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Final Fantasy VI

Decisive Battle at Narshe

   3者はナルシェに結集。
  そして決戦の時が始まる……

The three groups assemble at Narshe.
And thus begins a decisive battle...

The three have reached Narshe,
and a decisive battle is about to
take place...
炭坑都市ナルシェ  Coal Mine City Narshe  | | |  NARSHE

Edgar, Jun, Bannan, and Tina stand on one side of a fairly nice house. The village elder and several guards stand on the other side.

長老「大体の話はわかった。
 しかしじゃ……
 わしらに血を流せというのか…?
ジュン「そうは言っておらん。
長老「同じことじゃ。
Elder: I understand the general idea.
 But...
 you're telling us to shed blood...?
Jun: That isn't what we're saying.
Elder: It's the same thing.
ELDER: I understand all of it... Except...
How can WE be encouraging bloodshed?
ARVIS: I never said...that!
ELDER: Something like it.

Note the significant translation error here.

バナン「ハッハッハ! そのとおり! Bannan: Ha, ha, ha! Exactly! BANON: Ha! He's right you know!
ジュン「バナン!
バナン「わしらは、あんたに血を流せと
 言っておる。
Jun: Bannan!
Bannan: We are telling you
 to shed blood.
ARVIS: Banon!
BANON: Our blood will spill because of you.

And again here.

バナン「ガストラ帝国はさらに魔導の力を
 得るために動きだしている。
 この都市で見つかった氷づけの幻獣を
 ねらったのもそのため……
このまま帝国が魔導の力を増大させて
いけば、過去のあやまちをくりかえす
ことになる……
Bannan: The Gastra Empire has begun
 moving to gain further sorcerous power.
 It was for that purpose that they targeted
 the icebound Genjuu found in this city...
If we keep letting the Empire augment their
sorcerous power, we will end up repeating
the mistakes of the past...
BANON: Emperor Gestahl's racing to acquire Magitek power. He's set his sights on the Esper that was found here!
The increased use of magitek power'll surely lead to global destruction...
長老「魔大戦…… Elder: The Great Magic War... ELDER: The War of the Magi...
「あの世界を破壊しつくしたという
 伝説の戦い……
「それが、また起こるというのですか?
長老「人間はもっと、ちえのある
 生き物じゃなかったのか……
: That legendary conflict said to have
 utterly destroyed the world...
: You're saying that will happen again?
Elder: Weren't human beings more
 sensible than that...?
The mythical battle that set mankind back a thousand years...
Can this really be happening?
ELDER: People will never learn...
{マッシュ}「あにき! {Mash}: Big bro! {SABIN}: Brother!

Mash, Cayenne, and Gau walk into the room, in that order.

{エドガー}「{マッシュ}!
 無事だったか!!
{Edgar}: {Mash}!
 You're okay!!
{EDGAR}: {SABIN}!
You're all right!
{エドガー}「そちらは? {Edgar}: And these are? {EDGAR}: Who's with you?
{カイエン}「ドマ王国戦士
 {カイエン}でござる。
{Cayenne}: I am {Cayenne},
 warrior of Doma Kingdom.
{CYAN}: I'm {CYAN},
retainer to the lord of Doma!
{ガウ}「{ガウ} ガウ!! {Gau}: {Gau} gau!! {GAU}: {GAU}...GAU!
{マッシュ}「ドマ王国は帝国によって
 みな殺しに……
{Mash}: Doma Kingdom was
 massacred by the Empire...
{SABIN}: The people of Doma
were wiped out by the Empire...
{カイエン}「ケフカによって、みな……
 毒殺され……
{Cayenne}: Everyone...
 poisoned unto death by Cefca...
{CYAN}: Kefka
poisoned...everyone...
長老「むごい…… Elder: Inhuman... ELDER: Barbaric!
バナン「長老!
長老「ウーム… だがそれはドマ王国が
 リターナーに協力していたからの事。
 中立を決め込んでいれば帝国とて
 そんなムチャな事は……
Bannan: Elder!
Elder: Well, yes... but that happened because
 Doma was cooperating with the Returners.
 If we maintain our neutrality, even the Empire
 wouldn't make such reckless...
BANON: Elder!
ELDER: But...that was only because Doma was collaborating with the Returners!
If we make that mistake...
{ロック}「そんな事はないぞ!! {Lock}: Nonsense!! {LOCKE}: That's nonsense!!

Lock and Celes walk into the room. She hangs back, probably uncomfortable around the others.

{ティナ}「{ロック}!
{ロック}「帝国はもうすぐ
 ここにやってくる!
{エドガー}「なにっ!!
{Tina}: {Lock}!
{Lock}: The Empire's coming here
 any minute now!
{Edgar}: What!?
{TERRA}: {LOCKE}!
{LOCKE}: The Empire's poised to attack Narshe right now!
{EDGAR}: What?!
バナン「{ロック}よ。
 どこでその情報を?
{ロック}「この{セリス}が…
 もと、帝国の将……
Bannan: {Lock}.
 Where did you get that information?
{Lock}: {Celes} here...
 She's a former Imperial gen—
BANON: {LOCKE}.
Where'd you hear that?
{LOCKE}: {CELES}, here, was one of the Empire's generals...
{カイエン}「そうであったか!
 どこかで見た顔だと思ったら…
 {ガウ}殿、どきなされ!
{Cayenne}: So that was it!
 I thought it a face I had seen somewhere...
 Sir {Gau}, stand aside!
{CYAN}: Grrr!
I knew she seemed familiar.
Sir {GAU}, out of my way!

Cayenne flings Gau out of his way, nearly knocking Tina over, and moves to confront Celes.

{カイエン}「マランダ国を滅ぼした
 悪名高い{セリス}将軍!
 この帝国のイヌめ!
 そこになおれ!!成敗してくれよう!
{Cayenne}: The notorious General {Celes}
 who destroyed the country of Maranda!
 Thou wretched Imperial dog!
 Repent!! I shall confer judgment upon thee!
{CYAN}: This's General {CELES}! She
torched Maranda! She's an
Imperial spy! Now, stand aside!

Before Celes has a chance to respond, Lock throws himself between them.

{ロック}「待ってくれ!
 {セリス}はもう帝国を出て
 リターナーに協力する事を約束して
 くれたんだ。
{カイエン}「しかし!!
{ロック}「俺はこいつを
 守ると約束した。
 俺は一度守るといった女を、けっして
 見すてたりはしない!!
{Lock}: Wait!
 {Celes} has left the Empire and
 pledged to work with the Returners.
{Cayenne}: But!!
{Lock}: I promised to protect her.
 I will never abandon a woman
 once I've said I'll protect her!!
{LOCKE}: WAIT!
{CELES} has joined the Returners! She's fighting with us, now!
{CYAN}: But...!
{LOCKE}: I promised I'd protect her. I WILL NOT back out on my word.
{エドガー}「{ロック}…
 おまえ、まだあの時のことを…
{Edgar}: {Lock}...
 Are you still on about back then...?
{EDGAR}: {LOCKE}...
Are you still thinking about...
that?
{ティナ}「私も帝国の兵士でした…
{カイエン}「なに!!
{Tina}: I was an Imperial soldier too...
{Cayenne}: What!?
{TERRA}: I was also an Imperial soldier.
{CYAN}: WHAT!!
{エドガー}「帝国は悪だ。
 だが、そこにいた者すべてが
 悪ではない。
{Edgar}: The Empire is evil.
 But not everyone from it is evil.
{EDGAR}: The Empire's evil.
But not ALL of its citizens are!
{マッシュ}「兄貴にめんじてここは…… {Mash}: Just trust big bro on this... {SABIN}: Oh, this is...

Before things can get any messier, a guard rushes into the room.

「たいへんだ!
 帝国が攻めてくる!!!
: We have trouble!
 The Empire is coming to attack!!!
Emergency!!
The Empire cometh!!

...and everyone is startled enough that they stop arguing.


Desert

Meanwhile, Cefca is leading a large group of Imperial soldiers towards Narshe (presumably across Figaro Desert, given all the sand). "Troops March On" plays.

ケフカ「なんとしても氷づけの幻獣を
 手に入れるのだ!!
Cefca: Get the icebound Genjuu
 no matter what it takes!!
KEFKA: I don't care what you do here, JUST GET ME THAT ESPER!!
兵士「ケフカ様。住民は……
ケフカ「住民などみな殺しにしてしまえ!
兵士「ですがナルシェは中立……
ケフカ「バカもの!!
Soldier: Cefca-sama. The civilians...
Cefca: Civilians, shmivilians, kill them all!
Soldier: But Narshe is a neutral...
Cefca: Idiot!!
SOLDIER: Lord Kefka!
There're civilians here...!
KEFKA: Exterminate everyone!
SOLDIER: But Narshe is neutral...
KEFKA: Idiot!!

Cefca starts hopping up and down like a crazed maniac. Funny thing about that.

ケフカ「いいか!
 なさけなどかけるな!
 さからうものは、みな殺しだ!
 行くぞ!!
Cefca: Read my lips!
 Show no sympathy!
 Kill all who oppose us!
 Move!!
KEFKA: Read my lips!!
Dispose of any who oppose us!
March!
炭坑都市ナルシェ  Coal Mine City Narshe  | | | | | | |  NARSHE

Everyone is still standing around in the elder's house, but at least they're organized now.

長老「ええい、しょうがない!
 戦うしかあるまい!
Elder: Argh, there's no helping it!
 We have little choice but to fight!
ELDER: We really have no choice.
Let's make ready for war!
バナン「敵の目的は幻獣だ。
長老「幻獣は谷の上にうつした。
Bannan: The enemy's target is the Genjuu.
Elder: We moved the Genjuu above the valley.
BANON: They're after the Esper.
ELDER: We moved it into the hills.
{エドガー}「よし、そこで死守するぞ! {Edgar}: Okay, we'll defend it there to the death! {EDGAR}: Then we're going up after it!

Lock, Gau, Cayenne, Mash, Tina, Edgar, and Celes leave the elder's house and head for the Genjuu. Along the way, several people have brief talks on the side...

{エドガー}「{ロック}も
 いろいろと過去を持つ男だ。
 さっき君をかばったのを、愛情だと
 カン違いして、ほれちゃいけないぜ
{Edgar}: {Lock} is a man with
 a lot of past.
 Don't get the wrong idea and fall for him
 thinking he stuck up for you out of love.
{EDGAR}: {LOCKE} has a complicated
past. I wouldn't go thinking he's
fallen for you or something!
{セリス}「私とて軍人のはしくれ。
 そう簡単に心を動かしたりはしない!
{エドガー}「そのセリフ、しびれるね! 
{Celes}: Whatever else, I'm still a soldier.
 It takes more than that to stir my heart!
{Edgar}: What a chilling line!
{CELES}: I'm a soldier, not some love-starved twit!
{EDGAR}: Cold as ice......

...a little farther along...

{セリス}「生まれながらに魔導の
 力を持つ娘…
 こんなかたちで再会するとは…
{ティナ}「あなたも、魔法を?
 でも私とは少し違う…
{セリス}「私は幼いころに、人工的に
 魔法の力をうえこまれた、帝国の
 人造魔導士だ。
{ティナ}「人を愛することはできるの?
{セリス}「???
 からかっているのか?
{Celes}: The girl born with the power
 of sorcery...
 Never thought we'd meet again like this...
{Tina}: You have magic too?
 But not quite like me...
{Celes}: I'm an Imperial Synthetic Sorceress.
 I was artificially imbued with the power
 of magic when I was a child.
{Tina}: Are you capable of love?
{Celes}: ???
 Are you mocking me?
{CELES}: So, you were born with the power of magic!?
Isn't it a lovely gift...
{TERRA}: You...can use magic, too?

{CELES}: When I was a baby I was artificially infused with magic, and raised as a Magitek Knight.
{TERRA}: Have you...loved anyone?
{CELES}: ???
What's that supposed to mean?!

Yet another mangled dialog. Tina's question about love may seem a rather strange one to ask all of a sudden, but it seems likely, especially given later events, that Tina is worried she herself may not be able to love, and hopes for Celes to encourage her. Incidentally, this is not necessarily romantic love.

...a little farther along...

{カイエン}「忘れるな!
 おぬしを信用したわけではないぞ。
{セリス}「いいだろう。私が敵か味方か
 その目で確かめろ!
{Cayenne}: Forget not!
 Not so is it that I trust thee.
{Celes}: Fine. Confirm with your own
 eyes whether I'm friend or foe!
{CYAN}: Don't think for a moment I trust you!
{CELES}: Fine. Use your own eyes, then decide.


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