Research introduction-- Narrator: Returning to life time and again since the ancient middle ages, the evil lord Dracula has driven people to terror. Each time Dracula returned from the dead, the Belmont clan fought him in shadows, wielding the holy whip.
Through their efforts, humanity avoided darkness, securing prosperity.
But early in the 19th century, having lost their ability to resist the darkness, those in positions of power at the time began to search for new ways to counter Dracula.
Our organization, Ecclesia, was born then as one of those countermeasures.
Many organizations were established with the same goal, and day after day they conducted their studies diligently, but each was dissolved when they failed to produce satisfactory results.
But that was when Barlowe, the leader of Ecclesia, finally made a surprising breakthrough that could stand up against Dracula.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Background Music: Ecclesia
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.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia Background Music: Vanishing
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.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia Background Music: Deliberate Blink
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.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia Background Music: Sapphire Elegy
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)
Shanoa: Hmm... He marked a village on this map.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Monastery Background Music: Cantus Motet -1- When: After defeating Arthroverta
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?
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Wygol Village Background Music: Reunion When: Saving Nikolai
Saving Jacob (Shanoa finds a trapped villager inside a crystal. She absorbs the Glyph) Jacob: Whew! Hey, you saved me. Thanks! I'm Jacob. Got a general store in Wygol Village. And on that note, I should probably get back to it! But listen, I might have some things you can use. Come by the shop, and we'll do business!
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Kalidus Channel Background Music: Reunion When: Saving Jacob
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.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Minera Prison Island Background Music: Cantus Motet -1- When: Shortly after arriving at underground basement
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.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia Background Music: Sapphire Elegy When: As arriving at Ecclesia
Wygol Village's Item Shop Owner (Shanoa returns to Jacob's item shop in Wygol Village)
Jacob: Welcome! I'm back in business, thanks to you. My inventory's a little backlogged right now, but have a look around! Shanoa: Thank you very much. Jacob: Hey, thank YOU. I'd give you things for free if I could, but... You know how business is these days. Shanoa: I understand.
Jacob: Good! Well, let me know if you see anything you like!
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Wygol Village Background Music: Serenade of the Hearth When: Talking with Jacob
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.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Lighthouse Background Music: Reunion When: Saving Eugen
Saving Monica Monica: Oh! Wh-What did I do to deserve to be saved by such a beautiful angel? I'm... I'm Monica. I'm... a seamstress in the village. Um... Please, let me repay you! If you're in the village, come see me!
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Kalidus Channel Background Music: Reunion When: Saving Monica
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?
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Skeleton Cave When: After defeating Maneater
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 Aeon Aeon: S-Saved! Guess the eternal bliss of paradise will have to wait, hmm? I'm Aeon, the chef. I've worked in all kinds of restaurants. One time it was for three whole weeks! Come see me in the village, and I'll make you a snack!
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.
Shanoa: I do, Sir.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia
Saving Irina Irina: You saved me! Oh, thank you! Thank you! ...Listen, I know you just rescued me, but please excuse me. I'm worried about my children. I'm Irina, by the way. And...well, I have to go. You be careful out here. ...Bye!
Rescuing All Villagers Nikolai: Thank you very much! You rescued every last soul in town. But...their tribulations still weigh heavily upon their hearts... Would you speak with them, and help to lift their spirits?
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Wygol Village When: After Rescuing All Villagers
Running Out of Sage Abram: It's... It's YOU! You've come at last...
Shanoa: At an awkward time, I see. Abram: Awkward? No. Inconvenient, YES! I would prepare a proper thanks, a gift of medicine, but no, now is not the time... Shanoa: What is the matter? Abram: HE did it. That man who abducted us. He took all the materials I had! I bet. Shanoa: Albus...? Could it be for some experiment? Abram: No doubt! So GO, and find me more materials, I command it! THEN, only then, will I trust you enough to thank you! For saving my life! Shanoa: ......
Abram: SAGE! I need Sage. So find it, and bring it here! And then we'll see who trusts who, won't we? Ha, ha, ha!
Medicinal Ingredients Needed Abram: Ah, yes, it's you... Bring me Chamomile and Rue. Then I'll make an antidote for poison. You're not POISONED are you? Well this'll cure you. And then maybe I'll trust you more. Not much more. But some.
Completing Abram's Second Quest (Shanoa brings Chamomile and Rue to Abram)
Abram: Well, here we have it. Chamomile and Rue. Thanks again. For now. So now I can make your antidotes, and send them to the store for you. You've earned precisely eight points of trust. And if you know anything about trust, you know that's being generous.
Mandrake is the Best Medicine Abram: I now require Sage and Mandragora Root. With these, you won't have to recover your health in tiny increments. You'll get them, right? Oh, you'll get them. I know you. I know your kind. Relentless and infallible. Hurrah!
Completing Abram's Third Quest Abram: ...Well, Sage, Mandragora Root... Yes, you've done it. I knew you would. And now for that promised boost to your health. I'll leave it at the store. I'll even do you a favor, and have it stocked at an extra special price. For everyone. Not just you. Wouldn't want to start and RUMORS of favoritism.
Unusual Medicine Components Abram: Listen, my behavior's been a bit erratic since, you know, "the incident." I hope I haven't said anything to... enrage you. Really, I meant that.
Shanoa: It's quite all right. Words don't bother me. Abram: Good! Well, to patch things up, I'll give you a special medicine! ...That I don't have the materials for. Sage and Merman Meat. But you can find them!... Oh, yes. YOU can find them! And then I'll make you SUCH a brew as to heal your TERRIBLE WOUNDS on the spot. How about it? Shanoa: ...... Abram: That's a yes, isn't it? I'm counting on you.
Completing Abram's Fourth Quest (Shanoa brings the Sage and Merman Meat to Abram)
Abram: Sage and Merman Meat! You've found them! You're amazing! I'll make you a potion of instant-mega-healing! And this one's on the house! ...No, wait. If I gave it to you, you'd take it into danger, and get badly injured just so you could use it. Don't do it! You mean too much to me! So... with that in mind, I'm NOT giving it to you. I'll leave it at the store. And make it really pricey so you don't buy it. Ha!
Completing All Abram's Quest Abram: Well, that's it for all the medicine. Except mine, but that's another story. But you have my undying moral support, from back at a nice, safe distance. And whenever you take medicines, think of me. THINK OF ME!!
A Lucky Stone Laura: You know, you dress like you're in mourning. Waste of a finely shaped--
Shanoa: Enough of that, thank you. Laura: Well, sorry if I'm out of line, but hear me out, here. A little accessorizing would go a long way, don't you think? Shanoa: Accessorizing? Laura: Yeah, you know. Bring over a Lapis Lazuli and I'll show you what I mean.
A Pleasant Accessory Laura: You don't smile much. You should! Men'd be lining up at your door.
Shanoa: I do not smile. Laura: Don't smile? That's...odd. Hmm, what can we do about that...? Got it! I need a Ruby, a Sapphire, and an Emerald. Wait till you see what I make now! You'll smile without even knowing it.
A Heartwarming Accessory Laura: Still can't smile, huh...? I wonder if my skills just aren't up to it yet...
Shanoa: It's not you. My troubles go deeper than you think. Laura: ...Well, how about this? Got a man in your life? Shanoa: Nobody I'm capable of caring for. What about yourself? Laura: Well, there's someone... but I'm not good at talking about myself... Right, moving on. I need a Diamond and Onyx! And I WILL make something powerful enough to touch your heart.
Completing Laura's Third Quest (Shanoa brings the Diamond and Onyx to Laura) Laura: Ha! No heart can withstand the combined power of these two stones! I'll send this over to the general store when it's done.
Completing Laura's Fourth Quest (Shanoa brings the Alexandrite to Laura)
Laura: The setting is ready. It's studded with all the gems you brought me earlier. Now, I just have to set the Alexandrite you brought me in the center and...! My masterpiece! The Royal Crown is complete! Well? Touching, right? Shanoa: I lost my emotions. An absent heart cannot stir. Laura: I see... Guess I couldn't do it. But I CAN do all this. You just took my work to a whole new level. And all this talk about your feelings made me think about my own... Would you take this Royal Crown? Call it a memento.
Completing All Laura's Quest Laura: Trying so hard to touch your heart... It taught me a few things about mine. I ran away once. My master kept pointing out my faults, and I ran away from him, but my faults came with me. You helped me get rid of them. I know what good I can do now, though. For my work, and for him.
Completing Anna's First Quest (Shanoa brings Tom to Anna)
Tom: Hissss!! Grrrowr!! Anna: Damn...cat! That FLOWER you swallowed...? No!! Grrraaaargh! Tom: Mrowr. Anna: Thank you for bringing Tom, Miss. Tom protects me from evil spirits. He must have been off looking for the flower that wards them off. Oh? Tom has something in his mouth. Here, you can have it, Miss.
Mice Make for Good Eats Anna: Miss, you remember Tom, don't you? My friend, Tom the cat? He's been acting tired since he drove away that spirit the other day. Will he get better if we give him a Mouse? They're too fast for me to catch... So... would you catch a Mouse for Tom? Please?
Laura: Oh...? You have a new gem. Here, I'll appraise it for you. Shanoa: Please do. Laura: ...Wow. This is Chrysoberyl. And a rare cat's eye color, at that. Shanoa: Cat's eye? Laura: There's a streak of light and it looks like a cat's eye, so they call it that. Oh, yeah, Irina's girl Anna has a cat. You can compare it with the real thing. Shanoa: You mean Tom. Laura: That girl gets possessed easily, and Tom the cat apparently protects her. It must be tough for him; desperate to save Anna. Shanoa: Anna wants to help Tom with a charm. Laura: ...! That's it! That's the way to do it! We can give Chrysoberyl to those kids... That'd ward off evil! I'll make a charmed collar. Shanoa: All right. Please do that. Laura: Long ago, an order for a dog collar got canceled. That'll come in handy now. Attach this, adjust it to a shorter length, and look! It's done.
(Shanoa receives the Cat Collar from Laura) Laura: It's for those kids. No need to pay me. Hurry along and give it to them.
Completing Anna's Third Quest (Shanoa brings the Cat Collar to Anna)
Anna: Oh! This cat collar has the Chrysoberyl on it! It's perfect for Tom! Tom: ...Meow. Anna: Thank you, Miss. Now, Tom won't have to hurt himself to protect me. Here, please, it's a Ribbon for you, Miss. My greatest treasure! Well, except for Tom. It'll be all right, as long as he and I are together!
(Shanoa receives the Ribbon from Anna)
Completing Eugen's Second Quest Eugen: Good, good. You'll see what I can make with these. Check Jacob's store later. And here's your payment for the materials.
(Shanoa receives 3600 gold from Eugen) Eugen: Father Nikolai saved my life way back when. I asked him how to pay that debt, and he just said, "Do what you can." So, here I am, just doing what I can, where I am, with what I have. You do what you can, too. And if you run into trouble again, come see me.
Completing Eugen's Third Quest Eugen: Armor needs flexibility, you know. It breaks if it doesn't have that. You can't just take every hit; you've gotta dodge sometimes. You know that. You take a lot of risks out there, don't you?
Shanoa: I appreciate the concern. But I know of no other way. Eugen: Then I'll just have to make sure you can survive the hits. You know the drill; check Jacob's shop later on. Here's your finder's fee.
(Shanoa receives 7200 gold from Eugen)
Completing All Eugen's Quest Eugen: Look, if you have to go out there and push yourself, fine. But if you lose, my armor loses too. So don't die. I don't care if you have to crawl back, just don't die. My reputation's at stake.
Shanoa: I have no intention of dying, Sir. Eugen: Well, fine. You trust my armor, I'll trust your strength, and that's that.
Needs More Salt Aeon: Welcome! I've been waiting for you. All day, just twiddling my thumbs. Ahem! I'd love to cook for you, but I need some Salt.Salt is important. People yell at you if you forget to cook with it. Boy, do they yell at you... Um, where was I? Right! Get me Salt. Why don't I go myself? Because I'm the chef. Why should you go get it? Because you're not a chef. That' show things work. Well, get to work, then. My kitchen's going to waste without you!
Completing Aeon's First Quest (Shanoa brings the Salt to Aeon)
Aeon: Ah, Salt. Thanks! You can flavor things with this, you know. Here, watch! Ta-da! Corn Soup! Just like that. Here, have some. My treat for all your hard work.
(Shanoa receives Corn Soup from Aeon) Aeon: You know, I don't get many customers. Guess people like eating at home around here. Anyway, I'll start stocking corn soup at the general store.
I've Never Eaten That Aeon: Ah, you surprised me! It gets so quiet in here... You know, I've been thinking I should cook something exotic for you, but I need ingredients for that. You know, like...Raw Killer Fish! That's the stuff. Let's cook us up some Killer Fish. How hard can it be? Just bring some in, and I'll take a shot at it! Hurry up!
Completing Aeon's Second Quest (Shanoa brings Raw Killer Fish to Aeon)
Aeon: Ah, thanks! This must be Raw Killer Fish. You can tell by the way, um, the, um, fangs, and the thing with the fins... Killer Fish! Now it's time to break out those old chef instincts, honed in the fires of many a kitchen. ...And voila! Killer Fish BBQ. Bon appetite!
(Shanoa receives Killer Fish BBQ from Aeon) Aeon: Wow! Fishtastic! ...Right? I mean, I'll take your word for it. I'm not going to taste it. Taste is overrated. Last time I tasted my own fish, I passed out and upset some people. Never again!
Can't Cook Without Ingredients Aeon: I've finally realized why the restaurants I worked at all went out of business. And I think I know why you're my only customer. Feel free to disagree, but I think it might be because my food stinks! See, I figured everyone has different tastes, so why bother trying to make something taste good? Can't please everyone, right? Wrong. I know just the way to turn business around. Bring me some Tasty Meat. Can't go wrong with that! I mean, it must be called that for a reason! So bring me some, please!
Completing Aeon's Third Quest (Shanoa brings the Tasty Meat to Aeon)
Aeon: Ha! No doubt, this is Tasty Meat, all right. The aroma alone gives it away. Now I can cook with pride, just like a full-fledged chef. Here, a special treat for my best and only customer: Thick Steak.
(Shanoa receives Thick Steak from Aeon) Aeon: Who knew that paying attention to taste could make food taste better? It's taken me over 20 years to get here, but that's how tough it is to be a chef. I hope you can also become good at your profession by the time you're my age.
Completing All Aeon's Quest Aeon: Well, you've made me a master chef. I can't ask any more of you. ...So why are you still my only customer? Did my cooking get too fancy, or what? That must be it. I raised the bar too high.
Case of the Vicious Blight Marcel: So here's a question: Why would the head office put a TOTAL press ban on my story about you? ...What kind of magic did you use again?
Shanoa: ...It's nothing special. Marcel: Well, it's not my place to pry... On a totally unrelated note, how about you and me strike a little deal? Shanoa: What sort of deal? Marcel: I leave you and your magic alone, scrap my story, and you take me some pictures for a different story instead.
(Shanoa receives a Camera) Shanoa: Very well. Marcel: You ever hear of the Cave Troll? It's a hairy beast that sucks your blood clean out! Track it down and snap a picture or two for me. Careful--it's skittish!
Completing Marcel's First Quest (Shanoa brings the Photo 1 to Marcel)
Marcel: So this is really it, eh? Well, it looks just like the rumors say. We're a sports magazine, but we cover a lot of stuff like this for some reason. Anyway, here's your share of the reward.
(Shanoa receives 6000 gold from Marcel) Marcel: The magazine should be out at the general store soon. Check it out, if you like.
Completing Marcel's Second Quest (Shanoa brings the Photo 2 to Marcel)
Marcel: Wow! Just...wow! So this is a Jersey Devil! And it's neither a devil, nor wearing a jersey... Well, whatever. Our readers'll eat it up anyway. Here's your cut. Enjoy!
(Shanoa receives 8000 gold form Marcel) Marcel: The magazine will be at the store, so check it out. That's what the pros do.
Case of the Hideous Snowman Marcel: All right, your next mark's some white, furry snowman called a Yeti. I heard your photos alone have more than doubled our circulation! So keep it up! We're counting on you!
Completing Marcel's Third Quest (Shanoa brings the Photo 3 to Marcel)
Marcel: So the Yeti is real too, eh? Never would have guessed. Well, this is huge! Here's your cut. Nice going!
(Shanoa receives 12000 gold from Marcel) Marcel: I might start hearing offers from a better paper soon! Well, the mag's at the general store, as usual. Make sure to check it out.
Completing All Marcel's Quest Marcel: You're not going to believe this: the Chief fired me. He only wanted his serious little sports articles. Bah! Well, whatever. I was thinking of settling here anyway. With the Yeti and the Cave Troll. And, you know, Laura the jeweler...
The Silent Violin George: Your timing is impeccable! For I have just composed an ode to terror! And now, I shall record it for all time, upon this--my friend's phonograph! Lend your ears, as I play upon this...this...
Shanoa: Hmm? George: ...This broken violin. That I forgot was broken. Oh, damn it all. Ahem! Would you kindly procure me some Horse Hair, that I might make a new bow?
The Killing Scream George: The Banshee's wail is said to be an omen of death. Far too dangerous to risk recording...unless you care to volunteer! Here, just use the phonograph when the banshee wails! You'll be fine, I'm sure!
Completing George's Third Quest (Shanoa brings the Black Ink and Eagle Feather to George)
George: Thank you, milady! Now, with this mighty quill, I engrave my place in the hallowed scroll of history! This haunted land has blessed me with its taints and torments. Oh, and buy the record at the general store.
Completing All George's Quest George: After I recorded my final piece, the phonograph I borrowed from a friend exploded! That's the price of art, I say...but my friend will likely disagree. Perhaps I'll stay a while, here. Where he's less likely to find me.
Show Me the Owl! Serge: Hey lady, you ever see an Owl? 'Cause I hear it's good luck if you see one, and I think I could use some good luck, just in case. So if you see an Owl, could you bring it over? I'll give you something neat if you do!
Can't Catch Me! Serge: I'm bad at blind tag. When it's all dark, I get scared and I can't move. You don't get scared, though, do you? Hey, can you show me how it's done? Put on a blindfold and catch me before I count to 30!
Completing Serge's Third Quest Serge: Lady, you're amazing! You caught me when you couldn't even see! Guess you can do that cause you're so brave! Thanks for showing me that. Here, take this.
(Shanoa receives Green Drops from Serge)
Albus's Advice Serge: Everyone keeps saying that the man who kidnapped us is a bad guy. I don't know, though... I think maybe they're wrong, 'cause he said something to me... He said, "You have to grow strong enough to protect your kid sister."
Making a Dress! Monica: Listen, I... There isn't much I can do to thank you, but please! Please let me make a dress. ...Would that be good enough?
Shanoa: Thank you, but I do not need a dress. Monica: Oh. Well... you're right. My dresses wouldn't be-- Shanoa: You misunderstand. Dresses don't suit me. Monica: Well... Well, hang on! I bet I CAN make a dress you'd look good in. Let's see... Cotton! That's what we need. Where's the cotton? Oh, no! I'm out of cotton thread. I'm always doing this... And I need at least 5 Cotton Thread to make a dress! Sigh... Maybe you shouldn't have even bothered saving me...
Completing Monica's First Quest (Shanoa brings the Cotton Threads to Monica)
Monica: Y-You brought me Cotton Thread? You went out of your way just for me? I'll make your dress in a flash! And...done! A Cotton Dress. Please accept it.
(Shanoa receives a Cotton Dress from Monica) Monica: Maybe I should make more, and sell them at the general store. Not that you need to bother, but if you'd like another, you could buy one.
Silkworm's Tragedy Monica: Listen, I wanted to repay you, but I ended up sending you on some silly errand instead. How rude of me! This time, please let me repay you properly. With this Silk Thread... ...... Oh, no! The silkworms all died while I was gone. No more thread... And I'd need at least 5 Silk Thread to make a Silk dress! I keep on doing this... Maybe I should just crawl into a hole...
Completing Monica's Second Quest (Shanoa brings the Silk Threads to Monica)
Monica: Th-This is Silk Thread! Did you go get these just for me? I'm sooo touched! So touched that I finished making the dress somehow! A Silk Dress. Please accept it.
(Shanoa receives a Silk Dress from Monica) Monica: Maybe I'll keep making these, and have them sold in the general store. Um...if you'd like... Only if you'd like, please consider buying...them.
Is That Cashmere? Monica: I'm so sorry! That's TWO fetch errands I've sent you on now. And you've done them both, and I still haven't properly repaid you... Wait. I know how: cashmere. The greatest material ever created... Wait, no. I don't even know what it looks like! Silly me, trying to make a dress from material I've never seen... But if I HAD 5 Cashmere Thread, I could make you the most wonderful dress... Stupid Monica. I can't make a dress like that!
Completing Monica's Third Quest (Shanoa brings the Cashmere Threads to Monica)
Monica: Th-This is Cashmere Thread? Where did you FIND these? For me? Y-You're amazing! So amazing that I just made this dress instantly! A Party Dress. Please accept it.
(Shanoa receives a Party Dress from Monica) Monica: I'll make others, and I'll have them sold at the general store. You could buy them. If you wanted to. By mistake, maybe.
Completing All Monica's Quest Monica: Ha! Look at poor little Monica. Can't do a thing without someone else to bring her materials. Then again, I do seem to know how to make a dress, and if I could get my own materials...
Vicious Crows Irina: Oh, good, you're here. I actually wanted to ask you a favor. ...It's rather complicated, I'm afraid. You see, some Crows have been running amok around here lately.
Shanoa: ...Crows. Irina: I wonder if there's a nest. Anyway, they're so vicious. Always peck-peck- pecking and swooping at people... Could you get rid of, I don't know, 30 of them? It'd be a big help. Thanks! I owe you.
Completing Irina's First Quest (Shanoa returns to Irina's house)
Irina: I'm sorry about the other day. Asking you to get rid of all those Crows. I can be so impatient when there're things to do. Keeps me up at night. But...you really did it for me! Those Crows won't be nearly such a bother anymore. Thanks! And here, this is about all I have for you--please accept it.
(Shanoa receives a Mocha Éclair from Irina)
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Wygol Village When: After killing 30 Black Crows
Do You Hear Howling? Irina: Hey, you! I was just thinking about you! You know, there's this nice boy I know; he'd be perfect for you. I'll introduce you!
Shanoa: That isn't necessary... Irina: What're you saying? Don't tell me some man has you in his clutches already. Men are beasts, you know. Especially the ones out there, howling at the moon, keeping me up. Could you get rid of, say, 10 of them for me? Really? You'll do it? Thanks! I owe you. Shanoa: ...Think nothing of it.
Completing Irina's Second Quest (Shanoa returns to Irina's house)
Irina: I'm sorry, again. Asking you to go out and fight Werewolf creatures... It's just that, when things need doing, I keep on thinking about them until they get done! But now I can rest easy. So here, for you.
(Shanoa receives a Tart Tatin from Irina) Irina: So, were those monsters wolves? Or were they human? Shanoa: I'm not sure... Irina: Well, that's going to bother me for a while... Hmm...
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Wygol Village When: After killing 10 Werewolves
An Unwelcome Guest Irina: I heard from Father Nikolai you're chasing a vampire? Is there anything I can do?
Shanoa: No, I... Irina: Oh, really? But you know, speaking of vampires, there is a rumor going around: a vampire from the Orient is in the Large Cavern. How terrifying! How could anyone sleep at night with such a thing on the loose? Can you get rid of it? Great! I owe you. Shanoa: Of course.
Completing Irina's Third Quest (Shanoa returns to Irina's house)
Irina: You know, really, I don't always ask this much of people. Especially not where vampires are concerned. But somebody had to do it. And now we're all happy it's done! Please, you must take your reward.
(Shanoa receives the Winged Boots from Irina)
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Wygol Village When: After killing Jiang Shi in Large Cavern
Completing All Irina's Quest Irina: It's never easy for a woman to raise two children alone. But when they smile, all the hardship just disappears. There's really nothing I'd rather be doing than living for my children.
A Beacon of Hope Daniela: Oh, you came. I'm so happy. I was about to bake a cake. Make yourself at home.
Shanoa: Thank you, but I-- Daniela: My Grandfather and I would always bake together. That man loved sweets. Especially in the middle of a good, old-fashioned monster hunt. Shanoa: Monster hunt? You mean--!? Daniela: Nothing better than the view from atop the Lighthouse after an epic battle. I'd love to see that horizon again... Say, you do draw? Shanoa: Draw...? You don't mean from the Lighthouse! Daniela: I'll give you a sketchbook. When you get to the top, draw the view for me. There's still time until the cake is done baking. Come back then.
(Shanoa receives a Sketchbook)
Completing Daniela's First Quest (Shanoa brings the Lighthouse Art to Daniela)
Daniela: Oh, what a wonderful drawing. This is for me? ...My, it's such a lovely view! But how could you have possibly known? Shanoa: You...told me. Daniela: Oh, silly child, I'd remember if I had. But such splendid talent deserves a special prize. Here, I've no need of this.
(Shanoa receives a Garbo Hat from Daniela)
Daniela: Come again, and we'll share a nice cup of tea.
Important Resting Place Daniela: How strange. I just had a feeling that you might be coming. I wonder why. Perhaps we're distant relatives, by chance? Where were you born?
Shanoa: I'm sorry, but I don't remember. Daniela: Oh, that's fine. Where you were born isn't a big deal. What's important is where you die. I want to die near the falls at Tristis Pass. Grandfather and I used to train there. Now, it's where he rests... Oh, won't you do a drawing of that waterfall? I'm sure you'd do a beautiful job. Shanoa: Another drawing? Daniela: Please. A drawing of Tristis Pass waterfall. I'll look forward to it.
Completing Daniela's Second Quest (Shanoa brings the Waterfall Art to Daniela)
Daniela: Oh, this the waterfall at Tristis Pass. I mastered the secret arts there. Shanoa: Secret... arts? Daniela: Well, that doesn't matter. I have to repay you for this splendid drawing... Oh, yes. How about this? I don't know what it's for, but it's very nice.
(Shanoa receives a Treasure Hat from Daniela)
Daniela: You'll come again, right? You don't have to say it. I have a feeling you will.
Tragic Memories Daniela: I was just gazing at the drawings you did for me. Look, they're very fine.
Shanoa: I don't understand... I...I lost my emotions. Daniela: Did you really? I never noticed. But yes, if you live for a long time, you tend to lose all sorts of things. I lost my hat last week. What was it before that? I've lost a lot of things. But the saddest was when I lost Grandfather. I cried till my tears ran out. Say, won't you draw the church where I lost Grandfather? It's on Oblivion Ridge, and there's a tiny cross there. It's sad, but I want to make sure I remember it. If you draw it, I'll be able to remember both you and Grandfather. Shanoa: The church is in Oblivion Ridge...
Completing Daniela's Third Quest (Shanoa brings the Church Art to Daniela)
Daniela: Oh, you drew it for me. Drawings are so great. The same scenery is completely different between artists. And these days, they have those photographs--a reporter showed me. But I like these drawings a hundred times better, because you drew them. Shanoa: ...... Daniela: This is my thanks for the drawing. Please keep it. I hope it's enough for all you've given me. We've lost lots of things, but...sometimes we gain things too, you know? Like you, for example. Like myself. We've each gained a friend. Now, those are priceless, so let's not lose them. Do come again, Shanoa. You're always welcome here.
Completing All Quests Nikolai: You've saved these people's lives, and now you've restored their peace of mind. This village is healing before our eyes. Thank you very much! You are truly a gift from above--a saint if ever there was one. Please accept this. It is a ring that has been passed down in my family.
(Nikolai hands the Master Ring to Shanoa) Nikolai: May God guide you wherever you may go.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Wygol Village When: After Completing All Quests
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.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia
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.
(The battle begins)
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Mystery Manor When: Battle with 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...
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia When: Defeating Albus without Wygol Villagers are rescued
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!!
(The battle begins)
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia When: Defeating Albus with rescuing all Wygol Villagers
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.
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Ecclesia
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!
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Castle Entrance (Nightmare Gate)
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?
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Arms Depot
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)
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Final Approach Background Music: Shadow's Stronghold When: Final Battle with Dracula
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!!!
(Dracula screams and vanishes)
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Final Approach When: After defeating Dracula
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)
Game: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Location: Final Approach Background Music: Rituals When: After defeating Dracula
Finale Narrator: Unknown to the outside world, Good had vanquished Dracula's evil once more, as all record of Ecclesia vanished into the mists of time...