Later aboard the airship, the crew encounter Feather once more seemingly in need of assistance. It is then revealed that shortly after their encounter, Feather accepted a request to locate a den of thieves from the village militia. A commotion is heard behind Feather, assumed to be the den of thieves by Lyria. Feather then explains that the entire den of thieves is still knocked out at their hide out, and that instead it is the village's militia after him for breaking the rules of the request. Feather then asks the main character if he can join their crew in order to achieve his dream of achieving the ultimate strength. The main character accepts his request and is again challenged to a fight, only to be reminded of the incoming village militia. After making Feather promise to stop challenging random people over and over, the crew continue their journey.
Later, the crew head off with Feather to dispatch monsters from a village. There they find out that an imperial soldier has been stealing from the villagers. Believing him to be a worthy opponent, Feather sets out to find this imperial soldier and challenge him to a fight. Upon encountering the imperial soldier, Feather attempts to persuade him to stop terrorizing the village, which only angers the soldier. Realizing that he won't be swayed, Feather then challenges him to a fight, claiming that they'll both reach an understanding of each other's hearts through their fists.
Following the fight, the imperial soldier realizes that what he's been doing is wrong and wishes to make amends with the villagers by returning what he stole. Feather, impressed with the soldier's show of strength, reassures him that if he apologizes sincerely, he will be forgiven. Vyrn then brings up how reckless it was for Feather to try to make understand another person by punching them. Feather then reveals that his role model was a person who could fight any opponent on equal footing with just his fists and come with an understanding of them afterwards. He never forgot the encounter with this person and strives to become even stronger, such that he can understand event the hearts of primal beasts using his fists.
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Patience, Young One
Feather is a crew member
A tavern owner claims Feather reminds him of a man he met before. Intrigued, Feather heads to the mystery man's last location and finds a field strewn with fist-imprinted rubble where a mountain used to be.
Feather not in crew
After a successful monster hunt, (Captain) and crew stop at a tavern for food. There they meet the owner, who claims that Feather reminds him of a man he'd met before. An intrigued Feather heads to where the mystery "Inquisitor" was last seen. There they come across a field strewn with rubble where a mountain had been. The rubble is pock-marked with imprints of a massive fist. Feather realizes that this is a man he must defeat if he is to be called the greatest fighter in the skies, and he joins the crew in the hopes that they come across this mighty mystery man.
(Captain) and crew join Feather on a monster hunt, arriving at a known monster feeding ground in the forest.
Feather's grown considerably stronger during his travels with the crew, and decides to cut loose and show off.
Feather: Hah! Hrrah!
Feather: ((Captain)... Seeing you in action... I now realize how much I have to learn...)
Feather: (There are so many incredible fighters out there... And I'm still so weak!)
During a monster hunt, (Captain) and crew are helped out by a young man named Feather.
Feather makes quick work of the monsters with a few strikes from his lightning-wreathed fists.
Feather: Hah! Hrrah!
Feather: (I've never heard of this (Captain) or their crew, but they're pretty tough. Guess the world's a bigger place than I thought.)
Feather: (There are so many incredible fighters out there... And I'm still so weak!)
Feather: Which is exactly why I'm going to get stronger!
Vyrn: All right! That should be the last of the monsters!
Feather: No. We're not done yet!
Feather enters a ready stance, his fists crackling with blue electricity.
Feather: Heh. Trying to hide? You can't conceal your hunger for battle!
The monster strikes at the party from the shadow of a tree, but Feather blasts it into submission with a single punch.
Vyrn: Nice! You could tell where it was hiding?
Vyrn: Heheh... I've said it before and I'll say it again: you're one tough customer, Feather!
Feather: No. I still have much to learn. I must get stronger.
Lyria: Hmm... Oh, you feel the same way, (Captain)?
Vyrn: Hm? What's going on with you two?
Lyria: It just... feels like there's something bothering you, Feather.
Feather: Hm? What's up? You wanna match fists with me, (Captain)?
Heh... I'd be happy to face someone as tough as you! Let's rumble!
- Same ol' Feather.
- I refuse to fight.
Heh... I'd be happy to face someone as tough as you! Let's rumble!
Choose: Same ol' Feather.Choose: You're imagining things.
- You're imagining things.
- I refuse to fight.
Lyria: Ahaha... That's true.Choose: I refuse to fight.Choose: I refuse to fight.
Feather: Hey, if that's what you want. But if another chance presents itself, let's make it happen!
Lyria: Ahaha... You might be right about that.Continue 1
Vyrn: Anyway, let's get back to the village and tell them the good news!
The crew returns to the village, where they receive the warmest of welcomes from the tavern owner.
Client: Thank you, all of you. You've been more help than you could ever imagine! Now then, eat up! You've earned it!
Lyria: Yay! It all looks so delicious!
Lyria: Erm, Feather? Your food's getting cold.
Feather: Oh. Right. I have to eat if I want to get stronger!
Client: Ha ha ha! You look plenty strong to me, young sir. You still want to get stronger?
Feather: That's right. I'm not even close to where I need to be. I'm going to perfect my fists... and get even stronger!
Client: Hoho, you really put your all into everything, don't you? You remind me of that Inquisitor fellow who came through these parts.
Feather's spoon stops in mid-air when he hears the tavern owner's words.
Vyrn: Inquisitor? What's that?
Client: Oh, he was magnificent. Able to quell a primal beast with one fist!
Vyrn: For serious? One fist was all he needed?
Feather: If that's true, he must be incredibly strong!
Feather: Hey, you! Tell me everything you know about this guy!
Client: Hmm... Let's see. It may be easier to simply show you.
The tavern owner brings them over to the nearby mountains.
Or at least, where the mountain used to be. What lies there now is nothing more than a sprawling field of rubble.
Feather: (Captain), do you feel that?
(Captain) tilts their head in bemusement.
Feather: Something truly incredible happened here. I can still feel their fighting spirit! My body... my fists can feel it!
A bead of sweat falls from Feather's furiously furrowed brow.
(Captain) shudders. Something is wrong with the rubble here.
Feather: What's wrong, (Captain)? Is there something up with my feet?
Feather: Wait... What in the world?
Feather picks up one of the stones by his feet with both hands.
The indentation on the rock was unmistakably created after impacting with the business end of a fist.
Vyrn: Gulp... That's not the only one. Every rock in the field is like this.
Lyria: Oh my gosh... Practically all of them have fist marks on them...
Feather: So basically... This place used to be a mountain.
Feather: However! Someone blasted it to pieces with one punch!
Vyrn: No way... Does somebody like that actually exist?
Feather: Heheh... Hahahaha! So that's how it is!
Feather clenches his trembling fists as he laughs.
Feather: My fists are aching... My heart is dancing! He was the one who did this!
Feather: He's the only one who could have done something this insane!
Vyrn: Wait, are you saying you know who did this?
Feather: The one who did this is none other than the man I've been chasing after!
Lyria: Huh? R-really?
Feather: That's what my fists are telling me... and they're never wrong!
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Hey, (Captain), listen! I've got a favor to ask of you!
Listen up, (Captain)! I've got a request for a strong, dependable skyfarer like yourself!
Feather: I want to get stronger. Much stronger. I can't just keep flailing my fists around!
Feather: But now it feels like the path forward's been opened! I have to find the guy who did this and match fists with him.
Feather: That's going to take me even closer to my goal! I'll be one step closer to being the best!
Feather: So please! Help me find the Inquisitor!
Choose: Sounds like fun!
- Sounds like fun!
- Sounds like a lot of work…
Feather: Ha ha! I knew I could count on you! With you in my corner, I'll be sure to find him!Choose: Sounds like a lot of work…
Feather: It shouldn't take too much of your time! Just a little bit's fine! So please... you're my only hope!
Moved by Feather's pleas for help, (Captain) can't help but agree to let him join the crew.
Feather: Are you sure? Haha! Thank you so much!Continue 2
Vyrn: Heheh... A guy who can punch mountains into pieces? That sounds like a serious challenge!
Feather: Heh... I'm coming for you, Inquisitor! And when I reach you, my fists are gonna meet your face!
With a renewed sense of purpose, Feather can't help but let out a mighty laugh.
But Feather's zeal can't help but read like impatience to (Captain), who worries that he may be rushing into a supremely dangerous situation.
Wielding a Fist of Fury
The crew goes after a group of bandits, the leader of which is rumored to have once fought the Inquisitor Feather is looking for. Feather can't contain his excitement, forcing (Captain) and others to run after him.
The crew heads to the hideout of a group of bandits threatening a nearby town.
Rumor has it that these bandits once fought the Inquisitor Feather is searching for.
This only makes Feather's rage boil over.
Feather: Grrah! Taste my fists!
Vyrn: Haha! You're at the top of your game right now, Feather!
Feather: No... Not yet! I still have to get stronger!
Lyria: Oh, Feather... Hey, (Captain). I've got a bad feeling about this.
The crew chases after the agitated Feather, heading for the bandit hideout.
Wielding a Fist of Fury: Scene 2
Feather charges onward with no concern for his safety, but (Captain) manages to save him from a monster. A swift punch from (Captain) yanks Feather out of his tunnel vision.
Feather: I sense an incredible fighting spirit!
Vyrn: H-hey! Feather? That's not where the hideout is!
Feather: But if I'm going to get stronger, I must fight powerful foes!
Feather balls his fists and runs headlong into the forest.
Lyria: Ah! (Captain)! We have to go after him!
Feather dodges the monster's attack by a hair's breadth, but falls down as a result.
The monster takes this opportunity to unleash a mighty attack in his direction.
Just as it looks like Feather is about to become monster food, (Captain) steps in to save the day.
With momentum on their side, (Captain) and the crew quickly finish off the monster.
Feather: Impressive as always, (Captain)!
Feather: I've still got a long way to go. I have to get stronger!
Feather: Huh? (Captain), are you all right?
Choose: What do you think you're doing?
- What do you think you're doing?
- (Punch him.)
Feather: What the? (Captain)?
(Captain) yells at Feather before punching him as hard as they can.Choose: (Punch him.)
(Captain) makes a fist and strikes Feather squarely in the face.
Feather: Gwargh!Continue 1
Lyria: Eek! (Captain)! What are you doing!
Lyria runs to Feather's side. He stands back up, holding his cheek.
Vyrn: Y-you okay, Feather?
Feather: Hahaha. I'm fine!
Feather: I needed that. You woke me up.
Feather: Your fist... your passion... I can feel them both deep down in my soul!
Feather: I want to get stronger. But I think I let my passions burn a little too hot.
Feather: Sorry if I made you guys worry.
Lyria: Sniff... Oh, Feather...
Feather: I won't get any stronger going on like this. I'll hit a wall eventually.
Feather: I thought the only way for me to improve was to match fists with the Inquisitor.
Feather: But I was wrong! I was blinded by my obsession!
Feather: After all... I've got you to guide me, (Captain)!
Feather: If I just take my time and work alongside you... I'll get stronger, slowly but surely!
Feather: Heh. That was a serious punch, though. Now it's my turn, (Captain)! You're gonna understand exactly how I feel!
Choose: Let's take care of those bandits first.
- Let's take care of those bandits first.
- Ready when you are!
Feather: Whoops... You're right! Let's do this!
Vyrn: Sigh... He's making me nervous again.Choose: Ready when you are!
Feather: Heh. You have any idea how long I've been waiting for you to say that?
Vyrn: Hold it! Hold it, hold it, hold it!
Vyrn: We have to take care of those bandits first!Continue 2
Lyria: Heehee. It's good to see Feather is back to his old self again.
Feather: Sorry for making you worry! I'm fine now!
Feather: Come on, (Captain)! Let's do this!
Wielding a Fist of Fury: Scene 3
Feather discovers that the bandits have laid traps for them, but successfully runs past them and knocks the bandit boss to the ground. Strangely enough, the boss seems to enjoy it, and challenges the crew to a proper bout.
The crew continues on their way, eventually arriving at a vast wilderness.
With no plants blocking the view, the crew easily spots the bandit hideout.
Vyrn: All right! Let's get going!
Feather: Hold on, Vyrn.
Feather: The plain feels too... open. Doesn't seem like there's anyone on watch, either.
Feather: I'm sensing something strange here. Like there's something going on with the ground.
Vyrn: What do you mean?
Feather: I think this whole area might be covered in traps.
Vyrn: Traps? What're we gonna do?
Feather: Haha... There's only one thing we can do!
Feather: We punch through!
Vyrn: Wait a sec! How'd you decide that?
Feather: The bandits must have a safe path to the entrance.
Vyrn: Which means... we just have to find that path?
Feather: It's not that simple. The bandits are gonna go on the offensive if they see us poking around.
Feather: And they're definitely not gonna skimp on the defenses... Which leaves us with one solution.
Feather: We run as fast as we can and get to the other side before the traps have time to activate!
Vyrn: I... I hate to say it, but it sure sounds like the right way to go here.
Lyria: It's a very Feather-like solution!
Vyrn: Yup! Just gonna have to grin and bear it!
Feather: Lyria, you'd better stick with (Captain). It'll be safer that way.
Feather: Heh. With that out of the way... let's go!
At Feather's command, the crew begins running across the landmine-strewn field.
Explosions erupt behind them as they run.
Vyrn holds onto (Captain)'s hair, screaming for dear life.
Vyrn: Gwaaah! Whatever you do, don't look behind you!
Feather: Huff... Pant... It's fine! We've got this!
(Captain) lets out a laugh before picking up the pace.
Thief: Hey, Boss! Come quick!
Leader: Tch... Trespassers, eh? All those explosions were a dead giveaway.
Thief: That's not all! You won't believe this, but they're ignoring the mines and running straight at us!
Leader: The hell you say?
The astonished boss looks out the window and spots the two figures sprinting toward the hideout.
Leader: Impossible! Who are these jokers? Everyone, ready your weapons!
Feather: Just a little more! We can do it! Time to surpass our limits, (Captain)!
Vyrn: I see him! Over there! That has to be the boss!
Feather: Graaaah! This one comes straight from our souls! Eat this!
(Captain) and Feather kick down the door to the hideout and punch the bandit boss clean in the face.
With that much sheer momentum guiding their punches, the boss never stood a chance. He slumps to the ground.
Thief: Neat trick, but now it's our turn! Get 'em!
Leader: Ngh... Wait...
The boss slowly rises from the floor while nursing the bruise on his cheek. He smiles.
Leader: I like the cut of your jib. That punch of yours was so straight... so sincere.
Feather: That's right! Our souls were in that punch! It must've rattled you straight to the core!
Leader: Heheheh, it hit me like a ton of bricks. But there was still something missing. It wasn't enough to make me feel alive.
Leader: So face me, you two! Spin me a yarn with your fists! Drive my very soul into a frenzy!
Feather: Heh... You've got spirit, I'll give you that. Very well. I'll rattle your soul!
Feather: My fists are gonna make you feel alive again!
Wielding a Fist of Fury: Scene 4
The boss is bested by Feather's indomitable spirit, and begins to reminisce about the Inquisitor. Feather consoles him, and the repentant boss swears to disband his gang and start a new life.
Both (Captain) and Feather hit the boss full force with their fists, and he slumps to his knees.
Leader: Heheheh... Hahaha. Now that's what I call a punch. Takes me back to my youth...
Leader: Reminds me of the time I fought this guy who called himself the Inquisitor...
Feather: You really did fight him, then?
Leader: A long time ago. He completely destroyed me. I felt neither good nor evil in his fists. Only the burning desire to grow stronger.
Leader: But I'm an old man now, and my body's not what it used to be.
Feather: I wouldn't say that. Our souls felt the blaze that continues to burn within you.
Feather: You still have some fight in you. I know it.
(Captain) nods in agreement, helping Feather pick the boss up off the ground.
He chuckles softly as he clasps their hands.
Leader: Mwahahaha! You two are really something, aren't you?
The boss promises to break up his gang, enlist in a local militia, and reform his life.
The crew asks for more information on the Inquisitor, but he doesn't seem to know anything useful.
Vyrn: Whew... Glad to see the old man make the decision to disband his crew.
Vyrn: Kind of a bummer that he didn't have any info on the Inquisitor, though.
Feather: No need to rush things. As long as I keep fighting and getting stronger, I'm sure I'll run into him one day.
Feather: Heh. And the one who made me realize that...
Feather: Is you, (Captain). I can't thank you enough.
Feather: Let's do this, (Captain). Let's become better fighters and find the Inquisitor... together!
Feather: Then we'll show him just how powerful we've become!
Freed from uncertainty, Feather smiles peacefully as he holds out his fist.
(Captain) smiles too, and matches fists with Feather.
True to form, Feather's blazing spirit and unwavering faith reach all the way to (Captain)'s soul.
Heart to Heart, Fist to Fist
Feather gets fired up after dreaming of a long-lost rival. Sensing that their reunion is close at hand, he wakes (Captain) and begs to take a request from the Knickknack Shack as soon as possible.
On a distant island, in a distant town, Feather exchanges words with a certain pink-haired man.
Feather: Check it out! The weather's perfect!
Feather: The world's practically tellin' us it's all gonna be okay!
The man nods.
Feather: Look. We go way back, don't we?
Feather: But I never got the chance to share a battle with you! That's my greatest regret!
The man is about to respond, but Feather stops him, balling his fist remorsefully.
Feather: No! I should be the one to apologize! I'm too weak, and you just couldn't bring yourself to raise your hand against a weakling like me. Isn't that right?
Feather: So I'm going to get stronger. I'm going to fight the strongest foes in the sky with these fists of mine!
Feather: And when we meet again, you'll have to fight me!
Feather: Hm? What was that? Oh, of course! I wouldn't dare put myself in danger!
Feather: Right on! We may not have matched fists, but I still know exactly what you're thinking!
Feather: Well, off I go! Till we meet again!
Feather: Was that a... dream?
It's early. The sun's only just beginning to rise; it's not enough to warm Feather's cold, uncovered head.
Feather: I can't just stay here!
His mind reawakened and firing on all cylinders, Feather leaps out of bed and heads for the door.
Meanwhile Vyrn is slumped over (Captain)'s face back in their room, fast asleep.
Choose: Wake Vyrn.
- Wake Vyrn.
- Slowly push him aside.
Vyrn: Yawn... Lemme sleep a little longer, (Captain). You should too. You had a long night.
After slowly pushing Vyrn aside, (Captain) readjusts the covers and goes back to sleep.Choose: Slowly push him aside.
Vyrn: I-I ain't gonna...
Vyrn refuses to let go of (Captain)'s face.
With sleepiness once again encroaching, (Captain) gives up on dislodging Vyrn and goes back to sleep.Continue 1
Feather: (Captain)! (Captain), wake up!
Vyrn: What the?
Surprised by Feather's early-morning alarm, (Captain) and Vyrn leap out of bed in confusion.
Lyria: Oh my gosh! What's the matter?
Lyria has been roused from her slumber in the room next door as well, sleepily stumbling into the hallway.
Vyrn: Hey, Feather! What's the big idea?
Feather: (Captain)! I can't just stay here!
Feather: He's out there somewhere, and when I think about all the conversations he's having with his fists, I get all fired up! I won't lose!
Lyria: Um... You're not going to lose what exactly?
Vyrn, Lyria, and (Captain) haven't quite finished waking up yet. Feather's words aren't connecting.
Feather: He and I are competing to have the strongest fists in the sky! I'm sure he's out there somewhere getting stronger as we speak!
Vyrn: Who's he? And would it kill you to calm down a little?
Feather: Yes! It would!
Lyria: Oh my gosh!
Feather's outburst shocks (Captain) and company to their senses.
Feather: As long as we're striving to be the strongest, I can't—no, we can't—afford to stand still!
Vyrn: Uh-huh? We're still not really sure what's going on though.
Vyrn may be thinking with a clear head now, but he still doesn't quite understand what Feather's talking about.
Feather: If you're feeling well rested, let's match fists, (Captain)!
With tremendous sighs, (Captain) and the others suddenly feel the energy drain out of them.
Vyrn: And that's why we suddenly came running into the hall.
Lyria: Oh... I thought a monster must have shown up. I'm glad it was nothing!
Having calmed down, Feather explains the dream he had that morning.
It was a dream from his past. A dream from the moment he made a promise to an old friend from his hometown.
Feather: Sorry about what happened earlier. I never meant to cause you guys any trouble.
Feather: I just... got impatient after that dream I had of him.
Vyrn: Wow. I've never heard of this childhood friend of yours!
Feather: I still haven't had a chance to talk to him with my fists. I was too green at the time.
Feather: But I want to light a match and set his thirst for battle ablaze. I promised him I'd make him use his fists the next time we meet!
Vyrn: But you have no idea where he is right now?
Feather: Right. I'm sure we'll run into each other eventually though.
Feather: I'm definitely going to match fists with him before I encounter the Inquisitor!
Feather: That dream must have been a sign from the heavens! A sign that we're going to settle our score!
Feather: Anyway! We're gonna go get a request, right, (Captain)?
Feather: Let's go take a monster extermination gig or something! Right now!
With Feather leading the charge, (Captain) and company head to the Knickknack Shack far earlier than anticipated.
Heart to Heart, Fist to Fist: Scene 2
The crew stops to eat before heading to the Knickknack Shack and hears rumors of a terrifyingly powerful monster. Feather's interest is piqued at the prospect of facing such a powerful foe.
Before taking a request, (Captain) and company head to a local cafeteria to eat, where they hear a strange rumor.
Guest 1: So you locked up with fear the minute your eyes met?
Guest 2: Yeah. I was expecting to die, man. The fact that I'm even here to tell you this feels like a miracle.
Vyrn: That sounds suspicious!
Feather: Hey, you! Can you tell me more about what you're talking about?
Guest 1: You must not be from around here. We're talking about a monster that's got everyone in the village scared out of their minds!
Guest 1: Five groups have tried to take it out this month alone, and they've all failed.
Guest 1: It's only a matter of time until the whole village falls to that thing.
Feather: The monster's that strong?
Guest 2: Monster's too nice a word. That thing's an atrocity. If you're prepared to go after it, be prepared to die.
Vyrn: Whoa... That's got bad news written all over it.
Lyria: Hmm... I'm not sensing a primal beast, so it's probably just a regular monster.
Feather: Gotcha! I don't care if it's a primal or not! I was looking for a chance to fight something tough, and life delivered!
Guest 2: Before I forget to mention it, that thing's driven all the nearby monsters into a frenzy. Be careful out there!
After finishing their meal, the crew hurries back to the Knickknack Shack.
Heart to Heart, Fist to Fist: Scene 3
Feather is overjoyed to find his pink-haired rival Randall, who turns out to be the very same rival he dreamed about earlier that day. The two decide to settle things with a race to see who can fulfill Siero's monster-extermination request the fastest.
Someone else is already speaking to Siero by the time the crew arrives.
???: I told you I can handle this by myself!
Sierokarte: Of course, of course! I'm not doubting your abilities, Randall. Just making sure you understand how dangerous the request is!
A young man with long, pink hair is aggressively arguing with the head of the Knickknack Shack.
Huh? That pink hair looks awfully familiar...
Feather: Is that you, Randall? It is, isn't it!
Randall: Feather? What the hell are you doing here?
Well, if it isn't the Randster! What brings you to the Knickknack Shack?
Vyrn: And... wait a sec, you two know each other?
Randall: Do we know each other? Do you have any idea how long I've been searching for this idiot?
Hm? This an acquaintance of yours, Feather?
Feather: An acquaintance? This guy's the super strong frenemy I dreamt about this morning!
Randall: Who are you calling a frenemy?
Randall: We've got a long and painful history together, sure, but I don't remember acknowledging you as my—
Feather: This is unbelievable! I can't believe we ran into each other here!
Feather: Everything good, Randall? Hahaha! I knew I had that dream for a reason!
Randall: I see your habit of interrupting others remains in full effect.
Randall: Humph! Fine. I've been waiting for this day.
Randall: It seems it was the will of the stars for us to meet here. And today... I'll put you away for good!
Okay, okay! Simmer down, you two!
Lyria: You've finally been reunited, and all you can think about is fighting?
Um! Could you maybe not fight?
Feather: Don't worry, Lyria! This isn't a fight. We're just gonna share all the stories of our adventures! With our fists!
Vyrn: That sure sounds like a fight to me!
Randall: Who said anything about using fists?
Sierokarte: Oh dear... Care to listen to the request I have, then?
Vyrn: That's right! We came here to get a request!
Lyria: Yes! Which is why you shouldn't fight! Isn't that right, (Captain)?
(Captain) nods vigorously.
Feather: Well, you're the boss. Let's listen to what Siero has to say.
Randall: Humph. We can do it now, or we can do it later. The outcome's not gonna change.
Sierokarte: Let's see... All I have to offer right now is this local monster exterminator job.
Vyrn: Hmm... What're the details?
Sierokarte: Well, you see... A terrible monster has taken up residence in a local cave as of late.
Sierokarte: Everyone sent to defeat it has been wiped out, and the town isn't sure what to do.
Feather: What the? That wouldn't happen to be the super tough monster we heard rumors about, would it?
Sierokarte: I'm afraid so.
Lyria: Uh-oh... Everyone was at a loss about it.
Vyrn: Sounds like just the thing to put (Captain)'s training to the test!
Feather: Same here. I want to see how my fists fare against this thing!
Randall: Hey! What about our big showdown?
Sierokarte has a flash of brilliance.
Sierokarte: Whoever beats the monster boss gets the loot! How does that sound?
Feather: Excuse me?
Vyrn: Heh heh! Sounds good to me! That'll tell us which one of you is stronger for sure!
Lyria: And this way you won't have to fight each other!
Randall: Humph. If that's how you want it, I'll happily prove my superiority to you by exterminating this monster!
Feather: I'm game! We can match fists after we beat it!
Feather: I'm getting fired up! Haaah!
And just like that, the crew finds themselves caught up in the fiery confrontation between two feisty fighters.
When Fists and Feet Collide
Feather and Randall crush the horde of monsters, evaluating each other's skills as they go. Randall ends up hurt after attempting to take on the head monster, driving Feather into a deadly rage.
Feather, Randall, and the rest of the crew proceed along a mountain path to the deadly monster lair.
Vyrn: Careful, guys! We've got monsters!
Randall: They're no match for me! Haaah!
Randall obliterates the monsters with a flurry of beautiful kicks. Feather seems slightly disappointed in himself.
Feather: Impressive, Randall! I can tell you've been testing yourself against all sorts of powerful foes!
Feather: However! I too have been training to the max! Haaah!
The sight of Randall's fighting abilities sends Feather into a battle frenzy.
Cloaked in lightning, Feather unleashes an attack that sends the nearby monsters flying.
Randall: Humph. You've gotten just a little bit better yourself, I see! Which is exactly why beating you down is going to be so, so sweet.
Randall: Listen up! You can try as much as you want to hit me, but you'll never even get close with your limited reach!
Randall unleashes another barrage of foot-based martial arts moves, subduing the newly replenished monster hordes.
Feather: Hahaha! This still isn't enough to make you use your fists? That just fires me up even more!
Randall: What did you just say?
Feather: When fists collide, they say everything that needs to be said. And this time... no matter what... I'm going to make you use yours!
Randall: You see what I'm capable of, and you still blabber on about that? Humph... Very well! I won't stop you!
Randall: Our final battle is close at hand! And by the time you realize your mistake... it will be too late!
Randall: I will make you painfully aware of just how out of reach I am!
Feather and Randall continue talking while decimating the monster hordes surrounding them.
The crew doesn't even have a chance to get a word in edgewise.
Feather: Hm? Wait! I just felt an incredible fighting spirit!
Vyrn: What the?
An earthshattering roar comes rumbling in from nearby.
(Captain) shields Lyria in a flash, sharp eyes scanning the area on high alert.
Feather: It's him! It's gotta be! You're sensing it too, right, Randall?
Randall: I am! But don't you dare try anything! I'm going to handle this myself!
Feather: Hold on, Randall! This is gonna be way tougher than you're expecting! I'm fighting too!
In the next instant, Randall dashes off in the direction of the roar.
Feather follows suit, and the two run like the wind toward their destined destination.
Vyrn: H-hey! We've gotta go after 'em!
The crew races after them, but far from catching up, they soon lose track of the two fighters completely.
Vyrn: How did we lose track of two guys with such colorful hair?
Lyria: I've got a bad feeling about that roar we heard earlier... We have to catch up with them!
Feather: Randaaaall! Wait up! I'm right behind you!
Vyrn: T-they're over there! Let's go!
Feather: I've been feeling an unbelievable fighting spirit from that cave! It must be a thousand times more powerful than what I felt a second ago... maybe more!
Lyria: There you are, Feather!
Vyrn: Huff... Geez! Could you maybe not go running off on your own next time?
Feather: What I'm sensing from inside that cave is bonkers, (Captain)! A pitch-black fighting spirit unlike anything I've ever felt before!
Feather: I felt Randall's spirit loud and clear up until a second ago, but now it's like it never existed in the first place!
Accompanying the roar from inside the cave is a massive blast of wind which sends (Captain) and the others flying.
Feather: Everyone okay? Nobody hurt?
Lyria: Ouch... I'm okay, but... Oh my gosh!
When the dust settles, the crew finds Randall face down on the floor of the cave.
Feather: Randall! Randall, are you okay?
Randall: Rgh... Stay back... It's crazy strong!
Feather: So there is something in there! Hold on! I'll save you!
Randall: You idiot! I told you to stay ba—
A massive shadow appears in front of Feather, blocking the way.
Feather: What's this thing's problem? Could it be the source of the incredible fighting spirit I felt earlier?
The monster looming before the crew has crazed, bloodthirsty eyes. Palpably starved for combat, its entire body courses with power.
Vyrn: That beast is no joke, (Captain)! We have to save the Randster before it's too late! Except... it looks like we have to deal with this thing first!
The monster has Feather in its sights and seems ready to strike at any moment.
Randall: Nrgh... For crying out loud, I told you idiots to stay back!
Red liquid drips from the monster's maw while the brutally injured Randall lies to its side. In the next instant, something snaps within Feather.
Feather: Are you... Are you the one who did this to Randall? Mark my words... You are not getting away with this!
Feather: Whoever hurts my friends pays the price! Now say your prayers, beast!
Feather gives in to his rage and lunges at the monster.
The monster responds in kind, striking at Feather.
Lyria: Oh no! Feather!
Randall: Do you have a death wish? How stupid can you be?
Randall: If you die... I'm the one who's going to suffer, you know! Argh... Fine!
Vyrn: They can't handle this by themselves! We've gotta fight too!
When Fists and Feet Collide: Scene 2
(Captain) succeeds in defeating the monster but ends up completely exhausted in the process. Feather and Randall team up to protect (Captain) and finally get a chance to settle their score after safely returning to the village.
(Captain) and the crew manage to eke out a narrow victory against the battle-hungry beast.
Vyrn: Puff... Wheeze... We managed to beat that thing... somehow.
After Feather attempted to protect the badly beaten Randall from the monster, (Captain) had no choice but to join the fray.
But the repercussions are severe. (Captain) is battered and bruised, and can barely move.
Lyria: Oh no... You're hurt all over, aren't you, (Captain)?
Choose: I was almost a goner back there.
- I was almost a goner back there.
- Can you help me up?
(Captain) says this with something resembling a smile, but Feather and Randall are deeply apologetic nonetheless.
Feather: I'm sorry, (Captain)! I always seem to be causing you trouble...
Feather: Let me make it up to you! I'll carry you back to the ship!Choose: Can you help me up?
(Captain) says this with something resembling a smile, but Feather and Randall are deeply apologetic nonetheless.
Feather: I'm sorry, (Captain)! I won't just help you up! I'll carry you back to the ship myself!Continue 1
Randall: I never wanted to get you involved in this. If there's anything I can do to make it up to you...
The crew heads back to the ship with Feather carrying (Captain) on his back.
Vyrn: Heheh. Now here's a sight you don't see too often!
The sight of (Captain) helplessly clinging to Feather's back can't help but make Vyrn laugh.
Lyria: Monsters incoming!
Feather: Randall! Behind you!
Randall: I'm well aware! You keep (Captain) safe! Don't let those monsters so much as lay a finger on 'em!
Feather: No need to tell me twice! I'll keep you safe, (Captain), so feel free to rest!
Randall and Feather's tremendous teamwork sends the monsters down for the count.
And just as Feather said, (Captain) was able to sleep like a baby the entire time.
Vyrn: Wow, nice work, guys! You really know how to work together when it counts!
Feather: No biggie! We've been fighting side by side since we were little! Right, Randall?
Randall: Humph! The day I get along with this idiot is the day the sky freezes over!
Lyria: Hee hee...
(Captain) and company have survived the brutal battle, successfully completing the request. They report back to the Knickknack Shack.
Sierokarte: Welcome back! Very impressive, everyone! Who came out on top?
Without skipping a beat, Feather and Randall point at (Captain).
Randall: (Captain) deserves credit for this one. We lost our fight. Still have a long way to go to the top.
Feather: Which is exactly why we have to settle things ourselves!
Randall: That was my intention from the start!
Feather: Hey, Randall. Here's your chance. Let's have a little chat... and this time, use your fists.
Randall: You're still going on about that?
Randall: I'm going to slam everything I've got into that stupid face of yours! And in that moment victory will be mine!
Feather: That's just what I wanted to hear, Randall! Whatever you dish out... I can take it!
Lyria: Huh? You're both covered in bruises, but you're still going to fight?
Vyrn: Time to throw in the towel, Lyria. They're gonna be like this no matter what you say. Right, (Captain)?
Feather: You watching this, (Captain)? This is what happens when souls collide!
When Fists and Feet Collide: Scene 3
Fists and feet collide in Feather and Randall's final showdown. Feather realizes the fearsome warrior Randall encountered is the very same Inquisitor he's long been searching for and vows to overcome his limits in pursuit of even greater strength.
Feather: Wheeze... Huff... This... is how... I feel!
Randall: I'll always be... out of your reach... You won't even get close to me!
The two fighters are settling their score at last. Feather's fist streaks through the air, plunging into Randall's solar plexus.
A brutal kick from Randall, meanwhile, strikes Feather hard in the chest.
It's a long and brutal fight, but the end result... is a draw.
Feather: Huff... Huff... Huff...
Feather: Randall... I felt it... Your soul... Your spirit!
Feather: I felt them not through your fists... but through your feet!
Randall: Wheeze... You managed to slip past my range... you utterly aggravating idiot!
Feather: Huff... Hey, Randall!
Randall: What is it now?
Feather: I'm gonna get even stronger... I'm never gonna lose to those kicks of yours ever again!
Randall: Humph... And next time we meet, I'm going to make sure you understand exactly how far out of your reach I am!
Feather: There are still a lot of tough guys out there... Guys I can't even hold a candle to!
Feather: But one day I'm going to run into the Inquisitor... and I need to be even stronger to go toe to toe with him!
Randall: The Inquisitor? What are you talking about? Do you realize how sad you sound right now?
Randall: Now that you mention it though... There was a man I met who blew away a group of serious psychopaths with one fist...
Feather: What did you say?
Feather: Randall! You have to tell me more!
And Randall obliges. He speaks about a man who made his fist supreme. About the first man he ever felt awed by.
About how small he felt. About how ashamed he felt.
Feather: That has to be him! That has to be the Inquisitor I'm searching for!
Feather: Randall! What did he look like?
Randall: You're spitting on me, you dunce! Give me space!
Randall: I never got a clear look. It all happened in an instant. Impossible to process.
Feather: The Inquisitor was so powerful that someone on the same level as me couldn't even comprehend it?
Randall: When you put it that way... I can't help but feel disgusted...
Feather: I'm going to get so much stronger!
Feather: And one day! Before I match fists with the Inquisitor!
Feather: I... I'm gonna...
Feather: I'm gonna exceed my limits!
Feather makes a brand new promise to himself as he raises his fist to the sky.
Encountering his old friend has reinvigorated him, the path forward illuminated once more.
It may not be long until Feather finally encounters the Inquisitor he's been searching for.