Summary

Five Years Ago

Hometown

Mt. Nibel

Discovery

Madness

Five Years Ago

*** ELM: Kalm ***

Depending on the third party member

Barret:

This is Kalm.

Tifa:

So this is Kalm?

Aeris:

We've reached Kalm.

Red XIII:

......looks like we've reached Kalm.

Depending on the second party member

Barret:

Yo, I'll be waitin' at the inn... Hurry up and get your butt over there!

Tifa:

Everyone's waiting at the inn. Let's go Cloud.

Aeris:

I wonder if everyone's there already. Let's hurry over to the inn!

Red XIII:

We're supposed to meet at the inn. ......Shall we go?

Depending on the third party member

Barret:

Get over here!

Tifa:

Let's go Cloud.

Aeris:

Well then, I'll go on ahead.

Red XIII:

Let's go Cloud.

Try to leave town

Cloud:

Barret and the others are waiting for us at the inn.

More optional dialogue and items are available in Kalm. Go to the second floor of the inn when ready.

*** ELMINN_2: Inn: 2f ***

Aeris:

Cloud, you're late!

Walk toward party

Barret:

Yo man, you're late!

Cloud:

Sorry to keep you waiting.

Aeris:

Guess everyone's here now.

Barret:

So let's hear your story......

You know, the one about Sephiroth and the crisis facing the planet.

Let's hear it all.

Cloud:

......I used to want to be like Sephiroth, so I joined SOLDIER.

After working with Sephiroth on several missions, we became friends.

Barret:

You call that a friend?

Cloud:

Yeah, well......

He's older than me, and he hardly ever talked about himself.

Tifa:

.........

Cloud:

So I guess you'd call him a war buddy...... We trusted each other. Until one day......

Aeris:

...one day?

Cloud:

After the war it was SOLDIER's duty to put down any resistance against the Shinra.

Cloud:

......that was 5 years ago.

I was 16......

*** TRACKIN ***

Cloud:

It sure is raining hard.

Cloud:

Hey, how are you doing?

I'm all right.

Cloud:

I wouldn't know...

I've never had motion sickness.

Cloud:

Everything okay?

Sephiroth:

Hey.

Sephiroth:

Settle down.

Cloud:

They gave me some new Materia.

I can't wait to use it.

Sephiroth:

...just like a kid.

Cloud:

You going to brief us about this mission?

Sephiroth:

...this isn't a typical mission.

Cloud:

Good!

Sephiroth:

Why do you say that?

Cloud:

I joined SOLDIER so I could be like you.

But by the time I made First Class, the war was already over.

My big hopes of becoming a hero like you ended with the war.

That's why I always sign up whenever there's a big mission. Kind of a way to prove myself.

Cloud:

Say, how do you feel, MISTER Sephiroth?

Sephiroth:

...I thought you wanted a briefing?

Sephiroth:

Our mission is to investigate an old Mako reactor.

Sephiroth:

There have been reports of it malfunctioning, and producing brutal creatures.

First, we will dispose of those creatures. Then, we'll locate the problem and neutralize it.

Cloud:

Brutal creatures... Where?

Sephiroth:

The Mako Reactor at Nibelheim.

Cloud:

Nibelheim...

Cloud:

That's where I'm from.

Sephiroth:

Hmm...hometown...

Sir...s, something strange just crashed into our truck!

Sephiroth:

That would be our Monster...

Sephiroth:

Come on, let's go to work.

Cloud:

I wonder how they make Materia...

...You mean you don't know?

Cloud:

...Do you?

...it's the planet. It takes years to make.

Most recently, it's been Shinra

Battle: Dragon

*** ELMINN_2: Inn: 2f ***

Cloud:

Sephiroth's strength is unreal. He is far stronger in reality than any story you might have heard about him.

Aeris:

So... Where do you come in?

Cloud:

Me? I was mesmerized by the way Sephiroth fought.

Tifa:

.........

Cloud:

......and then we reached Nibelheim.

*** NIVGATE ***

Sephiroth:

How does it feel?

Sephiroth:

It's your first time back to your hometown in a long time, right?

Sephiroth:

So how does it feel?

I wouldn't know because I don't have a hometown...

Cloud:

Ummm...how 'bout your parents?

Sephiroth:

My mother is Jenova. She died right after she gave birth to me. My father...

Sephiroth:

What does it matter...?

Sephiroth:

All right, let's go.

Talk to the soldier on the left

It's so boring, being on watch.

You want to do what we always do?

Cloud:

Shall we practice?

Practice... oh, you mean practice my pose.

Does someone in SOLDIER always have to be careful about what other people think?

...How did it go?

...Was it like this?

Cloud:

Good job!

I really don't want to be in SOLDIER.

Just sit tight, it's your job, right?

Cloud:

I'll come and talk to you once in a while. Just stick with it.

Talk to the soldier on the right

Psst... (You keep wandering around here and you'll get in trouble.)

Talk to Sephiroth

Sephiroth:

The Mako smell is pretty bad here.

Nibelheim

We're on watch.

Go into town

Barret:

Yo wait a minute!!

Barret:

Isn't that, um...?

Barret:

The name of Sephiroth's mother...

*** ELMINN_2: Inn: 2f ***

Barret:

I remember Jenova. That's that damn headless spook livin' in the Shinra building.

Cloud:

That's right.

Tifa:

Barret, would you please let us hear what Cloud has to say? You can ask questions later.

Barret:

Tifa, I was only......

Tifa:

Okay Cloud, continue.

Aeris:

It's a reunion of childhood pals!

Cloud:

......I was really surprised with Tifa.

*** NIVL: Nibelheim ***

Cloud:

...The town was quiet.

Everyone must be staying in their houses, afraid to come out because of the monsters.

No, maybe they're afraid of us...

Sephiroth:

We leave for the reactor at dawn. Make sure you get to sleep early.

Sephiroth:

All we need is one lookout, so you others, get some rest.

Sephiroth:

Oh, that's right...

Sephiroth:

You may visit your family and friends.

Try to go into the mansion

Cloud:

This Mansion...

...No, I'll come here later.

Try to go into the mountains

Cloud:

Up ahead is...Mt.Nibel.

I'll tell you about the time I went into the mountains.

Hometown

Visiting these houses is optional. More optional dialogue is available in Nibelheim. Go into Cloud's house on the top right.

*** NIV_CL: Cloud's House ***

If you have not seen the scene with Cloud's mother

Cloud:

This is......my house. It has nothing to do with that incident five years ago.

Barret:

Yo wait, I wanna hear.

Aeris:

Me too! It's been a long time, right?

Barret:

Tell us more!

You saw your family, right?

Don't want to talk about it

Barret:

Well I ain't gonna force ya...

All right......

Cloud:

I don't know if you could call it a 'family'......

My father...died when I was still very young.

That's why my mom...... was living alone in this house.

Cloud:

Yeah, I saw my mom.

Cloud:

My mom...she was a vibrant woman. Hadn't changed at all.

But a few days later, she died...

But when I saw her, she looked fine.

Cloud:

Uh...?

Ye----s?

Cloud!?

Welcome home, Cloud!

Cloud:

Hi, mom.

Come, come... Let me take a look at you!

Hmmm......

You look so handsome.

So is this a SOLDIER uniform?

Cloud:

......Mom, I...

My, how you've grown.

I'll bet the girls never leave you alone.

Cloud:

...Not really.

...I'm worried about you.

There are a lot of temptations in the city...

I'd feel a lot better if you just settled down and had a nice girlfriend.

Cloud:

...I'm all right.

You should have...

an older girlfriend, one that'll take care of you.

I think that would be the perfect type for you.

Cloud:

......I'm not interested.

Are you eating right?

Cloud:

I'm all right. The Company takes care of me.

Is that so?

You can't cook, right?

I was worried sick about how you were doing...

Cloud...?

You know, Cloud......

.......isn't that right, Cloud?

I will always be your mother...

Cloud:

......Let's stop this......

Otherwise

Cloud:

Hey...

I can't...remember much else. There's...nothing more to talk about.

Aeris:

That's all right, Cloud.

Go into the house on the middle right

*** NIV_TI1: Tifa's House ***

Tifa:

Cloud...?

Did you go into my house?

Yeah...

Cloud:

I thought you might be home.

Go upstairs, into the room on the left

*** NIV_TI2: Tifa's House ***

Tifa:

Cloud...?

Did you go into my room?

Yeah......

Check the dresser. It only says that, you don't actually get anything.

Received "Orthopedic Underwear!"

Tifa:

Cloud!!!

It's true

Just kidding. Don't get mad...

Tifa:

...Cloud

We're talking about something really important here.

Check the desk

Cloud:

The letter...

Tifa:

Did you read it? My letter?

I'd never do that!

Tifa:

Of course!

Yeah...

Tifa:

You remember what it said...?

I don't remember...

Tifa:

Then, let's go on with the story about Sephiroth.

I remember clearly

Cloud:

I read it...

It was a letter addressed to Tifa from the son of the guy that runs the General Store...

Tifa, how are you? I just arrived in Midgar eight days ago.

Yesterday, all of Nibelheim got together to welcome me. The only person that we couldn't get a hold of was Cloud.

But everyone said he wasn't really that close to us. So even if we asked, he probably wouldn't have come anyway.

Well, enough about him.

Midgar is really something. But to tell the truth, I feel so behind on everything... so out of it.

Even the rooms of people in the slums are clean.

Right now I'm living in the slums, but I plan to move to a really nice room, like the ones I've seen in magazines, once I make some money.

...but, to do that, I guess I have to find a job first. That's right. I still haven't found a job yet.

I lied to my parents and told them I found a great job with Shinra, Inc.

I wonder if it's too late to go back. Sometimes I think I should've taken over my parents' store.

Tifa:

Cloud... Do you remember all of it?

No, that's it

Tifa:

Then, let's go on with the story about Sephiroth.

Yeah, I remember it all

Cloud:

Because there was some stuff about me...

I just made it here to Midgar but all I think about is Nibelheim.

Hey, Tifa... Is that stupid old water tower still working?

Is the old man at the Inn doing well? Are my parents still at the shop everyday? Have any monsters attacked?

And most of all, how are you, Tifa? It feels like I haven't seen you for years.

We were all talking about you last night.

Everyone likes you. But because everyone idolizes you, I couldn't very well stab them in the back.

I always acted cool, but actually, I was just afraid of being jilted.

Wow, if I keep writing like this, this'll become a love letter!

So, I think I'll stop here. Take care. I'll write again.

P.S. Write me back, okay?

Cloud:

Dear Tifa... (Remember) (Stop)

Tifa:

Cloud... Do you remember any more?

No, that's it Yeah, for some reason, I remember

Check the piano

Tifa:

Did you play my piano?

No, I didn't

Yeah, I jammed on it

...Now, how did this go?

I forgot

[X] Do [Square] Re [Triangle] Mi [O] Fa (R1) or (L1) and [X] So (R1) or (L1) and [Square] La (R1) or (L1) and [Triangle] Ti (R1) or (L1) and [O] Do Directional key Down Do Mi So (C) Directional key Left Do Fa La (F) Directional key Up Re So Ti (G) Directional key Right Mi So Do (C) Start button End

I remember

It was Start button to finish. Start button End

Play at least one note with [X], [Square], [Triangle], or [O] now. This will let you get an item when Tifa becomes leader.

If you play the Highwind melody (Do Re Mi Ti La Do Re Mi So Fa Do Re Do)

I've heard this melody somewhere before. Managed to play well...

Just a little

Cloud:

I can read sheet music too, you know...... Ummm, let's see......

Do... Re... Mi... Ti... La... Do... Re... Mi... So... Fa... Do... Re... Do... Forget...

No...

No...

Cloud:

I remember you weren't there.

Mt. Nibel

Talk to Sephiroth on 2F of inn

*** NIVINN_2: Nibelheim Inn ***

Cloud:

What are you looking at?

Sephiroth:

...This scenery...... I feel like I know this place.

Talk to soldier who came in

We're short one bed...

Talk to Sephiroth again

Sephiroth:

.........

Sephiroth:

...We have an early start tomorrow. You should get some sleep soon.

It's still early.

Sephiroth:

...I'm not going to wake you up tomorrow.

Yeah, let's get some sleep.

Choose this to continue

Sephiroth:

I've hired a guide to the Mako reactor.

I've heard she's young, I hope we can rely on her...

Cloud:

It was the morning after that, right Tifa?

Tifa:

Yes, right...

*** NIVL: Nibelheim ***

Try to go into the mansion

Sephiroth:

Hey, stay over here!

Try to go into the mountains

Hey, calm down! Wait over here.

New optional dialogue is available in Nibelheim. Talk to Sephiroth when ready.

Sephiroth:

Once the guide gets here, we're heading out.

Tifa's father:

Listen to me, Sephiroth. In case something happens...

Sephiroth:

...Trust me.

Tifa:

I'll be all right, Dad!

I have two men from SOLDIER with me.

Tifa:

I'm Tifa. Nice to meet you!

Cloud:

Tifa! You're the guide?

Tifa:

That's right.

I just happen to be the number one guide in this town.

Cloud:

It's too dangerous! I can't involve you in something like this!

Sephiroth:

Then there's no problem if you protect her.

Sephiroth:

...Let's go.

Ummm...

Mr. Sephiroth! Please let me take one picture for a memento!

Tifa, can you ask him for me too......?

Cheeeeese!

Great, thank you!

I'll give each of you a copy once I get it developed!

*** MTNVL2: Mt. Nibel ***

A Mako Reactor was built in Mt. Nibel.

The cold air of the mountains of Nibel. It was no different...

Go up mountain path, talk to Tifa

*** MTNVL3: Mt. Nibel ***

Tifa:

It gets harder from here! Follow me!

Talk to soldier

Let's hurry.

Talk to another soldier?

I'm all right. You watch yourself too, Guide.

Follow Tifa

Tifa:

Uh...the bridge!!

*** MTNVL4: Mt. Nibel ***

Sephiroth:

Everyone seems to be all right. Can we get back to where we were?

Tifa:

These caves are intertwined, just like an ant farm...

Oh, and Sephiroth... There seems to be one person missing...

Sephiroth:

It may sound cold, but we've got no time to search for him. We can't go back now, so we must go on. We'll travel together from here.

Go up-right into cave

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

Cloud:

What's this?

Tifa:

A mysteriously colored cave...

Sephiroth:

It must be the Mako energy. This mountain is especially abundant in it. That's why the Mako Reactor was built here.

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

Cloud:

...And what's this?

Sephiroth:

A Mako fountain. It's a miracle of nature.

Tifa:

It's so beautiful...

Tifa:

If the Mako Reactor continues to suck up the energy, this fountain will dry up too...

*** NVDUN31: Mt. Nibel Cave ***

Sephiroth:

Materia. When you condense Mako energy, materia is produced.

It's very rare to be able to see materia in its natural state.

Cloud:

By the way... Why is it that when you use materia you can also use magic too?

Sephiroth:

You were in SOLDIER and didn't even know that?

Sephiroth:

...the knowledge and wisdom of the Ancients is held in the materia.

Sephiroth:

Anyone with this knowledge can freely use the powers of the Land and the Planet. That knowledge interacts between ourselves and the planet calling up magic......or so they say.

Cloud:

Magic......a mysterious power...

Sephiroth:

Ha, ha, ha !

Ha, ha, ha, ha!

Cloud:

Did I say somethin' funny?

Sephiroth:

A man once told me never to use an unscientific term such as mysterious power! It shouldn't even be called 'magic'!

I still remember how angry he was.

Cloud:

Who was that?

Sephiroth:

Hojo of Shinra, Inc.... An inexperienced man assigned to take over the work of a great scientist.

He was a walking mass of complexes.

Tifa:

A Mako fountain... So this is where the knowledge of the Ancients is.

*** MTNVL6B: Nibel Reactor ***

Walk up reactor ramp

Tifa:

We finally made it. We sure took the long way though.

Cloud:

Tifa, you wait here.

Tifa:

I'm going inside too! I wanna see!

Sephiroth:

Only authorized people are allowed in. This place is full of Shinra's industrial secrets.

Tifa:

But!

Sephiroth:

Take care of the lady.

Tifa:

Mm, man!

Tifa:

Better take real good care of me then!

Discovery

Go into reactor, talk to Sephiroth

*** NVMKIN21: Nibel Reactor(Int.) ***

Cloud:

This is ......Jenova, right? The lock won't open...

Sephiroth:

This is the reason for the malfunction. This part is broken.

Cloud, close the valve.

Talk to Sephiroth

Sephiroth:

Did you close the valve?

Check the pod that Sephiroth was looking at, then talk to Sephiroth again

Sephiroth:

Why did it break...?

Sephiroth:

...now I see, Hojo.

But, even doing this, will never put you on the same level as Professor Gast.

Sephiroth:

This is a system that condenses and freezes the Mako energy... that is, when it's working correctly.

Now...what does Mako energy become when it's further condensed?

Cloud:

Uh, umm......Oh yeah! It becomes a Materia.

Sephiroth:

Right, normally. But Hojo put something else in there. ...Take a look.

Talk to Sephiroth

Sephiroth:

Look through the window.

Cloud:

Wh...what is this!?

Sephiroth:

Normal members of SOLDIER are humans that have been showered with Mako.

You're different from the others, but still human.

But, what are they? They've been exposed to a high degree of Mako, far more than you.

Cloud:

...is this some kind of monster?

Sephiroth:

Exactly. And it's Hojo of Shinra that produced these monsters.

Mutated living organisms produced by Mako energy. That's what these monster's really are.

Cloud:

Normal members of SOLDIER? You mean you're different?

Cloud:

H...hey, Sephiroth!

Sephiroth:

N...no ......

Sephiroth:

...Was I?

Sephiroth:

...Was I created this way too?

Cloud:

...Sephiroth.

Sephiroth:

Am I the same as all these monsters......

Sephiroth:

You saw it! All of them...were humans...

Cloud:

Human!? No way!

Sephiroth:

...I've always felt since I was small...

That I was different from the others. Special, in some way.

Sephiroth:

But... not like this...

Am I ......human?

I didn't quite understand what Sephiroth was saying at that time.

I was even more surprised by that fact that Shinra was producing monsters.

*** BLACKBG9 ***

Am I ......human?

I didn't quite understand what Sephiroth was saying at that time.

I was even more surprised by that fact that Shinra was producing monsters.

*** ELMINN_2: Inn: 2f ***

Barret:

Damn, Shinra! The more I hear, the more I hate 'em!

Tifa:

......who would have ever thought the Mako Reactor held a secret like that.

Red XIII:

That would seem to explain the increase in the number of monsters recently.

I think we should listen carefully to Cloud. Don't you think so Barret?

Barret:

(Why you talkin' to me!?)

Save game and take a rest

Barret:

Yeah, mebbe so. Wanna take a breather here?

*** ELMINN_2: Cloud's Past ***

Reload a saved game here

Barret:

......I get it.

Keep talking

Barret:

Hmph! Pokin' his damn nose in where it don't belong. Cloud! Why don't you finish that story?

Red XIII:

(Phew......)

Aeris:

Tifa... You were waiting outside then?

Tifa:

......Yes.

Cloud:

We returned to Nibelheim. Sephiroth confined himself at the inn. He didn't even try to talk to me.

Tifa:

Then all of a sudden he just disappeared, right?

Cloud:

We found him inside the biggest building in Nibelheim.

Tifa:

The villagers used to call it Shinra mansion.

Cloud:

Long ago, people from Shinra used to live in that mansion...

Madness

New optional dialogue is available in Nibelheim. Go into mansion when ready.

*** SININ2_2: Mansion, 2f. ***

Talk to the soldier on 2F

There's no sign of Sephiroth, but I know I saw him go into this room...

Go into basement

*** SININ3: Mansion, Hidden Steps ***

*** SININB31: Mansion, Basement ***

Sephiroth:

...an organism that was apparently dead, was found in a 2000 year old geological stratum.

Sephiroth:

Professor Gast named that organism, Jenova...

Sephiroth:

X Year, X Month, X Day. Jenova confirmed to be an Ancient...

Sephiroth:

X Year, X Month, X Day. Jenova Project approved. The use of Mako Reactor 1 approved for use...

*** SININB41: Mansion, Basement ***

Sephiroth:

My mother's name is Jenova... Jenova Project... Is this just a coincidence?

Sephiroth:

Professor Gast... Why didn't you tell me anything? ...Why did you die?

Talk to Sephiroth

Sephiroth:

Let me be alone.

Go outside

Sephiroth didn't come out of the Shinra Mansion...

He continued to read as if he were possessed by something, and not once, did the light in the basement go out......

*** SININ2_2: Mansion, 2f. ***

Talk to soldier

Sephiroth seems different.

*** SININB31: Mansion, Basement ***

Sephiroth:

Ha, ha, ha ......

*** SININB51: Mansion, Basement ***

Sephiroth:

Who is it!?

Sephiroth:

Hmph...traitor.

Cloud:

Traitor?

Sephiroth:

You ignorant traitor. I'll tell you.

This Planet originally belonged to the Cetra. Cetra was a itinerant race. They would migrate in, settle the Planet, then move on...

At the end of their harsh, hard journey, they would find the Promised Land and supreme happiness.

Sephiroth:

But, those that disliked the journey appeared. Those who stopped their migrations built shelters and elected to lead an easier life.

They took that which the Cetra and the planet had made without giving back one whit in return!

Sephiroth:

Those are your ancestors.

Cloud:

Sephiroth...

Sephiroth:

Long ago, disaster struck this planet.

Sephiroth:

Your ancestors escaped... They survived because they hid.

Sephiroth:

The Planet was saved by sacrificing the Cetra. After that, your ancestors continued to increase.

Sephiroth:

Now all that's left of the Cetra is in these reports.

Cloud:

What does that have to do with you?

Sephiroth:

Don't you get it?

Sephiroth:

An Ancient named Jenova was found in the geological stratum of 2000 years ago.

Sephiroth:

The Jenova Project.

Sephiroth:

The Jenova Project wanted to produce people with the powers of the Ancients...... no, the Cetra.

Sephiroth:

...I am the one that was produced.

Cloud:

Pr...produced!?

*** SININB41: Mansion, Basement ***

Sephiroth:

Yes.

Professor Gast, leader of the Jenova Project and genius scientist, produced me.

Cloud:

How...how did he...?

Cloud:

Se...Sephiroth?

Sephiroth:

Out of my way. I'm going to see my mother.

Go outside

*** NIVL_B1: Nibelheim ***

Walk toward the mountain

He---y! Is anyone here?

Give me a hand!

Zangan:

Hey it's you! You're still sane, right?

Zangan:

Then come over here and help me!

Zangan:

I'll check this house. You check that one over there!

Talk to the man in white shirt

...Hey, Ummm... Am I going to die?

Talk to the soldier

...Sephi...roth

Zangan:

Hey! What about the other houses?

Cloud:

Terrible...

Sephiroth... This is too terrible...

*** NVMKIN1: Nibel Reactor(Int.) ***

Tifa:

Papa...

Tifa:

Sephiroth!?

Tifa:

Sephiroth did this to you, didn't he!?

Tifa:

Sephiroth...SOLDIER... Mako Reactors...Shinra...Everything!

Tifa:

I hate them all!

*** NVMKIN21: Nibel Reactor(Int.) ***

Sephiroth:

Mother, I'm here to see you. Please, open this door.

Tifa:

How could you do that to papa and all the townspeople?

Check on Tifa

Tifa:

...You promised... You promised that you'd come...... when I was in trouble...

*** NVMKIN31: Nibel Reactor(Int.) ***

Sephiroth:

Mother, let's take this planet back together.

I've thought of a great idea. Let's go to the Promised Land.

Cloud:

Sephiroth...

Cloud:

My family! My hometown! How could you do this to them!?

Sephiroth:

Ha, ha, ha ...... They've come again, mother.

Sephiroth:

With her superior power, knowledge, and magic, Mother was destined to become the ruler of this Planet.

*** NVMKIN32: Nibel Reactor(Int.) ***

But they...

Those worthless creatures

are stealing the planet from Mother

But now I'm here with you

So don't worry

Sephiroth:

But, they...

These worthless ones, took the Planet from you. Didn't they, mother?

Sephiroth:

But, don't be sad anymore.

Cloud:

What about MY sadness!? My family...friends... The sadness of having my hometown taken away from me!?

It's the same as your sadness!

Sephiroth:

Ha, ha, ha ...my sadness? What do I have to be sad about?

I am the chosen one. I have been chosen to be the leader of this Planet.

Sephiroth:

I have orders to take this planet back from you stupid people for the Cetra. What am I supposed to be sad about?

Cloud:

Sephiroth... I trusted you...

Cloud:

No, you're not the Sephiroth I used to know!