Albert is the captain of the Knights of Levin, an order of warriors who (typically) harness the power of Levin's storms to defend their kingdom. He is the wielder of the Skyblade, one of Levin's national treasures and possesses incomparable skill with a sword.
He is an intensely strong warrior, but he lacks social awareness, and can be surprisingly immature at times. He also designed the uniforms worn by female recruits, as seen on the Levin Sisters, suggesting that he is a closet pervert.
Albert was a close friend of a man named Yurius, another Levin noble and fellow Knight, who is in fact the illegitimate son of the king. However, Yurius was a scholar at heart, while Albert was the real knight between the two of them, having been given promotion after promotion for his valor and heroics.
Yurius, meanwhile requested that the king entrust two of Levin's national treasures to him; the Skyblade, and the Astral Void Lacrima, the latter of which he believed to be a piece of the Sky Map, so that he could study them. The king, disgusted and taking deep personal offense that his filthy illegitimate son would dare ask for table scraps, much less a pair of valuable treasures that Yuius was far more suited to using than he was, spat in his face, and told Yurius that the Knights were Levin's foundation, insinuating how worthless he considered both Yurius and his work to be. Advancing Levin's society was far less important to the king than being regaled by Albert's stories of his knight's brave exploits. And this was a typical occurrence unfortunately, so when Albert walked in on them arguing after returning from an expedition, Albert had no way to know that things were escalating between the two parties.
Eventually, the king went so far as to rename the Knights of Levin, further damaging Albert's relationship with his best friend, by calling them the Sky Knights, for no other reason than to spite Yurius. Albert saw through the ploy and protested, but he was a soldier loyal to his king first and foremost, and was forced to comply when the king turned and had Yurius himself prepare a celebration for Albert. He was starting to grow suspicious that his king lived for no other reason than to spite his best friend. But it was too late at that point.
Albert was favored by the king for many years, and this led to his best friend growing increasingly resentful of him. Albert was never made aware of this until he was returning to the barracks after a training exercise to hear Yurius cry out in panic from within. He barged into Yurius' room-turned-workshop, only to find his friend looking no worse for wear. Yurius left to see the king, and Albert had peace of mind again... briefly.
This lasted for a matter of hours, upon which he finally couldn't help but feel something was off and hurried to the throne room, only to find Yurius there, carrying the Astral Void Lacrima. Before he could say anything of course, the king made it perfectly clear that Yurius was an evil man who had lied to them all in order to formulate a diabolical plot to kill him. He demanded that Albert execute Yurius immediately, which left Albert dumbfounded, because the Yurius he knew would never even contemplate such a thing. The Yurius the king knew, of course, didn't actually exist and was a product of his self-centered delusions, meaning that the king wasn't actually aware that what he was saying was completely ludicrous and would have been hysterical if it weren't for the fact that Yurius seemed to be corroborating the story.
He threatened the king, told Albert of his heritage, and how for a long time, ever since he started studying the Lacrima, in fact, he had been hearing voices in his head telling him to kill his best friend and the king so that he could finally be given the respect that was his birthright. He also explained that he knew that these thoughts were his own. A part of him had always deeply resented Albert, which if he had been paying attention, would likely have been obvious to him. Though he had finally given in at this point, a part of Yurius's true conscience evidently remained, and without even breaking from his rant, he gave Albert the Skyblade and pleaded he use it to kill him. But first, he had to destroy the Lacrima, because the voices in his head did have another source: They were his own thoughts, but they were being manipulated by a primal beast speaking to him from within the Astral Void Lacrima. Only the Skyblade could destroy the Lacrima, or vice-versa, as their powers cancelled each other out.
Albert however didn't believe him until Yurius began speaking with two voices, now urging him not to do what he had just said, and now telling him that the Lacrima was a prison. Destroying it wouldn't stop the primal beast from controlling him, but would in fact unleash the full extent of its power. The king watched this altercation in a fit of rage, commanding, or rather demanding, that Albert kill him for his treason. Forced to make a choice, Albert smashed the Lacrima to pieces.
Unfortunately, he had once again failed to see the truth even when it shoved itself in his face, as it had several hours prior. Of course, it didn't help that the king was putting extra pressure on him to do the obviously wrong thing, so he cannot be held entirely accountable.
Yurius not only told him that he had made the wrong choice, but that in doing so, he had proven that he believed more in the Yurius who was a deranged killer, the monster he had just met, rather than his closest friend who warned him what smashing the Lacrima would do. He promptly butchered the king, ripping him into pieces, the mad primal beast cackling through his mouth as the Celestial Eye erupted into existence high above the kingdom and unleashed a colossal bolt of lighting directly at Saint Lethan Castle, blasting a massive hole through the building before going inactive.
It is worth noting here that whatever Yurius or Albert thought of the royal swine, he got a lot better than he deserved.
Albert escaped the Castle and ran away, leaving Levin altogether, joining a certain crew on a certain airship, under the premise of finding a way to stop Yurius. It was of course just an excuse to run away from his problems now that he had been forced to learn that he couldn't solve them all by swinging a sword at them, as he had done all his life. It was however, the only thing he knew how to do, being a natural leader and an incomparable fighter, but a near-complete failure at seeing the motivations of others.
Eventually, Albert was forced to return to Levin, when the Celestial Eye that had hung over Levin since antiquity awoke and began firing lightning at the island.
He was made aware of this by Mina, who went off in search of him, and the crew was more than willing to help. Albert finally explained what happened in Levin (though he glossed over the altercation with Yurius itself) and why he ran away to the crew, apologizing for keeping secrets from them. He was about to continue until Mina interrupted, demanding answers from Albert as to why he did nothing to stop Yurius from assassinating the king, only for the Celestial Eye to turn toward the Grandcypher, and loose a lightning storm at it, as well as bringing the ship under attack by sending swarms of monsters from the palace to assault the crew. Under the Eye's relentless assault, the Grandcypher was struck out of the skies and plunged into the wreckage of Saint Lethan Castle.
Escaping from the damaged airship, Albert and Mina found themselves in one part of the castle, while the rest of the crew ended up in another. They began searching for their two missing companions in the eerie, empty castle. After a few minutes they heard footsteps...
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the ruined castle, Mina had not changed her focus even as the ship crashed, though she had changed her tone, begging Albert for forgiveness for what amounted to raising her voice to him, much to his embarrassment. Albert answered her by telling her that she had nothing to apologize form and proceeded to explain in detail what happened in the throne room when the king was assassinated. He managed to finish his explanation with only a few interruptions. He finished, conveniently, around the same time that the crew of the Grandcypher found him. However, they weren't alone.
With them, was none other than Yurius, looking just as he did the day before the Astral Void Lacrima successfully used him as its host.
Yurius explained that he wasn't actually the man Albert knew, but was in fact merely a part of him, cast off by the vast magical powers of the Celestial Eye, and the primal beast dwelling in his body. The Eye required a user without a conflicted mind, and because the part of Yurius that would never harm a friend was incompatible with the Eye's wielder, it expelled him from his body in a ghostly form. He explained what the Lacrima was: That it was a prison for a vicious primal beast that feeds on peoples' minds.
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The Lightning Knight
Caught off guard by monsters, our heroes fell from a cliff, but were rescued by Albert, who suddenly appeared. Even though Albert was thanked by the party, as soon as he noticed Lyria’s power, he took on a stern expression, and brandished his blade. After hearing Lyria’s explanation, Albert realized that he had misunderstood her. He himself explained that he was looking for a friend who had sold his soul a primal beast. Lyria proposed that they all searched together. Albert was Somewhat taken aback, but assented and joined the party.
The Land of the Heavenly Sword, where precipitous cliffs ran along the mountain paths. The party had heard rumors of monsters that attack travelers who try to make it through that dangerous territory.
After undertaking a mission to hunt monsters from the people of a village at the base of a mountain, the party climbed a rugged mountain path.
Vyrn: It is an extremely precipitous path... If monsters also show up on it, perhaps it’s best to just not go through it...
Lyria: There is a shortcut going across these mountains into the next country... Right, (Captain)?
(Captain) nodded in agreement to Lyria’s words. (Captain) was worried about the huffing and puffing Lyria.
At that instant, (Captain) reached out to Lyria.
Suddenly the shadow of a monster fell in the party’s path.
(Captain) made his way up from the precipice from which had fallen when protecting Lyria from the monster’s sudden attack.
It had been a close call for our heroes.
Vyrn: Whaaa?! You okay?!
The monsters that (Captain) had repelled in the sky attacked once again.
Lyria: Look out!
Lightning flashed as Lyria cried out.
Lyria turned away as the thunder roared. As Lyria regained her composure, the monsters flew off and disappeared without a trace.
???: Are you hurt?
The man who said that pulled (Captain) up by the hand.
Lyria: Thank you for saving me!
Vyrn: Wh-what the?! This guy appeared as sudden as a flash of lightning...
Albert: My name is Albert.
Albert: What are children doing in a place like this?
Vyrn: We are here to take out the leader of the monsters that attacks people who travel through these mountains!
Albert: What? Just you and your friends alone?
Lyria: Yes! We are Skyfarers!
Vyrn: Yeah! Monster hunting is our specialty!
Albert: Yes, but weren’t you in great danger just a moment ago?
Vyrn: What?! We were merely caught off guard, that’s all!
Albert: So you hunt monsters? It’s either kill or be killed... And of course there are surprise attacks.
Albert: I think you guys are too weak for this and should just head home.
Lyria: But the villagers are in trouble! We can’t just abandon them!
(Captain) returned Albert’s gaze intensely.
Albert: Good grief... What can I say in response to being stared at like that?
Albert: Fine, fine... I’m in kind of a hurry, but I can’t just leave you like this... I will help you hunt monsters.
Vyrn: Are you sure?! It would be a great help if lightning boy came along!
Albert: My name is not “lighting boy”. It’s Albert!
Lyria: Yes! Welcome aboard! Albert!
The party advanced along the mountain path with the help of Albert.
Vyrn expressed admiration for how Albert was apparently totally nonchalant about any monsters that appeared on the path.
Vyrn: You are amazingly brave, Albert!
Albert: It’s not a big deal.
Vyrn: No, I am truly impressed!
Albert: Thank you. I’ll take that as a compliment.
Vyrn: And your humble attitude is also impressive! Right? Don’t you agree, Lyria?
Lyria: Eh... Y-yes! S-sure...
Lyria was unable to hide the ambivalence in her statement. She then carelessly stumbled over a rock.
Albert: Be careful...
Before (Captain) could reach out to her, Albert gently caught Lyria In his arms.
Lyria: Ah, thank you...
(Captain) could feel his heart pounding as he witnessed this.
Vyrn: What's wrong, Lyria? Is mountain climbing too much for your feet?
Lyria: N-no! I’m all right! Right, (Captain)? Let's go!
Albert: Wait, Lyria...
Lyria: Wha?! W-What is it?!
Master of the Heavenly Sword: Grrrr!
Albert: Lyria, get back! This one isn’t the same as the ones before!
Lyria: Y- Yes!
Albert: (Captain)... This monster is for sure the master of this mountain!
Lyria: (Captain)! Albert! I will back you up!
After saying that, Lyria unleashed the power of primal beasts.
Albert: What?! The primal beasts...
Vyrn: Hey! Albert! Watch it! Monsters are coming!
Albert: ... Yeah.
With the help of Albert, the party defeated the Master of the Heavenly Sword.
Suddenly, Albert turned his blade toward Lyria with a grim look on his face.
Vyrn: Hey hey... Albert. What happened?
Albert: Lyria... What is this power you wield?
Suddenly, the surrounding still dark, and the sky was filled with black clouds.
Thunder began roaring as lightning flashed through the clouds.
Albert: Did you somewhere, somehow obtain the power of a primal crystal?
Lyria: Wha?! I... Uh...
Albert: You sold your soul to a primal crystal... Are you a monster?
Vyrn: What the hell?! Just shut up and listen and we’ll explain...
(Captain) sensed the change in Albert. (Captain) slowly backed away from him.
Lyria: (Captain)! Vyrn! P-Please wait!
Albert: It’s no good. There is no way you could defeat me. Shut up and then answer my question.
Albert remained cold and attached as he continued to point his blade at Lyria.
While staring fixedly at Albert, Lyria replied with resolve.
Lyria: I’m sorry. What is my power? Why can I use the power of primal beasts?
Lyria: I don’t really know, either. However, there is one thing I understand clearly.
Lyria: It’s that I want to use this power to help someone! I can’t explain it very well, but...
Lyria: I hope I can somehow use this power to help people in trouble and somehow make this world a little bit better!
Albert listen quietly to Lyria's statement without saying a word. Apparently moved by her words, he quietly sheathed his sword.
The dark clouds above then disappeared.
Albert: Sorry for frightening you. You seem to be telling the truth, Lyria.
Vyrn: YOU MORON! Of course! What did you think Lyria was?
Albert: Please forgive me for what I have done.
Albert bowed deeply and apologized for his actions. He began to speak of the goals of his own journey.
Albert: I actually was originally the Captain of an Order in my fatherland.
Albert: However, one day my friends in that Order Were engulfed by the power of the “Star without Mercy” and underwent a strange transformation.
Lyria: “Star without Mercy”...?
Albert: Yes... There seems to be a primal beast that lives parasitically in humans sealed within the primal crystal Crystal fragment known as the “Star Without Mercy”.
Albert: I have been pursuing my friend it has been possessed by that primal beast’s power...
Vyrn: So that’s why you had such a reaction to Lyria’s ability to use the power of primal beasts...
Lyria: So does it seem like you’re going to be able to find your friends, Albert?
Albert: I am looking for that kind of monster, but so far have found no trace of it...
Lyria: In that case! I will help you find your friend!
Lyria: I actually have the ability to sense the power of primal beasts...
Lyria: Thus I think it would be more efficient for me to help you find your friend than for you to do so all alone?
Albert: R-Really?! Are you saying that you would welcome me into your fellowship even though I pointed my sword at you?
Vyrn: That’s what Lyria is saying. What do you think, (Captain)?
Choose: Well, if Lyria says so...
- Well, if Lyria says so...
- I'm a little hesitant...
Albert: Thank you, (Captain). You are very kindhearted.Choose: I'm a little hesitant...
Albert: That’s... That’s right. Maybe I should just continue with my journey alone after all...
Lyria: Wh-what’s wrong? Saying something nasty like that... It’s not like you, (Captain).
Vyrn: Hmph... There was that thing before, and...
Vyrn: Aren’t you worried about Lyria, (Captain)?
Lyria: That’s right! (Captain)...
(Captain) nods deeply in response to what Lyria was saying.
Lyria: But but... I thought you understood, Albert!
Lyria: I'm fine! Right, (Captain)?
Lyria frantically explained what was going on with (Captain).Continue 1
His suspicions alleviated, Albert joined our heroes on their journey.
Vyrn: Well, think about it. Albert did help us get rid of those monsters.
Lyria: Exactly! I think Albert is a wonderful person!
Albert: Haha... Me, a “wonderful” person...
Vyrn: Hmm? What's wrong?
Albert: Oh, it’s nothing. I was just talking to myself.
Albert: If I join your fellowship, I will stake my life on protecting you.
Albert: I'm looking forward to our journey together, (Captain).
Thus Albert became a member of the party.
Would he eventually find the friend he was looking for?
Trial By Lightning
(Captain) and company apologize to Albert for not being able to find information on the person he's searching for. Albert laughs and tells them not to worry, then suggests that they stay at an inn for the night.
As the party follows the rumors of primal beasts, they gather information on the person that Albert is searching for.
However, they fail to find any information regarding the man that was possessed by the power of primal crystals.
Vyrn: Man... It was just a monster again.
Lyria: Yeah... I didn't sense primal beasts nearby, but we couldn't just abandon the mission midway...
Vyrn: Albert... Sorry you had to help us with an unrelated mission.
Albert: Don't worry about it. It's a knight's duty to help those in need.
Lyria: Hehehe... Do you remember how you helped us when we first met, too?
Albert: Heh... Did I?
Albert: Ah... there's the town ahead. Let's rest at an inn for tonight.
Trial By Lightning: Scene 2
While looking for the tavern, they take on a quest from a town official. He says that several people had been spirited away. Albert and (Captain)’s party accept this quest and join the town night watch. During their patrol, they hear a woman’s scream. Rushing to the scene, they find the woman being attacked by a monster and hurry to go rescue her.
Once in town, Albert and the crew walk down the main street in search of an inn.
Vyrn: Where’s the inn, anyway...?
Albert: Hold on, Vryn. We should ask someone before we start wandering around aimlessly.
Townsgirl 1: Ooh... Won’t you take a look at him? He’s so... dreamy.
Townsgirl 2: Oh my. He’s so handsome. And that beautiful, fine hair. So pretty...
Townsgirl 1: He’s so classy. Just look at him. Perhaps he’s an heir of a noble house. Oh! He’s coming this way!
Albert: Excuse me. We’re looking for the inn. Would you happen to know where it might be?
Townsgirl 2: Oh! Y-yes, of course! The tavern, right? Yes, it’s right along this street. You’ll see it at the end of the block.
Albert: Thank you. Now, if you’ll excuse me.
Townsgirl 1: Ooooh! Even his voice is wonderful! I’m about to melt!
Vyrn: Oh, that Albert. He’s so good with the ladies, as always.
Lyria: Haha, yeah. He doesn’t seem to realize it though.
Albert: What are you doing there? Let’s get back to the inn.
Just then, a man who had been watching Albert from afar walks up to him.
???: Excuse me, sir. Could you perhaps be Albert the Courageous of the Order of Sky Knights?
Albert: That I am. And you are?
Town Official: I am a bureaucrat who works for this town. I’ve heard about your many deeds, Sir Albert. Would it be possible for me to discuss some matters with you?
Albert: Discuss? With me? Well, this is out of nowhere... Actually, you see, I am with these skyfarers right now and...
Vyrn: Oh, come on. We can listen to what he has to say, at least.
Lyria: That’s right! We would love to be of help!
Town Official: Thank you, kind sirs!
With a look of relief on his face, the town official begins to talk about the problems they are having. He has been receiving many reports of missing people.
Town Official: You see, we suddenly began receiving multiple reports in the past few days to search for missing persons.
Town Official: However, we’ve been unable to find even a hint of the cause. It’s been troubling us greatly...
The official looks pensive as he pleads to Albert to uncover the truth behind the spiriting away.
Town Official: Would it... be possible? Sir Albert. If you can be so kind as to lend us your strength...
Albert: I see now. We can’t ignore that. What say you, (Captain)?
Choose: I’m with you on this one, Albert.
- I’m with you on this one, Albert.
- Wait just a second...
Albert: Heh, a waste of time for me to ask, huh? I knew you’d feel the same. Thanks, (Captain).Choose: Wait just a second...
Albert: What’s wrong, (Captain)? Is there a problem?
Choose: I’m just kidding.
- I’m just kidding.
- There’s something in my eye...
Albert: Oh, you’re such a jokester. But remember, I’m counting on you, (Captain).Choose: There’s something in my eye...
Albert: What? Are you okay? Here, let me take a look.
Albert seems worried for (Captain).
He then brings his face very close and peers into (Captain)’s eye.
Albert: Oh. It looks like you had an eyelash in your eye. There, that should make you feel better.
With the source of discomfort removed, (Captain) expresses full cooperation to resolve this missing persons case.
Albert: Haha... You’re so silly sometimes, (Captain).Continue 1
Town Official: So then, would you be so kind to accept this quest?
Albert: Yeah. Fill me in on the details.
After receiving more details about the case, they decide to join the members of the town’s night watch.
It is a dark night without any moonlight. (Captain)’s party take up their positions to patrol the town.
Lyria: It’s pretty dark around here. Kinda scary to be walking alone...
Albert: Hey, Lyria. Don’t stray too far away from us.
Vyrn: So this whole spiriting away deal... How are we supposed to find any clues about it anyway?
Albert: It seems many of the victims are girls in this part of town.
Albert: Make sure to keep an eye out, especially for any ladies walking around alone.
Just then, a woman screams from somewhere in the alley.
Lyria: Over there!
Albert: C'mon, we'd better hurry! (Captain)!
When they rush to the scene, they find a lady being attacked by a monster.
Lady: The guy... The monster, he...
The panicked lady mutters a few words and then faints.
Monster: Grrrr! Get... Out of... My way...
Albert: (Captain)! We have to rescue the young lady first!
Trial By Lightning: Scene 3
They were able to rescue the lady but the monster had escaped. When the lady woke, she explained to them that the monster they just saw came up to her as a human man. With that information, the town official narrowed the suspect down to three people. Albert begins his interrogation with sword in hand. After some questioning, he figures out which man was actually the monster. The crew fights the monster alongside Albert.
The monster defeated by (Captain)’s party disappears into the darkness.
Vyrn: Damn it! He’s quick to run! (Captain)! We have to go after him!
Albert: Don’t go too far! We have to take care of this lady first!
(Captain) and company stay back to tend to the lady’s wounds.
The lady calms down and begins to explain that the monster had taken on a form of a human man.
The next day, the injured suspects were gathered in the town courtyard under the town official’s orders.
Town Official: Miss, do you recognize any of these men? One of them might be the man who attacked you last night.
Lady: I’m very sorry. It was dark and so sudden... I don’t remember his face.
Not knowing what else to do, the town official proposes a suggestion.
Town Official: Although I do feel kind of bad, perhaps we’ll put them all the cells for now to prove their innocence.
Town Official: We can see if the spiriting away stops.
Injured Man 1: What?! You better be joking! That shouldn’t ever be considered humane!
Injured Man 2: B-b-but I...! I didn’t do it! I-I-I swear!
Injured Man 3: Excuse me, gentlemen. I still have work to do. Can you please let me go? If you detain me any longer, I’m going to have to press charges.
The suspects, now gathered in the courtyard, each begin to complain.
The town official doesn’t know what to do. Just then, Albert steps towards the suspects.
Town Official: S-sir Albert?
Albert: There’s no need to put these men into any cells. Leave this to me.
Albert points his sword straight up towards the sky. Suddenly, a shadow casts down on the town courtyard and dark clouds begin to form above.
Albert: Listen. I’m going to ask you a question. I just want you to answer truthfully.
Albert: First, you.
With a cold look on his face, Albert points his sword at the man.
Injured Man 1: What the? What’s with you being all bossy!
Albert: Don’t make me repeat myself. If you want to live, just answer my question.
Uneasy tension falls upon the suspects as Albert stands there sternly.
Injured Man 1: F-fine, what is it?
Albert: Last night... Did you attack this young lady?
Injured Man 1: It wasn’t me! I didn’t do it. I’m telling the truth!
Albert stares into the man’s eyes. Without changing his expression, he then points his sword at the next man.
Injured Man 2: Ah...!
Albert: Were you the one who attacked this lady last night?
Injured Man 2: I-I-I said...! I-I-I don’t know anything!
Albert stares straight into the panicked man’s eyes and without saying a thing, turns his sword to the next man.
Injured Man 3: Hmph. You really ought to step off that high horse. Who do you think you are?
Albert: Look, there’s still more to do. I can’t waste my time chatting with you.
Albert: Was it you who attacked this woman last night?
Injured Man 3: How many times do I have to say it? I didn’t do it.
As soon as the man finishes speaking, Albert jumps high into the air.
At the same time, a blinding lightning strikes his sword he had pointed straight up.
Albert: Did I not tell you... to answer truthfully?
With the lightning of judgment sparking around his blade, Albert slides through the air and swings his blade.
Injured Man 3: Gaaahhhhh!!!
Hit by the strike of the Sky Knight, the man’s transformation is undone.
Monster: Grrrr! You... You dare...
Albert: Now, all we have to do is to put him away!
Albert: Ready? (Captain)!
Vyrn: Oh... Right! Follow Albert’s lead!
Trial By Lightning: Scene 4
Although the townspeople praise Albert for defeating the monster, he slips through the crowd with a clouded look on his face. Once (Captain) and company catch up to him, Albert simply smiles and says that he’ll tell you about it eventually. Just then, a child appears and calls Albert “Uncle Sparky” to which Albert flusters like you’ve never seen before.
Albert reveals the monster’s true form in front of the town crowd and strikes it down.
Albert is cheered on by the town crowd.
Lyria: Ooh, look at that Albert. You’re so popular!
Vyrn: Oh! I meant to ask. How did Albert know that guy was lying?
Albert: Heh... No one can lie when I ask the question. That’s all.
Vyrn: Boo. But we want to know more in detail! Right, Lyria?
Lyria: Well, speaking of which... There was that time Albert pointed his sword at me and believed in what I said.
Lady: Ah, Sir Albert... I can’t thank you enough.
Albert: I’m glad your injuries weren’t serious.
Town Official: Sir Albert! If I may... Please allow me to express my gratitude for this ordeal. I would like to welcome you to my home...
Albert: No, um... I... I need to get going.
With that, Albert slips through the crowd.
Vyrn: Hey, wait! Albert! I said wait!
Lyria: (Captain)! We have to go after him!
Once everyone is caught up to Albert, they ask him why he doesn’t seem happy.
Albert: I’m not worthy of it... I shouldn’t be receiving such words of praise.
Lyria: But you saved the people of this town! You’re like a hero to them!
Vyrn: She’s right. No matter what anyone else says, I think you were amazing out there!
Albert: Haha... Thanks. I’ll tell you about it eventually. When the time comes...
Albert then looks at (Captain).
Albert: (Captain)... You have to promise me. Don’t ever lie to me, please...
There must be some meaning behind those words but Albert just smiles.
As (Captain) is thinking of a response, a child appears in front of them.
It seems the child wants to tell Albert something.
In an effort to ease the child’s timidness, Albert squats down to talk to the child.
Albert: What is it?
Child: Um! Thank you! For beating the bad monster...
Child: Uncle Sparky!!!
Albert: Wha?! Uncle...? Sparky...?
Child: Yeah! Your sparky thingies were really cool, mister!
Albert: I-I’m not anyone’s uncle! I’m not that old! You can’t-... Don’t call me that, please!
Vyrn: Oh, come on. You can’t get all upset with a kid. Let him call you Uncle Sparky.
Lyria: I mean, now that you mention it... You are pretty formal and mature. I could see you being an uncle type of guy!
Albert: W-what?! Wait, what do you mean?! No, no... You can’t! Just, no!
Albert: I can’t let anyone bring my title of Sky Knight down to a nickname like “Uncle Sparky!”
Albert seems quite panicked. It’s a rare sight to see him flustered at all.
Albert: Please! Can you change that name to something else?
Vyrn: Come on, calm down a little. The kid’s gone already.
Lyria: You know, “Uncle Sparky” isn’t that bad. Slips off the tongue, you know?
Albert: Can we drop that already? I’m making my stand. I will not go by that name!
Albert can’t seem to calm down as he begins walking away, trying to get away from the group.
After seeing Albert’s rare moment of anxiety, the excited group quickly rushes after him.
Jolts, Sores, and Groans
The crew finds Deliford sore from head to toe and calls Albert in to try some relieving electrotherapy. Midsession, Vyrn says something that upsets Albert, who then gives Deliford a real shock.
The crew gathers to depart on a new mission one day but finds that Deliford is nowhere in sight.
Concerned, they head to his room, where they find him in pain from head to toe.
Deliford: My muscles ache... Ouch, ouch!
Lyria: Are you okay, Deliford? You're pale, and you're sweating all over...
Deliford: Ack... Ah. Yeah, I'm fine. Sorry to make you worry, Lyria.
Vyrn: What's your plan here, gramps? It's time to head out on our mission.
Deliford: Hmm. Is that so... Well then, I guess I'll just have to get up and—Ow!
Rackam: Oy, Deliford! Don't strain yourself.
Deliford: But I could never forgive myself if you had to turn down that mission because of me...
Rackam: Well, I did hear about this electrotherapy that's supposed to relieve muscle pain.
Vyrn: Huh. How 'bout that. I'll bet we could try that out right now!
Albert: Hmm? What's going on here, (Captain)? It's just about time to go, isn't it?
Rackam: Hey, nice timing, Albert! Help us out here, would ya?
Albert: Ugh... What is it this time? You better tell me what's goin' on!
Rackam explains the situation with Deliford and how electrotherapy might be able to help.
Albert: Gimme a break. How did he strain himself that bad? Unbelievable...
Rackam: Come on, don't talk like that! All we can do now is help him!
Albert: Jeez. And what do you want me to do, exactly?
Rackam: Well, from what I've heard, you should be able to stimulate his muscles by sending a small current through his body.
Albert: Humph. Fine.
Deliford: Hey, wait a second! You can't just make this up as you go along! We'd better look into it more first.
Rackam: Oy, quit your blabberin'. I thought you were sore.
Deliford: Well, I am, but...
Albert: Don't worry. It won't hurt a bit. Just relax.
Aaah! The juice is loosening my muscles!
Deliford: Ah, ack! It does... feel like... it's working!
Deliford: Ack! Hey, Albert. Could you maybe turn it up a little?
Albert: Humph. Just tell me if it hurts.
Deliford: Ah! Ah, ack! That's... That's...
Albert: Humph. Too much for ya?
Deliford: No, that's just right. Ack! Oh...
Vyrn: Wow! It looks like it's really working! Hard to believe Albert's fixing up that geezer with electricity...
Vyrn: Haha! You'd never have imagined you'd grow up to be Old Man Sparks!
Albert: Don't call me an old man!
Rackam: Albert! What are you doin'!
Albert: Huh? Oh, sorry. I guess when I got mad I increased the power... Are you all right, Deliford?
Rackam: Hey, he's not dead, is he?
Albert: The voltage wasn't that high... At least I think not.
Rackam: Oy, oy, are you okay?
Albert: Ugh. You know, Vyrn is as much to blame as I am!
Vyrn: What! I didn't even do anything!
Albert: Yeah, right! If you wouldn't have called me an old man, then this never would have happened!
I... I feel...
Rackam: Hey, Deliford, are you feelin' all right?
Deliford: Hmm. I feel kinda numb, but other than that I'm fine.
Albert: I'm really sorry, Deliford.
Deliford: It's fine, Albert. It was just because of what Vyrn said.
Deliford: I don't blame you.
Albert: I appreciate that, Deliford...
Lyria: Umm, well, I guess everything's okay now.
Rackam: Ah... Yeah, I guess so.
Deliford: About that... Why do people call you an old man?
Deliford: What could be the reason? You don't look the part...
Albert: Hmm. You don't think so either huh. To be honest I'm not sure why anyone does!
Vyrn: Your conversations are always too serious! That's why they call you an old man!
Albert: Hey! I said cut it out!
Albert: Ah! Sorry. Looks like I did it again...
Deliford: Ack. That lightning worked like a charm, Albert.
Albert: But, Deliford, I...
Albert: Hey! Wake up, Deliford!
Lyria: Oh no! We have to help him!
Rackam: Crud... Deliford's completely fried now.
Vyrn: Oops... My bad, gramps.
Rackam: Great... Looks like we're gonna have to turn down that mission.
The next day Deliford wakes up and his soreness has completely gone away. He now feels better than ever.
Albert's electrotherapy becomes popular among the crew. They all start to think maybe they'd like to give it a try someday.