Old Timers Ride the Waves
Eugen and the crew are relaxing at a beach resort when Sierokarte shows up with a surfboard. Being a big surfer in his youth, Eugen shows the crew how to use it to ride the waves.
It was a glorious summer day on the tropical Isle of Auguste, and the crew visited the Sierokarte beach resort.
Eugen: Haha, look at the waves. They bring back memories.
As Eugen stands and watches the waves breaking on the shore, remembering his youth, Sierokarte slowly sidled up to the crew.
Sierokarte: Hi there! I have a present for a Mr. Eugen!
Eugen: Huh, what? I was in another world... Wait, this is a surfboard! And some swimming trunks!
Sierokarte: Hahaha! How about you head out there and catch the waves just like old times?
Eugen: Hey, where'd you hear about what I got up to as a kid?
Sierokarte: Hahaha! I was just guessing, but it looks like I was right!
Eugen: You really don't know when to quit, do you? Very well, I'll take the dang surfboard.
Sierokarte: I should tell you, that board's been specially reinforced. You can even use it as a shield!
Eugen: That can't be good for the board's performance.
Vyrn: Hey, Eugen! What're you gonna do with that big plank?
Eugen: This? It's called a surfboard.
Eugen: Maybe it'll be easier to show you what it is.
Eugen: Haha! You're in for a real treat! Come on, let's get to the water!
Eugen changes into the swimming trunks, and the crew heads to the beach.
Eugen swims into the bay with a practiced ease. He stands on the surfboard, and rides the waves like a pro.
Eugen: What dy'a think? This is surfing!
Lyria: Wow! Eugen, that's amazing! You're gliding over the waves!
Vyrn: Yeah! So this is surfing? Awesome!
Eugen: Hahaha. It's been a while since I had this much fun...
Eugen: But, I thought I was better than this. Guess I must be rememberin' wrong.
Just then the sea surged, and a massive wave forms in the bay.
The wave rises until it becomes a massive wall of water, threatening to swallow Eugen.
Lyria: Eek! That wave... Eugen, look out!
Vyrn: Eugen! Quick, get back to shore!
Eugen: Haha! Don't you worry.
Just as he was laughing at their concern, the titanic wave crashes over him.
Lyria: No! Eugen!
Vyrn: Whoa! C'mon, (Captain)! Let's go... help?
As the crew moves to run out into the sea in search of Eugen, he appears out the foaming white surf.
Eugen: Ha ha ha! Now that was a wave! Gnarly!
Vyrn: That was awesome! You managed to ride a wave that big?
Eugen started showing off his skill by playing around on the waves.
But eventually he picked up his surfboard and came back to the shore; dripping wet, but ecstatic.
Eugen: So anyway, that's what surfing is.
Vyrn: Eugen, that was incredible! You looked so cool out there!
Eugen: Remember, it's pretty dangerous, so don't try it without a professional around!
Lyria: Eugen, you're not hurt are you?
Eugen: I'm fine. Those waves were nothin'. When I was younger, I got knocked off by waves twice that size.
Vyrn: Really? So even someone as good as you can get knocked off?
Eugen: Of course! You get caught in the riptide and thrown about... And you come out all bruised and bloody.
Lyria: Um... If I knew that was the risk, I'd be terrified of the water.
Eugen: Oh the fear is real. But then...
Eugen: You have to conquer that fear. You have to take charge of the waves and ride them before they ride you.
Lyria: Hmm. You have to... conquer your fear?
Eugen: Riding the waves is not nearly as straightforward as it looks. The sea is truly a harsh mistress.
Eugen: That's why practice is so important. At the start, you get knocked off your board time after time after time. That's normal.
Eugen: But when you finally ride your first wave, there's nothing quite like it. It's like flying, and all the world just melts away.
Eugen: And even though I've ridden hundreds of waves, it seems some of that feeling is left. Haha, it's good to be back on the board.
Vyrn: You've made me want to learn how to surf now! I wanna ride a big wave!
Vyrn: (Captain)! Do you wanna come surfing with me?
Eugen: Well you're gonna want to start on the smaller waves first. You can't just jump straight to the big ones.
Eugen: And only do it when I'm around. The sea really isn't something to take lightly.
Vyrn: Aye aye! Let's get surfing, (Captain)!
Choose: I can hear the sea calling.
- I can hear the sea calling.
- Do they even make boards for lizards?
Lyria: That's the spirit!
Eugen: You're gonna fall at first, a lot. But with practice you'll find yerself hooked!Choose: Do they even make boards for lizards?
Eugen: That's a good point. I've never heard of a lizard surfing before.
Vyrn: I ain't no lizard! And you never know, there might be boards my size out there!
Eugen: I suppose you're right!Continue 1
Eugen: Well then, shall we get back? Maybe the Knickknack Shack has a board for you.
Vyrn: Yeah! I'm gonna show you all, and ride the biggest wave!
The crew follows the bubbly and excited Vyrn back to the Knickknack Shack.
Eugen continues to teach the crew how to surf, and they find yet another way to enjoy the summer.
In Search of Coconuts
Intrigued by the sweet scent of Eugen's surfboard wax, the crew learns of its coconut origins. As Eugen explains the use of the wax to the group, he realizes that his supplies are low. To replenish his stocks, Eugen and (Captain)'s party head over to the grove of coconut trees.
It was morning at the Venera Beach resort, on the tropical Isle of Auguste.
(Captain) and crew smell a sweet scent drifting in from outside.
Pursuing the scent, the group comes across Eugen rubbing some sort of material on his surfboard.
Eugen: Hm? What is it, you lot?
Lyria: Um... There was this sweet scent, so we were curious as to where it came from...
Eugen: I see now. You were lured here by this, right?
Laughing, Eugen shows the party the bowl of material he is using.
Lyria: Wow! What a yummy smell!
Eugen: Easy now, it's not for eatin'!
Vyrn: Hmmm... Hey, Eugen. What's this stuff?
Eugen: It's called wax. By pastin' this on, see, it gives the board a bit of grip.
Eugen: With this, you won't be slippin' off your board as much when you ride the waves.
Vyrn: Oh, I get it. So why does this wax give off that kinda smell?
Eugen: Well, that's 'cause we use coconuts as the ingredients.
Eugen: I love the smell. Reminds me of the sea, somehow.
Lyria: I see...
Vyrn: Hm? What's the matter, Lyria?
Lyria: This smell... Made me really want to eat some coconut.
Eugen: Ha ha ha! Do you, now? I'll go pick one for you, then.
Eugen: Hold on, now. Looks like I'm runnin' low on wax.
As Eugen checks his dwindling supplies of wax, Sierokarte appears before the party.
Sierokarte: I took the liberty of listening in on your conversation just now.
Sierokarte: You know, the coconuts you get around here actually serve as a perfect ingredient for wax.
Sierokarte: The flesh and juice are also most delectable!
Vyrn: I gotcha! That works out great. Two birds with one stone, huh?
Sierokarte: I haven't finished quite yet. On top of that, the coconut palm trees can be made into surfboards!
Eugen: That's some neat info. Don't think I'll be needin' another board, though. Nowhere to put it for starters.
Eugen: Well, let's go pick 'em, in any case. For Lyria, and for the wax!
Lyria: Yippee! Thanks so much!
And thus, the party leaves the beach house in search of coconuts.
In Search of Coconuts: Scene 2
The party arrives at the grove of coconut palm trees, only to find a group of youths indiscriminately shooting down the coconuts. When the youths ignore Eugen's remonstrations, the old soldier becomes determined to teach them a lesson.
The party heads toward where the palm trees grow. When they arrive, they find a group of youngsters fooling around with a gun.
Rowdy Youth: Ha-ha! You watching? I'll get that one next!
The youth squeezes the gun's trigger and shoots down one of the palm tree's coconuts.
Rowdy Youth: Boom! That's how you do it, see? No problem!
The remains of dozens of coconuts are scattered around the area, all presumably shot down by the youths.
Lyria: Oh... That's awful. All those poor coconuts.
Eugen: That ain't all! They've gone 'n thrown trash all over the place!
Eugen: Hey, you boys! Can't you enjoy yerselves without makin' a mess of things?
Rowdy Youth: What? Shut it, old man! Who're you to come here shootin' your mouth off all of a sudden?
The youth squeezes the trigger again. This time the bullet hits the ground in front of the crew and a cloud of sand billows up.
As the sand particles dance in the air, Eugen readies his own weapon as an unsettling laugh escapes his lips.
Eugen: Heh heh. You've done it now, huh? You darn kids...
Eugen: We'll just have to give 'em a little scolding... Don'cha think, (Captain)?
In Search of Coconuts: Scene 3
After deftly disarming the youths, Eugen orders them to clean up the mess they made on the beach. In awe and terror of Eugen, the youths meekly accept. Looking on at the man who has reformed the young hoodlums, the party come to respect Eugen further.
Rowdy Youth: Argh! These guys are tough!
Rowdy Youth: Ugh! Don't give up! If we shoot enough, we'll hit 'em sooner or later!
Eugen and the party set the surfboard upright in the sand, using it as a shield to block the barrage of bullets.
Eugen: Who woulda thought that the strength of coconuts would come in handy like this...
Vyrn: Hey! Now's not the time to be muttering to yourself! The board's getting chipped away!
Eugen: Hold yer horses, now.
Eugen: I think it's about time I gave you another surfin' lesson.
Vyrn: Huh? Say what? At a time like this?
Eugen: Oh, you'll find they're pretty similar. Shooting n' surfing.
While continuing to dodge the bullets, Eugen calmly loads his own weapon.
Eugen: Hold still now. This is gonna need careful timin'.
At that moment, the youths' fire stops briefly. They had exhausted their current ammo.
Eugen: Find the right timin'! Set your stance n' ride the waves! Shootin' is just the same!
As the youths reload in a panic, Eugen aims his weapon and fires a single shot in one swift motion.
Rowdy Youth: Agh!
The bullet scores a direct hit on the youths' gun, knocking it onto the sand.
Rowdy Youth: Curses! Quick, pick it up! Aah!
Eugen: Tsk tsk... Wouldn’t do that if I were you...
Eugen: Well now, you've gone and got my board all riddled with holes here... I'd like to know how you plan on makin' it up, see?
Rowdy Youth: I'm sorry! Really! It's all our fault!
Rowdy Youth: I- I'm so sorry! You gotta forgive us! We'll do anything, you hear?
Eugen: Oh you will, will you? What do you think, (Captain)?
Choose: Make 'em work for us!
- Make 'em work for us!
- Let them off the hook.
Eugen: All righty! That's a good idea. If you want our forgiveness, you gotta do whatever I say from now on.Choose: Let them off the hook.
Rowdy Youth: Of course! Thank you so much, you kind-hearted soul!
Rowdy Youth: Whew. Well then, we'll just be on our way...
Eugen: Hold up a minute. Where do you think you're goin'?
Eugen: (Captain) may have forgiven you, but I'm another story!
Rowdy Youth: Eek... No! Please, have mercy!
Eugen: Well, let's see... If you want my forgiveness, you're gonna have to do what I say from now on, got it?Continue 1
As punishment, Eugen tasks the youths with cleaning up the beach and gathering coconuts for the group.
Additionally, they have to gather materials from the palm trees to make Eugen a new board.
By the time Eugen releases the youths from their chores, the sun had already sunk low below the horizon.
Rowdy Youth: Huff... Pant... Well, that's everything. We'll be on our way?
Eugen: Not so fast!
Rowdy Youth: No! You can't mean... there's still something else we have to do?
Taking one of the leftover coconuts, Eugen deftly slices up the fruit and hands each youth a piece.
Rowdy Youth: Uh? Why are you...
Eugen: No need to be so suspicious. Just a token of gratitude.
Eugen: You all worked hard back there. Now don't go fallin' back to your bad ways, ya hear? Good job.
Rowdy Youth: !
Rowdy Youth: I... We're so, so grateful to you! We'll be careful in the future, I swear!
Eugen: Hm? What's up with you?
Vyrn: Well... It's hard to say, but... there's something really cool about you, Eugen!
Lyria: Yes! He's really cool!
Eugen: Heh, enough already. You'll make me blush!
Eugen: Well, time to make tracks. It's dark already, so don't get separated, okay?
Eugen: I'll teach you some more about surfing tomorrow, so let's get some rest.
Laughing pleasantly along with Eugen, the party heads back.
Thinking back over the day's events, the party looks upon the reliable form of Eugen, filled with burgeoning respect.