Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Episode i: Part VIII

A dark sea spread out before her.
Or more, it was like a sea. The rolling black waves were soundless, and had no smell of salt. It was as though a deep darkness undulated through the night. It was nothing like her own sea.
Not just the sea. This place was like nothing she had ever seen. There were things, perhaps monsters, in the distance. But no plants, no animals. She felt no life here.
There was no sound, no color. Whether this was simply silence and darkness, or her own five senses failing her, she didn’t know.
Time itself seemed to have become hazy. It felt as though months and years were passing, and yet all in an instant. As if she were experience forever and a single moment all at once.
Oh, perhaps that’s why.
Slowly, slowly she had accepted this place for what it was. This was no place she could fight. A world with nothing, and... everything. To put it into human words... nothingness and chaos.
But still she walked forward. Perhaps, because she still had something to look for.
“Where? Where am I trying to go?”
There was no answer. Only the stillness, at once a moment and forever, swallowed her voice.

42 comments:

CW said...

Thanks for the translation! I hope there will be an episode II

Anonymous said...

You know, this part might be a transition to Dissidia Duodecim. It's just my guess though.

Anonymous said...

Can't be. It would be stupid to link a main line story to Duodecim, IMO.

Anonymous said...

I think this is setting up for a sequel. Remember in the final battle against Orphan, when everyone reverted from Cie'th, they said it felt like something had been telling them to keep going?

Sounds like whatever entity saved them (and apparently, it was the goddess Etro) has more plans for Lightning and Serah.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what I was thinking. But only Lightning. Etro probably summoned her, inevitably a sequel.

WoofBoy said...

Thanks very much for the translation

I hope this leads to a FF13-2

Maybe Lightning will get back to pulse years in the future.

Anonymous said...

Hmm....Very Interesting. Looks like there will be a FF13-2 or maybe I can't help but think that maybe she dies or maybe she turned into a Cie'th.

Anonymous said...

^Wouldn't make sense if she turned Cie'th when Etro took pity on the group and uncrystallized them while removing their L'Cie brand.

Allexia said...

I don't get the ending.... I would probably agree with the possibility that Etro has something to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Etro is the goddess of death in Final Fantasy versus XIII!!!! I think Lightning will appear in Final Fantasy versus XIII.

Anonymous said...

So then...she was summoned into Versus 13?

Zena said...

Etro is the Goddess in Final Fantasy XIII & Versus. FFXIII & Versus are in completely different dimensions so Lightning will not appear in Versus. They do however, have the same Goddess Etro. I say that Lindzei was the one who placed the dark sea in front of Lightning or perhaps Etro is trying to show her something.

Anonymous said...

maybe this has something to do with Final Fantasy Hearesis XIII. a name Square-enix filed a trademark for in 2006.

Anonymous said...

^whats that? and Ive been to some websites and have noticed that a lot of people don't want a sequel...Am I the only who does?

Sammie said...

I hope they'll continue this story whether in a game sequel or another web novel/drama CD. I wish Lightning had taken Hope with her, they were getting along so well.

thanks for translating!

comicfan22 said...

Thank you very much for the translations Lissar, from the bottom of my heart. I am so happy to know that these characters have some sort of closure and that there is room for a probable sequel.

pmc said...

LOL, a sort of a sequel might already be in progress...

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/01/12/domain-for-final-fantasy-xiii-2-registered/#

Anonymous said...

well.... i heard, from articles, that the Japanese voice actress for lightning were called to do some voice acting in VERSUS XIII so maybe some sort of tie-in/narrative will happen from them.

chifunii said...

Thank you so much for translating, especially since you translated it in such a professional and eloquent way, it was a pleasure to read.

It put a lot of context to the end of the game that I really needed. It pretty much just dropped off after I beat that last boss, and even then, the plot wasn't too strong. However, I feel that in XIII-2 the plot will get a lot better...a lot more meaningful.

I honestly can't wait to save Fang and Vanille in FFXIII-2 this coming winter. Thanks again!

FinalFantasy13-2 said...

It is Final Fantasy 13-2.


The Goddess Etro is calling back Lightning and Serah, for very clear and unfinished business.

Lindsei the fal'Cie or whatever its called is not dead, underground cities remain on Pulse, and massive forces of magic remain which keep Gran Pulse in limbo.


Like this is the reason that the others are forced to hold up the Crystal Tower....You can't rebuild Pulse....unless you can resolve the forces on Pulse.

I do believe Serah, Lightning and Lightning's rival will be main characters in the sequel. Snow probably tags along for part of the game but mostly will be working with the planners for their new home.

Also I suspect entirely new characters help Lightning for most of the game, a new cast & Serah will be playable in battles.

Anonymous said...

Is this the bit we see in the teaser??

FinalFantasyCidXIII said...

It is the epilogue to Final Fantasy 13 International, which leads into the trailer of Final Fantasy 13-2.

Lightning's rival in the trailer is probably Cid Raines.

Anonymous said...

Wow, i'm impressed. The people who made all those assumptions back in December were more or less right. We all know the goddess Etro's going to be in this XIII-2 now... I'm rooting for a new cast, but i'd love to use Serah in battle. She'd be the perfect mage!

titan087 said...

I just found out about XIII-2 and i'm super stoked... cant wait for it... and thank you soooooo very very very very very much for translating this. I just watched the teaser for XIII-2 about 8 times lol. cannot wait for this game to hit US next year.

not so happy about the wait i'll have to admit.. going to be a very long one

Anonymous said...

^If you've waited 3-4 Years for XIII. Then 11 months should be nothing lol. Its coming Winter 2011 in Japan and Early January - Early March. Same as last time but its not gonna take 3 years.

Anonymous said...

Awesome jobwas so glad translating all the novellas. Really awesome and i just finished the game 2day. I saw this and was so glad there was an epilouge. Final fantasy13-2 is goin b awesome. Thanks for everything! :)

Anonymous said...

Ops! Is this chapter end of episode i? T_T I want to read more!

Julienne said...

Awesome. I read in the official wiki that this leads up to FF XII-2. I can't wait anymore.

Anonymous said...

Sweet, thanks for translating! Now that I read this, I'll know more for when XIII-2 comes out 1/1/12.

Anonymous said...

Come on!Cid Raines was killed in FFXIII

Anonymous said...

Lissar you're just awesome!! thank you for the great translation. haha ^^

Robin Dao said...

ZOMG! I heart Heart HEART YOU LISSAR!!! Words cannot express this amazing job that you have done here for us FF fans! *big hug*

Anonymous said...

I cant wait for XIII-2 to come out either. I hope it won't b delayed or that the data wasn't lost after the earthquakes n tsunamis hit Japan not too long ago.

But that is interesting about the underground cities tho. I forgot about that. Mayb Etro was tryin to show Lightning something like Zena said and wants her to stop an unknown hidden enemy.

I dunno if Serah n the others will b in XIII-2 but I hope they'll at least show what happened to them. It'd b cool to see Fang and Vanille again.

I heard that Lightning's new rival is supposedly Fang's brother but I dunno if it's true or not. :/ also I think they even said it takes place 500 years after XIII but I might b wrong. I forgot how long they said. So mayb months and years did fly past in an instant like Lightning thought it did. But don't take my word for it. Not only would I be crushing my hopes but the hopes of other ff fans as well.

Great translation tho I was disappointed when I found out the novels were in japan only n in japanese. I was so happy when I found this. I was lookin up Lightning on the final fantasy wiki n clicked on the the episode zero and then episode one n I saw that there was a translation for it.

Thank you Lissar. Without this translation none of us final fantasy 13 fans would have been able to read the prologue or the epilogue to understand the story more and enjoy learning more about our favorite characters. Thanks for taking the time and hard work you put into it.

Hopefully things will go well in Japan again and hopefully we'll all b able to play XIII-2. Can't wait till Dissidia 012 comes out! I couldn't believe it when I saw Lightning in it!
Once again thank you Lissar.

(And sorry guys if I wrote too much n jumped into different subjects. After all our imaginations do run wild when it comes to stories like these and I'm sure we can all just go on forever with all our ideas n what we think will happen in the sequel.)

SergioSource said...

well FFvs13 and FF13 ARE in the same dimention. FFvs13 is thousands of years before FF13
FFagito13 was going to be as well but they changed the name to FFtype-0 because the story didnt seem too related

whiteferrero said...

I enjoyed the translations. It really helps out bring the characters. Thank you lissar for this wonderful work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful translations! You and the story has given us hope for an exciting and dramatic sequel. I'm also happy to see so many anticipating fans. Looking forward to war of the gods!

Anonymous said...

Remember in the Final Fantasy FNC Mythology video. It said that Muin and Etro were in the Invisible world...Maybe it has something to do with that?

Caius Ballad said...

There will be no episode II since there is FF XIII-2.

chris said...

Thanks for the great translations.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I've just started Episode 3 in XIII-2 and that was quite helpful. Now, I just gotta watch that Fabula Nova Crystallis Mythos video on youtube. To whoever might come here next seeking knowledge: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUlt89pbMl8
You're welcome! ^^

Anonymous said...

Well most of those predictions were wrong!!!

Forget FFXIII-2 that's been.

Think about it FFXIII-3 a possibility know!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the translations! You're amazing!

 
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