Disorder and Peace
In a street corner in town, (Captain)'s party met an acrobat named Carmelina. She had all the men of the town entranced by her incredible performance. (Captain) and companions were also completely captivated by the act. Speaking with Lyria and Vyrn after the performance ended, Carmelina discovered that they may have the makings of street performers. Having developed a strong interest in the two, she asked to join (Captain)'s party.
(Captain)'s party came across a town during their travels. Tired from their long journey, the party looked for somewhere to stay.
Men's voices: Yeaaaaaaaaaah! Carmeliiiina!
Vyrn: Whaa?! What was that?! There's no way a human can do that!
Katalina: I think we need to find out exactly what's going on here. Let's go, (Captain)!
The party ran in the direction of the voices. And soon saw the crowd of people.
Men: Yeaaaaaaaah! Carmeliiiina!
The gathered crowd of ruffians was shouting, overcome with emotion. A woman's face could be seen in the middle of the crowd.
Katalina: Those men... what are they planning on doing?!
Rosetta: So flighty, she's a bit of a dreamer, wouldn't you say?
Vyrn: For some reason they just won't leave her alone! Hey! You! Get away from her!
???: Everyone! Thanks for coming today! Peace out!
???: You want to see me perform...?
???: You don't get tired of watching it every day...?
Ruffian 1: Hehe... that's a silly question!
Ruffian 2: Ahh! I don't know why, but ever since we met you Carmelina, we've finally come together!
Carmelina: Wow, I'm so happy! Thanks everyone! Yeaaah!
Men: Yeaaaaaaaaaaah! Carmeliiiina!
Vyrn: Huh? What's this?
Lyria: Amazing... everyone is in perfect unison...
Katalina: It feels like the world I never knew is opening up in front of me.
Carmelina: Hehe! Sorry for the wait, everyone! So, let's get on with the normal performance!
Carmelina: Watch closely everyone! Watch my Moon Halo! The outside is constantly moving, but the center is still! It's iiincredibly dangerous!
Carmelina: So, now I'm going to... throw it upwaaards! Go!
She threw the Moon Halo up as high as she could, before jumping up after it.
As the Moon Halo came down, somersaulting like a flipped coin, she smoothly dived through its center without a scratch.
Katalina: No way! H-how?!
Vyrn: Wow... that girl's got skill...
Catching the Moon Halo in midair, Carmelina make a perfect landing before smoothly rising into a finishing pose.
Carmelina: A great success! Yeah!
Lyria: Wowww! Incredible!
Men: Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah! Carmeliiiina!
Following this, she carried on with a series of unbelievable performances, drawing even greater applause with each one.
(Captain) and companions were completely captivated, unable to take their eyes off her for even a moment.
Carmelina: Thanks again, everyone! Yeah!
Men: Yeaaaaaaaaaah! Carmeliiiina!
Vyrn: Wow... that was incredible! I swear my jaw just fell right open!
Katalina: Agility, flexibility and acute vision... she's got it all, far beyond that of a normal person. Hehe... I'm just a little bit jealous!
Lyria: Ah, Carmelina is coming over!
Stopping to exchange words with members of the audience and receive tips as she passed, Carmelina slowly approached where (Captain) and companions were standing.
Imperial Soldiers: ...... ......
Katalina: !!! Imperial soldiers!
Vyrn: Wha!? What are they doing here?! We should get outta here...
Katalina: Wait a minute, they don't seem to have noticed us yet. With so many people, it should be pretty hard to pick us out.
Katalina: But be prepared, just in case. Lyria, hide.
Making sure that Lyria was well hidden in the center of their group, (Captain)'s party quietly discussed how to deal with the Imperial soldiers.
Imperial Soldier 1: Pardon me. So, Miss Carmelina, you're the famous acrobat.
Imperial Soldier 1: Everyone's been talking about you. When I heard you were performing here I just had to come and see you.
Carmelina: Really? Waa... so happy!
Carmelina: But I'm sorry... I need to finish up for today.
Imperial Soldier 1: Is that so? What a shame, just when I was finally able to get some leave as well... never mind.
Imperial Soldier 1: Hey, you, we're going. Excuse us, Miss Carmelina.
And so just as the Imperial soldiers turned to leave, Carmelina grabbed the hand of a soldier, causing them to stop in their tracks.
Carmelina: But! B-But! But! W-will... will you come again?
Holding the soldier's hand between both of hers, Carmelina looked at him with teary eyes and begged. Staring straight ahead, the Imperial soldier...
Imperial Soldier 1: Aaah!
Carmelina: You too!
Imperial Soldier 2: Huh?! But of course!
Carmelina: You too?
Imperial Soldier 3: Nngh...! Of course!
Ruffian 1: Ah! It's Carmelina's special move!
Ruffian 2: Ah. No man can stand up to that.
Imperial Soldier 1: L-let's move! Let's get back to our mission!
Vyrn: Hahaha! Those Imperial soldiers are totally in love with her! That girl is amazing!
Katalina: Y-yes, she really is... you might say shrewd, or clever...
Rosetta: Wrong. She's just a natural. She's not even trying. She's scary.
Carmelina: Ah! It's your first time here, isn't it? How was it? My performance, I mean.
Katalina: It was incredible. I couldn't tear my eyes away... Oh yeah, (Captain), we should leave a tip...
Choose: I'd give her everything I own!
- I'd give her everything I own!
- Including the shirt off my back!
Katalina: Right? It was amazing!
Carmelina: Ehehe... your thanks is more than enough!
Choose: Even your last penny wouldn't be enough!
- Even your last penny wouldn't be enough!
- Just joking!
Katalina: This is bad... this is for real! I'm gonna stop you (Captain)! Going to need to drag you away...!
Rosetta: I guess it can't be helped. We need to make sure we've got enough money for somewhere to stay tonight.
Lyria: Jeez! What's everyone doing?!Choose: Just joking!
Katalina: Jeez... don't surprise me like that!
Rosetta: Hehe... I felt like that too. It was wonderful acting.
Lyria: Yeah! I was really impressed!Choose: Including the shirt off my back!
Katalina: W-wait up a minute, it's not like we don't have the money for it...
Vyrn: Yeah, don't be so stingy!
Carmelina: Ehehe, it's fine. But if you want to...
As she spoke, Carmelina took (Captain)'s hand and brought it close to her face.
Staring straight at her like, (Captain) became completely unable to move.
Vyrn: H-hey... you're totally spacing out, you ok? (Captain)?
Rosetta: Even (Captain) is completely entranced by her... she really is a scary kid.
Carmelina: Hey, if you come to watch another time, it would make me super happy!
(Captain) immediately agreed, nodding with a stupefied grin. And then...
Lyria: Yeah! No way we'd miss it! I thought it was amazing!Continue 1
Carmelina: Whoa!!! Where... ?! Where did you come from?!
Vyrn: Jeez... suddenly appearing like that would surprise anyone, even this girl, ya know...
Lyria: Ehehe... sorry.
Carmelina: You surprised me... say, what was that you did just now? What was it?!
Lyria: Ehehe... what did we do...?
Vyrn: A lot happened just before. It was a difficult time...
Carmelina: Hey... if you look really closely, you look like... a talking... lizard?! Strange animal! A strange animal!
Vyrn: What?!? Hey, lizard or not, I'm not an animal!
Carmelina: A talking lizard and a ghost! I've never seen an acting combo like that before! Hey, I don't suppose you've come to scout me, have you?
Katalina: Uh, no... we're just a skyfarer order... we're not recruiting performers or anything like that...
Carmelina: What a waste... what a waste!! Not showing off this talent to people is such a waste!
Vyrn: You might say that, but we don't really want to get ourselves noticed.
Carmelina: Ah... you're shy... it's still a waste!
Carmelina: I know! Hey, would you guys travel around with me for a while?
Carmelina: We could travel around to different towns and do performances! It'll be really fun!
Vyrn: Uh, well... ya see, we really can't stand up and perform in front of people...
Carmelina: It'll be alright! I'll perform in town, and you guys could just watch along with everyone else in the audience!
Carmelina: If you can just see the looks on the audience's faces, I think you'll come to understand what I mean!
Carmelina: Do you like surprising people? I love it!
Carmelina: When people see my performances... first they're a bit apprehensive, then they really get into it! And then they start smiling and just enjoy the performance!
Carmelina: If we were to perform together... I'm sure we'd make the big time! How about it? How about it?
Vyrn: Hmm... well, ya see, we've got somewhere we need to be.
Vyrn: Even so... why is a girl like that performing on her own?
Vyrn: Talking about the big time... was that sarcasm...
Carmelina: No... actually, before I was part of a clown troupe that performed for the court...
Carmelina: We came here on a trip, and then they just left me behind! No one came back to look for me! Hehe!
Rosetta: I see... you've got a really outgoing personality and outstanding acting... Do you think that might have made someone jealous?
Carmelina: And so I ended up performing on a street corner, I really like it, but...
Carmelina: Sometimes I really miss the amazing cooking at the castle!
Lyria: A-amazing cooking...?
Carmelina: You want to go to a dinner at the castle? Ehehe... well, isn't that what every girl dreams of?
Lyria: Because... I'm a girl? Um... yes! Exactly! Yes, that's exactly what I want!
Lyria: I-I want... I want to try doing the things normal girls do!
Katalina: Y-yes, Lyria! I get what you're feeling! I'm ok with her joining us...
Katalina: But, normal girls don't really go to castles and do street performances... they do lots of... I think you might have it slightly wrong...
Carmelina: This is one of the shortcuts to the castle! If you don't want to go, you can just say so!
Lyria: Yeah! Let's eat at the castle! That's what normal girls want to do! Let's go!
And so Carmelina, the acrobat that loved to surprise people, joined the order
As she left the island, the shouts of the men who had come to see her off could be heard ringing out behind them.
Breaking the Revolt
(Captain) and company stop by a village in the mountains to get some rest. Carmelina notices the gloomy expressions on the villagers' faces and has an idea. She decides to do a performance and bring some fun into the villagers' lives. As she happily made preparations, the party is alerted of monsters entering the village.
The party make their way through some mountains, and stop by a village to get some rest. However...
Vyrn: What a gloomy place... The air feels heavy here...
Katalina: The residents here seem so down. What's going on...?
Carmelina: This place is so bleak! Looks like there's nothing here for entertainment.
Katalina: U-Uh... Maybe you shouldn't say that so loudly...
Carmelina: But look at this place... I bet they never do anything fun here like throw festivals.
Carmelina: You gotta have fun once in a while!
Lyria: Hehe, you look so excited Carmelina!
Carmelina: Haha, can you tell? It's times like this that an entertainer can truly shine!
Carmelina: I'll surprise all these tired-looking people my performance!
Vyrn: Oh? Looks like you're all pumped up! I guess we'll get ready to watch the show too!
Carmelina: Hehe... Why don't you and Lyria help me?
Lyria: What?! T-That's okay...
Vyrn: M-Maybe another time...
Carmelina: Come on, come on! Just think of it like practice as usual, Lyria!
Carmelina: There! You're a ghost!
Lyria: I... I'm a ghost...
Carmelina: Ahahaha! How cuuute!
Vyrn: Whahaha! That should get the first laugh!
Carmelina: Nope. Getting the first laugh is your job as the MC, Vyrn.
Vyrn: Wha?! No way! I never agreed to this!
Carmelina: Hehe, stuff like this happens all the time in this business!
Carmelina: This is a perfect time for your debut as a performer! I'm sure they'll love it!
Vyrn: Urrgg... My stomach is starting to hurt...
Lyria: Ohh... Me too...
Ruffian: M-Monsters! Run!!
Vyrn: Wha? Trouble already?!
Carmelina: Hm... No time to be doing a show, huh? I won't let them interrupt the show!
Breaking the Revolt: Scene 2
The monsters that entered the town were released by the village workers on purpose. The workers meant to start an uprising to protest the harsh working environments of the village. Carmelina watches as the managers and workers argue, then begins to distract them with graceful acrobatics.
Carmelina: *Purrup*! I'll slice up monsters with my moonring blades!
Ruffian: Y-Yeah... Thanks. I almost got eaten there...
Carmelina: You got lucky, mister!
Vyrn: Hey, what happened here? That monster looked really angry.
Ruffian: It's him! He provoked the monsters and... led them to the village!
Villager: Ugh...! I thought I could get him back...!
Ruffian: Why you... You're gonna pay for this!
Villager: You're the ones that started it! We've been working with barely any food or sleep!
Ruffian: Huh?! We have quotas to meet! Who do you think gave you your jobs?
Ruffian: They should have shut up and worked like they were told...
Carmelina: Come on, mister! Don't look so mad!
Ruffian: Huh?! Stay out of our business, outsider!
Vyrn: Hey now... She just saved you, you shouldn't...
Ruffian: Shut up! This has nothing to do with you! If you're not gonna stay out of it...
Carmelina: Like I thought... This is all because there's no entertainment in this village. Don't you think so too, mister?
Ruffian: Huh?! I said, keep your mouth...
Carmelina: You're all so grumpy because there's nothing fun to do here!
Carmelina: I'll show you something fun to get excited about!
Carmelina: Watch my show and be amazed! It's full of surprises and fun and smiles!
Ruffian: Listen to me!
Ruffian: You keep blabbing on and on... If you can't keep your mouth shut, I'll shut it for you!
Carmelina: Whoa! Oh-ho! Don't be so hasty! The show won't start until everyone gets here!
Breaking the Revolt: Scene 3
Carmelina dances around the villagers with fluid and graceful motions. Then suddenly, several knights appear. The knights are under the command of the lord that rules over the region, and they blame the manager for allowing the disturbance to occur. The manager becomes defiant, and the villagers grow increasingly combative. As tensions rise, Carmelina once again gets their attention with her acrobatics before a battle could break loose.
Ruffian: Huff... Huff... Darn... I can't catch her...
Carmelina: Hehe! That was just a preview of my moves!
Ruffian: This is bad... They're going to come down here soon if this mess isn't settled soon...
Knight: Who's this "they" you speak of?
Carmelina: Oh! A new spectator?
Ruffian: Ack! Y-You must be the lord's...
Knight: That's right. I was sent by the lord to settle this disturbance going on here.
Ruffian: Oh... Heheh, disturbance? I wouldn't exactly call it that...
Knight: I heard the villagers released a monster here. What happened after?
Knight: I see it hasn't been settled yet. It was a mistake to leave the management of the workers to the likes of you.
Ruffian: Don't give me that! You scumbags have been taking a cut from our pay!
Ruffian: You've been yammering on and on but don't act like you've done nothing wrong!
Knight: Hm... You dare defy us? Then...
Carmelina: Hold on just a minute! Attention everyone!
Ruffian: Huh?! You again?
Knight: What's this?! Stay out of it, outsider...!
Carmelina: Hehe! There's no need to fight!
Knight: Fight? Nonsense! This is well-deserved punishment for a negligent manager!
Ruffian: Me?! You're the one that...
Carmelina: Stop! Stooop!
Carmelina: Hey guys, do you know who's the real bad person here?
Villager: It's obvious! The managers!
Ruffian: Huh?! It's the employers and the workers!
Knight: You've got a lot of nerve...
Carmelina: Nope. The answer is... The village itself!
Carmelina: There's no entertainment here! It's no wonder you're all so stressed out!
Carmelina: But it's no fun for anyone if you get in a fight and hurt yourselves. So why don't we take a little break?
In that moment, everyone there was moved by Carmelina's bright smile.
Carmelina then laughs softly and begins her acrobatics show by tossing her moonrings into the air.
Breaking the Revolt: Scene 4
As they watch, the audience forgets all about their quarrel and break out in applause. With the tension successfully diffused, she promises to return for another show if everyone promises to get along. And so, Carmelina's fan base grows, and there is peace within the village.
The spectators can't believe their eyes as Carmelina leaps between the villagers with graceful movements.
They are even more surprised when they realized that as Katalina jumped around the audience, she took all of their weapons without anyone noticing.
Carmelina: Now! We're just getting started! It's your turn, Vyrn!
Carmelina: Come on Vyrn! Introduce yourself!
Vyrn: Wha? My turn already?!
Vyrn: Umm... I... I... I'm, not a lizard!
Villager: N-No way! A talking lizard?!
Vyrn: So ANYWAY! I said I'm not a lizard!
Carmelina: Coming up next... Oh? Where's Lyria?
Lyria: Yeees? You caaalled?
Ruffian: Aiieeeee! G-G-Ghooost!
Lyria: Ehehe... I spooked them good!
Carmelina: And now! It's time for my performance! Don't blink, or you might miss it!
Carmelina strikes a pose, then awes the spectators with intense and graceful movements.
By the time she completes her performance, the people are too busy giving applause to remember the fighting that occurred just a little while ago.
Enthusiastic men: Yeeeeeah! Carmelinaaa!
Carmelina: Hehe! That's the end of today's show!
Carmelina: How was it, everyone?!
Enthusiastic men: Yeeeeeah! Carmelinaaa!
Carmelina: Can I come back and perform again?
Enthusiastic men: Yeeeeeah!Carmelinaaa!
Carmelina: But, but but... It's no fun if you fight each other and get hurt, right?
Enthusiastic men: ...
Carmelina: So... Everyone play nice until I come back again.
Carmelina: You too!
Ruffian: A-All right! Of course!
Carmelina: And you?
Knight: Y-Yes! We will! I'll protect this village... And its villagers!
Carmelina: Hehe! Thanks everyone! Peace!
Enthusiastic men: Peace!
And so, Carmelina and company gets some good rest with the village's hospitable welcome.
Although they were thrown into the show without rehearsal, Vyrn and Lyria are happy to see their performance is well received.