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The Beautiful Mage
The crew visits Mishra, a fabled mage who resides in an ancient, isolated forest. The crew seeks knowledge of primal crystals but is lectured on beauty instead. After being thrown for a loop by the mage, (Captain) and the others find themselves welcoming her as a new crewmate.
The crew hears about a mage gifted with knowledge few possess, who has withdrawn from the mundane world to live deep in an ancient forest.
The crew is now working its way through that gloomy forest in hopes of learning more about primal crystals.
Vyrn: Heh heh. They say she's about a billion years old... And anyone who ticks her off ends up transformed into a disgusting monster. Or wooorse...
Can't you see how scared she is? Those are only rumors!
Vyrn: Ha-ha! Sorry!
Vyrn: But look at these creepy, overgrown woods! It sure wouldn't surprise me if something terrible happened.
Lyria: This place looks really familiar. Hey, (Captain)...
Are you sure we aren't going in circles?
Katalina: I do think I've seen that tree before, now that you mention it. It's starting to look like we're los—
Katalina: Look out! The ground is—
Lyria: Katalina? Ahhh!
Vyrn: Hey! Let go of my tail, Lyria!
Vyrn: Ouch... You okay, (Captain)?
Katalina: Where are we?
???: What's all this noise, Zehek?
Strange Woman: Zehek! Can you hear me? Where in blazes did he run off to?
Strange Woman: Well, well... What have we here? It's been years since I last had callers... Or was it decades?
Strange Woman: I can only assume you've come to learn my beauty secrets. You have, haven't you? Hmm?
Um... No, we—
Strange Woman: Very well! Don't be shy, now! I thought I just might die of boredom. You'll get your guidance straight from the source.
Strange Woman: We'll start with... you. Yes, you! The armored lass!
Katalina: You mean me?
Strange Woman: Your hair is pretty enough, but why settle for that? Take these seeds, press them, and use the oil to make it shine like the tears of heaven!
Strange Woman: I'll have you know they're quite hard to acquire, but consider them a gift to celebrate our meeting! Apply the oil twice a day. That's twice, and don't you forget it!
Katalina: Thank you... I suppose.
Strange Woman: And next... Ah, here's something you don't see every day. A flying, talking lizard. For you, perhaps a—
Vyrn: Hey! I don't know what you're supposed to be, but I'm no liz—
Strange Woman: Never mind. I'm no longer interested.
Strange Woman: More importantly... you. I believe they called you (Captain)?
Strange Woman: What is it you're hiding? A certain je ne sais quoi... a pulse of the soul...
Strange Woman: No need to be afraid. I don't bite. Now come on out.
Strange Woman: Now this is a shocking find!
Vyrn: No way... How'd you know about Lyria? Who are you?
Strange Woman: A foolish question. Weren't you the ones searching for me?
Vyrn: Wha? No. We're looking for a mage. An old lady...
Strange Woman: Oh, don't be so quick to judge a book by its cover. Your words betray your immaturity.
Katalina: Don't tell me you're her.
Mishra: Indeed I am. You stand before Mishra, Sorceress of the Ancient Wood.
Mishra: Ha-ha! Look at those faces! None of my spells could ever conjure up anything quite like that. Just priceless!
Mishra: Oh, I haven't had a chuckle like that in years.
Mishra: And I suppose you deserve something for giving me a bit of fun.
Mishra: I'm sure there's a question you wish to ask. And considering this girl's power, I presume it has something to do with primal crystals.
Vyrn: What? What do you know about the crystals?
Mishra: Nothing, I'm afraid.
Mishra: Ha-ha! My apologies. My only interests are beauty and ancient writings.
Mishra: But you need not worry. I thought this day might come, so my preparations for the journey are already in place.
Vyrn: Journey? What journey?
Mishra: Well you are travelers, aren't you? And if it's primal crystals you seek, you must be looking beyond the sky. To Estalucia.
Mishra: Visiting unknown lands, crossing swords with unknown foes... I daresay my knowledge will come in handy.
Mishra: What I'm saying is that, should you wish it, I would willingly join you.
Vyrn: (What do you wanna do, (Captain)? But be careful how you phrase it...)
Choose: Would you care to join us?
- Would you care to join us?
- Smells fishy to me...
Mishra: A wise answer indeed.
I like you.Choose: Smells fishy to me...
Mishra: Does it now? Ha-ha! I like you! Now I'll have to join you no matter what you say. I do hope you're ready.Continue 1
Mishra: And that's that. Let us go.
Isn't this exciting? Enough dawdling—get moving!
Vyrn: It kinda feels like we walked into a trap there...
Katalina: But at least we know she's a seasoned mage.
I'm sure she'll be helpful.
Mishra: By the way, how do we get out of here?
Vyrn: Excuse me?
Mishra: I came here decades ago to conduct research on ancient writings, and I seem to have forgotten the way back.
Lyria: Oh, Mishra! You're such a kidder!
Katalina: I'm suddenly not feeling so confident about our new mage...
And so Mishra, accomplished mage and authority on beauty and ancient writings, joins the crew.
She has harsh lessons in store for certain members of the crew in her capacity as aesthetics expert, but they'll find that out soon enough.
The Sage's Treasure
The crew hears about the treasure of an ancient people and visits some remote ruins to investigate. Other skyfarers seeking the treasure have trashed the ruins since Mishra last visited. As the crew explores, monsters suddenly appear.
The crew hears a rumor of the treasure of an ancient civilization hidden in some ruins.
Mishra strongly urges the crew to investigate, so they visit the island in question.
Vyrn: Look at all these holes. What a mess.
Katalina: Thugs must have heard about the treasure and come here to try to dig it up.
Mishra: Thanks to them, this place looks quite a bit different than when I last visited.
Vyrn: So you came here before, Mishra?
Mishra: I did. A stone tablet was unearthed here bearing the same ancient writing I use, you see.
Mishra: These ruins were once quiet, devoid of not only monsters but people as well. My, how times have changed.
Lyria: Huh? (Captain), did you hear something just now?
Katalina: Careful! Monsters!
Rackam: And there are more over here! We're surrounded!
Mishra: And here I was looking forward to a quiet stroll through the ruins. I suppose I'll have to engage in a little... beautification.
The Sage's Treasure: Scene 2
The monsters were sent by a man seeking the treasure. Since he can't read ancient writings, he tries to get Mishra to locate the treasure for him. When the crew fails to cooperate, he sends more monsters at them.
Mishra: It's odd to see monsters here. I wonder what became of the spell of warding that used to keep them away.
Lyria: Um... I think I saw someone in that building over there...
Lyria: Maybe it's someone using monsters to chase us away.
???: You're a sharp one, little lady.
Hooligan: Hey, you with the ears! You said something about a spell. Can you read the ancient writing here?
Mishra: And what if I can?
Hooligan: Sounds like I'm in luck! With you here, that treasure's as good as mine.
Hooligan: I found something that looks like a treasure map, but I can't read this gibberish.
Hooligan: I was actually thinking about just destroying the ruins—and then you showed up!
Rackam: Not exactly subtle, are you?
Hooligan: Shut your mouth! If she comes with me, no one has to get hurt.
Hooligan: Or we can do things the fun way...
Katalina: So our hunch was correct...
Mishra: Ha-ha... Heh-heh... Ha-ha-ha!
Vyrn: Mishra... What's going on?
Mishra: I was hoping you'd give me the chance to vent my temper over what you've done to the ruins.
Mishra: You youngsters nowadays have no respect for history. I think you need to be taught a lesson!
The Sage's Treasure: Scene 3
Mishra leads the crew to the treasure, which turns out to be a great number of stone tablets. Rackam was hoping for something with more resale value, but Mishra gleefully dives into her research to decipher the tablets.
Hooligan: Damn it!
Mishra: Is this your treasure map? I see...
Mishra: This is indeed what you thought it was. But I have my doubts that you'd be interested in treasure like this.
Rackam: And what's that supposed to mean?
Mishra: Ha-ha. Seeing is believing. Follow me.
Vyrn: Wow! This is...
Lyria: There are so many stone tablets!
Katalina: This is certainly a grand sight... Every single one is covered with ancient writing.
Mishra: This is a treasure trove of knowledge. Your little map showed the location of a treasure for the learned.
Mishra: I bet you were hoping for something a bit shinier. Ha-ha! Just what I'd expect of a fool!
Hooligan: I can't believe it...
Mishra: You should really just be grateful you didn't get lost in the ruins and starve.
Mishra: From now on, I trust you'll have more sense than to tread ancient ruins without the proper respect.
Rackam: But you know... I was kind of hoping for something a little shinier myself.
Lyria: Ha-ha! But the tablets are definitely a treasure to Mishra!
Rackam: I see... That's why she's been holed up in her room since we got back—research.
Rackam: Which means I haven't had to put up with any lectures on beauty lately, at least...
Mishra: Ahh, (Captain)! Excellent timing! Listen to this!
Mishra: I finally deciphered the writing on the stone tablets we found in the ruins the other day, and I learned something surprising...
Mishra: Combining that ancient knowledge with the herb-blending technique I was researching before, I discovered a new way to tighten the skin and keep it moisturized...
Rackam: G-give me a break!
To Mishra, daring researcher of beauty and ancient texts, the knowledge the crew found in the ancient ruins ranks among the greatest of treasures.
But what sorts of people left that knowledge behind? The compass of Mishra's insatiable curiosity points the way toward this and other truths.
Just Like a Child
Zehek feels bad when his attempts to avoid Mishra's caprices hurt her feelings. To make amends, he brings her some rare herbs she had been seeking.
The Grandcypher sails peacefully through the skies, until one day...
Vyrn: What's the deal with Zehek? Is he playin' hide-and-seek or something?
Lyria: Maybe he isn't feeling well... We'd better check!
Vyrn: Hey, what's with the hiding? You hurt or something?
Zehek: No... No need to worry yourself over me.
Mishra's Voice: Zehek? Zehek, where are you?
It sounds like Mishra's calling you, Zehek.
Vyrn: Aren't you gonna answer her?
Mishra: Zehek! What in blazes are you doing here? I've been searching up and down for you.
Mishra: What's the matter with you, Zehek? Your heart rate seems all out of sorts. Let's take a look at you.
Zehek: Save it... You're my master, not my doctor.
Mishra: Oh, brr. Chilly as ever. And here I thought we were so close.
Vyrn: Yeah! Now that you're finally reunited with your old teacher, why act all distant?
Zehek: That's not what I—Cough!
Mishra: You were quite the sickly young sprog when I took you in.
Mishra: You'd not be gallivanting around with this lot if it weren't for the treatment I gave you!
Mishra: Quit your brooding! You've been in my care before, haven't you?
Zehek: Yes... Made to drink strange potions and play laboratory rat for you more like—Cough!
Mishra: Is that how it was? My memory seems to have failed me.
Zehek: Master... I am not some toy for you to play with!
Zehek: Cough... After all the time we spent together, I'm well aware that nothing good will ever come of our association!
Mishra: Oh, my... To hear my dearest student speak so...
Mishra: Forgive me. I've always meddled a bit too much, I know. I must mend my ways...
Vyrn: Hey! Are you just gonna let her go off like that?
Lyria: She looked pretty hurt...
Vyrn: Hey! Are you sure you should be out in the evening breeze like this?
Zehek: I'm fine... Did you require something?
Vyrn: We were thinkin' you might be hung up on what happened with Mishra.
Zehek: No, I'm not!
Zehek: Why would I... be worried...
Lyria: Huh? Those herbs you're holding... aren't those the ones Mishra was looking for?
Zehek: That... is pure coincidence!
Vyrn: Haha... Then what are we doing standing around, (Captain)?
(Captain) and the others drag Zehek off in search of Mishra.
Mishra: Hoho! This is quite the shock! Such rare herbs, all for my unworthy sake...
Lyria: Oh good! Mishra likes your gift, Zehek!
Vyrn: Aww! Zehek, are you blushing?
Mishra: Oh, Zehek... You haven't changed since you were a boy.
Mishra: Hehe. For all the running he did from my treatments, guess who came slinking back because he was too scared to sleep alone...
Lyria: Wow! We're learning all sorts of things about you, Zehek!
Zehek: Gah! When did I ever? Don't go making up things that never happened!
Mishra: Ohohoho! What's wrong, my dear? Is that a thumpity-thump-thump I hear?
Mishra: I can't contain myself. You are simply too adorable!
Zehek: Master! I wish you would stop! How many times must I tell you I am not your playthi—cough!
Mishra: Ahahaha! Oh, fine.
Mishra: With these herbs you brought me, I can start working on a potion for you.
Mishra: Hm... Lyria! Vyrn! Bring these to my lab, on the double.
Vyrn: Whoa! Where's the fire?
Lyria: Meep! You mean these? Wait no, these?
Zehek: This is bad. We have to get out of here! Run, (Captain)!
Vyrn: What's that supposed to mean? Why do we hafta run?
Mishra: Ohoho... This is simply too exciting! These herbs contain a very special ingredient, you see...
Mishra: If I crossbreed them using a special technique...no, that's not quite right. They need to be further refined... Hmm...
Mishra: What are you doing standing around? Zehek, prepare that for me. And you, (Captain)! I need you here!
Zehek, (Captain), and the others are pulled kicking and screaming into Mishra's overzealous cosmetic research.
But at least the crew finally understands Zehek's hang-ups surrounding his mentor a little better.