Scenario:Rosine - Walking the Bright Path
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Walking the Bright Path
The crew visits a desolate mountainside following a tip about a man they suspect to be Rosine's husband, but to no avail. When a monster gets the drop on them, Rosine offers it a rice cracker, distracting it long enough for the crew to gain the upper hand.
Lyria: How's your back today, Granny? Does it hurt?
Rosine: My back and my knees are just peachy. Thank you for asking, Lyria.
Mindful of Rosine's age, (Captain) and the crew move steadily through a mountain pass that shows no trace of humans or monsters.
They have come following a report that the traveler suspected to be Rosine's husband has been spotted in the area. However, their visit proves fruitless.
Vyrn: Looks like that wanderer Siero told us about already moved on to someplace else.
Vyrn: Sigh... We came all this way for nothin'! I'm not complainin' about the lack of monsters though.
Lyria: Vyrn, you jinxed us! Monsters!
Vyrn: Hey! I never said I wanted 'em to show up!
Rosine: Oh my... Are you hungry, dear?
Rosine: Hunger is enough to make anyone cranky.
Lyria: Eek! Granny, that's dangerous!
Rosine: I'm sorry, but I simply can't neglect a starving child.
Vyrn: If it's starvin', that means we're on the menu!
Rosine: How about some nice rice crackers instead?
Vyrn: It's actually eatin' the crackers!
Vyrn: Sheesh. I can't believe you adopted a monster as one of your grandkids.
Lyria: Hehe. Not even monsters can resist Granny's rice crackers !
Vyrn: All right! (Captain), let's flank 'em while they're chowin' down on the rice crackers!
Walking the Bright Path: Scene 2
As (Captain) and the crew search for their next lead, Rosine reveals the real reason she decided to journey with them. She believes that if she shows the islanders back home how much she's done on her travels, it will give them a drive of their own.
Rosine: Phew. There we go.
Io: Mm! They smell so good!
Vyrn: Hey there, Rosine. You makin' rice crackers again?
Rosine: They should be just about done baking. Any minute now.
The crew has returned to the airship after repelling the monsters. Rosine bakes rice crackers while they search for their next lead.
Rosine: I've carefully memorized your favorite flavors.
Rosine: Rackam is partial to brown sugar, Io prefers wasabi, and Lyria is a fan of chili. Isn't that right?
Lyria: Chili? What! But I can't handle spicy food!
Io: Wait, what's wasabi? Never heard of that one!
Rackam: Brown sugar, huh? Hahaha. Well, I don't hate it or anything, but...
Vyrn: They're all totally wrong! How'd you get 'em so mixed up?
Rosine: Oh dear... I'm so sorry. I've been so forgetful as of late...
Vyrn: Well, that's part of what makes you so lovable, I guess.
Rosine: Oh well. I made plenty, so help yourselves to the ones you like.
(Captain) and the crew enjoy a brief moment of respite before they reach their next destination.
Rackam: Boy, it's even tougher than I thought tryin' to track down that old man.
Vyrn: Sigh... Looks like it's gonna be a while before Granny gets her happy reunion.
Rosine: Could I have everyone's attention for a moment?
Rosine turns to fix her gaze on the gathered crew. A strange feeling of tension fills the air.
Lyria: Um... What is it, Granny?
Rosine: Listen, dearies. It's true that I'd like to see my husband again, of course.
Rosine: But that's not the only reason I decided to join you on your journey. There was something I wanted everyone on the island to know.
Lyria: Oh? There was?
Rosine: Yes, child. I wanted them to see that even an old lady like me can go gallivanting across the skydom.
Vyrn: Huh? Why's that?
Rosine: Everyone on the island is so kind, almost too much so.
Rosine: But they haven't had much contact with the outside world, so they're somewhat sheltered. You could even say they've got no gumption.
Rosine: Life isn't all smooth-sailing. When you encounter hardships, you need courage to overcome them.
Rosine: I don't want the islanders to live their lives afraid of the unknown. I think it would do them good to have a broader outlook of the world.
Vyrn: I get it. If you show them how much you've done on your travels, it'll give 'em a drive of their own. That whatcha mean?
Rosine: Ohoho... Yes, exactly. So you see, I'm indebted to all of you.
Rosine: Yes. It's all because of your crew that I was able to go off on an adventure like this.
Rosine: (Captain), everyone. Thank you for everything you've done for me.
Rosine: If there's ever anything I can do to help out, you just let ol' Granny know.
Rackam: In that case, I guess we oughta make plans to show our faces on the island from time to time.
Walking the Bright Path: Scene 3
Disappointed that their newest lead has once again gone cold, (Captain) and the crew apologize to Rosine. However, she reassures them that their efforts have made her incredibly happy and resolves to continue traveling with them on their journey.
Rackam: The trail's gone cold again.
With a promising new lead in hand, the crew had once again set out on the trail of the wandering healer.
But they were too late, as the wanderer had already set out on his next journey.
Vyrn: Sigh... Sorry, Granny. And here I thought we were finally gonna find somethin'.
Rosine: Come now, please don't look so down, Vernon. That goes for the rest of you too.
Rosine: There's absolutely no need to apologize. After all, I'm incredibly happy right now.
Rackam: Really? What're you happy about?
Rosine: I'm touched by everything you've done for me. Thank you, everyone.
Rosine: And I've made so many wonderful memories on this journey. I can't wait to share them with everyone back on the island.
Rosine: If we'd found my husband right away, then my quest would already be over, right?
Vyrn: Good point! So this means you can keep traveling with us! Woohoo!
Rosine: Yes indeed. This game of cat and mouse with my husband is only getting started.
Rackam: Haha! You're really something, Granny!
Vyrn: One last thing. How long are you gonna keep callin' me Vernon?
Taking Rosine's words to heart, (Captain) and the crew plot a course for the next step of their voyage.
But is there light at the end of the tunnel, or ever-lurking darkness?
Regardless of what awaits them at journey's end, they continue on their way forward, hand in hand.