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Official Profile[edit]

Age 22
Height 92 cm
Race Harvin
Hobbies Fishing and performing maintenance on her mechanical arm
Likes Frankness, recklessness, faith, and manliness
Dislikes The weak, the loose-lipped, pickup artists, and being treated like a woman
* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.
Source [1]

Background[edit]

Events[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Special Cutscenes[edit]

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Happy birthday!
Heh heh, today's the perfect day to just go nuts. You've earned it!
By the way, (Captain). Anybody make sure to get you a present or anything?
Small stuff's fine. Doesn't have to be one-of-a-kind, either.
We're celebrating your birth! You can't just straight-up ignore that!
Treating a day like this with the respect it deserves? Ain't nothing more manly than that.
Heh heh, I wanna be that kinda man, being as big-hearted and generous to you as you've been to me.
Let's make this a good one, (Captain).

2

Hyaaapy birthday!
Haha. Captain, what's up? You've really grown so much that I didn't even recognize you.
Allfather used to say that change occurs before you even notice it.
If you take your eyes off a person for just a second, they grow right in that instant.
Especially on birthdays! A growth spurt just happens. That's the kind of day a birthday is.
Even if no one admits that, I know it to be true.
Happy birthday, Captain. You're someone I aspire to be like—a great leader!
I'll say it again, hyaaapy birthday! Let's seize the day, (Captain)!

3

Hyaaapy birthday, (Captain)!
Are you eating all right? What the... There's still food on this plate!
The members on this ship put their sweat and tears into this food. Sometimes literally. So eat it all up!
Whatever kindness people show you, you've gotta accept with a big heart.
That's what it means to be a good person!
What? You can't do it alone and want my help?
When you put it like that...
Well you got a big heart, and I got a big stomach! Let me help you eat up!

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Happy New Years!
Heh heh... Parties rule, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Going nuts with my friends like this reminds me of when me and my old gangster bros used to party.
Heh heh... Gotta cut this short. The Allfather never was one to get all misty-eyed about the past.
Let's just enjoy ourselves, (Captain). With a party animal like me here, how could you not?

2

Hyaapppy New Year!
(Captain), my blood is ready for action!
What! Don't play dumb. I heard all about it! This year, we're gonna have battles all day long.
We're gonna battle with those spinny tops, and with kites, and battledore, and even go-fish!
We'll even gamble our New Year's money and put our lives on the line...
We'll eat mochi till one of us passes out and see who can drink the most!
I can't wait! Can we start now, Captain?
This day is going to go down in the record books! Let's get ready to battle!

3

Hyappy New Year! (Captain), this year will be awesome too!
Say... What's in your hand?
What? A fortune?
Seriously? Who leaves their fate to a piece of paper?
And ya know, those New Year's fortune are almost always good...
What? It wasn't?
Really?
W-we're not letting a piece of paper decide our fate, right!

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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Happy Valentine's!
Huh? I'm even more outgoing than usual, you think?
Yeah, prolly. I mean, today's Valentine's.
I mean, this is a day all about getting praised by the ladyfolk for acting manly, right?
Whaddaya mean, I'm a little off? Forget the details, and get to the chocolate!
Huh? It's usually the other way around? How many times I gotta tell you?
Don't treat me like a girl!

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Yeehaw! The curtains rise for Battlentine's Day!
Everyone's dripping with silly thoughts of love and romance! I say steal all the chocolate!
What? Why would I do something like that?
I-it's obvious! Because no one will give me any chocolate!
Are you mocking me! I can't let all these love birds go on with their fun!
Huh? (Captain)?
That chocolate isn't for me, is it?
Are you for real! You'd really give me chocolate? I'll eat it all!
Hahaha! This is awesome! I've always wanted to get chocolate! Thank you, Captain!
All right! I'll call it off. No Battlentine's Day for me!

White Day Cutscenes
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Happy White Day!
Heh heh... Listen, I get it. Just returning the favor from last time.
I repay my debts no matter what. I hate just taking, taking, taking from people.
Wait, did I hear you right? You wanted a piece of my Vulcan Crow?
Ah ha ha ha... Nice, (Captain). That's some manly talk right there.

2

Hyappy White Day!
Here's a gift from me to you, (Captain)!
I wanted to pay you back for the chocolate you gave me.
So I made this with everything I had.
Stop laughing at me! This took forever...
Why are you chomping down on it so fast! I don't even know if it's any good...
Huh? Really? You think it's great?
Hehehe, nice... That face you're making makes it all worth while.
That's funny. It was my first time, but I feel like I did a great job.

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Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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Happy Halloween!
All right, you trick-pulling punks, show yourself!
My Vulcan's Crow's gonna turn you unmanly miscreants into mincemeat!
Ah ha ha ha...
Whoops, that's the wrong one... Ah ha ha ha...

2

Hyaaapy Halloween!
Captain, the blood-pumping event called Halloween is about to begin!
Haha. What tricks should I play this year...
Today's the one day where I can be as naughty as I want to be, right?
Huh? That's not true?
I don't believe you! Then why are tricks okay? What! I can't get physical?
Then what the heck am I supposed to do today?
Are you kidding? Just scare people? In a costume?
That's awful. How boring!

3

Hyaaapy Halloween!
Let me at 'em! You know! The chickens who hide 'cause tricks scare them!
Lemme roast one of those losers with this arm of mine!
Hm? If it isn't (Captain)! Help me rob everyone blind of their candy!
Come on. You and me would have a mountain of sweets in no time!

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Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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Happy Holidays! Yahoo!
Heh heh... Holidays and festivals really are nice, aren't they?
Huh? I'm partying a little too hard?
C'mon, to party like this is the manliest thing a man can do!
You don't get what I'm talking about?
Ha ha ha... No worries. I don't, either!

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Get it together! This is no time to be prancing around, (Captain).
Today the legendary beast called Santa is coming for our destruction!
We need you in top shape! We need to get pumped!
What do you mean for what? It's obvious!
We need to hunt down Santa!
Hahaha... We're gonna steal his presents and then sell them for a profit! You like that idea, don't you?
What? What do you mean, "no"?
Get out of here. If I don't behave myself, then I won't get a present?
I-I can't have that! I need my presents...
Gaaah... It's off... All of it. We can't hunt Santa!

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(Captain)! Hyappy holidays!
I've decided that tonight all those little tweedle dees need a big boom to keep them in line!
That means fireworks! I won't stand for a silent night!
What? You think the lights in the sky would work well for the occasion?
How dare you! You mean to tell me I might make those good-for-nothings have an even better time?
This requires action! I'm gonna blow them all away!

Fate Episodes[edit]

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The Lone Wolf's Claw[edit]

Balurga, a former member of the Odajumoki Gangsters, lives a life on the run, fleeing from her former friends. She remembers Grutheressa, the gang boss who took her in, and the trap he laid that led to her being branded a traitor. Exhausted and out of ammo, she resigns herself to her fate, only to be saved by (Captain) and becomes part of the crew.



The Odajumoki Gangsters: a band of wicked Harvins.
In the hall of their great leader Grutheressa, an imposing roar rings out...
Grutheressa: Nnnnngggrrraaaahhh! Silence! This is no place for the likes of you!
Balurga: No... I refuse to leave! Not until you let me join you...
Grutheressa: Don't be stupid. I can see right through you. Your little outfit can't hide the fact that you're a woman!
Grutheressa: We are the Odajumoki Gangsters! Only the manliest of men may join us! As a courtesy, I'll spare your life. Now begone!
Balurga: I'm a man, I came here to get manlier, and I ain't leaving until you let me join!
Grutheressa: Hrrmm... I see you do not lack for resolve. Very well! Take our entrance exam... if you dare!
With a jerk of his head, Grutheressa gives a silent command, then looks back with a daring smile, eager to see Balurga's reaction.
At his command, a lackey brings in one of the huge, ferocious dogs used by the Butchagee chariots of war.
Grutheressa: Heh heh heh heh... Animals don't lie, and this one can smell the difference.
Grutheressa: What's wrong, girl? If you speak the truth, then you have nothing to fear! Go on, put your right hand up to its mouth!
Balurga: Gah! Aaaghhhh...
Grutheressa: What are you doing? You... you idiot! You actually did it?
Balurga: Heh... heh heh... How'd you like that, eh? Is that good enough for you, Allfather?
Balurga: He knew it was an impossible request. He was just trying to get me to back down.
Balurga: But I did it anyway.
Balurga: The Allfather took a real liking to me after that. He doted on me like I was his own son... No, even more than that.
Balurga: He called me his "right-hand man" and gave me this steel gauntlet. That's right. He gave me the Vulcan Crow...
Balurga: Haah... haah... haah... Damn! They just keep coming... There's no end to them!
Odajumoki A: Come on out, little kitty! Ha! Any luck over there?
Odajumoki B: Geheheh! Nope! No dice!
Odajumoki A: Yeehaw! That way, boys! Search over there!
Balurga: Ever since the Allfather kicked the bucket, it's been nonstop sibling squabbles... Sheesh! Don't these guys have any respect?
Balurga: I just don't get it, Allfather... I thought you trusted me...
Balurga: Allfather... Why would you do this to me? Why would you try to get my brothers to kill me?
Odajumoki A: Yeehaw! This way! I heard something!
Balurga: Tch... Awfully perceptive for rats.
It was all so sudden...
Odajumoki A: Nngyahh! W-We're in trouble! The Allfather... He... Skull did him in!
Balurga: (Wh-what? Don't be ridiculous! That's impossible...)
What reaches Balurga's ears next is even more shocking.
Odajumoki A: Hmmm... But get a load of this! They say there's actually another traitor in our midst!
Odajumoki A: Geh heh heh! And it turns out... they're a woman disguised as a man!
Balurga: !
Women were not allowed to join the Odajumoki. Only the manliest of men were permitted membership.
It was a family that transcended blood ties, formed by the ironclad bonds shared between men.
Odajumoki B: Hmmm... Of all the rules to break... Who the hell would break that one?
Odajumoki A: What do you mean, "hmmm"? It's obviously Balurga!
Balurga: Apparently the Allfather wrote my secret into his journal... and now it's been leaked.
Balurga: And that's not all. For some reason, that cruel old geezer wrote the following...
Balurga: "He who kills my faithful right-hand man Balurga will be recognized as the new boss."
Balurga: Haah... haah... haah... Good grief! Stupid old man! Why would you do this?
Odajumoki A: Yeehaw! This way! The dog's got her scent!
Balurga: You've gotta be kidding me... They even brought a Nord Husky?
Balurga: Heh. Guess I just have to buckle down. My Vulcan Crow should be able to handle this just fine.
Balurga: Aaargh! Damn it! I'm spent!
Odajumoki A: Now things are gettin' interesting! This way! Hurry!
Balurga: Heh... heh heh heh... Guess it's all over for me now.
Balurga: (Skull, was it? The one who killed the Allfather? What's he like, I wonder?)
Balurga: (Whoever he is, he must be one hell of a man... Maybe he knows why the Allfather did this to me...)
Balurga: (Heh heh heh... Oh well. I can just ask the Allfather in person... once I meet him on the other side...)
Balurga: Wha... Are you—?
Odajumoki A: Yeehaw! We know you're in here! Just give it up, Balurga!
But there was no sign of Balurga. Just a handful of customers enjoying their meals.
Odajumoki B: Don't jerk us around, damn it! Hiding isn't gonna help you, ya know! If you value your life—
Odajumoki B: Hmmm? Is that... a flying lizard? And a blue-haired girl?
Lyria and Vyrn: Huh?
Odajumoki B: Eeegh! D-Don't tell me... They're the same ones who defeated the Butchagee Chariots of War and the Primal Beast Aung?
Odajumoki A: Eeegh! Th-there's no mistakin' 'em! They're the ones who drove the Allfather into a corner and nearly eradicated us!
Odajumoki A & B: Gyaaah! You win this time, but we'll be back! Retreat! Retreeaaaat!
Vyrn: Uhhh... I don't know what just happened, but at least they're done yelling.
Lyria: I'm glad they're gone! Seems like it's safe for you to come out now.
At Lyria's words, a tiny head peeks out from behind the counter.
Balurga: Heh heh! Thanks for the help. You saved my life.
(Captain) smiles and waves a hand dismissively, as if to say "It was nothing!" before heading out.
Balurga: H-Hold up! What kind of man would I be if I let you walk away empty-handed?
Balurga: I'll do anything! Please, will you let me return the favor?
  1. You don't need to return the favor.
  2. Return the favor? How?

Choose: You don't need to return the favor.
Balurga: You might think so, but I beg to differ! I'd rather die than owe someone!
Balurga: All right, I've decided! Since you saved my life, then I'll save yours!
Balurga: Heh heh heh! And I'm not leaving your side until I do! Get used to it!

Choose: Return the favor? How?
Balurga: Well, admittedly, I don't have a penny to my name. There's not much I can offer you...
Balurga: This is gonna sound weird given the situation, but... I'm actually a talented fighter. How's about you hire me to protect you?
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And so, the mysterious fugitive Balurga joins the crew on their journey...

Fishing for Trouble[edit]

While journeying with (Captain)'s crew, Balurga encounters Skull, another traitorously branded member of the Odajumoki Gangsters. Balurga asks him to tell her more about Grutheressa's thought process, prompting Skull to challenge her to a fishing contest. Win, and he'll answer any question she has.



Skull (Event) not in crew

(Captain) and crew spend a few days in a small village as they work on a small job request.
There, they stumble across the one man Balurga desperately wanted to find.
Skull: You swine... So this is where you were hiding...
Balurga: Could you be... Skull? Why are you—
Skull: Do you even have to ask? I'm in the same boat as you, running from your old buds. Naturally, I'm avoiding big cities.
Balurga: ...
Skull: Heh... from the looks of it, you're not here to avenge the Allfather, huh?
Balurga quietly lowers the Vulcan Crow and relaxes.
Instead, Balurga asks Skull for the truth behind why Grutheressa would order a hit on his own right-hand man.
Skull looks up at the sky for a while, pondering, then finally replies in an unsure voice.
Skull: Hmm... Now why would you ask that of me?
Balurga: Well... the Allfather was pretty fond of you, so I thought you might know.
Skull: Pfft! Hahaha! Had a feeling it was something like that...
Balurga: Skull, you know the truth?
Skull: Of course. If that's what you want to know, well... Come with me for a sec.
Balurga: Huh? Go with you? Where are you taking me?
Skull: Don't flip out. Just trust me. I'm a genius, you know! Hahahaha...
Skull (Event) is a crew member

(Captain) and crew are on their way to a small village to work on a small job request.
There, they stumble across the one man Balurga desperately wanted to find.
Balurga: Hey, you... I heard you betrayed us and went off to be a skyfarer, but...
Balurga: I didn't know you joined this crew, Skull!
Skull: Heh... from the looks of it, you're not here to avenge the Allfather, huh?
Balurga quietly lowers the Vulcan Crow and relaxes.
Instead, Balurga asks Skull for the truth behind why Grutheressa would order a hit on his own right-hand man.
Skull looks up at the sky for a while, pondering, then finally replies in an unsure voice.
Skull: Hmm... Now why would you ask that of me?
Balurga: Well... the Allfather was pretty fond of you, so I thought you might know.
Skull: Pfft! Hahaha! Had a feeling it was something like that...
Balurga: Skull, you know the truth?
Skull: Of course. If that's what you want to know, well... Come with me for a sec.
Balurga: Huh? Go with you? Where are you taking me?
Skull: Don't flip out. Just trust me. I'm a genius, you know! Hahahaha...
Balurga: Hey, what's the big idea, Skull? Explain yourself!
Skull: Argh! I don't have a choice, damn it! If you're a North Vast man, then fishing's the only option!
Balurga: Are you kidding me? Quit screwing around!
Skull: I'm dead serious. The Odajumoki are all about fishing, yeah? Then let's put our manhood on the line. Winner take all.
Balurga: Fine. Winner take all.
Skull: I'll tell you why the Allfather did this since you wanna know so badly... If you manage to beat me, that is.
Balurga: You should have said so sooner! Heh heh, it's on, Skull! You're gonna regret challenging me!
And so, the two decide to have a fishing competition at a nearby beach.
Skull: Well, well, well... That was fast! How do ya like that, huh? I already got me some!
Lyria: Wow, that's amazing! Look at all the fish!
Vyrn: Whoa! Lyria, no! I know what you're thinking, but those fish aren't fit to eat!

Fishing for Trouble: Scene 2[edit]

Skull and Balurga drop their lines in the ocean and enjoy a moment of rest. Unexpectedly, tensions between the two dissolve into a moment of natural rapport, and the two former gangsters grow to understand each other over a friendly fishing competition.



Skull:
Skull: Yeehaw! What's the matter, buddy? I thought you said you were good at this!
Balurga: Quit showboating. Just shut up and watch me. I'll fish one up in no time.
Under the warm sun, surrounded by fresh ocean air and the sound of the endless waves...
Far removed from their dangerous lives, the two fugitives enjoy a rare moment of respite.
Skull: Hey... Don't you have a grudge against me?
Balurga: Don't make me laugh... I've never in my life entertained something so petty as a grudge.
Balurga: I've just traded in the Allfather's way of life for yours. Pretty straightforward and manly, wouldn't you say?
Balurga: Even the Allfather accepted you for who you were.
Skull: ...
Balurga: If I had to choose one thing to be mad about... it's that you were the one to do him in and not me.
Balurga: Heh heh heh... To think his most loyal son would be the one to steal it from me.
Skull smiles softly, like the weight of the world had been lifted from his shoulders. But just then, he realizes something...
Skull: Hey... Aren't you going to do something?
Balurga: Huh? About what?
Skull: Well, ya know, there's been a tug on your line this whole time...
Balurga: Y-You cheater! You should have told me sooner!

Fishing for Trouble: Scene 3[edit]

The fishing contest between Skull and Balurga has ended, but neither can agree as to whether quantity or quality should determine the winner. When things are about to come to a head, a massive fish bites, demanding they work together to reel it in. Exhausted but satisfied, the two recognize their similarities and acknowledge each other as worthy adversaries. Balurga at last realizes Grutheressa's true intentions and vows to surpass him.



Balurga: Get a load of this huge catch! I think we can both agree that I win!
Skull: What? Are you stupid? I'm clearly the winner here! Look how many I caught! I crushed you!
Balurga: Hahaha! With those tiny sardines? They're almost as small as you!
Skull: Whatever, man! I won!
Balurga: No you didn't! I won! Now be a man and admit it!
As they argue back and forth, Balurga's line begins to twitch.
Lyria: Hey, Balurga! There's a tug on your line!
Balurga: What?
Balurga hastily grabs the fishing pole and gives it a hearty tug.
Balurga: Nngh... This feels like a whopper! The line's not coming up at all...
Vyrn: Wait, seriously? You sure you didn't just snag it on something?
Skull: You idiot! Look, you've gotten your line all tangled up with mine! Argh, it won't budge!
Balurga: No... I can feel it through the line... Oh no...
Balurga's face drains of color, and Skull instantly realizes exactly what they're struggling to pull up.
Skull: No way... This isn't just a whopper... This is like, Leviathan-level huge!
After a long struggle, they finally pull up their catch.
Having successfully reeled in the whopper, Skull and Balurga heave a huge sigh of relief before promptly collapsing.
Balurga: Heh... heh heh heh...
Skull: Gahahaha!
Balurga: Now I get why you invited me to go fishing...
Balurga: You were drawn to the Allfather's way of life, and I was drawn to his manly code.
Balurga: We had completely different goals, and yet here we are, looking at the same thing.
Skull: Pfft, haha! Look at you, talking like you understand everything...
Balurga: But... that's what got me this far without me ever questioning myself.
Balurga: The Allfather knew this would happen. That's why he set things up so I'd get driven out of the gang.
Balurga: That's what you were going to tell me, wasn't it, Skull?
Skull doesn't confirm or deny the question. He simply gazes contentedly at the sky and compliments Balurga.
Skull: Hmph! To be honest... If you'd been there, I probably couldn't have done him in.
Balurga: Hah! Listen to you now...
As they joke, Balurga looks up at the sky.
Balurga: (You're a real piece of work, Allfather, using this guy to say what you never could.)
Balurga: (Not very manly of you, Allfather... Not very manly at all...)
Gazing up at the endless blue sky, the two of them make a silent vow in their hearts.
Someday, they would become better men than the Allfather ever was...

References[edit]

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