The Wide Blue Yonder
Sig is on a search for a rumored creature when she sends for the crew to meet her on an island. Sig says the monster she's chasing is called "Fassie," and that it's said to be larger than a mountain. As the crew members search the island for the beast's resting place, they are rocked by successive earthquakes. It turns out that the island itself is Fassie, and the crew run away. Sig, however, is unafraid. Rather she is ecstatic at the realization that the skies hold more secrets than she could imagine.
(Captain) and crew are on vacation on Yudhisthira Island when they get caught up in a mysterious earthquake.
They meet Sig, the seventh captain of the Druga Pirates, who joins them in investigating the occurrence.
The crew is taking a much deserved rest in a rare break in the fighting when they have an unexpected visitor.
Thug 1: You, we got something we need a "respectable" skyfarer crew like you to do fer us.
Vyrn: What's this then? You look like one of them Druga pirates, am I right? Sig's your boss, ain't she?
Thug 1: Please, can ye take 'er with ye?
The thugs explain that Sig is too big a fish to be kept in such a small pond as Yudhisthira.
Thug 2: Y'know she really does want to leave the island some day.
Sig: What're you guys sayin' about me?
Thug 2: Gah! Cap'n!
Sig: And just what were ye planning with these fine people behind me back?
The thugs say that they just want to respect their captain's wishes to one day leave the island.
Thug 2: We… We're all mighty proud to be workin' under ye, cap'n…
Thug 2: That's why… We don't ever want ye to feel beholden to us, if ye get me meanin'…
Sig: Humph… Ye're every bit as silly as ye were the day I hired ye.
Sig: Ye're not even close to being able to fend fer yerselves, but ye're already tryin' to kick me out?
Sig: If that's how it is, I won't outstay me welcome…
Sig: But then… (Captain), ye're the cap'n, right? Will ye take a salty seadog like me in yer crew?
Weighing up Sig's affection for her crew and her curiosity of what lay beyond the horizon, (Captain) agrees to let her join.
Sig: Arr, so there it is then. I'm to be a part of yer crew then, (Captain). Ye won't be sorry!
Vyrn: Heheh! The Druga Pirates are really gonna miss you!
Sig: They never think more than one meal in the future. It'll hit them later though.
Sig joins the crew, and after taking care of the earthquakes she leaves with them on their journey.
One day Sig calls the crew together to tell them that she intends to leave.
Sig: I'm sorry. I've heard of a catch that I just can't ignore. Don't ye worry, though. I'll be back!
Lyria: OK. Just make sure you get back here as soon as possible!
Vyrn: I guess we can't force you to stay! I can't wait to hear about what you get up to!
Having said her farewells, Sig leaves the ship with a smile.
Some time later the crew receive a letter from Sig, asking them to meet her on an island.
Lyria: Wow, what a desolate island. There's nothing here!
Vyrn: Is this a deserted island? I don't think there're even any animals here!
Lyria: Whoa! The ground, it's shaking!
Vyrn: Huh? I got a weird feeling about this island. I can see why no one lives here.
Sig: Ye're right, it's completely deserted.
Lyria: Ah! Sig, long time no see!
Sig: Har har har! How're ye farin'?
Vyrn: Not bad! How are you? Did you find the treasure you went looking for?
Sig: Aye, I think I did. I followed rumors this way and that, and I think I'm finally getting close.
Lyria: Amazing! So what did you find? I'd love to see it!
Sig: Har har. I haven't got it yet. I need some help to get me hands on it.
Vyrn: Oh? So that means…
Sig: Arr. The reason I called ye all here. I need yer help.
Lyria: Leave it up to us! We'll help in whatever way we can!
Vyrn: Of course. But what are we doing here? I don't see any water anywhere.
Sig: Oh, I should explain. This fish is bigger'n anything I've come across before.
Sig: I don't know who named it, but I hear it's called "Fassie."
Sig: If the stories be true then it's bigger than a mountain and flies through the skies like Albacore.
Lyria: What! A fish bigger than a mountain?
Sig: I'm sure it's an exaggeration. But stories have been popping up of the beast all over the skies.
Sig: I analyzed the rumors, and worked out where it was heading. This island is its destination.
Vyrn: Are you serious? Do you really think we can catch a fish that big?
Sig: Har har har! Of course! I have faith in ye!
Sig: Aren't ye the crew that took down Albacore? And aren't I the captain of the Druga Pirates? Together there's nothin' we can't do!
Lyria: Heehee, you're right! This'll be easy!
Vyrn: Hmm… I guess we have fought our fair share of fish!
Sig: That's the spirit! Now, let's go look fer where the beastie sleeps. It's gotta be somewhere on this island.
Lyria: Whoa! Another earthquake!
Vyrn: What's going on here? Something smells fishy…
Sig: Ye're right. Maybe it has somethin' to do with the air currents…
Sig: Huh? What was that?
Lyria: What's wrong?
Sig: Over there. Look at the ground, doesn't it look a bit weird?
Vyrn: Hmm? I guess there's some kind of hollow. It almost looks like it's been dug out with fangs or something.
Lyria: Wh-wh-whoa! Another one!
Could this mean…
Sig: Oh no! Everyone, back to the ship!
Vyrn: What? What now, all of a sudden?
Vyrn: Whoa! That one was the biggest yet!
Sig: And they're coming more often! Where did ye moor the ship?
Lyria: Over there! But, what…
Sig: No time to explain! Just hurry!
The crew board the Grandcypher even as the ship itself is getting rocked by the earthquakes.
At Sig's command they make an emergency liftoff. The crew stands on deck and look out at the deserted island.
From the mass that they thought was an island there comes a great roar, then the whole thing sinks beneath the clouds.
Lyria: Wh-whoa! D-did everyone just see that?
Vyrn: Unbelievable! But, what was it?
Sig: I see. So that island was Fassie all along.
Lyria: What! I know you said it was going to be big, but that's crazy.
Vyrn: You gotta be kidding me. No animal can get that big!
Lyria: Oooh, I'm getting scared just thinking about it. It's not even a primal beast.
Vyrn: If it's not a primal beast, then what the hell is it?
Sig: Heh… Heheheh…
Sig: Har har har har! Ye got me there!
Lyria: Erm, Sig?
Sig: Oh, sorry. I was just thinkin' that the skies sure are big, aren't they!
Sig: I think that hollow we saw earlier must be where Albacore had bitten it.
Sig: You were right, they were teeth marks. Albacore and Fassie must have been great rivals.
Sig: Fassie must be getting more active because we've knocked out its only competition.
Sig: Makes sense if you think about it.
Lyria: Well if you put it that way…
Sig: Har har… Anyway, I don't think we'll be able to catch that thing just yet.
Sig: But don't worry, there're plenty o' fish in the sea!
Vyrn: Hey, we just got chased away by the biggest beast I've ever seen, why're you so happy?
Sig: Don't you get it? As captain of a fishing boat there's nothin' more excitin' than the unknown!
Sig: Look at me, I'm shakin'. Leaving Yudhisthira was the best thing I've ever done!
Lyria: Heehee, oh Sig…
Vyrn: As plucky as ever.
Sig: OK, hard to starboard! Fame and fortune awaits! I can't wait to see what we'll find out there!
Sig rejoins the crew on their grand quest.
The skies are full of mystery. Sig is on a quest to find them all, and has been filled with a renewed enthusiasm.
The Wide Green Yonder
Having completed a certain request, the crew settles down for a meal in the village. The shopkeep offers them some scourgefish sashimi, claiming that he got it from a peddler who came by the village. However, Sig can tell that the fish in front of them isn't the legendary giant monster and wasn't even caught from an ocean. The crew decides to head to the forest to find the peddler.
As requested by a client, the crew has disembarked upon a certain island.
Having completed the request without incident, they retire to a village tavern for a meal.
Sig: Great work today, everyone! We really nailed it!
Vyrn: Heheh! The village chief said he was glad he requested us for the job!
Lyria: Yeah! I'm glad we were able to resolve everything in the end!
Shopkeep: Welcome! Are y'all the airship crew I've heard so much about? Then everything's on the house!
Sig: Ooh! Thanks a bunch! Can't wait!
Shopkeep: No problem! We have something good for y'all today!
The shopkeep eagerly slides the dishes onto the table.
Vyrn: Hmm? Is this some kind of meat? But it's raw!
Shopkeep: Ha ha ha! It's supposed to be. It's a special seafood dish.
Lyria: Huh? So it's fish?
Shopkeep: Yup. It's an Auguste-exclusive dish, y'see…
Sig: It's called "sashimi." They cut the fish into bite-sized pieces that you dip into the sauce and eat.
Vyrn: Ooh, I see! So this is a special dish from your hometown, huh, Sig?
Lyria: Ummm… Is this black liquid the "sauce"?
Sig: Yep. Just dip it in and then stuff the whole thing in your mouth!
Vyrn: Let's see… Wow! I've never tasted anything like it!
Lyria: (Munch, munch)… Ooh! This flavor is so… different!
Sig: Now it's my turn. We fishers have very discerning tastes, I'll have you know!
Sig: Let's see… Om nom nom…
Shopkeep: Umm… So… how is it? Does it hold up to the real thing?
Sig: Oh, it's not bad or anything. It's just…
Sig: What kind of fish is this, exactly?
Shopkeep: Heh heh heh… I'm glad you asked!
Shopkeep: I should have known you would notice it, miss. This fish is of the highest quality! It is none other than scourgefish!
Lyria: WHAT? S- Scourgefish?
Shopkeep: Yeah, that's right! I bought it from a peddler who came into town recently.
Sig: Oh really? A peddler, eh?
Sig: Say, mister. Did you know that the scourgefish is a legendary giant monster that lives in the Auguste Sea?
Shopkeep: Huh? L- Legendary? I'm afraid not. I only heard rumors in passing, y'see…
Sig: I knew it… This fish here isn't high quality. Far from it. It's basically worthless.
Sig: What is this fish doing in this village? I don't know what you were told, but you were lied to.
Shopkeep: No… But I… But… It can't be!
Sig: To be fair, this one does look like a scourgefish, but it doesn't taste like the ocean.
Sig: Trust me. I'm a fisher, so I know what I'm talking about.
Shopkeep: Nngh… I… I can't believe it…
Sig: I'm sorry this happened to you. Do you know where we can find this "peddler"?
Shopkeep: Yeah. He should be in the forest to the north, as I recall.
Sig: Say, (Captain). Wanna pay this "peddler" a visit? The fisher part of me just can't let this go.
Vyrn: Let's go! Whoever they are, I don't like their style!
Lyria: Yeah! We can't let them get away with this!
Sig: All right! Then it looks like we've got a job to do!
The Wide Green Yonder: Scene 2
The crew finds out that the peddler has been selling monster meat that tastes like scourgefish. Seized with righteous indignation as a fisher, Sig points her sword at the attacking peddler, prepared to punish him.
The crew heads deep into the forest. Soon, they spot a suspicious figure.
Peddler: Heh heh heh… Yeees, this will do nicely…
Sig: There he is. That must be the so-called "peddler"…
Lyria: He's, uh… digging a hole in the ground?
Vyrn: Hmm? Seems like some kinda trap. Is he out hunting or something?
Sig: Not sure. Let's just wait and see…
Peddler: Now then, come right this way… Yes, right into this hole!
Peddler: Tch… I don't have all day! Hurry it up, would you?
Peddler: Yes! You completely fell for it!
Peddler: Allow me to express my gratitude! I'll get quite the coin in exchange for a "scourgefish" like you!
Vyrn: Huh? Oh no… Don't tell me… The "sashimi" we ate earlier came from that?
Lyria: EEK! That caterpillar monster… we ate it?
Peddler: HEY! WHO'S THERE?
Lyria: Oh no! I'm sorry!
Sig: Guess we don't have a choice…
Hey, you! Explain yourself!
Sig: Do you mean to tell me you were going to sell this monster as a scourgefish? That's no joke to a fisher like me.
Peddler: Tch… So you saw everything?
Peddler: Fine! Secret's out! But don't you dare copy me, got it? This is my genius idea!
Vyrn: Ha ha, very funny! What you're doing is fraud, pal!
Peddler: Listen, I'm just spicing up their lives a little! These country bumpkins have never tasted the real thing! You should thank me!
Lyria: That's not right! You're lying to them!
Peddler: Hah hah hah! It's their fault for believing me!
Peddler: Now then, enough talk! I'll turn you people into sashimi, too!
Sig: This guy's rotten to the core… Let's get him, (Captain)!
The Wide Green Yonder: Scene 3
Having learned he was scammed, the shopkeep is utterly crushed, losing all motivation. Sig decides to encourage him by making a special dish known only to fishers. The shopkeep takes a liking to the flavor and cheers right up. Feeling encouraged once again, he adds this dish to the menu.
Having returned to the village, the crew decides to tell the shopkeep the truth of the matter.
Shopkeep: Oh my goodness… It was monster meat?
Sig: Sorry you had to find out this way. But we got your money back, at least. Here.
Shopkeep: Thanks. I can't believe I put so much effort into preparing a monster dish… Haha! Guess I'm certainly gonna be a laughing stock.
Vyrn: Awww, don't let it get you down, mister!
Lyria: Hey, um, maybe we could help you!
Shopkeep: Huh? Oh, no, don't worry about me. I'm just kinda tired.
Sig: Aww, c'mon! Cheer up, would you?
Sig: I didn't go to all this trouble just so you could feel bad over it!
Sig: To the contrary! Now that you know what meat you're working with, don't you think you could make more a more suitable dish?
Sig: I mean, for example… No, it would take too long to explain! Lemme borrow your kitchen!
Sig: Hehehe… Good, good! Perfect!
Vyrn: Hey, Sig! You never told us you could cook!
Sig: Of course I can! When you go on a fishing trip, you gotta make food on the boat, so I've thrown together my share of meals!
Sig: All right! It's done! Dig in, everyone!
Shopkeep: Whoa! This is delicious! What is this?
Sig: Well, you see, this monster tastes similar to scourgefish, but the meat isn't as firm.
Sig: And when it comes to tender meat, the best thing you can do is dice it up, mix it with a condiment, and bam! Done.
Sig: Where I'm from, we call this "tuna salad"!
Lyria: (Chew, chew)… Thish monshter tastesh sho good!
Vyrn: This is incredible! I'm impressed, Sig! You're not the slob I took you for!
Sig: Excuse me? You trying to get a one-way ticket into the oven? Huh?
Vyrn: EEEK! It was a joke! A joke!
Shopkeep: Ha ha ha! Goodness, I wouldn't have thought up a dish like this in a million years!
Shopkeep: Thank you, miss. You've given me the courage to try again.
Sig: No problem! And don't forget, tons of those monsters live in the forest. You can make all the tuna salad you want!
Sig: I'll give you the recipe later. Just remember me once you make it big!
Shopkeep: Don't you worry! If that happens, you can have all the free food you want!
Years later, the traditional fisher's "tuna salad" would become a beloved dish worldwide.
As the catalyst for this event, Sig would go on to gain fame among certain circles.