Scenario:Gawain - Admonishing Armor
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A monster attack brings the crew face-to-face with Gawain, a knight in shining armor who's protecting the village. Learning he is cursed to wear armor until his good deeds outweigh his sins, (Captain) offers Gawain a spot on the crew.
The party stops by a village for a well-deserved break. The large group of monsters there has other plans.
A lone knight in armor stands to defend the panicked villagers from the monsters.
(Captain) and company rush to offer their assistance.
Katalina: Whew, looks like we got rid of them.
Villager: Ah, travelers! You've chased off the monsters! We can't thank you enough.
Katalina: As long as you're safe. As for that knight...
Armored Knight: ...
Vyrn: Hey! You're not hurt, are you? You've got some impressive moves!
Armored Knight: You...
Armored Knight: How dare you! You've really gone and done it now!
Armored Knight: I could've defeated those monsters myself. The villagers would be thanking me instead. Humph.
Vyrn: What are you trying to say?
Katalina: Being thanked is your reason for helping people? Well, color me shocked.
Armored Knight: Oh, shut it! What the hell do you know? Gah!
Vyrn: H-hey! Are you hurt or something?
Lyria: His armor... There's something strange about it...
Armored Knight: It's the curse. I have to—Agh...
Katalina: Have to what? Why don't you tell us what's going on.
The armored knight goes by Gawain. He tells the crew of his armor, of his curse.
Long ago he'd been a prideful lad. He challenged a sorceress to a duel and was struck with a curse.
There is only one way to lift the curse. He would have to perform selfless deeds, as the only cure for a big head is a generous heart.
And so, with those words ringing in his ears, Gawain begins to hop from island to island on his journey of atonement.
Vyrn: So you have to reflect on your pride by helping people...
Gawain: I can break the curse if people feel like I helped them... But you had to go and mess it all up!
Vyrn: Wait a second! Do you know how you sound?
Katalina: I think you'd better get used to that curse. It's going to be there for a while.
Katalina: Do you feel like you've even come close to getting rid of it since you started this whole thing?
Gawain: Gah! Shut up! What the hell do you know about anything? Go on, just keep running your mouth!
Lyria: H-hey, you two! Just hold on a minute! I think I have an idea!
Lyria: Gawain... Why don't you come with us?
Gawain: Wait, what?
Lyria: We're, um... We're skyfarers. We're traveling the world.
Lyria: We might be able to find a way to lift the curse if you come with us...
Lyria: And think of what would happen if we ran into some big monsters. You'd be a lifesaver... Right, (Captain)?
Gawain: Humph, fine. If you say so...
Gawain: Besides, this probably counts as a good deed... Sure, you'll have my help.
Gawain: You? Help me? Talk some sense, will ya?
Katalina: I'm not sure what kind of a curse you have, but I don't really think you're in a position to say no.
Gawain: Ack, shut up! Damn it! I... I guess I have to...
Vyrn: Umm... I've kinda been wanting to ask, but don't you think you're missing the point?
Gawain: What point?
Vyrn: Your pride. If you ask me, that's what it all comes down to.
Gawain: My pride? Hah. Are you calling me proud? It's the right of the strong to look down on the common rabble. Am I wrong?
Gawain: Enough gum flapping. (Captain), you're the leader, aren't you? Show me to your ship. And be quick about it.
Katalina: My money's on the curse staying around for a while.
Vyrn: Ugh... He's a jerk, but at least we know he's tough.
Lyria: We'll do lots of good deeds and rid Gawain of his curse!
Bound by his curse, the armored knight Gawain joins our heroes. They set off into the sky once again.
Whether his freedom will ever come remains to be seen. Of course, changing his mindset is going to be the biggest hurdle.