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    Updated: 11/14/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    Soul Calibur 3
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    A Must Read:
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      This F.A.Q. is only for the stages. So if anybody has anything to add,
    please do so. Otherwise... do not bother.
    
      Be a "gentleman/lady" if you have anything to say or Mr. Geese Howard will 
    get mad and perform "Holy Gates." Now we do not want him to do that, do
    we? ^_^
    
      Complete F.A.Q.
    
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    | Stage: Valentine Mansion             | BGM: Face Your Fate                  |
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    | Character:  Ivy (Isabella Valentine)                                        |
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      The mansion of Count Valentine appears dark and abandoned, but a light 
    flickers in one corner of the building. Ivy, adopted daughter of the late 
    Count, now uses it as an alchemic workshop and a place for her experiments with
    magic. The Count had pursued Soul Edge as the key to immortality, but his 
    daughter ascertained that what her father had sought was an evil sword that 
    devoured souls. She swore to destroy it, and in this place the peculiar weapon
    dubbed the "Ivy Blade" was born. 
    
      And now, having learned of the existance of a sword that opposes Soul Edge, 
    Ivy has holed up in her room. There, she pores over her books, making use of
    all of her knowledge to research the spirit sword, Soul Calibur. Surely it will
    not be long before she sets out on a journey in search of further knowledge.
    
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    | Stage: Pirate Raid                   | BGM: No Regrets                      |
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    | Character: Cervantes de Leon                                                |
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      Amongst men od the sea, a rumor had began to circulate that the great pirate
    Cervantes had hidden an enormous treasure in a cave near the coast of Spain...
    
      Naturally, this story was merely bait scattered by Cervantes in order to 
    gather souls to feed to Soul Edge, but it brought a never-ending stream of 
    pirate ships to Cervantes' hideout.
    
      And now, once more, a ship was approaching. It was a two-masted ship, compact
    even for its time. As if hinting at the fate that awaited the ship, the wind 
    increased in strength and raging waves washed upon the deck.
    
      Seeing his prey come chasing the bait, Cervantes cackled and readied his 
    weapon.
    
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    Note: There is a part where Nakatsuru combines the BGM with a little part of 
    ----- Cervantes' Soul Calibur 1 BGM, "Leaving the World Behind." I am just not
          sure though.
    
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    | Stage: Lost Cathedral                                                       | 
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    | BGM 1: Forsaken Sanctuary - Against Nightmare or Siegfried & for Vs. Mode   |
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    | BGM 2: Nothing to Lose (from SC2) - Only for Destiny Battles                |
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    | Characters: Nightmare & Siegfried Schtauffen                                |
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      It resembles many others, yet is like nothing else. A magnificent palace
    of water that seems to contain every form of architecture known to Europe. No 
    one knows who made it, or where it is located. However, it is said that only 
    those with a strong will and a willingness to bet their own lives can reach it.
    
      The great volume of water that flows through it is always circulating and 
    pure, and it is said that it cleanses those who come here to pray. 
    
      Siegfried seeks a showdown with Soul Edge and atonement for his own sins. 
    Pursuing him, Nightmare, too, reaches this place. Will this holy palace of 
    water be the end of both their journeys? 
    
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    Note: BGM 2 was called "If There Were Any Other Way." And if you go in 
    ----- different paths, you might hear it somewhere else. But overall, it is
          for Destiny Battles (i.e. Ivy Vs. Cervantes).
    
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    | Stage: Secret Money Pit              | BGM: Blind Loyalty                   |
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    | Character: Voldo                                                            |
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      There is an island with no known name that occasionally becomes the topic of
    rumors told at taverns. Beneath this island floating in the Mediterranean Sea
    is a giant vertical shaft at least 50 meters deep, which was dug in secrecy.
    There, along with countless traps to stop intruders, lies a great fortune. 
    
      The rumors say that this place belonged to Vercci, the wealthy Italian 
    merchant. It is said that he disappeared into the sea along with his fleet of
    ships, and that he sleeps here now, together with his treasure... but no one 
    has ever confirmed the truth. 
    
      Those who have foolishly ventured into the pit have paid for their 
    overconfidence with their lives. Those who survived returned not with treasure,
    but with wounds carved into their bodies. As the wounds had obviously been made
    by a blade, the rumors eventually began to include tales of a mysterious 
    guardian.
    
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    | Stage: Kunpaetku Shrine Ruin         | BGM: Bred From the Gap (SC1 remix)   |
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    | Character: Astaroth                                                         |
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      Beneath an unknown desert existed a cult that worshiped a God od destruction
    named Palgaea. Their temple, long used in secret activities throughout history,
    is now nothing more than a crumbled ruin. The grand priest Kunpaetku, while 
    foolishly attemting to obtain the power of a God, received an oracle and 
    created Astaroth. Astaroth then destroyed the temple. That golem's true master
    was not its creator, the grand priest, but the God of destruction, Palgaea. The
    God, known as Ares to the Greeks, was filled with anger. The God's anger 
    exploded, and only a very select few managed to escape.
    
      The bizarre statue that bore witness to these events stands silently, showing
    only its crumbled form to those who vist this ruin...
    
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    Note: The BGM was called "Born from Chaos"
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    | Stage: Battle in the Strait          | BGM: The Blade Seeker                |
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    | Character: Heishiro Mitsurugi                                               |
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      The Murakami Navy became famous during Japan's warring states period. But 
    when the country was united under Hideyoshi Toyotomi and he issued his 
    proclamation against piracy, they were slowly robbed of their power. The final
    resistance put forth by the Murakami forces of Noujima was met by the Kuki 
    Navy, who had suffered in the past at the hands of the Murakami. Both sides 
    fought fiercely in a series of sea battles. While originally holding the 
    advantage, the Murakami forces of Noujima were eventually pressed back by the
    Kuki forces. The Kuki forces were backed by Hideyoshi, the effective leader of
    Japan, and in the end, the Murakami finally yielded. 
    
      In the records of this conflict, one can find the name Heishiro Mitsurugi.
    At the beginning of the conflict, he had supported the Murakami forces. 
    
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    | Stage: Underground Buddhist Sanctum  | BGM: The Cursed Image (SC1 remix)    |
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    | Character: Taki                                                             |
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      There is a secret place within the Hoko temple -- a knowledge forbidden to be
    spread. That place is an underground Buddha shrine which was constructed using
    sprititually twisted methods. The shrine contains feng shui bowls made of 
    felled jomon cedar trees severed from their natural chi. There is also a 
    bizarre Great Buddha made from the iron of weapons confiscated during Hideyoshi
    Toyotomi's great disarmament of the country's peasants.
    
      This place includes a tributary of the spiritually rich underground waterways
    that crisscross Japan, and is a place in which dark powers gather. Once before,
    in this place, Taki, with her sword Mekki-Maru in hand, sealed an ancient evil 
    spirit.
    
      Through the dark power of Soul Edge, the head of the Fu-Ma clan, Toki, had
    become a demi-demon and had merged with several evil spirits, including the 
    evil spirit that Taki had sealed. His fight with Taki occurred in this sinister
    great Biddha shrine. Bathed time and time again in powerful spiritual forces, 
    this shrine has become a nest for all sorts of creatures, demonds, and spirits.
    
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    Note: The BGM was called "The Cursed Soul"
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    | Stage: Water Mill Valley             | BGM: Pure Breeze                     |
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    | Character: Talim                                                            |
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      Giant watermills line the sides of this steep ravine. 
    
      These majestic waterwheels catch the flowing torrent of clean water and 
    generate power to aid those who live in this harsh, mountainous terrain. The 
    waterwheels also pump water to irrigate fields. The bountiful water that is 
    drawn up passes through an old aqueduct facility and is carried to the other 
    side of the mountains. 
    
      Was it this human ingenuity of borrowing the power of nature to improve life
    that captured Talim's heart when she visited this place? Or was it perhaps 
    seeing that water -- a different type of power from that of the wind she 
    worshipped -- also flowed throughout the entire world? 
    
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    | Stage: Romanian Valley - Castle Siege | BGM: Endless Warfare                |
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    | Character: Raphael Sorel                                                    |
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      It has been more than 100 years since Vlad the lmpaler lead his army against
    the Ottoman Turks and crossed swords with the Sultan in order to protect this 
    land and his home country of walachia.
    
      Located somewhere in the deep mists of the southern Carpathian Mountains,
    this castle was not originally designed for a battle of that nature, but it was
    now about to face exactly that. The army of the Duchy of Walachia surrounded
    the castle and, seeing that the master of the castle was not going to give
    up without a fight, began their attack.
    
      No one knows why the national army initiated such a large-scale move, but the
    rumors say that a contagious desease that brings with it mysterious symptoms
    was spreading from beneath the castle, and the country had moved to destroy it
    at the source.
    
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    | Stage: Proving Grounds (from SC1)    | BGM: The New Legend (SC1 remix)      |
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    | Character: Kilik                                                            |
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      Deep in the Himalayan Mountains, upstream of a cold mountain river, lives a 
    legendary sword master. It was quite some time ago that this old man chose to 
    spend the remainder of his life in this old cave temple. He continues to live 
    eternally. 
    
      And now, in order to control the power of the evil sword that he had 
    absorbed, a young apprentice devotes himself to training in his place. Once the
    apprentice's fierce training is complete, he will set out once again to 
    challenge the cursed sword. What thoughts will go through the mind of the old 
    man as he sends Kilik on his way? 
    
      The flowing water that has watched the old man for so long offers up no 
    words, merely continuing to flow as it always has. 
    
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    | Stage: Indian Port                   | BGM: Sail Over the Storm (SC1 remix) |
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    | Character: Maxi                                                             |
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      A port town is a place where the pathways of land and sea meet. It is a 
    crossroad where people both meet and part ways. It was here that Maxi and Kilik
    met four years ago. Maxi, together with Kilik, headed west to avenge his crew,
    who had been wiped out in a sudden attack by a strange horde monsters. Thus,
    this place could also be called the starting point on his pathway to revenge.
    
      On a cliff overlooking the east sea, a little way out from the city, stands a
    grave marker made from what appears to be the fragments of a Ryukyu ship. In
    front of it, one can find a container of Ryukyu wine. Will Maxi one day be able
    to tell his crew, sleeping beneath this unknown grave, that he has successfully
    avenged them?
    
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    Note: The BGM was called "Across Stormy Seas"
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    | Stage: Egyptian Temple               | BGM: Call of the Ancients            |
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    | Character: Hong Yun-seong                                                   |
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      Rumors of the reappearance of the Azure Knight have cast a dark shadow across
    Europe. This time, the damage he has wrought is even greater than before, 
    reaching across the sea all the way to Egypt. 
    
      For the purpose of repairing numerous temples that have been damaged by
    unknown hands, people and materials have been gathered from across the land,
    but among these workers, rumors persist that the destruction was caused by 
    sword.
    
      In his pursuit of the Azure Knight, Yun-seong hears these rumors and sneaks
    into a temple under repair. He needs to see the damage before the repairs are
    complete. Will he find that it was in fact caused by the Azure Knight, as he
    suspects? 
    
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    | Stage: Old toledo - Burning Gallery  | BGM: Courage Ablaze                  |
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    | Character: Cassandra Alexandra                                              |
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      After the capital was moved to Madrid, Toledo ended its role as capital of
    Spain, but it still continues to flourish as a center of activity.
    
      This mansion, standing in the wealthy district of town, belongs to a wealthy
    merchant who is on a personal quest to pursue the trail of the massacres caused
    by Nightmare. Through extensive independent research, he collected records and
    reports regarding the incidents, and it is said that he hired a famous artist
    to draw a portrait of Nightmare based on the information he had collected. 
    However, perhaps he had learned too much. The mansion fell victim to a 
    suspicious fire and now burns fiercely. The voracious flames race to consume
    everything. It will surely not be long before all is reduced to ash...
    
      It is probably no surprise that rumors spread that the fire had been caused
    by arson. However, mixed in with the rumors were accounts of human figures seen
    within the flames. These rumors of a man with a scythe and a brave swordswoman
    who jumped into the flames might perhaps be surprisingly close to the truth.
    
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    | Stage: Lotus Garden                  | BGM: Water Dance                     |
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    | Character: Chai Xianghua                                                    |
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      Originally constructed as a retreat for the Ming Emperor, this garden is now
    a large park open to the public. 
    
      Most of the area is made up of water, and a combination of bridges and 
    peninsulas creates a deep, complex landscape. 
    
      The view from the palace, the former residence of the royal family,
    is especially beautiful, entertaining visitors with the blossoms that change
    colors with the seasons.
    
      Currently, the park is under the management of a powerful, elderly general of
    the Ming Empire. Thanks to the kindness of the general, Xianghua now trains 
    secretly here amid the morning mist. 
    
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    | Stage: Sacred Mt. Fuji - Lava Bed    | BGM: Through Molten Caves            |
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    | Character: Yoshimitsu                                                       |
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      The sacred mountain, Mt. Fuji, has been regarded as the realm of Gods since
    ancient times. At its base spreads a great forest that blocks the path of those
    who would enter. Beneath it lies an underground waterway that carries spiritual
    energy to every corner of Japan. Also beneath its surface flows a layer of 
    lava. There' one can find a scorching hell hot enough to instantly vaporize the
    cold water that periodcally flows in. This sacred mountain is the most 
    definitely not sleeping peacefully, but is an active volcano pulsing with heat.
    
      Anyone who sees this sight will understand in an instant that this is a 
    magnificence far beyond human power, that only Mother Nature could create. It
    is the very pulse of the earth itself, filled with power.
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    | Stage: Lakeside Coliseum (from SC2)  | BGM: Confrontation (from SC2)        |
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    | Character: Rock                                                             |
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      What is the most primitive, most appalling, yet most exciting sport? The
    answer lies in ancient Rome. It is the Colosseo, where men bet their lives in
    combat.
    
      On a certain lakeshore exists a secret arena constructed to recreate that 
    world. Men of power who have already exhausted all other luxuries the world has
    to offer come here to watch men fight for their lives. This place was built in
    search of this ultimate stimulation.
    
      In contrast to the blood-stained madness of the srena, the surrounding
    landscape is pleasant and peaceful. The surface of the lake calmly reflects 
    sunlight onto the gently swaying trees of the forest...
    
      The arena, which has tested the blood of countless warriors, breathes deeply
    of the clear lakeside air and quietly awaits the signal for the next battle to
    begin.
    
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    | Stage: Eurydice Temple - Gate of the Gods | BGM: Fearless Eyes              |
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    | Character: Sophitia Alexandra                                               |
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      The gods of Olympus are long forgotten and no longer worshipped. But a number
    of phenomena confirm that they once existed. This temple in the clouds is one
    of them. This circular temple, said to have been constructed by the god of the
    forge, Hephaestus himself, stands at the peak of a mountain. Around the sides 
    of the mountain spirals a giant stairway. 
    
      People constructed a corridor for human use beside the stairway of the gods,
    for those who came to worship at the mountain peak. In front of the base of the
    stairs stands a temple marking the entrance to that corridor. It has been a 
    great long time since this temple was constructed to call the gods to this 
    place, but even those who visit it now will surely be awestruck by its beauty.
    
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    | Stage: Ling-Sheng Su Temple Ruin     | BGM: The Evil Moon                   |
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    | Character: Seong Mi-na                                                      |
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      The Ling-Sheng Su Temple, famous in the world of martial arts, is located 
    deep within the Chinese mainland. A few years ago, this historic temple was
    suddenly destroyed. The influence of the Evil Seed, released by the Soul Edge
    in a land far to the west, drove the monks of the temple insane, and they tore
    each other apart with their well-honed combat skills. In this way, the proud 
    Ling-Sheng Su temple vanished. 
    
      The people who will live here dare not to approach this area, perhaps due to
    the abominable energies spread by the cursed sword. Seong Mi-na came here
    seeking deeper knowledge of the fighting techniques she had learned from her
    wandering master. One must wonder what she felt upon seeing this place...
    
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    | Stage: Ostrheinsburg Castle - Battlement | BGM: Wings of Despair            |
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    | Character: Tira                                                             |
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      Much time has passed since this proud, once-impregnable fortress, with its
    four citadels, was reduced to ruin. The scars inflicted by giant siege engines
    several years ago tell the tale of the horror of war. After losing its first 
    lord and falling into ruin, this castle was occupied by a terrible master known
    as the Azure Knight. 
    
      The chaos of war, and then the Azure Knight, filled this land with bitter
    hatred. A miasmal fog still lingers over the castle even after the knight has
    left. 
    
      It is said that this land, avoided even by wild beasts, feels like home to 
    those who have accepted evil into their hearts. Those who visit this place will
    surely see the dark birds that gather at the top of the tower of this crumbling
    castle. 
    
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    | Stage: Clock Tower                   | BGM: Time Marches On                 |
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    | Character: Zasalamel                                                        |
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      A stone clock tower that stands at the corner of a quiet temple outside the 
    edge of town. Inside, a complex arrangement of machinery creaks along, 
    ceaselessly counting each passing second. The inside of the rarely-visited 
    tower is dark and gloomy, but light shines in from a window near the top of the
    clock mechanism brightens up a section of the tower. 
    
      After this tower was built, a man began to visit this place. This habit has
    not changed over the course of his countless lives. 
    
      He will come here again, to this place where the steady rhythm of machinery
    counting away the seconds is all that can be heard. For this man who has lost 
    his sense of time over the course of his countless lives, it may be that this
    is the only place where he can truly feel the passage of time. 
    
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    | Stage: Jurakudai Villa               | BGM: Ephemeral Dream                 |
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    | Character: Setsuka                                                          |
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      "The blossoms of the cherry tree already fall like snow. What more can the
    wind ask of them?"
                                              --Ohshikouchi no Mitsune
    
      This poem, recited in lament of the sight of fleeting cherry bolossoms as
    they wilt away, comes from a bygone age of flowery aristocratic culture,
    when the capital city of Kyoto was once called "Heiankyo," meaning "capital
    of peace."
    
      Time has since passed, and the world is now one of warriors. The land is
    ruled by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The dazzling Azuchi-Momoyama era is in full bloom.
    
      Hideyoshi built his great citadel upon the remains of the imperial palace.
    This villa, too, with its fusion of the extravagant style of the time with the
    traditional beauty of the cherry blossom, parents an imposing grandeur which 
    invites spectators into a dream-like world.
    
      This mansion stands as a symbol of Toyotomi's power, yet it will face 
    destruction within a mere ten years. The cherry tress, perhaps foreseeing its
    fate, perhaps not, continue to silently shed their petals into the wind...
    
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    | Stage: Silk Road Ruin                | BGM: Beyond the Horizon (SC1 remix)  |
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    | Character: Lizardman (Aeon Calcos)                                          |
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      The south path through the western countries is one of the steepest parts of
    the Silk Road. Near the entrance on the west side lies an especially 
    eye-catching ruin that serves as a landmark to travelers.
    
      It is said that the building was build by a wealthy merchant during the time
    when this region was still the centermost route along the Silk Road. In 
    everything from the patterns on the pillars to the decorations on the walls to
    the materials used in the floors, one can see the mix of Eastern and Western
    culture typical of a Silk Road ruin.
    
      But now, a dangerous person hides out here... no... this man has long since 
    given up his humanity. For the sake of his objective, he patiently awaits the
    arrival of travelers who may hold the clues he seems.
    
    -----
    Note: It was Hwang's stage in SC1. The stage looks a bit different. 
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    | Stage: Grand Labyrinth  (from SC2) | BGM: Labyrinth of Moonlight (from SC2) |
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    |                                                                             |
    | Character: Olcadan                                                          |
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      Buried on the coast of the Black Sea lie the forgotten ruins of a gigantic
    stone structure. Olcadan had once been imprisoned in this place by a curse of a
    God, but its entrance is now open due to the influence of the Evil Seed.
    
      Nevertheless, it is not a place to be taken lightly. Its twisting passageways
    confuse the sense of direction, and the dark, wet atmosphere induces a primal
    fear in those who enter. 
    
      Those who constructed this labyrinth have long since disappeared from the
    earth, and there is no way to know for what purpose it was built. But 
    supposedly, this place was known to them as the "end of the earth," and, to
    them, this underground labyrinth may have perhaps been the kingdom of death --
    the land of the Gods.
    
    -----
    Note: It was Kilik's stage in SC2. The stage was called "Labyrinth."
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    | Stage: Lost Cathedral - Ruin         | BGM: Catastrophe                     |
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    | Character: Abyss                                                            |
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      The showdown that took place in this cathedral of light and water was tainted
    by Zasalamel, the man who seeks death.
    
      At that same time, the sun faded away as if overcome by evil, and though it
    was midday, the world became enshrouded in darkness. Abyss, the terrible entity
    created by the power of Soul Calibur and Soul Edge, destroyed the cathedral
    itself. 
    
      The energy released by Abyss caused the power of the earth to awaken. 
    Billowing clouds and steam began to rise from the grounds of this palace built
    upon the nexus of the world's spiritual energy lines.
    
      The pure light took on an evil glow and began to twist the heart of men. The
    pure water swirled violently and grew muddy, releasing the odor of death. This
    once holy place was transformed into a violent land ruled by terror...
    
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    | Stage: Chaos - Spiritual Realm       | BGM: World Distortion                |
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    | Character: Night Terror                                                     |
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      No matter who they might be, those who take the evil sword Soul Edge into 
    their hands come face-to-face with the blade as it invades their minds. When
    this happens, they see the very spirit of the cursed weapon. Upon entering this
    dimension devoid of life, an otherwordly landscape greets them. In this place
    exists no heaven, no earth. No reality -- merely the sinister-yet-beautiful 
    waves given off by Soul Edge, and the countless souls trapped by the wicked 
    blade. 
    
      The fate of those who visit this place -- whether they hold strong to their
    will and win against Soul Edge, or become a new offering to the cursed sword --
    is known only to those who take the evil sword into their hands...
    
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      The stages are the best in the series. I was really shocked with many stages.
    Good job!
    
      As for the BGMs (background music), if it wasn't for the classics from Soul 
    Calibur 1 and some from 2, I would have said that the "new" BGMs are even worse
    than Soul Edge/Blade (excluding Cervantes' BGM). The classics saved it from 
    being the worst. 
    
      There are new good BGMs (Setsuka's, Tira's & Zasalamel's) but most of the new
    BGMs are just... average. They sound good only when you fight and never really 
    focus on the BGMs. Still, nothing tops Soul Calibur BGMs... not even close.
    
      Good job Junichi Nakatsuru with the remixes, especially with "Beyond the
    Horizon." 
    
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      There you have it. If anything is wrong, just send me an E-Mail. Hope there
    will be some respect for the hard work.
    
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    Special Thanks:
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    1)To Namco
    2)To Gamefaqs
    3)To all my friends for the encouragement.
    
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    Soul Calibur 3 is Copyright Namco Crops. This document Copyright 2005 Basel
    Al-Shehab
    
    If you need to contact me to add or ask me about anything, E-Mail me at
    Mr_Basel@yahoo.com or Mr_Geese@hotmail.com
    
    Credits for GameFAQs and Namco Crop.