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Official Profile

Age 19
Height 143 cm
Race Draph
Hobbies Reading, flower fortune telling
Likes Taking care of her piglets, going to hot springs
Dislikes SeizaJapanese traditional formal way of sitting., coldness

Character Release
彼女が持つ巨大な竹筒のような道具は、「猪突・上宝沁金ノ撃槍」という神器で、亥神に選ばれた者は毎年これを用いた「厄砕き」の儀を行うのがならわし。
しかしクビラは亥神としての、とあるコンプレックスを抱えており……?

そんな彼女の秘密が明らかになるフェイトエピソードでは、他にも主人公達や羊神宮のアニラ、猿神宮のアンチラと共に街へショッピングに出かける場面も描かれます。
里での修行に明け暮れる日々を過ごしてきたクビラにとって、活気あふれる街は初めての体験!
元気いっぱいのアンチラに振り回されながらも、持ち前の責任感の強さと、10人いる弟と妹の面倒を見てきた長女としての姉みを発揮して、初めてのショッピングに挑む彼女の奮闘にご期待下さい!
グランブルーファンタジーに、新たな姉がまた一人……

Character Release
2018年の締めくくりに登場した十二神将が一人、北北西を守護する亥神宮の主クビラが、お役目納めの光属性Sレアキャラクターとして登場!

服装も、いつもの十二神将の衣装から一転、冬らしいコーデにチェンジ。
フェイトエピソードでは、クビラが主人公達や今ドキのファッションに詳しいクロエと一緒に、商店街でその服を選んだ時の出来事が語られます。
みんなで来たのに「服は自分だけで選びたい」と、ひとり売り場に向かっていったクビラの様子を見て、クロエは「クビラ姉が欲しぃのはォトメの勝負服!」とピッカンくるのですが……それマ……?

Source [1] [2] [3] [4]
* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.

Age 19歳
Height 143cm
Race ドラフ
Hobbies 読書、花占い
Likes ウリ坊達の世話、温泉に入ること
Dislikes 正座、寒さ

Character Release
彼女が持つ巨大な竹筒のような道具は、「猪突・上宝沁金ノ撃槍」という神器で、亥神に選ばれた者は毎年これを用いた「厄砕き」の儀を行うのがならわし。
しかしクビラは亥神としての、とあるコンプレックスを抱えており……?

そんな彼女の秘密が明らかになるフェイトエピソードでは、他にも主人公達や羊神宮のアニラ、猿神宮のアンチラと共に街へショッピングに出かける場面も描かれます。
里での修行に明け暮れる日々を過ごしてきたクビラにとって、活気あふれる街は初めての体験!
元気いっぱいのアンチラに振り回されながらも、持ち前の責任感の強さと、10人いる弟と妹の面倒を見てきた長女としての姉みを発揮して、初めてのショッピングに挑む彼女の奮闘にご期待下さい!
グランブルーファンタジーに、新たな姉がまた一人……

Character Release
2018年の締めくくりに登場した十二神将が一人、北北西を守護する亥神宮の主クビラが、お役目納めの光属性Sレアキャラクターとして登場!

服装も、いつもの十二神将の衣装から一転、冬らしいコーデにチェンジ。
フェイトエピソードでは、クビラが主人公達や今ドキのファッションに詳しいクロエと一緒に、商店街でその服を選んだ時の出来事が語られます。
みんなで来たのに「服は自分だけで選びたい」と、ひとり売り場に向かっていったクビラの様子を見て、クロエは「クビラ姉が欲しぃのはォトメの勝負服!」とピッカンくるのですが……それマ……?

Source [1] [2] [3] [4]

Background

Events

Trivia

Etymology

  • Like the other Divine Generals in Granblue Fantasy, her name is derived from the Twelve Heavenly Generals in Buddhism. Her English name is based on her corresponding General's Sanskrit name, typically romanized as Kiṃbhīra or Kumbhīra.[5][6]

Special Cutscenes

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Happy birthday. I'm glad we get to celebrate your special day together.
Let me take a breath... Phew... We only get to have this day once a year, so I have something I want to say.
Honestly, I'm really glad I came on this adventure with you.
I never imagined I would be on a journey with anyone.
And yet, here I am, having so many new experiences. It's all thanks to you.
Hah. And now I can't imagine my future not traveling with you.
I can't wait to celebrate your birthday again next year.
Haha... Sorry, I'm being weird right now.
Thanks for everything you've done so far, (Captain).

2

Kumbhira: Haha... (Captain), happy birthday!
There's just something so mellow about this all that I can't help but smile.
I guess deep down, I'm really happy we get to celebrate such an important day for you.
Hamward: Squeeaal!
Kumbhira: Ahaha, even Hamward's a bundle of joy.
Thomboar: Squee-squeal!
Kumbhira: That's right. We owe so much to (Captain).
Pigchelle: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: Hm? You guys think we should do anything (Captain) asks? Great idea!
So, (Captain), me and the piglets are gonna do whatever you ask us to do. Be it cooking, cleaning, a massage, or anything else...
We're gonna make this the best birthday you've ever had, (Captain)!

3

Happy birthday. I'm always happy to celebrate your birthday, (Captain).
I made you some cake. Though I did have some help from crew members who are better at this sort of thing.
The way the candlelight flickers is so beautiful...
It somehow reminds me of the incredible friends I've made in the crew.
I can't thank you enough, (Captain)...
For shining a light into my life and letting me join you in your travels.
Huh... It's embarrassing to actually put it into words...
W-would you stop gazing at my face already! Why don't you go ahead and blow out the candles?

4

(Captain)! Um... Can you show me your hand, please?
Oh, I didn't mean hold them up like that! Ugh... This isn't exactly going according to plan. Sorry, forget what I said and let me start again!
Ahem. Say, are you interested in stuff like palm reading?
I've been reading some books on it recently, so I can do a bit of palm reading. Do you want to try?
Choose: Sure.
(Captain) nods and puts out a hand.
O-okay, I'll take a look then.
Kumbhira grasps (Captain)'s hand and pulls it closer to herself.
Then, she reaches into her pocket and fishes out a small package, placing it in (Captain)'s outstretched hand.
Happy birthday! This is a present from me.
The plan wasn't actually palm reading... I just wanted to give you this present.
Ahaha... Sorry it didn't work out so well.
I wanted to give you a surprise, but I ended up getting really nervous.
I don't know anything about palm reading... But I'm always wishing you happiness, so I'm sure you have the best of luck!
Oh, that's not what palm reading's about? Now that I think about it... you might be right.
I-in any case! Happy birthday! That's all!

5

Happy birthday, (Captain). I'm so lucky to get to celebrate with you again this year.
Here, I made you a bouquet. I picked the flowers at a florist while thinking about you.
Hehe... Remember when I was totally into flower fortune-telling?
Whenever I didn't have the courage to decide something on my own, I'd just pick up a flower. But not anymore.
I seem more confident now? I guess that might be the case.
It's not only that—whenever I'm with you, I don't feel the need to let fate decide for some reason.
Ahaha... It's kind of embarrassing, but just let me explain, okay?
I'm truly glad I met you, (Captain). And I feel this more with each and every passing day.
I'm still learning a lot about myself, but I'm forever grateful to have you by my side as I grow.

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Happy New Year, (Captain).
Ah, the start of a new year. I'd better think of a resolution...
But, wait a minute, what's that large box for?
Wh-whoa! Paper, pencils, tic-tac-toe boards, pin-the-tail on the donkey, fireworks, a ball, and playing cards...
(Captain), it looks like your resolution is to play as many games as possible.
Hehe. I like it. I'll play with you.
But watch out. I've had plenty of practice playing these kinds of games with my brothers and sisters, so I'm pretty good.
So, which one should we start with?

2

What an impressive shrine. Look at all the visitors today.
It always gets so busy at the Boar Temple when it comes time for New Year's.
Sigh... I hope everyone's okay back there...
All right, I've decided!
I'm going to pray that everyone at the Boar Temple makes it through New Year's okay.
Wha? Shouldn't you pray for yourself before you pray for me?
Ahaha... Maybe we can try offering two prayers.

3

We made it up the mountain fairly quickly, so there's still time before sunrise.
Are you sleepy? We've been climbing in the dark for a while...
I have hot coffee in my canteen if you want some.
Or would you like to take a nap? I brought a sleeping bag just in case we arrived early.
Don't worry about monsters. I'll keep a lookout and wake you up when it's time.
Ahaha... Is that too much? Sorry, I was so excited I couldn't help but come overprepared.
You want to drink the coffee together? Okay, that sounds good.
We can take our time and reminisce about the past year while we wait.

4

(Captain)! Happy New Year!
Hm? Oh, this? I wanted to do some calligraphy for the new year, so I'm gathering the supplies for that.
I haven't decided what to write yet, so I'm thinking of just writing whatever comes to mind when I look at the paper...
Wait, I know!
Kumbhira comes up with an idea and begins to move her brush across the paper.
There... Done!
I ended up writing... "Badminton"!
I suddenly remembered I wanted to play badminton with you on New Year's Day, so that's what I wrote.
Hehe. Will you play with me? And of course, whoever loses gets their face doodled on!

5

Ahaha... "A little luck," huh? Well, I guess I can't complain too much.
Wait, did you get the same thing, (Captain)?
What do you say we combine our fortunes for lots of luck then?
Hehe, just kidding. For these types of things, it's all about attitude, you know?
(At least, that's what I've been telling myself lately.)
Hm? Oh, nothing! Just talking to myself, haha...
Now then, shall we head back to the Grandcypher? I'd say we're all already due for at least one afternoon of lazing around!

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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Handmade, ready-made... Handmade, ready-made...
Kumbhira is holed up in the hallway, plucking the petals off of a flower.
Ah! (Captain)!
Mmm... You didn't hear anything! I was just, um, doing a little bit of self fortune-telling.
(Mm... Looks like I didn't need to buy chocolates after all...)
Heh, um... I tried making these chocolates for you.
You're always doing your best for us, so I made them with love.
I even asked Lyria and Vyrn what your favorite flavors are...
So, um, please take them.
Thanks.
I hope you like them, (Captain).

2

(Captain), here's your Valentine's gift: homemade chocolates.
Andira had such a big grin on her face when I had her try one out, so I'm feeling pretty confident about these.
I came to you this year with only homemades ones on-hand.
I figured my feelings—gratitude and all—would get through to you better that way...
Anyway, I really put my heart into making these, so I hope you enjoy them.

3

(Captain), happy Valentine's. I have some chocolate for you this year too.
I'm a little better at making these now...
Though I still can't help but worry that they might not turn out too great...
What's more is the incredible warmth I feel in making them.
Whether it's buying the ingredients, heating the oven, or preparing the packaging...
I think of your face and an uplifting sensation washes over me...
Ahaha... Sorry. It's hard to put into words.
Maybe the chocolate itself will do a better job of explaining my feelings... Or maybe not...

4

Happy Valentine's, (Captain). I made chocolate for you again!
I'm pretty sure that it turned out nicely this year. And not just the taste—I'm proud of how it looks too.
Thanks for always looking out for me. I hope we'll get to spend even more time together!
Hehe. I don't know who came up with the idea of giving chocolate on Valentine's Day...
But I think it's a wonderful custom. After all, it's important to express your feelings directly sometimes.
I hope I can continue giving you chocolate next year, next next year, and in the years after that too.

5

Um... Here, (Captain)! I made you Valentine's Day chocolates.
The shape? I guess they're heart-shaped-ish, it being Valentine's Day and all.
I mean—Andira was saying this shape would be best to put my feelings into, and so...
A-and by feelings, I mean, um, appreciation and wanting you to be happy! You know, right?
N-not to say that a typical Valentine's Day heart-shaped chocolate doesn't have its own merits—
Oh, geez. What am I even saying anymore?
A-anyway, no more questions! I just... hope you'll like them, okay?

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White Day Cutscenes
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Kumbhira: (Captain), is something going on today? Everyone seems on edge.
Huh? It's White Day?
What! You're giving this to me? To thank me for Valentine's Day?
Are you sure?
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: Hamward! What have I told you about coming out without telling me!
Choose: Ah! You're hampy!
Kumbhira: H-hey! You know I hate that word!
Mm... But thanks.
I'll try harder on next year's Valentine's Day gift.

2

Kumbhira: This is to pay me back for Valentine's? Thanks, (Captain)!
This small package is for all the little boars? You went through the extra trouble...
Piglets: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: Hey, don't just jump out like that!
Haha, I guess we can make a special exception for today. (Captain) deserves all the thanks we can give him.

3

Kumbhira: (Captain)? Did you have something to tell me?
Huh? Ah, today's White Day!
Okay, stop it right there! Just gimme a sec!
Guys!
Piglets: Squee!
Kumbhira: Whew... Thanks, (Captain)! This makes me so happy!
Choose: What was that for just now?
Kumbhira: Well, it gets embarrassing going hampy every year...
I thought I'd put a stop to that by calling the piglets out first.
Huh, you forbid me from doing that next year?
But why!
Mrg... You can be such a tease, (Captain)...

4

Kumbhira: A present... in return for Valentine's? You made something for me, (Captain)?
Thank you so much! I really want to treasure these, so I'll eat them sparingly.
Hm? Oh yeah, I did say before that Valentine's is a nice custom, didn't I?
Choose: I'm glad giving back is a custom too.
(Captain) thanks Kumbhira for always being there.
Kumbhira: Oh, (Captain)!
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Choose: You're hampy!
Kumbhira: Ooh, you know how embarrassed that makes me... Meanie.

5

Kumbhira: Are these for me—as thanks for Valentine's Day? Did you make these yourself?
They're... They're heart-shaped!
Choose: Thanks for everything.
Kumbhira: Wow... You really put your all into these, didn't you?
Thomboar: Squee!
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Pigchelle: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: Ahaha... I knew they'd be going hampy again.
But you know what? It's not embarrassing to me anymore.
If all they're doing is letting you know that I'm happy, how bad could that be?
Thank you, (Captain).
Thomboar: Squee-squee!
As if to compliment Kumbhira's smiling expression, the piglets continue to squeal merrily.

Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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(Captain), I'm hooome...
Choose: Trick or treat!
Haha, sorry. I'm all out of candy.
Wasn't I just out to buy some more, you ask?
Yeah, but on my way home I saw so many trick-or-treaters, and I handed it all out.
You have to play a prank on me because I couldn't give you any candy?
Well, do what you must. But go easy on me.

2

(Captain)! Trick or treat!
There! For the first time in my life, I got to say "trick or treat"!
Since we never celebrated Halloween back in my village, it felt really hectic last year handing out candy to children...
Oh, it looks like you don't have any treats, (Captain). That must mean you're prepared for a trick.
I suppose now's a good time as any to try out the tickling antics that Anila taught me...
...
Why do I find myself hesitating now that it's actually time to do it...
Here goes...
Kumbhira bashfully pokes (Captain) on the cheek.
Th-that's my trick...

3

H-Happy Halloween... Squee... Are you having fun, (Captain)?
Trick or squee-squee! Give me a squee, or I play a trick on you!
Choose: Are you feeling okay?
Er... I'm just acting the part of my piglets...
When I told Andira about how I forgot to prepare a costume, she said this'd be a good way to get through Halloween...
What do you think?
Huh? You won't answer the question unless I ask in piglet-speak?
Really now, (Captain)! You're such a tease!

4

Kumbhira is sitting in a room on the Grandcypher, knife in hand as she carves a pumpkin into a decorative piece.
Kumbhira: Hehe. How do you like riding in a pumpkin carriage, Hamward?
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Thomboar: Squee, squee!
Kumbhira: Don't worry, I'll be making yours next, Thomboar.
Pigchelle: Squee-squeeee?
Kumbhira: Ahaha. Yeah, little Kumbhira would've loved this.
How I'd wished I was a princess riding in a pumpkin carriage...
Thomboar: Squee-squee?
Kumbhira: Hm? What about now? Hmm... I guess I don't wish that anymore.
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: Hehe, you might be right. Now, the Grandcypher... is all that I wish for.
Yep.
Kumbhira smiles softly and continues carving skillfully away at the pumpkin in front of her.

Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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Kumbhira: (Captain), welcome back. And happy holidays. Where were ya?
Just buying some stuff for tonight's feast? I see. Glad you're back.
Was it cold outside? Here, my little piglets will help warm you up.
Piglets: Squee!
Kumbhira: Hehe. Sit beside me so they can warm us both up.

2

Ah, (Captain)... The holiday party sure is lively. Are you enjoying yourself?
Huh? You called out to me because you saw me all alone in the corner over here?
Ahaha... Sorry if I made you worry.
To be honest, I'm feeling a bit anxious right now...
We have the entire crew gathered here, but there's there so many people I've never spoken to. It might be too lively for me...
Eep! (Captain)? What are you suddenly grabbing my hand for?
We're going to leave the party to take it easy in your room?
But if you're not here, the party—
With a smile, (Captain) puts a finger to Kumbhira's lips before leading her to the exit.
(Oh, what do I do... I really don't want to stand out...)
(Please don't come out now, Hamward!)

3

Wow... These are all ornaments for the tree?
Candies, socks, ribbons, sparkling orbs... Everything's so pretty, I don't know what to choose.
We had a tree in my village, but we hung amulets and paper strips instead.
Ahaha... I'm starting to think we had the wrong idea.
Oh, but we at least put a proper star on top.
My brothers and sisters always fought over who got to do it, so I've never actually done it myself...
What? You'll let me be the one to place the star?
Hehe... I appreciate it, but isn't it a big responsibility? Kind of makes me nervous...
Oh! How about we do it together? That way I can relax a little bit.
Would that be all right?

4

Wow, I didn't realize it was snowing outside! What a beautiful winter wonderland.
Brr... It's romantic and all, but really cold out here... At this rate, we might freeze before we make it back to the Grandcypher.
Oh, the tip of your nose is getting red, (Captain). Just like a reindeer, hehe. Cute.
Huh? Mine's getting red too? Ahaha... Guess we'll just have to hog the fireplace when we get back.
Hehe. It really is chilly today...
But it's strange how even though it's so cold outside, when we're together like this, my heart feels really warm.
And it's not just with anyone... I only feel this way when I'm with you, (Captain).
Huh? Even my cheeks are red now? Y-you don't have to say it out loud! It's so embarrassing...

Fate Episodes

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Guardian of the North-Northwest

While heading to the Boar Temple, (Captain) and company bump into its guardian, Kumbhira, the soon-to-be year spirit. Sensing the divine general's desire to grow, (Captain) offers her a chance to join the crew.



During the crew's travels, they hear tales of the Boar Temple, said to house one of the Twelve Divine Generals.
According to the stories, simply visiting this sacred ground is enough to invite good health and fortune into one's life. Thus the crew decides to venture to the temple of the north-northwest.
They arrive at the mountain where the temple is located, but after a few hours pass, they realize they've been walking in circles.
Vyrn: Oof... I thought for sure we were going the right way...
Lyria: Look! Someone's standing next to the pond over there!
A girl squats over the edge of the water, dutifully washing what appears to be three tiny boar piglets.
???: How's that, Hamward? Feel good?
Hamward: Squeeeal!
???: Hehe. I'm glad. Okay, you're up next, Thomboar.
Thomboar: Squee-squee!
Lyria: She seems really nice!
Vyrn: Maybe she knows where the road to the temple is!
(Captain) nods and begins to walk in the girl's direction, stepping on a twig in the process. Crunch.
???: Who goes there?
The girl snaps her head toward the crew. Her gaze is piercing as she stares at them.
Vyrn: Um... Is it just me or is she leering at us? What should we do, (Captain)?
  1. Just smile and wave.
  2. Let's call out to her.

Choose: Just smile and wave.
Lyria: You're right! We have to let her know we mean no harm.
Vyrn: You got it! I'll grin with all my might!
Smiling from ear to ear, they each wave their arms in the air.
???: Who are these weirdos...
Lyria: Uh-oh... She looks even more on edge now.

Choose: Let's call out to her.
Vyrn: Yeah, good thinking. We'd better let her know we come in peace!
Lyria: Hiiiii! I'm Lyyyria!
Vyrn: And I'm Vyyyrn!
Hamward: Squealy-squealy-squeal!
???: Hamward! Don't answer them! What if they're bad people!
Lyria: Oh no... She looks even more suspicious of us now.
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Vyrn: Guess we've gotta go over and introduce ourselves the old-fashioned way.
After a deep breath to calm their nerves, they approach the pond.
???: You there. Why have you come to this mountain?
Vyrn: Well, um, we're here to visit the Boar Temple. But the path was really confusing, so...
???: The Boar Temple? Temple visitors would normally use the road...
(Captain) explains that they've come from a different island, and that they never saw a road from their docking port.
???: Mmmhm.
???: Yeah, I just can't get over how weird you guys are. You even have a flying lizard for crying out loud.
Vyrn: Hey! I ain't no lizard! And we ain't weird!
Just as tensions begin to boil over, something soft and warm brushes against (Captain)'s legs.
Looking down, (Captain) sees three tiny boars vying for the captain's attention.
Piglets: Squeee...
Lyria: Wow! (Captain), it looks like you've made friends!
???: Seriously, these piglets... What did I just tell you three about strangers!
The trio of lovable fur balls manage to diffuse the situation with their adorable squealing.
???: Even you, Pigchelle? I thought you knew better...
Pigchelle: Squee-squee!
(Captain) bends down and pets Pigchelle, causing the tiny creature to squeak in delight.
Lyria: Haha. She's so cute!
???: Thanks...
Vyrn: Whoa! They disappeared! Were we just seein things?
???: It's fine. They've just returned to me.
Lyria: Like... inside of you?
???: Yes. They're like my little guardians. We've been together since I was born.
???: Even though it's their first time seeing you, they weren't intimidated at all.
???: They can sense malice, so I guess if they like you that means you're not bad people. Then again, it's best not to take chances...
The girl paces a bit before finding a flower in half-bloom. She plucks it from the ground and peels away its petals one at a time.
???: Trust them, trust them not, trust them, trust them not...
Pluck, pluck, pluck. One by one the petals fall until the girl arrives at the final petal. She breathes a sigh of relief.
???: Trust... them. Yup. My piglets were right.
Vyrn: What was that just now? Some kinda weird pig prophecy?
???: Not really. More like simple fortune-telling. I learned it from my predecessor.
???: You know what, let's walk and talk. I'll take you folks to the temple grounds.
(Captain) thanks the swine-toting girl before following behind her.
As they head toward the temple, the crew get some surprising news.
Vyrn: What, you mean to tell me you're this year's spirit? Never woulda thought we'd meet you on the side of a mountain!
???: Yep, I'm Kumbhira. Guardian of the Boar Temple.
Kumbhira: Who're you guys anyway?
Vyrn: Whoops! Forgot to introduce ourselves!
Vyrn launches into the crew's back story, explaining their goals and their journey thus far.
Kumbhira: You guys seriously want to go to Estalucia?
Kumbhira: Picking fights with the empire, primal beasts, and what have you... You don't seem like liars, but this is all hard to believe.
Vyrn: Haha. I promise it's all true! Right, (Captain)?
(Captain) gives a good-natured smile to the still unconvinced Kumbhira.
Kumbhira: (Unwavering, honest eyes...)
Kumbhira: (What is it about those eyes... They remind me of someone.)
Kumbhira: We're here. Welcome to the Boar Temple.
Vyrn: Yowza, this crowd is intense!
???: Welcome back, Lady Kumbhira. Were you able to relax?
Kumbhira: Yeah, I guess. Thanks for covering for me.
Kumbhira introduces the old woman as a priestess of the Boar Temple who usually helps out with the day-to-day ceremonies.
Priestess: Lady Kumbhira, it's almost time...
Kumbhira: You're right... I'll be back, you guys.
Lyria: Oh, you have to go now?
Kumbhira: Yeah. There's a ritual that's gotta be performed before we start the new year—important temple stuff.
Tough Guy: Oy, girl. Word has it yer the divine boar, mm? They say yer as strong as they come.
A couple of muscle-ripped men approach Kumbhira, their aggressive intentions clear.
Rough Man: What's that they say you've got? "Blessed might" or whatever? Let us put those stories to the test.
Vyrn: You knuckleheads for real? Seems pretty rude to just...
Kumbhira puts her hand up to silence Vyrn. She then addresses the two men in a quiet, controlled voice.
Kumbhira: Here's the deal: pick up my little toy over here, and I'll fight you.
She directs their attention toward a massive bamboo pipe resting atop a sacred pedestal.
Tough Guy: What? That's it? I've had a harder time fightin' slimes—
Tough Guy: Ngh?
Rough Man: Stop being a piece of bonito crap and lift that stupid piece of bamboo!
Tough Guy: This has gotta be some kind of trick! Is it glued to the altar or something?
Kumbhira: Not at all.
Red-faced from exertion, the man loosens his grip on the pipe, and Kumbhira walks up to the holy instrument. She lifts it with ease.
Tough Guy: N-no way! Are you some kind of super Draph?
Rough Man: We're sorry! Please forgive us!
Vyrn: Wow, those dudes weren't kidding when they said you had—what was it again?—blessed strength.
Kumbhira: Not really. It was nothing.
Kumbhira: Anyway, I've got a ritual to prepare for. Bye for now.
Priestess: Excuse me, skyfarers. Would you like to see Lady Kumbhira at work?
Lyria: That sounds interesting. Let's go watch her, (Captain)!
Lyria: Wow... It might be even more crowded here than the front of the grounds!
The priestess leads them to an open rock face behind the temple.
There they find a huge group of people clustered around a large boulder tied with a thick rope.
Vyrn: What's gonna happen here?
Priestess: Omencrushing. That stone is filled with bad luck and misfortune. Lady Kumbhira will pulverize it and then lift a prayer for good health and fortune. It's a sacred tradition here at the Boar Temple.
Vyrn: She can pulverize that?
Vyrn looks up at the massive boulder just as Kumbhira finishes scaling it, her bamboo pipe slung across a shoulder.
Kumbhira: ...
She breathes in and raises the divine instrument above her head.
Kumbhira: Haaaaaaaa!
Lyria: What the! Where did the rock go?
Vyrn: She smashed it to dust. In one hit.
Kumbhira: Phew!
Kumbhira: I am Kumbhira, the guardian of the north-northwest and the divine boar!
Kumbhira: And I offer this contract to the heavens, so that we may find good fortune and prosperity throughout the year!
The moment she finishes her prayer, the crowd erupts into applause.
Temple Visitor 1: Gotta give it to the divine boar; she's amazing. The journey here was long, but I'm glad I came.
Temple Visitor 1: But then again, you know...
Temple Visitor 2: Yeah, I understand. She's great, but she's still nothing like the last divine boar.
Kumbhira: ...!
Vyrn: Whoa... She's taking off! Let's catch up to her and see what's wrong, (Captain)!
Kumbhira: I've never crushed omens like that before... But still...
Pigchelle: Squee...
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: You thought it was hamtastic? Thanks, Hamward.
Kumbhira: Too bad my personal best doesn't live up to my predecessor's average day.
Kumbhira: I'll never be worthy of the people who visit this temple.
Lyria: Kumbhira! It was incredible how you just went baaam and smashed that rock!
Kumbhira: Oh, you guys were there? Thanks for coming.
Vyrn: You've got some extreme muscle! Is that from some kind of crazy, hidden power or what?
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: Sorry. I don't have blessed might or anything like it.
Vyrn: Uh? Wait a minute... Didn't you just smash a boulder? Like, into dust?
Lyria: Yes, and that pipe you used for the Omencrushing, those men couldn't even lift it before.
Kumbhira: This old thing... Its full title is Recklessness Incarnate, Revered Lance of Dripping Gold.
Kumbhira: I call it "Recker" for short., but it's a weapon that only the divine boar can wield properly. I can change its weight at will.
Vyrn: So when you lifted it earlier, you just made it lighter?
Kumbhira gives an embarrassed nod before continuing.
Kumbhira: The former divine boar, she really did possess blessed might. She would even pump up Recker's weight way beyond normal and swing it like it was a twig.
Kumbhira: I don't have strength like that—I can't actually use Recker the way it's meant to be.
Kumbhira: In all the history of this temple, there's been only one divine boar without the legendary blessed strength, and, well... you're looking at her.
Vyrn: But the Omencrushing was great! If you weren't already super strong, then there's no way you coulda managed that!
Kumbhira: That was just practice. I've been training for the ritual since I was a child.
Kumbhira: I've spent weeks examining boulders from every point, and now I can see their weakest spots. Once you know the proper angle of attack, it's nothing to destroy a dumb stone with Recker.
Kumbhira: That's why the Omencrushing was nothing special. I've been in this village forever now—just looking at rocks and practicing for one, specific ritual.
Lyria: Oh, we didn't mean to... We're sorry to...
Kumbhira: Don't worry about it. I decided a long time ago that I would become a divine boar worthy of the title.
Kumbhira: Even if I don't have the blessed might of the other boars, I'll work until the people see me the same way they saw my predecessor.
Vyrn: Your predecessor? You really wanna be like her?
Kumbhira: Yep. She was amazing.
Kumbhira: One time, a rampaging primal came to this island. But she knocked it clear across the sky with one hit from Recker.
Kumbhira: She was cheerful, kind, and honest, and she had the strength of the divine boars before her. She was truly loved by the village.
Kumbhira: But after she finished the previous Omencrushing, she just disappeared.
A dejected Kumbhira lowers her gaze to the ground.
Kumbhira: It's finally my turn to fulfill the sacred duties, but I've since realized I'm not good enough yet...
Kumbhira: I'm a far cry from what my predecessor was, that's for sure...
Vyrn: Kumbhira...
Kumbhira: Hey, (Captain)...
Kumbhira: How can you lead your crew to Estalucia? You don't know what awaits you there, yet you still continue forward, unwavering.
Kumbhira: How can you fight foes like the empire and primal beasts again and again?
Kumbhira: And how... How did you get the strength to handle all of that?
  1. Because I've got my crew.

Choose: Because I've got my crew.
Vyrn: That's right. There's plenty that we've struggled with, but nothing we couldn't handle together.
Lyria: Yes, if we weren't there to support each other along the way, I think we would've given up a long time ago.
Kumbhira: A crew... That's why you're so strong?
Kumbhira: Hah. So that's what I've been missing: friends. I've been training alone for so long.
(Captain) notices something change in Kumbhira's demeanor.
  1. Come with us on our journey!

Choose: Come with us on our journey!
Kumbhira: Huh?
Vyrn: Heh-heh, good thinking, (Captain)! I'm all for it!
Lyria: Yes, Kumbhira! You're welcome to join us!
Kumbhira: (Me, exploring the skies? I've never thought about that before...)
Kumbhira: Sorry, no can do. I've been stuck in my village for so long...
  1. You won't know unless you try!

Choose: You won't know unless you try!
Kumbhira: ...!
Kumbhira: I'm not strong... How am I ever going to live up to the title of divine boar...
Former Divine Boar: Silly sow, you won't know unless you try!
Kumbhira: (Hah, that's right...)
Kumbhira: ((Captain)'s resolve... It's just like hers.)
Just then a bell rings throughout the compound, returning Kumbhira to her senses.
Kumbhira: Sorry. I've still got a few responsibilities to take care of, so I'd better get going.
  1. The offer's still open!

Choose: The offer's still open!
Vyrn: Yeah! The offer's still on the table!
(Captain), Vyrn, and Lyria are left wondering whether Kumbhira would consider their final pleas.
Priestess: ...
After taking care of her duties, Kumbhira heads to an empty field to sit and clear her head.
Kumbhira: (Paid my respects to the village chief, so now I can finally take a break.)
Priestess: May I ask you something? Why didn't you go with those skyfarers?
Kumbhira: How did you sneak up on—Ah, so you heard our conversation, huh?
Priestess: Lady Kumbhira, I've watched over you since you were crawling on the ground. I can tell when you're not being honest with yourself.
Kumbhira: Cut it out... I'm not a little kid anymore.
Priestess: Are you sure you don't want to go with them?
Kumbhira: I'm the divine boar, right?
Kumbhira: Everyone's been expecting big things from me pretty much since I was born...
Priestess: I believe you're already aware of this, but there is no precept that states the divine boar must reside in the village.
Priestess: Of course, the former boar stayed here for quite a long time. But that was simply of her own volition.
Kumbhira: ...
Priestess: Lady Kumbhira, the way you conducted the Omencrushing today was exceptional.
Kumbhira: But I overheard some of the crowd say they thought she did an even better job. I feel like I'm letting everyone down.
Priestess: Well... I don't believe that's true at all.
Kumbhira: Huh?
Priestess: The people of this village know you're always working yourself to the bone.
Priestess: And you—even without any blessed strength—were able to put on a magnificent display today.
Priestess: No matter what the people from the village or anywhere else might say, you are a beloved and worthy divine boar.
Kumbhira: ...!
Priestess: Which is why, Lady Kumbhira, it behooves you to choose what will make you happy.
Priestess: In any case, I'm looking forward to watching you become even more awe-inspiring as we approach this new year.
Priestess: Please, take care of yourself.
Kumbhira: Ugh, why would she say all of that and confuse me more...
Kumbhira: What should I do?
Kumbhira: ...
Looking down, Kumbhira spots a flower. She plucks it from the ground and begins chanting.
Kumbhira: To go, to go not...
Priestess: Which is why, Lady Kumbhira, it behooves you to choose what will make you happy.
Kumbhira: To go, to go not...
Vyrn: Yeah! The offer's still on the table!
Kumbhira: To go... to go not...
Former Divine Boar: Silly sow, you won't know unless you try!
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: That's what she said when I was unsure about becoming the divine boar. I sure do miss her.
Kumbhira places the flower on the ground and looks up to the clouds.
Kumbhira: The sky's so big and blue. But it's the same sky that (Captain) and the others are exploring every day.
Kumbhira: Do I really have what it takes to fly? I don't know. I don't know, but then again...
Kumbhira: I won't know unless I try!
She stands and begins racing across the field with all of her might.
The flower lies atop the grass, facing the sky and half of its petals still intact.
Vyrn: Aww, I know how you feel, (Captain), but maybe we should get goin' soon.
Lyria: Wait, look over there!
Lyria points to a figure charging at them with furious speed.
Lyria: It's Kumbhira! She's headed right for us!
Kumbhira: Pant, pant... (Captain)...
Kumbhira: Let me... join your crew!
Vyrn: Kumbhira!
Kumbhira: I want to be a worthy divine boar! Just like the boar before me!
Kumbhira: I'm not sure if I'll ever be good enough, but even still...
Kumbhira: I can't give up yet. And I realize now I won't become like her if I keep at it alone.
Kumbhira: That's why I want to travel with your crew and learn from you! I have to challenge myself!
Kumbhira: I'll do anything... So please, (Captain)!
  1. Of course!

Choose: Of course!
Filled with excitement, (Captain) nods with gusto.
Vyrn: Didn't we tell you the offer's always open, Kumboara!
Lyria: Glad to have you with us!
Kumbhira: Thank you, everyone!
Hamward: Squeal!
Kumbhira: Whoa, Hamward! What have I told you about appearing without my permission!
Lyria: Hehe. I think he felt how happy you are, so he just wants to celebrate with you.
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: Th-that's not it at all...
Kumbhira: Oh, whatever. You can't trust any of these piglets with your secrets.
Just before boarding the Grandcypher, Kumbhira turns to take a final look at the mountain she's always called home.
Kumbhira: (Wait for me. I'll come back stronger than ever!)
She takes a step into the airship, the first step of new adventure and determination.
The Grandcypher lifts off into the air, heading north-northwest into the blue sky, as vast as the possibilities it holds.

Have Boar, Will Travel

One afternoon members of the crew are discussing vacation plans. Kumbhira stumbles into this conversation, and she's asked where she would like to venture, although she finds herself unable to give a solid answer. Moments later Anila and Andira appear and invite Kumbhira, (Captain), and the others to go shopping.



It's been some time since Kumbhira first joined the crew.
One afternoon...
Vyrn: We should go to a place with a pretty view.
Lyria: That would be nice, but I'd rather go to somewhere with delicious food!
Having found some time off from their usual hectic adventures, a few members of the crew decide to take a vacation.
Unfortunately they can't seem to reach a consensus on the travel itinerary.
Kumbhira: Are you guys talking about that trip again?
Lyria: Yes! Eating new food is what makes travel worth it!
Vyrn: No, it's all about the views! What's better than seeing cool stuff?
Kumbhira: Hahaha... Sounds like you guys haven't gotten very far in your negotiations.
  1. Kumbhira, where do you want to go?

Choose: Kumbhira, where do you want to go?
Kumbhira: Huh, me?
Kumbhira: Well...
Lyria: Is there a place you want to see?
Kumbhira: Not really. I'm okay with anywhere.
Kumbhira: How about I help you guys prepare instead? I'm sure you need help packing or something, right?
Vyrn: Sure do! Thanks, Kumbhira! You're the best!
Lyria: Hehe, Kumbhira, you're like our big sister, constantly taking care of us!
Lyria: You always play with Vyrn and me—Oh, and you helped us with the cooking the other day too!
Kumbhira: I guess it's because I've spent a lot of time around younger kids. I've got ten younger brothers and sisters, you know, and each of them is wilder than any baby boar.
Vyrn: Ah, well, that explains why everyone considers you their big sis!
Kumbhira: Everyone? Surely not everyone...
Any version of Andira is a crew member

Andira: Kuuumbbhiiii!
Any version of Andira is a crew member

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No version of Andira in crew

???: Kuuumbbhiiii!
Continue 1
Kumbhira: Oof!
Any version of Andira is a crew member

Like a monkey-shaped bat out of hell, Andira flies into the room and hug-tackles Kumbhira.
Any version of Andira is a crew member

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Like a monkey-shaped bat out of hell, the guardian of the west-northwest, Andira, flies into the room and hug-tackles Kumbhira.
Having heard that Kumbhira's joined the crew, she's come to the Grandcypher to pay her old friend a visit.
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Kumbhira: Andy! What the heck! We've got to teach you to warn people before you launch yourself at them!
Andira: Mmm... Kumbhi, you're so warm...
Any version of Anila is a crew member

Anila: Hehe. I thought Andira was just up to her hyperactive antics again, but then I realized she was just excited because she saw you from across the room, Kumbhira.
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???: Hehe. I thought Andira was just up to her hyperactive antics again, but then I realized she was just excited because she saw you from across the room, Kumbhira.
Any version of Andira is a crew member, No version of Anila in crew

This is Anila, the sheep guardian charged with protecting the south-southwest.
She's come to check up on Kumbhira, to make sure she's acclimating to the Grandcypher.

No version of Andira in crew, No version of Anila in crew

This is Anila, the sheep guardian charged with protecting the south-southwest.
She and Andira, with their characteristic sister-like warmth, have come to check up on Kumbhira.
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Kumbhira: Anila, you've come too.
Anila: Yes. This port town, it's got a merchant district with great bargains.
Andira: We thought we'd invite you guys to check it out with us!
Anila: So how about it? Want to come?
  1. Let's go!

Choose: Let's go!
Putting the travel talk aside for now, the crew decides to head out for a day of shopping.
Vyrn: Heh-heh. I hope they've got juicy apples for sale.
Kumbhira: Andira, what is it that you want to buy anyway?
Andira: Nothing special. I just thought it would be fun!
Kumbhira: Wait, so you're not after anything in particular?
Anila: Sometimes the things you actually want find you... That's the true wonder of shopping.
Kumbhira: Hmm... Sure, if you say so...
Anila: Anyway, Andira, it's about time we left. Why don't you give dear Kumbhira a little space?
Andira winces at the thought; she's been attached to Kumbhira's back since boarding the Grandcypher.
Andira: Heh-heh... I'm fine like this! Kumbhira might get away if I don't hold on!
Lyria: Ahaha. You've even got your tail wrapped around her.
Kumbhira: Haha. You can take the monkey out of the jungle, but you can't take the monkey out of the girl.
Andira: Thaaaat's right! Some of us are born to horse and some of us are born to ride! Giddyap, Kumbhi!
Kumbhira: Fine, but you're definitely walking back to the Grandcypher. Got it?
Andira: I will definitely consider it!
Kumbhira: Seriously? I can't keep this up all day.
Lyria: Hehe. Shopping with you three is going to be so much fun!
Andira: Onward noble boar-steed! We've got stuff to buy!
With Andira's delighted cries pushing them on, (Captain), Vyrn, Lyria, Kumbhira, and Anila head for the market district.

Have Boar, Will Travel: Scene 2

After a few hours of frolicking in the market district, Kumbhira realizes she enjoys shopping with the others. Just as Anila finishes explaining the inherent joy in sharing experiences with friends, the conversation is cut short by a pair of ruffians threatening a shopkeeper.



(Captain), Lyria, Vyrn, and three of the Twelve Divine Generals are happily meandering through the market district.
Vyrn: Whoa, this place is packed!
Merchants are hawking their wares for far lower than normal, and hoards of hungry consumers have come to take advantage of the savings.
Kumbhira: ...
Vyrn: Huh? What is it, Kumbhira?
Kumbhira: It's nothing. There's just... way too many people.
Kumbhira: (These shops are bursting at the seams! I've only ever read about such crowds in books...)
Andira: Hey, Anila! They're selling fluffy clothes over here! Oh, and there's plushies too!
Anila: Oh my! There's so much! I'm paralyzed by all the choices!
Anila: But look at how cute this scarf is! So soft and white!
Lyria: Those vegetables look yummy, and these rare fruits—Oh, there's even a vendor handing out meat samples!
Kumbhira: (What gives? They're jumping at the chance to check out every little thing...)
Kumbhira: (First this store, then that one—are they seriously thinking of buying everything they come across?)
As each crew member haphazardly scours the stores, Kumbhira is left dumbfounded.
Anila: Now this is a nice texture. Here, Kumbhira, feel it.
Kumbhira: Oh, you're right. It's so soft...
Lyria: Andira, they're selling cotton candy over there!
Andira: Cotton candy? It's our lucky day!
Andira: Hey, Kumbhi, do you like cotton candy?
Kumbhira: Huh? Sure?
Andira: Good! That settles it! Next stop: cotton candy heaven!
Lyria: Haha! Let's go!
Anila: Hold on now, you two! Don't go wandering off on your own. Here, hold my hand!
Andira: Heh-heh. Can I use my tail?
Lyria: Haha, Andira, you grabbed Kumbhira with your tail again!
Kumbhira: Oh well, this way we won't get separated. Safety first.
Anila: Lyria, you hold my hand.
Lyria: Okay!
Kumbhira: Haha...
Kumbhira: (Even though we're not after anything in particular, I can't deny I'm enjoying myself...)
Kumbhira: (How weird. I've never felt this way before.)
Now armed with cotton candy aplenty, they continue through the district.
Kumbhira: (Oh, this choker is beautiful...)
Suddenly a gleam catches Kumbhira's eye, and she finds herself completely charmed by a beautiful necklace sitting in a store display.
Andira: Kumbhi! Look! They've got walnuts painted to look like little boars over here!
Kumbhira: Really? Where?
Despite her interest in the piece of jewelry, Kumbhira is unable to assert her own shopping desires.
Andira: Ooo, everybody! That grocer looks like they've got good stuff! Come on!
Vyrn: Whew... Can't we take a break first? My wings are howlin'...
Lyria: I bet they have apples though.
Vyrn: Yeah? What are we waitin' for! To the grocer!
Anila: Hehe. I love it when everyone is enjoying themselves.
Kumbhira: How about you, Anila? You having fun?
Anila: Of course! Visiting all of these shops with my good friends—I love it.
Kumbhira: Good friends, huh?
Kumbhira: (Maybe that's why this has been a strangely enjoyable afternoon?)
???: Seriously? That's still way too expensive!
???: B-but, I'll starve if I make it any cheaper!
The sounds of an argument spill out from the alleyway behind the crew.
Heading in the direction of the clamor, the crew finds several men surrounding a meek shopkeeper.
Rough Customer: I thought the customer was always right. They not teach you that at merchant school?
Anila: Those men... They've got blades on them.
Kumbhira: I don't think they're trying to negotiate for lower prices.
Rough Customer: Hey, what're you punks looking at! Get the hell out of here!
Kumbhira: We could say the same to you, pal. I promise this is going to go a lot better for you if you just leave now.
Rough Customer: Big words for a buncha kids! You don't know who you're dealing with!
The men draw their respective weapons and turn their attention toward (Captain)'s band.
Anila: Well, you warned them. Guess we have to rake them over the coals.
Kumbhira: Looking forward to it. Let's get 'em, Anila, (Captain)!

Have Boar, Will Travel: Scene 3

With their shopping adventures concluded, the crew head to the park to take a break. Anila advises Kumbhira, telling her to talk about her wants and needs with her friends. Kumbhira, having gained confidence since her travels with (Captain) began, promises Anila that she'll try to be more honest with her feelings.



After defeating the rowdy men, the crew continues exploring the market.
Soon enough, they finish their shopping and head to a nearby park for a stroll.
Kumbhira: I'm beat. How about we take a break?
Piglets: Squee-squee!
Sheep: Baaa!
Lyria: Hello, little friends! Do you want to play?
Andira: They're so soft and fluffy! It's a... It's a fluffydise!
Lyria and Andira run around the grass, chasing the animals.
Piglets: Squeal!
Sheep: Baaa!
Lyria: Squee-squee!
Andira: Baa, baa!
Vyrn: They've lost their minds...
  1. Squee!
  2. Baaaa!

Choose: Squee!
Choose: Baaaa!
Vyrn: Oh no, it's happened to you too, (Captain)!
Unable to contain the urge any longer, (Captain) bounds over to frolic with the animals.
Vyrn: Oh, um... I guess I'll go play too!
Vyrn: Make room for me! Squee-squee!
Anila: Hahaha! Look at them go!
Kumbhira: Haha, they're having so much fun.
Anila and Kumbhira sit on the sidelines, smiling and watching their friends make merry.
Andira: Yawn...
Lyria: Mmm... aah...
Kumbhira: Tired little tikes...
Having worn themselves out from their games, Andira is asleep on Anila's lap while Lyria has fallen asleep on Kumbhira's lap.
Vyrn is asleep on the stomach of (Captain), who is sprawled out in the grass beside Kumbhira and Anila.
Kumbhira: Okay, little friends, would you please keep everyone warm?
Piglets: Squee-squee!
Anila: You guys help the piglets!
Sheep: Baaa!
The little animals snuggle up against the dormant crew members.
Kumbhira: There, that should be comfy enough.
Andira: Heh-heh... Anila, you can pay with the fluffy stuff...
Anila: Haha... What's she dreaming about, I wonder?
Kumbhira: I bet she's happy she got to shop with you today, and she's dreaming about it now.
Anila: I wonder... I think she's actually happier that she got to have a day out with you.
Kumbhira: Huh?
Anila: Kumbhira, you've spent almost your whole life cooped up inside your village, right?
Anila: I can't even remember how many years it's been since your last excursion with us.
Kumbhira: No kidding. We've really only met for official guardian business.
Anila: That's exactly why hanging out with you today has been so important for Andira.
Kumbhira: Yeah, she's sweet...
Careful not to wake Lyria, Kumbhira leans over and lovingly strokes Andira's hair.
Anila: Andira said she wanted to make you happy.
Kumbhira: She did?
Anila: Yes. She said that you've always been so nice to her. She wants to repay you for your kindness.
Andira: Hey, Kumbhi, do you like cotton candy?
Andira: Kumbhi! Look! They've got walnuts painted to look like little boars over here!
Kumbhira: Now that I think about it, it did seem like she was only looking at items I would like.
Anila: I can see where she was coming from.
Anila: You've never been one to share what you want or what you like.
Anila: I think we'd all be happier if you tried opening up a bit more.
Kumbhira: Anila...
Kumbhira looks into Anila's kind eyes and takes a deep breath before confronting her own emotions.
Kumbhira: I think maybe I'm just afraid.
Kumbhira: Ever since I was a kid, I've had a lot of expectations put on me, being the divine boar and all...
Kumbhira: It became kind of an obsession to live up to that image.
Anila: Yeah, your village has an especially traditional view of the year spirits' role...
Kumbhira: Until now, I've never had anyone that I could share my real feelings with.
Kumbhira: I didn't know how they would react.
Kumbhira: And that's what's so scary.
Anila: You poor thing...
Anila: Thank you. I know it's not easy for you to let it all out.
Anila grins at Kumbhira, attempting to put the divine boar at ease.
Anila: If I'm being honest, then I find it frightening to express myself too.
Kumbhira: You do?
Anila: Yes. No one wants to accidentally produce conflict.
Anila: But then again, that's what makes it kind of exciting.
Anila: Sharing what you believe, learning what others know... Honest communication can be more than just scary.
Kumbhira: I wouldn't know...
Anila: Really? That's not the impression I got.
Kumbhira: What do you mean?
Anila: Weren't you the one who decided to leave your village and go on an adventure? Even though you knew it would be scary, you wanted to take that step.
Kumbhira: ...!
Kumbhira turns to look at the sleeping (Captain).
Kumbhira: I feel like I was almost daydreaming at the time...
Kumbhira: But maybe you're right.
Kumbhira: It was scary to think of all the possibilities, but I saw the potential in what I was doing.
Anila: So, how is it so far? The adventure with (Captain).
Kumbhira: There's new surprises every day; I'm learning so many things.
Kumbhira: Like how fun it can be to go shopping with everyone. I've never done that before.
Kumbhira: I think, little by little, I might be changing.
Kumbhira: I wonder if I can even change...
Anila: You can. I'm sure of it.
Anila: Not to mention (Captain) and I will always be here for you to help you along the way!
Kumbhira: I... appreciate that, Anila.
Kumbhira: I'll try to be more upfront about what I'm thinking.
Anila: Hehe. I can't wait to hear more from the real you.
Anila and Kumbhira exchange a smile of newfound mutual understanding.
The pair talk gleefully through the rest of the afternoon while (Captain), Vyrn, Lyria, and Andira continue their napping.

Have Boar, Will Travel: Scene 4

After returning to the Grandcypher, Andira surprises Kumbhira with the necklace she had been eyeing in the market. Moments later (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn appear with a strikingly similar choker. Kumbhira, overjoyed by these displays of friendship, is finally able to talk about her desires, suggesting that the crew visit a remote hot spring for vacation.



Kumbhira: Hey, Andira. We're here now. You need to wake up.
Andira: That's okay. Today's a fluffy kinda day...
Kumbhira: What's that supposed to mean?
Anila: Haha. She's had her tail wound around you all the way back to the airship.
Kumbhira: Yeah... She's being an especially spoiled monkey today.
Anila, Andira, and Kumbhira arrive at the Grandcypher just after sundown.
However, (Captain), Vyrn, and Lyria have yet to return, choosing to attend to some errands in town instead.
Anila: Come on! Up and at 'em, Andira!
Andira: No thanks. I don't need any soup or patterns...
Anila: Andiiiira... You might miss your chance if you sleep any longer...
Andira: Ah! That's right!
Prodded by Anila's request, Andira suddenly snaps awake.
Andira: Good morning, Kumbhi!
Kumbhira: Whoa, good morning. You sure wake up fast.
Andira: That's because I've got something I want to give you!
Kumbhira: Huh? To me?
Andira: Yeah! I hope you like it!
Andira, grinning mischievously, hands Kumbhira a small package.
The divine boar unwraps it and cocks her head, wondering what could be inside.
Kumbhira: Holy bacon, it's that flower choker! Is it the same one from the accessory store?
Anila: Hehe. Of course. You were almost in a trance when you saw it.
Andira: That and I just thought it would look great on you, Kumbhi!
Andira: It's a present from both Anila and me!
Anila: There you have it. We hope you like it.
Kumbhira: Are you guys sure?
Anila & Andira: Of course!
Yep!
Anila: It's to say thank you, Kumbhira. For everything you do for us.
Andira: Hehe. We love you, Kumbhi!
Kumbhira: Thank you, both!
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: Hamward! Stop popping out already!
Anila: Hahaha! Every time you're happy, Hamward decides to come out and say hello.
Andira: Yay! We made Kumbhi go all hampy!
Kumbhira: Go hampy? Please don't call it that...
Kumbhira: But... thank you both. I'm happy to have friends like you.
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Andira: Hehe. Hamward, you l'il cutie...
Andira bends down to give Hamward a hug, while Anila stands smiling at Kumbhira.
Anila: As long as we get to see your face light up, Kumbhira, there's nothing we wouldn't do for you.
Anila: That's why you can rely on us a little more. Just like we rely on you.
Kumbhira: Anila...
Anila: Didn't I tell you we would always be here for you?
Vyrn: Sorry, sorry! We didn't know all that would take so long!
Just then (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn hurry back into the room, having apparently finished their errands.
Lyria: Hi, every—Whoa! That necklace!
Kumbhira: Huh? Hey!
(Captain) stands directly in front of Kumbhira, gripping a very familiar flower choker.
Kumbhira: Is that the same necklace? What is going on...
Vyrn: Um, well, we noticed you lookin' at one like it at the store.
Vyrn: And you're always so nice to us, so um...
Lyria: We thought we'd get it for you as a present, but that store was already sold out.
Vyrn: We were just going to come back, but (Captain) insisted on finding the same one, so we turned the whole market upside down.
Lyria: We saw one that looked like it, so we grabbed it up right away.
Vyrn: But I guess there's no point in having two of the same necklace...
Kumbhira: What are you saying!
Kumbhira: I love it! And I'll wear it with pride.
Kumbhira: Thank you, everyone. I'm not sure what to say...
Kumbhira: But you've all made me very, very happy!
Thomboar: Squee-squee!
Pigchelle: Squeal!
Kumbhira: Aah! Thomboar, Pigchelle!
Andira: Oh! Now you're double hampy!
Lyria: Hehe... I'm glad you like it!
Kumbhira: Ugh... This is so embarrassing...
Anila: Really? You're embarrassed when your little piglets appear?
Kumbhira: Yeah... You never know when they're gonna pop out...
Kumbhira: But, hmm...
Kumbhira: Maybe not knowing when isn't so bad. Well, not so bad.
Andira: That sounds like you kind of like it!
Andira: I'm gonna try to make you go hampy way more often!
Kumbhira: No! Now that does sound bad! Very bad!
Everyone gives a good-natured laugh at Kumbhira's exasperation.
Vyrn: Oh, by the way, we found this travel flier while we were rootin' around town.
Vyrn: Looks like this place would make for some pretty good sightseeing!
Kumbhira: Um, about that... There's a place I wouldn't mind showing everyone.
Lyria: Oh, really? Please tell us!
Kumbhira takes a deep breath and then turns toward Anila.
Anila smiles back and nods reassuringly, giving Kumbhira the strength to speak.
Kumbhira: On the eastern border of Phantagrande, there's a island with a bunch of famous springs. I heard about it from the priestess.
Kumbhira: I've always wanted to go there! Ever since I heard about it when I was a little girl, I've tried to imagine what kind of place it could be.
Vyrn: Whoa... She knows about islands way out there, huh?
Kumbhira: Yeah. I don't know much about it, but apparently a crew of skyfarers took her there a long time ago.
Kumbhira: Those springs are said to completely rid your body of exhaustion! Doesn't that sound like a great place to spend a relaxing vacation?
Kumbhira: That, and the view of the mountains from the water is supposed to be amazing! They even say that there was a king who would go there for the view alone!
Kumbhira: And the grapes! The grapes! So big and sweet and juicy!
Kumbhira: Oh and, and there are all sorts of springs with different kinds of water and temperature—
Anila: Haha! Who knew you were keeping all this inside?
Kumbhira: Ack!
Kumbhira: Sorry, I just got excited and went on a tangent...
Kumbhira: I just thought it would be a nice place to go on vacation...
Vyrn: Outdoor bath with a great view? Count me in!
Lyria: Me too! I want to try those grapes!
  1. Me three! I'm the captain!

Choose: Me three! I'm the captain!
Kumbhira: Really? That's a relief...
Kumbhira: But I'm not sure that Vyrn and Lyria will want to do the same stuff.
Anila: Hehe. Never mind that. It will be a fun trip regardless.
Thomboar: Squee-squee!
The crew spends the rest of the evening planning the trip.
As Kumbhira engages with her precious crew mates, she adjusts the two nearly identical necklaces dangling from her neck.

Trials and Aspirations

Kumbhira awakens from a dream of her childhood, when she used to pray for the blessed might of the Divine Boar. Later that morning, she receives a letter from the priestess at the Boar Temple saying that her predecessor has returned. Kumbhira rushes home and reunites with her predecessor, who drops a bombshell: she's resuming her duties as the Divine Boar, and wants Kumbhira to step down.



In a dense forest stands an austere shrine. A young girl prays fervently in front of it.
Young Kumbhira: Please, bestow upon me the blessed might of the Divine Boar.
Young Kumbhira: I... I just need a fraction of her strength.
Young Kumbhira: So many people are counting on me... I don't want to let them down!
Mysterious Voice: Fret not, dear child.
Young Kumbhira: Huh?
Mysterious Voice: Strength will come to you in due time. You need only stay true to your path—
Kumbhira: Gasp!
Kumbhira steadies her ragged breathing. In the dim light of dawn, she stares at her shaking, sweat-soaked hands.
Kumbhira: A dream... It was just a dream.
Stretching, the Divine General gets out of bed and heads for the galley. There, she pours herself a glass of water. As she gulps it down, she ponders her dream.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: (I used to pray every day at that shrine when I was little.)
Kumbhira: (I only ever heard that voice once. In the end, I never did achieve the strength of the previous Divine Boars.)
Kumbhira is still staring into her glass when she hears familiar footsteps approaching.
Lyria: Oh! Good morning, Kumbhira!
Vyrn: You're up awfully early. You're not on breakfast duty with us, are you? I don't remember seeing your name...
Kumbhira: Oh, um. No... I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep.
  1. Did you have a bad dream?

Choose: Did you have a bad dream?
Kumbhira: Wha! Wh-what makes you think that?
Vyrn: Well, we've been traveling together for a while now. I can tell when something's on your mind.
Kumbhira: Ahaha... I guess there's no hiding it from you, is there?
Kumbhira scratches bashfully at her blushing cheek. After a moment of hesitation, she begins to speak.
Kumbhira: Actually, I had a dream about a childhood memory...
She recounts the vision she had to her friends. They nod as she describes it, listening to every word.
Lyria: That's right... When we first met you, you said that you didn't have your predecessor's blessed might.
Vyrn: All the other Divine Boars had that super strength, right?
Kumbhira: Yeah. The successors to the position usually display that might from a young age, but to this day, I haven't been blessed.
Vyrn: But you still smashed that boulder to bits at the Omencrushing, didn't you? I'd say you're plenty powerful already.
Lyria: Right! One minute the boulder was there, the next it was a pile of pebbles! It was really something!
Kumbhira: Hehe, thanks. I trained day and night to be like my predecessor. I guess in some ways, it paid off.
The former Divine Boar is said to be the strongest of those who have assumed the role.
She was blessed not only with divine might, but a free-spirited nature that drew people to her. Beloved and trusted by the villagers, she did two cycles worth of duties.
But one day, when Kumbhira was still a child, she disappeared from the village without a trace.
Kumbhira: If she hadn't disappeared, she'd probably still be the Divine Boar instead of me.
Kumbhira: Even though the blessed might of the boar grows weaker over time, she still stood above all others as the mightiest.
Vyrn: Huh? What do you mean it grows weaker?
Kumbhira: Blessed might fades with age. By the time you reach forty, it disappears completely.
Kumbhira: Once you're past your peak, you start noticing the difference.
Kumbhira: Not that I would personally know. I read every book on blessed might that I could get my hands on. That's all I could do...
Lyria: Kumbhira...
Lyria, sympathizing with Kumbhira's plight, lowers her gaze, but Kumbhira smiles brightly.
Kumbhira: Thank you, Lyria, but I'm all right. I've come to terms with the fact that I don't have the power of the other boars.
Kumbhira: I decided I'm not going to let that stop me. I'm going to fulfill this role my way.
Taken by surprise at the confidence behind her own words, Kumbhira suddenly finds herself embarrassed and shrugs.
Kumbhira: I just wish I knew where my predecessor is and what she's doing right now.
Vyrn: She sent you a letter before, right? I got the sense she was chillin' out on a beach...
Kumbhira: That sounds about right for her. I wouldn't be surprised if she's moved on and is soaking in some hot springs now.
Kumbhira: If we ever find her, there's so much I'd love to catch up on.
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Hamward chooses that moment to enter the conversation. He leaps up and down, trying to get Kumbhira's attention.
Kumbhira: Hm? A letter? For me?
Taking the missive from the piglet, Kumbhira opens it. Her eyes widen at what she reads.
Kumbhira: Y-you can't be serious!
At Kumbhira's request, the Grandcypher changes course for the Boar Temple.
Upon arriving, Kumbhira and the others begin the trek up the mountain to the temple. The Divine General looks around, reminiscing as she goes.
Kumbhira: It's been so long since I've set foot on the island. I hope the priestess is doing all right.
Vyrn: I can tell how much coming here means to ya, Kumboara. You even changed your threads for the occasion!
Lyria: That's the outfit we picked out together, right? It really suits you!
Kumbhira: Hehe, thanks. I want to show everybody back in the village how my journey's changed me for the better.
The large temple gate comes into view. At the entrance stands an elderly woman.
Elder Priestess: Welcome back, Lady Kumbhira.
Kumbhira: It's good to be back. I've missed you.
Elder Priestess: As have I. Look at how much you've grown. Your travels have done you good.
Elder Priestess: And what splendid clothes. Have you been brushing up on fashion, or did your friends help you pick them out?
Kumbhira: Oh, you know! Doesn't matter either way! Hehe, I make this look good, don't I?
Elder Priestess: Yes, you look wonderful, Lady Kumbhira.
Kumbhira and the priestess hug, basking in their reunion. After a while, Kumbhira pulls the letter from her pocket.
Kumbhira: I got your letter. I still can't believe it.
Kumbhira: "Your predecessor has returned to the village. She's asked for you to come back as well."
Elder Priestess: ...
Kumbhira: Where is she? There's so much I want to ask her... Oh, and I'd like to introduce her to my friends as well.
Vyrn: We're lookin' forward to meeting her too. This'll sound crazy, but I've got this weird feelin' that I've already met her somehow...
Lyria: Hehe, Kumbhira told us so many stories about her on the way here that we might as well have.
Kumbhira: I... I didn't... Okay, I might've gotten a little excited, but can you blame me? It's been a while.
Elder Priestess: ...
Elder Priestess: Actually, Lady Kumbhira, I'd like to talk to you about your predecessor before you go see her.
But before she can say anything else, she's cut off by an exuberant voice.
???: I see you Kumbhira!
A woman with grand horns waves excitedly as she runs full tilt toward them.
Former Divine Boar: Heeeey! It's been so long! I'm glad to see you're okay! And are those new clothes? Nice! They look fantastic on you!
Kumbhira: O-oh, um...
Former Divine Boar: I'm soooo sorry I left you holding the bag! It couldn't have been easy.
Former Divine Boar: The priestess told me how you've been working your tushy off.
Former Divine Boar: But you stepped up and did a great job! I wouldn't expect anything less from my beloved apprentice! C'mere, you!
Kumbhira: Oh... Hehe...
Before Kumbhira can react, the former Divine Boar grabs her successor and starts patting her on the head. She turns to the others.
Former Divine Boar: And you must be (Captain)! I can't thank you enough for standing by Kumbhira!
Lyria: You know who we are?
Former Divine Boar: Of course I do! You're Lyria, and you're Vyrn! There's no way I wouldn't know about Kumbhira's friends!
Vyrn: Wow, you've done your research! It really does feel like we've already met before.
Kumbhira: Geez, you haven't changed a bit—you're still the same storm of a woman, sweeping up everyone in your path.
Former Divine Boar: Ahahaha! You know me: I like to take life by the horns and rush full speed ahead!
The former Divine Boar throws back her head and laughs heartily before turning back to Kumbhira.
Former Divine Boar: Anyway, now that I'm back, I hereby officially relieve you of your duties as the Divine Boar! Thanks for holding down the fort!
Kumbhira: Right!
Kumbhira: Wait... What?
The smile slowly recedes from Kumbhira's face as her predecessor's words sink in.
Kumbhira: Hold on a second. What do you mean you're relieving me?
Former Divine Boar: Oh, did I not mention that? My bad! I'm ready to return to my duties as the Divine Boar!
Former Divine Boar: Thanks for all your hard work, Kumbhira, but I've got it from here!
The former Divine Boar smiles warmly and places a hand on Kumbhira's shoulder.
Kumbhira: Huh?
But Kumbhira can only stare, utterly shocked at her predecessor's sudden declaration.

Trials and Aspirations: Scene 2

The priestess explains why the village elder was so eager to accept the former Divine Boar's return: he has always refused to acknowledge Kumbhira, as she doesn't possess the blessed might and hasn't passed the Trial of the Boar King. Meanwhile, Kumbhira tries to accept the turn of events, but with encouragement from her siblings, (Captain), and the crew, decides to undergo the Trial of the Boar King.



Kumbhira: ...
While Kumbhira is stunned into silence by her predecessor's pronouncement, (Captain) and the others step up in her place.
Vyrn: Just hold on a darn minute! Is this supposed to be some kind of joke?
Lyria: Yeah! Kumbhira has been giving her duties everything she's got while you were gone!
Former Divine Boar: Exactly. And now that I'm back, she can give her everything to living as Kumbhira, and not the Divine Boar.
  1. But that's not right!

Choose: But that's not right!
(Captain) refuses to back down, but an elderly villager comes and stands beside the former Divine Boar.
Village Elder: This is an internal village matter. Kindly stay out of this.
Kumbhira: Wait, what are you saying?
Village Elder: Kumbhira. Surely someone as intelligent as you understands.
Village Elder: You were filling in while your predecessor was gone. Although you carried out her duties, you were never officially instated as the Divine Boar.
Village Elder: Now that she's returned, it's only natural that you would cede your place.
Kumbhira: B-but I can't just abandon my duties!
Village Elder: Then let me ask you one thing: did you ever receive the blessed might?
Kumbhira: ...!
Village Elder: Your face tells me all I need to know. We cannot entrust the village to one who hasn't even passed the Boar King's trial.
Village Elder: Even should the villagers accept you, on the pride of our village, I cannot allow you to carry on.
Former Divine Boar: Hey, let's all calm down, 'kay? Kumbhira's worked hard for the village; there's no need to get all prickly.
Village Elder: As you wish, my lady.
Former Divine Boar: All righty, Kumbhira, I'mma peace out! Kick back and enjoy a well-earned rest!
With that, Kumbhira's predecessor and the village elder head inside the temple.
Kumbhira: ...
Vyrn: What a load of rotten apples! She disappears out of the blue and puts everything on your shoulders, and now she wants you to step aside?
Vyrn: She has no idea what you've been through! None of them do!
Kumbhira: Thanks, Vyrn... But the village elder is right.
Kumbhira: The only reason I could become the Divine Boar was because my predecessor left. Under normal circumstances, I was never meant to fill that role.
Lyria: Kumbhira...
Kumbhira: I think I'll head into the village. I should check in with my family... Give them the souvenirs from my journey.
Vyrn: H-hey! Wait, Kumboara!
Kumbhira: ...!
Kumbhira runs into the forest, ignoring her companions as they call out to her.
The priestess leads (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn to her home, where she explains what's behind the sudden turn of events.
Elder Priestess: One day, the former Divine Boar showed up in the village and declared her intent to resume her duties.
Vyrn: The village elder never approved of Kumbhira, did he? That's why he was so eager to have her predecessor back.
Elder Priestess: Yes. He values tradition, you see. He considers Kumbhira unfit because she didn't pass the Trial of the Boar King.
Lyria: The elder mentioned that too. What is it?
Elder Priestess: An ancient rite that all prospective candidates must pass in order to be officially recognized as the Divine Boar.
Elder Priestess: The first Divine Boar built a small shrine. Underneath it is a cavern where a spirit beast is said to dwell. The candidate must defeat this beast. However...
Elder Priestess: The only ones allowed to undertake the trial are those imbued with blessed might, or those given approval by the village elder.
Lyria: B-but that means Kumbhira will never be able to face the trial!
Elder Priestess: It is as you say. Kumbhira was never even given the opportunity. The village elder's word holds much sway at the Boar Temple.
The priestess looks down at her hands, speaking haltingly.
Elder Priestess: Whether Kumbhira passes the trial or not, she has the blessing of the other villagers. And of course, she has mine.
Elder Priestess: But it's also true that the previous Divine Boar was without equal. The people have no reason to reject her.
Vyrn: Dang it! Are you saying we have to sit back and watch as Kumboara loses everything she worked so hard for?
A heavy silence falls over the group.
  1. I wonder how Kumbhira's taking it...

Choose: I wonder how Kumbhira's taking it...
(Captain)'s mumbled thought breaks the silence, but no one has an answer.
Meanwhile, Kumbhira's steps have taken her to a familiar place inside the forest.
Kumbhira: The boar shrine... Maybe I should offer a prayer, for old time's sake.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: (What would the old me think if she could see me now?)
Kumbhira: (Would she say I'm amazing? That I did well? Or would she be disappointed?)
Mysterious Voice: Seek, and you shall receive.
Kumbhira: ...!
Mysterious Voice: Divine Boar Kumbhira. Follow the path laid out before you.
Kumbhira: Wh-what was that?
Kumbhira's Siblings: Sis!
A boy and a girl come crashing out of the brush and attack Kumbhira with hugs.
Kumbhira: Whoa! What are you two doing here?
Kumbhira's Brother: We heard you came back! We got tired of waiting, though, so we came to find you!
Kumbhira's Sister: We figured you'd be here! This is one of your favorite spots on the whole island!
Kumbhira: Oh... You came out all this way for me? Thanks, you two.
Kumbhira: Say, did either of you hear anything just now? I thought I heard a man's voice.
Kumbhira's Brother: Hmm... Nope. I didn't hear a thing.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira stares at the shrine, but is pulled away by her siblings. As they depart, she takes one last look at it before allowing herself to be led to the village.
When they reach their home, Kumbhira is greeted by her parents and other siblings. She spends some hours playing with her ten brothers and sisters.
After a while, the family members disperse, heading out to do village chores. Kumbhira is left with two of her youngest siblings.
Kumbhira: Well, what should we do next? We could play tag outside. Or maybe try a board game?
Kumbhira's Sister: ...
Kumbhira's Sister: Is it true, Sis? You aren't gonna be the Divine Boar anymore?
Kumbhira: Huh?
Kumbhira's Brother: Shh! We weren't supposed to bring that up!
Kumbhira's Sister: Why not? I wanna know!
Kumbhira: Ah... I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make you worry.
Kumbhira: But even if I step down... No, I think stepping down is what's best for the village.
Kumbhira: I mean, my predecessor is amazing. She's the most powerful Divine Boar we've ever had... And the people love her.
Kumbhira: So there's no reason for me to complain. I wanted her to come back for a long time anyway, so it all works out.
Kumbhira's Sister: Then why do you look so sad?
Kumbhira: Huh? I do?
Kumbhira's Sister: Ever since we saw you, you've had this hurt look on your face. It makes me sad too!
Tears well up in the little girl's eyes. Her brother rubs her back, trying to comfort her. He turns to Kumbhira.
Kumbhira's Brother: To be honest, I'm really disappointed.
Kumbhira's Brother: So what if the old Divine Boar is amazing? It's you I look up to. You took everything that came your way head-on, and you never flinched.
Kumbhira's Brother: Is this really what you want, Kumbhira?
Kumbhira: ...!
Kumbhira: I decided I'm not going to let that stop me. I'm going to fulfill this role my way.
Kumbhira: No... I don't want it to end like this.
Kumbhira: I'm disappointed too! I left with the crew to carve out my own path as a Divine Boar, and now that I've found it, I don't want to give up.
Kumbhira's Sister: Then don't, Sis!
Kumbhira: But that's... That's just me being selfish!
Kumbhira: If I really want what's best for the village, I'd stand aside and let my predecessor do the job—
  1. It's okay to be selfish!

Choose: It's okay to be selfish!
Kumbhira: ...!
(Captain) bursts breathlessly into the room, followed by Lyria and Vyrn.
Kumbhira: (Captain)! Lyria! Vyrn! What are you all doing here?
Lyria: We wanted to talk to you, so we let ourselves in.
Vyrn: You can tell us you're fine till you're blue in the face, but we're not okay with this!
Vyrn: We don't care what anyone says; we think you're the best boar for the job!
Kumbhira: You don't know her like I do. She's like the sun, shining brightly over everyone while I stumble around in the dark!
Kumbhira averts her gaze, hugging herself. (Captain) steps in front of her, demanding her attention.
  1. You won't know unless you try!

Choose: You won't know unless you try!
Kumbhira: ...!
Those exact words are what pushed Kumbhira to join the crew.
Kumbhira: Let me... join your crew!
Kumbhira: I want to be a worthy Divine Boar! Just like the boar before me!
Kumbhira: I'm not sure if I'll ever be good enough, but even still...
Kumbhira: That's why I want to travel with your crew and learn from you! I have to challenge myself!
Lyria: You joined us that day because you listened to the voice in your heart. You can do it again now.
Vyrn: And even if things don't work out, you've still got us. No matter what happens at the end of the day, we'll be here for you.
Vyrn: After this is all over, we can head to the ocean or the hot springs and unwind! We can think about what happens after that.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: I won't know unless I try, huh...
Kumbhira's fingers brush against her outfit; its warmth reminds her of the friends who helped her choose it. Drawing strength from them, she makes her decision.
Kumbhira: Thank you. Without you here, I would have given up without listening to my heart.
Lyria: Kumbhira...
Kumbhira: I might not be able to measure up to my predecessor, but I won't know unless I try.
Kumbhira: The Divine Boar Kumbhira isn't the kind of person to give up without a fight.
Kumbhira raises her head proudly and declares her next move.
Kumbhira: I'm going to undergo the Trial of the Boar King.

Trials and Aspirations: Scene 3

The predecessor offers to retake the Trial of the Boar King alongside Kumbhira to show who is the rightful Divine Boar. They both pass the trial by defeating the spirit beast, then duel each other to determine the winner. Though her predecessor's strength is overwhelming, Kumbhira uses finely honed techniques and observation skills to secure victory.



In the inner sanctum of the Boar Temple is a special room for the temple's guardian.
Sprawled out among the formal trappings is the former Divine Boar.
Former Divine Boar: Ahhhh... I forgot how comfy this room is for a nap!
Village Elder: Sigh... I don't suppose you'd listen if I said your behavior is unbecoming of your station.
Former Divine Boar: You know me so well!
Former Divine Boar: So, Kumbhira made a request?
Village Elder: Yes. She wishes to undergo the Boar King's trial.
Village Elder: I don't know what she's thinking. She knows very well that she cannot face the trial without blessed might.
Former Divine Boar: ...
Former Divine Boar: I don't see a problem with it, personally.
Village Elder: I beg your pardon?
Former Divine Boar: She can take on the trial with your permission, right?
Village Elder: That is true, but... You are the current Divine Boar. There would be no meaning in letting her do the trial.
Former Divine Boar: Well, what if I were to take it again?
Village Elder: I... I'm afraid I don't understand what you're getting at.
Former Divine Boar: The villagers are probably torn between whether they should follow me or Kumbhira.
Former Divine Boar: So why don't we make it easy for them by putting us both to the test?
Village Elder: You have a point... But what will happen in the unlikely event that she also succeeds?
Former Divine Boar: If it comes to that... Then we'll fight, one-on-one.
Former Divine Boar: That way, there'll be no question as to who's the true Divine Boar.
Village Elder: ...!
The Villager Elder nods eagerly, his mouth curling into a wily smile.
Village Elder: This will provide an excellent opportunity to teach Kumbhira her place. I'll get started immediately with the preparations.
After the elder leaves, the former Divine Boar gets up languidly. She stretches, looking for all the world like a self-satisfied cat.
Former Divine Boar: Well, then... Things are about to get really interesting.
The villagers gather at the shrine's entrance on the day of the trial.
(Captain) and company have also come out to give Kumbhira their support.
Village Elder: This sacred shrine was erected by the first Divine Boar to bring peace to the village.
Village Elder: On this day, in the holy caverns beneath this shrine, will the next Divine Boar be chosen. Candidates, step forward.
Former Divine Boar: ...
Kumbhira: ...
Seeing how nervous Kumbhira is, (Captain) calls out to her.
  1. You've got this, Kumbhira!

Choose: You've got this, Kumbhira!
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira glances (Captain)'s way and manages to return a faint smile.
Former Divine Boar: You've made good friends, Kumbhira. They helped you become the boar you are today, huh.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: Here and now, I'll show you the path I've walked as the Divine Boar.
Former Divine Boar: Oh? Then bring it.
Village Elder: The holy ground within is protected by a barrier. Only those worthy of the Divine Boar's grace may enter.
Village Elder: Proceed, if you have the will to forge ahead!
Kumbhira: ...!
At the village elder's signal, Kumbhira and her predecessor dash into the shrine.
Spirit Beast: ...!
Kumbhira: Wh-whoa... It's huge... So this is the spirit beast I have to defeat?
The spirit beast dwarfs the village houses—let alone the candidates—easily filling the cavernous space around them.
Former Divine Boar: Heya, Mister Spirit Beast! It's been a hot minute!
Former Divine Boar: Hup!
Spirit Beast: ...!
Kumbhira: Huh? No way! She took it down with one blow!
Former Divine Boar: Done and done! Guess it's just you now.
Former Divine Boar: Go get 'em, Kumbhira.
Spirit Beast: ...!
Kumbhira: I'm not going to back down!
Kumbhira: Haaaaah!
Though she doesn't possess blessed might, Kumbhira raises Recker high over her head, wielding it with grace as she battles.
Kumbhira: Hrgh...!
Spirit Beast: Grrrrooooar!
Kumbhira: I've got you now!
Kumbhira: Haaaaaaah!
Spirit Beast: ...!
Kumbhira: Pant... Pant...
As the beast goes down, Kumbhira straightens up, wiping sweat from her brow.
Former Divine Boar: Way to go! That beast was no match for you!
Former Divine Boar: Then again, you're no match for me!
Kumbhira: Heh... I figured I'd have to surpass you at some point.
Former Divine Boar: Yep! Glad to see we're on the same page. You've always been such a good student.
Former Divine Boar: Hyah!
Kumbhira dodges the punch that flies her way.
Kumbhira: So you say, but maybe I don't want to play the part of the obedient student today.
Kumbhira sets Recker gently down on the ground.
Former Divine Boar: Hm? What are you up to?
Kumbhira: You're fighting with just your fists. It wouldn't be fair if I didn't do the same.
Former Divine Boar: Excuse me? You can't be serious!
Former Divine Boar: If anything, you should be using Recker. You don't have the blessed might, remember?
Kumbhira: I know that. I know that all too well!
Kumbhira: But I still became the Divine Boar without it!
The former Divine Boar easily dodges Kumbhira's blows. There is a sharp glint in her eyes.
Former Divine Boar: I'm not going to go easy on you.
Kumbhira: I never asked you to!
With her earnest words ringing in the air, Kumbhira faces off against her predecessor.
But the former Divine Boar overwhelms Kumbhira, who can barely do more than dodge.
Former Divine Boar: Hyaaaaah!
Kumbhira: Nrgh!
A punch from the former Divine Boar pulverizes a stone wall. Kumbhira whips up her arms to protect herself from the debris.
Former Divine Boar: You were always so stubborn. Whenever I told you to take a breather, you'd double down on training.
Former Divine Boar: And this is where your path has led you. I can see how you've forged your spirit.
Former Divine Boar: But I'm afraid it's time to bring this to an end!
Kumbhira: ...!
The former Divine Boar's fist flies straight at Kumbhira's face.
A figure goes flying and lands with a thunderous crash that reverberates throughout the cavern.
Former Divine Boar: What!
Lying on the ground in a heap is the former Divine Boar.
Kumbhira immediately prepares to follow up her attack, but her predecessor raises her hands up in defeat.
Kumbhira: Pant... Pant...
Former Divine Boar: I-I can't believe it... Y-you threw me! But how?
Kumbhira: Do you know why I trained so hard? It's because I wanted to catch up to you.
Kumbhira: I wanted to be a worthy Divine Boar like you, so I'd watch you train and copy what you did.
Kumbhira: But I don't have blessed might; I can't be like you. So I found other ways to make it work.
Kumbhira: Like with the Omencrushing... By observing the boulder's characteristics, I could figure out how to smash it apart.
Former Divine Boar: ...!
Kumbhira: I know your tells like the back of my hand. Your fighting forms rely on your blessed might, so I just have to get past that and go from there.
Former Divine Boar: I see... You analyzed my movements and used my momentum against me.
Kumbhira: There's no way I could have pulled it off if your blessed might was at its peak though.
Former Divine Boar: Ohh... You figured that out too, huh? You don't miss a detail, do you?
Kumbhira: It goes without saying. I'm your biggest fan; I followed your example from day one.
Former Divine Boar: ...
The former Divine Boar picks herself up off the ground and reaches out to pat Kumbhira on the head.
Then, after reconsidering, she holds her outstretched hand at waist-level.
Former Divine Boar: You've become strong.
Kumbhira: Yeah...
Kumbhira grips the proffered hand firmly in her own.
Neither of them speak, but all they want to say is clear in their bright gazes.

Trials and Aspirations: Scene 4

The former Divine Boar announces that Kumbhira has won the right to become the Divine Boar. The joyous occasion is cut short when a foreboding light shoots out of the boar shrine, aiming straight for Kumbhira. The former Divine Boar shields her protege and becomes possessed by a being whose true objective is Kumbhira, threatening to come for her in due time.



The two emerge from the cavern. The former Divine Boar addresses the gathered crowd.
Former Divine Boar: We both cleared the Trial of the Boar King, but Kumbhira cleaned my clock in the duel.
Village Elder: I beg your pardon? What... did you just say?
Former Divine Boar: I said Kumbhira won fair and square! She's the true Divine Boar!
Upon hearing her declaration, (Captain) and company push through the crowd and tackle-hug their friend.
Lyria: You did it, Kumbhira! You really are amazing!
Vyrn: We heard a ruckus comin' from the caverns and got a little worried, but we knew you'd pull through in the end!
Kumbhira: It's thanks to you guys that I gained the strength to believe in myself! I couldn't have done it without your support.
Kumbhira's Sister: You did it, Sis!
Kumbhira's siblings latch onto her and hug her with all their might. The other villagers surround her, offering their congratulations.
Village Elder: Preposterous! This cannot stand! The long history of the Divine Boars cannot be sullied by—
Former Divine Boar: Ahaha! If anyone's going down in history, it's you, I think. You allowed her to undergo the trial, after all.
Village Elder: H-how can you be so indifferent! You do realize that you can longer bear the mantle of the Divine Boar!
Former Divine Boar: And? How's that my problem?
Village Elder: ...!
Village Elder: No... Don't tell me you planned this...
As the elder falls to his knees, the former Divine Boar graces him with a smile worthy of the sun.
Elder Priestess: I thought it was strange, but it makes sense now: you did this so the elder would have to acknowledge Kumbhira officially as the Divine Boar.
Former Divine Boar: I don't know what you're talking about. Maybe I just got bored of the gig already.
Elder Priestess: For the longest time, I wondered about your reasons for leaving the village.
Elder Priestess: I finally understand now. It's written all over your face. You wanted Kumbhira to take your place from the start.
Former Divine Boar: ...
Elder Priestess: You saw firsthand how much effort she was putting in. Nobody wanted her in this role more than you.
Elder Priestess: But so long as you remained in the village, the title wouldn't pass to her.
Elder Priestess: So you left to ensure she'd succeed you.
The former Divine Boar raises her hands in surrender at the priestess's line of questioning.
Former Divine Boar: Geez, it's like you saw right through me. You sure you're not a psychic?
Former Divine Boar: But this moment isn't mine, it's Kumbhira's. Let's keep this between us, shall we?
Kumbhira: You're kidding! You did all this for me?
Former Divine Boar: No way! You weren't supposed to hear that!
Kumbhira: Was that the truth?
Crumbling under Kumbhira's persistent gaze, the former Divine Boar speaks.
Former Divine Boar: All right, all right! Yes, I left the village so you could become the next Divine Boar!
Former Divine Boar: I kept tabs on you and figured that, by now, you'd be strong enough to surpass me. That's why I returned to the village.
Former Divine Boar: I knew you'd be fine, even if I gave our competition my all, but you still threw me for a loop when you put down Recker!
Kumbhira: So... That's what really happened...
Kumbhira: Thank you for everything. I had no idea you were looking out for me like that.
Kumbhira: You're still one step ahead of me, even now...
Former Divine Boar: Oh, please! You'll be leaps and bounds ahead of me in no time! You're going to be the best Divine Boar there ever was. That's a promise, and I'm holding you to it!
The former Divine Boar slaps Kumbhira heartily on the back, then turns her gaze to the shrine.
Former Divine Boar: You know about our ultimate predecessor, the first Divine Boar, don't you?
Kumbhira: Yeah. He was a legend who saved the world countless times and was beloved by one and all ...
Former Divine Boar: The first Divine Boar would always lead the charge, clearing a path for those who followed behind. Other boars since have done the same; we're his legacy.
Former Divine Boar: And now the torch has been officially passed to you. I'm confident you'll surpass even the first Divine Boar!
Kumbhira: Huh? That's way too lofty a goal...
Kumbhira: But, well... I guess I won't know unless I try. Right?
At that moment, Kumbhira feels a breeze emanating from the shrine.
Mysterious Voice: Divine Boar Kumbhira. You have done well to make it this far.
Kumbhira: (That voice! It's the same one I heard as a kid.)
Mysterious Voice: I have watched over you for a long time. I am pleased the time has now come.
Kumbhira: (Kept watch over me? Wait, could this be... the first Divine Boar?)
At the sound of the familiar voice, Kumbhira's expression softens.
Suddenly...
Mysterious Voice?: Hehehe... Hahahahaha!
The Two: ...!
Vyrn: What's goin' on? Why're you both covering your ears?
Former Divine Boar: Didn't you hear that laughter just now?
Kumbhira and her predecessor exchange glances. It seems like they are the only ones who heard the voice.
Mysterious Voice?: Only those who carry the Divine Boar's heritage can hear me.
Mysterious Voice?: Ahh, how I've waited for this moment!
Kumbhira: ...!
A foreboding light spills out from the shrine and begins to envelop Kumbhira.
Former Divine Boar: Kumbhira!
The former Divine Boar leaps in front of Kumbhira, as if to shield her, and is bathed in the dark light.
Kumbhira gapes in shock as the light gets absorbed into her predecessor's body.
Former Divine Boar?: Tch! Meddling girl. I've entered the wrong vessel, thanks to her.
Kumbhira: That voice... What have you done to my predecessor?
Kumbhira realizes at once that the former Divine Boar isn't herself and instinctively raises Recker.
Kumbhira: What's going on? You said you were watching over me. Was that a lie?
???: Oh, that was no lie. I watched and bided my time for you to become the perfect vessel.
???: Hrrraaagh!
The possessed body of the former Divine Boar slams a fist into the ground, causing it to split apart. Cracks form in a circle around the shrine.
The shockwave travels clear through to the bottom of the island, and the patch of land containing the shrine quivers from the instability.
Kumbhira: No... This can't be happening!
Lyria: The ground is crumbling from underneath us! We have to get away from the shrine!
(Captain) and the others jump into action, evacuating the villagers.
Amid the dust and debris, they can hear Kumbhira yelling at the mysterious spirit that's possessed her predecessor.
Kumbhira: Give her back! Now!
???: I will, in due time. I can't promise she'll be in the best of shape when I'm through with her though.
???: I need time to get used to this new form, but when I do... I will come for my rightful vessel. I will come for you.
???: Hehehe! Don't run too far, Kumbhira!
With an earsplitting screech, the ground breaks apart. The shrine dips and bobs like a cork in the water before finally separating from the island.
The villagers peer down the giant hole to see the shrine-island, now floating free.
Kumbhira and the others can only stare, dumbfounded at the power that unleashed this stunning turn of events.

How the Mighty Have Fallen

In the wake of the predecessor's possession, the crew and elder priestess deduce that the possessor is the first Divine Boar. A barrier blocks the crew from landing on the shrine-island where the first is hiding—only Divine Boars can get through. Kumbhira resolves to face the first alone.



Kumbhira and the crew decided to pay a visit to the Boar Temple after receiving word that the former Divine Boar had returned to the village.
To their surprise, the predecessor declared the restitution of her status as the Divine Boar, thus relieving Kumbhira of her duties.
But Kumbhira wasn't about to step down. The young guardian conquered the Trial of the Boar King and bested her predecessor in a direct showdown.
Having proved her worth to the village, Kumbhira was renamed the Divine Boar—this time officially—which was the predecessor's plan all along. It was a smooth transition of power.
Or it would have been, had a glowing apparition not erupted from the boar shrine and possessed the predecessor.
With one smash of her fist, the possessed woman easily punched out a sizable chunk of the island and vanished.
The crew make their way back to the village while helping the panicking crowd to evacuate.
The elder priestess nods along as she listens to Kumbhira recount her conversation with the first Divine Boar.
Elder Priestess: The boar shrine was erected as a symbol of stability by the first Divine Boar.
Elder Priestess: After his passing, his soul was said to have been enshrined within its confines.
Kumbhira: We're not the only ones with a memorial for the dead. The temples of the other generals also have their own tombs.
Elder Priestess: You are correct. As such, I have heard whisperings about the other shrines...
Elder Priestess: That the restless souls of the impossibly powerful first keepers will, at times, attempt to possess a year spirit.
That's all it takes for the crew to put two and two together.
Vyrn: You're sayin' the predecessor's bein' controlled by the soul of the first Divine Boar?
Elder Priestess: It's very likely. If it is him, he wields the power to rend the entire island asunder.
Elder Priestess: Perhaps he values the shrine and doesn't want it destroyed in the process.
Kumbhira: ...
Former Divine Boar: You know about our ultimate predecessor, the first Divine Boar, don't you?
Kumbhira: Yeah. He was a legend who saved the world countless times and was beloved by one and all ...
Former Divine Boar: The first Divine Boar would always lead the charge, clearing a path for those who followed behind. Other boars since have done the same; we're his legacy.
Former Divine Boar: And now the torch has been officially passed to you. I'm confident you'll surpass even the first Divine Boar!
Kumbhira: I don't get it though... The first doesn't sound like someone who'd ever hurt the village...
Elder Priestess: I agree. By all accounts, he was adored by everyone, and a hero to the people.
Vyrn: Then somethin' has to be gumming up the works, right? Kinda hard to believe someone that strong could get tricked though...
Lyria shivers.
Lyria: Kumbhira said that person wants to take her away...
First Divine Boar: I need time to get used to this new form, but when I do... I will come for my rightful vessel. I will come for you.
First Divine Boar: Hehehe! Don't run too far, Kumbhira!
Kumbhira: Why is he targeting me?
Vyrn: Your guess is as good as mine, but it ain't gonna be pretty if the village gets mixed up in all this. We need a plan...
Kumbhira: Yeah...
Kumbhira looks at the village while trying to gather her thoughts.
Kumbhira's Sister: Sob... What's gonna happen to the predecessor and our village?
Kumbhira's Brother: Don't cry! Everything'll work out okay!
Everywhere she looks, she sees huddled masses talking in subdued voices.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: (If only I were stronger...)
Kumbhira makes up her mind then and there.
Kumbhira: (Captain). Let's go to the shrine-island.
The Grandcypher swings beneath the island proper and flies toward a smaller, perfectly round patch of land.
Kumbhira: The first keeper said he needed time to get used to the predecessor's body.
Vyrn: If we're gonna smack him good, now's the only time to do it!
Their ship finally gets close enough to hover above the surface.
But every attempt to set down on the ground ends in failure.
Lyria: What's going on? It's like we keep bumping into an invisible wall...
Kumbhira: This is the same barrier that protects the holy cavern!
Kumbhira: Looks like only Divine Boars can set foot on the island.
Vyrn: Darn it! Okay, let's retreat for now. We'll just have to figure out another way to face him together.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: No. I'm going in.
Lyria: What? Think about what you're saying, Kumbhira!
  1. It's too dangerous.

Choose: It's too dangerous.
Vyrn: (Captain)'s right! That's like practically walkin' into a trap.
But no amount of objection can convince Kumbhira to change her mind.
Kumbhira: I have a duty to put an end to the first's madness and rescue my predecessor.
Kumbhira: To lead the charge and clear a path for those who follow—I inherited that will!
Kumbhira: I've always been playing catch-up to my predecessor... Now it's my turn to take center stage!
Vyrn: Kumboara...
Kumbhira: The fact that he's using this barrier to buy himself time proves that it's now or never.
Kumbhira: Please, (Captain). Let me handle this.
  1. Sigh... All right.
  2. You'd better come back in one piece.

Choose: Sigh... All right.
Choose: You'd better come back in one piece.
Kumbhira: Thanks!
Kumbhira flashes a reassuring smile, and then leaps off the ship's deck.
Her friends pray for her safety as they watch her descend.
After hurtling through the air for some time, the guardian skillfully lands on the ground.
She searches the forest but finds no trace of the enemy.
Kumbhira: That just leaves the cavern beneath the shrine...
Spirit Beast: You must flee, Divine Boar.
Kumbhira: ...!
The sudden emergence of a giant creature surprises Kumbhira.
Kumbhira: You're the spirit beast from the trial!
Kumbhira: How did you leave the cavern? And I didn't know you could talk...
Spirit Beast: The barrier now extends beyond the cavern, thus granting me greater freedom. My own abilities have grown in proportion to its size.
Spirit Beast: Speech is a simple trick. I am, after all, a familiar of the magnificent first Divine Boar.
Kumbhira: He summoned you? Then are you here to capture me?
Spirit Beast: Suspend your vigilance. On the contrary, I am here to rescue you.
Kumbhira: Huh?
Spirit Beast: Despite still being incomplete, he has already acclimated to his new vessel.
Spirit Beast: The window for victory has been shut. If you value your life, you should flee to the ends of the skies.
Spirit Beast: Come. Hop on my back. I shall carry you to the main island if you'll allow me to—
???: Hrraaah!
Spirit Beast: Guh!
The predecessor, under the control of the first Divine Boar, bursts forth from the cavern and dissipates the spirit beast with a swift kick.
Kumbhira: ...!
You destroyed your own familiar?
First Divine Boar: A familiar that bears a grudge against his own master can hardly be called a familiar.
First Divine Boar: Hehehe... I knew you would come, Divine Boar Kumbhira.
First Divine Boar: Relinquish your corporeal flesh to me.
Kumbhira: ...!
The first Divine Boar sneers at Kumbhira, never taking his eyes off his prey.
Kumbhira glares right back. She knows full-well that she's not looking at the predecessor she once knew.

How the Mighty Have Fallen: Scene 2

Kumbhira is no match for the first Divine Boar. The first reveals that after his death, he gave each successive Divine Boar blessed might in order to further develop his strength, bringing him closer to obtaining ultimate power. He didn't grant Kumbhira this might at the risk of making her less of a perfect vessel. Distraught that the boars have been exploited, Kumbhira gives in to despair.



Two adversaries stare each other down outside the shrine.
Kumbhira can contain her anger no longer.
Kumbhira: You were supposed to be the model all Divine Boars strived to be. What happened to you?
First Divine Boar: And why should I answer that?
Kumbhira: Fine... But your reign of terror stops here. Release her right now!
First Divine Boar: Tsk, tsk. Let's clear up a few misconceptions.
First Divine Boar: Hmph!
Kumbhira: ...!
The first Divine Boar discharges a bloodthirsty aura that's so devastating, it forces Kumbhira to her knees.
Kumbhira: (What... is this!)
She trembles at the staggering difference in power, much to the delight of her opponent.
First Divine Boar: Hehehe... Pitiful. Those without power are absolutely pitiful.
First Divine Boar: You don't have a choice. You will surrender your body to me.
First Divine Boar: Don't even think about scratching up that vessel. I need it in pristine condition.
Kumbhira: You won't take control of me!
Kumbhira: Haaaah!
First Divine Boar: You're not listening.
First Divine Boar: Grrraah!
Kumbhira: Ugh!
The first Divine Boar hits Kumbhira with a knifehand strike, driving her straight into the ground.
He looks at his wrist in disgust, which has become mangled from the force of the blow.
First Divine Boar: Look at this mess... Not a drop of my strength flows through this worthless container.
Kumbhira: She is not worthless!
Kumbhira: She's the strongest boar... in history!
First Divine Boar: Why? Because of the blessed might?
First Divine Boar: Hahaha! Oh, that's rich!
He finally stops laughing long enough to address Kumbhira with scorn.
First Divine Boar: And I'll tell you why. You see, blessed might is mine to give.
Kumbhira: What?
First Divine Boar: Very well. I'll let you in on a little secret as a courtesy.
The first Divine Boar is clearly enjoying himself.
First Divine Boar: My only purpose is to return to the living world wielding ultimate power. Power I couldn't achieve in my lifetime.
Kumbhira: Ultimate... power?
First Divine Boar: That's right. I was the strongest of the Divine Generals, but that isn't enough.
First Divine Boar: Forging strength means nothing without a physical body.
First Divine Boar: That's where the successive line of Divine Boars comes in.
Kumbhira: ...!
First Divine Boar: Each boar would receive my power and develop it in my stead.
First Divine Boar: That power is what you call blessed might. A little too on the nose for my taste.
Kumbhira: That can't be true...
First Divine Boar: After that strength has been sown and grown for long enough, it's time to reap.
First Divine Boar: The weakening you all thought was normal was actually me harvesting my rightful prize. You didn't suspect a thing.
Kumbhira: You're a liar! If that's true, then the Divine Boars were... We all were...
First Divine Boar: Pastures to raise my precious strength, and nothing more.
First Divine Boar: You fools actually believed you were on par with the gods! You even took pride in working for the sake of others!
First Divine Boar: Ahahaha! I can't stop laughing at the absurdity of it all!
Kumbhira: ...!
Kumbhira clenches her fists so tightly that her nails draw blood from her palms.
First Divine Boar: Of course, growing my strength was simple. The issue was finding a suitable container for my soul.
First Divine Boar: The vessel has to be a worthy boar with a disposition strong enough to endure my power.
First Divine Boar: I waited for decades... Centuries...
First Divine Boar: Kumbhira... You are that perfect vessel.
Kumbhira: ...!
First Divine Boar: Ever since you were a child, you were haunted by your inability to obtain blessed might.
First Divine Boar: You suffered and toiled to no avail, and the reason why is very simple.
First Divine Boar: It's because I wouldn't give it to you. I didn't want to risk tampering with my vessel's temperament.
Kumbhira: No! I don't believe you!
First Divine Boar: Reality isn't fair, I'm afraid.
Kumbhira: This is ridiculous! Blessed might is the strength that we're all proud of!
Kumbhira: I won't let you turn it into a farce! I won't!
Kumbhira covers her face and shakes her head like a child refusing to listen.
First Divine Boar: Do not fear. Your hard work won't go unrewarded.
First Divine Boar: You should thank your dear predecessor for pushing you to take the Trial of the Boar King.
First Divine Boar: That saved me a lot of time, considering it's the only occasion I can get to appraise prospective boars.
First Divine Boar: Congratulations on maturing into a fine vessel. I acknowledge your talents!
Kumbhira: No... No!
First Divine Boar: The strong have always commanded respect in this world. If you want to hate someone, then hate yourself for not being strong enough to overcome.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira stares off into the distance as the first Divine Boar sighs.
He carefully lifts her up by the neck.
Kumbhira: ...!
First Divine Boar: You used to cry at my shrine when you were a child. Oh, how you desperately prayed.
First Divine Boar: When you wailed for power, did I not answer?
First Divine Boar: "Strength will come to you in due time."
First Divine Boar: Hahaha! Rejoice! Your wish is my command!
Kumbhira: ...!
Kumbhira's body goes limp. She can only muster tears.
In an instant, her world turns dark, possibly forever.

How the Mighty Have Fallen: Scene 3

Shouts of support coming from the crew and villagers aboard the Grandcypher rescue Kumbhira from the first Divine Boar's possession. Their heartfelt encouragement reignites her fire to protect her loved ones as the Divine Boar, and she defeats the first in combat.



In a dense forest stands an austere shrine. A young girl prays fervently in front of it.
Young Kumbhira: Please, bestow upon me the blessed might of the Divine Boar.
Young Kumbhira: Please give me the power to overcome any obstacle!
Young Kumbhira: Grant me the strength to destroy injustices!
Mysterious Voice: I shall grant your wish.
Young Kumbhira: ...!
Mysterious Voice: Accept this light, and you shall discover the power you seek.
Young Kumbhira: Yes! Thank you, thank you!
Kumbhira weeps with joy and reaches for the light.
  1. Don't touch it!

Choose: Don't touch it!
Young Kumbhira: ...!
She hears a voice that stops her right before her fingers are about to graze the glow.
Lyria: You don't need that! You can break down walls without it, remember?
Vyrn: Yeah! Who completed her duties and crushed the Boar King's trial on her own? You did!
Young Kumbhira: Who's talking to me?
Pulling her hand back, she turns around.
But no one's there. Yet the voices ring loud and clear.
Elder Priestess: Lady Kumbhira, you already know which path to take!
Kumbhira's Sister: You can do anything, Sis!
Kumbhira's Brother: Come back to us, Sis!
Young Kumbhira: ...!
Her surroundings begin to warp, and even her own appearance shifts with the distortion.
Kumbhira: I can hear them...
Mysterious Voice: Do not answer their siren songs! What can you possibly change without power?
Kumbhira: ...
Once again, Kumbhira takes a long, hard look at the floating light.
Kumbhira: I'm so jealous of this radiance. Just looking at it makes my head spin.
Kumbhira: But I know in my heart that I've found something far more dazzling.
Kumbhira: ...!
The young guardian slips out from the first's grasps.
First Divine Boar: Impossible! How did you escape from my spell!
Vyrn: Hey, Kumboara! Looks like ya heard us!
She looks up and spots the Grandcypher hovering overhead.
In addition to the crew, a large group of people are leaning over the deck's railing to shout encouragement at her—it's the villagers.
Kumbhira: Thank you, everyone. You all made me remember what's most important.
First Divine Boar: This is their fault! I don't understand... The barrier should have blocked out their voices—
First Divine Boar: No! This blood I smell! The traces of the Divine Boar's heritage among the gathered villagers was enough to impede the barrier!
He glares at the airship with utter disdain.
First Divine Boar: No mercy for the weak!
Kumbhira: You're not going anywhere!
Kumbhira grabs both of his legs to stop him from attacking the Grandcypher.
First Divine Boar: Unhand me!
Kumbhira: ...
She keeps a firm hold despite leaving herself defenseless to his brutal retaliation.
First Divine Boar: Resistance is futile! You're only putting my vessel to waste!
Kumbhira: I'm not... letting go! I will... stop you!
First Divine Boar: Who are you trying to fool? You are obviously no match for me.
Kumbhira: I know! I'm just a weakling who can't do anything! I'm the worst Divine Boar there ever was!
Kumbhira: But I never gave up, and no one gave up on me!
Kumbhira: I don't need your light, because the one I have shines a million times brighter!
First Divine Boar: You stupid girl! You think you can use your weakness as a crutch?
Kumbhira: Guh!
Kumbhira is violently flung off. She crashes hard into the ground, but she's back on her feet in an instant, ready to fight again.
Kumbhira: I'll never back down. I have to protect everyone!
Kumbhira: That's the path I've chosen as Divine Boar Kumbhira!
  1. You got this, Kumbhira!

Choose: You got this, Kumbhira!
The Divine Boar raises Recker high into the air in acknowledgement of her compatriot.
Suddenly a cascade of golden light rains down from the sky and wraps around Kumbhira.
Kumbhira: This light... I can feel everyone's warmth!
First Divine Boar: No! Could that glimmer of gold be—
Kumbhira: My focus is clear!
Kumbhira: Taaah!
First Divine Boar: Gargh!
First Divine Boar: Impossible! How can a weakling like you wield such power!
First Divine Boar: Enough! I'll find another vessel and destroy you instead!
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira easily halts the first general's potent charge with Recker.
First Divine Boar: Ergh!
Kumbhira: This ends now!
First Divine Boar: I command you to stop!
Kumbhira: Haaaah!
Kumbhira: Full-Boar Drive!
Kumbhira unleashes an attack so fierce that the surrounding trees are uprooted from the resulting shockwave. The first falls into a silent heap.
Sunlight bathes the victor in comforting warmth, as if to congratulate her on a well-fought battle.

How the Mighty Have Fallen: Scene 4

The first Divine Boar regains his senses after being defeated by Kumbhira. He remembers how he received a power called devoted might when he first defended his village, born from his desire to protect, and now Kumbhira has that power. He vows to safeguard the villagers as he once did. After helping to rebuild the village, the crew depart, and Kumbhira expresses her thanks to (Captain).



Kumbhira cautiously approaches her fallen enemy.
Kumbhira: ...
First Divine Boar: Rest easy. I don't have the strength to fight.
First Divine Boar: Once my consciousness slips away, the vessel's soul will return.
Kumbhira: I see. That's good to know.
Kumbhira breathes a sigh of relief, though she's still on guard.
She glances at her right hand, which is clad in golden light.
Kumbhira: (According to the books I've read, this power that's welling inside me feels like blessed might, but...)
First Divine Boar: What you're experiencing is called devoted might. The power I grant to Divine Boars is a mere imitation.
Kumbhira: What?
First Divine Boar: I don't have any right to ask this of you, but will you listen to what I have to say?
A sort of calm washes over the first, as if a demon has been exorcised.
Sensing no malice in his words, Kumbhira nods.
First Divine Boar: Ah, it was such a long time ago when the invaders from another realm laid siege to my small village.
First Divine Boar: A single warrior stood against the onslaught of death.
Warrior: Huff... Pant... Who are these people!
First Divine Boar: The invaders were absurdly powerful. One by one, his comrades were laid to rest on the battlefield.
First Divine Boar: But he did not relent. His soul burned with the urge to protect his people, and so he clashed with the invaders time and time again.
First Divine Boar: The villagers believed in him. Their support never wavered.
First Divine Boar: Perhaps it was their faith that manifested as devoted might—a golden power used to safeguard his loved ones.
Kumbhira: I see...
First Divine Boar: Using this power, the warrior drove off the invaders and was hailed as a hero. Together with fellow warriors of his ilk, they established twelve temples.
First Divine Boar: Adopting the title of the Divine Boar, he continued to oppose trespassers to the Sky Realm.
First Divine Boar: No longer was he a simple warrior from a tiny village. He trained obsessively in pursuit of ultimate power.
First Divine Boar: Eventually he was vanquished by time. Yet even in death, his craving for strength lingered.
First Divine Boar: Power was everything; nothing else mattered. He had lost sight of his purpose.
First Divine Boar: Unable to remember why he sought power in the first place, it heralded his descent into antipathy.
The first chuckles.
First Divine Boar: Your blast jarred my memories free. I now remember why I granted others my power.
First Divine Boar: I apologize for the wretch you see before you. I've hurt the very people I swore to protect...
The first Divine Boar closes his eyes, drowning in a sea of regret.
First Divine Boar: You must destroy the shrine and send off this warrior's pitiful soul.
Kumbhira: ...
Kumbhira: I don't think I can do that.
First Divine Boar: ...!
Kumbhira: It's true you lost sight of your purpose, but now you've found it again, haven't you?
Kumbhira: That's good enough for me. I made a lot of mistakes too. I didn't know what I was doing, but I still managed to find my way to where I stand.
Kumbhira: I want you to protect the village as you are. As someone who understands true strength.
First Divine Boar: How can you even suggest that? After the crimes I perpetrated against the village—
Spirit Beast: What is done cannot be undone, but that doesn't change the fact that you were once this village's hero.
First Divine Boar: ...!
The giant beast appears from out of nowhere and kneels beside the first.
Spirit Beast: I recognize those kind eyes. My old master has returned at last.
Spirit Beast: Let's support the villagers. It's not too late to correct your wrongs.
First Divine Boar: ...
He remains silent for a while.
First Divine Boar: Your kind heart is the definition of true strength, Kumbhira.
First Divine Boar: Thank you... I pledge to protect the village with my everything.
A light shoots out of the predecessor's body and returns to the shrine.
It takes a bit of time, but things eventually return to normal.
The day has come for (Captain) and company to depart, and the whole village gathers at the port.
Lyria: Thank you for coming to say goodbye to us, everyone.
Elder Priestess: It's the least we can do to express our gratitude. You have done a great deal for our humble village.
Former Divine Boar: She's right, you know! It was nice having extra hands around to help rebuild our home, not to mention feeding me while I was stuck in bed!
Kumbhira: I'm glad to see you back on your feet again. You were out of it for a while... Are you sure it's okay to be walking around already?
Former Divine Boar: Pfft, this is nothing! The first Divine Boar threw some power my way, so I'm ready to hit the beach!
Kumbhira: If you say so. Just try not to go ham out there, okay?
Former Divine Boar: I'm sorry, did you just tell me not to go ham? Talk about being preachy. I heard you used some crazy strength to patch up the hole in the island. What's up with that?
Vyrn: Actually, the Grandcypher pushed the shrine-island up from the bottom and then Kumboara used her devoted might to put it back in place.
Lyria: Don't worry! Kumbhira didn't hurt herself! She lifted it up like it was a pebble!
Former Divine Boar: Whoa, for realsies? You go, Kumbhira!
Kumbhira: I mean, the ship did most of the heavy stuff, and I had the first's power too, so it was a group effort.
Former Divine Boar: C'mon, girl! Why can't you take more credit? But I guess that's what makes you so lovable.
Former Divine Boar: It's so hard not to worry about my protege. How are you ever going to find a lover if you don't get your feelings out there?
Kumbhira: Wh-what does that have to do with anything!
Her predecessor grins and drapes an arm around the priestess's shoulder.
Former Divine Boar: In any case, you just leave the village to us and have a blast on your journey!
Elder Priestess: Even the village elder has come around. Do not fret over our affairs. Go out and live your life.
Kumbhira: Thanks, everyone. The next time I come back, I'll be even more awesome.
The villagers all nod and cheer.
Kumbhira: Bye, everyone! See you later!
Kumbhira joins the crew on the deck, and they all wave farewell to the hometown crowd.
Eventually the villagers become too small to see, and then the island itself is swallowed up by the vast, blue sky.
Kumbhira: This reminds me of the day I first left the island.
Kumbhira: I was on a strange ship with people I barely knew, watching the mountain I'd climbed since I was a kid vanish into the horizon.
Kumbhira: But now the Grandcypher is like my home away from home.
Kumbhira lovingly strokes the ship's railing, and then faces her captain.
Kumbhira: The Grandcypher arrived just as the first was about to possess me.
Kumbhira: I don't know how to thank you guys. If you hadn't brought everyone, I wouldn't be standing here right now.
Kumbhira: Actually, it goes deeper than that. If I hadn't met you and the others, and left the island, I wouldn't be me.
Kumbhira pins her hair down from blowing in the wind and steps closer to (Captain).
Kumbhira: I'm not saying this because my predecessor egged me on, but I want to get something off my chest.
Kumbhira: I... I'm really glad I left the island with you.
Kumbhira: It's thanks to making cherished friends, and especially you, that I gained the freedom to find myself.
Piglets: Squee-squee!
Three little piglets pop out to celebrate Kumbhira's feelings.
Kumbhira: Ahaha... Yeah, I'd say I'm pretty happy.
  1. Me too.

Choose: Me too.
Kumbhira: Huh?
(Captain) confesses that every day spent journeying with Kumbhira is an absolute joy.
Kumbhira: S-so are you saying, like... I'm the one person in the skies that makes you the happiest?
Her cheeks begin to flush red.
Kumbhira: Come on, (Captain). Let's keep the good times rolling for a long, long time.
Unlike Kumbhira who's trying to keep a composed smile, her piglets are hopping all over the place with delight.
As the Grandcypher flies through calm skies, Kumbhira and (Captain) spoil the piglets with belly rubs while sharing a blissful laugh.

Year-End Training

Vajra visits Kumbhira to officially pass on the year spirit duties. The two divine generals take the opportunity to engage in a friendly sparring match, leaving Kumbhira dumbfounded by how much stronger Vajra has become over the past year.



With the new year hot on the heels of the old, Vajra pays a visit to the Boar Temple to officially hand over the year spirit duties to Kumbhira.
Vajra: Hey, Kumbhi! It's been a while! How've you been?
Kumbhira: Doing well, thanks. How about you and Garjana?
Vajra: Better than ever! Right, Gar?
Garjana: ...
Happy to see Kumbhira once again, Garjana gives the divine boar a lick on the hand.
Vajra: We couldn't wait to see you, so we ran all the way here!
Kumbhira: Wait... You mean you ran all the way to the temple from the port?
Vajra: Yep! Who wouldn't come running to see you?
Vajra: Though I kept tripping over tree roots in the forest...
Kumbhira: Wow, I can't imagine dashing through untamed mountain forest. There's not even a path through that wilderness.
Vajra: To be honest it felt like training!
Kumbhira: You're as thorough with your training as ever, I see. You never hold back.
Vajra: Hehe. We're not different in that respect, Kumbhi.
Kumbhira: Well, I try my best. I could still learn a thing or two from your dedication.
Kumbhira: But you must be tired, right? Why don't we go grab a cup of tea before the ceremony?
Vajra: That sounds all right...
Vajra: Or I was thinking maybe we could spar for a round?
Kumbhira: Let me guess... You want to go right now?
Vajra: Yep!
Kumbhira: Haha. Dedicated, but impatient... Vajra, you haven't changed a bit.
Kumbhira: But fair enough, it would be nice to train with you again.
Vajra: Hah! Exactly what I was hoping you'd say!
They exchange grins before heading to a field behind Boar Temple.
Vajra: Mmph!
Kumbhira: Haaah!
Vajra: The way you flourish your lance is splendid, but that doesn't compare to your flexibility! And you're way faster than before too!
Kumbhira: I'm not the only one, Vajra. You've gotten way better yourself—easy to see why they call you a war deity!
The two of them continue to duel, sparks flying as they clash.
Boars: Squee-squee!
Puppies: Ruff-ruff!
Garjana: ...
On the sidelines of their bout, a fluffy audience of piglets and puppies looks on with gusto.
Vajra: Pant... No matter how hard I focus, I just can't keep up with the way you wield Recker!
Kumbhira: And yet you've deflected every attack. That's evidence you've grown in your role as year spirit.
Vajra: You got that right! I'm stronger than ever!
Vajra: Yaaah!
Kumbhira: Whoa!
Kumbhira: (She's way better than I remember. Serving as a year spirit really gives you phenomenal skill!)
Kumbhira: Pant... Let's take a break.
Taking advantage of the natural lull in action, the pair pause their sparring session and plop down on the grass.
Kumbhira: You've been through a lot this year. I can tell that much from your swordplay.
Vajra: Hehehe... You're right about that! You always were an intuitive one, Kumbhi!
Vajra: I can hardly keep track of everything that's happened. You wanna hear about it?
Kumbhira: Of course. I've always got time for your stories, Vajra.
Vajra begins to reflect on the past year, starting with her role in celebrating the new year.
Vajra: Canine Temple is always packed on New Year's, but it was truly something else this year!
Vajra: I wasn't sure how it would go over, since it was my year to be year spirit and all, but after things got rolling, it was really fun!
Vajra: I prayed for good fortune, broke up a quarrel between some temple visitors, and met (Captain) and the crew!
Kumbhira: Oh, the skyfarers you're traveling with?
Vajra: Yep, them! They've got some interesting smells on 'em!
Kumbhira: I couldn't imagine going on an adventure with anyone.
Vajra: Really? I think if you tried it, you'd love it!
Kumbhira: Hmm... I'm not so sure...
Next, Vajra recounts her struggles fighting against a Joya the likes of which had never been seen in the skies before.
Vajra: It took me, Anila, Andy, Mahi and even Zooey and (Captain) to quell that Joya's rampage!
Vajra: The four of us divine generals helped with Zooey's priestess training... And then we had to erect that barrier... Haha. It was awful.
Kumbhira: You say it was awful, and yet you're smiling.
Vajra: That's right! No matter how bad things were then, they're good memories now!
Vajra carries on for some time, cheerfully reminiscing about her past travels.
Vajra: Right? I feel like I've done a pretty good job of adventuring!
Having finished her talk, Vajra is beaming from ear to ear, clearly proud of her accomplishments.
Kumbhira: You sure did, Vajra.
Vajra: Yeah! I feel like I deserve a reward! The reward!
Kumbhira: Haha. Okay, fine. You don't have to twist my arm.
Kumbhira lets out a giggle before gently patting Vajra's head.
Vajra: Mmm...
Kumbhira: I see your love of head pats hasn't changed at all.
Vajra: Well, that's because it's so relaxing when you do it.
Vajra: Hey, don't stop yet! I haven't gotten head pats from you in so long!
Kumbhira: Okay, okay. I'll make up for the lost time then.
The divine boar continues to pat the war deity's head, causing Vajra to enter a comfort-induced stupor.
Kumbhira: Ah... I guess it's going to be my turn to take up the year spirit mantle soon enough.
Vajra: You've got nothing to worry about, Kumbhi. You've been preparing for this your whole life—that was obvious from our match!
Vajra: You're serious and determined and won't let anything hold you back. Isn't that right, Gar?
Garjana: ...
Garjana gives Kumbhira a friendly lick of affirmation on the cheek.
Vajra: Look! Garjana's given you his seal of approval! What do you guys think?
Puppies: Ruff-ruff!
Boars: Squee-squee!
Kumbhira: Thank you, everyone.
Kumbhira: But I still can't help being anxious. I wonder if I'll live up to the former divine boars.
Kumbhira: I don't want to let anyone in my village down.
Vajra: Oh yeah, the people from your village are quite traditional when it comes to their beliefs about the year spirit, huh?
Vajra: Hmm... I think it will all work out for the best though!
Vajra: After all, you've got the other eleven divine generals to help you out!
Kumbhira: Everyone?
Vajra: Of course! I'm not sure I could've completed my duties without everyone else's help. I definitely couldn't have handled the Joya on my own.
Vajra: If you have Gar, the divine generals, or even (Captain)'s crew on your side, then there's no obstacle you can't overcome!
Garjana: ...
In a display of camaraderie and mutual trust, Vajra grabs Garjana by the scruff and rubs her cheek against his.
Hamward: Squee-squee!
Hamward lets loose a brave squeal, letting Kumbhira know that he'll always be there for her.
Thomboar: Squee-squee!
Thomboar nuzzles against Kumbhira's leg in an attempt to ease her anxiety.
Pigchelle: Squeal!
Finally Pigchelle gives a cheerful yelp, as if to tell Kumbhira she'll save her bacon no matter what.
Vajra: They just said they've got your back, right? Even I could understand that!
Boars: Squeal!
The piglets jump and cry with delight, confirming Vajra's words.
Kumbhira: Everyone, you really believe in me. That makes me feel a lot better.
Kumbhira: But if I grow to rely on others too much, then I'll never live up to—
Vajra: Geez, cut it out already! It's going to be fine, Kumbhi!
Vajra puffs up her cheeks and gives Kumbhira a stern poke.
Kumbhira: Where'd this come from? You're acting like a kid all of a sudden.
Vajra: You know, before I came to see you, I had a little talk with the priestess at Boar Temple.
Vajra: The people from Kumbhira's village sure have high expectations for the year spirit, huh?
Vajra: That's a lot of pressure for anyone—especially that year's guardian—so I wish they'd lay off a little and be more supportive.
Temple Priestess: Vajra, you are very caring, concerning yourself with Kumbhira.
Temple Priestess: But everything will be all right. The villagers are not quite as strict as you believe.
Vajra: What? Really?
Temple Priestess: Of course, they do possess high expectations, but that's only because they have nothing but the utmost respect for the divine boar. They all wish her well.
Temple Priestess: Lady Kumbhira has spent her days either in her house or in training.
Temple Priestess: Perhaps she's misinterpreted the villagers' expectations.
Temple Priestess: We are all here to watch over her and to provide her with support. But I suppose we've failed to communicate that to her.
Kumbhira: They're just trying to support me? They're not going to be so critical after all?
Vajra: You got it! So you can try to live your life a little more like you wield that lance—loose and relaxed!
Kumbhira: You think so? I guess... I guess I can. Thank you, Vajra.
Vajra: Ugh... You still sound so uptight...
Vajra: I know! How about we try this...
Vajra grins mischievously and begins patting Kumbhira's head with reckless abandon.
Kumbhira: H-hey! What gives!
Vajra: Whenever you do this for me, I feel relaxed. How's it working for you?
Kumbhira: Ungh, just... go a little bit easier...
Vajra: Haha. Sorry. I'll stop.
Vajra: Kumbhi, you work harder than anybody else. That's something everyone recognizes.
Vajra: So you're going to be okay! Promise.
Kumbhira: Vajra...
Kumbhira: You really have grown.
Kumbhira: (In this short time as the year spirit, she's really come this far.)
Kumbhira: (No, it's not just that. It's because she was traveling with that (Captain) person's crew...)
Vajra: Hey, Kumbhi, all this sweat is starting to make me cold.
Kumbhira: Oh? Wanna warm back up with a rematch?
Vajra: Hah, you bet!
The two divine generals stand simultaneously, grabbing their weapons as they rise.
They take a couple of paces apart, turn toward one another, and then charge just as the sun begins to set.
As they spar, warrior versus warrior, they continue their conversation in the language only masters of battle understand.

Closing the Distance

Kumbhira travels to the town where Vikala lives to discuss the duties of a year spirit. She talks to a girl on the street, not knowing that the girl is Vikala herself. Vikala finally reveals her identity, and the two Divine Generals slowly strengthen their bond over conversation and tea.



Kumbhira: Ngh... She's a lot stronger than I'd expected!
Kumbhira: Hngh!
Vikala: Haha! Whatcha runnin' away for? Things are just heatin' up here!
Kumbhira and Vikala are training at an old, deserted town whose residents have long abandoned it.
They chose the uninhabited town and its crumbling buildings as their training spot to prevent any unwanted accidents.
Kumbhira: Looks like we were right in coming way out here... Now we can go all out without having to worry about other people.
Kumbhira: Still...
Kumbhira ducks behind a slab of wall and peeks over at the figure approaching from beyond the clouds of dust.
Vikala: Kumbhira, where are yooou? Come out, come out, wherever you are! Let's play!
Kumbhira: Vikala is really pumped... I didn't think she'd break through an entire building and charge at me like that. A worthy opponent for the divine boar.
Kumbhira weaves through the rubble and leaps out from her hiding place to rush straight at Vikala from behind.
Kumbhira: Haaaah!
But before Kumbhira can reach her target, Vikala spins around in one swift movement.
Vikala: Haha! I found you!
Kumbhira: Gasp...
Kumbhira arrives at the town where the Rat Temple is located. She walks through the streets in search of Vikala, hoping to discuss the divine rat's duties as the next year spirit.
Kumbhira: Whew... The training the other day was really something.
Kumbhira: Vikala's a bright and honest girl, but at the same time...
Vikala: Training? With just the two of us?
Vikala: That sounds really fun! I'm so happy you asked! Thank you!
Kumbhira: She must be going to great lengths to train regularly. I'll have to put in more effort myself...
Kumbhira: But where could she be? And how is it that no one here has a clue?
The cheerful and carefree divine rat Vikala is the talk of the town. However...
It appears neither the priestesses at the Rat Temple nor the town's bustling residents know where their celebrated year spirit is.
How Vikala usually spends her days is also unclear to the other Divine Generals.
Kumbhira can't help but be concerned about Vikala's attempts to hide this aspect of herself.
Kumbhira: I was hoping we'd be able to get along while training together as Divine Generals...
Kumbhira: Ahh... But maybe that'd be too intrusive of me...
Amid the townspeople scurrying to and fro with last minute preparations for the new year, Kumbhira calls out to a girl sweeping the front of a restaurant.
Kumbhira: Excuse me, I'm looking for the Divine General Vikala. Do you know where...
Gloomy Girl: ...!
Ku-Kum... Kumbhi... ra...
Kumbhira: Ah, yes. I am the spirit for this year, Kumbhira. I'm flattered you recognize me.
Kumbhira: I was hoping to talk to Vikala about her duties... Do you happen to know where she is?
Kumbhira: I've been asking around town, but all I get is a "that's what I'd like to know."
Gloomy Girl: I-i... I-i-it's...
Kumbhira: It's?
Gloomy Girl: I-it's me... Vikala...
Kumbhira: Ohhh!
Gloomy Girl: (She finally recognized me...)
Kumbhira: So you're Vikala's fan! I see. You even have the same hairstyle.
Gloomy Girl: (She didn't recognize me...)
Kumbhira: Everyone in this town seems to love Vikala. That's really amazing.
The girl sweeping the store front is, in fact, Vikala herself. But Kumbhira gives no indication of recognizing Vikala for who she is.
Kumbhira enters the empty restaurant and takes a seat. The girl brews a cup of tea and sets it down in front of Kumbhira.
Kumbhira: Ahh, this tea is delicious. Thank you for letting me come in before opening.
Vikala: Th-the manager... won't be here for a while, so...
Kumbhira: So you work at this restaurant, huh? What kind of things do you do?
Vikala: I w-wash dishes... and stuff...
Kumbhira: That sounds like a tough job. With the place being this big, I expect the dishes pile up quite fast...
Vikala: U-um... U-u-um, um... Y-you know, I'm... V-Vikala...
Kumbhira: Yeah, I'm actually Vikala's fan too.
Vikala: Huh?
Kumbhira: Hehe, I'm the same as you. I really like Vikala too.
Vikala: (What did she just say!)
Kumbhira: Vikala's always so bright and cheerful... She's simply radiant.
Kumbhira: We're both Divine Generals, but she has so much that I lack, and I admire her for that.
Vikala: ...
Kumbhira: Oh, but I haven't been able to talk much with Vikala yet, so I haven't told her any of this.
Kumbhira: She always disappears before I get the chance to, you see. She can be a bit of a mystery...
Vikala: B-but... Y-you're even more... amazing, Kumbhira...
Kumbhira: Huh?
Vikala: All of the Twelve Divine Generals love you... Y-you're like a b-big sister to everyone, and I... really r-respect that...
Kumbhira: You think so? Thank you.
Kumbhira: Hmm... But the way you say that makes it sound like you've been there witnessing it.
Kumbhira: Hm? Could it be that you're...
Vikala: (She finally recognized me!)
Kumbhira: Vikala's friend?
Vikala: (She didn't recognize me!)
Kumbhira: Do you think you could tell me where Vikala is?
Vikala: W-well...
Seeing the girl shake her head, Kumbhira lets out a sigh.
Kumbhira: So you don't know either...
Vikala: (Now it's really hard to find the right time to say it... But I want to tell her that I'm her fan too...)
Vikala: (Still, that training session was an absolute disaster... And I only realized after I got home... Ahhh, it's all coming back to me...)
Once she got home after training with Kumbhira, Vikala lamented all night in her bed.
Vikala: Ahhh... It was just practice! Why did I go all out like that? She probably thought I was being a tryhard... I'm so sure that's what she was thinking!
Vikala: Ugh... I was so ecstatic that she invited me out for a training session, I ended up getting ahead of myself... I really blew it.
Vikala: Having just the right level of enthusiasm is hard...
Vikala: See, I just can't fit in with the Twelve Divine Generals... Ha, haha... This sucks...
Vikala: (I'm starting to tear up again just thinking back to it... Come on, don't cry!)
Kumbhira: W-what's the matter! Why are you crying?
Vikala: (Oh no, I couldn't hold it in...)
Vikala: I-I'm sorry! Don't worry about me! I was just reminded of something that didn't go so well...
Kumbhira: No, I'm the one who's sorry! I started prying too much, didn't I?
Vikala: N-no, it's not that! I just... wanted you to realize...
Kumbhira: Um, I'm really sorry I didn't realize. This is your place, after all. And I just forced myself into it...
Vikala: That's not what I meant... I-I wanted you to realize who I am!
Kumbhira: Hm? Who... you are?
Vikala: Th-that day we went out for training... I-I'm really sorry for getting out of line...
Vikala: I don't really have... friends or anything... So I was really happy when you invited me out. Then I got ahead of myself...
Vikala: But I wasn't used to training sessions like that and ended up treating it like it was a real fight... Then I went home... and felt terrible about everything...
Kumbhira: Training session?
Kumbhira: Wait a minute... Are you... Vikala?
Vikala: Y-yes... You recognized me!
Kumbhira: Whaaat!
Kumbhira's cry of surprise echoes across the quiet restaurant.
Kumbhira: I see... So your bright personality only comes out when you have your ears on, huh? You've really perfected that side of yourself...
Kumbhira: Anyway, to think I'd find you without realizing it! That really surprised me.
Vikala: I'm sorry... I couldn't find the right moment to tell you...
Vikala: U-um... I really admire you, Kumbhira...
Kumbhira: You do? But you're the amazing one!
Kumbhira: Now that I think about it, I was just gushing about you earlier, wasn't I?
Kumbhira: Ngh... Now I feel embarrassed...
Vikala: I-I really have nothing to admire... See, I'm just this regular, boring girl, and I feel like everything I do ends up being a disaster...
Kumbhira: Oh, but I'm like that too, you know. I can't help but compare myself to the year spirits before me, and I always feel awful for being so incompetent.
Vikala: R-really? No way... But you're incredible...
Kumbhira: Hmm... We just might be more similar than we think.
Vikala: Similar? Us?
Kumbhira: There's still so much I've yet to learn about you. I hope you'll share about yourself little by little—I'm sure the other Divine Generals would love to get to know you better too.
Kumbhira: After all, we all have the same duties as members of the Twelve Divine Generals. There's a lot we can discuss and help each other with.
Vikala: I-I'd always go home right away after meetings because... I didn't think I'd be able to fit in... Unlike you, Kumbhira...
Kumbhira: It's okay to take it slowly.
Kumbhira: I wasn't good at sharing about myself before too. But I've gotten better since...
Kumbhira: Though I still have a long way to go.
Kumbhira: But I know you'll be just fine, Vikala. There isn't anyone in the Twelve Divine Generals who isn't a kind soul. So let's do our best together, okay?
Vikala: Kumbhira...
Kumbhira and Vikala continue their conversation slowly but steadily until, before they know it, their tea cools to a pleasant temperature.
This precious bond that has sprouted between the two Divine Generals will surely blossom into something beautiful in the year to come.

Side-scrolling Quotes

JapaneseThis is an official transcription. EnglishThis is an official translation.
十二神将がひとり、亥神の名に懸けて……! I'll handle this, or I'm not the divine boar of the Twelve Divine Generals!
猪突・上宝沁金ノ撃槍……覚えづらい名前だよね Recklessness Incarnate... Kind of hard to remember the full name, huh?
……瓢箪の中身?それは、秘密かな What's inside my drinking gourd? That's a secret.
この角は一族の誇り、そして私の自慢だよ These horns are the pride of my tribe. And I'm quite fond of them myself.
気を付けて進もう……敵が飛び出してくるかも Be careful as you move. You never know when an enemy will appear.
たまには温泉でゆっくり休みたいなぁ……ダメ? I'd like to take a vacation at a nice hot spring. Wouldn't you?
こらっ、ヒコウリ、勝手に出てきちゃダメ! Hamward! What have I told you about popping out whenever you like!
花占いは、昔からの癖みたいなもので…… Reading my fortune with flowers has just become kind of a habit.
ビィとウリボウ、ちょっと模様が似てる気がする Don't you think Vyrn and my piglets have similar patterns?
(主人公)と出会って、少しずつ変わってると思う I think I've grown a little since I've met you, (Captain).

References

  1. Granblue Fantasy Official Blog Post, レジェンドフェス開催&新キャラクター紹介!&迎春ガチャセット・スキンセット販売のお知らせ
  2. Cygames, Inc. (2019). GRANBLUE FANTASY GRAPHIC ARCHIVE V.
  3. Granblue Fantasy Official Blog Post, 新キャラクター「クビラ」(Sレア)紹介!
  4. Cygames, Inc. (2020). GRANBLUE FANTASY GRAPHIC ARCHIVE VI.
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Heavenly_Generals
  6. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/十二神将