Into the Wild
Due to a slight misunderstanding, Daetta is scolded for her incorrect way of speaking by an old woman, causing her to revert to her wild nature. As her grandmother had formerly encouraged her in the past over her unique style of speech, Daetta is especially hurt by the criticism from this old woman, who resembles her grandmother. When she realizies the how pained the old woman is over her mistake, Daetta comes back to herself.
Stopping by at a certain town, the crew buy a rare weapon from an antiques dealer.
As the crew observe the rare item excitedly, a girl suddenly appears.
???: That my iron ball! Give back!
???: How dare you remake to mace like that!
Lyria: Huh? This?
Searching for her stolen iron ball, the onesie-wearing Daetta sees the crew as potential culprits.
After clearing the misunderstanding, the girl appears sad, and so the crew find her missing iron ball for her.
Daetta: You saved me… thank you…
Katalina: What's wrong? You don't seem that happy…
Daetta: Well… I… I like be unique, you see…
Daetta: Even though I got rare item… you guys have one from same workshop… if I wear now, then…
Lyria: B-But! That's OK, I mean… we'll be like matching friends now, so that's great!
Katalina: That's right. We've overcome many hardships together. Surely we can consider ourselves friends, now!
Daetta: …You got good point! If we together, then we all be matching!
Daetta: All right, I decided! I join you guys! That way we can fight as matching team!
And thus, Daetta joins (Captain)'s crew as a friend on their journey.
However, one day…
Daetta: GRAGHH! RAAGGHHH! RARRRR!
Vyrn: Hey, look here! Take it easy, Daetta!
Lyria: U-um, please calm down a little!
Vyrn: Whoa! Watch it!
Lyria: Ohh… why is she acting this way?
Daetta has suddenly started bearing her fangs. The reason for this abrupt change in attitude? Well…
A few days before this, after gathering materials in the forest, the crew is heading to the armor shop of their client.
Vyrn: Heh heh, I can see it now. The store of the old woman who gave our request!
Daetta: Hey, hey! I can go report?
Lyria: Yeah, of course! But how come?
Daetta: Hee hee. Then I going ahead, 'K?
Old Woman: Oh my, medicinal plants again? Your boyfriend's a delicate thing, isn't he?
Village Girl: Hee hee… You just don't understand, granny. That's what's so cute about him, geddit?
Old Woman: Hmm? Now what's this "geddit" business? The other children were saying the same thing…
Village Girl: You don't know, granny? It's the latest slang. Everyone in the city says it!
Old Woman: (Sigh). You should cut that out, it's unseemly. Besides, words used wrong are the tools of evil, as they say.
Village Girl: Ha ha, you're so old-fashioned! You should pick some slang up too, granny. And then you can pick up a boyfriend!
Old Woman: Look here! Don't make fun of your elders!
Village Girl: Aw, come on! No need to get mad, jeez…
Old Woman: Honestly… well, so sorry for being single. Humph. The youngsters of today…
Daetta: Heya, back now! We got loadsa materials for ya!
Old Woman: COME NOW! What have I told you about using words properly, child?
Old Woman: Huh? Oh, a skyfarer? Dear me, I just assumed you were one of the village children again…
Daetta: S-s-s-sorry… I… I…
Old Woman: Hmm? Oh, that wasn't directed at you just now, dear. I'm sorry, did I startle you?
Daetta: Ugh… (sob)… uhhh…
Vyrn: Yikes? H-hey, Daetta?
Lyria: W-wait! No, don't go back into the… forest…
Old Woman: Oh dear, I am sorry. I must have really frightened her… or perhaps I said something hurtful in some way…
Vyrn: Erm, well… Daetta's just, kinda… self-conscious about her way of speaking, I guess.
Lyria: Hmm… but she's been fine about it lately. I wonder what could have happened?
Old Woman: Oh dear me! What have I done?
Vyrn: Gah… she's gone completely wild again… oh man…
Lyria: This is awful… and after we finally found her again, too…
Lyria: Oh, I know! Daetta, are you feeling hungry?
Lyria: Here, some bread and fruit for you! I'll j-just leave it down here, OK?
Daetta: (Munch munch munch…)
Vyrn: (Sigh). Looks like you took the basket with you into the forest. Have you calmed down now?
Daetta: Get away, human… this is holy ground of beasts…
Lyria: Oh, she spoke! I'm not quite sure what she means, but still…
Vyrn: Jeez. Come one, Daetta, let's go back to the village! If we don't, it'll be really bad for—
Daetta: Don't wanna! Hate humans!
Daetta: If gotta worry about language, being a beast is better!
Lyria: U-um… please listen! That old lady made a mistake, you see!
Vyrn: Yeah, that's right! You understand, right Daetta?
Daetta: Yeah. But… different with grannies.
Daetta: My granny encouraged me alla time 'bout speaking. Said made me special.
Daetta: So even if it's mistake… even if it's different granny… getting scolded… makes me sad…
Lyria: Ohh… so that's what it was…
Vyrn: Mmm… but if you don't go back, Daetta, that old woman's gonna be in trouble.
Daetta: Huh? What do you mean?
Old Woman: (Huff…) (Huff…) I'm sorry, Daetta!
Lyria: Huh? Why are you here? You have to get your sleep!
Daetta: Gr-granny? You look pale… what's wrong?
Vyrn: Oh, that's right… since that time, she's been in bad shape, worrying over what she did, hardly eating and all…
Daetta: What? All 'cuz of me?
Old Woman: No, no… It's my fault… I said something awful to you…
Daetta: …Granny! Ride my back!
Old Woman: Eh? B-but…
Daetta: No worry! Grab on tight, 'K?
Vyrn: What the! What crazy speed!
Lyria: Wow! She'll be at the village in no time!
Old Woman: Thank you… I'm so sorry for this…
Daetta: No, all my bad! Gotta hang on, 'K?
Old Woman: It's all right, this is quite comfortable. Did you make these clothes yourself?
Daetta: Oh… this… thought would be more like beasts, so I…
Old Woman: These are wonderful. They suit you so perfectly, and they're so cute!
Daetta: He… hee hee… We gonna dash on ahead now. Ready?
And thus, Daetta returned to the village with the old woman, the two having reconciled over the mistake.
After this, not only did she continue to wreak havoc among monster packs with her iron ball, but she also became a reliable ally.
Lovin' the Wild
The party are proceeding up a mountain path on a request, when they encounter a single injured monster. Looking at the wound, Daetta instantly determines the monster sustained the injury from a fellow monster bite. Just then, a pack of monsters close by raises a cry, and an enraged Daetta rushes toward it.
Having undertaken a request to transport goods, the party is heading toward a village on the side of a mountain.
Daetta: You guys are all so slooow! Sun's gonna set soon!
Vyrn: Wheeze… pant… H-hold up… you're too fast, Daetta!
Lyria: Ha ha ha… you're full of energy!
Daetta: Hm? OK, let's take break. I go get water!
Vyrn: Whew! I can finally catch my breath. Come sit down, Lyria.
Lyria: Whoa! V-Vyrn, behind you!
Injured monster: …………
Vyrn: Gah! A monster?
Daetta: Get back! I take out monster!
Daetta: H-huh? This monster… hurt.
Injured monster: …Rrraaawwwlll.
Vyrn: Wait, what? Did that weird cry come from this guy just now?
Injured monster: …Rrraaawwwlll.
Lyria: Er… hmm… it actually sounds… kinda cute…
Vyrn: Huh? Uh-oh, there's a large pack of monsters over there!
Injured monster: …………
Lyria: Huh? It's afraid of those other monsters? B-but why?
Daetta: …This little one… I…
Vyrn: Huh? What's with that serious face?
Daetta: This wound from bite. Bite wound from other monsters.
Daetta: …Because it have different voice.
Lyria: Oh! Th-the monsters are coming this way!
Daetta: I won't forgive it… I gonna get you all!
Vyrn: Huh? H-hey! Don't just charge in by yourself like that!
Lovin' the Wild: Scene 2
Naming the monster "Wulfric," Daetta takes it along with them on their journey, but Wulfric doesn't seem best pleased with the idea, not warming up to the party at all. Even so, Daetta refuses to give up on it, likening the creature's situation to her own past, when she was shunned due to her poor communication skills. Just then, some skyfarers visiting the village notice Wulfric, and attempt to deal with it.
The crew has reached the village safely and delivered the goods it was requested to transport. However…
Daetta: This guy gonna travel along with us. Right, Wulfric?
Vyrn: Hey, it's, uh, glarin' at me pretty bad. You sure it's not angry at being forced to come with us?
Lyria: Hmm… I do think it's a little dangerous… The people in the village were kinda scared, too…
Daetta: No problem! Watch. Wulfric, shake!
Vyrn: Yikes! I-it bit Daettra?
Daetta: Wh-what you mean? This his way to show affection! Right, Wulfric?
Lyria: Eek! I-it's biting her on the head!
Vyrn: Gaaahh… I can't see this ending well…
Daetta: Wulfric! I brought you food from inn!
Daetta: What's wrong? If you not eat, your wounds not heal!
Daetta: Nnghh… come on, open mouth!
Daetta: Huh? Ahh, gotcha. No strength for eating, huh?
Daetta: Then I take care of you first. I brought bandages, 'K?
Daetta: No time be picky, Wulfric. Your life is on line!
Daetta: OK, good boy.
Daetta: I'm same as you. Was bullied by all children around, hated speaking.
Daetta: But now fine. I have friends who understand… speaking fun now.
Daetta: I hope Wulfric can be same!
Skyfarer 1: Phew… we finally made it to the village… that took ages…
Skyfarer 2: Yeah, let's find a place to rest, first. Man, I'm hungry as a… as a wolf!
Skyfarer 1: Oh, hello, Miss. Could you tell us the whereabouts of the nearest—
Skyfarer 1: GOOD GRIEF! Whatever are you doing with that monster?
Daetta: Huh? Oh, n-not monster! This little one only—
Skyfarer 2: You beast! I'll deal with you this instant!
Skyfarer 2: UGH! Curse it… Even though it's injured… Guess this is what they mean by "beware the wounded beast"!
Daetta: Yaahh! No, s-stop, Wulfric!
Vyrn: What in the sky's goin' on here? Why are Wulfric and the skyfarer…
Lyria: Th-this is awful! At least one of them's going to get badly hurt at this rate…
Daetta: All my fault! We gotta stop both!
Lovin' the Wild: Scene 3
Although the party manages to resolve the fight, the skyfarers show contempt for Daetta's attempts to tame Wulfric. Faced with the reality of the situation, Daetta is forced to make a difficult decision, finally choosing to release Wulfric into the mountains. At the very end, however, Wulfric opens its heart to her a little, before departing into a forest.
The party resolves the situation, as the skyfarers make clear their opinion on the futility of Daetta's attempt to tame a monster.
Distressed by this, Daetta makes the agonizing decision to depart from the village and part with Wulfric in the mountains.
Daetta: Wulfric… sorry I drag you along with us…
Daetta: Listen, your voice special, unique. So you not worry about teasing, 'K?
Daetta: You meet good friends someday. Was same for me! So, Wulfric too… you…
Lyria: Ohh… Daetta…
Daetta: …Here, lunch. You eat this, and we say goodbye.
Vyrn: Oh… Guess monsters can't just chow down like us while they're aware of their surroundings. We better leave the food here and go…
Just then, Wulfric gently nuzzles Daetta's face, and begins to eat the food from her hand.
Daetta: Rraa, rrawww?
Daetta: Rrrarr! Ra-rarrrwwwrr!
Vyrn: Erm… are these two… actually talking right now?
Lyria: Hmm… well, they're certainly communicating something. That's the feeling I get.
Daetta: Take care! Come see again!
Daetta continues waving until Wulfric passes over a ridge and disappears from view.
From that time on, it is said that incidents of monsters attacking humans decreased in that mountain vicinity.
And the story of the miraculous bond between a voyaging maiden and monster was long the subject of conversation between villagers.