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Xenogears: The Complete Script

Part 03
Chapter 08: Stalactite Cave

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[Scene opens on stalactite cave. Weltall and Brigandier have their pilots back, and they start to wander around the cavern, when Bart suddenly stops. Camera pans up to reveal a strange small black device with red lights, and then pans back to the Gears.]

BART
"Hey, Fei! My sensors are responding to something.
There appears to be quite a large cavern on the other side of here."

[The camera pans in front of a huge boulder.]

BART
"If we can get rid of this rock... but I don't think it's possible."

[Weltall moves up to the rock, examines it, and walks away.]

BART
"Hey, this is huge.
What can we do with this? I doubt you can break it."

FEI
"I guess we could try pushing it..."

[Weltall hovers and begins pushing the rock.]

BART
"Wait, no matter how you look at it..."

[Weltall pushes by itself for a minute, Brigandier is just standing there.]

FEI
"What the heck are you doing? Hurry up and help!!"

[Brigandier moves over and starts pushing on the rock with Weltall. After a minute it falls over, clearing the path. Weltall follows it, and jumps onto the rock. Camera pans around the newly opened cavern.]

FEI
"We can get by if we help each other.
Let's keep it up so we can get out of here."

[Weltall jumps down another step as Brigandier jumps to Weltall's previous perch.]

BART
"The hydromechanic pipe for my knee joint is on the verge of breaking down.
It's all because of that fall from the ceiling... followed by pushing this mega-colossal boulder.
It won't be funny if my Gear malfunctions in a huge cavern like this."

FEI
"Your friends won't come and help us?"

BART
"It'd be a waste of time waiting. They probably won't come."

FEI
"But, aren't they your friends?"

BART
"We believe in a liberal upbringing.
They'll think we can escape by ourselves."

FEI
"I wonder if doc is okay."

BART
"Don't worry about the man you were with.
I'm sure our guys saved him by now."

FEI
"..."

BART
"What is it?"

FEI
"...
We wouldn't have fallen in here if you had only listened to me."

BART
"Don't blame it on me! You should've surrendered instead of challenging me.
All I wanted was your Gear."

FEI
"Don't be ridiculous!
You're the one who blindly attacked me. What else was I supposed to do?
I thought I might die if I didn't fight you."

BART
"I was taking it easy on you. Couldn't you tell? Then you're a bit dense."

FEI
"Don't lie to me. I know you were serious."

[Camera zooms in close to the two Gears.]

BART
"What! You want some!? Let's have it out! Right here!"

FEI
"..."

[Weltall jumps away.]

BART
"Wait! Settling it right here comes first.
I won't be able to get anything done until we settle this once and for all!"

[Fei calls back from offscreen.]

FEI
"I thought you wanted a truce for now? Getting out of here should come first!
Once we're out of here, then I'll fight you all you want. Let's hurry up and move on out of here!"

[Bart jumps down a step. Camera pans over to reveal Weltall on the surface, looking away from Brigandier.]

BART
"I don't like you very much...
Damn it! I'll get you when we get outta here."

[Fei and Bart move through the caverns until they encounter a robot Gear.]

GEAR
-Aveh excavation sight#8- -Gear No. 3 -
[Tell current situation]
Sand sensors have detected an abnormal amount of sand.
The sand barrier south of 'Terrace Stones' has been sealed to prevent sand from entering excavation site.
[Surrounding area info.]
There is a barrier wall in the southeast of 'Terrace Stones' that was built to stop the shifting of sand.
Until the barrier reopens, please assemble at the shelter located to the east of the barrier wall.

[Bart responds after either selection.]

BART
"What's with this Gear?
It's well maintained for a Gear just left lying around like this."

[The Gears move on past the Gear. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on 'Terrace Stones' area. Camera pans over to a human-sized door with light in it.]

BART
"Who'd have thought there would be someone living in a place like this!
Let's check it out!"

[The two Gears walk up to the door, Fei and Bart get out, and go in. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the back of a long, vertical cave. Camera pans from back up to the front where Bart and Fei are walking in.]

BART
"Hey, Fei! This is a surprise! There's someone living in this place!"

[A very old-looking man is standing near the entrance.]

OLD MAN
Hmm, it's been a while, but I thought I could hear the sound of Gears. I assume they are yours?
Well anyway, come on back in here and make yourself at home.

[The two follow the man into what would be called the 'living room.']

OLD MAN
It's been a long time since my last visitor. What happened? Did you fall from the surface?

BART
"I guess that's it."

OLD MAN
I see... That's too bad.
I can tell from the sound that you both ride good Gears...
But the legs seem to be playing up a bit.

FEI
"You mean, you can tell what's wrong just by the sound of its footsteps?"

OLD MAN
Ha ha ha. It's easy to know what's wrong with Gears by the sounds they make.
My guess is that one of them needs a new hydromechanic pipe in its joints.
It's making a nasty sound. It must be hard to walk with too.
Oh, by the way, the name's Balthazar, but you can call me Ol' man Bal.

[Bart walks over to the cabinet behind Bal.]

BART
"Oh yeah? So looks like we've got a real fanatic here, huh!"

[Bart turns back to Bal.]

BART
"What's an old man like you doing in a place like this?"

[Bal turns to Bart.]

OL' MAN BAL
"I guess you can call me a 'fossicker' or a 'collector of things'.
There is much to be found lying around in this here stalactite cavern."

[Bart walks off a step.]

BART
"A collector, huh? Sounds interesting."

[Bart turns back to Bal.]

BART
"The things on this shelf, are they some of the stuff you have found?"

[Bal turns to Bart.]

OL' MAN BAL
"You mean the fossils? They're one of the things I collect.
Feel free to have a look at them."

[The three walk back into a hallway adorned with fossils, and examine them with their eyes.]

OL' MAN BAL
"Around here you can dig up ancient machines along with human and animal fossils.
Notice anything particular on these shelves? They go from oldest on the left, to newest on the right."

BART
"Are you an archaeologist or something, old man?
I don't quite see what you're talking about.
They just look like a bunch of old bones to me. Fei, what do you think?"

[Fei walks up to the shelf and examines it for a minute.]

FEI
"... Let me see. First, there are no human bones up to here.
Then, from here on over to the right, something is slightly different... I guess."

OL' MAN BAL
"Yes, from a certain point in time, human fossils suddenly no longer appear.
That point is roughly 10,000 years ago."

BART
"What does that mean?"

OL' MAN BAL
"Don't ask me. I don't know for sure...
But my guess is, there were no humans on this planet before then. At least it appears so."

[Bart runs a step towards Bal.]

BART
"How could that be? What about all that talk about evolution?"

OL' MAN BAL
"You mean the theory of evolution as taught by the 'Ethos', right?
You can't trust that! Rather, I believe in the old legends and myths."

FEI
"Legends? Myths?"

[Begin music: "Omen"]

OL' MAN BAL
"Haven't you heard of this story...?"

[Bal walks back to the back of the cave, and the others follow him.]

OL' MAN BAL
"They say that humans and god lived together in a paradise in the sky.
With god's protection, there was no fear of death and natural disasters were entirely unknown.
Then one day, the humans ate a forbidden fruit which gave them incredible wisdom.
But god drove mankind from the paradise for their sin.
Bitter at having been driven out of paradise, humans used the wisdom they had gained to make giants.
With these giants, they planned to challenge god himself. But god poured his wrath down on them.
All who defied god were destroyed. But god himself did not escape unharmed.
Taking paradise with him, the wounded god buried himself deep beneath the ocean to sleep for eons.
Before going to sleep, god used his remaining power to create right-hearted humans to live on this planet.
These people are said to be... our ancestors."

[Bal turns around to face the duo.]

OL' MAN BAL
"Well, anyway, I'll stop my rambling now."

[Music fade.]

FEI
"By the way, does this cave have..."

OL' MAN BAL
"An exit?
There is an exit in the excavation site beyond the sand barrier. You can get outside through there."

BART
"Sand barrier? You mean that huge wall you can see from your entrance?"

OL' MAN BAL
"Yes, that's it. On the other side is an old Aveh excavation site.
They built the wall when Aveh was excavating here to keep the sand from falling in from above.
But they've stopped work there now."

FEI
"So, how do we open such a huge thing like that?"

BART
"If it's a wall, you can probably break it down."

OL' MAN BAL
"Hold your horses there young 'uns.
No matter how good a Gear you have, you'll never break that wall down.
It's much too strong. So... let's make a deal."

BART
"A deal?"

OL' MAN BAL
"The wall was closed due to the reaction of the 'Sand Sensors'.
Thanks to that, now I can't get through to the other side either.
Maybe it happened when you two fell in here. Were you boys fighting up there or something?"

FEI
"You seem to be able to tell everything!
Anyway, so what can we do about it?"

OL' MAN BAL
"It's very simple. You just have to turn off the Sand Sensor switches.
Doing that will keep the barrier from closing again. While you two are doing that, I'll open it up."

FEI
"Right, got it."

OL' MAN BAL
"The sensors are in two places. You should see their flashing red lights.
Well, good luck then."

[Fei turns to Bart.]

FEI
"Let's go Bart."

[Fei turns back.]

OL' MAN BAL
"Oh, before you go...
I can share some parts and fuel with you. Just talk to me whenever you need something, right."

BART
"Thanks, old man. Well, we'll go and finish our part of the deal then!"

[Bart walks back and joins Fei.]

OL' MAN BAL
"Now hurry and shut off the Sand Sensors.
Or do you have something else you want to ask?"
[Where are the sensors?]

FEI
"I don't know where they are. Can you tell me?"

OL' MAN BAL
"One is up on the rock ledge above the boulder in the 'Great Hall'.
You can find it by climbing the 'Terrace Stones' out there and heading into the passage on the northwest wall.
The other sensor is on the road from which you can see the waterfalls.
You can get to it by going northwest from the place where the Gear is standing. It is on a rock ledge.
You can tell that it is a Sand Sensor by its square shape and the flashing red light it emits."

[About Gear functions]

OL' MAN BAL
"A Gear's strength changes with the parts equipped and how the pilot handles it.
First, let's talk about the Engine.
With a good Engine your Attack Power and fuel capacity go up.
HP depends on the Frame and Defense Ability on the Armor equipped.
Here's a tip for when your fuel is low: use 'Charge' to replenish it a little as you defend yourself.
When you are fighting a strong enemy, use 'Booster' to increase your mobility and power.
If you use Booster too much though, your fuel will run out.
So think carefully and try to find your own style of fighting."

[Fei and Bart leave, and wander the cave. They find both Sand Sensors and turn them off. They then return to Ol' Man Bal's cave and speak to him.]

-----

OL' MAN BAL
"Oh, good timing. I was just about to open up the sand barrier now."

[Scene change. Scene opens outside Bal's Cave. Pan over to Sand Barrier. The barrier opens. Scene change back to inside of Bal's Cave, but the trio are now at the back of the cave.]

FEI
"Well done, old man!"

OL' MAN BAL
"Our deal is done."

BART
"Hey, old man. There's one thing I want to ask you."

OL' MAN BAL
"What is it?"

BART
"I've heard somewhere on this planet is a Gear far superior to all others.
I've heard that it was called 'the god Gear' and was made in ancient times but hidden away somewhere.
Do you know anything about it?"

OL' MAN BAL
"A man-made god, created with the wisdom of god!
Such a Gear would have the power of a thousand Gears. In a wave of its arm, it could destroy whole cities.
Its battle cries would thunder in the heavens.
You must be speaking of the 'Omnigear'."

BART
"You know of it?
Then perhaps it was what you were speaking about in that tale you told us of the battle with god..."

OL' MAN BAL
"Goodness gracious, you too, boy?
Those stories were made to inspire man's soul. But they're just legends. They don't really exist."

[Bal jumps off of his seat and starts walking towards the entrance.]

OL' MAN BAL
"Anyway, allow me to take a look at your Gears.
It'll only take a little while, so wait here please."

[Bart starts to walk after him, then stops.]

BART
"Hey, wait! Arhh, he's gone..."

[Scene fade.]

[Black screen.]

FEI
"Hey Bart. Do you think the Gear in that story's buried in the ground somewhere?"

[Scene opens on Fei sitting on a low stone bed across from Bart, who's sitting on Bal's desk.]

BART
"I think that's what I've heard."

FEI
"Could one of the Gears we are using possibly be it?"

BART
"Yeah, right! What are the chances of that happening?"

FEI
"?"

BART
"The Gears that are excavated lately...
... are usually only a few hundred years old. Nowhere nearly as old as the Gear in that legend."

FEI
"Then why were they in the ground...?"

BART
"I don't know. There are no records. Except..."

FEI
"Except what?"

BART
"There must be some truth in the tales that they were buried after a great war...
The bullet wounds covering most of the Gear's armor would appear to confirm that."

FEI
"You mean that there are no records from the last several hundred years?
How about before that?"

BART
"None from either period.
The 'Ethos' controls all the records from that time period.
Maybe they have some very ancient records too...
All we know about our history is from the little pieces that we find for ourselves."

[Bart jumps off the desk and walks in front of Fei.]

BART
"Anyway Fei, what do you make of the old man?"

FEI
"What do you mean...?"

BART
"Why would such an old man live all alone in this abandoned cave?"

FEI
"I don't know. Probably digging for ancient Gears or something?"

[Bart nods and turns around, then looks at the ground.]

BART
"Right! So you think so too?"

FEI
"Hey! I just said that as a joke.
Don't take all that stuff seriously. They're only legends, you know."

BART
"No... that old man is up to something!"

[Something metal drops off screen.]

OL' MAN BAL
"This can't be..."

[Fei gets up, startled.]

FEI
"??"

BART
"What's wrong, old man?"

[Scene cut to a picture of Weltall against black background. Camera pans slowly from lower left up to the Gear's head.]

OL' MAN BAL
"Is this your Gear?"

FEI
"Well, sort of..."

OL' MAN BAL
"Where did you get it?"

FEI
"I'm just borrowing it."

[The light grows reddish purple on Weltall as Bal speaks.]

OL' MAN BAL
This is...
the host for the spirit of the slayer of god...

[Scene cut back to back of the cave. Bal is back with the two. Fei turns suddenly towards Bal, who's looking away from Fei and Bart.]

FEI
"Wait a moment! What did you just say?"

OL' MAN BAL
"Nothing. I didn't say anything!!"

FEI
"No! I heard you! You said, slayer of god...
That's what you said, isn't it old man!!"

OL' MAN BAL
"Your Gears are fixed. You have no more business here.
This is a bad time for me. Be on your way!"

FEI
"Be on our way...? Listen here, old man...!!"

[Scene change to outside. Fei and Bart leave and head through the sand barrier. A little further they take an large elevator down quite a few feet. After walking a short distance, a huge Gear is shown flying through the cavern's ceiling. Weltall and Brigandier go a little further when the Gear comes down from the ceiling behind them and attacks.]

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

[----Battle mode----]

[Battle: Weltall/Brigandier vs. Calamity]

[Silence music.]

[Camera pans over to Brigandier, still battle-ready.]

BART
"Huh! What an idiot. Trying to scare us with all show and no power,
eh, Fei!"

[Camera pans over towards Weltall, still in battle formation.]

FEI
"............"

[Camera moves back to Brigandier.]

BART
"Anyway... looks like that's the exit.
So, it'll soon be adios to this old cavern!"

[Brigandier turns around. Quick pan to in front of Brigandier, as Calamity rises to its feet and prepares to strike. A red flash echoes through the cavern. Super-fast pan to Weltall.]

FEI
"!?"

[Unmute music.]

[Scene cut to close-up of Calamity.]

BART
"What the...!?"

[Camera move straight over to Weltall amidst a red flash and heartbeat sound. The flash and heartbeat repeat twice more. ]

FEI
"Get out of the way, Bart!!"

[Camera pans back to a shot like the previous battle. Pan over towards Brigandier. Calamity turns towards Weltall. Weltall runs up to Calamity and performs a devastating attack on Calamity, destroying it.]

[Fade music. Camera pan over to see Weltall from behind Brigandier.]

BART
"Woooh! What the hell did you just do?"

FEI
"......"

BART
"Hey!!"

FEI
"......huh?"

BART
"What do you mean 'huh'!? What in blazes was that?
... Don't you know?"

FEI
"... No, I err, ...... I don't know."

BART
"That was incredible! You just blew that huge thing to pieces!
Why didn't you use that technique a bit earlier?"

[Scene cut to pan down on top of Weltall to its left arm.]

FEI
"... I don't know that technique... I have no idea how I even did it!"

BART
"Hmm. Oh well, I guess that doesn't matter.
Anyway... thanks for helping me out!"

FEI
"........."

BART
"So, now that we've got rid of that nuisance,
let's get out of here, eh, Fei!"

[----End battle mode----]

[Weltall and Brigandier climb up and leave the cavern. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on desert, sand is blowing. Two tall mountain-shapes, 1 higher than the other, appear off in the distance. Brigandier is in the direct foreground.]

BART
"Wow... I never thought we'd end up here..."

FEI
"Where are we?"

[Camera pan back to reveal Weltall and Brigandier standing together.]

BART
"You see the twin mountains way over there?
That's where Bledavik, the Royal Capital of Aveh, and Fatima Castle are located.
Currently, there's no king living there though. Anyway, that's my old home town."

FEI
"Home town..."

BART
"I'd like to go ahead and settle our dispute but...
considering how close we are to the capital of Aveh, we'd probably get caught."

FEI
"..."

BART
"Hey, stop looking so glum, chum.
I guess I'll have to get you back to your friend soon or you'll die from fretting or something.
Anyway, the rendezvous point with the Yggrdasil is right over there.
Don't worry, you'll be meeting your friend in no time at all."

[Scene fade slow.]

 Chapter 07: Desert Attack

 

Chapter 09: Pirate's Lair

 

(c) 2002 by StarcraftSquall. XenoGears: The Script is a compilation of a previously released video game and all original material contained within XenoGears: The Script is (c) 1998 by Squaresoft. XenoGears: The Script is licensed exclusively to Xenogears: God and Mind and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the permission of and/or Xenogears: God and Mind.