Rif: Since we've already come this far, let's aim for the very heart of Lute Caves!
Killfith: Whatever you wish.
Killfith: Darn it... I'm starting to get used to it...!
(Further along, Killfith stops)
Killfith: Something's coming!
Rif: A Stray...?!
(A man runs up)
Man: Yikes! A Stray Summon?!
Killfith: You... don't be an idiot!
Rif: Ah, this is my partner!
Man: I see... he's not a Stray, then...
-Ah, you—you all should get away from here right away!
Rif: What are we running away from, Mister?
Man: Deeper in, these Stray Summons appeared! They were huge, and there were a lot of them!
???: Is that all?
(Clown-looking man walks up)
???: Huge Stray Summons don’t make for a very interesting story, do they?
Rif: (Wh—what the—?! What is up with his hair?!)
Killfith: (Will you quit staring at his head! That guy is wearing the same uniform as Murno's enemies.)
???: Hm? Is that Summon Creature a Stray?
Rif: N—no, he's not! He’s my partner!
???: Hohh, so you have a Companion Beast?
Rif: Wha—what are you looking at? Don’t you know it’s rude to stare?
???: My, I don't see what that has to do with anything. It's just a convenient way to examine someone.
-(to the man) You said before there were some strong Stray Summons, didn't you?
Man: Ah—yes… that's right! A huge number of them!
???: I see… that kind of party might be good enough to satisfy me.
Man: Eh? Hold on a moment, are you saying you're going to defeat them by yourself? Isn't that dangerous?!
???: Dangerous? What fun would it be if it wasn't! It doesn’t matter what attack it faces, a castle of steel never falters!
-And I am the one and only Steel Pike!
Rif: Steel Pike…?
Pike: Heeheehee… So long as the party rewards me with a bit of pain, it should be good…
-It would probably be best if you didn't get too close. A Stray could accidentally end up squashing you like a bug!
Pike: Children should hurry back home to their mothers! Hahahahaha...
Rif: Why that...!
Man: I—in any case, I'm going to inform the town about this. You should also hurry and go back!
Eliez: He said there were scary Strays, big sis...
Killfith: Tch… if we let that guy take care of them, we could see if Murno's back yet.
Rif: What should we do? That man just went off... but with Eliez here…
Tier: Ah! There you are! Rif!
Rif: Oh, Tier. How did you know we’d be here?
Tier: When I went to Jade's workshop, I heard that you had been at the workshop and that you'd gone this way with a girl…
Eliez: Hi, I'm Eliez.
Tier: Hi, I'm Tier. I'm Rif’s future business partner.
Rif: Hold on a minute!
Tier: You know, you're terrible! Leaving me behind and going home without me...!
-Can you believe that Janna person? Even after my impassioned sermon, she wouldn’t give me even a single Boam…
-Che... I'm soooo unlucky!
Rif: Sorry I went home without saying anything, but Aniki was leaving, so...
Killfith: If you're done talking about worthless things, what happened with Murno?
Tier: It looked like she was still talking to that Velworen guy. Miss V.E's still out, too.
Rif: Tier, there's a favor I want to ask of you. Can you please escort Eliez back to town?
Tier: Why can't you do it?
Rif: There's something here I'm worried about. I want to continue up ahead, but it looks like some scary Strays have appeared there.
Tier: So you're saying it's dangerous for a kid? But then wouldn't it also be dangerous for you if you keep going ahead?!
Rif: That may be true, but...
Killfith: I don't feel like going back.
Tier: Well, I guess... Man...
-Okay, okay... well, if that's how it is, I guess I can take her back for you.
Rif: Thank you for doing us this favor, Tier.
-Since it's very dangerous, please be careful when you're headed back.
Tier: And of course, I'll be sure to collect the fee for escorting her once you get back.
Rif: What?! But I didn't…
Killfith: Let’s go.
Killfith: Follow that clown!
Killfith: Heh... let’s go!