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Official Profile

Npc f 3040093000 01.jpg Chat Noir
Age Unknown
Height Unknown
Race Human
Hobbies Pranks
Likes Surprises
Dislikes Being outplayed
Character Release
その理由は決して語られることがないのだが、それを想像しうる情報はイベント「名探偵バロワ ~呪われた財宝を追え~」で少しだけ明らかになるかもしれない……
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* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.

Npc f 3040093000 01.jpg Chat Noir
Age 不明
Height 不明
Race ヒューマン
Hobbies イタズラ
Likes サプライズ
Dislikes 先手を打たれること
Character Release
その理由は決して語られることがないのだが、それを想像しうる情報はイベント「名探偵バロワ ~呪われた財宝を追え~」で少しだけ明らかになるかもしれない……
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Journal Entry

Phantom Thief Chat Noir
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RaceOfficially called "Type" in-game. Label Race Human.png
GenderGender is a character attribute used for game mechanics. A character's lore, appearance, and other factors do not affect this attribute. Male
Voice Actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Detective Barawa and the Jewel Resort Incident

ID 3990224000
Char ID
NameJP 怪盗シャノワール
Voice ActorJP 松岡禎丞
Release Date

The thief that took the world by storm. He has caused mayhem all across the skydom, but none can decipher the motive behind his crimes. Many have tried, but thus far all is known is that he always leaves a note of where he will strike next, and that he never resorts the taking of life. Many imposters of the Chat Noir name have risen up, but it's never long before Chat Noir himself puts an end to their foolery.



Special Cutscenes

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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After a day of not seeing Chat Noir, (Captain) returns to their cabin to find a card.
Fear not, I have a way to remain in your heart. Please look out the window. Phantom Thief Chat Noir
Looking out the window, (Captain) sees deep red flower petals falling like rain.
Stunned, (Captain) drops the card. As they go down to pick it up, they can see more words appearing on it.
Heh heh. Amazing, wouldn't you say? I prepared a million falling rose petals just for you.
Just as (Captain) finishes reading the message, the silence of the room is broken as a knock like a gentle heartbeat comes at the door.


(Captain) opens a mysterious letter on the desk. Out falls a card.

Tonight I request the attendance of both your mind and your time.
Now step outside the door.
Phantom Thief Chat Noir

A single rose petal blows into the room, dancing on the wind.
(Captain) opens the door. The roar of an airship's engine floods the room.

Happy birthday, (Captain)!

Chat Noir puts his airship's engine in automatic and descends from it to the Grandcypher below on a rope ladder.

Hehe. I suppose you weren't expecting a greeting like this, in a sky skimmer of all things.
You're the main character tonight. Wherever you want to go, I'm going to take you there.
Don't fret. When you want to come back, I'll deliver you back to the Grandcypher safe and sound.
So, (Captain), let's make our great escape!


Late at night (Captain) steps out on the deck of the ship, and the skies suddenly light up.
Countless fireworks flower out into the sky and spell out a message celebrating (Captain)'s birthday.

Hahaha, did you like the surprise that I prepared for you?
Happy birthday. I'm giving you this gigantic jewel in the spirit of celebration.

(Captain) accepts the glass case containing the jewel and extends two fingers toward it in an attempt to pick it up.
In an instant Chat Noir swoops up the gem with a spoon and drops it into (Captain)'s mouth.

That jewel's a jewel indeed, but it's edible. How's the taste of my gelatin treat?
I have to say, adventure suits you better than jewels. What do you say we run off for the night?


(Captain) stands alone on the deck of the Grandcypher, mulling over the day's mission and its failures. A furrow forms between the captain's brows.

My... Why the long face?
Ah. So even you stumble at times.
But today is your birthday. You are the star, the guest of honor. A frown does not befit such an occasion.

Chat Noir throws a single rose into the sky. The breeze eddies into a whirlwind of roses, which moves to cover (Captain)'s field of vision.
When the roses clear, (Captain) steps forth, resplendent in a ballgown. A soft light washes over the deck of the ship.

Preparations are complete. Now, come, my stunning prince/princess—take my arm.
Let us waltz beneath this canopy of stars. Abandon all fear and worry, and entrust yourself wholly to me.
I promise you, I will stay by your side until I have chased every shadow from your face. Now, shall we dance?

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Happy New Year.
Hm? Am I taking a break from burgling today, you ask?
Why yes, I'm closing up shop for the holiday. Spending time with you every once in a while isn't so bad.


Haaappy Neeew Yeeear!
Now then, how about a treat? I nicked one off the kitchen tables earlier just for you, (Captain).
I jest, I jest. You were in such a hurry earlier that you didn't grab your own, so I've brought it to you.
I may be a thief, but I'd never rob someone's happiness... That's just not my style.
Once you've eaten up, come meet me out on the deck for your first battle of the new year!
That's right... How about a kite flying contest?
Heh-heh... Do you think you can beat a thief who roams the skies freely at reading the wind?


Look at the good-luck fortune I've just stolen, (Captain).
How did I discern between the good-luck fortune and all the others? That's a secret I'm not going to reveal.
Hm? You saw me changing outfits countless times until I attained the good-luck fortune?
Well played... You noticed that I always used the same wallet to pay for them... You have a pair of eyes on you.
But luck does not come to those who wait! You must take it with your own hands.
And because I have, you might even call me the luckiest man alive. Do you think you can take me on!
We shall duel with dice! For they are the ups and downs of life incarnate!


Happy New Year. I see that you are already training, (Captain), which is perhaps to be expected from one such as yourself.
I? I am taking a brief reprieve from my usual employment.
However, looking at you, I am convinced I should laze about no longer.
Say. Would you care to join me for a heated round of battledore?
The winner shall be allowed to draw freely upon the face of the vanquished. Of course, one need hardly conjecture as to who shall emerge victorious.
Hehehe. I was certain this was a challenge you could not refuse.
En garde, then! Now, have you the skill to see through the shifting techniques of the Great Phantom Thief?

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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Heh heh heh. With this disguise, nobody can tell who I am.
Ah, but it's troublesome when even (Captain) is unable to recognize me.
Hey, what's the matter, (Captain)? Why couldn't you see through this disguise? I've misjudged you!
What? You thought that if you ignored me, I'd reveal myself eventually?
Heh. Excellent. To entice me into revealing my true colors of my own volition is nothing short of brilliant.
Your senses are terrifying indeed, (Captain).
Hm? Chocolates for me? W-well, I shall graciously accept them this time.
However, don't assume I'll go easy on you the next time we meet. I bid you adieu, (Captain)!


Heh-heh... This year's disguise is flawless.
I mistakenly let you see through my plan last year, but not this time! I'll have you fooled for sure, (Captain)!
Hmm? Th-this petal!
It looks like it came from the storage room... I should probably check it out just in case.
All right, here I am. Now show yourself, you imposter!
Oh? Is that you, (Captain)?
Heh... I see now. Once again you've seen right through my plan.
I'm speechless... You went above and beyond this time, even finding the same rare rose for its unique petals. I should've expected as much insight from a skyfarer of your caliber.
Heh-heh... Chocolates for me? Once again, I'll graciously accept them.
You may have fooled me again, but next time will be different! I bid you adieu, (Captain)!


Hm... This is one disguise that (Captain) cannot ignore.
But where is (Captain)...
Chat Noir senses a change in the air and realizes there is a horde of woman heading his way.
Wait... Do they actually think I'm the real Chocolate Sprite?
Humph... I must take my leave.
It's so hard to move in this thing... But I should be safe in here.
Hm? Is that you, (Captain)? Did you foresee that I would run for safety in this place?
Well done. You have both great decision-making and deductive skills. It's a shame you're not a detective.
Are these chocolates for me? You have really outdone yourself this year, (Captain).
But the next time, it will be you who comes to me! Farewell!


Hah. What better place to hide a tree than in a forest? Now that I've concealed myself among automatons made in my likeness... Will (Captain) be able to find me?
Oh? Who is that tapping on my shoulder? Why, it's (Captain)!
Well, well, it seems I've underestimated you. I did not expect you to discover me so soon.
Ah, but I am glad. For it seems that this is the year you seek me out--and not the other way around.
What's that in your hand? A gift for me? Out of the deepest respect for your perspicacity, I accept.
Mm. There's a note attached. "The constables are heading this way?"
Heh-heh-heh. Thank you for the forewarning. But you cannot possibly believe you'll get off scot-free, now that you've aided my escape.
It seems that you and I now share a single destiny. Now, come--we shall run away together!

White Day Cutscenes
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Heh heh heh. Today's the day I get to return the favor for Valentine's Day.
I'll slip through their iron defenses and sneak into (Captain)'s room undetected.
Then I'll give (Captain) these chocolates.
Perfect. All that's left is to see the look of surprise upon (Captain)'s face.
What's this? (Captain)'s asleep?
Tch. There's no way around it; I'll just wait until (Captain) wakes up.


Phew... I've successfully infiltrated (Captain)'s quarters.
Hm? Who's there? Rummaging through someone else's things, I see!
Wait, that voice... Is it you, (Captain)?
Pfft... Ahahaha! What a treat—you've disguised yourself as well!
Once again, it looks like you were one step ahead of me—and once again, it looks like I've misjudged your talents.
Very well. I've been bested again... Please take these sweets as a sign of my respect.
There's a secret code hidden inside, by the way... I wonder if you'll be able to decode the message?


(Captain) awakens one day to find a strange lock on the door with a letter on the floor.
Letter: The key is T2, C3, P1, P1 and S9. Sincerely, Phantom Thief Chat Noir
(Captain) paces the room trying to solve the puzzle and then smiles opening the closet to find a familiar face.
Chat Noir: Well, well... You've already found me. Why have you not unlocked the door? Didn't you find my puzzle entertaining?

  • Choose: I came here to tell you I solved it already!
    Oh how fast you are... Thant's right...
    The answer is happy. Did you not feel the warmth flow through your bosom as you realized the answer?
    Humph! I see your hand is waiting patiently for something. I shall not disappoint.
  • Choose: Gimme a clue!
    Hahaha! I never thought I'd live to hear you say those famous words!
    All right. Let's examine T2. If you look at the T written on the card I gave you, what is the second letter in relation to it?
    Have fun with my puzzle. For discovering my whereabouts, I present you with this.

Happy White Day. Let your day be a wonderful one...


Today is White Day. In years past, Chat Noir left little puzzles in (Captain)'s room, but now there is no sign of mischief.
Feeling just a bit dejected, (Captain) walks out into the hall.
???: !
A strange automaton rushes at the open door. (Captain) leaps aside. Hands reach out from behind and land on the captain's shoulders.
Chat Noir: I've caught you. Seems this victory goes to me.
Hm? That thing in your hand... I should have been carrying that in my pouch.
Ahahaha! Now, this is a surprise! Who would have expected that you would reach behind as you leapt, and steal from me that box!
To the victor belong the spoils. Please, do me the honor of accepting that as a gift.
However, next time, I will devise the most ingenuous plan, and I will claim victory. Until then... Farewell!

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Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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Happy Halloween.
Heh heh, which would you choose, trick or treat? Of course you'd choose trick, wouldn't you?
Today's the day when pranks are welcome.
It's the perfect time for prank lovers such as myself.
Me? Maliciousness is prohibited? Don't worry, that's not a problem.
The types of pranks I play are ones that everyone can enjoy.
Take a look at this. I made a self-moving Jack-o'-lantern.
I was planning to test it out on the crew members by myself, but I'd like you to join me, (Captain).


When (Captain) steps out into the hallway, a small black shape streaks past.
Wonderful. I suppose you wouldn't fall for mere child's play, (Captain).
This? It's a toy bat that automatically flies. Don't you think it's rather realistic?
Free tonight? Care to test it out on the other crew members, (Captain)?
Don't worry. It's made from soft monster leather. Even if it collides with someone, there's no risk of injury.
Hehe. Mischief certainly makes Halloween all the merrier!


As you know, I am a lover of tricks.
But if one plays tricks throughout the year, the element of surprise soon vanishes. So today I'm going to try something different.
Happy Halloween! Now allow me to give you a treat.
After (Captain) accepts the package containing the treat, it's consumed by a tiny explosion that clears to reveal a single rose.
Hahaha! A simple jest. If I weren't to play tricks now, then when else would I?
It is true, though, that I have a treat for you. Catch me if you want to make it your own.
Do you think you can catch the Phantom Thief, who throws off innumerable pursuers and vanishes windlike into the night?


Oh? You want me to observe your little tricks?
How audacious, to ask such a favor of the peerless, the Great Phantom Thief Chat Noir.
Hah. Very well. But in return, you must subject yourself to some tricks of mine!
And if I find that yours are superior, then I shall confer upon you the title "King of Tricks!"
Now, come. But know that I shan't let down my guard! These tricks will be of your creation, after all.

Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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Happy holidays.
Snow is beautiful because it's something that disappears without a trace.
However, it seems this winter will be unusually warm. (Captain) is slightly disappointed knowing that it is less likely to have a snowy day during the season.
Heh heh, could it be that you like snow as well, (Captain)?
(Captain) nods. With that, Chat Noir leads (Captain) outside.
Together, they go out to the deck, where they behold a scene of beautiful white snow.
What do you think? Surprised? I secretly prepared some extra snow, just in case.
Let's see who can build the bigger snowman, (Captain)!


A snowstorm has struck the Grandcypher overnight. (Captain) heads out the following morning to clear the snow.
However, instead of a blanket of snow, the entire deck is covered in a thick layer of ice.
Happiest of holidays, (Captain). A bit chilly, isn't it?
What do you think? A world of ice, illuminated by the morning sunrise. Simply captivating, if I do say so myself.
How did I do it? Hehe... Let's just call it a holiday miracle.
Oh, you can't skate? Don't even sweat it. I'm sure you'll be gracefully gliding in no time.
Don't be afraid. Here, take my arm if you wish. Now muster your courage and take the first step!


(Captain) attempts to clear the heavier-than-usual snow on the deck, but a loud bang is heard.
Well, look at that. You dodged all the snowballs I blasted your way. How charming, (Captain).
Hehehe. You don't seem to understand what's happening.
Those snowballs were from a machine that I prepared for just this moment.
Behold! Ice Assault!
(Captain), put all your presents on the line in this battle of the snow!
Hehehe... I'm cheating by using a machine? Then how about you call all your little friends to help you?
No one will get hurt. The snow used is quite soft and won't harm a soul.
Once you've prepared, let me know. Tonight will be the last stand for all the gifts!


(Captain) is in town, having heard about the appearance of calling cards with a cryptic message. "Tonight, I shall whisk away the familiar and the ordinary."
Suddenly, a silver sound reverberates through the air. The falling snowflakes begin to shimmer and gleam with all the colors of the rainbow.

Hehehe. How do you like this holiday miracle of mine?
Why would I go through the trouble? Well, I would think the answer was obvious.
I wished to show you a marvel—a spectacle even greater than the miracles of Santa Claus himself!
Chat Noir waves his wand once, and the trees begin to glow. The mysterious light illuminates the winding paths and streets.
Now, shall we set out, my dear? A most extraordinary evening awaits you!

Fate Episodes

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Chat Noir Steals the Show!

A security detail is assigned to Vyrn, but then a second, identical (Captain) appears. Vyrn fools the fake (Captain) with a trick question, after which the fake reveals himself to be Chat Noir.

The Grandcypher is currently moored in a harbor, for even airships need to rest their wings.
Swans slumber away by the lake shore, indifferent to the white fog that surrounds them.
Meanwhile, the crew is lost in dreams of their own as they lie in their warm, down-filled beds.
It's a peaceful morning scene that could put a smile on anyone's face.
Morning eventually passes. The crew, trying to suppress their yawns, awake to the afternoon sun.
Vyrn: Morning, Lyria. We slept in pretty late today.
Lyria: Good—yawn—morning, Vyrn. I still feel sleepy for some reason.
Lyria: Ah, good morning, (Captain)!
(Captain), Vyrn, and Lyria exchange pleasantries on the deck, when they spot a scrap of paper on the ground.
Lyria: What's this? There's something written on it.
I will be paying Vyrn a visit in the evening.
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Vyrn: Huh? Is that all it says?
Lyria: Oh! This must be a letter about Chat Noir's next target!
Vyrn: Now wait a minute, just wait a minute here! Why am I the one he's after?
Lyria: I don't know! But if we don't do something, you're going to get kidnapped!
Just then, a shadow appears behind the group.
Vyrn: Yipes!
Katalina: And just who exactly is going to kidnap Vyrn?
Vyrn: Katalina! You scared me!
Lyria: Eep! Where did you come from, Katalina?
Katalina: Vyrn? Kidnapping? Don't make me laugh!
Katalina: None shall lay a single finger upon Vyrn for as long as I, Katalina Aryze, draw breath!
Vyrn: Hahaha! With you around, I've never felt safer, Katalina!
Vyrn: Well... We don't have much of a choice, do we? I guess we'll have to see what Chat Noir wants.
Lyria: Yeah! It should be fine if everyone shows they mean business!
Katalina quickly takes charge as Vyrn's bodyguard.
Night falls and the crew waits on the deck of the Grandcypher, where a trap net has been set.
Katalina: It's late. When is he going to show up?
Lyria: Yawn. He needs to hurry up. It's already bedtime.
Vyrn: Sigh. Why does he have to make this such a hassle?
Katalina: Heh, perhaps he's scared of my perfect bodyguard detail.
Katalina: The day is almost over. Our victory is close at hand!
Just then, the door of the cabin slowly begins to open.
And who should appear from the cabin but (Captain).
Katalina: Huh? (Captain)?
Lyria: Oh my gosh! What's going on?
Vyrn: No matter how you look at it, this has got to be Chat Noir's handiwork!
Two (Captain)s stand on the deck of the Grandcypher.
Both of them face each other and accuse the opposite person of being a fake.
Katalina: Confound it! Which one is the real (Captain)?
Vyrn: They're like mirror images! There's gotta be some way we can tell them apart.
Lyria: What do we do? Um, let's see... The real (Captain) is...
Vyrn: Is it the (Captain) who's been here with us the whole time, or is it the (Captain) who just came out of the cabin?
Katalina: Hold on, you two! You're trying too hard to make judgments using your instincts.
Katalina: Vyrn. Ask (Captain) a question that only you and the real (Captain) would know the answer to!
Vyrn: That's one way to do it!
Lyria: It's a test of the memories you two share, Vyrn!
Vyrn: Okay, here goes! Ready?
Vyrn: What's my favorite way to eat apples?
Vyrn: (I'm countin' on you, (Captain). The real you should know the answer.)
  1. Apple juice!
  2. Apple pie!
  3. Apple jam!
  4. Candied apples!

Choose: Apple juice!
Vyrn: Well, you did make it for me that time I got sick.
Vyrn: I was really touched by your kindness.
The (Captain) who had been with them since the beginning answers Vyrn matter-of-factly.

Choose: Apple pie!
Vyrn: That's true. You did learn how to make apple pie from that super-skilled granny.
Vyrn: You've been baking pies for special occasions ever since!
The (Captain) who had been with them since the beginning answers Vyrn matter-of-factly.

Choose: Apple jam!
Vyrn: I don't remember when exactly, but we got too many apples once, so you made them into jam.
Vyrn: And it was so good on freshly-baked bread!
The (Captain) who had been with them since the beginning answers Vyrn matter-of-factly.

Choose: Candied apples!
Vyrn: That takes me back. We bought it from a stall at a festival.
Vyrn: I accidentally dropped mine in the mud, so you gave me yours instead.
The (Captain) who had been with them since the beginning answers Vyrn matter-of-factly.
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On the other hand, the (Captain) who came from the room has not yet answered and continues to stand in silence.
Vyrn: Ahahaha! I've figured it out!
Katalina: Really?
Lyria: So who's the real one, Vyrn?
Vyrn: Ahem. The real one... is you!
Vyrn points to the (Captain) who had come from the cabin.
Katalina: Huh? That's the real (Captain)?
Lyria: What makes you so sure?
The (Captain) who had come from the cabin finally speaks.
The answer to Vyrn's question is silence.
Vyrn: Yep! (Captain) passed the test without saying a thing!
Vyrn: You wanna know what I like the best? Raw apples!
The other (Captain), the one who been there the whole time, shows no surprise at Vyrn's answer.
Vyrn: The jig is up, Phantom Thief! Show yourself!
As soon as Vyrn finishes, the other (Captain) leaps into the air before alighting nimbly on the edge of the airship.
Chat Noir: Heh heh heh. Well done. I must commend you on seeing through my ruse!
Chat Noir: You were able to see through my disguise... Hm, perhaps I've underestimated you.
The crew gathers around the real (Captain), and they all turn their attention to Chat Noir.
Lyria: Thank goodness. Are you all right, (Captain)?
(Captain) reassures Lyria with a nod.
Katalina: There's still something I don't understand. We were with (Captain) the entire time!
Vyrn: That's right! When did they switch places?
Chat Noir: Very well. Allow me to explain.
Chat Noir begins to reveal the whole story.
Chat Noir: To answer your question, I had switched places with (Captain) from the very beginning.
Vyrn: How's that possible!
Chat Noir: What a wonderful reaction. I filled the ship with sleeping gas earlier this morning.
Vyrn: Aha! That's why we all overslept today!
Chat Noir: Once I had you all in a deep slumber, I donned my disguise and infiltrated the ship.
Chat Noir: Then I tied up the real captain and locked them up in the bilge.
Chat Noir: Finally, with the switch complete, I placed the letter for you to find with everyone none the wiser.
Katalina: But if your goal was to kidnap Vyrn, why didn't you do it when we were all asleep?
Chat Noir: Heh heh heh. My goal was never to kidnap Vyrn.
Chat Noir: My real goal was to confirm the capabilities of your crew, (Captain), with my own eyes.
Chat Noir: Based on what I've seen from this little exercise, I would say that your capabilities are the real thing.
Vyrn: Uh, I think you might have just pulled a fast one on us, to be honest.
Lyria: Yeah. We were completely fooled.
Katalina: Indeed. We'll have to beef up security around here after this.
Chat Noir: No, wait. Your defenses are adequate. If you're careful, that is.
Chat Noir: But above all else, I'm most impressed by the way your captain managed to get out of my trap and escape from the bilge.
One has to wonder why Chat Noir's being so nice to the crew.
Chat Noir: Heh heh heh. I'm honored that you acknowledge me as your rival.
Chat Noir: I predict many more mysteries coming your way. Heh heh heh heh.
Chat Noir: Bwahaha! Bwaahahaha!
Chat Noir leaps off the side of the airship, his wild laughter growing fainter as he descends.
Vyrn: Hey! Wait, Phantom Thief!
Like a fleeting scent on the wind, the Phantom Thief disappears.
Then, they see him flying away in a small airship.
Chat Noir: Ladies and gentlemen, I bid you adieu! We shall meet again!
(Captain) and company can only stare as the ship disappears into the horizon.
Lyria: That was something. He's more interesting than I thought!
Vyrn: I bet he rehearsed that exit.
Katalina: But he said more mysteries are to come. It's not over yet, is it?
Vyrn: Sigh. I bet that guy's just an attention seeker.
Vyrn: Geez, and now he's got his eyes on you too, (Captain).
(Captain) lets out a deep sigh.
And that's how (Captain) came to be followed by Chat Noir.

The Art of Thievery

The crew tackles two simultaneous requests to recover stolen jewels for the countries of Akoku and Ukoka. Chat Noir offers his services and takes them to a location that might provide clues to help them complete their tasks.

Some time later, (Captain) and company receive two requests of a peculiar nature.
The first request comes from the country of Akoku. Their national jewel has been stolen by their neighboring country, Ukoka, and they want it returned.
The second request comes from the country of Ukoka. Their national jewel has been stolen by their neighboring country, Akoku, and they want it returned.
These incidents threaten to trigger a conflict between the two countries, who already have a history of animosity.
Lyria: Hrm. Doesn't it seem strange to get two requests that are almost exactly the same?
Vyrn: Obviously. There's gotta be a reason for this.
Chat Noir: Heh heh. That's quite a conundrum, I dare say.
Lyria: Yeek! Chat Noir?
Vyrn: Whoa! Where did you come from?
Chat Noir: Wherever enigmas appear, I shan't be far behind.
Lyria: That's amazing! How do you do that?
Chat Noir: Ahem. I can't tell you that, Lyria.
Chat Noir: Now then, I believe I have a clue for you. Would you be so kind as to follow me?
(Captain) nods in approval.
Chat Noir: Thank you. Let's be on our way.

The Art of Thievery: Scene 2

They arrive at a hideout used in underworld affairs. Two suspicious men appear with the stolen jewels, and the crew moves to take them back.

Chat Noir leads the party to an empty room that seems to be purposely hidden from the public.
Vyrn: What is this place?
Chat Noir: This is a hideout used by people in the underground world.
Lyria: This is kind of exciting! I wonder what we're going to find here.
Chat Noir: Well, we'll have to wait and see. Hm? Sounds like we're not alone.
The party hides in the shadows and watch as two suspicious men walk into the room.
Suspicious Man 1: Hehehe! I can't believe how great this is going!
Suspicious Man 2: Yeah, I never thought we'd get our hands on these treasures!
Each man pulls a jewel from a pocket hidden in their clothing.
Vyrn: Don't tell me those jewels are—
Chat Noir: Yes, those are the stolen jewels we're after.
Lyria: But how did you know they would be here?
Chat Noir: Oh, I have my ways.
Chat Noir: Now then. What say we get those jewels back, shall we?

The Art of Thievery: Scene 3

Chat Noir believes the mastermind behind the theft is his former master, who taught him how to be a phantom thief. For the time being, the crew sets out to return the stolen jewels.

Suspicious Man 1: Grr... Who are you people?
Suspicious Man 2: And what are you doing here?
The crew gets the jump on the men and apprehends them before they have a chance to act.
Vyrn: You jerks! Are you the jewel thieves?
Chat Noir: No, these are just lackeys. The real mastermind is somewhere else.
Chat Noir: Now then, I've got a question for you. Who are you working for?
Suspicious Man 1: Look, we were only told to deliver the goods!
Chat Noir: Calm yourselves. We don't intend to harm you. That is, of course, if you tell me what I want to know.
Chat Noir: And I only want to know one thing: the name of the one pulling the strings.
Suspicious Man 2: I don't know anything about the boss! Please, ya gotta believe me!
Chat Noir: Humph. I knew it'd be pointless to ask. Our opponent isn't one to be caught so easily.
Chat Noir: (Captain), let's depart for now.
The crew returns to the airship upon Chat Noir's request.
Vyrn: So do you have any idea who this mastermind is?
Chat Noir: Judging from what I've seen, it's probably the one who taught me how to be a phantom thief.
Lyria: You had a teacher, Chat Noir?
Chat Noir: We no longer have ties.
A rare serious expression crosses his face.
Chat Noir: In any case, we must return these jewels at once.
Chat Noir: Heh heh. It's so easy to slip through security and pilfer these days. Let's go, (Captain).

The Art of Thievery: Scene 4

When the crew arrives to return the jewels, they're already too late; the two nations have already fired shots. Chat Noir succeeds in defusing the conflict, but when he's lauded, he states that he helped simply because the theft didn't match his style.

(Captain) and company race against time to return the stolen jewels.
But the first shots of battle have already been fired along the border of the two nations.
Vyrn: Shoot! We're too late!
Lyria: But they should stop if we give them the jewels. Isn't that right, Chat Noir?
Vyrn: Oh great, he just got into his airship and flew off somewhere!
Vyrn: Looks like we're gonna have to do this on our own!
The crew makes a beeline for the front line, where the two rulers are engaged in a staring match.
Vyrn: Hey, hey! Wait a minute, you guys! We've got your precious jewels right here!
Lyria: Please listen to us, everyone! You don't have to fight anymore!
Bearing the national treasures, the crew attempts to persuade the two kings to stop.
King of Akoku: You're too late. We've already declared war!
King of Ukoka: Verily. And we won't withdraw either!
The crew's pleas fall on deaf ears, and the two armies continue mobilizing for a full-scale war.
Just then, a torrent of flower petals bearing a sweet aroma rains down atop the confused soldiers.
Vyrn: What's going on?
Lyria: Wow... It's so pretty.
Everyone, from soldiers to kings, looks up to the skies to see where the petals are coming from.
Chat Noir: Ladies and gentlemen!
Chat Noir: Who should appear on the battlefield of this idiotic war but Phantom Thief Chat Noir!
Vyrn: Huh? He pops up out of nowhere right in the middle of a war?
Lyria: It's just like Chat Noir to make a grand entrance!
Chat Noir: Heh heh. Sorry to have kept you waiting, (Captain).
King of Akoku: What! Who do you think you are? I will not stand for this interference!
King of Ukoka: All units, capture these fools!
Lyria: Oh no! This is terrible!
Vyrn: Oh for crying out loud! Calm down and listen to us!
The soldiers turn their attention to the crew, ready to attack.
Chat Noir: Could you do me a favor and put those dangerous toys away?
Chat Noir twirls his cane, and the weapons the soldiers are holding instantly turn into flowers.
Akoku Soldier: Yipes! What just happened?
Ukoka Soldier: Urgh! He uses magic?
King of Akoku: Did you use that bizarre power of yours to steal our jewel?
Chat Noir: Incorrect. I present to you the accomplices of the true culprit.
The two suspicious men who were captured earlier are brought before the two rulers.
King of Ukoka: What! Tell me... what's your game?
Chat Noir: If you're asking me what I want...
Chat Noir: This jewel heist doesn't match my artistry, wouldn't you agree?
King of Akoku: Your artistry? What are you talking about?
Chat Noir: A certain phantom thief has fabricated this war so that you two would destroy each other.
Chat Noir: That person is the only one who would be pleased by the onset of war.
Chat Noir: Well? Are you going to continue fighting knowing what you know now?
The two kings are clearly disturbed by Chat Noir's revelation.
Chat Noir: Whichever country falls, the thief plans to oust that country's king and usurp the throne.
Chat Noir shows off his prowess, first disguising himself as one king and then the other.
King of Akoku: This is outrageous!
King of Ukoka: To think that such a thing were possible...
Chat Noir: Heh heh heh. Do you understand now?
Chat Noir: I have faith in your Royal Highnesses to come to an equitable consensus and put an end to this madness.
King of Akoku: Sigh, I understand. Let's do as he says.
King of Akoku: I trust you have no objections, King of Ukoka?
King of Ukoka: I have none, King of Akoku. All units, stand down!
King of Akoku: Soldiers, withdraw now!
Chat Noir successfully persuades both kings to withdraw their forces.
Thanks to his actions, an otherwise certain war is averted.
After returning safely to the airship, Chat Noir is showered with praise by the crew.
Vyrn: You know, I have a totally different impression of you now after what happened!
Lyria: That's right! You're a very kind person!
Chat Noir: Heh heh heh. Thanks Vyrn. Lyria.
Lyria: But why did you suddenly decide to help us?
Chat Noir: You mean, back at the battlefield?
Chat Noir: That heist clashed with my style.
Chat Noir: I had to put a stop to it for my own sake. It's as simple as that.
Lyria: So you were doing it for yourself...
Vyrn: Well, as long as he's helping us do good deeds, isn't that good enough?
Lyria: Hmm... Yeah, I guess you're right!
Lyria: We're counting on you, Chat Noir!
Chat Noir: Hah hah hah! We shall meet again! I bid you adieu!
With that, Chat Noir disappears right before their eyes.
Chat Noir: (It's just as I thought. I need to be more powerful.)
Chat Noir leaves with renewed zeal, preparing for the day when he confronts his former master.

Side-scrolling Quotes

JapaneseThis is an official transcription. EnglishThis is an official translation.
暴力は柄じゃないが…時には仕方あるまい Violence isn't my style, but sometimes it's unavoidable.
レディース・アンド・ジェントルメン! Ladies and gentlemen!
フフフ…お楽しみはこれからだ Heh heh heh. Here comes the fun part.
全ては…私の筋書き通りだ It's all going according to plan.
(主人公)には名探偵の素質がある (Captain) has the makings of a great detective.
次はどんなお宝を盗み出そうか… What kind of treasure should I take next...
とっておきの謎を用意しよう Allow me to present my finest puzzle.
このトリックが見破れるかな? You've seen through my trick, it seems.
予告状には、香水をつけるのがポリシーさ Adding perfume to my letters is my trademark.
(主人公)は私にとって特別だ (Captain) is very special to me.

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