Thursday, December 20, 2012

Case Study No. 0700: Zadoc the Compiler

lets play panzer dragoon saga: part 84 - librarian
we talk to the record keeper, most of what he has to say about most subjects is kinda stupid
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Zadoc was a compiler who belonged to the Seekers of Skiad Ops Gash. In "Panzer Dragoon Saga" (Sega Saturn, 1998) he gave Edge a number of books, including a diary written by Gash's old master, Skiad Ops Endow (also known as Lundi, the dragon rider from "Panzer Dragoon Zwei"). Zadoc revealed to Edge a lot of information about the Towers, Azel, and Sestren although how much of it was true is subject to debate. He appeared to be one of the most knowledgable people amoung the Seekers, having a strong knowledge of the Ancient ruins. Gash pointed Edge towards Zadoc when Edge needed information to complete his quest.

Like Gash, Zadoc believed that the dragon was the Divine Visitor, going as far as to tell Edge, "your dragon is our salvation." He claimed that the Seekers had been watching Edge since he found his dragon because it was written that his dragon had the ability to destroy the Towers. It is likely that the writing Zadoc was referring to was the old diary of Skiad Ops Endow.

When he met Edge, Zadoc claimed that the Seekers did not know Azel's true purpose until recently. It was only when she was unearthed that they discovered her true purpose. Skiad Ops Endow and another compiler called Pinekhas had been studying drones before Azel was unearthed and Zadoc likely used their research to help determine how she could be used as a weapon against the Towers.

He had also researched Zoah's Guardian Fire, giving Edge a book called the Memory Report which contained information about a similar structure.

When Zadoc learnt that Paet had assembled an airship all by himself he was very impressed saying that it was, "an incredible feat for such a young man".



[Seeker's Stronghold]

When you enter the Seeker's Stronghold, you'll meet Gash and he'll ask if you want the Seeker's to look after Azel (who passed out again at the end of Disc 3). No matter what you say, he'll win you round in the end. Just say Yes, it's quicker. You'll then go to the Seeker's Stronghold proper.

When you see the waterfall screen, just walk left until you reach a door. You'll go through it, and emerge on the upper floor of the stronghold. You'll see that Paet survived the Zoah destruction, so that's good.There are two important rooms here:

-The weaponsmith room, ran by Jared (the guy from Zoah, he made it out like Paet) (purple door)
-The Library, run by Zadoc the Compiler (green door)

The third room in the circle (brown door) is where Azel is being kept. Anyway, at some point around here you should see Gash. Go up to him and try to instigate a conversation. FMV starts up.

When the FMV finishes, go back through the corridors of the Seeker Stronghold back to the upper level again, then go and see Zadoc the compiler. He'll tell you that the Seekers are out to destroy something called *Sestren*, and that Gash wants you to string along for the ride. Typical. Anyway, there's a couple of books here. Search the bookshelves and you'll find Tower Report 3. Ask Zadoc about every topic he can talk about and at some point he'll give you a book called "Memory Report". Leave the room and go into Azel's room. Cue more FMV.



Zadoc the Complier is one of the most knowledgeable Seekers. He explains much about the Towers, Sestren, and the Drones from a Seeker perspective.

{--- Edge arrives at the Seekers' Stronghold ---}

About the 'Divine Visitor'

{Zadoc} We knew something would appear
{Zadoc} to free us from the Tower's will.
{Zadoc} It wasn't until recently that we
{Zadoc} discovered what would save us.
{Zadoc} Your dragon is our salvation.

About the Dragon

{Zadoc} Dragons were created to
{Zadoc} protect the Towers.
{Zadoc} But yours has a different purpose.
{Zadoc} He was created to destroy the
{Zadoc} Towers.

About Azel

{Zadoc} We must reactivate her carefully
{Zadoc} or she could die of shock.

About the Ancient Age

{Zadoc} The will of the Ancient Age
{Zadoc} still binds our world.

About the Monsters

{Zadoc} These monsters explicitly
{Zadoc} follow orders from the Towers.
{Zadoc} When they attack, it's best to
{Zadoc} be somewhere else.

About the Empire

{Zadoc} The Empire originated from a group
{Zadoc} of seekers who sought the power to
{Zadoc} destroy Sestren.
{Zadoc} As their power grew, they became
{Zadoc} corrupted by greed and they forgot
{Zadoc} their original purpose.
{Zadoc} It was this power that caused
{Zadoc} them to become evil.

About the Seekers

{Zadoc} We have villages similar to this one
{Zadoc} scattered throughout the world.
{Zadoc} Each village is an excavation site
{Zadoc} for researching the ancient ruins.

About Gash

{Zadoc} "Shadow Eye" is the title given to
{Zadoc} the one who leads this village.
{Zadoc} His potential and his identity are
{Zadoc} always hidden.

About the Town of Zoah

{Zadoc} I've researched the Guardian Fire.
{Zadoc} There's an ancient record of
{Zadoc} a similar find.
{Zadoc} Here, read this.

{Memory Report x1}

About the Town of Zoah

{Zadoc} I heard Paet of Zoah assembled an
{Zadoc} airship all by himself.
{Zadoc} That's an incredible feat for such
{Zadoc} a young man.

{--- Gash explains to Edge the Seekers' purpose ---}

About Sestren

{Zadoc} It's the place that controls all
{Zadoc} of the Towers.
{Zadoc} If your dragon can destroy Sestren,
{Zadoc} the world will be free from the
{Zadoc} evils of the Ancient Age.

About the Tower

{Zadoc} The Tower also acts as a
{Zadoc} path to Sestren.
{Zadoc} Azel is our only hope.

{--- Azel wakes up from unconsciousness ---}

About Azel

{Zadoc} In order to control the Towers,
{Zadoc} she was given superior intellect.
{Zadoc} As a side effect,
{Zadoc} she gained human emotions.

{--- Grig Orig attacks the Seekers' Stronghold ---}

About Grig Orig

{Zadoc} If you wish to attack Grig Orig,
{Zadoc} approach it from the forest.
{Zadoc} Watch out for the Arangata, they
{Zadoc} are tightening their air defenses.

About the Arangata

{Zadoc} Arangata are rooting themselves
{Zadoc} in the forest.
{Zadoc} If you fly above them, they'll
{Zadoc} block your path.
{Zadoc} If you attack their roots first,
{Zadoc} you will weaken them.

{--- Azel runs away from the Seeker's Stronghold ---}

About Azel

{Zadoc} Azel vanished during the battle.
{Zadoc} She is probably headed for Uru.
{Edge} What makes you say that?
{Zadoc} Uru is the origin of our world, and
{Zadoc} it's the homeland of the drones.
{Edge} Drones...
{Edge} Synthetic humans, like Azel?
{Zadoc} Actually, drones are not human,
{Zadoc} but you are correct.
{Zadoc} There is a drone plant buried
{Zadoc} deep beneath Uru.

About Azel

{Zadoc} She must return to the plant
{Zadoc} beneath Uru in order to survive.

About the Drones

{Zadoc} Creations of the Ancient Age
{Zadoc} appeared in the form of humans.
{Zadoc} They had the power to synchronize
{Zadoc} and control other creatures.

About the Empire

{Zadoc} The Emperor has died, and the
{Zadoc} Imperial fleet has been destroyed
{Zadoc} The Empire is now powerless...

About the Seekers

{Zadoc} The fires will continue to consume
{Zadoc} the forest for quite some time.
{Zadoc} It's dangerous to stay here.

{--- The Seekers abandon their village ---}

About the Monsters

{Zadoc} Monsters in the wild are fierce,
{Zadoc} mindless savages.
{Zadoc} The Tower can unleash monsters
{Zadoc} who attack as an organized force.
{Zadoc} the ones that attacked here.

About the Seekers

{Zadoc} The majority of the people have
{Zadoc} already abandoned the village.
{Zadoc} I will stay behind as long as you
{Zadoc} need me.



Chapter 18 - The Seekers' Stronghold

Zadoc: So, we finally meet ... Young dragon rider.

Edge: Who... are you?

Zadoc: I am Zadoc, the compiler. I've been studying the Ancient Age. Here, take this book. It contains records about the last dragon rider. He was Gash's master and the seeker who led this village.

Edge: Why are you giving this to me?

Zadoc: You should have it. Like him, you are also a dragon rider.

Did Gash tell you about the Towers?

Edge: sounds crazy.

Zadoc: I see. I understand your skepticism. It is also written that your dragon has the ability to destroy the Towers. That's why we've been watching you since you found the dragon.

The Towers are located throughout this world. To destroy them all, it would take centuries.

Edge: That's impossible...

Zadoc: When she was unearthed, we discovered her true purpose... Perhaps there is hope.

Edge: You mean Azel? What do you want with her? She must find the path to Sestren. It's our only chance. She must know how to get there.

Edge: Sestren?

Zadoc: The ancient records speak of a group of astral passages beyond our world that connects all of the Towers. These Towers are controlled by Sestren.

Edge: So Gash wants to destroy Sestren.

Zadoc: Exactly. If Azel leads the dragon to Sestren and the dragon destroys it, all of the towers will be destroyed.

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