Defenders: Yeah... that's the truth.
Defender: Aren't you guys supposed to be guarding the tunnel? I hate that shift.
Defenders: Yeah. We just play cards, usually. We should probably head back soon.
Since we did well during the rehearsal, we got a very nice sword for Lerle and some healing items.
Sewell: Thank you very much for your time! You've been a wonderful audience!
A Defender bursts into the room!
Defender: It's the Agency! The Agency is attacking Paradise!
Pierson: What?!? Impossible! They wouldn't dare -
Drago jumps onto the stage.
Pierson: Damn! I knew we should have left more Defenders to stand guard!
Drago: Everyone! Follow me!
Everyone rushes out of the Theatre.
The crimson sword is very powerful, but it's a two-handed weapon, so Lerle can't equip shields with it.
Paradise is burning.
Talan: There have to be survivors - there just have to be!
Lerle: Let's split up - good luck, Talan!
There are corpses everywhere of both the Agency and the Defenders.
Emily runs into the Storage area.
Talan: Emily! Where are you going?
There are a few random encounters in the area, but nothing we haven't seen before.
Talan heads inside.
Emily: Talan! I just... have to find my radio! I can't leave it here for the Agency to destroy! I just couldn't live with myself if I lost my mother's radio!
Talan: We don't have the time! The Agency Guards could come down here any minute!
Emily continues searching.
Talan: Emily, come on!
Suddenly, Talan hears something
Talan: Someone's coming!
Emily: Is that... Daddy?
Talan: What's he doing here?
Emily runs after Pierson.
Talan: Where are you going? Come back! We can't stay around here much longer!
Talan runs after her.
Eisen: ... ... ... ...zzz...zzz...zzz...
Suddenly, the console behind Eisen makes a noise.
Eisen: what was that?
Eisen: Someone's hacking into my security perimeter! I need to block off the Advocate's memory addresses... The speed is too... too fast! I'm not going to make it! Damn! Why didn't I pay more attention to the secure node access channel!?!
Vago: Yes... that's me. Is... is there a problem?
Guard: You'll need to come with us, Doctor.
Vago: This isn't really a good time, I'm afraid...
Guard: We apologize for the inconvenience - but you really have very little choice in the matter, Doctor.
Vago: I see.
Vago moves towards the guards...
Talan soon joins the two.
Talan: We need to get you to a safe place, Sir! We have to save as many people as we can!
Pierson: No, Talan. Paradise existed for one reason alone - to preserve that reason, I have to stay here.
Emily: What?! Daddy, the Agency - !
Pierson: I know it will be hard, Emily - but this is the only way. I need you and Talan to keep the dream of Paradise alive.
Pierson: The Director understood the necessity of keeping this object as far from his control as possible - he ordered our new settlement to be a haven, a place the Agency could not intrude upon. He thought this would keep the object safe.
Pierson: I see now that he was wrong.
Pierson: I think if anyone has the strength of character to keep this object safe, you do.
Talan: But... you waived the Trials. I never took them! You must be thinking of... someone else...
Pierson: Keep this package safe, Talan. Do not let it fall into the hands of the Agency, and do not open it, under ANY circumstances.
Talan received the Package.
Pierson: I hope, for the sake of all of us, that you never need to know the answers to those questions. Good luck, Talan.
Emily (crying): Daddy, no! You have to escape with us!
Talan: Keep him safe, Emily. I'm counting on you.
Emily: ... ... ...
Dalia: ... ... ...
Suddenly, something strange happens...
?????: You never completed your mission. I've been hired to rescue you and finish what you started. The old man's putting up a good fight, but my rerouting scanner program should have broken his temporary blocks by now.
?????: The best of the best.
Talan runs for the overlook while Agency Guards chase after him!
Pierson: ... ... ...
Captain: I won't ask again. Where have you hidden it?
Pierson pulls out a gun!
The screen goes dark, and the sound of a single gunshot is heard...
Emily: Not quite. On the count of three, OK?
Suddenly, Emily shoves Talan off the cliff!
Emily: ... two, three!
Emily jumps off as well!
The two of them begin to float downriver...
Captain: Describe the man.
Guard: He had dark hair and was wearing a visor of some sort. He matches the description of the Director's assassin.
Captain: You found nothing unusual in your search of this place?
Guard: No, sir,
Guard: Sir? We can have the Hovercraft ready to go in minutes, and track them before they leave the river -
Captain: Take the hovercraft back to Prima. Our slicer should be ready by the time you get there. I will return to Prima shortly with new orders.
Guard: Yes, Sir!