Nibelheim - Reconstructed

Arrival at Nibelheim

Exploring Nibelheim

Vincent Valentine

The Basement Library


Cloud and the others arrive at Nibelheim, only to find the town almost exactly as it looked before the incident five years ago.

If Tifa is in the party...

Tifa
What---!!

She turns to Cloud.

This was all supposed to be burnt down, right?

Cloud
...I thought so.

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

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

Aeris
...somthing's strange?

Nanaki
I wonder what's going on...

Yuffie
What the...!?

Cait Sith
Cloud, maybe you were just dreaming...?

If Tifa is not in the party...

Barret
You said the whole town burnt down, right?

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

Nanaki
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...

Cloud
...Yeah.

Barret
You trin' to fool us!?

Aeris
Hey, what's going on?

Nanaki
Cloud... Did you lie to us?

Yuffie
What happened?

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

Cloud
I'm not lying!
I remember... the intense heat of the flames...

At the inn...

Innkeeper
Hi, welcome.

Cloud
- Give me a room
- What's your story?

Give me a room

Innkeeper
It'll be 100 gil a night. Is that all right with you?

Cloud
- Yes
- Never mind.

Yes

Innkeeper
Enjoy your stay.

Never mind.

Innkeeper
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?

Innkeeper
Sir, don't say such awful things.
I was born and raised in this town. What you say never happened.

Tifa
You're lying...

Innkeeper
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.

Cloud
Man in a Black Cape?
He has a tattoo number '6'. Hmm? He has something...

Received "Luck Source!"

Clone #6
Urrr...... rrrrr...... rrrgh... must... go... to... Re... uni... on...

In the neighboring store...

Woman
Nice town, huh?
We've been in business here for a long time...

Cloud
...You're lying.

Woman
Do you have anything to do with this town?

Cloud
- 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.

Woman
It's not nice to lie!!

Nope, guess not

...nothing.

Woman
Oh yeah...?

By the furnace is another clone.

Cloud
He has a tattoo of the number '12'. Mmm? He has something.

Received "Elixir"!

Clone #12
Can...... you...... hear? The... voice... of... Se... phi... ro... th......

At Cloud's house...

Woman
What is it?

Cloud
- Nothing
- I want to hear your story

Nothing

Woman
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.

Woman
Are you sick... saying those things?
Get out of here!

At Tifa's house...

Clone #5
...must...... get...... it... and bring... to... Se... phi... roth...
Then... become... one... with... Se... phi... roth...

Cloud
This guy's number '5'...

In the kitchen...

Cloud
He has a tattoo of the number '11'...

Clone #11
...must...... go......... Reun... ion...

In Tifa's parents' bedroom...

Cloud
Tattoo number '4'

Received "Platinum Fist!"

Clone #4
...Where... are... you...? Great... Se... phi... roth...

In Tifa's room... Cloud walks to the piano.

Cloud
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...

Cloud
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...

Small Clone
...Re...... union.

Smaller Clone
............ion

Cloud looks back and forth between them and sighs.

Smaller Clone
..................

Outside the Shinra mansion are another two clones.

Clone
Wooooo-----ooow...... He's... calling...... Sephiroth...... is...... calling......

Clone 2
The... Great... Se... phi...... roth...... is... near......
In... side...... inside... the Mansion...... Urrrrrrrgh...... the great...... Sephi...... roth

Inside the mansion...

Letter
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.

Cloud
There seems to be another letter.
- Read it
- Ignore it

Letter
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...

At the safe on the second floor...

Cloud
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.

Vincent
...To wake me from the nightmare

He throws off the lid.

Who is it!?

He sits up.

...Never seen you before. You must leave.

Cloud
You were having a nightmare.

Barret
I woke ya up. Ya outta be thankin' me.

Aeris
You'll dream about bad things if you sleep in a place like THIS.

Tifa
How bad was your dream?

Nanaki
...You don't look good.

Yuffie
Man, you really WERE having a bad dream! Even I feel bad!

Cait Sith
Aren't you glad you woke up?

Cid
The air's pretty heavy here. How can you sleep in a place like this?

Vincent
Hmph... a nightmare...? My long sleep has given me time to atone.

Cloud
What are you saying?

Vincent
I have nothing to say to strangers. Get out.
This mansion is the beginning of your nightmare.

Cloud
...you can say that again.

Vincent
Hmm? What do you know?

Cloud
- Don't say a thing
- Talk about Sephiroth

Don't say a thing

Vincent
I see. Then, I'll return to my nightmare...
...What? More?

Cloud
- No, good night
- Tell him about Sephiroth

Talk about Sephiroth

Cloud talks about Sephiroth.

Cloud
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...

Vincent
Sephiroth!?

Cloud + Vincent
You know Sephiroth?

Vincent leaps from the coffin and lands on its edge.

Vincent
You start first.

Cloud gestures as he tells his story.

Cloud
...That's how it was.

Vincent
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?"

Cloud
Now it's your turn.

Vincent
Sorry... I cannot speak.

Barret
Hey! You lyin' white-faced!

Aeris
That's dirty!

Tifa
Hmm... I'm disappointed.

Nanaki
What... you're serious?

Yuffie
Oh, that's okay. It was probably depressing anyway.

Cait Sith
Hey, that's not right---

Cid
Good! I'm not in the mood to hear long stories. Let's get the hell outta here!

Vincent
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.

Cloud
- Good night
- Who are you?

Good night

Nothing happens.

Who are you?

At least tell us your name.

Vincent
I was with... the Shinra Manufacturing Department in Administrative Research, otherwise known as--the Turks...
Vincent.

Cloud
The Turks!?

Vincent
Formerly of the Turks.
I have no affiliation with Shinra now.
...And you?

Cloud
Cloud, formerly of SOLDIER.

Vincent
You were also with Shinra...? Then do you know Lucrecia?

Cloud
Who?

Vincent
......Lucrecia.

Cloud shakes his head.

Vincent
The woman who gave birth to Sephiroth.

Cloud
...gave birth...?
Wasn't Jenova Sephiroth's mother?

Vincent
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.

Cloud
...A human experiment?

Vincent
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.

Barret
That why you started sleepin' in a box? Gimme a break!

Aeris
So your punishment was to sleep? That's... kinda weird.

Tifa
So the punishment was sleep? That's weird.

Nanaki
So you slept as punishment? Isn't that strange? That thinking...

Yuffie
OK. Boring story no. 1.

Cait Sith
You think that's punishing yourself? You're just sleeping.

Cid
You shouldn't sleep just because of that. Sleep?

Vincent lies back down.

Vincent
Let me sleep...

Cloud and the others start back down the hallway.

Vincent
Wait!
If I go with you will I meet Hojo?

Cloud
Dunno. But we're after him and Sephiroth. So, I guess sooner or later...

Vincent
Lucrecia...
All right. I've decided to go with you.

Barret
W, what?

Aeris
Sure is a quick change of heart. Huh?

Tifa
What? You're coming with us?

Nanaki
What?

Yuffie
Huh? Oh great just what I needed...

Cait Sith
What?

Cid
Hey, hold on sleepy. You're pretty damn pushy!

Vincent
Being a former Turks, I may be of help to you...

Cloud
All right, then.

Moving onward to the library, they find Sephiroth standing in the hallway leading to the study.

Cloud
Sephiroth!

Sephiroth
Being here brings back memories.
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?

Sephiroth throws a materia orb at Cloud and then flies past him out of the library.

Glass Tank
C project specimen (B) codeC
A scratch left by a fingernail inside the beaker... 'Let's get out of here...'.

Second Tank
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
Other
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...

Clone 2
Great...... Sephi...... roth......... left us......
Over... mountains...... gone......

Cloud and the others leave Nibelheim to cross the mountains after Sephiroth.


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