A Penguin's Pride
Pengy has made some changes to the engine room, and Rackam decides to ask her for help with a troublesome repair job. While not a fan of Pengy's Super Amazing Upgrades, Rackam bonds with her after realizing she's a gearhead just like him.
Rackam stands outside the engine room with a troubled look on his face.
Lyria and Vyrn are understandably concerned.
Lyria: Is something wrong, Rackam?
Vyrn: You look like you've got something troubling you!
Rackam: Nothing too serious. Just a little concerned about the ship's internals.
Lyria: Did something break?
Rackam: Nah, just a little problem I should be able to fix with a little tweaking.
Rackam: I might need another helping hand, though.
Rackam: Hold on, someone's been watching us this whole time.
Rackam: Hey, you!
???: Pegu? Pegu... Pegy!
Why, if it isn't Pengy! What's up?
Lyria: It sounds like Pengy wants to help out.
Rackam: Nope, not happening! I don't want or need any of your Super Annoying Upgrades! You can keep 'em!
Pengy: Peeeggy! Pegu pegu pegu pegu!
Rackam: Easy now, Pengy! Listen. It's fine, okay? No need to get mad. I know you know your stuff.
Pengy: Pegy pegy pen!
Oh? What are you doing over there, Pengy?
Rackam: Pengy? What's that?
Lyria: You don't know, Rackam? She's the most popular penguin in the skies! Isn't she just adorable?
Rackam: Sigh... A lot of good a penguin does us at a time like this.
Pengy: Peeegy! Pegu pegu pegu pegu!
Lyria: Well, it seems like she wants to help.
Rackam: In that outfit? You can't be serious.
Rackam: You're not even going to be able to clear the door to the engine room in that thing.
Pengy: Pen pa pennn!
Rackam: Whoa! That's a heck of a costume change!
Pengy: It's super hot in there, y'know!
Pengy: But I'm a little bit different from the usual penguin you know and love! Thanks to a Super! Amazing! Upgrade! Summer Pengy's at your service!
Rackam: I don't really think of penguins as being summer animals... But, whatever.
Rackam: You're not seriously planning on working in that outfit, are you?
Pengy: Which Pengy would you prefer, Racky Rack?
Rackam: H-hold on, now!
Rackam: There she goes on her own. Let's just get started, already!
Pengy: Super! Amazing! Upgrade complete! What do you think, Racky Rack?
Rackam: Hold on, I definitely told you that's not what I wanted!
Pengy: Check it out! I made these gears up to look like flowers! Aren't they cute? Spinny spin!
Rackam: No, they're not! Take all that junk off!
Pengy: Then how about this? The woodgrain pattern on this column looks like a face! And if I add a nose and eyes to this part where the nail is...
Rackam: Uh, could you maybe not deface my Grandcypher, please?
Pengy: In that case...
Rackam: Enough with the makeovers, already!
Pengy: Ahahaha... You're a real funny penguin pal, Racky Rack!
Despite being like two gears that don't quite fit together, there's a change once Rackam and Pengy begin their work in earnest.
Pengy proves to be a quick learner, and dedicated, too. The pair fixes issues one after the other, when finally...
Pengy: Pengariffic! We did it, Rackam!
Rackam: Yeah, and we would've finished sooner without your goofing around.
Pengy: You mean, without my Super! Amazing! Upgrades?
Suddenly, a certain lizard-like voice calls out from the deck of the ship.
Vyrn: How's it going, Rackam? Almost done with repairs?
Rackam: Done and done!
Lyria: That's our Rackam! Dinner's ready, so come on up before it gets cold.
Rackam: Thanks, Lyria. Hey Pengy, let's head back and get some grub!
Rackam heads up the ladder to the ship's deck with Pengy following behind.
On their way back to the mess hall, however, something catches Pengy's eye.
Pengy: What's this? A handcrafted star-shaped emblem? With today's date?
Rackam: Yeah, you really helped me out in there. Figured it was worth commemorating.
Pengy: Wow, Rackam...
Rackam: Don't get the wrong idea, now. I'm still a little ticked off about those unrequested modifications of yours.
Growing impatient with Rackam and Pengy's slow arrival at the dinner table, (Captain) shouts...
Choose: The food's almost gone!
- The food's almost gone!
- Patch everything up?
Pengy: Isn't that a little unfair, Captain? We worked our butts off down there, y'know!
Rackam: No way, they wouldn't do something like that without consulting us first!
Pengy: Better hurry, or I'm gonna leave you behind!
Rackam: Hey, wait for me!Choose: Patch everything up?
Rackam: We finished with the engine room, but... Wait, are you talking about what I think you're talking about, (Captain)?
Pengy: Hm? Patch what up?
Rackam: Things between you and... Nah, it's nothing. Let's hurry before the soup gets cold!
Pengy: Hold up, Rackam!Continue 1
The pair bound lightly up the ship's deck.
Once creaky and crumbling, the connection between these two gearheads couldn't be smoother.
Pengy's popularity has all the kids in town speaking her language, but the adults don't share their enthusiasm. Meanwhile, a band of suspicious individuals prepares to attack.
(Captain) and the crew arrive at a distant island.
News of the skyfarers' arrival spreads across the island like wildfire, eventually making it to the elder of a small village.
Curious about the crew's skills, the elder soon invites (Captain) and company to visit for a job request.
Shortly after arriving there, the crew notice the town's children speaking in strange, coded tongues.
Child 1: Pengy! Pegugu!
(Pengy's here, guys!)
Child 2: Pegy-lu! Pengu!
(Oh my gosh, you're right!)
Child 3: Yahoo! Pegy! Pegy pegu!
(I've been waiting for this moment my whole life!)
Vyrn: I've heard someone speak like that before...
Lyria: You don't mean... It couldn't be!
Children: Yay, it's Pengy! Pegupegu! Pegy-gu!
(We love you, Pengy!)
Lyria: You sure are popular, Pengy!
Vyrn: I knew she had fans across the sky. These kids are imitating Pengy-ese!
Lyria: That just goes to show how much everyone here loves her!
The crew pays a visit to the elder's house to talk over job details.
What they find, however, is a brewing divide between young and old.
Elder: Ah yes, the request I had for you. I'd like you to put an end to the strange slang we're hearing in the village as of late.
Pengy: Pegu! Pegy pegy... pen?
Lyria: I agree, Pengy! Why would you want to get rid of Pengy-ese?
Adult 1: It's making a mockery of the town's values! Our very pride is at stake!
Vyrn: Wait, for real?
Adult 2: Yes. Our town may be small, but we've always prided ourselves on proper speech!
Adult 1: We're upright, honest, hardworking people, and it's all thanks to our commitment to speaking with eloquence and grace.
Adult 2: We don't need security patrols or military aid to live peacefully, and we want to keep it that way!
Elder: It pains me to say this, Pengy, but uncouth speech leads to uncouth minds. I... hope you understand.
Lyria: What should we do, (Captain)? I feel really bad for Pengy...
With a gentle smile, (Captain) raises a hand to decline the Elder's request, when suddenly...
Pengy: Pegu! Pegy pegy!
Pengy accepts the request, drowning out (Captain) with a fierce statement of determination.
After accepting the request, however, doubts begin to set in. Was this the right thing to do? How would it be accomplished?
A few members of the crew are still undecided.
Shortly after returning to town, the crew finds the group of children from earlier.
Child 1: Oh, pengy-gu!
(Oh, there's our Pengy!)
Child 2: Hey, pegu pegu! Pegy gu-pen?
(Hey, did you talk with the elder? How'd it go?)
Child 3: Aw, pengu pegu! Pegu pegu pen!
(Aw, who cares? I wanna see you-know-what, first!)
Lyria: Oh, that's right! I want to see you-know-what too!
Vyrn: What are you guys talking about?
Lyria: You'll see soon enough. Right, Pengy?
Everyone looks at Pengy with eyes full of expectation.
Almost as if on cue, the tuxedo-clad wonder prepares for her second act...
Pengy: Pegu pennnngy!
Pengy: Pengariffic! You ask for it, you get it! Summer Pengy, at your service!
Children: Yay, she's here!
After seeing the happy faces of the children, (Captain) and company no longer have any doubts.
Lyria: The children here are all so kind! There's no way they'll become bad people just because they imitate Pengy!
Vyrn: Couldn't agree more. We've had Pengy on the ship for a while, and the Pengy-talk hasn't hurt nobody!
Suddenly, a strange group of ruffians approaches.
Ruffian 1: Bweheh, you were right, brother! This town's totally defenseless! Not a peacekeeper in sight!
Ruffian 2: High time for an all-we-can-eat pillage buffet! Drinks are on me! After we rob these fools blind, of course!
Ruffian 1: Let's start with those dumb looking idiots over there! Get 'em, boys!
Pengy-ese 101: Scene 2
The gang of bandits has attacked the town and taken hostages at the elder's house. The only way to defuse this situation is... Pengy-ese.
(Captain) and company restrain the ruffians.
Ruffian 2: Whatever, dweebs! It's already too late! Our pals are heading to the elder's house as we speak!
Ruffian 2: Bwahaha! Nothing you can do, pal! Even if you left now, you won't make it in time!
Pengy: Oh no! Oh no, oh no! We gotta hurry, Captain!
The crew leaves the ruffians to the local villagers, and hurries to the elder's house.
By the time the crew reaches the elder's house, the ruffians' pals have already taken the elder and children hostage.
A crowd of helpless, terrified bystanders has gathered in front of the house. The ruffian leader makes his demands known.
Big Bad: Gimme a wagon, or everybody here gets it!
Adult 1: Oh no, there's nothing we can do...
Adult 2: Who could have imagined our lack of peacekeepers coming back to haunt us like this?
Suddenly, Pengy and her friends burst onto the scene.
Pengy: Pengariffic! Everyone's favorite penguin of justice has arrived! Everyone okay?
Adult 1: Pengy, we beseech you! Save them!
Vyrn: Talk about fair-weather fans! These guys said Pengy was a public menace the last time we saw them!
Pengy: It's fine! Like water off a penguin's back!
Pengy: But, but, but! Gotta know what's going on in there if I want to keep the dangerousness to a minimum!
Vyrn: Yeah, good point. What should we do, (Captain)?
Lyria: Did you... hear something just now?
Vyrn: Huh? Like what?
Elder: Cough cough... Pegu. Pegu pegu. Pegy-pegu.
Vyrn: Was that Pengy-ese coming from inside the house just now?
Lyria: Now I get it! Bad guys don't understand Pengy-ese! This is your chance to figure out what the situation is inside the house, Pengy!
Pengy: Right! Just leave it to me, Lee-lee!
Pengy: So, um... What should I ask first?
Vyrn: Hm... How about asking how many bad guys there are?
Pengy: Okay, then...
Pengy: Pegy, pegu pegu. Pengoo?
(How many bad guys are over there?)
Elder: Ah. Pen... Pegu... You see!
(Two's company... You see!)
Pengy: Two's company? So... two?
Vyrn: There's only a pair of bad guys in there?
Lyria: What about weapons? We'll have to be careful if they both have scary weapons!
Pengy: Pegy, pennpen?
(Are they armed?)
Elder: Huh? Their arms? Well, uh...
(Their arms... are as thick as umbrellas!)
Pengy: Whoa! They're armed with extra-wide umbrellas? Both of them?
Pengy: Pen pen, peggy peggy pen?
(Where are they in the room?)
Elder: Pen? Wait no, that's not the right word. Ahem... Pe-pengy, penngh, uh... Oh, I give up!
(They're in the bathroom!)
Pengy: You're joking! How'd they get in there? Wowie wow wow, things are getting super interesting!
Vyrn: So what's going on in there?
Pengy: Okay, so there're two ruffians, and they're guarding the bathroom with umbrellas thiiis big!
Vyrn: Are you sure? That sounds a little hard to believe!
Big Bad: All right, enough messing around! Do as I say, or the hostages are dead meat!
Pengy: Whoa ho, this is bad! Got no time to dawdle, Captain! I'm gonna suit up and commence the sneaking mission!
Pengy: Super! Amazing! Suit Up! Time for some pengular fun in the sun!
Vyrn: Those are some serious sunglasses! Wait, don't tell me you're planning to—
Pengy: Peh pe-pennnnn! Pegy!
Vyrn: You're planning to sneak in there in that thing? You couldn't stick out more if you tried!
Pengy leads the unlikely charge, with (Captain) following in hot pursuit.
Pengy-ese 101: Scene 3
In an ironic twist, the elder who urged a ban on Pengy-ese must now rely on it to save the day. Realizing the error of his ways, the elder apologizes and takes a victory photo with Pengy.
Thanks to the swift actions of (Captain), Pengy, and company, the ruffians are arrested without incident, and the hostages released.
Elder: I never imagined we'd be rescued by the language I set out to eradicate.
Vyrn: Hey, it didn't look like you were rescued by...
Vyrn: Wait a sec! You were the one talking Pengy-ese earlier, right?
Vyrn: Whew... No wonder the messages were so confusing.
Elder: Actually using it proved to be a revelation. I was the one who needed to have my assumptions re-examined all along.
Elder: To you skyfarers, I say...
(Allow me to apologuys.)
Child 1: Sigh... You're still not saying it right! Do I gotta teach you again?
Elder: Terribly sorry. I still have much to learn, I'm afraid!
Pengy: Super! Amazing! Awesomeness! Just seeing you guys having fun is enough to make me happy!
Vyrn: Hold on a sec, what's with your getup now?
Pengy: I don't sweat the details! Whether inside or out, this penguin's ready for some serious summer fun!
Pengy: Now then, everyone ready for a victory photo? Say cheese!
Pengy: Whew, being the most popular penguin in the sky really takes it out of a bird! Or something like that!
Vyrn: You may not make a lot of sense, Pengy, but you're a lot of fun to be around!
Pengy: Wow, you really know how to make this penguin blush!
Armed with an attitude that's super amazing, and just a little bit strange, Pengy continues her journey to make the world a brighter place.