Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Reports List
|Location ||Ventus gets this as soon as he leaves Land of Departure at the very beginning of his chapter.
Please accept my deepest gratitude for the invitation to witness
your pupils' accession to the office of true Keyblade Master. It
was a heavy mantle our Master placed upon your shoulders in naming
you Successor, but you have nonetheless persevered and raised two
Masters yourself. I know it cannot have been easy.
I did you terrible harm in the past over a petty difference in
opinion, and just a few years ago selfishly thrust my own burdens
upon you. I think of you like a younger brother, and yet, fool that
I am, I have never availed myself of countless opportunities to
apologize or thank you for opening your home to the boy. Yet not
once have you blamed me; on the contrary, here you are inviting me
to such an important ceremony. I intend to be there to offer you
all my blessings.
Our Master chose his heir wisely. Ours is a bizarrely ironic task
-- to watch over the light from the shadows -- but in the face of
that, the warmth in your heart and unfailing dedication to the
light impress me to no end.
I have taken to wandering the world, and seen much darkness hiding
in the light. Lately, I fear it has taken a turn for the worse.
Perhaps Yen Sid has already told you about the Unversed? These
fledgling emotions derive from negativity, and I can now sense
their presence in nearly every world.
And on the topic of darkness we must speak of another matter that
concerns me, one related to the upcoming ceremony. When I visited
several years ago, your pupil Terra drew my attention. His power is
immense, to be sure, but within his heart I could see darkness just
waiting to be awakened. I know this is none of my business, but I
have reservations about welcoming Terra as a true Keyblade Master
wothout taking certain precautions. The traditional examination,
perhaps, to see if he has the Mark of Mastery? The choice is yours,
and I will humbly respect your decision.
Take care. I eagerly await our long overdue reunion.
|Xehanort's Report 01
|Location ||Ventus can get this from a treasure chest in Deep Space's Launch Deck.
Much time has passed since I left the home of my youth behind, and
in the myriad worlds I have since visited, I have gained much
knowledge. On these pages, I intend to record a portion of that
knowledge, and put the course of my life to paper.
Upon reflection, my life underwent the most considerable sea-change
when I arrived at that place. Yes, it began when I found a Master,
and another I would later call my brother -- when I found a new
Then there was the Keyblade. For what purpose was it begotten, and
by whom? During my training as one of its wielders, the percepts
offered a clear answer: the Keyblade existed so that we who watched
over the light could protect the world from the shadows.
But was that the TRUE answer? Could there not be more to it than
that? My heart sought knowledge, and so sometimes I visited other
worlds -- though such travel was forbidden unless duty required --
and found what my heart sought.
|Xehanort's Report 02
|Location ||Terra gets this after completing Radiant Garden.
Our Master instructed us to don armor while traveling between
worlds, so that we might shield ourselves from the darkness, But
there, in the Lanes Between, I could feel the force of it -- the
power -- and from then on, I forwent my armor's "protection." I
had been told the darkness would devour me, but what terrors could
it possibly hold, so long as I found the strength to control it?
The world is vast -- and the worlds within the greater World,
uncountable. Like little islands, they dot a great Ocean Between
which keeps them ignorant of each other, uncorrupted.
Each world has its own order. Unlike us, they could not know of
the World in its entirety, and we were never to enlighten them.
|Xehanort's Report 03
|Location ||Aqua gets this from a treasure inside Merlin's House at Radiant Garden.
In ancient times, no such buffers kept the larger World divided:
there were no walls of light enclosing each smaller world the way
they do today. Nothing prevented one from physically interfering
with the next.
At that time, the World was filled with light, and a great many
Keyblade wielders. But without buffers, the worlds began to
squabble over ownership of the light. You see, they learned of the
Keyblade's true use. War broke out as each of Keyblade wielders
struggled to lay claim to an almighty entity known as Kingdom
Kingdom Hearts could be described as an aggregate of hearts. Worlds
too, have hearts, just like people; each world's heart is
concealed from sight, beyond a hidden door. By gathering all the
hearts of all the worlds in a single place, one may complete
|Xehanort's Report 04
|Location ||Aqua gets this just before unlocking the Keyblade Graveyard.
And when Kingdom Hearts is complete, it is said the one who opens
its door will bring about the creation of the Next World. Such a
feat is above any human. Or to put it a different way: whoever
opens that door will be reborn as something far greater than human.
Light and darkness are two sides of the same coin: without
darkness, there is no light. The Keyblade wielders' great war over
Kingdom Hearts was fought by defenders of the light, servants of
darkness, those who sought to reconcile the two, and those
motivated by nothing more than lust or power. A whole spectrum of
thought was swept into the conflict, and the worlds that did not go
to war found the war brought to them. In the end the whole World
was cast into darkness.
That was how the ancient Keyblade War drew to a close. To this day,
no one has ever managed to open the door to Kingdom Hearts.
Some time later, the little light that remained in the hearts of
the few gave rise to the World we know today: one made of many
worlds behind just as many walls, so that the Keyblade War would
not be repeated.
|Xehanort's Report 05
|Location ||Terra gets this after clearing Arena match 5: Sinister Sentinels in Mirage Arena.
At present, the lanes and corridors that run between the worlds may
only be traversed by us Keyblade wielders, and those who have given
themselves over to the darkness.
As the former, our duty is to cross the chasms between worlds and
guard against the latter, whose darkness corrupts and contaminates,
so that no world need ever be lost again.
Few Keyblade wielders remain now; I have heard of but a handful of
others outside my circle. But the World is vast, and more of kind
may be out there.
Now, in addition to the realm of light in which we reside, there is
also a realm of darkness, and the realm between which connects the
two. The realm of darkness is most forbidden; I am told none who
set foot there have ever returned.
|Xehanort's Report 06
|Location ||Aqua gets this after clearing Enchanted Dominion.
There are three families of Keyblades: the Keyblades of light we
wield, Keyblades of darkness, and Keyblades of heart.
The first and second families differ only in origin; Keyblades of
darkness are found in the realm of darkness, and are counterparts
to the Keyblades we use in the realm of light.
The third type of key, the Keyblade of heart, came into existence
when the World was reorganized after the Keyblade War. Without this
key, Kingdom Hearts is forever beyond a person's reach. Only by
gathering together seven hearts of pure light -- hearts completely
devoid of darkness -- may one forge a Keyblade of heart and open
the door to Kingdom Hearts.
And, as stated before, opening this door arguably gives that person
control over all worlds and all people.
|Xehanort's Report 07
|Location ||Automatically obtained after completing Aqua's chapter.
I have uncovered the Keyblade's ultimate mystery. You see, besides
the three families of Keyblades, there is another "Key Blade".
While it may sound the same when spoken, it is notated uniquely:
"X-blade". And make no mistake, while it resembles a normal
Keyblade, it is something altogether different.
Keyblades are said to be man-made counterparts to Kingdom Hearts.
The X-blade, however, coexists with Kingdom Hearts.
It is only forged when two hearts of equal power intersect -- one
heart of pure darkness, one heart if pure light. At the time of its
forging, Kingdom Hearts appears. It must be noted, though, that
this Kingdom Hearts is special. Unlike the Kingdoms brought about
forcibly and artificially through the collection of hearts, THIS
Kingdom Hearts is a perfect and complete union of ALL the worlds'
hearts. Surely it was over this that the ancient Keyblade War was
If so, the walls that divide the worlds today are of little
consequence. With the X-blade, all their hearts could be instantly
reunited -- and the Keyblade War refought.
|Xehanort's Report 08
|Location ||Terra gets this after defeating Master Eraqus in Land of Departure.
My brother pupil Eraqus thinks only in absolutes. He has persuaded
himself that light is the only way, but forgets that light cannot
exist without shadow. I believe a balance of light and darkness is
what sustains our World, but too much of the darkness has been
stamped out, disrupting that balance. Someone must tear down this
tyranny of light and reorganize the World around the darkness
which then creeps back in.
Eraqus and I did not see eye to eye. I left, and wandered the World
This was perhaps the first time I felt truly free since that day I
departed my boyhood home. But free to do what? I had already shown
the Mark and become a Keyblade Master -- but having been passed
over as successor, all that remained to me was the road of teacher.
Ordinarily, Keyblade Masters take pupils under their wings,
malleable minds in which to impress the percepts of the Keyblade
wielder and keep our profession alive for generations to come. Was
my time drawing to an end, then after all I had accomplished since
casting away the place of my birth? Surely waiting for a quiet
death would not do, not when there was still too much I needed to
see for myself. Powers help me, I thought my body is so old.
|Xehanort's Report 09
|Location ||Ventus gets this just before unlocking the Keyblade Graveyard.
We Keyblade Masters have a special gift. We can extract a heart, be
it our own or that of another. By continuing this cycle, it is
possible to remain in the world of the living forever.
As a boy, I dreamed of seeing the farthest reaches of the World. If
I only went far enough, there had to be a world out there in which
no one had ever before set foot. And now I know of just such a
world. If I become the first to open Kingdom Hearts' door, I can
create a Next World in which light and darkness exist in perfect
So there I stood, with vast knowledge in one gnarled, dying hand,
and newfound purpose in the other. The next step was clear: I
needed a new vessel.
And that was when I met Ventus and made him my pupil. We were
destined to meet, and I could sense the potential within him, but
the boy was too benign for his own good. I came to the conclusion
he was too frail to serve as a vessel, and decided to use him for
a second purpose I had in mind.
I would remove the darkness from his heart and split him in two.
Then I would have my heart of pure light, and my heart of pure
|Xehanort's Report 10
|Location ||Automatically obtained after completing Ven's chapter.
As was to be expected, Ventus lacked the constitution for such an
ordeal. I was able to remove the darkness inside him and create
Vanitas, a heart of pure darkness, but Ventus drifted into the
clutches of sleep.
Ventus's heart of pure light and Vanitas's heart of pure darkness
... If both can be made strong enough to one day clash, I knew the
X-blade would be forged.
But Vanitas took too much of Ventus's heart, and from that
fracture, I could see the last of Ventus's light was slipping away.
The boy deserved a place to spend his final moments peacefully. And
what should come to mind but my own boyhood home.
My legs took me there unbidden, and as I stood there on the same
beach where I had made my choice so many years ago, I thought: not
a single thing has changed. Here, in this quiet world, time marches
in place. Content that Ventus would find peace here, I started to
walk away -- but just then, the boy held up his Keyblade. The light
within him had not died.
|Xehanort's Report 11
|Location ||Automatically obtained after completing Terra's chapter.
Ventus and Vanitas were not matched in power; I could not train
them together, or Vanitas's darkness would gnaw away what little
Ventus had left.
Of course, since I needed a place where the boy's light might
flourish, the answer is obvious: Eraqus, and his absolutes.
Considering how we had parted ways, I expected friction -- but if
anything, Eraqus seemed delighted to see me again. He readily
agreed to take care of Ventus. Now I need only wait for the boy's
heart to get stronger.
I had not visited this second home of mine for some time, and
discovered Eraqus had already found two pupils of his own. Within
one of them, Terra, I sensed something. The boy, though well-
intentioned, seeks power single-mindedly. And that kind of hunger
is seedbed for darkness.
I had found my vessel.
|Xehanort's Report 12
|Location ||Ventus gets this from a treasure chest in Keyblade Graveyard Seat of War.
The time has come. I have received word from Eraqus that his pupils
are to become true Keyblade Masters. Terra and Aqua... They would
be easy now to lure into the outside world. But Ventus! I will get
nowhere without him.
Vanitas can feel some of what Ventus feels, and he says Terra is
the key. Ventus has loved Terra like a real brother ever since he
let him keep his old wooden Keyblade. It seems we have found a
loose thread at which we can tug to unravel Ventus's heart.
The first step is to get Terra alone; then we need to plant the
seeds of doubt in Ventus. Let him carry his faint light as he
chases his brother into the darkness.
Let the darkness make his light stronger, the let the light deepen
the darkness. And where the two finally meet is where the stuff of
legends will become real.