All For One, and One For All
Vane has been promoted to the position of vice-captain of the Order of the White Dragons, who are charged with the protection of the royal capital Feendrache. After being promoted he begins to feel the weight of responsibility that such a position places on one's shoulders. Finally realizing what his best friend Lancelot has been going through, he seeks out Siegfried for some special training. He wants to improve so that he might help out his friends in times of need.
(Captain) and crew catch up with Vane on the way to the royal capital Feendrache.
On the way to the capital he starts to tell the crew of his position as vice-captain of the order of the White Dragons.
Vane: Y'know it's a different feeling entirely, being in command. Before it was just fight, fight, fight. But now…
Vane: Now I have to be strong, not just for myself but for others as well.
Vyrn: Huh. I didn't think vice-captains complained this much.
Vane: Hey! Even vice-captains have a right to worry, you know!
Vane: Wait, this feels really familiar.
Vyrn: It does? Guess it's just deja vu.
Vane: I guess so.
Vane: Anyway, I think I finally get what Lancey went through. I've really grown as a person!
Vyrn: Say, you've been going on about being vice-captain for a while now, but where's your crew?
Vane: What? Oh, my subordinates went on ahead of me to the capital.
Vyrn: Huh? Why didn't you all go together?
Vane: That… um… that's classified!
Vyrn: What? Don't say that, it makes me want to know even more!
Vane: Fine, I'll tell you. But you mustn't share this with another soul, understand?
Vane: Before they left for the capital, I had a secret training session with Siegfried.
Vane starts to tell the tale of his session with Siegfried.
Vane puts his whole weight behind his strike, but Siegfried deflects it easily.
Siegfried: Had enough?
Vane is being trained by Siegfried in a village near the royal capital.
Vane: Haaah… Haaah… Siegfried, you're so fast… How?
Siegfried: That's not the problem. The problem is that your attacks are far too predictable.
Vane: What? They are? I had no idea.
Vane: I thought I pulled off my special feint fairly well.
Siegfried: Tch. Special moves aren't worth a whole lot if they don't hit the target.
Siegfried: I don't believe this. A weapon isn't just for waving about wildly. They're far more useful than that.
Vane: I know that! I mean, I remember Lancey saying something like that once…
Siegfried: …Sigh… What I'm trying to say is that you have yet to truly unlock your weapon's full potential.
Vane looks dejected after Siegfried's tirade.
Vane: Aah… I feel so useless.
Vane: Maybe I should use a great sword like you.
Siegfried hears Vane's mumbling and swings his great sword at him.
Siegfried: Hand me your weapon.
Siegfried switches weapons with the perplexed Vane.
Vane: Whoa! This sword is heavier than it looks!
Siegfried: Now if we're ready, let us begin!
Vane: OK, I'm going to win this time!
Siegfried unleashes a flurry of attacks, toying with the obviously outmatched Vane.
Vane is harried by Siegfried's onslaught until he finally loses his weapon.
Siegfried: You see Vane? This is how your weapon should be used.
Vane does no better with Siegfried's sword than he had done earlier with his own.
Vane hides his face in his hands, and his shoulders start to shake.
Siegfried: Vane, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make you…
Vane: …That was amazing! Truly amazing! You really live up to your reputation, Siegfried!
Vane: Whoa! I had no idea my weapon was capable of moves like that! You've opened my eyes to a whole world of new opportunities!
Siegfried: (…Guess I had nothing to worry about after all…)
Vane: Hmm? Did you say something?
Siegfried: Heheh. No, I didn't say a word.
The secretly relieved Siegfried continues with the lesson.
Siegfried: Vane, choosing a weapon is a serious business. You have to take any number of things into consideration.
Siegfried: Take Lancelot, for example. His style favors the agility of the dual blades. He can use them to toy with his opponents.
Siegfried: Whereas my "Dragonslayer Great Sword" has been designed to be heavier than normal. That is to make it work for me.
Vane: It's true that Lancey's swords do suit his personality perfectly.
Vane: And here on your sword, there's this… Is it a foothold? It's certainly a unique weapon!
Siegfried: Do you get it now? This weapon is designed with me in mind, so you must've found it difficult to use.
Vane: Yes! I much prefer my own halberd!
Vane takes his beloved halberd back from Siegfried.
Siegfried: Remember, your weapon is an extension of your self.
Siegfried: The longer you are together, the more you will get to know each other and be able to work better as a team.
Vane: I get it now!
Siegfried: I'm sure you do, Vane.
Siegfried: …Nothing. Well then, shall we have a short break?
Vane: No, let's carry on! Just one more bout! Please, Sir Siegfried?
Siegfried: Oh, so now you feel like training? Very well. Come at me whenever you're ready!
And so Vane's training session with Siegfried restarts with a new enthusiasm.
Lyria: Wow, it's like one of those legends from long ago in a distant sky, with masters and apprentices!
Vane: Right? I never even dreamt that I'd one day be training with the legendary Siegfried.
Vane: Hahahah! It's more than this lowly vice-captain deserves!
Vyrn: OK, so I get that you were busy with your secret training and all…
Vyrn: But what has any of that got to do with the rest of your men going on ahead of you?
Vane: Well if they knew what I was up to, word might get to Lancey.
Vyrn: You don't want Lancelot to know what you're up to?
Vane: No. I mean, it wouldn't be the end of the world, but I just don't want him to know.
Vane: I mean, wouldn't it be cool if Lancey gets into trouble, and I come in and use my new skills to save him?
With a smile a mile wide Vane puffs out his chest in self-importance.
Lyria: Heehee. I think you make a great vice-captain, Vane!
Vane: Y-you really think so? I'm really just trying to be more like Lancey.
Choose: You're more like him than you know.
- You're more like him than you know.
- You can do it!
Vane: Heheh, thank you! Hearing you say that gives me a real boost, (Captain)!Choose: You can do it!
Vane: Y-you're right! I have to carry on working hard and one day I'll be on his level!Continue 1
Vane: All right! I'm going to continue my training and get even stronger! Then I can surprise Lancey with my new skills!
Vyrn: That's the spirit! You can do it, Vane!
Vane continues to train hard every day so as to impress his best friend.
The crew cheers on his efforts with a smile.
Make the Best of Today
Vane tries to send a subordinate White Dragon Knight home to celebrate his anniversary with his wife. The subordinate worries about what to give her as a gift, and Vane suggests he prepare a nice dinner for her. Thus, (Captain)'s party follows them into the forest to help them gather ingredients.
(Captain)'s party has arrived at Feendrache and is strolling through the town.
Lyria: Wait, isn't that Vane over there?
Lyria pointed, and lo and behold, the White Dragon Knight named Vane was standing there.
Vane: That's it for today's patrol… and there's no other tasks for right now, so… All right! You're done for the day!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: What? No, sir! I'll help you with your paperwork, First Officer, sir!
Vane: Naw, it's fine! That's my job!
Vane: I mean, we already took care of everything that needed to get done today! Go on, now! Get out of here and go home, buddy!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: But it's too early, sir!
Vyrn: Hey Vane! Whatcha up to?
Vane: Huh? Oh, hey! See, I'm trying to get this guy to go home, but he's giving me a real hard time.
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: With all due respect, First Officer, sir, why are you trying to dismiss me so early? There's still plenty of work to do…
Vane: But isn't it your anniversary today? Don't you think you should go home and be with your wife?
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Y-you remembered?
Vane: Of course! You were gushing about it the other day!
Vane: One look at that grin on your face and it was seared into my memory!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: But circumstances are different now…
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: The people are still uneasy after the incident the other day! It's not right for me to get to relax with my wife!
Vane: Don't be stupid! Are you really gonna let this emergency ruin your fun? That's even worse!
Vane: How can you be expected to protect the country when you don't even treasure those close to you? Now run on home!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: But… I don't even have an anniversary gift ready…
Vane: Who cares? Times like these, it's more important to tell her how you feel!
Lyria: He's right! You should take this opportunity to spend some quality time with your wife!
Vane: But he can't go home to her empty-handed! Hmm…. He needs a gift… I mean, it is their anniversary…
Vane: Say, do you have any ideas for a good present, (Captain)?
Vyrn: Hmmm… It should be something that'll make his wife happy… And something that won't take too long to prepare…
Vane: Oh, I know! Why don't you cook dinner for her?
Vane: She makes lunch for you every day, right? So you can use this opportunity to make it up to her!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Umm… I've only ever cooked once or twice in my life…
Vane: Wahahaha! No problem! I can help you cook!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Thank you so much, First Officer, sir! I'll do my best!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: But, ah… This is embarrassing, but… the contents of my wallet are a little sparse…
Vane: Aw, don't worry about that! Just come with me!
(Captain)'s crew follows Vane outside the city.
Vane: This time of year, there are plenty of ripe fruits and mushrooms you can pick!
Vane: We'll whip up a meal using the freshest ingredients, and your wife is sure to love it!
Lyria: Wow, that's awesome! Let's help them gather ingredients, (Captain)!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Thank you, sir… And (Captain), and everyone else… I really appreciate all the help!
Vane: Monsters and other animals like to search for food around here, so try not to get eaten!
Vane: Wait, we don't have time to goof off! We've gotta factor in the cooking time! Let's hurry, (Captain)!
Make the Best of Today: Scene 2
Vane and his subordinate show off their resourcefulness at gathering food, amassing a large amount of fruits and mushrooms. Vane claims that he learned to be self-sufficient through military training. They catch a nice fish from the river, but worry that it won't be enough. Just then, a rabbit appears, and Vane decides to make it the final ingredient. Thus, the party gears up to catch it.
Vane: Ooh, these mushrooms are edible! They'd be really good in a soup!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Ah! I ate this fruit on a march once. Might as well pick some!
Lyria: Wow! You two are doing a great job! Look at all the food we've gathered!
Vane: Heheh! Well, all that military training taught us to be self-sufficient, you know.
Vane: Plus… oh, that's right! There's a river near here where we can fish! Let's go, everybody!
Lyria: Hmmm… The fish don't seem to be biting much at all…
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Haha! Fishing takes patience, you know. But you might have a point…
…Whew. Hmm… You're a little too small, buddy. Back you go!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: You're really good at fishing, First Officer, sir! That was your third catch!
Vane: Hehe! Back in the day, me and Lancey would compete to see who could catch the most… Whoa!
There was a tug on Vane's line, and he deftly reels in his next catch.
Vane: Ooh! Now this one would make a fine meal!
Vane: Hmmm… But this isn't quite enough to fill the dinner table…
Vane: I'd like to keep fishing, but we've gotta head back if we're gonna cook everything in time…
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: This is already plenty. Thank you.
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: All I need to do now is buy the rest of the ingredients at the grocer.
Vane: Okay, then let's…
Vane gets to his feet, then suddenly freezes in realization.
Vyrn: Hmm? What's the matter, Vane?
Vane: Shhh! Look over there…
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Oh! It's a rabbit!
Vane: Sorry, little guy, but we need you to join us for dinner tonight!
Vane: All right. I'll go around behind him and chase him this way. You guys help me catch him, (Captain)!
Make the Best of Today: Scene 3
(Captain)'s party decides to do some last-minute grocery shopping. Learning the details of the situation, the shopkeepers each offer small gifts. As thanks, Vane's subordinate decides to host a party and invite everyone. The large-scale anniversary celebration puts a smile on his face, and his happiness brings a smile to Vane's face, too.
Having successfully caught the rabbit, (Captain)'s party returns to the royal capital.
Vane: We need to prepare this guy as quickly as possible… We might not make it in time, but let's do our best!
Vane led the party on a tour through various stores.
Vane: Good day, ma'am! I need a few things…
Grocer: Why, hello, Vane, dear! That's a lot of things you're carrying! Is there something special happening today?
Vane: Heheh! Well, you see, it's this guy's anniversary today!
Vane: He's decided to treat his wife to a nice home-cooked meal, but we need to pick up a few things first.
The owner of the shop next door overhears Vane talking and peeks his head out.
Bar Owner: Well, doesn't that sound swell! Here's a little freebie from me! Share a glass with the missus, Sir Knight!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: What? No, no, I couldn't! Let me pay you…
Bar Owner: Ha ha ha! It's fine, it's fine! Just take it!
Grocer: I'd like to do something to help you celebrate, too! Here, Mr. Knight! Why don't you take these potatoes?
Butcher: Oh? What's all the fuss?
One after another, shopkeepers came and gave the knight a little something, until eventually his arms were full of ingredients.
Florist: Heehee! My turn! Here you go. Enjoy your anniversary!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Oh, uh… Thank you very much! I appreciate it, everyone!
Vyrn: Haha! This is amazing! There's no way the two of 'em will be able to eat all this!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: About that… I was thinking, instead of a dinner for two, maybe all of you could join us for a party.
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: You're all welcome, skyfarers! And of course, you too, First Officer, sir!
Vane: Wha? Are you sure? But… we couldn't possibly intrude!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: I know my wife would really love to celebrate our anniversary by throwing a big party.
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Besides, it's a White Dragon Knight's job to keep the town lively and happy!
Vane: Wahahahaha! Well said, my man! I'm proud to be your first officer!
Vane: Well then, let's gather everyone in the plaza and have an outdoor get-together!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Oh! That's right! We should invite the Captain, too…
Vane: Oh, please do! And don't forget Siegfried and the other knights, too!
Vane: Oh yeah! And Percival! Can't forget him!
Knights of the Order of White Dragons: Okay! I'll go gather everyone at the plaza, then!
Vane: Got it! Then we'll carry everything there!
Vane: Now then… What shall we make today?
Lyria: Hehe! This is exciting, isn't it, (Captain)!
And so, the knight and his wife have a wonderful anniversary party with all of their friends.
Seeing his subordinate look so happy, Vane can't help but smile.
This kind and big-hearted knight would continue to protect the happiness of all the people he held dear.