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Main ScenarioEdit

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On the Road Again:
  • Yew: Faster, Janne! Sir Nikolai! We have to hurry to Her Holiness's side!
  • Janne: You never let up, do you? At least I can always count on you...to be a pain in my rear.
  • Nikolai: Ahaha! Oh, the memories! To be on the road again with the two of you and your ever-endearing bickering.
  • Yew: Now that you mention it... It's been a while since we set out together, hasn't it?
  • Janne: Yeah. We've pretty much been stuck in the city ever since that one incident in Al-Khampis.
  • Yew: Right! The incident in Al-Khampis! Er...what happened there again?
  • Nikolai: I, too, am having trouble recalling the details. How curious...
  • Janne: I don't remember it very clearly, myself, but I remember there was someone else with us... A girl?
  • Yew: I'm glad I'm not the only one with a hole in my memory... I just remember that it was a fun trip...and yet a sad one.
  • Janne: Hey! Who's the one lollygagging now, Yew? Let's get a move on!
  • Yew: W-wait up! I'm coming!
Martyr's Grove:
  • Yew: Eeesh... This forest gives me the creeps...
  • Janne: As it should. Do you know the story behind this place, Yew?
  • Yew: Well, I know it was once the first stop for anyone on their way to worship the Earth Crystal.
  • Yew: When the Crystal Orthodoxy still ruled these lands, this path was traveled by pilgrims from far and wide...
  • Yew: It was the main road connecting the seat of the Orthodoxy with the Temple of Earth and its crystal.
  • Yew: And that's why it's called Pilgrim's Grove. Every child knows the story.
  • Janne: Sure, every child knows it. But that doesn't make it true.
  • Janne: This forest's true name is Martyr's Grove.
  • Yew: Martyr's... Someone died for the Orthodoxy here?
  • Nikolai: Not one, but many. The last of the Eternian royal family was cornered in these very woods by the Orthodoxy and their allies.
  • Janne: And plenty of holy men took their last breaths under the branches of these trees in the battle with the Anticrystalist movement.
  • Yew: I-in this forest? The one we're standing in right now!?
  • Janne: What, you think I'm kidding about the name? They died here and here they remain...right there behind you!
  • Yew: Eeek!
  • Nikolai: Janne, I believe you have taken the joke far enough. You're frightening poor Master Yew half to death.
  • Janne: Well, ain't that rich! You're the one who told me the same ghost story when I first enlisted, old man!
  • Nikolai: Ahaha! It is something of a rite of passage. A legend passed down among the Crystalguard.
  • Janne: That's some messed up way of welcoming new recruits, Nikolai. Good thing that story's just a sham, eh, Yew?
  • Nikolai: A sham? Hardly. There's more truth in it than you might like.
  • Janne: Oh, come on, Yew! You can't be that scared!
  • Yew: S-s-scared? M-m-me...? It's just the cold making my knees knock, that's all...
What's Yours is Mine:
  • Yew: Once more unto the breach, Edea! Onwaaaaaaaaard!
  • Edea: Whoa! Hold those horses, Yew! Aren't you forgetting something?
  • Yew: Forgetting something? Oh, perhaps I should stretch my legs first?
  • Edea: You're really something else, Yew. And I don't mean that as a compliment.
  • Edea: Forget stretching, what we need are some good healing items! Let's stop by Eternia to stock up before we run into trouble.
  • Yew: Healing items? Well, sure, they would be quite handy, but... I didn't bring much pg...
  • Edea: Heh heh heh...I thought that might be the problem. Have no fear!
  • Yew: You'll foot the bill, Edea? Wow! You really are a hero!
  • Edea: Ooh, too bad! I'm flat-out broke after dishing out for those marron macarons that I murdered for breakfast!
  • Yew: ...Oh.
  • Edea: But I know just the ticket for when we're low on funds. We'll just use Halfsies!
  • Yew: Half...sies? What's this all about?
  • Edea: It's an ability any good freelancer knows! It'll make any item you use work on all your friends!
  • Yew: You mean, like, if I use an item, it won't just work on me...but you as well?
  • Edea: Exactly! I mean, if you want to get technical, it'll only work half as well on each of us...
  • Edea: But the effects are always halved, so you actually get more out of each item the more friends you have!
  • Yew: That's amazing! Wait. So if you'd used it on those macarons you ate this morning, we could have shared!
  • Edea: Uh...no. Halfsies, uh...doesn't work on macarons. Or cake...um, and chocolate!
  • Yew: ...Right.
A Meaningful Glance:
  • Magnolia: Hee hee hee! ♪ Why, hello there.
  • Yew: Uh...hello, Magnolia. Did you want something?
  • Magnolia: Moi? Not at all! I have everything I could ever ask for! ♪
  • Yew: I-is that right? (Then why are you staring at me like that?)
  • Magnolia: Hee hee... ♪ Oh, Yew?
  • Yew: Wh-what!? I mean...yes, Magnolia?
  • Magnolia: Oh, it's nothing! I just like saying your name. Yew.
  • Yew: You...you do?
  • Edea: (Okay, spill it, Yew! What the heck did you do to her!?)
  • Yew: (What are you talking about!? I didn't do anything!)
  • Edea: (Yeah, right! She's staring at you like I stare at a plate of sugar-frosted sugar cream cookies!)
  • Yew: (No, she's— Okay, fine, she is! But I have no idea why!)
  • Magnolia: Now, now, don't leave me out! Whatever's so interesting, I want to hear, too!
The Road to Eternia:
  • Magnolia: Look! The soldiers who were blocking the road before are gone!
  • Edea: You're right!
  • Yew: Now we can go back to Eternia at any time!
  • Edea: Why would we go back? We've come this far already! And Tiz needs us!
  • Yew: But...isn't he being kept in a special life-support unit?
  • Magnolia: Yes, wouldn't it be wise to have a weapon and some armor ready for him when he wakes up?
  • Edea: Well, now that you mention it... That's a good point!
  • Yew: And we can stock up on any items that we're running low on, as well!
  • Edea: Hey, I'm not arguing, am I? Just don't underestimate the road between the city and Central Command!
  • Edea: You never know what kind of nasties are lurking in the snowdrifts...
  • Yew: Edea's right! Let's stay on our guard!
The Ancient Warrior:
  • Yew: You know... That Cú Chulainn fellow. I feel like I know him from somewhere...
  • Edea: Like a fairy tale? Or a history book?
  • Yew: I don't think so. It was something more...tangible. Oh!
  • Yew: That's right! It was in my father's study!
  • Edea: Your father's...study?
  • Yew: One of the treasures my father claimed for the Orthodoxy was a golden idol...The Guardian of the Ancient Forest.
  • Yew: I broke a replica of it playing around as a child... Oh, the scolding I got that day!
  • Edea: Well, it still sounds like a fairy tale to me... An ancient warrior, half-man and half-horse?
  • Magnolia: And yet, that's exactly what appeared before our eyes.
  • Magnolia: With a presence that gave me goosebumps, and a battle cry that echoes still in my ears... He was as real as you or me!
  • Yew: I wonder if we still have that replica? I'll have to ask Alfred next time I visit home...
The Pendant:
  • Tiz: Um, Yew, right? Would you mind if I...borrowed that pendant for a minute?
  • Yew: Huh? Not at all, sir... But why?
  • Edea: It's obvious, isn't it?
  • Magnolia: Why, yes! Tome as well!
  • Yew: Well, not to me... But of course, you're welcome to it, sir.
  • Tiz: Thanks! I'll bring it right back.
  • Edea: Have fun!
  • Edea: Oh! I just remembered, I have something to eavesdro...I mean, something to tell Agnès!
  • Magnolia: Yes, yes! And poor Tiz just awoke from a coma! I should go watch over him as well, non?
  • Yew: Huh? W-wait, you two...!
  • Edea: Outta the way, Yew! What I have to tell Agnès is really important!
  • Magnolia: Move it, Yew! I must offer my protection to Tiz at once!
  • Yew: N-no! I will not let you two pass! I don't know what, but something tells me you're up to no good!
  • Tiz: I'm back! ...Huh? What's going on here?
  • Magnolia: Awww, he's back already! Looks like we missed our chance, Edea.
  • Edea: Mr...mrgrgrrr!
Gathelatio, Seat of Crystalism:
  • Tiz: So we're headed to Gathelatio...
  • Edea: Hmm? What is it, Tiz?
  • Tiz: Oh, it's nothing really. I just thought Eternia was all highlands, locked away by the mountain ranges.
  • Tiz: I never knew it had a port city, too...
  • Edea: It surprises a lot of people. Gathelatio is the only port city on the Eternian continent, after all.
  • Edea: It's kind of like Eternia's front door.
  • Magnolia: Its...front door? How so?
  • Yew: For most of history, there was no way to enter Eternia except through Gathelatio.
  • Yew: Back in the days before airships were invented...
  • Edea: Yeah, and the Orthodoxy still ruled the land.
  • Yew: Gathelatio was the first city built to honor the Earth Crystal—the very seat of Crystalism.
  • Yew: Gathelatio is also where the Crystalguard was formed, and it's home to the Gate of the Faithful, now a popular tourist attraction.
  • Edea: The city was once a fort, right? The gate was the only way in. I know my father struggled over whether to tear it down or not...
  • Edea: Come to think of it, that's all I know about Gathelatio. I guess I'm no better than Yew here!
  • Tiz: No surprise, I guess... What with the duchy and the Orthodoxy being at war for so long...
  • Edea: Yes, we were enemies then. But not now...and not ever again!
  • Yew: I couldn't agree more!
  • Edea: Well, I know the city is famous for more than just history! It's also the birthplace of Gathela-tiramisu, right!?
  • Yew: You know it! And don't forget a slice of Gathelatio Gateau!
  • Yew: It goes wonderfully with a refreshing Gathelati-latte!
  • Magnolia: Oh, it all sounds so heavenly! When we get there, I want to head straight to the nearest café!
  • Yew: Ahaha! Maybe after we find ourselves a boat. Onward!
Edea's Master:
  • Edea: Sorry for the wait!
  • Tiz: Oh, Edea. Are you sure you don't need to take a little longer?
  • Edea: I'm sure. I told my master about the ceremony, and...what happened to my father.
  • Tiz: I've wanted to ask, but... Edea, what did happen to your father? Is he okay?
  • Edea: I...don't know. They didn't find his body at the Sanctum. Or Alternis's...
  • Tiz: Don't give up hope. Two mighty warriors like them? I'm sure they made it through.
  • Edea: Thanks, Tiz. I'm trying to keep up hope.
  • Tiz: So where's Master Kamiizumi now?
  • Edea: Beats me. He wandered off looking for dried sardines...
  • Tiz: Dried...sardines?
School Days with Yew:
  • Edea: So, Rifa, you must have all kinds of stories about Yew's student days, huh?
  • Rifa: Most certainly!
  • Rifa: Yew and Janne were always the talk of the school. They were frightfully popular!
  • Magnolia: He was...!? I mean...they were? Tell me more!
  • Rifa: Janne had a wild air about him, and he was such a swordsman! The girls in the upper classes were especially fond of him.
  • Rifa: When he graduated early and left us, you could hear the cries of despair echoing across Al-Khampis!
  • Yew: Then he went off to drive a gang of bandits out of Ancheim. There were quite a few cries of despair there, too!
  • Magnolia: Enough about what's-his-name! Tell us more about Yew!
  • Rifa: Er, o-of course! (That look in her eyes...it's as frightening as a Ba'al!)
  • Rifa: Let's see, now. Yew was...
  • Yew: Come on now, Rifa! S-some things are better left unsaid...
  • Edea: Don't worry, Magnolia! I'll handle this one! You get the dirt!
  • Yew: Hey! Edea, let me go! Ow! My cheek doesn't stretch that far...!
  • Magnolia: (Merci, Edea!)
  • Magnolia: Now that we've taken care of that little obstacle, why don't you spill all the juicy details to big sis here, hmmmmmm!?
  • Rifa: Y-yes! With pleasure! (J-just don't kill me...!)
  • Rifa: W-well, Yew was a start student, and always very kind to others. He was quite popular here.
  • Rifa: Though I hear he had problems dealing with older women...
  • Magnolia: He what!?
  • Rifa: Especially the...er, sexy types. He was hopeless around them.
  • Magnolia: ...! (The sexy ones!?)
  • Rifa: But he was always helping us underclassmen, discussing books with us in the library or helping with our assignments...
  • Rifa: We all thought he was just the best! Er...is something the matter?
  • Magnolia: N...nothing! Nothing at all!
  • Yew: Owww! Edea! Give it a break already!
  • Yew: Huh? What's wrong, Magnolia!?
  • Magnolia: *Sniffle*... It's nothing... Nothing at all!
Cast into the Crater:
  • Yew: Huh? Rifa, what are those scraps of paper?
  • Rifa: I haven't the foggiest! I discovered them among the other detritus in the crater.
  • Yew: It's quite the stack... But they're all mixed up!
  • Edea: Are they someone's notes? They're all damp, and the ink is blurred and washed out.
  • Magnolia: "...so I leave...risks...my mast...to me...this place..."
  • Magnolia: I can't make heads or tails out of this.
  • Rifa: If I take these scraps back with me and properly restore them, I may yet be able to decipher them...
  • Rifa: Were they all written by a single author...or perhaps several!? The plot thickens! I can hardly wait to get back to the lab!
  • Magnolia: I think you've discovered a cure for insomnia. Work like that would put me to sleep!
  • Rifa: That is how serious academic research is done, I'm afraid. Isn't that right, Yew?
  • Yew: Ha ha ha! I suppose. You haven't changed at all, have you, Rifa?
  • Rifa: Hm? Why would I have? Oh, but deciphering these papers will prove quite the challenge!
  • Rifa: Ooooh! Just thinking about the hours of work that lie ahead gets the scholar in me all fired up!
  • Magnolia: Heh heh, I guess it takes all kinds! Bon courage in your research, Rifa.
The Land of Wa:
  • Edea: Wow, it's so wa-fu!
  • Magnolia: Huh? Waphoo? What does that mean?
  • Edea: Um, I don't know exactly.
  • Tiz: Ahaha! Then why'd you say it?
  • Edea: Well, this place reminds me of Master's fencing school.
  • Magnolia: It does? Wow, your school must have been really exotique!
  • Edea: I guess it was. Though it wasn't quite as...lively as here.
  • Edea: It was right out of the past... Like the legendary land of Wa, the island nation that they say disappeared so long ago...
  • Edea: The old stone tiles on the roof, the banners under the eaves, the paper lanterns...
  • Edea: All of it was in that old style that people came to call "Wa-fu"...
  • Yew: I learned that katanas also originally hailed from the land of Wa.
  • Tiz: I've heard that, too! And the same goes for all kinds of food, like sweet buns, chestnut jellies, ...even ramen!
  • Edea: Right... Hey, look! A dumpling shop! I wonder if they have red bean jam?
  • Edea: Ah... I really wish I could bring Master here. He'd love it!
  • Tiz: I really wish I could bring Agnès here. I bet she'd love it, too!
A Nice Hot Bath:
  • Yew: Listen, everyone! The vapors here have all sorts of strange effects on the body! We need to be careful!
  • Magnolia: Effects? What kind of effects?
  • Yew: Well, they make you stronger, for example. Or weaker. It all depends on which area you're in.
  • Yew: Look! There are signs describing the effects We should read them carefully and keep our job setups in mind!
  • Edea: You sure know a lot about this place, Yew. Have you been here before?
  • Yew: Me? N-no, not at all! I just read about it! L-like, in a book, you know? A r-really interesting book!
  • Tiz: Are you okay, Yew? You're looking awfully pale. Maybe you should have a bath...
  • Yew: Wh-who me? I'm good as gravy, haha! Anyway, we'd best get going if we want to find Yōko!
Baths of Wisdom:
  • Edea: Hm... "Baths of Wisdom. Large bonus to P.Def..."
  • Edea: What the heck's a "pedef"? This is so confusing!
  • Yew: I think I've figured it out!
  • Yew: It boosts magic attack power, but reduces your magic defense...
  • Edea: I get it! And it boosts physical defense, but cuts physical attack strength!
  • Magnolia: That makes sense! It's not so complicated, when you think about it.
  • Edea: Can't say I like it, though. Reducing physical attack? I don't want to be some kind of wuss!
  • Tiz: It's not such a big deal. We just need to set ourselves up to focus on magic!
  • Edea: Won't that be a pain, though? You know, switching our jobs and abilities back when we're through?
  • Yew: That's what Favorites are for!
  • Edea: Huh...? Favorites? What are they?
Baths of War:
  • Yew: The baths of war... Everyone goes...berserk. That doesn't sound good!
  • Edea: Are you kidding me!? It's the best way to go!
  • Yew: I bet! No strategy, no control—just go in swinging. Yeah, that sounds right up your alley.
  • Edea: That's what I'm talking...wait! Are you insulting me?
  • Yew: I was just...stating the facts.
  • Magnolia: But I wonder... What exactly would a full-on berserker battle look like?
  • Edea: Ahem! Allow me to demonstrate...
  • Edea: HEY! Yew! Who do you think you are, insulting Agnès like that!? Why, I oughta pop you one right in yer mealy kisser! POW!!
  • Yew: Ow-ow-ow! What was that for!?
  • Magnolia: Oh dear...!
  • Edea: That's berserk mode! And Tiz! This is for being a blockhead! HIIIIII-YAH!
  • Tiz: Waugh! You didn't have to dropkick me!
  • Magnolia: I get it! So we want to outfit ourselves with equipment and abilities that will be effective at simple, brute-force attacking!
  • Yew: And maybe some shields to boost our evasion, just in case... Aieeeeeeeee!
  • Edea: Just "stating the facts," eh, Yew!? State this! BAM!
Baths of Precision:
  • Tiz: The baths of precision... Make every attack a critical one. Wait, for our enemies too?
  • Yew: Yikes! I hate getting hit with critical strikes.
  • Edea: But come on, doesn't it feel great when you land one of your own!?
  • Magnolia: I guess it depends on your perspective, doesn't it?
  • Tiz: Either way, we'll want to set ourselves up with jobs that deliver powerful physical attacks!
Baths of Bravery:
  • Edea: The baths of...bravery? Look, everyone! We'll start all battles with full BP!
  • Tiz: It's like a free pass to go nuts with special abilities.
  • Yew: Yeah! We can use any move right from the start of battle!
  • Edea: Now that's what I'm talking about!
  • Tiz: But let's not forget: our foes will start the same way.
  • Magnolia: Right! We should set up with fast-moving job types and preemptive abilities.
Father and Daughter:
  • Edea: F-Father...
  • Edea: Father is alive!
  • Tiz: That's great, Edea!
  • Magnolia: Merveilleux! I knew everything would work out, Edea!
  • Edea: Thanks, Tiz! You too, Magnolia!
  • Yew: The grand marshal... Edea's father... I was with him, and...!
  • Yew: I'm... I'm just glad he's safe.
  • Tiz: You've been carrying this burden for a long time...haven't you, Yew?
  • Tiz: About Edea's father... And Agnès...
  • Edea: It wasn't your fault, Yew. I'm grateful to you, too. You've been a real friend.
  • Magnolia: But Edea... Don't you want to go see him?
  • Edea: It's all right. As long as Alternis says he's safe, that's good enough for me.
  • Edea: And he didn't say anything about Mother, which means that she's safe, too.
  • Edea: Now I don't have to worry about anything except rescuing Agnès! No more distractions!
  • Edea: You know, I wonder if Father was looking out for me? You know, by keeping me away from the ceremony...
  • Tiz: Knowing your father, I'd say it's a strong possibility. Well, shall we be off?
  • Magnolia: Let's! Allons-y!
Sapp and Piddler:
  • Edea: That giant-living-armor-suit-thing was so cool!
  • Yew: I know, right? I wish we could have captured it!
  • Tiz: That steam-spewing hunk of junk? I don't understand what anyone could see in that thing!
  • Yew: You must be joking, sir! Did you see how big it was? And all covered in rivets. Built for battle, not looks!
  • Magnolia: It was big, all right. A big pile of smoky, noisy, oily scrap metal. ...Ah, in my humble opinion.
  • Edea: Bah! Where's your sense of fun? You sound like my parents! Why do you have to be such complete sticks-in-the-mud!
  • Tiz: ...Gee, Edea. I'd never peg you as a defender of childlike wonder and delight.
  • Yew: But how lucky are Sergeant Sapp and Private Piddler!? They actually get to ride in that thing!
  • Edea: But it's weird. A sergeant and private are pretty low in the ranks. Why would they get to pilot such an advanced weapon?
  • Yew: I've got it! Maybe "sergeant" and "private" are just call signs, and they're actually like...the cream of the crop!
  • Edea: Wait, so if Sergeant Sapp is a sap does that mean Piddler likes to—
  • Yew: Anyway...
  • Yew: That must be it! I bet Private Piddler is really the empire's ace assassin, operating incognito!
  • Edea: Just think! We might have just scored a victory over a legendary war hero!
  • Edea: I can see the history books now! "After his defeat at the hands of the great heroes, Private Piddler hung up his boots..."
  • Edea: "He renounced war and went on to found the Great Piddle Dynasty...a peaceable nation that would prosper for generations to come!"
  • Yew: "Though he reigned as monarch over this glorious civilization, he remained to the end a man of the people..."
  • Edea: "The one, the only...Private Piddler." I love it! We should write a musical!
  • Tiz: Um... If you two are done piddling, we should probably get going.
The Festivals of Florem:
  • Edea: The Sacred Flower Festival, huh? That sure takes me back!
  • Tiz: Tell me about it! Remember Agnès, standing up on that stage in her vestal garb?
  • Yew: Huh? Her vestal garb? The same garb vestals wear when communing with the crystals?
  • Edea: Exactly! Agnès was a real knockout in them!
  • Magnolia: You didn't take part in the competition, Edea?
  • Tiz: Edea wasn't a contestant, but she was a real knockout too, in her Bravo Biki—yeowch!
  • Edea: Ahem. I think that's enough out of you, Tiz.
  • Edea: Back to the present, though. Look at that poster...
  • Tiz: "The 48th Annual Sacred Flower Festival"... Forty-eighth?
  • Edea: Last time we came here, it was the forty-seventh festival, right?
  • Tiz: So...does that mean they didn't hold one last year?
  • Edea: Seems there was a debate about what to do with the festival. Whether it should be reclaimed as a purely religious observance...
  • Edea: ...or if they should preserve the pageantry in some form. They didn't get around to holding it until this year.
  • Tiz: That makes sense. Oh, and isn't it Florem that holds the Reunion festival every four years?
  • Edea: Yeah! They launch so many fireworks, it's said that as soon as one Reunion ends, they have to prepare for the next one!
  • Tiz: Wow! Sounds like a lot of work...
  • Magnolia: Ah, la vache! The party never stops in Florem! What a lovely nation!
  • Yew: Speaking of work, we still have a job to do. Let's get Sylvie back to the matriarch!
A Boy's Dreams, A Man's Fears:
  • Edea: Come on, this way! Hurry!
  • Yew: Wait! I'm coming, too!
  • Magnolia: What in the world is going on? You two are as giddy as a children in a toy shop!
  • Edea: And why wouldn't we be!? That's, like, the world's biggest cannon right there!
  • Yew: Exactly! A huge weapon like that...it's any boy's dream!
  • Magnolia: Any boy...and Edea?
  • Edea: You betcha! It's the boy's dream that even girls can dream about!
  • Lotus: Ahahaha! I am not sure that I follow, but I am happy to see you take an interest in our technology.
  • Magnolia: Lotus, do you do all the work maintaining that huge cannon on your own?
  • Lotus: I most certainly do. It is a difficult job, but a most fulfilling one.
  • Yew: Talk about a dream job! What I wouldn't give to be your assistant engineer!
  • Lotus: Ahahaha, yes. I suppose it is the dream job of any boy with an interest in mechanics and machines.
  • Lotus: And yes, it is true that even the toughest tasks do not seem so trying when you have a dream to support you.
  • Lotus: Be it battling a Ba'al, or working thousands of feet up in the air, nothing is quite as scary when you do it for your dreams.
  • Yew: Th-thousands of feet...up in...the air!?
  • Magnolia: Hmm? What's the matter, Yew?
  • Edea: Come on, Mr. Assistant Engineer! I'm gonna leave you behind!
  • Yew: Y-you go on ahead. I have to go, uh...polish my boots. Or something.
The Wall That Wasn't:
  • Yew: Whoa! This wall... You can walk right through it!
  • Edea: You're right! It looks just like any other wall, but if you try to touch it, there's nothing there!
  • Magnolia: Ah, la vache! What remarkable technology!
  • Tiz: But... What would they use it for?
  • Edea: Maybe for like...a dressing room? Or something?
  • Tiz: Well, yes...no one would see you. But why not just use a door?
  • Magnolia: I've got it! It's to stop short-tempered people from banging on walls when they're annoyed with their neighbors!
  • Tiz: Ahaha! But couldn't they just walk through and start shouting at their neighbors to their face?
  • Yew: Maybe it's, uh...to make you feel safer. You know, even at these...*shudder*...heights.
  • Tiz: I don't know... Fake walls don't make me feel any safer to be up here...
  • Tiz: And if you're that scared, why didn't you just say so?
  • Tiz: Anyway, I suppose the fake walls are just to foil interlopers...like us.
  • Yew: That's harsh, Tiz... Harsh, but probably true.
The Invisible Floor:
  • Yew: Waugh! Is this...an invisible floor!?
  • Edea: You...you're right! What in the world...?
  • Magnolia: First walls you can walk through, and now a floor we can't see? This place is just full of surprises!
  • Tiz: The Sagitta must have had really advanced technology, to make something like this...
  • Yew: This is amazing! I'd just love to study the properties that make it invisible to the human eye...
  • Edea: ...Huh? Wait, Yew, you're okay with this? I mean, it's like we're floating waaaaaaaaaaaay up in the air!
  • Yew: Like we're...what? Wait... What!? Aaaaaaaaahhhhhh!! Get me down from here!!
  • Edea: N-no, don't grab that! That's one of the walls you slip...right...whoops, too late.
  • Yew: Waugh! Somebody save me! I don't want to die!
  • Tiz: J-just calm down! Walk backwards...carefully. And feel around with your hands and your feet.
  • Tiz: Ahahaha... I had no idea you could moonwalk, Yew!
Stretchy Ice Cream Seconds:
  • Edea: Whooo-ah-ho-ho! Look at that one! It keeps stretching and stretching and stretching...!
  • Tiz: It really does! So this is what Agnès was talking about back then... Ancheim's world-famous stretchy ice cream!
  • Yew: It's not really unique to Ancheim. People actually eat it all over the Harena region!
  • Magnolia: Ah, la vache! What fantastically curious ice cream!
  • Tiz: It's like they put durian fruit or something in it...
  • Edea: Ew, Tiz. Just ew. I'm sure it's not that! It's taffy, for sure.
  • Yew: Bzzt, I'm sorry! I'm afraid you're both wrong. The stickiness comes from dried and powdered alraune roots.
  • Tiz: Wow, really? I never knew they could be so sticky...
  • Magnolia: But why go to the trouble of making ice cream sticky?
  • Yew: To combat the heat. The daytime hours in Harena are like being on the surface of the sun!
  • Yew: Normal ice cream would melt into a puddle in no time flat, right?
  • Tiz: I see! So that's why they want their ice cream to stick...
  • Yew: Exactly. Even if it melts, it doesn't drip from the cone. The perfect desert...dessert.
  • Edea: Mmm, mmm, mmm! De-li-cious! One more, please...and make it a double!
  • Tiz: Though at the rate she's eating, something tells me Edea doesn't have to worry about anything melting.
  • Yew: Ahaha! You can say that again, sir!
Coup de Graceless:
  • Yew: Sir, you have to hear this! Back at the corner, a monkey grabbed my sleeve! A real, live monkey!
  • Yew: And get this! Its handler said that this monkey is so smart, it can even play flower chess!
  • Tiz: Oh! I remember flower chess. The game where all the pieces are carved with flower designs? I think it was invented here.
  • Tiz: ...So? What happened next?
  • Yew: At first I couldn't quite remember the rules, but once I got the hang of it, I won, of course.
  • Magnolia: You guys, you have to hear this! At that corner back there, I was tapped on the shoulder by this most curious little creature...
  • Tiz: Oh, the monkey that plays flower chess! Yew was just telling me about it.
  • Tiz: So? What happened?
  • Magnolia: Why, the cheeky little thing tried to give me a flower! Can you believe it!?
  • Magnolia: I turned him down, of course! I told him flat out that I could simply not accept such a gesture.
  • Yew: R-right...
  • Edea: Hey, guys, listen to this! This crazy monkey back there actually tried to challenge me. Me!
  • Tiz: Right. The chess-playing monkey. Looks like we all ran into him!
  • Magnolia: So? What happened?
  • Edea: What do you think happened!? I kicked his hairy behind, of course! He didn't stand a chance!
  • Yew: Wow! How did you beat him?
  • Edea: Huh? I just told you. His hairy behind...I kicked it.
  • Yew: Wait, you mean with...
  • Edea: My foot, of course! What else!? Are you feeling all right...?
Memories of Grandship:
  • Tiz: So the Rubadub can fly now... Who'da thunk it?
  • Magnolia: Goodness, Tiz. Doesn't anything surprise you?
  • Tiz: A surprise? I guess... But it's not exactly my first time seeing a ship take flight.
  • Edea: That's right. And Grandship wasn't just one ship...it was a whole nation's worth of them!
  • Yew: Grandship? You mean the sinking state!?
  • Tiz: That's the one! We visited it just when it looked like it was finally going to sink once and for all.
  • Edea: We tried everything we could to keep it from sinking, and ended up turning it into an airship!
  • Tiz: It carried us all the way around the world after that!
  • Yew: Wow...! And you say it like it's nothing...
  • Tiz: Speaking of Grandship, where is it these days?
  • Edea: There's this crater lake in the west of Eternia that was formed when the Ba'al fell. I hear they landed her there...
  • Tiz: So she's moored again. I'd love to visit that ol' wreck again if we get the chance.
  • Yew: So would I!
The Ancient Warrior, Redux:
  • Yew: The more I look at that Cú Chulainn, the more I'm certain.
  • Tiz: You mean he really is the same as that statue of the ancient warrior...from your father's study?
  • Yew: I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I went back and was looking through my old diary entries.
  • Magnolia: You wrote about it back then? The Ancient Warrior, I mean.
  • Yew: Yeah. When I broke the replica, my father flew into a rage. My brother found me moping in my room, and explained it all.
  • Yew: He told me that Father treasured the statue more than anything.
  • Yew: He said that it had the power to cure all disease, and heal the gravest of wounds.
  • Yew: He found it in his explorations and donated it to the church but it disappeared from the vaults some years ago.
  • Edea: So it just...vanished? That's kind of creepy.
A Tale of Two Fathers:
  • Edea: Father knew that man, Geist.
  • Tiz: He said that in the old days, he was a gentle and pious man. And one of the most skilled exorcists in the Orthodoxy...
  • Yew: Revenant said his family name was Grace, remember?
  • Yew: That's a sacred name, bestowed only upon those who perform great deeds in service to the church.
  • Magnolia: To hear him tell it, you'd think the blood of all who died in the Great Plague was on his hands...
  • Edea: It was the church leaders that silenced him, though. And he eventually summoned the courage to speak, saving countless lives...
  • Edea: I wonder what happened between Father and Geist, all those years ago...
Cat Charades:
  • Tiz: Huh? What are you doing?
  • Yew: Shhh!
  • Magnolia: All right, my turn!
  • Magnolia: ...
  • Magnolia: Meow! Come on. Come here, meow.
  • Magnolia: (And just when you get close, I skip away!) Come on, I said! I'm over here meow!
  • Yew: Ahaha! I've definitely seen that one before.
  • Edea: Definitely. Next up, me!
  • Edea: ...
  • Edea: Pet my back! Purrrrrretty please? Just one little rub.
  • Edea: (You put your hand out, and...) Hssssss! What are you doing!? Leave me alone!
  • Yew: I've seen that one too!
  • Magnolia: Tell me about it! You never know what they're thinking!
  • Yew: Okay, my turn next.
  • Yew: ...
  • Yew: Doesn't my tummy look so soft and fluffy? Go on, tickle me...
  • Yew: (You put your hand out, and...) Hey, what are you trying to do!? Meowwwr! Hands off!
  • Magnolia: Sure, I've seen that. But...isn't it awfully similar to what Edea just did?
  • Edea: Sure was.
  • Yew: What? The back and the tummy are completely different! Don't you agree, sir?
  • Tiz: Uh, sorry. I think I'm all catted out...
Relinquishing Power:
  • Edea: So you're just going to forfeit all of the power House Geneolgia holds in the Orthodoxy...?
  • Edea: That's a pretty bold move. Are you sure it's the right call?
  • Yew: It's the only call. It's the only way to win back the trust of the people...and the trust of my friends.
  • Tiz: I guess you're right...
  • Tiz: That bold proposal of yours got the attention of some pretty important people, pretty fast.
  • Tiz: But it's not just that. Look in their eyes, and you can tell. They really believe that you can change the world!
  • Magnolia: The same goes for Janne and Nikolai. They can see just how committed you are to this cause.
  • Yew: Perhaps you're right. With this, we can go back to being the Three Cavaliers...and to being friends.
  • Edea: So. You've given up all of House Geneolgia's powers and possessions...
  • Edea: And you invited the duchy to jointly rule in your family's stead. Which brings us to a very important matter.
  • Tiz: Why do I have a bad feeling about this?
  • Edea: As a representative of the Duchy of Eternia...
  • Edea: ...I hereby exercise my right to joint ownership of the House Geneolgia magic tent!
  • Yew: The magic...wait, what!? What are you talking about?
  • Yew: My father gave that tent to me when I was a kid! It has nothing to do with the Orthodoxy!
  • Edea: Look, you made the decision. Now you have to live with the consequences. It's not my fault you didn't think it all through!
  • Magnolia: Oh! If she's getting the tent, I claim Alfred's recipes!
  • Yew: The recipes aren't even secret! You could just ask for copies...
  • Tiz: Why don't we save the diplomatic negotiations for later and just move on, okay?
The Crypt and the Sanctum:
  • Yew: G-good as gravy, feeling...*gulp*
  • Tiz: What's the matter, Yew?
  • Yew: I was just thinking about the family crypt. It's deep below Gathelatio, right?
  • Yew: But there was a breeze blowing the whole time we were inside. Even though there was only one exit...and no windows.
  • Edea: You thought it was the breath...the cries of the dead.
  • Yew: Right. It seemed strange, so I asked Alfred about it...and he said there might be a passage.
  • Edea: A passage?
  • Yew: Yes. Running them from the deepest part of the mausoleum...right to the Sanctum.
  • Edea: Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? You mean...we could have taken a shortcut!?
  • Tiz: It was a real slog, getting down there.
  • Yew: It makes sense, now that I think about it. Lord Foundar was such a key figure in the Orthodoxy...even after his death.
  • Yew: They probably dug out a tunnel when they built the mausoleum.
  • Edea: Right! That way the church bigwigs could go pay their respects to the great man whenever they wanted to.
  • Magnolia: I wish we'd known about this before we made our epic journey into the depths.
  • Yew: Tell me about it.
  • Tiz: Still...no harm, no foul, right? We made it through in one piece.
  • Tiz: ...Just don't ask me to do it again.
  • Edea: What do you mean? Now that we know about the passage, why not go again? We're adventurers, aren't we!?
  • Yew: Actually...I'd rather we didn't go blundering around the family crypts any more than we have to...
A Brief History of the Empire, I:
  • Magnolia: How fascinating! Yew, look at this paper.
  • Yew: It's so crumpled, I can hardly make anything out.
  • Magnolia: Look, here. It's your brother's name!
  • Yew: Wha—!? Egads, you're right!
  • Yew: "Being a true record of the life of the Kaiser Oblivion, formerly known as Denys Geneolgia...
  • Yew: ...as authored by Lt. Syversen of the Historical Records Office of the Glanz Empire."
  • Tiz: It looks like someone tried to destroy the document. Look at the burn marks.
  • Edea: Whoever it was must have been in a big hurry. You can still make out a lot of the text.
  • Yew: "In the days before the founding of our glorious empire, our great Kaiser was known as Denys, scion of the illustrious House Geneolgia.
  • Yew: "As firstborn son, he was destined to command the Crystalguard, until he was disowned by his own father after losing his sword arm.
  • Yew: "Crippled though he was, he left Gathelatio on a humble dinghy and charted a course across the vast and open sea."
  • Yew: Denys...!
  • Edea: And then...!?
  • Magnolia: That's all I can make out. The rest of it is burned to a crisp.
  • Yew: ............... All right. Let's push on!
A Brief History of the Empire, II:
  • Edea: Yew, look!
  • Magnolia: It's another volume of Lt. Syversen's historical chronicle!
  • Yew: "On a lonely cape, the outcast scion Lord Denys met a father and son by the name of Grace...
  • Yew: "The father, Geist, moved deeply by Lord Denys's ideals, did swear allegiance, a gesture which Lord Denys gladly accepted.
  • Yew: "At this time, including Geist and his son, Lord Denys could count not even ten loyal men to his name..."
  • Tiz: Look, there's more!
  • Yew: "In his travels, Lord Denys did encounter the sorceress Bella and her self-proclaimed vassal Cú Chulainn...
  • Yew: "Revenant and Cú Chulainn had a dispute over some trifling matter, and the two came to blows. When the fighting subsided...
  • Yew: "Lord Denys spoke with brutal honesty to Bella and her vassal, and the two committed themselves to the cause.
  • Yew: "In Year 15 of the duchy, Lord Denys's army numbered some fifty men, including Geist, his son, Bella, and her vassal."
  • Edea: Year 15...? That was one year before my first assignment...
  • Yew: Brother...
A Brief History of the Empire, III:
  • Tiz: Look, Yew!
  • Magnolia: It's another page of Lt. Syversen's history text!
  • Edea: These papers are all over the place. He must have done a lot of running around.
  • Yew: "In Year 17, our empire captured an Ancheim freighter, and with it 108 prototype war machines developed by the duchy.
  • Yew: "In ever-growing numbers, Lord Denys's cause won over officers and engineers who left the duchy to join his underground army.
  • Yew: "As the world mourned a hero who lay to eternal slumber, Lord Denys donned a mask and bid farewell to the man he was.
  • Yew: "Kaiser Oblivion was born. With Lady Anne at his side, and nigh a thousand troops to his name, his battle for the world would begin!"
  • Edea: So around when Tiz fell asleep, the kaiser was already mustering his forces...
  • Tiz: It says he recruited ducal officers, but I bet he found a lot of sympathizers from within the Orthodoxy, too...
  • Magnolia: Look at this, Yew!
  • Yew: Attack on the...Ba'al Crater!?
  • Yew: "From Lady Anne, the kaiser learned of the Ba'al Crater, a location as yet unknown even at the highest levels of the church.
  • Yew: "Bolstered by three new officers—Minette, Aimee and Angelo—he gathered his forces at Kustra Archipelago.
  • Yew: "The operation was a success. They freed the Ba'al Diamante from its prison, and constructed a fortress around the creature.
  • Yew: "After the triumph, His Majesty distributed his hard-won hoard of asterisks to the most loyal of his lieutenants.
  • Yew: "To Nikolai Nikolanikov, his compatriot from the earliest days, he bestowed the bishop and fencer asterisks...
  • Yew: "In Year 19, after years of careful planning and preparation, the kaiser put his grand plan into action.
  • Yew: "While his best troops marched on Eisenberg, the kaiser himself piloted the Skyhold to Eternia. The war for the world has begun!"
  • Magnolia: Finally it all makes sense! The kaiser attacked the crater, freed the Ba'al, and built the Skyhold around it!
  • Tiz: So the crater held a secret hoard of asterisks...?
  • Tiz: But if the Orthodoxy had nothing to do with it, then who...?
  • Yew: I don't know. Lt. Syversen's records end here. The rest of the pages are burned away.
  • Yew: In any event, we'd better keep moving!
The Lives of Asterisk Holders:
  • Edea: Hey, Yew! Look at this.
  • Yew: Hm...? The Dreams of an Officer of the Imperial Court, as Recorded in Most Eloquent Detail by Said Officer.
  • Yew: "Said officer"...? If my diary ever starts sounding this pretentious, somebody slap me!
  • Yew: "April 29th. Clear skies. Lord Janne and Lady Aimee are fighting atop Heaven's Path.
  • Yew: "I have been ordered to fetch Lord Geist before the destruction spreads."
  • Yew: Why Geist?
  • Tiz: Maybe he could Undo whatever caused the argument in the first place?
  • Magnolia: I wonder... Could these dreams be this person's memories of a previous timeline?
  • Yew: "May 4th. Overcast. Lord Revenant is off duty, and is talking at length with Lord Cú.
  • Yew: "Intrigued, I draw near, only to find that there is not the slightest hint of actual substance to their conversation."
  • Yew: "May 5th. Overcast again. In an occurrence most rare, Lord Nikolai raises his voice in anger.
  • Yew: "'Triple-chocolate truffles!? Must I tell you again that Her Holiness prefers her desserts not overly sweet!?'
  • Yew: "The target of his wrath is Lord Angelo. It appears he has taken issue with the victuals prepared for the captive pope.
  • Yew: "Lord Janne and Lady Aimee join the argument on opposite sides. The shouting is endless. I should summon Lord Geist."
  • Yew: "May 8th. Clear skies. Lord Geist and Lady Bella are arguing...again.
  • Yew: "Lady Bella is furious at Lord Geist for the way he uses Undo.
  • Yew: "Lady Bella uses Donna to make the argument two against one, further enraging Lord Geist.
  • Yew: "Yesterday it was chess, today it is checkers. Are they friends, or implacable adversaries? I remain confused."
  • Yew: "May 10th. Blue skies. No one seems willing to address the problem of Lady Minette and Bismarck's daytime napping.
  • Yew: "They lie on the carpet, moving only to follow a patch of sunlight as it edges across the floor.
  • Yew: "If this continues, they will be snoring at the foot of the kaiser's throne by mid-afternoon.
  • Yew: "If Lady Anne were to catch them there, what a scolding they would suffer!
  • Yew: "All the officers, yours truly included, join together to move Bismarck. His mighty roars chill us to the bone!"
  • Magnolia: Poor man!
  • Tiz: Who'da thought being an imperial pencil-pusher was such a tough job!
  • Yew: Good thing they were all just dreams...or were they? Anyway, we should move on!
Caldisla, Land of Questions:
  • Tiz: Huh? What's wrong, Edea?
  • Edea: You're asking me? Look at these two and then ask me again.
  • Edea: They're bouncing up and down like puppies, wanting to ask you questions!
  • Yew: Um...arf arf?
  • Magnolia: Ouaf ouaf!
  • Tiz: Ahaha, I didn't think you meant it literally! All right then—ask away.
  • Magnolia: Oh, me first! Tell us: why are you on such familiar terms with a king?
  • Tiz: Well, the village where I was born and raised, Norende? It's right near here...or it was, until it fell into the Great Chasm.
  • Tiz: I was completely lost when that happened, but the king was kind to me. Looked after me.
  • Edea: Geez, Tiz! There you go, acting all humble again...
  • Edea: Back when Tiz was "completely lost," Caldisla also happened to be under attack from Eternia.
  • Edea: Tiz and Agnès, who'd met at the Great Chasm, helped fight them off...with a little help from yours truly...after I defected.
  • Tiz: His Highness let me head up the rebuilding of Norende, and allowed us to take the Eternian airship. We owe him so much.
  • Yew: That's amazing, sir!
  • Magnolia: And what about that boy? Egil, wasn't it?
  • Edea: Egil was an orphan of the civil war that ravaged Eisen. He was forced to work as a "canary boy" in the mines there.
  • Magnolia: And you and your friends rescued him from that fate?
  • Tiz: That's right. We took him to live with Karl, the innkeep you met not too long ago.
  • Tiz: Karl had lost his only son during the duchy's attack. He was really down on his luck...
  • Tiz: But I think having Egil around helped him get back on his feet.
  • Edea: And the king let Egil start studying at the castle, training to be a knight someday!
  • Magnolia: What a lovely tale! You hail from a country of such wonderful people!
  • Tiz: I know... So how did I forget a place that was so important to me...?
  • Edea: I know! I feel the same way...
  • Tiz: Perhaps this monster at Lontano Villa has something to do with it.
  • Yew: You're right. Let's track it down and find ourselves some answers!
Just Mix and Serve!:
  • Edea: Gah! How many times do I have to tell you, Magnolia!
  • Magnolia: You're the one who seems incapable of learning, Edea! Not me!
  • Tiz: So Edea and Magnolia were fighting and you decided to jump in as the mediator, Yew?
  • Yew: Seems that way...
  • Tiz: ...And that only ended up with the two of them taking out their anger on you next?
  • Yew: I'm afraid so, sir...
  • Tiz: What in the world caused this fight anyway?
  • Yew: Er... Do you remember the strawberry-whipped-cream custard-with-sweet-bean filled wafers...?
  • Yew: I heard Edea and Agnès once fought over the merits of custard with strawberry whipped cream versus sweet bean-filled wafers...
  • Tiz: Oh...that.
  • Yew: I heard that you combined the two to make strawberry-whipped-cream-custard-with-sweet-bean-filled wafers...
  • Yew: Since that ended the argument last time, I thought I might do the same...
  • Tiz: I...see. And what were these two fighting over this time?
  • Edea: Breakfast!
  • Magnolia: We were debating what would be the ultimate meal to wake up to!
  • Tiz: And so Yew, in an effort to appease the two of you, made...this.
  • Yew: Exactly! A scrambled egg, oatmeal, bacon, yogurt, banana, sausage, and hollandaise sauce smoothie!
  • Tiz: Uh, Yew...? I think I'd be mad, too...
The Ultimate Owwie:
  • Magnolia: I've got it! Stubbing your pinky toe on the corner of the dresser!
  • Yew: Yeowch, that one hurts!
  • Edea: It's a shoo-in, for sure!
  • Tiz: What are you three doing?
  • Edea: Holding the third official ultimate owwie competition!
  • Edea: Everyone chips in with the most painful-sounding events they've heard or experienced...until the ultimate owwie is crowned!
  • Tiz: The ultimate...owwie? (And they've already done this twice!?)
  • Edea: How about you, Tiz? Got any cringeworthy tales?
  • Tiz: I suppose I do...
  • Magnolia: Oh, do tell, do tell! ♪
  • Tiz: Hmm, let me think... How about this one time, when I was brushing my teeth in the morning...
  • Edea: Oh! I know, I know! You banged your head on the mirror when bending over to rinse and spit!
  • Tiz: Ahahaha! Come on, that doesn't hurt all that much!
  • Tiz: No, one morning I went to brush my teeth, but I was so tired, that instead of my toothbrush...
  • Tiz: ...I grabbed my razor instead.
A Road Oft Traveled:
  • Tiz: How many times have I been down this road...?
  • Tiz: As a kid, I was told never to come here alone. Here be monsters, everyone said. But we played here anyway.
  • Tiz: When the Great Chasm swallowed Norende, they carried me to Karl's inn, in Caldisla...
  • Tiz: I woke up a week later, and came racing down this road again. I just had to see it with my own eyes...
  • Tiz: But it was gone... Not a trace left...
  • Edea: ......
  • Tiz: I met Agnès on the precipice, and we hurtled back down this road together, chasing after that Eternian airship...
  • Tiz: Each time that we crossed the boundaries into another world, we raced up and down this road again...and again...
  • Tiz: Gritting our teeth tight against the pain, the regret we felt...
  • Edea: ......
  • Tiz: And when the Great Chasm gave rise to the Dark Aurora, we struck down this road one last time...toward our final battle.
  • Tiz: How many more times...will we walk down this road?
  • Edea: As many times as we have to!
  • Edea: Until we've wiped away those terrible memories once and for all!
  • Tiz: Edea...
  • Edea: The next time we walk down this road, it'll be to visit the new Norende Village—the one you helped rebuild!
  • Magnolia: I'll be there, too! I wouldn't miss it for the world!
  • Yew: Count me in, too! We're all in this together!
  • Tiz: My friends... Yeah...that would be nice. All of us...together...
Spoilers end here.

Side StoriesEdit

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The Prime Minister's Plan:
  • Tiz: The Jackal as head of desert security? That's a pretty bold move...
  • Edea: A bold move?
  • Tiz: Yeah, by the prime minister. Appointing a bandit to police the desert? It's like asking a fox to watch the chicken coop.
  • Edea: Maybe... But I can see the logic.
  • Edea: Who knows the other bandits and how they work better than the Jackal? Soon as they try to make a move, he'll know about it.
  • Edea: Set a thief to catch a thief, and all that. Though it is risky, of course.
  • Tiz: Right? Putting a man like that in charge of people's belongings...lives, even. ...Ah, wait! The kids!
  • Edea: What about them?
  • Tiz: ...Nah, maybe I'm overthinking it. I don't think the prime minister would be that devious...
  • Edea: You think he's holding the orphans hostage in town to keep the Jackal in line!?
  • Tiz: I can't say for sure, but...it's definitely not out of the question.
  • Edea: I don't know. The prime minister seemed like such an easygoing guy...
  • Tiz: When you're responsible for an entire nation, you can't afford to play nice all the time.
  • Edea: ...Yes, I know. But still. It seems so drastic.
  • Yew: I am the guardian of the sands!
  • Magnolia: And I am Princess Ariane of the Moon Desert! You shall never take my land from me!
  • Tiz: Good grief. Are those two playing pretend?
  • Edea: Listen, let's keep this little chat to ourselves, okay? We don't want to reopen old wounds...
  • Tiz: Got it.
  • Yew: Say farewell, wicked Princess of the Moon Desert!
  • Magnolia: Aieeeeeeeeeeee!
The Sea of Corsairs:
  • Magnolia: Hey, Yew...where and what is this "Sea of Corsairs"? The one that Holly woman was talking about...
  • Yew: Oh, right. That is what people call the sea that extends to the east of Eisen.
  • Magnolia: And by corsairs, they mean pirates, yes? How very exciting!
  • Tiz: That's right! There are a lot of names for it.
  • Tiz: Pillager's Deep, Buccaneer's Bay...
  • Edea: There's even legends of a long-lost nation founded by pirates!
  • Magnolia: A nation of pirates? How positively romantic!
  • Yew: It was during Luxendarc's middle ages... Advances in shipcraft gave rise to mighty vessels, and people flocked to the seas.
  • Yew: It became easier than ever to move people, goods, and information between nations...
  • Yew: Second-hand rumors and vague information became a thing of the past. Overnight the world grew smaller...and smarter.
  • Yew: And the world entered a great age of discovery.
  • Tiz: Of course, not everybody was happy about that. Old powers and new clashed, and many wars were fought.
  • Edea: The Orthodoxy was losing power, the new knowledge defeating old superstitions. They blamed the seafarers, calling them pirates.
  • Edea: And the seafarers didn't like being hemmed in by musty old ideals either, so they began to raid coastal Crystalist states.
  • Tiz: Even the Crystalguard was sent on campaigns to suppress these "pirates," but they were utterly outclassed on the sea.
  • Tiz: In the end, the pirates decided to found their own nation...
  • Tiz: Right about halfway between Eisenberg and Ancheim, in fact.
  • Magnolia: Ah, la vache! Now that I would love to see! Let's go to the land of pirates!
  • Tiz: Ahaha! I'm afraid that all you'd find today is the vast, open sea.
Stalwart Shields:
  • Yew: That Heinkel fellow... Is he a native of Hartschild?
  • Edea: I'm pretty sure he is... He's of an age with Commander Goodman, too.
  • Yew: Really? So Captain Heinkel and the commander could have been childhood friends?
  • Magnolia: One a shield specialist, and the other commander of the Shieldbearers. Do you think they ever...?
  • Edea: Ever what?
  • Magnolia: Well, you know... Comparing shield sizes... That sort of thing.
  • Tiz: Ahaha! Well, I'm sure they may have been rivals of a sort.
  • Edea: Not that we'll ever know for sure. Heinkel never would talk much about his life before joining up with the duchy.
  • Magnolia: Wait, I've got it! Maybe they were rivals for fair Eleanor's hand!
  • Edea: Oooh! I like it! I can see it now...
  • Magnolia: A duel of passion atop Eisen Bridge... For three days and three nights, neither would give an inch!
  • Tiz: Hold on... I feel like I've heard this somewhere before...
  • Edea: But Lady Victory looked upon young Goodman with favor...!
  • Magnolia: And Heinkel, bearing the shame of defeat, stole away from Hartschild, never to return! Da-da-daaaah!
  • Edea: Oooh, that has to be it! That settles it. I'm totally going to go ask Heinkel!
  • Magnolia: Me, too! Me, too! We'll get the truth out of him if it kills us!
  • Tiz: I swear... I'll never understand why girls go in for that sort of thing...
  • Tiz: So how did it go?
  • Edea: He bopped me on the head. With a gauntlet.
  • Magnolia: Me too... But we won't give up... The truth is out there!
Starkfort's Sad History:
  • Magnolia: What a curious place...
  • Magnolia: It looks so intimidating from the outside, but it's also so...sad. As if some great dream ended here.
  • Tiz: It's true that Starkfort is all that's left of some men's dreams.
  • Tiz: This place was once the headquarters of a faction called the Swordbearers.
  • Edea: You guys know that this country was embroiled in a civil war until just a few years ago?
  • Yew: Yes, a long war of two opposing factions: the Shieldbearers and the Swordbearers, which pitted brother against brother.
  • Yew: Commander Goodman was the leader of the Shieldbearers, wasn't he?
  • Tiz: He was. The two factions were meant to complement one another: one to protect the crystal, the other to quell enemy attacks.
  • Tiz: But as time went on, the Shieldbearers came to assume political power, which didn't sit well with the Swordbearers.
  • Tiz: The leader of the Swordbearers tried to ally with the duchy, which was working to spread Anticrystalism to other lands.
  • Tiz: Then they began a bloody coup without listening to the duchy's efforts to dissuade them.
  • Tiz: The duchy wouldn't abandon the Swordbearers in their hour of need, so they dispatched their finest: the Black Blades.
  • Tiz: ...led by none other than the Swordmaster Kamiizumi himself.
  • Tiz: You remember him, right? He was also Edea's master, who taught her the way of the sword.
  • Yew: So that's the truth of how that war first broke out! And it all began right here, at this forbidding old fort...
  • Edea: It did. Which only makes it all the more baffling...
  • Tiz: Who in the world would consider this a prime piece of real estate!?
  • Edea: Your guess is as good as mine! Ha ha ha...
Marching Plans:
  • Yew: Hm? What's that, Magnolia?
  • Magnolia: Something I picked up outside. I've been waiting for a chance to read it.
  • Edea: It looks like a map. It's in pretty bad shape.
  • Yew: This line here connects the Yulyana Woods and Ancheim.
  • Yew: Then it cuts across the Sea of Corsairs, toward the Eisen region.
  • Yew: Here it turns north by Starkfort, and goes all the way to Eternia. It stops at this X here, in the southern region of Eternia.
  • Tiz: And look at all these scrawled notes. They're packed with info on each of the key points.
  • Yew: Look, here's a detailed map of part of the Eternian highlands. See, the line splits into three.
  • Edea: One goes to the city of Eternia, another goes to Central Command.
  • Edea: And the third goes to...Everlast Tower!
  • Tiz: There's a date, too. Year of the Orthodoxy, 2385.
  • Edea: I was three years old then! The writing carved in this stone looks like it was done in my father's hand...
  • Tiz: These must be the marching plans from all those years ago, when the templar launched his uprising!
  • Tiz: Look, here's where Braev debated with Lester DeRosso and Sage Yulyana.
  • Tiz: ...And where we came to find the rainbow thread.
  • Tiz: We came here twice, and the sage revealed to us the secrets of our world.
  • Tiz: Just think of how many paths have crossed here in this cave. How many destinies have been decided...!
Sword Counsel:
  • Edea: The grand marshal's sword! It's just as Father described it...
  • Tiz: Edea? Is something wrong?
  • Edea: No. It's just that this great task Father gave me...
  • Tiz: ...It was too easy, right?
  • Edea: Yeah, exactly. Somehow, I don't think just finding the sword is all I'm supposed to do...
  • Yew: But it is the grand marshal's sword... Powerful enough to cut down any foe, right?
  • Edea: There's got to be more to it. I need someone to advise me. Like...Prime Minister Dominus, for example.
  • Yew: Why him?
  • Edea: Because he has the intelligence to dominate anyone in the arena of ruling a nation!
  • Yew: Er...he does?
  • Magnolia: I think you'd be better off talking to someone who has experience with a weapon as powerful as that sword.
  • Tiz: Someone with a weapon powerful enough to cut down the strongest of foes?
  • Magnolia: Or, I don't know...maybe something more figurative. Someone with the ambition and talent to overcome anything!
  • Tiz: That sounds like a real shot in the dark...
  • Yew: A shot...of course! How about Sirius, the Sagitta elder!?
  • Tiz: That's it! The SP Cannon! What could be more powerful than a weapon that can bust Ba'als clear out of the sky!?
  • Edea: That makes sense! If we get the chance, I'll definitely talk to him.
Shield Counsel:
  • Edea: This is it...the grand marshal's shield!
  • Tiz: It certainly looks stout enough to defend against anything. But...
  • Edea: I know, I know. The task Father gave me was too simple. There must be more to it than just finding this.
  • Magnolia: Perhaps you should ask someone for counsel. About the shield, I mean.
  • Tiz: Well, if you want to talk shields, who better than Commander Goodman?
  • Edea: Right. I was thinking of asking Commander Goodman's advice either way.
  • Tiz: But you're thinking, you also want to get fresh ideas from someone less obvious.
  • Edea: Exactly. Come on, guys, help me think outside the box!
  • Yew: Let's see... You could look for someone who spends a lot of time protecting things. Like traditions, for example.
  • Magnolia: Someone who protects tradition?
  • Edea: Hmmm. Traditions, customs... A defender of the precepts of the past...urgh! All this thinking is making my head hurt!
  • Tiz: Instead of standing here giving ourselves headaches, let's visit Commander Goodman first.
  • Edea: That sounds like a plan!
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Fort-Lune's New Beginning:
  • Yew: Wow, helping to rebuilt Magnolia's home? Talk about a big responsibility! Where do we even get started?
  • Edea: Magnolia. Could you tell us more about...Fort-Lune, was it?
  • Magnolia: Mais oui! First of all, you'll find four major types of facilities at Fort-Lune.
  • Magnolia: There's item workshops, shipyards...
  • Magnolia: ...bioplants, and last but not least, special move research labs!
  • Magnolia: If the rebuilding effort is to succeed, we'll need to start by setting up these facilities.
  • Edea: I have a good idea what item workshops are all about, but...did you say "shipyards"?
  • Magnolia: I sure did! Shipyards produce buster ships, like the one I came to Luxendarc in. They're essential to our anti-Ba'al defense system!
  • Yew: Wait, Magnolia! Let me get that down. Anti-Ba'al defense system...check! Now, what about these "bioplants"?
  • Magnolia: Bioplants produce food for the residents of Fort-Lune. There's only a few people now, so they're getting by without them, but...
  • Edea: ...Once we start rebuilding, the population is going to skyrocket.
  • Magnolia: ...Yes. At least, that's our hope.
  • Yew: And special...move...research labs? Those sound awfully...uh, special.
  • Edea: Whaaaaaat? An egghead like you, and you don't know about special move research labs!?
  • Edea: They research special moves that can be used in battle and all sorts of "parts" to make them even more useful! ...I think?
  • Magnolia: I can't believe I'm saying this, but...Edea's exactly right!
  • Yew: A-amazing, sir! Er, I mean...ma'am?
  • Edea: So, wait a minute... What about weapon and armor shops?
  • Magnolia: I'm afraid we don't have anything like that on the Moon.
  • Edea: Huh, go figure. Well, I think I get the big picture...more or less.
  • Edea: Now it's just a matter of figuring out which facilities we want to rebuild, and to what extent.
  • Yew: Well, I'm up to the challenge! Let's give 'em gravy!
Efficiency Experts:
  • Yew: You know, I've been thinking lately. With manpower limited and all...
  • Yew: Is it more efficient to focus all our resources into one project? Or split people up to construct multiple facilities at once?
  • Tiz: That's a tough one, isn't it? After all, there's more than one way to define efficiency...
  • Yew: There is...?
  • Tiz: Think about it this way: let's say it takes three days for one person to put up a building.
  • Tiz: Now, you have three people and want to put up three buildings.
  • Tiz: If you have each of them work on a separate building, it'll take them three days to finish the entire job.
  • Tiz: If you have them all work together to put up a building a day, the entire job will still take...?
  • Yew: ...Three days. So in other words, it doesn't really matter?
  • Edea: Of course it matters! Think about it: if you pool your resources, you can use one facility after the first day...
  • Edea: ...and two after the second. If you work separately, you have to wait until the end to benefit from any of them!
  • Edea: When you think that way, even if the end result is the same, working together is more efficient!
  • Magnolia: What a fascinating theory!
  • Tiz: At the same time, it's not always that simple. Think about this...
  • Tiz: Let's say you want to build three buildings, and each takes one person six hours.
  • Tiz: If you assign all three to work on the same building, it'll be done in two hours.
  • Yew: So that's more efficient!
  • Tiz: ...In theory, maybe. But let's say we're ready to turn in for the night...
  • Magnolia: I get it! If we won't be able to reassign people until morning, it's better to give them each a six-hour job!
  • Yew: Then when we wake up, all three facilities will be ready to go!
  • Yew: If we put them all on one job, they'll finish early and be twiddling their thumbs for the rest of the night.
  • Edea: See? "Efficiency" can take different forms depending on what you're trying to accomplish, and when!
  • Tiz: ...And that concludes our lecture from Professor Edea, efficiency expert.
  • Edea: Hahaha! What can I say? Agnès taught me well!
Half-Empty or Half-Full?:
  • Yew: The rebuilding effort is really coming along, isn't it?
  • Tiz: It sure seems like it. What would you say, Magnolia? How far along are we?
  • Magnolia: It's hard to say for sure, but...about halfway?
  • Edea: Wow, halfway already! Or, wait. Should I say...we're still only halfway there?
  • Magnolia: I guess it could be either...or both. It just depends on how you look at it.
  • Magnolia: I mean, I want to be happy about how far we've come.
  • Magnolia: But at the same time, I can see just how far we still have to go...
  • Magnolia: I can't help but feel conflicting emotions.
  • Tiz: I understand, Magnolia.
  • Tiz: It's only natural that you feel that way. After all, Fort-Lune is your home.
  • Yew: You lived there during the best of times...and the worst of times.
  • Tiz: More than any of us, you can appreciate just how much progress we've made...
  • Magnolia: ...and at the same time, I know I can't rest easy until the job is done.
  • Edea: We're here for you, Magnolia! Let's just take it one day, one step at a time!
Getting Closer:
  • Edea: I have to say, Fort-Lune's looking more lively every day!
  • Tiz: If I had to guess, I'd say it's almost at...eighty percent of full capacity? What do you think, Magnolia?
  • Magnolia: A-amazing, Tiz! I was thinking the exact same thing!
  • Magnolia: But...how did you know?
  • Tiz: Just call it a hunch. After a while, you can just kind of see things taking shape, you know?
  • Tiz: I can also see it in your eyes. "We've come so far, so fast..."
  • Tiz: "Am I truly going about this the right way? Am I sure I'm not forgetting anything important?"
  • Tiz: I see the joy and the hope in your eyes tempered by caution...
  • Tiz: ...and a keen awareness of the challenges that still lie ahead.
  • Yew: Wow, sir! It's like you can read minds!
  • Magnolia: I'll say... You might even understand me better than I understand myself!
  • Tiz: It's nothing like that. Just, you know... I've been through this before.
  • Magnolia: ...Right. It really means the world to us to have you on our side!
  • Tiz: Gee...thanks, Magnolia. In that case, let me give you one more piece of advice.
  • Tiz: Rebuilding isn't just about restoring things to the way they were.
  • Magnolia: It isn't...?
  • Tiz: Of course, rebuilding what's been lost is at the heart of the process.
  • Tiz: But beyond that, it's also the perfect time to make changes for the better.
  • Edea: Right! Sure we want to see Fort-Lune as you remember it, in all its glory.
  • Edea: But we also want to see your vision for Fort-Lune—for your people's future!
  • Magnolia: My friends...!
  • Magnolia: I can't express how much your words mean to me. I won't rest until the Fort-Lune I've always dreamed of is a reality!
  • Yew: That's the spirit! We're with you, Magnolia...all the way!
Fort-Lune Reborn!:
  • Yew: Well, Magnolia? How does it look...?
  • Magnolia: Why, yes. Yes...I believe that should do it.
  • Edea: Are you sure? Let's look at the map one more time...
  • Magnolia: Let me see. Yes... Yes, there can be no doubt... Fort-Lune is...*sniff*
  • Magnolia: Yes, today, Fort-Lune is...! *sniff* Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
  • Tiz: Today, Fort-Lune is reborn!
  • Yew: Congratulations, Magnolia!
  • Edea: There, there, Magnolia! *sniff* Here's a...*sniff*...handker...*sniff* Waaaaaaaaaaaahhh!
  • Tiz: Ahahaha! Who can blame you two? It's an emotional day!
  • Yew: Here here, tissues for the both of you. Double-ply, soft on the nose!
  • Magnolia: *sniff* *sob* Oh, Yew...*sniff* Thank you...
  • Edea: *sniff* Yeah, thanks guys...
  • Tiz: it was our pleasure! And remember—it wasn't just us. All our new friends who came to this world pitched in, too!
  • Magnolia: Y-you're right... You have my thanks...all of you! From the bottom of my heart!
Chomp, Chomp Away!:
  • Tiz: The mouth goes here, and the arms go... Or are those legs?
  • Edea: This is trickier than it looks...
  • Yew: I'll say. Is it really worth the trouble...?
  • Magnolia: Why, of course it is! Just look at how cute they are! And so fluffy and cuddly!
  • Edea: W-wait, Magnolia! How did you make that!? Come on! Lemme see!
  • Tiz: Waugh! Watch where you're pointing those scissors, Edea. Anyhow, I'm sure we'll all pick it up in no time.
  • Yew: You got it, sir! Let's give it our all, and go for the gravy!
The Chomp Goes On:
  • Tiz: Whew! I think I'm finally getting the hang of this.
  • Edea: Me too! It's starting to become second nature.
  • Magnolia: It's interesting, isn't it? Everyone has their own role...
  • Yew: Right! No one person can do it all on his or her own...
  • Edea: Yeah, we all have to be on the ball...or we'll end up with some pretty scruffy-looking chompers.
  • Tiz: It's a real team effort. In fact, I bet it'll be great training for our adventures!
  • Edea: Yeah! Keep it up, and we'll be fighting like a well-oiled, merciless killing machine!
  • Yew: R-right! (Why does she have to make everything sound so...violent?)
Chompcraft Diaries: Fresh Air:
  • Tiz: What is it about this simple, repetitive craftwork that's so addictive...?
  • Yew: ......
  • Magnolia: ......
  • Edea: ......
  • Tiz: Phew! I'm ready for a break. How about you guys?
  • Yew: ......
  • Magnolia: ......
  • Edea: ......
  • Tiz: Uh, guys? I said how about...!?
  • Tiz: Waugh, it's the fumes from the glue! Let me open a window! Breathe, guys! Breathe!
Chompcraft Diaries: Milestones:
  • Tiz: Guess what, everyone? It looks like we hit a major milestone!
  • Edea: A milestone...!? All right! Way to go, us!
  • Magnolia: 100 million, was it? That's...a lot of chomping.
  • Yew: One milestone down, now on to the next! Let's pour on the gravy!
  • Magnolia: ...
  • Tiz: Right! So, uh...what was the next milestone again?
  • Edea: ...
  • Yew: Er...beats me.
  • Tiz: Why are we doing this again?
  • Yew: Wasn't it something about bringing glory to the Chomp? Uh...whatever that is.
  • Edea: Yeah! And bringing the flame of chomp back to Chompshire! Er...wherever that is.
  • Magnolia: Chompers...chomping on...forevermore...
  • Tiz: So, uh, yeah... Why are we doing this again?
Chompcraft Diaries: In a Groove:
  • Edea: ...
  • Tiz: ...
  • Magnolia: ...
  • Yew: ...
  • Tiz: We're really in a groove today, huh?
  • Yew: I'll say! I was so focused on my hands, I forgot to talk!
  • Magnolia: The slightest slip-up, and you'll disrupt everyone else's rhythm.
  • Magnolia: So much pressure...but that's what makes it so fun!
  • Yew: And recovering your rhythm once you've gotten off is a good challenge, too.
  • Yew: When to slow down, when to pick up the pace...
  • Yew: It's not easy, but when you get it just right... Ah, la vache! ...Er, as Magnolia would say.
  • Magnolia: Look at Edea, everyone! She's really into it!
  • Edea: Zzz...zzzzzz... Huh? Sorry, did I miss something?
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