Zidane's first visit to the Outer Continent leads him to the village of Conde Petie in search of answers to the origins of Kuja and the Mist. After a stop in Black Mage Village, however, the party learns that a dwarven ceremony is the only way forward to the lands beyond.
Zidane and Dagger then stage a faux marriage, allowing them to pass through the earthen settlement, unaware that a young girl just ran by them in search of provisions. The dwarves nearly apprehend the girl, but she escapes. Unfortunately, she trips off a rock formation onto a branch and gets stuck. Her pet moogle rushes to search for help, but is given chase by an insatiable Quina. The qu's movements generate enough vibration to free the girl and land her in Zidane's arms, for which she latches onto him and introduces herself as Eiko. With Quina seemingly nowhere to be found, Zidane, Eiko, Dagger, and Vivi agree to travel to Eiko's home, where much will be revealed about her and the world.
This is Eiko's story.
"Eiko's Theme" plays as the background track for this event.