Secret of Mana

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Secret of Mana, originally released in Japan as (|聖剣伝説 "Legend of the Sacred Sword 2"), is a 1993 action role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the SNES.



Using the power of Mana a civilization had grown strong...
In time, Mana was used to create the ultimate weapon: the Mana Fortress...
This angered the gods. They sent their beasts to destroy the Fortress...
A violent war rocked the world, and Mana seemed to disappear...
Before all was lost, a hero with the Mana Sword smashed the Fortress...
Though the civilization had been destroyed, the world was peaceful again...
But time flows like a river... and history repeats...

Opening Scene[edit]

Hero: Hey! Guys! wait up! Aaaah!
Elliott: Shh! Be quiet! The elder will find us here and he'll be mad!
Timothy: Yeah. We're not supposed to be here. There's a ghost around!
Elliott: Ha! Do you really believe that? People say that to scare us!
Timothy: But I heard Grandma say something about a shiny object near the falls.
Elliott: That must be some kind of treasure! We have to find it!
Elliott and Timothy walk away, Hero falls down the waterfall.
Hero: Help! I'm falling! Aaahhhhhhhhhh!
Elliott and Timothy rush back to the village.
After falling down.
Hero: Ouch! Phew..! No way to get back up! Now what am I going to do?
Hero hears a strange voice.
Voice: ..Hero....
Hero: ??
Hero passes some undergrowth.
Hero: The village is this way. I have to find something to cut through!
Hero finds the mana sword.
Voice: ....Hero....Remove the sword
Hero: Who are you...And what's this sword doing here?
Hero pulls the sword out of the stone.
Hero: Urrrrrrrgh! Huh!?
Hero: Ow! That light... so bright that I can't see... Ahhhhh! A g...g...ghost!
A ghost appears.
Ghost: ......Hero.....It is I who asked...the sword...
Hero: !? Say what? You mean this sword?..
Message: The brilliant light is gone in an instant.
Hero: I have to get back!

In the woods[edit]

Hero sees a Rabite.
Hero: Whoa! What's a Rabite doing in a place like this?


Hero returns to Potos.
Elder: Hero! You're not hurt! They just told me what happened.
Elliott: I thought you were a goner!
Timothy: I told you it was stupid to bring someone like HIM along!
Elder: You idiots! Weren't you told not to go there?
The elder sees the Mana Sword.
Elder: Huh? Hero!
What's that you have?
...Oh, no! It couldn't be!
Elliott: Cool! Did you find the treasure?
Timothy: Way to go!
Elder: What have you done?! How could YOU have pulled out the Mana Sword? It's impossible!
Timothy: THE Mana Sword? Legend has it that our village is finished...
Elder: If the sword is removed. And here it is! It is said that the Mana Sword has been protecting our village from disaster.
Eliott: So that's it! That's why all the monsters are attacking us now!
How could an outsider like you yank the sword and bring doom to us all!!
Elliott starts hitting Hero.
Hero: Hey! Stop it!
Elliott: YOU did it!
Elliott: It's your fault!
Elliott: You!
Hero: Please, stop!
An earthquake occurs.
Message: Waaah! Earthquake!..
A hole appears. Hero and Elliott fall down.
Message: Aaaah!
They see a monster.
Elliott: Help! A! You have a sword, don't you? Use it!
Man: Hey! Can you hear me? Watch how the monster moves before attacking!
Hero starts fighting the monster, Elliott lies in a corner.
After the monster is defeated.
Message: Way to go!
Message: Got Sword's Orb!
Man: You did it! Wait there, I'll pull you up.
The man pulls Hero and Elliott up.
Elliott: Waaaaaah!!!
He runs away. Hero stands in front of the man.
Man: That appears to be the real Mana Sword.
Hero: Huh? What?
Man: It is supposed to be pulled out by a knight in times of great trouble. Problem is, you're too young! Something must have happened to the Mana Sword.
Hero: Here! It's yours!
Man: Sorry, but the sword is losing its power, and must be re-energized! Only the person who pulled it free can do that.
Hero: What should I do?
Man: Visit Sage Luka in the Water Palace. She's been protecting these lands for over 200 years. Listen to her advice.
Timothy comes closer.
Timothy: Hero! The Elder wants you in his house!
Man: Well, I have to be off. Oh, my name is Jema.
Jema: I'll wait for you inside the Water Palace!
He walks away.

Inside the house of the elder[edit]

Villager: Elder! We can't go on like this!
Villager: Yeah! There's no relief in sight.
Elder sees that Hero has entered the room.
Elder: ... Oh, Hero!
Elder: You've really done it to me this time! The reason why monsters have appeared is because you removed the sword.
Villager: It's settled. We can't let Hero stay in the village anymore!
Villager: If we do, more monsters will come after him!
Villagers: Go!
Get out of here!
Yeah, on your way now!
Elder: I don't want to do this, but I have no choice. I'm going to have to ask you to leave the village. You can take what's in the treasure chest downstairs.
Hero goes downstairs and takes 50 GP which is inside the chest. When he goes upstairs again, the villagers are gone.
Elder: I took you and I raised you. But there's nothing I can do to help. Please forgive me. I know I've told you this before, but...
Your mother brought you to this village when you were just a baby. Soon afterwards, she disappeared...
I took you and have done my best to raise you. But now we must part. I truly hope you can find your mother someday.
Good bye, Hero.
Hero leaves Potos.
Man at the exit: Have everything you need?
You are hereby banished from Potos village. Now get out of here!

The Water Palace[edit]