Praying to the Wind
Our heroes had stopped at the mountain village where the so-called wind shamans lived. They were tricked by a man pretending to be a wind shaman, but a real wind shaman named Petra came and rescued them. Upon learning that wind shamans can predict the weather, our heroes requested that Petra join them as an ally.
During their travels, our heroes came to a secluded mountain village where the so-called wind shamans lived.
Wind shamans were shamans skilled in predicting weather in a given Skydom and, in doing so, protecting traveling skyfarers.
Lyria: Yay! Yay! It’s the wind shaman village! The breeze feels so good!
Vyrn: Yeah! Let’s hurry and get someone to pray for our safe travels!
Katalina: Haha! No need to be in such a rush, Vyrn! We need to find a capable wind shaman first.
Suspicious Man: Erm... excuse me! Are you skyfarers?
Vyrn: Hmm? Who are you, old-timer? Are you... talking to us?
Suspicious Man: Yes, you... You people there, with the red lizard and blue-haired girl...
Vyrn: Oh? What’s up? Also, for your information, I am NOT a lizard!
Suspicious Man: Hmmm... You people... You’re looking for a wind shaman, right?
Lyria: Wh- whoa! How did you know?!
Vyrn: Hey...! Lyria! Anyway, why else would we come here?
Suspicious Man: Oho... You there, the lady in armor! You’re not only beautiful, but your swordsmanship is honed as well...
Katalina: Wha?! Me?! B-Beautiful...?!
Suspicious Man: That’s right! Strong and beautiful-- the ideal woman. And that girl with the blue hair... That otherworldly beauty... It’s nothing short of a miracle!
Lyria: Hehehe! A miracle? Y-You’re exaggerating! Isn’t he, (Captain)?
Vyrn: What the... hey! Lyria! You’re not fooling anyone, you know!
Suspicious Man: Sigh... It worries me to think that such gorgeous women are traveling aboard an airship. And besides... that dark shadow... well...
Lyria: Huh?! What do you mean, a dark shadow...?
Suspicious Man: Well... I saw a dark shadow on your airship. At this rate, something bad is sure to happen...
Katalina: Wh-What did you say?! What should we do about it?
Suspicious Man: Well, I’m somewhat of a famous wind shaman in these parts. I could attach this charm to your airship and protect it from disaster...
Lyria: Please, sir! Please let us have that charm!
Suspicious Man: But... I can’t just give it to you for free. Then again, perhaps fate brought us together. I’ll let you have it at a special discount!
Katalina: Thank you very much. We’d appreciate it. Come on, let’s pay him for his service.
Suspicious Man: Whew... That’s a relief. Now your journey will be safe! And with that, I’m afraid I must be going now...
Vyrn: H- Hey! Is that it?!
Petra: P-Please wait!
Vyrn: What’s wrong, little lady? You need us for something?
Petra: Th-that man is an impostor pretending to be a wind shaman in order to con skyfarers!
Vyrn: Say what?! He’s an impostor?!
Suspicious Man: Wha?! D-Don’t be absurd, girl! Where’s your proof that I’m a criminal?! F-For all we know, YOU could be an impostor!
Petra: You... you don’t have a wind spirit...
Petra: We wind shamans... We can hear the words of the wind spirits...
Suspicious Man: Eeek...! Y-You monster!
Petra: If... if you dare defile the wind shaman title any further, I will show you no mercy!
Suspicious Man: EEEEEK! O-Okay, okay! I’ll return their money, so please forgive me!
Petra: Whew... What a relief...
Lyria: Oh my gosh... T-To think he was a con man...
Katalina: Nngh... How could I fall for it...?
Vyrn: I gotta say, we really owe you one, little lady! Also, who are you, exactly?
Petra: I... i am Petra, a wind shaman and resident of this village.
Lyria: Thank you, Petra.
Katalina: Thanks, Petra. Actually, we have a request for you... Could you bless our airship?
Lyria: Oh! That’s right! The dark shadow... Certain disaster for our airship!
Vyrn: Hang on! Didn’t the impostor just make that up? Don’t tell me you seriously believe that!
Petra: E-Everyone, please, calm down. Are you saying you’d like me to pray for your safety during your journey?
Vyrn: Maaan... How pathetic. We all got so freaked out! Anyway, we’re counting on you, Petra!
Petra: All right, I suppose I don’t mind, but... Siiigh.
Vyrn: Huh? Is something wrong? What’s with the big sigh?
Petra: You see, originally, a wind shaman’s duty was to ride aboard the airship and do “wind readings,” or in other words, predict the weather mid-flight.
Petra: But hardly anyone ever does that anymore... Instead, we sit around and pray for the airship’s safety without ever leaving the comfort of our homes... How can we call ourselves wind shamans this way...?
Vyrn: I see... That explains why there are impostors tricking skyfarers and getting away with it.
Petra: I mean, I can go ahead and pray for your safe travels if you’d like... But frankly, you’re better off thinking of it as a placebo.
Choose: Just a placebo? That’s worrying...
- Just a placebo? That’s worrying...
- Why not enlist the wind shaman's help?
Vyrn: Hehe! I know what you’re trying to say, (Captain)!
Vyrn: Hey! Why don’t you come with us on our journey, Petra? We’d feel a lot better with a wind shaman around!Choose: Why not enlist the wind shaman's help?
Vyrn: Agreed! Why don’t you come with us on our journey, Petra? We’d feel a lot better with a wind shaman around!Continue 1
Petra: Huh?! M-Me...?! But won’t I just get in your way?
Lyria: Don't say that! I’d feel a lot better if you were with us, Petra!
Katalina: Yeah. If you can make predictions about the weather, then we couldn’t ask for a better travel companion.
Vyrn: So how about it, Petra? Will you come with us?
Petra: Th-thank you, everyone...
Petra: Th-the truth is... To be completely honest with you... I’ve always wanted to go on a journey aboard an airship, like the wind shamans of old...
Petra: (Captain)! I’m still inexperienced, but... I’m looking forward to working with you all!
And so... the wind shaman Petra joined the party.
A new wind was blowing under the airship’s sails, breathing new life into the ship as it soared into the sky.
Temple of Trials
By Petra’s request, the party heads to the Temple of the Wind Spirit. By surpassing the trials, she will gain a new power as a wind shaman. But along the way, the party is surrounded by monsters.
In a rare occurrence, Petra states that she wants to go somewhere and enters the airship. The party descends into a forest.
Guided by Petra, the party heads to the Temple of the Wind Spirit deep in the forest.
Vyrn: Hey, what kind of place is this Temple of the Wind Spirit?
Petra: The Temple of the Wind Spirit is a place where wind shamans go to train.
Petra: We wind shamans must overcome trials bestowed on us by the temple to gain a new power.
Petra: I will pass the trials and become even stronger than now!
Lyria: Wow! Petra, you’re wonderful! We’ll try to help you anyway we can!
Vyrn: Yeah! Petra matured a whole lot during the journey!
Katalina: You said it. Petra has grown much stronger...
Petra: That’s not true. I’m still afraid of monsters... I’m still a greenhorn...
Katalina: Haha... Petra is no greenhorn. Knowing one’s own fear can be seen as true bravery.
Petra: I-I suppose... It feels nice to hear that coming from you. Hehe...
Vyrn: What the... hey! We’re surrounded by monsters!
Petra: Vyrn! Please stay calm! I’ll take care of this!
Vyrn: All right! Follow Petra’s lead!
Temple of Trials: Scene 2
Guided by Petra’s staff, the party arrives at the Temple of the Wind Spirit. At the main hall, Petra raises her staff to begin the trials. Suddenly, monsters appear.
Vyrn: Not bad! Petra, you helped us back there!
Petra: I suppose maybe I’ve grown a little stronger. Hehehe.
Katalina: That’s it. Keep it up. Petra, you need to have more confidence in yourself!
Petra: Hehe... Thank you, Katalina.
As they move in the direction Petra’s staff points at, they arrive at an open space with a temple standing in the middle.
When Petra stood in front of the temple’s entrance, the heavy gates opened as if resonating with her staff.
The party cautiously enters the temple with Petra.
Petra: This... is the Temple of the Wind Spirit.
Vyrn: This is amazing... I feel something powerful inside...
Katalina: What's wrong, Lyria? Why are you frowning?
Lyria: Um... It just feels... strange.
Katalina: Yes... I can feel a bizarre power around us. Petra , are you okay?
Petra: Y-Yes... Here I go...
When Petra raises her staff in the middle of the main hall, the powerful gust rises from around them.
Vyrn: What’s going on here?!
Lyria: This aura... M-Monsters?! Petra! Are you alright?!
Petra: E-Everyone! This is the trial that I must overcome! Leave this to me!
Katalina: Ugh... (Captain)! We have to help Petra!
Temple of Trials: Scene 3
After defeating the monsters as part of her trial, Petra obtains a new power, the divine protection of the wind spirit. Petra expresses her desires about wanting to fly the skies freely. Renewing their resolve, the party departs on their journey once more.
Petra: Huff... Huff... I managed to win...
Vyrn: H-Hey, you okay? Everyone!
Katalina: I’m fine! Never mind me. How is Lyria and Petra?
Lyria: I'm fine. I was just a little surprised.
Petra: Y-Yes, I’m fine, too!
Vyrn: What the hell is going on?! Is this the Wind Spirit’s trial?
Lyria: I don’t know... But now you’ll gain a new power, right?
Petra: Could this be...?! The Wind Spirit?!
Vyrn: Whoaaa! P-Petra is shining!
Katalina: This is good... It seems that the Wind Spirit is here!
Lyria: Yes! Now Petra’s dream will be granted!
Petra: This is my... new power... I can feel the divine protection of the Wind Spirit...
Vyrn: You know... Petra’s a lot bolder than when we first met her!
Petra: Haha... Oh, Vyrn. Do you know the original way the wind shamans lived?
Vyrn: What’s that?
Petra: Wind shamans pray to the wind and live together with the wind in freedom.
Petra: Now I have met you all, I am able to live freely in the skies!
Katalina: Haha... Looks like Petra is enthralled by the skies.
Petra: Hehehe. So anyway, (Captain)! Let’s depart!
And thus, the wind shaman Petra renews her resolve and takes flight to the skies in search of new freedoms.