(Captain) and the crew take Anila to a trading outpost. Anila has been raised from birth to be the guardian of the south south-west, and so has never seen a place so busy and full of life. Lyria sympathizes, revealing that she too had a sheltered childhood. Encouraging the amazed Anila, (Captain) picks out a new outfit for her.
(Captain) and crew make a pilgrimage to the Sheep temple, one of the temples of the Twelve Divine Generals.
Once they arrive, the master of the temple, a girl named Anila, tells the the true purpose of the twelve divine temples.
Anila: This temple was built long ago after the War to protect the border between the Sky Realm and the Astral Realm.
Anila seems interested in Lyria's Astral power, as well as (Captain)'s quest to find Estalucia.
At (Captain)'s request Anila joins the crew.
Anila is master of the sheep temple, one of 12 divine temples built to protect the border between the Astral Realm and the skydom.
She joins the crew on their journey to find the Isle of the Astrals, Estalucia.
Not long after Anila joins the crew, they stop in a town to do some shopping.
Anila: Wow! Look at all the people! Is there something special goin' on today?
Vyrn: Haha, this is a popular trading outpost, skyfarers from all over the skies come here. It's always this busy!
Anila: Incredible! To be this busy every day…
Anila: Look at how many different store there are! I can see why so many people come here!
Lyria: Hmm, I think (Captain) has our shopping list. Let's go!
Vyrn: Huh? Anila, are you OK? We're heading out now!
Anila: Ah! Oh, I'm sorry.
Anila: It's just, this is my first time in a place like this. I can't help but get distracted by all the different store fronts…
Anila: …Ever since I was born and my parents saw my horns I've been raised to be the guardian of the south south-west.
Anila: Of course I'm proud to have such a sacred duty. I get to protect my family, my friends… everyone.
Anila: But I've missed out on this kind of… How should one say it… normal life.
Lyria: I see. I can understand that.
Lyria: I was taken by the Empire at a young age. The entire time I was with them I envied the other girls.
Choose: Let's make up for lost time then!
- Let's make up for lost time then!
- What do you mean, normal?
Anila: Heeheehee! Right you are, (Captain)!Choose: What do you mean, normal?
Anila: Huh? You mean I should enjoy not being normal?
Anila: Heeheehee! You're right, of course! After all, no normal person would go on a trip to find Estalucia!Continue 1
Vyrn: Heheh! Well then, let's get our supplies, and maybe we'll have time to look around the other stores too!
Lyria: Yay! I can't wait!
Anila: Heeheehee! This is turning out to be a wondrous day!
(Captain) and crew do their shopping and get everything they need.
Lyria: Erm, it looks like this area is all clothes stores!
Anila: Wow, incredible! Everything looks so fancy! I hardly know where to look!
Anila: Oh! This one is so cute!
Ah, but this one is nice too!
And this one as well!
Lyria: Heehee! Anila, take a look at this! What do you think about this outfit?
Anila: Whoa, beautiful!
Anila: Ooh! They're all just so cute, I can't decide!
Anila: (Captain)! You pick one out for me! Which one do you prefer?
(Captain) agrees to pick something for her and takes a look at the different choices.
After seeing her try each of the choices on, (Captain) makes a decision.
Anila: Oh! I knew I could count on you, (Captain), this is perfect!
Anila: Heeheehee, I'm going to keep good care of these! Thank you so much, (Captain)!
Anila: Heeheehee! I feel like a completely new woman dressed like this!
Anila wears the clothes (Captain) picked out and looks ecstatic.
She can't wait to see what other adventures lie in store for her on this journey with (Captain) and crew.
Ring in the New Year
Anila gathers the party together and announces that it's time for a New Year's cleaning. Everyone receives their assignments and sets about thoroughly cleaning the airship, when suddenly they hear Anila let out a scream. Rushing over to her aid, the party finds a horde of monsters. The monsters have undone all of Anila's hard work cleaning the floor, much to her chagrin, so the party prepares to make them pay.
As the end of the year approaches, Anila announces that she needs to speak with everyone, so the whole crew gathers on the deck.
Vyrn: So, what's going on, Anila?
Anila: Ahem! With the year coming to a close, I thought this was the perfect time for a New Year's cleaning!
Lyria: Um… New Year's cleaning?
Anila: Yes! Back home we prepare for New Years by cleaning the whole house. It's our way of clearing out any nastiness of the last year!
Anila: Things on the airship are always so hectic, so it's inevitable that things get messy. Today we should do a proper cleanup!
Lyria: I see! If everything's nice and tidy, we'll be able to welcome the new year with a clean slate!
Anila: Hee hee hee! Exactly! Okay, everyone, let's get down to it!
Thus, with Anila leading the charge, (Captain) and the others began a thorough cleaning of the airship.
Lyria: Oof… I can't reach the top shelf!
Vyrn: Just leave it to me!
Anila: Ooh, being able to fly certainly seems convenient! I'm going to go give this washcloth a good cleaning.
Lyria: Let's scrub these floors clean, (Captain)!
Vyrn: Huh? What was that?
Lyria: Oh no! Wasn't that Anila's voice just now? Let's go check on her!
Anila: How dare yoooou!
Vyrn: A-are you all right, Anila?
Anila: Oh, there you are!
Look at this?a bunch of monsters got onto the deck!
Lyria: Ah! We have to go after them!
Anila: That's right! They just trampled all over the floor, I just finished cleaning there!
Vyrn: T-that's what you're upset about?!
Anila: We'll make them pay for this! After them, (Captain)!
Ring in the New Year: Scene 2
(Captain) and crew manage to chase off the monsters and finish their cleaning duties. Next, Anila suggests making celebratory soba noodles for New Years, for which the group will need to change course toward the nearest town to acquire buckwheat flour.
Anila: Well, we finally scared off those monsters… Now, the floor needs to be polished again.
Lyria: Ahaha… Well, let's do our best with the rest of the cleaning!
After chasing off the monsters, the party continues their cleaning spree.
Anila: Whew! Everything's finally looking spick and span!
Lyria: Wow! It's like a totally different airship!
Anila: Hee hee hee, of course it is! It's a good way to thank the airship for carting us around all the time.
Anila: Now then… Let's ring in the new year with some celebratory New Year's soba noodles!
Vyrn: Uh… celebratory soba noodles? I've never heard of that.
Anila: What, really? It's a really important food tradition back home!
Anila: They're easier to cut than other noodles, so it's like you're cutting through any trouble that might be waiting in the new year!
Lyria: Wow! I know you're great at cooking, Anila, so I can't wait to try them!
Anila: Why thank you, hee hee hee! I'll do my very best!
Anila: (Captain), I'm sorry, but do you think we could take a detour to the nearest town so I can buy some buckwheat flour?
Lyria: Oooh! Let's do it, (Captain)!
(Captain) and the others set a course for the nearest town to buy some buckwheat flour.
Ring in the New Year: Scene 3
Having acquired the buckwheat flour, Anila makes the soba noodles with Lyria's help. Then, on the night of New Year's Eve, the whole party eats the noodles together on the deck. Anila thanks everyone for the past year, and tells (Captain) and the others that she wants to stay close for the next year and many more years to come.
Anila: Ohoho, this buckwheat flour looks great! I bet we can make some really tasty noodles with it!
Lyria: Wait, so… You can really make soba noodles out of flour?
Anila: Heh, leave it to me! I'll show you how it's done!
Lyria: Wow, that's so cool! Let me help too!
Thus, (Captain) and company finish their preparations for New Year's Eve.
As the long-awaited New Year's celebrations approach, the crew puts the finishing touches on the soba noodles they've been making.
Anila: Ta-da! Our New Year's soba noodles are all ready!
Vyrn: They look delicious! C'mon, let's eat!
Lyria: Here goes! Omm… Sluuurp… Wow, it's so tasty!
Anila: Ho ho! The soup stock came out great, so it's making the noodles taste even better!
Vyrn: Heh! These big thick ones must be the ones Lyria cut, right?
Lyria: Aww, c'mon… Cutting them thinly is really hard, you know!
Anila: Don't worry, Lyria, they look great for your first try!
Anila: Oh! (Captain), be careful, the broth is still a little hot! We can't have you getting burned, now.
Anila: Here, let me cool it down for you. Phoo… Phoo… Okay, now open wide!
Anila: Heeheehee, you like it, huh? Well, there's plenty more where that came from, so don't be shy!
Forgetting for a while about the passage of time, (Captain) and crew enjoy their New Year's soba noodles.
Anila: The year is almost over now. I'm really grateful for everything you've done for me this year, (Captain).
Anila: I hope we can be this close next year too. And the year after that! Let's stay friends, (Captain)!
Anila: This year is going to be the year of the monkey, which means I get to take it easy. Make sure you hang out with me, OK? Haha!
Slurping up their soba noodles, (Captain) and company enjoy a quiet New Year's Eve together.
(Captain) reflects on the beginning of another year full of adventures with the crew.