Scenario:Cecile - Trumpeter Cecile

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Trumpeter Cecile

After watching the Sky Philharmonic Orchestra rehearse at the concert hall, Cecile takes the crew to a nearby tavern. There Cecile comments on how important it is to have a talent so unique that it can truly be called one's own.

The Sky Philharmonic Orchestra is the most influential of all the musical ensembles in the sky.
(Captain) and company are providing security for the orchestra during its 100th anniversary concert tour.
Narita: There are four entrances into the venue: the main and side entrance, and two more in the back.
The crew is being shown around by Narita. He's a disciple of the orchestra's music director and conductor emeritus, Nobiyo.
Vyrn: So we just need to man these four entrances!
Lyria: Hmm... I think we can pull this off if we all work together!
Narita: The back entrances are only for staff, but it wouldn't hurt to play it safe.
Narita: Ah, that reminds me! The rehearsal's about to begin. Would you like to have a look?
Vyrn: Sure, that sounds fun!
Lyria: Ooh, I want to see it too!
Narita: Great! Please follow me.
Narita leads them to the seats with the clearest view of the entire stage.
Orchestra members buzz around onstage prepping for rehearsal.
Vyrn: (Ooh, they're about to start!)
Lyria: (Wow, that's a lot of people!)
Narita: That's Novei. She leads the first violin section as the concertmaster.
Narita points to a girl giving instructions to the others onstage.
Novei: Is everyone ready?
Pamela: Y-yes!
Augusta: Haha, you won't last during the real performance if you're already nervous at rehearsal.
Pamela: Ah... Uh, okay!
Augusta: Well, that's not much different, is it? C'mon, relax, Pamela.
Cecile: I've been ready.
Robertina: How about a snack, then?
Cecile: Hm? Sure, I'll take it.
Novei: Ahem, one last thing before we start.
The others straighten their posture at her serious tone.
Novei: Our performance the other day went well. It was our first time performing under the new system, but we've been getting fantastic reviews thanks to everyone's best efforts.
Novei: The big 100th anniversary concert is next, so let's up the ante and give them a truly unforgettable experience!
Novei: Now, please begin tuning.
The sound of instruments tuning harmoniously fills the tranquil concert hall.
???: ...
Just then, an imposing figure appears before the performers.
Narita: That's Nobiyo, the conductor emeritus of our orchestra.
Vyrn: Hey, he seems like a really nice guy!
Lyria: I thought it would be someone really scary.
Nobiyo's ears perk up at the sounds of the orchestra warming up.
However, the tuning stops when the members notice Nobiyo.
Nobiyo: It's fine. Keep playing.
Novei: Um, well, I thought you would be leading...
Nobiyo: Oh? Is it my turn?
Novei: If you would do the honors.
Nobiyo clears his throat.
Nobiyo: Well, if you insist. Let me hear your melody.
Nobiyo flashes a smile at Novei.
Novei: Y-yes!
Nobiyo: All set?
Nobiyo gets into position on the podium and checks with Novei.
Novei lets out a deep breath and begins playing at the exact moment Nobiyo begins waving his baton.
The entire orchestra begins playing in perfect unison, enveloping (Captain) and company in a glorious homophony.
Nobiyo: ...
Novei: ...
The dynamic sounds from Novei's violin serve as a guidepost for the other members.
Nobiyo: ...
Augusta: ...
The gentle and warm accompaniment from Augusta's cello embraces Novei's melody.
Nobiyo: ...
Cecile: ...
Cecile holds a commanding presence with her piercing high notes.
Nobiyo: ...
Pamela: ...
Pamela, on the other hand, fills the concert hall with a soft, pleasant treble.
Nobiyo: ...
Robertina: ...
Robertina supports the others with a rich, deep bass that elevates the performance to heavenly heights.
Absorbed in the beautiful harmony, the rehearsal comes to a close all too soon.
(Captain) and company remain speechless for a few moments, astounded by the breathtaking performance.
Vyrn: Whoa! That was amazing... I don't know much about music, but you guys rock!
Lyria: Wow... Wasn't that incredible, (Captain)? I loved it, Narita!
Narita: Ah, why, thank you!
Nobiyo hasn't moved an inch from the podium.
Novei: Um, Nobiyo?
Nobiyo: Good work, everyone. That'll be it for today.
Novei: Thank you.
Nobiyo: Ah, right. Come see me later, Novei.
Novei: Okay.
Nobiyo walks off the stage with an upbeat smile.
Novei: Great job, everyone.
Novei: All section leaders meet up later backstage.
Cecile: Well, I'll see you guys soon.
Augusta: Today's rehearsal ended pretty fast.
Robertina: My shoulders are stiff.
Pamela: Will you be okay?
Robertina: Yeah, it always gets like this.
One by one, they clear the stage of their instruments and leave the premises.
Narita: Um, do you guys have some time after this?
Vyrn: Hm? Sure, but what for?
Narita: Well, I was thinking of introducing you all to the orchestra members.
Lyria: Yes, I'd love to talk to everyone!
Narita: Very well, I'll introduce you once they're done.
Narita gives the orchestra members some time to rest before bringing in (Captain) and company.
Meanwhile, the section leaders meet up backstage to reflect on the day's events.
Novei: Again, great job today.
Cecile: You too, Novei.
Robertina: I can have one of those snacks, right?
Augusta: Go for it! I'll grab one too!
Novei: So does anyone have anything to say about today's performance?
Pamela timidly speaks up.
Pamela: Um, not to be a wet blanket, but...
Pamela: Well, I was wondering if we'd really be okay going on like this...
Cecile: What do you mean by that? Our performance today was no different than usual.
Pamela: I don't know how to say this...
Novei: It's okay. Speak your mind.
Augusta: Pamela can be really perceptive.
Augusta: Did you notice something we didn't?
Robertina: You know, I'm not really in the mood for snacks after all...
Augusta: Yeah, you barely touched anything on your plate, Tina.
Cecile: Enough about the snacks.
Cecile: Pamela, tell us what you're thinking. Take all the time you need.
Pamela: Thank you, Cecile.
Pamela: We're rehearsing for a concert tour to celebrate the founding of this orchestra. That's a far cry from our usual performances.
Pamela: I'm really feeling the pressure, more so than ever.
Pamela: Also, it's going be the legendary Nobiyo who'll be conducting us, not Narita like we're used to.
Pamela: I'm kind of scared how this might go. Or maybe, I'm just feeling impatient.
Cecile: Well... The orchestra did feel a little different today.
Augusta: Now that you mention it, the cellos in my section did seem a bit stiff.
Robertina: Ah, no wonder there are so many snacks left over.
Novei is entrenched in deep thought.
Novei: Thank you, Pamela.
Pamela: Huh?
Novei: I know how you feel, Pamela. Touring the skies with Nobiyo has always been my dream.
Novei: We have to do absolutely everything we can to make it turn out well.
Novei: My heart's been racing, telling me we have to surpass our current selves—
Just then, they hear a knock on the door followed by Narita and the crew walking in.
Narita: Oh, sorry. Were you in the middle of a meeting?
Novei: No, it's all right.
Novei: Who are those people behind you?
Narita: (Captain) here leads a brilliant crew of skyfarers.
Narita: They've been assigned to protect us on our concert tour across the skies.
Narita proceeds with the introductions.
Lyria: We watched your rehearsal just now!
Lyria: And it was incredible!
Vyrn: It was so good it brought tears to my eyes!
(Captain) nods in agreement.
Novei: Haha, I'm glad to hear that. Thanks.
Novei: I'm Novei, concertmaster of this orchestra. It's nice to meet you.
Cecile: Greetings, Captain. I'm Cecile and I play the trumpet.
Augusta: Augusta here. I play the cello.
Augusta: It's impressive seeing so many youths as skyfarers!
Pamela: Um, I'm Pamela. I play the flute. It's a pleasure to meet you.
Robertina: My name's Robertina. I play the tuba and love snacks of all kind.
Lyria: Yay! I love snacks too!
Robertina: Really? Would you like one of these then?
Lyria: Hurray! Thank you so much!
Vyrn: Haha, looks like you have a new snacking buddy, Lyria!
Lyria: Yes! We'll do our best to support everyone and make the tour a success!
The crew and orchestra members finish exchanging greetings.
Novei: Do you girls have any plans after this?
Cecile: I'm going straight home. See you all tomorrow.
Robertina: I have something to take care of. Bye.
Augusta: Well, if everyone's leaving, I guess I'm leaving too.
Pamela: Um, I'm going to stay and practice.
Novei: All right, good night everyone. See you here tomorrow.
Narita: Thanks for visiting today, (Captain). Feel free to walk around the premises as you please.
Vyrn: Well, what should we do now, (Captain)?
The crew uses its free time to get to know the orchestra members better.
Later on while walking around town, (Captain) spots the trumpeter Cecile in the distance.
  1. Call out to Cecile.
  2. Walk past her.

Choose: Call out to Cecile.
Cecile: Hm? Aah, you're the skyfarers from before.
Cecile: So what's up?
Vyrn: (Captain) was saying you're super cool!
Cecile: Yeah? Heh, why don't you come along, then?
Vyrn: Sure! Where are you gonna take us?
Cecile: You'll find out soon enough.
And we're off!
(Captain) and Vyrn follow behind her.
Lyria: Hey, I'm coming too! Wait for me!
Go to "Continue 1"

Choose: Walk past her.
Cecile: Yoo-hoo! It's you kiddos again!
Vyrn: Wait, isn't that...
Lyria: It's the trumpet player, Cecile!
Cecile: Hey, you're all skyfarers, right?
Lyria: That's right! And (Captain) here's our captain!
Cecile: Hmm... You know, since you're already here, why don't you come with me for a bit?
Vyrn: Where are you headed anyway?
Cecile: Don't worry about it. I'm just gonna borrow (Captain) real quick.
Vyrn: Hey! Get back here!
Lyria: Let's go after them, Vyrn!
The crew follows behind Cecile and (Captain).
Continue 1
They arrive at a local tavern and take the counter seats.
Cecile: I'll have a gimlet.
Cecile: As for these kiddos, how about some juice?
Vyrn: Now that's what I'm talking about! I'll have an apple juice!
Lyria: I'll have the same.
A local band strikes up a tune in the tavern.
Vyrn: Man, this is a really nice place!
Lyria: Yeah, we even get to listen to live music here!
Cecile: ...
Cecile's expressions grows serious as she focuses on the music.
She suddenly turns her entire body to look at (Captain).
Cecile: If you ask me, you're still just a kid. Yet here you are, captain of your very own crew. What is it that keeps you going?
The two talk at length—about how (Captain)'s father was once a revered skyfarer and about the crew's search for a way to Estalucia.
Cecile: Estalucia, huh? Your father's influence must've really rubbed off on you.
Cecile: Like father, like child as they say.
(Captain) wonders if there is some deeper meaning to Cecile's remark.
Cecile: I'm sure you'll be okay though. You'll definitely make it to Estalucia.
Cecile: After all, I can tell how talented you are just by looking into your eyes.
(Captain) blushes at Cecile's gentle smile.
Vyrn: Talented? You sound like you're familiar with what skyfarers do, Cecile.
Cecile: I just happen to be very perceptive. Doesn't matter what it is—I can easily tell the difference between first and second-rate.
Cecile and the crew share a toast when the drinks come.
Cecile: For example I'd judge the tavern's gimlet to determine its worth.
Cecile puts her lips to the cocktail glass.
Cecile: The gimlet here has a pretty bitter aftertaste.
Cecile: When you can't pick up the small details, you end up settling for subpar experiences, such as performances like this.
Lyria: Subpar? But it sounds great to me!
Cecile: Anyone can pull off a great performance. If you want to really stand out, you need a little something extra.
Cecile: All I'm saying is...
Cecile: Ideally you want to get so good at something that no one can replace you at it.
Lyria: R-right...
Vyrn: That just blew my mind. You've given this some serious thought, Cecile!
Cecile: Meh, I'm just doing what I can for fame and glory.
Cecile: Like a spear among clubs, a musician's honed skill has to stand out just the same. Otherwise I'd just be wasting my time.
Cecile stirs her gimlet.
Cecile: Sigh...
Cecile walks toward the exit.
Lyria: C-Cecile?
Vyrn: What's the matter, Cecile?
Cecile: This tavern's not for me...
Vyrn: So now you're mad?
Cecile: No, not really.
Cecile: The drinks here don't work for me, so I figured I'd try a tavern elsewhere.
Cecile: Heheh, sorry if I seem a bit fickle.
Cecile foots the bill for everyone before heading out.
Vyrn: Aaand she's gone...
Lyria: Uh-huh... But she's really cool.
Vyrn: Have to admit she seems a bit hard to please though.
Vyrn: Anyway, we should get going too after finishing these drinks.
And thus, the first day of rehearsal comes to a close.
(Captain) and company return to the Grandcypher, eager to hear the music awaiting them on the following day.