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Storyline text and attempted translations from...

Final Fantasy V

ウォルス城 Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Worus Castle

The king is resting in his room, surrounded by attendants.

王「お前たちの言っていたことは
  正しかったな…ゴホッ…
King: What you told me
 was correct... *cough*...
レナ「ウォルス王!
   だいじょうぶですか!
Lenna: King Worus!
 Are you all right!?
王「カルナックへ急がれよ。
  あそこも、機械を使って
  クリスタルの力を増幅しておる
King: Hurry to Karnak.
 They're also using a machine
 there to amplify their Crystal.
王「カルナックにも、いん石が
  落ちたらしい…
  手おくれにならないうちに…
  ゴホッゴホッ!
King: I hear a meteorite has
 fallen in Karnak, too...
 Go before it's too late...
 *cough* *cough*!

Butz and Lenna look at each other and nod.

But how to get to Karnak? Well... the soldiers at the gate have a lead.

傷ついたカルナック兵士が運び
こまれました。
兵士の部屋で、ねています。
We carried in a wounded
soldier from Karnak.
He's resting in the barracks.
その兵士は北のいん石の穴から
出てきたんです。
ワープが何とか……と
うわごとのように言ってます。
That soldier came out of a hole
in the meteorite to the north.
He's mumbling some nonsense
about a... warp or something.

The soldier is resting in the barracks as reported. His uniform isn't the same as that of the local soldiers, but it's also not the same as the soldier who knew Galuf and tried to stop the Garula.

カルナック兵士「カルナックに
 落ちた、いん石の中をしらべて
 いたらとつぜんワープして…
 塔のそばのいん石に……
 ねェ、あんた!
 ここはどこなんだい!
 私のいたお城はいったいどこに?
Karnak Soldier: I was investigating
 inside the meteorite that fell in
 Karnak and suddenly warped...
 to the meteorite by the tower...
 Hey, you!
 Where am I!?
 Where the hell's my castle?

ウォルス城・配水塔 Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Worus Castle: Water Supply Tower

The basement remains a very dangerous place, but the tower may well be doable by now, and with the Summoner class it's now worth visiting. On the fourth floor is a glowing something that should look familiar if you've done any summoning... It speaks.

私は魔神シヴァ…
お前が、私のあるじに
ふさわしい者か…
ためさせてもらおう!
I am the demon god Shiva...
Are you fit to be my master...?
Allow me to test you!

Boss battle! Expect plenty of Ice, including group attacks, and be ready to heal. Flame attacks help, and be sure to try out the new Sword Mage class.

If you're having trouble winning, just come back after reaching Karnak. The stronger magic and equipment available there will help.

召喚獣「シヴァ」! Summoned Beast "Shiva"!

After winning the battle, Shiva is now available to summon. Rejoice, O Summoners! Exit through the doorway in the south wall for a shortcut out.


ウォルスのいん石 Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Worus Meteorite

There's now an opening in the side of the meteorite that wasn't here earlier. Inside is a strange glowing tile. Butz steps on it and disappears.

レナ「バッツ!
ガルフ「ワープしたのか?
Lenna: Butz!
Galuf: He warped?
レナ「あとを追いましょう! Lenna: Let's follow!

She steps on the tile and also disappears. Faris follows shortly. Galuf hesitates.

ガラフ「ここは…見おぼえが…
    塔であった兵士もわしの事
    を知っておったし…
Galuf: This place... looks familiar...
 and the soldier at the tower
 knew me...
ガラフ「わしはいったい
    何者なんじゃ…
Galuf: Who in blazes am I...?

He follows the others. The warp leads to another meteorite, this one on the continent to the west. The wyvern couldn't get here thanks to the mountains surrounding the starting continent. Note that if you have any reason to return to the Tycoon and Worus region, the warp goes both ways.


カルナックの町 Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Town of Karnak

After a fairly long walk, the party comes across a town. Soldiers deny entry to the nearby castle and steamship, and there's a large wall blocking further travel, so the town it is. A moat of lava flows by the entrance, and flames burn here and there in the town, so we can say with a fair deal of certainty that the Fire Crystal is nearby. Let's try talking to some townspeople.

Also remember to play the piano in the pub. Still pretty lousy.

ここはカルナックの町。
火のクリスタルの力で
うるおう町。
This is the town of Karnak.
The town benefits from the
power of the Fire Crystal.
城には入れないよ。
いん石から出てきた魔物が、城の
クリスタルをねらってるんだ。
You can't enter the castle.
The monster that came out of the
meteorite is after the castle's Crystal.
いん石から出てきら魔物は、町は
おそわなんだよ。
The monster that came out of the
meteorite doesn't attack the town.
古代図書館の人が、クリスタルの
力を使うなと言ってきたそうで
す。
あんまりしつこいんで、
おこった女王は、かべを作って、
古代図書館との行き来を
きんじました。
I hear people from the Ancient
Library started saying not to use
the Crystal's power.
The queen was so angry at how
insistent they were that she built
a wall and forbade all contact with
the Ancient Library.
クリスタルのおかげで、かんたんに
武器や防具が作れるのさ!
だから、ここの武器や防具は、
すっごく安いぜ!!
We can make weapons and
armors easily thanks to the Crystal!
That's why the weapons and armors
here are incredibly inexpensive!!

As advertised, the town's weapons and armors are quite inexpensive. However, as soon as the party tries buying any...

「おまえら!」
「そのまま うごくなっ!!」
: You there!
: Don't move a muscle!!

A random idio... I mean, townsperson, walks in and stares at them.

「こいつらだ!
『???
: It's them!
"???"
「魔物の仲間だろ!
 いん石から出てき所を
 見たんだぞ!!
: You're with the monster!
 I saw you coming out
 of the meteorite!!

Guards come in and march the party off.

Allow me to take a few moments to point out how ridiculous the preceding scene is. To start with, what's a random townsperson doing all the way out at the meteorite? It's a pretty long walk from town, with monsters the whole way. Not exactly what I'd call a pleasant stroll. Then, for whatever reason, he spots them in the weapon/armor shop just in time to prevent a purchase (maybe 10 seconds after they walk in), but is somehow unable to locate them during a full night's stay at the local inn. The guards then appear out of nowhere and arrest a group of armed but otherwise relatively normal people without a second thought, solely on the word of this random guy, and without giving them any chance to plead their case. That last part may not be quite so unbelievable considering the paranoia that seems to have gripped the locals, but you'd think Lenna would have the sense to identify herself. They'd have to be complete morons to detain a princess without a very good reason, unless they're trying to start a war, or the two countries are already at war. Well, anyway, back to the story.


ろうや Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Jail

They awaken in a dark jail cell. Someone's in the next cell over, doing something in the corner. There's no way out of the cell. After a while, the man in the neighboring cell walks over to the dividing wall and blows it open, but isn't pleased with the result.

「まいったのー…
『!?
: I give up...
"!?"
「とっておきの、爆薬を
 使ったのにのー…
 ぬけたさきも、ろうやとは…
 トホホホ…
: I even used my stash of explosives...
 just to come out in another cell...?
 How pitiful...

He turns back toward his cell. The party looks at each other for a few moments, then breaks out laughing. Well, at least they're not succumbing to depression...

「お前たち!
 今、わらったな!!
: Hey!
 You just laughed!!

The party shakes their heads in denial.

「まあよい。
 わしはシドじゃ。
: Never mind.
 I'm Cid.

Cid, huh? Let me guess, you're a genius with a knack for technology and a fondness for airships, right?

レナ「えっ!シド? クリスタルの
   力を増幅する機械を作った…
Lenna: What! Cid? The one who made
 the machines to amplify the Crystals...?

Cid drops his gaze.

シド「…… Cid: ...
レナ「ごめんなさい。
シド「いや、いいんじゃ。みんな
   わしのせいなんじゃからな…
Lenna: I'm sorry.
Cid: No, that's fine. It's
 all my fault anyway...
古代図書館で見つけた本によると、
はるか昔、クリスタルは今とはくら
べものにならないくらい強い力を
持っていたのじゃ…
わしは、タイクーン、ウォルス、
カルナックにあるクリスタルを
研究し、その力を増幅する機械を
作りだした…
だが、まちがいじゃった…
クリスタルの力を増幅させれば
クリスタルはくだけちってしまう…
みんな、わしのせいじゃ…
According to books we found in the
Ancient Library, the Crystals long
ago used to have power that was
far beyond what they have now...
I studied the Crystals in Tycoon,
Worus, and Karnak, and invented
machines to amplify their power...
That was a mistake, though...
The Crystals shatter if you
amplify their power...
It's all my fault...
『でもなんでこんな所に?
「タイクーン、ウォルスの
 クリスタルは間に合わなかったが
 せめてカルナックのクリスタル
 だけでも、くだけちるのを防が
 なくてはと思いやってきた…
 じゃが、機械をとめようとしたら
 つかまってしまったのじゃ…
"But why are you here?"
: I was too late for the Crystals in
 Tycoon and Worus, but I came
 here with the idea that I had to
 at least prevent Karnak's Crystal
 from shattering...
 However, I was captured when
 I tried to stop the machine...
『目的は同じってわけか…
「おぬしらもクリスタルを守りに?
"Then we have the same goals..."
: You're here to protect the Crystal too?

Butz nods.

『こいつらにたのまれてよ! "We've been asked to by these!"

He holds out the shards. Cid leaps in astonishment.

「なんと!?
 クリスタルのかけらに!!
 お前たち…いったい…!?
: What!?
 By the Crystal shards!!
 Who... ARE you...!?
大臣「大変だー! シド博士!! Chancellor: We have trouble! Dr. Cid!!

An important-looking man walks into the jail and opens the cell. He doesn't seem to notice that Cid is in the wrong cell, or that the party is with him.

シド「どうしたんじゃ?
大臣「やっぱり、シド博士のいわれ
   たとおりでした!
   クリスタルにひびが入って!
Cid: What's wrong?
Chancellor: It really is just
 as you said, Dr. Cid!
 The Crystal has cracked!
シド「なにっ!
大臣「とりあえず機械はとめたので
   すが、クリスタルの力は増幅
    するばかりで…
Cid: What!
Chancellor: We have stopped
 the machine, but the Crystal's
 power just keeps amplifying...
シド「火力船か…
大臣「えっ?
シド「たぶん火力船がクリスタルの
   力を吸い取っているんじゃ…
Cid: The steamship...
Chancellor: What?
Cid: Probably the steamship is
 sucking up the Crystal's power...
大臣「シド博士、どうか力を貸して
   ください!
Chancellor: Dr. Cid, please help us!

Cid walks back into the cell and leads the others out.

シド「この者に手伝ってもらう!
大臣「えっ!でもこいつらはいん石
   から出てきた、ウェアウルフ
   たちの仲間ですよ!
Cid: These people are helping too!
Chancellor: What! But they came
 out of the meteorite. They're
 with the werewolves!
シド「だめなら、わしも手伝わん! Cid: If they can't help, I won't!
大臣「わ…、わかりました。 Chancellor: V... very well.
シド「手伝ってくれるか? Cid: You will help?

He's now addressing the party. They nod.

シド「わしは先に火力船に行く。
   危険な所じゃ。
   じゅうぶん、じゅんびをして
   こい。まっとるそ!
Cid: I'll go ahead to the steamship.
 It's a dangerous place.
 Come once you're well
 prepared. I'll be waiting!

Cid and the chancellor leave, and the party is free to go.


カルナック城 Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Karnak Castle

The jail turns out to be under the castle, which has all sorts of tempting treasure chests that are unreachable thanks to those annoying flames that seem to be everywhere. As usual, let's talk to some of the people wandering around.

火力船は風がふかなくても、走る
ことができるんだぜ!
The steamship can run even
without the wind blowing!
火のクリスタルの力でエンジンを
動かすのです!
The engine runs on the
Fire Crystal's power!
クリスタルにひびが入って…
炎が、ふき出したのです。
The Crystal cracked...
and flames gushed out.

A bedridden commander in one room mumbles something disturbing...

黒いかげが… うっ… Black shadow... ugh...

And as if there weren't enough problems already...

大臣「火力船でシド博士が待って
   います… それにしても
   こんな時に、女王様は
   いったいどこに?
Chancellor: Dr. Cid is waiting
 on the steamship... but where
 has the queen gotten to
 at a time like this?

As the party is about to leave the castle, the soldiers at the gate cry out.

兵士「ウェアウルフだあ!! Soldier: Werewolf!!

A creature that does indeed appear to be a werewolf approaches the gate, though it doesn't seem to be attacking.

兵士「城には入れせん!! Soldier: Don't let it in the castle!!

The soldiers flank the werewolf, and there's a red flash and exploding noise. The werewolf looks startled and runs off.

シド博士の爆薬で、なんとか
追いはらいましたが、また
いつ来るか…
We've managed to drive it off with
Dr. Cid's explosives, but it's bound
to come back eventually...

カルナックの町 Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Town of Karnak

It's time for some shopping. The previously locked magic store sells White, Black, and Timespace spells up to level 3, and it's now possible to shop for weapons and armor without being disturbed, but there's a catch.

武器や防具を作るのに、クリスタル
の力を使えなくなったので
店では値上げをしましたよ。
Now that we can't use the Crystal's
power to make weapons and armors,
they've raised prices in the stores.

Oh well. It's still a good idea to stock up if you can afford it.


火力船 Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Steamship

It looks like an ordinary ship from the outside, except for the paddlewheels on the sides and the lack of sails. Cid walks up to meet the party.

シド「待っておったぞ! Cid: I've been waiting!
シド「やはり、この船のエンジンが
   火のクリスタルの力を吸い
   取っているようじゃ。
『エンジンが?
Cid: It seems that the ship's
 engine really is sucking up
 the Fire Crystal's power.
"The engine?"
シド「そうじゃ。早くエンジンを
   とめないと、火のクリスタル
   は、くだけちってしまう。
   行ってくれるか!?
Cid: Right. If we don't hurry
 and stop the engine, the
 Fire Crystal will shatter.
 You'll go, right!?

The party nods, and Cid leads them to a doorway.

シド「ここからは中に入ることが
   できる… だが気をつけろ!
   中に魔物が入りこんでおる。
   たのんだぞっ!!
Cid: You can get in through
 here... but be careful!
 Monsters have gotten inside.
 I'm counting on you!!

Once past the plain wooden exterior, the steamship is clearly no ordinary vessel. Metal, piping, and machinery are everywhere, and whoever designed it clearly didn't have convenience in mind. Make sure to take every pipe into the conveyor belt room and grab all the treasures, particularly the Thief's Bracer, Green Beret, and Full Moon. There is a save point eventually, followed by a relatively simple maze of moving platforms. Shortly after, the party reaches a room humming with machinery. The queen is there, standing by the engine.

レナ「カルナック女王!! Lenna: Queen Karnak!!
『えっ!? "What!?"

A creepy dark something engulfs the queen. The screen tints red.

女王「われの復活をじゃまする
   者よ!
   消えてなくなるがいい!!
Queen: You who would
 hinder my revival!
 May you be no more!!

The engine bursts into flames that converge on the party.

Boss battle! The Liquid Flame changes randomly between three forms when hit: a humanoid, a hand, and a tornado. It starts in humanoid form, and changes only when it takes damage. Each form has different attacks, with the humanoid preferring Flame (group attack, base damage = 1/4 of target's max HP) and also using it as a counterattack, the tornado form preferring to cast Fira on itself to heal and counterattacking with Magnet (forces a character into the front row), and the hand form mostly attacking with Fingertip (physical attack, adds 'paralysis') and countering with Fira. The boss will drop different items depending on which form you beat it in: Katon no Jutsu for the humanoid, a Flame Rod for the hand, and a Flame Bow for the tornado. I'd suggest trying to kill it in the tornado form to get a head start on bows. And all you kleptomaniacs out there will be disappointed to find out that none of the three forms have any items to steal. So sad.

Want tactics? The Time Mage's Gravity spell works on the humanoid and tornado forms, so if you can start the battle with that, it's out half its HP already. Beyond that, Blizzara and Shiva work well, especially with an Ice Rod equipped, and so does a Sword Mage with a Blizzara-enhanced sword. Just note that the hand is immune to magic, which apparently includes a Sword Mage with an enchanted sword, so make sure you have plain physical attacks available for that form. And if you can spare the money, try breaking an Ice Rod or two on it (equip the rod and use it as an item). Ouch.

The engine explodes and the queen collapses after the battle.

『カルナック女王! "Queen Karnak!"
「私は何者かにあやつられて
 いました… 邪悪な心…
 闇(やみ)をもとめる者に……
『女王!
: I was being controlled by
 someone... an evil heart...
 one who seeks darkness...
"Queen!"
「クリスタルがくだけちるのは
 機械のせいだけではありませ
 ん…
: It's not just because of the
 machines that the Crystals
 are shattering...
「邪悪な心が、それを利用し
 みずからの復活をはたそうと
 しているのです…
: The evil heart is using that,
 trying to bring about its own
 revival...
「お願いです。火のクリスタルを
 守ってください。そこのパイプ
 から、クリスタルの所へ
 行けるはず…
: I beg of you. Please protect
 the Fire Crystal. You should
 be able to get to the Crystal
 through the pipe there...

カルナック城 Butz Lenna Galuf Faris Karnak Castle

The pipe leads to the Crystal room under the castle, where the Crystal remains intact.

レナ「火のクリスタル! Lenna: The Fire Crystal!

A wall breaks open and the werewolf enters.

ウルフ「おお!無事か!! Wolf: Oh! It's safe!!

He walks toward the party, then looks startled.

ウルフ「ガラフか!? Wolf: Galuf!?
『ウェアウルフ!! "Werewolf!!"
「よせ! おれは敵じゃない! : Stop! I'm not your enemy!
『えっ!? "Huh?"

Galuf looks confused.

ウルフ「ガラフ!
    どうしたんだ!?
Wolf: Galuf!
 What's wrong!?
ガラフ「わしを知っとるのか!?
    うう……
    何も思い出せん…いったい
    わしは、何者なんじゃ…
Galuf: You know me!?
 Ugh...
 I can't remember a thing...
 who the heck am I...?

As he's standing there in a puzzled state, a soldier walks in and flips the lever on the far wall.

ウルフ「何をするんだ!
    そんなことをしたら
    クリスタルが、くだけちっ
    てしまう!
Wolf: What are you doing!?
 If you do that, the
 Crystal will shatter!

A creepy dark something engulfs the soldier.

「これで3つ…
 あと1つで、封印(ふういん)が
 とけるぞ…
 ファファファ……
: This makes three...
 One more, and the
 seal will break...
 Hwa hwa hwa...

The soldier vanishes. Butz rushes over to the lever, with the rest of the party following, but...

『だめだ、レバーがこわれてる!
 もとにもどらない!
"No good, the lever's broken!
 It won't go back!"

Pipes extend from the walls to the Crystal platform, cutting between the party and the werewolf. He moves to block a third pipe from connecting, but it doesn't look like he can hold it for long.

「ガラフ! おれが、もちこたえる
 間に、逃げろ!
 最後の一つ…土のクリスタルを
 守るんだ!!
: Galuf! Run away while
 I can still hold out!
 Protect the last one...
 the Earth Crystal!!

The shaking gets worse, and the room starts bursting into flames.

「さあ行け!
 クリスタルが、くだけちれば
 この部屋は炎でいっぱいになる!
 早くこの城を脱出するんだ!
 そして、土のクリスタルを
 守ってくれ!!
: Now go!
 When the Crystal shatters this
 room will be filled with flames!
 Hurry and escape the castle!
 And protect the Earth Crystal!!
『ウェアウルフ!
レナ「助けましょう!!
"Werewolf!"
Lenna: Let's help him!!

They try approaching him, but more flames block their way, and then the floor collapses beneath them, leaving the werewolf alone in the room.

「ガラフ…
 たのんだぞ……
: Galuf...
 I'm counting on you...

The Crystal shatters, and the heat released fries the werewolf. Poor guy.

The party lands in a room below. Butz recovers first and helps Lenna up, then rouses Faris as Lenna helps Galuf. The flames that had been in the room vanish.

ファリス「炎が消えていく… Faris: The flames are disappearing...
『火のクリスタルの力が、失われた
 のか…
"Has the Fire Crystal's
 power been lost...?"

They hurry upstairs to check. Only shards remain of the Crystal, and just to be annoying, they're out of reach.

レナ「クリスタルが…
   くだけちってしまった…
Lenna: The Crystal...
 shattered...
ガラフ「ウェアウルフは? Galuf: And the werewolf?
『たぶん、炎にまきこまれて… "Probably caught in the flames..."
レナ「急がなきゃ! Lenna: We've got to hurry!
レナ「この城は火のクリスタルの力
   で、たもたれていた!
Lenna: This castle was supported
 by the Fire Crystal's power!
『クリスタルが、くだけちれば…
 城は爆発する!?
"If the Crystal shatters...
 the castle explodes!?"
レナ「ええ!
   もう、あまり時間がないわ!
Lenna: Yes!
 There's not much time left!

...seriously? Why doesn't it just collapse?

The party rushes down the stairs, past a pot (it's a recovery pot, so backtrack long enough to heal!) and up the next stairway.

カルナックイ城爆発まで…

      10分!
Time until Karnak Castle explosion...

     10 minutes!

Well, there's good news and bad news. You have only ten minutes to escape the castle (bad!). The party automatically runs during this entire time, even without the Thief skill (good!). There are monsters in the castle now, and the timer keeps going during battles and even in the menu screen (evil!). With the flames gone, all those tempting chests are now accessible (good!). There will never be another chance to loot them, and most also have monsters inside (bad!). You can steal a Mage Masher from a Sorcerer and an Elixir from a Gigas; use the Thief's !Mug to save time (good!).

Chest contents: 3x 2000 gil, 5x Elixir, Shuriken, Raijin no Jutsu, Main Gauche, Elf Manteau, Ribbon, Esuna (level 4 White Magic)

You'll need to save some extra time at the end, since there's a boss of sorts the way out (bad!). At first, it seems to be the usual random encounter of a Sergeant and three Karnaks, but the Sergeant is unusually tough...

『こ こいつ…… "Th-this one's...
「ただの ぐんそうじゃないわ! : He's no ordinary Sergeant!

Feminine line. Of the four party members, only Lenna talks like that.

「正体をみせろー! : Show your true self!

This one is less distinctive and could be either Galuf or Faris. I'm leaning toward Faris.

「ドゥハハハハ : Dhahahaha
「おれさまはなあ : Well you see, I'm
「しょうきんかせぎの : the bounty hunter
「アイアンクローさまよ! : Iron Claw!
「変身!! : Transform!!

It jumps off the top of the screen and comes back down in its true form, an odd biped with six pointy tentacles.

Steal a Hero Potion if you like, but the real prize here is Blue Magic. Make sure someone with Learning gets hit by Death Claw before the battle ends. It's a brutal skill that reduces the target to single-digit HP and causes 'paralysis', and it works on a surprising number of opponents, including many bosses...

The castle explodes after the party leaves. The Crystal shards scatter, with three of them landing by the party, and who knows where the other two went. Don't worry, they'll turn up later...

『クリスタルのかけら…
レナ「力を貸してくれるの…
"The Crystal shards..."
Lenna: They're lending us their power...
かけらに眠る勇者の心… The hearts of heroes sleep in the shards...
魔獣使い Butz - Tamer Lenna - Tamer Galuf - Tamer Faris - Tamer Beast Tamer

To be more accurate, beast monsters, not simply beasts.

かけらに眠る勇者の心… The hearts of heroes sleep in the shards...
風水士 Butz - Geomancer Lenna - Geomancer Galuf - Geomancer Faris - Geomancer Geomancer

風水 refers to Chinese geomancy or feng shui, so arguably "Feng Shui-ist" is more accurate, but let's face it, that looks stupid.

かけらに眠る勇者の心… The hearts of heroes sleep in the shards...
忍者 Butz - Ninja Lenna - Ninja Galuf - Ninja Faris - Ninja Ninja

And back to the world map. The castle is reduced to rubble, and the explosion took a large chunk out of the wall too, clearing the way west.



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