Soma Cruz: So, the cult's base is here. Hammer's info wasn't so iffy after all. ???: Gahaha! You doubted my word?!
(Hammer shows up) Soma Cruz: H-Hammer? What are you doing here?
(Hammer draws closer to Soma) Hammer: What, are ya dense? Who told ya 'bout this place? Wait, it was me. Soma Cruz: Well, yeah, but... Hammer: Hey, you got your mind on doin' somethin' wicked, huh? I want in, buddy.
(Hammer blushed) Hammer: And, hey, what happened to that pretty little lady? You remember, right? Soma Cruz: You mean Yoko? She's not coming. In fact, I haven't told a soul.
(Hammer is disappointed with what he heard) Hammer: Huh? She ain't comin'? Well, why not?!
(Hammer then looks Soma straight) Hammer: Aw, man... Well, since I'm here, I'd better make the best of it. I guess I'm back in business, and you're my customer! Soma Cruz: Hammer, look, I'm saying this for your own good. You really should
leave. Hammer: Can't do that, I'm afraid. I know when someone's in trouble and I'm not just gonna leave ya here. Soma Cruz: Okay... I appreciate it. Hammer: I'll scope out the area and find a spot to set up shop. See ya around!
(Hammer walks away but still disappointed) Hammer: Man, why wouldn't he just tell her about this...?
Old Friends Reunited (At the drawbridge of castle’s entrance)
Soma Cruz: Huh? Those two...
(Soma approaches Yoko and Julius) Yoko Belnades: Oh! Soma! Julius Belmont: ... Soma Cruz: Yoko. Julius. What are you two doing here? Yoko Belnades: Funny you should ask that. We got wind of this cult from a tip by Arikado. I'm investigating with Mr. Belmont. I'm sure you remember him, the hunter. Julius Belmont: Soma, please understand. If the darkness draws you in... I have no choice but to destroy you. Soma Cruz: Yes, I know... Julius Belmont: Then, there is no reason for you to be here. Yoko Belnades: That's right. You're only putting yourself in danger. Soma Cruz: That Celia woman... Not only was she after me, she tried to harm Mina, too. I'm not gonna stop until I find her. Julius Belmont: You're determined, I see. Then, I have nothing more to say.
(Julius leaves) Yoko Belnades: Wait. Wait, Julius. How can you just say that? Julius Belmont: I'll be going now. Yoko Belnades: Wait a second. I'm coming, too. Julius Belmont: No, Yoko, you stay. We'll need a contact here, just in case. Yoko Belnades: Hey, wait! You can't just...!
(Julius jumps over the suspended bridge and leaves) Yoko Belnades: Men! They're so selfish! I bet you have no intention of going home, either. Soma Cruz: Well, uh... Yoko Belnades: Fine, then. Here, take this.
(Yoko hands Soma the Magic Seal 1) Soma Cruz: And this is? Yoko Belnades: A Magic Seal. Soma Cruz: Magic Seal? Yoko Belnades: The cult leader appears to create gates that draw the power of darkness. Monsters exposed to that power are said to be invincible. Soma Cruz: So how am I supposed to destroy them? Yoko Belnades: That's where this Magic Seal comes in. Want to practice using it? Soma Cruz: Sure, I'll give it a try. Yoko Belnades: Good. Now watch closely. Draw a figure exactly as shown.
(The Magic Seal is shown to Soma) Yoko Belnades: Okay, now you try it.
(The Magic Seal is completed) Yoko Belnades: Good, that's it. Just don't forget how you did that. Oh, one more thing. You can practice drawing a Magic Seal anytime. If you're not sure how to do it, you should definitely practice. Soma Cruz: Got it. Yoko Belnades: A Magic Seal activates on its own when it's needed. Give it a try and see. Okay, now... Let's go, Soma. Soma Cruz: Huh? Go where? Yoko Belnades: It's a dead end here. Only Julius could get in from somewhere like this. We should go back and find a different way in. Soma Cruz: All right. If we have to... Yoko Belnades: There's no shelter from the rain and wind here, either. Will you escort me? Soma Cruz: Uh... Sure, of course. Yoko Belnades: Thanks. Let's go.
The First Magic Sealed Room (Outside the Flying Armor room of the Lost Village)
Yoko Belnades: This door... It looks like you'll need a Magic Seal right away.
(Soma breaks the seal on the door) Yoko Belnades: Most likely, you'll need a Magic Seal to finish off the monster in here. Just be calm and focus. I'll be waiting here.
Stronger Magic Seals (Yoko enters the room where Soma is)
Yoko Belnades: You did it! Soma Cruz: Using Magic Seals is a piece of cake. Yoko Belnades: Don't be too sure. That Magic Seal won't be useful forever. Soma Cruz: What do you mean? Yoko Belnades: They will probably prepare new and more complex patterns for Magic Seals. Soma Cruz: Hmm... Yoko Belnades: But not to worry. They'll have the Magic Seal patterns hidden somewhere. If they don't, the gates to the dark side will be useless. Soma Cruz: I get it. Yoko Belnades: I won't keep holding you up as my escort anymore. I can manage now. Soma Cruz: You sure? In that case, I'll be going now. Yoko Belnades: Oh, there is one more thing though. Julius may have some new information, so come see me if you're close by. And Soma, please don't do anything reckless.
Yoko's Synthesizing Ability (In Yoko's synthesis room)
Yoko Belnades: Oh, hi, Soma. Soma Cruz: You're going to act as Julius's contact here? Yoko Belnades: Yes. There was no one living here, so I thought it'd be okay. Oh, that rough-looking guy's right across from me. What was his name again? Soma Cruz: Hammer? Yoko Belnades: Yes, that's it. What is he doing here? Soma Cruz: He came to help me. Yoko Belnades: Honestly, you didn't ask him to come, did you, Soma? Soma Cruz: Of course I didn't. Yoko Belnades: I'm sure you wouldn't. But it's too dangerous for him to be here. Can't you tell him to leave, Soma? Soma Cruz: I told him already. He wouldn't budge. Besides, it's hopeless now. Especially after someone who's not supposed to be here showed up. Yoko Belnades: Huh? Well, if he wouldn't listen to you, I suppose it is hopeless. By the way, I gained a new ability. Soma Cruz: A new ability? What? Yoko Belnades: So, the power of dominance lets you control the souls of monsters, right? Soma Cruz: Right. Yoko Belnades: So I thought I could use magic to draw the monster souls out and use them. Soma Cruz: You mean release the souls? Yoko Belnades: Something like that. Of course, I would need your cooperation, Soma. And it's not something that's easy to do. Soma Cruz: So how do you plan to use these freed souls? Yoko Belnades: Well, I can fuse the freed souls with a weapon, thus creating a new weapon. The souls you use will be lost, though. Soma Cruz: Can you even do that? Yoko Belnades: That's rather rude of you to ask! I may not look the part, but I am considered an exceptional spell caster. Just tell me if you need something. I'll prove it to you. Soma Cruz: Okay, then. Yoko Belnades: Oh, and by applying my ability, I may be able to reduce the souls used. I'm not sure if you'll need it, but just keep that in mind. Soma Cruz: Got it. Yoko Belnades: So, may I help you with anything today?
Hammer: Hey, welcome. So whadaya think? Not a bad shop, hey? Soma Cruz: Of all the weirdest places to set up a shop... Hammer: Have a look around and don't be so cheap! Soma Cruz: ??
(Hammer blushed) Hammer: Yoko's in the area. I saw her earlier. She must've come after me. Soma Cruz: That's not it. Hammer: Geez! You sure are quick to put a man down, aren't ya? Soma Cruz: She's here to investigate this cult, she said. Hammer: Well, whatever the case, I can tell you I'm a lot more motivated this time. Soma Cruz: (Didn't you come to back me up?) Hammer: Anyway, look around and buy somethin' already!
There's Something About Hammer (In Yoko's synthesis room)
Yoko Belnades: Oh, Soma? Am I glad to see you! Soma Cruz: Glad? Yoko Belnades: What was that man's name? Hammer? Soma Cruz: Did he try something funny? Yoko Belnades: I often notice him glaring at me. Soma Cruz: (I don't think he's glaring, but...) Yoko Belnades: Since he is a neighbor, I usually give him a smile, but he always looks away. Did I do something to upset him? Soma Cruz: No, you're imagining it. He just looks rough, so it looks like he's glaring. I'll ask him about it the next time I have the chance. Yoko Belnades: You will? Thank you. How may I help you today?
Hammer: Soma? You came at the right time. Soma Cruz: ? Hammer: I just got a new magazine in today, "UMA News." It's about real monsters. I think it's got news about this area, too. It's gotta be good. Soma Cruz: I'll buy it if I feel like it. Hammer: Hey, but watch out. Don't you dare read it in my shop. These things sell info. If you look at it for free, it's the same as stealing. Soma Cruz: I know that. Hammer: Okay, as long as you get that through your head. It's released every so often, so check in to see if a new issue's arrived. Soma Cruz: Okay. Hammer: So, wanna buy it now?
Yoko Belnades: Oh, hello. Can I ask you something? Soma Cruz: What is it? Yoko Belnades: It's about Julius. Do you think he considers me to be just a burden? Soma Cruz: I... I don't think he thinks that. Yoko Belnades: Soma, you saw him. At the drawbridge, he left without a word from me. He also said the monsters inside were tough, so I offered to help. And do you know what? He turned me down as if I were a child!! Soma Cruz: Whoa, calm down. Yoko Belnades: What? Are you on Julius' side, too, Soma? Soma Cruz: No, that's not it. I'm sure that Julius is just worried about you. Yoko Belnades: But I can fight, too. There's no need for him to worry about me! Soma Cruz: Yoko, you just don't understand how a guy thinks. He just cares about you and doesn't want to see you get hurt. That would be ten times worse than getting hurt himself. Yoko Belnades: But... Soma Cruz: You have to try to understand for his sake... If I were in Julius's spot, I think I'd say the same thing. Yoko Belnades: Really? Well, I guess I can see that... But waiting around all the time isn't much fun. When you get home, make sure you treat Mina right. Soma Cruz: Yeah, I know... Yoko Belnades: I'm glad I have someone to confide in. So, how may I help you?
Yoko Belnades: Hi, Soma. Soma Cruz: Do you know anything about a man named Dario? Yoko Belnades: Dario Bossi. He has the ability to create fires. He's been implicated in countless inexplicable fires. He's a wicked criminal who's wanted all around the globe. Soma Cruz: I see. Yoko Belnades: That's all I know. Do you need anything else?
Hammer: Hey, Soma. Soma Cruz: Yeah? Hammer: That old guy. What's his name? You know... Soma Cruz: You mean Julius? Hammer: Yeah, yeah, Julius. He seems to come around to see Yoko a lot. Do you think...? Soma Cruz: Of course he comes around. Yoko is Julius's contact. Hammer: Uh... You're right! I'm letting my mind get the better of me. Man, gotta snap out of it! Anyway, how can I help ya today?
Yoko Belnades: Welcome, Soma. By the way, it appears as if Arikado came, too. Soma Cruz: Yeah, he said he's here to keep an eye on me. Yoko Belnades: I thought he was supposed to be guarding Mina. Soma Cruz: That's what I thought, too. That's why I came here feeling confident. Yoko Belnades: Well, since it is him, I doubt that there would be any problems. But his being here must mean this situation is very serious. Soma Cruz: He lectured me to behave. Yoko Belnades: I don't blame him. I would rather see you go home, too. Soma Cruz: But I... Yoko Belnades: I understand that. But it's not a bad thing to rely on the help of others. Don't try to carry the burden yourself. That's why we're here. Soma Cruz: ... Thank you. Yoko Belnades: So, how may I serve you today?
Soma Cruz: Ungh... Genya Arikado: What's wrong, Soma?
(Soma gets up) Soma Cruz: N-Nothing. I just felt something odd for a moment. Genya Arikado: Hmm... Did anything strange happen in the castle? Soma Cruz: No, nothing... Wait! Come to think of it, when I fought Dmitrii, there was something weird. Genya Arikado: Go on. Soma Cruz: I never finished him off. But he died anyway. And that's when I felt something enter me...like a soul under domination. Genya Arikado: ... We'll have to investigate. Come, we'll meet with Yoko right away and head for the Church. Soma Cruz: Is something happening to me? Genya Arikado: I don't know, but we'll know soon enough.
Julius Belmont: So... Soma has become the dark lord. I have no other choice... The battles of the past are to be waged once again... Genya Arikado: I had assumed that he would have equipped the talisman from Mina... It would have protected him. But alas, I will have to unleash my power...
(Julius and Arikado enters the village's entrance)
Yoko Belnades: Oh, Soma. I've got word from Arikado. Would you like to hear it? Soma Cruz: Of course. Yoko Belnades: Let's see... By equipping the talisman, it should suppress the darkness in your soul. You, of all people, should especially be aware of this. Soma Cruz: I see. Yoko Belnades: That's what Arikado had to report. Anything else today?
Hammer: Soma? When we get out of this, we should throw a party. You bring Mina, okay? Soma Cruz: What? A party? Hammer: Yeah, and you know, you can invite Yoko, too. So you can be with Mina.
(Hammer blushed) Hammer: And I... Soma Cruz: Quit daydreaming and get back to work. Hammer: Yeah, yeah. You have no sense for romance at all... Soma Cruz: ...
Yoko Belnades: Oh, welcome. By the way, how do you think Mina's doing? I bet she's worried. Soma Cruz: I know. Yoko Belnades: With a boyfriend like you, it can't be easy for her.
(Soma suddenly blushed) Soma Cruz: B-Boyfriend? We're not...! Yoko Belnades: No need to be so bashful. You're so easy to tease, you know that? Soma Cruz: ... Yoko Belnades: So, what'll it be today?
Yoko Belnades: Julius! How rude of you to just run off without saying a word to me! Julius Belmont: Sorry, but this is my duty. I belong to the Belmont clan, after all. Yoko Belnades: Well, isn't that rather insulting? We Belnades have fought alongside the Belmonts to defeat Dracula. Julius Belmont: That's true, but... Yoko Belnades: You don't have to bear the grief alone. People support each other. I wish you would at least trust me a little more. Julius Belmont: You're right. I'm sorry. I do have faith in you.
Julius Belmont: Arikado? Or should it be Alucard? Alucard: That doesn't matter. I had to transform to draw out my full power. Julius Belmont: He's grown so powerful that you have to go that far? Alucard: Yes. Failure isn't an option. I need your help.
Julius Belmont: That's why I came. You have my trust.