Nibelheim - Reconstructed
If Tifa is in the party...
She turns to Cloud.
This was all supposed to be burnt down, right?
...I thought so.
Then why...? My house is still there too...
The hell's goin' on!? This a dream or somethin'?
I wonder what's going on...
Cloud, maybe you were just dreaming...?
If Tifa is not in the party...
You said the whole town burnt down, right?
This is Nibelheim, right? But the town's all here.
This is Nibelheim? I heard it burnt down.
I heard from someone that this town was gone!
The whole town was destroyed by Sephiroth. At least that's what I heard...
You trin' to fool us!?
Hey, what's going on?
Cloud... Did you lie to us?
Cloud, did you make up your story just to get our support?
I'm not lying!
I remember... the intense heat of the flames...
- Give me a room
- What's your story?
Give me a room
It'll be 100 gil a night. Is that all right with you?
- Never mind.
Enjoy your stay.
Well then, maybe next time...
What's your story?
This town was supposed to have been burnt down five years ago.
What the hell is going on?
Sir, don't say such awful things.
I was born and raised in this town. What you say never happened.
EXUSE ME...... That's so rude...
If you're going to talk like that to me, I'm going to have to ask you to leave.
Oh, I'm so sorry. I've got lots to do...
In the kitchen is a hunched figure in a black cape.
Man in a Black Cape?
He has a tattoo number '6'. Hmm? He has something...
Received "Luck Source!"
Urrr...... rrrrr...... rrrgh... must... go... to... Re... uni... on...
In the neighboring store...
Nice town, huh?
We've been in business here for a long time...
Do you have anything to do with this town?
- How about bein' born and raised here?
- Nope, guess not
How about bein' born and raised here?
I was here until I was 14 and I don't remember you.
It's not nice to lie!!
Nope, guess not
By the furnace is another clone.
He has a tattoo of the number '12'. Mmm? He has something.
Can...... you...... hear? The... voice... of... Se... phi... ro... th......
At Cloud's house...
What is it?
- I want to hear your story
Oh, really. Then, it'll help me too.
I want to hear your story
I lived in this house until I was 14...
No, but this town was burned down.
Are you sick... saying those things?
Get out of here!
At Tifa's house...
...must...... get...... it... and bring... to... Se... phi... roth...
Then... become... one... with... Se... phi... roth...
This guy's number '5'...
In the kitchen...
He has a tattoo of the number '11'...
...must...... go......... Reun... ion...
In Tifa's parents' bedroom...
Tattoo number '4'
Received "Platinum Fist!"
...Where... are... you...? Great... Se... phi... roth...
In Tifa's room... Cloud walks to the piano.
But... I definitely remember playing the piano then. But why didn't it get burnt down?
Play the piano......?
If Cloud plays all the notes on the piano 3 times...
I wonder what... this is...
Tifa's secret savings, 1 gil came out of the keyboard.
On Tifa's desk is a report.
"Periodic Report to Professor Hojo"
1 Clone Activity Report
Unfortunately, no 'CLONES' have left this town this quarter.
As previously reported, the 'CLONES' seem to be sensing something.
But all they say is, 'reunion' or 'Sephiroth' and show no other signs of activity.
2 Confidentiality Report
A total of eight people have visited this town this quarter.
Fortunately, none knew about the incident five years ago.
Therefore, no one knows the town was restored exactly as it was five years ago.
Our staff, disguised as townspeople have improved their acting skills, and we do not report any problems at this time.
That is all.
In the neighboring house's attic...
Cloud looks back and forth between them and sighs.
Outside the Shinra mansion are another two clones.
Wooooo-----ooow...... He's... calling...... Sephiroth...... is...... calling......
The... Great... Se... phi...... roth...... is... near......
In... side...... inside... the Mansion...... Urrrrrrrgh...... the great...... Sephi...... roth
I must get rid of all those that stand in the way of my research. Even that one from the Turks.
I scientifically altered him, and put him to sleep in the basement. If you want to find him, then search the area.
But... this is merely a game I thought of. It is not necessary for you to participate if you don't want to.
There seems to be another letter.
- Read it
- Ignore it
Move the dial on the safe carefully, but quickly. You have 20 seconds. You can not go past the numbers while turning. The 4 hints for the numbers are...
The lid of the box with the most oxygen.
Behind the Ivory's short of tea and ray.
The creek in the floor near the chair on the second floor... then to the left five steps, up nine steps, left two steps, and up six steps.
The fourth row has been written in invisible ink... Dial (4) is (Right 97)
At the safe on the second floor...
I have a bad feeling about this...
- Still open the safe
- Don't open
Cloud opens the safe and fights the Lost Number.
Received Key Item "Key to the Basement"!
The party heads down to the basement. Using the key, they enter the room with the coffins and approach the closed one in the center.
* Note: Because it's possible to get Vincent after Cid joins the party, I've included his responses here as well.
...To wake me from the nightmare
He throws off the lid.
Who is it!?
He sits up.
...Never seen you before. You must leave.
You were having a nightmare.
I woke ya up. Ya outta be thankin' me.
You'll dream about bad things if you sleep in a place like THIS.
How bad was your dream?
...You don't look good.
Man, you really WERE having a bad dream! Even I feel bad!
Aren't you glad you woke up?
The air's pretty heavy here. How can you sleep in a place like this?
Hmph... a nightmare...? My long sleep has given me time to atone.
What are you saying?
I have nothing to say to strangers. Get out.
This mansion is the beginning of your nightmare.
...you can say that again.
Hmm? What do you know?
- Don't say a thing
- Talk about Sephiroth
Don't say a thing
I see. Then, I'll return to my nightmare...
- No, good night
- Tell him about Sephiroth
Talk about Sephiroth
Cloud talks about Sephiroth.
Like you said, this mansion is the beginning of a nightmare.
No, it's not a dream, it's for real.
Sephiroth has lost his mind. He found the secrets hidden in this mansion...
Cloud + Vincent
You know Sephiroth?
Vincent leaps from the coffin and lands on its edge.
You start first.
Cloud gestures as he tells his story.
...That's how it was.
So Sephiroth knows he was created five years ago? And about the Jenova Project?
...He was missing, but has just recently reappeared.
He has taken many lives and is seeking the Promised Land.
* Note: Vincent's comment here is likely a translation error and should have been something like "So five years ago, Sephiroth learned that he had been created?"
Now it's your turn.
Sorry... I cannot speak.
Hey! You lyin' white-faced!
Hmm... I'm disappointed.
What... you're serious?
Oh, that's okay. It was probably depressing anyway.
Hey, that's not right---
Good! I'm not in the mood to hear long stories. Let's get the hell outta here!
Hearing your stories, has added upon me yet another sin.
More nightmares shall come to me now, more than I previously had.
He gets back into the coffin.
Now... please leave.
...You're still here.
- Good night
- Who are you?
Who are you?
At least tell us your name.
I was with... the Shinra Manufacturing Department in Administrative Research, otherwise known as--the Turks...
Formerly of the Turks.
I have no affiliation with Shinra now.
Cloud, formerly of SOLDIER.
You were also with Shinra...? Then do you know Lucrecia?
Cloud shakes his head.
The woman who gave birth to Sephiroth.
Wasn't Jenova Sephiroth's mother?
That isn't completely wrong, but just a theory.
He was born from a beautiful lady.
That lady was Lucrecia.
She was an assistant to Professor Gast of the Jenova Project. Beautiful... Lucrecia.
...A human experiment?
There was no way to cancel the experiment.
I couldn't stop her.
That was my sin.
I let the one I loved, the one I respected most, face the worst.
That why you started sleepin' in a box? Gimme a break!
So your punishment was to sleep? That's... kinda weird.
So the punishment was sleep? That's weird.
So you slept as punishment? Isn't that strange? That thinking...
OK. Boring story no. 1.
You think that's punishing yourself? You're just sleeping.
You shouldn't sleep just because of that. Sleep?
Vincent lies back down.
Let me sleep...
Cloud and the others start back down the hallway.
If I go with you will I meet Hojo?
Dunno. But we're after him and Sephiroth. So, I guess sooner or later...
All right. I've decided to go with you.
Sure is a quick change of heart. Huh?
What? You're coming with us?
Huh? Oh great just what I needed...
Hey, hold on sleepy. You're pretty damn pushy!
Being a former Turks, I may be of help to you...
All right, then.
Being here brings back memories.
Are you going to participate in the Reunion?
I don't even know what a Reunion is!
Jenova will be at the Reunion. Jenova will join the Reunion becoming a calamity from the skies.
Jenova, a calamity from the skies? You mean she wasn't an Ancient!?
...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...
...Reunion? Calamity from the skies?
Sephiroth throws a materia orb at Cloud and then flies past him out of the library.
C project specimen (B) codeC
A scratch left by a fingernail inside the beaker... 'Let's get out of here...'.
C project specimen (A) codeZ
A scratch left by a fingernail inside the beaker... 'Feeding Time'... that's our chance...!
Escapee Report no. 1
X Month X Day
The two escapees were located near Midgar.
Escapee Report no. 2
Description of the time of capture.
A Former member of SOLDIER/Number ( )
No effect could be detected from either Mako Radiation Therapy or Jenova on him.
B Regular/Number ( )
Reaction to Jenova detected.
Escapee Report no. 3
Concerning their disposal.
A Shot for resisting.
B Escaped during A's resistance.
Escapee Report no. 4
B's whereabouts is currently unknown. But, we submit there is no need to pursue him, due to his diminishing consciousness. Awaiting further instructions.
Back outside the mansion...
Great...... Sephi...... roth......... left us......
Over... mountains...... gone......
Cloud and the others leave Nibelheim to cross the mountains after Sephiroth.