Scenario:Selfira - A New Path

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A New Path

Following a performance of the famous Viale Symphony Orchestra, (Captain) and the crew happen upon a street concert in town. Selfira decides to join in on a whim and finds herself being scouted by the Viale Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster. But Selfira hesitates when she realizes joining the orchestra would mean leaving her friends behind.

Selfira: Hey, are we still okay on time? Shouldn't we pick up the pace a little?
Vyrn: Geez, how many times are you gonna ask? We've got plenty of time.
Selfira: Okay... I guess you're right.
Lyria: Hehe. I know how you feel. I'm excited too!
In a certain town, (Captain) and the crew follow behind an impatient Selfira.
Vyrn: Hey, I can see it!
Lyria: Wow... What an incredible building!
The town holds a large theater, home to a famous orchestra.
Selfira: It's finally time... I never would've dreamed I'd snag tickets to hear the Viale Symphony Orchestra in concert!
Selfira: If I hadn't left my island, I never would've had this opportunity.
Selfira (Event) is a crew member

Selfira smiles, reminiscing about her first encounter with the crew on her home island, where they were instrumental in helping her put the primal beast Midgardsormr back to sleep.
Selfira (Event) is a crew member

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Selfira (Event) not in crew

(Captain) and the crew once paid a visit to the island where the primal beast Midgardsormr slumbers.
The first ones to seal the beast were none other than a legendary crew of skyfaring minstrels.
Selfira: If anyone is going to play my great grandmother's song, it should be me!
Selfira is a descendent of one of those very minstrels.
Selfira: My great grandmother's song was first used to put Midgardsormr to sleep. Now it's been passed down to me.
Selfira: I want to carry out the duty that was given to me by birth and put the primal to sleep once more.
With the help of (Captain) and the crew, Selfira succeeded at putting Midgardsormr back to sleep.
And afterward, she made an important decision.
Selfira: I've decided I'm coming with you. I need to see more of this world to become a better performer.
Together with (Captain)'s crew, she took flight into the vast skies.
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Selfira: You have no idea how grateful I am, (Captain).
Vyrn: Haha! Isn't it kinda early for that? You haven't even listened to the concert yet!
Selfira: Hehe. Good point. Let's get going!
(Captain) and company enter the theater with Selfira still in the lead.
Lyria: Wow... That was amazing.
Vyrn: It sure was. It's gonna be hard to come back down to reality now.
(Captain) and the crew stroll through the town, still basking in the afterglow of the concert.
Selfira: Aaah! That was a dream come true!
Vyrn: Haha! Selfira's all fired up!
Selfira: Can you blame me? They were just as amazing as I'd heard—no, they were even better!
Selfira: You could tell each and every one of them was incredibly talented, but somehow their individual sounds all blended together perfectly...
Selfira: I've never heard musicians harmonize together so well before.
Lyria: Even though we were just listening to music, all kinds of scenes kept popping into my head.
Selfira: Yeah, I know what you mean.
Selfira: A raging sky... A gentle breeze blowing across a meadow... A lively tavern...
Selfira: Every piece, every movement, painted a different picture! It was like magic!
Lyria: Yeah! It really was!
Vyrn: Man... Those two look like they could talk about the show all day!
Vyrn: But, you know, I've never really seen Selfira enjoy herself that much before.
  1. She looks happy.
  2. I wasn't expecting that reaction.

Choose: She looks happy.
Vyrn: Haha! She sure does. I guess that's all that matters!
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Choose: I wasn't expecting that reaction.
Vyrn: Me neither. But I guess that just shows how much she loves music!
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As they make their way cheerfully through the town, the faint sound of a musical instrument reaches (Captain)'s ears.
Selfira: Huh? Is that music?
Exchanging glances with Selfira, the crew make their way toward the source of the music.
Eventually they find themselves in a bustling plaza filled with people.
Vyrn: Look, there's a big crowd gathered over there.
Lyria: It sounds like that's where the music is coming from.
Selfira: Yeah... Someone's performing in the middle of that group of people.
The performance ends as the crew approaches, and the crowd around them bursts out with cheers and applause.
Vyrn: Whoa! Everyone's really into it!
Selfira: This is basically a full-fledged concert!
Lyria: Yeah. It's wonderful getting to hear music out on the street like this!
Selfira: Yeah, it is. You can tell the people in this town really appreciate music.
Townsperson 1: Say, is that a violin case you're carrying, miss?
Selfira: Who, me? Yes, it is...
Townsperson 2: Oh, another musician! Play for us, won't you?
Selfira: Huh? Is it really okay for me to play here?
Townsperson 3: Hehe. There are no rules here as to who's performing next or what they're playing.
Vyrn: So anyone can just jump in on a whim, huh?
Lyria: In that case... Selfira!
Selfira: Okay! Maybe I'll play a little then.
Selfira makes her way to the center of the crowd, where she pulls out her instrument and takes a bow.
Selfira: Whew...
She takes a small breath and begins to play a light, cheerful melody.
Townsperson 3: Oh my!
Townsperson 2: Wow!
The upbeat, inviting tune causes smiles to appear on the people's faces. They happily clap in time to the music.
Vyrn: Haha! This song is so much fun it makes you want to get up and dance around!
Lyria: Yeah! Selfira looks like she's having fun too!
Selfira: ...
Lyria: I think this is the first time I've ever heard Selfira play such a happy tune.
Vyrn: Yeah, she really has changed—in a good way!
(Captain) smiles, thinking about how Selfira continues to grow on their journey.
Selfira: Whew.
Finishing the last phrase of the melody, Selfira lifts her bow with a flourish and looks out into the crowd.
Townsperson 1: Whoa!
Townsperson 3: That was fantastic!
The crowd erupts with roaring cheers and applause.
Lyria: Wow! That was wonderful!
Townsperson 2: You're an incredible musician, miss!
Selfira: N-not at all...
Selfira: But I'm glad you enjoyed my performance. Thank you.
Townsperson 4: Hehe. You're Selfira, right?
Selfira: Huh? You know me?
Townsperson 4: Yes. I heard you play in the contest at the Balaban Jamboree.
Vyrn: Oh! The Balaban Jamboree!
The Balaban Jamboree is a music festival held to honor the achievements of its namesake—one of the legendary skyfaring minstrels.
Selfira previously accepted an invitation to compete in a contest held at the festival.
Selfira: I can't believe it... I never would've imagined I'd run into someone else who was there.
Townsperson 4: I can't believe it either. But I'm absolutely thrilled.
Townsperson 4: I thought your performance in the contest was amazing, but your performance today was even more incredible!
Townsperson 4: In such a short span of time you've been able to refine your music and give it so much more depth.
Selfira: I'm so glad to hear you say that...
Selfira: It's all thanks to the journey I've shared with (Captain)'s crew.
Selfira smiles happily, her cheeks reddening.
A little while later, the crew visits a restaurant in town to grab a bite to eat.
Lyria: Hehe! Street concerts are so much fun!
Vyrn: They really loved Selfira out there! They called for an encore after every song!
Selfira: I was having so much fun at the time that I wasn't really thinking...
Selfira: But looking back, it was kind of embarrassing...
Vyrn: What? That performance of yours was really impressive though.
Selfira: Cut it out! You're going to make me even more embarrassed...
???: Excuse me.
Vyrn: Huh? What's up?
???: I'm sorry to interrupt your conversation, but could I ask for a moment of your time?
Lyria: Yes, of course. Um... Who might you be?
Selfira: Ah!
Upon seeing the man's face, Selfira suddenly jumps up from her seat.
Selfira: Um... You're the Viale Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster, aren't you?
Concertmaster: Oh? You know me?
Vyrn: Oh! Now that you mention it, I remember seeing him at the theater!
Selfira: We attended the concert earlier... And, um, it was absolutely incredible!
Concertmaster: Haha. I'm honored to hear you say that.
Concertmaster: But I actually came to tell you the same thing.
The man smiles kindly at Selfira.
Concertmaster: Selfira.
Selfira: Huh? What? You know my name?
Concertmaster: I heard your performance in the plaza earlier.
Lyria: Wow! Really?
Selfira: No way... I'm so embarrassed!
Concertmaster: What's there to be embarrassed about? Your performance gave me the same thrill I felt back when I first touched a musical instrument.
Selfira: ...!
Concertmaster: Listen, Selfira. I came to invite you to join the Viale Symphony Orchestra.
Selfira: Huh? Wha...
Vyrn: Whoa! That's awesome! Did you just get scouted?
Lyria: That's amazing, Selfira! It's an honor to be invited to join such a wonderful orchestra!
Selfira: No way... Me? You're really asking me?
Concertmaster: Haha. You seem quite surprised. Yes, we'd love to have you as part of our ensemble.
Selfira: I can't believe this...
Vyrn: Wait, hang on a second! If you joined the orchestra, wouldn't that mean we'd have to leave you behind?
Selfira: Ah!
Selfira looks around at her friends' faces.
Lyria: Th-that's true... This town is where the orchestra performs, so you wouldn't be able to continue traveling with us...
Selfira: But I...
Sensing Selfira's hesitation, the concertmaster speaks to her in a gentle voice.
Concertmaster: I wouldn't expect you to make such a big decision so quickly.
Concertmaster: Will you all be in town for a while?
Vyrn: Y-yeah. We were thinking about taking some requests around here, so we were planning to stay a little longer...
Concertmaster: I see. Then could I ask you to think it over while you're here?
Selfira: ...
Concertmaster: You're welcome to come observe our orchestra rehearsal, if you'd like.
The concertmaster smiles gently at the bewildered crew and takes his leave.
Selfira: ...
Lyria: U-um, aren't you going to eat your food? It's going to get cold...
Vyrn: Yeah!
Vyrn: Don't look so glum, Selfira.
Selfira: O-okay...
Selfira: (I wasn't ready for this... What should I do?)
Even as (Captain) attempts to console her by patting her gently on the back, Selfira's expression remains tense.