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A Most Curious King
The crew finds themselves suddenly accosted by a goliath of a man, abuzz with curiosity concerning Lyria. In search of a mysterious power, the winged king requests to join (Captain)'s crew.
The crew is continuing their journey through sunlit cliffs, taking in the fresh air.
Along the way, Lyria has absorbed yet another primal beast.
Lyria: That was good!
Vyrn: You know, I've been wondering... What's it like to, you know, absorb one of those things? Like, on a scale of blegh to yum?
Lyria: Er... There's not much taste, to be honest. It's more like a texture, I guess?
Katalina: Huh? Who's there? Show yourself!
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! To have noticed my presence so easily, you must be a knight among knights!
Katalina: I thought I felt someone watching us for a while... Well? Who are you supposed to be?
Nezahualpilli: Oh, please don't make such a scary face! A smile would do much to soften your already beautiful face!
Katalina: B-beautiful? Me? No... I-I'm average at best...
Nezahualpilli: I do say... Watching you has been incredibly fascinating. You there, girl!
Nezahualpilli: The power you wield... It's quite curious indeed.
Nezahualpilli: If my eyes can be trusted, did I witness you consuming a primal beast?
Lyria: Oh, um... Well...
Katalina: She isn't obligated to answer your questions. We have our reasons, you see.
Nezahualpilli: Ahaha! Yes, indeed! I'm sure!
Nezahualpilli: Such secrecy... Very intriguing, if I do say so myself!
Rackam: I-intriguing, you say... What, you with the empire or something?
Nezahualpilli: Very well! Girl, I want to know more about you!
Nezahualpilli: I'd like for you to join my clan! You're coming with me!
Lyria: Wait, what?
Katalina: D-don't be stupid! You think I'd just hand Lyria off to some stranger I've never met before!
Rackam: That's right, you heard the lady! Not a chance, buddy.
Rackam: Listen here, birdy. You gotta open with "I'd like to ask for your daughter's hand.", or something, right?
Nezahualpilli: Oho! So you were her mother all this time!
Katalina: I'm not that old! You could have at least said older sister! Geez...
Before the situation deteriorated any further, the Eagle King finally offers an explanation to the crew.
Katalina: So basically, you're looking for some unknown power you can take back to your home?
Katalina: And you're not trying to court Lyria?
Nezahualpilli: Indeed! If I were aiming for such, I'd have looked no further than you...
Katalina: P-p-please, stop! Just be quiet!
Katalina: Ahem... There's still quite a bit of journeying we have to do.
Katalina: It's great that you're trying to learn about the world to help your people back home, but I don't think Lyria has the answers you need.
Nezahualpilli: Hmm... In that case, would you be able to explain to me how the power works?
Vyrn: No can do, buddy. We're pretty much stumped ourselves.
Nezahualpilli: I see... Then the matter is settled. I will accompany you on your journey.
Choose: Join us? For what?
- Join us? For what?
- That's what I like to hear.
Nezahualpilli: Why, it's exactly as it sounds! I wish to accompany you for the sheer value of the journey itself!Choose: That's what I like to hear.
Nezahualpilli: Ahaha! I must say! You have a heart of gold, (Captain)!Continue 1
Nezahualpilli: I see the girl keeps fine company! You've certainly piqued my interest!
Nezahualpilli: Especially regarding your captain here!
Nezahualpilli: I would like to accompany you on your journey and see what makes you tick!
Nezahualpilli is known across the skies as the gallant leader of the Clan of Feathers.
(Captain) and company move forward in their journey with a powerful new ally.
Secret of the Eagle King
Nezahualpilli comes to (Captain) with a request to help him overcome his fear of heights. Seeking out a spell that could potentially rid him of this fear, the crew decides to check out an imperial facility.
Nezahualpilli: (Captain)... There is a favor I want to ask of you...
One night, Nezahualpilli approaches (Captain).
Upon taking a closer look at his face, he seems much more nervous than usual.
Vyrn: Hmm? What's the matter? It's rare to see you looking so serious...
Nezahualpilli: What I am about to tell you is a taboo within my clan.
Lyria: Is it really okay for us to hear something so important?
Nezahualpilli: It is because I respect you all as brave heroes that I now ask for your assistance.
Vyrn: Well if you put it that way, there's no way we can refuse! Right, (Captain)?
Nezahualpilli: Yes. You have my thanks...
Nezahualpilli: I hear that in a cave deep inside the forest, the empire is researching a secret spell that I have been seeking all my life...
Vyrn: A secret spell to heal acrophobia?
Lyria: Nezahualpilli... The taboo in your clan is having a fear of heights?
Nezahualpilli: Yes... For we are the clan of feathers, after all.
Nezahualpilli: As the king, a fear of heights simply cannot be tolerated...
Vyrn: But don't you fly really high during battles?
Vyrn: You're okay with that?
Nezahualpilli: I'm not okay! The way I fight is the tradition of my clan. In this, I do not have a choice.
Nezahualpilli: Why must I fly so high?
Nezahualpilli: Whether I strike from above or below, isn't it all the same? This thought has crossed my mind many a time...
Lyria: That's quite a compelling problem coming from you...
Vyrn: Uh-oh, here comes a monster! Talk about bad timing...
Vyrn: Just hold out a little longer! They're hardly ethical, but the technology of the empire is amazing!
Vyrn: Now let's take care of these monsters and get going!
Secret of the Eagle King: Scene 2
The crew arrives at an Erste Empire laboratory and begin devising a scheme to sneak in somehow. Nezahualpilli has other plans and decides to bust on in.
Nezahualpilli: Hm... The laboratory must be in this cave...
Vyrn: We've made it here, but what's the plan now?
Vyrn: It's not like we can just stroll in and ask them to heal him...
Nezahualpilli: That's no good! That line of thinking won't get us anywhere. It's important to try first before giving up!
Lyria: But the people of the empire are...
Nezahualpilli: Excuse meee! Is anybody heeere?
Vyrn: Whoa! N-not so loud...
Imperial Soldier: W-who are you supposed to be!
Nezahualpilli: Yes! I'd like to ask you about the secret spell you are researching...
Imperial Soldier: A girl in blue and a lizard... You must be the fugitives!
Vyrn: Oh geez... I knew this would happen!
Nezahualpilli: Hm? They seem to be quite hostile. I have no intention of fighting them.
Imperial Soldier: I don't know how you got in here, but now we've got you trapped! Surrender yourself!
Vyrn: Aw, rats... I guess we've got no choice but to fight now! Come on, (Captain)!
Secret of the Eagle King: Scene 3
The crew is chased into a cave by imperial soldiers. While making their way back to the entrance, Nezahualpilli reveals to the crew that he must overcome his fear in the name of his clan.
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! I had completely forgotten!
Nezahualpilli: Now that I think about it, you're all wanted fugitives to the empire!
Vyrn: Geez... This ain't no laughing matter, ya know.
Nezahualpilli: My apologies! I'll be careful from now on!
Lyria: I-it's okay... We managed to escape, so all's well that ends well, right?
Vyrn: Well, we ran right in without thinking... Which way was the exit?
Nezahualpilli: Indeed! The exit should be through the third passage way and then to the right!
Lyria: Huh? How do you know!
Nezahualpilli: Something like that is merely child's play! Ever since I was young, every path I've ever taken has been committed to memory!
Vyrn: W-whoa, that's super reliable! If you already have such an awesome ability, who cares if you're afraid of heights!
Nezahualpilli: That cannot be allowed. I am the Eagle King!
Nezahualpilli: The king is a symbol who represents his clan... This is no mere personal problem.
Nezahualpilli: Laugh at me all you want, but I shall show no mercy to anyone who makes light of my clan.
Nezahualpilli: Thus, I must overcome this—for the honor and pride of the Clan of Feathers!
Vyrn: That's pretty commendable!
Nezahualpilli: I do not seek praise... It only has meaning once I overcome everything!
Nezahualpilli: It is important that we first escape from here safely!
Secret of the Eagle King: Scene 4
Although Nezahualpilli was unable to treat his acrophobia, he finds renewed confidence in his allies. It seems that his quest for the cure has only just begun.
Sierokarte: It looks like you all made it back safely!
Vyrn: It was all thanks to Nezahualpilli! He was amazing! Right, (Captain)?
Lyria: But unfortunately... we weren't able to find a cure for his fear of heights...
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! No need to frown—children should always be smiling!
Nezahualpilli: It's true that our expedition ended up fruitless.
Nezahualpilli: However, I've found a true ally in (Captain)!
Nezahualpilli: An ally that may be able to help me overcome my fears.
Nezahualpilli: Thanks to you, I know I'll be able to face my fears someday!
Vyrn: Heh, well if anything happens, we'll be there to help! Let's just take it easy for now, right?
Lyria: I hope that you'll overcome your fear before returning to your clan!
Nezahualpilli: Yes! So for the meantime, I am at your service!
The Eagle King faces his fears with pride befitting his name.
The crew silently hopes that his efforts will bear fruit sooner than later.
Sierokarte: By the way, I have heard about a legendary potion that can help you overcome any weakness...
Nezahualpilli: Oho! You've piqued my interest! Shopkeep! Please tell me more about it!
Lyria: T-that sounds kind of fishy..
Vyrn: Sigh... He just never learns...
The Flightless Eagle
Nezahualpilli continues his quest to find a cure for his acrophobia. After receiving a tip from Siero, the crew heads deep into a secluded forest in search of an elusive doctor.
Vyrn: Now, uh... I know what the shopkeep said, but are we sure we gotta slog through a forest to find this doctor's village?
Lyria: I was thinking the same thing... It really doesn't look like anyone lives here.
Vyrn: You sure we can trust Siero on this one?
Vyrn: Could such a miracle worker even live in a place like this?
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! Do not let doubt consume you! Isn't that right, (Captain)?
(Captain) and the others set out to find the doctor who may be able to cure Nezahualpilli of his acrophobia.
However, according to Sierokarte the doctor is said to live in a secluded village deep within the mountains.
Vyrn: I gotta say, though... Why would someone live out here in the boondocks?
Vyrn: I mean, how the heck would you make a living as a doctor out here anyways?
Nezahualpilli: That is certainly a fair point. You've a keen mind, Vyrn.
Nezahualpilli: I heard that this doctor is something of a heart specialist...
Nezahualpilli: But to live in such a secluded area... I wonder...
Nezahualpilli: Hm! How very curious indeed!
Vyrn: It's gonna be a strange old coot for sure. Whatever floats his boat though.
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! All the more fascinating if you ask me!
Nezahualpilli: I'd be most interested in hearing why his boat floats so!
Lyria: There's something I've been meaning to ask, Nezahualpilli... why are you so scared of heights?
Nezahualpilli: Hm? I suppose I've yet to tell you why...
Nezahualpilli: The reason is frighteningly mundane, I'm ashamed to say.
Nezahualpilli: At what age was it, I wonder... I was naught but a fledgling, to be sure.
Nezahualpilli: I was climbing a tree, you see... When I made it to the top my feet must have slipped, and I plummeted to the ground.
Vyrn: Whoa! Were you okay?
Nezahualpilli: Well, I've always been blessed with a robust body, and so I managed to avoid any grave injuries.
Nezahualpilli: But ever since then, simply being in a high place fills me with a sense of utmost dread.
Lyria: So that's what happened...
Vyrn: I don't blame you, pal. Who wouldn't be afraid of heights after something like that?
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! It would do me no good to say so!
Nezahualpilli: I am a king. I wouldn't deign to stain the pride of my clan with such an excuse!
Nezahualpilli: I shan't give up, for this burden is not merely my own.
Lyria: B-but you're already so strong, Nezahualpilli!
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! I shall make no claims to such strength. I speak not out of modesty, but truth.
Nezahualpilli: One cannot truly claim to be the winged king when filled with terror at the sight of the ground far below...
Nezahualpilli: As such, I'm not worthy of the title of king in my current state.
Nezahualpilli: For what kind of king cannot even protect his own clan, I ask you?
Nezahualpilli: Cheer up, friends. I need only find a cure and all will be well.
Nezahualpilli: Right, (Captain)? Make haste! We must find this doctor!
The Flightless Eagle: Scene 2
The crew has found the doctor at long last, but he refuses to give Nezahualpilli an examination. However, before they can leave, it appears that the Erste Empire also has some business to settle with the doctor.
Having made their way out of the forest somehow, (Captain) and company find the elusive doctor's village at long last.
After asking some of the locals, the crew finally manages to find the doctor's home.
Doctor: An examination? I must refuse.
Nezahualpilli: What! B-but pray tell, why would you...
Vyrn: Yeah! You're supposed to be a hotshot doctor, aren't you? Come on, just give him a look!
Doctor: You've been led here under false pretenses. I research disease. I am no doctor.
Doctor: Though such things are not beyond my ability...
Lyria: B-but... what about the examination...
Doctor: Did you not hear me? I want no part in it.
Doctor: Why else would I escape to a faraway village such as this?
Doctor: Go. And I'll not have you darken my doorway again.
Lyria: Nngh... That didn't go so well...
Vyrn: What was with that old coot! Talk about stingy!
Nezahualpilli: Hmm... Surely he must have a reason for refusing our patronage—I just know it.
Lyria: T-that voice just now... It must've been the doctor!
Nezahualpilli: Hm! Right from whence we came! We must go, (Captain)!
Doctor: S-stop! Get your hands off me! I won't go back!
Imperial Soldier: You've caused us quite a bit of trouble disappearing like that, doctor.
Imperial Soldier: That research of yours is very, very important to the empire, you see...
Doctor: P-please, somebody! Help me, I beg you! I won't go back, I swear!
Nezahualpilli: You, there! While you may have business with this man, could you not proceed a bit more peaceably?
Imperial Soldier: Huh? Who the hell are you guys?
Doctor: H-help me! I'll explain later, I swear! And I'll give you the examination you require!
Vyrn: All right!
Lyria: Hehe, don't pretend like you weren't going to already! Right, (Captain)?
Nezahualpilli: Hm! That's the (Captain) I know!
Imperial Soldier: No idea what's going on here, but you have some nerve buttin' in—hope you're ready to have your butts handed to you!
The Flightless Eagle: Scene 3
After rescuing the doctor from imperial soldiers, Nezahualpilli learns that his condition is merely inside his head. The crew takes their leave, but it isn't long before word of the doctor's abduction reaches them.
Doctor: I can't believe you all saved me even after all that... You have my thanks.
Nezahualpilli: I would never turn a blind eye to someone in such a dire situation.
Nezahualpilli: However, I must know—just what kind of doctor are you? Those were imperial soldiers.
Doctor: That's right... I was once a researcher of the heart under the empire's name.
Once upon a time, the doctor had been a researcher in the employ of the Erstian Empire.
However, once he discovered that his research had been used for brainwashing and other nefarious uses, the doctor fled in horror.
Doctor: I never would have imagined they'd find me here in such a remote village... You have my thanks.
Vyrn: Sheesh... Is there any corner of the sky those imperial lackeys won't go?
Doctor: And so... You, young man. I believe you were seeking an examination?
Nezahualpilli: Yes... There's one thing in the skies that frightens me more than anything else...
Doctor: We can speak more at my house. You must have undertaken quite the journey just to reach me.
Lyria: Thank you so much! We just may be able to figure something out, Nezahualpilli!
Nezahualpilli: Yes, indeed! Long enough I have relied on (Captain)'s strength... We may have found a solution at last!
As such, Nezahualpilli finally receives the examination he had been hoping for.
Nezahualpilli: Come again? I-it cannot be!
Doctor: The root of your fear solely rests within your mind. Otherwise, you're the picture of health.
Nezahualpilli: Do you take me for a fool!
Nezahualpilli: The quests I pursue are worthy of a king!
Nezahualpilli: Yet you say all I must do is believe that high places do not fill me with fear...
Doctor: No one is more sorry than myself, but there's not a thing I can do for you.
Nezahualpilli: I... That's... What am I to do then?
Vyrn: What can you do? You heard the doc.
Lyria: M-maybe you just need to give it some time!
Lyria: Think of it like an acquired taste—maybe when you're older you'll get the hang of it... or something...
Villager: H-hey! Are you the crew that just chased off those imperial soldiers earlier?
Nezahualpilli: Indeed, we are...
Villager: Well, they came back! They snatched the doctor and carried him off to their battleship!
Vyrn: Say what? They just don't know when to quit, do they?
Nezahualpilli: On the ship itself, you say... Then we musn't waste any time.
Nezahualpilli: (Captain)! Shall we not give these scoundrels chase?
Vyrn: There they are! That's the ship, right?
Nezahualpilli: Hmm... There's no sight of the good doctor anywhere though...
Lyria: But look at all the imperial soldiers...
Nezahualpilli: We've no choice but to board if we wish to save the doctor.
Vyrn: Will you be okay, Nez? I mean, we're pretty high up...
Nezahualpilli: We have no risk of falling—so long as we jump when we're as close as possible to their ship.
Vyrn: Whoa! Slow down there, buddy! What if you, like, freeze up or something?
Nezahualpilli: So long as I don't see the ground I shall stay nicely thawed!
Nezahualpilli: Onward, friends! (Captain)! Just follow me, the winged king!
The Flightless Eagle: Scene 4
The crew realizes that they've been lured into a trap when finding no one aboard the battleship. Steeled by a sense of urgency, Nezahualpilli takes wing in spite of his fear of heights.
After taking down the imperial soldiers, (Captain) and the crew search the battleship.
Vyrn: Wait, what's with this ship? No one's here!
Nezahualpilli: It seems to me that those gathered on deck had been the entirety of their company...
Vyrn: No passengers and no cargo on board either... What's going on here?
Lyria: Oh, look! Down over there, (Captain)!
Lyria points toward the village the crew just left earlier.
All signs pointed to the doctor having been kidnapped from the village.
Villager: Hey, I went ahead and gave those guys the runaround.
Villager: So it looks like the plan worked out just as planned... Don't forget what's in it for me, right?
Imperial Soldier: That was some fine work. We'll get back with you regarding your payment, as long as you just keep your mouth shut.
Doctor: Ngh... You scum!
Imperial Soldier: Don't look so scared, doc... You're very valuable to the empire.
Imperial Soldier: Why do you think we shelled out all that cash to get this whole operation up and running?
Doctor: Damnit... You knew all along!
Imperial Soldier: Settle down. No use calling for help now—that flock of fools is likely sailing above the clouds at this point.
Vyrn: Those tricksters! Did they dupe us somehow?
Nezahualpilli: It would seem so, Vyrn.
Nezahualpilli: Even if we were to touch down, we would most likely lose track of them in the forest...
Lyria: B-but... What if we landed right away?
Nezahualpilli: Hmm... Actually...
Nezahualpilli: There's something I wish to ask you, (Captain)...
Nezahualpilli: Overcoming my fear, dancing through the sky... Do you think I am capable?
Choose: I believe in you!
- I believe in you!
- Don't be reckless!
Nezahualpilli: Very well... I shall place my faith in your words.
Nezahualpilli: For I may be the winged king...
Nezahualpilli: But no less than a member of your crew, (Captain)Choose: Don't be reckless!
Nezahualpilli: Ahaha! I appreciate your concern, (Captain)!
Nezahualpilli: If it so, then it is my duty to handle them.
Nezahualpilli: Who are the winged if not the masters of the heavens?!Continue 1
Lyria: Nezahualpilli? You can't be...
Nezahualpilli: Yes. The heavens... If I am to be taken for a true king, then I must learn to taste them for myself.
Nezahualpilli: Phew... As long as my resolve is hardened, even the most fearsome views can become beautiful...
Vyrn: Hey, dummy! Don't even think about it!
Imperial Soldier: Okay, let's mosey along now. That means you too, doc.
Villager: Hey, now wait just a minute! Where the hell's my payment?
Imperial Soldier: Huh? Oh, that's right.
Imperial Soldier: A fool and his money...
Doctor: You monster!
Imperial Soldier: Oh, doc... You do realize this was the man who sold you out? Either way, it's much too late for you...
Imperial Soldier: What is this? Something's falling from the sky!
???: The gravest sin... Such violence will not stand with me.
Imperial Soldier: What!
Nezahualpilli: I order you to release that man under decree of the winged king!
Imperial Soldier: Y-you! Impossible... Where did... Did you fly down here?
Nezahualpilli: There is no sky these wings cannot conquer! The skies are the domain of the winged king!
Imperial Soldier: Grr... Damn you!
And thus, thanks to Nezahualpilli's bravery, (Captain) and the crew are able to rescue the doctor from the clutches of the empire.
Doctor: Thank you... I can't believe you've saved me again.
Nezahualpilli: I should be the one thanking you. I never would have mustered that courage had you not examined me.
Doctor: Is that so... Well, I'm glad I was able to do some good after all.
Doctor: I suppose I can't stay here for much longer... I must bid you farewell. Perhaps we may one day meet again.
With those parting words, the doctor leaves the village to begin a new journey.
Lyria: Hehe... He was actually quite a kindhearted man. I hope we see him again someday.
Nezahualpilli: Ah, yes... Indeed, uh, we...
Vyrn: Hey there, are you okay?
Nezahualpilli: I... My anxiety seems to have gotten the better of me...
Nezahualpilli: It seems my courage has fled...
Vyrn: H-hey now, what happened to all that bravado just earlier?
Lyria: Hehe... I guess this means you're going to need a bit more time.
It would seem that the day's events were not quite the cure-all Nezahualpilli had been hoping for.
They were, however, more than enough to prove him worthy of carrying his title as the winged king.
In Need of Guidance
The crew has taken a request to investigate a mysterious town. Though seemingly normal at first glance, its inhabitants appear listless, unable to run even in the face of monsters.
Townsperson 1: ...
Nezahualpilli: This is the town the good shopkeep directed us to, is it not?
Vyrn: Yup! I gotta say, this place looks pretty normal if you ask me.
Lyria: But... It seems a little bleak, don't you think?
(Captain) and the crew have taken a request to save a town.
According to the stories, the entire town has been devoid of any modicum of liveliness after the appearance of a mysterious oracle.
Townsperson 2: ...
Vyrn: I mean, there are people out here, and everything seems to be in order... What are we even supposed to do?
Nezahualpilli: Perhaps it would be best to seek out the oracle as our mission requires.
Nezahualpilli: Excuse me! You there! Perhaps you might be able to assist us.
Townsperson 2: Who... Me?
Nezahualpilli: Indeed. We've heard tell of an oracle who resides here.
Vyrn: Yikes, where'd that monster come from! Get ready, (Captain)!
Townsperson 2: ...
Townsperson 3: ...
Lyria: What's wrong? Everyone, you need to get away from here!
Townsperson 1: ...
Vyrn: Hey! Did you not hear us or something?
Nezahualpilli: There's no doubt something strange is afoot...
Nezahualpilli: But first, we must do something about this monster! Let us take care of this posthaste, (Captain)!
In Need of Guidance: Scene 2
The oracle shares her doomsday prophecy with the crew, reminding Nezahualpilli of a similar prophecy passed down through his own family.
Vyrn: Hrm... I mean, they don't look hurt or anything.
Vyrn: Yo! Why didn't you run for cover? You could've gotten hurt, ya know!
Nezahualpilli: It's as you say, Vyrn—to be so unresponsive even in the face of monsters...
Nezahualpilli: How could you value your own life if you won't even raise a hand to defend it?
Townsperson 1: Life... Defend it, you say...
???: Oh, dear... Waste not your energy in vain.
Nezahualpilli: Hrm? And you are?
Townsperson 1: Praise the oracle...
Soothsayer: It would seem a few bad seeds have made their appearance, attempting to throw a wrench into the spokes of fate.
Vyrn: You're telling me this little lady here is the oracle?
Nezahualpilli: Ahaha! A reminder to never be fooled by one's appearance, no doubt!
Nezahualpilli: Pray tell, dear oracle. Whatever did you mean by wasting our energy in vain?
Nezahualpilli: And just what in blazes has happened to this town?
Soothsayer: It is all futile... That is to say, everything. Surrender yourself to fate and waste no further energy in fruitless struggle.
Soothsayer: I heard the voice of a great will—a voice that tells me this realm draws near to its final days.
Soothsayer: The only choice is to yield. To resist the great will is meaningless.
Lyria: Um... So what exactly does that mean?
Nezahualpilli: This realm's... final days?
Nezahualpilli: There is a similar prophecy among the Clan of Feathers.
Nezahualpilli: It tells of the future close at hand, and the end of it all...
Vyrn: Say what! So the world's really gonna end?
Nezahualpilli: No... I believe not a whit of it.
Nezahualpilli: Yet the elders are resolute in their own belief in the prophecy—passing it down generation after generation.
Nezahualpilli: I thought I might dissuade them if I showed them what lies beyond our village.
Nezahualpilli: As such, I went in search of a power unknown by our people.
Soothsayer: Heh-heh... A wonderful prophecy, indeed.
Soothsayer: This realm shall end, and all will be without meaning...
Soothsayer: They have seen the truth, and surrendered themselves to accept fate as foretold.
Townsperson 1: The oracle has shown us...
Townsperson 2: Praise the oracle...
Vyrn: I see... That explains why they're all acting so weird.
Nezahualpilli: Does hope fail in all who hear this prophecy?
Nezahualpilli: Perhaps the same fate could befall my family...
Soothsayer: This realm has no place for those who would defy the prophecy.
Soothsayer: Dear guards... Kindly remove these meddlers from our town.
Lyria: N-no, wait... Please! Um, we...
Vyrn: Geez... It doesn't look like they're the talkative type. You know the drill, (Captain)!
In Need of Guidance: Scene 3
Nezahualpilli remains unperturbed by the prophecy—no matter what calamity lies ahead, one should never lose hope. With this message, he brings the townspeople back to their senses from the oracle.
Nezahualpilli: Huff... Puff... I understand it must be difficult to exercise control in the face of something like this, but...
Vyrn: Hey! What's wrong with you guys? Come on, snap out of it!
Townsperson 1: ...
Townsperson 2: ...
Soothsayer: Hehe... It's all futile.
Vyrn: Grr... Come on! You heard Nezahualpilli!
Vyrn: There are other islands! Other nations, even! This town isn't all there is in this life! So come on...
Soothsayer: A hollow effort... This town is no exception to destiny...
Soothsayer: A power you could never comprehend—one immeasurable by this realm—awaits. The end looms near...
Townsperson 1: Listen here... Whatever we know, whatever we do—it's all meaningless.
Townsperson 2: Could you just leave us to face the end in peace? Please?
Townsperson 1: Yeah! If all you're here to do is cause trouble, you can get out!
It seems that the entire town now has their eyes set on (Captain)'s party with burning hostility.
Townsperson 1: Begone! Ye doubtful! Ye heretics!
Vyrn: What should we do, (Captain)?
Choose: We can't give up here!
- We can't give up here!
- Maybe we should just leave...
Lyria: R-right! This is too strange!Choose: Maybe we should just leave...
Lyria: B-but we can't just leave them like this!Continue 1
Nezahualpilli: Indeed. Hey, you. You over there!
Townsperson 2: ...
Nezahualpilli: Is this truly what you wish for? To simply sit and await your destruction?
Townsperson 2: But what are we to do?
Townsperson 2: She has such incredible powers... The prophecy is surely inevitable.
Nezahualpilli: Is that so? Well, it may be true that the skies may meet its end through calamity someday.
Townsperson 2: Right! It's all pointless...
Nezahualpilli: But that is no reason to lose hope.
Townsperson 2: Huh?
Nezahualpilli: Excuse me, oracle!
Soothsayer: Yes? What is it?
Nezahualpilli: It's true that the end approaches, is it not?
Soothsayer: Yes, indeed... I have heard the voice of a great will saying so.
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! Is that so? A truly incredible marvel!
Vyrn: Er... Nezahualpilli?
Nezahualpilli: Still, I wonder... Why would you surrender yourself?
Nezahualpilli: Do you not wish to live to the fullest in spite of it all? If so, why surrender?
Townsperson 1: ...
Nezahualpilli: What sort of doomsday awaits? Even I cannot say, but I wouldn't surrender until my very last breath.
Nezahualpilli: Should fire rain from above, seek refuge in the waters. Should the earth beneath you crumble, gather your families and take to the skies.
Nezahualpilli: If you hope to survive any calamity, you must prepare yourself to overcome it.
Nezahualpilli: Do not fade quietly into the night—not until the flame of your life itself has been extinguished!
Nezahualpilli: Make the choice to stand, and no catastrophe is insurmountable! Yield not to tragedy before it even shows its face!
Townsperson 1: You... you're right!
Townsperson 2: Nothing's even happened yet... Yet there's bound to be something we can do if it does!
Nezahualpilli's words awaken something within each person in town, gradually bringing the life back into their faces.
Soothsayer: Tch... You meddling scoundrels...
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! I bear no ill will towards you, dear oracle!
Nezahualpilli: I believe your prophecy. I simply showed these fine people that they have a choice.
Soothsayer: And here I thought I'd taken the town with nary a peep...
Soothsayer: How dare you butt in!
Soothsayer: Take them!
Townsperson 1: Hwaaah! What... The oracle!
Nezahualpilli: It seems she's shown us her true colors...
Vyrn: Did she just... turn into a monster?
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! This makes things much easier, now that the enemy clearly lies before us!
Nezahualpilli: Come now, (Captain)! Let's show these imposters that they're welcome here no longer!
In Need of Guidance: Scene 4
Nezahualpilli learns that a mysterious power wasn't what he needed in order to become worthy of guiding his people, but the resolve to stand strong in the face of calamity and doom itself.
After taking care of the goblins, (Captain) and the crew witness as the liveliness returns to the town.
Townsperson 1: Dear skyfarers... How can we ever thank you?
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! There, there! Do not concern yourself!
Nezahualpilli: I saw much of my own home in your town... It simply wouldn't have done to leave you in despair!
Nezahualpilli: Thanks to you, my eyes have opened as well.
Nezahualpilli: Power was not the answer... I now know what I should have sought.
Nezahualpilli: It was the resolve to guide my clan through any trials or tribulations.
Nezahualpilli: I will be the sort of king to ensure the wings of my clan remain forever resilient.
Nezahualpilli: Though it took a great deal of time, I can proudly return home with my head held high!
Lyria: Huh? But Nezahualpilli, you've barely even...
Nezahualpilli: Hah hah hah! Do not fret—I have no intention of ending my journey with you just yet.
Nezahualpilli: Even though I have found the answer I sought, my resolve is not yet what it should be.
Nezahualpilli: Most importantly, I need the strength to keep faith!
Nezahualpilli: If you would have me, I'd be honored to continue my journey with you.
Lyria's face lights up at his answer as the rest of the crew smiles in relief.
Nezahualpilli will continue his journey with (Captain)'s crew to become a king worthy of guiding his people to the very end.
Veterans Looking Back
(Captain) and company arrive at an island to take out waves of monsters as part of a job. Nezahaulpilli and Lady Grey are so proud, yet so lonely, to see the crew gradually grow into their own. An enormous monster approaches from behind, but the two powerhouses make short work of it with their magic. Saved from the encroaching danger, the crew realizes they still have a long way to go.
Arriving at the island, the crew accepts a job to take out a few monsters.
(Captain) roots the onslaught of monsters with ease.
Vyrn: Alright, we've taken care of the monsters here!
Lyria: All thanks to (Captain)! Lets try going there next.
Nezahualpilli: Wait! Be on your guard, there's still something here...
Vyrn: Are you sure? ...I see it, hiding behind the tree there!
Lyria: It's coming! Let's do this, (Captain).
Vyrn: Hehe! These monsters don't stand a chance!
Lyria: That's for sure. But we can't be lax about it. Let's proceed with caution as always!
Nezahaulpilli stops in his tracks and watches from behind at the crew marching along so triumphantly.
Lady Grey: Hehehe.... What's wrong, Hawk King?
Nezahualpilli: Hmm? Ahh, Lady Grey is...
Nezahualpilli: Actually, never mind... It's nothing.
Lady Grey: How cold... Considering how long we've been together in this crew now, I wish you'd tell what you're thinking.
Nezahualpilli: Well, if you insist... I was merely getting sentimental.
Lady Grey: Ooh, so you have a soft spot too. Let me guess what you were thinking.
Lady Grey: Seeing the young ones mature so fast makes you proud yet empty deep down. Does that sound about right?
Nezahualpilli: Yes... You see right through me. It is as you say.
Nezahualpilli: Sigh... We're deep in the monster's nest here, but here I am getting all sentimental.
Lady Grey: Tehehe... I do know how you feel though. Those kids have changed so much since we first met them.
Lady Grey: Don't you think so? I still remember when everything was so new to them, making a big deal out of every little thing.
Nezahualpilli: Indeed... It seems like so long ago when I would do battle as their shield.
Lady Grey: But now, they've truly grown into their own. It gets a bit lonely knowing they won't really need us anymore.
Nezahualpilli: Hahaha! But as their friend and ally, I am nonetheless proud of them! Well then, shall we get a move on?
Lady Grey: Let's go. I'm pretty sure they made a right turn here.
Lady Grey: ...! Hawk King, look...
Nezahualpilli: Whatever it is, it's a big one... And it looks to be headed toward (Captain) and them!
Lady Grey: Yes. If they're already in combat, they'll be attacked from both sides...
As Lady Grey observes the situation, the two silently nod to each other, and plunge toward the giant monster.
Nezahualpilli: You won't go any farther than this! Tremble at the might of my clan's power! Aarrgghhhhhh!
Nezahualpilli: Ungh... We can handle this! ...Lady Grey, now!
Lady Grey: A gift from the underworld, just for you.
Lady Grey: Haaaaaaaa!
Vyrn: Hey, what are you two doing here? We've already defeated the monster we came here for!
Vyrn: ...Eh? W-what's this giant monster doing here?
On their way back, (Captain) and company find an enormous fallen beast by Nezahualpilli and Lady Grey's feet.
Nezahualpilli: Hahhahaha! It was a tough one! But no match for a king!
Lyria: Wow! You defeated it with only the two of you...
Lady Grey: Hehe... A little backbreaking work is nice sometimes.
Lyria: Oh no! You broke your back! We should get you to a doctor right away!
Lady Grey: Ahaha, was that confusing? "Backbreaking" doesn't necessarily mean I broke my back, you know?
Nezahualpilli: Hahahahhaahah! There is still so much to teach them!
Lady Grey: Hehe. My job here's not done yet either.
Nezahualpilli and Lady Grey have stuck with (Captain) from the outset of his journey.
They always have and always will continue to watch over the crew.