Rif: It sounded like Murno has some kind of business with the Council of Gold... what on earth could she want with them?
Killfith: She said she wanted to meet with that Velworen guy, but other than that, I don't know.
Rif: I see... In any case, we better keep going.
(The Town of Prosban)
Jade: The Council of Gold is at the end of this road up ahead, on the inside of the bend… just stick to my tail.
Rif has only gone a few steps when a voice calls out…
Zakk: Ah, Rif, is tha—ack!
Rif: You really have to be more careful with your feet.
Zakk: Shut up! I was just in a rush because I've got to report things and stuff!
Rif: Is that right?
-By the way, be sure to take good care of our Master, since she just headed over to your workshop.
Zakk: Huh?! Your Master? What for?!
Rif: Well, a bunch of stuff, you know. Like to discuss things…
Killfith: Tch… Is this really the place for idle chatter?
Rif: Oh, that's right. we're in a bit of a hurry ourselves. We don't have time for small talk.
Zakk: That’s right, I’m in the same boat!
Rif: Then shall we go?
Further ahead, Rif pauses.
Rif: Um, I think the Council of Gold might be…
Killfith: Tch...! It's this way. You need to remember at least that much…
(He scooches her towards the left)
Rif: Oh yeah, on the inside of the bend.
(In front of a big, white-and-gold building)
Rif: So this is the Council of Gold.
Jade: You bet. Summoners come here to settle the accounts of the Town of Prosban.
-Right now, all the members have probably gathered together. Ready to go?
Tier: Okay! I'm definitely going to get that attack fee!
Jade: I don't think that Ms. Janna will actually pay you, but do your best anyway.
-Hey, Killfith, what kind of a person is Velworen?
Killfith: I don't know.
Rif: Is that true?
Killfith: You talk too much.
Jade: Well, come on.
Jade: ... So please help us out with all that.
Tier: Finally I'll have a meeting with who's in charge!
Murno: Thank you very much.
Jade: Well, it was me asking. Of course they'd listen. Because after all…
Rif: They're probably terrified of you.
Jade: No, it’s because I always do good things around here! And just who are you calling scary?
Tier: Muahaha… In that case, I'll be able to receive my attack fee...
Jade: You're going to have to negotiate that by yourself.
Receptionist: Presenting Lady Janna.
Janna: Welcome, I am Janna Mortier. Are you the ones who wanted to meet with Lord Velworen?
Tier: Ah! Yes yes! That's right!
(And so someone with long, flowing black hair enters)
Velworen: It... it's you!
Velworen: I thought you... Mishews Village's... what are you doing here?
Rif: Mishews Village?
Murno: Um... I…
Murno: (crying) Um...
Velworen: Eh...? Ehhh?!
Rif: (annoyed) Why is she crying? What did you do to her?!
Velworen: Wha...?! But, I...
Murno: Stop, Rif. It's not that... that's not it at all...
Murno: Eh... um, I…
-Um... I would like to tell you a story.
Tier: Th—that's right! Um, the Stray's...!
Murno: But... because it's my... the village's story... telling it here…
Velworen: Ah, I see. Then... let's go to my room.
Janna: Lord Velworen?
Killfith: I’m coming too.
Murno: I'm sorry, Killfith. I'll be all right by myself. You stay here with Rif.
Rif: So... you won't let me go with you either?
Killfith: Tch... whatever you wish.
Murno: Thank you, Killfith.
(Murno and Velworen leave; Janna is not pleased.)
Janna: Hold on just a minute. I—
Tier: (grabs hold of her) Ahh...! Ms. Janna, there's something else! Please listen to me!
Janna: Hold on, what are you doing?
Tier: Well, you see, I beat up a Stray and protected this town, so I thought...
Janna: You thought...?
Tier: Ah! Um... I thought... a reward... I wondered, since it seemed like I should receive one, if...
Janna: Oh my... are you telling me you want money?
-Ohohohoho… what a lovely story that is.
Tier: But... um...!
Janna: However, young lady, whatever it is you seem to think about reality, it is not lovely.
-But have a nice day. I will simply inform you that this is an adult's world.
Tier: Eh? But… wait…!
(Janna walks away, Tier still hanging off her arm)
Jade: Something tells me our colleagues won't be back for a while.
Rif: Then, what should we do now?
Jade: It'd be a bother for you to stay here, so you might as well come to my workshop. I'm sure Master Benson will be ecstatic.
Rif: I—is that right?
Jade: Of course he will. My master loves a good, spirited blacksmith.
-So, don't worry about those guys. We'll just leave a message up front so they'll know we headed over to the workshop.