The Captive Avenger
Jamil had split off from the crew in order to pursue those who had betrayed his clan, and promises to return after completing his mission, but is captured along the way. Determined to reunite with (Captain) and company, Jamil searches for a way to escape captivity.
Jamil: (This is...)
Jamil lived under the cover of darkness in hopes of one day avenging his clan.
Holding the Black Knight partly responsible for his clan's destruction, he tried to assassinate her but failed. He was on the run before being saved by (Captain) and company.
When the crew learned of his plight, they welcomed him aboard as another ally to fight against the empire.
Jamil came to see (Captain) and Lyria as his masters and swore an oath of fealty.
Jamil, feeling groggy, is held captive in a prison when he begins to recall his parting with the crew.
After numerous adventures (Captain) and company finally collect all necessary pieces of the sky map.
Vyrn: Hehe! Now we've got what we need to move on to another skydom!
Lyria: Yeah! We did it, (Captain)!
Jamil: Master (Captain).
Vyrn: Hm? What's the matter?
Jamil: This is as far as I go.
Lyria: Huh? Is everything okay, Jamil?
Jamil: As I've said before... I must go after the traitor who sold out my clan to the Imperial Intelligence Bureau.
Jamil: I understand that the Erste Empire has regained its status as a kingdom, and the IIB has been reduced to a fraction of its former size.
Jamil: I'd wager he hasn't left the Phantagrande Skydom yet.
Jamil: Until I've avenged my parents—no, my clan—I cannot allow myself to leave this skydom.
Lyria: Mm... Yeah, I see where you're coming from...
Lyria: I just thought we'd always be traveling together...
Lyria: But I guess you have your own goals in all of this.
Jamil: Master (Captain), Lyria. I ask for forgiveness in breaking my vow to trace your steps and protect you as your shadow.
Vyrn: Why don't we all just stay and help Jamil with his mission before moving on to the next skydom?
Jamil: Your words gladden me, but halting the progress of my master's journey for my own purposes would be far too selfish of me.
Jamil: Please proceed with your next course of action as planned, Master (Captain).
Jamil: I pray that you will all one day reach Estalucia safe and sound.
Lyria: Umm... I guess calling it quits on this revenge quest would be—
Jamil: I'd never be able to forgive myself if I did that. I hope you can understand where I'm coming from...
Jamil: I seek revenge not merely for myself, but for everyone in my clan who fell victim to treachery.
Jamil: I apologize that I am unable to heed your counsel, Lyria...
Seeing how determined Jamil is, (Captain) allows his departure from the crew on one condition.
Jamil: You want me to chase after you when I've completed my mission here?
Lyria: Yeah, then everything would work out! Really look forward to meeting up with you later, Jamil!
Vyrn: Right on! We'll be waitin' for you!
Jamil: Very well... I swear it!
And thus Jamil takes a temporary leave from the crew.
Jamil: (Captain)'s parting words make me proud to call him master...
Former IIB Spy: Well, well, look who's awake...
Former IIB Spy: Tch... Stone cold floor's too good of a bed for a worthless assassin like you.
Jamil: Harsh words from someone so useless as to be banished from the Intelligence Bureau.
Former IIB Spy: Know your place, rogue!
Jamil: (I did well in tracking down possible traitors along with imperial spies banished from the IIB when the empire was disbanded, but...)
Jamil: (Not doing a clean sweep of the premises beforehand was entirely my fault...)
Jamil: (Why did I act in haste? Perhaps it was my desire to return to Master (Captain)'s side at the earliest...)
Jamil: (If only I had known the traitors had already left Erste Kingdom before I infiltrated Mephorash...)
Jamil: (I could have acted without concern of souring relations between Master (Captain)'s crew and Princess Orchis.)
Former IIB Spy: Tryin' to act smart now, eh? Now, don't you forget we can kill you off anytime we want.
Jamil: (Well, they've definitely tried to keep me alive for all this time...)
Jamil: (I can only imagine that the traitor, or perhaps these men, have something in mind for me.)
Jamil: (And until they've gotten their use out of me, I doubt they would just go ahead and kill me.)
Jamil: (I've got time—whether it's enough, I don't know. But I'm going to get out of here and put them all down!)
Despite his desire to rejoin (Captain) and company, Jamil is nonetheless consumed with thoughts of revenge.
Whether he can turn the current situation around and eventually accomplish his goals is anyone's guess.
The crew receives a letter explaining that Jamil has been captured by former members of the Imperial Intelligence Bureau (IIB). Unwilling to abandon a friend in need, they backtrack to Jamil's location.
Some time passes after (Captain) and company part with Jamil and prepare to leave the Phantagrande Skydom.
Preparations complete, the crew gets ready to take on the Grim Basin.
But (Captain) notices a hint of concern in Lyria's expression and calls out to her.
Lyria: Ah, I was just thinking of Jamil...
Lyria: You know, maybe we shouldn't have left him all alone back there...
Lyria: I can't imagine what sort of trouble he's going up against right now...
(Captain) nods, understanding her concern.
Just then a distant voice calls out to them.
Messenger: You guys in the airship! Please hear me out before taking off!
Lyria: Hm? That armor... He's from the Erste Kingdom—Yes? What is it?
The crew welcomes the messenger onto the airship.
Lyria: Anything we can help with? Oh no, don't tell me... Did something happen to Orchis?
Messenger: No, Her Highness is well! I am simply here to deliver a letter from her.
Vyrn: Okeydoke... So we just gotta read that letter then!
(Captain) takes the letter and begins reading it with Lyria and Vyrn.
Lyria: Erm... So the Imperial Intelligence Bureau was scaled down when the Erste Empire reverted to a kingdom...
Lyria: And the former spies who used to work there have started up a business selling valuable intel.
Vyrn: Wait! It says here those guys have captured Jamil! Not good, guys!
The letter explains that because the group responsible is no longer under the kingdom's jurisdiction, Orchis cannot simply order them to release Jamil.
She apologizes for her inability to do much to help resolve the situation, indicating in the letter the location he is being held hostage.
Having read through the letter, (Captain) gets ready to change the course of the Grandcypher to save Jamil.
Vyrn: (Captain)... You sure about this?
Vyrn: I mean, coming all the way out here right in front of the Grim Basin wasn't easy...
Vyrn: Going back now means we'll have to do it all over again... Just making sure you know the stakes...
Choose: Jamil's a friend.
- Jamil's a friend.
- No question about it.
Lyria: That's right! Jamil's a valuable friend!
Lyria: Let's go save him, (Captain)!Choose: No question about it.
Vyrn: Hehe! I thought you'd say that!
Vyrn: There's no way you'd ever abandon a friend in need!Continue 1
With a nod (Captain) sets a course for the location Jamil is being held captive.
Uncertain Tomorrow: Scene 2
A former IIB spy explains that he captured Jamil in an attempt to worsen relations between (Captain)'s crew and the Erste Empire. Jamil grows worried, but his fears are quickly allayed when (Captain) and company come in to save the day.
(Captain) and company blaze through the skies, fast approaching Jamil's location.
Meanwhile, Jamil carefully watches for an opportunity to make his escape.
Former IIB Spy: Heh, you don't look the least bit terrified. 'Course I'd expect no less from a survivor of the Urzhuwan Clan.
Former IIB Spy: How's about I go ahead and crush that smug face of yours?
Former IIB Spy: Humph, why do you think we went through the trouble of capturin' ya?
Former IIB Spy: It's to make a big stink between your crew and the Erste Kingdom. Make y'all hate each other and all that.
Former IIB Spy: Finally changed your tune, eh? Overly powerful crews like yours only upset the balance of the world.
Jamil: And that's a detriment to information-controlling groups like yours, I take it.
Former IIB Spy: So you do get it. Look, I know my buds and I are now former members of the Intelligence Bureau, but we're citizens of the Erste Kingdom first and foremost—
Jamil: And so you want Princess Orchis to take some responsibility in all of this.
Jamil: Diminish the crew's influence by destroying its relations with major players, huh? What a cheap trick.
Former IIB Spy: Heh. You better hope this master of yours don't go blamin' Princess Orchis for the mess.
Jamil: (This costly mistake has caused trouble not only for (Captain), but also for the princess, to whom I should be most loyal to...)
Jamil: (The thought of offing myself as a last resort had crossed my mind, but...)
Jamil: (Such a course of action would only further the ends of these nefarious men!)
Jamil: (I must find a way to escape!)
Jamil is now fully determined to make a run for it.
Former IIB Spy: What's that sound?
Lyria: Jamil! You're hurt all over!
Jamil: (Captain), my master... And Lyria, Vyrn... Why have you come?
Vyrn: Hehe! Orchis sent us a letter telling us everything that's going on here! So we came to bust you out!
Jamil: You've come for me?
Lyria: Mm-hm! You're our dear friend after all!
Former IIB Spy: You're not gettin' outta here so easy!
Free of his constraints, Jamil repels the former IIB spy's attack aimed at Lyria.
Jamil: I will not allow you to harm Lyria!
Vyrn: All right! Let's cream these guys and get back to the ship, (Captain)!
Uncertain Tomorrow: Scene 3
Jamil wants to torture the former IIB spy for info, refusing at first to hand the spy over to the authorities, but the crew convinces him that torture would only aggravate the cycle of hate. Deep down though, Jamil is torn between his loyalty to (Captain) and his thirst for vengeance.
Jamil and the others obliterate the former IIB spies present.
Vyrn: Whew! We should hand them over to the authorities!
Jamil: Not so fast, Vyrn. These men likely have info concerning the traitor I seek.
Jamil: A bit of torture should make them talk. I don't think it'll take too long, so perhaps you can wait out here while I—
Choose: That's enough.
- That's enough.
- Are your master's words absolute?
Lyria: Yeah, Jamil! Haven't we seen enough violence for today?
Jamil: But, Lyria...Choose: Are your master's words absolute?
Vyrn: We already kicked their butts good. Ain't that enough?
Jamil: But I...Continue 1
Lyria: Umm... I don't want to hurt these people anymore...
Lyria: But more importantly, this is not something I want to see you doing, Jamil...
Lyria: You'll be the one with others bearing grudges on you if you go to such extremes...
(Captain) pats the teary-eyed Lyria on the shoulder and looks Jamil in the eye.
Jamil: Very well... Let us hand them over to the local guards.
Jamil: Lyria... I'm sorry for making you worry so much.
Lyria: It's all right... I'm just really glad you've made the right choice on this!
Vyrn: Time to haul these guys away!
Former IIB Spy: Darn it!
The crew ties down the former IIB spies and drags them out of the hideout.
Jamil gazes at (Captain)'s back while following behind everyone.
Jamil: (Forgive me, Master (Captain)... But I cannot so simply give up the feelings of hatred and vengeance I've harbored for all these years.)
Jamil: (That wouldn't be me...)
Though he walks beside the glimmer of hope that is (Captain) and company, Jamil cannot abandon the vengeance he seeks.
Yet even he himself cannot foresee where such feelings may land him one day.