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The crew encounters a young man fending for himself alone against a horde of monsters and saves him just in time. Upon discovering that (Captain) wields Mandau the Demonsealer, he asks to join the crew.
Vyrn: Keep your guard up, (Captain)! Monsters could show up at any second...
Vyrn: Whoa, over there! Monsters... Hey, wait! Look, (Captain)!
Vyrn: Hey! You there! Hmm... why's that guy fighting those monsters by himself?
Vyrn: Uh, hey! You all right there? That guy... He's gonna get himself killed! We gotta do something!
The man known as Zehek had taken on the monsters alone. Only thanks to (Captain)'s help was he able to survive.
After being saved by (Captain) and company, he decides to share the story of his life—a life cursed from birth.
He was born with an illness that made him a spring of magical power, drawing monsters from near and far in search of such a power.
Vyrn: Gotcha... So that's why you were fighting them...
Zehek: Indeed—cough—they just come out in torrents. It seems to have no end...
Zehek: Cough... Wheeze... I can't stop it no matter how hard I try...
Zehek: I couldn't—cough—I couldn't endanger the people a-around me. So I set out alone—ahem!
Vyrn: You all right there? You sound like you're at death's door!
Zehek: Well... I've been fighting for... around 100 days now... Wheeze...
Vyrn: Say what! You've been fighting for 100 days? That's crazy...
Zehek: I'm truly thankful... for your...
Vyrn: Eep! D-did he just die? What are we gonna do, (Captain)!
Zehek: But you know... Since you showed up the monsters have stopped coming. Why?
Vyrn: Whoa! You're still with us!
Zehek: Gasp! That sword you wield... Mandau? Is that Mandau the Demonsealer?
Vyrn: What? You know about this sword?
Vyrn: That's, uh, quite the name. I don't think we've seen it do much demon sealing...
Zehek: P-please bring it closer...
Zehek: Yes... This rune right here—it's the very same one they put on me! I... I feel it...
Zehek: I feel it! Mandau and I... We... Ugh...
The ancient malady awakens the latent sealing power within the Mandau. For the time being, Zehek is safe.
Zehek: Those outfits... You must be skyfarers.
Vyrn: Yup! And (Captain) here's our captain!
Zehek: I knew it... It must have been fate that placed that blade into your hands.
Zehek: Your strength is true... Please let me ask you this!
Zehek: Please allow me to join your crew! I won't cause any trouble. So long as you have the blade...
Choose: We'll find a way to manage your sickness.
- We'll find a way to manage your sickness.
- We can't just leave you here. You're sick!
Vyrn: Put 'er there, pal! You're gonna be better in no time!Choose: We can't just leave you here. You're sick!
Vyrn: Yeah, no kidding! There's no way we're gonna leave you out here lookin' like this!Continue 1
Zehek: M-much appreciated! I'll surely find a cure along... the...
Vyrn: Yikes! He just fainted again! Hey! Get a hold of yourself, man!
After years of suffering, Zehek has finally found a moment of respite.
However, the sickness still ails him—his quest for the cure has only just begun.
Zehek lives in pain each day with an ancient illness. In order to relieve some of his pain, (Captain) and the crew head to an archipelago in search of a certain herb.
Zehek: Wheeze... Huff... Ugh...
Lyria: Um, Zehek... Are you okay? You haven't been looking well recently.
Zehek: Y-yes... This is nothing... This suffering is my fate.
Lyria: Oh... But isn't there some way we can help you with your pain?
Vyrn: Yeah! Isn't there medicine for it or something?
Zehek: Urk... The root of my malady is one of a magical element...
Zehek: Only my master would be able to do anything for me...
Vyrn: Wait, what? You have a master? Where is he? We should go—
Zehek: W-wait, wait! Stop, please! D-don't mention my master... Blargh!
Lyria: Ack! Zehek!
Zehek: I'm fine! I've endured this 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 thought a situation like this would come one day after leaving my master.
Zehek: There should be an archipelago inhabited by monsters where a pain-relieving herb is known to grow.
Lyria: If we can find something for your pain there, that's where we need to go!
Vyrn: All right! Strike while the iron's hot, they say! Let's go! (Captain)!
Runeblade Gloom: Scene 2
The crew wanders in search of the medicinal herb but encounter imperial soldiers with the same objective. Zehek takes responsibility of the situation and stands up to the soldiers.
Vyrn: Yeah... There's definitely an ominous vibe here... Certainly a place where magical herbs could grow at least.
Zehek: No... I'm sensing something else.
Imperial Soldier: Hey, you! State your business!
Vyrn: Uh-oh! The empire? What are they doing here?
Imperial Soldier: Don't tell me... You're looking for the rare herb that grows in these parts?
Imperial Soldier: Heh-heh... That's a shame. This area is under our jurisdiction now—all the precious herbs here are property of the empire!
Vyrn: Aw, geez... I didn't think we'd run into the empire here of all places.
Zehek: Ugh... I'm sorry. This is all because I wanted to escape this pain.
Zehek: Even if it costs me my life, I will protect you all!
Zehek: Just watch, (Captain)... This is how a man takes control of his fate!
Runeblade Gloom: Scene 3
Shortly after defeating the imperial soldiers, Zehek reaches his limit and passes out. Upon taking him to see a doctor, the crew is relieved that it was merely a cold affecting him.
Imperial Soldier: I-impossible! How could we have been defeated by—urgh!
Zehek: Huff... Puff... Looks like... I took care of them...
Lyria: A-are you okay, Zehek? You're drenched in sweat!
Zehek: This is nothing... Or maybe not—Urk!
Vyrn: H-hey, are you okay? We need to find that herb!
Zehek: N-not to worry... I know my body well.
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 the crew take him to see a nearby doctor.
Doctor: Hmmm... Yep, that's a cold.
Doctor: The pain he's feeling at the moment is most likely due to a fever.
Doctor: Honestly... If you're feeling feverish, try not to push yourself too hard.
Vyrn: Are you kidding! You had us worried sick over a stupid cold!
Zehek: Ugh! Gah! T-the symptoms of my illness have returned!
Lyria: Geez! The next time anything happens to you, it's straight to bed for you!
All's well that ends well—the crew lets out a collective sigh of relief.
However, the ancient illness still rests within Zehek's body, quietly baring 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.