Summary

Cosmo Canyon

Cave of the Gi

The Warrior

Nibelheim

Cosmo Canyon

Put Barret in the party if you want to date him. Enter Cosmo Canyon.

*** COS_BTM: Cosmo Canyon ***

Red XIII:

I am home! It is I, Nanaki!

Hey, Nanaki! You're safe!

Come on, and say hello to Bugenhagen!

Cloud:

...Nanaki?

Talk to party members

Aeris:

Cosmo...Canyon? I wonder if there's any relation to the planet or the Ancients...

Barret:

I finally made it... So this is...Cosmo Canyon!

Tifa:

Red XIII seems different, doesn't he?

Yuffie:

Hmmm... Any Materia? Any Materia around?

Cait Sith:

Hmmm...So this is Cosmo Canyon.

Talk to the guy at the entrance

Welcome to Cosmo Canyon. Are you familiar with this land?

Yes

You lied. That is something that is not treated lightly here in Cosmo Canyon.

No

Choose this to continue

Let me explain.

People from all over the world gather here to seek the Study of Planet Life.

If Barret is in the party

Barret:

Wooooooooo!

Barret:

I always wanted to come here!

Ummgah! It's full capacity at present, so I'm afraid I can't let you enter.

Red XIII:

They helped me some when I was on the road. Please let them in.

...Oh, is that so? You helped our Nanaki? Please, come in.

Cloud:

Who is Nanaki?

Nanaki is Nanaki. That's his name.

Talk to Red XIII by the stairs

Red XIII:

Here is where I was...I mean, ...this is my hometown.

Red XIII:

My tribe were protectors of those who appreciate this beautiful canyon and the Planet.

Red XIII:

My brave mother fought and died here, but my cowardly father left her...... I am the last of my race.

Cloud:

Cowardly father?

Red XIII:

Yes. My father was a wastrel.

Red XIII:

And so the mission I inherited from my ancestors, is to protect this place. My journey ends here.

Hey! Nanaki--! You're home!

Red XIII:

Coming, Grandpa!

Depending on the third party member

Aeris:

Let's rest for a bit. There are some things I want to find out about anyway.

Barret:

Good timin'. Let's take a breather.

I got stuff I want to find out, too.

Tifa:

That's perfect. Why don't we take a break too? We can meet back here in a while, OK?

Yuffie:

Rest, rest, rest! I wanna rest! There! It's decided!

Cait Sith:

I'm just dead tired. Everyone, how 'bout some rest?

Red XIII:

Leaving already? You should get some rest.

Follow Red XIII inside. Do some shopping here, they have good stuff. More optional dialogue and items are available in Cosmo Canyon.

You can find party members in different rooms. They only show up if they were in the party when you entered Cosmo Canyon.

Door near the bonfire

*** COSIN3: Pub "Starlet" ***

Aeris:

Maybe there are some people here that know about the Promised Land and the Ancients.

Tifa:

Red XIII...... "I wonder what's happened to Red XIII...? He's as excited as a little boy.

Second floor, door in the back

*** COSIN1_1: Elder's Room ***

Barret:

There was this guy who studied 'Planetary Life' here.

He couldn't take things the way they were, so he went to Midgar to form AVALANCHE.

Wanna hear more?

Go on

Barret:

Guess you could say this is where AVALANCHE was born.

I always wanted to come here... And...I finally......made it.

Barret:

A lot...happened...

And then?

Barret:

And then...? I don't know what's going to happen, now that there is no AVALANCHE...

Yeah, whatever...

Choose this if you want to date Barret. Choosing this, going outside, then coming back allows you to repeat the conversation and build up his affection as much as you like.

Not really

Third floor, first door on the right

*** COSMIN2: Materia Shop ***

Yuffie:

Oh man! This place looks like a real drag. And their Materia sucks, too.

Third floor, second door on the right

*** COSMIN3: Cosmo Canyon ***

Cait Sith:

Hmm, this place seems like it has a lot of secrets.

Cait Sith:

So, when's dinner?

Go into Bugenhagen's room, talk to Red XIII

*** BUGIN2: Bugen Research Center ***

Red XIII:

Cloud, this is my grandfather, Bugen.

He is incredible. He knows everything.

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. I hear that you looked after Nanaki a bit.

Bugenhagen:

Nanaki is still a child you see.

Red XIII:

Please stop, grandfather. I'm 48.

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. Nanaki's tribe has incredible longevity.

So you see his 48 years would only be equivalent to say that of a 15 or 16 year old in human reckoning.

Cloud:

15 or 16!?

Bugenhagen:

He's quiet and very deep. You thought he was an adult?

Red XIII:

......grandfather. I want to be an adult.

I want to grow up to be able to protect you and the village.

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. No Nanaki. You can't stand on your own yet.

Bugenhagen:

To do that now would destroy you in the long run.

Bugenhagen:

Reaching up into the heavens, threatening to snatch the very stars from the great city of Midgar. You've seen it, haven't you?

Bugenhagen:

Well, that's a bad example. Looking up too much makes you lose perspective.

Bugenhagen:

When it's time for this planet to die, you'll understand that you know absolutely nothing.

Cloud:

......When the planet dies?

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. It may be tomorrow, or 100 years from now... But it's not long off.

Cloud:

How do you know this?

Bugenhagen:

I hear the cries of the Planet.

Cloud:

What's that?

Bugenhagen:

The sounds of the stars in the heavens. While this goes on, planets are born, and die.

Cloud:

What was that?

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. That was a scream from this planet.

Didn't you hear it? As if to say... I hurt, I suffer......

Red XIII:

They have come here on a journey to save the planet.

Why don't you show them your apparatus?

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. To save the planet? Ho Ho Hoooo!

Bugenhagen:

But, then again, I guess it wouldn't hurt to show him.

Bugenhagen!

Several odd looking people have come.

Bugenhagen:

The whole place has gotten busy all of a sudden.

Red XIII:

He brought friends too. I'll go get them.

Red XIII:

Cloud, please call one of them.

Only three people can fit in grandfather's machine.

Talk to Bugenhagen or try to go into the hologram room

Bugenhagen:

Don't worry. My machine won't run away. You go and invite your friends.

Find any party member to join you, go back to Bugenhagen when ready.

Door near the bonfire

*** COSIN3: Pub "Starlet" ***

Aeris:

Hmm?

Tifa:

Are you going somewhere?

Second floor, door in the back

*** COSIN1_1: Elder's Room ***

Barret:

What?

Third floor, first door on the right

*** COSMIN2: Materia Shop ***

Yuffie:

God. I HATE studying!

Third floor, second door on the right

*** COSMIN3: Cosmo Canyon ***

Cait Sith:

What did they say?

Room behind the inn

*** COSMIN4: Nanaki's Room ***

Red XIII:

Don't worry about me. I've seen it many times.

It's my first time back in a while. Let me rest for a bit...

*** BUGIN2: Bugen Research Center ***

Bugenhagen:

Here, over here. The door's unlocked, come on in.

Go inside, talk to Bugenhagen

*** BUGIN1A: Observatory ***

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. It looks like you have them all together. Then let's begin.

I'll be stand there.

*** BUGIN1C: Observatory ***

Depending on the party member you brought

Aeris:

So pretty...It's just like the real thing!

Tifa:

Wow! It's just like the real thing!

Yuffie:

Woa! Wooooah! Pretty good, surprisin' me!

Barret:

This is really somethin'!

Cait Sith:

Whew! Just like the real thing!

Bugenhagen:

Hmm, yes pretty good. This is my laboratory.

All the workings of space are entered into this 3D Holographic System.

Depending on the party member you brought

Aeris:

Hey! A shooting star!

Tifa:

Look, look! A shooting star!

Yuffie:

Wh, what the? A shooting star?

Barret:

Whoa! Shootin' stars!

Cait Sith:

Woa! There goes a shootin' star!

Depending on the party member you brought

Aeris:

Wow, how wonderful.

Tifa:

Oh! This is amazing!!

Yuffie:

Whew!!

Barret:

This's really somethin'!

Cait Sith:

I'm so overwhelmed!

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. Yes, it is something, isn't it?

Well, let's get to the subject.

Bugenhagen:

Eventually...all humans die. What happens to them after they die?

The body decomposes, and returns to the Planet. That much everyone knows. What about their consciousness, their hearts and their souls?

Bugenhagen:

The soul too returns to the Planet.

And not only those of humans, but everything on this Planet. In fact, all living things in the universe, are the same.

The spirits that return to the Planet, merge with one another and roam the Planet.

They roam, converge, and divide, becoming a swell, called the 'Lifestream'.

Lifestream... In other words, a path of energy of the souls roaming the Planet.

'Spirit Energy' is a word that you should never forget.

A new life...children are blessed with Spirit energy and are brought into the world.

Then, the time comes when they die and once again return to the Planet...

Of course there are exceptions, but this is the way of the world.

I've digressed, but you'll understand better if you watch this.

Spirit energy makes all things possible, trees, birds, and humans.

Not just living things. But Spirit energy makes it possible for Planets to be Planets.

What happens if that Spirit energy were to disappear?

Bugenhagen:

......These are the basics of the Study of Planet Life.

Cloud:

If the Spirit energy is lost, our Planet is destroyed...

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. Spirit energy is efficient BECAUSE it exists within nature.

When Spirit energy is forcefully extracted, and manufactured, it can't accomplish its true purpose.

Cloud:

You're talking about Mako energy, right?

Bugenhagen:

Everyday Mako reactors suck up Spirit energy, diminishing it.

Spirit energy gets compressed in the reactors and processed into Mako energy. All living things are being used up and thrown away.

In other words, Mako energy will only destroy the Planet...

...the end of life as we know it.

*** BUGIN1A: Observatory ***

Bugenhagen:

The story of the planets... and those who lived with them...

You want to know more? Then you must listen to the words of the elders.

Talk to Bugenhagen

Bugenhagen:

Nanaki? His father a coward?

So that's it... Nanaki's been thinking that all this time...

Is it possible to get out of town right now? If so, another battle is available at Fort Condor. New optional dialogue is available in Cosmo Canyon.

Cave of the Gi

Join the party by the bonfire outside

*** COS_BTM2: Cosmo Candle ***

Talk to Red XIII

Red XIII:

......

Talk to Aeris

Aeris:

I learned a lot. The elders taught me many things.

About the Cetra... And the Promised Land...

Aeris:

I'm......alone... I'm all alone now...

Cloud:

But I'm......we're here for you, right?

Aeris:

I know. I know, but... I am the only......Cetra.

Cloud:

Does that mean we can't help?

Talk to Aeris again

Aeris:

......

Talk to Tifa

Tifa:

Cloud...

Bonfires are funny, aren't they?

They make you remember all sorts of things.

Tifa:

You know, Cloud. 5 Years ago...

Tifa:

......It's nothing.

Tifa:

No, forget it. I'm afraid to ask...

Cloud:

What is it...?

Tifa:

It feels like... it feels like you're going far away...

Tifa:

You really, really are...... you...right?

Talk to Barret

Barret:

Cosmo Canyon... This's where AVALANCHE was born...

I promised my guys someday... when we saved the planet from the Shinra, that we'd all go to Cosmo Canyon and celebrate...

Biggs... Wedge... Jessie...

Now they're all gone... died for the planet.

Barret:

...Really? To save the planet?

We all... we all hate the Shinra...

Do I even got a to go on?

Will they...... ...will they ever forgive me?

Barret:

...Right now, I really don't know. But I know one thing.

If there's anything I can do, to save the planet...or the people livin' on it... Then I'm gonna do it!

I don't care if it's for justice or revenge, or whatever. I don't care......let 'em decide for 'emselves.

Barret:

Urrrrrgh! I'm gonna do it!!

Barret:

Again... Again...AVALANCHE's born again!

Talk to other party members

Yuffie:

What a boring place, just like I thought. I wanna go somewhere! Let's go find some Materia!

Cait Sith:

I wonder how many years it's been... Gosh, it brings back memories......

Talk to Red XIII

Red XIII:

...Long ago.

Red XIII:

...When I was still very small. We were all around this flame...

Red XIII:

No, never mind...

Cloud:

What happened?

Red XIII:

It's about my parents.

When I talk about my mother, I am full of pride and joy...

And that's fine. ...But when I remember my father, my heart is full of anger...

Bugenhagen:

...You really can't forgive your father...?

Red XIII:

Of course. He......left mother for dead.

Red XIII:

When the Gi tribe attacked, he ran off by himself, leaving mother and the people of the Canyon!

Bugenhagen:

...Come, Nanaki. There's something you should see.

Red XIII:

...?

Bugenhagen:

The place may be dangerous.

Cloud. Will you and one other person come with us?

Talk to remaining party members to reform party

Aeris:

I wonder what he wants to show Red XIII...?

Barret:

...Where're they going?

Tifa:

Can I go too?

Yuffie:

Does he want to show him THAT? You know, maybe there's some Materia that's been passed on for generations in this Canyon!?

Cait Sith:

Dangerous? Count me out......

Cloud:

...?

Barret Tifa Aeris Cait Sith Yuffie

Follow Bugenhagen to sealed door, talk to him

*** COSIN2: Gate of Naught ***

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo

Are we all set?

Yeah

Choose this to continue

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. Shall we go?

Bugenhagen:

All right. Come in, come in.

Red XIII:

Hey? Aren't you going with us, Grandpa?

Bugenhagen:

What are you crazy? It's dangerous in there. I told you that!

You want an old man like me should go first? I'll be right behind you.

Just a minute

Bugenhagen:

Not ready yet? Tell me when you are ready.

*** COSIN5: Sealed Cave ***

Try to go back out of the cave

Bugenhagen:

What is it, you're going back? I'll be waiting here for you when you're ready.

I can't leave this door open forever.

Bugenhagen:

Good. Then we shall proceed.

Another battle is waiting at Fort Condor. You can learn Death Sentence from Sneaky Step or Gi Spector. Protect party against poison to make the journey easier.

*** GIDUN_1: Cave of the Gi ***

Check inside first hole

Cloud:

This is a strange looking rock...

Break it open

Battle: Gi Spector x2

Leave it alone

Check inside middle hole

Cloud:

Funny looking rock...

Break it open

Battle: Gi Spector x3

Leave it as is

Check inside upper right hole

Cloud:

A strange shaped rock...

Break it open

Battle: Gi Spector x3

Leave it as is

Check upper left hole

Cloud:

An odd shaped rock...

Break it open

Choose this to continue

Leave it as is

Go through cave opening

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo.

Everyone here's a Ghost of the Gi tribe. Killed in a certain battle.

Red XIII:

A certain battle...?

Bugenhagen:

The vengeful spirits of the Gi didn't disappear, and couldn't return to the Lifestream...

We still have far to go. Ho Ho Hoooo.

Bugenhagen:

This cave leads to the back of Cosmo Canyon.

Bugenhagen:

If we had been attacked by the Gi here, we wouldn't have stood a chance.

Red XIII:

......

*** GIDUN_2: Cave of the Gi ***

Don't run on top of black shiny oil spots. If you slip and slam into the wall, everybody loses 500 HP.

Added Effect materia: take lower left path to previous screen

Black M-phone: middle path, go down

Ether: middle path, chest in the middle

Take upper left path to the next screen

Bugenhagen:

As you can see, this cave leads to the back of Cosmo Canyon.

It was unfortunate that the Gi were larger than us. If they attacked through here, we wouldn't have stood a chance.

Red XIII:

.......

Bugenhagen:

Let's move on.

*** GIDUN_4: Cave of the Gi ***

Go through 4th hole

Battle: Stinger

X-Potion: chest on the upper right corner

Go through second hole from the left

Battle: Stinger

Fairy Ring: wrap around lower left path

Continue up path

Battle: Stinger

Turbo Ether: go through left wall, inside chest

Protect party against fire. Go through cave opening on top when ready.

Bugenhagen:

This warrior went through the cave all alone.

Bugenhagen:

Fighting attackers one after another...

Red XIII:

Grandpa...... That warrior...

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo... We're almost there.

The Warrior

*** GIDUN_3: Cave of the Gi ***

Bugenhagen:

What is this......?

Red XIII:

Grandpa, is he...!?

Bugenhagen:

After death... The ghosts of the Gi... Like stagnant air......

This...can't be!!

Gi Nattak is weak to holy and healing magic, but immune to earth, gravity, and water. Soul Fire is weak to wind and holy, but immune to earth, poison, gravity, water, and absorbs fire. Give an X-Potion or Elixir to Gi Nattack to win instantly. Win Wizer Staff.

Battle: Gi Nattak, Soul Fire x2

Bugenhagen:

...Thank you, Cloud. Because of you, we survived.

Nanaki, you have grown strong, too.

Red XIII:

......Oh yeah?

Bugenhagen:

Now I know that it wasn't a mistake bringing you here...

Come, I have something I want to show you. Right over here.

Gravity materia: on the ground

Follow Red XIII

*** SETO1: Cet Wall ***

Red XIII:

This is...

Bugenhagen:

...The warrior who fought against the Gi.

He kept them from taking even one step into Cosmo Canyon.

Bugenhagen:

But he was never able to return to town...

Bugenhagen:

Look, Nanaki. Look at your father, at the warrior, Seto.

Red XIII:

...That... That's ......Seto...?

Bugenhagen:

Seto continued to fight the Gi tribe here. ...To protect this Canyon.

Bugenhagen:

Even after the Gi's poisonous arrows turned his body to stone......

Even after they all ran away... Seto, continued to protect us.

And he continues to protect us, even now.

Red XIII:

Even now...

Bugenhagen:

You thought that he was a coward and ran away. But he, alone risked his life to protect Cosmo Canyon.

That is your father, Seto.

Red XIII:

That......that is Seto? ...!? Did mother know?

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo...She knew. The two of them made me promise to keep this cave shut.

Bugenhagen:

They asked me to seal it myself and not to tell a soul.

They said we should forget about this cave.

Red XIII:

.........

Bugenhagen:

Cloud... Would you mind leaving the two of us alone?

Bugenhagen:

Nanaki. I want you to continue your journey with Cloud and the others.

Red XIII:

Grandpa!?

Bugenhagen:

Listen, Nanaki.

Bugenhagen:

Cloud says they are trying to save the planet.

Honestly, I don't think it can be done.

For even if they stop every reactor on the planet, it's only going to postpone the inevitable.

Even if they stop Sephiroth, everything will perish.

Bugenhagen:

But, Nanaki. I've been thinking lately.

I've been thinking if there was anything WE could do,

as a part of the planet, something to help a planet already in misery...

Bugenhagen:

No matter what happens, isn't it important to try?

Am I just wishing against fate?

Bugenhagen:

I am too old to do anything about it...

This year, I'll be 130. Ho Ho Hoooo.

Bugenhagen:

That is why, Nanaki, you must go with them! For my sake.

Red XIII:

Grandpa...

Bugenhagen:

I wanted to show you your real father before you left...

Bugenhagen:

I'm so glad that you came back while I was still alive to show you.

Red XIII:

Grandpa...don't talk like that. I don't want to think of life... without you......

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. Well, I've had a long life.

Red XIII:

Grandpa! You must live!

Red XIII:

I'll see to it.

I'll see to what's happening to the planet. And I'll come back to tell you.

Bugenhagen:

Nanaki...

Red XIII:

I am Nanaki of Cosmo Canyon! The son of the warrior, Seto!

I'll come back a warrior true to that noble name! So please, Grandpa...

Bugenhagen:

That's...Seto's...... Seto......

Red XIII:

Seto...... Fa...Father...

Get Seraph Comb

*** COS_BTM2: Cosmo Candle ***

Cloud:

Shall we get going?

Aeris:

So this is it, Red XIII...

Barret:

That's just the way it goes. ...You came in handy at times...

Leave the screen, then come back

If you asked the mechanic to fix the buggy

Barret:

They said they finished fixin' the buggy.

Otherwise

Barret:

The buggy's fixed, so we can go now.

Try to leave Cosmo Canyon

*** COS_BTM: Cosmo Canyon ***

Red XIII:

Wait for me! I'm coming too!

Cloud:

Mmm?

Bugenhagen:

Cloud. Please look after Nanaki.

Cloud:

What happened?

Red XIII:

I think I grew up a little. That's what happened!

Talk to Bugenhagen

Bugenhagen:

Ho Ho Hoooo. Come back whenever you need my knowledge.

Yet another battle is available at Fort Condor. Afterwards, head North toward Nibelheim. New optional dialogue is available in Cosmo Canyon.

Nibelheim

*** NIVL_3: Nibelheim ***

If Tifa is in the party

Tifa:

What---!!

Tifa:

This was all supposed to be burnt down, right?

Cloud:

...I thought so.

Tifa:

Then why...? My house is still there too...

Depending on the other party member

Aeris:

...somthing's strange?

Barret:

The hell's goin' on!? This a dream or somethin'?

Red XIII:

I wonder what's going on...

Yuffie:

What the...!?

Cait Sith:

Cloud, maybe you were just dreaming...?

Cid:

Hey, that's different from the one I heard!

If Tifa is not in the party

Depending on the second party member

Aeris:

This is Nibelheim, right? But the town's all here.

Barret:

You said the whole town burnt down, right?

Red XIII:

This is Nibelheim? I heard it burnt down.

Yuffie:

I heard from someone that this town was gone!

Cait Sith:

The whole town was destroyed by Sephiroth. At least that's what I heard...

Cid:

Didn't you say that your hometown burned down?

Cloud:

...Yeah.

Depending on the third party member

Aeris:

Hey, what's going on?

Barret:

You trin' to fool us!?

Red XIII:

Cloud... Did you lie to us?

Yuffie:

What happened?

Cait Sith:

Cloud, did you make up your story just to get our support?

Cid:

Yo, Cloud. It's not nice to lie.

Cloud:

I'm not lying!

Cloud:

I remember...the intense heat of the flames...

Go to Shinra mansion's basement, to the hallway with bookshelves

*** SININB42: Mansion, Basement ***

Cloud:

Sephiroth!

Sephiroth:

Being here brings back memories.

Sephiroth:

Are you going to participate in the Reunion?

Cloud:

I don't even know what a Reunion is!

Sephiroth:

Jenova will be at the Reunion. Jenova will join the Reunion becoming a calamity from the skies.

Cloud:

Jenova, a calamity from the skies? You mean she wasn't an Ancient!?

Sephiroth:

...I see. I don't think you have the right to participate.

I will go North past Mt. Nibel. If you wish to find out...then follow...

Cloud:

...Reunion? Calamity from the skies?

Destruct materia: on the ground

New optional dialogue and items are available in Nibelheim. You can learn ???? from Jersey in the Shinra Mansion, and recruit Vincent. Go to Mt. Nibel when ready. There is no dialogue on Mt. Nibel, just follow the path. You can steal Gold Armlet and learn Flame Thrower from Dragon on the mountain.

*** MTNVL2: Mt. Nibel ***

Rune Blade: chest on top of first spike

Plus Barrette: chest on top of second spike

On the screen with lots of pipes, slide down the one marked #4

*** NVDUN1: Mt. Nibel ***

All materia: inside chest

Go through the unguarded path on the bottom, jump into cave below

*** NVDUN2: Mt. Nibel Cave ***

Elixir: take hidden path in left wall to reach chest

Take upper exit

*** NVDUN3: Mt. Nibel Cave ***

Elemental materia: near Mako fountain

Go up another screen

*** NVDUN4: Mt. Nibel Cave ***

Sniper CR: chest on top left corner

Get out of the cave through the lower right exit, continue past the reactor back to the screen with pipes

*** NVDUN1: Mt. Nibel ***

Powersoul: slide down pipe #2

Protect party against lightning. Equip Enemy Skill materia so that you can learn Trine from the boss. Boss is immune to gravity and absorbs fire. Win Jem Ring.

Battle: Materia Keeper

Counter materia: left behind by boss

Continue to Rocket Town