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VANDAL HEARTS SCRIPT
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======= CONTENTS ======================================================

	Act I: A Premonition of War
	Act II: Island of Madness
	Act III: Escape to Tomorrow
	Act IV: The Successor
	Act V: The Legacy
	Act VI: A Fool's Epitaph
	Extras: villagers, dojo, death quotes, errors

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Sostegaria...

For over a millennium the fertile lands in the heart of this vast
continent were ruled by the Holy Ashah Dynasty, descendants of Toroah
the Messiah.

However, it is man's doom to forget... Amidst all the wealth and exotic
pleasures, the nobility lost their way and sank into corruption and
depravity, forgetting even the holy teaching of Toroah.

It was in these days of unrest that the citizens, struggling under an
oppressive regime, rose up and - under the leadership of Arris the Sage
- took up arms against the Kingdom. That was the first outbreak of
violence in what would later be known simply as "The Revolution". The
Royal Army's counterattack was swift and fierce, but time and time
again they were put to flight by the cunning strategies of Arris and
the indomitable will of the advancing Liberation Army.

Victory in hand, the rebels set up a Council and worked to establish
the continent's first democracy. And so, the republic of "Ishtaria"
was born.

However, Arris the Sage, whom all hoped would lead the country,
mysteriously vanished and has not been seen again to this day.

Now, 15 years later, the shadow of war once again threatens Ishtaria...

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	1254 at
	Gillbaris Island
	"Castle Ruins"

(We see three soldiers enter a large temple of some sort. One of them
is unmasked. They examine the temple.)

Soldier:
	What is this place?

(A fourth soldier enters. He is also unmasked and wears a long, red
cloak. He looks very important. He speaks...)

Magnus:
	Ah... A hidden room.

(Magnus, the cloaked soldier, walks forward.)

Magnus:
	Hmm?... What's that?

(The camera swivels round and we see a raised platform with an ornament
of some sort on it. There is a red orb in the ornament. Magnus steps
up to it and the other soldiers follow him.)

Magnus:
	Oh... That sparkle...
	This must be it!...

(Magnus reaches out and touches the orb and rays of energy blast out of
it suddenly.)

Magnus:
	Th... These rays...
	What's happening?

(The orb glows white and the soldiers are blinded by the bright light.)

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ACT I: A PREMONITION OF WAR

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(Complete blackness. We can hear the sound of running water, and birds
are singing.)

	...Ash...
	...Ash!!...

(The blackness fades into a grassy area with hills and trees. Three men
in long brown robes are standing side-by-side with some sort of cargo.)

Merchant:
	Ash!...

Man called Ash:
	Huh... Oh sorry...
	I was just thinking...

Merchant:
	Well you better get up.
	We've got some trouble.

Other merchant:
	We're surrounded!

(The camera zooms out to show a large gang of thieves emerging from the
hills and trees. It zooms back in on an archer.)

Thief:
	He he... You're trapped.
	Don't you know that this
	valley belongs to the
	"Fangs of Umbaba"?

Other thief:
	They're just some dumb
	wandering peddlers...
	Ignorance is the root of
	misfortune, as they say.

Thief:
	If ya wanna live, hand
	over everything ya got!
	Although, we'll probably
	kill you anyway!
	...Right boss?

(The camera pans across to a large man with a big sword.)

Zoot:
	Wa ha ha ha...
	Ya got that right!

(The camera pans back to the three merchants.)

Man called Ash:
	....................

Thief:
	Hee hee hee
	Too scared to talk baby?

(The archer runs up to Ash, but the merchant pulls a sword from his
robes and slices at the thief, killing him instantly.)

Zoot:
	What the...!

Merchant:
	Ha! Where's that
	stupid laugh now?!

Other merchant:
	Now you're the ones
	who are trapped!

Zoot:
	Who the hell
	are you guys?

(Ash quickly removes his cloak to reveal a man in shining armor with a
sharp sword and a solid shield.)

Ash:
	Ash Lambert. 3rd Platoon,
	Ishtarian Security Forces.

(The first merchant removes his robes. He is a grinning soldier with a
red bandanna and a bow and arrow.)

Diego:
	Diego Renault.
	From the same.

(The third merchant removes his robes. He looks similar to Ash only
with a larger sword. His hair is tied back into a small ponytail and he
has short stubble on his face.)

Clint:
	Clint Picard. Likewise.

Zoot:
	Ash?!?...
	Ash of the Black Wind?!

Ash:
	Surrender quietly and
	we'll grant you quarter!

Zoot:
	Against only three?...
	Kill them now!

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** BATTLE AGAINST THIEVES **

VICTORY = Defeat of Zoot Gach
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

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* VICTORY *

Zoot:
	Argh... Don't kill me!
	I'm pleading with you!

(The screen fades to black and then back in again. Zoot has been tied
up by Ash, Diego and Clint.)

Diego:
	That should teach
	you guys a... huh?
	It's you! I knew I'd
	seen you before...
	Zoot Gach!

Ash:
	What?!
	The same Zoot Gach that
	we threw in jail just 2
	months ago?

Diego:
	Yup. Same bonehead grin.
	Don't ya recognize him?

Zoot:
	The pleasure's all mine.

Diego:
	Wait a minute...
	Only 2 months and he's
	already out?! He must
	have busted out!

Ash:
	True, but I don't think
	for a minute that this
	loser would be able
	to break himself out
	of prison.

Zoot:
	Staves and stones
	may crack yer bones...
	But it don't bother me
	cause my friends won't
	forget about me!

Diego:
	What does that mean?!
	Answer me!

Zoot:
	Oh nothing...
	I'm just mumbling.

Clint:
	Ah... I think I get it.

Ash:
	....................

Clint:
	Bandits have shut off all
	trade in this valley.
	Whoever freed him is
	probably reaping huge
	blackmarket profits...
	A crooked politician or
	merchant pulled strings.
	So what else is new?

Diego:
	That burns me up!
	Should I put an arrow in
	him right now, Ash?

Zoot:
	No... Stop!...

Ash:
	Hold it Diego. Killing
	this flea is no answer...
	Our job is finished.
	Let's go back to
	Shumeria!

======= CAPITAL SHUMERIA ==============================================

Ash:
	First let's go to HQ
	and give our report.

(Ash and his companions MOVE to Security Force HQ. We see a room with a
desk. The three men are with another older man.)

Ash:
	...And that concludes
	my report.

Clive:
	I see... Well done.
	Let's take a good look
	into the background of
	this... Zoot Gach.

Ash:
	I agree.

Diego:
	As always. The big guy
	gets away, the truth gets
	swept under the carpet,
	and only the small
	guy gets screwed!

Clint:
	Hey! You're outta line!

Clive:
	Hmm...
	You're right. There are
	lots of things wrong with
	this government...
	Corrupt politicians,
	oppressive taxes and
	not enough police.
	The rich are getting
	richer and the poor
	are getting poorer.
	But no matter how filthy
	things get, as long as we
	remember who we are...
	We, the people, have the
	freedom to change things
	for the better.
	And it's that freedom
	that so many people died
	for 15 years ago!

Ash:
	I understand...

Diego:
	I had no right to mouth
	off like that. I'm sorry.

Clive:
	No... It's all right.
	In any case, you all did
	a fine job. Why don't
	you relax a little.

(It fades back to the town square again.)

Diego:
	Now how about we head to
	the tavern for a drink?

======= CAPITAL SHUMERIA TAVERN =======================================

(Ash and the others go to the tavern and talk to the people there. If
you try to leave the bar, a man enters.)

Man:
	H.. Help... Somebody...
	...Riot...

Ash:
	What?!

Clint:
	Calm down and tell us
	what happened.

Man:
	A riot has broken out
	in the Dover District!

Diego:
	Dover District... AKA the
	Royal Ghetto.
	But they hate bloodshed.
	They're always the first
	to negotiate.

Man:
	That's the terrible part!
	The army decided
	that the Royalists were
	behind the assassination
	of Smetana, and they
	came to take Count
	Claymore away.
	Things got tense. The
	young nobles gathered
	around the soldiers...
	Then there was some
	shoving and someone
	drew a sword...

Clint:
	What kind of fool...

Ash:
	Let's get over there
	right away.

======= DOVER DISTRICT ================================================

(The three soldiers stand in an old street in the rain. A man is ahead
with his back to them. He is wearing large crimson armor and has a very
large sword in its sheath.)

Ash:
	These are the
	advance troops?

(The camera pans across the city. Crimson-coloured knights are duelling
with rioters in light clothing.)

Crimon Soldier:
	Hayahhh!

Rioter:
	Waaaa!

(The soldiers kills the rioter.)

Crimson Soldier:
	Kiiiiyaaaaaaa!

Rioter:
	Unnnnnh!

(The soldier kills the rioter.)

Rioter:
	We... We surrender!

Crimson Soldier:
	Surrender to death!

Rioter:
	Aaaaaahhhhhh!

(The soldier kills the rioter.)

Diego:
	Barbarians!

Clint:
	Crimson Guard. Special
	anti-terrorist forces...
	An elite fighting force
	formed by the well known
	right winger, Hel Spites.
	They're famous for being
	ruthless with terrorists,
	but this is too much!

Kane: (the man in the crimson suit)
	Troops... Assemble!

(The camera swivels round to show the crimson soldiers forming a small
unit in front of Kane, and he turns to face Ash.)

Kane:
	Well if it isn't the
	Security Forces!
	What are you doing
	poking your little noses
	around here?

Ash:
	..........

Kane:
	I know you...
	You're Ash Lambert.
	The son of a traitor
	becoming a platoon
	leader. What a joke!

Diego:
	What did you say!

Clint:
	You scum!

Ash:
	Stop it both of you!

Diego:
	But Ash...

Ash:
	Let him talk.

Kane:
	Always trying to sound
	like a saint, aren't you?
	As you can see, we've
	cleared the area of
	enemies.
	Some are still holed
	up in that church, but we
	have business elsewhere.
	As long as you're here,
	you can take care of
	those left in the church.
	Make sure you do
	a good job now!

(Kane leads the crimson soldiers away and they watch him leave.)

Diego:
	That lousy creep!

Clint:
	Yes, but what are we
	going to do, Ash?

Ash:
	Let's go and see if they
	will surrender.
	It looks like there are
	no enemies around, but
	don't relax your guard.

(The camera rotates and zooms out to show the town, when some War
Ghosts and Hunter Imps appear. It zooms back to show the soldiers.)

Diego:
	Where did these monsters
	come from?!

Ash:
	They've been summoned by
	a powerful mage!

Clint:
	We're gonna have to cut
	through them!

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** BATTLE IN THE DOVER DISTRICT **

VICTORY = Arrival at church
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

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* AFTER 1 ROUND *

Diego:
	This is a pretty filthy
	place for nobles to live!

Ash:
	After the war, their
	estates were confiscated
	and a special tax was
	levied on them. They
	can't even vote.

Clint:
	Just as the Ashah
	Dynasty did, we are
	oppressing them just
	for being who they are.
	Politicians always make
	the weak in society pay
	for others' mistakes.

Diego:
	That would make anyone
	want to fight back!

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* AFTER 2 ROUNDS *

Ash:
	We have to release
	that drawbridge!
	If we 'examine'
	the switch, it should
	release it!

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* VICTORY *

(Ash, Clint and Diego enter the church where they find a small group of
rioters with weapons.)

Ash:
	You're surrounded.
	Drop your weapons.
	We don't want any more
	needless bloodshed.

(A smartly-dressed man walks towards Ash from the altar. He has a stick
in one hand. It is Count Claymore.)

Count Claymore:
	You mean that,
	don't you?

Ash:
	Of course I do.

Young man:
	Don't listen Count! He's
	a blood drinking devil!

Count Claymore:
	But if we continue,
	everyone will die.

Other young man:
	Excuse me, Count...
	But how can you trust
	these soldiers that just
	slaughtered us?

Count Claymore:
	Peace needs to begin
	somewhere.
	Also, this man seems
	different than those
	crimson murderers.
	I'll give him a chance.

(Count Claymore steps forward.)

Count Claymore:
	We surrender.

(The men all drop their weapons and step back a bit cautiously.)

Ash:
	I'm Ash Lambert.
	Ishtarian Security Force.
	Thank you for your
	quick compliance.

Count Claymore:
	My name is Roland
	Claymore. This riot is
	my responsibility.
	Please do not blame
	anyone else.

Ash:
	We have laws here. It's
	not for me to decide...
	But I will report
	that you offered us
	no resistance.

Kane:
	That's enough!
	Stop right there!

(They all turn to see Kane and the Crimson Soldiers enter the church,
and they close the doors behind them.)

Ash:
	The Crimson Guards
	have come back.

Kane:
	Nice job for a bunch of
	weaklings like you!
	But we'll assume control
	from this point on!
	Or maybe this son of a
	traitor wants to take
	credit for this?

Ash:
	I want no credit.
	Do as you like.

(The Crimson Guards march forward and Clint and Diego move aside. Kane
stops when he reaches Ash, waits a while, then Ash also steps aside.)

Kane:
	Thank you, I will...
	Which one is Claymore?

Count Claymore:
	I am...

Kane:
	Good. Come over here.

(Claymore walks over and stands next to Kane.)

Kane:
	I have no need for the
	others. Kill them!

(The Crimson Soldiers advance and the rioters try to run away. Diego
steps forward in horror and we hear swords slicing flesh as blood
sprays up from off-screen.)

Count Claymore:
	What have you done?!

(Claymore walks forward and falls to his knees. The camera pans across
to show the corpses of the rioters, then pans back to show Ash and his
companions.)

Diego:
	Murderer...

Clint:
	I won't forget this!

Ash:
	Kane you bastard!!!!

Kane:
	So the traitor finally
	shows his colors?
	Good! I've wanted to
	cross swords with you for
	a long time!

(Kane draws his mighty blade, but the church doors swing open and Clive
rushes in. He stands between them.)

Clive:
	Stop it you two!

Ash:
	Commander Beckett!

Clive:
	Stop! You're both sworn
	to defend this country!

Kane:
	Leave us be old man!

Clive:
	You had best watch that
	mouth of yours, Kane!
	The Crimson Guard is
	already in enough trouble
	with the council.
	More trouble and even
	your dad, Hel Spites
	won't be able to help.

Kane:
	Save your hollow threats
	for someone else...
	But I will be a big man
	and forget your rude
	words to me today.
	However, I'm taking this
	old blueblood with me!

(Kane leads the Crimson Guards out of the church, taking Claymore with
them. They close the doors behind them.)

Ash:
	Damn him...

Clive:
	Thanks for staying cool,
	Ash. It will be fine...

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	The next day...

(We see Clive and another man standing in his office. The other man has
long black hair and large metal shoulder pads. He is wearing an ornate
royal-looking cloak.)

Ash:
	Excuse me sir.

(Ash enters the room and the other man steps forward.

	Oh! You must be Ash!

Clive:
	Ash, this is
	Dolf Crowley,
	a representative from
	the Young Revolutionary
	Party.

Ash:
	Nice to meet you.

Clive:
	Dolf has been sent out
	as a mediator to deal
	with yesterday's
	incident.

Ash:
	Hmm..............

Dolf:
	I understand exactly how
	you feel Ash.
	The Crimson Guards were
	completely at fault in
	yesterday's massacre.
	Normally there would be
	need for a mediator in a
	case like this, but there
	are a few complications.
	As you know, the Crimson
	Guards are the pet
	project of Hel Spites,
	the Minister of Defense.
	Hel's tactics may be
	questionable, but his
	power and influence
	in the council are not.
	I personally think that
	he is a dangerous man
	who needs to be watched.

Ash:
	....................

Dolf:
	Two council members are
	competing to become head.
	Hel Spites and Renaldo
	Castille, who is as you
	know the head of the
	Domestic Security
	Forces, your boss. See
	the pattern?

Ash:
	You're saying it's more
	than just a personal
	grudge between us and
	the Crimson Guard.
	Do you think it could
	escalate into a
	confrontation between
	the DSF and the army?!

Dolf:
	Well... Let's not be
	overly pessimistic.
	But we need to act
	swiftly to avoid
	future trouble.

Ash:
	...So what do you
	want us to do?

Dolf:
	As punishment we'll send
	you on leave away from
	your policing duties here
	in the capital. But
	that's just to establish
	your cover! The truth is
	that I have a top secret
	assignment for you...

(The screen fades to black and fades back into a conference room. Ash,
Diego, Clint and Clive are gathered around a large table.)

Diego:
	So what is this top
	secret mission?

Ash:
	Do you know who General
	Magnus Dunbar is?

Diego:
	Of course. The greatest
	hero of our country! Why?

Clint:
	He's also 2nd in line
	behind Hel in the
	Defense Ministry.

Ash:
	Well 3 months ago he
	went to Gillbaris Island
	with a squad of hand
	picked soldiers and he
	hasn't been seen since.

Clint:
	Gillbaris Island? In
	the Gadar Sea? Why?

Ash:
	I don't know. But I've
	heard rumors that he was
	acting on secret orders
	from Hel who was
	planning a coup d'etat.

Clint:
	That guy is out
	of control.

Diego:
	And he wants us to
	investigate that, huh...

Clint:
	But Magnus is known for
	his sense of justice.
	I don't think he would
	just blindly follow Hel
	Spites' orders...

Clive:
	This secret assignment
	makes me uneasy...
	I'm still not personally
	sure how much we can
	believe this Dolf.
	It may be a wise
	idea not to accept
	this assignment...

Ash:
	No. I'm going to go.
	If we stay here we may
	cause trouble for you.
	You've been a good
	friend to me.

Clive:
	Ash, that's not why I
	had you assigned here!

Ash:
	Of course I know that.
	But whatever Dolf's
	reasons may be, we can't
	ignore what happened
	to General Magnus.

Clint:
	That's true.

Diego:
	I wanted to take a
	vacation anyway.

Clive:
	I understand...
	But this is a dangerous
	assignment. I want you
	to be careful every step
	of the way.

======= PALACE RUINS ==================================================

(After leaving Shumeria and travelling to the palace ruins, we see the
gang amongst old-looking columns and structures.)

Ash:
	This was the palace
	of the Ashah Dynasty.

Clint:
	15 years ago Arris' army
	arrived here.
	This magnificent palace
	was burned to the ground.
	Even now, when it grows
	dark, the spirits of the
	dead haunt this place.

Diego:
	Hey cut it out! You're
	giving me the creeps!

Mysterious voice:
	Go back where
	you came from!

Diego:
	Eeeeeeek!

Mysterious voice:
	A curse will befall all
	who enter here!

Ash:
	Don't be silly. Nothing
	to be afraid of.

Mysterious voice:
	Fools! Die then
	if you wish!

(The camera zooms out to show many Clay Golems teleporting down into
the ruins.)

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** BATTLE IN THE PALACE RUINS **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

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* VICTORY *

(A small girl with blonde hair emerges from behind a column. She is
wearing red robes and has a staff of some sort in her hand.)

Girl:
	My clay golems!...

(She runs over to where the three soldiers are standing.)

Ash:
	That doesn't sound like
	the same voice!

Clint:
	So this is the one who
	created the golems...

Diego:
	That was a pretty
	vicious thing to do!

Girl:
	You're the vicious ones!
	Trying to make my
	daddy into a traitor!...

Ash:
	Daddy?...
	Who are you?...

Girl:
	Eleni Dunbar, daughter
	of Magnus Dunbar.

Ash:
	General Dunbar!?!
	But it seems that
	you're misinformed.
	We're just trying to...

Huxley:
	Miss Eleni!

(The camera rotates to show an old man shuffle across the stone bridge.
He is wearing white robes and has a long, grey beard. He is also
carrying a staff.)

Eleni:
	Huxley!... I told you
	not to follow me!

Huxley:
	But Miss Eleni...
	Oh... Some gentlemen from
	the DSF, I hope she didn't
	bother you...

Diego:
	'Bother'! She tried to
	kill us!!

(Huxley bows down to Ash and the others.)

Huxley:
	A thousand humble
	pardons, my lords...
	I am Miss Eleni's tutor,
	Huxley Hobbes.
	It seems as if the young
	miss has heard some
	foolish rumors...

Eleni:
	It isn't a foolish rumor!

(Ash walks over to Eleni.)

Ash:
	Please just listen to
	our side of the story...
	Some say that Magnus was
	planning a coup, but we
	never believed it!

Eleni:
	So you think something
	happened to him?

Ash:
	That's what we came to
	this island to find out.

Eleni:
	I believe you. Let's
	get started!

Huxley:
	Absolutely not! I won't
	allow it, Miss!

Eleni:
	It's my decision! And
	stop calling me 'Miss'!
	Please Ash, I want to
	help my father!
	Let me come with you!

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* QUESTION *
>	1. OK. Let's go!
>	2. No you're too young!

* ANSWER *
>	1. OK. Let's go!

Ash:
	OK. Let's go!
	But you better be
	able to take care
	of yourself!

Eleni:
	Thanks Ash!

Diego:
	Geez, Ash.
	I can't believe you!

* ANSWER *
>	2. No you're too young!

Ash:
	No you're too young!
	This is no picnic!

Eleni:
	Fine. I'll just go to
	Gillbaris Island myself.

Diego:
	I guess we have to take
	her now, Ash...

Ash:
	....................

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Huxley:
	What?!!!!.....
	In that case, I shall be
	forced to go as well.
	Although I appear frail,
	I am a master of healing.
	You will need my help!

	Eleni joined your party.

	Huxley joined your party.

Diego:
	Even the old guy is
	gonna come with us?!
	Oh man!

=======================================================================

(The screen fades into a dark prison somewhere. Count Claymore has been
chained to a post and Kane is standing in front of him. Lurking by the
door is a man in grand robes and armor, his grey hair elegantly combed
back across his head.)

Kane:
	C'mon old man,
	tell us what you know!

(Kane steps forward and hits Claymore in the face.)

Count Claymore:
	Oooof.
	I... know... nothing...

Hel:
	Don't lie, Count.
	As the highest ranking
	nobleman,
	you must know!

Count Claymore:
	...............

Kane:
	Fool! My father heard
	you! How about that?!

(Kane hits Claymore across the face again.)

Voice:
	Hey it's not nice to
	mistreat old people.

(The camera pans back to the entrance and the gates roll down. Dolf
walks in and stands beside Hel Spites.)

Hel:
	Oh, it's you.

Dolf:
	Don't kill the
	old fool... yet.
	There is still valuable
	information that we
	require.

Kane:
	I like you. You're
	almost as evil as I.
	Would you like to take
	a crack at breaking this
	old man?

Hel:
	Enough, Kane!
	So... Dolf... How
	goes our little plan?

Dolf:
	Everything is going as
	scheduled...
	Just to be sure, one of
	my people has even
	infiltrated their group.

Hel:
	Good...
	Now we just have to wait
	for them to arrive at
	Gillbaris Island.

Count Claymore:
	Gillbaris Island!
	No... You mustn't!

Dolf:
	Ho ho. I knew you
	knew something.

Count Claymore:
	Ooops...

Kane:
	Now you can tell me
	everything you know...

======= RHINE BRIDGE ==================================================

(The group has assembled on a large wooden bridge held up by thick
cables. Beneath them is a fast-flowing river.)

Huxley:
	These kinds of bridges
	just aren't safe.

Diego:
	C'mon!
	I'm going anyway!

Clint:
	I'm not so sure
	about that...

(The camera pans across to the other end of the bridge where there is a
large gang of thieves. They look similar to Zoot's gang, only with a
darker shade of green on their clothing.)

Thief:
	Huh?
	Those aren't merchants.

Other thief:
	Don't bother me none!
	We can always sell their
	stuff for money after
	we kill 'em.

Diego:
	Oboy...
	Where did these guys
	come from all of a
	sudden?

Ash:
	Don't worry.
	Piece of cake!

Thief:
	Hey it looks like these
	guys are game!

Other thief:
	Don't worry. We won't
	even bloody our hands!

Clint:
	Look out! I smell
	gunpowder!

(The camera zooms out and the part of the bridge behind the group
explodes, leaving a wide gap back to the land. The cables still hold
the rest of the bridge in place.)

Thief:
	Huh? I missed.
	Well that's okay.
	This bridge will
	collapse soon anyway.
	They're headed for the
	bottom of the river.

Huxley:
	This is not good.

Ash:
	Let's cross this bridge
	before it collapses!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE ON THE RHINE BRIDGE **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* EVERY TURN *

(A piece of the bridge will explode every turn. Any units, allies or
enemies, are killed if they are standing on the part of the bridge as
it explodes.)

* AFTER 1 ROUND *

Diego:
	Eleni, why don't you whip
	out some golems now?

Eleni:
	Don't you remember? You
	destroyed them all!
	Do you know how long it
	took me to make those
	golems?
	One year to form them
	from the mud and two
	years to give them life!

Diego:
	Okay okay, I got it...
	Next time you should
	make them a little
	more durable!

Eleni:
	Hmph!

* AFTER 2 ROUNDS *

(An female archer dressed in pink garments appears on the other side of
the bridge.)

Female warrior:
	Looks like you guys
	could use some help!

Ash:
	Who are you?

Female warrior:
	My name's Kira Wulfstan.
	Let's fight together.

* WHEN KIRA ATTACKS *

Kira:
	Suck on this, brigand!

Ash:
	What a fighter!

* VICTORY *

(Having killed all of the thieves, the group assemble on the safety of
the land the other side of the bridge.)

Ash:
	I'm Ash Lambert...
	Thanks for helping us.

Kira:
	I'm Kira. A mercenary.

Diego:
	A fierce warrior and a
	beauty as well.
	I think I'm in love...

Clint:
	That's rude Diego.

Kira:
	That's okay. Want to
	hire me as a bodyguard?
	It looks like you only
	have this one cute guy as
	your basic archer class.
	I'll bet you could use
	another archer in your
	party. How about it?

Diego:
	He he. She called me
	cute!
	You're a fine archer!
	We welcome you to
	our party, right Ash?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

* QUESTION *
>	1. Of course we do.
>	2. But...

* ANSWER *
>	1. Of course we do.

Ash:
	Of course we do. You'll
	be a great help.

Diego:
	Now things are getting
	interesting!

* ANSWER *
>	2. But...

Ash:
	But this is a top
	secret mission!

Diego:
	So what?! What about
	Eleni and the old man?

Ash:
	Okay... That's a good
	point. She can come.

Diego:
	Yahoo!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Clint:
	Are you sure, Ash?
	We shouldn't involve
	some woman who we
	hardly know.

Kira:
	Oh yeah? Well I bet I'm
	a match for even you!

Clint:
	It's not your strength
	that I'm questioning...

Diego:
	You sound like a grumpy
	old man, Clint!

Clint:
	...............

Ash:
	The sun will set soon...
	Let's make camp.

=======================================================================

(Night-time, Ash is standing beside the river playing a soothing melody
on a small instrument (I think it's an ocarina). Eleni slowly wanders
down and waits nearby for him to finish playing.)

Eleni:
	That's beautiful...

Ash:
	Oh... It's you.
	Couldn't sleep?

Eleni:
	I want to apologize for
	forcing you to take me.

Ash:
	Well I understand you're
	worried about your dad.
	But you should know that
	it's possible that your
	dad really is a traitor.
	It's also possible that
	he has reasons that
	neither of us know about.
	I want you to be ready
	to judge for yourself
	when the time comes.

Eleni:
	...I know what you're
	trying to say
	but I trust my
	father completely!

Ash:
	...............

(There is a long pause as Ash and Eleni both watch the river flow by.)

Eleni:
	The truth is...
	I'm adopted.
	15 years ago, Magnus
	found me. My parents had
	been killed in the war
	and I couldn't remember
	who I was or what my
	name was.
	But Magnus loved me as
	if I was his own flesh and
	blood.
	That's why I'll always
	trust my father even if
	no one else does.

Ash:
	That's beautiful. I'm
	jealous of you...

Eleni:
	You don't trust your
	father?

Ash:
	He died during
	the Revolution.

Eleni:
	I'm so sorry!

Ash:
	No. Don't be sorry.
	He doesn't deserve it.
	My father was a soldier
	in the Liberation Army,
	but he switched sides and
	died a traitor's death.
	My mother and I faced
	constant humiliation...
	After mother died I fell
	apart and only Commander
	Beckett trusted me.
	He saved me from
	myself...

Eleni:
	Mr. Lambard...

Ash:
	Anyway, I didn't mean to
	bore you with that...
	Please call me Ash.
	Okay Eleni?

Eleni:
	Sure... Ash and you can
	call me Eleni.
	Sweet dreams, Ash.

Ash:
	Goodnight, Eleni...

(Ash watches as Eleni walks back to where she came from. He folds his
arms and closes his eyes.)

======= PORT CITY MINATO ==============================================

Ash:
	We need to find a ship
	to take us to Gillbaris
	Island. Let's go to the
	tavern and ask around.

Clint:
	Hmm... It's strange.
	Last time I was here,
	this was a lively and
	bustling port city...

======= PORT CITY MINATO TAVERN =======================================

(Ash and the others go to the tavern and talk to the people there. If
you try to leave the bar, the bartender stops you.)

Bartender:
	Wait a minute! There
	is one chance...
	Nah... Forget it!
	He'd never do it!

Ash:
	Tell me! What?

Bartender:
	Well his name is
	Grog Drinkwater...
	He was a great sailor
	once, but his younger
	brother was killed by
	Hassan the Pirate and
	he hasn't been the
	same since...

Ash:
	Let's go have a talk
	with this fellow Grog...

======= GROG'S HOUSE ==================================================

(A small house with bottles of drink all over the place. A man is
sitting on the rug in the middle of the room, gulping down drink from
a bottle, which is supposedly alcohol. There is a knock at the door,
but the man ignores it.)

Ash:
	Excuse me?...

(There are three more knocks on the door, and the man doesn't even look
away from his drink.)

Ash:
	Anybody home?...

(Three more knocks and still no response.)

Ash:
	I'm coming in.

(The door opens and Ash, Diego and Clint all walk inside. Still, the
man continues to drink, apparently oblivious to the world around him.)

Diego:
	Man, this place
	stinks of wine!

Grog:
	You bust into my place
	and then mouth off?!

Ash:
	Sorry, we knocked
	but no one answered.

Grog:
	Stupid punks!!!
	I didn't answer cause
	I didn't wanna be
	bothered!

Clint:
	Well we're here anyway.
	We want to hire you and
	your ship to take us to
	Gillbaris Island.
	Of course we will
	pay you handsomely.

Grog:
	Gillbaris Island?!...
	Even you strangers must
	have heard the rumors of
	Hassan the Pirate!
	If ya don't wanna die,
	you'll forget about
	goin' there!

Ash:
	We're not leaving until
	you agree to take us...

(The screen fades to black, then fades back in again. The room has got
darker. They must have been waiting a long time...)

Grog:
	...C'mon already. We'd
	never make it there!

Ash:
	We can protect you
	from those sea dogs.

Grog:
	Okay. I'll make a deal
	with you.
	If you guys are strong
	enough to defeat the
	monster livin' in the
	sand dunes outside
	of town, I'll think
	about it.

Ash:
	Okay. It's a deal.

Diego:
	Ash, you don't even know
	what the heck it is!

(Ash and Clint ignore Diego and leave the house, and the archer quickly
hurries after them.)

Grog:
	Don't get your fool
	selves killed...

======= SAND DUNES OF SEA =============================================

(The group are standing on the sand fields, dead trees here and there.
It looks like a vast desert.)

Huxley:
	Oh this sand is killing
	my flat feet!

Eleni:
	I told you not to come
	along!

Kira:
	By the way, what kind
	of monster is it?

Clint:
	Huh? There's something
	moving under the sand!

(The camera rotates to show six clawed hands burrowing out of the sand.
In the middle of them, a large insectoid monster head emerges and the
sand raises to form a hill with the monster's head at the top.)

Huxley:
	Oh no! It's a bug!...
	I detest bugs!!!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE ON THE SAND DUNES OF SEA **

VICTORY = Defeat of monster
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* EVERY ROUND *

(Any arms which have been killed previously are resurrected in the
corners of the battlefield.)

* AFTER 1 ROUND *

Ash:
	We're gonna have to
	aim for its head!

* VICTORY *

(To the next scene...)

======= GROG'S HOUSE ==================================================

(Ash, Diego and Clint are back in Grog's house. This time the man seems
to have tidied up the place. He is no longer drinking and the bottles
have been cleared up. Also he is... STANDING!!)

Grog:
	I never thought you guys
	were really gonna do it.

Clint:
	So that means you'll
	take us now, right?

(Grog turns around and steps away, revealing a mighty sword and shield
on his back. The camera swivels round to show us his face.)

Grog:
	...............
	Let me sleep on it,
	okay?

Diego:
	Sleep on it?!
	You promised!

Ash:
	Hold on...

(There is a brief pause.)

Ash:
	We'll accept your answer
	tomorrow, but let me just
	say one thing...
	Whoever it is you've
	lost, drinking won't
	bring them back...
	Just remember that...

(Ash, Diego and Clint leave the house. Diego pauses for a moment to
look back at Grog, then follows the others. After the front door has
closed, Grog bows his head.)

Grog:
	...Little brother...
	I'm sorry...

=======================================================================

	The next day...

(The four men are back in Grog's house.)

Grog:
	All right.
	I'll take you!

Ash:
	Thanks a lot!

Grog:
	I thought about what you
	said and you were right.

	Grog joined your party.

Grog:
	The ships docked just
	outta town...

======= GADAR SEA =====================================================

(Out in the ocean with no land in sight, a large ship sails past and we
can see a number of menacing-looking pirates on board. It sails
alongside Grog's ship and two bridges extend from the side, joining the
two vessels.)

Grog:
	Ha! I knew he'd
	show up!

Ash:
	That's Hassan
	the Pirate?

(The camera swings round to focus on Hassan, a muscle-bound pirate with
a long ponytail, tanned skin and a gigantic axe in his hands.)

Hassan:
	Been too long since we
	seen some action!

Pirate:
	You're so famous that no
	ships even try to come
	through anymore.
	Look! This is no trader,
	but there's 2 women!

Hassan:
	Eh? Who's that?!

Grog:
	I've come to avenge
	my friends!

Hassan:
	You really want
	to fight me!?!

Pirate:
	Master? What's the
	problem?

Hassan:
	Ho... Ho... No problems...
	Let's fight then!
	You ran away while
	you're friends died					[sic]
	one by one!
	No drunken good for
	nothing has-been can
	fight me and live!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN THE GADAR SEA **

VICTORY = Defeat of Hassan
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

Hassan:
	Argh! Brother...

(The screen fades to black. When it fades back in, Hassan is laying on
the deck of his ship, wounded. The others are all around him and Grog
is kneeling beside him.)

Hassan:
	Oooof... Ss... Strong...
	Always stronger... me

Grog:
	Fool...
	You goddamn fool!

Diego:
	?!...
	What's going on here?

Clint:
	He said his brother was
	killed by pirates....
	But in reality
	Hassan was
	his brother?!

Hassan:
	Ever since we were kids,
	I was always trying to
	catch up to you... Always
	trying to be stronger,
	tougher than you...
	For a while I thought I
	had passed you, but I was
	just a filthy pirate...
	I'm sorry for what I did
	to your friends!... Ugh!

Grog:
	It's okay now...
	Try to relax!...

Hassan:
	I wish I could go back...
	Do it over again...
	I... just... got... tired
	of... chasing you...
	Good bye..........

(The group watches as Hassan's breathing lessens and he dies. Grog bows
his head and closes his eyes. The screen fades to black.)

(When it fades back in, Grog is standing at the back of his ship,
staring out into the ocean. Ash approaches him from behind.)

Ash:
	I'm sorry, Grog.
	I got you involved with
	no idea of what I was
	doing...

(Grog turns around, smiling.)

Grog:
	No... It was a good thing.
	Didn't you notice how
	peaceful his face
	looked in death?
	He wanted to die...
	by my hand. He was
	consumed by guilt!
	I knew how he felt, but
	I ran away from it. I'm
	glad he's finally free!

Ash:
	...............

Grog:
	Don't worry about it!
	You got yer own problems.
	Anyway, I want to come
	with ya. I have no life
	back there and I can
	see you'll need my
	help!

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT I: A PREMONITION OF WAR
			END

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

Gillbaris Island....

Over the centuries, this tiny island in the Gadar Sea has given rise to
numerous myths and legends. It is called the Island of Ancient
Mysteries and has been the subject of much speculation over the years.

It is the island of General Magnus' disappearance and it is here that
Ash and his companions now venture.

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT II: ISLAND OF MADNESS

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

(Fade in to show the group on the outskirts of a small town with tiny
huts and wooden fences.)

Grog:
	So here we are. The
	island's only city.

Kira:
	But there's something
	wrong with this place!

(The camera pans across the village. There are stone statues of weird
beasts here and there and the villagers are all facing the group. Their
skin is an unnatural green and their eyes are red. They are all holding
dangerous-looking sharp farming tools.)

Villager:
	Interlopers!

(Pans across to an old man, also green.)

Villagers:
	Interlopers are here!

(Pans across to a young woman.)

Villager:
	Kill the interlopers!

(Pans across to another woman.)

Villagers:
	Kill them!

(Pans across to a young man.)

Villager:
	Kill them all!

(The camera finally pans back to the group.)

Huxley:
	Not exactly what I'd
	call a warm reception...

Eleni:
	Oooh!...
	There's an evil and
	malicious force coming
	from those statues!

(The camera zooms across to one of the stone beasts and we hear an
eerie wailing noise, then pans back to the group.)

Clint:
	They're being controlled
	by those statues?!

Ash:
	Destroy the statues but
	spare the villagers!

Diego:
	Easy to say, but what
	if they attack us?

Clint:
	The blocks can be used
	to slow them down.
	Push the blocks to
	guide them and maybe we
	can avoid killing them.

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN YUZU VILLAGE **

VICTORY = Destruction of statues
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash and villagers

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

(The group are bunched up in the middle of the village and still the
zombie-like villagers are advancing upon them slowly.)

Diego:
	We destroyed the statues
	but they keep coming!

Eleni:
	Don't be so sure.
	Take a look!

(There is a bright white glow and when it fades, the villagers have
returned to normal, their skin regular colour and their eyes normal.)

Villager:
	Huh... Where are we...
	What's going on?...

Villager:
	It was like a
	horrible nightmare...

Villager:
	Yech! My mouth
	tastes terrible!

Ash:
	Ha ha! Well I'm glad
	you're better now.

(The screen fades to black and then back in to the interior of a
building, presumably in the village. The group are standing inside with
a few of the villagers.)

Mayor:
	Thank you for
	saving us!

Ash:
	What happened to
	you anyway?

Mayor:
	It all started 3
	months ago...
	It started when soldiers
	came from the mainland to
	do an investigation.

Clint:
	That must have
	been Magnus!

Mayor:
	Yes! That was his
	name, Magnus!

Diego:
	You said they came
	to investigate...?

Mayor:
	Yes. The ruins
	of a fortress...
	But we never
	go near it...

Ash:
	Why is that?

Mayor:
	There are many scary
	legends about the ruins
	Some say they can see
	flickering lights or
	hear strange wailing...
	When Magnus told us why
	he had come, we tried to
	convince him not to go.
	But he just laughed
	at all our warnings...
	A few weeks went by as
	usual, and then one
	night...

(The screen fades out and then in to show the same building. The mayor
is standing alone inside when a villager rushes in.)

Man:
	Mayor... Monsters...
	A whole bunch of 'em!!!

Mayor:
	What are you talking
	about?!

(The man runs to the back of the room as three creatures run inside.
They have pink and purple armor and strange white eyes. Each one is
carrying a curved knife in each hand.)

Man:
	Aaaaahhhhh!!!

Mayor:
	What in hell's
	name are you!

(Another creature enters the building. It looks exactly like General
Magnus only his armor is also pink and purple and his skin has turned
purple. His eyes are glowing white and his armor is shimmering in an
eerie way.)

Mayor:
	You... I know you!!!

(Beams of energy fly through the air around Magnus and three beams
which look like electricity fire from his hand into the mayor and the
villager. One is green, one blue and the other purple.)

Mayor:
	Uggghhhh!...

(The villagers' skin has turned green like when Ash and the others
first met them. The screen glows white. When it fades we are back in
the room with the group in the present again.)

Ash:
	And you don't remember
	anything after that...

Mayor:
	That's right...
	And yet I'm certain that
	it was Magnus that did
	this to us...

Clint:
	It seems hard to
	believe and yet...

Ash:
	We have to go to the
	ruins to check things out
	I know it's dangerous,
	but there's no
	other way!

(Fade out. Player is free to explore the village and leave the town
when they are ready.)

======= YGDRA CANYON===================================================

(There is a bridge with over a narrow but fast-flowing river. Three
people run up to the bridge and then back and forth as if in panic. One
of them is wearing silver knight armor, one is an archer and is wearing
a blue outfit, and the other one is female and wears long white robes.
The archer is the first to speak.)

Amon:
	It's no good!...
	We're finished!

Dolan:
	Don't give up!
	Over that bridge
	and we'll soon be
	in Yuzu Village.

Amon:
	But what if they've
	taken the village too?!

Sara:
	Enough, Amon! You're
	too pessimistic!

Dolan:
	Uh oh! They've
	caught us!

(Eight of the pink/purple creatures from the village and one dog appear
nearby.)

Dolan:
	I'll distract them while
	you two get away!

Sara:
	We won't leave
	you alone!

Amon:
	Look! Some strangers have arrived!

(The camera pans across to the other side of the river where Ash and
the others have arrived.)

Huxley:
	Those people are under
	attack by demons!

Ash:
	We're coming to save
	you! Hang on!

Dolan:
	We'll try!

	Dolan joined your party.

	Amon joined your party.

	Sara joined your party.

Diego:
	But how are we gonna
	get to the other side?

(The camera shows that the river near Dolan and the others is, in fact,
an aqueduct with a closing function. It is over another wider river.)

Kira:
	If we can shut off the
	flow of water in the
	aqueduct, we can cross.
	Look for a switch!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN YGDRA CANYON **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash or Dolan

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

(The group are standing by the aqueduct with their new-found
companions.)

Dolan:
	We owe you our lives...

Eleni:
	Captain Dolan!... You're
	Captain Dolan!

Dolan:
	Well if it isn't
	Miss Eleni!

Ash:
	You know each other?

Eleni:
	Yes. Captain Dolan is
	one of my father's men.

Clint:
	Tell us Captain, what
	were those monsters?

(Dolan and Sara look at each other, then Dolan and Amon.)

Dolan:
	Those are my men trans-
	formed into monsters.
	And they are being led
	by General Magnus.

Eleni:
	I don't believe you!
	You lie!

Dolan:
	I'm sorry Eleni,
	but it's the truth.

Ash:
	...Well anyway, this
	place isn't safe.
	Let's go back to
	Yuzu Village.

======= YUZU VILLAGE ==================================================

(The group are all inside the building in the village.)

Dolan:
	Let me try to explain
	the whole story.
	As you know, we came to
	investigate the ruins
	on this island.
	We were sent after stone
	tablets, indicating that
	these ruins are the site
	of Toroah's Ark, were
	discovered!

Diego:
	'Toroah's Ark'? From
	the Holy Tome?

Dolan:
	I know it's hard to
	believe, but this has
	tremendous political
	significance for the
	new government.

(Clint steps forward.)

Clint:
	Wait... I think
	I understand...
	The Ashah Dynasty claims
	to be descended from
	Toroah who used the Ark
	to survive the Great
	Calamity. Discovery of
	the Ark would provide
	evidence that Toroah is
	no legend. If the story
	of Toroah is real, then
	the Ashah Dynasty
	has a rightful claim
	to rule Ishtaria.

Dolan:
	That's correct.
	Furthermore, with all
	of the recent terrorist
	attacks, we thought that
	this kind of news might
	cause a mass riot.
	That's why we came
	to this island secretly.

Diego:
	I see why you came here.
	But where did those
	monsters come from?

(Dolan looks at Amon and Sara and they look back at him.)

Dolan:
	I'm not exactly
	sure myself.
	We were only away for a
	short time, but something
	happened. When we got
	back and saw how they
	had transformed, we
	tried to escape but they
	captured us. It wasn't
	until today that we
	managed to escape.

Ash:
	So there's no clues as
	to what happened?

Dolan:
	It's possible that Magnus
	had a secret mission.
	He did seem to be
	searching for something
	in particular...

(The screen fades out and the player is free to explore Yuzu. The
following occurs when you try to leave the village...)

Dolan:
	Wait a moment, Ash.
	If you're going to
	the ruins, I'd like
	to go with you.
	Unlike the villagers,
	the soldiers can't be
	cured. There's no other
	way, so I'll free them
	from their nightmare with
	my own blade.

Sara:
	I'm going too! If I
	don't, I'll regret if for
	the rest of my life.
	You're going too,
	right Amon?

Amon:
	We just escaped and you
	want to go back there?!

Sara:
	You're going to make
	me go alone?

Amon:
	OK I got it!
	I'll go too...

======= LORIS BEACH ===================================================

(The group are on some dead wastelands with bubbling purple pools all
around them.)

Sara:
	Enemies!
	Not too many, but...

(The camera pans around the battlefield showing various monsters ahead
of them all.)

Amon:
	Uh oh! There are
	more behind us!

Kira:
	I'll take care of the
	ones back here!

(Kira walks off behind the group to the monsters.)

Clint:
	Don't be a fool!

(Clint chases after her. After he passes a small hill, two zombie-
soldiers appear from behind it and then two golems teleport in.)

Dolan:
	Damn! There's
	still more!

Huxley:
	We're totally
	surrounded!

Ash:
	Stick together or we'll
	never get out of here!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE ON LORIS BEACH **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* AFTER 1 ROUND *

Ash:
	Look out for the
	poisonous areas!

* VICTORY *

(Ash, Diego, Huxley and Dolan are sitting around a camp fire at night.)

Ash:
	There's one thing I
	don't understand...
	How can these fortress
	ruins also be
	Toroah's Ark?

Dolan:
	I don't completely
	understand either, but
	the idea of an Ark
	may be the result of a
	bad translation from the
	ancient language of
	Dhuron.

Huxley:
	Hmmm. If there really
	was a 'Great Calamity' as
	is written, then the
	people would have been
	more likely to go
	inside a fortress
	rather than a ship!

Diego:
	By the way, where
	did Kira go?

Huxley:
	Hmmm. Clint isn't
	around either...

Diego:
	That creep...
	I saw her first!

(Diego walks off and the screen fades to black. It fades back in to
show Clint and Kira standing by a river or lake.)

Kira:
	I hope you called me
	here for a good reason!

Clint:
	A warning...
	You fight too recklessly!

Kira:
	I think I've proven my
	prowess in battle...

Clint:
	Oh I admit that you're
	a first class warrior.
	You fight as if you have
	nothing to lose. There's
	a sadness to you...
	It's almost as if you
	don't care whether
	you live or die.

Kira:
	...............

Clint:
	Well... That's all I
	wanted to say.

(He starts to walk away.)

Kira:
	Wait!

(Clint stops.)

Kira:
	I guess I should thank
	you for saving me today.

Clint:
	...............

(Clint walks away and Diego passes his as he enters. He looks back to
watch Clint leave, then walks over to Kira.)

Diego:
	Did you two have some
	kind of fight?
	I looked everywhere
	for you.

Kira:
	He's a self-righteous
	jerk!

Diego:
	Before you say that,
	listen to this story...
	He saw his lover slain
	right in front of his
	own eyes.

Kira:
	By the gods!...

(Diego walks down to the water.)

Diego:
	It's been almost
	3 years now...
	The scum who did it had
	a grudge against Clint,
	and Clint knew it...
	Bastard shot her and
	galloped away... All in
	front of Clint...
	He still blames himself
	for not preventing it.
	It eats him up inside...
	That's why he tends to
	come on a little strong.
	Cause he cares so much.

Kira:
	I had no idea...

======= CASTLE RUINS ==================================================

Ash:
	We've finally arrived.

Eleni:
	Father is somewhere
	in there...

(The camera rotates to show a wide fortress guarded by lots of monsters
and zombified soldiers. There are two elevators leading up to the top
of the fortress.)

Amon:
	We need to use that lift
	machine to get inside.
	Let's split into two
	groups so we can use the
	lifts on either side.

Ash:
	Good. We'll meet in
	front of the entrance!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE OUTSIDE CASTLE RUINS **

VICTORY = Arrival at entrance
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

(The group are standing at the entrance to the ruins at the top of some
stone steps.)

Clint:
	We made it.

Diego:
	Yeah, but what's next?

Grog:
	Are you sure we're
	ready, Ash?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

* QUESTION *
>	1. Let's head back...
>	2. We're ready to go.

* ANSWER *
>	1. Let's head back...

Ash:
	Let's head back and
	resupply.

* ANSWER *
>	2. We're ready to go.

Ash:
	We're ready to go.
	Stay alive everybody!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
=======================================================================

(Fade to the interior of the ruins. Observant players will notice that
this is the temple from the very first scene of Vandal Hearts. Magnus
is standing in the middle of the hall with his back to the group.)

Ash:
	General Magnus!

Magnus:
	...............

Eleni:
	Daddy!

(Eleni rushes forward towards Magnus.)

Ash:
	Eleni, wait!!

Magnus:
	L...Leni is it you?

Eleni:
	Yes daddy!

(Magnus bends over and begins to glow brightly.)

Magnus:
	No!!!.....
	Get away from me!!!

Eleni:
	Daddy, what is it?...

Magnus:
	Hurry... I can't resist
	much longer!...

Eleni:
	Daddy... What's happening
	to you?!

Magnus:
	...............

Eleni:
	Daddy! Daddy!!!

Dolan:
	He can't hear you!
	Get out of there!

(Explosions of all different colours erupt around Magnus and he flashes
and flickers. When the explosions die down, he has purple skin like the
monstrous soldiers. White rays burst out of him and Eleni falls back.)

Eleni:
	Ayaaah!!!

(Magnus disappears and re-appears at the far end of the hall.)

Magnus:
	...Will... kill...
	you... all...!!

(White rays shoot towards him and a large bronze rune image appears. A
beam of purple light shoots up into the sky with strange runes flying
around. The camera zooms out and many monsters appear in the hall.)

Ash:
	We have no choice but to fight him!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE INSIDE CASTLE RUINS **

VICTORY = Defeat of Magnus
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

Magnus:
	Gwaaaaahhhhh!!!

(Magnus falls to the ground.)

Magnus:
	Uhhh...

(The group are run to him as the evil colour fades from his skin. Eleni
and Dolan kneel beside him.)

Eleni:
	Daddy, don't die!

Magnus:
	Uhhh...

Dolan:
	He's back to normal!

Magnus:
	Magic stone's curse...
	Finally ...broken?

Ash:
	Magic stone?
	What's that?

Magnus:
	I was sent here to
	retrieve the stone...
	But he never told me
	what could happen...

Ash:
	Who is 'he'?

Magnus:
	He used me... It was
	all his doing...

(There is a silent pause as the group wait. Suddenly an arrow soars
through the air from off-screen and lands in Magnus' chest.)

Magnus:
	Aaargh!

Eleni:
	Nooo! Daddy, no!

Dolan:
	General!

(Ash steps forward.)

Ash:
	It's you!!!

(The screen pans down as Kane and six Crimson Guard soldiers enter
the temple ruins and surround the group.)

Kane:
	Hey, don't be so mad!
	I came to help you!

Eleni:
	Hang in there, daddy!

Dolan:
	Don't worry. I don't
	think it hit any vitals.

Kane:
	Darn, we missed.

Ash:
	You bastard!

Man's voice:
	Well done, Ash my boy.

Ash:
	I should have known
	you were behind this!

(Kane steps aside as Dolf enters and bows before Magnus briefly.)

Dolf:
	Tee hee hee...
	Great job, Ash.
	You and your men
	can be proud!
	Thanks to you, Magnus'
	coup d'etat plans have
	been stopped.

Ash:
	What?!

Dolf:
	You truly deserve the
	title of 'hero'.
	And now... Eleni Dunbar
	and Huxley Hobbes...
	You are under arrest as
	followers of the traitor
	Magnus. Come with us.

(Dolf starts to leave but stops.)

Diego:
	But you can't just...

Dolf:
	Of course I can!

Eleni:
	Leave us alone!
	Can't you see he's hurt!

(A Crimson Guard soldier approaches Magnus but Ash stands in his way.)

Ash:
	Back off!

Dolf:
	Ash my naive friend...
	As you know, interfering
	with us is tantamount
	to treason...
	Think well on whether
	you want to be
	known as a hero
	or whether you want to
	be known as a traitor
	like your father!

Ash:
	...............

Diego:
	Don't worry Ash,
	we're behind you!

Clint:
	Yeah! We know who's
	really behind this!

Ash:
	...............

Dolf:
	Glory or shame, Ash.
	Which will it be?

Ash:
	.....Okay. You win.
	Do as you will...

(Clint rushes towards Ash.)

Clint:
	Ash!!!

Diego:
	Ash, you can't!...

Ash:
	Put aside your weapons...
	We're officers who have
	sworn loyalty to the
	state...

Dolf:
	Ho ho ho. A very wise
	decision Ash my boy...
	We're going to tour the
	ruins a few more days.
	In the meantime, put the
	prisoners in the dungeon
	downstairs.

Diego:
	Ash, what's wrong with
	you? Say something!

Ash:
	...............

Dolf:
	Ho ho ho. Ha ha ha.
	Hee hee hee... Cough.

=======================================================================

(Fade to Loris Beach at night. Ash is wandering along by himself.)

Man's voice:
	Ash!!

(Clint appears and walks over to Ash.)

Clint:
	Where are you going this
	time of the night?

Ash:
	Clint...

(Diego also appears and joins them.)

Diego:
	You don't think we'd let
	you go alone, do you?

(Enter Grog, who also walks over to Ash.)

Grog:
	You're not as quiet
	as you think...

Ash:
	Diego and Grog, too?

Clint:
	You should have let us
	in on your plan...

Ash:
	I didn't want to involve
	you all in this...
	There's no need for all
	of you to be labeled
	as traitors.

Grog:
	We're already involved
	up to our necks!
	Besides, without you
	I'd just be a washed
	up old drunk...
	I want to do the right
	thing! I want to make my
	dead brother proud!

(The screens pans across as Dolan, Amon and Sara wander across the
beach and join the ever-increasing group of people.)

Sara:
	What's everyone
	doing out here?

Amon:
	Taking a midnight
	dip in the water?

Dolan:
	Ha ha. We were
	planning the same.

Clint:
	Ash, we're with you.
	You're our leader,
	just tell us what
	to do!

Ash:
	Ha! Well it looks like
	we're in it together!
	Let's go and save
	Magnus and the
	others!

Grog:
	Now you're talkin'!

Diego:
	It's about time!

(The screen pans down to show Kira standing behind a nearby tree, then
fades to black.)

======= CASTLE RUINS ==================================================

(Darkness has fallen. The group are gathered at the castle ruins where
they had fought not long ago.)

Sara:
	Magnus must be in the
	same dungeon we were in.
	So we should be able to
	just go back the same
	way we escaped.

Grog
	Whoops...
	I got bad news...
	We've been spotted by
	guard dogs!

(The camera swivels around to show a large group of menacing-looking
guard dogs with spiked armor on their backs. It zooms back to Ash.)

Ash:
	If those dogs raise
	a racket...
	It'll blow any chance of
	stealth we might've had!
	Let's take 'em out fast!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE OUTSIDE DUNGEON **

VICTORY = Conquest within 6 turns
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash or time up

=======================================================================

* AFTER 1 ROUND *

Ash:
	Make sure you cut
	off their retreat!

* AFTER 3 ROUNDS *

Ash:
	We're running out
	of time!

* VICTORY *

(Cut to a dark cell. Magnus is lying on the floor and Eleni is knelt
down beside him. Huxley stands by his head.)

Magnus:
	Oooohhh...

Eleni:
	Try to be strong,
	daddy!

Magnus:
	Eleni...
	I was a fool...
	I sent all my men
	to their deaths...
	For what?!

(Eleni shakes her head furiously.)

Eleni:
	It's not your fault!
	You were possessed!

Magnus:
	I wish that were so...
	The Magic Stone isn't
	good or evi, it is only
	pure power...
	It just magnifies the
	user's true nature.
	When I touched the
	stone and felt its powers,
	I was seduced by my
	own demons...
	I let the power consume
	me... It's all my fault.

Eleni:
	Why father? Why did
	you look for this stone?

Magnus:
	To resist Hel Spites.
	I'm certain that Hel is
	planning a coup d'etat in
	the near future.
	I knew that in order to
	stop him, I would need
	more power...
	I was desperate and that
	desperation led me down
	the wrong path...
	We must get the stone
	back! It holds a
	frightening secret...

(Huxley turns his head, then slowly walks over to the iron bars which
block their exit.)

Huxley:
	Someone's coming!

(He stands back as the bars slide down and Ash strides in. Eleni jumps
to her feet.)

Eleni:
	Ash!...
	How did you?...

Ash:
	Forget about it.
	Let's get outta here!

(As the screen fades to black, Ash and Huxley walk over to Magnus. It
fades back in to show the entire group and Magnus gathered outside of
the dungeon where they had fought just minutes ago.)

Magnus:
	Wait! We've got to get
	the Magic Stone!
	The person pulling
	Dolf's strings is
	Hel Spites!
	We can't let that madman
	get his hands on the
	stone!

Man's voice:
	So you finally caught
	on, did you?

(The camera swivels round as six Crimson Guard soldiers, Dolf and Hel
Spites come marching across the field and stop before Ash and Magnus.)

Hel:
	But you're too late
	now, Magnus!

Magnus:
	What do you mean?...

Dolf:
	I've got that stone you
	want right here!
	A grunt like you can't
	appreciate the true power
	of this stone.
	But I on the other
	hand...

Magnus:
	You pampered
	little poodle!...
	You knew what that stone
	was going to do to me,
	didn't you?!

Hel:
	You reap what you sow,
	General!
	You came here to betray
	me and you deserve what
	happens to you!

Ash:
	That means that...
	We were just part of
	your scheme to frame
	General Magnus?!

Dolf:
	Ho ho. Exactly!
	I'm disappointed in you,
	Ash. Your feelings led
	you the wrong way.
	Not that it would have
	mattered anyway...
	Let me introduce you to
	my beautiful young
	assistant.

(The camera rotates to show Kira walking towards the group without her
battle armor and bow.)

Ash:
	Kira!!

Clint:
	Kira...
	How could you?

Kira:
	...............

Dolf:
	Thanks to her, I
	knew all your moves.
	Hahaha... Well, I think
	it's just about time for
	you to die.

Magnus:
	I won't allow that!

(Bright multi-coloured explosions errupt around Magnus' body and when
they die down he has transformed into his possessed monster self from
the castle ruins. He raises his arms and purple rays of energy fire
from his eyes at Dolf, who points his hands at Magnus, sending blue
rays in his direction. The rays clash between the two men, creating
bright blue spirals of burning energy. They are locked in this position
for about twenty seconds, the others watching powerless.)

Dolf:
	You still retain some
	power from the stone?!

Magnus:
	I...willl...stop...you!

Dolf:
	No, we're tearing a hole
	in the time-space fabric!

(With a mystifying roar, a dark blue warp hole grows from the point
where the rays meet. In the middle of the hole are two runic symbols,
one bronze and one blue, rotating and spinning randomly. They slowly
move towards Magnus.)

Magnus:
	Aaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!

(The warp hole reaches Magnus.)

Magnus:
	Iiiiyahhhh!!!

(Magnus is sucked into the hole.)

Ash:
	Wooooaaahhh!!!

(Ash is also sucked in.)

Grog:
	Ugh!
	What the!...

(Grog is next.)

Sara:
	Eeeeeeeehhhhh!!!

(Finally, Sara is sucked in. They disappear as the hole closes and the
runes vanish.)

Eleni:
	Daddy!!!...
	Ash!!!...

(Hel leans back and begins laughing.)

Hel:
	Heh heh heh...
	Ho ho ho
	Ha ha ha
	Hee hee hee!

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT II: ISLAND OF MADNESS
			    END

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

After the disappearance of Ash and the others, it is announced that
General Magnus has been assassinated by an extremist faction within the
Security Forces. News that a national hero has fallen at the hands of
terrorists sends shockwaves through the country and most blame the
Domestic Security Agency which controls the Security Forces. This
results in the ouster of Renaldo Castille, Hel Spites' political arch
rival.

Defense Minister Hel Spites, highly praised for his quick handling of
the terrorist threat, is elected Prime Minister the following month.

In the name of national security, Hel requests emergency powers from
the Council, but as soon as he is granted those powers, his tyrannical
nature emerges. He abolishes the Council, creates a secret police and
establishes a privileged class.. Finally, he revives imperialism and
claims that he will place himself on the sacred and inviolable
Ishtarian imperial throne.

Realizing the danger, some citizens join anti-imperial movements, but
these are easily crushed by the Crimson Guard. It was the second coming
of the Dark Ages and terror reigned over all...

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT III: ESCAPE TO TOMORROW

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

(As the screen fades in we see Ash and Grog standing on a very small
rocky island in a lake of molten lava. In the background Sara is
crouched down beside Magnus.)

Grog:
	Where in the heck
	are we?!

Ash:
	I don't think we're in
	Kansas anymore...

(The camera pans across to Sara and Magnus.)

Sara:
	Ash! Something's wrong
	with the General!

(Ash and Grog hurry over.)

Magnus:
	Oooohh...

Ash:
	General, hang in there!

Magnus:
	Ash... It's no good...
	It's the end for me...

Ash:
	General... No...

Magnus:
	I've stared death in the
	face all my life...
	I know what she looks
	like and I do not fear
	her cold embrace...

Ash:
	...............

Magnus:
	I was raised in a poor
	farming village...
	I was going to lead the
	simple life, following in
	my father's footsteps...
	But then the Revolution
	came and our lives were
	thrown into turmoil.
	For country!...
	For ideals!...
	For liberty!...
	But however pretty the
	slogan, there's no such
	thing as a good war...
	They call me a hero, but
	I'm just a murderer with
	blood on his hands...

Ash:
	But think of the people
	you saved, like Eleni!

Magnus:
	Eleni....
	15 years ago, I found
	her wandering around
	the ruins of her town.
	Adopting her was my
	attempt to make
	restitution for my sins..
	Ash, don't make the
	same mistakes I
	made...
	You must stop Hel and
	Dolf! Return this land
	to its former greatness!
	...I beg you, Ash...
	Retrieve the Magic
	Stone..........

Ash:
	General!
	General Magnus!!

(Magnus' body goes limp as the life fades from his soul. The screen
fades to black. When it fades back in, Ash, Grog and Sara and gathered
around a makeshift grave - two wooden sticks bound together to make a
cross.)

Grog:
	Too bad we had to bury
	him in this weird place.

(Sara looks around.)

Sara:
	Hmm... Something
	feels very wrong.

(The camera swoops around the tiny island as evil-looking flaming
skulls appear from the lava and surround them.)

Grog:
	What are these things?!

Ash:
	I don't know,
	but they're attacking!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE ON PLAIN OF SORROW **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

(Ash, Sara and Grog are standing by Magnus' grave. A man approches from
behind them. He is wearing long black robes and has long white hair. In
his hand is a wooden staff.)

Mystery man:
	Aha. So this is why the
	spirits were so noisy...

Ash:
	Huh?...

(The camera spins round and shows the man from the front.)

Mystery man:
	You've destroyed the
	spirits? That was cruel.
	Those are the spirits of
	people who died young.
	They are harmless...

Grog:
	Harmless?!
	Are you crazy?
	Those things tried
	to bite our heads off!

Mystery man:
	They were drawn by the
	smell of blood.
	You people have the
	blood of many
	on your hands.

Ash:
	Who are you?

Mystery man:
	My name is Zohar and I
 	am just as you see me.
	I have been exploring
	this strange land for
	some time.
	Just south of here is
	this land's only town.
	You should visit it.
	Good luck,
	strangers...

(The camera turns back as Zohar walks away.)

Grog:
	What a strange guy...

Sara:
	Zohar?...Where have I
	heard that name before?

Ash:
	In any case, let's go
	pay this town a visit.

======= REMOTE TOWN ===================================================

Grog:
	These houses are really
	old looking.

Sara:
	Not true. That house is
	ultra-modern!

Ash:
	You're both right.
	It's both old and new...

(Ash, Grog and Sara go to the tavern and speak to people, then leave.)

Grog:
	It looks like we might
	be stuck here...

Sara:
	A loophole in time...
	I've heard legends.
	The ship that was lost
	at sea and found 10 years
	later in the desert...
	Or the ancient princess
	who vanished while
	strolling in the garden.

Ash:
	But we've got to get back!
	We promised the General
	that we would stop Hel
	and get the stone back!

Zohar:
	Are you referring to
	the Magic Stone?

Ash:
	You're the guy
	from before!

Zohar:
	Yes...I am Zohar.
	If you don't mind,
	please tell me about
	this Magic Stone.
	Let's go to my home
	outside of town and
	talk of this...

(Fade to a very small house where the four people are gathered.)

Zohar:
	I see...
	You and your companions
	are trying to stop this
	man named Hel...
	But are you absolutely
	sure that's the right
	thing to do?
	Think about it. The
	generation before you
	gave up their lives to
	build an ideal society
	and what was the
	end result?
	We've let the Council
	turn into a den of thieves
	and liars!
	There will always be
	war, but by stopping Hel
	now, who is to say you
	won't be paving the way
	for someone even worse
	than him?!

(Ash, Grog and Sara bow their heads.)

Ash:
	Maybe you're right.

(There is a pause...)

Ash:
	But a brief
	peace is better
	than war!
	I can't sit and do
	nothing when I know that
	people are going to die!

Zohar:
	Hmmmm......
	I suppose it is the
	struggle that lends
	dignity to our lives...
	...It's decided. I will
	help you in your brave
	mission.

	Zohar joined your party.

Ash:
	So how can we...?

Zohar:
	There's only one way to
	get back to your time.
	First we have to go back
	to the exact spot where
	you first arrived.

======= PLAIN OF SORROW ===============================================

(Ash, Grog, Sara and Zohar are gathered around Magnus' grave. There are
huge runic symbols on carved into the ground and four strange metallic
posts with red orbs on top in all four directions.)

Zohar:
	The preparations
	are complete...
	The space-time warp you
	entered was caused by a
	powerful magic source.
	This type of force
	always creates a
	counter-force.
	These Mage Towers will
	gather the force and
	recreate the warp!

(Sara looks around.)

Sara:
	I sense something!...

(The camera zooms out and more flaming skulls appear, surrounding the
group.)

Grog:
	Not these creeps again!

Zohar:
	Those spirits will drain
	the tower's energy!
	I suppose we have no
	choice! We must protect
	the towers!
	If this doesn't work
	now, you'll never
	get back home!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE ON PLAIN OF SORROW **

VICTORY = Defend towers for 5 turns
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash or towers

=======================================================================

* EVERY ROUND *

(Any spirits which have been killed previously are resurrected in the
corners of the battlefield.)

* AFTER 2 ROUNDS *

Ash:
	When will the warp
	open up?

Zohar:
	Just a little longer!

* AFTER 1 TOWER HAS BEEN DESTROYED *

Ash:
	Things are looking grim.

* AFTER 2 TOWERS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED *

Ash:
	They're destroying
	the towers!

* AFTER 3 TOWERS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED *

Ash:
	We must protect the
	last Mage Tower!

* AFTER 4 TOWERS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED *

Ash:
	Damn! They've
	destroyed them all!

(Defeat.)

* VICTORY *

(The four characters are standing around the grave.)

Zohar:
	The warp will open any
	minute now!

(The blue and bronze runes appears just like before and grow.)

Grog:
	There it is!

Ash:
	Everyone jump in!

(They jump into the middle of the warp and are shrunk to invisible
specks. The warp closes behind them, leaving Magnus' grave alone in the
Plains of Sorrow.)

======= TERASU VILLAGE =================================================

(Fade to a large grassy area. There is a river with a bridge and a
small building on top of a hill. At the bottom of the hill are lots of
men in armor with weapons. One of them is wearing pink (yes, pink)
armor. He is quite fat and holds a large cutlass. It is Zoot Gach from
the very beginning of the game.)

Zoot:
	Give up, traitors!
	You're surrounded!

(At the top of the hill next to the building we see Diego, Dolan, Clive
Beckett and Huxley.)

Diego:
	Zoot Gach, you
	slimebag!
	You may work for the
	Empire now, but you're
	still just a petty thief!

Huxley:
	The Empire has hired
	criminals to swell the
	ranks of the army. Now
	these scoundrels steal
	from the innocent under
	the protection of the
	Empire. 'Tis a sad sight
	to behold.

Clive:
	And I was foolish enough
	to trust Dolf...

Dolan:
	Don't blame yourself!
	We all fell for it!

Zoot:
	What's the delay!
	The villagers in this
	area are all rebel
	sympathizers anyway!
	Torch it! We'll burn
	all these villages to
	the ground!

Dolan:
	Not while I'm alive
	you won't!

Diego:
	That's double for me!

Clive:
	We don't stand
	a chance!...
	But let's take as many
	of them with us
	as we can!

(Pan to the other side of the bridge where the warp is just closing.
Sara, Grog, Ash and Zohar are standing there.)

Ash:
	Where are we?

Grog:
	It looks like we
	made it back!

Diego:
	I can't believe it!!!
	It's Ash!!!

Clive:
	It can't be!...
	Is it really you?!

Ash:
	Clive, my friend!
	Diego!

Zoot:
	What the!! Where did they
	come from?

Diego:
	Haha! Now we can
	turn things around!
	Ash, they're Hel's boys!
	Let's show 'em the
	old crunch play!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN TERASU VILLAGE **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

*NOTE*
For this battle Clive is on the player's side but cannot be controlled.

=======================================================================

* WHEN ZOOT GACH IS KILLED *

Zoot:
	Gaaaach!

* VICTORY *

(The group are stood beside the river.)

Ash:
	Commander...
	Clive. Well met!

Clive:
	Ash! Beyond hope...
	But where have you
	been these past
	3 miserable years!

Grog:
	3 years! We've only
	been gone 1 day!

Zohar:
	The truth is we're lucky
	to have come this close!
	We might have easily
	been off by 20 years
	or more!

Sara:
	It can't be true...

Clive:
	Let's go back to the
	village and talk it out!

(Fade to the inside of a small building with a large wooden table in
the middle. Ash, Diego, Dolan and Clive are stood around it.)

Ash:
	So that's what happened
	while I've been gone...

Clive:
	Many good people want to
	resist Emperor Hel...
	But all of their leaders
	have been either
	executed or exiled.
	If only we could bring
	everyone under the same
	banner...

Ash:
	Let's do it!!
	We'll set off some fire-
	works that will rouse the
	resistance from sleep!

Diego:
	Fireworks, huh?
	What's the plan?

Ash:
	We'll storm the Imperial
	prison!

Clive:
	The one that they brag
	is impenetrable?!

(Dolan nods.)

Dolan:
	It would be a great
	victory for the rebels!
	That's where they hold
	the political prisoners.
	If we could free them,
	we might finally be able
	to organize ourselves.

Diego:
	Clint, Eleni and Amon
	are being held their too!
	It's perfect.
	Two birds with
	one stone!

Dolan:
	I think we should
	try it.

(They all nod.)

Ash:
	I'll lead the troops
	during the actual attack.
	Clive, I want you to
	start trying to galvanize
	the resistance.

Clive:
	I understand.

Diego:
	Things are just starting
	to get interesting!

======= BASIL GATE =====================================================

Dolan:
	We've got to pass here
	to reach the prison.

(Pan to the other side of the gate where numerous soldiers and monsters
are waiting.)

Sara:
	They're not going to
	just let us pass...

Ash:
	They're not expecting us
	so let's hit 'em hard!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE AT BASIL GATE **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

(Fade to a palace room with a long table and valuable-looking ornaments.
At the head of the table is Hel Spites. Also at the table are Dolf,
Kane and three other men.)

Hel:
	Dolf,
	fill everyone in.

Dolf:
	First take a look at this.

(The camera swivels round as Dolf takes a jar from his cloak. Inside the
jar on a rich velvet cushion is the Magic Stone.)

Dolf:
	As you can see, this is
	the Magic Stone that has
	everyone so excited.
	The Empire's greatest
	scientific minds have
	been studying this stone.
	They found that this
	stone is from when the
	universe was born!
	It contains a spark of
	the original
	Flames of Judgment!

Financier:
	The Flames of Judgment?
	Are you insane?

Dolf:
	No. It's the same power
	that we've all heard of.
	The power that brought
	this world to the very
	edge of destruction!

Financier:
	Don't make me laugh!
	I admit that the stone
	is unusual. But I don't
	believe that it has the
	power to evaporate
	entire cities or destroy
	the world!

Dolf:
	You're right. Currently
	something called the
	Royal Ring is keeping
	its true power in check.

Financier:
	The Royal Ring?...

Dolf:
	Remember your history.
	Toroah saved the world
	by sealing the Flames of
	Judgment with a ring.
	This ring was passed on
	to his descendants along
	with a holy command.
	They were to found a
	country to protect this
	holy ring at all costs.
	This was the Holy Ashah
	Dynasty's task! But at
	some point they forgot.
	18 years ago when the
	royal family was cast
	down, the ring was lost.

Kane:
	So you want us to find
	this ring, huh?
	Well I don't like it!
	The Crimson Guard are
	all the power we need
	to rule this country!

Hel:
	Kane, listen to me for
	a minute.
	Oppressing the people is
	easy, but ruling them is
	a different thing.
	Kane, you and I are
	strong. We make our own
	path in life. But most
	people are weak, relying
	on the power of religion
	or government to protect
	them. These weaklings
	need symbols to follow.
	What better symbol to
	rule the people then the
	Flames of Judgment?
	It's time for us to
	unify this continent
	under one banner!
	We must find the Royal
	Ring. Search this land
	from high to low!

(Gradually fade to Kira alone in another palace room, unarmed.)

Kira:
	Clint...

Dolf:
	What are you feeling
	sad about, Kira?

(Dolf approaches.)

Kira:
	Oh!... Master Dolf...

(Dolf walks closer to Kira.)

Dolf:
	You still feel bad about
	betraying your friends?

Kira:
	No.....

Dolf:
	Hmmm... I wonder.
	I wonder if you have
	what it takes to get
	your revenge.
	Have you forgotten
	what they did to
	your family?

Kira:
	Of course I haven't
	forgotten...

Dolf:
	Kira, I know exactly
	how you feel...
	But people must realize
	what's happening
	in this country.
	Hel and his minions are
	sacrificing countless
	innocents and for what?
	All to pursue his
	insane goal of
	world domination.

Kira:
	!!!...............

Dolf:
	I'll make my move soon.
	I need your support!

Kira:
	I'll help, Master Dolf.

(Kira walks over to the double doors, opens them and leaves. Dolf steps
over to the window and waits for a moment. Suddenly, a figure in black
and gold armor warps in. He wears a metallic helmet which shows only
his eyes, nose and mouth and holds a staff with a skull on top.)

Xeno:
	Dangerous my lord...

Dolf:
	Eh?!
	Xeno!!...

Xeno:
	You put too much
	trust in that girl!

Dolf:
	Take care how you
	speak to me!

Xeno:
	Forgive me...

(Xeno bows to Dolf.)

Dolf:
	But as long as you
	mention it...
	I'd like you to keep an
	eye on her for a while.

(Xeno straightens up.)

Xeno:
	It shall be as
	you command.

(Xeno warps away and Dolf is alone again.)

Dolf:
	...............

======= REED HIGHWAY ===================================================

(The group are all assembled in the middle of the road. Diego runs
towards them.)

Diego:
	We've got trouble, Ash!
	An enemy patrol
	is heading this way!

(Pan to further up the road where a group of imperial soldiers are, lead
by Lando.)

Ash:
	If they spot us we lose
	the element of surprise.

Zohar:
	Once they see the gate,
	they'll know anyway.

Dolan:
	In either case, we can't
	let them leave here...

Ash:
	Hide behind the trees.
	If we move, they'll
	notice us and
	flee for sure.
	Wait until the time is
	right and hit 'em with
	everything you got!

(The group split up to opposite sides of the highway and hide in amongst
the trees. Huxley runs further down the road to the switch controlling
a large bridge.)

=======================================================================

** BATTLE AT REED HIGHWAY **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash / Enemy escape

=======================================================================

* AFTER 1 TURN *

Ash:
	Wait until they're a
	little closer...

* AFTER 2 TURNS *

Ash:
	...............

* AFTER 3 TURNS *

Ash:
	Just a tiny bit
	longer...

* WHEN THE PLAYERS MOVE ANY OF THE UNITS *

Lando:
	What are rebels
	doing around here?!
	They can't be planning
	to attack the prison,
	can they?!
	Somebody! Get away
	from here fast and
	warn the others!

(All of Lando's units retreat.)

* WHEN LANDO IS KILLED *

Lando:
	Wahhh!...
	Kane, avenge me!...

======= PRISON FORTRESS ================================================

(Inside the prison Clint is locked in a cell with another short, plump,
balding man with funny little glasses. Two jailers approaching with
Count Claymore between them. They open the cell door and push him
inside.)

Jailer:
	I've got a new friend
	for ya! Enjoy!

(The jailer kicks Claymore in the back and he collapses in the cell on
the floor. Clint and the other man rush over to him.)

Clint:
	Hang in there,
	old man!

Count Claymore:
	Ooohhhh.....

Darius: (the other man)
	Horrible... Treating an
	old man like that...

Count Claymore:
	Where...
	Where am I?

Darius:
	The dungeon. Don't
	worry... we're friendly.
	My name is Darius.
	I'm a tinkerer by trade.
	I quarreled with a
	soldier... Next thing I
	know I'm in here.
	The big guy here calls
	himself Clint...

Clint:
	!!... I know you.
	You're Count Claymore.

Darius:
	You two know
	each other?

Count Claymore:
	Yes. But I'm sorry, I
	don't...

Clint:
	The riot in the
	Dover District...

Count Claymore:
	Oh yes. From the
	Security Forces.

Clint:
	But what have you done
	to be beaten like this?

Count Claymore:
	They're frantically
	searching...
	Searching for the
	Royal Ring...

Clint:
	The Royal Ring?

Count Claymore:
	It has the power to
	tame the Magic Stone.

Clint:
	Magic Stone? Please tell
	me what you know!

(Fade to black. When the screen fades back in Claymore has been propped
against one of the walls.)

Clint:
	So that's the history of
	the Magic Stone...

Count Claymore:
	I truly don't know where
	the ring is either.
	But it must not be used
	for evil or it will be
	the end of the world!

(Darius turns his head to the cell gate. He walks over and peers down
the corridor.)

Darius:
	Footsteps!..
	The jailer again?

(Clint rises to his feet as Kira approaches, opens the gate and enters.)

Clint:
	You!!...

Kira:
	Clint... They're planning
	to execute you tomorrow!

(She pulls a set of keys out from behind her back.)

Kira:
	Here are the keys.
	I have weapons outside.
	Take me with you!

(Kira throws the keys on to the floor in the middle of the cell.)

Clint:
	Why should I
	trust you?

Kira:
	I'm sorry... I couldn't
	betray Dolf...
	I understand if you
	despise me, but please
	don't die!

(She walks away.)

Clint:
	Kira!!...

Darius:
	You'd better run while
	you still can!!
	By the way,
	I think I'll come
	with you!

	Darius joined your party.

Clint:
	Count... You're
	coming too.

Count Claymore:
	It's no good...
	I can't make it...
	I'll be fine. They
	won't kill me until they
	find the Royal Ring.

Clint:
	Sorry Count... We'll
	come back for you!

(Clint takes the set of keys and leaves, closely followed by Darius.
Fade to a network of corridors in the Prison Fortress. Clint and Darius
have equipped themselves with weapons and armor and have met up with
Eleni and Amon.)

Amon:
	They were gonna
	kill us, huh?
	Thanks for the
	rescue, Clint!

Eleni:
	But how did you
	get the keys?

Clint:
	I'll tell you after we
	get out of here!

Darius:
	Listen to me
	carefully!...
	Don't bother hittin'
	these juggernauts from
	the front or side.
	Ya have to circle 'round
	and attack their backs!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE INSIDE PRISON FORTRESS **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Clint

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

(Cut to a courtyard near the gate of the Prison Fortress. Clint,
Darius, Amon and Eleni have escaped but are surrounded by soldiers and
seem to be largely outnumbered.)

Clint:
	Oh oh!
	Where are we?

(The camera pans to show, up on the battlements, a large figure in
black robes with a bald head. He is carrying a rope with a scythe on
the end. He is Dumas.)

Dumas:
	You are stalwart indeed
	to escape my dungeon!
	If you were wise, you
	would have stayed below
	and died quietly.
	Now you shall die a
	less pleasant death!!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE OUTSIDE PRISON FORTRESS **

VICTORY = Defeat of Dumas
DEFEAT  = Death of Clint

=======================================================================

* AFTER 1 TURN *

Dumas:
	Ha... Slay them all!!!

(Pan to the other side of the courtyard where a jailer has appeared.)

Jailer:
	Lord Dumas!!!...
	The rebels!!!

Dumas:
	Speak up!

(The jailer is out of sight but we hear swords slashing and the cries
of men.)

Jailer:
	Gwahkkkk!!!

(The camera pans back to where the jailer was and we just see the last
drops of blood splash on the floor. Ash, Dolan, Diego, Huxley, Grog,
Zohar and Sara have arrived and are up on the courtyard walls!)

Ash:
	We're taking over
	this prison!
	Lay down your
	arms or die!!

Clint:
	I can't believe it!
	It's Ash!

Ash:
	Hold on Clint!
	We're coming!

Dumas:
	Impudent whelp!...
	You will beg to die!

* VICTORY *

Dumas:
	Gwahkkkk!!!

(The group are assembled at the prison gate.)

Clint:
	Ash, you're alive!

Ash:
	My words exactly,
	Clint.

Darius:
	Claymore and the other
	prisoners are free now!

Huxley:
	I know that low-class
	voice... Darius!!

Darius:
	Well if it isn't
	old man Hobbes!

(Darius walks over to Huxley.)

Ash:
	Are you two friends?

Huxley:
	Hardly. We are simply
	from the same village.
	He was always slapping
	together some piece of
	junk and making trouble.

Darius:
	Look who's talking?
	This guy's famous for the
	time he was doing healing
	experiments in town.
	He accidentally turned a
	farmer's pig into a
	chicken. Ha ha!

(Huxley goes red in the face and begins to shake his staff at Darius.)

Huxley:
	Well you burned down
	the schoolhouse!

Diego:
	C'mon you two,
	cut it out already!

Dolan:
	It looks like our plan
	was a great success!

Ash:
	But this is only
	the first step.
	The real war with the
	Empire starts from
	this point on!

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT III: ESCAPE TO TOMORROW
			    END

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

News of the fall of the supposedly impregnable prison spreads quickly
throughout all of Ishtaria and is a tremendous shock to the imperial
government who believed themselves unassailable.

Upon hearing this news, the Resistance movement is revitalized. They
begin staging large revolts throughout the land and succeed in
liberating the southern region.

In the meantime, Ash and his companions hold a meeting with Clive
Beckett who is acting as a pipeline to the Resistance.

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT IV: THE SUCCESSOR

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

(Fade in to a meeting room. Clive, Ash, Clint, Eleni, Diego and Dolan
are seated around a table.)

Eleni:
	So it's true...
	Daddy really is...

Ash:
	Eleni, I'm...

Eleni:
	I'm all right, Ash.
	I was ready for it...

(She pushes back her chair, walks over to the door and closes her eyes.)

Eleni:
	...Excuse me.
	I think I need some
	fresh air...

(She leaves the room. Ash runs to the door.)

Clive:
	Let her be alone for
	a while...
	There are some things
	we need to face
	by ourselves...

Ash:
	I understand...

(The camera swivels round as Ash takes his seat again.)

Dolan:
	Clive, how goes the
	resistance movement?

Clive:
	Very well, thanks to
	you people.
	The region of Ishtaria
	between the Tarre River
	has been liberated.

Clive:
	That's fantastic!

Clive:
	But things are going to
	get much harder...
	The north has many
	strongholds which will
	now be heavily guarded.
	Also, the Empire is
	courting the support of
	the neighboring country
	of Urdu in exchange for
	granting them the
	southern region.
	If that happens, we'll
	be forced to fight on
	two fronts...

Ash:
	We mustn't let that
	happen...

Clive:
	There's another issue
	which must be dealt with.
	The Empire is searching
	for the Royal Ring.
	If they find it, their
	power will be
	unstoppable.
	Go to Kerachi. There's
	an informant there for
	you to meet.
	Find the Royal Ring
	before the Empire
	does.

Diego:
	Kerachi... Damn it!

(Diego turns his head away.)

Clint:
	What's wrong, Diego?

(Diego turns his head back, smiling as usual.)

Diego:
	Huh?... No,
	it's nothing...

(Fade to black. When the screen fades back in we see Clive heading
across a town square dressed in brown robes with a sword and shield.)

Ash:
	Commander!

(Clive stops and turns round.)

Clive:
	Oh... Ash!

(Ash appears and walks over to Clive.)

Ash:
	Leaving already?

Clive:
	I'm going to meet with a
	rebel group in the east.

Ash:
	I... I'm afraid I've
	cursed you too, Clive.

Clive:
	What are you talking
	about, Ash!

Ash:
	This may not make any
	sense to you, but...
	I feel like somehow my
	traitor's blood has
	doomed you all...
	The acorn never falls
	far from the oak
	they say...

Clive:
	Ash...
	There's something very
	important that I need
	to tell you...

Diego:
	So there you all are!

(Diego and Clint approach.)

Diego:
	You were gonna leave
	without a word!

Clive:
	I didn't want to
	disturb you all...

Clint:
	Be careful, commander.

Clive:
	Thank you, Clint.

Ash:
	Clive...

Clive:
	Ash...
	Believe in yourself!
	Believe in your friends!
	You're no traitor!

* WHEN THEY LEAVE KHANOS CITY *

Darius:
	Ash, they've surrounded
	the town!

Ash:
	What?!

(Cut to a town scene. Kane and three Crimson Knights are gathered in
one corner of the town.)

Kane:
	Ash! So you're alive!

(The camera pans across the town past a bridge to where the entire
group has gathered.)

Ash:
	Kane!!.....

(Pan to another corner of the town. Here a female archer in Crimson
Guard clothing is waiting with three more knights.)

Sabina:
	These are the fools that
	destroyed the prison?

(Pan once again to the next corner. There is a man in large armor with
a huge battle hammer.)

Dallas:
	They look like
	puny weaklings!

(Finally to the last corner where a punk man is waiting with claws.)

Kurtz:
	They're no match for
	the Crimson Leaders!

Kane:
	Don't forget they
	killed Lando!!

Sabina:
	Lando was always the
	weakest of us...
	Don't worry. We'll make
	certain he doesn't leave
	here alive.

Sara:
	The Crimson Leaders
	are all here!!...

Dolan:
	We're not ready to take
	all of them on!

Ash:
	We've got to break
	out of this trap...
	Everybody! Concentrate
	on getting out of here!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN KHANOS CITY **

VICTORY = Arrival at village exit
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* IF KANE IS DEFEATED *

Kane:
	You got lucky, punk!
	But I'll be back!

* IF KURTZ IS DEFEATED *

Kurtz:
	Impressive! But I will
	see you again!

* IF SABINA IS DEFEATED *

Sabina:
	I underestimated you!
	I've got to fall back.

< During the transcription process I did not manage to defeat Dallas or
Kane. If anyone finds out their death quotes please send them to me at
mglanville@hotmail.com >

* VICTORY *

(Cut to the room where Dolf met Xeno before. Dolf is staring out of the
window and Kira is stood behind him.)

Kira:
	You called Master Dolf?

Dolf:
	A traitor was involved
	in the prison attack...

Kira:
	Yes... I heard.

Dolf:
	Just before the attack,
	there was a riot inside.
	Attacked from the inside
	and the outside, the
	prison couldn't stand.
	One more thing... The
	rioters got weapons and
	the keys from someone!
	You wouldn't know
	anything about it,
	would you?

Kira:
	No... Not a thing.

(The camera spins around and Xeno warps in.)

Xeno:
	Wa ha hah! You mustn't
	tell lies, little girl!

(Kira turns in shock.)

Kira:
	Xeno Calimani,
	you villain!

Xeno:
	I was watching when you
	brought Clint the keys!

Kira:
	You had me followed?!!

Dolf:
	I'm sorry Kira.
	I thought that I could
	trust you, but you
	betrayed me.
	Take her away.

(Two guards enter the room, take Kira and lead her away. Xeno steps
towards Dolf.)

Xeno:
	A wise decision...

Dolf:
	You haven't forgotten
	your promise I hope.
	I'm manipulating Hel in
	order to rekindle the
	Flames of Judgment.
	And you are sworn to aid
	me in that pursuit.

Xeno:
	I have not forgotten
	for a moment.

Dolf:
	Good. I'll hold
	you to it.
	It has come time to
	dispose of this annoying
	pest Ash Lambert.
	I want you to personally
	see that it is taken
	care of.

Xeno:
	As you wish.

(Xeno disappears.)

======= GREAT MASAI FOREST ============================================

Ash:
	The port of Kerachi is
	just past this forest.

Diego:
	Do we really have to
	go to Kerachi?
	Maybe we should be
	helping on the
	southern front.

Ash:
	We've already discussed
	our role with Clive.
	What is your problem
	lately Diego?!

Diego:
	I don't know what you're
	talking about.

Huxley:
	I sense an
	evil presence.

(The camera rotates as Xeno warps in at the top of a hill.)

Xeno:
	Ho ho.
	So you are the rebels!
	You have been quite a
	nuisance to us.
	Today you must die.

Grog:
	Who is that guy?

Zohar:
	Xeno Calimani. I've
	been expecting you!

Xeno:
	Master Zohar!!...

Ash:
	?!.......

Zohar:
	You are searching for
	the Magic Stone...
	Don't you know that its
	power would consume what
	is left of your soul?

Xeno:
	...Ha...ha ha ha...
	You'll never change...
	Honest and good...
	and inflexible as a
	blind goat!

(Zohar raises his fist in anger.)

Zohar:
	Silence! You're nothing
	but a servant of hell!
	I did not return to this
	world to allow you to
	destroy it!

Xeno:
	You no longer have the
	power to stop me!
	...I summon forth the
	darkness from this
	ancient forest!!...
	Dark Forest,
	I summon thee!!!

(The camera zooms in on Xeno as white rays of energy shoot into his
body. A bronze rune symbol appears, then a beam of light shines
directly down upon him and other runes float upwards. Finally, the
light fades and monsters warp into the forest around him.)

Darius:
	What are these
	creatures!!

Xeno:
	Hee hee hee.
	I couldn't stand to see
	my old mentor eaten so I
	will bid thee farewell!

(Xeno disappears into thin air.)

Zohar:
	Xeno, wait!!...

Ash:
	Zohar, who is that guy?

Zohar:
	No time for
	explanations now!!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN GREAT MASAI FOREST **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

(The group are assembled in the Masai Forest.)

Ash:
	That strange man called
	you his mentor...

Zohar:
	Yes, he was my student.
	Over 300 years ago.

Ash:
	300 years ago!!
	Just who are you?!

Zohar:
	My true name is
	Zohar Abu Sa'id.

Sara:
	Did you say
	Zohar Abu Sa'id!
	Anyone who dabbles in
	the Arcana has heard of
	Zohar the Aloof!!

Zohar:
	I had forgotten that
	particular nickname...
	As he said, I am no
	longer as powerful
	as I once was.
	Due to the shock from
	the time warp that
	he created.

Dolan:
	Please continue.

Zohar:
	Xeno was my best and
	brightest pupil.
	But at some point, he
	abandoned his principals
	in pursuit of power.
	He dreamed of one day
	rekindling the
	Flames of Judgment.
	I tried to stop him but
	he wouldn't listen and
	cast a spell on me.
	During our struggle, a
	time-warp was created
	and I fell in...
	But I always knew that
	we would meet again...

Ash:
	I see now...
	Xeno is why the Empire
	wants to rekindle the
	Flames of Judgment.

Zohar:
	It seems a safe
	assumption.
	I'm partly responsible
	for Xeno! I'll stop
	him or die trying!

======= TRADE CITY KERACHI ============================================

Clint:
	So who's this person
	we're supposed to meet?

Ash:
	An important merchant
	named Carlo Lisbon.

Diego:
	Carlo Lisbon! We
	can't trust that guy!

Ash:
	What are you talking
	about, Diego?
	Carlo has been a
	big financial supporter
	of the rebellion.

Diego:
	He's trying to win our
	favor in case we succeed.
	He's probably giving
	just as much money to the
	Empire I bet.

Ash:
	Where do you get these
	crazy ideas?
	In any case, let's pay a
	visit to Carlo's mansion.

Diego:
	...............

(In Carlo's mansion the group are all gathered in the room.)

Carlo:
	Thank you for coming.
	I'm Carlo Lisbon.

Ash:
	Ash Lambert.

Carlo:
	I've been searching for
	your lost ring.
	One of my operatives is
	about to finalize its
	purchase.
	Let's wait here until
	the deal is concluded.

Ash:
	Thank you very much.

(They all start to leave the room. Soon it is just Ash, Carlo, Diego,
Eleni and Huxley left. Diego turns to leave but Carlo rushes forward.)

Carlo:
	Wait!...
	Is that Diego?!

Diego:
	Damn...

Carlo:
	You've come back to
	succeed me!!

Ash:
	Huh?.....

Diego:
	Don't be ridiculous!
	I told you 7 years ago
	that I have nothing to
	do with you!
	My name is
	Diego Renault now!

(Diego leaves.)

Carlo:
	Diego, my son...

(Fade to black, then fade in to Diego standing out on a balcony. Soft,
sad music is playing. Ash approaches.)

Ash:
	Diego...

Diego:
	I didn't want you
	all to see that.

Ash:
	So you're really the
	heir to this estate?

Diego:
	I've always despised
	my father...
	All he ever cared about
	was money. He ignored
	mother and me.
	7 years ago I left here
	and decided to give up
	the Lisbon family name.

Ash:
	So that's the story...

(Eleni appears.)

Eleni:
	So this is where you
	were, Ash.
	Carlo wants you...
	Some news about the
	ring, I think...

(Fade back to the room in the mansion where the group are gathered
again but this time without Diego.)

Carlo:
	I've confirmed that it
	is the Royal Ring.
	After the Revolution, the
	ring wound up with a well
	known coin collector.
	I've completed the
	negotiations with
	this man.
	The exchange will be
	tonight at a warehouse
	in Old Town.
	I want you to go
	and make the exchange.

Ash:
	I understand. The
	warehouse in Old Town.

(When Ash and his companions move to the warehouse we see them
assembled inside. There are strange and eerie whooshing noises.)

Ash:
	Something's wrong!
	Where are they?!
	Huh?

(The camera pans around as skeletons and golems appear.)

Ash:
	Monsters!
	What the...!

Darius:
	Here they come and
	they look pissed!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN KERACHI WAREHOUSE **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

Ash:
	I wonder if we
	were set up?

(The camera pans to the other side of the warehouse. Xeno warps in.)

Xeno:
	Ha! Even you could
	figure that out.
	Did you really think it
	would be so easy?

(Carlo approaches Xeno and stands beside him.)

Ash:
	Xeno!!
	...And Carlo!!!

Diego:
	I knew you were
	a turncoat!

Carlo:
	Son, you're not cut out
	for the warrior's life.
	Come home and take over
	the family business.

Diego:
	The hell I will!

(A huge circle of flames ignites around the group with a boom.)

Diego:
	Yipes!

Xeno:
	Ha ha ha!
	You're all finished now!
	They'll be nothing left
	but blackened and
	charred bones!

Carlo:
	Wait a minute! That's
	not what we agreed to!
	You said that you'd
	spare my son's life!

Xeno:
	Silence! Does an eagle
	bargain with a sparrow!

Ash:
	Damn!
	It can't end like this!

Xeno:
	Ha! Famous last words,
	Ash Lambert!

Carlo:
	Leave them alone!!

(Carlo charges at Xeno but Xeno simply raises his arm and hits Carlo
in the face, knocking him to the ground.)

Xeno:
	Are you insane!...
	Huh? He interrupted
	my spell!

(The flames diminish.)

Ash:
	Yes! The ring of fire
	disappeared!

Xeno:
	Too bad. We'll see each
	other again!

(Xeno vanishes. Diego and Huxley run over to Carlo.)

Diego:
	Father!
	Speak to me!

Carlo:
	Ooohhh...

Huxley:
	He'll be all right.
	'Tis a surface wound.

(Fade to a small room. Carlo is laying in a bed and Diego is sat beside
him on a chair. Carlo opens his eyes and turns his head towards Diego.)

Carlo:
	Oh... Where am I?

Diego:
	Good... I was getting
	worried about you.

Carlo:
	You're the ugliest nurse
	I've ever seen!

Diego:
	Ha ha. I see you're
	feeling yourself again.

(Diego pushes the chair back and starts to walk away.)

Carlo:
	Diego, wait! I have
	to apologize.

Diego:
	Dad... I...

Carlo:
	You have no idea how
	poor my family was!
	My brother died from a
	cold because we couldn't
	keep the house warm.

(There is a pause, and Carlo looks up at the ceiling.)

Carlo:
	And I realized that if
	we only had money,
	he would still be alive.
	Ever since then, I've
	been as you know me.
	A heartless merchant...
	I won't try to stop you
	anymore! Go where your
	dreams take you!...

Diego:
	Father...

(Ash enters.)

Ash:
	Diego, we got a hot tip
	about the ring!!
	The ring has already
	been sold to an agent of
	the Empire!
	They're taking it back to
	Shumeria by train, but we
	can still catch them!

(Carlo turns his head away.)

Carlo:
	Diego, go with him!

Diego:
	Ummm....
	Father, when it's all
	over, I'll come back.
	Stay well until then.

(Diego and Ash leave. Carlo turns his head back and closes his eyes.)


======= MAGIC TRAIN====================================================

(Dallas is stood on the front carriage with various soldiers on each
one. At the back is Ash and his group.)

Ash:
	This train is made up of
	these linked cars.
	I wonder which one
	the ring is on.

Zohar:
	I feel its power coming
	from the front car!

Dallas:
	You rebel scum!!
	You want the ring, huh?
	Release the back cars
	before they can
	reach here!

Trooper:
	But sir, we don't
	have time...

Dallas:
	Then you better shut up
	and get started now!!!

Ash:
	If they release the
	cars we're lost!
	Everyone rush to
	the front car!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE ON MAGIC TRAIN **

VICTORY = Defeat of Dallas
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* AFTER 2 TURNS *

Trooper:
	Ready to release car #1!

Dallas:
	Good. Do it!

(The rear car is disconnected and drifts away from the main body of the
train.)

* AFTER 5 TURNS *

Trooper:
	Ready to release car #2!

Dallas:
	Release it you fool!

(The next car is disconnected and drifts away from the main body of the
train.)

* AFTER 5 TURNS *

Trooper:
	Releasing car #3!

Dallas:
	Hurry!

(The next car is disconnected and drifts away from the main body of the
train.)

* VICTORY *

Dallas:
	Long live the empire!

(Cut to the group on the front carriage of the train by a large box.)

Ash:
	So this is the
	royal ring!
	It looks just like an
	ordinary ring to me...

Zohar:
	Mind if I take a look?
	Huh? What the...?

Xeno:
	Ha ha! That ring is
	wasted on you fools!

(Xeno teleports in front of them, but appears semi-transparent.)

Ash:
	Xeno!!

Zohar:
	Wait! It's an illusion!
	He's not really here!

Xeno:
	Exactly! But let's
	talk terms...
	If you give me the ring,
	I will return this
	friend of yours...

(A projection of Kira appears next to Xeno, tied to a large stake.)

Clive:
	Kira!!

Xeno:
	Of course she's already
	betrayed you once...
	so it may be an unfair
	trade. We have no more
	use for her however...
	If you don't wish to
	trade, we will be happy
	to execute her...
	If you're not at Fort
	Dain to make the trade by
	tomorrow, she will die!

(Both illusions disappear.)

Zohar:
	The dirty scum...
	What do we do, Ash?

Ash:
	It's true that she
	betrayed us...
	But now she's just a
	desperate woman in
	need of help.
	If we let her die then
	we'll lose a little piece
	of our own souls!

Diego:
	It's decided!

Ash:
	To Fort Dain!
	To save Kira!

======= FORT DAIN =====================================================

(The group arrives at a hill with an odd contraption at the top. Two
posts protrude from the group with a platform suspended by chains in
the middle. Beneath the platform is a pit of hot lava and stood on the
platform is Kira. Xeno stands beside the contraption, surrounded by
various monsters and minions.)

Xeno:
	Kind of you to come.

Clint:
	Kira!

Kira:
	Clint, don't give them
	the Royal Ring!...

Xeno:
	But if you don't, Kira
	will take a lava bath!

Ash:
	We'll give you the ring!
	Just let her go!

Xeno:
	Hand over the ring to my
	little friend here.

(A skeleton soldier walks over to Ash, takes the Ring and returns to
where Xeno is waiting.)

Xeno:
	Ha! The Ring!
	And now the hostage...

(As the camera pans up to Kira, the platform drops a couple of feet
towards the lava.)

Xeno:
	Whoops!...
	Uh oh. I seem to have
	lost the key to stop
	this thing...

Ash:
	What?

Xeno:
	So sorry...
	Oh well, I did my best.
	Farewell, fool!

(Xeno teleports away.)

Clint:
	That evil rat!

Ash:
	We've got to destroy
	the death device!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE AT FORT DAIN **

VICTORY = Destroy devices in 8 turns
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash or Kira

=======================================================================

* AFTER EVERY TURN*

(The platform drops a little bit closer to the lava.)

* VICTORY *
(The group assemble round the base of the hill. Kira is knelt on the
ground amongst them.)

Kira:
	I don't deserve to live...
	You traded something
	like the Royal Ring for
	my miserable life!

Clint:
	But we couldn't let
	you die.
	If we let you die, we
	wouldn't be any different
	than Hel.
	Besides, everyone
	deserves a chance to
	redeem themselves.

Kira:
	Are you saying I can
	start over?

Clint:
	Of course you can!
	We need you Kira!
	Let's fight together for
	what's right!

Kira:
	Clint.....

(Fade to night time. They group are all sat around an open fire.)

Kira:
	I was born into a
	royal family...
	We were royal in name
	only and poorer than
	most peasants.
	But I was blessed with
	warm and loving parents
	and was very happy.
	But all that changed
	when the revolution
	started...
	Mother, father, sister...
	All killed by rioting
	mobs during the war...

Dolan:
	It's true, rampaging
	mobs went crazy...
	They looted homes and
	slaughtered thousands
	of innocents.

Amon:
	So the Ishtaria that
	we're so proud of...
	was built with the
	blood of innocents!

Ash:
	But the emperor wants to
	repeat the tragedy.
	Whatever we do, we've
	got to stop him!

Amon:
	But what do we do now?
	The emperor has the
	magic stone and the
	Royal Ring!

Zohar:
	There's still a way...

Ash:
	Speak up, man!

Zohar:
	Inscribed on the Ring is
	a message.
	It is in the language
	of the Biruni Empire.
	I believe it gives the
	coordinates of a place
	in the Torog Mountains.

Ash:
	What could be there?!

Zohar:
	I have no idea...
	But we might as well
	give it a try...

Ash:
	All right then!!
	Let's head for the
	Torog Mountains!

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT IV: THE SUCCESSOR
			    END

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

The Torog mountain range, located on the far northern border of
Ishtaria. From ancient times, it has been called the home of the gods
and as of yet no man has been able to dwell for long upon its cruel
facade.

Placing their last hopes for the overthrow of the Empire upon the
ancient script engraved upon the Royal Ring, Ash and his companions
travel north by sea to this harsh land.

Meanwhile, after finally obtaining the Flame of Judgment, powerful
forces were at work within the Empire...

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT V: THE LEGACY

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

(Fade into an imperial room. Hel Spites and Dolf Crowley are stood
around a glass case with a flickering flame inside. A guard stands
nearby.)

Hel:
	The Flames of Judgment
	in their true form...
	Are they not dazzling?
	Each man is always at
	war with the side of his
	nature that seeks death.
	Those who pretend to
	seek glory are merely
	trying to run from this.
	Have you never
	thought about this?

Dolf:
	...............

(Dolf begins to walk over towards the wall.)

Hel:
	The Flames of Judgment!
	........
	They have the power to
	lay waste to everything!
	Such power wasn't meant
	for man... Even one so
	great as I...
	Yet to save the people
	from pain and suffering
	I must have power...
	I learned much from the
	chaos that followed the
	revolution...

Dolf:
	Ha ha. Like a child
	crying for mommy...
	You always could
	make me laugh....

Hel:
	What!!!

(Dolf draws his sword and strikes the guard down.)

Hel:
	!!!..........

Dolf:
	There is no glory
	in suffering...
	'Tis better and more
	natural to allow those
	who are in pain to die.

(Dolf approaches Hel, sword still drawn.)

Hel:
	You... You're a...

Dolf:
	A traitor! Yes!!

(Dolf swings his sword and kills Hel.)

Hel:
	Gyaaaaaaah!!!

(Promptly a soldier enters the room.)

Soldier:
	My lord, did I hear
	something?...
	What!!
	What happened!...

Dolf:
	Stay calm!!
	The emperor has been
	felled by an assassin...
	There may still be time!
	Quickly! Call a healer!

Soldier:
	Yes, sir!

(The soldier runs away.)

Dolf:
	A healer... Ha!
	He needs only a coffin!

======= WART BAY ======================================================

(Cut to Ash and his group on a ship moored in a harbour.)

Grog:
	All square!

Huxley:
	Oooh... This ship life
	is difficult work.

Darius:
	That's cause you're a
	tired old grouch!

Huxley:
	It takes one to
	know one!

Eleni:
	Stop it you two.
	Huh? What's that!

(The camera sweeps across to reveal eggworms, golems and various other
creatures inhabiting the docks.)

Diego:
	Monsters?!

Ash:
	Look alive people!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN WART BAY **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

======= PIONEER TOWN SORBO ============================================

Ash:
	Tomorrow we head for
	the Torog mountains.
	This is the last rest
	we'll get for some time.
	Let's get some sleep.

(Fade to black. Harsh wind can be heard as well as crying birds.)

Girl's voice:
	Yaaaaaah!

Woman's voice:
	N...No!!!.....

Man's voice:
	Save us!...

Girl's voice:
	Sister, no!...

(Fade in to a small bed chamber where Eleni and Sara are sleeping.
Eleni sits up suddenly and screams.)

Eleni:
	Eeeeeek!!!

Sara:
	What is it?
	What happened?

Eleni:
	Oh my!...
	I... I'm sorry...
	I had a terrible dream.

Sara:
	You scared me!
	That was some scream!
	What were you
	dreaming about?!

Eleni:
	The same dream I've been
	having since I was small.
	In the dream, I get
	sucked into a giant
	glowing fissure...
	I'm surrounded by people
	who seem to know me...
	They're trying
	desperately to save me...
	But they're too late.

Sara:
	Weird dream! My dreams
	are all so boring!
	I wouldn't mind having a
	dream about some
	handsome stranger...

Eleni:
	I thought you and Amon
	were in love.

(Sara's face goes red.)

Sara:
	What?! What are you
	talking about!
	Anyway, you should get
	some sleep! We have a
	big day tomorrow.

Eleni:
	All right...

(They both go back to sleep.)

======= TOROG MOUNTAINS ===============================================

(The group are on a wooden bridge over icy water in a snow-filled,
rocky landscape.)

Dolan:
	Master Zohar...
	Please tell us what
	you think we will find
	around here.

Zohar:
	Hmmm... The descendants
	of the lost people.

Ash:
	Lost people? Do you
	really think that...

Darius:
	Heads up!
	We got company!!

(Kane and a group of Crimson soldiers appear behind the group.)

Kane;
	Ash Lambert! This will
	be your burial place!

Ash:
	Better men have said
	that before!!

(On top of a bluff ahead of them, Kurtz is waiting with his own
group of soldiers.)

Kurtz:
	I'll stain this snow
	crimson with your blood!

Kira:
	We're surrounded!

(Sabina walks up to Kane.)

Sabina:
	Master Kane,
	terrible news!!

Kane:
	What is it Sabina!

Sabina:
	A messenger arrived...
	The emperor is dead...
	He was assassinated
	by terrorists, they say.

Kane:
	Father... I can't
	believe it...
	I must go to the
	capital to see for
	myself.
	Kurtz, I'm counting on
	you to take care of
	Ash for me!

Kurtz:
	With pleasure!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN TOROG MOUNTAINS **

VICTORY = Defeat of Kurtz
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

Kurtz:
	Ugh! So it was to be
	my blood instead...

(The group assemble around the base of the bluff.)

Ash:
	They said the emperor
	was killed...

Kira:
	I wonder if it could be
	Dolf so soon...

Clint:
	What are you talking
	about?

Kira:
	Dolf was waiting for the
	chance to supplant Hel.
	If he's behind this,
	we're in much greater
	peril than even before.
	Hel was a lover
	of power, it's true.
	But Dolf is insane!
	He is in love with
	death!!

Diego:
	I always thought he was
	dangerous...

Ash:
	We need to move
	faster than ever now!

======= FRONTIER VILLAGE ==============================================

Ash:
	What a charming little
	village.

Amon:
	Looks pretty boring
	to me...

Zohar:
	This is the location
	inscribed on the ring...

Ash:
	Well, in any case...
	Eleni, what's wrong?

Eleni:
	I feel strange...
	This is the first time
	I've been here
	and yet...

Ash:
	?..........

* AFTER VISITING THE TAVERN *

Ash:
	Eleni! You don't
	look well!

Eleni:
	I... I do know this
	village...

Ash:
	What do you mean?

Eleni:
	These stone streets...
	These houses...!
	Oh no! Flames!!
	This village will become
	an ocean of flames!!

Ash:
	Eleni!!
	What is it!!

Old Man:
	What happened?

Ash:
	Suddenly she just
	started raving...

Old Man:
	She can lie down at my
	house... It's over there.

(Fade to Ash waiting in the room of a house. The old man enters.)

Old Man:
	She's relaxing now.
	She was very tired.

Ash:
	Thank you for
	everything.
	My name is
	Ash Lambert.

Old Man:
	I'm the village head.
	Call me Orosius.
	Tell me, for what
	purpose have you come
	to this village?

Ash:
	Well, the truth is...

(Fade to black, then fade back in again.)

Orosius:
	Oh... I see.
	But as you see this is
	nothing but a mountain
	village.
	We have nothing to do
	with any magic stone
	or lost people.

Ash:
	Is that so?...

(Suddenly, a man bursts in through the door carrying a pitchfork.)

Villager:
	Chief! Monsters!!
	We were out
	picking healing herbs
	when they attacked.
	Your granddaughter Leena
	is among them....

Orosius:
	What?!

Ash:
	We'll save them!
	Where do we go?

Villager:
	The Tsukue Plains north-
	west of the village.

(The villager leaves. Eleni comes from another room and Ash rushes over
to her.)

Eleni:
	I'm going too.

Ash:
	Are you sure?

Eleni:
	Don't worry. I'm
	feeling much better!

======= TSUKUE PLAINS =================================================

(The whole group is assembled on the plains.)

Ash:
	There they are!!

(The camera pans across to a man and a small blonde girl in the field.
There are several monsters nearby, and between the pair and the group.)

Villager:
	Leena, don't worry about
	me. Save yourself!

Leena:
	No, you can't give up!
	I know! I'll use the
	spell my granddad
	taught me...
	Spirits of the light
	surround me now...
	Elemental shield!!

(Leena casts a spell that creates a blue barrier around them.)

Zohar:
	A little girl casting
	such a powerful spell!!

Ash:
	Wow!!.....
	We don't know how long
	it will last!
	Let's get to work!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN TSUKUE PLAINS **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

(Ash and the group are stood around Leena and the man.)

Ash:
	Are you all right?

Leena:
	Yes. Thank you!

Diego:
	Let's get back to
	the village.

(Fade out. When the screen fades back in, Ash and Zohar are stood
alone in Tsukue Plains.)

Zohar:
	The spell that girl
	used...
	Only the very highest
	in our craft know
	that spell!
	Also did you notice the
	markings in the plain?

Ash:
	Yes, I've seen that
	mark before.
	The village chief is
	trying to hide
	something from us.

(Ash and Zohar leave, and the camera pans up to reveal a high view of
the field. There are markings in it resembling a bird with a cross on
its back. The same markings could be seen on the floor in the castle
ruins in Act II. Fade to Orosius' house where Ash, Zohar, Orosius and
Leena are stood.)

Orosius:
	How can I
	thank you!

Ash:
	Start by telling us
	the truth.
	What is the secret
	of this village?

Orosius:
	Huh? What are
	you talking about?

Ash:
	You can't fool us.
	No normal child could
	wield a spell of
	such power!
	And the pattern carved
	into the plains? I saw
	it on Toroah's Ark!
	And the same mark is on
	your pendant...

Orosius:
	...............
	I see there is no use in
	trying to deceive 
	you further...
	The villagers here are
	descendants of the
	ancient Biruni Empire.
	We were a civilization
	of sorcerers and sages,
	but then...
	Our greatest and most
	terrible achievement was
	also our undoing...
	The Flames
	of Judgment!

Zohar:
	Just as I suspected...

Ash:
	Orosius, please lend
	us your power!

(Orosius shakes his head.)

Orosius:
	Sadly, I cannot.
	Our ancestors took pride
	in power and walked the
	path of destruction...
	The power that they
	unwittingly unleashed,
	they later sealed away.
	We will not use power
	again. We will not
	repeat our mistakes.

Ash:
	You're only running from
	your responsibilities!
	Even though you sealed
	the power, it did not
	go away.
	If it truly was your
	ancestors who unleashed
	this power...
	then it is your duty and
	your obligation to rid us
	of its menace!

Orosius:
	...............

Leena:
	They saved us from
	certain death!
	Please! You must lend
	them your strength!

Orosius:
	Leena...
	I have an idea. We will
	test them to see if their
	hearts are true.
	If they can retrieve a
	claw from Salamander the
	Dragon, I will help.
	Leena, guide them to the
	cave and do not get
	involved yourself!

Leena:
	Terrific! I can be
	your guide!

======= SMOKING BONES CAVE ============================================

(A cave filled with lava pools.)

Leena:
	The fire drake is in the
	back! Be careful!

(Leena leaves.)

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN SMOKING BONES CAVE **

VICTORY = Defeat of Dragon
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* VICTORY *

Fire Dragon:
	Raaaaaaaarrrrr!!!

======= FRONTIER VILLAGE ==============================================

(The village is in flames, buildings are crumbling and villagers lay
dead. Crimson soldiers are around, including Sabina.)

Sabina:
	Ha ha ha!...
	Kill them all!

Orosius:
	Stop!!

Sabina:
	We'll stop if you tell
	us where Ash is!

Orosius:
	I know nothing!

Sabina:
	Then you shall die
	for me!

(A Crimson soldier strikes Orosius with his sword.)

Orosius:
	Gach!

(Ash's group arrives with Leena.)

Leena:
	Grandfather!!

Ash:
	You'll pay for that!

Sabina:
	Indeed! I was about to
	say the same!
	You shall pay dearly for
	the lives of Lando,
	Dallas and Kurtz!!

Eleni:
	Move away, Leena.
	We'll take care of this!

Leena:
	O...Okay.

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN FRONTIER VILLAGE **

VICTORY = Defeat of Sabina
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* AFTER 4 ROUNDS *

Sabina:
	Ooof... You are stronger
	than I thought...

(Kane appears in the village with a group of soldiers.)

Kane:
	Sabina, I'm back!

Sabina:
	Master Kane!

Ash:
	Fresh troops!...
	We're in trouble!

* IF KANE IS DEFEATED *

Kane:
	Sabina!...
	I must retreat!...

Sabina:
	Kane!
	Leave it to me!

* IF SABINA IS DEFEATED *

Sabina:
	Kane!! Help!!

* VICTORY *

(Ash and the group are gathered in the ruins of Frontier Village with
Orosius, who is laying on the ground.)

Orosius:
	Ooooooooohhh...

Leena:
	No! Don't die
	grandfather!

Ash:
	Orosius!

Orosius:
	Ash... It is just as
	you said...
	We were running... from
	the terrifying power that
	we gave birth to.
	...But it seems that the
	time has come...
	to pay for our lies...

Leena:
	Grandfather!!

Orosius:
	Leena... You must go to
	Orome Lake...
	Break the seal on the
	temple... You're the only
	one left to do it...
	It shall be reborn... The
	only power to resist the
	Flames of Judgment...
	The sword of
	destruction...
	Vandal Heart!!

Ash:
	Vandal Heart...

Orosius:
	A sentient blade... as
	fearful as its name...
	He who wields it, if
	there be doubt in his
	heart, will be cursed.
	The wielder could become
	a puppet of evil,
	spreading pain...
	But you Ash...
	You could...
	You could do it...

Ash:
	Orosius, be strong!

Orosius:
	Tell them...
	Tell them for us...
	...The people... must not
	...give in ...to...
	power......

(Orosius collapses.)

Leena:
	Grandfather!!!

(Fade to a field with three wooden crosses marking graves. Dolan is
knelt by the front marker with Amon and Sara behind him. He stands.)

Amon:
	Another sacrifice...
	I hope what we're
	fighting for really
	has meaning...

Dolan:
	That will be judged by
	later generations.
	We have to trust our
	own conscience. By the
	way, where's Leena?

Sara:
	Eleni is going to check
	on her. Poor girl...

Dolan:
	Poor girl she
	may be...
	But right now, our only
	hopes are riding on her!

(Fade to Leena crying on the floor of the house with Eleni stood by
her.)

Leena:
	Boo hoo... What am I
	going to do now?
	My grandfather... The
	whole village dead.
	I'm all alone!...

Eleni:
	Leena, you're not
	alone!
	Nobody is alone in this
	world... Everyone is
	connected in some way!

Leena:
	You too?

Eleni:
	Me too... I have no
	family left either...
	And yet I know that I'm
	not alone. I have Ash,
	Huxley and the others.
	You too, Leena! You're
	one of us now!

Leena:
	Really? You'll take
	me with you?

Eleni:
	Of course... Here, take
	this pendant of mine.

Leena:
	It's beautiful!...

Eleni:
	I was wearing this when
	they found me...
	I was an orphan baby
	with only this pendant to
	show who I really was.
	I'm giving this to you
	because now I know
	who I am. I'm me!
	Someday you'll know what
	I mean... Let's go back
	to the others, okay?

Leena:
	Okay!...

======= OROME LAKE ====================================================

(The group are gathered with Leena at the edge of Orome Lake. Leena
is stood on a marked panel.)

Darius:
	If this is Orome Lake,
	then where's the temple?

Leena:
	Hee hee...
	Watch this.
	Spirits of the lake,
	keep thy pledge to the
	emperors of Biruni...
	De gustibus non est
	disputandum!

(Leena casts a spell which causes a large temple to rise from the
water.)

Diego:
	That was really cool!
	...Oh no, what's this?

(Golden machines appear at the temple doors, resembling golems from
before but more hi-tech.)

Guardian:
	Survive this trial to
	receive our guidance.

Kira:
	They're not gonna let us
	pass without a fight!

Leena:
	If I can reach the gate
	they should fall back!

Ash:
	Let's protect Leena and
	get her to the gate!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE ON OROME LAKE **

VICTORY = Move Leena to entrance
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash or Leena

=======================================================================

* WHEN LEENA REACHES THE SECOND PANEL *

Leena:
	By the blood that runs
	through my veins...
	Sic transit gloria
	mundi!!

(Another part of the temple rises from the water, creating a bridge
for the group to pass through but revealing more guardians.)

* WHEN LEENA REACHES THE THIRD PANEL *

Leena:
	Rise again from your
	ancient slumber...
	Nun aut nunquam!

(Another part of the temple rises from the water, creating a bridge
for the group to pass through but revealing more guardians.)

* VICTORY *

(Inside the temple, the Vandal Heart is suspended inside a spinning
blue energy field. The temple interior resembles the same temple
where the group faced Magnus.)

Ash:
	So this is...
	Vandal Heart!

Zohar:
	Leena, it's up to you to
	unseal the sword.

Leena:
	I'll try!

(Leena walks forward.)

Man's voice:
	Go no further!

(Xeno teleports in behind the group.)

Ash:
	It's Xeno!

Xeno:
	I took a chance at
	following you...
	I had no idea that you
	would find a relic of
	this magnitude!
	The fabled Vandal Heart,
	sword of destruction!

Zohar:
	Xeno, don't get any
	foolish ideas!

Xeno:
	Ha! Even you can't stop
	me now, Zohar!
	I've discovered the
	secrets of phase magic
	...Dimension Hole!!

Zohar:
	He's summoned a space-
	time rift by himself!

(Xeno casts a spell which creates a vortex shimmering with runic
symbols. It is the same one seen when Ash, Grog and Sara were
sucked into the Plains of Sorrow (end of Act 2). The vortex shoots
towards Leena.)

Leena:
	Gyaaaaaah!!

Eleni:
	Leena!!

(Eleni tries to run to Leena, but Ash stops her.)

Ash:
	Eleni, no!!

Eleni:
	Leena!
	...Leena!

Leena:
	Eleni, help!

(The vortex closes and Leena is gone.)

Xeno:
	Ha! You're last
	chance is gone!
	See you at the
	apocalypse!
	Ha ha ha...

(Xeno teleports away.)

Ash:
	Now what are we
	gonna do...

Diego:
	Shit!!

Zohar:
	Sealed for eternity...

Eleni:
	That's not true!...

Ash:
	Huh?...

Eleni:
	I... I just remembered
	...The truth is...
	I am Leena...
	Leena is Eleni!...
	Is me...

Ash:
	Eleni, are you well?
	Sit down and rest!

Eleni:
	I'm fine Ash. It's just
	that I know who I am.
	Everyone, Leena's fine!
	She came out of the rift
	18 years in the past.
	She'll wander around a
	little, but soon she'll
	be found by Magnus!

Zohar:
	So you mean that...

Eleni:
	Yes, Leena is myself
	from the past!
	Don't give up hope! As
	the last Biruni mage,
	I can break this seal!

(Eleni begins to cast a spell.)

Eleni:
	Soul sword, make with us
	a contract of blood...
	Morituri te salumatus!

(Energy flows from Eleni and the barrier around the Vandal Heart
disappears.)

Eleni:
	Ash, take the sword!!

(Ash takes the Vandal Heart, and begins to glow white.)

Ash:
	My entire body...
	It's flowing with energy!
	So this...
	This is Vandal Heart!

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT V: THE LEGACY
			    END

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

Having acquired the great sword, Vandal Heart, the only power which
can resist the Flames of Judgment, Ash and his friends set off for the
city of Shumeria to take their part in the Liberation Army's final
assault.

At the same time, Dolf, who had been secretly hiding his true ambition
for years, saw the chaos after the death of Emperor Hel as his great
chance to grasp the reigns of power.

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

ACT VI: A FOOL'S EPITAPH

=======================================================================
=======================================================================

(Having left Glasgow Town, Ash and his group arrive at Fort Gareth.
Kane is stood on battlements.)

Kane:
	Lando, Dallas, Kurtz,
	Sabina and father...
	Lend me your power...

Messenger:
	Master Kane, Ash and his
	men are here!

Kane:
	So it's finally time!

(Ash and the others are seen at the entrance to the fort.)

Ash:
	There's no need for
	further bloodshed.
	I'm not even sure
	who the real enemy
	is now!

Kane:
	Are you referring to
	Dolf perhaps?
	That's got nothing to do
	with what's between
	you and I!
	I promised I would kill
	you with my own hands
	and I will!

Ash:
	Let's see if you
	can do that!!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE AT FORT GARETH **

VICTORY = Defeat of Kane
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* AFTER 1 ROUND *

Kane:
	Ash, I've hated you since
	officer training school!
	Son of a traitorous dog!
	Acting like one of the
	elite... How dare you!
	Now I'll show you what a
	lowlife you really are!

Ash:
	Come on then, Kane!

Kane:
	I'll feast on your still
	beating heart!!

* WHEN ASH'S GROUP BREACH THE INNER WALL *

Kane:
	They keep coming!
	Can nothing stop them?

(Xeno teleports in.)

Xeno:
	It's not time to
	give up yet...

Kane:
	You're Dolf's pet wizard
	aren't you?!

Xeno:
	Surrender to me
	your soul...
	and I will use my arts
	to transform you into a
	creature of the dark!

Kane:
	I'll not take the
	coward's road!!

Xeno:
	I thought you wanted
	Ash dead, no?

Kane:
	Damn... Very well.
	I grant you my soul.

Xeno:
	Ha! Superb! In return
	I grant you victory!

(Colourful, magic explosions erupt around Kane.)

Kane:
	Kyaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Xeno:
	Ha ha! Now you're just a
	mindless killing machine!

(Xeno disappears.)

Ash:
	Fool! He's abandoned
	humanity!
	I can't believe he
	went that far!

(Kane is now shrouded in dark purple energy.)

Kane:
	...Ash...Ash...
	Ashhhhh!!!!!

* WHEN KANE IS DEFEATED *

Kane:
	Yaaarrrgggg!!!
	Ash... I hate you!!!
	You've destroyed
	everything I love!
	I'll be waiting for you
	in the gates of hell!!

======= COBALT BEACH ==================================================

(Ash is stood alone in the darkness. Strange shapes can be seen against
the sky.)

Ash:
	What is this place?

Voice:
	Son of a traitor!!

Ash:
	Who said that?

Man's Voice:
	You sold out our
	country!!

Woman's Voice:
	You and your father are
	the shame of this land!!

Ash:
	Stop..stop it!!

Child's Voice:
	Traitor! Traitor!!

Old Person's Voice:
	You'll never be anything
	but a dirty lowlife!!

Kane's Voice:
	I hate you! I'll hate
	you for all eternity!!

Ash:
	Stooooooooop!!!

(Suddenly the darkness fades and Ash is stood on green grass with all
his companions.)

Clint:
	Ash!!
	Ash what's wrong!

Ash:
	Uhhh..........
	I... Sorry
	about that...

Eleni:
	Are you okay?
	You don't look well.

Ash:
	No, really...
	I'm fine.
	It's nearly time for us
	to link up our forces
	with Clive.

(Across the field we see a large group of centurions and grenadiers.)

Kira:
	First we'll have to deal
	with those guys!!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE ON COBALT BEACH **

VICTORY = Destruction of enemies
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* AFTER 1 ROUND *

Voice:
	Traitor's son!

Ash:
	?!Huh?...
	Who said that?!

* AFTER 2 ROUNDS *

[Kane's] Voice:
	I'll hate you forever!!

Ash:
	Again that voice!
	Can't you hear it?!

* AFTER 3 ROUNDS *

Voice:
	You sold out your
	country! Traitor!!

Ash:
	Stop!!
	Why won't you stop!!

* VICTORY *

Eleni:
	Ash, are you really
	all right?!

(The scene fades away until it is just Ash in the blackness again.)

Voice:
	Traitor!
	Renegade!

Voice:
	Turncoat!

Voice:
	You big jerk!

Ash:
	Someone stop these
	voices in my head!

(Ash erupts in the same kind of explosions that Kane did. When they
dissipate, he has a dark, eerie tone to his flesh and armour.)

Eleni:
	Ash, what is it?!

Ash:
	Help meee!!!

(Ash takes a swipe at Eleni.)

Eleni:
	Eeeeeek!!

Dolan:
	Eleni! Get away
	from there!

Ash:
	Do not call me...
	a traitor!!!

(Clive appears and hurries over.)

Clive:
	What... What's going on?

Zohar:
	Vandal Heart is vying to
	control Ash's soul!
	His trauma from being
	called a traitor as a boy
	is emerging!

Clive:
	What can we do!

Ash:
	All of you...
	Die! Die! Die!

(Ash suddenly creates a wave of white energy that forces everybody
back.)

Clive:
	Stop!...
	Stop it, Ash!

(Clive approaches Ash.)

Clint:
	Clive, look out!

Ash:
	Gwaaaahhhh!

(Ash strikes Clive down. The dark energy fades and rain begins to fall.
Clive is gasping on the ground.)

Ash:
	...What... What have
	I wrought!
	Please Clive!
	Please don't die!!

Clive:
	Huff... It's better this
	way, Ash.

Ash:
	What!!

Clive:
	I'll never forget that
	fateful day 18 years
	ago...

(The screen fades to black, then shows a flashback to a castle room.
Two men are stood there.)

Ash's father, Aldor:
	Arris, I'll cover you!
	Go out the back!

Arris the Sage:
	No, Aldor!
	I won't forsake you...

(Clive and several imperial soldiers enter through a large door.)

Clive:
	Aldor Lambert, surrender
	the traitor Arris!

Aldor:
	Stop it Clive!
	You've been deceived!

Clive:
	Don't interfere or
	you'll be hurt too!!

Aldor:
	Listen to me Clive!
	This is part of a plan
	to ensnare
	Arris the Sage!

(Clive draws his sword.)

Clive:
	I'll listen no more!!
	Put up your sword!

Aldor:
	I didn't want to fight,
	but I have no choice...

Clive:
	Have at you!!

(The screen fades to black and we hear the clash of swords, followed
by a deathly scream.)

Clive:
	I found out later that
	Aldor spoke the truth.
	They were just using me
	to sabotage the new
	government...
	After I discovered the
	truth, I tried to make a
	public announcement.
	But the person that
	deceived me had already
	been killed in the war...
	I said nothing for fear
	of derailing the peace
	process...
	And so the truth has
	not been spoken until
	this day...

(Fade back in to the rainy scene.)

Clive:
	Ash, you're father was				[sic]
	no traitor!!...

Ash:
	Clive!!

Zohar:
	We may yet save him!
	Let's return to town!!

=======================================================================

(Cut to Ash alone in a room. Eleni enters.)

Eleni:
	Here you are, Ash.
	Clive, will be fine!

Ash:
	Thank the gods! I was
	so worried...
	But I nearly killed him!
	I'm in no condition to
	keep fighting...

Eleni:
	What are you talking
	about Ash!

Ash:
	I can never forgive
	myself...

Eleni:
	Listen to me Ash!
	Your father, Clive...
	Everyone was fighting for
	a better tomorrow...
	You must continue the
	good fight that your
	father died for!

Ash:
	Eleni...

Eleni:
	It's your turn now, Ash.
	You mustn't use guilt as
	an excuse to avoid
	responsibility!

Ash:
	You're right Eleni.
	It's just as you say.
	I've been selfish for
	too long. It's time to
	do my duty!

Eleni:
	Complete your father's
	dying wish!

Ash:
	My father's dying
	wish...

(Ash pulls something from his armour.)

Eleni:
	That's the same ocarina
	from before!

(Ash plays the tune he played after the Rhine Bridge battle in Act 1.)

Ash:
	Yes... It's a memento
	from my father.
	All those years I hated
	him, but I just couldn't
	throw it away.
	I guess all those years
	part of me never stopped
	believing in him.

Eleni:
	Ash...

Ash:
	We're finally near the
	end of all this madness.
	Come on, let's go!

======= CAPITAL SHUMERIA ==============================================

(A scene of carnage. Crimson Guard soldiers are in the city streets
and are being killed by monsters.)

Imperial Soldier:
	Hyaaaaaaahhh!!

Imperial Soldier:
	Waaaaaaahhhh!!

Imperial Soldier:
	Gyaaaaaahhhh!!

Ash:
	Monsters attacking Imperial Soldiers!?!

(One soldier runs up to Ash.)

Imperial Soldiers:
	Help... Help us!

Ash:
	Tell us what's going
	on here!

Imperial Soldier:
	Councilor Dolf took the
	Flames of Judgment and
	holed himself up in the
	great temple 3 days ago.
	He said something...
	about a magic ceremony
	to destroy the
	rebel army...
	After that, powerful
	monsters appeared and
	nearly wiped us out!
	This country
	is finished!!

(The soldier flees.)

Ash:
	What's going on at
	the great temple?!

Zohar:
	I think I know what
	happened...
	A powerful negative force
	is wielding the flames,
	and the resultant dark
	energy has created a
	vortex to some dark and
	evil dimension, I think.

Xeno:
	Exactly...

Zohar:
	Xeno, is this what you
	wanted all along?

Xeno:
	My heart has ever
	yearned to know...
	to what heady heights a
	man may climb have he but
	the will and the power!
	Teacher, I'll not allow
	you to stop me from
	my dream!

=======================================================================

** BATTLE IN CAPITAL SHUMERIA **

VICTORY = Defeat of Xeno
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

=======================================================================

* AFTER 1 ROUND *

Sara:
	We've reached the
	endgame at long last!

Amon:
	We must win even if it
	means our deaths!

Dolan:
	You're wrong, Amon!
	We fight to live! If we
	die, what good is
	our victory?

Sara:
	Amon, you have another
	good reason to live too!

Amon:
	Hey, is that a promise?

Sara:
	Not a promise. Call it
	an incentive.

* AFTER 2 ROUNDS *

Clint:
	Kira... If we
	survive this war...

Kira:
	What? I couldn't
	hear you.

Clint:
	Nothing... I said
	'be careful!'

Kira:
	Yeah... You too.

* VICTORY *

Xeno:
	Yeeeeoooowwww!!!
	You have slain me!...

=======================================================================

(The group are gathered in Shumeria's streets.)

Zohar:
	Xeno was a man very much
	like other men.
	Mankind has ever had an
	insatiable desire for
	knowledge and truth...

Dolan:
	But not everyone kills
	for that desire.

Grog:
	...Well anyway, we still
	gotta deal with Dolf!
	Are we ready to attack
	as we are, Ash?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

* QUESTION *
>	1. Not yet...
>	2. Let's go!

* ANSWER *
>	1. Not yet...

Ash:
	Not yet, we need to
	resupply first!

* ANSWER *
>	2. Let's go!

Ash:
	Let's go! This is the
	final battle!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================================

(Dolf is stood at the head of what looks like a church or palace. Ash's
group are at the entrance, and between them are numerous monsters.)

Dolf:
	Impressive! I greatly
	underestimated you!

Ash:
	Dolf... What are you
	planning?!
	If this continues,
	everyone in Ishtaria
	will wind up dead!
	Do you want to be the
	ruler of a kingdom
	of ghosts?!

Dolf:
	Ho ho. You completely
	misunderstand me!
	It is neither power
	nor glory that I seek...
	It is revenge for the
	death of my father,
	Arris, that I seek!

Eleni:
	Arris the Sage!
	The greatest hero of
	Ishtaria was your
	father?!...

Dolf:
	Father was the greatest
	patriot of our history!
	But he was used and
	thrown away like a
	lump of coal...
	His place in history
	was forgotten even
	as the people...
	enjoyed the prosperity
	that was hard won
	with his blood!
	I vowed I would take
	revenge on those people
	who forgot him!
	It was then that I met
	Xeno and learned of the
	Flames of Judgment...

Zohar:
	Fool! To use such power
	for petty revenge!
	You would destroy the
	world to settle your own
	puny debts?!

Dolf:
	Your words move me not!
	This unclean world
	can only be cleansed
	with fire!

Ash:
	You're wrong!
	Though this world may
	be wicked, life itself
	is precious!
	Good and evil, love and
	hate. Each man contains
	the potential for both.
	You would exterminate
	mankind for their sins?
	I would fight the gods
	themselves to save them!

Dolf:
	Sanctimonious whelp!
	How many souls have you
	yourself released from
	their corporeal bondage?
	Well then... Why don't
	you see if you can
	stop me!

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** BATTLE IN CAPITAL SHUMERIA **

VICTORY = Defeat of Dolf
DEFEAT  = Death of Ash

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* WHEN DOLF IS DEFEATED *

Dolf:
	Fool!... Let's see you
	handle this!

(Explosions erupt around Dolf. When they stop he has become 'Dolf
Dark Angel', a winged, hooded version of himself.)

* WHEN DOLF DARK ANGEL IS DEFEATED *

Dolf:
	Yaaaaarrrrrggg!!!!

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(The group are all gathered around Dolf as he lays on the floor.)

Dolf:
	Uuuuuhhhh.......

Dolan:
	It's finally over...

Dolf:
	F...Father...

Ash:
	Dolf, it's over.
	Let it go.
	Revenge for your father.
	I understand you better
	than you know...
	But after revenge is
	taken, nothing remains
	but a painful scar...
	Dolf, you can
	begin again.
	With your genius you
	could do much to help
	rebuild this country.

Dolf:
	Uggg...
	Help this country?...
	Help this country?!
	You still do not
	understand...
	This country was headed
	for annihilation anyway!
	I am merely accelerating
	and purifying the means
	of its destruction...

Ash:
	...............

Dolf:
	Now the world shall be
	judged as was my father!

Zohar:
	!?!... Dolf, don't do it!
	You must stop!!

Dolf:
	Flames of Judgment!
	Devour all you see!
	Devour our souls!
	Devour the world!!

(An orange ball of energy forms above Dolf. White light flashes,
followed by explosions in the room. Dolf vanishes.)

Dolan:
	With his last effort he
	released the flames!!

Eleni:
	It can't be true!!
	Who can save us now?!

Clint:
	It's no good!
	It keeps expanding!

Ash:
	I'll use Vandal Heart to
	disperse its power!

Zohar:
	Ash, no!!
	It's too dangerous!

Ash:
	Well here goes nothing!
	Yaaaahhhhhh!!!!

(Ash leaps forward into the energy ball and symbols appear suddenly,
then a bright flash. When it fades, Ash is gone.)

Diego:
	Did... Did it work?

Zohar:
	It looks like the flames
	have gone out, but...

Eleni:
	Ash!...
	Where's Ash?!

Darius:
	He... He disappeared
	with the flames...

Eleni:
	No!... Ash!...
	Come back, Ash!!

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ACT VI: A FOOL'S EPITAPH
			    END

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Ash, gone from this world, was never to be seen again...

With Hel and Dolf gone, the Empire quickly crumbled. Ishtaria was once
more set back on the path of democracy. However, the wounds left by the
empire were deep indeed. As a result of the purges which left many
dead, the new government faced a difficult task indeed. In the
countryside, thieves still make their own laws and only the strong can
survive. Ultimately not much changed since before the war started.

People still must make their way by force of their will. It is only
when the people lose this will that evil is able to flourish and
take power.

During this time, Ash's friends began to drift away...

Dolan became a statesman and helped to rebuild Ishtaria.
(Image: Dolan stood on a podium.)

Kira took off by herself on a journey of self-discovery.
(Image: Kira riding a horse across a field by a lake.)

While Clint, new head of the SDF, waited for her return. Recently there
have been rumors that the two will marry.
(Image: Clint sat among Kira's belongings reading a letter.)

Diego returned to Kerachi to continue the family business.
(Image: Diego sat at a desk, looking somewhat bored.)

Amon became Darius' apprentice machine maker.
(Image: Amon tinkering with some cogs and large machinery.)

Sara got a job in a nearby bakery to be close to Amon.
(Image: Sara slumped over the counter staring longingly.)

Grog and Zohar sailed all over the world together.
(Image: Grog standing at the bow of a ship while Zohar sits nearby,
reading from a large book.)

Huxley is always at home working on his stamp collection.
(Image: Huxley holding a stamp with a pair of tweezers with several
stamp books scattered around.)

	The days go by one
	after the other...

(Eleni is sat alone at a desk in a room.)

Eleni:
	The days go by one
	after the other...
	An endless procession
	of tomorrows...
	But nothing new
	to write about...

(Ash's ocarina melody is heard.)

Eleni:
	!!..........
	That ocarina!...
	That melody!...
	Could it be!!

(She walks over to the door and goes outside.)

Eleni:
	It is!...
	Welcome back!...
	I've been waiting
	so long!

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	Congratulations

	You are the master of Vandal Hearts

	Thank you for playing.
	See you in the next episode.

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EXTRA DIALOGUE AND NOTES

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This includes:
	Speech given by people in towns (taverns and dojo)
	Holy Key battles
	Character battle death quotes
	Character train death quotes (4.4)
	Character bridge death quotes (5.2)
	Character river death quotes (5.5)
	Errors in Vandal Hearts script/translation

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SPEECH GIVEN BY PEOPLE IN TOWNS
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======= CAPITAL SHUMERIA ==============================================

Bartender:
	I thought it would get
	better after the war.
	But now everything is
	taxed and you can't walk
	on the streets at night.

Young man:
	The streets are filled
	with criminals and our
	council is filled with
	politicians who only
	care about padding
	their own nests.
	Now it's daily terrorist
	threats. What's going to
	happen to this country?

Woman:
	The terrorists killed
	Mr. Smetana, head of the
	council just 3 days ago...
	They say it was the work
	of the Old Royalists...
	But if you ask me, it
	could have been any of a
	dozen different groups.
	I'm just surprised it
	didn't happen sooner.

Old man:
	If Arris were here to
	see how things have
	turned out...
	I wonder what he would say.


======= PORT CITY MINATO ==============================================

Bartender:
	A ship? I don't think
	you'll have much luck.
	The pirate, Hassan,
	has been prowling
	this area recently.
	Everyone's so afraid
	that all trade has been
	brought to a halt.

Man:
	A relative of mine lives
	on Gillbaris Island, but
	all contact's been cut
	off cause of that damned
	pirate! I hope he's okay.

Old man:
	A monster is living in
	the sand dune near town.
	Pirates in the sea and
	monsters in the sand.
	What's next?

Woman: (after defeating the Death Ant)
	Now I can go back to
	tanning on the dunes!
	Please accept this
	family heirloom
	in return.
(You got the Key of Nova!)
Woman:
	Now if we could only be
	rid of those pirates!


======= YUZU VILLAGE ==================================================

Bartender:
	Thank you for saving us.
	If it wasn't for you, we
	might have been mindless
	zombies forever!

Man:
	Before the revolution,
	the Royal Family made it
	illegal to study the
	ruins. They were afraid
	that archeologists would
	discover that the legend
	about the Royal Family
	and the origins of the
	country were untrue.
	Recently, they found
	out there was an
	advanced civilization
	here long, long ago.

Old man:
	Those Royals were a
	corrupt bunch all right.
	And yet they were of the
	Ashah Dynasty, children
	of Toroah the Messiah.
	Perhaps one day we'll
	all be punished for
	overthrowing them.

Young man:
	I found this weird fruit
	the other day...
	But then I dropped it
	while running away from
	a monster...
	That was right next to
	that cross shaped
	poisonous swamp...

Young man: (if you give him the banana)
	You found that weird
	banana for me!
	It was laying in
	the poison swamp
	so I can't eat it, but
	please take this in
	return! I found it
	near the ruins.
(You got the Key of Earth!)
Young man:
	It's pretty darn
	strange, huh?

======= REMOTE TOWN ===================================================

Bartender:
	Welcome!...Huh?
	Never seen you before!
	Ha. You must have some
	bad luck to materialize
	in this dimension!
Ash:
	???...What are you
	talking about?
Bartender:
	This is a loophole
	in time.
	This is the town at the
	end of the world.

Old Man:
	The flow of time is
	not an absolute.
	It's more like the
	weather. Sometimes
	there are disturbances.
	I've seen birds and
	small dogs come through
	rips in time-space.

Man:
	Most of the people who
	enter a warp just get
	spit out elsewhere,
	but some people wind up
	in this damned town!
	Like me...

Woman:
	You want to leave
	this town? Simple.
	Exit this town and keep
	walking. The winds of
	time will take you
	somewhere, but you can't
	predict when and where
	you will appear.

======= TERASU VILLAGE ================================================

Bartender:
	Before Emperor Hel came
	to power, people thought
	the Royalists were
	behind the terrorist
	attacks.
	But it looks like those
	were lies spread by
	Hel's party.

Young Man:
	The Empire has been
	doing strange things.
	On one hand they're busy
	stamping out rebels.
	On the other hand
	they're digging up ruins.
	What's going on?

Woman:
	The army's made up of
	criminals and thugs.
	But the Crimson Guards
	are something different.
	I've heard that at the
	top there are 5 Crimson
	Generals.
	It is said that none
	has ever been bested in
	personal combat.

======= KHANOS CITY ===================================================

Bartender:
	I'm not afraid of these
	army boys...
	But the leaders of the
	Crimson Guard are
	really scary...

Man:
	Archeologists have made
	great finds recently.
	They discovered that an
	ancient advanced
	civilization existed
	and something called a
	train that runs between
	Kerachi and the capital.

Old Man:
	The civilization that
	they just discovered...
	That must be the Biruni
	Empire described in
	the Holy Tome.
	Then what happened to
	the Flames of Judgment
	that destroyed it?

======= TRADE CITY KERACHI ============================================

Bartender:
	This town owes it all
	to Carlo Lisbon.
	Maybe he does do some
	shady deals, but if
	not for him...

Old Man:
	Have you seen our
	precious train?
	'Tis a wonderous relic
	from a dead civilization.
	It runs all the
	way to the capital!

Woman:
	It's so strange...
	What could destroy
	a culture that made
	something as incredible
	as the train?
	Maybe they're still
	alive somewhere...

Man:
	I collect strange and
	rare things objects.
	But it looks like
	there's nothing in these
	parts to interest me.
	Where are the 3 sacred
	treasures everyone is
	looking for?

* IF PLAYER GIVES MAN MACROMAN, TAROT AND RAMEN *

Man:
	I collect strange and
	rare things objects.
	You have them!!!
	The 3 sacred treasures!
	The magical macroman!
	The legendary rider card!
	The fabled heavy ramen!
	I admire your good
	taste. Please add this
	to your collection!

	You got the Key of Chaos!
Man:
	One man's garbage is
	another man's treasure.

======= PIONEER TOWN SORBO ============================================

Bartender:
	This is the last town
	on the frontier.
	But the legends claim
	that a magical city lies
	beyond here.

Man:
	Better be careful
	'round these parts!
	We got monsters and
	villains of all sorts
	around here.

Old Man:
	The Torog mountains are
	the homes of the gods!
	Before you go, you had
	best make your peace
	with them!

======= FRONTIER VILLAGE ==============================================

Bartender:
	It's rare to have
	visitors in these parts.
	Have a nice stay
	while you're here.

Man:
	There's nothing to see
	around here.
	Nuthin in my granddad's
	day, nuthin in my dad's
	day and nuthin in my day.
	They'll probably be
	nuthin here in my son's
	day either.

Woman:
	You think we're an
	ancient people?
	Ha ha ha. Well my
	granddad is over 100!

* AFTER BATTLE ON TSUKUE PLAINS *

Bartender:
	Thank you.
	That was my brother that
	you saved on the
	Tsukue Plains.	

Man:
	We threw away our
	culture...
	But I often long for the
	greatness and majesty
	of our ancestors.

Woman:
	I'm frightened by
	monsters around here...
	But it's better than the
	evil power that our
	people created!

Old Man:
	We just want to live our
	lives in peace...
	If you'll keep our
	village's secret, I'll
	give you a tip...
	In the dragon's lair,
	search the center of the
	smallest lava lake.
	What you find will be
	of great use to you!

======= GLASGOW TOWN ==================================================

Bartender:
	The Empire is finished.
	Emperor Hel's death was
	the final nail in the
	coffin, no pun intended.
	Now everyone's rushing
	to line up on the side
	of the rebels.

Man:
	The imperial army has
	fallen to pieces all over
	the country.
	But the Crimson Guard
	still strikes fear into
	the heart of their foes.

Old Man:
	Now everyone's screaming
	for a revolution, but...
	they say that a country
	always gets the leaders
	it deserves, don't they?
	
Weird Man:
	?!... Do I know
	you stranger?
	Art thou the hero
	eternal?...
	Nay, I was mistook!

* IF THE PLAYER HAS 5 PRISMS *

Weird Man:
	?!... Do I know
	you stranger?
	Thou art the hero
	eternal!! The holder
	of the 5 prisms!
	Take the final key
	oh great one!

You got the Key of Heaven.

Mystery Man:
	At last my journey is
	finally over...

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	DOJO
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* GUIDANCE *

Dojo:
	Listen carefully.

(After reading any of the following, he says...)

Dojo:
	Is there anything else
	you wish to know?

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** GROWTH **

Dojo:
	It is the goal of every
	man to attain the highest
	rank in his profession!
	After reaching levels
	10 and 20, you may come
	here to learn new skills.
	Always strive to find
	the best in yourself.

** 7 POWERS **

Dojo:
	The 7 classes correspond
	to the 7 powers that
	Toroah mastered.
	They are: Knight, Armor,
	Archer, Airman, Mage,
	Priest, and Monk.
	You must choose wisely
	in order to create a
	well-balanced party.

** HINTS **

Dojo:
	Sword defeats bow,
	bow defeats air
	and air defeats sword.
	Armor is strong but slow
	Mages are weak but wise
	Monks use word and claw.
	Always remember these
	basic rules before you
	engage your foe in war.

** LEGEND **

Dojo:
	Toroah underwent severe
	trials to master the 7
	powers of war.
	If you seek true power,
	you must undergo the 6
	trials just as Toroah.
	Remember that each door
	must first be unlocked
	by a key...

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* ADVANCE *

(Select a character level 10+ or 20+.)

Dojo:
	<Character name> can advance to
	the following classes.

(Select a class.)

Dojo:
	Do you wish to advance
	to this class?

(Pick 'YES' or 'NO'. 'NO' will take you back one screen. 'YES' will go
to the next screen.)

Dojo:
	By the power of the gods
	of light and darkness...
	Grant this soul new
	wisdom and powers in the
	service of mankind!

(White light. When it fades, your character has advanced.)

Dojo:
	<Character's name> has advanced to
	the class of <Class>!
(The following only occurs if you need different weapon types.)
	Here are weapons and
	armor to match your
	new skills.
	Your old possessions
	will be sent to the
	supply wagon.

Dojo:
	Does anyone else seek
	advancement?

(If your character is not level 10+ or 20+, this message comes up...)

Dojo:
	<Character's name> needs more
	experience before
	seeking advancement.

(If your character has already ascended to their Level 3 Class...)

Dojo:
	But <Character's name> has already
	achieved the highest
	possible class!

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* LEAVE DOJO *

Dojo:
	Keep the faith.

(Exits to previous town/village.)

(If Ash is carrying any of the special key items, the priest will stop
 you for a moment.)

Dojo:
	Hold for a moment!
	Is that one of the holy
	keys that you have?
	Those are to be held
	only by the chosen one.
	Do you wish to undergo
	the Trials of Toroah?

(Player selects "Transform" or "Forget it", this assumes you have
 selected "Transform".)

Dojo:
	Then may your soul be
	sent to the spirit world
	for judgment!!!
	Fare thee well!!!

(After beating the trial...)

Dojo:
	Well done!!
	You survived the trial.
	You have returned with
	one of the prisms which
	holds the soul of Toroah!
	You have taken one more
	step on the path to
	enlightenment.
	We will keep this key
	for the next traveler
	who seeks the true path!
	Always keep the faith!

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CHARACTER BATTLE DEATH QUOTES

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(The following messages are displayed if a character is defeated in
normal battle.)

Ash:
	Aaaaaaargh!!!

Diego:
	Urk! They got me!
	See ya later!

Clint:
	Damn! Sorry, I've got
	to fall back!

Clint 2:
	Argh! Kira!...
	I'm sorry!...

Eleni:
	Eeeeek!
	I've got to retreat!

Huxley:
	Yeowch!! I must make a
	strategic withdrawal!

Kira:
	Oh! Lucky shot!
	Gotta sit this one out!

Grog:
	Uggg!... Ya got me!
	Time to retreat!

Dolan:
	Ouch! I must beat a
	hasty retreat!

Sara:
	I must retreat!
	Good luck!

Amon:
	Sorry I couldn't be
	more help!...

Zohar:
	Gyahh!!...
	I shall return!...

Clive:
	!!! Sorry Ash!
	I've got to retreat!

Darius:
	You creeps!
	I won't forget this!!

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CHARACTER TRAIN DEATH QUOTES

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(The following messages are displayed if a character is on a car that
is disconnected during the magic train battle in Act IV.)

Ash:
	Rats!!
	They've gotten away!...

Diego:
	Whoa!!
	It can't be!!

Clint:
	Boy do I feel stupid!!


Eleni:
	But we've come so far!


Huxley:
	What...
	I can't hear you!...

Grog:
	Yaah! What's going on?

Dolan:
	Damn!
	We were too slow!

Amon:
	I guess we blew it!

Sara:
	No way!!!

Zohar:
	It's no use!
	They've won!

Darius:
	Hell!! They're smarter
	than they look!

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CHARACTER BRIDGE DEATH QUOTES

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(The following messages are displayed if a character is on a bridge
that is destroyed during the Torog Mountains battle in Act V.)

Ash:
	The bridge...
	No!!

Diego:
	Whoa. We're goin'
	down!

Clint:
	Look out below!!


Eleni:
	An explosion?
	Yaaaaaaaaah!!


Huxley:
	Ufffff!
	I'm falling!...

Kira:
	The bridge!!...

Grog:
	The explosion..
	Whoaaaaa!!!

Dolan:
	What the?!...
	The bridge is...!

Amon:
	Did I hear a switch?!...
	Waaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Sara:
	Damn! Who pressed
	the switch!

Zohar:
	Watch out! Don't hit
	that switch yet!!...

Darius:
	Why you stupid fool!...

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CHARACTER RIVER DEATH QUOTES

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(The following messages are displayed if a character is in the riverbed
when the sluice gate is opened, in the frontier village battle in
Act V. NOTE: I was unable to get Darius' line for this part, as I had
made him into a Hawknight which prevented him from drowning! If anyone
can let me know what it is I'd appreciate it. mglanville@hotmail.com)

Ash:
	Huh? What's this water?
	Yaaaah!!!

Diego:
	Hey! Who released
	the water?!

Clint:
	We can't swim with
	all this armor!...


Eleni:
	Eeeyaaah!!!
	Why is the water...


Huxley:
	No! I wasn't meant
	to drown!

Kira:
	No!
	The flow is too fast!

Grog:
	All sailors can swim,
	but this is too much!

Dolan:
	Damn it! After all
	we've been through!

Amon:
	We'll be swept away!

Sara:
	Oh no! My clothes will
	be soaked!

Zohar:
	The water velocity is
	too strong!!

Darius:
	<?????????????????> 	*see above

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ERRORS IN THE VANDAL HEARTS SCRIPT/TRANSLATION

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1.	Ash's last name is Lambert. We know this because he says it
	numerous times when he meets knew people. However, during the
	scene after the battle on the Rhine Bridge (the one which
	explodes), Ash and Eleni are talking down by the river at
	night. Eleni calls Ash "Mr. Lambard"! Is this a fault by Konami
	or is it supposed to be like that, suggesting that Eleni wasn't
	paying attention when Ash introduced himself?!
2.	The man in the tavern in Kerachi says:
		"I collect strange and rare things objects."
	Well, this is just weird. Either he collects rare things or
	rare objects, surely not rare things objects!

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Vandal Hearts (TM) is an original game developed by KONAMI COMPUTER
ENTERTAINMENT TOKYO KONAMI CO., LTD. reserves all copyrights,
trademarks, and other industrial property rights with respect to this
game.

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