|The Price of Peace
Leepe-Hoppe: ♪What? Speak up! What's that you say?
You're the help from the gatehouse, eh?
Here you go... Sorry for all the fuss.
Today's offering for the altars of Giddeus.
In these bags are Yagudo's favorite cherries.
These should give those ugly old beastmen their merries.
If you are wondering why there're now two bags,
it's 'cause there're two altars in Giddeus's crags.
A Yagudo by each altar stands.
To each of them a bag you hand.
And though an offering you do bear,
those Yagudo may attack you there.
So take precautions, be prepared...
Lest you return in states impaired!♪
Leepe-Hoppe: We of the Rhinostery would like to
explore the underground canals too.
And investigate why the great beast
disappeared after the war ceased.
But the entrance to the canals in Windurst Walls,
has been off-limits for twenty years, 'spite our calls.
Known only as the Priming Gate,
Cardians guard it as of late.
Ajido-Marujido: I know, I know.
That's why I'm asking you for your cooperation.
Our objectives coincide...
I'm in search of Karaha-Baruha's laboratory, and you're in search of the great beast's lair.
Leepe-Hoppe: But opening the Priming Gate is no easy thing,
the key is our Rhinostery minister's ring.
And Minister Rukususu wouldn't to you lend,
her ring even if you were really her friend.
Ajido-Marujido: You don't get what I'm saying. That's why I'm asking you!
Listen. On the night Rukususu comes back from the Northlands...
...Let's continue this discussion later!
Leepe-Hoppe: Back from Giddeus now, I see!
Your mission's done. What joy, what glee!
Oh, that was the Orastery minister, Ajido-Marujido,
who wants to go to Karaha-Baruha's lab in the canals so...
So it really is the truth, what the rumors say...
he's been asking about forbidden magic today.
I'm surprised he doesn't get caught without quibble,
by Windurst's Sibyl Guards and the great Star Sibyl.
Anyway, your task's complete, your mission done,
so return to the gatehouse where you begun.
Ha-ha! I'm sure something great,
awaits you back at the gate!
|Lost for Words
Im "House of the Hero"
Ajido-Marujido: This is it!
Now I can finally make some progress with my plan!
Whoa! A curious one, you are.
Whattaru? Did you follow me all the way here?
You're on a mission from the Optistery? Oh, so you're the foolhardy adventurer who accepted that one.
Do you really think that the Book of the Gods could actually fall into the hands of that petty thief, the Cat Burglar?
This is no Book of the Gods. It's just a work of the famous Karaha-Baruha...
The pages...they're blank...!
It can'taru be...
The time for the Book of the Gods to lose its magic has come...
You! You must hurry back to the Optistery!
Tell Tosuka-Porika that the pages of the Book of the Gods have turned blank. Tell him the Book of the Gods is no more!
|To Each His Own Right
Ajido-Marujido: Why, hello again.
What are you doing here?
I'm resting right here. I never thought the day would come that I'd find a place I couldn't sneak into.
Say, you didn't follow me here out of worry, did you?
Were you worried about me?
- That's right.
Hah! The only reason you're here is because that Sibyl Guard Semih Lafihna ordered you to follow me, right?
She may have been raised by the Star Sibyl, but she's just a Mithra. She has no idea how serious this is.
You've heard the legends of the Star Sibyl, right?
In days of old, a shining star guided us to this place. When the star returned to the heavens, the light that lit Sarutabaruta faded, and darkness fell on the land.
But the first Star Sibyl gained the powers of the stars and moon at Full Moon Fountain. She found the stars of hope from within the darkness, and led Windurst to glory.
She also left a historical text for future Sibyls. They found it recently... The Book of the Gods.
And still the Star Sibyl is silentaru.
That's why I came here... To find another witness of time. I wanted to seek out the Yagudo.
They sure gave me a hearty reception, but the Yagudo king told me something...
Anyway, tell Semih Lafihna that the head of the Orastery, Ajido-Marujido, is getting close, slowly but surely.
Well, I'll see you around. Back to Windurst for me.
I see. The only reason you're here is because that Sibyl Guard Semih Lafihna told you to follow me, right?
|Written in the Stars
Ajido-Marujido: Hey... Are you okay?
You seem to be all rightaru...
The Cardians here are very different from the Cardians in town.
You'll be sorry if you carelessly go anywhere near these guys.
You see, these are my old man's most powerful creations. The ones he practically worked himself to death over.
(But, seeing as these Cardians are still up and running about, it must mean that my old man is still alive somewhere...)
Anyway, what the devil-wevil are you doing in this room?
These guys are protectaruing a part of the talisman that seals away the Shadow Lord...and that's no ordinary seal! Only the ministers of the five ministries are allowed to enter this room!
What's that you say...?
The great Star Sibyl has collapsed? What terrifying portent did she see in the stars, then...?
What in the stars is going on?
I had better go check with my own eyes.
Better head down to Full Moon Fountain...
|Magicite (Windurst), Magicite (Bastok), Magicite (San d'Oria)
Star Sibyl: Summoning, you say?
Karaha-Baruha: Yes, I would like to name this magic “summoning.”
The divine texts depict it in the form of the Star Sibyl commanding a great beast.
At any rate, we are very close. Soon, the magic of summoning will be complete.
Star Sibyl: Hmm...
Karaha-Baruha: Are you uneasy, Your Holiness?
Star Sibyl: Yes... Very.
Time is of the essence.
The lines of battle are at Tahrongi Canyon, and draw close to Sarutabaruta.
The attack on Oztroja shall fail, and many flames of life will be extinguished...like the Star Reading, long ago.
Karaha-Baruha: Place your trust in me, Your Holiness. Windurst shall escape its fate of ruin.
The Book of the Gods has taught me everything.
It told me the meaning of the tower and the fountain. And it has taught me how to command the greatest of beasts.
Yagudo Avatar: You are a fool for coming here to the throne room...alone.
You say you are the Windurst Orastery minister, Ajido-Marujido?
Yagudo Templar: Gawk! Orastery minister? And I am Aviatory minister!
How do we know what you speak is not lies? Gawk!
I should cut you up and send you to Heavens Tower! Gawk! Gawk!
Yagudo Templar: Kahk! Silence...
Our little friend came all the way from Windurst to greet us. Let us hear what he has to say.
Kahk-ka-ka! You came all this way to ask about the Full Moon Fountain?
Well, you Tarutaru have probably already realized why the Horutoto Ruins were built and why the Full Moon Fountain exists underneath them.
Those ruins are evil.
The towers sponge dry the areas around Sarutabaruta of all their magic.
You think that we Yagudo are the cause of these wastelands, but you only have yourselves to thank. You--the Tarutaru that activated those towers!
Ajido-Marujido:The towers are all damaged! How do you explain magic still being drained from the plains of Sarutabaruta?
What about you Yagudo? What are those things that you continue digging? Those stones...maybe they are the cause of all this?
Yagudo Avatar: Kahk-ka-ka...I commend you on your perceptiveness.
But the reason Sarutabaruta is becoming a wasteland has nothing to do with those stones.
That night, twenty years ago, when we were defeated by your armies, you made a grave mistake...
Kahk! Kahk! You still do not understand?
Make your way deep into the central tower of the Horutoto Ruins. There you will see first hand what the Star Sibyl and those summoners really did.
The moon and the stars no longer smile upon Windurst. Now, the world shall kneel before the Yagudo!
Star Sibyl: Stars of the heavens, tell me what to do!
Tell me, Karaha-Baruha! Help me!
Lion: What happened? Are you all right?
So, that's what magicite looks like.
What could they possibly want with it?
Shadow of Darkness: You are too late...
I have already awakened.
Your rage, cowardice, envy, arrogance, and apathy...from these I will spread the bane that will destroy Vana'diel.
Lion: Who are you!?
Shadow of Darkness: Your kind has awakened me...and this time, you will be destroyed!
You cannot stop me.
Vana'diel will be the grave for you and all your kind!
Lion: Was that a phantom?
An image...of the Shadow Lord?
The Shadow Lord? It can't be!
His powers can't have returned!
Then it is true.
The beastmen are trying to bring the Shadow Lord back.
You be careful, too.