===================================================== Download Quest: Soul of Steel ===================================================== Rescue Ult! Client: Montague Quest: Please! Can you help me find my darling android that I crafted with my own two hands? Reward: ??? Meseta Montague - Heh heh heh. [NAME], so you're the one who decided to take this quest, right? I am Jean Carlo Montague. Heh heh heh. I'm very glad. It was difficult to find someone who'd take this quest. I'm in something of a rush, you see... Heh heh heh. Elenor - [NAME], I'm Elenor. [The following dialogue only happens if you have completed the offline quest "Doc's Secret Plan."] Elenor - Umm, Do you remember me? Montague - Of course we remember you, Elenor. It's been a while, eh, [NAME]? I have to ask you for another favor. [And the rest of the conversation is the same whether or not you have completed "Doc's Secret Plan."] Montague - What I need to ask you is, well, what we want you to do is, to put it simply, go find Elenor's sister. Elenor - Yes, please find my sister! She was kidnapped by some strangers. Montague - What kind of awful people would stoop to kidnapping? Her name is Ult. Heh. I will give you more details later. For now, we want you, [NAME], to go underground with us. There might be some trouble maker on the way. We're counting on you. Heh heh heh. [Montague and Elenor join your party.] Guild Girl near door - Right now, underneath Ragol... Military unit "WORKS" has an operation underway. According to the agreement reached by the military and the hunters... Only authorized personnel are allowed to enter the operation area. Also, a military tribunal has sole jurisdiction over any disputes. Hunters don't even have the right to speak in their own defense. The Hunter's Guild cannot protect you from the military. So please be careful. [As you, Montague, and Elenor leave the Hunter's Guild, a man named Sakon notices you.] Sakon - !? (Strange hat, and that pink android...) (That's...) Hey, you! Where do you think you're going? Come here! [Your group approaches Sakon, who is standing outside the Hunter's Guild.] Sakon - !!! Hey, you! You aren't thinking about going down to Ragol, are you? Hey! It's you! I know who you are. Montague - ... Hmm. Sorry, but I've never seen you before. Sakon - Ha ha ha! Don't try to fool me! Do you know what we have to go through because of you? Oh, well. Right now, underneath Ragol, the Galactic Mobile Infantry 32nd Squadron, WORKS, has an import operation underway. That's why most of the areas on Ragol have been restricted! There're rumors that some people aren't obeying our edict, but... [Sakon takes a step toward Montague and glares at him] If you make any stupid moves, I'll be forced to hurt you. So keep that in mind. Montague - ([NAME], Elenor, there's something fishy about this guy.) Umm... Are you sure you don't need my brain to help you with that operation? Or are you just being arrogant because you have Ult? Sakon - ? I... I don't know what you're talking about, but... This is a very important operation for WORKS. I strongly recommend that you don't interfere. Umm... It's just that, You know. Elenor - Please give us back my sister!! And please don't hurt her! Sakon - !! [Sakon steps toward Elenor] Listen, little android girl. I don't know nothing about your sister. And beside, we're not doing anything to hurt anyone. You got it? [Sakon turns around and takes a step away from your group] How do you even know that she was kidnapped? She might have decided to walk away on her own. OK? Now, if you want to ask more questions, go talk to the Doctor, OK? [Sakon turns to face your group] Allright, this is your final warning! Don't do anything stupid! If you ever enter a restricted operation area... No matter what kind of excuse you may have, WORKS will eliminate you. So don't make me do something that you'll regret. [Sakon looks at you] Hey, you, [CLASS], you too! Ha ha ha ha. [Sakon leaves] Montague - Hmm... [NAME], did he scare you? Don't worry about it. If this was the old WORKS, things would be different. But the soldiers now are nothing. All their best men were lost aboard Pioneer 1. Heh heh heh. [At this point, you are able to beam down to MINE 2 along with Montague and Elenor. However, if you have completed the quest "Doc's Secret Plan", Montague leaves you and heads for the Transporter alone, prompting Elenor to speak with you privately.] Elenor - [NAME]. Ah... I have a favor to ask you. I, I must rescue my sister! I will do whatever it takes! But, I just don't know where to begin. I know I can't do this all by myself. ... Umm... Can you wait here? [Elenor turns her back to you, then faces you again] ... Can you keep this? [Elenor steps forward and gives you something] Narrator - Received "Mag cell"! Elenor - This is a baby Mag. It's very precious to me. My sister has an identical one. What? Oh, why did I...? I don't really know why. I just thought it would be able to help you... Rescue my sister. Please. And please take care of my Mag. ... Montague - Hey! Elenor! Elenor - ! Y, yes! I'm coming! Quest Board - "Mag Cell" - Mag Cell received from Elenor. [Elenor joins Montague by the Transporter. Now you can either proceed to Ragol or go speak with the Nurse who walks around in the Hospital.] Nurse - Busy, busy. People seem to be getting hurt all the time around here. It's OK as long as it's only minor injuries, though. [But if you have the "Accessories" from the Love Check in "Towards the Future" in your inventory...] Nurse - ...! Hey, you! W, wait! That "Accessory"! I can't believe it! That's the "Coral Ring" everybody is dying to get! ... I want one so bad. ... Umm. Would you consider trading your "Accessory"... for my "Bag"? This "Bag" is only given to Medical Center staff. It's pretty valuable. What do you think? It's not a bad deal! Narrator - Exchange "Accessory" for "Bag"? [You have two choices, "Yes" and "No". They are mixed up, however, and "Yes" means "No" while "No" means "Yes."] [If you answer "Yes"...] Nurse - ... Hmm. OK. That's too bad. Oh well. It was worth a try! [If you answer "No"....] Nurse - Are you sure? Ha ha ha. I can't believe someone like you would own such a precious thing. Was this a gift from someone? Oh, well, it doesn't matter. Here is the bag. My boss will be very mad if he finds out. So don't tell anyone. Narrator - Received "Marina's Bag"! Nurse - Ha ha ha. It's a secret! [If you join Montague and Elenor at the Transporter...] Montague - Heh heh. Thanks. I've never been good at dealing with soldiers. They're all such total morons. You can never reason with them. Well, anyway, here's some information for you. As we suspected, there's something very wrong going on. WORKS is a special forces unit within the military. They're sneaky. They often have ulterior motives, so we should go after them first. ... Heh heh. She's such an innocent girl. Oh, never mind... Heh. [You, Montague, and Elenor transport down to MINE 2. Montague is armed with a C-Bringer's Rifle while Elenor has a Level 2 (blue photon) Rifle.] [After you defeat a horde of machines in the first room after the transport...] Montague - Hey, Elenor, do you feel like we're closer to Ult now? Elenor - Ah, hmm... Sorry, I don't know yet. Montague - Oh well, let's move on then. I really don't want to go. Soldiers make me nervous. How do we get into that WORKS-controlled area, anyway? I just don't know how we'll be able to. Hmm... [The next section is made up of three rooms. The western room has a large computer in it. The central room has a northern exit that is being guarded by a man named Ukon. The eastern room has a small computer in it.] [If you examine the computer in the western room...] Narrator - Support Target M-01 UL is being displayed. The computer is locked... [If you examine the computer in the eastern room...] Narrator - There's a computer. It seems to be a transmission terminal for WORKS. [If you speak with the guard...] Ukon - Hey you! What are you doing there? This area is restricted to the Galactic Mobile Infantry, 32nd Squadron, WORKS. Notification has been sent out to all hunters. What? You still want to go beyond this point? Go elsewhere for you monsters or treasure! This is no place for that. You still want to proceed? [You can now choose "OK, I'll go home." or "Yes! I want to!"] [If you choose "OK, I'll go home."...] Ukon - All right, so you understand? Now go. [If you choose "Yes! I want to!", Montague leaves the party and...] Ukon - Do you know what WORKS is? Do you think we'll just let you walk right in? Do you know how easy it is for us to erase your hunter registration? We could make it so you'd never be able to set foot on Ragol again! Now go back to where you came from before I get really mad! [Go to the eastern room to find Montague looking at the computer] Montague - A military transmission terminal... Hmm. I think we can use this. I think we can use this to distract that soldier. Let's see here... [Montague steps up to the computer, screen fades to black and fades back in] OK, we're set. [Montague faces you] Hee hee... Now we need to wait some place a little further off. Let's hide in the next block where the soldier won't be able to see us. Hee hee... [Montague rejoins your group. As you are about to enter the western room...] Montague - He he he... We'll be safe here. ... The area that we're about to enter is controlled by WORKS. Once we enter, we can't go back out. If we return back to Pioneer 2 before our task is done... We won't be able to enter this place again. But that's not a problem. I'm sure we'll find Ult. Hey, it's almost time. [An alarm sounds. The scene cuts to Ukon] Ukon - What's that sound? ... I think it's coming from the block over there. By the terminal... I should go check. Montague - OK, let's go. Let's get through the gate before that soldier comes back! [If Ukon catches you] Ukon - Hey you! How did you get in here? You're disturbing the operation. I don't want to see your face again! [You, Montague and Elenor return to the beginning of MINE 2] [If you get past Ukon, you find yourself in a room with another big computer. If you have not completed "Doc's Secret Plan", this computer gives you the same message as the one in the western room. If you HAVE completed "Doc's Secret Plan", however...] Montague - Hmm. That looks like interesting data. It could be useful... Do you mind if I take a look? [Fade to black, fade back in with Montague standing at the computer] Montague - Hmm... Very interesting. [Montague faces you] Hmm? What was it about? Well, this doesn't apply to us right now, but... Well, I'll try to explain briefly. First of all... This underground facility was being accessed by 3 automatic computers. Each one kept an eye on the others, and maintained balance. Secondly, the AI names of these computers were... Calus Vol Opt Olga Third, access logs show that the first 2 were located in this facility, But the last one, Olga, has no logs after that huge explosion occured. We can't trace it back from here, either. I believe that the route was actually closed from the other side. ? So what, you say? Well, from what can be speculated from this data... The Olga was never here, and a similar lab existed somewhere else. You see... If that's the case, then some kind of transport would be needed. You follow? Even if there is another facility just like this, Where would it be? And why was it needed? You see, I can speculate a great deal from this data. But then, this is all just speculation. Heh. Elenor - I don't quite understand. Montague - Heh. Well, as I said, it doesn't really apply to us directly. Narrator - I think the Mag moved Quest Board - "Mag Cell" - It seems like the Mag Cell is getting bigger. [Montague and Elenor remain by the computer as you continue the search for Ult.] [As you search, there is an earthquake. Montague and Elenor move to a new room during this earthquake. If you go to find them, you see the following cut scene...] Elenor - Uh, Doctor? Can I ask you a question? Montague - What is it? Elenor - Almost every Hunter I've seen has a Mag. How come I don't have one? Montague - Oh. Hmm. I thought I told you this before... You're carrying a baby Mag inside your body. And that Mag is a very important Mag, Elenor. It could possibly change the world as we know it. But it can also be very dangerous, so you need to be careful. So it's your job to keep this baby safe. Do you understand? That's why I won't let you have another Mag. It could harm your baby. This goes for both you and your sister Ult. Elenor - Um. Ah... Um. Montague - You didn't... lose it, did you? Elenor - !!! (Actually, I... ... to [NAME].) ... No, I haven't! Montague - Good. Unless you disconnect the link, it cannot detach itself from you. Don't scare me like that. Heh heh. Narrator - I think the Mag moved Quest Board - "Mag Cell" - The Mag Cell shows signs of movement. [If you join Montague and Elenor in this room, instead of just eavesdropping on them...] Montague - Heh heh. Hmm... [NAME]! Can you search this area a little more? I'm counting on you. Elenor - !!! Don't scare me like that. [NAME]... Were you able to find Ult? Unfortunately, she's not here. [Or, if you have not completed "Doc's Secret Plan", Montague and Elenor are still in the party, and you must examine the computer found in the next block. When you do so...] Montague - Heh. It's really exciting to see such a precise machine. [NAME]! We're counting on you to find Ult! Start searching this area. Elenor - Doctor... Why don't we go look for my sister? Montague - Heh. What are you talking about? We need to gather information. Let's see. What can we find? Ha ha ha. [Then you are left to go look for Ult by yourself] [When you approach a locked door, you see what appears to be a telepipe, and then, Ult appears in a pulse of blue light. Ult is a red RAcaseal armed with a C-Bringer's Rifle.] Ult - Who's there? Elenor? Is it the Doctor? No... I will decide my own destination. No one can stop me. [Ult turns away from you and the locked door opens] Someone is calling me. I must go. It won't do you any good to follow me. I will... I will go to her. Narrator - Mission! Don't lose sight of Ult! [Ult begins to walk away from you. You must follow her without getting too far away] [If you get too far from Ult...] Narrator - You lost Ult... Mission failed! [You are then placed back where the mission started. Montague and Elenor are there.] Montague - Have you found Ult yet? Elenor - Doctor... I still can't sense Ult yet... Montague - I see... There's nothing we can do now, [NAME]! If you stray too far, then you'll lose her. Be careful! Elenor - Doctor! Ult! Montague - !!! [NAME], it's Ult! Be more careful not to lose her again! We'll be right behind you. We're counting on you! Ult - Huh? Who is calling me? Who? [At this point the mission starts over again. This keeps happening until you successfully keep up with Ult.] [If you keep up with Ult until she stops...] Narrator - Don't lose sight of Ult! Mission Accomplished! [Ult glows blue and teleports herself through a locked door. You hit the switch to open the door and follow her into the next room.] Ult - You're still following me? Huh? Who's that? Doctor? Elenor? Montague - Ult! Elenor - Ult! Montague - He he he... Ult! It was you! I'm glad I followed you. Ult? Ult! Don't you recognize me? I can't believe you went and followed those soldiers. What's wrong with you? This isn't at all like you! Ult - Don't come here! I can't... Calling me... Someone is calling me. From the edge... I... [Ult begins to glow with blue light again] Montague - Hmm... Ult isn't acting normal! Elenor! Stop her! Elenor - Huh? Y, yes. [Ult vanishes] Elenor - !? Ah, uh, Ult? Montague - She disappeared... What an amazing phenomenon. She seems to be reacting to something. I'm sensing something strange about the Photons in this area. Maybe it's the abnormal Photons? ... WORKS... Ha ha ha. Interesting. Very interesting, indeed. [As you are about to advance into the next room...] Montague - Hmm... The security seems to be much tighter here. When we advance, we need to be careful. Soldiers and security androids are everywhere. If you get too close, they'll detect us. We need to be very careful. It's not a good idea to travel as a group here. [NAME]! Will you go first? We'll hide here for now. We'll try to remain undiscovered. Narrator - Mission! Advance without being caught by the military androids. [The next four rooms are each being guarded by two robots, Type:O and Type:W. As you advance from room to room, Type:O and Type:W also advance to the next room.] [If you are caught by Type:O...] Narrator - You got caught! Mission failed! Type:O - Intruder detected. According to WORKS Regulation R254... Intruder will be... Eliminated. [Quest restarts from the beginning] [If you are caught by Type:W...] Narrator - You got caught! Mission failed! Type:W - Intruder detected. According to WORKS Regulation R254... Intruder... Eliminate. [Quest restarts from the beginning] [If you make it past the four rooms, you'll find Ult standing in a room by herself.] Narrator - Elude the military androids. Mission successful! [Montague and Elenor run into the room from behind you] Elenor - [NAME], and... Ult is there, too! Montague - Ha ha ha. Ult! I'll never let you out of my sight again. My power of deduction are telling me... It's too dangerous for you to be here any longer. I don't really care about what the military does, just as long as they don't hurt you! Now come, Ult! Elenor - Ult! Let's go home now! Ult - Don't tell me what to do! I want... I want to be free... (I want to evolve) Stuck inside a capsule... (underneath the ground) I'm sick of it all... Montague - Ult! Don't go! !!! Wait, Ult! I can't let her go like this. Can you keep up? Let's go, Elenor! Elenor - Oh, y, yes. I'm OK. Doctor, I will help you! [Montague and Elenor chase after Ult, who goes through the door on the far side of the room. As you go to follow them...] Sakon - Aha! I've finally found you! Now don't move... [Sakon, Type:O, and Type:W have entered the room from the door you came through. Sakon has the Orochi Agito in his hand] Sakon - How did you get in here? I'll give you credit for getting this far. But your luck has just run out. You worthless hunters... Ain't got no respect! I'll take care of the doctor later. First, I'll take care of you. I will teach you a lesson for messing with WORKS! [Earthquake] Sakon - ??? What? What's happening? Could our operation have caused this? We didn't predict anything like this. Oh no! Type:O - Sensors have detected enemies! Estimating a large number of creatures. Type:W - Distance 300... 200... 100... Danger Danger Danger... Type:O - Upgrading to Mode D. Eliminate intruders! Type:W - Eliminate... Sakon - It can't be! This whole area should be under the control of WORKS. But why are they... Is it due to the abnormal Photons effect that the doctor predicted? If that's the case, then I shall destroy everything! Be prepared! I will show you what the military can do! Say your last prayer, and prepare to die! [Four Gillchic(h)s appear in the room. Sakon, Type:O, and Type:W concentrate on attacking you, while the Gillchic(h)s randomly attack any of the four of you.] [Once the Gillchic(h)s, Sakon, Type:O, and Type:W are all defeated...] Sakon - The power of WORKS... Is this... It? ... I won't. I won't be able to face the commander like this. Ugh... I'll never let scum like you disrupt this noble operation. I won't let you get away with this. Ha ha ha ha. I'll blow us all apart! (Mark my works, this operation will succeed. Nothing can stop it!) Loudspeaker - Warning: Emergency! Ruins WORKS Terminal WMC. Incoming transmission from WORKS District 07 Emergency Program activated. All staff evacuate occupied District area. Relocate to a designated shelter. I repeat... This is an emergency! Narrator - Mission! Stop the Emergency Program! Go to the Ruins Computer! [An alarm begins to sound and a 20 minute timer appears onscreen] [Run to the next room. If you have completed "Doc's Secret Plan" offline, and have gotten the Mag that Elenor gave you to evolve twice already, and have told Sue your name in "Dr. Osto's Research", and followed the Sue-Bernie subplot through "Unsealed Door", "Waterfall Tears", and "Black Paper", the scene cuts to Montague, Elenor, and Sue in the next room.] Sue - Long time no see, Doc! Since our home world? Montague - Yeah, I heard that you were here. I thought you got out of this business. Sue - Well, I've got my reasons. ... You're getting involved quite a bit yourself, Dr. Montague. It seems like you're still under surveillance, too. I found your name in Dr. Osto's research from Pioneer 1. I believe it was the military's M plan... He's not only got his hands in the government but other places, too. Montague - Dr. Osto was a great scientist. It's too bad we lost such a good man! But he had a tendency to get too caught up in his research. And when he was like that, he often made very poor decisions. Sue - You too, have that same tendency. Always focusing too much on the research. Maybe I can help you put an end to your habit. Good bye, Doctor! Elenor - An attack is imminent. Should we fight back? Montague - No need, Elenor. Elenor - OK. Temporarily disarming. Sue - I wouldn't do anything like that. So about your partner, [NAME]. What is that all about? Montague - ? What are you talking about? Sue - How much does [NAME] know? Montague - Well... Heh. Elenor - [NAME] is a good person. Sue - ... Oh, well. It doesn't matter. I must agree with you. Sometimes, you don't need to know everything. Your life could be at risk if you know too much. Montague - I thought it would be good to have someone with a more... Objective point of view. Sue - ... OK, one piece of advice for you. Part of the military has been making some strange moves... It's dangerous to move around without knowing what's going on! Nothing positive will come out of it. Especially for Pioneer 2. Montague - I told them that many times, but they never listened. Sue - Why don't you talk directly with Leo Grahart? ... See you. [Sue walks into the teleport to Ruins 3.] Montague - Sue Sue - What? Montague - Osto didn't do his research here. The only facilities here are for mining and refining. That includes the ones below, too. Sue - I know. What's below here is... hell [Scene fades out and returns to your character...] Narrator I think the Mag moved. Quest Board - Elenor's Mag - Mag Cell is getting darker. [Then run into the final room of MINE 2 to find Montague and Elenor alone.] Montague - Are you all right, [NAME]? Everyone from WORKS is running around, screaming. Hmm... What?? Hmm. They sure don't go away quietly, eh? We found Ult, but... she got away again. Something really bothers me. Ult's an older model, but just like Elenor, she's completely autonomous. She shouldn't become that unstable even if someone tried to control her. Hmm. It just doesn't make sense... Wait... And, it happened to Elenor... (Ult did react to the abnormal Photons...) (And she somehow vanished, just like magic...) (It can't be...) (Why would Ult's Evolutionary Emotion Device be activated now?) Elenor - Doctor! Ult seems to have gone down from here! Montague - Good job, Elenor. Hmm... What's that? I have a bad feeling about this area. Elenor, can you collect the data for this area? Elenor - Um... Yes! Scanning... ... ... ... ... ... I can't find anything unusual. Wow! The Photon density in the air is... Rising exponentially! [Earthquake, photon energy appears in the air] Montague - !!! Hmm. I guess we don't have much time. I wanted to collect more data, but... I think we better get out of here. ... (I just hope that operation will fail.) Oh, nothing. We're going to go down now, so come with us as soon as you can. [The screen fades to black, and when it fades back in, Montague and Elenor are gone] [The warp to RUINS 3 is in front of you. When you appear in the Ruins, Montague and Elenor will rejoin your party] Montague - You made it. This is being triggered by WORKS' Self-Destruct Program. [NAME], can you find the computer? If I can get hold of it, I should be able to stop the explosion. Heh he he... Their feeble attempt to protect themselves from my intellect is a joke. They couldn't outwit me if they put all their brains together. Heh. [If you fail to find the computer before the 20 minute timer runs out... there is an earthquake followed by a fiery explosion that engulfs the Ruins in flame. The quest ends.] [As you explore Ruins, you are attacked by monsters. Eventually, you will come to the square room with a raised platform in the center. Montague notices something on top of the platform...] Montague - Wait, [NAME]! Sorry, but something's been bothering me. Hmm. [Montague walks toward the platform] What's that? There's a really strange looking computer over there. Hmm... This one is different from the one in the tunnel. This is from Pioneer 2's military. I can't believe them. They might as well just put up a sign saying, "Terminal Computer, HERE!" Heh heh. [There are two large boulders blocking your way to the west. You attack them each six times to destroy them, then go through the western door. You find yourself in a room with two fences blocking the way. There is also a computer here] Computer - This area is currently restricted. If you wish to enter... [Computer shows another area of the Ruins] ... unlock the gate lock at Block A20K. [You all go back to the square room, then go through the eastern door to arrive at Block A20K. This room contains a timer switch. After you defeat all of the enemies, you use the timer to temporarily shut down the fences that block your way. Past the fences are a warp which leads to the top of the raised platform, and the main computer] [The main computer has two terminals. Montague and Elenor each walk up to one of the terminals] Montague - Let's see what this thing is all about. Hmm... Aha... ... ... Ha ha ha. How's this? I guess they didn't add my intellect into their calculations. Heh heh heh. Narrator - Emergency Program has been cancelled. Stop the Emergency Program! Mission Accomplished! Montague - ... ... Hmm. There's another program hidden here. Looks like we're going to find something interesting, too. ... ... ... ... ... ... Aha! I see now. That's why it was Ult. So it means that this order wasn't given by Leo. But it must have come from someone with special plans for Elenor. There's no way they could have pulled it off with this kind of setup. But... if the program is still running around, that means... What!? [Montague and Elenor turn away from the Computers to face you] [NAME]. It looks like they had this all planned out. ... They did this jus to keep us here. I can't believe we fell for such a simple trap. First of all, this Self Destruct Program bought them some time. Their ultimate objective is to release Ult's power. The abnormal Photon levels were catalyst... It... Well, they were planning to trigger the circuit I hid inside Ult. What a simple plan! I can't believe their stupidity, though! They still won't be able to control anything! I just can't take it anymore. How could they believe that they'd ever actually control such power? That primitive equipment could never contain that kind of power! Not just this area, but the whole infrastructure of Ragol would... Phew... Anyway, we don't have much time. Let's go get Ult! I believe that is our best course of action for now. That WORKS! Messing with my little baby... They are going to pay for this! [The scene cuts to another part of Ruins 3. Sakon is leading Ult somewhere] Sakon - Ha ha ha. We're almost there, Ult! I must deliver you to the designated location. Then the operation will be complete! Those guys must have figured out that they've been duped, by now! We better hurry. [Photon energy appears in the air] Ult - Uh... My body. My body is heating up. I can't take this! Let me go free! [Ult begins to radiate with white light] Sakon - !! No! She's going out of control! This wasn't predicted in the simulation! How much power does this thing have? [Sakon steps toward Ult] OK, good girl. Calm down, Ult! Ult - !!! No!! Don't come any closer... [Huge amounts of photon energy appear in the air and flow into Ult's body. A fiery explosion fills the room. The scene then cuts back to you, Montague, and Elenor.] Montague - Hmm. An explosion? We're getting close, very close! No... Not Ult!? [Elenor looks off the edge of the platform] Elenor - !!! No! Ult! [Ult teleports into the room, walks through it, and goes out the door.] Elenor - Ult! Please wait! Montague - No! Ult! Don't go any further! Ult! ... OK, we've got to hurry! We must find Ult. We're not going to let WORKS get away with this. [If you look at the computers again...] Narrator - It seems like the runes are being researched. It looks like the research has been temporarily suspended. [Run to the southern part of the square shaped room. There are three doors to go through.] Elenor - ... Doctor, where did Ult go? Montague - Hmm. Let's split up and try to find her. Elenor, can you start with the hallway over there? I'm going to start looking here. [The party splits up.] Narrator - Mission! Find and capture Ult! Predict Ult's route! ...And when she stops! [If Ult walks through the area Elenor is searching...] Elenor - [NAME]! Doctor! Ult is here! Can you help her? [If Ult walks through the area Montague is searching...] Montague - Ha ha ha. [NAME]! Elenor! I found Ult! Come here, quickly! [If you find Ult...] Ult - Somebody... come and... get me... [Ult teleports to a room that has a chasm in it, which divides it into two rooms.] [When you reach Ult in the chasm room...] Montague - Ult! Elenor - Ult! [Montague and Elenor run into the chasm room from opposite sides, so the three of you together "capture" Ult.] Narrator - Find and capture Ult! Mission Accomplished! [You, Montague, and Elenor now stand facing towards Ult, who has her back to the chasm.] [The music changes from the typical Ruins music to a piano version of the first half of "Can Still See The Light", the PSO Ending Theme.] Ult - !!! Doctor? Elenor? Montague - Ha ha ha. Great timing. There's no way out. Ha ha ha. Ult! Come here! Elenor - I'm so glad that you're safe. I was worried sick! Ult - Elenor... Thank you. But, I must... Ugh! My body... (Need to get out...) My body is heating up... (Get outside...) Montague - No! Ult is fusing with the abnormal Photons... My poor baby! Idiots! WORKS, and their simplistic plans... Ult wasn't made to handle this! She's still just a prototype! She's not built to take this kind of punishment. The abnormal energy!!! Elenor. Quickly. Download Ult's data! Elenor - Doctor? !! Y, yes! I understand! Ult - ... Listen to me while I am still... Myself. Doctor, Elenor... Elenor - U, Ult... Montague - !! Elenor. Don't stop! Continue the download! Ult - I. I... I've always been inside the capsule in the lab. I want freedom... Elenor, I always envied you. I wanted to create my future with my own hands. That was my dream. Then... I received a telepathic call from Ragol. It called to me... "I want to free myself," it said. Whatever it was, it wanted the same thing I did. Because even now... [An earthquake] Ult - No. It didn't matter what the reason was. I just needed someone to prod me... But it turned out that I was only being selfish. I never knew that... I had it inside of me. It feels strange. It doesn't feel like it's part of me. It's like a creature that thirsts for fresh blood. Insane... hungry... And it was to same as that... something... I had that hunger. A hunger for freedom, to be like Elenor. My control device could not hold me back from my desire for freedom. I... I should've listened to the Doctor. I never should've come down to Ragol. ... I'm so sorry. Can you forgive me? Doctor, Elenor, and [NAME]. You came to get me. Thank you. For risking your lives for me. [An earthquake. Ult starts to glow blue.] Ult - Ugh! Ahhh!! Ahhhhhh!!!! [Another earthquake. This one continues to rumble over Ult's words.] Ult - My final request. Leave. Run away... [Ult opens a telepipe to Pioneer 2, then she teleports herself over to the other side of the chasm.] Elenor - Doctor! Montague - Elenor, it's too dangerous to stay here anymore! Emergency escape back to Pioneer 2! I'm sorry, Ult. Hang in there. [Montague walks to the pipe but sees you and Elenor do not move.] Montague - !! Come here, [NAME]! Elenor!!! [If you do not have Elenor's Mag, or if it has no evolved three times, this is what happens next..] Elenor - I can't... Take this any more! Ult! [Photons flood into Ult. There is a huge fiery explosion that engulfs several of the rooms. The screen goes dark.] Ult - Thank you. [You are transported back to Pioneer 2.] [Or, if the Mag Elenor gave you evolved three times during this quest, this is what happens next...] Elenor - Ult! [Elenor starts to glow.] Montague - Elenor! Don't do it! Elenor - No! I must rescue Ult! Ult - A. aaaahh... [Elenor teleports herself across the chasm to Ult. Ult collapses soon after.] Elenor - Ult! W, why? Montague - No... No, this can't be happening. [Elenor starts to glow. Stars float all around her. The Mag you hold for Elenor starts to glow as well.] Narrator: - Elenor's Mag Cell is reacting! [Another long earthquake.] Elenor - No! ... [A pink beam strikes Elenor.] Elenor - Uh. Montague - !? What is it, Elenor? Elenor - Doctor, there's something wrong. I've never felt like this before. ... I will... [The pink beam strikes Elenor/comes from her again, and then her pink Mag appears behind her.] Montague - "ELENOR"...! It can't be. Why is this happening now? [Alarms start going off] Elenor - SYSTEM MOTHER 01 CODE YN-0117 ACTIVATED PIONEER 2 MILITARY SUPPORT SYSTEM DETECTED Montague - Is this... Elenor - . .. ... CONNECTION COMPLETED PIONEER 2 MILITARY ANDROID SYSTEM DETECTED Montague - "MOTHER"... Elenor - . .. ... BEGIN SUPRESSION [Scene shifts to terminal near obelisk at entrance of RUINS 3.] Terminal - Number 1, 2, 3 Security Net Bypassed 30 seconds till unknown invasion program arrives at the core! Starting invasion program analysis. [Scene shifts to another terminal in RUINS 3.] Terminal - Setting up emergency dummy program at address J26. Support targeting codes are being accessed! Searching for hacking origin... [Scene shifts to the terminal Montague used to turn off self-destruct. Continuous earthquake gets louder.] Terminal - Invasion route confirmed. Access path determined. Hacking origin is... ... ... It is "MOTHER." [Back to our gang] Elenor - Uh... Ah... SUPRESSION COMPLETED CHANGING SUPPORT TARGET FROM MOTHER-00 TO MOTHER-01 Doctor. My head, my head... It's about to explode. EXECUTING SETUP PROGRAM Help me... Montague - Amazing... My work of art, Elenor. "MOTHER." Elenor - INVASION ROUTE RECEIVED FROM SYSTEM BEE ACCESSING PIONEER 2 MAIN COMPUTER SUPRESSING SECURITY SYSTEMS 08 TO 15 ARMAMENTS CONTROL SYSTEM TERMINAL BLOCK ... [NAME], I, I... Montague - He he he. Amazing, just amazing! Pure genius. I amaze myself. Ha ha ha!! [Player is given three options: Rescue Elenor, Rescue Elenor, and Rescue Elenor.] Montague - ! Sorry, [NAME]! I kind of just lost it. Elenor! !!! I see. So, the abnormal Photons were emanating from the runes! That's the reason why the prediction was so far off. I can't believe I didn't see this! It doesn't matter how it was done. We have to access... Elenor - [NAME]. Doctor. I... don't think... I... can... Run away! Please... Montague - Elenor! Are you going to blow yourself up too? Elenor - [NAME]! Montague - It started when I became involved with a military project called "MOTHER." Government officials wanted to extend their control of the military. "MOTHER" is capable of controlling anything with the latest AI program. This included anything from Mags to androids to... huge warships. Due to its sensitive nature, the project was hidden away on Ragol. I should've never gotten involved in the first place. I thought of this as nothing more than an interesting experiment. But it's different now! And Elenor isn't just another experiment to me. She's my pride and joy. I cannot live without her. This has become a personal matter, I hope you understand. That's why I can't let you get involved in this. I know that you care for her as much as I do. So I'm going to have to ask you to go back to Pioneer 2 [NAME]. I will take care of Elenor. You can count on it! [Two choices, "OK." or "No." If you say "No."...] Montague - Please try to understand! There is nothing more you can do! [Two choices, "OK." or "No." If you say "No."...] Montague - You're so stubborn! The Elenor that you see is not the same Elenor you know! I will have to force you to go back! [Two choices, "OK." or "No." If you say "No." this third time, or if you say "OK." at any point, the scene advances to here...] [Elenor glows brighter] Montague - ! Elenor! Oh, man... Jean! Is this all you can come up with? Elenor - [NAME]... Doctor... Thank you... This is good bye.... Ult... Ult said, She envied me because I was free, but... I, I was able to enjoy myself because Hee hee. I was with her. .... ... .. . Together until the end. [Elenor smiles down at Ult. Then a HUGE explosion starts from Elenor and engulfs them both. The entire screen goes white from the explosion, then fades to black. You wake up in the medical center.] [Now this part is the same whether or not Elenor's mag evolved...] You - This is the Medical Center... Feels like I've been asleep forever... Dr. Montague, Elenor, And Ult... I wonder if she's OK... Nurse (walking around) - [NAME]! I'm so glad you're awake! You've been asleep for days. We were all so worried. Oh, yeah... Someone named Elenor came to visit quite a few times. You should let her know that you're OK. You shouldn't make such a cute girl cry! - You shouldn't make such a cute girl cry! [This is what happens if Elenor's mag did not evolve...] Guild Girl near door - I have a message here from your client, Dr. Montague. I'll forward it to your BEE system, [NAME]. Oh, and... Go to the counter at the Hunter's Guild to ask for your reward. [The music changes to "After the Story 2"; the "bad ending" theme.] Quest Board - "Mail from the Doctor" - Can you hear me? OK. First, I want you to know that I will be gone before you check out of the hospital. Don't worry, Elenor is OK. And if we're lucky, Ult will be fine too. I'm not called a genius for nothing, you know. Heh heh heh. Anyway, there are few things I've got to take care of right now. There's going to be a little trouble. So I must get going. So long... ... Jean Carlo Montague. [This is one ending for the quest. However, if Elenor's Mag evolved...] [When you leave the medical center, the scene fades out to the Hunter's Guild. Sakon is here with HUmar Ash and FOmarl Nadja.] Sakon - So... We'd like to ask you all as well. This is going to be very serious. I'm counting on you. Ash - I'll take care of it! Sakon - ... [Ash and Nadja leave.] Sakon - ... [Scene cuts back to your character.] Guild Girl near door - Strange things have been happening in the past few days. First, the computer in the Hunter's Guild malfunctions, then... All these soldiers and hunters start running around. I wonder what's going on. Narrator - You've been awarded 3000 Meseta. ===================================================== Download Quest: Soul of Steel (BONUS ENDING) ===================================================== [If you said "No" to Montague three times when he asked you to go back to Pioneer 2, you may now access the rest of the ending of the quest by playing it again. If you said "OK" at some point, you can not do this.] Guild Girl near door - [NAME]? This client has specifically asked for you via the BEE system. ...I think. Umm. We don't know who this was sent from. He wants you to go see him in person. It says that you should know where to find him. ... Are you sure this is OK? Oh, well... Anyway, good luck! - Anyway, good luck! [Transport to Forest 1, where you find Elenor. She's wearing her Mag and she's in the same spot where you meet her in "Magnitude of Metal."] Elenor - ! You startled me. [NAME]. It's been a while. I can't remember what I was thinking about. I wanted to tell you something... Let's see, let's see... [You're given three options regarding what to ask Elenor] [If you choose "The Mag?"...] Elenor - ... This one? No problem! The Doctor has been very careful to fix it properly. I think he said something like, "There goes my plans!" Of course, I don't know what he was talking about. [If you choose "Ult?"...] Elenor - ... Ult! Yes! She's all right! My sister is all right! The Doctor said that the backup data I got saved her life! But he said she will take a little more time to fully recover. [If you choose "Montague?"...] Elenor - What? The Doctor? Yes, he is well. Yes, he's busy right now. He was saying something about atonement... And, vengeance? Things we can do for future? [After you've asked her about all three...] Elenor - ... Ummm. I'm actually about to leave. Of course, the Doctor will be with me. Yes, I think we'll be gone for a while. ... ... Let's see. I don't quite remember all the details from that time... But, I did hear a voice. I don't know if that voice belonged to the Doctor or Ult, or... Maybe... ... Was that you, [NAME]! "Don't give up." "Hang in there." That's what I heard. ... ... Sorry, it's kind of silly. A, anyway... Thank you very much! ... .. . [She starts to walk away] ... Oh, yeah! [NAME]! Are you taking good care of the Mag? I am sure you are, but... You must remember to give it lots of love! OK? ... .. . Mags have feelings too, you know. [Elenor disappears. A telepipe to Pioneer 2 appears.] [Return to guild] [The music changes to "After the Story 1", the "good ending" theme.] Guild Girl near door - Were you able to find your client? Pretty strange if you ask me. Never seen anything like it. Narrator - You've been awarded 3000 Meseta.
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