The Shadow Lord/Plot Details
The Shadow Lord San d'Orian Gate Guard: Why, if it isn't <Player's Name>! This is no time for loafing around, friend! Prince Trion is looking for you.
San d'Orian Gate Guard: For this next mission, he's requested you personally. You should be honored!
Accept the mission?
- Say Yes.
San d'Orian Gate Guard: As for the details of the mission, I've no idea what he wants, but he was in a hurry.
You'd best be off to Chateau d'Oraguille!
The Shadow Lord - Chateau d'Oraguille - Dialogue Halver: Ah, Angelius, is it not? Prince Trion was looking for you.
Halver: The prince seems...troubled that a decision has not been made on what action to take. Take care not to further ruffle any royal feathers.
Halver: Prince Trion went to his chambers a short while ago and has yet to return. You should go speak with him there.
The Shadow Lord (pt.1) - Chateau d'Oraguille Trion: How long do these fools wish to sit here discussing our deaths? We've no time for talk, not anymore.
Trion: We must move to stop the return of the Shadow Lord, or war will come upon Vana'diel once again.
Trion: Player name, this is an order! Hurry as quickly as you can to Castle Zvahl in the far north, and put an end to this evil scheme of the beastmen!
Trion: I will accept all responsibility for this mission. Now, go, brave warrior! For the future of Vana'diel!
The Rank 5 Mission (pt.1) - Throne Room Zeid: Could this be...
Zeid: Yes, it is the tomb of the Shadow Lord!
Shadow Lord: Ah, the dark knight...
It's been twenty years since we last met, Zeid.
Zeid: No! How is this possible? I defeated you!
Shadow Lord: I cannot die. Not until I have eradicated you and your kind from this world.
Zeid: So it is true... I suspected as much since we last met. you are a Galka!
Shadow Lord: Thirty years ago, I was in a group that came to this cursed land, seeking to uncover the secrets of a lost civilization.
Shadow Lord: And it is here that I fell, betrayed by one I trusted with my life.
Shadow Lord: My fried Ulrich could not abide the fact that I was the best swordsman of the Mythril Musketeers. That I was advocating peace with the beastmen at the time was not to his liking, either.
Shadow Lord: Cornelia died protecting me...
Shadow Lord: But I came back. Not even death could keep me from exacting revenge on those who wronged me.
Shadow Lord: A power hidden deep beneath the earth gave me a new form and granted me control over the nether beasts.
Shadow Lord: It was then that I became aware--that I was made aware--of the dark anger smoldering deep within my soul.
Shadow Lord: I realized it was not revenge that drove me, but the old, undying anger of our race: the wrath of the Galka!
Shadow Lord: Others cannot fathom the depth of our rage.
But I cast myself willingly into its flames, and broke the chains of mortality!
Shadow Lord: Your kind awoke the fury within me, and I was reborn into rage incarnate--as the Shadow Lord!
Shadow Lord: I swore to myself then to purge this world of your kind, and I will not rest until I crush every last one of you!
Shadow Lord: I underestimated you twenty years ago, but I will not make that mistake again!
Zeid: What!? No!
Shadow Lord: Stand there and watch, Zeid. Search within for the dark rage, the flame that burns in the souls of all Galka!
Shadow Lord: Now...I will cleanse this world of your filth, unless I am first consumed by fury!
Shadow Lord: Come, it is the hour of reckoning! Death itself failed to stay my wrath. Let us see if you can do any better!
The Rank 5 Mission (pt.2) - Throne Room No script applicable The Rank 5 Mission (pt.3) - Throne Room Shadow Lord: No...it is not over yet! I told you, even death cannot stop my revenge!
Shadow Lord: I will not fall! I will keep coming back, until the fires of wrath consume me!
Zeid: Raogrimm, stop! Listen to me, it is over!
Shadow Lord: "Rao...grimm"?
Shadow Lord: No, that is not my name! I am... I am the Shadow Lord!
Zeid: You are no such thing! Search your memories for your true self! You are Raogrimm, the Galka's greatest swordsman!
Shadow Lord: I...
Shadow Lord: I am...Rao...Raogrimm!? Aaargh!
Zeid: Do you remember?
Raogrimm: Yes... I do now.
Zeid: Raogrimm, it is good to have you back. How has all this come to be?
Raogrimm: As you know, I was the Talekeeper of the Galka--the keeper of our race's memories. But there was so much pain, so much anger...
Raogrimm: I let myself become trapped in a dark abyss of swirling rage and madness...
Raogrimm: People are capable of kindness beyond angels, yet we also commit sins that would put a demon to shame...
Raogrimm: We all stand precariously on the edge between darkness and light... And when we fall, we are greeted by only madness and chaos.
Raogrimm: And so I have fallen...
Raogrimm: There is no salvation for me. The Raogrimm who you once knew is gone, forever.
Raogrimm: I expect no forgiveness for what I have done, but...
Lion: Come on! This way, hurry!
Raogrimm: My true self died thirty years ago... All that remains is an empty shell...
Raogrimm: Cornelia... Finally, we may meet again...
And so the Shadow Lord was defeated,
thanks to Player name's selfless courage and sacrifice.
Through the clouds shines a symbol of
newfound hope for the peoples of Vana'diel.
But none should forget that wherever there
is light, there is always shadow.
The legend goes on to say...
From the darkest depths of the earth
the Warriors of the Crystal rose...
Zeid: I, too, feel that our paths may cross again. Until then, I wish you farewell.
The Shadow Lord (pt.2) - Chateau d'Oraguille Destin: Trion has spoken to me about you. At long last we meet, Player name. I commend you for putting an end to the Shadow Lord.
Trion: You have fulfilled my expectations. No, you surpassed them! For that we thank you. May you continue to serve the motherland.
Pieuje: Yes... Thanks to you, the Shadow Lord's return was snipped in the bud. We are all in your debt, especially in light of my elder brother’s antics.
Trion: Hmph. Ever the complainer, I see.
Trion: Father, let us not dwell on the petty details! The Shadow Lord is dead, and our greatest threat is no more. We must return our attention to San d’Oria herself.
Destin: Of course, our nation has fallen ill. Our long struggle with the beastmen has prevented any recovery from the war.
Destin: Much like the reign of King Ranperre.
Pieuje: Ah, the Dragon King, Ranperre?
Destin: Yes, our great ancestor. But that king pulled our kingdom from the brink, and brought San d'Oria again to greatness.
Claidie: A truly legendary feat.
Trion: You speak of the Treasure of the Dragon King?
Destin: Yes. The legends speak of King Ranperre and how he used the Treasure to save his nation.
Pieuje: And where may we find...this Treasure?
Destin: Hmph. If only we knew! This is all but legend, but apparently the king sealed it away somewhere. I cannot fathom why.
Destin: Many were sent looking for it, but none succeeded. Perhaps now is the time we must find it and break the barrier that protects it.
Destin: Player name, should you uncover any news of Ranperre's Treasure, report to us at once.
Trion: Father, I urge you to send expeditions to every corner of Vana'diel!
Destin: Now just a moment, Trion. Why should we wander in darkness when the papsque may still illuminate us?
Claidie: The papsque, Your Majesty?
Destin: Yes. I have faith that soon he will find some clue for us.
Destin: My own life is waning. I must solve this mystery while I still breathe!
Destin: When that time comes, Player name, your assistance will be needed by us all. Do not let us down!
Claidie: Player name, I, Claidie, thank you for your acts of courage on behalf of the motherland.
Claidie: When we first met, you were but a fledgling adventurer, and now you are a paragon of virtue.
Claidie: May you continue to strive for the greatness of our nation. Our prayers are with you!
Destin: That is all for today. Go and rest, for soon enough we may call upon you again.
The Shadow Lord - Chateau d'Oraguille - Dialogue Rahal: Commendable work. With our mortal enemy vanquished, we must now restore glory to San d'Oria. Your cooperation is expected!
Milchupain: The battle took its toll on us knights.
I am relieved there won't be any more expeditions in the near future...but don't tell Sir Rahal I said that.
Aramaviont: The defeat of the Shadow Lord should improve the situation in the Northlands and improve our odds in the war with the Orcs.
Curilla: It seems we avoided the worst, but my heart quickens. I hope it is naught but my imagination.