Her Superior's Smile
One day while visiting Fehrtyl Island, (Captain) notices that Farrah has changed her outfit. It transpires that Katalina had bought the new outfit for her, and that in fact Farrah wants to do something for her in return. She rushes into the forest to pick ingredients for a special dinner for Katalina, unaware of the dangers lurking within.
The crew has landed on Fehrtyl Island. The rich and verdant plant life is very reminiscent of (Captain)'s home island.
It's not only (Captain) who is reminded of home. Farrah, too, seems to be feeling something.
Vyrn: Hmm? Did you say something?
Farrah: Huh? Haha... It's this island—it's really mountainous, just like my hometown.
Vyrn: Ah, I was thinkin' the same thing. It kinda reminds me of Zinkenstill somehow.
Farrah: That fresh mountain air... I haven't smelled it in years. I used to go up to the mountains for bug-catching as a child.
Farrah: I'd come back all dirty, and my mom would be so mad since she had to clean all my clothes off.
Vyrn: Haha! (Captain) and I used to go out into the mountains or forest to train.
Farrah: Heh-heh... Oh boy, you're getting me all nostalgic now.
Vyrn: Haha! Even (Captain)'s got a mushy smile!
Vyrn: Oh, speaking of clothes, you look kinda different today. Did you get a new outfit?
Farrah: Heh-heh... Katalina actually picked this out for me!
Farrah: She had it specially made for me! It's really breathable, and it won't rip no matter how hard you pull on the fabric!
Choose: It looks cute on you.
- It looks cute on you.
- It's very "Katalina."
- Whites can be hard to keep clean.
- Shorts, huh?
Farrah: H-huh? Y-you think it's... cute?
Farrah: Heh-heh... Sorry, I'm just not used to people calling me that...Choose: It's very "Katalina."
Farrah: Exactly! Is there anything that Katalina can't do?
Farrah: Heh-heh... She even said it herself when she gave it to me. "I think this would suit you, Farrah."Choose: Whites can be hard to keep clean.
Vyrn: Yeah, that's true. It's already getting a bit muddy.
Farrah: I-it's fine! I don't mind cleaning it!
Farrah: My mom taught me how to make even the dirtiest clothes just like new again!Choose: Shorts, huh?
Farrah: Heh-heh. They're comfy and easy to wear!
Farrah laughs and grabs the hem of her dress, flitting it around.
(Captain) instinctively looks away from the carefree, smiling Farrah.Continue 1
Farrah: Anyways, I was thinking about doing something for Katalina to thank her. Any ideas?
Vyrn: Hmm, I know she likes swords. Maybe you could get her one?
Farrah: I don't know... I don't wanna disappoint her by getting one she doesn't like.
Vyrn: Well, how about making her something she doesn't normally get the chance to eat?
Farrah: Something she doesn't normally get to eat... Oh! I just remembered—this island has a special dish of sorts!
Vyrn: Haha! I like it! I wanna try some of it, too!
Farrah: Now that I think about it, there're some great looking shops around here! Let's check them out!
Vyrn: H-hey, wait up!
Vyrn: Well, she's gone. Guess we're gonna have to look around the shops on our own, (Captain)!
Farrah: Hello! Do you have any local specialties here for sale?
Shop Assistant: Welcome! Hmm... Perhaps you're looking for greatshrooms.
Farrah: Greatshrooms? You mean this dried mushroom?
The shop assistant begins a well-practiced spiel in promotion of the greatshrooms.
The mushroom is never found in groups, preferring to grow secluded from others, earning the moniker, "the lonely mushroom."
Shop Assistant: So we collect them, dry them and sell them here. They can only be found at this time of year. You're lucky you came when you did.
Farrah: Hmm... Sniff... sniff. It certainly has a heady aroma!
Shop Assistant: Doesn't it? And if you add water, it looks as good as if you'd picked it moments before. You'd never guess it's been dried.
Farrah: Whoa! Okay, sold! I'll take some greatshrooms to go, please!
Farrah: Heh-heh, I can't wait to get back! I've never had the chance to cook with such quality mushrooms!
Katalina: Farrah, you've outdone yourself! This is sublime! Your cooking really is the best!
Farrah: Heh-heh... I hope you like them, Katalina...
Shop Assistant: I've yet to find a person who didn't like them. Now then, if you'd kindly...
Farrah: Th... 30,000 rupies for one? You have to be kidding! There's no way I can pay for that!
Shop Assistant: Perhaps... It may be a little much, but I suppose you could go out and find some fresh ones yourself.
Farrah: Fresh? Like the same type as the dried ones here?
Shop Assistant: Yup. The peak season's just begun, after all. But just make sure you avoid the dangerous mushrooms.
Farrah: I see... I'll be on my way, then! Thank you!
Shop Assistant: Hey, wait! You'll need a guide!
Shop Assistant: Oof, there she goes... Perhaps I should've told her to wait until the fog fungi are gone before looking...
Farrah: Heh-heh. How lucky... those greatshrooms can't be found anywhere else other than this island!
Farrah: If that's the case, I have to let Katalina try them!
Farrah: Okay! I'll find them for sure... Anything for Katalina!
Farrah heads toward the mountains, buoyed by the thought of making Katalina happy.
However, she is still blissfully unaware of the perils she is about to face.
Treasure Hunting's Not Easy!
The crew have made their way to Fehrtyl Island, where they come into possession of the golden greatshroom. As Farrah debates how to cook it, villagers attempt to steal the prized mushroom, claiming to be acting in the village's best interests.
The uproar over the golden greatshroom has finally come to an end, as peace is slowly but surely returning to the island.
In spite of fatigue from recent events, (Captain) prepares to leave, having never intended to remain on the island for too long.
Woman: Goodness, you're leaving the island tomorrow? You folks should stay a while and rest.
Village Chief: Hohoho... Well, if you ever feel like coming back, we'd be happy to have you.
Farrah: This feels totally awkward... We were practically at each other's throats a second ago!
Yodarha: Hyuk-hyuk!! Well, you've done gone and given 'em most of the 'shrooms I found, after all!
Farrah: That's what I'm saying! A complete change of heart just like that? There's something kinda strange about this village...
Vyrn: Hmm... Well, all's well that ends well, I guess. Let's just get back to the inn for now.
Farrah: All right... How are we gonna cook this golden greatshroom?
Farrah puzzles over this, swinging the burlap sack with the mushroom to and fro.
Yodarha: Cook it? Pretty sure all you need to do is roast it over an open fire!
Farrah: Yeah, I could... But I wanna do this right, especially for Katalina!
Vyrn: Yo! It's almost time for departure, so we're gonna go to town and pick up some supplies!
Farrah: Huh? Already? Hmm, I guess there are quite a few things we need.
The crew heads into the village to procure supplies for their journey. However, their excursion is quickly interrupted.
A villager suddenly appears before Farrah attacking with his sword drawn.
Farrah: W-what are you doing? I thought we were friends now!
Villager: What's it look like? I heard you lot have the golden greatshroom, so I'm here to take it!
Farrah: Huh? I can't give you that! It's for Katalina!
Villager: Don't waste your breath! We're going to export it to the highest bidder and bring riches to our island!
Farrah: Yaaaugh! I knew it, (Captain)! Something is wrong with this place!
Treasure Hunting's Not Easy!: Scene 2
(Captain) and the crew return to the inn to protect their succulent treasure to find that Rhens has snuck into their room and taken the mushroom for himself. Meanwhile, the villagers attempt to take it for themselves, and a three-way struggle for the mushroom erupts once again.
Farrah: Gasp... Wheeze... I don't think I can go on for much longer here!
Vyrn: Sheesh... You know, I'm startin' to think we should get outta here and take our business somewhere else!
Farrah: Yeah! Let's head back to the inn, pack our stuff, and put this place far behind us!
Farrah: Okay then... Luggage, change of clothes...
Rhens: Keh! You all haven't left yet?
Farrah: What are you doing here?
Rhens: Isn't it obvious? I'm here for this!
Farrah: Hey! That's...
Farrah's face goes pale upon seeing the burlap sack Rhens is holding up.
Farrah: Hey, that's not yours!
Rhens: Hahaha! Sorry, miss!
Farrah: Grrrr... I won't let him get away with this! We're going after him, (Captain)!
Rhens: Heh-heh, don't you know? I've been called a master swordsman in the making! Your attacks are too slow to surprise someone like me!
Thug 1: Bahaha! It'll take ya 100 years to catch up to our level, punk!
Thug 2: Gwahaha! I mean, what is that? Some piece of farm equipment? You don't stand a chance, pal!
Farrah: Here we go again...
Knight: There they are! Capture them!
Farrah: Why are these people so riled up over a stupid mushroom? Geez!
Vyrn: Yeah, tell me about it.
Treasure Hunting's Not Easy!: Scene 3
The villagers assemble a small army of soldiers and monsters in order to take the golden greatshroom and eventually obtain it from Rhens, who hands over a decoy mushroom that Farrah had prepared. They once again treat the crew cordially in spite of the events that transpired.
Knight: This way! Corner them!
Farrah: Ngh... Were the villagers on this island always this strong?
Rhens: You're tellin' me. They're practically an army...
Village Chief: Ho ho ho! We must protect our prosperity! This is simply something we must do to avoid harming the mountain.
Thug 1: I don't know about this, Rhens...
Thug 2: It doesn't look like we can win this one!
Rhens: Keh... Guess we're out of options.
Rhens reluctantly hands over the bag with the mushroom to the village chief.
Farrah: Huh? Y-you're just gonna give it up like that?
Rhens: Ha! You gotta know when you've been beat. Besides...
Don't tell me...
As the two whisper to each other, the villagers gaze greedily at the contents of the bag.
Village Chief: Oho... It's finally ours...
Knight: Incredible... The sheen is unparalleled! And the aroma—just simply sublime!
Village Chief: Heh-heh... And this captivating, almost buttery luster... Let's find ourselves a buyer, shall we?
Accompanied by the knights and monsters, the village chief walks off without looking back.
Farrah: You figured it out, didn't you? That it was just a mushroom with a coat of oil painted on.
Rhens: You betcha I did! Anyone could've seen that!
Thug 1: Heh-heh! And you've got the real one safe and sound in your pocket!
Thug 2: Give the villagers a fake and settle 'em right down... Genius! After all, they ain't ever seen the real deal!
Rhens: Of course... It was my plan, remember? Give me some credit, would ya?
Farrah: So does that mean... You guys are still after the one I have?
Thug 2: Huh? Man, we can't be bothered to deal with that anymore.
Farrah: Huh? But why?
Rhens: Heh! Well, you know. We just don't feel like it, that's all! We just thought we'd give 'em hell, right?
Yodarha: Oh? Because of everything that happened on the mountain, perhaps?
Rhens: No way! Shut it, uh, you old coot!
Farrah: On the mountains? Did something happen?
Rhens: Mind your own business! Anyway, more importantly...
Rhens: I'm begging you! Please, let us try some of that mushroom! Just a bite!
Farrah: Oh? The golden greatshroom?
Vyrn: Huh? Weren't you guys trying to sell it?
Rhens: Yeah, well... Uh, that didn't work out, you see. So at the very least, let us... You know, have this experience!
Farrah: Well, you did help us, so... I guess it couldn't hurt.
The two groups head back to the inn, mulling over ways to cook the golden greatshroom.
Along the way, they encounter the villagers once again.
Woman: Oh, hello! Have you finished gathering all your supplies yet? The village general store just got a new shipment, you know!
Village Chief: Oho, heading off already, are you? A lot happened during your stay, but we'd love to have you again. Stop by anytime!
Rhens: Humph... They've got a lot of nerve to act like nothing happened.
Vyrn: Hmm... It looks like we could restock our supplies here, but I don't know about giving 'em our business after all that...
Farrah: Ngh... Seriously, this island is totally weird.
Fortunately, none of the villagers are privy to the actual events concerning the golden greatshroom, allowing the crew to restock supplies without a hitch.
It seems that peace has finally returned to Fehrtyl Island.
An unspoken agreement was made between everyone that the golden greatshroom would only be consumed somewhere far, far from this island.