Dialogues of 10th Seal Stages
Stage1: Candlelight in Fantasy
Floor1: The Sacred Harp
Summoner had successfully brought the sanity of Behemoth back from a berserk rage. With its help, they arrived at the Ritual Remains of Oroz. Right as they entered, a harp from afar caught their attentions.
Sonata: It’s...someone singing…
Summoner: I can hear it, but who is that? And the song sounds familiar…
Zana: It’s song of life. Every life listens to it when they were born.
Delta: It’s Zana’s voice!
Zana: Summoner, child of destiny, the one who can break the rotten future. I’ve been expecting you. Come over here, I have a song to play for you.
Floor2: Melody of the Score
Sonata: Zana… she is my ancestor. Her voice is so beautiful …
Sonata: Summoner, hurry up. I need to ask her about the second half of “Whisper of Monesis”!
Summoner: Sure, I also wonder why she would know me.
Delta: She’s gotta be around the harp. It’s at the center of the altar, where we used to hold ceremonies.
Glauox: Let’s go!
Floor3: Hall of Prayers
Sonata: Wheeze...what’s going on here? So many enemies here! I can’t really do anything now. You’ve gotta protect me!
Summoner: “The enemies...are they god’s reinforcement? Is Behemoth doing ok back there?”
Sonata: I can’t die before mastering the “Whisper of Monesis”!
Delta: Just head through this passage and we’ll make it to the altar.
Stage2: The Flying Notes
Floor1: Thoughts of Pureness
Delta: Ms. Zana, we finally meet again!
Zana: It’s my pleasure to meet you. I guess you must be startled right? Waking up and realizing that the world has completely changed.
Zana: Worry not, my descendant and the chosen Summoner. I’ve set up a magic barrier to block those intruders temporarily.
Summoner: How do you know my name?
Zana: Monesis told me, when the world is contaminated by the Eldus.
Floor2: All in Harmony
Zana: Sit down. Let me show you an ancient song…
As she performed with the harp, a vague vision was revealed in their eyes. There was an altar too, but it was completely different from the altar here. That was a cheerful place. Elves, beasts, dragons and machinas gathered to celebrate a ceremony of some sort.
Pompeii: Thank you for joining our ceremony. Let us stay with Monesis to make this land flourish.
Bahamut: All credits go to Pompeii. If it wasn’t you insisting on your belief, we would have been separate from each other.
Behemoth: True. When Pompeii came to me, I almost crushed him into pieces. He was the only one who didn’t back down from my intimidation.
Zana: Then allow me to perform a song to commemorate the hero Pompeii.
Floor3: Sparkling Evilness
???: How dare you ugly creatures trapping our “mother” in here! You’re damned!
Intruders broke into the ceremony and attacked abruptly. Without expecting this, some creatures were injured; Screams of pain were echoing over the altar.
Pompeii: Stop it!
When they were about to strike again, Pompeii stood up for everyone, gathered elemental power and conjured a firewall to protect all the present races.
Stage3: Abrupt End of the Music
Floor1: Tempted By Power
???: You are the leader?
Pompeii: We don’t need a leader. Everyone is equal.
???: Hahaha! So you’re a fool...I have no time to waste. We are Eldus, and we've come to take our mother back.
Pompeii: Your mother?
Eldus: The being that is hidden somewhere deep into the ground, her power resonates us down there.
Floor2: Emotionally-Driven Desire
Pompeii: Underground...You mean Monesis?
Eldus: It’s not your Monesis. She is our mother! We’ve been patient searching from place to place, and now we found her!
Eldus: The power lying here resembles the source of our creation...I’m sure mother is right here underneath.
Floor3: The Selfishness Aroused
Eldus: Pick a side. Follow this hypocrite Machina who actually controls you with his so-called “equal” ideology, or made a deal with us.
Eldus: Those who join us shall be glorified with rewards, power, status and dominance over this land.
Behemoth: It’s nonsense! No way will we accept this absurd deal!
Eldus: Each race strives to grow stronger, to become the most powerful in the world.
Stage4: Battle Song Begins
Floor1: A Face Off
On this land of intertwining trees, an elf was resting on a treetop, gazing at the starry sky. Zana came trippingly, landing on the other top.
Zana: You met the Eldus, didn’t you?
Elf of the West: I knew it. Nothing can be hidden from you. We elves are intelligent, but this fragile body has dragged us down to the most inferior species! I will not surrender to that.
Floor2: Sorrow of the Soul
Zana: Does being a dominator really matter to you?
Elf of the West: Of course. I’m not that naive like Pompeii, chasing his daydream like an ignorant child.
Zana: But Pompeii has the most graceful and purest pulsation I’ve ever heard. He is dedicated to achieving his belief. I trust him.
Elf of the West: Zana, since when did you become so childish to believe in this joke?
Floor3: Choice of the Elf
Zana: ...So do you...Fascinated by the words of the Eldus.
Elf of the West: Don’t be foolish! I trust nobody, and I hate those arrogant intruders. But so what? I don’t care who it is as long as it benefits me.
Elf of the West: This land needs no other species but us the elves. Come, Zana! Let us write our glorious history!
Elf of the West: Sing a triumphant song with your amazing voice!
Zana: I...won’t. We’re not on the same page.
Zana: I only do it for Pompeii, for his dream.
Stage5: Requiem for the Elves
Floor1: Sorrowful Sigh
Elf of the West: Zana, by the time we meet next time, we’ll be enemies.
The elf then left Zana behind, who was in tears when she raised her head.
Zana: Why do conflicts never end? Why can’t we just agree to disagree?
Zana sang a song to express her melancholy; vessels from the land and trees resonated with her rhythm, giving out iridescent lights.
Zana: “Monesis...is calling me…”
Floor2: Longing for Peace
Zana walked deep into Oroz to the “Pilgrimage”, where resided the most respectable creature of all beings——Monesis.
Zana: The almighty Monesis, I’ve answered your call to meet you.
Zana: Monesis, the origin of life, please tell me. Why there will always be conflicts? Why can’t disagreements be eradicated?
Zana: Ah! So many voices in my head…
Floor3: Score for Monesis
Zana: This is...our future...No...I don’t want it. It’s too much sorrow and despair…
Zana: ...Understood. I’ll deliver your words by composing a score, to prevent the future from collapse…
As she stopped singing, the vision also faded away.
Zana: This is our story happened long long time ago. And it’s the key to our future.
Summoner: Collapse of the future ...Do you mean the realm?
Zana: The backflow and disorder of elements are tearing the land apart——
Summoner: I have to stop the chaos!
Zana: For the sake of the realm, you need to wake up the natives hibernating in the deep. Delta, you got the key from Pompeii, right?
Delta: Huh? How did you know?
Zana: From Monesis. I’ll be reactivating the instruments on the altar. And you need to defeat me to prove yourself.
Floor4: Symphony of Elves’ Dream
Zana: Although Summoner is the child of destiny, I won’t let you proceed easily. If you can’t even take me down, going further is just a waste of your time.
Zana: Bring it on. Show me what you’ve got.
Zana: Summoner, you truly live up to Monesis’s expectation. Allow me to play a song for you. May the elves guide you through your journey.
Zana: Sonata, my descendant, you’re destined to go underground with the child of destiny, and perform the most wonderful song “Whisper of Monesis” with your life.