Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete transcript ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Statement of purpose -------------------- Lunar: Silver Star Story is a great game that makes great use of voice acting. Something it does not make great - or any - use of is subtitles. Since many important parts of the game's story are unfolded via voice acting, this can make the game less enjoyable for the hard of hearing, non-native speakers of English, or indeed fully hearing native speakers who nevertheless find the dialogue difficult to understand. To aid in this regard, I have transcribed all spoken words in the game. Details of implementation ------------------------- All sections are in the order you encounter them in the game. Two of the animated sequences can be seen in either order (Royce's and Mel's introductions). Since I had to pick some order for them, I picked the order they are listed in the Rememberizer (Mel first). Not all of the animated sequences are listed below. Those that are not listed only contain humming or similar, or no human sounds at all. The titles of animated sequences are underlined with tildes, while the titles of other sections are underlined with dashes. The animated sequences have the same names as they are given in the game, except for two whose names I thought were slightly spoilerish (they're not spoilers in the game, since you can't find out the title immediately - you have to wait until you get a chance to use the Rememberizer). Those two are marked with (*), and have whatever names I thought were appropriate, as do all other sections. Sections are separated by a number of newlines to protect from accidentally reading spoilers. When sections are not separated by spoiler space, it is because they follow immediately after oneanother. LUNAR Opening (lyrics copied from the manual) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In your dreams, magical thoughts... All things are real unless you dream they're not. In your dreams, love is the plot carried on wings of hope. Each of our souls intertwine, when we do. Instantly we see it the time to grow and be it when everything is pinned on a hope. Let rise the dreams of your heart, that innocent youth careless and kind. Free to roam the breeze in love only when two brilliantly shine as one... Alex's introductory monologue ----------------------------- Alex: I don't remember when it started exactly, but the dream of having a fantastic adventure in far off places grabbed my heart early and has yet to let go. You see, my hero is Dragonmaster Dyne. Outside my village there's a monument made in his honour. His adventures were the most fantastic of all... fighting evil, risking death, protecting the goddess Althena! It's all so, so... exciting! One day, I want to have adventures like them! *sigh* But... excitement of that kind is a long way from Burg. Nall: Aaaaleeex! Oh, Aaaaleeex! Where are you? Alex at the Monument ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alex: Oh, hello Nall. Nall: Alex, couldn't you hear me? I've been flying all over for the last half hour, calling for you. But, I should have known you'd be here. Alex: Oh Nall, where else would I be? Nall: "In Honor of the Great Dragonmaster, Dyne." I know that Dyne was probably the greatest of the four heroes, Alex, but I'm amazed that you never get tired of coming to stare at his dull monument. Oh, shoot. I just remembered. We better go meet Luna to practice singing. If we're late, she'll be upset. Ramus Shows His Stripes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ramus: Hey Alex. I figured you might be here. Now that the warm weather has melted the ice near the Dragon's Cave, there isn't any time to waste getting started on our big adventure! If we hurry, we may be able to sneak in without waking the dragon. Then we can get a fantastically huge diamond from its lair worth thousands of thousands of silver, making us filthy stinking rich, and very popular in the process! Luna at the Springs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Various shots of Luna and the surroundings as Luna sings. Eventually, an ocarina joins the song, and she stops singing. A shot of Alex standing behind her, playing. She giggles, and then stands up.] Luna: Alex, you're late again, silly. Were you whittling away the morning at Dyne's Monument again, or were you planning on make-believe adventures with Ramus? Alex, Nall, Luna and Ramus in battle ------------------------------------ Alex shouts when he uses a sword attack. He is silent for all other spells. Nall will sometimes revive a fainted character, and then says Nall: Come on, get back on your feet! Luna's songs are all identical and lyricless ("laa-laa, lalalaaa"). Ramus has no magic and is therefore silent. Quark Awakens ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Quark: Who has awakened me from my deep slumber? [Shots of Quark being big and dragony.] Quark: My friends, you are the first adventurers to visit me in a long time. I am Quark, Tetrarch of the Dragon tribe. You have journeyed far, and now you have arrived at my lair. It's a journey few have survived. Your mission must be urgent. Luna's Dream ~~~~~~~~~~~~ [No voices are heard in the dream.] Laike in battle --------------- Laike has no special attacks and is silent in battle. Laike's Introduction ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Laike: What a hapless bunch you are! You're lucky I happened to come along when I did. Didn't you know that these woods were ridiculously dangerous for ordinary travelers? Are you lost? Or out for a picnic? What?! An adventure? [Laike laughs for quite some time.] Nash calling for help --------------------- Nash: Hey! Hey there! Get me out of this thing! [They go release him from the booby trap.] Nash and His Hair ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Nash shows off his skill with a comb.] Nash: Hey there, kiddies. My name is Nash. I'm a level three apprentice from the famous magic city of Vane that floats around the Goddess Tower. The area around the Sea Hag's house can be a little tricky, so be sure to watch your step around here, okay? Nash in battle -------------- Nash: Check this out! (thunder spells) Nash: Special delivery! (others) Alex calling out to Luna as the ship is leaving ----------------------------------------------- Alex: Luna! Luna, you have to come with us! Luna: What? Alex: Luna! All the exciting adventures in the world mean nothing if you're not with us. This isn't just my adventure, Luna, it's ours! Luna: Oh Alex, but what if... Alex: There's no time to think about it! Hurry, give me your hand! Come on! [She runs, he catches her and pulls her onto the ship.] Luna: Oh, I hope I did the right thing. It's all so exciting! Nall: That was close. You almost didn't make it, Luna. Alex: Now, our real adventure can finally begin. On the Boat (lyrics copied from the manual) ~~~~~~~~~~~ Wishing on a dream that seems far off Hoping it will come today. Into the starlit night, Foolish dreamers turn their gaze, Waiting on a shooting star. But, what if that star is not to come? Will their dreams fade to nothing? When the horizon darkens most, We all need to believe there is hope. Is an angel watching closely over me? Can there be a guiding light I've yet to see? I know my heart should guide me, but, There's a hole within my soul. What will fill this emptiness inside of me? Am I to be satisfied without knowing? I wish then for a chance to see, Now all I need, <desperately> Is my star to come... Arrival in Meribia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nall: Look Alex! Look at all of the ships. *gasp* And the huge town! Meribia is even more splendid than I imagined. Hail, Hell Mel ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mel: I'm Mel de Alkirk, governor of Meribia. Since you're new here, I'll warn ya. If you dare to make any sort of trouble in my town, I'll pop your tiny little heads off your twiggy little necks, and mount them on me trophy wall. [Mel bursts into laughter.] Royce's Introduction ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Royce: We seem to have guests. But I welcome those pursuing knowledge, as always. For you see, I am a student of knowledge; past, present, and future. I can foretell many things in the future. So. Let's see your future. That's why you came to me today, isn't it? Nash presents the city of Vane ------------------------------ Nash: Behold! The magic city of Vane. Facing Phacia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Phacia: Good day to you all. I am Phacia, Head Priestess of the Temple of the Goddess. I have received word that you are on a journey to become the new Dragonmaster, Alex. I pray that you choose to stay in Vane and become the Guardian of Althena. For as you know, we haven't had a Dragonmaster since the days of Dyne came to an end. A Mysterious Musician ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Luna: Oh! I'm so sorry I interrupted. You see, I heard the music, and I... well, I thought it was Alex that was playing. Man: Mmm. It's... no bother. Mia Ausa is sad --------------- Mia: *sob* Who's... who's there? Mia Stays Composed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mia: I'm sorry. I can not go to the magic school today. I'm... not feeling well. *gasp* Oh, I'm so sorry, I mistook you for a messenger of my mother's. Um. My name is Mia. Mia Ausa. May I ask your name? Ghaleon in Full Regalia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ghaleon: Welcome to the Magic Guild of Vane, Alex of Burg. I am Ghaleon, Premier of the guild. My apprentice Nash speaks quite highly of you, boy. He said you passed the Trial of the White Dragon. If that's true... perhaps you can... help me. Enter the Kyle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Kyle snores. Eventually, he wakes.] Kyle: *yawn* What a night! Kyle had himself another night of wine, women and song. Just between you and me, I think I had a little too much of the wine... *belch* But the women didn't complain! Jessica addressing the village council of Lann ---------------------------------------------- Jessica: You have to be reasonable! The Dragonmaster causing problems must be an impostor. The true Guardian of Althena would never bring harm to you. To prove it, I will personally investigate this matter on your behalf. Jessica Speaks ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jessica: Hmm? Oh, when did you come in? You weren't here before. Did you come after hearing of the trouble here? I think this Dragonmaster is a fake. In fact, I bet he's even a bigger phony than my former boyfriend. A good fight is just the ticket to get over that rat. So, let's go find this fraud and show him who's boss! Jessica in battle ----------------- Jessica: Althena, lend me your power! (upper row) Jessica: In the name of the Goddess! (lower row except Escape Litany) Escape Litany can't be used in battle. Lemia Ausa Speaks (*) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lemia: I am Lemia Ausa, Governess of the Magic Guild. I have heard you seek the Dragons. I see the strength of your will in this regard in your eyes. And I sense something else. I sense... evil. You seek to destroy the Magic Guild, and Althena! Mia in battle ------------- Mia: By the power of Althena! (fire spells) Mia: Summon elemental power! (ice spells) Mia is silent when casting power up spells. A Trinity of Terror ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [They undergo a magical girl style transformation sequence.] Xenobia: I am Xenobia, a descendent of the forgotten Vile Tribe, the innocents Althena callously pushed out beyond the wastelands of the Frontier. Royce: I warned you I could see many things. Unfortunately, I have now foreseen your demise. Too bad you had to get involved. Phacia: We didn't expect you to get this far, young Alex. It's been quite a revelation. But, you never can tell when luck like yours will run out. Ghaleon in battle ----------------- Ghaleon: Hmph. (all spells) Ghaleon reveals himself ----------------------- [Ghaleon laughs] Ghaleon: Oh, then the time has finally come. My "coming out" party can begin. Send in the clowns! [Ghaleon transforms into the Magic Emperor.] Quark: By Althena! What have you done, Ghaleon? Ghaleon vs Quark ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Ghaleon looks imposing and waves his cloak.] Ghaleon: Not "Ghaleon", dear Quark. Magic Emperor Ghaleon! Alex: Magic Emperor? Luna: Ghaleon, no... Ghaleon: Oh, no... [he laughs] Ghaleon, yes! [pause] Some day people may mourn this day. But my glorious rule can only begin with your enslavement. [Long scene with Ghaleon laughing and Quark screaming as Ghaleon captures Quark in a magical cage which shrinks to a point of light and lands in his hand.] Ghaleon: Hmph. Quark shall be the corner stone of a new order. My world order. But! [pause, and laughter] Who shall be my queen? Ghaleon's farewell ------------------ Luna:AAAHHHHH!!! [Also written.] [Ghaleon teleports Luna to his side. Some written dialogue follows. Ghaleon casts some spell at Alex and Nall, and they scream. Ghaleon laughs.] Luna: Alex! [Ghaleon and Luna disappear, and Ghaleon's laughter slowly fades away. Alex moans.] Woman calling for help ---------------------- [Sounds of a scuffle.] Woman: Aaooh! Oh, help! Help me! Get away from me you dastardly fiends! You'll regret this! [Some written dialogue as the woman fights Xenobia's minions.] La Kyle Aux Follies ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Woman: Oh, pardon my heels! What's the world coming to when a decent lady has to be so vulgar to protect herself? [No longer speaking in falsetto] And now let's end this cheap charade. [Kyle throws off the disguise and jumps into the air and lands, catching his sword as it falls into his hand.] Kyle: You and your boys need to learn some manners, sweetcheeks. Kyle in battle -------------- Kyle shouts when he uses a sword attack. He is silent when using Power Up. Hindenburg Redux ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mia: Where's the personal discomfort receptacle?! Nash: This is messing up my hair! Jessica: Kyle, save me! Kyle: No! Nall: Help me! At Blue Dragon Lake ------------------- [Alex and Luna perform the song "Thoughts Far Away" in order to raise the Blue Dragon shrine. No lyrics, just more lalaing.] Nall: Alex, look! Something's happening! Saviors on Horseback ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [The two look at the camera in silence for a few seconds, and then ride away.] Man: Hiyaah! Woman: Hah! Myght's Irritation ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [There is the sound of bubbling liquid and buzzing flies. Myght looks up from his work.] Myght: Is there something wrong with your eyes? Didn't you see the signs warning about the cranky, stinky, rude genius? Well, that's me, Myght! I hate noise, interruptions and people. You're trespassing, go away! [He turns away, and farts.] Tempest's Indignation ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tempest: We are of the Plains Tribe. I am Tempest and this is Fresca. That man was trying to sell fake medicine to the desperate people here. He knowingly lied for profit. It is the rule of the prairie to execute liars. Why do you dare to interfere in our tribal affairs? Are you a thief as well? A Frightening Dream ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Throughout the dream we can hear Luna humming.] Luna: Alex... Alex! Al[here her voice gets distorted and echoing]ex! Alex! Waking up in the forest ----------------------- Alex: [sleepy] Luna... Tempest in battle ----------------- Tempest: Hah! (both attacks) A Dragonmaster Born ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [The sequence contains some grunting and screaming, but no spoken words.] To the Dark Frontier ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nall: *gasp* Alex, look at the size of that tower. Is Luna really in there? Alex: She's in there. And so is Ghaleon. Catching up to the Magic Emperor -------------------------------- Alex: Ghaleon! Ghaleon: Well, well, well. It appears our little hero found the way at last. And I have just the thank you you've deserved all along, dragonboy! The Fortress of Althena revealed (*) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Luna: You shouldn't have interfered. Haven't you figured it out? There's no way to stop this. Alex: Uhn... Luna? [Silent shots of the others and the Grindery while Luna walks over to the edge of the tower. She starts singing the dark song.] Alex: Luna, what are you doing? [Long scene with dragons awakening and swooshy glittery magic.] Kyle: Uh, what? [More fireworks as the ground ruptures and the Fortress of Althena rises into the air. Luna finally stops singing when it floats above the ground.] Nash: What happened to the Goddess Tower? Mia: *gasp* This can't be real. [Ghaleon starts laughing.] Alex: Oh my god. Ghaleon: Amazing, isn't it? Behold, the long forgotten Fortress of Althena. Kyle: That's the voice of Ghaleon. Jessica: *gasp* Impossible. [Ghaleon makes a flashy entrance.] Alex: Ghaleon?! Ghaleon: Hmmh. Ghaleon in battle (again) ------------------------- Ghaleon: Time to die. (all spells) Ghaleon gloats -------------- [Ghaleon laughs.] Ghaleon: What a delightfully inept showing that was for the good team. With them out of the way, I now claim the title of Supreme Ruler! [They fly off.] Ghaleon: The world is my oyster, and dear Luna is now my eternal pearl! [He laughs again.] Alex hears Luna's voice ----------------------- Luna: Alex. [echoes] Alex! [more echoes] Never stop believing in your power to change the world, and especially my love for you. For love is the wellspring of all that is good, and far more powerful than you can ever imagine. Believe in yourself Alex, and you will find the strength to do what must be done. A Goddess Reborn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Various shots of Althena as she stands in the light. Dyne walks up the stairs and stops in front of her. They look at eachother for a while. Dyne starts to walk into the light.] Ghaleon: Wait, Dyne! Stop! [pause] Stop before the path you have chosen strips you of the very power that safeguards your soul! [The Dragon armour disappears from Dyne.] Ghaleon: Dyne, no! [A bright light obscures Dyne and Althena.] Ghaleon: Why have you done this? What is it that you can see, that I can not? Tell me! [A baby lands in Dyne's hands.] Dyne: I see a bright hope for the future, that resides in each and every human being. [The baby cries. Ghaleon looks on, and tightly closes his fists.] Ghaleon: I see only despair. [He turns and walks away, and sighs.] Laike reveals the truth ----------------------- [Some written dialogue.] Laike: *sigh* I know these things because I've kept a secret from you. And the world. My real name... is Dyne. Nall: What?! A Dragonmaster Reborn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Like the first time Alex became the Dragonmaster, he grunts and shouts some, but doesn't talk. A man of few words, is our Alex.] Ascent To Althena's City ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kyle: Look at that thing! The Fortress of Althena is huge! Mia: Wow... I wonder why this was hidden beneath the Goddess Tower all this time. Jessica: I never heard a word about it when I was studying to be a priestess. Kyle: Hah! That's because you always ditched class, honey-pie. Jessica: At least I've set foot in a school, you dumb bastard! Nash: You're both acting like children! Knock it off! Jessica: Hmph! Kyle: Eh heh heh heh heh... Nash: See what's happening? A desert of death is spreading below us. Mia: The Fortress of Althena appears to be sucking the very life from the ground. [pause] If this continues, our whole world will soon be as desolate as the Frontier. Kyle: I don't think Ghaleon will stop at desolation. He wants total destruction. Alex: I'll never let that happen! Royce in battle --------------- Royce: I've saved this just for you! (all spells) Nall makes a motivational speech -------------------------------- Nall: Mia, Kyle, Nash, Jessica, and Alex. You mustn't allow yourself to bend to the despair whispered from the darkness. Remember what you have learned thus far. Dragonmaster Dyne lived his life knowing, that if you follow your heart with pure intent, the way will always open before you. You must overcome this despair, and prove this true once more. Xenobia in battle ----------------- Xenobia: Your time has run out. (all spells) Ghaleon and Althena speak ------------------------- Ghaleon: Hnnh. At last the hour is at hand, to correct the error of Althena, from fifteen years ago. Althena: I shall do everything within my power to assist you, my lord. Behold. [A long stretch of written dialogue follows.] Ghaleon Descends ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ghaleon: [He laughs.] What utter nonsense. Perhaps you should demonstrate the power that gives you such confidence. Then we will see who is fit to be supreme ruler, and who... IS DEAD! Alex: Those that underestimate the power of the human spirit are destined to fail. And that means you, Ghaleon! Ghaleon in battle (again again) ------------------------------- Ghaleon: Time to die. (all attacks, including physical) After the battle ---------------- Ghaleon: [He coughs] How can this be? My future, my... destiny... was securely in my... grasp! [coughs] I had... only to... claim it, and now... I am disgraced, yet again. [He coughs, and sighs, and falls.] Ghaleon's final words --------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ghaleon: [He laughs] Behold the ruler you... must serve. Oh yes! [He coughs] You got... what you wanted, [laughs] but not... in the way you imagined. Kneel before the... Black Goddess of Lunar, dragon... boy! Kneel... and submit to her... dark desires. For though I shall... perish, I go knowing that I succeeded in tearing you one true love from you... eternally, and blackened this... pathetic world... for ever! [He laughs, and coughs, and laughs and coughs, and dies.] Warm Embrace ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alex: Luna. [Long silence as they look at eachother.] Alex: I'm here. Luna: I knew you would never abandon me to evil, Alex. Alex: Yes. Now we can finally go back to Burg together. Luna: Though Ghaleon has perished, the Fortress of Althena continues to bleed life from the world of Lunar. If it does not cease, all Lunar will become as lifeless as the Frontier. But if I leave the fortress, this stored magic will be released too rapidly, and it may end up destroying the entire world of Lunar. I'm a prisoner, Alex. Alex: No! [A tear runs down her cheek.] Luna: I'm sorry, Alex. I must stay here... for Lunar! Alex: I won't give you up! You mustn't give up either. Regardless of how hopeless things seem, there has to be a way. [They look at eachother in silence.] Alex: You must believe in the power that resides within each of us, Luna. I believe each of us is entrusted with a future to realize, and this is NOT our future! [Silence, and a cut to images of Dyne and Althena.] Alex: Luna, if we work together, I'm certain we'll find a way, just like Dyne did, remember? [He walks towards the light.] Luna: Alex, you mustn't try it! It's too dangerous! [He steps into the light.] Alex: Luna... Luna: Alex, no! [He moans and pants as the Dragon accoutrements disappear.] Luna: Alex... [He stretches out his hand to her.] Alex: We will always be together. In the past, the present, and the future as well. It's destiny. [She takes his hand, smiles, and eventually hugs him.] Luna: Oh Alex! Alex... Escaping from the fortress -------------------------- Nall: Alex, I believe in you. I believe you can save Luna without destroying this world. You mustn't fail. I'd be lost without you. The Green Earth ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [They watch as the fortress crashes into the water and explodes.] Jessica: Oh, Alex. Luna. [The fortress continues to explode for a while, and then disappears with some glimmering in the air. Jessica buries her face against Kyle's chest and sobs.] Kyle: *sigh* Alex... dumb kid. Why'd you take the risk? Mia: Alex and Luna sacrificed their lives to save this world from destruction. [Nall starts crying.] Nall: Oh, Alex! And Luna! They're gone forever! [Jessica and Nall keep sobbing until a light appears over the water.] Kyle: Huh? [Vegetation and water spreads rapidly from the light across the land.] Kyle: *gasp* Look at the ground. It's alive again! [The sky turns blue again, and Alex and Luna appear from thin air. There is general gasping.] Nash: Whoa. Nall: *gasp* Alex! Luna! [He laughs] You're alright! [Alex and Luna land, and the others look on with dumbfounded smiles.] Alex: We did it. It's over. Jessica: We were so worried about you. Oh, Luna. Luna: Oh, Jessica! I'm just... so happy to see you all! [They all laugh.] Kyle: Well done, Alex. Well done. Copyrights and the like ----------------------- The majority of the contents of this document, being the transcript of a copyrighted work, is copyrighted to the holders of the intellectual property rights to the game in question (see the game for details). To the extent that I have any meaningful intellectual property rights to what remains, I grant universal permission to use, copy, publish, adapt, etc.