Scenario Overlay Guide by DeeBlackthorne

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BREATH OF FIRE V:  DRAGON QUARTER                    Specifications
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For those interested in the story aspect of Dragon Quarter, here is a list of
scenarioes I came across as I played through the title.  If you would like to
add to the list, please tell me the number of times you had to reset in order
to see the sequence, when it came up, and a brief synopsis of what happened.

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Revised contact information and made minor edits to some passages.  Added in
explicit content about the possibility of some SOL scenes appearing in 
different trigger spots.  Added “Notes” section to cover additional content
for some scenes.  Added THIRD WALKTHROUGH [FIRST COMPLETION] results, cited
by Deona Lindholm.

First edition of walkthrough.

These events are in no specific order.  As far as I can tell, some scenes are
"unlocked" depending on how far you get in the prior walkthrough.  

Accordingly, I have arranged the sequences according to the number of play
throughs.  For example, the FIRST PLAYTHROUGH will list all the SOL sequences
I saw after resetting once; the SECOND PLAYTHROUGH will list sequences I saw
after resetting twice, and so forth.  Note well -- these are only SOL scenes
(when the red SOL flashes on the screen during a cut scene).

Also, some scenes may take place at different points in the game.  For 
example, the scene entitled “Wake Up, Little One” triggered at BioLift 1F on
my first playthrough.  On my second playthrough, it appeared before the
introductory sequence.  Please be advised that these discrepancies do exist
in the game (for whatever reason), and that, at best, I’ll fill in another
appropriate trigger spot.

By the way, the titles of the sequences are descriptions I just made up.

Is this a spoiler-proof file?  I'm afraid not.  If anything, I'm trying to 
make sense of the story just like everyone else who's playing this game.  I'm
trying to keep all my characters straight.  Assuming that you made SOME kind
of progress as you played through the adventure, I don't think I'm telling
you things that you already didn't know.

Read at your own risk.

And to clarify...
  Trigger = where the event takes place in the game
  Scene   = a brief description of the opening of the SOL scene
  Event   = what happens in the SOL scene
  Plot    = the relevance to the story (my opinion of it, anyway)
  Notes   = alternate versions, possible outcomes/reinterpretations of scene

  =  Bosch's Intentions
  =  LowSector Junction
  =  Wake Up, Little One
  =  He's Insane
  =  Premonition
  =  Lin's Premiere
  =  On Opposite Sides
  =  Gasp
  =  Bioengineering
  =  The Operating Table
  =  Conviction
  =  Origin's Orders
  =  Foolishness
  =  Vengeance on Mankind
  =  Stalker

  =  Contemplation
  =  Privileged Communication
  =  The Bloody Child
  =  He Must Die
  =  Affirmation
  =  The Imperative
  =  Prophecy
  =  Threads of Fate

  =  Her
  =  An Old Friend
          --  Thanks to Deona Lindholm [] for supplying
              this information.
  =  Guilt
  =  Help Me
          --  Thanks to Robert Torres [] for supplying this

Stopping Point:  BioCorp Labs 5F at Frozen Road
Circumstance  :  I couldn't access the Old Waste Shaft to pick up Lin's LV1
                 skill, "There!"  I forgot about it.  Oops.
D-Counter     :  14.28%


  Trigger:  Rangers' Meeting with Captain Zeno -- Ranger HQ 2F
  Scene:    Bosch asks if he can speak to Captain Zeno in private.  She
            agrees, and Captan Zeno excuses Ryu from the room.
  Event:    Cut scene to Bosch and Zeno.  Bosch says that his D-ratio is 
            worthy of a high ranking position, and he's tired of doing grunt
            work.  All he needs is something to boost his reputation.  Zeno
            dismisses him from the office.  Bosch gives her a parting smirk,
            " long as you understand my position."
  Plot:     Bosch is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve success,
            even if it means betraying his former comrade.

  Trigger:  Taking the lift from Ranger HQ to LowSector Junction
  Scene:    Ryu walks ahead of Bosch and stops at the stairs descending into
            the Junction path.  He watches people walk through the corridor.
  Event:    Um... that's it, really.
  Plot:     It's just a glimpse into the way of life for man underground.

  Trigger:  Entrance into Path to BioLift 1F
  Scene:    Nina sits up on an operating table alone.  A doll is sitting to
            her left.  A professor approaches her from the next room.
  Event:    Nina asks what happened to her.  The professor doesn't answer
            her directly.  He only says that, with her help, they'll be able
            to get rid of the underground air pollution in various sectors.
            The professor is very optimistic about his "creation."  Nina is,
            predictably enough, very scared.
  Plot:     When the rangers attempt to kill Ryu in LowSector, she uses her
            powers to purify the poison, which inevitably takes a toll on 
            her body.  A professor "engineered" Nina to become a purifying
            genic; however, as a prototype, she isn't durable.
  Note:     This SOL can also precede the Introduction sequence on a second
            or subsequent walkthrough.

  Trigger:  Exit from Path to BioLift 3F
  Scene:    The commander of Trinity hears about Nina's engineering.
  Event:    He scoffs about this to another officer.  The commander thinks
            the professor is insane for creating the genic.  The officer
            contends that people are dying because of the air pollution,
            and that options to combat this were limited.
  Plot:     The commander eventually hires out Lin to retrieve Nina from
  Note:     In an alternate version, the commander requests Cupid, a purple-
            haired operative of Trinity, if the group would take action.   
            Cupid replies, “You must understand; we only do what we do.”

  Trigger:  After Lin's attack at BioLift Rail  
  Scene:    Ryu sees a shadowy gray figure ahead of him in his dream.
  Event:    The presence tells Ryu that the dragon has chosen him -- a 
            dragon whose powers destroyed the world 1,000 years ago.  He
            must embrace his fate.
  Plot:     Hmm, it seems that Ryu, again, was in the right place at the
            right time.  The dead dragon's soul made contact with him at
            the Genic Accumulator, and now this presence confirms that
            special contact with the dragon.  Much of the adventure will
            focus around Ryu's link to this being.

  Trigger:  Entrance to Old Waste Shaft 2F
  Scene:    Lin meets her commander to discuss a reconnaissance mission.
  Event:    The commander tells Lin that BioCorp has a humanoid -- Nina --
            in captivity.  Lin reacts with shock.  The commander adds,
            "This will show you just how dirty our world has become."
  Plot:     Lin meets Ryu on her mission and joins his team after
            finding him with Nina.

  Trigger:  Exiting Danger Room on Old Waste Shaft 4F
  Scene:    Ryu wants to rest in the bed chamber.  Nina walks ahead to the
            next room and Lin and Ryu sit/lean on the bed.
  Event:    Lin taunts Ryu by asking if he wants to know about Nina's real
            identity, but she confesses that she doesn't know either.  She
            chastizes Ryu for trying to save the people of the underground.
  Plot:     This is one of the preliminary sequences that we see in order
            to learn of Nina's true existence as an experimental genic.

  Trigger:  Defeating the Rogue Rangers in LowSector
  Scene:    Nina trails behind Lin and Ryu, starts coughing, and falls to
            the floor.  Ryu checks on her.
  Event:    Lin learns that Nina's purification mechanics are damaging to
            her body.  She suggests that they escort Nina back to the lab
            to be sure of what happened.
  Plot:     This is another sequence related to Nina's backstory.

  Trigger:  Entrance to CorpLabs 1F
  Scene:    Lin walks down a hall leading to the laboratory.
  Event:    She finds several genic bodies encased in sealed protoplasm
            containers.  She stops in front of one of the vials, aghast
            at the body inside.  She calls the scientists "madmen" for
            creating such a prototype.
  Plot:     Another part of Nina's backstory.  I have to admit, though --
            seeing Nina's body minus the head manufactured in one of 
            these containers was a bit... unexpected.  I thought they
            just glued the wings on her and that was that.  

  Trigger:  Entrance to the Laboratory Room on CorpLabs 3F South
  Scene:    Nina looks into the operating room, triggering a flashback.
  Event:    It seems as if the operation were successful.  Nina is asleep
            on the operating table.  The flashback immediately ends.
  Plot:     This explains why Nina freaks out in the presence of the
            professor.  Strangely enough, if Nina is the main character
            and you talk to the professor, he scolds Nina for being dirty
            and decides to make replaceable ventilators for the next model.

  Trigger:  Exiting Danger Room on Frozen Road 3F
  Scene:    Ryu contemplates Nina's fate as he rests on the floor.  Lin
            stands next to him, listening.
  Event:    Ryu recalls what the professor said concerning Nina's health in
            the underground.  He asks Lin if she thinks Nina is a "thing,"
            and then reestablishes his goal -- to help Nina survive by
            taking her to the sky.  Lin admires his goal, stating that he is
            passionate about saving her, even if such a sky no longer exists
            in this world.
  Plot:     It creates a generic goal of the characters reaching the surface.

  Trigger:  Entrance to IndustOne 1F
  Scene:    A bizarre ranger holds up a card from High Regent Origin.  He
            looks to the partially revealed person across from him and looks
            excited about the assignment.
  Event:    The ranger and his goons willingly take on High Regent Origin's
            assignment -- surely it's to destroy Ryu and his teammates.  The
            scene also reveals a partially revealed young man (?) who serves
            as Origin's messenger.
  Plot:     Zeno failed.  It's time to step things up.  (Trying to find
            other cameo appearances in this game.  The scene features Cupid,
            a Regent, who bears a strange resemblance with Teepo of BoF3.)

  Trigger:  Exiting Danger Room on IndustOne 3F
  Scene:    The Trinity commander sits at his desk, checking in with Lin via
            the radio.
  Event:    It seems this event takes place just after Lin's successful
            assault at the lift train from BioCorp, in which she frees Nina
            from the cargo hold.  Lin's mission seems to sync with Ryu's.
            She believes it's possible that she can save Nina by taking her
            to the surface.
  Plot:     It gives more context to the CONVICTION scene.  Both Ryu and Lin
            have similar goals, thus making them more formidable allies.

  Trigger:  After defeating either Geegagis or Deegon, IndustTwo 2F
  Scene:    One of the Council talks to an unidentified man with red eyes in
            the chambers.
  Event:    The councilperson inquires about the use of the Dark Rangers.
            The mysterious man hesitates, then says that perhaps he enjoys
            seeing mankind writhe in pain in the underground world.  The
            councilperson agrees, noting that the surface world (albeit
            destroyed?) is still "peaceful."  For now, the two agree that it
            is best to wait patiently and keep an eye on Ryu.
  Plot:     Advances the Ryu's dragonhood story.  The man is identified as
            Elyon, the High Regent Origin.

  Trigger:  MidSector Borrough
  Scene:    Ryu, Lin, and Nina are overlooking the flooded pathway into the
            Old TradeSector zone.
  Event:    Lin reassures Nina that there is only a bit farther to go before
            they reach Trinity Headquarters.  Before they embark into the
            tunnel, Lin feels as if she's being watched.  She startles, then
            shirks it off.
  Plot:     Huh?  Who's the guy checking out her tail?  (Corny.)

Stopping Point:  Geovator Terminal
Circumstance:    Agh, my D-Counter was way too high after fighting all those
D-Counter:       91.28%


  Trigger:  Defeating Boss Ant, Old Waste Shaft 6F
  Scene:    The regents are gathered around a table to discuss the fate of
            mankind after the dragon made contact with Ryu.
  Event:    Hortensia tells the other regents of her incomplete vision.  
            She prophesizes that mankind "will grow wings" to reach the 
            surface world once more, but another regent sees that mankind is
            not yet prepared for that level of responsibility.
  Plot:     The regents foresee the eventual challenge that becomes Ryu, for
            he possesses the power that destroyed the world once before.  
            If only they weren't so cryptic with their philosophy would they
            make their apprehensions clear...

  Trigger:  Exiting Danger Room on IndustOne 3F
  Scene:    While Ryu and Nina rest in the hallway, Lin's further down the
            corridor on her underground communicator.  Who is she talking to?
  Event:    Mebeth is on the other end, presumably, asking about the status
            of her mission.  Lin's on her way to Trinity Pit with Nina and
            Ryu, and not surprisingly, her teammates are within earshot.
  Plot:     It's the other half of the conversation -- see FOOLISHNESS above.

  Trigger:  Entering IndustTwo 1F
  Scene:    It's a flashback sequence involving a kid who strangely resembles
            Bosch... let's see.
  Event:    The flashback reveals a frightened little Bosch going up against 
            a Duke Leader.  His father, Vexacion, is encouraging him from the
            sidelines.  After taming his fear, the boy slays the monster and
            screams in joy.
  Plot:     Such encouragement in childhood helped create the present Bosch
            as we know him, a calculating battler who will never cease to
            be the best.

  Trigger:  Exiting IndustTwo 3F
  Scene:    A high ranger hears word of Zeno's death as Bosch comes down the
            hallway of BioCorp.  He's trying to figure out what happened.
  Event:    Bosch is silent and the fellow ranger reprimands him for leaving
            his comrade to die.  Calling him a coward prompts Bosch to lash
            out -- he cuts off his hand!  Impulse notwithstanding, Bosch
            formulates a plan to annihilate Ryu with the help of a certain
  Plot:     Bosch was defeated twice by Ryu and will stop at nothing to repay
            the favor -- in this case, death.  He's certainly a psychotic
            one, isn't he?  In any case, this is the SOL cutscene before the 
            one in which Bosch convinces the professor at BioCorp to implant
            the dragon genic modification inside of him.

  Trigger:  After Speaking with Mebeth, Trinity Pit
  Scene:    Mebeth peers out of his office as Ryu walks away.
  Event:    Another Trinity member questions Ryu's loyalty.  Mebeth defends
            him, saying that he believes Ryu is among the Chosen.
  Plot:     Advances Ryu's dragon storyline.

  Trigger:  Exiting Danger Room on OldSector D (Nina's Medicine Quest)
  Scene:    After defeating the last Garpike, Ryu picks up a green jar.  It
            looks like a medicine of some sort.
  Event:    Lin discloses her mission to Ryu though he seemed well aware of
            it.  Though Lin abducted Nina to save her from BioCorp, she is
            painfully aware that Trinity doesn't have the equipment to save
            her -- their medicine simply postpones her wear and tear.
            She wants to stop the further production of genics like Nina in
            order to avoid senseless death of innocents.
  Plot:     Supplements Lin's origin story.

  Trigger:  Defeating Bosch at Lifeline Top West
  Scene:    Vexacion sits at the regent's table contemplating.
  Event:    Vexacion predicts that Ryu will bring light to the world.
  Plot:     Advances Ryu's dragonhood story.

  Trigger:  Defeating Daemoned on PowerOne Roof
  Scene:    Jezuit and Hortensia are talking to one another inside of the
            Centre.  Jezuit teases her.
  Event:    Hortensia does not believe Ryu is yet strong enough to command
            the light, as she directly refers to his D-ratio.  (Yeah, 
            considering the kid at LowSector LONG ago had a better one...)
            Jezuit believes otherwise and jokingly suggests a friendly
  Plot:     Advances Ryu's dragon storyline -- sets up conclusion.

Stopping Point:  Completed the game with a ratio of 1/32.
Circumstance  :  I finished the game.
D-Counter     :  Inapplicable

  Trigger:  Examine the doll on the operating table in Bio Labs B2.
  Scene:    See THE OPERATING TABLE, First Walkthrough.
  Event:    The scientist and an assistant are conversing off scene as Nina
            sits and kicks her feet at the operating table.  The assistant
            asks if such secrecy is needed for this operation, and the
            scientist responds with, “Secrecy?  That’s one reason… but tools
            don’t need to talk, do they?”
  Plot:     This is a prequel for the bioengineering and Nina storyline.
  Note:     This sequence requires a high ratio for activation.  Deona had
            1/16 when she saw this scene.

  Trigger:  Entrance to IndustTwo 1F
  Scene:    A figure that resembles Ryu walks toward the Odjn skeleton in the
            Genic Processor.
  Event:    This “Ryu” fellow is really the High Regent Origin who approaches
            Odjn, only to be rebuked.  Odjn wittily jabs him by asking if he
            has come to mourn the past.  Origin responds by disappearing (or 
            “melting” away) and Odjn exclaims that he doesn’t have time for
            these games.
  Plot:     The scene refers to the ongoing struggle of the Dragon race.

  Trigger:  Geovator Terminal
  Scene:    Biocorp Labs, showing the Professor who performed the experiments
            on Nina, looking at a few engineering parts.
  Event:    The Scientist seems to be expressing remorse for what he must do,
            but decides to go with it as his 'superiors' believe it will work.
            He regrets having to do what he does by saying,  'After all, even
            low-D's are human beings too.'
  Plot:     This is the origin of Nina's story.  Nina was once a human with a
            low D-ratio. So low in fact, that the Regents didn't believe she 
            was any real use. The seal is the High Regent Origin's which shows
            they had been directly involved with Nina's experiment. The 
            'unfinished' Nina that Lin sees is merely an attempted clone at 
            the project to avoid having to use other low-D's.
  Trigger:  The Battle with Origin
  Scene:    Ryu approaches the skeleton of Odjn the Genic Processor.
  Event:    Ryu now accepts his fate to be taken by the dragon's power. He 
            asks for Odjn's help to free the world and save Nina, saying 'I no
            longer care if I lose my humanity, so long as I can see the sky 
            before my time is over...'
  Plot:     Final advance of Ryu's dragon story.