Tomb Raider 4 Cutscene Transcripts - Alexandria

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Only the cutscenes with dialogue have been transcribed here. All of the cinematics are included in GoldfishGam3r's HD TR4 cinematics on YouTube. The 'video' links below point to the relevant section of GG's video.

LEVEL 13: ALEXANDRIA (FMV in middle of level) [video]

First we see exterior of Jean-Yves's building, then various details of his study—statuary on display, his eyeglasses, a paper press and microscope—then the man himself, seated at his desk. He turns at the sound of a door opening.

Jean-Yves: Lara, you are alive. I feared for you. What..?

Lara: Von Croy has the amulet.

Jean-Yves: Ah, this is bad. But he doesn't yet have the armor. There is still time to prepare for Seth.

Lara: Jean, I'm tired. Give a girl a break.

Jean-Yves: My dear, when all this is over you can retire. But now we must move swiftly. My men dive in the bay for remnants of Cleopatra's lost palaces.

Lara: Cleopatra?

Jean-Yves: Yes, she realized the armor's significance and had it brought here. Some was subsequently scattered but....

Lara: And where would you recommend I start looking?

Jean-Yves: In the catacombs under Alexandria. My diggers have unearthed chambers connected to the Great Library. This would hold the true location of Cleopatra's palaces. We have yet to find a way in, but you....

Lara: Take me there.

Jean-Yves: There is a problem.

Lara: Von Croy.

Jean-Yves: Yes. His dig is expanding, crossing many of my own tunnels. Of course, my men would no longer work when Von Croy's thugs appeared on the scene.

Lara: Time to introduce myself to Werner's loyal workforce.

Jean-Yves: First you must get into the catacombs. Von Croy has them completely sealed up, and I fear he will soon have the armor.

Lara: Over my dead body.

Jean-Yves: This I fear also. I shall wait here for you. Return if you feel I can help in any way. Good luck, Lara. I fear you may need it.

Lara: I make my own luck.

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Revisiting Jean-Yves in Alexandria

There is one major cutscene in this level (above), but if you return to visit Jean-Yves at various points during the other Alexandria levels, Lara will speak to him again. These encounters are transcribed below. You can also download PC save files made just before each of these cutscenes, thanks to Eldin.

First bonus cutscene (shown if you revisit Jean-Yves before entering the EGYPTIAN ADVENTURE area in COASTAL RUINS) [video]

Jean-Yves is working at his desk. Lara sits in a chair and puts her feet up on the desk.

Jean-Yves: More information, oui? I believe some of the armor could be here in the town. A local collector had a small exhibition and was rumored to own a piece. It's hard to say if this is true. The man was a fool. A while back he vanished, leaving the exhibition boarded up. So if Von Croy hasn't got to it, perhaps this would be the place to begin.

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Second bonus cutscene (shown if you revisit Jean-Yves after entering the EGYPTIAN ADVENTURE area in COASTAL RUINS but before the CATACOMBS) [video]

Jean-Yves is standing at the bookcase. Lara leans against it and listens.

Jean-Yves: Lara, I've been doing some reading and it is highly probable that some of the armor is hidden down in the catacombs themselves. But you must take care. Word of Von Croy's men fleeing the tunnels has reached me. Seth's apparitions have begun to move into the city, gathering at the ancient sites. You must hurry and find the library.

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Third bonus cutscene (shown if you revisit Jean-Yves in ALEXANDRIA between the TEMPLE OF POSEIDON and the LOST LIBRARY) [video]

When Lara enters Jean-Yves' office she will find him seated at the small table on the left. Lara approaches Jean-Yves from behind and touches his shoulder to get his attention. He turns toward her and she leans against the table as he speaks.

Jean-Yves: Greetings, Lara. Remember, somewhere in the library will be the means to guide you to the location of Cleopatra's Palaces. Von Croy will not know you have found the library yet, but I have heard—through connections—that he has hired new local help and is doubly searching for another way in. For the moment we have the advantage, but I fear that we must move quickly if we are to stay ahead. Remember, the great library was very much like a university to ancient Alexandria. It will be full of knowledge, puzzles, and invention. You will need quick wits to get through. Good luck, my friend.

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Lara enters a reading room and begins perusing the scrolls scattered on the floor. She hears a sound an looks around, sensing that she's not alone. Then she begins to read one of the scrolls.

Lara (reading): The tablet was returned to the sands that spawned it, beneath the citadel...

Semerkhet (voice over): ...of Saladin in ancient Cairo, foretelling the time in the distant millennia when the stars of Orion come together, the ceremony is performed, and Seth entombed.

Lara looks up as Von Croy and three of his assassins enter.

Von Croy: Hello, my dear. Another unannounced visit. I see you have found the scroll we unearthed. Interesting reading, ja?

Lara: Only interesting if you know what it refers to.

Von Croy: Yes, yes. Quite correct, my dear. The armor on its own is no more than a curiosity. But with the amulet and the ceremonial tablet, it becomes an important historical artifact predating the Bible by centuries.

Lara: There is more at stake here than the sum of the pieces, Von Croy. Ever heard of Armageddon? Unpleasant, even by your standards.

Von Croy: Rebinding the spirit of Seth, putting the armor on the statue at midnight at the turn of the millennium, so on and such like. I was never a believer in this magical hocus pocus.

Lara makes her escape with a daring leap off the balcony.

Von Croy: Fools! After her!

As the assassins pursue Lara, Von Croy escapes through a secret panel in the wall.

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Fourth bonus cutscene (shown if you revisit Jean-Yves in ALEXANDRIA before entering PHAROS, TEMPLE OF ISIS) [video]

Jean-Yves is standing before his desk. He is about to reach for the bottle when he hears Lara enter. He turns around, bumping into the chair.

Jean-Yves: Ah, Lara, you have most truly put Von Croy's nose out of joint this time. If events were less catastrophic, I would be very happy. As it is, we must now be even more careful. He will become more desperate and thus more dangerous. Be on your guard. Use the artifact to get into Cleopatra's palaces and find the rest of the armor. Tread carefully now...and not too much sightseeing, hmm?

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Lara arrives back in Alexandria after nightfall only to find Jean-Yves's study ransacked and her friend missing. There's a note on the table held fast with the point of a dagger. She picks up the paper and begins to read.

Von Croy (voice over): Congratulations! You survived to fight another day. I trust that you now have all the armor. Jean-Yves shall be escorting us to Cairo—not entirely of his own free will, I admit. A simple trade: his life for the Armor of Horus. Do not take too long thinking it over. Yours apologetically, Werner.

Lara sets off for Cairo on her friend's motorcycle. Meanwhile, Von Croy and his band speed across the desert but are soon set upon by a plague of locusts. As he drives through the swarm, Von Croy shows his true colors. Apparently he and Seth have become quite close. (So there is something to all that "magical hocus pocus" after all.)

By the time Lara reaches the walls of the city, Von Croy's people are already there. She sees the burning remnants of the helicopters outside.

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