What's a fanlisting?
According to TFL.org, a fanlisting is "a
web clique that lists fans of a particular subject. Unlike most web cliques, a person does not need a
web site in order to join. Fans from around the world submit their information to their approved
fanlisting and they are then listed to show their love for the subject."
What is Secret of Mana?
Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) is a Super Nintendo video game created by Squaresoft.
It is an action RPG, combining real-time battle elements with RPG elements. The story focuses on a
young boy who must save the world by restoring Mana, the live essence of the world. He is soon joined
by a girl who wants to save her lover and an amnesiac sprite who must discover its true identity.
Though the story sounds a bit cliche, it is unexpectedly tragic. Here is the story as told in the
Secret of Mana game manual:
My friends, I come to you today to tell you what you must know to fulfill your quest and save our world.
I have little time. Long ago, when the ancient ones grew powerful and used the energy of Mana to
threaten the gods, they were struck down in violence and terror. A great hero wielded the might Sword
of Mana to destroy the civilization of the ancient ones. After that, peace returned to our troubled
world, and the Mana energy that gives us all was again in balance.
The Sword of Mana was buried in a rock and placed in a stream to guard a nearby village. There, it
patiently rested until the day it was pulled free by you, young man. You are the one being who can
release the Sword's power and restore the Mana to our once more endangered world. You have been born
to seek out our enemies, who threaten the eight Seeds of Mana. If they succeed in breaking the seals
that guard those Seeds, they will bend the power of Mana to evil and ravage our world. It is Mana
that fills us and surrounds us, nourishing all life, balancing the good and evil forces of nature.
If it should be twisted and overwhelmed by dark forces, most of our world would be annihilated.
Whatever survived would be hideously warped beyond recognition.
A vision has shown me that you are the ancient hero our land, returned to us again in our great
time of need. On the pages that follow I wrote down all that I know. You must take this book
with you as you travel, and refer to it when you forget what I say.
Seek out the eight Palaces of our world. Long ago, one Mana Seed was set in each Palace and its
power used to seal the Palace off from all danger. But now the forces of evil besiege the Palaces
and are breaking down the seals to steal the Seeds. You must find the eight Seeds and seal their
power so you can use it. When you touch a Mana Seed, its Orb transfers to you, and you become
stronger. Only then will you be able to wipe away the smear of evil that darkens our world. Do
not despair, and never give up hope. Combine sword skill and magic arts. Return the Energy Orbs
to the Tree of Mana and restore balance to our world.
You must succeed, Or we are all surely lost...
This fanlisting was originally created in April 28th, 2003 and run by Noelle. She adopted it to me in January 2008. The current layout is by Noelle.