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Official Profile

Age 23
Height 158 cm
Race Erune
Hobbies Collecting quill pens
Likes Cats, airing books
Dislikes Cats (sneezes when they get close), writing reports to the Hall of Knowledge
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* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.
Age 23歳
Height 158cm
Race エル―ン
Hobbies 羽根ペン集め
Likes 猫、本の虫干し
Dislikes 猫(近づくとくしゃみが出る)、叡智の殿堂へ報告書を書くこと
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  • Arusha's charge attack, "Pas de Chat", is a ballet step, and French for “step of the cat”.

Special Cutscenes

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Do you know why we decorate birthday cakes with candles, (Captain)?
For the smoke that comes when you blow them out. They carry your birthday wishes to the skies.
Then the mighty sky spirit makes those wishes come true. Reportedly.
You're the kind of person who takes matters into your own hands when it comes to making dreams come true.
But make an exception today. Try blowing out the candles to show the sky spirit you really mean it.
Ok then. Time to light the candles!


Happy birthday (Captain)!
Say, um... Do you like quills, (Captain)? Since it's your birthday, I'd like you to have this one.
When you hold a beautiful pen in your hands, the words flow out on paper just that much smoother.
You don't write about things that often? Hmm...
Oh, how about this? You could start recording the memories of your adventure until now in a journal!
I... I'm curious about what your days were like on the Grandcypher before I joined you!
Reminiscing over the memories you've made after you've written them can be quite enjoyable!
Ah, I've just been rambling about my own wishes, even though it's your birthday...
Hee hee, sorry about that. I'm just kinda in a good mood today, I guess.
I'm just happy that I can celebrate with you on your birthday, (Captain).
Once again, happy birthday! I hope we can make even more great memories together from now on!


Many happy returns, (Captain)!
Ta-daaah! This year I decided to write you a letter!
It's a little embarrassing, but I thought I'd be better able to order and express my thoughts in written form.
Hehe... Unlike when I have to write reports, the words just flowed from my quill of their own accord.
My handwriting might be just a little messy, though.
Give it a thorough read when you get back to your quarters, okay?


Happy birthday, (Captain)!
I've accompanied you on your journey for a long time now.
Originally I joined your crew to search for books written by the Astrals.
But I've found the adventure to be exciting, stimulating even.
I'm so glad I asked to come with you.
We've still got a long way to go and a lot of obstacles in front of us before we reach Estalucia.
But knowing you, (Captain), we're sure to reach the end of the sky and find your father!
I will do everything in my power to help you! Until that fateful day we reach our destination!


It's really fun learning things I never knew before. Traveling is so wonderful.
Of course, there are times when the unknown is scary too.
But experiencing both the fun and the fear is very important! Sometimes if we don't get past the dangers, then we can't find the fun things.
And it'd be such a waste if we couldn't enjoy the fun things from being too scared of what comes before that...
That's why I'm going to do my best to help you, (Captain), so that we can continue to safely journey into the unknown!
I'll read lots of books and documents so that I know what's out there and can analyze the dangerous stuff.
But it's impossible for one person to know everything, so supporting one another by working together is also necessary.
I'll do what I can to support you, (Captain). Together, let's find our way to Estalucia!

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Hmm... What to do... This one looks interesting too...
Oh my! (Captain)? Ahem... Happy New Year!
What am I up to? As a matter of fact, I'm trying to decide on my first book of the new year.
I thought I'd start with something I hadn't read before...
But now I'm thinking it might be better to start things off with an old favorite.
It feels like the first book's going to set the tone for the rest of the year, so...
I just can't decide... Oh! Maybe I should have you decide for me, (Captain)!


Look, (Captain)! A black cat!
Some say it's an unlucky omen, but no... I don't think that's right!
Since black cats can see clearly even in the shadow of night, they can look out for monsters and are even treated as symbols of fortune in some places!
Of course, every island is different, but you'd be surprised at how many of them welcome black cats as auspicious creatures!
I mean, cats are supposed to be lucky animals anyways, so... Ah... Achoo!
Oh, it's coming this way... Achoo!
It's so... c-cute, but... Aaah... choo!
Kerchoo! Achoo... Haaachoo!


Mmph... Why is this so tough... I should be able to handle thirty books on my own...
Huh? Why'd they get so light—
Oh, (Captain)! Thank you for helping me!
I've been airing out the old backlog all day.
Little bugs get into the books, so I've been exterminating them by exposing the pages to dry air.
Ever since I was a little girl, it's always been our custom to get the archives in order during the new year.
If I don't get everything sorted, I just don't feel like I can start my year off right.
Huh? You'll help me carry the rest of the books into the next room?
Oh, oh, that would be a big help!
Thank you so much! That's a load off my shoulders.


Coo... coo... Mmm-mm?
Ahh, (Captain)? Mmm?
Ahh! (Captain)! Sorry! I think I nodded off!
Every year I do a bit of New Year's cleaning, but this time the sun felt so warm.
Yes, I should be more careful, shouldn't I? I could catch a cold sleeping out here.
Even worse, my books could've been blown away by the wind! I'll be more vigilant from now on.
Huh? This drink will help me warm up? Don't mind if I do!
Thank you, (Captain). Oh, and also... Happy New Year!


Since the holy night is the longest night of the year, different islands celebrate it on different days. But it seems every island welcomes the new year on the same day.
This is because when the Astrals ruled the skies, they implemented a single, uniform calendar as part of their governing system.
But before that, people on different islands had limited ways to interact with one another, so it's likely that they went by different calendars.
There might be some books in Estalucia that contain information on these lost customs and so on!
We shouldn't take knowledge from the past lightly—after all, re-discovering things can be useful too. For example, if you look into the name of this island...
It literally means "land falling into water." You know that, geographically, this island is prone to landslides because of rain. This is how they named the island.
See how you can learn from the past like this? I'm sure a lot of ancient secrets are lying in wait in Estalucia too!
That's why I'll keep doing my best this year to help you in our journey through the skies. I hope I can see these secrets for myself someday!

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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(Captain)! Um... Here! This is for you!
I um, tried making some chocolates. I hope they taste good...
All the recipes I looked at sounded so good, I couldn't help but get excited...
But to tell you the truth, I'm not sure I have the skills to make them taste as good as they should.
Buying from a store is the safer option, but I wanted to really get across how I felt about you, (Captain).
Oh! If they don't taste good, be honest and tell me, okay? I'll just try even harder next time!


(Captain)! Please have this!
I made you chocolates again this year.
I read a whole bunch of books to improve my recipe from last year's.
It turns out the real deal isn't as easy as just reading about it in a book though...
But they've been made with the utmost love and care!
I do hope you like them... Hehe.


That white powder is cultivated from plants, you see.
It's called sugar, and it's harvested from either cane or roots. Known for its usage as a sweetening agent, I find it to be a fascinating ingredient.
On the other hand, this white powder is taken from rocks. I believe it's produced near the shore.
It's called salt, and it's a well-known seasoning and preservative—it does it all.
Even though these ingredients are the same color, they are, in a way, a pair in opposition.
Of course it's abundantly clear that you need both for Valentine's Day chocolate.
But—I can't believe this happened—I accidentally mixed them up!
I conjecture that I was too absorbed in reading the recipe, so I lacked the proper focus when checking ingredient labels.
That's it for my disaster report.
I'm... I'm sorry for making such a rudimentary mistake!
I think I'll give you something I bought from a store.
But next year I'll make you twice the chocolate! I promise!


(Captain)! I made chocolates again this year. Would you like some?
Seeing as it's Valentine's Day, I decided to make the chocolates into heart shapes!
The heart represents one's feelings, of course, but it also harkens back to the beating organ in our chests.
Therefore, by giving our hearts away—even if those hearts are made of chocolate—it's like we're entrusting another with our lives.
And since I trust you with my life, (Captain), I thought this was the perfect gesture!
Huh? You feel strange breaking my chocolate heart to eat it?
I suppose that does present a complication! Should I break it for you? How does that sound?
Here, this piece is bite-sized! Open up, (Captain)!


When chocolate melts, it hardens into crystals that are so small they can't be seen by the naked eye.
Recently in my research, I found out there are actually six different shapes that the crystals can make!
The shape of each crystal depends on the temperature when the chocolate cools. Taste and texture differ according to the shape of these crystals.
It seems the person who first discovered this was a researcher whose family ran a confectionary shop. But that's not all!
What's important is that you can't make the ideal crystal by simply raising or lowering the temperature when you melt the chocolate.
In other words, regulating the temperature is only one of the many difficulties in crafting this extremely delicate dessert. So, what I want to say is...
I made chocolates again for Valentine's this year, but... they don't taste out of this world or anything!
Still, I tried to choose the ones that turned out nice and shiny, so appearance-wise they should be okay.
I hope you like them!

White Chocolate Cake
White Day Cutscenes
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Huh? This is... for White Day? Oh, thank you so very much!
My goodness... These sweets look ever so delicious.
And the ribbon on the box is just adorable! I bet I can make a bookmark with it when I'm done...
Hee hee... And then my heart will fill with joy every time I open a book!
Next time, I'm going to do my best to make you extra happy, (Captain).


Oh! Is this for White Day? Thank you, (Captain)!
It sure is nice to receive something in return for Valentine's Day...
I'll make sure to continue this back-and-forth of warm feelings! Hehe.
You better look forward to Valentine's Day next year... I'll make you something really special!


You're giving me a gift? Thank you so much!
White Day... White reminds me of sugar and salt! And last month's disaster!
Even though I had to give you store-bought chocolate, you're still giving me a return gift!
So, please, at the very least accept this!
It's one of my favorite books! It's to thank you for this present!
No, please take it! I hope it brings you as much joy as it's brought me!


A White Day present! Yay! Thank you, (Captain)!
Hehe. I'm glad for the candy too, but this packaging is really nice, with the wrapping paper and the ribbon.
Every year I reuse the ribbon and paper as bookmarks.
It reminds me of the happiness I felt when receiving the gifts.
It makes me happy that we've shared so many good times together.
And it makes me glad there are still memories we've yet to make together.
I hope you enjoy these moments as much as I do.


Wow! Is this a White Day present for me? Thank you!
It looks delicious! And it's packaged so nicely. This ribbon's made of velvet, isn't it?
Both the texture and color are beautiful! Hehe, I'll be sure to use these materials to make some bookmarks and covers this year too.
Huh? You went out of your way to choose a nice ribbon because you knew I'd reuse it?
Oh, thank you so much! For remembering, and also for being so thoughtful. It makes me so happy!
I think I'll make two book covers with ribbons on them this time.
One will be for you, so I hope you'll use it!

Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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Happy Halloween (Captain)! Got your tricks all ready to go?
Halloween is a festive day where the gates to the great beyond are thrown open, and the living and dead join together in celebration.
Let us enjoy this day to its fullest so that the king of Halloween, Little Lost Jack, may find solace!
No need to feel embarrassed. Not on a day like today!
Let us go trick or treating with the children, our Halloween spirits alight!


Did you know? The practice of Halloween varies from island to island.
From some islands treating it as a religious holiday to others celebrating with parties, there's quite a diverse range of traditions.
For example, playing a game using apples to—
W-wait, (Captain)! Yes, p-playing tricks is another tradition, but tickling me with my quill pen is...
Oh, goodness! I can play tricks too, you know—watch out!


Ah, what a cute kitty! And it's coming this way!
Oh, oh! There's another one over there... Wachoo!
(Captain), the kitties just keep coming! I love them, but I can't stop s-s-sneezing...
Huh? (Captain)... Is that catnip in your hand?
H-how did you find the perfect balance of naughty and nice?
Ehehe... There're cats everywhere...
Achoo! Hyachoo! Uwaaachooo!


Ah, (Captain)! Happy Halloween! Your costume really suits you!
I, too, wanted to wear a costume this year, so I made a hairband with cat ears.
Hm? If I wear the hairband, it will look like I have four ears?
Aaah! You're right! That's way more ears than any one cat should have.
Hmm... If it were tails, an extra one would just resemble your average cat demon...
Surely there's some sort of feline in the Sky Realm with an extra set of ears, right?


(Captain), Happy Halloween!
Oh yes, I'm back to restock on candy, since I've already handed out everything I had to the children in town.
All the children were so adorable in their costumes!
While I was handing out candy, they all told me about the Halloween traditions on this island.
The stories behind celebrations vary from island to island, and sometimes they can be completely different.
I was aware of that, but actually traveling around and hearing it straight from the people can be so interesting.
I'm really glad I decided to join your crew!
So here's a treat for you, (Captain). Take it as a token of appreciation from me!

Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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This is the longest night of the winter season, but it varies by island.
And to make things even more interesting, the traditions people celebrate varies by island too!
Some islands celebrate with festive pastries...
While others prepare massive cakes many days in advance. The food sure varies, that's for sure.
Oh my gosh! Was that the sound of your stomach rumbling, (Captain)?
Hee hee! I'm getting a little hungry myself! I can't wait for the holiday feast tonight!
It sounds like the best cooks in the crew are going to be putting their skills to the test... and we get to enjoy the results!


Happy holidays, (Captain)!
We'll be exchanging gifts at the party today, right?
Hehehe... I'm thinking about giving you one of my favorite books.
Oh? I wasn't supposed to tell you that?
That's right, isn't it... I just got caught up in my excitement.
I suppose I might as well give it to you now, then!
My mother often read me this picture book when I was young.
The cats in town roam the streets on a winter's night... Oh! Sorry, you should read the rest for yourself.
Don't worry about the party either... I have another present ready for you.
Hehe... Just wait and see.


Wow! This tree is so pretty! Look at all the decorations!
There's a lot of meaning behind the decorations, you know!
For example, it's said that candles were first used to brighten up long winter nights.
And these sparkling baubles were crafted to resemble apples.
The ornament you place on top isn't just limited to stars either—it changes depending on the culture!
Oh, wouldn't it be adorable to put a little stuffed kitty up there?
Sorry! That's not a custom from an island or anything...
But cats are known for their climbing skills, so I think it would look natural!


The crew is full of people from all over, and tonight's menu truly reflects that! What a lively party!
It's common to gather with family or close friends on this day... Or at least that's a custom observed on many islands.
Everyone comes together and shares a warm meal to help each other overcome the cold winter!
Depending on the island, there are even islands with a custom of soaking in citrus-infused hot springs.
We know from research that the citrus bath has many beneficial effects, like repelling insects.
The peoples of the past realized this too, and that's why they developed this particular bathing custom!
Each custom and tradition is born from logic or purpose.
We mustn't ignore the ways of the past just because they're old. Finding the truth can be quite enjoyable. Oh, I really sound like a librarian right now, don't I?


And... there we go!
Oh, (Captain)! Happy holidays!
Yes, I just finished putting the last of the decorations on the tree.
I was hanging these red and white striped treats called candy canes near the bottom.
Tales of how this traditional candy came to be red and white vary from region to region...
One says it's a decorative item that brings health, with the red symbolizing blood and the white representing the bones. The cane itself portrays the body that holds everything together.
In my hometown, we'd give the candy canes out to the children when we took down the tree in hopes that they'll be healthy throughout the winter.
I was lucky to get my hands on so many candy canes this year.
After the celebrations are over, I'll pass them out to everyone in the crew! After all, we skyfarers need to make sure our bodies are strong and healthy!

Fate Episodes

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The Book Hunting Librarian

While visiting the Knickknack Shack, (Captain) and company meet Arusha, a librarian of the Hall of Knowledge who dreams of one day adding books from Estalucia to the hall's collection. She joins the crew in pursuit of this goal.

(Captain) and the crew visit the Knickknack Shack in search of work. There they find Sierokarte speaking with another customer.
???: Shopkeeper! Could you have these delivered for me?
Sierokarte: No problem! Leave it to me!
Vyrn: Huh? Look at the mountain of books that lady's carrying! Can she even see where she's goin'?
???: Let's see... These twenty-five volumes are headed for the Hall of Knowledge... Whoops!
Lyria: Oh no! She tripped and fell!
Hey! Are you all right?
???: Urgh... I think I stepped on something... Oh no! My book! My precious book!
Vyrn: Hey, that was a pretty big tumble you took there! You okay?
The crew helps gather up the books scattered on the shop floor.
???: Sorry about that! Thank you for your help! It doesn't look like any of the books were damaged in the fall... What a relief!
Sierokarte: Hehehe... I see you're still more worried about books than yourself, Arusha.
Arusha: Of course! That's only natural for a librarian of the Hall of Knowledge!
Lyria: Um... The Hall of Knowledge? What sort of place is that?
Arusha: It's a library with the goal of collecting copies of every book in the world!
Arusha: We already have copies of just about every book you've ever read, from academic books to children's books.
Vyrn: That's awesome! Do you have any stuff from Estalucia? Might be worth takin' a look, huh, (Captain)!
Arusha: Are you all interested in Estalucia too?
Vyrn: Yep! It's our final destination after all!
Arusha: That's a magnificent goal! It's my dream to one day add books from Estalucia to the hall's collection.
Arusha: There's just so little information on Estalucia or the Astrals...
Arusha: In fact, there's nothing in the hall written by the Astrals themselves. But I hope to change that someday!
Lyria: Wow! What a wonderful dream! We're going to keep chasing our dream too. Right, (Captain)?
Arusha: Ahh, Estalucia, the legendary land at the end of the sky. I'd love to know what sorts of books are written and read there!
Arusha: But then again...
Vyrn: What's wrong? Why the gloomy face all of a sudden?
Arusha: Sorry, it's just... You have to cross the Grim Basin to reach the end of the sky.
Arusha: And that's incredibly dangerous. Aside from the Seven Luminary Knights, it would be all but impossible for anyone—even an imperial warship.
Arusha: Those of us at the Hall of Knowledge have struggled just to collect books from different skydoms.
Lyria: I see... I guess getting to Estalucia will be pretty hard...
Lyria: But we just need to hang in there and gather those Sky Map pieces! Right, (Captain)?
Arusha: Sky Map pieces... Yes, collecting those would probably be the most reliable way to go!
Arusha: But to do that, you'll have to defeat primal beasts. That certainly won't be easy.
Vyrn: Hehe, you got that right! It hasn't been a walk in the park, that's for sure!
Arusha: ...!
W-wait, don't tell me... You already possess some of the Sky Map pieces?
Lyria: We do! Let's see... How many are we up to again?
Arusha: Um... Maybe I'm overstepping my bounds, but would you mind showing them to me?
Vyrn: That'd be fine! Right, (Captain)?
(Captain) shows the Sky Map pieces to Arusha.
Arusha: So these are Sky Map pieces! They look just how the literature described them. You all must really be serious about this.
Vyrn: Yeah, we are! When we get there someday, we'll bring you back a book as a souvenir!
Arusha: Oh... It's kind of you to say that, but I actually have another idea...
Arusha: U-um! Perhaps it's rude of me to ask, but could I accompany you on your travels?
Arusha: Up until now, obtaining a book of the Astrals has been nothing but a dream. But maybe it could be more if I go with you!
  1. You're quite welcome to come!
  2. It will be a hard journey...

Choose: You're quite welcome to come!
Arusha: You're confident that you can make it to Estalucia, right?
Arusha: If you believe that, then I believe in you, (Captain)! Please let me put my knowledge to work for your crew!

Choose: It will be a hard journey...
Arusha: Estalucia is a land of myth, so I'm well aware that making it there won't be easy!
Arusha: But if I go with you, my dream will finally be within reach. I just know it!
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Arusha: So please... I'm begging you!
Vyrn: Haha! That look on your face is sayin' you can't refuse, huh, (Captain)!
Arusha: Does that mean... I'm in?
Lyria: Welcome aboard, Arusha!
Arusha: Marvelous! I look forward to journeying with you! I can't wait to see what kinds of books we find!
Thus Arusha, a cheerful librarian of the Hall of Knowledge, joins the crew.
Perhaps she'll learn a few things she couldn't find in books during her travels.

Just a Tiny Cuddle!?

While visiting a mountain range on a monster-hunting mission, Lyria is startled by a kitten that jumps out of the bushes. When she hands the kitten to Arusha, the librarian sneezes. The startled kitten runs off, and the crew goes after her.

(Captain) and company reach a mountain range near a village while on a monster-hunting mission.
Arusha: Wow, we're pretty deep in the mountains. I can't see very far ahead... We should be careful.
Lyria: Yes... Eek!
Suddenly a kitten leaps out of some nearby bushes and bumps into Lyria.
Lyria: You scared me, you naughty kitty! Don't think you can cover it up by rubbing against my leg!
Arusha: Aw, how cute! She has a collar on... Maybe she belongs to one of the villagers?
Arusha: In any case, it's dangerous here with monsters around. Let's take her back to the village!
Lyria: Yeah! You're coming with us, okay, kitty?
Do you want to hold her too, Arusha?
Arusha: Oh... I, uh... Achoo!
Lyria: Huh? Hey! Wait! Don't run!
Arusha: Oh no, I'm sorry! I scared the kitty with my sneeze... Let's go catch her!
Vyrn: H-hey! Wait, Library Girl!
Great... We better go after 'em, (Captain)!

Just a Tiny Cuddle!?: Scene 2

Arusha explains that she loves cats but constantly sneezes when they're nearby, so she summons magical cats as an alternative. Suddenly, Arusha starts sneezing and notices the kitten stuck up in a tree.

Arusha: Hmm... I can't find the kitty anywhere. This isn't good... I hope she's not in danger.
Arusha: Sigh... I love cats, but for some reason I sneeze constantly when they're nearby.
Arusha: Even though I adore them... And they're so cute... Urgh...
Vyrn: Huh? But aren't you always summoning cats with magic?
Arusha: Those aren't real cats, so they don't make me sneeze.
Arusha: I can't get away with touching the real thing, so I thought I could at least summon magic ones...
Lyria: Hmm... I wonder why you sneeze around cats?
Arusha: Achoo!
Arusha: If I'm sneezing, the kitty must be nearby! Let's look around!
Vyrn: Wait, seriously? Cats make you sneeze even when you're not touchin' 'em? That must be a real pain.
Arusha: Achoo! There she is! Up in that tree!
Arusha: Looks like she can't get down on her own. But I'll sneeze if I try to carry her...
Vyrn: This looks like a job for a dragon! I'll fly up there and bring her down!
Monster: Grrr!
Lyria: Monsters! And right when that kitten needs us!
Arusha: You monsters have terrible timing!
Let's make this quick, (Captain). That kitty is counting on us!

Just a Tiny Cuddle!?: Scene 3

Having finished their mission, (Captain) and company take the kitten back to the village where they manage to find the owner. Arusha gives the kitten a farewell hug, and—sure enough—she starts sneezing again.

Vyrn: All right, I got the kitten! Hold her for me, (Captain)!
Lyria: Hehe... She sure is cute!
Huh? Why are you all the way over there, Arusha?
Arusha: Urgh... If I get too close, I'll scare her with my sneezing again.
Arusha: We're done with our mission, so I'll just try to stay away from the kitty on our way back to the village.
(Captain) and company head back to the village with the cat and a mopey Arusha.
Villager: Thank you, skyfarers! Now we can put our minds at ease.
Child: Thanks for bringing my kitty back... I was so worried!
Arusha: Hehe... Good thing her address was written on her collar! Achoo!
Villager: You've been a tremendous help. This little one was about to run off to the mountains to find her.
Arusha: Oh my! I know you were concerned about her, but your parents would be worried sick if you did that.
Child: Sorry...
Did you hear that, kitty? You better not go wandering into the mountains again either!
Lyria: Hehe! That sure is a cute kitty though! She's so friendly!
Child: Hehe! Right? Do you wanna pet her too?
Lyria: Sure! But just one more time... Oh, she's so fluffy... I'll miss her.
Arusha: Urgh...
Arusha: Argh! I just can't hold it in any longer!
Hey! Can I pet the kitty too?
Child: Of course! I'll even let you hold her! Here you go!
Arusha: Oh! Haha... You're right, Lyria! She's so fluffy and warm and...
Arusha: So cute... Achoo!
Arusha: Achoo! Achoo! Aaah-choo!
Lyria: Oh no! Are you all right? Here, use my handkerchief!
Arusha: Achoo! Ugh... I can't stop sneezing... Achoo!
Child: Um... Are you okay? I hope you get over that cold soon.
Arusha: Y-yeah... Achoo! Here's your kitty back. Thanks for letting me hold her.
Arusha: Urgh... I wish there was a book that could tell me how to cure this sneezing...
Arusha: Do you think there's a book like that in Estalucia, (Captain)? Achoo!
Arusha really loves cats, so it's a real tragedy that she can't be near them.
Will she be able to find a cure during her journey for books and knowledge? Only time will tell.

Affection Is Beyond Time

Mariah donates her late sister's book collection to the Hall of Knowledge, where they find a letter to Mariah inside one of the books. Mariah can't bring herself to read the letter, so Arusha reads it aloud for her. The letter is full of her older sister's love and appreciation for Mariah. Arusha's intercession puts Mariah on the road to healing at last.

One day, Mariah decides to turn over her late sister's book collection to Arusha.
Arusha: Incredible! It's just one rare and valuable tome after another! I'm particularly fascinated by this history book.
Arusha: But Mariah, these are all mementos of your sister. Are you really sure you want me to have them?
Mariah: It's fine. My parents study a different field entirely, so they have no use for them. It'd be a shame to leave them gathering dust.
Mariah: Besides, my sister would be happy to know that her books were being of use to someone else.
Arusha: Well, if you're sure, then I'll gladly send them to the Hall of Knowledge. They'll be well looked after there.
Mariah: I appreciate it. It's a weight off my mind to know my sister's books are going to a good home.
Arusha is as good as her word, and Mariah's sister's book collection finds its way to the Hall of Knowledge.
A short time later...
Arusha: Ah, Mariah! Do you have a minute?
Mariah: Sure, what's up? You seem kind of flustered.
Arusha: Remember those books you donated to the Hall of Knowledge? Well, they said they found an envelope in one of them.
Mariah: Really?
Arusha: Yes, but that's not all. There was a name written on the envelope. Your name, Mariah.
Mariah: It's for me?
Arusha: Yep! Anyway, here's the envelope.
Mariah: Sorry, I... I can't take this.
Arusha: Huh? Why not?
Mariah: Because I was the one who killed my sister! We... we tried to kill each other and...
Arusha: But that wasn't your fault! It was the influence of a primal beast—there was nothing you could have done!
Mariah: Even so, primal beasts can't make feelings out of nothing. That anger toward my sister came from within me.
Mariah: I... I was always jealous of her. She was so smart and kind. The primal beast just amplified that jealousy.
Mariah: So, if that's what it did to me, then the same must have happened to my sister. She must have resented me for some reason too.
Mariah: Maybe that's what's in the envelope. A letter full of all her bottled up resentment toward me.
Mariah: I'm sorry—I just can't. I'm too afraid of what I might find.
Arusha: But...
Arusha is left speechless by Mariah's confession.
She soon regains her composure, however. With a gleam of determination in her eye, she tears open the envelope.
Mariah: Arusha, what are you doing!
Ignoring Mariah's outburst, Arusha reads the letter.
Arusha: "To my dearest Mariah..."
Mariah: Arusha, stop! I'm begging you, don't read it!
Arusha: Just listen, okay?
Arusha: "I'm so sorry, Mariah. I know I've always caused you worry."
Arusha: "I've been so obsessed with my research, everything else has fallen to you. I know how much it must irritate you."
Mariah: That's not true at all...
Arusha: "You're such a kind person that you always let it pass. I wanted to apologize, and tell you how much I've always appreciated it."
Arusha: "But I'm not strong enough to say it to your face. That's why I'm writing this now; to say I'm sorry, and to thank you for everything."
Various small, everyday events and other memories are jotted down, as if the letter were still a work in progress. Arusha reads on.
Mariah, who had been all but covering her ears at first, gradually relaxes and just listens.
Arusha: "There is one thing I want you to remember; I love you, and no matter what happens, I always will."
Arusha: "I think I'll stop here. After all, this is a letter, not a novel!
All my love,
Your big sis."
Mariah: Sniff... She never was any good at writing letters.
Mariah: Hehe... Even her fellow scholars were always losing patience with her and telling her to stick to the point.
Arusha: Haha, really? I'm exactly the same! I can't stand writing stuffy old reports.
Mariah: Yeah...
Mariah: Thank you, Arusha. For reading the letter, I mean.
Arusha: Not at all. Sorry I opened it without permission. I just...
Mariah: No need to apologize. I'm glad you did. I'd never have worked up the courage to open it myself.
Mariah: I never thought I'd find absolution. I thought I'd always just...
Mariah: Well, anyhow. Thank you. I really appreciate it.
Mariah: I love you too, sis. I always have, and I always will.
Thanks to an unexpected letter written long ago, Mariah finally comes to understand how her sister felt.
The pain of her sister's loss stays with her, but thanks to Arusha's insistence, Mariah's wounds can finally begin to heal.

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JapaneseThis is an official transcription. EnglishThis is an official translation.
日干しした本っていい匂いなんですよ~ I just love the fresh scent of sundried books!
次の街に着いたら、本屋さんに行きたいな Let's drop by the bookstore next chance we get!
このあたりに猫ちゃんいないかな~ I wonder if there are any cats around here...
叡智の殿堂に報告書出さなきゃ… My report to the Hall of Knowledge is due soon!
本よりすごい冒険をしてるのかも…! Hey, this is actually more fun than reading books!
へくしょんっ!風邪…いや、猫!? Ah-choo! A cold... No wait, was that a cat?
私、字が汚くて…よく叱られてました… I was always scolded for poor penmanship...
あわわっ!眼鏡がずり落ちそう! Whoa, my glasses almost slipped off.
(主人公)さん、猫は好きですか? (Captain), do you like cats?
(主人公)さんには愛読書ってあります? (Captain), do you have a favorite book?


  1. Cygames, Inc. (2016). GRANBLUE FANTASY CHRONICLE vol. 06.