Summary

Fort Condor

Minigame

Strategy

Fort Condor

Tower southwest of Mythril mine exit

*** CONDOR1: Base of Fort Condor ***

Approach guy

We've been fighting the Shinra for a long time at this battlefield.

Even now, we're still settled in for a long war with them.

If you aren't in a hurry, would you help us fight them?

If you haven't reached Costa del Sol yet

Listen, we don't want to push you but, if you're in the middle of something, why don't you finish that first?

Where is Junon?

Let's see......Head north along the coast, and keep going for a ways and you'll run into Junon.

You gotta be careful 'cause it sits in the shadows of a small hill.

We'll help you

After you've reached Costa del Sol, if Cloud or Cid is the party leader

Listen I don't want to push but, If you've got something else to do, why don't you finish that first?

Like to help but...

All right then...... Take care of yourselves...

I guess we'll help you

If Tifa is the party leader

Listen I don't want to push but, If you've got something else to do, why don't you finish that first?

I'm sorry...really

All right then...... Take care of yourselves...

All right, we'll help

If you agreed to help them

Really!? Then go on up and they'll fill you in on the details.

Go into the fort

*** CONVIL_1: Fort Condor ***

Talk to the old man at the table

Hmmn, now this is something, I never thought anyone would ever climb up here.

If Cloud is the party leader

......Your eyes are different. Well, anyhow. Any minute now, this will be a battlefield against Shinra.

You'd better get down before you get involved.

If Cloud is not the party leader

Any minute now, this will be a battlefield against Shinra. You'd better get down before you get involved.

Depending on party members

Tifa:

You mean Shinra?

Cid:

A battlefield, we can't overlook that.

Barret:

Shinra? The hell those jackasses doing here?

Aeris:

What do you mean, "a battlefield"?

Before fighting Gi Nattak at Cosmo Canyon

Red XIII:

The Shinra......

After fighting Gi Nattak

Red XIII:

Shinra again.

Yuffie:

The Shinra? Here too?

Cait Sith:

......

Vincent:

What do you mean by that?

It appears you have a problem with Shinra, too. After all, you climbed up here.

Why not listen to what I have to say for a moment?

If Cloud is the party leader

Cloud:

......

I guess so

Choose this if you want to date Aeris/Tifa/Barret

Not interested

Choose this if you want to date Yuffie

Depending on party members

Barret:

The hell you talkin' about!? They're all fightin' the Shinra too! You gonna ignore that!?

Tifa:

Cloud, let's listen to what they have to say.

Aeris:

After all, we came all this way, Cloud

Yuffie:

Is this about the jewels?

Cait Sith:

I know, I know, Cloud. But let's listen for a bit.

Vincent:

There's no harm in listening to them.

Cid:

Man, she sure's cold.

If Tifa is the party leader

Tifa:

Oh, by all means.

If Cid is the party leader

Cid:

All right, talk on!

Do you know what's at the top of this mountain?

Depending on party members

Barret:

Huh? Something's up there?

If both Barret and Tifa are in the party

Tifa:

Come on, let's get it together.

If both Barret and Yuffie are in the party

Yuffie:

Look close, old man.

Aeris:

A huge bird.

Cait Sith:

Yeah, come to think of it there was something.

If Cloud is the party leader

Cloud:

The reactor and the condor.

If Tifa is the party leader

If Red XIII is in the party

Before fighting Gi Nattak at Cosmo Canyon

Red XIII:

That's the reactor and the condor.

After fighting Gi Nattak

Red XIII:

That's the reactor. And the condor.

If Red XIII is not in the party, but Vincent is

Vincent:

Come to think of it, there was a reactor. But I've never seen anything shaped like it......

If neither Red XIII nor Vincent is in the party

Tifa:

That's the reactor and the condor.

If Cid is the party leader

Cid:

No matter how you look at it, that's a reactor. And on top of it, is that the Condor?

If Aeris is in the party

That's right, on that mountain is a condor and a reactor

If Aeris is not in the party

I can see you're very perceptive. Yes, it's a reactor and a condor.

Before Cid becomes party leader

It seems the Shinra doesn't like the idea of having a condor on top of the reactor.

Depending on party members

Barret:

Damn, that's one big bird! But why are they trying to get rid of it with weapons?

Tifa:

What's so wrong with having a condor on top of the reactor?

Aeris:

Why?

Before fighting Gi Nattak at Cosmo Canyon

Red XIII:

It's not very logical.

After fighting Gi Nattak

Red XIII:

The logic eludes me.

Yuffie:

I'm certain there must be state-of-the-art materia inside the reactor. Am I right?

Vincent:

......That's too much.

Cid:

Huh? I don't get it.

Cait Sith:

Huh?......

It seems there's some type of special materia in the reactor above us.

And because the condors came, the Shinra rushed troops here.

The military wants to get the condor and all the villagers off this mountain.

The condors are now warming their eggs, which hatch only once every few years.

We would like to protect the condors from being harmed.

Depending on party members

Cloud:

New lives......

Barret:

I'll do it! I'll protect them from Shinra!

Tifa:

Condors' eggs A real work of nature.

We've got to protect the life of the planet.

Aeris:

We must protect the condor eggs, right?

Before fighting Gi Nattak at Cosmo Canyon

Red XIII:

So, to protect the eggs, are you gonna protect the reactor?......

After fighting Gi Nattak

Red XIII:

We're going to protect the reactor in order to save the eggs.

Yuffie:

Special materia, huh? Well, well, things are getting interesting.

Cait Sith:

I'm gonna leave it up to you all.

Vincent:

......and come out in one piece?

Cid:

You guys, what are ya gonna do?

After Cid becomes party leader

Looks like there's a special materia up in the Mako reactor.

Then came the condor, so Shinra dispatched the troops to get rid of it.

Their plan is to get rid of the condor and the people on this mountain and to get the materia from the Mako Reactor.

Unfortunately, we don't have the ability to fight Shinra ourselves.

That's why we have hired soldiers to help us.

As our sponsor you can help us with a contribution or by fighting along side of us...

What do you think? You want to join us in our fight?

If Cloud is the party leader

Cloud:

......

Depending on party members

Barret:

What's there to think about? We gotta do it!

Tifa:

Cloud......

Aeris:

Cloud, why are you still worrying about it?

Before fighting Gi Nattak at Cosmo Canyon

Red XIII:

You decide what we're going to do.

After fighting Gi Nattak

Red XIII:

What are we going to do?

Yuffie:

If things go right, we might even be able to pray to that special materia.

Cait Sith:

I'll leave it up to you so please do as you see fit.

Vincent:

It's difficult to get back what you've lost......

Cid:

Don't be so wishy-washy. Hurry and make up your mind.

Cloud:

......

All right

Choose this if you want to date Aeris/Tifa/Barret

Depending on party members

Tifa:

Cloud, thanks.

Barret:

Hey! We'll come to the rescue.

Aeris:

Yes, yes. Let's do our best.

Before fighting Gi Nattak at Cosmo Canyon

Red XIII:

I got it. Let me lend a hand, too.

After fighting Gi Nattak

Red XIII:

Got it. I'm gonna lend a hand, too.

Yuffie:

Okay, it's settled. We're gonna get the materia, right?

Cait Sith:

Well then, let's do our best.

Vincent:

That's the right decision.

Cid:

If you've made up your mind, let's just do it.

Not interested

Choose this if you want to date Yuffie. You'll need to talk to the old man again and accept to continue with this side quest.

Depending on party members

Barret:

What are you thinking!? And you call yourself a human!?

Tifa:

Well......

Aeris:

What a jerk. I'm disappointed in you.

Yuffie:

We may have lost the materia.

Vincent:

Now don't regret what's already past.

Cid:

If you've made up your mind, let's just do it.

I see...... Come back if you should change your mind.

Talk to the old man again. I'm not sure what happens if you refuse with Cloud then come back when somebody else is the party leader. The game doesn't have script for Tifa or Cid here, so it might use Cloud's line or crash.

Have you by chance changed your mind?

Cloud:

......

Well, let's do it

Whew, we'll be saved.

Ask my son, who's standing guard at the shed, about the details of our military tactics. We're depending on you.

My position hasn't changed

If Cloud is not the party leader, depending on party members

Tifa:

Everyone, listen to what I have to say.

I can't possibly leave these people like this.

Let's do whatever we can to help them. All right?

Cid:

If you go that far, what can I say. Well, we'll be able to do something if you leave it up to us.

Barret:

Hey! We'll come to the rescue.

Aeris:

Yes, yes. Let's do our best.

Before fighting Gi Nattak at Cosmo Canyon

Red XIII:

I got it. Let me lend a hand, too.

After fighting Gi Nattak

Red XIII:

Got it. I'm gonna lend a hand, too.

Yuffie:

Okay, it's settled. We're gonna get the materia, right?

Cait Sith:

Well then, let's do our best.

Vincent:

That's the right decision.

After agreeing to help them, talk to the old man again

Before Cid becomes party leader

First time

Yes, yes, I've also told the store owners about you, so they should sell you various items.

And feel free to use our beds.

If you haven't finished the first battle, or if he hasn't said this line yet

Ask my son, who's standing guard at the shed, about anything related to our military tactics.

Otherwise

Oh, it's you guys? How are things going?

If you've lost battles

Up to now, you've lost [number] times. If you lose too many times, you won't be able to come back.

After Cid becomes party leader

If you agreed to help them before Cid became leader

You've come at a good time. Shinra's changing its strategy now.

It seems that Shinra will destroy the reactor and then take out the materia that's inside.

Depending on party members

Cloud:

I see. I guess that means this area, too.

Well, we can't afford to lose any more.

Barret:

Man, we're walking on dangerous ground. We can't lose now!

Tifa:

Now is the time to dig in.

Aeris:

We can't afford to be beaten!

Red XIII:

We can't afford to be beaten!

Yuffie:

If we lose here, all the materia we gathered will be for nothing.

Cait Sith:

You're right. If we lose here, we'll be in great danger.

Vincent:

We must protect this area.

Cid:

Damn! I guess we have to protect this area, too.

If you've just agreed to help after Cid became leader

I'm begging you. Please prevent the reactor from being destroyed and the condors from being killed.

Check item shop

Before agreeing to help them

Sorry, but I can't sell you anything now.

After agreeing to help them

You hang in there!

Check materia shop

Before agreeing to help them

Hello. I'm sorry but we're not selling anything now.

We're using everything we have for ourselves.

After agreeing to help them

Hello. Do your best. We will, too.

Walk toward beds

Depending on party members

Tifa:

Say, let's take a rest. Okay?

Aeris:

Let's rest. Okay?

Yuffie:

Come on... break time, break time!

Barret:

Ey, let's get some rest.

Before fighting Gi Nattak at Cosmo Canyon

Red XIII:

We should get some rest while we can.

After fighting Gi Nattak

Red XIII:

Let's take a rest when we can afford to.

Cid:

Come on; let's get some shut-eye.

Vincent:

It's probably best to get some rest now.

Cait Sith:

Now, shall we get some rest?

Depending on the party leader

Cloud:

......

We'll get some rest

Let's move on

Tifa:

Yeah...

Let's get some rest

Maybe next time

Cid:

Yo!

Hurry up and take a break

Now, not right now

Minigame

Talk to the guy on the upper floor

*** CONVIL_2: Watch Room ***

If you haven't talked to the old man below

Do you guys want to see it, too?

Depending on the party leader

Cloud:

See what?

Tifa:

What?

Cid:

What is it?

The condors. They're huge. Come on, have a look.

What do ya think? Awesome, huh?

If you've talked to the old man below, but haven't agreed to help them

So, will you help us? I don't want them to get killed.

They're gigantic birds and so striking. We simply can't let them be killed by man's selfishness?

Of course not. There's no way, especially at the hands of Shinra.

If you're going to go look at them, get on top of that chair over there.

If you've agreed to help them

If he hasn't explained the minigame yet

This takes you to the conversation in the Strategy section

If a long time has passed since you fought the last battle here

This number is calculated using the game progress variable, and does not reflect the number of battles that you could have fought during this time. The waves that they fought on their own may count as a win or a loss depending on whether they had the funds to hire soldiers. Letting them win this way can prevent you from getting some prizes even if you win the minigame later.

How goes it? The Shinra troops have attacked [number] times since you were here.

You're just a little too late... They attacked when you weren't here.

So we're getting a little short on funds.

We have [number] gil right now.

If there is no battle to fight

How are things going? Seems like there's no activity at Shinra.

This takes you to the conversation in the Strategy section

If there is a battle available

If this is not the final Huge Materia battle

If this is your first battle

Hey, this one climbing up here looks like they'd be just right. Please, any help is appreciated...

If this is your first battle, or you told them to wait

Preparations ready?

Otherwise

Perfect timing! They're just around the corner. Get ready.

Wait

Okay, ready

Contribute gil

This takes you to 'About funding' in the Strategy section

Let them handle it

If they have 3000 gil or more

Letting them handle it counts as a win, except you don't get an item as reward. Doing this can prevent you from getting some prizes even if you win the minigame later.

I see, very well then. Maybe, we'll fight together again sometime.

If they have less than 3000 gil

Sorry. We only have [number] gil. We have to beg for your help.

Hear more

This takes you to the conversation in the Strategy section

If this is the final Huge Materia battle

If you've fought battles here before

The situation has changed. Looks like the enemy is set to attack. If we lose here, it's over.

Our lives are in your hands. We're counting on you.

Ready?

Wait

Okay, ready

Hear more

This takes you to the conversation in the Strategy section

If you said you are ready

If you have less than 4000 gil

Hey we're a little short on money... So could you at least make it [number] gil?

You have to come back with at least 4000 gil, talk to him again to fight the battle

If you have 4000 gil or more

For the first battle

You have 10 enemies. There appear to be many Beasts, so you may want to deploy more Attackers.

If Shinra has failed to capture the fort 1 to 2 times

The Barbarians are mixed during this attack.

There are more than 20. Set up for a balanced-attack or we'll be in trouble.

If Shinra has failed to capture the fort 3 to 5 times

A strong unit's on their way. Looks like around 30.

They'll probably climb up here using various routes. Better be careful or we'll be in trouble.

And make sure to deploy Fire Catapults.

If Shinra has failed to capture the fort 6 to 8 times

You're probably used to it now, but don't let your guard down.

Deploy Tristoners.

If Shinra has failed to capture the fort 9 to 11 times

Looks like the enemy numbers 40. Don't let your guard down.

If Shinra has failed to capture the fort 12 times or more

I think you don't need my advice. The rest is up to you.

For the final Huge Materia battle

This is the deciding battle. The enemy numbers more than ever before.

If they still have money you've contributed before

Let's give them all the gil we have.

Get gil

Received "40,000 gil"!

A easy way to win is to buy only one soldier in the beginning, start the game, then quickly set more soldiers as low as possible to eliminate the enemy as soon as they come out of the bottom entry routes. You win as soon as there are no enemy soldiers left on the field.

Fort Condor minigame

win lost

scenario = [number] number of defeats = [number]

Script for the final Huge Materia battle is not included here. See the game script for scenes after completing the minigame.

If you win the minigame

Whew, that was good. But Shinra's troops will be back.

Be sure and scout the area well... we don't know when they'll attack again.

We have [number] allies left, so here's [number] gil.

We have 20 allies left, so we'll return 4000 gil to you.

Oh, yeah. I found this just now on the battlefield. Maybe it'll come in handy for you guys.

If this is the first time you win the minigame

Get Magic Comb

If you got the Magic Comb already, and Shinra has failed to capture the fort 1 to 2 times before

Get Peace Ring

If you got the Peace Ring already, and Shinra has failed to capture the fort 3 to 5 times before

Get Megalixir

If you got the Peace Ring already, and Shinra has failed to capture the fort a different number of times before

Get 3 Ether (it says three Tincture)

If you got the Megalixir already, and Shinra has failed to capture the fort 3 to 5 times before

Get 5 Hi-Potion (it says five Potion)

If you got the Megalixir already, and Shinra has failed to capture the fort 6 to 8 times before

Get Super Ball

If you got the Super Ball already, and Shinra has failed to capture the fort 6 to 8 times before

Get 3 Turbo Ether

If you got the Super Ball already, and Shinra has failed to capture the fort 9 to 11 times before

Get 5 X-Potion (it says three Elixir)

Received five "X-potion"!

If you got the Super Ball already, and Shinra has failed to capture the fort 12 times or more before

Get 3 Elixir

If you lose the minigame

My God! They're attacking! We're counting on you.

Battle: CMD. Grand Horn

If you win the battle

This counts as a win, except you don't get an item as reward. Doing this can prevent you from getting some prizes even if you win the minigame later.

We made it through that one somehow. But Shinra'll be back.

Be sure and scout the area well... we don't know when they'll attack again.

If you lose the battle

Are you all right? Looks like a few got through.

Hang in there, if we lose [number] more times, we're in deep trouble.

Strategy

*** CONVIL_2: Watch Room ***

If you agreed to help them before Cid became leader

Thanks for accepting.

Let me explain our strategy.

The enemy will climb the mountain looking for the reactor. We will leave a trap for them and hire soldiers to protect the area.

Well, that's all, but...... This village doesn't have any money. Even if we wanted to fight, our hands are tied 'cause we're broke.

If we hired one soldier, we would need 400 gil. So, if we hire 20 soldiers, we must have 8000 gil.

So if you folks have the time, we would like you to use your own money to hire these soldiers, buy the trap, set it up and command the troops.

If you're pressed for time we'd like you to help us with the money.

If you can give us the money, we can then hire soldiers with the funds and block Shinra's attack.

We know that what we're asking is selfish.

We have sent our wives and children to another village. We are resigned to our fate.

Let's get back to square one. If the enemy penetrates our shed, you'll have to fight them immediately.

Well, just because you lost once, it's not the end of the world, but if you lose repeatedly, it could be dangerous.

If you agreed to help them when Cid is leader

So shall I let you in on our strategy?

The enemy is targeting this mountain's reactor and will be climbing to reach it.

We must set a trap and hire soldiers to protect the place.

Well, this is all we have...... this village doesn't have any money. Even if we wanted to fight, our hands are tied 'cause we're broke.

To hire one soldier, we need 400 gil. So, if we hire 20 soldiers, we must have 8000 gil.

That is, we would like you to use your own money to hire these soldiers, buy the trap, set it up and give the commands.

We know that we're asking is selfish. We sent our wives and kids to another village. We are resigned to our fate.

Let's get back to square one. If the enemy penetrates this shed, you'll have to fight them off immediately.

I know it's a one shot deal, but I'm asking for your help.

Now then, is there anything you wish to ask?

Conditions for victory

You can win by wiping out the enemy or killing the enemy commander in charge.

If the enemy reaches the shed, they'll attack, and you'll have no choice but to go into battle immediately.

If you agreed to help them before Cid becomes party leader

In the event that you lose during direct contact, even if the enemy gets to the reactor, there's still a chance to save things.

But it's only a slight chance, and we have no idea how much the reactor can endure in an attack.

When we can't stand up to the attack any longer, the Shinra will take both the condors and our lives, as well as all the materia within the reactor.

If you only agreed to help after Cid becomes party leader

If you lose, both the condors' lives as well as our own will go up in smoke.

The enemy

There are four types of enemies.

Wyverns

Wyverns are flying types that can move at high speed. Stoner and Tristoner aren't effective against them.

Beasts

Beasts are monster types that do not move quickly, but have explosive attacking power.

Barbarians

Barbarians are human types. They attack indirectly, so you've got to be on your toes.

Commanders

Commanders are the enemy commanders. They're the ones we want to subdue, but they're formidable foes.

Anything else?

Soldiers, which can be hired

Your mobile allies are: Fighters, Attackers, Defenders, Shooters, Repairers and Workers.

Your immobile allies are: Stoner, Tristoner, Catapult, and Fire Catapult.

Which do you want to hear about?

Mobile types

Which do you want to hear about?

Fighters

Fighters are good at defending and attacking, but aren't especially effective or deficient for any enemy.

Attackers

Attackers move extremely fast and are best for expanding the front line.

They work good against enemy Beasts, but not enemy Barbarians.

Defenders

Defenders have high endurance, but move slowly. They're best suited for defense.

Defenders work best against enemy Barbarians, but not enemy Wyverns.

Shooters

Shooters attack indirectly, but has low endurance. Shooters work best against enemy Wyverns, but not enemy Beasts.

Repairers

Repairers repair allied aircraft, but have little attacking power.

Workers

Workers set torpedoes. Torpedoes have strong attacking power, but Workers don't.

Torpedoes explode when touched by the enemy. The explosions will damage everything in the immediate area.

Anything else

Immobile types

Which do you want to hear about?

Stoners

Stoners can fire a single boulder, causing extensive damage to every enemy it hits.

Tristoners

Tristoners can fire three boulders simultaneously, causing extensive damage to every enemy it hits.

If Shinra has not yet failed to capture the fort 6 times, and this is not the final Huge Materia battle

We can't use the Tristoner or Fire Catapult, because they are still being developed.

If Shinra has failed to capture the fort 6 to 8 times, and this is not the final Huge Materia battle

The Fire Catapult is ready now, so we can set it up.

We can't use the Tristoner, because it is still being developed.

Catapults

Catapults shoot rocks a great distance. causing extensive damage to every enemy it hits.

Fire Catapult

Fire Catapults fire bombs a great distance. causing extensive damage to every enemy it hits.

If Shinra has not yet failed to capture the fort 6 times, and this is not the final Huge Materia battle

We can't use the Tristoner or Fire Catapult, because they are still being developed.

If Shinra has failed to capture the fort 6 to 8 times, and this is not the final Huge Materia battle

The Fire Catapult is ready now, so we can set it up.

We can't use the Tristoner, because it is still being developed.

Anything else

Anything else

About funding

We have [number] gil right now.

If they have less than 30000 gil

We need 3000 gil for each battle.

How much can you help?

500 gil

1000 gil

2000 gil

3000 gil

5000 gil

We can't help right now

If you choose to contribute, and you have enough money

Thanks. This makes [number] gil.

If you choose to contribute, but you don't have enough

We are very grateful, but you don't have enough money.

If they have 30000 gil or more

That's enough money for now. If we run out, we'll ask you for more.

Other issues

First off, we must prepare the troops.

Move the cursor wherever the x mark does not appear, then press the [O] button to set-up.

After all positions are in place, select by pressing the [X] button. This starts the battle.

Soldiers can only be arranged near the shed, in the beginning.

That's because if the soldiers are too far away, they won't be able to follow instructions.

You can only put soldiers on the horizontal line at the very bottom.

You must pay for every weapon you set up. Even if you decide to move it later, you can only get back half of the gil you spent.

Soldiers can be instructed by pushing the select button. So if any commands are unclear, push it.

Soldiers can report by pushing the [O] button......

The cursor will move to the soldier who made the report.

Press the [X] button and you'll hear the report without moving.

And you can bet Shinra will send platoons at you on a regular basis.

It would be great if you could spare the time to help us...

But if you really don't have time, would you contribute some financial assistance.

Enough