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                                                         Till the End of Time
    Inventor Quotes Guide
    Version 1.70
    
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    Written by: AUNAO
    
    
    
    
    Table of Contents
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    I. Version History
    II. Introduction.
    III. Copyright Info
    IV. Inventor Bios
    V. Before Registration
    VI. Recruiting
    VII. Hire Quotes
    VIII. Workshop Quotes
                   a) Royal City of Airyglyph
                   b) Mining Town of Kirlsa A
                   c) Mining Town of Kirlsa B
                   d) Trading Town of Peterny
                   e) Sacred City of Aquios
    IX. Dictionary Entries
    X. Recognition
    XI. Contact Information
    
    
    
    
    I. Version History
    
    v. 1.00 - 07/9/2005 - Typed up inital info and quotes, up to Kirlsa B.
    v. 1.10 - 07/11/2005 - All quotes added, sans Boyd... gah!
    v. 1.20 - 07/13/2005 - Added Boyd's quotes, courtesy of The Devourer
    v. 1.30 - 07/14/2005 - Recruiting, Hire Quotes & Dictionary Entries
    v. 1.40 - 07/15/2005 - Pre-Registration Quotes Added
    v. 1.50 - 07/17/2005 - Finished up Pre-Reg. & Recruiting & BOYD! =D 
    v. 1.60 - 07/18/2005 - Final Puffy quotes added
    v. 1.70 - 12/22/2005 - ASCII title added / misc edits
    
    
    
    
    II. Introduction
    
    Thanks for checking my guide. I decided to make this on a whim after seeing a
    topic about one of Puffy's bizarre quotes on the Star Ocean 3 boards. There's
    a lot of inventors and locales, so I figured there were a ton of amusing quotes
    people haven't picked up yet. Seeing as how no one has documented them yet, I 
    decided to repent my sins and contribute to the community. If you're looking for
    information on the Item Creation system itself, I'd recommend using A I e x's 
    great Item Creation FAQ.
    
    If you're looking for anything in particular, just use Ctrl-F and search
    for the numeral for the section you're especially interested in.
    
    
    
    
    III. Copyright Info
    This guide is copyright (c) 2005 for AUNAO. 
    
    Just drop me a line beforehand if you want to use it.
     
    Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is copyright (c) tri-Ace Inc.
    
    
    
    
    IV. The Inventors
    
    There are 28 inventors available for you to sign. Since the focus of
    this guide is basically the inventors themselves, I'll list their
    character descriptions, as well as their specialty and talent level.
    
    
    
    
    
    Mishell - Age 12 - Writing, Talent Level 35
    Boy genius with a 190 IQ. He shines brightest in the field of
    literature. Fully understands the reason why adults tend to handle
    him with kid gloves. The unbalanced aura his lingering childness
    gives him is the secret to his popularity with the ladies.
    
    Eliza - Age 17 - Alchemy, Talent Level 4
    Blundering alchemist who got where she is today by single-mindedly
    persuing her dreams without letting anything like her utter lack of
    talent get in the way. However, a single smile on her carefree face
    has the magical power to transform criticism about her blunders and
    stupidity into praise.
    
    Grats - Age 65 - Smithery, Talent Level 25
    Old soldier who left the military to become a blacksmith. His
    experiences on the battlefield sometimes give him an edge over his
    competition. Adheres to a full hands-on approach and will more than
    likely produce a highly practical, first-rate item someday soon. His
    weapons feature an unornamental simplicity favored by
    professionals.
    
    The Killer Chef - Age 28 - Cooking, Talent Level 75
    Rumors of blood falling like rain wherever he goes earned him the
    name of "Killer Chef." Seems to confuse cooking and violence, but
    according to his inner circle, his ability is top notch. His 
    philosophical experession when lost in thought is bone-chilling.
    
    Meryl - Age 15 - Engineering, Talent Level 46
    Girl raised from early age alongside her father's machines. Has an
    unyielding spirit just like her father and has inherited his knack for
    working with machines. Often puts the adults around her to shame
    with her ability.
    
    Count Noppen - Age 44 - Writing, Talent Level 44
    Good-for-nothing Count whose success is comprised of 90% good
    fortune (his lineage), 5% delusion, and 5% conceit. Uses his
    overabundant wealth to pay craftsmen to create the things he wants.
    Even more aggravating, the things they make are quite good.
    
    Chilico - Age 98 - Crafting, Talent Level 60
    Elfin girl who wears the native dress of some island country. What
    she lacks in strength, she makes up with the immeasurable
    knowledge she has obtained over the years. However, her small size
    is a handicap, adding to the time it takes her to complete a project.
    
    Ansala - Age 89 - Alchemy, Talent Level 99
    Eminent alchemist known throughout the lands. He finds purpose in
    the gravel on the roadside and preaches morality to those who are
    lost. The word "sage" fits him well, for he stakes everything in
    seeking out and unraveling unknown truths. Lately, it seems he has
    been considering taking a certain alchemist as his apprentice.
    
    Osman the Sage  - Age 69 - Writing, Talent Level 73
    Learned old man who laments over his age. The end of his lifelong
    research is still nowhere in sight, so he spends each day tormented
    by his frustration. Well versed in the mysterious relationship between
    manmade energy and symbology.
    
    Gusto - Age 36 - Smithery, Talent Level 60
    Blacksmith who values the traditional techniques handed down from
    his master. His armor is rated higher than his weapons, but that 
    does not mean his weapons are inferior. What he lacks in
    innovation, he makes up for with his consistently fine work.
    
    Cornelius - Age 25 - Writing, Talent Level 15
    Slightly off-kilter young man who longs to live the life of a wandering
    troubadour. His appearance is unforgettable to the ladies, but he
    seems to be somewhat lacking in substance.
    
    Gossam - Age 64 - Compounding, Talent Level 9
    Old philanderer who completely disregards his age and is unequaled
    in his single-minded persuit of young women. His mere presence
    elicits shrieks of terror from the ladies. His specialty is love potions,
    but their efficacy is quite questionable.
    
    Stanice - Age 20 - Crafting, Talent Level 20
    Featherfolk girl who wields mysterious power. The gems in the
    craftwork she produces harbor wonderous energies. Perhaps her
    bashful nature hides a deep, but unpolished passion.
    
    Damda Mooda - Age 66 - Cooking, Talent Level 6
    Happy-go-lucky old man with the ruddy face of a professional
    drinker. Master of bizarre, yet flawless cooking that gives his
    customers a taste of both heaven and hell. Full of ideas, for better or
    worse.
    
    Vanilla - Age 12 - Engineering, Talent Level 32
    Appears to be some sort of bunny-like humanoid. Possesses
    techniques and knowledge that puts humans to shame. Somehow
    able to manipulate precision machinery with his animal-like hands.
    Skilled at mechanical work, but is also known for making delectable
    carrot-based dishes.
    
    Balbados - Age 50 - Crafting, Talent Level 37
    Menodix peddler who wanders the lands, selling his unsual
    craftworks. Don't be fooled by his looks--he's a compentent craftsman
    that produces some rather fine items. He's fussy about money, as
    peddlers tend to be, but he's not without a heart. In the end, it is all
    about the negotiation.
    
    Boyd - Age 46 - Smithery, Talent Level 95
    Skilled blacksmith enthralled by steel and flames. Has lately started
    to sense the paradox of mastering the creation of armor that
    preserves life and swords that take it. Possesses considerable skills,
    but his recent ambivalence has negatively affected the pace of his
    work.
    
    Mackwell - Age 26 - Alchemy, Talent Level 31
    One would not expect this stylish fellow to be, in actuality, a dour
    man who spends day and night engrossed in alchemical research.
    Uses special exploding potions to chase away the woman who 
    cannot help but seek his attentions. Though taciturn and
    inhospitable, he is rumored to have several pet cats.
    
    Misty Lear - Age ??? - Alchemy, Talent Level 50
    Seductively attractive woman who does not reveal her age. Has
    been divorced and recently suffered the death of her 2-year-old
    daughter. One must wonder what goes through her mind as she
    sinks into the depths of sorrow during her alchemy work. Also well
    versed in symbology and skilled in the art of imbuing stones with 
    symbol magic.
    
    Milenya - Age 53 - Compounding, Talent Level 19
    Altruistic holy woman who continues to make medicine for the sick
    and injured. Recently decided to extend her reach by helping people
    across the land, but is having trouble procuring the necessary
    funding.
    
    Lias - Age 22 - Smithery, Talent Level 36
    Young, talented blacksmith who confronts steel and flames with
    knowledge and logic, despite his lack of strength and experience.
    Other blacksmiths disparage his unconventional techniques, but his
    products surpass all others. A harsh critic might rightly say that his
    work lacks in originality what it possesses in quality.
    
    Louise the Diviner - Age 63 - Compounding, Talent Level 98
    Compounder claiming to be a thorn in the side of darkness. Her
    words and deeds serve to keep others at a distance. Many of the
    potions she creates deal with negative powers belying her familiarity
    with matters of death. However, her ability is only made possible by
    her intimate knowledge of positive powers.
    
    Mayu - Age 18 - Cooking, Talent Level 20
    Young woman who works at the Kirlsa Training Facility. Skilled at
    cooking that is ordinary yet comforting in a down home kind of way.
    Said to be a dreamer who easily falls in love. Has many secret
    admirers.
    
    Dejison - Age 87 - Engineering, Talent Level 6
    Professes to be the most brilliant scientist in all the lands and calls
    himself the Invention King. However, everything he invents are 
    nothing more than extreme curiousities. He probably could produce
    genius-level work if he only had a good assistant.
    
    Puffy - Age 16 - Compounding, Talent Level 57
    Secret rival who has been waging a bitter fight against SO players
    since SO1--she's back for a third try. Skilled at poison, paralysis,
    and petrification compounding, all for the sake of defeating players.
    
    Izak - Age 99 - Engineering, Talent Level 65
    Anthropomorphic weapon created several hundred years ago by the
    technological superpower Greeton. Three developers repaired it
    after coming across the disabled machine on the outskirts of
    Surferio. Although it was meant to be a killing machine, it is also
    surprisingly skilled at mechanical work, much to the light of
    developers both here and abroad.
    
    Rigel - Age 24 - Cooking, Talent Level 47
    Something just doesn't seem right with this beautiful, yet strange,
    young woman. It's probably due to her constant complaints of 
    hunger. Apparently, she can't work without eating--a troublesome
    condition, to be sure.
    
    Aqua & Evia - Age 25 and ??? - Crafting, Talent Level 49
    A boy and girl of few words. These recluses stay at home and have
    almost no contact with the outside world. The young woman must
    have some reason for sticking so close to the young man. Perhaps it
    has something to do with their recent registration with the Guild.
    
    
    
    
    V. Before Registration
    
    Typically, before an inventor registers with the Craftsman Guild,
    which will be announced to you if you have 'Announce Entry' turned
    on via the Compact Communicator, they will give a different quote
    than usual.
    
    Note that some inventors, such as Eliza, cannot be reached before
    they register. 
    
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    Mishell:
    "Grownups really have it so easy.
    It's tough being a kid my age when you
    have to study day after day."
    
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    Eliza
    
    Eliza registers as an inventor immediately upon
    entering Aquios for the first time, so there isn't
    an opportunity to speak to her beforehand.
    
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    Grats
    
    By the time you reach him, he'll have already
    registered as an inventor.
    
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    The Killer Chef, referred to as 'Drowglynn Cook':
    "Bones are hard, and vegetables stick together.
    Human cuisine is really, really, REALLY hard.
    Tehehehehe..."
    
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    Meryl:
    I don't understand how you can rely on
    such an arcane, imprecise art as runology.
    Not me! Nope, not interested."
    
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    Count Noppen:
    "And just who might you be?
    What are these bumbling guards doing,
    letting a suspicious-looking character 
    like you in here..."
    
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    Chilico:
    "Human towns have nothing but 
    humans everywhere.
    It's weird!"
    
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    Ansala:
    I came all the way here,
    and for what?
    That sniveling little Lasselle
    has some nerve!"
    
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    Osman the Sage:
    "I believe in Apris.
    But that does not mean I agree with
    the sins committed for the sake of
    the Kingdom of Aquaria.
    
    Pitting one military force against another
    is the abyss of ignorance.
    
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    Gusto:
    "Superior weapons corrupt the minds
    of the inexperienced who overestimate
    their own ability.
    
    Only the most valiant warriors are
    worthy of wielding the weapons I make."
    
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    Cornelius:
    "The falling snow.
    It envelops all in white.
    
    It's just like a sinner trying to
    forget his sins."
    
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    Gossam:
    "I worry about this kingdom's future 
    as I watch beautiful women walk by.
    
    I'm completely against women
    wearing leggings!
    And long skirts are inexcusable!"
    
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    Stanice:
    "Are you a traveler?
    I was just in the middle of takingg a walk, myself.
    I haven't managed to get back home yet, though.
    
    To get home, I'll have to go over the mountains to
    the southwest, but that's impossible whil there's
    snow, so I'm staying here for the winter."
    
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    Damda Mooda
    
    Damda Mooda registers as an inventor almost immediately
    after you do. 
    
    I didn't think to hold off registering until getting to
    Aquios, but I have a hunch he would just give his bit
    about being out of cider. If anyone can confirm
    otherwise, let me know. =/
    
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    Vanilla
    
    Sends you on a quest so he can make you the Ring
    of Destruction.
    
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    Balbados:
    "It's already been many years
    since I vowed to become famous.
    
    I haven't yet found the legendary 
    treasure I seek.
    I haven't even heard rumor of it.
    
    It's not even certain whether it
    really exists.
    Ho ho ho..."
    
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    Boyd:
    "A poorly wielded sword is a sad
    sword.
    
    If you're a warrior of low standing,
    never blame your inexperience on
    your weapon."
    
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    Mackwell:
    "I'm not employed by the castle.
    An old friend lets me in.
    
    So save your questions for
    somebody else.
    I've no obligation to show you
    around."
    
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    Misty Lear:
    Slaughter carried out in the name
    of kingdoms...
    Innocents killed in the name of war...
    
    All that's left is the vestiges of a feast
    held by those enthralled by evil."
    
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    Milenya:
    "This room isn't very sanitary.
    I think it'd be unhealthy to remain
    here for very long.
    
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    Lias:
    "I'm but an insignificant swordsmith.
    I'm simply passing through these
    lands while on my journey."
    
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    Louise the Diviner:
    "Hmph!
    Young people these days are worthless and weak!
    When I was young, people worked so hard,
    they didn't even want to sleep."
    
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    Mayu
    
    You'll meet Mayu for the first time at the Kirlsa
    Training Facility. She'll give you the Cuprite Key.
    She isn't referred to by name at this point in the
    game, so she's referenced as "Stern Matron's Daughter."
    
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    Dejison the Invention King:
    "Hee hehehe...
    No matter how many times I see a unit
    from Greeton's Mechanized Corps,
    I am awed by its magnificence.
    
    If I had the chance, I'd like to build an
    ultimate machine surpassing even that!"
    
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    Puffy
    
    Puffy can only be seen after the main game is
    complete, so it's impossible to speak to her
    before she signs on as an inventor.
    
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    Izak
    
    Izak cannot be recruited until you have the Blueprints,
    AI Program, and have Dejison, Vanilla, and Meryl 
    signed on. 
    
    Izak also never officially registers as an inventor
    and only appears immediately after you activate him.
    
    There's a cute scene between Nel and Fayt if you go 
    near him early on, though. =0
    
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    Rigel:
    "*sigh* I'm hungry.
    My mother is so annoying the way she goes
    on and on about how taking care of one's
    appearance is one of the duties of nobility.
    
    She won't even hire a chef, though we
    certainly have the money."
    
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    Aqua, referred to as 'Doll-Like Girl':
    "My stomach's growling.
    I'm not sick or anything,
    it's just that I'm hungry."
    
    Evia:
    "There's not much time left
    for my daughter and I.
    
    I suppose I should at least pass
    the remaining time with a smile
    on my face.
    
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    VI. Recruiting 
    
    Here we'll describe how to recruit each inventor, and their
    quotes before and after signing on.
    
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    Mishell
    
    Location: Central Aquios
    To recruit, offer: 85,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "Yes, what is it? I'm busy studying.
    My mission is to write books that help people.
    I don't have free time like grownups such as you."
    
    After showing him 85,000 Fol:
    "Hmm?
    Do you want me to write a
    book or something for you?"
    
    After giving him 85,000 Fol:
    "Any delivery date and any subject matter...
    So it is quality you seek?
    
    I'll be glad to accept the job under such
    dream-like conditions."
    
    Not giving him 85,000 Fol:
    "Don't bother me unless you really need
    something.
    How do you expect me to concentrate?"
    
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    Eliza
    
    Location: East Aquios
    To recruit, offer: 10,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    It must be by mother's influence.
    I've always found runologists' work
    fascinating.
    
    Once I grew up, I wanted to study many things,
    but I've given up such ideas completely.
    
    The biggest reason is I have an infant brother,
    and studying requires a considerable sum of
    money.
    
    In short, we don't have the means for such
    luxuries. 
    *grumble*"
    
    After showing her 10,000 Fol:
    "Oh, my!
    I've never seen this much money before!"
    
    After giving her 10,000 Fol:
    "I didn't know you and your friends
    were rich, Fayt.
    With this money I can study hard
    and invent lots of things!"
    
    Not giving her 10,000 Fol:
    "Wow, Fayt.
    I didn't realize you and your
    friends were rich."
    
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    Grats 
    
    Location:
    To recruit, offer: 13,500 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I'm thankful to be right here, right now.
    
    It is those who forget the miracle of life
    who die.
    A battlefield is that sort of place."
    
    After showing him 13,500 Fol:
    "'Money makes the mare to go'
    as they say.
    There are certainly many fools
    who waste their lives by their
    miserly ways."
    
    After giving him 13,500 Fol:
    "It's a deal.
    I shall impart a bit of my vast knowledge
    and experience upon you."
    
    Not giving him 13,500 Fol:
    "Remember that there are some
    things in life money cannot buy.
    There is only death for those who
    cannot learn that."
    
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    The Killer Chef
    
    Location: Lost City of Surferio
    To recruit, offer: Keen Kitchen Knife
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "Tehehe, bones are so hard!
    What I really need is a really sharp knife!"
    
    After showing him the Keen Kitchen Knife:
    "Wow!
    What an excellent knife you have there!
    Gimme gimme, gimme that!"
    
    After giving him the Keen Kitchen Knife:
    "I'll slice and dice everything with this!
    There's a thin line between cuisine and horror,
    you know.
    Tehehehehe..."
    
    Not giving him the Keen Kitchen Knife:
    "I want it, I want it!
    I could slice through anything like butter with that!"
    
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    Meryl 
    
    Location: Eastern Peterny
    To recruit, offer: Dremela's Tool Set
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "*sigh*
    If I had some better tools, my work
    would be much easier.
    
    But that would be asking too much in
    a kingdom like this."
    
    After showing her Dremela's Tool Set:
    "Huh!?
    Is that the new tool set
    made by Dremela?"
    
    After giving her Dremela's Tool Set:
    "These are the best.
    Look at their color and shine and
    how they fit perfectly in your hand.
    Yes indeed, Dremela's the king of
    mechanical tools.
    
    Yes indeed.
    If you gave me that tool set, I'd agree
    to work with you."
    
    Not giving her Dremela's Tool Set:
    "I see...
    Well, that means that there is at least a
    channel through which to obtain it.
    
    I still have hope...
    If I'm going to break the law anyway, then it
    would be better to smuggle in SP tools in light
    of their manufacturing efficiency.
    *grumble*"
    
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    Count Noppen
    
    Location: Airyglyph Castle, 2F 
    To recruit, offer: 150,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "The woman of this world seem to
    be obsessed with the love story
    I've written.
    
    No doubt they'd be far more
    impressed if they only knew I had
    written that incredibly popular book."
    
    After enticing him with 150,00 Fol:
    "...Are you trying to bribe me?
    And with this miserable pittance!"
    
    After giving him 150,000 Fol:
    "I suppose it's all right.
    But... this is exception,
    understand?"
    
    Not giving him 150,000 Fol:
    "So what is it you want?
    Speak up."
    
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    Chilico
    
    Location:
    To recruit, offer: 82,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I love money.
    It's so shiny and sparkly.
    It's pretty, that's why I like it.
    
    People give me the sparklies, so that's
    why I decided to be an inventor."
    
    After showing her 82,000 Fol:
    "Ah, look at the sparnkly things!
    Gimme, gimme gimme.
    Give that to me!"
    
    After giving her 82,000 Fol:
    "An exclusive contract?
    I don't understand really, but sure, why not!?
    
    People who give me money are good people!
    You know, I want to make a tower of money
    and live at the top.
    I'm small, so it's okay."
    
    Not giving her 82,000 Fol:
    "Hmph...
    You don't have to be so angry...
    Such a nasty temper!"
    
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    Ansala
    
    Location: Aquaria Castle, Lasselle's Room
    To recruit, offer: Philosopher's Stone
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "My life has been filled with
    riches and fame.
    What could you possibly give
    someone such as me?"
    
    After showing him the Philosopher's Stone:
    "Did you make that?
    Hmm, let me take a
    look at it."
    
    After giving him the Philosopher's Stone:
    "You are very promising...
    I just might devote the rest of my days to
    imparting all my knowledge upon you."
    
    Not giving him the Philosopher's Stone:
    "Oh, it's just a well-made fake...
    
    Still, even being able to make it
    look good from the outside is
    quite a feat."
    
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    Osman the Sage
    
    Location: Airyglyph, Abandoned Temple
    To recruit, offer: Strange Book
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I do not have much time left.
    To think this is all I would get out of such
    great sacrificies and devout study.
    
    I am appalled at my own foolishness."
    
    After showing him the Strange Book:
    "Hmm!?
    Who wrote that book!?
    This just might prove useful in my research."
    
    After giving him the Strange Book:
    "Are you saying that you shall give it to me!?
    Oh, I must thank you indeed.
    If there is anything I can do for you,
    please do not hesitate to ask."
    
    "Hmm...
    I would not mind signing with you.
    Let us waste no time drawing up 
    the contract."
    
    Not giving him the Strange Book:
    "I see...
    Well, I would like to look through it if the
    occassion presents itself next time.
    It would be nice if I could find what I am
    looking for."
    
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    Gusto 
    
    Location: Southern Peterny
    To recruit, offer: 60,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "Are you seeking one of the weapons
    I've made?
    If so, you must visit the nearby store.
    
    But the finer weapons will cost you."
    
    After showing him 60,000 Fol:
    "I don't normally do this...
    But this alone is worthy compensation.
    
    I'm not particular about my patrons as
    long as they value my weapons.
    That means everything to me.
    
    I guarantee unparalleled quality."
    
    After giving him 60,000 Fol:
    "We have a deal!
    It may take some time, but I guarantee it
    will be worth the wait.
    
    Not giving him 60,000 Fol:
    "Do as you wish, for it is you yourself
    who determines the value of my
    weapons."
    
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    Cornelius
    
    Location: Airyglyph, High-Quality Armorer "Tiamat"
    To recruit, offer: Sunrise Dictionary
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "My memory is just terrible these days.
    Now what was I thinking about before?
    I just can't remember!
    
    Oh yes, it was that... that...
    Ohhh! I can't stand it when this happens!"
    
    After showing him the Sunrise Dictionary:
    "Huh!?
    I should try looking through this?
    That just might help..."
    
    After giving him the Sunrise Dictionary:
    "Yes! That's it!
    This made me remember.
    Phew, I feel much better now.
    
    Thanks for the help.
    Huh, sign with you?
    Sure, that's but a small price to pay."
    
    Not giving him the Sunrise Dictionary:
    "Can't find it...
    Well, thanks anyway.
    
    And it's on the tip of my tongue!
    But it just won't come out.
    Ohhh! I'm this close to remembering!"
    
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    Gossam
    
    Location: North Peterny
    To recruit, offer: Potion of Youth (Fake)
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I'm not interested in talking to you.
    I'm only interested in chasing beautiful women.
    
    I don't exaggerate when I say my purpose in life
    is to be pampered by them!"
    
    After showing him the Potion of Youth (Fake):
    "Oh, young man!
    Is that... Could it really be!?
    Now you have my attention."
    
    After giving him the Potion of Youth (Fake):
    "W-with this, I could find lots of ladies
    and do this... and that! And--and the 
    other thing!"
    
    Not giving him the Potion of Youth (Fake):
    "Y-You would run off and get pampered
    and leave me here alone, would you!?
    
    I'm green! Green with envy!
    You... You playboy! You disgust me!
    Please...
    Please, take me with you!"
    
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    Stanice
    
    Location: Surferio, Roger's House
    To recruit, offer:
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I've got a little free time on my hands now,
    so I'm making all sorts of little knick-knacks.
    
    I love cute things.
    Hehe!"
    
    After showing her the Limited-Edition Doll:
    "Ah!
    Is that a Limited-Edition Super Doll?
    
    This is a special, limited-edition Gohx model full
    of rare parts, isn't it?
    Ahh... it's so cute..."
    
    After giving her the Limited-Edition Doll:
    "What!? Are you sure!?
    Woohoo!!!
    
    But...
    You want a contract in return?
    If that's all you want, sure.
    
    But wait!
    I've never made anything else, so I'm pretty 
    sure I can only make cute things well..."
    
    Not giving her the Limited-Edition Doll:
    "Woohoo!
    Seeing this really makes my day!"
    
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    Damda Mooda 
    
    Location: West Aquios
    To recruit, offer: Winking Sage Cider
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "Oh no!
    I'm out of cider!
    *hiccup*"
    
    After showing him the Winking Sage Cider:
    "Hmm? Hmmm!?
    What's that I smell? What is it?
    Perfume? No... that's not it.
    
    Wait, it's...
    It's the scent of cider! Oh, what a 
    glorious scent.
    You have some fine cider there.
    It has the fragrance of flowers!"
    
    After giving him the Winking Sage Cider:
    "What's the meaning of this!?
    Why this is raw cider!
    Gulp...
    
    Hmm? You look surprised.
    Well, listen here. I'll explain it to you.
    This hasn't been heat treated.
    
    If cider is not heat treated, its naturally rich,
    mellow flavor is lost soon after it's bottled.
    And... Hey, are you even listening to me!?"
    
    Not giving him the Winking Sage Cider:
    "I don't just look like I want it,
    I really do want it! I want to smell it!
    And I want to drink it!"
    
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    Vanilla
    
    Location
    To recruit, offer: 30,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I don't get many customers here.
    I've thought about moving, but..."
    
    After showing him 30,000 Fol:
    "If I had that much money, I could
    move to a better place."
    
    After giving him 30,000 Fol:
    "I've grown tired of this place.
    Maybe I should find a more
    lively place to live."
    
    Not giving him 30,000 Fol:
    "I'm working hard, but that's not
    the issue here."
    
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    Balbados
    
    Location: Mosel Dunes
    To recruit, offer: Antique Jewelry
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I see you can't tell whether this is
    real or not.
    
    Well, it's a fake.
    If it were real, it'd be worth an
    entire city.
    It's likely a practice piece made
    about 100 years ago.
    
    And it was made by Dakson VII.
    Look--the name's right here."
    
    "It takes at least 30 years of 
    practice before you are capable
    of making such an appraisal."
    
    After showing him the Antique Jewelry:
    "That's the legendary...
    Do you want me to appraise it
    to see whether it's real or not?"
    
    After giving him the Antique Jewelry:
    "Hmm...
    Even I can't give you an immediate 
    answer. It'll take a while longer.
    
    I'll just keep this until then.
    Don't worry. I won't run off with it.
    I'll even appraise it back at your
    workshop if you'd like."
    
    Not giving him the Antique Jewelry:
    "Well, it's probably a fake.
    Besides, the original is the only one
    in the world. I suppose it's owned by
    some kind of great holy man."
    
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    Boyd 
    
    Location: Arias, General Store "Jack Potato"
    To recruit, offer: Bent Mystic Blade
    
    Prior to recruiting: 
    "I've made swords to take life and armor
    to protect it.
    
    Whether friend or foe, warriors of
    renown flock to me for my wares.
    
    And someone always gets killed when
    they fight.
    
    In short, my conduct is a contradiction
    unto itself.
    And so is my existence..."
    
    After showing him the Bent Mystic Blade:
    "That's quite a beat-up sword you have
    there. How'd you manage to survive this
    far using that?
    
    Let me see what I can do with it."
    
    After giving him the Bent Mystic Blade:
    "A fine sword...
    and a skilled wielder, I see...
    
    I think you'll do.
    You seem like a person worth making
    some weapons and armor for."
    
    Not giving him the Bent Mystic Blade:
    "Hmm? Why not?
    Well, it's your sword. So be it."
    
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    Mackwell 
    
    Location: Castle Aquaria, Library of Theology
    To recruit, offer: Pook of Prophecies 1
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "Whatever you want, make it quick.
    Oh, and...
    I've no interest in money."
    
    After showing him the Book of Prophecies 1:
    "Is that...! I'd be happy to work with you if you'd
    let me study it for a while."
    
    After giving him the Book of Prophecies 1:
    "So then we have a deal.
    It's mine now. All mine!"
    
    Not giving him the Book of Prophecies 1:
    "Bah...
    This is going nowhere.
    You're just wasting my time."
    
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    Misty Lear
    
    Location: Mountains of Barr, Workshop
    To recruit, offer: Spirit Stone
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I wonder if there's a way to
    save the souls of the dead."
    
    After showing her the Spirit Stone:
    "No matter how hard I suffered and
    toiled, I couldn't make one of those.
    
    *sigh*
    If only I could've made one..."
    
    After giving her the Spirit Stone:
    "Thank you.
    I should be able to save my daughter's soul with this.
    
    Oh, and...
    You may freely use my services
    in return for your kindness."
    
    Not giving her the Spirit Stone:
    "The lost bodies and shattered souls...
    All I can do is repent my own sins."
    
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    Milenya 
    
    Location: Arias Chapel
    To recruit, offer: 3,200 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "There are many people suffering throughout
    these lands.
    I want to help as many of them as possible."
    
    After showing her 3,200 Fol:
    "I could produce even better medicines
    if you'd invest in my work.
    And that investment would save the 
    lives of many unfortunate people
    throughout these lands."
    
    After giving her 3,200 Fol:
    "Thank you so very much.
    May the grace of the gods be with you."
    
    Not giving her 3,200 Fol:
    "You're probably right.
    My family certainly wasn't poor, but even
    after investing my entire personal fortune,
    I was unable to save all the needy."
    
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    Lias
    
    Location: Airyglyph, Tavern "Dragon's Breath"
    To recruit, offer: 28,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "Being bound by convention and merely criticizing
    those who are not will lead to stagnation and halt
    progress.
    
    You must produce results in order to silence
    those who obstruct your progress by labeling
    as a heretic you or anyone else who transcends
    rigid thinking."
    
    After showing him 28,000 Fol:
    "May I accept this large sum as proof that
    you have entrusted me with your swords,
    the life's blood of the warrior?"
    
    After giving him 28,000 Fol:
    "I have long sought to make those
    around me acknowledge my existence
    through my work.
    Now, that is no longer necessary.
    
    From this day forward, I shall work for
    your sake."
    
    Not giving him 28,000 Fol:
    "Do you already have a weapon to
    which you've entrusted your life?
    If so, there is nothing I can do for 
    you."
    
    
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    Louise the Diviner
    
    Location: Surferio, Melt's House
    To recruit, offer: 90,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I do the devil's work, you say?
    I don't see where you have the right to criticize
    me, stranger.
    
    You know what they say--it takes a thief to catch
    a thief, no?
    So I'm a little extreme..."
    
    After showing her 90,000 Fol:
    "You desire my knowledge and wisdom?
    I am not cheap.
    You will pay in full for my services."
    
    After giving her 90,000 Fol:
    "Very well.
    I will provide services well worth your coin."
    
    Not giving her 90,000 Fol:
    "So that is all I am worth to you?
    Bah! YOu insult me."
    
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    Mayu
    
    Location: Kirlsa Training Facility, 3F Kitchen
    To recruit, offer: Adorable Kitty Doll 
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "Did you want to see me about 
    something, Fayt?"
    
    After showing her the Adorable Kitty Doll:
    "Wow, it's so cute!"
    
    After giving her the Adorable Kitty Doll:
    "What? You're giving this to me?
    Thank you, Fayt.
    
    I'll make you the best lunches
    you've ever had!"
    
    Not giving her the Adorable Kitty Doll:
    "Oh, I see...
    I really wish I had one of 
    those dolls, too."
    
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    Dejison
    
    Location: Southern Streets of Airyglyph
    To recruit, offer: Ultimate Bomb
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "Hee hehehe...
    My final goal is to build a humanoid ultimate
    destruction weapon with my own two hands.
    
    Hmm!? You want to know why?
    Well, because that would be the easieast
    way for me to get recognition worldwide as
    the greatest inventor who ever lived!"
    
    After showing him the Ultimate Bomb:
    "T-t-t-t-that's-that's...
    That's not a humanoid ultimate
    destruction weapon, but it's extremely
    close to a weapon I could use as one!"
    
    After giving him the Ultimate Bomb:
    "Hehehe... 
    I think I'm going to like you.
    I'll lend you my services for a while."
    
    Not giving him the Ultimate Bomb:
    "Well, it matters not.
    I've already obtained the external armor to use
    on an ultimate destruction weapon to make a
    humanoid ultimate destruction weapon."
    
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    Puffy
     
    Location: Maze of Tribulations F5, Workshop
    To recruit, offer: Experimental Remedy
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    
    Puffy:
    "...."
    
    Fayt:
    "What's wrong?"
    
    Puffy:
    "Ohhh... the pain..."
    
    Puffy:
    "You dimwit!
    You don't have the special type
    A-class remedy!?"
    
    After giving her the Experimental Remedy:
    
    Puffy:
    "Ahhh!
    Not once, but twice!?
    
    I've never been so humiliated in 
    all my life!
    
    Okay, I'll make an exception and
    help you out.
    
    But don't expect too much!!!"
    
    Not giving her the Experimental Remedy:
    
    Puffy:
    "You're a monster!"
    
    Puffy will just say "Ohh... the pain..." until
    you leave the room and return, starting the
    'Prior to recruiting' scene again indefinitely
    until you give her the Experimental Remedy. =/
    So have a heart!
    
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    Izak 
    
    Location: Surferio, outside Roger's house
    
    Recruiting Izak is a bit of a pain. To even consider it,
    you'll need the Blueprints, which you can get by
    completing the Rumina/Ruddle series of PAs, the
    AI Program, which you'll get in Sphere 211 before
    fighting Berial & Belzeber, and you'll have to have
    Vanilla, Meryl, and Dejison signed on.
    
    When you have all these things, head to Surferio.
    Examine the mechanical soldier, and you'll view
    a short scene between Meryl, Dejison, and Vanilla.
    
    Meryl:
    "Wow, 
    So this is it."
    
    Vanilla:
    "Definitely...
    An interesting item, indeed."
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "Heheheee...
    I never grow tired of admiring its
    beautiful coloring.
    
    Just the thought of tinkering
    around with this makes me
    drool in anticipation, heh!"
    
    Meryl:
    "Ewww...
    Gross! Dirty old man!"
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "What!?
    Girl, I'm no dirty old man, I'm a Romeo!
    There's a difference, you know!"
    
    Meryl:
    "Yuck!
    Is that sweat? A drop of sweat hit me!
    
    On the face! Where's the soap!?
    Stay out of my personal space! Stay at least
    three meters away from me, I'm warning you!"
    
    Dejison, the Invention King:
    "Bah, shut your trap!
    Take this!
    
    *bam bam bam bam bam!!!*"
    
    Meryl:
    "What do you think you're doing!?
    All right, now I'm really mad!"
    
    Vanilla:
    "Oh boy.
    It looks like the two of you are occupied,
    so I guess I'll just tweak it myself."
    
    Meryl & Dejison:
    "Stop goofing off!"
    
    Vanilla:
    "Hmph... How very..."
    
    Meryl:
    "Zerp! Zerp!
    Ah yes, this is how a robot was meant to be!"
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "Bah, get with the times!
    Nobody uses inconvenient attachments
    like that anymore!"
    
    Meryl:
    "Shut up!!!
    I've had it with you! Don't come within 
    two meters of me!"
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "What'!? Wha'!?"
    
    Vanilla:
    "I see, I see...
    All right, so let's chance this here..."
    
    Meryl:
    "Huh...
    So that's what it's like inside.
    
    I don't understand much of this
    old stuff."
    
    Vanilla:
    "It's a little old, but people see that
    as a plus.
    
    If you fix it up perfectly and find someone like that
    to sell it to, just think of how much you'll be able
    to get for it.
    Ah, something to look forward to!"
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "What, you want to sell it all of a sudden!?
    Don't even think about it!"
    
    Meryl:
    "What!? What's that?
    Arrrrgggghh!!!
    
    Burn it, Vanilla!!!"
    
    Vanilla:
    "Roger!"
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "Nooooo!!!
    My hidden stash of pretty clothes!
    What have you done!?"
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "My dream of creating the perfect Robo Woman...
    My romantic dream, in ruins..."
    
    Meryl:
    "Die!"
    
    Vanilla:
    "Heh...
    Can't say he didn't have it coming."
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "All my hopees... All my dreams...
    Ashes to ashes..."
    
    Meryl:
    "Be quiet already!
    Act like a man! Stop sniveling!!!
    And wipe your nose before you start dripping!"
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "Boohoo!
    *sob* Arggghh... *sob*"
    
    Vanilla:
    "You know, I don't think he's faking it.
    He's really crying, Meryl."
    
    Meryl:
    "Are you serious? Bleh!"
    
    Dejison the Invention King:
    "Boohoohoo!!!"
    
    Meryl:
    "What did I tell you about getting liquids in
    the precision machinery?"
    
    (Sound of impact, body falls)
    
    Meryl:
    "Hey, hand me that hexagonal wrench."
    
    Vanilla:
    "Sure, here you go."
    
    Meryl:
    "Oh yeah, sorry.
    I need that nut too."
    
    Vanilla:
    "This one?"
    
    Vanilla:
    "You know, the work is going much
    faster now."
    
    Meryl:
    "You know what I think?
    Maybe just the two of us should have 
    done this work from the very beginning?"
    
    Meryl & Vanilla:
    "... ... ... ..."
    
    Vanilla:
    "All right, almost time to put on the
    finishing touches."
    
    Meryl:
    "Okay.
    Do your darndest."
    
    Vanilla:
    "Here we go."
    
    Meryl:
    "This is looking pretty good.
    What do you think?"
    
    Vanilla:
    "Absolutely perfect.
    This completely matches the blueprint."
    
    Meryl:
    "Excellent. I hereby name you Izak, which means
    'gentle steel knight' in the language of the
    Kingdom of Greeton."
    
    You'll have a chance to send Izak to a workshop
    after this scene. You'll also get a notification
    telling you Izak has registered as an inventor.
    
    As far as I know, so long as you have the prerequisite
    items and inventors, you can get Izak at any time."
    
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    Rigel
    
    Location: Kirlsa Grocer "Iron Curtain"
    To recruit, offer: Golden Curry
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    "I'm hungry."
    
    After showing her the Golden Curry:
    "Oh, that looks yummy.
    You want me to sign a contract?
    I'd rather eat than cook..."
    
    After giving her the Golden Curry:
    "You don't mind if I eat it?
    Thanks! *chomp chomp*
    
    Uh... I'll fix you something if you don't mind me 
    eating like this while I cook."
    
    Not giving her the Golden Curry:
    "I normally can eat all I want without
    gaining weight, but..."
    
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    Aqua & Evia 
    
    Location: Peterny Temple
    To recruit, offer: 20,000 Fol
    
    Prior to recruiting:
    Both Aqua and Evia say the same thing as before they
    register as inventors. Speak to Evia directly to
    sign them on.
    
    After showing him 20,000 Fol:
    "Oh my!
    With that, I might be
    able to..."
    
    After giving him 20,000 Fol:
    "Now I should be able to help my
    daughter.
    
    No, I mean I WILL help my daughter,
    even if I have to sacrifice my own life.
    
    I hate to ask you after you gave me
    all that money, but if something were to
    happen to me, would you please look 
    after my daughter?"
    
    Aqua:
    "Please take care of my papa should
    I die from my illness.
    
    I'd like you to make sure he doesn't
    starve himself to death."
    
    Evia:
    "Remember one thing: whatever may happen,
    don't you dare lay a finger on my daughter!"
    
    Fayt:
    (Maybe we should've thought
    twice before we got mixed up
    with these two?)
    
    Not giving him 20,000 Fol:
    "Wow...
    If I only had that much money, I could make
    some medicine to cure my daughter."
    
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    VII. Hire Quotes
    
    This section contains the quote each inventor has as you
    assign them to their initial workshop.
    
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    Mishell WRIT 35
    "I'll work anywhere!"
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    Eliza ALCH 4
    "Leave it to me!"
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    Grats SMTH 25
    "I can out-invent any of those young whippersnappers!"
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    The Killer Chef COOK 75
    "I'll slice and dice everything I see!"
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    Meryl ENG 46
    "I'm a big fan of joint projects, you know."
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    Count Noppen WRIT 44
    "I want a place that'll hold 99 employees!"
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    Chilico CRFT 60
    "I love talking to all sorts of people."
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    Ansala ALCH 99
    "I'm too old to live in the boonies."
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    Osman WRIT 73
    "Is there anything I can do for you, sirrah?"
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    Gusto SMTH 60
    "You won't go wrong leavin' it to me."
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    Cornelius WRIT 15
    "Provide me with a safe, stress-free workplace!"
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    Gossam CMPD 9
    "Man, don't assign me to any boring workplaces, got it?"
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    Stanice CRFT 20
    "I'm still just a nocie, but I'll do my best."
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    Damda Mooda COOK 6
    "Nobody can whip up a refreshing beverage like I can. Hah!"
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    Vanilla ENG 32
    "I can't stand kids and their grubby little paws."
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    Balbados CRFT 37
    "I hate staying in the same place all the time."
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    Boyd SMTH 95
    "I like working alone, okay?"
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    Mackwell ALCH 31
    "Hurry up and make up your mind. You won't be disappointed."
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    Misty Lear ALCH 50
    "Your orders, master?"
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    Milenya CMPD 19
    "This is the first step of a noble mission."
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    Lias SMTH 36
    "I'll beat 'em all, you'll see."
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    Louise the Diviner CMPD 98
    "Just leave me be and let me do my work."
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    Mayu COOK 20
    "I'll do my best!"
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    Dejison ENG 6
    "All I need is one assistant."
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    Puffy CMPD 57
    "It's been so long since I last saw the light of day..."
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    Izak ENG 65
    "...I'll get right to work."
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    Rigel COOK 47
    "I'll do my best, but I'm kinda hungry..."
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    Aqua & Evia CRFT 49
    "...Can't you speed things up a bit?"
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    VIII. The Quotes
    
    This details the various quotes the inventors have while
    stationed at a workshop.
    
    There are five available workshops for the twenty-eight inventors,
    making for quite a lot of different quotes.
    
    
    
    
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    a) The Royal City of Airyglyph
    
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    Mishell:
    "Oh, hello Fayt.
    What is it?
    Work's proggressing smoothly if that's
    what you came to ask about."
    
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    Eliza:
    "Master, I'm so glad you stopped by.
    I'll work hard if it's for your sake."
    
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    Grats: 
    "This old body can only stand this cold for a bit. 
    When is the next shift change?"
    
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    The Killer Chef:
    "Hack, slash, kill!
    Hack, slash, cook!
    Hehehehe..."
    
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    Meryl:
    "What!?
    I'm working, aren't I?
    
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    Count Noppen:
    
    "Oh ho ho ho...
    You just leave everything to me."
    
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    Chilico:
    "It sure is cold, isn't it?
    Is this what you humans call winter?
    If so, it's much too cold for me!"
    
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    Ansala:
    "You should just leave things to me.
    Everything will turn out fine that way."
    
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    Osman the Sage:
    " 'If you clear your mind of all worldly thoughts,
    you will find that even fire is cool.'
    It follows that cold can be warm too."
    
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    Gusto:
    
    "Hmph, this degree of chill will
    not hamper my duties in the least."
    
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    Cornelius:
    "Even when I look out over pure white
    snow that should be free of sin,
    all I see are stones being cast at a sinner.
    
    However... 
    I am the truly sinful one."
    
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    Gossam:
    "Brr... It's cold.
    
    It's days like this that I wish I had a young,
    pretty lass to keep me warm."
    
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    Stanice: 
    "My research is proceeding smoothly,
    and I feel great.
    I can handle any work, no matter what it is."
    
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    Damda Mooda:
    "Nothing but a hot mug of cider will suffice
    in a place like this.
    Oh, how delicious the cider is again today."
    
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    Vanilla:
    "Hmm... Hmm...
    I suppose it's work that could only be done here."
    
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    Balbados:
    "I have no problem working in the cold.
    It's just that I don't like it."
    
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    Boyd:
    "Yes!? What do you want!? 
    
    What an idle fellow you are, bothering
    me like this even though you have no business with me."
    
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    Mackwell:
    "I have met the quota.
    Are you dissatisfied with something?"
    
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    Misty Lear:
    "What can I do for you,
    you cutie of a master."
    
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    Milenya:
    "It's quite chilly today.
    Don't go catching a cold now."
    
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    Lias:
    "Smithery is an art into which you pour body and soul.
    BUt it's rather hard to work in a place like this."
    
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    Louise the Diviner:
    "I'm supposed to work here?
    BUt it's so cold!
    Young people today lack common sense."
    
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    Mayu:
    "Hehehe... 
    Today I'll work as hard as I can once more."
    
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    Dejison:
    "Hee hehehe...
    I can't have you underestimating me.
    
    Though I may try to drive a 
    nail with a banana, my machines
    are just fine."
    
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    Puffy:
    "Now hold on a minute!
    What's the idea of making me work
    in such a cold place?
    
    I'm gonna work hard, save my money, 
    and then seek recourse with the
    proper authorities!"
    
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    Izak:
    "Beep beep beep.
    Bing! Bing! Boing!"
    
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    Rigel:
    "It's sure cold and dark in here.
    Is it because of the snow?"
    
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    Aqua:
    "My dad is such a fool.
    He needs one good kick in the rear."
    
    Evia:
    "Oh, how cold it is!
    
    It's at times like these when snuggling
    with someone is the best way to warm up.
    No, no... I didn't mean with you."
    
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    b) Mining Town of Kirlsa A
    
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    Mishell:
    "This town certainly is noisy,
    but that's no excuse.
    
    If you really focus on your work,
    you won't even notice the clamor 
    outside.
    
    After all, Fayt, isn't that what happens
    when you're engrossed in a game?"
    
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    Eliza:
    "Work is proceeding smoothly, of course.
    Little ever discourages me!"
    
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    Grats: 
    "Being here in this town makes this old
    warrior's heart race.
    
    I was so young back then.
    And when I close my eyes,
    shameful and embarrassing memories
    flood my mind."
    
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    The Killer Chef:
    "Slice slice slice!
    Chop!
    Dice dice dice!
    Chop! CHOP!
    Dice dice dice!"
    
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    Meryl:
    "He hee hee!
    I just got a great idea a moment ago.
    
    It really is a revolutionary concept,
    though it may be simple once I show you.
    Aren't I really something?
    
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    Count Noppen:
    "Almost all the nobles with titles
    close to my own have perished in this
    drawn-out war.
    
    That leaves me as essentially the
    second most important noble in
    the Kingdom of Airyglyph.
    Oh ho ho ho ho..."
    
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    Chilico:
    "I'm taking a bit of a rest.
    Ahhh... This is the life."
    
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    Ansala:
    "Enhancing welfare is the ebst road
    to the future, is it not?
    What do you think, Master Fayt?
    
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    Osman the Sage:
    "Many different gems sparkle when 
    exposed to light.
    However, their sparkle is not always
    the same.
    The same can be said of 
    Airyglyph and Aquaria.
    
    Though these two different kingdoms
    seek the same thing, happiness will not
    necessarily come to both.
    
    That is because in Airyglyph,
    there is a form of happiness unique to
    the people of Airyglyph, and in
    Aquaria, there is a form of happiness
    that is unique to the people of Aquaria."
    
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    Gusto:
    "Patience is a virtue.
    Wait while I produce
    my ultimate masterpiece."
    
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    Cornelius:
    "Flames burn the body and steel
    cuts the flesh.
    However, neither lessen the brilliance of
    the spirit.
    
    No matter what may happen,
    the spirit shall continue to shine brightly.
    
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    Gossam:
    "I heard there are lots of young beauties
    in the Sacred Kingdom of Aquaria.
    How wonderful. How absolutely wonderful."
    
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    Stanice: 
    "Maybe I'm in need of a challenge again.
    Doing what's normally expected of you
    is important, but somethings it's good to go 
    beyond that."
    
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    Damda Mooda:
    "A nice cold drink is just the thing
    after a hard day's work.
    The colder, the better."
    
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    Vanilla:
    "Trying to locate materials for as little money as
    possible is fundamental to commerce.
    After all, your own leg power is basically free."
    
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    Balbados:
    Inventing is like a roll of the dice.
    You may strike it lucky once, only to then
    fail no matter how many times you try.
    
    Then again, my dice, so to speak,
    have fewer sides than other people's dice.
    Aha ha ha ha ha."
    
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    Boyd:
    "You could say I'm in good form...
    
    Then again you could say something's lacking."
    
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    Mackwell:
    "I finished today's quota yesterday.
    It's not in my nature to allow
    myself to be pressed for time."
    
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    Misty Lear:
    "The positive and the negative cancel each other out.
    So the production of that which is
    positive also creates that which is negative.
    
    Alchemy is an orderly science that 
    strictly adheres to laws.
    It is great wisdom enabling the
    control of all creation. That's why
    it is so interesting, you see."
    
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    Milenya:
    "Proceed as far as you can when you
    should proceed, and stop completely
    when you should stop.
    
    That's what's important.
    It is up to you to know when to do which.
    In either case, have no regrets."
    
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    Lias:
    "The way of the sword is deep, and I am 
    still but loitering around the entrance.
    
    So how could it be that one who has
    not mastered the use of a blade could
    create such magnificent arms?"
    
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    Louise the Diviner:
    "What is this place?
    It is so stuffy and damp in here.
    It feels as if my body will grow moldy.
    
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    Mayu:
    "This town has changed quite a bit in a short time.
    But nothing's really changed, has it?
    
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    Dejison:
    "Ideally speaking, silver is better than
    copper, but there is no siler in
    these parts.
    
    It is no good to simply invent something.
    An invention that is so expensive that no
    one will use it is practically worthless.
    
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    Puffy:
    "Just look at yourself.
    Your clothes are filthy!
    
    If you want to be as successful with the ladies
    as I am ( ? >_> ), then first you must clean yourself up!
    C-L-E-A-N, CLEAN!
    
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    Izak:
    "Toot Toot... Rooom!
    Beep Beep Clunk...
    Ding Ding Ding!"
    
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    Rigel:
    "*sigh*
    I didn't get a good night's sleep.
    Some sort of noisy insect got into my room last night.
    *yawn*"
    
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    Aqua:
    "My dad's really hopeless.
    He's quite a waste of space, you know."
    
    Evia:
    "I must work even today to support my
    darling daughter.
    O gods up on high!
    Why do you not grant me the means
    to enjoy a life of ease with my daughter?"
    
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    c) Mining Town of Kirlsa B
    
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    Mishell:
    "If this goes like this, then that goes like that.
    So that means this goes here, right?
    In other words...
    
    Oh, sorry.
    Just now, it seemed that my 
    thoughts were finally taking shape."
    
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    Eliza:
    "Leave it to me.
    You can rest easy now.
    Tee-hee!"
    
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    Grats: 
    "The bray of a lum, and the
    sound of lumshoes...
    Bah!
    I should be out there!"
    
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    The Killer Chef:
    "Dum de dum dum dum.
    Dum de dum dum dum.
    Sizzlin' sizzlin'...
    Cha cha cha."
    
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    Meryl:
    "You just watch.
    When I'm involved,
    work'll fly off the assembly line,
    no matter what it is."
    
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    Count Noppen:
    "The lord of this town is Count Woltar.
    I, too, am a Count.
    That means I'm just as important as 
    Lord Woltar.
    Oh ho ho ho ho..."
    
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    Chilico:
    "I AM working hard!
    And I AM doing my best!"
    
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    Ansala:
    "Well, where shall I begin?
    Having a plan is important, you know."
    After all, time is money."
    
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    Osman the Sage:
    "A tree grown under windy 
    skies is a strong tree,
    just as the people of this town
    are brimming with the power to
    survive from years of hardship."
    
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    Gusto:
    "Fresh water is nature's blessing.
    This town is a fitting place for me
    and my trusty hammer.
    But much knowledge has been lost,
    and this is cause for lament."
    
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    Cornelius:
    "It is man's nature to seek blood.
    If the way of splendor is beautiful,
    then the way of destruction is magnificent."
    
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    Gossam:
    "Hmm, maybe it's a good idea to
    get serious every once in a while.
    But don't get me wrong.
    I've been hard at work for hours.
    At least I've been trying..."
    
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    Stanice: 
    "What a refreshing morning.
    Yes indeed.
    I feel as though I can do a good job today."
    
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    Damda Mooda:
    "A cup of tea is just the thing
    after a hard day's work.
    The way it relaxes the body is 
    quite nice."
    
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    Vanilla:
    "You must first make things bnefore you
    can sell them.
    
    I'm not interested in monopolizing 
    markets or anything, but I do enjoy
    running ahead of the pack."
    
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    Balbados:
    "Aha ha ha ha.
    That's it! That's it!
    I've just had a flash of genius!
    
    It'll be smooth sailing from here on!
    Yep, we're all going for a ride on the 
    luxurious boat that is my talent!"
    
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    Boyd:
    "The progress of my work's not bad.
    
    In fact, I'd say it was looking quite good.
    Don't know about the others, of course.
    
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    Mackwell:
    "I exercise my rights after
    I fulfill my duty.
    I don't want to be around 
    people who assert their rights
    without doing anything."
    
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    Misty Lear:
    "Sorry, but tonight's dinner is already
    booked.
    Maybe next time. 
    
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    Milenya:
    "Moderation in all things.
    One must be calm and careful in one's work."
    
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    Lias:
    "Look at what has become of our
    town, a place once thought of as
    sacred to blacksmiths far and wide.
    
    But what is done is done.
    I shall put this town back on the
    smithing map with my own two hands."
    
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    Louise the Diviner:
    "The water in this town is terrible.
    It is hard on the health of elderly
    townsfolk like me."
    
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    Mayu:
    "I've come up with some new dishes.
    I'd love to have you try them later."
    
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    Dejison:
    "The iron in this town isn't bad,
    but it's not quite as good as genuine
    Greeton iron.
    
    But desire knows no bounds.
    Besides, a true invention is born from
    overcoming many limitations."
    
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    Puffy:
    "The people of this town speak with a 
    funny accent.
    I keep telling them my name is Puffy.
    
    That's pronounced 'PUH-fee.'
    I already showed them how to make the
    'F' sound, but they keep saying 'PUH-hee.'"
    
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    Izak:
    "Putt Putt Putt...
    Bonk bonk."
    
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    Rigel:
    "A full belly makes me sleepy.
    *yawn*
    I wish it was bedtime already."
    
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    Aqua:
    "My dad never shuts up.
    I'd like some time to myself once in awhile."
    
    Evia:
    "The clouds of dust in this town are
    just awful. My daughter, who is
    more precious to me than life itself,
    will fall ill in such a place!"
    
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    d) Trading Town of Peterny
    
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    Mishell:
    "It's easier to gather information 
    in busy towns.
    This is probably the best town for
    getting information about foreign lands."
    
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    Eliza:
    "I'm actually a bit behind in my work.
    Upon arriving in town, I was overwhelmed by
    all there is to do and see here."
    
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    Grats: 
    "Wherever there are people, there is strife.
    However, righteousness is there, too.
    That is how humankind is able to flourish
    without destroying itself."
    
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    The Killer Chef:
    "Slice and dice.
    Dice and slice.
    Chop chop chop!"
    
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    Meryl:
    "There are lots of ideas out there.
    The trick is how they're implemented.
    It's easy to come up with an idea,
    but actually following through with one
    to bring it to fruition is difficult."
    
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    Count Noppen:
    "This town has many people and a great
    deal of money changing hands.
    Now all it needs to be a perfect town
    is a great ruler such as myself."
    
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    Chilico:
    "Ummm... Uhhh...
    What was I trying to do?
    I completely forgot."
    
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    Ansala:
    "The Craftsman's Guild has its
    headquarters here in Peterny.
    
    There are rumors both good and bad.
    Some of them are true, while others
    are not.
    
    I suppose the most important thing
    is whether people understand each other.
    
    Once there are those who wish to be
    privileged above others, it is no longer
    possible for everyone to be content."
    
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    Osman the Sage:
    "Just as only the strongest trees still stand
    after a gate, it is the men of exceptional 
    ability who stand out during times of trouble.
    
    However, such times are most
    unwelcome for the weak."
    
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    Gusto:
    "Relying on one's materials is
    proof of inexperience.
    
    A great craftsman can elicit 
    the true potential of anything."
    
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    Cornelius:
    "According to the oldest tradition
    of the Church of Apris that yet
    remains in these lands,
    
    Aquaria I, the first queen of
    the Ancient Kingdom of Aquor, was unlike
    the many other beings born of Apris
    
    for she was a descendant of the gods
    who came down from the heavens 
    to live in these lands dring the age of Chaos.
    
    In short, though Apris is the creator
    of this world, he's not necessarily the
    creator of the human race.
    
    If that's true, then who do you suppose
    created you humans, and where
    could such a being dwell?"
    
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    Gossam:
    "I must admit that Welch
    has a pretty face and she's fine when
    enjoyed at a distance.
    
    However, those are the only
    good things I can say about her.'
    
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    Stanice: 
    "Size alone doesn't determine a gem's value.
    Purity and color are also important.
    Did you know that?"
    
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    Damda Mooda:
    "I don't dislike juice, it's just that
    there're too many people who are
    so fussy about how it should be drunk.
    
    I think you should be able to drink
    it anyway you like, don't you?"
    
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    Vanilla:
    "No matter how fine a work you produce,
    it's meaningless unless there's someone 
    willing to buy it.
    
    Obviously, the more people there are,
    the better your business will be.
    
    And the more items you have,
    the more people you'll attract."
    
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    Balbados:
    "Anyone can simply think something up.
    It is skillful, nimble fingers that
    enable one to complete a work.
    
    Aha ha ha ha."
    
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    Boyd:
    "You're not unhappy with my work, are you!? well!?
    
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    Mackwell:
    "I'm working the hours and
    meeting the quota specified 
    in my contract.
    
    You have no right to demand 
    anything more from me."
    
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    Misty Lear:
    "According to the theory of alchemy,
    it really is possible for us to create all
    manner of things--except for the soul.
    
    However, creating something requires
    the alteration of physical materials,
    resulting in some sort of loss.
    
    If the materials lost were greater than
    the end product, no one would want to
    become an alchemist.
    
    
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    Milenya:
    "Today's temperature and humidity
    are ideal. I think my work will go
    well today."
    
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    Lias:
    "There's no easy way to
    master a technique.
    All one can do is work hard each day."
    
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    Louise the Diviner:
    "My, what an unfriendly workshop.
    You don't even provide your workers
    with a cup of tea?"
    
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    Mayu:
    "There are lots of materials here,
    but I'm not familiar with their uses.
    Every day's a chance to learn, isn't it?
    
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    Dejison:
    "Steel imported directly from Greeton
    is just a bit different from the normal kind.
    See how it sparkles like gemstone?
    
    Without this, I wouldn't be able to produce such
    fine components."
    
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    Puffy:
    "What a shabby place.
    Is this the best you could do?
    
    I've worked for a number of different
    people, but they all treated me better
    than this."
    
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    Izak:
    "Sputter, sputter-sputter...
    Sputter!"
    
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    Rigel:
    "This cheery old sun sure warms the bones.
    This would be a perfect day to stretch out
    in the field for a nap.
    Naps are good for digestion, you know."
    
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    Aqua:
    "Welch and the Guild Master
    are really nice.
    They're interesting in ways my father isn't,
    and they give me lots of candy."
    
    
    Evia:
    "My daughter has taken a liking
    to that Welch.
    Oh, what shall I do!?
    
    I'd rather die than have her turn
    into a woman like Welch!
    No, I mustn't jump to conclusions.
    My daughter isn't like that."
    
    
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    e) Sacred City of Aquios
    
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    Mishell:
    "Though different from what I write,
    even light novels and the like aren't
    something at which you should thumb your nose.
    
    After all, establishing such a genre
    requires a society where commoners can 
    afford leisure time and there is an advanced
    and mature popular culture."
    
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    Eliza:
    "The sacred waters surrounding the city
    flow from a divine artifact.
    If you can manage to properly harness its power,
    then even training far beyond theoretical limits
    will become possible."
    
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    Grats: 
    "Fancy weapons are pointless.
    Truly superior weapons are those
    that are unrefined.
    
    Some people can even find a different
    sort of beauty in such weapons."
    
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    The Killer Chef:
    "Yummy, delicious.
    Cook, cooooook..."
    
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    Meryl:
    "Oh, it's no use.
    I'm allergic to strong runological forces.
    Aaachoo!"
    
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    Count Noppen:
    "Hmm... Umm... Uhh... I've got it!
    The ultimate poem!
    No, maybe a textbook!?
    
    Oh ho ho ho...
    The genre matters not.
    At any rate, it's sure to be
    a masterpiece.
    
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    Chilico:
    "Just a little more... a little more...
    But I suppose I'll never finish
    if I never start, huh?"
    
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    Ansala:
    "Do you think producing gold from
    stone violates the laws of nature?
    If so, you are mistaken.
    
    For one who comprehends all things
    and has full knowledge of the true
    qualities of materials,
    
    turning stone into gold can be likened 
    to the simple act of turning water into
    steam by boiling it.
    
    The only difference is that the method for
    performing the former transformation
    is not widely known."
    
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    Osman the Sage:
    "One who excels in many areas is no match
    for one who has perfected a single talent.
    It's just like that saying:
    'Jack of all trades, master of none.'"
    
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    Gusto:
    "This land has a special power.
    Its waters enable techniques that
    work nowhere else.
    Now what sort of sword shall I forge
    with such power?
    
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    Cornelius:
    "Driven from their lands by the humans
    who came down from heaven,
    the humanoids retreated far into the
    distand hills.
    
    But such are the vicissitudes of fortune.
    No one has the right to bear ill will 
    against another."
    
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    Gossam:
    "What a fine city!
    There're lots of young ladies--how
    could I possibly complain?
    
    And you know they say that
    the more pretty ladies about,
    the easier it is to be devout in
    one's daily observances!"
    
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    Stanice: 
    "I heard from my grandfather that in the distant
    past, the first humans descended
    into Surferio from the heavens.
    
    It seems there were many disputes at first,
    but now relations aren't all that bad.
    I think that's a good thing.
    
    What good does it do for people living
    today to keep worrying about times long
    past, when none of them were even born yet?"
    
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    Damda Mooda:
    "There're no taverns in this city.
    It's not that they don't like to
    have fun here, it's just they're
    not interested in taverns.
    
    This won't do. This won't do at all.
    I can't work in such a foolish place!"
    
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    Vanilla:
    "Combining religion with commerce
    just isn't right, is it?
    
    It's true you can sell lots of
    stuff by making use of religion,
    but that takes all the joy out of it.
    
    People who do that shouldn't even
    call themselves merchants."
    
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    Balbados:
    "Crafting is a precise art.
    It demands finger movements so deft
    they can hardly be seen with the eye,
    as well as aesthetic sensibilities.
    
    Fine crafting is impossible unless you
    truly love to do it.
    Hoh ho ho ho ho..."
    
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    Boyd:
    "I can work anywhere! 
    And I won't let you quibble about my work."
    
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    Mackwell:
    "This won't do.
    Seems I've fallen a bit behind.
    But I'll try to somehow finish by nightfall."
    
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    Misty Lear:
    "This land certainly is brimming with
    some sort of power.
    
    However...
    True alchemists do not rely on 
    the unknown.
    
    No, we must first unravel the great mysteries
    of this world--therein lies the heart of our trade."
    
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    Milenya:
    "Even medicine is poison when in excess.
    Always use just the right amount."
    
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    Lias:
    "Maybe I could try using the waters that
    surround this city to temper a sword.
    Hmm... I think it's worth a try."
    
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    Louise the Diviner:
    "Are you trying to prematurely dispatch
    me to the land of Apris by 
    making me work in such a place?
    
    Honestly...
    What a loathsome lot."
    
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    Mayu:
    "I'm not comfortable with live fish.
    
    After all, we didn't see stuff
    like that very much in Airyglyph.
    
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    Dejison:
    "Runological force?
    It'll disappear in due time.
    
    The machine I made will enable
    anyone to easily do things far
    beyond that."
    
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    Puffy:
    "Uhh...
    To tell you the truth, there's something missing.
    
    What I really want to create is something
    super strong that'll make your head spin,
    even with one little whiff."
    
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    Izak:
    "Vroom! Vroom!
    Beep beep beep."
    
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    Rigel:
    "It's hard to keep my eyes open
    with a full belly.
    
    You mind if I go take a short nap?"
    
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    Aqua:
    "This city reeks of religion.
    All they do is pray, day in and day out.
    I'm going to die of boredom here."
    
    Evia:
    "Yes, this is a fine city.
    
    The air, water, and food are good,
    but more than anything, it's the
    feel of purity that this city has that I like.
    
    I think it's perfect for my daughter and me,
    but what do you think? Hahaha... of course it is!"
    
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    IX. Dictionary Entries
    
    Each inventor, after being signed, adds an entry to the
    dictionary to shed a little light into their backstory.
    Since the Dictionary FAQ on this site didn't have complete
    information on the inventors, it seemed only fair to include
    it in this guide.
    
    Mishell:
    
    A cheeky young boy living in the city of Aquios, Mishell
    seems to think of himself as an adult.
    He loves to read books, and carries around tomes that
    are difficult enough to make an adult's head spin.
    Perhaps his tendency to memorize entire chapters
    without really understanding the ideas expressed within is
    evidence that, gifted as he may be, Mishell is after all, still
    a child.
    
    Eliza:
    
    A young girl living in the town of Aquios who is quite fond
    of her studies.
    Eliza had dreamt of someday studying runology at Castle
    Aquaria, until the loss of both her parents in the war
    forced her to give it up. Her brother was too young to live
    on his own, and she couldn't bear to leave him. However,
    even though Eliza gave up studying under a mentor,
    she still continues to study runology on her own.
    
    Grats:
    
    A master swordsman who wielded his sword on
    battlefields long before Fayt was born.
    Having been forced to retire from the regular army, this
    lifelong warrior fought on as a mercenary until requrests
    for his services dried up, he then continued fighting
    anway as a volunteer soldier.
    
    Unfortunately, by the time the latest war began, Grats
    exceeded the age restrictions of every unit, and was
    finally forced to retire completely.
    Regardless, Grats still wants to fight, and wanders
    aimlessly around the outskirts of the town of Kirlsa,
    looking for any trouble he can find.
    
    The Killer Chef:
    
    A humanoid of the Drowglynn race, members of which
    mainly reside in the Sanmite Republic.
    Conversations with this man (or woman?) never seem to
    go anywhere.
    Even so, the Chef's conversational abilities are actually
    vastly superior to those of the typical Drowglynn. This is
    because the Chef is so interested in the human race, he's
    actually taken it upon himself to learn how to cook.
    
    The thought process of Drowglynns are, for the most
    part, entirely foreign to the human mind. In fact, it is said
    that not even the gods themselves are capable of 
    perfectly translating the language of this bizarre race.
    
    Meryl:
    
    A girl who studied the mechanical arts in the
    technological superpower of Greeton.
    Meryl had to return to her homeland with her parents after
    only a few years of study. Yet even so, her time spent
    growing up in Greeton's mechanically advanced society
    from an early age had a major impact on her life. In spite
    of her young age, Meryl may actually know more about
    machines than anyone else currently living on the
    continent of Gaitt.
    
    On a side note, there are humans living in Greeton as
    well, and Aquarians living in Greeton face no
    discrimination in their everyday lives.
    However, since the two nations have had no formal
    relations for centuries, such intrepid individuals must face
    the double jeopardy of entering and exiting Greeton
    illegally.                                
    
    Count Noppen:
    
    A member of the nobility of the Kingdom of Airyglyph.
    Although it is unknown how this gentleman managed to
    survive the revolution of Airyglyph XIII, he does retain his
    nobility.
    Perhaps the Count has some skill in the arts, or perhaps
    he is a preeminent warrior, or scholar.
    It is also possible that the king kept him around simply
    because he's such an amusing old chap.
    
    Chilico:
    
    A Bubbleheart woman who left her homeland in the
    Sanmite Republic in order to find work.
    Chilico may be cute and tiny, but that is simply a racial
    characteristic. She's actually quite old.
    And quite married.
    
    Ansala:
    
    Although retired at present, Ansala used to be the best or
    second best practitioner of runology in the Sacred
    Kingdom of Aquaria.
    This lonely man poured too much of himself into his work
    to ever marry, and in spite of the fact that he has already
    retired, he can still be seen wandering the halls of Castle
    Aquaria, alternately gladdening and annoying the 
    inhabitants thereof.
    Ansala's skills are unquestioned, and his record is
    excellenet, making him a difficult individual for the current
    runologists to simply brush off.
    
    Osman:
    
    A priest who preaches the ways of the gods to the people
    of the town of Arias.
    Osman loves proverbs, precepts, and other "nice little
    turns of phrase", and has written and published several
    such works of his own. But for some reason, perhaps
    related to the complexity of his philosophies, his works
    are not terribly popular.
    
    Gusto:
    
    A gifted blacksmith who used to live in the town of Kirlsa,
    and who specializes in forging swords.
    After the output of Bequerel Mine and other mines around
    Kirlsa trailed off dramatically, Gusto set off on an
    adventure to find better mines to excavate on his own.
    Gusto is the only person who actually competes with
    dragons for the control of mineral resources in all of
    Elicoor.
    
    Cornelius:
    
    A mysterious individual who, although he appears to be
    human at first glance, most definitely is not.
    Although his speech, actions, and other characteristics
    mark him as a humanoid, Cornelius resembles no race to
    be found anywhere in the Republic of Sanmite, nor any
    race living anywhere else in the continent of Gaitt.
    One must wonder what use Cornelius might find for his
    trademark dilapidated bat umbrella.
    One thing is certain--he can't be using it to keep the rain
    off his head.
    
    Gossam:
    
    While Gossam is actually a rather skilled doctor, he
    sends all of his patients home with medicine, no matter
    how seriously ill they may be.
    The only reason no one has yet filed a complaint against
    Gossam is that the medicine he prescribes actually does
    a miraculous job of curing his patients.
    
    Stanice:
    
    A woman of the Featherfolk, a race that boasts large
    wings extending from their backs.
    Perhaps because she is extremely light, even for a 
    Featherfolk, Stanice enjoys taking long "walks" in the
    clouds, flying from place to place.
    Nightfall often catches up to Stanice during her outings,
    and she is forced to wait for daybreak all alone, up in the
    treetops. 
    
    Damda Mooda:
    
    A sybarite who is more than meets the eye.
    While chopping wood in the mountains with his buddies,
    Damda laerned a method of cooking that he decided to
    make his own, referring to it by the absurd name of
    Damda Casserole. He then started his own restaurant in
    an attempt to sell this cuisine, failed miserably, and went
    bankrupt in the blink of an eye.
    Perhaps the tragic end to Damda's story should come as
    no surprise. Anyone can bang together a casserole out of
    vegetables, mushrooms, and whatever flavorings are at
    hand.
    
    Vanilla:
    
    A young Retail Rabbit living in the Urssa Lava Caves for
    an unknown reason. This eccentric character is
    interested in manufacturing as well as sales, unlike most
    Retail Rabbits.
    One characteristic he does share with the others is an
    obnoxious fixation on money.
    It is possible that Vanilla may be making a living by
    selling to the dragons.
    But when you think about it, what would a dragon want,
    anyway?
    
    Balbados:
    
    An old man of the Menodix race, members of which
    primarily reside in the vicinity of Surferio.
    Although Balbados had the courage to make a go of it in
    a foreign land, and put his best efforts into running a
    business in a human town, he has failed to achieve his
    dreams and currently ekes out a meager existence.
    Balbados makes a living day to day on crowded 
    thoroughfares by selling silver items that he creates with
    his naturally dexterous hands.
    
    Boyd:
    
    A male Demonoid, which is a cross between a human and
    a demon. Boyd possesses the brute strength and 
    symbological powers of a demon, as well as the flexibility
    and stability of a human soul. But in spite of these
    advantages, Boyd needs to work for a living, just as
    everyone else does.
    
    Mackwell:
    
    An ingenious alchemist who graduated second in his
    class from the runological school located inside Castle
    Aquaria, which he attended as a foreign exchange
    student.
    Mackwell is extremely fussy about his time's value, and
    always carries a schedule with each day's tasks lissted
    down to the second.
    
    Acting alone, this gifted alchemist and scholar derived
    a unification theory that ties together channeled force and
    magnetism, while working with Dion in Dr. Elena's
    research lab. This theory is what finally allowed the
    development of the Thunder Arrow to proceed.
    
    Unfortunately, after this breakthrough, Mackwell grew fed
    up with Dr. Elena's unstructured and carefree working
    style, and quit the research lab.
    In lieu of a retirement package, Mackwell made off with
    one of Elena's books, and still travels with it to this day.
    
    Misty Lear:
    
    A beautiful young woman with a mysteriously timeless
    presence.
    Misty Lear is a superb alchemist, and since her
    appearance has not changed in decades, it is rumored
    that perhaps she has perfected an elixir of eternal youth.
    The truth of the matter, however, is simply that the most
    talented alchemist of her clan always takes the name
    Misty.
    
    Milenya:
    
    A trueborn noble and head of one of the top two houses
    of the Kingdom of Airyglyph.
    Recently, however, Milenya has expressed objections to
    the war with the Kingdom of Aquaria, and this has earned her
    the wrath of the powerful warmonger Duke Vox. Vox had
    her branded as a rebel and subjected to house arrest.
    Unsurprisingly, not even Vox dared to execute the head
    of a noble house with such a long and distinguished
    heritage. But even a punishment as light as house arrest
    must be difficult to endure for a woman who has known
    nothing but luxury since bith.
    
    Lias:
    
    A human refugee on the continent of Gaitt, who hails from
    an island nation located to the far north.
    Lias is a man of many talents, excelling at horsemanship,
    swordsmanship, and archery. This leads many to believe
    he must have been a man of high standing in his own
    country.
    When questioned about his past, however, Lias always
    responds with little more than a sad smile, revealing
    nothing.
    
    Louise the Diviner:
    
    A cranky old woman with extremely prominent frown lines
    permanently etched upon her forehead.
    Although she led the Craftsman's Guild over a period of
    four years, her cantankerous personality led even her
    own flesh and blood to abandon her, and nowadays she
    lives a solitary existence.
    In her heyday, Louise had her own special program on 
    the compact communicator, in which she would show off
    her soothsaying talents.
    
    Mayu:
    
    A girl living in the Kirlsa Training Facility who, along with
    her mother, takes care of the soldiers of the Black
    Brigade.
    Mayu wears her heart on her sleve, and tires of things
    easily, perhaps becaause her life involves day after day of
    nothing but repetitive chores around the training facility.
    Even though she often dreams of blowing up and venting
    her anger at her tiresome existence, she's basically a
    harmless girl.
    
    Dejison:
    
    An elderly scholar who was permanently sidetracked after
    becoming enamored with the intricate workings of the
    Mechanized Corps, while conducting research in the city
    of Surferio.
    This troubled individual, who likes to refer to himself as
    "Dejison, the Invention King", has applied for patents to
    countless useless inventions, which he derives by 
    following a feckless and scattergun approach to
    inventing.
    
    Puffy:
    
    A stiff-haired girl who follows Fayt and his companions
    around, saying, "No more, five yeras before! No more,
    seven years before!" as if it were some sort of key
    phrase, for no apparent reason.
    This odd phrase may make perfect sense to those who
    understand its context, but it means nothing at all to Fayt.
    It's almost as if a desire for revenge is filling her with 
    rage and makes her pick fights.
    
    Izak:
    
    A humanoid robot created by the technological
    superpower Greeton that supposedly destroyed the
    Ancient Kingdom of Aquor.
    Whether there was a mistake in the robot's blueprint, or
    whether those who repaired it were at fault is uncertain,
    but this machine, which used to be a merciless killing
    machine, is now but a mere appliance.
    This robot's official name is "Izak Type B-Mech".
    
    Rigel:
    
    A young noblewoman of the Sacred Kingdom of Aquaria
    who loves nothing better than to stare off into space and
    dine on fine food.
    Rigel is incredibly picky when it comes to the food she
    eats. She somehow became ann excellent chef herself in
    the process of hounding her family's resident chef
    morning, noon, and night to ensure that her meals are
    prepared according to her exacting standards.
    
    Aqua:
    
    A beautiful girl with one of the most hopelessly doting
    fathers in the world, a man named Evia.
    Aqua may look as lovely as a dool, but her words pack a
    powerful bite.
    Of course, if you ask her father Evia, Aqua's questionable
    word choice is just one more aspect of her overwhelming
    cuteness.
    
    Evia:
    
    A long-haired man of refined tastes who used to work in
    Castle Aquaria several years back.
    Worried about leaving his daughter Aqua at home by
    herself all day, Evia repeatedly skipped work or went
    home early. The problem grew so severe that he was
    eventually fired, in spite of his high status within the
    castle.
    But rather than regretting this turn of events, Evia was
    actually pleased to have more time to spend with his
    daughter.
    
                                                                                   
    
    
    X. Recognition
    
    - El Sabotender, for helping me with layout
    
    - The Devourer, both for having the superhuman patience to 
    sign Boyd, and provide me with all five of his workshop
    quotes =0
    
    - BoxerDanc for recommending the inventor Dictionary 
    information, as it was not completelyfeatured in any 
    other guide
    
    - tri-Ace for making such a great game, and all
    that jazz =0
    
    - Motoi Sakuraba for creating the smash hit phenomenon
    'Bitter Dance' allowing me to work my body without
    hurting anybody
    
    
    
    
    XI. Contact Information
    
    If you find any errors, or have something to say, let me know at:
       AUNAOyo@gmail.com