Plot: Machova Village is located in the American Midwest, approximately forty kilometres north-west of Raccoon City, at the northern most point of the Arklay Mountains. It is quite a small village, consisting of a population of approximately fifty civilians, living amongst a dozen houses. The village is particularly isolated from the rest of the United States, its houses being in a considerably dilapidated condition.
The recent murders that have occurred in the Arklay Mountains, now force S.T.A.R.S. officer Jill Valentine to report back early for duty, during the middle of her vacation. On her return back, she is suddenly involved in a collision with a runaway car, that is soon discovered to be carrying the corpse of its driver. On closer inspection he appears to have been mauled by some animal...
Illustration: The first concept design by Isao Ōishi of his 'Jill Morrison' character, later renamed Jill Valentine, conceived with a biography, bestowed instead on Rebecca Chambers, as Oishi developed his SWAT concepts into the finalised STARS cast of characters; hence the reference to Bravo Team medic, (notice the correction from alpha to beta). This original concept sketch has never been publicly published, and comes presented with our exclusive translation by native Japanese site translator Yuki:
Jill Morrison / Name : Jill / Sex : Female / Age : 21 / Blood Type : O / Height : 168cm Weight : 51.3kg / Speciality : infiltration / Hobby : Horse riding, Piano, Ninjutsu
First officer of SWAT A Team.
An intelligent female who graduated from Princeton University at the age of 17.
She joined the squad for her knowledge in bio-chemistry which she was researching.
With her beautiful appearance & impressive education, she may give-off an unapproachable air, that she is not aware of.
She is competitive but has a caring reputation at the station, like an angel, when others are injured.
Illustration: Revised concept design by Isao Ōishi of his 'Jill Morrison' character, now renamed Jill Valentine, and bestowed an amended biography more befitting a strong female lead. This original concept sketch has never been publicly published, and comes presented with our exclusive translation by native Japanese site translator Yuki:
Jill Valentine / Position: Rear Security / Hobby: Horse riding, playing piano
With my vehicle now lost, I consequently had to walk for over thirty minutes, to the nearest village, so that once there I could call for some assistance. I soon encountered a small village, on the northern edge of the
Arklay Mountains. There was one stone bridge separating this village from the
national freeway. As I began to cross over, I soon noticed a strange location that seemed lost to
time. Griminess, intermixed with a collection of desolate ruins…
A crow squawks. Footsteps can be heard in the streets.
Jill: Is there no one here?
Jill sees a child who tries to hide.
Jill: Huh? Wait! Please… come out. You’re a good child.
The child comes to Jill.
Jill: Good boy. I want you to tell me, is there a place where I can borrow a phone?
Boy: Are you… a friend?
A girl calls out to the boy.
The girl runs to Toby.
Sister: Don’t talk to strangers!
Jill: Wait, I’m just trying to…
Jill: The older sister was glaring at me sharply. They were the first two humans I saw at Machova Village.
The Second Night – At the Village Funeral
Reverend: Our Father, who art in heaven... Jonathan Peasley. Arthur Manlo. George Bennett. May they rest in peace. Amen.
Man: Oh… Oh no!
Reverend: Mr. Regan. We are in the middle of a funeral.
Regan: I know, Reverend. An unfamiliar young woman has arrived at the village.
Illustration: Original sketch for the Spencer estate graveyard
Reverend: What are you talking about, Regan?!
Regan: One unknown person has appeared in this village, Chief.
Villager 1: Why now?
Village 2: No way! We need to investigate!
The villagers are speaking amongst themselves in shock.
Regan: Chief, what do we do?
The villagers are still chatting among themselves regarding the situation. Creepy music plays. The scene shifts back over to Jill, Toby and his sister.
Jill: Hey, don’t make a scared face like that. All I want to do is ask a few questions.
Sister: No, Toby.
A door opens.
Mother: Lorraine, Toby, come inside! Toby, get in!
The kids begin to run back towards their house.
Jill: Wait! *sigh* Why won’t anyone talk to me?
Church bells ring and footsteps can be heard approaching Jill.
Man 1: You… who are you?
Jill: I’m not a suspicious person. I’m Jill Valentine from Raccoon City. On the road, I…
Man 2: A police officer…
Man 1: Officer… what brings you here?
Jill: I’m not here to investigate. I got into an accident on the freeway, so I wanted to borrow a phone. That, and the driver who died in the accident was probably from this village. Can someone confirm…?
Man 2: If it’s a phone you need, then there’s one in the police box just up ahead. It’s to your left.
Jill: A police box? Thanks.
The men suddenly begin to walk away.
Jill: Hey, wait! Hmm. Well, whatever.
Jill begins to walk away as she hears crows cawing.
Jill: What terrible voices.
Jill continues to walk when she runs into the police box.
She knocks on the door.
Jill: Uh… Uh, I’d like to borrow the telephone. May I?
She sees someone in the distance. The person makes ruffling noises.
Jill: Hey! Are you an officer too? Hey! I’d like to ask you something. Can you come over here?
The person does not respond.
Jill: Ugh, fine. I’ll just use it myself.
She finds the phone.
Jill: A rotary-dial phone? I shouldn’t be surprised.
Jill dials the phone. The number rings and someone answers.
Jill: Hello! This is Jill. Get me in touch with Captain Wesker, please. Hello? Huh! What?! This thing just bit off the telephone line!
The zombie moans and Jill screams.
Jill: What is this thing? It’s not just its face. Its whole body is decomposing.
Jill tries to shoot the zombie three times.
Jill: It’s not working!
She shoots it once more, and it falls to the ground. Jill is panting.
Jill: What was that thing? What kind of bad joke is this? Calm down, Jill Valentine. Calm down. Remember the basics. First, understand the situation. I should investigate!
The Fourth Night - Reverend Simmons’s Church
Gunshots are heard in the village. Zombies are heard moaning. A zombie bites Jill.
Simmons: Over here!
Footsteps are heard.
Simmons: To the church!
More footsteps can be heard.
Simmons: Okay, everyone inside! Hurry!
Zombies are heard moaning. Wolves can be heard howling. They eventually make it inside.
Jill: People are still outside. We’ve got to help them!
Wilson: Sorry, but if you want to die, then be my guest! It’s impossible with that many of them.
Simmons: Jill… It’s unfortunate but it can’t be helped.
Village Chief: How many of us made it here?
Simmons: Chief, Wilson, Curtis, and then Jill and myself, which makes five of us. All we have is Curtis’ shotgun.
Curtis: It’s out of ammo.
Jill: I only have a small number of magazines for my Beretta.
Simmons: First, let’s split up and block the entrance. After that, let’s find objects that can be used as weapons.
Jill: Okay. There’s a map of the church.
Simmons: Ah, here.
Jill begins looking at the map for spots to investigate.
Jill: Okay, Wilson and Chief, you investigate here and there. Curtis, you look over here. Simmons, please cover this area. And I’ll cover this area. Alright, let’s get moving. Be quick!
Village Chief: Okay.
Simmons: Jill… just as I expected. You can move very quickly.
Jill: You’re joking?
Simmons: Not joking.
Simmons: Be careful.
Jill begins exploring one part of the church and talks to herself.
Jill: The basics of investigation. Stay calm and understand the situation.
Jill runs around the church, opening doors. A clock is heard in the background. She eventually reaches her destination.
Illustration: Original first set of sketches for the Spencer Mansion
Jill: What is this? It’s like a medieval torture chamber… What’s up with this village?
Jill explores the room and sees gruesome sights.
Jill: Where am I?
A door opens, startling Jill.
Illustration: Original first set of sketches for the Spencer Mansion
Jill continues exploring, and hears the calls of someone’s voice. The person sounds like he’s dying.
Jill: Curtis! Curtis, hang on! What happened? Huh… bite marks. You’ve been bitten! Is the perpetrator in here? Where is everyone else? I need to find Simmons.
The scene shifts to Toby and Lorraine, who are still hiding in the closet. They hear a woman’s voice outside, faintly.
Woman: *panting* Phew. The back door is secure now.
The woman disappears again. Toby & Lorraine continue to hide in the closet.
Toby: Sister, what’s happening to everyone in the village?
Lorraine: I don’t know. But God will… Saint Havaojes will help us.
Toby: Mother told us not to say that name.
Lorraine: Mother is a person from the city. It’s as Father was always saying: Saint Havaojes is the controller of the universe… Shhh!
Footsteps can be heard. The woman from earlier wanders into the room, where she sees a figure.
Woman: You… you’re okay! …wait, why is your face…?
The person turns out to be a zombie and attacks the woman.
The woman is bitten and killed. The zombie then goes away. The kids are still in the closet, scared.
The scene then shifts. Jill is still exploring the church.
Village Chief: In this village, there are those who turn, and those who do not turn. I finally understand… what the difference is.
Jill: What do you mean?
Village Chief: Exactly one month before the Festival of Saint Havaojes, 24 villagers climbed the mountain to perform a certain ceremony.
Jill: A certain ceremony?
Village Chief: *laughs maniacally* Right. That’s right! That’s…
Jill: What’s wrong? What happened on the mountain?
Village Chief: Not me! I don’t want to become one of them!
The Village Chief gets his gun ready.
Village Chief: I don’t have any desire to become one of them! I…
The Village Chief shoots himself.
The Seventh Night: The Ceremony of Saint Havaojes
The Chief falls to the floor, dead.
Jill: What just happened? Have those things not broken into here yet?
The door opens.
Simmons: Jill! I just heard a gunshot! *gasp* Chief!
Jill: He killed himself.
Simmons: Chief… why?
Jill: Tell me first… Wilson. What happened in the chapel?
Simmons: I don’t know, either. When I returned to the chapel, no one was there. I went to search for them, but when I came back, I saw that Curtis was killed. Wilson and the Chief weren’t there, either.
Jill: That means the inside of the church isn’t safe, either.
Simmons: Yeah… but…
Jill: I thought about it, and instead of our current plan of action, I think we better fight back against them.
Simmons: Fight back against them from here?
Jill: There’s tractor gasoline behind here, right? Let’s lead those things into the chapel and then light them on fire.
Simmons: However, how do we ignite it?
Jill: If we have a timed ignition device, we can make one quickly. If we connect it an extension, we can escape into the basement. We don’t have much ammo. This is our only chance to defeat them.
Simmons: Understood. Let’s try it.
Jill: I’ll get the gasoline. Check the entrance and exit one more time. We have to find Wilson!
The scene shifts. Jill gets the gasoline outside.
Jill: Got it.
Jill walks back towards the chapel. She returns inside. She sees a room and looks inside.
Jill: This room… This… they’re dead.
She investigates the room.
Jill: It’s my lucky day! Shotgun ammo!
Illustration: Original first set of sketches for the Spencer Mansion
Jill: Wait… that sound? You brought that snake here?
Wilson: *laughs* Yes. The entire world is going to transform! *laughs maniacally*
Wilson runs away.
Jill: Wilson! You two wait here!
Someone can be heard screaming.
Wilson talks into the room.
Jill: Wilson! Oh no!
Simmons: Jill. Thank you. You did a good job finding those kids.
Jill: Simmons… What are you saying?
Lorraine and Toby: Father!
Jill: You’re… their children?
The Eighth Night – The Escape… And Yet Again
Jill: Simmons… why are you…?
Simmons: Five years ago, the devil worship as documented in my great-grandfather’s report. When I heard that it remained in this village, I was elated. As someone who had doubts about faith in God, I felt that this place validated my beliefs.
Simmons: I brought my wife and children here. We cut off communication with the outside world. And then, I educated Toby and Lorraine about the faith of this place.
Jill: Your wife and kids were the ones trapped here?
Simmons: Based on my great-grandfather’s research, I managed to reenact the old ceremony. The villagers were happy to make me into a priest that supported the ceremony of the devil. *laughs*
Jill: *gasp* That means you ended up drinking the blood of the snake! So… the one who killed Curtis was…
Simmons: Ah. I was surprised, too. It granted me power. I didn’t realize it would feel that good to transform into one of them. I realized this when I transformed myself. This is physical strength given to our bodies by Havaojes!
Jill: You’ve gone insane!
Simmons: The Village Chief was a fool, as well. He saw how I changed and should have been enlightened. Instead, he died rejecting it.
Simmons: Now… Lorraine, Toby, come here.
Lorraine and Toby shriek. Simmons attempts to take them, but begins to mutate.
Simmons: You two will take the blood of the snake, as well!
The kids begin to scream as Simmons moves toward them.
Jill points her gun at Simmons.
Jill: Don’t get any closer!
Simmons: That gun won’t have any effect on me!
Simmons continues mutating.
Lorraine: Father!!! *screams*
Jill shoots Simmons multiple times, but she runs out of ammo. Simmons continues his assault on the children, who continue to scream.
Lorraine: Toby!!! STOP!!!
Simmons grabs Toby.
Lorraine: *shrieks* Let him go!!!
Jill begins shooting Simmons with the Shotgun before he finally falls.
Simmons: Curtis’ Shotgun… it was supposed to be out of ammo.
Jill: I found ammo in your room.
Simmons: Sarah had been keeping it… Well then…
Toby and Lorraine: Father!
Simmons dies, but the rest of the zombies finally break through then door.
Jill: Don’t wait up! Run!
The zombies break in, causing Lorraine to scream.
They start running passed some zombies and through a door.
Jill: Show me where the boat is!
The children are too upset to respond.
Jill: Lorraine! Keep it together!!! Remain calm… understand the situation… make the best judgement and then act. Those are the basics. No matter what situation.
Jill: Please lead me to it.
Jill: Alright. Good girl.
They run towards a ladder leading to the boat.
They climb down the ladder and explore an underground area. They get on the boat and begin to ride away. Jill looks at her watch.
Jill: It’s time.
An explosion is heard in the distance. Zombie moans can be heard amidst the fire.
Jill: Okay. We’re safe now. Let’s ride the boat downstream until we get back to town. Get some sleep now.
Toby: Sister… during his final moments, Father… he was calling Mother’s name.
The scene shifts. Jill is still recording the events at Machova Village in the safe room of the Spencer Mansion.
Jill finishes on the typewriter.
Jill: Time to continue my investigation!
She opens the door, encounters a zombie and begins shooting...
Translation: CVXFreak & Yuki
Special Thanks: BSAArklay, TheOracleDragon, YuanThe11th, USSCommand, George Trevor, GabrielsAngel and CosmicVirus.