Friday, December 31, 2010

Day Two, Part Six


Murno: Please, give it back!

Goon: Why, is it somethin’ important?

(Glimpse of the stone Murno was holding earlier)

Rif: That’s Murno’s!

Murno: Yes, it’s very important, so please…

Goon: I gotcha… But this time, you’d better go out with me.
    -And then this time, I might just let you off easy and forget about that whole thing.

Murno: That…

V.E: This time?

Rif: (annoyed) Are you guys still talking about that? You need to knock it off already!
    -If you keep hitting on Murno, I won’t forgive you!

Killfith: This is the second time I’ve had to put up with looking at your ugly faces… this time, I will definitely kill you.

Goon: Now, what’s that, huh… didn’t you say somethin’ earlier about tauntin’ people weaker’n you?

Rif: Put a lid on it! If you don’t want to wake up in the morning to a world of pain, you better hand that over now!

Goon: You keep makin’ cracks like that, and I just might give this thing back in pieces!

Murno: You what?! Stop!

Goon: (!)

Murno: Give it back! Give it…!!

Goon: What the—get offa me!
    -(hits Murno)

Rif: Murno!

Murno: (annoyed) GIVE IT BACK!

Goon: Shut your mouth already! Or else I smash it right now!

Murno: …!

Rif: You creeps!

Goon: Tell you what. If you bow your head to me, I’ll give it back.
     -Go on. Say it: ‘Please excuse all my impertinence up till now. I’m very sorry. Please return it to me.’

Rif: Why you…!

Jade: Tch… trying to blackmail…

V.E: Hold it.

Jade: Why?!

V.E: It’s fine, just be quiet and watch!

Rif: Who would apologize to you guys!

Goon: If that’s how it is, then I’ll just break it!

Rif: Kh…!

Goon: Then, if ya don’t mind, lower your head t’me. Like I told you.
    -If you don’t hurry and get it back, I’ll just turn it into weapon materials.
    -(they leave)

Murno: Please! As long as you have Govan’s Demon Stone, you’ll be plagued with misfortune…!
    -Aughh! (falls to knees)

Rif: Are you all right, Murno? Were you hurt?!
    -What is their problem? I’m getting seriously ticked off… I’ll make them sorry!

V.E: Hold up!

Rif: Why should I! I won’t forgive them for what they did to Murno!

V.E: So it’s still about revenge, huh? Honestly…
    -What happened before? How did it get to this point?

Rif: How…? What do you…

V.E: I know those guys have never had any love for me, but today the vibe I got from them was totally different from normal.
    -You wouldn’t happen to know why, would you?

Rif: That…
    -The other day, they kept messing with Murno, so I…

V.E: Made them sorry?

Rif: … Yeah.

Jade: Well, if they were muscling in like that, a fight was bound to break out.

Rif: That’s right!

V.E: You don’t know what you’re talking about! Whose fault is it that Murno had to go through this now?

Rif: But that…

V.E: Don’t you get it? Unless you stop doing the same thing over and over again, this will keep happening.

Rif: Even if that means letting them hurt Murno?!

V.E: Use your own brain to figure it out! I don’t have the time to babysit your fights!

Jade: Hey… that’s enough. You should cool off a little.

V.E: If all you want to do is butt in and say something about my teaching methods, keep out of it.

Jade: Why should I? Because it’s your family? That’s not a reason at all!

V.E: You want a reason? How about this. If you keep sticking your nose in, I will personally shove my foot up your ass.

Jade: Wh…!

V.E: (smirks) …

Rif: I—what’s the best thing to do…

Killfith: Let’s just wipe out those guys and take Govan’s Demon Stone back by force.

Rif: But what if they…

Killfith: It doesn’t matter. Once we take back the demon stone, it would be best if we left this village.

Rif: But that…

Murno: (…) I will make them give it back to me.

V.E: (!) Hold on a second. Aren’t you hurt?

Murno: But I can’t let them do this! If I can’t protect it, then…!

V.E: What on earth is so important about Govan’s Demon Stone?

Murno: It’s…

V.E: Can’t tell us, huh? It’s all right. But either way, I can’t let you go.
    -Even if you went, they wouldn’t give it back to you. It’s all right, they won’t break it.

Jade: Although it’s true, as long as that demon stone’s in their hands, it won’t be easy to pry it back out.

V.E: Come on, let’s go back inside and get your injury treated.

Jade: Dammit! I’m not gonna sit here and wait around!
    -(starts to take off)

V.E: Hold on, where do you think you’re going? This isn’t your fight!

Jade: I know that! But just standing around here doing nothing is pissing me off!

(Jade leaves. V.E sweatdrops and goes with Murno into the house)

Rif: This is my fault, isn’t it…

Killfith: …

Rif: I’m sorry… I’m sorry, Killfith.

Killfith: It has nothing to do with me. Let’s just go.

Rif: Yeah. We have to find those guys, in any case.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day Two, Part Five

In front of Bostaph’s Workshop, we find some familiar faces.

Rif: Not you guys again… what is it now? I’m in kind of a hurry.

Goon: I heard the little Stray’s Disciple went off to help exterminate the Stray.
    -Sounds to me like two steps from turnin’ cannibal.

Rif: What did you say!

Goon: Wanna make something of it?

Killfith: Hmph… Your Aniki had a pretty good point…

Rif: Oh, so this is what he meant.
    -Sorry, but it looks like we don’t have time to deal with you.

Goon: … What’s that mean?

Rif: It means that the only people who taunt those weaker than them are half-grown amateurs.

Goon: Argh! ‘Taunt somebody weaker,’ you’re just tryin’a look smart!

Rif: Hey, won’t Lemmy come out again if you make too much of a racket?

Goon: … Shit!

(They run off)

Rif: Shall we go?

Killfith: Whatever you want…

(Down the stairs)

Rif: Huh? What’s that Murno looking at?

Cue picture of an shiny, peculiar trinket.

Murno: (!) Ah, Rif! Welcome back home. I also just got back from the Chief’s house.
     -You know that “Prohibition of Love Strategy?” With Miss V.E’s amazing performance backing me up, it was a huge success.
    -Actually, the chief was so moved, I felt a little bad for lying…

Rif: Seriously?! That’s good! Frankly, I’m a little surprised it went so well.
    -(It looks like Murno had fun, too. I’m really glad…)
    -Why are you out here, by the way?

Murno: Well… Just now, this scary man came to see V.E, but he said that the conversation was none of my business.

Rif: He kicked you out?

Murno: He didn’t, but… it was difficult to stay inside.

Rif: Honestly, he can be such a thug sometimes…

Killfith: I knew it from the moment I laid eyes on him! He’s an enemy!

Rif: Aniki’s not an enemy!

Killfith: Tch…

Rif: What… are you still not satisfied?
    -Then let’s give him a warning for kicking Murno out.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: I can’t believe he said something so mean to Murno! We have to tell him that’s not okay.

Killfith: Tell him it’s not okay? Pathetic. The first thing we should do is rearrange that eyesore of a face.

Rif: Tha—that’s terrible! Don’t say that!

Rif: Aniki, you said something terrible to Murno just now and…

V.E: What do you mean, Stray Summon hunting?!

Rif: Eh?!

Jade: Yeah, something like that. Looks like until he’s achieved his goal, he’s hired this rotten bunch to wander around in searches.
     -Is it because of the recent earthquakes? Seemed like there were a lot of people setting out then, too…

V.E: Is his memory that bad? Because it’s starting to sound like he’s already gone senile.
    -Saying that he will avenge Rob’s death…!

Rif: (!) Avenge Master Rob?!

Jade: I guess it can’t be helped. Bostaph and Rob were close friends, after all…

V.E: Close friends, huh…

Jade: They’re saying it’s to put an end to all the damage that Stray Summons have been doing near the town lately, but that’s just a cover.
    -Only, since it involves Bostaph, I figured you’d want to know about it.

V.E: I see… I guess it’s not over, then. And now that I’m aware of it, I can’t very well ignore it.

Jade: Yeah… that might’ve been the first time I apologized to you.

V.E: You were always apologizing, though.

Jade: How dare you… you haven’t changed at all… but I guess I wouldn’t have it any other way.
    -So. What do you want to do about this?

V.E: It would probably be best to meet with Bostaph. We’ll have to go to town.


V.E: What in blue blazes?

Rif: I want to help with the Stray Summon hunting too! I want to avenge Master Rob!

Jade: Avenge Master Rob… what are you talking about, kid?

Rif: I said before I’ve been training and I’ve gotten stronger! And if you’re going to avenge Master Rob…

Jade: Training? Gotten stronger? You still don’t know what you’re talking about. Were you really Master Rob’s apprentice?

Rif: You’re the one who doesn’t understand. I could show you my strength right now in a match!

Jade: Match?! Like a half-pint could be so great! Your ‘strength’ would only get in the way. A runt like that should be disqualified as a Craftknight!
    -Honestly… what would Rob say if he were alive?

V.E: Hold on a minute!

Jade: What?

V.E: No one treats Rif like an idiot without first getting my consent!

Jade: Hey, hey, it’s not like I went that far…

Rif: Heheh.

V.E: What are you laughing about!
    -(runs over and smacks Rif over the head)

Rif: Owwie…!

V.E: A runt is still a runt! Didn’t I already tell you not to lower yourself looking for revenge?!
    -This is why you’re still a kid.

Rif: But…

V.E: You will stay here and train hard! Is that understood?

Rif: That…

???: KYAAA!!!

Killfith: That was Murno! (runs out)

V.E: What’s going on out there?!

(They exit)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day Two, Part Four

Still in Bazan Forest, Rif and Killfith do not get very far before a voice calls out to them…

???: Hey, you! What are you doing there?

(A man with blue hair walks up)

???: …

Rif: Ack!

Killfith: This guy… who is… just what kind of person is this?

???: Hey, aren’t you a Summon Creature? What the hell are you doing here?

Killfith: He must be another enemy!

Rif: What? Killfith?!

???: Are you trying to pick a fight with me? You’re a pretty lucky guy. As it turns out…
    -If you apologize now, I won’t have to teach you a lesson!

Rif: What? Wait a second, Aniki, hold up!

Jade: (annoyed) Are you still calling me that, Rif? My name is Jade.
    -Jade the invincible!

Rif: Geez… calling you Jade after all this time? I’ll stick with Aniki, if that’s all right.
    -And since when are you invincible?

Jade: Even if it’s been a while, time doesn’t mean a thing. Fighting with Rob that day, I came to know pain, but I’ve gotten back on my feet since then.
    -That’s why I am Jade the invincible.
    -Since that day, I’ve thrown away nicknames like ‘Aniki.’

Rif: You say that, but I don’t think you’ve changed that much.

Jade: Everything’s changed!

Killfith: Thi—this guy is the Aniki you were talking about?! So… he’s not an enemy…?

Rif: Why would you think he was?

Killfith: Are you kidding me? That face of his screams ‘bad guy.’

Rif: Oh, yeah, I know what you mean. But even though Aniki has a pretty scary face, he’s actually a good person. Right, Aniki?

Jade: (angrily) Scary face? Just whose face is scary, huh?

Rif: That face is scary.

Jade: What is that Summon Creature doing here anyway? He’s not your friend, is he?

Rif: Actually, this is Killfith. And actually, he’s my comrade—my partner.
     -Because, uh, you know… as a Craftknight, it’s necessary to have a partner and such things and Master, you know…

Jade: Your comrade? Partner? This scrawny little kid?

Killfith: Insult me like that again and I’ll kill you.

Jade: At least he’s got some spunk. If only he knew how to watch that rotten mouth of his.
    -Try to become more like me, why doncha?

Killfith: Wh—why you… become like you? I’d rather—

Rif: Hey, hey, now.

Then another blue-haired dude comes strolling along.

Gate Watcher: Ah! Rif! When did you sneak out here?

Rif: Well, see, about that…

Gate Watcher: I get it! You wanted to take down the Stray Summon, didn’t you? I know the feeling.
    -Tough luck, though. That Stray you were aiming for? Jade already took care of him.


Jade: Oh I get it now. You guys were looking to take care of some business, huh? Come on, let’s get back to the village.

(Back in Deikel Village)

Jade: So why were you two going through the trouble of trying to exterminate that Stray Summon?

Rif: Well… I think that my partner and I could have become a lot stronger if we faced off with it. That is…

Lemmy: …? What is?

Jade: Ahh… I think I get it. I just don’t understand that kind of nonsense.
     -Seems to me that it’s no good to hate being defeated so much that you’ll let any challenge get to you.

Rif: What’s that supposed to mean?

Jade: Aren’t you guys Craftknights? Don’t you think it’s a little off to go looking for a fight?
    -That’s not how Rob became a top-notch Craftknight.

Rif: It’s nothing like that! I’ve been training hard every day since you left, and if I had a match with you now…
    -I bet we’d be on even ground. That’s how strong I’ve become!

Jade: As long as you keep saying stupid things like that, you’ll never grow up.

Rif: Are you calling me a child?!

Lemmy: (annoyed) As my presence here was obviously not needed, would it be all right if I excused myself?

Jade: Oh, that’s right. I don’t have time to waste on this stuff, either.

Rif: S-stuff!

Jade: I still need to talk with V.E.

Gate Watcher: If it’s V.E you’re looking for, she left the Chief’s house not too long ago. Looks like she headed back home.

Jade: Got it. Thanks, man.

Rif: Hold on a second! I’m not done talking to you yet!

Killfith: He’s already gone.

Rif: I wonder if what he needs to talk to V.E about has something to do with Rob? I’m kinda curious…
    -We may as well head home.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Looks like Aniki went to talk with Master, so let’s go back and listen in.

Killfith: I can’t trust that man. Hurry up!

Rif: I told you Aniki is a good person, didn’t I? You don’t have to worry about Murno.

Killfith: Tch… you simpleton, a guy like that…
    -Tch, just hurry up! I’m going to put him in his place!

Rif: Wha… just hold on a second!

Day Two, Part Three

(Side Conversation)
Rif: If I remember correctly, there’s a road in Deikel Mine that goes around the main gate. Let’s check it out!

Killfith: And if you’re mistaken, exactly what kind of suffering should I be preparing myself for?

Rif: What are you talking about? This is gonna be a blast!

(Inside Deikel Mine)

Rif: (pauses at the side passage)
    -I knew it… this is the passageway!

Killfith: What about it?

Rif: I have a hunch that a long time ago, people used to go through here to get outside the village.

Killfith: Tch… Are we resting all of our hopes on your memory?

Rif: What’s that supposed to mean? I know what I’m talking about. This is the right way.

Killfith: Are you sure you’re not just making this up?

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Okay! We’ll take the way through Deikel Mine and come out on the path to town!

Killfith: Can’t you be quiet for two seconds while we walk?

Rif: What? I’m only talking so you won’t get lonely.

Killfith: Me? Get lonely? Tell me you’re joking. Aren’t you the only one here who would get lonely?

Rif: Oh, it’s okay to feel lonely, you know.

Killfith: What the—listen to me when I’m talking to you!

And eventually they encounter a big ol’ Stray.

Killfith: Tch, a Stray Summon, huh?

Rif: This is probably a different guy from the one everyone is trying to get rid of on the road leading to town.

Killfith: As far as I’m concerned, it’s just another annoyance in our way.

Rif: True enough. And the only way to keep going is to go through him.

Killfith: Sounds good to me.

Rif: Right. Let’s win this!

They fight Metal Horse.
If Rif & Killfith defeat him pretty easily, go to That Was Easy
If they have a hard time defeating him, go to Unprepared

That Was Easy
Rif: That was pretty quick!

Killfith: Which is surprising, given what a slow ally I have…

Rif: Anyway, let’s forge on ahead!

Rif: (despondent) I think we were a little unprepared for that one...

Killfith: Tch... that kind of  that opponent thinking they can get away with whatever they want...

Rif: We just have to pull ourselves together and keep moving forward!

(Bazan Forest)

Rif: We did it! We’re outside!

Killfith: (!)

Rif: (?) What’s wrong?

Killfith: There are two humans approaching.

Rif: Oh, crap! We’ve gotta hide!

Man: … Are you sure there’s nothing to worry about? Those earthquakes that’ve been happening lately made that bridge collapse.

???: That was something of a surprise, but at least it didn’t take out all of the road.

Man: Well, thanks for your help back there. You saved me.

???: There’s no need for thanks. It was nothing! Not for someone like me…
    -Who happens to be invincible and unrivaled.

(After a short pause)

Rif: Are they gone?

Killfith: Looks like it.

Rif: You know, that last guy sounded kinda like Aniki…

Killfith: “Aniki”… doesn’t that mean “elder brother?” I didn’t know you had siblings.

Rif: Ah, I don’t, that’s just what I call him. He’s another Craftknight, and he was a friend of Master Rob’s.
    -I know that he had gone to the town, Prosban. I used to train with him a long time ago, but…
    -I haven’t seen him since Master Rob died.

Killfith: Do you think he’s here now?

Rif: I don’t know… but anyway, let’s go exterminate that Stray!

//Apologies for the insert of a Japanese word (aniki), but it felt way too awkward trying to translate aniki as “Big Bro” for the entire game. They pulled it off with Razzy in the first Swordcraft Story, but given her personality, the usage worked well for her and just added another charming quirk to her character. It helped that she wasn’t the main character.

And, as a side note, “aniki” is a term that younger gang members (yakuza) often use to refer to older, more experienced members. That’s not the intended usage here, of course, but “aniki” is considered manlier/tougher than “oniisan,” which is the term more typically used to refer to a big brother.//

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day Two Side Quests


Storage Battery for Sale
(Red-haired girl on the bridge)
Traveling Saleswoman’s Daughter: My mother is a traveling saleswoman. Right now, our store is starting to become a lot more popular with two kinds of people, Craftknights and blacksmiths.
     -It seems like my mother wants me to go off and play, but I’d much rather invest in future prospects for our business.
     -Are you a Craftknight? Since you’re here, do you want to hear some information on upgrading?

    -I’ll listen.
    -Maybe later.
TS’s Daughter: All righty, so if you use a “storage battery” when you strengthen, the special attack “Thunder Shot” will be added to your weapon.
    -Ah, but it depends on the weapon type. In some cases the special attack won’t be added, so you have to be careful.
    -But for a limited time, I’ll be selling storage batteries for only 200 Boam.
    -Would you like to purchase one?

    -I’ll buy it.
    -I won’t buy it.
(Obtained Storage Battery!)

TS's Daughter: Thank you~.

Fishing Bait
(dark-haired kid standing to the right outside of Rif’s house)
Kid: That Superior Paper!
    -Wanna trade my potato dumpling for it?


(Obtained Potato Dumpling!)

Kid: Heheh, I definitely won that one.

Accepting the Quests
Find Me My Kitty
(blond woman at the train station)
Cat-Lover: Hey, have you seen a white cat anywhere?
    -Could you help me? Oh, I don’t know what I’ll do without her!

These Newfangled Contraptions
(old man inside the shop)
Old Man: All of these drills nowadays are so needlessly complicated. I need one with a much simpler design.
    -Do you think that you could make me one? I’d be able to handle a Hard Motor-type drill.
    -All you would need to make it is some Cutting Ore.

(Accept request?)

(Received an order for a weapon!)

Old Man: Ah, good. Here is something that you’ll need.

(Obtained Drill Shapestone!)

Old Man: I shall await your return.

For some reason it’s called an Ignition Apparatus in this game.
(blond woman in the back of the shop, to the right)
Shopkeep: Hey, would you do me a favor and find some Cutting Ore?
     -I need it for one of my customers. I promise I’ll give you something good as compensation. So? What do you say?

Completing the Quests

These Newfangled Contraptions
(after giving the old man a Hard Motor, which is a #03 Drill)

Old Man: Take this as a reward.

(Obtained Water Tank!)

Old Man: Now this is how it should be, nice and simple…

For some reason it’s called an Ignition Apparatus in this game.
Shopkeep: Hey, you have some Cutting Ore.
    -Hey? Please.
    -That, that, please give it to me?

(Hand over the Cutting Ore?)
    -Hand it over  >Ya sure
    -Don't hand it over  >Sucka

Shopkeep: Stingy~.

Ya sure
Shopkeep: Here, you can take this.

(Obtained Lighter!)

Shopkeep: Come back again sometime, okay?

Find Me My Kitty
Cat-Lover: Ooh, welcome ba~ack, Snowflake.
    -Oh dear, I’m so sorry. I’m just so happy, it’s like I’m floating inside a dream.
    -Take this as a token of my gratitude.

(Obtained Cherry Bomb!)

Cat-Lover: (to cat) Now, promise me you’ll never go anywhere so dangerous ever again, okay~?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day Two, Part Two

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Come on! Chin up, we’ve got a lot of training to do!
    -Hey, Killfith, maybe it’s just me, but it seems like your mood got a lot worse.

Killfith: Tch! How can I be in a good mood when that woman is selling Murno off as a maid? Who could rely on a woman like that!

Rif: You know… to be honest, I really don’t get it all that much, but I was wondering…
    -What is a ‘maid?’ Is it something cool?

Killfith: … Yet another person that can’t be relied on.

//Rif’s confusion makes a bit more sense in Japanese, where they're actually using the English word for maid (メイド) rather than a Japanese word. But it’s still a bit of a "…seriously?" moment.//

(Rif steps out of the house)

???: Wahh!

Rif: This seems familiar…

Killfith: Make sure you didn’t drop your hammer this time.

Zakk: Tha—that won’t a problem!

Rif: What are you doing around here today?

Zakk: I was training in Manig Mine! I want to be just as strong as Lemmy as soon as possible!

Rif: Didn’t he lose to us?

Zakk: You only won that time because he wasn’t feeling well!
    -Anyway, his fever’s gone down, so you’ll definitely lose next time!

Rif: (smirking) Is that right? If we get another match…
    -… Oh, who cares. I’m just glad to hear that the medicine worked.

Zakk: Well, I was only able to pull it off thanks to your he—
    -I mean, that’s not what I meant!

Rif: Of course.

Zakk: Anyway, now that he’s healthy again, he’s gone to beat up this amazing Stray.

Rif: An ‘amazing’ Stray? What do you mean?

Zakk: While I was headed towards the town, this enormous monster appeared in the road. So, Lemmy went to help take it down.

Rif: If he’s going, maybe we should also…

Zakk: Don’t even try. You two wouldn’t stand a chance.

Rif: Watch it! You don’t know that for sure.

Zakk: The proof is that you weren’t called as back-up. You should just go back home and train.
     -And anyway, the Gate Watcher is keeping an eye on the path to town, and he’s not going to step aside just because you ask nicely. It’s too dangerous.

Rif: Hm…
    -I’m going to try to get there anyway!  >Hero to the Rescue
    -I guess there’s nothing we can do. We should give up.  >Disheartened

Rif: I guess we should go train…

Killfith: Tell me that was a joke.

Rif: Killfith…?

Killfith: Did you lose your brain somewhere? You think I’m on equal ground with this kid? I won’t lose to some half-cocked Stray, no matter what the circumstances are.

Zakk: What did you say?

Rif: I got you, Killfith. And since you’ve said all that, I guess we have no choice but to go!

Zakk: You say that, but the gateway is blocked off. The only way to get through would be to go through the Gate Watcher.  >Hero to the Rescue

Hero to the Rescue
Rif: The way will open up for anybody with the willpower to do it. So we’ll go and take down that Stray!

Zakk: I wonder how long you can keep that up before you’re knocked down. Anyway, see ya.

(Zakk leaves)

Rif: In any case, let’s go see if we really can’t take the path to town.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Okay! Let’s get onto the path to town so we can kick some Stray butt!

Killfith: …

Rif: But we have to be careful, because we don’t know what might appear as we continue down the path leading to town!

Killfith: Don’t shout so close to my ear! I can hear you, already…

Gate Watcher: Up ahead a Stray Summon appeared in the path. It’s dangerous, so until we can exterminate it, no one is allowed passage.

Rif: I’m here to help exterminate the Stray.

Gate Watcher: What are you talking about? Now’s not the time for jokes.

Rif: But—!

Gate Watcher: Look here, maybe after you’ve trained some more, you can help out.

Rif: Hey, now…

Killfith: We might be able to take care of this little obstruction. What do you think?

Rif: Maybe we really should train a little more.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: If we really can’t do anything out there, maybe we should just go off and train?

Killfith: I still say we should just get rid of the Gate Watcher.

Rif: We can’t do that!

(As Rif heads along the path to the left of the shop, she stops suddenly.)

Killfith: Why did you stop?

Rif: It just hit me! If I remember this right, then just up ahead, in Deikel Mine, there’s a road that goes around the main gate!

Killfith: If you remember… So what you’re really saying is, it may well be a fool’s errand.

Rif: Oh come on! We might as well give it a try.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day Two, Part One

Rif: All righty, first thing for today…

Killfith: Have you already met with her this morning?

Rif: Met with… um, who exactly?

Killfith: You know… her.

Rif: Ahh, you mean Murno! Sorry about that. Of course she’s on your mind.

Killfith: You id…! Who’s on whose mind? If you keep harassing me with that—

Rif: Heehee… anyway, do you want to go see how Murno’s doing?

Killfith: What the… I’m telling you, you’re the only one who was thinking about her.

Rif: Whatever you say. Let’s just go make sure her fever’s completely gone, okay?

Killfith: Hmph. If it’ll make you stop bugging me.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Let’s check up on Murno!

Killfith: If you want to go that badly, I suppose I can’t stop you.

Rif: Okay, but I don’t see what the difference is.

(Outside the workshop)

V.E: Hey, Murno, are you ready to go yet?

Rif: (?)
    -Master, are you going out?

V.E: Yeah, we’re headed off to visit Chief. Murno hasn’t introduced herself to him yet.

Killfith: You mean because she was sick before?

V.E: Bingo! But she’s completely recovered now with the help of the medicine you two got.

Rif: Heehee.

V.E: Hold on a bit. She’s about to come down in a new change of clothes.

Rif: New clothes? What for?

V.E: She is going to meet with Chief. Her outfit before made her look too suspicious—I couldn’t present her to Chief looking like that.
    -So I lent her some hand-me-downs to help brighten up her appearance.

Killfith: You gave her some of your hand-me-downs, woman?

V.E: Call. Me. Master. How many times do I have to say it before it gets through?

Murno: Um… Miss V.E…

V.E: Are you ready yet? Let’s see how you clean up.

(Murno comes down in a new outfit, looking a little embarrassed)

Murno: …

V.E: How do you like it? It looks cute.

Murno: Um… it’s a lot cuter than what I had before, but… it doesn’t look strange on me?

Killfith: (blushing) Um…

V.E: Ooh, good answer, Killfith. Even better than I hoped for. How about you, Rif?

    -It’s nowhere near strange!  >So Cute!
    -…  >Pause

So Cute!
Rif: It suits you! Very much so!

Murno: Thank you.

V.E: Seems we have a unanimous vote.

Murno: Miss V.E…  >Stories

Rif: …

V.E: Do you have something to say? Or has she robbed you of speech, too?

Rif: If you had such cute outfits, how come you never lent me one?

V.E: Well… it’s not like there was ever an opportunity or anything…
    -Anyway, it’s like… you don’t exactly have the figure to pull it off, you know…

Rif: So you can pull it of, then?!

V.E: Quit being so rude!
    -(runs up and smacks Rif over the head)

Rif: Owwwie… that was uncalled for.  >Stories

V.E: Now, before we head off, let’s get our stories straight.

Rif: What do you mean?

V.E: When you introduced Killfith to Chief yesterday, did you say anything about why we’re giving this girl shelter? Is there anything we shouldn’t say?

Rif: Oh, that.

Murno: Excuse me…

V.E: Although a Craftknight having ambition isn’t really a problem, you probably wouldn’t want to let show that very much, huh…

Murno: Excuse me…

Rif: How about we say she’s your relative? Maybe your cousin or something.

V.E: Except for the fact I’m a Summon Creature!

Rif: Oh yeah, good point.

Murno: Excuse me…

V.E: One thing at a time! And quit saying “excuse me!”

Murno: Excu—I mean… yes, ma’am.

Killfith: Hey, watch how you speak to her.

Murno: It’s all right, Killfith.

Killfith: …

V.E: If we can get back to the matter at hand, even just trying to pass her off as a relative of Rif’s isn’t a very clever plan.

Killfith: So if it isn’t clever, we can’t use it?

V.E: Fine, then. We’ll use the setting I thought up.

Killfith: Tell me you’re joking.

Rif: Is that what you call it? A setting?

V.E: Then, Miss Murno, are you ready to start?

Murno: …
    -I am.

Rif: Why the sudden change in atmosphere?

Murno: Before I came here, I had been working as a maid in a mansion owned by a wealthy family.
     -Because the Lady of the house was so strict, my job was sometimes nerve-wracking, but it had been doable.
     -The Landlord, on the other hand, was a very gentle man. He’s the one who gave me a job and let me live under his roof.

Rif: I see.

Murno: But… as the Landlord and I became close friends, living together in the same house…
    -We ended up falling in love.

Killfith: (stares) …

Murno: However, that love was never meant to last. Once the Lady realized how we felt about one another, she drove me out of the mansion.
   -After all the time that had passed, I couldn’t return to my parents’ home, so I wandered aimlessly through the forest until, after a long, hard struggle, I found this village.
    -I came across the wounded Miss V.E by chance, and she was kind enough to hire me as an assistant.

Rif: …
    -Um, excuse me…

V.E: No, I can’t allow any questions! Not after such a tale of the prohibition of love!
     -If you force her to speak again so soon after she’s already spoken in such length, you’ll only wound her heart.
    -So you can’t!

Rif: Yeah, I guess…

V.E: So, Rif, what do you think of entitling this “The Prohibition of Love Strategy?”

Rif: You ask that but… you’ve already got your mind set on it, don’t you?

(V.E chibifies)

V.E♡: Oh, the prohibition of love… It’s just like how Rob and I were…
     -A perilous relationship that burns so sweet and bright, it is impossible to explain to another person…

Rif: Yeah, well…

V.E: It’s the perfect scenario. All of America would weep to hear it!

Rif: Ameri what now?

V.E: Just leave it to me!
     -Let’s get going, Murno. This kid worries about you way too much. She won’t be able to get any training done as long as we hang out here.

Rif: Hey!

V.E: Well, study hard.

(V.E and Murno depart)

Killfith: …

Rif: Yeah… will it really be all right, I wonder?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Night One - V.E

V.E: I thought you might be here.

Rif: Master…

V.E: Murno is feeling better already, thanks to that potion you guys got for her.
    -Did you go all the way to the center of the forest? You must have worked pretty hard.

Rif: Eheheh… Well, because I had Killfith with me, it was an easy victory!

V.E: You still get carried away so easily, but at least it looks like Killfith seems pretty reliable.

Rif: Um… how so? I don’t really get what you mean by that.

V.E: I mean you’re so unreliable by yourself. If I ever had a fever, you would never go through all the trouble of getting me medicine.

Rif: Tha—that’s not true at all! I mean, of course I would try to get some! Because that’s how you nurse someone back to health!

V.E: Hahaha… well then, thank you. Should that time ever come, I’ll leave myself in your care.

Rif: You can just leave it to me! Although, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Master get sick before.

(V.E smacks Rif over the head.)

Rif: Ow! What was that for?!

V.E: (slightly embarrassed) Do you always talk this much? Sheesh!

Night One - Lemmy

Lemmy: Why are you…?
    -I can’t believe it. Having to meet you here?

Rif: There’s no need to be like that. I come here all the time. It’s my favorite place.
    -By the way, how are you feeling? Is it okay for you to be wandering around so soon?

Lemmy: I have no need of concern from the likes of you.

Rif: Well, as long as you’re healthy, that’s good. Did you take Zakk’s medicine like you promised?

Lemmy: … I did.

Rif: Then I guess it worked, huh? I’ll bet Zakk is glad.

Lemmy: …

Rif: But, to work until you break down… that must be pretty hard, huh?

Lemmy: And what would you understand about that?

Rif: W-what would I…?

Lemmy: You know nothing of me or my affairs, so do not presume to say whatever you please.

Rif: What the heck, there’s no need to be rude. Does that mean you would tell me if I just listened?

Lemmy: It is not necessary for someone as insignificant as you to know.
    -(walks off)

Rif: H—hold on a minute!
    -Man, that guy really ticks me off!

Night One - Murno

Murno: Um… hello, Rif…

Rif: Murno… is it okay for you to be walking around so soon?

Murno: Yeah. I don’t have a fever anymore. And I’ve been sleeping all day, so I don’t really feel like going back to bed just yet…

Rif: I see… I’m really glad you’re feeling better.

Murno: But you going through all that trouble to get medicine for me… I’ve been such a burden to you. I’m really sorry.

Rif: Huh? Sorry for what? It’s really nothing to worry over. I liked being able to do that for you.

Murno: Y-you liked… for me?

Rif: Wha, no, you see—Master’s the one who nursed you back to health. Me and Killfith could only get in the way, so…                   
     -I wanted to do something… but even the medicine I could only get with Killfith and Zakk’s help.

Murno: I see… so everyone helped out…

Rif: But it’s nothing for you to worry about. Having a fever is terrible, anyway, so of course we’d help to make it go away.

Murno: But…

Rif: If it means you getting your health back, Murno, doing it is no big deal. I think everyone else is really glad, too.

Murno: …
    -Do you… want to hear the story about how I came here?

Rif: Huh? Well, sure I want to know, but it’s fine if you don’t want to talk about it just now.

Murno: You’re very kind…

Rif: No, it’s nothing. And anyway, don’t you think this place is really peaceful? Coming always helps me to feel refreshed and calm…

Murno: …

(black screen)
-Even though Murno smiled that time, I couldn’t help but wonder why it seemed so lonely.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day One Side Quests

(Old man standing next to the store)
Zenichi: I’m called Zenichi.
    -In my younger days, I worked as a forester.
    -When I had some free time, I would break up some of the wooden crates on one side of the forests and caves.
    -It was splendid fun. What do you think? Would you like to take on this challenge?
    -See if you can break all of the barrels and crates in a given forest or cave at a single time. It’ll be good practice for you.

Crystal Shards for Sale
(Red-haired girl inside the shop)
Traveling Saleswoman’s Daughter: My mother is a traveling saleswoman. Right now, our traveling store is starting to become a lot more popular with two kinds of people, Craftknights and blacksmiths.
    -I have plans for the future to make our shop big, so for now, I need to work hard to earn enough to pay for travel expenses. But, that’s beside the point.
    -By the way, you look like a Craftknight. How about I give you a little inside information on upgrading?

    -I’ll listen.  >Inside Info
    -Maybe later.  >Not Now

Not Now
TS’s Daughter: You don’t want me to tell you, huh? Well, the customer’s always right, I suppose.

Inside Info
TS’s Daughter: Okay then, if you use a “Water Crystal Shard” to strengthen, you can add the effect “Aqua” to your weapon.
    -And, one time only, I’ll be selling a Water Crystal Shard for just 100 Boam.
    -Would you like to purchase it?

    -I’ll buy it.  >Buy (assuming you have 100 Boam on you)
    -I won’t buy it.  >Bye

TS’s Daughter: What, you’ll listen, but you won’t buy anything? How stingy.

(Obtained Water Crystal Shard!)

TS’s Daughter: Thank you~.

Accepting the Quests

(gray-haired dude near V.E’s house)
Man: So you see, I want to buy this spear, but really, something like that? I just don’t have the spare time.
     -Huh? You really made that weapon there? That’s right, you’re V.E’s assistant, aren’t you? Yeaahhh, I thought so…
    -I really want a spear. Just an Amateur Spear would be nice…
    -But I don’t exactly have any iron ore.

(Accept request?)

(Received an order for a weapon!)

Man: Thanks, man. Here’s some material for it.

(Obtained Spear Shapestone!)

Man: Have fuu~uun.

Find Me My Kitty
(the blond girl near Bostaph’s Workshop, literally named “Cat-Lover.”)
Cat-Lover: Hey, have you seen a white cat anywhere?
    -Could you help me look for her? I have a hunch she’ll be purring right now.

Oh, if Only…
(Old woman near glowing blue sword)
Old Woman: I do wish I had a Flat Stone.

Completing the Quest

(After giving the gray-haired dude an Amateur Spear, which is a #01 Spear)

Man: Soooo, this has a pretty good feel. Now, howsabout taking this to pay for the bill?

(Obtained Slender Crystal!)

Man: Yeahhh, ’s got surprisingly good quality.

Cat Quest
Cat-Lover: Ooh, welcome ba~ack, Snowflake.
    -Oh dear, I’m so sorry. I’m just so happy, it’s like I’m floating inside a dream.
    -Take this as a token of my gratitude.

(Obtained small worm!)

Cat-Lover: (to cat) Now, promise me you’ll never go anywhere so dangerous ever again, okay~?

Oh, if Only…
Old Woman: I see that you have come across a few Flat Stones.
    -For one, I am willing to barter this Premium Paper.


(Obtained Premium Paper!)

Old Woman: Thank you, young one. This is just what I needed.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Night One - Killfith

Killfith: …

Rif: Ah, Killfith.

Killfith: Tch…

Rif: What? Is something up?

Killfith: Humph… Murno awoke not too long ago. I simply came to report that she’s better now.

Rif: I see! That’s really good to hear! I guess that medicine really worked.
    -You must be glad, too. You just kept pushing until we could get it for her.

Killfith: Wha—what are you talking about?! I wasn’t pushing at all! You were the one…

Rif: You’re always saying that kind of stuff. You just don’t know how to be honest, do you? But I guess since you’re a kid…

Killfith: Have you forgotten…? How I look now is nothing like my original form.
     -It’s all because you can’t summon to save your life! God only knows how much older than you the real me is!

Rif: Ah, I see…
    -But when you were an adult, you looked way more grown-up than what’s normal!

Killfith: …!

Rif: You know, you really saved me by helping me gather up the Kicker Fruit!
     -With a companion as strong as you, I’ll bet we’ll be able to make strong weapons and win every battle we run into.
    -So, you really did your best today, Killfith. That’s what I think.

Killfith: You...

Rif: Come to think of it, we probably couldn’t have done it without Zakk’s help, either. Even Master was able to look after Murno for us.
    -So, I guess everyone worked really hard today.

Killfith: How pitiable…

Rif: Eh?

Killfith: I didn’t want to reply back then, but… I also want to give everything I’ve got while we train.

Rif: Killfith…! Really?!

Killfith: Do you seriously think I would say that? Don’t be an idiot!

Rif: …
    -And I was just thinking that was something like a cool adult would say…

Killfith: Hmph…

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day One, Part Eight

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Okay, time to get this medicine to Murno!

Killfith: …

Rif: Hey, wait up! What’s the big rush?

Killfith: Wha—I’m not in any kind of hurry. You’re the one who’s going too slow.

Rif: Okay, okay, I understand. I’ll pick up the pace.

Killfith: Tch… well, if you want to get there that badly, I suppose it can’t be helped.

(In Murno’s Room)

Rif: Master!

V.E: Be quiet! Murno’s still sleeping.

Murno: Nnh… mm.

V.E: Look at that… seems she woke up.

Killfith: Tch… look what you did.

Rif: S-sorry…

Murno: Ah… no, it’s fine… I actually feel much better after resting, so…

V.E: So you say, but you’re still a little feverish, so be good and lay back down.

Killfith: Murno…

V.E: What are you doing here, anyway? You seem awfully happy, considering.

Rif: You’ll never guess. Just look—this should help with Murno’s fever, don’t you think?

(Delivered Kicker Potion)

V.E: Isn’t this a Kicker Potion?

Rif: Killfith and me picked some Kicker Fruit so we could make this.

Killfith: There was also some kid…

V.E: Ah? Ahhh! To make her better, huh!

Rif: You got it!

V.E: This is great, Murno. Drink this right up, okay? I’ll get you some water.

Murno: Ah… thank you… Miss V.E, Killfith… and um…

Rif: No… It’s nothing. Don’t worry about it…
    -And you know, you can call me Rif.

Murno: Well, then… Rif…

Rif: Ehehe…


-I don’t know whether it was thanks to the medicine or the sleep, but after that, Murno’s fever went down.
-When I looked at Murno’s calm, sleeping face, I felt glad, but I also started to get a little worried.
-What kind of life had Murno been living up until this point? I couldn’t even begin to imagine…

Rif: Man, even after everything that happened today, it was all worth it. I’m glad Murno’s doing a lot better.
    -Huh? Is somebody there?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day One, Part Seven

(At the Station)

Zakk: Hey, Rif! You’re late!

Rif: Ahh, sorry, sorry.

Zakk: Okay… so, your portion of medicine is—

(Lemmy appears)

Zakk: L-Lemmy… What are you doing here? Shouldn’t you be sleeping?

Lemmy: What am I doing here…? What are you doing here, with these people?

Zakk: This isn't…! You’ve got it all wrong, Lemmy!

Lemmy: And what have I got wrong?

Rif: Sorry to butt in, but he didn’t meet up with me because he likes me. He only came to give me some medicine.

Lemmy: Medicine?

Zakk: That’s right. The Kicker Potion.

Lemmy: And why would you give such a thing to this person, Zakk?

Zakk: Well, because… when I went to get the Kicker Fruit…
     -Um, well, Rif and Killfith helped me out with this and that, and thanks to them, the potion…

Lemmy: You’re calling her Rif, now…? Exactly how long has this been going on for you to be getting along so well?

Zakk: But I…

Rif: Ahh, ahh… it’s really not as big of a thing as you seem to think.

Lemmy: …

Rif: In any case, Zakk worked really hard to find that fruit and make that medicine for you.
    -You should thank him once you receive it.

Lemmy: For me?

Zakk: Well… since Lemmy wasn’t doing so well, I wanted to find this medicine so you’d get better…

Lemmy: That was not necessary.

Zakk: Eh?

Rif: What on earth is wrong with you? You had a fever earlier, didn’t you?!
    -Just be good and accept what he has to offer to you!

Lemmy: My fever is already gone…

Killfith: What a transparent lie… I can tell from here how much your aura has faded.

Zakk: I knew it. Lemmy, you’ve been overworking yourself—

Lemmy: Regardless, I have absolutely no need of any medicine if it means I am indebted to the likes of you.

Rif: What was that?

Lemmy: You heard me. That Stray Summon injured Master Bostaph…
     -Therefore she is my enemy, as well. I would never stoop so low as to allow myself to accept hand-outs from that Stray’s apprentice.

Rif: You jerk, how dare you say that?

Zakk: Please stop… just forget about it. I’m the one who’s in the wrong here.
     -I don’t want you to get in a fight over this medicine… And if Lemmy says he doesn’t need it, then—

Rif: No, it’s not okay!

Zakk: But…

Rif: This isn’t just your problem anymore. If he really doesn’t want to accept the medicine that much…

Lemmy: (…)
    -Then you’ll make me take it by force… is that what you’re saying?
    -Fine then. This is the perfect opportunity to give her companion exactly what she deserves.

Zakk: But Lemmy, you’re still sick!

Rif: Kh!

Lemmy: What? You don’t think you can win against me, even if in my poor condition?
    -Shall we see if that’s the case?

Rif: Why are you trying to pick a fight?

Lemmy: Of course, you don’t have to worry. I’ll let you fight together with that Summon Creature of yours.

Killfith: To be mocking me so carelessly… it seems that fever has gone to your head. But don’t think we’ll let you off the hook because of that.

Lemmy: If you are able to defeat me, then I shall take the medicine without complaint.

Rif: Then it’s a promise.

Lemmy: Yes.
    -We will have our match as soon as you have finished your preparations.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: We have to win this battle and make Lemmy take his medicine!

Killfith: Did you even pause to consider he might be able to win?

Rif: It’s not a question of whether he can win. We’re going to beat him no matter what!

Killfith: Hmph, how amusing… I wonder if you’ll really be able to win.

Rif: What’s that supposed to mean?

Killfith: That it will probably be left to me once your turn is up.

Lemmy: Have you prepared for your match with me?

    -I’m ready.  >Fight!
    -I still need to prepare.

Rif: I can’t say I’ll feel good about winning against a sick person.

Lemmy: Then come on—if you really think you can beat me.

Rif: All right! Let’s do this, Killfith!

Killfith: It’ll probably be fine… so long as you’ve already said your prayers.

(After kicking Lemmy’s butt)

Rif: So, do you admit defeat?

Lemmy: Kh…

Zakk: Are you all right, Lemmy?

Lemmy: Yes… I’m all right…

Rif: Then since you lost, fulfill your end of the bargain and take the medicine Zakk made!

Lemmy: … Very well…

Zakk: Then, um… here, Lemmy…

Lemmy: Yes… Thank you.

Rif: You know, that medicine also contains Zakk’s feelings, so it’s really valuable. You should keep that in mind when you use it.

Lemmy: I know that.

Rif: …

Zakk: Thank you, Rif. Here it is.

Rif: Ah, I almost forgot. Thanks so much for this, Zakk.

(Obtained Kicker Potion!)

Zakk: By the way, you and Killfith seem to be okay… so who did you need the medicine for?

Rif: Ah well, you know, just somebody…

Zakk: Maybe it’s someone important to Rif?

Rif: Yeah, that’s right.

Zakk: I see. Then hurry and take this to them.

Rif: Will do. Come on, let’s go, Killfith.

Killfith: Whatever you wish.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day One, Part Six

And then our intrepid adventurers come across a glowing blue triangle.

Info: By using this, you will be able to recover both your hit points and magic spells.
     -In order to do this, step on top of the blue triangle and press the A button.
     -You can use it once to recover, but after that you won’t be able to use it again until after you leave the dungeon area and come back again.

(Inside the gourd)

Rif: How weird… why is the grass dried up only around here?

Killfith: What if the Kicker Fruit is also…

Rif: Look, over there!

(Cue Huge Stray wielding a ball and chain)

Zakk: What am I gonna do…. Thanks to that Stray, all of the trees around here died.
    -What if the Kicker Fruit… even though I worked so hard to get here…

Rif: It’s too early to give up. There has to be some left somewhere!

Zakk: But… that Stray Summon is still in the way…

Rif: Don’t worry. We’ll take care of him.

Zakk: What? He’s way too strong!

Rif: It’ll be all right. This is the only way that a Craftknight can become stronger!

Zakk: You…

Rif: Okay! Let’s do this, Killfith!

Killfith: Listen up, you little eyesore. If you even think about interfering, I’ll wipe you off the face of this planet. So go disappear somewhere.

(Fight big ol’ Stray)

Zakk: That was amazing! You really chased him off!

Rif: See? This proves how strong we are! Right, Killfith?

Killfith: Bringing down that kind of low-grade Summon Creature is hardly something to boast about.

Zakk: Thank you.

Rif: Aww, it’s all right.
    -Are you okay, though? I mean, you actually thanked us.

Zakk: It’s fine. Thank you, Rifmonica, Killfith.

Rif: Ah… no problem. And you can just call me Rif.

Killfith: Tch… how long are you going to stand there babbling? If we’re going to search for the Kicker Fruit, let’s hurry up and do it.

Rif: Ah, that’s right. Let’s find the Kicker Fruit!

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Let’s find that Kicker Fruit!

Killfith: I still don’t know what this fruit looks like, so why don’t you do it?

Rif: Well, I’ll bet it’s sweet and delicious, don’t you think?

Killfith: If you’re going to tell me something, can’t you at least give me a color?

And so they searched. And found a couple of fruits hanging from a tree.

(Obtained Kicker Fruit!)

Rif: It’s here! It’s here, the Kicker Fruit!

Killfith: If we make a medicine out of this, then maybe Murno’s fever…

Zakk: I found some too!

Rif: That’s great.

Zakk: You know, if you give me the fruit you found, there’s a chemistry set back at the workshop front.

Rif: Huh? A chemistry set?

Zakk: That way, I can make your share of medicine, too, and give it back to you.

Rif: Really? Is that okay?

Zakk: Sure. After all, I wouldn’t have been able to get the fruit if you hadn’t chased that Stray away. So, it would be my way of thanking you.

Rif: I see… then, thank you. That makes me really happy!

Zakk: But we’ll have to meet up later, since I can’t let anyone see me helping you out…

Rif: Haha…

Zakk: Wait by the station, and I’ll bring the medicine as soon as I can!

Rif: Yeah, please do!

Zakk: Just leave it to me!

(Handed over Kicker Fruit)

Killfith: Are you sure that was a good idea?

Rif: What? You don’t think so?

Killfith: You really think that kid will be able to make it all the way back to the village?

Rif: Well…
     -Now that you mention it, that might be something to worry about… but anyway, let’s just head over to the station.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Let’s go to the station to get that medicine!

Killfith: Do you really think that kid will show up with the medicine? He is friends with those scumbags.

Rif: There’s no doubt he’ll show! I believe in him.

Killfith: Don’t say that kind of stuff with such a serious look… it’s creepy.

Rif: Onward! To the confirmation of our friendship!

Killfith: Y-you… now you’re just doing it on purpose.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day One, Part Five

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Let’s go find Zakk!

Killfith: Whatever.

Rif: But how did he fall down when the bridge was already collapsed?

Killfith: Well, whatever the case, at least I will find it highly amusing.

Rif: What is wrong with you?!

Killfith: What? Weren’t we going to hurry and check on him?

Rif: Hold on! I wasn’t finished talking!


Rif: Hey, kid, are you all right?

Zakk: Aw, it’s fine. Even though it kinda hurt when I fell down, I’m A-Okay. Thanks for ask—
    -I mean nothing! Who asked you?

Rif: What are you talking about? There was already a hole in the bridge. How on earth did you fall down?

Zakk: Sh-shut up! I was in a real hurry, so I just didn’t notice it!

Rif: Well, what were you hurrying for?

Zakk: I… I came looking for the Kicker Fruit at the heart of this forest!

Rif: Kicker Fruit? You mean you’re going all the way to the center of a Stray-infested forest just to get some fruit?
    -Wow, you must like it a lot.

Zakk: That’s not it at all! I only want Kicker Fruit so I can make medicine and give it to…

Rif: Medicine?

Zakk: Don’t you know about it? You can use Kicker Fruit to make a really effective remedy!

Rif: An effective remedy, huh? But you seem pretty healthy, so why do you need…
    -Wait, it’s for that guy, isn’t it? I thought there was something wrong with him.

Zakk: Yeah… Lemmy’s not feeling well… he even got a fever.
     -He doesn’t want to say anything… I think it’s because he doesn’t want Master to worry, but he’s been working himself way too hard.

Rif: Hmm… I guess even though he’s got that kind of face, he must be nice enough for you to do so much for him.

Zakk: What do you mean, that kind of face! Don’t you know? Lemmy is the coolest ever!
     -He forges the best weapons, and in battle, he’s super strong! He could easily cut you two down to size!

Rif: Hmph… So, is he really that strong?

Zakk: You bet! I wanna be just like him when I grow up!
     -That’s why I have to find that Kicker Fruit as soon as possible. Because I want him to get healthy as soon as possible!

Rif: I see.

Killfith: Didn’t you say we could use the medicine from that fruit to lower a fever?

Zakk: Huh? Yeah, that’s right… maybe you two want to get the Kicker Fruit, too?

Killfith: That’s none of your business, brat.

Rif: Killfith…

Zakk: I get it now! Well, I won’t let you take it all for yourself! You won’t beat me!

Rif: H—hey wait! Will you really be all right? There are all those Stray Summons around…
    -He’s gone already.

Killfith: What do you want now?

Rif: Well, you were just suddenly so curious about that fruit that he was…
    -I see, you want to get it for Murno, right?

Killfith: Wha… who ever said anything like…

Rif: Anyway, let’s get going, okay?

Killfith: Tch… whatever.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: The Kicker Fruit should be in the heart of Manig Mine’s forest, so help me keep an eye out, okay?

Killfith: There’s no point.

Rif: What does that mean! I thought you really…

Killfith: You don’t even know what the Kicker Fruit looks like, do you?

Rif: Oh, yeah… I guess so, huh. It probably grows on a tree…
     -It might be sweet, but it could be bitter, too. Personally, I like the sticky, syrupy fruits best.

Killfith: I knew it. Not a clue.

And so our intrepid adventurers continue on their way…

Rif: Huh? What is it this time?

Zakk: It’s just… last time, one of the bridges was broken, so I wondered if, you know, one of these might be…

Rif: That shouldn’t be a problem this time around. After all, you only have to worry about landing on your backside once. After that, you just have to avoid the bridge with the big hole in it.

Zakk: Sh-shut up!

Rif: Hey, Killfith, I’ll bet you know which one it is, right?

Killfith: …

Rif: I figured you’d know… although I’ll bet you wouldn’t tell us which it is…

Killfith: Hmph…
    -(looks at the upper bridge)
    -That bridge is going to collapse.

Rif: Wow, Killfith really just came out and told us. I… can’t help but wonder why…

Killfith: I can’t believe it. You honestly thought I was telling you the truth?

Rif: I see how it is…

Zakk: I’ve got it! Then, I’ll go first!

Rif: Ah, hey, wait a minute!

Zakk: (!) Awwahh?!

Rif: He fell!
    -A—are you okay?!

Zakk: I’m fine!

Rif: Thank goodness.
    -What was that about? Why did you trick him like that?

Killfith: Don’t be an idiot! I didn’t mean to—

Rif: Huh? You mean you didn’t trick him on purpose?

Killfith: Gh…!
    -Of… of course it was on purpose…

Rif: Eh?

Killfith: That’s right, I did it on purpose. I wanted to have a good laugh at the bewildered looks on your faces. Hahahaha…

Rif: (looks dejected) Oh.
    -Anyway, we should try to find where he is.

Killfith: You’ve got to be kidding me with that… why should I have to go looking for him?


(She starts to run off, but a Stray suddenly appears)

Rif: Eeaaa!

(Rif can’t do any damage in the fight, so Killfith steps in)

Rif: That was dangerous… If Killfith hadn’t stepped in, I’d be a goner by now…
    -Thank you, Killfith.

Killfith: It’s annoying in a different way to hear words of thanks coming from you.

Rif: Isn’t that because we’re partners?

Killfith: Tch…!

(Zakk comes running up)

Zakk: Ahh, that really surprised me. Turns out the cave under that other bridge and the one under this bridge are connected!

Rif: You came all the way from there? Thank goodness you’re safe.
    -Zakk, I’m really sorry about what just happened.
    -The fact is, neither of us actually knew which of the bridges would collapse.

Killfith: !

Zakk: Well, I forgive you.

Killfith: Why are you apologizing? You didn’t do anything wrong.

Rif: That doesn’t matter. My partner’s mistakes are my mistakes, too.
    -So we should always apologize together.

Killfith: Tch…

Zakk: Don’t worry about it. Besides, at least now we know which bridge is okay to cross, so everything worked out all right, right?
    -So, I’ll go on ahead!

Rif: Looks like it will be okay this time.

Killfith: …

Rif: Okay! Let’s get a move on!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day One, Part Four

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Let’s deliver this hammer to Zakk! If I recall correctly, he said he was going to the station.

Killfith: Station?

Rif: Yeah, the train station. It’s there to transport things like ore and luggage.
    -A Summon Creature pulls the train cars so it can move from place to place.

(At the train station, Lemmy is panting on the ground)

Rif: Hey, what happened?

Zakk: He just… Lemmy…!

Lemmy: (gets up) It is of no business of yours.

Rif: Wh—!
    -Ahh… I see. You’re right, it’s none my business.

Lemmy: Then perhaps you should do us both a favor and meander elsewhere. You’re only a nuisance here.

Rif: You are so rude! Anyway, the only reason I came was to return this.

(Returned Zakk’s hammer)

Zakk: Ack! Isn’t this my hammer?! Did I drop this before?

Rif: A hammer is a blacksmith’s most valuable possession. Don’t let yourself lose it a second time!

Zakk: Thank you!
    -I mean, no thank you! Wait. Err…

Rif: Actually, Killfith’s the one who found it. If you’re going to thank anyone, you should thank him.

Zakk: I understand. Thank you.

Killfith: Oh, for… just pay more attention when you go flailing off.

Zakk: Umm… I’m sorry. I’ll be…
    -Wait, that’s not what I meant!

Lemmy: If you have completed your task, then do us the kindness of running back home.

Zakk: Lemmy…

Rif: Now that we’ve got that behind us, we should be going too, Killfith.

Killfith: Whatever you want.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Now off to collect materials at Manig Mine!

Killfith: Hm? Yeah…

Rif: Eh?! That’s it? Why are you so obedient all of a sudden? It’s kind of freaking me out.

Killfith: Huh? Did you say something just now?

Rif: Did I… Um, were you not actually listening to me before?

Killfith: Why? Were you insulting me? If you were, I won’t let you off lightly!

(Manig Mine)

Rif: Okay, now we can collect some weapon materials!
    -There are a lot of Strays around here, so we’ll have to be careful.

Killfith: ‘Be careful?’ Exactly who do you think you’re talking to?

Rif: This is so cool! Now that I have a partner, I can go as far in as I want to!

(Concerning Field Action)

Info: While in a dungeon area, you can use your weapon to destroy crates and barrels and such things as well as various gimmicks (plants, boulders, tree trunks, etc.).
     -Each gimmick can be destroyed by a specific weapon type. You can change which weapon you use in the field by using the LR buttons.
    -Once you have destroyed a gimmick, you may be able to obtain an item.

(Side Conversation)
Killfith: Even though it looks like there are Summon Strays around here, it seems they’re all small fries…

Rif: Really? Sounds promising!

Killfith: Tch… so long as you don’t mind fighting small fries.

Rif: Why would I?

And then they come to a pair of bridges…

Rif: Huh? Is something wrong?

Killfith: You… haven’t noticed anything unusual?

Rif: Noticed what?

Killfith: It’s nothing. Let’s test to see how your luck is.

Rif: What is that supposed to mean?

Killfith: …

Rif: Don’t say weird, random things… gee whiz!

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Which bridge should we take?

Killfith: Heh… I wonder.

Rif: Ugh, you’re impossible!

(If you choose the upper bridge  >Upper
If you choose the lower bridge  >Lower)

(Killfith stops abruptly)

Killfith: Looks like you don’t have any luck after all.

Rif: Huh? What are you talking abou…

(The bridge collapses)

Rif: WAHH?!

(Rif ends up inside the chasm)

Rif: Whoa… That really surprised me…

Killfith: …

Rif: Eh?

Killfith: Ahahahaha

Rif: Wha—
    -Is he laughing at me?!

(On the surface)

Killfith: Tch… what took you so long?

Rif: Hey, what was that about?!

Killfith: What was what about?

Rif: Don’t tell me… you knew that the bridge was going to collapse, but you kept quiet about it?

Killfith: Amazing, you got it right.

Rif: Why you—why didn’t you tell me?!  >Working Together

(The upper bridge collapses)

Rif: Did you see that? That bridge just collapsed.

Killfith: It seems like you have pretty good luck, after all. How disappointing.

Rif: Is that what you were talking about before?! You noticed that the bridge was about to collapse?

Killfith: Of course I did.

Rif: If you did, then why didn’t you tell me?  >Working Together

Working Together
Killfith: Exactly why would it be necessary to inform an imbecile like you about it?

Rif: What is with you? Did the fact that you’re my partner just slip your mind?

Killfith: It’s more like I remembered that I wanted to test your luck.

Rif: Why you…!

Killfith: Bridges are bound to collapse every now and then…. Do you mean to take away what little fun I can get?

Rif: Wha—what’s that supposed to mean?!

Killfith: …

Rif: Good grief! You’re not going to tell me, are you?
    -Just forget it! We’re going!

(A monster appears)

Rif: Killfith, look out!

(Fight ensues. Killfith can’t do much damage, so Rif comes to the rescue)

Rif: I wonder why your attack didn’t work against that Stray… Are you all right, Killfith?

Killfith: You want to know if I’m all right? Just who do you think you’re talking to?

Rif: You… again with that…

Killfith: …

Rif: Ahahahaha! You’re so awesome.

Killfith: Wha—what?

Rif: Oh, nothing. If you can still play it cool like that, then you’re definitely all right.

Killfith: You’re awfully composed… even though you came to my rescue, your attitude hasn’t changed much at all.

Rif: Should it? Since we’re partners, it’s only natural that we should help each other out, don’t you think?

Killfith: Because we’re partners?

Rif: Besides, if you got hurt, wouldn’t Murno be sad, too?

Killfith: Tch…

Rif: Then let’s keep going!

???: Waahh!

Rif: What happened? Did somebody just fall through the bridge?!

Killfith: Didn’t that voice belong to that Zakk kid?

Rif: Let’s go check it out!

Rif: (?)
    -Wait a second…
    -Didn’t that bridge already collapse? How on earth did he fall down?!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day One, Part Three

(In the store, if you ask around, someone tells you the chief is deeper inside the store.)

Chief: Oh? Who have you brought here, Rif? A Summon Creature?

Rif: Um, this is Killfith! He’s my partner. Together we’ll be making weapons!

Chief: Making… Where did you find him, exactly?

Rif: Weeell…
     -See, yesterday Master received some Summonite, and since I am after all a Craftknight, having a partner is essential.

Chief: It seems awfully sudden.

Rif: I guess it is pretty sudden.

Chief: But good for you! That boy looks to be a Summon Creature from the spirit world Sapureth. He is quite handsome, isn’t he?

Killfith: Do not treat me like a child.

Chief: Hohoho! It’s good for children to have some pluck. As Rif’s companion, you’ll need to be sharp.

Killfith: Do you not understand English, old man? If you persist in condescending to me, I will finish you.

Chief: D-did you say finish…?! Just what kind of a Summon Creature is this!

Rif: No, no, Chief, it’s just one of those jokes we kids have! He’s not being serious.

Killfith: Why you little…

Rif: If you’re really not a kid, then act your age. Any problems you make will affect Murno, too!

Killfith: … Tch…!

Chief: Was that really a joke?

Rif: Of course it was! Isn’t that right, Killfith?

Killfith: …

Rif: Right, Killfith?

Killfith: It… it was just a joke…

Rif: See? He even said so himself.

Chief: Well, I hope he learns to communicate himself better to others. But I suppose that will be just another thing you will work hard on in your training.

Rif: Yes, sir!
    -(steps away)
    -That was surprisingly simple. Thank goodness it’s over with.
    -Now let’s hurry home. We still have some training to do! Or so Master says, anyway.

Killfith: What…? We have to keep training in that workshop?

Rif: First we need to collect some materials. After all, we can’t forge empty-handed. Let’s go to Manig Mine.

Killfith: Manig Mine?

Rif: That’s where I always go to train. It’s also where you can pick up weapon materials that have been dropped.
    -That’s actually where I found your Summonite.

Killfith: Are you saying you thought my Summonite was weapon materials?

Chief: Hmm? What are you talking about over there?

Rif: Uh, no, it’s nothing! Don’t mind us!
    -Anyway, we’re off to Manig Mine!

(You now have the option to use Partner Blitz.)

Info: During battle, you have the option to alternate with your partner for a fixed amount of time.
     -In order to alternate with your partner, go to the Support option on the main menu and add in “Partner Blitz.” Then you will be able to use it at any time during combat.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Come on, we’re off to go train!

Killfith: …

Rif: I understand your concern for Murno, but if we go back, we’ll only be in the way. The best thing we can do for now is train!

Killfith: Wh-who is—! Stop screwing with me! There’s no way I would worry about anyone, ever!

Rif: Okay, okay, I got it, I got it.

Killfith: You’ve ‘got it’ completely wrong!

(Outside the shop)

???: Wahh! (thud)

Rif: (?) Did I just hear something?

(They run over to a little kid who has fallen down)

Rif: Hey, are you okay?

Zakk: I’m all right. Thank you…
    -Wait, aren’t you the Stray’s apprentice?! The one who works for the Summon Creature?!

Rif: My NAME is Rifmonica! And you should stop calling my Master ‘Stray.’ It’s no good to take after bad role models.

Zakk: Bad role… hey, leave Lemmy out of this! It’s got nothing to do with him!
    -And Lemmy’s not a bad role model! In fact, he’s a really good role model!

Rif: Sure, sure, if you say so. I’m soooo sorry.

Zakk: Hey, what’s that supposed to mean? If you’re trying to pick a fight…

Killfith: …

Zakk: Um… uh…? Is that Summon Creature…?

Rif: Ah, this is my partner. You can call him Killfith.

Zakk: Wow, that’s so cool! I’ve always wanted to be partners with a Summon Creature…
    -I mean, no! I get rid of Summon Creatures!

Rif: I don’t know… it seems like you might trip and fall in a fight.

Zakk: Sh-shut up! I’m outta here! Lemmy’s waiting for me by the station, anyway.
    -(runs off)

Rif: I guess he’s a pretty busy kid, huh.

(Killfith sees something on ground, and goes to pick it up.)

Killfith: Hm…? Hey, is this that kid’s…?

(Obtained Zakk’s hammer!)

Rif: Hold on, this couldn’t really be his hammer, could it?
    -What is he thinking? A hammer is a blacksmith’s life! To drop it so carelessly…

    -Return the hammer to Zakk.  >Good Deeds
    -Some stranger carelessly dropping his things has nothing to do with me.  >Dog Eat Dog

Good Deeds
Rif: I guess it can’t be helped. We really should return this.

Killfith: That person really seemed to hate you. And now you’re going through the trouble of helping out such an annoying dimwit?

Rif: I know, but it’s his hammer. I don’t know what I would do if I were ever separated from my hammer.

???: Well said!

Rif: Chief?! How long have you been standing there?

Chief: You displayed good character just now.
    -Never forget that heart, no matter what may come to pass!

Rif: Thank you, Chief.

Chief: Good! Now, I am off!  >What’s Right

Dog Eat Dog
Rif: We don’t really know if this is his hammer or…

Chief: …

Rif: Ch-chief?! Just how long have you been standing there?

Chief: Close your eyes, Rif.

Rif: Huh?

Chief: It will be easier for you to recall V.E’s face once you have closed your eyes!

Rif: Y—yes!

V.E: Remember this. You should never let yourself do or say something of poor character.

Rif: …

Chief: Well, do you understand now? What you must do?

Rif: Yeah. I’m sorry, Master V.E… That was really uncool of me just now…

Chief: Ah, a light… it seems you understand now.

Rif: Yes! Thank you, Chief!

Chief: Good! Now, I am off!  >What’s Right

What’s Right
Rif: All right! Time to track down that kid!

Killfith: You… really resemble…

Rif: What?

Killfith: It’s nothing.

Rif: ? Well, that’s okay. We’re off!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day One, Part Two

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Murno should be on the second floor. Shall we go up?

Killfith: …

Rif: What? What is that expression for? Are you concerned for Murno?

Killfith: Be quiet. I always have this expression on my face.

Rif: I get it. So actually, that expression means you’re relieved you get to see Murno now.

Killfith: Buh—!
    -Why are we standing here babbling, anyway? Let’s hurry up.

(At the bottom of the staircase)

Rif: Heeyy! Murno! Are you up?
    -Huh, I guess not. In the meantime, maybe we should go visit Chief’s house…

Killfith: …? Why didn’t she answer?
    -(runs up the stairs)

Rif: Just hold on a minute… ah, geez!

Killfith: Hey, what’s wrong? Murno!

Rif: (!) Aw crap!

(Upstairs, Murno is on her knees, panting)

Rif: I’m coming in, Murno.
    -Murno?! What happened?

Murno: I’m all right… I just—felt a bit dizzy there.

Killfith: (…) Hey, do you have a fever…?

Rif: A fever? Oh no, you should get back into bed! I’ll go get Master!

(black screen)

V.E: That fever really hit her hard…

Killfith: Can’t you do something?

V.E: There’s no need to worry. So long as she gets some rest, she should be better in no time.

Killfith: What are you—just who is worried…!

V.E: Keep your voice down! When I said she needs sleep, that means peace and quiet, too.

Killfith: Tch…

Rif: But how did her fever rise so suddenly?

V.E: It’s probably because she’s been overworking herself… people only get this bad when they haven’t been resting properly for a while. It’s just catching up with her all at once.
    -That being said, there’s not much that either of you can do just standing around in here.

Rif: All right… if you’re sure.

V.E: I’ll stay here and take care of Murno. You just be sure to introduce Killfith to Chief.
     -There’s been an increase in Strays around here lately, so don’t get turned around on your way there.

Rif: But, for the introduction, what exactly should I tell him?

V.E: You could just say he’s a fellow Craftknight, or say something like I received some Summonite, I suppose. Something like that should be fine.

Rif: Something like that…

Killfith: Her ‘fellow Craftknight?’

V.E: I know it might be bending the truth a bit, but can’t you go along with it? You can do that for Murno, can’t you?

Killfith: Tch… whatever you want.

Rif: It’s all right, I’ve got it, Master. Let’s go, Killfith.

Killfith: I must be insane to leave Murno’s care in this fools’ hands…

V.E: Didn’t I already tell you to call me Master? You really need to learn some respect. Honestly, kids today…
     -I guess that’s one point we’ll have to work on, huh. But don’t worry, I’ll take good care of her, so you can rest easy and go on ahead.

Killfith: …

V.E: And just what is that look for?

Killfith: Nothing…

V.E: Hey, if you’ve got a complaint, then out with it!

Rif: M-master, you’ve gotta keep it down!

Murno: Mhmm…

V.E: Oops, sorry.

Killfith: …

V.E: Gee whiz, because you kept saying such weird things, I just lost my temper.

Killfith: I didn’t actually say anything…


Rif: Master, hush!

V.E: In any case, you’ll only be in the way here, so hurry over to Chief’s place.
    -I’ll let you know if Murno gets any better while you’re gone.

Killfith: Who’s in the way?

V.E: With the exception of greeting the Chief, you two have Craftknight training twenty-four-seven. There’s no time to be slacking off!

Rif: We know that, Master. We won’t let ourselves get distracted going over to Chief’s house. Right, Killfith?

Killfith: Tch… whatever…

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Let’s go to Chief’s place!

Killfith: …

Rif: Are you still thinking about Murno’s condition?

Killfith: Tch, not even close! I just can’t rely on that woman.

Rif: By ‘that woman,’ do you mean Master? Basically, you’re just worried about Murno, aren’t you?

Killfith: Wha—that’s not it at all.

Rif: Okay, okay, I got it, I got it.

(Out of the house and up the stairs outside, Goon is standing in the way)

Rif: Something you want?

Goon: Nope.

Killfith: Wasn’t that the same one from yesterday?

Rif: Yeah, well… it seems like we always get mixed up with the people from this workshop one way or the other.
    -You should be careful too, Killfith.

Killfith: It has nothing to do with me.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day One, Part One

Killfith: How depressing…

Rif: Huh?

Killfith: Why must I introduce myself to the village chief?

Rif: What do you mean why? If you’re going to live here, it’s only natural you greet our Chief.
    -At least, that seems to be how Master feels about the whole thing.

Killfith: Tch…

Rif: It’ll be all right. Since you don’t look all that scary anymore, you’ll be fine so long as you don’t say anything.

Killfith: What does that… I don’t want to hear those kind of bad jokes coming from you.

Rif: What are you getting angry about? Do you like being scary?

Killfith: Be quiet… you’re putting a damper on my mood.

Rif: What the heck! If you really want to be scary, why do you go around in that weird get-up? Because it doesn’t exactly scream ‘scary,’ you know.
    -Although, it might help if we drew a horn on your face.
    -Drew… a horn…

Killfith: Argh! What are you laughing about! What kind of thing were you imagining?!

Rif: Sorry, sorry. Really, it’s nothing~.

Killfith: Tch, forget it.

Rif: Wait a sec! Where are you going? If it’s to see Murno…

(He leaves)

Rif: He left…
    -I think Murno should be in her room upstairs. I wonder what I should do…

Just as Rif is about to leave the workshop…

Killfith: Let me go! Forcing me to greet someone—

V.E: Geez! I heard you the first time.

Rif: Oh, Master… and Killfith.

V.E: Maybe… were you two thinking of sneaking out to see Murno?

Killfith: Nrh—! I don’t know about this idiot, but why would I do something like that?

Rif: Well, for me…
    -I was going to go up to Murno’s room.  >Sneaky!
    -Hadn’t even crossed my mind.  >Not Guilty!

Rif: Not everyone had come back yet, so I didn’t see the harm in it…

V.E: Uh-huh. Really, you guys were just worried about her. Ahh, honestly…  >Murno

Not Guilty!
Rif: I just thought I’d wait by the doorway since I’d already finished preparing.

V.E: Yeah, yeah, say what you like. You’re so easy to figure out.  >Murno

Rif: Wh-what’s that supposed to mean? I wasn’t…!

V.E: Oh man, even though you guys are trying to play hooky, I can’t help but think she’s become like a princess in a dream.
    -She was pretty exhausted, but she should be okay with a little bit of rest.

Rif: I see. That’s good.

Killfith: In that case, maybe I should get a little bit more sleep too…

V.E: Excuuuse me? That kind of thing should be reserved for when you have free time. We still have your training to pick up on.

Rif: You mean now?!

V.E: Why do you sound so surprised?! What a miserable student this poor master has to teach!
     -You need to hurry and become at least skilled enough to do repair work. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just usable enough so that people won’t be ashamed to accept it. Otherwise I’ll really be worried about our income!

Rif: Wow, practical as ever…

V.E: If you understand how harsh reality can be, you won’t slack off in your training!

Rif: Yes ma’am.

V.E: Killfith, you too!

Killfith: Whatever you want…

V.E: Today, you will learn how to disassemble weapons.

Rif: Disassembling, huh?

Info: By disassembling a completed weapon, you can restore the shapestone used to craft it.
     -During the process, the other component used in the weapon will be lost, but the shapestone itself will retain some of the weapon’s attributes.
     -Your blacksmith’s rank and TEC will increase based on how big the changes in the shapestone’s inherited attributes are.

Rif: All right, let’s give a try. You ready, Killfith?

Killfith: Let’s get this over with…

(It is now possible to converse with your partner)

Info: When your character is not busy, you can speak with your partner.
    -In order to do so, simply press Select.

(Side Conversation)
Rif: All right, let’s disassemble this sword!

Killfith: Forging weapons only to break them down again. Am I the only one who finds it bothersome?

Rif: But disassembling weapons that’ve been used for a while can be made much stronger after tempering and fixing them up.

Killfith: So, we’re dismantling that sword now because it can’t be used for a long time?

Rif: Th—that’s not what I meant! Anyway, you’ll understand better once your training builds up!

(Forging funtimes)

Rif: We were able to disassemble the sword.

V.E: Then, with the materials you have, you and Killfith will forge a new weapon.

Rif: A weapon with Killfith…

Killfith: …

V.E: Isn’t that what we were practicing for yesterday? Go on, give it a try!

(Forging funtimes)

(Obtained Amateur Knife!)

Rif: We did it…

V.E: How did it go?

Rif: Well…

Killfith: Just spit it out.

Rif: It’s awesome! Compared to the one I made by myself, this is in a whole other league!
    -You did really great, Killfith! Look, look, see! It’s soooo cool!

Killfith: Knock it off… so annoying.

Rif: What the heck, you think a guy would like some praise after all the trouble we went through.

Killfith: That’s why I said it’s annoying.

Rif: Hey, don’t tell me you’re feeling embarrassed.

Killfith: Wh—who would feel embarrassed! Not me!
    -Mocking me like that, you want me to kill you?

V.E: Hahaha… you guys really get along, huh? Come on, let me see it.

Rif: Sure.

V.E: (…)

Rif: Well?

V.E: I’d give it a ‘so-so.’

Rif: Only ‘so-so’…

V.E: While forging this weapon with your partner, did you realize anything important?
     -When you’re finally able to communicate with one another’s heart and mind, your weapon’s strength will be limitless!

Rif: Limitless! Awesome!

V.E: But look at you two now. Why, it reminds me of when Rob and I first met—as if Fate itself had brought us together…

(V.E chibifies)

V.E♡: Although I didn’t know anything about being a blacksmith, Rob gently took my hand and showed me how to do it, step by step…

Rif: Ahh… I think we lost her…

Killfith: The weapon is finished, already. Shouldn’t that mean the lesson is over too?

V.E: What’s wrong? Are you still worried about Murno?

Killfith: Shut the hell up. There’s no cause for me to feel something so foolish.

V.E: It really is no good keeping you distracted, is it? All right, I guess this was a pretty good session, so you’re free to see her if you like.
    -Okay, Killfith? You can go now.

Killfith: Hey, wait, I never—!

V.E: Rif, why don’t you go too?

Rif: Me?

Killfith: Listen to me!

V.E: You both showed me you could work hard, so I guess you’re off the hook. Besides, I’m sure Murno would be happy to have some company.

Rif: I see…

Killfith: Forget it… Just do whatever you want…