Dragon's Gate (chapter)/Script (Hector)
|“||Following Uhai's last words, Hector ventures toward the heart of the forest. He is greeted by an extraordinary sight. A building unlike any he's ever seen. It was clearly not wrought by human hands... It is waiting...waiting for the masters who abandoned it centuries past. Massive beyond belief, these ancient ruins have nothing to do with humankind. Hector has arrived. He has found the Dragon's Gate.||”|
Eliwood: ...We're here. The Dragon's Gate...
Eliwood: What's wrong, Ninian? You're trembling.
Ninian: ...This place...so frightening. Something...powerful...
Lyn: It's her power, isn't it?
Hector: Her power? What's that?
Lyn: Ninian has the ability to sense impending danger. Her memory may be gone, but her power remains.
Eliwood: What is it you sense, Ninian?
Ninian: I...should not have...come here. Something awful will happen if I'm here. Ah!!
Eliwood: Ninian!? Snap out of it!
Ninian: This place... No... I...I...
Eliwood: She's getting worse! Let's get her away from here!
Ephidel (magically): You'll not be going anywhere.
(Ephidel teleports to the group)
Ephidel: That little bird has escaped this island cage twice. Now that she's back, she'll not be allowed to fly away again.
Eliwood: Who are you!?
Ephidel: We meet at last. I am Ephidel. Pleased to make your acquaintance.
Hector: You're Ephidel? I've been looking forward to this.
Ephidel: ...Gallantly spoken. Of course, I know who you are. Marquess Ostia's younger brother, Lord Hector. And here we have Caelin's beloved princess, Lady Lyndis.
Ephidel: By the way, the gift I left for you in the forest... Was it to your liking? The corpse of that filthy red-haired traitor?
Hector: Monster! Stay right there! I'm going to crush the life from you with my bare hands.
Ephidel: Now I see! She was an Ostian spy, wasn't she? Don't worry, she did not suffer. It only took one blow.
Eliwood: He vanished!!
(Ephidel teleports to Ninian)
Ephidel: This girl is needed for my master's ceremony.
Ninian: Lord Eliwood! Let me go!
(Ephidel and Ninian teleport away; Lyn moves where they used to be)
(Ephidel teleports with Ninian near Darin)
Darin: Lord Ephidel! Is the girl with you?
Ephidel: As you can see...
Darin: Oho! The ritual can take place at last!
Ephidel: Yes. However, we have an infestation of mice to deal with... They should be scurrying in here momentarily. They must be dealt with before the ritual takes place. May I entrust this task to you?
Darin: Of course. Who do you think I am?! I am Darin, Marquess Laus! Ruler of this world!
Ephidel: Very well, I leave it to you.
Darin: Ruler of the world... Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Ephidel: Humans... They are so very fragile.
(Ephidel leaves north with Ninian; he arrives at the Dragon's Gate)
Nergal: Ah...you've done well. Precious Ephidel. Shall we prepare for the ritual?
Nergal: Does it gall you, Marquess Pherae? It's destiny. There could be no other outcome. Despite all of your mischief, the girl was fated to return to me.
Elbert: My son... Where is Eliwood?
Nergal: He's still alive. Of course, it's only a matter of time before the Black Fang finishes him.
Elbert: ...Nergal! Prepare to die!!
Nergal: ...That was a surprise. When did he undo his bonds? Heh heh... Why do you not heed my warnings, Lord Elbert? You cannot alter destiny. Stop this foolishness.
Nergal: Jaffar, take Marquess Pherae and the girl to the far chamber. I will begin preparations for the ritual.
Jaffar: Thy will be done.
(Cameron moves before the group)
Cameron: I've been waiting for you. You've done well to come so far.
Hector: Lord Elbert! Where is he?
Cameron: Inside... He's farther inside. You will never see him, though. Even if you break through here, the path you seek is guarded by Marquess Laus. Will you not withdraw? It's too late for that, isn't it? You'll never leave here alive.
Cameron (off-screen): Ha ha ha ha ha!
(Cameron moves north)
Hannah: This is a terrible place. It fills me with...unease. Let's not be staying here too long, yes? Back to safer ground with us... Ah. Not a quitter, eh? Bah. Your augury, then. You will pay the 60 gold?
Hannah: ...Aha... Powerful foes everywhere... Leave those with timid hearts behind. ...Strong defense...and those with distance attacks. Those would be good to have. And...rapiers, armorslayers...magic... These things you need.
Hannah: Ah, I can say no more. But perhaps you will want to hear it again, yes?
Player phase of turn 1
If Mark is present and Kent is deployed
Kent: Mark, let me take the point. I will break through, even though it may cost me my life. If something does happen to me, Mark... Lady Lyndis... Please watch over her. Now, Mark, give me my orders!
Regardless of Mark's and Kent's statuses
Black Fang: Hey, you! What are you doing there?!
Legault: What am I doing? Is that a proper greeting? If you don't know me, you must be a new recruit, yes?
Black Fang: Uh... I was assigned to the Dragon's Gate about one month ago.
Legault: I thought as much. I am Legault. You've heard my name, yes?
Black Fang: Legault... Ah! You... You're the Hurricane? Second in ability to none but the Four Fangs?
Legault: Yes, yes. That's me.
Black Fang: I... I beg your pardon.
Legault: No worries.
(The Black Fang member leaves)
Legault: ...Now then, time to fill my purse with treasure and leave the Black Fang behind. No sense staying on a sinking ship. No sense at all.
Lyn: He was mad.
Hector: Consumed by his own lust... Pitiful fool.
Eliwood: ...Lord Darin.
Hector: C'mon, Eliwood! This is no time for sentiment.
Lyn: Your father needs you!
Eliwood: ...Let's go!
(Eliwood exits north and arrives at the steps to the Dragon's Gate)
Eliwood: Father! Father!? It's me! Eliwood!! I've come to save you! ...Father?
Hector: It's dark in here. Can't see a thing...
Elbert (off-screen): Eli... Eliwood...
(Eliwood and company step forward)
Eliwood: Father! Where are you?
Lyn: Back there! Eliwood!! His voice is coming from back there!!
(Eliwood and company move to Elbert at the top of the stairs)
Eliwood: Ah! Father! You... You're all right...
Elbert: Eliwood... Wait! For-Forget me! Take that girl and flee!
(Eliwood steps toward Ninian)
Elbert: That girl... She's the key to the Dragon's Gate. Hurry! Go, before Nergal notices you!
Eliwood: Ninian! This way! We must flee!
Lyn: Something's wrong with her... Yet we've no time to hesitate.
Hector: Eliwood! I've got your father! You take Ninian!
Eliwood: I understand!
(Eliwood moves closer to Ninian; Hector moves to Elbert)
Hector: Lord Elbert! I'm going to move you a little. Be strong.
Elbert: Hector...you came, too? ...Thank you.
Hector: Don't worry about that. Come, let's leave this place.
Lyn: Eliwood! Hector!! Hurry! This way!! Ah!!
(Jaffar appears before Lyn)
Jaffar: ...... You will not pass here.
Lyn: When did you?
Elbert (off-screen): You must not fight that man!!
Elbert: That man...is dangerous. You cannot defeat him on your own.
Eliwood: Father, there's no time. This danger must be faced.
Ephidel: ...Be a good boy, and listen to your father, young master Eliwood.
Ephidel: Even among the Black Fang, this man is feared for his skill... You are no match for him, not even as a group. ...You've done well, Jaffar. That is all. Return to Bern and begin your next assignment.
(Jaffar leaves south)
Ephidel: Hear my word! I have an invitation from my master. In honor of your hard-fought arrival, he's prepared a special show for you.
Elbert: Stop it! You cannot release the dragons!!!
Eliwood: Father? What's all this about?
Ephidel: ...You will know shortly. At the expense of your father's life!
(Magic swirls in the background)
Elbert: Guwaah! ...Gaa...ghaa...
Eliwood: Father! What's wrong? Father!
Hector: Lord Elbert! Hold on!
Eliwood: Huh? ...Ninian?
Ninian: Pow...pow...er... ...power...
Nergal: Now, Ninian...at last. Open the Dragon's Gate.
Ninian: ...Gate... Open...gate...
(The Dragon's Gate opens)
Nergal: Yes...that's it... This way, dragon...
Hector: Whoa! What's... What's this rumbling!?
Lyn: Unh! I can barely keep my feet!
Eliwood: Nergal... What... What's happening!?
(A dragon becomes visible in the Dragon's Gate)
Ninian: Here... Come, children of...flame. Come...to me...
(A dragon begins emergeing from the gate)
Hector: ...It can't be.
Lyn: Ah... No... It isn't...
Eliwood: Is that...truly.........a dragon?
Nergal: Ha ha ha ha ha! Yes! Use all your strength! Squeeze every drop from your body! You will call dragons!
??: ...I will not allow this!!
(Nils runs in from the south)
Ephidel: Who's there?! ...You!
Nils: Ninian! Come to your senses! You must not do what they want!
Ninian: ...Ni... ......Nils...
Nergal: Nils? Not now! Grrr...Ephidel! Stop him!!
Ephidel: Desist, Nils! The power... It runs wild!!
Ninian: ...... ...Nils?
Nils: Here! Hurry!! The dragon is crumbling. Everyone flee!!
(The group flees, leaving Nergal and Ephidel with the dragon)
(Nergal teleports away; the dragon begins to combust)
Ephidel: Hyaaaa! Stop... You mustn't come here!! Lord Nergal! Lord Nergal! Please......!!! Guwaaaaaaahhh!!!!!!
(Ephidel and the dragon burn away; the Dragon's Gate closes)
Eliwood: Is it...gone?
(Nergal teleports before the group)
Nergal: No! I've failed! Nils, you whelp! If not for your interference... ...Come! Both of you!
Ninian: What? No!
Nils: Never! We will not follow you!!
Eliwood: Ninian! Nils!
(Elbert attacks Nergal)
Elbert: You will...not!
Nergal: What!? ...Impossible... Not...by your hand...
Elbert: ...I told you. I will...oppose...you always......
Nergal: ...Why...won't...you...die? Nnn...
(Nergal disappears; Eliwood and company move around Elbert)
Elbert: ...Eliwood. Be prepared. He will return...
Eliwood: All right, but for now... Let's leave this island... Let's go home.
Elbert: No, my son... I'm done here. You, Eliwood... You must finish this.
Eliwood: Don't say that! Mother is waiting in Pherae... She's waiting for you, Father!
Elbert: Ah... Eleanora... She will be cross with me. Eliwood... Your mother... I'm sorry... Tell her... I'm...sorry...
Eliwood: No... Please, not now... Not after all we've done to find you again... Father... Please... Open your eyes...... Faaaatherrrrrrr!!!!
Hector and Legault
Legault: Well now, a welcome visitor, indeed. I must thank you for coming so far
Hector: You're Black Fang, aren't you?!
Legault: Mmm... To be accurate, I'm Black Fang no mo--
Hector: I thought as much! Take this!!
Legault: Whoa! A touch hasty, aren't you? Hear me out, will you? Black Fang no more! No more! I have only recently severed my ties with them. Now, I'm merely a thief. Satisfied?
Hector: Huh... So you're just looking for an easy way out?
Legault: Nothing better than being carefree, is there? I will admit that everyone has his own set of values, though. Well then, I'll take my leave of you.
Hector: Hold it!
Hector: If you're not one of them, why don't you help me out?
Legault: Me? Help you?
Hector: You're not with the Black Fang anymore, right?
Legault: Are you seriously going to fight them?
Legault: Let me tell you a little something, OK? You're enemy here isn't Brendan Reed. There's this creepy fellow named Nergal...
Hector: I don't care!! They're all responsible for attacking my homeland and my friends. I'm going to rip them apart with my bare hands!
Legault: You sound tough, but are you anything more than a little lordling?
Hector: What did you say?
Legault: I've always been fond of simple, honest children. They're so sincere... Things are never boring when they're around. ...You know, I think I will help you. However, I know almost nothing about the current Black Fang. If that's OK...
Hector: No problem. Any little thing you can tell me will help.
Legault: I'm Legault. I'll help you as long as I feel safe.
Lyn and Legault
Legault: Well now, a welcome visitor, indeed. I must thank you for coming so far.
Lyn: What?! You're Black Fang, aren't you?
Legault: Mmm... To be accurate, I would say a former Black Fang member.
Legault: Yes. Now I'm simply a thief.
Lyn: Huh? So you're not my enemy, is that it?
Legault: Correct. So let's pretend we never saw each other.
Lyn: Hold on!
Lyn: If you're not my enemy, please help me.
Legault: Me? Help you?
Lyn: Not everyone in Black Fang is evil. I'll not grant mercy in battle, but any information you can provide may help us avoid unneeded fighting.
Legault: You surprise me. Are you really looking not to hurt people?
Lyn: The first person we fought on this island was Uhai... I don't believe he was a bad man. There must be some way we can get by without fighting.
Legault: Hmmm... I know a few like that. Did you know that your enemy isn't Brendan Reed? It's a creepy fellow by the name of Nergal...
Lyn: I was aware of that. That's the man we've come to defeat.
Legault: ...Plucky, aren't you? I like that. I like you! However, I know almost nothing about the current Black Fang. If that's OK...
Lyn: Thank you. My name's Lyn.
Legault: I'm Legault. I'll help you as long as I feel safe.
Darin: Hah...hah ha ha! You dare challenge me? I, who will rule the world!?
Darin: Oh... You're Marquess Ostia's younger brother...
Hector: I couldn't care less if you've a grudge against Ostia. I'll put up with your treachery no longer!
Darin: Heh heh heh... Ostia is no longer my main concern... Nor is the whole of Lycia... The only goal worthy of my attention is the entire world!
Hector: You're mad!!
Eliwood: Darin! Your treachery ends here!!
Darin: Ha ha ha ha. I will never fall to the likes of you!!
Lyn: Are you Darin? My grandfather... You tried to...
Darin: What? Who are you?
Lyn: I am Marquess Caelin's granddaughter, Lyndis!
Darin: Oh...that senile fool? ...That doddering wreck dared disagree with me... I was so happy to be rid of him.
Lyn: You're a dead man!
Darin: Blood? Is this...my blood? Ephidel! Come to me!! Your master...calls you! I am the ruler...of...the...world...