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Official Profile

Age 21 Height 162 cm Race Erune
Hobbies Making money
Likes Low-risk, high-yield investments
Dislikes People in need (she's too soft-hearted for her own good)
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* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.

Age 21歳 Height 162cm Race エルーン
Hobbies 金儲け
Likes 少ない元手ででっかく儲けること
Dislikes 困っているひと(がめつく見えて人情派)
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Background

Events

Trivia

Special Cutscenes

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Happy birthday!
I got ya this just for today. Go ahead and dig in!
What're ya waiting for? It's homemade!
Hold on a sec... Why aren't ya eating? Don't ya like it?
You sayin' there's no such thing as a free lunch?
Well there is for today! So enjoy it while you can!

2

Heh-heh! Happy birthday to ya, (Captain)!
Here ya go! Everyone pitched in to get you these gifts!
Now hold your horses! It was all from a bargain sale, so don't you fret about the price.
Huh? These things are too nice to be so cheap, ya say?
They were the last in stock, ya see! Barely spent any rupies after I haggled 'em down!
I'm not foolin' ya! Now hurry up and take it before I take it back!

3

Heh-heh! Happy birthday to ya, (Captain)!
I owe you my thanks for lookin' out for me all the time. So I'm takin' care of the party food today. You can have whatever ya like!
Whether it's some fancy graviar and foie gran! Or some sweetcap mushrooms and albacore!
No need to worry about the cost. Just tell me what ya wanna have!
Huh? You don't want any of that?
What do ya mean! A fancy feast like this doesn't come along that often, ya know!
Huh? I've got it wrong? What do ya mean I got it wrong?
You wanna eat somethin' though, don't ya? What do you wanna eat then?
Huh? You want somethin' I cooked instead of the expensive stuff?
Wh-what are you sayin'! Even if you ask me for that, it'll cost ya later!
Ahhh... I got no choice. I guess I'll cook for ya.
But don't go gettin' yer hopes up! I don't cook much for other folks, you know...
Now that I think about it, it'd be better to cook for ya when it's just the two of us and not for some party with everyone around...
Yikes! Look what you've got me sayin', ya goof!

4

Happy birthday, (Captain)!
Feast your eyes on your cake! An' I expect ya to clean your plate!
Hey! Why're you givin' me the side-eye?
Oh, I get it! You're worried 'cause I'm givin' it to ya for free!
Trust me, trust me! There's no hidden costs, no fine print here! Just a token of my friendship!
This merchant is strictly aboveboard! Would I lie to you?
Geez, (Captain). You gotta have a little more faith!
Well. If I've laid your suspicions to rest, go on an' dig in!
Or are ya tryin' to get me to spoonfeed ya? Hehehe! You thought I'd really do it for a second there, didn'tcha!

5

Happy birthday, (Captain)!
I may not look it, but I'm pretty grateful that I was able to meet ya, (Captain)!
That's 'cause there're a lotta people on this ship... which means a constant stream of customers fer me
Business usually goes up and down, so having steady sales makes restocking so much easier.
My funds fer opening up shop are growing, so soon it might be time to say goodbye to the crew 'ere...
I'm just kidding. Journeying with ya is real relaxing, and I really enjoy it.
Besides, you're here, (Captain). It'll be hard to say goodbye...
Oh, never mind! End of conversation! It's time to close shop!

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Happy New Year!
What's that? My New Year's resolution?
Well you've really put me on the spot, huh?
Ah... There's so many things I could think of, it's hard to pick just one.
Well, maybe I should make you answer instead then.
(Captain), tell me your New Year's resolution!

2

Heh-heh! Happy New Year, (Captain)!
Now that that's out of the way...
Have a look at this account ledger!
Uh-oh! This doesn't look good, (Captain)...
You've certainly saved up a lot, but you've got quite a lot to go, see...
But this year feels like a good one! You could pay it all back and be free!
If anything, I could help ya out. Get you closer to your goal...
All right! I'm on it! No need to worry because I'll set the interest rates low for ya! Just leave the arrangements to me...
Heh-heh... But I see your debt growin' every day!

3

Happy New Year! Don't spend all your New Year's allowance in one day!
What? You didn't spend a single rupie? Well, I said don't spend all of it, not don't spend any of it.
Here, here. Have a look at this.
Looks good, huh? They call it "mochi" in the eastern islands.
I took on the task of refining this fine product and making my very own brand of top quality mochi.
I call it... Drum Mochi!
That's right! Named it after this big ol' drum I got on my back.
Eat this and it's prosperity for you! Good business, happy family, great love life, kids do well, all that good stuff! Guaranteed! Oh! I should add on health to the list too.
Heh-heh! Best mochi you'll ever eat! Gives you all sorts of happiness.
So? Think it'll sell good? Might even open a specialty shop for this.
I'll build it on a nice island somewhere. Even if it's small, I could have just a nice little shop. Settle down here... Just... you and me...
Gack! The heck're you makin' me say! Dummy pants! Never mind! Forget everything!

4

Hehehe... Happy New Year, (Captain)!
Remember that Drum Mochi I sold last year?
They went like hotcakes, just like I figured! Ah, it makes me feel all warm an' fuzzy inside.
And so, back by popular demand, I bring you... Drum Mochi II!
This version is called Lantern Mochi!
One bite will bring you fame, fortune, and professional advancement beyond your wildest dreams!
Hm. You're already top dog on this crew, so I guess it wouldn't do you much good, huh?
Oh, I know! You can be my spokesperson!
If you go around telling folks Lantern Mochi can make you captain of your own crew of skyfarers, you'll sell a million!
Hehehe... C'mon, (Captain)! Time to make some rupies!

5

Happy New Year, (Captain). Gosh darn—that is one bright sunrise.
What's that? I'm lookin' kinda blue?
Sigh... Hey, ya remember those Lantern Mochis I was selling last year?
Yeah, well, they ain't selling all that hot...
I'm drowning in red ink here, and my wallet's thinner than a flea's hide stretched over a fifty gallon drum.
Sure be nice if you had one of those little envelopes of money for me. Ya know, that some people pass out for New Year's?
With a wry smile, (Captain) hands over just that.
Wait! What, really? Ya aren't tryin' to bribe me or anything, are ya?
Hoo boy! Yer a real winner—ya know that, (Captain)? Think I'm aboutta fall head over heels for ya!
Right! Well, I'm gonna invest this here cash and send that red ink packin'. I'm new, I'm improved, and the me from last year can kiss my butt!

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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Oh for goodness' sake already...
Valentine's Day is a scam created by merchants to peddle their chocolate.
But if you knew that, of course it wouldn't be special to ya...
Hey, what are you doing! Don't just open my bag without asking!
Aww... It's too late. All right then, here's your present.
Huh? You're surprised I got you something for a fake holiday? Don't you worry about that! I'm not above pretendin'!
Hee-hee! Happy Valentine's!

2

(Captain)! Want some chocolate?
Don't want any? Only want a little? Because if ya do...
The plain chocolate is three hundred rupies. The good stuff is three thousand!
Huh? Surprised I'm chargin' for it? Well, of course I am!
Now, (Captain)... Don't tell me you thought you could get somethin' for free!
Heh-heh... I'll warn ya! Nothin' good comes from free deals with a merchant!

3

Cap'n, want some chocolate?
Oh, don't get your boots in a bunch, I ain't chargin' you for it.
Cards on the table though, this is left over stock. Couldn't sell 'em. If I can't get rid of 'em today, they're worthless anyway.
So I thought we might as well eat 'em all together.
Us merchants call this cuttin' our losses.
So don't you worry. Go ahead and dig in. Go on, eat up.
Hm? Somethin' else bothering you? You remember that thing I said about nothin' good coming from free deals with a merchant?
Heh-heh-heh. Who ever said it was free? I'm lookin' forward to White Day!
What? You won't get me anything? Whatever, just eat up already. C'mon, say aaah...

4

Happy Valentine's Day to ya, (Captain)!
How about a drink to get your affections piping hot?
It's hot chocolate! Whaddya think? Tasty, right?
What? You think I'm gonna charge ya? Nah, you're good.
I just made it from some chocolate I couldn't sell.
Oh, it wasn't past its sell-by date or anythin'.
Just bits of chocolate bars that broke in transit an' stuff like that. Can't put that out for the customers!
But it seemed like a waste to throw it out, so I gathered up all the little pieces an' melted 'em down!
It's still in the focus testing phase right now. If people like it, I'll think about selling it next year.
Oh, did you think this was a Valentine's Day present? Well, why don't we say it is?
Do you accept my feelings, (Captain)?
Hehehe, just kiddin'.

5

Oh, (Captain)... You getting the ol' butterflies in yer stomach?
Here ya go! A variety pack of chocolates! Feels like yer getting a real deal, am I right?
Well, sorry to burst yer bubble, but all I did was take a bunch of leftovers from my shop and stuff 'em into a box.
Hehehehe. Ya look about as disappointed as kid who found turd in the punch bowl. Come on, it's free! What's not to like?
And you best be lookin' forward to next year, (Captain).
(Actually, I snuck one of my handmade chocolates—chock fulla love—in there. Wonder if (Captain)'ll notice.)

Gift
White Chocolate Cake square.jpg White Chocolate Cake
4th year: Sweetheart Hot Chocolate square.jpg Sweetheart Hot Chocolate

White Day Cutscenes
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What is it? What is it?
You were lookin' for me?
Do I know what day it is? Well, of course I do! Heheheh...
So c'mon and cough it up! I've been waitin' for this!
Huh? Don't I care about surprises, you ask?
Don't be stupid! I care about what's inside!
And this one's just packed to bursting, see? With your true feelings...
Thank you. And Happy White Day...
Smooches!

2

Heheh! Happy White Day, (Captain)!
Huh? What's that ya say? You couldn't get me anything too expensive?
Don't be foolish! Sure, there are gals who want ridiculous White Day gifts three times the value of what they gave ya.
But chargin' 200 percent interest in less than a month on a gift is just unheard of!
Listen, when you convert that to yearly interest, it's 2607 percent! It's not breakin' any real laws, but it's practically highway robbery!
Huh? You wanna know if I care how much your gift is worth? I see... So I look like a selfish gal to ya...
Well, I don't... for today at least.
Why can't a merchant get a special day when they want somethin' more dear to them than money?
Oh! You fool! What have you got me sayin'?

3

Heh-heh... Oh, (Captain)! Happy White Day!
By the way, I tried selling some magic cookies that make you wanna fight when you eat 'em. Didn't sell too well for some reason.
Say, (Captain), would you help a poor merchant girl out and buy a few? I'll even give you a special discount!
Really? Thanks!
Here. Might not be the best of ideas to eat 'em yourself, but they sure are good for pranks and party games!
What! What're you givin' em to me for?
Huh? You trying to pick a fight with me, you little—
Flipping feisty little treats on poor unsuspecting shopkeepers. Bad capitalist, bad!
Fine, I'll take 'em.
But we gotta make a deal. On the count of three, we both eat 'em. One... Two...
...
Wh-why didn't you eat it! I thought we had a deal!
We... We were supposed to eat them together...
Just in case? 'Cause I tricked you last year?
You gosh darned tricksy pants! How could you... How could you make me feel like this all by myself!
Pant... Pant... I... I can't do this anymore...
I'm going back to my room to rest now. You take care of things here, (Captain)...

4

Happy White Day, (Captain)!
Wanna buy some cookies?
An' not just any ol' cookies. They're like chewy little love potions!
You're about the age where ya start havin' crushes, aren'tcha? If ya buy nooow I'll give ya a diiiscooount.
Oh, good decision! Thanks for your business!
So who's the lucky recipient? I promise I'll keep it a secret, so dish!
Huh? They're for me?
Wh-wh-whaddya tryin' to pull! Your tricks won't work on me!
I know how this one goes! You're gonna say it's just to thank me for all my help! You gotta get up pretty early in the mornin' to fool me...
So don't even try...

5

(Captain), happy White Day!
What? Is that candy? You givin' it to me?
H-hey, tell me if I'm all wrong, but... You noticed it, didn't ya?
Wh-what do you mean you don't know what I'm talking about? I'm talking about the thing! You know! The thing! With the chocolate! Don't make me spell it out for ya!
Agh! Yer dumber than a box of rocks! Yer probably only givin' me this candy 'cause I gave you Valentine's chocolates! Yeah, you don't even need to say anything!
Wh-whatcha smirkin' for? You think it's funny, huh? Gettin' me all twisted up like this!
Come on, (Captain)... Don't do me like this...

Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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Hey! Trick or treat!
Heh‐heh! Gimme some coins, or I'll play a prank on ya!
Huh? Candy won't cut it. I'm not a kid, ya know.
So no candy, all right?
By golly, what's this! A candy ring? And look! Here's a chocolate coin!
These are great! They look so good and delicious. Wonder if I can get more...
Hey! I told ya I'm not a kid! Not the least bit excited. See!

2

Heh-heh! Trick or treat!
Don't worry, I ain't gonna pull a fast one on ya!
Really, really! Who do ya think I am!
Hrm? You'll pay? Well now we're talkin'! I've got a special trick just for you!
Back when I was a wee lil' squit, I was the best trickster in town!
Heh-heh! Halloween's my cuppa tea!

3

Heh-heh! (Captain)! Trick or treat!
Sorry to bring this up out of the blue, but I got a favor to ask ya.
I'm about to go and demonstrate these prank items, see?
That's right! That's right! Sort of a discount sale!
Since I've gotta show off the goods to sell 'em, could ya help me out with the pranks?
Aw, come on... I'll give ya a load of rupies for the job! A load, I tell ya!
No deal? I got ya... Hm...
Ah! Maybe ya wanna be the one playing the prank instead of getting pranked, eh?
If that's the case, then how about you prank me?
Heh-heh! Look at you gettin' into it now! I'm just kiddin' ya! Just kiddin'!

4

Hehehehe... Caaaptaaain... Trick or treeeaaat!
Remember last year, when we sold those seasonal prankster goods together?
They were a hit! I only have one regret about that venture.
We shoulda sold candy along with 'em. "If you don't wanna get tricked, better buy some treats!" Couldn't fail, right?
With those two product lines side by side, we'll make a mint! How's that for entrepreneurial brilliance, eh?
I'm a little short-staffed at the moment though. Could you help me out?
I'll make it worth your while! You can sample my full line of Halloween pranks! Taste the prankster's wrath!
Hehehe, just kiddin'. I've got some candy I set aside special for ya, (Captain).
I made it myself. Are ya droolin' just thinkin' about it?
Hehehe, is that a blush I see? Aw, (Captain), you're just too much fun to tease.

5

(Captain), trick or treat! Don't move!
Karteira takes a party cracker and, aiming it toward the ceiling, pulls on the string. A short popping noise sounds.
Heh-heh, did that surprise ya? Looks like my trick's a success!
But it's just a party cracker, ya know?
Take a look at yer feet. A lotta candy scattered there, huh?
Actually, I stuffed the cracker with candy so it'd all come flying out when I popped it! Two birds with one stone!
Pretty good idea, right? Man, my talent fer business knows no boundaries...
I can hear the ka-ching ka-ching already! I'm gonna be rich! Heh-heh!

Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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Oh, please...
Holiday gift-giving is a scam created by merchants to peddle their wares.
But if you knew that, of course it wouldn't be any fun...
Hey, what are you doing! Don't just open my bag without asking!
Ah, too late. All right then, here's your present.
Thanks for always bein' there. Just take your present and go. Happy holidays!

2

Are you joking? You wanna invite me to a party at this time of year?
Listen here! The holiday season is a busy time for us merchants. We're makin' last minute deals and closin' the books!
Good golly! Don't make that face at me!
Aw, when you're pleadin' with those eyes, I just can't...
Ah, fine. You win... You're makin' me feel guilty when I haven't done anything...

3

Heh-heh! Happy holidays, (Captain)!
I'm lookin' chipper, y'say?
Well, can't say that I ain't! People're buyin' all sorts of things for gift givin'.
Heh-heh! Made a pretty profit this season!
By the way... I uhh... I might be free tomorrow night...
So what? So what?! I'll tell ya what! You know how busy merchants are 'round this time!
But this year I tried as hard as a horse to keep tomorrow night free...
And why d'you reckon I did that? Go ahead. Guess.
...
Humph. Forget it. Cap'n numbskull...

4

Happy holidays, (Captain)!
Hey, dontcha think Santa Claus is awesome?
He gives out all those presents to kids, and he does it for free. Free! How's he bankroll that kinda venture?
He must be rollin' in rupies. Man... I wanna be that rich someday.
Oh! Light bulb!
If I can get him to take me on as an apprentice, I can learn all his entrepreneurial tricks!
Hehehe... How's that for a killer business plan!
No time to waste! Gotta go find this fella if I'm gonna strike a deal!

5

Hey. How much d'ya think Santa's sleigh costs?
If I could get my hands on one of those, I'd be able to go anywhere in a jiffy. That sleigh's a real gem—the stuff merchants drool over!
Ya know what? I've got it! Lemme see if I can't get Santa to barter it to me.
Heheheh... Lemme show ya just how good of a merchant I am.
Hey! If all goes well, I wouldn't mind takin' you out for a spin, (Captain). So you just sit tight and wait, ya hear?

Fate Episodes

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The Clairvoyant Trader

The crew ends up 300,000,000 rupies in debt when someone unloads a promissory note on the hapless Lyria. Enter the merchant Karteira, who somehow fixes the mess. She then offers to join the crew to atone for past mistakes.



(Captain) and company are taking some time off at an inn in a certain town.
Lyria, who is unable to sleep, is relaxing on her own in the lobby, when a mysterious figure approaches her.
Man: Hey, young lady. Do you like sugar?
Lyria: Sugar? Well... I like jam, cream, and just about anything sweet really.
Man: Oho... That's good. I have some sugar right here, and it's all yours.
Lyria: Really? Are you sure? Thank you so much!
Lyria: Huh? This is just a sheet of paper... How could this be sugar?
Upon returning to the Grandcypher the next morning, the crew is shocked to find signs saying "Impounded" and "No Entry" on the ship.
Vyrn: What's going on? This must be someone's idea of a joke... Let's take these signs off and get going.
???: Don't you dare touch those!
The crew hurriedly turn around and see a group of soldiers acting as debt collectors for the merchants guild.
A man who seems to be their commander steps forward and reads the notice he's holding in a dignified manner.
Captain: Article I: Due to a credit transaction yesterday, your account is overdrawn. We are seizing your ship and all other assets.
Captain: Article II: If you are unable to repay the outstanding funds, we will impound your airship as collateral for your debt.
Captain: Article III: The deadline for repayment is one week from today. Failure to repay will result in permanent confiscation.
Katalina: We don't even understand what's going on... Surely there must be something you can do? Please, you're our only hope.
Sierokarte: This is indeed very unfortunate! I suppose I should first explain what a credit transaction is...
Sierokarte: It's when you pay for something based on a prediction of its value in the future, such as half a year or a full year later.
Sierokarte: Hmm... It seems that in this case, the total value of the transaction is hundreds of times higher than the amount paid. Scary...
Sierokarte: If you look at the note, it says that a deposit of 3,000 rupies was used for a transaction worth 300,000 rupies!
Katalina: 300,000 rupies... That's a lot of money, but we should be able to repay it if we all chip in.
Sierokarte: Hmm... Unfortunately it seems that the product has crashed in value, and the total debt is now... 300,000,000 rupies.
Katalina: Wha? Three... hundred... million?
Vyrn: What the heck did we buy to end up with a debt that big? Jewels? Gold?
Sierokarte: Well... According to the note, it was sugar.
Vyrn: What? Sugar? Who was dumb enough to buy that?
Lyria: I'm sorry... I think it was me, but I didn't understand what I was doing...
Sierokarte listens to Lyria's explanation sympathetically, but then she elucidates that once a contract is concluded, it's final.
Sierokarte: Hmm... I'd love to help, but I don't involve myself with complex economics like this... I'll introduce you to someone!
Vyrn: Those wheat fields we saw from the airship were so huge! I've never seen anything like them!
Katalina: It's certainly a massive area. Those fields are the breadbasket of the skydom.
Katalina: What's even more surprising is that all of them are managed by this single village!
???: Siero told me to expect you guys. You're (Captain), right?
Lyria: Are you perhaps Karteira?
Karteira: That I am! Karteira, the wind-reading trader and master of credit transactions! At your service!
Without bothering to wait for the crew's response, she runs off toward a nearby farmhouse.
Lyria: Huh? Karteira! Where are you going?
Vyrn: Whoa... She's already started talking to someone else! What's the big rush?
Katalina: Wait... That person she's talking to... Isn't that one of the purveyors of goods to the kingdom?
Katalina: It can't be... The chief union representative of the empire's foremost guild is standing there too!
Katalina: And there's the church's chief business advisor and the royal broker! They're all renowned businessmen... Who is this woman?
Karteira: So y'all noticed my guests then? The big traders of the islands like to come around at this time of year to check the wheat.
Karteira: Just between you and me, I told 'em that we'll have a bumper crop this year in terms of quality and quantity.
Karteira: And that means they're sure to buy it up! Y'all sure are lucky. This is going to write off all your debt.
Vyrn: No way! How does that work?
Karteira: Dumb as a box of rocks, ain'tcha? If there's tons of wheat, what will people eat?
Lyria: Um... How about bread? Or cake? Or cookies?
Karteira: Aaand what do you need for those?
Lyria: Jam? Or cream? Oh, I get it! Sugar! You need lots of sugar!
Karteira: And if demand goes up, so does the price!
Karteira: We have a week, which is plenty of time for the price of sugar to return to normal and eliminate your debt.
Karteira: That's why they call me a wind reader! Because I know how to profit when the wind changes direction!
Karteira: Tomorrow, speculators will rush to buy both wheat and sugar due to the biggest merchants buying extra wheat.
Lyria: Huh? She's taking off again! Karteira! Why do you keep running away?
Monster: Groar!
Lyria: Aahh! Monsters!
Karteira: Stop standing there like statues! Any damage the monsters do to the crops will cause your debt to go up!
Vyrn: That's right! So hurry up and take them out!
Lyria: Thank you so much, Karteira! I don't know what we would have done without you.
Karteira: It was no big deal. Siero asked me for help, so I just gave a bit of advice.
Sierokarte: Excuse me? You can't fool me! I know exactly what you've been up to!
Karteira: Say what? Oh, so it's you, Siero.
Sierokarte: Hee-hee. Karteira invested her entire fortune to help the price of sugar go back up!
Karteira: Stop making me sound like some kind of hero! I just saw some potential profit and thought I'd grab myself a slice!
Lyria: Really? Why would you risk so much for people you've only just met!
Sierokarte: Hmm... To atone for the past. Right, Karteira?
Karteira looks resignedly at Sierokarte and then starts to explain more about herself.
Karteira: For a silver-tongued devil with my business sense, it's easy to buy low and sell high regardless of the product.
Karteira: And I used to make tons of money by doing just that, but then I realized that, for every rupie I made, someone else lost one.
Karteira: Before I knew it, all my business friends had disappeared.
Karteira: It was a pretty big shock... I even thought about quitting business altogether... But then I had a better idea.
Karteira: To atone for what I did, I decided to focus on doing business to help people instead of just taking their money.
Karteira: This all sounds stupid, doesn't it? Makes you angry, right? But my conscience can rest easy now.
Karteira: So when Siero came to me with your request... I swore to help you no matter what it took.
Lyria: Oh, Karteira...
Vyrn: There's nothing stupid about it... You're a really good person, aren't you?
Karteira: Of course! And if you really think so, could I join your crew?
Vyrn: Woah... That came out of nowhere. But what do you say, (Captain)?
  1. We'd be happy to have you!
  2. I'll consider your proposal.

Choose: We'd be happy to have you!
Karteira: Really? Thank you! There are so many rare things in the world... I'll be able to make so much money!
Thus Karteira, the wind-reading trader, joins the crew, and the ship becomes even more lively.

Choose: I'll consider your proposal.
Karteira: But why? I swear I'm useful! I can handle your trade negotiations, and I'll never back down! Not even to Siero!
Lyria: That's right! We need someone like Karteira, (Captain)!
Vyrn: Hey, Lyria, this is obviously one of (Captain)'s famous jokes. Right, (Captain)?
Lyria: Vyrn's right, isn't he? I was worried for a second there!
Thus Karteira, the wind-reading trader, joins the crew, and the ship becomes even more lively.
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The Battle of the Broach

When Karteira and Sierokarte end up arguing over a valuable brooch, they decide to compete to see who gets to buy it. The winner will be whoever can earn the most profit using the same capital and goods. The crew is assigned guard duty to keep any earnings safe, and the contest begins.



(Captain) and the crew reach a town.
They're in the market hunting for bargains with Karteira and Sierokarte.
Karteira: I don't think so, Siero! I saw that brooch first!
Sierokarte: That may be... but I picked it up first.
Karteira: No! It's mine! I saw it, and I'm going to buy it!
Sierokarte: I hate to break this to you... but I already did!
Karteira: Bah! You're always like this, Siero. Too shrewd and too calculating!
Karteira: Always swooping in and taking my profits, even though you never worked a day in your life!
Sierokarte: Now just try to calm down. That should tell you what an exceptional merchant you are, Karteira.
Karteira: You keep saying that, but you secretly think you're the best, don't you?
Sierokarte: Um... Well... That's not true.
Karteira: I say we have a little contest.
Sierokarte: Oho? The usual rules?
Karteira: That's right. A million rupies in capital. For the goods, let's use dried meat.
Sierokarte: Oho... A sales competition, huh? We used to do these all the time, didn't we, Karteira?
Lyria: Wait! You shouldn't fight with each other!
Sierokarte: Oh, we're not fighting! Don't worry. This is just a game that we merchants play with each other.
Vyrn: Oh? What kind of game?
Sierokarte: We decide on a product and see who can make the biggest profit with the same amount of money!
Karteira: Yep! If I remember correctly, we've had 29 rounds, and I'm at 15 wins and 14 losses. Still in the lead!
Sierokarte: You're wrong! The last time we faced off, I won!
Karteira: What do you mean? I stocked more goods than you, and I sold them for nearly twice as much!
Sierokarte: True... But you were set upon by bandits on the way back to town, weren't you? All your money was stolen!
Karteira: Yeah... I suffered a major loss there. I shouldn't have skimped on the guards... If not for the bandits, I would have crushed you!
Karteira: But there's nothing to worry about this time! We have some of the best skyfarers around with us.
Sierokarte and Karteira quickly buy their stock in town, and entrust guard duty to (Captain) and the crew.
They leave town in two carts, both of which are full of goods.
Sierokarte: Oh! Looks like it's time to earn your keep, everyone!
Vyrn: Wow! We only just left! Time to fight, (Captain)!
Monster: Groar!

The Battle of the Broach: Scene 2

Karteira and Sierokarte meet up to discuss the dried meat they supposedly bought for the contest. The crew is impressed by how well they get along, and it turns out that the two of them have been friendly rivals ever since they started out as merchants.



Karteira and Sierokarte's carts are racing across the open fields.
They loosen the reins on the horses and slow down as they ride onward.
Karteira: Hey, Siero! I think this match is already decided!
Karteira: Take a look at the goods in my cart.
Sierokarte: Oh! Very nice! Even under the tarp, they look much bigger than mine!
Karteira: Hee-hee... I drove a hard bargain to get these!
Karteira: I would guess that what I have is worth about 20,000 rupies more than yours, buddy!
Sierokarte: Is that so? I guess you didn't know we pride ourselves on quality over quantity at the Knickknack Shack.
Karteira: You saying I wasted my money buying cheap stuff?
Sierokarte: Perhaps I am!
Karteira: Ha-ha!
Sierokarte: Hee-hee!
Lyria: How strange... You guys seem awfully close.
Lyria: I don't understand. You seem like you're always fighting...
Karteira: You've got the wrong idea, Lyria. We never fight.
Karteira: It's... It's not easy to explain...
Karteira: People often misunderstand our relationship, but we've always gotten along, right, Siero?
Sierokarte: Indeed! Now that you mention it, our relationship hasn't changed at all.
Lyria: Huh? Just how long have you two known each other? I really want to know!
Vyrn: That's bugging me too. So spill it.
Sierokarte: If you insist... It was back when I was just starting out... I don't really like to talk about it much...
Karteira: What are you so worried about? Just tell them.
Sierokarte: Um... All right. I'll tell you about one of my failures from back then, but no more!
Sierokarte: Well... You might find this hard to believe, but we weren't always successful merchants. We used to fail all the time!
Sierokarte: And people took the "Karte" from Sierokarte and the "Karte" from Karteira...
Sierokarte: Oh, this is quite embarrassing... They called us "The Overoptimistic Karte Sisters"...
Karteira: Isn't that silly? We aren't even sisters!
Karteira: But the funny thing is that living through that made our bond stronger.
Lyria: Your... bond?
Karteira: We didn't know the ropes at first, so we kept losing money. But we kept encouraging each other.
Karteira: We imagined becoming the sky's greatest merchants and looking back to laugh at the fools who doubted us.
Karteira: We worked at our craft every day, helping each other out like sisters, improving as we went.
Sierokarte: Ugh... This really is embarrassing...
Lyria: Don't worry about it! You were both able to become brilliant merchants, right?
Karteira: I suppose... But sometimes being too good at your job can cause trouble too! Right, Siero?
Sierokarte: Oh? I know quite well what kind of trouble being too skilled can cause. Trust me.
Lyria: Uh-oh... All of a sudden, something feels off again...
Vyrn: Jeez... I still have no idea whether they love or hate each other!
Monster: Groar!
Karteira: All right, you guys. Get back to work!

The Battle of the Broach: Scene 3

As the road gets worse, Sierokarte talks about how Karteira, who was feeling guilty about investing in shoddy goods, once ignored her advice about taking a dangerous road, which resulted in the pair having an accident and getting robbed. As she talks, bandits show up to accost the crew.



Karteira and Sierokarte's wagons leave the fields and enter a winding mountain road.
The two merchants tighten their holds on the reins and press onward as if afraid of something.
Eugen: This is weird... Isn't the road getting worse and worse as we get higher?
Eugen: Hmm... Are there even villages this deep in the mountains?
Sierokarte and Karteira don't answer.
They just keep staring forward as they clutch the reins.
Sierokarte: Oh? This reminds me of something that happened to us before.
Sierokarte: Yes... Even though I did everything I could to stop you, you took a dangerous road.
Karteira: Is that so? I don't really remember.
Sierokarte: Really? I remember it well.
Sierokarte: After all, it was the only time that you ever came running to me, crying and apologizing like that!
Karteira: ...
Lyria: Crying and apologizing? Are you really talking about our super energetic Karteira?
Vyrn: Yeah... I can't imagine that...
Sierokarte: Well... She noticed that some goods we'd bought together were of incredibly low quality...
Sierokarte: And she must have felt guilty, because she snuck out in the middle of the night and drove the cart away.
Sierokarte: When I woke up, ran after her cart, and jumped in, what do you think she said to me?
Karteira: I said that even if the goods are worth next to nothing in town, we could sell them at the standard price in remote villages.
Karteira: And I even suggested bumping our price up if we were going to be dealing with ignorant bumpkins.
Karteira: That's what I said, right, Siero?
Sierokarte: Oh, Karteira...
Karteira: And that's where the bad karma came in.
Lyria: Huh? Karma?
Karteira: While we were going through the mountains in the middle of the night, the cart slipped and fell off the road...
Karteira: And it only got worse from there.
Karteira: By the time we recovered our senses, bandits had heard the commotion and come to attack us.
Karteira: But just when I thought my time was up, they came to save us...
Vyrn: Go on. Who came to save you?
Bandit: Ha-ha! We've got a good one 'ere!
Bandit: Well, well... Looks like some stupid merchants have come into our mountains with piles of stuff!
Bandit: Ha-ha! All right, boys, let's take all they've got! Don't leave a rupie!
Karteira: Look at this rush of customers! Let's take good care of them!

The Battle of the Broach: Scene 4

The crew reaches a village, and Karteira starts handing out daily necessities to the villagers. When the crew wonders why her cart isn't full of dried meat, she says the villagers saved her and Siero before, so she makes such deliveries now and then. When Sierokarte reveals that her cart is full of daily necessities too, the crew is moved by the strength of the bond between the merchants.



The crew finally reaches the mountain village.
Karteira stops her cart in the village square, hurriedly unloads her goods, and starts calling out to the villagers.
Karteira: Step right up! The Karteira Market is open for business!
Men and women of all ages stream out of their houses and head toward her stall.
Karteira skillfully deals with the influx of customers, but something's off.
Her cart contains not dried meat but snacks, toys, clothing, medicine, and other goods that are hard to come by in the mountains.
Lyria notices something else too.
Lyria: Huh? Karteira? Shouldn't you be taking payment for those things?
Karteira: You mean money? In the past, I guess I would have.
Vyrn: What do you mean?
Karteira: Didn't I just tell you? I'm not the same as I used to be.
Village Chief: Um... Karteira... Thank you as always for traveling all this way.
Karteira: I'm glad to see you looking so sprightly, Chief! It's getting cold up here, so I brought you a sweater.
Karteira: I sure hope it looks okay on you... I don't really know about clothes.
Village Chief: Oh! Thank you very much, young lady... You always go to so much trouble for us.
Village Chief: It's truly a great help. If it weren't for you, our village wouldn't stand a chance!
Village Chief: I really... can't thank you enough...
Karteira: Quit joking around! I should be the one thanking you!
Karteira: If you guys hadn't been there that night, we would have both been taken out by those bandits and we wouldn't be here now!
Karteira: If I thanked you every day for the rest of my life, it wouldn't be enough.
Vyrn: Oh, I get it now... So these villagers are the ones who came to save you.
Lyria: Oh! So they're the reason Karteira and Siero are still here! What a beautiful story...
Karteira: Hey, Siero! Quit standing there grinning. We have work to do! Give me that crate!
Sierokarte: Hee-hee... Karteira beat me to it, but I was thinking the exact same thing...
Sierokarte whips the tarp off of her own cart, revealing the same kinds of daily necessities Karteira brought.
Eugen: How about that? You guys never once thought about profit, did you?
Katalina: Hee-hee... I guess all's well that ends well. It'd be rude to question their motives.
Katalina: Now why don't we all pitch in and help them?
Lyria: Sure thing! I'll help too!
Vyrn: All right! Let's do this!
Based on this glimpse of a new facet of their characters, the crew realizes just how strong the bond between Karteira and Sierokarte is.

Side-scrolling Quotes

JapaneseThis is an official transcription. EnglishThis is an official translation.
風が変わったでぇ気ぃつけなはれやぁ Careful now—the winds've changed direction.
ケンカやったら値引き無しで買うたる If you want a payout in pain, I’ve got you covered!
ご破算で願いましては~♪ On to the next order of business.
魔物が1匹、2匹…ご名算! 次いこか~ One monster, two monsters... All accounted for! Next!
商売繁盛! Business couldn't be better!
一攫千金! What a big payout!
千客万来! Business is boomin'!
どやどや細腕繁盛記やでぇ! Oh yeah, I'm gonna be the richest person in the world!
(主人公)はん、まいど、おおきに! You're always welcome 'ere, (Captain)!
(主人公)はん、まだまだ騰がるでぇ~ (Captain), always happy to see you!

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