===================================================== Online Quest: Garon's Treachery ===================================================== "Shoot a movie on the surface of Ragol" What are Garon's expectations? Client: Garon Quest Details: Shoot a movie! Attractive, sincere hunters hunters apply now for the lead roles! Active duty hunters welcome. Need 2 to 4 roles. Reward: ??? Meseta Garon - Oh, so I see you've accepted the request [CLASS]. I'm Garon. A town merchant. Let's cut to the chase... I want you to appear in my movie! Don't you fret! I'll be in charge of the script and the directing! I'll be giving you direction here and there so listen up to what I say! Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. Take this. [Pink lights enter your character, indicating that Garon has given you something] - This is a high efficiency "portaphone" or communication device. And take a look at the script while you're at it. [More pink lights enter you] - If you refer to this in a jam, we should be able to film smoothly. That's it. I'm expecting true to life acting from you! ... ... By the way, you heard of the notorious "Shiva Stone"? [You are given two choices; "Don't know about it." and "Know about it." If you choose "Don't know about it."...] - "Shiva Stone"... The phantom gem... I've exhausted all means to collect information about this treasure... to make this script. The treasure is believed to be fiction but... Do what's written in the script and you luckily might be able to find it. But if you do, the "Shiva Stone" is mine! Being rich is no dream! Wha-ha-ha. Now, get pumped and work for me! [If you choose "Know about it."...] - ...I see. Oh, it's nothing. Good luck on the shoot! [If and only if you are the party leader, Garon will now tell you...] - ... ... ...Wait [NAME]. You'll be the team's troubleshooter! Carry this juke box as a symbol of your leadership. [More pink lights enter your character] - Music is also an important element in directing. Select the songs using your taste and get excited about the shoot! [Speak with Garon again] - ... ... Lately most hunters don't have any umph! Well... what about you guys? What's with you? Hurry up and drag your asses back to Ragol! Let's talk about the finer directions there. Now, good luck on the shoot! Quest Board - "Script" - Which will you read? [You are given the following choices...] Won't read. Shiva Stone The Way of the Gems Jet Black Room Optical Illusion Room Lava-Hot Room [If you choose "Won't read.", you return to "Script" in the Quest Board. If you choose to read any part of the script...] Shiva Stone - Thou shalt not touch the "Shiva Stone" View all things with open eyes. Accept the existence of gems to avoid being a slave to their form. Make note of this secret principle here. Just as instilling this reason into the vessel called oneself. it indicates no more than what is one's existence. Without appearing here several who covet and seek the "Shiva Stone". Intelligent beings comprehend its existence. When accepting it with other things, find the treasure's root and smelt them together. That is to say, the one who holds the gem directs its existence. The Way of the Gems - The Way of the Gems, the "Shiva Stone" Those desiring treasure must first find the "Door of No Return". This "Door" is sealed. The next order is breaking the seal! With any luck, if this door can be opened... follow the road to the "Shiva Stone". Reach it without losing your way. But it's impossible to predict what might occur until you get the stone. When you least expect it, you might get mixed up in something unthinkable. Don't forget your tough mental powers when faced with this situation. I'm expecting true to life acting from you! Jet Black Room - Trial 1 "Jet Black Room" A world where even radiant daylight fails to enter... A trial awaits in a place called the "Jet Black Room". Inside lies a computer that can break the seal! Cooperate together and find it! If you go too slow, you'll be confused in a world of darkness! POINT A monitor has been affixed to help you with the trial. Use it to see the room as it looks when fully lit. Also, when the monitor is in use you can use the chat board. It can be a powerful weapon when used properly. Be aggressive! Your fears will creep up on you in the darkness. Sincerely be careful not to become a slave to the darkness. Optical Illusion Room - Trial 2 "Optical Illusion Room" Expect the gem guardians to drag you into another world... A trial awaits in a place called the "Optical Illusion Room". Take position in front of the screen! Then, defeat all the enemies manifesting in the room! If you're successful, then the seal might be broken! POINT The battle must occur from my camera's point of view in this place. The unseen the figures of beings on the outside and side of the monitor... expect to drag us into their world! Aim to be in the middle of the monitor to overcome this test! If you can defeat all the enemies, then the seal can probably be broken. Always confirm the position of the camera and your friends! Enemies are not limited to visible ones. Unseen ones may lurk in your heart. Lava-Hot Room - Trial 3 "Lava-Hot Room" A red-hot hell if there ever was one. Flames rise up from threatening crags. Can your party make calm judgments amid the fear? A trial awaits in a place called the "Lava-Hot Room". You have been trapped in this room! Put your heads together and find a way to escape! There's no time to waste! Lava is flowing from the edge of the room! If you don't want to get burned, escape before the lava buries you! POINT First find a place that looks escapable! Relax, assess the situation and an answer should present itself. Just cooperate and advance along the trusted road! But, don't let up! You never know what could happen in the end! Quest Board - "Portaphone" - The BEE system is another standard communication device. Used mainly by civilians. Garon's one has been customized. Audio data exchange from the handset and video via the headset are possible. [If you're the leader of the party, Garon gave you a Juke Box...] Quest Board - "Juke Box" - Change the background music? [You are given the following choices] Don't change BGM 1 BGM 2 BGM 3 BGM 4 ["Don't change" causes no change in the music. Selecting one of the BGMs makes the music change. BGM 1 is "Sonic's Theme" from Sonic Adventure; BGM 2 is "Dreams, Dreams" from NiGHTS into Dreams...; BGM 3 is "Burning Hearts" from Burning Rangers; and BGM 4 is the Chu Chu Rocket theme. See "The Missing Maracas" quest script for song lyrics to BGMs 1, 2, & 3. BGM 4 has no lyrics.] [There is a Soldier dressed in blue outside the Hunter's Guild...] Soldier in Blue - Lately, classified files have gone missing from the lab. I wonder what is written in those secret files... Everything... Like unknown minerals discovered on Ragol. Well... It's the military's duty to protect secrets. There I go again... Me and my big mouth. Anyway... If you're a smart hunter, you'll avoid this incident and proceed ahead. [There is a Soldier dressed in red outside the Hunter's Guild...] Soldier in Red - Hmm. You hunters have it easy! Gadding around everywhere! Why do think I gave you that gate usage permit for anyway? If you've got time to loaf around in a place like this then... Get on back to Ragol and eat shit and die! [There is an old woman near the middle of the city...] Old Woman - Oh, I crave some excitement. Give me bright lights, the big city. How many years have passed since being on Pioneer 2... This place restricts my diet not to mention my night life. I wonder if there's some entertainment that can make me happy. An exciting action adventure movie would do the trick. Of course, some cool hunters would play the leading roles and... They'd stare with eyes that melt me away. Hey, are you listening to me or just pretending to? Are you rude or what? [There is a short RAmar dressed in purple near the Principal's Office...] RAmar - Owwwch... Strange stories always have a downside huh? Tempted by Garon and back on Ragol? Your luck must have run out. It's far from exciting, more like dazed and nerve racking. A cat with nine lives wouldn't stand a chance! Reckon there ain't many guys who can slip past that kind of barrier. [There is a young woman near the Checkroom...] Young Woman - Oh, I wonder if anyone will be kind enough to give me a present... Huh, don't you know about it? The phantom gem... The "Shiva Stone"... It is rumored that he who wears it will gain all powers of... intelligence, physical strength, assets, and beauty. Actually, that's not all... many catastrophes will be imposed upon the one who holds the stone. Or at least that's how the spreading rumor goes. What kind of man would risk his life to get the stone for me... I wonder if that kind of dreamy man will appear before me... [The Tekker will not identify any "Special Weapons" today...] Tekker - Sorry but today I don't feel like working. Please come again. [Teleport down to CAVE 3] Garon on Portaphone - ...[NAME]! Can you hear me? Let the filming of the action picture "Shiva Story" begin! I'll have those seeking the "Shiva Stone" act for me! Various barriers probably wait for you ahead. But! I expect your courage and acting ability to overcome them! First, find the "Door of No Return" on the road to the gem! This is just the start. Your acting is not enough to get you by! If even one of you isn't able to fight, the filming will be cancelled! Act with a sense of intensity for me! Now, start filming! Narrator - Find the "Door of No Return" Combine your powers! [Travel through CAVE 3 until you come to 4 switches. Have every party member stand on one switch... and a wall of flame appears behind you!] Garon on Portaphone - !!!! What with this! There's no time to think!! Hurry and escape!! If something should, happen, it's not my fault! Anyway, make a straight beeline for the end! Narrator - Advance without being caught in the flames! Escape to the warp device at the end! [In a multiplayer game, Narrator will then tell you...] - Attention: Wait until the other player's events end. [You must now run from the approaching wall of flame. If the flames catch you...] You - It's hot... I'm losing consciousness... [The flames will push you all the way into the next room where...] Garon on Portaphone - Idiots! That was a once in a lifetime scene! What's the use of getting wrapped in flames!? Work with me people! Act with some grace under pressure courage for me! [However, if you escape from the flames you reach the next room where...] Garon on Portaphone - ... ... ... ...[NAME]! Hey, you okay? What intensity! I've never seen a flame burn so bright! Going for it all while escaping perils. It's a action adventure movie! We shot a nice scene! Keep up that kind of acting and hang in there! [Whether or not you escaped the flames, Garon then tells you...] - ...Yeah? Can you see it from there? [You are shown a door that is blocked by boulders and an electrical energy field] - That's the "Door of No Return"!? Nice. You did a great job making it this far! Our goal, the "Shiva Stone" lays in wait just ahead... [NAME]! Open it! There's no time for resting. Here's my next command. [The camera sweeps around the room that you're in, revealing three computer terminals] - You must pass three trials to open the "Door of No Return"!! The road to the gem will be open to he who passes the trials. Look carefully in this room! Several transporters connect to rooms where the trails await. The trial you challenge depends on your decision! Well, get up your courage and take on the trials! Blue Computer Terminal - Listen to the "Jet Black Room" explanation? [You have two choices. "Listen to the explanation." or "Don't listen." If you choose "Don't listen.", you will stop looking at the terminal. If you choose "Listen to the explanation."...] - A test to advance through a pitch black room. Somewhere in this stage is a computer to break the seal. Find the computer within the time limit and restart it to clear. Transport into the "Jet Black Room" using this device. If you're ready, please stand on each switch. [There are 4 switches. Once everyone in the party stands on a switch... you are transported into the Jet Black Room] Garon on Portaphone - Is this the "Jet Black Room"? Your group's unity will be put to a test in this trial. Listen up! Cooperate to reach the switch to break the seal! Narrator - Reach the computer within the time limit to break the seal! You can give directions with the monitor! [If this is a multiplayer game, Narrator will then tell you...] - Attention: Wait until the other player's events end. [A timer with 0'09"59 on it will appear at the top of the screen] [There are three monitors throughout the Jet Black Room. They are identical in function] Jet Black Room Monitor - Welcome to Area City. [You are given four choices. "Quit", "Block 1", "Block 2", and "Block 3". "Quit" causes you to stop looking at the monitor. If you choose one of the Blocks, you will then be shown an image of that block. After viewing a Block...] - Change the monitor? [You are given four choices. "End Monitor", "Block 1", "Block 2", and "Block 3". "End Monitor" causes you to stop looking at the monitor. Or once again you can look at one of the three Blocks] [You must progress through the three Blocks and find the computer to escape from the Jet Black Room. If you fail to find the computer before time runs out, you are transported to the exit from the room, which has a warp that leads back to the 'three trials' room and...] Garon on Portaphone - You idiot! What were you thinking? I didn't call lunch yet. You can't break through the test without uniting together! Decide roles, confirm positions and advance. That's how it works! Hang in there so we can shoot a great scene! [If you find the computer, however...] Jet Black Room Computer - Break the seal? [Two choices. "Break the seal!" or "Don't break the seal.". "Don't break the seal." makes you stop looking at the computer. If you choose "Break the seal!", you are shown the Blue Computer Terminal...] Narrator - The seal on the "Jet Black Room" has been broken! [The camera then returns to your normal character view] Garon on Portaphone - The fear of the darkness isn't because you can't see anything. The fear is from the phantoms created in the darkness of your heart. Conquering the darkness means conquering your heart... Nicely done! You've got real talent! Keep up this intensity and hang in there! [Take the warp to return to the three trials room] Yellow Computer Terminal - Listen to the "Optical Illusion Room" explanation? [Again, two choices of "Listen to the explanation." or "Don't listen.". If you choose "Don't listen.", you'll stop looking at the terminal. If you choose "Listen to the explanation.", however...] - A battle test with free use of your field of vision obscured. Moving to the edge of the monitor ends in failure. Watch out. Annihilate all the enemies in the "Optical Illusion Room" to clear. Transport into the "Optical Illusion Room" using this device. If you're ready, please stand on each switch. [When everyone stands on a switch, you are all transported to the Optical Illusion Room, where your point of view is seen through a panning camera view of the room] Garon on Portaphone - Here it is! The entrance to the spirit world "Optical Illusion Room" Unseen foes are out for your lives in this room. Try not to stray far from the center of the camera when fighting! You'll lose your soul if you go outside the middle of the screen. Narrator - Fight in the middle until all foes are annihilated! An alarm will sound when you stray from the center! [If this is a multiplayer game, Narrator will then tell you...] - Attention: Wait until the other player's events end. [You must now defeat enemies while running from one side of the room to the other, following the panning camera view. If you block an enemy attack while you are not in the camera's view, you are transported into the next room and...] Garon on Portaphone - You idiot! What are you doing?! If you were relaxed, you'd notice the routine camera movement! Even if you stray off the screen, you're giving up too soon! Don't fail the test until parrying the enemy attack. Remember this! Hang in there so we can shoot a great scene! [If you defeat all of the enemies, you are shown the Yellow Computer Terminal...] Narrator - The seal on the "Optical Illusion Room" has been broken! [Back to your party] Garon on Portaphone - By changing the point of view, something different comes into view. I'm a bit interested in more than making money on this filming! What exactly did you see on this test? Nicely done! The acting was superb! Keep up this intensity and hang in there! [You can now use a warp to return to the three trials room] Green Computer Terminal - Listen to the "Lava-Hot Room" explanation? [You are given two choices. "Listen to the explanation." or "Don't listen." "Don't listen." makes you stop looking at the terminal. If you choose "Listen to the explanation"...] - The test is to escape from a closed room. Look for an exit while avoiding the lava flow. Exit the "Lava-Hot Room" before being buried alive in lava to clear. Transport into the "Lava-Hot Room" using this device. If you're ready, please stand on each switch. [When everyone in the party stands on a switch... you are all transported into a small room lined with flames!] Garon on Portaphone - Hey! We've been locked in this room! This must be the "Lava-Hot Room". This can't be! We've gotta escape from this room! We'll be buried in lava if we don't get a move on! Find a way out and and save our lives! Narrator - Escape without touching the lava! The lava will keep pressing near you! [If this is a multiplayer game...] - Attention: Wait until the other player's events end. [You must now break through several boulders in order to escape the approaching flames and lava. If you are engulfed by the inferno...] Garon on Portaphone - You idiot! What are you doing?! Concentrate on destroying the rocks! If you can't advance, try using an attack technique! There's no mistaking it... Cooperation is the best solution. Hang in there so we can shoot a great scene! [If you break through the boulders and escape, you are shown the Green Computer Terminal...] Narrator - The seal on the "Lava-Hot Room" has been broken! [Back to your party] Garon on Portaphone - The fear, the flames, the lava... Decision making abilities are lowered. In this type of scene one's ugly essense is exposed. [NAME], you're fine, right? You said it. You cleared this test superbly! Nicely done! Keep up this intensity and hang in there! [You are transported back into the three trials room] [After attempting all three trials, as you approach the "Door of No Return"...] Garon on Portaphone - Now, all three trials have been completed. Try searching that closed door! [The electrical energy field on the "Door of No Return" is now gone. There are 4 switches in front of the "Door of No Return". When everyone stands on a switch... the boulders blocking your way are destroyed!] Narrator - The door seal has been broken! Garon on Portaphone - ... ... ... The door has opened at last! According to my data it is written here that... He who pass through this door will never be able to return. What waits beyond here...hope or failure? No matter...press ahead! It's a straight shot to finding the treasure. Live tough and seek out the treasure! It's up to all of you!! [Advance through the Door of No Return! Through the door is a small room with 4 switches in it. Once everyone stands on a switch... you are all transported to RUINS 2!] Garon on Portaphone - Don't let up! Anything can happen! What a creepy place... [NAME]! Can you sense something? I don't deal with fear well. Not at all in fact. Don't space out on me. Hurry and collect the treasure! ... ... Huh? [NAME]! H...hey! Can... you... he...ar... me? The electro... mag... netic waves are bad! H...hurry... Br... "Shiva Stone" ... ... ... ... ... [A ghost appears before you!] Ghost - ... ... ... Thou who seeks the gem... Walk the path towards the entrance to Hades... [The ghost vanishes!] [If this is a multiplayer game, Narrator will then tell you...] Narrator - Attention: Wait until the other player's events end. [A timer with 0'6"29 on it appears at the top of the screen] [As you venture forth into RUINS 2... you hear the voices of ghosts!] Ghosts - We too once had the same ambition as thou... Pay for your stupidity! Just like we did... [You will now be attacked by ghosts every few seconds! If you do not stand still when they appear, they will surround you and...] Ghosts - We were foolish robbers trying to plunder treasure... Such is the reward for ignoring our advice... [The ghosts will transport you back to the previous room and take 10 seconds away from the timer! If the timer runs out, you are surrounded by four ghosts and...] Ghosts - What are you afraid of now? ...Death and yet without dying... ...Pay for your sins amid eternity... [The quest ends!] [Before the timer runs out, you much reach a small room with four switches in it. There is something shining on the other side of a laser barrier in this room... could it be?! Once one player stands on one switch, there is an earthquake, and the ghosts vanish! When all players stand on switches... the laser barrier is lowered! The camera zooms in on the object shining on the floor and...] Narrator - Got "Shiva Stone"! [Suddenly and conveniently, Garon's Portaphone starts working again] Garon on Portaphone - ... ... ... [NAME]... ...[NAME]! Can you hear me? It's me, Garon. Wh, wh, what!!! That's undoubtedly the "Shiva Stone"!! I thought it was just a rumor, a wives tale, a myth... Return before the ghosts catch you! It's too late once they've got you!! A transport device in is front of you. Take the gem and get back here! [A transporter appears in front of you. Another earthquake shakes the room!] - Told you! No doubt this is the rage of ghosts who sought treasure! Hu...hurry. Get on that...transport device... Take refuge! I'm waiting for you... Quest Board - "Shiva Stone" - A gem of mysterious powers lies buried beneath Ragol. Long ago hunters who heard the rumor tried to gain this treasure. "Shiva Stone" silently shimmers seeing through your heart. [There is a third earthquake as you run for the transporter!] [If you are playing a one player game, take the transporter to return to Pioneer 2. If it's a multiplayer game, the fun just got started. In a multiplayer game, the transporter fails. Instead of you being teleported back to Pioneer 2, there is another earthquake, and a ghost appears in the room with you!] Ghost - ... ... We won't let you escape... You foolish robbers with hearts stained with greed... Neither living nor dying, just passing amid mischief... Thou shalt know the weight of thy sins... Narrator - WARNING!!! Don't get caught by the ghosts! Find an exit! An alarm sounds when the ghosts draw near. Be careful! Attention: Wait until the other player's events end. [You must all now run from the persuing ghost! If anyone is captured, that person will be taken to a room full of boulders and poison from which there is no escape!...] Ghosts - This is the borderline between Hades and reality... Thou is at the gates of hell... Death along with life to us! ... ... ... Narrator - Stop the poison mist! Wait on other members to help! [If your friends escape, they can choose to either go back and rescue you or leave you for dead! If your friends leave you behind, the camera changes to show you your executioner... one of the ghosts!] Ghost - It seems the people coming to help have gone. There's nothing to pity... There's nothing to fear... ...Pay for your sins amid eternity... [The quest ends!] [If the entire party is captured by the ghosts...] Ghosts - What are you afraid of now? ...Death and yet without dying... ...Pay for your sins amid eternity... [The quest ends!] [While avoiding the ghost, you must find the exit from the dungeon! You will find a doorway lined with blue flame. Once you run through the doorway...] Ghosts - Think you can escape? Souls must dwell in souls... There, is their dwelling place... ...[NAME]... ... Try and escape if you think you can... [You find yourself in the large central room of RUINS 2. There is a laser fence blocking your way, and once again, four switches on the ground. Once every remaining party member steps on a switch...] Ghosts - Ge, ge, get. Ou, ou, out... [A huge wall of blue, ghostly flames appears behind you!!] Narrator - Advance without being caught up in the ghosts! Keep fleeing until they stop following! Attention: Wait until the other player's events end. [Run from the ghosts!! Many obstacles are in your way... You must reach the warp and escape from this room! If you are captured, the same things happen as when you are captured while running from the one ghost] [If you reach the warp and escape, but other party members were captured...] Garon on Portaphone - ... ... ... ...You okay? ...[NAME]! ...Can you hear me? You seem to be OK. Unfortunately, some of your party was taken away by the ghosts. If I put things back, my greed would be the cause of the situation. More than that! My powers are of no use. Hurry back to Pioneer 2 and ask for a rescue team. Beyond this room is a transport device to return to Pioneer 2. Move ahead... if you can return, you can request a rescue team. Beyond the right side door is... a warp device connecting to somewhere in this area If you go there... There's a possibility you might find your friends! But... It's only a possibility. Hurry and get back home! [You are given two choices. "Return to Pioneer2." and "Search for friends.". If you choose "Return to Pioneer2."...] - ...Any...way Hurry to Pioneer 2... Return home!... ...I'll...be...waiting! Narrator - Garon's communication appears to have been cut off... [Return to Pioneer 2 via warp in the next room to the west. The rest of the quest continues exactly as it does in a one player game] Garon - Oh, you made it back safe and sound. I was worried when our communication was cut off! The shooting was cancelled at the best part... Is the extent of my request just that gem you brought?! Well then, show me the "Shiva Stone"! ... ... ... Narrator - Handed the "Shiva Stone" to Garon. Garon - This is the phantom gem! The "Shiva Stone"?! After all, the luster of those jewels is different from others! Nicely done! You'll be rich now! Bring it here after picking up your reward at the guild. So shall we go sell my gem for a big price?! Wha-ha-ha! I asked you to get me out of a jam again, [NAME]!! [Garon runs off with the Shiva Stone! The music changes to the "good ending" theme] [If you choose "Search for friends."...] - Someone among you wants to search for your friends! ...Any...way Hurry to... Pioneer 2... Return home!... ...I'll...be...waiting! [You must now find the other party members who were captured by the ghosts. When you find where they have been imprisoned, you will see that the exit from the prison is blocked by boulders... Narrator - The voices of friends can be heard fromover there... [You are given two choices, "Leave the treasure." and "Don't leave the treasure and depart.". If you "Don't leave the treasure and depart.", you will not rescue your friends. If you choose "Leave the treasure."... the Shiva Stone is placed at the base of the boulders. Energy floods into the Shiva Stone... and it explodes! The boulders are destroyed! Now you and your friends can escape. When you find the exit to the dungeon, there is a door with 4 switches in front of it. Have everyone stand on a switch and then... a shining stone will fall from the ceiling!] Ghosts - ... ... ... The trials are over... We are the possessors of the true "Stone" Thou shalt take this with you ... For all your friendship... Offered unto you... [Run over to the stone and pick it up!] Narrator - Got "Fragment of Friendship"! Quest Board - "Fragment of Friendship" - Proof of your lovely soul recognized by the "Shiva Stone" guardians. Maybe those dying and then living praised your friendship and remained. Bright light radiates from the fragment of friendship. [You can now return to Pioneer 2...] Garon - Whoh, you made it back alive! I was worried when our communication was cut off! The shooting was cancelled at the best part... Is the extent of my request just that gem you brought?! Now, show me the "Shiva Stone"! ... ... ... W-w-what!!!! You used the "Shiva Stone"!? [Garon growls!] How could you use it... My dream is... ... ... ... You used it to help your friends. Guess it can't be helped. Your reward is at the guild so take it there. There's no refund. [The "good ending" music begins to play. Talk with Garon again...] - I was hoping to make a killing. This is bad for business. What a loss... [But if the entire party was able to escape from the ghosts...] Garon on Portaphone - Can you hear me? [NAME]! You are all safe. I was so frightened watching here! If I put things back, my greed would be the cause of this situation. Hey, don't get angry! You knew the treasure was the "Shiva Stone". And the rumors and hearsay concerning the stone. I realized this. Do you know how hard it was to obtain this stone? Assenting to the danger... I thought it was impossible for me to do it alone. I got data on the "Shiva Stone", found a way to get it and hired you. With superior hunters, I thought my chance to get the treasure had come. But more importantly! It might not just be the ghosts attacking again! A transport device to Pioneer 2 is on this area, beyond the left door. Hurry back to Pioneer 2 and let me confirm they are OK! [There are 4 switches. Have every party member stand on a switch to open the door to the transporter. If and only if you have PASSED EVERY TRIAL in the CAVE 3 part of this quest... a shining stone will fall from the ceiling!] Ghosts - ... ... ... The trials are over... We are the possessors of the true "Stone" Thou shalt take this with you ... For all your abilities... For all your courage... For all your friendship... Offered unto you... [Go and pick up the stone!] Narrator - Got "???? Stone"! Quest Board - "???? Stone" - Impossible to analyze. An appraisal might tell you something. [Return to Pioneer 2 and take the ???? Stone to the Tekker!] Tekker - Examine your enigmatic items! I'm the town appraiser. What item... shall I inspect? Hmm! That stone you have! Could it be... Could you possibly show that to me? [Two choices. "???? Stone" and "Don't hand it over." If you select "Don't hand it over."...] - ...Oh, sorry to hear that. Come back again when you want to have something appraised. [But if you choose "???? Stone"...] - This is rare... Examining precious items is a providence of the job. I'll take responsibility for appraising the item. ... ... ... Hmph!!! ... ... ... [Screen fades to black, then fades back in. The "Victory" fanfare plays] - ... ... ... I have appraised the item!! It is a mineral not supposed to exist on our planet... According to my memory this was called a "Rakonia Stone". With no smelting know-how this mineral never made it in our civilization. I don't believe there are many high priced buyers for this. Hmph?! Ah-ha! I had a friend who was looking for this rock. Don't know where she is but you're bound to run into her on your quests. That's all I know. Thanks for letting me appraise this precious item. You'll have to keep the item safe until you bump into that person. Come back again when you want to have something appraised. - Were you able to meet that woman I mentioned? I'll pray for luck to open the door for you. Quest Board - "Rakonia Stone" - There doesn't seem to be a use for it like this. And there are no means to smelt this stone on Pioneer 2. Maybe you can learn how to use it if you find the woman who knows how. [Now go talk with Garon] Narrator - Handed the "Shiva Stone" to Garon. Garon - This is the phantom gem! The "Shiva Stone"?! After all, the luster of those jewels is different from others! Nicely done! You'll be rich now! Bring it here after picking up your reward at the guild. Huh? [NAME] it seems like you have one more stone! What's that stone? ... ... ... It doesn't appear to have any real value. Then, take this as your reward too. So shall we go sell my gem for a big price?! Wha-ha-ha! I asked you to get me out of a jam again, [NAME]!! [Garon runs off with the Shiva Stone! The music changes to the "good ending" theme] [If you got one of the endings in which you gave the Shiva Stone to Garon, he ran off with it but was stopped by the two soldiers outside the Hunter's Guild. Serves him right!] Soldier in Blue - The police suspects that man of possessing the secret files. How long do you plan to keep watching! No way... Are you friends with him? Listen here! Anyone who doesn't want to be suspected head this way! Garon - Hey! What perfect timing!! Do something to explain this to them! At this rate, my "Shiva Stone" will be taken away!! ... ... ... Huh... That could happen... Soldier in Red - This mineral ore was mined under the initiative of the lab... Even for us, the operation carried extreme difficulties. So how can civilians like you expect to do it? ... ... ... [Go talk to the Hunter's Guild Woman to end the quest] Narrator - Got 5000 Meseta. [The quest ends.]
Personally, I don't agree with this plan. Even though it's for research, we shouldn't kill animals for data.
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