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DIALOGUE
Eckhardt chants
[ECKHARDT CHANTS in Nephiliac Germ_Latin 2016]
2016

"ECKHARDT CHANTS in NEPHILAC
(whilst killing Luddick)
Nole-hiin fooay kar-allial.
Bar-kay kiim hatoo dem lama-llial.
Choonek ol gash-akoo fenn-aka-kee.
Sheeli-kar umi-nash okee-puhr chak.

OTHER CHANTS
(killing Von Croy)
German/Nephilac for  ‘Your usefulness is over.’      
“Dein nutzwert ist abgelaufen.”
“Ken-ack akee morgu.”

LARA
TRES PERIAPTI CONIUNCTI CUM IUSTITIAE
IGNE MALA CINGUNT
The three Periapts joined together burn (or glow) with righteous light to confine evil.

KURTIS
LUX VERITATIS MECUM
Light of truth be with me.
EX HOSTIUM VI MEA VIS MAIOR
The strength of my enemies empowers me."


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Kurtis dialogue v1
[KURTIS new LINES 2016-v2]
2016

"KURTIS new LINES 2016-07-05
 
‘I’m making Eckhardt my personal project. I owe him some harm.’
‘Heavy? Yeah I like heavy. Heavy works real good for me.
‘It’s a while since I’ve been called Heissturm. That’s a whole truck load of memories I don’t visit very often.’
‘I’ll be calling on the Prague Alchemist. There’s a tally to pay. A heavy one.’
‘Yeah, the Legion. Well, the name kinda stuck, Chasseur de Démon.
It works ok I guess. Dark just seems to follow me about.’
‘Mottoes? How about: Be informed. Go armed. Act mean. That do ya?’
‘Lara, oh boy. That’s one feisty lady, ain’t she!
If ever she asked me to bring her something nice I don’t know whether she means an alligator head or a tray of Michel Cluizel chocolates.’
‘Miss Croft? We bump into each other from time to time. I hear there’s some kind of event for her this year. That so? Hm. Well, I’m sure she’ll take that in her stride, ha ha!’"


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General additional dialogue
[GENERAL EXTRA lines #1]
2017

"GENERAL EXTRA/SPARE LINES:
This is just a rag bag untidy corner of collected odds & ends for use sometime, somewhere.

LARA –  ‘You sure made a mess of that Mr K. What’s the K for again; Keystone?’
LARA – ‘If you’re looking for thanks or approval all the time you’re in the wrong line of work Slick.’
About some not-so-bright baddy:
‘He sure isn’t an Oxford First.’

KURTIS - ‘Don’t go over-thinking this now. We don’t want you getting all top heavy.’
‘Gotcha there Cinders.’
‘Make it. Break it. Fix it. Nix it. It’s all the same in the end.’
‘She’s no respecter of the sanctity of reason.’

Gradually escalating list of superlatives:
  • Cool
  • Mega
  • Rad
  • Nitro
  • Ultra
  • Stainless
  • Platinum
  • Frosty
  • Titanium
  • Ferrilium"
                 

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Kurtis and Lara additional dialogue
[KURTIS-LARA new LINES 2017 -v 7]
2017
 
"LARA & KURTIS, A NEW MEETING. CAPPADOCIA. THE LOST DOMINION [ 2017]
 
SCENE A
Lara & Kurtis have just pulverized a contingent of Cabals nasties in a subterranean chamber complex. They stand staring at each other across the chaos of corpses, panting (but not too much…this is classic TR after all).
 
LARA - ‘So. You’re not as dead as your corpse trail indicated.’
KURTIS – ‘The rumours lied about you too, Princess. Good to see.’
LARA – ‘I guess this means we’re working together again, for a while, at least.’
KURTIS – ‘Not necessarily. We both do pretty good solo.’
LARA – ‘Uhuh.’  
 
Lara chambers another round and takes in the mess on the dust-strewn floor.
Kurtis swings the Chirugai flinging a spray of pink mist from the weapon (nothing adheres to the Sky Iron of the LV adept weapon). Lara turns towards one of the many narrow tunnel entrances.
 
KURTIS – ‘On the other hand…’  
Lara stops, looks back at him, expression in neutral.  
KURTIS - ‘…on the other hand, having someone watch your back might help you avoid the embarrassment of being killed again.’
LARA –  (deadpan) ‘Indeed. We both seem prone to that, on occasion.’
KURTIS – ‘Bad habit in our kinda business.’
LARA – ‘No kidding.’
 
Pause. Long pause. They both hold it, then laugh at the same time.
 
LARA – ‘It’s good to see you still active Disc Slinger.’
KURTIS – ‘You too - Miss Croft.’
LARA – ‘I’d say: we can’t keep meeting like this - but it seems we can’t avoid it.’
KURTIS – ‘Not something we’d want to make a habit of, of course. But it could have its advantages…I guess.’
LARA – ‘For you anyway.’ Laughs.  
 
Kurtis laughs too.
 
KURTIS – ‘Those were Cabal back there. Are you up to speed on what plates Eckhardt is spinning these days?’
LARA – ‘Sure. … The Cabal…’
KURTIS – ‘Speaking of whom, I heard Eckhardt was dead. Then I heard he wasn’t. He’s a hat full o’ grief, that one.’
LARA – ‘Goes with the territory I’d say. You die. You come back. You cause trouble. He’s done that before.’
KURTIS – ‘Don’t I know it. But it sounds like my kinda game.’
LARA – ‘Me too. Classic. In every sense.’
KURTIS – ‘Keeps things lively.’
LARA – ‘Ok, look, I’d love to stay here all day planning our next cocktail soiree but I’ve got some bad things to kill.’
KURTIS – ‘Oddly enough, me too. I’d say let’s do the cocktail thing later.’
LARA – ‘Oh much later. I’m not dressed for social.’
KURTIS – ‘I wouldn’t say that, but what do I know.’
LARA – ‘Exactly, so shut up.’
KURTIS – ‘Right now Cheer Leader. What say you take that well-lit tunnel on your left and I’ll go down this dark, fetid, eerie one packed full o’ bad things.’
 
No reply from Lara as she races down the eerie tunnel filled with distant roars and bad things. Ominous sounds of mayhem echo back, as does her voice.
 
LARA – ‘See you after I clear this little lot up.’
KURTIS – (sotto voce, smirking) ‘Didn’t think she’d fall for that one so easily. I draw the cushy number.’
LARA – (voice faint) ‘I heard that.’
KURTIS – (under his breath) ‘Thought ya would.’
LARA – ‘(even fainter) ‘And that.’
KURTIS – ‘Sonuva….!’
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IMPORTANT N.B.
They will never, ever, call each other by name. The level of chemistry-tension is obvious to everyone apart from themselves and is expressed in the taunts & faux antagonism they feel compelled to use when interacting.
Always they will use nicknames, insults - faint or otherwise, mock titles, abbreviations or masked criticisms, depending on the tension level of the moment. Their relationship is definitely more smacky, punchy than lovey dovey. .."
                 

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Kurtis and Lara nicknames
[KURTIS-LARA SLICKNAMES 2017 -v 3]
2017

"LARA KURTIS – NICKNAMES & name calling
Lara & Kurtis never, ever, call each other by name. The attraction-antagonism they feel compels them to use nicknames, insults - faint or otherwise, mock titles, abbreviations or masked criticisms.
 
Possibles:
  • Buckaroo
  • Buddy
  • Scout
  • Champ
  • Roger
  • Skipper
  • Jock
  • Cuffs
  • Slick
  • Jockster
  • Slugger
  • Cowboy
  • Chief
  • Sport
  • Ranger
  • Tiger
  • Cap
  • Trooper
  • Hipster
  • Whippy
  • Trigger
  • Ace
  • Tiara Miss
  • Bo Diddly
  • Cheer Leader
  • Dude
  • Quiff Boy
  • Teach
  • Boots
  • Einstein
  • Amigo
  • ..."
                              
 

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Kurtis dialogue v2
[KURTIS ONE LINERS short list]
2019

"KURTIS ONE LINERS – Short list

“Hm, the Prague Alchemist just made top of my personal project list. Time to drop in and dish out some long overdue retribution.”
I’m making Eckhardt my personal project. I owe him some harm.’
‘That’s my idea of a good time, trading injuries.’
‘Indications are that the Prague Alchemist has relocated to Anatolia.
Think I’ll drop in. Swot up my Turkish. S.W.A.T. up his action.’
‘I’ll be calling on the Prague Alchemist. There’s a tally to pay. A heavy one.’
‘Mottoes? How about: Be informed. Go armed. Act mean. That do ya?’
“That’s gotta be my demon quotient for the day … uhoh… perhaps not.”
‘That’s my idea of a good time, trading injuries.’"
                 

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Kurtis Latin chants
[KURTIS LATIN chants _ invocations 2019]
2019

"KURTIS’ LATIN-TYPE CHANTS OR PHRASES
Kurtis’s LV Latin is a synthetic mix, a hybrid of Latin and Greek with loan words taken from a variety of ancient languages; archaic Arabic, High German, Old French and others. This created language was the Lux Veritatis’ way of obscuring its inner secrets.

WHEN INVOKING PSYCHIC POWERS. THESE THREE LINES CAN RUN TOGETHER FOR GENERAL EFFECT OR:
“Luceat eais in materia virentis.” -
“Volare incipit ab initio ad scopus.” - whilst controlling the flying Blade or
using  farseeing ability.
“ Maxima vires ad incrementum.” - when boosting psychic strength, doing
double   jumps or anything involving strength.

OTHER LATIN STYLE WORDS & PHASES
Ita vero (‘Sure thing’ or ‘That’s cool’)

LOW CHANT WHEN SEEING IN THE DARK.
Lux Veritatis mecum.
Light of truth be with me.

LOW CHANT WHEN ABSORBING ENEMIES’ ENERGY.
Ex hostium vi mea vis maior.
The strength of my enemies empowers me.

BATTLE CRIES OR WHEN JUMPING
Let’s finish this quickly. Blade!
Let’s finish this quickly. Chirugai!
Vires! (strength)
Vires incrementum!
Maxima vires!
Levitatis! (flight)
Occularis! (sight)
Lamina! (Blade)
Chirugai! (Blade)"
 
                 
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Rouzic quote - multi languages
[ROUZIC QUOTE - multi languages]
2021

"Quote from Luther Rouzic (The Illusionist.) Librarian Honorarium at Prague city archives
Also: Archiviste Sinistre of the Vault of Trophies at the Strahov Complex in Prague

"EVERYTHING WORTH HAVING OR KNOWING IS ALREADY RECORDED...IF ONE KNOWS WHERE TO LOOK ... AND HAS THE RESOURCES TO DIG DEEP ENOUGH."

Swedish: "Allt som är värt att ha eller veta är redan registrerat ... om man vet var man ska se ... och har resurser till att gräva djupt nog"
Norwegian: "ALT verdt å ha eller vite er allerede registrert... hvis man vet hvor man skal lete ... og har ressurser til å grave dypt nok"
Hebrew: כל הראוי שיהיה ברשותנו או בידיעתנו כבר מתועד... אם מישהו יודע היכן לחפש...ויש לו המשאבים לחפורמספיק עמוק.
German: " ALLES WAS MAN HABEN ODER WISSEN SOLLTE, WURDE BEREITS AUFGENOMMEN ... WENN EINER WEIß WO ZU SUCHEN IST ... UND HAT DIE RESSOURCEN UM AUSREICHEND TIEF ZU GREIFEN."
Russian: "ВСЁ ЧЕМ СТÓИТ ОБЛАДАТЬ ИЛИ ЗНАТЬ УЖЕ ЗАПИСАНО ...ЕСЛИ КТО-ТО ЗНАЕТ ГДЕ ИСКАТЬ ... И ОБЛАДАЕТ РЕСУРСАМИ КОПНУТЬ ДОСТАТОЧНО ГЛУБОКО."
Dutch: "Alles dat het waard is om te hebben of te weten is al bekend...indien men weet waar men moet zoeken...en men de middelen heeft om diep genoeg te graven.""
 
                 
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