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I finally started working on the Chaos route
and onward to the Neutral route. I'm starting to see just how long Tactics
Ogre is and how much dedication it takes to completing thing game, yikes.
All in all, it's worth it and I'm constantly learning new things about
the characters in the game, especially Leonard, who's my most favorite
because his character is so complex. (Note:
Yes, I know this section looks similar to the Chaos route, Chapter 2 section.
That's because it IS the same as the other section. Chapter 2 happens the
same way for both routes. I just did things this way so all the routes
are arranged in an orderly manner according to chapter)
disobeys the Duke's orders
Kachua, and Canopus hide in Ashton City
and Kachua meets Zapan
learns the truth about Baramus
rescuing of Byan and Sisteena
reunion of Sisteena and Forcas
Kachua, and the others meet Selye
searches for Lans Hamilton in Rime
Ronway hears of the invasion of Rime
arrives at Amorika Castle to rescue Kachua
thought that this was a very moving scene, one of the most pivotal ones
in the game. It's here where you have to decide to follow the Duke's orders
and go down the Law route or disobey, which leads you to the Chaos route.
Leonard: Will you obey the Duke's order? Otherwise
the future of Walsta is doomed!
Denim: 1. I understand.
2. No way!
(I was pulling my hair out on this one even
though this was my second time going through this...this time I chose 2,
I didn't want to go through with it and I wanted to see the chaos route.)
Denim: No way! How can you achieve peace by murdering
Leonard: You are still young... I envy your pure
soul... If you can't stain your hands to achieve that ideal, you have no
business being involved in this war!
(Leonard slashes Denim with his sword and
Kachua and Vice run outside)
Kachua: Denim! (runs to Denim)
Kachua: Denim, are you alright? Vice, come here!
Kachua: Vice? What are you...? No, don't do this
Leonard: Kill them, Vice! Kill them both!
(Vice walks slowly towards them, his face
seen in a new, sadistic light)
Vice: ...What an idiot! People with no will to
fight for their freedom are......already dead. No matter how many we kill,
it doesn't matter. Those people should be happy to die for Walsta.
Kachua: Are you serious? What has happened to
Vice: Shut up, Kachua. Stop treating me like
a baby. And you, Denim! How did you become the leader in the first place!?
You suck as a leader!
(Gargastan troops arrive and Leonard turns
Leonard: (turning to Vice) Vice, leave
them here and follow me. We are going to wipe out the town with or without
(Both run away to do their dirty work)
Denim: Wait, Leonard! Vice!
(Battle begins and when it ends...)
Vice: (to Denim) ...After this, it's your
turn. Until then...
occurs after the beginning of Chapter Two. Kachua, Denim and Canopus are
hiding out in Ashton City deciding what to do next.
Kachua: Don't blame yourself. There was nothing
you could have done.
Denim: I just...couldn't do it. I couldn't protect
Kachua: ...Denim, let's leave the island.
Denim: Don't say that, Kachua. You know I can't
do that, not until I avenge father's death. I just can't run away now.
I can't let the people who died in Baramus die in vain, I have to finish
(Canopus walks in and sits down)
Canopus: ...Are you kids fighting again? Here,
take a look at this. (brandishes a WANTED sign with Denim's name and
face on it)
Canopus: They raised the bounty on your heads
again! It's up to 30,000 Goth now! Ronway must be desperate!
(Denim looks carefully at paper)
Kachua: That bastard...He's making it look like
Canopus: Actually, in war there are no good or
bad. People can be criminals and victims at the same time. We can also
say that the winners of the war are the good guys and the losers are the
Denim: (walking away and looks down) I
see... I guess that means I'm the criminal and the loser, since I couldn't
Canopus: Right. Therefore, you have no choice
but to win. Don't brood over your failures anymore.
Kachua: (walking towards Canopus) But
Canopus: The Liberation Army went over the Barnam
mountains and are gathered somewhere in the Swanzi Forest.
Denim: (looking up) Finally, they've mobilized
the attack on the Gargastan Army. And now Gargastan doesn't have enough
Canopus: Yup. Barbatos is down for the count
now... The Walstanians have all but won.
Kachua: And we will remain criminals...
Canopus: (standing) That is why we have
to go. We have to deal with our situation first. According to the information
I received, Lans is on Tanmas Hill which is located in back of the Swanzi
Forest. If most of the Liberation Army is concentrated in the Forest, then
this is the perfect time to break through...
Kachua: Then we can talk to Lans! I know that
he will help us!
Denim: (nodding) You're right. There's
no point in just sitting around here. Let's move!
next scene is where Alocer meets Denim as he leaves Ashton City. She truly
believes that Denim is responsible for the Baramus massacre even though
the rumors aren't true. This is basically Alocer and Denim exchanging words
to each other as they fight.
Alocer: You're Denim! I have been looking for
you. You will die!!
Denim: A bounty hunter!? I can't aford to lose
my head yet. Sorry...
Alocer: I'm not a bounty hunter. I'm paying you
back for what you did in Baramus!
Denim: A survivor of Baramus! Hold on, and listen
to my story!
Alocer: You son of a bitch!!! Shut up! I will
avenge the death of my brother!
Denim: Wait! I did not kill the people of
Baramus! I was there, but I tried to stop the massacre!
Alocer: Do I look that stupid to you! Why did
you betray Walsta!?
Alocer: My brother injured his foot while working
in the mines. He couldn't even walk. And yet you guys...
Denim: Duke Ronway was the one who gave the order
to kill everybody in Baramus. It was not the Gargastans!
Alocer: Now you are blaming our great leader!
How dare you!
Kachua: It's no use. She will not listen. We
will have to fight.
(When you beat Alocer...)
Alocer: ...I guess this is it. I'm sorry, bro.
I failed to avenge you...
Alocer: Go ahead, kill me! Kill me like you did
to the rest!
Denim: At this point, I can do whatever I want
with you. But, I won't take your life.
Alocer: Wh-what do you mean? It's no use to take
Denim: No... I want to prove to you that I'm
innocent. I want you to see me with your own eyes and listen to me with
your own ears. You must know the truth. After that, if you still think
I'm the enemy, then I'll let you take my life.
Alocer: You can't deceive me... Do whatever you
Denim: ...Very well.
really didn't have to add this scene, but I thought it was funny the way
Zapan treats Kachua throughout this brief part.
Zapan: It must be my lucky day! I just found 30,000
Kachua: He deosn't look like much of a bounty
hunter. He's kind of flabby around the mid-section...
Zapan: Ha, ha, ha. What a feisty one! If I were
you, I'd watch that tongue of yours! But don't worry, I won't hurt you.
I will spare your life, sweetheart. I will take "good" care of you. (laughs)
Well, shall we begin? Hey, don't let them get away!
(Battle begins and ends)
Zapan: Shit, I underestimated you. How stupid
of me! I shall retreat for now! (uses an escape)
God, this is one of my favorite scenes in the game because it's so tragic.
You have to feel almost sorry for what Alocer has to hear, not knowing
that her own boyfriend was responsible for carrying out the Duke's orders.
Still, I have an admiration for her for letting go of him like she did.
If I were in her place, I don't know if I'd be able to do the same so easily.
Tanmas Hill (Night time)
(Denim, Kachua, and Alocer walk forward. Alocer
Denim: This is odd. Nobody's here. I wonder why
they went to Swanzi Forest?
(Vice walks forward)
Vice: Long time no see, Denim. Glad to see you
again. I was worried that you got killed by one of those bounty hunters.
I'm glad you're still alive.
(Kachua walks forward)
Kachua: What are you doing here? Where's Lans?
Alocer: Vice? What are you doing here? I thought
you were at the Swanzi Forest?
Vice: Alocer? I thought you were dead. You bitch!
You turned your back on us! Can't you tell who's going to win the war?
Alocer: No, you misunderstood. I just...
Denim: Why are you here, Vice? Where's Sir Lans?
Vice: What an idiot! Can't you see you've been
suckered again? I didn't think you would believe the information I leaked.
But thanks to your stupidity, it worked well. Your beloved Zenobian is
not here. I guess he's getting drunk at the old town of Rime with some
(Denim backs away as soldiers appear)
Vice: I will not let you go. I'm going to kill
you both. You're nothing but a nuisance. Besides, the Duke ordered us to
kill all the witnesses of Baramus.
Vice: That goes for you too, Alocer. I can't
let you tell anybody what really happened
Alocer: You, Vice? Then you were there in Baramus!
Vice: Yeah, with your lover Leonard. ...You didn't
know anything about this? You weren't told anything? (Side
comment: Well, what the hell was Leonard supposed to say? "Honey, I , uh,
murdered a whole bunch of our people, including your brother, in Baramus.
Why don't we just jump in bed right now and get naked!" Come on, Vice!
Be more reasonable!)
(Alocer backs away)
Alocer: No... What a disaster! Is it really worth
it? Do you really want to win that badly?
Vice: You shouldn't have known this, but it's
too late now. You can't live with a guy whose hand is stained with blood.
It would be better for you to die here.
(Denim turns and calls his army)
Vice: Kill them all! Spare no one!
(People are positioned and the battle begins)
Denim: Pull your troops back, Vice! Why do we
have to fight like this!?
Vice: You disobeyed an order. You're a traitor!
Denim: Who in the world would allow himself to
butcher innocent people!?
Vice: I would... I would sacrifice a thousand
more lives to create a better future for our people.
Denim: Vice... You're hopeless...
Alocer: I shall avenge my brother's death. Even
if I have to kill you, Leonard!
Vice: This is looking bad. We have to retreat!
(Uses an escape)
Vice: Denim! You can't go back to Ashton! I've
alread blocked the road! Surrendering will not help you, because I'm going
to kill you!
Alocer: Vice, you bastard! Are you going to run
away from us!? Go ahead, try it. I'll follow you to Hell and back. You
will pay for what you did in Baramus!
Alocer: Denim, I must apologize... From now on,
my life is yours...
Denim: We will retreat before the enemy's reinforcements
arrive. Let's head to Krizar.
next part's pretty self-explanatory...
(A bunch of knights from the Walsta Liberation
Army surround a knight [FORCAS! FORCAS!!])
Ganashe: Here comes the hero of Griate. Vice
(Looks at knight)
Ganashe: So you're one of Denim's men.
Ganashe: Look, we have one of your Knights captive.
Too bad. (looks towards Denim and army)
Denim: Who is he? Do you recognize him, Kachua?
Kachua: No, I've never seen him before. You never
send anyone on scouting missions.
Ganashe: Take him away! (the other knights
push him away)
Ganashe: This is where you die will you traitor!
(Battle begins and ends)
Ganashe: I-I can't believe it, defeated by a
Later in Krizar..
Forcas: My name is Forcas. A Knight of the Valeria
Kachua: The Valeria Liberation front? That was
the army Sisteena belonged to...
Forcas: Oh, so it was you who saved Sisteena
in the city of Rime. I heard that you're in quite a jam. I never thought
that I would meet you here.
Denim: Please excuse us, but we don't have time
to talk. The Duke's army is after us. We have to meet up with Sir Lans
in the city of Rime.
Forcas: How do you plan to get to Rime? With
the power you have right now, you couldn't break through the guards at
Tanmas. You're too reckless.
Denim: But we just can't sit...
Forcas: I have a suggestion. I want you to help
me rescue my comrades who were captured by pirates. When we get our ship
back from them, then we can take you to Rime. Not a bad deal, huh?
Kachua: It sounds almost too good...
Forcas: Well, the way I see it, you don't have
any other choice. Am I right?
Denim: He does have a point, it's a bad idea
to take the road there. Maybe a ship would be the safest way to go...
Forcas: The pirates are at Fort Kadoriga. There's
not that many of them.
Denim: I guess my options are pretty limited
at the moment... Ok, I'll help you.
Forcas: Thank you. You won't regret it...
Kachua: Do you believe him? Remember, he's a
member of the Valeria Liberation front.
Denim: We have no choice but to go by his word,
Kachua: He's taking advantage of our situation...
I don't like this.
Denim: Don't say that. He's pretty desperate
(Kachua looks down)
Denim: Did you know that you always complain
when things don't go your way? You can be such a baby.
next scene is where Byan asks you on Forcas's behalf to save Sisteena,
one of the four Foreigner sisters. You have a choice of saying yes or no
but in this case aI said yes to the offer.
Dasa: Back again? You're a fool. No matter how
many men you bring, you'll never defeat us. We've been raised by the mighty
Forcas: Byan! Are you Okay? We will rescue you!
Byan: Forcas, why did you come back!? You shouLd've
left me behind!
(opposing army gets closer to him)
Dasa: Ugh, kill the old man as well. I don't
care. But don't kill the girl. We can sell her for a high price.
(Battle begins and ends)
Dasa: I can't believe this... Veldo... forgive
Forcas: We got our ship back. Now we can move
on. I will take you to the city of Rime, as I promised. Please, come aboard.
Byan: Wait a minute, Forcas. Sisteena is still
being held captive.
Forcas: What!? I thought she escaped!
Byan: Sorry. She was taken to their hideout.
Byan: I think we should rescue Sisteena before
we return to Fort Bodo...
Forcas: ...I'm aware of that. But taking these
guys to Rime comes first.
Byan: Are you abandoning Sisteena!?
Forcas: They kept their word. Now I must keep
Byan: But we're talking about Sisteena here!
Forcas: (turns to Byan) I'll be a Knight
before I become a man. I will not break a promise which I made as a Knight.
Byan: You are so stubborn! Fine, I shall ask
Byan: (turning to Denim) Well, you heard
the story. One of our comrades is still being held captive by the pirates.
I know this has nothing to do with you, but I'm asking for your help.
Kachua: You have your own comrades. Why don't
you ask them to help?
Byan: We don't have much time...
Kachua: Nor do we. The Liberation Army is after
us. Look, we've done our part. And just like your friend mentioned, this
is the time for you to keep your promise.
Byan: Once we are on the sea, the Liberation
Army can't come after you. Even if we drop by the Pirate's hideout, you'll
only be held up for about three days.
Forcas: Byan, that's enough. What she said is
Byan: Denim, what do you think? You're their
Denim: 1. I will help you.
2. I'm sorry...
(DAMMIT! I chose 1!!!! GO FORCAS!)
Denim: I will help you out. We may have different
ideals, but I know what it feels like to lose a friend in battle.
Denim: Look, I'm in charge here, Kachua! I'm
sure everybody will understand.
Forcas: I appreciate your generosity, Denim.
Byan: I know where their hideout is. Fort Damsa
is on Dicniga island.
Denim: Then we shall go there. To Damsa!
is the part where you go into Fort Damsa to save Sisteena. She's being
held by Veldo, who is the now widowed wife of Dasa. I included that scene
here because I was shocked that you had to go in to kill a pregnant woman
in order to save Sisteena's life. It's disturbing some of the things they
make you do in this game...
Veldo: Are you the one who killed my husband?
Sure, he was over-weight, but he was still my husband and the father of
my unborn child...
Forcas: Set Sisteena free! If you value your
life, it would be wise to...
Veldo: Shut up asshole! Before you get to her,
you'll have to go through me! Dasa was my husband! Don't underestimate
me just because I'm a woman! I will avenge the death of my husband!
(Battle begins and ends)
Veldo: Dear... where are you...? I'll soon join
you with our baby...
Later at a port...
Sisteena: This is the second time you saved my
life. I can't thank you enough.
Forcas: I'm glad you're alive. I missed you so
Sisteena: I missed you too. It's a miracle that
you two are still alive.
Kachua: Excuse me for interrupting this picture
perfect moment, but can we go now?
Forcas: O-of course. We shall leave before it
Byan: Hey... How about stopping by Fort Bodo
on the way?
Sisteena: That's a good idea. Then I can repay
you for your kindness. Besides, you may be able to stop my sister.
Kachua: Fort Bodo? That fort has been abandoned
for years. What could be so important?
Forcas: Fort Bodo is one of our bases. Our leader
Selye will be there.
Denim: Any particular reason why we should meet
the leader of the Valeria Liberation front?
Sisteena: You'll know what I mean when you meet
her. You'll see that we have problems as well.
Forcas: Now get on board. We should leave.
is where you meet Selye for the very first time and I have to admit, her
attitudes about war are totally in line with what Leonard believes. She
feels that you must do anything in order to achieve victory, even if it
means killing innocent people. If Leonard had not been paired up with Alocer
in the beginning...I would say that Selye and him would get along just
fine paired together. ^_^;
(Denim, Kachua and Sisteena walk forward.)
Archer: Who are you!
Archer: (notches arrow) State your business!!
(Denim arms sword)
Sisteena: Don't worry. He is one of my comrades.
(Denim sheathes sword)
Sisteena: It's me, Sisteena! Put down your bow
before you hurt yourself!
Warrior: Sisteena!? You are alive! Selye was
so concerned about you. Please come inside.
Sisteena: Let's go!
(All three go inside)
Selye: Why did you bring these criminals before
me!? Are you trying to give away the location of our secret bases to them!?
Sisteena: Before you jump to any conclusions,
please listen to my story!
Selye: How dare you speak to me in that tone
of voice! I'm the leader of this army!
Sisteena: These kind strangers rescued me from
Selye: Pirates? They didn't hurt you, did they?
Sisteena: I'm fine, Selye. Everyone is safe.
...The reason I'm here is to stop you from carrying out your crazy plan.
Selye: Not again! I'm through discussing the
matter with you! I will not change my mind! Our comrades that also felt
the way you did about my decision left here with you. I never forced any
of you to go along with my decision. That is why I didn't stop you from
Kachua: What decision? What crazy plan? Would
anyone care to fill us in...?
Selye: Shut up, you whiny bitch! It's none of
your damn business!
Sisteena: She is planning the assassination of
Selye: Sisteena! Silence! How dare you involve
Sisteena: Killing the Duke will not end the war.
On the contrary, the Dark Knights and Bacrum will declare war against the
Selye: That's right! It's just a matter of time
before Gargastan loses the war. Once the Liberation army defeats Gargastan,
they will have big power. Then Bacrum and Walsta forces will be equal.
If an all out war broke out, both countries should fall. But, Branta and
Ronway knows that to happen. They will keep their neutrality treaty. But
if the Duke dies, Bacrum will invade Walsta. Once Branta defeats Walsta,
we must assassinate Branta.
Kachua: (looking away) Do you really think
that your plan will pan out so smoothly?
Selye: It will and when we nail Branta, that
is when true peace will return to the land of Valeria!! Why don't you be
part of my plan? Why don't you join us and kill the Duke? It's a whole
lot better than being a criminal on the run.
Sisteena: It is always the common people who
suffer from war...I don't want to kill any innocent people. I don't want
to see a country built on a foundation of blood!
(A warrior runs in during the middle of the
Selye: What's wrong with you!? What's going on!?
Warrior: I just got word that...
Selye: Rest a moment. Then give me your report.
Warrior: The Gargastans...they have been defeated
by the Walsta Liberation Army. Coritani Castle has fallen!
Warrior: Barbatos...was captured and executed
Selye: Perfect...Everything is going accoring
to plan. Tell our comrades to prepare!!
Warrior: Yes, Sir, err...I mean, Ma'am!
Selye: Also, tell our messenger to rest.
Warrior: Yes, Sir, err...I mean, Ma'am!
Sisteena: Selye, don't do it!
Selye: Now that Coritani Castle has fallen, we
have no choice but to execute our plan. We have to act quickly before the
Duke completely takes over. It's too late, Forcas.
Sisteena: You're wrong, Selye!!
Selye: I'm sorry, but I have no time for idle
chatter. You don't see the reality of our situation...If you give up freedom,
what will you have left? You've lost sight of what you're truly fighting
for. We must do whatever it takes to make our dream reality. My sister
is not a revolutionary. She won't stain her hands with the blood of innocents
Selye: (looks at Forcas) ...but I still
love her. Take care of my sister for me. Help her anyway you can.
Later...Sisteena looks by herself outside
Sisteena: You're wrong, Selye. There must be another
way. You're becoming what you want to destroy. You will do anything to
achieve your own selfish goals. Have we been fighting to establish a country
who's foundation is built upon the blood of innocent people?
Denim: 1. Join us.
2. Be practical.
(I chose 1...damn, it's like Baramus all over
Denim: Join us, Sisteena. We have a lot in common,
don't you think?
Sisteena: ...I noticed that the first time you
Denim: Then come, let us fight together!
Sisteena: Thank you... I will never give up my
beliefs. Even if that means I must fight against my own sister...
Denim trusted Vice's word on Lans being around Rime, but it looks like
he's been trapped again. Guess, who's waiting for him? That's right! Good
'ol Zapan, the mercenary. This just isn't Denim's day...
(At night. Denim looks around)
Denim: ...Good, no one is here. Kachua, it's
(Kachua backs away after walking forward as
she sees Zapan)
Denim: You're Zapan!
(Zapan jumps forward)
Zapan: This must be your lucky day. I never expected
to see you here.
Kachua: Damn! You again? Why do these things
always happen to me?
Zapan: Come on, be nice. Let's be friends...
He, he, he...
(His army appears)
Denim: This is another trap!? (backs away)
Zapan: Not today... That's why today is my lucky
day. Before that damn Knight from Zenobia appears, I'll have your heads.
I want them dead!!
(Battle begins and ends)
Zapan: Shit, you're strong. Man, I should have
given up while I was ahead!
(Some commotion is heard)
Zapan: Huh!? What's that noise?
(Moves to a flashback of the Dark Knights
Dark Knight Barbas: Charge! (Dark Knights
(Lans Hamilton appears)
Lans: Stop! Is this the way of the people of
Barbas: (stepping forward arrogantly)
That's the Zenobian crest! You must be the Holy Knight Lans! It was my
long time dream to see you Lans! Show me the power that defeated the Highlands!
Lans: You're wish shall be granted! Show me your
power, Dark Knight!
(Lans and Barbas clash)
(Flashback ends and Denim looks around)
Denim: Where's Zapan?
Denim: Kachua, where are you!?
Kachua: (Zapan pushes Kachua forward)
Zapan: Too late, Denim. The girl is mine! I'm
taking your Kachua! Come to Amorika Castle if you want her back! I will
Denim: Stop!!! Bring back my sister, you bastard!!
(Martym walks in)
Denim: You are...!
Dark Knight Martym: What do you want, kid?
Denim: Sir Guildus!
Guildus: Come, Dark Knight! You're mine. Fight
me, if you dare!
Martym: What can Zenobia do to us!? Come on!
You pathetic excuse for a knight!
(Guildus and Martym clash as Zapan drags Kachua
Zapan: Hurry up!
Guildus: Denim! Go! Go after him!
Martym: So I see, trying to be the good guy here...
Guildus: Go! Hurry!
(Denim leaves as the scene pans away from
Guildus and Martym)
Martym: Take this, wimp!!
really didn't have to put this scene in, but I thought it proves just how
ineffectual a leader Duke Ronway is. It's a funny scene showing how he
can't seem to do anything without his advisor, Leonard, around. It's kind
of sad...but I guess Tactics Ogre wouldn't be the same without comic relief
like this. ^_^
Ronway: What is going on!
Liberation Soldier: The Bacrum Army! The Bacrum
Army is invading!
Ronway: What!? That can't be...!
Liberation Soldier: It's true. Our army is fighting
against the Bacrum Army in Rime.
Ronway: (coming forward) Has the city
of Rime fallen?
Liberation Soldier: No, my lord. The Knights
of Zenobia are stationed there. Thanks to them the city is still holding.
But it won't last for long. They need reinforcements.
Ronway: Call Leonard!
Liberation Soldier: Sir Leonard left for Amorika...
Ronway: Oh, that's right... Uh... Then send a
letter to Leonard! Dispatch a messenger to him and prepare the fastest
and strongest horse for him!
Liberation Soldier: Yes, my lord.
Ronway: Lodis... What are you up to!?
Ronway: (looks out window) Now that Barbatos
is gone, my work here is done. Did they think our treaty was to be terminated?
is the last group of scenes that all take place in Amorika castle. Listening
to Zapan's advice, Denim heads for Amorika castle not only to be met by
Zapan himself but also Vice and Leonard. Vice challenges you to a fight,
intent on killing you, but Leonard appears to give what I think are one
of the longest speeches he ever gives in the game. It gives insight into
his complex character and what he's like...one of the reasons why he's
my most favorite in Tactics Ogre.
At the Amorika entrance...
Zapan: Good boy! I knew you would make it. I knew
Ramidos was no match for you.
Denim: Zapan, where is Kachua!
Zapan: She's in the castle. If you want her back,
you're gonna have to do it the hard way.
(Battle begins and ends)
Zapan: Damn! I can't believe this is happening...
Stay back! Or else I'll... (he uses an escape)
Denim: Stop!!! Bring back my sister, you bastard!!
(Vice talks to Zapan who's lying on the floor)
Denim: Zapan! Vice what are you...!?
Zapan: Y-you... Traitor! What are you doing!?
Vice: Stupid retard! You have to use the hostages
in an efficient way!
(Vice kills Zapan...)
Vice: Now it's your turn, Denim.
(Denim walks up to Vice)
Denim: Vice, where is my sister!
(Soldier takes her away)
Denim: Vice! Release my sister!
Vice: I will. After I split your body in half!
Denim: Are you serious, Vice? We were fr...
Vice: Shut up and fight me! One on one!
Denim: Why do we have to fight, Vice!?
Vice: Why you? Why does everyone like you? Since
we were kids, everyone liked you, but not me. I was always the outcast!
Do you know why? Damn it! It's because of my father! Your father was a
respected priest, but my father was just a scrubby alcoholic. Plus, he
used to always beat me! Still, everyone just hated me! I'm nothing like
my father, nor do I want to be... You always had it easier!
Denim: But, I still treated you like my own brother!
(Battle ends and Leonard comes in)
Leonard: Stop this! Both of you!
(Denim and Vice run up to him)
Vice: Leonard, why are you stopping me!?
Leonard: Don't you know what's going on!? Relax
Vice: You were the one who said to kill him!
Why did you stop...
Leonard: Listen to me! Denim, you too!
Leonard: The city of Rime has fallen! The Bacrum
Army is coming this way!
Denim: No!!! What happened to Sir Lans? This
can't be happening...!
Leonard: We don't know what happened to the Holy
Knight! He is either dead or he could have escaped. Anyway, this is not
the time to fight between our own people. Let me explain... Denim, obey
the Duke. We will forget about the past! Come fight with us against Bacrum!
Vice: This is bullshit! I'm not talking to this
Leonard: Quit acting like a baby, Vice. Why can't
you listen to me!?
Leonard: Denim, what do you plan to do? No, you
don't have to tell me...No matter how sacred the ideal may be, if it is
not achieved, then it is meanigless. Do you want your ideals to end up
as a dream? Weren't you supposed to avenge your father's death? Come, join
Denim: 1. There's no time.
2. I can't go back.
(DAMMIT! I CHOSE 2!!!!!! REMEMBER BARAMUS!
TO HELL WITH LEONARD AND DUKE RONWAY!!!)
Denim: I can't go back. You're the same as Bacrum...
You're blinded by the Duke's words. You're nothing but a slave to the system!
Leonard: Then what are you going to do!? Do you
really think you can do any better?
Denim: I'm not that ambitious. I'm just trying
to fix things... I just can't believe people do not have their own dreams,
and base everything on just what they see.
Leonard: People will kill each other over a loaf
of bread. They only fight for their own selfish reasons. War will never
cease from this world. Unless human nature changes, war will always be
around. Our duty is to watch and control those people and create a world
Denim: I don't understand. I can't believe what
you're saying. What should I believe? What am I fighting for? Why are you...?
Leonard: I understand. I will give you time to
think about it. Think about it. Now go, Denim! Take Kachua and get away
from this castle.
Vice: Leonard, what's the meaning of this!?
Leonard: Go and see the world with your own eyes.
See the world as it really is! What you're looking for is not here and
no one else can find it for you. Go and find out for yourself. When you
don't find what you're looking for, then come back to us. I will be waiting
for you. Go now!
Denim: I will never lose hope! I shall not be
defeated by my own fears!
Vice: Wait, Denim!
Leonard: Leave him alone! Unless he finds the
truth for himself, nothing will change his mind.
Vice: You'll regret it later if you don't kill
him now! Are you sure it's okay?
Leonard: When the time comes, I will kill him.
Vice: ...I will be the one to kill him.
(Denim's thoughts: Am I too young to realize
Next Chapter: Chapter 3, Ambition and Desire are
the Motivation. Losers are Called Dogs and Hogs.