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Official Profile

Npc f 3040076000 01.jpg Aoidos
Age Unknown
Height 175 cm
Race Human
Hobbies Songwriting, board games, playing with fire
Likes Broken things, black color
Dislikes Cute things, summer, narcissists
Character Release
記憶喪失のソロシンガー、一年以上前のことは覚えていない。たまたま知り合った芸能関係者に見出され、音楽的才能が開花。奇抜なパフォーマンスが話題となり、各地で公演を行っている。
音楽的に、強い欠落感に悩んでいる。記憶喪失以前から持っていたらしい珍しい楽器(ギター)は、独奏に向いておらず、何か足りないと思っており(ベースとドラム)、それは失われた過去とも繋がっている気がしている。
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Source [1] [2]
* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.

Npc f 3040076000 01.jpg Aoidos
Age 不明
Height 175cm
Race ヒューマン
Hobbies 作詞作曲、盤上遊戯、火で遊ぶこと
Likes 壊れているもの、黒色
Dislikes カワイイ系のもの、夏、ナルシスト
Character Release
記憶喪失のソロシンガー、一年以上前のことは覚えていない。たまたま知り合った芸能関係者に見出され、音楽的才能が開花。奇抜なパフォーマンスが話題となり、各地で公演を行っている。
音楽的に、強い欠落感に悩んでいる。記憶喪失以前から持っていたらしい珍しい楽器(ギター)は、独奏に向いておらず、何か足りないと思っており(ベースとドラム)、それは失われた過去とも繋がっている気がしている。
Npc f 3040076000 03.jpg Final Uncap
Age
Height
Race
Hobbies
Likes
Dislikes
Source [1] [2]

Background

Events

Trivia

  • Displaying Aoidos' artwork on the Home Page changes the music to Judgment Night. This is the song he sings in his introductory Fate Episode.
  • Aoidos' voice actor, Kishō Taniyama, is also a singer. He is one of the two members of the band GRANRODEO.

Etymology

  • The Greek word "aoidos" (ἀοιδός; plural: aoidoi / ἀοιδόι) referred to a classical Greek singer. In modern Homeric scholarship, aoidos is used by some as the technical term for a skilled oral epic poet in the tradition to which the Iliad and Odyssey are believed to belong.
  • "Aoi" (アオイ) has the same the pronunciation as 青い (あおい), which means "blue" in Japanese. The names he gives to Vyrn and Rackam in his fate episodes are puns referring to his own name. The names he gives them in Japanese can thus be literally translated as "Yellowdos" and "Reddos" respectively.

Special Cutscenes

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Happy birthday, Captain.
Tonight you can release yourself from the shackles of leadership while I ease your weariness.
You need not say anything. I know well the loneliness at the top and the responsibility that goes along with it.
Are you ready? I shall remove the year's woes with the song Burdened Hero!

2

Time has passed, and the seasons have changed. With them, your birthday has come once again.
Over this past year, I've watched the days go by. I've witnessed your constant struggles and strife, amidst which you held back tears of frantic desperation.
But on this night, you can cry your tears on me. Drown me in everything you're holding inside.
Okay. Now I'll sing my new song for you. Grateful Tears!

3

The time has come. Thrice I have seen your birthday come.
I know. I can feel the secret tears you've shed, the secret sweat you've sweat.
But now I shall embrace them all with my heart.
Come now, leap into my acceptance and let me dry your sea of tears!
All right! This one's for you: Divided the Sea!

4

Happy birthday. May the winds of fortune lift our daredevil captain gambling through the cerulean sky.
There's no need to contain myself any longer. I will turn this spot into a private stage. For you alone I'll rock the night away.
Jump into my bosom. Crack me open all you like.
Okay! I'll get your motor running with this song.
Fly to the Heavens!

5

Okay!
That's all for your birthday gig. You've still got energy to experience heaven?
...
Hey, hey, let me hear it! Your pathos speaks to me!
...
Hah. Unable to respond, caught in a stupor. It seems being this close to you is too stimulating.
But I can't control my sound... Now, I'm gonna burn through this next track! "Against the World!"
Aaaaaaah!

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Happy New Year. I suppose you're still young enough to be a kid, aren't you? Let's give you something good.
We've got some rupies leftover from our gig, and we were thinking about handing them out to the kids. For each kid, I guess that'd be about... 1 million rupies.
Hmm? That's too much? Now that can't be. You could only buy a single house with that, maybe two.

2

Happy New Year to you, Captain. Our show is about to start. Are you coming?
What? You haven't heard? We're holding a special gig to ring in the new year.
Well, we'd better hurry. My fans can't wait to see me!

3

Good morning. The sun hasn't risen yet, but happy New Year.
I'm sorry to do this so early in the day, but I have something urgent to ask of you. I'm having a special New Year performance and I need someone on the tambourine.
That's when I thought of you. You have the perfect look for the role.
Not to worry, I'll guide you though all you need to know. There's only half a day left until the performance, but we'll get you ready and practiced even if it kills you!

4

Congratulations. You get to stick with me again for another year.
I have an idea for this year's pilgrimage. I want you to be our concert narrator. Just recite these lines during the show.
O bewitching envoy from the circles of hell. Grant me despair, solitude, and aristocracy.
Simple, right? Try to give me a low guttural vocal, like a growling dog. A loop for a minute and a half should do.
Let's rock this! We can't wait to see how you up the dose!

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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Oh, chocolates? It's just like you to be so caring, Captain. It would be best to accept such a gift.
Mmm... This sweet flavor, it appeals to the id! All wrapped in the delights of agape...
It's chaotic! It's cosmic! Yes, Captain, I have seen your pathos!

2

Oh, more chocolates for me this year? You really know how to treat a man, Captain.
As the front man of our band, I'm supposed to do things for the other band members...
The closer we become, the more our sound will grow. You'll be able to hear it at our gigs.
I'm sorry, Vermillios and Dandelios! Turn the demons loose on my heart, and cast your chocolates away! For some day the rain will stop. But until that day...
Aahhhhh!

3

Hmm... What am I to do...
Ah, (Captain). Vermillios and Dandelios have been avoiding me as of late.
Perhaps they're upset I didn't give them anything for Valentine's last year?
However, as fellow band members, we should be getting along well.
Could you tell me what you think? I'd like your opinion as the captain of the crew.
What? They're probably just avoiding daily practice?
Hmm. I don't quite understand... But surely you must mean that I'm worried for no reason. I'm so glad I talked to you about this! Thank you!

4

Hoo, chocolates. Another year, another thank you. Your constant effort is admirable.
Yes... What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
The pressure on our band forces me to continue withholding chocolates from Vermillios and Dandelios, but...
But ultimately it fills me with pain... How I wish to compensate their toil! What I wouldn't give to witness their smiling reception after receiving my chocolate!
Aaaah!

White Day Cutscenes
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I've got a gift for you. It's the least I can do after all you've done for me.
It's a book of my portraits. Heh. A daring attempt, drawn by some of the finest talents on the ship.
I can tell you're holding back your joy. Ah, you must be worried about my jealous fans. Don't worry. This is a little something just between you and me.

2

(Captain), do you remember last year? I gifted you that book of portraits. But this year, I've got something even better.
It's a portrait bust of me. Table-sized yet portable, it was crafted by some of the finest tradesmen on the ship.
What is it? You're looking rather pale. Ah, you must be concerned about my fans coming to steal it. Don't worry, I had a special case designed for just such an occasion.
The case features superior water protection, so you can also take it into the bathtub with you. Congratulations.

3

(Captain), now comes the moment you've been waiting for. I'm sure you recall that last year I gave you a bust statuette of myself.
Now it's time for me to give you the other half of the statuette, everything from my chest below.
Hm? What's wrong? You don't look very enthused.
But no matter, you can show me your gratitude later. Right now we need to join the halves together.
You hold the top half, I'll hold the bottom. Come! Let us join the two in glorious unison!
Behold—the great Aoidos statue.

4

Aoidos: For you, (Captain), my own introspection.
Last year I gave you a life-sized statue of myself, but now that I think about it, what was the point?
I mean, isn't it obvious? The real me is right here! What satisfaction can you derive from a false idol?
This year I have something a little more... practical for you.
Strap this axe onto my statue and give this part here a strum...
Aoidos Statue: "Aaaah! G'morning! Aoidos says it's six o'clock rock!"
Aoidos: Bingo bango. That's the best part of waking up. Mm? Why is your mouth hanging open like that?
Oh, you're worried about its durability. Don't worry. I had it made with a sunlight stone. Even if the world were destroyed, it'd still wake you up in heaven or hell.

5

Aoidos: How strange... A world-shattering voice, separate from my own...
(Captain), tell me what you think.
There are rumors going around th ship that my screams can be heard throughout the halls, regardless of the time.
But my voice is entirely unique. There's no way it could be anyone else, and yet I'm wondering if you might know anything?
What! The life-sized statue of myself I gave you two years ago has gone missing? It might have been activated by turbulence?
I see... It is an exact replica of the irreplaceable me...
Hold on. Over ten people have reported hearing the voice. It is moving around on its own?
But it's quality is near impeccable...
Aoidos Statue: Ahhhhh! Aoidos says it's 8 o'clock, get ready to roooock!
Aoidos: The statue! But I never taught it to say that!
I think I get it! The Aoidos statue grew its own soul, and now it's screaming to express its passion!
The other crew members are in grave danger; we have to—What do you mean you don't understand what's going on? Just hurry and catch it!

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Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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Huh? It's Halloween? So that's why Lyria was asking me for candy.
I may possess the looks and the talent, and even the money to buy an island.
But I haven't a single piece of candy! How could I, the great Aoidos, disappoint the masses... Ahhh!

2

Goodness. How could I have not seen this coming?
Ah, (Captain). Today's Halloween, isn't it? I tried on a few costume, but...
It's no use! Whatever I put on, how silly it may be, I always end up looking absolutely divine!
Is this my fate? Have the gods cursed me thus? Why! Why am I so beautiful!
Aahhh!

3

No! No, no, no!
It's no use! No matter how ridiculous the costume, my overwhelming charisma and charm still shines forth!
How can I stop myself? Is such a thing possible? Can I not disguise myself even for a night?
Hahaha! So be it! Such is the envy of the gods! Forever and always I shall be Aoidos!
Ahhh!

4

No... No! You gotta stop me, (Captain)!
I want a new facade, to masquerade for a mere millisecond, but my charisma keeps gushing forth!
O cruel fate! Despite all that I've strived for over this year, my genius and looks cannot be concealed from the public!
Nooooo!

Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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Oh, it's you, (Captain). I was just writing a song for the holiday season. I've been trying to come up with some lyrics, but maybe you can assist me.
Purge this night of its silence. Punish the corrupted trees with gentle decoration. For in my heart, the red rose of snow blossoms this night.
What do you think? You can be honest with me. Wait, why are you running away?

2

Heh. I just went into town with Vermillios. While we were there, something unimaginable happened.
Some children on the street pointed over to me. Then they yelled out the title of my newest song.
You'd never imagine you'd have that kind of impact on people. I even thought that song would be hard for children to understand, but I'm starting to get a sense of their talents.
You want to know the name of my new song? All right. It's Thunder Claus. Yeah, the one with the white bag.
You know, you seem pretty interested in the song. All right, I'll let you hear it.

3

I have returned, (Captain). Vermillios and I were out to town buying supplies. We even dropped by a chapel on the way.
But upon hearing the children's hymns, our hearts were lit afire. We could not help but join in.
Humph. The priest was absolutely enraged by us, however.
We barely made it out of there.

4

Ah, (Captain). Would you kindly lend me your ear?
I was thinking about delivering gifts to all the kiddos in the crew.
I've already picked everything out, but I can't decide who to give what to.
Check this out. Who do you think would want a sunlight stone? Or this ancient relic and an island's ownership?
Hm? You look thunderstruck. All of these came from gig signing-bonuses.
You think toys would be a safer bet? Let me get a sound check from Vermillios and the others.

Fate Episodes

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Judgment Night

The crew meets Aoidos, an amnesia-afflicted musician who is successful but unsatisfied with his music. Taken by Rackam's bass playing, Aoidos makes the helmsman join his band and in turn becomes part of the crew.



At a venue on an island somewhere, blaring music and shouts can be heard as the audience works itself into a frenzy.
Female Fan: Aoidos! Take me to heaven!
Male Fan: Woo-hoo! Heaven me, bro! Heaven! Heaven!
When the song ends, the man on stage pauses to catch his breath and then turns to his audience.
Aoidos: I can still... I can still feel it.
Aoidos: The wind was icy that day. I was chilling at my favorite restaurant.
Aoidos: It's a cool place. The sorta place where you can mend your broken wings.
Aoidos: But they were taking forever with orders that night.
Aoidos: A couple of the other customers got up and left. Finally the owner saw me and laughed.
Aoidos: She was like, "Oh, was someone there?"
Aoidos: ...
Aoidos: It's a cruel world out there. It's constantly beating you down, kicking you as you lay there, and laughing at you the whole time.
Aoidos: Heh-heh... And yet I feel awesome.
Aoidos: And why wouldn't I? Pain, despair, and loneliness are my bread and butter. They keep me coming back to this stage.
Aoidos: Okay! Now who's ready to blow up the world with me? Time for Judgment Night!
The man begins shredding on his guitar, rocking the venue with an explosion of sound. And then he starts belting out the lyrics.
Aoidos: Final night! Staring at a scarlet rose.
Judgment time! You gotta kill or be killed.
Aoidos: Terror in the eyes: the sign of prey.

Bones on bones! Treasure from the sky.

A sepia world! Judge me and hold me.
Aoidos: Aahh!
Meanwhile, the crew heads to the market to buy supplies for the airship.
Vyrn: Hey, hey! We can get apples too, right?
Rackam: Sure. It'll be a while before we get to the next island after all.
Vyrn: Cool! Lyria asked me to pick up a few things too.
Rackam: Whoa! What's the big commotion?
Vyrn: Maybe the guy on that poster over there? Hmm... The Aoidos Eternal Heaven Tour.
Rackam: That's a mouthful and a half. Eh, anyway, let's head to the market.
Aoidos: ...
Manager: Nice, Aoidos. You rocked the house once again.
Aoidos: Just another gig. I mean, it's hard to top perfection.
Manager: Then let me rephrase: as usual, it was the best performance in the skies.
Aoidos: Yeah.
Manager: Huh? What's up, Aoidos? You getting burned out?
Aoidos: ...
Aoidos: I just... I really feel like something's missing from my music.
Manager: Oh, here we go again! How many times do I have to tell you you're a—
Aoidos: I know, I know. I'm a genius! The looks, the talent, the total package! Even the gods must be jealous!
Aoidos: But my music... It doesn't rock. Sometimes it doesn't even feel like it pebbles.
Manager: Nonsense... You're the perfect solo artist.
Manager: Your incredible tunes and your charisma on stage won you fans all across the world. There isn't a soul alive who doesn't know your name!
Aoidos: But no one knows the real me. Heh... Not even I do.
Manager: Ah, you mean the amnesia.
Aoidos: It's already been a year since you found me wandering around town and helped me out.
Manager: You helped me too. My record company's business is booming like your music!
Aoidos: Those memories are what matters! I know they've got the extra juice my sound needs.
Aoidos: But I can't remember a thing! It's almost too much for an artist to bear.
Aoidos: I...
Aoidos: Aahh!
Manager: W-wait, Aoidos!
Vyrn: Heh-heh! If it isn't Siero!
Sierokarte: What a lucky coincidence! I'm here on the island doing business right now.
Rackam: It's lucky for us too. But you've got some weird stuff today. What's this big thing?
Sierokarte: It's a bass, a rare musical instrument from an island far to the west.
Vyrn: An instrument? How are you supposed to get sound outta that thing?
Sierokarte: Interested? Here, Rackam, just put this strap over your shoulder, and pluck the strings like this.
Rackam: Hmm... You mean like this?
Aoidos: Wh-what's that sound!
Rackam: Huh? Who the heck are you?
Aoidos: That sound! That's what I've been searching for!
Aoidos: Huh?
Vyrn: Hey! You okay, Strummer Boy?
Aoidos: Ugh... What am I seeing?
Aoidos: A trio? Did I used to rock out with two other people as a trio?
Aoidos: ...
Rackam: Hey, can you stand up? You look paler than Lyria when she sees a ghost.
Aoidos: Oh, I'm fine... But what was that sound?
Sierokarte: That was my bass. You're Aoidos, aren't you? Are you planning to form a band?
Aoidos: A band? What's that?
Sierokarte: You don't know? That's where three people perform together with a guitar, bass, and drums.
Aoidos: Three people? A trio... That's it!
Rackam: Um, are you sure you don't need fixin' up? I know a doctor if you need one.
Aoidos: Be in my band, Vermillios.
Rackam: Huh? Why would I do that? And who the hell is Vermillios?
Aoidos: That's your stage name. Now all we need is one of those drummers... You there, you look like you know something about the music game.
Sierokarte: Hee-hee. I have a bit of experience to tell the truth. But the Knickknack Shack needs me.
Aoidos: Humph... So destiny's only half-smiling on me.
Rackam: And I'm not smiling at all! We're skyfarers after all, not musicians.
Aoidos: Skyfarers? Radical idea, Vermillios! We'll sail the skies in search of a drummer.
Aoidos: And you're the captain, right? I want you to set up a rehearsal space on your ship. The rest of the crew can just heaven it up.
  1. Sure.
  2. What does heaven mean?

Choose: Sure.
Aoidos: Wonderful. You'll be the first to hear my next song.

Choose: What does heaven mean?
Aoidos: Heh... Only you can figure out what heaven means to you.
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Vyrn: Wow, it looks like this guy really wants to travel with us.
Rackam: I don't know if this is such a good idea.
Aoidos: What I mean to say is, I'm hitting the skyway to form a band. The tour goes on hold for now.
Manager: Well, I guess that's that then. Promise me an intense heaven when you get back, okay?
Aoidos: Heh-heh. Believe in my pathos.
Manager: Captain, look after Aoidos for me, all right? And one more thing, if you don't mind...
Manager: Maybe I'm being paranoid, but don't let him get his hands on any swords. I'm not sure why, but once before—
Aoidos: We ready yet, Captain? My soul's a sail that wants to feel the breeze!
Manager: Sorry, but just keep that in mind, okay? Good luck!
Aoidos: Aahh!
Thus Aoidos embarks on a journey to form a band.
His explosive music and mighty vocals will surely rock the skies.

Bloody Garden

While Aoidos is forcing Rackam to practice the bass, the crew is attacked by pirates who recognize Aoidos as one of the Vicious Three. The crew fights off the pirates without having the chance to ask more about Aoidos's past.



While searching for a drummer, Aoidos convinces the crew to stop at an island with a booming music scene.
He makes Rackam practice the bass on the way, but Rackam is more skilled with driving airships than driving tunes.
Rackam: ...
Vyrn: Ha-ha, you're a total disgrace to the bass!
Aoidos: Try it again from the top. You need more practice, Vermillios!
Rackam: Rackam. The name's Rackam. And what do you expect from me? I'm trying to pilot the airship.
Aoidos: Well lay off the piloting, then.
Rackam: Sure, and we'll all crash! Besides, I never asked to be in your band!
Rackam: Why did it have to be me anyway?
Aoidos: Good question. You might not have any musical talent...
Aoidos: But you do have a cool vibe. And that's way harder to pick up than any musical skill.
Rackam: A cool vibe?
Aoidos: You stick out your tongue at the system, and you stick to your guns. That's the sort of rebel you are.
Rackam: Huh. You really think so?
Aoidos: That vibe isn't worth crap in most places, but it's exactly what I need in my music.
Rackam: What do you mean, not worth crap! Are you complimenting me or insulting me?
Vyrn: Hee-hee. Don't let it get to you. You can do this, Vermillios!
Aoidos: Now get practicing. You debut tomorrow.
Rackam: Who died and made you king!
Vyrn: Whoa! What was that?
Pirate: Ha-ha! This ship is ours!
Rackam: Crap, pirates! They were hiding in the clouds!
Aoidos: I got this. You just keep practicing.
Pirate: Hee-hee! You think you can take us on alone, boy? All you're gonna get is bloody!
Pirate: W-wait! You're one of the Vicious Three!
Aoidos: What?
Pirate: Time to bust out the big guns, or we're all dead meat!
Vyrn: Yikes, that's a whole lotta pain pointed his way!
Aoidos: I haven't been in a mosh pit like this in a while.
Rackam: Cut the crap and fight! C'mon, (Captain)!

Bloody Garden: Scene 2

Aoidos wonders what the pirates meant about the Vicious Three. Vyrn shows up with a possible drummer for the band, but Aoidos and the drummer get into an argument that turns into a fight.



Having taken care of the pirates, the crew reaches its destination and breathes a collective sigh of relief.
Aoidos: ...
Rackam: Hey there, what's wrong? You're looking pretty down in the dumps.
Aoidos: Am I?
Rackam: So they were calling you one of the Vicious Three.
Rackam: It's too late to ask them what they meant, but we could ask around if you're curious.
Aoidos: Ha! Like I care what a bunch of tone-deaf pirates call me.
Aoidos: I'm more interested in hearing your thoughts on a new tune of mine.
Rackam: That's good and all, but still...
Aoidos: ...
Aoidos: I can't say my memories are zero.
Aoidos: My manager said I always had this guitar with me. It's the one thing I still have from before I lost my memories.
Aoidos: My axe is the source of all my music. And if it's my link to the past...
Rackam: So you're gonna have to face it if you want to keep being a musician.
Aoidos: I guess so.
Vyrn: Hey! I found a drummer!
Drummer: I've been dying to show off my skills! You're Aoidos, right? I'll give you beats that'll blast you through a wall!
Aoidos: Is that so? I'll be the judge of that.
Aoidos: When I'm on stage, I expose the world for what it really is, and that takes pathos. So can you send the audience to heaven?
Drummer: Um... Pathos? Heaven?
Rackam: You mean that's not music jargon?
Drummer: Look, I have more experience in the music industry than you. Isn't that enough?
Aoidos: Heh. So the past is all you have to be proud of? Then I can see your future.
Drummer: What the hell! You lookin' to get your world blown up?
Aoidos: That does sound amusing. Show me your pathos!
Drummer: Oh I'll show you, all right! Come on outside and see!
Vyrn: Hey, that's no way to make music! Why fight over this?

Bloody Garden: Scene 3

No sooner has Aoidos formed a band than the drummer leaves. As Aoidos wanders around a forest in despair, he picks up a sword and seems to go crazy. Rackam manages to snap him out of his trance just as a monster attacks.



The crew defeats the drummer, but Aoidos approves of his physical prowess and concludes that the band is ready to make its debut.
Aoidos: I was always... I was always so alone.
Aoidos: But now I've got a band. Sometimes we butt heads, and sometimes we lift each other up. These guys have filled my sepia world with color.
Aoidos: On bass, we have Vermillios!
Rackam: Sigh...
Aoidos: On drums, we have Gigantios!
Drummer: Y-yeah, man!
Aoidos: All right! Now who's ready to blow up the world with me! Time for Bloody Garden!
The band members play like their lives depend on it, and their explosive sounds begin to combine.
As the melody reverberates through the air, a grin of confidence creeps over Aoidos's face.
Aoidos: Blue blood drained, I close my eyes.

Too tired to sigh, I strain to listen.

But even your smile is silent.
Aoidos: Pierced by icy winds, my punishment.

Waking in the sun, my only crime.

Bloody Garden!
Aoidos: Aahh!
The performance is a huge success, but the drummer complains of physical pain when it's over.
Aoidos: You want to quit the band?
Drummer: Sorry, but my back is killing me.
Drummer: I love the song, but no human being could ever drum like that for long!
Aoidos: What...
Drummer: I'm not willing to die for music. But good luck, dudes. See you!
Aoidos: ...
Vyrn: Hmm... Well, it is a pretty intense song.
Rackam: Even I could tell it was dangerous. Nobody could drum like that without getting injured. So now what, Aoidos?
Aoidos: Heh... I guess the show can't go on.
Vyrn: Hey! Where are you running off to now? Rackam, what are we gonna do with this guy!
Rackam: ...
Aoidos: What a joke. So the music of my dreams is just that—an impossible dream.
Aoidos: Should I take it down a notch? But wouldn't I only be fooling myself?
Aoidos: I just don't know. If only I had my memories back...
Monster: Groooar!
Aoidos: Heh... So is this a random act of fate, or are the gods jealous?
Aoidos: Come then. I'll dance the endless waltz for you.
Aoidos: What?
From out of nowhere, a sword flies toward Aoidos and pierces the ground at his feet. It's almost as the sword is inviting Aoidos to pick it up.
Aoidos: Who did that? Show yourself! What is the meaning of this?
Monster: Groooar!
Aoidos: ...!
Vyrn: Aoidos! Where are you!
Rackam: Did he get lost? Sheesh, this guy is a handful!
Vyrn: Look, someone's there! Hey! What do you think you're doing?
Rackam: Hold it, Vyrn!
Aoidos: Bleh-heh-heh...
Vyrn: Hey... Seriously, what are you doing? That thing—is it a monster?
Rackam: It's gonna cut us up! You're taking this whole bad boy image thing too far!
Aoidos: What?
Vyrn: Whoa! He's coming this way!
Rackam: Something's wrong with him. Snap out of it, man!
Aoidos: ...
Vyrn: It's no good! He's not listening! He totally forgot who we are!
Rackam: Wake up! It's Rackam! Um... I'm in your band.
Aoidos: Bleh-heh-heh...
Rackam: Damn it! It's me, Vermillios!
Aoidos: Huh?
Rackam: It's gig time! Or are we breaking up? I didn't realize your pathos was so weak!
Aoidos: Uh... Argh!
Aoidos: Huff... Huff... Where am I?
Vyrn: He's back! Are you all right, Aoidos?
Monster: Groooar!
Rackam: Ack, the monster's back for revenge! Aoidos, get up!
Aoidos: Aahh! I know the gods are jealous, but enough is enough!

Bloody Garden: Scene 4

Aoidos continues to agonize over the lack of band members, but then it occurs to him that Vyrn would make a great drummer. He forces Vyrn to join his band and continues his journey with newfound hope.



After dealing with the monster, the crew returns to town to rest.
Aoidos: I really don't remember. The sword came out of nowhere, and there you were standing beside me.
Rackam: I see. Well, get some rest for now. You were seriously bummed out about the drummer leaving, huh?
Aoidos: ...
Vyrn: Hey, guess what! That guy left his drum set behind! He said we could have it!
Aoidos: That's nice of him, but what are we supposed to do with it now?
Vyrn: Well, we can't just throw it away. Let's take it to the airship. Ba-dum-bum!
Aoidos: Hey, what was that?
Rackam: Hold it, Vyrn. How did you do that just now?
Vyrn: Huh? I just used my tail. Why?
Aoidos: How could I have overlooked this? A drum part no human being can handle? Ha! Piece of cake for you!
Aoidos: Heh-heh! Our band is back in business!
Vyrn: Wha? Hold your horses! You can't add me to your band just like that!
Rackam: Ha-ha! Looks like you're one of us now. But what's his stage name gonna be, Leader?
Aoidos: Dandelios.
Vyrn: S-stop it! I ain't no Dandelios!
Aoidos: Our goal is to perform at the Auguste Festival! We will heaven up the entire sky!
With the addition of Vyrn, Aoidos's band is complete, so he sets his sights on a major goal.
But the crew still has no idea just what sort of a past is lurking in the shadows of his dreams.

Special Jam Session

Just as he's trying to jazz up his sound, Aoidos meets Mimlemel. The two musicians share a polyrhythmic jam session. Aoidos invites Mimlemel to his next gig, but she declines. The pair's new music confuses (Captain) and the crew.



It's a peaceful afternoon.
(Captain) and Vyrn have gone to buy supplies, while other crew members wait aboard the Grandcypher.
Mimlemel: ...
Mimlemel: Tootle-too!
Mimlemel: ...
Aoidos: ...
Mimlemel: Hm?
Aoidos: Sigh...
Mimlemel: ...
Aoidos: How to amp things up?
Aoidos climbs onto the deck, hardly noticing Mimlemel.
Aoidos: I've really earned my chops during this tour across the sky.
Aoidos: But now that I've got Vermillios and Dandelios, it's time to start playing in a new key.
Aoidos: It's just a matter of how.
Mimlemel: ...
Aoidos: I know I can take my sound to the next level.
Aoidos takes his guitar in hand and begins to play.
Aoidos: Heeeeey!
For a while, Aoidos picks his guitar and hums.
Aoidos: Hmmm... It's not bad, just a little played out.
Aoidos: I don't know. It's like the answer's right under my nose.
Mimlemel: Tootle-too!
Aoidos: Wow!
Aoidos's eyes dart over to Mimlemel.
Mimlemel: Too-too-toot!
Aoidos: ...
Mimlemel: ...
The musicians lock eyes and nod.
Aoidos: Okay. And a one, and a two, and a...
Aoidos: Aaaaaah!
Aoidos: ...
Mimlemel: Sigh...
Aoidos: That totally rocked! Even the birds were cheering Haven!
Mimlemel: Nice.
Aoidos: Jamming with you was something else. We just gave a whole new meaning to polyrhythm!
Aoidos: Hahaha! I've got to put some of this into my new tracks. It's groundbreaking.
Mimlemel: Tootle-too!
Aoidos: I really owe you one! We've got to play together at my next gig.
Mimlemel: Too-tootle-too!
Aoidos: Oh? That's a letdown, but I understand.
Aoidos: You march to a different drummer, anyway. I know you'll shine brightest when you go solo.
Mimlemel: Too-too-too!
Aoidos: It's cool! It's cool! The music's already put us in tune with each other.
Mimlemel: Tootle-too!
Aoidos: So what do you say? Willing to harmonize one more time?
Mimlemel: Toot-toot!
Aoidos: Thanks!
Mimlemel: No biggie! Toot-toot!
Aoidos: C'mon, let's jam! It's our time in the limelight, Tinydos!
Mimlemel: Okeydoke.
Aoidos: You ready?
Mimlemel: Tootle-too!
Mimlemel: Too-too-tootle!
Aoidos: Aaaaaah!
Vyrn: What in the sky's name are those two doing?
Lyria: And what's a polyrhythm?
Vyrn: I don't know. This whole thing has me confused.
Lyria: It looks like Mimlemel and Aoidos are having a great time together, anyway.
Vyrn: They sure are! Talk about your strange musical duos, though.
At first, (Captain) and company are unsure how to react to the peculiar melody.
But as it echoes through the Grandcypher, they can't help but tap their feet.

Side-scrolling Quotes

JapaneseThis is an official transcription. EnglishThis is an official translation.
Ahhhhh──ッ! Ahhh—
なんだ?サインが欲しいのか? What? You want my signature?
邪魔をするな!今、最高のリフが… Outta the way! Wait, that riff was good...
Ah歪んだ虚無を…♪Oh硝子に映して… Ah, distorted oblivion... Oh, in my reflection...
今も残響が胸を刺す… The song still rings in my ears, etching away at my heart...
この欠けた世界で、君は俺に何を求める? In this shattered world, what do you look for in me?
この苦難…やはり神の嫉妬か…! This misery... It must be the envy of the gods.
フ…君のパトスは認めよう Heh... I'll accept your pathos.
(主人公)は、楽器に興味あるか? Any interest in instruments, (Captain)?
(主人公)も、ヘイヴンしていいぞ! Come and rock with me, (Captain)!

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