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A boy fought back the monsters for a hundred days despite the affliction that plagued him. His name was Zehek, and he fought alone.After a fateful meeting between him and (Captain), wielder of Mandau, the demon-sealing shortsword, Zehek decided to join the party.
Vyrn: We need to be careful, (Captain)! I don't think the monsters are gonna give us any heads u?
Vyrn: Whoa?! Over there! Monsters... hey, wait! (Captain)! Look!
Vyrn: Hey! Look at that guy! Wait... Why is he fighting those monsters by himself?
Vyrn: H-hey! You okay?! He's gonna get himself killed! We gotta help him, (Captain)!
Zehek had taken up the challenge alone...only (Captain)'s assistance saved him.
Saved by (Captain) and company, Zehek decided the share the story of his life. A life made all the harder by sorcery-born illness.
The illness had made him a spring of magical power, a power that was irresistible to monsters.
Vyrn: I got you...that explains why you were fighting them...
Zehek: Indeed... *cough* It just comes out in a torrent. It seems to have no end...
Zehek: *cough* Hah...I can't stop it, no matter how hard I try...
Zehek: I couldn't...*cough*...I couldn't endanger the people, ah...around me. So I set out alone...*cough*
Vyrn: What’s going on?!
You sound like you're at death's door!
Zehek: And so...I've fought for...heh...100 days. Or near enough as not to matter...
Did you just say 100 days?!
Zehek: I...I'm glad you're here...
Did he just die?!
(Captain)?! What do we do?!
Zehek: B-but...the monsters stopped coming. Why?
Vyrn: Wha?! You're alive again?!
That sword you hold...Mandau? Mandau the Demonsealer?!
Wait. You know this sword?
Vyrn: That's, uh, quite the name...but we haven't seen it do much sealing...
Zehek: Bring it closer...now...
Zehek: Yes, this rune right here...it's the very same one they put on me!
I feel it...
Zehek: I feel it!
Mandau and I...we...ah...
The ancient malady had activated Mandau's latent sealing power. For the time being, Zehek was stable.
Zehek: Those clothes you wear.
You must be skyfarers...
Vyrn: Indeed we are!
And (Captain) is our captain!
Zehek: I thought so...that you would come across such a blade. It must be fate.
Zehek: You've proven your strength! I must ask!
Zehek: Allow me to come with you!
I shouldn't be trouble. So long as you have the blade, that is...
Choose: We'll find a way to manage your sickness
- We'll find a way to manage your sickness
- We can't leave you here. You're sick!
Vyrn: Put 'er there, dude! You're gonna be better in no time!Choose: We can't leave you here. You're sick!
Vyrn: Tell me about it!
Like we're gonna leave you out here when you're like this!Continue 1
Zehek: Thanks...thank you!
I'll definitely find a way to cure this...along...the...w?
Vyrn: Waugh?! He just fainted again! Hey! Dude! Wake up!
After a years of suffering, Zehek had finally found some peace.
But the sickness was still with him. He had a long road to walk if he hoped to overcome it.
Zehek must live with an ancient illness. In order to save Zehek from pain, (Captain) and company head to the archipelago to find painkilling herbs.
Zehek: Wheeze... Huff... Ugh...
Lyria: U-Um...! Zehek, are you all right? You seem to be in more pain recently.
Zehek: Y-Yes... It’s nothing. This pain... This suffering... is my fate.
Lyria: But... Isn’t there a way we can help you with your pain?
Vyrn: Yeah! Isn’t there medicine for it or anything?
Zehek: Ugh... The pain I feel is due to the illness of using magic...
Zehek: Only Master would be able to do anything to this illness.
Vyrn: What did you say? You have a master? Then we should go look for...
Zehek: W-W-W-Wait! Stop it! Please! D-Don’t mention Master... Blargh!
Lyria: Ack! Zehek!
Zehek: I’m fine! I’ve... endured this pain many times before!
Zehek: A-Anyway, just don’t look for my master. Nothing good will ever come of it.
Vyrn: Is that so? But if we don’t...
Zehek: I expected this situation when I left my master’s side.
Zehek: I think that there is an archipelago inhabited by monsters where there an herb that works very well on pain.
Lyria: That's what we need to find, then!
Vyrn: All right! Strike while the iron’s hot, they say! Let’s go! (Captain)!
Runeblade Gloom: Scene 2
The party wanders around in search of the herb, but the imperial soldiers stand in their way. Zehek realizes that it is his responsibility that this situation is occurring. He gathers his strength despite the pain and stands up to the imperial soldiers.
Vyrn: I see... It feels ominous. I get the feeling there’s a plant that would work on magic here.
Zehek: This presence...
Imperial Soldier: Hey, you! What are you doing here?!
Vyrn: Uh-oh! It’s the imperial...! What are they doing here?!
Imperial Soldier: Could it be...!? Are you looking for the rare herb that grows around here?!
Imperial Soldier: Hehehe... Too bad for you. This place is the under direct control of the Empire. You won’t get that herb!
Vyrn: Gah... I didn’t expect to find the people of the empire while looking for the herb.
Zehek: Ugh... I’m sorry. It is my fault because I wanted to escape this pain...
Zehek: Even if it costs me my life, I will protect (Captain) and the rest of you!
Zehek: Just watch, (Captain)... This is my way of life!
Runeblade Gloom: Scene 3
The party defeated the imperial soldiers, but Zehek soon loses consciousness. They bring Zehek to a local doctor and find out the diagnosis... is the common cold. The party collectively gives a sigh of relief.
Imperial Soldier: What the...?! He defeated us by himself... Gah!
Zehek: Ugh... Huff... Huff... Looks like I took care of them...
Lyria: A-Are you all right!? Zehek! You’re drenched in sweat!
Zehek: This is nothing... Or maybe not... Gurgh!
Vyrn: H-Hey! What’s wrong?! We need to get the herb!
Zehek: N-Not to worry... I know my own body the best...
Zehek: I’ll be fine... There’s... no need to worry...
Lyria: Ahh! Zehek!
Vyrn: Oh, no! Snap out of it! Come on! Hey!
After the battle, Zehek loses consciousness. (Captain) and party bring him to a local doctor.
Doctor: Uh huh... He has the common cold.
Doctor: The pain he’s feeling around his body is probably caused by the fever.
Doctor: Seriously... If you’re feverish, don’t overwork yourself.
Vyrn: Why, you little! You made us worry about you and all you had was a cold?!
Zehek: Ugh... Gah! The effects of the illness...!
Lyria: Geez! The next time anything happens to you, I’ll have you get enough bedrest!
In the end, Zehek is fine. The whole party gives a sigh of relief.
However, the fact remains that Zehek’s body is infected by the ancient magic. The illness quietly bares its fangs.
Just Like a Child
Zehek put some distance between himself and Mishra in order to get away from her uninhibited behavior. Mishra slumped down, pained by that cold and distant behavior. Zehek had a change of heart when he saw Mishra in that condition, and went to see her so that they could locate the phantom herb sought by Mishra and to clear up any misunderstandings.
The Grandcypher sailed peacefully through the sky, until one day...
Vyrn: What's the deal, Zehek? You playing hide and seek or something?
Lyria: That means she might not be feeling too well herself! We need to go talk to her!
Vyrn: Hey... what's with the hiding? You hurt or something?
Zehek: No... no need to worry yourself over me.
Mishra's Voice: Zehek? Zehek, where are you?!
Lyria: ...hm? Zehek? It sounds like Mishra's calling you!
Vyrn: Hmm? Don't tell me you aren't gonna go?
Mishra: Zehek! What in the blazes are you doing here? I've been searching up and down for you.
Mishra: What's the matter with you, Zehek? Is your arrhythmia acting up again? Let's take a look at you.
Zehek: Save it... You're my master, not my doctor.
Mishra: Oh, brr. Chilly as ever. And here I thought you a friend of mine.
Vyrn: Uh-huh. Just think of it! The old master and student back together again. No need to be shy!
Zehek: Shy? What in d'you mea?*cough*!
Mishra: You were quite the sickly young sprite when I took you in...
Mishra: You'd not even be gallivanting around with this lot if it weren't for my efforts!
Mishra: Quit your brooding! You've been in my care before, haven't you?!
Zehek: Ah... made to quaff strange potions and playing the laboratory rat?*cough*! Ack!
Mishra: Oh... is that how it was? My memory seems to have failed me.
Zehek: Master... I am not some toy for you to play with!
Zehek: *cough*... all that time I spent with you, master. You think I haven't caught on yet?
Mishra: Oh, my... to hear my dearest student speak so...
Mishra: Forgive me... I've always meddled a bit too much, I know. I must mend my ways...
Vyrn: H- Hey! Are you okay with that? Your master just, y'know, left and all?
Lyria: She looked so broken up...
Vyrn: Whoa, now! You haven't been sleeping with your windows open, have you?
Zehek: It's nothing... did you require something?
Vyrn: Well, if you're asking... I was kind of wondering about things between you and Mishra.
Zehek: It's not what you think! We never...
Zehek: I... I never even...
Lyria: Huh? So if Zehek has those herbs... and Mishra is looking for them...
Zehek: That... it's pure coincidence!
Vyrn: Haha... well if that's the case, what the hell are we doing standing around, (Captain)?
Pressed by (Captain), Zehek went off in search of Mishra, dragging his feet with each step.
Mishra: Hoho! This is quite the shocker! Such rare herbs, all for little old me...
Lyria: Oh, that is so good to hear! You seem pretty happy, Mishra!
Vyrn: Wait a minute! Somebody turn off that lamp. Oh, wait. It's Zehek.
Mishra: Oh, Zehek... you haven't changed since you were a boy.
Mishra: Hehe. For all the running he did from my treatments, guess who came slinking back because he was too scared to sleep alone...
Lyria: Wow! We're learning all sorts of things about you, Zehek!
Zehek: Gah! When did I ever? You don't need to go telling them about that!
Mishra: Ohohoho! What's wrong, my dear? Is that a thumpity-thump-thump I hear?
Mishra: Oh, this is too perfect! You are just too, too adorable!
Zehek: Master! I with you would stop! How many times must I tell you I am not your playthi?*cough*!
Mishra: Ahahaha! Oh, fine.
Mishra: Now that Zehek has given me what I needed, I can start working on the potion.
Mishra: Hmph... Lyria! Vyrn! Bring these to my lab and be quick about it.
Vyrn: Whoa! Where's the fire?!
Lyria: Wow! I-is this it? What? Over here?
Zehek: This is bad! We can't be here! Run, (Captain)!
Vyrn: What's that supposed to mean? What d'you mean, run?
Mishra: Ohoho... this is too, too exciting! These herbs contain a very special ingredient, you see...
Mishra: Oh, yes... crossbreed them using a special technique...no, that's not quite right. They need to be further purified...mhmm, mhmm.
Mishra: What are you doing standing around?! Zehek, prepare that for me. And you, (Captain)! You need to be over here!
Surround by Zehek, (Captain), and the others, Mishra found herself getting more than a little carried away in her endless pursuit of beauty.
And finally our heroes learned the extent of Zehek's affliction.