All of the in-game dialogue. This is the most complete possible archive, as I looked inside the game's files to retrieve the text.
Returning to life time and again since the ancient middle ages, the evil lord Dracula has driven people to terror. Each time Dracula returned from the dead, the Belmont clan fought him in shadows, wielding the holy whip. Through their efforts, humanity avoided darkness, securing prosperity. But early in the 19th century, having lost their ability to resist the darkness, those in positions of power at the time began to search for new ways to counter Dracula. Our organization, Ecclesia, was born then as one of those countermeasures. Many organizations were established with the same goal, and day after day they conducted their studies diligently, but each was dissolved when they failed to produce satisfactory results. But that was when Barlowe, the leader of Ecclesia, finally made a surprising breakthrough that could stand up against Dracula.
Shanoa: Who's there?
Albus: ...Figures. Serves me right for trying to scare you.
Albus: Apparently I didn't hide my presence very well at all. Good to see you, Shanoa.
< strong>Shanoa: What are you doing here?
Albus: Well, this is our home, after all. Where else would I be?
Shanoa: No, it's not that. Aren't you on a mission?
Albus: Yes, but I wanted to make sure things were okay here. Any news worth sharing?
Shanoa: Well... Barlowe chose me as the bearer, actually. We're about to start the ritual, so my body can be a vessel for Dominus.
Albus: What did you say!? Dominus... you?
Shanoa: That's right.
Albus: This is an outrage! Barlowe lied to me!
Albus: I'm supposed to be the bearer. He promised me that much!
Shanoa: But, the master said you--
Albus: What? What did he tell you?
Shanoa: ...that you're unfit... to be the bearer.
Albus: ...!? He would never say such a thing!
Shanoa: But Albus-- I'm sorry; it's time. I have to go.
Albus: Wait, Shanoa! You don't understand!
Shanoa: You're wrong. I'm as much a member of Ecclesia as you are. Our sole purpose is to destroy Dracula, so people can look to dawn without fearing the darkness. Am I wrong, Albus?
Albus: That isn't--
Shanoa: For that reason, I will become Dominus, the blade to banish all evil.
Albus: Shanoa...! How could he!? Orders may be orders, Barlowe... But I'm holding you to your promise.
Barlowe: Shanoa, as you know, only you can become the bearer of Dominus.
Shanoa: Yes, Sir.
Barlowe: Even so, it will be nearly impossible for you to control with its power. The purpose of this ritual is to make sure your body will adjust to Dominus.
Shanoa: Yes, Sir. But when it's over, I--
Barlowe: That's right, Shanoa. You will be able to wield our most powerful Glyph... Dominus, which Ecclesia created as the ultimate weapon against Dracula. I'm proud of you, Shanoa. You will become our world's new savior.
Barlowe: What's going on!?
Shanoa: Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!! You... Who...are...?
Barlowe: What is the meaning of this!? Albus! You know how crucial the ritual is!
Albus: You lied to me.
Albus: I was to be the bearer. You promised me!
Barlowe: We each have a role! If you had followed orders, you might understand that. Above all else, Shanoa is the only one with the capacity for Dominus. You know that as well as I do.
Albus: I intended to overcome my weakness. What happened to working together?
Barlowe: Perhaps we still can. Together, we will overcome this setback as well...
Albus: It's too late.
Barlowe: Tell me, Albus. What do you intend to do with Dominus?
Albus: ...You said it yourself: each of us has a role. And, like a fine master, you've finally shown me what mine must be.
Barlowe: Don't be stupid, Albus! What are you planning?
Albus: I will be taking Dominus.
Barlowe: Be rational! Without that Glyph, our mission is a failure! Dracula's vessel--
Albus: I have my own mission.
Albus: You are my master no longer... Farewell, Barlowe.
Barlowe: Your training regimen shall soon conclude.
Shanoa: As you say, Sir.
Barlowe: We tap the power in all things, great and small, to forge Glyphs through Ecclesia's secret art. And so we gain the strength to save mankind. Absorb the Glyph before you, if you would.
If talked to again-
Barlowe: Get to it now. Place Glyphs in your arms.
Shanoa: A Rapier Glyph?
Barlowe: Just so. And now you see: absorb a Glyph, and you shall know its kind. That is your gift; it's yours and yours alone.
Shanoa: As you say, Sir.
Barlowe: ...... That I must teach you from the start again... A pity that this had to happen now. But still, our time is waning. Moving on...
Shanoa: As you say, Sir.
Barlowe: That Glyph--direct its power toward your arms. So armed, you can wield Glyphs against your foes. Imagine I am one of them, and strike!
If talked to again-
Barlowe: No need to hesitate. Attack me with that Glyph.
Barlowe: Your memories may have fled, but you must not. Hear me--your warrior's instincts must endure. Now meld the Glyphs in both your arms. Prepare; Glyph Unions may yet catch foes by surprise.
If talked to again-
Barlowe: The Glyph Union, Shanoa. Search your mind.
Barlowe: So skillful! Now, you face the final test: the danger of true combat. Steel yourself. Then, once prepared, step into the next room.
Shanoa: As you say, Sir.
If talked to again-
Barlowe: We do not have time. When you are ready, go to the next room.
Barlowe: From netherworlds, I call your enemy! Use everything you've learned to stand your ground. And be our greatest warrior once again!
Barlowe: So ends your basic training. Now advance!
Barlowe: Shanoa, I expected nothing less.
Shanoa: Thank you, Sir.
Barlowe: And now, your mission must begin at once. Recover the supreme Glyph, Dominus. My pupil has it--Albus is his name.
Barlowe: Does that name stir your memory, by chance?
Shanoa: No, Sir.
Barlowe: Your feelings, then? You knew of him, before.
Shanoa: I know nothing of him now, Sir.
Barlowe: Know this: it's he who robbed your memories blind. He cost you that, and cost mankind its wish. Its only hope, and you must take it back.
Shanoa: The ritual... That man I saw...
Barlowe: That man was Albus.
Shanoa: ...This is all his doing. But why?
Barlowe: He coveted your power, and your fate. But Dominus was yours alone to bear. Had I explained, perhaps you'd still be whole.
Barlowe: ...But no time now for wishes or regrets. With Dominus, we two can save the world--from nothing less than Dracula himself! Retrieve it, and we burn him back to dust. There's nothing else that's ever mattered more.
Shanoa: It shall be done, Sir.
Barlowe: You truly are a blessing on us all. And we have one advantage: Dominus cannot be used by ordinary men. Not even Albus; it requires you. No flesh but yours can ever host a Glyph. You see now why I chose you for this task.
Shanoa: I do, Sir.
Barlowe: But Albus has a keen and cunning mind. With time, he may yet find another way. So find him first--before his trail grows cold!
Shanoa: I shall, Sir.
Barlowe: Shanoa, bring him back unharmed, unless... Unless he proves too stubborn. Understood?
Barlowe: Our hopes go with you... All the world's, and mine.
If talked to again-
Barlowe: I'm counting on you...
Barlowe Tutorial Dialogue
Barlowe: With Glyphs in both arms, alternate to launch a series of attacks. But know this too: The timing varies. Practice, and you'll see.
Barlowe: In Castlevania's shadow, evil thrives. Its memory alone attracts foul fiends. To win, one must exploit their weaknesses. The skeleton, for one. He shrugs off ice, but fire devastates. And, of course, a simple, violent blow works wonders too.
Barlowe: Crouch down to check for treasures in the earth.
Barlowe: Don't panic if an enemy flings you. Just jump or back-dash to regain control. Poor Albus was a brother to you once. He genuinely cared.
Barlowe: You've always been a gifted warrior... Your latent talent has not lost its spark. I've faith in you; you will fulfill your role.
Albus: Shanoa! Still slaving away for the old man, are we?
Shanoa: You... I've seen you before. Your name is Albus, is it not?
Albus: Well, yes...
Shanoa: By order of my master, I'm to retrieve the Dominus Glyph and return you home. Albus: Home, you say? I have none. The old man saw to that.
Shanoa: It was not a request.
Albus: Intriguing... I recall you being a great deal more graceful than that. And you've forgotten your skill with Glyphs as well.
Shanoa: I have forgotten, thanks to you.
Albus: Is that so? Well, I'm never going back. Remember to tell the old man for me.
Shanoa: You must. By order of Master Barlowe--
Albus: Never say that name again!
Shanoa: Concentrate, Shanoa...
Albus: Well, I'd best be off... Take care, Shanoa.
Shanoa: Hmm... He marked a village on this map.
Shanoa: A Glyph... This is Albus's doing.
Nikolai: At last!
Shanoa: Who did this to you?
Nikolai: You must help the others! Everyone in the village has been taken!
Shanoa: By whom?
Nikolai: That man! He spirited away the other 12, and then imprisoned me. But the Lord must have sent you to our aid. Please deliver the others!
Shanoa: Can you tell me where the man went?
Nikolai: If... If I'm not mistaken, he said something about the Prison Island.
Shanoa: I see... Nikolai: Long ago, criminals were banished to that forsaken place... Some say their souls still wander the island, which is forever cursed.
Shanoa: Where is it?
Nikolai: You can get there through these very woods. Please, you must save them!
Shanoa: Did Albus really take the villagers to Prison Island? ...and for what purpose?
Minera Prison Island
Albus: Impressive, Shanoa. It's fortunate I already prepared you a reward... It's the best I can do, for the time being. This Dominus is what you came for, is it not? Go ahead and take it.
If talked to again -
Albus: That's what you came for, isn't it? No time to waste.
Shanoa: I can absorb the Glyph...
Shanoa: It really is Dominus. What are you thinking?
Albus: Figured... With that much power, it's impossible to conceal its source.
Shanoa: The source of Dominus? What does that mean?
Albus: What it means, dear, is that I was right.
Shanoa: This is your last chance; come back to Ecclesia.
Albus: We've been over this... My place is no longer as the old man's errand boy. I have a role to fulfill, and fulfill it I shall.
Shanoa: How was he able to create a Glyph without casting it? I thought only I could-- Master Barlowe should hear of this.
Barlowe: He spintered Dominus and formed a Glyph...
Shanoa: Yes, but he gave it to me instead of using it.
Barlowe: I see. I underestimated him. To come so far, so quickly... How could he? But giving it to you... Deliberately?
Shanoa: Yes, Sir.
Barlowe: What plan could that be part of?
Shanoa: He said... he had a role to fulfill.
Barlowe: ...If nothing else, a piece of Dominus now rests with us, instead of in his hands. Our task remains just as it was before. One piece is found; the rest must be retrieved.
Shanoa: Leave it to me. ...There may still be clues at the Prison Island.
Shanoa: Let that man go, Albus.
Albus: As you wish, my dear. I was just finishing up, so he's all yours.
Shanoa: Why involve the villagers? This doesn't concern them.
Albus: Doesn't it? Worry not, dear Shanoa, everything will make sense when my plan is complete.
Return to Wygol
Nikolai: You must help us! ...That man has returned.
Shanoa: You need to tell me what he's done.
Nikolai: Just thinking of it chills my soul--he used a device to take some of our blood. ...Could he be the monster whispered of in legend? ...Dracula?
Shanoa: I don't understand. Why would he need blood?
Nikolai: There is an old mansion beyond the cove. He may have taken residence there. O Lord, what horrors might this demon be planning for us...?
Albus: You seem to be feeling better. Impressive work; finding me and all.
Shanoa: A blind man could have found you. You left a trail...
Albus: Just like when we were children playing tag. Once you started to cry, I'd feel terrible and let you win.
Shanoa: What are you getting at?
Albus: Why not try it now, and perhaps I'll let you catch me.
Shanoa: ...Try crying? You know I can't. I don't remember any of that.
Albus: Apologies Shanoa, but no tears, no deal... Still, it'd be a shame to leave you empty-handed.
Shanoa: Again... What are you doing?
Albus: Oh, just accept it. It's a gift. Besides, it's what you came here for.
If talked to again -
Albus: You know you haven't got a choice, Shanoa. Let's not play games.
Trying to leave -
Shanoa: I must absorb the Glyph...
Albus: Shanoa... Do you know what the Dominus is?
Shanoa: The ultimate Glyph, of course. The one that can destroy Dracula.
Albus: Half-right. But think about it: where does a Glyph's power come from? Nothing comes from nothing, after all. What do you suppose Barlowe used to create his precious Dominus?
Shanoa: Hmph... What?
Albus: They used Dracula, Shanoa. Dominus is made from his remains. That's HIS power. Nothing less.
Shanoa: Dominus is...? It can't be true.
Albus: Ask the old man if you think I'm lying. And be quick about it; I'm very nearly done with all this.
Shanoa: Master Barlowe... Is Albus telling the truth? I have to find out.
Barlowe: So now you've heard the truth of Dominus...
Shanoa: Then it's true...
Barlowe: You've earned the right to know. Here's all the rest: In ages past, there was a hunter's clan. Their holy whip held Dracula at bay-- until, as time marched on, they disappeared. The whip lost, men created other tools... such as the Glyphs Ecclesia controls. Through constant hidden struggle round the world, we proved Ecclesia's mettle to mankind. And so, in secret, certain men of power then placed a certain object in our care.
Shanoa: ...That being?
Barlowe: The vessel for the soul of Dracula. Securely sealed in this very room. If we destroy it, mankind's wish comes true. That is our purpose, as ordained by God. But there remains one technicality...
Barlowe: Against that vessel, our Glyphs came to naught. Our powers failed to scratch it, even once. If those in power knew, they would take it back. Ecclesia would vanish overnight! So I sought out a Glyph of greater power-- one strong enough to topple Dracula. And so, the answer came: Fight fire with fire...
Shanoa: You can't mean...
Barlowe: Indeed. The power of Dracula himself. Converting it was difficult, of course. But finally, we made his power ours!
Shanoa: The power of ultimate destruction-- Dominus...
Barlowe: Yes, ultimate destruction. But no less could ever rid the world of Dracula. If only we'd been wise enough to see who else among us might make use of it. I fear we have unleashed a deadly threat.
Shanoa: Albus still has the final piece...
Barlowe: He must believe it's for some "greater good..." But I'll take the Lord's plan over his. And if you're forced to choose, you know what's right.
Shanoa: I do, Sir.
Shanoa: I sense strong magic behind that door... it's Dominus.
Albus: Try to relax, Shanoa; no more interfering. About those Dominus pieces, by the way... It's time to explain why I gave them to you.
Albus: Gyaaaaah! It's working... I FEEL IT!
Shanoa: But Barlowe said you weren't able to bear Glyphs... Did you... You let me absorb the other two just to see how it's done!
Albus: Ha! You see, I--Urgh... Hng! Gaaaaaaaaahhh!
Shanoa: ...What's happening?
Albus: ...And now... My wish will be... Shanoa, I-- Rrgh... What!? Th-This can't be! No... I've come too far... I will NOT be consumed! ...We'll settle this later, Shanoa.
Shanoa: Wait, Albus! This is bad... Master Barlowe will know what to do.
Barlowe: You say he hosts the final piece himself!? To learn such devilry in such short time... I fear his genius may outstrip my own. We foolishly assumed that only you could serve as host for Dominus... and so we left him such an opening. He watched the way you took in those first two... But wait, those pieces still remain with us.
Shanoa: That is correct.
Barlowe: He wants them back, no doubt. If we pursue...
Shanoa: What choice do we have? He has to be stopped; you said so yourself.
Barlowe: Indeed, you have the right of it, I fear. The force of Dominus devours the mind. Poor Albus, even he could not resist Dracula's will. He can't come back to us; not anymore. Shanoa, free him from his misery...
Shanoa: Yes, Sir.
Barlowe: His trail must lead beyond the graveyard. Go. For all the world's sake, come back alive.
Shanoa: Albus is here... I must end this now with my own hands, no matter the cost.
Shanoa: If this is how it must be, then let's end it now.
Albus: The Dominus is mine, and I've waited long enough. Hand it over, Shanoa.
Shanoa: Is this why you betrayed our master? Did you trade your home, your life, just to be consumed by this darkness? What did you hope to gain!? Answer me.
Albus: Shanoa... What am I--!? Gaaah! No, Shanoa... RUN! You have to get away from here! Now!
Albus: Run...? Ha! What good would that do her? She cannot escape me. All of humanity is merely cattle, led to slaughter at my behest. I, Lord Dracula! Give yourself as sustenance to me, weak, foolish human! That will be your honor!!
Shanoa: ...... Even in this state, without any memory of the man you once were, I pity you. It's my duty to free you from this suffering; to ensure you don't meet such an end. Rest in peace, Albus.
Shanoa: This will complete Dominus, the power that corrupted Albus... and consumed him. Can this cursed power truly be used to vanquish evil? ...I'll return the final piece to Barlowe-- my mission is complete.
Trying to leave -
Shanoa: I must take the last Glyph...
Shanoa: It's done, Sir. I've retrieved Dominus.
Barlowe: And Albus? Did he yield, or did he...
Shanoa: It... was too late. I'm sorry.
Barlowe: Unfortunate... but it cannot be helped. He wanted just the same as both of us. Perhaps he simply wanted it too much. But still, there is a way to honor him. Use Dominus, and see the mission through. Good Albus would have wanted it that way. The time has come--to the forbidden room! Take all three pieces; bind them to yourself. Upon the vessel, cast the Union Glyph. And so, the world's greatest hope will rise! Ecclesia's wish... The wish of all mankind. Now go, Shanoa! You will be the one. Our world's savior...
Trying to leave -
Barlowe: Take heart! This task is yours, and yours alone!
Barlowe: My many years, I've waited for this day…
Barlowe: Do it, Shanoa! Make this old man proud!
Barlowe: I'm here for you, Shanoa. Do not fear.
Barlowe: Such bliss! My student's glory is at hand!
Shanoa: ...Why? I'm fading... It's so dark...
Barlowe: Rejoice, Shanoa. With your sacrifice, the wishes of mankind will all come true...
Path to Good Ending
Shanoa: This will complete Dominus, the power that corrupted Albus...and consumed him. Can this cursed power truly be used to vanquish evil? ...I'll return the final piece to Barlowe--my mission is complete. What's...going on!? Albus's memories--! ...I can feel them...
Albus: Name's Albus. I guess we're brother and sister now.
Shanoa: My brother, huh? ...Albus.
Shanoa: You can't keep doing this; you'll destroy yourself! Let me take your place.
Albus: What... kind of brother would I be...if I didn't protect you...? That's...my role.
Albus: Accepting Dominus is likely to interfere with one's memory and emotions.
Barlowe: I see...
Albus: That being the case, we should assume the true price is much higher... Sir! Name me as the bearer. I can't allow Shanoa to risk her life.
Barlowe: But you aren't able--
Albus: There has to be a way! ...and I'll find it.
Barlowe: All right, Albus. I will give you my word. But, before all that, I have a great errand for you...
Shanoa: ...But Barlowe told me Albus took my memories. It was Dominus? Albus, did you steal Dominus for my sake...?
???: So you figured it out. ...a shame everything ended in failure.
Shanoa: Albus!? I... I can hear your voice inside my mind.
Albus: Inside Dominus, actually, which you absorbed.
Shanoa: That isn't possible.
Albus: It would seem the blood of the holy whip's legacy makes many things possible. One of life's fortunate miracles, you might say. Betrayed by the old man, I fled with Dominus. In this way I had taken your place as bearer, and you were no longer at risk. Alone, I continued my research into methods of controlling Dominus. As you know, that Glyph's power is Dracula's as well. To this end, I required the blood of the sacred Belmont clan. Since they vanished years ago, I set out to find any traces of their heritage.
Shanoa: ...The villagers.
Albus: Exactly. Fate drew them to the village...all thirteen of that line. I studied their blood with great diligence... In the end, even that power wasn't enough to contain Dominus, and the Glyph consumed me.
Shanoa: ...But with your body gone, your spirit remains--absorbed into the Glyph. And now, that soul dwells within me, alongside the power of Dominus.
Albus: By all accounts, Dominus should have overpowered and erased my will. However, the villager's power courses through you, and that tethered me here.
Shanoa: How can that be?
Albus: Probably from absorbing the Glyphs I used to imprison them... You are quite remarkable, Shanoa.
Shanoa: ...... There is still one thing I do not understand, Albus. Why did you try to take my place, if you knew it would cost you your life?
Albus: ...I doubt you could understand, without your memories or emotions. Let's just say I knew what mattered to me, and what had to be done. Once the ritual began, though, I no longer had any choice. Everything that happened since then was laid out before me... a path I had to follow.
Shanoa: I still don't understand...
Albus: It's just as well. No need to concern yourself with the affairs of my heart. But, I do need you to promise me one thing.
Shanoa: What is it?
Albus: No matter what happens, you mustn't use Dominus. Its power comes at a great price... Your life. Please, Shanoa... Don't ever use Dominus! You have to trust me!
Shanoa: I do, Albus.
Albus: Then I've done all I can. Thank you, Shanoa... ...but now, I believe my time is at an end.
Shanoa: Albus, wait! I have to know--
Albus: You'll be fine now. ...Remember your promise.
Shanoa: ...Albus...? Don't go, Albus! ...You gave up your life for my sake, and I don't feel anything. I can't even shed a tear... ...... Why was everything stolen from me!?
Shanoa: Only one person can answer my questions. ...I won't let Albus's sacrifice go to waste. I must learn the truth.
Shanoa: It's done, Sir. I've retrieved Dominus.
Barlowe: And Albus? Did he yield, or did he...
Barlowe: Unfortunate... but it cannot be helped. He wanted just the same as both of us. Perhaps he simply wanted it too much. But still, there is a way to honor him. Use Dominus, and see the mission through. Good Albus would have wanted it that way. The time has come--to the forbidden room!
Barlowe: Take all three pieces; bind them to yourself. Upon the vessel, cast the Union Glyph. And so, the world's greatest hope will rise! Ecclesia's wish... The wish of all mankind. Now go, Shanoa! You will be the one. Our world's savior...
Shanoa: I will not.
Barlowe: ...What, second thoughts? You've fought so hard for this...
Shanoa: I promised Albus. I'm never using Dominus.
Barlowe: You promised him? He must have lied to you...
Shanoa: You would know quite a bit about lies.
Barlowe: Shanoa, what is this? What do you mean?
Shanoa: Albus didn't seal my emotions at all. It was you. You used them as a sacrifice to Dominus!
Barlowe: R-Ridiculous! I've never heard such--
Shanoa: You also lied to Albus. You sent him on a fool's errand, and tried to hold the ritual in his absence.
Shanoa: And you neglected to mention that using Dominus would kill me. Would you care to explain that, "Master"?
Barlowe: Shanoa, if you ever trusted me, then hear me: mankind needs you. Needs your life!
Barlowe: You carry such a burden, my young girl... To give your life that Man might live his dreams... Do you not see how wonderful that is?
Shanoa: You're mad...
Barlowe: Now, Albus, that boy had the right idea. He found a way to take in Dominus... and I shall put his research to good use. You see, girl, we don't need you anymore... My flesh can host the Glyph as well as yours! And since you're so unwilling to comply... I'll rip the Glyph straight off your bloody corpse!
Shanoa: I'm not ready to die, Barlowe. You still owe me answers.
Barlowe: Poor fool; if I could only make you see. Now die, and YIELD DOMINUS TO ME!!
Barlowe: Dammit! I was so close! I could... taste the power...
Shanoa: I don't understand... The user of Dominus is destined to die! ...Why would you want that kind of power?
Barlowe: Because without Dominus, I'll never destroy that infernal seal.
Shanoa: ...Seal? You told me that was the vessel of Dracula's soul!
Barlowe: Of course! Ecclesia's mission is to realize the singular wish of all mankind: the resurrection of our lord, Count Dracula!
Shanoa: Mankind wishes for no such thing.
Barlowe: Dracula's power comes from the darkness in people's hearts--our hearts. Ask yourself then, why does he continue to return, regardless of defeat? Because our hearts yearn for Dracula's presence! Haaaa ha ha ha ha ha!
Shanoa: ...Just another victim of Dominus... It's driven you mad!
Barlowe: No, Shanoa... How can you be blind to this? ...If you refuse to see, then you are the fool! Oh ho ho... What's this? This power... My strength is returning! Yes my lord, I see... I will destroy the infernal seal with your blessing! ...Truly providence, that Dracula would honor me with his guidance!
Shanoa: No... I feel a new power.
Barlowe: ...I will give my life to undo the seal, Master. Return to us, Lord Dracula!
Shanoa: It can't be! ...Now I've lost everything... my past, my emotions, my brother, and my purpose... I'm empty. ...there's nothing left for me.
Entering Dracula’s Castle
Shanoa: Here I am... It's all gone. ...What little I had, anyway. No, that's not true, there's one thing left... ...My mission. I'm the only one left who can end this. Hear me, Dracula! I am the morning sun, come to vanquish this horrible night!
Shanoa: There are magic energies coursing through this room... If that statue is Cerberus, then this must be the gateway into Hell. I just need to figure out how to unseal it...
Shanoa: This Glyph is resonating with something... Could there be another one?
Shanoa: This Glyph resonates just like the other one... There must be a third.
Shanoa: It's resonating with the others! Is this the final piece? Now the question is, how to bring these three Glyphs together?
Unlocking the Statue
Shanoa: ...It worked. The power inside is incredible...is it Dracula? The time has come, Albus. To end this, I must tread into Hell itself.
Dracula: Such a lovely maiden... Are you the one to whom I owe this great pleasure? Tell me your desire, child. Is it eternal life you seek? A place at my side?
Shanoa: I am not your benefactor.
Dracula: No? Then please...Tell me of yourself. Surely you've realized my company comes at a price.
Shanoa: I am the blade to banish all evil, and I've come to see you annihilated. The time of your destruction is at hand; die, Demon Lord Dracula!
Dracula: Bah ha ha ha ha ha! What an amusing woman! Come to me, child; I haven't danced in ages!
Dracula: What nonsense is this? You will never defeat me with such feeble tricks!
Shanoa: My power alone may not be enough, but with Dominus, I can destroy you, fiend!
Dracula: But this power is... NO! It can't be my--
Shanoa: I'm sorry, Albus... I couldn't...keep my promise...
Shanoa: I've fulfilled my mission; now there's nothing left... My life... I feel it... ...ebbing away. ...so quiet... I can't hear anything.
???: Name's Albus. I guess we're brother and sister now.
???: Sir! Name me as the bearer. I can't allow Shanoa to risk her life.
Shanoa: ...Albus's memories from Dominus must be flowing through my mind... They're the only memories left to me now...
???: What... kind of brother would I be...if I didn't protect you...? That's...my role.
Shanoa: Now I see why Albus risked his life for me... ...... ...Why am I crying? Such warm tears, I... This must be some sort of dream--a final vision before I die...
Albus: This is no dream, Shanoa. The tears you shed are your own.
Shanoa: Is that...Albus!?
Shanoa: ...Not a dream. My tears were real.
Albus: Once I realized I was allowed to exist within Dominus, I thought to find out what else had been absorbed... It seems your precious sacrifice remained intact.
Shanoa: Albus! I thought you were gone!
Albus: Since my existence was questionable at best, once we parted ways I wandered the darkness inside Dominus to see if I could locate the memories it had taken from you... As soon as you used the Glyph to stop Dracula, its dark power rushed away, leaving one glimmer behind. That last trace of light was your sacrifice...
Shanoa: That is so like you, Albus. You can't just solve every problem on your own without telling me!
Albus: ...To be fair, I am your big brother, after all.
Shanoa: But...thank you, Albus. Now I can die with such happiness in my heart.
Albus: Shanoa... there's no need for you to die.
Shanoa: I've already used Dominus, Albus. That power comes at the cost of my life.
Albus: Dominus requires but a single soul.
Shanoa: ...You're taking my place!? Albus, no! You've already done so much, and I haven't repaid you!
Albus: No arguments, Shanoa. This is my role.
Shanoa: No, I...!
Albus: If you want to repay me, then you can grant one final wish.
Albus: Smile for me. That will be enough.
Albus: Please... Before I fade away...
Albus: Beautiful. I... I can finally...
Shanoa: Albus...? Wait, don't... No! ALBUS!!!
Unknown to the outside world, Good had vanquished Dracula's evil once more, as all record of Ecclesia vanished into the mists of time...
Shanoa: A Glyph... This is Albus's doing.
Nikolai: At last! .
Shanoa: Who did this to you? .
Nikolai: You must help the others! Everyone in the village has been taken! .
Shanoa: By whom? .
Nikolai: That man! He spirited away the other 12, and then imprisoned me. But the Lord must have sent you to our aid. Please deliver the others! .
Shanoa: Can you tell me where the man went? .
Nikolai: If... If I'm not mistaken, he said something about the Prison Island. .
Shanoa: I see... .
Nikolai: Long ago, criminals were banished to that forsaken place... Some say their souls still wander the island, which is forever cursed. .
Shanoa: Where is it? .
Nikolai: You can get there through these very woods. Please, you must save them! .
Shanoa: Did Albus really take the villagers to Prison Island? ...and for what purpose?
Nikolai: I'm Nikolai, the priest watching over this town. Please, you must deliver the villagers from his evil!
Nikolai: Has God ever spoken to you? He spoke to me once, telling me to clear this wasteland and build a village.
Nikolai: He took everyone away. Even a few visitors from out of town, who just happened to be here at the time. Were they simply unfortunate, or is there some plan at work?
Nikolai: Some of the abducted are even young children… ...All I can do now is to pray for their safety...
Nikolai: Some of us have not yet returned... Unless Heaven has already called them... No. I must believe in God's protection. And in yours...
Nikolai: God brought us all here, and bid us build these homes in this place. He's provided for us\n ever since, even in our darkest hours.
Nikolai: Thank you very much! You rescued every last soul in town. But...their tribulations still weigh heavily upon their hearts... Would you speak with them, and help to lift their spirits?
Finishing All Quests
Nikolai: You've saved these people's lives, and now you've restored their peace of mind. This village is healing before our eyes. Thank you very much! You are truly a gift from above--a saint if ever there was one. Please accept this. It is a ring that has been passed down in my family. May God guide you wherever you may go.
Jacob: Whew! Hey, you saved me. Thanks! I'm Jacob. Got a general store in Wygol Village. And on that note, I should probably get back to it! But listen, I might have some things you can use. Come by the shop, and we'll do business!
Jacob: Welcome! I'm back in business, thanks to you. My inventory's a little backlogged right now, but have a look around! .
Shanoa: Thank you very much. .
Jacob: Hey, thank YOU. I'd give you things for free if I could, but... You know how business is these days. .
Shanoa: I understand.
Jacob: Good! Well, let me know if you see anything you like!
Jacob: I'll have some more coming in soon, so keep on checking back!
Jacob: These are all the items I can get. The rest are up to you.
Jacob: Shanoa! You get the special discount!
Jacob: Welcome! Check out the new merchandise!
Jacob: Lately, you're about the only one who shops here...
Jacob: It's nice to see the town getting back on its feet. Really makes me happy.
Jacob: Welcome! I've got a great assortment of goods now, so shop away!
Jacob: Whoa, hold on. Don't go yet. Hang on a second...
Shanoa: ...What is it?
Jacob: Well, I don't get many customers for all this stuff, so you're keeping me in business, and then some! Here, I made you one of these.
Shanoa: A VIP Card?
Jacob: It means you're a regular. It gives you discounts n' stuff--neat, eh? Just please don't tell the others. Then everybody else would want one, and I'd go out of business. Well, thank you very much, and please come back!
Laura: Uh... Mmm. Where am I...?
Shanoa: You're awake.
Laura: Last thing I remember was a man walking in... Was that a dream?
Shanoa: No, that was...
Laura: Eh, I don't want to know. Whatever's past is past, right? Time to go home. I've got work to do.
Shanoa: What sort of work?
Laura: I craft jewelry. Name's Laura.
First Quest - A Lucky Stone
Laura: You know, you dress like you're in mourning. Waste of a finely shaped--
Shanoa: Enough of that, thank you.
Laura: Well, sorry if I'm out of line, but hear me out, here. A little accessorizing would go a long way, don't you think?
Laura: Yeah, you know. Bring over a Lapis Lazuli and I'll show you what I mean.
Laura: If you find Lapis Lazuli, bring it here. I'll make you something nice.
Laura: Good stone you found, here. Let me work on it and I'll send it to the general store. Give it a try later on! Bet you'll like what you see.
Second Quest - A Pleasant Accessory
Laura: You don't smile much. You should! Men'd be lining up at your door.
Shanoa: I do not smile.
Laura: Don't smile? That's...odd. Hmm, what can we do about that...? Got it! I need a Ruby, a Sapphire, and an Emerald. Wait till you see what I make now! You'll smile without even knowing it.
Laura: I need a Sapphire, a Ruby, and an Emerald. I'll make you something that'll make you smile without even knowing it.
Laura: Here we are; red, blue, and green. The three primary colors of light, you know. You're going to love how those colors all dance together. Check it out at the general store once I'm done.
Third Quest - A Heartwarming Accessory
Laura: Still can't smile, huh...? I wonder if my skills just aren't up to it yet...
Shanoa: It's not you. My troubles go deeper than you think.
Laura: ...Well, how about this? Got a man in your life?
Shanoa: Nobody I'm capable of caring for. What about yourself?
Laura: Well, there's someone... but I'm not good at talking about myself… Right, moving on. I need a Diamond and Onyx! And I WILL make something powerful enough to touch your heart.
Laura: If you can bring me a Diamond and an Onyx, I'll make something that'll touch your heart, no matter what!
Laura: Ha! No heart can withstand the combined power of these two stones! I'll send this over to the general store when it's done.
Tom and Jewelry
Laura: Oh...? You have a new gem. Here, I'll appraise it for you.
Shanoa: Please do.
Laura: ...Wow. This is Chrysoberyl. And a rare cat's eye color, at that.
Shanoa: Cat's eye?
Laura: There's a streak of light and it looks like a cat's eye, so they call it that. Oh, yeah, Irina's girl Anna has a cat. You can compare it with the real thing.
Shanoa: You mean Tom.
Laura: That girl gets possessed easily, and Tom the cat apparently protects her. It must be tough for him; desperate to save Anna.
Shanoa: Anna wants to help Tom with a charm.
Laura: ...! That's it! That's the way to do it! We can give Chrysoberyl to those kids... That'd ward off evil! I'll make a charmed collar.
Shanoa: All right. Please do that.
Laura: Long ago, an order for a dog collar got canceled. That'll come in handy now. Attach this, adjust it to a shorter length, and look! It's done. It's for those kids. No need to pay me. Hurry along and give it to them.
Fourth Quest - The Job of a Lifetime
Laura: STILL can't smile, huh? I must be doing something wrong...
Shanoa: It's not that. You can't stir emotions that don't exist.
Laura: Damn it! Last ditch effort. Do me a favor and bring me some Alexandrite. I'll pull out all the stops. This is going to be the greatest work of my life!
Laura: If you can bring me Alexandrite, I'll show you the greatest work I've ever done. And they said I didn't have it in me!
Laura: The setting is ready. It's studded with all the gems you brought me earlier. Now, I just have to set the Alexandrite you brought me in the center and...! My masterpiece! The Royal Crown is complete! Well? Touching, right?
Shanoa: I lost my emotions. An absent heart cannot stir.
Laura: I see... Guess I couldn't do it. But I CAN do all this. You just took my work to a whole new level. And all this talk about your feelings made me think about my own... Would you take this Royal Crown? Call it a memento.
Laura: Trying so hard to touch your heart... It taught me a few things about mine. I ran away once. My master kept pointing out my faults, and I ran away from him, but my faults came with me. You helped me get rid of them. I know what good I can do now, though. For my work, and for him.
Unused Early Dialogue (Possibly meant to be a shopkeeper?)
Laura: Come and check our stock. I promise you'll be moved.
RescueMonica: Oh! Wh-What did I do to deserve to be saved by such a beautiful angel? I'm... I'm Monica. I'm... a seamstress in the village. Um... Please, let me repay you! If you're in the village, come see me!
First Quest - Making a Dress!
Monica: Listen, I... There isn't much I can do to thank you, but please! Please let me make you a dress. ...Would that be good enough?
Shanoa: Thank you, but I do not need a dress.
Monica: Oh. Well...you're right. My dresses wouldn't be--
Shanoa: You misunderstand. Dresses don't suit me.
Monica: Well... Well, hang on! I bet I CAN make a dress you'd look good in. Let's see... Cotton! That's what we need. Where's the cotton? Oh, no! I'm out of cotton thread. I'm always doing this... And I need at least 5 Cotton Thread to make a dress! Sigh... Maybe you shouldn't have even bothered saving me...
Monica: If you can, bring me 5 Cotton Thread. If you want...
Monica: Y-You brought me Cotton Thread? You went out of your way just for me? I'll make your dress in a flash! And...done! A Cotton Dress. Please accept it. Maybe I should make more, and sell them at the general store. Not that you need to bother, but if you'd like another, you could buy one.
Second Quest - Silkworm's Tragedy
Monica: Listen, I wanted to repay you, but I ended up sending you on some silly errand instead. How rude of me! This time, please let me repay you properly. With this Silk thread… ...... Oh, no! The silkworms all died while I was gone. No more thread... And I'd need at least 5 Silk Thread to make a Silk dress! I keep on doing this... Maybe I should just crawl into a hole…
Monica: Where am I going to find 5 Silk Thread.
Monica: Th-This is Silk Thread! Did you go get these just for me? I'm sooo touched! So touched that I finished making the dress somehow! A Silk Dress. Please accept it. Maybe I'll keep making these, and have them sold in the general store. Um...if you'd like... Only if you'd like, please consider buying...them.
Third Quest - Is That Cashmere?
Monica: I'm so sorry! That's TWO fetch errands I've sent you on now. And you've done them both, and I still haven't properly repaid you... Wait. I know how: cashmere. The greatest material ever created... Wait, no. I don't even know what it looks like! Silly me, trying to make a dress from material I've never seen... But if I HAD 5 Cashmere Thread, I could make you the most wonderful dress... Stupid Monica. I can't make a dress like that!
Monica: With 5 fabled Cashmere Thread, I can surely make the greatest Party Dress! What am I saying? Stupid Monica, there's no way I can make a dress like that!
Monica: Th-This is Cashmere Thread? Where did you FIND these? For me? Y-You're amazing! So amazing that I just made this dress instantly! A Party Dress. Please accept it. I'll make others, and I'll have them sold at the general store. You could buy them. If you wanted to. By mistake, maybe.
Monica: Ha! Look at poor little Monica. Can't do a thing without someone else to bring her materials. Then again, I do seem to know how to make a dress, and if I could get my own materials...
Eugen: ...Thank you.
Shanoa: Did the man who bound you say anything?
Eugen: I don't remember hearing his voice, but I saw his eyes. He's got a purpose. I can tell you that. Good or bad purpose? That I couldn't say.
Shanoa: I see.
Eugen: I'm going back to the village. I'm worried about Father Nikolai. And you...
Shanoa: What about me?
Eugen: How the hell'd you get all this way in that flimsy gear? Come see me in the village. I'll suit you up proper.
Shanoa: I'd appreciate it.
First Quest - Poor Preparation is Costly
Eugen: 3 Iron Ore.
Shanoa: Excuse me?
Eugen: Your armor's shabby. Bring 3 Iron Ore. Then we'll talk.
Eugen: Bring 3 Iron Ore. Then we'll talk.
Eugen: All right, I'll make a couple of new pieces and put them up on sale at Jacob's store. And no, you don't get them for free. I put my heart and soul into this.
Shanoa: Of course.
Eugen: But, I also pay my suppliers. So here.
Second Quest - What the Blacksmith Does Best
Eugen: You must be having a rough time of it.
Shanoa: I have a mission that I must accomplish.
Eugen: If you say so--not my business. Tell you what: Bring 3 Silver Ore. I'll make you something good.
Eugen: Bring 3 Silver Ore. With them, I can make better gear.
Eugen: Good, good. You'll see what I can make with these. Check Jacob's store later. And here's your payment for the materials. Father Nikolai saved my life way back when. I asked him how to pay that debt, and he just said, "Do what you can." So, here I am, just doing what I can, where I am, with what I have. You do what you can, too. And if you run into trouble again, come see me.
Third Quest - Work of the Finest Quality.
Eugen: Lady, I don't want to know what is you're up against out there. But do this: Bring 3 Gold Ore. I'll beat 'em into shape as best I can for you.
Shanoa: Thank you very much.
Eugen: No thanks needed. We're all just doing what we can out here. That's all there is to it.
Eugen: Bring 3 Gold Ore. I'll beat 'em into shape as best I can for you.
Eugen: Armor needs flexibility, you know. It breaks if it doesn't have that. You can't just take every hit; you've gotta dodge sometimes. You know that. You take a lot of risks out there, don't you?
Shanoa: I appreciate the concern. But I know of no other way.
Eugen: Then I'll just have to make sure you can survive the hits. You know the drill; check Jacob's shop later on. Here's your finder's fee.
Eugen: Look, if you have to go out there and push yourself, fine. But if you lose, my armor loses too. So don't die. I don't care if you have to crawl back, just don't die. My reputation's at stake.
Shanoa: I have no intention of dying, Sir.
Eugen: Well, fine. You trust my armor, I'll trust your strength, and that's that.
Abram: Ha-ha! Rescued at last-- but only to be butchered by this she-devil!
Shanoa: I have no interest in butchering you, Sir.
Abram: You promise? Well, um, thank you! I guess. That's what you say when people save your life, right? I'm Abram. I'm the town's official healer. Please come visit my establishment... IF YOU DARE!
First Quest - Running Out of Sage
Abram: It's... It's YOU! You've come at last...
Shanoa: At an awkward time, I see.
Abram: Awkward? No. Inconvenient, YES! I would prepare a proper thanks, a gift of medicine, but now, no, now is not the time...
Shanoa: What is the matter?
Abram: HE did it. That man who abducted us. He took all the materials I had! I bet.
Shanoa: Albus...? Could it be for some experiment?
Abram: No doubt! So GO, and find me more materials, I command it! THEN, only then, will I trust you enough to thank you! For saving my life!
Abram: SAGE! I need Sage. So find it, and bring it here! And then we'll see who trusts who, won't we? Ha, ha, ha!
Abram: Did you find the Sage? When you find it, bring it here! That's the way to curry my favor! Ha, ha!
Abram: Yes, that's definitely Sage. So thank you. For now. I'll make your precious "medicine." I'll even have the store stock it. But DON'T DARE ask to have it free! Who do you think I am!?
Second Quest - Medicinal Ingredients Needed
Abram: Ah yes, it's you... Bring me Chamomile and Rue. Then I'll make an antidote for poison. You're not POISONED are you? Well this'll cure you. And then maybe I'll trust you more. Not much more. But some.
Abram: I need BOTH Chamomile AND Rue. Bring them here, and the antidote's yours.
Abram: Well, here we have it. Chamomile and Rue. Thanks again. For now. So now I can make your antidotes, and send them to the store for you. You've earned precisely eight points of trust. And if you know anything about trust, you know that's being generous.
Third Quest - Mandrake is the Best Medicine
Abram: I now require Sage and Mandragora Root. With these, you won't have to recover your health in tiny increments. You'll get them, right? Oh, you'll get them. I know you. I know your kind. Relentless and infallible. Hurrah!
Abram: I repeat: bring me Sage and Mandragora Root. You'll find them. With these, you won't have to recover your health in tiny increments.
Abram: ...Well, Sage, Mandragora Root... Yes, you've done it. I knew you would. And now for that promised boost to your health. I'll leave it at the store. I'll even do you a favor, and have it stocked at an extra special price. For everyone. Not just you. Wouldn't want to start any RUMORS of favoritism.
Fourth Quest - Unusual Medicine Components
Abram: Listen, my behavior's been a bit erratic since, you know, "the incident." I hope I haven't said anything to...enrage you. Really, I mean that.
Shanoa: It's quite all right. Words don't bother me.
Abram: Good! Well, to patch things up, I'll give you a special medicine! ...That I don't have the materials for. Sage and Merman Meat. But you can find them!... Oh, yes. YOU can find them. And then I'll make you SUCH a brew as to heal your TERRIBLE WOUNDS on the spot. How about it?
Abram: That's a yes, isn't it? I'm counting on you.
Abram: When you find the Sage and Merman Meat, bring them to me. Then I'll make you the best medicine! Instant healing for any wound!
Abram: Sage and Merman Meat! You've found them! You're amazing! I'll make you a potion of instant-mega-healing! And this one's on the house!...No, wait. If I gave it to you, you'd take it into danger, and get badly injured just so you could use it. Don't do it! You mean too much to me! So...with that in mind, I'm NOT giving it to you. I'll leave it at the store. And make it really pricey so you don't buy it. Ha!
Abram: Well, that's it for all the medicine. Except mine, but that's another story. But you have my undying moral support, from back at a nice, safe distance. And whenever you take medicines, think of me. THINK OF ME!!
Daniela: Oh, are we done already? Well, that's rather disappointing, isn't it?
Daniela: You're not that rascal from before. Your voice is different. You're like a doll--pretty, but there's something missing... Say, is the man not coming? I promised him a cake... Oh well. Tell him I'll be waiting. Oh, yes, I'm Daniela. Nice name, isn't it? Aunt Michelle gave it to me. Well, home I go. Don't worry. Old Dracula himself wouldn't bother with blood this stale...
First Quest - A Beacon of Hope
Daniela: Oh, you came. I'm so happy. I was about to bake a cake. Make yourself at home.
Shanoa: Thank you, but I--
Daniela: My Grandfather and I would always bake together. That man loved sweets. Especially in the middle of a good, old-fashioned monster hunt.
Shanoa: Monster hunt? You mean--!?
Daniela: Nothing better than the view from atop the Lighthouse after an epic battle. I'd love to see that horizon again... Say, you do draw?
Shanoa: Draw...? You don't mean from the Lighthouse!
Daniela: I'll give you a sketchbook. When you get to the top, draw the view for me. There's still time until the cake is done baking. Come back then.
Daniela: Oh, that was fast. Did you already sketch the view from the lighthouse?
Shanoa: I haven't.
Daniela: Use the sketchbook I gave you atop the Lighthouse to draw your picture. Otherwise, I'll have to eat up this cake all by myself!
Daniela: Oh, what a wonderful drawing. This is for me? ...My, it's such a lovely view! But how could you have possibly known?
Shanoa: You...told me.
Daniela: Oh, silly child, I'd remember if I had. But such splendid talent deserves a special prize. Here, I've no need of this. Come again, and we'll share a nice cup of tea.
Second Quest - Important Resting Place
Daniela: How strange. I just had a feeling that you might be coming. I wonder why. Perhaps we're distant relatives, by chance? Where were you born?
Shanoa: I'm sorry, but I don't remember.
Daniela: Oh, that's fine. Where you were born isn't a big deal. What's important is where you die. I want to die near the falls at Tristis Pass. Grandfather and I used to train there. Now, it's where he rests... Oh, won't you do a drawing of that waterfall? I'm sure you'd do a beautiful job.
Shanoa: Another drawing?
Daniela: Please. A drawing of the Tristis Pass waterfall. I'll look forward to it.
Daniela: Oh, did you draw the Tristis Pass waterfall? Grandfather and I used to train there. Did I ever tell you that?
Daniela: Oh, this the waterfall at Tristis Pass. I mastered the secret arts there.
Shanoa: Secret... arts?
Daniela: Well, that doesn't matter. I have to repay you for this splendid drawing... Oh, yes. How about this? I don't know what it's for, but it's very nice. You'll come again, right? You don't have to say it. I have a feeling you will.
Third Quest - Tragic Memories
Daniela: I was just gazing at the drawings you did for me. Look, they're very fine.
Shanoa: I don't understand... I...I lost my emotions.
Daniela: Did you really? I never noticed. But yes, if you live for a long time, you tend to lose all sorts of things. I lost my hat last week. What was it before that? I've lost a lot of things. But the saddest was when I lost Grandfather. I cried till my tears ran out. Say, won't you draw the church where I lost Grandfather? It's on Oblivion Ridge, and there's a tiny cross there. It's sad, but I want to make sure I remember it. If you draw it, I'll be able to remember both you and Grandfather.
Shanoa: The church is in Oblivion Ridge...
Daniela: Were you able to find the church on Oblivion Ridge? How's the sketch coming?
Shanoa: I haven't started it...
Daniela: Well see that you do. Promise? Promises bring out the best in people.
Daniela: Oh, you drew it for me. Drawings are so great. The same scenery is completely different between artists. And these days, they have those photographs—a reporter showed me. But I like these drawings a hundred times better, because you drew them.
Daniela: This is my thanks for the drawing. Please keep it. I hope it's enough for all you've given me. We've lost lots of things, but...sometimes we gain things too, you know? Like you, for example. Like myself. We've each gained a friend. Now, those are priceless, so let's not lose them. Do come again, Shanoa. You're always welcome here.
Daniela: Say, Shanoa, when it's all over, why don't the two of us go on a picnic?
Shanoa: When it's all over?
Daniela: I can sort of tell that you're up against something serious. When it's over, come on by. I'll prepare a lovely cake for your return.
Marcel: Ha! I came out here on a hunch, and I was right!
Marcel: Witches and wizards, strange magic, hordes of monsters... Marcel, my good man, welcome to the Front Page!
Marcel: Ah, right, where are my manners? Marcel. I'm a journalist. Thought there might be a scoop around here, and boy, this place is full of them!
Marcel: You, for example! A beautiful witch--and please don't take offense; you are gorgeous, I have to say. "Beautiful Witch Entrances Remote Village!" There we go. A perfect headline. Well, I'd better get cracking. I'll be in touch!
First Quest - Case of the Vicious Blight
Marcel: So here's a question: Why would the head office put a TOTAL press ban on my story about you? ...What kind of magic did you use again?
Shanoa: ...It's nothing special.
Marcel: Well, it's not my place to pry... On a totally unrelated note, how about you and me strike a little deal?
Shanoa: What sort of deal?
Marcel: I leave you and your magic alone, scrap my story, and you take me some pictures for a different story instead.
Shanoa: Very well.
Marcel: You ever heard of the Cave Troll? It's a hairy beast that sucks your blood clean out! Track it down and snap a picture or two for me. Careful--it's skittish!
Marcel: I still need a picture of the Cave Troll. So find it and take a snapshot before it runs away. Okay?
Marcel: So this is really it, eh? Well, it looks just like the rumors say. We're a sports magazine, but we cover a lot of stuff like this for some reason. Anyway, here's your share of the reward. The magazine should be out at the general store soon. Check it out, if you like.
Second Quest - Case of the Demon Horse
Marcel: Ah, you. I've been waiting. Everybody loved the Cave Troll story. So now we need to top it! Get me a shot of the Jersey Devil!
Marcel: You're looking for the Jersey Devil. It has a horse head and a bat body. If you see one, snap a photo before it runs away, all right? Don't you just love this photography stuff?
Marcel: Wow! Just...wow! So this is a Jersey Devil! And it's neither a devil, nor wearing a jersey... Well, whatever. Our readers'll eat it up anyway. Here's your cut. Enjoy! The magazine will be at the store, so check it out. That's what the pros do.
Third Quest - Case of the Hideous Snowman
Marcel: All right, your next mark's some white, furry snowman called a Yeti. I heard your photos alone have more than doubled our circulation! So keep it up! We're counting on you!
Marcel: Remember, the Yeti. Get me a picture. Don't miss the deadline!
Marcel: So the Yeti is real too, eh? Never would have guessed. Well, this is huge! Here's your cut. Nice going! I might start hearing offers from a better paper soon! Well, the mag's at the general store, as usual. Make sure to check it out.
Marcel: You're not going to believe this: the Chief fired me. He only wants his serious little sports articles. Bah! Well, whatever. I was thinking of settling here anyway. With the Yeti and the Cave Troll. And, you know, with Laura the jeweler...
George: So kind of you to save me.
Shanoa: Did he do anything strange? Where are the others?
George: He drew some of my blood and chanted a few words... As for the others, I heard him say he was going to the village. I'm worried.
Shanoa: The village again...? What is Albus trying to do?
Rescue (unused/scrapped version)
George: Ah, I'm free! Excellent! Now to return to the village while all this inspiration's still fresh in my mind...
George: The howls, the wails! Music at its most primal! And, I, George, will be the first to capture such melody in song! And on that note, I must be off!
First Quest - The Silent Violin
George: Your timing is impeccable! For I have just composed an ode to terror! And now, I shall record it for all time, upon this-- my friend's phonograph! Lend your ears, as I play upon this...this...
George: ...This broken violin. That I forgot was broken. Oh, damn it all. Ahem! Would you kindly procure me some Horse Hair, that I might make a new bow?
George: I'm sorry, but my song will have to wait until you bring that Horse Hair.
George: Many thanks! I shall now record the piece. The record will go on sale at the general store—and you can be its first buyer!
Second Quest - The Killing Scream
George: The Banshee's wail is said to be an omen of death. Far too dangerous to risk recording...unless you'd care to volunteer! Here, just use the phonograph when the banshee wails! You'll be fine, I'm sure!
George: Use the phonograph when the Banshee wails, and bring me the recording.
George: Wonderful! Well, I'll need that phonograph back to record the piece. But please, give it a listen when the record arrives at the general store.
Third Quest - Artists Can Be Selfish
George: And now for my magnum opus...but I need the proper tools to write it down. Black Ink and an Eagle Feather, to be precise. Well, hop to it!
Shanoa: Doesn't the general store sell pens and ink?
George: Ah, but no ordinary quill can express the tortured soul of a true artist! I wouldn't expect you to understand—no one does.
George: I need Black Ink and an Eagle Feather. Get them for me.
George: Thank you, milady! Now, with this mighty quill, I engrave my place in the hallowed scroll of history! This haunted land has blessed me with its taints and torments. Oh, and buy the record at the general store.
George: After I recorded my final piece, the phonograph I borrowed from a friend exploded! That's the price of art, I say...but my friend will likely disagree. Perhaps I'll stay a while, here. Where he's less likely to find me.
Aeon: S-Saved! Guess the eternal bliss of paradise will have to wait, hmm? I'm Aeon, the chef. I've worked in all kinds of restaurants. One time it was for three whole weeks! Come see me in the village, and I'll make you a snack!
First Quest - Needs More Salt
Aeon: Welcome! I've been waiting for you. All day, just twiddling my thumbs. Ahem! I'd love to cook for you, but I need some Salt. Salt is important. People yell at you if you forget to cook with it. Boy, do they yell at you... Um, where was I? Right! Get me Salt. Why don't I go myself? Because I'm the chef. Why should you go get it? Because you're not a chef. That's how things work. Well, get to work, then. My kitchen's going to waste without you!
Aeon: Like I said, I need Salt to cook anything. I'm counting on you!
Aeon: Ah, Salt. Thanks! You can flavor things with this, you know. Here, watch! Ta-da! Corn Soup! Just like that. Here, have some. My treat for all your hard work. You know, I don't get many customers. Guess people like eating at home around here. Anyway, I'll start stocking corn soup at the general store.
Second Quest - I've Never Eaten That
Aeon: Ah, you surprised me! It gets so quiet in here... You know, I've been thinking I should cook something exotic for you, but I need ingredients for that. You know, like... Raw Killer Fish! That's the stuff. Let's cook us up some Killer Fish. How hard can it be? Just bring some in, and I'll take a shot at it! Hurry up!
Aeon: Come back with some Raw Killer Fish, and you'll have one crazy meal!
Aeon: Ah, thanks! This must be Raw Killer Fish. You can tell by the way, um, the, um, fangs, and the thing with the fins... Killer Fish! Now it's time to break out those old chef instincts, honed in the fires of many a kitchen. ...And voila! Killer Fish BBQ. Bon appetit! Wow! Fishtastic! ...Right? I mean, I'll take your word for it. I'm not going to taste it. Taste is overrated. Last time I tasted my own fish, I passed out and upset some people. Never again!
Third Quest - Can't Cook Without Ingredients
Aeon: I've finally realized why the restaurants I worked at all went out of business. And I think I know why you're my only customer. Feel free to disagree, but I think it might be because my food stinks! See, I figured everyone has different tastes, so why bother trying to make something taste good? Can't please everybody, right? Wrong. I know just the way to turn business around. Bring me some Tasty Meat. Can't go wrong with that! I mean, it must be called that for a reason! So bring me some, please!
Aeon: Please get me Tasty Meat. Delicious food requires delicious ingredients!
Aeon: Ha! No doubt, this is Tasty Meat, all right. The aroma alone gives it away. Now I can cook with pride, just like a full-fledged chef. Here, a special treat for my best and only customer: Thick Steak. Who knew that paying attention to taste could make food taste better? It's taken me over 20 years to get here, but that's how tough it is to be a chef. I hope you can also become good at your profession by the time you're my age.
Aeon: Well, you've made me a master chef. I can't ask any more of you. ...So why are you still my only customer? Did my cooking get too fancy, or what? That must be it. I raised the bar too high.
Anna: Thank you very much, Miss.
Shanoa: You're welcome.
Anna: Well, Tom? I was very polite, wasn't I?
Shanoa: You can talk to the cat?
Anna: That's right! Only I can do it, too. My brother can't even do it. Okay, I'm worried about my family, so I'm going now. See you later, Miss.
Spoken To Before Family Rescued
Anna: My brother came back, but Mom still hasn't...
Anna: My Mom came back, but my brother hasn't...
Anna: My mom and big brother haven't come home yet... I hope they're okay...
First Quest – Finding Tom
Anna: Who... are you...
Anna: I thought...I'd gotten... rid of that...annoying cat, and now...you...!
Shanoa: Demonic possession?
Anna: Please, Miss... I have to... ...find Tom... Probably on a tall tree...
Shanoa: Ah, the cat. I'll find him.
Anna: Please, Miss... I have to... ...find Tom... Probably on a tall tree...
Tom: Hissss!! Grrrowr!!
Anna: Damn...cat! That FLOWER you swallowed...? No!! Grrraaaargh!
Anna: Thank you for bringing Tom, Miss. Tom protects me from evil spirits. He must have been off looking for the flower that wards them off. Oh? Tom has something in his mouth. Here, you can have it, Miss.
Second Quest – Mice Make for Good Eats
Anna: Miss, you remember Tom, don't you? My friend, Tom the cat? He's been acting tired since he drove away that spirit the other day. Will he get better if we give him a Mouse? They're too fast for me to catch... So... Would you catch a Mouse for Tom? Please?
Anna: I want Tom to get better. Find a Mouse!
Anna: Wow! Thank you! You'll get better now, right Tom? Here! It's a treasure I found a long time ago. You can have it, Miss!
Third Quest – Tom and Jewelry
Anna: Miss! Tom isn't getting any better. I asked Father Nikolai and he said the flower that wards off evil is toxic! But Tom ate a lot of it to protect me! Is that, why he's so sick?
Anna: Then he said all I need is another kind of charm or something... Um...it's a stone called ch...ch...Chrysoberyl. Can you find one?
Anna: If we find some Chrysoberyl, Tom can stop eating the flower!
Anna: Oh! Is this Chrysoberyl? Thank you! But Tom has no way to carry a stone... If only it were like an accessory, then Tom could wear it.
Anna: Oh! This cat collar has the Chrysoberyl on it! It's perfect for Tom!
Anna: Thank you, Miss. Now, Tom won't have to hurt himself to protect me. Here, please, it's a Ribbon for you, Miss. My greatest treasure! Well, except for Tom. It'll be all right, as long as he and I are together!
Anna: You know, I have strange dreams sometimes. A dream where a man with a whip is fighting something. Fighting something scary.
Serge: Oh, phew! Thanks, lady! My name's Serge.
Shanoa: Should I walk you home?
Serge: Nah, I'm not a little kid anymore. I can get home by myself.
Spoken To Before Family Rescued
Serge: Mom's home, but Sis is still out there. I hope she's not all alone...
Serge: Sis came home, but Mom hasn't yet...What if she...!?
Serge: Mom and Sis still haven't come home... They're okay, right?
First Quest - Hide and Seek!
Serge: Hey, lady, what if we get kidnapped again? Would you still save us?
Shanoa: I make no promises.
Serge: Well, I know how we can find out! Okay, here's the rules: I'm going to go hide. And I'm going to count to 15, and you find me before I finish! There's a prize, even! Okay, here I go!
Serge: Time's up! C'mon, lady, you can do better than that!
Serge: Come on, lady, find me this time, okay? Same as last time; I'll count to 15. Got it? Here I go!
Serge: Hey, you did it! You really did find me. Here's the prize. It's like a "thank you"! Okay, I'm going to go now. Come over again sometime!
Second Quest - Show Me the Owl!
Serge: Hey lady, you ever see an Owl? 'Cause I hear it's good luck if you see one, and I think I could use some good luck, just in case. So if you see an Owl, could you bring it over? I'll give you something neat if you do!
Serge: Lady, if you see an Owl, could you bring it here, please?
Serge: Wow! A real Owl! Thanks, Lady! Here, it's a present for you. Come over again!
Third Quest - Can't Catch Me!
Serge: I'm bad at blind tag. When it's all dark, I get scared and I can't move. You don't get scared, though, do you? Hey, can you show me how it's done? Put on a blindfold and catch me before I count to 30!
Up here!/ Even higher!/ To the left!/More to the left!/ To the right!/ More to the right!/ I'm over here...
Serge: Time's up! So, what? Are you afraid of the dark too?
Serge: Are you scared of the dark too, lady? I'll run away one more time, so this time, make sure to catch me, okay? Here I go!
Serge: Lady, you're amazing! You caught me when you couldn't even see! Guess you can do that cause you're so brave! Thanks for showing me that. Here, take this.
Serge: You know, I keep on asking you for help or hoping for good luck... But I think I get it now. I have to be tough and brave on my own. So I'll work on that.
All Completed and Albus Defeated
Serge: Everyone keeps saying that the man who kidnapped us is a bad guy. I don't know, though... I think maybe they're wrong, 'cause he said something to me... He said, "You have to grow strong enough to protect your kid sister."
Irina: You saved me! Oh, thank you! Thank you! ...Listen, I know you just rescued me, but please excuse me. I'm worried about my children. I'm Irina, by the way. And...well, I have to go. You be careful out here. ...Bye!
Spoken To Before Family Rescued
Irina: My son came home safe, but my daughter hasn't... God, please protect her...
Irina: My daughter came home safe, but my son still hasn't... I hope he's okay.
Irina: My children still haven't been found. I just want them to be safe...
First Quest - Vicious Crows
Irina: Oh, good, you're here. I actually wanted to ask you a favor. ...It's rather complicated, I'm afraid. You see, some Crows have been running amok around here lately.
Irina: I wonder if there's a nest. Anyway, they're so vicious. Always peck-peck-pecking and swooping at people... Could you get rid of, I don't know, 30 of them? It'd be a big help. Thanks! I owe you.
Irina: Did you get all 30 Crows? Not yet? Really? Well...no hurry, I suppose.
Irina: I'm sorry about the other day. Asking you to get rid of all those Crows. I can be so impatient when there're things to do. Keeps me up at night. But...you really did it for me! Those Crows won't be nearly such a bother anymore. Thanks! And here, this is about all I have for you--please accept it.
Second Quest - Do You Hear Howling?
Irina: Hey, you! I was just thinking about you! You know, there's this nice boy I know; he'd be perfect for you. I'll introduce you!
Shanoa: That isn't necessary...
Irina: What're you saying? Don't tell me some man has you in his clutches already. Men are beasts, you know. Especially the ones out there, howling at the moon, keeping me up. Could you get rid of, say, 10 of them for me? Really? You'll do it? Thanks! I owe you.
Shanoa: ...Think nothing of it.
Irina: Taken care of those 10 Werewolf yet? No? ...I see.
Irina: I'm sorry, again. Asking you to go out and fight Werewolf creatures... It's just that, when things need doing, I keep on thinking about them until they get done! But now I can rest easy. So here, for you. So, were those monsters wolves? Or were they human?
Shanoa: I'm not sure...
Irina: Well, that's going to bother me for a while... Hmm...
Spoken To Before Large Cavern Discovered
Irina: Even with the howling gone, it's hard for me to sleep.
Third Quest - An Unwelcome Guest
Irina: I heard from Father Nikolai you're chasing a vampire? Is there anything I can do?
Shanoa: No, I...
Irina: Oh, really? But you know, speaking of vampires, there is a rumor going around: a vampire from the Orient is in the Large Cavern. How terrifying! How could anyone sleep at night with such a thing on the loose? Can you get rid of it? Great! I owe you.
Shanoa: Of course.
Irina: So, about that vampire from the Orient, in the Large Cavern... Oh, you haven't gotten to it yet? Well, hop to it, then!
Irina: You know, really, I don't always ask this much of people. Especially not where vampires are concerned. But somebody had to do it. And now we're all happy it's done! Please, you must take your reward.
Irina: It's never easy for a woman to raise two children alone. But when they smile, all the hardship just disappears. There's really nothing I'd rather be doing than living for my children.
-Hi! I'm Tofu! Our names are kind of funny, huh? Think so? We came from far away, but now I really like it here!
-Have you seen a pile of pretty rocks? Break 'em and... uh... I forget.
-New around here, huh? Make sure you say hi to my feline friends. We know...secrets. Important ones.
-Get spotted in prison and a scary machine comes out. ...But that doesn't mean it's not worth fighting.
-The name's Ink, see? They say cuz of my color, but I don't get it... Hm.
-In a room black as me, there's some treasure, see? Get rid of the ouchy things and you're home free.
-I'll protect Anna, even if she is high maintenance...
-...I was wet and cold, so Anna gave me warm milk. ...and wrapped me all up. She took care of me, so I'm gonna return the favor and protect her! ...Pretty soon, I'll show that spirit who's boss...!
-Why isn't my body moving? Ugh... Grrrr... I won't lose to some stupid evil spirit!
-Oh... Anna's just... overreacting... I need some...rest, that's all...
-I'm not gonna let some evil spirit have Anna! No way, no how!
-Score! This has got to be the best collar ever. In all my years, I've never had anything so fancy. ...little tight, though.