(Outside Benson’s Workshop, Tier and Zakk walk up)
Tier: Ah, Rif, how was the conference?
Rif: Not good at all… if we can’t get a hold of any evidence that Anise and her gang are bad people, they won’t do anything.
-So, we decided to split up in order to find them…
Tier: (to Zakk) Hey, I don’t suppose you know something, do you? Aren’t you like the eyes and ears of this town?
Zakk: Of course I know!
-But, until everything is cleared up, Master wouldn’t want me to betray those people.
Rif: What are you talking about? Eyes and ears? That’s the first I heard of it.
Zakk: That’s because you’re not important enough to feed information.
Tier: Isn’t that just another way of saying you don’t know? You were actually lying about being this town’s eyes and ears. How aw~ful.
Zakk: I do too know! They’re in the Slenge Mines! The mines just outside of the West Gate!
Rif and Killfith: (!)
Killfith: What…? Wasn’t that near where that guy said the Red Wing is?
Zakk: Yeah, but they really are there! I overheard those guys talking before!
Rif: Hmm, I see… and we don’t have any other leads… should we try going there…?
Tier: If it’s that dangerous, maybe it’d be a good idea to invite Miss V.E and Jade along?
Rif: But Master is searching Lute Caves, and Aniki’s gone to Bayreat Forest…
Tier: Crimany, what an annoying situation. Guess there’s nothing for it.
-The only solution is for us to go track down Miss V.E and Jade.
Zakk: (!) By “us,” do you mean me too?
Tier: Of course I mean you too! You spilled the beans, so obviously you should ask for Jade!
Zakk: Ugh… I got it.
Killfith: (…) Exactly whose side is this kid on, again?
Zakk: Hey! What’s that supposed to mean?!
Tier: Time is money, so let's not waste any!
-Catch you later, Rif!
Rif: Take care, okay?
Zakk: You too.
(Tier and Zakk depart stage left)
Rif: It seems Anise is somewhere in Slenge Mines. Let’s check it out!
Killfith: It sounds like there’s a ferocious Summon Creature known as Red Wing residing there. This should be fun…
Rif: That’s one thing I hope we don’t find there!
(In front of the West Gate, we find out why the gatekeeper’s letting us through)
Gatekeeper: The usual gatekeeper caught a cold, so today I’m substituting for him. What a pain…
-It seems there’s a scary Stray called Red Wing out there, but if you want to go I won’t stop you.
(In the Slenge Mines, Lemmy is standing in front of a gorge)
Rif: Huh? Lemmy, what are you doing here?
Lemmy: W-what, you ask?
Rif: Didn’t you know? They’re saying there’s a scary Stray called Red Wing around here.
Lemmy: I know about that! And anyway, what are you doing here if you know it’s dangerous?
Rif: What are we… Zakk told us that Anise and her gang were hiding around here.
Lemmy: Zakk… saying too much again…
Killfith: Hmph. And what exactly are you doing in a place like this?
Lemmy: M-me?! Weapons, I… that’s right, I just came to forge weapons.
Rif: Oh, is that what you’re doing? Specially came to a dangerous corner of the world so you could forge, huh?
Lemmy: But I was on my way back just now.
(He rushes off in a panic)
Rif: (…) What’s with him? And what was he so upset about this whole time? I got a really bad feeling about this.
Killfith: Hmf, no kidding.
(While trekking through Slenge Mines, Killfith suddenly stops Rif.)
Killfith: Tch… over there…
(Nearby, a bad guy stands beside a large ogre-looking Stray.)
Man: What are those guys doing! We were supposed to change shifts ages ago! Dammit…
-(paces back and forth)
-(…) Forget it, I’ll go call them over!
(The man departs.)
Rif: That must have been one of their comrades! Their hideout has got to be nearby!
-We’ve gotta go after him!
Killfith: Cool it… what are you planning to do about the watchdog?
Rif: You don’t think we’ll have to knock him out, do you?
(The Stray walks away.)
Rif: (?) What? It doesn’t want to keep a lookout?
Killfith: How am I supposed to know?
Rif: Anyway, let’s keep moving.
At this point, there will be a difference depending on which path you choose:
-Path on the left >Leftways
-Path on the right >Rightways