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A Fateful Encounter
Barawa appears in disguise. A crime syndicate is apparently hot on his trail, so the crew takes him in.
The crew drops by an island and takes care of some business.
As the crew prepares to leave, a plaintive wail rings out.
Vyrn: Huh? Do you hear that?
Vyrn: Ack! What's up with the dog?
???: Whoa! Sorry! He's mine...
???: Enough about the dog! Vyrn! It's me! Help a guy out!
Vyrn: Whoa! What's with this guy up in our business?
Lyria: Do you know him, Vyrn?
Vyrn: Nope... I'm pretty sure this is the first time I'm meeting this dude.
???: What? Oh, right... I'm in disguise!
Vyrn: What the... You're the detective dude!
Barawa: Ahaha! Sorry about that. I forget about small details like disguises.
Lyria: Hahaha... So it was a disguise!
The name of this man is Barawa. He's a self-proclaimed detective.
The crew met him some time ago when an incident occurred on the Jewel Resort Casino Liner.
With his help, the crew was able to solve a case related to the Phantom Thief, Chat Noir.
Vyrn: There he is! It's the Phantom Thief!
Barawa: You're not getting away, Phantom Thief! Today's the day that I catch you!
Sarya: Don't let your guard down!
Chat Noir: Heh heh heh. Commendable. You narrowed down the suspects well up to a point.
Chat Noir: But your endgame leaves much to be desired.
Vyrn: Ahh! I can't see anything!
Barawa: Agh! You were one step ahead of me!
Vyrn: Yeah! That did happen! Talk about a trip down memory lane!
Vyrn: So what's up now? Why'd ya need a costume to see us?
Barawa: That's what I'm trying to tell you... My life may be in danger.
Vyrn: Wait... What! What'd ya do now!
Barawa: I was on a case to find where a crime syndicate is getting its money...
Vyrn: Hm? A crime syndicate?
Barawa: Right. An evil organization has been growing more and more powerful recently.
Barawa: This bunch steals, kidnaps, and hurts whoever gets in the way. Even the local authority is having trouble catching them.
Vyrn: Whoa... Those are some bad eggs.
Barawa: That's why I've been called to investigate!
Vyrn: I see. So... did you find anything yet?
Barawa: No, nothing.
Vyrn: You got zip and your life is in danger? Yeesh! You'd think you'd at least get a crappy T-shirt...
Barawa: They caught on to the fact that I was trailing them pretty quickly and apprehended me.
Barawa: I told them I didn't have any useful information... but they just won't leave me alone.
Barawa: But now's not the time to talk about that! Please help me, (Captain)! Help a guy out!
Barawa: I'm in serious danger! They're coming for me!
Barawa: I need to get off this island quick fast! Please let me on board!
Choose: I don't think so.
- Well, I guess I can't say no.
- I don't think so.
- You've made your bed, now lie in it.
- There'll be... conditions.
Lyria: (Captain)! How could you be so cold?
Barawa: I'm screwed either way. They'd eventually come for this ship if I boarded. That's for sure...
Barawa: The duty of a captain is to put the safety of his crew first. I'll just leave while my dignity is still intact.
Vyrn: Ah, come on now...
Barawa: Would you mind if I just changed back into my disguise before I go, (Captain)?
Without waiting for (Captain)'s response, Barawa begins changing his clothes.
Barawa: Shoot! I accidentally stepped on my mask! Now I need to get these footprints off!
Barawa: Oh no! My wig's been taken by the wind! Vyrn, grab it for me, would ya?
Barawa: Aaah! This mask is stuck to the floor!
Barawa is no different than a confused dog chasing his own tail.
(Captain) feels sorry for him and so gives Barawa permission to stay on board.Choose: You've made your bed, now lie in it.
Barawa: Gulp... I... well...
Vyrn: Hey... What's with the cold shoulder?
Vyrn: He's not just some stranger we can abandon...
Barawa: You don't understand! I don't even have a bed to lie in anymore!
Lyria: You don't have to be so mean...
Barawa: Please help, (Captain)! Please! I beg you! Help me escape this island!
Vyrn: How about we let him stay with us? At least until the next island.
Lyria: I agree with Vyrn.
(Captain) has a change of mind and decides to help a friend in need.Choose: There'll be... conditions.
Barawa: Conditions? W-what do you have in mind?
Choose: Try figuring it out, smarty-pants!
- Try figuring it out, smarty-pants!
- Oh, you know... This and that.
Barawa: Hm... If you say so.
Barawa: Reading facial expressions and getting information is a fundamental detective skill.
Barawa: No clue.
Vyrn: What the... C'mon! Don't give up so easily! Your life is on the line, remember?
Barawa: But if I don't know, then I don't know, Vyrn!
Lyria: Um... You're just teasing him, right, (Captain)?
(Captain) apologizes to Barawa for making light of his situation and allows him to join them on their journey.Choose: Oh, you know... This and that.
Barawa: What's that supposed to mean, (Captain)?
Vyrn: Now's not the time for jokes...
Barawa: Joke? Does that mean...
Barawa once helped the crew solve a case—he was their friend. There was no way (Captain) could abandon him.
(Captain) recommends that Barawa hide in a room deep within the ship.Choose: Well, I guess I can't say no.Continue 1
Barawa: Are you sure? Thank you! I owe you one, (Captain)!
Vyrn: That's settled then! Let's get going! Dunno when those bad guys will come looking for us!
Thus the Grandcypher departs from the island.
Barawa: Phew... What a relief. Thanks.
Barawa: Hahaha. That means you're safe too, Buddy.
Lyria: Um... Did you always have a dog?
Barawa: This is my new partner! I met Buddy by chance while running from the crime syndicate.
Barawa: Buddy here keeps me warm on cold nights and brings me stuff to eat. This is a friend I can rely on.
Lyria: Hahaha... You've really had a rough time, haven't you...
Barawa: Without my dog always letting me know when the bad guys are nearby, I'd have already been caught.
Barawa: Honestly, I wouldn't have been able to make it here without Buddy by my side.
Barawa: I owe this little one my life. I'd like to take Buddy along with me, if that's all right.
Lyria: Hehehe. I'd be happy to have Buddy on board.
Vyrn: Hey! Where's your sidekick?
Lyria: Now that you mention it...
Barawa: Oh, you mean Sarya? I left her on another island without so much as a goodbye letter. This mission is too dangerous for her.
Barawa: And the business card I handed over to the syndicate was a fake, so Sarya won't be in any danger.
Vyrn: Look at you! You're kind of a knucklehead, but at least you do some things right!
Vyrn: Hey... You aren't mad I called you a knucklehead, right?
Barawa: No... There's just something on my mind. That disguise I was using before...
Lyria: Go on...
Barawa: I found that when I was in hiding.
Barawa: It fits perfectly, as if it were made just for me.
Vyrn: Did I hear you right? Someone was helping you?
Barawa: That's right! And this kit resembles the one used by my archenemy, the Phantom Thief Chat Noir.
Lyria: So what if the Phantom Thief—
Barawa: But why would he help me?
Thus the famous detective Barawa joins the crew.
As it were, Barawa finds himself constantly targeted by the crime syndicate wherever he travels...
It will be some time before Barawa can leave the crew without fearing for his life.
Finding Some Backbone
One day Barawa mysteriously goes missing, but the crew finds him in a run-down mansion at the edge of town. Barawa explains that he was kidnapped by the syndicate but escaped thanks to a rampaging monster. Barawa then heads back into the mansion to search for a little girl whose voice he heard while captive.
Vyrn: Hmm... So the detective is in that mansion over there?
One day Barawa disappears.
Thus the crew set out to find their missing friend, Barawa.
Relying on a tip-off from the Knickknack Shack and Buddy's trusty nose, the crew ends up at an abandoned mansion on the edge of town.
Lyria: Eep... This place is scary. What if there are ghosts?
Vyrn: You okay, Lyria? If we can't find anything, we'll just leave. Right, (Captain)?
Lyria: Huh? It looks like Buddy found something.
???: Oooh... nooo!
Lyria: Ah! That voice...
Buddy: Woof! Woof! Grrr!
Lyria: Buddy! Wait! It's dangerous!
Vyrn: No way! Could it be the detective? Come on, (Captain)!
Buddy: Woof! Woof!
Vyrn: Hey! Detective! Are you in here?
Barawa: Vyrn! What are you doing here?
Barawa: No, wait... I'll tell you guys later! We need to hide somewhere safe!
Barawa: All right, looks like it should be safe here.
I see... So my trusty Bud brought you all here, huh?
Lyria: Hehe! Buddy! You're such a good boy!
Vyrn: So tell us! What happened to you! You're not an easy guy to find, you know!
Barawa: Right... Where do I begin?
Barawa: That syndicate I was after... Err... was after me... They caught me. That was this morning.
Vyrn: Hey, Detective. Are you all right? You're not hurt or anything?
Barawa: No. I'm fine. I was shoved into some shed and was about to be killed, but...
Vyrn: Whoa. What part of that is fine? You were in real danger.
Barawa: Haha. Almost getting my head chopped off doesn't count as dangerous. Not even close...
Barawa: I'm not sure why, but the monster they kept went crazy.
Barawa: So I took the chance when they weren't looking and managed to escape.
Lyria: Phew. I'm glad nothing bad happened.
Vyrn: Well, now that we've found you, let's get out of here!
Barawa: Not yet!
Vyrn: Huh? What now?
Barawa: Well, you see. While I was trapped in the shed, I heard a little girl's voice.
Barawa: I'm not sure if she was kidnapped as well or if she's somehow related to the crime syndicate, but...
Barawa: I can't just leave her alone. There's a monster loose that's wreaking havoc! We have to go help her, (Captain)!
Vyrn: Wha-Hey, wait! Don't just go rushing in by yourself! Let's get a move on it, (Captain)!
Finding Some Backbone: Scene 2
(Captain) and crew find and save the little girl. They notice the scent of Chat Noir's cologne on her and realize the phantom thief helped the girl escape. As they ponder the phantom thief's motives, a member of the syndicate that kidnapped Barawa appears.
Vyrn: Hellooo? Little girl! You in here?
Lyria: Umm... I don't see her around.
Vyrn: Hey, Detective. You sure you heard a little kid's voice?
Barawa: Huh! I could have sworn I heard her...
They continue to run around the mansion, defeating monsters along the way. Eventually...
Barawa: What's wrong, Buddy? Oh! Over there, huh?
Vyrn: Oh, what! There really is a little girl here!
Barawa: Hey! You okay?
Girl: Stop! Let me go!
Barawa: Calm down! We're not going to hurt you! We're here to rescue you!
Girl: Huh? Are you Mr. Barawa?
Barawa: Huh? Well, yeah. I'm Barawa, the world-renowned detective.
Barawa: I came here to save you. Now do you trust me?
Vyrn: Listen to him... Making himself sound all amazing. He was a sitting duck before we came...
Girl: There was this other guy... And he told me that some strange old man named Barawa would take me home.
Barawa: A strange, old guy! Who would say something so far from the truth?
Girl: And then... that guy let me out of the room. And he gave me back my treasure.
Girl: This... It's called the Sky's Tear. My daddy gave it to me. It's my precious!
Lyria: Wow! That's a really big gem!
Barawa: This is amazing! I may be a great detective, but even I can't guess how much that might be worth.
Barawa: Don't let anyone else see that. Let's put it away now.
Girl: Okay. I'll keep it hidden!
Barawa: That's a good girl.
Barawa: Hm? Do you have perfume on?
Lyria: Hehe, how cute!
Barawa: Wait! This is... the Phantom Thief's scent!
Vyrn: Say what! So this little girl is the Phantom Thief in disguise?
Barawa: No, even he can't disguise himself as a child. What this means is...
Vyrn: It was the thief who helped her escape?
Barawa: I can't say I'm 100% certain, but it's likely. What could he be plotting?
Thug: Look! There they are!
Barawa: Oh no! They found us!
Thug: You're not getting away! I still need a hostage! If you wanna keep your lives, you're gonna give her back!
Barawa: Hah! You're saying you'll let us go if we give her to you?
Thug: Heh. I'm sure you're tired of me chasin' you 'round like this, huh? Give me the kid and I'll leave you alone.
Barawa: Well, sure. That does sound pretty nice. I'd love not to worry about you coming after me all the time...
Barawa: But the answer is "No!"
Thug: Whatchu say? You remember what I did to you before! I can do it again!
Barawa: Hah! You think I'd actually abandon this little girl? That would ruin my name as the great detective! This time it's you who's going down!
Finding Some Backbone: Scene 3
After the crew defeats the thug, Sarya suddenly appears. She informs the crew she inadvertently caused the monster's rampage. The crew fears running into any more rabid monsters so decides to leave.
Thug: W-what... How'd I lose...
Barawa: Forgot to mention one thing. I actually used to be part of the military. Naturally, harsh training is part of the package.
Barawa: Things might not always go my way! And I'm usually outsmarted! But fights are where I shine!
Thug: Damn you...
Barawa: Hah! See that? That's the power of a detective!
Barawa: Sarya? What're you doing here?
Sarya: That's my line! What were you doing all this time? I've been looking for you!
Vyrn: Huh? It's Barawa's assistant! Were you caught by the bad guys too?
Sarya: No, actually... I'm here because I was sent to investigate this mansion. Rumor has it there are ghosts here.
Sarya: I was looking around, going through the house, when I accidentally opened a monster cage and...
Barawa: I get it now. This whole monster chaos was your doing.
Barawa: Well, thanks to that, I was able to escape during the panic. Guess I have to admit that for once you saved me.
Sarya: Oh, geez! Have you already forgotten all the other times I've saved you?
Barawa: Hahaha, I'm just kidding. Don't chew my head off.
Barawa: Oh, listen to that... Might not be the best idea to stick around for long... It could get a little dangerous. Let's get out of here and head back to town!
Sarya: Good call!
Sarya: So I guess there weren't ghosts in that mansion. Just a bunch of monsters and bad guys.
Vyrn: And our detective here happened to get caught by them. That's the gist of it!
Vyrn: Now that I think about it, couldn't you have told us beforehand that Sarya was also going to the mansion?
Sierokarte: I'm sorry... I got so carried away gathering all the information...
Vyrn: Well, I guess I can't blame you. You did put all the pieces together really fast.
Sierokarte: Hehe! That I did!
Sierokarte: Okay, everyone, listen up! I'm gonna have to ask you all to wrap it up!
Vyrn: Huh? Why the rush? It's not every day you kick us out.
Sierokarte: Well, you see... It would seem the syndicate is not exactly in the empire's good books either...
Sierokarte: Hehe! When I spoke to some imperial folks earlier, they said they'd just love to discuss my intel over dinner!
Vyrn: Wait, what! They're coming here?
Vyrn: Then we've gotta leave! (Captain), let's go before those imperial dudes come!
Sierokarte: See you! The imperial army should be taking care of the rest!
And so, the crime syndicate that had been after Detective Barawa is destroyed by the imperial army. With the threat gone, Barawa rests easy.
As for what his assistant, Sarya, and the Phantom Thief, Chat Noir, were doing at the mansion...
Well, that's a story for another day.
When Catherine returns to her old cafe Kitten for a spell, Detective Barowa shows up. Without a clue as to her true identity, he grumbles on spilling a few secrets along the way. Upon Barowa's departure shortly after, his voice along with fellow investigator Rick's can be heard outside. Sensing their approach, Catherine gladly prepares two glasses for them.
Catherine: Hee hee... Nothing quite as relaxing as getting to run your own store once in a spell.
Catherine has changed into uniform and is preparing to open Kitten, her cafe.
She's doing so after requesting some well-deserved time off from (Captain).
True to form, Catherine finishes getting ready, waits a bit, and then opens the door to customers.
She greets her first guest with a smile. Or tries to, anyway, grimacing after realizing who it is.
Barawa: Hm, nobody else seems to be here. You don't happen to be closed today, do you?
This is Detective Barawa, a familiar face aboard (Captain)'s ship.
Barawa: I don't suppose we've met somewhere before, Miss?
Cathy: Er, well... (He doesn't recognize me?)
Barawa: Bwahaha! No, I suppose not. I wouldn't have forgotten such a pretty face, after all.
Cathy: (Wow... He really doesn't recognize me. I suppose the outfit's a far cry from what I usually wear, but still...)
Forcing a smile, Cathy decides to accept the burden of treating this like a first encounter.
Cathy: Hee hee, you certainly know what to say, don't you? You're quite the looker yourself. But looking's all you get to do, I'm afraid.
Barawa: Hahaha! You have a way with words yourself, Miss!
Cathy: Hee hee... Here by yourself? Have a seat by the counter.
Barawa follows Cathy to the counter as instructed.
Barawa: Hm... One of your finest drinks, please. Something sweet, if you have it.
Cathy: Coming right up, but it won't come cheap!
Barawa: Haha! You can't have too much of a good thing. Especially at a fine establishment like this.
Cathy: Wow, you really know just what to say... Got it. I'll have it right up.
Cathy pours amber liquid into a glass, dropping a few spherical chunks of ice in afterwards.
Cathy: I just know you're going to enjoy this one.
Barawa: Would you look at that...
Barawa takes the glass in hand, savoring the sweet aroma a moment. He takes a sip.
Barawa: Oh, this is good! You're right, I've taken a liking to it. It smells wonderful, too.
Barawa: Heh, I heard this place is run by a woman willing to listen to her customers.
Barawa: Seems the rumors were right! This place is a little slice of heaven.
Cathy: So someone told you about me? Wouldn't happen to be Rick, would it?
Enjoying the drink, Barawa nods as he lets out a single, satisfied breath.
Cathy: I see. Which means you must be Barawa, the famous detective.
Cathy: (I mean... I know you, so...)
Barawa: Heh, precisely. I am the one... the only... Detective Barawa.
Barawa: Rick and I have something of an... antagonistic business relationship, but I run into him from time to time, yes.
Cathy: Ah, that's right. Rick works for the authorities after all.
Barawa: Can you believe it? We're both after the same thing, but something about me just rubs them the wrong way.
Cathy: That wouldn't have anything to do with you declining that offer to join the Bureau of Investigation, would it?
Barawa: Haha... Well, how about that. Rick, you never know when to keep your mouth shut, do you?
Barawa: I used to be part of a big organization way back when—the military, you might say. I quit that life and became a detective.
Cathy: So basically, you freed yourself from a big organization, and hate the idea of being dragged back in?
Barawa: No, actually. I just want to see how far this brain of mine can take me by its lonesome.
Cathy: Wow, that's... simply wonderful! Just the kind of noble goal you'd expect from a master detective!
Barawa: Hahaha! I just do what comes naturally to me!
Barawa: Heh heh, I think I get why he came here to bleat about his silly little problems.
Barawa: It really feels good to open up to you, Miss. Feels like I might end up spilling all sorts of secrets in here.
Cathy puts a hand to her lips, chuckling softly to herself as she places a glass of water on the counter.
Cathy: This one's on the house. I appreciate the compliments, but that's all you get.
Barawa takes a swig from the glass with a smile.
Cathy: So? I don't suppose you came here to... How did you put it? Bleat about your silly little problems?
Barawa: That's right. We're both after thieves. His is named Nightsmoke. Mine, Chat Noir.
Barawa: Blasted thieves... They always get away at the last possible moment.
Cathy: Oh, don't be so down! You can keep up with them, right?
Cathy: Rick and the rest of the rest of his crew don't seem to have any idea what's going on!
Barawa: Hahaha! It's because of my brains and brawn that I'm always on their trail.
Barawa: But it all feels a little meaningless when they get away. There one minute and gone the next. Poof! Gone, like smoke! A mastermind, proud and true!
Cathy: Hm, that sounds more like that Nightsmoke fellow, doesn't it?
Cathy: Chat Noir doesn't seem to have any pride in being a thief, by comparison.
Cathy says this with a thoroughly unsatisfied look on her face. Barawa tilts his head.
Barawa: No, I think you may be mistaken, Miss.
Barawa: Nightsmoke's identity is a true mystery, and possesses remarkable thieving skills, to be sure.
Barawa: But to claim Chat Noir has no pride? I disagree. In fact, I think he may be the very definition of pride.
Barawa: Ugh... He drives me mad just thinking about it!
Cathy: Hee hee... You've made your case, Detective! He's as proud as thieves come!
Barawa: Yeah. And it makes me sick.
Cathy: Hee hee, I have to thank you. This has been very educational.
Cathy: You believe in him, don't you? In Chat Noir. In the strange bond you share.
Barawa: Oh, please. I'm not friends with the guy.
Barawa: And if you want to talk about strange bonds, that's Rick and Nightsmoke, not me.
Cathy: Hee hee... You may be right. They're both connected to each other, whether they want to or not.
Barawa downs the rest of his drink, leaves cash on the counter and prepares to depart.
Barawa: It's about time for me to go. Thanks. Coming here really helped get my head out of the clouds.
Barawa: I try telling my assistant Sarya about this stuff, and she just yells at me.
Barawa: I swear I heard her tell me to get my act together 25 times today. No wonder I needed a drink!
Cathy: Haha, feel free to drop by any time. I'll listen to anything you need to get off your chest.
Barawa: Thanks. I'll be back.
Cathy: See you next time. And good luck catching Chat Noir!
Barawa: Hahaha! Just leave it to me! There's no mystery I can't solve, and no thief I can't catch!
Barawa: Heh, why, I bet I could even catch Nightsmoke if I tried! He may have thrown Rick for a loop, but not me!
With a hearty laugh, Barawa exits the cafe.
Catherine waves to him on the way out, exhaling a sigh of relief once the door shuts.
Cathy: Sigh. The phantom thief Nightsmoke. That's me...
Cathy: And based on how he talked about it, he doesn't even realize I'm on the same ship as him.
Cathy: A bumbling detective, eh? Fun to talk to, at least.
Cathy begins to clean up the counter with a smile.
She stops when she sees the next guest enter her cafe, however.
Officer Rick: Just my luck. And right when I think about how nice it is to finally pay a visit to Kitten for a change.
Barawa: Hahaha! An unexpected reunion like this is the very definition of lucky, my friend!
Officer Rick: Ngh... I just wanted to have a drink with Cathy. Alone!
Barawa: Now, now! Enough of the bitterness, old friend! When was the last time we saw each other?
Cathy: Hee hee, I have a feeling today's going to be a busy day.
Grinning ear to ear, Cathy prepares two glasses for her customers.
Suffice it to say, the bumbling detective and hard luck gumshoe provided plenty of stimulating conversation that evening.