The Chosen (Shanoa enters the main room and turns)
Shanoa: Who's there? Albus: ...Figures. Serves me right for trying to scare you.
(Albus appears out of thin air) Shanoa: Albus! Albus: Apparently I didn't hide my presence very well at all. Good to see you, Shanoa. Shanoa: What are you doing here? Albus: Well, this is our home, after all. Where else would I be? Shanoa: No, it's not that. Aren't you on a mission? Albus: Yes, but I wanted to make sure things were okay here. Any news worth sharing?
(Shanoa bows and raises her head) Shanoa: Well... Barlowe chose me as the bearer, actually. We're about to start the ritual, so my body can be a vessel for Dominus. Albus: What did you say!? Dominus... you? Shanoa: That's right. Albus: This is an outrage! Barlowe lied to me! Shanoa: Lied? Albus: I'm supposed to be the bearer. He promised me that much! Shanoa: But, the master said you-- Albus: What? What did he tell you? Shanoa: ...that you're unfit... to be the bearer. Albus: ...!? He would never say such a thing! Shanoa: But Albus--
(Bell ringing sound) Shanoa: I'm sorry; it's time. I have to go.
(Shanoa jumps) Albus: Wait, Shanoa! You don't understand!
(Shanoa bows her head again) Shanoa: You're wrong. I'm as much a member of Ecclesia as you are.
(Shanoa turns round) Shanoa: Our sole purpose is to destroy Dracula, so people can look to dawn without fearing the darkness. Am I wrong, Albus? Albus: That isn't-- Shanoa: For that reason, I will become Dominus, the blade to banish all evil. Albus: Shanoa...!
(Shanoa leaves. Albus tears his hair in shock) Albus: How could he!?
Albus: Orders may be orders, Barlowe... But I'm holding you to your promise.
Barlowe: Shanoa, as you know, only you can become the bearer of Dominus. Shanoa: Yes, Sir. Barlowe: Even so, it will be nearly impossible for you to control with its power. The purpose of this ritual is to make sure your body will adjust to Dominus. Shanoa: Yes, Sir. But when it's over, I-- Barlowe: That's right, Shanoa. You will be able to wield our most powerful Glyph... Dominus, which Ecclesia created as the ultimate weapon against Dracula.
(Shanoa runs to a glowing object at the back) Barlowe: I'm proud of you, Shanoa. You will become our world's new savior.
(Barlowe unleashes his three books which contained Dominus. Shanoa begins to absorb the glyphs but a sudden interruption changes what was highly anticipated) Barlowe: What's going on!? Shanoa: Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!
(Albus shows up holding the books used on the ritual) Shanoa: You... Who...are...? Albus: ......
(Shanoa collapses) Barlowe: What is the meaning of this!? Albus! You know how crucial the ritual is! Albus: You lied to me. Barlowe: Albus-- Albus: I was to be the bearer. You promised me! Barlowe: We each have a role! If you had followed orders, you might understand that. Above all else, Shanoa is the only one with the capacity for Dominus. You know that as well as I do. Albus: I intended to overcome my weakness. What happened to working together? Barlowe: Perhaps we still can. Together, we will overcome this setback as well... Albus: It's too late.
(Albus vanishes the books) Barlowe: Tell me, Albus. What do you intend to do with Dominus? Albus: ...You said it yourself: each of us has a role. And, like a fine master, you've finally shown me what mine must be. Barlowe: Don't be stupid, Albus! What are you planning? Albus: I will be taking Dominus. Barlowe: Be rational! Without that Glyph, our mission is a failure! Dracula's vessel-- Albus: I have my own mission.
(Albus points Agartha at Barlowe) Barlowe: Tch!
(Barlowe steps back and unleash a spell. Albus shoots an energy orb. The two spells collided and repel each other's attacks) Albus: You are my master no longer... Farewell, Barlowe.
Barlowe: Your training regimen shall soon conclude. Shanoa: As you say, Sir. Barlowe: We tap the power in all things, great and small, to forge Glyphs through Ecclesia's secret art. And so we gain the strength to save mankind. Absorb the Glyph before you, if you would.
(Shanoa absorbs the Glyph) Shanoa: A Rapier Glyph? Barlowe: Just so. And now you see: absorb a Glyph, and you shall know its kind. That is your gift; it's yours and yours alone. Shanoa: As you say, Sir. Barlowe: ...... That I must teach you from the start again... A pity that this had to happen now. But still, our time is waning. Moving on... Shanoa: As you say, Sir. Barlowe: That Glyph--direct its power toward your arms.
(Shanoa equips the Rapier Glyph) Barlowe: So armed, you can wield Glyphs against your foes. Imagine I am one of them, and strike!
(Shanoa attacks Barlowe thrice and later executes a combo) Barlowe: Your memories may have fled, but you must not. Hear me--your warrior's instincts must endure. Now meld the Glyphs in both your arms. Prepare; Glyph Unions may yet catch foes by surprise.
(Shanoa executes the Glyph Union) Barlowe: So skillful! Now, you face the final test: the danger of true combat. Steel yourself. Then, once prepared, step into the next room. Shanoa: As you say, Sir.
(Shanoa enters the next room. Barlowe conjures skeletons out) Barlowe: From netherworlds, I call your enemy! Use everything you've learned to stand your ground. And be our greatest warrior once again!
(Shanoa destroyed all skeletons summoned) Barlowe: So ends your basic training. Now advance!
(Shanoa enters the next room, where Barlowe waits) Barlowe: Shanoa, I expected nothing less. Shanoa: Thank you, Sir. Barlowe: And now, your mission must begin at once. Recover the supreme Glyph, Dominus. My pupil has it--Albus is his name. Shanoa: Albus... Barlowe: Does that name stir your memory, by chance? Shanoa: No, Sir. Barlowe: Your feelings, then? You knew of him, before. Shanoa: I know nothing of him now, Sir. Barlowe: Know this: it's he who robbed your memories blind. He cost you that, and cost mankind its wish. Its only hope, and you must take it back. Shanoa: The ritual... That man I saw... Barlowe: That man was Albus. Shanoa: ...This is all his doing. But why? Barlowe: He coveted your power, and your fate. But Dominus was yours alone to bear. Had I explained, perhaps you'd still be whole. Shanoa: ...... Barlowe: ...But no time now for wishes or regrets. With Dominus, we two can save the world--from nothing less than Dracula himself! Retrieve it, and we burn him back to dust. There's nothing else that's ever mattered more. Shanoa: It shall be done, Sir. Barlowe: You truly are a blessing on us all. And we have one advantage: Dominus cannot be used by ordinary men. Not even Albus; it requires you. No flesh but yours can ever host a Glyph. You see now why I chose you for this task. Shanoa: I do, Sir. Barlowe: But Albus has a keen and cunning mind. With time, he may yet find another way. So find him first--before his trail grows cold! Shanoa: I shall, Sir. Barlowe: Shanoa, bring him back unharmed, unless... Unless he proves too stubborn. Understood? Shanoa: Yes. Barlowe: Our hopes go with you... All the world's, and mine.
Albus: Shanoa! Still slaving away for the old man, are we? Shanoa: You... I've seen you before. Your name is Albus, is it not? Albus: Well, yes... Shanoa: By order of my master, I'm to retrieve the Dominus Glyph and return you home. Albus: Home, you say? I have none. The old man saw to that. Shanoa: It was not a request.
(Shanoa approaches Albus, but he teleports to the entrance of the room) Albus: Intriguing... I recall you being a great deal more graceful than that. And you've forgotten your skill with Glyphs as well. Shanoa: I have forgotten, thanks to you. Albus: Is that so? Well, I'm never going back. Remember to tell the old man for me. Shanoa: You must. By order of Master Barlowe-- Albus: Never say that name again!
(Albus points his gun at Shanoa) Shanoa: Concentrate, Shanoa...
(Shanoa crouches) Albus: Well, I'd best be off... Take care, Shanoa.
(Albus leaves. Shanoa finds a map in the floor)
Saving Nikolai (Shanoa finds the place empty except a man who is trap inside a crystal. Above him is a Glyph)
Shanoa: A Glyph... This is Albus's doing.
(Shanoa absorbs the Glyph. The crystal breaks releasing the trapped man) Nikolai: At last! Shanoa: Who did this to you? Nikolai: You must help the others! Everyone in the village has been taken! Shanoa: By whom? Nikolai: That man! He spirited away the other 12, and then imprisoned me. But the Lord must have sent you to our aid. Please deliver the others! Shanoa: Can you tell me where the man went? Nikolai: If... If I'm not mistaken, he said something about the Prison Island. Shanoa: I see... Nikolai: Long ago, criminals were banished to that forsaken place... Some say their souls still wander the island, which is forever cursed. Shanoa: Where is it? Nikolai: You can get there through these very woods. Please, you must save them!
Shanoa: Did Albus really take the villagers to Prison Island? ...and for what purpose?
An Unlikely Reward (Shanoa finds Albus in a laboratory room)
Shanoa: Albus! Albus: Impressive, Shanoa. It's fortunate I already prepared you a reward... (releases the Dominus) It's the best I can do, for the time being. This Dominus is what you came for, is it not? Go ahead and take it.
(Shanoa obtains the Dominus) Shanoa: It really is Dominus. What are you thinking? Albus: Figured... With that much power, it's impossible to conceal its source. Shanoa: The source of Dominus? What does that mean? Albus: What it means, dear, is that I was right. Shanoa: This is your last chance; come back to Ecclesia. Albus: We've been over this... My place is no longer as the old man's errand boy. I have a role to fulfill, and fulfill it I shall.
(Albus vanishes in sight)
Shanoa: How was he able to create a Glyph without casting it? I thought only I could-- Master Barlowe should hear of this.
Reporting to Barlowe (Shanoa returns to Ecclesia to deliver a report)
Barlowe: He spintered Dominus and formed a Glyph... Shanoa: Yes, but he gave it to me instead of using it. Barlowe: I see. I underestimated him. To come so far, so quickly... How could he? But giving it to you... Deliberately? Shanoa: Yes, Sir. Barlowe: What plan could that be part of? Shanoa: He said... he had a role to fulfill. Barlowe: ...If nothing else, a piece of Dominus now rests with us, instead of in his hands. Our task remains just as it was before. One piece is found; the rest must be retrieved. Shanoa: Leave it to me. ...There may still be clues at the Prison Island.
Saving Eugen (Shanoa finds a trapped villager inside a crystal. She absorbs the Glyph)
Eugen: ...Thank you. Shanoa: Did the man who bound you say anything? Eugen: I don't remember hearing his voice, but I saw his eyes. He's got a purpose. I can tell you that. Good or bad purpose? That I couldn't say. Shanoa: I see. Eugen: I'm going back to the village. I'm worried about Father Nikolai. And you... Shanoa: What about me? Eugen: How the hell'd you get all this way in that flimsy gear? Come see me in the village. I'll suit you up proper. Shanoa: I'd appreciate it.
(Eugen leaves. Shanoa enters the next room)
Shanoa: He must have passed this way... It's the only path.
Saving Laura (Shanoa finds another villager trapped inside a crystal. She absorbs the Glyph above to free the woman inside)
Laura: Uh... Mmm. Where am I...? Shanoa: You're awake. Laura: Last thing I remember was a man walking in... Was that a dream? Shanoa: No, that was... Laura: Eh, I don't want to know. Whatever's past is past, right? Time to go home. I've got work to do. Shanoa: What sort of work?
Saving George (Shanoa finds Albus trapping a villager in a crystal)
Shanoa: Let that man go, Albus. Albus: As you wish, my dear. I was just finishing up, so he's all yours. Shanoa: Why involve the villagers? This doesn't concern them. Albus: Doesn't it? Worry not, dear Shanoa, everything will make sense when my plan is complete.
(Albus vanishes in sight. Shanoa absorbs the Glyph above to free the man) George: So kind of you to save me. Shanoa: Did he do anything strange? Where are the others? George: He drew some of my blood and chanted a few words... As for the others, I heard him say he was going to the village. I'm worried.
Shanoa: The village again...? What is Albus trying to do?
Nikolai: You must help us! ...That man has returned. Shanoa: You need to tell me what he's done. Nikolai: Just thinking of it chills my soul--he used a device to take some of our blood. ...Could he be the monster whispered of in legend? ...Dracula? Shanoa: I don't understand. Why would he need blood?
Nikolai: There is an old mansion beyond the cove. He may have taken residence there. O Lord, what horrors might this demon be planning for us...?
Saving Marcel (Shanoa finds a man trapped in a crystal. She then absorbs the Glyph above to free him)
Marcel: Ha! I came out here on a hunch, and I was right! Shanoa: Hmm? Marcel: Witches and wizards, strange magic, hordes of monsters... Marcel, my good man, welcome to the Front Page! Shanoa: ......Hmm? Marcel: Ah, right, where are my manners? Marcel. I'm a journalist. Thought there might be a scoop around here, and boy, this place is full of them! Shanoa: ......
Marcel: You, for example! A beautiful witch--and please don't take offense; you are gorgeous, I have to say. "Beautiful Witch Entrances Remote Village!" There we go. A perfect headline. Well, I'd better get cracking. I'll be in touch!
Saving Daniela (Shanoa finds an old woman trapped in a crystal. She then absorbs the Glyph to free the villager)
Daniela: Oh, are we done already? Well, that's rather disappointing, isn't it? Shanoa: Disappointing?
Daniela: You're not that rascal from before. Your voice is different. You're like a doll--pretty, but there's something missing... Say, is the man not coming? I promised him a cake... Oh well. Tell him I'll be waiting. Oh, yes, I'm Daniela. Nice name, isn't it? Aunt Michelle gave it to me. Well, home I go. Don't worry. Old Dracula himself wouldn't bother with blood this stale...
Another Dominus Given (Shanoa encounters Albus again)
Albus: You seem to be feeling better. Impressive work; finding me and all. Shanoa: A blind man could have found you. You left a trail... Albus: Just like when we were children playing tag. Once you started to cry, I'd feel terrible and let you win. Shanoa: What are you getting at? Albus: Why not try it now, and perhaps I'll let you catch me. Shanoa: ...Try crying? You know I can't. I don't remember any of that. Albus: Apologies Shanoa, but no tears, no deal... Still, it'd be a shame to leave you empty-handed.
(Albus conjures another Dominus) Shanoa: Again... What are you doing? Albus: Oh, just accept it. It's a gift. Besides, it's what you came here for.
(Shanoa absorbs the Dominus) Albus: Shanoa... Do you know what the Dominus is? Shanoa: The ultimate Glyph, of course. The one that can destroy Dracula. Albus: Half-right. But think about it: where does a Glyph's power come from?
Nothing comes from nothing, after all. What do you suppose Barlowe used to create his precious Dominus? Shanoa: Hmph... What? Albus: They used Dracula, Shanoa. Dominus is made from his remains. That's HIS power. Nothing less. Shanoa: Dominus is...? It can't be true. Albus: Ask the old man if you think I'm lying. And be quick about it; I'm very nearly done with all this.
(Albus suddenly vanishes)
Shanoa: Master Barlowe... Is Albus telling the truth? I have to find out.
Origin of Dominus (In Ecclesia’s ceremonial room, Shana reaports to Barlowe)
Barlowe: So now you've heard the truth of Dominus... Shanoa: Then it's true... Barlowe: You've earned the right to know. Here's all the rest: In ages past, there was a hunter's clan. Their holy whip held Dracula at bay-- until, as time marched on, they disappeared. The whip lost, men created other tools... such as the Glyphs Ecclesia controls. Through constant hidden struggle round the world, we proved Ecclesia's mettle to mankind. And so, in secret, certain men of power then placed a certain object in our care. Shanoa: ...That being? Barlowe: The vessel for the soul of Dracula. Securely sealed in this very room. If we destroy it, mankind's wish comes true. That is our purpose, as ordained by God. But there remains one technicality... Shanoa: ...... Barlowe: Against that vessel, our Glyphs came to naught. Our powers failed to scratch it, even once. If those in power knew, they would take it back. Ecclesia would vanish overnight! So I sought out a Glyph of greater power-- one strong enough to topple Dracula. And so, the answer came: Fight fire with fire... Shanoa: You can't mean... Barlowe: Indeed. The power of Dracula himself. Converting it was difficult, of course. But finally, we made his power ours! Shanoa: The power of ultimate destruction-- Dominus... Barlowe: Yes, ultimate destruction. But no less could ever rid the world of Dracula. If only we'd been wise enough to see who else among us might make use of it. I fear we have unleashed a deadly threat. Shanoa: Albus still has the final piece... Barlowe: He must believe it's for some "greater good..." But I'll take the Lord's plan over his. And if you're forced to choose, you know what's right.
Tracing Albus (Shanoa approaches the farthest portion of Oblivion Ridge)
Shanoa: I sense strong magic behind that door... it's Dominus.
(Shanoa enters the chapel and find the last piece of Dominus floating inside. She approaches the Glyph but ends up trapped in the same crystal used by Albus) Albus: Try to relax, Shanoa; no more interfering. About those Dominus pieces, by the way... It's time to explain why I gave them to you.
(Albus absorbs the Glyph) Albus: Gyaaaaah! It's working... I FEEL IT! Shanoa: But Barlowe said you weren't able to bear Glyphs... Did you... You let me absorb the other two just to see how it's done! Albus: Ha! You see, I--Urgh... Hng! Gaaaaaaaaahhh!
(Albus suddenly change, clutching his head and becomes irritated) Shanoa: ...What's happening? Albus: ...And now... My wish will be... Shanoa, I--
(Albus looks up and struggles to control the power of Dominus) Albus: Rrgh... What!? Th-This can't be!
(Albus clutches his head once more) Albus: No... I've come too far... I will NOT be consumed! ...We'll settle this later, Shanoa.
(Albus vanishes away)
Shanoa: Wait, Albus! This is bad... Master Barlowe will know what to do.
Preparing to Fight Albus (In Ecclesia’s ceremonial room)
Barlowe: You say he hosts the final piece himself!? To learn such devilry in such short time... I fear his genius may outstrip my own. We foolishly assumed that only you could serve as host for Dominus... and so we left him such an opening. He watched the way you took in those first two... But wait, those pieces still remain with us. Shanoa: That is correct. Barlowe: He wants them back, no doubt. If we pursue... Shanoa: What choice do we have? He has to be stopped; you said so yourself. Barlowe: Indeed, you have the right of it, I fear. The force of Dominus devours the mind. Poor Albus, even he could not resist Dracula's will. He can't come back to us; not anymore. Shanoa, free him from his misery... Shanoa: Yes, Sir.
Barlowe: His trail must lead beyond the graveyard. Go. For all the world's sake, come back alive.
Shanoa: If this is how it must be, then let's end it now.
(Albus faces Shanoa) Albus: The Dominus is mine, and I've waited long enough. Hand it over, Shanoa. Shanoa: Is this why you betrayed our master? Did you trade your home, your life, just to be consumed by this darkness? What did you hope to gain!? Answer me.
(Albus clutches his head and struggles) Albus: Shanoa... What am I--!? Gaaah! No, Shanoa... RUN! You have to get away from here! Now! Shanoa: ...Albus?
(Albus clutches his head once more and laugh diabolically. The voice of Dracula resonates inside his mind) Albus: Run...? Ha! What good would that do her? She cannot escape me. All of humanity is merely cattle, led to slaughter at my behest. I, Lord Dracula! Give yourself as sustenance to me, weak, foolish human! That will be your honor!! Shanoa: ...... Even in this state, without any memory of the man you once were, I pity you. It's my duty to free you from this suffering; to ensure you don't meet such an end. Rest in peace, Albus.
Inevitable Fight Shanoa: This will complete Dominus, the power that corrupted Albus... and consumed him. Can this cursed power truly be used to vanquish evil? ...I'll return the final piece to Barlowe-- my mission is complete.
Bad Ending (Shanoa returns to Ecclesia's ceremonial room and reports to Barlowe)
Shanoa: It's done, Sir. I've retrieved Dominus. Barlowe: And Albus? Did he yield, or did he... Shanoa: It... was too late. I'm sorry. Barlowe: Unfortunate... but it cannot be helped. He wanted just the same as both of us. Perhaps he simply wanted it too much. But still, there is a way to honor him. Use Dominus, and see the mission through. Good Albus would have wanted it that way. The time has come--to the forbidden room!
(Shanoa stand before Dracula’s vessel) Barlowe: Take all three pieces; bind them to yourself. Upon the vessel, cast the Union Glyph. And so, the world's greatest hope will rise! Ecclesia's wish... The wish of all mankind. Now go, Shanoa! You will be the one. Our world's savior... Shanoa: ...Why? I'm fading... It's so dark...
(Shanoa falls down to the floor lifeless) Barlowe: Rejoice, Shanoa. With your sacrifice, the wishes of mankind will all come true...
Shanoa: This will complete Dominus, the power that corrupted Albus...and consumed him. Can this cursed power truly be used to vanquish evil? ...I'll return the final piece to Barlowe--my mission is complete.
(Shanoa absorbs the last Dominus Glyph stolen by Albus) Shanoa: What's...going on!? Albus's memories--! ...I can feel them...
(The memory of Albus resonates inside Shanoa’s mind. A flashback occurs) Albus: Name's Albus. I guess we're brother and sister now. Shanoa: My brother, huh? ...Albus.
(Another flashback occurs) Albus: Argh! Shanoa: You can't keep doing this; you'll destroy yourself! Let me take your place. Albus: What... kind of brother would I be...if I didn't protect you...? That's...my role.
(Yet another flashback occurs) Albus: Accepting Dominus is likely to interfere with one's memory and emotions. Barlowe: I see... Albus: That being the case, we should assume the true price is much higher... Sir! Name me as the bearer. I can't allow Shanoa to risk her life. Barlowe: But you aren't able-- Albus: There has to be a way! ...and I'll find it. Barlowe: All right, Albus. I will give you my word. But, before all that, I have a great errand for you...
(Flashbacks end) Shanoa: ...But Barlowe told me Albus took my memories. It was Dominus? Albus, did you steal Dominus for my sake...? ???: So you figured it out. ...a shame everything ended in failure.
(Albus's spirit is somewhat retained inside of Shanoa after she absorbed the glyph) Albus: Inside Dominus, actually, which you absorbed. Shanoa: That isn't possible. Albus: It would seem the blood of the holy whip's legacy makes many things possible. One of life's fortunate miracles, you might say. Betrayed by the old man, I fled with Dominus. In this way I had taken your place as bearer, and you were no longer at risk. Alone, I continued my research into methods of controlling Dominus. As you know, that Glyph's power is Dracula's as well. To this end, I required the blood of the sacred Belmont clan. Since they vanished years ago, I set out to find any traces of their heritage. Shanoa: ...The villagers. Albus: Exactly. Fate drew them to the village...all thirteen of that line. I studied their blood with great diligence... In the end, even that power wasn't enough to contain Dominus, and the Glyph consumed me. Shanoa: ...But with your body gone, your spirit remains--absorbed into the Glyph. And now, that soul dwells within me, alongside the power of Dominus. Albus: By all accounts, Dominus should have overpowered and erased my will. However, the villager's power courses through you, and that tethered me here. Shanoa: How can that be? Albus: Probably from absorbing the Glyphs I used to imprison them... You are quite remarkable, Shanoa. Shanoa: ...... There is still one thing I do not understand, Albus. Why did you try to take my place, if you knew it would cost you your life? Albus: ...I doubt you could understand, without your memories or emotions. Let's just say I knew what mattered to me, and what had to be done. Once the ritual began, though, I no longer had any choice. Everything that happened since then was laid out before me... a path I had to follow. Shanoa: I still don't understand... Albus: It's just as well. No need to concern yourself with the affairs of my heart. But, I do need you to promise me one thing. Shanoa: What is it? Albus: No matter what happens, you mustn't use Dominus. Its power comes at a great price... Your life. Please, Shanoa... Don't ever use Dominus! You have to trust me! Shanoa: I do, Albus. Albus: Then I've done all I can. Thank you, Shanoa... ...but now, I believe my time is at an end. Shanoa: Albus, wait! I have to know-- Albus: You'll be fine now. ...Remember your promise. Shanoa: ...Albus...? Don't go, Albus! ...You gave up your life for my sake, and I don't feel anything. I can't even shed a tear... ...... Why was everything stolen from me!?
(Shanoa starts to leave but stops)
Shanoa: Only one person can answer my questions. ...I won't let Albus's sacrifice go to waste. I must learn the truth.
Avenging Albus (Shanoa returns to Ecclesia's ceremonial room and reports to Barlowe)
Shanoa: It's done, Sir. I've retrieved Dominus. Barlowe: And Albus? Did he yield, or did he... Shanoa: ...... Barlowe: Unfortunate... but it cannot be helped. He wanted just the same as both of us. Perhaps he simply wanted it too much. But still, there is a way to honor him. Use Dominus, and see the mission through. Good Albus would have wanted it that way. The time has come--to the forbidden room!
(Shanoa stands next to Dracula’s vessel in the ceremonial site) Barlowe: Take all three pieces; bind them to yourself. Upon the vessel, cast the Union Glyph. And so, the world's greatest hope will rise! Ecclesia's wish... The wish of all mankind. Now go, Shanoa! You will be the one. Our world's savior...
(Shanoa turns to Barlowe in defiance) Shanoa: I will not. Barlowe: ...What, second thoughts? You've fought so hard for this... Shanoa: I promised Albus. I'm never using Dominus. Barlowe: You promised him? He must have lied to you... Shanoa: You would know quite a bit about lies. Barlowe: Shanoa, what is this? What do you mean? Shanoa: Albus didn't seal my emotions at all. It was you. You used them as a sacrifice to Dominus! Barlowe: R-Ridiculous! I've never heard such-- Shanoa: You also lied to Albus. You sent him on a fool's errand, and tried to hold the ritual in his absence. Barlowe: ...... Shanoa: And you neglected to mention that using Dominus would kill me. Would you care to explain that, "Master"? Barlowe: Shanoa, if you ever trusted me, then hear me: mankind needs you. Needs your life!
(Barlowe starts to become aggressive and spreads his arms. Shanoa steps back) Shanoa: ......! Barlowe: You carry such a burden, my young girl... To give your life that Man might live his dreams... Do you not see how wonderful that is? Shanoa: You're mad... Barlowe: Now, Albus, that boy had the right idea. He found a way to take in Dominus... and I shall put his research to good use. You see, girl, we don't need you anymore... My flesh can host the Glyph as well as yours! And since you're so unwilling to comply... I'll rip the Glyph straight off your bloody corpse!
(Barlowe starts to conjure a spell) Shanoa: I'm not ready to die, Barlowe. You still owe me answers. Barlowe: Poor fool; if I could only make you see. Now die, and YIELD DOMINUS TO ME!!
Defeating Barlowe (Barlowe is defeated by Shanoa and falls on his knees)
Barlowe: Dammit! I was so close! I could... taste the power... Shanoa: I don't understand... The user of Dominus is destined to die! ...Why would you want that kind of power? Barlowe: Because without Dominus, I'll never destroy that infernal seal. Shanoa: ...Seal? You told me that was the vessel of Dracula's soul! Barlowe: Of course! Ecclesia's mission is to realize the singular wish of all mankind: the resurrection of our lord, Count Dracula! Shanoa: Mankind wishes for no such thing. Barlowe: Dracula's power comes from the darkness in people's hearts--our hearts. Ask yourself then, why does he continue to return, regardless of defeat? Because our hearts yearn for Dracula's presence! Haaaa ha ha ha ha ha! Shanoa: ...Just another victim of Dominus... It's driven you mad!
(Dracula's vessel starts to release black smoke) Barlowe: No, Shanoa... How can you be blind to this? ...If you refuse to see, then you are the fool!
(The smoke covers Barlowe and he laughs diabolically) Barlowe: Oh ho ho... What's this? This power... My strength is returning! Yes my lord, I see... I will destroy the infernal seal with your blessing! ...Truly providence, that Dracula would honor me with his guidance!
(Barlowe approaches Dracula's vessel and lean on it, screaming "Lord Dracula!") Shanoa: No... I feel a new power. Barlowe: ...I will give my life to undo the seal, Master. Return to us, Lord Dracula!
(The vessel explodes and Barlowe disappeared with it) Shanoa: It can't be!
(Shanoa heads outside, Dracula’s Castle starts to rise from the ground upon a cliff)
Shanoa: ...Now I've lost everything... my past, my emotions, my brother, and my purpose... I'm empty. ...there's nothing left for me.
Dracula's Castle Shanoa: Here I am... It's all gone. ...What little I had, anyway. No, that's not true, there's one thing left... ...My mission. I'm the only one left who can end this. Hear me, Dracula! I am the morning sun, come to vanquish this horrible night!
Search for the Cerberus Glyph's Pieces 3 (Shanoa comes across the final Cerberus Glyph) Shanoa: It's resonating with the others! Is this the final piece? Now the question is, how to bring these three Glyphs together?
Unsealing the Gate (Shanoa finally gets hold of all Cerberus Glyphs. She returns to Cerberus Gate in Forsaken Cloister and unseal it) Shanoa: ...It worked. The power inside is incredible...is it Dracula? The time has come, Albus. To end this, I must tread into Hell itself.
Final Battle (Shanoa enters the topmost room and find Dracula sitting on his throne)
Dracula: Such a lovely maiden... Are you the one to whom I owe this great pleasure? Tell me your desire, child. Is it eternal life you seek? A place at my side? Shanoa: I am not your benefactor. Dracula: No? Then please...Tell me of yourself. Surely you've realized my company comes at a price. Shanoa: I am the blade to banish all evil, and I've come to see you annihilated. The time of your destruction is at hand; die, Demon Lord Dracula! Dracula: Bah ha ha ha ha ha! What an amusing woman! Come to me, child; I haven't danced in ages!
(Dracula stands up from his throne and prepares the battle)
Defeating Dracula (Shanoa manages to cause damage on Dracula but he seems to be invincible)
Dracula: What nonsense is this? You will never defeat me with such feeble tricks! Shanoa: My power alone may not be enough, but with Dominus, I can destroy you, fiend!
(Shanoa unleashes the power of the three Dominus Glyphs) Dracula: But this power is... NO! It can't be my--
(Shanoa collapses on the floor) Shanoa: I'm sorry, Albus... I couldn't...keep my promise... Dracula: GyeaaaAAARGH!!!
Good Ending Shanoa: I've fulfilled my mission; now there's nothing left... My life... I feel it... ...ebbing away. ...so quiet... I can't hear anything.
(A flashback occurs) ???: Name's Albus. I guess we're brother and sister now. Shanoa: ...what?
(Another flashback occurs) ???: Sir! Name me as the bearer. I can't allow Shanoa to risk her life. Shanoa: ...Albus's memories from Dominus must be flowing through my mind... They're the only memories left to me now...
(Yet another flashback occurs) ???: What... kind of brother would I be...if I didn't protect you...? That's...my role. Shanoa: Now I see why Albus risked his life for me... ...... ...Why am I crying? Such warm tears, I... This must be some sort of dream--a final vision before I die... Albus: This is no dream, Shanoa. The tears you shed are your own. Shanoa: Is that...Albus!?
(Shanoa rises from the floor) Shanoa: ...Not a dream. My tears were real. Albus: Once I realized I was allowed to exist within Dominus, I thought to find out what else had been absorbed... It seems your precious sacrifice remained intact. Shanoa: Albus! I thought you were gone! Albus: Since my existence was questionable at best, once we parted ways I wandered the darkness inside Dominus to see if I could locate the memories it had taken from you... As soon as you used the Glyph to stop Dracula, its dark power rushed away, leaving one glimmer behind. That last trace of light was your sacrifice... Shanoa: That is so like you, Albus. You can't just solve every problem on your own without telling me! Albus: ...To be fair, I am your big brother, after all. Shanoa: But...thank you, Albus. Now I can die with such happiness in my heart. Albus: Shanoa... there's no need for you to die. Shanoa: I've already used Dominus, Albus. That power comes at the cost of my life. Albus: Dominus requires but a single soul. Shanoa: ...You're taking my place!? Albus, no! You've already done so much, and I haven't repaid you! Albus: No arguments, Shanoa. This is my role. Shanoa: No, I...! Albus: If you want to repay me, then you can grant one final wish. Shanoa: ...Anything. Albus: Smile for me. That will be enough. Shanoa: But-- Albus: Please... Before I fade away... Shanoa: O...Okay...
(Shanoa smiles with tears running on her face) Albus: Beautiful. I... I can finally...
(Albus's spirit finally leaves Shanoa's body) Shanoa: Albus...? Wait, don't... No! ALBUS!!!
(The whole castle begins to crumble. Shanoa manages to reach the castle's outskirt and watches the castle as it falls down)