A great war raged between Dracula and humanity. Just when it seemed that there was no hope for mankind to prevail, out of the darkness and despair, a champion arose -- a true-blooded vampire hunter named Trevor Belmont. Belmont and his comrades triumphantly slew Lord Dracula -- a truly glorious victory for all.
However, the evil one did not pass from this world in silence. With his final words, Lord Dracula left a demonic curse that enshrouded all of Europe in
misery and torment. Ravaged by hideous plague and dire famine, the people's hearts turned black and murderous. The weak were slain without pity, while the land was pillaged and scourged without remorse.
Three years have passed since the death of Lord Dracula -- and the invocation of Dracula's Curse.
A Devil Forgemaster's Revenge (Camera shows view of the Abandoned Castle. Hector runs toward the castle as the drawbridge falls down allowing him to enter. He runs to the front courtyard of the castle)
Hector: Show yourself, Isaac! I know you're here.
(Hector's voice echoes) Isaac: Hector? Is that you?
(Isaac stands on the stairs with Abel while Hector stands in the courtyard) Hector: I've finally tracked you down. Isaac: (scoffs) You tracked me down? (giggles) I was the one who lured you here. Hector... the fool who betrayed our Lord Dracula. Hector: That matters not. I've come to exact my revenge upon you! For the death of Rosaly! Isaac: Oh? And how will you have this "revenge" (mocking) when you are utterly at my mercy? You relinquished your powers -- you couldn't even protect your own woman! And now, you think to defeat ME? (scoffs)
(Hector looks downward while disgusted) Isaac: Lord Dracula is gone, but his powers are still here in Valachia... Even you must realize... Hector: Devil forging... Isaac: Indeed. With this, the most forbidden of arts, a wisp of conjured matter can be transformed into a hellish devil! There are but two humans who possess this magnificent power: you and I. (giggles) Hector: Yes, to our lasting shame. But I shed that evil power -- never again will I use it. Isaac: Ah, but you will, Hector. And soon! You have no choice. Without it, I could crush you in an instant... but that wouldn't be very satisfying, now would it? You deserve a most gruesome fate for the humiliation you brought upon me 3 years ago. Bereft of the power of devil forging, you cannot hope to pursue me! That is why you will reclaim your powers, and thence, follow where I lead you...
(Isaac starts to walk away then turns back toward Hector) Isaac: But in the end, the glorious vengeance you seek will not be yours -- t'will be mine!
(Isaac grins and walks through the castle doors as Abel follows, laughing) Hector: Wait! Isaac!
(Isaac disappears in the darkness of the castle)
Hector: Damn him! So be it. I must descend into darkness and reclaim that accursed power once more... Heed my words. I will hunt you down like the beast you are. I will have my revenge!
A Priest Who Has Come To Purify This Land (Hector walks toward the Fairy I.D Tombstone)
Hector: This unearthly power... Is it coming from that tombstone? Heh, how conscientious of him. He carved the instructions into stone, along with the most difficult visualization. So, that's how badly he wants me to regain my powers... Very well.
(Hector enchants the spell) Hector: Heed my words, O great powers of darkness! Release to me one of the tortured souls! Let me infuse him with my life-force and awaken him to the world of the living! Immaculate being... Appear before me now.
(Hector blasts the Fairy statue with a shot of energy from his hands. The Fairy Innocent Devil stretches as if woken from a long sleep and dashes to Hector's side. Hector watches as the Fairy circles round him then dashes away) Zead: (claps) Well, well, devil forging, isn't it? Never seen that before. Quite impressive. It's enough to make your blood run cold. Hector: Who are you? Zead: Ah, my apologies, m'lord. I should have offered an introduction. I go by Zead. I'm here for one purpose only: to purify this land of the pestilent curse which infects it. Hector: I see. Zead: You, on the other hand, are pursuing the other devil forgemaster... are you not? Hector: ... Zead: The one you seek fled toward the chapel on the other side of the mountain. He made his escape through the back of the castle. Hector: What concern is this to you? Zead: He is the one protecting the curse. Ergo, he is an impediment to me... and to all those who abide in this land. Hector: I see. Very well. I, Hector, thank you for your help. Now if you'll forgive me, I must be on my way.
First Meeting with Julia (Hector runs down a pathway in the mountains then suddenly stops when he sees a woman kneeling down)
Hector: It can't be... That's impossible... She can't be alive...
(The woman looks up and notices Hector) Woman: Oh. May I be of service? Hector: Uh, no... Forgive me. My name is Hector. What are you doing in a place like this? Woman: I could ask you the same question, sir. Hector: I am searching for someone. A man bearing the same crest I'm wearing. Woman: ... And this man... Is he your enemy? Or your friend? Hector: You sound as if you know him. Woman: Yes, quite so. Now answer me. Be he your enemy or foe? Hector: He is my most bitter enemy. Woman: I see... In that case... I shall help you.
(Hector and the woman start to circle each other) Hector: Pardon me, m'lady, but by what reason would you offer me this boon? Indeed, by what reason should I trust it? Woman: Your enemy is my enemy... That is reason enough. If you are a devil forgemaster, you shall need a place to keep your "little friends" safe. Rest assured, you have no reason to refuse my help. Hector: You seem quite knowledgeable. Who are you exactly? Woman: A witch. I escaped from the western lands, where we were hunted like vermin. I have the power to envision the future. Hector: How interesting... And your name? Woman: Julia. My house is further on. I shall prepare an elixir that may be of use to you. Farewell... for now.
(Julia walks to the back doorway)
Saint Germain Enters (Hector walks toward the front of Garibaldi Temple and looks up to behold its magnificence. Suddenly, the feet and legs of some unknown figure start to walk toward him. Hector seems slightly startled)
Saint Germain: I've been waiting for you. Hector. Devil forgemaster. Hector: How do you know me?! Who are you?! Saint Germain: Saint Germain. I won't bandy words with you. I have an urgent request. Please refrain from pursuing Isaac any further. Hector: Bastard! So you're with Isaac! But that does not follow... Isaac wishes to fight me. For what purpose do you make this request? Saint Germain: This will not make sense to you, but to put it simply, I seek to maintain the flow of a greater will. Hector: This is pointless. Out of my way. Saint Germain: Your beloved was killed on false allegations that she was a witch. I know how you feel, and I sympathize. Truly. But please look past your own-- Hector: (shocked and angered) Wretch! How do you know of these things?! Saint Germain: That I cannot tell. I know far more than you imagine. But I cannot act upon that knowledge, That is my... arrangement. I may only observe.
(A sound of birds in the distance grabs Saint Germain's attention as he turns to look to the side, interrupted, but quickly gets back to his conversation with Hector) Saint Germain: I have no choice but to excuse myself. Please consider my request... The world hangs in the balance. Goodbye.
(Saint Germain tips his hat and teleports away)
First Meeting with Trevor (Hector walks into the room)
Trevor: Wait! That crest... Are you the devil forgemaster? Hector: That whip... Could he be...? Trevor: Answer me! Are you the devil forgemaster? Hector: I am. Trevor: Then this is the hour of your death!
"Are You Not Trevor Belmont?" (Both Hector and Trevor step away as the battle dies down. Hector falls to his knees then nearly hits the ground)
Trevor: On your oath, are you truly the devil forgemaster? Hector: And if I am? Trevor: For one that served under Dracula, you seem much too weak. It's been said that the devil forgemaster's power rivals that of Death. Hector: Ah, so you are hunting for Isaac, as well, I see... Trevor: As well? Then you're not... Wait... I recall there was another devil forgemaster. They say he betrayed Dracula and forswore his powers. But that was 3 years ago during the war... Could he have survived? It cannot be... Hector: Believe what you like. But answer me this. Are you not Trevor Belmont... the one who defeated Lord Dracula? Trevor: That I am. Though, I did not fight alone. There were many brave warriors beside me. And your name, sir? Hector: Hector. Trevor: Hector... I shall remember that name.
Hector Interrupts a Meeting in the Aqueduct (Hector walks down the waterway and suddenly notices Zead looking off to the side by the edge of the waterway)
Zead: (slightly surprised) Ah, I'm pleased to see you are unharmed. Hector: Did you think me dead? Zead: I saw him earlier... I feared that perhaps... Hector: I came too late then. Which way did he go? Zead: Along this path lies a forest. He went there. Probably making his way to the village on the other side. Hector: And what of your mission? To purify this land and remove the curse? Zead: Yes, the curse. In the end, it is all Isaac; he is the source of this pestilence. He...
(Zead looks round as if suddenly distracted by something) Zead: Ah, how could I forget? There is a matter I must attend to. By your leave.
(Zead walks away while Hector turns round to watch him. Saint Germain slowly appears behind Hector) Hector: You again? Saint Germain: Oh, it's you. (laughs) I was expecting someone else... You spoke with him, didn't you? Hector: And why should I answer to you? Saint Germain: Perhaps you'll accept my advice, then. You would do well to avoid... him. Do not be drawn in by his words... Hector: Your advice is neither solicited, nor welcome. I will use any means necessary to achieve my revenge.
(Hector holds up his fist) Saint Germain: You've been warned. I would like to speak with you further, but I must track him down quickly. He is the one being who is beyond my recollection. Goodbye for now.
A Squabble in the Forest (Hector walks the forest)
Saint Germain: That is why I am telling you this. Hector: Voices?
(Hector notices a conversation up ahead and quickly steps behind a tree) Hector: Who could it be?
(Camera shows Saint Germain talking to Zead in the distance) Zead: Do not go beyond your bounds! You mustn't speak nor act upon matters related to fate. You had better refrain from saying anything unsuitable. Saint Germain: That is correct of course. But what about you? Is it not ludicrous for you to be. guiding a traveler in there circumstances? Zead: I am merely lending assistance to one who is seeking what he already desires. It is the same with the curse. Saint Germain: That's ridiculous. You have different rules for yourself-- Zead: This discourse is at an end.
(Zead whips his hand downward, slides out a blade from under his right sleeve, and approaches Saint Germain) Zead: I cannot have you interfering any longer.
(Zead tries to strike Saint Germain. Saint Germain quickly teleports behind Zead. Zead looks behind him angrily and runs then strikes at him three times again, but Saint Germain quickly dodges each attack then teleports away from the third strike) Saint Germain: I will keep returning... until the day you finally surrender.
(Saint Germain tips his hat and smiles with content then teleports away shortly before Zead strikes at him) Zead: (angrily) No one escapes from me!
(Zead strikes the area in front of him with his blade, opens a portal with a purplish glow as the blade tears through thin air and steps through the portal as it fades behind him. Hector steps out from the back of the tree that he was hiding behind as his eyes show a look of shock) Hector: So, those two are enemies...
Isaac Tests Hector's Abilities (Camera zooms in on Isaac as he lifts his head)
Isaac: So, you've caught up already. Hector: Isaac!! Isaac: (snorts) It's still too soon, but all the same...
(Isaac twirls Chauve-Souris spear) Isaac: I'll test your abilities and see how much of your power has been restored.
An Annoying Interruption (As Hector and Isaac continue to battle each other, Abel swoops down to attack Hector. Hector ducks the attack, dodges Isaac's spear, then kicks Abel as Abel swoops by again. Hector jumps into the air and punches Abel to the ground then lands back on the ground. Hector dodges Issac's attacks then backflips away)
Isaac: Ah, how gratifying! Your power is indeed returning... But it's still not enough!
(Isaac starts to rush toward Hector) Julia: Brother!! Stop!! Isaac: Julia... Return, Abel!
(Isaac pulls his hand inward summoning Abel back. Hector looks toward Julia) Hector: Brother? Isaac: What an annoying interruption. Well, so be it. It's still too early to finish you anyway. Regain more of your power first. You'll need it all if you hope to kill me. Hector: You're not getting away!
(Hector rushes toward Issac) Julia: No! Let him go! Hector: (sighs) So, I was taken in... You were in league with Isaac all along. Julia: Think what you like. But I do wish for you to stop him. Honestly. Hector: Then why did you keep me from him? Julia: Because it is too soon. You still lack the strength and spirit to defeat him. Hector: I know that my strength is still growing. But what do you mean by my spirit-- Julia: You must understand this! My brother is in the venomous grip of Lord Dracula's curse. The desires of a single man mean nothing. The curse rules him. Hector: Then go with Belmont or one of his vampire slayers. Someone you can be sure of. Julia: No, Hector. You must be the one to defeat him. My brother had always respected you. Only you can free him from the curse. And also... if you are the one to slay him... only then could I live with it. Hector: I understand... Of course, he is your brother... Forgive me. I was vexed; I did not mean to offend. I will take my leave of you now... and I will do what I can...
(Hector walks away)
Julia: Be vigilant, Hector. I have an ill feeling. It bodes not well.
Saint Germain's Test (Hector approaches Saint Germain who is leaning against the clock tower)
Saint Germain: Oh! An unexpected guest. Hector: So, Zead hasn't slain you yet? Saint Germain: I see you were spying on us... But I am an expert at miraculous escapes. Despite that, however, I have fallen into his trap at last. Hector: Trap? What trap? Saint Germain: This space itself is a barrier... Which leads me to question... How did you get here? Hector: On foot. There were no.. barriers. Saint Germain: Interesting. Most interesting. That is quite possible.
(Saint Germain claps hands together and turns his back to Hector while most enthused) Hector: What are you saying? Saint Germain: In this space, I may be partially freed of the fetters of time. That means I can have a direct physical effect here. For example...
(Saint Germain reaches to the side and pulls a sword from thin air) Saint Germain: I can fight you. Hector: So, is that your intent? To stop me by force? Saint Germain: Not exactly. But by fighting you, all that I need to know will be revealed.
(Saint Germain slashes his sword to the side and enters a sword stance)
A New Destiny and a New Path for Hector (Hector jumps on Saint Germain and holds his fist back ready to hit him)
Saint Germain: I surrender... I promise to not interfere with you again. Hector: Very well. Saint Germain: I now see how fascinating time, or rather, fate truly is. Hector: Just who are you? Saint Germain: A traveler. Only half here. Not allowed to speak the truth. Not allowed to act upon reality. Yet one who knows all... That about covers it. Hector: I see. Not allowed to speak the truth... Saint Germain: Please forget everything I have told you. A traveler merely passes through, touching nothing, changing nothing. But there is one thing I can tell you. Hector: What is that? Saint Germain: I feel a new destiny flowing out of you. Walk the path that is meant for you without fear... For you are no longer alone...
(Hector stands speechless. Saint Germain content with the words he just spoke) Saint Germain: Give my regards to Zead when you see him.
(Saint Germain tips his hat as the barrier round the clock tower fades)
Trevor Hunts the Devil Forgemaster (Isaac and Trevor are engaged in a battle as Hector enters. Trevor dodges the first strike but Isaac manages to scratch him across the chest with the side of a blade at the end of his Chauve-Souris. Trevor retaliates by latching his whip round Isaac's spear thereby locking it in place for a second)
Trevor: You are not without skill.
(Trevor throws up Isaac's spear and quickly kicks him away. Abel dashes toward Trevor from the air, but Trevor quickly tosses throwing knives at Abel making him fall back. Isaac looks toward Trevor with a look of disgust as the two prepare to battle once more. Trevor strikes his whip toward Issac and the whip latches onto the Chauve-Souris. He pulls Isaac to the left then jerks him to the right, causing Issac to fall to his knees. Isaac looks toward Trevor with a look of hate as he swings his whip toward him. He backflips away as the whip strikes the ground, breaking the concrete. Trevor strikes again but Isaac quickly flips to the side as Trevor's whip misses and plows up concrete once again. Isaac lands next to his spear and quickly rolls toward it narrowly missing another whip strike. Isaac grabs the spear) Isaac: Ha! You vanquished Lord Dracula by a fluke, a mere twist of fortune. Yet I grant, you are adept. (looks to the side) Hector?
(Isaac rushes toward Trevor and tries to hit him with the side of his spear. He kicks Trevor's chest as he blocks the attack, and spins his spear and backs off) Isaac: I need not linger here any longer. I've gotten what I need. But mark me well... I will slay both of you, without fail. Without fail...
(Isaac fades away) Trevor: So he escaped... He fled when he saw you. There can be no doubt of it, then. You are indeed his enemy. Hector: Just as I told you when we first met. Trevor: Be that as it may, I am the one who shall vanquish him. Your meddling is unwelcome. Leave him to me.
(Trevor walks away) Zead: Pity. How unfortunate. Such a rare opportunity. Squandered... Hector: On the contrary. To obtain the vengeance I seek, Isaac must be slain by my hand alone. Ergo, nothing was lost. Zead: Think you so? Then you shall be glad to know where he is bound. Hector: And where might that be? Zead: The castle ruins where we first met. Do you remember the place? Hector: How could I forget? Zead: Well said. At the top of those ruins, there is a hidden chamber. It's there you shall find him. Hector: Then that is where I must go. Ah, I'd almost forgotten... Saint Germain gives you his regards. Zead: (curious) Saint Germain, you say? Did you meet him in the clock tower? Hector: Just so. He pledged he would no longer interfere in this matter.
(Zead holds up hand and walks to the side trying to deny what he heard) Zead: It cannot be. No, that is not possible... I must make haste to complete the final touches. I beg your leave. Adieu.
(Zead rushes off quickly. Hector watches suspiciously as Zead departs)
Trevor: Is that you, Hector? Hector: It is. I was told a hidden chamber lies beneath this castle. Isaac is there now. Trevor: What?! That's not possible. In order to open the passage to that chamber, the blood of my clan must...
(Trevor realizes something) Trevor: Oh, so that is why he fought me earlier! Hector: What is it, Belmont? Trevor: It cannot be avoided. You must show me just how much power you're gained. Hector: Wait. I have no reason to fight you. Trevor: This is your reason! Defend yourself!
The Belmont Blood is the Key (Hector performs a roundhouse kick that narrowly misses Trevor as he flips away from him)
Trevor: It's as if you're an entirely different person. So, this is your true strength... Hector: (slightly angered) Why did you attack me? Trevor: The place to which Isaac has gone can only be entered by those who possess very advanced powers. I had to test you.
(Trevor holds up his hand) Hector: I see. Meaning, you would have me pursue him? Trevor: Indeed. But first you shall need my help. Come!
(Trevor leads Hector toward the center of the room. he pulls out a dagger from his belt and quickly cuts his right hand and holds out his fist and lets his blood drip on the carpet. The blood shimmers then a portal forms where the blood once lay) Trevor: There. T'is done. Hector: So, the Belmont blood acts as a key... And what lies beyond this point? Trevor: Do not ask! If you knew, your heart might waver. For now, hold the image of Isaac in your mind. Think only of defeating him. Hector: Very well.
(Hector steps into the middle of the portal and starts to fade)
Trevor: Hector... Hunt him down. And when you have him, show him no mercy.
Dracula's Castle Revived (The engraving on the floor in the center of the room where Hector fought Dullahan starts to glow. Hector steps back)
Hector: What is this?
(The engraving lights up more as a crumbling sound is heard. Both Hector, in the Infinite Corridor, and Trevor, in the Abandoned Castle, look round in shock. The scene shifts to the ocean in the Mortvia Aqueduct as a storm rages and Tsunamis start to form. A bridge is shown rising up out of the water followed by a full view of Dracula's Castle connected to the bridge as lightning strikes in the background to foreshadow this unseen turn of events. Back in Infinite Corridor) Hector: This enormous power... Dracula's castle?
(Back in the Abandoned Castle, Trevor looks round concerned) Trevor: Have I arrived too late?
(Trevor suddenly leans forward from pain) Trevor: Groah!
(A dagger is shown exiting Trevor's chest from a backstabbing) Trevor: Fiend! What are you doing here?
(screen zooms out to show Isaac holding Trevor from behind) Isaac: I can't have you interfering beyond this point. I left that seal to Hector. Trevor: Impossible... The seal cannot be undone, except by a torrent of demonic energy. Hector could not know that...
(Isaac looks to the side and grins then plunges the dagger deeper into Trevor's chest as Trevor yells) Isaac: Do not equate a devil forgemaster's power with that of an ordinary sorcerer. For a seal like that, the magic produced in battle is more than enough. Placing a guard there proved to be your downfall. Trevor: Grr... Isaac: Enough talk. (kisses the back of Trevor's head) Time to die!
(Isaac quickly yanks the dagger out of Trevor's back and let him fall to the ground. Trevor falls to his knees then plunges to the floor as blood seeps out from underneath his chest. Isaac's laughing now fills the room and grows louder as the crumbling insues throughout the room)
"Do Not Let the Curse Take Hold of You" (Hector walks along the bridge to Dracula's castle then stares up as the camera scrolls out to show the castle with a full moon in the background. Julia is walking up behind Hector)
Julia: Before you stands Dracula's castle... Hector: Aye. Julia: The curse that was unleashed 3 years ago still emanates from it. Does that mean the source of the curse is still present? At this rate... Hector: It's likely the remnants of Dracula's magic. And all because of me! Damn! Julia: I know not what happened to you in the past, but there is no time now for regret. We must try to cleanse the castle and dispel the vile curse... Hector: !! If the curse from demonic power, I may be able to find the source! Indeed, I must, for this is something only I can do. Julia: Then make haste! If the castle is fully resurrected, it is possible... that Dracula is revived! Hector: If that is so... We must call Belmont. It is he who slew Dracula before. He can help us now. Julia: Alas, he cannot. Hector: But why? Julia: He's suffered a terrible injury. I barely saved his life, but even now, it hangs by a thread. T'was my brother's work and no other... Hector: I see... Julia: A devil forgemaster is easily susceptible to Dracula's magic. Do not let the curse take hold of you! I'm certain that she would not wish you to pay such a price for your revenge. Hector: So, you know about Rosaly... Julia: The hour is late. Away to your purpose. Hector: And you to safety, back to your home.
(Hector walks away. Julia holds up her hands and prays) Julia: Hector... please do not die...
A Battle of Devil Forgemasters (Hector and Issac meet in a reddish colored room near the top of the Dracula's Castle)
Isaac: You resurrected the castle, Hector. Bravo. (claps) Hector: You want me to regain my powers. Now I see why. I fell right into your plot... After 3 years of peace, I'd lost my edge. Isaac: And I've sharpened mine. I've been waiting quite a long time to plot my revenge. Not only did my Lord die because of you -- you stripped me of my pride, my home. Now I shall make you suffer as I suffered. You shall die a most painful, gruesome death.
(Isaac takes out his Laser Blade and prepares for the battle)
Denying the Curse (Isaac's Laser Blade flies through the air as Isaac is thrown to the ground. Isaac falls with screaming. Hector rushes toward Isaac in a fit of rage and anger, holding his Laser Blade)
Hector: Die, Isaac! DIE!
(Hector suddenly realizes what he is about to do as a reminder of what Julia said earlier phases through Hector's mind as he comes to his senses) Julia: Do not let the curse take hold of you! I'm certain that she would not wish you to pay such a price for your revenge.
(Hector lowers the sword while speaking) Hector: This murderous impulse... This thirst for bloody vengeance... This is not me... T'is the curse! Dracula's curse!
(Hector buries about his hands as Dracula's flaming red eyes are shown above him) Zead: (claps) Oh-ho, and you would not fall prey to the curse. Praiseworthy, indeed. I wonder why. Was your desire for vengeance weak? Or was your spirit strong? No matter, either way, t'is well finished. Your efforts have been a great boon to me. The moment you wavered was all I needed.
(The coffin lifts Isaac and shuts, floats back under the floor as Hector raises his head to watch. Hector turns his head round) Hector: Zead! So, you're the one behind all of this! Zead: You could say that. Hector: You used me to revive Lord Dracula! Zead: Even so. Devil forgemasters alone are suffused in my master's magic. Thus, only a devil forgemaster can be the vessel for his reawakening. I knew you would be the best... material. (snorts) Yes, much more so than Isaac. That is why I guided you here. So that you may fully regain your powers. Hector: Who are you? Zead: However, for Lord Dracula to be reborn in you, the curse had to take hold of you. When you rejected the curse, you proved to be useless. Truly, t'is most unfortunate.
(Zead whips his hand downward as the familiar blade from earlier slides out from under his right sleeve) Hector: (shocked) That weapon... You are none other than... Death!
(Zead is shown swinging a scythe as Hector realizes his true form through the priest disguise) Zead (Death): Soon, my master will enter Isaac's body. Though you were favored, Isaac will do. Dracula will once more walk the night! And as of you, it is time for you to die!
(Black vapours rise from round Zead as he stands with his scythe while preparing to shed his false disguise)
The Dark Lord Revived (The same coffin which Isaac was closed in suddenly busts open as a mist is released)
Dracula: (breath of relief) Ah, the traitor, Hector... Hector: Lord Dracula... You are reborn. Dracula: Why did you betray me? Hector: Why did you unleash your hatred upon the humans? When you began slaughtering them indiscriminately, I had no choice but to disobey you. Dracula: You side against me... for the sake of humans? (angrily) Humans are not worth the air they breathe. I was simply cleansing the world. Hector: It is not your place to judge the worth of humans. Dracula: The powerful always judge the weak. The humans made their judgment of me, as well. Thus I sentenced them... to extinction. Sympathy is merely a form of weakness. You betrayed me, Hector... And for that, the punishment is death. (sinister grin) Hector: I stand ready! I will not flee as I did before.
One Final Forging (Dracula staggers backward in disbelief)
Dracula: The transformation... was it... not complete? Hector: So it would seem.
(Dracula's body starts to glow a purplish colour) Dracula: The curse. My soul may return to the abyss, but the curse will not be lifted! It will fester in the hearts of humans until they obliterate themselves... Hector: Have you forgotten? I am a devil forgemaster. I can turn your curse aside... Transform it into something harmless... And so it shall be. Rest in peace.
(Dracula can no longer hold his power over Isaac's body as his essence fades) Dracula: Groaaaaaah!!
(The essence continues to fade into the air revealing Isaac whose exhausted body hits the floor) Hector: Now that I reflect upon it, Isaac's madness and Rosaly's death were both caused by the curse. This, then, is the final forge.
(Hector enchants the spell) Hector: Heed my words, O great powers of darkness! Release to me one of the tortured souls! Let me infuse him with my life-force and awaken him to the world of the living! Immaculate being... Appear before me now.
(Hector focuses the power in both of his hands into a sphere in front of him. His power slowly starts to collect the remnants of Dracula's essence that form the curse) Hector: It is too monstrous!
(The essence continues to pour into the sphere near Hector then it explodes into a burst of light as Hector crouches in exhaustion. Hector falls to his knees) Hector: T'is done!
(The throne room starts to crumble round Hector) Hector: The struggle has ended. I feel I can let go now, and die in peace. Julia: You look ghastly. Hector: Julia. Why did you come here? Julia: I thought you might be contemplating something foolish. Like... "Letting go." Hector: You see through it all, don't you? Julia: You've paid your debt, have you not? From this day on, you must live true to your own heart. Hector: You are wise indeed, Julia... I cannot fall knowing that you would fall with me. Julia: Now that you realize, we must go. Let us depart. Quickly!
(Julia hits the bottom of her cane against the ground as a portal quickly forms below both her and Hector Julia turns to look toward Isaac's body) Julia: (sadly) Farewell... Isaac...
(Hector and Julia both teleport away as a column falls where they once were and the whole throne room starts to crumble)
Ending (Dracula's castle crumbles and breaks apart, as his remaining essence flows out of it in purplish light. A ray of sun shines through the black clouds. Julia staring at the remains of the castle with Hector)
Julia: T'is over at last. Hector: Even so. I pray this will truly free the people's hearts... Julia: Those hearts are yet filled with darkness. The cursed has reached deep inside of them. Its mark will not easily vanish. For my brother, only death could erase it. (saddened) Hector: Julia... Julia: (hopeful) All the same, people are not such fools. Their hope lies in one another. They shall realize that in time. Scars will fade and be lost to memory... Let us have faith in the morrow. Hector: Indeed.
(Hector stands with Julia and look off toward the remains of Dracula's castle once again)
(Meanwhile, at Eneomaos Machine Tower) Saint Germain: Faith in the morrow? Those are fine words... But not for me. As one who travels through time, I see the morrow a bit differently. All the same, the flow of time has stabilized at last. For myself, I think I will go far into the future and see what awaits. There is one great battle yet to be fought -- the final battle between Lord Dracula and the humans. Perhaps they will remember your fight. Or perhaps it will start anew.
(Saint Germain tips his hat to the screen and turns to walk through a portal)
(Julia and Hector walk down a path in the Baljhet Mountains) Julia: What now, Hector? Where will you go? Hector: Well... I have many friends I must conceal from the humans. I suppose I'll seek some hidden place where I can live in peace. Julia: No need to search out such a place... I know of one. Hector: (enthused) Pray, lead me there. I am in your debt. Julia: All that you may need you shall find here. If that is fine with you.
(Julia walks toward her shop. Hector looks on behind Julia) Hector: Well, I suppose... To stay here with you, Julia... T'is not a bad idea.