Vexx - Speech Record by Chris Young, aka DocTabasco July 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org *~Foreword~* I, the author of this humble text file, claim no right to the information provided within, since any person with enough spare time could whip it up. Only words spoken and not captioned are included, as well as some markers to show when and by whom some parts are spoken. It is my experience that you do not need sound to enjoy this game, and those who cannot hear deserve to know the whole story. *~Versions~* July 22, 2003 v1.0 All the important stuff included *~Contents~* Introduction Darby Welcomes Back Vexx 26 Wraith Hearts Later... Into the Shadow Realm Epilogue ------------ Introduction ------------ Reia: Ours was a sin of pride. Blinded by our ambition, we opened a door better left closed, and loosed hell upon Astara. Though 700 years have passed, to my lasting sorrow, the terror continues. It began anew when the shadowraiths desceneded on the peaceful village of Overwood. Dark Yabu and his shadow minions drove the defenseless villagers before them, save the ancient guardian of Overwood, Vargas and his grandson Vexx. Defiant, but outnumbered, Vargas and Vexx could not stand against Yabu's dark power and were bound in chains with the others. They were forced to toil in the labryth of tunnels surrounding their village - slaves. Beaten by word and whip, Vexx endured until his rage became unbearable. He lashed out, attacking his oppressors, but was stopped by the very shadows that answered Yabu's call. Vexx would have died then, were it not for the sacrifice of his Grandfather. Enraged, Yabu turned his powers on vargas and showed no mercy. After night fall, vowing revenge, Vexx escaped the caves and made his way to the heart of Yabu's windship, intent upon destroying the wraith. Fate however, would grant him not revenge, but fortune; the legendary Astani war talons. Unable to destroy the powerful artifact, Dark Yabu had hidden them away for years, fearful that they might fall into enemy hands. Vexx screamed as the talons bound themselves to him forvever, and his fate to that of all Astara. ------------------------ Darby welcomes back Vexx ------------------------ Darby: Ah, back among the living, I see. You're a stout one aren't you? When I found you, I thought you dead, so I brought you here. This chamber is where the past talon bearers are entombed. Cursed things nearly cut my hands off, as I carried you here. Yabu destroyed the village. Everyone is gone except you, and old Darby. I'd love to get my hands on that soul sucking monster, but old Darby can't see so good no more. But you, you could stop him before he opens the door to his world. You could get to the land spire before it's too late. If he opens the rift again, those demons will destroy what little remains of Astara, and all of us with it. Then there'll be nothing to stop the wraiths, from using the rift to destroy other worlds. It'll have to be you my boy. Darby can't go with you. But I know an old trick... ------------------------- 26 Wraith Hearts Later... ------------------------- Reia: YOU! Yabu: *maniacle laughter* Reia! Last of the cursed Astani; so proud, so regal, so... foolish. Reia: You'll never rule Astara! Yabu: *growls* We don't want to rule it; we intend to DEVOUR it! Every life that thrives here will succumb to the shadowraiths. You will bear witness to our triumph. Thank you boy! You made all of this possible. Reia: Yabu deceived you from the beginning, used you to power the rift. He made you think I was your enemy. I failed. Without the keystaff we can't close the rift. But all hope is not lost. You can get it back. Follow Yabu into the shadow realm. Your war talons will protect you. But first, you'll need to activate the structures that lie in the three outer worlds. Return here if you succeed. All hope lies with you now. Good luck. --------------------- Into the Shadow Realm --------------------- Yabu: *Vexx enters the area* You were a fool for coming here! No fear - you won't be staying long. *Vexx strikes a pose* Destroy him for me, children. *Vexx kills off the wraiths* Come to me, my children! *Vexx kicks Yabu's ass* Curse you boy!! I won't let it end like this... My hate... my hate will keep me... -------- Epilogue -------- Reia: We should have known at the time... I guess we all make mistakes. Perhaps the only thing worse than failing is the fear of failing. Ultimately we set things right. Fortunately, there are those who continue to do so.