Scenario:Galadar - More Stubborn than Steel
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More Stubborn than Steel
Galadar explains why he collects the Galadar Crudes: some are made of forbidden materials, including those with the power to attract monsters. As if on cue, monsters attack.
A refreshing breeze blows across the ship as Galadar polishes his weapons in high spirits.
Lyria and Vyrn watch him with great interest.
Lyria: Wow. Mr. Galadar really loves his weapons, doesn't he?
Vyrn: Yeah. It's like he's taking care of a baby or something.
Galadar: A baby? Bwahahaha! I like that, laddie!
Galadar: The weapons I make are like children to me!
Galadar: And a father has certain responsibilities!
Lyria: Are you talking about those Galadar Crudes?
Galadar: Aye. I'm collecting them to preserve my pride as a craftsman.
Lyria: Hmm. Is that the only reason?
Galadar: Eh? What d'ye mean?
Lyria: Oh, I didn't mean anything specific. I just thought maybe your pride wasn't the main reason.
Galadar: Bwahahaha! There's no pullin' the wool over your eyes, lassie!
Galadar: Truth is, when I made the Galadar Crudes, I used materials that ye wouldn't normally use. As practice, y'know?
Vyrn: What kind of materials?
Galadar: Well... For example...
Galadar: Sinister blood crystals formed from the fossilized remains of monsters, or...
Galadar: Unknown ores mined from meteorites...
Galadar: Stuff that my mentor told me never to use, basically.
Vyrn: Whoa. That sounds kinda... dangerous, doesn't it?
Galadar: Bwahahaha! Well, not all of them, but aye, a few could cause catastrophe if nae handled proper!
Lyria: C-catastrophe? What kind of catastrophe?
Galadar: Oh, there are lots. But the most common effects are ones that attract monsters.
Vyrn: That's scary, dude.
Galadar: Aye. Which is why I'm goin' around finding them! I have a responsibility to collect 'em all!
Lyria: Huh? Wait a second. Didn't we recently buy an axe that was a Galadar Crude?
Vyrn: Eep! It really is attracting monsters!
More Stubborn than Steel: Scene 2
Galadar offers to fix the weapon that may be attracting monsters. The crew follows him to his apprentice's workshop, but they soon find that the forge isn’t working.
Monsters appear just as Galadar tells the crew about the potential dangers of the Galadar Crudes.
Lyria is perturbed by the monsters' impeccable timing.
Lyria: Th-that was just a coincidence, right? We've had this axe for ages, after all.
Vyrn: Actually, doesn't it seem like we've had more monster attacks since we brought it onboard?
Lyria: N-no... I-I don't think so...
Galadar: Bwahahaha! If it's causin' ye grief, shall I fix it for ye?
Lyria: Whoa, you can do that?
Galadar: We're in luck—I think of one of my apprentices has a workshop around these parts!
Galadar: He'll have everything I need. I'll have this problem solved in no time! Bwahahaha!
Apprentice: Boss! Long time no see!
Galadar: Bwahahaha! You're doing well, I see!
Galadar: Sorry to have to ask, but could I borrow yer forge for a wee bit?
Apprentice: My... forge?
Galadar: Well, what's wrong, lad? You don't seem your usual self!
Apprentice: Erm... Well, could you take a look at it, Boss?
The apprentice shows the crew to a beautiful forge at the back of the workshop.
Galadar: What's the fire doin' out?
Apprentice: Well, you see... I've been out of town collecting crafting materials and I just got back.
Galadar: That's no excuse. A forge's fire is the craftsman's lifeblood! Let's get it going.
Apprentice: W-wait, boss! Please don't touch that!
More Stubborn than Steel: Scene 3
The crew takes a look within the cave connected to the forge. Galadar's head collides with the cave walls, causing the cave to collapse.
Galadar: Hmm, so those monsters made a nest in the forge while you were gone!
Apprentice: I'm so sorry, Boss... I can't believe I neglected my duties like that...
Galadar: Bwahahaha! Don't be down, lad! I told ye, didn't I? Yer liveliness is yer one redeeming feature!
Galadar: Don't fret. I'll get this mess sorted in no time!
Apprentice: Thank you so much, Boss. I'm so glad you're here!
Vyrn: Whoa! What's up with the inside of this forge?
Galadar: Bwahahaha! Well noticed. This forge is special!
Galadar: It's been dug directly into the mountain. And it just happens to connect to another cave.
Galadar: Of course! That's it!
Lyria: Huh? What did you realize, Galadar?
Galadar: The monsters didn't build a nest inside the forge! They just came out of the cave!
Vyrn: Hey, Galadar, are you okay? You keep bashing your head into the ceiling.
Galadar: Eh? Me head?
Vyrn: Yes, your head! The thing at the end of your neck!
Galadar: Bwahaha! I've got a head of steel, nothing to worry about!
Lyria: Erm... I feel like I've seen this before...
Lyria: Hey, didn't you say that small caves collapse if you knock your head on the ceiling too many times?
Vyrn: What? Collapse?
Lyria: I have a really bad feeling about this...
Galadar: Bwahahaha! Bwahahaha!
Vyrn: Hey, stop doing that, Galadar! Stop it!
Vyrn: Whoa! This is bad! let's get out of here!
Vyrn: This is not a good time for monsters to show up!
More Stubborn than Steel: Scene 4
The cave-in has sealed the forge off from the monsters' nest, making the smithy operable once more. Galadar repairs the faulty weapon that had been attracting monsters, and the crew is once again impressed by the jolly blacksmith’s kindness.
Lyria: Pant... Pant... That was a close one.
Vyrn: Huff... Puff...
Galadar! I almost got turned into a pancake back there!
Galadar! I almost got turned into a pancake back there!
But Galadar has already moved onto his next order of business.
Vyrn: Huh? What's he doing now?
Galadar: I'm puttin' the firewood and coal into the furnace, of course!
Vyrn: Huh? Didn't you say you couldn't use the forge because of the monsters in it?
Galadar: Don't worry, we won't be hearin' any more from them.
Vyrn: Hm? Why not?
Galadar: Here, have a peek inside.
Vyrn peers into the forge. A look of surprise crosses his face.
Vyrn: Ohhh! The cave's collapsed and blocked the tunnel!
Galadar: Bwahaha! Now you'll be able to start smithin' again, laddie!
Apprentice: Thank you so much for helping me, Boss!
Katalina: So you knew exactly what you were doing in that cave, Galadar! Amazing!
Galadar: Bwahahaha! Not really! Caves sure are delicate these days!
Galadar: Bwahahaa! Bwahahahah!
The apprentice soon reopens his smithy, and Galadar repairs the axe so that Lyria can rest easy.
The longer they know Galadar, the more (Captain) and the crew are impressed by the blacksmith's endless cheer and generosity of spirit.