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Official Profile[edit]

Background[edit]

Events[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Arusha's Charge Attack, Pas de Chat, is a ballet step, and French for “Step of the Cat”.

Special Cutscenes[edit]

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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!

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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!

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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 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)!

2

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!

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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.

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!

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(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.

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That white powder is cultivated from plants, you see.
It's called sugar, and it's harvested from either cane or roots. Known for it's 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!

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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).

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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!

3

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!

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 the 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!

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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—
Ahhh!
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!

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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...
Achoo!
Huh? (Captain)... Is that catnip in your hand?
H-how did you find the perfect balance of naughty and nice?
Yachoo!
Ehehe... There're cats everywhere...
Achoo! Hyachoo! Uwaaachooo!

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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!

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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.

3

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!

Fate Episodes[edit]

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The Book Hunting Librarian[edit]

When the party went to Sierokarte’s Knickknack Shack, they met Arusha, who carrying a large quantity of books. Arusha worked in a great library that was renowned as the “Hall of Knowledge. ” Her goal was said to be to own books from Estalucia. Arusha knew that the party was skyfarers who were headed for Estalucia. She would join the party in their travels.



Our heroes went to the Knickknack Shack to find work. There they deal with Sierokarte.
???: Shopkeep! Could you arrange these for me?
Sierokarte: OK, OK, OK! Leave it to me!
Vyrn: Huh? Man, you have so many books! It’s amazing! Like I’ve not seen before.
???: Agh! These 25 volumes are headed for the Hall of Knowledge?
Lyria: Aah?! You tripped and fell! H-hey! Are you all right?!
???: Ugh, I tripped on something... Hey! A book! Our precious materials!
Vyrn: Hey, girl. That was a spectacular tumble. Are you hurt?
Our heroes help to gather up the books that had been scattered on the floor of the shop.
???: Sorry about this! You’ve been a big help! Okay, all our books are in mint condition!
Sierokarte: Hahahaha... Arusha, as always, you’re more interested in books than even your own affairs!
Arusha: Yes! That’s only natural for a librarian at the Hall of Knowledge!
Lyria: Um... “Hall of Knowledge?" You are Arusha, right? What sort of place is this “Hall?"
Arusha: The Hall of Knowledge is a library with the goal of collecting together all the books that exist in this world!
Arusha: It has every book you all have ever read, from academic books to children’s picture books.
Vyrn: Hm... That’s awesome! Do you even have materials from Estalucia? I wanna go take a look, (Captain)!
Arusha: Are you all interested in Estalucia?
Vyrn: Oh, no. Yeah, the purpose of our travels is to reach Estalucia!
Arusha: That’s a most auspicious goal! My dream is to have books from Estalucia in the collection of the Hall of Knowledge.
Arusha: There is an extremely limited amount of extant materials involving Estalucia or the Astrals...
Arusha: In particular, there are no materials whatsoever in the Hall of Knowledge that were actually written by the Astrals themselves. But maybe... one day...
Lyria: Wow...! What a wonderful dream! We cannot fail, either. Right, (Captain)?
Arusha: Ah, the end of the sky, Estalucia! I wonder what sort of books are written and read there?
Arusha: Hm...
Vyrn: Hm? What’s wrong? You got that troubled look on your face all of a sudden...
Arusha: It is... You must pass the Grim Basin if you wish to reach the end of the sky.
Arusha: That is very dangerous... It would be difficult even for the Knights of the Septennial or an imperial warship.
Arusha: I’ve toiled and struggled to collect books just from different Skydoms.
Lyria: Of course it’s a difficult undertaking. Going to Estalucia...
Lyria: Right, (Captain)? Let’s hang in there and gather those Sky Map fragments!
Arusha: The Sky Map fragments... Yes, I think collecting them would be the most certain way to go!
Arusha: In order to do that, you are going to have to fight and defeat great primal beasts. None of this would be easy.
Vyrn: Haha, well! Yeah, it ain’t easy to fight with primal beasts!
Arusha: ...?! Wait, don’t tell me! You already possess some of the Sky Map fragments?!
Lyria: Okay! Um... Let’s see, how many have we already gathered?
Arusha: Um, um! It’s impudent for me to ask, but could you show them to me? The Sky Map fragments!
Vyrn: No... it's fine. Right, (Captain)?
(Captain) showed his Sky Map fragments to Arusha.
Arusha: Those are the Sky Map fragments! This is the first time I’ve seen them, but they are just as they are in the literature. Wow, you guys really mean business.
Vyrn: Yeah, that’s it! When I get there some day, I’ll bring you back a book as a souvenir!
Arusha: Oh, I am so happy to hear that. But...
Arusha: H-hey! It is a bit rude for me to ask, but... Could I go with you on your travels?
Arusha: Until now, obtaining an Astrals’ book has been a mere dream. But if I got with you...!
  1. Of course!
  2. Would that be bad?

Choose: Of course!
Arusha: I believe that you can make it to Estalucia.
Arusha: I believe in you, (Captain)! Let me use my knowledge to help your order!

Choose: Would that be bad?
Arusha: Estalucia is a land of illusions. I am well aware that making it there will not be easy!
Arusha: The goals that until now I had only dreamed about will finally be in reach if I go with you. I really think that!
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Arusha: I’m begging you!
Vyrn: Haha. You look like you are thinking that there’s no way we could refuse after you told us all that! (Captain).
Arusha: Okay then!
Lyria: All right, welcome aboard! Ms. Arusha!
Arusha: Yes! I look forward to journeying with you! Haha, I wonder what kind of books are waiting to meet me in my travels? This is so much fun!
Thus Arusha, the librarian of the Hall of Knowledge joined the party.
The bright and cheerful librarian would learn about things during her travels that would be a fair bit different from what she had gleaned from books.

Just a Tiny Cuddle!?[edit]

The party arrived at a mountain on a mission to hunt a monster. Lyria is startled by a kitten that suddenly appears from the bushes. She hands the kitten over to Arusha, causing her to sneeze uncontrollably. The kitten is startled and runs away, and the party attempts to find her.



(Captain) and company arrived at a mountain on a mission to hunt a monster.
Arusha: Whew, these are some big mountains. I can't really see ahead... We should be careful...
Lyria: Yes... Ahh!
A kitten jumps out of the bushes and bumps into Lyria.
Lyria: Stop it! You scared me! You're a naughty cat!
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! Okay, come with us. Do you want to hold her too, Arusha?
Arusha: Oh, I uh... Achoo!
Lyria: Huh?! Ah! W-Wait! Don't run!
Arusha: Ohhh, I'm sorry! I scared the kitty with my sneeze... L-Let's go catch her!
Vyrn: H- Hey! Wait, librarian girl! We have no choice, let's go after them, (Captain)!

Just a Tiny Cuddle!?: Scene 2[edit]

Although she loves cats, Arusha can't help but sneeze when they're nearby. She explains that she summons cats with her magic since the real thing is out of her reach. Suddenly, Arusha starts to sneeze and notices the kitten is stuck up in a tree.



Arusha: Hmm... I can't find the kitty... This isn't good... I hope she's not in danger...
Arusha: Sigh... I love cats, but for some reason I can't stop sneezing when they're nearby.
Arusha: Even though I adore them... And they're so cute... Aww...
Vyrn: Huh? But you always summon cats with magic, don't you?
Arusha: Those aren't real cats, so they don't make me sneeze.
Arusha: I can't touch real cats, so I thought I could at least summon magic ones...
Lyria: Hm... I wonder why you can't stop sneezing...
Arusha: Achooo!
Arusha: This feeling...! The kitty must be nearby! Let's look around!
Vyrn: Really? You sneeze if they're anywhere near you? That must be a real pain...
Arusha: Achoo! There she is! Up in the tree!
Arusha: Looks like she can't get down... Ohh, but I'll sneeze if I try to carry her...
Vyrn: Leave it to me! I'll fly up there and bring her down!
Monster: Grrrrrrr!
Lyria: Monsters! Now?!
Arusha: Ugh, you monsters have such bad timing! (Captain), let's take them down real quick for the kitty!

Just a Tiny Cuddle!?: Scene 3[edit]

The party defeated the monsters and take the cat back to the village. They managed to find the cat's grateful owner, and Arusha gives it a farewell hug. Sure enough, she couldn't stop sneezing.



Vyrn: All right, I got the kitten! Hold her, (Captain)!
Lyria: Hehe, she sure is cute! Huh? Why are you all the way back there, Arusha?
Arusha: I'll scare the cat with my sneezing again if I get too close...
Arusha: We're done with our mission, so I'll just try to stay far 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: Thank you! Thank you for bringing my cat back... I was so worried!
Arusha: Hehe, we knew where she lives thanks to the collar on her neck! Achoo!
Villager: Thank you... He was about to run off to the mountains to find her.
Arusha: Oh, my! I know you were worried about her, but your parents would be worried sick if you did that.
Child: Sorry... Did you hear that, kitty? Don't go wandering into the mountains by yourself again!
Lyria: Hehe! That sure is a cute kitty though! She's so docile!
Child: Hehe. Right? Do you want to pet her too?
Lyria: Sure! Then just one more time... Ohh, she's so fluffy... I'm sad to see her go.
Arusha: H-Hnnng...
Arusha: Ahh! I can't hold it in any longer! Hey! C-Can I touch the kitty too?
Child: Of course! Here, why don't you hold her?Look at that!
Arusha: Wah! Hehe, you're right Lyria... She's so fluffy and warm and...
Arusha: So cute... A-Achooo!
Arusha: Achoo! Aaah-choo! Uggh...
Lyria: Wha? Are you okay? Here, use my handkerchief!
Arusha: Achoo! Augh, I can't stop sneezing... Hachoo!
Child: U-Um... Are you okay...? Hope you feel better...
Arusha: Y-Yeah... Achoo! Here's your kitty back. Thanks for letting me hold her.
Arusha: Uugh... 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. It's a real tragedy that she can't be near them.
Will she be able to find a cure to her condition during her journey for books and knowledge? Only time will tell.

Affection Is Beyond Time[edit]

A letter is found in one of the books from Mariah's sister's collection that was donated to the Hall of Knowledge. Mariah can't bring herself to read the letter from her late sister, so Arusha reads it aloud for her. The letter describes Mariah's sister's love for her younger sibling. Mariah is able to connect with her sister, despite having lost her long before.



One day, Mariah decided to pass on her late sister's book collection to Arusha.
Arusha: In- incredible! It's just one rare and valuable tome after another! I'm particularly fascinated by this book on history.
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've no use for them. It'd be a shame to leave them gathering dust.
Mariah: Besides, I know my sister would be happy to know that her books were helpful 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.
Thus, through Arusha's kind donation, Mariah's sister's book collection found 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: So you know I donated your sister's books to the Hall of Knowledge? Well, they said they found an envelope in one of the books.
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 her! We… we tried to kill each other and…
Arusha: But that wasn't your fault! It was the effect 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 to start with.
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 inside the envelope. All her bottled up resentment for me poured out for me to read.
Mariah: I'm sorry, I just can't. I'm too afraid of what I might find.
Arusha: But…
Arusha was left speechless by Mariah's emotional speech.
She soon regained her composure however, and, with a look of determination, she tore open the envelope.
Mariah: Arusha, what are you doing?!
Ignoring Mariah's outburst, Arusha cast her eyes over the letter.
Arusha: "To my dearest Mariah…"
Mariah: Arusha, stop! I'm begging you, don't read it!
Arusha: Just listen, OK?
Arusha: "I'm so sorry, Mariah. I know I've always caused you worry."
Arusha: "I've always been so obsessed with my research, everything else has fallen to you. I know how much it must irritate you."
Mariah: Sis… That's not true at all…
Arusha: "You're such a kind person, so you always just let it go. I wanted to apologize, and tell you how much I always appreciated it."
Arusha: "But I'm not strong enough to say it myself. 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 were jotted down, as if it was still a work in progress. Arusha read on.
Mariah, who had initially been covering her ears so as not to hear, gradually began to listen.
Arusha: "There is one thing I want you to always 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: S-sis… She never was any good at letters. (Sniff)
Mariah: Even with her fellow scholars, it always got her in trouble. Always "too" something. Too abrupt, too casual, too much chit-chat…
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 asking. I just…
Mariah: No need to apologize. I'm glad you did. Otherwise I would've never opened it, and I'd have spent forever being scared of it.
Mariah: I… I thought it would be full of anger, that she must have resented me for something. I was so afraid…
Mariah: So really, thank you.
Mariah: I love you too, sis. I always have, and I always will.
A single, unexpected letter written long ago helped Mariah finally understood how her sister had felt while she lived.
The pain of her sister's loss stayed with her, but thanks to the help of a friend, Mariah's wounds could finally start to heal.

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