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Xenogears: The Complete Script

Part 11
Chapter 26: Men of the Sea

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[Scene opens on the raft. Fei jumps in from the side onto the hatch portion.]

FEI
"Elly! Hey, Elly! Wake up!"

[The hatch opens and Elly jumps out in front of Fei.]

FEI
"Good morning, Fei. You're up early."

FEI
"No time for formalities. Look at that!!"

[Fei turns around.]

ELLY
"Huh?"

[Begin music: "Thames, Man of the Sea"]

[Camera pan to the left to reveal a huge salvage ship on the horizon sailing towards the raft. Camera pan towards the ship. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on a closer shot of the ship. Camera pans in and moves up to reveal a salvage hook working underneath the ship's front. The raft floats into view under the other salvage hook, which drops when the raft is under it, closes, and lifts. Scene cut to closeup shot of the hookline. Fei and Elly are standing on the raft as the hook lifts it up to level with camera. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on a small part of the deck of the ship. A blue-faced dolphin man, resembling Franz, but blue instead of teal, is in front of Fei and Elly.]

DOLPHIN MAN
I was so surprised there are people living afloat on the vast sea.
On top of that, you were with two Gears. That's unheard of.

[Elly walks up a step.]

ELLY
"Thanks. You helped us out..."

DOLPHIN MAN
You'd better thank the Captain.
The one who gave the order for us to pull you two floaters out was the Captain o' the Thames.

FEI
"Thames? Captain...?"

DOLPHIN MAN
The Thames, the city at sea. That is where you are now.
The captain here is a bit of a strange old chap.
You'll see when you meet him. That's not to say he's a bad old blighter.

ELLY
"Um... What about our Gears?"

DOLPHIN MAN
Don't worry about it. We put them inside the Thames through the supply dock.
Sea water got inside so it'll take some time to fix them.

FEI
"You're repairing them for us?"

DOLPHIN MAN
Pretty strange for us to be so nice, I bet that's what you're thinking.
But really, we had no choice because it's the Captain's orders...

[The dolphin man turns.]

DOLPHIN MAN
Well, I have to go now. I'm a busy guy, y'know!
Come to the bridge after you've looked around the ship a while.
I'm sure the Captain would want to meet you.

[The dolphin man leaves. Fei turns to Elly and stares for a few seconds. Elly turns to Fei.]

ELLY
"Fei, what's wrong?"

FEI
"I feel like I've seen that guy somewhere before...
Never mind."

[Fei and Elly start walking around. They walk up to a small kid.]

KID
Hey, have you met the Captain yet? He is sooo cool! I wanna grow up to be just like him.

[Kid runs a couple steps and shoots something.]

KID
I am!

[Scene cut to behind the kid as he shoots again.]

KID
A man!

[Scene cut to in front of the kid as a horn honks.]

KID
of the sea...... Hey wait? Oops.

[The kid pauses, then jumps.]

KID
It's over here. I still need more practice.

[Fei and Elly walk around and eventually find their way up to the bridge. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the Thames' bridge. Fei and Elly walk over to the dolphin man from before.]

DOLPHIN MAN
Let me introduce myself. I'm Hans, the ship's first mate.

[Hans points to a scruffy looking seadog in a naval uniform with a pipe, walking around at the end of the bridge.]

HANS
"The one wandering around over there's the Captain."

[Fei and Elly walk over to the Captain. Camera pan to the side of Fei.]

CAPTAIN
"You're the two winos who floated in with the Gears."

FEI
"I don't really like wandering around..."

[The captain turns, laughs heartily, and then turns back to Fei.]

CAPTAIN
"Gahahahaha. Well, don't take it so badly.
For us, anything we pull out of the sea is treasure.
And you're a really big important treasure. We were really careful."

[Elly takes a step up.]

ELLY
"Um... Thanks for helping."

CAPTAIN
"What a pretty lady. Oh, don't make that face.
I won't bite. I'll return your Gears to you squeaky clean."

ELLY
"Why are you being so kind?"

CAPTAIN
"That's because..."

[The captain takes his staff out. Scene cut to behind Elly as the captain turns and thrusts it.]

CAPTAIN
I am!

[Scene cut to behind the captain. The captain thrusts his rod out to the other side.]

CAPTAIN
a man!

[Scene cut to behind Fei on the side. The captain turns towards camera and sheathes his rod with the right hand while making a fist with the left, making a thunder sound.]

CAPTAIN
of the sea!

FEI & ELLY
...

[The captain laughs. Pan back to original shot.]

CAPTAIN
"Gahahaha..."

[The captain turns to Fei.]

CAPTAIN
"You're probably starved. I'll get you some food."

[The captain turns towards Hans over in the corner.]

CAPTAIN
"Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaans! I'll welcome the guests! You take care of the rest."

[Hans turns around.]

HANS
"Yessir. Just don't over do it."

CAPTAIN
"Of course I know that. How can you be so calm?"

HANS
"The captain and everyone are so irresponsible."

[Hans turns back to his work.]

CAPTAIN
"Hmph, yeah yeah."

[The captain walks past the two and turns back to them.]

CAPTAIN
"Lemme go and get things ready."

[The captain leaves. Fei and Elly turn in his direction as the door opening and shutting is heard.]

FEI
"What? Who's that?"

ELLY
"They don't look like... such bad people."

[Fei and Elly follow the captain to the beer hall. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the beer hall. Fei and Elly walk over to the captain, who's at a table by the window. He turns around. Camera pan to in front of the captain.]

CAPTAIN
"Took you a while, but things aren't ready yet."

[The captain walks out from the table between the two and turns to the side.]

CAPTAIN
"Hey, hurry it up! Don't make our guests wait."

[The captain turns to Fei.]

CAPTAIN
"Sorry, there's no place to sit around here."

[The captain turns to the window.]

CAPTAIN
"But, isn't the view just splendid from here? This beer hall is Thames' pride.
You probably think it's a wee bit peculiar having a beer hall right next to the bridge, but tis fine by me.
If you don't take time in life to enjoy a drink, you will be swallowed by the waves of anxiety...
... But we don't have that problem. Thanks to this beer hall, everyone here is too sloshed to worry!"

[Fei turns to the captain.]

FEI
"Are you always wandering the seas like this?"

[The captain turns to Fei.]

CAPTAIN
"Well, normally. There is that crane that fished you out.
We use that or the Gears to pull up treasure from the sea. We're Salvagers.
Recently however, there has been almost no treasure... just little things.
Since we've started the big job, well, that's all we've had."

ELLY
"Big job?"

[The captain turns to Elly.]

CAPTAIN
"Oh, that's a job for the 'Ethos'.
The 'Ethos' is planning a really big salvage next.
I don't know the details but, looks like we'll be searching for some buried treasure."

FEI
"Why is the 'Ethos' involved...?"

[The captain turns to the window.]

CAPTAIN
"Who knows... But, we're dependent on the 'Ethos' to buy our stuff.
So, it won't look good if we turn the job down."

[The captain turns to Fei.]

CAPTAIN
"Well, dinner's finally ready. Let's eat."

[The captain walks off. Scene fade. Stop music.]

-----

[Scene opens on a Gear cockpit under water. A strange pinging sound is heard. A young girl with grayed hair and closed eyes is the pilot.]

GIRL
"We've got sonar. ......
That's not it. This type... It matches with the Aveh pirate ship, Yggdrasil."

[Scene cut to in front of a purple fish-like vehicle underwater with a loud motor. Pan over to the left.]

[Scene cut to in front of another cockpit. Dominia is the pilot.]

DOMINIA
"Yggdrasil? Wasn't she sunk in another battle?"

[Scene cut to in front of the vehicle. Pan back to the right cockpit, revealing that this is a dual-controlled ship.]

[Scene cut to the girl's cockpit.]

GIRL
"There's no record of its sinking. We were too busy fighting that red Gear to try to confirm it."

[Scene cut to Dominia's cockpit.]

DOMINIA
"Then, there is a chance that it did not sink...
I believe the data shows the Yggdrasil was the carrier for that Gear."

[Scene cut to the girl's cockpit. Some instruments are heard.]

GIRL
"One moment...... Yes, that is correct."

[Scene cut to Dominia's cockpit.]

DOMINIA
"Excellent. Give me the controls."

[Scene cut to the girl's cockpit.]

GIRL
"Excellent? What are you planning on doing?"

[Scene cut to Dominia's cockpit.]

DOMINIA
"Sink it, of course. She will never trouble the Commander again."

[Scene cut to the girl's cockpit.]

GIRL
"Wait. The Commander's orders were to investigate the disappearance of that flying battleship.
We can't deviate from our mission.
Besides, we are low on fuel and need to refuel."

[Scene cut to Dominia's cockpit.]

DOMINIA
"We have enough. I'll take her down."

[Scene cut to the girl's cockpit.]

GIRL
"... Groan... Once you start, there is no stopping you is there?
I hope you know that fighting in water is totally different than fighting on land."

[Scene cut to Dominia's cockpit.]

DOMINIA
"Of course. Sorry, Kelvena."

[The engine starts.]

[Scene cuts to the side of the fish vehicle as it starts moving past the camera and turning away. Scene change.]

-----

[Begin music: "Thames, Man of the Sea"]

[Scene opens on the beer hall. Fei is on the left side of the table, Elly on the right. The captain is between them.]

ELLY
"I know you haven't eaten for a while but how can you eat so much?"

CAPTAIN
"Gah ha ha ha ha... This is great, this is great.
I like how you eat. You weren't drifting around for nuthin'..."

[Scene cut to behind and above Elly as the captain turns towards Elly and thrusts his rod out.]

CAPTAIN
Men have!

[Scene cut to behind Fei. The captain turns to Fei. The captain thrusts his rod to the other side.]

CAPTAIN
Courage!

[Scene cut to behind the captain, who turns towards camera and sheathes his rod.]

CAPTAIN
And have Appetites!

FEI & ELLY
...

[The captain laughs.]

CAPTAIN
"Gah ha hah..."

[A pause. The ship trembles slightly.]

ELLY
"? Did we just shake?"

[The captain turns around.]

FEI
"You're just imagining it."

[The ship trembles again.]

ELLY
"I don't think so!"

[A crew member walks up to the captain.]

CREW MEMBER
Captain, your first mate is calling you.

[The captain turns to the crew member.]

CAPTAIN
"Got it. I'm on the way."

[The captain turns to Fei, then Elly as the crewman leaves.]

CAPTAIN
"Looks like something's up. Sorry, but I have to return to the bridge."

[The captain turns back to Fei.]

CAPTAIN
"But please, enjoy yourselves."

[The captain leaves.]

[After a second, Fei turns to the window. Camera pan around to Fei's side. The ship shudders again. Fei walks a step towards the window.]

FEI
"Elly, is that a water spout?"

[Elly turns to the window.]

ELLY
"It's too far, I can't see very well. But it looks like... a battle!"

[The ship shudders again. Fei turns to Elly.]

FEI
"Let's go to the bridge too."

[Elly turns to Fei.]

ELLY
"Okay."

[Fei and Elly go back to the bridge. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in front of the bridge window. The Thames' captain is standing behind it on his perch. The ship shudders at regular intervals.]

CAPTAIN
"They've got guts starting a fight next to the Thames! It gets my blood boiling!"

[The captain backs up a step, then turns to Hans, who isn't seen.]

CAPTAIN
"Hey Hans, I haven't fired the big gun in a long time.
How about we take a shot or two?"

[Camera pan over a couple of windows to the right to Hans' position. Hans turns around.]

HANS
"Are you kidding?
Why get the Thames involved in a fight between sides who are neither enemies nor allies?
And that big gun is nothing but a useless piece of junk you tacked onto the Thames in a druken stupor!"

[Scene cut to inside the bridge, above the captain at a distance, behind Hans.]

CAPTAIN
"You just don't understand the code of the men of the sea..."

[Fei and Elly walk in and walk up to the captain.]

FEI
"What are you doing?"

[The captain turns to Fei.]

CAPTAIN
"It seems like a submarine is under attack."

FEI
"Submarine?"

[The captain walks away from his telescope on the bridge. Fei walks up to it. Camera rotate and pan in closer to Fei to behind him. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens in telescope POV, a long distance away from the Yggdrasil which has surfaced. Camera pan in close. As camera pans, a spout and a shudder goes off from the Yggdrasil's port side. Another one follows a little further back on the starboard side. Camera stops panning a few feet in front of the Y insignia on the hull. Another spout goes off on the port side.]

FEI
"Hey, that's..."

[Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the opposite side of the telescope beside Fei, who's using it.]

FEI
"! That ship!"

[Elly turns to Fei.]

ELLY
"What? What's wrong?"

FEI
"That's the Yggdrasil!"

ELLY
"Isn't that Bart's ship?"

[Fei turns to the captain.]

FEI
"Yeah. He's still alive. Alright!
We can't just sit here! Let's go!"

[Fei runs past Elly. Elly turns.]

ELLY
"Go where?"

[Fei turns around.]

FEI
"To help, what else?"

ELLY
"Without a Gear?"

FEI
"Hmm..."

[A pause.]

CAPTAIN
"Hold yer horses."

[The captain walks through the duo, who turn to watch him. He walks over to an intercom a few feet away.]

CAPTAIN
"Dock, this is the bridge! How are our guests' Gears?"

INTERCOM
The repairs will be done shortly.

CAPTAIN
"Two minutes."

INTERCOM
Huh?

CAPTAIN
"Finish in two minutes!
Then take them out through the supply entrance to the deck!"

INTERCOM
Y, yessir!

[The captain turns back to Fei and Elly.]

CAPTAIN
"Your Gears are being moved to the deck. Go get 'em.
If you need to you can buy equipment at the supply entrance shop."

[Hans walks up behind the captain.]

HANS
"What are you saying Captain?
What if we get bombed while we're caught up in the middle of a fight?"

[The captain turns to Hans.]

CAPTAIN
"Be quiet!! Our guests are fighting to save their friends.
Don't get in the way! If we don't help, it'll tarnish the men of the sea's good name!!"

HANS
"...... Yessir. But the Thames itself will not join in any fights."

[Hans turns around and walks off a step.]

FEI
"Thanks. That's more than enough."

[Fei and Elly leave via the screw elevator and go to the deck. Scene change.]

[Scene opens above a supply entrance hatch in the deck of the Thames. Camera above the hatch as Vierge is pulled up by pulleys from below. Scene cut to the B1 level behind a kid watching from Vierge's side as it is lifted past. Scene fade.]

[Scene opens on the deck of the Thames. Fei and Elly get in their Gears, which have been pulled up. Camera pan around to behind the Gears as they walk to the opposite side of the deck. Weltall turns around to Vierge at that point.]

FEI
"Okay... Let's go."

[Weltall boosts and flies off towards and past camera.]

ELLY
"W-wait..."

[Vierge follows Weltall. Camera pan up Vierge's flight path but it's nowhere near as fast. Scene fade.]

[Begin music: "The Steel Giant"]

[Scene opens on top of the Yggdrasil. Heimdal and Stier are on top of it.]

RICO
"Oh come on, Citan.
Just when I thought we were saved, now we're gonna be turned into Swiss cheese."

CITAN
"We are not particularly liked here, are we?"

[A pause.]

CITAN
!

[Pan away to the left. Weltall and Vierge fly onto the front of the Yggdrasil. Pan back to original shot as they walk up to Heimdal and Stier.]

CITAN
"Fei! Elly! You are all right."

ELLY
"Somehow."

RICO
"This is no time for tearful reunions."

FEI
"Yeah... Where's Bart?"

CITAN
"He is fighting below.
He said he was going to hold them back until the depth charges were ready.
But he left without the proper hydropreps... We are busy trying to ready the depth charges.
Your Gears should be able to handle underwater warfare to some extent. Go help him out."

FEI
"Got it. Elly, let's go."

[Weltall walks to Heimdal's side of the ship and jumps into the water. Vierge follows. Scene fade. Stop music.]

[Scene opens underwater. The purple fish-vehicle from before is in front of Brigandier, who is directly in foreground. Pan around Brigandier to the left.]

BART
"Dammit! I can barely maneuver and you're movin' all over the place..."

[Two splashes are heard. Weltall and Vierge thrust into view on opposite sides of Brigandier, Weltall on left, Vierge on right.]

FEI
"Looks like you're having a tough fight, Bart."

BART
"Fei!? You're alive!?"

FEI
"Hey, that's my line."

[Camera pan to behind Vierge.]

[Scene cut to Elly's cockpit. The underwater pinging sound begins again.]

ELLY
"What about that Gear?"

[Scene cut to behind Elly's cockpit looking directly out at the purple fish vehicle. It flies directly up to in front of Elly's cockpit. Dominia's face appears on the cockpit window via a transmission sound.]

DOMINIA
"Elhaym!! What are you doing here?"

ELLY
"Dominia!? Why are you here?"

DOMINIA
"Why? We Gebler need no special reasons to sink an enemy ship!
It is our divine duty to rule those crass land dwelling Lambs."

ELLY
"But why? How are they different from us Shepherds, the -Abel-?"

DOMINIA
"To me -Lambs- and -Abel- are the same.
The only definite difference is personal ability.
The ignorant must be led by the wise. That is our job.
Look what you've gained as an Element, Elly. Why do you even question?
Your superiority is obvious!"

ELLY
"... So the wise harming the weak is a sign of ability?
I didn't want that... That's all!!"

[Weltall thrusts in from the right side.]

FEI
"Elly, are you alright?"

[Scene cut to Dominia's cockpit.]

DOMINIA
"That Gear, you're the one? Hah! So that's how it is.
How amusing, Elhaym. All this for a man? I guess that story was true after all.
You were born of those lowly Lambs."

ELLY
"Stop! Don't say another word!"

DOMINIA
"Hmph, what are you going to do about it, mongrel!?
Are you going to use the power you used in that incident on me now?
Go ahead. Show me. Show me your true power!"

ELLY
"... I will.
If you Gebler are wise... then I'd rather be a fool!!"

DOMINIA
"Then so be it. Then you shall be dealt with as the traitor you are."

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

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

[Scene opens in the purple fish. Pan back to behind it, looking forward at the Gears.]

DOMINIA
"Come on Elhaym! Show me your true self!!"

[Battle: Weltall/Vierge/Brigandier vs. Haishao]

[Scene cut to behind the Haishao's side. Camera pan up towards the surface level quickly, then stop halfway.]

SIGURD
"Young master! Depth charges will be dropped! Please stand back!"

[Camera pan back to battle mode. Pan in close to the Haishao. Scene cut to below the Yggdrasil as it swims on the surface. Four depth charges are fired off its bottom. Scene cut to in front of the Haishao. Pan around quickly from left to right as the depth charges find their mark. Camera keeps panning in a circle until it's done a 360. The depth charges illuminate a green flash, then flash out. Scene cut to directly in front of the Haishao at Dominia's cockpit. Another flash is seen. The Haishao seems to wince at the following rumble. Scene cut to behind the right side of the Haishao. Another flash goes off and the Haishao winces at this rumble also. Repeat two more times, and after the fourth one in total, the Haishao falls on its side. After a second, it gets back on its feet.]

DOMINIA
"Hyah! That was nothing. Come on, come on!"

KELVENA
"Enough already! Dominia! Retreat!"

DOMINIA
"Tch! I was so close.
But... don't think I'll be leaving empty-handed, now!"

[Camera pan to behind Vierge. The Haishao flies directly up to it.]

ELLY
"Wh, what!?"

[The Haishao rises up and then an ether blast comes out of it, knocking Vierge onto its back. Vierge gets back to its feet. The Haishao rears back again and hits it with the left claw, knocking it over again. Vierge gets back to its feet again. Camera pan into under the Haishao.]

ELLY
"Aaaaaahhhhhh!"

[Elly screams.]

[The Haishao disappears behind the camera. Camera pan 180 and up to reveal Brigandier and Weltall looking in the direction the Haishao flew.]

FEI
"Elly!?"

[Scene fade. Stop music.]

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

[Scene opens on top of the Yggdrasil. Heimdal and Stier are still there. Weltall pops up from underneath the water and lands. Brigandier follows suit. Heimdal looks at the two Gears.]

CITAN
"Fei, where is Elly?"

FEI
"The enemy... took her."

[Brigandier turns away from everybody.]

BART
"Heh, I doubt that..."

[Weltall turns around and walks a step towards Brigandier.]

FEI
"Bart, what do you mean!?"

CITAN
"Stop it!! Fei!
This is no time for bickering.
For now, we must find a place to finish repairing the Yggdrasil."

[Weltall turns to Heimdal.]

FEI
"...... Don't worry. The ship that saved us is nearby.
They call it the Thames, and it's about the size of a small city. Their Captain can help us."

[Stier turns towards Brigandier.]

RICO
"That's...... the Thames...?"

[Camera pan away to the left. Scene fade.]

 Chapter 25: Adrift at Sea

 

Chapter 27: Friends Again

 

(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.