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Official Profile[edit | edit source]

Age 16
Height 85 cm
Race Harvin
Hobbies Tinkering with machines, illustrated books
Likes Early mornings, mathematics, indoor activities
Dislikes All-nighters, memorizing, sports
Mahira is the girl in charge of the miraculous "Rooster Temple". She was born with the mysterious ability to make objects levitate. The small hand drums that always float around her are held up by that power. If she puts her mind to it, she can make even big rocks fly. However, she cannot make herself fly. This causes others to laugh at her while asking "Even though you're a bird?"
This shortcoming turned into a big complex for her, and she dreams of being able to fly through the sky with her powers before long.
* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.
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Background[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Special Cutscenes[edit | edit source]

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Hmm? What is it? I'm kinda busy right now, so if you could come back later...
Hehehe. Just kidding! Of course I remembered your birthday, (Captain).
My memory might be lousy, but I'd never forget an important day for an important person. And I got you something good...
Oh no. I left it at the store...
Ahaha... Happy birthday!


Derp-da-derp. I've been waiting for you, (Captain)!
I've got an awful memory, but I know what today is and I have something for you.
Okay! Here you go! You may not have any idea what this is but when you find out, you won't be able to live without it...
Um... Forgot how to use it though... The clerk told me it was a really great invention... So like... Hahaha... H-happy birthday!


Happy birthday, (Captain)!
I came up with a plan that would help me remember to pick up a birthday present.
Actually it's more like I came up with a device that makes sponge cake. It's 100 percent self-automated.
That cake will be my present to you this year.
It should be all ready if we go to the kitchen right now.
I forgot to flick on the power switch.
Ahaha... If you'll just give me a bit of time...

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Ugh... So sleepy... Oh, good morning, (Captain).
Last night, for the first time in my life, I stayed up all the way through New Year's.
I sure have grown a lot... Hehehe. I can't wait to brag to my family about it!


Happy New Year! Did you see the rise of the first dawn?
I stayed up all night long this year! This is the second year I've been able to do that! I'm such an adult.
Or... was that all a dream? Oh well, maybe next year I'll be able to see the sun rise.


Happy New Year. I look forward to another fun year together.
You're wondering if I was able to wake up yesterday?
Teehee. I actually made a device to help me with that. I call it the Wakey-Clucky.
I set it to sound off and peck me on the chin at a specific hour.
But we entered the new year as I was building the device.
Though I was technically awake the entire time, I felt no sense of accomplishment...
I guess I'll have to wait till the next New Year's to actually use the Wakey-Clucky.

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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Hey, (Captain). I made some chocolate shortbread. Here, have some.
I really poured my heart into these, you know. I built a brick oven, put in the charcoal, and even set up an automated cooking device...
Hmm? That's right. I made a baking machine. I'm just the teensiest bit proud of it.
And the shortbread came out all right, I guess. Here, take some.


(Captain), this is my chocolate shortbread maker, Mark 2.
I put my soul into this and even changed the gauges. I carefully tuned it and even added decorations.
Hm? Of course I'm talking about my machine. This shortbread is the same as last year's.
Eat up. I'll get the tea.


(Captain). Happy Valentine's.
I created a wrapping device this year. It's meant specifically for chocolate sable cookies.
I fine-tuned it so that it can effectively wrap around the finest of curves that sable cookies might have.
That's why this wrapping conforms to their shape so well.
But I'll need to tweak the device some more to accommodate for ribbons and lace.
And don't worry—the cookies themselves taste just as good as they did last year.

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White Day Cutscenes
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Huh? You have something for me? But it's not even my birthday!
Oh, it's White Day? I completely forgot. Well, thanks for getting this gift for me.
What's White Day, again?
Ah, never mind. I'll go get the tea. Let's have ourselves a little snack.


For me? Because it's White Day? Thank you so much.
To be honest, last year was a bit odd. I just didn't understand what White Day was. It just didn't make sense.
I'm sorry for being so ignorant. Don't worry though, this year I've prepared my costume.
Why does that sound off... Oh well. See ya later.


Thank you for the gift. Yes, I'm aware that today's White Day.
I looked up the origins of this special day. Reciprocation of a gift apparently has special implications depending on the type.
Candy for love, cookies for good health, and marshmallows for monetary fortune.
Hm? Did I get something wrong again?

Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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Vyrn and Lyria are wearing these crazy outfits today! What's going on with that?
They're supposed to be ghosts? Oh, right... It's Halloween.
If I start thinking of them as monsters, it makes me kinda terrified... I should've just left it a mystery....


Reaping, reaping, reaping...
Agh! Who's there?
Oh, it's just you, (Captain). I wasn't scared at all!
I've heard that Halloween was originally a day of reaping.
How about we think long and hard about that until our heads get really big with thoughts. Reaping, reaping, reaping...


There's meaning in dressing up like a monster for Halloween.
The idea seems to be that the more people you scare, the more candy you get.
The candy is the primary objective. In other words, the costume is nothing more than a means to an end.
So there's really no need to be so fearful... At least that's what I'd like to think.
Don't you think so, (Captain)? Please tell me I'm right.

Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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Hmm... Oh, (Captain). You came to eat cake too?
Okay, wait just a minute. I'm currently calculating the number of cuts required to give all members of the crew equal pieces.
I came pretty close just now, but I forgot to account for a 0.5 unit margin of error.
Hmm... First I'll have to recalculate some of the variables...


Can I talk to you about something that I think about every year?
You know that a turkey lays an egg, right?
Well, how was the first turkey born to lay the first egg?
I guess the bigger question is... did the turkey come first or did the egg?


Let's see.. If the weight of the third tier on the right side's... Then the symmetry of the star on top would have to be...
Ah, (Captain). Isn't this such a beautiful night?
I was measuring decorations for the holiday tree.
In order to make the tree as fancy as possible while keeping it balanced, we'd have to...
But wait, I really want to use a big, flashy star on top too...

Fate Episodes[edit | edit source]

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Winging It[edit source]

The crew arrives at the Rooster Temple only to find the temple guardian, Mahira, is nowhere in sight. They run into her on the way back to the ship, and she joins the crew to learn more about airships.

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During their travels (Captain) and the crew visit one of the temples of the Twelve Divine Generals. With this year as the year of the Rooster, they head to the West.
But they notice something strange when they arrive at the temple.

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During their travels (Captain) and the crew visit one of the temples of the Twelve Divine Generals. With this year as the year of the Rooster, they head to the West.
Upon arriving at the Rooster Temple, the crew learn they can receive a blessing to protect them from any ailment. But then they notice something strange.
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Lyria: The guardian...
Vyrn: She's gone?
Visitor 1: Yes. And we don't know where she went. That's what's causing all this commotion.
Visitor 2: She's always been one to disappear without a word, but this time no one can figure out where she went.
Visitor 1: Well, she is the Queen of the Roosters... Maybe she's out flying around the sky.
Visitor 2: She does indeed have strange and mysterious powers. But that's what I came here hoping to see.
Visitor 2: We'll just have to come back another day. Be careful on your way home!
Lyria: Oh... What do we do now?
Vyrn: More importantly, why is that girl always gone? Sounds like we came all this way for nothin'.
Lyria: Ahaha... But they said she was here early this morning.
Vyrn: Oh well. We'll just have to stop by again some other time. Let's head back to the ship!
Lyria: Can we go through that forest on the way back? I really want to walk through there!
Vyrn: That one with the temple path? That did look nice! Come on, (Captain). Let's head that way!
Lyria: Doodley-dooo!
Vyrn: You're really gettin' into this walk, Lyria. You're practically makin' circles around us!
Lyria: Hehe! I just like crunching all the leaves. Crunch, crunch, crunch.
Vyrn: Haha. I always thought it was more of a crinch sound.
Lyria: It's a crunch! Okay, listen closely now...
Lyria: One, two, thr—
Lyria: Ah! See? That was a crunch!
Vyrn: That wasn't a leaf! That sounded like an explosion on the other side of the forest!
Smoke begins to billow up in the distance. At its source is a heap of broken machinery with a girl stuck underneath.
???: Not again...
???: How am I supposed to stabilize this thing? Is something wrong with the wing-to-power ratio?
???: Sigh. The sky looks so far away now.
Lyria: Oh no! Is there a girl caught under that machine?
Vyrn: Yikes! We gotta get her outta there before she gets crushed!
???: Hmm. I'd better run my equations again. I guess I could draw them up on the ground...
???: Cock-a-doodle-dum. Wing-a-doodle-fly.
Upon reciting these words, the machine begins to levitate in the air. The equations inscribed on the ground soon float off like clouds dissipating in the sky.
In the spot where the equations once were, a massive formula begins to emerge.
Lyria: Huh? It's up and running again!
Vyrn: What the... I've never seen magic like that before! Hey! Are you all right over there?
???: Yes, yes. My calculations were right on target.
Lyria: Umm... We're a crew of skyfarers on an adventure. If you're having some trouble, we could...
???: So that was the problem. I just had to eliminate some of the static variables from earlier.
The girl proceeds to sit down and draw up some new equations.
Vyrn: She sure is in her own little world. I can't believe she's the one that caused that explosion...
???: Oh, sorry about that. I was just tweaking one of my machines. It's a little hobby I have.
Lyria: Is that right? What about that mysterious power we saw you use?
???: We call it floatification. It lets us make otherwise inanimate objects take flight.
Vyrn: You can make stuff fly? Are you from the Rooster Temple?
???: You could say I'm the Queen of the Roosters.
Vyrn: Oh, okay...
Hey, wait a sec!
Vyrn: You're the queen?
Mahira: Uh, yeah. I'm Mahira. Pleasure to greet you.
Lyria: Greet? Umm, the pleasure's all ours!
Vyrn: So what's the deal with that machine? There's been trouble up at the temple, ya know.
Mahira: Trouble?
Lyria: Since you haven't been around, the visitors have been getting really backed up.
Mahira: Visitors?
Mahira: ...
Mahira: Ah, right. I guess it is the start of the new year.
Vyrn: What! You mean you forgot?
Mahira: A rookie mistake, I know. I guess I'd better hurry back...
Lyria: Wait, Mahira! We'll go with you!
Vyrn: All right, (Captain)! Put the pedal to the metal!
Vyrn: Huh? Wait, why are we running? We should just have Mahira float us there.
Mahira and the crew soon arrive back at the Rooster Temple. Seeing that the queen has returned, the visitors breathe a sigh of relief, alleviating the tension that had filled the air.
Mahira: Thank you. With your help I was able to return here and fulfill my role as guardian.
Mahira: You'll have to come by and see me again sometime. Who... are you again?
Lyria: Ahahah... We're a skyfaring crew!
Mahira: Oh, right. You mentioned that earlier, didn't you? Sorry, my memory's just so fuzzy, I—
Mahira: Wait, you're a crew?
Vyrn: Yeah, that's what we've been tryin' to tell ya! Why? You got something for us?
Mahira: Uh, yeah. There is a matter I would like to discuss with you...
Mahira: I'll explain more later. Wait by the docks and I'll meet with you after I see to these visitors.
Night falls, and Mahira finally stops by the Grandcypher.
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With a curious look on her face, she explains her request and asks for a tour of the ship.
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After she comes aboard, Mahira explains about herself and her role in the sky.
People come to the temples to pray for health, peace, and prosperity over the coming year.
However, the temples were actually built after the War to watch over both the Sky Realm and the Astral Realm.
The temples at the twelve cardinal points are governed by the Twelve Divine Generals, each taking turns as guardian from year to year.
This year is the year of the Rooster Temple, making Mahira the guardian.
After finishing her explanation, she makes her request to the crew and asks for a tour of the ship.
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Vyrn: Haha! This is the part of the ship that cuts through the wind! And look! You can see your temple from here!
Mahira: ...
Vyrn: Hey, why are you starin' at the wings like that?
Mahira: The ratio of main wing to rear wing size... It's beautiful.
Lyria: Y-you think so? You really love machines, don't you?
Mahira: I've studied all kinds of airships, but this one has particularly exquisite form and balance.
Mahira: That must be nice. I wish I could fly through the sky too...
Vyrn: Huh? You can, can't you, Bird Girl?
Mahira: Uh...
Mahira: Well, you'd think so, wouldn't you?
Mahira: I'm from the Rooster Temple after all... And I've got all kinds of powers...
Lyria: Um... Is something wrong, Mahira?
Mahira: But I can't do it. I can't make myself fly.
The crew gives Mahira a strange look, and she goes on to bashfully explain the real problem.
Mahira: When most people hear my backstory, they tend to assume I can fly.
Mahira: But it's simply not possible. And when I tell people that, they can hardly believe it.
Mahira: I feel like I've had this conversation a million times...
Vyrn: Oh... Sounds like it's been a sore spot for you your whole life. Sorry for bringin' it up.
Mahira: That's okay. Most people wouldn't give it a second thought.
Lyria: So then that thing you were building in the woods... Was that a ship?
Mahira: That's right. I was building a miniature airship just for me.
Vyrn: Whoa! A miniature airship?
Lyria: That's amazing! You really are one of the Twelve Divine Generals!
Mahira: No, it's only amounted to a series of failures. I'm still too much of an amateur.
Mahira: But maybe I could use this ship as a reference...
Mahira: You're all trying to go to the island of the Astrals, right?
Vyrn: Yeah! But we're goin' to all kinds of other places too!
Mahira: Is that so? Well, then... if I might make another request...
Mahira: Could I... disassemble the Grandcypher?
  1. You're very welcome to!
  2. Are you nuts?

Choose: You're very welcome to!
Mahira: Really? Oh, thank you!
Lyria: Yay! Mahira's coming with us and—
Vyrn: Wait, wait, wait! Did you even hear what she said? She wants to take apart the ship!
Mahira: So is that a no?

Choose: Are you nuts?
Mahira: Well... I would only disassemble it a little bit...
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Lyria: Ah... Hahaha... Sorry, Mahira. That's, uh...
Vyrn: That's not something you just up and ask someone...
Vyrn: If you want to know more about our ship, then maybe you should come along with us!
Mahira: Why didn't I think of that? That's a much better idea. Let's do that.
Lyria: You can ask Rackam and the rest of the crew everything you want to know!
Mahira: Hehe. Splendid. I haven't been able to talk with anyone about flight technology or aerodynamics before.
Vyrn: Whew. Bird Girl is definitely smart, but she's definitely also... kinda weird.
Having overcome her worries about never being able to fly, Mahira takes her dream of building a miniature airship and boards the Grandcypher.
She joins the crew on their journey forward. Though she might perplex them at times, her passion will surely push them farther than ever into the deep blue sky.

Chicken Light, Chicken Flight[edit source]

After learning about airships from Rackam and the others, Mahira is able to draw up plans for her own miniature ship. She and the crew head to Golonzo to see if it can actually be built but get stopped by monsters on the way.

A short while has passed since Mahira joined the crew on their journey.
Lyria: You really did it, Mahira! Even Rackam says it's great!
Vyrn: Haha! Nice work! I'm lookin' forward to seein' the real thing!
Mahira: Ah. Thank you.
After learning a number of things from Rackam and the others, Mahira is able to draw up plans for her miniature airship.
To see if it can actually be built, she and the crew head to Golonzo, where they plan to have a test model created.
Lyria: Eugen was pretty surprised. He said it was a really elaborate design, and he'd never seen anything like it!
Vyrn: A design fit for a Divine General! Another way to show off your genius!
Mahira: Well now... This design is much simpler than a real airship. We even came up with a number of problems it might have.
Mahira: And then there's the difference between imagination and reality. You've got to make all kinds of adjustments as you go along.
Mahira: Which means I can't relax just yet. There's still lots of work left to do.
Lyria: Wow. I should have guessed you'd say that!
Vyrn: Seconded. But have you already figured out how you're gonna pay for this thing?
Mahira: Oh, right. I forgot about that.
Lyria: Great! So you're all ready to—
Vyrn: Wait a sec! You seriously forgot? After contacting all those shipwrights?
Mahira: Yes. I just sent out some letters. Now I've just got to figure out the money part...
Lyria: Ahahaha... Well, I'm sure you'll be fine! Rackam vouched for you and all.
Vyrn: I dunno. It might not be that much, but this is an airship we're talkin' about! You can't exactly just figure it out.
Vyrn: Oh well! You've made it this far, right? You can probably just take care of the money later.
Lyria: Yeah! She'll figure it out!
Mahira: Sorry to interrupt, but it looks like we have to do something about these monsters in our way first.

Chicken Light, Chicken Flight: Scene 2[edit source]

Mahira speaks with shipwrights in Golonzo and learns that her final design will never fly. After hearing a rumor that the elusive mineral vimanacite might solve the problem, she bolts off to go find some.

The crew arrives in Golonzo. There Mahira goes to speak with the shipwrights.
Mahira: The center of mass for the main wing and rear wing here should be...
Shipwright: Ah, I see. So we would have to change their angles here...
Mahira: Yes. But I'm concerned about the wingspan.
Shipwright: Right. Wait, hold on. When it actually gets into motion...
Vyrn: Is Mahira gonna be all right? That conversation sounds pretty rough.
Lyria: I'm nervous too. But I'm sure she'll be fine!
Mahira: That's all the supplementary information I can provide. So, umm... can you take on my order?
Shipwright: Of course! It seemed like a big ol' mess at first, but now I understand your reasoning! Sounds like it'll be a pretty interesting rig!
The shipwright accepts Mahira's blueprints and tells her crew to begin building. The crew cheers in celebration and runs up to Mahira.
Vyrn: You did it, Mahira!
Lyria: How wonderful! It's a dream come true!
Mahira: Ah hah hah... Thank you. I'm sort of relieved, to be honest.
Mahira: Now then, let's head back to the ship. I ought to give Rackam my regards.
Shipwright: Ah, hold on a second. Before you go, can you show me your finished design drawing?
Mahira: My finished design drawing? Umm, it should be on the last page...
Shipwright: Haha. Quit jokin' around! You've got a finalized image of how you want this thing to look, right?
Vyrn: What? Hey, yeah! We haven't seen it yet either!
Lyria: Well... It's right here in the back...
Unlike the elaborate blueprints that came before it, Mahira's final drawing looks like something a child had put together.
And in a way... it vaguely resembles a chicken.
Vyrn: Haha! Why does this thing look like a chicken?
Lyria: It sure is cute! I want to see it fly someday!
Shipwright: Hah hah hah! Now that is not happening. It looks like a child's plaything!
Mahira: ...
Vyrn: Ahaha... Ha?
Lyria: M-Mahira?
Shipwright: I'm sorry! Were you actually being serious? I mean, those blueprints were completely professional, but this...
Mahira: No, uh... This was just a rough sketch...
Shipwright: I see. Well, I'll give it to you straight.
Shipwright: This design is suicide. The air resistance is far too high, and there's no way a small girl could possibly have the physical strength required to steer it.
Mahira: B-but theoretically speaking...
Shipwright: You surely know what I'm talking about. That's why you put the design on the very last page.
Mahira: T-that's just because I...
Vyrn: Forget it, Mahira. You said it yourself. There's a difference between imagination and reality. You oughta just change the design to make it safer.
Mahira: But... But... It has to be a chicken, otherwise...
Lyria: This is a first. I've never seen Mahira get so flustered before...
Shipwright: Hm... You're really set on this design, huh?
Shipwright: Oh, but wait. I remember something from the Sky Race last year...
Vyrn: Huh? Like... something that might make it work?
Shipwright: Yeah. We have trade association meetings sometimes. At the last one, they announced the discovery of this special material called vimanacite.
Lyria: Vimanacite? Would you be able to use that to make the chicken design work?
Shipwright: It is theoretically possible. You could even dig some up here in Golonzo. But it does come with... certain danger.
Mahira: I see. In that case...
Vyrn: Hey, wait! You're gonna go lookin' for that stuff all by yourself?
Mahira: Huh? Well, I couldn't very well get the rest of you caught up in something like that.
Lyria: But, Mahira! (Captain), we—
With a nod from (Captain), the crew runs off to catch up with Mahira.

Chicken Light, Chicken Flight: Scene 3[edit source]

The crew catches up with Mahira at a local mining site, where she explains why she's determined to keep the chicken shape of her airship design. But before she can say any more, the crew is surrounded by angry monsters.

Vyrn: Rrr-rrr-rrr! Isn't that how it goes?
Lyria: Cackey-cooka-coo! That's what it sounds like.
Mahira: Then what about cock-a-doodle-doo? That's how we say it where I come from.
After catching up with Mahira, the crew arrives at a local mining site.
While eyeing the walls of the mine, Mahira goes on to explain why her airship has to be shaped like a chicken.
Mahira: Bird sounds aside, it has to be a chicken.
Mahira: ...
Mahira: I wanted a flightless bird to experience flight. That's why I drew that picture.
Mahira: It sounds ridiculous, I know. But no one else thinks about the chickens.
Mahira: That's why I came up with that seemingly asinine design.
Vyrn: Oh, okay. It was all pretty confusing at first, but I think I get it now.
Lyria: Me too. Now let us help you!
Mahira: Vyrn... Lyria...
Mahira: Can I ask you something this time, (Captain)?
Mahira: That whole chicken thing is usually enough to turn people away. So why did you follow me all the way here?
  1. That's just what friends do.
  2. Because I knew it was important to you.

Choose: That's just what friends do.
Mahira: Friends... Is that so?

Choose: Because I knew it was important to you.
Mahira: So you think so too, then...
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Mahira: Haha...
Vyrn: Hey, there it is! Some of that whatchamacite!
Lyria: Hurray! All we have to do is bring it back and—
Monster: Groaar!
Mahira: So you're going to try and stop us, huh?
Mahira: Then I'll just have to show you the power of floatification...
Cock-a-doodle-dum! Wing-a-doodle-fly!

Chicken Light, Chicken Flight: Scene 4[edit source]

With all the vimanacite they need, Mahira and the crew head back to see the shipwright. The airship is completed in no time, and Mahira climbs aboard for her exciting first flight.

After collecting all the vimanacite they need, Mahira and the crew head back to see the shipwright.
When she sees all the vimanacite, the shipwright is impressed by Mahira's dedication and quickly assembles her crew to make Mahira's dream a reality.
And before long the airship is complete. Mahira's day has finally come as she climbs aboard for her first flight.
Mahira: Ba-bam!
And its name shall be... Clucky!
Lyria: What a cute name!
Vyrn: Seriously? I mean it's a bird, but it's also an airship, for cryin' out loud! You should come up with a cooler name than that!
Mahira: Maybe so. Anyway, if this is the accelerator, that makes this the brake, right?
Vyrn: Still figurin' it out as you go along, I see...
Lyria: Be careful, okay? Just take it nice and easy...
Mahira: Right. Uh-oh...
Vyrn: Whoa! She flew away!
Lyria: Oh no! We'd better go catch her!
Mahira: I'm... flying?
Mahira: I'm flying. I'm really flying!
Mahira: The sky seems so close now...
Wait, I'm actually in the sky now.
Mahira: This flightless bird really can fly!
Mahira: Ah hah hah hah! Mr. Blue Sky, I'm looking forward to seeing more of you!
Her eyes filled with the azure of the never-ending sky, Mahira has overcome the limitations of rationality and made her dream come true.
Her heart flutters now like never before as she spreads her wings and takes flight into the blue.

Girls of a Feather[edit source]

Andira visits the Rooster Temple to bequeath her responsibilities to Mahira, who reveals that she's built a tiny airship to make her dreams of flight a reality. Before taking over the burden of year spirit, Mahira enjoys a fun day of carefree flying with Andira.

Andira pays a visit to the Rooster Temple. Her reason for being here is to pass on the role of year spirit to Mahira, her successor.
Andira: Oh, there you are, Mahi!
Mahira: It's been a while, Andie. Grown a little taller since last time?
Andira: Hee hee... I've done quite a bit of growing on my end! What about you, Mahi?
Mahira: Mm. About a millimeter this year.
Andira: Whoa, nice! Just a little bit more to your goal!
Mahira: Just a little bit more. So what brings you here? Oh! Are you here to pass on your responsibilities?
Andira: Yeah! But first...
Andira: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations... Transform!
Andira: Quiz time! Which one's the real me?
Mahira: Another one of your monkey quizzes? You can't fool me!
Andira: Hee hee... We'll see about that!
Mahira: You haven't fooled me yet, so... Hm?
Andira: Mahi's sweating bullets! Will she be able to pull it together?
Mahira: ...
Mahira: The one on the right? Made you look! Left!
Andira: Woah!
Andira: You got me! But how could you tell?
Mahira: Tough to say. The one on the left just seemed extra Andira-ful.
Andira: Huh? Just a hunch? And after I spent all that time training too...
Mahira: It was definitely tougher than last time though! You've improved a lot during your time as year spirit!
Mahira: You deserve an extra round of applause for all your efforts this past year.
Andira: Oh, Mahi... You don't have to give me any extra applause.
Mahira: Anyway. This is the year of the West. My turn, right?
Andira: Yup! I'm rooting for you! Ready to get your head in the game?
Mahira: Hm... More or less?
Andira: Haha! A very Mahi reaction. Anila's been worried about you too, you know!
Andira: Your lack of enthusiasm isn't very reassuring.
Mahira: I guess. I'll do my job, okay? I'm not about to let everyone at the Rooster Temple down.
Andira: How's Grandma Rooster been doing? She seemed to be in high spirits when she paid me a visit!
Andira: Oh, that's right! This is like a dream come true for you, right, Mahi?
Mahira: My dream? Oh right. We talked about this before, didn't we?
Andira: You want to soar across the skies, right? I bet you'll be able to ride my cloud this time!
Mahira: Hm... I wonder. Don't you need to be part of a special bloodline for that?
Andira: It should be able to give you a freebie! Go ahead. Hop on!
Mahira: Thanks, but... I'm okay. Really.
Mahira: I've got plenty of growing ahead of me this year, Andie.
Mahira: Cock-a-doodle-dum. Wing-a-doodle-fly!
Mahira: Ba-bam.
Andira: Wow, that was amazing! You made your own personal airship?
Mahira: Yep. It's named Clucky.
Andira: Haha! Nice to meet you, Clucky!
Andira: Oh, I know! How about we go flying around a bit? Before you take over for me, I mean.
Mahira: Okay. I'm gonna leave you in the dust!
Andira: Hee hee! Not if I can help it!
The two girls soar off into the sky with smiles on their faces.
A rare privilege afforded only to the Twelve Divine Generals.
Unburdened by their usual responsibilities, Andira and Mahira enjoy a rare chance to act their age... For the time being anyway.

A Friendly Competition[edit source]

Vajra and Garjana drop in on Mahira as the new year approaches. Mahira challenges the pair to a race in order to test her
newly-completed mini-airship, Clucky.

A cold winter day at the tail end of the year.
Mahira: Brr... It's so cold. Good thing your wings are mechanical, Clucky.
Mahira: Otherwise this weather would freeze your feathers and leave you grounded!
???: Heeeey, Mahi!
Mahira: Hm?
Vajra: Mahi! It's been forever!
Garjana: ...
Mahira: Well, hello there, Vajra, Gar.
Mahira tilts her head quizzically as Vajra rushes up to her.
Mahira: What brings you to the Rooster Temple, Vajra?
Vajra: I'm on year spirit duty next, so I came for the handoff!
Mahira: Excuse me, but... isn't it up to me to come see you for that?
Vajra: What's the difference? We were in the neighborhood, so why not drop in and save you the trip?
Mahira: I see... You never were one to sweat the details, Vajra.
Mahira: Speaking of which, isn't it a little early for the handover?
Vajra: Yeeeahh, but... Well, I missed you!
Mahira: Hahaha, thank you.
Vajra: Mahi, you seem... happier than usual.
Mahira: You think so?
Vajra: Yeah! Did something good happen?
Mahira: Astute as always. How did you know? Something about my scent, I'll bet.
Vajra: I didn't need my nose this time—I could read you like a book!
Vajra: We Divine Generals go back a long way after all!
Mahira: I don't think I'm the type to wear my heart on my wing...
Vajra: Hm? What's that?
Mahira: Never mind.
Mahira: Actually, if the two of you have some time, I have a favor to ask.
Vajra: Wow, that's rare!
Vajra: Whatever you need, I'm ready!
Mahira: Well, if you say so...
Vajra: Lay it on me!
Mahira: Would you be game for a little competition?
Vajra: Competition?
Mahira: Yes, a competition. A footrace, to be precise.
Mahira: Ah, I won't be running though.
Mahira: And I want you to race me on Gar's back.
Vajra: That won't make for much of a race!
Mahira: Hehe... I think you'll be surprised.
Mahira: Ta-da!
Vajra: Ahh! Is that—
Mahira: That's right! I've perfected my mini-airship.
Vajra: It's amazing! You're something else, Mahi! You really pulled it off.
Mahira: Hehehe. But of course!
Vajra: All your hard work finally paid off. Congratulations!
Mahira: Thanks! I call it Clucky.
Vajra: I see! So you wanna race with you riding Clucky and me riding Gar, right?
Mahira: Exactly. So are you in?
Vajra: You bet we are!
Vajra: I'm really happy I can finally do something for you, Mahi!
Mahira: Great. Let's get started, then.
The trio head off in high spirits to find an open space where they can really put their speed to the test.
Vajra: Ahahaha! That was great! Let's go around again, Mahi!
Mahira: Hm...
Vajra: Hello? Mahi?
Mahira: As I suspected, Gar's strength is his sudden bursts of speed. If I want to boost Clucky's performance on tight turns...
Mahira: Should I tweak the propulsion? Or maybe the tail controls need to be...
Muttering to herself, Mahira plunks down on the ground and begins her calculations.
Vajra: Here we go again.
Vajra: She looks like she's having fun though, doesn't she, Gar?
Garjana: ...
Vajra: Let's give her some space to work.
Vajra: I've still got energy to burn, so let's take a quick tour of the island!
Vajra: We can meet up with Mahi for dinner. A nice, hot stew would really hit the spot!
Vajra quietly slips away, leaving Mahira wrapped up in her mechanical meditations.
After so long apart, Vajra still has a lot she wants to talk to Mahira about.
But the two generals are such close friends that respecting each other's quirks has always been second nature.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Granblue Fantasy Official Blog Post,