A New Mask
(Captain) and company visit Miyasato, where Kyuta treats them to a sushi feast and tells them about a nearby festival. Rosamia is hesitant to go because of her cursed mask, but Kyuta's story gives her encouragement. Moved by Kyuta's words, Rosamia changes into her mother's yukata for the festival, covering the cursed mask with one more festive.
Vyrn: Mm-mmm! Whether it's your first time or hundredth time, roast salmun just never gets old!
Lyria: Munch, munch... And these prawns are extra juicy!
Kyuta: They're all fresh catches of the day, so eat up!
The Grandcypher crew has taken dock at the Auguste Isles for some much needed summer rest and relaxation.
Kyuta, a kappa working at the sushi restaurant Miyasato, has personally invited the crew to take in the delights of their menu.
Vyrn: But is it really all right for us to be here before you guys open?
Sushi Chef: Of course! We'd love to have you come around during dinner hours, but it gets awfully busy this time of year.
Vyrn: Heh, I'd rather take it easy without all that hustle and bustle anyway.
It's been some time since (Captain) and the crew came into acquaintance with Kyuta.
During a previous visit to Auguste, they found the kappa had drifted far from his home of Tono Island, but eventually they were able to reunite him with his family.
However, upon learning that Miyasato was on the verge of going out of business, Kyuta decided to return to help the struggling sushi restaurant.
Ever since, he's continued honing his skills as an expert sushi chef.
(I've never had a kappa roll before... Exquisite.)
Rosamia: It looks rather simple, but it's surprisingly full-bodied and complex.
Yasu: Yeah? 'Spose I'll take that as a compliment, miss.
Yasu: Say... If you liked that one, why not give this new creation a try? It's a hamburger steak roll.
Rosamia: That's quite a ways beyond using cucumbers, but I'm intrigued.
Rosamia: Hmm... It tastes exactly as I thought it would, to be honest—perfectly delicious.
Lyria: A hamburger steak roll... Drool...
Yasu: Haha! If you'd like, I'll whip one up for you too, Lyria!
Lyria: Really? Yaaay! Thank you!
Vyrn: Looks like you guys have kept busy with all these new creations, huh?
Sushi Chef: Ever since Kyuta's joined our ranks, we've innovated all kinds of new sushi—free from any conventional rules or tradition.
Sushi Chef: We're committing more time than ever in the name of sushi research!
Kyuta: We have a whole team of people learning the ways of sushi. Now the restaurant's doing better than ever!
Yasu: If my old man ain't able to work one day... I gotta be ready to do everything I can for the restaurant, right?
Lyria: He's looking pretty spry if you ask me! There's nothing more important than your health.
Sushi Chef: The secret is moderation in everything—whether it's food or work. Always gotta leave a little room, you know? Otherwise you won't be able to give it your all.
Sushi Chef: Speaking of which, it's the first night of the big festival! You boys better be at the top of your game tonight!
Kyuta & Maita: Yessir!
Thanks to a second wind of motivation, Kyuta and the others begin to double down on the sushi preparations.
Vyrn: A festival, huh... I thought I saw a bunch of people in town gettin' ready for a big event tonight.
Kyuta: That's right! This year's supposed to be bigger than ever! There's lots of new stands coming, like, um...
Kyuta: There's gonna be a cotton candy stall by the coast, and they've got Marmok-shaped cotton candy this year! It's supposed to be amazing!
Kyuta: Oh, and another stall's gonna be selling bottled fizzy drinks! There's supposed to be a little marble in the bottle too!
Kyuta: And west from the festival, there's a cliff where you can take in the most beautiful sunset on Tono Island!
Kyuta: Oh! And there's a hidden cove up north—it's the perfect spot to watch the fireworks from!
Maita: Haha! Slow down there, Kyuta...
Kyuta: Kappappa?! I-I just want them to have as much fun as possible, so...
Kyuta: If you want, I can go over it one more time!
Sushi Chef: Here's an idea, Kyuta. Why don't you show 'em around yourself?
Kyuta: Kappa? But what about the restaurant?
Sushi Chef: You came in extra early to help set up shop, so you've done more than your fair share today. 'Sides, you're always working harder than anybody else, so I'd say you've earned it.
Yasu: That's right, Kyuta! We've got this in the bag!
Sushi Chef: On top of that, this'll be a good experience for the greenhorns—there ain't nothing quite like a festival crowd during the dinner rush. They should be able to handle it.
Kyuta: Is it really okay, Boss?
Sushi Chef: You bet! Go have a time and a half out there! And make sure to tell us all about it when you get back. Deal?
Kyuta: Kappa... Deal!
Maita: Haha! Good for you, son. Now go out there and have fun with (Captain)!
Kyuta: Okay, Pappa!
Sushi Chef: Now then. Kyuta won't be here to save you guys tonight—think you got what it takes to run this place on your own?
Yasu: Ain't no sweat, Pops! In fact, I'm already itchin' to get started!
Sushi Chef: That's the spirit. When you were a kid, you used to always freeze up whenever things got a little too hectic.
Yasu: Buh... You're misrememberin' things!
Lyria: Hey... Are you okay?
Rosamia: Sorry... It's nothing.
Rosamia: Could I get a chopped mackerel roll?
Sushi Chef: Now that's an order you don't hear every day. Mind me asking where you learned about that one?
Rosamia: Long ago, my father used to order it.
Sushi Chef: I see... Okay! One chopped mackerel roll, coming right up! Let me know how it is.
Yasu: Say, Pops... I ain't ever heard of that one before.
Sushi Chef: Haha! It's not on the menu, but... Here, lemme show you how it's made. First, take your knife to some mackerel like this...
Rosamia nurses her tea while observing the craftsmanship of the two sushi chefs at work.
Soon after, with their bellies full of sushi, (Captain) and the others begin to make their way to the festival.
Kyuta: Okay, I'm heading out now! Thanks, Boss!
Vyrn: We can digest all this sushi while checking out the sights this festival has to offer!
Rosamia: Have fun.
Vyrn: Huh? You're not comin' with us?
Rosamia: I don't think that'd be a good idea. Go have a good time out there.
Lyria: But why? It's a festival!
Rosamia: Yes, but...
Rosamia points to the mask affixed to her face.
Rosamia: I wouldn't want to attend such a joyous event while wearing something like... this.
Kyuta: Y-you can't take it off? Why?
Rosamia: That remains a mystery even to me. Perhaps it's a curse that I must bear.
Kyuta: A c-c-curse?!
Vyrn: I mean... it hasn't really done anything too crazy in a while. Maybe it'll be fine...
Rosamia: I wouldn't be so sure.
As Rosamia puts her hand to her mask, it begins to emanate a mysterious flame.
Vyrn: Hey, Kyuta? Oof, look at him... He's curled up into a ball down there.
Rosamia: See? Even if it doesn't do anything now, I never know when it's going to decide to act up again.
Rosamia: I can't risk it... I wouldn't want to ruin the festival for everyone either.
Kyuta: E-even so... I won't let that happen!
Kyuta: I've got an idea!
Kyuta scurries out of the restaurant through the back door, returning shortly after with an item in hand.
Lyria: Oh, I remember this! It's the mask you wore at the last festival.
Kyuta: That's right! The prized bear mask that Siegfried bought for me!
Kyuta: It was thanks to this mask that I was able to brave the festival for the first time.
Kyuta: If you wear a different mask, I'm sure it'll give you some courage too! Give it a try!
Kyuta: You don't have to be scared, Rosamia! You can cover up your mask with another one!
Vyrn: Huh... That could work. What do you think?
(Captain) and the crew head back to their rooms to change into more festival-appropriate clothing.
Vyrn: Rosamia still hasn't come out of her room... Maybe she isn't up for it after all.
Rosamia: No. I'm ready.
Lyria: Oh! Rosamia, you look...
Rosamia: Rather strange, don't I?
Lyria: No, not at all! You look absolutely wonderful!
Vyrn: Whoa... Where'd you find time to buy a breezy lookin' yukata like that?
Rosamia: My mother sent it to me some time ago, even though I didn't ask her to.
Lyria: Hehe... You're wearing it, so that must mean you like it!
Rosamia: Well, I do enjoy festivals.
(I'm sure they would've tried to find me something else to wear if I hadn't put this on anyway.)
Vyrn: Huh. I woulda thought you were the type to avoid crowded places.
Lyria: Hehe... Well, I'm glad you're coming with us! I will put on a yukata too!
Rosamia has mustered the determination to join (Captain) and the others for a summer festival.
Despite nervously tugging at her sleeves with apprehension, she can't suppress the gleam of excitement in her eyes.
Wish upon the Wind
The crew find themselves at a die-cutting stall, where Rosamia wins prize after prize with her newfound talent. They try their hand at a lottery stall after, but to no avail. Rosamia soon sees through the trick much to the dismay of the stallkeeper, who gives them the prize Kyuta had his eyes on as compensation.
Having now covered her mask with another mask, Rosamia resolves to join (Captain) and the others on their trip to the festival.
There they meet up with Kyuta and eventually find themselves at a die-cutting stall.
Rosamia: Finished. How does it look?
Die-cutting Stallkeep: Already done?! And not just one—an apple, a star, and a flower... all cut to perfection!
Vyrn: Who woulda thought you'd be so good at this? No way this is your first time, right?
Rosamia: (I've never done this before... Anyone could do it if they're careful enough.)
Rosamia: Creating collages also requires quite a bit of precision, so this wasn't too differen—oh! I...
Die-cutting Stallkeep: Makes sense to me. Suppose you'd need some fine handiwork for that too...
Die-cutting Stallkeep: Oops, almost forgot your prize! A floral hairpin for the talented young lady!
Lyria: Wow, it's so beautiful!
Rosamia: You can have it if you want.
The stallkeep fixes his gaze on Rosamia, who shows no interest in the prize she just won.
Die-cutting Stallkeep: You've got your eyes on something else, don't you? Say no more, miss.
Rosamia: So you have something else?
Die-cutting Stallkeep: Yeah... I've been runnin' this stand for twenty years. I never thought I'd see the day I brought out this baby.
Rosamia: Hmm... This certainly is on a different level than the others.
Die-cutting Stallkeep: The extra-large dragonslayer challenge! It's a real doozy... Think you've got what it takes to handle it?
Rosamia: I suppose we'll just have to see.
Rosamia begins skillfully cutting away with pinpoint precision on the newly presented die-cut dragon.
Rosamia: Whew... There.
Die-cutting Stallkeep: I-impossible! Already?! Even I couldn't finish this one!
Rosamia: It did present quite the challenge, but once you get in the zone it isn't too bad.
Die-cutting Stallkeep: B-beautiful... It's beautiful! It's only right that you take this prize worthy of a true dragonslayer!
Die-cutting Stallkeep: This bear plushie has seen a lot of die-cutting... It's finally time I let it go to a new owner. Here you are, miss.
Rosamia: I appreciate it. See you then.
Die-cutting Stallkeep: I'll have an even bigger challenge for you next time—you won't wanna miss it!
After an impressive display at the die-cutting stall, (Captain) and the others find their way to a lottery stall.
Kyuta: Aw... Another blank.
Vyrn: Oof... Same here.
Kyuta has his eyes on one of the prizes on display—a cucumber pen.
(Captain) and the others try their luck as well in an attempt to win the pen for Kyuta.
Rosamia: We've drawn nothing but duds... If you ask me, this lottery's more of a lossery.
Rosamia: Are there even any winning draws? Surely there's nothing but duds inside.
Lottery Stallkeeper: Keh-heh! Of course we've got winning draws. See for yourself!
The stallkeeper puts his hand in the box and pulls out a winning ticket on his first try.
Lottery Stallkeeper: See? You just need to get lucky.
Rosamia: Well, that certainly is a winning draw... I suppose you're right.
Kyuta: Grrr... That's it! I'm gonna keep trying until I win!
Lyria: Me too! Let's go for it, everyone!
Lottery Stallkeeper: Keh-heh!
Lyria and Kyuta pool their remaining pocket money together to try their luck again.
But in the end, they find themselves with empty pockets and still without a single successful pull.
Kyuta: The money I got from Pappa... It's all gone...
Lyria: Sorry, Kyuta... I couldn't get anything either.
Lottery Stallkeeper: Aw... Too bad, so sad! But unfortunately my hands are tied—I can't give out my prizes without a winning ticket. You understand, yes?
Rosamia: How curious... You pulled off a winning draw on your very first try. Yet we weren't able to get a single one despite our countless efforts.
Rosamia: I'd wager this box is filled with nothing but duds, and you merely had a winning ticket hidden in your hand this entire time.
Lottery Stallkeeper: You callin' me a liar, missy? Prove it then! You ain't got nothing on me!
Rosamia: Of course. I suppose I'll just have to draw every last ticket you have in the box.
Rosamia: Not for free, of course. Here. You can take this bear plushie as collateral.
Rosamia hands over the stuffed bear she won at the die-cutting stall to the lottery stallkeeper.
Lottery Stallkeeper: Ha! You think this children's toy is supposed to cover the cost of anything?
Rosamia: Children's toy? This is the mark of the dragonslayer. I imagine it would fetch a fair price if you were to sell it.
Lottery Stallkeeper: D-dragonslayer?!
Rosamia: You can go ask the man at the die-cutting stall yourself if you don't believe me. Well?
Rosamia takes off her outer mask and reveals her inner mask, emitting a light as if it were a manifestation of her anger.
Lottery Stallkeeper: (This girl's a tenacious one... She's probably on to me! Not to mention that whole dragonslayer thing sounds like trouble...)
Lottery Stallkeeper: Tch... Here! Go on and take your pen!
Kyuta: Kappa? But we didn't pull a winning ticket!
Lottery Stallkeeper: I'm just feeling, uh, generous, so go on and take it already—before I change my mind!
Rosamia: So you really did fill the box with duds, didn't you? How do you even sleep at night knowing you trick children out of their money?
Lottery Stallkeeper: I said I'm sorry, lady—get off my case already! Here, look. I'll give you back the money too! All's well that ends well, right?
Rosamia: Just promise me you won't swindle people ever again.
Lottery Stallkeeper: Yeah, yeah... Here. Happy?
The disgruntled stallkeeper puts winning tickets into the box with the other blanks so that Rosamia can see.
Rosamia: Very well, then. This had better be the last time you try to pull something like this off.
And with those words, (Captain) and the others leave the stall.
Vyrn: I can't believe that jerk was tryin' to swindle us the whole time!
Kyuta: It's okay. Thanks to Rosamia, we got him to apologize and change his ways! I'm not mad at him.
Kyuta: And I even got the pen too! Hehe... I can't wait to show Pappa and everyone else when we get back!
Kyuta takes his bear mask off, showing off a big smile underneath.
Lyria: Even after all that, you still managed to win so many prizes!
Rosamia: (She's right... I guess I was quite lucky today to win all these prizes.)
Rosamia: Huh... I suppose festivals can be surprisingly lucrative, if you think about it.
Vyrn: Lucrative? I mean... I guess you did win a lot of prizes for less than their actual value.
(Captain) and the others are tickled pink by Rosamia's surprisingly candid remark.
Wish upon the Wind: Scene 2
Rosamia shares with the crew a memory she has of going to a summer festival with her family, reminiscing about a certain glass ornament from back then. She tells Kyuta to value his time with family while he can.
Vyrn: I didn't think you'd be the type to be into festivals and stuff, to be honest.
Rosamia: I came to a festival in Auguste with my parents once when I was younger.
Rosamia: I suppose that's the reason I feel quite comfortable here, despite my usual aversion to crowded places.
Lyria: So that's why! I bet it was a lot of fun, wasn't it?
Rosamia: Yes... It's nothing but a distant memory for me now, but I do remember how much I enjoyed it.
Rosamia: We went together as a family, all dressed in our summer yukatas.
Rosamia: The one I'm wearing right now is the same one my mother wore to the festival when we went together, actually.
Kyuta: So it's a hand-me-down from your mom?
Rosamia: That's right.
Rosamia: She always wanted me to grow into it so she could see me wear it someday... I suppose that's why she spared no expense.
Rosamia: It fits me quite well, and the design isn't half bad either. It doesn't really feel like an old hand-me-down, to be honest.
Kyuta: I know just what you mean!
Kyuta: The first time I cut a fish, I used Pappa's knife to do it!
Kyuta: It was my first time using one, so I was kinda scared... But since it was Pappa's, I felt right at home using it.
Rosamia: I see... I'm sure he'd be happy to hear that.
Rosamia's lips curl into a smile upon hearing Kyuta's story.
Lyria: What did you do the last time you came here with your parents?
Rosamia: Nothing out of the ordinary, really. Goldfish scooping, trying out the local cuisine... Typical things most tourists do when they come here.
Rosamia: But there was something in particular I remember begging my parents for.
Lyria: What was it?
Rosamia: I don't know what it's called. It was a round, glass ornament with some kind of paper attached to it.
Vyrn: A glass ornament? I don't remember any stalls selling anything like that today.
Rosamia: There was back then. I'll never forget the clear sound that rang from it whenever the ocean breeze brushed past.
Rosamia: I was hoping all of you might know, since you come here quite often for festivals.
Rosamia: But judging by the looks on your faces, I imagine you haven't seen it. I did keep my eyes open for any stalls selling them today... to no avail, unfortunately.
(Captain) is also unable to come up with anything that matches Rosamia's description.
Rosamia: Don't look so down about it—it was just wishful thinking on my part.
Rosamia: But how nostalgic... Just being here at this festival seems to have awakened so many of my old memories.
Rosamia takes in the lively backdrop of the festival, as if to reflect on her own memories.
Rosamia: Back then, I never even imagined that my parents and I would be separated one day.
Rosamia: Nor that I would be able to enjoy another festival, much less while wearing my mother's yukata.
Rosamia: When she sent it to me, I was actually worried that it would be too long.
Rosamia: But once I put it on, I realized that I'd grown so much. It was a perfect fit.
Kyuta: Why haven't you seen your parents in so long?
Rosamia: The mask. Until I discover how to free myself from its curse, there's no way I could return home.
Kyuta: Kyuu... It must be hard, not being able to see them...
Kyuta: When I left Miyasato, I felt more lonely and afraid than I'd ever been before.
Kyuta: I thought that... that maybe I'd never see Pappa ever again...
Maita: Haha! Good for you, son. Now go out there and have fun with (Captain)!
Kyuta: Okay, Pappa!
Rosamia: If you love your family, it's important to treasure your time together with them. Every moment is precious.
Rosamia: You never know when you won't be able to see them anymore.
Kyuta: If you love your family...
Kyuta: You're right! I'm gonna treasure every moment I have with Pappa!
Rosamia: That's what I like to hear.
They continue to wax nostalgic, enveloped by the gentle sound of azure waves combing the shore.
Wish upon the Wind: Scene 3
Rosamia notices someone who looks like her mother, and Kyuta runs after the stranger. Just when they find out it isn't Rosamia's mother after all, a gentle sound in the distance catches the crew's attention.
(Captain) and the others continue to enjoy the festival, taking part in goldfish-scooping games and stuffing their faces with cotton candy.
Lyria: You were so good at scooping goldfish, Rosamia! I can't believe you got so many!
Rosamia: My parents taught me how to do it when I was younger... It all came back to me the moment I picked up the scoop.
Kyuta: Thanks to your teaching, I was able to catch a real big one myself!
Rosamia: It's nothing worth mentioning, really...
Catching sight of a woman walking in the distance, Rosamia stops dead in her tracks.
Lyria: Rosamia? What's wrong?
Rosamia: (It's nothing. Don't worry about it.)
Lyria: Your mother?
Rosamia: Oops... I didn't mean to say that aloud.
Vyrn: What's going on? Was that lady your mom or something?
Rosamia: No... It can't be. My mother—she should still be back at her hometown.
Rosamia: But she did say in her last letter that there was no longer a need to hide from the empire, so perhaps...
Vyrn: You think she came here to check up on you in secret?
Kyuta: What are we waiting for? We have to find her!
Kyuta grabs Rosamia's hand and begins to make a run for it, but the young woman doesn't budge.
Rosamia: No, wait! I already told you—I won't see my parents until I've freed myself from this curse!
Kyuta: But you told me yourself! You have to treasure every moment you have with your family if you love them!
Kyuta: I mean, you look so happy whenever you bring up your mom...
Kyuta: You don't need to tell me! I know just how much you love your mother!
Kyuta: I know that if you don't go after her here, you're gonna regret it forever!
Rosamia: But... I can't! I just can't!
As the two continue to argue, the woman turns a corner and disappears into the crowd.
Kyuta: No, wait!
Vyrn: Hey! Don't run off on your own like that!
Lyria: Oh no! We can't have them getting lost here!
Lyria: Are you coming with us, Rosamia?
Rosamia: How ironic that my own words would come back to haunt me so soon.
Rosamia: I'm not completely oblivious... I understand that as long as my mask is under control, it would be safe to meet with her for a bit.
Rosamia: But if I were to do so... I don't know if I'd be able to hold myself back from putting them in danger any longer.
Rosamia: That's why I resolved to keep my distance. At least until I've freed myself from this mask.
Rosamia puts her hand to her mask, feeling her inner turmoil reveal itself on her face.
Lyria: Rosamia... You've been so strong all this time for your parents.
Lyria: But you don't have to struggle alone. We're all in this fight together, remember?
Lyria: Let's go see your mother together! I'm sure she'd really want to see how much you've grown into her yukata!
Choose: If anything goes wrong, we'll be there.
- If anything goes wrong, we'll be there.
- Still hesitant?
Rosamia: I won't let that happen. Not in front of my mother, at least.
Rosamia: But thank you. Hearing that is reassuring all the same.Choose: Still hesitant?
Rosamia: Somewhat. How hypocritical of me... after everything I said to Kyuta too.
Rosamia: But it would be a real hassle to put this all on again, so I might as well show her while I'm wearing it, right?
Rosamia: I'm sure she'll be overjoyed to see it.Continue 1
Alongside (Captain) and the others, Rosamia cuts a path through the crowds in search of the woman resembling her mother.
Kyuta: There she is! She's stopped to buy some food!
Rosamia: Pant... Pant... I appreciate you keeping an eye on her.
Vyrn: Yeah, we definitely woulda lost her if it weren't for Kyuta dashing after her like that... But here's your chance to say something!
Rosamia takes a deep breath and gingerly approaches the woman.
Rosamia: Um... Mother?
Woman: Can I help you?
Rosamia: Oh, um...
Rosamia: It wasn't her.
Kyuta: Oh no... I thought she was the one for sure.
Kyuta: I'm sorry. I just really wanted to reunite you with your mom...
Rosamia: No, it's fine. I mean, I was the one who mistook her for my mother in the first place.
Despite her words, the disappointment is clear in her voice as she lets a sigh escape.
Rosamia: I'm so sorry... I shouldn't have roped you all into this.
Rosamia: My own mother—my very own flesh and blood. How could I have mistaken a complete stranger for her?
Rosamia: Has it been so long that I've forgotten my own mother's face? Pathetic, isn't it...
Lyria: Don't be so hard on yourself!
Lyria: I'm sure you saw your mother's face because you wanted to see her again that badly.
Lyria: You only saw what your heart desired... I don't think that's pathetic at all!
Rosamia: You're right, Lyria. Thank you.
Having calmed down, Rosamia takes a moment to compose herself and straighten out her unruly hair.
Rosamia: Let's get back to the festival, shall we? We won't be able to see everything if we keep dawdling here.
Vyrn: Hey... You guys hear something?
Just as (Captain) and the crew are about to return to the festival, they hear a gentle ringing in the distance.
Rosamia: Could it be...
Vyrn: H-hey! What is it this time?!
But Vyrn's words are left unheard as Rosamia quickly makes her way toward the source of the familiar sound.
Wish upon the Wind: Scene 4
(Captain) and company follow the sound to a stall selling glass wind chimes called furin. The stallkeeper explains that the furin acts as a kind of protective amulet. Rosamia decides to buy a furin, and makes a wish to someday free herself from her curse before returning to her family.
Rosamia: Pant... Pant...
Rosamia: I knew it... There's no mistaking this sound.
Before her is a festival stall adorned with countless hanging glass ornaments.
The colorful papers dangling from the orbicular ornaments flutter in the wind, moving the clapper inside to give off a gentle, soothing sound.
Without a doubt, this is the same ornament that Rosamia had encountered so many years ago.
Stallkeeper: Welcome, welcome! You like what you hear?
Rosamia: What... What is this called?
Stallkeeper: These here are furin. A type of wind chime made on an island far east of here.
Rosamia: A furin...
Rosamia: I finally found it.
Vyrn: Pant... Wheeze... Looks like we... managed to catch up... somehow...
Lyria: Glass ornaments... Oh! This must be what you've been looking for!
Rosamia closes her eyes, taking in the sound of the chimes as another breeze causes them to ring.
Rosamia: This calming sound...
Rosamia: And this familiar floral pattern...
Rosamia takes a moment to touch one of the furin and puts her hand on its perfectly round design.
Stallkeeper: The round shape is supposed to represent harmony and tranquility.
Stallkeeper: In other words, it's a reminder to take a break and cherish every new day, and the time spent with your loved ones.
Rosamia: Cherish every new day... I see.
Stallkeeper: I can tell you more about 'em if you'd like.
Stallkeeper: Long, long ago on an island far to the east, the wind itself was thought to carry fortune.
Stallkeeper: The people there believed the sound made by these furin had magical properties that would protect them from disease—almost like an amulet of sorts.
Rosamia: An amulet... So it's more than just a trinket.
Rosamia: How much for this one?
Rosamia points at the furin with the familiar floral pattern and pays the stallkeeper.
Stallkeeper: Thank you kindly. Now let me just take it down for you here...
Kyuta: There's a fish-patterned one... It looks like they're swimming in the air.
Rosamia: Excuse me. Could I also get that fish-patterned one? And the blue one next to it as well.
Stallkeeper: Sure thing, miss. Your patronage is much appreciated!
Rosamia hands the fish-patterned furin to Kyuta.
Rosamia: This is for you. As thanks for everything today.
Kyuta: Why? I wasn't able to reunite you with your mom...
Rosamia: If you hadn't convinced me to put on your mask, I never would've come to this festival in the first place.
Rosamia: And if you hadn't chased after that woman all the way here, I don't think I ever would've found this stall.
Rosamia: I'm beyond grateful for everything you've done for me today... This is the least I can do.
Kyuta: Thank you so much! I know the perfect spot to hang this in the restaurant!
Rosamia: And here, (Captain). This one's for you.
Rosamia: I didn't have enough to get one for each of you, but perhaps we could put this one on the Grandcypher deck to share with everyone.
Lyria: Wow... It's so pretty! We'll find the perfect spot for it!
Vyrn: You're a lot more open today than usual, Rosamia. Guess we've got Kyuta to thank for this nice change of pace!
Having handed out the other furin, Rosamia takes a moment to look at her own.
Rosamia: (An amulet, huh? Just a superstition, of course... Yet the sound strangely puts me at ease.)
Rosamia: If it really was a magical amulet, I wish it would rid me of this curse so I could see my family once again...
Rosamia: Oh! Sorry... Forget I said that. It's not like I believe in those kinds of superstitions or anything.
(Captain) can't help but smile at Rosamia's flustered expression.
Choose: You never know.
- You never know.
- We'll make your wish come true.
Rosamia: Heh... You're surprisingly sentimental, you know that?
Rosamia: I'm sure it's just a children's story. But if you say so... I suppose it wouldn't hurt to believe.Choose: We'll make your wish come true.
Rosamia: Pfft... That was pretty cheesy, (Captain). What's next, a declaration of love?
Rosamia: But it wouldn't be the first time I got you involved with my problems... I know you mean what you say. Thank you for that.
Rosamia: How poetic would it be if the same people who took down the empire were to also free me from this curse? Hehe.Continue 1
As if to answer Rosamia's question, a sudden gust of wind causes the furin in her hand to ring. Its gentle sound resonates through the air.
Rosamia: I'm tired of living my life under this mask.
Rosamia: One day I will free myself from this curse, and I will return to my family.
Rosamia: I just hope that I can count on you for help until that day comes.
Vyrn: You know it! There ain't nothing more important than family, so just say the word!
Kyuta: And someday you can bring your family to Miyasato, and I'll treat everyone to a big sushi dinner!
Rosamia: Thank you.
Among the lively ambience of the festival, Rosamia quietly reflects on her precious memories with her family.
Perhaps the wind will carry a little fortune her way, someday in the future.