Chapter XII: Mt. Gagazet

Gagazet — Mountain Gate

[Biran leaps out and bars path. Kelk approaches.]
Kelk: Summoner Yuna and guardians, leave here at once!
[Party looks around; Ronso surround them.]
Kelk: Gagazet is Ronso land, sacred mountain of Yevon. The mountain will not bear the footsteps of infidels!
Biran: Enemy of Yevon is enemy of Ronso! Leave, traitors!

Yuna: I have cast aside Yevon! I… I follow the temple no more!
Kelk: Then you will die by those words!
Yuna: So be it. Yevon has warped the teachings and betrayed us all!
Wakka: Nothing but a bunch of low-down tricksters, eh?
Tidus: Yeah! Yeah!
Rikku: Yeah! Yeah!
Yuna: We have no regrets.
Yenke: Blasphemers!
Kelk: A summoners and her guardians…

Lulu: Lord Kelk Ronso, if I may. Have you not also turned your back on Bevelle?
Auron: But still, you guard Gagazet as a Ronso, not a maester. Yuna is much the same.
Biran: Elder Kelk! Let Biran rend them asunder!
Yenke: No escape! Not one!

Yuna: No, we will not flee. We will fight, and continue on.
Kelk: You have been branded a traitor, but still you would fight Sin? Lost to the temple, hated by the people, yet you continue your pilgrimage? Everything lost! What do you fight for?
Yuna: I fight for Spira. The people long for the Calm. I can give it to them. It’s all I can give. Defeating Sin, ending pain…this I can do.
Kelk: Even sacrificing yourself? (Ponders a while.) Ronso, let them pass! Summoner Yuna, your will is stronger than steel. Tempered steel that even the mightiest Ronso could not hope to bend. Yuna, we bow to your will! Now go! The sacred heights of Gagazet welcome you.
Yuna: We thank you. (Deep bow)

Wakka: Gaah, my neck’s hurtin’.
Tidus: Zanarkand’s on the other side, huh?
Wakka: Yeah…your home, ya?
Tidus: As if you believed me.
Wakka: Hm. Maybe I do. The one on the other side here’s probably just a pile of rubble, ya? But somewhere out there is your Zanarkand. Somewhere, ya? Yeah, you’ll be home soon enough!
Tidus: I…hope you’re right.
Wakka: Yeah! Cheer up! Let’s do this!

¬Wakka: Better get ready. Ain’t no shops where we’re goin’.

Rikku: You think of anything yet?
 ¬I…there’s just so little time. Uh… I don’t know.
 ¬Ugh… This is a toughie…

Yuna: It’s just a little farther now.

Lulu: Yuna’s…grown stronger.
Tidus: Stronger, huh? I’d say it’s more like she’s driven, don’t you think?
Lulu: That’s why she’s strong. She’s still pressing forward. When weak people are driven they can’t go far before they break. She keeps going forward, because she is strong.

¬Lulu: Yuna has grown strong. And I… All I can do is try and keep up with her.
 ¬Let’s get ready for the climb.

Kimahri: Biran and Yenke gone.
Tidus: I wonder what they’re up to? Eh, it’s probably nothing!
Kimahri: Biran is hero of Ronso. Yenke is powerful warrior.
Tidus: Great… I hope we don’t have to fight them.
Kimahri: Kimahri must fight. Kimahri must win.

¬Kimahri: The sacred Gagazet. First time Kimahri climbs.

Auron: It is as I thought.
Tidus: What is?
Auron: Yevon is in turmoil. Mika tries to keep it whole, but it crumbles around him.
Tidus: Look, I couldn’t care less what happens to Yevon.
Auron: Because you are not of this world. To those who truly believe in the teachings… a time of much pain is coming.

¬Auron: Ten years ago, I looked up at Gagazet from where we stand now.
Tidus: My old man say anything?
Auron: I do not remember. All I could think of was how… how I might keep Braska alive.

¬Auron: Your duties as guardian will soon end.

Maester Kelk: Summoner Yuna’s words, they ring clear in my soul. Small voice, small frame, but a will that towers over Gagazet’s peak.
 ¬The path to the sacred heights is steep and lined with the dens of fiends. Strong guardians, be prepared, and guard your summoner well.
 ¬Guard your summoner with all your heart.

Female Ronso in yellow: To Ronso, losing horn is greatest disgrace. But hornless Kimahri return to mountain. Why?
 ¬Kimahri stand tall, unashamed. Lose horn, but gain friends.

Female Ronso in red: The cold winds of mountain, sharper than Ronso fangs. It stands in way of weak, and buries them in ice.
 ¬Prepare your body and mind. Reach for the peack of the mountain!

Merchant Ronso: The sacred heights of Gagazet shun the weak. Use Ronso weapons! (Shop)

Old Ronso in red kilt by save sphere: Young or old, Ronso all warriors. All must protect sacred mountain. Ronso sharpens fangs, until day of death.
 ¬It is great joy to see Kimahri return after ten years, a mighty Ronso! With this all is well. Praise to Yevon!
 ¬Now, be off. Mount Gagazet awaits.

Ronso in red: Quarrel between Biran and Kimahri started ten years ago. Young Ronso fight each other to show strength. Biran beat Kimahri, but Kimahri never admit losing. Not once. Angry Biran broken Kimahri’s horn. Kimahri could not bear shame and left sacred mountain.
 ¬Kimahri talk less after horn broken.

Back in the Calm Lands

After backtracking to Macalania Woods, chocobo trainer waits by south entrance to Calm Lands.
Trainer: Most chocobos around here are wild, so you can’t ride them without training them first. I’ve trained some chocobos. Do you want to ride one?

  • Let me ride one!
  • (Chocobo trots up, ready to ride.)
     ¬Trainer: What can I do for you? [ How do you ride a chocobo? | Let me train one. | Never mind. ]
     ¬Trainer: You’re doing well! Keep it up!
  • I’ll walk.
  • (Nothing)
  • Let me train one.
  • All right. Come with me.(Chocobo minigames)
  • How do you ride a chocobo?
  • (Tutorial)

Gagazet — Mountain Trail

[The party begins to climb, but the way is soon barred again.]

Biran: Halt!
Tidus: Haven’t you bothered us enough?
Biran: Summoner may pass. Guardians may pass. Kimahri not pass! Kimahri shame Ronso brothers. Kimahri forget his birth.
Yenke: Forget his people, forget his mountain. Little Ronso! Weakling Ronso!
Biran: Mountain hate the weak, hate the small. If you will climb…

Kimahri: Then I must prove my strength!
Biran: Think you will win? You not forget who took your horn! Never forget!
Yenke: Kimahri never beat brother Biran! Never win!

Kimahri: This time, I win. I will win!
Tidus: Why, you…Ugh!
Kimahri: (Shoves Tidus back)
Tidus: This some kind of Ronso thing?
Kimahri: Kimahri problem.
[They fight]
Biran: Biran rend you asunder!
Yenke: Hornless! Hornless!

Battle Dialog: Kimahri vs. Yenke and Biran
Yenke: Not good enough, Kimahri.
Biran: Too slow.
Yenke: Weak Ronso should know their place.
Biran: Herh! This is the strength of Kimahri!

If Kimahri knocks Biran down first…
Yenke: You will pay for this!

When Kimahri beats one or the other…
Yenke: You…win.
Biran: You win, Kimahri Ronso.

[Fight ends]
Biran: Strong is Kimahri. Biran is happy. Sacred Mount Gagazet! I honor the name of strong warrior who defeats Biran. Remember always, Gagazet! That name is Kimahri!
Yenke: Mountain knows Kimahri strong. Kimahri may pass.
Biran: Summoner! We Ronso will stop pursuers from temple.

Yuna: Truly?
Biran: Penance for breaking Kimahri’s horn, long ago.
Yenke: We crush enemies following behind.

Kimahri: Kimahri crush enemies standing before.
Biran: You are most fortunate summoner.
Yuna: I thank you. (Formal bow– less obsequious than usual!)
Yenke: Ronso will shine your statue brightest.
Yuna: ¦Thank you. But I fear that no one will make a statue for a traitor such as I am.
Biran: Then Ronso will make!
Yenke: With grand horn on head!

Yuna: That…would be wonderful.
Narration: I wanted to see Yuna’s statue, too. But I wanted to see it…with Yuna by my side.

Gagazet — Mountain Gate

After fight with Biran and Yenke…

Old Ronso: It must be the guidance of Summoner Yuna that Kimahri gained such strength. I extend our gratitude on behalf of all Ronso.
 ¬Pursuers from Yevon come soon. Make haste.

Ronso woman in yellow: Listen to the wind howl! Mt. Gagazet praises Kimahri’s victory.

Ronso woman in red: Worry not, small guardian. Summoner’s back, we Ronso will protect.

Ronso in red kilt: Biran and Yenke are brave Ronso. No bad feelings for losing duel. They will praise valiant Kimahri for winning with own strength.
 ¬Kimahri beat Biran. Kimahri learn much in ten years.

Gagazet — Mountain Trail

[The party climbs a little farther, and…]

Biran: Summoner Yuna!
Tidus: What is it this time?
[Yenke and Biran start Hymn of the Fayth. Other Ronso warriors march up and join in. Yuna bows to them, then it’s time to climb.]

Behind cliff on lower slopes, you can find…

Braska’s Sphere

[Recording: Braska in foreground, Auron and Jecht in background by recently-passed grave]

Braska: Hello, Yuna. I hope you are well. I wonder how old you are, now that you’re watching this sphere. You must be very beautiful, like your mother. I wish I could see you. Oh, by the way… Jecht and Auron send their regards. So far, our journey has been very entertaining. Of course, it is a hard journey, but I have no regrets. It is the path I have chosen. Yuna, when you have grown, you will have to find your own path. Do what you must do, the way you want to do it. Doors will always open themselves to those who do. Listen close, Yuna. Your future is yours to make. Live the way you want to. Whatever way that may be, you have your father’s full support. Yuna, I will always be with you.

Cairns/Grave Markers on Gagazet

Near start of trail…
Lulu: These mark the graves of summoners and guardians who failed.

Another cairn further up the trail…
Lulu: Summoners that die up here…aren’t sent to the Farplane.
Tidus: Why not?
Lulu: Who would send them? They die alone.
Tidus: So that means…
Lulu: Many have become fiends, and they may want Yuna’s company.
Tidus: Well, Yuna will be fine.
Lulu: (Sigh) You’re right.

Gravesite near the top…
Lulu: All this way, only to fail. It must have been tough.

High on the Mountainside

Wantz: Greetings, Lady Yuna. My name is Wantz.
Yuna: We have met several times before, right?
Tidus: Not running today?
Wantz: I have to carry on my brother’s business. You’ve met him, I think. O’aka XXIII, merchant extraordinaire?
Tidus: Wait, you’re that guy’s brother?
Wantz: Mm. (Nods) My brother wanted to come help Lady Yuna. But the temple imprisoned him for helping traitors.
Tidus: They imprisoned him because of us?
Watnz: He doesn’t regret it, though. In fact, he told me before they took him… “Don’t worry about me, just go help Lady Yuna.”
Yuna: But, why would your brother do this for us?
Wantz (Hangs head) : Well…Hey, this isn’t the time for talking! There’s dealing to be done!
Wantz: Welcome to Oa’aka’s. [Got any weapons? | Got any items? Leave.]
Yuna: I will be sure to keep your brother in my prayers.
Wantz: He’s doing the same for you, Lady Yuna.
Yuna: Thanks.

Gagazet– Prominence

Rikku: Zanarkand is on the other side, you know?
Tidus: I know.
Rikku: Yunie is gonna get the Final Aeon, you know?
Tidus: I know.
Rikku: I still haven’t thought of anything.
Tidus: Me neither.
Rikku: What are we gonna do?
Tidus: We’ll do something! We just don’t know enough yet. Until we do, we really can’t help Yuna. Let’s got to Zanarkand. We’ll find something there. It’ll all come together. I know it!
Rikku: Hey…
Tidus: Hm?
Rikku: Just now you sounded like a leader, you know?
Tidus: Star of the Zanarkand Abes! Didn’t anyone tell you?
Rikku: A-haa! (Mock-bows) Huh?
[Seymour is standing behind them.]
Seymour: Ah, the son of Jecht.
Tidus: Rikku, run ahead and tell Auron!
Rikku: You are not fighting him alone!
Tidus: Just go! Go!
Rikku: (Runs off)
Seymour: Now is your time to die. Prepare yourself, son of Jecht.
Tidus: Not if I can help it!
[The rest of the party rushes back]
Kimahri: Save some for Kimahri!
Seymour: Lady Yuna, it is a pleasure.
Lulu: Yuna!
Yuna: (Nods and begins sending)
Seymour: A sending, so soon? Allow me to say something to the last Ronso before I leave. (Cackle) Yours was…truly a gallant race. They threw themselves at me to bar my path. One…after another… (Cackle)
Kimahri: No…
Yuna: Kimahri…
Seymour: You could end the suffering of this poor Ronso.
Yuna: I don’t understand you!
Seymour: Allow Kimahri to die, and release him from his pain. Spira… is a land of suffering and sorrow caught in a spiral of death. To destroy–to heal–Spira, I will become Sin. Yes, with your help. Come with me, Yuna.
Tidus: (Steps in front of her)
Seymour: Once I have become the next Sin, your father will be freed again.
Tidus: (Sags, then rallies) What do you know?
[Seymour turns into Bigger Badder Nasty]
Seymour: Pitiful mortal. Your hope ends here. And you meaningless existence with it.

Battle Dialog: Party vs. Seymour

Trigger Command: Talk
Kimahri: You have angered Kimahri! The spirits of the Ronso will guide Kimahri’s spear!

Seymour: Do you not want to heal Spira’s sorrow? Let death carry you off into peaceful slumber.
Yuna: You can’t run from your fate!

Seymour: (Banishing aeon) Death awaits you!

[After defeating Seymour]
Tidus: And stay up there!

[The party starts to head out, but…]
Yuna: He will become Sin…with my help.
Auron: Lies. Forget them.
Yuna: If he becomes Sin, Sir Jecht will be saved.
Auron: We’re leaving.
Yuna: You know something! Tell me!
Auron: (Stony silence)
Yuna: (Confronts Tidus) Tell me!
Tidus: (Hangs his head) Sin’s…my old man.
Wakka: You hit your head?
Tidus: Sin is my old man. My old man became Sin! I don’t know how or why he did it. I felt him, inside. And when I did, I knew it was true. My old man is Spira’s suffering. Sorry.
Yuna: Even…knowing that Sin is your father… Still, you know, I must…
Tidus: I know. Let’s get him. I think my old man would want that.
Lulu: You’d fight your own father?
Tidus: Yeah. No problem there.
Wakka: Uh… ‘Bout your old man… You sure this ain’t some kinda bad toxin dream or something?
Tidus: (Sighs)
Wakka: Then, Chappu… I, uh… I think I’ll just pretend I didn’t hear nothing. I’m getting a little confused, ya? Why… Why’d all this have to happen?
Auron: We’ll learn when we arrive. Soon.

Gagazet — Fayth Cluster

Yuna: Wow!

FMV: The Summit

[They reach a cliff studded with thousands of Fayth, and a weird column of water rising up.]

Wakka: Wh-What are those?
Yuna: Those are fayth. A summoning! Someone is using these fayth! Someone is drawing energy from all of them!
Rikku: This many?
Lulu: Who wields power on this scale, and what could they be calling?
Rikku: (To Auron) Hey, you know something, don’t you? Spill the beans!
Auron: Look not to others for knowledge. This is your journey, too.
Rikku: Yunie might die, you know?
Tidus: No… Auron’s right.
Rikku: Huh?
Tidus: This is our… This is my story.
Tidus: (Goes up to wall and touches it…)
Tidus: Whoa!
(Pulled in)


[Tidus wakes up on the dock of his houseboat]
Tidus: Eh?
[Enters and finds his own room. Creepy Little Kid ™ appears.]
Creepy Kid: Welcome home.
Tidus: You…
Creepy Kid: Remember me? We met in Bevelle.
Tidus: Uh…Yeah.
Creepy Kid: But that wasn’t the first time we met. I’ve known about you for a long time. A long, long time.
Tidus: I…I feel like I know you, too. Where are we?
Creepy Kid: (Chuckles) Silly, don’t recognize your own home?
[Creepy kid vanishes and ghostly images of Wakka and Rikku appear]
Wakka: What’s gotten into you? Hey!
Rikku: Wake up! Wake up!
Tidus: Wait…this is a dream.
Creepy Kid: (Runs back in) Precisely.
Tidus: A dream? Are you crazy? I don’t have time to be dreaming now!
Creepy Kid: You’re wrong. It’s not that you’re dreaming. You are a dream.
Tidus: Huh? Wait a sec.
[Creepy Little Kid runs outside. Tidus finds him on upper deck.]

Creepy Kid: Long ago, there was a war.
Tidus: Yeah, with machina, right?
Creepy Kid: Yes. A war between Zanarkand and Bevelle. Bevelle’s machina assured their victory from the start. Spira had never seen such power. The summoners of Zanarkand didn’t stand a chance. Zanarkand was doomed to oblivion. That’s why we tried to save it–if only in a memory.
Tidus: What did you do?
Creepy Kid: The remaining summoners and the townspeople that survived the war… They all became fayth– fayth for the summoning.
Tidus: The summoning… You mean Sin?
Creepy Kid: No. I mean this place. A Zanarkand that never sleeps.
Tidus: What?
Creepy Kid: The dreams of the fayth summoned the memories of the city. They summoned all the buildings, all the people who lived there.
Tidus: The people… What, they’re all dreams? Me, too?
Creepy Kid: Yes, you’re a dream of the fayth. You, your father, your mother, everyone. All dreams. And if the fayth stop dreaming…
[Zanarkand vanishes; all that’s left is melted bits of dock and houseboat]
Tidus: No!
Tidus: So what if I’m a dream! I…I like being here.
Creepy Kid: We’ve been dreaming so long…we’re tired. Would you and your father… Would you let us rest? Both you and your father have been touched by Sin. Sin, the one around whom all Spira–the spiral–revolves.
Tidus: What are you saying?
Creepy Kid: You two are more than just dreams now.
Yuna: (fleeting image) Wake up! Wake up, please!
Creepy Kid: Just a little more, and maybe… Maybe you are the dream that will end our dreaming at last.

Back by Wall of the Fayth

[Tidus wakes up with friends clustered around him]
Yuna: Are you all right?
Tidus: (Gets up)
Yuna: Oh, phew.
Rikku: Hey! We were so worried about you!
Lulu: You okay?
Tidus: I…I’m okay.
Yuna: What happened?
Tidus: Nothing… I blacked out. I was dreaming. You called me…and I woke up. (Stretches with exaggerated nonchalance) Nothing like a good nap! Well, I’m ready. Let’s go!

Gagazet — Mountain Cave

[The party comes to a flooded tunnel]
Wakka: Looks like we got a job to do, ya?
Lulu: If anything should happen in the water, we’re relying on you three. If it gets dangerous, pull out quick.
Wakka: Right!
Yuna: Be careful, okay?

[Near exit]
Auron: They’ll be upon us soon. She has sent fiends to test our summoner’s strength.
Yuna: Who is “she”?
Auron: Yunalesca.
Yuna: Lady Yunalesca?
Auron: In Zanarkand, she awaits the arrival of the strongest.
Yuna: She…is still alive?
Auron: As much as Mika and Seymour.
Yuna: I see.
Auron: Lost your nerve?
Yuna: No. Nothing frightens me now.
Auron: Braska would be proud.
Yuna: Then…I must not let him down.

Gagazet — Summit Region

[Exiting cave…]
Auron: It comes!
[They defeat another Big Nasty]

Rikku: Hey! Can’t we rest a little?
Auron: No need. We reach the summit soon.
Rikku: I know, that’s why I want to stop for a bit. Soon means that… there’s not much time left.
Yuna: Rikku…
Rikku: Fine. I’ll think on the way.
Tidus: (Tidus lags behind, sighs)
Wakka: Hey, come on, let’s go.
Tidus: We are almost there, aren’t we?
Wakka: We’ve come a long way.
Auron: (Soft chuckle)
Tidus: What’s so funny?
Auron: You remind me of myself. Before, the closer I came to Zanarkand, the more I wondered…when we arrive, Braska will call the Final Aeon… He will fight Sin, then die. I thought my mind was made up long before. But when I stood here, my resolve wavered.
Wakka: Huh, never would’ve figured. Legendary guardians choke sometimes, too, ya?
Auron: (Snort) Legendary guardian? I was just a boy. A boy about your age, actually. I wanted to change the world, too. But I changed nothing. That is my story.
Tidus: …
[The party pauses and looks out.]

FMV: The Last Chapter

[TIdus looks out over Zanarkand’s desolation with Yuna beside him.]
Narration: A city dead for a thousand years. A city I had to see with my own eyes. The end of Yuna’s journey. The last chapter in my story.

Narration: My thoughts, they kept floating up, and then slipping through my fingers. Slipping away before I could pin them down with words.
Rikku: Yuna, I say no! If we go down there, then you’ll…
Yuna: Rikku. You’re a true friend, and I thank you, but… I must go…down, to Zanarkand.
Rikku: I’m not saying we shouldn’t go. But shouldn’t we think about it some more? There’s gotta be some kind of way we can save you, Yuna!
Yuna: All my life, I knew this moment would come.
Rikku: Yunie…
[Yuna hugs her, and a sphere slips from the folds of her kimono]
Yuna: Thank you, Rikku. Thank you for everything.
Rikku: Don’t say that, Yunie! It’s not over yet!
Yuna: Tell Cid thank you.
Rikku: No… You can tell him yourself.
Yuna: Please…
Rikku: Yunie, don’t say that because…we’re gonna see each other again, okay?
Yuna: Kimahri, let’s go.

If Tidus picks up Yuna’s sphere and listens to it, he hears the sound of the sea, then…

Yuna’s Sphere

Recording: Ocean overlook near Mi’hen Highroad Agency
Yuna: Sir Auron. Kimahri told me…when my father wanted me taken from Bevelle to Besaid… It was you who told Kimahri, right? I had always wanted to meet you someday. I am truly glad that I had that chance. Having you as a guardian was so great an honor I don’t know how to thank you. Perhaps if I defeat Sin, that will be my thanks to you. That’s what I’ll do. Yes. I will challenge Sin. I will defeat Sin. If you are all there watching this, then I guess Sin is already gone. And so am I, I suppose. Anyway, I just wanted to say: Sir Auron, I thank you.

Yuna: Kimahri…Do you remember the first day we met? I was only seven. My father had defeated Sin, and all Bevelle was celebrating. Everyone was saying what a hero my father was. I was so happy. But when night came, it occurred to me. My father had defeated Sin and now he was dead. Now, I was all alone. I couldn’t sleep, so I wandered into the town, away from the celebrating crowds. I stood on the bridge in Bevelle where my father and I had parted. Standing there, alone, I could see the fields where he had fought Sin. Then, you appeared, Kimahri. You said you were looking for the daughter of Braska, remember? At first, I was so scared. Until I realized what a gentle person you are. (Laughs) You weren’t used to talking to children. When I told you that I was Braska’s daughter… you said you would take me as far from Bevelle as you could. That it was the wish of a man facing death. I think…I cried then. Because that…that was when I knew my father was dead…and I would never see him again. You just held me, without saying a word. I cried after we got to Besaid, too. When you tried to go after leaving me in the care of the temple…I held onto you, crying, “Don’t go, don’t go!” And you listened, Kimahri. You stayed. Kimahri, thank you. Thank you so much. And I’ve always liked your broken horn.

Yuna: Wakka, Lulu: I’ll never forget my days spent with you, growing up in Besaid. We always played together, us and Chappu. That’s why I was always so happy, I think. And when you refused to let me become a summoner and I did it anyway… I’m sorry. I’ve always wanted to apologize. You know, when you tried to stop me then–really, I was happy. I could tell you really cared about me. You were like my big brother and sister. No…I think you really were my big brother and sister. What else… I love watching you play blitzball, Wakka. (chuckles) I even love it when you scold me, Lulu! Really!

Yuna: I guess that leaves…the newest guardian. Star player of the Zanarkand Abes! You are… I am… Well, um… I’m glad…I’m glad that we met. We haven’t even known each other that long, but… It’s funny. So… So this is what it feels like. It’s a much more wonderful feeling than anything I had ever imagined. Wonderful…but it hurts, sometimes. I wonder. I…I just want to say, thank you for everything. Maybe…maybe that’s why it hurts. When I… When I think about us never being together again at all… I’m afraid. No, I shouldn’t say that. I’ll do that part over. Um…

Tidus: Whatcha up to?
[Recording stops suddenly]