The EGA Warrior
Join Date: Oct 2005
PSŲ FC: 2966-8632-0667
10-03-2007, 08:01 PM
In a far away galaxy, lies a sun, orbited by 3 planets. The Gurhal system.
A place inhabited by humans, and their creations,
CASTs, Newmens, and beasts.
For 500 years, there was war among the races,
a seemingly never-ending conflict. Then finally...
An era of peace and prosperity that has lasted for 100 years.
But now, a darkness has awoken, and threatens the Universe.
Episode 1 Chapter 12: Life Choices
(The familiar logo for Gurhal Channel 5 News appears, followed by Hal)
--Hal: Hi! And welcome to Gurhal Channel 5 Headline News, I'm Hal. And in today's top story: It's been 3 days since the SEED were successfully defeated. However, a new SEED nest has been discovered today orbiting the sun. The interplanetary Congress has dubbed it "the HIVE", and have appealed to the Allied Army for an all-out attack that would destroy the last remaining SEED colony. Sources say the attack could take place as early as tomorrow. If this offensive measure is successful, the Gurhal System would finally and forever be free from the terror of the SEED. You're watching Gurhal Channel 5 Headline News for today. This has been Hal reporting. Bye for now!
Guardians Headquarters: President's Office
(Ethan stands desperately before Lou and President Dallgun in his office)
--Ethan: Request for reinforcements denied? Tell me why!
--Dallgun: All our forces are being mobilized very soon. Your mission would only put more of our troops in unnecessary danger.
--Ethan: But my friends are on that thing! And the missing scientists might be there, too! I don't understand you. Mr. President, can't you push back the attack for even a day or two?
--Dallgun: That's impossible. Congress has already made their decision, and I have already received my orders from headquarters. All of our forces will mobilize and attack the HIVE in 7 days. I'm sorry, but there's nothing I can do to stop it.
--Ethan: What about Maya... and Hyuga, my friend? You're going to let them die?!
--Dallgun: Ethan, I know what you're going through, but there's much more at stake here than your friends' lives. Please understand.
--Ethan: I... I can't stand around and do nothing! With your permission, sir!
(Ethan turns to leave)
--Dallgun: Stop, Ethan! Where are you going?
--Ethan: I'll save them myself, Mr. President.
Clyez City: Guardians Headquarters: Fifth Floor
--Reporter: I've been giving it serious thought, and I've decided to continue on with my work. I may not have the confidence to become a bold newscaster like Hal, but I still have confidence in my ability to do my very best!
--Reporter: Ethan, you do your best, too!
--Human Male: We made it past the unification point. All that's left is the HIVE! You know, you've changed beyond all recognition from back when you were just a trainee. You've done really well to make it this far!
--Human Male: Leave the HIVE to the Alliance Military Force. We'll clean up the SEED that escaped confinement.
--Ethan: Hello, Sir!
--Mr. Godes: Hey, Waber! I'm being sent out on a mission too, after all this time!
--Ethan: The Resident Security Department is being sent out?
--Mr. Godes: I heard they found a SEED nest, so I volunteered for the mission.
--Ethan: Oh, I see...
--Mr. Godes: Aren't you going, as well?
--Ethan: Well, maybe... but there's something I have to do first...
--Mr. Godes: Waber! I'll see you on the battlefield!
--Ethan: ...Yes sir!
--Mina: Oh, Ethan! How did it go with the president?
--Ethan: It was... no good.
--Mina: Oh, I'm sorry! Don't feel bad...
--Ethan: It's... It's up to me now.
--Mina: Don't you go doing anything rash! You know the Alliance Military's attack will start soon...
--Ethan: But I've got to do something!
--Mina: If there's anything I can do to help...?
--Ethan: Thank you, but your support is plenty!
--Mina: In any case, I'll pray for your safety. May the Holy Light guide you!
--Mina: In any case, I'll pray for your safety. May the Holy Light guide you!
(Scene: Ethan, Tonnio, Leo)
(As Ethan exits the Guardians Headquarters, he finds Leo and Tonnio at the door waiting for him)
--Ethan: Just in time, Leo! I need your help...
--Leo: What happened?
--Ethan: Maya and Hyuga are going to be killed in the Alliance Military armada attack on the HIVE!
--Leo: Hey, that's serious stuff! But what are you planning to do about it?
--Ethan: We can't rely on the president. All that's left to do is for me to go save them myself.
--Tonnio: Whoa there! I admire your spirit, but you're gonna need a spaceship to get to the HIVE. Plus, you'll need considerable armaments to get through. You can't pick that stuff up just anywhere!
--Ethan: I know. That's why I need your guys' expertise to help me out.
--Leo: I see... What if we asked Curtz?
--Tonnio: Alliance Military battleships do seem to hold up pretty well against SEED attacks...
--Ethan: Yeah, you're right! I'm going to go find Curtz right now and ask him!
--Leo: Ethan... I know you want to help your friends, but you mustn't be too reckless.
--Ethan: I know. But... as long as they're still alive. I've got to do my best to save them!
--Leo: Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
--Ethan: Thank you, Leo!
--Tonnio: Wow, you've got some guts if you're ready to defy the president! You're quite the big man now...
--Ethan: I've always been bigger than you! Hehe!
--Tonnio: Hey! Get a move on! When you go save them, I'm going too!
--Ethan: That's great, thanks!
Clyez City: PPT Spaceport: Fourth Floor
--Ethan: Hello, Mr. Chief Manager of Operations!
--Jabutz: Oh, Ethan Waber... I was going to send you a message. Today is my last day. I'm retiring from service!
--Ethan: ...CASTs retire too?
--Jabutz: With technology constantly advancing, my skills are becoming dated. Looks like my time has come...
--Ethan: I see...
--Jabutz: Tomorrow I'll be starting my new part time job... on the cleaning staff at GUARDIANS Headquarters. We'll definitely see each other again.
--Jabutz: When you see me at Headquarters, be sure to say hello!
--Ethan: I will. And you too!
--Male Beast: Everything is finally over. It looks like there are still a few SEED left, but I'm sure they will be cleaned up in no time. Life will be good again. Thank you for that!
--Male Beast: You guys really did well!
--Ethan: Hey, Porsh... Can you tell me about Mayton Pord now?
--Porsh: All right... Well, I told you the shuttle explosion was the result of a fuel leak, didn't I?
--Porsh: In the end, I heard they settled out of court under the condition that the truth be covered up.
--Ethan: I guess Mishec's mother has to be really careful about what she tells him...
--Porsh: I got fed up with all the secrecy and moved here to the colony.
--Ethan: Thank you... for telling me.
--Porsh: So let's forget about this, okay? And please don't tell the child.
--Ethan: I won't.
--Keiko: You're with the GUARDIANS aren't you? In this attack, don't just leave it up to the Alliance!
--Ethan: Don't worry, we'll give it all we've got!
--Keiko: We seem to run into each other a lot, don't we? But I don't know what to call you. My name is Keiko Rotta. I work here at the arrival and departure gate.
--Ethan: My name is Ethan Waber.
--Keiko: Ethan Waber... Good luck out there!
--Keiko: Humans aren't so bad after all. I don't know why I thought they were before...
--Ethan: Huh? what did you say?
--Keiko: Nothing. I was just talking to myself.
Clyez City: Shopping Mall B: Third Floor
--Mischec: Hey, Ethan! Are you going off?
--Ethan: Oh hi, Mischec. Yeah...
--Mischec: Please don't go! I'd be so sad if I lost you, too.
--Ethan: Don't worry, Mischec. You won't lose me.
--Mischec: That's what my dad said...
--Ethan: ...I'm sorry.
--Ethan: Wait for me, Mischec. I'll see you soon. I promise.
--Mischec: All right. I'll be waiting for you.
--A-Photon Fanatic: It looks like the confinement system was successful. But... We were attacked by the SEED because we employed the use of A-Photons. Are the SEED some sort of a punishment... because we disregarded the importance of photons? If we give up A-Photons, then will the SEED finally leave us alone?
--A-Photon Fanatic: It won't be so easy to give up an energy source as powerful as A-Photons!
--Photon Fanatic: It might have been the confinement system and A-Photons that saved us, but the ancient civilization that developed A-Photons ended up getting wiped out by the SEED. There's a lesson there for us there, don't you think?
--Photon Fanatic: We need to better appreciate photons.
--Astronomer: Could it be that the confinement system affected the sun? I can't see any more sunspot activity! So when there are no more SEED, the sunspots become tranquil. But the SEED will definitely show themselves again someday.
--Astronomer: It might have sounded like I wanted the SEED to come back...But honestly, I am overjoyed that we now have peace!
--Endy: Hey Ethan, are you going to be part of that big fleet attacking the HIVE?
--Ethan: No. I've got something else to do before that.
--Endy: What's that?
--Ethan: Hyuga and my friend Maya are in a bit of a tight spot.
--Endy: Really? What's up?
--Ethan: It's... nothing. It's my problem.
--Endy: Hey, you okay, Ethan?
--Ethan: I'm all right, don't worry about me. Just worry about your mission!
--Ethan: Oh hi, Lumia!
--Lumia: I heard on the news that the fighting might be over soon. Is it true?
--Ethan: Yeah... If the Alliance Military's attack on the HIVE is successful...
--Lumia: So then you'll have a little bit more free time, right? There's a place I want you to take me.
--Ethan: Sure! When the battle is over I'll take you anywhere you want to go.
--Lumia: When the battle is over, you promise to take me, Ethan?
Clyez City: Shopping Mall A: Second Floor
--Kumil: Where are you going, Ethan?
--Ethan: I've got to go help my friends.
--Kumil: Sounds serious...
--Ethan: We need everyone in Gurhal to help each other.
--Kumil: Good luck!
--Kumil: Hey, I'll help too!
--Ethan: Thanks, but that's all right. You should head home.
--Engineer: We finally have peace! But then now I'm swamped with work repairing machines left and right... I guess that's still a lot better than being exposed to life-threatening danger...
--Engineer: From now on I'm going to be really busy!
--Mikua: Hey, Ethan! How'd it go? With the beast?
--Ethan: Oh, that...
--Mikua: I think I know what's going on, Ethan... You're secretly into me, and are purposely avoiding broaching the subject with him. That's it, isn't it? Well you can just forget it, Ethan. You're far too immature for me!
--Ethan: This isn't some stupid romantic comedy, Mikua...
--Mikua: I knew I couldn't rely on you, Ethan!
--Ethan: I don't have time for this right now...
--Mikua: So, how did it go?
--Ethan: Sorry, I need more time!
--Mikua: Well then, don't talk to me until you've told him about me!
---(After speaking to Gapard)
--Ethan: Hey Mikua, it's all set up. He wants to meet you!
--Mikua: Yay! Ethan, I'm so happy!
--Ethan: Am I the best or what?
--Mikua: Well, I didn't say that...
--Human Girl: Peace at last... I just can't believe it!
--Human Girl: In a while I'm sure it will finally hit me.
--Fat Man: Once the HIVE is destroyed, it looks like the flight restrictions will finally be lifted! Thanks to all the hard work you guys do!
--Fat Man: I will finally be able to travel to my heart's content!
(Nano Transformer Fan)
--Nano Transformer Fan: The activation of the confinement systems was great, wasn't it!? I was watching it with all my friends. You could almost hear a huge uproar echoing throughout the solar system when it happened! I wonder if they'll make it into a regular festival event?
--Nano Transformer Fan: Images recorded of the confinement will be saved forever!
--Mrs. Lead: Ethan, are you going on a mission, too?
--Mrs. Lead: This one seems like it's pretty serious, doesn't it? I'll be praying for your safe return!
--Ethan: Thank you.
--Mrs. Lead: You Guardians make the Gurhal Solar System proud!
--Ethan: Gee, thanks!
Clyez City: Central Table: First Floor
--Ethan: Hello, Mrs. Milzu!
--Mrs. Milzu: Oh, Ethan! I've decided to return to Neudaiz.
--Mrs. Milzu: I'm glad we could meet one last time. Please say goodbye to Lumia for me!
--Ethan: I will!
--Ethan: Be well, Mrs. Milzu!
--Mrs. Milzu: We'll meet again on Neudaiz!
--Old Man: Hey Ethan, you heading out for a mission?
--Ethan: Why, do you want to heckle me? Maybe tell me I look too skinny?
--Old Man: No way! I'm bein' supportive! If you come back with your stomach intact, dinner's on me!
--Ethan: Hm... that sounds fishy to me...
--Old Man: After you wipe out that HIVE, we've got to go to the shopping mall! They're going to have this deal where the first ten people can eat for free! Let's go!
--Ethan: I think I'll pass...
--Male Beast: If we destroy the HIVE, then the solar system will have dodged destruction. So this time it wasn't our fate to be destroyed.
--Male Beast: I didn't used to believe in fate. But it seems like now there's some greater force that wants us to live.
--Gapard: Hey, Ethan!
--Ethan: Oh hi, Gapard.
--Gapard: I'm finally a Guardian! Well... still in training school...
--Ethan: You got into training school? That's great news!
--Gapard: Yeah, wish me luck! By the way, about that girl you were talking about before... Is she pretty?
--Ethan: ...Pretty? ...Oh yeah, Mikua. You can see for yourself when I introduce you two later!
--Gapard: Hey Ethan... Tell me more about this Mikua gal!
--Ethan: Don't be so impatient! Didn't you say you were a busy guy? I'll introduce you soon enough!
--Newman Male: For now, the confinement system is running safely... but someday the confinement could break down again, couldn't it?
--Newman Male: I don't know if the next time will be thousands of years later or what... But I think we should start preparing now for that day!
--Human Male: The SEED have been holed up in an A-Photon satellite. An energy satellite would certainly be suitable food for the SEED. If we destroy that HIVE, then our solar system can finally exist in peace!
--Human Male: But I've got an uneasy feeling about this for some reason...
--Traveling Cast: Ethan Waber!
--Ethan: Huh? What are you doing here on the colony? Er, sorry... but how do you know my name?
--Traveling Cast: We've never been officially introduced, although I do know you quite well.
--Ethan: Um... Who are you?
--Traveling Cast: I'm an investigative officer for the president's Internal Investigation Bureau. My name is Holupe Dence.
--Holupe: I've been involved in your performance review, Mr. Waber. You really are something else!
--Ethan: T-Thank you!
--Holupe: We can talk about it sometime over at Headquarters.
--Ethan: A-All right!
(Talk to Pete)
--Pete: It appears that Maya and Hyuga's request for help has been rejected.
--Ethan: But their life support systems are still responding! They're alive! Both of them! I can't just abandon them to die there!
--Pete: Are you planning to go to the HIVE by yourself? I understand your desire to rescue Maya and Hyuga, but... ...
--Ethan: You can't stop me, Pete!
--Pete: It appears I cannot. If I find out anything, I will keep you informed. What do you wish to hear about?
(Ask about results of the confinement)
--Pete: After the three confinement systems were activated, sunspot activity decreased considerably. At this rate, the sunspots should be completely gone within a few weeks. But SEED attacks are apparently still coming from the HIVE. Whether or not we can stop the SEED invasion rests on the success of the Alliance Military armada's attack.
(Ask about the HIVE)
--Pete: The HIVE was originally an A-Photon reactor satellite. A-Photons are the SEED's energy source, so it's the perfect feeding ground for them. Due to the unprecedented levels of infestation, however, it is now barely recognizable. According to an investigation by the GUARDIANS Intelligence Section, the Endrum Collective gathered the abducted researchers at the HIVE and had them working on the A-Photon reactor.
(Ask again later)
--Pete: In any case, please come home safely, Ethan.
--Ethan: Yeah, I promise I will!
Holtes City: Central Square
--PPT Caseal: Hey, you say the CAST that's the same model as me is at the colony shuttle departures area?
--PPT Caseal: I think I'll pay her a visit.
--Ethan: It's like two long-lost sisters finally meeting!
--PPT Caseal: Don't be so trite. She's probably suffering from the same troubles as I am.
--Ethan: You mean the ICS?
--PPT Caseal: Hey, keep it down!
--Ethan: I'm sorry.
--Ethan: The colony is a nice place. Have fun while you're there!
--PPT Caseal: Thank you.
--Green Cast: The GUARDIANS certainly played a big part in finding the confinement systems to save the Gurhal System. There may be an unnecessary amount of humans, but I guess even humans can prove themselves to be useful at times.
--Green Cast: It's possible we wouldn't be celebrating a victory right now if the battle had been left to the CASTs. We can be overly rational at times, I suppose.
--Blue Caseal: Hehe... It looks like it's the Alliance Military that will settle things in the end. What's the matter? You're sad it wasn't the GUARDIANS?
--Blue Caseal: There's no reason to feel down! Look, I'll admit that the GUARDIANS did prove to be useful at times...
--Yellow Cast: I saw the confinement systems being activated on the news. It might not be the most politically correct thing to say, but I thought it looked really beautiful! All that's left is for the Alliance Military to destroy the HIVE. You guys did a great job, too, by the way!
--Yellow Cast: Peace is right before us. Maybe now we can finally relax!
--AMF Cast: You're Ethan Waber, right?
--Ethan: Yeah... So?
--AMF Cast: Er... I just want to thank you... Because you saved our captain...
--Ethan: You're welcome. Maybe someday when we're in a jam I might need to call on YOU guys for help.
--AMF Cast: Yeah, maybe.
--AMF Cast: Nothing... You're... a good guy.
Holtes City: West District
--Ethan: Hello, Speal.
--Speal: I heard you helped rescue some soldiers from the Alliance! Rumors have been spreading all over town.
--Ethan: That's just a rumor? That should be news, not a rumor! Why don't they have more faith in us Guardians?
--Speal: Well, that might all change...
--Ethan: ...if only.
--Speal: I don't think anyone would complain if you wandered around a bit today...
--Ethan: That's great, but... I don't exactly have time for that today.
--Yokus: Hi Ethan, how are you?
--Ethan: You seem different.
--Yokus: I've been going out more, and now I've gotten to know Parum a lot better. Because of what you've been doing, CASTs are being a lot friendlier to humans nowadays.
--Ethan: So things are changing, are they?
--Yokus: You came all this way, so let me give you a tour of the city!
--Ethan: I'd love that, but right now I'm really busy...
--Mikaris: Ethan, I decided to handle this myself.
--Ethan: How so?
--Mikaris: I'm going to marry Commander Geece, and we're going to raise his son Prafo together!
--Mikaris: I think sometime, somewhere, a baby will come my way...
--Ethan: That would be great!
--Stank: I'd better tighten up the ranks before we get shown up by you guys!
--Ethan: Hehe. Well, we'll see.
--Madris: Is that you, Ethan?
--Ethan: Hi Madris!
--Madris: This is no time for loafing around! Are you gonna sit back and let the Alliance Military run this joint attack?
--Ethan: No way!
--Madris: I'll head back first, then.
--Ethan: Head back?
--Madris: Yeah, I've decided to rejoin the GUARDIANS!
--Madris: I look forward to seeing what you're made of, Ethan Waber!
--Ethan: I'm made of a lot!
--Prafo: Ethan... Humans can't become CASTs, can we?
--Ethan: That's true, Prafo.
--Prafo: Even when I grow up, I won't be able to be a CAST in the Alliance Military, will I?
--Ethan: No... But I'm sure there'll be a time when humans can join the Alliance Military...
--Ethan: I'm sure. Someday...
--Prafo: Ethan, I'm gonna try my hardest!
--Ethan: We'll protect the Gurhal System together!
Holtes City: East District
--Human Male: Hey. So... I've decided to quit the anti-CAST movement after all. In the end...it was just a bunch of people who got together to badmouth the CASTs. If there was a problem in their lives, instead of dealing with it directly, they just sat around and blamed other people. Maybe that's what I was doing, too.
--Human Male: In the end, my feelings may have been misdirected.
--Ethan: Hey, Rol. How are you?
--Rol: I'm fine. How are you?
--Rol: What's the matter?
--Ethan: Sorry, your normal answer kind of caught me off guard!
--Rol: I... thought about what you said. And I've been a really rotten jerk to my grandpa!
--Ethan: It's never too late to change!
--Rol: Yeah, you're right. I'm gonna try to be nicer from now on.
--Ethan: Take care of your granddad, Rol.
--Rol: I'll try.
--Ethan: Hello, Mr. Medoc. You look like you're in a good mood today!
--Mr. Medoc: Yeah, my granddaughter called me "Grandpa" for the first time! I waited ten years for that! Now I can die with no regrets...
--Ethan: H-Hold on a second! Don't you die just yet now that you're making progress!
--Mr. Medoc: I don't have enough money to move to the colony. There's nothing left to do but die.
--Ethan: Please, think of your granddaughter! There must be some special programs to help low-income people move. I'll check into it for you!
--Mr. Medoc: Really? That's very kind of you, boy.
--Ethan: Don't give up, Mr. Medoc!
--Mr. Medoc: I won't. Not yet, at least.
Holtes City: Guardians Branch
--Human Woman: After the HIVE is wiped out, this SEED hassle will be over! Hopefully everything will be much calmer after that.
--Human Woman: If it becomes too peaceful, though, then maybe we Guardians will be out of jobs!
--Black Cast: Are you really going to the HIVE? You'll be there for the Alliance Military offensive! You seem to feel really strongly about protecting people. When I see this in you, it stirs up something similar inside me, even though I'm a CAST.
--Black Cast: Occasionally a human with a strong spirit, like you, will come around.
--Human Male: A little bird told me that Karen has changed... and that change took place when she became an instructor. When I heard that, I was sad because the Karen I knew was gone. I really hated it! But it isn't that she's changed. No, she's just returned back to normal!
--Human Male: Take good care of Karen for me!
--Sheena: Welcome to the GUARDIANS! Making the future of Gurhal! Oh! I was told if I saw you that I should tell you to go back to Headquarters you should!
--Ethan: Sorry... I can't go back just yet. If you can, can you keep it a secret that I stopped in?
--Sheena: Umm, I can't do something like that. It's against the rules. I'm sorry. I'm not much help!
--Ethan: No, it's all right. Don't worry about it! I'm sorry I asked you.
--Sheena: It's all right, if there is something else I could do, please ask do! The Holy Light will guide safely into you surely!
--Sheena: If there is something else I could do, please ask do! The Holy Light will guide you most certainly safely.
Ohtoku City: Central District
--Galmo: Excuse me... Could I trouble you for a moment?
--Ethan: Yeah, what's up?
--Galmo: The woman who was trying to collect donations in the name of the Communion has agreed to accept our help to get back on her feet.
--Ethan: Really? That's great! (I wonder if what I said through to her?)
--Galmo: Sorry for any trouble we may have caused you!
--Ethan: It was no trouble at all!
--Reporter: I don't know what you're trying to do, but if anyone can, you can do it! You have a strange sense about you that makes me want to help people! You can do it!
--Kinian: I love the Maiden"! Go Go Gurhal"!
--Ethan: Hey, be careful or you'll draw attention!
--Kinian: Leave me alone! I've suffered enough. I won't cross any lines!
--Ethan: All right.
--Kinian: I give my word. I won't use my position to do anything questionable!
--Ethan: I believe you.
--COG Newman: Even though it was mostly the Divine Maiden's doing, you guys really did a great job!
--COG Newman: Keep up the good work!
(Pavilion of Air Guard)
--Pavilion of Air Guard: Nice job! And I'm sure Mirei would be happy, too! Hm? You look a bit down...
--Pavilion of Air Guard: If there's anything I can do to help... Sorry, I can't think of anything!
--Male Newman: You say you want to go to the HIVE!? Don't you get it? Even if you could get to the HIVE, you'd just get yourself killed!
--Male Newman: Hey! You should really rethink your plan!
--Ethan: Huh? Your ears are...
--Swindler: ...I think you must have the wrong person.
--Ethan: No, I don't! Did you accept the Communion's help?
--Swindler: That's none of your business!
--Ethan: I guess not. Forget it!
--Swindler: Sorry for causing you so much trouble.
--Ethan: Huh? What did you say?
--Male Beast: The Divine Maiden probably isn't feeling better yet, is she? But I believe she'll get better and make an appearance again! I've decided to start a new fan club! How about it? Do you want to join the Maiden's new fan club?
--Male Beast: Do you want to join the Divine Maiden's new fan club?
--Ethan: Hey, Purol! What's up?
--Purol: My mom and dad said to bring you over sometime!
--Ethan: (Uh oh... After I educated her... are they going to lecture me?)
--Purol: They said they want to make friends with you over dinner!
--Purol: My human and beast friends are coming, too. You should come too, Ethan!
--Ethan: I'll be there!
--Fat Newman: The GUARDIANS are great! They found the confinement systems... found the HIVE... They're really active! They're leaving the HIVE to the Alliance Military... You don't look too happy. Do you regret having to give the final credit to the Alliance Military? Hey, cheer up!
--Fat Newman: I really am thankful for the GUARDIANS!
--Old Woman: I wonder if the Divine Maiden is feeling any better? The SEED troubles are almost at an end...
--Old Woman: Well, I guess the GUARDIANS and the Alliance Military did a pretty good job after all! I'm glad the Divine Maiden inspired everyone into action!
Ohtoku City: Guardians Branch
--Ethan: Bunami, did something good happen?
--Bunami: I'm moving from the Resident Security Department to the administrative branch here.
--Ethan: You can do that?
--Bunami: The girl who was dating the director quit, so it looks like there's an opening!
--Bunami: I'll say hi if I see you at the branch!
--Ethan: Yeah, see you then!
--Ethan: Hello there, Director Milzu.
--Mr. Milzu: Oh, it's you...
--Ethan: You look exhausted.
--Mr. Milzu: Yeah, well...
--Ethan: Could it be...?
--Mr. Milzu: What? You know, do you?
--Ethan: Director Milzu...
--Mr. Milzu: Be careful of women, Ethan!
--Sinenu: Hey, Ethan. How are you doing?
--Ethan: What the...? Are you feeling okay?
--Sinenu: What? It's just a greeting! I can finally kiss this branch goodbye, so I'm in a good mood today!
--Ethan: You quit?
--Sinenu: As if! I'm moving to Headquarters. Director Milzu recommended me!
--Ethan: (The only thing more terrifying than the SEED are women!)
--Sinenu: I'll tell you now, if we run into each other at Headquarters, don't try to act all chummy!
--Ethan: As if I would!
--Reyna: Thank you for visiting the GUARDIANS, defenders of Gurhal's future. We currently have no missions that you can take on.
---(After speaking with Tylor)
--Reyna: Welcome to the GUARDIANS! Protecting the future of Gurhal.
--Ethan: Reyna, do you know about the Communion of Gurhal's shield system?
--Reyna: Huh? No, I've never heard of such a thing.
--Ethan: I see... (I guess it's not exactly common knowledge.) Thanks anyway. I'll see you later!
--Reyna: I pray the Holy Light keeps you safe!
Dagora City: Central District
--Faroi: Hello, Mr. Waber!
--Ethan: Hey, Faroi!
--Faroi: Mr. Waber, I've decided to go to Neudaiz and work at the Communion.
--Ethan: That was quick!
--Faroi: I wish I was smart like a newman and strong like a beast. But somehow I got stuck with the smarts of a beast and the body of a newman!
--Ethan: I see...
--Faroi: I'm not very useful.
--Ethan: That's not true!
--Faroi: When I talk to you I feel like I don't have to slink in the shadows, though. I feel like it's okay to be who I am!
--Ethan: That's because it is!
--Emun: Mr. Waber, do you have a second?
--Ethan: What is it, Ms. Ohka?
--Emun: Something unbelievable has happened! That seedy recruiter that was plaguing the mining business has called it quits. She started working for me now, and she brought a lot of other workers with her! I'm keeping her honest, though.
--Ethan: That's great!
--Emun: Did you have anything to do with this?
--Ethan: Me? No, nothing!
--Emun: The town's economy is improving! It's a miracle!
--Ethan: I'm so glad to hear it!
--Emun: Thank you, Mr. Waber.
--Human Woman: Hey kid! You're just in time! I need your help!
--Ethan: ...What is it?
--Human Woman: I want you to become my business partner! I'm too gullible, I guess...
--Ethan: I can't handle running a business!
--Human Woman: You just have to be there with me. No matter what you may think of me, I've got it together... I'll pay you double what you're getting now!
--Ethan: That's not the issue.
--Ethan: I'm a Guardian, so I don't have time for that sort of thing.
--Human Woman: If it's about the money, I've got plenty. You should reconsider!
--Ethan: Sorry, I just can't.
--Human Woman: That's too bad...
--Fat Beast: Are you looking for Alfort Tylor? ...You want to capture him? ...Unfortunately I have no idea where he is right now.
--Fat Beast: If I find out where Tylor is, I'll let you know.
--Bukle: Hey, Ethan!
--Ethan: Hey, Bukle!
--Bukle: You finally got my name right! But more importantly... Have you ever seen the master get mad?
--Bukle: I heard that a long time ago, during a big fight, he killed his closest friend. Since then, I guess he stopped nanoblasting for good.
--Ethan: Is that so?
--Bukle: I'm eager to try out my nanoblast sometime soon!
--Ethan: (I doubt it'd be very impressive.)
--Ethan: (Her again!)
--Pipi: Wait up! I got something to talk to you about.
--Pipi: Sorry if I've been a jerk to you...
--Ethan: Uh... that's okay.
--Pipi: Hanp and I had a long talk, and he showed me the error or my ways. Tell him I'm waiting for him...
--Ethan: (Amazing! Mr. Hanp, how'd you do it?)
--Ethan: Do you get it yet?
--Extortionist: You again! I can't believe Tonnio is hanging out with the likes of you...
--Ethan: Tonnio's a good guy, if only he didn't have that crazy temper...
--Extortionist: He's always been like that.
--Extortionist: Tonnio and Liina were like my children, but they abandoned me! What did I do to deserve this?
--Ethan: You can start over, too, you know...
--Ethan: Hey, Jonb!
--Jonb: Hey, Ethan! Before I got the chance to take a break, I received orders to go home!
--Ethan: So then you're going back to the colony?
--Jonb: That's what it looks like.
--Jonb: So it looks like I'll make it back in time for my mother's birthday after all!
--Ethan: That's great!
--Ethan: Hey... Are you still alive?
--Old Cast: Yes. I can't quite seem to die... During the uprising, I killed so many beasts... Now, that beast owner of the bar charges my batteries for me. Thanks to him, I'm not in pain any more, and can simply wait for the end.
--Ethan: He stopped... His time finally came.
--Ethan: I don't know what grand battles you saw... but I hope you rest in peace...
--Small Beast: We can finally go into the Kugu Desert! I've got to hurry and take some clients on a preliminary survey.
--Small Beast: Are they just going to leave the tower there? Well, I guess it will make a decent landmark, won't it?
--Ethan: Hello, Gawik.
--Gawik: Well, well. Mr. Waber! Thanks for stopping by!
--Ethan: Can I ask you a question?
--Gawik: Sure, what is it?
--Ethan: Why are you always in such a good mood?
--Gawik: Isn't that a good thing? I think life would be pretty horrible if I were in a bad mood all the time!
--Ethan: Yeah, I guess so.
--Gawik: Relaxed and happy, my friend, relaxed and happy. It's the best way to live!
--Ethan: That's true.
--Gawik: Way back when, your father was... Whoops, that just slipped out!
--Ethan: (I guess he did know my dad.)
--Old Beast: Lunga liver is no good... They had some resistance to the SEED infections or somethin'. Now you're not allowed to hunt 'em, except for research purposes. I may be outta luck, but that doesn't mean I'm not still busy! Right now I'm tryin' to think of what I should try to sell next... I guess everything is gonna have its own problems, one way or another. There's no use in letting it get me down though!
--Old Beast: Everything is gonna have it's own problems one way or another. There's no use in letting it get me down!
--Male Beast: Hey kid! What's with you? We've almost made it and you don't even look happy! I dunno what's botherin' you, but I guess you don't need no reasons or explanations for the way you feel. It's your own business. So forget what anyone else says, and just do what you wanna do!
--Male Beast: Hang in there, kid!
Dagora City: Guardians Branch
--Solen: Ethan, you got a sec?
--Ethan: What is it, Mr. Hanp?
--Solen: You know that girl Pipi? I think I'm gonna ask her out on a date.
--Ethan: ...Are you serious!?
--Solen: Yes. I feel responsible for her crush on me. Besides, I can't remember ever feeling like this towards anyone.
--Solen: I said don't laugh! I'm being serious!
--Ethan: Sorry. Good luck!
--Female Beast: I heard about you wanting to go to the HIVE. I'm sure you're sick of hearing people say "don't be so unreasonable," aren't you? But your wanting to help your friends isn't any more unreasonable than the president telling you that you shouldn't. I won't tell you what to do, but you should follow your heart and do what you feel is right. Then there'll be nothing to regret!
--Female Beast: Sometimes regrets are more about what you don't do than what you do.
--Mana: Hey, this is the GUARDIANS. We defend the future of Gurhal and stuff. We don't have any missions you can take on here. Not now, anyway.
---(After speaking with Curtz)
--Mana: Hey, Ethan! What's up? I haven't seen any requests or missions for you...
--Ethan: The thing is... I'm looking for Tylor's rouges.
--Mana: Alfort Tylor!? That wanted guy?
--Ethan: Yeah, I really need his help with something!
--Mana: Yeah but... I don't think you'll get him to come out of hiding that easily! But you know... That's right! Those rouges are always hanging out at Gawik's bar. If you head there you could probably sniff out some clues...
--Ethan: Really? Thanks, Mana!
Holtes City: West District
(Scene: Ethan, Curtz, AMF Guard)
(As Ethan approaches the gate to the AMF Headquarters, a guard approaches him)
--AMF Guard: Hey, you Guardian! We're on heightened alert status over here. You can't pass through here without permission!
--Ethan: I'm begging you! Let me through! I've got to talk to Captain Curtz! Just tell him Ethan Waber is here to see him! Please!
(Fullyen Curtz approaches the gate from the AMF building)
--Curtz: What's going on? Huh? What's wrong, Ethan?
(Curtz gestures to the AMF Guard in pantomimed conversation. Then he and Ethan enter the AMF Headquarters. Scene fades and changes to the AMF Headquarters Meeting room where Ethan and Curtz are discussing the matter privately)
--Curtz: Hey, thanks for the help before!
--Ethan: You look great!
--Curtz: I spent some time in maintenance today. I'm not in perfect running order yet, but I've got to get prepared for the final offensive. Now what can I do for you?
--Ethan: There's something really important I need to ask of you.
--Curtz: What do you need?
--Ethan: Well... I wanted to ask if you could take me to the HIVE.
--Curtz: What are you saying!? What do you plan to do there?
--Ethan: I have some friends that are being held there...
--Curtz: Really!? I wasn't informed of anything like that...
--Ethan: I've got to rescue them before the offensive begins. Please!
(Curtz walks over to a computer station on the wall and reads the display)
--Curtz: ...There is not enough time. The armada is planning to strike as soon as we are within firing range of the HIVE. There's not enough time to rescue your friends. I'm sorry.
--Ethan: Then can you hold off on the attack for a bit? Anything!
--Curtz: There's nothing I can do. Headquarters chose me to carry out the plan. They won't allow me to make changes in the battle plan.
--Ethan: It's no use then...
--Curtz: I'm very sorry I can't be of any help...
--Ethan: No... It's not your fault. I'll just have to find another way!
(Ethan bows slightly to Curtz and exits. Scene changes back to Holtes City: West District. As Ethan exits the AMF Headquarters he stops to think a moment)
--Ethan: I don't know what to do...
(As Ethan attempts to exit back to the Central Square, he is stopped by Lou)
(Scene: Ethan, Lou)
--Ethan: Is that you, Lou?
--Lou: The president has instructed me to bring you back to Headquarters.
--Ethan: I'm not going back!
--Lou: Why won't you go back?
--Ethan: I don't want to.
--Lou: What would make you want to go back?
--Ethan: Well... If I had a way to get to the HIVE, I guess...
--Lou: So if you are able to determine a way to get to the HIVE, then you'll go back to Headquarters?
--Ethan: Huh!? Yeah, I suppose... Do you know of a way? Tell me!
--Lou: There are SEED being launched all the time from the HIVE. A normal spaceship would be destroyed by the SEED before it arrived.
--Ethan: So what should I do?
--Lou: You need a ship with a certain level of shielding.
--Ethan: Where do I get a ship like that?
--Lou: An Alliance battleship would fit those requirements.
--Ethan: But Curtz just turned me down!
--Lou: Other than that... Rouge ships are built quite sturdily...
--Ethan: A rouge ship... Yeah, I'll go ask Tylor!
--Lou: Was that a satisfactory answer to your question?
--Ethan: Yeah! Thanks, Lou! I think I know what to do now.
--Lou: Well then, shall we return to Headquarters?
--Ethan: Sorry, but I just remembered something else I have to do. I'll see ya later!
Dagora City: Central District
(Scene: Ethan, Male Beast)
(Ethan steps out of the PPT Flyer Base and stops a moment to think)
--Ethan: Tylor and his rouges are in hiding. How the heck am I supposed to find them?
--Male Beast: Oww! It hurts!
--Ethan: What's wrong?
--Male Beast: Oh man it was so awful, let me tell you! I had a run in with these three jerks that started working at Gawik's bar...
--Ethan: Three jerks?
--Male Beast: Yeah. I was just talking about how Alfort Tylor is a coward for going into hiding... and they ganged up on me and started beating on me for no reason at all!
--Ethan: Could it be...? Was it a black-haired human, a small newman, and a large beast?
--Male Beast: Y-Yeah... Do you know those guys?
--Ethan: I believe I do! Thanks for the info!
(Head to Gawik's Pub)
(Inside Gawik's pub, the Vol Brothers are hard are work scrubbing tables, washing glasses, and sweeping the floor. Do Vol throws down his broom in frustration)
--No Vol: Owww, I can't take it anymore! We didn't become rogues to do stuff like this!
--Do Vol: Yeah, yeah.
--No Vol: What about our fame? Our glory?! What happened, Hiru?!
--Hiru Vol: Listen, fame and glory don't happen overnight. What? Did you think it'd be easy? It takes skill, hard work, and a whole lotta luck. And we have the skill, right?
--No & Do Vol: Yeah!
--Hiru Vol: And we work hard, right?
--No & Do Vol: Yeah!
--Hiru Vol: All we need is luck. Then someday we'll be famous.
--No Vol: So when's that gonna happen, Hiru?!
--Do Vol: Yeah, tomorrow? Next week? When?!
--Hiru Vol: Um... You know, soon... real soon.
--Ethan: I finally found you guys.
--Do Vol: Huh?
--No Vol: I-It's...
--Hiru, Do & No: Ethan!
--Ethan: I need a favor. I need your help.
--Hiru Vol: Wh... whadya want?
--Ethan: Tell me where Tylor is.
--Hiru Vol: What?
--No Vol: We're rogues, remember? We're not gonna just give you that kind of information!
--Do Vol: Y-Yeah!!
--Ethan: I don't have time to play your games! My friends' lives are at stake!!
--Hiru, No, & Do: Your friends...?
--Liina: Hey you guys! Quit slacking off or I'll report you to Tylor!
--Hiru, No, & Do: Aaaack! Come on. Please, anything but that!! Please! Oh man...
(The Vol Brothers scramble to pick up their cleaning utensils and get back to work)
--Liina: Don't worry about these idiots. I'll take you to Tylor, Ethan!
--Ethan: Really Liina?! You're a gem!!
(Scene: Ethan, Liina, Tylor)
(Ethan and Liina enter a room in a secret location where Tylor is hiding out)
--Tylor: Ethan, it's been a while!
--Liina: I ran into Ethan at Gawik's bar in Dagora City. He says he needs your help.
--Tylor: Needs the help of a rouge? Well what could it possibly be?
--Ethan: I really need your assistance. You know about the HIVE?
--Tylor: Yeah, it's all over the news. What of it?
--Ethan: I need to help some friends who are being held captive there.
--Tylor: Your friends?
--Tylor: I see... But that's absurd! Before the Landeel even got close, we'd be gobbled up by the SEED!
--Ethan: Don't you have something that would fight the SEED off?
--Tylor: It's pretty hard to procure specialized equipment when you're a wanted man... I wish I could help your friends, but it's just too dangerous. I heard a rumor... that the Communion of Gurhal is developing some sort of anti-SEED shield device. If something like that really existed... and if we could get our hands on it, then maybe... just maybe we'd stand a fighting chance. Otherwise, what you're proposing is pretty much a suicide mission.
--Ethan: An anti-SEED shield...?
--Tylor: Don't think ill of me, Ethan. I'm sorry I can't be of any help.
(Scene changes to Dagora Central District. As Ethan enters the scene, he stops to think a moment)
--Ethan: What should I do? Wait a second... The rumored anti-SEED device! Who knows if it's true, but it can't hurt to ask someone at the Communion about it... I've got to find a way. It's the least I can do!
Ohtoku City: Central District
(Scene: Ethan, Rutsu, Pavilion of Air Guard)
--Pavilion of Air Guard: What do you want? I'm sorry, but you can't meet with the Divine Maiden.
--Ethan: No, today I'm here to see Light Master Rutsu. I've got something important to talk to him about. Can you tell him Ethan Waber is here to see him?
--Pavilion of Air Guard: All right. Wait right there.
(The guard exits into the Pavilion. The scene fades out then back in as the guard returns)
--Pavilion of Air Guard: Light Mater Rutsu has agreed to meet with you. Come inside.
(Ethan enters the Pavilion. Scene changes to the Pavilion meeting room where Lord Rutsu stands waiting for Ethan. Ethan enters)
--Rutsu: What exactly do you want today, Mr. Waber?
--Ethan: I'm sorry to burst in here like this, but I came to ask for your help.
--Rutsu: My help? With what?
--Ethan: I want to help Maya and Hyuga. They're being held captive at the HIVE.
--Rutsu: At the HIVE...? And what exactly do you suggest that we do?
--Ethan: I heard that the Communion of Gurhal is developing an anti-SEED shield system. With that, I'd be able to take a ship to the HIVE and withstand the SEED attacks.
--Rutsu: How did you hear of this shield system, Mr. Waber?
--Ethan: Please, it doesn't matter! I need to help my friends!
--Rutsu: The anti-SEED shield system is a top-secret project. You are being very unreasonable, Mr. Waber.
--Ethan: Will you at least let me speak with the Divine Maiden?
--Rutsu: I believe I told you that you were no longer permitted to see her. Please leave at once.
--Ethan: But my friends' lives are at stake!
--Rutsu: You are wasting your time. Please leave.
(Ethan exits back to Ohtoku City Central District. He stops for a moment to think)
--Ethan: There's nothing left I can do...
(Ethan sits on the floor alone in a viewing plaza on the colony. Leo and Tonnio enter)
--Leo: Hey, Ethan...
--Tonnio: So, there you are! We've been looking for you.
--Ethan: Well, I'm here... sorry.
--Leo: No luck?
--Tonnio: Ah, don't worry, I'm sure we'll be able to find another way.
--Leo: Tonnio, you got a plan?
--Leo: Man, I thought you had something.
--Tonnio: Don't look at me! I thought we could come up with something together.
--Leo: It's amazing you can think at all, with that tiny head of yours.
--Tonnio: What was that?!
--Ethan: Cut it out, willya!
--Tonnio: Oh... Uh... Sorry.
--Leo: My apologies... I'm taking this whole thing as hard as you.
--Ethan: I thought... that I could do it... figure something out on my own. But, I guess when it comes down to it, I just don't have what it takes.
--Tonnio: Come on... Don't be so hard on yourself.
--Ethan: I don't know what to do...
--Liina: Heh. Now then, there's a depressing sight!
--Liina: I've got some good news for you! Hey! Look outside the window!
(Ethan stands up and looks out. Before him he sees the Landeel rise up into view)
--Leo: The Landeel!
--Ethan: What... Why's it here?!
--Liina: Are you that dense? Tylor's agreed to take you to the HIVE if you still wanna go!
--Leo: What?! Really?!
--Tonnio: Huh! I don't believe it...
--Liina: Well, if you don't believe it, then stay here! Tylor's waiting for us. Come on!
(Ethan, Liina, and Leo take off towards the plaza exit)
--Tonnio: Huh? No, wait! I believe! I believe! I told you we'd think of something!!
(As Ethan, and his group enter the Landeel bridge, he sees a familiar face)
--Ethan: Huh? It's Lou again!
--Tonnio: Man, is there anywhere she's not...
--Liina: Lou got us permission to dock at the GUARDIANS Colony.
--Lou: I simply followed the president's orders.
--Leo: So, the president had a change of heart?
--Ethan: So it seems...
--Tonnio: Well, the guy has some guts, after all!
--Tylor: Ethan, It's good to see you again!
--Ethan: Thank you... But are you sure about this? I wasn't able to get the Defense Device from the Communion of Gurhal...
--Tylor: Don't worry. I managed to "secure one" through a connection...
--Ethan: A connection? But who?
--Leo: Hey, what's it matter?! We have one now, right?!
--Tonnio: We're coming along, too!
--Tylor: Ethan, you have some loyal friends there. And I see why.
--Ethan: Heh heh... Yeah, thanks.
(The Landeel intercom beeps)
--Hiru Vol: Captain, all systems good to go!
--Tylor: Alright. Landeel, full speed ahead!
--Liina: Aye aye, Captain!
(Scene: Ethan, Liina, Leo, Tonnio, Tylor, Lou)
--Tylor: Once we've set off, we can't return until we've accomplished our mission. Once your preparations in the city are complete, return to this spaceship dock.
(Mission "Guardian's Calling" Available)
--Ethan: Come to think of it, I haven't seen the Vol Brothers around...
--Liina: Yeah, they're down below, cleaning. They skipped out on their duties at the bar. Now they've got to clean the entire ship before the battle is over!
--Ethan: Wow, the world of rouges is a pretty strict one, too!
--Leo: Well, all that aside... Everyone needs to act quickly. We don't have a moment to lose! Dismissed!
(Select "Guardian's Calling" mission from Spaceport counter)
(The Landeel departs from spacedock in the colony and rises slowly until it's cleared any obstacles. The engines glow brightly, and in a flash it's gone)
(Scene: Ethan, Leo, Tonnio, Liina, Armed servant)
(Ethan and the rest of his friends stand on the Landeel bridge. Ethan notices a Communion armed servant standing beside the shield device)
--Ethan: Who is that soldier?
--Liina: He's an Armed Servant with the Communion of Gurhal. They're operating the shield system.
(Ethan extends his hand to the Armed Servant)
--Ethan: I'm Ethan Waber. Nice to meet you.
(The Armed Servant refuses his gesture)
--Armed Servant: ...
--Tonnio: Not very friendly, is he?
--Leo: No, I guess not.
--Leo: Anyway, Ethan... Watch yourself out there!
--Ethan: You'd better watch yourself too, Leo!
--Leo: What, you think I can't take care of myself?
--Tonnio: What a trip that they took us on their ship! I guess even rouges have their good sides, too.
--Ethan: You mean Tylor?
--Tonnio: Yeah, I guess.
--Ethan: You sure have gotten a lot better about him!
--Armed Servant: ...
--Liina: I'm so glad we could help you guys out. We may have different lifestyles, be we're all in this together, aren't we?
--Ethan: Liina, you sure are a sweetheart!
--Liina: What? Hey! Don't disrespect your elders!
--Ethan: Lou, your advice was really helpful!
--Lou: All I can do is provide you with information. You're the one who followed it through. The probability of success in this battle is 5%. But probability doesn't necessarily mean anything, does it?
--Ethan: No, it doesn't.
--Tylor: You know, Ethan... I can't guarantee that we'll come out of this alive.
--Ethan: I know, but I have to do everything I can. There's definitely something going on at that HIVE...
--Tylor: Well don't worry. I'll definitely get you there.
--Ethan: Thank you, Tylor.
(After speaking to everyone on the bridge, a cutscene starts)
(Ethan, Lou, and Tylor look out over the starfield from the bridge. Suddenly, Ethan spots something)
--Ethan: It's the SEED!
--Tylor: So they've come... Get to your battle stations, now! Activate the Lattice Shield System!
--Ethan: Lattice Shield System?
--Lou: It's the Defense Device that the Communion of Gurhal lent to us.
(Scene changes to a view outside the Landeel. Hundreds of small spherical objects stream out of a compartment and take up positions surrounding the ship. Beams of light emanate from them, interlocking with the other objects and forming a protective shield. The scene then changes back to the Landeel bridge)
--Ethan: You think it'll hold until we get to the HIVE?
--Tylor: If we're lucky.
(Ethan turns and approaches the Armed Servant who is operating the shield system)
--Ethan: Oh, hello... Uh, thank you. We'd never have gotten this far if it wasn't for your help. I am indebted to you.
--Armed Servant: Is that so?
(The Armed Servant glows brightly, when the light subsides it's revealed that the Armed Servant was really Karen)
--Leo: What's going on?
--Karen: Sorry, I didn't mean to surprise you. I heard what was going on from Lord Rutsu, so then I had to help. I can't just let Hyuga and Maya die now, can I?
--Ethan: Karen... You're the best.
--Tylor: We're about to reach the HIVE!
--Karen: There's too many for me to do this alone! I'm going to need everyone's help with this one!
--Tylor: It's open... Alright everyone, let's look lively!
--Tonnio & Leo: Yes sir!
(Liina grabs Lou by the arm)
--Liina: Come on, let's go!
--Lou: But... I'm a CAST.
--Liina: Didn'tcha hear, we need everyone!
(Everyone stands around the Shield System device with their hands out together, focusing their will. The Shield system glows brightly)
--Karen: Look! It's actually working!
(The scene changes to outside the ship where the Landeel is barreling down on the HIVE. The HIVE glows, and fires off SEED-Projectiles, which bounce harmlessly off the Lattice Shield. A panel on the front of the Landeel slides back, revealing a cannon. It fires a concentrated beam of energy into the HIVE, blasting a hole into it large enough for the Landeel to land in)
Inside the HIVE: Block A-1
(Scene: Ethan, Karen, Leo, Tonnio, Lou, Liina, Tylor)
(The Landeel rests on a platform within the HIVE, having crashed through the wall. The party stands around the outside of it formulating a battle plan)
--Tylor: We made it... Somehow we managed to get through!
--Karen: This was originally a satellite but now it's been completely overrun by the SEED.
--Ethan: In any case, the first thing we should try and do is try and locate the source of Maya and Hyuga's distress signal.
--Tonnio: Well then, which way are we gonna go?
--Leo: I think it would be most efficient for us to split up into two search groups. Tonnio and Lou, you come with me.
--Tylor: Liina and I will stay here and guard the Landeel. Without it, we wouldn't be able to make it home!
--Ethan: Then it's me and Karen...
(The groups split up)
--Tylor: I'll be here waiting for you. Come back safely!
--Ethan: Don't worry, I'll bring everyone back in one piece.
--Liina: Keep an eye out for Tonnio, all right? And get back quickly!
--Ethan: Tonnio will be just fine, don't worry!
(Try to exit down Leo & Tonnio's path)
--Karen: We need to go the other way, Ethan.
Inside the HIVE: Block A-2
--Karen: Let's head to Block A-3!
Inside the HIVE: Block A-3
(Scene: Ethan, Karen)
(Ethan attempts to continue on, but Karen falls behind)
--Karen: Ethan, wait!
(Ethan comes back to Karen. Karen points down a different hallway)
--Karen: The distress signal is coming from that room.
--Ethan: Let's go check it out!
(Ethan and Karen proceed down the hall)
Inside the HIVE: Laboratory A
(Ethan and Karen approach a strange bio-specimen capsules. Inside them are Maya and Hyuga)
--Ethan: Maya! Hyuga!
(Ethan looks for a way to open it, but can see nothing. He draws his pistol and fires at the device projecting the forcefield, disabling it)
--Karen: Maya! Maya!!!!
--Maya: Karen... Is that you?
--Karen: My sister...
--Maya: Karen... Is it really you?!
(Karen helps Maya out of the capsule as Ethan frees Hyuga as well)
--Ethan: Hyuga, are you alright?
--Hyuga: Ugh... E... Ethan...
--Ethan: Good to see you, buddy!
(Scene: Ethan, Karen, Maya, Hyuga)
--Ethan: Are you two all right!?
--Hyuga: Yeah, thanks to Karen, we feel just fine!
--Maya: I never thought I'd see the day that I'd get to see Karen use recovery TECHNICs. She really is the Divine Maiden!
--Karen: Aw, give me a break, sis! I'm just glad you're all right!
--Ethan: So Maya, do you know where Professor Taragi is?
--Maya: Yeah, the receiver is still getting a signal. He can't be too far away...
--Ethan: Let's go get him then!
(Fight through to Inside the HIVE: Block B-1)
Inside the HIVE: Block B-1
(Try to exit to Block: A-4)
--Karen: Why are you trying to go back the way we came, Ethan?
(Try to exit to Block: C-1)
--Karen: According to the map, there's nothing in this direction.
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