|| Spoiler Alert!|
These tabs contain full Fate Episode cutscene scripts with major spoilers about the character. View these tabs at your own discretion.
Ocean Loving Coast Guard
The crew retire to the beach after successfully completing a mission. Once there, Lyria is distraught when she sees a young man jumping off a cliff. The man, named Joel, turns out to be a coast guard. He tells the crew of the legend of an endless sea, somewhere beneath the skies. Thinking it might help him find a way to get there, he asks to join the crew of the Grandcypher.
(Captain) and crew had taken on a job delivering goods to Auguste.
Upon finishing the job, the crew took the opportunity to enjoy some time off at the beach.
Lyria: Ah! I'm so glad that smell that was coming from the water's finally disappearing!
Vyrn: Right! The old man at the shop said that he was in real trouble with the beach closed during tourist season.
Vyrn: Heheh, but now things should be back to normal in no time! We'll be up to our necks in tourists before you can say "sea"!
As they walked along the beach, watching the waves roll in, Lyria suddenly shouted out in surprise.
Lyria: Ah! Look! What's a person doing way up there?
The young boy, who was stood on top of a rocky outcrop, took a deep breath, and dived into the sea below.
Lyria: AAAAH! Th-th-this is terrible! He fell into the water!
The distraught Lyria started rushing towards the water, but before she got there the young boy resurfaced.
Lyria: Are you OK? You're not hurt, are you? Did you bang your head? Are you concussed?
???: Huh? What's going on? What's wrong with her?
Lyria: You just fell from that cliff, that's what's wrong!
???: Oh, you mean my dive? Don't worry, I do it all the time.
Lyria: You do it all the time? You mean, you're clumsy?
???: What? I guess you don't come to the beach often, do you?
???: That rock is really popular with divers. There are no rocks beneath it, so it's really safe.
???: I guess it looks pretty dangerous if you don't know that. Sorry if I startled you.
Lyria: No, no, don't apologize. In fact, I should apologize for overreacting!
???: Are you guys tourists? The beach itself is still closed, so I'm afraid not many of the shops are open right now.
???: Hey, it's almost lunch. Let me take you to a restaurant I know.
Vyrn: So Joel, you patrol the beach and make sure that no one gets into trouble? Like some sort of…guard of the coast?
Joel: That's right. But with the beach closed, all the coast guards are on vacation.
Vyrn: But, if you're on vacation, what're you doing here?
Joel: Because I love the ocean. I love swimming in it, I love just watching it. I can't imagine being anywhere else.
Joel: I like to watch the ocean when I'm stressed.
Lyria: "Stressed"? Are you in some kind of trouble?
Joel: Not in trouble, but I do have a dream. Lyria, have you heard that beneath the sky there lies a massive ocean?
Lyria: What! There's something beneath the sky? And it's an ocean?
Joel: That's what the legends say. Ever since I was little, all I've wanted to do is swim in that endless sea…
Joel: If I didn't have my job here, I don't think I'd be able to stop myself from looking for it.
Joel: Not that I'd know where to start.
Vyrn: Hmmm… I ain't never heard of anyone making their way beneath the sky.
Vyrn: I mean, if you were going beyond the sky's edge we might be able to help you. That's where (Captain)'s father is.
Joel: The sky's edge? You mean Estalucia, Island of the Astrals?
Lyria: Exactly! We're looking for the sky's edge. Isn't that right, (Captain)!
Joel: (Captain), I think I might want to join you on your quest.
Vyrn: Are you sure, Joel?
Joel: Sure of what?
Vyrn: I mean, you know we're heading to the sky's edge, right?
Joel: Right, you said earlier.
Vyrn: But you said that you want to go beneath the sky, didn't you?
Joel: That is my lifelong dream, yes.
Vyrn: But…wait…what? We're not trying to get beneath the sky, why would you want to come with us?
Joel: What? Oh, I guess I need to explain.
Joel: I want to get beneath the sky, but I don't know how to do it.
Joel: You're aiming for the sky's edge, but you be stopping off at all kinds of places along the way, won't you?
Joel: As we go along on this arduous journey, I can look for a way down. That's why I want to join you.
Vyrn: I still don't get it! Can't you make it any simpler?
Joel: Humph. Sorry, I don't think so.
Joel: So, (Captain), how about it? Can I join you?
Choose: Of course!
- Of course!
- Most islands have no sea, you know?
Vyrn: Joel, you OK? You went quiet all of a sudden.
Joel: Huh? Oh, it's nothing. I just didn't expect you to say yes so quickly, I'm in shock.Choose: Most islands have no sea, you know?
Joel: I… I'm OK with that. I have to swim in that endless sea!
Joel: Anyway, I have a spell to make orbs of water on land. I'll have to make do swimming in those.
Lyria: Wow! That's amazing! You'll have to show us later!
Joel: Sure thing.Continue 1
Joel: I'll try my best to be useful to you and your crew. You won't regret it, (Captain).
And so Joel, a young coastguard looking for a way to the endless sea beneath the sky, joined (Captain)'s crew.
Does the boundless ocean that he so longs for actually exist? Only time will tell for these intrepid travelers.
The Grandcypher has lands and the crew have spend the night resting up. The next morning Joel wakes them up early to get some exercise in before breakfast. After a little stretching, which Lyria mistakes for the main workout, Joel suggests they patrol the surrounding area for monsters.
(Captain) and the crew had stopped at an island for the night, and were relaxing on the ship's deck.
The following day they headed in to town to see if anyone could do with their help.
Joel: (Captain). (Captain), wake up. It's time to get going.
Vyrn: Yaaawn… Huh? Joel? What are you doing up this early?
Joel: Good morning, Vyrn. It's already daybreak, so we should be up.
Vyrn: What are you talking about? We were up so late last night, surely we deserve to sleep-in a bit?
Joel: No. You have to seize every day and live it to the fullest.
Joel: The life of a skyfarer is dictated only by the jobs that they find, so it's easy to get complacent.
Joel: But for a skyfarer, jobs are also our lifeblood. We cannot afford to idle away the day in bed.
Joel: Living a full life is good for both the body and the soul. That's why you need to get up, (Captain).
Lyria: Yaaaaaaawn. What's going on?
Joel: Lyria, you should get up too. Let's all get a drink of water, and do some morning stretches. You'll feel better after that.
(Captain) gave in to the stubborn Joel and got up. They all headed out onto the deck.
Joel: One, two, one, two. OK, now hold your breath.
Lyria: Heehee, I've never done morning exercises before, they're really fun!
Joel: OK, so that's the warm-up done.
Lyria: What? Warm-up? That's just the warm-up?
Joel: It's time for you all to really start moving your bodies.
Joel: Come on, let's go!
Vyrn: Wait! Joel, you've not even told us what we're supposed to do yet!
Joel: What? Oh, you're right. I was thinking we'd go for a little jog before breakfast.
Joel: Perhaps we could patrol the area around the airship to make sure there are no monsters nearby.
Joel: It'll be exercise, and be useful. Two birds with one stone.
Vyrn: What! You consider that light exercise?
Joel: Come on. The more you stand here complaining, the later breakfast will be.
Vyrn: Guess we don't have a choice.
Lyria: Heehee, I'm sure that after a bit of exercise, breakfast will taste even better than usual. C'mon (Captain), let's go!
Holistic Health: Scene 2
Clearing the surrounding area of monsters, the crew find their way to a nearby town. The look for a bakery to buy some bread for their breakfast, but rather than finding bread, they find a father and son arguing. The crew try to intervene, but this just angers the son even more.
After clearing the area of all monsters the crew, following a sprinting Joel, approached a nearby town.
Joel: Hmm, this town is actually closer than I thought.
Vyrn: Phew… You know, fighting monsters and then a marathon run isn't exactly what I'd call "light" exercise"!
Joel: You can't deny that it woke you up though.
Lyria: Ugh, I'm sooo hungry now…
Joel: I'll make everyone breakfast when we get back. Seeing as we've made it to town, let's go buy some bread.
Vyrn: Oh well, I guess we've made it this far, we might as well carry on!
Joel: Ah, look, there it is. The bakery.
Joel: Huh? Looks like there's trouble brewing.
Baker: How many times have I… I've had it up to here with you! Coming back at this hour!
Baker's Son: I hate you dad! You're always complaining about me. I wish the monsters would come and get you!
Vyrn: What's this? A father and son?
Baker's Son: Go to hell, dad!
The son threw a punch at his father, but Joel managed to step in just in time.
Baker's Son: You'd stay outta this if you knew what was good for you!
Joel: You look tired. A lack of sleep can affect your ability to make rational decisions.
Joel: An unhealthy lifestyle leads to an unhealthy body, and mind. You are a textbook example of that right now.
Joel: Do you think punching your father will solve anything? Hmm?
Baker's Son: Just butt outta this, will ya? If you don't get lost, I might just punch you instead!
Baker: Wha? Now you're insulting complete strangers?
Joel: I'm afraid if you don't calm down and talk things through rationally, I won't have much choice but to…
Joel: (Captain), I don't suppose I could ask for your help with this?
Holistic Health: Scene 3
The crew have little trouble in overpowering the baker's son. Joel takes to the boy, and offers him advice on how to change his life for the better. He then takes the boy out for some light exercise. Through hard work and determination, Joel successfully diverts the youngster from his path to self-destruction, and they leave the baker a very different son than the one they found him with.
Joel: Now, have you calmed down a little?
Baker's Son: No fair! I'm sure you're cheating, how else can you be that good!
Baker: How did he ever turn out like this? He was always such a gentle child.
Joel: It can be hard to stay on the right path.
Baker's Son: What're you…
Joel: You may feel like you need to rebel and lash out, but I assure you, you'll regret having done so in the future.
Joel: Violence begets violence. Once begun it can quickly spiral out of control.
Baker's Son: What're you talking about? Stop talking so fancy!
Joel: No need to sulk. I'm sure that it's not too late for you. If you change your ways now, things will get better.
Joel: Don't worry, I'll help you through this.
Baker's Son: Huh? Whoa! Don't touch me! I can get up on my own!
Joel: (Captain), I'm going to take this boy out for some light exercise. You head on back to the airship.
Vyrn: Huh? Ah, wait! Humph, he's gone.
Joel was true to his word, and from then on he looked after the baker's boy even as he continued with his work with (Captain).
Joel: Come on, just 10 more. After we've worked on your core strength, we can move onto your arms.
Baker's Son: Yessir!
Baker: Oho! Now that's more like it!
Through Joel's tireless tuition, the baker's boy had successfully changed his ways.
The ever health-conscious Joel returned to the airship, where he continued to look after the minds and bodies of the crew.
For Love of the Sea
Cailana and Joel visit their hometown of Auguste and rush off to their favorite place by the sea. While fondly recollecting memories of times past, the two spot miscreants on the beach and decide to teach them right from wrong.
On one of their days off, (Captain) and the crew visit Auguste.
All the members are enjoying their time in the best way they know how.
Cailana: Wow! Just feel that breeze! It's got a scent that brings back memories!
Cailana: Haha! (Captain) said I could go out to relax! Be back in a bit!
Cailana avoids the crowded beach and instead sets out for a place she used to visit practically every day.
Meanwhile, a young boy stands on some ever-so-slightly elevated rocks while gazing out into the gently undulating ocean.
Joel takes in the air of his hometown he has so pined for.
Joel: The water really does have a calming effect...
Joel: The smell, the air, all of it... I wish I could take it with me wherever I go.
???: Awesome! Nobody's around, so I get this whole place to myself!
Joel: Is that...
Cailana: Haha! This feels amazing!
Joel: Goodness... Chipper as always, I see.
Joel looks out across the sea he knows so well, breathes in deeply, and leaps.
Cailana: Is that who I think it is?
Cailana homes in on the figure she just saw jump into the water and approaches joyfully.
Joel: Huff... Huff...
Cailana: Dude! Joel!
Cailana: Hahaha! So you came here too!
Joel: Of course I did. It's been so long since I've seen the sea of Auguste. This place helps me relax.
Joel: Look at you. Haven't changed a bit.
Nothing beats this beach, y'know? It's got... like this soothing effect.
After their swim is over, the two head back to the shore and take in their hometown's open waters.
Joel: It's been so long since I've felt this way... There's something so nostalgic about being here.
Cailana: Hahaha! Totally! Before our adventure began it was just the norm to be here. Now it feels almost weird being back!
Joel and Cailana... Born in Auguste... Raised in Auguste...
For as long as they can remember, they have been thick as thieves. Before their journey began, the shared affection for the sea brought them together every day.
On the one hand, the calm Joel has eyes only for the sea beneath the clouds.
On the other hand, the reckless Cailana seeks to ride the monstrous waves created by Leviathan.
They seem like polar opposites at first glance, but what they both have in common are larger-than-life dreams and a genuine love for the water.
Cailana: Oh! That reminds me! I don't think the cascade's coming today.
Cailana: When I went to visit gramps, he told me so. He said they're rare nowadays.
Cailana: This stinks... It would have been totally awesome if I'd been able to ride at least one legendary wave!
Joel: Are you still serious about doing that?
Joel: Seriously... How many times do I have to tell you? Those waves are dangerous.
Cailana: Hey! You're not going to start lecturing me, are you? Come on! Gimme a break!
Joel: You'd use up your nine lives just trying to ride one of those things...
Joel: You know... The sea isn't your conquest. It's like family.
Cailana: I know that! I treat it like my baby! Anyone who lives in Auguste knows the ocean's a part of them.
Cailana: It's because I love the sea that I want to understand it better than anyone.
Understanding and conquering aren't the same thing... Do you normally want to conquer family members?
Cailana: Mmm... You know, you're missing my point! You can be so hardheaded sometimes!
Cailana: Sniff, sniff...
Hey! The wind is calling me! Catch ya later!
Joel: Whoa! Hold your horses! You never listen to what people have to say...
After escaping Joel's sermon, Cailana, with surfboard in possession, proceeds back to the ocean. She suddenly stops.
Cailana: Joel! Look at those guys...
Joel: What now? One minute you're running and the next you stop dead in your tracks... I can't keep up.
Cailana: Save your preaching for later! Look over there...
Cailana gestures to the shore. A group of young men in the midst of their barbeque are throwing trash into the ocean.
Cailana: I thought I smelled something off! They have no respect for the sea!
Cailana: Let's get a move on!
Cailana: Stop that!
Joel: Hold it!
Ruffian 1: Whadda y'all want?
Cailana: Don't you know you can't throw trash there? You're polluting the ocean!
Joel: That trash will destroy the environment!
Ruffian 2: Huh? Say what now? Why ya gotta go and be such mood killers?
Joel: We want you to obey the rules so that everyone can enjoy the waters.
Ruffian 2: Huh? Who are ya guys, the moral brigade? Is that a new trend or somethin'?
Whadda we do with these clowns?
Ruffian 1: Tch...
Shut ya traps already! We're just tryin' ta have a good time, and you're killing it fer us!
The enraged youths begin hurling their garbage at Joel and Cailana.
Cailana: Gross! What do you think you're doing!
Cailana: You wanna pick a fight over the ocean with me? Now you've done it! I'm not letting this go!
Joel: So that's how you folks want to play it? I'm not about to stand by as you stain the sacred seas of Auguste.
Ruffian 1: Whad'ya say to me? You pickin' a fight, punk?
Me and Joel are pretty tough! Don't even think about screaming for mercy after we've made you cry!
Joel: This... is gonna hurt.
And so Joel and Cailana begin to lay down the law.
The ruffians stand no chance against the veterans of war.
The problematic young men are beaten in seconds and then forced to admit their wrongdoing.
Ruffian 1: Who the hell are you guys? How could you be that strong?
Cailana: What? You didn't think we were part of (Captain)'s crew just because of our good looks, did you?
Ruffian 2: We're sorry. Go easy on us. We've learned our lesson...
Cailana: I warned you we're strong, didn't I? It's a little too late to be asking us to go easy!
Cailana: Now then... How exactly will you make this up to us?
Cailana: You do know that Leviathan lives in the ocean, right? You guys basically spat in it's face!
Ruffian 1: We know. We said we're sorry...
Joel, who has only been observing up till now, opens his mouth and speaks in his usual matter-of-fact tone.
Joel: A sound mind in a sound body, as they say. For your sakes as well, you'll need some educating.
Ruffian 2: Huh? Educating?
Joel: That's right! You won't just be picking up your trash. You'll be picking up all the trash on this beach.
Cailana: Good idea! Cleaning up the beach will probably even make Leviathan happy!
Joel: Don't forget... Running along the sand will serve as training for the body too. That should be a fair punishment.
Joel: All right, get to work. If you don't hurry it up, the sun will set.
Ruffian 2: Whaaat! Please forgive us!
Cailana: Hahaha! Come on now! I don't wanna hear anymore complaints!
Joel and Cailana make sure the ruffians leave no stone unturned in their mission to remove all the filth from the shores.
Cailana: Well, that's that. The beach and those dudes seem better off than when we found them. All's well!
Joel: Agreed. When a body moves, that usually has a purifying effect on the soul.
Cailana: Hehe! Hey! That reminds me... Were you trying to tell me something earlier?
Joel: Uhh... Just forget it. It wouldn't make a difference. You don't listen to a thing I say anyway.
Cailana: Haha! Good point! Let's just agree that we both want everyone to treat our beach with respect!
Cailana: Look at that! The water is calling my name! I'm off to catch some waves!
Joel: Nothing changes... That's for the better, I suppose.
I could use a dip myself. Let's go.
While they march to the beat of their own drums, the sea will always bind these two for the rest of their days.