brothers.
    
    
    Zalbag Beoulve (Age: 28)
    --------------
    As a leader of the Hokuten Knights, he is considered to be a 
    "Holy Knight". Your older brother. With many victories in the 
    Fifty Year War, he has been praised by King Denamunda as "A 
    savior of Ivalice in Gallione. Under the name of Beoulve, 
    there is victory." An undefeated warrior, but he is a also a 
    devout believer in the teachings of Glabados.
    
    
    Dycedarg Beoulve (Age: 37)
    ----------------
    One of the troop leader under Prince Larg. Your oldest 
    brother. Following his later father, Balbanes' wishes, gave up 
    his position as the leader of the Hokuten Knights to his 
    younger brother. Became the troop leader for Prince Larg and 
    is the most trusted. Also known to have magical skills, as a 
    Magic Fencer.
    
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    Dycedarg Beoulve (Age: 37)
    ----------------
    One of the troop leader under Prince Larg. Your oldest 
    brother. Following his later father, Balbanes' wishes, gave up 
    his position as the leader of the Hokuten Knights to his 
    younger brother. Became the troop leader for Prince Larg and 
    is the most trusted. Critically wounded during an attack by 
    the Death Corps.
    
    
    Bestrada Larg (Age: 37)
    -------------
    Lord of Gallione, brother of Queen Ruvelia of the Omdolia 
    Kingdom. The Larg family is a part of the Atkascha Kingdom, 
    who gained power from the Fifty Year War. He was one of the 
    leaders during the Fifty Year War. The most feared Hokuten 
    Knights are under the orders of Prince Larg.
    
    
    Druksmald Goltana (Age: 56)
    -----------------
    Lord of Zeltennia. As with the Larg family, the Goltana family 
    is part of the Denamunda Kingdom since the Fifty Year War. 
    Also known as the "Duke of the Black Lions", from his family 
    crest, taken from the double headed crest of the Kingdom. One 
    of the leaders during the Fifty Year War, he is under the 
    Nanten Knights, rivals of the Hokuten Knights.
    
    
    Omdolia Atkascha (Age: 35)
    ----------------
    18th King of the Atkascha Kingdom. Obtained the throne at the 
    end of the Fifty Year War from King Denamunda, who died of ill 
    health. Weak since birth, he did not command his troops during 
    the war and is someone unsuited to become a king. Historians 
    believe that his inability to lead is the reason for their 
    defeat in the Fifty Year War.
    
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    Omdolia Atkascha (Age:35)
    ----------------
    18th King of the Atkascha Kingdom. Obtained the throne at the 
    end of the Fifty Year War from King Denamunda, who died of ill 
    health. Weak since birth, he did not command his troops during 
    the war and is someone unsuited to become a king. Currently, 
    ill of health, the enthronement of Prince Orinas is in 
    preparation.
    
    
    Ruvelia Atkascha (Age: 27)
    ----------------
    Queen of Omdolia Kingdom. Younger sister of Prince Larg. 
    Married King Omdolia when she was age 20, bore 3 sons but 2 
    died soon after birth. Third son, Prince Orinas is the only 
    son left to succeed the throne. Due to the health of the King, 
    Ruvelia is in charge of ruling the Kingdom.
    
    
    Orinas Atkascha (Age: 1)
    ---------------
    Third son between King Omdolia and Queen Ruvelia. With two 
    sons dying at birth, Orinas is in line to succeed the crown. 
    With a strong sense of uncertainty for the health of the King, 
    it is clearly understood that he will be the next ruler of the 
    people.
    
    
    Algus Sadalfas (Age: 16)
    --------------
    From Ruofons of Limberry. Knight apprentice of the local 
    Knights under Elmdor, the leader of Limberry. The Sadalfas 
    aristocracy lost power with the Fifty Year War, as Algus is 
    trying to regain his family's status by becoming a Knight. 
    But, he is looked upon as a selfish person, as he tends to go 
    on his own.
    
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    Algus Sadalfas (Age: 16)
    --------------
    From Ruofons of Limberry. Knight apprentice of the local 
    Knights under Elmdor, the leader of Limberry. The Sadalfas 
    aristocracy lost power with the Fifty Year War, as Algus is 
    trying to regain his family's status by becoming a Knight. He 
    is envious of you, who does not realize his status and is not 
    trying to gain status.
    
    
    Wiegraf Folles (Age: 30)
    --------------
    Leader of "Death Corps" that terrorizes the Gallione 
    territory. Former leader of the Knights of Death. At the end 
    of the Fifty Year War, the Knights of Death were formed due to 
    the lack of military strength. Volunteers were assembled to 
    make up the groups of Knights. Active during the later years 
    of the War, but after their defeat, they ceased to exist, and 
    were disbanded without any compensation.
    
    
    Mesdoram Elmdor (Age: 35)
    ---------------
    Leader of Limberry. A soldier who fought bravely against the 
    invading forced in a foreign land, during the latter half of 
    the Fifty Year War. With his silver armor and his long and 
    beautiful blond hair, his allies call him the "Silver Noble". 
    Yet, he is feared by the enemies, calling him the "Silver 
    Ogre". Also known as a devout follower of the teachings of 
    Glabados, he has the qualifications to become a Pagan 
    examiner.
    
    
    Teta Hyral (Age: 15)
    ----------
    Delita's sister. Daughter of a farmer of a fief in the Beoulve 
    Kingdom. Losing her parents to the Black Plague, she was taken 
    in by the Beoulve family with her brother. She is secretly 
    worried about her brother, who is forced by the Beoulve family 
    to attend the Academy. She is close with Alma (your sister).
    
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    Teta Hyral (Age: 15)
    ----------
    Delita's sister. Daughter of a farmer of a fief in the Beoulve 
    Kingdom. Losing her parents to the Black Plague, she was taken 
    in by the Beoulve family with her brother. She is secretly 
    worried about her brother, who is forced by the Beoulve family 
    to attend the Academy. She is abducted by the Death Corps, as 
    she was involved with the assassination of Duke Dycedarg. 
    Current whereabouts are unknown.
    
    
    Balbanes Beoulve
    ----------------
    Former leader of the Hokuten Knights, and achieved the rank of 
    "Heavenly Knight". While other Knights were being defeated, he 
    produced many victories, even when he was outnumbered. A 
    treaty was reached because of the fear he struck into the 
    hearts of the enemies. Died due to an illness in the latter 
    parts of the war.
    
    
    Gustav Margueriff (Age: 35)
    -----------------
    Sub leader of the Death Corps. Former sub leader of the 
    Knights of Death. Before joining the Knight of Death, he was 
    one of the Hokuten Knights. But due to his reckless actions, 
    such as robberies and rapes at seized towns, problems within 
    the Knights arose. He was forced out and eventually joined the 
    Knights of Death. A rival to Wiegraf.
    
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    Gustav Margueriff
    -----------------
    Sub leader of the Death Corps. Former sub leader of the 
    Knights of Death. Before joining the Knight of Death, he was 
    one of the Hokuten Knights. But due to his reckless actions, 
    such as robberies and rapes at seized towns, problems within 
    the Knights arose. He was forced out and eventually joined the 
    Knights of Death. He plans the abduction of Marquis Elmdor, 
    but loses his life from Wiegraf's purge.
    
    
    Miluda Folles (Age: 24)
    -------------
    Fencer of the Death Corps. Blood sister of the Death Corps 
    leader, Wiegraf. She showed her true abilities as an assistant 
    to her brother in the Knights of Death. She stood up and tried 
    to protect her kingdom during the difficult times of the Fifty 
    Year War, but receiving no acknowledgement after the war, she 
    rebelled against her kingdom.
    
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    Miluda Folles
    -------------
    Fencer of the Death Corps. Blood sister of the Death Corps 
    leader, Wiegraf. She showed her true abilities as an assistant 
    to her brother in the Knights of Death. She stood up and tried 
    to protect her kingdom during the difficult times of the Fifty 
    Year War, but receiving no acknowledgement after the war, she 
    rebelled against her kingdom. Died in the battle at Lenalia 
    Plateau.
    
    
    Golagros Levine (Age: 28)
    ---------------
    Knight in the Death Corps. Attacks Beoulve in Igros, trying to 
    assassinate Duke Dycedarg, a promiment official under Prince 
    Larg. The assassination attempt failed, but during his escape, 
    he confronts and abducts Delita's sister, Teta. Unknown why 
    she was taken as a hostage. The Hokuten Knights are currently 
    after him, but her whereabouts are unknown.
    
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    Golagros Levine (Age: 28)
    ---------------
    Knight in the Death Corps. Attacks Beoulve in Igros, trying to 
    assassinate Duke Dycedarg, a promiment official under Prince 
    Larg. The assassination attempt failed, but during his escape, 
    he confronts and abducts Delita's sister, Teta. Unknown why 
    she was taken as a hostage. Ordered her release by Wiegraf, 
    but continued to escape to Fort Zeakden.
    
    
    Ajora Glabados
    --------------
    Born around 12 centuries ago, in Bervenia of Lesalia. Raised 
    in Milodos. Spoke of the arrival of a kingdom of a higher 
    source, as feelings of antipathy grew from Father Fara. 
    Executed as a traitor by the Holy Empire of Yudora. Soon 
    after, the capital of the Church of Fara became submerged 
    under sea, by an extraordinary natural phenomenon.  Those 
    disciples of Ajora believed this was his miracle, and these 
    stories spread, and the Glabados Church became what it is 
    today.
    
    
    Bordam Daravon (Age: 52)
    --------------
    Elder teacher at the Academy. Teaches the new recruits at the 
    Academy. Very liked by the incoming recruits, for his 
    simplified lectures. But one problem is his lengthy lectures. 
    He is regarded as a "Leading Knight", but he has only 
    participated in battle only once during the Fifty Year War and 
    does not have much frontline, fighting experience.
    
    
    Alazlam J.D. (Age: 53)
    ------------
    A historian of the late ages, specialized in the studies of 
    the middle ages of the Kingdom. Also known as an archaeologist 
    and a theologist, his search for the explanation of the "Durai 
    Writings" led him to a great confrontation with the Murond 
    sect of the Glabados Church. His works include, "The Mysteries 
    of the Lion War", "The Real Image of the Holy Ajora", and 
    "Durai Writings * The Truth of the 400th Year."
    
    
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    Chapter 2
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    Ramza Ruglia (Age: 17)
    ------------
    Fencer of mercenary group led by Gafgarion and became a 
    mercenary after the tragedy at Fort Zeakden. He changed his 
    name to distance himself from the Beoulve family as Gafgarion 
    is the only person that is aware of this. Fights in search of 
    life.
    
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    Ramza Beoulve (Age: 17)
    -------------
    Youngest of the respected Beoulve family. Encounters 
    kidnapping of Princess Ovelia. He becomes aware of his 
    brother, Dycedarg's hopes to seize authority through the war. 
    Believing that ambition is not right, he decides to fight 
    against his brother.
    
    
    Delita Hyral (Age: 17)
    ------------
    Friend of you. Believed to be killed by an explosion at the 
    Zeakden tragedy while fighting Death Corps. Reappeared as one 
    of the kidnappers of the Princess at Orbonne Monastery. It is 
    unknown why Delita is affiliated with the Nanten Knights.
    
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    Delita Hyral (Age: 17)
    ------------
    Friend of you. Believed to be killed by an explosion at the 
    Zeakden tragedy, fighting Death Corps. One of the kidnappers 
    of the Princess. Thought to be affiliated with Nanten Knights, 
    but it was untrue. Seems to be helping those conspiring 
    against Prince Larg and Prince Goltana...
    
     
    Ovelia Atkascha (Age: 16)
    ---------------
    Taken into the family by the late King Omdolia, after the loss 
    of his second Prince. True daughter of the late King Denamunda 
    and is a sister of King Omdolia by different mothers. With the 
    birth of a third Prince. Orinas, to King Omdolia, Ovelia was 
    brought up by Prince Larg.
    
    
    Alma Beoulve (Age: 16)
    ------------
    Youngest of four of the Beoulve family. Attends the 
    Aristocratic School in Igros. Your younger sister. Came from a 
    different mother than the second brother. With her cheerful 
    personality, she is well liked by everyone. She has spent most 
    of her life in a convent. Losing Teta and Delita at the 
    Zeakden tragedy, she has questions about her brothers' 
    policies.
    
    
    Zalbag Beoulve (Age: 29)
    --------------
    As a leader of the Hokuten Knights, he is considered to be a 
    "Holy Knight". Your older brother. With many victories in the 
    Fifty Year War, he has been praised by King Denamunda as "A 
    savior of Ivalice in Gallione. Under the name of Beoulve, 
    there is victory." An undefeated warrior, but he is a also a 
    devout believer in the teachings of Glabados.
    
    
    Dycedarg Beoulve (Age: 38)
    ----------------
    One of the troop leader under Prince Larg. Your oldest 
    brother. Following his later father, Balbanes' wishes, gave up 
    his position as the leader of the Hokuten Knights to his 
    younger brother. Became the troop leader for Prince Larg and 
    is the most trusted. Also known to have magical skills, as a 
    Magic Fencer.
    
    
    Bestrada Larg (Age: 38)
    -------------
    Lord of Gallione, brother of Queen Ruvelia of the Omdolia 
    Kingdom. The Larg family is a part of the Atkascha Kingdom, 
    who gained power from the Fifty Year War. He was one of the 
    leaders during the Fifty Year War. The most feared Hokuten 
    Knights are under the orders of Prince Larg.
    
    
    Druksmald Goltana (Age: 57)
    -----------------
    Lord of Zeltennia. As with the Larg family, the Goltana family 
    is part of the Denamunda Kingdom since the Fifty Year War. 
    Also known as the "Duke of the Black Lions", from his family 
    crest, taken from the double headed crest of the Kingdom. One 
    of the leaders during the Fifty Year War, he is under the 
    Nanten Knights, rivals of the Hokuten Knights.
    
    
    Orinas Atkascha (Age: 2)
    ---------------
    Third son between the late King Omdolia and Queen Ruvelia. 
    With two sons dying at birth, Orinas is in line to succeed the 
    throne. A Guardian is being sought for the young successor, as 
    a feud between Prince Larg and Prince Goltana is about to 
    begin for the position.
    
    
    Ruvelia Atkascha (Age: 29)
    ----------------
    Queen of Omdolia Kingdom. Younger sister of Prince Larg. 
    Married King Omdolia when she was age 20, bore 3 sons but 2 
    died soon after birth. Third son, Prince Orinas is the only 
    son left to succeed the throne. After the death of the King, 
    her tyrannical rule worsens, as she executes anyone who 
    disagrees with her ambitions.
    
    
    Omdolia Atkascha 
    ----------------
    18th King of the Atkascha Kingdom. Obtained the throne at the 
    end of the Fifty Year War from King Denamunda, who died of ill 
    health. Weak since birth, he did not command his troops during 
    the war and is someone unsuited to become a King. Died due to 
    the Black Plague, after suffering from high fever for seven 
    days.
    
    
    Marge Funeral (Age: 79)
    -------------
    High Priest of the Murond Glabados Church. Although not in 
    full power, still has enough executive powers. But it could be 
    said that the High Priest of the Church has power equal to 
    that of the King. There are Temple Knights who secure the 
    safety of the High Priest.
    
     
    Algus Sadalfas
    --------------
    From Ruofons of Limberry. Knight apprentice of the local 
    Knights under Elmdor, the leader of Limberry. The Sadalfas 
    aristocracy lost power with the Fifty Year War, as Algus is 
    trying to regain his family's status by becoming a Knight. 
    Killed at Fort Zeakden, during the battle to annihilate the 
    Death Corps.
    
    
    Gaff Gafgarion (Age: 53)
    --------------
    A mercenary hired by the Hokuten Knights to escort Princess 
    Ovelia to Igros. He was a leader of the Touten Knights during 
    the Fifty Year War, but his brutal fighting style forced him 
    out of the Knights after the war.
     
    
    Agrias Oaks (Age: 21)
    -----------
    Knight of the local Knights of the Atkascha Royal family. 
    After the death of Omdolia, tension between Prince Larg and 
    Prince Goltana grew, as Agrias was assigned to the monastery 
    by the elders for the safety of the Queen. She has a strong 
    sense of loyalty towards the Royal family and a strong sense 
    of justice. She feels sympathy for Ovelia, who has to live in 
    a remote region.
    
    
    Simon Pen Rakshu (Age: 78)
    ----------------
    Head of Orbonne Monastery and Professor of Theology. A devout 
    believer in the teachings of Glabados. Once a high level, 
    Pagan examiner, he resigned due to one incident. He escaped 
    the secular world and currently lives as a hermit in a distant 
    land. While teaching Ovelia, he gives her fatherly love.
    
    
    Wiegraf Folles (Age: 31)
    --------------
    Leader of the anti-Aristocrat "Death Corps". He was also the 
    leader of the Knight of Death, which were made up of 
    volunteers during the Fifty Year War. To relieve the 
    stronghold of the Aristocrats, they performed terrorist acts, 
    such as assassinations and kidnappings of leading figures, but 
    were eliminated by retaliation by the officials. Last seen at 
    the battle at Zeakden Fort.
    
    
    Alphons Draclau (Age: 53)
    ---------------
    Head of Lionel. Also a cardinal second only to the Head of the 
    Glabados Church. A famous Knight of the Fifty Year War, as 
    well as being a Theologist. Since his wife was murdered by a 
    deranged follower during the Fifty Year War, he has commited 
    his life as a Pagan Examiner, as he engages in the "Heretic 
    Hunt". He is revered by his people.
    
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    Alphons Draclau (Age: 53)
    ---------------
    Head of Lionel. Also a cardinal second only to the Head of the 
    Glabados Church. A famous Knight of the Fifty Year War, as 
    well as being a Theologist. Since his wife was murdered by a 
    deranged follower during the Fifty Year War, he has commited 
    his life as a Pagan Examiner, as he engages in the "Heretic 
    Hunt". He is revered by his people. But, he has his dark side, 
    interacting with a criminal organization to obtain a Holy 
    Stone found in Goug.  
    
    
    Mesdoram Elmdor (Age: 36)
    ---------------
    Leader of Limberry. A soldier who fought bravely against the 
    invading forced in a foreign land, during the latter half of 
    the Fifty Year War. With his silver armor and his long and 
    beautiful blond hair, his allies call him the "Silver Noble". 
    Yet, he is feared by the enemies, calling him the "Silver 
    Ogre". Also known as a devout follower of the teachings of 
    Glabados, he has the qualifications to become a Pagan 
    examiner.
    
    
    Mustadio Bunanza (Age: 18)
    ----------------
    A young man working at the mines of Goug Machine City. Son of 
    Besrodio, a respected machinist who products advanced weapons. 
    He has mastered the use of a "Gun" which is an advanced weapon 
    where gun powder is packed into a steel barrel.
    
    
    Besrodio Bunanza (Age: 43)
    ----------------
    Machinist who lives in the Goug Machine City. A well respected 
    meister of producing advanced weapons. Also a devoted 
    researcher who strives to implement and create new technology 
    by disassembling machinery of the previous generations. For 
    unknown reasons, he has been kidnapped by the Bart Trading 
    Company.
    
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    Besrodio Bunanza (Age: 43)
    ----------------
    Machinist who lives in the Goug Machine City. A well respected 
    meister of producing advanced weapons. Also a devoted 
    researcher who strives to implement and create new technology 
    by disassembling machinery of the previous generations. For 
    unknown reasons, he has been kidnapped by the Bart Trading 
    Company, but was rescued by you.
    
    
    Bart Rudvich (Age: 57)
    ------------
    A representative of the Bart Trading Company, involved in a 
    variety of business, based in Warjilis Trade City. He is well 
    respected and praised as a man of ability by the people. But, 
    in the shadows, he is said to be leading a criminal 
    organization, which is involved in acts such as the slave 
    trade and smuggling of opium. For reasons unknown, he is 
    currently holding machinist, Besrodio, prisoner and is after 
    his son, Mustadio.
    
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    Bart Rudvich (Age: 57)
    ------------
    A representative of the Bart Trading Company, involved in a 
    variety of business, based in Warjilis Trade City. He is well 
    respected and praised as a man of ability by the people. But, 
    in the shadows, he is said to be leading a criminal 
    organization, which is involved in acts such as the slave 
    trade and smuggling of opium. He was after Mustadio, who found 
    the Holy Stone, "Taurus" from the mines of Goug.
    
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    Bart Rudvich
    ------------
    A representative of the Bart Trading Company, involved in a 
    variety of business, based in Warjilis Trade City. He is well 
    respected and praised as a man of ability by the people. But, 
    in the shadows, he is said to be leading a criminal 
    organization, which is involved in acts such as the slave 
    trade and smuggling of opium. He was after Mustadio, who found 
    the Holy Stone, "Taurus" from the mines of Goug. Failing to 
    obtain the Holy Stone, "Taurus", he was executed by the 
    Cardinal.
    
    
    Ajora Glabados
    --------------
    Born around 12 centuries ago, in Bervenia of Lesalia. Raised 
    in Milodos. Spoke of the arrival of a kingdom of a higher 
    source, as feelings of antipathy grew from Father Fara. 
    Executed as a traitor by the Holy Empire of Yudora. Soon 
    after, the capital of the Church of Fara became submerged 
    under sea, by an extraordinary natural phenomenon.  Those 
    disciples of Ajora believed this was his miracle, and these 
    stories spread, and the Glabados Church became what it is 
    today.
    
    
    Vormav (Age: 48)
    ------
    Knight, identity unknown. Participating with Delita to abduct 
    Ovelia.
    
    
    Teta Hyral 
    ----------
    Delita's sister. Daughter of a farmer of a fief in the Beoulve 
    Kingdom. Losing her parents to the Black Plague, she was taken 
    in by the Beoulve family with her brother. She attended the 
    Aristocratic School with Alma, but had a hard time due to her 
    family background. Abducted for her involvement in the 
    assassination of Duke Dycedarg and killed by Algus at the Fort 
    Zeakden.
    
    
    Balbanes Beoulve
    ----------------
    Former leader of the Hokuten Knights, and achieved the rank of 
    "Heavenly Knight". While other Knights were being defeated, he 
    produced many victories, even when he was outnumbered. A 
    treaty was reached because of the fear he struck into the 
    hearts of the enemies. Died due to an illness in the latter 
    parts of the war.
    
    
    Gustav Margueriff
    -----------------
    Sub leader of the Death Corps. Former sub leader of the 
    Knights of Death. Before joining the Knight of Death, he was 
    one of the Hokuten Knights. But due to his reckless actions, 
    such as robberies and rapes at seized towns, problems within 
    the Knights arose. He was forced out and eventually joined the 
    Knights of Death. He plans the abduction of Marquis Elmdor, 
    but loses his life from Wiegraf's purge.
    
    
    Miluda Folles
    -------------
    Fencer of the Death Corps. Blood sister of the Death Corps 
    leader, Wiegraf. She showed her true abilities as an assistant 
    to her brother in the Knights of Death. She stood up and tried 
    to protect her kingdom during the difficult times of the Fifty 
    Year War, but receiving no acknowledgement after the war, she 
    rebelled against her kingdom. Died in the battle at Lenalia 
    Plateau.
    
    
    Golagros Levine 
    ---------------
    Knight in the Death Corps. Attacks Beoulve in Igros, trying to 
    assassinate Duke Dycedarg, a prominent official under Prince 
    Larg. The assassination attempt failed, but during his escape, 
    he confronts and abducts Delita's sister, Teta. Tool Teta to 
    Fort Zeakden as a hostage. He tries to escape the Hokuten 
    Knights, using Teta as his shield but fails. Dies during the 
    ordeal.
    
    
    Alazlam J.D. (Age: 53)
    ------------
    A historian of the late ages, specialized in the studies of 
    the middle ages of the Kingdom. Also known as an archaeologist 
    and a theologist, his search for the explanation of the "Durai 
    Writings" led him to a great confrontation with the Murond 
    sect of the Glabados Church. His works include, "The Mysteries 
    of the Lion War", "The Real Image of the Holy Ajora", and 
    "Durai Writings * The Truth of the 400th Year."
    
    
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    Chapter 3
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    Ramza Beoulve (Age: 18)
    -------------
    Youngest of the respected Beoulve family. Encounters 
    kidnapping of Princess Ovelia. He becomes aware of his 
    brother, Dycedarg's hopes to seize authority through the war. 
    Believing that ambition is not right, he decides to fight 
    against his brother.
    
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    Ramza Beoulve (Age: 18)
    -------------
    Youngest of the respected Beoulve family. Encounters 
    kidnapping of Princess Ovelia. He becomes aware of his 
    brother, Dycedarg's hopes to seize authority through the war. 
    Believing that ambition is not right, he decides to fight 
    against his brother. To the break out of war, tries to save 
    Ovelia, but is stopped by Cardinal Draclau. Draclau. Now is 
    considered a "Heretic" for the murder of the Cardinal.
    
    
    Delita Hyral (Age: 18)
    ------------
    Friend of you. Second in command of the Black Knights, under 
    Baron Grims. To clear the name of Prince Goltana for the 
    kidnapping of Ovelia, he goes on a search for the Princess. He 
    successfully rescues the Princess and takes her back to 
    Zeltennia. He is awarded the leadership of the Black Knights 
    for his galantry. But, this was actually due to a scheme by 
    someone unknown.
    
     
    Ovelia Atkascha (Age: 17)
    ---------------
    Taken into the family by the late King Omdolia, after the loss 
    of his second Prince. True daughter of the late King Denamunda 
    and is a sister of King Omdolia by different mothers. With the 
    birth of a third Prince. Orinas, to King Omdolia, Ovelia was 
    brought up by Prince Larg.
    
    
    Alma Beoulve (Age: 17)
    ------------
    Youngest of four of the Beoulve family. Attends the 
    Aristocratic School in Igros. Your younger sister. Came from a 
    different mother than the second brother. With her cheerful 
    personality, she is well like by everyone. Spending most of 
    her life in a convent, she has recently returned to the 
    Beoulve family. Alma is closer to you, as you are closer in 
    age, than her brothers.
    
    
    Zalbag Beoulve (Age: 30)
    --------------
    As a leader of the Hokuten Knights, he is considered to be a 
    "Holy Knight". Your older brother. With many victories in the 
    Fifty Year War, he has been praised by King Denamunda as "A 
    savior of Ivalice in Gallione. Under the name of Beoulve, 
    there is victory." An undefeated warrior, but he is a also a 
    devout believer in the teachings of Glabados.
    
    
    Dycedarg Beoulve (Age: 39)
    ----------------
    One of the troop leader under Prince Larg. Your oldest 
    brother. Following his later father, Balbanes' wishes, gave up 
    his position as the leader of the Hokuten Knights to his 
    younger brother. Became the troop leader for Prince Larg and 
    is the most trusted. Also known to have magical skills, as a 
    Magic Fencer.
    
    
    Bestrada Larg (Age: 39)
    -------------
    Lord of Gallione, brother of Queen Ruvelia of the Omdolia 
    Kingdom. The Larg family is a part of the Atkascha Kingdom, 
    who gained power from the Fifty Year War. He was one of the 
    leaders during the Fifty Year War. The most feared Hokuten 
    Knights are under the orders of Prince Larg.
    
    
    Druksmald Goltana (Age: 58)
    -----------------
    Lord of Zeltennia. As with the Larg family, the Goltana family 
    is part of the Denamunda Kingdom since the Fifty Year War. 
    Also known as the "Duke of the Black Lions", from his family 
    crest, taken from the double headed crest of the Kingdom. One 
    of the leaders during the Fifty Year War, he is under the 
    Nanten Knights, rivals of the Hokuten Knights.
    
    
    Orinas Atkascha (Age: 3)
    ---------------
    Third son between the late King Omdolia and Queen Ruvelia. 
    With two sons dying at birth, Orinas is in line to succeed the 
    throne. A Guardian is being sought for the young successor, as 
    this fight results in a war. Prince Larg forcefully enthrones 
    Orinas as the ruler.
    
    
    Ruvelia Atkascha (Age: 30)
    ----------------
    Queen of Omdolia Kingdom. Younger sister of Prince Larg. 
    Married King Omdolia when she was age 20, bore 3 sons but 2 
    died soon after birth. Third son, Prince Orinas is the only 
    son left to succeed the throne. In order to bring her son to 
    the throne, she had Princess Ovelia abducted. She is currently 
    held at the Bethla Garrison for the crime.
     
    
    Omdolia Atkascha 
    ----------------
    18th King of the Atkascha Kingdom. Obtained the throne at the 
    end of the Fifty Year War from King Denamunda, who died of ill 
    health. Weak since birth, he did not command his troops during 
    the war and is someone unsuited to become a King. Died due to 
    the Black Plague, after suffering from high fever for seven 
    days.
    
    
    Marge Funeral (Age: 80)
    -------------
    High Priest of the Murond Glabados Church. Although not in 
    full power, still has enough executive powers. But it could be 
    said that the High Priest of the Church has power equal to 
    that of the King. There are Temple Knights who secure the 
    safety of the High Priest.
    
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    Marge Funeral (Age: 80)
    -------------
    High Priest of the Murond Glabados Church, he masterminded the 
    Lion War. Revived the powers of the Church, which was lost 
    during the Fifty Year War. His ambition is to raise the power 
    of the Church higher than that of the King. While urging 
    Prince Larg and Prince Goltana, he is collecting the Holy 
    Stones, as well as trying to capture the hearts of the people.
    
    
    Algus Sadalfas
    --------------
    From Ruofons of Limberry. Knight apprentice of the local 
    Knights under Elmdor, the leader of Limberry. The Sadalfas 
    aristocracy lost power with the Fifty Year War, as Algus is 
    trying to regain his family's status by becoming a Knight. 
    Killed at Fort Zeakden, during the battle to annihilate the 
    Death Corps.
    
    
    Gaff Gafgarion
    --------------
    A mercenary hired by the Hokuten Knights to escort Princess 
    Ovelia to Igros. He was a leader of the Touten Knights during 
    the Fifty Year War, but his brutal fighting style forced him 
    out of the Knights after the war. Died in battle at Lionel 
    Castle.
     
    
    Agrias Oaks (Age: 22)
    -----------
    Knight of the local Knights of the Atkascha Royal family. 
    After the death of Omdolia, tension between Prince Larg and 
    Prince Goltana grew, as Agrias was assigned to the monastery 
    by the elders for the safety of the Queen. She has a strong 
    sense of loyalty towards the Royal family and a strong sense 
    of justice. She feels sympathy for Ovelia, who has to live in 
    a remote region.
    
    
    Cidolfas Orlandu (Age: 58)
    ----------------
    Also known as "T.G. Cid". Undefeated leader of the Nanten 
    Knights during the Fifty Year War, only equaled by Balbanes 
    and Zalbag. He has known Prince Goltana for nearly twenty 
    years. The only reason the Prince is able to engage in battle 
    is due to the trust and ability of the Orlandu family. He is 
    critical of the Prince for fighting to become a successor.
    
    
    Olan Durai (Age: 26)
    ----------
    Magician of the Nanten Knights. Adopted son of "T.G. Cid". 
    Olan's real father was a comrade of Cid and died in the Fifty 
    Year War. He's ability to gather information is superb, as 
    well as forming battle strategies from the information. His 
    abilities are on the same or even higher levels than most War 
    Generals. Currently working as the "Right hand" man under Cid.
    
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    Olan Durai (Age: 26)
    ----------
    Magician of the Nanten Knights. Adopted son of "T.G. Cid". 
    Olan's real father was a comrade of Cid and died in the Fifty 
    Year War. He's ability to gather information is superb, as 
    well as forming battle strategies from the information. His 
    abilities are on the same or even higher levels than most War 
    Generals. He has given his life to Cid, as he pursues to 
    reveal the corruption of the Church.
    
    
    Zalmo Rushnada (Age: 55)
    --------------
    Pagan Examiner of the Glabados Church. The Pagan examiner is 
    in charge of the "Heretic Hunt" and is considered the elite of 
    the elites in the Church. He holds enormous power outside of 
    the Church as well, as even Knights are unable to stand 
    against him.
    
    
    Simon Pen Rakshu (Age: 79)
    ----------------
    Head of Orbonne Monastery and Professor of Theology. A devout 
    believer in the teachings of Glabados. Once a high level, 
    Pagan examiner, he resigned due to one incident. He escaped 
    the secular world and currently lives as a hermit in a distant 
    land. While teaching Ovelia, he gives her fatherly love.
    
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    Simon Pen Rakshu
    ----------------
    Head of Orbonne Monastery and Professor of Theology. A devout 
    believer in the teachings of Glabados. Once a high level, 
    Pagan examiner, he resigned due to one incident. He escaped 
    the secular world and currently lives as a hermit in a distant 
    land. Killed by the Temple Knights who came for the holy 
    stone, "Virgo", at the monastery.
    
    
    Wiegraf Folles (Age: 32)
    --------------
    Leader of the anti-Aristocrat "Death Corps". He was also the 
    leader of the Knight of Death, which were made up of 
    volunteers during the Fifty Year War. To relieve the 
    stronghold of the Aristocrats, they performed terrorist acts, 
    such as assassinations and kidnappings of leading figures, but 
    were eliminated by retaliation by the officials. Last seen at 
    the battle at Zeakden Fort.
    
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    Wiegraf Folles (Age: 32)
    --------------
    Leader of the anti-Aristocrat "Death Corps". He was also the 
    leader of the Knight of Death, which were made up of 
    volunteers during the Fifty Year War. To relieve the 
    stronghold of the Aristocrats, they performed terrorist acts, 
    such as assassinations and kidnappings of leading figures, but 
    were eliminated by retaliation by the officials. Currently, 
    one of the Temple Knights.
    
    
    Alphons Draclau
    ---------------
    Head of Lionel. Also a cardinal second only to the Head of the 
    Glabados Church. A famous Knight of the Fifty Year War, as 
    well as being a Theologist. Since his wife was murdered by a 
    deranged follower during the Fifty Year War, he has commited 
    his life as a Pagan Examiner, as he engages in the "Heretic 
    Hunt". He is revered by his people. The Cardinal associated 
    with Queklain of the legendary devil group, Lucavi seeking the 
    holy stone for some unknown reason.
    
    
    Malak Galthana (Age: 18)
    --------------
    Member of a elite assassination group, "Kamyuja" assembled by 
    Barinten. Became orphaned by the Fifty Year War. Saved and 
    brought up as a magician by Barinten. Thinks of the Prince as 
    his real father. Therefore, he is forced to fight against his 
    real sister Rafa, who is an enemy to the Prince.
    
    
    Rafa Galthana (Age: 18)
    --------------
    Member of a elite assassination group, "Kamyuja" assembled by 
    Barinten. Became orphaned by the Fifty Year War. Saved and 
    brought up as a magician by Barinten, but finds out that the 
    Prince was behind the burning of a village. Rafa escapes from 
    the Riovanes Castle and becomes an enemy to the Prince. Sister 
    to Malak.
    
    
    Mesdoram Elmdor (Age: 37)
    ---------------
    Leader of Limberry. A soldier who fought bravely against the 
    invading forced in a foreign land, during the latter half of 
    the Fifty Year War. With his silver armor and his long and 
    beautiful blond hair, his allies call him the "Silver Noble". 
    Yet, he is feared by the enemies, calling him the "Silver 
    Ogre". Also known as a devout follower of the teachings of 
    Glabados, he has the qualifications to become a Pagan 
    examiner.
    
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    Mesdoram Elmdor (Age: 37)
    ---------------
    Leader of Limberry. A soldier who fought bravely against the 
    invading forced in a foreign land, during the latter half of 
    the Fifty Year War. With his silver armor and his long and 
    beautiful blond hair, his allies call him the "Silver Noble". 
    Yet, he is feared by the enemies, calling him the "Silver 
    Ogre". Died honorably, struck by a stray arrow at a battle at 
    the Fuse Plains.
    
    
    Gelkanis Barinten (Age: 52)
    -----------------
    Leader of Fovoham. Since the Grand Duke was not a warrior, he 
    did not fight on the frontlines during the Fifty Year War. But 
    under the Grand Duke, a group of mercenaries were assembled 
    from many countries, and fought in his name. Within his 
    groups, a special unit specialized in assassinations exists, 
    made up of orphans from the war. Like the name, "King Weapon" 
    implies, he doesn't only look strong....
    
    
    Mustadio Bunanza (Age: 19)
    ----------------
    A young man working at the mines of Goug Machine City. Son of 
    Besrodio, a respected machinist who products advanced weapons. 
    He has mastered the use of a "Gun" which is an advanced weapon 
    where gun powder is packed into a steel barrel.
    
    
    Besrodio Bunanza (Age: 44)
    ----------------
    Machinist who lives in the Goug Machine City. A well respected 
    meister of producing advanced weapons. Also a devoted 
    researcher who strives to implement and create new technology 
    by disassembling machinery of the previous generations. For 
    unknown reasons, he has been kidnapped by the Bart Trading 
    Company, but was rescued by you.
    
    
    Bart Rudvich
    ------------
    A representative of the Bart Trading Company, involved in a 
    variety of business, based in Warjilis Trade City. He is well 
    respected and praised as a man of ability by the people. But, 
    in the shadows, he is said to be leading a criminal 
    organization, which is involved in acts such as the slave 
    trade and smuggling of opium. He was after Mustadio, who found 
    the Holy Stone, "Taurus" from the mines of Goug. Failing to 
    obtain the Holy Stone, "Taurus", he was executed by the 
    Cardinal.
    
    
    Ajora Glabados
    --------------
    Born around 12 centuries ago, in Bervenia of Lesalia. Raised 
    in Milodos. Spoke of the arrival of a kingdom of a higher 
    source, as feelings of antipathy grew from Father Fara. 
    Executed as a traitor by the Holy Empire of Yudora. Soon 
    after, the capital of the Church of Fara became submerged 
    under sea, by an extraordinary natural phenomenon.  Those 
    disciples of Ajora believed this was his miracle, and these 
    stories spread, and the Glabados Church became what it is 
    today.
    
    
    Vormav (Age: 48)
    ------
    Knight, identity unknown. Participating with Delita to abduct 
    Ovelia.
    
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    Vormav Tingel (Age: 48)
    ------
    Head of the Temple Knights of the Murond Glabados Church. 
    Leader of the new Zodiac Braves, which High Priest Funeral 
    tried to recreate, but Vormav seems to have his won 
    intentions.
    
    
    Izlude Tingel (Age: 18)
    -------------
    Temple Knight of the Murond Glabados Church. Son of the Temple 
    Knight Vormav. A member of the new Zodiac Braves, he had the 
    Holy Stone "Pisces". He unquestioningly believes in his 
    father's words, but does not know the secret powers of the 
    Holy Stone to summon, "Lucavi".
    
    
    Teta Hyral 
    ----------
    Delita's sister. Daughter of a farmer of a fief in the Beoulve 
    Kingdom. Losing her parents to the Black Plague, she was taken 
    in by the Beoulve family with her brother. She attended the 
    Aristocratic School with Alma, but had a hard time due to her 
    family background. Abducted for her involvement in the 
    assassination of Duke Dycedarg and killed by Algus at the Fort 
    Zeakden.
    
    
    Balbanes Beoulve
    ----------------
    Former leader of the Hokuten Knights, and achieved the rank of 
    "Heavenly Knight". While other Knights were being defeated, he 
    produced many victories, even when he was outnumbered. A 
    treaty was reached because of the fear he struck into the 
    hearts of the enemies. Died due to an illness in the latter 
    parts of the war.
    
    
    Gustav Margueriff
    -----------------
    Sub leader of the Death Corps. Former sub leader of the 
    Knights of Death. Before joining the Knight of Death, he was 
    one of the Hokuten Knights. But due to his reckless actions, 
    such as robberies and rapes at seized towns, problems within 
    the Knights arose. He was forced out and eventually joined the 
    Knights of Death.
    He plans the abduction of Marquis Elmdor, but loses his life 
    from Wiegraf's purge.
    
    
    Miluda Folles
    -------------
    Fencer of the Death Corps. Blood sister of the Death Corps 
    leader, Wiegraf. She showed her true abilities as an assistant 
    to her brother in the Knights of Death. She stood up and tried 
    to protect her kingdom during the difficult times of the Fifty 
    Year War, but receiving no acknowledgement after the war, she 
    rebelled against her kingdom. Died in the battle at Lenalia 
    Plateau.
    
    
    Golagros Levine 
    ---------------
    Knight in the Death Corps. Attacks Beoulve in Igros, trying to 
    assassinate Duke Dycedarg, a prominent official under Prince 
    Larg. The assassination attempt failed, but during his escape, 
    he confronts and abducts Delita's sister, Teta. Tool Teta to 
    Fort Zeakden as a hostage. He tries to escape the Hokuten 
    Knights, using Teta as his shield but fails. Dies during the 
    ordeal.
    
    
    Bordam Daravon (Age: 54)
    --------------
    Elder teacher at the Academy. Teaches the new recruits at the 
    Academy. Very liked by the incoming recruits, for his 
    simplified lectures. But one problem is his lengthy lectures. 
    He is regarded as a "Leading Knight", but he has only 
    participated in battle only once during the Fifty Year War and 
    does not have much frontline, fighting experience.
    
    
    Alazlam J.D. (Age: 53)
    ------------
    A historian of the late ages, specialized in the studies of 
    the middle ages of the Kingdom. Also known as an archaeologist 
    and a theologist, his search for the explanation of the "Durai 
    Writings" led him to a great confrontation with the Murond 
    sect of the Glabados Church. His works include, "The Mysteries 
    of the Lion War", "The Real Image of the Holy Ajora", and 
    "Durai Writings * The Truth of the 400th Year."
    
    
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    Ramza Beoulve (Age: 18)
    -------------
    Youngest of the respected Beoulve family. He fights his 
    brothers, finding out that they are engaging a war for their 
    own well-being. Finds out about the greed by the Church of 
    Glabados and about Lucavi using the Church. He fights for 
    justice of others.
    
    
    Delita Hyral (Age: 18)
    ------------
    Friend of you. Second in command of the Black Knights, under 
    Baron Grims. To clear the name of Prince Goltana for the 
    kidnapping of Ovelia, he goes on a search for the Princess. He 
    successfully rescues the Princess and takes her back to 
    Zeltennia. He is awarded the leadership of the Black Knights 
    for his galantry. But, this was actually due to a scheme by 
    someone unknown.
    
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    Delita Hyral (Age: 18)
    ------------
    Friend of you. Second in command of the Black Knights, under 
    Baron Grims. To clear the name of Prince Goltana for the 
    kidnapping of Ovelia, he goes on a search for the Princess. He 
    successfully rescues the Princess and takes her back to 
    Zeltennia. With the downfall of Count Orlandu due to a rumor 
    of a rebellion, Delita has now been asked to lead the Nanten 
    Knights by Prince Goltana.
    
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    Delita Hyral (Age: 18)
    ------------
    Friend of you. Given the status of a "Holy Knight" as he 
    became the leader of the Nanten Knights, after the 
    assassination of Prince Goltana. But this is not the truth. 
    During the commotion of defending Bethla Garrison, he released 
    the captured Count Orlandu and murdered Prince Goltana. He 
    continues to use people for his own ambitions and well being.
    
    
    Ovelia Atkascha (Age: 17)
    ---------------
    Taken into the family by the late King Omdolia, after the loss 
    of his second Prince. True daughter of the late King Denamunda 
    and is a sister of King Omdolia by different mothers. With the 
    birth of a third Prince. Orinas, to King Omdolia, Ovelia was 
    brought up by Prince Larg.
    
    
    Alma Beoulve (Age: 17)
    ------------
    Youngest of four of the Beoulve family. Attends the 
    Aristocratic School in Igros. Your younger sister. Came from a 
    different mother than the second brother. With her cheerful 
    personality, she is well like by everyone. Spending most of 
    her life in a convent, she has recently returned to the 
    Beoulve family. Alma is closer to you, as you are closer in 
    age than her brothers.
    
    
    Zalbag Beoulve (Age: 30)
    --------------
    As a leader of the Hokuten Knights, he is considered to be a 
    "Holy Knight". Your older brother. With many victories in the 
    Fifty Year War, he has been praised by King Denamunda as "A 
    savior of Ivalice in Gallione. Under the name of Beoulve, 
    there is victory." An undefeated warrior, but he is a also a 
    devout believer in the teachings of Glabados.
    
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    Zalbag Beoulve 
    --------------
    As a leader of the Hokuten Knights, he is considered to be a 
    "Holy Knight". Your older brother. With many victories in the 
    Fifty Year War, he has been praised by King Denamunda as "A 
    savior of Ivalice in Gallione. Under the name of Beoulve, 
    there is victory." Fights you as a servant of Lucavi, but is 
    cleared.
    
    
    Dycedarg Beoulve (Age: 39)
    ----------------
    One of the troop leader under Prince Larg. Your oldest 
    brother. Following his later father, Balbanes' wishes, gave up 
    his position as the leader of the Hokuten Knights to his 
    younger brother. Became the troop leader for Prince Larg and 
    is the most trusted. Also known to have magical skills, as a 
    Magic Fencer.
    
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    Dycedarg Beoulve
    ----------------
    One of the troop leader under Prince Larg. Your oldest 
    brother. Following his later father, Balbanes' wishes, gave up 
    his position as the leader of the Hokuten Knights to his 
    younger brother. Became the troop leader for Prince Larg. 
    Assassinated Duke Lard during the attack on Bethla Garrison. 
    Retains power, but is killed in an ambush by Zalbag.
    
    
    Bestrada Larg (Age: 39)
    -------------
    Lord of Gallione, brother of Queen Ruvelia of the Omdolia 
    Kingdom. The Larg family is a part of the Atkascha Kingdom, 
    who gained power from the Fifty Year War. He was one of the 
    leaders during the Fifty Year War. The most feared Hokuten 
    Knights are under the orders of Prince Larg.
    
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    Bestrada Larg
    -------------
    Lord of Gallione, brother of Queen Ruvelia of the Omdolia 
    Kingdom. The Larg family is a part of the Atkascha Kingdom, 
    who gained power from the Fifty Year War. He was one of the 
    leaders during the Fifty Year War. Assassinated by Dycedarg's 
    scheme during an attack on Bethla Garrison.
    
    
    Druksmald Goltana (Age: 58)
    -----------------
    Lord of Zeltennia. As with the Larg family, the Goltana family 
    is part of the Denamunda Kingdom since the Fifty Year War. 
    Also known as the "Duke of the Black Lions", from his family 
    crest, taken from the double headed crest of the Kingdom. One 
    of the leaders during the Fifty Year War, he is under the 
    Nanten Knights, rivals of the Hokuten Knights.
    
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    Druksmald Goltana
    -----------------
    Lord of Zeltennia. As with the Larg family, the Goltana family 
    is part of the Denamunda Kingdom since the Fifty Year War. 
    Also known as the "Duke of the Black Lions", from his family 
    crest, taken from the double headed crest of the Kingdom. 
    Assassinated by the scheme of Knight Delita and the Church, 
    during an attack in Bethla Garrison.
    
    
    Orinas Atkascha (Age: 3)
    ---------------
    Third son between the late King Omdolia and Queen Ruvelia. 
    With two sons dying at birth, Orinas is in line to succeed the 
    throne. A Guardian is being sought for the young successor, as 
    this fight results in a war. Prince Larg forcefully enthrones 
    Orinas as the ruler.
    
    
    Ruvelia Atkascha (Age: 30)
    ----------------
    Queen of Omdolia Kingdom. Younger sister of Prince Larg. 
    Married King Omdolia when she was age 20, bore 3 sons but 2 
    died soon after birth. Third son, Prince Orinas is the only 
    son left to succeed the throne. In order to bring her son to 
    the throne, she had Princess Ovelia abducted. She is currently 
    held at the Bethla Garrison for the crime.
     
    
    Omdolia Atkascha 
    ----------------
    18th King of the Atkascha Kingdom. Obtained the throne at the 
    end of the Fifty Year War from King Denamunda, who died of ill 
    health. Weak since birth, he did not command his troops during 
    the war and is someone unsuited to become a King. Died due to 
    the Black Plague, after suffering from high fever for seven 
    days.
    
    
    Marge Funeral (Age: 80)
    -------------
    High Priest of the Murond Glabados Church, he masterminded the 
    Lion War. Revived the powers of the Church, which was lost 
    during the Fifty Year War. His ambition is to raise the power 
    of the Church higher than that of the King. While urging 
    Prince Larg and Prince Goltana, he is collecting the Holy 
    Stones, as well as trying to capture the hearts of the people.
    
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    Marge Funeral
    -------------
    High Priest of the Murond Glabados Church, he masterminded the 
    Lion War. Revived the powers of the Church, which was lost 
    during the Fifty Year War. His ambition is to raise the power 
    of the Church higher than that of the King. But, he is 
    actually being used by Lucavi, who is seeking control, as the 
    High priest is eventually killed by Lucavi. 
    
    
    Algus Sadalfas
    --------------
    From Ruofons of Limberry. Knight apprentice of the local 
    Knights under Elmdor, the leader of Limberry. The Sadalfas 
    aristocracy lost power with the Fifty Year War, as Algus is 
    trying to regain his family's status by becoming a Knight. 
    Killed at Fort Zeakden, during the battle to annihilate the 
    Death Corps.
    
    
    Gaff Gafgarion
    --------------
    A mercenary hired by the Hokuten Knights to escort Princess 
    Ovelia to Igros. He was a leader of the Touten Knights during 
    the Fifty Year War, but his brutal fighting style forced him 
    out of the Knights after the war. Died in battle at Lionel 
    Castle.
     
    
    Agrias Oaks (Age: 22)
    -----------
    Knight of the local Knights of the Atkascha Royal family. 
    After the death of Omdolia, tension between Prince Larg and 
    Prince Goltana grew, as Agrias was assigned to the monastery 
    by the elders for the safety of the Queen. She has a strong 
    sense of loyalty towards the Royal family and a strong sense 
    of justice. She feels sympathy for Ovelia, who has to live in 
    a remote region.
    
    
    Cidolfas Orlandu (Age: 58)
    ----------------
    Also known as "T.G. Cid". Undefeated leader of the Nanten 
    Knights during the Fifty Year War, only equaled by Balbanes 
    and Zalbag. He has known Prince Goltana for nearly twenty 
    years. The only reason the Prince is able to engage in battle 
    is due to the trust and ability of the Orlandu family. He is 
    critical of the Prince for fighting to become a successor.
    
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    Cidolfas Orlandu (Age: 58)
    ----------------
    Also known as "T.G. Cid". Undefeated leader of the Nanten 
    Knights during the Fifty Year War, only equaled by Balbanes 
    and Zalbag. He was held at the Bethla Garrison for planning a 
    rebellion against Prince Goltana, but escaped with the help of 
    his son, Olan and you. He is currently with you.
    
    
    Olan Durai (Age: 26)
    ----------
    Magician of the Nanten Knights. Adopted son of "T.G. Cid". 
    Olan's real father was a comrade of Cid and died in the Fifty 
    Year War. He's ability to gather information is superb, as 
    well as forming battle strategies from the information. His 
    abilities are on the same or even higher levels than most War 
    Generals. He has given his life to Cid, as he pursues to 
    reveal the corruption of the Church.
    
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    Olan Durai (Age: 26)
    ----------
    Magician of the Nanten Knights. Adopted son of "T.G. Cid". 
    Olan's real father was a comrade of Cid and died in the Fifty 
    Year War. Worked as the "Right hand" man under Cid. But after 
    the assassination of Duke Goltana, he was placed in the 
    dungeon of the Zeltennia Castle by Delita, as a man knowing 
    the truth.
    
    
    Zalmo Rushnada (Age: 55)
    --------------
    Pagan Examiner of the Glabados Church. The Pagan examiner is 
    in charge of the "Heretic Hunt" and is considered the elite of 
    the elites in the Church. He holds enormous power outside of 
    the Church as well, as even Knights are unable to stand 
    against him.
    
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    Zalmo Rushnada
    --------------
    Pagan Examiner of the Glabados Church. The Pagan examiner is 
    in charge of the "Heretic Hunt" and is considered the elite of 
    the elites in the Church. He holds enormous power outside of 
    the Church as well, as even Knights are unable to stand 
    against him. He is defeated in a battle against you at 
    Zeltennia.
    
    
    Simon Pen Rakshu
    ----------------
    Head of Orbonne Monastery and Professor of Theology. A devout 
    believer in the teachings of Glabados. Once a high level, 
    Pagan examiner, he resigned due to one incident. He escaped 
    the secular world and currently lives as a hermit in a distant 
    land. Killed by the Temple Knights who came for the holy 
    stone, "Virgo", at the monastery.
    
    
    Beowulf Kadmus (Age: 35)
    --------------
    Hunter, specializing in monsters. Said to be searching for the 
    illusory Holy Dragon.
    
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    Beowulf Kadmus (Age: 35)
    --------------
    Former leader of the Lionel Holy Knights. Branded a "Heretic" 
    by Priest Buremonda, who was envious of the love between 
    Beowulf and his fiance, Reis. He searches for Reis, who was 
    turned into a dragon by the spell of the Priest. Reunited at 
    Goland, Reis was brought back to human form using the powers 
    of the Holy Stone.
    
    
    Wiegraf Folles
    --------------
    Leader of the anti-Aristocrat "Death Corps". He was also the 
    leader of the Knight of Death, which were made up of 
    volunteers during the Fifty Year War. To relieve the 
    stronghold of the Aristocrats, they performed terrorist acts, 
    such as assassinations and kidnappings of leading figures, but 
    were eliminated by retaliation by the officials. His anti-
    Aristocratic belief matched that of the Church, as he became a 
    Temple Knight, killed by you in battle at Riovanes Castle.
    
    
    Reis (Age: ?)
    ----
    Holy Dragon encountered at the mines of Goland Coal City. 
    Seems like Beowulf is after the Holy Dragon.
    
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    Reis Dular (Age: 29)
    ----------
    Sweetheart of Knight Beowulf. Transformed into the Holy Dragon 
    by the spell of Priest Buremonda. As a dragon, recollection as 
    a human was lost, but seemed to have come to Goland Coal City, 
    sensing that a "Holy Stone" would save her. The powers of the 
    Holy Stone, "Cancer" dissolved the spell and enabled her to 
    reunite with Beowulf.
    
    
    Balmafula Lanando (Age: 22)
    -----------------
    Young Magician who is sent by the Church to assist Delita, who 
    has lurked into the Goltana army. But, unlike Delita, her 
    loyalty and belief in the Church is rather low. She is acting 
    as though she has allegiance for her ambitions. Delita's trust 
    in her is strong, as they spend a lot of time with each other.
    
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    Balmafula Lanando (Age: 22)
    -----------------
    Young Magician who is sent by the Church to assist Delita, who 
    has lurked into the Goltana army. But, she was to be the 
    executioner of Delita if Delita was to double cross the 
    Church. She realized that she was falling for Delita, who 
    states that he is going to double cross the Church. Watching 
    his movements and listening to his thoughts, she is unable to 
    draw her sword.
    
    
    Alphons Draclau
    ---------------
    Head of Lionel. Also a cardinal second only to the Head of the 
    Glabados Church. A famous Knight of the Fifty Year War, as 
    well as being a Theologist. Since his wife was murdered by a 
    deranged follower during the Fifty Year War, he has commited 
    his life as a Pagan Examiner, as he engages in the "Heretic 
    Hunt". He is revered by his people. The Cardinal associated 
    with Queklain of the legendary devil group, Lucavi seeking the 
    holy stone for some unknown reason.
    
    
    Rafa Galthana (Age: 18)
    --------------
    Member of a elite assassination group, "Kamyuja" assembled by 
    Barinten. Became orphaned by the Fifty Year War. Saved and 
    brought up as a magician by Barinten, but finds out that the 
    Prince was behind the burning of a village. Rafa escapes from 
    the Riovanes Castle and becomes an enemy to the Prince. Sister 
    to Malak.
    
    
    Malak Galthana (Age: 18)
    --------------
    Member of a elite assassination group, "Kamyuja" assembled by 
    Barinten. Became orphaned by the Fifty Year War. Saved and 
    brought up as a magician by Barinten. He covered for his 
    sister, Rafa, on the roof of the Riovanes Castle and died from 
    being shot. But, using the "Holy" powers of the Stone, comes 
    back to life.
    
    
    Mesdoram Elmdor (Age: 37)
    ---------------
    Leader of Limberry. A soldier who fought bravely against the 
    invading forced in a foreign land, during the latter half of 
    the Fifty Year War. With his silver armor and his long and 
    beautiful blond hair, his allies call him the "Silver Noble". 
    Yet, he is feared by the enemies, calling him the "Silver 
    Ogre". Died honorably, struck by a stray arrow at a battle at 
    the Fuse Plains.
    
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    Mesdoram Elmdor (Age: 37)
    ---------------
    Leader of Limberry. A soldier who fought bravely against the 
    invading forced in a foreign land, during the latter half of 
    the Fifty Year War. With his silver armor and his long and 
    beautiful blond hair, his allies call him the "Silver Noble". 
    Yet, he is feared by the enemies, calling him the "Silver 
    Ogre". Died honorably, struck by a stray arrow at a battle at 
    the Fuse Plains. Came back to life as Lucavi, but is defeated 
    and killed by you.
    
    
    Gelkanis Barinten
    -----------------
    Leader of Fovoham. Since the Grand Duke was not a warrior, he 
    did not fight on the frontlines during the Fifty Year War. But 
    under the Grand Duke, a group of mercenaries were assembled 
    from many countries, and fought in his name. Realizing the 
    powers of the Holy Stone and its significance in warfare, he 
    steals the Holy Stone. This action infuriates Vormav, and he 
    is killed.
    
    
    Mustadio Bunanza (Age: 19)
    ----------------
    A young man working at the mines of Goug Machine City. Son of 
    Besrodio, a respected machinist who products advanced weapons. 
    He has mastered the use of a "Gun" which is an advanced weapon 
    where gun powder is packed into a steel barrel.
    
    
    Besrodio Bunanza (Age: 44)
    ----------------
    Machinist who lives in the Goug Machine City. A well respected 
    meister of producing advanced weapons. Also a devoted 
    researcher who strives to implement and create new technology 
    by disassembling machinery of the previous generations. For 
    unknown reasons, he has been kidnapped by the Bart Trading 
    Company, but was rescued by you.
    
    
    Bart Rudvich
    ------------
    A representative of the Bart Trading Company, involved in a 
    variety of business, based in Warjilis Trade City. He is well 
    respected and praised as a man of ability by the people. But, 
    in the shadows, he is said to be leading a criminal 
    organization, which is involved in acts such as the slave 
    trade and smuggling of opium. He was after Mustadio, who found 
    the Holy Stone, "Taurus" from the mines of Goug. Failing to 
    obtain the Holy Stone, "Taurus", he was executed by the 
    Cardinal.
    
    
    Celia (Age: 31?)
    -----
    A beautiful girl that appeared with Marquis Elmdor. Her true 
    identity is unknown.
    
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    Celia
    -----
    An Ultima Demon summoned by Marquis Elmdor.
    
    
    Lede (Age: 23?)
    ----
    A beautiful girl that appeared with Marquis Elmdor. Her true 
    identity is unknown.
    
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    Lede
    ----
    An Ultima Demon summoned by Marquis Elmdor.
    
    
    Ajora Glabados
    --------------
    Born around 12 centuries ago, in Bervenia of Lesalia. Raised 
    in Milodos. Spoke of the arrival of a kingdom of a higher 
    source, as feelings of antipathy grew from Father Fara. 
    Executed as a traitor by the Holy Empire of Yudora. Soon 
    after, the capital of the Church of Fara became submerged 
    under sea, by an extraordinary natural phenomenon.  Those 
    disciples of Ajora believed this was his miracle, and these 
    stories spread, and the Glabados Church became what it is 
    today.
    
    
    Vormav Tingel (Age: 48)
    -------------
    Head of the Temple Knights of the Murond Glabados Church. 
    Leader of the new Zodiac Braves, which High Priest Funeral 
    tried to recreate, but Vormav seems to have his won 
    intentions.
    
    
    Rofel Wodring (Age: 40)
    -------------
    Temple Knight of the Murond Glabados Church. Under the orders 
    of Vormav, he goes to Igros to form an alliance with Duke 
    Dycedarg. One of few men that knows about Vormav's strategies.
    
    
    Izlude Tingel
    -------------
    Temple Knight of the Murond Glabados Church. Son of the Temple 
    Knight Vormav. A member of the new Zodiac Braves, he had the 
    Holy Stone "Pisces". Slain when he tried to restrain Vormav, 
    who turned into Lucavi.
    
    
    Kletian Drowa (Age: 29)
    -------------
    Temple Knight of the Murond Glabados Church. A knight, and 
    expert Magician. Graduating at the top of the Gariland 
    Academy, Kletian had no doubts, joining the Temple Knights, 
    solidifying his belief in the Glabados Church.
    
    
    Balk Fezol
    ----------
    Temple Knight of the Murond Glabados Church. Before joining 
    the Temple Knights, he lived as a machinist in Goug Machine 
    City. Therefore, his skill with a "Gun" is superior to his 
    swordsmanship. As a commoner in his machinist days, he was 
    involved in the anti-Aristocratic movement and was on the 
    black list of the Knights. Died in a battle at Bed Deserts.
    
    
    Meliadoul Tingel (Age: 23)
    ----------------
    Temple Knight of the Murond Glabados Church. Daughter of 
    Temple Knight, Vormav. Her brother, Izlude, is thought to have 
    been killed by Vormav. To avenge for the death of Izlude, she 
    is after you though.
    
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    Meliadoul Tingel (Age: 23)
    ----------------
    Temple Knight of the Murond Glabados Church. Daughter of 
    Temple Knight, Vormav. Her brother, Izlude, is thought to have 
    been killed by Vormav. With Marquis Elmdor transforming into 
    Zalera she has doubts about her father's existence. To uncover 
    her father's identity, she joins your party.
    
    
    Cloud (Age: ?)
    -----
    A young man summoned from a different dimension by a machine 
    called, the "Transmission Machine". This old generation 
    machine was found by Machinist Besrodio, in the underground 
    mine number 83 in the city of Goug. He may be affected by the 
    transmission, but he mumbles, "My head..." or "...phiros...". 
    Your circumstances makes him defect during battle.
    
    
    Teta Hyral 
    ----------
    Delita's sister. Daughter of a farmer of a fief in the Beoulve 
    Kingdom. Losing her parents to the Black Plague, she was taken 
    in by the Beoulve family with her brother. She attended the 
    Aristocratic School with Alma, but had a hard time due to her 
    family background. Abducted for her involvement in the 
    assassination of Duke Dycedarg and killed by Algus at the Fort 
    Zeakden.
    
    
    Balbanes Beoulve
    ----------------
    Former leader of the Hokuten Knights, and achieved the rank of 
    "Heavenly Knight". While other Knights were being defeated, he 
    produced many victories, even when he was outnumbered. A 
    treaty was reached because of the fear he struck into the 
    hearts of the enemies. Died due to an illness in the latter 
    parts of the war.
    
    
    Gustav Margueriff
    -----------------
    Sub leader of the Death Corps. Former sub leader of the 
    Knights of Death. Before joining the Knight of Death, he was 
    one of the Hokuten Knights. But due to his reckless actions, 
    such as robberies and rapes at seized towns, problems within 
    the Knights arose. He was forced out and eventually joined the 
    Knights of Death. He plans the abduction of Marquis Elmdor, 
    but loses his life from Wiegraf's purge.
    
    
    Miluda Folles
    -------------
    Fencer of the Death Corps. Blood sister of the Death Corps 
    leader, Wiegraf. She showed her true abilities as an assistant 
    to her brother in the Knights of Death. She stood up and tried 
    to protect her kingdom during the difficult times of the Fifty 
    Year War, but receiving no acknowledgement after the war, she 
    rebelled against her kingdom. Died in the battle at Lenalia 
    Plateau.
    
    
    Golagros Levine 
    ---------------
    Knight in the Death Corps. Attacks Beoulve in Igros, trying to 
    assassinate Duke Dycedarg, a prominent official under Prince 
    Larg. The assassination attempt failed, but during his escape, 
    he confronts and abducts Delita's sister, Teta. Tool Teta to 
    Fort Zeakden as a hostage. He tries to escape the Hokuten 
    Knights, using Teta as his shield but fails. Dies during the 
    ordeal.
    
    
    Bordam Daravon (Age: 54)
    --------------
    Elder teacher at the Academy. Teaches the new recruits at the 
    Academy. Very liked by the incoming recruits, for his 
    simplified lectures. But one problem is his lengthy lectures. 
    He is regarded as a "Leading Knight", but he has only 
    participated in battle only once during the Fifty Year War and 
    does not have much frontline, fighting experience.
    
    
    Elidibs
    -------
    A great magician who fought against the Romanda Army during 
    the height of the Fifty Year War. He was essential in the 
    kingdom's victory, using many black magic and summon magic 
    that he studied from old teachings. Disappeared during the 
    recapture of Riovanes Castle. Is Lucavi, who was in the deep 
    dungeon, actually the hero, Elidibs? It is a mystery...
    
    
    Alazlam J.D. (Age: 53)
    ------------
    A historian of the late ages, specialized in the studies of 
    the middle ages of the Kingdom. Also known as an archaeologist 
    and a theologist, his search for the explanation of the "Durai 
    Writings" led him to a great confrontation with the Murond 
    sect of the Glabados Church. His works include, "The Mysteries 
    of the Lion War", "The Real Image of the Holy Ajora", and 
    "Durai Writings * The Truth of the 400th Year."
    
    
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    ====================
    
    Highwind Salvage
    ================
     Trade ship Highwind shipwrecked 20 sectas off of Jiris Bay. 
    The company's next big hit, "Choco-Bun" was on board.
    At first, sabotage by their rivals was suspected, but it was 
    found to be an accident and a successful recovery saved the 
    business.
    
    Salvage Tour Thoughts
    =====================
     Lesalia Tours held a 'Sunken Ship Salvage Trout'. It gave us 
    chance to join in the salvaging of ships, many children 
    participated. Luckily, they discovered a sunken ship, 
    (probably set by the company) and the recovery was successful.
    
    Sailor Tour Thoughts
    ====================
     Thompson Service of Yardow put on a 'Sailor Tour'. This gave 
    commoners the chance to experience being a sailor. 
    Participants ranged from small children to the elderly. They 
    found this was no easy task. All were exhausted, but pleased 
    with the experience.
    
    Enterprise Salvage
    ==================
     The Larner Channel, between Ivalice and Romanda, is famous 
    for its fast currents and danger for ships. The trade ship, 
    'Enterprise', is one that sunk here. This ship was owned by 
    Nobles, but now there's no need to know why they hid this 
    fact.
    
    Attractive Workplace?
    =====================
     The Zeltennia Salvage Association, is searching for sailors. 
    They've been subsiding their operations, since an internal 
    corruption scandal. It's the first time in several years 
    they've been hiring. It's only temporary employment, but the 
    contract seems sure for a company that's been inactive for 
    several years. It was an interesting job from a company rife 
    with rumors. 
    
    Hindenburg Salvage
    ==================
    It's been confirmed the trade ship 'Hindenburg' of the Zaland 
    Trade Company shipwrecked 16 sectas off of Oval Bay. A slavage 
    company wasn't used due to their high cost. Many ships wreck 
    or are run aground in this area. We know the salvage company 
    is using fact to their advantage by the way they treated us.
    
    Falcon Salvage
    ==============
     It's been confirmed that the envoy, Falcon, carrying gifts to 
    the continent, has sunk in the West Baguros Sea. It sunk 
    during a storm, losing all of its passengers. Emmissary 
    Hamilton of Yardow, also believed to be among them, sunk with 
    the ship and it's cargo. This further illustrates the perils 
    of sea travel.
    
    Legend of Heroic King
    =====================
     Rumors said the ship of King Mesa, Savior of the people, was 
    sunk off the coast of Goug. We successfully recovered the 
    ship, but upon further investigation, it seemed to be another 
    ship. We checked with an informant and he confirmed it was a 
    ship from the Estor Trading Company, in Goug. We were 
    tricked...
    
    Doga Salvage
    ============
     It's been confirmed that the trade ship 'Doga' was 
    shipwrecked 40 sectas off of Kanen Bay. It had many valuable 
    goods in its cargo. Those in charge were distressed by the 
    accident. We recovered the ship, but 90num of the goods were 
    ruined...a huge loss for the company.
    
    Envoy Ship of Lionel Castle
    ===========================
     The ship carrying an informer from Lionel Castle was attacked 
    and sunk by a group of pirates. It was thought to be carrying 
    valuable cargo. But when we got to it, many other salvagers 
    were there. We salvaged the ship, and investigated it 
    immediately. We found treasure in one passenger room, and we 
    kept it.
    
    
    Luxurious ship salvage
    ======================
    A ship carrying goods to be donated to the Zaland Embassy has 
    been shipwrecked. It sank during a storm and was found to have 
    been completely destroyed. Many of the items were priceless 
    showing the good feelings between the two. But since the 
    incident relations between the embassy and its government have 
    cooled.
    
    Lost Ancient Writings
    =====================
     Ancient Writings have been stolen from the Gariland 
    University of magic. According to witnesses, the suspect was a 
    male in his 30s. He was last seen leaping from a 2nd floor 
    window at the University, escaping by ferry. Sadly, the ferry 
    wrecked and that's the reason for the salvage. We weren't able 
    to recover the ancient scripts. Maybe the current caught them 
    and they drifted out to sea...?
    
    Good Workplace and Job?
    =======================
     The Yardow Salvage Guild, located in Yardow Fort City, is 
    recruiting sailors. They said they were offering high wages 
    for light work, so we took the job. But, it was the opposite. 
    We worked from dawn to dusk with minimal wages. There aren't 
    any easy jobs.
    
    Salvage in Riovanes!
    ====================
     Gredia Island is located 15 sectas off of Riovanes Bay. Due 
    to its strong currents and shallow waters, this area's known 
    for shipwrecks. But since it's the shortest rout to Riovanes, 
    many ships sail through here unaware of the danger. This ship 
    we're currently salvaging, must be one of them. 
    
    Vessel of Istanbul
    ==================
     Another ship's wrecked near Gredia Island 15 sectas off 
    Riovanes Bay. This ship, the 'Philedelphia', was owned by the 
    Istanbul Trading Company. It's unregistered and contained lots 
    of drugs smuggled from the continent. The estimated value is 
    around 7 million gil.
    
    Douing Salvage
    ==============
     The trade ship, 'Douing' has been found shipwrecked 35 sectas 
    off Seijita Bay. It was transporting a birthday gift to the 
    president of the Galesta trading Company. We decided to 
    salvage it, after seeing the look of disappointment on 
    Holeska, the manager's, face. We recovered the gift, and 
    Holeska said, '...you save my job...'.
    
    Mining Tour Thoughts
    ====================
     Lesalia Tour, located in the Imperial Capital, sponsored a 
    'Mine Excavation Tour'. It gave commoners a rare chance to 
    excavate an abandoned mine. Many children from the coast 
    participated. An ore deposit, and treasure were excavated 
    making this a successful event. 
    
    Miner's Tour Thoughts
    =====================
     Thompson Service, located in Yardow, sponsored a 'Miner's 
    Tour'. It gave commoners a rare chance to experience mining 
    life. Participants included men and women. It showed the 
    hardships of being a miner, and all came away with a respect 
    for their work.
    
    Letter to the Family
    ====================
     Several years ago, a hidden ore vein was found in the 
    abandoned, Coldman Mines. It was revealed in a will, written 
    by Topa, a former miner at the mine. We contacted the family 
    to confirm this, but the will had been stolen. We suspect 
    Gordon, the informer, stole the will. Luckily, the rights to 
    the mine were returned to the Topas.
    
    Miner's Tour Repeated!
    ======================
     Thompson Tours, located in Yardow, sponsored a 'Miner's 
    Tour'. Capitalizing on the success of the prior tour, a new 
    area with a higher degree of difficulty was selected this 
    time. But, a participant named Gotch (age 9 at the time) 
    discovered an ore deposit on a hunch.
    
    Anything's possible!
    ====================
     Miners are wanted for the reopening of the Ural mines. Mining 
    was to begin again, after being suspended due to an accident. 
    They are eager to restart mining and make up for lost work. 
    The miners encountered a huge stone, but through their 
    combined efforts they moved it, reminding them all that 
    anything is possible. 
    
    Guide to Miners
    ===============
    There was a cave-in at the Oh mines. This mine has been known 
    for its gold veins. It's been reported that expansion, due to 
    the discovery of gold, caused the infrastructure of the mine 
    to weaken. 10 People died in the accident. But the mine has 
    not taken responsibility for the accident, continuing to mine 
    it...
    
    Miner's Day Off
    ===============
     The Dukatia mines are looking for miners. The mine hires 
    whenever a new ore deposit's found and lays off when it gets 
    slow. But experts say no workers have been fired since the 
    last finding, and they believe this must be a gold deposit. 
    
    Girl of Flame!?
    ===============
     Gulg Volcano, inactive for over 5000 years has been 
    designated as a danger area for some time and no one's ever 
    come this close to it. The lava was flowing, and the girl was 
    in the intense heat. Residents say a little girl accidently 
    fell into the volcano many years ago. We built a little shrine 
    there to pray for her soul.
    
    The First One Back
    ==================
     We finally returned from the Maze of No Return! Now we know 
    why no one's ever returned. It's because of its topography and 
    layout, made to mix up ones sense of direction. It must've 
    been made by very meticulous people. But we made it back by 
    picking out a landmark and beat the legendary Maze of No 
    Return!
    
    Behind the Cliff
    ================
     We conquered the Himka cliffs! We can verify the top of the 
    Cliffs, are often covered by clouds. We did it while mining 
    ore, on top was a wide field, with an enormous tree at the far 
    end. We're not sure, but this tree might be the legendary 
    Yugdrasil, also known as the 'World Tree'. We've seen one of 
    the mysteries of the world.
    
    Meet with the Unknown
    =====================
     The Lord was seen at God Canyon! We were excavating in God 
    ravine, searching for ore. When we dug about 30 sectas, we 
    found a Catacomb. Then a man with light beaming from his 
    clothes appeared in front of us as we built a shrine and 
    prayed before it. We stood speechless and the man disappeared 
    into the distance. Was it God...?
    
    One Activity
    ============
     Mining has restarted for a limited time at the abandoned 
    Balbak mines. Due to rumors of a hidden ore deposit, mining 
    restarted to see if the rumors were true. Of course we 
    participated and during the mining, a miner said, 'It's like 
    the Gold Rush returned'. What did he see in this ruined old 
    mine...
    
    Fight of the Miners
    ===================
     They're looking for miners at the Dukatia mines again. 
    Several days after their first hirings, we disguised ourselves 
    as miners and took the job. We were cautiously screened for 
    the job, and led in a group of miners to the bottom of the 
    mine. After our investigation, we found the rumors of a new 
    gold deposit to be true.
    
    Ghost Staffs
    ============
     The Rolade Ore Company went bankrupt, making the Mythril mine 
    their last project. The miners there revealed there was a 
    sealed door at the bottom, in the northern section of the 
    mine. We believed it leads to a secret ore deposit. We checked 
    it out immediately. Entering through a dungeon area, we opened 
    a huge door. Through there, we saw a ghost miner mining and 
    huge ore...
    
    Tears of an Ex-miner
    ====================
     Mt. Urvos... Mining towns and people were plentiful here 
    during the Gold Rush, years back. But after the ore ran out, 
    all 15 towns in the area were deserted. Now its history is 
    washed away by the rears of a middle-aged, ex-miner at the 
    bar... 
    
    15 Black Knights
    ================
     During the Fifty Year war robbery and murder were common. 
    Governments formed independent militia to combat the problems. 
    Ex-war heroes were hired for the militia. A group known as the 
    '15 Black Knights' was formed. Said to have been trapped and 
    killed at Devil's Ravine by bandits, there is a rumor that 
    black armored knights are sometimes seen in this area. What do 
    the pieces of black ore laying around the area mean...?
    
    After the Discovery Race
    ========================
     Dorter Trade City travel bureau sponsered a 'Hunt'. This was 
    a contest to search for ancient ruins in various regions of 
    Ivalice. Whoever found the secret finds first won. The 
    participants were only allowed to use various scriptures, 
    legends, and documents. The participants had a hard time in 
    their search, due to the limit.
    
    Things at Lake bottom
    =====================
     A ancient legendary monster at Poeskas Lake!? What was that 
    mysterious black shadow that appeared before us, when we were 
    exploring Poeskas Lake...? The experts say that the lake was a 
    part of the sea, closed off by geological activity in the 
    area. It is believed that this monster is the water dragon, 
    Possy, who was trapped in the lake. This certainly was a 
    mysterious job.
    
    After 2nd Discovery Race
    ========================
     Due to the popularity of the first one, the Dorter Trade City 
    travel bureau sponsered a 2nd 'Hunt'. The second one was also 
    full of participants. Vehicles were allowed in this second 
    race, so the search area widened. We rented a Chocobo Car near 
    the starting area. We found an ancient ruin in this race as 
    well.
    
    Thing at Myst. Frontier
    =======================
     Locals believe the Lenalia Plateau is a 'magic frontier'. 
    Local legends say 'A devil will descend upon Lenalia as the 
    world goes to hell'. But the plateau we saw was peaceful, the 
    complete opposite of the myth. On the road back, however, I 
    thought there was something behind us...!?
    
    After 3rd Discovery Race
    ========================
     Based on the success of the first two, Dorter Trade City 
    travel bureau sponsered a 3rd 'Hunt'. This one also was full of 
    participants. Some were concerned over the expansion of the 
    search area, but once the race started, all were eager to 
    search. The next race will be held after all the information 
    of newly discovered ancient ruins are gathered.
    
    Thing in Deep Forest
    ====================
     Sweegy Woods... An important area connecting Gariland and 
    Dorter. Only recently cleared for travel due to bandits in 
    Lenalia Plateau, this area is still relatively unknown. We 
    discovered an area based on our secret sources.
    
    Thing at Bed Desert
    ===================
     The day we left on our exploration we heard of a 'demon in 
    Bed Desert'. At the end of each month a monster called 
    'Sandworm' appears in an enormous tornado engulfing the area 
    with darkness while the tornado isolates desert from the 
    outside world. Is this to protect the area, or some sort of 
    message to the human race...?
    
    Thing at Zeklaus Desert
    =======================
     Adventurer Ramzen is a man of the continent. He seems to have 
    entered Ivalice by land. He has an huge adventure corps and is 
    well known on the continent. We joined his corps as guides, to 
    search for hidden areas. We headed for Zeklaus Desert, and 
    found a secret ruin.
    
    Over Mountain Pass
    ==================
     After receiving information from a farmer, we headed for 
    Doguola Pass, There, we saw a mysterious ceremony by a group 
    of farmers. They were dancing in a circle, around an 
    Elemental. Later, we found out it was a festival, once an 
    ancient ritual. It has nothing to do with the ruins we found 
    over the pass, but seemed worth mentioning.
    
    Discovery Tour Thoughts
    =======================
     We participated in the Hunt. This tour focused on hidden 
    areas, giving hope in a chaotic time. With more people than 
    expected, we split into 10 groups and started at dawn. 
    Searching in the uncharted land, a new discovery was made of 
    ruins of an ancient culture, deep in the jungle...
    
    Thing in the Swamps
    ===================
     We headed for Zigolis Swamp. A poisonous swamp left by the 
    Fifty Year War to remind us of the terrors of the war. On the 
    way home, we saw something unexpected. A Selseta plant growing 
    in the shadows of the swamp... Will this area be full of 
    selseta plants when our children grow up...?
    
    Maze of Ancient People
    ======================
     Professor Joshua has studied labyrinths for over 50 years, 
    and he believes that the labyrinth that goes through Marquis 
    Colins under-ground dungeon, is from an ancient race. The 
    labyrinth was built to protect the civilization, and is full 
    of complex aisles. Under the direction of the professor, we 
    discovered a new and unexplored ruin, deep inside the 
    labyrinth.
    
    Join the Adventurer Team
    ========================
     The search group, led by Bashon, explores regions unknown and 
    introduces the area to the people in the city. The most recent 
    exploration was a big one, but reaffirmed her leadership 
    abilities. We recorded every detail of the find of a new 
    ancient ruin. We're looking forward to it being published. 
    
    Report! It is true!
    ===================
     Receiving information on a unexplored ruin, we headed for the 
    mountains. Covered in a dense fog, the area seemed beautiful, 
    like a that of fairytales. But this area was also affected by 
    the war. It's better not to say what we saw, letting you see 
    it for yourself. This sight would make you forget the joy of 
    discovering a new ruin.
    
    Merchants' Worries!
    ===================
     'With faith, everything will become clear.' This is not 
    necessarily true for the unexplored areas. Our informant, a 
    merchant named Bibid, believes the world revolves around money 
    and has no faith. After hearing about the new found ruin, he 
    fled out of the bar. Let's hope he has learned life isn't all 
    about money, after hearing our story...
    
    In the Mist...
    ==============
     A mysterious place where it rains year round. The rain is 
    neither heavy nor light but pleasant drops that sooth minds 
    tormented by battles. Mt. Bekuta is known for its fog, due to 
    its high ground temperatures. Legend has it a white devil 
    dwelled here because of its conditions. We found a hidden area 
    and left this oasis of the soul, for battle.
    
    Wyberns Annihilated!
    ====================
     Authorities have said the 'Golden Gotsko' has taken over the 
    bandits, 'The Wyberns'. Considered a first-rate criminal, 
    Gotsko's committed numerous crimes and is believed to be 
    involved in the abduction of a member of the royal family. The 
    kingdom has placed a price on his head. We suppressed his 
    attack, and received a reward from Priest Palcino. 
    
    Wild Kingdom
    ============
     A monster's been terrorizing the Bervenia region. Behemoth 
    has killed approximately 30 farmers, including Cassandra. We 
    beat it, but if showed us the brutal aspect of nature. What's 
    going to happen?
    
    
    Battle! Demon Lylis
    ===================
     The main product of the Vaccas Brewery is 'Vaccas Liquor' 
    made from Vacca fruit. This brewery's been under attack due to 
    the sweet smell of its product. A monster bandit group led by 
    Demon Lylis attacked for that reason. We beat Lylis and now 
    their liquor should reach those in Ivalice.
    
    Father and Child
    ================
     Inspired by the 'Royal Family's Reward', we went to get 
    dragon fangs. After beating the dragon in a fierce battle, we 
    were about to take its fangs. Then, we were surrounded by 
    troops. Prince McEnroe took the fang and disappeared leaving a 
    bag of sorts. His desire to gain his child's respect moved 
    us...
    
    Whisper Grass in Dark
    =====================
     After passing through a small, labyrinth outside Warjilis, we 
    came upon a giant underground lake. Feeling something was 
    behind us, we turned and saw, Red Mash. We beat it and saw a 
    'Whisper Plant', known to only bloom once every 1000 years. 
    Was is it protecting this exotic flower?
    
    Battle! Whirlwind Karz!
    =======================
     'Whirlwind Karz' the serial criminal who robbed over 765 
    times, has finally been caught! Getting information Karz was 
    in Zarghidas, we set out to get him. After a hard battle, we 
    caught him with the help of a Black Ninja. After the battle, 
    the Ninja was no where to be found, but according to 
    witnesses, he was the informant, who was sold the information 
    on Karz.
    
    Crime of Ct. Minimum!
    =====================
     We have uncovered the criminal acts of Count Minimum! After 
    beating 'Assault Door', who held the way to the Count's door, 
    the authorities and ourselves made an investigation. We found 
    a large number of coins, and other documents in his basement. 
    It would take too long to give all the details on the 
    documents, but this destroyed his chances of getting elected 
    as Mayor of Dorter City.
    
    Battle! Assault Cave!
    =====================
     'Assault Cave' possessed the Ural mines, where a large 
    mythril vein was being mined. 'Assault Caves' normally dwell 
    in 'natural' caves, and it's rare to find them in artificial 
    caves, like Ural. They say the forbidden beast, Adamantaimai 
    was found in these mines long ago. Miners believe 'Assault 
    Cave' possessed the mine as Adamantaimai's curse. A rare 
    incident indeed...
    
    That is not the Aim!
    ====================
     An outlaw Zero sighting! Zero was seen in the area tonight! 
    He was after Viscount Bafai. Disguising himself as security, 
    he made his way into the mansion and left with art, cash, and 
    treasures. We chased him through the garden, but he got away 
    in a puff of white smoke. But, he left a note and a treasure. 
    Seeing that no one was around, we took the treasure and 
    left...
    
    Too Naive!
    ==========
     An outlaw Zero sighting! Zero was seen in the area tonight! 
    He was after Baron Basanda. Disguising himself as a servant, 
    he made his way into the mansion several days ago. He left 
    with art, cash, and treasures. He escaped leaving a note and a 
    treasure again. Seeing that no one was around, we took the 
    treasure and left...
    
    Pleasure of Goddess
    ===================
     An outlaw Zero sighting! Zero was seen in the area tonight! 
    He was after Baron Bakord. Authorities believed he was after 
    works of art, so they focused attention on the trophy room. 
    But, he got into the mansion as a gardener, and left with art, 
    cash, and treasures. We took the treasure again, and left...
    
    Women held in arms...
    =====================
     An outlaw Zero sighting! Zero was seen in the area tonight! 
    He was after Magic Duke Bamjik. Sneaking into the mansion as a 
    cook, he left with cash and treasures. The Duke likes great 
    works of art, but Zero didn't take any. Authorities are 
    currently trying to find out what was behind this burgulary. 
    What does he want? 
    
    Bye, Noble of Darkness!
    =======================
     We finally know Zero's motives. He's after the legendary 
    Mashim gold coin. It belonged to the grandfather of Sheila, 
    who's just been targeted by Zero. Sheila's desire to have the 
    coin back in the family was the cause of all this. Leaving, 
    Zero said, 'As long as there' injustice and people have hope, 
    Zero shall appear again!'.
    
    At the Hilltop Mansion?
    =======================
     The 'Kimera', once thought to be extinct, has reappeared. A 
    Kimera is a synthetic monster, cloned from many different 
    animals. Since this monster is man-made, it cannot regenerate 
    itself. Residents say someone resurrected it with ancient 
    magic. After an 8 hour battle to the finish, we finally beat 
    Kimera.
    
    Unfortunate Monsters
    ====================
     A pet turned monster. This incident was caused by a freak 
    accident by the pet's owner, Adia Luka (age 18 at the time). 
    The mutation was done by ancient family scriptures found by 
    Adia. After the former pet was destroyed, she confessed the 
    incident was her doing. Promising never to do this again, she 
    was released...
    
    Fiar's Intentions!
    ================== 
     The pirate family, Buranar have been beaten! The family that 
    had terrorized a local fishing village has finally been 
    destroyed! They kidnapped villagers, keeping them from 
    reporting to the authorities. But because of the bravery of a 
    little girl named Fiar (age 10 at the time), the authorities 
    were notified and the Buranar family was beaten.
    
    Back then...
    ============
     Bitz, owner of a lodge in Zeltennia, has been tormented by 
    the death of his son, Garua (age 6), who died in an accident. 
    We learned from a specialist that Garua continues to live in 
    Bitz's mind. This is the beginning of a mysterious job.
    
    Rescue of Cornelia!
    ===================
     We learned that Cornelia, daughter of Baron Katasto, was 
    kidnapped. The suspect, calling himself 'Jack the Ripper' is 
    demanding the Katasto family treasure for her ransom. When he 
    appeared to get his ransom, we beat him. The kidnaper turned 
    out to be Bob, gardener for the Katasto mansion. We found the 
    scheme was planned by Cornelia, who wanted her parents to 
    settle their differences. 
    
    Return of Pappal!
    =================
     The son of McEnroe's been kidnapped. There are 3 male 
    suspects, who call themselves the 'Anti-Noble Federation'. The 
    authorities called for an independent investigation, as did 
    McEnroe, who hired his own investigators. Through cooperation 
    between the two groups, the hideout was found. Papal, the boy, 
    was rescued after the apprehension of the kidnappers. The 
    kidnappers were demanding the abolition of the Noble social 
    system.
    
    Ultimate Atavism
    ================
     Carrot, a Morbol, owned by the Zamas family, has been missing 
    (5 months old at the time). While we were on a break in the 
    hills behind the count's mansion, we found her. According to 
    experts, a Morbol returns as a primitive life form every 4 
    generations. This incident taught us the instincts of the 
    wild.
    
    Thoughts of a Doll
    ==================
     We investigated the voices coming from the old mansion 
    outside of Lesalia. They were coming from a child's room on 
    the 2nd floor in the back. A doll was crying in a dark room. 
    After a thorough check, we learned a whole family perished in 
    a fare at this mansion. Was the doll crying for its owner...?
    
    Letter from distant
    ===================
    We investigated a floating object off the beach at Gariland. 
    There were various things on the beach. Most were trash dumped 
    in the ocean from the land. But a small bottle caught our eye. 
    There was a note inside, but we were unable to read t like the 
    other trash in the area because it was written in a language 
    of the continent, but we felt as though it was trying to tell 
    us something.
    
    Battle! Mud Man!
    ================
     We headed towards a town, on the outskirts of Goug, to beat a 
    monster in an old well. At the bottom of the dark and musty 
    well the monster was covered with mud. After we beat it, a 
    nomad appeared from within it. He was possessed by the 
    monster, when he took shelter in the well. Everything turned 
    out for the best.
    
    Darkness of Eternal Way
    =======================
     We headed for the castle town of Zeltennia to investigate 
    reports of a suspicious man appearing in the dark of night. We 
    pursued a suspicious man we found on a moonlit night. 
    Realizing we were in an unfamiliar area. This 'Black-caped 
    man', cast a spell of eternal darkness on us. But, with 
    courage and faith, we were able to break the spell and beat 
    the mysterious man.
    
    Demon Golem
    ===========
     We investigated the old mansion in Limberry. There, we saw 
    strange looking giant mechanical tools. They wre making a doll 
    4 sectas high. The Golem doll sensed our presence and suddenly 
    attacked. We managed to beat it and arrested Dr. Gel, the 
    doll's maker. He confessed to experimenting with alchemy for 
    resurrection.
    
    Final Resistance
    ================
     Riovanes academy cadets shut themselves up in an ancient 
    shrine for 5 days. Almost 30 students help up within the 
    mountain ruins. This was an act of protest against corporal 
    punishment by teachers. The Ivalice board of education 
    immediately removed all the teachers and the principal. They 
    announced a new policy of zero corporal punishment. But, some 
    gave concern over hasty decision making.
    
    Informant
    =========
     We found a spy in that secret company. The investigation 
    revealed the man was Hekkrun Mauhar (41 years old at the 
    time). They stated the secret company was smuggling 
    fashionable chocobo declared an endangered species. We 
    immediately searched their house and uncovered all their wrong 
    doings. 
    
    Most Precious Thing
    ===================
     Viscount Lakaira gave his family treasure to an adventurer! 
    We were hired to authencitcate the Lakaira family treasure. We 
    did, and shortly after, his family broke up on his remarking, 
    "The family treasure is more important than our lives". The 
    loss of his family made him realize what was really important 
    in life and he gave us the treasure for our work.
    
    Poet Gilbert's Thoughts
    =======================
     We just learned Anna the singing Princess of Warjilis, is in 
    love with the poet, Gilbert! According to our information, 
    because of their demanding schedules, they can't meet often. 
    They exchanged letters for years and loved each other 
    platonically. We found this love connection by agreeing to 
    deliver the love letter. This was really enjoyable work.
    
    Delighted Ct. Minimum!
    ======================
     Count Minimum of Dorter donates large sums of money to 
    charities each year. But, he couldn't get his safe open. This 
    is because he stuffed too many gil bags inside. We were 
    impressed by the Nobles lavish lifestyle. But, this count who 
    lives for making a difference in the world is seen as a 
    leading reformer! Can anyone correct the corrupted ways of the 
    Nobles?
    
    Cannibalistic Plant
    ===================
     We confirmed the existence of the man-eating plant, 
    'Rafurshva", the giant flower that grows in the north. Its 
    diameter is 5 sectas. We found the carnivorous plant while 
    collecting other plants. Sensing our presence, the giant 
    Rafuresheva attacked us with its leaf. But, we managed to 
    escape. This is truly a historical discovery and it will 
    stimulate the academic world.
    
    Joyous Song for You
    ===================
     Anna the singing princess, announced her marriage, after 7 
    years of courtship. The groom is the poet Gilbert who works at 
    the Riovanes Castle. They say Gilbert might be of royal blood. 
    He certainly is a gentleman. Maybe this is what made Anna 
    decide to marry him. We wish our beloved Anna the best of luck 
    and all the happiness of the world.
    
    The Talkative, Katedona
    =======================
     The debut of a new talent! A female mediator Ms. Katedona Fim 
    (19 years old at the time) won this year's contest and tells 
    us of her victory. 'I was very shy by nature and never had 
    much chance to talk with others. But, since I got the knack of 
    speaking, it became easy. I'm no longer afraid to talk to 
    anyone. One shouldn't avoid things only because they're 
    uncomfortable!' Katedona smiled pleasantly.
    
    Courage of Durman!
    ==================
     Durman used to hate math (7 years old at the time). He 
    volunteered to answer a question in math class one parent-day 
    at school. He seems entirely different from the boy we knew 
    who cried for help with his math. This must be cause of our 
    excellent way of teaching. The boy was applauded by the entire 
    class, for he was the only student there who could solve that 
    particular math problem.
    
    Regain Ability!
    ===============
     Mameko, the traveling artist, restarted his act. Years back, 
    he won a talent contest many praise his originality. But, he's 
    been in a slump for a long time. We drank together all night, 
    thinking about his new job. We suggested things to him like, 
    "Why don't you change your hair style?" we were glad since 
    he's started acting again.
    
    Delighted Ct. Minimum!
    ======================
     Count Minimum donates large sums of money to the Red Wing 
    charity every year. The door of his mansion at Dorter won't 
    open because of the weight of the many gold decorations on the 
    door. The count was very nice and noble. He never 
    discriminates against others for any reason. The count seems 
    to be the hope of the corrupted Nobility.
    
    Won Machinist Contest!
    ======================
     The annual "Machinist Contest" is opened this year in Goug. 
    We worked as helpers for the 'Goripan' team. This team is a 
    regular in the contest. They've come close to winning many 
    times. This was the biggest contest yet. The Goripan won with 
    their Chocobo Car. 
    
    Artist Mameko Leaves!
    =====================
     Mameko the traveling artist, started recitals again after 10 
    years. He had been in a slump for a long time, but now he's 
    the king of late night entertainment in Igros. His fans 
    gathered for his "Goodbye Recital" and were very excited 
    showing their sincere support for Mameko who will travel the 
    world.
    
    Chocobo Restaurant
    ==================
     There's a party at "Gizarl's" a restaurant famous for its 
    Chocobo. We think the party's for some special occasion. But, 
    since the restaurant was so full we couldn't even find out 
    what was being held. Early in the morning, we started cooking, 
    then never ending dish washing. Then, late at night when the 
    party was over, we had to clean up. When all the work was 
    done, it was already the following afternoon.
    
    Ship Casino, Black Jack
    =======================
     The Casino ship, Black Hack is at the port of Warjilis. It's 
    equipped with all types of gambling items including slot 
    machines and a Black Jack table. Although the gambling is 
    restricted nowadays, the owner of the ship, Mr. Setzer (27 
    years old at the time) defends the rights of casino owners and 
    gamblers. He says this is about the only entertainment that 
    exists for the commoners. 
    
    Storm of 777!
    =============
     The Casino ship Black hack is at the port of Limberry castle. 
    The slot machine on the left hand side gave us 777, the 
    jackpot. Nothing happened so we asked Setzer about this. He 
    said he deliberately lowered the pay-off rate. "Gambling's not 
    fun unless there's some risk."
    
    Inside Lakam Trade Co.
    ======================
     The president of Lakam commerce, Narman, Jose (24 years old 
    at the time) is wanted for smuggling drugs. While we were 
    fighting a monster, trying to guard the Chocobo cart, the car 
    flipped and we found a large amount of drugs in it. We asked 
    the driver and found it was the president's doing. Now he is 
    wanted by the authorities. 
    
    Cherish Memories
    ================ 
     A monster attacked Mr. Dener, a resident of Dorter, killing 
    him. We were supposed to deliver a letter for the mother of 
    the deceased, Mrs. Branch. We weren't quite sure how to break 
    the news to her. Out of respect for Mrs. Dener, we lied. We 
    told Mrs. Branch her son was doing fine. Mrs. Branch already 
    has lost her sight and didn't have much longer to live. She 
    hired us to deliver a meal to her son for his birthday. 
    
    A Perfect Smile!
    ================
     Mickey, the son of Prince Kappa, (12 years old at the time) 
    scored 100 on the Gariland Magic Exam. This test is one of the 
    most competitive of its kind. Only one in 600 pass it and only 
    one other student ever scored 100 on it. We didn't know how 
    competitive it was and later realized that the 10000 gil 
    reward is too cheap. But, seeing the boy smile, we knew it was 
    worth more than just money.
    
    Won the Yardow Fight!
    ===================== 
     This year Yardow sponsors the "Ultimate Martial Arts 
    Contest". This year celebrated 80 years of their history and 
    the Dojo was filled with fans. Although I was beat once, I 
    managed to advance to the final competition. I beat Gustav and 
    won first prize.
    
    Won the Zaland Fight!
    =====================
     The Zaland Martial Arts Contest was held in Zaland. This 
    contest continues in the spirit of the contest held in Yardow. 
    They invited many accomplished martial artists. Because the 
    toughest competitors were paired in the same block exhausting 
    each other, we easily advanced to the final competition and 
    won first prize.
    
    Won the Magic Contest!
    ======================
     Gariland's Magic Association sponsors this year's magic 
    contest, the 'Gariland Memorial'. Many participants want to 
    show off their magic. We got to the final competition and 
    faced the last opponent, a black mage called Alesta from 
    Dorter. We beat him and managed to be this year's champion.
    
    Won the Meister Contest!
    ========================
     The Goug Artisan Association sponsored this year's Meister 
    contest. It tests 3 elements to be a good Artisan; 
    "Knowledge", "Innate Skill" and "Learned Skill". Participants 
    are tested in many ways the highest total of points ultimately 
    decides the winner. Early in the contest, we lost some points 
    because of the clock. But, we came back strong and won.
    
     
                             ============
                            Unexplored Land
                             ============
                            
    Shrine of Chaos:
    ================
    Long ago, ancient gods sealed Jade, the king of Hell, deep 
    underground. Also on that very same spot is the Shrine of 
    Chaos, a defiled shrine with an air of decadence.
    
    Forbidden Land Eureka:
    ======================
    According to legend, Eureka was the once prosperous capitol of 
    the Kashuka kingdom which collapsed due to the enormous debt 
    of the royal family. Today, it's a ghost town, a memory of its 
    past glory. 
    
    Pandemonium:
    ============
    The former capital of the ancient Paramekia Empire. Surrounded 
    by a mountain range of 9000m, even airships couldn't access 
    it. The only way to reach the city was through a corridor that 
    passed through Hell.
    
    Mirage Tower:
    =============
    This tower connects the ancient Ronkan castle to the earth. A 
    special magic coating on the walls keeps the tower hidden. 
    Once in a while, the castle can be faintly seen as a mirage.
    
    Floating Castle:
    ================
    Winged men once knew how to create floating rocks. The same 
    technology was used for this castle. But with the 
    disappearance of winged men, the technology was also lost.
    
    Matoya Cave:
    ============
    The cave where the magician Matoya who served the ancient 
    kingdom of Ronkan lived. He was well liked by the people, but 
    after creating a demon, he was feared as a sorceress.
    
    Crystal Tower:
    ==============
    The castle of the ancient kingdom of Baron. The town was built 
    like a labyrinth to keep strangers out. The castle is made of 
    pure crystal representing the power and wealth of the royal 
    family. It was built entirely at the people's expense.
    
    Magic Continent: 
    ================
    Once, believed to be the gate to either Heaven or Hell, 
    recently scholars agree it is the result of a great impact 
    caused by the collapse of the floating stone within the earth.
    
    Castle of Trials:
    =================
    In the past, this was military school for the Baron's kingdom. 
    An exceptional group of pilots called "Red Wing" graduated 
    from this academy. Even a great institution like this is now 
    destroyed.
    
    Tower of Babel:
    ===============
    The legendary tower that reaches to Heaven from deep 
    underground. It's also called Giant's Tower. More than legend 
    this is a valuable record of an ancient civilization.
    
    Ronkan Ruins:
    =============
    At its height, the Ronkan Empire covered the world. But 
    because of a mysterious disease, the entire civilization was 
    destroyed. Today, only an empty castle remains quietly 
    floating.
    
    Falgabird:
    ==========
    Said to be the village where magic swordsmen hide. Because 
    magic swords shorten the life of the user the number of 
    swordsmen steadily decreased. Now, all that remains are empty 
    houses.
    
    Magic Train:
    ============
    A transport train used during the war to transport man-made 
    demons, it's now known as the Magic Train. It's also sometimes 
    called the 'carrier of dead'.
    
    Touzas Village:
    ===============
    A village of dwarves called Liliputians. Once a dictatorship, 
    it was liberated by the giant, Atlas. Touzas in the original 
    means "distant land".
    
    Chocobo Forest:
    ===============
    Very little light comes into this deep forest where many rare, 
    wild Chocobo live. In its center, it's said the World Tree 
    grows. It reeks of Chocobo...
    
    Semite Falls:
    =============
    One of the most important areas in the Paramekia Empire. 
    Mythril can be found within this gigantic waterfall, and its 
    water was used as fuel for the airships of their time. A 
    magical waterfall indeed.
    
    
                             ============
                               Treasure
                             ============
    
    "Four Gods Set"
    ===============
     This's a miniature set shaped like the gods from the far 
    East. Judging from its jewels, it must have belonged to a 
    noble.
    
    "Statue of Lylis"
    =================
     The stone statue of the goddess Lylis is said to be the 
    source of life or the first devil. It is believed the 
    possessor of this stone statue increases his strength. A 
    favorite item for the ancient warriors.
    
    "Beetle Charm"
    ==============
     Called a scarab in some areas, it's a beetle-shaped ornament. 
    Well loved by the people as a good luck charm. It sparkles 
    like a rainbow.
    
    "Tobacco Pipe"
    ==============
     A tool used by thieves in the Far East. Normally, it is used 
    for smoking, but since it's made of Golden tight stone, it can 
    also be used in battle.
    
    "Zeni-Sword"
    ============
     Used for fortune telling by an itinerant Caranan trade group. 
    Made of foreign coins shaped into a sword.
    
    "Black Cat"
    ===========
     Ornamental black cat with eyes made of lapis lazuli and claws 
    made of diamonds. Very ancient and very popular with 
    collectors.
    
    "Malice Mask"
    =============
     Mask of a giant demon that rules an ancient foreign kingdom. 
    These demons were said to be the source of hatred among 
    mankind.
    
    "Parade Helmet"
    ===============
     Used in victory parades, it's very impractical, but 
    breathtaking. A symbol the glory of the ancient world, it's 
    nearly completely covered with jewels.
    
    "Kid's Bread"
    =============
     Ancient bite-sized bread snack for children. Few know how to 
    make it today... only a recipe book remains.
    
    "Adult's Bread"
    ===============
     Ancient over-sized bread eaten for stamina. Its recipe book 
    also remains. Adults like it.
    
    "Calcobrina"
    ============
     Traditional dress-up doll first popular among the girls of 
    this area when there wasn't much entertainment. The doll 
    contains the memory of those girls.
    
    "Yurgeivogue"
    =============
     Popular marionette with designs that hold the attention of 
    kids. No one knows how to make them anymore. Therefore, they 
    are very valuable.
    
    "Red Materia"
    =============
     In the ancient magic city of Salonia, the people used to seal 
    their wisdom in magic orbs for posterity. These orbs are 
    called materia, and they raise the skills of whoever possess 
    them.
    
    "Blue Materia"
    =============
     In the ancient magic city of Salonia, the people used to seal 
    their wisdom in magic orbs for posterity. These orbs are 
    called materia, and they raise the skills of whoever possess 
    them.
    
    "Black Materia"
    ======--=======
     In the ancient magic city of Salonia, the people used to seal 
    their wisdom in magic orbs for posterity. These orbs are 
    called materia, and they raise the skills of whoever possess 
    them.
    
    "White Materia"
    ===============
     In the ancient magic city of Salonia, the people used to seal 
    their wisdom in magic orbs for posterity. These orbs are 
    called materia, and they raise the skills of whoever possess 
    them.
    
    "Rat Tail"
    ==========
     Since ancient times, magicians have used this as magical 
    medicine. The desire for its delicious taste has been known to 
    start a war.
    
    "M-Fiction Novel"
    =================
     First edition of the life of the Saviour, Mesa. Sadly, most 
    of it is damaged and only part of it is able to be read. 
    
    "Diary of Nanai"
    ================
     The psychologist Nanai analyzed many people in this book. 
    Part of it writes of the life of a gambler.
    
    "Wyuvle"
    ========
     If published, it is said this book would have changed the 
    course of history. It is the record of the life of a certain 
    lady.
    
    "Book of Enavia"
    ================
     A record of Kusu Castle in Enavia. The most important part is 
    written in an ancient script and cannot be deciphered. It is a 
    story of 3 girls.
    
    "Magical Gun" 
    =============
     An ancient pistol believed to be magic, because its bullets 
    contain magical power. Later, bullets containing Summoned 
    monsters were invented.
    
    "M Machinegun"
    ==============
     An ancient gun mounted on many aircraft of the time. Its use 
    varied depending on the type of magic bullet inserted. Very 
    useful.
    
    "Magi-Sword"
    ============
     From a nearly illegible inscription on the sword, I managed 
    to read that this sword killed a Warlock in Hell with one 
    slash. A gigantic tower-type sword.
    
    "Minu-Orb"
    ==========
     This is actually a Magi-orb. It's called the Minu Orb because 
    it contains the soul of the first Magician, Minu. It's also 
    known as the Soul of Minu.
    
    "Tarot of Ben"
    ==============
     Created by the famous artist, Benstat, only one set exists in 
    the world. It was stolen from the Lesalia Museum of art, a few 
    years ago.
    
    "Excalipar"
    ===========
     An imitation of the legendary sword "Excalibur". Although 
    it's a copy, its sharpness is superb. It was cherished by 
    adventurers.
    
    "Parasite Tree"
    ===============
     This tiny tree feeds on the bark of the World Tree, 
    Yugudoracil. Once it attaches itself to the tree, it usually 
    dies in half a day. The tree, which is tricky to get, is said 
    to be medicine for eternal youth.
    
    "Longibunne Spear"
    ==================
     Legendary spear used to kill the Demon who rules the earth. 
    This spear is said to be able to pierce any shield. Many died 
    trying to get it.
    
    "Chocobo Cannon"
    ================
     With this, you get a fat chocobo to drink gun powder and fire 
    it like a cannon. Rarely hitting the target, it was never used 
    for practical purposes. It was made during an experiment.
    
    "St. Elmo's Fire"
    =================
     This blue flame is said to come from the human body. Those 
    who produce it usually are suffering from some sickness. It is 
    thought that a virus causes the disease.
    
    "Germonik Scriptures"
    =====================
     This is a record of St. Ajora, written by his disciple 
    Germonik. It was supposed to be a lost book.
    
    "Aries"
    =======
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Ram'. It was acquired after defeating 
    Wiegraf.
    
    "Taurus"
    ========
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Bull'. It was found hidden in the Goug 
    Machine City. 
    
    "Gemini"
    ========
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Twins'. Acquired after beating Duke Elmdor 
    in Limberry Castle.
    
    "Cancer"
    ========
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Crab'. Acquired after beating the Steel 
    Giant.
    
    "Libra"
    =======
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Justice'. This was a treasure of the Orlandu 
    family. It was in the possession of T.G. Cid.
    
    "Scorpio"
    =========
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Scorpion'. It was acquired after vanquishing 
    Draclau.
    
    "Sagittarius"
    =============
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Archer'. The High Priest gave it to 
    Meliadoul.
    
    "Capricorn"
    ===========
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Goat'. Acquired after beating the eldest 
    brother Dycedarg.
    
    "Aquarius"
    ==========
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Water' bearer. Found in a deep mine in 
    Goland. 
    
    "Pisces"
    ========
     One of the 12 Holy Stones. A legendary Zodiac Stone 
    representing the 'Fish'. It was given to Alma by Izlude while 
    he was dying.
    
    "Serpentarius"
    ==============
     13th Zodiac Stone. Added to the 12 original Zodiac Signs. It 
    represents the 'Snake'. Acquired after beating Elidibs.
    
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