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Xenogears: The Complete Script

Part 07
Chapter 16: Desert Despair

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[Scene opens on the Gun Room. Bart, Maison and Citan, and two pirates are near Maison's desk. But Maison is out with them, not behind it.]

[Begin music: "Forest of the Black Moon"]

BART
"Thanks for saving us, Old Maison!"

MAISON
"Please raise your head.
My duty is to protect the young master. I'm sorry it took me so long to help you."

[Bart shakes his head, still not looking at anyone.]

BART
"I feel bad you had to get involved... I appreciate it.
... But I had no idea you could operate such a thing."

MAISON
"It's a trick I picked up long ago... It's nothing special.
I'm no expert on it. I'm actually a bit embarrassed about it."

[The door opens offscreen. Bart turns toward it. Sigurd walks in and up to Bart.]

SIGURD
"Young master! The Royal Capital's armies are returning!
We were the ones who took the bait. We must escape before we get caught!
Head for the bridge as soon as you are through with your preparations!"

[Sigurd leaves.]

[Bart talks to Maison.]

MAISON
"Young master, let's go back to the bridge."

[Bart leaves the room. Scene fade. Stop music.]

-----

[Scene open on a desert cliff. The sound of Gears walking are heard. Weltall and a Deurod walk into view just below camera angle from the top of the cliff. ]

FEI
"Is that... Vanderkaum's border fleet..?"

[Begin music: "Ominous"]

[Camera pan back to reveal outlines of gray on the desert surface below the Gears and another Deurod behind Weltall and its companion. Scene cut to a side view of the Deurod next to Weltall: Maitreya's Gear, with Weltall's chest plate in foreground.]

MAITREYA
"Our job is to slow them down. So how do you want to do it?"

[Camera pan up to Weltall's head.]

FEI
"... Simple. We do this."

[Weltall walks to the cliff edge. Scene cut to shot from below the edge. Weltall jumps off the cliff and launches towards the fleet.]

MAITREYA
"... He might even be more gung-ho than the young master."

[Maitreya gives out orders.]

MAITREYA
"Falkon! Follow the kid! The rest of you, stay with your unit but follow me!
Don't fall behind the kid! We're going in too!"

[Scene fade.]

-----

[Scene open on the bridge of the Kefeinzel. An alarm begins sounding.]

OPERATOR 1
Bogeys incoming vector 3-3-6! 2 groups, about 7-8 machines, distance 2000!

[The aviation officer walks to the front of the bridge.]

AVIATION OFFICER
Relay to all ships! Fire at will, begin evasive action!
But, don't let fire support positions collapse!

OPERATOR 1
Roger. Flagship to all ships... You are free to fire at will! Let's dance!

OPERATOR 2
All Rapid Fire Control Systems... commence operation!

OPERATOR 3
Lay aerial mines. Projection pattern, mark 3!

OPERATOR 1
How many machines are on air patrol!?

[Camera pan up to full shot of bridge. Vanderkaum is standing behind the General.]

VANDERKAUM
"Aviation Officer, wait!

[Vanderkaum turns to the first operator.]

VANDERKAUM
"Comm officer! Change of orders.
Contact Von Hipper... Have the second destroyer squadron approach the enemy flank.
Open the fleet's side and bait them into entering the Kefeinzel's main gun's firing arc."

[The aviation officer turns around.]

AVIATION OFFICER
Huh? It's stupid!
There's no way the flagship's gun can hit speeding Gears...

VANDERKAUM
"Fire control! Gunnery chief! Ready the type 3 shells.
Pull back the deck gunners and prepare to engage the Kefeinzel's main cannon...
I'll annihilate them into pure energy..."

[Vanderkaum makes a gesture with his hand. Scene cut to close up from behind Vanderkaum. The aviation officer runs towards him.]

AVIATION OFFICER
Admiral! What are you doing pulling the anti-gear gunners back!?

[Vanderkaum turns to the aviation officer.]

VANDERKAUM
"Quiet down, Aviation Officer!
Thanks for your valuable opinion but I am in charge, not you!
What use are pea shooters and 40 sem guns?"

[Vanderkaum turns back to the operators.]

VANDERKAUM
"Discussion over. Captain! Not too fast!
We don't want to leave the enemy behind."

[Camera pan up to the main screen. The aviation officer turns back to the screen.]

AVIATION OFFICER
(Your plan will never work...!)

[Scene fade.]

-----

[Begin music: "The Steel Giant"]

[Scene open on Weltall hovering and heading towards the Kefeinzel's fleet.]

FALKON
"Aim for the flagship heading west! Don't engage the destroyer! I'll back off and help out!"

[Weltall succesfully navigates through the first group of ships and gunfire.]

FALKON
"Get away from the destroyer! I am going to use reactive shots!"

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on the Kefeinzel bridge.]

VANDERKAUM
"That moron, Hipper! Pursue them, they're just playing with him.
You're not good enough to be my dog!"

AVIATION OFFICER
Our mobility is too different...

VANDERKAUM
"Fire control! Gunnery Chief! It hasn't fired a shot yet!
Range for Type 3 is within 500. Don't fire till you see the whites of their eyes."

AVIATION OFFICER
Gears at battle speed can move at 2000 per hour.

VANDERKAUM
"This whole ship! All of you are morons!"

[Vanderkaum pounds a fist.]

AVIATION OFFICER
(You're the biggest moron!)

OPERATOR 1
Black enemy Gear, inside units, stick to your escort!

[Scene fade.]

[Scene open on Weltall's flying attack again.]

FALKON
"Just past this line of ships is the flagship Kefeinzel!"

[Weltall navigates the next band of air mines, Gears and ships successfully.]

FALKON
"Alright! Dodge the escort! The ship in front of you is the Kefeinzel!"

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on a distant shot of the Kefeinzel. Weltall in the foreground. It flies past screen. The Kefeinzel fires a shot. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on closeup of Kefeinzel bridge. The aviation officer is behind Vanderkaum.]

VANDERKAUM
"Fire control! Gunnery Chief! What are you doing?
You're not even close! Are you blind?"

OPERATOR 3
Destroyer Iltus' engine is down!

OPERATOR 1
Flash signal from Luveh! 'Luveh, rudder out, rudder out, end.'

OPERATOR 3
3 remaining allies!

VANDERKAUM
"Idiotic! Idiotic! What is this mess...?"

[The aviation officer leaves.]

OPERATOR 2
Enemy Gear above! Enemy Gear diving from above!

VANDERKAUM
"Go down, dammit! Or Ramsus will have my hide."

[Begin music: "Stage of Death"]

[Fade to green.]

[Battle: Weltall vs. Kefeinzel Gun/Small Gun x2]

[Scene opens on Kefeinzel bridge. Stop music. Continuous green flashing and the alarm is sounding constantly again. Two operators are behind Vanderkaum.]

INTERCOM
All personnel, evacuate! All personnel, evacuate! Abandon ship! Repeat, evacuate!

OPERATOR 1
A, admiral...

[Operator 1 runs off.]

OPERATOR 2
Forget him!!

[Operator 2 runs off.]

[Vanderkaum stares as the ship shudders and the alarm keeps going.]

VANDERKAUM
"Right... I still have that... I still have that..."

[Vanderkaum turns around slowly.]

VANDERKAUM
"Yes... I still have that...
I still have that... yes. I still have that..."

[Scene fade.]

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[Scene opens on the desert. The Kefeinzel fleet is ruined and burning in the background. Maitreya's Deurod walks in from the right. Follow Deurod as it walks up to Weltall who's on one knee in the landing position.]

MAITREYA
"Yess! One for our side!"

FEI
"Yeah... and it's all due to your support. Thanks."

MAITREYA
"Stop the border guards? Hah... we destroyed them! Well, we've done our job! I hope the others do OK!"

FEI
"Bart and his team... He's probably okay... Any word from them?"

MAITREYA
"Nothing.
They say no news is good news I guess.
My Gear doesn't have very good comm equipment. They probably did fine though."

[Scene cut to black. Two claw-like arms activate in front of black background. Cut to two double-barreled cannons on the top of a vehicle as they rotate into positions.]

[Scene cut back to Weltall and Maitreya. Weltall gets up and looks towards the side of the fleet offscreen.]

FEI
"..."

MAITREYA
"What's wrong?"

[Scene cut to the vehicle's guns again. Top cannons rotate and activate giving a red power glow and a humming sound.]

[Scene cut to Weltall and Maitreya. They turn away from camera, towards the Kefeinzel.]

[Begin music: "Ominous"]

[Camera pan towards the Kefeinzel, stopping at its side. The Kefeinzel begins to rumble and colored light erupts out of it, making a brilliant flash. Cut to shot of Weltall and Maitreya. A rumble is felt. Scene fade.]

[Scene open directly on the side of the Kefeinzel. A burst of flame is seen at the rear, and the whole ship bursts into flame and begins to rumble. The machine shown previously begins to walk out from the rear and away from the blast. Scene cut to an aerial closeup as the machine itself has some flames on it.]

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

[Camera rotate around to the vehicle's front. Two shots are fired from it, flashing yellow.]

VANDERKAUM
"I will kill you!"

[A Rankar-like roar is heard.]

[Battle: Weltall/2 Deurods vs. Dora]

[Stop music.]

[Scene opens on top of the Dora.]

VANDERKAUM
"Uh... I..."

[A blinding flash is seen and a high pitched sound is heard. Background and foreground fade to white.]

VOICE
Do you want the power?

[Scene returns to normal.]

VANDERKAUM
"Wh, who are you!?"

[Scene cut to teal background. A mean-looking Gear flies past, descending from very high. Camera follows, but strains to keep up with the Gear's speed. It's Grahf's Gear! Scene fade.]

[Scene open in front of the Dora. Grahf's Gear lands in front of it. Flash to the side view. Flash to back view looking directly at Grahf's Gear.]

[Begin music: "Grahf, the Emperor of Darkness"]

[Camera pan up to in front of Grahf's Gear. It begins to excrete pinkish flame from behind it.]

GRAHF
"I am Grahf, the seeker of power. Doth thou desire the power?"

VANDERKAUM
"The power..."

GRAHF
"Yes, the power."

[Scene cut to a front view of the Dora. Pan around Grahf's Gear from left to right.]

VANDERKAUM
"P, power... ... the power...
I want it... I want the POWER!"

[Scene cut to head shot of Grahf's gear.]

GRAHF
"So be it!"

[Grahf's Gear flashes.]

[Scene cut to full view of Grahf's Gear. The right arm is raised and begins to glow red.]

GRAHF
"My fist is the divine breath!"

[Camera cut to opposite side of Grahf's Gear. The red arm produces a yellow substance in its hand.]

GRAHF
"Blossom, o fallen seed, and draw upon thy hidden powers!!"

[Scene cut to aerial shot of Grahf's Gear from in front of it. He points the arm towards Dora.]

GRAHF
"Grant unto thee the power of the glorious 'Mother of Destruction'!"

[Grahf appears to fire a laser-like shot into Dora. Pan back to behind Dora with the laser beam.]

VANDERKAUM
"Urrgghhhhh..."

[Fade to white.]

[Scene fade in on the Yggdrasil bridge. Bart walks up to the wheel and looks down for a few seconds. Citan walks up behind him. Bart looks up. Fade music very slow.]

BART
"We'll go back to Nisan!"

[Sigurd walks up.]

SIGURD
"It's useless! Young master!"

[Maison walks up behind Bart.]

MAISON
"Y, yes... young master...
I hear when they attacked the fort at the border, the Gebler, led by Ramsus, routed them.
We'd better withdraw for now, and reconsider..."

BART
"Margie and them are still there. We'll go back! We have to!
That reminds me... What about Fei and his guys? If they're alright, we could..."

FRANZ
"We've had no contact since we confirmed their order to charge..."

BART
"Dammit! This can't be happening!"

[Bart looks down.]

MAISON
"Young master..."

[Scene cut to side view of the bridge.]

BART
"Behind...?"

[Bart looks up and turns to the operators.]

BART
"Something's coming from behind!
Jerico! Give me the helm... No, you keep it! Just hurry up and pull either way!!"

[The ship starts rumbling.]

SIGURD
"Young master...?"

FRANZ
"Aft of our stern! 300! I'm picking up the sound of torpedoes being readied.
A sand cruiser!? It's big! Speed 60! Relative route 0-0-0! They were hiding behind some baffles!"

[Sigurd takes a step towards the bridge.]

[Begin music: "Fuse"]

SIGURD
"Kahr!"

[Scene cut to in front of Franz. A pinging sound begins.]

FRANZ
"I'm picking up some high speed propulsion, breaking away from the enemy's ship!
Torpedoes!? Two of them! Speed 87! Torpedoes confirmed with the sonar.
They've shifted over to active homing!"

BART
"Battle stations! Deploy the maskers! Ready the noisemaker!"

[The ship buzzes and the whole room turns red. The pinging continues.]

INTERCOM
Battle stations, everyone!

GUNNER
Open jammer! Noisemaker, 2nd, 4th tube... Standby!

BART
"Emit noisemaker! Prepare to stop the engine!"

[A shifting sound throughout the ship as it shudders. Bart turns to Jerico at the chart.]

BART
"Helm... NOW! Steer to the opposite direction as far as you can!
Stop the engine! Crash alarm!!"

INTERCOM
Stop the engine! Crash alarm!!

[The cabin shifts downward to the right. A buzz is heard. The pinging keeps going.]

FRANZ
"Torpedo... 1, still pursuing! Dammit! Impact in 3!!"

[The cabin shudders. Fade to white. Fade music.]

[Fade in on the Gebler sand cruiser's bridge from behind. Ramsus is flanked by Miang. Two operators stand at the controls in front of them.]

OPERATOR 1
Confirmed, vessel destruction noise.
... followed by a rapid blowing noise. Enemy vessel is probably floating rapidly to the surface.

OPERATOR 2
Fluid static around enemy vessel is decreasing. Sand maneuverability of enemy vessel down 60%.
... Looks like the main engine and effect-fins have been disabled.

RAMSUS
"Once their effect-fins are destroyed they will remain buried and unable to move.
Surfacing was a smart move. Sand-Torpedo Chief! Well done on lowering their fighting power. Brilliant!"

OPERATOR 2
Sorry to trouble you.

[Scene cut to frontal shot of Ramsus and Miang.]

RAMSUS
"Well... what shall we do with them...?"

[Ramsus looks down thinking.]

MIANG
"Oh? It's unusual for you to get lost."

[Ramsus looks up.]

RAMSUS
"I promised an old friend... I must take it easy..."

[Ramsus pauses.]

RAMSUS
"An old... friend... ..."

[Ramsus looks down thinking again. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on a large scaled dock. A man is walking out of it. Ramsus is not in a command uniform but just in a officer's: this is obviously a flashback. Camera at a far distance.]

RAMSUS
"Sigurd!"

[Ramsus runs out fast and catches up to the man, Sigurd, who has stopped.]

RAMSUS
"Why are you abandoning this country!?
You were supposed to help us create an ideal nation!"

[Scene cut in front of the two. They are both wearing Gebler officer uniforms. Sigurd has both of his eyes.]

SIGURD
"I'm not abandoning it.
I've been living here to steal this country's technology from the beginning.
Besides, there's someone waiting for me. Don't be bitter."

[Sigurd turns and looks out over the bridge.]

SIGURD
"It wasn't too bad going after the same ideals with you, for that short time."

[Sigurd walks away. Scene cut to behind Ramsus as Sigurd walks away. Camera pan back and up.]

RAMSUS
"... You traitor!!!"

[Scene fade.]

[Scene open in front of the Gebler sand cruiser's bridge. Ramsus shakes his head.]

RAMSUS
"Comm officer!
Use my name and urge them to surrender. Tell them to surrender if they desire the safety of Nisan."

[Ramsus pauses.]

RAMSUS
"All divisions cease fire, but remain on alert!
If any enemy vessel attempts to attack, shoot it individually!"

[Scene fade.]

-----

[Scene opens on desert. The Yggdrasil has surfaced and its rear engine is flaming as it drives.]

[Begin music: "Into a Dark Sleep"]

[Camera pan back and away. Fade out.]

[Scene opens on Weltall and Maitreya.]

MAITREYA
"... What was that? That guy just now?"

[A barely audible pop is heard.]

FEI
"... It's them... Why them...? What did they do?"

[Camera cut to behind Maitreya. Pan around Maitreya and Weltall, stopping between it and another Deurod with a full view of the inactive Dora.]

[Scene cut to in front of the other Deurod looking back at Weltall and Maitreya.]

BART'S OFFICER
"... Huh? Wha!? Huh? ... Oh-no!!"

[The officer turns to Maitreya.]

BART'S OFFICER
"General! General Maitreya!!
We have an R code message! I'm not sure, but it looks like the young master is in trouble!!
We don't have time for this junker!!"

[A blue laser blast fires and knocks Bart's Officer out of the screen. A white flash is heard.]

[Scene cut to the Dora, and its been reactivated. But now a teal flame is eminating from it.]

[Begin music: "Jaws of Ice"]

VANDERKAUM
"You there... What're you doing ignoring me and messing around...?"

[Scene cut to the front of Dora.]

VANDERKAUM
"I'll kill all of you!"

[Scene cut to behind Weltall. Dora fires several blue laser shots in no particular direction.]

[Scene cut to view from behind Fei in Weltall's cockpit. Maitreya takes a step towards Dora.]

MAITREYA
"... Fei, gather the wounded up and return to the young master. Hurry!
My unit will stay behind and try to buy some time.
All operational Gears left will provide cover as per their commanders' orders, and retreat in set order."

[Fei shakes his head.]

FEI
"Don't be stupid! I'm staying too!"

[Maitreya turns towards Weltall.]

MAITREYA
"Shut up and listen, boy!
You're the young master's guest. I can't let you die here."

FEI
"But..."

[Maitreya turns back towards Dora.]

MAITREYA
"... The young master... What he really needs is your strength.
Please help him. I beg you."

[Maitreya gives orders.]

MAITREYA
"Farrant! Vind! Let's move out!!"

[Maitreya and a Deurod move towards Dora.]

[Scene cut to front of Fei's cockpit. Heartbeat sound. Yellow flash. All flashes are accompanied by rumbles.]

[Cut to a shot of the Deurods, defeated and smoking, in the clutches of Dora. Yellow flash.]

[Cut to Fei's cockpit. Yellow flash. Heartbeat.]

[Cut to shot of two Deurods in the clutches of Dora from underneath. Continue heartbeat sound.]

[Cut to Fei's cockpit.]

[Cut to closeup of Dora and it's left arm-hook. Yellow flash.]

[Cut to Fei's cockpit. Yellow flash.]

FEI
"... Uahh... St... stop it..."

[Yellow flash. Cut to the side of Fei in the cockpit. Increase heartbeat to steady drumming sound.]

FEI
"... St... op... ... Uahh..."

[Fei looks down. Yellow flash twice.]

[Cut to opposite side of Fei, same angle. Green flash twice. Freeze green.]

FEI
"Ah..."

[Camera uses 4 shots of Fei in succession, front, right side, back, left side. Repeat several times with red, green and yellow flashes.]

[Scene cut to front of Fei in the cockpit. Camera pans back. Fei looks up. Fade scene to red tint with a clashing sound. Yellow flash. Fade to white.]

[Scene fade in on the desert. Fade music. Two Gebler transports are trained and driving next to the Yggdrasil. Pan over to the top of the Yggdrasil. Brigandier is on the deck.]

[Scene cut to in front of Brigandier at the large steering wheel.]

BART
"Surrounded, huh? How are the repairs?"

ENGINEER
"The main engine and effect-fins' oscillators are mostly unharmed...
... but the electrical connections between them are wasted.
We are bypassing the main connection and trying to scrape together all the energy we can.
But it will only give us 70% of our usual maximum power at best.
The propulsion-drills are not damaged, but if the sand can't be granulated they might as well be.
We'll make battle speed 3... only barely."

BART
"Sig! What has Gebler's 'Mister Puniverse' got to say?"

SIGURD
"He's been quiet since the first surrender demand."

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong" - tempo faster than normal]

BART
"...
All personnel to battle stations. Break through is planned after the connectors are up."

SIGURD
"Young master!"

BART
"Sig! Listen!
Surrendering isn't going to change Nisan's fate.
We'll lose the Yggdrasil, the core of our power in saving Aveh and Margie.
I know it looks bad, but you can still count on us!"

MAISON
"Well said, young master! This old man will follow you to the pits of hell!"

BART
"Sorry, Old Maison, I'm not dying today!!
Besides they don't look like they're gonna hit us."

SIGURD
"It sure looks that way...
Perhaps they have political motives that involve Margie or the young master..."

BART
"That's probably it, Sig!
But they're forgetting one thing... It's harder to bring in an animal alive than dead!"

ENGINEER
"Young master... emergency connections are complete. Use the engine as you wish."

BART
"Thanks!!
Alright let's... go get those fools!!"

[Scene fade. Fade music.]

-----

[Scene open behind the Gebler sand cruiser's bridge.]

OPERATOR 1
Confirmed, one enemy Gear engaged. Direct course. Enemy vessel engine noise increasing... Speed increase,
steering noise confirmed, course change... Taking evasive action.

MIANG
"Commander? ... Ha, Ha, Ha."

[Ramsus turns to Miang and shakes his head.]

RAMSUS
"... Can't help it, eh?"

[Ramsus turns back to the operators.]

RAMSUS
"All divisions, holding pattern cancelled! ... Resume attack!"

OPERATOR 2
Bow torpedo tubes 1-3, Namthal missile. Set 1 and 2 for homing, 3 for anti-radar.
Tubes 4-6, Makara Mk5 sand torpedoes. After acquiring target set all to passive homing.
All units, begin defensive fire. Aim for the main ship.

OPERATOR 1
W, wait!!!
Explosions along the perimeter of the fleet, confirmed. Multiple vessel destruction noises!
High energy reactions... What kind of gain is this!? Commander!! I can't believe this! This... Gear...?
It's like reactive rounds are flying around...

MIANG
"Calm down. Put the analyzed picture on the monitor."

OPERATOR 2
Y, yessir...

[Boot up is heard. Scene cut to the side of Ramsus.]

RAMSUS
"Ah... That is...!!"

[Begin music: "Ominous"]

[Scene fade.]

[Scene open on a Gebler Gear next to one of the transports flanking the Yggdrasil, which is not seen. A huge red Gear flies by releasing a ton of Ether energy. Scene cut to just under the red Gear as it fires at a Gear. Scene cut to the Gebler Gear. Scene cut to the red Gear as it fires again. Scene cut to the transport, the target of this salvo, shot sideways. Scene cut to the front of the Gebler Gear in the foreground. Scene cut to in front of the red Gear: it's the same Gear that's been shown in Ramsus' dream! Scene cut in for closer shot of "Red Gear." Scene fade.]

[Scene open behind Brigandier on the Yggdrasil. A smoking commotion is heard from its right. Brigandier turns towards the source. Firing is heard on the perimeter and he sees some of the firing.]

BART
"W, what happened?"

[Scene cut to Brigandier's head.]

BART
"Is it heading... here?"

[Scene fade to half-white then yellow. Rumble is heard. Fade to white.]

[Begin music: "The One Who is Torn Apart"]

[Fade in on the Gebler bridge. Close in on Ramsus.]

RAMSUS
"Th, that Gear! No mistake! It's him! Demon of Elru...! Miang! Let's go!"

[Ramsus runs off the bridge.]

MIANG
"Commander! Please wait Commander!!"

[Miang takes a step towards the exit, then stops and turns back to the monitor.]

MIANG
"Ha, ha..."

[Miang runs after Ramsus. A rumble is heard. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens behind Brigandier. The Red Gear is hovering directly over the Yggdrasil in front of Brigandier.]

RED GEAR
Are you strong?

[Scene cut to in front of Brigandier.]

BART
"... What? Who are you...?"

[Camera pan back to behind Red Gear.]

RED GEAR
I asked, 'Are you strong?'!

[Scene cut to in front of Red Gear. Red Gear fires a shot. Fade to white.]

[Fade in on the desert. The Yggdrasil is in the background. Brigandier lands in the foreground. Pan up to reveal the red Gear directly behind him, hovering with his feet about halfway up Brigandier.]

BART
(Behind me!?)

[Bart pauses.]

BART
"... What are you suddenly attacking me for!?"

[Camera pan up to the side of the Red Gear.]

RED GEAR
Heh heh, fine. Then play dumb!

[A pause.]

RED GEAR
You, strong...
Huh?

[The Red Gear turns.]

[Scene cut to reveal a yellow Gear with a sword and a white Gear following it flying towards the Red Gear. The yellow Gear takes its sword and holds it with both hands.]

RAMSUS
"You there... pirate boy! Do you know him!?
That's right... Weren't you with that punk, Fei?"

[Scene cut to in front of Brigandier with Red Gear still behind him. Brigandier turns.]

BART
"No, I don't know 'him'!
... But even if I did, I sure wouldn't tell you!"

[Scene cut to the Wyvern (Ramsus' Gear) and Miang's Gear. The Wyvern pulls its sword back and assumes attacking stance.]

RAMSUS
"Good! Then you won't mind if I take care of him."

[The Wyvern prepares to strike.]

RAMSUS
"I owe 'him' greatly!"

[Pan in on Wyvern.]

[Begin music "Fuse"]

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

[Scene opens behind Wyvern facing Red Gear.]

RAMSUS
"I've finally found you! Now, I must challenge you!!"

[The Red Gear runs up and punches Wyvern. It then knocks off Wyvern's right arm with one uppercut. Pan around to the side of the battle. The Red Gear then grabs Wyvern and lifts in the air.]

RAMSUS
"Guaaah! This can't be! You m, monster..."

[The Red Gear turns Wyvern sideways and then drives it down into the ground. Camera follows. Cut to the side. It then lifts Wyvern up again. Camera cut close to the broken Wyvern, still in the Red Gear's clutches.]

RAMSUS
"... Guha! D... damn you... If it weren't for you..."

[The Red Gear tosses Wyvern up and kicks it away like a rag doll. Camera pan quickly to in front of the Red Gear with Wyvern's remains in the foreground. Camera pan in close to the Red Gear's face. The Red Gear turns. Pan around to behind Brigandier who's busy watching. The Red Gear runs in front of Brigandier.]

BART
"Tch! Keep back!!"

[Scene fade.]

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

[Scene opens on desert. Miang's Gear has landed next to Wyvern's remains.]

MIANG
"Commander... let's pull out!"

[Cut to the side of Miang's Gear. Miang kneels down and picks up Wyvern.]

RAMSUS
"Don't do anything unwarranted, Miang! I still have one arm!!"

[Miang's Gear gets to its feet.]

MIANG
"We're pulling out!
... That mad dog seems to have a new toy to play with."

[Camera pan around to behind Miang's Gear. The Gear takes off. Camera stays put and reveals Brigandier facing the Red Gear, which is spouting teal ethereal power. Camera cut to behind Brigandier on right and pan around to the left side.]

RED GEAR
"Well, now that my motor coil's warmed up... ... let's start the main event!!

[Scene cut to behind Red Gear.]

BART
"Today's my unlucky day. Why does this have to happen now?
Oh well... Let's get it over with!"

[Pan in to Brigandier.]

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

[Battle: Brigandier vs. ?]

[After a couple rounds of standing there, the Red Gear launches an attack on Brigandier so powerful that it disables it instantly. Brigandier is defeated.]

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

[Scene opens behind Sigurd and Maison on the Yggdrasil bridge.]

SIGURD
"Young master!!!"

[Sigurd runs to the wheel.]

SIGURD
"Engine, ready for full power!! Jerico! Give me the helm over here!"

JERICO
But first mate! Now with the effect-fins out of order, if you run at full speed, the ship wouldn't be able to stand the friction!!

SIGURD
"It can 'jump' due to the Bernoulli effect on the wings' surfaces instead!!"

JERICO
First mate!!

[Scene cut. Scene pan in front of Sigurd as he turns to Jerico.]

SIGURD
"Never mind that! The Yggdrasil is nothing without the young master!
Full power!! Maximum speed!!"

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong" - tempo faster than normal]

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on the rear of the Yggdrasil. It begins to rumble. It also begins to turn to the right. Camera continues to follow. Scene cut to the side of the Yggdrasil as it continues its trajectory. It's front end raises in the air as it keeps moving. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens in front of the Yggdrasil bridge. Maison and Citan stand behind Sigurd. Pan in close to Sigurd at the wheel fast.]

SIGURD
"Eeeeeaaaaarrrrgghh!!!! Come on, GO!!!"

[Fade to white.]

[Scene opens on top of the Yggdrasil as it continues to rattle. Pan down in front. Scene cut to in front of the Red Gear and Brigandier, laying in front of it. The Red Gear turns as the rumble nears. Brigandier moves out of the way as a shadow begins to envelope the area. Scene cut to under the Yggdrasil as it has become airborne and is falling down. Scene cut to the Red Gear.]

RED GEAR
!!

[Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on the desert as the Yggdrasil lands on the Red Gear, Brigandier getting out of the way just in time. A rumble is heard. The rumble ceases. Fade music. Scene cut to the Yggdrasil behind Brigandier, who is still on its knees looking the other way.]

SIGURD
"Young master! Are you okay!?"

[Scene cut to behind Brigandier as he turns to face the Yggdrasil behind him.]

BART
"Don't over do it, Sig... Trying to make our ship 'fly'...!?
When we get back it'll take a month to get this heap of junk working again."

SIGURD
"Ha.. ha ha... You seem to be okay!"

BART
"... Shees!! What was that monster anyway?"

[A thud is heard. The front end of the Yggdrasil rises a bit. Scene cut to in front of Brigandier.]

BART
"Sig! What's going on?"

SIGURD
"What... the ship? The engine should have fallen out, but..."

[A constant rumble begins. Pan around and in closer to Brigandier.]

[Begin music: "The One Who is Torn Apart"]

[Scene cut to the Yggdrasil's top. It rises into the screen.]

SIGURD
"What in the hell?"

[When the Yggdrasil's bottom passes, a red metal hand is revealed forcing it up without touching it. Cut to in front of the hand. The Red Gear hovers and flies into the screen below the Yggdrasil. Not a scratch on it. Scene cut to a close shot of the hand that is holding up the Yggdrasil. Red Gear rises past the screen. Scene cut to distance shot revealing the Red Gear holding the Yggdrasil up over Brigandier. The front and back start to detach partially.]

[Scene cut to behind Red Gear looking down at Brigandier.]

RED GEAR
That was pretty interesting.

[Scene cut to in front of Red Gear.]

RED GEAR
But dropping a warship on me is cheating... Take it back!

[The Red Gear makes a throwing motion.]

[Scene cut to back shot as the Yggdrasil moves towards Brigandier slowly.]

[Scene cut to Brigandier's head as the Yggdrasil begins to descend.]

BART
"Sig!! Maison!! ... Uah..."

[Fade to black.]

[Scene opens on the bridge but it's tilted down steeply to the right. Sigurd is flanked by Citan and Maison. An alarm is sounding constantly.]

ENGINEER
The sand pump, effect-fins and propulsion-drills are all out of commission!!

[The engineer continues.]

ENGINEER
Main engine, support engine, engage the auto scram. Switch power to batteries. Output ratio 0.5, operating time... 500!!

FRANZ
"The third bridge... it's ruined!!"

OPERATOR
The hangar section, the armament section, and even the pressure shell have been destroyed!!
We can't stop the sand from flowing in!

SIGURD
"Close each section down completely and commence independent operation!!"

FRANZ
"Then, damage control won't be able to move!!
The hole won't be covered!!"

SIGURD
"That's alright!!
... Either way, it's impossible to save the entire ship.
Our priority is to secure the bridge!!
Gather everyone into the bridge immediately!"

[Camera pan to the side. Citan nods. Sigurd turns to Citan.]

SIGURD
"... Hyuga... No... you're Citan now.
You need to get out. I'll have Maison guide you to an escape-pod."

[Citan shakes his head. Maison turns to Citan.]

CITAN
"I cannot leave you all like this...!?"

SIGURD
"We have no right to keep you here and get you involved.
... If you see Kahr and Miang, make sure you pay 'em back for me."

[Sigurd composes himself.]

SIGURD
"Maison... Please show him the way."

MAISON
"This way, please."

[Maison walks off.]

[Fade to black.]

FMV 12: Escape Pod
[Camera on side of the Yggdrasil. A hatch in the Yggdrasil extends out, and a pod jettisons out of the extension.]
[----END FMV 12----]

[Scene opens on Citan's cockpit.]

CITAN
"Sigurd!!!"

[Fade to black with a constant rumble. Music fade.]

-----

[A rumble is heard and then a crash. Fade to white. ]

[Fade in on Citan's cockpit from behind him as it pans over to a ruined ship.]

CITAN
"... I am being carried by the wind to the vicinity of the border...
... What is that?"

[Pan in to the wrecked ship. Fade out.]

[Fade in on a smoldering machine that looks like the Dora. Pan back. A Gear walking is heard. Heimdal walks in from the left.]

CITAN
"That... is... the... Dora. It was stationed here? That was careless of me...
But its condition... ... ... ... It is just like the others that 'he' destroyed..."

[Scene fade.]

 Chapter 15: Recapture Aveh

 

Chapter 17: Kislev Capital

 

(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.