Lina is shocked to discover that (Captain) is looking for Estalucia. When she hears that (Captain)'s father sent a letter from the island, she asks to join forces in hope of finding treasure there. With a reluctant sigh, her protector Gourry agrees to come along to keep an eye on her.
Lina & Gourry: Om nom nom… (Crunch… gulp…)
Gourry: Hey! That's my meat!
Lina: Too bad, Gourry! That's what you get for taking your eyes off the prize.
Gourry: Oh? I see, I see… Then how do you like this?
Lina: Agh! I was saving that one for last! I guess I'll have to help myself to this…
Gourry: No way! You can pry that sausage from my cold, dead hands, Lina.
(Captain) and the crew watch in horror as the fierce battle between knife and fork transpires over both parties' plates.
While fighting their way across the ancient battlefield, the crew has returned to town for a break.
Vyrn: Man, those two sure can eat…
Lyria: I-I've never seen so many plates before…
The stack of discarded plates Lina and Gourry leave on the table is growing taller by the second.
Vyrn: Hm… Mr Big Head here I understand, but Miss Dragon Spooker is so tiny, I don't know where she's putting it all.
D-dragon Spooker? Where did you hear that nickname?
Vyrn: Oh, I think it was Sierokarte, maybe? She said that dragons are so revolted by you that they step right past.
Gourry: Well, you're not exactly wrong…
Lina: Take out a few bandits here and there and people blow it right out of proportion, and you end up with a weird nickname.
Lyria: Um, well, I heard you're also known as the "Bandit Killer". I was kinda expecting you to look scarier…
Vyrn: Right, Sierokarte said something about all the thousands of times you've fought with bandits.
Lina: Humph, don't be stupid. I don't have the time to go around fighting that many bandits.
Vyrn: Well, no, most people don't. But then I heard how many you can take out in a single day.
Lina: Oh, sure. I can take down a few thousand at once, if that's what you mean.
Vyrn: D-doesn't that kinda make it true, then?
Lyria: Ha ha… Wow, Lina. If you carry on like that, there won't be any bandits left!
Lina: Right, and that's the problem!
Vyrn: Huh? I'm not seeing any problems there.
Lina: Well, I like to help myself to the bandits' treasure, and I can't do that if there aren't any bandits left.
Gourry: What? Don't tell me you're at it again…
Vyrn: So, what you're saying is… you're basically just a bandit yourself?
Lina: What? No way! How am I supposed to know who it belonged to? I couldn't return it even if I tried.
Lina: Besides, when I liberate treasure from bandits, I'm helping the economy by putting some cash back into businesses, you know?
Vyrn: I'm not sure that makes it any better…
Lina: Then you'll be glad to know that I couldn't find any bandits on the last islands. They all fled in fear.
Gourry: That's hardly surprising, given what you do to them.
Lina: They deserve everything they get. They're breaking the law, and I'm just upholding it.
Lina: Anyway, the bandit shortage had me so bored that I came over here instead.
Vyrn: I see. Still, I don't think we've seen any bandits around here, either.
Lina: Right, the Order of Holy Knights, the Erste Imperial Army and the Crew of Enforcers have already taken care of them…
Gourry: I get it now. That's why you've been so cranky lately. There are no bandits around for you to bully.
Lina: Well of course I'm going to get frustrated! Everyone needs to let off a little steam now and then.
Gourry: Hmm… This could be a problem.
Lina: That's what I've been telling you!
Lina: Hey, (Captain), is there a bandit gang or a dragon around here that could use a good walloping? I need some stress relief.
(Captain) thinks about it, and a name comes to mind, but is conflicted. There's no telling what Lina will do.
Gazing too long at Lina's bright smile felt like gazing into the abyss, and (Captain) decided to remain silent.
After they finish eating, the group orders tea. As they drink, Vyrn suddenly speaks up.
Vyrn: So you're traveling bandit hunters? That's a pretty dangerous way to live.
What? No! I'm not traveling around just to take out bandits.
Lina: It all started when my big sister kicked me out and said, "Go see the world!"
Gourry: So what are you all traveling for?
Vyrn: Oh, we're looking for Estalucia, Island of the Astrals.
Lina: Island of the Astrals?
Vyrn: Yeah, (Captain)'s father send a letter saying he's waiting on Estalucia.
Lina: Wow… I've read about it in books, but I've never heard of anyone who actually saw it!
Gourry: Huh? You've heard of this… Island of the Astrals, Lina?
Lina: Even a five year old knows what it is! There are all kinds of legends and fairy tales about it.
Lina: It was where the Astrals had their base during the War, supposedly.
Lina: Nobody knows if the Astrals are still living there, but there must at least be traces of their technology left behind.
Gourry: Oh? Sounds like a pretty important place.
Lina: The Island of the Astrals, huh? I suppose I always though Gourry's Sword of Light was just a myth too.
Lina: Say, (Captain)… There's something I have to ask you. Can I come with you on this journey?
Gourry: Now there's a rare sight. You trying to team up with someone else.
Lina: We're talking the Island of the Astrals, Gourry! I bet it's just overflowing with legendary magical artifacts!
Lina: I know the chances of finding it are slim, but as long as there's a chance… Mwahaha, think of the treasure!
Gourry: Ugh… Oh, well, if that's what you want to do… As long as (Captain) agrees, of course.
Choose: That sounds great
- That sounds great
- I'm not sure about this
Lina: Yeah, let's do this! (Captain), you won't regret it!
Gourry: Sorry about this, (Captain). Lina can be a pain, but as her protector, I'll keep an eye on her.
Vyrn: Heheh! With Miss Dragon Spooker and Mr Big Head on our side, this is gonna be great!Choose: I'm not sure about this
Lina: Hey! I'm a genius sorceress, and beautiful to boot! Just what aren't you sure about?
Choose: You're kinda scary
- You're kinda scary
- We can't afford your appetite
Lyria: Ha ha… That wasn't very tactful, (Captain).
Gourry: Look where all this talk of fighting bandits has gotten you, Lina. You frightened (Captain) and Lyria!
Lina: Oh come on, Gourry, you know I only hurt the bad guys!
Gourry: I guess I can't argue that… You spells have gotten us out of trouble more than just once or twice.
Gourry: OK, if Lina worries you, then let me speak as her protector.
Gourry: I'll keep an eye on her and make sure things don't get out of hand.
Lina: Hey, what do you mean "get out of hand"? Ugh… Fine, whatever.
Seeing Gourry's gentle smile, (Captain)'s worries melt away, and they nod in agreement.Choose: We can't afford your appetite
Lina: Worried about my food expenses, are we?
Lina: Hey, Mr. Manager! Bring me all the checks, lunch is on me!
Lyria: Huh? A-are you sure?
Lina: My finances are doing just fine. You think I'd be a sorceress if it didn't pay well?
Lina: Anyway, if you bring me along, I'll take care of food expenses for the whole crew!
Lina: How does that sound? Perfect, right? Alright, (Captain), let's go!
Vyrn: Well you sure know how to get what you want…Continue 1
Lina: If I get to the Island of the Astrals, even my sister will have to… No, probably not even then…
Vyrn: Hey, is this sister of yours back home kinda scary, or something? That's the vibe I'm getting here.
Lina: Really scary. To win against her, you'd have to be as powerful as a god, or Flare Dragon Ceiphied.
Lina: I hear she's taken down a great primal beast armed with only a chopstick or a wooden spoon or something.
Vyrn: Wow, it's just one incredible tale after another from you, isn't it?
Lina: If that sister of mine wasn't such a pain in the backside, then I wouldn't have bothered leaving home!
Lina: OK, let me just take care of my business in town, then off to the Island of the Astrals we go!
And so, the sorceress known as the "Bandit Killer" and the "Dragon Spooker", along with many other nicknames, Lina Inverse…
…And her protector Gourry Gabriev join (Captain)'s crew.
With an impressive grasp of magical lore and legends, the sorceress is a powerful ally for the crew, despite her young age.
Bandit Killer in Full Force
The crew accepts a request to clear out some bandits from a certain mountain. Lina is excited at the chance to fight bandits. Using her familiarity with bandit hideouts, she disarms the trap at the entrance. When the bandits come running out to investigate, Lina gleefully demonstrates her skill as the Bandit Killer.
One day, (Captain) and the others accept a request to clear out a bandit hideout on a certain mountain.
When keen bandit-hunter Lina hears the request, she jumps at the chance to take part.
Lina: OK, let's go, (Captain), Gourry! I'm ready to teach those bandits a lesson!
Vyrn: Wow, I've never seen Miss Dragon Spooker here so energetic before.
Gourry: Come on, Lina, let's not be reckless.
Lina: According to the lord of the island, those bandits have amassed quite the hoard. I bet some of it will fetch a good price. Hee hee…
Vyrn: Honestly… Does she ever listen, Mr Big Head?
Gourry: Well, looks like the entrance to their base is here.
Lina: Hmm… I was hoping for some fancy camoflage, but this is kinda boring.
As soon as she speaks, Lina begins collecting fallen branches and scattering on the ground.
As she does so, a bear trap snaps shut, cutting a branch clean in half.
Vyrn: Whoa! Nice job spotting that, Lina!
Lina: Forest hideouts always dull traps like these. Bandits have no imagination.
Lina: The traps are linked to an alarm system. It's in the rulebook for building a bandit den, you know?
Gourry: So what happens when the alarm rings, Lina?
Lina: The bandits come running, of course!
Thief 1: There they are, just like the boss said!
Thief 2: Hah! A harmless oaf and a few kids. Say your prayers, fools!
Thief 1: Now you all behave yourselves and do as we say, and nobody gets—
Thief 1: Aaaaaghhhh!
Without waiting for them to finish speaking, Lina sends a ball of fire in the direction of the first bandit.
Thief 2: Wha— You're gonna regret that!
Lina: Dill Brand!
Thief 2: Eeeeek!
Before the bandit can react, Lina catapults him into the air.
Lina: In we go, (Captain), Gourry!
Bandit Killer in Full Force: Scene 2
The crew sow chaos throughout the bandit hideout. Lina discovers the treasure vault, but finds she cannot use her magic inside. The bandits had set up a magical seal to protect themselves against Lina. However, the bandits' victory doesn't last long, and Lina makes short work of overriding the seal.
Lina: Dam Brass!
A cavern collapses from the force of Lina's spell, and the bandits are buried under the falling rubble.
Vyrn: Whoa, this is a little much. I guess the "Bandit Killer" nickname wasn't just for show.
Lina: Hmm… Now where do they keep the treasure? Ah!
Lina's keen instinct for treasure leads her to a branching passage. Inside, she discovers thair vault.
The crew steps into a room so dark that not a single beam of light could penetrate from outside.
Lina: I can smell the treasure in here, but it's just too dark.
Lina casts a spell to bring light to the room. However…
Gourry: What's wrong, Lina?
Lina: My magic isn't working. Don't tell me…
Gourry: You mean this is—
Lina: What? No way! There must be some sort of magic circle here.
Man with a torch: Ahahahaha… So you came, Lina Inverse. I'm sure I don't need to introduce myself.
Lina: Who are you?
Man with a torch: What? It's no good feigning ignorance.
Gourry: So, um, do you know this guy?
Lina: Nope. He's just a bandit, why would I?
Man with a torch: Fine, then. But let's see you play it cool when you hear the name of the bandit gang Black Dog!
Lina: …Black Dog?
Man with a torch: Ahaha… It seems you've remembered.
Lina: No, I have no idea.
Man with a torch: Whaaat?
Lina: Look, just because you know who I am, doesn't mean I have to know who you are! Besides, I have plenty of imposters.
Lina: It's what happens when you're famous. Someone just has to say they're Lina Inverse, and suddenly I'm taking the blame for them.
Man with a torch: S-shut up, you wretched sorceress!
Man with a torch: …Wait, don't tell me…
The bandit grinds his teeth and his face turns red with anger as he realises something.
Among the countless hundreds of bandits Lina has fought, his face wasn't worth remembering.
Man with a torch: Argh, I've had enough of this! I'm gonna take you down!
Man with a torch: Ahahaha! It doesn't matter how many allies you have—
Lina: Flare Arrow!
Lina doesn't wait for the bandit to finish talking. She goes to hurl a spell at him. However…
Lina: Hmm… Still not working, huh?
Man with a torch: Humph. I'm not going to let you interrupt me with your nonsense.
Man with a torch: The vault in this cave has a magical seal in place. You can't use any of your precious spells.
Man with a torch: What's the matter, too scared to say anything? If you cry and apologise, maybe I'll forgive you.
Lina: OK, so if I just do this…
Man with a torch: Hey! Listen to people when they're talking!
Lina: Flare Arrow!
Man with a torch: What?
Lina: Yeah, I broke your seal. Once I rewrote the sigils, it was easy.
Lina: I bet you worked so hard trying to figure out how to best a sorceress…
Lina: But did you really think a trick like that would work on me?
Man with a torch: You broke the seal? This cannot be!
Lina: You bandits really have no imagination. Listen to that cheesy line. Next thing you know, he'll be keeling over in despair.
Man with a torch: Damn it! I had you outnumbered!
Gourry: Yeah, there he goes…
Lina: You should have fled with your tail between your legs. Not that I would have let you.
Bandit Killer in Full Force: Scene 3
Backed into a corner, the bandits reveal their trump card: a dragon. Seeing it, Lina turns heel and escapes the caves. Confused, the crew follow her to find out what she's up to. The dragon follows them out, and Lina unleashes her strongest spell—Dragon Slave—on the creature. The mountain explodes, bandit den and all, and peace returns to the island.
Man with a torch: Ahahahaha… Did you think that was my trump card? Bring it out, boys!
Vyrn: Whoa! That thing does not look friendly!
Lina: Close your eyes, everyone!
A huge ball of light flashes for a brief instant in the palm of Lina's hand, leaving the dragon reeling.
Lina: Let's get out of this cave. It's going to get really messy otherwise.
Gourry: Wait… Don't tell me you're going to…
Vyrn: You don't mean… Quick, let's get out of here, (Captain)!
The dragon bursts out of the bandit den, searching for its prey.
However, by then, Lina has already used her flight spell, and the crew lands somewhere far from the den.
Lina: Heed me, who is darker than dusk,
Heed me, who is more red than blood…
Lina: In the name of those buried in the passing of the eons,
I make this vow to the abyss…
Lina: Mark all fools that stand in our way,
Let your strength merge with mine…
Lina: So that we may deliver doom to all alike!
Lina: Dragon Slave!
Lina's most powerful spell hits the dragon, and the mountain around it explodes.
The explosion rips through the mountain, leaving only an oddly flat plain behind.
Lina: Great, that's our job finished!
Vyrn: H-hey, we were supposed to take out the bandits, not the whole mountain!
Lina: Huh? Is there a problem?
Gourry: A big one…
Vyrn: Ugh… I don't think this is the result anyone was hoping for.
Lina: How was I supposed to know? Nobody told me I wasn't allowed to blow up the mountain!
Vyrn: Well, I don't think anyone expected you to go that far…
Lina: Well, I have the bandits' treasure, we completed the contract… I don't see any reason for complaint.
Gourry: This is why I told you not to be reckless, Lina…
Vyrn: After all this, I think I actually feel sorry for those bandits.
Lina: Oh, don't worry about that! Like I said, criminals deserve what they get! Now, who's up for something to eat? Let's go!
Having destroyed the bandit hideout, the crew has one more task left.
They go in search of the bandits scattered across the island in the explosion, tie them up, and hand them over to the authorities.
Having seen part of his domain destroyed, the lord hands the crew their reward with a shaking hand, and sees them off.
And so, (Captain)'s eventful journey with Lina continues.