First Encounter with Yoko ???: Hey, you're... Soma, aren't you? You must be him.
Soma Cruz: Y-yes, but... Who are you...? Yoko Belnades: Oh, forgive me. I'm Yoko Belnades. I'm a member of the church. Soma Cruz: How would a member of the church recognize me? Yoko Belnades: You've met Aluca... um, I mean, Genya... Arikado, right? Soma Cruz: I did meet him, but... Yoko Belnades: He told me about you, and asked me to help you if you were in trouble. Soma Cruz: Arikado said that? That's hard to believe. Yoko Belnades: Well, he may seem cold at first, but he's actually quite a decent guy. He may be looking out for you because you share the same dark powers. Soma Cruz: Wait, wait! Did you say my powers are "dark"? Yoko Belnades: Oh, you mean you didn't know that!? Soma Cruz: Uhh... Yoko Belnades: Oh, no... did I say something...I...well... what's said is said. Essentially, you have the power to rule over and command monsters. Soma Cruz: Rule over monsters? I have no desire to do that... Yoko Belnades: It comes as naturally as breathing for you, so you may not realize it yet. And though I called it a "dark power," that doesn't mean it's evil. It's like a weapon. Its user decides whether to use it for good or evil. Soma Cruz: Well, when you put it that way, I feel a little bit better. Since I got this power, I've begun to lose my sense of self. Yoko Belnades: You are yourself. There's no one else you could be. Don't second guess yourself. Be confident. That's most important. Soma Cruz: I think I understand now. Thanks, Yoko. Yoko Belnades: (giggle) I'm not used to being thanked by people... Oh, I forgot to ask you. Have you seen a man named Graham? Soma Cruz: Graham? Yes, I met him earlier. Yoko Belnades: Be wary of that man. I believe that he will inherit Dracula's powers. Soma Cruz: No way! He did not look like a bad guy. Yoko Belnades: Right, and I've got a bridge to sell you! Don't be fooled by his appearance! He's not who you think he is. Soma Cruz: Al... alright.
Yoko Belnades: Well, I must be going. I've got to find Graham! See you around!
First Encounter with Hammer ???: Oh! What's a child like yerself doing in a place like this?
Soma Cruz: A child? You're rude, grandpa. Hammer: Oh, my apologies. My name's Hammer. The army ordered me to come here. Soma Cruz: Hi. I'm Soma. Hammer: I thought I was inspecting a shrine, but suddenly I was in a castle. Don't ya think that's a mean thing to do to a guy? So I just bailed on my mission. Soma Cruz: What do you mean? Hammer: There were a bunch of strange people gathered at the shrine. I thought they'd be good customers, so I opened up a shop. Soma Cruz: Ahhh... Good for you... Hammer: There're weapons all over this castle and no monsters at the front gate. Good place for a shop! Come on by! I'll give ya a good deal. Sea ya around! Wah hah hah ha...
(Hammer leaves the room)