Received: 10 Mar 1998 14:28:57 -0000

XENOGEARS:

This is a plot intensive walkthru for the beginiinh of Xenogears.
It has only a few pieces of info related to actual gameplay.
I didn't bother too much with discussing item locale or any of
that stuff. You should have fun exploring. Keep in mind Xenogears is very
different than standard RPGs. It is mostly story w/ bits of interactivity
sqeezed in between. I am not finished with the game but I understand
this is even more so on disk 2! I will be back with more story in April!
Jon Chang: grind@interactive8.com

OPENING CINEMA:

As a large space ship which houses many people apporaches a new planet
they detect and a biomechanical organism living inside the planet. When
they try to take action the computer is infected by a virus! The crew
frantically tries to contain this but when it becomes clear this is 
impossible the captain orders the ship abandoned. As the ship turns 
on the people on board and fleeing the captain orders the ship to 
self destruct. The wreckage is left on the planets surface and a 
mysterious woman rises raked form the fetal position to look 
at the sunset.

TEXT SCREEN:

100 years later a war is happening on the planet between Kisleaid
and Ave'. It has been going on for so long in stalemate no one
even remembers when it began. But there is an event which changes
the balance of war. A church finds and repaired weapons found in
some ruins. These weapons are GEAR EARTHERS. From this point on
the war becomes much more intense! Kisleib begins to win this war
and a small faction called Gabura asks for Ave's help against the
Kisleib. Ave' agrees. The story begins here in a frontier village
called Kihara.

OMEN:

FEI:Pieces of shit!
FEI: AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!(yelling as he attacks)
FEI:(knocks down other gear) Gotcha!

Gear rises again.

FEI: What's going on!? I try and try but I can't kill him!
     Is he immortal?

SHITAN:(wearing glasses) Stop this you can't fight here!
FEI:Damn it! You bastard nuisance!(to Shitan)
FEI: What? Why how did I get into this situation?

Pull back to painting.

FEI: I've really got it! I'm going to take a rest.


HELPER IN ROOM ADJACENT:

HELPER: Hi Fei! So full of energy huh? Already it's been 3 years since 
you came to this village! You were hurt badly and we didn't think you 
would make it...You were brought here that day by a guy in a strange mask.
He must've been your father. You don't remember do you? You kept
crying "Father! Father!"

FLASHBACK INSET:

LI:(head of ville) Who is it? Who are you? Have you come to leave this boy?

HELPER AGAIN:

HELPER: But you overcame all that and look how strong you've become!
We all owe a great debt to master Li. If not for his kindness you
wouldn't be here. Be sure to thank him!


UPSTAIRS MAIN FLOOR:

People stand in a diamond on the right. They are Timothy(left), Timothy's
Father(top), Li(right) and Aruru's Uncle(bottom)

LI: Oh Fei it's you! I want to talk about the marriage of Timothy and Aruru.
How come you don't have a girlfriend? When I was your age I had a
girlfriend and brought her here everyday. Even though you're a
freeloader you can do the same(snicker). **Cough Cough**
I have some important affairs to take care of please excuse me.

ARURU'S UNCLE(that seems to be wearing a dress?!!!): I have mixed
feelings she was so little! I can't believe she's getting married!

TIMOTHY'S FATHER: Timothy is a lucky man. Aruru is both beautiful
and kind! Please celebrate their marraige!

TIMOTHY CONVERSATION:

TIM(othy):Hi Fei I want to talk to Chief Li about my marriage.
FEI:At least you'll be married tomorrow.
TIM: But I can't believe it!
FEI:I really appreciate you guys. When I arrived here 3 years ago I woke
up with amnesia. I didn't know ho I was or where I was. But Aruru cheered
me, I don't know what would've become of me without her. Good luck! Be happy
from the bottom of my heart!
TIM: You flatter me. We've known each other since you were a little brat and 
from
this moment on we are freinds!
FEI: I hope so too.
TIM:Talk to Aruru! I have to talk to Li and her Uncle.

---end convers.

SERVING GIRL: Li thinks of you as his grandson. He lived alone for a very long 
time
so you are very dear to him. Please don't do anything that would make him upset!

DAN CONVERSATION(triggered when you attmept to exit the building)

DAN:Brother Fei you're here!I've got to talk to you.
FEI: Lively as ever eh Dan?
TIM:Dan what're you doing busting in here?
DAN: Timothy? You're here too? Leave me be! I'm Aruru's brother you have
no relationship to me yet! I want to talk to brother Fei. Fei please speak with
me outside!
FEI:What's so important we can't talk of it here?
DAN:I've got to talk to you man to man! I'll be out front. ...So long 
Timothy...(exits)
FEI: What's his problem?
TIM:I don't know! He'll be my brother tomorrow?!!!


VILLAGE:

Talk to some people and you get pretty mundane stuff. About the wedding, 
Li will try and figure out which crops to plant. There's a young boy on the
roof of a bi-domed house who wants to fly like God. A young woman
in the center of town finds it peculiar that women never leave
the town they are born and die there. She asks you if you find
this strange top is "yes" bottom is "no". Nothing to significant
here...There is a shop that sells heal items.
Aquasol (HP 50)
Rosesol (EP 10)
Omegasol(both but not in battle)
Tent (We all know this one)
There is long wooden shack/house this is the training room. Avoid they
take 25 gp for their time and it's all control issues anyway...
There is a hut with the Rock Paper Sissors champ of the town. He'll 
play you for 50 gp. Top "yes" bottom "no". Trust me "no". He NEVER LOSES!
If you do want to try the choices are (top to bot) rock, siccor, paper.
Bets thing is to go down stairs talk to the old guy who asks you if you
like the town. Top "yes" bottom "no". Yes gets you 120 gp. I never answered no.
There's a tavern with a lot of drunk and sarcatsic people. You can ignore them
except the 2 guys at the table who tell you :

YOUNG MAN:If you go through the forseet of the the Black Month
you will arrive at Ave' the land of giant fire! Should I go there for work?
There's lots of sex and booze there! I'll risk it!

OLD MAN: It's dangerous to go there. There's a big lizard like a 
kimono dragon there!(this turns out to be a huge understatement)

On the balcony/roof of the tavern there is a little girl who points out
the way to the Black Month Forest. Her father works in Ave'. She hopes
he'll come and take her and her mother there.

Find Dan and begin..

DAN CONVERSATION 2:
The gist of this is Dan wants Fei to marry his sister. To take
her and run away so they can be happy. You'll be given a choice.
The top is "yes" the bottom "no". I said no and stumbled into
Aruru's house. Her mother blocks the door but will let you in. Go
upstairs and meet Aruru. She and Fei have a sort of shy coy love
thing going on between them. This goes back and forth for a few
moments. Fei mentions his encounter with Dan and Aruru tells Fei
that she sent him to get the cameras and junk for the wedding. He
says that Dan is a little to young to be trusted and he'll get
them from the professors hosue on the mt. She suddenly blurts out
about it's a shame she can't marry someone from outside the
village.Fei leaves. She wonders about the thread of fate.

Leave the village for the castle on the Mt.
(oh the first sign you will come to says

SHITAN'S HOUSE:

Go into the door on the ground floor of the tower. You will find
Shitan's wife and child preparing dinner. They will tell you
Shitan is out back. There are 3 floors above this, although
there's nothing to do there there is a cool telescope on the
third floor. When you go out back Shintan is working on a "land
crab" that's propped up on his shed. He's trying to fix it but
it's beyond repair. Inside there is a rare item from the ruins.


FEI: That song is familiar. I don't know why...That's good isn't it?
SHITAN: Sorry I kept you waiting. Music is amazing eh? It reminds you
of your past, memory, feelings whether you wish it or not.
FEI: What is this?
SHITAN: This was discovered in the ruins. It is a kind of music box
it'still a little broken though. In old times it would bring tears to
some people's eyes and joy to others.
FEI: ....
SHITAN: What brings you here today?
FEI: I came to borrow your camera and lights for the wedding.
SHITAN: Oh that's tomorrow already? I'll go get everything ready. My wife's
cooking dinner would you like to eat with us?
FEI: Sure I will.
SHITAN: I have to clean up the garage could you go play w/Midari(his daughter)?
FEI: OK. But I'll eat before you join us.
SHITAN: hehe take your time!
FEI: When I listen to this music I feel strange. I feel warm inside.
SHITAN: I guess an old spirit must live inside you.
FEI:...
SHITAN: A stable life is good for Timothy and Aruru. I'm going to adjust 
the gyro on the land crab and then eat.
exit FEI...statue shatters
SHITAN: It's like an open...Is it starting?


Dinner is finsihed with usual pleasnatries exchanged. Not much
else. Fei leaves and everyone wishes him a safe trip. Shitan
walks him out. On the way back we see the Gears fly by. The beginning seq
was a prophecy of the future! Not a memory!!! Shitan joins Fei. They run to
the village and find Timothy and Aruru who are searching for Dan in the 
battle. Shitan insits they must get to safety and Fei says he will find Dan
if he is in town. Fei searches outside while Shitan will searhc the houses.
Timothy and Aruru relucantly leave. FMV seq w/ Fei jumping into Gear.
Shitan protests. There is a battle.

SHITAN: Somewhere inside Fei ,ay awaken the spirit of ancient battle.

He finds Dan after this who was trying to save the wedding dress apparently
passed from Aruru's mother to her. We see Fei fighting.

SHITAN:  Fei has got the special gear. They must have it. He is suffering
his nightmare and doom.

Dan tries to intervene as well but Timothy reappears to get
gunned down by a gear. Fei goes beserk ala Evangelion and wastes
the town. Gears and people. When he awakes he has lost memory of
the battle or is simply unaware of his actions? Dna calls him a
murdere and the survivors of the town shun him Shitan suggests he
should leave and take the gear or the enemy will return. Fei
curses the gear and leaves on foot w/out it.


FOREST OF THE BLACK MONTH:

Eventually you will come accross a young woman names Ele(eleheyem)
she is the pilot of the gear Fei used. She refers to people who 
live on the planet as Lams. She says she has killed any Lam that 
got near to her and Fei should leave. She thinks he is an assain.
He keeps coming she shoots him and is then attacked by 2 forest
baddies. He cries "leave Ele alone" yet she has not introduced
herself by name yet.

Enter FMV where he as a boy yells at w alking column "Wait! Wait! Don't leave 
me!"
A woman figure comes up to him and offers him a hand.

Return to present.They are walking around in the day when they get
into an argument about who's repsonsibility for the massacre at Kisleib.
She claims she has no responsibility and they would've never wiped the
village if he hadn't attacked them. He goes into a suicidal rant and she
walks off to enter her own fmv seq where it becomes clear she was involved
in a similar incident. When she goes to talk to him you have a boss fight.

After this Shitan and Ele have a conversation while Fei sleeps by the fire.
They converse in a language that is not of terrestrial origin and we
are hinted at that Shitan knows a lot more than he's been letting on.
He asks Ele to leave but she wants apologize for her remarks about
his responsibility in the massacre. She says she always was taught to
hate Lams because she is Abau, the chosen people of god. Lams are there slaves.
Shitan wants to know why Ele would want to apologize to a slave. She has
gained respect for Lams through FEI's slefless bravery earlier. However
she leaves.

End of this installment.