trapped in revamp hell
- Nov 1, 2009
5 story quests have been added (No.966~970). Translations are available, thanks to goldpanner!
5 Proud Mode quests have also been added (No.961~965). Clear the challenges to get 1 of each gem and 10 Magic Mirrors.
(Flashback! Luxu and the Master continue their conversation in the control room.)
Luxu: Master, have you ever spoken with the Darkness?
Master: I have.
Luxu: What's it like?
Well, it's not much of a conversationalist. Isn't great at communicating either.
It doesn't think like your average Joe.
Luxu: Sounds just like you, Master.
(The Master is taken aback and falls over in his seat.)
Luxu: See, that's what I mean.
(He calmly gets back up.)
Master: Wow, Luxu. Don't you have any respect for your superiors? Maybe you're the one who's got more in common with the darkness!
Luxu: But, can it, you know, understand words?
Master: Of course it can. After all, it's been watching us this whole time.
Luxu: What! You mean like, right now?
Master: Could be!
I'm just kidding. It's not watching right now. It wouldn't come near people like us so easily.
Luxu: Please don't scare me like that.
Master: Oh come on, it was a joke!
Luxu: But, those exceptional kids - what are they called? Dandelions? What if the darkness showed up right in front of them? Would they be okay? They're the important cornerstone for the world's rebirth, aren't they?
If they were led astray by darkness, then…
Master: Honestly? Things would be dicey if they do wind up confronting the darkness. It's a tough customer, in conversation and in battle. But its true strength lies in mental warfare. I'd go so far as to say there's no one better.
Luxu: Then that means they're in danger!
Master: Darkness hates those who are pure of heart, and that's exactly why those kids were chosen.
There may be danger, but they're just the kind of people that darkness is weakest against. It can't comprehend a person's heart, or their thoughts. So even if it knows what they're trying to achieve, it can't understand why they're doing it.
It only knows what people hate.
But it's a double edged sword, since it means the darkness's actions don't make any sense to us either.
That's why we are simply incompatible as beings.
Luxu: What do you think the darkness wants to do?
Master: Who knows...
We can't understand each other, so I just haven't a clue.
(Back to present! The Union leaders confront Darkness.)
Brain: Who'd have thought the darkness' true form would look like some kid's drawing.
Darkness: True form…? I guess we are quite ncorporeal right now. We're usually invisible, though.
(Darkness vanishes and reappears elsewhere. Skuld runs to Ven's side.)
Darkness: Well then, think of this voice and this color as a special service.
Ephemer: What's your goal here?
Darkness: Goal…? Don't have one. We're just trying to get to know you.
Darkness: You'd find it hard to understand us…
We are completely different kinds of beings. We don't think like you do, or share the same thoughts as you. There's nothing we're trying to achieve.
Lauriam: Then why...? Why did you kill my sister?
Darkness: Because he wanted to.
Skuld: That's not true! Ven didn't even know Strelitzia. He had no reason to want her gone!
Darkness: True, he didn't know her. But there was something he wanted: power. So, we put it in his hands. The the power of a Union Leader.
Skuld: Ven would never want that!
Darkness: But he got it, didn't he?
Ephemer: Even if Ven did want power, he wouldn't achieve dominance by becoming a Union leader.
Darkness: That doesn't matter to us.
Lauriam: Doesn't matter…?
So there was no reason Strelitzia had to be sacrificed?
Darkness: None at all.
Lauriam: Don't mess with me!!!!
(He leaps at Darkness, enraged, but is easily flung back. He hits the wall and is knocked unconscious.)
(Brain approaches Darkness.)
Brain: There's a few things I'd like to ask.
Darkness: Go ahead.
Brain: First, why did you choose Ven?
Darkness: Because it had already been decided.
Brain: What was?
Darkness: That he'd be the one to harbor darkness.
Brain: Are you saying it was set in stone? That Ven was meant to be a vessel for darkness?
Darkness: Exactly. The fated child as written in the Book of Prophecies.
Brain: You read the Book?
Darkness: Yes, not that it matters.
Brain: How then?
Darkness: We watched as it was being written.
Brain: You were there when the Book was written?
Brain: Do you and the Master have history?
Darkness: We're old friends.
Ephemer: Friends? Was the Master working with the darkness?
Darkness: We don't need to work with people like you.
Brain: Next question. You've been biding your time. Why choose to appear now?
Darkness: Ah, but we weren't. We've been very busy. You just didn't notice.
It's less that we appeared and more that you finally became aware of us.
Brain: Final question. You keep saying "we." What do you mean by that?
Darkness: There's more of us than there is light.
Brain: I see. Then one more thing.
Are you the only one in this room right now?
Brain: OK, understood.
(Brain summons his Keyblade, the Master's Defender.)
Brain: Ephemer, Skuld, this is the ultimate enemy. Let's give it our all!
(Darkness morphs into a ball of shadows. Brain launches a powerful blast of energy at it, and screen fades to black.)
(Back to the flashback of MoM and Luxu.)
Luxu: I'm worried about those kids…
Master: The Book of Prophecies contains future eras to come. They'll be alright.
Luxu: That sounds sketchy…
Master: I mean, it does record a huge expanse of time, so I haven't looked at all the fine details like what happens to who.
Luxu: But we entrusted the future to these children - they're important, right?
Master: You sound like a mother hen… Tell you what, since part of your mission is to observe, it's okay if you watch over them.
But meddling is strictly off limits, you hear?