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Auronlu's Complete FFX Script: The Whole Shebang
Version 3.0, finished 1/6/08. This fan's transcript of FFX covers every line said by every character, major or minor, during the course of the game, excluding game mechanics tutorials such as the Sphere Grid tutorial. Celestial Weapons sidequests and the full Monster Arena quote list are contained in an Appendix after the main script. Note: Battle Quotes are listed on a separate page.

If you want the script in smaller, more manageable chunks, use the table of contents at left to browse. NPCs are identified by color of clothing, so for example, "Woman OT" is the woman in an orange tunic and tan leggings. For screencaps of (nearly) all of them plus secondary characters like Luzzu and Shelinda, see my FFX NPC Screencaps gallery.

Disclaimer: Final Fantasy X is the creation of Square-Enix and belongs to them in every way. However, mistakes in this transcript are the sole responsibilty of Auronlu, the obsessive compulsive fan who copied all this out during the course of several play-throughs.

Chapter 1: Into Spira
Narrative: Listen to my story. This may be our last chance.
Dock in front of Tidus' house boat...
[crowd noise, fans run towards Tidus' house and wave as he emerges. Creepy Little Kid steps out of nowhere and joins crowd.]
Talking to fans on the dock...
Woman in gray sweater: I've been a big fan of yours. From the very beginning!
Tidus: I won't let you down.
Woman: Th-thanks!
¬G-Good luck!

Man with Spiderman jacket: Hey, how are you feeling?

Tidus: Great as ever! Thanks!
Man: Yeah! We're cheering for you!
¬You're Jecht's son! I'd be crazy not to cheer for you!

Guard, man in yellow pants, another kid: Good luck!

Woman in brown skirt: Are you gonna show us that shot tonight?

Tidus: Uh...I donno. Maybe.
Woman: You should do it! For us!
¬The Jecht Shot. I'll be waiting!

Creepy Little Kid: The game tonight...It's very important.
Woman in pink top: Can I have your autograph?
Tidus: Of course!
Redhead in blue dress: Good luck tonight!
Tidus: Nothing to worry about! Oh, if I score a goal... I'll do this! (raises arms) That will mean it was for you, okay?
Both: (Titter)
Tidus: What seat?
Woman in pink: East block in the front row!
Woman in blue: Fifth from the right!

Tidus: Got it!

Kid w/bandana: Can you sign this?(Holds up ball)
Tidus: No prob!
Kid in blue Abes shirt: Please?
Tidus: Alrighty.
Kid in striped shirt: Me too!
Tidus: Take it easy.
Kid w/striped shirt: Your floating house... It's cool!
¬Can I see inside next time?

Kid w/bandana: (Giggle) Thanks for the autograph!
¬Get lots of goals, okay?

Kid in blue shirt: Hey, show me how to play!
¬I want to be a blitzer, too!

Redhead in blue dress: Can I see you after the game?
¬Be careful, okay?

Girl in pink top: Thank you for the autograph!
Tidus: Well, gotta go! Cheer for me!
Kid w/bandana: ... two, three!
Kids together: Teach us how to blitz!

Tidus: Hey, I got a game to play!
Kid in blue shirt: Then teach us after!
Tidus: Maybe
Creepy Little Kid: You can't tonight.
Tidus: I mean...tomorrow.
Kid in striped shirt: Promise?
Tidus: Promise!
(Three kids do odd bow / Yevon prayer)
A Street in Zanarkand...
[Tidus walks along, snorts at outdoor screen displaying Jecht's portrait.]
Voiceover (Zanar): I was in a coffee shop, running away from home when I heard the news. Our hero, Jecht, gone. Vanished into thin air! My dad must have been his biggest fan. I knew how sad he'd be. Heck, we all were that day.
"Zanar," I says to myself, "What are you thinking?" I went running straight back home. We sat up talking 'bout Jecht all night. My dad and I never talked so much.
Whoa... Didn't mean to reminisce, folks. Anyway... Ten years later, the Jecht Memorial Cup tournament is today! The two teams that have won through to the finals are...of course, the Abes from A-East, and the Duggles from C-South.
I know there's a lot of people out there today to see the star of the Abes! In just one year, he's become the team's number one player! He's Jecht's blood, and the new hope of blitzball! What kind of super play will he show us today? Will we see his father's legendary shot? I don't think I'm the only one excited here, folks!
Talking with locals en route to stadium...

Guy in yellow pants: It's gonna be a killer game tonight. I know it!
 ¬Tonight's game is gonna be one for the history books!

Guy in Spider-man jacket: You'd better hurry! The game can't start without you!
 ¬Show us your moves out there, man!

Woman in pink top: Hurry up! The game's about to start!
 ¬We're counting on you, ace!

Kid w/striped shirt: You'd better win tonight, or I'll deck you one! Pow!
 ¬I wanna play on your team when I grow up, Tidus!

Man sitting in roadway: They say you've got some tricks even your old man couldn't do!
 ¬Dinner's on me if you win! I even saved a table for you.

Another guy in yellow pants: Well, well! If it isn't Jecht junior!
 ¬From the look on your face, you'd think you already won!

Woman clasping hands: Whoa... I got the shivers. Maybe I'm coming down with something...
 ¬Do you feel cold? Nah, maybe it's just me. Never mind.

Woman in brown skirt: Careful, the Zanarkand Duggles mean business tonight!
 ¬I hear the Zanarkand Duggles play dirty!

Redhead in blue dress: Hey, Mr. Star Player of the Abes! Do your stuff out there tonight!
 ¬Their defense won't know what hit them!

Girl running from person to person: Man, tickets for tonight's game cost an arm and a leg!
 ¬The tickets were all sold out! I hope someone's got some extra.
 ¬Can't you get me a ticket? I want to see the game up close.

Guy squatting by curb: I don't feel so I'm on a roller coaster going down.
 ¬Maybe all this excitement's gotten to me.

Boy w/bandana: Hit 'em with a Jecht Shot, okay?
 ¬Your dad was the best, Tidus. I wish I had a dad like yours!

Kid in striped shirt: The Zanarkand Abes rule!
 ¬My mom's a big fan of yours, too! She said to invite you to dinner!

Kid in blue shirt: Good luck, Tidus!
 ¬Come on, you're gonna be late! Hurry! Hurry!

Another guy in yellow pants: All of Zanarkand's watching now, so put on a show for 'em!
 ¬Show them what blitzball's all about!

Woman in brown skirt: I'm sure you'll get MPV this year.
 ¬You are Jecht's son, after all!

Redhead in blue dress: The Zanarkand Abes are counting on you! Don't let them down!
 ¬You'd better hurry... Or are you just trying to warm up the crowd?
Front gate of stadium...
[Tidus shoves his way through admirers gathered outside]
Tidus: Make way, make way! Coming through, sorry! Hey, I'm gonna be late! Hey, let go of me!
FMV: Zanarkand
Blitzball game. Enter Auron. Sin arrives and shreds the city. Tidus falls with a squawk as the stadium explodes.
Outside ruined stadium...
[Screaming spectators flee stadium like rats leaving sinking ship. Tidus staggers to feet, approaches figure leaning against rubble.]
Tidus: Auron! What are you doing here?
Auron: I was waiting for you. (Walks away)
Tidus: What are you talking about?
Zanarkand -- Overpass
[Tidus staggers along, opposite direction from running people. There's a flash, and Creepy Little Kid appears.]
Tidus: Huh?
[For an instant the running figures and the whole city are frozen.]
Creepy Kid: It begins.
Tidus: Wha?
Creepy Kid: Don't cry.
[Flash of light. Kid vanishes. Movement/chaos resumes.]
Tidus: What the...?
Tidus: (Spots Auron) Hey, wait!
Tidus: (Catches up to him) Hey, not this way!
Auron: Look!
FMV: We Call It Sin
Bubble of water hovers over Zanarkand.
Auron: We called it "Sin."
Tidus: "Sin"?
FMV: Sinspawn
Sin-tentacle punches through building and sheds sinscales.
[Sinscales fall on road surround them. Tidus bats at monsters, falls down. Auron holds out sword.]
Auron: Take it.
Tidus: (Takes sword, stands up, can barely lift it)
Auron: A gift from Jecht.
Tidus: My old man?
Auron: I hope you know how to use it.
[First battle]
Auron: These ones don't matter. We cut through!
[More Sinscales]
Auron: Don't bother going after all of them. Cut the ones that matter, and run!
[Boss Fight: Tentacles]
Tidus: Get out of my town!
Auron: Some can't wait to die!
([They run up the road past the viewscreen with Jecht])
Tidus: What are you laughing at, old man?
Tidus: Auron! Let's get out of here!
Auron: We're expected.
Tidus: Huh?
Auron: (Runs ahead again)
Tidus: Gimme a break, man!
[Fight: surrounded by even more Sinscales]
Auron: Hmph. This could be bad.
Auron: That--knock it down! (Points at contraption -- "Tanker" -- against curb)
Tidus: What?
Auron: Trust me. You'll see.
[Knock down tanker, triggering explosion]
Auron: Go!
[Both run. Tidus leaps as road collapses and catches far side, dangling by hands.]
FMV: This Is It!
[Tidus dangles, calling for help. Sin looms above, sucking up debris like black hole.]
Tidus: Auron! Auron!
Auron: (Looks at Sin) You are sure? (Hoists Tidus)
Auron: This is it. This is your story. It all begins here.
[Auron is drawn into light, Tidus screams and gets pulled in too.]
Sin -- Dream's End (or beginning, in this case)
Dreamlike, deserted Zanarkand. Flaming Abes symbol hangs behind a partial stadium...
Jecht: (Disembodied voice) Hey!
Jecht: HEY!

Tidus: My...old man?
[Tidus swims towards fuzzy image of Jecht standing on platform. Jecht turns into Tidus as a child.]
Narrative: I thought about a lot of things... like where I was, what I'd got myself into. I started to feel light-headed... and then, sleepy. I think I had a dream. A dream of being alone. I wanted someone-- anyone, beside me... so I didn't have to feel alone anymore.
Baaj Island
Submerged Ruins
[Tidus wakes up on pile of half-submerged rubble. Lightning flickers over large structure in distance.]
Tidus: Anybody there?
Tidus: Auron!
Tidus: Heeey!

[Tidus swims towards structure]
Sphere lying in lefthand ruins:
=Introduction to Al Bhed=
Find Al Bhed primers to help you decipher the strange Al Bhed language. Master the Al Bhed language! Best of luck!
On blue plaque in righthand ruins:
In the land where bolts of light
illuminate the blackest night
With Macalania behind
the fourth pillar you sight
look not on the left
but on the right

Tidus: What do we have here? Nope. Can't read it.
[Boss Fight with underwater monster, which almost swallows him.]
Tidus: Whoa!
[Tidus flees into tunnel which collapses behind him.]
In Baaj Ruins -- Hall
Narrative: I had made it out of the frying pan...and into the freezer. I thought I was going to die in this place.
[Gets a fire lit]
Tidus: I need food! (Dozes off.)
Dream Sequence: Tidus' room in Zanarkand
[Auron stands in the doorway of Tidus' houseboat]
Tidus: What do you want?
Auron: It was a bad call. Your team lost because of you.
Tidus: You came to say THAT?
Auron: It's been...ten years. I thought you'd be crying.
Tidus: Who, me?
Creepy Kid: (Creepy kid suddenly in Auron's place) You cried.
[A shadow skitters around upper level. Tidus awakens, discovers fire's dying.]
Tidus: Hey, wait! Wait! Don't go out on me! Just hold on. I'll get more wood!
[Monster attacks. Boss battle.]
Tidus: Gimme a break!
[Five Al Bhed arrive. Rikku helps.]
Tidus: You on my side? Cool!
[They finish off monster]
Tidus: Whew! That was close.
[Bearded Al Bhed grabs Tidus.]
Tidus: Hey, lemme go!
Al Bhed in blue cap: What is this?
Spiked blond hair: A fiend! In human disguise!
Bearded Al Bhed: Yes! It is so!
Gas mask: We kill it?
Rikku:Wait! What if it is human?
Gas mask: They are the same in death.
Rikku: I forbid it! We bring it with us.
Rikku: (Walks up to Tidus, whispers... ) Sorry. (Thwack)
Al Bhed Salvage Ship
Nighttime, Deck of Ship
[Tidus wakes up and starts to rise]
Spiked blond hair: Sit, captive! (Thwack)
Tidus: Hey, that hurts!
Gas mask: No moving, hear?
Tidus: Whoa... Okay.
[Brother comes on deck with Rikku]
Brother: Search him!
Rikku hoists Tidus to his feet, Brother gestures vigorously, mimes diving and swimming]
Tidus: Right. Whatever.
Brother: Do you not speak? (Hands Tidus a breather and mimes for him to put it on)
Tidus: I said I don't understand!
Spiked blond hair: Insolence! (Thwack)
Rikku: Wait!
Rikku: He said you can stay if you make yourself useful.

Tidus: You...You understand me?
Gas mask: (Thwack)
Tidus: All right, I'll work!
[Tidus peers at machinery folded on starboard rear deck]
Tidus: What's this? Some kind of crane?
Brother: Hey, you! Get away from there!
Tidus: All right, all right! You don't have to shout!

Brother: Move it! Get to work, immediately!
Spiked blond hair: If you're near death, really near death, use this! ~Potions
 ¬Go on, earn your pay.

Gas mask: You afraid of the sea? Weakling!
Rikku: Oh, almost forgot!
[Sphere Grid Tutorial]
After Sphere Grid Tutorial...
Gas mask: You want to hear again? [Yeah.|What?]
Rikku: We found some ancient ruins right beneath us. It's not active now, but there should still be some power left. We're gonna go down there and activate it...and then we should be able to salvage the big prize!
Tidus: Mm-hm.
Rikku: Okay! Let's get to work!
Tidus: Roger!
If Tidus climbs back aboard...
Rikku: We'll go as soon as you're ready!
Handy bug: Spikey will give more potions every time you re-surface!
Underwater Ruins
[Tidus and Rikku power up ruins, fight monsters, glimpse airship on sea bottom.]
Back on Salvage Ship
Gas mask: We found the airship!
Bearded guy: The records were right.
Blue cap: Now, how to drag it up?

Tidus: (attempts to follow them below)
Blue cap: You, outside! (Thwack)
Tidus: Hey! Hey, I helped out, didn't I?
[Fast forward, Tidus lying on deck.]
Tidus: Uhh...hungry.
Rikku: (Wakes him with a kick, puts down tray of food)
Tidus: Whoa! Right on! (Gobbles too fast, chokes)
Rikku: Hey! (Offers canteen) It's 'cause you eat too fast!
Tidus: (Laughs, gets up and stretches)
Rikku: Hey!
Tidus: Hello there. What is your name?
Rikku: Rikku.
Tidus: Whoa! You really do understand! Why didn't you say so earlier?
Rikku: I didn't get a chance to! Everyone thought oui were a fiend.
Tidus: Uh..."we"?
Rikku: Oh, "oui" means "you."
Tidus: Um... Who are you guys, anyway?
Rikku: We're Al Bhed. Can't you tell?
Rikku: Wait. You're not an Al Bhed-hater, are you?

Tidus: I don't even know what an Al Bhed is.
Rikku: Where are you from?
Tidus: Zanarkand. I'm a blitzball player. Star player of the Zanarkand Abes!
Rikku: Did you hit your head or something?
Tidus: Um, you guys hit me.
Rikku: Oh, right... Do you remember anything before that?
Narrative: So I told her everything there was to tell about Zanarkand...About life there, blitzball, and Sin's attack...and about how Auron and I were engulfed in this light. I just said things as they came to mind. But then I started to wonder.
Tidus: Did I... say something funny?
Rikku: You were near Sin.
Tidus: Mm-hm.
Rikku: Don't worry, you'll be better in no time. They say your head gets funny when Sin is near. Maybe you just had some kind of dream?
Tidus: You mean I'm sick?
Rikku: Because of Sin's toxin, yeah.
Tidus: You sure?
Rikku: Yeah, there is no Zanarkand anymore. Sin destroyed it a thousand years ago. one plays blitzball there.
Tidus: Huh?! What do you mean, a thousand years ago? But I saw Sin attack Zanarkand! You're saying that happened a thousand years ago? No way!

Rikku: You said...You play blitzball?
Tidus: Uh-huh.
Rikku: You know, you should go to Luca. Someone might know who you are, or you might find someone you recognize.
Tidus: Luca?
Rikku: (groans)
Tidus: (sigh)
Rikku: (wanders around a bit, then pats his shoulder) Okay, leave it to me! I'll get you to Luca, promise!
Tidus: ...
Rikku: (laughs) You'd rather stay here?
Tidus: Uh-uh!
Rikku: Okay, I'll go tell the others. Wait here.
Rikku: Oh, and one thing. Don't tell anyone you're from Zanarkand, okay? Yevon says it's a holy place. You might upset someone.
Tidus: Oh... uh-huh.
Rikku: Hm.
[Rikku leaves him alone on deck...]
Narrative: My Zanarkand, some kind of holy place? Yeah right, I thought. Since when?
Narrative: Yevon? Sin? Luca? I thought Sin just took me to a faraway place, that I could go back in a day or two. But a thousand years into the future?
Tidus: No way! (Kicks side of ship)
[Ship shakes...]
Tidus: Wh-whoa!
[Al Bhed rush on deck]
Bearded guy: Sin!
Gas mask: Sin is come!
Spiked hair: Under us! Under us!

Tidus: Whoa!
[Wave sweeps Tidus overboard]
Chapter 2: Besaid
Besaid Island
Unknown Sea
[Tidus wakes up spluttering]
Tidus: Rikku!
[smacked by flying object]
Tidus: Blitzball!
[Wakka and Aurochs wave from beach]
Wakka: Hey! You okay?
Tidus: Heeey! (Waves back and shows off "Sphere Shot")
FMV: Blitzball!
[Tidus' shot flies off over the jungle.]
Wakka: Whoa-ho!
Besaid -- Beach
[Tidus swims ashore. Gatta and Luzzu run off. Aurochs surround him.]
Tidus: Yo! Hiya!
Wakka: You wanna try that move one more time?
Narrative: (fistpump) Finally, things were starting to look up. (demonstrates)
Wakka: You're no amateur. Who you play for?
Tidus: The Zanarkand Abes!
Aurochs: (Aurochs mutter)
Wakka: What team you say again?
Tidus: Uh, I meant...Forget that. I got too, uh...close to Sin and my head's all foggy-like. So I don't know where this place is. Or even where I came from.
Wakka: Sin's toxin got to you. But, you're still alive. Praise be to Yevon! (Yevon bow)
Wakka: (To Aurochs) All right, back to practice!
Wakka: (To Tidus) I'm Wakka, coach and captain of the Besaid Aurochs, brudda. (shakes hands)

Tidus: (whimper)
Wakka: What? You hungry? Okay! Back to the village. I'll get you somethin'!
If Tidus talks to Aurochs on the beach...
Keepa: Hey, I'll admit it, we're not the best blitzers in Spira.
 ¬"To do our best!" That's our motto. Guess it's not enough, though. Here, take this. And do your best, ya? ~Gil
 ¬We're always top dogs for the first few minutes of the game, ya? Then we start to run out of breath. That's when they get us. But Cap'n Wakka, man, he don't stop! No halftime breath for him, ya? He just keeps going!

Jassu: That shot was spectacular, brudda! Wish I could shoot like that.
 ¬Cap'n Wakka's waiting for you. You better get going, ya? There's fiends on the road, ya? Use this if you get into trouble. ~Potion

Datto: I gotta stop closing my eyes when the ball comes down.
 ¬You being a blitzball player's probably what saved you out there. The best players--they can hold their breath, like, forever! I wish I could do that.
 ¬We had an underwater race once, ya? To see how long we could go. Two laps and we were out, but Cap'n Wakka went five, no sweat!
 ¬That toxin's nasty stuff, ya? You should go rest up. What am I saying? Take this, it might help! ~Hi-Potion

Letty: I can head the ball pretty good. Today's just a bad day, ya?
 ¬This is really weird, ya? I could do five in a row yesterday!
 ¬I'm nowhere near Cap'n Wakka, but I can hold my own underwater, ya? It's just that... I'm not so good with the ball.
 ¬It true that the best players can even sleep underwater? Man, that's like...superhuman, you know?

Botta: I really want to make Cap'n Wakka proud at this year's tournament.
 ¬Come practice with us once the toxin wears off, okay? Hope you get better soon, brudda. ~Potion
Narrative: I felt like I could trust this Wakka, so I just had to ask.
Tidus: It's true Zanarkand was destroyed, right? A thousand years ago? So it's just a big pile of rubble now, isn't it?
Wakka: Long time ago, there were a whole lot of cities in Spira. Big cities with machina--machines--to run 'em. People played all day and let the machina do the work. And then, well, take a look.
[view switches briefly to beach, ruins poking up through rainforest]
Wakka: Sin came, and destroyed the machina cities. And Zanarkand along with 'em. Yeah, that was about a thousand years ago, just like you said. If you ask me, Sin's our punishment for letting things get out of hand. What gets me, though... is we gotta suffer, 'cause of what some goofballs did way back when! 'Course, we must always repent for our sins! That's important! It's just that, it's hard to keep at it sometimes, you know?
Narrative: It was just as Rikku said. Wakka and Rikku couldn't both be lying. Why would they?
Wakka: (Guffaws) But you from the Zanarkand Abes--that was a good one! Hey, I'm not saying the team never existed, ya? But you gotta figure a team livin' in luxury like that'd be pretty soft, eh?

Narrative: I appreciated the fact that Wakka was trying to cheer me up. But at that time, all I could think about was... everything that happened to me--all this--started with Sin. Maybe if I could find Sin one more time, I could go home! For now, I'd just live life until that time came. No more worrying about where, or when, I was. Sure, it was hard not to think of home. But I started to feel better already. A little better...maybe.

Path into Jungle
Wakka: Hey! It's this way!
[Wakka leads Tidus to cliff overlooking river]
Tidus: Huh?
Wakka: (Slaps his butt)
Tidus: Whoa! (falls, Wakka dives after)
Jungle River
Tidus: What's the big idea?
[They swim downriver a while]
Wakka: (laughs, sneaks up behind T. and grabs in headlock)
Tidus: Lemme go!
Wakka: Got a favor to ask ya.
Tidus: You want me on your team, right?
Wakka: (Lets go) A major blitz tournament's coming up. All the teams in Spira'll be there! It's so huge, I'm sure someone there will recognize you! Then, you can go back to your old team, right? It'll be fun! What do you say, huh? Come on, come on!
Tidus: (Flatly) Sure thing.
Wakka: Dude! Our team is gonna rock, eh?

Narrative: I thought then that blitzball and Sin were the only two things that Spira and Zanarkand had in common. I wasn't too far off, either.
Besaid -- Promontory
[Wakka points at Besaid village spread out below them]
Wakka: This is where I was born. I started blitz when I was five. I joined the Aurochs at thirteen...ten years ago.Ten years...and we never won a game. Well, after last year's tournament, I quit. Time seemed right.
Tidus: (Stomach rumbles)
Wakka: So, after quitting, I got this new job, ya? But every time my mind wandered, I thought about the game.
Tidus: Ten years without a single win'll do that.
Wakka: (Grunts) My first match last year was my big chance. But something else was on my mind. I couldn't focus.
Tidus: Nice excuse.
Wakka: Hey, hey!
Tidus: So you want to win the next tournament--go out with a bang.
Wakka: (Nods)
Tidus: So, what's our goal?
Wakka: I don't care how we do. Long as we play our best. If we give it our all, I can walk away happy.
Tidus: No, no, no, no, no. If I say, "What's our goal?" you say, "Victory!" When you play in a blitzball tournament, you play to win!
Wakka: Victory? You serious?
Tidus: (Nods)
If Tidus tries the path back to the river before entering the village, his stomach grumbles and he changes his mind.

If Tidus checks out statue on Promontory...
Wakka: it's an ancient custom. People leaving the island pray here for a safe trip. They say it works pretty good.
Besaid -- Village Slope
Luzzu: Ah, the one from the sea!
Gatta: Be on guard.There're fiends on the road today!
Luzzu: After surviving your run-in with Sin, 'twould be a shame if something happened now.
[Luzzu and Gatta head towards village]
Tidus: Who were they?
Wakka: Luzzu and Gatta--Crusaders.
Tidus: Eh? Crews of what?
Wakka: What, you forgot that too?
Tidus: (Sags)
Wakka: Hey, sorry. Don't worry about it. I'll help you out.
Tidus: Cool.
Tidus: In return, come tournament time, I'll make sure we take the cup!

Wakka: Cool! About the Crusaders, you can ask them yourself. They've got a lodge in the village.
Entering village for first time...
Wakka: Besaid Village.
Tidus: They got any food there?
Wakka: We'll get you something over there later. Take a look around first. Let's see... The Crusaders Lodge is over yonder. Luzzu and Gatta are usually there. (Points) Hm.
Wakka: Oh, right. (Beckons) Over here!

Tidus: Huh? What's up?
Wakka: You do remember the prayer, right? Wakka: (Yevon bow in slow-motion) Go ahead, you try.
Tidus: Hm. Imitates a bit clumsily)
Wakka: Hey, not bad. (slaps shoulder) Okay, now go present yourself to the temple summoner. (Leaves)

Narrative: Any blitzball player would know that prayer. It was the blitzball sign for victory.
Crusaders Lodge (last hut on left)
[Tidus finds Gatta and Luzzu at a table poring over chart]
Gatta: Hey, you! You were attacked by Sin...right? Recently was it?
Tidus: I think so.
Gatta: So, Sin can't be far, right? You're not hiding anything, are you?
Tidus: Why would I?
Luzzu: If Sin's nearby, it'll attack the island for sure. But it hasn't. I wonder why?
Tidus: I'm sorry. I really don't know anything. To tell the truth, I don't even know what the Crusaders are.
Gatta: You're kidding, right?
Luzzu: Sin! The toxin! Gatta, tell him who we are!
Gatta: Yes, sir! (stands, salutes) The Crusaders are sworn to battle Sin! We have chapters throughout Spira, accepting all who wish to join our struggle! The hero Mi'ihen formed the Crusaders eight hundred years ago as the Crimson Blades. Later, our ranks grew and we called ourselves the Crusaders. We've been fighting Sin ever since!

Tidus: What, you've been fighting eight hundred years and you still haven't beat it?
Gatta: (Stammers)
Luzzu: Well, we've steered Sin away from towns many times! And that's all we can do. Nobody's ever been able to defeat it. Our mission as Crusaders is to protect the temples, towns, villages, and people of Spira.

Tidus: So then whose job is it to defeat Sin?
Gatta: Is Sin's toxin really this bad, sir?
Luzzu: It does seem rather bad...
Luzzu: We could just tell you, but I think it better for you to try and remember. Go pray at the temple. Perhaps Yevon will help you regain your memory.

¬Gatta: But soon, we may be able to finally defeat Sin. We've got a plan--one that'll go down in Crusader history!

¬Luzzu: We've been excommunicated from Yevon. We must go, now. Everything is riding on our next...our last battle!
Wandering Village Square
Note: In Besaid Village, NPCs say different things depending partly on where they are.

Old Man: I heard the Sin toxin got to you. Took your memory, eh?
I'd be happy to teach you anything you've forgotten, sonny.
¬Old man: Maybe if I remind you of some things, you'll remember who you are! (Menu opens again)

Man in green and white (in woods by broken hut): Sin's struck Besaid Village so many times I lost count. After this house got hit I guess the owner just let it be.
 ¬Sin will just come back and destroy it again. Sometimes I wonder why I bother.

Priestess: Besaid's devotion to the teachings of Yevon is commendable. Still, there is much for a priestess such a I to teach them.

Sailor w/blue cap: Is it true that Sin showed up near here? Oh boy! And the S. S. Liki's scheduled to leave any day now.

Portly Crusader: You should try praying. It worked for me--it'll work for you, too.

Old woman: Me favorite's Lord Ohalland, ya? Spitting image of me old hubby.

Little boy w/green headband: I can't figure out whether I'm gonna join the Aurochs or the Crusaders!
 ¬I'm pretty good at blitz, ya? I can hold my breath and everything!

Little girl (Yuna's friend): Who are you, mister? Where you from?

Girl with doggie: You're the talk of the town, you know? Word travels fast in a village this size.

Woman in purple: On a hot day like today, it's best to be in the shade, ya?

Woman in green skirt: I travelled Spira looking for a land where nobody had heard of Sin. I...I gave up looking. I think it's for the best.

Younger weaver in shorts: Sin's toxin? Nah, you don't look sick. You must not have breathed in much of the stuff, ya? Guess being a blitz player means you can hold your breath pretty good.
 ¬I wanted to be a blitzer way back when. I just couldn't hold my breath.

Fabric seller in purple shirt: The Besaid fabrics they make here are famous all over Spira! If I buy cheap and sell high, I'll be rolling in Gil in no time!

Woman in white: Yevon's teachings are our staff and our guide in life. Without the teachings, we'd just live every day in fear of Sin.
 ¬It...It's like we were born to live in fear.

If Tidus tries to leave village...
Crusader in green and purple: Fiends are around even during the day. Take care not to travel alone, ya?
 ¬You know it's too dangerous. Sorry, but you can't pass.
Vilucha's House (first hut on right)
Vilucha: Odd clothes you got. What land you from? This your first time to Besaid?
 ¬We don't get many strangers here. I remember every visitor we get.

Little boy w/green headband: Daddy doesn't play with me at all.

Daddy the fisherman (white pantaloons, no shirt): You're the guy from the sea, right? I heard about you from Sir Luzzu.
Wakka's Hut (second on right)
Wakka: Go present yourself to the temple summoner before we eat, ya?
 ¬A little praying might do your memory some good!
Weavers' Hut (third on right)
Younger weaver in shorts: Mainlanders love the fabrics we weave here in Spira.
 ¬I suppose you can't run a business on tradition alone, ya?

Old weaver at loom: Long as I'm around, Besaid's weaving will be known as nothing but the best!

Woman in purple: I wove so much last month. All lost when Sin destroyed my boat.

Woman in green skirt: The village where I was born is no longer there, thanks to Sin.
In Merchant's Hut (first on left)
Merchant: Welcome! [Buy items. | Leave.] Thank you! Come again!

Girl with doggie (merchant's sister): I hope the Aurochs don't lose their first match again. I'd like to see them at least tie a game one of these years.

Daddy the fisherman (white pantaloons, no shirt): I'm getting ready to go out fishing. There's fiends out in the sea, ya?
Crusaders Lodge
Crusader behind podium: The Crusaders Lodge is open to guests. Take a rest? [ I'd like a nap. | Maybe later. ]

Man in green and white: I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in.
 ¬Rent's free, but I've been working like a dog just fixing the place.

Priestess: I appreciate the Crusaders' zeal, but they must heed the teachings.

Sailor w/blue cap: Seafaring is hard work. Gotta kick back sometimes. Get some R & R, ya?

Portly Crusader: I had a run-in with Sin's toxin before too, you know? I'm a lot better now, but things were pretty bad for a while. Couldn't remember who I was or where I came from! Scary, ya? Man, I nearly cried, and that's the truth!
 ¬I got better, but only after praying at the temple a lot.

Little boy w/green headband: They say I gotta train in order to join the Crusaders...
 ¬Me and Sir Luzzu and Gatta will beat Sin, just the three of us!

Woman in purple: You the one they say came from the sea? Toxin's still got you, ya? You go ahead and rest up.
Besaid Temple -- Great Hall
[Tidus enters temple, stares at statues of summoners, Lady Yunalesca, Lord Zaon]
Narrative: It was then, standing in that place, I began to realize how different this world was from my own.
[Tidus approaches steps of Cloister.]
Priest: Ten years have passed since Lord Braska became high summoner. And finally we receive a statue for our temple.
Tidus: What's a high summoner?
(Worshippers gasp)
Tidus: I...I got too close to Sin's, uh, toxin.
Narrative: It was funny hearing myself make the same excuse over and over. Funny, and a little sad.
Priest: The summoners are practitioners of a sacred art, sworn to protect the people of Yevon. Only a chosen few become summoners, who call forth entities of great power: the aeons. The aeons hear our prayers and come down to us. They are the blessing of Yevon. (Yevon bow)
Narrative: So what he meant...was that we should respect some kinda great men or something like that... I figured.
If Tidus talks to people in temple...
Priest: Pray hard, and the toxin will surely release its grip on you.
 ¬The high summoners, in order from the right: Lord Braska, Lady Yocun... Lord Ohalland, and Lord Gandof. Do you remember them now?

If Tidus tries to climb stairs...
Priest: Only sworn guardians may approach the Cloister of Trials.

Old man: (Answers all the earlier questions, plus one more...)
  • What's a high summoner?
  • One of the four summoners that fought Sin in the past. Lord Ohalland, Lord Gandof, Lord Yocun and Lord Braska, it was. Spira would have fallen to Sin long ago if the high summoners weren't around!

  • Man in green and white: Don't bother people when they're praying! It's against the teachings!

    Younger weaver in shorts: The village was attacked by Sin when I was just a little kid, ya? The village was burnt to ashes. I still have nightmares of that day.

    Woman in purple: I am sure that Lord Braska is watching over our apprentice summoner.

    Woman in white: May the apprentice summoner return to us safely.

    Daddy the fisherman: High Summoner Gandof, give us your blessing, and watch over my family.

    Kid in dark red: Please let the Aurochs score at least one goal.

    Priestess: With the statues' guidance, I'm sure our apprentice is doing fine.

    Portly Crusader: I hope I get over the toxin quick. The big operation's coming up!

    Sailor w/blue cap: I sure hope we don't run into Sin on our next voyage.

    Short monk in Monks' Chamber (righthand side): Even searching the Scriptures of Yevon, I have found no cure for Sin's toxin. May the blessing of Yevon guide you to health, friend.
     ¬I, too, will pray for the blessing of Yevon to shine on you.

    Priestess in Nuns' Chamber: Pray at the temple, and you may just overcome Sin's toxin.
    In Wakka's Hut...
    Wakka: Sorry, man. No time for lunch yet. Take a nap! You look bushed. [Thanks. | No, I'm fine.]
    When Tidus takes a nap...
    Priest (entering): You could at least go see how they are doing.
    Wakka: We can't interfere. It's a rule.
    Priest: But, its been nearly...
    [Priest and Wakka leave hut, Tidus dozes off.]
    Dream Sequence: Flashback to Jecht's Disappearance
    [Several people clustered around dock of Tidus' houseboat in Zanarkand]
    Priest's voice: But, it's been nearly...
    Man in uniform: It's been nearly a day already.
    Tidus' Mom: Perhaps you could go look for us.
    Man in uniform: People are searching for him now.
    Tidus' Mom: Thank you. (covers face after man leaves)

    [Slight fast forward: Tidus as child facing Mom]
    Tidus: Who cares whether he comes back or not?
    Tidus' Mom: But he might die!
    Tidus: Fine, let him!
    Tidus' Mom: Do you...Do you hate him so?
    Tidus: (Nods)
    Tidus' Mom: If he dies, you'll never be able to tell him how much you hate him.
    [Tidus wakes in Wakka's hut]
    Tidus: Wakka?
    [Tidus exits hut, finds village almost deserted.]
    If Tidus talks to villagers after nap...
    Village Square
    Crusader barring village gates: I hope that the apprentice is well.
     ¬Instead of just loafing around you should be praying, too.
    Vilucha's Hut (first on right)
    Woman in purple: Gone for a night and day now. I'm too worried to speak!
     ¬Though I'm sure nothing bad is happening. Not to that summoner.

    Vilucha: Everyone's gone to the temple, but I'm more comfortable praying at home.
     ¬And what if something happened? I'd be afraid to go see.
    In Weavers' Hut (third on right)
    Old weaver at loom: Don't you worry. The summoner will return, I know it.
     ¬Worrying over a few hours delay is nothing but a lack of faith!
    Merchant's Hut
    Merchant: Welcome! [Buy items. | Leave.] Why isn't the apprentice summoner back yet?
    Crusaders Lodge
    Sailor w/blue cap: I saw the apprentice summoner and two guardians enter the temple yesterday. Everything looked alright then. But now I'm starting to worry.
     ¬I do hope they come back safely.

    Portly Crusader: You looking for Wakka? The priest called him to the temple a while back.

    Crusader behind podium: I want to go to the temple, but there's an operation to prepare for.
     ¬The Crusaders Lodge is open to guests. Take a rest? [ I'd like a nap. | Maybe later. ]
    Praying in the Temple...
    Woman in white: May the protection of Yevon be with our apprentice.

    Younger weaver in shorts: I got a bad feeling, ya?
    Girl (usually) with doggie: I'm sure everything's fine. (Doggie's in merchant's hut)
    Weaver: Well, the last summoner almost...
    Girl: Don't say that again. Please.
    Weaver: Ah, my apologies.

    ¬Younger weaver: Without breaking the precepts,all we can do is pray, ya?

    ¬Girl with doggie: The apprentice hasn't returned.
    ¬Girl with doggie: Yevon be with us...

    Little boy w/green headband: Dad, come on! Let's go help!
    Daddy the fisherman: What are you saying? You would break the precepts, fool child?
    Little boy: Yeah, but...
    Daddy the fisherman: Pray with daddy for the summoner, okay?
    Little boy: Yeah!

    ¬Little boy: Let's go help the summoner! I promise I'll be a good boy!

    ¬Daddy: You should pray for the apprentice summoner's safety, too.

    Boy in dark red: Wakka's a guardian. He should go help.

    Woman in green skirt: The villagers have a lot on their minds. You should stay quiet for a while. Intoxication is no excuse for bothering people with questions.

    Man in green and white: He looks pretty weak. Maybe he just can't take it.

    Old man: Sorry I can't do more to help. You understand, eh, sonny? The whole village's all wound up, with the apprentice not back from the trials.
     ¬All this worrying's no good for an old man like myself.

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): The apprentice entered the trials, and hasn't come back...

    Old woman (comforting little girl): With Lord Braska looking over her, I'm sure she'll be returning, ya?

    Priestess (Nuns' Chamber): I don't mean to be rude, but some privacy would be appreciated. I must pray for our apprentice summoner, you understand.
     ¬The people of the village could use your help. You should pray, too.

    Short priest (righthand chamber): My heart is heavy when I think of the worst that could happen. Should the Trials remain unconquered, our apprentice has no future.
     ¬Great strength is only obtained through great suffering.
    Besaid Temple -- Great Hall
    [Tidus approaches Wakka and Priest]
    Tidus: Is something wrong?
    Wakka: The summoner hasn't returned from the trial.
    Tidus: Eh?
    Wakka: Well, apprentice summoner, really...
    Tidus: Ah?
    Wakka: There's a room in there called the Cloister of Trials. Beyond is where the apprentice summoner prays. If the prayer is heard, the apprentice becomes a fully-fledged summoner, remember?
    Tidus: So someone is in there somewhere and they haven't come back out. Right, I got it.
    Wakka: A day's already gone by.
    Tidus: Is it particularly dangerous in there?
    Wakka: Sometimes, yes.
    Tidus: Why don't you go in and help?
    Wakka: There's already guardians in there. Besides, it's forbidden.
    Tidus: (Runs halfway up stairs) Hey, but what if somethin' happens? What if the summoner dies!?
    Priest: The precepts must be obeyed!
    Tidus: Like I care!
    (Worshippers gasp)
    [Tidus dashes up steps and enters...]
    Cloister of Trials
    Narrative: Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all.
    [Tidus solves Cloister of Trials. Wakka shows up.]
    Wakka: Hey! What's gotten into you?
    Wakka: Hey, it's okay.
    Wakka: Only summoners, apprentice summoners, and their guardians can enter here. It's a tradition. Very important.

    Tidus: So what about you?
    Wakka: Me? I'm a guardian.
    Tidus: A guardian?
    Wakka: (Spreads hands and shrugs)
    [Floor drops.]
    Tidus: Whoa...ack!
    Wakka: Summoners go on a pilgrimage to pray at every temple in Spira. Guardians protect them. The guardians in there now...One of them's got a short fuse, and who knows what the other's thinking.
    Wakka: Well, now that we've come this far...might as well go all the way!
    Waiting Room Outside Chamber of Fayth
    [Wakka slaps forehead. Lulu on steps, Kimahri standing.]
    Lulu: What are you doing here? Didn't think we'd be able to handle it?
    Wakka: No, it's's just...
    Lulu: (Gets up and stalks over)
    Wakka: (Nudges Tidus) See, I told you she gets mad easily.
    Tidus: (Peers at Kimahri)
    Kimahri: (Looks over, looks away)
    Tidus: Is the summoner all right?
    Lulu: (Doubletake) Who are you?
    FMV: A Summoner Is Born
    [Yuna staggers from Chamber of the Fayth, falls, caught by Kimahri. She stands and says...]
    Yuna: I've done it. I have become a summoner!
    Besaid Temple, Great Hall
    [Tidus follows Yuna and guardians out of Cloister.]
    Narrative: Man, was I surprised. And here I was thinking summoners were all old geezers.
    [Villagers escort Yuna and guardians outside]
    If Tidus approaches priest...
    Priest: Putting your transgression aside for now, let us celebrate the birth of a summoner!
     ¬Quickly, to the village square! Share in our joy!
    Village Square
    Wakka: Hey, over here!
    [Wakka headlocks Tidus and drags him into edge of crowd]
    Tidus: What? Ow!
    Wakka: Wait till you see this!
    Tidus: I can't see anything!
    Wakka: (Lets go, waves to Yuna) Ready!
    Yuna: Okay.
    [Yuna summons Valefor.]
    Narrative: I had never seen anything like it in my life. Sure, it was a little scary, but still...I could feel a strange kind of gentleness coming from it.
    Narrative: I remember... That night, we talked for the first time. I didn't know it then, but after that night, everything changed. For everyone...For me...
    Nighttime in Besaid Village
    [Wakka, Tidus, and Aurochs near campfire.]
    Wakka: Let me introduce you to the team.
    Wakka: This guy here wants into the tournament so bad, I let him on the team. His memory's a little fuzzy, so don't mind him if he says anything odd! Come on, say hi. (Pushes him forward)

    Tidus: Uh... hi, guys.
    Aurochs: (muttered) Hi, there.
    Tidus: So, what's our goal?
    Aurochs: (lunge and fistpump) To do our best!
    Wakka: Nope, we got a new goal now! Our new victory! To win every match, defeat every opposing team! To bring the Crystal Cup back to our island! That's all we need to do to win! Easy, ya?
    Aurochs: (uncertainly) Victory... (cheering) Victory! Victory! Victory! Yay!
    If Tidus talks to Aurochs that night...
    Letty: There's going to be six teams from all over Spira at the tournament.
     ¬It's a rough setup. One loss and you're through, ya?

    Datto: Hey, I was hoping you'd join the team all along, ya?

    Botta: Victory, huh?

    Jassu: Everyone's acting like we already won! Not that I can blame them, ya?

    Keepa: Hit the other team hard and make it easy on the goalkeeper, ya?
    Wakka: We sure got the boys worked up, huh?
    [Tidus approaches Yuna]
    Old man: You heathen!
    Old woman: Stay away from the summoner!
    Little girl in red shorts: You're a bad man!

    Yuna: (Stands)
    Old man: Lady Yuna! Be careful!
    Yuna: But it was really my fault to begin with.
    [Yuna stands and walks over to Tidus, to Gramps' dismay]
    Yuna: I'm Yuna. Thank you so much for your help earlier.
    Tidus: Huh? Ah... I'm sorry about that.
    Tidus: Wasn't that... Wasn't I not supposed to... Guess I...kind of overreacted.

    Yuna: Oh, no. I was...overconfident.
    Tidus: Um, I saw that aeon thing. That's amazing!
    Yuna: Really? Do you think I can become high summoner?
    Tidus: (Nods)
    Yuna: (Clasps hands over heart and beams)
    Little girl: Lady Yuna, come play with me some more!
    Yuna: (Stoops, nods and smiles)
    Yuna: (Turns back to Tidus) So, tomorrow, then.

    Tidus: Tomorrow?
    Yuna: We're going on the same boat, aren't we?
    Tidus: Oh, really?
    Yuna: We can talk more. You can tell me all about Zanarkand!
    Wakka: (Nudges T. after she's gone) She's cute, ya? Tidus: Hey, but what if she, like, comes on to me?
    Wakka: That's not going to happen.
     ¬If you get tired, let me know. I had a bed made for you.
    If Tidus talks to Aurochs again...
    Keepa: We head out on the same boat tomorrow!

    Jassu: You should get to sleep early, brudda. Get some rest.

    Botta: Hey, I'll just try to stay out of your way.

    Letty: The toughest team out there is the Goers, and the stadium's on their home turf!

    Datto: Now that you're with us, we got nothing to fear!
    Wakka: Hm? Ready for bed?
    [Tidus tosses and turns in Crusader's lodge]
    Dream Sequence: I hate you...
    [Tidus finds Yuna on Besaid dock]
    Tidus: Where's that boat?
    Yuna: Everyone will find us if it doesn't come soon.
    Tidus: You really sure this is okay?
    Yuna: Would you take me to Zanarkand?
    Rikku: (Running up) Hey!
    Tidus: (Jogs briskly in place)
    Rikku: You said you'd go with me!
    Tidus: Oh, hey... I, uh...
    Rikku: I thought Wakka told you not to get any ideas?
    Yuna: He did?
    Tidus: Gyaaaah....
    Rikku: Yeah, so you're coming with me!
    Jecht: (Interrupts offscreen) Hey! Stop dreaming! You, with a woman? You can't even catch a ball!
    Tidus: (Now a child, holding his head and rocking)
    Jecht: Oh, what's the matter? (Yuna and Rikku appear beside him) Gonna cry again? Cry, cry. That's the only thing you're good for!
    Tidus: (Whispers) I hate you.
    Jecht: Huh? What'd you say?
    Yuna: You have to speak loudly.
    Tidus: (Louder) I hate you!
    Jecht: Eh?
    Rikku: That's the spirit!
    Yuna: You can do it!
    Back in Besaid...
    [Tidus wakes up yelling.]
    Tidus: I hate you!
    Lulu: (Offscreen) He's dead, okay? Dead!
    [Tidus moves to tent-flap to eavesdrop on Lulu and Wakka outside]
    FMV: Lulu's Contempt
    Lulu: He does look a lot like Chappu. I was surprised, too, the first time I saw him. But no matter what he looks like, he isn't Chappu. You shouldn't have brought him here in the first place!
    Wakka: Yeah, but...he needed our help!
    Lulu: Excuses again?
    Wakka: Yeah, but...
    Lulu: That's it. No more. Enough, Wakka! (Storms off)
    [Wakka enters Lodge]
    Tidus: Sca-ary! So, who's Chappu?
    Wakka: My little brother, Chappu. He looked like you.
    Tidus: He's dead?
    Wakka: He was with the Crusaders when they fought Sin last year. He didn't make it. I first heard on the day of the tournament.
    Tidus: Oh, so that's why.
    Wakka: I became a guardian to fight Sin, ya?
    Tidus: Revenge, then?
    Wakka: That was the idea. But...I'm more worried about a stupid game now than avenging my brother. Well, after the next tournament, I'll be a guardian full-time.
    Wakka: I know it kinda looks like I'm using you, but I'm not.
    Tidus: Don't worry. I mean, I owe you a lot. You really helped me out, you know? What I mean is... thanks, Wakka. (stands and holds out hand)
    Wakka: (starts to shake hands then waves T. away) Heh. Stop, you're embarrassing me!
    Next Morning in Besaid
    If Tidus talks to Crusader after waking up...
    Crusader behind podium: Wakka and the others are waiting outside!
    [Tidus exits lodge and approaches Lulu and Wakka in village square]
    Wakka: Hey! Sleepyhead! Something I want to give you. (hands him sword)
    Tidus: Whoa! You're giving me?
    Wakka: Yeah, use it well!
    Lulu: That's the sword you gave Chappu.
    Wakka: Well, he never used it.
    Wakka: Where's Yuna?
    Tidus: We're taking the same boat as Yuna, right? Why do we gotta wait here?
    Wakka: Yuna came to this village ten years ago, when the last Calm started.
    Tidus: The Calm?
    Wakka: Since then, she's been like a little sister to me and Lulu. But she had the talent...She became an apprentice. Now, today, she leaves as a summoner.
    Lulu: This is our journey...We should leave together.
    [Yuna comes out of temple dragging suitcase.]
    Lulu: (calls) You really don't need all that luggage.
    Yuna: Ah... They're not really my things. They're gifts for the temples we're to visit.
    Wakka: This isn't a vacation, Yuna.
    Yuna: I guess...I guess you're right. (Leaves suitcase)
    Wakka: Okay! Off we go!
    Yuna: (Hangs back to give Yevon bow to temple)
    [Yuna's party exits the village]
    If Tidus goes back to Besaid village before boarding the ferry...
    Old woman: What do you want, heathen?
     ¬I've nothing to say to a breaker of the precepts!
    Old man: I'm sure you'd like to know more before you head out, eh? [Answers same questions]

    Priestess: I suppose we'll have to call our apprentice Lady Yuna now.

    Daddy the fisherman: You know why the temple faces away from the sea? So it does not have to look upon the sea from which Sin comes.

    Sailor w/blue cap: If you muck around here, the ship will leave without you! And the next boat won't be here for a while. Better hurry, ya?

    Woman in green skirt: Most of the villagers went down to say farewell at the dock. Our summoner's leaving. Aw, I've never liked goodbyes.

    Woman in white: When I think about Lady Yuna's journey, I wonder if praying is enough.
     ¬I'm sure she'll be fine. Lulu's with her and all.
    Vilucha's Hut
    Vilucha: At last, Lady Yuna has become a true summoner like her father! She was so small when she first came to Besaid.
     ¬I'm sure Lady Yuna will become a high summoner. Everyone in Besaid thinks so.

    Priestess: And you, heathen. Know that the teachings are the only true guide!

    Daddy the fisherman: You might think about not having that toxin cured. I know there's lots of things I'd like to forget. Lots.
    Weavers Hut
    Fabric seller in purple shirt: That old coot dropped what he was doing to go see the summoner off. Now I gotta do all his work, too! It's just not fair.
     ¬Sorry, no time to talk. Rover starts barking when I slack off. (dog is in here today)

    After talking to Rover's owner in Merchant's Hut...
    Doggie: He's got something in his mouth.
    Obtained something mangled and slobbery!
    ~New Overdrive for Valefor
    Merchant's Hut
    Girl with doggie (usually): I'm watching the store while my sis is off praying. [Buy items | Leave.] Come back soon! You know a funny thing happened. My dog dug something up yesterday. I wonder what it was.
     ¬Buy more! Support the local economy!
    Crusaders Lodge
    Crusader behind podium: Like to take a rest? Got to keep sharp, ya? [I'd like a nap. | Maybe later.]

    Sailor w/blue cap: I'm gonna kick back in town till the next ship gets here. <<
     ¬There's no time to rest out there. Never know when Sin will show up.

    Portly Crusader: I haven't fully healed from Sin's toxin so I'm on guard detail. Don't get me wrong. I'd rather be with my buddies. But I'm a little relieved. This operation's gonna be dangerous, you know?
    Besaid Temple -- Great Hall
    Priest: Perhaps your transgression shall be pardoned on account of the toxin. But just this once. Follow the teachings, my son.
     ¬The Crusaders are planning an operation that defies the teachings of Yevon. It is a pity. The loss of Chappu should be lesson enough to follow the teachings.

    Priestess: The summoner embarks on a perilous pilgrimage to save the people. We must pray from the very bottom of our hearts for her success.
    Priestess in Nuns' Chamber: Fear not! The toxin will heal.

    Daddy the fisherman: I'm heading out fishing, so I'm praying for a Sinless ocean.

    Woman in green skirt: Careful not to break any more precepts, or you'll end up like the Crusaders!

    Woman in white: Please, guide Lady Yuna's travels well.

    Kid in dark red: I'm gonna pray for Lady Yuna every day!
     ¬When I was born, Lord Braska and two guardians came to our village.

    Merchant: You're going with Lady Yuna? Does that mean you're a guardian?
    ¬Merchant: I hope your toxin wears off soon. I'll sneak in a prayer for you when I pray for Lady Yuna.

    Portly Crusader: I'm praying for Sir Luzzu's and the others' safety. Yevon knows they'll need it.
     ¬Of course, with the Crusaders excommunicated, I'm not supposed to be in the temple. But the priest let me in special. Guess he's not all precepts after all.

    Sailor w/blue cap: I really, really hope we don't run into Sin on this voyage.
    Path Outside Besaid Village
    [Battle with Dingo]
    Wakka: Here comes one now...Hey, why don't ya try out that sword I gave you?
    Tidus: (Thwack) No problem!
    Wakka: Not too shabby! You kept up with him pretty well. Might make a good guardian someday.
    [Condor appears]
    Wakka: A flyer! My kind of customer! (Thwack)
    [Further on, battle with Flan]
    Wakka: That...looks like trouble.
    Tidus: Heh! Watch this! (Sword goes thud)
    Wakka: Told you. Only magic can beat that thing. If you can't beat 'em down, you gotta use magic of an element they don't like.
    Tidus: Magic? Element?
    Wakka: Let's have our black mage show you what I mean. Lu! You're up!
    Lulu: Clueless, aren't you? Good thing I'm here.
    Lulu: Spells of ice work well against fire fiends... And ice fiends are weak against fire magic. You follow?

    Tidus: I get fire and ice, but what about lightning and water?
    Lulu: Lightning and water are opposed, just like fire and ice. This one here is a water fiend, which means...
    Depending on which spell you pick...
    [Yuna joins Lulu at village overlook]
    Lulu: Take your time.
    Tidus: Let's get going, man!
    Wakka: (Folds arms) We're gonna wait.
    Tidus: Huh?
    [Yuna walks over to Wakka.]
    Wakka: Are you ready?
    Yuna: Mm. (nods, leaves)
    [Lulu follows, pauses and exchanges nods with Wakka, then they leave]
    Tidus: What's going on?
    If Tidus tries the path back to the river on the way to the ferry...
    Tidus: This isn't the way to the pier.

    [Wakka, Lulu and Yuna kneeling before statue, praying]
    Wakka: It's an ancient custom. People leaving the island pray here for a safe trip.
    Wakka: Chappu didn't pray that day. Said he'd miss his boat.
    [Two options, no obvious result either way: [Pray. | Just watch.]
    Wakka: That should do it! (Gets up)

    [If you check statue afterwards, Tidus does Yevon bow.]
    Ruins Near Village
    If Tidus examines blue plaque on ruins...
    Something is written here.
    Kilika and Bikanel
    join as one.
    FMV: Kimahri's Challenge
    [Kimahri bounces down ruins and roars.]
    [Tidus and Kimahri fight]
    Wakka: That's enough!
    Kimahri: (Shakes head and walks away)
    Tidus: What's with that guy?
    Lulu: Kimahri Ronso, of the Ronso tribe. He's learned the fiends' way of fighting.
    Tidus: That's not what I meant!
    Wakka: He's another of Yuna's guardians.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Yuna: (Laughter) Sometimes we don't understand him either. Kimahri doesn't talk much anyway. But he has protected me since I was a child!
    Tidus: Ah.
    [Continuing along path, Garuda attacks]
    Tidus: A flyer...that's your department, right?
    Wakka: True, true. But, uh...Why don't we let our summoner show us what she's made of!
    [Yuna swaps with Tidus]
    Wakka: Your first real battle! Let's see some style!
    Lulu: Show us what your training has taught you, Yuna!
    Yuna: Okay! (Summons Valefor to whump it)
    [Another Garuda attack]
    Wakka: Another one of those? No problem. Leave this one to me, ya? Say goodnight, birdie!
    Besaid Beach and Dock
    If Tidus talks to villagers around dock...
    Woman in purple: I knew this time would come someday. I knew.
     ¬Please watch over Lady Yuna. Here, have this. You may find use for it. ~Phoenix Down

    Man in green and white: Oh! There are so many things I want to tell her. But seeing her there, smiling... I just can't say them.
    Hey, you! The sea's crawling with fiends, so give this to Yuna, okay? ~Ether

    Short priest: May Yevon's blessings be with our summoner on her pilgrimage. Here, a gift from the temple to sanctify her departure. ~Seeker's Ring
     ¬The journey will be long. Believe the teachings, and you will not go astray.

    Old weaver who (almost) never leaves loom: I won't cry...I won't, ya?

    Younger weaver: They're really leaving. Here, a farewell gift from all the village. ~Gil
     ¬I understand why some people didn't come down here. It's hard to say goodbye.

    Little boy w/green headband: Lady Yuna! Don't forget me, okay?
     ¬I'll be good while you're gone! I promise, ya? Here, take this. Daddy says it's an offering. ~Remedy

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): We'll miss Lady Yuna! Come back soon, ya?
     ¬Where are you going on that big boat?
    [Boat pulls away from dock, Yuna gives Yevon bow in farewell.]
    Yuna: Goodbye.
    Chapter 3: Sin and Kilika
    Aboard S.S. Liki
    [Tidus comes up on deck, steals binoculars from another sailor with blue cap, ogles women, eventually stops horsing around]
    [Man with pack approaches Tidus when he enters hold.]
    O'aka: Oooh, them's fascinatin' clothes you're wearing! (Walks over and inspects) Yewh! Filthy, filthy! These won't sell or me name's not O'aka! Don't look like you got much money either. I've no business with ye. Outta me way!
    Tidus: Who do you think you are?
    O'aka: O'aka XXIII, merchant extraordinaire!
    Tidus: O'aka the who?
    O'aka: Don't know me? Well, not many do, not yet.

     ¬O'aka: But someday, the name O'aka will be spoken all over Spira!
     ¬Say, lad, you wouldn't have a bit o' Gil to lend?
    ¬O'aka: Have you got some to lend?

    [Luzzu and Gatta guard aft door]
    Luzzu: I'm not at liberty to talk about our plan.
     ¬If people think you're with us, you'll be excommunicated, too! Some things you're better off not knowing. Take it from me.

    Gatta: Restricted area! Our operation depends on this cargo!
     ¬Why don't you go topside? The fresh sea breeze might help restore your memory!
    Passenger Cabin
    Botta: Ugh...I-I've gotten seasick...I think I'm gonna hurl.

    Keepa: He seems real sick, ya? I'm hiding over here, 'cause I'm gonna get sick too if I keep watching him.
     ¬If you see one guy throw up, you sorta get sick too, you know?
    Power Room
    [Chocobos running in wheels connected to engine]
    Tidus: Wh-What the heck is that!?
    Engineer: (amused) Wh-What the heck is what?
    Tidus: What is this place?
    Engineer: The power room, like it says on the door!
    Tidus: Yeah, but why the big birds?
    Engineer: What's so strange about chocobo power?
    Tidus: Chocobos? Those are chocobos?
    Engineer: What? You've never seen a chocobo? What kind of backwater island did you come from, anyway?
    Tidus: Ummm...
    Narrative: Miracles and oddities were starting to become daily routine on this trip.

    Engineer: La, lalalalala...

    Chocobo: Kweh!
    Sailor with blue cap: Huh? You want to use the binoculars? Captain: We'll arrive in Kilika before nightfall. Go on, take a nap or something.
     ¬The S.S. Liki is funded by Yevon.

    Helmsman: Oh, what a great day! The breeze must feel wonderful.
     ¬Wanna man the helm? Yeah, right. Just kidding.
    Kimahri: (Folds arms across chest. Bugging him multiple times results in brief tiff between him and Tidus.)

    Lulu: I don't know who you are, or where you came from.
     ¬If you interfere with Yuna's pilgrimage, we won't take it lightly.

    If Tidus approaches Wakka before mingling with crowd around Yuna...
    Wakka: Come to think of it, I haven't told you where we're going! First to Kilika Island, then we change boats and head for Luca. 'Fore that, though, Yuna's gotta pray at the temple. I'll be guarding. We'll be praying for the Aurochs' victory, too, so you come along, ya?
    Lulu: (Exasperated sigh) Great plan.
    Wakka: Hey, it is a great plan!
    Tidus: Don't look at me!

    If Tidus approaches crowd around Yuna...
    Sailor in blue: Word is that summoner's got noble blood!
    Bare-chested sailor: I heard she's Lord Braska's daughter!
    Sailor in blue: Ya don't say?

    Tidus: Lord Braska's...daughter?
    Bare-chested sailor: Hrrumph.

    If Tidus sticks around to eavesdrop...
    Datto: Someday we'll earn some respect, just like Yuna.
    -If anyone can defeat Sin the daughter of Lord Braska can!
    -Please take good care of yourself. Just remember that your well-being means a lot to us.
    -A summoner's confident smile is always a great encouragement to us.
    -For both father and daughter to become summoners--it must have been Yevon's will.
    Letty: Man, I wish we were half as popular as Yuna.
    Jassu: Hey, don't let it get to you. It's the same as always, ya?
    Tidus: (to Wakka) So, is Yuna's father famous or something?
    Wakka: She's the daughter of High Summoner Braska! You saw his statue at the temple. Lord Braska defeated Sin ten years ago. Yuna's the heir to a great legacy!
    Tidus: It's tough when your father's famous.
    Wakka: Eh?
    Lulu: Wakka's...a bit lacking in the imagination department.
    Wakka: Huh?
    Tidus: (Laughter) Thanks, Lulu. I'll keep that in mind.
    Wakka: Oh yeah, you talk to Yuna yet? She had some questions for you.
    If Tidus talks to passengers after crowd scatters...
    Sailor in blue: Lord Braska's daughter? She just might have a chance!
    Barechested sailor: We'll get her to Kilika, we will!

    Tidus: She does have a name, you know... Yuna.
    Sailor in blue: Hm? Lady Yuna?
    Barechested sailor: Well then, we pray for Lady Yuna's safe passage!
    Both: (Yevon bow)

    Woman in gold tunic on top deck: Hey, can you believe this?!
    ¬It makes me so mad. I'm not going inside anymore!

    Jassu: I'm so tired of practicing passes. I wanna do some shooting, too!

    Datto: Victory will be ours! Victory! Victory! We're taking home that cup, no matter what it takes, ya?
     ¬(trying to bounce ball on head) Yaah! Haah! Arrrgh!

    Letty: Should I practice kick passes too?
    ¬Letty: I'm gonna sharpen my hand skills!
    [Tidus joins Yuna with feigned nonchalance. Both move to railing. Awkward silence.]
    Yuna: The's nice.
    Tidus: Mm.
    [Finally both start laughing. Flash forward; evidently they talked a bit.]
    Yuna: You're a blitzball player, aren't you? From Zanarkand, right?
    Tidus: Uh... You hear that from Wakka?
    Yuna: Mm-hm.
    Tidus: Ah...Wakka. Wakka doesn't believe me at all.
    Yuna: But I believe you!
    Tidus: Huh?
    Yuna: I've heard, in Zanarkand... there is a great stadium, all lit up even at night!
    Tidus: (Surprised noise)
    Yuna: Great blitzball tournaments are held there, and the stands are always full!
    Tidus: How do you know that?
    Yuna: A man named Jecht told me. He was my father's guardian.
    Tidus: (Mutters and turns away.) J... Jecht.
    Tidus: My father...his name is Jecht!
    Yuna: Amazing! (Yevon bow)
    Yuna: You know, our meeting like this must be the blessing of Yevon!
    Tidus: (Dubious) Sounds like him, but it can't be him.
    Yuna: Why not?
    Tidus: My old man, he died. Ten years ago, off the coast of Zanarkand.
    Yuna: I'm sorry.
    Tidus: He went out to sea for training one day...and never came back. And no one's seen him since then.
    Yuna: Why, that's the day that Jecht came to Spira.
    Tidus: But--
    Yuna: It's true! I first met Jecht ten years and three months ago! I remember, that was the day my father left. The date fits, doesn't it?
    Tidus: Ehh...ha, ha... Yeah, but how would he get here?
    Yuna: You're here, are you not? (smiles, then nods eagerly as he smiles back)
    [Sudden rumble, Yuna thrown to deck. Tidus can't hold her but Kimahri catches her.]
    FMV: Fear on the Sea, Sin Arises, Sin's Threat
    [Several short FMVs showing Sin's assault on the ship.]
    Barechested sailor: Sin! (Staggers towards harpoon, takes aim)
    Wakka: What do you think you're doing? Stick a harpoon in it and we'll all get dragged under!
    Sailor in blue at other harpoon: Sin is going for Kilika! We gotta distract it!
    Barechested sailor: Our families are on Kilika! Forgive us, Lady Summoner!

    Yuna: (nods)
    [This sailor and his buddy in blue overalls fire harpoons towards Sin...]
    Wakka: Wait! Oh, boy...
    FMV: Futile Resistance
    [Harpoons snag Sin; ship is dragged.]
    Boss Battle with Sinscales and Fin
    Battle dialog, depending on who's in party...
    Tidus: How many of these things are there!?
    Wakka: This place is crawling!
    Yuna: When's this going to end?
    Lulu: The fin! That's where they're coming from.
    Wakka: The fin! Attack the fin!
    Tidus: What? We hit the fin first?
    [Finish off fin]
    FMV: Failure
    [Harpoon line snaps, Sin escapes.]
    [Tidus swept overboard. Rescued by Wakka.]
    FMV: Kilika Dusk
    [Fishing village shredded by Sin.]
    Back on the S.S. Liki...
    [Yuna kneels over Tidus who lies on deck. Sky is sunset colors now.]
    Narrative: When Sin attacked Zanarkand that day, I woke up in Spira. I kept hoping it would work in reverse, too.
    Yuna: I will defeat Sin... I must defeat Sin.
    Narrative: I was just fooling myself. Maybe it was that day... on the sea, under the burning sun, I started to give up hope. I was in a foreign world. I wasn't going home. This was my new reality, and I was stuck in it for good.
    Kilika Island
    Docks of Kilika
    [Yuna rushes out of ship. Middle-aged couple meet her on the dock.]
    Yuna: Greetings! I am the summoner Yuna. I have come from the temple in Besaid.
    Woman: M'lady Summoner!
    Yuna: If there is no other summoner here, please allow me to perform the sending.
    Man: Thanks be to ye!
    Woman: Our loved ones... We feared they would become fiends!

    Yuna: Please, take me to them.
    [The couple leads Yuna, Lulu and Kimahri away. Tidus and Wakka disembark.]
    Wakka: We'll go see what we can do to help in town. (Leads Aurochs away)
    Wandering village before Sending ceremony...
    Sailor barring ship gangway, hammering: We won't be able to return to Besaid unless it's fixed.

    Woman wearing blue, in shop: Hey, you're alive! Wait! What do you want? We're not open!

    Man in green and white in front of Kulukan's pub: The pub's closed. I don't think I can get through this without a drink.

    Letty: (Working on righthand path) Tidus, watch your step! It's not safe this way.
    Quays of Kilika: The Sending...
    [Tidus finds crowd on lefthand path, approaches Lulu.]
    Tidus: Uh, what's a "sending"? Are we going somewhere?
    Lulu: (huff!) You truly are clueless. Are you sure it's just your memory that's the problem?
    Lulu: The dead need guidance. Filled with grief over their own death, they refuse to face their fate. They yearn to live on, and resent those still alive. You see, they envy the living. And in time, that envy turns to anger, even hate. Should these souls remain in Spira, they become fiends that prey on the living. Sad, isn't it?
    Lulu: The sending takes them to the Farplane, where they may rest in peace.

    Tidus: Summoners do this?
    Lulu: Mm. (Nods)
    FMV: The Dance
    [Yuna sends the souls of the dead.]
    [Yuna returns to dock; villagers surround her.]
    Tidus: It must be tough, being a summoner.
    Lulu: Yuna chose her own path. She knew from the beginning what it meant. All we can do is protect her along the way. Until the end.
    Tidus: Until the...end?
    Lulu: (Silence)
    Tidus: What's the end?
    Yuna: (Looks up to Lulu)
    Lulu: (Nods slightly to Yuna, then throws hands in the air with a huff and leaves Tidus) Until she defeats Sin.
    Tidus: Oh.
    Lulu: (Embraces Yuna)
    Yuna: I hope...I hope I did okay.
    Lulu: You did very well! They've reached the Farplane by now. But... (Strokes hair) no tears next time, hm?
    Narrative: I wished there would never be a next time. No more people being killed by Sin. No more sendings for Yuna. Everyone stood there watching her. It was strange, and somehow...horrifying. I never wanted to see it again.
    [Fade to black. Tidus wakes up next morning in inn.]
    Kilika Village
    Kilika -- Inn
    Kid running around: I'm gonna be a blitzball when I grow up!

    Old man: This is my home, and no matter how bad it gets, I ain't movin'.

    Innkeeper: Did you rest well? The others left some time ago.
    [Tidus comes outside]
    Datto: runs by: Hey! You awake? Cap'n Wakka's waitin' for you!
    Around the Village

    Man in white pants lying outside inn: Everything is in shambles. I don't know where to start.

    Old man on dock near inn: Our loved ones made it to the Farplane with Lady Yuna's help. We are truly grateful for Yevon's blessing.
     ¬I'm sure my grandchildren made it to the Farplane in peace.

    Woman in white looking out to sea: I wanted to believe it was just a bad dream. That this was all a dream and when I opened my eyes, everything would be back to normal. But, when morning came, nothing had changed.

    Man in green and white hammering by Isken's hut: Yeah, I'm repairing this now, but it'll all be destroyed when Sin comes again. He destroys it, I fix it. I fix it and he destroys it. It's a neverending cycle, I tell you.
     ¬It's not just Kilika. All of Spira has been ravaged by Sin.

    If Tidus approaches small ruined hut opposite Isken's:
    Tidus: Huh?
    Little girl: (Weeping)
    Tidus: Whoa! (Leaps, yanks her to safety as hut collapses)
    Little girl: (Gives Yevon bow and runs off)

    Guy with saw barring path to mainland: Hey! Wakka's waitin' for you!

    Isken's Hut (by path to mainland)
    Woman in blue: Please excuse him. He's been affected by the toxin. So if he says anything offensive, don't take it too seriously.

    Isken the blitzer: What are you lookin' at? I ain't on display here! Go away, man.
    Kulukan's Pub
    Man in green and white slumped in front of bar: I don't care if there isn't any food, I just want to stay here. I'm scared to even look out at the sea. I can feel it out there, can't you?

    Kulukan (female blitzer) before Tidus saves little girl: I opened the store, but we can't serve anything because we don't have anything.
     ¬All the food and drinks are at the bottom of the ocean. Sin took them all.

    Kulukan after Tidus saves little girl: You're the one who saved my sister, right? That treasure box contains a token of my appreciation. Please accept my thanks.

    Girl hopping behind treasure chest: Thanks for saving me. Our house fell down... but my big sister's here, so I'm real happy!
     ¬Hey, are you a blitzer? Good luck! I'm rooting for you!
    Main Dock (Ferry Mooring)
    Larbeight (blitzer hammering on dock): Everyone was so pumped up for the tournament, but now because of Sin, well...We players don't even feel up to practicing anymore.
     ¬We may be short on practice, but we'll prove we 've got what it takes. We'll cheer up the whole island by bringing home the victory cup this year!

    Vuroja (One-eyed blitzer swimming): If the Kilika Beasts win, it'll give the whole island something to celebrate. Thinking about that makes me want to practice harder.

    Man sitting on crates: I don't know if it's the toxin, but I can't remember a thing. Like my name, my house... I thought someone might notice me and help me out if I sat here. But no one's paying any attention. I guess everyone has their own problems to worry about.
     ¬Hey, I may not even be from around here. Maybe I come from someplace far away...Who knows?

    Old woman in open hut: Hey, you! Hands off the merchandise! Oh, you're a customer, are you? (Shop)
    [Tidus finds Wakka supervising repairs]
    Wakka: Ah, there you are!
    Wakka: Besaid Aurochs! Huddle!

    Aurochs: (Climb down to join him)
    Wakka: On to the temple, where we pray for victory!
    Aurochs: (cheer and run off)
    Wakka: High Summoner Ohalland used to live in the Kilika temple here. Yep, Lord Ohalland was once a great blitzer, you know?
    Tidus: Wakka...
    Wakka: Hm?
    Tidus: Praying for victory's all good...but is this right?
    Wakka: Something wrong with enjoying blitzball?
    Tidus: Is this really the time?
    Wakka: This is the only time! The players fight with all their strength; the fans cheer for their favorite team. They forget pain, suffering... Only the game matters! That's why blitz has been around for so long. Least that's what I think.
    Tidus: Whatever you say.
    Wakka: Let's play...and win! Right?
    Tidus: (Fistpump) Right!
    Wakka: (Turns and points) Temple's beyond the jungle there. Let's go!
    Kilika Jungle
    [Tidus and Wakka find the others waiting. Wakka heads to Lulu.]
    Wakka: What's up?
    Lulu: (To Tidus) Yuna's saying she wants you with us.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Yuna: (Smiling) I want to ask you to be my guardian.
    Wakka: Yuna! What? This is no times for jokes, ya?
    Wakka: He may be a blitzball whiz kid, but up against fiends, he's a newbie.

    Yuna: (Stops smiling) Not a guardian, then...I just want him nearby.
    Wakka: Wha?! (screws up face)
    Tidus: What? What do you mean?
    Yuna: It's just that, well...
    Lulu: We're all going to the temple anyway. Can't this wait till later?
    Yuna: (Smiles and nods, turns back to T.) I'm sorry. I shouldn't have...
    Tidus: There's nothing to be sorry about. I'm just not really sure what's going on.
    Yuna: My apologies. (Bows)
    Tidus: ...

    [Battle with nasty plant]
    Lulu: Kimahri, why don't you use "Lancet" on it?
    Tidus: What's a "Lancet"?
    Lulu: Normally, it's a skill that weakens enemies and heals the user. But when a Ronso uses it, that Ronso can sometimes learn fiends' abilities.
    Tidus: Hey, sounds cool!
    Jungle Paths

    Officer in dark blue, W of Ochu: We Crusaders are training for the upcoming operation. Call on us if you see any sinspawn.
     ¬Are you heading for Kilika Temple? Then just follow this trail. There arre poisonous fiends in the forest. Be on your guard! ~Remedy
     ¬I'd steer clear of Ochu, Lord of the Wood. It's a powerful fiend even we Crusaders avoid.
     ¬I can't believe you defeated Ochu! Say, how would you like to join the Crusaders? Here's a little something for your victory.~Nullblaze Shield

    Officer in dark blue N of Ochu: Good day, guardians! Many fiends have been sighted in areas attacked by Sin. Please be careful on your journey. ~Hi-potion
     ¬Every Crusader must pray for the fiends' souls. We all want the dead to find peace on the Farplane, right?
     ¬Fiends are everywhere. Never let your guard down.

    Pair of Crusaders talking to an officer: Yes, Sir! On our way, Sir! (Run off)

    Blue plaque by path:
    t e p s w r s
    V C O I U

    If Tidus approaches Ochu...
    Gatta: Company, halt!
    Luzzu: The fiend before us is Ochu, Lord of the Wood! We've had trouble with this one before. Remember, discretion is the better part of valor.
    [If Tidus goes past them, Luzzu and Gatta flee leaving party to face monster]

    Talking to Luzza and Gatta again...
    Luzzu: The Ochu is no garden-variety fiend. We could throw a hundred Crusaders at it and still lose.
     ¬Ochu poison is a surefire way to get to the Farplane, and fast. ~Antidote
    Gatta: Standing guard, sir! (Salutes)

    After Ochu boss fight...
    Gatta: Whoa.
    Luzzu: A summoner and her guardians. Very impressive!
    Gatta: Sir, we should fight, too!
    Luzzu: We'll get our chance soon enough.
    Gatta: (Salutes and jogs off with Luzzu, singing) Young Crusaders, gather round! We'll beat Sin into the ground!

    If Tidus talks to them in woods after that...
    Luzzu: Do your best, kid. Wakka's counting on you. ~Elixir
    Gatta: Hey, after the tournament, you should join the Crusaders!
    Steps of Kilika Temple
    Wakka: O-ho! These stone steps have a history, you know? Yep, Lord Ohalland trained here at his peak.
    Letty, Datto: (chuckling)
    Tidus: A race, huh?
    Wakka: Mm.
    Aurochs: Mm.
    Tidus: Think you can beat me?
    [The guys line up]
    Aurochs: (Louder chuckling)
    Wakka: Yuna, if you would.
    Yuna: (Raises arm) Ready? (Drops arm, runs ahead giggling)
    Wakka: Hey! Hey!
    Tidus: Ah! Huh? Hey!
    After Yuna cheats in the "race"...
    Kimahri: (shakes head)
    Lulu: Kids...
    [Tidus runs up the steps...]
    Aurochs: (Fleeing back down)
    Datto: L-Look out!
    Wakka: Everyone, quick! Sinspawn!
    Possible dialog during battle with boss: Geneaux...
    Tidus: It's hard as rock! My sword's no good!
    Wakka: My ball can't hurt it either! How 'bout magic!?
    Lulu: Its tentacles absorb any spell cast at its body!
    [They kill the overgrown escargot]

    Tidus: (Sags, gasping for breath) Yeesh!
    Wakka: Sorry about that! Hoped to break you in a little slower.
    Tidus: Being a guardian's tiring!
    Wakka: You handled yourself pretty well. You got talent.
    Tidus: Nah.
    Tidus: So, what are these "sinspawn" anyway?
    Lulu: Fiends. They fall from Sin's body, and are left behind in its wake.
    Wakka: Leave 'em alone, and Sin comes back for 'em. You gotta be quick!
    Narrative: That moment when Wakka told me I had talent in battle... I think that was when I started seriously considering becoming a guardian.

    [Party resumes climbing stairs]
    Wakka: So, uh...they got fiends in Zanarkand, too?
    Tidus: Just a few. It's a big deal when one shows up, though.
    Tidus: Hey! Since when have you believed me about Zanarkand, anyway?
    Wakka: I been thinking. Maybe people Sin gets to don't die. Maybe Sin carries 'em through time. Like a thousand years through time. And then one day, maybe they just pop back, see?
    Lulu: (Shakes head) Amazing. Simply amazing.
    Wakka: Hm?
    Lulu: You make up one theory after another, refusing to face the simple truth. Sin didn't take Chappu anywhere. Sin crushed him and left him on the Djose shore! Your brother won't just pop back.
    Lulu: Oh, and one more thing. No matter how much you want it, no one can take Chappu's place. No one can replace Sir Jecht, for that matter. And there's no replacement for Lord Braksa, either. It's pointless to think about it, and sad. (Storms off; Yuna follows)

    Wakka: (Sits) I...I could never be what Chappu was. (Slams down fist)
    Wakka: Well, stuff happens. Best not to worry.

    Narrative: Wakka, Lulu, and Wakka's brother Chappu. Something had happened between them a long time ago, I was sure of it. Well, whatever it was, it was none of my business, that's for sure. Best not to go there.

    Kilika Temple
    Temple Forecourt

    Datto: You sure are talented, man. Playing blitzball and fighting like that!
     ¬I came here last year to fight for victory, but we lost in the first round. I guess I didn't pray hard enough, ya?

    Letty: So this is the place remembered in honor of High Summoner Ohalland... Makes you kind of nervous, ya?
     ¬All these flames around the temple... They've always burned strong, ever since High Summoner Ohalland's time.

    Man in yellow and blue: I'm going to pray real hard so that Sin doesn't come back here.

    Old man: Climbing those stone steps every day has kept me in shape. Haven't caught a cold in years.

    Woman in blue: I heard famous people come here. Where could they be?

    Man in green and white: I hear the Crusaders are going to fight Sin without the aid of a summoner. Heh, they've got another thing coming. Haven't they ever heard of divine retribution?

    Wife in gold tunic: I've had enough of Kilika. Too many tearful memories here. We came to visit the temple one last time before we leave for good.
    Husband in shorts: We've decided to leave Kilika, and look for a place without Sin. Who knows if we'll ever find it.
    [As Tidus approaches main door, three blitzball players exit]
    Wakka: You here to pray for victory, too?
    Bickson: Us? Pray? Who needs to pray? The Luca Goers always win!
    Wakka: Oh, yeah? Then why are you here?
    Graav: We've been praying for some competition this year!
    Bickson: So what's your goal this time? You gonna "do your best" again? Ha! It's too bad your best isn't good enough! Why even bother showing up?
    Tidus: This time, we play to win!
    Aurochs: (lunge and fistpump)
    Bickson: Oooh! Play away! Just remember even kids can play, boys.
    [Goers saunter off]
    Wakka: See you in the finals!
    [After Kimahri, Wakka and Lulu enter temple...]
    Tidus: We'll beat them. We have to!
    Yuna: You know that team?
    Tidus: Putting people down...They're as bad as my old man!
    Yuna: But, Sir Jecht was a kind and gentle man!
    Tidus: Well, not my Jecht.
    Yuna: (sighs)
    Narrative: Even ten years after he left... just thinking about my old man got me angry. But maybe that was just my way of keeping him... Nah.
    After Goers leave...

    Datto: My poor knees were shakin' when the Goers confronted me.

    Letty: That was Bickson. He's a jerk, but a first-rate blitzer.

    Man in yellow and blue: The Goers and the Aurochs are going down! I guarantee you, the Beasts are gonna take home the cup this year!

    Man in green and white: Seeing blitzball players here is a sure sign that the tournament is approaching.

    Old man: I used to be a blitzer back in my day. Always vying with the other teams.

    Fancy lady in blue: Wait a minute. Could they have been the celebrities?

    Woman in gold tunic: I just saw a summoner and her gurardian enter the Cloister of Trials.

    Husband in shorts: The Goers look like a pretty good team, but they're so stuck up, aren't they?
    Kilika Temple Great Hall
    Nizarut (blitzer raising arms): Yeah! Once we win the tournament, this will be my victory pose!

    Deim (female blitzer): I envy your happy-go-lucky atttitude.

    [Wakka kneels before statue of Lord Ohalland]

    Lulu: I think Wakka needs to do a little more praying.

    Yuna: Please, let Wakka's prayers be heard.

    Kimahri: (shakes head)
    If Tidus tries to enter Cloister...
    Kimahri: (Shakes head and beckons him back)
    Nuns' Quarters (Right side)
    Little girl: Guess what? I really like studying the scriptures! The monks give us lots of sweets if we study hard!

    Other little girl: I'm supposed to study real hard and become a nun. But I just wanna run around and play at the beach.
    Monks' Quarters Left side)
    Priest: Kilika Temple is the temple of fire. Even the Cloister of Trials is engulfed in flames. Those who disobey the precepts and enter unsanctioned may forfeit their lives.

    Older priest: May the Kilika Beasts win this year's tournament... and serve as a sign of encouragement and hope for the people of Kilika.
    Kilika Temple Great Hall
    Wakka: Lord Ohalland, guide our feet.
    [Dona and Barthello emerge from Cloister]
    Dona: A summoner, are you?
    Yuna: My name is Yuna-- from the Isle of Besaid.
    Dona: Dona.
    Dona: So, you're High Summoner Braska's daughter. That's quite a name to live up to.
    Dona: My, my, my...And all these people are your guardians? My, what a rabble! As I recall, Lord Braska had only two guardians. Quality over quantity, my dear. Whatever were you thinking? I have need of only one guardian. Right, Barthello?
    Barthello: (nods)

    Kimahri: (Faces off with Barthello)
    Yuna: I only have as many guardians as there are people I can trust. I trust them all with my life! To have so many guardians is a joy, and an honor! Even more so than being my father's daughter. Of course, I would never think of questioning your ways, either. So, Lady Dona, I ask of you: please leave us in peace.
    Dona: You do what you want. Barthello, we're leaving.
    Yuna: (sags)
    Narrative: A guardian is someone a summoner can rely on. Someone she can trust with her life. I wondered, did Yuna feel that way about me?
    Yuna: (Clasps hands shyly and smiles at T.)
    Narrative: What's she smiling about?
    Blizters' comments after Dona leaves...
    Nizarut: Yeah! Teamwork and trust are key elements for both guardians and blitzers!

    Deim: Are you a blitzer? Or a guardian? Don't tell me you're both!
    Cloister of Trials
    Wakka: The fayth is below. Let's do it!
    Tidus: The "fayth"?
    Lulu: But first, the Cloister of Trials. Kimahri? Wakka? Ready?
    [They nod]
    Yuna: Strength, everyone! (Yevon bow)
    [All step onto elevator. Kimahri shoves Tidus off.]
    Tidus: Wha? Hey, what gives?
    Lulu: You're not a guardian yet.
    Yuna: Um... We'll be back as soon as we can, okay?
    [Platform descends and returns.]
    Tidus: Oh, sure! Soon like "tomorrow" soon, I bet!

    [Enter Dona and Barthello.]
    Dona: Where's Yuna?
    Tidus: (Waves towards lift)
    Dona: Then why are you here?
    Tidus: Hey, I'm not a guardian, so I'm not supposed to go in, right?
    Dona: Hmmm. Not a guardian, you say?
    Barthello: (Picks up T. and tosses him onto elevator platform)

    Tidus: Hey! Wait! Ah! Lemme go! Ow! Hey! What's the big idea?
    Dona: Just a little game.
    Tidus: Huh?
    [Elevator descends]
    Tidus: This is bad, really bad.
    If Tidus tries to get back on Cloister lift...
    Tidus: Come on, go up! Go up!
    [When Tidus decides to go through doors into Cloister...]
    Tidus: Only guardians allowed, and I'm sure no guardian. Well, I guess it's too late now.
    [Solves Cloister of Trials]
    Waiting Room Outside Chamber of Fayth
    Wakka: Whoa, whoa, whoa! (Facepalm)
    Tidus: It was Dona and that big musclehead man!
    Lulu: Yuna will be the one to suffer the consequences!
    Tidus: Uh... What consequences?
    Wakka: She could be excommunicated!

    Wakka: Just wait.

    Tidus: So what's in there anyway?
    Wakka: The fayth, remember?
    Tidus: Oh yeah, that thing. Right.
    Lulu: The fayth are people who gave their lives to battle Sin. Yevon took their souls, willingly given from their still-living bodies.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Lulu: Now they live forever, trapped in statues. But when a summoner beckons, the souls of the fayth emerge once again. That's what we call an aeon.
    Tidus: All that in this room? S-So what's Yuna doing in there?
    Wakka: She prays with all her heart for a way to defeat Sin.

    Lulu: The chamber beyond is a sacred place. Only summoners may enter.
    Tidus: What, even guardians can't go?
    Wakka: It's taboo!
    Tidus: Oh.

    ¬Wakka: Just wait.

    ¬Lulu: (hand on forehead, shakes head)

    ¬Kimahri: (Shoves Tidus away from inner door)
    [Tidus tries to leave. Inner door opens. Yuna staggers out, tended by Lulu]
    Narrative: There was something I didn't tell anyone else that day. That song we heard there, in the temple...I knew it from my childhood. It was proof that Spira and Zanarkand were connected somehow. At least to me it was.
    Narrative: Maybe that's why, suddenly, I felt like...I just wanted to go home. I tried to say something, to tell them. But the words wouldn't come.

    [Tidus emerges from temple]
    Temple Forecourt
    [Yuna and guardians emerge from temple. Locals (Plus Wantz the paparazzi) gather and gawk. Flashback to Tidus entering stadium with crowd of admirers.]
    Narrative: I thought I had put my feelings for Zanarkand behind me. But they were there, and they grew inside me, bigger and bigger, till I was just about ready to burst.
    [Leaving temple area, Tidus hangs back]
    Yuna: Are...are you okay?
    Tidus: I...I don't know.
    Yuna: What do you want to do?
    Tidus: To scream real loud.
    Yuna: (nervous chuckle)
    [Wakka and Kimahri whirl, Lulu ignores.]
    Backtrack before leaving Kilika (Most responses the same, a few new ones...)
    Temple Nuns' Chambers
    Little girl: My mommy and daddy are at a place called the far plain. I wonder when they're coming home?

    Other little girl: I ignored the precepts and went into the cloister once. Boy, did I get in trouble!
    Around the Village
    Guy hammering near Isken's hut: A summoner named Dona passed through here a little while ago. She'll probably be taking the ferry.
     ¬That Dona's quite an attractive lady, but she's a bit on the cold side, if you know what I mean.

    Woman looking out to sea near Isken's hut: The sea sure looks beautiful from here, but Sin's lurking out there, somewhere. It gives me the creeps just thinking about it.

    Guy in white pants lounging in front of inn: There's not a smile in all of Kilika, thanks to Sin. But if we win the next tournament, that should cheer everyone up.

    Innkeeper: We're still cleaning up here. Uh... Shouldn't you be on your way?

    Old man outside Inn: Sin is a divine punishment upon the people. There is nothing we can do about it. We can only rely on Yevon's teachings and the summoners to help us through this.

    Larbeight hammering on dock: We're off to Luca as soon as I finish this off.
    ¬Just wait and see. We'll win for sure.
    [Tidus approaches Yuna's party on dock]
    Wakka: Off to Luca at last! The matches start soon as we get there, so rest up on the way, ya?
    Chapter 4: Luca
    Aboard the S.S. Winno
    [Everyone embarks. Crowd gathers near Yuna on deck, including Wantz. Lulu summons Wakka to top deck. Tidus starts in passengers' cabin with Aurochs and some Goers.]
    Passenger Cabin
    Datto: Tournament's coming up real soon. I wish we had more time to practice, ya?

    Jassu: I just want to sneak up behind them and beat the... I mean, I wanna get in their faces and show 'em what we're made of!

    Letty: Why do we have to be on the same ship as those Lucans anyway?

    Botta: Those herbs I bought in Kilika for seasickness are working great, ya?

    Keepa: Urgh... Why do I feel like I'm being watched?

    Abus: Looks like our gals are brewing up something back there. I'd be afraid if I were you.

    Doram: Hey, that boy in the Aurochs is a cutie.

    Balgerda: My, you're kinda cute, too. Wanna have some fun?
    Power Room
    Note: If you skipped going belowdecks on the S.S. Liki, the cutscene with Tidus discovering chocobos will trigger here instead...

    Woman in power room: La, lalalalala...

    Chocobo: Kweh!
    Main Cabin
    Dona: (Necking with Barthello) Some people can be so rude.
    [Luzzu and Gatta are guarding back door again... well, Luzzu is.]
    Luzzu: It might not mean much, but good luck in the tournament.

    Gatta: (snnnnoooore) Luzzu: Best to let him sleep.

    Note: If you skipped going belowdecks on the S.S. Liki, the cutscene with O'aka insulting Tidus' clothes will be triggered now. Otherwise he doesn't speak unless you hit "X"...
    O'aka: They ask a fortune for rags in Besaid. And Kilika, well... Me business is in shambles! What's an O'aka to do, I ask ye!
    O'aka: Mind spotting me some Gil again, lad?
    Captain: We're doing double duty on the watch to avoid ending up like the S.S. Liki. Report to us immediately if you see any sign of Sin.
     ¬This ship is just a ferry. We're doomed if we run into Sin.

    Helmsman: No offense, but I'm a diehard Luca Goers fan. Good luck, pal. You're gonna need it.
     ¬Maybe you're better off asking the Goers to coach you.
    If Tidus heads aft before eavesdropping on Wakka and Lulu...
    Tidus: What are you all talking about?
    Bickson: Who are you supposed to be?
    Graav: Ah, I remember him. Guy from Kilika.
    Bickson: Hmm?
    Graav: You know, one of the Besaid Aurochs. Said somethin' about winning the cup.
    Bickson: Oh, right. You're that idiot.

    Yuna: Don't call him that!
    Bickson: But he is an idiot. They don't got what it takes to win the cup.
    Tidus: Well, they do now that I'm here!
    Yuna: Yes, they will win! He used to be the star player of the Zanarkand Abes!
    Goers: (snickering)
    Graav: Yeah, as if anyone lived in those ruins.

    Yuna: It's not ruins, there's a big city there! There is!
    Tidus: I-I got too close to Sin and--
    Yuna: There is a city, really!
    (Graav exchanges glance with Bickson)
    Bickson: Right. Whatever your Ladyship says.
    [Goers go below, Aurochs come on deck.]

    Tidus: What's wrong? You seemed kinda mad back there.
    Yuna: They were being rude and... I do believe your Zanarkand exists. I really do, you know!
    Tidus: How come?
    Yuna: Sir Jecht used to always tell me stories. It'd be great to see your home someday. I'd love to go there.
    Tidus: (wryly) Yeah.
    Narrative: So, Yuna, wanna come over to my place?
    Narrative: Right, sure... As if I had a place to show her.
    Lulu: Well? Say something. You'll take responsibility?
    Wakka: Relax! He's bound to know someone in Luca.
    Lulu: And if not?
    Wakka: He could always join a blitz team. Anyhow, it's better than just leaving him in Besaid!
    Lulu: What? Just leaving him in Luca?
    Wakka: What do you want me to do?
    Lulu: Yuna wants to make him a guardian.
    Wakka: Oh, yeah, geez...There's that too, eh?
    Lulu: And whose fault is that?
    Wakka: Not mine!
    Lulu: (glares)
    Wakka: (slumps) It is mine, huh?
    Continuing to eavesdrop...
    Wakka: Why do you think she wants to make him a guardian, anyway?
    Lulu: Because he's Sir Jecht's son.
    Wakka: Oh, right.
    Wakka: Wait, you sure 'bout that? He's really Sir Jecht's son?

    Lulu: It's hard to say, but Yuna seems to believe so.
    Wakka: Okay.
    Lulu: "Okay?" "Okay?" That's all you have to say?
    Wakka: Well, yeah, I mean...He's gotta decide for himself, ya? Well, him and Yuna, I guess.
    Lulu: You're right, for once.
    Wakka: Ahem!
    Lulu: I wonder which is best...

    Lulu: Why don't you tell him he should?
    Wakka: Should what?
    Lulu: Become Yuna's guardian.
    Wakka: Why me?
    Lulu: Because Yuna can't.
    Wakka: Why not?
    Lulu: He hates his father-- what he was, what he did. Do you really think she can possibly say to him... "I want you to be my guardian, like your father was to mine?"
    Wakka: Aren't you being over-sensitive?
    Lulu: (Huff!)
    Wakka: All right, all right. I'll try talking to him after the tournament.
    Lulu: Be discreet.
    Wakka: I know. It's his decision.

    Wakka: He doesn't like his father?
    Lulu: Apparently. He told Yuna as much.
    Wakka: Hating your own father, huh? Sounds like a luxury to me. I don't even remember my parents. Can't say how I feel about 'em.
    Lulu: I...I was five then, so I remember mine a little.
    Wakka: Dammit! (slams fist on deck)
    Lulu: Hm?
    Wakka: Sin just takes everything away from us.

    Yuna: I do believe your Zanarkand exists. I really do, you know!

    Kimahri: (uncrosses arms)

    Lulu: I'm sorry. I need some time to think.

    Wakka: Go to bed, bud. Tournament starts tomorrow morning. [As Tidus starts downstairs...] Someone's bound to recognize you when they see your moves out there.

    Wantz: (runs away from Tidus, snaps more pictures)

    After Bickson, Raudy and Graav head downstairs...
    Jassu: We can finally relax now that the Goers are down in the cabin.
     ¬Don't mind Kimahri for not answering you. He's the silent type, you know?

    Datto: Looks like the toxin's still getting to you. Take it easy and go to bed early, ya?
     ¬We wanted to have our final practice in Kilika, but that's impossible after what happened to the place.

    Letty: Wakka is busy right now. Maybe you shouldn't bother him.
     ¬Let's pray we don't have to go against the Goers until the finals!

    Sailor in blue: The Aurochs are the team to watch this year. They say they have a blitzer from Zanarkand on their team!
    Female sailor: Oh, come on! You actually believe that rumor?
    Sailor in blue: Ha! No way. I only meant it'll be fun to watch.

    Sailor in blue: You're a blitzer from Zanarkand, right? At least put up a good fight, you hear me?
     ¬That guy poking around back there is taking sphere shots of Lady Yuna.

    Female sailor: Zanarkand, eh? If you're going to bluff at all, say something a little more believable.
     ¬You've got nerve to say you're from Zanarkand. Go home and relearn Yevon's teachings.

    Captain: We have two summoners and the Goers onboard. It is my responsibility to carry them safely to their destination.
     ¬What, the Besaid Aurochs? They're more like cargo.
    Belowdecks in Passenger Cabin
    Botta: I-It's terrible! Those Lucans dragged off Keepa!
     ¬I...I hope I'm next.

    Abus: They say you come from the ruins. Hehehe... The Aurochs gotta be desperate to depend on some wacko.

    Graav: Let's see them moves you've learned in those ruins then!

    Bickson: Yo, mister star player from Zanarkand! Take it easy on us today.

    Doram: Now, what should we play next?

    Balgerda: What? You want to hang out with us? Hmm... Maybe later.

    Keepa: H-Help!
    [Tidus finds abandoned blitzball on deck]
    [flashback: Jecht catches young Tidus practicing. Creepy Little Kid (tm) in background.]
    Jecht: Well, well, trying to follow in my footsteps, are you?
    Jecht: I usually charge for lessons, you know...
    Jecht: That shot is done... like this! (Demonstrates)
    Jecht: You can't do it, kid. But don't worry, my boy. You're not the only one. No one else can do it. I'm the best!
    [Mini-game: Tidus tries to learn Jecht Shot]
    Jecht: No one else can do it.
    Jecht: I'm the best!
    Jecht: You're out of your league!
    Jecht: You can't do it, kid.
    [If Tidus fails...]
    Tidus: (Flies up in the air, spins and falls.)
    Jecht: (Voice) Told you you couldn't do it!
    Tidus: (Kicks ball off deck in frustration)
    Yuna: (shows up and waves)
    Tidus: Oh. (Mutters, does a backflip to show off.)
    Yuna: (Giggle)
    Yuna: You tried to do a Jecht Shot, didn't you?
    [If Tidus succeeds...]
    Tidus: (Amazed laughter) The best? Yeah, right.
    Aurochs: (Gather around him)
    Wakka: Whoah! What's that called?
    Tidus: Doesn't have a name. Anyone can do it if they try.
    Wakka: Show us one more time, ya?
    Yuna: (Waves)
    Tidus: (Kick!)

    If Tidus talks to Wakka before Yuna...
    Wakka: I knew it! I knew you were somethin' special!

    Tidus: (Approaches Yuna)
    Yuna: That was the Jecht shot, wasn't it?

    Optional extra dialog if Tidus does Jecht Shot...
    Datto: I feel a little nervous with Lady Yuna watching us, ya?
     ¬Yeow...I-I hurt my back.

    Jassu: I'm gonna tell Botta and Keepa all about that shot you just did. They'll be so mad when they find out what they missed!
     ¬I'm glad the Goers weren't here to see it. Let's keep it secret until the finals!

    Letty: Is Datto alright? It's right before the big game and all.
     ¬That was one amazing shot you just did! They don't call you an ace for nothin'.

    Female sailor: You should go rest. You're gonna drown during the match if you're sleep-deprived.
    Sailor in blue: The Aurochs are getting too hyped up before the match.
    Tidus: How do you know that?
    Yuna: Sir Jecht showed it to me when I was a child. He called it the "Sublimely Magnificent Jecht Shot Mark III."
    Tidus: Stupid name, huh? You know what? There is no Mark I or Mark II, you know? My old man said the name Mark III was just something to hook the crowd. He said they'd come back every night expecting to see Mark I and Mark II. And, they really did come back. I used to get so mad.
    Yuna: (chuckle)
    [Long silence]
    Tidus: Is he alive, you think?
    Yuna: I don't know. But, Sir Jecht was my father's guardian.
    Tidus: So he's famous here, too?
    Yuna: Yes. So if anything happened to him, I should think word would get around fast.
    Tidus: Uh-huh.
    Yuna: What would you do, if you found him?
    Tidus: Who knows? I thought he died ten years ago. Well...I'd probably just smack him one. After everything he put Mom and me through. Because he was famous, I was always...
    Tidus: Well, you should know, Yuna.
    Yuna: Hm?
    Tidus: Your father's famous, too. Everyone in Spira knows him, right?
    Yuna: Mm.
    Tidus: Ain't it tough?
    Yuna: It is hard to follow in his footsteps, as a summoner.
    Tidus: Sure.
    Yuna: But the honor of having a father like him surpasses all that, I think.
    Tidus: Well, there wasn't much to honor about my old man, that's for sure.
    Yuna: You shouldn't say that about your father!
    Tidus: I got the right!
    Yuna: Hm. I guess you do.
    Tidus: (Smacked by blitzball) Ow!

    [If Tidus failed...]
    Wakka: Hey! It's past your bedtime, kiddos!
    [If Tidus succeeded...]
    Wakka: Show me that move again!
    Tidus: Yo!

    Narrative: I didn't think my old man would come to Luca. He never did like watching other people play. But I couldn't help feeling something bad was gonna happen. And these feelings of mine are usually right. Sure, I had told Wakka I'd help him win the tournament. But I wasn't sure I had it in me to play at all anymore.
    FMV: Luca Harbor
    [S.S. Winno pulls into dock at Luca. Over crowd noise, can hear announcer dimly at first, then growing louder...]
    Announcer (Bobba): ...he shoots...gooooooaaaaallll! Unbelievable! Ladies and gentleman, the day we've all been waiting for, the opening tournament of the season. This event is sponsored by Yevon. And this year we celebrate Maester Mika's 50th year in office!
    Dock Number 2, Luca
    [Athletes emerge from S.S. Winno accompanied by live broadcast]
    Announcer (Bobba): Ah, over there! The ships carrying the players are arriving now! This would be dock number 2. All the way from Kilika, it's the Kilika Beasts! High Summoner Ohalland used to play for them--a big name to live up to. Their hometown was recently attacked by Sin. Isn't that right, Jimma?
    Color Guy (Jimma): Yes, Bobba. They're going to be pulling out all the stops to try and bring back the cup this year.
    Bobba: Exciting, isn't it folks? Our next team off the ramp is...Well, well, well! If it isn't the Besaid Aurochs! They're a living, breathing statistical impossibility! I've never seen a team this bad! That's right! In twenty-three years they've never made it past the first round! Only a few die-hard fans are in the audience today.
    Jimma: Best of luck to them and a safe journey back to Besaid.
    Bobba: Right, Jimma. Moving right along, our next team is... Here they are, folks! Our very own Luca Goers! They've got power! They've got speed! They've got teamwork! They're an all-around first-class team! And they're back home in Luca!
    Jimma: Without a doubt, they are the favorite this year, Bobba. And after the way they dominated last year, it'd take a miracle for them to lose today.
    Bobba: You can say that again, Jimma. Look at the crowd, folks! Look at the crowd! Looks like all of Luca has turned out to cheer the Goers on! They know, I know, and you know, folks! The Luca Goers are number one!

    [Besaid islanders assemble on dock]
    Tidus: (Kicks dock)
    Wakka: It's like this every year, ya? Don't let it bother you.
    Tidus: (Produces megaphone from...somewhere...hops on crates and starts yelling) Stop right there, Goers! You guys are smilin' now, but not for long!
    Wakka: (Facepalms)
    Tidus: 'Cause this year, us Aurochs are taking the cup! (Jeering laughter)
    [Tidus gets down and rejoins party]
    Wakka: What in Yevon's name were you doing up there?
    Datto: We sure stood out, though!
    Letty: We were on the sphere!
    Jassu: We were?

    [Three people run by...]
    Luca guard in blue: Maester Mika is here!
    Pom-pom lady: Already?
    Guy in green and white: The number 3 dock!

    Tidus: What's up now?
    Yuna: Maester Mika has arrived, that's what!
    Tidus: Mika? Maester?
    Lulu: Maester Mika is the leader of all the peoples of Spira. He's come all the way from Bevelle. The tournament is being held to honor his fifty years as Maester.
    Tidus: Fifty years? Shouldn't he be, uh, retired by now?
    Wakka: Hey! Mind your mouth, now.
    Yuna: Let's all go see him!
    Talking to people before watching Maester Mika's arrival...
    Two men in conversation:
    - I'll bet you anything the Luca Goers are gonna win again this year.
    - Maybe so, but you'd better not count out the Kilika Beasts!
     ¬The Besaid Aurochs? Win? Now that's funny! Hahaha! Gimme a break, man!

    Woman with pom-pom hat: Maester Mika has ruled Spira for the past fifty years.

    Man in yellow and green: Maester Mika doesn't make many public appearances. He's getting too old for that.

    Sailor in blue: I'm glad I got here safely. Don't want another S.S. Liki incident.

    Barechested man in white pants: If I can catch one glimpse of Maester Mika, I'll have something to brag about back home.

    Man in blue vest: Man, this tournament is gonna rock! Even the big man is here to see the game.

    Luca guard in blue barring the wrong way: We have sealed off all access to the stadium for the time being. We're trying to control the mad rush of people who have already entered the stadium.
     ¬We apologize for the inconvenience, but access to the stadium has been sealed off.
    Dock number 3, Luca
    [Crowd gathered beside huge vessel whose sails bear Yevon's symbol.]
    Tidus: (Stands on tiptoe) Can't see a thing!
    Wakka: Shhhh!
    [Band starts playing, Seymour disembarks]
    Man in crowd: That's a Guado, right?
    Woman in crowd: Who could it be?
    Another man: Isn't that... Maester Seymour?
    [Seymour turns to face ship, kneels deeply, does Yevon bow. Crowd bows too. Mika appears and descends.]
    Mika: People of Spira, I thank you for your generous welcome. Rise, Maester Seymour. And all of you as well. I present to you...the son of Maester Jyscal Guado, who departed for the Farplane a fortnight past.
    Seymour: (Rises and turns to crowd, gives courtly bow)
    Mika: As some of you already know, he has been officially ordained a maester of Yevon.
    Seymour: I am Seymour Guado. I am honored to receive the title of Maester. In life, my father Jyscal worked to foster friendship between man and Guado. I vow to carry on his legacy, and to fulfill my duties as maester to the best of my abilities.
    [Crowd gives Yevon bow]
    Wakka: (Nudges Tidus) You, too! Bow your head!
    [Mika walks off. Seymour lingers and locks eyes with Yuna before following.]
    Wakka: Really psyches you up, ya? All right! Last meeting before the match! Hustle!
    [Tidus stares at Yuna, whose eyes are fixed on the ground]
    Auroch's Locker Room
    [Tidus enters. Aurochs look up, then down, groaning in unison.]
    Tidus: Where's Wakka?
    Datto: At the match-up draws.
    Letty: We had to play the Goers in the first match last year.
    Jassu: The year before that, and the one before that, too!
    Keepa: Well, we would've lost to anyone anyway.
    [Door opens, all turn]
    Datto: Cap'n Wakka!
    Wakka: Ha! (Fistpump) We're playin' the Al Bhed Psyches first. If we win, we're in the finals!
    Wakka: That's right, we got seeded! Two wins and we're the champions!

    Aurochs: (cheering)
    Wakka: First things first. Let's go over the basics again, boys.
    [Blitzball Tutorial]
    Tidus: (Yawns)
    [Yuna and Lulu enter locker room (yikes)]
    Yuna: There you are! (To Tidus) Someone says they saw Sir Auron in a cafe!
    Tidus: Au-Auron?
    Yuna: Yes, Sir Auron! Let's go find him!
    Tidus: (Hesitates, then follows)
    Wakka: Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! The game starts like real soon! C-Come back quick, ya?
    Tidus: Hey, I'll be back.
    Wakka: Yeah, okay.
    Tidus: Hey, Wakka. You're stiff, man. No, no, not your face. Just breathe out, relax. Like this. Just breathe, yeah!
    [Yuna giggles, Lulu shakes head]
    Roaming Streets of Luca
    [Kimahri, Yuna, and Tidus stand outside of locker room]
    Yuna: Maybe now we can find Sir Jecht.
    Tidus: Huh? How?
    Yuna: Sir Auron was also my father's guardian. So, he might know where Sir Jecht is. Let's go now!
    Narrative: It didn't even occur to me to think that the Auron Yuna was talking about... and the one that I knew from Zanarkand could be two different people. I don't know why, but I knew it was the same guy. I knew it was the same Auron.
    [Tidus passes a couple of the Psyches outside their locker room -- Berrik and the blond blitzer with the stripe on his head. They whisper to each other.]
    Berrik: A lady summoner!
    Other guy: We must report.

    Tidus: Hey! Al Bhed Psyches, right? Some Al Bhed saved me the other day, and... This girl Rikku gave me food and... Uh...You don't understand me, do you?
    Tidus: Ummm... (Folds arms, pauses)
    Tidus: Uh, anyway... (Waves hands and speaks slowly and clearly) If you meet Rikku, tell her thanks for me. Oh, and as for the first game? May the best team win!
    [Tidus walks off. Psyches watch him.]
    Aurochs' Locker Room
    Doubling back to check in before hunting for Auron....
    Lulu: It's crowded out there. Stay close.

    Wakka: I'm...I'm counting on you, bud!
    Wandering around Luca on way to Cafe...
    Jassu: I know we only need to win twice, but that's the problem.
     ¬We've never made it past the first round! I'm gettin' the jitters.

    Botta: Only five players in the sphere pool, ya? Which one of us is warmin' the bench?
     ¬People are here from Besaid, you know. We gotta win it for them!

    Keepa: Play to win, play to win, play to win...Gotta keep reminding myself, ya?
     ¬I'll make all the saves, so you just go out and shoot!

    Datto: You come back soon. We are really countin' on you.
     ¬I wish I had a big net for all the butterflies in Wakka's stomach. I hope he's okay.

    Letty: No lookin' back now, ya? We just wait for the game!
     ¬W-We play to win, ya?
    Lefthand Hallway Under Stadium
    Vuroja (Kilika Captain): Hey, the Aurochs' locker room is on the other side. Or are you just here to scout?

    Isken (Kilika Beasts): You sure are taking it easy. The opening match is about to start, you know.

    Irga Ronso: Aurochs...Don't underestimate Ronso skill.

    Beaky guy in purple: Yes! The season opener is finally here! Can you feel the excitement in the air? It's like the calm before the storm. In just a few minutes, this place is gonna go crazy!
     ¬It's like I'm feeding off the energy of the players!

    Man in gold tunic: I just want to wish the Goers luck, but security won't let me in.

    Note: After the tournament, the following three folks move to dock 2.

    Little boy in red: Guess what, guess what? I shook Bickson's hand!

    Old woman: I've been a huge Goers fan since I was a little girl. I can still cheer as loud as the young'uns!
     ¬The players should be coming out soon.

    Little girl: This guard is so mean! He won't let me in to see Sir Graav!
     ¬I don't care if I have to wait for hours! I'm not moving until I see Sir Graav!

    Luca Guard: This is the Luca Goers' locker room. No unauthorized entry.
    In Front of Stadium
    Luca Guards at stadium entrance (Biggs and Wedge): No admittance!
     ¬We are sorry, but not even blitzball players are allowed to pass.

    Male Crusader on bench: Once the tournament is over, the operation will commence. Better enjoy blitzball while I still can.
     ¬I hope the operation succeeds. I want to come back here next year...

    Roving Luca guard in gray: Aren't you a blitzer? Better check the rules while you still can.

    Female crusader on bench: The Crusaders were in charge of guarding the stadium up until last year. But they're all busy preparing for the operation now. So this year, the citizens have taken up security posts.

    Woman wearing pom-pom hat (looks like Shaami the reporter, but these gals are everywhere in Luca): Players must return to their locker rooms for the opening ceremony.

    Receptionist: The opening ceremony is about to begin. All players must be in their locker rooms.

    Al Bhed in bright red vest: Even the ships don't leave the port during the tournament. Just kick back and relax, man.

    Female Al Bhed in red: I saw your rallying cry on the sphere. Heheh, best of luck to you.

    Crusader in purple: I should be reporting to the base by now, but I just want to catch one glimpse of the opening ceremony.

    Al Bhed in brown vest: Tickets were so hard to come by this year. Oh, well... Guess I'll watch the game over at the cafe.

    Roving Luca guard in blue: Please report any suspicious activity.

    Man in white and blue: The Goers are gonna win. Everyone else is goin' down!

    Female Crusader in need of pants: I'm rooting for the Al Bhed Psyches this year. They're helping out the Crusaders, you know.

    Guard at righthand exit: The stadium is surrounded by numerous ports laid out in a circular fashion. So it's impossible to get lost. Turn here to get to dock number 5.

    Guard at lefthand exit: The stadium is surrounded by numerous ports laid out in a circular fashion. So it's impossible to get lost. Turn here to get to dock number 1.
    Luca Dock number 1 (empty, flags of all teams here)
    O'aka: The stores at the stadium are closed during the tournament. But I'm always open for business! O'aka: ¬Welcome to O'aka's!
    Guard: A ferry bound for Kilika is anchored here at dock number 2.
     ¬Patrolling a large structure such as this would be next to impossible. That is why we have a guard stationed at every dock.

    Al Bhed in gas mask (Nedus): Nothing beats blitz! I wish you luck.

    Ronso girl: We come all the way from Gagazet. Ronso will surely win!
     ¬The Ronso Fangs are the strongest. They will not be defeated!

    Adult Ronso: Ice and snow from the holy peaks of Gagazet have strengthened Ronso spirit. The Ronso Fangs will win the cup. Any Ronso knows that.
     ¬The valiant Ronso Fangs have sworn victory on their horns. Ronso never break promise.
    Luca Dock number 2 (S.S. Winno docked)
    Guard: The ferry docked here is headed for Kilika Port. Dock number 3 lies straight ahead. Dock number 1 lies in the opposite direction.

    Female sailor: Move it! Outta my way! I'm busy sorting the cargo!

    Sailor with blue cap on gangway: I'm sorry, sir, but the ferry will remain at anchor for a while.
    Luca, Dock number 3 (Mika's ship docked)
    Guard: A watchman is posted at every dock for your safety.
     ¬To my left is dock number 2 and to my right is dock number 4.

    Lefthand warrior monk: I am patrolling the area!

    Righthand warrior monk: Don't confuse us with those heathen Crusaders. Warrior monks are the true defenders of Yevon!

    Warrior monk beside gangway: I'm terribly sorry, but no one is allowed to board this ship.

    Tall Guado: Lord Seymour will lead the Guado to eternal repose.

    Stooped Guado: Seems like they scaled back on security this year. Hope nothing bad happens.
    Luca, Dock number 4 (empty except for lots of crates)
    Guard: Dock number 3 lies straight ahead. Dock number 4 lies in the opposite direction.
     ¬The sphere monitor makes our job a lot easier.
    Luca, Dock number 5 (empty except for lots of crates)
    Guard: This is Dock number 5. Dock number 4 lies straight ahead.
     ¬If you're looking for the entrance, please go back the other way.

    Ronso Fang (Zev): Luca too hot for Ronso.
    [Tidus emerges from stadium area and finds a crowd watching Yuna being interviewed. Yuna makes her escape...]
    Yuna: I'm sorry, please let me through.
    Yuna: (To Tidus) Hey, let's go.

    Tidus: You're really famous.
    Yuna: (Giggles shyly)
    [They head towards mainland]
    Yuna: I hope we don't get separated.
    Tidus: Yuna! (Whistles.)
    Yuna: What was that?
    Tidus: (Laugh) In Zanarkand, we do this to cheer on blitz players. (Whistles)
    Tidus: You try it, too! Put your fingers in your mouth like this.
    Yuna: Like...this?
    Tidus: Uh-uh. Not like that. Like this. Then, you just blow.
    Yuna: (puff puff) It's not working.
    Tidus: Practice!
    Yuna: Okay.
    Tidus: Hey, use that if we get separated. Then I'll come running, okay?
    Tidus: Well, guess we should just stick together then, till you can do it.
    Yuna: Yes, sir!
    Talking to people while hunting for Auron...
    Luca, Causeway to Mainland
    Woman in blue: Don't you think it's disrespectful of the Al Bhed to play in the Yevon Cup?

    Two women conversing near reporter:
    -I'm keeping a close eye on the Al Bhed Psyches this year.
    -Ewww... Why would you root for the Al Bhed? You really do have bad taste.
    -I like how they cover up their faces. It's just so sexy and mysterious.
     ¬Well, I would have to say it's the Ronso Fangs for me.
    -The Ronso? They're just a bunch of meatheads!
    -And that's why the other teams are dead meat!
     ¬What? The Besaid Aurochs? Oh, come on. Seriously?

    Shaami the reporter: I am reporting to you live, from outside Luca Stadium. The excitement here has reached a feverish pitch as the opening ceremony gets under way...H-Hey! I'm in the middle of a broadcast! Leave me alone!
     ¬Hm? You want me to interview you? It's not like the Aurochs are going to make it past the first round anyway. Why bother with an interview when we already know the outcome?
     ¬Well, if you win at least one game, I'll grant you an interview.

    Cameraman: Hey, well if it isn't the Aurochs comedian. Thanks for that comic relief! Keep up the antics throughout the tournament. I'll be sure to capture you on sphere.
     ¬The opening ceremony's about to begin. Shouldn't you be heading back?

    Man in gold tunic on bench: I really don't care which team wins or loses. I just want to watch the game and go crazy.

    Man in yellow and green: How can you not be excited when the tournament's about to start soon!

    Barechested man in white pants: Our family has supported the Kilika Beasts ever since my great grandfather's day.

    Woman in tan and orange: Have you seen a little boy? My son and I got separated in the crowd. I told him to whistle if he ever got lost...

    Nun: You think I stand out in this temple attire? Perhaps I should change?

    Monk: The people are indulging in merrymaking, but we must keep in mind that...I will spare you the lecture.

    Guard on side path: The Sphere Theater is up ahead.
     ¬Please enjoy revisiting all the wondrous sights and sounds you've encountered along your journey.

    Leaving this area and returning, a few more show up...

    Beaky guy in red: Hey, kiddo, got an extra ticket? I'll buy it off you! Or how about I sell ya front row tickets for you and the young lady?
     ¬Huh? You're a blitzer, ain'tcha? Guess ya don't need tickets.
     ¬Get your front row tickets here! Sell your unwanted tickets here!

    Man in blue vest: Hey, did you see the lady summoner? What was she like?

    Man in green and brown: I feel bad for the Crusaders. They can't even stick around and watch the game because of the operation.

    Man and woman talking on stadium end of causeway:
    -I wonder how it'll turn out this year?
    -Well, duh! Of course the Goers are going to win.
    -Psshhh! I know that! What I mean is, how many goals will Bickson score?
     ¬Yeah, Bickson's going to lead the Goers to victory as usual.
    -But you know, Graav's been doin' well lately. Maybe he'll be the tournament MVP.
    -No way! I'm cheering for Bickson all the way! He is and always will be number one.
     ¬Oh, yeah? Well, my sister's friend's boyfriend is Graav's cousin!
    -Well, I know a guy who's best friends with Bickson's younger brother!

    Man in red shorts: You're that newbie from the Aurochs, right? Good luck to you!

    Couple talking on mainland side of causeway (woman in white halter top, portly guy in blue vest):
    -Is it true that the ferry is out of service?
    -I hear Sin may still be lurking in the sea nearby.
    -At this rate, who knows when we'll make it back to Kilika?
     ¬ Woman: The Crusaders are blustering on about destroying Sin, but, heh... I doubt they will.
     ¬ Man: I just wish the summoners would end this already.
    Outside Sphere Theater
    Zalitz (man on curb): I gave up the seafaring life. I've had enough of storms and shipwrecks.

    Macho sailor: Danger is part of a sailor's life. That's why I have no respect for gutless wretches who quit!

    Little girl in nun's habit: I came to buy a sphere, but I don't have enough money.
    Entrance of Sphere Theater
    Crusader in gold and green: I've configured this monitor to display information on fiends roaming around the Luca area.
     ¬Once you leave Luca, you'll have to travel the long and winding Mi'ihen Highroad. Watch out for fiends along the way!

    Little Crusader: Travellers check this monitor for fiend information before setting out on their journey. It's our duty as Crusaders to collect this kind of information.

    Harp player: I suggest you proceed to the rear for a thorough explanation.
    Horn player: Enjoy the beautiful music! Immerse yourself in the stunning visuals!
    Frog drummer: If it's our music you want to hear, then go to the back and buy a sphere!
    Sphere Theater
    Beaky guy on left: Can I interest you in one of our limited edition Music Spheres? Beaky guy on right: Would you like to preserve memories of your travels on a Movie Sphere? Lady behind counter: Welcome to the Sphere Theater. Would you like to go to the main hall? Portly tourist: Whenever I come to Luca, I always buy a sphere to take back to my family.
    Main Square of Luca
    Tidus: Whoa! This is a pretty big town!
    Yuna: Luca is the second largest city in Spira.
    Tidus: I thought every town was little-- you know, like Besaid and Kilika.
    Yuna: Towns don't usually get bigger than that. Because when a lot of people start to gather...
    Tidus: Sin...?
    Yuna: Mm.
    Tidus: What about Luca? It's safe here?
    Yuna: It's not any different, but the stadium is here. The Crusaders fight to protect it with all their strength.
    Tidus: They protect the stadium?
    Yuna: Blitzball's really the only entertainment that we have. Spira's a little short on fun these days.
    Tidus: Whoa! Talk about pressure!
    Yuna: (Laughs) That's right!
    Yuna: Is Zanarkand like this, too?
    Tidus: Hmmmm. Well, there are more buildings. All tall ones and cramped together.
    Yuna: Oooooh! They must be so tall! Don't you ever get dizzy?
    Tidus: (Laughs)
    Yuna: Let's go find Sir Auron!
    Auron can wait! Let's wander around bugging people some more!
    Luca Square, outside cafe
    Merchant in pink: Greetings! I've got official blitzball merchandise as well as other rare items! (Store) Come back anytime!

    Vendor in purple apron: You were on the sphere, right? Good luck in the game. But I still think an Aurochs victory is impossible. ¬You understand that those who belittle Yevon's teachings will be excommunicated, don't you?

    Guy in green and brown, one of vendors:The manager said he's going to the game, so I got stuck looking after the place. It's not fair at all. I wanted to watch the game and cheer on the Goers.
     ¬Hey, why don't you go cheer them on for me!

    Guado teenaged girl: Have you seen Maester Seymour? What do you think? He's an absolute dream, isn't he?
     ¬The Guado team is worked up because Maester Seymour is watching, you know!

    Pom-pom lady: The opening ceremony is about to begin and you're taking a walk? Now that's bold.

    Luca guard in brown: The opening ceremony's going to start soon! All players must proceed to their locker rooms.

    Chunky guy in green outside cafe: I hate it when this cafe is so packed.
     ¬Every place in town is packed during the tournament. It's a nightmare trying to find a place to eat.

    [Following trio always sits near the TV studio]
    Seated Luca guard: We've been up all night preparing for the tournament, so I'm exhausted.

    Guy in blue vest: Auron? Yeah, I know him! He was a guardian for Lord Braska, right?

    Woman in green skirt: There must be a hundred people in red out there. How am I supposed to remember them all?

    Little girl running around: I got a red balloon! Bet you want one, too!

    Father on bench (Jumal): Give them a balloon and they're happy campers. Kids are so innocent and easy to please.
     ¬It's that child who helps me forget about Sin's existence. Even if it's only for a moment.

    Mother on bench: You'll have to excuse my child. I've never seen her quite so lively. Kids will be kids, I suppose.
     ¬With Maester Mika also in attendance, this tournament will go down in history.

    Barechested man in white pants: With me cheering for them, the Kilika Beasts will win hands down!

    After leaving the square and returning, more folks appear...
    Woman in orange tunic: Hmmm... A guy in a red coat, huh? Yeah, I saw someone like that. Wait, maybe I didn't.

    Opportunistic woman in green: Tournaments are when we earn our cash! There's no time to waste now!

    Man in green and white: I'm certain that the Al Bhed Psyches are gonna win this year.
    Balcony Overlooking Luca (start of Highroad)
    Gatta: Hmm? Whatcha doing here? The tournament's about to start!
    Tidus: I'm looking for someone.
    Luzzu: Well, you're looking in the wrong place. There aren't many people here.
    Gatta: Everyone's either at the stadium or watching the game on the sphere. (chuckle) They love their blitzball.

    Tidus: Aren't you going to watch?
    Luzzu: We'd like to, but we're waiting for some couriers.
    Luzzu: Hmm, they're late... Wanna ditch the courier and go watch the game?
    Gatta: (all worked up) But...but we're still on duty. What about the mission, sir?
    Luzzu: Ha. (gestures towards Gatta) See what I mean? We might be a little late, but we will go watch you play.
    Gatta: You'd better be winning when we get there.

    Tidus: (Stammers, mock-salutes) Yes, sir!
    [Okay, okay, enough wandering, Auron's probably in Djose by now...]
    In Luca Cafe
    [Tidus and Yuna enter cafe, look around.]
    Tidus: (sags) Auron's not here.
    Yuna: Hmmm...
    [Yuna starts talking to people. Kimahri enters. Fade to black. Later,Tidus is pacing. Patrons gasp and turn. Yenke Ronso -- brown-haired -- and Biran -- blond -- loom over Kimahri.]
    Yenke: (shove) Why not talk, Kimahri? Not see Yenke for ten years! Say something! Kimahri forget Yenke? Forget Biran?
    Biran: Leave Kimahri, Yenke. Kimahri is small Ronso. Kimahri so small can't see Yenke and Biran's faces.
    Yenke: (Guffaws) Kimahri forget Ronso friends? We taught you much at time of horn-molt! Biran taught Kimahri to be strong Ronso.
    Biran: Maybe taught too much.
    Tidus: Take 'em on!
    Kimahri: (Crouches)
    Yenke: (Guffaws)
    Kimahri: (THWACK)
    Crowd: (Gasp!)
    Man's voice: Take it outside! The tournament's starting, you hear?
    Tidus: The game!
    [Sphere broadcast...]
    Mika: Today, on this glorious day, players from all over Spira have assembled here... to participate in this great contest of bravery, skill, and strength.
    [Scene changes to Mika and Seymour in their stadium box overlooking team captains.]
    Mika: All of these fine teams, equally renowned, deserve to win the cup today. Such is the nature of this contest. Let us, the spectators, play our role accordingly: Let us sing to the glory of the winners, and applaud equally the valor of the defeated.
    Mika: Contestants, may Yevon be with you. (Yevon bow)
    FMV: Let the Games Begin!
    [Brief clip showing sphere pool filling, crowds cheering.]
    Back in Luca Cafe...
    Tidus: Kimahri! Yuna's gone!
    [Kimahri gets punched by Biran, but leaves. Lulu meets them outside.]
    Lulu: Where in Spira have you been!?
    Tidus: Huh?
    Lulu: Yuna's been kidnapped by the Al Bhed Psyches. In exchange for her safe return, they want the Aurochs to lose.
    Tidus: What!?
    Lulu: If they're only blitzball players, I doubt they'd do anything drastic. But we shouldn't take chances. Let's go get her.
    Tidus: I'm going too! This will be no problem! They're telling the Aurochs to throw the game, as if they needed to! I mean, how good a team can they be?
    Lulu: Wakka said the same thing. He'll take care of the game. We should go get Yuna. The Al Bhed boat is in dock 4. Let's go.
    New comments from locals during Psyches vs. Aurochs match...
    Causeway to Stadium
    Man in gold tunic on bench by bridge to Sphere Theater: A lady summoner? Sorry, haven't seen her. Even if she did pass by, I probably wouldn't have noticed, what with the huge crowd and all.
     ¬By the way, I did hear someone whistling, though...

    Beaky red guy: Tch! Everyone went to go see the opening ceremony. Hey, ain't ya a blitzer? What are ya doin' walkin' around?
     ¬What happened to the young lady you were with? Heh. She dumped ya, eh? Don't let it get ya down.
    In Front of Stadium
    Receptionist in front of stadium: You're not a blitzer, are you? Nah, couldn't be. The game's already started.

    Righthand stadium guard (Wedge): I'm right by the stadium, but I can't watch the game. What a bummer...

    Lefthand stadium guard (Biggs): The first match has already begun. Please hurry to your seat.

    Guard in front of Goers' locker room: What are you doing out here? The tournament's already under way!
    Stadium Stands
    Blue-haired female Ronso in yellow: Those Al Bhed players are playing well. You can tell they're hungry for the championship.

    White-haired female Ronso in red: The Psyches and the Aurochs are not enemies of the Ronso Fangs.

    Lefthand guard: Please do not throw objects or lean against the railing at any time!
     ¬Sphere pictures are allowed, but please refrain from using a flash.

    Righthand guard: Even though the grand maester is here, we're short on security. If only the Crusaders were still here like last year...
     ¬Everyone in Spira has been looking forward to the tournament. No one would dare disrupt it.

    Roving guard in gray: What are you doing out here? You should be out there by the bench cheering on your teammates!

    Man in purple: Why aren't you out there playing? You're pretty confident for an Aurochs player.

    Man in green: No need to watch this match. We all know the Aurochs are gonna lose the first round anyway.
    Docks of Luca
    While hunting for Yuna...
    [a barricade of crates lies between dock 4 and 5]
    Guard: I turned away for a second, and look what happened!
     ¬Sorry for the inconvenience. You'll have to go around the other way while I get this under control.
    If Tidus approaches barricade...
    Tidus: What is this!?
    Lulu: Must be the Al Bhed's doing. Let's go the other way.
    Tidus: Damn it! (kicks)
    Al Bhed in gas mask on dock 1: I do not know a thing! I swear to you!
    Luca, Dock Number 2
    [Pair of machina attack]
    Tidus: Whoa! What are they?
    Lulu: Ancient machina salvaged by the Al Bhed. They are mostly vulnerable to lightning.
    Luca Guard at Dock 2: D-Did you beat them? I was so scared that I couldn't move!

    Sailor w/blue cap next to S.S. Winno: When you've sailed the seas of Spira long enough, little surprises you anymore.

    Female sailor: The Al Bhed machina don't scare me! Can't survive the seas of Spira getting freaked out by that!
    Luca, dock Number 3
    [More machina attack]
    Warrior monk by Mika's ship: If I were ten years younger, those machina would be scrap metal!

    Warrior monk 2: Machina are an unholy abomination! We must destroy them all!

    Warrior monk 3: We don't need your help! The warrior monks will guard the maester's vessel just fine!

    Luca Guard for Dock 3 (behind monks): A-Are they gone? What are machina doing here?
    Luca, Dock Number 4
    [After second wave of machina]
    Tidus: What's up with these guys!?
    [After third wave of machina]
    Lulu: The Al Bhed were expecting us.

    [After finishing off machina, they glance at game broadcast. Announcers give play-by-play...]
    Bobba: The Aurochs are keeping the score tied with some excellent defense, folks!
    [Wakka tackled hard by Berrik]
    Bobba: Ow! He'll feel that one in the morning!
    [Wakka hit again, doesn't have ball]
    Jimma: Ah! But the referee doesn't call the foul! Wakka's taking a real beating out there.
    [Wakka goes limp]
    Tidus: Hunh! Still in there!
    Lulu: (Shakes head) He won't last. Wakka's always like that.
    Tidus: Ouch.
    Lulu: Let's go.
    If you stop to investigate...
    Guard for dock 4, slumped: Seems to have been put to sleep.
    Luca, Al Bhed Ship
    [Al Bhed ship pulling away from dock.]
    Lulu: Let's go.
    [Guardians leap aboard, Monster Ball Machine rises out of hold.]
    Comments during ball machine battle...
    Tidus: Hey, we can use this crane!
    Tidus: (Pokes controls) C'mon, move!
    Lulu: It's probably out of power.
    [Defeat ball machine. Just then, Yuna escapes hold, knocking out captor. Lulu hurries over and embraces her.]
    Lulu: I hope you hurt them.
    Yuna: A little.
    Tidus: (Looks around)
    Yuna: What is it?
    Tidus: There were these Al Bhed that saved my life when I first came to Spira. They took me on their ship, even gave me food. I was kinda hoping this was the same ship. But it's not. I wonder if they're all gone.
    Yuna: What happened?
    Tidus: Sin came up near us. I made it out okay, but I don't know what happened to their ship.
    Yuna: Um, was there anyone called Cid on that ship?
    Tidus: I don't know. They were all speaking that Al Bhed language.
    Yuna: (Droops) I see.
    Tidus: So who's Cid?
    Yuna: He's my uncle, but I've never actually met him.
    Tidus: Wait. So that means you're Al Bhed too, Yuna?
    Yuna: On my mother's side, yes. Cid is my mother's brother. He became distant after my mother married. But she told me to seek him out if I ever needed help.
    Tidus: You're worried he was...?
    Lulu: Don't tell Wakka about Yuna's lineage. The thing about Wakka--he never had much love for the Al Bhed.
    Tidus: Whoa! I gotta tell Wakka!
    Lulu: I thought I told you not to tell Wakka!
    Yuna: The game!
    Lulu: Oh! (Tosses ball lightning as signal)
    Blitz Tournament Sphere Pool
    [Wakka, looking haggard, sees light shining and smiles, then motions to Aurochs]
    Bobba: Thirty seconds left! The Aurochs are launching an all-out offensive!
    A long passe from Letty!
    It goes through!
    He shoots!
    Unbelievable! The Aurochs win the match 3-2!
    [Wakka coughs and goes limp again]
    Back on Dock Number 4...
    [Watching tail end of broadcast]
    Tidus: We won!
    Yuna: We did it! We're in the finals!
    Lulu: Not the most...graceful win. If it was Chappu, he'd still be standing.
    Tidus: Hey, aren't you being just a little unfair?
    Lulu: (Snarls) Excuse me?
    Tidus: I know I could never take Chappu's place. You're the one who told Wakka that, right, Lulu? And I don't think Wakka would ever try to take Chappu's pl--
    Lulu: You don't want to finish that sentence.
    Checking locals after Aurochs win first match...
    Dock 5
    [A bit of the barricade has been cleared]
    Guard: I'll have these crates moved in no time, sir!
    [There's a different set of folks in the stands now]

    Blue-haired female Ronso Fang: You have to admire the Aurochs' fighting spirit. But the Ronso warriors deserve some credit, too.

    Guy in green: Looks like the Aurochs are burnt out. They don't stand a chance in the finals.

    Guy in purple: I must be dreaming. The Aurochs are in the finals?

    Guy in gray: Wakka's pretty beat up. I don't think he'll play in the finals.

    White-haired female Ronso: The Aurochs' victory must be a blessing from Yevon.

    Aurochs' Locker Room
    [Wakka groans, lying on his back on bench. Aurochs cluster around him.]
    Datto: Sure you're all right, Cap'n?
    Letty: The game starts in a few minutes. You sure you okay?
    Jassu: We're playing the Goers, too.
    [Wakka tries to rise, groans and drops ball. Door opens. Aurochs turn. Tidus catches ball with foot.]
    Tidus: Miss me? (Tosses ball to Datto.)
    Datto: Lady Yuna!
    Letty: Are you okay?

    Yuna: All this because of me. I'm sorry! I'm so sorry! (Deep Japanese bow)
    Wakka: How can you let some Al Bhed kidnap you?
    Tidus: Hey, let it go, all right?
    Wakka: Don't go near Al Bhed any more, okay? They're trouble.
    [Yuna speaks to T., then she and Kimahri leave]
    After rescuing Yuna...
    Lulu: Please, don't tell anyone about Yuna's lineage.
    Talking to team before final match...
    Keepa: Yuna will be watchin', ya? Gotta play hard!

    Botta: So, who's warmin' the bench? Could it be me?

    Jassu: I should've been the one injured, not Wakka...

    Letty: Let's get them Goers. Let's do it for Chappu!

    Datto: It may be last minute, but wanna go over the rules? [Sure. | No need. ]
    Wakka: The game starts soon. No time for warm-ups. Ready?
    Tidus: Lemme at 'em.
    Wakka: All right! (stands) I got something to tell you boys. After this game... I'm retiring. I promised myself this would be my last tournament. Win or lose, I'm quitting blitzball. But you know... Since we're here, we might as well win!
    Aurochs: Yeah! (Fistpumps)
    Botta: A-Am I on the bench?
    Wakka: I'm warming the bench. He's taking my place.
    Wakka: All right, boys, let's win this one! Let's make the Goers goners!

    Tidus: Let's blitz!
    Aurochs: Hooah! (Leave)
    Inside the locker room...
    Lulu: I saw you floating there, on the sphere.
    Wakka: Hey, you weren't supposed to see that.
    [Wakka collapses, Lulu catches him]
    Lulu: You really gave it your all, didn't you?
    Outside locker room...
    [Aurochs huddle]
    Tidus: All right, boys, what're we gonna do?
    Aurochs: Win!
    Botta: For Cap'n Wakka!
    Inside locker room...
    [Wakka leans on Lulu, listening to broadcast and reading note on wall...]
    My best memories are here. Wakka, Captain of the Besaid Aurochs

    Bobba: This is it, folks! In just a few minutes, the championship game!
    In Stadium...
    Bobba: But who could have imagined... a championship game between these two teams? Our legendary Luca Goers going against... the horrendously ill-fated Besaid Aurochs!
    [view pans to Auron entering stands]
    Jimma: This looks like history in the making, Bobba.
    In Sphere Pool...
    [Goers and Aurochs face off]
    Bobba: They're already going at it, folks! The Goers are taunting the Aurochs!

    If Goers score first...
    Bobba: What a great play! The Goers score first!

    Bobba: And it's halftime!

    If Goers are ahead at halftime...
    The Goers are just playing great, Bobba. Really great.
    In Aurochs locker room...
    Wakka: Zone defense, boys! Stop those Goers!
    Aurochs: Cap'n!
    Tidus: What about me?
    Wakka: Get the ball and just shoot like crazy!
    Datto: Goers are goin' down!
    Aurochs: Yeah!

    Tidus: Shoot like crazy!
    Aurochs: Yeah!
    Wakka: All right! Hustle!
    Second half, back in Sphere Pool...
    If Aurochs tie or take the lead...
    Bobba: The crowd is cheering for the Aurochs! Isn't this exciting?
    If Aurochs tie after falling behind...
    Bobba: Goal! Goal! Goal! Unbelievable! What a miraculous comeback!
    Tidus: (Waves and revs up crowd)
    Bobba: The crowd is going wild! (In this case skips the "fans are getting impatient" line)
    If Aurochs aren't scoring...
    The Aurochs' spirits are fading quickly! Are they going down without a fight?

    Bobba: At 3:00 The fans are getting impatient! They're calling for some action!
    [View of fans chanting in stands]
    Bobba: Everyone seems to be calling for Wakka, folks!
    Tidus: (Looks crestfallen, then closes eyes and floats back towards bottom)
    Bobba: Say...Where is that player going? He's leaving the sphere pool! He may be injured!
    Hallway outside Aurochs locker room...
    [Tidus waves to Wakka, entering airlock.]
    Narrative: To be honest, I did kind of feel left out, but... It really was the Aurochs' and Wakka's show, after all.
    Back in sphere pool...
    Bobba: I wonder what's happening? The crowd is going wild!
    Bobba: Ah! It's Wakka! He's back on the field and ready to go! The Aurochs seem glad to have him back.

    [If Aurochs win, cheering fans in stands]
    Bobba: Unbelievable! The Aurochs win, folks! This is one for the record books!
    [If Aurochs lose...]
    Bobba: The Aurochs may have lost the game, but what a way to go!

    [Tidus meets Wakka in sphere pool, then fiends attack]
    Up in Stadium Stands...
    [Kimahri and Lulu flank Yuna as chaos erupts]
    Lulu: What's happening?
    FMV: The Legend Lives
    [Auron kicks ass.]
    Tidus: Auron!
    Wakka: Sir Auron!
    Tidus: So, you do know him.
    Wakka: Yeah. Best guardian there ever was.
    [More and more fiends surround them]
    Tidus: Hey, gimme a break!
    FMV: The Dark Aeon
    [Seymour summons Anima to kick ass for him.]
    [Fast forward to some time after the finals]
    Luca Main Square
    [Aurochs facing Wakka, who carries the cup if they won, blitzball if they lost]
    Datto: You really leavin', Cap'n?
    Letty: Shouldn't you heal up first?
    Wakka: Yuna needs me with her now. I can't be lying around in some bed.
    Aurochs: (Droop)
    Datto: Yeah, but...
    Wakka: Come on, look sharp! The blitz season just started. Don't make those faces, ya? (Hands trophy or ball to Datto) Well... See you, boys! You be good.
    Aurochs: Cap'n...
    Wakka: I can't hear you!
    Aurochs: CAP'N! (Fistpumps)
    Balcony Overlooking Luca
    Yuna: Are you sure?
    Wakka: Never liked long goodbyes anyway. Sorry for making you wait, Yuna. I had some promises to keep, ya? From now on, I'm your full-time guardian.
    Yuna: Then welcome back, Sir Wakka. (Deep Japanese bow) Good to have you with us.
    Wakka: Heeey. (Holds up hand to stop her, then bows less deeply in return) It's good to be back, ya?
    Wakka: (To Lulu) So, any news on what happened?
    Lulu: Not really. We don't know where the fiends came from. Maester Mika is safe and sound, thanks to Maester Seymour. That's about it.
    Yuna: Maester Seymour's aeon... It was so powerful...
    Luca Dock Number 5
    Tidus: Hey you! Don't stand there! All of this is your fault! Gettin' swallowed by Sin! Ending up here in Spira! Not being able to go back to Zanarkand--everything, everything! I'm telling you it's all your fault!
    Auron: (Chuckle builds to full-blown guffaw)
    [Fade to black. A little later...]
    Tidus: Who are you, anyway?
    Auron: (Silence)
    Tidus: You knew my old man, didn't you?
    Auron: Yeah.
    Tidus: And you also knew Yuna's father?
    Auron: That's correct.
    Tidus: Hey, man, there's no way. That's just impossible.
    Auron: Nothing impossible about it. Jecht, Braska and I... Together we defeated Sin ten years ago. Then I went to Zanarkand... where I watched over you. So that one day I could bring you to Spira.
    Tidus: Why did it have to be me?
    Auron: Jecht asked me to.
    Tidus: Is he alive?
    Auron: It depends on what you mean by "alive." He is no longer human. But then... I felt something of Jecht, there in that shell... couldn't you? You must have felt him when you came in contact with Sin.
    Tidus: (Stunned) It can't be...
    Auron: It is. Sin is Jecht.
    Tidus: (Shouts) No! That's ridiculous! No way! I don't believe you!
    Auron: But it is the truth. You'll see for yourself. Come with me.
    Tidus: If I say no?
    Auron: Every story must have an ending.
    Tidus: I don't care about your stories!
    Auron: (Unsympathetically) I see. Sorry you feel that way. Fine, then. Come or don't come. It's your decision.
    Tidus: (More shouting) RRrrraaaaaaghhh! What am I supposed to say!? You tell me it's my decision...But I don't have a choice, do I? You're the only one who can tell me what's going on, anyways! I have to go with you! I have to!
    Auron: Irritating, I know. Or are you afraid?
    Tidus: (Droops)
    Auron: (Sets a hand on his shoulder, speaks more gently) It's all right.
    Tidus: Auron?
    Tidus: Will I ever go home? Back to Zanarkand?
    Auron: That's up to Jecht.
    Auron: I'm going to offer my services to Yuna. Come.
    One last gab with all the locals before leaving Luca...
    Dock number 1
    Adult Ronso: Tournament over. Ronso return to mountain to protect Yevon holy land.
     ¬Maester Mika is safe. Maester Kelk Ronso relieved.

    Ronso girl: Biran and Yenke protect the people in stadium. They defeat more fiends than you can count with both hands.
     ¬Biran Ronso is Ronso's bravest warrior. All young Ronso yearn to be like Biran Ronso.

    Al Bhed in gas mask: The Al Bhed had nothing to do with that fiend attack. That is the truth!
    In Front of Stadium
    Al Bhed in red vest: Sin is lurking in the waters nearby. Ferry service has been postponed indefinitely.

    Female crusader in need of pants: I will be heading for the operation soon. I must bid adieu to the city of Luca.

    Stadium receptionist: We're still investigating how the fiends managed to get in. I'm sorry, but please wait for an official statement regarding this matter.

    Booth merchant (left): Welcome to the Luca Equipment shop! (Shop)

    Booth merchant (right): Hello! Welcome to the Luca Item Shop. (Shop)

    Al Bhed in brown vest: Maester Mika returned to Bevelle soon after the tournament.

    Crusader in yellow and purple: The Crusaders have planned a grand operation to smash the fiends.

    Male crusader on bench: I hope the operation succeeds. I want to come back here next year...

    Female crusader on bench: I am relieved the grand maester is safe. We owe it all to Maester Seymour.

    Lefthand stadium guard (Biggs): We are currently assessing the damage from the fiends. No admittance.

    Righthand stadium guard (Wedge): Did you forget something inside? Give it up. I doubt you'll find it.

    Luca guard (gray) on patrol: We were supposed to get some time off after the tournament, but with the sudden fiend incident and all, we're busy with the investigation.

    Luca guard (blue) on patrol: Please report any suspicious activity.

    Man in white and blue: Ending the tournament with the fiend attack left a bad taste in my mouth.

    Pom-pom lady: I'm afraid to imagine what would've happened if Maester Seymour hadn't been here.

    Al Bhed woman: Nice work out there. Now I know you're not all talk.
    Hallway Outside Goers locker room
    If the Aurochs won....
    Man in orange tunic: The Goers didn't win, but a true fan will stand behind them through thick and thin.

    Old lady: You guys just got lucky! The Goers will take the cup next year!

    Little boy: I'm gonna practice blitz real hard and be just like Bickson!
    If the Aurochs lost...
    Man in orange tunic: The Goers' victory parade was cancelled because of all the chaos with the fiends.

    Old lady: You guys made the Goers look good by putting up a good fight.

    Little boy: Guess what, guess what? I shook Bickson's hand!

    Little girl: I hope Sir Graav's not hurt...
    Aurochs Locker Room
    If the Aurochs won...
    Keepa: We won! That means we are the team to watch out for. Unbelievable.

    Botta: I still have lots to learn from Wakka. I wish he'd come back.

    Datto: Yes! Thank you! We beat the Goers all because of you, man.

    Letty: It's not the same without you, man. Come back anytime, ya?

    Jassu: Still can't believe we won, man... Have to keep pinching myself.
    If the Aurochs lost...
    Keepa: If only I had done better, we could have won. I'm sorry, man.

    Botta: We did our best, so I have no regrets, man.

    Datto: We didn't win the cup, but we did win a game for the first time in twenty-three years. It's all good, ya?

    Letty: We didn't do half bad, ya? Next time, the Goers are goners!

    Jassu: Wakka said he retired, but maybe he'll come back if we beg him?
    On Bridge to Mainland...
    Man in yellow and green: I hope those fiends aren't a harbinger of Sin's coming.

    Man in blue vest: The Aurochs really improved this year, but their success was overshadowed by the fiend incident.

    Mom looking for lost son earlier: I can't believe fiends would attack right in front of the maester, of all people. Just goes to show you there is absolutely no safe haven in Spira.

    Beaky guy in red: Fiend attack? No big deal. Everyone'll soon forget about it and occupy themselves with blitzball.
     ¬Can't wait till next year's tournament.

    Two women conversing on bench near reporter/cameraman:
    -So, how did those fiends break into the stadium?
    -The authorities have no idea. They can only assume they just popped out of nowhere.
     ¬Who knows what would have happened if Maester Seymour hadn't been there...
    -Maester Seymour is our saviour.

    Nun: The Crusaders are devising a sacrilegious operation. I hear they may be collaborating with the Al Bhed.

    Man in red shorts: This is the first time I've ever seen the Aurochs win!

    Barechested man in white pants: The Kilika Beasts couldn't play up to their potential this year. Can't blame 'em, though. Their island was recently attacked by Sin, after all.

    Guy in green and brown: My buddy's in critical condition after being attacked by a fiend. Damn it!

    Man in gold tunic on bench: The power of Maester Seymour's aeon was just incredible. I can see why he was appointed a maester at such a young age.

    Woman in blue: Up until last year, it was the Crusaders who were in charge of security. If they had been here this year, the fiends would never have appeared.

    Monk: Glory be to Maester Seymour's aeon, for keeping the destruction to a minimum. A blessing from Yevon, indeed. (Yevon bow)

    Reporter: Do you know anything about the fiends inside the stadium? We have so few facts, we can't write up a feature on it yet.
     ¬I've been interviewing eyewitnesses, but nobody seems to know a thing.

    If the Aurochs won...
     ¬Reporter: Oh yes, congratulations! I have a lot more respect for the Aurochs now.

    Cameraman: Hey, congratulations! I got everything on the sphere. Never in my wildest dreams did I think the Besaid Aurochs would win the cup.
    Two women conversing on bench near reporter:
     ¬I was really surprised by the sudden fiend attack, but you know what shocked me the most?
    -Oh, the Aurochs winning the tournament, right? Yeah, I still can't believe it.

    Man and woman talking at stadium end:
    -The Aurochs won the tournament. It must be some kind of mistake.
    -I agree! The authorities should drop the fiend investigation and look into this first!
    If the Aurochs lost...

    Cameraman: Sorry, but we're broadcasting the news about the fiend attack.

    Man and woman talking at stadium end:
    -I'm glad the Goers won, but I don't feel like celebrating.
    -Yeah, those fiends really ruined the whole blitz experience.
    Sphere Theater
    Crusader in gold and green by data terminal: The operation will commence soon. I must hurry.
    Luca Square
    Woman in orange tunic: This guy in a red robe took down a fiend in one blow! Is that cool or what?

    Merchant in pink: Welcome! I've got official blitzball merchandise as well as other rare items!

    Vendor in purple: It's all such a big mess, and I don't know what's going on anymore.

    Guy in green and brown, righthand vendor: We're going to be closed for a while. The manager was badly bit by a fiend. Serves him right for leaving me here while he enjoys the game.
     ¬I would've gladly been attacked by fiends just to see the game live.

    Guado teenaged girl: It's Maester Seymour that protected Maester Mika, right? And now, it's my brother that's guarding Maester Seymour!
     ¬My brother said he'd do absolutely anything for Maester Seymour.

    Little girl with balloon (not running around, for a change): Mommy and daddy aren't very happy. Do you know why? Hmmm?

    Daddy on bench (Jumal): I'm so worried. What if the fiends that appeared in the stadium find their way into the city?

    Mother: I never believed that the fiends would attack this city. This is horrible.

    Man in green and white: Is it true that Maester Seymour isn't a normal Guado?

    Chunky man in green outside cafe: When the fiends first appeared in the stadium, I thought it was the halftime show or something. So I just sat and watched-- when suddenly they started rampaging, I was shocked!
     ¬I like a good riot once in a while, but I never want to do that again.

    Lucan guard: If anything had happened to Maester Mika, the guards would've been toast.

    Opportunistic woman in green: The Crusaders are buying up everything. Better stock up while you can.

    Pom-pom lady: The fans always celebrate after the game, but with the fiend scare, I doubt it.

    Barechested guy in white pants: The Kilika Beasts aren't advancing? Well, there's always next year...

    Woman in green skirt: Seymour's aeon may be able to destroy Sin.

    Guy in blue vest: The Crusaders are all taking off. I hope they'll come back safe.

    Seated Lucan guard: Cleaning up after the fiends will be a nightmare. We'll be up all night again repairing the stadium.
    Luca Cafe
    Lady behind bar: Hello! Blitzball players are welcome here anytime!
    ¬Doesn't matter if you can't play. After all, a player is a player! Good luck. I'm with you all the way!

    Little beaky guy talking to blond guy in red vest:
    -The fiends were the Al Bhed's doing! They're out to get the temples!
    -What're you saying? You know the Al Bhed use machina!
    -Yeah, I guess you're right.
    ¬The fiends were the Crusaders' doing! They're out to sabotoage the tournament!
    -You're making no sense at all. And you aren't the least bit convincing either.
    -Yeah, I agree.

    ¬Little beaky guy: So, basically, you don't know anything, huh?

    ¬Blond guy in red vest: Spira is full of fiends. Who knows when or where they'll strike?

    Guy in khaki: I couldn't get any tickets, so I was watching the game on that sphere. I was lucky to miss the fiends.
     ¬I was lucky. That's all I can say. Praise be to Yevon!

    Woman in blue: Seymour's aeon was really something, wasn't it? I've never seen anything like it!
     ¬I'd like to believe that a maester of such power could keep Spira peaceful.

    Shuu (girl in red w/capri pants): Hey, you're an Aurochs player, aren't you? You were great today!
     ¬Shuu: You ended a twenty-three-year losing streak. I never thought it would happen. What a miracle!
     ¬Shuu: Even though you didn't win, it was a good game. Keep up the good work.

    Lucan guard: The tournament's finally over. Gimme some peace, will you?
     ¬It's terrible. The fiends attacked while His Holiness was here. The tournament committee wasn't pleased when the captain of the guard lost his nerve and ran.

    And that's all the Lucans... time to stop backtracking and move on.
    Balcony Overlooking Luca
    Wakka: Do you think he's gonna stay here?
    Lulu: Sir Auron knows him, apparently. You were right. He did meet someone he knew.
    Yuna: Do you think he'll find a way back to Zanarkand?
    Wakka: In any case, I'll miss having him around.
    Yuna: He's still in town, isn't he? I think I'll go see him... (Turns) Oh!
    Wakka: Whoa.
    Yuna: Sir Auron?
    [Yuna, Wakka, Lulu do Yevon bow]
    Auron: Yuna.
    Yuna: Sir?
    Auron: I wish to become your guardian. Do you accept?
    Yuna: (gasp)
    Wakka: You're serious?
    Auron: You refuse?
    Yuna: No, no! We accept! Right, everyone?
    Wakka: O-Of course! No problem at all!
    Lulu: But...why?
    Auron: I promised Braska.
    Yuna: You promised my father?
    Yuna: Thank you, Sir Auron! You're welcome to join us! (Deep Japanese bow)
    Auron: And...he comes too. (Yanks Tidus forward)
    Tidus: Hi...guys. Eh...Howdy! (awkward bow)
    Auron: This one I promised Jecht.
    Yuna: Is Sir Jecht alive?
    Auron: Can't say. Haven't seen him in ten years.
    Yuna: I...see.
    Auron: You'll meet eventually.
    Yuna: Yes, I'm looking forward to it!
    Auron: (Scans them, zeroes in on Lulu) What's our itinerary? Where are we headed?
    [Fade to black]
    Yuna: Hey! Come with me!
    After Auron and Tidus join guardians...
    Lulu: You're a real guardian now, so no mistakes. Understood?

    Wakka: Where'd you meet Sir Auron, anyway? Wakka: Anyway, I knew you'd find someone you knew here.
     ¬We'll be taking the Mi'ihen Highroad north, towards Djose Temple.

    Auron: Remember, you're suffering from Sin's toxin. Don't say otherwise.

    Kimahri: (Looks)
    [Tidus joins Yuna at balcony railing]
    Yuna: Hey, watch! (Whistle)
    Tidus: Hey, you got pretty good.
    Yuna: You sound sad.
    Tidus: Yeah, maybe.
    Yuna: Wanna scream?
    Tidus: Nnnn...I really don't think that's going to help this time.
    Yuna: You know what?
    Tidus: Hm?
    Yuna: It's embarrassing to say this myself... But summoners and their guardians are kind of like Spira's ray of light. A lot of people in Spira depend on us. I learned to practice smiling when I'm feeling sad, you know?
    Yuna: I know it's hard.

    Tidus: Yeah... I understand. I think.
    Yuna: Right, now let's see what you can do!
    Tidus: Huh?
    Yuna: Come on!
    Tidus: Uh... ah... (Strained smile)
    Tidus: (Laughs) This is weird!
    Yuna: Next, try laughing out loud!
    Tidus: What?
    Yuna: Come on, show me!
    Tidus: (Hems and haws, deep breath) Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha. Aaaaah... ah ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
    Yuna: You probably shouldn't laugh anymore.
    Tidus: Ah ha hahahaha!
    Yuna: (giggle)
    Tidus: Ahahahahahaha!
    Both: Ah... ha ha ha ha ha ha HA! (real laughter)
    Yuna: Too funny!
    Tidus: It was your idea!
    Yuna: Um...thank you.
    Tidus: Hm?
    Yuna: I want my journey to be full of laughter.
    Tidus: Okay.
    Yuna: If we should get separated, just whistle. I'll come running. I promise.
    Tidus: Mm. (Nods)
    Yuna: (chuckle)
    Tidus: Well, let's go. (They turn and find everyone staring.) What're you looking at?
    Wakka: We were just worried you guys might've gone crazy!
    Yuna: Sorry!
    Yuna: Well then, alright.
    Yuna: Now, we go to the temple at Djose. And guardians? Don't forget to smile!
    Chapter 5: Operation Mi'ihen
    Mi'ihen Highroad
    Some folks in Luca have new things to say after you start Highroad...
    Balcony Overlooking Luca
    Old man: I tried to stop the Crusaders, but I tell you, those youngsters won't listen to anybody!
     ¬I fear Sin will crush them and teach them just how futile repentance is then.

    Guy on bench with dog and cat: Their owner's a Crusader. I'm only looking after 'em while the operation's going on.
     ¬I'd hate to see these fellas left on their own. I hope their owner returns safely.

    Crusader in red, white, blue: Nothing you say will sway us. The Crusaders will proceed with the operation as planned.
     ¬I am well aware of the risks of this mission. But we cannot simply run away.

    Man in white and blue: The Crusaders are kicking up a real ruckus down the Highroad. This operation of theirs is getting out of hand.
     ¬Well, if they really can wipe out Sin, I guess it's worth a little confusion.
    Luca Cafe
    Lady at the counter: You're a good player, but still need some work. If you want to get your hands on that thing, you'll need to win more games.

    After winning a tournament...
    Wow, you've become a great player! Now, as long as you bring it to me, I'll present you with our heirloom.
    Luca Square
    Mother on bench: Most of the Crusaders that guard our city have gone off to that "operation." Luca is defenseless! Whatever will we do if fiends appear?

    Father (Jumal): The Crusaders may use machina in their operation. If so, they're no different from the Al Bhed.

    Little girl running around: You know what? They said that the Crusaders are bad people disobeying the teachings!
    In Front of Stadium
    Righthand guard (Wedge): It took forever to fix the stands inside the stadium.

    Lefthand guard (Biggs): Access is no longer restricted. Feel free to enter.
    Luca Stadium
    Blue-haired female Ronso: Ronso warriors value their horns, and the people of Luca value blitzball.
     ¬ True believers of the teachings will not support the Crusaders.

    Man in purple coat: Games are held every day, even after the tournament.
     ¬Maester Mika has already returned to Bevelle.

    Man in green and purple: Those fiends really put a damper on the tournament.
     ¬I was watching Maester Seymour's aeon from here. It was awesome!

    White-haired female Ronso: Many Ronso have left Luca to guard their sacred mountain, Gagazet.
     ¬Throughout the long history of Yevon, this is the first time a summoner has ever been appointed maester.

    Roving Luca guard in gray: Even with the recent fiend scare, I can't believe how crowded it is.
     ¬It's too bad the Aurochs' record losing streak had to end. That was the only thing going for them.

    Lefthand guard at railing: We no longer have the strength to fight...Should the fiends reappear, run for your lives!
     ¬Thanks to the citizens' pitching in, the stadium has been repaired in no time.

    Righthand guard at railing: The fiends broke in, all because the Crusaders ditched guard duty this year. It's all their fault! They should have been helping instead of devising some foolish plan!
     ¬The Crusaders are dreamin'! Do they really think the operation will succeed?
    Luca, Dock Number 3
    If the Aurochs won...
    Abus: We thought you'd be a pushover. You Aurochs have sure improved!

    Bickson: Our biggest mistake was going too easy on you Aurochs. We won't hold back next time.

    Graav: I consider your victory a total fluke.

    Raudy: We're just lending you the trophy until next year's tournament. Keep it nice and shiny for us.

    Balgerda: How could we lose to the Aurochs, of all teams? This is a disgrace!

    Doram: We didn't lose to the Aurochs, we lost to Wakka's spirit and dedication.
    If the Aurochs lost...
    Abus: Another tournament, another victory...But no parade, thanks to those fiends.

    Bickson: We Luca Goers will always be on top. Crawl your way up if you think you can.

    Graav: Just be grateful that your twenty-three-year losing streak is finally over.

    Raudy: How can the Aurochs be runners-up? The competition these days just ain't what it used to be.

    Balgerda: Had enough? Come back when you're a man.

    Doram: Great game! So you're not just a pretty boy after all.
    Luca, Dock Number 4
    Gazna Ronso: Many Ronso return home to mountain. But Ronso Fangs will stay in Luca.

    Argai Ronso: We swore victory on our horns and lost. We cannot go home until we win the cup.

    Basik Ronso: Best of luck to the Besaid Aurochs. The Ronso Fangs will be waiting.

    Nuvy Ronso: Aurochs are true warriors. Aurochs deserve mighty horns.

    Zamzi Ronso: Ronso are strong, but winning takes more than strength.

    Irga Ronso: The honorable warrior tribe Ronso fight enemies fair and square.
    Highroad -- South End
    [Back on the pilgrimage...]
    Oh yay, it's Professor Windbag, with a B.S. degree in backstory!

    Maechen: This is a statue of Lord Mi'ihen. Eight centuries ago, he founded a legion known today as the Crusaders. In just a few short years after their founding, their ranks grew throughout Spira. The maesters of Yevon feared an uprising and accused them of rebellion. So Lord Mi'ihen walked along this very road to go face their charges and refute them. He succeeded in winning the maesters' trust, and his legion became an arm of the Yevon clergy. It was then that Yevon gave them the name "Crusaders," which they have kept ever since. And the rest is history.
     ¬Although this is a highroad, fiends do appear. Be on your guard!
    Man in yellow and blue: Please give this to the lady summoner as a token of my gratitude. ~Hi-Potion
     ¬The Crusaders are really active.
     ¬I heard that Crusaders are marching in from all over Spira.
     ¬Mum's the word. I hear the temples of Yevon are in on this, too.

    Man in blue and white: Hey there, guardians. Here. Use this to defend our summoner well. ~Hunter's Spear
     ¬I hear some big operation's about to start.
     ¬I don't know what the Crusaders are up to, but I say they're way out of their league. Let the summoners take care of Sin. It's the only way!
     ¬The Crusaders can't beat Sin. History's proven that.

    Teenaged girl in halter top: You're a guardian, right? I'd like to give you this. ~Antidote
     ¬Where is he?
     ¬I got separated from my brother. I told him to meet here if that happened!
     ¬We have to get back home before the operation starts!
    [Tidus, Wakka Auron run into an armored beastie]
    Tidus: Hah! That one looks slow.
    Auron: It's also tough. Let me handle this.
    Tidus: No way! I can take it! (Attacks, sword goes thud) What the...?
    Auron: (Snort)
    Wakka: Told ya, Sir Auron's the best!
    Tidus: Hmph. I could've done that.

    [Tidus passes ruined tower]
    Maechen: Do you know what those ruins are from?
    Tidus: Some old city?
    Maechen: Correct. A city most ancient! A terrible testament to Sin's power. I tremble every time I see them. Compared to Sin, humans are mere mudpuppies!
    Yuna: But I believe humans are the only ones capable of defeating Sin.
    Maechen: A good reply. I am relieved to hear you say that, m'lady summoner.
    Maechen: Where are my manners? I am Maechen, a scholar. At your service, m'lady. I am on a journey, studying the history of our world, Spira, seeking its stories and secrets....
    Maechen: My travels have taken me to many places, and I am troubled by what I have seen. Fragile smiles on people's faces crumbling at the mere mention of Sin. They are counting on you, m'lady. Give them a reason to rejoice once more.

    Yuna: I will.

    ¬Maechen: Ah, Lady Yuna's guardians, I presume?

    [Three Chocobo Knights approach.]
    Lucil: Lady Summoner, I presume?
    Yuna: Yes, I am Yuna.
    Lucil: (Salutes) I am Lucil, captain of the Djose Chocobo Knights.
    Elma: And I'm Elma. We've been charged to guard the Highroad.
    Lucil: There have been reports of a large fiend appearing in this area, with a taste for chocobos. Do take care, Summoner Yuna, if you are to rent any chocobos.

    Yuna: Thank you. We will be careful. (Yevon bow)
    Lucil: Good. We should get back to our rounds. Farewell.
    Elma: Our prayers are with you.
    [Knights leave]
    Tidus: (Strokes chin) A large fiend...Let's go get him!
    Auron: Why?
    Tidus: It's the right thing to do.
    Auron: It's the right thing to do? (Chuckles)
    Tidus: What'd I say now?
    Auron: Jecht said that a lot, too. And every time he said it, it meant trouble for Braska and me. (Chuckles)
    [Belgemine stands beside the road soon after Djose Knights pass.]

    Belgemine: Ah, a summoner party.
    Yuna: You, too, are a summoner?
    Belgemine: My name is Belgemine. You are...?
    Yuna: My name is Yuna.
    Belgemine: Ah, the high summoner's daughter. I've heard much of you. But you are still fresh on the road, are you not?
    Yuna: Yes, I am.
    Belgemine: I might have a few things to teach you.
    Yuna: Hm?
    Belgemine: Let us see which are stronger. My aeons or yours. A one-on-one match. Not to the death, of course. What do you say?
    [Yuna's party continues to attract attention along the way]
    Woman in green skirt: My Lady Summoner!
    Little girl: You're a summoner?

    Yuna: Yes. My name is Yuna.
    Little girl: I'm Calli.
    Yuna: Nice to meet you, Calli.
    Calli: Lady Yuna, are you going to bring us the Calm?
    Yuna: Yes, very soon.
    Calli: Yay! (Runs circles around Yuna)
    Mother: We're looking forward to another Calm, My Lady Summoner.

    Yuna: I'll do my best.
    Mother: And good luck to your guardians as well.
    [Guys preen, Lulu doesn't stir. Calli and Mom wave goodbye and leave.]
    Tidus: What's the calm?
    Lulu: The Calm is a time of peace. It comes after a summoner defeats Sin, and lasts until Sin reappears.
    Tidus: Eh... huh?
    Yuna: Sin dies and is reborn.
    Tidus: I get it! I thought it was weird. Yuna's dad defeated Sin ten years ago, right? But Sin's still here! Didn't make much sense till now.
    Tidus: Wait... If it just comes back...

    Yuna: Don't say it isn't worth it...Because it is.

    Narrative: Even for a little while...people can sleep in their beds without being afraid. That kind of time is worth anything. Don't say it isn't worth it. Your words that day, Yuna-- I remember them well.

    Mi'ihen Highroad -- South
    Little boy (before you kick ball): Watch out. There are fiends everywhere. Here, you can have this. ~Soft
     ¬I'm watching the Crusaders pass by. They look cool.
     ¬Should I become a Crusader or a blitzer when I grow up? I don't know.
     ¬My sister's waiting for me, but who cares.

    Little boy (after you kick ball): Hey! That was my ball!
     ¬Gee, you really socked that puppy.
     ¬Why don't you become a blitzer? Maybe someday you can play for the Goers.

    Whichever Crusader you talk to first: This ring helps keep flames at bay. Please,give it to the lady summoner. ~Red ring

    Green and gold Crusader: Whew... at this rate, I'll croak sooner than Sin.
     ¬They won't... be able to...defeat Sin...without my...
     ¬They're gonna kill me if I'm late for the operation!
     ¬Whaddya want! I'm in a hurry here!
     ¬Yes, sir! On patrol, sir!

    Red, white and blue Crusader: Normally we patrol the area of operation with chocobos. But we couldn't muster the funds for any more chocobos.
     ¬Usually the temple contributes some, but not for this operation.
     ¬We're raising funds at the end of the Highroad. We're counting on you!
     ¬I'm sure if we defeat Sin, Yevon will finally bless us.
     ¬Yes, sir! On patrol, sir!
    Highroad -- Central
    Crusader in purple and green: Here's a little something to cheer you up before the big fight.
     ¬I'm gonna vanquish Sin and return home a hero.
     ¬Us Crusaders...We're gonna make history with this operation. For the first time, people other than summoners will defeat Sin.
     ¬No doubt we're gonna win. And just in case, we have an ace up our sleeves, too.

    Female crusader in yellow: I stocked up on too many. Please take one, if you like. ~Antidote
     ¬Once the order is given, I'll be fighting on the front line. That's everything we've trained for.
     ¬High Summoner Yocun, who slew Sin, started as a Crusader.
     ¬If I fight as valiantly as Lady Yocun will I, too, receive Yevon's blessing?

    Crusader in old green: Providing is preventing. Need I say more? This'll help.
     ¬The young guns believe everything will go as planned. We veterans know otherwise: it's not going to be easy.
     ¬Of course when the time comes, we'll march in full force to victory. Victory must be the goal to win any battle.
     ¬They say luck decides the battle, but we can't afford to lose.

    Crusader hiding behind bushes: Here, take this. Just don't tell anybody that I was trembling. ~Ether
     ¬I join the Crusaders and get thrown into a major operation right off the bat. I mean, you can't blame me for getting the shakes.
     ¬I'm not scared. Don't get me wrong. I'm just trembling with fury!

    Woman near Rin's billboard: There are lots of fiends, so stay sharp. Use this when the going gets tough. ~Hi-Potion
     ¬Do you see that sign? What a gaudy ad. They're way out of line.
     ¬It's not good once those guys get going.
    [Gatta and Luzzu, guiding a wagon, take a break beside the road.]
    Gatta: Hey, we saw the game! You guys were great!
    Luzzu: Congratulations, Wakka!
        (or, if Aurochs lost...) It was close, Wakka.
    [Chocobo Knights ride up]
    Elma: Hey! Stop loafing around!
    Gatta: Uh... The lady summoner and her guardians...
    Lucil: This mission requires our full attention. We've no time to waste! Understood?
    Luzzu: (Salutes) Yes, ma'am! Apologies, ma'am!
    Lucil: Carry on.
    [Lucil and Elma ride off]
    Luzzu: See? Keep your head down, say "sir" a lot, and you'll do fine.
    Gatta: Right...sir.

    Yuna: (Chuckles)
    Luzzu: Hey, Yuna. Even though Yevon rejected us... we still believe in you. That won't ever change.
    Yuna: Thank you, Sir Luzzu, Sir Gatta. But, you know... It's not too late for you to go back to Besaid, and...
    Gatta: We should be going, sir!
    [Luzzu and Gatta hurry off]
    [A little further down the road, a Crusader is arguing with a female Acolyte]
    Crusader: We'll defeat Sin any way we can!
    Shelinda: But Yevon's teachings say...
    Crusader: Enough! (Storms off)
    Shelinda: I-I only meant to...
    Yuna: Are you all right?
    Shelinda: Lady Summoner...?
    Yuna: Yes, I am Yuna.
    Shelinda: It is an honor, my lady. My name is Shelinda. I am a disciple of Yevon.
    Wakka: What was all that about? The Crusaders' operation?
    Tidus: You mean the one Gatta and Luzzu were talking about?
    Wakka: Mm.
    Shelinda: I heard they were to use forbidden machina! I had to stop them.
    Tidus: Huh? Why?
    Lulu: The use of machina is strictly forbidden by the Yevon priesthood.
    Wakka: That's bad, ya? (Turns towards Auron)
    Auron: Let them use whatever they want. They still won't defeat Sin.
    Shelinda: But, it's not about defeating Sin! The teachings of Yevon must be upheld!
    Wakka: Yeah! Right!
    Shelinda: But you don't understand! The Crusaders won't even listen to me. And it's all because I'm just a lowly acolyte.
    Yuna: Don't say that.
    Shelinda: (Gasp)
    Yuna: Well, I haven't been a summoner for very long myself, you see. Still, I can't put myself down every time I fail. People are depending on me. They're depending on both of us!
    Shelinda: Yes! Yes, you're right, my lady. Absolutely right!
    Yuna: (Smiles)
    Shelinda: Thank you so much, Lady Yuna! Now I feel I have the courage to finish my training.

    ¬Shelinda: I will do my best to get myself appointed to a temple, as a nun.
    Mi'ihen Highroad -- Outside Agency
    Auron: We rest here.
    Wakka: But, this is an Al Bhed shop!
    Auron: Is that a problem?
    Wakka: They don't believe in Yevon, and in Luca they... They kidnapped Yuna!
    Auron: Where were her guardians?
    [Wakka groans and facepalms; Tidus whistles innocently]
    Yuna: Sir Auron's just concerned about your health.
    Wakka: I'm not tired one bit!
    Auron: Well I am.
    [He turns and walks away. They follow. Fade to black, but not for long...]
    Tidus: (Sound of snoring stops) As if I could sleep!
    Before Tidus exits Agency to watch sunset...
    Lulu: This might be the last time we can rest like this.
    Maechen: Mr. Rin's shops are all over Spira. They are quite convenient when you're on the road.

    Shelinda: I've heard that the proprietor, Mr. Rin, is an Al Bhed. But I was very relieved to find that he keeps nothing sacrilegious here.
    Inside Mi'ihen Highroad Travel Agency
    Man in shorts blocking check-in counter at Travel Agency: You guys already got a room, right?

    Al Bhed in bikini: Welcome to Rin's Travel Agency. Do you wish to make a purchase? [Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave.]
    Ocean Overlook Outside Agency
    [Tidus steps outside into a beautiful sunset over the ocean.]
    Tidus: Check it out!
    Narrative: That sunset was different from the one I saw in Kilika. It was quiet--almost gentle.
    [He approaches Yuna sitting on a grassy bluff with her back to the Inn.]
    Tidus: Whatcha up to?
    [He joins her. They gaze out at sunset.]
    Yuna: Pretty...
    Tidus: Sure is.
    Yuna: I wish I could live in a place like this. Peaceful...Living with a smile on my face every day.
    Tidus: You can, once you beat Sin, right?
    Yuna: (Nods) But then a new Sin will be born anyway.
    Tidus: Well then, you can just beat it again.
    Yuna: I wish I could.
    Tidus: Hey, you can! Trust me! You are the best summoner out there!
    Yuna: (Silent)
    Tidus: Yuna, why does Sin always come back?
    Yuna: Sin is our punishment for our vanity. And it will not go away until we've atoned.
    Tidus: How do we do that? What did we do that was so bad in the first place? Was it using lots of machina or something? Oh... Wait, was that such a bad thing, really?
    Yuna: It's funny... Ever since I was young, I never questioned it. But now that you ask me if it is that bad or not...I don't know. There are so many things I don't know.
    Tidus: Well then, we're the same! (Whispery voice) Ooooh... Such thinking is very unbecoming of a summoner!
    Tidus: (Winks) Sound like Mika?
    [They smile and laugh]
    Yuna: That's not very nice, you know! (Chuckles)

    Tidus: You know... During a game, you have to think of blitz and nothing else, you know?
    Yuna: Okay.
    Tidus: You can't think, "That's a cute girl in the fifth seat from the right."* And you can't be thinking about where you're going on that date, because the minute you do, that's when you lose!
    Tidus: You see, uh, Yuna, what I meean is, you really shouldn't worry, you know? After we beat Sin, that's when you can worry about the future.

    Yuna: I guess. (Nods quietly)
    [They stand staring out at the ocean]
    Tidus: But, Yuna, how are you supposed to beat something big like that?
    Yuna: The Final Summoning. It's the only way to defeat Sin. The only way. With it we can call the Final Aeon. That's the goal of the pilgrimage. The Fayth of the Final Summoning lies waiting in the far north, to greet summoners that complete their pilgrimage. At the world's edge... (Yevon bow) in Zanarkand.
    Tidus: In Zanarkand?
    Yuna: (Stammers and looks down.)
    Auron: She means the ruins of a city destroyed a thousand years ago.
    [They turn to find Auron standing behind them leaning on a pillar beside the road.]
    Tidus: (To Yuna) You sure it's ruins?
    Yuna: That's what I've heard.
    Auron: You'll see it for yourself soon enough.
    Auron: Yuna, come back inside.
    [Auron leaves]
    Yuna: You will go with Zanarkand?
    Tidus: (Subdued) Yeah, I'll go.
    Yuna: (Smiles happily)
    Tidus: (Still subdued) I'll go to Zanarkand to see it with my own eyes.
    Narrative: I knew it couldn't be my Zanarkand. But I had to make sure.
    [Fade to black. Night passes.]
    *Note: That "cute girl in the fifth seat from the right" is probably the redhead who asked Tidus for an autograph at the beginning of the game.
    Inside Travel Agency
    Next morning...
    Man in green and brown approaches Tidus: You're a guardian, right? I think this'll help. ~Key Sphere The sphere monitor will teach you how to use it. Have you read the instructions yet?
    NPCs in Mi'ihen Travel Agency, next morning
    Al Bhed behind check-in desk (Ropp): Welcome to Rin's Travel Agency. Would you care to rest? [Rest. | No.]

    Man in shorts: Man, I'm beat. I woke up early for nothing.
     ¬I left early in the morning only to find the end of the Highroad closed to traffic. So I had to turn back. What a waste of time.
     ¬Oh, you didn't know? The Crusaders have sealed off the Highroad.

    Woman in green skirt: There are so many things I want, I can't decide what to get. Say... will you buy something for me?
    [Tidus starts to go outside, bumps into Rin]
    Rin: Byntuh sa.
    Tidus: Sorry?
    Rin: Ah, forgive me, sir. I meant to say "pardon me," but it came out in Al Bhed.
    Tidus: Oh, you're an Al Bhed?
    Rin: Mm-hm. I am Rin, owner of this establishment. Hela du saad oui.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Rin: It means, "nice to meet you."
    Tidus: Ah! Well helly doo sad wee to you, too.
    Rin: If you are interested... Al Bhed primers can be found all over Spira. Finding them and learning our language might be fun. Here, let me give you one in commemoration of our meeting. Although you might want to be careful where you speak our language. ~Primer
    Tidus: Yeah, I hear Al Bhed aren't liked much. Oh, sorry!
    Rin: It is a shame.

    Woman: (Scream from outside) Someone, help! The chocobos!
    Auron: That's our cue, let's go.

    Rin: Oh! Thank you for your help. Please, use this. ~Mega-Potion
     ¬Rin: It is a ferocious beast! Be prepared!
    After chocobo lady calls for help...
    Man in shorts: Is it true? Th-There's a fiend outside!? No way! I'm staying right here!

    Woman in green skirt: What are you standing around for? Go take care of it!
    Outside Agency
    Lulu: To the chocobo corral!
    [Boss fight]
    [Possible dialog during Chocobo Eater battle...]
    Tidus: What now? We got a cliff at our backs!
    Auron: So, we're to be pushed off a cliff.
    Wakka: Look out! Cliff behind us!
    Auron: Attack now! Push it back!
    Lulu: Now! Hit it hard and we can push it back!
    Tidus: Strike now! Hard and fast!
    Wakka: Let's get him!
    Critter: You're next!
    If they win...
    Rin: Have you an interest in renting some chocobos? As a token of our gratitude, the first time is free of charge. Please ask the attendant, if you wish to rent.

    Attendant: Thank you so much for saving the chocobos!
     ¬Oh! Hello! No charge this time!

    Elma: Summoners and guardians! I saw the fight. I was impressed!
    If they lose...
    Auron: (Dryly) Now I know I can count on you.
    Tidus: Gimme a break. I just woke up. Like you did much!
    Auron: It was your idea to fight that thing. If you're always so groggy, just stay awake.
    Tidus: Yeah right, thanks for the tip.
    [One sad little chocobo feather flutters down.]

    If they return to Agency...
    Elma: I took care of that fiend for you.
    Back on the Highroad
    Elma: Right now we're charged with getting people off the Highroad. But you... Well, you have a summoner, so you can stay.
     ¬ (whispers) Don't tell anyone, but this is a really boring job.

    Rin: We appreciate this thing you have done. Dryhg oui. It means, "I thank you."
     ¬There are branches of my travel agency all over Spira. Your patronage is always welcome.

    If you take chocobo south, you're intercepted at stairway to Luca...
    Clasko: You have to leave your chocobos here. Come on, everyone off!
     ¬All the other Crusaders are preparing for the operation. But they put me here on guard duty.
     ¬This is all I'm good for anyway.

    Heading north on the "New Highroad" from agency
    If you're riding a chocobo, friends keep greetings short...
    Shelinda: Thank you so much for your words yesterday.

    Maechen: A safe journey to you!

    If you're on foot, they're more talkative.
    Shelinda: Word has gotten around about me. Now all the Crusaders are ignoring me! (She'll be down on the New Road if you were pushed off cliff.)

    Maechen: Would you like to hear about the Highroad?
    Down on the Oldroad
    Lucil: What are you doing on this road?
    Tidus: Oh, you know...
    Lucil: I see. The Highroad ends over there. However, we have sealed off the area beyond for the duration of our operation here. You may ask the gate captain up ahead if you need to pass through.
     ¬You must first go to the end of the Highroad in order to get back on the Newroad.

    O'aka: Coming down to the Oldroad was a mistake... Ye can't run a business with no customers! Say, can I interest you in something?
     ¬Sure are a lot of Crusaders about. Wonder what they're up to?
     ¬Welcome to O'aka's!
    End of Mi'ihen Highroad
    Clasko: Gee, Captain Lucil and Elma should have been here by now.
     ¬What's taking Elma so long?

    If you ride chocobo into gate...
    Clasko: You have to leave your chocobos here! Come on, everyone off!

    To the right of checkpoint...
    Dona: How many times do I have to tell you? I'm a summoner!
    Crusader by empty cages: Sorry, ma'am! No exceptions!
    Dona: You dare impede a summoner's pilgrimage?
    Crusader: Sorry, ma'am! No exceptions!
    Dona: Useless!

    Dona: (Sniffs) Oh, it's you. As you can see, not even summoners can pass. But they'll call on us in the end. Just wait and see.

    Dona: In the meantime, I think I'll have a nap. Oh, Barthello? (They run off for a "nap.")
    Talking to Crusaders stationed around north gate...
    Crusader by empty cages: The Mushroom Rock Road is off-limits to non-Crusader personnel until the end of the mission!
     ¬We apologize for the inconvenience, but this road is closed!

    Little Crusader (in purple and green): We're Crusaders, too. We have a lot of work to do. My job is to clean up everyone's stuff!
    Second little Crusader (in blue): And I'm delivering food for the soldiers!
    First little Crusader: Big job, huh?
     ¬Second little Crusader: The operation's gonna start soon. All civilians must leave.
    First little Crusader: What if you don't?
    Second little Crusader: Then Sin's gonna eat you! Mom said Sin eats bad people.
    First little Crusader: Yikes.

     ¬First little Crusader: A great maester is here, too, so we're gonna work really hard!
    Highroad -- North End
    [Approaching the gate, one finds it barred by a wagon and old friends...]
    Gatta: Gatta and Luzzu reporting, sir! (Salute to gate captain)
    Luzzu: This is the last of them.

    Gate captain: Good to have you with us. Go on through!
    [Tidus peering up at wagon sees a large beastie inside]
    Gatta: Show me how to play blitz sometime!
    Luzzu: Wait around. We'll have Sin beaten in no time!

    Tidus: (Fistpumps in salute)
    Talking to Gate Guards
    Crusader in red, white and blue: Any donation toward Operation Mi'ihen would be greatly appreciated!
    [If Tidus tries to go through gate]
    Gate captain: I'm sorry, I can't let you pass.
    Hey, you're a summoner and her guardians, right? Sorry for the inconvenience.
    [Turning back, Yuna finds Seymour approaching with Guado guards. Yuna kneels to offer Yevon prayer. Seymour, standing, returns it.]
    Seymour: So we meet again, Lady Yuna.
    Yuna: Y-yes?
    Seymour: You look troubled. Is there anything I can do?
    Yuna: Well... (Turns and looks towards gate.)
    Seymour: I see.
    [Seymour and guards advance to gate, where captain salutes.]
    Gate captain: Maester Seymour. Let me show you to the command center.
    Seymour: Hold. I have a request.
    Gate captain: Yes, Your Grace?
    Seymour: I need to have Summoner Yuna and her guardians let through to the command center.
    Gate captain: But...But, Maester Seymour...Maester Seymour, sir.
    Seymour: Do not worry. I will take full responsibility.
    Gate captain: Very well. They may pass.
    Seymour: It is done.
    Yuna: Thank you, Your Grace. (Deep Japanese bow several times, even after he's gone)
    Lulu: Yuna, it's time to go.
    Yuna: (Flustered) Oh! Right!
    Lulu: (Sets an arm around her; they leave)
    Tidus: Who does he think he is?
    Wakka: He's a maester. Better get used to it, ya?
    Tidus: Hmph.
    Before passing through gate...
    Clasko: Gee, Captain Lucil and Elma should have been here by now.
    Mushroom Rock Road
    Start of Mushroom Rock Road
    [Crusaders assemble and salute]
    Gate captain: All hail Maester Seymour!
    Seymour: Brave Crusaders of Spira, protectors of all Spira. Believe in the path you have chosen, let faith be your strength! I, Seymour Guado, maester of Yevon, will bear witness to your deeds today.
    All: Sir! (Salute)
    Wakka: What's goin' on? Why's Maester Seymour backing the Crusaders, eh? They're using the Al Bhed's machina! They're violating the teachings!
    Yuna: Even going against the teachings they're willing to risk it for the greater good. Wakka, I think Maester Seymour sees that, too.
    Wakka: (Sputters) Lulu?
    Lulu: Hmm... I can only speculate.
    Wakka: (Facepalm)
    Auron: Ask him yourself.
    [Crusaders are dismissed. Seymour strides towards Yuna, then pauses and glances to the side.]
    Seymour: Ah, Sir Auron. It is an honor. I would be most interested in hearing what you've been doing these past ten years.
    Auron: I've got nothing to say about it. (Stomps off)
    Seymour: I...see. Sir Auron must be a great asset as a guardian.
    Yuna: Your Grace! (Bows nervously)
    Seymour: Please, there's no need for formalities.
    Wakka: Excuse me... Maester Seymour? Why is your Lordship...presently...present here...sir?
    Lulu: (Shakes head)
    Seymour: Please, speak as you normally would.
    Wakka: Uuuh... Isn't this operation against the teachings of Yevon? Aren't you going to stop them?
    Seymour: It's true... I should.
    Wakka: Mm! Mm!
    Seymour: However... Both the Crusaders and the Al Bhed truly wish peace for Spira. This Operation Mi'ihen was born from that wish they share. Although it may be sacrilege to Yevon, their intentions are pure. And I, Seymour Guado-- the person, not the maester of Yevon... As a denizen of Spira, I wish them well in their endeavor.
    Wakka: But, using machina...That's bad, isn't it?
    Seymour: Pretend you didn't see them.
    [All gasp]
    Wakka: Beg your pardon, but that's not something a maester should say!
    Seymour: Then, pretend I didn't say it.
    Wakka: You're kidding!
    Seymour: (Walks away)

    Narrative: From the first time I laid eyes on him, I never did like Seymour... But you know, some of the things he said that day... They made a lot of sense to me.

    Talking to Crusaders on Mushroom Rock Road...

    Gate guard (red, white, blue): Here, take this, and try to stay out of our way, okay? ~Remedy
     ¬Maester Seymour got you in, and now you wanna leave?

    Gate captain (purple): Here, this should come in handy. ~Tough Bangle
     ¬We're sealing off this area for the operation. All passage will be denied.

    Short Crusader in purple and green: Stay alert during your trip. I hope this helps. ~Ether
     ¬I guess we have Yevon's blessing, since the maester himself wished us good fortune.
     ¬Who knows, Maester Seymour might even summon aeons and fight alongside us.

    Crusader in need of pants: You must take full precautions here. Please use this if the need arises. ~Hi-Potion
     ¬Yevon did not forsake us after all. Now we can fight without regret.
     ¬I've dispatched my men on patrol. Fiends have infested the area.

    Crusader in gold and green: The Crusaders supplied us with some goods. Here you go. ~Phoenix Down
     ¬Maester Seymour came to witness our deeds here today. We will destroy Sin, even if it means our lives!
     ¬I must relay Lord Seymour's message to the men. This will be great for morale!
    Mushroom Rock Road
    Clasko: (Comes running out) Excuse me, Lady Summoner Yuna?
    Yuna: Yes!
    Clasko: The command center... Maester Seymour requests your presence there, ma'am.
    Yuna: Thank you. (She glances back towards Sir Auron, who nods.)
    Clasko: Take that road to the command center. it's not far. We're still in the midst of preparations this way. Sorry.
    Fork to Command Center

    O'aka: Good day, lad! Sneaked past the guards, I did!
     ¬Be makin' a fortune with "Operation Mi'ihen" prices! But you, lad, you get a discount! I owes ya one, eh? (Shop)
     ¬Welcome to O'aka's! (Shop)

    If you try to run past Clasko...
    Clasko: No, not this way, that way. I guess I'm not good at explaining.

    ¬Clasko: I'm just doing my job.
    Crusader by water-lift: There is increasing fiend activity. This may not be much help, but... ~Hi-Potion
     ¬Yevon's emblem bears mystic powers. Step on the platform, and you shall see.

    Crusader in purple: A summoner's entourage! Please accept this. ~Potions
     ¬After the operation, my compadres and I are heading straight to Luca. It's gonna be a blast. We've already reserved a place and everything.
     ¬Do you think Yevon will take us back in if we succeed?
    Partway Through Mushroom Rock Road
    Lucil: We've been expecting you. Please proceed to the command center.
     ¬The presence of a maester and a summoner is great for the troops' morale-- myself included. Thank you for being here, my lady.
     ¬Depending on the way things turn out, we might suffer casualties. In such an event, we would be grateful if you could perform the sending, my lady.
     ¬We may have to fight here, as well. Stay alert.

    Shelinda: In the end, I wasn't able to stop them, as you can see. But seeing their fierce determination, I couldn't just sit there. So I decided that I would do everything in my power to help them.
     ¬Truly, I know nothing of the ways of fighting, but I do know some white magic. I'm hoping that will be of some use to them.
     ¬Is there anything I can do to help you?
    Elma: Lady Summoner! What are you doing here?
     ¬Well, with your guardians near you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
     ¬Don't say we shouldn't be using machina! Not now, please?
     ¬I hope captain Lucil notices my efforts in this mission!

    Ha! Can we say "crush on senior officer?!
    Crusader: Give this to the lady summoner, and grant us your help when the time comes. ~X-potion
     ¬The command center is strategically located on a ledge overlooking the sea. It's just beyond the artillery base up ahead.
     ¬We have neutralized all fiends around the command center. The sector is secure.

    Crusader: Be sure to make thorough preparations. Here, put this to good use. ~Gil
     ¬We've concentrated our forces along the coast to prevent Sin from reaching land. We plan to stage a frontal assault. The men are preparing for the worst.
     ¬My friend is stationed there. All I can do is pray for him. Crusader: We've secured the command center perimeter. But please take this as a precaution. ~Mega-Potion
     ¬This is a mechanical lift built by the Al Bhed. Please take it up to the command center.
     ¬Relying on machines goes against the teachings, but the maester just used it.
    Near Lift to Command Center
    Gatta: Why only you, sir? I want to fight, too!
    Luzzu: Order are orders.
    Gatta: I'm not a cadet anymore, sir! Let me go with you, and I'll prove it to them!
    Luzzu: Guarding the command center is important too, you know.
    But I came all the way from Besaid to fight Sin, sir!
    Luzzu: I know, but an order's an order. To your post, Crusader.
    But, sir! (Growls and dashes off)

    Luzzu: They let you through, huh?

    Tidus: Mm.
    Tidus: Gatta deserves better...
    Wakka: At least there's no chance he'll get hurt. Why are you guys fighting, anyway? Aren't the almighty Al Bhed machina enough?
    Luzzu: They still need some time to get them ready. Our job is to keep Sin at bay till they're done.
    Wakka: (Snarl, mutter)
    Luzzu: Wakka... I might not get another chance to say this. It's about your brother.
    Lulu: Luzzu, no!
    Wakka: (Turns and peers at both of them) What?
    Luzzu: I'm the one who convinced enlist.
    [Wakka rumbles, looks at Lu, who drops her eyes.]
    Luzzu: I'm sorry.
    Wakka: (Glowers for a long moment, then decks him)
    Tidus: Wakka! That's enough, Wakka! (Restrains him)
    Wakka: When we used to play blitz together, Chappu used to say...He'd say that--when we won the Cup, ya?--he'd propose to Lulu. And then one day...he goes off and becomes a Crusader. Just like that.
    Luzzu: Chappu also said to me... That being with your girl is good...But keeping Sin far away from her is better.
    Wakka: Lu, you knew?
    Lulu: (Sigh) Luzzu told me...before we left.
    Luzzu: (Chuckles) She hit me too.

    [Lucil rides by]
    Lucil: All Crusaders in the vanguard are to assemble on the beach!
    Luzzu: That's my cue.
    Wakka: Luzzu! Don't die out there.
    Luzzu: So you can hit me more?
    Wakka: Lots! Lots more!
    Yuna: (Bars his way) Sir Luzzu, please! Please, don't go!
    Luzzu: I have to, Yuna.
    Auron: Let him go. The man has already chosen his path...As you did when you became a summoner.
    Yuna: (Steps aside reluctantly)

    Narrative: It would be a long time...before I really ever understood the reason why Yuna let Luzzu pass that day.
    Mushroom Rock Ridge
    [Take lift up to bluffs, where cannons are pointed towards sea.]
    Wakka: Curse these...! (Kicks cannon) OW!
    Tidus: He really hates them, huh?
    Lulu: Chappu...He left the sword Wakka gave him in Besaid. And he fought with an Al Bhed machina weapon instead.
    Wakka: That's got nothing to do with it! I just hate these sacrilegious contraptions!
    Talking to Crusaders and Al Bhed outside command center...
    Crusader (red white blue) hammering stake: The cannon got out of place when we fired a test shot. Packed too much powder, I guess.
     ¬I have to set her in place before the operation.

    Spiked-hair Al Bhed: I will be the one to finish Sin off.
     ¬We will use the ancient machina to destroy Sin.
     ¬The Yevon fools will soon witness the power of the Al Bhed.

    Artillery Crusader (purple): Once Sin emerges from the sea, we'll commence firing. Our shots should stun it long enough for the Al Bhed machina to finish it off.
     ¬We just fired a test shot, and this puppy roars! It near knocked me out. Heck, it probably echoed as far as Luca!
     ¬Sin's gonna be a huge target. We probably won't even have to aim.
    [Yuna's party watches final preparations, including Crusaders herding Sinspawn into cage]
    Wakka: Grrr... It won't work anyway.
    Yuna: Don't say that. It might be a hopeless campaign, and it might mean defying Yevon...But the Crusaders and the Al Bhed-- they're doing their best to defeat Sin. They want to rid Spira of Sin forever. And that's just what we want, too, isn't it?
    Yuna: Isn't it?
    Wakka: Hmph! All right, all right! But I still think machina are bad news. They're forbidden for a reason!
    Lucil: Lady Summoner! There you are! The command center is that way. Maester Kinoc is also there.
    Yuna: Maester Kinoc, too?
    Lucil: Yes. Please hurry, my Lady.

    Female Crusader in gray: That merchant's obviously ripping people off. I guess it can't be helped. He's the only game out here.
     ¬I asked him for a discount, and do you know what he said to me? "Ye gonna die anyway, so what's the point?"
     ¬I wonder what that merchant's gonna do when the battle starts.

    Captain pacing in front of soldiers: We're only moments away from commencing Operation Mi'ihen. Spira's fate hangs on the outcome of this mission. We will do our duty as soldiers and defeat Sin this day!
    Soldiers: (Salute) Sir!
    ¬Captain: It's important to spur my men on every now and then. Maybe I should give them another pep talk to be sure...
    ¬Soldier1: Man, you'd think he'd shut up after five times--or was that six?
    ¬Soldier2: The captain just keeps repeating himself. He must be really nervous.

    Artillery officer in yellow: We're inspecting the weapons right now.
     ¬They're Al Bhed machina, so we have to be extra cautious.
     ¬So far so good. I'm gonna run more tests.

    Soldier and boy fighting:
    -Come on! Swing like a man! Do you want to avenge your sister or don't you?
    -I'm gonna beat Sin! I'm gonna beat it! I'm gonna beat it no matter what!
     ¬ -Okay, come on now! Pretend I'm a fiend!
    -Die, die, die!

    Crusader in yellow and green: I'm short on various stuff, so I'm trying to buy them now. Everything seems a bit pricier than usual.
     ¬Well, I guess I should just be thankful. I never imagined I could buy stuff out here.
     ¬Time to shop!
    Outside Command Center
    O'aka: Monopoly's a great thing! Things are sellin' no matter what the price! Oops! Sorry, I forgot. [Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave]
     ¬Welcome to O'aka's!
    Crusader by command center: Yeah? What do you wanna know?
    Gatta: (Sounding flat) The operation will begin shortly. Please check all your equipment.
    Wakka: Um, you all right?
    Gatta: Of course not! I came here to fight Sin! But they stick me here!
    Auron: If you want to prove yourself...
    Gatta: Huh?
    Auron: first you must complete the tasks you are given.
    Gatta: (Sags)
    [If you encourage Gatta twice to defy orders, he'll die, otherwise Luzzu does.]

    Gatta: Just doing what they say? It just won't be enough. Gatta: I'll do something...even if it means bending the rules.
    Operation Mi'ihen Command Center
    Kinoc: Oh! (Comes over to embrace Auron) I'd heard from Seymour, but I didn't know if we'd actually meet. Good to see you, Auron! Ten years, is it?
    Auron: ...
    Kinoc: (Chuckles)
    Lulu: (Whispers to Tidus) That's Wen Kinoc, one of the Four Maesters of Yevon. He leads the warrior monks and also commands the Crusaders.
    Gatta: (Rushes in and salutes) All troops ready to move at your command, sir!
    Kinoc: (Casual salute) Good. Dismissed.
    Gatta: Sir! (Leaves)
    Kinoc: Tell me, Auron. Where have you been the last ten years?
    Auron: We don't have time for this now, do we?
    Kinoc: This plan won't work, you know that. We'll just let them dream a little longer.
    Tidus: What?
    Seymour: (Standing behind them) Lord Kinoc...
    Kinoc: Oh, yes. Proceed.
    Auron: (Mutters) That Kinoc, a maester?
    Kinoc: I heard that, Auron. A lot has happened the last ten years. What were you doing, and where?
    Auron: Fulfilling a promise I made to a friend. I still am.
    Kinoc: Just tell me one thing: Have you seen Zanarkand?
    Auron: Hmph. (Walks off)
    Yuna: (To Tidus) I kinda...think we don't belong here.
    Pompous base captain: It is time at last. We must tell the Al Bhed waiting outside to begin the operation at once. The fiends may break through. This place is not safe. Make sure you're prepared to defend yourselves. Tell me when you're ready.

    Al Bhed in command center: We have the ancient machina. The operation will succeed. Our machina will prove that Yevon's teachings are not the way.
     ¬A summoner... I shall report this later.
     ¬Being around Yevon's followers makes me sick.
    Pacing around command center...

    Wakka: With them here, it's like Yevon authorizes this whole operation!

    Kimahri: (Stares)

    Auron: Go to Yuna.

    Lulu: Anything could happen. Make sure you're ready for combat.

    Yuna: I'm a little nervous.
    Base captain: Are you ready?
    [Kinoc moves to front of observation platform and raises arm.]
    Yuna: Will Sin come?
    Base captain: Sin always returns for its spawn. To make sure, we're going to encourage them to call out to it.
    Auron: You won't have to. It'll come.
    Narrative: I remembered Auron telling me. Sin is my old man. Sin is Jecht.

    [Sinspawn breaks loose]

    [Boss battle: Sinspawn Gui.]
    The first who makes a physical attack says...
    Tidus: Those arms are in the way!
    Wakka: It blocked my shot, ya? I don't believe it!
    Auron: So the arms are for defense.
    A few rounds later, someone will notice...
    Tidus: It's gonna do something! Time for a head shot!
    Auron: It's going to attack. Aim for the head!
    Lulu: I'll cast a spell at its head!
    Wakka: That, I can hit, eh?
    FMV: No Better Plan
    [Sin's feelers creep into bay, then it rises from sea. We see forces assembled on beach, artillery teams above.]
    Lucil: Let's go!
    Artillery captain: Fire!
    [Cannons hit Sin. Sinspawn fall from its sides, hit sea and start swimming for beach, where...
    Lucil: Charge!
    Back at the Command Center...
    Auron: Look out!
    [Yuna's party dives for cover.]
    FMV: Judgment
    [Sin sheds outer covering, creates ball of light that explodes and vaporizes Crusaders on the beach.]
    In the Ruined Command Center...
    [Yuna comes to, sees Seymour facing Sinspawn Gui. Auron heads into battle. Yuna follows.]
    Seymour: Stand back, Lady Yuna.
    Yuna: Y-yes.
    [They kill sinspawn]
    Yuna: The others? (Rushes to edge of cliff)
    FMV: Ex Machina
    [Yuna, beside Seymour, watches in horror as Sin demolishes Al Bhed installation.
    On beach below Command Center...
    [Tidus wakes up, sees scattered bodies of Crusaders.]
    Examining bodies on battlefield yields grim epitaphs:
    Rest in peace.
    A peaceful death. Probably had no clue.
    Still so young.
    Too late to help them.
    Slightly warm, but no sign of breathing.
    Staring at the sky, lifeless.
    Reclining, breathless.
    instant, painless death.
    [If you encouraged Gatta to defy orders earlier, he's slumped against the cliff.]
    Tidus: Gatta? Gatta, come on, wake up.
    Gatta: (Collapses... obviously dead.)
    Tidus: (Breaks down)
    [If you encouraged him to stay, you find Gatta on his knees with head in his hands, shaking.]
    Gatta: What's...going on? Why? What?
    Gatta: (Bellows) What's going on?!

    Tidus: (Sags)
    FMV: Sin's Wake
    [Sin turns and heads out to sea.]
    Tidus: (Bellows, runs towards water) Don't you run away from me!
    Above, at Command Center
    Yuna: Everyone, stand back! I'll summon!
    Seymour: You won't hurt it. Your powers are still...too weak.
    Yuna: But I must do something!
    [Seymour shakes head; Yuna starts twirling staff for Ifrit]
    Seymour: You can't!
    [Tidus is swimming all-out]
    Narrative: I have no idea what I was thinking when I ran after Sin that day. But before I knew what I was doing, there I was chasing him down like a thief at market. Maybe I was angry, maybe I wanted to go home. I kept thinking of Zanarkand, and my old man.
    Vision: Sin -- The Nucleus
    [Flash of light, weird vision. Same setting as endgame. Ghostly crusaders rushing back and forth, including Luzzu or Gatta, whichever one died. Creepy Little Kid (tm) comes forward and shakes head "no". Replaced by spinning blitzball, which brings a flashback]
    Houseboat in Zanarkand (Jecht's PoV)
    [Tidus as a child stands on upper deck of his old home. Ghostly crusader forms still flitting by now and then.]
    Jecht: What?
    Tidus: They say you don't practice anymore, that you're gonna retire.
    Jecht: Let them talk. I'm still the best.
    Tidus: They say you're no good 'cause you drink all the time.
    Jecht: I can quit drinkin' whenever I want!
    Tidus: Then do it now.
    Jecht: What did you say?
    Tidus: You just said you can!
    Jecht: Heh. Tomorrow, maybe.
    Tidus: Why not today?
    Jecht: Why do today what you can leave for tomorrow?
    Jecht: There he goes again...crying!

    [Vision fades to white]
    Narrative: I thought I sensed my old man there. Somewhere...Or maybe it was just Sin's toxin playing tricks on my mind.
    Back on the Djose Shore
    [Tidus wakes up on a different part of the beach]
    Narrative: How many died today?
    [Glimpse of Yuna dancing]
    Narrative: People die, and Yuna dances. When will she stop dancing? When will it stop? Yuna won't stop dancing-- not until Sin is gone. Those were my thoughts then...I think.

    Auron: (Standing nearby) I see you're still here.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Auron: Many stories ended here today...But...
    Auron: Yours goes on, I see. (Walks off)

    Tidus: What?
    Narrative: Sin had come and gone, but I remained here.
    (If Tidus talks to party before leaving Djose Shore...)
    Lulu: You were in contact with Sin again. The toxin--are you okay?
     ¬Yuna was worried about you.
     ¬You should let her know you're all right.
    [Auron facing Kinoc, guards, and Seymour behind them]
    Auron: A swift retreat. Satisfied?
    Kinoc: What do you mean?
    Auron: Those who turned from Yevon died, while the faithful live on.
    Kinoc: Hmm. The past ten years have changed you, I see.
    [Yuna bows as he leaves. Seymour approaches.]
    Seymour: You do not look so well. But now more than ever, you must be the people's strength, their confidence.
    Seymour: Anyone else would be expected to show their sorrow.
    [Glimpse of Wakka giving Yevon bow to row of Crusader corpses]
    Seymour: But you...are a summoner. You are Spira's hope. Until Sin is defeated, you must not relent. Do you understand?
    Yuna: Yes. I understand.
    Seymour: Are you afraid?
    Yuna: (Looks shaken)
    Seymour: Yuna, take me as your pillar of strength. As Yunalesca had her lord Zaon.
    Seymour: Lady Yuna. Until next we meet, farewell.

    Yuna: (Bows)
    Yuna: (Nervous laugh) Maesters are strict.
     ¬I guess...I guess I'll just have to do better.

    Wakka: You can't ignore the teachings.

    Kimahri: (Stares)

    Lulu: Rest while you can. We leave soon.
    Auron: Sin is Jecht.
    Tidus: Yeah, for a while there, I thought I could feel him. But that doesn't mean I believe you.
    Auron: Sin is Jecht. He came here for you.
    Tidus: So he killed all those people just for a chance to see me?
    Auron: That's what Sin does. He wanted to show that to you. Do you know why?
    Tidus: How am I supposed to know?
    Auron: So you would kill him. As long as he is Sin, Jecht will keep killing. He wants you to stop him.
    Tidus: You gotta be kidding. How do you know all of this, anyway?
    Auron: (Chuckles softly and walks off)
    Tidus: I'm not done talking to you! Don't you run away!
    Auron: You're the one running.
    Bluff Overlooking Battlefield
    Shelinda: Are you all right? O'aka: I made a bundle with the operation prices. But the way it turned out, they deserved a better deal. [Whatcha got? | Leave.]
     ¬I guess the summoners are our only hope.
     ¬Huh? You wanna buy something?
    Crusaders being tended by Shelinda...

    Crusader: It wasn't supposed to end like this.
    Damn it! How many died today?

    Another Crusader: More than half of our frontline soldiers perished. My battalion was annihilated, too... The Crusaders will never rise again.
     ¬We shouldn't have defied the teachings.

    Crusader: W...Water. Give me some water.

    Crusader: I'm lucky to be alive.
     ¬My wounds are nothing compared to what the others have suffered.
    Djose Highroad
    [Y. turns and waves cheerily to K. and T. as party moves off.]
    Yuna: Hey, you two! Hurry up!
    Tidus: She's awfully cheerful.
    Kimahri: In dark times she must be. She must shine bright.
    Tidus: (gapes)
    Kimahri: Now are dark times. Yuna tries hard.
    Tidus: We should help her, then.
    Kimahri: If we worry, she tries harder. Do not frown.
    Tidus: Don't worry, be happy?
    Kimahri: Kimahri try, too.
    Tidus: Smile! Let me see.
    Kimahri: (Grimaces)
    Tidus: Sad.
    Talking to pedestrians on Djose Highroad...
    Crusader in red, white, blue: The Crusaders have been ordered to regroup at Djose Temple. Not many left to regroup, but...
     ¬It's my fault. My men died in vain because of me. It's all my fault. My sergeant's keepsake... Take it. ~Variable Steel

    Monk in orange: As followers of Yevon, we believe in aiding all those who are wounded. Even the excommunicated Crusaders. They have suffered so much. I believe the time has come to welcome them back.
    May Yevon's blessing be with you. ~Hi-Potion
     ¬A heartbreaking defeat, it was...Yevon's blessing has spared us.

    Crusader in purple: We've decided to rest in the temple. I just hope they let us. We've been excommunicated, after all. They might throw us out.
    Oh, I almost forgot. There are fiends here that petrify humans. Wear this; it should help. ~Soft Ring
     ¬My buddy's missing. We served in the same unit. I hope he's okay.

    Crusader in green: My comrades are dead, all because we ignored the teachings. Relying on a forbidden machina...what the heck were we thinking?
    This'll hardly make amends, but... I want the lady summoner to have this. ~Ether
     ¬I guess it's time to seek the monks' help and embrace the teachings once again.

    Short crusader in purple and green: We incurred heavy casualties in last year's Djose coast defense operation. But even those losses don't compare to this.
    I found this lying on the battlefield. Maybe it will be of some use to you. ~Mega-Potion
     ¬All I can offer now are my prayers.
    Djose Road, fork to Moonflow
    Tidus: Hey! How much longer till Zanarkand?
    Wakka: Still a ways.
    Lulu: First down the Moonflow to the Guado city of Guadosalam... Then we cross the Thunder Plains to the temple of Macalania.
    Tidus: Oh, boy.
    Yuna: (Giggle) And before that, we get to pray at the temple in Djose!
    Tidus: We can't just skip all that? Can we, huh?
    Yuna: Mm-mm. I have to pray to the fayth in every temple in order to earn the Final Aeon.
    Wakka: That's a summoner's training. She's gotta prepare mind and body, all just to get ready for the Final Summoning.
    Tidus: Hmm. Must be tough, Yuna.
    Yuna: I'll be fine with you here!

    [All of them move on, except...]
    Auron: Hey, new guy.
    Tidus: Uh... me?
    Auron: Who else?
    Tidus: What can I do for you, boss?
    Auron: Don't tell Yuna you know about Sin and Jecht.
    Tidus: Eh?
    Auron: You know her...She would...distance herself from you. We do not want that.
    Tidus: I see, I think.
    Tidus: Yeah, but even if I did something, no one would believe me, you know?
    Auron: Yuna would.
    Tidus: have a point. Come to think of it...did I really have to know about Jecht? What about my feelings?
    Auron: Better than you finding out at a critical moment, becoming emotional.
    Tidus: What? Me, emotional?
    Auron: (Chuckles) I heard you were quite the crybaby.
    Narrative: Yeah, maybe when I was a kid.
    Narrative: Maybe a little now. Just a little.

    Tidus: Hey! I still don't buy your story, you hear?
    Djose Temple
    [Yuna and companions cross bridges leading to temple]
    Tidus: Whoa!
    [Ground shakes]
    Kimahri: (Points towards temple)
    Lucil: (Salutes) Yuna, it is good to see you and your companions are well.
    Yuna: Yourselves as well, Captain. We were worried. Praise be to Yevon! (Yevon bow)
    Lucil: We escaped with our lives, but our troops were decimated.
    Elma: Of all our chocobos, only this one made it.
    Clasko: We make pretty poor Chocobo Mounted Forces without chocobos.
    Lucil: We turned our backs on the teachings and cast away our faith. This...this is our just reward.

     ¬ Elma: It's just you, now. But don't worry, we're here for you!
    Chocobo: Kweh!

     ¬ Lucil: So may died in vain... It was a mistake.

     ¬ Clasko: We should never have ignored the teachings.
    Outside Djose Temple
    Tidus: Is that the Djose temple?
    [Pause to watch rocks of temple break apart and rise]

    Lulu: The Lightning Mushroom Rock. It only opens when a summoner is addressing the fayth.
    Wakka: That means another summoner's already in there.
    Yuna: Another summoner?
    Tidus: What if it's Dona?
    Yuna: We have to hurry.
    Tidus: Right! In we go!
    [Gatta or Luzzu are to right of Djose temple doors, depending on which one died at Operation Mi'ihen.]
    [Wakka hurries over to crouch by Gatta, who's sitting dejectedly by the wall. He sounds close to tears.]
    Gatta: Luzzu, he's...
    Wakka: Where is he?
    Gatta: I found him...but he was...torn in half. I... (Breaks off in a sob)
    Wakka: That...idiot!
    Gatta: What...what do I do now?
    Gatta: I can't do this...I'm going back to Besaid!
     ¬Gatta: Luzzu, he's...
    [Or else, Tidus finds Luzzu standing near wall. He sounds dazed.]
    Luzzu: Hey.
    Luzzu: Gatta, he's...he's dead. He was a good fighter. He just wasn't lucky enough.
    [Luzzu suddenly explodes and starts punching the wall.]
    Luzzu: Ah, damn it! He was young! He pushed his luck! What was he thinking--going up there in the front lines like that? He should've stayed back with command! Damn it! Damn it all!
    Wakka: Luzzu! Knock it off!
    Luzzu: Y-You don't know what it's like! (Grabs W's suspenders)
    Luzzu: (Slumps) I'm sorry.
    Wakka: Why don't you...go home now, to Besaid. Take it easy a while. Rest, ya?
    Luzzu: Rest?
    Wakka: You need some R & R. You're hurt, ya?
    Luzzu: I...I guess so.
    Wakka: Get better. I can't beat up on you when you're all depressed, eh?
    Luzzu: (snorts) Right.
    Wakka: (Hand on his shoulder)
     ¬Luzzu: This is all punishment for turning from Yevon...
    The Djose knights gather outside the temple... (you may have to enter and exit this area first)
    Lucil: I would pray for those fallen in battle...But how? How can I enter the temple, after what we have done?
     ¬The monks of Djose have kindly offered to heal our wounded. Yevon still looks out for us... Even now.
     ¬Will Yevon forgive us?(Yevon bow)

    Clasko: I've been thinking about the future.
     ¬No matter what we do next...we're going to do it for Yevon, that's for sure.(Yevon bow)

    Elma: The monks said we could stay here for a while.
     ¬This little fella's finally calmed down. (Chocobo: Kweh.)
     ¬We won't defy Yevon. Never again.
    Inside inn next to the temple
    Nun at counter: I'm sorry, but our beds are all taken by the wounded. You can stay if you don't mind sleeping on the floor.
    Would you care to rest? [Rest a bit. | Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Leave.]
    If Tidus talks to her behind the counter...
    Ahem. Sir, if you don't mind...

    Monk at inner door: The wounded are fighting to stay in this world. We have done all we can. They must not be disturbed.
     ¬Please go no further.
    [Just inside doors of temple]
    Auron: So you're a champion of Yevon now, Braska?
    Djose Temple, Main Hall
    [Isaaru and brothers emerge from Cloister of Trials]
    Isaaru: I beg your pardon, but may I ask your name?
    Yuna: I am Summoner Yuna, from the isle of Besaid. (Deep Yevon bow)
    Isaaru: As I thought! The daughter of Lord Braska. You have the look of your father.
    Yuna: My father? You knew him?
    Isaaru: No, I have never met the man. Ah, my apologies. (Yevon bow) I am Isaaru. I am a summoner, like you.
    Pacce: I'm Pacce. Pleased to meet you.
    Maroda: And I'm Maroda. I'm guarding my big brother here.
    Isaaru: Since I was a child, I've always looked up to Lord Braska. I wished I would someday become a high summoner like he was.
    Isaaru: You must have some of your father's talent in you! I believe you might someday defeat Sin.

    Yuna: I...I'm not really...I've only just become a summoner.
    Isaaru: (Smiles) Of course, I've no intention of losing, either. So perhaps we should race to see who can defeat Sin first, no?
    Yuna: Very well, then. I accept your challenge.
    Maroda: Isaaru!
    Isaaru: Yuna, I beg your leave. Good luck, to both of us!

    Yuna: Yes.
    If Tidus talks to Isaaru's party before climbing stairs to Cloister of Trials...
    Maroda: Our itinerary just keeps slipping. We should be climbing the slopes of Mt. Gagazet by now.
     ¬I keep telling 'im, the more time we waste, the farther we'll fall behind the other summoners.

    Isaaru: Now, we go to Kilika. From there we take the ferry, perhaps as far as Besaid.
     ¬I hear Operation Mi'ihen did not go well...
     ¬We summoners must do our part, before another fool plan wastes more lives.

    Pacce: (Hopping to look at statue) Awww, it's so pretty...
     ¬What? What? Whatcha all talkin' 'bout?
    Djose Temple, Nuns Quarters (lefthand room)
    Slumped Crusader: My chocobo... Oh, chocobo...
     ¬Kweh... Kweh...
     ¬Sing again for me... Kweh... Kweh...

    Crumpled Crusader: Rest in peace.

    Crusader standing by bed of another (unresponsive): The captain saved my life and got hurt. I'm so worthless.

    Young Crusader with red hat: Busy busy.

    Nun: Yevon's blessing has saved many Crusaders from Sin's onslaught. Yes, they have disobeyed the teachings, but we cannot turn our backs on them.

    Monk: Oh, my... We are out of funeral shrouds.
     ¬All I have to offer are my prayers.
    Djose Temple, Monks Quarters (righthand room)
    [Two crusaders stand by bed of third]
    Crusader1: You were the best, Captain! We'll never forget you!

    Crusader2: Captain, please! Wake up!

    Short priest reading scripture: This is the Temple of Yevon-Djose. It is famous for its association with Lord Mi'ihen, founder of the Crusaders. Had he witnessed this dreadful sight... Oh, I could just imagine his grief.

    Tall priest bustling about: We're all out of healing potions. Even so, more wounded men are being brought here.
    [Tidus starts to climb stairs to Cloister of Trials]
    Isaaru: Hey, you.
    Tidus: Me?
    Isaaru: You are Yuna's guardian, no? Maroda's heard a curious rumor. I thought you should know.
    Maroda: I heard it from those Crusaders. Seems that summoners have been going out on pilgrimage and just...disappearing.
    Isaaru: It could just be the fiends got them...but not so many so quickly.
    Maroda: Sorry I don't know more, your back. Ain't much future for a guardian without a summoner, eh?
    Pacce: (Hopping) What? What? Whatcha all talkin' 'bout?
    Maroda: We're talking about doing your job as a guardian!
    Pacce: Hey, I'm doing good! Right, big brother?
    Isaaru: (Smiles and nods, then addresses T.) Please, be careful.

    Tidus: Will do!
    Isaaru: Pacce!
    Pacce: Oh... what?
    Isaaru: We're leaving!
    Pacce: Be right there! (To Tidus) See ya!

    Monk at top of steps: The Cloister of Trials lies within. Are you prepared? [Yes. | No.]
    Cloister of Trials
    Wakka: All right! Guardians, at attention!
    Yuna: We are ready.
    Wakka: All right... Let's do it!
    [Solve Cloister of Trials]
    Djose Temple -- Antechamber
    Auron: Stop pacing around. Be calm, and wait.

    Wakka: We wait here.

    Lulu: You should try to settle down. Yuna will be blamed if anything happens.
     ¬Now we wait. This is also a guardian's duty.
    [Enter Dona and Barthello.]
    Dona: Well, well. You again. Still travelling around with quite the crowd, I see.
    Barthello: (Walks up to Auron)
    Dona: What is it, Barthello? You know this riffraff?
    Barthello: You are...Auron, no?

    Auron: What of it?
    Barthello: Can...I shake your hand? Auron--no, Sir Auron. You're the reason I became a guardian!
    Auron: (Chuckles, offers hand.)
    Barthello: Thank you, sir! This means so much to me!
    Wakka: Calling the personal guardian to Lord Braska riffraff?
    Lulu: And you call yourself a summoner? (strategic thunderclap)
    Tidus: Yeesh.
    Dona: Barthello, enough! Get back here!
    Tidus: Hang in there, buddy, eh?
    While Yuna's in Chamber of Fayth...
    Barthello: I swear, I'll never wash this hand again!
    Dona: Please! Touch me with that hand and I'll remove it!

    Barthello: I met Sir Auron! THE Sir Auron!

    Dona: How much longer? She sure is taking her sweet time.
     ¬We've got places to go. We can't be kept waiting like this.
    After Dona and Barthello arrive...
    Wakka: Quite the show, ya? Not so good on the heart, though.
     ¬Not all summoners are like Yuna, I guess.

    Kimahri: Pick spot. Shut up. Wait.
     ¬You grow stronger, but are still a pup.
    [Yuna staggers out; Kimahri catches her.]
    Dona: You owe much to your father. All these guardians...and Sir Auron too? And I hear Maester Seymour's quite taken with you. The world must look different when you're the daughter of Lord Braska.
    Yuna: This has nothing to do with my father! I am travelling on my own, as a full-fledged summoner!
    Dona: Oh, is that so? Then try standing on your own two legs for once. Your guardians won't be able to protect you when the time comes.
    Wakka: (Facepalm)
    Chapter 6: The Moonflow
    Temple of Yevon-Djose
    [Tidus steps out of inn the next morning]
    Outside Djose Temple
    Lulu: No matter how dark the night, morning always comes. And our journey begins anew.

    Auron: Get ready for the journey ahead.

    Kimahri: Dona has left. Isaaru, too.

    Wakka: We're leavin' once Yuna gets here.
    Inside Temple
    If Gatta survived...
    Gatta: I'm going back to Besaid. With Luzzu gone...
    Tidus: Yeah. It'd be hard fighting alone, wouldn't it?
    Gatta: Most of the other Crusaders have already left. I'll go soon.
     ¬I heard you're leaving too. Good luck. I hope we meet again someday.
    If Luzzu survived...
    Luzzu: I suppose this is farewell, then.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Luzzu: I'm leaving...back to Besaid. I can't stay here eating the temple's bread forever. I'm one of the only Crusaders still here.

     ¬Luzzu: You're leaving, I hear. Farewell, I hope we meet again.
    Monk at door to Cloister of Trials: The path to the Trials has been sealed. Please proceed to the next temple.

    Innkeeper: This inn belongs to Djose Temple. Will you be staying with us for the night? [ Rest a bit. | Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Leave. ]
    Short priest in righthand chamber: It is a quiet morning. Many Crusaders departed for the Farplane last night.

    Tall priest in righthand chamber: Lady Yuna performed the sending all night. I imagine it must have been quite hard on such a young summoner.
     ¬I solemnly pray Lady Yuna will become a wonderful summoner. Please take care of her.

    Slumped Crusader in lefthand chamber: Kweh...
    Nuns' Chamber
    Nun by Yuna's bed: She was working until dawn. Healing the wounded, sending the fallen.
    Tidus: Okay... I guess I'll just let her sleep for now, then.
    Yuna: (Sighs and wakes up)
    Tidus: Ah! Morning!
    Yuna: What? Morning?
    Tidus: Don't worry!
    Yuna: But it's morning!
    Yuna: (Flustered) I'm so sorry! I-I'll get ready right away! Just a moment!
    Tidus: Don't worry! It's okay!
    [Tidus leaves her bustling. Yuna comes outside shortly.]
    Outside Djose Temple
    Wakka: Yo! Sleepyhead!
    Yuna: Sorry! I'm so sorry! (Deep Japanese bow to Auron) Please forgive me.
    Lulu: Really, there's no rush...Here, your hair.
    Wakka: A summoner with bed hair! What's the world comin' to?
    Yuna: You could've woken me up!
    Lulu: Ah... we called to you, but with all that snoring...
    Yuna: Mmm...what is it today? Everyone's picking on me!
    [All chuckle]
    Yuna: Oh! You too, Sir Auron?
    Auron: Once Lady Yuna fixes her hair, we leave!
    [More laughter]
    Narrative: I hadn't really laughed like that in a long time. It was only later that I realized... The only one really laughing then...was me. Laughing must have been the only thing keeping them going.
    After Yuna joins guardians outside...
    Inside temple lefthand chamber, priestess is now sacked out on Yuna's bed: Zzzz...
    Bridge to Djose Temple
    Crusader in green: The Crusaders have fallen apart, so I'm going to help out with guard duty here at the temple for a while. It's the least I can do to repay them for taking us in.
     ¬Maybe I should quit the Crusaders and become a warrior monk.

    Crusader in purple: You can't defeat Sin with machina. The summoners are our only hope. Yevon's teachings are the way. The Crusaders were fools for defying them.
    Here, take this. I don't need it anymore. ~Halberd
     ¬We should live according to the teachings. I learned that the hard way.

    Monk: The Crusaders deeply regret their actions. I believe it's time to put the past behind us and forgive them. Yevon shall forgive those who seek redemption.
    Should you need a place to recuperate, please return. You are always welcome here. ~Hi-Potion
     ¬I believe the wounded soldiers will find solace in our prayers.

    Crusader in red,white,blue (Kyou): I beat myself up all night for taking part in that disastrous operation. Then a monk told me that if I had time for remorse, I should spend it praying. He's right. It's my duty to pray for my departed men.
    The monk gave me this, but I think you should have it. ~Potions
     ¬I will pray for all my lost comrades.
    On Bridge to Djose Highroad
    Lucil: Off so early? (Yevon bow) Lady Yuna, you must be exhausted after working so hard last night. Will you be okay?
    Yuna: (Slightly deeper bow) I feel that I have rested enough. But, thank you for your kindness! Will you be leaving too?
    Lucil: (Salute) Yes, first we cross the Moonflow, and then we head north in search of chocobos to replace those we have lost.
    Elma: Once we find chocobos, our Mounted Forces will ride again!

    Tidus: Huh? Aren't you missing someone?
    Clasko: (Running from temple) Captain! Waaaaait for meee!
    Elma: What took you so long? We're leaving!
    Clasko: You (pant, pant) expect me to keep up with a chocobo!?
    Lucil: (Shakes head, then salutes again) Lady Yuna, I wish you good fortune. Elma! Clasko! Let's go!
    Elma: Ma'am!
    Clasko: Eh!? C-Can't I just rest a sec...?
    Elma: No complaints!
    [They run off]
    Fork to Moonflow
    Tidus: Where to next?
    Lulu: We cross the Moonflow.
    Tidus: Gotcha! Moonflow, baby, here we come!
    MAJOR BACKTRACK: All Spira is abuzz with gossip about Operation Mi'ihen...
    Djose Highroad
    Crusader in purple just south of fork: Sin's attack has aggravated the fiends. I advise against going to Luca.

    Crusader in red, white, blue at south end: Supposedly, the warrior monks and the Guado will guard the Highroad now. Pretty soon they won't need the Crusaders around here at all.

    Man in blue vest by wreckage of Operation Mi'ihen: Stupid Al Bhed! Leaving their junk behind. We can't get our cart through because this thing's in the way. Now we have to carry everything.
     ¬How could they leave that crap in the middle of the Highroad!

    Monk on beach: I'm offering prayers for all the soldiers who lost their lives in that futile operation. How they must be lamenting on the Farplane now for renouncing the precepts...
     ¬So many youths have died, all because of that Al Bhed machina. It's heartbreaking.
    Mushroom Rock Road
    Crusader on lift to Command Center: You're out of luck. It's not workin' anymore. Stop relyin' on machina. Use your feet a little.

    Robed Guado at s. end of Mushroom Rock Road: The warrior monks and the Guado have joined forces to guard the Highroad. Normally, it is the Crusaders' duty. Maesters Maester [sic] Kinoc and Seymour consider the people's safety above all.
     ¬The Crusaders have done their duty. From now on, the warrior monks and the Guado will protect Spira.

    Warrior monk just s. of Mushroom Rock Road: I'm just a measly sentry now that the Crusaders failed. Why do I have to suffer for what those faithless morons did?
     ¬The Guado are pretty brusque, but they make reliable comrades.
    Mi'ihen Highroad
    Warrior monk at north gate of Mi'ihen Highroad: We are securing the Highroad under Maester Kinoc's orders.

    Man in blue and white near cages outside gate: All this stuff here, the Crusaders left behind. They all ran away in a hurry.
     ¬They caged a sinspawn in this! Damn fools.

    Warrior monk officer (gold) near Chocobo rental agent: Those Al Bhed have no shame. They came all the way down here to make money. They have some nerve showin' up here. It's their fault the operation failed.
     ¬Sooner or later, we warrior monks will crush the Al Bhed.

    Rental agent: Do you want to ride a chocobo? [Let me ride one! | I'll walk. | How do you ride a chocobo? ]

    Crusader in green down on Old Highroad where Djose Knights' chocobos were coralled: We trained here before the operation. Back then, we believed we would win. We were green as grass.
     ¬My chocobo was killed, too. We'd fought so many battles together.

    Man in blue vest on new Mi'ihen Highroad: The road's finally opened, so I'm planning on heading north. Actually, I'm kinda scared about going. A lot of people died there.
     ¬I'll bet the dead soldiers became fiends, and are creeping around.
    Mi'ihen Highroad Travel Agency
    Crusader in red, white, blue: A fellow Crusader and I promised to meet here after the operation and have some drinks.
     ¬That guy always keeps his promises. I'm not leaving here until he comes.

    Crusader in gold and rust: I know what happened to his friend, but I...I just can't tell him.

    Warrior monk officer (orange and red) on ocean overlook: We're keeping an eye on the Al Bhed so they don't take advantage of the people.

    Al Bhed woman (Red skin-tight outfit) on overlook: Some harsh words have been directed at us Al Bhed lately. They say it is our fault that the operation failed.
     ¬I am used to being hated, but I do not feel like working anymore.
     ¬I am fed up of working with morons.
    Mi'ihen Highroad
    Woman in purple near billboard: A bunch of wounded Crusaders passed by moments ago. They were all hanging their heads, crestfallen. It was too painful to watch.
     ¬Cruel punishment for defying the teachings... Too cruel, I'd say.

    Man in blue vest: Just the other day the Crusaders marched through here. Sure is quiet now.
     ¬I suppose only a summoner can defeat Sin. The teachings are right after all.

    Barechested man in shorts: I thought about joining the Crusaders, but maybe I should join the warrior monks instead.

    Old man: A quiet, beautiful day, eh?
     ¬I don't scare much anymore. Must be my age.
     ¬If Sin happens to show up, so be it. I'll just pray as the teachings tell me, and go straight to the Farplane.

    Warrior monk in orange: Fiends stalk the area, but people just stroll through anyway. It doesn't make our job any easier.
     ¬Don't stray off the road. Make our job a little easier.

    Little boy (the same one whose ball Tidus kicked): A warrior monk got mad at me. He said I can't play anymore, because there are fiends here.
     ¬I heard so much noise during the operation. Was that the sound of machina?

    Woman in green skirt (Calli's mom?): The warrior monks are real stiffs, really unapproachable. But I am grateful to them for guarding the Highroad.

    Guado on southern stretch of Highroad: Please rest assured. On Guado's honor, we will guard the Highroad.

    Portly man beside statue: This is a statue of Lord Mi'ihen, who founded the Crusaders several hundred years ago. Lord Mi'ihen passed along this very road on his way to St. Bevelle. Ever since then, this road has been known as Mi'ihen Highroad.
     ¬Lord Mi'ihen faithfully followed the teachings, unlike the Crusaders these days.

    Man in green and brown at south end of Mi'ihen Highroad: I hear the ferry's back in service.

    Nun at south end of Highroad: We should never forget the folly of Operation Mi'ihen. Such a tragedy must never happen again.
     ¬The operation's failure should prove a good lesson to those who shun the teachings.

    Balcony Overlooking Luca
    [There's a dog and cat at the base of the stairs facing north.]
    Man in green and brown: Their owner's a Crusader and he hasn't returned yet...
     ¬They haven't eaten at all. They're waiting for their master to come home and feed them.

    Pacing warrior monk: I hope the surviving Crusaders rest well and recover quickly.

    Warrior monk on staircase into Luca: The warrior monks will defend Luca and keep the stadium secure. You can count on it.
    Square in front of Luca Cafe
    Female warrior monk patrolling square: Luca men aren't my type. They have to be more manly.

    Man in green and white: I asked a warrior monk out to the cafe, but she called me a spoony bard! Unbelievable!

    Luca guard in brown uniform: They say there are lots of guys who quit the Crusaders and try to become blitzball players.

    Opportunistic woman in green: I'm thinking of a new business that'll cater to warrior monks. I wonder what they like?

    Chunky guy in green outside cafe: Luca's so quiet now with all the blitz fans gone home.

    Woman in pom-pom hat: I'm all for the Crusaders and the Al Bhed. Heck, even the stadium uses machina!

    Barechested guy in white pants: I saw the Luca Goers were at dock number 3. Man, those guys were something else!

    Guado teenaged girl: My brother is very strong. That's why Maester Seymour depends on him.

    Woman in purple by cart: It's a pity about the Crusaders. They were all such devoted fighters.

    Woman in orange tunic: With all these warrior monks, it feels more like they're occupying Luca than defending it.

    Little girl with balloon: I feel sorry for the Crusaders. Everyone is so gloomy.

    Girl's mother on bench: What if the Crusaders just angered Sin? What will we do then?

    Girl's father on bench (Jumal): The ship at dock number 3 brought lots of warrior monks to Luca. I feel much safer now.

    Woman in green skirt: With only the Crusaders and the Al Bhed helping, no wonder we lost. Where were the Ronso, or the Guado?

    Man in blue vest: Only a few have returned alive. It's the worst defeat in Crusader history.

    Seated Luca guard: The warrior monks seem stronger than the Crusaders. I hope they'll protect us from now on.
    In Luca Cafe
    Beaky guy in purple: Seems that summoners are disappearing from all over Spira, huh?

    Guy in khaki: You think you can have just one more drink. Just one more. But as long as you think that way, you can never quit.

    Crusader and warrior monk at bar: With Operation Mi'ihen a failure, it's over for the Crusaders...
    -Then do you wanna become a warrior monk? I'll introduce you to our leader.
    -What? We disobeyed the teachings, but it's still okay?
    -Hey, we all help each other out in a time of need, right?

    ¬Crusader: It may actually be nice to quit the Crusaders and join the warrior monks.

    ¬Warrior monk: The Crusaders and warrior monks share a common desire to protect the people.

    Woman in blue: There are warrior monks everywhere you look. I think it's an occupation!

    Luca guard: So shall we start a blitzball tournament to console the defeated Crusaders?

    Shuu (girl in red): It may take awhile for the Crusaders to recover. I wonder what they're going to do now.
    Causeway to Luca Stadium
    Woman on mainland side: I knew the Crusaders wouldn't win.

    Portly man with her: We can finally make it back to Kilika, now that the ferries are running again.

    Reporter: As you all know, Operation Mi'ihen ended in utter failure. With the Crusaders annihilated, the warrior monks and the Guado have been assigned to take up security posts in various locales. This dispatch was ordered by Maester Kinoc and Maester Seymour as they... H-Hey! Would you stop interrupting my broadcast? You get enough attention already!
     ¬The mysterious disappearance of the summoners may somehow be connected to the Al Bhe... Ahh! Just let me do my job!

    Cameraman: Stop bothering us! You've already proven your point at the tournament!

    Man in brown overalls: The warrior monks came in as reinforcements soon after the Crusaders were defeated. It was as if they knew the operation would fail.

    Man in gold tunic on bench: I pray that the fallen Crusaders may rest peacefully on the Farplane.

    Man in yellow and green: We'll be okay as long as the warrior monks protect us.

    Woman in green skirt seated on circular bench: Even if the Crusaders are wiped out, the warrior monks will protect us.

    Woman in yellow and blue talking to her: During the battle, we could hear the roaring of the guns all the way to Luca...

    Monk: I shall remain in Luca for a while and spread the word of Yevon among the citizens.

    Nun who fussed about her clothes earlier: The Crusaders defied the precepts and failed. They should disband for their own good.

    Barechested man in shorts: The Aurochs are a completely new team! They finally have some offense because of you!

    Little beaky guy in red: The warrior monks want it all! They're asking for VIP seats in the stadium now. Who do they think they are, anyway?
     ¬The warrior monks better watch their step. What goes around comes around!

    Fancy woman in blue: I think the fiend incident was the Al Bhed's doing. They're always up to no good.

    Kilika fan in white pants: The Kilika Beasts went back home. I hope they win next year.

    Mother looking for her son earlier: It's too bad about the Crusaders... I thought for sure their plan would work.

    Man in blue vest: Why use machina, when we have summoners?

    Male and female warrior monks on stadium end of causeway (second one may be female):
    What do you say we ditch guard duty and go have some fun?
    H-How can you propose such a thing? As warriors of Yevon, we have duties to uphold?
    Hmph! That's the problem with you temple types. You're too square!
     ¬But, you serve the temple, too.
    We're in sunny Luca now, so you should all just loosen up!
    Bridge to Sphere Theater
    Retired sailor on curb (Zalitz): Sin attacks unexpectedly. I'm through with life at sea.

    Macho sailor: The Crusaders were humiliated. They defied the precepts for their operation, and it blew up in their faces.

    Little girl in nun's habit: I asked a monk to buy me a sphere, but he said that we have no need for such luxuries.
    Sphere Theater Entryway
    [Little crusader is still standing by sphere monitor; Warrior monk stands where adult Crusader used to be.]
    Little Crusader: You should check the sphere monitor before you set out. You'll find useful information in there.

    Warrior monk: I admire that young Crusader's dedication. I must recruit him into the warrior monks.
    In Front of Stadium
    Man in blue and white: Looks like that last machina attack sent Sin back to the sea for now. Let's hope we get some peace and quiet for a while.

    Warrior monk in gold: Please report any suspicious activity to me immediately!

    Roving Luca guard (gray): The temple has dispatched their warrior monks to guard the stadium. I am thankful, indeed.

    Roving Luca guard (blue): The warrior monks are helping us out, so guard duty's not as bad as before.

    Al Bhed woman (Nhadala): I really enjoyed your awesome moves! I hope I get to see you play more often.

    Al Bhed in brown vest: The warrior monks are planning to guard the ferries. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

    Lady behind ticket counter: Hi! Welcome to the blitzball reception. [Register to play | Leave]

    Warrior monk on bench where Crusader used to sit: We are protecting Luca under Maester Kinoc's orders. You should all be grateful!

    Warrior monk on bench where Crusader used to sit: So many Crusaders have died and yet people are watching blitzball? This city is heartless.

    Female warrior monk: The captain's making me work so that he can go see the game!

    Pom-pom hat lady: No one knows who unleashed the fiends into the stadium.

    Man in bright red vest: We have resumed ferry operation. We're as busy as ever.

    Luca guard left of stadium steps (Biggs): The stadium is now open. You may enter freely.

    Luca guard right of stadium steps (Wedge): Even now that the tournament's over, the stadium is always jam-packed. That's Luca for you.
    Luca Stadium Stands
    Blue-haired female Ronso: Only the Guado and the warrior monks are guarding the streets. Why aren't they asking the Ronso for help?

    White-haired female Ronso: I hope watching the games will ease the Crusaders' pain over their dreadful defeat.

    Guy in purple: I heard Maester Seymour helped kill off some sinspawn at Operation Mi'ihen.

    Roving Luca guard: Since games are played every day, the guards are always on duty.

    Righthand Luca guard at railing: I don't want the warrior monks stationed inside the stadium. They're too uptight.

    Lefthand Luca guard at railing: There hasn't been any major incident since the fiend attack. Just kids who get lost in the stadium now and then.

    Man in green: Incompetent guardians! That's why so many summoners are vanishing, I tell you.
    Aurochs Locker Room
    Keepa: Lord Braska visited Besaid ten years ago. He had an amusing guardian with him.

    Botta: We're gonna keep at it, even if Wakka retires!

    Datto: Don't worry 'bout the Aurochs. We're all in high spirits.

    Letty: So Operation Mi'ihen failed. Reminds me of when Chappu died.

    Jassu: So you are Yuna's guardian, too? Lulu's pretty strict, ya?
    Luca dock number 1
    Sailor in blue: The ferries that run to Kilika and Besaid have resumed operation. It's gonna get busy!

    Roving Luca guard: I feel a lot safer, now that the warrior monks are keeping a watchful eye on us.

    Warrior monk: Luca is such a strange place. The Al Bhed are walking around freely.

    Ship captain: Even though the sea is close by, I still miss being out on the vast ocean.

    Al Bhed in gas mask (Nedus): Many Al Bhed lost their lives in the operation.
    Luca dock number 2
    [The following three are probably the obsessed fans that were outside the Goers locker room earlier]
    Old woman: My granddaughter wants to be a sailor when she grows up. What a dreadful thought!

    Little girl: Big boats, small boats, gotta love 'em all!

    Little boy: Take it easy, sis! You're too obsessed with ships.

    Luca guard stationed at dock 2: The ferry docked here is headed for Kilika Port.

    Warrior monk stationed at dock 2: Warrior monks are not tour guides! Don't bother us with your small talk.

    Second warrior monk: We're standing guard to keep any suspicious characters from boarding.

    Bustling female sailor: Come on, move it! The ship's clearing out soon!

    Sailor w/blue cap: This ferry will take you to Kilika. Would you like to board?
    Luca dock number 3
    Raudy (Luca Goers): I hear the Crusaders failed miserably. As expected.

    Abus (Luca Goers): I'm grateful that the warrior monks are here to protect Luca, but aren't there a few too many?

    Bickson (Luca Goers): The Goers must always dominate. After all, our fans demand nothing less!

    Graav (Luca Goers): Instead of wasting so much time strolling around, why not work on your game?

    Balgerda (Luca Goers): So many warrior monks watch the games. Have they no sense of duty?

    Doram (Luca Goers): You're a guardian now, right? Are you still going to blitz?

    Warrior monk by Bevelle ship: Hey, hey, hey! You can't board a military vessel without permission!

    Lefthand warrior monk: I'm really glad I got assigned to Luca. I can catch the game on my day off.

    Righthand warrior monk: Maester Kinoc sent us here to protect Luca!
    Luca dock number 4
    Nun: Everybody loves blitz! Even the warrior monks love it!

    Little girl in nun's habit: I'm still in training, so I'm watching the game on the sphere.

    Warrior monk in gold: Look at the size of those Ronso! The fact that I'm supposed to be guarding them is pretty funny, don't you think?

    Female sailor in striped pants: The port is full of excitement, too! We've gotta beat Sin! We've just got to!

    Gazna Ronso (Fang): Ronso home on mighty Mt. Gagazet. Our mountain protects sacred ruins of Zanarkand.

    Argai Ronso (Fang): Ronso are pious race. But still, we respect Crusaders' courage.

    Basik Ronso (Fang): The Ronso Fangs grow stronger each day. One day, we will beat the Luca Goers.

    Nuvy Ronso (Fang): Ronso Fangs want to play more teams to hone blitz skills.

    Zamzi Ronso (Fang): When warrior monks protect stadium, fiends have no chance of breaking in.

    Irga Ronso (Fang): Machina cannot defeat Sin. Spira history is proof.
    Luca dock number 5
    Warrior monk: Cargo is scattered all over the place! I can't bear to look at this mess!

    Man in yellow, blue and green: I can finally do business in other locales, now that the ferries are operating.

    Roving Luca guard in brown: With so many warrior monks here, I don't know whether to feel safe or threatened.

    Roving Luca guard in blue: If you ever need assistance, just ask us.

    Zev Ronso (Fang): Al Bhed ships leave Luca. No one knows where they go.

    Luca-Kilika Ferry
    Deck of the S.S. Winno
    Woman on top deck (not the huffy one): I'm doing a study on the animals of Spira.
     ¬The birds flying around here are Lesser Spira Gulls. Lesser Gulls are gentler than Greater Gulls. You can tell by the way they fly.
     ¬I wonder how many of them are flying around this ship? I'm curious.
     ¬You've counted the number of seagulls around the ship?
    ¬You say you want to help me again? Thanks, I'll let you know if I need any.

    Woman sitting on rear deck: Don't what he says literally.
     ¬He tries to sleep on my lap whenever he gets a chance. It's starting to hurt my legs.

    Man with head in her lap: The sun feels great out here.
     ¬Oh, kicking back and loafing around are the greatest luxuries you can have.
     ¬You know, it's when I'm just lying here like this that I realize how wonderful life is.

    Man propped against wall: Both Liki and Winno were...urp. L-Let's...ugh...continue this later.
     ¬They're not as high summoners, but...ugh...later!
     ¬Did you know...that both were...names of great monks...? Th-That's all...
     ¬G-Give me..a break... Even my trivia...won't help me...right now...

    Man in prow with dog: So I told him right off the bat. That'd be cats. (Woof from dog) You understand, don't you?
     ¬You're the only one that'll listen to me...

    Young woman on forward railing: They say if you wish upon a Spira Gull, your wishes come true!

    Sailor in blue slumped against mast: It was a mistake to take work on the Winno just because it pays well.
     ¬Day and night, it's been work, work, work. Give me a break!
     ¬My gramps always said, a man can only work so much in a lifetime.
     ¬Gramps was a real hard worker, though.

    Sailor in white pants collapsed next to him: I was on watch duty all night long. Please let me get so sleep!
     ¬He's fallen asleep.

    Captain: We used to ferry a lot of Crusaders before Operation Mi'ihen... But only a few returned from the front. They've sustained severe casualties.
     ¬Let us pray that the souls of the fallen reach the Farplane.

    If the Aurochs won...
    Helmsman: I can't believe the Aurochs won! What kind of cheap tricks did they use?
     ¬The Aurochs just got lucky. They'd better enjoy it now, 'cause the Goers will crush 'em next year!
    If the Aurochs lost...
    Helmsman: Like I said before, you're no match for the Goers! Hahaha!
     ¬The Aurochs taking the championship? Yeah, right! We'll see a hundred Calms before that happens!

    Female sailor: Use the lower decks to sleep and rest. We'll get there by the time you wake up.
    Female sailor: Going to rest now? [Not yet. | Yes.]

    Kilika Island
    Female sailor beside gangway: Leave it to me! I'll take you anywhere you want to go. [To Besaid Island. | To Luca. | Forget it.]
     ¬Well, just let me know if you'd like a ride.

    Swimming blitzer (Vuroja): Well, we lost in the tournament...but no point dwelling on the past! Better to practice harder than to mope around!
     ¬Next time, I'll show 'em the Kilika spiit we've inherited from Lord Ohalland.

    Hammering blitzer (Larbeight): I tried to dismantle that wrecked ship over there and haul it away, but... She's so sturdy I couldn't get so much as a deck board off her! Hats off to that shipbuilder.
     ¬Reconstruction of the town is nearly complete. All that's left is to fix that road over there.

    Warrior monk patrolling: Just between us, these Kilika Island folks are crazy! Living this close to the sea is like asking Sin to attack.
     ¬The temple is fully supporting our restoration of Kilika.

    Guy sitting on crates (Tatts): The toxin's effect wore off. I remember my family now... Sin attacked, and my family, they...They all went to the Farplane. Heh, it was better to have forgotten everything.
     ¬The next time Sin comes around, I want to go to the Farplane, too.

    Old man outside near inn: I pray each day for a future where my grandchildren can sleep in peace.
     ¬Well, look at the time. I'd better be on my way to pray at the temple. (Walks off)
     ¬Well, now, I forgot what I was up to. (Walks back)

    Barechested guy doing lunges outside inn: This walkway's not as sturdy as she used to be. But hey, no one's fallen through yet!

    Woman in white looking out to sea: We're nearly done repairing the damage from Sin's attacks. Folk seem to be in good spirits these days, but... Take a closer look at them. They're watching the sea, they are, and there's terror in their eyes.
     ¬The village may have recovered, but people's hearts are still heavy.

    Man in green and white hammering by Isken's hut: Well, the Crusaders' operation ended in failure. I knew it would. Sin attacked our homes! We know its horror all too well. The sooner we accept our fate, the sooner we can get on with our lives.
     ¬What were the Crusaders trying to prove? I just don't get it.
    Kulukan's Pub
    Crusader slumped against bar: What? Here to laugh at me again? Fine! Go ahead! Laugh at all the Crusaders, why don't you! Yevon knows we deserve it-- thinking that we would beat Sin, that we were better than the summoners! That's why...that's why everyone died, damn it.
     ¬Forget about it. Just leave me alone!

    Kulukan: He's been like that ever since he returned from Operation Mi'ihen.
     ¬I want to practice for the upcoming tournament, but I've been so busy that I haven't had any time.

    Kulukan's little sister: My sister's the greatest. She plays blitzball and works at the same time.
    Kilika Inn
    Little boy running around: I'm gonna be a blitzball when I grow up!

    Old man: Repairs to the village are going well, but it'll take more than wood to repair the hearts of the people. The young'uns are all packing up and leaving the island.
     ¬I ain't leaving my home. Nope. Never, I tell you.

    Innkeeper: We're still cleaning up here.
    Isken's Hut
    Woman in blue: The Kilika Beasts didn't win, but that's okay. I'm just happy that he's back to normal now.

    Isken (blitzer): I let down my team because of the toxin...But I'm okay now. I'd better start practicing again.
     ¬I let my teammates down, so this time I gotta work twice as hard to make up for it.
    Kilika Temple Forecourt
    Man in yellow and blue: I hear Sin has gone far away. My prayers were answered.

    Old man: I recognize your face, sonny. You were here praying for victory, right?

    Monk with hat: I still have terrible nightmares of Sin attacking our port. As a monk, I should be strong enough to confront my fears, but I cannot! I am so ashamed!

    Warrior monk patrolling: I have quit the Crusaders and have joined the warrior monks to protect the temple!
     ¬The warrior monk I respect most is Sir Auron, the legendary guardian of High Summoner Braska!

    Female crusader in red: When we were training in the forest, I was confident the operation would succeed. But looking back now, I've come to realize how foolish and naive we were. It was a mistake to go against precepts that have stood for a thousand years.
     ¬The Crusaders of Kilika will disband soon, and regroup as warrior monks.
    Kilika Temple Nuns' Chamber
    Little girl in nun's habit: What happened to the Crusaders? They all look so sad.

    Nun-in-training #2: I sang the Hymn to the monk, since he was feeling sad. He smiled and gave me a pat on the head.
    Kilika Temple Monks' Chamber
    Old priest in lefthand chamber: The temple must also bear responsibility for Operation Mi'ihen. If we had spent more time spreading the word of Yevon, the Crusaders may have thought twice about it.

    Younger priest in lefthand chamber: I was the captain of the Kilika Beasts in my youth. After Lord Ohalland took me under his wing, I followed the ways of Yevon.
    Kilika Temple, Great Hall
    Monk: The Kilika Beasts may have lost the tournament, but I believe their fighting spirit has given courage to the people of Spira.
     ¬The Besaid Aurochs have done well this year. Lord Ohalland must have been watching over them.

    Nizarut (blitzer): Yeah! Once we win the tournament next year, this will be my victory pose!

    Deim (female blitzer): He should stop wasting his time with all those poses, and devote more time to praying.

    Besaid-Kilika Ferry
    S.S. Liki
    Woman w/red headband: I brought these children along to teach them how to become merchants, but all they do is play!

    [The girl in red shorts and the boy with the green headband are running around and around the mast. ]
    -Hey! Stop that! Just watch what your big sis is doing and learn!

    Female sailor: Go ahead and rest down below. We'll be there by the time you wake up.
     ¬Going to rest now? [Not yet. | Yes.]

    Sailor in blue: Ever since Sin got to him, my partner has turned into a gutless wonder. He used to be so dependable, but now he just stares into the sea with terror in his eyes.
     ¬Sin's toxin probably got to him. I hope the cool sea breeze cures him soon...

    Guy with dog up front: The S.S. Liki is funded by Yevon. It doesn't cost a single Gil, even when I take my dogs on board with me.
     ¬Do you like dogs? I just adore them. Good boy, good boy.

    Teenaged girl in halter top staring at pair up front: I wonder if they're related?
    • I'd say they're related.
    • I think so too.
    • Looks like they're married.
    • Don't give me such nonsense.
    Old man leaning on railing up front: When I die, I want to have a grand sending to the Farplane. Hmm. I'll ask them to reserve the Luca Stadium for the ceremony.
     ¬I wouldn't mind a bevy of young maidens crying their hearts out for me, either.
     ¬Well, it'll probably be a long time before I'm sent to the Farplane, though.

    Lady with midriff-baring blue outfit next to him: My husband used to be a pro blitzer, and I was his goalie.
     ¬Whether in a tournament or in life, we're the best partners.

    Guy in shorts on top deck calling to hopping beastie: Hey, come down here.
     ¬What are you so happy about?
     ¬Oh, all right, all right. Happy, happy! Goody, goody!
     ¬Why are we all so quiet, all of a sudden?

    Barechested sailor on top deck (Guy who asked Yuna's permission to harpoon Sin): Hey, you. You were on the ship when Sin attacked us, right?
     ¬I've been afraid of the sea ever since then. I'm so afraid it'll come back I can't even concentrate on my work!
     ¬I should probably find a new job on land somewhere.
     ¬They put me on watch duty, since I can't handle my old post anymore.
     ¬Whenever I'm on watch, I keep thinking that Sin's gonna come back for us. I-I can't stop shaking. Oh, I'm so pathetic.

    Captain: It's a miracle this ship can still sail, after the stomping Sin gave her. But I fear some of my crew will never recover from the ordeal.
     ¬Let's hope that the great sea will ease the pain of a battered sailor.

    Helmsman: There was talk about warrior monks coming on board to guard the ship. But the captain declined the offer. We can take care of ourselves, he said.
     ¬If Sin can't sink this ship, nothing can! We're guaranteed a safe voyage.

    Besaid Island
    Besaid Beach/Dock
    Helmsman on gangplank: Haven't seen Sin in a long while. Perhaps the Crusaders have stopped it at last?
    If you try to pass him...
    We're headed for Kilika Island. All aboard! [Yeah, let's go! | Not just yet.]

    Crusader in green on end of dock: I got separated from Sir Luzzu and Gatta during the battle. They haven't come back yet. Where could they be?

    Woman in purple: A summoner arrived here just recently. He seemed to have disappeared. But where to, so quickly?
     ¬I believe his name was Lord Isaaru...yes, that's it.

    Little boy w/green headband: I have to keep watch! Sin could come any day!

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): When is Lady Yuna going to bring us the Calm?

    Another little boy w/green headband: I heard there's some foreigners around. Be on your guard!

    Note: This is the only place where twins appear in Besaid. I suspect it's a rare mistake, and one of them should be the boy in dark red who said he was born the day Braska, Jecht and Auron visited the island.
    Besaid Village Square
    Old woman: Do not disturb our prayers, heathen!
     ¬What? You? A guardian? The toxin's still got you, eh?

    (Gramps and other villagers have same comments about the tournament whether or not the Aurochs won...)
    Old man: Some wild youngsters are saying the Aurochs won after a 23-year losing streak! Yeah, well that'll be the day! Aurochs winning? Heh! Heheh!
     ¬Looks like you got over the toxin. Praise be to Yevon, eh?

    Daddy the fisherman: I know Sin's out there, but if I don't go out, my family won't eat.

    Priestess: The people of the island all pray for Lady Yuna's safety. (Yevon bow) I'm doing my part, too.
     ¬Word of Lady Yuna's achievements has reached this island, too.

    Woman in green skirt: A summoner named Lord Isaaru came to the village, but he left so soon.

    Girl with doggie: I can't believe Wakka's leaving the team. With you and Wakka there, the Aurochs would have the winning streak of the century!

    Sailor w/blue cap: I kinda got to liking this town. Maybe I'll be giving up seafaring.

    Portly Crusader: I can't believe Operation Mi'ihen was a failure. I just can't.

    Man in green and white (looking into jungle): Seems the fiends have increased with the Crusaders gone.

    Woman in purple: I've heard that the Crusaders who fought Sin were defeated! What terrible news! It's because they turned their backs on the teachings!
     ¬When those children calling themselves Crusaders come back, they're in for a scolding.

    Fabric salesman in purple coat: I heard you whooped 'em good at the tournament in Luca! Maybe the Aurochs' winning will be good for the weaving business, ya?
     ¬Heard the Crusaders got their butts kicked. They had it coming, if you ask me.

    Young weaver in shorts: I heard Kilika was attacked, ya? Wh-What if Besaid's next?
    Vilucha's House
    Little boy in green headband: A summoner came to this village not long ago. Now what was his name?

    Vilucha: I heard the Crusaders' operation failed. Maybe Luzzu and Gatta will repent and come home.

    Daddy the fisherman: The Aurochs put up a great fight this year. Wakka's the best, ya?
    Weavers Hut
    Fabric salesman: I'm sure impressed with the old man, ya? If Sin showed up, I bet he'd stare it in the eye and just keep on working!

    Old weaver: Even should Sin come tomorrow, life is the same today. We live and we work.

    Woman in green skirt: The Crusaders' operation failed as expected, because they used machina!

    Younger weaver at his loom: I'm so scared of Sin I can't think straight, but the old man will have my hide if I mess up.
    In Merchant's Hut...
    (If you haven't gotten new overdrive yet...)
    Girl with doggie (merchant's sister): Here, have this. This little feller found it. I can't figure out what it is either. You go ahead and take a look. ~Energy Blast for Valefor

     ¬Girl with doggie: I wonder if we'll get more customers now that the ferry's up and running again.

    Merchant: Welcome! [Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Leave.] Thank you! Come again!

    Sailor w/blue cap: Someone saw an Al Bhed ship near the island. Wonder what they're up to in these waters?

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): Another summoner came here by boat. He was a nice guy. But I like Lady Yuna much better!

    Little boy w/green headband: Looks like you got over the toxin, ya?
    Crusaders Lodge
    Crusader behind podium: Like to take a rest? Got to keep sharp, ya? [I'd like a nap. | Maybe later.]

    Portly Crusader: Just a bunch of empty beds without people to sleep in them.

    Little boy w/green headband: Sir Luzzu and the others aren't back. What could have happened?

    Man in green and white: Sir Luzzu and Gatta aren't back yet. What if they died in battle? Or maybe they're just so ashamed they don't want to come home.
    Besaid Temple, Great Hall
    Priest: You look better than you did yesterday. Has Sin's toxin weakened its grip?
    If Tidus tries to enter Cloister...
    Priest: The summoner undergoes the trials. We must not interfere.

    Priestess: I hear you've become a guardian! May you guard Lady Yuna well.

    Short priest in side room: Let us greet the Crusaders warmly when they arrive. Returning them to the true path is my duty as a follower of Yevon.
     ¬It appears the summoner's pilgrimage goes well! Very good, very good.

    Portly Crusader: I just pray everyone makes it back okay. Please.

    Sailor w/blue cap: One of my friends is on your ship. I'll pray for both of you.

    Woman in purple: I'm glad the ferry's on its way, but Sin will be back, he will.

    Daddy the fisherman: It may not be much help to Lady Yuna, but allow me to pray for you.

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): I'm sure Lady Yuna will have lots of stories when she gets back.

    Kid in dark red: Let Lady Yuna defeat Sin...Soon...

    Younger weaver in shorts: I bet me praying every day helped the Aurochs finally win, ya?

    Woman in white: It's the machina's fault that so many of our Crusaders died. So many lives wasted...and for what gain?
     ¬You should watch yourself. Never go against the teachings.

    PHEW, that's everyone in Spira we've met so far. Time to find that Shoopuf...
    The Road to the Moonflow
    Crusader lying just past fork from Highroad: It's not much of a wound... I should be able to go on...but I can't.
     ¬The mission fails. I can't even walk... What did I do to deserve this?

    Female Crusader standing beside him: We've always fought side by side. Now we go back home together.
     ¬We're leaving the Crusaders. Why fight? We know we can't win.

    Note: This pair shows up at the Moonflow South Warf pavillion later in the game... they sound a little more hopeful there.
    Shelinda: Good day, everyone. We can all learn a lesson from what has happened to the Crusaders. Only the truly faithful have a hope of defeating Sin.
     ¬I'm thinking of going to Guadosalam. I have not spoken with the Guado for some time.
    [Wantz stands between two Ronso. He runs off as party approaches.]
    Biran: Look! One of Kimahri's friends. Looks just like him.
    Tidus: What?
    Biran: Both follow summoners on all fours! Hornless goatlings!
    Yenke: Hornless! Hornless!
    [Both guffaw]
    Kimahri: You come to insult Kimahri?
    Biran: Wrong. We come to warn little Kimahri.
    Yenke: Summoners disappear. Never return.
    Biran: Next will be Kimahri's summoner.
    Yenke: Poor Kimahri! Lost his horn, next lose his summoner!
    Biran: Pitiful Kimahri! Howl alone! Howl alone!
    [Both guffaw, leave]
    Tidus: Do those two got something against you?
    Kimahri: (Shakes head)
    Tidus: What, they were just picking on you?
    Kimahri: Kimahri will deal with them.
    Tidus: And I'll help!
    Kimahri: Kimahri alone.
    Tidus: But...
    Kimahri: It's Kimahri's problem. We can't interfere; it's a rule.
    Lulu: I'm worried.
    Wakka: Let the Ronso deal with Ronso problems, ya? That's how it's always been.
    Lulu: I mean I'm worried about those summoners disappearing.
    Auron: They aren't just disappearing into thin air.
    Tidus: Hey, if we guardians do our problem, right?
    Wakka: Whoa!
    Lulu: Confident.
    Tidus: Yeah!
    [Further along, Belgemine's waiting beside road.]

    Belgemine: We meet again.
    Belgemine: I heard you took part in Operation Mi'ihen. You've seen that machina aren't the answer. In the end, only summoners can hope to defeat Sin.
    Yuna: You are right. I must train harder.
    Belgemine: I can help with that, if you like. I propose a contest of aeons. A friendly contest, of course.
    The Moonflow
    South Bank of Moonflow
    Party gathers to watch pyreflies rising from purple flowers in shallows.
    Tidus: Whoa!
    Lulu: This is the Moonflow.
    Tidus: (Whistles)
    Yuna: These are moonlilies! They say that clouds of pyreflies gather here when night falls.
    Lulu: The entire river glows, like a sea of stars.
    Tidus: (Awed) Really?
    Tidus: Hey, I got an idea!
    Auron: We're not waiting till nightfall.
    Tidus: Then, once we beat Sin, we're coming back!
    [Stony silence from everyone. They go back to watching. Eventually...]
    Wakka: Hey, we better hurry or we'll miss the shoopuf!
    Tidus: Shoopuf? That some kind of boat?
    Wakka: (Turns and points)

    Tidus: Whoa, what the...whoa!
    [Shoopuf lumbers by]
    Wakka: This is a shoopuf.
    Tidus: Whoa...Let's ride! Come on, let's go!
    Wakka: All right! We board soon as we're ready, ya?
    Moonflow South Wharf Pavillion
    The Djose Knights are arguing with a Hypello. Chocobo stands nearby.

    Driver: Noo, I don shink sho. Ish bad idea, yesh.
    Lucil: Please, we beg of you!
    Driver: Imposhibibble! Imposhibibble!
    Tidus: What's wrong?
    Elma: This guy won't let our chocobo on the shoopuf!
    Tidus: Ah. It is kinda big.
    Elma: It's just not fair!
    Clasko: Uh...He does have a point, though.
    Elma: So, what? We just leave him behind?
    Clasko: Hey, I didn't say that. Just...
    Lucil: (sigh) It is no good. We will have to find another way. We will find a ford where we can cross on foot.
    Elma: Yes, Captain, sir! (Salutes)
    Clasko: But...that'll take days!
    Lucil: Where there's a will, there's a way.
    Clasko: Oh, boy...
    Elma: That's our captain!
    [They run off]
    Narrative: Where there's a will, there's a way. Those words stayed with me. I wonder how Captain Lucil is doing.

    Maechen: Would you like to hear a bit about the wondrous shoopuf?

    O'aka: O'aka, at your service! [Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave.]
    Talking to folks near south wharf...
    Man in green and white outside pavillion: There's a long wait to ride the shoopuf since space is limited. But summoners get priority since they need to get on their way to Zanarkand.
     ¬Careful where you shop. This area is full of cunning merchants.

    Woman in pavillion (Looks like Shuu): I was going to return to Bevelle after the tournament in Luca...but the Crusaders blocked the roads and I couldn't get through.
     ¬My plans are ruined. Now what am I supposed to do?

    Merchant in pavillion: Welcome! You seem to have fine taste, sir! Listen, buy from me and you won't have any problems down the line. [Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave.] Thanks!

    Woman with red headband (appears after you leave and return): Well, hello there. Are you in luck today! If you buy something now, I'll give you a big discount! Well, what do you say? [Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave.] Aw, leaving already? Well, come back again, you hear?
    Shoopuf Loading Area, South Wharf
    Woman in purple: Riding the shoopuf is free because the temple pays for it.
     ¬The temple provides for the people. We are truly blessed.

    Female merchant in green: Need anything? [Got any armor? | Got any items? | Leave.] Feel free to stop by anytime.

    Hefty merchant: Hey, there. If you don't buy anything from me, you'll regret it. [Got any armor? | Got any items? | Leave.] Thanks!

    Hypello behind shoopuf: Dangerous when shoopuf's close. Wants to be shmooshed?
     ¬Don't touch shoopuf. Tailss will be shlapping!

    Warrior monk: There have been reports of Al Bhed sightings in this area. Stay alert and keep your guard up at all times!
     ¬The Al Bhed have green eyes with a swirl pattern. Report any sightings immediately!

    Old man on loading platform: You say our machina violate the teachings, eh? Nonsense!
     ¬These machina have Yevon's approval. Don't mix them up with the forbidden ones, got it?

    Driver: Ride ze shoopuf?
    Auron: Ten years ago...
    Tidus: (Groan) A history lesson?
    Auron: Jecht saw his first shoopuf here. Surprised, he drew his blade and struck it.
    Tidus: Why?
    Auron: He was drunk...Thought it was a fiend.
    Tidus: Oh, brother...
    Auron: We offered all the money we had as an apology. Jecht never drank again. But, it would seem that shoopuf still works here.
     ¬Even after ten years, Spira hasn't changed.
     ¬Truly... The place seems to resist change. It would take something unusual.
     ¬Don't let the peaceful scenery fool you. Be on guard at all times.
    span class="Y">Yuna: Shoopufs! I haven't ridden one in so long!
    Tidus: What? You've been on one of these?
    Yuna: Well, just once. Ten years ago, with Kimahri. Remember?
    Kimahri: Shoopuf shook. Yuna fall in water. Shoopuf scoop up Yuna with long nose. Yuna jump in three more times for fun. Kimahri worried.
    Yuna: (Apologetic) Whoops!
    Kimahri: Yuna had fun. Kimahri happy.

     ¬Kimahri: Biran is troublemaker, but Ronso do not lie. Summoners disappearing--that was not lie.
    Tidus: Right, I'll be careful.
     ¬Kimahri: (Sniff, sniff) Smells like oil.

     ¬Yuna: I lived in the city of Bevelle until ten years ago. I moved to Besaid after my father defeated Sin. Kimahri was with me the whole way!
    Tidus: Bevelle?
    Yuna: It's the biggest city in Spira! The main temple of Yevon is there.
     ¬Come on! Let's get on the shoopuf!
    Wakka: Let the driver know when you're ready.

    Lulu: Riding a shoopuf isn't THAT much fun.
    Wakka: How little you know! Some things little boys never grow out of!
    Wakka: (and Tidus) Right?
    Lulu: (Shakes head)

    Lulu: The merchants here are wily. Pick your shop well.
    Crossing the Moonflow
    Driver: Shoopuf launchin'!
    [Shoopuf slogs across the river. Yuna and friends in howda on top.]
    Wakka: Hey.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Wakka: Take a look. (nods towards water)
    Tidus: What?
    Tidus: Whoa! (Leans over railing so far he almost slips)
    [Glimpse of ruins underwater]
    Tidus: A sunken city!
    Wakka: A machina city-- a thousand years old! They built this city on top of bridges across the river.
    Lulu: But the weight of the city caused the bridges to collapse, and it all sank to the bottom.
    Wakka: Right. It's a good lesson.
    Tidus: A lesson?
    Wakka: Yeah. Why build a city over a river, ya?
    Tidus: Uh... Well, it would be convenient, with all that water there.
    Wakka: Nope, that's not why. They just wanted to prove they could defy the laws of nature!
    Tidus: Hmmm? I'm not so sure about that.
    Wakka: Yevon has taught us: When humans have power, they seek to use it. If you don't stop them, they go too far, ya?
    Tidus: Yeah, but don't you use machina too? Like the stadium and stuff, right?
    Lulu: Yevon, it decides... which machina we may use, and which we may not.
    Tidus: So what kind of machina may we not use, then?
    Wakka: Remember Operation Mi'ihen? That kind.
    Lulu: Or war will rage again.
    Tidus: War?
    Yuna: More than a thousand years ago... Mankind waged war using machina to kill!
    Wakka: They kept building more and more powerful machina.
    Lulu: They made weapons so powerful... It was thought they could destroy the entire world.
    Yuna: The people feared that Spira would be destroyed.
    Wakka: But the war did not stop!
    Tidus: Wh-What happened then?
    Yuna: Sin came, and it destroyed the cities and their machina.
    Lulu: The war ended... and our reward... was Sin.
    Wakka: So, Sin's our punishment for lettin' things get out of hand, eh?
    Tidus: Man, that's rough.
    Wakka: Yeah, it is.
    Tidus: But, it's not like the machina are bad.
    Lulu: Only as bad as their users.
    Wakka: It's because of people like the Al Bhed screwin' everything up!
    [Rumbling noise]
    Driver: Whatsh could thatsh be?
    [Everyone gets up to look over the sides]
    Auron: (To Yuna) Sit down!
    Yuna: S-Sorry!
    [Blond spikey-haired Al Bhed leaps aboard, nabs Yuna. She yelps.]
    Wakka: The Al Bhed!

    [Wakka and Tidus leap overboard]
    Wakka: Yuna, we'll save you!
    [Boss battle with machina to retrieve Yuna]

    Lulu: Are you hurt?
    Yuna: No, I'm fine.
    Wakka: Grrah! Those Al Bhed!
    Driver: Ish ebullibody okay?
    Yuna: I'm sorry! We're all okay now! (Stands and waves to him.)
    Auron: Yuna!
    Yuna: Oh! (Sits quickly and folds hands in lap)
    Driver: Shoopuf full shpeed aheads!
    Wakka: Damn the Al Bhed! What do they want from us? Could it have something to do with Luca? What are they after Yuna for? Wait! They're mad they lost the tournament! Or, wait! They're mad about Operation Mi'ihen!
    Lulu: I wonder... Didn't Kimahri's clansman say something... about summoners...disappearing?
    Wakka: Ah! So the Al Bhed are behind that! Those sand-blasted grease monkeys!
    Tidus: Hey, Wakka. It's no use complaining about the Al Bhed now, right? We'll protect Yuna from anyone, anywhere. It's that easy. That's all I need to know!
    Wakka: Well... I guess so.
    Lulu: You're right.
    Yuna: (Mouths) (Thank you.)
    North Wharf of Moonflow
    Auron: Guard Yuna.

    Kimahri: Kimahri fail as guardian on shoopuf. Kimahri never fail again.

    Wakka: Might be more Al Bhed! Keep watch, ya?

    Lulu: Looks like we're stuck here for a while.
    Pavillion, North Wharf
    Guado woman wearing hood: So that's Lady Yuna? Hmm... No wonder.
     ¬I can see why the Al Bhed would go after someone like Lady Yuna.

    Eavesdropping on folks gathered around Yuna
    -Lord Braska must be bursting with pride up on the Farplane at having such a fine daughter!
    -I heard the Al Bhed attacked you! Are you okay?
    -I hope to celebrate Lady Yuna's Calm while I'm still alive.
    -How about seeing Lord Braska in Guadosalam?
    -With a summoner like you at our side, we've no need to fear Sin!
    Shoopuf Loading Area, North Wharf
    Old man: Sin took my daughter, but I just saw her again for the first time in five years. That Guadosalam place was amazing.
     ¬I've seen my daughter, so I have no regrets. I'm ready for the Farplane anytime now.

    Shoopuf driver: Shoopuf shleeping. Wait until Shoopuf wake up?

    Warrior monk: Seems you destroyed the Al Bhed's machina. That's some dedication. You'll receive a blessing from Yevon. It'll be necessary to strengthen security so that the Al Bhed won't get their way anymore.
     ¬The Al Bhed hide their green eyes with goggles. They're known to resort to petty tricks like that.

    Woman in orange tunic: I thought I was lucky not run into any wily merchants on this side of the shore. But I ended up buying something from that man over there.
     ¬His goods are cheaper than the other merchants', but he seems kind of suspicious.
    O'aka: O'aka, at your service! [ Whatcha got? | Leave.]
    Start of Road to Guadosalam
    Miyu (Crusader on bench): Should I stay a Crusader, or follow a different path? I wanted to discuss this with someone on the Farplane, but maybe I shouldn't...
     ¬It's my future, so I need to make my own decisions.

    Older Guado woman: I sense that Lady Yuna was here. I can feel the warmth of the people. The descendant of a high summoner and loved by everyone...Yuna embodies perfection.
     ¬This is the situation at hand. You shall understand soon.

    Guado guard, green hair: Guadosalam is up ahead, but the path is infested with fiends. Make all necessary preparations before departing.
     ¬It is my duty to ensure the safety of visitors to Guadosalam.
    Road to Guadosalam
    [A little ways from the wharf, a figure lies in a heap next to the road...]
    Tidus: You're...not dead?
    FMV: Reunion
    [Rikku stands and strips off her wetsuit...with rather suggestive camera work. Then she pops off her goggles.]
    Rikku: Ah! I thought I was done for, back there.
    Tidus: Rikku! You're Rikku! Hey! You're okay! How you been?
    Rikku: Terrible!
    Tidus: Yeah, you don't look so good. What happened?
    Rikku: You beat me up, remember?
    Tidus: Oh! That machina... That was you?
    Rikku: Mm-hm. That really hurt, you know. You big meanie!
    Tidus: W-Wait! But you attacked us!
    Rikku: Nuh-uh. It's not exactly what you think.
    Wakka: Yo! Friend of yours?
    Tidus: Uh, you could say that.
    Rikku: Pleased to meet you! I'm Rikku!
    Tidus: Yuna, Lulu...I told you about her, remember? She was the one who helped me before I was washed up on Besaid! She's an Al Bhe...beh... (nervous laugh)
    Yuna, Lulu: Oh!
    Wakka: Wow, so you, like, owe her your life! What luck meeting here, ya? Praise be to Yevon!
    Rikku: (scratches cheek dubiously)
    Wakka: So, uh... Rikku... You look a little beat up! You okay?
    Lulu: Uh, Wakka...
    Wakka: Huh? What?
    Yuna: There's something we need to discuss.
    Wakka: Oh, go ahead.
    Rikku: Girls only! Boys please wait over there!
    Lulu: Right. Sorry, Wakka.
    Wakka: Huh? What? (Exasperated noise)

    [Gals step away for chat. When they return...]
    Yuna: Sir Auron...I would like Rikku to be my guardian.
    Auron: ( Strides over to Rikku) Show me your face. Look at me.
    Rikku: Oh, okay. (Eyes closed)
    Auron: Open your eyes.
    [She opens one. It's green with a dark swirl.]
    Auron: As I thought.
    Rikku: Um... No good?
    Auron: Are you certain?
    Rikku: A hundred percent! So, anyway... Can I?
    Auron: If Yuna wishes it.
    Yuna: Yes, I do.
    Wakka: Mmmph.
    Tidus: Rikku's a good girl. She helped me a bunch!
    Rikku: Mm-hm!
    Wakka: I'm for it! The more, the merrier!
    Rikku: Righto! Then I'll just have to be the merriest!
    Narrative: It was strange. Even though Wakka had always hated the Al Bhed...
    Rikku: Rikku, at your service!
    Narrative: He never realized Rikku was one of them.

    [Battle in the woods]
    Rikku: Oooh! A treasure chest! I wonder what's inside? (swipe) Ya-hoo!
    Rikku: You should know, I'm scary when I'm mad! I'm gonna use that item I just got on you! You'll be sorry!
    Wakka: Wh-what did you just do!?
    Tidus: That was great!
    Rikku: I can combine items and use them like this. It's not that tough, really.
    Moonflow North Wharf, Pavillion
    After Rikku joins party, the spectators who were surrounding Yuna scatter...

    Old woman outside pavillion: You know that machina that lifts you up to the shoopuf? I don't like it, I tell you. I don't care if it's been approved by the temple. Machina is machina. That's that.

    Old man in pavillion: I tell you, my wife was as pretty as Lady Yuna back in her day.

    Old woman in pavillion: I'll have great stories to tell about meeting Lady Yuna.

    Man in purple jacket in pavillion: Have you seen the Crusaders returning home? They look pathetic. And they were so confident the last time they passed through.

    Woman in green skirt in pavilion: I'm afraid I'll be attacked by Al Bhed if I travel alone.
    Chapter 7: Guadosalam and Thunder Plains
    Entry Area into Guadosalam
    [A stuffy Guado greets Yuna's party as they arrive]
    Tromell: We have been expecting you, Lady Yuna. Welcome to Guadosalam. This way, my lady. This way. (Reaches for her hand)
    Yuna: Uh, me?
    Wakka: Whoa, whoa, whoa! (Intercepts Tromell's hand)
    Tromell: Oh, I beg your pardon. I'm called Tromell Guado. I am in the direct servidce of our leader, the great Seymour Guado. Lord Seymour has very important business with Lady Yuna.
    Yuna: Business with me? Whatever could it be, I wonder?
    Tromell: Please, come inside the manor. All will be explained. Of course, your friends are also welcome.
    Rikku: Twist our arms why don't ya!
    Rikku: Ah, I almost forgot!
    [Customization Tutorlal]
    Rikku: What would you do without me?
    Guadosalam Inn
    Guado woman in purple: Thank you so much for destroying that Al Bhed contraption. Those heathens are despicable. I feel so relieved now.
     ¬If you see any more of those Al Bhed, you go right ahead and beat them up.

    Guado blitzer (Noy): We Guado help the warrior monks patrol the roads beyond. Why wouldn't we do all we can for the good of Spira?
     ¬Someday when the Crusaders regroup, we'll want them to help us, too.

    Innkeeper: The Guado welcome all guests. Would you like to rest here?
    Shelinda: Oh, how fare you, Sir Guardian? It seems that Maester Seymour has returned to Guadosalam. He's young, but he deserves our respect.
     ¬The maester is also the high priest of Macalania temple. So he administers both the temple and Guado affairs.
    I hope to get an audience with Maester Seymour, myself.

    Maechen: Care to hear about the Farplane or the pyreflies?  #172;Can't get enough? Like to hear it one more time? [No, thanks. | What about this Farplane? | Let's hear about these pyreflies.
    Guado Glories House
    Pah Guado (in corner): Say, you play for the Besaid Aurochs. You're Tidus, right? I saw you at the tournament. Let's blitz sometime.
     ¬Those fiends really made a mess. Some of my teammates were badly hurt.

    Zazi Guado (on chair): I'd love to step away from the Guado glories and play for a different team once in a while. Why, if they paid me enough, I'd even play for the Al Bhed!

    Snooty Guado elder in yellow: As sole protectors of the Farplane, the Guado are the supreme race of Spira. We are fundamentally different from the populous humans and the hulking Ronso. But, that's an old story. Now the Guado seek harmony with other races.
     ¬Let us welcome humans and Ronso without prejudice.

    Guado girl in purple: You find it difficult telling us Guado apart, don't you? I suppose you think we all look the same.
     ¬Actually, we Guado tend to have trouble telling one human from another, too.
    House of the Fusty Elders
    Young Guado in blue: Lord Seymour instructs the Guado youth on numerous subjects. Thanks to him, I learned about Yevon's teachings and the history of Spira.
     ¬Lord Seymour is a great teacher. He explains everything quite clearly.

    Old fart in green: Thou seem'st weary, good traveller. Wouldst sit and rest thy feet awhile? Ah, belike my speech perplexes thee? 'Tis old Guado I speak, a tongue seldom heard within even Guadosalam now.
     ¬A dying breed we are, speakers of the old tongue. I fear this precious legacy hath but little time remaining.
     ¬Many Guado shun the old tongue, favouring instead the speech of foreign tribes. 'Tis a pity, verily.

    Old fartess in yellow: Good traveller, prithee forgive us our antiquated prattling.
     ¬Once, all Guado spoke the old tongue. But when Lord Jyscal brought us to the light of Yevon... the old tongue fell out of favour with many, and suffers now a slow demise.
     ¬The youth laugh upon us as stale old relics who live too much in the past.

    Yuma Guado (Blitzer in back): The elders just won't give up the old tongue. I keep telling them how unseemly it is, babbling like that to guests.
     ¬It's just what old folks do, I guess. Please, take no offense.
    Guadosalam Shop
    Shopkeeper: Ah, one of Lady Yuna's guardians. How may I help you today? [Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Leave.]
     ¬Please return anytime.

    Guado woman in hood: My husband has long served as a guardian to the leaders of the Guado. These days he accompanies Lord Seymour all over Spira.
     ¬We imagine Lord Seymour will rise to great glory in Spira.

    O'aka: Ohhh!
    Wandering Around Guadosalam
    Nav Guado (running everywhere): It's called endurance training. Stay out of my way.
     ¬What do you want? I'll face you in the sphere pool soon enough.

    Giera Guado (outside Elders' House): We Guado protect the Farplane so the dead can rest in peace.

    Man in brown talking to Giera: Although we Guado differ from humans in appearance, our respect for the dead is the same.
     ¬People come to Guadosalam from every corner of Spira to see their loved ones again.

    Guado Woman in hood on upper level: I suppose you think we look...odd, don't you? That's fine. We Guado are used to that sort of thing.
     ¬But if you ask me, you humans look absolutely disgusting. Still, what does it matter? Such nonsense is beneath us, no?
     ¬Once, a human child simply looked at me and then burst into tears. That hurt.

    Auda Guado, talking to her: Since embracing Yevon, we Guado have learned the joy that is blitzball.
     ¬I hope that the people of Spira will find peace through blitzball.

    Flaky youth wandering near them: Humans! Humans! A summoner and her guardians!
     ¬Wait, I know. Keeheehee.

    Farplane Gatekeeper: Present yourself to Lord Seymour before approaching the Farplane.

    Guado barring Thunder Plains exit: A ferocious storm is ripping through the Thunder Plains. Please, remain inside.
    Seymour's Mansion

    Guado barring entry to upper story of Seymour's mansion: Tromell will be back shortly. Please be patient. These are Lord Seymour's private chambers. You may not enter.
    Front Hallway of Seymour's Mansion

    Auron: Stay close to Yuna.

    Rikku: I wonder what smells so nice!

    Yuna: Why does he want to see me?

    Kimahri: Kimahri not like Maester Seymour.
    Yuna: Aa! Shhh!
     ¬Kimahri: Kimahri speak no more.

    Wakka: I don't like the smell of this one, eh?

    Lulu: (Examining Seymour's portrait, among others) These are the past leaders of the Guado.
    Tidus: They all look the same!
    Wakka: Maester Seymour doesn't look like them, though.
    Lulu: Don't you know? The last leader... (Glances to portrait on far side of room) Maester Jyscal wed a human woman. She was Seymour's mother.
    [Both: Oooooh.]
    [Tromell emerges from inner room of mansion and beckons]
    Tromell: This way, please.
    If you bug Tromell before entering banquet hall...
    Tromell: (snootily) This way, please!
    Seymour's Mansion: Great Hall
    Tromell: I will go inform Lord Seymour. Please wait here.

    Kimahri: Kimahri speak no more.

    Yuna: What could it be? Oooh...
     ¬I haven't done anything to make him mad.

    Rikku: (Behind buffet, talking with mouth full) Mmmm! This is good!
     ¬Guado sure know how to eat!
     ¬Gee, I wonder what all this is for. It's exciting!

    Wakka: I get the feeling he called us up here for more than just dinner.
     ¬Nothing 'gainst the maester, but I hope we get this over with quick.

    Auron: Stay on your guard.
    Tidus: Why? This guy's just a priest, right?
    Auron: Those with power use that power. Maesters have power.
    Tidus: Wait... You sure you don't have something against Yevon?
    Auron: (Dark chuckle) I lived a long time in Zanarkand.
    Tidus: Aaaah.

    ¬Auron: What is taking them so long?

    Lulu: There's no temple here in Guadosalam, see? Summoners usually just pass through on their way elsewhere.
    Tidus: (Laughs)
    Lulu: (Snaps) What?
    Tidus: I didn't even ask a question and you're explaining things.
    Lulu: You'd rather I say nothing, then?
    Tidus: No, no! Maybe you finally believe I don't know anything about Spira. And maybe that means you believe me about Zanarkand, too?
    Lulu: Well... There are many things I do not know. Your Zanarkand is one of those things. I suppose I can't say what I think either way. Still, be careful. You shouldn't tell other people.
    Tidus: Yeah, I know.

    ¬Lulu: Why don't you eat something?

    Tromell: (Re-enters) Truly, it is good to have guests again. Since Lord Jyscal passed away, these halls have been too quiet.
    Yuna: The death of Lord Jyscal was a great loss for all of Spira.
    Tidus: Was this Maester Jyscal really such a great guy?
    Wakka: He brought the teachings of Yevon to the Guado. He was truly a great man.
    Tromell: Truly, a loss for us all. But now a new leader, Lord Seymour, has come before us. Lord Seymour is the child of a Guado and a human. He will be the tie that binds our two races together. But that is not all, I think. Lord Seymour... (spreads arms) He will surely become the shining star that lights the way for all the peoples of Spira.
    Seymour: (Entering) That is enough, Tromell. Must I always endure such praise? (Yevon bow) Welcome!
    Yuna: You...wanted to see me?
    Seymour: Please, make yourselves at home. There's no rush.
    Auron: Please, keep this short. Yuna must rush.
    Seymour: Pardon me. It has been a long time since I had guests. Lady Yuna, this way.
    FMV: Metropolis
    [Seymour shows off a simulation of Zanarkand and wows Yuna.]
    Seymour: This sphere is a reconstruction created from the thoughts of the dead that wander the Farplane.
    Tidus: Zanarkand!
    Background PA broadcast: The blitzball stadium is experiencing technical difficulties. Tonight's game will be delayed. We are experiencing heavy congestion in the stadium area. The area will be off-limits until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    Seymour: Correct. it looked one thousand years ago. The great and wondrous machina city, Zanarkand.
    Seymour: (Mysteriously) She once lived in this metropolis.
    Auron: (Snorts)
    Yuna: She, who?
    [Scene changes to ornate chamber. A woman sporting the "doilies and dental floss" look sits on bed.]
    Yuna: Lady Yunalesca!
    Seymour: She was the first person to defeat Sin and save the world from its ravages. And you have inherited her name.
    Yuna: It was my father who named me.
    Seymour: Lord Braska was entrusting you with a great task. He wanted you to face Sin, as Lady Yunalesca did. However, Lady Yunalesca did not save the world alone. To defeat the undefeatable took an unbreakable bond of love-- of the kind that binds two hearts for eternity. (Yevon bow)
    [Man in ornate samurai armor enters, passes right through Yuna and embraces Yunalesca. Yuna looks down shyly. Seymour whispers in her ear. Yuna covers her mouth. When vision fades, she makes a dash for a glass of water on a table.]
    Yuna: (Gulps, turns to friends who gather around)
    Rikku: Wow! Your face is beet red!
    Tidus: You okay?
    Yuna: Mm...ahh... I... He...he asked me to marry him!
    Tidus: You serious? (To Seymour) Hey!
    Auron: You know what Yuna must do.
    Seymour: Of course. Lady Yuna--no, all summoners--are charged with bringing peace to Spira. But this means more than just defeating Sin. She must ease the suffering of all Spira. She must be a leader for the people. I proposed to Lady Yuna as a Maester of Yevon.
    Auron: Spira is no playhouse. A moment's diversion may amuse an audience, but it changes nothing.
    Seymour: Even so, the actors must play their parts.
    Seymour: (Approaches Yuna) There's no need to answer right away. Please, think it over.
    Yuna: (Stammers)
    Auron: We will do so, then.
    Auron: We leave.

    Seymour: Lady Yuna, I await your favorable reply.
    [They start to leave]
    Seymour: Why are you still here, sir?
    Auron: (Pauses)
    Seymour: I beg your pardon. (Courtly bow) We Guado are keen to the scent of the Farplane.
    Tidus: (Sniff-sniffs Auron)
    Auron: (Shoves him aside and stomps out)
    Guard to upper story of mansion: These are Lord Seymour's private chambers. You may not enter.

    Guard to Farplane: A guardian abandoning his summoner? Most unbecoming.
    Outside Seymour's Mansion
    Lulu: Yuna, the high summoner's daughter. Seymour, the leader of the Guado. Married in the name of Yevon, overcoming the barriers of race. It would give Spira something cheery to talk about, for a change.
    Wakka: Sounds just like a passin' daydream, like Auron says.
    Tidus: Come on, let's just get on with the pilgrimage! I mean, marriage?
    Rikku: Hmmm. Jealous? (nudges)
    Tidus: What? No way! We gotta defeat Sin. Romance can wait!
    Rikku: (Dismissive gesture)
    Wakka: He sure picked a fine time to lay this one on us.
    Yuna: Maybe it is a fine time.
    Tidus: You serious?
    Yuna: If my getting married would help Spira...if it would make people happy...If I could do that for people...maybe I should do what I can. I never imagined doing anything like this. But, I won't answer till I know what's right.
    Tidus: Seriously?
    Rikku: You could always just quit your pilgrimage and get married.
    Yuna: I will...go on. I'm sure that Lord Seymour will understand.
    Rikku: Umm, I guess so...
    Yuna: I am a summoner! I must fight and defeat Sin.
    Auron: Like Braska before you.
    Narrative: I had to stop myself from shouting: What's there to think about?
    Yuna: I'm going to the Farplane. I'm going to see my father and think on this.
    Lulu: Go on, we'll be right behind you.
    Yuna: Mm. (Nods)
    Narrative: I wondered why none of the others ever asked Yuna. Do you love Seymour? Do you even like him?
    [The party heads for the Farplane]
    Wizened Guado guarding tunnel to Farplane: Remember, the Farplane is sacrosanct. Proper decorum, please.
    Farplane Entrance
    [The party gathers outside glowing membrane of Farplane at top of steps]
    Tidus: Question! About this Farplane...When somebody dies, a summoner sends them to the Farplane, right? So their souls, or whatever they are, they go to the Farplane, right? But that's the Farplane we're going to, right? And Yuna's old man's there, too? Do dead people live there or something? Hmmm... (imagines creepy ghosts) Ahahaha...
    Wakka: You're thinking those funny thoughts again, ya?
    Tidus: Eheheh... well...
    Lulu: (sighs)
    Wakka: You'll see once we get there.
    [They head up the stairs, but Auron's sitting at the bottom.]
    Tidus: Aren't you coming?
    Auron: I do not belong there.
    Tidus: Ohohoho! You're scared!
    Auron: Searching the past to find the future...This is all that is there. I need it not.
    Auron: You'd better be going.
    Rikku: You're not really going to see the dead, more like your memories of them. People think of their relatives, and the pyreflies react to them. They take on the form of the dead person--an illusion, nothing else.
    Tidus: Hmm...
    Rikku: Well, have fun! (Waves)
    Tidus: What, you're not going either, Rikku?
    Rikku: I keep my memories inside.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. (Sits on railing opposite Auron)
    Talking to Auron and Rikku before entering Farplane...
    Auron: You're still here?

    Rikku: See you later!
    [Tidus pushes tentatively through swirling membrane, sees rocky platform suspended over vast psychedelic landscape]
    Tidus: What the...?
    FMV: Otherworld
    [Beneath a whirlpool of clouds, pyreflies swirl over incandescent gardens and a psychedelic version of Victoria Falls.]
    [Yuna stands opposite Tidus facing image of parents. Wakka faces Chappu. Lulu looks at Chappu from afar.]
    Narrative: The Farplane was cool, but I couldn't stop thinking about Yuna. Her parents--they looked so happy together. But it got me worried that maybe seeing them would make Yuna really consider Seymour's proposal.
    Farplane Viewing Platform
    Wakka: Yo, Chappu! Meant to come see you earlier, ya? Sorry! (Japanese bow, stays down in apology) I know you won't hold it against me.
    Wakka: I gave up the game. I'm a guardian from here on, you know?
    Wakka: This guy--looks a lot like you--showed up. Travelling with him, I thought, were still alive somewhere, ya? But, then again, here you are on the Farplane. Guess your place is here.
    Wakka: So, how you been? Oh, that guy I just told you 'bout, I gave him your sword. He likes it.
    Tidus: Huh? (Looks at it) Whoa.
    Kimahri: (Shakes head, bars way until Tidus talks to Yuna)

    ¬Wakka: Just a sec more.

    Lulu: He is dead, and I am still alive. Coming here really makes that clear. I should focus more on what I have to do now. (laughs)
    Tidus: What?
    Lulu: I'm not even sure what I'm saying.
    Tidus: Don't you mean that you should leave Chappu behind? I'm sure he was a great guy, but there'll be others.
    Lulu: Hmm... That's a possibility.
    Tidus: How about...Wakka?
    Lulu: What, me? With Wakka?
    Tidus: Yeah, you two get along great!
    Lulu: Getting along isn't enough. Not even close.
    Tidus: Oh, sorry. My mistake.
    Lulu: You'd do well to remember that. Knowing a bit about women might come in handy some day.
    Tidus: Yeah, I'll remember.
    Lulu: I won't be forgetting either. (Even if the scriptwriters for X-2 did.)
    Lulu: Goodbye, Chappu. You always said I looked grumpy. But those were the happiest days of my life.

    ¬Lulu: Why don't you try calling someone? All you have to do is think about them.
    Tidus: So...Yuna?
    Yuna: I've decided.
    Tidus: Oh? Really? That's good.
    Yuna: I remember, when I was only seven years old, in Bevelle that day. My father had defeated Sin, and the whole town was out in the streets. Everyone was laughing. They all seemed so happy. If I defeated Sin, that would make everyone happy...wouldn't it?
    Tidus: (Nods)
    Yuna: I must do what everyone wants, not just what I want.
    Tidus: Let's go back! You gotta tell Seymour.
    Yuna: Before that... Call Sir Jecht. Give it a try.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Yuna: Don't worry. He won't come.
    Narrative: Trying not to think about my old man made me think about him, of course.
    Yuna: See, told you!
    Narrative: He isn't here because he's not dead. He's Sin.
    Yuna: That means he's alive, you know?
    Narrative: What if my old man really is Sin? What would I say to Yuna...heck, to everybody in Spira? Wait, why should I have to apologize for him, anyway?
    Tidus: I'd rather never see him again.
    Yuna: What makes you hate him so?
    Tidus: Everything he does just makes me mad. It was his fault that me and my mother...
    [Image of woman appears]
    Tidus: Ah... Mom?
    Yuna: (Gasps)
    Tidus: I-It's her!
    Yuna: She's very pretty.
    Tidus: But... Wait. No one ever performed the sending for her.
    Yuna: She must've accepted death while she was still alive.
    Tidus: Whoa there, that's my mother you're talking about.
    Yuna: Oh, I'm sorry!
    Tidus: It's okay.
    Tidus: Ah. I think I just figured something out.
    Yuna: What?
    Tidus: Why I hate my old man.
    Flashback to Houseboat in Zanarkand
    [Jecht and wife lean over railing looking out at city. POV is from a child's height; their backs are turned.]
    Jecht: See? So I told him what I thought of him, right there!
    Tidus' Mom: What? Really?
    Jecht: 'Course!
    Tidus' Mom: I suppose, but... (smooch)
    Tidus: Mommy...
    Tidus' Mom: Just a sec, dear.

    Narrative: Whenever my old man was around, my mother wouldn't even look at me. Maybe that's when I started to resent him, even hate him. When he left us...Mom just lost her energy.
    [Another flash: Young Tidus on upper deck of houseboat, Auron below.]
    Auron: Is she all right?
    Tidus: Why should you care?
    Auron: If she dies, I wouldn't know what to do.
    Tidus: Don't say Mom is gonna die!
    Auron: I apologize.

    Narrative: The old lady next door told me...when a lovebird dies, the one left behind...It just gives up living so it can join its mate. It was just like that. I hated my old man even more. But really, my old man...
    [Flashback to end of first scene...]
    Tidus: Mommy...
    Tidus' Mom: Just a sec, dear.
    Jecht: Ah, go to him. He'll cry if you don't.
    Back on the Farplane viewing platform...
    Tidus: Oh, man...
    Yuna: Hm?
    Tidus: I must sound so stupid.
    Yuna: I don't think so.
    Tidus: How embarrassing!
    [Wakka and Lu come up behind them]
    Wakka: Well? Need some more time?
    Yuna: No. I'm ready.
    Lulu: Did I miss something?
    Tidus: (Nervous laugh)
    Stairway to Farplane
    [Yuna's party returns to where Auron and Rikku are sitting.]
    Yuna: Thanks for waiting! I'll go give my answer to Maester Seymour.
    [Guado in vicinity gasp; image of robed Guado elder reaches out of swirling mist]
    Guado woman: Lord Jyscal!?
    Guado man: Lord Jyscal!
    Lord Jyscal: Oooooohhh...

    Auron: He does not belong here.
    Yuna: Why?
    Auron: Yuna, send him.
    [As Yuna climbs steps, Auron grabs his chest and collapses, swatting pyreflies. Everyone's watching Jyscal and fails to notice.]
    Yuna: Lord Jyscal...
    Lulu: He is Lord Jyscal no more. Send him now!
    Yuna: (Nods and raises hand)
    [Jyscal vanishes, drops sphere. Yuna takes it.]
    Auron: (Gets up, sounds ragged) Talk later. We leave now.
    Corridor From Farplane Area to Guadosalam
    Wakka: Wha...what was that just now? That really Lord Jyscal? Lulu: I would think that he was sent once...but he stayed on Spira. Something, a powerful emotion could have bound him to this world. Such things happen.
    Rikku: That's against the rules, isn't it?
    Auron: It means he died an unclean death.
    Outside Seymour's Mansion
    Yuna: I will with Maester Seymour.
    Auron: Yuna! Jyscal is the Guado's problem, not yours.
    Yuna: (Ignores and enters mansion)

    At this point you get one of two conversations depending on how often you've healed/talked to Rikku vs. Lulu...
    Conversation with Lulu...
    Tidus: Um...
    [They head to balcony overlooking mansion]
    Lulu: What?
    Tidus: So, Lulu, what do you think about Yuna getting married?
    Lulu: As long as the pilgrimage continues, either way's fine.
    Tidus: That's it? What if she doesn't even like the guy? Is that okay?
    Lulu: People marry for many reasons.
    Tidus: What's that mean?
    Lulu: Sometimes marriage doesn't require love, you know? Defeat Sin, and bring joy to the people of Spira. Get married, and bring joy to the people of Spira. For Yuna, they're just two ways down the same road. All you need is determination. If you have that, you don't need love.
    Tidus: I don't know...mmm... I just don't get it.
    Conversation with Rikku...
    Rikku: Wait up, I'll go with ya!
    [They hike up to balcony]
    Rikku: Yunie's not getting married, is she?
    Tidus: Seems that way.
    Rikku: It's your big chance, huh? (Elbows him)
    • I don't care.
    • Rikku: That's no thing to say! I think she should get married and stop being a summoner.
      Tidus: You serious?
      Rikku: Yeah.
      Tidus: Why?
      Rikku: Because it's tough, you know? In the end, she has to fight Sin.
      Tidus: Yeah, but she... She would never marry someone who wanted her to quit.
      Rikku: (Sighs) I guess you're right. Too bad.
    • I guess you're right.
    • Rikku: Ho-ho! That's the way to go! Then, you could take her away and live a quiet life somewhere. Yeah, sounds good to me!
      Tidus: You serious?
      Rikku: Yeah.
      Tidus: Why?
      Rikku: Because it's tough, you know? In the end, she has to fight Sin.
      Tidus: Yeah, but she... She would never marry someone who wanted her to quit.
      Rikku: (Sighs) I guess you're right. Too bad.
    • I'd rather have you, Rikku.
    • Rikku: Oh! H-honest? (Giggles, then smacks him a few times)
      Tidus: Ouch!
      Rikku: See ya! (Leaps off balcony and cat-lands on the level below, then waves.Maybe someday!
    If Tidus talks to party before trying to leave Guadosalam...

    Wakka: For a while there, I was a little worried about what was gonna happen, ya?

    Auron: We leave as soon as Yuna returns. I trust you'll be ready.

    Kimahri: (Emerging from shop) Guado potions good. Buy some before leaving.
    If recent conversation was with Lulu...
    Lulu: Listen. If Yuna gets married, then I...
    Tidus: What? That again?
    Lulu: Yes. If she is to marry, I would want her to marry for love.
    Tidus: See?
    Lulu: But...If Yuna said she wanted to marry the one she loves, I would have to object.
    Tidus: Huh? Uh... You're not making much sense.
    Lulu: I know.
    [If Tidus talks to her again]
    Tidus: Lulu...
    Lulu: I've talked enough about that.
    Tidus: What?
    Lulu: I'm sorry, just forget about it.
    Tidus: Geez! Grumpy!
    Lulu: You'll understand one of these days. I just don't want to give it words. Not yet. (Starts to walk off)
    Lulu: I shouldn't have to say this, but don't fall in love with her.
    • Okay.
    • Lulu: That's fine, then.
    • Too late.
    • Lulu: I see. But... you must keep your feelings inside, until the pilgrimage is over.
      Tidus: (Nods)
    • You're more my type, Lulu.
    • Lulu: Interesting. I suppose I could add you to my list. I wish you good luck, little boy. You're going to need it.
    If recent conversation was with Rikku...
    Rikku: Say, you ever think about gettin' married?
    Tidus: Me? No, never.
    Rikku: I think about it a lot.
    Tidus: Aren't you a little young?
    Rikku: Some people marry really young in Spira, you know.
    Tidus: You mean people our age get married?
    Rikku: Yeah. Fiends are around, and there's always Sin, right? One of them might get you, you know? Lots of people marry the first person they fall in love with, just like that!
    Tidus: Really?
    Rikku: I'll probably be the same way.

    [If Tidus talks to her again]
    Rikku: Rikku: You an only child?
    Tidus: Yeah.
    Rikku: I got an older brother, myself.
    Tidus: Huh.
    Rikku: I wish I had some younger brothers and sisters, though...
    Tidus: So ask your parents.
    Rikku: Mom died... A machina went on a rampage...
    Tidus: I'm sorry.
    Rikku: When I get married, I'm gonna have lots of kids! That way they'll all have brothers and sisters! What?
    Tidus: (Crestfallen) You're really thinking about your future, aren't you? That's great.
    Rikku: It's pretty normal, I think. Hey, maybe Yuna's back! (Runs off)

    Lulu: I'm a little worried about Lord Jyscal. I wonder if Maester Seymour has heard.
     ¬Leave the Guado's problems to the Guado...they say. (Sigh)

    Rikku: When we leave here, we have to go through the Thunder Plains next, you know.
     ¬I can't stand thunder!

    Talking to people in Guadosalam after Lord Jyscal's apparition...

    Farplane Custodian: Please refrain from speaking of Lord Jyscal. We must avoid unseemly rumors for the sake of Spira's harmony.
     ¬Please leave the matter of Lord Jyscal to us Guado.

    [Human couple stands at edge of Farplane Viewing Platform looking at image]
    Mother: Our son was killed in Operation Mi'ihen. We begged him not to go, but...
     ¬Never did I imagine our son would depart before our time.
    Father: Thanks to the summoner's sending the fallen ones to the Farplane, we were able to reunite with our son, who was killed in battle. Words cannot express how grateful we are.
     ¬The summoner's sending has saved our son from becoming a fiend.

    Giera Guado (outside Elders' house): I beg you, please tell no one about Lord Jyscal. Why, if word leaked out that the lord of the Guado and a maester of Yevon wandered from the Farplane...we Guado would become the laughingstock of all Spira! Yevon have mercy upon us.
     ¬We Guado will solve our own problems. Please understand.

    Woman in brown with Giera: Why Lord Jyscal? We gave him such a warm sending.
     ¬This is most disturbing. We must inform Lord Seymour at once.

    Guado youth in Fusty Elders' hut: Everyone is talking about Lady Yuna-- how she's the daughter of High Summoner Braska. She fought alongside Lord Seymour during Operation Mi'ihen, right?
     ¬If Lady Yuna marries into the Guado tribe, we will all welcome her warmly.

    Flaky youth in green: Lord Jyscal came back! Don't you find it intriguing?
     ¬Maybe Lord Seymour knows why! After all, he is of Lord Jyscal's blood.

    Hooded woman on upper level: Is Lord Seymour really going to marry? Aww...
     ¬One of my friends patrols the roads. If you meet him, please say hello for me!

    Snooty elder in Guado Glories' house: Lord Jyscal, back from the Farplane? Hahaha, you must be joking! He passed away in peace, leaving the leadership to Lord Seymour. He would never come back to haunt us.
     ¬Leave the Farplane to the Guado. Do not meddle with matters you know nothing of.

    Redheaded girl in purple in Glories' house: My mother passed away a long time ago. But I can always visit the Farplane whenever I need her.
     ¬I think that it's wonderful that we can see the dead whenever we want, don't you?
    [Tidus eventually wanders down to Thunder Plains exit and bumps into Shelinda.]
    Shelinda: My... Was the lady summoner not with you?
    Tidus: No. She's at Seymour's place.
    Shelinda: That's "Maester Seymour." Or "Lord Seymour."
    Tidus: Oh, I'll be careful. Sorry.
    Shelinda: That's all right.
    Shelinda: Oh! Maester Seymour left Guadosalam a short while ago.
    Tidus: You serious?
    Shelinda: I believe he went to the temple in Macalania. Maester Seymour is also the high priest of that temple.
    Tidus: Whoa, I gotta tell the others!
    [Tidus finds others in front of mansion. Cut to Yuna in the front hall looking at portraits.]
    Yuna: Lord Jyscal, please tell me. What can I do to help?
    Rikku: (Calling) Yuna, let's go!
    Yuna: (Yevon bow to Jyscal's portrait. Pauses at base of stairs to look back towards Seymour's portrait.)
    Back in Front of Mansion...
    Tidus: They say Seymour went to Macarena Temple.
    Wakka: Macalania Temple.
    Tidus: Aye.
    Wakka: What I don't get is...Why would the lord maester head off without a peep to anyone?
    Rikku: Maybe he wasn't expecting Yuna's answer so soon.
    Wakka: Ah, that's probably it.
    Yuna: (Sighs)
    Auron: Yuna, what is it?
    Yuna: Oh, nothing.
    Auron: Hmm... You're a poor liar.
    Yuna: It's true! It's nothing! Come on, let's go.
    One More Pass Through Guadosalam
    [If you return to Farplane Viewing Platform, Lulu's there.]
    Tidus: No one there?
    Lulu: She's not appearing.
    Tidus: Who is it?
    Lulu: None of your business.
    Tidus: Sorry.
    Lulu: (Sigh)'s not your fault. (Addresses pyreflies) Why aren't you here?
     ¬I need to be alone right now.
    Oa'ka's little brother is also visiting the Farplane...
    Wantz: Been a while, sis. It's been seven years, but you still look the same. Geez, I'm older than you, now! I guess it makes sense. Hey, I...I brought you something! Check this out!
    Uh...Eh... 'ere we are! (Fishes sphere out of pocket)
    See? She looks just like you! Her name's "Yuna." Boy was I surprised the first time I saw her! Ah, 'course she's not as good as you. If you were still alive, I bet you'd fight just like her. It's okay. Yuna will beat Sin for you, I know it. So, don't you worry. Okay, sis? See you.

    If you check the Inn before heading out:
    Shelinda: Please, tell the lady Yuna that I am doing just as she advised me!
     ¬I, too, will go to the temple in Macalania shortly.
    Thunder Plains
    Rikku: (Huddling) Oh, no...We're here. (Cowers at a lightning flash)
    Tidus: How are we supposed to cross that?
    Lulu: See the lightning rod towers? The lightning is drawn to them...hopefully.
    Wakka: We head north, not too near and not too far from the towers, ya?
    Lulu: Meaning we should avoid wide, open areas.
    Rikku: (Cowers after another crack of lightning) I think I forgot something in Guadosalam.
    Auron: Nice knowing you.
    Rikku: Okay, okay! I'll go!
    A wedding, hunh? Time for MAJOR BACKTRACK to check the grapevine...
    Woman in Inn: Too scared of the thunder to go on? And you call yourself a guardian!
     ¬They say that Lord Seymour's bride has to be a summoner.

    Blitzer in Inn (Noy Guado): If the Al Bhed strike, I will arm myself and fight alongside my brethren.

    Innkeeper: The Guado welcome all guests. Would you like to rest here? [Yeah, thanks! | Maybe later.]

    Guard in front of mansion doors: Lord Seymour awaits at Macalania Temple. Please, make haste.

    Redheaded girl in purple in Glories' house: Who knows when the Al Bhed will strike next! Best be on your guard.
     ¬Watch over Lady Yuna well. After all, she is the Guado leader's bride-to-be!

    Snooty elder in Glories' house: Perhaps Lord Jyscal wanted to see his son's new bride. Even maesters of Yevon dote on their children sometimes.
     ¬Speaking of the incident now will only cloud the joy of the wedding. Say nothing.

    Pah Guado in Glories' house: Aren't you headed to Macalania? Better not keep them waiting. Lord Seymour may be cool, but Tromell's got quite a temper, you know. Come back after the wedding. We'll swap blitz stories!

    Zazi Guado in Glories' House: We're always practicing out in the Moonflow. But the other day a shoopuf passed by and nearly flattened us! We also test our reflexes by dodging lighting bolts on the Thunder Plains.

    Flaky teen in green wandering around Guadosalam: Don't you need to catch up with Lord Seymour?
     ¬Must keep quiet about Lord Jyscal. A grownup said so.

    Auda, the gung-ho blitzer on upper level: I want to congratulate Lord Seymour on his marriage by blitzing like nobody's blitzed before.
     ¬Guadosalam is a natural stronghold. No fiends will find their way in here.

    Woman in brown by house of Fusty Elders: We know not what has befallen Lord Jyscal...But Lord Seymour will soon shed light upon this matter.
     ¬We are simply obeying Lord Seymour's orders.

    Hooded woman in shop: For countless years, we Guado shunned the teachings of Yevon. But thanks to the late Lord Jyscal, our bonds with the temple grew strong.
     ¬I heard that Lord Seymour studied the teachings in Macalania.

    Running blitzer (Nav Guado): Luca's tournament was completely upstaged by Seymour's aeon. And by showing support for the excommunicated Crusaders, Seymour's popularity is growing fast.
     ¬First a tribe, then a temple, and now...a bride. Everything just falls into Seymour's lap.

    Moonflow Area
    North Wharf
    Female Guado by park bench on Guadosalam side: Lady Yuna's visits are always beneficial to the Guado.
     ¬Those who object to this wedding have no right to call themselves followers of Yevon.

    Guard by park bench: I beg your forgiveness. But this is not the way intended for Lady Yuna. Please head towards Macalania Temple. Lord Seymour awaits!
     ¬Please hurry to Macalania.

    Woman in gold near shoopuf: Everyone seems happy. Did something good happen? Sin might arrive any time now and everyone just seems so laid back.
     ¬People want to forget their anxiety about Sin, so they absorb themselves in festivities.

    Driver: Ride ze shoopuf?
    Old Man by shoopuf: After seeing my dead daughter again, I felt complete and free of any worry.
    The wedding will be an absolute joy. It's good to be able to experience all this, I tell you.

    Hooded guado woman near pavillion: It'll be busy with all the wedding preparations. I'd better get on my feet.
     ¬Please watch after Lady Yuna until her wedding day.

    Old Woman outside pavillion: Even sanctioned machina give me the creeps, I tell you.

    Man in purple and gold in pavillion: It should be a big ceremony because a maester's getting married. It's been so long since we've had some good news! This is all so exciting!

    Old guy in green baggy pants in pavillion: When Lady Yuna gets married, will she abandon her quest to vanquish Sin? That is what worries me the most.

    Old woman in pavillion: Never even crossed my mind that Lady Yuna would marry... Now that's a great story to tell!

    Woman in green skirt in pavillion: I think the temple should crack down on the Al Bhed and teach them a lesson or two!

    South Wharf
    Old guy on shoopuf loading platform: The maester's engagement is such a blessing. It lightens even my spirits.
     ¬Those machina have Yevon's approval. Don't mix them up with the forbidden ones, got it?

    Woman in purple by loading platform: It seems that Maester Seymour will be marrying Lord Braska's daughter.
     ¬With their combined strength, Yevon will prosper.

    Warrior monk: The Al Bhed are roaming this area, targeting summoners.
     ¬The Al Bhed have green eyes with a swirl pattern. Report any sightings immediately!

    Guy beside pavillion: The merchants are ecstatic about the maester's marriage plans. They're boosting profits by taking advantage of the people's festive mood.
     ¬Until recently, these merchants only sold to Crusaders. They claimed to be giving the Crusaders a deal because of Operation Mi'ihen, but they were really just ripping them off.

    The following pair look like the war buddies that were on the Djose-Moonflow road earlier... so at least the second guy's walking now!

    Pavillion, Crusader in yellow and green: The Guado can't stop talking about the marriage. Well, I guess it's not every day they hear good news.
     ¬I want to quit the Crusaders and settle down in the country.

    Pavillion: Crusader in green, seated: So Lady Yuna's getting married, huh? That's great news. I wish the Crusaders had defeated Sin... That would've been perfect.
     ¬By the time we get home, they'll be celebrating their marriage.
    Road to Djose
    Guado guard: Al Bhed might come and try to disrupt Lord Seymour's wedding. I assure you, those ruffians will never set foot in Guadosalam!
     ¬After she is wed, we Guado will protect Lady Yuna.
    Djose Area
    Monk: This is Djose Temple, located at the heart of the Djose Continent. Please feel free to rest here.

    Crusader in red, white, blue (Kyou): Guarding the temple is my duty. I'm trying to stay focused and not worry about anything else.
     ¬Frankly, this isn't half as exciting as devising strategies against Sin. I wouldn't mind leading my old troops into battle right now.

    Crusader in green: This temple's security is pretty tight. This place is guarded so well, ain't no way any fiends or traitors will get in.
     ¬I hear Lady Yuna's getting married. Shucks, I'm her biggest fan. I'll be on duty at the wedding, to make sure nothing happens there.

    Innkeeper: Welcome to the Djose Temple Inn. Our rooms are so quiet, you'll forget all about the thunder. Would you care to rest? [Rest a bit. | Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Leave.]

    Warrior monk outside front doors (left): Please leave the temple's safety to the warrior monks, and enjoy some rest.
     ¬I quit the Crusaders and became a warrior monk. So, what do you think?

    Warrior monk outside front doors (right): Word is, those Al Bhed fools are plotting something. They're not pulling anything. Not on our watch.
     ¬Lady Yuna is getting married! What auspicious news!

    Old monk in red in Djose Temple Great Hall: Is Maester Seymour really getting married? A Guado maester marrying a daughter of a high summoner. It's unprecedented.

    Seated monk in righthand chamber: In my youth, I trained with Maester Jyscal. We rose above our differences and became friends, human and Guado.

    Monk in righthand chamber doing flying kick: We plan to station warrior monks in various locales to prepare for a possible raid by fiends and Al Bhed.

    Nun in lefthand chamber: Congratulations, Lady Yuna. I'm sure Lord Braska is smiling from the Farplane right now.

    [Cloister of Trials open again]
    Djose/Mi'ihen Highroad
    Warrior Monk: There are some suspicious Al Bhed prowling around the Highroad. But then again, I've never met an Al Bhed that wasn't suspicious!
     ¬Please notify me if you run into any Al Bhed.

    Crusader in red, white, blue: I'll stay on to guard the Highroad, even without my fellow Crusaders.

    Guado woman in brown: What in Spira are you doing here? Maester Seymour is expecting you in Macalania.
     ¬We must spread news of the wedding to all of Spira.

    Warrior monk on stairs up to Highroad: I heard Lady Yuna is to marry. We will keep watch at the wedding to ensure nothing disrupts that happy day.

    Purple beaky guy in Luca cafe: I think the Maester's wedding should be held at Luca Stadium. It'll be more festive there, no?

    Guy in khaki in cafe: Every time I hear about a wedding, I start thinking, perhaps I should settle down. But I never go through with it.

    Midriff-baring lady in blue in cafe: Maester Seymour is getting married? Aww, what a shame.

    Shuu in cafe: The wedding of Maester Seymour and Lady Yuna will be extravagant. I'm sure it will go down in history.

    Luca guard in cafe: We should have a blitzball tournament in celebration of Maester Seymour's marriage.

    Rabid Seymour groupie in square: I just don't understand why Maester Seymour would choose that woman when he could have someone like me.
    Aurochs Locker Room
    Keepa: You saw Chappu on the Farplane? Kinda looked like you, ya?

    Botta: I-Is Yuna going to quit her pilgrimage? I hope she does.

    Datto: Is it true that Yuna is gettin' married?

    Letty: I wonder how Luzzu and Gatta are doin'? No one from Besaid has heard from them, either.

    Jassu: I can't imagine Yuna and Maester Seymour as a couple.

    Luca-Kilika Ferry (Winno)
    Bird-counting person on top deck: There is a legend that Lesser Gulls carry the spirits of the dead to the Farplane.
    Besaid Island
    Crusader in green talking to helmsman: That new plan, it must be working. I mean, I haven't seen Sin around, have you?

    Helmsman on gangplank: Oh hoh hoh, have I news for you! The daughter of Lord Braska is to marry the leader of the Guado!
     ¬What? Already knew, did you? Hmph. You're no fun.

    Woman in purple: I heard the sailors' gossip about Lady Yuna getting married?
     ¬I should think Lady Yuna would be the last to marry and quit her pilgrimage!

    Little boy #1 with green headband: There was a summoner here a while ago. One of his guardians was my age! His name was Pacce or something.

    Little boy #2 with green headband: When are the Aurochs gonna come back?

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): Look at me! I'm Lady Yuna! I'll be a summoner when I grow up!

    [Folks in the village haven't heard the news yet, apparently]

    [End of backtrack. Time to pick up with the party leaving Guadosalam.]
    Thunder Plains
    Maechen: Well, hello there. Would you like to hear about this place?
    Shelinda: Ah, good day! (Yevon bow)
    Tidus: Hi there.
    Shelinda: Is it true? I heard that Maester Seymour and Lady Yuna are to be wed! It's such great news! I have to tell everyone!
    Tidus: Where'd you hear that?
    Shelinda: From the Guado. They were all very excited!
    Tidus: Eh. I'm afraid you heard a little wrong. Yuna's gonna turn him down.
    Shelinda: Oh...Really?
    [After travelling a while-- yet another loud crash of lightning]
    Tidus: Whoa!
    Yuna: Oh!
    Wakka: Whoa-ho-ho! That was a close one! (Laughs loudly)
    Lulu: Stop kidding around.
    Wakka: Yes ma'am...
    Rikku: Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh...
    Wakka: Hmm? What's wrong?
    Rikku: Eh heh heh heh heh heh heh...
    Tidus: "Heh heh heh..." You're givin' me the creeps!
    Rikku: (Cowers after another flash...suddenly skitters towards Tidus' leg, startling everyone, and grabs hold)
    Tidus: Hey, whoa!
    Rikku: I wanna go home! I hate lightning! I hate thunder! Let's go rest over there! Please?
    Auron: This storm never stops. Better to cross quickly.
    Rikku: I know, but...Just for a little while?
    Tidus: Heh, well? What now?
    Auron: (Sigh)
    [The party walks past another Travel Agency; Rikku stands there whining until Tidus enters or Auron gives in.]
    Rikku: Pretty please? Just for a few minutes? I'm scared of lightning! Let's rest, please? Pretty please? I'm too young to die! You're mean...cruel! Your moms would be ashamed of you! Are you having fun doing this to me?
    Auron: Fine, we rest. She's worse than the storm.
    Thunder Plains Travel Agency
    Yuna: I'm...a little tired. (Approaches desk) Do you have a room available?)
    Innkeeper: Ah, Lady Summoner. Yes, just over that way.
    Yuna: Thank you. (Heads for hall)
    Wakka: Uh, Yuna?
    Lulu: It's not like her.
    Talking to people in Travel Agency Lobby...
    Kimahri: Yuna resting. Go away.
     ¬Kimahri said go away.

    Auron: (Chuckles) It's not easy being a guardian to one so young.
     ¬This is going to be some journey.

    Wakka: I wonder what's wrong with Yuna...
     ¬No point asking--mood she's in.

    Lulu: Yuna looked preoccupied. Was it because of Jyscal?
     ¬Don't tell Rikku, but we leave as soon as Yuna's better.

    Tidus: Are you that scared?
    Rikku: Mm-hm. When I was little, a fiend attacked me while I was swimming at the beach. My brother tried to beat it back with a spell. (Squeaks at another thunderclap) But he missed and hit me instead! It was a Thunder spell -- "Bzzzzzzt!"
    Tidus: Ouch!
    Rikku: I've been scared of lightning ever since.
    Lulu: can be effective. Magic is effective against marine fiends.
    Rikku: My brother said that, too.
    Lulu: You should learn some spells, too.
    Rikku: Another thunderclap Aaaaah!
    Lulu: Hmm... Maybe later.

    Rin: (Emerging from back) Nice to see you again. Welcome to the Rin Travel Agency. (Notices Rikku) Oh?
    Rikku: Shhh!
    Rin: Hmm.

    Rin: How goes your study of our language? ¬Rin: I wonder...Would that be Sir Auron, by any chance? ¬Rin: Maester Seymour and his entourage passed by a while ago. And the maester is to be married soon?
    Tidus: Excuse me, where did you hear that?
    Rin: The Guado are telling everyone.
    Tidus: Oh, they are, are they?

    [On counter] There's an original copy of "A History of Summoners, Thunder Plains Edition." [Read. | Don't read.]

    Innkeeper (Mifury): Welcom to Rin Travel Agency! We have a wide selection of quality merchandise to choose from. [Rest. | Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Leave.]

    Rin: Welcome to Rin's. (Items Shop)
    [Entering hallway, Tidus overhears a man's voice through a door]
    Tidus: Wha...? (Accidentally pushes door open and falls into room.) Whoa!
    Yuna: Y-Yes? (Quickly switches off sphere on table)
    Tidus: I...well... It's nothing, really. I...I just, uh... I'm sorry... I shouldn't have come in. (Pauses at door) H-Hey! Wasn't that that Jyscal Guado guy?
    Yuna: Oh! (Nods) Ah... The sphere is his will... It says, "Take care of my son."
    Tidus: Huh. His son...? Seymour?
    Yuna: (Nod)
    Tidus: Well, I know one way to take care of him.
    Yuna: I'm sorry. (Flees)
    Tidus: Huh?
    [Tidus edges towards sphere, Wakka pops in and grabs him in headlock]
    Wakka: What do you think you're up to?
    Tidus: (Gags, struggles) Yuna...Yuna was acting funny, s-so...
    Wakka: Yeah, yeah! She'll tell us when she's ready, so hold your chocobos till then, ya?
    Tidus: All right! All right! All right!
    [Wakka lets him go. Fade to black]
    Back in the Lobby
    Yuna: If it's okay with Rikku, shall we go?

    Lulu: We're not through the Thunder Plains yet, so be prepared, all right?
     ¬Did you two have a fight?

    Kimahri: (Shakes head)

    Wakka: Whatever happens, we're still Yuna's guardians.
    Rikku: It's not stopping, is it?
    Auron: Don't tell me you were hoping it would.
    Rikku: (Cowers at another thunderclap)
    Auron: Fine. Stay here. (Leaves)
    Rikku: All right, already. But! You didn't have to say it like that, you know! You could be more comforting or something! You know, try to cheer me up? You just don't get me at all, do you? Hey! Are you listening? (Cringes at thunderclap, then shouts) I'm not scared! I'm not scared, you hear?
    [Outside, Wantz runs by and snaps a picture of Yuna, Wakka, Lulu and Tidus]
    Northern Thunder Plains
    Yuna: Everyone...wait.
    Wakka: What's up?
    Yuna: I have something to tell you.
    Lulu: Here?
    Rikku: We're almost out of here! Let's go!
    Yuna: I have to say it now!
    Auron: (Turns towards nearby shelter) Over there.

    Narrative: Somehow, my bad feelings always come true.
    Yuna: I've decided to marry.
    Lulu: (Shakes head) I thought so.
    Rikku: (Cowers at another bolt)
    Wakka: B-But why? Why'd you change your mind?
    Yuna: For Spira's future...and Yevon's unity. I thought it would be the best thing to do.
    Auron: That's not good enough.
    Lulu: Wait, is it... Is it because of Lord Jyscal?
    Tidus: Hey! That sphere!
    Auron: Show me.
    Yuna: I can't. I must speak to Maester Seymour first. I truly am sorry, but this is... It is a personal matter.
    Wakka: You're kidding, ya?
    Auron: (Turns away) As you wish.
    Yuna: I'm sorry.
    Auron: Just one thing.
    Yuna: I won't quit my pilgrimage.
    Auron: Then it is...fine.
    Tidus: Wait a minute, Auron! You don't care? I mean, you're not going to stop her?
    Auron: No, I'm not. As long as she is willing to face Sin...all else is her concern. That is a summoner's privilege. As long as she journeys.
    Tidus: (Looks over at Wakka and Lulu. Wakka nods.) But that's... (Growls and sputters)
    Wakka: Yuna, just one question. Can't you just talk to Maester Seymour? You've got to marry him?
    Yuna: I don't know. But I think it is the right thing to do.
    Wakka: Okay, I guess.
    Rikku: Yunie... (Takes Y's shoulders, glares up at another flash) Quiet! (To Yuna) I wish we could help somehow, some way!
    Yuna: (Puts a hand over Rikku's) It's okay... I'll be fine.
    Tidus: She says, "I'm sorry." He says, "It's fine." She's "willing" to face Sin. She's "privileged." I didn't understand. But somehow, I felt like I didn't belong. But if I didn't belong with them, I'd be stuck in Spira, alone. And being alone in that place, well, I didn't want to think about it.
    Auron: Next, we're going to Macalania Temple. Yuna can talk with Seymour there. We guardians will wait until they're done, and plan our next move. Understood?
    Chapter 8: Macalania
    Macalania Woods
    [Rikku tiptoes along, relaxes when she realizes they're out of the storm, then hops up and down as most of the party passes her. Auron and Tidus lag behind.]
    Auron: You're worried about Yuna.
    Tidus: 'Course I'm worried about her. What is she thinking?
    Auron: The simplest answer would exchange for agreeing to marry him...she hopes to negotiate with Seymour.
    Tidus: Negotiate what?
    Auron: I wonder.
    Tidus: What? All by herself?
    Auron: (Chuckles) She's strong, but Seymour is the better negotiator.
    Tidus: Well then, why don't we do something about it?
    Auron: Yuna wants it this way.
    Tidus: Argh! I just don't get it! Doesn't she trust us?
    Auron: On the contrary... She doesn't want us caught up in whatever it is that she's planning.
    Tidus: Yeah, that's what I thought. But that makes me worry even more. She could just tell us.
    Auron: That's the way she is. She's naive, serious to a fault, and doesn't ask for help.
    Tidus: You're probably right.
    Auron: Yuna's easy to read.
    Tidus: Heh. Yeah, she is.
    Auron: But hard to guard. Stand by her, always.
    Tidus: (Nods)
    [catching up with party]
    Rikku: Slowpokes!
    Tidus: Sorry!
    Narrative: It's funny how calm I was. Maybe it was because I realized that Yuna wasn't marrying Seymour for love. Not really. It was just her duty--something she had to do before returning to her pilgrimage. That's what I kept telling myself, anyway. And well, maybe... I realized that Yuna and I'd never... You know...
    Tidus: Yuna, let's go.
    If you take the right fork, Lucil and Elma bar way...
    Lucil: Lady Yuna, it is good to see you made it through safely. And, if I may, congratulations on your betrothal.
    Elma: Maester Seymour's people are expecting you.
    Lucil: Take that road to go to Macalania Temple.

     ¬Lucil: We've reeceived several reports of summoners disappearing these last few days. Please be careful, my lady.
     ¬When our assignment here is done we will be heading north. Hopefully we'll catch some chocobos and rebuild our unit.
     ¬But I must say... it's been a while. Maybe too long since we've had anything to celebrate.

     ¬Elma: We're on watch duty at the temple at least until the wedding's done. Anyone tries to crash our party, we'll send 'em packing!
     ¬oh, yeah, Clasko's back there with the chocobo. Stop and say hi if you've got the time.
     ¬Next time you see us, we'll be the proud Chocobo Knights once again!

    Try to pass them...
    Lucil: This road leads to Bevelle. You should hurry to the temple in Macalania.
    And again...
    Elma: This isn't the way to the temple! Weren't you listening to Captain Lucil?
    Guado in woods: Maester Seymour awaits. Please hurry to Macalania Temple.
     ¬I leave Lady Yuna in your hands until you are through these woods.
    Halfway Through Woods
    [Barthello runs up]
    Barthello: Hey! You, have you seen Dona?
    Tidus: Dona? Can't say I have.
    Wakka: What's up?
    Barthello: We got separated on the way here. Damn it all! I've got to find her!
    Auron: Calm down.
    Barthello: But, if anything happens to her...
    Auron: Running around in a panic is not going to help. Right now, you have to keep cool, and search.
    Barthello: But--
    Auron: Guard your emotions, then guard your summoner.
    Barthello: You're right.
    Auron: Shall we search?
    Barthello: No, I've taken up enough of your time. Thank you, Sir Auron. (Yevon bow)
    [He leaves. Rikku takes a few steps after]
    Wakka: What's up?
    Rikku: Oh, I just wanted to wish him good luck. (Thoughtful look)

    [Eventually party runs into...]
    Weird Bird Man with harp: A butterfly with rainbow wings/Will lead the way to secret things. [Butterfly Hunt Mini-Game]
     ¬The butterfly that changes color attracts the red and blue butterflies. Red butterflies are ill omens. Get too close and they will summon deadly fiends. Blue butterflies lead to good fortune! Find seven and a treasure will be yours.
     ¬Luck is a fickle thing. Traveller, find the blue butterflies as quickly as you can.
    O'aka: Welcome! Holiday prices on all items in celebration of Maester Seymour Guado's wedding! [Got any weapons? | Got any items?]
    O'aka: Too expensive, ye think? [Too pricey. | Just right. | Too cheap. ]
     ¬How about this?
     ¬I'll go with these prices for a while!
     ¬Welcome to O'aka's!
    Northern Macalania Woods
    Auron: Wait. It is here...somewhere.
    Tidus: What's here?
    Auron: Something you should see.
    Yuna: But, Sir Auron...
    Auron: It won't take long.
    [Hacks through fallen tree, leads them to watery glade]
    Macalania Woods -- Spring
    Tidus: This place... It's just water, isn't it?
    Auron: This is what spheres are made of. It absorbs and preserves people's memories.
    [Giant amoeba rises from pool]
    Wakka: What's that?
    Auron: Fiends are also attracted to these places.
    [Boss fight]
    [A helpful hint during the Spherimorph battle...]
    Lulu: It absorbs all spells except its one weakness!
    [Afterwards they find a sphere.]
    Wakka: Whoa, this is old! Don't know if you can play it back.
    Auron: Jecht left it here ten years ago. (All gasp) Play it back.
    Tidus: Mm-hm.
    Jecht Sphere: Macalania Woods
    Recording: Braska and Guardians Leave Bevelle
    Auron: What are you taking?
    Jecht: Well, you said it was gonna be a long trip. We'll be seeing a lot of neat things, right? So I thought I'd record it all in this. To show to my wife and kid, you know.
    Auron: This is no pleasure cruise!
    Jecht: Hey, Braska. Ain't this supposed to be a grand occasion? Where're the cheering fans? The crying women?
    Braska: This is it. Too many goodbyes -- people think twice about leaving.
    Jecht: Hmm... If you say so. Well, it better be a lot more colorful when we come back. A parade for Braska, vanquisher of Sin!
    Braska: (Chuckles) We should go. Day will break soon.
    Recording: Jecht and Auron pose byTravel Agency
    Braska: Auron, could you stand closer to him?
    Auron: (Sighs, eventually stands closer but with his back to camera)
    Braska: Good. (Tips camera up to frame "Lake Macalania" sign) That should do it.
    Jecht: What's the matter? Afraid I might bite?
    Auron: Jecht...
    Jecht: Braska! You should take one, too. It'd make a great gift for little Yuna!
    Braska: (Nods) I suppose.
    Auron: Lord Braska... We shouldn't be wasting our time like this!
    Jecht: What's the hurry, man?
    Auron: (Growl) Let me tell you what the hurry is!
    Braska: Auron!
    Back to Present - Macalania Spring
    Tidus: What's the point? He wasn't on some pleasure cruise.
    Rikku: I think there's more.
    Recording: Jecht Sitting in Macalania Spring
    Jecht: Hey. If you're sitting there, watching means you're stuck in Spira, like me. You might not know when you'll get back home, but you better not be crying! Although, I guess I'd understand. But you know what? There's a time when you have to stop crying and move on. You'll be fine. Remember, you're my son. And... Well, uh... Never mind. I'm no good at these things.
    [Approaches sphere and switches it off, but there's one last bit with no one on-camera]
    Jecht: Anyways... I believe in you. Be good. Goodbye.
    Back to Present - Macalania Spring
    Tidus: He sounded almost serious, but it was too late.
    Auron: He was serious. Jecht had already accepted his fate.
    Tidus: His fate?
    Auron: Jecht... He... He was always talking about going home, to Zanarkand. That's why he took all those pictures--to show them to you when he returned. But as he journeyed with us and came to understand Spira, and Braska's resolve... It happened gradually, but Jecht changed. He decided he would join Braska in his fight against Sin.
    Tidus: So then, he gave up going home?
    Auron: That was his decision.
    Narrative: I guess I understood. My old man... He knew there was no way home, back to Zanarkand. He wanted to go home, but he knew he couldn't. He couldn't go on until he accepted it. Besides...even if he had found a way back...I don't think he would have left his friends behind before their journey was complete.
    Tidus: All right! Let's go, guys!
    Narrative: Maybe I had to start accepting my own fate.
    [Auron hangs back after rest of party leaves]
    Auron: Wait.
    Tidus: Yeah?
    Auron: Jecht loved you.
    Tidus: Oh, come on, please!
    Auron: He just didn't know how to express it, he said.
    Tidus: Enough about my old man, okay?
    Auron: I just thought you should know.
    Tidus: Okay.
    [Auron leaves.]
    Tidus: Thanks.
    Lake Macalania
    Outside Travel Agency
    [Clasko with Chocobo]
    Clasko: Hi there. Would you look at this? They always leave me behind.
    Chocobo: Kweh!
    Clasko: Oh. You want me to scratch you? There.
    Chocobo: (Contented) Kweh.
    Clasko: Good boy!
    Tidus: How'd you know what it wanted?
    Clasko: I've always been able to tell how chocobos feel. Maybe I'd make a better chocobo breeder than Chocobo Knight, huh? Hey, what job do you see me doing? ¬Clasko: Wow, I think this is the first time I've seriously thought about my life.

    O'aka: Curse that Rin for taking up a place like this! He'll be rich by tomorrow all on account of this celebration thing! Hmm? What? You buyin' somethin' from me? ¬O'aka: Welcome to O'aka's!
    Inside Travel Agency
    Wakka: Seriously... A wedding's not supposed to make people feel this bad, huh?
    Tidus: Come on, don't say that!
    Wakka: Hmph! I say whatever I want, ever since I was a kid!
    Tidus: Oh, so you're an adult now?
    Wakka: You know it!
    Wakka: ¬Anyways... How long we supposed to stay here, you think?
    Tidus: Hey, don't ask me!
    Wakka: Things've sure gotten complicated since Sir Auron joined us.
    Tidus: You think so, too?

    ¬Wakka: Still can't figure that guy out.

    Auron: Anything can happen.
    Tidus: "Make sure you're prepared," right?

    ¬Auron: There is a saying: "Hurry up and wait." It means, prepare quickly so you're ready for whatever comes next.
    Tidus: Sounds like something an old man would say.

    Auron: (Irritably) Forgive me.
    ¬Tidus: Hey, just being honest!

    Yuna: Hmm?
    Tidus: Don't forget to smile, remember?
    Yuna: Oh, you're right. I'll try and remember.

    ¬Yuna: (Strained) Smiling...
    Tidus: Right! Keep at it!

    Lulu: Yuna's really quiet.
     ¬Sitting here like this, you really get to thinking.

    Rikku: Can we go now? I'm tired of waiting!

    Kimahri: Temple not far. Why stop here?
    Maechen: I've heard Lady Yuna is to wed Maester Seymour. It is great news. I'd like to congratulate her. is a pity. I'd hoped Lady Yuna would defeat Sin and bring the Calm to Spira.
    Tidus: Yuna's still gonna journey, even after she's married.
    Maechen: Ah! That is also great news! Her resolve is admirable!

    ¬Maechen: Would you like to hear about Macalania? ¬Maechen: Hopefully I can be present at the wedding. It is not every day that one can attend such a joyous event.
    Innkeeper: Welcome to the Lake Macalania branch of Rin's Travel Agency, now Spira-wide! [Rest. | Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Leave.]Thank you for your patronage! Please use our other agencies in your travels!
    Outside, Just Past Travel Agency
    Tromell: Lady Yuna, we've been expecting you. We were surprised you decided to come so soon. Pleasantly surprised, of course. Lord Seymour sends his apologies for having left without notice. (Deep Japanese bow)
    Yuna: It's quite all right. I have one question, if I may, sir.
    Tromell: My lady?
    Yuna: I want to keep journeying, even if I marry. Do you think that Maester Seymour would let me?
    Tromell: But of course, my lady. Lord Seymour wishes nothing else, I'm sure.
    Yuna: (Smiles and bows head to guardians) Goodbye.
    Tromell: Well... We must follow Guado tradition. I'll have to ask you wait here a little while longer. I'll send someone to escort you. (Leaves)
    Yuna: (Hangs back) I...
    Auron: We're all with you. Do as you will.
    Yuna: Thank you. (Leaves)
    Auron: (To Tidus) Sorry.
    Tidus: Eh?
    Auron: That was your line.
    Tidus: Yuna! (Whistles)
    Yuna: Yessir!
    Rikku: Oh, no!
    [Snowmobiles surround Tromell and Yuna on frozen lake]
    Wakka: Al Bhed!
    [Guardians rush to aid]
    If Tidus runs back to Agency before facing Al Bhed...
    O'aka: You need somethin' for the big rescue, eh? I've got just the thing! [Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave.]
     ¬Eh? you want something else?

    Clasko: Um... Shouldn't you go rescue them?

    Maechen: What is all that ruckus outside?
    On Lake Macalania
    [Guardians surround Tromell and Yuna]
    Auron: Stand back.
    Tromell: Thank you!
    [Yuna yanks her hand out of Tromell's and rushes back]
    Tromell: Lady Yuna!
    [Guardians face off with Al Bhed, who suddenly scatter. Brother calls down from snowbank.]
    Brother: Rikku! Don't interfere or you get this! (Battle tank lumbers forward) Your precious magic and aeons are sealed!
    Rikku: Oh, no!
    Tidus: Translation?
    Rikku: He's gonna use an anti-magic field on us!
    Brother: Get them!
    [Boss fight]
    If someone knocks down Negator during boss fight...
    Wakka: Lu! Cast your spells now!
    Rikku: Yuna! You can use magic and call aeons now!
    If Mana Beam interrupted by Negator...
    Tidus: They can't use magic either?
    Wakka: Stupid machina! They sealed their magic away, too.
    [Crawler pounded to bits]
    Tromell: My lady! (Leads Yuna away)
    Brother: Rikku! I will tell Father!

    Rikku: I am the guardian of Yuna, you see? Yuna is safe! We will guard her! She is safe!
    Brother: You do this alone, sister! (Leaves)

    Rikku: (nervous laugh) I told him I was a guardian. Well, guess I had to, really.
    Wakka: How come you speak Al Bhed? Why?
    Tidus: Uh...well...
    Rikku: Because I'm Al Bhed. And that...was my brother.
    Wakka: (To others) You knew?
    [Tidus and Lulu nod]
    Wakka: Why didn't you tell me?
    Lulu: We knew you'd be upset.
    Wakka: This is great. I can't believe I've been travelling with an Al Bhed! A heathen!
    Rikku: You're wrong! We have nothing against Yevon.
    Wakka: But you Al Bhed use the forbidden machina! You know what that means? Sin was born because people used machina!
    Rikku: You got proof? Show me proof!
    Wakka: It's in Yevon's teachings! (Folds arms) Not that you'd know!
    Rikku: That's not good enough! Yevon says this, Yevon says that. Can't you think for yourself?
    Wakka: Well, then you tell me! Where did Sin come from, huh?
    Rikku: I...I don't know!
    Wakka: Hmph! You bad-mouth Yevon and that's all you can come up with?
    Rikku: But...that doesn't mean you should do whatever they say without thinking! Nothing will ever change that way!
    Wakka: Nothing has to change!
    Rikku: You want Sin to keep coming back? There might be a way to stop it, you know!
    Wakka: Sin will be gone once we atone for our past mistakes!
    Rikku: When? How?
    Wakka: If we keep faith in Yevon's teachings it will be gone one day!
    Rikku: Why do I even bother?
    [Auron calls over from abandoned snowmobile]
    Auron: Rikku!
    Rikku: Hm?
    Auron: Will this move?
    Rikku: Yes! (Runs over and fiddles with it)
    Wakka: We're not using that, are we? Wait... Sir Auron isn't an Al Bhed too, is he?
    Tidus: Come on, Wakka...
    Wakka: What?
    Tidus: I mean, getting angry just 'cause you found out Rikku's an Al Bhed... You guys got along just fine till now, didn't you?
    Wakka: That's different. I mean...
    Tidus: Well, I don't claim to know that much about Spira. And I probably know even less about the Al Bhed, but...I know Rikku's a good person. She's just Rikku!
    Wakka: Lu?
    Lulu: Just think of this as an opportunity to learn more about the Al Bhed.
    Wakka: Ha! (Storms off)
    Auron: Let him go. Give him time to think.
    Rikku: I'm sorry.
    Lulu: You've done nothing to apologize for.
    Tidus: All right! Let's ride!
    Rikku: You sure you know how to drive this?
    Tidus: Better than Kimahri does!
    The Snowmobile Ride to Macalania Temple
    [Four different scenes are possible, depending on whom Tidus has talked to and healed the most]
    [Lulu hitches a ride with Tidus]
    Lulu: I hope that you're not too mad at Wakka.
    Tidus: Hey, not at all.
    Lulu: (Sigh) Thank you.
    Tidus: Say, what do you think of Rikku?
    Lulu: Me? She' to be with.
    Tidus: Heh! That all?
    Lulu: Well, I can tell she's not a bad person.
    Tidus: Yeah. You know what the problem is? She's just another Al Bhed to Wakka. Wakka's head is as hard as a rock. I bet it's because of Yevon. Or, you know, something like that.
    Lulu: Well, there's more to it than that.
    Tidus: Hmm?
    Lulu: Wakka doesn't like the Al Bhed because of his brother Chappu.
    Tidus: Oh...he used a machina weapon, right? And got killed by Sin. (Mutters) Killed by my old man. Damn you, Jecht.
    Lulu: What?
    Tidus: Oh, nothing! Hey... Can someone like a human become Sin ever?
    Lulu: I can't say that I know, but why?
    Tidus: Just a thought.
    Lulu: Sin is the punishment for, and the incarnation of, crimes we have committed.
    Tidus: Hmm. So, no one really knows what it is?
    Lulu: There's no need to know, so no one asks. You run or you fight. That is really all you can do. There's no sense brooding over it.
    Tidus: What, that's all? I mean, you don't even wonder?
    Lulu: (Chuckles) You really do come from a world where there is no Sin, like you say.
    [Rikku may hitch a ride with Tidus...]
    Tidus: Sorry about Wakka.
    Rikku: He didn't have to be so mean, yeah? I almost cried.
    Tidus: Uh... Rikku?
    Rikku: Just kidding! It's okay. At least you're still nice.
    Rikku: Hey, do I look like Yunie, you think?
    Tidus: Eh?
    Rikku: Well, my dad's sister is Yunie's mother, you get it?
    Tidus: Ah! I had no idea! If you say so.
    Rikku: Mm-hm.
    Tidus: Okay! I guess you're guarding your family, then.
    Rikku: Yuna's not the only one that I want to protect.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Rikku: We Al Bhed want to protect all of the summoners, you know? Summoners are... Well, you could say that... they sacrifice themselves to, well... to bring happiness to Spira.
    Tidus: What do you mean?
    Rikku: Oh...
    Tidus: Rikku?
    Rikku: Yes?
    Tidus: "Sacrifice themselves"?
    Rikku: You know, the pilgrimage...It, uh, takes a lot out of you.
    Tidus: Oh, right. But you know. Yuna's real serious about being a summoner. For Yuna, well the pilgrimage kinda means everything to her. You are going to help her, too, aren't you, Rikku?
    Rikku: Mm. (Nods)
    Tidus: So you shouldn't say that Yuna's sacrificing herself.
    Rikku: (Hugs Tidus anxiously)
    Tidus: Rikku?
    Rikku: I hope you're right.
    [If Rikku and Lulu get on a snowmobile together and drive off, Tidus droops noticeably before slogging over to one.]
    [Kimahri drives next to Tidus]
    Tidus: Say... What do you think about Rikku being an Al Bhed?
    Kimahri: Ronso are followers of Yevon. Ronso dislike Al Bhed.
    Tidus: (Flatly) Oh, I get it.
    Kimahri: Not Kimarhi. Al Bhed are Al Bhed. Rikku is Rikku. Rikku swore to protect Yuna. And Rikku is not a liar. Kimarhi can tell. So, she is a friend.
    Tidus: You know, you might want to tell her that later. I think she needs to know that we still want her with us.
    Kimahri: Kimarhi is surprised.
    Tidus: Why?
    Kimahri: Kimahri think you are kind.
    Tidus: Uh, don't tell anyone, okay?
    [Auron drives beside Tidus]
    Tidus: You're no fun to ride with at all.
    Auron: What?
    Tidus: I'll take Kimarhi over you any day!
    Auron: Hmph. Just don't do anything rash.
    Tidus: What's that mean?
    Auron: I'm saying you should not complicate matters. Or you'll find yourself trapped, understand?
    Tidus: I don't need you to tell me that!
    Tidus: I guess there's some sense in what you're saying.
    Auron: Make mistakes.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Auron: That's what youth is for after all. Do not waste it.
    Tidus: Rrrgh. So which is it!?
    Macalania Temple
    Al Bhed on the way in (Linna): Lost my gang.
    Here you go.
    ~400 Gil
     ¬It's cold, ain't it?
    Monk at the door: Halt! The likes of her are not welcome in this hallowed place.
    Auron: She is a guardian.
    Monk: An Al Bhed, a guardian? Preposterous!
    Rikku: I've decided to be Yuna's guardian now, and that's all I want.
    Auron: And that's all one needs to be a guardian.
    Monk: Very well.
    ¬Monk: I will hold you personally responsible if anything happens.
    If you backtrack to get that treasure chest Clasko's birdie was blocking earlier...
    Guado barring the road past the Agency: Hurry to Macalania Temple. Lord Seymour is expecting you.

    Wrapped-up monk in Agency: Could the Al Bhed be celebrating the wedding, too? It's hard to believe.

    Woman in winter clothes in the Agency: Lady Yuna's wedding is so soon! I'm so excited I can hardly sleep!
    Macalania Temple, Great Hall
    [Shelinda runs up]
    Shelinda: Ah! There you are!
    If Tidus told her earlier that Yuna had turned down Seymour's proposal...
    Shelinda: So Lady Yuna is getting married. You shouldn't kid around about these things.
    Shelinda: Maester Seymour and Lady Yuna... I couldn't be happier... even if it was my own wedding. Now, victims of Sin will have something to be joyful about.
    Tidus: Yeah, I guess so.
    Shelinda: You're not happy?
    Tidus: Nah, it's complicated.
    Tidus: Say... Do you know where Yuna is?

    Shelinda: I believe...she's gone to the Cloister of Trials with Maester Seymour.
    [Other guardians head for stairs, but monk bars the way]
    Shelinda: I am travelling north to tell the people the wonderful news!
     ¬I am indebted to Lady Yuna. Wherever they are to hold the ceremonies, I'll make sure to be there.
     ¬Please send my best regards to Lady Yuna.

    Tromell: Ah, Lady Yuna's guardians! I haven't thanked you for your help earlier. (Japanese bow) Thanks to you I was able to bring Lady Yuna here safely. You have my sincerest gratitude. It...isn't much, but I want you to have this. ~Shell Targe
     ¬Lord Seymour and Lady Yuna's marriage will help foster goodwill between us and humankind. Lord Jyscal, rest his soul, would be pleased, I'm sure of it.
     ¬Well... we have much to do before the ceremony. We are all going to be very busy.
    Monk at top of stairs: Entry is not permitted. Lady Yuna is on her way to the Cloister of Trials.
    [A nun runs out of quarters and collapses.]
    Nun: Lord Jyscal! A sphere, in Lady Yuna's belongings...
     ¬Why would the lady have such a thing?
    Nuns' Chambers
    Auron: This may well answer a few questions.
    [Tidus plays sphere]
    Jyscal's Sphere
    Jyscal: What I am about to tell you is the unclouded truth. I swear it on my honor as a Guado. Listen to me very carefully, for I shall tell you the truth about my son, Seymour. His mind is closed even to me, a maester of Yevon. But I can feel flames of darkness burning in his heart. He is using Yevon, the Guado, and even the summoners. If he is not stopped, he will surely bring destruction and chaos to Spira. I will leave this world soon, killed by my own son. But I do not fault him. Because I was not wise enough, he has suffered, and become twisted. I could not protect him and his mother from the world and its cruelty. I will accept death as punishment for my deeds. But whoever is watching this... I implore you to stop Seymour! Stop my son.
    Auron: Wonderful.
    Rikku: Will Yuna be all right?
    Auron: Without us, no.
    [He leaves. Kimahri and Rikku run after.]
    Wakka: Where you goin'?
    Tidus: You saw, didn't you? Seymour's bad news!
    Wakka: But he's a maester!
    Tidus: Hmph. Fine! Stay here if you want!
    Lulu: Come on, Wakka. Let's at least hear him out.
    Wakka: (Facepalm) This can't be happening.
    Talking to bystanders after viewing Jyscal's sphere ...
    Winter-dressed woman with face in hands: Lord Jyscal...How horrifying! I shall pretend I did not witness that. This does not bode well. Please be careful. ~Hi-Potion

    Nun in green: I can't believe what the sphere has shown! There must be some mistake. I shall keep the sphere safe here, and return it to Lady Yuna.
    Macalania Temple Main Hall
    Shelinda: What has happened? Is there anything I can do?

    O'aka: Hurray for Maester Seymour's wedding! [Got any weapons? Got any items? Leave.] Oh, I hear Lady Yuna is still going to continue her journey, ah? I wonder if that means she and Maester Seymour will fight Sin together? Just like Lady Yunalesca and Lord Zaon!
    Monk lying on back at foot of stairs: That Ronso, he... Bevelle will hear about this!

    Honking cat musician: We're the life of the party! It's our job to be happy and merry! Join us!
     ¬Listen to our magnificent music! We'll have a ball!

    Drumming frog musician: Hey, this place is just like mine! It's damp and cold and makes me sleepy.
     ¬We'd better start the wedding before I get too sleepy.

    Pompous bird musician: Let us add joy to the wedding by contributing our song!
     ¬Forget about Sin's terror for a moment and listen to this exquisite piece.
    Monks' Chambers (left)
    Old monk in purple: I can't believe Seymour's getting married. It's certainly something to celebrate! Please give this congratulatory gift to Lady Yuna. ~Elixir
     ¬When Seymour was first ordained a monk, he was my junior. Now look at him! He's a maester, betrothed to a summoner. I'm absolutely nothing compared to him.
     ¬Seymour doesn't flaunt his status. He's a down-to-earth gentleman.

    Man in brown and green: I thought I heard a scream! I know we're celebrating Maester Seymour's marriage, but it musn't get out of hand.
    These are leftovers from the banquet. Go ahead, take 'em with you, lad. ~Ether

    Little nun: Maester Seymour always smells so nice! Isn't he grand?

    Another horn-player: Such a fine day to celebrate! The monks should let loose today!
     ¬Live it up, everyone! Have a blast and make everyone happy!

    Another frog drummer: Have you seen my cousin outside? We're always competing with each other.
     ¬But unlike him, I'm a diligent worker. I only sleep on the job sometimes...Not all the time.

    Another pompous harpist: With rank set aside like this, I believe everyone is behaving a little too wildly.
     ¬Strip away the exterior, and the devout monk is just another man, it seems.

    Guard in Monks' Chamber: Hic! Eh...I've been protecting Maester Seymour since he was a wee lad. Ask me if there's anything you want to know 'bout Maester Seymour.
     ¬Ye do wanna know more about Maester Seymour, no?
    Cloister of Trials (Already solved, luckily)
    [Guardians assemble in an icy tunnel]
    Auron: Kimahri's up ahead. Go.
    Tidus: Right!
    Auron: (To Wakka) We will protect Yuna from anyone. Even a maester.
    Wakka: This can't be happening.
    Lulu: If he is truly at fault, it must be done.
    Waiting Room Outside Chamber of the Fayth
    [Seymour stands at inner door with his usual pair of bodyguards. Tidus skids to halt among guardians.]
    Tidus: Seymour!
    Seymour: Please be silent. Lady Yuna prays to the fayth.
    Tidus: Make me.
    [Seymour comes down steps, between bodyguards. Tidus glares. Seymour smirks. The door opens.]
    Tidus: Yuna!
    Yuna: Oh! But why...? (Comes down to them)
    Tidus: We saw Jyscal's sphere.
    Auron: You killed him.
    Seymour: What of it? Lady Yuna, certainly you know of these things, did you not?
    Yuna: (Nods)
    Seymour: Well then, why have you come here?
    Yuna: I came... I came to stop you!
    Seymour: I see. You came to punish me, then. (Holds out hand to her.)
    Yuna: (Backs away)
    Seymour: What a pity.
    [Guardians close ranks around her]
    Seymour: Ah, of course. "Protect the summoner even at the cost of one's life." The Code of the Guardian. How admirable. Well, if you're offering your lives, I will have to take them.
    Yuna: Maester Seymour, I trust my guardians with my life. But they are also my friends. I will not stand by and watch them be hurt. I will fight you, too!
    Tidus: All right!
    Wakka: (Pleading) Maester Seymour!
    Seymour: So be it.

    [Boss battle.]
    "Talk" during Seymour battle...
    Tidus: I knew you were bad news from the first time we met!
    Seymour: Oh, my sincerest apologies. (Doesn't sound sincere one bit)
    Tidus: Seymour!

    Yuna: You may be a maester, but I will still fight!
    Seymour: Your eyes, they burn with resolve... Beautiful.

    Wakka: Maester! We must stop this!
    Seymour: ... ... ...
    Wakka: Aaahh... This can't be happening!
    Seymour: Feel my pain! Come, Anima!
    [Really icky aeon rises out of floor.]
    Tidus: Yuna! The new aeon!
    Yuna: O fayth, lend me strength!
    [Anima gets frosted]
    Seymour: That power that defeated Anima... It will be mine!

    [Seymour crumples artistically. Yuna runs to him.]
    Seymour: would pity me now? (dies)
    Tromell: (Entering with attendants) Lord Seymour! What happened here?
    Wakka: What...what have I done?
    Tidus: Wait a minute! It's not our fault at all! Seymour struck first! He's the bad guy!
    Tromell: You did this?
    Auron: Yuna. Send him.
    Tromell: No, stop! Stay away from him, traitors!
    [Attendants drag Seymour out. Tromell follows.]
    Yuna: Traitors?
    Wakka: We're finished.
    Tidus: Now hold on just a minute! Seymour's the bad guy, right? We'll just explain to everyone what happened!
    Auron: It won't be that easy. Let's get out of here.
    [Returning through tunnel, floor vanishes.]
    Tidus: Whoa! Gimme a break!
    [Solve Cloister of Trials... then come back to a bigger trial, the crowd waiting on the other side.]
    Macalania Temple, Main Hall
    Yuna: Please...
    Auron: Give us a chance to explain.
    Tromell: No need, I already know what I'll tell the other maesters.
    Auron: Meaning...?
    Tromell: Lord Seymour was the leader of the Guado before becoming a maester.
    Tidus: You're not letting us go.
    Tromell: Let you go? Lord Seymour would never forgive us if we did.
    Rikku: Wait, wait! Jyscal's sphere! We can show it to them!
    Tromell: You mean this? (Hold it up and crushes it)
    Yuna: Hey!
    Tromell: The Guado take care of Guado affairs.
    Kimahri: Away! (Swings spear to clear a path)
    Auron: Run! (Bowls over Guado guard and charges)
    Outside Macalania Temple
    O'aka: (Facepalm) You've really done it now! Wanna buy something, just in case? [Sure. | Not now.]
     ¬You be careful. [ On second thought... | Never mind.]
    You can annoy Auron by trying to re-enter Macalania Temple...
    Auron: (Dashes back) Where are you going?
     ¬This way!
     ¬Hurry up!
    [Party flees hordes of pursuers. Eventually cornered on frozen Lake Macalania and fight a Boss that shatters the lake-ice in its death-throes. Thanks to the wonders of anime physics, party lands far below on flooded ground.]
    Narrative: "Praise be to Yevon." That's what I would have said, if I was a follower of Yevon. We were all there, and in one piece. Even if I had a headache from wondering what was in store from us next.
    Under Lake Macalania
    Lulu: We're under the lake ice, aren't we? [Maybe. | Who knows?] Look. That's the bottom of the temple. We've fallen a long way.
     ¬So now we're the traitors that killed a maester.

    Auron: What now, I wonder.
    Tidus: "What now?" You act first and think later, don't you? I mean, can't you be a little more responsible? We're all depending on you. You know?
    Auron: A lecture?
    Tidus: No, no, no. (Heh, heh) Just a suggestion.
    Auron: You should place trust in your friends. But you can't expect someone to protect you all the time. You would do well to remember that.
    Tidus: Is that a lecture?
    Auron: It's advice.

     ¬Auron: Young summoners are magnets for trouble.
     ¬The Hymn, hmm...

    Wakka: (Droops, sighs)
    Tidus: Hey, Wakka, would you cheer up? Look, we only did what we had to do.
    Wakka: It doesn't matter! Don't you see? I've always walked the path of Yevon...but now, I'm a traitor. How could this happen? (Turns and shakes fist towards Rikku) Damn.
    Tidus: It's not Rikku's fault either.
    Wakka: (sigh) You don't know how I feel.

    ¬Wakka: Wonder what the Aurochs are doing now.

    Kimahri: Yuna will wake soon. Kimahri knows this.
     ¬No sign of enemy.
    Rikku: I'm sure Yunie's okay. She's breathing fine and all. How are Lulu and Wakka?
    Tidus: Mmm...Well, Wakka's in shock. Can't blame him, either. And Lulu, well, she's just the same as always.
    Rikku: She's so together. All grown up, I guess.
    Tidus: I guess.
    Rikku: Well, just give me five or six more years.
    Tidus: So, Kimahri, how do we get out of here?
    Rikku: (Bops Tidus) Hey, don't change the subject!
    Kimahri: We climb.
    Rikku: Kimahri, too!
    Kimahri: Only those who try will become.
    Rikku: Huh?
    Tidus: I think he means you have to work hard if you want to be like Lulu.
    Rikku: Oh! I will!
    Kimahri: Kimahri think Rikku should stay Rikku.
    Rikku: Huh? Hey! Are you saying I'll never be like Rikku! Kimahri!
    Wakka: How can you laugh at a time like this!?
    Yuna: (Stirs)
    Tidus: Yuna!
    [Slight fast forward, guardians gathered around Yuna]
    Yuna: I wanted to confront Maester Seymour about his father, Lord Jyscal. I wanted to convince him to turn himself into Yevon's judgement.
    Lulu: In exchange for marriage?
    Yuna: Yes, if that's what it took.
    Tidus: So, what did Seymour say?
    Yuna: He didn't say anything. I don't even think it was worth it. I should've told you what I was going to do.
    Auron: Enough. Dwelling in the past is futile.
    Rikku: Hey! You don't have to say it like that!
    Auron: You want to waste time listening to her regrets?
    Rikku: You don't have to say it like that.
    Auron: Our immediate concern is Yuna's pilgrimage. Are you willing to go on?
    Yuna: Yes. But then, do you think Yevon will allow it?
    Auron: The fayth are the ones that give power to the summoners. Not the temples or the teachings. If the temples try to stop us...then we will defy Yevon if we must.
    Tidus: Whoa!
    Rikku: I can't believe you said that!
    Lulu: Sir Auron!?
    Wakka: Count me out. We have to atone, to make up for the sins we have committed. Of's not like I ever liked Maester Seymour, ya? No way I'll ever forgive him for killing Lord Jyscal...and for trying to do us all in too, you know? But still, the bunch of us going against Yevon? No way!
    Lulu: But still, we have transgressed and must face our punishment.
    Yuna: We must go to Bevelle. We must speak with Maester Mika and explain what has happened. There is no other way, I think.
    Wakka: I agree.
    Lulu: Mm. (nods)
    Yuna: Sir Auron...
    Auron: So it is decided.
    Yuna: Will you come with us?
    Auron: I am the troublemaker, after all.
    Tidus: Yeah, that's right! You can always count on Auron to complicate things!
    Rikku: Yeah! Kimahri roars, and Auron runs off, and...
    Auron: I never asked you to follow me.
    Tidus: Hey, but that's what friends are for. Right?
    Rikku: Yep!
    Yuna: (To Tidus) Thank you.
    Rikku: Friends, huh?
    Tidus: (Chuckles )
    Wakka: Man... How can you all act like nothing's wrong? Must got nerves of steel or something.
    Lulu: You're too edgy. Listen to the hymn and calm down.
    [They scatter, each left to his own thoughts. A woman's voice is singing the Hymn of the Fayth in the background.]
    Tidus: Is that coming from the temple?
    Yuna: Yes, it is Yevon's gift. (Yevon bow) It soothes the hearts of the faithful.
    Wakka: Say, you feel something weird in the air? Some kind of bad vibes or something.
  • Yeah!
  • Wakka: I thought so.
  • Nope.
  • Wakka: Oh? Maybe I'm coming down with something.
  • ¬Wakka: I feel really weird.

    Rikku: Heh heh. Friends, huh? First time a non-Al Bhed called me that.

    Tidus: Who is that singing?
    Lulu: The fayth.
    Tidus: Oooh.... Huh? The fayth? What? It can sing?
    Lulu: Of course it can. Don't be a fool.
     ¬Say, isn't the ground shaking?

    Yuna: I'm sure that Maester Mika will listen to us.

    Kimahri: This place smell different now. Kimahri not know if this good or bad.
     ¬Kimahri feel no danger.
    Auron: Jecht used to sing this song...
    Tidus: Yeah, over and over. (Laughs) But not this good, that's for sure.
    Auron: Another trait you share.
    Tidus: Huh? What, were you listening?
    [Flashback: Zanarkand dock. Tidus humming, Auron off-screen.]
    Tidus: Eesh... Can't I get a little privacy?
    Auron: Your singing reminded me of Spira.
    Tidus: Oh, right. You're not originally from Zanarkand, are you? You homesick?
    Auron: Maybe.
    Back under lake...
    Tidus: Say, how'd you get to Zanarkand, anyway? Sin?
    Auron: ...
    Tidus: Uh-huh, I thought so.
    Tidus: That proved it. Sin was the link between Zanarkand and Spira. Which means, if we kill Sin, I'll never be able to go home.

    ¬Auron: We should get moving soon.
    [Eerie silence.]
    Rikku: Hmm?
    Lulu: The singing stopped.
    Wakka: There's something here!
    Auron: The ground!
    FMV: Sin Sleeps
    [Sin drifts in deep water...]
    Yuna: Sin!?
    Lulu: The toxin! Watch out!
    [Confusing jumble of images, then everything goes fuzzy]
    Narrative: It was then I knew...that Sin really was my old man. For the first time, I was finally able to believe it.
    Tidus: The song... You were listening, too! What is it this time?
    Vision: Dim image of Zanarkand, upside down.
    Tidus: Zanarkand... You homesick, too?
    Vision: Blitzballs lying on the deck of their boat.
    Tidus: That's not your world anymore. You're Sin now.
    Vision: Tidus as a child sitting, looking out at the city.
    Tidus: Hey, I'm older now, you know?
    Vision: Jecht standing in front of their door with his back to camera.
    Tidus: I know. You want this to end. I'll find a way. Promise.
    Chapter 9: Bikanel
    Bikanel Island
    Sanubia Desert -- Oasis
    [Tidus splutters awake, floating in water-- deja vu? -- swims out and finds himself in an oasis]
    Tidus: Where am I? (Turns towards water) I forgive you, this time. Be good for a while, okay?
    [Attacked by giant bird]
    Tidus: Whew!
    [Auron arrives to save his butt]
    Auron: Need some help?
    [Lulu arrives next round with a bolt of lightning]
    Lulu: Are you all right?
    [Finish off Zu]
    [If Tidus finishes off Zu before they arrive...]
    Lulu: (Arrives) Are you all right?
    Tidus: We rock!
    Auron: (Arrives) Hmph. Let's go.

    Tidus: (Gasp, wheeze) The others?
    Lulu: Haven't found them yet. We're supposed to stay in one place if we get split up.
    Auron: (Trudges off)
    Tidus: Wait here if you want. He's not.
    [Find Wakka sheltering under large dead machina]
    Tidus: Wakka! You alone?
    Wakka: Mm-hm. Where's Yuna?
    [Tidus, Lulu exchange glances]
    Wakka: Dammit! (Kicks metal support) First I lose Yuna, then I'm ambushed by machina! Great day I'm having.
    Sanubia Desert -- East
    [Find Kimahri slogging up dune and sliding back down.]
    Kimahri: Yuna...gone.
    Tidus: It's not your fault, Kimahri!
    [Find Rikku in a shelter a little further along.]
    Rikku: Oh! Hey, guys!
    If Kimahri's not with you when you find Rikku, she sends you back...
    Rikku: Hmm? (Stamps) Kimahri, too!
    When all the guardians are together...
    Where's Yunie?
    Tidus: Gone.
    Lulu: Gone... (Shakes head) Some guardian I am.
    Rikku: Umm... There's something I wanna tell you, but promise not to say anything.
    Wakka: (Furious scowl)
    Rikku: No glaring either! I know where we are. We're on Bikanel Island. There's a place us Al Bhed call Home near here. Yunie's there, I'm sure of it! Other Al Bhed must've come and rescued her!
    Wakka: Rescued? You mean kidnapped!
    Tidus: What does it matter as long as she's safe?
    Rikku: That's right! Anyway, I will take you there if you promise... that you won't tell anyone about it. Especially not Yevonites, okay? You know they don't like us Al Bhed. Who knows what they'll do if they knew?
    Wakka: Gimme a break. What are you accusing Yevon of this time?
    Rikku: Yevon did something really bad to us before.
    Wakka: Well, you Al Bhed must've deserved it.
    Tidus: Argh! Can't you about this later?
    Rikku: Just promise you won't tell anyone about this island. Promise?
    Tidus: Wakka, come on!
    Wakka: All right, I promise! Lead the way.
    Rikku: You got it!
    [Machina attack]
    Rikku: Let me handle the machina! I can take them apart piece by piece!
    [Rikku gives various directions along the way]
    Rikku: That way!
    Rikku: Uhh.. Which way was it again?
    Rikku: Over here!
    Rikku: Umm...This way!
    Rikku: Umm...I think I'm lost.
    [Sign on south side of Central Desert: Ahead is a place to rest.]
    [Sign by northern save sphere of Central Desert: Beware of Fiend! Weaker fiend to the right. Stronger Fiend to the left.]
    [Blue plaque on nw corner of Central Desert... lefthand is Al Bhed cipher, righthand letters are translation]
    r y c u t e [h a s o d i]
    E D N U C [I T R O S]

    [Sign in N area of Central Desert: Shortcut to Home]
    [Sign in NE area of Central Desert: This way to Home.]
    [Sign in SW corner of Western Desert: Home is near.]
    [Sign in sw of Western Desert]: Danger! Strong fiend in vicinity! (below, faded) : 20% Off All Travel Agency Goods!]
    [Sign in nw of Western Desert] Danger! Beware of Sandstorms!
    North side of Western Desert
    Rikku: Over here! (Climbs dune and looks down) Aaaaaaa! (Dashes down slope)
    Tidus: Rikku!
    [Party follows and looks over the dune]
    FMV: Homecoming
    [A desert base is besieged by large fiends...]
    Wakka: What? Yuna's down there?
    Lulu: Of all the places... Let's go!
    [The party rushes into outer area of complex.]
    Al Bhed Home
    Wakka: Where's Yuna?
    [Rikku runs to the blond spiked-hair guy, who's just collapsed]
    Rikku: Keyakku! Who? Who's attacking us?
    Keyakku: Yevon... Guado... (Dies)
    Rikku: Keyakku? Keyakku!
    Lulu: A war? Between Yevon and the Al Bhed?
    Cid: (Arriving) That is wrong! Guado go for the summoner.
    Rikku: Father...
    [Cid strides over, kneels, embraces Keyakku, then clears throat and stands.]
    Cid: You Rikku's friends? Well, just don't stand there, come on! Let's go kick those Guado out of our Home!
    [Rikku hangs back, looking down at Keyakku]
    Tidus: Who...?
    Rikku: Cid. Leader of the Al Bhed... He's my dad.
    Tidus: Let's go.
    Rikku: Yeah. We have to save Yunie.
    Tidus: Not only Yuna. Right?
    Rikku: Right!
    Inside Home
    Wakka: Yuna! Where are you?
    [Fend off Guado attack]
    Tidus: Let's find Yuna, quick!
    Wakka: What in Yevon's name are those Guado thinking?
    Rikku: This is terrible!
    [They follow her into a corridor. Cid's voice comes over intercom.]
    Cid: This bites! Rikku! You read me? You go under, too! I am leveling Home! And the fiend with it!
    Rikku: Oh, no!
    Wakka: What'd he say!?
    Rikku: We have to get underground!
    Auron: Where's Yuna?
    Rikku: The Summoners' Sanctum! This way!
    [Fend off another Guado attack]
    Tidus: Yuna! Where are you?
    Rikku: Over here!
    If Tidus runs the other way, into a side room...
    Rikku: No, not that way!
    Access panel: Are you Al Bhed? [Sey | No | Yes | On] Name the son of the Al Bhed leader. [Al Bhed Psyches | Cid | Rin Travel Agency | Brother] On what island do the Al Bhed live? [Yevon | Bikanel Island | O'aka XXIII | Home] What is Al Bhed in Al Bhed? [Al Bhed | Ab Lhed | El Bhad | Al Dheb]
    Chest: The first digit is 4 plus 1. The second digit is 7 minus 1. The third digit is 3 times 1. The fourth digit is 2 plus 1. Enter... [Password]
    [They follow Rikku into next hallway]
    Wakka: This place done for.
    Rikku: You're right. You're right, Wakka. We Al Bhed, we...we weren't always like this. Sin destroyed the island where we all used to live. After that, we were scattered to every corner of Spira. But then, my dad brought the Al Bhed together again. If we few put our minds to it and worked together, then we could make a new home. Everyone worked hard, we had our Home back again... But now... Why did things have to turn out this way?
    Wakka: Rikku... (Hugs her) Damn those Guado! What are they thinking?
    [Fend off another Guado attack and run downstairs]
    Lulu: Rikku, what is the Summoners' Sanctum?
    Rikku: The Summoners' Sanctum is where we keep the summoners. We keep them safe there.
    Wakka: You kidnapped them.
    Rikku: (nods) I know it's against the teachings and all that...
    Wakka: I get why you did it, but...
    Tidus: Well, I sure don't get it, Wakka. They might get hurt on their pilgrimage so you kidnap them? I mean, if the summoners don't do their job, then who will beat Sin? You want to protect them, I know. But guardians are there for that. If guardians do their job well, summoners will be safe! Right? (Awkward silence) Right!?
    Kimahri: It's quiet. Kimahri goes now.
    In the Summoners' Sanctum
    Rikku: Yuna, please be here! (gasp)
    [The room is in shambles, wreckage and Al Bhed bodies everywhere.]
    Kimahri: Yuna!
    Dona: She's not here.
    [Dona and Isaaru approach]
    Dona: Hello again. Wait there until we have performed the sending.
    Isaaru: They died...protecting us. It's not much, but the least we can do is give them a proper sending.
    Pacce: (Runs up to Tidus) Hey, um, what's "sacrificed"? The Al Bhed said summoners were being "sacrificed." That summoners shouldn't have to do a pilgrimage...

    Tidus: Why couldn't they trust guardians to protect the summoners? The Al Bhed had no right stopping their pilgrimage!
    Rikku: The pilgrimages have to stop! If they don't, and they get to Zanarkand... They might defeat Sin. Yunie could...but then she... Yunie will die, you know?
    Rikku: You know, don't you? Summoners journey to get the Final Aeon. Yuna told you, didn't she? With the Final Aeon, she can beat Sin. But then...but then... If she calls it, the Final Aeon's going to kill her! Even if she defeats Sin, it will kill Yunie too, you know! (Falls down and starts crying)

    Tidus: Was I the only one who didn't know? (Starts shaking her) Tell me why! Why were you hiding it? Why didn't I know?
    Wakka: We weren't hiding it...
    Lulu: It was just...too hard to say.
    Tidus: Lulu! How could you? How could you? Isn't she like a sister to you? I thought you were family! Why don't you do something, Wakka?
    Lulu: Don't you think we tried to stop her? She follows...her heart.
    Wakka: Yuna, she knew what she was doing when she chose to become a summoner. To face Sin, ya? Yuna knew!
    Rikku: But Wakka, that's just totally wrong! Summoners shouldn't have to sacrifice themselves...just so the rest of Spira can be happy, right?
    [A large fiend materializes from the pyreflies]
    Isaaru: But that is our choice...
    Dona: We all live in fear of Sin. You know that.
    Isaaru: A world without Sin... That is the dream of all Yevon's children. And we will use that power, even if it means our lives!
    [They summon Valefor and Ifrit. Tidus runs over and starts pummelling Valefor while Ifrit heads for beastie]
    Tidus: And I've been telling Yuna... Let's go to Zanarkand together! Let's beat Sin! I told her all the things we could...we could... And all along, the whole time, I didn't know anything! But Yuna, she'd...just smile.
    [Valefor leans down to comfort Tidus. Spurt of fire in background to indicate Ifrit's toasted the beastie]
    Flashback: The Laughing Scene in Luca
    Yuna: Hey, watch! (Whistle)
    Tidus: Hey, you got pretty good.
    Yuna: You sound sad.
    Tidus: Yeah, maybe.
    Yuna: Wanna scream?
    Tidus: Mmm...I really don't think that's gonna help this time.
    Yuna: You know what?
    Tidus: Hm?
    Yuna: It's embarrassing to say this myself...But summoners and their guardians are kind of like Spira's ray of light. A lot of people in Spira depend on us. I learned to practice smiling when I'm feeling sad, you know?
    Yuna: I know it's hard.
    Tidus: Yeah... I understand. I think.
    Yuna: Right, now let's see what you can do!
    [Flash forward to the two of them laughing, no sound, Yuna's voiceover...]
    Yuna: I want my journey to be full of laughter.
    Tidus: I can't let her die! I'll find her!
    [Summoners and guardians run out and board airship.]
    Al Bhed Airship
    On the Bridge
    Cid: No time! Go, go go!
    Brother: Three minutes left!
    Cid: Hurry, hurry! You have one minute!

    Tidus: Where's Yuna?
    Cid: Everyone on board?
    Al Bhed: Everyone alive!
    Tidus: I said, where is she? (grabs Cid) Answer me! Answer me, damn you!
    Cid: What'll you do when you find her, eh?
    Tidus: I didn't know anything about what a summoner is supposed to do. And I told her all those things without even knowing. I've got to tell her. I've got to tell her I'm sorry!
    Cid: That's it? You're gonna tell her you're sorry? And then you just drag her to Zanarkand and make her fight Sin, huh? You're all the same -- let the summoner die so we can live in peace! (Throws Tidus to the deck)
    Tidus: No! I'm not gonna let Yuna die!
    Cid: Hah! Words! Show me action!
    Tidus: I'm telling you, she won't die!
    Cid: Boy, don't forget those words, 'cause if you do...I'm gonna make you regret it.
    Tidus: I won't. So you know where she is?
    Cid: 'Course not. That's why we're gonna look! Using this airship!
    Wakka: A-Airship?
    Brother: Father! Ready to go!
    Cid: Yeehaa! A flight 1000 years overdue!
    FMV: Dry Dock
    [The airship rises from its underground hangar.]
    Brother: Whoa! It moves!
    Cid: Risk big, win big!
    FMV: Nayto Du Ku! [Ready to Go]
    [The airship takes off.]
    Brother: Whoa! It flies!
    Cid: Next, we use that!
    Brother: (Glumly) Whatever you say.

    Brother and several crewmembers sing the Hymn of the Fayth as a dirge.]
    Wakka: What's goin' on?
    Rikku: We're...we're going to blow up our Home.
    Lulu: How?
    Cid: With one of the forbidden machina! Ready? Fire!
    FMV: Leaving Home
    [The airship levels Home with missiles and barely outruns the blast.]
    Cid: Gah-hah-hah-hah! Return to sand!
    Brother: (Bawls)
    Cid: No need for tears! What is good about machina, is they can be build anew, you see?

    Wakka: (To Rikku) Hey, look. Don't get so down. Boom! (Laughs) Like happy festival fireworks, ya?
    Rikku: You can cram your happy festival, you big meanie!
    As soon as you can roam on the airship...

    Wakka: Why didn't I just shut my big mouth?

    Lulu: This is tough on all of us.

    Rikku: I'm okay. I'm fine. Really.

    Auron: The price for protecting summoners.

    Brother: Leave me be! I'm concentrating!
     ¬Flying is really not my forte!
     ¬Keep flying! Keep flying!

    Tidus: Did you ever find anything out about Yuna?
    Cid: I'm lookin' into it, okay? Don't worry, I'm using a sphere oscillo-finder. If she's out there, we'll get her.
    Tidus: A sphere oscillo-finder?
    Cid: It's an ancient machina. I don't know how it works either, so don't ask me, okay?
    Lulu: And you still use it?
    Cid: I don't even rightly know how this rig flies, either!
    Wakka: Oooohh...
    Cid: All because of the Yevon taboo on machina, we're running around in the dark here! Ain't it a rush, kiddos?

    Cid: ¬Careful what you touch! Ship's not as stable as she looks!
    After talking to Cid...
    Lulu: We're powerless as long as we're on this ship.

    Wakka: I can't believe we're flying through the sky in this! A machina!

    Rikku: Remember this ship? It's the one we found under the sea!

    Auron: Whether Yuna's safe or not, there's trouble brewing.

    Tidus can wander and talk to people until he leaves the bridge and comes back...
    Kimahri: Kimahri never forget the Al Bhed sacrifice.
     ¬Kimahri will use machina, if machina can find Yuna.
    Corridor Outside Airship Bridge (Level Three)
    Isaaru: We owe our lives to the Al Bhed. However, no matter how much they beg, we cannot quit our pilgrimage.
    Tidus: Even though you'll die?
    Isaaru: I've known since I was a child. My will is set. If I do not do it, someone else must, you understand.

    ¬Isaaru: I'm amazed this thing can fly, truly! It must be sacrilege to think so highly of a machina. I feel uneasy just riding it!

    Tidus: Sure it's not motion sickness?
    Isaaru: Motion sickness? What infirmity is that?

    ¬Isaaru: As soon as we land, we continue the pilgrimage!

    Maroda: Hey, I'm not looking forward to my brother dying when this is all over. If only there was some way of doing it without anyone dying.

    Tidus: Let's think of one!
    Maroda: Easier said than done. If we had all the time in the world, yeah, we'd think of something. And while we were thinking, Sin would kill us all. Spira doesn't have that time.

    ¬Maroda: The Al Bhed caught up to us in Besaid. They grabbed Pacce, so we had to do what they said. We needed a break, anyway. Pacce was pretty tired. He should never have come on the pilgrimage, little kid like that. Still, he does pretty good for his size. He's gonna be something someday.
     ¬Hey, you know where this ship's headed?

    If Tidus tries to talk to Pacce, who's sitting nose to knees on the deck...
    Isaaru: Let him rest.
    ¬Maroda: Let him sleep, man.
    Ramp from Level Three to Four
    Jogging Female blitzer (Lakkam): The Al Bhed Psyches all escaped harm. We are ready to play again!
    Level Four (Blitzers' Quarters)
    Blitzer (Judda) sitting in the middle of the room: Since childhood, I have played only blitz! It is true!

    Al Bhed blitzer standing (Eigaar): Those Guado! They will feel my fury in the blitz sphere!

    Running blitzer (Blappa): Now is the time to train, train!

    Blitzer who looks like Wolverine (Berrik): Forgive me for my actions in Luca. We wanted to protect the summoner, you see?

    Blitzer doing stretches (Nimrook): We need blitz to cheer our people after the loss of Home, you see?
    Ramp from Level Three to Two
    Rin: Well, well. It appears you, too, have escaped harm.
    Tidus: You were on the ship, too?
    Rin: I came to Home to pick up some goods and found myself here. Quite the escape. Thankfully, my goods were spared. Please let me know if you need any of my wares. [ Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave. ]
    Rin: Thank you. Your patronage is very much appreciated. All proceeds will go to help restore Home.
    Rin: Ah, how is your progress with our language?
    Tidus: None too shabby! Check this out! "Hela du saad oui." ("Nice to meet you.")
    Rin: Just repeating what I've said is not talking, now. But your pronunciation's quite passable. You've been studying, I see.
    ¬Rin: May I help you?
    Corridor, Airship Level Two (Above Bridge)
    Al Bhed Child (orange pants): When will we go Home?

    Al Bhed Woman (khaki with green cap): Poor child, he does not understand our Home is no more.
    Side Corridor on Level Two
    [Dona is crumpled near a wall]
    Dona: Look, I'm really tired. Leave me. If it's not an emergency, would you mind leaving?
    Tidus: Okay. (Starts to walk off)
    Dona: Wait... There's something I want to ask you. What would you think if I said I...I was giving up my pilgrimage? ¬Dona: Thanks for the company. I feel so much better now. (Sounds sarcastic)
    Passenger Quarters on Level Two
    Mr. Gas Mask: I must tell the other players in Luca what has happened!

    Woman in bikini: The summoner and guardian seem full of worry.

    Seated man (blond, blue overalls): Years of toil and sweat to build it, and now Home is rubble!

    Man doing stretches: No time for tears and shouting! All we must do is rebuild our Home.

    Woman in striped skirt: Chased by fiend! We are all very tired, and very scared.

    Child: I hit my head when the ship shook. Now I have a lump!

    Woman on left in leggings: Even without our Home, we must live on! I only hope I am able.
    Airship Level One: Observation Deck
    Al Bhed on lefthand side (Keyakku clone): Your face, I have seen it before. Perhaps at the temple in Baaj?

    Woman on right (khaki coat and green cap again): But we say "lose something precious, find something even more precious."

    Child on right: What will I do? My doll! I left it in Home!

    Man further away: It is odd to fly in a ship dragged from the ocean floor!
    Back on the Bridge
    [Auron and Cid are facing off]
    Auron: After rescuing Yuna, then what? You want to keep her safe, correct? Would you seek to stop her pilgrimage?
    Cid: Of course! If she continues this fool pilgrimage, she will die! Sure as if you killed her yourself. No hare-brained law or teaching can send my little niece to her death! When I save her, I'll make her give up being a summoner quicker than a desert melts ice!
    Auron: Even against her will?
    Cid: Better than a dog's death! And I'll take down anyone who don't agree!
    Auron: You are the captain.
    Cid: Good! Then it's settled!
    Auron: (Stalks back to lurking place in hallway)
    Talking to guardians after Auron's argument with Cid...
    Wakka: He called Yuna his, uh, niece, right? I mean, so that makes her Al Bhed, right? Don't say it! Yuna's Yuna, right?
     ¬Yuna's Yuna, right?

    Rikku: Can't Yunie end her pilgrimage?

    Lulu: No matter what happens, Yuna won't give up her pilgrimage.

    Auron: Let him say what he wants.
    Cid: First, we rescue Yuna! Let's show 'em what we got!
    Chapter 10: Bevelle
    Cid's Airship
    On the Bridge
    [Tidus goes over to Brother.]
    Brother: Father! We found Yuna!
    Cid: Where!?
    Brother: I will show you!

    Tidus: Yuna?
    [Glimpse of Yuna in wedding outfit with Seymour -- looks suspiciously like the confrontation between guardians and Seymour on the steps later on]
    Tidus: Where was that!?
    Lulu: The Palace of St. Bevelle. Heart of Yevon.
    Tidus: Gramps, let's move!
    Cid: Easy, kiddo. Bevelle's defenses are top-notch.
    Tidus: What's the matter, gramps? You scared? Yuna's there, so we go and get her! And that's all!
    Cid: Heh! You got guts. Set course to Bevelle! Full speed ahead!
    Brother: Roger!
    [Ship accelerates and knocks Tidus on his back]
    Cid: It'll take a while to get to Bevelle. Meanwhile...
    Tidus: We prepare for battle!
    Talking to Auron or Rikku triggers these...
    Rikku: What's Seymour doing alive? Didn't we take care of him in Macalania?
    Auron: He is dead. As dead as Jyscal was. His attachment to this world kept him from the next.
    Rikku: Whoa, scary!

    Auron: Yuna must be trying to send him.
    Rikku: Wonder if that will work.
    Auron: Perhaps he won't expect it.

    ¬Rikku: Yeah! We're gonna save Yunie, and nobody's gonna stop us!

    ¬Auron: Bevelle... It's been ten years.

    Wakka: I'm glad Yuna's okay and all, but what's with those fancy clothes?
    Lulu: It's called a wedding dress.
    Wakka: What!?

    ¬Wakka: Grrr... What's going on?

    Lulu: The city of Bevelle is built on the water. There may be underwater fighting. You or Rikku should study your magic, just in case.
     ¬Seymour is one of the dead now. Odd. Why does Maester Mika allow the unsent to walk free?
    Cid: They grabbed Yuna back in the Sanubia Desert. One of the Guado squads that attacked Home found her.
     ¬Hah! Wedding, my britches! Now while I'm around! Those Yevon rockheads! I'll give 'em something to remember!
    [The ship shudders. Rin meets Tidus at the door.]
    Rin: We're being attacked from within. Some of the Guado that attacked Home must have snuck on board.
    Cid: You're awfully calm about it!
    Rin: I am calm about most things.
    Cid: Fiends! There's nothing to do but--
    Rikku: (Imitating Dad's accent, sort of) But destroy the ship and all go down together!
    Cid: Eh?
    Rikku: (sigh) You gotta learn a little restraint, Pop. If you crash the ship, we can't go rescue Yunie! Leave the fiends to us professionals! (Poses)
    Tidus: Yeah! Let's go!
    Rikku: Thanks.
    Rin: Rikku, you've made some very good friends, I think. Good luck.
    Cid: Eh, relax! The ship's still got some fight left in her!
     ¬Let 'em take their best shot!
    Ramp from Level Two (Bridge) to One
    Jogging female blitzer (Lakkam): Have care! There are fiend in all places!
    Airship Level One (Blitzer Quarters)
    Blitzer kneeling in middle (Judda): I hoped only to rest at Home a while then return to Luca.

    Blitzer running in circles (Blappa): Everyone be calm! Be calm! Fear is our enemy!

    Standing blitzer (Eigaar): This I leave to you! Battle was never my forte.

    Blitzer leaning against wall (Berrik): Yevon found the place of our Home. Perhaps we were followed?

    Blitzer doing squats (Nimrook): I will not die in this place! I fear no fiend! Come, and I will fight!
    Ramp leading from Level Two to Three
    Maroda: Be careful!

    Pacce: (Running around) Don't worry! We'll guard this area!
    Level Two Main Corridor
    Isaaru: We'll leave the other compartments to you.
    Level Two Side Corridor
    Dona: It's too cramped to call aeons in here. I'll leave this fight to you. Show us your stuff!
    Level Two Cabin
    Woman in bikini: I can use a weapon! I will show them how Al Bhed fight!

    Seated Al Bhed: Come, Guado! I challenge you! I will fight till you are all dust!

    Standing Man: My friends, they died protecting summoner, I will do the same.

    Al Bhed doing squats: Okay, okay!

    Woman in striped skirt: It pains me most to see the children so scared.

    Child: Not scared, not scared! Not scared, not scared!

    Woman in leggings on left: The corridor is protected by summoner. So this room should be safe!
    Level One: Observation Deck
    Blond Guy on left: It is a battle most dangerous. Take this with you. ~Al Bhed potions
     ¬I have lived through bad, and I fear worse is coming.

    Mr. Gas mask: Do the Yevon worms think to kill us all?
    [The party goes to the upper airship cabin and sees a large fiend flying parallel to the airship.]
    Auron: Huh, now there's a rare sight.
    Tidus: Whoa, that's huge!
    Rikku: What is that?
    Lulu: The guardian wyrm, Evrae. The great sacred beast-- protector of Bevelle!
    Auron: The red carpet has teeth.
    Tidus: Wait, that means we're close to Bevelle!
    Cid: (Over ship's intercom) Rikku, you read me? We're gonna fight that thing! Get on deck and show him what you got! Go!
    Rikku: There he goes again.
    Auron: The ferryman asks a high price.

    Cid: What are you doin' loafin' around? Get out there and get that dragon!
    Bottom of Lift to Outer Hull
    Auron: Open the hatch. We fight.
    Rin: Evrae is truly mighty. Be well prepared. [Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave.]
    Wakka: We gotta pay!? If we lose, you'll die too, buddy!
    Rin: I have faith in your victory.
    Wakka: (Facepalm) Gee, thanks.
    [Party takes lift up to outer hull. Evrae makes dramatic entrance. Cid opens the side gunports.]
    Top Deck of Airship
    Cid: We gotta keep our distance, boys, but we can't let her get too far away. You all have to tell me when to move! But tell me quick, eh? This rig ain't so nimble, you hear?
    Tidus: Roger! I'll give the commands!
    Rikku: Not alone, you won't!
    Optional Trigger dialog for battles on top of Airship...
    Rikku: Father! Go far!
    Rikku: Go near more!

    Cid: Wait a moment!!

    Tidus: Go back! Farther away!
    Tidus: Closer! Go closer!

    Cid: Just a minute!
    As the ship moves...
    Cid: Hold on!
    Cid: Don't be falling now!

    If Evrae stays out there instead of swooping back...
    Cid: This is it! I'm hitting it with all we got!

    After 3 salvos, assuming Evrae's still far away...
    Cid: We're out of ammo? This really isn't my day...
    [Evrae gets toasted...eventually.]
    Back on the Bridge
    Brother: Shoot! We're losing power!
    Cid: Hey! I see Bevelle!
    FMV: The Glory of Yevon
    [Airship plummets towards Bevelle. Bride and groom processions converge on high walkways near Tower of Light. Pyreflies of Evrae swirl... ]
    [Kinoc sees pyreflies, motions for warrior monks to brace for attack.]
    FMV: The Red Carpet
    [Airship bursts from clouds and comes under...]
    Kinoc: Fire!
    Seymour: (Dragging Yuna) Come.
    [Guardians slide down grappling cables. Cables snapped, airship veers off.]
    Bevelle -- Tower of Light
    [Yuna, Seymour and Mika watch from top of steps -- Yuna in obvious distress -- as guardians charge towards her...]
    Tidus: Yuna!
    [while fighting their way to wedding party...]
    Tidus: Stay right there, Seymour!
    [Yuna's guardians reach base of steps.]
    Kinoc: This has gone far enough! (Trains rifle on Tidus)
    Auron: (Blocks Tidus) Stop!
    [Party surrounded. Tidus looks up at Yuna, who produces her staff from behind her gown and holds it up defiantly.]
    Seymour: You would play at marriage just for a chance to send me? Your resolve is admirable. All the more fitting to be my lovely wife.
    Mika: Stop! Do you not value your friends' lives? Your actions determine their fate. Protect them... or throw them away. The choice is yours.
    Yuna: (Drops staff)
    Seymour: You are wise.
    FMV: False Vows
    [Seymour kisses Yuna. Guardians horrified. Wedding bells ring. Then...]
    Seymour: Kill them.
    [Kinoc and warrior monks take aim at guardians]
    Kinoc: I am sorry, but it is for Yevon.
    Auron: Aren't those weapons forbidden by Yevon?
    Kinoc: (Shifts aim from Tidus to Auron) There are exceptions.
    Yuna: No! Throw down your weapons! Let them go, or else... (Backs to edge of platform)
    (Motions for weapons to be lowered)
    Yuna: Leave now! Please!
    Tidus: You're coming with us!
    Yuna: Don't worry! Go!
    Seymour: This is foolish. If you fall, you'll die.
    Yuna: (Wipes mouth in disgust)
    Yuna: (To Tidus and friends) Don't worry. I can fly.

    Tidus: (Shakes head in protest)
    Yuna: Believe.
    [Tidus nods reluctantly. Yuna smiles, steps off edge.]
    Tidus: Yuna!
    FMV: Believe
    [Yuna swan-dives backwards over the balustrade, providing major distraction, then summons Valefor to catch her.]
    Rikku: Cover your eyes!
    [She throws something at Seymour's feet. He looks at it like a moron. In the flash that follows, guardians make their escape...]
    Wakka: Wh-What was that?
    Rikku: An Al Bhed flashbomb!
    Tidus: Lemme go! I'm gonna kill that Seymour!
    Kimahri: Yuna said leave! We leave!
    Lulu: We'll join up with her later!
    Auron: Break through! (Snarl, hack)
    [After escaping pursuit...]
    Rikku: Where'd Yunie go?
    Kimahri: Bevelle Palace is temple. Yuna goes to one place only.
    Tidus: The Chamber of the Fayth!
    Tower of Light
    [Guardians enter Bevelle Palace's main tower]
    Lulu: It's too quiet. A trap?
    Tidus: Who cares? Yuna's waiting for us!
    Rikku: Huh? (Pokes nearby console)
    Wakka: What's a machina doing in the temple?
    Rikku: I suppose it comes in handy.
    Wakka: That's not what I mean! The teachings! What about the teachings?
    Rikku: Hey, don't look at me!
    [Lift takes them down to Cloister of Trials, where Rikku pokes at another console]
    Priests' Passage
    Rikku: (Lowers forcefield)
    Wakka: Another machina? Man...
    Auron: So this is Yevon's true face. They betray their own teachings.
    Wakka: They treated us like dirt.
    [Further on...]
    Lulu: The entrance to the Trials.
    Rikku: I wonder if Yunie's really in there.
    Wakka: Let's go and see!
    Lulu: Let's go!
    [Solve Cloister of Trials, reach guardians' waiting room]
    Tidus: Yuna?
    Wakka: Inside, maybe?
    Tidus: Then what are we standing here for? (Struggles to lift inner door)
    Wakka: H-Hey!
    Tidus: You can stuff your taboos!
    [Kimahri gets door open. Inside Tidus finds Yuna and Creepy Little Kid (tm) floating over statue.]
    Tidus: Wh-What's that?
    Auron: A fayth. They join with the summoner, and together receive the aeon. They are human souls, imprisoned in stone by ancient Yevon rites.
    Auron: The dead should be allowed to rest.
    (Collapses as fayth enters her)
    Tidus: Yuna! (Picks her up)
    Rikku: Wait, don't come out!
    [Tidus comes out anyway, finds warrior monk welcoming party.]
    Kinoc: There's the last of them. You are to stand trial.
    Auron: (Dry chuckle) I expect it will be a fair trial.
    Kinoc: Heh-heh. Of course it will.
    Bevelle -- High Court of Yevon
    [Yuna takes stand. Guardians are behind her, Maesters above her on balconies.]
    Maester Kelk: The High Court of Yevon is now in session. The sacred offices of this court seek nothing but absolute truth, in Yevon's name. To those on trial: Believe in Yevon, and speak only the truth.
    Lulu: Maester Kelk Ronso.
    Kelk: Summoner Yuna. You have sworn to protect the people of Yevon, true?
    Yuna: Yes.
    Kelk: Then, consider: You have inflicted dire injury upon Maester Seymour Guado...conspired with the Al Bhed and joined in their insurrection. These are traitorous and unforgivable crimes that disturb the order of Yevon. Tell this court what possessed you to participate in such violence.
    Yuna: Your Grace... The real traitor is Maester Seymour! He killed his father Jyscal with his own hands!
    Kelk: What is this!
    Seymour: (Nonchalant) Hmm? Hadn't you heard?
    Yuna: Not only that... Maester Seymour is already dead!
    Lulu: It is a summoner's sacred duty to send the souls of the departed to the Farplane! Yuna was only doing her job as a summoner!
    Yuna: Grand Maester Mika... Please, send Seymour now!
    Mika: Send the unsent to where they belong?
    Yuna: Yes!
    Mika: (Ominous chuckle)
    Yuna: Maester?
    Mika: Send the dead...hmm? (Pyreflies emerge from him) You would have to send me, too.
    Wakka: What!
    Kelk: Grand Maester Mika is a wise leader. Even in death, he is invaluable to Spira.
    Kinoc: Enlightened rule by the dead is preferable to the misguided failures of the living.
    Seymour: Life is but a passing dream, but the death that follows is eternal.
    Mika: Men die. Beasts die. Trees die. Even continents perish. Only the power of death truly commands in Spira. Resisting its power is futile.
    Yuna: But what of Sin? I am a summoner, my lord, like my father before me! I am on a pilgrimage to stop the death that Sin brings. Are you... Are you telling me that, too, is futile? Grand Maester Mika, I am not alone! All the people who have opposed Sin... Their battles, their sacrifices-- were they all in vain?
    Mika: Not in vain. No matter how many summoners give their lives, Sin cannot be truly defeated. The rebirth cannot be stopped. Yet the courage of those who fight gives the people hope. There is nothing futile in the life and death of a summoner.
    Auron: Never futile... but never ending.
    Mika: Indeed, that is the essence of Yevon.
    Yuna: Lord Mika!
    Mika: Yevon is embodied by eternal, unchanging continuity, summoner.
    Yuna: No...that can't be right!
    Mika: Those who question these truths-- they are traitors!
    Yuna: Lord Mika!
    Prison Cell
    [Tidus and Auron in a giant hanging birdcage. Tidus yelling.]
    Tidus: Get me outta here! I want out now! You hear me?
    Auron: You waste your breath.
    Tidus: (Growls and sits) Man, I hope Yuna's okay.
    Auron: Hm. She's strong. She'll make it.
    Tidus: She'll make it? What, so she can die? Why is it...everything in Spira seems to revolve around people dying?
    Auron: Ahh, the spiral of death.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Auron: Summoners challenge the bringer of death, Sin, and die doing so. Guardians give their lives to protect their summoner. The fayth are the souls of the dead. Even the maesters of Yevon are unsent. Spira is full of death. Only Sin is reborn, and then only to bring more death. It is a cycle of death, spiraling endlessly.
    Tidus: (Sigh)
    Kinoc: (Approaches on catwalk) Come out. Your sentence has been decided.
    Auron: Sentence? Don't you mean execution?
    Kinoc: Really, now, what person would execute a dear friend?
    Auron: You would.
    Entrance to Underwater Via Purifico
    Warrior Monk: Looks like you're next!
    Tidus: Next for what?
    Warrior Monk: (Bayonet to the butt) Get going!
    Tidus: Whoa! (Falls into flooded tunnel below) Where's everybody else?
    Warrior monk: Floating down there somewhere, maybe.
    Somewhere in flooded tunnels...
    Wakka: Oooh! You made it! (High five)
    Rikku: (Swims over)
    Tidus: What's our sentence?
    Wakka: Think they expect us to give up and die down here.
    Tidus: Well, that's a lame way to kill someone.
    Rikku: Where's Yunie?
    Tidus: I don't know.
    Rikku: Wonder if we should wait for her...
    Tidus: Hmm... Let's wait at the exit.
    Rikku: If there is an exit.
    Back in the Court of Yevon
    Mika: How fares the Ronso maester?
    Seymour: It seems my father's murder troubles him.
    Mika: (Chuckles) Ever the Ronso. Hard-headed, hardly useful.
    Seymour: However... The summoner Yuna, daughter to High Summoner Braska... She may be of some use to us alive.
    Mika: She has disturbed the order of Yevon. She cannot be allowed to live.
    Seymour: I understand. (Courtly bow)
    Kinoc: Let it go, Seymour. No one thrown into the Via Purifico has ever survived.
    Mika: Yet there is always a small chance that they might. Place guards at the exit. Kill any who emerge.
    Seymour: Sir. (Courtly bow) Leave that to me.
    Mika: First your father, now your bride?
    Seymour: Allow me to do this because she is my bride.
    Kinoc: Wait. I will go, too.
    Seymour: You do not trust me?
    Kinoc: Would you trust a man who murdered his father?
    Seymour: Very well. As you wish.
    Another, drier part of the Via Purifico
    Warrior monk (I guess): Lady Yuna, forgive me.
    [Yuna travels dark fiend-infested tunnels]
    While searching Via Purifico, Yuna can find Lulu and/or Kimahri...
    Yuna: Lulu, I...
    Lulu: It's okay. I know.

    Kimahri: Yuna, sorry we left you alone.
    Yuna: No, it's okay.
    Auron: There must be an exit somewhere. We search!
    [In the final chamber, Isaaru waits]
    Isaaru: Lady Yuna... So it is you!
    Yuna: Why are you here?
    Isaaru: We rode the airship to the Calm Lands, then came to Bevelle. Maester Kinoc summoned us then. Ordered us to "deal with the traitors."
    Auron: You will fight us?
    Isaaru: The temple's orders are law. Even if you are Lord Braska's flesh and blood... You're a traitor!
    (If Lulu's with Yuna when she meets Isaaru)
    Lulu: His guardians...I don't see them.
    Isaaru: Maroda and Pacce are not here. I will do this unhappy deed myself.
    Isaaru: Forgive me, Lady Yuna.
    [Aeons duel. Isaaru's challenges during fight...]
    Isaaru: Your aeons against mine!
    Isaaru: It's not over yet!
    Isaaru: I cannot let you pass!

    [Isaaru loses, Yuna comes forward to heal him.]
    Isaaru: Stay away!
    Lulu: Yuna, let's go.
    Isaaru: There's a way to the surface up ahead.
    Yuna: (Deep Japanese bow)
    Auron: (To Isaaru) Your pilgrimage is over.
    Bevelle, Highbridge
    [After dealing with water fiends, Tidus, Wakka, and Rikku find the rest of the party]
    Rikku: Yunie! (Runs and hugs) You're all right? We were so worried! It's good to have you back!
    Yuna: Thank you.
    Tidus: Um... I...uh...
    [Seymour shows up with three Guado and a warrior monk carrying Kinoc's limp body, which he drops.]
    Auron: Kinoc!
    Tidus: Why, you!
    Seymour: I have saved him. He was a man who craved power. And great power he had, but he feared losing it. Trembling at unseen enemies, he spent his days scheming petty schemes. Chased by his fears, never knowing rest. You see... Now, he has no worries. He has been granted sleep eternal. Death is a sweet slumber. All the pain of life is gently swept away... Ah, yes. So you see...if all life were to end on Spira, all suffering would end. Don't you see? Do you not agree? That, Yuna, is why I need you. Come, Lady Yuna. Come with me to Zanarkand, the lost city of the dead. With death on our side, we will save Spira, and for this...I will take from you your strength, Yuna, your life, and become the next Sin. I will destroy Spira! I will save it!
    Tidus: You're totally nuts!
    Kimahri: (Strides forward and plants spear-point on Seymour's chest)
    Seymour: Unpleasant... Very well. I will give you your death. You seem to want it so.
    [Seymour wipes out his attendants and absorbs them plus Kinoc, turning himself into a Big Nasty...]
    Kimahri: Run! Protect Yuna!
    Auron: Go!
    Tidus: No way! I'm fighting!
    Auron: (Sticks sword in Tidus' face) I said go!
    [They retreat to other end of bridge, Tidus bellows "Aaaaaaaaaah!" for no obvious reason, then Yuna halts.]
    Yuna: I won't leave Kimahri behind!
    Auron: He is a guardian. Protecting you is everything.
    Yuna: Auron!
    Tidus: That's right! We're all guardians! Yeah, and you know what that means? Yuna... Anywhere you go, I'll follow!
    Yuna: Anywhere I go?
    Tidus: Yeah, anywhere!
    Yuna: Well, then! (In unison with Tidus) Let's go!
    Tidus: Hey, Kimahri! Leave some for us!
    Wakka: Hey! Wait for me!
    Rikku: Me, too!
    Lulu: (Grins apologetically at Auron) I'll go, too!
    Auron: (Amused snort) Heh. (Hefts sword and follows)
    There's always time to shop...
    O'aka: You're quite popular these days, eh? Anything you want, I've got it! [ All right. | No, thanks. ] Traitor or no, Lady Yuna's always been a friend to O'aka.
     ¬Now's the time to make good your escape! [Ask again | No, thanks.]
    Fighting their way back up the Highbridge...
    Yuna: Hold on, Kimahri!
    [Boss fight with Seymour]
    "Talk" during Seymour battle...
    Auron: Although he was not the one man I knew... Kinoc was still my friend, Seymour! You will pay for his death!

    Seymour: So you, too, seek freedom from this painful life?
    Tidus: You talk too much, Seymour!

    Seymour: It is good to see you again, Lady Yuna, but you don't seem pleased...
    Yuna: I'll only be pleased when you're gone to the Farplane!

    Seymour: (Banishing aeon) Death awaits you!
    Macalania Woods
    Narrative: We escaped with our skins intact, but Yuna lost something. I could already tell, her faith was shaken. Yevon had betrayed her. I felt like I should do or say something--anything... But nothing came. I was just as lost as she was. And then...
    Campsite in Macalania Woods
    Wakka: Well?
    Auron: (Returning) We're all clear. We will have to avoid Bevelle in the future.
    Auron: Yuna?
    Rikku: Said she wanted to be alone.
    Auron: Of course.
    If Tidus talks to fellow guardians...
    Auron: Maybe you should go talk to her?
     ¬I am...tired.

    Wakka: Must be tough for Yuna.
     ¬We leave at daybreak. If Yuna figures out where we're going, that is.
     ¬I feel kinda bad leaving everything up to her, you know?
     ¬ (sigh)

    Rikku: Wonder what Yunie'll do, huh? Think she'll quit her pilgrimage?
    Tidus: That's what you want, right?
    Rikku: Well... If Yunie really wants to keep going, then... I guess I shouldn't stop her, you know? That's what I think, anyway.

    ¬Rikku: I wonder if there's a way to perform the Final Summoning and not die? That'd be great, wouldn't it?
     ¬I guess someone would've thought of it in the last thousand years, huh?
     ¬Hey, maybe you should go talk to Yunie.

    Lulu: Yuna's off in the woods. Kimahri's with her but maybe you should go, too?
     ¬I think it might help if you were there.
     ¬ (Sigh) It would be so easy to fight without thinking... Walk a straight line. So easy.
    Macalania Woods -- The Spring
    [Yuna is standing out in water, Tidus on shore. Kimahri keeping watch nearby.]
    Yuna: I always thought that this would be easier somehow. I thought that everyone would help me...with all my friends together beside me. I've been trying so hard.
    Tidus: (Wades out to join her)
    Tidus: Maybe you're trying too hard.
    Yuna: (Looks at him)
    Tidus: They told me...everything.
    Yuna: Everything?
    Tidus: (Nods)
    Yuna: Well, so know.
    Tidus: Yeah. I'm sorry. It's just you know...all those things I said. Like "Let's go get Sin!" Or about Zanarkand... I didn't know what would happen to you, Yuna. I guess... I hope it didn't make you sad. Forgive me.
    Yuna: I wasn't sad. I was happy.
    Tidus: Yuna. Just don't do it.
    Yuna: The pilgrimage?
    Tidus: Yeah. That's right. Forget all about Sin, about being a summoner. Forget all that. You know, live a normal life. Come on now, Yuna, what do you say?
    Yuna: Maybe I will. Wouldn't everyone be surprised?
    Tidus: Yeah. Except Rikku. She'd be with you. Lulu and Wakka wouldn't hold out long.
    Yuna: Kimahri would say yes, too, I know. But Sir Auron...
    Tidus: I'll make him understand, Yuna. It's the least I can do for you.
    Yuna: No, I should tell him. He deserves it.
    Yuna: What'll I do if I give up my pilgrimage?

    Tidus: Hey! Zanarkand! Let's go to Zanarkand! Not the one in Spira, the one I'm from. Yeah, we can all fly there. Everyone can go! Then we'll have a big party at my place!
    Yuna: And then we could see blitzball!
    Tidus: That's right!
    Yuna: Your Zanarkand Abes would play!
    Tidus: Yeah!
    Yuna: We could all watch you play, in the stadium all lit up at night. I'd cheer and cheer till I couldn't cheer anymore!
    Tidus: Right on!
    Yuna: Well, what about after the game?
    Tidus: We'd go out and have fun!
    Yuna: In the middle of the night?
    Tidus: No problem! Zanarkand never sleeps! Let's go to the sea, before the sunrise. The city lights go out one by one. The stars fade... Then the horizon glows, almost like it's on fire. It's kinda rose-colored, right? First in the sea, then it spreads to the sky, then to the whole city. It gets brighter and brighter, till everything glows. It's really...pretty. I know you'd like it.
    Yuna: I'd like to see it, someday.
    Tidus: Well you can, Yuna. We can both go!
    Tidus: Yu...?
    Yuna: I can't. I just can't! I can't go! (cries)
    The Spring
    Tidus: (Draws her close) Yuna.
    They kiss, then ditch physics and float underwater for a romantic interlude.
    [Later, they sit side by side on the shore]
    Yuna: I'll continue. I must. If I give up now... I could do anything I wanted to, and yet... Even if I was with you, I could never forget.
    Tidus: I'll go with you.
    Yuna: Wha?
    Tidus: I'm your guardian. Unless I'm...fired?
    Yuna: (Shakes head "no") Stay with me until the end. (Japanese bow) Please.
    Tidus: Not until the end... Always.
    Yuna: Always, then.
    Kimahri: (Keeping watch in the background, he smiles and leaves)
    Yuna: Maybe you should head back to camp first.
    Tidus: Roger!
    [He starts to walk away, then Yuna whistles and he runs back.]
    Yuna: Wait, I'll go with you.
    [They leave hand in hand]
    Back at Campsite...
    Yuna: Um... Sir Auron? Wakka? Lulu? Kimahri? Rikku? Everyone, we leave at dawn. And...I'm sorry for putting you all through this. (Deep Japanese bow)
    Auron: Enough. You need your rest.
    Yuna: Yes. Good night. (Another deep bow)
    [Next morning. Everyone files out of clearing.]
    Before entering the Calm Lands, it's time to BACKTRACK and chat with NPCs...

    Woman in beige dress at crossroads outside campsite: Hey, did you hear? They're saying there was a riot in Bevelle.
     ¬The warrior monks aren't letting pilgrims into Bevelle anymore.
     ¬And I came all the way out here to pray at St. Bevelle. This is such a disappointment.

    Warrior monk guarding road to Bevelle: You can't enter Bevelle now. The guard is on full alert, you know. So just go back where you came from, got it?
     ¬You commoners should stay quiet and obey the temple. Mind your mouth or we'll mind it for you.

    If Tidus tries to pass him, he's blocked...
    Warrior monk: That road's closed.

    [There's a sphere lying near the Bevelle exit of Macalania Woods South]
    Jecht Sphere: Bevelle Prison
    [Evidently from a security camera. Braska enters; warrior monks give Yevon bow. Braska approaches cell.]
    Jecht: Who are you?
    Braska: You are the one they call Jecht, the man from Zanarkand, are you not?
    Jecht: What of it?
    Auron: (Trots into view) Watch your tongue, knave.
    Braska: (Nods to Auron, then faces Jecht again) Ah. My apologies. I am Braska, a summoner. I've come to take you from this place.
    Jecht: Hmm. Sounds sweet. What's the catch?
    Braska: Ahhaha... That easy to see, was it? I soon leave on a pilgrimage... to Zanarkand.
    Jecht: Seriously?
    Braska: Mm. (Nods) I would like you to join us. It will be a dangerous trip. Yet, if we do reach Zanarkand... my prayers will be answered, and you will be able to go home, we think. What say you?
    Jecht: Great, let's go!
    Braska: Hm. So quick?
    Jecht: Anything to get outta here!
    Braska: Then it's settled.
    Auron: But I must protest...This drunkard a guardian?
    Jecht: Hey! You want to step in here and say that?
    Braska: What does it matter? No one truly believes that I, a fallen summoner wed to an Al Bhed...could possibly defeat Sin. This is what they say. No one expects us to succeed.
    Auron: Braska, sir...
    Braska: (Chuckles) Let's show them they're wrong. A fallen summoner, a man from Zanarkand, and a warrior monk, doomed to obscurity for refusing the hand of the priest's daughter. What delightful irony it would be if we defeated Sin!
    Jecht: Stop gabbin' and get me outta here!
    [Recording clicks off, resumes a short time later with Jecht in main room]
    Jecht: Ahh... Free at last!
    Braska: Now, Jecht... I am in your hands until we reach Zanarkand.
    Jecht: Right, right. So, what's a summer-ner, anyway?
    Macalania Travel Agency
    Woman in winter clothes who was so excited about the wedding: Could it be true that Lady Yuna is a traitor? Oh, I hope not...

    Wrapped-up monk who's always on about the Al Bhed: I heard a flying machina appeared in the skies over Bevelle! Could it really have been the Al Bhed?
    Path into Macalania Temple
    Al Bhed child on steps (Linna): It's best that you don't go.

    Old Guado in front of temple doors: Fool! To come back to Macalania Temple a traitor! Traitor! Find your salvation on the Farplane!
    [One of two warrior monks guarding the doors gestures, and hordes of Gaudo chase party out of the area.]
    Macalania Forest, Sky-Path
    Woman blocking side-path up to the Celestial Weapon power-upper: It's easier to get to Macalania Temple now that this road's open again.
     ¬I used to be able to pass through this way when I was a child, but then a big tree blocked off the road. I'm glad someone cut it down!
     ¬I'm just taking a break now. Even with a shortcut, it can get tiring, you know?
    Macalania Forest
    [Mother and son at s. fork of sky-path and normal path]
    Woman (khaki shirt, gold pants): I'm supposed to meet my husband here, but he hasn't shown up for the longest time.
     ¬I hope nothing bad has happened.
     ¬He's so forgetful. Maybe he's just forgotten our meeting place.

    Boy: I'm supposed to meet my dad here, but he's late!
     ¬Oh, no. Maybe he forgot where we're supposed to meet...
     ¬My dad forgets a lot of things.

    After talking to them, Dad's back in the campsite clearing:
    Dad in gold tunic, green sleeves: I'm supposed to meet my family here, but they're nowhere in sight.
    Now the parents stand near the save sphere on the south side of Macalania woods...
    Mother: I finally met up with my husband, thanks to your help. I can't thank you enough.
     ¬But my son went off into the woods before my husband came.
     ¬I...I don't know what to do.

    Man: I was reunited with my wife thanks to all of you.
     ¬But now my boy's missing. He went into the woods alone.
     ¬I guess he went looking for me since I was late. I'd better find him before the fiends do.

    If Tidus finds the boy (up on the Macalania sky-path side-branch in front of the big orb)
    Kid: It feels like there's something around here, doesn't it? Yeah, there's definitely something around here. I wonder what it could be? You might want to remember this place. (Starts to walk back, meets parents) You found my dad! Thanks a bunch!
    Thunder Plains
    There's a sphere lying out in the middle of nowhere...
    Jecht Sphere - Thunder Plains
    [Recording From Auron's PoV. Braska and Jecht posing, but the camera's wandering off of them]
    Jecht: Hey! Hold it steady!
    Auron: (Irritated) Why am I doing this?
    [Sphere clicks off. Clicks back on to show Braska gazing north, Jecht at right edge of picture.]
    Auron: What do you see there, my lord?
    Braska: Oh, I was just...thinking.
    Jecht: (In distance) This is important! No foolin' around! (Camera pans to left and crops him out) You're gonna spoil it!
    [Flash of lightning]
    Jecht: Whoa!
    [camera moves back to Jecht lying on ground]
    Jecht: Whoa!
    [Camera moves towards Jecht muttering and picking himself up]
    Braska: Are you all right?
    Auron: Now there's a scene for posterity!
    Jecht: Yeah, yeah...
    Braska: (Gales of laughter)
    If Tidus tries to enter Guadosalam, he reconsiders...
    Tidus: Guadosalam? It's probably crawling with Seymour's cronies. Now's no time to be picking fights with the Guado, that's for sure.
    Chapter 11: The Calm Lands
    The Calm Lands
    South Side of Plains
    [Party gathers on grassy ridge and looks out across plains.]
    Lulu: The Calm Lands. Long ago, the high summoners fought Sin here. The road ends here. Beyond, there're no towns, no villages. Only endless plains.
    Auron: Many summoners stray from their path and lose their way here.
    Yuna: (Lying down on grass) I've always known where to go.
    Tidus: (Walks over and reaches down to help her up) I... I won't let you die. I'll find a way, somehow.
    Yuna: Let's go.
    Narrative: I told Yuna I would find a way. I guess I wanted to believe that words could make it come true.
    Maechen: Perhaps you would like to know a bit about these plains?
    [An Al Bhed hover pulls up, scattering wild chocobos]
    Hover driver: Rin's Travelling Agency, at your service! We offer fine wares at reasonable prices. Please consider making a purchase before crossing these vast plains. [ Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave. ] Have a safe and pleasant crossing.
    [Lady Belgemine stands by a lonely spire sw of the Calm Lands Agency]
    Belgemine: Oh, you again. You're quite the notorious traitor these days.
    Tidus: What's it to you?
    Belgemine: (Chuckles) Ah, you shouldn't take what the maesters say too seriously. For summoners, destroying Sin is everything. We are no tools of Yevon, understand?
    Yuna: Yes.
    Belgemine: So, are you up to the task?
    Yuna: I do not know, but I will do my best.
    Belgemine: You've got spirit, but you'll need more to beat Sin. An aeon duel! Show me what you're made of.
    Chocobo Rider: Lost? Follow me if you want to go back to Bevelle.
     ¬Look, these plains go on forever. Take it easy or you'll die out here!
     ¬Smart travellers like me ride chocobos to avoid fiends!

    Chocobo trainer in far nw corner of Calm Lands: I hope you're not planning to cross this place on foot.
    [On the northern rim of the Calm Lands...]
    Svanda: This gorge is called the Scar. They say that when the high summoner cornered Sin, Sin tore the earth here asunder with the last of its strength. The high summoner and Sin struck each other down at the gorge's bottom. Lord Gandof's sacrifice brought us the Calm.
     ¬In the Calm Lands, we bury our dead in this gorge. We cannot send them because few summoners ever make it this far.
     ¬I've heard that the dead that don't receive a proper sending roam the bottom of the gorge as fiends.

    [There's a clue on the rock spire next to Svanda...]
    With the vale at your back go forty-nine, then seven to the right in the truest line.

    On the northwest rim there's a ledge leading down into the Scar, blocked by...
    Man in brown coat: Hey, hey! You can't go down there!
     ¬Even if I don't know what I'm watching for, duty's duty. I'm not moving. Well, unless something really unique happens, that is.
    If you beat the Chocobo Catcher in a race, he moves to the racecourse:
    Hey, I saw it! I saw the race! You were amazing! I can't believe you won! But you were lucky. I mean, sometimes she's hot, sometimes she's not.
     What? Who's watching the gorge? Uh, no one. Shouldn't hurt, right?
    Monster Arena (East side of Calm Lands)
    Monster Arena Guy: This is a training arena that Lord Mi'ihen constructed for the Crusaders. You can hone your battle skills here by fighting fiends gathered from all over Spira! But...the fiends all got away because I, uh, screwed up. I'm too old to gather fiends now, so I'm in quite a fix... So, that's where you come in, sonny! Can I ask you to round up all the fiends for me? Of course, I'm not asking you to do it for free. There'll be nice, fat rewards! On top of that, you can hone your fighting skills anytime against the fiends you bring back here! In addition, any items you win during training are yours to keep for free! But, there will be a small fee for each training session, so bear that in mind. How about it? Not a bad deal, eh? You won't regret it!
    Note: For all the Monster Arena Guy's comments while you're hunting fiends and fighting his creations, see the Appendix at the bottom of this page.
    Travel Agency in the Calm Lands
    [If the party stops here, a monk approaches.]
    Lulu: Father Zuke!
    Father Zuke: Long time no see.
    Father Zuke: You are Yuna? Hmm... You certainly don't look like Maester Kinoc's murderer.

    Wakka: What'd you say?
    Yuna: Please, tell us what has happened!
    Father Zuke: Maester Mika just issued a personal order, you know. It said that you and your guardians murdered Maester Kinoc and fled. We are to kill you on sight, or so it says.
    Auron: What of Bevelle?
    Father Zuke: Things are calm on the surface, but the depths are turbulent. After the death of Maester Kinoc, Kelk Ronso left Yevon.
    Auron: Convenient. Getting around will be easier with Yevon in disarray.
    Father Zuke: But be careful, my friends. You have been branded enemies of Yevon. You should avoid temples for the time being.
    Yuna: Thank you, Father Zuke, for your warning. (Deep Japanese bow)
    Lulu: Father, you came all the way here just to tell us this?
    Father Zuke: To tell the truth, I was a little curious to see... this summoner you are guarding. I hope her pilgrimage goes well. For your sake, too.
    Lulu: Thank you, Father.
    Father Zuke: I must be off. (He and Lulu exchange Yevon bows) I shall pray for all of you. (Leaves)

    Afterwards, Tidus can chat with folks...
    Tidus: Who was that?
    Lulu: Until half a year ago, he was a summoner. Wakka and I were his guardians.
    Wakka: It was kind of a short pilgrimage.
    Lulu: He gave up halfway. Here, on this plain. Now, he is a monk at the Bevelle temple.

    ¬Lulu: This is my third pilgrimage as a guardian. Father Zuke was my second. And my first, well... It ended here, too. I've never been to the lands beyond.
     ¬Mt. Gagazet towers to the north, and Zanarkand lies beyond that.

    Yuna: So, we are officially traitors, then.
    Tidus: Hey, let them say what they want.
    Yuna: It's okay, I'm not worried. (Sigh) Well, maybe just a little. It's so hard not to be.
    Tidus: Hey, it's okay to worry. And if it gets too rough, just yell!
    Yuna: Yell? Hmm... Okay, I might just do that.
    Tidus: Yeah!

    ¬Yuna: I wonder if my father got lost here, too?
    Tidus: Maybe, with my old man helping him!
    Yuna: Maybe I'll ask Sir Auron.
    Tidus: Auron? That grouch never tells me anything.
    Yuna: (Gruff voice) "That is none of your business!"
    Tidus: (Laughs) Not that he keeps out of other people's business, you know what I mean?

    ¬Yuna: Just a little farther to Zanarkand.

    Auron: Messy.
    Tidus: What is?
    Auron: Yevon. Mika and Seymour are not of one mind. Remember what Seymour said last we met. I do not think Mika will concur.
     ¬If Yevon founders, so will Spira.

    Wakka: When I was guarding Zuke... I already told you this, ya? 'Bout when I was too into the game to be a good guardian? So when Father Zuke said he wanted out... Tell you the truth, I was kinda glad.
     ¬Zanarkand's right around the corner. So close already.

    Kimahri: Gagazet is Ronso land. Kimahri home.
    Tidus: Hey! We might meet your family.
    Kimahri: Kimahri has no family.
    Tidus: Oh, sorry.
    Kimahri: But Kimahri not alone.
    ¬Kimahri: Sacred mountain Gagazet. Not change for one thousand years.

    Rikku: She's not stopping, is she?
    Tidus: Yuna...she's made her decision.
    Rikku: But, I can't just let her go.
    Tidus: We won't have to. We'll save Yuna even if she calls the Final Aeon.
    Rikku: But how?
    Tidus: Mmm... I'll think of a way.
    Rikku: But what if you can't?
    Tidus: I'm tired of talking to you. It's always "but" this, "but" that.
    Rikku: But...
    Tidus: Let's think together!
    Rikku: Okay.
    Tidus: And, if we can't think of something...we find another way!
    Rikku: Okay!

    ¬Rikku: Ugh... This is a toughie.
    NPCs in Calm Lands Travel Agency

    Travel Agency Innkeeper (Naida): Welcome. What can I do for you? [ Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave. ]

    Al Bhed beside Travel Agency: I have a message from Cid. He says: We've gone to repair the airship. We'll come get you when we're done! Until then, keep Yuna safe or you'll be sorry, kid.
     ¬After dropping you off in Bevelle, the airship stopped here. They let all summoner off, and went for repairs.
    Calm Lands North: The Gorge
    [A voice hails them after they cross the first bridge, and two Guado appear.]
    Guado: Halt!
    Second Guado: Summons from Lord Seymour. Come with us!

    Yuna: We have nothing to discuss with Maester Seymour!
    Tidus: Yeah, so out of our way!
    Guado: Lord Seymour's commands must be obeyed. You will come!
    Second Guado: I warn you, the maester doesn't need you alive.
    [Large machina stomps out of gorge. Boss fight.]
    If Tidus tries to head down into the gorge...
    Tidus: This isn't the way in?
    Lulu: That way leads down into the valley.
    Wakka: Wow, you know your way around, ya?
    Lulu: (Drifts away)
    Wakka: Huh?
    Gorge Bottom
    [The party gathers outside a cave.]
    Rikku: Where are we?
    Lulu: The fayth is inside. As are the fiends.
    Wakka: (Gasp) Hey. This where...?
    Lulu: Mm. (Nods)
    Tidus: Where what?
    Lulu: The summoner I guarded on my first pilgrimage...died here. (Long silence) Yuna, let's go. The fayth awaits. (Hangs back a moment and takes a deep breath after the others have entered)
    Cavern of the Stolen Fayth
    [Partway through...]
    Rikku: What's a fayth doing in a place like this?
    Tidus: Don't ask me!
    Lulu: They say it was stolen from a temple long ago.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Auron: With no fayth, summoners cannot train. Without training, they cannot call the Final Aeon. Without the Final Aeon, they cannot defeat Sin. That is why.
    Rikku: 'Cause then the summoner won't die!
    Wakka: That must be what the thief was thinking.
    [Rikku and Tidus look at Yuna]
    Tidus: I kinda agree with him.
    Rikku: Mm-hm!

    [Far end of cave...]
    Wakka: Peh! Another Guado fiend?
    Kimahri: No. An unsent.
    [The figure of a woman coalesces out of pyreflies]
    Lulu: It is...It's you, is it not, Lady Ginnem? Forgive me. I was too young.
    [Auron glances at Yuna, who steps forward to perform the sending. Lady Ginnem snaps her arm and disrupts ritual with some kind of shock wave.]
    Lulu: There is no human left in you now, is there?
    [Ginnem lashes out again.]
    Lulu: Very well, then. Allow me to perform my last duty to you. My last as your guardian.
    [Boss fight with Ginnem and Yojimbo]
    Lulu: Strange. I thought it would be sadder, somehow. Maybe I've gotten used to farewells.
    Wakka: You're stronger now.
    Lulu: Wakka, I hope you're right.
    Lulu: Yuna, the fayth is inside. Go do what you came to do.
    Chamber of the Fayth: Yojimbo
    [Tidus accompanies Yuna into the Chamber of the Fayth. Yojimbo's spirit appears above his statue.]
    Yojimbo's fayth: I am the blade of vengeance. They dare only whisper my name: Yojimbo. Summoner, I ask you. What do you want of me? Note: All three work, but he charges less for the last.

    Yojimbo: If you desire my strength, you must pay my price. Make your offer.
    If you offer a low amount...
    Yojimbo: You expect a phoenix, yet you offer chicken feed! No deal.
    If you offer half of his offer + 1, he'll lower his price and ask...
    Yojimbo: Do we have a deal?
    If you don't meet his third offer...
    No deal. Maybe next time.
    If you meet his price...
    Yojimbo: Adequate... You are my client henceforth. My sword shall guard you on your journey, summoner.
    If you offer three times his price...
    Yojimbo: You alone realize my true value. You are a master worth serving. ~ Teleportation Sphere x 2 My sword shall guard you on your journey, summoner.
    The Scar / Crusaders' Training Camp
    Crusader in green: This land, where Lady Yocun trained, is sacred to the Crusaders. Lady Yocun was a member of the Crusaders before becoming a summoner.
     ¬We aren't getting enough new recruits to rebuild the Crusaders.

    Crusader practicing sword moves: High Summoner Yocun once trained in this land. We Crusaders also intend to train here, to challenge Sin once again.
     ¬Yet, our numbers have greatly diminished. Is there nothing we can do now?
    Last Bridge Out of the Calm Lands
    [Yuna hangs back as the party reaches the foot of Gagazet. She winks at Tidus.]
    Narrative: Sometimes Yuna would just stare off into the distance. I finally understood why. She was saying goodbye to the places she'd never see again.
    Chapter 12: Mt. Gagazet
    Mount 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?
    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...
    Biran: You win, Kimahri Ronso.
    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.
    Narrative: 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' 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 (tm) 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 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: 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.]
    Narrative: 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.
    Narrative: 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]
    Chapter 13: Zanarkand
    Outskirts of Ruins: Campsite
    [Party gathered around campfire at sunset. Tidus climbs hill, gazes at ruins.]
    Narrative: Listen to my story. This may be our last chance.
    [Sitting around fire after nightfall...]
    Tidus: Hey! There was more, right? I mean like that time...uh... Anyone?
    Yuna: I think...
    Tidus: Yes?
    Yuna: I think that we should stop...maybe. For now.
    [They pick up their weapons.]
    Yuna: Let's go.
    Road to Zanarkand
    [A river of pyreflies floats overhead...]
    Wakka: Looks like the Farplane.
    Auron: Close enough.
    Entrance to Dome
    Gatekeeper in priest's outfit: Journeyer of the long road, name yourself.
    Yuna: I am the summoner Yuna. I have come from the island of Besaid.
    Gatekeeper: Your eyes, my dear. Show me the long road you have travelled. Very good. You have journeyed well. Lady Yunalesca will surely welcome your arrival. Go to her now, and bring your guardians with you. Go.
    Zanarkand Dome
    [Inside the dome, various glimpses of past summoner parties appear as they travel the catwalks]
    [Two women in Crusader uniforms...]
    Guardian: If it might benefit the future of Spira, I will gladly give my life. It is the highest honor for which a guardian might ask. Use my life, Lady Yocun, and rid Spira of Sin.
    Rikku: What...what was that?
    Auron: Our predecessors.
    Lulu: She said "Lady Yocun," didn't she? Wait! She guarded High Summoner Yocun?
    Auron: This dome is filled with pyreflies. It's like one gigantic sphere. People's thoughts remain here. Forever.
    [Farther on, a blue-haired Guado boy...]
    Boy: No! Mother, no! I don't want you to become a fayth!
    Mother: There is no other way. Use me and defeat Sin. Only then will the people accept you.
    Boy: I don't care about them! I need you, Mother! No one else!
    Mother: I don't...have much time left.
    Wakka: Hey, wasn't that...?
    Rikku: Seymour?

    Tidus: Ah!
    [Further on, they come upon Braska and his guardians]
    Jecht: Hey, Braska. You don't have to do this.
    Braska: Thank you for your concern.
    Jecht: Fine. (Folds arms) I said my piece.
    Auron: Well, I haven't! Lord Braska, let us go back! I don't want to see you...die!
    Braska: You knew this was to happen, my friend.
    Auron: Yes, but I...I cannot accept it.
    Braska: (Chuckles) Auron, I am honored that you care for me so. But I have come to kill grief itself. I will defeat Sin, and lift the veil of sorrow covering Spira. Please understand, Auron.
    Zanarkand Dome: Entrance to Cloister of Trials
    [Braska and guardians appear again]
    Jecht: Are the Trials ahead?
    Braska: Probably.
    Jecht: Here, too, huh? Gimme a break. I was expecting, you know, parades and...fireworks!
    Braska: You can ask for them after I defeat Sin.
    Cloister of Trials
    [After slogging their way through another boss fight]
    Auron: Yuna... We're here.
    Yuna: The hall of the Final Summoning.
    Auron: Go.
    Yuna: Yes. (Bows)
    [Yuna takes the lift down. Again, we hear an echo of the past...]
    Jecht: Huh? What do you mean no Final Aeon?

    Yuna: (Returning via lift) Sir Auron! Everyone!
    Chamber of the Fayth
    [Party goes down...]
    Yuna: This isn't a fayth. It's just an empty statue.
    Dome Gatekeeper: (Appearing) That statue lost its power as a fayth long ago. It is Lord Zaon, the first fayth of the Final Summoning. What you see before you is all that remains of him. Lord Zaon is...his soul is gone.
    Wakka: Gone!?
    Rikku: You mean, there is no Final Aeon?
    Gatekeeper: But fear not. Lady Yunalesca will show you the path. The Final Aeon will be yours. The summoner and the Final Aeon will join powers. Go to her now. Inside, the lady awaits. (Makes symbol of Yevon and vanishes)

    Tidus: Yuna, wait! Auron, you knew this was going to happen, didn't you?
    Auron: Yes.
    Rikku: Why didn't you tell us!?
    Auron: If I had told you the truth, would that really have stopped you from coming?
    Kimahri: Yuna.
    Yuna: I'm not going back.
    Kimahri: Kimahri knows. Kimahri go first. Yuna is safe. Kimahri protect.
    Hall of the Final Summoning
    Rikku: Someone's coming!
    Yuna: Lady Yunalesca.
    Yunalesca: Welcome to Zanarkand. I congratulate you, summoner. You have completed your pilgrimage. I will now bestow you with that which you seek. The Final Summoning...will be yours. Now, choose.
    Yuna: ...
    Yunalesca: You must choose the one whom I will become the fayth of the Final Summoning.
    [They gasp]
    Yunalesca: There must be a bond, between chosen and summoner, for that is what the Final Summoning embodies: the bond between husband and wife, mother and child, or between friends. If that bond is strong enough, its light will conquer Sin. A thousand years ago, I chose my husband Zaon as my fayth. Our bond was true, and I obtained the Final Aeon. There is nothing to fear. You will soon be freed of worry and pain. For once you call forth the Final Aeon, your life will end. Death is the ultimate and final liberation. Your father, Braska, chose this path. (Leaves)
    Another flashback to Braska's pilgrimage: Hall of the Final Summoning.]
    Auron: It is not too late! Let us turn back!
    Braska: If I turn back, who will defeat Sin? Would you have some other summoner and his guardians go through this?
    Auron: lord, there must be another way!
    Jecht: This is the only way we got now! Fine. Make me the fayth. I been doing some thinking. My dream is back in the other Zanarkand. I wanted to make that runt into a star blitz player. Show him the view from the top, you know. But now I know there's no way home for me. I'm never gonna see him again. My dream's never gonna come true. So make me the fayth. I'll fight Sin with you, Braska. Then maybe my life will have meaning, you know.
    Auron: Don't do this, Jecht! If you live...there may be another way! We'll think of something, I know!
    Jecht: Believe me, I thought this through. Besides... I ain't gettin' any younger, so I might as well make myself useful.
    Braska: Jecht.
    Jecht: What! You're not gonna try to stop me, too?
    Braska: Sorry. I mean...thank you.
    Jecht: Braska still has to fight Sin, Auron. Guard him well. Make sure he gets there.
    Auron: (Stammers)
    Jecht: Well, let's go.
    Auron: Lord Braska! Jecht!
    Jecht: What do you want now?
    Auron: Sin always comes back. It comes back after the Calm every time! The cycle will continue and your deaths will mean nothing!
    Braska: But there's always a chance it won't come back this time. It's worth trying.
    Jecht: I understand what you're saying, Auron. I'll find a way to break the cycle.
    Auron: You...have a plan?
    Braska: Jecht?
    Jecht: Trust me, I'll think of something. (Laughs)
    [Braska and Jecht leave; young Auron falls to his knees in despair. The current edition snarls and tries to behead his own image before it fades.]
    Auron: And the cycle went on.
    Tidus: We'll break it!
    Wakka: But how? What, you got a plan now?
    Lulu: If one of us has to become a fayth...I volunteer.
    Wakka: Me too, Yuna!
    Tidus: Tidus: That still won't change anything, you know? You'd bring the Calm, and then what? That won't break the cycle!
    Wakka: Listen... You wanna defeat Sin and keep Yuna alive... You don't want Sin to come back, ya? That is just not gonna happen, brudda, you know?
    Lulu: If you want everything, you'll end up with nothing.
    Tidus: But I want everything!
    Wakka: Now you're being childish!
    Tidus: I give up. So what would an adult do, then? They know they can just throw away a summoner, then they can do whatever they like. You're right, I might not even have a chance. But no way am I gonna just stand here and let Yuna go. And what Auron said about there being a way... I think it's true.
    Rikku: "You'll think of something"?
    Tidus: Yes. I'll go ask Yunalesca. She's got to know something.
    Rikku: You really think she'll help you?
    Tidus: I don't know, but I have to try. This is my story. It'll go the way I want it...or I'll end it here.
    Yuna: Wait. You say it's your story, but it's my story, too, you know? It would be so let my fate just carry me away...following this same path my whole life through. But I know...I can't. What I do, I do...with no regrets.
    [She passes through doors; they follow]
    Dome -- The Beyond
    Yunalesca: Have you chosen the one to become your fayth? Who will it be?
    Yuna: Might I ask something first? Will Sin come back even should I use the Final Summoning to defeat it?
    Yunalesca: Sin is eternal. Every aeon that defeats it becomes Sin in its place... And thus is Sin reborn.
    Tidus: So that's why Jecht became Sin.
    Yunalesca: Sin is an inevitable part of Spira's destiny. It is neverending.
    Wakka: Neverending? But...but...if we atone for our crimes, Sin will stop coming back, ya? Someday, it'll be gone, ya?
    Yunalesca: Will humanity ever attain such purity?
    Wakka: Uh...
    Lulu: This...this cannot be! The teachings state that we can exorcise Sin with complete atonement! It's been our only hope all these years!
    Yunalesca: Hope is...comforting. It allows us to accept fate, however tragic it might be.
    Tidus: No!
    [Just as Tidus yells and charges, the ghost-image of young Auron reappears and does likewise, brandishing his sword]
    Auron: No! Where is the sense in all this? Braska believed in Yevon's teachings and died for them! Jecht believed in Braska and gave his life for him!
    Yunalesca: They chose to die...because they had hope.
    [Young Auron gives a horrible yell and leaps, and Yunalesca zaps him. He flies across the room and crumples, then fades away.]
    Yunalesca: Yevon's teachings and the Final Summoning give the people of Spira hope. Without hope, they would drown in their sorrow. Now, choose. Who will be your fayth? Who will be the one to renew Spira's hope?
    Yuna: No one. I would have gladly died. I live for the people of Spira, and would have gladly died for them. But no more! The Final a false tradition that should be thrown away.
    Yunalesca: No. It is our only hope. Your father sacrificed himself to give that hope to the people. So they would forget sorrow.
    Yuna: Wrong. My father... My father make Spira's sorrow go away. Not just cover it up with lies!
    Yunalesca: Sorrow cannot be abolished. It is meaningless to try.
    Yuna: My father... I loved him. So I... I will live with my sorrow, I will live my own life! I will defeat sorrow, in his place. I will stand my ground and be strong. I don't know when it will be but someday, I will conquer it. And I will do it without...false hope.
    Yunalesca: Poor creature. You would throw away hope. Well... I will free you before you can drown in your sorrow. It is better for you to die in hope than to live in despair. Let me be your liberator.

    Auron: Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!
    Kimahri: Yuna needs Kimahri. Kimahri protect Yuna.
    Rikku: Well, I'm fighting!
    Wakka: I can't believe we're gonna fight Lady Yunalesca! Gimme a break!
    Lulu: You can always run.
    Wakka: Hah! I'd never forgive myself--no way! Not if I ran away now. Even in death, ya!
    Lulu: My thoughts exactly.
    Tidus: Yuna! This is our story! Now let's see this thing through together.
    Yuna: (Nods and smiles)
    [They beat the stuffing out of Yunalesca]
    Yunalesca: If I die, so does the Final Aeon. And with it, Spira's only hope.
    Tidus: Then we'll find Spira a new hope!
    Yunalesca: Fool. There is no other way. Even if there was... Even if you did destroy Sin... Yu Yevon the immortal would only create Sin anew.
    Tidus: Yu Yevon!?
    Yunalesca: Ah... Zaon... Forgive me... Spira has been robbed of the light of hope... All that remains is sorrow. (Dissolves)
    Yuna: I cannot believe what we just did.
    Tidus: Let's do something more unbelievable.
    Rikku: What?
    Tidus: Destroy Sin. So it won't come back, and without the Final Aeon. I don't know how just yet. But I'll find out.
    Hall of the Final Summoning
    [On the way out, Auron and Tidus hang back.]
    Auron: We must talk.
    Tidus: What?
    Auron: There is something you should know.
    Tidus: I's about you, right?
    Auron: I am also an unsent. You are not surprised?
    Tidus: I think I kinda knew. It was Yunalesca, wasn't it?
    Auron: When Braska and Jecht died defeating Sin...I just couldn't accept it. I came back here...tried to avenge them. But she struck me down. Somehow I made my way, crawling, down Mount Gagazet. But my strength left me just outside Bevelle. That's where Kimahri found me. I told him about Yuna...just before I died. I've been wandering ever since, never going to the Farplane.
    Tidus: Auron...
    Auron: Don't make that face. Being dead has its advantages. I was able to ride Sin and go to your Zanarkand.
    Tidus: And you've been watching over me since then, haven't you? Why? What's the big idea? Why me?
    Auron: It is one of those things that is difficult to explain. Very well, I will show you. My memories. (Kneels, dissolves into pyreflies)
    [Another flashback to Braska's pilgrimage]
    Jecht: Can I ask you one last favor? Uh... Nah. Never mind.
    Auron: Out with it!
    Jecht: Okay. Listen good. Take care of my son. My son, in Zanarkand. He's such a crybaby. He needs someone there to hold his hand, see? Take care of him, will you?
    Auron: But how am I supposed to go to Zanarkand?
    Jecht: Hey! You said it yourself! There must be a way to get there, right? You'll find it.
    Auron: All right, I will! I give you my word. I'll take care of your son. I'll guard him with my life.
    Jecht: Thanks, Auron. You were always such a stiff, but that's what I liked about you.
    Auron: (Resolidifying) That is why.
    Outside Zanarkand Dome
    FMV: Sinrise
    [Tidus, emerging from the dome, finds Sin waiting outside. It's dawn.]
    Tidus: Dad? I know. The Final Summoning's gone. But I'll think of something! Just give me a little more time!
    FMV: Departure
    [Sin slithers off, just as Cid's airship arrives.]
    Chapter 14: Planning for Battle With Sin
    Note: This section includes the visit with Grand Maester Mika in Bevelle, plus the Chambers of the Fayth speeches and Baaj Temple. It ends with setting course for Sin.
    Cid's Airship
    [Yuna's party gathers, quiet and shellshocked]
    Brother: Where to now?
    Cid: Aren't we the happy lookin' bunch.
    Brother: Where? Where?

    Rikku: "Where, where?" That all you can say? Why don't you think of something!?
    Auron: Well? Any good ideas?
    Tidus: Come on, help us!
    Auron: What do we know... Sin is Jecht. Thus, you have a link... a bond with Sin. That may be our key.
    Tidus: So what do we do?
    Auron: We think, and we wait. (Leaves)
    Tidus: Two things I'm bad at.
    [Yuna approaches Cid, bows low. His back is turned when she rises, so she doesn't see he's fighting tears. She leaves bridge with Kimahrii.]
    Rikku: Hmm... uuuuhh...Still thinking.

    Wakka: So much for the Final Aeon solving everything.

    Lulu: We need to sit and think this through. There has to be a way!

    Cid: We'll wait till you think of a plan. Get that noggin working!

    Auron: Rush this and we lose everything. We need to plan carefully.
    Ramp down to Airship Level Four
    Female blitzer (Lakkam): I wonder, where will the airship go from here?
    Blitzers' quarters, Airship Level Four
    Blitzer kneeling in middle of floor (Judda): You are a traitor, no? Then you are one with the Al Bhed!

    Blitzer running laps (Blappa): That was first time being so close to Sin!

    Standing blitzer (Eigaar): I long for the sands of Bikanel. Desert it may be, but there is no place like home! The lord Mika, an unsent? But I saw him in Luca.

    Blitzer leaning against wall (Berrik): Yevon found the place of our Home. Perhaps we were followed?

    Al Bhed blitzer doing squats (Nimrook): I must train or the airship will rob me of my muscles!
    Back on the Bridge
    Brother: I have to warn you, thinking is not my forte.
     ¬So if you want a plan, go to someone else.
     ¬I have to fly the airship now. Goodbye.
    Corridor, Level Three (Outside Bridge)
    [Rin cycles through 5 sales pitches now...he started doing this right before Evrae battle.]
    Rin: May I help you?
     ¬Rin's Aerial Branch office at your service.
     ¬How may I assist you today?
    [Store transactions]
    Rin: Thank you. Your patronage is very much appreciated.
    Cabin on Airship Level Two
    Woman in bikini: These things belong to Mister Rin. They are not yours to take!

    Man in gas mask: We don't know how Sin will react.

    Man doing squats in back: I finally have figured out how it is that this ship is moved.

    Woman in leggings: We left kids on the ground. Safer for them.
    Observation Deck, Airship Level One
    Man in a gas mask (right side of ship): The Sin I saw in the ruins was calm. Why is this?

    Keyakku clone: With this ship, revenge against the followers of Yevon will be ours.
    Observation Deck
    Yuna: I'm no good at all.
    Tidus: What are you talking about?
    Yuna: All this time, I've been thinking about how to defeat Sin. But I... Beyond the teachings of Yevon, I...I know nothing. I'm sorry.
    Kimahri: Yuna, no apologies.
    Yuna: Huh?
    Kimahri: Apology is running. Yuna never run away.
    Yuna: Hm. (nods) Thank you, Kimahri.
    Tidus: So, uh, Kimahri... You got any good ideas?
    Kimahri: Yevon's teachings.
    Yuna: The teachings won't help us fight Sin.
    Kimahri: No answer in the teachings, answers lie outside. Must know both sides to find answer.
    Yuna: Both sides...
    Kimahri: Mika knows much. Find him, make him talk.
    Tidus: That's it! Kimahri! You rock!
    Kimahri: (Ahem)
    Back on the Bridge
    When Tidus returns...
    Wakka: Hey, guys! I just had a great idea!
    Rikku: (Hand over Wakka's mouth) It was my idea. Let me tell them!
    Wakka: (Shoves in front of her) It's like this, ya?
    Rikku: (Shoves in front of him) I just thought!
    Lulu: The Hymn is the key.
    [Wakka and Rikku groan indignantly]
    Tidus: The Hymn?
    Lulu: Sir Jecht likes the Hymn of the Fayth, correct?
    Tidus: Yeah.
    Rikku: That's why he was listening to it in Macalania!
    Lulu: Sin...violence incarnate, listening peacefully.
    Wakka: Uh... I know it's your old man, and I don't mean no disrespect, but...
    Tidus: No, it's fine. I've gotten used to it.
    Lulu: Let me say it. If we attack Sin head-on, we've little chance of winning. However, if he hears the Hymn of the Fayth, he will become docile.
    Wakka: Yeah, and that's when we make our move! Might be against the rules and all, but who's keeping track, ya? Ya?
    Rikku: Yeah! It could really work!
    Tidus: Yeah... Yeah, it's worth a try!

    When Tidus talks to Cid...
    Cid: Well, that sounds like a plan to me! My baby here'll take us anywhere we want! (Map opens) Yee-hah! Here we go!
    Wakka: I got a good feeling 'bout this!

    Lulu: Well, I guess it's all or nothing.

    Rikku: It really was my idea, you know.

    Auron: Let's see what Mika does now.

    Yuna: To Bevelle, then?
    Tidus: Through the front door! You worried?
    Yuna: I'll be fine. We can't stop now.

    ¬Yuna: Maybe we'll find answers in Bevelle.

    Kimahri: Kimahri doubts Mika welcomes us.
    Tidus: He'll have to run pretty fast to beat this airship!
    Kimahri: We cannot chase if we cannot see.

    ¬Kimahri: We must go to Bevelle.

    [Before visiting Mika, let's have a REALLY BIG BACKTRACK to see what's happening in Spira...]
    Besaid Island
    Docks and Beach
    Crusader on dock: Hey, no one's loafing around here! I'm keeping a lookout for Sin!

    Portly sailor on gangplank: We're getting fewer and fewer passengers--maybe due to all the turmoil in the temples.

    Woman in purple: The people of Besaide are friends to Lady Yuna. Come to us if you are ever in need.

    Little boy w/green headband: Some mean-looking people were here, looking for Yuna!

    Other little boy w/green headband: All I wanna do is join the Crusaders, but they say I'm too young!

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): There's a ship, flying in the sky! I saw it! Honest!
    Besaid Village Overlook
    If Luzzu survived Operation Mi'ihen, he's surveying the village from the Promontory.
    Tidus: What are you up to out here?
    Luzzu: Watching for fiends! We Crusaders must protect the village. Even if we cannot defeat Sin, we do what we can.
    Tidus: Leave Sin to us. We'll think of something.
    Luzzu: Then you should pray before you go. All who leave the island pray for safe passage over there. Gatta always refused, though.
    Tidus: Well then, I will too.
    Luzzu: Eh?
    Tidus: Who needs hokey old superstitions? I won't pray, and I'll beat Sin all the same!
    Luzzu: (Chuckles) Well, I guess you have the spirit. Good luck.
    Tidus: Mm.(Nods)
     ¬Luzzu: Even should the temple forsake us, we will do our duty. We are the shield that guards this land.
     ¬Luzzu: I can't believe they're calling Lady Yuna a traitor...
    Village Square
    Old Woman: What trick have you pulled on the good Lady Yuna?
     ¬I made up me mind to pray every day till Yuna's Calm begins.

    Old man: We Besaiders all know Lady Yuna's no traitor. The daughter of Lord Braska turning against Yevon? Hogwash!
     ¬We simple folk ain't got a clue what them temple elders are thinking.

    Fabric seller in purple shirt: Well, if it ain't the traitors! You got some nerve coming here!
     ¬Hey, hey, just kidding! No need to glare, ya?

    Little boy w/green headband: We got letters from the Aurochs! They're doing great in Luca, ya?

    Younger weaver in shorts: There's a reward being offered for news of the traitors. No one here'd think of saying nothing, but watch out on the road.
     ¬I wonder how things are on the mainland. We don't get much news down here.

    Woman in purple: All these warrior monks were here looking for Lady Yuna.

    Girl with doggie: Those monks looking for Lady Yuna said that only traitors harbor traitors! Can you believe it? And they're the ones guarding the temples?

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): When the Calm comes, Lady Yuna has to come back so we can celebrate!

    Sailor w/blue cap: No matter what happens in the temples, it's life as usual here.

    Portly Crusader: The toxin finally wore off. Now to make up for all my downtime, ya?

    Priestess: Even here in Besaid we've got orders to arrest Lady Yuna. Nobody knows what to do, but we certainly wouldn't do THAT!
     ¬Those warrior monks that came to the island were just a bunch of crooks, ya?

    Woman in white: I can't believe Lady Yuna would ever turn her back to the teachings! Never!

    Daddy the fisherman: The temple's so busy chasing traitors they've left Sin alone. It will be a long time yet before I can feel safe going out to sea.

    Woman in green skirt: Operation Mi'ihen was a crushing loss for the Crusaders, but they're rallying together from every land. Much better than those warrior monks. They're all holed up in Bevelle, I hear.
     ¬It's funny that the Crusaders are the ones protecting us, even after being excommunicated.

    Tiny nun by door of temple: I came to this island all the way from Bevelle to stop you. But from what everyone here says, I find it hard to believe you're traitors! Warrior monks are waiting in the temple. Better leave before they notice you.
     ¬Please! The warrior monks will capture you!

    If Gatta survived...
    Guy in green and white by wrecked hut: Sir Gatta was gloomy as ever after he returned from the operation. Thankfully, his new post as leader of the Besaid Crusaders seems to have lifted his spirits.
    If Luzzu survived...
    Guy in green and white by wrecked hut: Sir Luzzu won't admit it, but he's really down. I think he feels guilty about Gatta dying, you know?
    Vilucha's Hut
    Vilucha: I've no desire to go against the teachings, but something's not right with the temple these days.

    Daddy the fisherman: I hear you're traitors now? Who's responsible for that nonsense?

    Little boy w/green headband: Is it true Lady Yuna's a traitor? No one here believes that at all!
    Weavers' Hut
    Fabric seller in purple shirt: I hear things at the temples are a mess. Bad for business, I tell you.

    Woman in green skirt: Maybe I should learn Besaid weaving...make a place for myself here.

    Old weaver: Who cares who they're calling traitor. Defeat Sin, and it'll all be forgotten!

    Woman in purple: If Lady Yuna defeats Sin I'm sure those nasty rumors will go away.
    Merchant's Hut
    Girl with doggie (merchant's sister): The Aurochs are still in Luca, ya? You should pay 'em a visit sometime.

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): What's a trader? I asked a monk, but he won't tell me.
    Crusaders' Lodge
    Sailor w/blue cap: I heard the Guado blew up the Al Bhed's home! I got no love for the Al Bhed, but that's going too far.

    Man in green and white: I'm no fiend-fighter, so I fix things and help the Crusaders that way.
    Jecht Sphere: Besaid
    There's a Jecht sphere lying near Besaid temple...
    Recording: View of Besaid Village; Auron shooting.
    Jecht: Smallest heap of huts I ever seen!
    Braska: Now, that looks like a fine place to live. Hmm... Auron.
    [View shifts to Braska standing just inside gate]
    Auron: My lord?
    Braska: When this is over...could you bring Yuna here? I want her to lead a life far away from this conflict.
    [View bobs slightly, evidently a nod]
    Auron: You have my word. I will bring her here.
    Braska: Thank you, Auron. You are a good friend.
    Jecht: (From off-camera) What are you guys doin'? Let's go!
    [View shifts to Jecht in front of Merchant's Hut]
    Jecht: I'm so hungry I could eat a shoopuf whole!
    Braska: (Laughter) Sorry. Well, let's go then.
    Crusaders Lodge
    If Gatta survived Operation Mi'ihen, he's in the Lodge addressing five new recruits...
    Gatta: Advance toward the shore killing every fiend you see. And don't let your guard down even when you get there! Report immediately if Sin appears!
    Crusaders: Sir! (Salute and move out)
    Tidus: Hey!
    Gatta: 'Lo!
    Tidus: Whaddya mean, "lo"? What's going on?
    Gatta: What, this? Just training!
    Tidus: Aaah.
    Gatta: You never know when Sin will come. We have to keep sharp for the village's sake. But really, my heart's heavy. It's not like I can go around crying in front of my men.
    Tidus: Luzzu was probably the same way. No matter what happened, he'd never let it show in front of you. Always a fighter, never a complaint, you know?
    Gatta: Maybe you're right.
    Gatta: I'd better be going. My men await.
    Tidus: Good luck.
    Gatta: (Bows head in thanks) You, too.
    S. S. Liki, the Besaid-Kilika Ferry
    Guy in shorts with the hopper-monkey: Since that strange shadow swept across the sky, my little pet won't come down anymore.
     ¬Come on down! We don't bite!

    Sailor in white pants (harpooner): I thought the sea breeze would help cure Sin's toxin, but no luck so far. I keep seeing Sin attacking us again. I...I just can't seem to get Sin out of my head! Arrgh!
     ¬I can't call myself a sailor like this. Maybe I should leave the ship and go on a pilgrimage.

    [Those two little kids are still running in circles yelling "yay!" and "yippee!"]
    Older woman with the kids: Once little kids learn something fun, they just repeat it over and over.
     ¬Hey! Stop that! How long do you think you've been doing that? Stop it right now!

    Young woman in blue up front: My husband was the best blitzer in the league. Even Bickson of the Luca Goers wouldn't have stood a chance against him.
     ¬Seems like there was trouble in Bevelle. Oh dear, I wonder what has happened?

    Old man who's her husband: Whatever came of that rumor about the high summoner's daughter marrying the lord maester? Hmm, so it was called off, huh? Too bad.
     ¬Every story you hear lately is so depressing.

    Young woman up front: Did you know that the warrior monks raided Besaid Island? They said they were searching for traitors.
     ¬The people of Besaid refused to tell them anything.

    Dog man: It's been so nice travelling with my dog... I wish we could go on forever.
     ¬I pray that the elders of Yevon will keep peace in Spira.

    Sailor in blue: Ever since Sin attacked us, my shipmate has been terrified of the sea. I can't believe it. I mean, he's lived by the sea since he was a kid...
     ¬Sin's toxin turned him into a coward.
    S.S. Liki Wheelhouse

    Captain of the S.S. Liki: The trouble in the temples has got me worried. Yevon's support is the only thing keeping this ship running. These are troubled times, I tell you, what with Yevon all shaken up.
     ¬Well, this ship's survived Sin! She'll weather this too.

    Helmsman: There's been turmoil on shore, but it's got nothing to do with us out here.
     ¬Even if Sin appears, I'll just do my best to follow the captain's orders.
    Forward Deck of S.S. Liki
    If you suggested to Clasko that he quit the Chocobo Knights, you find him on the S.S. Liki with chocobo...
    Clasko: Nice to see you again!
    Tidus: You! You really quit the knights?
    Clasko: Yeah, I did. Elma was upset with me, but Captain Lucil understood. Now, I'm working as a chocobo breeder on this ship. I really, really love taking care of chocobos! Being with chocobos all the time...I think I've found my calling! And it's all thanks to you! Thank you!
    Tidus: Well, I'm happy for you.
    Clasko: Oh, yeah! I found this in one of the chocobo nests the other day. It's no use to me, so I want you to have it. ~Friend sphere
    Chocobo: Kweh.
    Clasko: Ah, I have to go now. It's time for lunch.
    Tidus: Hey, I want to talk to you some more. Can't your stomach wait?
    Clasko: I meant I have to feed the chocobos. They get really upset if they're not fed! See you!
    Jecht Sphere: Aboard the S.S. Liki
    There's a Jecht sphere in the wheelhouse...
    [Braska and Auron stand in the prow. Jecht's recording.]
    Jecht: After you get that aeon from Besaid... Where're we going?
    Auron: Back the way we came. Then we go north from Bevelle and climb Mt. Gagazet.
    Braska: Beyond it lies...Zanarkand.
    Jecht: Zanarkand, huh? It's been in ruins for a thousand years, right?
    Auron: So the legends say. No one knows for sure. It still could be your Zanarkand.
    Jecht: Thanks for trying, Auron.
    [Jecht sitting with back to camera up on the top deck. Braska recording.]
    Jecht: I thought if I went with you guys I might find a way to go back. But it's not that easy.
    Braska: I'm sorry.
    Jecht: No need to apologize, Braska. It's not your fault. I should be thinking about fighting Sin now, anyway. Zanarkand can wait. But I will find my way back!
    Braska: Be careful, Jecht.
    Jecht: Hey, I'll be all right. You're the one that should be careful. Wouldn't want your little girl to cry.
    Braska: She'll be all right. She's strong, like her mother was.
    Kilika Island
    On the docks...
    Man sitting on crates who lost his family: The warrior monks aren't here anymore. They returned to Bevelle.
     ¬The warrior monks probably don't consider Kilika worth protecting.

    Vuroja (one-eyed guy swimming off the dock): Even if Sin comes back, I ain't budging from this spot. I'm going to use Sin's tidal wave for a crash training course!
     ¬Just you watch, Lord Ohalland! I've got enough fighting spirit left in me to put you to shame!

    Crusader in red, white, and blue running on the dock: The Crusaders have rallied together to protect Kilika.

    Larbeight (Kilika Beast), on main dock: Repairs to the village are finally finished, but you can't say the place is back to normal yet.

    Old woman merchant: Feel free to buy loads of merchandise, but I ain't giving you a discount. (Shop)

    Old man near the Inn: Sin is a punishment upon Yevon's people, yet I fear that no amount of atonement will end its ravages.

    Guy in white pants exercising outside inn: Sin's been quiet lately, I hear. Probably off somewhere saving all its energy for a big assault.

    Woman in white gazing out to sea: You can always fix what's broken, but you can't bring back the dead. I have to learn to accept the reality of the situation.

    Guy in green and white near Isken's house: Now that we've finally rebuilt the village, I'm just praying that Sin doesn't attack again.
    In Isken's Hut
    Woman in blue: Sin's been around for a thousand years and will probably be around for a thousand more.

    Isken (redheaded blitzer): I'm gonna win lots of money playing blitzball and help rebuild Kilika!
    In Kilika Inn...
    Innkeeper: We're still cleaning up.

    Little boy: I'm gonna be a blitzball when I grow up!

    Old man: The people of Kilika are used to destruction. It's nothing new.
    In Kulukan's Pub
    Slumped Crusader, survivor of Operation Mi'ihen: H-Hey, I ain't slacking off. I'm just building up strength for my next mission.

    Kulukan (Female bitzer): Those warrior monks ate everything in sight, then returned to Bevelle. They basically just ate and ran. What do they take us for?
     ¬We'll bill the temple for all the food they took.

    Little girl: I'm gonna grow up to be a blitzer just like my sister!
    Steps leading up to Kilika Temple
    Monk: You, there! Your kind is not welcome in this holy place!

    Crusader: You shall not pass!

    Aboard the S.S. Winno
    Sailor in blue by mast: My night shift has been doubled by the captain's orders. Doubled! There's no way I can do that! Just hire more hands if you want more work done.
     ¬There's no use griping, but sometimes that's the only thing I can do.

    Sailor in white pants slumped nearby: I've been pulling all-nighters these days. Please let me rest!
     ¬He's fallen asleep.

    Guy with dogs: Youngsters nowadays are so rowdy, I can hardly hear myself think in town.
     ¬I'd rather spend time with my dogs than hang around townsfolk.

    Young woman in halter-top at railing: I envy how laid back the Lucans are. They're always crazy about blitzball, even when something terrible happens.
     ¬I like blitzball too, but even i can't get that deep into it.

    Woman sitting in back: He used to be a hard worker, too. But now, he's always like this.
     ¬Sometimes I wonder why I even stay with him at all.

    Guy with head in her lap: Once Sin comes, everything we worked for will be lost. So why bother to work at all? I've got better ways to spend the time I have left.
     ¬Ahh...Basking in the sun is such a great luxury.

    Captain of the S.S. Winno: Maester Kinoc has passed away and Maester Kelk Ronso has resigned. Now that Maester Seymour's disappeared as well, all of Yevon is in chaos.
     ¬I had such high hopes for Maester Seymour. He was truly dedicated to saving Spira.

    Helmsman: I've heard the Al Bhed attacked Bevelle with a flying ship. Maester Seymour's wedding got cancelled and everything!
     ¬Those dirty Al Bhed! What's so fun about ruining a wedding?

    Queasy man leaning against main cabin: It's not that...I like riding ships...but the only way...The waves, winds...and chocobos...cause the ship to rock. But it's better than the shoopuf...Last time, I...urp...on the shoopuf...and got an earful...from the Hypello...
     ¬Ugh... Just talking about it... gets me sick...Urrp... H-Help!

    Jecht Sphere: Luca
    (Found outside the Aurochs' locker room.)
    [Recording: Dock of the S.S. Winno. Auron's PoV]
    Jecht: Hey, Auron! Did you get that last match?
    Auron: Yeah. But I don't understand why you wanted me to. Didn't you say you have blitzball in your Zanarkand?
    Jecht: Not a sportsman, are ya?
    Braska: Working on your form?
    Jecht: My form don't need no work. I'm the great Jecht. It's for my kid.
    Braska: Your son plays blitzball?
    Jecht: Yeah, and he wants to beat his old man bad. Once, I told him to give it up. He didn't speak to me for a week. Wonder what he's doing now. I hope he got bigger and put on some muscle.
    Jecht: Hey, what's the big idea! Stop shooting!
    Aurochs' Locker Room
    Keepa: Actually, I'm relieved to hear that Yuna's wedding is called off.

    Botta: I-I'll always be on Yuna's side.

    Datto: No one's gonna believe that Yuna is a traitor, man.

    Jassu: I already knew about Yuna's lineage. I just kept my mouth shut in front of Wakka.

    Letty: The temple has pardoned the Crusaders. It's a little late for that, ya?
    Luca Stadium Stands
    Winter-wrapped woman (Svanda?): So many people...Much more than in the Calm Lands.

    Man wrapped up in long brown coat: Such a free-spirited city... I do not wish to return to Bevelle.

    Crusader: I'm off duty. Let me be.

    Al Bhed in khaki: nothing beats watching a blitz game after a long stint at sea.

    Female sailor: I've seen many things in my time at sea, but nothing like that flying ship at dock number 1.

    Lefthand guard in stands: People from all over Spira gather here. The monks of Yevon, the Al Bhed, Crusaders, warrior monks, Ronso, Guado, you name it. People of different cultures and values come together as one to cheer on blitzball. There is no other place in Spira as wonderful as this.

    Righthand guard in stands: The warrior monks have left, but the Crusaders are back to help guard the area.
    In Front of Stadium
    Stadium entrance guard, left (Biggs): The people of Luca will always stand behind blitzer-- even one condemned as a traitor.

    Stadium entrance guard, right (Wedge): Most of the warrior monks have withdrawn to Bevelle, but some have taken a liking to Luca and remained here.

    Crusader sitting on bench (new guy, green and gold): Even through all the hardship, the people of Luca enjoy blitzball and carry on with their lives. Oh, how I admire their strength.

    Female Crusader on bench (new, faded blue outfit): The merchants of Luca have raised money to support the Crusaders.

    Crusader in dark purple: Once the Crusaders regroup in Luca, they will charge through the Mi'ihen Highroad and lay waste to all the fiends!

    Woman in pom-pom hat: Did you know that you're more popular than ever, now that you're branded as a traitor?

    Luca guard (gray): The warrior monks have left, but the Crusaders have returned to serve as guards. A blessing from Yevon indeed!

    Luca guard (blue): The Crusaders will help us with security. We will support them all the way!

    Crusader in need of pants: I quit the Crusaders after the operation, but I'm back in again. I think I have Crusader blood running through my veins.

    Al Bhed in bright red vest: The flying ship at dock 1 is the legendary airship! So the tales are true!

    Al Bhed in brown vest: I think the Crusaders are more suited to Luca than the warrior monks are.

    Al Bhed woman in red (Nhadala): Hey, when are you playin' next? I really want to see you again.

    Guy in white and blue: I've decided to join the Crusaders. No sense hiding behind their back all the time.
    Luca, Dock number 1 (airship docked)
    Man wrapped in long brown coat: I ran out of Bevelle as fast as I could, so I didn't pack any summer clothes.

    Crusader patrolling: Th-That flying ship...Have the Al Bhed finally brough out their big guns? I hope they will avenge the fallen Crusaders for me!

    Al Bhed in gas mask: I will not ride the airship. I get airsick easily.

    Hypello adult: I wonderss what that ship ish? An anshient mashina?

    Hypello child: Thish ish a big ribber. You shink shoopuf can make it here okay?

    Man in green and white: Is it true that the temple is in chaos? I don't believe that one bit!

    Man in white and blue: I hear Lady Yuna's wedding was called off.
    Luca, dock number 2 (ferry docked)
    Little Crusader: Nothing out of the ordinary, sir!

    Female Crusader by ferry: With the warrior monks gone, it's up to us Crusaders to defend Luca.

    Female Crusader on opposite side: Whenever guard duty gets boring, I try to remember how much the Crusaders need me right now.

    Little boy: Sis once got caught trying to sneak onto that ferry.

    Little girl: I want to be a sailor and sail all over Spira when I grow up.

    Old woman: I tell her how dangerous it is out on the ocean, but she never listens.

    Busy female sailor: Hey, hey, outta my way! I'm tryin' to work here!
    Luca Dock Number 3 (No ship docked)
    Bickson: Whether you're a traitor or not means nothing in the sphere pool.

    Abus: Rumor has it that you guys are traitors. Some people sure talk rubbish.

    Graav: We're going to keep on blitzing no matter what becomes of the temple.

    Raudy: Both the Ronso and the Al Bhed teams play extra hard to help cheer their fans up.

    Balgerda: What in Spira's name is the temple thinking these days?

    Doram: You always seem to be walking around. When do you have time to practice?
    Luca, dock number 4 (no ship docked)
    Al Bhed woman in red: A flying ship, huh? What will they think of next?

    Little Crusader near screen: I may be enjoying the game, but I'm keeping watch, too. Everything's okay here!

    Crusader in purple: Those Ronso players are massive! I feel like they're here to guard us instead of the other way around.

    Gazna Ronso: Maester Kelk Ronso was slain while defending the mountain. For Ronso, no better way to die.

    Argai Ronso: If Ronso Fangs win, our brothers on the Farplane will rejoice.

    Basik Ronso: Ronso shed no tear when brothers die. Pain and sorrow will never conquer mighty Ronso spirit.

    Nuvy Ronso: The Crusaders stand strong once more. We admire their fortitude.

    Zamzi Ronso: No longer can temple help us. Must protect Spira on our own.

    Irga Ronso: Ronso are pious race. But cannot trust temple now.
    Luca, dock number 5
    Islander woman in halter top: This dock is so quiet compared to the others.

    Short nun: I was lost when I left the temple, not knowing what to believe anymore.

    Zev Ronso: Warrior monks run away to Bevelle. They abandon the people. Should hide their faces in shame.

    Woman in white and blue: There's a flying ship at dock number 1! Why don't you go check it out?

    Crusader guard: If guard duty's taught me anything, it's the importance of checking every nook and cranny. Trust me, it pays off.
    Luca, Causeway to Mainland
    Pair of warrior monks near Stadium:
    -You! You're that traitor!
    -Let him go. Even the two of us won't be able to overpower him.
    -But, what about our duties to the temple?
    -Our duties? We missed the ship to Bevelle! They're not coming back for us! We're nothing now!
     ¬You'd probably kick my butt anyway.
     ¬We wear the armor of the temple, but it doesn't mean a thing.

    Little beaky guy in red: The city of Luca keeps on blitzin', even with all the turmoil goin' on these days. Even the faltering of the Yevon temple won't change that.
     ¬Even if Sin were to attack today, the people of Luca would probably be more interested in tomorrow's match.

    Guy in red shorts: I hear the warrior monks invaded Besaid. They were looking for some traitors.

    Kilika Beasts fan in white pants: I'm just worried that Sin might attack Kilika again.

    Mother in tan and orange: I saw a flying ship at dock number 1. Think that's gonna beat Sin?

    Priest: Some of Luca's residents are making light of the teachings. What sacrilege.

    Priestess: The Macalania temple is losing its faith. I do not wish to live there anymore.

    Man in yellow and green: The temple's probably devising a grand plan. That's why they're not doing anything right now.

    Woman in blue: Those warrior monks were useless. They didn't do a thing.

    Man in green shirt, brown overalls: The flying ship is a forbidden machina, but we should just get it approved by the temple.

    Man on bench: The temple is in a state of chaos, but we must remain strong and keep faith in the teachings as we wait for the Calm.

    Man in blue vest: The only thing the people can really do is to pray for the Calm.

    Woman in green skirt sitting: I hear the mood in Guadosalam is just as gloomy as the Farplane.

    Woman in yellow talking to her: I'm glad the Crusaders are in high spirits, but I'm just worried they'll come up with another reckless plan.

    Reporter (Shaami): Even as faith in the Yevon clergy dwindles, the temple remains silent, choosing not to issue any official statement on the matter. Many are protesting the cold and insensitive manner in which the temple has treated the people. There have even been reports of a mass exodus from Bevelle by dejected temple follwers... Wh-What do you think you're doing!? Can't you see I'm working here? You sure are a show-off, aren't you!
     ¬We have unconfirmed reports that Maester Seymour has committed an unspeakable crime... Will you move!?

    Cameraman: If you want to be interviewed, show us your most outrageous gag, okay?

    Woman on mainland side of causeway: Sin hasn't attacked lately. That's making me even more nervous.

    Portly man with her (always worried about ferry): Having that airship would make travelling between Luca and Kilika a lot easier...
    Side-Bridge to Sphere Theater
    Little nun: The monks have been looking stern lately. I wonder what's gonna happen to the temple?

    Ex-sailor (Zalitz): I quit the sailor's life because I'm terrified of Sin. I'm too ashamed to face my shipmates.

    Macho sailor: Those stuck-up warrior monks ran back to Bevelle crying for their mommies. Spineless bastards!
    Sphere Theater Front Entrance
    Hypello: Thish ishn't the shtadium...? I shink I'm losht.

    Young hypello looking at frog guy: That drummer lookss like ush... Maybe he's a big relative of Hypello?

    Adult Crusader (back by the data console): Gathering data for travellers is an important part of a Crusader's duties, too.

    Little Crusader: A fiend might be attracted to the music! Keep your eyes open and stay alert!
    Luca Main Square
    Female Crusader in red: Luca is a free city. The fiends could have snuck in from anywhere.

    Lucan guard in brown: Maester Kinoc was always concerned for the safety of the people. It's a shame to have lost him.

    Guado girl in purple: I don't want to go back to Guadosalam because it reminds me of my brother. (one of Seymour's former guards)

    Man in green and white ("spoony bard"): The warrior monk? She's not around anymore. I missed my chance at her.

    Opportunistic woman in green: I can't do business with the temple the way it is. I hope they get their act together soon.

    Woman in pom-pom hat: The defeated Al Bhed are now staying at different travel agencies.

    Chunky guy in green outside cafe: Even the temple makes mistakes. The monks are only human, after all.

    Woman in gold with brown leggings: I wonder how the wedding was? Haven't heard anything from the temple yet.

    Man in white pants: Where have the Crusaders been hiding? After that battle they just disappeared...

    Woman in purple by vendor: What's wrong with the temple these days? They're hopeless when we need them most!

    Little girl with balloon: There's a flying ship at the port! That's a forbidden machina, isn't it?

    Father on bench (Jumal): Not all of the Crusaders are armed well. They seem inferior to the warrior monks.

    Mother on bench: My husband likes the warrior monks, but I simply can't bear them.

    Woman in green skirt: I don't know much about religion, but there's something weird about the temple.

    Man in blue vest: Hurray! With the Crusaders back I feel like we could take on two Sins!

    Seated guard: The warrior monks left Luca without a word. Who do they think they are?
    Luca Cafe
    Beaky guy in purple: I heard that the Guado razed the Al Bhed's hometown. That's horrible!

    Drunk in khaki on the left: I shouldn't say this out loud, but the temples are way outta line! Dang it, I said it out loud...

    Warrior monk and Crusader at bar:
    -The temple is a wreck. I really want to quit the warrior monks.
    -Then join the Crusaders! We'd love to have you join our force.

    ¬Crusader: I'd like to recruit as many as possible and rebuild the Crusaders.
    ¬Warrior monk: Never expected that the Crusaders would try to recruit me. Not in a million years.

    Woman in blue: The high summoner's daughter would never turn traitor. The temple must be mistaken.

    Woman in red (Shuu): Is Lady Yuna a traitor or not? With everyone gabbing, I don't know what to believe.

    Luca guard in gray: We should hold a blitzball tournament to aid Yevon in this time of crisis.

    Luca guard in brown: The temple's in chaos? Really? That's too bad, but we've got other problems to worry about, like blitzball.
    Balcony Overlooking Luca
    Crusader on steps into Luca: The Crusaders are guarding the stadium. If any fiends appear, we'll destroy them even if it means our lives.

    Crusader patrolling on the balcony: The youth of Luca are flocking to the Crusaders in droves! Lord Mi'ihen would be proud.

    Guy with Crusader's dog and cat: There are so many people fleeing Bevelle. They say it's utter chaos over there.

    Mi'ihen Highroad
    Southern End of Highroad
    Man in green and purple: Fiends are lurking everywhere. I have to be on my toes constantly.
     ¬They really need to guard the Highroad better. The Crusaders, the warrior monks. I don't care who handles it, as long as it's safe.
     ¬I suppose it's too much to ask to secure a remote area like this one. Out here, it's every man for himself.

    Woman in blue and yellow at railing: I see a large shadow in the sky sometimes. It's too big to be a bird. What could it be?
     ¬Maybe...Nah, it can't be.
     ¬I wonder if somebody's riding that thing.

    Man in green and white: There are seven legends about Lord Mi'ihen's statue... but they're all so absurd!
     ¬They say that they eyes follow you when you're not looking, and that it gets up and walks around in the night! Silly, isn't it?
     ¬There's a legend that Lord Mi'ihen's sword still exists somewhere. I think it's just an ancient myth.

    Portly man in white vest: This is a statue of Lord Mi'ihen, who founded the Crusaders several hundred years ago. Lord Mi'ihen passed along this very road on his way to St. Bevelle. Ever since then, this road has been known as the Mi'ihen Highroad.
     ¬Lord Mi'ihen faithfully followed the teachings, unlike the Crusaders these days.

    Man standing in ruins of hollow tower: There's gotta be something here...I can feel it. But no matter how hard I look, I can't find a thing.
     ¬There should be inscriptions of some sort here. Aw, well... I probably wouldn't be able to read them anyway.
     ¬Hey! What's that? Ha! Made you look!

    Inside the ruined tower:
    There is a valley in a vast plain with a great thorn beside. From the thorn look cross the vale to the other side.
    Mi'ihen Highroad -- South
    Woman in purple apron: I fled Bevelle and came here. I got sick of living there. It was so unsettling, what with the priests' meddling and the warrior monks' arrogance.
     ¬Yevon had better start getting its act together.

    Little girl in red shorts: I'm not running, I'm practicing with my brother.
     ¬It's important to train. You never know what's gonna happen.
     ¬I have to become strong like my brother so that I'll be able to run away like him if fiends attack us.

    Man in green shirt and brown overalls: My sister wanted to play, so we came here. I just didn't expect to see so many fiends.
     ¬I'll have no problems outrunning the fiends, but I doubt my sister could. I'm gonna pray we don't run into any.
     ¬If there were no fiends in Spira, we wouldn't even have to worry about this.
    Mi'ihen Highroad, Central
    Spikey-haired Al Bhed: Our home was blown to smithereens. I am trying not to think about it.
     ¬It is good to take a walk like this. Sometimes I catch the rascal who scribbles graffiti in Al Bhed.
     ¬You probably do not know what I am saying. I am sorry to waste your time.

    Man in white and blue: The collapse of the Crusaders, the conflict in Bevelle...I fear for Spira's future.
     ¬All we can do is trust the summoners. I feel so helpless.

    Woman in tan and orange: You look awful depressed, and it's such a beautiful day.
     ¬When I'm feeling down, I come here and take a walk. Nothing like a breath of fresh air to clear your mind.
     ¬There are some things that can't be helped.

    Barechested guy in shorts slumped over by a column: Sorry, I don' feel like talking anymore.
     ¬Just leave me alone.

    Woman near billboard: There are more and more Al Bheds coming here. I don't know if it's good or bad.
     ¬I'm still not comfortable being around Al Bhed. Maybe I should get to know them, but I don't speak the language.
    By the Mi'ihen Travel Agency
    Al Bhed woman in bikini: We got off the ship with the children under the orders of Elder Cid. The elder probably senses it will be a tough battle.
     ¬I pray for your safety. I do not wish harm on any more people.

    Al Bhed child (blue pants): A fiend tried to attack us, but Mom blew it away with machina. Don't make her angry. You don't want to see her when she is angry.
     ¬Is this our new Home?

    Al Bhed Kid on ocean overlook: That is the biggest puddle I have ever seen!
     ¬There are many unusual plants. I wonder how they taste.

    Al Bhed woman in leggings: The children are happy. Everything is so new to them.
     ¬I must watch over the children. It is dangerous here. They could fall off the cliff.
    Inside Mi'ihen Travel Agency
    Bearded Al Bhed: I told them I could fight, but they said to get off the ship. Cid has become quite the fox treating me like an old man.
     ¬Rin is up there, so he'll keep an eye on Cid.

    Crusader in yellow and rust: I'm sure we'll see our fellow Crusaders if we wait here. We can't depend on the temple, so I guess it's all on us.
     ¬We owe the Al Bhed so much for all their help. I'd like to repay them someday.
    Mi'ihen New Road, South End
    Monk on bridge: It was time for me to leave the temple and travel the world. Along the way, I hope to spread the teachings to the people I meet.
     ¬Also, I plan to learn Al Bhed. Nothing will be solved unless we begin a dialog.

    Female Crusader in blue on bridge: We are receiving many refugees from Bevelle. They have suffered a trying journey here, and it is our duty to protect them from fiends.
     ¬The warrior monks were guarding the Highroad just recently. Now they're gone. How irresponsible of them.
    Mi'ihen New Road, Central
    Al Bhed child kneeling: We live in the desert, so I have never seen so many flowers.
     ¬I like the flower here and the flower in the desert. I like them both.

    Man in green and purple looking at child: There are some Al Bhed wandering around. What are they up to now?
     ¬The Al Bhed wouldn't be acting so big if the warrior monks were here.
    Mi'ihen Highroad, North end (gates)
    Crusader in green and gold: There aren't many guards beyond here, so watch it.
     ¬Ideally, we'd like to station men at the Mushroom Rock Road, too. But we're really shorthanded. Please understand.

    Crusader in red, white and blue: We've been so busy with guard duty, we've been using that cage as shelter. Praise be to Yevon that nobody cleared it after the operation.
     ¬The Al Bhed from the travel agency bring us food now and then. I still don't understand them, but they're my friends so long as they feed us.

    Woman in blue: The warrior monks and the Guado guarding this area have left. Maybe they went after the traitors.
     ¬I guess the Crusaders are the only ones we can really count on.
    Jecht Sphere: The Chocobo Eater
    (Found lying at the end of the Mi'ihen Oldroad, under the chocobo corral)
    [Recording: Braska and Jecht by Travel Agency, Auron's PoV]
    Braska: A giant fiend that attacks chocobos...
    Jecht: Hmph. What's it waiting for? Hey! Come out and fight!
    Auron: I told you this was a waste of time.
    Jecht: Hey, come on! It's the right thing to do! Everyone's depending on us. Besides, it's good practice.
    Braska: (Chuckles)
    Auron: I guess you're right.
    Braska: Well, then...
    [There's a roar, and the camera suddenly falls. Auron's seen running off]
    Jecht: There it is! Auron! Let's get 'im!
    Auron: Right!
    [Braska pops into view, shuts it off]
    Mushroom Rock Area
    At junction of Highroad and Mushroom Rock Road
    Crusader in purple: Fiends are on the rampage! Be on your guard.
     ¬After Operation Mi'ihen, the warrior monks took over the Highroad guard duty. But now they've pulled out, saying that they must protect Bevelle. It seems it's time that we Crusaders resume our duty here.
    Mushroom Rock Road
    Al Bhed at lift to former Command Center: This machina's had it. Completely busted. I will try salvaging its parts.
     ¬The sea breeze really rusted away this baby. No point repairing it. It probably won't work anyway.
    Auron's Sphere: Farewell to Kinoc
    Found lying near the lift to Operation Mi'ihen Command Center
    Auron and Kinoc from ten years ago...
    Auron: Thanks for everything, Kinoc.
    Kinoc: I know I don't need to tell you this, but guard Lord Braska well.
    Auron: That, I will. And you'll be busy, too. I heard they made you second-in-command.
    Kinoc: (sigh) You know that promotion was meant for you. You were always the better one, even until the end.
    Auron: You make it sound as if I was going to die or something. I will see you again.
    Kinoc: Yes.
    Auron: Well, then...
    Kinoc: Going already?
    Auron: (nods)
    Kinoc: You will tell me about Zanarkand when you return, won't you?
    Auron: Mm. (Nods) Farewell.
    Djose Highroad
    Ruins of Operation Mi'ihen
    Man in blue vest by Al Bhed wreckage: The warrior monks who were patrolling the Highroad have left. They've been ordered to protect the palace in St. Bevelle. Of course Bevelle's security is important too, but who will look after our safety now?
     ¬I wish they'd attend to our needs, too.
    Fork to Moonflow
    Crusader in red, white and blue lying beside road: The warrior monks have returned to Bevelle. in other words, they fled.
     ¬Rumor has it that Sin will return to this this place someday.
    Bridge to Djose Temple
    Two crusaders and a monk chase Tidus away: Stay away from the temple! Leave at once!
     ¬No traitors allowed!
     ¬Try to understand our position. We'd rather not do this, believe me.

    Moonflow South Wharf, Pavillion
    Man in green and white outside pavillion: With all the traitors and Al Bhed around, not many travellers pass through here anymore.
     ¬The merchants are suffering with so few customers.
    Jecht Sphere: Moonflow

    (Found beside South Wharf Pavillion)
    [Pan across Braska staring out at lilies, Jecht lying under a tree. Later, zooms in on Jecht.]
    Jecht: What are you shooting me for?
    Auron: So you don't do anything stupid again. I can't believe you attacked that shoopuf. Lord Braska had to pay the handler for damages from his own travel money.
    Jecht: I said I was sorry. It's never gonna happen again! I promise!
    Auron: Ah, a promise? Which you'll forget come tomorrow!
    Braska: Auron, please. He did apologize. He knows he was wrong.
    Jecht: That's it. Only thing I drink from now on is shoopuf milk!
    Braska: You're sure?
    Jecht: We're on a journey to fight Sin and save Spira, right? If I keep screwin' up...and...making a fool of wife and kid are never gonna forgive me.
    Auron: That's on the record.
    Around Shoopuf Loading Platform
    Woman in purple on left: What are we to do now that the warrior monks are up and gone? I'm sure the temple has a plan, but Yevon works in strange ways, it seems.
     ¬Me? I obey the temple without question. Who would ever shun the sacred temple!

    Merchant woman in green smock: Need anything?

    Crusader in red, white, blue: Please rest assured, the shoopuf is operating as usual.
     ¬With Yevon in chaos, the Crusaders must be vigilant.

    Old man on loading platform: Uh what happened to Maester Seymour and Lady Yuna's marriage? I heard the maester disappeared from Bevelle, and Yuna is now a traitor! Unbelievable!
     ¬Careful what you believe, especially when such nonsense is floatin' around.
    Moonflow North Wharf, Pavillion
    Old woman outside: I told my relatives on the Farplane that I'll be joining them soon. Now I won't be afraid if Sin comes for me.
     ¬The Guado all looked so gloomy. I wonder what happened?

    Man in purple inside pavillion: The people of Spira are in a state of chaos, but the Hypello are so calm. They're a fearless bunch. You can only admire them.
     ¬If only Lady Yunalesca were here now, we wouldn't have to live in fear of Sin.
    By Shoopuf Loading Area
    Woman in gold and tan: The Al Bhed seem docile nowadays, but it always pays to be cautious.
     ¬I believe that an Al Bhed conspiracy is behind the chaos in the temple.

    Man in white and blue: My wife and I ran away from Bevelle. I thought we could forget the terror of Sin if we lived in the heart of Yevon... Boy, was I wrong.
     ¬I've expended all my energy coming here and I can't run any farther.

    Wife in green skirt: We're hoping to return to our hometown of Kilika. First we must cross the Moonflow, pass through Djose, then travel the Mushroom Rock Road and the Mi'ihen Highroad... After that, it's onto the S.S. Winno...Phew! There's a long way to go, isn't there?
     ¬I wonder how long it'll take to reach our hometown?
    Bench outside of Wharf area
    Crusader in red (Miyu): Forget about going to Guadosalam. It's so quiet, you'll go crazy.
     ¬Rookie Crusaders are training somewhere in the Calm Lands, waiting for us to regroup.
    At entrance to Guadosalam
    Tromell: Why are you in Guadosalam? What business have you here?
    Tidus: You wanna start something?
    Tromell: If it would please you to harm a defenseless old man...then burn me, boil me, it matters not.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Tromell: Lord Seymour is gone. No lord rises to take his place. The Guado merely wait for Sin to come and finish us off. Why should I care what you do to me? If it meant rejoining Lord Jyscal and Lord Seymour...then your taking off my head would be the greatest kindness.
    [Tromell walks off, and for once, you can follow him.]

    If you talk to him on the way...
    Tromell: Come to kill the old man? I welcome it!
     ¬Or are you here to laugh? Laugh at the fallen Guado?
    Farplane Viewing Platform
    [Tromell comes to a halt staring out at empty space on Farplane]
    Tromell: I have prayed and prayed, yet Lord Seymour does not appear. Has he not reached the Farplane? Has he become a fiend?
     ¬Oh, my poor Lord Seymour...Tell me, where do you wander?
    [After sending Lady Ginnem in the Cavern of the Fayth, Lulu visits the Farplane and sees her there...]
    Lulu: I'm still not the person I wanted to become, not yet. I'll come back to let you know how things went.
     ¬I hope I'll bring back...good news.
    [A couple appears on the Farplane viewing platform if you leave and come back... which is worth doing, to get an amazing camera angle.]
    Man: All your hard work and effort to become a monk has been in vain. Oh, how I was looking forward to that day.
     ¬Rest in peace on the Farplane. We shall join you soon.

    Woman: I hope you live your next life in a world without Sin. Do not return to Spira.
     ¬Those who are born into Spira are destined to live a life of sorrow.
    Wandering Around Guadosalam
    Custodian to the Farplane: We have no intention of fighting you, for we know that we cannot win.
     ¬Many brave Guado have given their lives. Now, only a handful remain.

    Flaky girl in green: Everyone will die. Guado, humans, Ronso, and Al Bhed! Only Sin will remain, forever!
     ¬Once everyone in Spira's dead, it'll get real stuffy on the Farplane.

    Hooded woman on upper level: We lost so many in the recent struggles...
     ¬My best friend walks the Farplane. I...I can't go on like this.
     ¬I want to go to him...To see him on the Farplane.

    Auda Guado talking to her: Lord Seymour's aeon destroyed the fiends that appeared in Luca Stadium. That display of Lord Seymour's raw power struck me speechless. But it was all a show. I feel so...
     ¬I'm sorry. I cannot put it into words.

    Giera Guado (outside Elders' House): The Guado are deeply saddened by the loss of so many of our own. If only I could restore their cheer through blitzball.
     ¬No Guado has the strength to weave dark conspiracies any more.

    Woman in brown and yellow talking to him: Many a Guado met an untimely death in the name of Lord Seymour. With most of our youth dead now, the future of the Guado appears grim indeed.
     ¬Living with the Farplane as we do, we Guado live with death every day. We are prepared to face our own deaths at Sin's hand.
     ¬Sin embodies death's sheer force. After all, no man can stop the inevitable.

    Nav Guado (running): Now that Seymour is dead, no one knows who will rise to take his place. That means that I still have a chance.
     ¬Once I lead the Guado Glories to victory, I will become the next lord here. Until then, the Farplane cannot have me! Whatever it takes, I will live to see that day.
     ¬No one will lord over the Guado but me! Mwahahaha.

    Guard on Lord Seymour's Mansion: None may enter this lordless manor.
     ¬It is to remain sealed until a new lord is chosen to lead the Guado.
    Guado Glories House
    Snooty Guado in brown and gold: Following a half-human was our fatal mistake. Seymour destroyed the Guado single-handedly. Him alone.
     ¬Tromell now spends his days mourning on the Farplane. You won't get a word out of him.

    Redheaded girl in purple: I prayed and prayed on the Farplane, but Lord Seymour did not appear.
     ¬I don't care who it is, I just want someone to lead the Guado back to greatness.

    Zazi Guado (seated): It's true that many tossed themselves to the Farplane in Lord Seymour's name. But until recently, I looked up to him so much. So I suppose I'd be a hypocrite to belittle him.
     ¬I might come across as proud, but pride is all I have left.

    Pah Guado (standing): Our captain is aiming for bigger goals now. He says he'll take the helm of the Guado! I wonder if he's really serious.
     ¬How much Guado life would change with a blitzer in charge...
    House of the Fusty Elders
    Young woman in blue: What happened to Lord Seymour? I heard the rumors, but I can't believe it.
     ¬How could Lord Seymour do that to Lord Jyscal?

    Yuma Guado (wandering): Some say that it was the Guado who threw Spira into chaos. It pains me to admit it, but they're right.
     ¬Luca has informed us that the Guado team may continue to compete in tournaments. We were saved by the Lucans' generosity.
     ¬I want to return the favor by giving them a performance to remember.

    Old Woman: Lord Seymour took many lives. It seems he is now revenged on both Guado and human.
     ¬In wedding that human maiden, Lord Jyscal broke ancient tradition. Some rebell'd at Lord Seymour's birth, desiring the half-breed child driven off. To quell the outcry, Lord Jyscal tearfully exiled his wife and son to Baaj Island.
     ¬Years later, Lord Seymour returned. He said his mother had died. But he was no longer the lost child banish'd so long ago. He had returned a master of the summoner's art. The half-breed boy once so reviled thus reversed his fortunes and won deep respect.
     ¬They say Lord Seymour discovered his gift for summoning as a mere child.

    Old Man: Our youth are all dead. Our future seemeth likewise dead. O that the Guado had remained here, protecting the Farplane instead of populating it!
     ¬With Lord Seymour gone, Tromell hath lost all hope. Belike he will soon follow his master to the Farplane.
     ¬Sin will surely crush the Guado now.
    Guadosalam Shop
    Shopkeeper: I have nothing special, but I hope I can be of aid. [buy weapons | But items | Leave ] If it please you, do come agian.

    Hooded woman by counter: I believe that Lord Seymour will return for us. Bit whether he will save us or destroy us, I know not.
    Guadosalam Inn
    Redheaded girl in in purple: Soon Sin will come for us all. Human, Guado, it makes no difference. Go on and pray. Yevon will do nothing to stop it.
     ¬I just want to stay here in Guadosalam.

    Innkeeper: Oh? You want to rest here?
    Noy Guado: Some advice from one blitzer to another: Stay away from Guadosalam.
    After following Tromell to the Farplane...
    Noy Guado: We Guado have lost our purpose. No one knows what chaos may ensue.
    Lake Macalania Travel Agency
    Al Bhed woman with leggings: I left the airship on Elder Cid's orders. I wished to be with my family, but now I am here against my will.
     ¬I too can fight! Yet I am treated like an infant!

    Al Bhed child by fire: Outside, I felt the white sand with my hand and it became most cold!
     ¬Could this be the snow? It is my first time seeing it

    Al Bhed child running around: He is so weak to the cold, he just sits there and misses all there is to see!
     ¬I was playing at sliding on the ice, and I almost fell into a big hole

    Al Bhed sitting down: I had hoped to help Master Rin at his shop. But because I can only speak Al Bhed, he would not hire me. I now learn your language from that kindly shopkeeper.
     ¬Now we must all employ two tongues, as do Master Rin and Rikku.
    Macalania Temple
    Linna: It's best that you don't go.
    [Chased from temple as before]
    Crossroads to Bevelle
    Warrior monk: The road to Bevelle is closed. None may pass.
     ¬It's been several days since I was ordered to guard this road. I haven't received any new orders since then...they better not have forgotten about me.
     ¬I guess I'll have to keep watch until I receive new orders.

    Woman (Shuu clone) just east of him: There are so many warrior monks passing by lately. Did something happen at the temple?
    Campsite, Edge of Macalania Woods
    Before talking to the Guado youth...
    Grandma Guado: Please, I need my rest. This long trip has tired me.

    Guado youth in green robe: Hey, aren't you one of the Besaid Aurochs?
    Grandma Guado: You are a blitzball player? There is something I must tell you.

    Youth: Grandma says she has something important to tell you.

    Grandma Guado: I'd like to apologize on behalf of the Guado. We are responsible for the fiends that attacked the stadium after the game. We're sorry for the disturbance and for disrupting such a wonderful game. Please accept our apologies.
     ¬It was Maester Seymour's plan to release the fiends in Luca Stadium. He thought he could win the trust of the people by defeating the fiends with his aeon. I heard that his plan to marry the high summoner's daughter was solely to gain the support of the people of Yevon. There seem to have been other reasons as well, but now, we will never know.
     ¬By obeying Maester Seymour, we Guado have committed an inexcusable crime. It's far too late to try shifting the blame to Maester Seymour. Within time, the Guado will be as despised as the Al Bhed.
     ¬That child's brother was Maester Seymour's subordinate. He died while invading the Al Bhed hideout, searching for the lost summoners. He was never sent... I fear he now wanders as a fiend.
     ¬The power of the Guado has greatly deteriorated. They merely await the inevitable, now. That is why I brought that child and moved away from Guadosalam. Perhaps we will find peace in some far away land.
     ¬I still haven't told that child the truth about the Guado. Perhaps when he grows older and can accept the reality of the situation...only then will I reveal the truth about everything to him.
     ¬I'm tired now after talking so long. I'm not as young as I used to be.

    After talking to Grandma...
    Guado youth: Guadosalam's no fun these days. Everyone's so sad there. That's why I'm going on a journey with my grandmother.
     ¬We're going to rest here until grandma feels better.

    The Calm Lands
    Travel Agency
    Blond Spikey-haired Al Bhed around the side: Rumor of the airship is spreading. The Yevon clergy is afraid of it, seems like.
     ¬More and more people are leaving Bevelle. The temple's finished, I say.

    Woman in tan and orange (probably the one who keeps losing track of her son or husband): My husband and I decided to leave Bevelle for our son's sake. Bevelle is not a safe place for children anymore.
     ¬We had nothing but the clothes on our backs when we fled here, but the people here helped us. Would Yevon forgive us for accepting aid from the Al Bhed, I wonder...
     ¬We have nowhere to turn now. What should we do?

    Husband in gold tunic, brown pants, green sleeves: The high priests of St. Bevelle do nothing but squabble over politics these days. They've forgotten their duty to us, their people!
     ¬Bevelle is in chaos. Hoodlums walk the streets as openly as any priest! Many have left the city already, and many more will leave, I'm sure.
     ¬We've always lived by the teachings, but look at us now.

    Little boy in dark red: We left our house in Bevelle. I don't really understand what's going on, but Mom said it was dangerous.
     ¬I don't care where we go, as long as I'm with Mom and Dad!
    The Gorge/Scar
    Warrior monk: Don't get me wrong. I used to be a warrior monk, but I'm now a Crusader. Protecting such a corrupt temple simply became ludicrous. So I packed up and left.
     ¬The warrior monks are a pack of cowards hiding within the walls of St. Bevelle.

    Crusader in green and gold: Our comrades have gathered from all over, to this place where Lady Yocun once trained. Our numbers are still few, but we can't expect too much too fast. With patience, we can rebuild the Crusaders.
     ¬Once we complete our training here, we plan to resume fiend hunting.

    Crusader in blue armor: I took part in Operation Mi'ihen. I once left the Crusaders because of that terrible loss...But I couldn't stand just loafing around during a time of crisis.
     ¬My family is against it, but I've decided to fight as a Crusader.

    Crusader in red,white,blue: There have been recent sightings of a flying ship. Could it be a new Al Bhed weapon? With their help, we could commence a second Operation Mi'ihen!
     ¬The Crusaders are still weak in their present form. We need the aid of the Al Bhed.

    Female Crusader in green and gold: This land, where Lady Yocun trained, is sacred to the Crusaders. Lady Yocun was a member of the Crusaders before becoming a summoner.
     ¬It may be Lady Yocun's divine guidance that has brought our comrades together here.

    Mt. Gagazet
    Gagazet -- Mountain Gate
    Maechen: Shall I tell you about the Spira of days long past, eh?
    • Maybe next time.
    • Maechen: Hmph. Suit yourself.
    • I'd love to hear.
    • Maechen: There is a legend, you know. Just before the horrible Sin appeared...a terrible war raged between Bevelle and Zanarkand. When the armies of Bevelle attacked Mount Gagazet, they heard a song echoing across the snowy slopes. "'Tis a song from an otherworld," they said. The soldiers panicked and ran. And then, as if to pursue the retreating armies, Sin appeared! Some time later, scouts from Bevelle braved the mountain. On the other side, they witnessed the ruins that had been Zanarkand. The city destroyed. Not a single soul left standing. Gone! In its place, a multitude of the fayth had gathered on Gagazet. They were singing a song. It's the song we now call the "Hymn of the Fayth." And that, as they say, is that. Well...maybe not all of it.
    ¬Maechen: Would you like to hear the rest?
    • Maybe next time.
    • Maechen: Hmph. Suit yourself.
    • Let's continue.
    • Maechen: Rumors flew in Bevelle about Sin's sudden appearance. They said that the people of Zanarkand became the fayth, that they had called Sin. And that the man responsible...was none other than the summoner Yevon, ruler of Zanarkand! Yes, the lord father of Lady Yunalesca. On the eve of Zanarkand's destruction, Lady Yunalesca... had fled to safety with her husband, Zaon. Later, the two used the Final Summoning to defeat Sin. Yet the people of Bevelle still feared Yu Yevon. It was to quell his wrath that they revered him, and first spread his teachings. And so were born the temples of Yevon. I suppose it's possible Yunalesca had planned it that way from the start! A fair trade, she defeats Sin in exchange for her lord father's honor. Of course, there's no proof. No, the facts are lost in the mists of time. And who'd admit Yevon was an enemy of Bevelle? You can bet the temples had a hand in covering that one up! And that, as they say, is that.
    ¬Maechen: Like to hear more, would you?
    • Maybe next time.
    • Maechen: Hmph. Suit yourself.
    • Continue.
    • Maechen: Let me tell you about the Hymn of the Fayth. It was once a Zanarkand song, sung in defiance of Bevelle! Of course, the Yevon clergy of Bevelle forbade it. Then, as these things often go, those who disliked Yevon began to sing it. The Al Bhed, for instance. The Hymn of the Fayth became the symbol of defiance against Yevon. Yevon could do nothing but capitulate. They lifted the ban on the song, and spread a new story. They said the hymn was a song sung to soothe the souls of the dead. And so saying, they took the song and made it scripture. That's why today, the hymn is sung all over Spira. You could say that, though Zanarkand is gone from this world, it lives on in the song. Aaaah, but look at the time. I've rambled on again. I do love stories, you see. Well, I owe you my gratitude for hearing this old scholar out.
    ¬Maechen: Like to hear about this place once more? [ Nevermind. | The destruction of Zanarkand. | Yevon and Yunalesca. | The Hymn of the Fayth. ]
    Gagazet -- Mountain Gate
    [Ronso survivors have gathered...]
    Ronso boy: Even young Ronso have mighty horns, greater than any fiend! In snow and ice, this Ronso grow big as mountain!
     ¬We Ronso also wait for Calm of Summoner Yuna.

    Ronso woman in purple robe: My made died in battle. it was a proud death, fit for Ronso. He marched to Farplane with horn held high!
     ¬Cold are the winds of Gagazet. Tears turn to ice. Ronso must lay tears aside to stand up against sorrow.
     ¬All Ronso are warriors. Ronso will stay with mountain.

    Ronso woman (blue hair, yellow tunic): Many Ronso have fallen to hands of the unsent Seymour. It is fate of Ronso to die in battle. few are left.
     ¬Ronso will guard the mountain to the very last.

    Merchant Ronso, gold kilt: Ronso always prepared to fight. Always keep weapons and armor in top shape. [ Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Leave. ]
    Bikanel Island
    [Two Al Bhed stand in a sinkhole barring the way to where Home used to be...]
    Blond Spikey-hair: There's nothing over that Home is gone.
    Gas mask: But then, we still have blitz, you see?
    Spikey hair: The ball... I think we forgot something.
    Airship Corridor, Level Three
    Rin: Lady Yuna has become quite the summoner. A gentle nature, yet strong as steel. She reminds me of her parents.
    Tidus: Yuna's old man was a priest of Yevon, but he married an Al Bhed, huh?
    Rin: Lord Braska wanted peace between his people and ours. He would occasionally visit the Home of those days.
    Tidus: So that's how he met Cid's sister?
    Rin: They ran off together, into the night.
    Tidus: Hmph. Sounds like love. Wow, Cid must've been furious!
    Rin: Yes. He wouldn't talk to her after that. But, when Yuna was born, they made up again. His sister took off for Home at once. But then, her ship...
    Tidus: Sin?
    Rin: That incident turned Lord Braska down the summoner's path.
    Tidus: Everything leads back to Sin.
    Rin: But, you'll put an end to it?
    Tidus: With a vengeance.
    Rin: I pray for your success.
    Once you have full control of the airship, you can also reach...
    Sidequests / Backstory
    Omega Dungeon
    The gang beams down to a random dungeon in the ne corner of the map.]
    Tidus: What is this place?
    Lulu: Seven hundred years ago... a monk who defied the teachings was sentenced here.
    Wakka: Oh, the traitor Omega, ya?
    Yuna: Omega's loathing of Yevon has turned him into a fiend.
    Wakka: They say he liked it underground, out of the light.
    Tidus: So, he's here?
    Auron: Scared?
    Tidus: Not a chance!

    [Deep in the dungeon, Ultima Weapon attacks...]
    Wakka: You're kidding me!
    [After they've dealt with it...]
    Auron: That was not Omega. Just a shadow, born from Omega's wrath.
    Wakka: What, so the main man's still around?
    Tidus: (Yelling and punching the air) Come on out, Omega!
    Yuna: When we meet, I will send it.

    [Even further in, they find a shimmering purple barrier...]
    Auron: It seems we rate his personal attention, now.
    [Boss fight ensues. Several Ultimas later, Omega is pounded into oblivion. Yuna sends for good measure. As they leave...]
    Auron: Find your peace on the Farplane. Leave Spira to the living.

    Baaj Island -- Underwater Ruins
    [Wakka, Rikku and Tidus dive into the water near Baaj Temple]
    Wakka: Whassup? Something here?
    Tidus: I almost got eaten by a fiend here. Payback time!
    Wakka: I get the picture. All right, let's go! (High 5)
    [boss fight, clearing the way to enter temple.]
    Baaj Temple, Main Hall
    Assuming you've used the Destruction Spheres to get goodies in all the Cloisters of Trials, you can enter Baaj Temple's Chamber of the Fayth...
    [Image of a woman appears over statue]
    Yuna: You are maester Seymour's mother?
    Seymour's mother: So you know, yet still you seek my aid. My you not hate him?
    [Awkward silence]
    Seymour's mother: It is all right. He is the one who sowed the seeds of hatred. He is to blame.
    [She looks to one side, where a ghost-image of young Seymour sobs]
    Seymour's mother: But I am at fault for letting him become what he was.
    [A vision: the great hall of Baaj before it was in ruins, with vases of flowers everywhere, lavish furnishings. Young Seymour there.]
    Seymour's mother: He was always alone--half Guado, half man. I wanted to give him the strength to live by himself. And so I became a fayth.
    But...because I let him taste power, he began to thirst for more. He was not satisfied with my aeon. He wanted more. More power.
    [Vision ends]
    Tidus: And he found Sin.
    Seymour's mother: Yes. Come, summoner. I will bestow you with my power: The Dark Aeon, Anima. Destroy Sin, and my son's obsession with it. Though it is small recompense for what I did to him.
    Remiem Temple
    [Accessible by chocobo as soon as you reach Calm Lands, but you can't complete Belgemine's challenge until Yuna has all secret aeons...]
    Belgemine: Welcome, Yuna.
    Yuna: What is this place?
    Belgemine: Remiem Temple. Once a great religious center in the Calm Lands, lost after the battle with Sin.
    Tidus: And this is your home? What? You got something against company?
    Belgemine: (Chuckles) It's a long story. Easier perhaps to show you. (Pyreflies lift from her)
    Tidus: You're dead, too?
    Belgemine: Don't send me just yet. There is still one thing left for me to do here. With the help I can give, a young summoner might just be able to defeat Sin. Well, Yuna?
    Each time you visit, she phrases challenge differently:
    Belgemine: I challenge you: if you cannot beat me, you'll never beat Sin.
     ¬If you've got what it takes to beat Sin, I should be no more than a bump in your path, right?
     ¬I will be the judge of your aeons' strength. Are you good enough, I wonder?
     ¬You've got quite a name to live up to, daughter of Braska.
     ¬Well, Yuna, shall we see how well your training serves you?
    After defeating all her aeons in a row...
    Yuna: Thank you! Perhaps you'll teach me again someday? (Deep bow)
    Belgemine: (Chuckles) That's not possible. You have already surpassed your father. There is nothing more I can teach you. My work here on Spira is done. Time for me to go.
    Auron: Send her.
    [If Yuna sends her...]
    Yuna: Yes. (Begins sending)
    Belgemine: It is in your hands. Destroy Sin and save Spira. (Vanishes)
    If you told Dona not to quit her pilgrimage, she's still at it, emerging from the Cloister of Trials...
    Dona: What good is this place? All that trouble getting here, only to find ruins!
    Tidus: Well, a lot's happened. You should know... There's no more Final Summoning.
    Dona: Wh-What do you mean?
    Tidus: Hey, we've got a plan, okay?
    Dona: And this plan's going to work?
    Tidus: It has to!
    Dona: So, you're saying it's all in your hands now? Fine, you do what you like, however you like. I'll just wait my turn. Well, it doesn't matter who does the deed, but are you sure you're up to it?
    Tidus: You just watch. We'll get Sin!
    Dona: Oh, I'm sure you will. Barthello, shall we?

    [Enough backtracking and sidequests. Time to bug Mika about Yu Yevon.]
    Highbridge, Outside the Palace
    [Two warrior monks with rifles bar the palace doors]
    Warrior Monk: Infidel!
    Wakka: (Facepalm) Man, don't these guys ever give up?
    Warrior Monk: You'll regret showing your face here! We'll strike you down in the name of Yevon!
    Tidus: Blah, blah, blah. Yeah, so? Guys?
    Rikku: If they want a fight, let's give 'em one!
    Warrior Monk: Prepare to charge!
    Shelinda: Stop! (Emerges from front gate)
    Warrior Monk: Captain?
    Shelinda: Lady Yuna is not to be harmed! She's no traitor! That is an evil rumor spread by the Al Bhed!
    Rikku: What?
    Shelinda: Maester Mika himself told me.
    Warrior Monk: Then...what are we to do?
    Rikku: (Credible imitation of Shelinda) Stand down!
    Shelinda: As she says!
    [The monks step aside]
    Rikku: What was that about evil Al Bhed?
    Shelinda: I... Truly, I do not understand it myself. All Yevon seems to be in a state of confusion. Why, yesterday they called me out of the blue and made me captain of the guard!
    Auron: Short on believers?
    Shelinda: Yes, the chaos in the temples is worse than I'd imagined. It's horrible! And all the priests do is blame each other. I worry what will become of Yevon. But no! I must be the rock that stands against the swirling tides, right? Lady Yuna, I must tell you, your courage has been a great inspiration to me.
    Tidus: Yeah, that's great, but we came here to see Maester Mika. Is he here?
    Shelinda: Yes, I shall arrange an audience. Please wait in the courtroom. (Hurries off)
    Rikku: Hey, hey, wait! What was all that about the Al Bhed lying and stuff?
    Auron: Simple. Yuna has become Mika's only hope.
    Rikku: Oh... Okay.
    Lulu: Just what does he think he can get away with?
    Tidus: Time to teach him some manners!
    Yuna: Yes, let's.
    High Court of Yevon
    Mika: Why are you here? You must go and defeat Sin, quickly! You have obtained the Final Aeon from Yunalesca, have you not?
    Tidus: Well, we did meet her.
    Yuna: We fought and defeated her.
    Mika: What!
    Auron: Summoners and guardians will be sacrificed for the Final Summoning no more!
    Mika: You have profaned and subverted a thousand-year-old tradition? Fools! Infants! Do you realize what you've done? You've taken away the only means of calming Sin!
    Tidus: Hey, maybe that's not the only way! We think we've got another.
    Mika: Why... Preposterous! There is no other way!
    Auron: The grand maester, running away?
    Mika: Spira has lost its only hope. Destruction is inevitable. Yu Yevon's spiral of death will consume us all. I have no desire to watch Spira die.
    Yuna: It won't die!
    Tidus: Who is this Yu Yevon guy?
    Lulu: Lady Yunalesca also mentioned him.
    Rikku: Wait, gramps! Who's Yu Yevon?
    Mika: He who crafts the souls of the dead into unholy armor. An armor called Sin. Clad in it, Yu Yevon is invincible. And the only thing that could have pierced that armor, you have destroyed! Nothing can stop it now. (Dissolves into pyreflies)
    Wakka: Bah! Disappear on us, will ya? Rotten son of a shoopuf!
    Shelinda: (Entering) Where...where is the grand maester?
    Yuna: He, um...
    Auron: He's not here yet. How long must we wait?
    Shelinda: That's odd... I'll go look for His Grace. (Leaves)
    [Creepy Little Kid (tm) appears]
    Tidus: It's you.
    Bahamut's Fayth: Come, to my room.
    Yuna: Okay.
    [He disappears]
    Wakka: Who you talking to?
    Tidus: Oh. Uh, no one.
    Yuna: I must go see the fayth.
    Auron: Hmph. I see.
    Bahamut's Chamber of the Fayth
    Creepy Kid: Hello.
    Yuna: I must thank you for the aeon. (Deep bow)
    Tidus: So, what's up?
    Creepy Kid: So, have you found a way to truly defeat Sin?
    Back in the Main Palace
    Shelinda: (Running in) I'm afraid the grand maester is nowhere to be found!
    Tidus: S'okay, we were just leaving.
    Shelinda: Oh...I see.
    Rikku: Hey! Maybe you could help us with the hymn.
    Tidus: Hey, good idea!
    Rikku: It's like, we need you to tell as many people as you can.
    Shelinda: What should I tell them?
    Rikku: A ship in the sky will sing the Hymn of the Fayth. When they hear it, we need everyone to sing along!
    Wakka: Everyone in Spira!
    Shelinda: I'm not sure I understand.
    Rikku: You don't have to! Just tell everyone!
    Shelinda: A ship in the sky will sing the Hymn of the Fayth? So when they hear it, everyone should sing along, correct?
    Tidus: If they do, we might be able to defeat Sin!
    Shelinda: Truly?
    Yuna: Yes!
    Shelinda: That's wonderful! You can count on me! I shall tell all of Spira!
    Back Aboard Cid's Airship
    Talking to party after visiting Mika...
    Auron: I must admit I was worried at the beginning, but you've done well.
     ¬One more trial to pass.
     ¬Our stories will end together.
     ¬Don't keep Jecht waiting. He never was a patient man.

    Yuna: All those teachings...what were they for?
     ¬Sorry, I was just thinking.
     ¬We're...still going forward, right?
     ¬We can think about what will happen after we beat Sin, right?

    Lulu: We'll be bringing a new Calm. One that will last forever.
     ¬This will be a battle unmatched in the thousand years since Sin's birth.
     ¬Spira without Sin... hmm. Why is it so hard to imagine?
     ¬Afterwards--after we defeat Sin--promise you'll stay with Yuna.

    Rikku: My pop says he's got a special surprise for Sin.
     ¬Can't wait till this is over so we can relax for a change!
     ¬Don't worry, we'll be fine! Everyone'll sing for us, I know it!

    Wakka: There's something I want to say before the fight. (Turns to Cid) I...uh...I guess I didn't know anything about the Al Bhed. Didn't know anything. Didn't want to listen to anything. I was a big jerk. So, I...Well, uh... (Half-slumps, half-bows) I'm sorry, ya? Please forgive me.
    Cid: Don't let it bother you. Hey, I'm guilty of hating those durn Yevonites, myself! Well... There's a lot of folk in this world--some of 'em good, some of 'em bad. That's all there is to it.

    Rikku: I'm feeling all warm inside.

    ¬Wakka: When this is all over, we'll help you look for your Zanarkand!
     ¬A Spira without Sin...Hard to imagine, ya?

    Kimahri: You keep walking path forward. Kimahri watch the rear.
     ¬Because of you, Yuna still smiles. Thank you.
     ¬Friends have saved Kimahri's life. Kimahri will treasure it.
     ¬Kimahri is ready. Let us fight Sin.
    When you talk to Cid...
    Cid: The final showdown with Sin! I say let's get this show on the road! (Map Opens)
    Cid: Yee-haw! Here we go!

    After visiting Mika in Bevelle, but before setting course for Sin, a number of new events are triggered...
    Bevelle, Highbridge
    Outside Palace Gates
    Maroda: Hold there! This bridge is closed. Bevelle is off limits by the temple's decree. No one may enter.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Pacce: Everyone's in mourning since Maester Mika died...And it's been morning [sic] for days now!
    Maroda: (Scolding) Pacce...
    Maroda: (To Tidus) At least, that's what they say. The temple's falling apart with all four maesters gone. They're afraid of riots, so they're turning everyone away. With our brother in the middle...
    Tidus: What's up with Isaaru?
    Maroda: They came crying to him to stay in Bevelle, to protect the temple and all that. And you know our brother. It's not in him to refuse.
    Pacce: Oh, I guess our pilgrimage is done, then, huh?
    Maroda: Of course not! Geez...
    Maroda: (To Tidus) Long story short...You'll only find trouble in Bevelle. I'd stay out for your own safety.

    ¬Maroda: That whole bit about Yuna being a traitor's just some Al Bhed rumor, I hear. I just can't believe it. I mean, the Al Bhed helped us out!
     ¬Wait all you want. Bevelle's gates are closed.

    Pacce: Isaaru sends his regards to Lady Yuna. And...he says he's sorry, too.
     ¬I heard something funny the other day. If a flying ship sings, we're supposed to sing along! And they say that will beat Sin!
    Sphere Theater
    O'aka: Hello, there!
    Tidus: Hey, weren't you in prison?
    O'aka: Nah, those monks are pushovers, I tell ye! I'll fleece any priest, or my name's not O'aka!
    Tidus: Sorry. It was our fault they locked you up.
    O'aka: No problem! Anything for a customer, eh?
    O'aka: You know...I had a sister. Wantz's older sister, you see. A summoner, she was. Went on pilgrimage at a young age. And that was it. Aaah... Me and Wantz, well, neither of us were fighters enough to be guardians. I think about it every day, I do. If we could've helped her. Least I can do is try to help another summoner, I figure. And Lady Yuna, she looks so much like... (Sigh)
    Tidus: Eh?
    O'aka: I-It's nothing.
    Tidus: Say, thanks.

    ¬O'aka: Wantz has got all the good stuff. O'aka XXIII's retiring!
    Macalania Area
    Macalania Woods -- Just North of Thunder Plains
    Wantz: Welcome! We've got some goodies today! (Shop)
    There's one new cutscene with Tromell...
    Farplane Viewing Platform
    [Lord Jyscal's image now faces Tromell]
    Tromell: When Lord Jyscal was alive, the Guado knew prosperity and honor. But now, we Guado wither and crumble. I, myself, could have done more to stop this. Forgive me, Lord Jyscal! (Deep bow)
     ¬Lord Jyscal! I beg your forgiveness!
    After visiting Mika in Bevelle, you are no longer chased out of the temples...
    Village, Outside Temple
    Little nun: I knew all along you weren't traitors. Please, go through.
     ¬No one will try to stop you now.
    Besaid Temple, Great Hall
    Priest: I've not told the people yet, but I hear Maester Mika has passed away. What is going on in Bevelle?
     ¬The chaos in the temple only serves to worry the people.

    Short monk in side chamber: All word from St. Bevelle has ceased. None of the temples know which way to turn.
     ¬You've been a stranger lately to the temples, I hear. Be at peace. Come what may, you are always welcome at our temple.

    Daddy the fisherman: When will Lady Yuna's Calm come to Spira...

    Woman in white: How unfortunate that Lady Yuna's engagement to Maester Seymour was put off.

    Portly Crusader: Praying won't keep fiends away. It takes Crusaders to defend Besaid.

    Sailor in blue cap: Seems kind of odd to pray for the temple's sake, ya?

    Boy in red: The priest told me the story of Lady Yunalesca and Lord Zaon. Spira's here today because of what Lady Yunalesca did.
     ¬If I was strong like Lord Zaon I could have been a guardian, too.

    Priestess: Who can the people of Yevon turn to now that Maester Mika is gone?

    Young weaver: Sounds like that poppycock about Lady Yuna finally got cleared up.
     ¬Now if Sin'd just go away, we'd have nothing to worry about.
    Besaid Temple, Chamber of the Fayth
    Valefor's Fayth: Sin is cursed. Sin prays. It curses its form, it prays for dissolution. Sin sees dreams of its own destruction. Sin is looking at us. We live in a fading echo of time left us by the destroyer. Free him from Yu Yevon. Free him -- the fayth that has become Sin.
    Promontory, Besaid Village Overlook
    Luzzu also has slightly different comments after you visit Mika...
    Luzzu: Calling Lady Yuna a traitor? There must be some mistake! Everyone in Besaid thinks so.
     ¬As long as Sin remains, so does our duty.
    Kilika Temple, Forecourt
    Man in yellow and blue: Did you hear? When you see the flying ship, we're all to sing the Hymn of the Fayth. Supposedly, it has something to do with overcoming Sin, but I wonder if it's true?
     ¬I'm still a bit skeptical, but I guess it's worth trying.

    Old man: Not many visitors at the temple these days. It is a pity, really.

    Nervous monk in hat: I must be strong and live by the teachings in this time of turmoil! But lately, I have discovered a weakening of my faith.
     ¬I must focus on my training as a monk.

    Female Crusader in red: I've givin' [sic] up on becoming a warrior monk, They favor the temple over the people of Spira. I can't believe they abandoned their positions and ran off.
     ¬The warrior monk leaders have barricaded themselves in St. Bevelle.

    Warrior monk: No, no, I am not a warrior monk! I have rejoined the Crusaders. It's just that we Crusaders are short on armor.
     ¬Crusader... warrior monk.. Who cares? I just want to protect something!
    Kilika Temple, Nuns' Chambers
    Lttle nun 1: We're supposed to sing when we see the flying ship, right? See, I knew that!

    Little Nun 2: Why are all the monks getting ansty?
    Kilika Temple, Monks' Chambers
    Older Monk: Those devoted to Yevon's teachings need not fear of death. But the young monks are scared silly. How pitiful.

    Younger priest: We have asked the Crusaders to help patrol the temple, since the warrior monks have left. However, with so few of them, I do wonder if they will be able to fend off the fiends.
     ¬Has the maester abandoned all the temples throughout Spira?
    Kilika Temple, Great Hall
    Priest: I must reluctantly admit that the people are distancing themselves from the temple. What would Lord Ohalland think if he were here...
     ¬lThe responsibility lies with the monks. We could not ease people's anxieties.

    Deim: There's a strange rumor going around about singing the Hymn of the Fayth when a ship flies by.

    Nizarut: Yeah! When the ship comes flying by, I'm going to cheer it on like this!
    Kilika Temple, Chamber of the Fayth
    Ifrit's Fayth: Sin swam in the sea near Zanarkand. Perhaps the waking dream eased its suffering. Your father touched Sin and became real that night, foundering in the seas of Spira. How sad now, that he is caught in the tragic spiral. He is Sin. He is lost.
    Djose Area
    Bridge to Djose Temple
    Crusaders run up as if to intercept: We're behind you all the way! Good luck!
     ¬Hey, it's been a long time! How's it going?
     ¬Traitors! Just kidding. Sorry about all that fuss.

    Monk: There is nothing I can do but pray. My faith in Yevon will never die.

    Crusader in red, white, blue (Kyou): More and more people question the teachings these days. I only hope it doesn't lead to another tragedy like Operation Mi'ihen.
     ¬The Crusaders defied the teachings, and look what happened to them! Once you're on the Farplane, there's no turning back!

    Crusader in gold and green: We're facing tough times. The monks all seem dejected, and hardly anyone visits the temple anymore. I'm okay, though. I'll live by the teachings no matter what.
     ¬The warrior monks left for Bevelle, so it's our job to protect this temple.
    (Running up as if to intercept when you leave temple)
     ¬Take care! Damn, I wish I could go with you.
     ¬Good luck! Destroy Sin for us all, all right?
     ¬Come back anytime!
    Djose Temple
    If you told Dona it was okay to quit her pilgrimage, Dona and Barthello are outside Inn...
    Dona: Why, it's you again.
    Tidus: You still on the road?
    Dona: Yes, but we're not going to Zanarkand.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Dona: I have decided to go to Barthello's homeland.
    Barthello: (Comes up and flexes muscles)
    Dona: We are going to let the other summoners deal with Sin. (Sigh) I'm... I'm scared.
    Tidus: Hey, don't worry about it! We'll put Sin in his place in no time.
    Dona: (Gasp) You mean...the Final Summoning?
    Tidus: No. We found another way where no one has to die.
    Dona: Well, whatever it is...good luck!
    Tidus: Cross your fingers.
    Dona: Do your best. Barthello? Time to go.
    Main Hall of Djose Temple
    Old Monk in Red: Once, travellers of the Highroad would customarily stop over at this temple and pray for a safe journey. Nowadays, they just pass by without stopping. How dare they neglect the precepts that have sustained Spira for a thousand years?
     ¬We must lead errant souls back to the way; otherwise, Yevon's teachings will perish.
    Djose Temple, Monks' Chambers (right)
    Seated Monk: Maester Mika carried Spira on his shoulders for fifty years. I'm sure he's resting peacefully on the Farplane now.
     ¬I wonder who the next grand maester will be.

    Monk: My fellow monks have left the temple. They said nothing will change so long as we remain within these confines.
     ¬I cannot say they are right or wrong.
    Djose Temple, Nun's Chambers (left)
    [AIiie! It's totally overrun with little hopper monkeys!]
    Nun: Despite hearing rumors about your rebellion, I always believed you were innocent. After all, I saw how graciously you toiled to help the wounded Crusaders.
     ¬Not all who are associated with the temple are against you, my lady. Please believe me.
    Djose Temple, Chamber of the Fayth
    Ixion's Fayth: For a long time, we had forgotten how to go forward. You reminded us we must go forward. Yes, we must run. Let us go, you who share our dreaming. Come, and we will run till the dream's end.
    Macalania Area
    Entrance to Macalania Temple
    Al Bhed Child (Linna): (Now sitting on temple steps by monk)
    I'm hungry.
     ¬No one's coming to pick me up.
     ¬It's cold, ain't it?

    Monk: The Guado have left the temple, restoring peace to this holy place.
     ¬It's a relief that those troubling folk are gone.
    Main Hall of Macalania Temple
    Old Woman: Those who once criticized the Al Bhed are now blaming the Guado. Hmph, always blaming others for everything. Have they no shame?
     ¬Hmph, the Ronso will probably be singled out next. Just you watch.

    Monk in purple: The high priest of Macalania Temple was Maester Seymour. A new high priest has not yet been appointed in his place. We await further instructions from St. Bevelle.
     ¬The temple cannot operate much longer without a high priest.

    Nun in purple: Before, both humans and Guado came to pray at the temple. Now, nobody comes. How long before our own hearts grow chill and void of faith?
     ¬These are times when I think about quitting the clergy and going home.
    Macalania Monks' Chamber (left)
    Monk in hat sitting and drinking: With Seymour gone and Maester Mika dead...we've lost all our emotional support.
     ¬This is truly a disgrace. Monks are supposed to guide the people, not behave like this.

    Monk in purple who told you Seymour's backstory: Seymour's actions are inexcusable, but I cannot condemn him...because I remember how he suffered at the hands of both human and Guado in his youth.
     ¬If he hadn't strayed from the path, I believe Seymour would have become a fine maester.

    Man in brown coat: The Guado have apparently lost their willpower and are in low spirits. They never leave Guadosalam anymore.
     ¬I feel like shutting myself away in a temple, too. I just can't believe anything anymore.

    Little Nun: The Guado used to come here often, but now, everyone's gone.
     ¬I miss my Guado friends.
    Macalania Nuns' Chamber (right)
    Nun watching lizard-cat: The temple undergoes its own trial of faith, now. If only a leader would appear to restore its former glory.
     ¬In time, the Guado will come to see the light of Yevon, too.

    Woman in winter clothes: Ever since that incident involving Lord Seymour, I've had a hard time sleeping at night.
     ¬Wish I'd never seen that sphere.
    Macalania Temple, Chamber of the Fayth
    Shiva's Fayth: Should the dreaming end, you too will disappear--Fade into Spira's sea, Spira's sky. But do not weep, nor rise in anger. Even we were once human. That is why we must dream. Let us summon a sea in a new dream world. A new sea for you to swim.

    And while we're talking to Fayth, we might as well speak to...
    Calm Lands
    Cavern of the Stolen Fayth
    Yojimbo's Fayth: You are a fading dream, but one touched by reality. Spira will not forget its reality, nor the one who saved it. Run, dream; run on. Pass beyond the waking, and walk into the daylight.
    Remiem Temple, Chamber of the Fayth
    Magus Sisters (only one speaks): Why couldn't we see to stop the dreaming? Why did we stay on in Spira? We had forgotten for so long. We had forgotten to move forward. We had forgotten to change.
    Cid's Airship
    The crew is pondering the future...
    Ramp Down to Airship Level Four
    Jogging blitzer (Lakkam): I want to be a top player. Many teams I want to try.
    Airship Level Four -- Blitzers' Quarters
    Kneeling blitzer (Judda): Both Yunalesca and Mika were dead, yet they clung to Spira tightly.

    Running blitzer (Blappa): Being on ship is bad for health. Let us kick the blitzball!

    Standing blitzer (Eigaar): The lord Mika, an unsent? But I saw him in Luca.

    Blitzer against wall (Berrik): My friend, he went to Baaj to explore. He told a story... In the deserted temple there, faintly the Hymn of the Fayth can be heard! Maybe it has something to do with the aeons I think.
     ¬Baaj is a place of mystery. Mystery worth exploring, no?
     ¬In ancient times a temple was in Baaj. Now it is a nest for fiend only. There is great treasure in the deserted temple, they say. But a great fiend lives there too, and guards the treasure.

    Blitzer exercising (Nimrook): The age of the temples is past. Now comes the age of machina!
    Cabin on Airship Level Two
    Woman in bikini: There is much to buy, so don not be shy!

    Woman in leggings: I am glad you made it back from Bevelle. They didn't welcome us last time.

    Al Bhed doing squats: When you battle with Sin I will be singing too, yes!

    Gas mask guy: If you are prepared, we can attack Sin at any time!
    Observation Deck, Airship Level One
    Gas mask guy on right: Will the people of Spira listen to the call and sing for us?

    Blond guy on left: Many of our friends died in the attack on Home. Never will I forgive the temples.

    That's all the new optional dialog between visiting Mika in Bevelle and setting course for Sin. Next chapter: SIN!
    Chapter 15: The Final Showdown with Sin
    After you talk to Cid and pick "Sin" as destination...
    Cid: Well, this is it, eh?
    Tidus: Yu Yevon's hiding somewhere inside Sin, and we're gonna find him.
    Cid: Well, that sounds pretty simple.
    Tidus: Hey! Simple is the way you like it, right?
    Cid: You got that right.
    Rikku: Pops! I'm countin' on you!
    Cid: Right, got you covered! Yeah. (Starts broadcasting Hymn of the Fayth from ship's speakers) How's that?
    Rikku: Oh, right on!
    [Everyone listens]
    Lulu: A singing ship in the sky.
    Wakka: I hope everyone got the message.
    Brother: (stands up suddenly and looks ahead) Sin!
    FMV: The Approach
    [Sin's nose in crosshairs]
    Tidus: All right, we're going in!
    Wakka: How we gonna get inside?
    Tidus: The easy way! How else?
    Rikku: Figures.
    Lulu: Well? Let's go!
    [Yuna and friends dash off; Cid calls after Tidus...]
    Cid: Hey, how you plan on getting inside?
    Tidus: If we can't get through the mouth, we'll rip open a new one! You with me?
    Cid: (Cackles) Now that's what I call a plan!
    Brother: Father! I know what to use!
    Cid: Aha! Of course!
    Tidus: Of course!
    Cid: All right! We'll give that thing a new blowhole. All you gotta do is jump!
    Tidus: Roger!
    Cid: I won't tell ya to be careful. Do your worst, kiddo!
    Tidus: Roger!
    Brother: Wait! (Clears throat, speaks haltingly) Rikku, you...guard.
    Tidus: (Grins) Will do!
    Airship Corridor, Level 3
    Rin: Any last minute supplies before the showdown? [Got any weapons? | Got any items? | Leave.]
    Tidus: You're selling stuff? Now?
    Rin: But of course. Once Sin is gone, we'll need to be rebuilding Home, you see.
    Tidus: Man, your dedication is...really astounding.
    Talking to airship crew before going outside to fight Sin...
    Ramp Down to Airship Level Four
    Jogging blitzer (Lakkam): I do not run around in panic! Hope for the best, prepare for the worst!
    Airship Level Four -- Blitzers' Quarters
    Kneeling blitzer (Judda): Pardon me. So scared was I that I began to tremble all over!

    Running blitzer (Blappa): Soon is the final battle with Sin! How very excited I am!

    Standing blitzer (Eigaar): If every mouth in Spira sings, we may win this battle.

    Blitzer against wall (Berrik): I have faith you will do this thing. I will sing, too, for I believe.

    Blitzer exercising (Nimrook): Elder Cid has great courage! I must learn to be like him.
    Cabin on Airship Level Two
    Woman in bikini: Do you have all that you need? Talk to Mister Rin!

    Woman in leggings: I will sing too! Good luck!

    Al Bhed doing squats: Leave the ship to my hands! You go now to the deck!

    Gas mask guy: The gravity, it bends! And with Sin at the center!
    Observation Deck, Airship Level One
    Gas mask guy on right: Make sure to check your equipment before going out on deck!

    Blond guy on left: You will fight Sin close, no? Beware its toxin!
    [NOTE: Before going outside to fight Sin, you can double back, talk to Cid, and tour Spira to get final NPC comments. However, some refer to Sin crashing into Bevelle, so I'm going to save "Backtrack: Final Tour of Spira" until then.]
    [Party takes lift to the outer hull...]
    Outer Hull of Airship
    Rikku: I can hear the song!
    Lulu: Yes, I can hear the Hymn, too.
    Rikku: They listened to us!
    Tidus: We won't let them down!
    (Walks to edge, then turns back.) Yuna?

    Yuna: Hm?
    Tidus: You don't need this anymore, right? (Holds up sphere she dropped on Gagazet)
    Yuna: Oh! (Checks sleeves, flustered)
    Tidus: Right? (Tosses it overboard)
    Yuna: (Nods and smiles)
    [ Shipshake! ]
    Wakka: Hey, guys? Guys? That's not good, ya?
    FMV: Terra Graviton
    [Sin lets out shockwave.]
    [Everyone falls down]
    FMV: Gravity Sucks
    [Sin creates sphere of energy, sucking things in... even the moon from space! Then huge tunnels punch outward through ocean and land.]
    [Silence reigns. They get up, look around. Rikku's the first to notice...]
    FMV: Heaven's Fall
    Rikku: Huh? Hmm? .... WHOA!
    [All that power suddenly explodes outward; Tidus and Yuna nearly caught in explosion.]
    [Back on deck, Tidus picks himself up and finds Sin nose to nose with ship again]
    Tidus: Damn you, old man...
    Cid: (Over ship intercom) Hey, I saw somethin' shine on the base of Sin's arm! I reckon its a weak spot!
    Brother: (Also over intercom)Shoot!
    Cid: What, what?
    Brother: We are pulled by Sin!
    Rikku: Sin's pulling us in!
    Cid: Everyone, back inside!
    Brother: Too late! It comes!

    [Fight with right armpit of Sin]
    Battle commands during aerial fight with Sin...
    Tidus: Closer! Go closer! or Go back! Farther away!
    Cid: Just a minute!

    Rikku: Go near more! or Father! Go far!
    Cid: Wait a moment!
    When ship moves...
    Cid: Yeehaw! We're going in!
    Hold on!
    Cid: Here goes! Everyone, hold on to something! Here we go!
    FMV: Vena!
    [Airship shoots off left arm of Sin]
    Tidus: Got it!
    Cid: Couldn't have done it without you! All right! Everyone look sharp! Time to hit the other side!
    Rikku: Easy for you to say!

    [Fight Sin's left armpit]

    Cid: Ready? Fire!
    FMV: Machina Redux
    [Shoots off righ arm]
    Airship Bridge
    Cid: Yeehaw! Where next?
    Brother: It is over.
    Cid: What? We have only begun!
    Brother: But the main gun, it is broken!
    Cid: Th-That cannot be!
    Outer Hull
    Rikku: The main gun's busted!
    Cid: Dang it! All right, back inside! Time for another plan!
    Tidus: No! We're going in! Every blitzer knows: when you got the ball, you gotta score!
    [Depending on whom you've talked to/healed the most, one member of the party talks to Tidus and then runs to the front of the ship and jumps off]
    Lulu: A day with you is never dull!
    Yuna: Let's go!
    Auron: Foolhardy... But a fun plan.
    Rikku: See you there!
    Wakka: Go, go, go!
    Kimahri: On my honor as Ronso!
    Tidus: Hey! Star players first!
    [Boss fight with weird stuff on Sin's head... or in its mouth, maybe?]
    FMV: Sinfall
    [Sunset. Sin plows into the outskirts of Bevelle]
    Airship Bridge
    Brother: Father! I cannot believe what I see!
    Cid: Believe it, son! They've done it! It is happening!

    [Yuna and friends enter]
    Brother: Rikku, excellent!
    Yuna: It's going to come back, isn't it?
    Tidus: I know.
    Cid: What? You're kidding me!
    Tidus: No! We have to beat the guy inside Sin.
    Wakka: The Crusaders would be out of a job if it was this easy, ya?
    Lulu: But it has weakened. I'm sure of it.
    Rikku: Yeah! We're winning!
    Cid: All right, I'll do what I can with the main gun! (Leaves to work on repairs)
    Yuna: (Looks down, slips out)
    Talking to party after Sin plows into Bevelle...
    Rikku: Pop's machina always seem to break down when you need them most.

    Lulu: I think it's a little early to start celebrating.

    Wakka: Man, we must have hit that thing enough by now!

    Auron: This isn't over. Not yet.

    Kimahri: Sin still lives. Kimahri knows.
    Brother: Will Sin truly return again?
    Checking on crew after Sin crashes...
    Ramp Down to Airship Level Four
    Jogging blitzer (Lakkam): I know it will not do to panic, but I do not know how to be calm!
    Airship Level Four -- Blitzers' Quarters
    Kneeling blitzer (Judda): I wish the battles would be over...

    Running blitzer (Blappa): Make this battle the last! We are counting on you!

    Standing blitzer (Eigaar): You will attack Sin head on? Truly a great warrior are you!

    Blitzer against wall (Berrik): When the battle is over, we will play blitz once more!

    Blitzer exercising (Nimrook): When the time comes, I will fight, Sin! Here is my best shot!
    Cabin on Airship Level Two
    Woman in bikini: It will be a battle most violent! Check that you have all you need!

    Woman in leggings: Do not be lazy! Sin is right before us!

    Bearded engineer: Our ship is in top shape! Now, go and fell the great Sin!

    Gas mask guy: You attack from the front? It is a crazy, but delightful plan!
    Observation Deck, Airship Level One
    Blond guy on right (yeah, they swapped sides): The main gun is finished. It I cannot repair.

    Gas mask guy on left: We will charge into Sin, no? Let us do great battle!
    Airship Bridge
    Cid: We're countin' on you, kid. (Map Opens) Yee-ha! Here we go!
    (Nothing new on either ferry, in Luca, in Djose and Macalania Temples, or on the Thunder Plains, but much of Spira is talking about the singing ship and Sin's fall...)
    Besaid Island
    Docks and Beach
    Crusader in gold and green: Sin is still out there. This is a job for the Crusaders!

    Portly sailor in gold vest: Just once in my life, I'd like to ride on a flying ship.

    Woman in purple: That flying ship--now that's what I call a blessing of Yevon.

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): I sung and everything, so now Lady Yuna's Calm will come, ya?

    Little boy w/green headband: I wonder if all this singing's really gonna help beat Sin.

    Second little boy: I wonder if the fiends will go away once Sin's gone...
    Promontory, Besaid Village Overlook
    If Luzzu's still alive...
    Luzzu: They say a flying ship gave Sin a good chase. Never let your guard down! Sin is the most evil of foes.
     ¬All we can do is praty that this ship of the skies can defeat Sin.
    Village Square
    Old woman: When the Calm comes, we'll be putting up a statue of a new high summoner.

    Old man: I think I'll stick around long enough to see Sin get what's coming to it! Heh!

    Fabric seller in purple shirt: I'll admit it, I didn't believe that story about the flying ship! Who would? When it came flying over down, whoowee! I nearly up and died.

    Girl with doggie: What happened to the flying ship? I hope it made it through the fight.

    Woman in white: I pray that the next Calm will last a long time.

    Yuna's little friend: When the Calm comes, Lady Yuna has to come back so we can celebrate!

    Young weaver in shorts: There's a reward being offered for news of the traitors. No one here'd think of saying nothing, but watch out on the road.
     ¬I wonder how things are on the mainland. We don't get much news down here.

    Priestess: I've followed the teachings of Yevon ever since I was a child. Even should the temple fall, I will keep praying. I will.

    Little boy w/green headband: We got letters from the Aurochs! They're doing great in Luca, ya?

    Sailor w/blue cap: No matter what happens in the temples, it's life as usual here.
    If Gatta survived...
    Guy in green and white by wrecked hut: Sir Gatta was gloomy as ever after he returned from the operation. Thankfully, his new post as leader of the Besaid Crusaders seems to have lifted his spirits.
    If Luzzu survived...
    Guy in green and white by wrecked hut: Sir Luzzu won't admit it, but he's really down. I think he feels guilty about Gatta dying, you know?

    Portly Crusader: The battle with Sin ain't over yet...I wish there was something we could do.

    Woman in green skirt: I doubt some old song is going to help anyone beat Sin.

    Woman in purple: I wonder who was riding on that ship in the sky?
    Vilucha's Hut (first on right)
    Little boy w/green headband: I wonder if Sin is really going to go away?

    Vilucha: I've no desire to go against the teachings, but something's not right with the temple these days.

    Daddy the fisherman: I'll be out to sea soon. Perhaps I'll be greeting the Calm from deck.
     ¬I was pulling in my catch when Sin and the flying ship went by. What a sight! I think I forgot to sing.
    Weavers Hut (third on right)
    Fabric seller in purple shirt: When that ship came, the old man, he kept working while he sang!

    Old weaver: Wait for the Calm to come before rejoicing. Wouldn't want any...false hope.

    Woman in purple: Everyone in the village is all excited about that flying ship. Heck, I bet all of Spira's worked up!

    Younger weaver: It's hard to work with the Calm right around the corner!
    Merchant's Hut
    Girl with doggie: Just between me and you, I hear that there's no maesters left anymore!

    Sailor w/blue cap: That flying ship was spectacular! Those Al Bhed might have something there.

    Little girl (Yuna's friend): If that flying ship comes back I'm gonna sing real loud!
    Crusaders Lodge
    If Gatta's still alive...
    Gatta: I hear Sin really made a mess of Bevelle, eh? The Farplane's ringing with Luzzu's laughter, I bet.
     ¬Just a little more, and Sin is finished!
    Man in green and white: I'm no fiend-fighter, so I fix things and help the Crusaders that way.
    Temple of Besaid
    Priest: This ship of the air, could it be an Al Bhed machina? I'm not sure whether to cheer or condemn it.

    Short priest [Monks' quarters]: Even the teachings of a thousand years are due for an update once in a while.
     ¬Why, if Sin is defeated, we may no longer need Yevon's guidance.

    Daddy the fisherman: I'm praying for the blessings of Yevon to guide that flying ship.

    [No other new quotes... other worshippers repeat what they said earlier, or in other parts of the village.]
    [Most of the responses are the same as last visit, but there's some new ones....]

    Crusader in red, white, blue: Even if Sin is destroyed, there will always be fiends around.
     ¬The Crusaders' mission to protect the people will never end.

    Larbeight: I sang along with everyone else while Sin and the flying ship were battling it out--but man, was I scared. I mean, what if Sin came crashing down on top of us!

    Old woman: Feel free to buy loads of merchandise, but I ain't giving you a discount.

    Old man near inn: My grandchildren are on the Farplane. How I wish they could have heard the Hymn.

    Guy in white pants exercising near in: The Calm's still not here yet, is it... What are those people on that flying ship doing, anyway?

    Woman in white gazing out to sea: I'm sure that our song reached the people on the Farplane.
    Kilika Pub
    Slumped Crusader: Once Sin is destroyed, it's celebration time! What? Am I getting ahead of myself?
    Kilika Inn
    Old man: I just want to live in Kilika in peace. That's all I ask for.

    Little boy running around: When I grow up, I'm gonna ride the flying ship!
    Kilika Temple, Forecourt
    Nervous monk in hat: is that flying ship one of Yevon's machina? Yes, let us assume so.

    Man in yellow and blue: So, uh... I sang the Hymn of the Fayth, but what's supposed to happen?
    Kilika Temple, Monks' Quarters (left)
    Older priest: The restoration of the ancient airship must be a blessing from Yevon.

    Younger priest: (Same as last visit)
    Kilika Temple, Nuns' Quarters
    Little nun: We all sang together, so why isn't Sin dead yet?

    Other little nun: We saw the flying ship so we all sang our hearts out. I think I sang the best!
    Kilika Temple, Main Hall
    Priest: I hear Bevelle was devastated by Sin. How ironic that they suffer the same retribution as other men.
     ¬If the temples cannot provide the people with hope, then what purpose do they serve?

    Blitzer with arms in air (Nizarut): Yeah! When the Calm comes, this is how I'm going to celebrate!

    Female blitzer (Deim): I wonder what the summoners fighting Sin are like?
    Mi'ihen Highroad
    Mi'ihen Highroad, South End
    Crusader in purple: Lord Mi'ihen once passed along this road.With the Crusaders in disarray, I hope to find his guidance here.
     ¬The Crusaders shouldn't focus just on fighting Sin. We should strive to establish peace more than anything.
     ¬Time to buck up and get to work.

    Man in gold tunic: A lot of people are leaving Bevelle. I hear the temple's really clamping down on things there.
     ¬I hear the priests worry more about themselves than the people. If Maester Mika were still alive, this never would've happened.
     ¬Maybe Sin fell on Bevelle to punish the temple and what it's become.

    Man in blue vest: We all had a swell time singing when the ship flew over us. But we can't truly rejoice until the Calm comes.
     ¬I wonder what's gonna happen to Spira. I'm getting all discombobulated thinking about it too much.
     ¬I guess whatever happens happens.

    Young woman in yellow and blue talking to him: From what I hear, Sin's crash into Bevelle has wreaked utter havoc on the city.
     ¬I hope my warrior-monk cousin in Bevelle is all right.
     ¬I wish somebody would hurry up and destroy Sin.
    Mi'ihen Highroad -- South
    Little Crusader: I'll protect Spira from now on. Sin beat us last time, but I'm okay.
     ¬Do you know Sin's weakness? Tell me, and I'll kill it for you.
     ¬If you get attacked by fiends, you can come to us for help.

    Girl: My brother and I were playing. Then a fiend came out, and he ran away without me.
     ¬He ran so fast. My brother is the best!
     ¬I'm gonna practice running. I'm gonna beat my brother someday.

    Old woman: My grandpa and I...We used to take a stroll through here almost every day.
     ¬Yevon's blessing has granted me sound health, but grandpa... He's been blessed with too much energy. He marched on down to go see Sin.
     ¬Grandpa said he'd go fetch me a sinscale. When he's gonna act his own age, I can't say.

    Mi'ihen Highroad, Central
    Woman in tan and orange: That flying ship will bring about the Calm.
     ¬Even for a moment, a fleeting Calm, I want to feel peace from my heart.
     ¬I'm going to live to see the day the Calm dawns on us.

    Man in blue vest: Everyone looks calm, but they are still afraid of Sin. They will always be afraid.
     ¬I sang aloud to release all of my anxiety. I was so desperate at the time.
     ¬I'm gonna sing whenever I see the flying ship; I can't help but sing.

    Hypello: I wush walking and ended up here. Where am I? What plashe ish thish?
     ¬There ish a shtatue ober there. Shtatue of shumone big? Shtatue like it I've sheen shomewhere elshe. Have you sheen it? Or have you not?

    Crusader in gold and green: I took a bad hit fighting Sin. I couldn't walk for a while. I'm all good now, and back to guarding the Highroad.
     ¬We couldn't defeat Sin. But at least we can protect the people from fiends.
     ¬We should focus on what we can do and not dwell on what we couldn't do.

    Woman in purple near billboard: Fiends often appear here, but people pass through here, regardless.
     ¬Sin's terrible attacks continue, and the fiends' threats persist... Yet people continue to move on.
     ¬Still, fiends are frightening as always.
    Ocean Overlook by Travel Agency
    Al Bhed in bikini (scary mom): I will be angry if those Yevon monks hurt the children. I do not think they will, but I cannot trust them.
     ¬When I hear the word Yevon, I think of the fiend attack on our Home.

    Al Bhed child (rust pants): I am taking care of the chocobos. Take good care of them when you ride them, okay?
     ¬The sunlight is gentle here compared to Bikanel.

    Al Bhed child (blue pants): I wanted to ride on the ship, too. It was a great battle, right?
     ¬Huh? The battle is not over? Then maybe we should sing again.

    Monk: I guess all children are innocent, whether they are ours or Al Bhed.
     ¬As a Yevon monk, I have denounced the Al Bhed for defying the teachings. By doing so, I have only stirred senseless conflicts throughout Spira. I deeply regret my folly.
     ¬Henceforth, I will work to engender harmony between the Al Bhed and our people.
    Mi'ihen Highroad Travel Agency
    Crusader in gold and rust: We've mustered a lot of men. They just keep coming. Soon we'll be able to restore the Crusaders!
     ¬Once we have enough men, we're gonna head north, taking care of the fiends along the way. And when we reach Bevelle, we're gonna challenge Sin again.

    Bearded Al Bhed: I never thought I would teach Al Bhed to the people of Yevon. These are strange times.

    Crusader in purple: I thought I'd quit the Crusaders for good, but singing the Hymn changed my mind. I can't just sit around while those guys on the flying ship are risking their lives fighting Sin!
     ¬I will fight as a Crusader even if my family objects.
    Mi'ihen New Road
    Crusader in blue and gold: I heard Sin isn't dead yet. Won't it ever give up? If we still had the cannons from the operation, we could've shelled it good.
     ¬I'm gonna go to Bevelle and see if I can give them a hand.

    Al Bhed child (blue pants): My dad is riding on an airship.
     ¬I sang out loud so that Dad can hear me.

    Man in green and purple near child: That ship is an Al Bhed machina, right? I can't believe the clergy's relying on it.
     ¬If the temples were to disappear, who would we pray to?

    Woman in blue near Mushroom Rock Gate: When we saw the machina airship, we sang. That Al Bhed kid did, too. It's strange how we can all sing the same song even though we don't speak the same language.
     ¬Maybe there is a way for the people of Yevon and the Al Bhed to get along.

    Djose Area
    Djose Highroad, Fork to Moonflow
    Crusader in red, white, blue: Unbelievable! A flying ship that sings! My jaw dropped when I saw it. A huge crowd gathered along the Highroad, and they all sang along, arm in arm.
     ¬So if we defeat Sin, our crimes will be forgiven, right? Right!? That time I stole that kid's... And the other time when I... All will be forgiven?
    South Wharf of Moonflow
    Man in green and white outside pavillion: They say Sin landed in Bevelle. It's better to stay away from the north.
     ¬Seems the Guado won't come out of Guadosalam.

    Woman in purple by loading platform: I tried singing the Hymn although I didn't know what significance it had. There was nothing else to do. In times of need, people will try anything.
     ¬The high priests and the summoners will take care of us.

    Crusader: The fight against Sin continues. Be careful when heading north.
     ¬With Yevon in chaos, the Crusaders must remain vigilant.

    Old Man: I thought that flying airship was Yevon's secret weapon...but now they're sayin' that Al Bhed are at the helm! You tellin' me that the temple and the Al Bhed have joined forces? Rubbish!
     ¬Can't believe anything anymore! Just pray that Sin will go away.

    Hypello under tail: Shing the Hymn? A very, very myshterious shong indeed.
     ¬Shoopuf happy now shince ebullibody shing shong.
    North Wharf of Moonflow
    Old Woman outside pavillion: I feel at ease now, thanks to the Hymn. Now I can go to the Farplane without worry.
     ¬The Guado all looked so gloomy. I wonder what happened?

    Man in purple coat inside pavillion: Who is using ancient machina to battle Sin? Could it be that Lady Yunalesca has risen again after a thousand years?
     ¬We beat Sin down with machina and the Hymn! A summoner just needs to finish it off!
    Woman in gold and tan by loading platform: An Al Bhed ship is battling Sin, right? I'm certain it's a ploy to win favor with the temple!
     ¬Even if the Al Bhed do something nice, I can't bring myself to trust them.

    Husband in white and blue by loading platform: If I could ride the flying ship, I'm sure I could get back in a jiffy.
     ¬I've expended all my energy coming here and I can't run any farther.

    Wife in green skirt by loading platform: We were lucky we left Bevelle in a hurry. If we'd waited much longer to get out, we would've been killed by Sin.
     ¬This area may also become a battlefield... Perhaps it's better to run farther away?
    Crusader on bench (Miyu): Seems like all the Guado want to go to the Farplane.
     ¬What will become of the Crusaders once Sin's gone?
    Nothing new here, except for another cutscene with Tromell...
    Farplane Viewing Area
    [Lord Jyscal's image floats before Tromell. No Seymour, despite his words.]
    Tromell: Benevolent Lord Jyscal, and most wise Lord Seymour. The days spent in your service were the best in this old man's life. Those of us left behind will soon be destroyed by Sin and join you in the Farplane. I will serve you there as I have served you in this world, always.
     ¬Even should Sin disappear, the Guado are doomed without a leader.
    Road Leading to Bevelle From Campsite
    [Now unguarded, it's a shortcut to Highbridge, but Maroda and Pacce don't say anything new if you've already visited them.]
    Macalania Travel Agency
    Al Bhed Child by hot stove: When I sang the song outside, my breath -- it became most white!

    Al Bhed Child running around: Our new Home we should build here! Then we can have snow fun every day!

    Al Bhed woman in leggings: They say that Sin has fallen on Bevelle. All the Yevon folk are in a panic!

    Seated woman: I had hoped to help Master Rin with his shop. But because I cannot speak Al Bhed, he would not hire me. I now learn your language from the kindly shopkeeper.
    The Calm Lands
    Husband in gold tunic: I don't care whether they're machina-using Al Bhed or not. As long as they wipe out Sin, I'm all for them!
     ¬I sang the Hymn! Put all my heart into it! I hope that flying ship wins.

    Woman in tan and orange: Our son won't stay away from that Al Bhed.
     ¬He'd better not be teaching him anything sacrilegious.

    Spike-haired Al Bhed: When Sin fell on Bevelle, I could hear and feel the tremors from here!
     ¬This kid seems to like me for some reason.

    Boy in dark red: Aw, I want a mask like his, too! But he said only Al Bhed wear them! I wanna be an Al Bhed when I grow up!
     ¬That nice Al Bhed man sang the Hymn with me!
     ¬Do you think they'll let me ride the flying ship if I became Al Bhed?
    Gorge/Crusaders Camp
    [The gorge is deserted. Uh oh! They said they were going to go help against Sin in Bevelle as soon as they were strong enough. Better head 'em off!]

    Elsewhere, dialog is unchanged from last visit. It's time to get back to Sin!
    Top Deck of the Airship
    Yuna: I wonder if Sir Jecht is in pain.
    Tidus: Let's just end this...quickly. The fayth said they would help us, right?
    Yuna: It bothers me, the way they said that.
    Tidus: Huh?
    Yuna: I mean, they've been fighting alongside us this whole time, but now they say they'll help?
    Tidus: I guess so...
    Yuna: Wait! Sin is reborn when Yu Yevon merges with an aeon, isn't that right? If I summon an aeon, Yu Yevon will join with it. But at first, it'll be small, won't it?
    Tidus: Yeah... Then, we might be able to beat it without the Final Summoning.
    Yuna: I don't know. What if Yu Yevon jumps again?
    Tidus: Then we'll take it down again! We'll fight him until there's no place left to run!
    Yuna: I never thought it would come down to this.
    Tidus: Yeah, I know. Hey, the fayth, they're tired of this whole thing, too. Let's let them rest.
    Yuna: The fayth said it's pointless to keep dreaming. The dream will disappear, he said. What did he mean? And what is it that Yu Yevon is summoning from within Sin?
    Tidus: The dream of the fayth.
    Yuna: You won't...go away, will you?
    Rikku: (Interrupting over the intercom) Yunie! Guys! Come look! Something's happening to Sin!
    FMV: Evenfall
    [Sin rises, sprouts wings, props himself on the tower in Bevelle. Tidus and Yuna watch.]
    Airship Bridge
    Auron: Jecht... He's waiting for you.
    Cid: Well, son, the main gun is still busted! We can't give you any cover fire!
    Tidus: Hey, just take us in. We'll do the rest.
    [He looks towards fellow guardians. Lulu and Rikku nod, Wakka raises half a high-five.]
    Cid: All right. Take us up, flush to the mouth! No mistakes, or I'm gonna tear out that mop you call hair!
    Brother: Me...take you there. No problem...ya?

    Tidus: Let's get ready to blitz!
    [Again, the character who speaks here varies depending on whom you've interacted with most: ]
    Lulu: Let's go. Just you and me.
    Yuna: Our fathers' wishes... Let's make them come true!
    Auron: My story must end as well.
    Rikku: Don't worry. I'll cover you!
    Kimahri: You are Kimahri's friend.
    Wakka: Time to show them what we're made of, ya?
    FMV: Faceoff
    [Sin pushes off. The airship gets nose to nose with Sin over Bevelle.]
    Cid: Here we go!
    Tidus: Yeah! I'm coming for you, Dad!
    [Boss battle with Sin's Nose]
    FMV: Breaking Through
    [Ship dives into Sin's open mouth. Guardians on deck witness surreal voyage into something vaguely Farplane-like, which includes glimpse of cackling Seymour.]
    Sin -- Sea of Sorrow
    Tidus: Dad! Where are you?
    Auron: We must go to him.
    Tidus: Then we will! Let me take front!
    Yuna: Good luck.
    Tidus: Follow me!
    Sin -- Garden of Pain
    [Seymour waits at the top of the stairs, cackling]
    Seymour: (Cackle)
    Tidus: Don't you ever give up?
    Seymour: (Whispering) Sin has chosen me. I am part of Sin. I am one with Sin, forever. Immortal!
    Tidus: Sin just absorbed you.
    Seymour: I will learn to control it, from within. I have all the time in the world. Since you were gracious enough to dispose of Yunalesca...the only means of destroying Sin is forever gone. Now nothing can stop us!
    Tidus: Well, we can!
    Seymour: By all means, try! You should thank me.Your death means your father's life!
    [Battle: Die, Seymour, die die DIE.]
    If Seymour casts dispel...
    Seymour: But there is no salvation for the damned!
    Seymour: Rest in peace, in eternal darkness!
    If Seymour casts Ultima...
    Seymour: Let darkness take you!
    Seymour: (Stumbles backwards, falls to his knees...) No!
    Wakka: Now! Yuna, send him!
    Yuna: Right! (Begins sending)
    Seymour: So it is you, after all, who will send me. But even after I am gone, Spira's sorrow will prevail. (Dissolves into pyreflies...about time!)
    Tidus: Sin will be right behind you.
    If you drop by the ship after defeating Seymour...
    Airship Bridge
    Yuna: No matter what happens, I'll see this through to the end. I promise.
     ¬We're almost done.
     ¬How are you doing?
    Lulu: You've proven yourself as a guardian. Maybe even as the best.
     ¬You know, your meeting Yuna was really quite...
     ¬Can't say "Praise be to Yevon" anymore, can we?

    Rikku: Sometimes, when I got a lot on my mind, it just helps to go "Aaaaa!"
     ¬Once the Calm starts, we'll take the airship to your Zanarkand!
     ¬Just a feeling, but I think my dad kinda likes you.

    Wakka: We been through a lot, ya? And hey, we're not finished yet!
     ¬All Spira's rooting for us! Let's not let them down, ya?
     ¬And to think, if you hadn't come floating out of the sea that day.

    Auron: I'd like to meet Jecht before he fades away.
     ¬When this is over, I will leave. I have played at life too long.
     ¬Ten years ago...I honored Jecht's last words, and travelled to Zanarkand. I planned to stay there, watching over you. But when Sin attacked Zanarkand that day, I changed my mind. Outside the dream world, life can be harsh---even cruel. But it is life. He wanted you to have a shot at life. I saw it in Sin's eyes. That's why I brought you here, to Spira.

    Kimahri: The Ronso were singing, too. Kimahri's ears never wrong.
     ¬Kimahri felt friendship from somewhere inside Sin.
     ¬There is no need for fear. Kimahri will go with you.
    If you exit Sin to wander Spira...
    Cid: We're counting on you, kid. (Map opens) Yee-haw, here we go!

    Brother: You go into Sin once more, eh? Leave it to me!
     ¬We will fly anywhere you want to go!
    Checking on crew after airship enters Sin
    Airship, Ramp Down to Level Four
    Lakkam: Rikku and Yuna are in your hands.
    Airship, Level Four (Blitzers Quarters)
    Blitzer on floor (Judda): Going inside Sin... I sang in fright and would not stop!

    Running blitzer (Blappa): When the Calm comes, we will play each day! Now we must train, train!

    Standing blitzer (Eigaar): Never have I thought of flying into Sin! Not even in dreams!

    Berrik: (Tells story of Baaj Temple)

    Exercising blitzer: How was it inside Sin? Many fiend there, I think.
    Airship, Level Two Cabin
    Bikini woman: All that is here is at your disposal! Be prepared!

    Standing (gas mask): Let us destroy Sin once and for all!

    Engineer: The ship is fine, even inside Sin, I think.

    Woman in leggings: Once the Calm comes, Home must be rebuilt.
    Airship Level One, Observation Deck
    Blond guy on right: If only the main gun worked, we could shoot Sin down!

    Gas mask on left: Sin sits still. It moves not. It seems to wait for us.
    Sin -- City of Dying Dreams
    Glyph Sealed Door on right, just inside front gate...
    Ten fiends still seek eternal repose.
    (After killing ten)The fiends, now freed, release the seal of Yevon!
    [Slog through City of Dying Dreams and Sin -- The Nucleus -- i.e. the Glade of Annoying Spikes. Finally land in...]
    Sin -- Dream's End
    Jecht: You're late, Auron.
    Auron: I know.
    Jecht: (Turns and waves to Tidus) Hey.
    Tidus: Hi.
    Jecht: Hah! You got tall, but you're all bones! You eating right, boy?
    Jecht: You've really grown.
    Tidus: Yeah, but you're still bigger.
    Jecht: Well, I am Sin, you know.
    Tidus: That's not funny.
    Jecht: Well, then... I know. Let's end this.
    Tidus: Dad?
    Jecht: Yeah?
    Tidus: I hate you.
    Jecht: (Chuckles) I know, I know. You know what you have to do.
    Tidus: Yeah.
    Jecht: I can't hear the Hymn so well anymore. Pretty soon, I'm gonna be Sin. Completely. I'm glad you're here now. One thing, though... When it starts, I won't be myself anymore. I won't be able to hold myself back. I'm sorry.
    Tidus: That's enough. Let's finish this, okay?
    Jecht: You're right. Well, then... Let's go!
    Tidus: Nooo!
    [Tidus has second thoughts and lunges to grab him -- the party gasps -- but he fails to catch Jecht. Jecht falls, transforming into Braska's Final Aeon.]
    Tidus: I promise this'll be quick! Hit me with all you got, Dad!
    "Talk" during battle with Jecht...
    Tidus: I won't lose! (Tidus' voice seems to affect Jecht. Jecht's power decreases.)
    Tidus: You won't beat me this time!
    (Jecht seems torn. Jecht's power decreases.)
    [Finally Yu Yevon flees Jecht as a black fluttery blob, the Final Aeon disappears, and the real Jecht lies there. Tidus kneels by him.]
    Jecht: You'll cry. You're gonna cry. You always cry. See? You're cryin'.
    FMV: I Hate You
    [Tidus weeps...]
    Tidus: I hate you, Dad.
    Jecht: Save it for later.
    Tidus: Right... We've got a job to do, don't we?
    Jecht: Good. That's right. You are my son, after all.
    Tidus: You know...for the first time, I'm have you as my father.
    Jecht: Heh.
    Yuna: Sir Jecht... I should...
    Jecht: No, Yuna, there's no time!
    [Yu Yevon buzzes them]
    Tidus: You stay away!
    Jecht: Yuna, you know what to do. The aeons...
    Creepy Kid: (Appears behind them) We Aeons
    Jecht: Call them!
    Creepy Kid: (Appears in front of Jecht) Call us!
    Jecht: (Dissolves into pyreflies)
    Yuna: Yes. (Nods)
    Lulu: Here it comes!

    [The world goes wonky. When (a) reality reasserts itself, they're standing on a giant chained sword floating over an abyss.]
    Funky Final Battle Scene
    Tidus: Yuna!
    [Yuna summons, reluctantly. They knock down each aeon in turn.]
    Tidus: Everyone! This is the last time we fight together, okay?
    Wakka: Huh?
    Tidus: What I'm trying to say is...after we beat Yu Yevon, I'll disappear!
    Lulu: What are you talking about?
    Yuna: (Desperate look)
    Tidus: I'm saying goodbye!
    Rikku: Not now!
    Tidus: I know it's selfish...but this is my story!
    [After defeating Yu Yevon in dramatic fashion, view flashes to several locations. On Besaid, Aurochs and villagers applaud, Luzzu/Gatta salute, and Crusaders join in. Inside temples, Fayth statues turn to dead stone.]
    Sin -- Dream's End
    [Back in Jecht's Zanarkand, Yuna's sending, but freezes when she sees pyreflies rising from Auron.]
    Auron: Don't stop.
    Yuna: But I...
    Auron: It's all right.
    Auron: (Strides through them, thumping Kimahri's chest and meeting their eyes...) It's been long enough.
    Auron: This is your world now. (Dissolves into pyreflies)
    FMV: Grand Finale
    Final two scenes are FMV...
    Back on the hull of the airship...
    [Yuna's still dancing. The airship floats on a golden sea of cloud, Aeons and Sin dissolving.]
    Yuna: (Shakes head) No...
    Tidus: Yuna, I have to go. I'm sorry I couldn't show you Zanarkand. (Starts walking away) Goodbye!
    Wakka: Hey!
    Rikku: We're gonna see you again...?
    Yuna: (Runs after him, goes through him and hits the deck)
    Kimahri: Yuna!
    Yuna: (Gets to her feet) I love you.
    Tidus: (Embraces her, then walks through her and takes a running leap into the beyond...)

    Note: In the original, Yuna's last line to Tidus is, "Arigato," meaning "Thank you." She never tells him, "I love you." Wonder what other significant changes were made for the English version?
    Outside the stadium, Yuna's whistling to the waves. Lulu comes up behind her.
    Lulu: Yuna, it's time.

    Inside the stadium, Yuna with friends behind her addresses the crowd.]

    Yuna: Everyone...everyone has lost something precious. Everyone here has lost homes, dreams, and friends. Everybody... Now, Sin is finally dead. Now, Spira is ours again. Working together... Now we can make new homes for ourselves, and new dreams. Although I know the journey will be hard, we have lots of time. Together, we will rebuild Spira. The road is ahead of us, so let's start out today. Just, one more thing... The people and the friends that we have lost, or the dreams that have faded...

    [Significant moments in Yuna's past flash by, lingering on the scene at the spring in Macalania. A pyrefly drifts past Yuna's cheek and the screen goes dark on her final words...]

    Yuna: Never forget them.

    Appendices: Sidequests

    Al Bhed Primers and Mr. Rin
    After collecting all Al Bhed primers, seek Rin and visit his shop. Afterwards...
    Rin: If there's anything I can help you with in the future, just ask.
    Tidus: I am in your debt!
    Rin: Very good! You have well learned our tongue.
    Tidus: Easy, once you know the trick!
    Rin: To think the day would come, that we could talk so; it is joyous indeed!
    Tidus: I am happy too!
    Rin: Here, a present to congratulate your success! ~ Underdog's Secret x99
    Tidus: Thank you!

    Monster Arena
    Monster Arena Guy: This is a training arena that Lord Mi'ihen constructed for the Crusaders. You can hone your battle skills here by fighting fiends gathered from all over Spira! But...the fiends all got away because I, uh, screwed up. I'm too old to gather fiends now, so I'm in quite a fix... So, that's where you come in, sonny! Can I ask you to round up all the fiends for me? Of course, I'm not asking you to do it for free. There'll be nice, fat rewards! On top of that, you can hone your fighting skills anytime against the fiends you bring back here! In addition, any items you win during training are yours to keep for free! But, there will be a small fee for each training session, so bear that in mind. How about it? Not a bad deal, eh? You won't regret it!
    • Sorry, no time for that.
    • Old man: Hmm... And I was thinking to reward you with a variety of rare items I've collected. Are you sure? ¬How about it? Will you catch some fiends for me? [Sorry, no time for that. | All right, I'll do it! | Would you explain that again?]
    • All right, I'll do it!
    • Old man: That's the spirit, sonny! Now, go catch all them fiends! But I've one more warning before I can let you go. To catch a fiend, you have to defeat it with a special kind of weapon! But not to worry! I'll sell them to you for a special low price! Also, this arena can only hold ten of each kind of fiend. There won't be any bonuses for capturing more, so keep an eye on your totals! I need you to start by collecting each species in the Calm Lands. I can't reopen the arena without having some fiends, you know. By the way, there's a total of nine species in the Calm Lands. I'll give you a bonus when you get all of them. Oh! Before I forget, you have to use a special kind of weapon to catch them! I'll sell some to you at a special price! No, no! No need to thank me! [Let's see your weapons. | I'd like some items. | Show me the fiends captured so far. | That's all.]
    • Would you explain that again?

    • Before finishing Calm Lands collection...
    • Old man: So far, you've collected [#] from the Calm Lands. You've got [#] more to go. You'll find weaker fiends nearby, but search the northwest for the big game! [Let's see your weapons. | I'd like some items. | Show me the fiends captured so far. | That's all.]
    • After collecting Calm Lands species...
    • Old man: Ah! You've caught all the fiends of the Calm Lands. Now I can reopen the arena! Oops, I almost forgot. Here's a token of my appreciation for your hard work. I don't know if you have what it takes to open it, though. (Treasure chest appears.)
    • Before obtaining Celestial Mirror...
    • It won't open.
    • After obtaining Celestial Mirror...
    • The Celestial Mirror seems to react. Use the Celestial Mirror? [Y/N] (Yuna walks up. Chest opens with a sparkle.) Obtained Nirvana!
    • After Arena is "reopened"...
    • Now what? [Chat. | Fight monsters. | Buy weapons. | Buy items. | Exit.]

    While monster hunting, if you choose "Chat," the Monster Arena Dude will spew random quotes about species or areas he's still looking for. The quotes vary depending on whether you've caught only a few few, some, all but a few, or all of one species or area. Here's the whole list of quotes!

    Species-related "Chat" quotes...
    • I want you to find me some small birds for my collection! | So you've been gathering small birds. They may be plump, but they taste bad! | I need just a few more small birds. Got a big birdcage all ready for 'em! | After taming all the little birds you brought me, I've created something out of this world!
    • I want to research fiends that blow up when you smack them. | Good. You've been gathering bombs. Be sure to catch them before they go boom! | I need a few more bombs. Don't waste them by making them blow up! | I've researched the fiends you brought me and put together an absolutely wicked bomb!
    • I want to know more about the poison found in those flying bugs. | You've caught some flying bugs already, eh? Keep it up, and watch out for poison! | I need just a few more flying bugs. Go get them for me! | After researching the fiends you brought me, I've created an incredible insect!
    • Sure would be grand to have every kind of breath-belching dragon in my collection! | So you've been catching dragons, eh? Hope you got weapons that can pierce their scales! | I need just a few more dragons to continue my research! | After taming all the dragons you brought, I've bred the ultimate wyrm!
    • I wonder what makes elementals tick... Sure wish I had some to study. | So you've started an elemental collection, eh? Hit 'em with the element they hate most! | I need a few more elementals to complete my research on the four elements! | I've been researching the fiends you brought me and created a very strange elemental.
    • If you see any eyeballs that go flap-flap, I want you to catch 'em for me! | So you've caught some winged eyeballs, huh? I need more! Bring me all you can find! | I need more winged eyeballs in order to continue my research! | I've been researching the fiends you brought me and created the ultimate eyeball!
    • I've been itching to know what would happen if you mixed flan of different elements together. | Been flan-hunting, huh? Use your weapons, not magic, if you want to capture them! | I just need a few more flan! Can't wait to mix them all together! | I've mixed all kinds of flan together and created a real nasty one!
    • You know about the hard-shelled guys, right? I sure want to know which is the toughest. | Good job gathering them hard-shelled buggers. Keep on smashing their shells for me! | I need a few more of those hard-shelled guys. I'm sure you know where to find more! | I've been researching the fiends you brought me and created one as tough as steel!
    • I want you to find me some four-legged beasts that brandish huge horns! | So you've caught some horned beasts already? Be sure to duck when they charge! | I need just a few more horned beasts. I'll be waiting right here. | Thanks to you, I've created the ultimate horned beast!
    • I sure want to find out where winged imps get their powers of lightning from. | So you've caught some winged imps, huh? They rely on magic, so use it against them! | I need just a few more winged imps to round out my collection! | I've created a nasty imp from all the samples you've brought me!
    • I wonder what fuel those iron giants run on? Sure wish I had some to tinker with... | So you've been capturing iron giants, eh? Be sure to stay on your toes! | I need just a few more iron giants. They're tough, so be careful. | After studying the iron giants you brought, I've assembled my own! Hope you like it.
    • Different parts of Spira are home to different kinds of lizards. Could you go capture some for me? | I see you're catching lizards, eh? Don't let them get away! | Can you get some more lizards for me? Just a few more, now. | I've been researching the fiends you brought me and created the ultimate lizard!
    • I want you to nab some unsavory mushrooms. They might look tasty, but they ain't! | So you've been gathering mushrooms, eh? Hit 'em with magic or they'll get upset! | | I've been researching the specimens you've brought and cultivated a fascinating mushroom!
    • There are so many kinds of wolven fiends all over Spira. How about nabbing some for me? | I see you're catching wolves, eh? Don't let them get away! | Mind catching me a few more wolves? I need more to continue my research! | I've been researching the fiends you brought me and created the ultimate wolf!

    Area-related "Chat" Quotes...
    • Head out to Besaid and capture the fiends there. There's so few kinds, you'll be done in a jiffy. | So you've been hunting on Besaid Island, eh? You sure got there and back in a hurry. | Close! Just one more species and we'll have every kind of fiend on Besaid Island! Keep it up, kiddo!
    • One lap through the forest on Kilika Island is all it takes to grab 'em all! | So, you've been doing some hunting on Kilika Island? Well, you still got a ways to go, I reckon! | Dah! Just one more species from Kilika Island and we'll have them all! Get back there on the double!
    • How about a nice stroll down the Mi'ihen Highroad? They got fiends to nab and sights to see! | I see you've been busy on the Mi'ihen Highroad. Hunt down the rest and bring 'em to me! | Aha! Just one more species from the Mi'ihen Highroad and we'll have a complete collection! Hustle, sonny!
    • Try hunting around Mushroom Rock Road. I got a feeling some fantastic fiends lurk in the shadows there. | I see you've been searching around Mushroom Rock Road. Leave no stone unturned if you want to find 'em all. | Heavens! You've got just one more species to catch from Mushroom Rock Road! Keep at it, sonny!
    • Bring me some fiends from the Djose Road. It ain't a big place, so you'll be done before you know it! | Ah, so you've been hunting on the Djose Road. I see you've got quite a menagerie. | Ngah! We're one species short of having a whole set of Djose Road fiends! Find one and nab it!
    • Get me some baddies from the Thunder Plains. Catching fiends, dodging lightning... What a thrill! | Been hunting out on the Thunder Plains, eh? Tread lightly, my boy! Tread lightly! | Huzzah! Just one more species to complete our collection from the Thunder Plains! Go get 'em!
    • How about a hunting trip through the Macalania forest? Its pristine glades and lovely ponds will soothe your soul! | Been hunting in Macalania, haven't you? Keep at it! That's one deep forest! | Zounds! One more species from Macalania and we'll have a whole set! Don't give up, kid!
    • Go hunt for fiends on Bikanel Island. There's gotta be tons of 'em under all that sand! | Hmm, someone's been hunting Bikanel Island fiends, I see. Keep up the good work, and don't let the heat get to you! | Lo and behold! One species more and we'll have every kind from Bikanel Island! Get back out there, son!
    • There's this cave under a gorge just north of the Calm Lands. Bring me the fiends there! | So you've been spelunking, eh? Well, keep it up. There's more fiends to catch in them caverns! | Why, just one more species from the cave at the bottom of the gorge! Get back down there!
    • Catch me some fiends from Mt. Gagazet! You can build your leg muscles while you hunt! | So you've captured some fiends from Mt. Gagazet? Well, keep at it and stay warm up there! | Jeepers! Just one more species from Mt. Gagazet and we'll have a whole set! Get back up there!
    • I heard there's a bunch of nasty fiends living inside Sin. Maybe you can go catch some for me! | Looks like you've caught some fiends from inside Sin's guts. Remember, you're my only hope! | Bingo! Just one more species and we'll have a complete set from inside Sin! Good luck, Sonny!
    • Grim fiends lurk in the dungeon of the traitor Omega. Can't you guess what I'm trying to say? | So you're catching fiends from Omega Dungeon, eh? Capture more; it'll build character! | Yow! Just one more species from Omega Dungeon and we'll have a whole set! Bite the bullet, son!

    After collecting a set of monsters from one area or species...
    • Species conquest...
    • I've done it! I've created a monster! This is a fabulous day! Come on, kiddo! Help me celebrate!
    • After finishing an area...
    • I've been researching specimens you brought from [area name], and created one nasty beast!
    • ... Wanna take a swing at it? The first fight's free. Fight? [Bring it on! | Not now.]
    • If you win...
    • You beat him... Nice job, sonny. But don't let it go to your head! I'll make sure he's always ready. Try to beat him quicker next time!
    • If you lose...
    • What? You lost? Guess you're just not up to snuff.
    • If you refuse...
    • Awww. Not up to it? Don't worry about it. I'll make sure he's always ready so you can challenge him anytime. But not for free! I have to make a living too, you know.
    Miscellaneous comments...
    • After collecting at least 1 of each monster from ten different places...
    • Wowzers! You've completed a total of ten races and areas! Hmm... You seem to be worthy of this prize. I gather it's a priceless item, but I have no use for it. ~ Mars Sigil

    • After collecting at least 1 of each monster from every area...
    • Thanks to you, the monster collection is growing.

    • After collecting 'em all...
    • You've captured every fiend. I knew I was right picking you. Heh. I've always been a good judge of character.

    • After facing Ultima Buster...
    • I've just got some new items in! Great deals that you won't regret!

    • After beating Nemesis...
    • You've beaten my mightiest beast? Mmm, what extraordinary power! All right! From now on, you shall be known as the "one Who Conquered All!" I never imagined that my mightiest creation could be defeated. Yes. Truly remarkable! I can't find any other way to express it! All that's left to do is to defeat Sin! I have faith in you, sonny. ~ Obtained Mark of Conquest! There won't be any more new fiends, but you can still battle them anytime. Feel free to come back whenever you wish to train! You'll of course need to pay for it, though! Hahaha...
    Celestial Weapons
    Outside Remiem Temple
    Information sphere: Chocobos come to this forgotten temple to test each other's speed and skill. You, who are listening to this, you have been accepted as a true rider. It is chocobo custom that one must have a rider to challenge the champion chocobo that stands near this sphere. Mount the bridled chocobo waiting on the opposite side of the temple. Once you are astride the challenger, the race will begin!
    Chocobo hops and squeaks "Kweh!" when you approach...
    It seems to be telling you to ride it. [Ride! | Don't ride. | How do I race?]

    After beating other chocobo (easy)...
    YOU WIN! Obtained Cloudy Mirror!
    This item opens ancient seals hidden throughout Spira. It seems to have lost its power, but there might be a way to restore it.
    Macalania Woods
    Approach crystal pod on side-path of skyway...
    Use the Cloudy Mirror? [Y/N] (Sparkle) Obtained Celestial Mirror!
    Various Places
    At chests or glyphs containing/sealing Sigils...
    • If you don't have Celestial Mirror...
    • It won't open.
    • If you have Celestial Mirror...
    • The Celestial Mirror seems to react. Use the Celestial Mirror? [Y/N] Obtained [Name of Weapon]!
    Thunder Plains
    After dodging lightning bolts, a treasure chest appears in front of Agency with various prizes...
    Even several bouts of electrocution won't keep you down! For your admirable display of courage, the Bilghen Memorial Travel Agency confers upon you the Fighting Spirit Award. ~Elixir

    At 5-100 bolts Congratulations! You've dodged (#) lightning bolts in a row. The Bilghen Memorial Travel Agency presents you with this small commemorative gift. (Various Goodies)

    At 150-200 bolts Amazing! You've dodged (#) lightning bolts in a row. The Bilghen Memorial Travel Agency is proud to honor you with this prize.(Megalixir, Venus Sigil)
    Small Cave, North of Mushroom Rock Road
    What is a statue of Mi'ihen doing here?
     ¬There's a sword here, too... an offering to Mi'ihen?
    Bring the following goodies...
    ~Use the Rusty Sword? [Y/N] (Sparkle)
    ~The Celestial Mirror seems to react. Use the Celestial Mirror? [Y/N] Obtained Masamune!   Auron: *SWOOSH!*
    Macalania Woods
    Bird Harpist: The butterfly that changes color attracts the red and blue butterflies. Red butterflies are ill omens. Get too close and they will summon deadly fiends. Blue butterflies lead to good fortune! Find seven and a treasure will be yours.
     ¬Luck is a fickle thing. Traveller, find the blue butterflies as quickly as you can.
    [The rest of Kimahri's weapon quest, appropriately, has no dialog.]
    Luca Cafe
    Lady behind the counter...
    • Before playing much blitzball...
    • ...You're a good player, but still need some work. If you want to get your hands on that thing, you'll need to win more games.
    • After winning a few games...
    • ...Wow, you've become a great player! Now, as long as you bring it to me, I'll present you with our heirloom.
    • Once you have Celestial Mirror...
    • Hey there, star player! Hey, you have it right? Lemme see it for a second. (Use Celestial Mirror) Amazing. I can say that I'm honored to hand over the family heirloom. (Wakka comes in, takes mean-looking blitzball.) Our ancestors received this artifact from Lord High Summoner Ohalland. Please use it with care!
    Calm Lands
    On the northwest rim there's a ledge leading down into the Scar, blocked by...
    Man in brown coat: Hey, hey! You can't go down there!
     ¬Even if I don't know what I'm watching for, duty's duty. I'm not moving. Well, unless something really unique happens, that is.

    Chocobo trainer in far nw corner of Calm Lands: I hope you're not planning to cross this place on foot.
    • Walking's not that bad.
    • Trainer: I suppose you're right. Fighting fiends lets you polish your skills.
    • I want to ride a chocobo!
    • Trainer: Well, these plains are home to lots of wild chocobos. First we must train them to be dependable mounts. I'm training some chocobos now, but they're not quite tame yet. I'm sorry I can't lend you any. Walking might be faster than waiting for one of my chocobos.
      • Let me train one!
      • Trainer: That's easier said than done. It's not that simple, you know. You're sure you want to try?
        • Of course!
        • Trainer: All right. Come with me. [Chocobo Mini-game] /span>
        • Maybe not.
        • Trainer: Bye, now. Maybe next time I'll have a chocobo ready for you.
      • Thanks anyway.
      • Trainer: Bye, now. Maybe next time I'll have a chocobo ready for you.
    After you've reached Gagazet, if you re-enter Calm Lands from Macalania side, chocobo trainer waits near that entrance.
    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.)
    • I'll walk.
    • (Nothing)
    • Let me train one.
    • All right. Come with me.[Chocobo Mini-game, see below]
    • How do you ride a chocobo?
    • [Tutorial]
    • Never mind.
    • Trainer: You're doing well! Keep it up!
     ¬Trainer: What can I do for you?
    [ How do you ride a chocobo? | Let me train one. | Never mind. ]

    [Select Training Course]
    [Wobbly chocobo | Dodger chocobo | Hyper dodger chocobo]

    Let's begin, shall we? (If have played before): Your record is [time]!) Ready?
    [As ready as ever. | Get me off of this bird! | Show me the controls.]
    • All right! You crossed the finish line! I clocked you at [time].
      • (Fail to beat clock...)
      • Hmmm. I think your chocobo could use some more training.
      • (Beat the clock...)
      • Wow! That's a new personal best! Congratulations! I'll jot it down in my book. Here's your prize! Whenever you tie or break your record, you'll get a prize like this.
      • (Fail to beat best record in subsequent race)
      • Don't give up. Someday you'll hold the record!
      • (First time beating Hyper dodger)
      • I'm so happy someone finally finished all the exercises! You've completed all the training exercises, but there's one last favor I want to ask... Race me! Challenge me anytime. I love a good race. Ah, I almost forgot! Here's your prize! Whenever you tie or break your record, you'll get a prize like this.
    • Hey, you've got to pass between me and my chocobo!
    Once more? [One more time! | I quit. | Let's do something else.]

    [Mini-game: Catcher]
    We're near the Calm Lands exit to Macalania Woods. This is the starting line. And the finish line is on the far right edge of the plain over there. Yes, over there. Basically, if you get there before I do, you win. But that's not all. Each balloon you pick up shaves three seconds off your final time. But each bird that hits you adds three seconds to your final time. We take the total time, subtract bonuses, and add penalties to decide the outcome of the race. So even if I reach the finish line first, you can still win if you catch enough balloons. That's all for now. Let's race, shall we?
    • (Lose...)
    • Nice try, but I won. Better luck next time! Feel free to train as much as you want.
    • (Win...)
    • Wow, you won. Congratulations! I knew you were good, but not this good! I'll have to train harder to match you. Feel free to stop by for training anytime. Here's your prize for beating me. You've earned it. Whenever you tie or break your own record, you'll get a prize like this.
      The guy usually blocking north rim trail shows up beside racetrack after you beat her...
      Man in brown coat: Hey, I saw it! I saw the race! You were amazing! I can't believe you won! But you were lucky. I mean, sometimes she's hot, sometimes she's not.
       ¬What? Who's watching the gorge? Uh, no one. Shouldn't hurt, right?
      He'll be back at the north rim if you leave Calm Lands and return...
      Man in brown coat: It's been ages since I could get my mind off my job! I've gotta thank you.
       ¬I guess I broke family tradition... but nobody saw me, right? Well, I'd better get back to my watch.
      (If you try to pass him) Hey, hey! You can't go down there!
    • (Subsequent wins...)
    • Wow! That's a new personal best! Congratulations! I'll jot it down in my book. Here's your prize! Whenever you tie or break your record, you'll get a prize like this.
    • (Subsequent losses...)
    • Don't give up. Someday you'll hold t
    • (If you beat your own time but not her...)
    • I may have won, but that was your best run yet. I'll write it down for you. Maybe you can beat me next time. Here's your prize! Whenever you tie or break your record, you'll get a prize like this.
    • (...if you get 0.0 seconds-- this quote thanks to a YouTube clip)
    • Unbelievable! That was a perfect run! Wait! I have something special for you. I never thought I'd see the day that someone actually achieved a perfect game. Here you go! ~Sun Sigil

    • Once more? [One more time! | I quit. | Let's do something else.]
    (If you come back later and select the Catcher game again) I guess I'm the challenger. Enjoy it while you can! By the way, your best time so far is [Time]. (or else...)Come challenge me again sometime. I'll keep a record of your best time. And, your best time is currently [time]!
    [Cactuar Stone south of village...]
    There's writing on the stone.

    = Song of the Gatekeeper =
    10 little gatekeepers play in the sand. Tomay's gone. Gone to fetch the water. Be back soon.

    Village of the Cactuars
    --Using spheres to control the sands, the Cactuars defend their village. They are the Gatekeepers.
    -- Present all 10 of the spheres they bear to the stone altar, and the way to the village will open.
    [Meeting first gatekeeper, you get instructions...]
    Way of the Gatekeepers I: It may look like fun and games, but the Gatekeepers are a proud race of warriors. While they dislike combat, they will turn and face any enemy that takes their back.
    Way of the Gatekeepers II: Should you fail to sneak up on them they will realize they have over-estimated their enemy and depart in disgust.
    Way of the Gatekeepers III: Sneak up on the cactuars when their backs are turned to confront them. It's better that way, believe me.

    Each time you find a gatekeeper, there's a short description...
    Tomay. Duties: Fetching water. Takes his time and, as a result, is often left behind. A little dim.
    Rovivea: Has no patience for certain dim-witted friends. Not a progressive thinker.
    Chava: Recently learned to count to 50. A little needy. Attention deficit.
    Alek & Aloja: Two brothers, rarely separated. They move as one, their closeness a paragon of brotherhood.
    Vachella: Loves new things. Hard on others, easy on self. Stingy.
    Robeya: A real needle brain. Likes cramped spaces. Check out his great collection!
    Isrra:The philosopher about town. Today, he digs holes. Again. A cautious sort.
    Elio: To see what lies beyond the sands, he travels far to distant lands. Hyper-reactive and a bad poet.
    Flaile: The guy you never invite but he always shows up anyway. Cheeky.

    During confrontation, cactuars turn around with the battlecry, "Needletime!"
    After first confrontation with a gatekeeper, more instructions appear:
    Spheres: Fail to catch the gatekeeper unaware, and you'll obtain the Sphere del Perdedor! Best the gatekeeper and obtain his personalized sphere! Collect lots of spheres to receive an award at the village.

    Each time you add a sphere to the Cactuar Stone by the vilage, the stone gives the next clue following this formula...
    Writing appears when the sphere is set into the stone! [#] little gatekeepers play in the sand. [Name and clue.] Be back soon.

    After setting the last sphere in place, the stone repeats the clues in order, replacing "be back soon"...
    There's writing on the stone.
    10 little gatekeepers play in the sand. Tomay's gone. Gone to fetch the water. Gone for good.
    9 little gatekeepers play in the sand. Rovivea's gone walkabout. Gone for good.
    8 little gatekeepers play in the sand. Little Chava likes big numbers. Gone for good.
    7 little gatekeepers play in the sand. Alek and Aloja play tag in the ruins of men. Gone for good.
    5 little gatekeepers play in the sand. Vachella seeks the shining blue. Gone for good.
    4 little gatekeepers play in the sand. O, Robeya's stuck inside. Gone for good.
    3 little gatekeepers play in the sand. A fiery inscription--The lord of the hole is gone, Isrra thinks. Gone for good.
    2 little gatekeepers play in the sand. Much-curious Elio has left on a journey. Gone for good.
    CH 1 little gatekeeper plays in the sand. Flaile is always behind. Gone for good.
    10 little gatekeepers play in the sand. Nobody's here. The sand is gone.

    Macalania Woods
    After obtaining Celestial Mirror, examining giant crystal pod on Macalania Woods skyway triggers...
    Have you the Celestial Weapons? Who will present their weapon? [List of party members]
    • X does not have a Celestial Weapon.
    • You must offer the [Name] Crest. Complete the ritual? [Y/N]
      • (Don't have that Crest) This weapon is not yet ready for further strengthening.
      • (Zap) The weapon's power has grown!
    • You must offer the [Name] Sigil. Complete the ritual? [Y/N]
      • (Don't have that Sigil) This weapon is not yet ready for further strengthening.
      • (Zap) The weapon attains its maximum power!
    • Present other weapons? [Y/N]
    Results of "Scan" on Party Members
    Star player of the Zanarkand Abes. His attacks lack power due to his inexperience with the sword. Speed is his greatest asset. As a child he was a crybaby, and tears still come to him easily.
    She was taken to Besaid after losing her father ten years ago. There she grew up with Wakka and Lulu, choosing to follow in her father's footsteps and become a summoner.
    Being very honest and open, she can't keep a secret for long.
    The legendary guardian who, along with Jecht, joined High Summoner Braska on his journey to vanquish Sin ten years ago. After that victory, he left Spira for Zanarkand to watch over Tidus.
    Formerly a warrior monk, he once protected the temples of Yevon.
    Yuna's guardian, and an accomplished black mage. She's guarded two summoners before Yuna, and learned much from those pilgrimages. No one, not even Wakka, knows how she controls the puppets she uses as weapons.
    Yuna's blitzball-toting guardian. His training has honed the accuracy and power of his shots, which can take down both fast-flying fiends and enemies afar. He's a competent and versatile fighter, but he has yet to win an argument with Lulu.
    A Ronso youth with a gift for mastering enemies' abilities, he abandoned his homeland over ten years ago and now watches over Yuna. He speaks only to those he deems worthy, but his fierce appearance belies a gentle heart.
    An Al Bhed girl trying hard to protect Yuna. She makes up for her weak attacks with her superior speed. Her fear of lightning is just a phobia. She affectionately calls Yuna "Yunie" as a nickname.
    A maester of Yevon and leader of the Guado, He seems disinclined to summon aeons, but his powers are great. He can draw upon magic of all four elements as well as upon healing spells. His Overdrive Requiem deals a devastating blow to all enemies.