Scenario:Tikoh - Two Heads Are Better than One

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Two Heads Are Better than One

Tikoh reveals that she was traveling with her family treasure, the Asclepius Rod, in hand to help people in need of medical assistance. She talks about one particular village she stayed at, where a mysterious man took great interest in her rod.

Days have passed since Tikoh, magic surgeon extraordinaire, joined the crew.
She is currently tending an injury Mary sustained on a treasure hunt—almost like a retread of events on the day they first met.
Mary: Thanks, Tikoh. Don't you think you're a bit too concerned about a minor scratch though?
Tikoh: As a doctor, treating wounds is my job. And let's not forget they can also be a source of infection.
Mary: Sigh... I came back with nothing but cuts and bruises. What a waste of a trip.
Mary: Then again, treasure-hunting isn't exactly a surefire thing.
Tikoh: What matters is that you came back in one piece...
Though she offers comforting words, her expression suggests disappointment that no weapon was found.
Mary: ...
Noticing the doctor's dismay, Mary and (Captain) trade glances.
Tikoh: Hm? Whatever's on your mind, I'd love to hear it.
Tikoh: Wait... Don't tell me you think I'm pudgy for an Erune! That'd be devastating...
Mary: No, that didn't even cross our minds! Honest!
Tikoh is especially conscious about her body type, to the point of having a bit of a victim mentality.
Tikoh: If you consider that Erunes are too thin to begin with, I'd say I'm just the right weight. And this is also my professional opinion as a doctor, so it can't be wrong.
Mary: Sounds like the problem's solved then, I guess... Honestly, I can't tell if you're too conscious about your body or just really optimistic...
As insecure as Tikoh may be when it comes to her image, she's also not one to let anything get her down easily.
Mary: Anyway... (Captain) and I were just wondering why you're so focused on tracking down Navis.
Mary: It sounds like you've had some close calls, which got us curious. But if you'd rather not talk about it, that's cool too.
Tikoh has made it her personal mission to track down the group known as Navis, but (Captain) still does not know the particulars.
  1. Care to share your story with us?
  2. We're worried about you.

Choose: Care to share your story with us?
Choose: We're worried about you.

Tikoh: My story isn't a pleasant one... You might regret hearing it.
Mary: I promise we won't. (Captain) and I want to do what we can to help you.
Tikoh: Okay... (Captain)'s done so much for me, including giving me my own office on the ship.
Tikoh: It's only fair that you know more about me.
After a moment's hesitation, Tikoh begins to speak of her past.
Tikoh: I was born into a family of doctors and became a doctor myself at a young age.
Tikoh: I was always praised for my skills in the operating room.
Tikoh: But my Asclepius Rod...
Mary: What about it?
Tikoh: It's been passed down through my family for generations, more as a symbol of healing and medicine than anything else. Although my parents couldn't use magic...
Tikoh: For some reason, I could. My healing prowess was the talk of the town.
Tikoh: Seeing the things I could do with magic, my parents sent me out into the world, believing that I'd be able to save more lives away from home.
Tikoh: I felt the same way and have journeyed far and wide since then on my own.
Mary: Major respect to you and your parents, Tikoh.
Mary: So what happened along the way?
Tikoh: Well...
Having made a habit of traveling the skies curing the sick, Tikoh arrives at yet another new village.
Tikoh: I love the tranquility and nature here. I suppose I'll stay for a bit.
Having no doctor of their own, the villagers are happy to welcome Tikoh and help her set up an office in an abandoned hut.
Villager 1: Oh, it hurts... Can't you fix me right up with a spell, Dr. Tikoh?
Tikoh: There's a foreign object in your right foot. A rock or twig must've made its way in when you fell from the cliff.
Tikoh: I could heal you like this, but the object would remain in your body. It's best if I make an incision to take it out.
Villager 1: Eh... W-will it hurt?
Tikoh: Can't say for sure. Maybe you can tell me when I'm done. Okay, here goes...
Villager 1: O-okay...
Tikoh taps the resting patient on the forehead with her Asclepius Rod, immediately putting the patient in an unconscious state.
The sun begins to set some time later.
Villager 1: Ah! Huh? I-I'm all better!
Tikoh: Congratulations, the surgery is a success. Please be careful the next time you go hiking.
Villager 1: Wow! There's no pain and not even a scar in sight! We're blessed to have you, Dr. Tikoh!
Tikoh spends her days in the village in peace, doing her best to treat every patient.
One late afternoon, someone calls out to Tikoh while she is enjoying a meal in the shade.
???: Hey, Tikoh! Whatcha up to? You're not slacking off, are you?
Tikoh: Oh, I'm just eating lunch.
???: Lunch? At this hour? It feels like whenever you're not working, you're eating.
Tikoh: Mmf! Being a doctor is hard work... It's important to eat and recharge when you can.
Tikoh: But Shannon... Does it really seem like I eat that much? I hope I haven't gained weight again...
Shannon is a village girl who's grown attached to Tikoh after having her scraped knee healed by the good doctor.
Shannon: Nuh-uh, you're not the least bit chubby. Rather, you're cute and super cool.
Tikoh: Oh, I know I'm cute. I grew up with my parents telling me every day how cute I am.
Shannon: What a nice upbringing you must've had...
Tikoh: That's why staying at a healthy weight is always at the forefront of my mind...
Tikoh: And just so you know, Shannon, I can't take you with me no matter how much you shower me with compliments.
Shannon: Bleh...
Lately, Shannon has been thinking of becoming a doctor herself one day, often badgering Tikoh to take her on her travels.
Tikoh: I don't plan on leaving the village just yet, so we can still be good friends while I'm here. I'll even help you with your studies.
Shannon: It's not studying that I wanna do! I wanna go out into the world as a doctor and expand my horizons!
Tikoh: But to become a doctor, you'll have to study.
Shannon: Meh, I hate studying...
Tikoh: Haha... Aren't you cute.
Shannon: Cuter than you?
Tikoh: No, but you come pretty close.
Shannon: Ahahaha! You're hilarious, Tikoh!
Shannon's Dad: Hey, Shannon! It's gonna be night soon!
Shannon: Mama! Papa!
Shannon's Mom: We're sorry she's been taking up your free time, Dr. Tikoh.
Tikoh: Oh, no, no, I love having Shannon around. She kept me company.
Shannon: Ehehe... What she said!
Shannon's Dad: Are you done for the day, Doctor? Why don't you join us for dinner?
Tikoh: Thank you for the offer, but I have another surgery lined up tonight. People have been getting into a lot of accidents lately.
Shannon's Dad: I suppose that comes with being in a mountain village, treacherous terrain anywhere you go...
Shannon's Mom: We can't thank you enough for all your help, Dr. Tikoh.
Tikoh: Well, I'm just doing my job.
Over time, Tikoh starts to wonder if there isn't a more long-term solution.
Villager 2: Thank you so much. Who'd have thought I could be crushed by my own wagon...
Tikoh: How does something like that even happen?
Villager 2: The handle on the thing's not in the greatest shape. It buckled under the weight of the load.
Villager 2: The wagon kept going and ran over me. How embarrassing. Well, I suppose I'll take my leave now.
The number of patients continues to increase. Because the reason for each injury is different, Tikoh is at a loss for how to remedy the situation.
For better or worse, it isn't too long before the doctor notices what exactly is amiss with the village.
Tikoh: Next patient, please.
Stranger: Good day, Doctor.
Tikoh: My goodness, your arm!
The bones of the man's bloodstained arm are sticking out in various places, twisted and turned into unnatural positions down to the fingertips.
Stranger: I found myself caught in a rockfall while trekking through the mountains... I made it out alive, but I'm busted up pretty bad...
Stranger: You wouldn't believe how relieved I was when I heard a doctor was in the village.
Tikoh: Are you a resident from another town? You must've walked a long way to get here. Let's take a look at your arm.
Tikoh passes a light through the man's arm, using magic to draw a diagram of its skeletal structure.
Stranger: Color me surprised... I didn't know such magic existed.
Tikoh: What we have here is a case of complicated fracture. Fortunately, no debris has gotten inside. I'm going to proceed with a recovery spell.
Stranger: Using your rod, I take it?
Tikoh: Mm-hm... Why do you ask?
Stranger: Something about the rod really stood out to me... May I ask where you found it?
Tikoh: It's a family heirloom. I come from a family of doctors, and the rod is said to symbolize medicine and healing.
Tikoh: It's a mysterious tool that makes my medical magic possible.
Stranger: What a delightful rod... Almost as delightful as you...
Tikoh: Mm... Thanks.
Tikoh: (Is he flirting with me?)
As Tikoh continues with the treatment, the man appears to be interested only in her and the rod.

Two Heads Are Better than One: Scene 2

Suspecting something afoul with her never-ending supply of patients, Tikoh discovers that a man had been laying traps all over the village. He's taken control of the family of Shannon, a local girl quite taken up with Tikoh. When the man murders Shannon and her mother before the doctor's very eyes, she saves Shannon by transferring the girl's soul into her own body.

Villager 2: Thanks for fixing me up again, Doctor...
Villager 2: The wagon handle came right off this time. I made sure to triple-check everything, but I guess you never know what might happen...
Tikoh: Well... Let's just be glad you're okay.
The patients continue flooding in on a daily basis. They all seem to believe that their injuries are caused by mere accidents.
Tikoh, however, has a rather different take on things.
Sensing something very intentional behind the steady stream of patients, Tikoh conducts an investigation.
Tikoh: (I lost track of him last night, but I know that silhouette...)
Tikoh had spotted someone laying traps all over town under the cover of darkness.
The doctor is intent on nabbing this criminal once and for all. And her chance to do so comes soon enough.
Tikoh: Stop right there.
Stranger: Hm?
Tikoh: You're... You've been in my office before!
Stranger: Ah, good to see you too, Doctor. A beautiful evening, isn't it?
Tikoh: You're not from this village, are you? The sun went down a long time ago. Why are you up and about when it's pitch black outside?
Tikoh is certain that the man had been fidgeting with the low stone wall that the locals like to rest their backs against.
Stranger: Nuh-uh, I was born and raised here. That's my home right there. Why don't you come say hello to my family?
Tikoh: Huh?
The man leads Tikoh to one of the houses and knocks on the door.
Stranger: Hey, I'm back.
Shannon: Welcome home, Papa.
Shannon's Mom: How way your day, hon?
Tikoh: What in the...
Stranger: You see? That's my wife and daughter.
Shannon: Hello, Tikoh. It's good to see you.
Shannon's Mom: You're more than welcome to take a load off and relax, Dr. Tikoh.
Stranger: Mm, whatever's cooking smells great. I hope you'll join us for dinner, Doc.
Tikoh: Hold on a sec... None of this makes any sense...
Shannon & Mom: ...
Stranger: What do you mean?
Tikoh: You're... You're not really Shannon's father.
Tikoh utters those words while clutching Shannon's shoulders.
Tikoh: Tell me, Shannon. Who is this person?
Shannon: My one and only Papa.
Tikoh: No, this can't be... I've met your dad...
Tikoh: Miss, where is your husband?
Shannon's Mom: My hubby's right here, of course.
Tikoh: No!
Stranger: You see, Doctor? There's nothing fishy going on here.
The man speaks with a matter-of-fact tone.
But Tikoh remains unconvinced.
Tikoh: Hah, I'd argue that there's nothing that doesn't seem fishy here.
Stranger: Come again?
Tikoh points to Shannon and her mother.
Tikoh: Their breathing is shallow, their pulses are racing, and their expressions are stiff.
Tikoh: But their behavior is inconsistent with these symptoms of extreme panic, almost as if some power has taken hold over them.
Tikoh: As a doctor, it would be remiss of me to conclude that they are well.
Stranger: ...
With a flourish of Tikoh's rod, a light shines in Shannon's and her mother's eyes. They begin to shake in fear.
Shannon: Save us, Tikoh...
Shannon's Mom: Sniff...
Tikoh: Tell me what happened. Where's your father?
Shannon's Mom: Sob... H-he's...
Stranger: Sigh... After all that work turning us into a family...
Tikoh: Huh?
Stranger: It's too bad!
Shannon's Mom: ...!
The head of Shannon's mother flits through the air before landing with a plop and tumbling along the floor.
Tikoh: Wha...
Stranger: Look what you made me do!
Shannon: ...!
Her chest pierced open, Shannon lets out a barely audible gasp before collapsing to her knees.
Tikoh: Sh-Shannon!
Stranger: What a shame. I was really looking forward to the village life.
Tikoh: Shannon... Shannon!
Having had her heart punctured, Shannon breathes her last breath.
Tikoh: No... Please, no...
Shannon: ...
Tikoh: Shannon! Why... How could I let this happen...
Tikoh: ...!
Tikoh suddenly feels an unusual warmth from her rod.
Tikoh: The Asclepius Rod is glowing...
Tikoh: It's telling me that Shannon's soul is still here! The rod's keeping her tied to this world!
The Asclepius Rod is hanging on to Shannon's soul by a thread.
Tikoh: What do I do! I need time to fix her body!
Tikoh realizes that the soul cannot be held long enough for her to repair the body.
Tikoh: It's too damaged... Her soul needs a separate container!
Taking another look at the girl's pierced body and her decapitated mother, Tikoh realizes there is only one viable container.
Shannon: ...
Tikoh: I won't let you die, Shannon... There was so much more you wanted to do... I'm going to save you!
Tikoh: Asclepius Rod! Transfer Shannon's soul into me!
Tikoh holds the rod close to her chest, after which terrifying memories flood through her mind.
Shannon's Dad: Ngh!
Shannon's Mom: Aiieee! Honey, no....
Stranger: He's dead. If only he'd just left like I asked him to.
The man had paid an unannounced visit to the girl's house days earlier.
He told the father, "I'm going to be the man of this house now. I suggest you kindly leave."
Stranger: He got his just deserts for being so hostile.
Shannon's Mom: Wh... Why would you do such a thing...
Stranger: I need to stay in this village for a while. There's something I want to keep a close eye on.
Stranger: I need food and shelter for the duration. Having a family would be even better. I always did want to try my hand at country life.
Shannon's Mom: I... I don't know what you're getting at... Oh, my dearest...
Shannon: Dad?
Shannon's Mom: Shannon! Stay back!
Stranger: What's wrong? Come on out, Shannon. The three of us are gonna be a family from now on.
Stranger: What say we have dinner? Seems like the perfect family thing to do. Especially since the food's right in front of us.
Stranger: Consider this a rite to welcome the newest member of your family. In with the new, out with the old.
Shannon's Mom: Huh?
Stranger: What's the matter? Aren't you hungry? I might not look it, but I'm a pretty good cook. And the ingredients couldn't be any fresher.
Shannon's Mom: Eeeep! Aaahh...
Shannon: ...
Stranger: Eat up, Shannon. Wouldn't do to let the food go to waste.
Stranger: Just so we're all on the same page, Shannon's going to call me "Papa" from now on.
Shannon's Mom: ...
Stranger: And don't even think of running. I'll hunt you down; I'm good at that.
Shannon's Mom: !
Stranger: So just be good girls, and we can be a happy family.
The stranger is ruthless in instilling fear in the two, brainwashing them into being a good "wife" and "daughter."
Tikoh has now, in a way, experienced the events that went down in this house.
Tikoh: Urgh! Blegh... Nhg...
Tikoh: Cough... Hack...
Tikoh: What... have you done...
Thoroughly disgusted, she empties the contents of her stomach.
Stranger: As a senior member of Navis, it's my job to look for weapons. Impressive, don'tcha think?
Shannon: Navis?
Stranger: There's a special set of weapons which, when gathered together, form a key that depicts the location of a primal beast. They're coordinates, in a sense.
Stranger: I wanna meet that primal beast. It matters more than anything else to me.
Stranger: Fortunately, I was able to come across one of those weapons in this village. So I know I'm not grasping at the stars.
Shannon: Weapon...
Stranger: If you've got dreams for the future, then you ought to keep at it too, Shannon.
The man gently pats Shannon on the head.
Shannon: Yes, Papa... I'll do my best...
Shannon's Mom: Aren't you the luckiest daughter alive, Shannon...
Tikoh: Navis...
Though unsteady on her feet, Tikoh gets up and chases after the man.

Two Heads Are Better than One: Scene 3

Having absorbed Shannon's memories, Tikoh learns that the man—Ferdinand—is a member of Navis who's been poking around the village to learn more about the doctor's Asclepius Rod. The Shannon side of Tikoh in particular wants revenge on Navis for taking away her family, and the crew agrees to help.

Villager 1: I-it's a fire! Darn it, how'd it spread so fast!
Stranger: My, look at it burn. The air must be really dry.
Tikoh: Wait...
Stranger: Well, if it isn't the good doctor. My wife and kid send their regards.
Tikoh: Nonsense! Y-you murdered Shannon's father!
Tikoh: And then you fed him to his family!
Stranger: Odd... The only way you'd know that is if you were watching from somewhere like a Peeping Tom...
Tikoh: What's Navis! Is my rod the weapon you're looking for?
Stranger: It definitely is one of them. I've been going out of my way to see what sort of miracles you can pull off with that stick.
Tikoh: The things you've done to that selfish end...
Tikoh: This rod points to a primal beast's location, doesn't it?
Stranger: With Shannon dead, there's no way you'd know that... What am I missing...
As his gaze bounces back and forth between doctor and rod, he comes to a revelation.
Stranger: I can hardly believe it... It must be the work of the rod! Where are you, Shannon? I know you're there!
Tikoh: ...!
Stranger: I've heard tell that the Asclepius Rod can revive even the dead!
Stranger: Bwahahaha! I see what you did—you brought her back to life by sharing your body with her soul!
Stranger: Your magical prowess is truly remarkable! Papa's glad you're still around, Shannon!
Tikoh: Don't you dare pretend to be her father anymore!
Tikoh flies off the handle and sends several scalpels hurtling toward the man with her magic.
Stranger: Hrgh!
The man parries most of them, but one scalpel lodges deep into his arm.
Stranger: The hell is your problem! I thought you were a doctor! This ain't how you use medical tools!
Tikoh: I'm improvising. A malignant tumor on the world like you requires extra attention.
Tikoh: Beginning operation! Surgical removal is the only way to preserve world peace!
Stranger: Think you can hold your own, lil' lady?
Tikoh: As someone who travels alone, I certainly can.
Stranger: Crap, the blood won't stop pouring out... You got me good... I can barely move my arm now.
Tikoh: Compared to what you did to Shannon's family, you're getting off easy.
Stranger: I've always wanted a family of my own... I thought that by consuming the body of the old father, the three of us would be able to move on together...
Stranger: I'm so sorry... I suppose I should have eaten him alone, but there was just so much meat...
Tikoh: You're crazy!
Stranger: You're not the first one to tell me that... You know, as a kid, I never meant to stand out from the crowd.
Stranger: But I fell head over heels in love with a girl. She loved dogs. Kept a big, white mutt in her yard.
Stranger: I studied up as much as I could on the animals to become a dog lover myself. And then I killed that mutt in secret.
Tikoh: ...!
Stranger: I figured the resulting pain and sadness would create an opening in her heart—an opening that I could fill.
Stranger: Thing is, they quickly figured out it was me who killed the dog. Everyone called me crazy...
Tikoh: No surprise there.
Stranger: My whole life has always been that way. Why? I've never meant any harm.
Stranger: Oof, it hurts real bad... I can hardly feel my arm anymore...
Tikoh: ...
Though Tikoh has no intention of healing the man, she grows complacent for a second.
Stranger: Psych!
Tikoh: Ngh!
He throws sand into her eyes, temporarily robbing the doctor of her sight.
Stranger: Bwahahaha! I've watched you long enough to know how kind you are at heart!
Stranger: And now I also know you can fight! Thanks for showing me!
Tikoh: You let the scalpel hit you on purpose? You coward! Let's settle this once and for all!
Stranger: Nah, I think I'll pass. I set a pretty big fire, so the crowd's not gonna get any smaller. Me and Navis prefer to stick to the shadows.
Stranger: Don't worry too much about how you broke up our new family. Wasn't gonna last long anyway, with how suspicious the neighbors were getting.
Stranger: Still, I'm impressed you managed to bind that girl's soul to your own. Crazy is as crazy gets.
Tikoh: What's this Navis you speak of? Tell me about the primal beast!
Stranger: You can keep the rod for now. Papa's got work to do.
By the time Tikoh regains her vision, she is greeted by the sight of a burning house. The man is no longer there.
The fire had spread to neighboring structures before finally withering away in the morning, leaving a part of the village damaged.
Tikoh, having packed her belongings, now stands on a road outside the village leading far into the distance.
Tikoh: My little clinic got caught in the fire... Though, fortunately, I was still able to heal everyone.
Tikoh: Shannon, I'm so sorry for what's become of your family. This is a grave sin that I'll never be able to make up for.
Tikoh: I had no idea the Asclepius Rod held such a dark secret.
Tikoh: Shannon, we'll be together forever from now on. I'll show you the outside world that you wanted to see so badly.
Tikoh: Since I was powerless to restore you to your body in that moment, I'm going to continue improving my medical skills...
Tikoh: And I'm going to go after that man. We share a common goal now. I promise you that we'll get you your revenge.
Tikoh: Let's go. If I find other weapons out there similar to my rod, they could point me in his direction.
Tikoh: And that's my story.
(Captain) and Mary remain silent for a while after the doctor relates her past.
Mary: You mean... it's not just you in there, Tikoh?
Tikoh: I'm Tikoh, but I'm also Shannon. You could also say we're neither.
Tikoh: My original personality's gone to the wind now that our two souls have fused.
Mary: So... I take it you're Tikoh right now. What does Shannon think about all this?
Tikoh: As Shannon, I'd say I'm satisfied. After feasting on Papa, I'm not sure I would have been comfortable going back to my old body.
Tikoh: And I love being with Tikoh. I'm so glad we get to see the outside world together.
Mary: And what of that man? Have you found out anything about him during your travels?
Tikoh: Hardly... There hasn't been much on Navis either...
Tikoh: I did find a decent lead in Shannon's memories though.
Shannon opens her eyes in the middle of the night to hear the man talking to someone. She pretends to be asleep.
Stranger: Hope it wasn't too much trouble for you to come all the way out here.
Ragazzo: ...
Stranger: We can leave the Asclepius Rod as is, given how valuable it is. It's probably best to keep its wielder alive for now as well.
Ragazzo: ...
Stranger: That's all I have to report. I know it was tough getting here, so I'm sorry I don't have more for you.
Tikoh: I couldn't hear the other person very well, but I was able to make out the name he uttered...
Tikoh: "Ferdinand," it was.
As Mary remains quiet, (Captain) moves the conversation along.
  1. We're glad to have you aboard.
  2. Nice to meet you.

Choose: We're glad to have you aboard.

Tikoh: Huh? I thought we already did our intros.
Mary: Hrm, we only kind of did.
Go to "Continue 1"

Choose: Nice to meet you.

Tikoh: Huh? I'm not sure I get you...
Mary: Ah, I see what (Captain)'s saying... We're always happy to make new friends.

Continue 1

Mary: Shannon's a part of you too. And since we just found out about her, we wanted to make her feel just as welcome.
Tikoh: ...
Mary: Make yourself at home, Shannon! We'll take you all over the world on the Grandcypher!
Though Tikoh is dumbfounded, she finds her lips curling into a smile.
Tikoh: Teehee... What a strange bunch you are.
(Captain) gladly welcomes Tikoh and Shannon into the crew and promises to help them on their journey.
And so the search for Navis and ancient weapons becomes another objective for the crew.