(Captain) and company are doing repairs on the Grandcypher when they are reunited with the detective's assistant, Sarya. Detective Barawa has gone missing. Apparently Barawa left only a note saying to join up with (Captain)'s group and then disappeared.Wanting to find a clue about Barawa's whereabouts, Sarya pleads to be allowed to join them and the party agrees.
One day, our heroes were present for the repairs of the Grandcypher.
As our heroes discussed the condition of the airship with a mechanic, a girl appeared and called out to them.
Sarya: It has been a long time, (Captain).
Lyria: Hey! Miss Sarya! You were very helpful at Jewel Resort!
Sarya: Hahaha, that was awful, wasn’t it. Having to deal with something like that.
Vyrn: Mmm? By the way, shouldn’t you be with that detective today?
Sarya: Yes, it’s that sort of thing. My boss is a missing person.
Vyrn: Wait... what?! He got involved in something?
Sarya: I think so... Probably.
Lyria: Whoa... That does sound terrible!
Sarya: The boss has been somehow distant lately. It’s like he has been hiding something from me. Or doing something secretly.
Vyrn: Hey hey... I wonder if that detective will be all right alone?
Sarya: I also wanted to investigate various things, but the information is hidden so ingeniously...... As far as the boss goes, anyway.
Sarya: He disappeared yesterday.
Lyria: So that’s why you’ve been worried.
Sarya: The note he left behind only said to join forces with (Captain) and friends.
Sarya: I think the boss may have been messing with an even bigger crime syndicate than he thought. That’s just speculation though.
Sarya: I really cannot know what the boss is thinking, but I think he may get in touch with the rest of us again eventually.
Sarya: May I go with you has a member of your Order until the boss shows up again?
Vyrn: The detective is really worrying you.
Lyria: Sure, of course it's okay! Right, (Captain)? Surely Miss Sarya can come with us?
Sarya: I won’t put you in any danger. Please help me find out what is going on with my boss.
Choose: I guess we have no choice if that is your situation
- I guess we have no choice if that is your situation
- No way, too dangerous
- The life of a Skyfarer is difficult
- I've seen real danger!
Sarya: Good.That’s a relief. Thank you, (Captain).Choose: No way, too dangerous
Sarya: Hahaha... That’s right. It can be dangerous here and there.
Vyrn: H-hey! That doesn’t like you! Show some guts!
Choose: You can’t win against those with power
- You can’t win against those with power
- As if I didn't have enough on my plate...
Vyrn: So you say...
Lyria: H-hey! We can’t just leave her, right? Right?
(Captain)’s Order had successfully completed numerous missions to earn money to cover travel expenses, winning them the gratitude of a multitude of people.
Perhaps because of this, a tendency to always help those in need grew among the Order.
(Captain) concluded that continuing to oppose this would only worsen relations within the Order, so he nodded his head in agreement.
Sarya: Good.That’s a relief. Thank you, (Captain).Choose: As if I didn't have enough on my plate...
Lyria: B-But...! You should also be considerate toward us, Miss Sarya!
Sarya: Please... All I want is to find out where my boss is...
Vyrn: Hasn’t she said enough already?
Lyria: It sure is. It’s dangerous for Miss Sarya to be alone, and I don’t want to just abandon her!
It was a statement that had been made by (Captain) due to (Captain)’s concern for the well-being of those in the Order...
In spite of their misgivings, the members of the Order try to accept Sarya.
They said they would look after her even if she got involved in some sort of entanglement. Noting their readiness, (Captain) agreed.
Sarya: Good.That’s a relief. Thank you, (Captain).Choose: The life of a Skyfarer is difficult
Vyrn: Oh, no. You won’t survive if you truly aren’t ready for this!
Lyria: Yeah... That’s right! Traveling through the skies can be harsh! Are you ready for that, Miss Sarya?
Sarya: Hahah, of course! The detective business can be pretty tough too, you know!
Sarya: People who do not balance strength with kindness won’t make it! Therefore, I’ll be fine for sure!
Noting Sarya's gaze, (Captain) stopped nodding his head and instead lightly raised his fist.
Sensing (Captain)’s intent, Sarya bumped her own fist with (Captain)’s. And with that, Sarya was formally inducted into the Order.
Sarya: Good.That’s a relief. Thank you, (Captain).Choose: I've seen real danger!
Sarya: Is that so? That must be pretty dangerous for (Captain)...
Choose: Overlooking somebody in trouble like you
- Overlooking somebody in trouble like you
- There isn’t such a thing
Sarya: Wha?! Is that so?
Sarya: I’m surprised... I’m getting a little choked up here!
Lyria: Hahaha... You’re so crafty! (Captain)! Please tell me what you just told her!
Vyrn: Hey hey... I don’t know what your deal is, but come down already, Lyria...
Sarya: Anyway... It’s okay for me to go with you?
Lyria: Okay! Of course it is! Don’t you think so, (Captain)?
Sarya: Good.That’s a relief. Thank you, (Captain).Choose: There isn’t such a thing
Lyria: Hahaha... I get the feeling you’re not even afraid of something like fighting with primal beasts...
Vyrn: Hey hey... (Captain) has been acting like a real big shot today...
Sarya: That’s because (Captain) truly is powerful!
Sarya: Ah, that statement makes me think of my boss.
Vyrn: Whahaha! There certainly is a resemblance!
Sarya: Hahaha... It’s just a joke, (Captain). Because you truly are powerful indeed.
Sarya: I felt relieved, so I told a joke. I was a little uneasy. I wasn’t sure if you would accept me.
Sarya: Good.That’s a relief. Thank you, (Captain).Continue 1
Lyria: That’s good! From now on, we’ll look after each other, Miss Sarya.
Vyrn: Yeah. If Miss Assistant is around she can take care of petty annoyances for us!
Vyrn: A criminal syndicate sounds pretty scary, but how are they compared with say the Empire or primal beasts?
Sarya: For sure (Captain) would not flinch from a primal beast!
Vyrn: That's right! We’re to use the dangerous things! So don’t you worry.
Lyria: Hahaha... I'm thrilled that we’re always making new friends! Well then... Let's get going!
Sarya: Yes! Looking forward to it, everyone!
Thus Sarya the detective’s assistant joined (Captain)’s Order.
Would Sarya ever be reunited with the detective Barawa?
Haunted House Investigation
Sarya, who received a quest from Sierokarte, explains to (Captain)’s party what needed to be investigated. It seems people are hearing strange voices coming from the haunted mansion that no one has been living in for years now. They discuss what could be causing these rumors, but no one can come up with a straight answer. They decide it’d be best to go there in person and investigate it themselves.
One day, Sarya comes rushing in to visit (Captain) and company. She says she received a quest from Sierokarte.
The quest entailed an investigation of the abandoned mansion at the edge of town.
Sarya: Just to let you know... I’ve accepted that quest!
Vyrn: Wait, so what? A haunted mansion?
Sarya: From what I’m told, there seems to be some strange things happening at this mansion at the edge of town.
Sarya: The place has been abandoned for a long time. No one should be living there.
Sarya: But just recently, people are starting to say that they hear strange voices coming from it.
Lyria: Oh no... Could it be ghosts? This is starting to sound scary...
Sarya: True, there are incidents when ghosts and the like can cause phenomena like this, but...
Sarya: If it were a ghost who was still attached to this mansion, I think they would have started haunting the place long ago.
Vyrn: Hmm... Maybe someone put a curse on the house?
Sarya: I doubt it. It’s not like anyone lives there. There’s no talk of demolishing the place either.
Sarya: I mean even if it were a curse, who are they trying to scare away? That’s the strange part.
Vyrn: Err... I don’t think this is gonna go anywhere just talking about it.
Sarya: You’re right. We have to go there and take a look ourselves!
Lyria: Wahh... There better not be any ghosts...
Sarya: Hmm. So this mansion in question is supposed to be up ahead.
Lyria: Ahh... Please let there be no ghosts...
Vyrn: Geez, Lyria. You’re looking quite pale there.
Sarya: Haha... I’m not really fond of ghosts either. We’ll just take a quick look at the place. That way we can finish up real fast!
Sarya: Ready? Let’s go, (Captain)!
Haunted House Investigation: Scene 2
(Captain) begins to search around the haunted mansion. From the hints that they find, Sarya gains an idea on the culprits who are most likely using the place. To search for more clues, they open a door from which monsters appear. It was these monsters’ voices that people had been hearing coming from the house.
Sarya: Hmm. Interesting. So this is what this mansion looks like inside.
Vyrn: *Gulp* There’s something in there for sure.
Sarya: But I don’t hear any voices yet. Maybe there’s like, a time when ghosts wake up.
Sarya: Either way, I’m pretty sure there’s something here. I’ve got a gut feeling about this.
Vyrn: All right! Let’s start looking for clues!
Lyria: Wehhh... There really better not be any ghosts...
And so, the group begins to search through the mansion. Sarya, being a professional detective, knew what to look for in each corner of the house.
Sarya: I see...
Vyrn: So? Did you find anything yet?
Sarya: It doesn’t look like it’s ghosts.
Lyria: Oh, what a relief...
Sarya: The rust is coming off of the hinges on these doors. Which means someone’s opened and closed this door very recently.
Sarya: And the floors are too clean. If no one has been in here for a long time, there should be a lot of dust and dead bugs.
Vyrn: Which means...?
Sarya: People are secretly using this place as their home.
Sarya: Let’s find out who these intruders are.
Sarya continues her search through the grand hall but is unable to find anything. She reaches for the door in the back.
Vyrn: What the...! There’s a monster in here! It’s a huge one!
Sarya: I think we may have interrupted its sleep. It’s really mad! Watch out!
Sarya: I get it now. This monster’s roars were the cause of the strange sounds!
Sarya: I’ve found you, “ghost!” Once we take care of this, it’s case closed!
Haunted House Investigation: Scene 3
(Captain)’s party decided to fight the monster but it seems the monster doesn’t want to move. They decide to run away for the time being. While on their run, they bump into a rogue thug. Listening to the thug talk, Sarya realizes the syndicate, which was after Barawa, was using this mansion as their hideout. In an attempt to get rid of them, she suggests they use the monster they found earlier to destroy the place.
Vyrn: What the...? This monster isn’t moving at all!
Sarya: Hmph! I wasn’t expecting this! I didn’t think it’d be this strong!
Lyria: Um, guys...? I think we should run!
Vyrn: Damnit! We have no choice! Let’s run! (Captain)!
(Captain)’s party turns around and runs away from the monster. However...
Sarya: Oh, come one! When’s it gonna stop chasing us?!
Vyrn: Ow... Don’t scare me like that.
Thug: Huh?! Who the hell are you?! What are you doing here?!
Sarya: If you must ask, I must answer! We’re detectives! Now, I should be asking you what you’re doing here! This place is off limits! You’re trespassing!
Thug: What?! Detectives?! Oh, so you’re that detective’s friends!
Thug: Ugh! So you’re the one that let him escape, too! Where’d you hide him?!
Sarya: That detective...? You mean Boss Barawa is here?
Thug: Heh! You air-heads! You sure you’re part of his crew? You’re starting to look like our monster’s dinner!
Sarya: Hah! I think you’ve mistaken, because you’re the air-head! That monster you’re talking about...
Sarya: Look, right behind you!
Thug: What are you talking about? That’s impossi-...
Sarya: So it looks like that syndicate that was after Boss was using this place as their hideout.
Sarya: Such a strange coincidence. But! This is perfect!
Sarya: We can use that monster to destroy this entire place!
Vyrn: Wow... That’s some idea you got, Miss Assistant.
Sarya: Come on, let’s go! (Captain)!
Haunted House Investigation: Scene 4
Sarya and the crew were successful in tearing down the syndicate’s hideout with the enraged monster. While running away from the angry thug, they reunite with Barawa and together, they escape from the mansion. After telling Sierokarte about the whole story, they are told that the Imperial Army will be visiting to take a full report from her. They quickly leave the Knickknack Shack and head out to their ship.
Thug: Oi! Stop right there! You think you can get away destroying our place?!
Sarya: Hmph! It’s payback for trying to hurt my boss!
Thug: Damn you! You’re not gonna get away with this!
Sarya: We have to run! Everyone!
And so a game of chase began between (Captain)’s party and the thugs in this mansion, all the while a monster was running amuck.
Sarya: There’s no point in chasing us! I run really fast and so does my boss!
Thug: *Pant*... Damn them... I really can’t catch up...
Sarya: Everyone! Let’s keep it up until we lose them!
They continue to run down the long hallway at top speed. They were sure they could get away, but...
Sarya, who was running up ahead, is suddenly grabbed by her arm. Something pulls her away into the shadows.
Vyrn: What? Hey! You okay?! Miss Assistant!
Lyria: Oh no, oh no! Sarya’s been taken!
Barawa: Shh! Stop yelling! It’s me!
Sarya: Boss! What are you doing here? Do you know how worried I was?! Geez! Stupid Boss!
Barawa: Listen to me! I said, be quiet!
Barawa: I was wondering what was going on here. So it was you guys who did it, (Captain)?
Barawa: Guess I should say thanks, though. The guards looked away so I managed to escape.
Sarya: So Boss? What are you doing here?
Barawa: I’ll explain later. We have to get out of here, now!
Sarya: Hey! Boss! Wait up!
And so, though they hadn’t planned on it, (Captain)’s party was able to rescue Barawa and the girl. They head to the Knickknack Shack to report their findings.
Sarya: In conclusion, there were no ghosts in the mansion...
Sierokarte: I see... So it was the crime syndicate we’ve been hearing about lately...
Barawa: Curse those guys. I couldn't care less about myself but how dare they kidnap such a little child...
Girl: Wahh... *hic*... I was... so scared...
Sarya: Huh? Young lady, this perfume...
Lyria: Hehe... A little cheeky for your age, though.
Sarya: No...! I mean... This is the scent of the phantom thief, Chat Noir!
Vyrn: Say what?! You mean she’s the phantom thief in disguise?
Sarya: Well no, I doubt that. Even Chat Noir can’t change the size of his body with this disguise transformations.
Sarya: Was the phantom thief inside that mansion? Do you know anything, Boss?
Barawa: Uh, yeah... I guess he was there. Maybe. Not quite sure what he was up to, but...
Sierokarte: Okay everyone, listen up! I’m gonna have to ask you all to wrap it up!
Vyrn: Huh? Why all of a sudden? That’s rare of you to want us to leave.
Sierokarte: Well, you see... I guess that crime syndicate had some ongoing issues with the Erste Empire as well...
Sierokarte: Hehe! And when I spoke to them earlier, they told me they’ll be coming here to hear more about it in detail...
Vyrn: Wait, what?! They’re coming here?!
Vyrn: Then we need to leave! (Captain)! Let’s go before those imperial guys come!
Sierokarte: See you! The Imperial Army should be taking care of the rest!
And so, by carrying out the quest from the Knickknack Shack, the group was able to reunite with detective Barawa.
As for what had happened with Barawa... And the reason he had disappeared in the first place... Well, that’s a story for another day.