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After visiting a new town, our heroes got mixed up with some hooligans while out shopping. A resolute woman wearing steel mask was leading the hoodlums. She put a stop to their behavior. Ejaeli could only moan, but Lyria understood what she was trying to say, and interpreted Ejaeli's intent to the party. This is the first time that Ejaeli had found a counterpart who could understand what she was saying. She came to our heroes and joined them on their journey.
After arriving at a new town, (Captain), Vyrn, and Lyria all went out shopping.
Lyria: Wow! Look at that, (Captain)! There’s a shop even in a place like this!
Vyrn: Hey! Lyria! It’s dangerous to be in such high spirits!
Lyria: You're fine! Look at people when they talk to you.
Vyrn: Aren't you communicating now?!
Lyria: I-I’m sorryyy! Are you okay?
Ruffian 1: Yeah! That’s right...
Ruffian 1: Wha?! Ouch, my shoulder hurts! I must’ve broken a bone when I struck it!
Lyria: Whaa?! I-I’m sorry!
Vyrn: Hey, you! Hold up, dude! You looked like you couldn’t do anything after you hit it!
Ruffian 1: This is a serious injury... It hurts! It hurts! I can’t do anything.
Ruffian 2: Oi! You okay?! What run luck...
Ruffian 1: Hahaha... Now you have to pay for medical expenses and consolation money...
Vyrn: What?! What are you talking about? You’re not injured! And Lyria already apologized!
Ruffian 2: Well, that ain't enough... Ah...
???: ... ...
Scoundrel 1: Hahaha... If you can’t pay money, then give us your valuables...
Ruffian 2: Oi! Idiot! Look at that!
Ruffian 1: Huh? Say what?!
???: ... ...
Scoundrel 3: Hey! What are you doing?!
Ruffian 1: Umm... well...
???: ... ...
Scoundrel 3: Hahaha... I see, I see... I get it, you must be a big sister.
Ruffian 3: Right? It’s not even fun to tease a girl like that.
Ruffian 1: Understood...
Vyrn: Ahuhwha? What kind of weirdo girl is that?
Lyria: H-hey! Thanks for saving me!
Scoundrel 3: Hey girlie! Be careful how you approach your big sister... You might get hurt!
Lyria: Wha?! Um... What does that mean?
Ruffian 3: Hahaha... If you don’t know, I guess I’ll have to tell you. Of the heroic deeds of the sister of Ejaeli!
It is said that the masked woman Ejaeli was originally a powerful sorceress.
She might have abuse that power to incinerate 100 cities, or maybe not...
However, one day a cursed mask was placed on the face of Ejaeli by her compatriots who feared her power.
Ejaeli found herself purged from her own friends, and drifted to this town.
Ruffian 3: And? Now she has taken on the role of a peacemaker in this town who leads a group like our own!
Vyrn: What?!? A weirdo like her?
Lyria: What? No, that’s not right...
Ruffian 3: Go on! Get out of here before you get involved in something weird.
Lyria: Wh- whoa! Er... hey!
Vyrn: Lyria! Let’s go before trouble starts. All right? (Captain).
That evening. The party was discussing what they would do the following day.
Vyrn: There were some real weirdos here, so let’s get out of this town as fast as we can.
Lyria: Actually, I do not think that person was such a bad person.
Vyrn: Hm? How so? They say she destroyed a number of towns...
Lyria: Well, that’s what people say, but have heard differently...
Vyrn: Wha?! You... During the daytime?!
Ejaeli: Mrm... Mmrrm! Mm... Mmmm!
Ejaeli: Mmmrmm... Mrrmm.
Ejaeli: Mmm! Mm... Mmmm! Hmhmhm!
Vyrn: What are you trying to say?
Lyria: I see... So those are your circumstances...
Vyrn: What?!? You can understand what she is saying, Lyria?
Lyria: Yes! Somehow, (Captain) can too, right?
Choose: Of course
- Of course
- Sorry, but...
Vyrn: So I’m the only one who can’t understand her?Choose: Sorry, but...
Vyrn: Whew... It’s a relief that there are others who cannot understand her, either.Continue 1
Thus Ejaeli began to discuss her life after coming onto the airship uninvited.
Ejaeli: Mmm mmmm... (I was originally a singer in my hometown. )
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mm... (Though at some point, I became jealous of a colleague. )
Ejaeli: Mmrm... Mmm! (Then one day, this cursed mask was placed upon me!)
Ejaeli: Mmmm... (I went on a journey to have this mask removed, but because I’ve been born with a bad look to my eyes... )
Ejaeli: Mmmm... (Soon I found myself made into the leader of some ruffians... )
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mmmm... (I have been made out to have committed strange acts of great courage... But since I can’t talk, I can’t deny them... )
Lyria: That sounds rough.
Vyrn: What are you talking about?
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mmm... (This is the first time I’ve been able to communicate ever since this mask was placed on me... )
Ejaeli: Mmrm... Mmm?! (Yeah! So maybe I could join your fellowship on its journey?!)
Lyria: Sure! We can’t leave somebody in your circumstances behind!
Lyria: Hey, (Captain). Don't you think so too, (Captain)?
Vyrn: Hold up, dude! Why don’t you explain to me what’s going on here? I don’t really get it.
Thus once again Lyria explained everything that she had heard from Ejaeli.
Vyrn: I got it now! That's rough...
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mrmmm... Sob. (Wow, even the lizard understands me now... )
Ejaeli: Mmmrmm... Mrrmm! (I can’t actually say it, but I look forward to our journey together!)
Choose: Welcome aboard
- Welcome aboard
- You don’t need to talk to be our friend
Ejaeli: Mm! Mmmrmm! (Yes! I’ll do everything I can to avoid becoming dead weight!)
Thus Ejaeli was welcomed into the fellowship by (Captain) and company.Choose: You don’t need to talk to be our friend
Ejaeli: Mrmm! Mm... Mrmm? (Wha?! Maybe it's because they all actually care about others?)
Ejaeli: Mmm! Mm... Mrmm... (It’s no good! (Captain)! We just now met... )
Vyrn: Hey... What you mumbling about to yourself?
Thus Ejaeli was welcomed into the fellowship by (Captain) and company.Continue 2
However, it would take some time before Vyrn would be able to comprehend everything that Ejaeli was saying.
The Truth of the Curse
(Captain)'s party arrives at a quiet town to complete their mission. Ejaeli is stunned when she realizes that they are at her home town. The party decides to investigate her curse while they work on their mission, and head towards their client's house. There, they find monsters targeting an old woman and fight to protect her.
(Captain)'s party receives a request to protect someone that's being targeted by monsters.
The party heads to the quiet town where their client is said to live.
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mmrrm! (This place... I was right...!)
Vyrn: What's wrong? You look really surprised.
Ejaeli: Mmmrmm! Mmr... (This is my home! Wow...! It brings back memories... )
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mrmm... (Everything looks so different... but I guess it can't be helped... )
Vyrn: Hey! Let's investigate about the curse of your mask while we're here on the mission.
Lyria: Yeah! Maybe we can find some clues, Ejaeli!
Ejaeli: Mm... Mmmm! (Everyone... T-Thank you!)
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mrmmm... Sob. (Aww, I'm touched... I didn't think people could be so kind... )
Vyrn: Well now... First, we gotta take care of our mission!
Ejaeli: Mrmm! Mmmrmm! (Okay! I'll do my best!)
And so, the party arrives at the client's house.
Old woman's daughter: Thank you for taking our request...
Old woman's daughter: You see... The one that's being targeted is monsters is actually my grandmother...
Old woman: I'm glad you're here... You must be skyfarers, am I right? Thank you for coming out...
Old woman: Ack?! Y-You're...?! Why...?
Vyrn: Hm? What's the matter, lady?
Old woman: Uugh... G-Get out! I-I won't lose to the likes of you...!
Old woman's daughter: G-Grandma?! Why would you say such a thing...?
Old woman: Eek?! Y-You're one of them, too?! Just get out!
Lyria: What do we do...? She won't listen to us...
Vyrn: We have no choice! Let's go outside for now!
Old woman's daughter: I'm sorry... She's been so stressed by the monsters coming after her, she must be confused...
Lyria: I see... She must really be nerve-wracking...
Vyrn: All right then! Let's beat those monsters up and give your grandma some relief!
Lyria: Huh? Did you say something...?
Vyrn: Whoa... These must be the monsters after the old lady! Let's take 'em down!
The Truth of the Curse: Scene 2
(Captain)'s party defeats the monsters, but the old woman refuses to see them. Since they could not figure out why the monsters are attacking the old woman, the party decides to find out what they can do about Ejaeli's curse first. Then, they discover that the old woman is the one that put a curse on Ejaeli. The old woman apologizes and says she brought it upon herself, but Ejaeli fights the monsters to protect her.
Although (Captain)'s party defeated the monsters, the old woman continues to avoid them.
Lyria: Hmm... According to the townsfolk, there are other monsters that are after the old woman...
Lyria: What should we do...? We don't know why monsters are going after the old lady...
Vyrn: Hmm... Then let's try to find info on Ejaeli's curse first! I've got an idea!
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mm... (Thank you... but... )
Vyrn: Don't worry about it! We'll take out the monsters when they come!
The party starts asking around about the cursed singer.
Townsfolk 1: Yeah, I've heard of her. That's a famous folk tale here!
Townsfolk 2: Hehehe... You've got some guts to ask around about that legend.
Townsfolk 2: They say that if you even hear the legend, a woman in a steel mask will appear at your bedside that night...!
Ejaeli: Mmrm... Mmm. (Um, I'm sorry, but I think she's talking about me... )
Vyrn: But... why does everyone think it's just some legend or a scary story?
Vyrn: Gulp... Do the people in this town think Ejaeli died?
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mmm. (Well... you see... That's right. )
Vyrn: Hm? What do you...
Townsfolk 3: Hey! Are you the ones that are asking around about the cursed singer?
Lyria: Yeah! Why do you ask...?
Townsfolk 3: Well... I can take you to someone that was directly involved in that story, if you want.
Vyrn: Wha?! Directly involved?
Lyria: Wow! This could be a big clue to lifting your curse!
And so, the party follows the man and arrives at a house...
Old Woman: ... ... ... ...
Vyrn: Oh man... You've gotta be kidding me...
Ejaeli: Mm... Mrmm? (Um... Lyria, can I ask you for something?)
Lyria: What is it? I'll do what I can...
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mmmrm. (I want you to tell everyone... what I'm about to tell you. )
And so, Ejaeli seems to make up her mind about something and begins to talk.
Ejaeli: Mm... Mmmrrm... (You see... the colleague that put a curse on me... )
Ejaeli: Mmrm... Mmm. (Is... her. She's my former colleague. )
Old woman: ... ... ... ...
Old woman's daughter: I've heard that story before too, but... I thought it happened decades ago...?
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mmrmm, mmm... (The thing is... I'm actually the same age as her... )
Ejaeli: Mmmm... (I stopped aging ever since this mask was put on me. )
Vyrn: Wha?! H-How is that possible?!
Ejaeli: Mmrm, mmmm... (Because of my mask, I'm not able to put anything into my mouth... )
Ejaeli: Mrm, mmrm. (But I don't ever feel hungry because of the mask's curse. )
Ejaeli: Mmmrm, mrmm... (I've been living for a long time like this, and for some reason I haven't been aging. )
Lyria: I see... I had no idea...
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mrrmm... (I'm sorry for keeping it secret... But I was afraid of telling you... )
Old woman: Uugh... I deserve this...
The old woman slowly begins to reveal the truth.
The old woman borrowed power from a monster when she cursed Ejaeli many years ago.
Old woman: That's why... they came to collect their price.
Vyrn: Whoa?! W-Where did these monsters come from... This house is surrounded!
Old woman: Don't worry, skyfarers... I'll leave now.
Old woman: I'm sorry... Ejaeli. It may have been a mistake of my youth, but I've done a terrible thing to you...
Old woman: But... I don't know how to lift your curse... so the least I can do is atone for my crime...
Ejaeli: Mrm... (Wait... )
Ejaeli: Mrm... Mmrrm! Mmmrmm! (I-I won't let you do this! I'll defeat all of those monsters out there!)
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mmrm. (Please... help me, (Captain). )
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mrrm! (I don't want more sadness to come out of this...!)
The Truth of the Curse: Scene 3
(Captain)'s party successfully fended off the monsters. They complete their original mission, but they weren't able to lift Ejaeli's curse. However, Ejaeli smiles wholeheartedly as if released of a heavy burden.
(Captain)'s party successfully fends off the monsters.
They stay at the town for a short while afterward, but the monsters seem to leave the old woman alone for good.
Old woman: Um... Ejaeli...? W-Why did you...?
With their mission completed, the party leaves Ejaeli's home without turning back.
Vyrn: Sigh... But in the end, we weren't able to help Ejaeli with her curse...
Lyria: Hmm... We defeated the monster that the old woman borrowed power from, but I guess that wasn't enough...
Ejaeli: Mmm... Mmmrm. (But I'm really glad that we stopped by home. )
Ejaeli: Mmmrmm... Mrrmm! (We couldn't get rid of the curse, but... I feel so much better!)
With that, Ejaeli smiles brightly.
The steel mask remains, but she smiles as if released of a heavy burden.
Spun Spoken Word
Ejaeli, (Captain), and crew visit a magician specializing in the removal of curses. The specialist explains that this curse's power comes from the caster and that even if this curse is lifted, there is no guaranteeing Ejaeli's safety.
Quite some time has passed since the girl with the cursed mask, Ejaeli, joined the crew.
(Captain) and the crew hear of a magician specializing in the removal of curses and decide to pay them a visit.
Vyrn: Heh-heh! Maybe the magician can help Metal Mask get that thing off her face!
Ejaeli: Mmrm! (Awesome!)
Lyria: Hehe. Ejaeli, what's the first thing you want to do when you get the mask off?
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Let's see... I want to sing! And then I want to eat!)
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (Because of the curse, I won't die even though I can't eat...)
Lyria: That's so sad... I can't imagine what it's like not being able to eat.
Ejaeli: Mmmp... (I don't even remember the tastes of my favorite foods anymore...)
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (Actually... What are my favorite foods? I can't remember...)
Lyria: Hehe. When we get your mask off, let's make sure you eat a whole bunch.
Lyria: Oh! And then I would love to hear your singing.
Ejaeli: Mmmp! (Okay. Once this is off, I'll sing you something special!)
Ejaeli: Mmrm! (Something I've saved since before I was cursed!)
Ejaeli: Mmph! (You just wait!)
Vyrn: Hey! Look over there... Do you think that's where the magician lives?
Vyrn points to a lone house in the forest.
Vyrn: Let's check it out.
(Captain) nods and the crew heads towards the house.
Lyria: Excuse me. Would you happen to be the magician who helps with curses?
???: Give me a moment...
Magician: Hello there, skyfarers. What can I help you—
The magician opens the door and is taken aback when she sees Ejaeli's face.
Lyria: What's wrong?
Magician: Is that really Ejaeli?
Lyria: Gasp... Do you know her?
Magician: Y-yes... I once heard Ejaeli perform...
Magician: I've been a fan ever since...
Ejaeli: Mmmp... (Y-you're... making me blush...)
Vyrn: What? The last time Metal Mask sang was a real while ago.
Lyria: Hmm... And you don't look that old...
(Captain)'s crew examines the magician more closely.
Magician: Hehe. I look young, but I'm really not.
Magician: With the power of magic, I'm able to keep myself looking like this.
Vyrn: Hey, Metal Mask, I didn't know you were so famous.
Magician: Hehe. Back in my day, skyfarers from all sorts of skydoms would gather together just to hear Ejaeli perform.
Magician: Everyone says that hearing Ejaeli's songs brings happiness.
Vyrn: Dang... That's pretty cool.
Magician: If you could hear her sing, you'd understand just how amazing she really is.
Magician: She even stole my heart with just one song.
Ejaeli: Mmph... (I... did I really...)
Magician: That's why everyone was so sad when they heard that Ejaeli had passed away.
The magician looks at Ejaeli in disbelief.
Magician: Are... are you really Ejaeli?
(Captain) and crew inform the magician of the curse that was placed on Ejaeli.
Magician: I see. So you came looking for a way to break this curse...
Magician: Now that I have the full story, I would love to help.
Ejaeli: Mmmp. (Thank you.)
Lyria: Hehe! She's saying thank you.
Magician: Hehe. It's my pleasure. As long as I have the power to help, I will.
Magician: After all, I am who I am today thanks to you.
Ejaeli: Mmrm? (Hm? What do you mean?)
Magician: When I saw the light you brought to all of those around you, I realized I wanted to do the same thing...
Magician: I wanted to be someone who brought happiness to others, someone who could help them...
Magician: That's why I use my magic to free those poor people who've been cursed.
Lyria: Hehe! So you looked up to Ejaeli.
Magician: Yes, that I did...
Magician: Please come inside. Let me examine this curse more closely.
The crew nods and enters the magician's home.
The crew stares on as the magician inspects Ejaeli's curse.
They hold their breath, waiting in both fear and anticipation as she works.
Magician: Sorry to keep you waiting.
Lyria: So... what do you think? Can it be removed?
Magician: I'm sorry to say that the curse placed on Ejaeli is extremely powerful and will not be lifted easily.
Ejaeli: Mmmp... (Is that so...)
(Captain) and crew can't hide their disappointed faces from the magician.
Magician: But there may be a way to remove it.
Ejaeli: Mmph! (R-really!)
Magician: Yes... You must destroy the root of this mask's curse.
Lyria: But... We already defeated the monster that gave the curse power...
Magician: How can that be? I still feel the power of the curse lingering on her...
The magician considers Lyria's words and thinks calmly.
Magician: Then... could you tell me more about how this curse came to be?
Magician: The solution may lie in the method.
Lyria interprets as Ejaeli tells her story to the magician.
Magician: So that's what happened to you...
Magician: Then I believe the source of the curse is the old woman.
Lyria: But she doesn't hold a grudge anymore.
Vyrn: Yeah. She even apologized and everything.
Magician: What if she regrets what she's done?
Lyria: W-what do you mean?
Magician: A curse's power comes from the negative energy the caster feels toward the castee.
Magician: Once a curse is cast, it will never fade unless those feelings fade too.
Magician: And when I say negative energy, I'm not just talking about jealousy or hate.
Magician: Regret is also very negative energy.
Magician: So long as that emotion lingers, this curse will not end...
Ejaeli: Mmmp... (That can't be...)
Magician: By the same token, if the emotions fade, then the curse and its effects will too.
(Captain) and company consider the magician's words.
Vyrn: So basically, that old granny is responsible for this?
Magician: Correct. I don't have evidence, but that seems to be the case.
Ejaeli: Mmph... (Maybe we should go back and talk to her.)
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (It's not like there's anything else we can do.)
Ejaeli: Mmmp. (And I want to know more about how she felt too.)
Choose: Good idea.
- Good idea.
Lyria: I think so too!
Ejaeli: Mmrm. (Thank you.)
Lyria: Off we go...
Magician: Please... wait.
The crew's newfound hope is stopped short.
The urgency in the magician's voice brings them back to uncertainty.
Magician: You must not break this curse.
Vyrn: What? How come? That's the whole reason we came...
Magician: But the curse allows Ejaeli to live. What if it's the only thing that's keeping her alive?
Magician: If the curse were to be lifted, she might...
Vyrn: Y-you mean...
Magician: I can't be sure. She might remain as healthy as she is or she may age in the blink of an eye, and then...
The crew's hope is extinguished, and now only fear consumes their hearts.
Spun Spoken Word: Scene 2
The crew visits the town where the caster resides, but cannot find her. As it so happens, to free Ejaeli from her curse, the castor agrees to merge her life with a monster. Ejaeli's mask falls to the ground and she regains her voice, but she wants to save the castor by fighting the monster.
In order to find out more about the curse inflicted upon Ejaeli, the crew visits the place where it all began.
Lyria: Ejaeli... are you sure you want to lift this curse?
Ejaeli: Mmmp. (Yes.)
Choose: But if you lift the curse...
- But if you lift the curse...
- We'll help you.
Lyria: We... We don't know what will happen to you. The magician said...Choose: We'll help you.
Lyria: But if you lift the curse, then...Continue 1
Ejaeli: Mmph... (I want to sing the way I used to...)
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (It's all I've dreamt of for so long...)
Ejaeli: Mmmp. (I need to wake up from this nightmare.)
Ejaeli: Mmph. (We won't know what will happen to me unless we try.)
Ejaeli: Mmrm! (I can only hope for the best.)
Ejaeli looks straight into the crew's fearful eyes.
(Captain) and crew are left speechless, but uncertainty lingers on their faces.
After arriving in the town, the crew heads straight for the old woman's house.
They knock, but no one answers the door.
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (Maybe they're not home.)
???: Oh, hello again...
The crew turn to face the voice and see the granddaughter of the old woman.
Lyria: Oh, why hello. Would your grandmother be around by any chance?
Granddaughter: About that—you have to find her! Please!
Vyrn: What the heck? Where's the fire?
Granddaughter: It's my grandma... She's gone.
Ejaeli: Mmmp! (What!)
The girl explains the circumstances of her grandmother's disappearance.
Granddaughter: She... She was so distraught after everything was settled.
Lyria: What do you mean?
Granddaughter: She became lost in thought. And she kept reading these diaries she had. She'd even forget to eat and wouldn't sleep sometimes.
Granddaughter: Then yesterday she just said she had something she must do...
Granddaughter: She said it was her only way to make up for what she did. Then she left and hasn't come back.
Granddaughter: She's all the family I have... Please find her...
Choose: Leave it to us.
- Leave it to us.
- There must be something she left behind...
Granddaughter: Oh... Thank you!
Lyria: Don't worry. We need to talk to your grandmother anyways.
Vyrn: But how exactly are we gonna find her? We don't have any leads...
Lyria: Well...Choose: There must be something she left behind...
Granddaughter: Something she left behind... No, I don't think...Continue 2
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Lyria, would you please interpret for me?)
Lyria: Hm? Yes, of course.
Ejaeli: Mmrm. (If she left after reading her diaries, then there must be a clue in one of them.)
Ejaeli: Mmmp? (Otherwise, why would she have been reading them so obsessively?)
Ejaeli: Mmrm? (Would you let us read her diaries?)
Granddaughter: Right. That makes sense. I'll take you to her room!
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Thank you!)
Vyrn: This diary is just full of apologies. It's kinda hard to read, ya know...
Lyria: These diaries are the same.
The crew splits the task of reading the numerous diaries amongst themselves.
What they find among the pages is heart-wrenching pain and guilt.
Lyria: This page seems like it's talking about the time we met.
I saw Ejaeli and felt the weight of my sins pierce my very soul.
I knew then the evil that I had done.
To repay my debt, I must give Ejaeli her voice back.
Ejaeli: Mmmp... (This is what was running through her mind...)
Vyrn: Hey! Look at this!
Vyrn shows the crew a page from one of the diaries.
Ejaeli: Mmrm? (What? She found a way to lift the curse?)
Ejaeli's surprise grips her as she continues to read the contents of the diary.
Ejaeli: Mmrm. (Long ago when she learned how to perform the curse, she also learned how to undo it.)
Ejaeli: Mmph. (She didn't think it would be necessary to lift the curse, so...)
Ejaeli: Mmmp. (She left the method of reversal in one of her diaries.)
Ejaeli: Mmrm. (After all these years, her regret... her remorse... Finally it will all end.)
Vyrn: Hey! Which diary has what we want?
(Captain) and the others frantically begin checking all the diaries.
Ejaeli: Mmmp? (Could this be it?)
Ejaeli finds something in one of the diaries and begins to read.
Suddenly Ejaeli's calm expression shifts into panic and she dashes out of the house.
Vyrn: Hey! Wait up! What happened?
Ejaeli: Mmrm! (She plans to end the curse by ending her own life!)
Ejaeli: Mmph... (That's what it said in the letter I found in her diary...)
Ejaeli: Mmmp! (To stop the effects of this curse, the caster must die!)
(Captain) and Lyria shoot each other a worried glance before following Ejaeli.
Elderly Woman: Hehe. Well then. It's time to finally end this once and for all.
Ejaeli: Mph... Mph... Mmmm! (Huff... Huff... There you are!)
Elderly Woman: Ejaeli! What are you doing here? What are all of you doing here?
When they arrive at the location detailed in the diary, they find the elderly woman—and a gigantic monster looming behind her.
Ejaeli: Mmrm! (We were looking for you!)
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Please stop! You can't do this!)
Elderly Woman: Sorry, dear. I can't understand a thing you're saying.
Ejaeli: Mmrm! (Lyria, help me!)
Vyrn: Uh... I think we have bigger problems. Like that monster...
Elderly Woman: This monster won't hurt anyone so long as it is not attacked.
Vyrn: And how do you know that!
Elderly Woman: Because I summoned this monster.
Elderly Woman: I summoned it in the same manner as when I cast my curse on Ejaeli.
The crew is shocked by the elderly woman's words.
Elderly Woman: Hehe. Didn't I tell you?
Elderly Woman: I borrow power from the monsters I summon. I used this beast's power to curse you.
Elderly Woman: I can summon as many of these as I like.
Elderly Woman: So long as I'm prepared to pay the price, that is.
Vyrn: What are you talking about! I thought you wanted to help Metal Mask!
Elderly Woman: I do.
Lyria: But... You just said you borrow power to curse people...
Elderly Woman: This time I'm going to borrow my monster's power to break a curse...
Ejaeli: Mmph! (But if you do that, then you'll...)
Elderly Woman: This is my apology to you, Ejaeli. I have walked down the wrong path for far too long.
Elderly Woman: Had I not cursed you, you would have been the most famed songstress in all the skies.
Elderly Woman: I stole all the happiness that awaited you.
Elderly Woman: So let me pay for what I did.
Elderly Woman: My jealousy is the reason your voice is gone. But I'll get it back for you... No matter the cost...
Elderly Woman: So please... Bear it just a little longer...
The elderly woman approaches the monster.
Elderly Woman: Now... Lend us your power to remove the curse on Ejaeli!
Elderly Woman: Of course I'm prepared to pay. Take my life in exchange!
The monster prepares to strike the elderly woman, but Ejaeli rushes to stop her.
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Stop!)
Elderly Woman: I've lived... such a long life...
Elderly Woman: So let this be my finale. I want to let go of my regret. I want to be free of this guilt.
Elderly Woman: Let me be free from it all...
Those are her last words as she becomes one with the monster.
Ejaeli's mask falls to the ground below.
Ejaeli: My mask...
Lyria: Ejaeli, your voice...
Ejaeli: My... voice... It's back...
Ejaeli: But not like this...
Ejaeli: This isn't how it was supposed to be!
Ejaeli bears her weapon against the monster before her.
Ejaeli: (Captain), please lend me your strength!
Ejaeli: I want to help her! I want to talk to her! I have to...
Ejaeli: Thank you!
Ejaeli: I... I will save her!
Ejaeli: There is so much I have to tell her!
Spun Spoken Word: Scene 3
Having been freed from the monster, the castor awakens and asks why Ejaeli saved her. Ejaeli explains that the caster is still a dear friend to her and bears her no ill will. After being trapped behind the mask for so long, Ejaeli is finally able to have a meal again and is left in tears of joy.
After the crew defeats the monster, the elderly woman emerges from its corpse.
However, she lies on the ground unconscious.
Ejaeli: Please! Wake up!
Ejaeli: I have so much to share with you! You can't leave me yet!
Ejaeli's voice breaks as she tries to reach the elderly woman.
Elderly Woman: Ah... Where am...
Ejaeli: Thank goodness!
Ejaeli takes the elderly woman in her arms.
Elderly Woman: Ejaeli?
Elderly Woman: How am I alive? I gave my life to that monster...
Ejaeli: We saved you.
Elderly Woman: What! Why would you do such a thing!
Elderly Woman: Why won't you just let me die in peace!
Vyrn: Hey! Come on now...
Elderly Woman: I can't live like this. The weight on my shoulders is too much to bear and you hate me. I can't go on!
Elderly Woman: That is why I gave my life!
The elderly woman's misery comes bursting out of her like an erupting volcano.
Ejaeli slaps the elderly woman in a fit of rage.
Elderly Woman: E-Ejaeli...
Ejaeli: How dare you!
Ejaeli: Did you think about how I would feel if you died for my voice?
Ejaeli: You never considered that, did you!
Ejaeli: If it had cost your life to free me...
Ejaeli: How do you think I could have lived with myself!
Elderly Woman: Then what should I have done!
Elderly Woman: This pain... This misery... You're asking me to live like this?
Ejaeli: I am!
Elderly Woman: W-why would you say such spiteful things!
Ejaeli: I have lived in so much pain for so many years. We're even now.
Elderly Woman: ...
Ejaeli: I didn't want you to die!
Ejaeli: We've overcome so many hardships together. How could you think I'd want to take your life to get my voice back?
Elderly Woman: Ejaeli...
Ejaeli: You've been wrong for so many years.
Ejaeli: I don't hate you. I've already forgiven what you did.
Elderly Woman: You what... You lie... How could you forgive me!
Ejaeli: I'm not lying.
Elderly Woman: But what I did... Who could forgive that...
Ejaeli: My journey has taught me many things. One of those lessons was that hatred doesn't heal old wounds.
Ejaeli: Nothing changes the past.
Ejaeli: So I've learned to accept it and move forward with my life.
Ejaeli: I've learned to let go of my anger.
Ejaeli: That's why I forgive you.
Elderly Woman: Ejaeli... you're such a good per—
The elderly woman begins to cry before she can finish her sentence and falls to the floor.
Ejaeli: If you really are sorry for what you've done, then live.
Ejaeli: See that no one ever meets the same fate as us...
Ejaeli: Let everyone know your struggles, so that no one repeats your mistakes.
Ejaeli: Let them know what it costs to curse another.
Ejaeli: That is my only wish.
Elderly Woman: If that is... what you want...
Elderly Woman: Then... I will live with this regret.
Elderly Woman: I will teach the young the lessons I have learned and do my best to make sure this history doesn't repeat itself.
Elderly Woman: That is what you want?
Ejaeli: Yes. Thank you.
Elderly Woman: It is I who should be thanking you.
Elderly Woman: This conversation has helped me in more ways than you'll ever know.
Elderly Woman: Thank you, Ejaeli.
The elderly woman bows with great respect.
Vyrn: Whoo... That's that.
Lyria: Let's take her back to town!
Vyrn: Yeah. I bet a lot of people back home are worried.
With that, (Captain) and the crew take the elderly woman back to her home.
On the road back to the Grandcypher, the crew chats merrily.
Lyria: Hehe. I'm so glad the curse is finally gone.
Ejaeli: Me too!
Vyrn: Hey, Metal Mask, are you really all right? Your body doesn't feel all out of whack or anything, right?
Ejaeli: I'm fine so fa—
Then Ejaeli falls to the ground without warning.
(Captain) helps Ejaeli to her feet.
Ejaeli: T-thank you...
Vyrn: Whoa! You okay?
Ejaeli: My body... It feels so heavy. My strength has completely left me.
Vyrn: Was that a tummy grumble?
Lyria: I think... Ejaeli is hungry.
Ejaeli: Oh! You might be right.
Ejaeli: It's been ages since I've eaten anything at all. I've forgotten what an empty stomach feels like,
Vyrn: Gotcha. Time to get some grub.
Choose: Let's grab a bite before we go back!
- Let's grab a bite before we go back!
Vyrn: Sounds like a plan. We wouldn't want Metal Mask here to fall over again.
Ejaeli: I'm sorry for the bother...
Lyria: Ahaha, don't worry about it. Besides, if you're hungry, you won't be at your best.
Ejaeli: My face must be so red...
Vyrn: Ahaha! So, Metal Mask, whatcha wanna eat?
Ejaeli: Umm... I think I want some fish.
Lyria: Ahaha... Let's go looking for a shop that sells seafood.
Ejaeli: Thank you, everyone.
Ejaeli thanks the crew before starting her first meal in decades.
Lyria: Ah! Ejaeli! Why are you crying?
Ejaeli: Sob... This... is so good that...
Ejaeli: It's bringing me to tears...
Lyria: Hehe. If you eat it slowly it tastes even better.
Ejaeli eats with blissful tears.
As (Captain) and the others watch her long-overdue feast, their affection for the warmhearted singer only grows deeper.
A Timeless Wish
Ejaeli meets a girl singing "Tears of a Mermaid"—a song originally meant for Ejaeli. The girl is actually the granddaughter of Ejaeli's friend, and so the girl guides the crew to their home. However, after Ejaeli sings "Tears of a Mermaid" beautifully, she loses consciousness.
Some time has passed since Ejaeli's curse was lifted. Today she and the crew are on a quest to restock supplies.
Ejaeli: Cough... Cough... I can't...
Lyria: Ejaeli? Are you all right? You seem sick.
Ejaeli: I... I'm okay. It's just my body feels so tired...
Vyrn: Yeah... What part of that do you think is okay?
Ejaeli: No, really. I'm fine. I've just been speaking too much.
Lyria: Huh? What do you mean?
Ejaeli: I guess because I'd had the mask on for so long...
Ejaeli: Speaking too much wears me out...
Ejaeli: That... song...
A surprised Ejaeli hears a familiar song and walks toward its source.
Vyrn: What the heck! Where you going!
Lyria: Let's follow her!
Alarmed, (Captain) and the crew follow Ejaeli.
Ejaeli claps as the song comes to its end.
Woman: Miss, do I know you?
Ejaeli: No. I just thought your song was so beautiful...
Woman: Well... Thank you...
Ejaeli: May I ask... What kind of song was that?
Woman: This song was made by my grandmother for a singer she knew.
Woman: But that singer went missing...
Woman: So this song had never been sung before.
Ejaeli is pained by the woman's words.
Woman: My grandmother is still sorry that the singer couldn't perform it...
Woman: So I sang it instead as a way to cheer Grandma up.
Ejaeli: Cheer her up? Is something the matter?
Woman: She's been ill as of late...
Ejaeli: Please take me to her!
Vyrn: Hey! Metal Mask!
Ejaeli: Actually... I know her. She's an old friend of mine.
Ejaeli: I've been through some difficult times... And haven't been able to see her...
Ejaeli: But it worries me knowing that she's sick.
Ejaeli: So would you please take me to her?
Woman: Are you... sure you know my grandmother?
The woman looks at Ejaeli with suspicion.
Ejaeli: The name of that song is "Tears of a Mermaid."
Woman: What? How do you know that? Does that mean you're the singer she knew?
Ejaeli decides to share her story, including the reality of her curse, with the confused woman.
Woman: That sounds like it was awful... All right. I'll take you to her.
Vyrn: Wait! Metal Mask... Let us in on what's happening.
Ejaeli: That song she was singing. My friend wrote it for me as a gift a long time ago.
Ejaeli: But, thanks to that mask, I was never able to sing it...
Ejaeli: I just want to apologize. In person...
Ejaeli: I'm sorry. I shouldn't have left you all without explaining the situation...
Choose: Don't worry about it.
- Don't worry about it.
- We wanna hear you sing that song!
Ejaeli: Thank you.
Ejaeli bows her head in apology.Choose: We wanna hear you sing that song!
Ejaeli: Of course!
Ejaeli: I did promise that I would sing for everyone, didn't I!
Ejaeli: You just wait!
Ejaeli smiles at (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn.Continue 1
Woman: Grandma... There's someone here to see you.
Woman's Grandma: Huh? For me? Who is it?
Ejaeli: It's me... Have you been well?
Woman's Grandma: What! You're Ejaeli! How is this possible? I heard you passed away!
The woman's grandmother is shocked but outstretches a trembling hand toward Ejaeli.
Woman's Grandma: If I can touch you... that means you're not a ghost.
Ejaeli: That's right. I'm alive.
Ejaeli: Hehe. But on the other hand, you look a little worse for wear.
Woman's Grandma: Hmph. What did you expect? Do you know how many years have passed?
Ejaeli: Ahaha... I guess I do. I'm glad to see you. I thought I might never get the chance again.
Ejaeli begins to cry, her tears softly falling to the floor.
Woman's Grandma: Sigh... Stole the words right out of my mouth. I missed you, Ejaeli.
Ejaeli: I missed you too!
Ejaeli embraces her friend...
And finds a long-forgotten warmth.
Woman's Grandma: There, there... Feel better now?
Ejaeli: Yes. I'm sorry for crying...
Woman's Grandma: You... Haven't changed one bit.
Woman's Grandma: Now tell me what happened to you.
Ejaeli: Well, it all started when...
Ejaeli shares her cursed past with her old friend.
Woman's Grandma: A curse, eh? Since you haven't aged a day, I suppose I believe you.
Ejaeli: I'm sorry that I wasn't able to sing that song...
Woman's Grandma: No one can blame you with a story like that.
Woman's Grandma: But if it helps you feel better, how about you sing me that song now?
Ejaeli: What? You mean here and now?
Ejaeli: But I'm...
Woman's Grandma: What now? You better not say you forgot the words to my song.
Ejaeli: I haven't! I've wanted to sing that song for so long!
Woman's Grandma: Hm... So you say...
Ejaeli: Hmph... Fine. If you're going to be that way then I'll sing it.
Ejaeli: You'd better listen up!
Woman's Grandma: Haha. That's all I wanted from the start.
Ejaeli: Ugh... She just played me like a violin.
Ejaeli closes her eyes and concentrates.
Vyrn: Haha. This is gonna be good. Give 'er heck, Metal Mask!
Lyria: The magician even told us that just one performance would be enough to steal our hearts.
Ejaeli: I'm ready to begin.
Ejaeli calmly and slowly inhales to begin singing.
Watching their crewmate croon, (Captain) and the others become fully absorbed in the performance.
As Ejaeli finishes her song, the crew breaks out in applause.
Vyrn: Now that's what I call singin'! You really tugged at my heart strings, Metal Mask!
Lyria: Hehe. The rumors were true. One listen was all I needed to fall for Ejaeli!
Woman's Grandma: Absolutely wonderful. That's the singer I remember.
Choose: Can we hear it again?
- Can we hear it again?
- That was amazing!
Ejaeli: Pant... Pant... Thank you...
Ejaeli: I... That's very flattering, but...
Ejaeli: I don't think I'll... be able to sing that again today...
Ejaeli: But don't worry. I'll sing for you later.Choose: That was amazing!
Ejaeli: Pant... Pant... Thank you...
Ejaeli: I haven't sung in so long... I didn't think I could do it, but... I'm glad it went well.Continue 2
Ejaeli falls to the ground without warning.
(Captain) helps Ejaeli to her feet.
Vyrn: Metal Mask... What happened?
Ejaeli: Pant... Pant... I'm sorry. I can't control my body... My strength...
Before she can even finish her thought, Ejaeli falls unconscious.
A Timeless Wish: Scene 2
Upon waking, Ejaeli explains that since the curse has been lifted, singing and talking cause her to become weak. The crew ask the curse specialist what is happening and are told that this is the aftermath of the curse; the more Ejaeli speaks, the more her life will be cut short. To help Ejaeli, the crew fight monsters to gather medicinal ingredients.
Ejaeli: Hm? Where am I?
A dazed Ejaeli opens her eyes and pushes herself up slowly.
Ejaeli: Why am I in bed?
Lyria: Ejaeli! You're awake!
Choose: You passed out. We were so worried!
- You passed out. We were so worried!
Ejaeli: What? I did?
Vyrn: You don't remember? It was right after you finished singing!
Lyria: Yeah. We asked your friend if we could put you in one of her beds.
Ejaeli: I'm so sorry. I hope I didn't worry any of you...
Lyria: Well... How do you feel? Does anything hurt?
Ejaeli: No... I don't thin—
In the next instant, Ejaeli grimaces in misery before fainting once again.
Vyrn: Really? Again?
Ejaeli: Pant... Pant... I'm so sorr—
Ejaeli: Just... give me... a moment...
Ejaeli: My voice... It's... so hard... to speak...
Vyrn: What are you talking about? We already lifted your curse! Why's it still hard for you to talk?
Ejaeli: I... Cough... Cough...
Lyria: Ejaeli! If it's hard to talk, then you don't have to!
Ejaeli: Pant... Pant... I can't keep... putting you all... through this...
Ejaeli: I have to... explain everything... to you all.
Vyrn: But without your voice, how are you gonna do that?
Lyria: Oh, I know! I'll interpret for you! What do you say?
Lyria: You don't need to use your voice to communicate with me. Just pretend you have your mask on...
Ejaeli: O-okay... I can... try.
Ejaeli: Mmmp... (How's this?)
Lyria: I understand you! How's your throat?
Ejaeli: Mmph. (Better. So I'll talk through you for now.)
Ejaeli: Mmrm. (This is good. The strain on my throat is gone.)
Lyria: Thank goodness...
Lyria let's out a sigh of relief and goes back to interpreting for Ejaeli.
Vyrn: Phew... Well that's a relief.
Lyria: So... What seems to be the problem with your voice? Is it still the curse?
Ejaeli: Mmph! (It must be.)
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (Whenever I use my voice, it robs my body of energy. I suddenly get very weak.)
Ejaeli: Mmmp! (Normal conversation is not too much of a problem though...)
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (But if I sing or talk too much, I get a little dizzy...)
Lyria: Maybe this is what the magician was talking about...
Magician: But the curse allows Ejaeli to live. What if it's the only thing that's keeping her alive?
Magician: If the curse were to be lifted, she might...
Ejaeli: Mmmp. (I think you might be right.)
Lyria: Why didn't you tell us about your pain sooner!
Lyria: If you had told us... We wouldn't have asked you to sing...
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (I didn't want to cause even more worry...)
Ejaeli: Mmmp... (It was just so fun singing and talking with everyone...)
Ejaeli smiles sadly.
Choose: Let's go see the magician.
- Let's go see the magician.
- There must be a way to cure her...
Lyria: Good idea. Maybe she can help us.Choose: There must be a way to cure her...
Lyria: What if we go see the magician one more time?
Lyria: Maybe she can help us.Continue 1
Vyrn: Good thinking!
And so the crew sets out to see the magician once again.
After arriving at the magician's house, they explain Ejaeli's situation.
Magician: I see... That sounds terrible...
Magician: All right. Allow me some time to investigate.
The magician begins using magic to examine Ejaeli.
Lyria: What's wrong?
Magician: The results of my investigation have revealed that Ejaeli is correct.
Magician: The more she uses her voice, the weaker she will become.
Magician: There is even the possibility that these symptoms may prove fatal.
Lyria: There must be something we can do...
Magician: This is no longer the work of the curse. We're dealing with its side effects now.
Magician: My specialty lies elsewhere...
Magician: But I may have a temporary solution.
Ejaeli: Do... you... really?
Magician: Yes. Before that though, we must restore the energy that you've lost thus far.
Magician: At this rate, you may lose the ability to move completely.
Lyria: Is... Is there something I can do?
Magician: You're all skyfarers, correct?
Vyrn: Yup, sure are.
Magician: Then would you be able to go and get these materials?
The magician hands the crew a list of items to collect.
Ejaeli: Cough... Cough... What... for?
Magician: These materials can be used to restore Ejaeli's vitality.
Vyrn: So if we get this stuff, we can help Metal Mask?
Choose: Let's get going!
- Let's get going!
Magician: Off you go.
Vyrn: So what about Metal Mask?
Ejaeli: Mmmp! (I want to go too!)
Lyria: But... What about your condition? I think you might want to rest...
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Please let me go with you!)
Ejaeli: Mmrm. (I want to do what I can to help.)
Ejaeli: Mmmp! (Please don't leave me behind!)
Ejaeli bows her head in dejection.
Choose: No way.
- No way.
Ejaeli: Mmmp! (I promise not to push myself!)
Ejaeli: Mmrm. (I know what I can and can't do.)
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Please!)
(Captain) breathes in deeply, exhales, and then agrees to let Ejaeli go along.Choose: Okay.
Ejaeli: Mmrm. (Thank you.)
Vyrn: Let's get on it!
Ejaeli: Mmmp! (Okay!)
The crew sets out to search for the materials to help Ejaeli.
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Here's something!)
Vyrn: Good. Now just a few more things.
Lyria: I've found something too!
Lyria then stares at a flower just out of reach growing on a cliff.
Vyrn: Leave it to me!
Vyrn flies over to the flower and plucks it.
Lyria: Hehe. Now we have two of the items.
Lyria: So the last item we need is a mushroom that absorbs the life force of monsters...
Lyria: Then we need to prepare that mushroom just right to get the life force it stole...
Vyrn: So basically we gotta K.O. a monster to get a special mushroom, right?
Lyria: Right. That's what the note the magician gave us says anyway.
Vyrn: Gotcha! Time to get crackin'!
Ejaeli: Mmph! (Let's go!)
A Timeless Wish: Scene 3
After restoring the life force that was taken from Ejaeli, the specialist offers Ejaeli three choices to combat her seemingly permanent symptoms. Ejaeli chooses the option that forces her to wear her mask when her vitality takes a turn for the worse. The crew resolve to stand by Ejaeli, who never loses hope even in the most difficult of situations.
Magician: Drink this. You'll feel better.
The magician gives a potion to Ejaeli made from the items gathered by the crew.
Ejaeli: Mmmp? (This smells and looks terrible... Is this really safe to drink?)
Lyria: Ejaeli is wondering if this is really okay to drink...
Magician: Of course it is. I can vouch for its safety.
Ejaeli: Mmrm... (Okay...)
Ejaeli begins to gulp down the liquid.
Ejaeli writhes in agony as she forces herself to swallow every last sip. She even begins to cry.
Vyrn: Metal Mask!
Lyria: Ejaeli! Are you okay?
Ejaeli: Pant... Pant... That was truly awful...
Vyrn: Hey! You spoke! Does that mean you're back to normal?
Ejaeli: Oh... right. I feel much better.
Ejaeli: It's not hard for me to talk anymore.
Magician: That's proof that the vitality you lost has been restored.
Magician: However this is only a temporary fix.
Magician: If you don't get to the root of the problem, the symptoms will return.
Vyrn: But didn't you say you had something in mind?
Magician: I did. I have three options, to be precise.
Magician: The first option is to create this potion in large quantities.
Magician: However, that is not realistic, as the materials are scarce and cannot be stored for very long.
Magician: My second option is to have you stay mute. So long as you don't speak, your condition will not decline...
Ejaeli: Absolutely not.
Ejaeli: All I've dreamt of for so long is to speak and sing. There must be another way...
Magician: Then there is a third option. You can use that mask you had before.
Lyria: What do you mean?
Magician: I'll cast a spell on you that will preserve your energy once it declines past a certain point, but you'll have to wear your mask.
Magician: To be more precise, if you don't wear the mask when that happens, you won't be able to breathe.
Vyrn: What good is that?
Magician: That's only if her life force falls too much. So long as she's healthy, she'll be able to live normally.
Vyrn: Can you really do that? The curse was already broken.
Magician: Yes. That much I can handle.
Magician: I cannot offer a cure. Only preventative measures.
Lyria: Are you sure there's no way to cure her?
Magician: I'm sorry. We've reached the limit of what I can do.
Magician: However that is only what I am capable of. There may exist another way to cure you.
Magician: There's a tale about a medicine that can completely cure someone from a curse—including any residual effects.
Lyria: I see...
Ejaeli: Then I will take the third option.
Ejaeli: That is the most practical...
Magician: Very well. Let me begin preparations.
The magician walks to the innermost part of her home.
(Captain) and the others cast worried looks at Ejaeli.
Ejaeli: Please don't look at me like that. It's not like I can't speak anymore.
Vyrn: But you wanted to sing... How will you do that now...
Ejaeli: It's fine. When I'm better, I will do just that!
Ejaeli: I can hum. And it doesn't even hurt. I can live with that for now.
Ejaeli: Once I can freely use my voice, I will sing my heart out.
Ejaeli smiles sadly again.
Though she is met with many obstacles, Ejaeli will never give up her dream of singing again.
She vows to face any strife head-on to accomplish her goals.
Looking on at Ejaeli's bittersweet but hopeful grin, (Captain)'s commitment to her cause only grows stronger.