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Tales of Vesperia (XBOX 360) Skit Transcript
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Author: Lupanari - Elizabeth Starkey
Contact: kowiiku@gmail.com

Version History
Version 1.00 (Feb. 12 2012) - All skits completed.

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Copyrights
Thanks
Introduction
Skit List
  -I. Scenario Chapter 1
  -II. Scenario Chapter 2
  -III. Scenario Chapter 3
  -IV. Battle
  -V. Cooking
  -VI. Chat
  -VII. General Purpose

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Copyrights
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Transcript Copyrighted 2012 Elizabeth Starkey

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reproduced under any other circumstances. It may not be placed on any web site
or otherwise distributed publicly without my permission. No alterations to this
document to be made to this document in such cases.

Sites currently allowed as of October 30, 2012:
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Thanks
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First off, major thanks to omegaevolution for posting all the skits on YouTube.
All 23 parts of that were very helpful.

Thanks also to Kestal and tamashii for posting your own scripts for Abyss and
Symphonia respectively. Both gave me ideas for how to format this and the
inspiration to do it. Having done it, I have realized just how much work goes
into something like this, so kudos to both of you.

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Introduction
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Iíve seen skit transcripts for Symphonia and Abyss, but Iíve yet to find one for
Vesperia, so I figured Iíd try my hand at typing one up myself, and then share
it with the rest of you.

This transcript includes all the dialogue of the Tales of Vesperia skits as
theyíre seen in the skits, the various sound effects that occur, all the actions
the characters make, and, for some of the skits, the emotion image they had as
they spoke or reacted to others. I didnít do that for every one, but I think
that the reactions the characters have is just as important sometimes as the
dialogue itself. So whenever I thought it was important to note, I described the
character emotion as best I could. If you want me to include the reactions in
the skits I didnít do so for, or anything else youíd like to me to add, feel
free to email me and Iíll see what I can do. I may just do it for the rest
anyway at some point in later versions, but for now, Iíll leave it as is.

And if you spot any mistakes I missed while editing, please let me know, and
Iíll fix that. Spell checker is rather useless when 90 percent of the words
checked are names or (in this case) Ravenís accent.

These skits are written in the order that you can view them at Nam Cobanda Isle,
and are grouped together accordingly. (Though some are weirdly out of order...)

I've had this completed for a while, I've just finally remembered to submit it.

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---Skit List---

I. Scenario Chapter 1

001: Everyday in the Lower Quarter
002: Nobles
003: Back in Jail
004: Extra Baggage
005: The Intruder, Zagi
006: Flynn Ė Part 1
007: Thanks to the Lower Quarter
008: Christening Estelle
009: Nice to Meet You, Repede
010: On Traveling
011: Outside the Barrier
012: Not Good with Magic
013: Bigger than the Capital
014: Quite a Scene
015: Guilds
016: The Curse, as Estelle Knows It
017: Thanking Repede
018: Friends Make the Journey Fun
019: The Broken Sword
020: Barrier Blastia
021: The Tree of Halure
022: Maps
023: A Nia Fruit? Here?
024: Getting to Know Repede
025: Blastia
026: Red-eyes at the Tree of Halure
027: So...who is Flynn?
028: Karol and Repede
029: An Ex-Knight
030: Lots of Books
031: Rita
032: Call Me Estelle
033: Searching the Ruins
034: The Sorcererís Ring
035: Did you say ďCastleĒ?
036: Clearing Ritaís Name
037: The Frail Girlfriend
038: Traveling with This Bunch?
039: Ritaís Age
040: Reviving the Tree
041: Rita and Repede
042: Who is Nan?
043: The Dragon Rider
044: A Nice, Fun, Relaxing Trip
045: The Value of a Barrier Blastia
046: The Reunion with Flynn
047: The Magistrateís Evil
048: Witcher and Rita
049: Opinions on Flynn
050: Search and Seizure Rights
051: Raven
052: The Dragon Rider Rides Again
053: A Little Freaked Out
054: Zagi
055: Raven and Getting Information
055: Destroyed by an Earthquake
057: Karol, Fired
058: Doesnít Seem Like an Earthquake
059: The Hunting Blades
060: Aersick
061: The Hunting Blades and the Monster
062: The Dragon Freak
063: Karol and Nan
064: Estelle, the Princess
065: The Interrogation
066: Alexei
067: Becoming Estelle
068: Whatís Going on Here?
069: Why Was Flynn Here?
070: The City of Guilds, Dahngrest
071: Whatís the Don Like?
072: Really Really Fishy
073: The Mysterious Man in the Forest
074: The Don
075: Fishier and Fishier
076: The Conspiracy and Flynnís Trouble
077: What the Don and Flynn are Thinking
078: Judithís Armor
079: Together Again
080: Repede and Judith
081: The Tower of Ghasfarost
082: Be Thankful to Strangers
083: Who Is This Karol Kid?
084: Ritaís Change

II. Scenario Chapter 2

085: One Mess After Another
086: The Monster that Attacked Dahngrest
087: Starting a Guild
088: The Monster Spoke!
089: Is Dahngrest Okay?
090: Heracles is Amazing!
091: The Guildís Purpose
092: A New Journey
093: Is Repede a Member Too?
094: The Toughest Thing Sheís Ever Done
095: Oh, to Be Like Judith...
096: Iím Cute?
097: Itís So Not You
098: It Kinda Works on You
099: Rita Appears
100: Yeagerís Speech
101: What Flynn Thinks
102: The Scheming Partners
103: The Guildís Founding Members
104: This Is Soooooo Bad
105: Fun on the Ghost Ship
106: Step Back!
107: Yuriís Hunches
108: What Ravenís Good For
109: Estelle Talks to Herself
110: Iíll Save Them
111: Ooh, When I Find Them...
112: Sounds Like Fun
113: What a Pain
114: Better Together
115: The Box
116: Belius
117: Regaey
118: Things Get Complicated
119: It Ate the Aer!
120: Aer Krene
121: Yeager
122: The Imperial Knights
123: The Desert
124: A Day in the Sun
125: The Parents
126: Not a Normal Monster
127: Missing Phaeroh
128: The Clear Ciel Crystal
129: Duke
130: The Knightís in this Town
131: Cumoreís Missing
132: Flynn Ė Part 2
133: Closing Everything Off
134: Investigating the Aer Krene
135: What Theyíre After
136: Beliusí Death
137: The Truth About Judith
138: The End of the Guilds?
139: Guild versus Guild
140: Don, Donít Get Hasty
141: Judith in Trouble
142: The Donís Passing
143: The Hunting Blades Again?
144: The Great War
145: What to Do with Judith
146: Phaeroh
147: Phaerohís Words
148: Reconciling with Judith
149: The Kritya
150: Rita and Estelle
151: Meeting the Kritya
152: The Legend
153: Theyíre Gone!
154: Payback
155: The Entelexeia, Astal
156: Just Who is Duke?
157: Iíll Save Estelle
158: Raven Was...
159: The Royal Guard
160: Zagi
161: Leviathanís Claw
162: Zaphias is Safe
163: What Estelle Tried to Say
164: Worried About Baíul
165: Alexeiís Mess
166: Tougher to Get By
167: Praise for Karol
168: Where to Next?
169: The Me Then, The Me Now
170: Worried About Estelle
171: All in the Same Boat
172: Out of Time?
173: The Lower Quarter is Safe
174: Estelle Comes Back
175: Baíul is Back
176: Fighting Alexei
177: Phaerohís Help
178: Leviathanís Claw on the Move
179: Taking Alexei Down
180: The Port is So Much Better
181: Ehmead Hill Blocked
182: If the Prince Becomes Emperor
183: Geraios Technology
184: Donít Mess With Zaude
185: The Blade Drifts of Zopheir
186: Are You Okay, Karol?
187: Whatís Up With Yuri?
188: Yuriís Changed
189: Yormgen is Weird
190: Judithís Communication
191: Gusiosí Crystals

III. Scenario Chapter 3

192: After Zaude
193: The Adephagos Awakens
194: Glad Yuriís Safe Ė Women
195: Ritaís Research
196: Glad Yuriís Safe Ė Men
197: In the Donís Wake
198: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
199: The Birth of the Spirits
200: Freeing Estelle
201: The Adephagos Revived
202: The Threat of the Adephagos
203: How Phaeroh Feels
204: The Hunting Blades
205: Gusios to Gnome
206: What Sylph Said
207: All Four Spirits
208: Flynn in Danger
209: Sodia and Yuri
210: Telling the Changing World
211: The State of the Union
212: The State of Palestralle
213: Ready for the Final Battle Ė Women
214: Ready for the Final Battle Ė Men
215: Aurnionís Spirit
216: The Ancient Civilization
217: Zagiís End
218: Zagi Ė Part 2
219: Gusiosí Sacrifice

IV. Battle

220: Days Just Fly By
221: The Invincible!
222: The Strongest Guild
223: Eat or Be Eaten
224: The Meaning of Monsters
225: Ristelle?!
226: Dog Language
227: The Flames of Battle
228: Bring ĎEm On
229: Karolís Sidekick
230: Enjoying Victory
231: Enlightenment
232: Just...Stick Them Together
233: Karolís Growing Up
234: Th-Thanks...
235: Strain on the Heart
236: Letís Go All Out
237: The Christening
238: Just Use Both
239: Congratulations
240: A Youthís Victory
241: A Princessí Crucible
242: A Boyís Befuddlement
243: A Genius Mageís Change of Heart
244: An Old Manís Dream
245: A Maidenís Concern
246: A Dogís Thoughts on Battle
247: Stopping Enemies
248: New Fangled Whatsamahoozits
249: The Tougher, The Better
250: No Mercy!
251: Items? Who Needs Items?
252: Exquisite Battles
253: Not Enough Fat to Burn
254: The First Sign of a Cold?
255: I Want a Shower
256: I Like It!
257: Watch and Learn
258: Even Dogs Have Pride
259: Big Game in a Small Package
260: Ritaís Calm Mind
261: Touchy Subject
262: A Weirdo Among Weirdoes
263: Ahh, Youth!
264: Thinking Too Hard?
265: When You Put Your Mind to It
266: Talking in Your Sleep
267: Lucky?
268: Beautiful Juggernaut
269: Canine Hero
270: Never Stop Training
271: Someone Veeeery Important
272: What Am I Good For?
273: Stress Relief
274: Ravenís Demons
275: Come On! Say It!
276: Repede Wants to Play
277: Karolís Bag Ė Part 2

V. Cooking

278: The Secret Ingredient
279: Call It What It Is!
280: The Artiste
281: An Improved Recipe
282: Melts a Young Girlís Heart
283: Judith Goes All Out
284: A True Gourmand
285: All For You...
286: Ritaís 3-Second Cooking
287: Hunger is the Best Spice
289: About to Go Wild
290: Letís Eat Already
291: Mmm... Pretty Bread
292: The Proper and The Picky
293: Done Growiní
294: Again...?
295: Cook to Live
296: Estelliseís Cooking Practice
297: Today, Yesterday, the Day Before That...
298: ďItĒ
299: The Old Manís Cooking
300: Poor, Little, Helpless Men
301: Hot Food, Hot Sun
302: The Cold is Fatal
303: Not Too Sharp...
304: Imperial Chef

VI. Chat

305: Yuriís Life
306: History of the Hold
307: Unlucky Star
308: A Rose By Any Other Name
309: Origin of the Academic City
310: The Sea Breeze
311: Yuriís Worry
312: Torim, the Center of Trade
313: Three in One
314: People are Different
315: Leader of a Hundred Guilds
316: The Fifth Master Guild
317: What Are We Here For?
318: A Barrier in an Oasis
319: Likes and Dislikes
320: A Town Without a Barrier
321: A Long, Long Time Ago
322: The Dawn of a New Town
323: The Hero of a New Town
324: A Town Grows Ever Stronger
325: Somethingís Not Right
326: Not Exactly Warm
327: On the Run
328: Is This the Curse?
329: Nothing to Worry About
330: Can We Finally Meet Flynn?
331: Estelle, The Historian
332: Built Like a Maze
333: The Forest of Bugs
334: Lead On, Old Man
335: Fun With Numbers
336: The Other Side of the Mirror
337: A Terrified Little Girl
338: Going and Coming
339: Going... Going...
340: Gone...?
341: Leviathanís Claw HQ
342: A Sentimental Landscape
343: A Map of the Shrine
344: The Guide
345: Crude Aesthetics
346: The Land of Ice
347: Ice Drifts
348: Nice and Normal
349: Mental Work is...Work
350: Just a Little?
351: So Sparkly
352: Negative Zone?
353: An Ancient Relic
354: Getting Lost
355: Not as Bad as I Thought
356: Invisible Fur
357: Wishy Washy & Gloomy
358: The Island of Crystals
359: The Map Lover
360: Dealing With the Heat
361: The Promise of Hypionia
362: Too High for Others?
363: Beautiful Coral?
364: Ya Love Me!
365: The Monster Book is Mine
366: Check It Out!
367: Really, Truly Finished
368: Still a Ways to Go
369: Almost There
370: Collectorís Book Confession
371: Joy and Sorry on the Waves
372: The Romance of the Sea
373: Not so Good With Heights
374: Baíulís Still Young
375: Strong Bonds
376: The Manly Way
377: If Only It Could...
378: The Saver, The Spender, and The Gambler
379: Money Goes ĎRound
380: It All Comes Back One Day
381: Grown-up Kids
382: Still a Lot to Learn
383: Pouty Estelle
384: Favorite Places
385: Where You Want to Be
386: Around the World, Thanks to Karol
387: All Corners of the World
389: Baíulís Stroll in the Sky
390: Baíulís On His Own
391: A Change of Pace
392: What Not to Do when Gathering
393: Making Nice with the Customers
394: From Mind to Game
395: On Art
396: It Looks Great on You
397: A Little Too Casual?
398: Deep Massage
399: Not in That Getup
400: Scandalous!
401: Manly Musk
402: Gorgeous You-Know-Whats
403: So Cute
404: Order Up, Karol!
405: Itís All About the Ears
406: Perfect for the Old Man
407: Now THATíS Service!
408: Weíre a Guild
409: One Surprise After Another
410: Histories
411: Home, Sweet Home
412: A Sad End
413: An Unforgettable Journey
414: Scary Things
415: Learn Well
416: High Standards?
417: Casino Crasher
418: Hot Springs Are Nyice
419: The Mystery of the Wonder Chef
420: On Stage
421: Voyage of the Scurvy Dogs

VII. General Purpose

422: That Wayís Dangerous
423: Not This Way
424: We Shouldnít Go Back
425: Oops!
426: I Donít Know About This Way...
427: Hey...
428: This Wayís Bad
429: Wrong Direction
430: This Way? Really?
431: Olí Raven Lost It
432: Oh No No No
433: Oh My!
434: Letís Turn Around

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I. Scenario Chapter 1
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001: Everyday in the Lower Quarter
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Yuri: First the trouble with the knights yesterday. Now the aque blastia
breaks... Why does stuff like this happen every day in the lower quarter?

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: I know, I know. Thereís no use whining about it.

Repede: Woof!

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002: Nobles
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Yuri: Looks like the nobles are living the sweet life, as usual.

Repede: Woof?

Yuri: The lower quarter's right there, and they still don't give a damn. It's
not their loss, so what do they care? They should act, you know, noble. Not just
dress nice and hide in their mansions.

Repede: *Whine*

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003: Back in Jail
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Yuri: Back again. Man, I was just in here last month for fighting some Knights
collecting taxes. I guess I get free meals out of it, if you can call it food.
Damn. Cumore's made this way more complicated than it needed to be.

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004: Extra Baggage
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Yuri: I just wanted to check on the lower quarter and come back. I didn't expect
the extra baggage.

Estelle: Baggage? I can take it to the castle's lost and found for you.

Yuri: You're the one person I couldn't really ask to take care of it.

Estelle: Huh?

Yuri: ...Nevermind. I'm good.

Estelle: Okay. Let me know if you change your mind. ((walks away))

Yuri: Guess she's the textbook "little, naive noble." But why were those Knights
chasing her...?

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005: The Intruder, Zagi
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Estelle: Are there many people outside the castle like that man Zagi we met
earlier?

Yuri: Nah, he's one of a kind. It's pretty hard to find anyone that nuts.

Estelle: I see. Well, that's a relief. I don't know what I'd do if everyone
behaved like that...

Yuri: Yeah, life would be pretty rough if the world were full of guys like him.

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006: Flynn - Part 1
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Yuri: Have you and Flynn known each other a long time?

Estelle: Umm...Two, maybe three years...? Something like that...

Yuri: Huh...So he's been getting along all right at the castle?

Estelle: Flynn is a very hard-working and honest knight. It seems like everyone
trusts him. The other day, he told me that they've been giving him more
responsibility lately, too.

Yuri: Hard-working and honest. Right. In other words, hard-headed and obsessive.

Estelle: Hmm??

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007: Thanks to the Lower Quarter
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Estelle: A map, equipment, and even money. Your friends are so generous, Yuri!

Yuri: *Sigh* They can't afford this. They can barely get by as it is.

Estelle: Well, I'm sure they're worried about you, and want you to have a safe
journey.

Yuri: Hmph. It's more likely they're just glad to be rid of a trouble-making
kid.

Estelle: That's not true!

Yuri: Guess I can't come back empty-handed, now that they've given us all this
stuff. Now I gotta bring back the aque blastia. No matter what.

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008: Christening Estelle
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Estelle: ((far off to the side))...Estelle... Estelle...

Yuri: She's been mumbling to herself for a while now...

Repede: *Whine*

Yuri: Hey, you coming? We don't have all day here.

Estelle: Estelle... Estelle...

Yuri: Looks like she's in her own little world...Hey! Estelle!

Estelle: Oh, right! Sorry, I'm coming! ((starts walking over to Yuri and
Repede))

Yuri: Do they not have nicknames where she's from?

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009: Nice to Meet You, Repede
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Repede: ((big picture))

Estelle: Yuri, is this dog yours?

Yuri: Yeah, he's my partner, Repede.

Repede: ((normal picture)) Woof!

Estelle: Oh, nice to meet you, too.

Yuri: "Nice to meet you, too?" Did you actually understand what Repede was
saying?

Estelle: No...

Yuri: Yeah, I guess that was a stupid question.

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010: On Traveling
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Yuri: I never guessed I'd leave home quite like this.

Estelle: Are you sorry to be leaving the capital behind, Yuri?

Yuri: When I was in the lower quarter, I was too busy just living day to day.
Never really thought about it. I guess I did feel like setting out on an
adventure sometimes.

Estelle: I'm so excited just to be outside. I've always dreamed of going out
into the world.

Yuri: Being excited and all is fine, but don't overdo it. We need to find Flynn,
right?

Estelle: I'm excited and worried, all at the same time.

Yuri: Heh, all right.

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011: Outside the Barrier
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Estelle: I've heard stories about monsters living outside the barrier, but it's
really true!

Yuri: Yeah.

Estelle: Now I understand why everyone says that the world outside the barrier
is so dangerous.

Yuri: It's pretty easy to forget the monsters are even out here, when you live
on the inside. We'd better not let our guard down.

Estelle: Right.

Repede: Woof!

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012: Not Good with Magic
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Estelle: You don't use magic, do you, Yuri?

Yuri: It's not that I don't. I can't. That's one talent I don't have.

Estelle: But anyone with blastia should be able to use magic if they just learn
the theory...right?

Yuri: I told you, I don't have the knack for learning magical theory!

Estelle: So...you're bad at studying?

Yuri: That's one way to put it.

Repede: *Whine*

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013: Bigger than the Capital
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Estelle: The world is so big...

Yuri: What makes you say that all of a sudden?

Estelle: I thought the capital was big. But the world outside is so much bigger.
How much farther beyond the horizon does that clear sky stretch?

Yuri: I know. Compared to the lower quarter, it's huge.

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014: Quite a Scene
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Estelle: We made quite a scene, didn't we? I was so worried once those knights
noticed us...

Yuri: I told you we couldn't stand out.

Estelle: You were the one who just jumped.

Yuri: I can't just look away when monsters are attacking someone right in front
of me, right?

Estelle: Heh heh.

Yuri: What's so funny?

Estelle: I'm sorry. That sounded just like the way Flynn described you, that's
all. He often said that you could never turn a blind eye when someone near you
was suffering.

Yuri: Well, next time you see him, you tell him that I said he's the same way.

Estelle: Heh heh. I'll do that.

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015: Guilds
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Yuri: That woman who gave us directions--she said she was in a guild, right?

Estelle: That was Ms. Kaufman, of Fortune's Market.

Yuri: Man... Giving up their rights as imperial citizens and just...living
free...

Estelle: Yuri, are you interested in the guilds?

Yuri: Interested? Nah, I've just never had much contact with them. Back in the
capital there weren't any gritty guild types who'd refuse the Knights'
protection.

Estelle: We may meet lots of people in guilds before we're done with our trip.

Yuri: I hope they're a little less aggressive than that woman was.

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016: The Curse, as Estelle Knows It
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Estelle: ((nervous)) Will this forest really get us to the other side of the
Hold?

Yuri: If it doesn't, we'll just come back.

Estelle: ...But what if I get turned into a frog or a snake by the forest's
curse?!

Yuri: If that happens, I'll take care of you.

Estelle: You'll...take care of me?

Yuri: Of course I would. Don't worry. I had pet frogs and snakes when I was a
kid.

Estelle: If you got turned into a frog or a snake, Yuri, I wouldn't have any
idea what to feed you...

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017: Thanking Repede
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Estelle: ((eyes closed)) Repede, when I passed out, you laid down and made the
nicest pillow for me.

((Yuri starts walking by))

Estelle: Thank you very much!

Yuri: ...What are you doing?

Estelle: I'm...um, thanking Repede...

Yuri: Repede? ((looks to the side)) He's not here...

Estelle: Huh? Wh-what? ((upset)) ...Maybe he doesn't like me.

Yuri: Nah, he acts like that with just about everybody.

Estelle: Well, then. ((big picture)) I'll just have to keeping trying until he
accepts me!

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018: Friends Make the Journey Fun
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Karol: Having friends to talk to really makes traveling a lot more fun! When I'm
by myself I get a little scare--uh, I mean bored!

Yuri: Yeah, mm-hmm. Hey, Karol, there's a monster behind you.

Karol: What?! ((quickly moves out the way))

Yuri: Oh, my mistake. I must be seeing things.

Karol: D-don't do that! ((slowly moves back where he was))

Estelle: Our trip just got more lively.

Repede: Woof!

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019: The Broken Sword
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Estelle: Karol, are you okay...e-even though your sword's still broken?

Karol: Nah, it's lighter and feels easier to use!

Yuri: Now your sword won't be swinging you anymore. Sounds good to me. Breaking
your sword to get it to just the right length... You're obviously some guild's
ace!

Estelle: ...Yuri, you didn't break Karol's sword on purpose, did you?

Yuri: ((looks away)) I'm not that good.

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020: Barrier Blastia
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Yuri: Even though Deidon Hold was struggling without a barrier, they'd have had
issues even with one.

Estelle: Yes, barriers really do have a big impact on people's day-to-day lives.

Yuri: Well, they keep people safe from monsters just by being there. It's no
surprise it changes things.

Estelle: I want to help heal Halure's tree as soon as possible so that everyone
can feel safe again.

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021: The Tree of Halure
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Estelle: I can't wait until the tree's blossoms are in full bloom. They'll be
fantastic...

Yuri: I bet there's a flood of petals big enough to just sweep you away.

Estelle: All those petals dancing in the breeze... It'd be like a dream...

Yuri: I wonder how they deal with all their houses getting buried in flowers
every year. It's gotta be a pain to clean up.

Estelle: ...You really take the fun out of things, Yuri.

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022: Maps
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Karol: Estelle, what are you looking at?

Estelle: It's a map of the area around here.

Karol: Ooh, let me see... Hey, this is almost completely blank! You can't call
this a map!

Estelle: Really?

Karol: You should try a surveyors' guild, like the "World's Cellar"! Their maps
are really amazing! All the top guild members have one.

Yuri: So, then, naturally you've got a copy, right, Karol? Let's see it!

Karol: Uhhh, well, y'see... Once you get as good as I am, you don't need to use
a map anymore!

Estelle: Oh, that's too bad. I really wanted to see it.

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023: A Nia Fruit? Here?
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Estelle: Why would a nia fruit be lying on the ground in the forest? I didn't
see a nia tree nearby...

Karol: Oh, that'd be the monsters in the forest. It's how they mark their
territory.

Estelle: Can we really just take it, then? ...I suppose there's no way for us to
ask permission.

Yuri: Yeah, I don't really speak "monster." Karol, they don't teach that in your
guild, do they?

Karol: The Hunting Blades hunt monsters! We don't need to waste time making
friends with them!

Estelle: ...That's a shame.

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024: Getting to Know Repede
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Repede: ......((growling softly))

Estelle: ((looking nervously hopeful)) Do you mind if I scratch behind your
ears? ((approaches Repede))

Repede: ((moving away and growling a little louder)) ......

Estelle: ((stopping)) Oh, I'm sorry. I guess it's still too soon for me to pet
you. ((closes eyes)) Let's start over by getting to know each other a little
better.

Repede: *Whine/Yawn* ......

Estelle: So, then...

Repede: ((Walks away))

Estelle: My name is Estellise. You knew that already, right?

((Yuri walks over, and looks on either side of Estelle curiously))

Estelle: ((eyes open)) Huh? Repede...?

Yuri: Introducing yourself to an invisible friend?

Estelle: Ohhh, I won't give up! ((big picture))

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025: Blastia
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Estelle: Halure's flowers sure are beautiful. I feel like I'm dreaming.

Yuri: Yeah, they're even nicer than I thought they'd be.

Karol: Yeah, this really makes it feel like our hard work was worth it!

Yuri: Halure shouldn't worry about monsters attacking, as long as the barrier
stays like this.

Estelle: Halure's tree will keep everyone safe.

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026: Red-eyes at the Tree of Halure
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Karol: Were those the red-eyes? So you got both the Imperial Knights and those
guys after you?

Yuri: Yeah, I seem to be a big hit with all the weirdos.

Karol: And what did you do to get so popular?

Yuri: There's twenty-one years' worth of stuff. Listing everything might take a
while.

Karol: ...On second thought, never mind. I don't want to hear it.

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027: So...who is Flynn?
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Karol: Hey, so just who is this Flynn guy, anyway? Were you and him seeing each
other, Estelle?

((Both Yuri and Estelle are surprised by his question))

Estelle: What do you mean? Seeing each other? Flynn is Yuri's friend.

Yuri: Yeah, that's pretty much it.

Karol: Two friends going after the same girl? You got a little wild side, don't
you, Estelle?

Yuri: ((looks shocked))

Estelle: What do you mean? W-wild side?

Karol: No, it's all right. You can keep your secrets.

Yuri: ((annoyed)) He's so got the wrong idea...

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028: Karol and Repede
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Karol: What's the matter, Repede?

Repede: Grr...

Karol: W-why are you mad?

Repede: ((still growling, slowly walks by))

Karol: H-hold on! You...you don't want to eat me, do you?!

((Repede quickly leaves))

Karol: ((not noticing)) H-help me, Yuri!!

Yuri: ((walks on screen)) Something the matter, Karol?

Karol: It's...it's nothing. Heh, ha ha ha ha...

Yuri: Talk about mood swings...

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029: An Ex-Knight
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Karol: You know, Yuri... Your attitude, your behavior, they don't seem
very...knightly.

Yuri: Where'd that come from?

Karol: I mean, we're entering the city through a back entrance, like thieves...

Yuri: This coming from the guy who picked the lock...

Estelle: I'm just tagging along to find Flynn...and now you've turned me into a
thief!!

Yuri: We haven't stolen anything! Sheesh.

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030: Lots of Books
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Karol: This city sure has a lot of books.

Yuri: I'm not really crazy about reading. I'm going to have a hard time sleeping
in this place.

Karol: Yeah, you seem like you're too jittery to sit still and look at something
for a long time.

Yuri: You're one to talk.

Karol: Hey, what happened to Estelle?

Yuri: She's been over there reading books since we got here.

Estelle: ((shows up, hmming)) ......

Karol: Estelle! Time to get going!

Estelle: ......((hmming))

Yuri: Once she starts reading, you can't pull her away.

Estelle: Huh? Did you say something? This seems to be literature from an ancient
civilization!

Yuri: She's not even listening.

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031: Rita
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Karol: Rita's a little scary, huh?

Estelle: Really?

Yuri: She's about what I'd expect. Seems like she's in a crappy mood, too.

Estelle: That's because you broke into her house, Yuri!

Yuri: I don't exactly feel like being on my best behavior when I'm dealing with
a core thief.

Karol: What will you do if you're wrong about her?

Yuri: If I'm wrong, I'll apologize.

Rita: ((suddenly appearing, to the others' surprise)) You'd better remember that
when the time comes.

Karol: Oh, you were listening?

Rita: I just happened to overhear. So, you think I'm scary, do you? ((walks
away))

Yuri: Watch it, Karol. She's definitely the kind to hold a grudge.

Karol: H-hey! D-don't scare me like that!

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032: Call Me Estelle
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Rita: You're name is Estellise, right?

Estelle: Yes, but that's kind of long to say easily. Please, call me Estelle.

Rita: You look like some fancy noble, Estellise. Why are you with that jerk?

((Estelle is curiously surprised and Yuri is shocked))

Estelle: ...Oh, I think that Yuri is a good person... And really, I don't mind
if you call me Estelle.

Rita: All right, Estellise. ((walks away))

Yuri: She's tough...

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033: Searching the Ruins
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Estelle: These ruins feel very different once you're inside them.

Karol: Yeah, it's weird. And there's all this stuff I've never seen before...

Yuri: What, is this your first time too, Karol?

Karol: Well, yeah. My specialty's monster hunting. Hey, what do you think this
is?

Rita: You really shouldn't be fooling around over there. This place is loaded
with traps.

Estelle: Did anyone else just hear a click?

Yuri: Karol! Watch out! ((shoves Karol out of the way))

Karol: ((Falls off screen)) Waaaaah!

Yuri: Sorry, I thought you were about to get killed. I
overdid it.

Karol: ((weaves back up onto screen)) I think I would have been better off
getting caught in the trap...

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034: The Sorcerer's Ring
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Yuri: I wonder if people a long time ago used little rings like this to move
things around.

Rita: Yes, items like this have been discovered in other ruins, as well.

Karol: It sure is useful for something so small.

Rita: Yeah, unlike some people I could name.

Karol: Huh?

Estelle: It's impressive that you've been entrusted with a Sorcerer's Ring,
Rita. I've heard they're only given to a very small number of people.

Yuri: Hmmm. Guess someone trusts you.

Rita: You're the only one who doesn't.

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035: Did you say "Castle?"
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Rita: Hey, didn't you say something about the castle not too long ago?

Estelle: Oh? Yes, well, you see...

Yuri: Yeah, I was in the castle a while back. I used to be a knight.

Rita: You? A knight? ((grinning smirk)) Please, how gullible do you think I am?

Estelle: Believe it or not, it's true.

Rita: ((skeptical))...Will wonders never cease?

Yuri: Is it really so hard for everyone to believe that?! Come on, let's go.

((Yuri leaves, Estelle follows))

Rita: Hey, they changed the subject on me...

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036: Clearing Rita's Name
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Estelle: It's a good thing the core thief you're chasing turned out not to be
Rita, right Yuri?

Yuri: ((annoyed)) Huh? How do you figure that? I couldn't care less who the core
thief was. I would've loved it if it were Rita. I'd be done by now.

Karol: I wouldn't let her hear you say that...

Yuri: Well, at least we got a lead for catching the real criminal. I can't
complain about that.

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037: The Frail Girlfriend
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Estelle: So tell me about this frail girlfriend of yours, Karol.

Karol: Wha?!

Estelle: The reason you want to go to Nor Harbor is so you can see her, isn't
it?

Karol: H-how do you know about her?!

Estelle: I knew it!

Karol: N-no! I mean, she's not even in Nor Harbor...

Estelle: Oh, it's not Nor Harbor?

Karol: I d-don't know what you're talking about!

Yuri: You might as well come clean, Karol. It's obvious Estelle's not going to
give up.

Karol: You've got it all wrong! ((runs away))

Estelle: ((following him)) Karol...

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038: Traveling with This Bunch?
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Yuri: When we left the capital, it was just me, Repede and Estelle.

Estelle: Now Karol and Rita have joined us. I'm so happy to have more people to
travel with!

Karol: I'm not so sure about some people in our party, though.

Rita: I'm not so sure about you, you little runt.

Yuri: Hey now, go easy on the young Captain.

Estelle: Rita, we all have to work together to get along, okay?

Rita: Oh, yeah... Right.

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039: Rita's Age
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Estelle: Have you been doing research in Aspio for a long time, Rita?

Rita: Yeah, I guess about five years.

Estelle: Five years, wow... Rita, how old are you, anyway?

Rita: ...I'm fifteen.

Estelle: W-wow... Y-you're so grown up. I can't believe you were researching
blastia at ten...

Rita: It's not a big deal. How old are you, Estellise?

Estelle: Oh, umm, I just turned eighteen this year.

Rita: Time to grow up.

Estelle: R-right... I'll do my best.

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040: Reviving the Tree
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Rita: Wow, I've never seen this many flowers on Halure's tree before.

Yuri: Huh? Doesn't it always get like that when the flowers are in season?

Rita: In season or out, I've never seen all the buds blooming at once like this.

Yuri: Really? Guess we're lucky to get to see something so amazing.

Rita: I'd say it's more abnormal than amazing...

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041: Rita and Repede
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Repede: ((slowly approaching Rita)) ......

Rita: What are you looking at?

Repede: Woof! ((runs up next to her))

Rita: ((backs away)) Hey dog, you keep away! ((backs up further as Repede gets
closer again))

Karol: Huh? Rita, are you afraid of dogs?

Rita: ((nervously)) Not at all! Mind your own business! Oh no... ((dodges away
from Repede))

Estelle: ((walking onto screen)) Hey, Rita, I wanted to ask you about this--
((stops as she spots Repede)) Oh, Repede!

((Repede runs away with Estelle following))

Karol: Repede sure knows who he likes and who he doesn?t.

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042: Who is Nan?
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Karol: ...Hey, Estelle, I notice you keep looking in my direction--what's up?

Estelle: You don't mind if I ask? ((moves a little closer to Karol, who backs up
a bit)) All right, well then...here goes. This "Nan"... Are you in love with
her?

Karol: Ack... *hack* *cough* *choke*

Estelle: Nan is a girl's name, right? Is she the girl you wanted to show
Halure's flowers to...?

Karol: Waaaaaa! No, no, no! You got it all wrong!

Estelle: I do?

Karol: Man, she'd be so angry if she heard you say that...

Estelle: Karol, good luck with her! ((big picture)) I'm rooting for you!

Karol: Uh, yeah...well, thanks. That's encouraging...

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043: The Dragon Rider
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Yuri: Man, some people have some weird hobbies. I mean, who goes around
destroying blastia?

Estelle: I wouldn't really call that a hobby.

Rita: If we ever come across whoever's doing this, I'll destroy him!

Karol: But what if he has some reason for what he's doing?

Rita: ((shaking up and down)) They can have any reason they want, destroying
blastia is unforgivable! Period! ((suddenly moves in on Karol and starts
strangling him))

Karol: ((struggling and shaking)) Ack, my, my neck! My neck! Waaaaagh! ((moves a
little towards Yuri)) Ack, heeeelp meee, Yuri!

Yuri: ((moving away)) Meh, that'd take effort. Just play nice with each other,
kids.

Karol: ((moves towards Estelle, pitifully)) Estelle...

Estelle: ((also moves away, looking freaked out)) Umm...do your best, Karol!

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044: A Nice, Fun, Relaxing Trip
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Yuri: Red-eyes, knights... Why can't we just have a nice, fun, relaxing trip?

Karol: You're one to complain, Yuri.

Rita: Yeah, weren't those knights calling YOUR name?

Karol: But you're the one who was fighting with the mages, Rita.

Estelle: Please, everyone! We're okay, aren't we? I actually think it's kind of
fun.

Yuri: If you think being chased is fun, then you're going to love the rest of
this trip.

Karol: Yeah, you may have written off what just happened, but we're still
fugitives!

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045: The Value of a Barrier Blastia
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Yuri: That was a pretty big commotion over breaking a single barrier blastia.

Karol: I dunno, it seemed like the commotion Rita caused was even bigger.

Rita: Stop bringing up trivial details!

Estelle: Of course people would be upset. It was a barrier blastia.

((Karol, looking scared, starts to move away slowly from a pissed off Rita))

Estelle: Blastia are intertwined with almost every aspect of people's daily
lives.

Yuri: Good point.

((Rita starts to move after the still slowly retreating Karol))

Yuri: Things got really crazy back in the lower quarter when the aque blastia
broke.

Estelle: I hope they can fix it soon.

((Karol notices that Rita is following after him))

Yuri: Yeah, I mean,

((Karol panics and runs; Rita runs after him, grinning))

Yuri: that's what we're going through all this for.

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046: The Reunion with Flynn
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Yuri: No matter how you slice it, Flynn is Flynn. He's even more stubborn than
before...

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: You think so too, Repede?

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: Well, at least he seemed to be doing all right.

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047: The Magistrate's Evil
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Rita: A city where the magistrate can do whatever he wants really leaves a bad
taste in your mouth.

Yuri: Looks like there's bound to be a few power-mad imperials no matter where
you go. What we saw on the way into town here--that happened all the time back
in the lower quarter.

Karol: I'm glad I live outside the empire. I don't think I could stand this very
long...

Estelle: Why would the magistrate do these things...?

Yuri: Hey, we don't need to let the bad vibes of this city rub off on us.

Rita: Exactly.

Estelle: All right...

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048: Witcher and Rita
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Yuri: Hey, Flynn said that mage Witcher was from Aspio, didn't he?

Estelle: Did you know him from before, Rita?

Rita: ...Hmm.

Karol: What do you mean, "hmm"?

Rita: I get the feeling he might have passed through my field of vision once or
twice... It's nothing more than a vague memory, though.

Karol: I think I know why Witcher had such a chip on his shoulder...

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049: Opinions on Flynn
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Karol: I don't usually get along with knights, but Flynn was different. He
seemed like a serious, capable sort of guy, you know?

Rita: Really? He seemed like a really stubborn, by-the-rules kind of guy to me.

Estelle: Flynn's a good person who'll give anyone a helping hand when they have
a problem!

Yuri: Maybe now, but he raised some hell in the lower quarter back in the day.

Estelle: I can hardly imagine Flynn like that...

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050: Search and Seizure Rights
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Estelle: Hey, Rita, what did Flynn mean about search and seizure rights to
blastia laboratories?

Rita: Oh, that. Basically, if you're on an official imperial blastia
investigation, you can go anywhere you want.

Yuri: Are you serious?!

Karol: Why bust our butts when the Knights can do that?

Rita: I don't think they can. There are plenty of "exceptions" that can block
their authority.

Yuri: That sounds like what I've come to expect from the empire.

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051: Raven
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Rita: ((ready to punch someone)) Hey you, bring that Raven creep to me, right
now!

Yuri: ((freaked out)) Huh? Why do I have to do that?

Rita: You're friends with him, right?

Yuri: ((annoyed)) I told you, I hardly know the guy!

Rita: Oh, really? You met him in jail, right...? That's pretty shady, if you ask
me!

Yuri: ...I can't really argue with that.

Estelle: I think he's kind of strange, but he didn't seem bad to me.

Karol: I don't think he's all that good either...

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052: The Dragon Rider Rides Again
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Karol: I never thought we would meet the dragon rider in Ragou's palace!

((Rita starts to get annoyed))

Yuri: That was a dragon? I've never seen a monster like that before.

Estelle: Yes. It had a very different feeling to it than any monster I'd ever
seen. I wonder where it flew off to after that.

((Rita gets even more annoyed))

Karol: I'll bet it has a hideout somewhere, but we don't have enough information
to find it.

Rita: ((Finally snaps)) Enough! Enough with that dragon freak! Just thinking
about that jerk makes me furious!

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053: A Little Freaked Out
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Estelle: I thought you were done for when that ship sank with you still on it.

Karol: Seriously, I was pretty worried there for a minute. I'm glad you made it.

Yuri: ((completely calm)) It sank faster than I thought it would. I was a little
freaked out myself.

Rita: You almost died and you were only a little freaked out? There's something
wrong with you.

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054: Zagi
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Karol: Yuri, you sure know a lot of strange people. Like that Raven guy we met
in Capua Nor, or that Zagi weirdo who attacked us.

Rita: "Weirdo" is putting it mildly. What's his deal, anyway?

Yuri: That's what I'd like to know. It's nice to have fans, but this is
ridiculous.

Estelle: It looked like he went down with the ship, though... Maybe that was the
last of him?

Yuri: I don't know. Common sense just doesn't seem to apply to those kind of
people.

Karol: Man, I really don't want to see him again!

Rita: Well, even if we do, he'll be gunning for Yuri, not us. I've got nothing
to do with this.

Yuri: We'll deal with that when the time comes.

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055: Raven and Getting Information
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Yuri: The way he looks, Barbos should stick out like a sore thumb walking around
in town. It'd sure help if anyone saw where he and his gang were headed. ...Come
to think of it, I wonder what happened to Raven back in Ragou's palace. I guess
he panicked and ran when the dragon rider and the knights showed up...

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055: Destroyed by an Earthquake
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Yuri: Hey Karol, do you know anything else about that city you said was
destroyed in an earthquake?

Karol: Just rumors. Supposedly, it was some guild's headquarters about ten years
ago.

Estelle: Which guild was that?

Karol: Sorry, I can't help you there.

Rita: I've never heard of an earthquake that destroyed an entire city.

Karol: Well, Aspio is across the ocean... Maybe the information just never made
it that far?

Rita: Hmm, I wonder...

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057: Karol, Fired
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Karol: ((Extremely upset)) Man...why did it have to end up like this... They
said...they said I was f-f-fired...

Estelle: Karol, keep your spirits up!

Karol: I can't be happy anymore... It's like her words are a dagger in my
heart...

Yuri: She was just worried it'd be too dangerous for you. There's still hope.

Karol: Huh? Y-you think so?! ...Uh, whatever, I don't care about what she
thinks!

Yuri: The problem is your guild, right? I get it.

Karol: R-right, yeah. I don't care about Nan...

Rita: This hurts to watch.

Estelle: I'm rooting for you, Karol!

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058: Doesn't Seem Like an Earthquake
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Estelle: Was this town really destroyed by an earthquake? The buildings all look
kind of strange...

Yuri: Yeah. They don't really look like they collapsed from the ground
shaking... Something's weird.

Karol: Yeah, so...how were they destroyed, then?

Yuri: Got me. Maybe we can find out by asking someone who used to live in the
town.

Rita: That's not really why we're here though, so why should we care?

Yuri: You actually have a point there.

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059: The Hunting Blades
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Estelle: What do the Hunting Blades mainly do, as a guild?

Karol: Like their name says, they make their living hunting monsters.

Yuri: It's not like there's any shortage of monsters once you're outside the
barriers. Business must be booming.

Karol: Yeah, they definitely get a lot of commissions. But the Hunting Blades
aren't killing monsters just because someone asked them to. Monsters are evil.
This evil must be punished. That's the creed of the Hunting Blades.

Yuri: I wonder if any of them are doing it just for their own personal grudges
against monsters.

Karol: Oh yeah. A lot of people. Like, Nan's parents were killed right before
her eyes when she was a kid.

Yuri: Huh. It'd be hard not to hold a grudge after something like that.

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060: Aersick
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Karol: So aer is more than just a handy substance for making blastia work, huh?

Rita: The questions amateurs ask, I swear... Aer affects everything in the
world. Our own bodies, the growth of living organisms, even the weather.

Estelle: So the blastia in Ragou's palace that controlled the weather was
interfering with the aer?

Rita: Correct.

Yuri: So then, that means the aer here is interfering with the processes in our
bodies.

Karol: I mean, I can handle it, but is it really a good idea for us to be in aer
this dense?

Rita: We shouldn't stay here too long. Especially runts like you who are still
growing. The younger you are, the more of an effect the aer will have.

Yuri: Huh, guess that makes sense.

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061: The Hunting Blades and the Monster
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Estelle: What do you think that scary monster we saw in Caer Bocram was?

Yuri: That beast was way tougher than anything I've ever seen before. If it
didn't run away when it did, we'd have been in a world of hurt.

Rita: That's a surprisingly cautious opinion, coming from you. Not that I
disagree, when it comes to a monster like that.

Estelle: Do you think it was the Hunting Blades who trapped it in the a reverse
barrier?

Yuri: ...Yeah, probably... It looked like they'd come to take that monster down.
Whatever the case, I don't want to meet up with a monster like that again.

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062: The Dragon Freak
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Rita: ((big picture)) The next time I see that freak, my magic will be ready! No
mercy!

Yuri: What's she so mad about?

Estelle: It looks like she's upset that we let that dragon rider escape.

Yuri: I never thought he'd go as far as the Caer Bocram underground to destroy
blastia. Now that's dedication.

Rita: ((smaller, punching picture)) The next time we meet, I'll choke the life
out of him with my bare hands!

Estelle: Rita's pretty dedicated, herself...

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063: Karol and Nan
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Karol: ((separated from the others)) *sigh* This is awful...

Estelle: ......*sad sigh*

Yuri: You've been staring at Karol for a while now. What's up?

Estelle: I'm just worried about the fight he had with his friend, Nan. And he's
clearly depressed.

Rita: That wasn't a fight. It was a one-sided verbal beat-down.

Yuri: It's gotta be a good sign if she cares enough to criticize him that much.
If she didn't care about him, she wouldn't even bother, right?

Estelle: I suppose so...

Karol: *Sigh* I'm so hungry...

Rita: ...Wait, THAT's what you were worrying about?!

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064: Estelle, the Princess
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Karol: I was so surprised to find out that Estelle was a princess!

Yuri: I had a feeling. She knew Flynn, and she was obviously brought up as a
noble...

Rita: Shut up. You knew, already.

Yuri: Maybe...

Karol: Oh man... I wonder if I was rude to her without realizing it?

Yuri: ((in a high-and-mighty, noble accent)) Your language has been
unpardonable. Captain Karol, the sentence for insulting royalty is...((intense))
decapitation. ((normal voice)) Been nice knowing you.

Karol: What about you?! You're way more rude than I am!

Yuri: ((completely indifferent)) Guess it's off with both our heads, then.

Karol: What?! Th-that's...

Rita: Idiots...

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065: The Interrogation
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Yuri: It's been a while since the Imperial Knights have interrogated me...
Forgot how tiring it was. Even the Princess and His Highness Ioder got involved.

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: And two captains and the Commandant. And with Flynn here, too, they're
leaving the capital totally defenseless. Pretty sloppy work...

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066: Alexei
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Karol: I'm glad that Commandant Alexei turned out to be so reasonable.

Rita: Yeah, I thought he'd be more of a stubborn jerk myself.

Estelle: Had you met him before, Yuri?

Yuri: I knew him, but I doubt he knew me. I was barely in the Knights for any
time at all, really.

Karol: What sort of person is he, I wonder?

Estelle: He can be very formal at times. But in a way, he's something of a
symbol for the Knights. Many who are in the Knights now were inspired to join by
Alexei's example.

Yuri: Heh. One thing's clear. I don't have much in common with him.

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067: Becoming Estelle
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Rita: Estelle, there's something I want to ask you.

Estelle: Yes, what is it? *gasp*...Wait!

Rita: What's the matter?

Estelle: Could you repeat what you just said?

Rita: I said, there's something I want to ask you.

Estelle: No, before that!

Rita: ((embarrassed)) Es...telle?

Estelle: ((ecstatic)) Yes! You finally called me Estelle! I've got to go tell
everyone! ((leaves))

Rita: ...Oh, well...heh heh...

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068: What's Going on Here?
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Yuri: The barrier failed right as the monsters appeared? What the hell is going
on in this city?

Karol: I've lived in Dahngrest my whole life, but I've never seen anything like
this.

Rita: So why the hell do we have such terrible timing?!

Karol: How should I know?

((Karol and Rita look at Yuri suspiciously))

Yuri: ((nervous)) What? You don't really think I'm cursed, do you?

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069: Why Was Flynn Here?
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Karol: Come to think of it, why was Flynn in Dahngrest? The empire and the Union
have never gotten along, so Knights donít show up here often.

Yuri: I doubt theyíre here to see the sights, either. Itís gotta be tied up in
one of their duties.

Estelle: Do you think Flynnís all right? Those guild people were being really
mean to him.

Yuri: Flynnís no delicate little flower. He can take some heat. Donít forget.
Before he was a knight, he had to make it on the streets of the lower quarter.

Estelle: I hope youíre right...

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070: The City of Guilds, Dahngrest
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Estelle: Dahngrest has a very different atmosphere from the capital, doesnít it?
The city seems so energetic. Everyone here is so full of life!

Karol: Of course! Itís the largest guild city. Everyone lives according to their
own principles. Do you like Dahngrest, Estelle?

Estelle: Yes, I think itís lovely.

Karol: What about you, Yuri?

Yuri: Mm? I think itíd be a really great city if the barrier wasnít crapping
out.

Karol: Yuri, will you please let that go?

Yuri: Iím kidding! The cityís not bad at all. It even feels kind of like the
lower quarter.

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071: Whatís the Don Like?
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Estelle: What about the person who controls the Union? What is Don Whitehorse
like?

Karol: In a word, big. Big voice, big body, big everything!

Yuri: We already know what he looks and sounds like. We saw him, remember?

Karol: Oh yea, thatís right. Well... Heís a really cool person!

Yuri: Does that answer your question, Estelle?

Estelle: Itís clear that Karol has a lot of respect for the Don... But thatís
about the only thing thatís clear...

Karol: Heís so cool that it canít be expressed in words!

Yuri: Weíll just leave it at that, then.

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072: Really Really Fishy
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Rita: I know thereís not much point in bringing it up again, but this guyís
really fishy.

Karol: Yeah, how longís he planning to stick with us, anyway?

Estelle: Does he even have a good reason for being in Keiv Moc?

Yuri: You heard Ďem, old man. Spit it out.

Raven: Huh? Iím gonna stick with ya guys as long as need be. And as fer my
reasons, I thought I told ya--Iím on a mission of self-discovery!

Rita: You said you were ďout for a forest stroll!Ē ďTakiní in the nature!Ē

Raven: Oh, I did?

Yuri: If I had a memory that bad, Iíd want to find myself, too.

Raven: There you go!

Karol: Really fishy. Really really really fishy.

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Estelle: Just who was that strange person with the sword, anyway?

Karol: Do you think he came to Keiv Moc all by himself? There are so many
monsters around...

Yuri: Judging by the way he was standing, heís pretty confident in his own
abilities. He seemed calm, or even, like, meditative... Well whatever, he was a
strange guy.

Karol: Yeah, I have no idea what was up with him at all.

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074: The Don
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Yuri: Don Whitehorse... I can see how a man like that could rise to the top of
the Union. Heís pretty impressive.

Estelle: Iím just relieved heís the sort of person whoís willing to listen. I
didnít think heíd give us a chance, considering that heís never met us before.

Karol: Thatís what makes the Don so great! I told you, right? Man, heís so cool!

Rita: Do you run his fan club or something?

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075: Fishier and Fishier
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Karol: I never would have thought Raven was a member of Altosk.

Yuri: It looked like he and the Don were close. The old man probably has a
pretty important job.

Karol: Y-yeah... Itís hard to believe, but heís probably one of Altoskís top
officers. The fact that he can leave town on guild business shows that the Don
trusts him.

Rita: That old man...

Estelle: You canít judge a book by its cover, Rita.

Yuri: Fishier and fishier...

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076: The Conspiracy and Flynnís Trouble
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Estelle: I cannot believe that Ioder would give a letter like that to Flynn.
There must be some mistake!

Rita: Weíve met His Highness, too, and he certainly didnít seem like that kind
of person.

Karol: But you heard the letter--it said to take Don Whitehorse out of the
picture!

Yuri: So maybe it was sent by someone who wants to throw a wrench into what
Ioder and Flynn are doing.

Rita: But thatís nothing more than a hunch right now.

Yuri: Yeah, youíre right. The only thing we know for sure right now is that
Flynn is in trouble.

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077: What the Don and Flynn are Thinking
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Estelle: Where were you talking with the Don, Yuri? You were gone for a long
time.

Yuri: We had a nice little chat through some thick iron bars.

Estelle: ...Yuri, did you get Flynn out of prison by trading places with him?

Yuri: No, itís nothing like that. Flynn wouldíve been released even if I hadnít
gotten involved.

Estelle: What do you mean?

Yuri: The Don planned all along to capture Flynn, and use him to find out whoís
behind this whole mess.

Estelle: So both the Don and Flynn know that thereís someone else manipulating
things?

Yuri: Yeah. Why do I keep letting myself get caught up in this stuff? Now the
Donís making me do his dirty work... What a pain!

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078: Judithís Armor
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Yuri: Hey, why were you wearing that stuffy-looking suit of armor?

Judith: Oh? You didnít like it? Itís pretty sturdy, and protects my body quite
nicely. ((big picture)) See? Look at this beautiful skin, free of bruises and
blemishes!

Yuri: ((staring at her)) Very nice... Iím actually worried where my eyes might
wander.

Judith: You donít look all that worried to me.

Yuri: ((looking away)) Iíve just got a good poker face. So, youíre okay? You
donít
mind leaving your armor behind?

Judith: ((smaller picture)) Itís sturdy, but itís heavy. Walking around with
that
on tires me out.

Yuri: Hey, no complaints here. I prefer eye candy to scary armor any day.

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079: Together Again
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Raven: I canít believe I made that kind of mistake! I should have moved right
then! Damn it!

Rita: Somebody shut this old man up!

Estelle: What ďmistakeĒ did you make?

Raven: Oh, you sweet girl, thank you for listening. If Iíd just met that Krityan
hottie before Yuri, the two of us would be off together just...

Rita: Ha! ((punches Raven suddenly))

Raven: Gah!!! ((tumbles up the screen))

Karol: Whoa! Go easy on him, Rita!

Rita: You got a problem?

Karol: ((scared)) Uh-uh.

Yuri: I guess the old man couldnít care less about me...

((Raven picks himself back up. Rita moves closer to him angrily and he leaves.))

Estelle: Ummm...well Iím glad you werenít hurt, Yuri.

Yuri: ((Still a little annoyed)) Heh. Thanks.

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080: Repede and Judith
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Judith: Is he also a member of your party?

Yuri: Yeah, he doesnít get along too well with other people, though. Donít let
it get to you.

Judith: ((moves closer to Repede)) Iím Judith. Nice to meet you.

Repede: *Whine*

Estelle: Hey... Why is he letting Judith pet him?

Raven: Maybe the little pupís a fan of pretty girls?

Estelle: B-But Iím a pretty girl too... ((moves towards Repede, who moves away))

Judith: ((surprised)) My my.

Estelle: ((crying)) ...Why doesnít he like me?

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081: The Tower of Ghasfarost
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Yuri: The bottom of the tower looked ancient, but the top is new...

Judith: It would seem someone built it onto a structure that was already here.

Karol: I had no idea there were any towers in this area. I wonder when it was
built?

Raven: Well, judginí by how new the top looks, Iíd say it was pretty recent.

Estelle: Do you think Barbos built it?

Karol: The Blood Alliance is one of the bigger guilds, but even they couldnít
build something like this.

Yuri: Ragou. He must have been putting up the funds.

Karol: Hey, yeah. That would make sense.

Raven: We still ainít any closer to figuriní out WHY theyíd build somethiní like
this, though...

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082: Be Thankful to Strangers
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Estelle: I need to thank whoever told you about this underground passage.

Yuri: Why would you need to be thankful for something like that?

Estelle: Iím trying to get out of the castle, just like you.

Yuri: Thatís all well and good...but thereís no need to be all thankful because
of it.

Estelle: Oh no. We must show courtesy to those who show us kindness.

Yuri: Sort of weird to be polite to somebody youíve never met, donít you think?

Estelle: Manners are never so important as when dealing with those with whom we
have yet to be acquainted.

Yuri: You really think so, huh?

Estelle: I know so.

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083: Who Is This Karol Kid?
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Yuri: This Karol guy is kind of weird.

Estelle: He does seem a bit restless, but that doesnít make him a bad person.

Yuri: He doesnít seem evil, but Iíll bet heís got some weird thoughts going on
in his head.

Estelle: Youíre only saying that because you can see some of yourself in him.

Yuri: You think the two of us are alike?

Estelle: Yes. Itís like you have genuine emotions, but your pride wonít let you
show them. So I canít bring myself to dislike him.

Yuri: Huh...

Estelle: Did I upset you?

Yuri: No, thatís just some pretty deep insight about people you only just met,
is all.

Estelle: Hey...

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084: Ritaís Change
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Rita: ...Honestly, that girl...

Karol: Huh?

Rita: Estelle. She rushes off regardless of danger... She doesnít listen when
you
tell her to stop...

Yuri: So Estellise has finally become Estelle, huh?

Rita: I...Iíve been calling her that for a while... Whatís with you, anyway?

Karol: Hey, you know... Your tone of voice was different just then... Maybe itís
just my imagination...

Rita: Youíre damn right, it is!

Karol: Ahh, thereís the Rita we all know and love.

Rita: Ha! ((punches Karol))

Karol: Ow!

Rita: How about you just shut up? Who cares what I say or how I sound?!

Yuri: Not me. Hereís to you being you, Rita.

Rita: Humph...!

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085: One Mess After Another
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Yuri: Just when I get to relax...I get dragged into another mess!

Karol: Yuri, fate really is out to get you!

Yuri: Hey, itís not all my fault. You had a role in this, too!

Karol: But I never ran into gigantic monsters or got arrested by knights before
I met you!

Yuri: Well, things didnít go bad for me until I left the capital with Estelle.

Karol: ...So that means...

Yuri: Drop it. Keep moving.

Karol: R-right.

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086: The Monster that Attacked Dahngrest
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Yuri: That huge flying monster actually talked, right...? You ever heard of a
monster like that?

Karol: Iíve never seen or heard of anything like that. I donít think anybody in
the Hunting Blades has.

Yuri: Man, first that thing in Caer Bocram, and now this. The worldís just full
of surprises... I donít care how many lives you have... It wouldnít be enough to
fight that thing.

Karol: Y-yeah. Not even I feel like taking on a monster like that.

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087: Starting a Guild
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Estelle: Yuri, I was a little surprised to hear that youíre starting a guild.

Yuri: Well, itís not like Iíll be doing it all on my own.

Judith: Did Karol give you the idea?

Yuri: Yeah, but Iíd been thinking about it myself for a while now, too. I quit
the Knights to find my own way of doing things, but I hadnít done anything.

Estelle: What Flynn said to you back in the port town... That got to you, didnít
it?

Yuri: Nothing that guy says could get to me. ((walks off))

Judith: He doesnít like to admit his feelings, does he?

Estelle: No.

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088: The Monster Spoke!
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Karol: ...Hey, you mind if I ask a question? I need to be sure of something.

Estelle: What is it?

Karol: That big monster we saw... It was talking, right? Like, our language.

Estelle: Yes, I heard it with my own ears.

Yuri: You all heard it, too? I guess it wasnít my imagination, after all.

Karol: Whoís ever heard of a monster that speaks a human language...?

Estelle: ...Just what is that monster...?

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089: Is Dahngrest Okay?
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Estelle: The bridge collapsed from the monsterís attack... I wonder if Dahngrest
is all right. It seems that some people were injured, too.

Karol: The place was crawling with knights. I think they can handle things from
here. Plus the Donís in Dahngrest, and all the guild members are really tough.

Yuri: Flynn would catch us if we went back now, and thatíd be the end of your
travels.

Estelle: Youíre right. Iíll put my trust in the Imperial Knights and the guilds.
I decided Iím going with you, and thatís what Iím going to do.

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090: Heracles is Amazing!
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Karol: That moving fortress that attacked that monster was amazing...Whatíd you
call it? Heracles?

Yuri: That was a monster, itself. I never knew the Imperial Knights had anything
like that.

Estelle: I donít know many details, but it seems it was constructed under
Alexeiís orders.

Yuri: Without Heracles, we might all be in that flying monsterís stomach about
now...

Karol: Seriously. Heracles to the rescue.

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091: The Guildís Purpose
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Karol: We picked a name, made laws, got our first job... Weíre a pretty
respectable guild, now!

Yuri: But are three members really respectable?

Karol: Why not? The Dark Wings--the famous thievesí guild--they only have three
members, too!

Judith: Quality over quantity.

Yuri: Too many people get to be a headache. I prefer a small group. But you
canít follow in the Donís footsteps and defend Dahngrest without a few more
bodies.

Karol: Yeah, I guess... But, if we just put one foot in front of the other, I
know weíll be big some day!

Judith: So then, youíre saying we can take it easy.

Karol: No way! ((big picture)) Weíve gotta give this guild 110 percent!

Yuri: Hah hah. Aye aye, Captain.

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092: A New Journey
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Estelle: Now that we have a goal and a destination, Iím so excited about
continuing our journey!

Yuri: This is a lot bigger than when we were just escaping the capital and
chasing after Flynn. Weíre out to find a mysterious talking monster.

Estelle: And to get over to Desier, weíll need to cross the sea again... I think
the Sands of Kogorh will be a hot and harsh environment, too. Still, I canít
help but be excited that I get to continue my journey! New landscapes weíve
never seen are waiting for us, just past the horizon!

Yuri: Well, just donít forget what weíre out here for.

Estelle: ((pout)) I know.

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093: Is Repede a Member Too?
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Estelle: Repedeís an honorary member of Brave Vesperia, too isnít he?

Yuri: Of course he is.

Judith: But everyone who joins the guild has to swear to uphold its laws, donít
they?

Karol: Well, in his case...

Yuri: What are you all worried about? Repede knows the laws!

Repede: Woof!

Karol: Thereíve been lots of times when I just know Repede understands what
weíre saying.

Estelle: I know how you feel.

((Repede leaves))

Yuri: Yeah, I donít know. Well how about it, Repede?

Judith: ...He just went to mark his territory.

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094: The Toughest Thing Sheís Ever Done
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Karol: Hey, wouldnít Judith be the best person to seduce the guard?

Estelle: You too, Karol? Hmph! I can seduce people just fine!

Judith: Heh heh. Youíre cute when youíre frustrated.

Karol: I get the feeling even her personalityís changing...

Yuri: Hah hah. You travel this big old world long enough, anybodyíd change.

Judith: Donít blow it out of proportion. Itís just seduction.

Yuri: Maybe to you, Judith. But to our dear princess, itís one of the toughest
things sheís ever done.

Estelle: ((big picture)) I WILL seduce that guard! Just you wait!

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095: Oh, to Be Like Judith...
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Karol: ...With Judith seducing the guard, this plan canít fail.

Judith: ((big picture)) Iíll do my best to live up to your expectations, Karol.

Estelle: ...What can I do to be like Judith...?

Yuri: Hmm? Did you say something, Estelle?

Estelle: Oh, no, just talking to myself.

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096: Iím Cute?
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Karol: Hey, thereís still time, you guys. How about someone else seduce the
guard?

Yuri: When a man makes up his mind, heís gotta see it through to the end.

Judith: And this is a guild job, as well. Donít forget...ĒAll for the guild!Ē

Karol: Oh, that is so twisting the guildís laws...

Estelle: Karol, youíll be fine! Youíll be the cutest little thing that knight
has ever seen!

Karol: ...Being the cutest anything has never been one of my life goals.

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097: Itís So Not You
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Estelle: You know, in knightís armor, you really do look like a knight, Yuri.
Youíre quite handsome!

Judith: Youíre getting a complement you know. It wouldnít hurt to smile.

Yuri: Iím not really crazy about this getup. Iíve got bad memories of Flynn
laughing his head off about how silly I looked in this...

Karol: Well...I think I get how Flynn felt... Itís like...somebody dressed you
up! Ah ha ha ha ha!

Estelle: No, not at all, Yuri! Itís good because itís so different from who you
are.

Judith: Leave it to Yuri to be different even in a normal suit of armor.

Yuri: This is why I hate this uniform!

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098: It Kinda Works on You
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Estelle: Iím impressed that you passed for a real knight, Karol, despite your
height.

Judith: Itís amazing. Especially considering he wasnít wearing the full suit of
armor.

Yuri: That knight mustíve been so panicked that he didnít see anything besides
your helmet.

Estelle: People usually notice things like that though, right?

Karol: Then whyíd you put me up to this in the first place?!

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099: Rita Appears
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Estelle: Heh heh heh.

Rita: Whatís with you? First youíre panicked, now youíre laughing.

Karol: Youíre pretty moody yourself, Rita.

Yuri: Youíre not really one to talk, Karol.

Rita: Just shut up!

Estelle: Heh heh. Iím so glad we found you here. I mean, I gave up going back to
the capital, so even if you had visited me, I wouldnít have been there!

Yuri: Oh, how sweet, Rita. You were gonna go visit Estelle.

Rita: I...I wouldnít go to the capital just to visit someone. I mean, I have to
report my findings on the aer krene. I just thought Iíd say hi or something...

Judith: I donít know. That sounds like an excuse for a visit with Estelle to me.

Rita: Y-you stay out of this!

Yuri: Aw come on. Weíre all together again. Letís just be happy about that.

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100: Yeagerís Speech
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Estelle: That man called Yeager certainly had a unique way of talking.

Rita: Unique isnít the word Iíd use.

Karol: I had a hard time understanding some of the stuff he said.

Judith: An ancient way of speaking, lost in this day and age...

Estelle: What? Are you serious?!

Judith: ...It would at least make a good story if that were true.

Rita: *((annoyed))sigh*

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101: What Flynn Thinks
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Karol: Flynn was asking for Estelle to come back with him, right?

Yuri: The Knights canít help thinking that the best place for a princess is a
castle. Heís just worried that he wonít be able to keep track of her.

Judith: But Estelle decided to set out on this journey on her own, and you want
to respect that.

Yuri: I havenít really thought about it all that much.

Rita: The Knights are bound to keep following you though, as long as Estelleís
with you.

Yuri: And what kind of a guild would we be if we didnít get into trouble with
the Knights?

Karol: I donít think fighting with the Knights is actually a guild
requirement...

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102: The Scheming Partners
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Judith: Oh, those two scheming together.

Yuri: What, you mean Cumore and Yeager?

Judith: Yes. Maybe they saw that they had a lot in common with each other.

Estelle: A lot in common?

Rita: Like being raving lunatics. Whatever the case, they made one hell of a
combo.

Karol: Looking at those two made me feel totally normal.

Yuri: Get a couple of nasty people together, and theyíll put together some nasty
plans. We were right to let Flynn deal with it before things got really out of
hand.

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103: The Guildís Founding Members
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Karol: That settles it. Our guild is off and running!

Rita: What settles what?

Karol: Our guildís gonna be called Brave Vesperia! Estelle came up with it for
us!

Rita: Hmm. Brave Vesperia, huh? Donít tell me you actually got Estelle to become
a member.

Karol: No, no... Itís just the three of us for now. Iím the Boss, and then
thereís Yuri and Judith, too! What do you think? ((big picture)) Pretty awesome,
huh?!

Rita: ...Yeah, itís amazing. They actually let you be the Boss.

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104: This Is Soooooo Bad
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Yuri: We just started out, and weíre already working with one of the five master
guilds. This is good.

Judith: Yeah. Youíre one step closer to making your dream a reality, Karol.
Arenít you happy?

((Karol slooowly enters and moves across the bottom of the screen, looking sick,
freaked out, and terrified))

Rita: Youíre talking to the kid? Heís over there mumbling about something.

Karol: Mermen...the first thing had to be mermen. Brave Vesperia has some bad
luck... Whatís the president of Fortuneís Market gonna think of us if we fail?!
This is bad. This is soooo bad.

Estelle: I donít think heís very happy.

Judith: Heís just being careful, thatís all.

Rita: Thatís not being careful. Thatís running and hiding.

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105: Fun on the Ghost Ship
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Estelle: Do you think the others are all right?

Yuri: You should probably worry a little more about how weíre doing. Thereís no
telling what might happen on a boat this sketchy.

Estelle: You say that, but you sound like youíre enjoying all this. Maybe thatís
why I donít feel all that scared myself.

Yuri: Aww, man. This isnít gonna be half as fun if youíre not properly
terrified...

Estelle: Fun...?

Yuri: ...Never mind.

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106: Step Back!
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((Yuri walks across the screen, with Karol quickly running up close behind him))

Karol: Hey, wait up, Yuri! ((grabs Yuri and slows him down, stopping)) We should
slow down and try to keep quiet.

Yuri: Yeah but I canít walk with you right on my back, Captain.

Karol: N-no, no. Itís good. I can walk fine. Itís no trouble.

Yuri: No, I said you make it hard for ME to walk.

Karol: Right, so I said IíM not having any trouble walking.

Yuri: No, listen! *Sigh* All right, whatever.

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107: Yuriís Hunches
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Judith: It looked quite sinister from the outside, but nothing interesting has
happened so far.

Yuri: ...Yeah, seriously. Looks like all my hunches were off.

Judith: Hunches?

Yuri: I was kind of hoping for something, but you arenít scared at all...

Judith: Oh. So I should be saying things like, ((pseudo-scared voice)) ďAaah!
Save
me, Yuri!Ē and grabbing onto you?

Yuri: Itís no fun if you tell me up front youíre gonna do it. Forget it.

Judith: Thatís too bad. It sounded like fun.

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108: What Ravenís Good For
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Raven: So, what possessed you to bring old Raven along?

Yuri: Huh? I just figured youíd come in handy, I guess.

Raven: Yíknow, you just ainít too bright. Itís the perfect chance for some alone
time with the ladies! Whatís the fun in haviní two guys here?! ((scared-girly
voice)) Aaah! Iím scaaared! Help! ((strong-confident-manly voice)) Never fear,
kitten, daddyís right here. ((normal)) Thatís the way these things are supposed
to
go down.

Yuri: If we run into any trouble, Iím using you to save my own skin, got it?

Raven: Huh? So thatís how I come in handy? A decoy?

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109: Estelle Talks to Herself
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Estelle: Iím worried about the others of course, but this place is scary...
Letís make this quick.

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110: Iíll Save Them
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Karol: Iím pretty nervous, but Iíd feel awful if anything happened to the
others. We have to go save them. A-all right, letís do this!

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111: Ooh, When I Find Them...
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Rita: They insisted on going to go play on the creepy boat, so here I am stuck
going after them. When I find them, ooh, theyíre gonna wish they had died.

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112: Sounds Like Fun
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Judith: Iím actually kind of glad I have an excuse to explore the ghost ship.
Itís not every day you get a chance to have this much fun.

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113: What a Pain
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Raven: ((moving slowly down the screen)) Oh man, what a pain. I donít wanna do
this... I mean, theyíll come out on their own eventually, right? ((looks freaked
and backs up slowly)) Whoa, what was that? Man, thereís somethiní spooky in the
air around here.

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114: Better Together
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Estelle: See how much better it is when weíre all together?

Karol: Itís times like these that give you a sense for how important cooperation
really is.

Rita: Y-yeah, I guess. The runt said something smart for once.

Yuri: Not that weíve done anything all that cooperative, yet.

Judith: Thatís all right. Just being together makes this place less frightening.

Raven: I wonder if itís really that simple. ((smirks for a second, then looks
scared)) Aiee! Itís a four-legged hell beast!

Estelle/Karol/Rita: Aaah!

Raven: Oops, my bad. Mustíve just been the poochís shadow.

Repede: ((walks up on screen)) Woof!

Rita: Grr! You are so dead. Iím going to kill you and leave you haunting this
ship!

((Rita leaps towards Raven several times, who continues to dodge easily and goes
off-screen, with Rita following))

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115: The Box
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Rita: It looks like the case holding the clear ciel crystal just wonít open... I
wish we could make sure itís actually in there, considering the sort of place we
found it in.

Karol: Couldnít you just bust it open with your magic?

Rita: No, I canít.

Estelle: Right. If we damaged the contents we wouldnít be able to make the
delivery.

Rita: No, I mean I already tried blowing it up. ((Rita looks very annoyed, while
Estelle and Karol are shocked)) This little box is tougher than it looks.

Estelle: ...I...Iím at a loss for words.

Karol: Forget it, Estelle. Thereís not much you can say to that.

Estelle: A-anyway, I suppose it makes sense to put something so important in an
unbreakable box.

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116: Belius
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Yuri: Just what sort of person is this Belius exactly?

Raven: Well thatís just it. Iíve heard the name often enough, but Iíve never met
the person.

Estelle: Karol, do you know?

Karol: Iíve only lived in Dahngrest, so I donít really know the guilds in
Nordopolica.

Yuri: The last thing we need is another Don on our hands.

Raven: Heh, you can say that again. One Don is plenty.

Karol: I can hardly wait to meet Belius now.

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117: Regaey
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Yuri: Damn that Regaey...

Estelle: What could he possibly want with that case?

Raven: Well, our genius mageís magic was kinda weird. He must have thought it
was linked to that box.

Karol: Then, you think Regaey knows whatís in the box?

Rita: The only way weíll find out is by going after him.

Judith: If he stole it knowing what was inside, then he must know what the clear
ciel crystal can do.

Karol: If we catch him, we might learn something about Yormgen.

Yuri: Okay, now we definitely canít let him get away.

Estelle: Yes, we donít have a moment to lose.

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118: Things Get Complicated
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Yuri: And here I thought all weíd be doing at the coliseum was beating bad guys.
Now things have gone and gotten complicated.

Estelle: I certainly didnít think weíd be seeing Flynn here.

Karol: Not to mention that Zagi guy.

Rita: And that runaway coward, Regaey, too. It canít be a coincidence. Not with
them all here at once.

Yuri: If it is a coincidence, itís the worst one Iíve ever heard of. Just how
bad can our luck be?

Raven: Ya think Leviathanís Claw are the ones calliní the shots this time?

Judith: Thinking things through is all well and good, but we donít want Regaey
skipping out on us.

Yuri: No kidding. Weíll finish talking later. Letís go.

Repede: Woof!

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119: It Ate the Aer!
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Rita: A monster that consumes aerÖ?

Estelle: Just what was that creature?

Karol: It did seem different from other monsters somehow.

Yuri: ...Yeah, thatís for sure. It also looked like it was staring at us.

Raven: Maybe it was wonderiní which one of us to eat first.

Estelle: ...I-it looked into my eyes for quite a long time, actually...

Judith: How nice for you. He must have thought you looked the tastiest.

Estelle: I donít think Iíd call that nice...

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120: Aer Krene
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Rita: I never wouldíve guessed there would be an aer krene in the Weasand of
Cados.

Karol: I guess nobody passing through ever noticed it.

Rita: It must not have been putting out enough aer until now for anyone to feel
the effects.

Yuri: It sure picked the perfect time to start going crazy. That was a serious
pain.

Rita: Well, I was able to log a new discovery, so it worked out in the end.

Yuri: Yeah, so glad you enjoyed yourself.

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121: Yeager
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Karol: Iím still trying to get my head around the fact that Regaey was Yeagerís
alter ego.

Yuri: This spells out the connection between Ruinsí Gate and Leviathanís Claw
pretty clearly. And that Yeager was the boss of both guilds.

Raven: Isnít it kinda early ta say that for sure? It is possible that the Regaey
we met was just Yeager puttiní on a show. Maybe the real Regaeyís off in some
ruins someplace, just digginí away, happy as a clam.

Yuri: Weíre gonna have a hell of a time, if itís really that complicated.

Raven: I dunno, maybe Iím just puzzliní over it a little too hard.

Yuri: Weíll have to keep at it until we get to the bottom of this mess.

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122: The Imperial Knights
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Yuri: I wouldnít think the Knights would bother coming all the way out to a
border town like this. More power to Ďem if theyíre really trying to ďdefend the
public order,Ē or whatever, but... Something tells me thereís more to it than
that.

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123: The Desert
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Rita: This townís only on the edge of the desert, but the heatís still got my
head spinning.

Raven: Youngsters these days have got no stamina, I tell ya.

Rita: ...*Pant*

Karol: Whoa, no come back from Rita.

Rita: ...Itís hot. Itís so hot.

Estelle: I think sheís so hot she didnít even hear him.

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124: A Day in the Sun
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Raven: We keep goiní, and goiní, but all we get is more sand and more blue sky.

Karol: Youíre doing better than me if you can look at the sky, Raven. The only
thing I see is sand.

Rita: ...How come an old fart like you has so much energy, anyway?

Yuri: Talkingís only gonna wear you out. If one of us goes down, itíd be about
all we could manage to get them back to safety. And I for one am in no mood to
be giving out piggy-back rides.

Karol: If I collapse, Raven, you can carry me.

Raven: Sorry, but this backís reserved for ladies only.

Rita: Iíll die before I collapse.

Estelle: I wonít let myself be a burden, either.

Judith: The same goes for me, of course.

Raven: Hey, thereís no reason ta go stompiní on an old manís feelinís, is there?

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125: The Parents
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Estelle: Alph and Laylaís parents donít seem to be anywhere.

Raven: And with the desert as brutal as all this, odds are theyíre not holdiní
up too well.

Rita: Thanks, old man. This hot-as-hell desert was missing a looming sense of
dread.

Karol: How could Cumore just abandon people out here because they got on his
nerves?

Yuri: Seriously. Letís hurry up and find those kidsí parents while we still have
some strength left.

Estelle: Right.

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126: Not a Normal Monster
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Yuri: What was the deal with that weird monster we ran into in the Sands of
Kogorh.

Estelle: Just the thought of it still sends chills down my spine...

Karol: Was that thing even alive...?

Yuri: Huh? What do you mean?

Karol: Well, it wasnít anything like other creatures that make their home in the
desert...

Yuri: Huh. Another astute observation from Captain Karol.

Estelle: Whatever it was, I hope we never see it again.

Karol: Me too.

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127: Missing Phaeroh
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Yuri: So after all we went to cross the desert, we canít meet Phaeroh.

Estelle: And after youíve all risked your lives to help me...

Karol: Maybe itís better that we didnít find him after all...

Raven: Yeah. If we had to fight him now, we probably wouldnít make it out.

Yuri: Think about it though. Phaeroh can fly. Heís free to be pretty much
anywhere at anytime. Tracking him down will be a tall order unless heís got a
lair somewhere in the area.

Estelle: ......*sigh*

Judith: No oneís saying that meeting him will be impossible.

Rita: We might get some information if we ask around in the town.

Estelle: Youíre right. Thank you, both of you.

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128: The Clear Ciel Crystal
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Karol: Can a clear ciel crystal really be used to make a barrier?

Yuri: If they could, and we had enough, weíd be able to make as many barriers as
we wanted.

Estelle: Then even areas that suffer frequent monster attacks could be assured
safety.

Raven: Yeah, but if it were possible, wouldnít something like that have happened
by now?

Rita: Maybe itís best not to get our hopes up about it, then.

Judith: Ever the realist, I see.

Rita: All Iím doing is speculating on the most probable outcome.

Estelle: Actually, I think thatís what being a realist means.

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129: Duke
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Estelle: Duke certainly has an air of mystery about him.

Karol: I thought he was pretty cold. Would it have killed him to listen to us a
little?

Yuri: Maybe he was caught off guard. We did just kind of show up out of nowhere.

Rita: Did one of us say anything rude to him?

Karol: Probably you, Rita...

Rita: Ha! ((punches Karol, who bumps into Raven))

Karol: Ow! Hey, no hitting!

Judith: I wonder if heís always lived here in Yormgen.

Raven: Who knows. I didnít get the feeliní heíd been here all that long, though.

Yuri: Duke is pretty weird, but this whole town is pretty weird, too.

((Rita and Karol move back to where they were before))

Karol: Yeah, no kidding.

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130: The Knightís in this Town
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Yuri: Using your power to terrorize people. Thereís not a soul in the lower
quarter that evil. ...Youíve gone too far this time, Cumore.

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131: Cumoreís Missing
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Karol: Things are bound to improve here in Mantaic, now that Flynnís liberated
the town.

Judith: They did allow the ringleader to escape, though.

Karol: Cumore? Flynníll catch him in no time! Right, Yuri?

Yuri: ...Hmm? Oh, yeah, sure he will.

Judith: Is something wrong? He looked troubled...

Rita: Estelleís not her usual perky self, either.

Estelle: Th-thatís not true. Iím as happy as you all are that Mantaicís been
freed.

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132: Flynn Ė Part 2
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Judith: Your friend is quite talented, considering the ease with which he saved
Mantaic.

Yuri: Who, Flynn? That was nothing for him.

Karol: ...You know him really well, donít you Yuri?

Yuri: Well, weíve hung around together since we were kids.

Raven: You donít hang around together much anymore, though.

Yuri: ......*sigh*

Karol: Yuri?

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133: Closing Everything Off
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Karol: Only the empire has enough power to cut off all the ways in and out of a
whole town.

Raven: Well, the guildsí power is totally different. The Union would never try
something like this.

Yuri: Itís the empireís style. Crush problems with everything theyíve got. What
are they after? Who do they think they are, sealing off all the roads like this?

Judith: I think the answer to that lies in Nordopolica. We should hurry, before
weíre caught.

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134: Investigating the Aer Krene
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Rita: If the aer krene was disturbed by...

Yuri: Did you figure anything out?

Rita: ...Itís still too early to say. Iíve got some leads, but itís nothing I
can be sure of, yet.

Yuri: Well, make sure and let us know when youíve nailed it down.

Rita: ...I will.

Yuri: All right, letís head out. ((Yuri leaves))

Rita: And itíll probably involve you...

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135: What Theyíre After
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Yuri: I thought the Knights were the ones who had business in Nordopolica.

Raven: I never woulda guessed weíd end up runniní into the Hunting Blades.

Karol: What are they all doing here...?

Yuri: Donít know, exactly, but you can be sure itís got to do with Belius.

Estelle: Could it be that the Knights--I mean Flynn--came because of Belius as
well?

Yuri: Weíll have to ask the Duce. For now, though, we gotta see if we can get
things under control.

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136: Beliusí Death
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Karol: Belius... How could something like this happen...?

Yuri: There was still so much we needed to ask...

Karol: ...Yeah. Think of all the knowledge that only an Entelexeia would have.

Yuri: Not to mention her perspective as the Duce of Palestralle. Why couldnít we
have met her sooner...?

Karol: Yuri...

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137: The Truth About Judith
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Yuri: I knew Judyís secret would get out some day, but...not like this. A little
heads up wouldíve been nice. I donít know what to think about anything anymore.

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138: The End of the Guilds?
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Yuri: I was okay with taking out bad people on my own. But I couldnít tell the
others. ...Not before, with Estelle, and not now. I gotta face up to the choices
Iíve made. Itís been weighing on Karol, too. Who knows whatíll happen to Brave
Vesperia...

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139: Guild versus Guild
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Yuri: The townís quiet now, but it could get ugly quick.

Rita: Yeah, well. Weíve seen our fair share of ugliness.

Yuri: Not like this, we havenít. Do you think Palestralle is just going to take
Beliusí death lying down?

Rita: ...The Donís grandson is wrapped up in this too. I guess they canít just
let things slide. The guilds sure make a big deal about their rules and settling
their scores.

Yuri: Exactly.

Rita: What a pain. I donít get it at all.

Yuri: Weíre kinda caught up in this ourselves, you know. Just be ready if things
go bad.

Rita: I know.

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140: Don, Donít Get Hasty
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Estelle: If the Don really did go meet with Yeager, what could the reason have
been? And why would he go alone?

Yuri: Itís not to deepen the ties of their friendship, thatís for sure. It was
probably because he didnít want his subordinates to get wrapped up in the mess.

Rita: Well, thatís just one more example of how much the guilds love doing
things the hard way. Upholding every rule. Settling every score. Is it all
really that important?

Raven: Hey, if weíre goiní after the Don, nowís the time. We can have special
shariní time later.

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141: Judith in Trouble
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Raven: I never woulda guessed weíd have to chase down the Don and then go make
Judith talk. It looks like the Hunting Bladesíre on the move, too.

Yuri: I want to know how Leviathanís Claw managed to get that information. Iím
sure thereís something theyíre after.

Estelle: ...Judith.

Yuri: I know youíre worried, but letís just deal with whatís right in front of
us for now.

Estelle: Right. Letís look for the Don.

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142: The Donís Passing
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Yuri: Now my hands have killed someone I never wanted to kill. ...Don, that
feeling still hasnít left my hands... You really were a piece of work, old man.

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143: The Hunting Blades Again?
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Yuri: The Hunting Blades again?

Raven: We didnít just cross paths this time. Weíre after the same thing. We just
might have to fight.

Karol: I-if it does come to that, you guys donít have to worry about me. But we
canít keep Judith waiting. Letís go! ((quickly leaves))

Estelle: Karol...

Raven: Our boyís growiní up.

Yuri: Yeah.

Estelle: Isnít there some way we can avoid fighting the Hunting Blades?

Yuri: I hope so, but itís pretty much up to them.

Raven: Yup.

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144: The Great War
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Karol: Man... The Great War... I mean, leaving a gaping hole where a mountain
used to be...

Yuri: I still canít believe how much power the Entelexeia mustíve had.

Rita: How could the humans fight beings that powerful, and not get demolished? I
just donít get it.

Estelle: Indeed... The Great War may still hold secrets we havenít uncovered
yet.

Karol: Y-yeah, but the warís over now. It canít have anything to do with us,
right?

Yuri: I hope so, but...

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145: What to Do with Judith
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Yuri: We still havenít heard Judyís side, so we canít say anything, but... She
sure caused the guild a major headache, breaking blastias all on her own.
Thereís no getting around that fact, no matter what her reasons. We have to
settle this. ...Man, I hate waiting...

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146: Phaeroh
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Estelle: Judith, youíre familiar with Phaeroh, arenít you?

Karol: Is he really as scary as he seems?

Judith: Well, letís see. Sometimes heís logical, sometimes heís emotional. He
can be really scary, or really kind.

Rita: All, right, that didnít help very much.

Judith: One thingís certain. His power is extraordinary, even among the
Entelexeia.

Raven: Hereís hopiní we donít wind up lookiní like poor old Mt. Temza the moment
we meet him.

Yuri: If he can do that to a mountain, there wouldnít be anything left if he
turned on us.

Karol: I wish you wouldnít joke about scary things like that.

Rita: Why should we get scared before we even get there? Especially if heís that
strong.

Karol: Wish I could take it as lightly as you and Yuri...

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147: Phaerohís Words
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Karol: All that stuff about the balance of the world is pretty hard to take
in...

Yuri: Yeah. I hadnít even been outside the capital until just a while ago
myself. And now weíre here talking about the fate of the world. You never know
what lifeíll bring you.

Judith: But isnít that what makes it interesting?

Rita: I donít think we can afford to be that relaxed anymore. Estelle doesnít
have much time left.

Raven: Whatís the harm? Itís not as if acting all serious is going to solve
anything.

Judith: Besides, Estelle will notice if we look all worried.

Rita: W-well, maybe so, but...

Yuri: We wonít forget what Phaeroh said. Relax.

Rita: I know, itís just...

Yuri: Estelleís got it the worst. If we get too down about this, we wonít be
much help to her.

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148: Reconciling with Judith
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Yuri: Karol, were you thinking by yourself this whole time about what to do with
Judy?

Karol: Yeah, it was pretty much all I thought about after we left Nordopolica.
That...and about what you did to Ragou and Cumore.

Judith: Really? Itís nice to hear you thought about me that much, even when I
wasnít around.

Karol: Yeah... I wasnít sure at first. What was right, what was wrong... I think
I have the Don to thank for setting me straight. Without the Donís last words, I
never would have found answers to the questions I had.

Yuri: ďYou gotta stand on your own two feet.Ē

Karol: Yeah, I was thinking about what that meant. And before I knew it, I
wasnít thinking about what was right. I was thinking about what I want to do...

Judith: And that helped you decide what to do with the guild.

Karol: Yeah. So hereís to fresh starts!

Yuri: Yeah.

Judith: To fresh starts.

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149: The Kritya
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Karol: So...is Myorzo here?

Estelle: I wonder.

Rita: I get the feeling it wonít be easy to find.

Raven: Nobody we talked to had even heard of a town called Myorzo.

Yuri: Youíd expect to see more activity in this place if anybody knew there was
a town here.

Rita: The difficulty of the road might be responsible for that, though.

Karol: Man... Whyíd the Krityans have to go and build a town in a place like
this, anyway?

Yuri: Probably to avoid a lot of prying eyes.

Raven: Weíre just gonna have ta check it out for ourselves ta make sure, then.

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150: Rita and Estelle
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Rita: ((big picture)) Stay close behind me, Estelle. My magic will protect you
if
they attack with the hoplon blastia.

Estelle: But youíd be putting yourself in danger, Rita.

Rita: ((shrinks to smaller picture)) Weíre all in danger, so relax. Or maybe you
donít believe I can do it?

Estelle: No no! Iím just worried about you.

Rita: Well, Iím worried about you.

Karol: Those two sure have come a long way.

Yuri: Their little fights were fun, though. Oh well, I guess this wayís
healthier for everyone.

Karol: Yeah, I think so, too.

Rita: Hey, peanut gallery. Shut up or weíll leave you behind. ((starts to leave,
Estelle following))

Karol: Sheís still got a couple rough spots to work on, though...

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151: Meeting the Kritya
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Karol: The Krityans are different than I imagined...

Raven: Oh man, I totally agree.

Judith: Whatís so different?

Karol: You know, more like... I thought theyíd be more like you, Judith.

Raven: Yeah yeah! Iím seeing far less skin than I expected. I mean, come on.

Rita: So thatís what the two of you were looking forward to?

Karol: Whatíre you looking at me for?! I was talking about her personality!

Yuri: Seriously, letís have some decency here.

Estelle: Is it me, or are you a little disappointed too, Yuri.

Yuri: Itís you.

Raven: ((quickly leaving, pushing Yuri out of the way)) Ahh, men!

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152: The Legend
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Karol: Everything the elder said is true, isnít it?

Judith: His interpretation of the murals might not be perfect, but with all he
told us...it was very convincing.

Yuri: We knew this was a global problem once we talked to Phaeroh. He granted us
time because he knew how weíd react when we saw this.

Raven: He probably wanted ta show us humanity ainít cut out ta handle the
situation.

Judith: And to make us give up on Estelle...

Rita: ...So, everythingís just going according to Phaerohís plan, then? I will
NOT let that happen. Never... I wonít give up on her.

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153: Theyíre Gone!
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Rita: I never should have left Estelle alone. Maybe I couldnít have done
anything, but I shouldíve stayed with her. She was so depressed...

Yuri: Youíre not responsible for this. Beating yourself up over it wonít bring
her back.

Rita: I know...

Karol: And what happened to Raven?

Judith: He was acting a little strange.

Karol: Do you think theyíre working together?

Yuri: I really doubt theyíd both disappear at the same time.

Karol: But why just the two of them...?

((Yuri separates himself from the group a little))

Yuri: ((muttering)) ...Donít make me start questioning your loyalties, Raven...

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154: Payback
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Rita: Just who does that idiot Commandant think he is?

Karol: Barbos, Ragou, even Yeager. Alexei was behind all of them.

Rita: And now heís taken Estelle!

Karol: I wonít let him do this!

Rita: I am gonna rip him to shreds the moment we get Estelle away from him!

Judith: He must receive his due punishment. We canít let him get away!

Yuri: ...Heís evil. Thatís all there is to it. And he will not change. Itís time
for some payback.

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155: The Entelexeia, Astal
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Yuri: If we donít go after Alexei, that Entelexeia we saw is gonna wind up an
apatheia.

Judith: Even from this far away, Astalís wounds looked terrible. He might not
hold out much longer...

Karol: I guess not even the Entelexeia are a match for Heracles.

Yuri: Maybe that was Alexeiís reason for building it in the first place.

Rita: Naturally. Thereís no way heíd need something that powerful just to take
care of the guilds.

Yuri: Whatever the case, we have to catch Alexei and stop him before itís too
late for Astal.

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156: Just Who is Duke?
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Rita: Dein Nomos, the child of the full moon, ďthe resolve that impressed
PhaerohĒ? Just who the hell is this Duke guy?

Judith: Well, judging from what he says, it seems heís in contact with Phaeroh.

Karol: And he has the sword Prince Ioderís been looking for... I donít like
this.

Yuri: Yeah, but why would he just lend us something as important as Dein Nomos?
I thought he was stubborn, but maybe heís actually willing to listen to reason.

Rita: I wouldnít get my hopes up about that.

Judith: Donít we have more pressing concerns to worry about?

Yuri: Yeah. Letís hurry.

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157: Iíll Save Estelle
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Rita: Iíll save Estelle next time, I swear it... I couldnít stand seeing her
hurt more than she already has been.

Karol: Rita...

Rita: Itís Estelle whoís suffering. So then, why do I hurt so much, too?

Judith: Weíll get her next time.

Yuri: ...Yeah. Weíll save her. Iíve had enough of seeing her used as Alexeiís
puppet.

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158: Raven Was...
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Karol: I canít believe Raven was an Imperial Knight. A captain! And his body...
I guess I didnít know a single thing about him. But he still protected us.

Yuri: Heíd be happy to know you were thinking that. And thatís all the more
reason we canít turn back now.

Judith: Right. He risked his life so we could see this through to the end.

Rita: ...Yeah.

Karol: Letís do it! Letís save Estelle!

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159: The Royal Guard
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Yuri: First, Alexei lost Flynn. Now he lost you too, Raven. Thatís gotta hurt
the strength of his precious Knights.

Raven: I donít know. Heís still got his own personal Royal Guard with him, ya
know. Those guysíre fiercely loyal to him. Theyíll never betray him.

Yuri: You mean they still trust him? What could they possibly see in that piece
of crap?

Raven: Well, Alexei wasnít a piece of crap when he got his start.

Yuri: Huh?

Raven: It was his responsibility ta bring peace ta the world... Thatís a heavy
load for anyone.

Yuri: ...Thatís enough. The less I know about him, the easier Iíll cut him.

Raven: Hah hah. Now thatís the Yuri I know.

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160: Zagi
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Judith: Itís not my place to comment on your friendships, but...

Yuri: What is it, Judy?

Judith: I think itíd be a good idea if you cut your ties with this Zagi
character.

Yuri: Iíve been hacking away at them since we first met, believe me!

Raven: Whereíd you run into such a...unique individual? He seems ta be a pretty
stubborn fan.

Yuri: In the castle, right before I left the capital behind. Flynn was
supposedly his original target, but before I knew it he got sort of fixated on
me.

Rita: It canít be easy having such a crazy admirer.

Yuri: Tell me about it. Thatís the kind of love I can do without.

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161: Leviathanís Claw
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Karol: Whatís Yeager thinking? Itís almost like heís trying to help us.

Judith: Well, he said himself that he didnít want the empire becoming too
powerful.

Raven: Then maybe itís safe ta take him at his word. He lays that whole nut job
act on pretty thick, but he is in the business of selliní weapons.

Yuri: And if the empire was on top, and the world was at peace, well, nobody
would need any weapons.

Raven: That would make sense.

Yuri: So, heís trying to drag the fighting out as long as he can. And thatís no
good for anybody.

Karol: I...I wonít let him get away with it!

Raven: ...Yeah.

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162: Zaphias is Safe
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Karol: Whew! That was a close call.

Yuri: I did NOT want to watch the lower quarter get destroyed right in front of
me.

Judith: We owe your friend a debt of thanks.

Rita: Heís not too subtle, though. He went ahead with his Knights and all of us
still in here.

Yuri: Flynn would do just about anything to defend the capital. And heíd use his
own body to shield everyone else. Thatís his thing.

Raven: Kidís got more nerve than I gave him credit for...

Karol: Whatíd you expect? Heís Yuriís friend.

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163: What Estelle Tried to Say
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Karol: Estelle said something just before her power was fully activated, didnít
she?

((Yuri and Raven suddenly look frustrated/worried/serious))

Karol: What do you think she was trying to say?

Raven: Sorry, old Raven didnít catch it.

Yuri: ((extremely frustrated and angry))......Tch!

Karol: Yuri?

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164: Worried About Baíul
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Judith: ...Baíul.

Rita: Will Baíulís wounds heal quickly?

Judith: My, is that concern I hear in your voice?

Rita: Well, yeah... I mean, weíve been asking too much of him, really.

Judith: It will take some time, but he should recover. Heís quite the fighter,
you know.

Rita: Oh... Good.

Judith: So donít worry. Okay, Rita?

Rita: All right, I just... Hey, Iím the one giving out the sympathy here!

Judith: You really must learn to control that temper...

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165: Alexeiís Mess
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Raven: Itís total chaos and panic no matter where ya look.

Karol: People were just living normally, and then the capital winds up like this
all of a sudden. Heraclesí cannon even changed the land itself.

Rita: Not really a situation where you can just tell people to calm down.

Yuri: Nobodyís gonna accept his rule with this mess going on. Alexei... What the
hell are you thinking?

Rita: Hmm, rule by terror, maybe?

Judith: Whether he can control the people or not, the world is headed for a
crisis if this keeps up.

Yuri: But just try telling people about the aer and the catastrophe itíll cause.
They wonít understand. Weíre the only ones who know, so that means itís up to
us.

Karol: This is gonna be rough...

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Karol: *Groan*...

Raven: Hmm...

Karol: What is it, Raven?

Raven: You first, kid. Whatíre you moaniní about?

Karol: I feel kinda weird. Like thereís a pressure on my chest.

Raven: Whaddaya know? Iím right there with ya.

Judith: It may be some light aer sickness. The amount of aer in the world is
growing. Itís easier to affect you. Many people may soon begin to feel it.

Karol: I hadnít thought of that... Itís gonna get tougher...just to get by, huh?

Raven: So, weíre cominí up on the end, then...

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167: Praise for Karol
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Raven: Karol... Whyíd ya have ta go and be a hero?

Rita: Seriously. When is that kid gonna learn to be a good boy and act his age?!

Repede: Woof, woof!

Raven: Iíve never seen him show courage like that. I swear I lost a year off my
life just watching him.

Rita: Well, we almost lost our entire lives, so we owe him one.

Raven: But that was just crazy. Absolutely crazy.

Rita: I know. We have to watch him and make sure he doesnít do anything crazy
again.

Raven: Yeah. Iím through losiní precious years of my life ta that boyís antics.

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: Theyíre actually agreeing for once.

Judith: We all share a pride in what Karol did for us, each in our own way.

Yuri: Hah hah. It just comes a little easier for some of us.

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168: Where to Next?
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Rita: If we want news of the situation in the capital, wouldnít going to Halure
be the safest bet?

Yuri: Good call. Not only do they have a barrier, we can rest while weíre there.

Raven: Well if thatís that, then letís get moviní. Iím damn near frozen ta the
bone as it is.

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169: The Me Then, The Me Now
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Yuri: Itís actually nice to be back.

Repede: Woof?

Yuri: It all started with trying to recover that aque blastia. Couldnít have
guessed then weíd be heading out on a trip that spanned the globe.

Repede: Woof, woof.

Yuri: Donít worry, Repede. Iím the same guy now that I was then. It isnít me...
Itís the situation thatís changed. Yeah... Itís just a new set of circumstances.

Repede: Woof...

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170: Worried About Estelle
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Rita/Karol: *Sigh*...

Judith: A double sigh?

Rita: Knock it off.

Judith: We have to make up our minds about Estelle.

Rita/Karol: *gasp*!

Judith: From what people who fled from the capital said, itís probably already
too late...

Rita: Stop it! ...Donít say that.

Judith: I think Yuri has decided where he stands already.

Rita: How would you know that...?

Karol: You mean...the reason he tried to go alone was...

Judith: ...We have to make up our minds, too.

Rita: I know what we have to do... But still...

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171: All in the Same Boat
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Raven: Hey...

Yuri: Whatís up, old man?

Raven: I wanna hear what youíre planniní. Ya know, about Estelle.

Yuri: *gasp* !

Raven: Weíre all floatiní in the same boat, right? Care ta share?

Yuri: ...Iím not sure I wonít lose my nerve if I start talking about it now.
Youíre just gonna have to bear with me Ďtill the time comes.

Raven: ...Youíre prepared to do whatís necessary, but you havenít given up hope.

Yuri: ...That about sums it up.

Raven: I guess thatís your style... But donít try and take it all on by
yourself, all right?

Yuri: Heh, itís weird hearing kind words from you, Raven.

Raven: Hah, true enough.

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172: Out of Time?
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Rita: The capitalís like this, and Estelleís powerís been released. ...The world
might be done for...

Raven: Oh, the gloom! Rita darliní, how can ya be so gloomy?!

Rita: Okay, first... Never call me ďdarliníĒ... Second, excuse me for not being
as optimistic as you...

Raven: ...Hey now. Old Ravenís not without his own worries.

Rita: Oh, really...?

Raven: Sure. But whatís the point of getting all down? Weíre doiní all we can ta
make this work out, right? Ya just gotta believe in yourself... Wait, thatís
basically a Rita trademark, ainít it?

Rita: ...Okay, fine, youíre right! Ooh! How could I let YOU outsmart ME?!

Raven: There now, thereís hope for the world yet. As long as our little genius
doesnít lost that attitude.

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173: The Lower Quarter is Safe
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Karol: Isnít this great?! Now everyone in the lower quarter is safe.

Yuri: Yeah. Now all thatís left is crushing Alexei and saving Estelle.

Rita: You must be so proud that your men are finally doing some actual work.

Raven: Iíve tried ta tell ya, I donít have any ďmenĒ.

Judith: How can someone respected by so many be so cold to his friends?

Raven: All right, Ravenís startiní ta think heís had about enough of these
shenanigans.

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174: Estelle Comes Back
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Karol: So now weíve got the gang back together.

Estelle: Iím so glad to be with you all again.

Rita: Same here.

Judith: You must take care not to strain yourself.

Raven: Ya know, one step at a time.

Repede: Woof!

Estelle: I...

Yuri: Huh? Whatís up?

((Repede starts walking off))

Estelle: I think Repede just welcomed me back!

Yuri: ...No, Repedeís already off over there.

Estelle: ...Shouldíve seen that coming.

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175: Baíul is Back
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Yuri: It looks like Baíul is back to his old self.

Judith: Thereís plenty of aer for him to absorb. He seems to have used it to
heal his wounds.

Raven: For all the trouble Alexeiís caused, heís helpiní us out in some
unexpected ways.

Yuri: Thatís not gonna get him off the hook, though.

Judith: He can go wherever he likes. With Baíul to help us, thereís no place we
canít follow.

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176: Fighting Alexei
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Judith: Iíd like to know one thing before we begin this battle. Just how strong
is this Commandant?

Estelle: I heard he earned his knighthood when he won a royal tournament during
the previous emperorís reign.

Raven: I got to cross swords with him once, and I didnít last more than three
minutes.

Karol: So then heís really, really strong...

Raven: And donít forget heís surrounded by his Royal Guard.

Rita: None of this sounds very promising...

Yuri: Hey, weíve got Dein Nomos, donít we?

Repede: Woof, woof!

Karol: Besides, weíve been through all kinds of stuff together on this journey.

Yuri: Yeah. Weíre tighter than any kind of guard, royal or not.

Raven: All right, so say we handle the Royal Guard. Itís still a coin toss, in
the end.

Rita: I guess weíll never be too prepared when it comes to facing Alexei.

Judith: Right. Weíll have to give it everything weíve got.

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177: Phaerohís Help
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Karol: So Phaerohís been absorbing aer, too. Is he trying to restabilize it?

Raven: We owe him one for keepiní the fight up this long.

Rita: No, I donít think thatís it. My guess is heís taking in all that aer to
disable Zaudeís power source.

Karol: That way heíll be able to mess with Alexeiís plans, right?

Rita: Right. ...Right, Judith?

Judith: ...Who, me? What was the question?

Rita: ...Nevermind.

Karol: Itíll be easy if we can just get inside. Weíll stop everything in one
shot.

((Judith starts to slowly walk away))

Raven: Wish it were that easy, kid. But weíll be up to our ears in traps and
royal guards.

Rita: Gotta admire his confidence.

Karol: ...Do you really mean that?

Judith: ...Phaeroh... Please be okay...

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178: Leviathanís Claw on the Move
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Karol: With all the henchmen heís got why would Yeager come alone?

Rita: Well, he did have his two lady friends with him.

Judith: Though they didnít attack us.

Raven: Who knows? Maybe he thought dyiní would be the easiest way ta solve his
problems.

Estelle: What do you mean?

Raven: Iím not too sure myself.

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179: Taking Alexei Down
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Raven: Guess thereís no lookiní back now.

Rita: Weíre taking Alexei down! Itís that simple!

Estelle: We canít let the world become any more chaotic than it already is.

Karol: Itís up to us to stop him.

Judith: Everything weíve done is for this moment.

Yuri: Every one of us is ready for whatever may happen. Letís do this!

Repede: Woof!

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180: The Port is So Much Better
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Rita: Ragouís gone, the new magistrateís here... Nor Harborís so much better...
Itís not fair...

Karol: Yeah. Iím sure Estelle would love to see this.

Yuri: Weíd better hurry up and rescue her then, and bring her back here with us.

Judith: She did make a promise to Pauly, too.

Raven: And breaking that promise would go against the laws of Brave Vesperia.

Karol: Punish the unjust... Yeah. Weíll just have to come back once weíve saved
Estelle.

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181: Ehmead Hill Blocked
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Rita: If Ehmead Hill is blocked off, none of the people stuck in the capital
will be able to escape.

Raven: Yeah, youíre right. Itís not like they can fly.

Judith: If the aer in the skies above the capital keeps increasing, all living
things will be in danger.

Karol: And if we let that happen, we wonít be able to go near the capital
ourselves.

Yuri: All the more reason to stop talking and start moving.

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182: If the Prince Becomes Emperor
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Rita: I wonder if the world will benefit if Prince Ioder becomes emperor...?

Yuri: Who knows...

Rita: What kind of weak answer is that? I thought youíd be at least a little
optimistic.

Yuri: Well, heíll have Flynn around. That should help things a little.

Judith: But only a little?

Yuri: Iím not so wide-eyed and innocent to think that major change is going to
happen over night.

Rita: That sounds like you, all right.

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183: Geraios Technology
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Raven: Weíve seen plenty of blastia so far, but this oneís in a different class
altogether.

Judith: If this was made at the end of the Geraios civilization, it may contain
clues to all their technology.

Karol: Chances are pretty good, if the building we saw in that relief in Myorzo
is actually Zaude.

Estelle: So is there a connection between the cataclysm and the Adephagos?

Rita: If it does come from the end of the Geraios civilization, maybe it can
turn back the Adephagos.

Yuri: I wonder if thatís why they carved the relief. It all adds up, but I keep
going back to Phaerohís words.

Raven: About disturbiní Zaude? Thinkiní about it isnít likely ta get us
anywhere. We just have ta go on.

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184: Donít Mess With Zaude
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Raven: When someone as strong as Phaeroh tells ya not ta go messiní with Zaude,
it makes ya wonder.

Karol: I wish heíd use regular words when he talked, though.

Yuri: Definitely. If itís really all that dangerous youíd think heíd want to
make himself clear.

Judith: Maybe it was something Phaeroh had difficulty expressing, in his own
way. He did take the time to warn us. That shows at least some concern for our
well-being. Right?

Yuri: You mean that maybe heís warmed up to us a bit.

Judith: Yes.

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185: The Blade Drifts of Zopheir
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Yuri: Karol, just what sort of place is the Blade Drifts of Zopheir?

Karol: Well, Iíve never been there myself, but Iíve heard the entire place is
covered in a sheet of ice. Nan told me this was the best season for hunting
monsters there, Ďcause the ice is thickest. The monsters there sound pretty
tough, too.

Raven: Covered in a sheet of ice, huh? Iím getting the chills just heariní about
it.

Judith: Will it be a problem that we havenít made any special preparations.

Rita: No matter how cold it is, itíll be better than the heat of the Sands of
Korgorh, right?

Yuri: I dunno about better, but weíre running out of time. Weíll have to go in
as we are.

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186: Are You Okay, Karol?
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Rita: Sure youíre all right after your little one man crusade?

Karol: Huh? Uh, I guess. I mean, I feel okay for now.

Judith: How unlike you to worry about Karol, Rita.

Rita: Itís not that Iím worried about him, I...

Yuri: We canít show up with injuries when weíre going to rescue a princes who
has to heal everybody.

Rita: Yeah... Thatís what I meant.

Raven: If you say so.

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187: Whatís Up With Yuri?
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Raven: Youíve been lookiní all around for a while now. Ya looking out for
somebody?

Yuri: What? No!

Judith: Thereís no point trying to hide it. Your eyes have been wandering all
over the place.

Yuri: All right, you got me. With all the people from the capital, I havenít
seen anybody from the lower quarter.

Judith: Youíre concerned for them, arenít you? Thatís nothing to be ashamed of.

Yuri: ...I just figured weíve got enough to worry about as it is.

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188: Yuriís Changed
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Yuri: ((angry/worried))......

Rita: Youíd think he could stand to be a little less cold and prickly all the
time. I mean, I know heís worried about the lower quarter, and we all want to
wring Alexeiís neck, but still.

Judith: Oh, Iíd say itís all right from time to time.

Rita: Whatís all right about it?

Judith: The fact that he acts like this knowing the tension it causes is a sign
that heís softened.

((Yuri and Rita are surprised))

Judith: The old Yuri would never have let us see that he was upset about
something.

Yuri: ...Itís hard to stay emotional when your friends analyze you like you
werenít even there.

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189: Yormgen is Weird
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Karol: This townís weird. Itís in the middle of the desert, but look at all the
plants...

Rita: It sort of reminds me of Mantaic.

Yuri: ...Yeah but, there is something...different.

Estelle: Really?

Judith: There may be more here than meets the eye. Maybe the truth is hidden
away...

Raven: Leave it ta Judith ta put things inta perspective.

Yuri: The better the intuition, the more you see.

Rita/Estelle: Hey! I have good intuition!

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190: Judithís Communication
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Yuri: I never imagined youíd be able to speak with the Entelexeia.

Judith: Well, I use a Krityan technique to do it. ...Wait, do I detect a little
jealousy?

Yuri: ...Hmm, maybe. ...Right, Repede?

Repede: Woof!

Estelle: Yuri...you want to talk to Repede?

Judith: I think the two of you understand each other well enough already...

Yuri: Iíve got him pretty well figured out, but I donít know if he understands
me.

Repede: Woof! Woof woof!

Judith: ...I think he feels the same way.

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191: Gusiosí Crystals
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Estelle: So Erealumen is something Gusios created.

Rita: Right. I remember seeing a similar crystal back at Caer Bocram.

Yuri: Yeah, you were pretty absorbed in that thing.

Estelle: The Rita radar never lets any objects of interest go undetected.

Rita: ...Oh...I forgot... If Gusios undergoes spirit conversion, I wonít be able
to investigate him...!

Estelle: There goes the Rita radar.

Yuri: Donít get carried away, now.

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192: After Zaude
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Yuri: Estelle, Repede. Sorry to worry you.

Repede: Woof, woof!

Estelle: We were stuck on the top of Zaude. We couldnít get down. But Flynn, and
all the rest of the Knights managed to help us.

Yuri: Huh. Sounds like everyone had a pretty rough time.

Estelle: But weíre all safe now. All of us. Iím so happy...

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: The aer crisis, Duke, the Adephagos... We still got a mountain of problems
to deal with.

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193: The Adephagos Awakens
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Estelle: ...Seeing the Adephagos just there in the sky... Itís horrible.

Yuri: ...Yeah. To think that catastrophe from the legend was hidden up there all
along... Itís creepy.

Estelle: It just showed up in the sky, out of nowhere. All the people must be so
worried...

Judith: Iíd rather see what weíre up against than let it grow out of control
somewhere hidden away.

Estelle: Your spirit is amazing, Judith.

Yuri: It might be a good thing to have the danger right out in front of us,
though. Itíll bring together people whoíd never get along otherwise.

Judith: True. When you can no longer deny the Adephagos exists, all thatís left
is to face it.

Estelle: Youíre right.

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194: Glad Yuriís Safe Ė Women
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Rita: Grrr. If he was safe, the least he coulda done is let us know! That idiot!

Judith: Yeah, if weíd known he was okay, we wouldnít have wasted all this time
looking for him.

Estelle: But we wouldnít have known he was all right if we hadnít looked.

Rita: Which is why he shoulda let us know in the first place! I mean, we looked
all over!

Judith: Weíd be too worried about him if we hadnít.

Estelle: You were really worried, werenít you Rita?

Rita: Wha...

Judith: Itís good he made it back safe and sound.

Estelle: Yes. Iím so glad. ((moves towards Rita)) And just look how happy Rita
is.

Rita: Hap--?!

Judith: ((also moves towards Rita)) Are you happy?

Rita: ......((embarrassed))

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195: Ritaís Research
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Yuri: A method for controlling the aer, huh? I hope it goes okay.

Judith: Yeah. If it doesnít, weíll have to keep our end of the bargain with
Phaeroh.

Repede: *Whine*

Yuri: ...So, shouldnít we stop it right away?

Judith: Thereís no real hurry. Iím sure theyíll do fine.

Yuri: Yeah, they can handle this.

Judith: Heh heh. I have faith in them now.

Repede: Woof!

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196: Glad Yuriís Safe Ė Men
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Karol: Iím so glad Yuriís okay.

Repede: Woof, woof.

Raven: Are you kiddiní? The Adephagos, the whole world goiní nuts... Thereís no
way that kid would miss this.

Karol: You werenít worried, Raven?

Raven: Eh, maybe just a little. But guys like him just keep gettiní up. No
matter what happens. So nah, I wasnít too worried.

Karol: Hah hah... You really believe in Yuri, donít you Raven?!

Repede: Woof, woof!

Raven: Aw, youíre gonna make this old man blush.

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197: In the Donís Wake
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Estelle: It seems that the Union is still in disarray.

Rita: They relied on the Don for too much. Theyíre probably scared without the
guy who used to decide everything for them.

Estelle: I think I know how they feel. Constantly worrying whether or not youíre
about to make some big mistake.

Judith: Well I canít understand being so afraid of messing up that you canít
decide anything.

Rita: Wow. I agree with you for once.

Estelle: The Union has to do a lot of thinking for themselves, now that theyíre
without the Don...

Judith: Isnít that how it should be?

Rita: Absolutely.

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198: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
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Raven: ((moving slowly towards Yuri)) Yíknow, weíre up to our eyeballs in
problems. Saviní the world sure keeps a guy busy.

Karol: ((also starts to move towards Yuri)) Well, the problems weíre dealing
with
are a lot bigger than they used to be...

((both of them glare at Yuri suspiciously))

Yuri: What... Whyís everybody looking at me...? I got something on my face?

Karol: Problems like you, Yuri. A lot.

Raven: I hear that. Fate is definitely out to get you.

Yuri: Hmm... After everything thatís happened, Iím starting to wonder myself.
But hey, Iíve done a pretty good job of getting us out of whatever mess weíre
in, right? You gotta at least give me some credit there.

Raven: See, for Yuri, the end of the worldís just one more problem that needs
solviní.

Karol: Maybe that attitudeís whatís kept us seeing the light at the end of the
tunnel.

Raven: Gotta love the power of positive thinkiní...

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199: The Birth of the Spirits
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Judith: This world is changing.

Estelle: Whatís wrong, Judith?

Judith: One wrong choice could have led to far greater destruction, but instead
the spirits were born.

Estelle: ...Sometimes we have to make difficult choices for change to occur...
The spirits are proof of that.

Judith: Maybe their current from shows us the future the Entelexeia hoped to
create.

Estelle: Yes... I think you might be right.

Baíul: ...

Judith: ...One day, Baíul might also face the decision of becoming a spirit. If
the spirits represent evolution for the Entelexeia, then...

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200: Freeing Estelle
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Rita: Heh heh heh.

Yuri: Rita, you look...happy.

Karol: So do you, Yuri.

Rita: Thereís no longer anything shackling Estelle. She can use her power
without causing any harm to herself or unbalancing the aer. So yeah. Iím happy.

Karol: Estelleís really free!

Yuri: But thereís no guarantee she wonít overdo things again, though...

Rita: Weíll just watch her closely. If we donít, she might go back to healing
people Ďtil she keels over.

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201: The Adephagos Revived
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Rita: Ooooh! Iím gonna hurt that idiot who brought the Adephagos back!

Estelle: What could have happened at Zaude...

Raven: Those nut jobs probably fiddled with the thing too much, and broke it.

Rita: Thanks to Alexei, Zaudeís no longer functioning like it was meant to!

Yuri: This guy just never learns, does he? Things are gonna have to hit bottom
before heíd consider changing his ways.

Judith: But they see that thing about to eat the planet, right? Even an idiot
would understand the situation.

Karol: ...I sure hope so...

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202: The Threat of the Adephagos
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Karol: Eew... I canít believe the Adephagos could spawn such a disgusting
monster.

Repede: *Arooo*

Estelle: The illusion Phaeroh showed us... He was trying to make us feel the
power of the Adephagos.

Karol: But itís no illusion this time... Oh man, are hordes of these things just
gonna attack everything?

Repede: ((growling)) Woof! Woof! ((suddenly lunges at Karol))

Estelle: ((jumping away)) Aaah!

Karol: Ow! Hey, no biting! ((tries to get Repede off of him))

Repede: Grrr!

Estelle: ((moves cautiously closer to help)) Itís all right, Repede. Heís just a
little nervous, thatís all.

Karol: And whatís wrong with being a little nervous? Iím not gonna run away or
anything. I swear!

Repede: ((backs off)) Aroof! Woof!

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203: How Phaeroh Feels
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Estelle: Weíre lucky Phaeroh decided to help us out.

Yuri: Heís a little extreme, but thereís no doubt he cares for this world, just
like Judy said.

Raven: Iíve been hard on him in the past, but he has helped us out all this
time.

Estelle: We must defeat the Adephagos and save the world for Phaeroh, and his
love of the world!

Yuri: Agh, no cheesy lines.

Raven: Yeah, come on...

Estelle: Honestly, you two should learn to show your feelings.

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204: The Hunting Blades
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Judith: So his family was killed by the Entelexeia...

Yuri: Clint was it? The grudge heís got against them wonít fade anytime soon.

Judith: Maybe he has his reasons, but I think just hunting monsters has been his
purpose for a while. I was like him once... I only lived to destroy blastia.

Estelle: Then maybe he can still change. Like you did, Judith.

Yuri: I donít know... Either way, weíve got our own goals to worry about. Right,
Karol?

Karol: Huh...? ...Yeah, youíre right!

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205: Gusios to Gnome
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Raven: Whew. Old Goosie turned into Gnome, safe and sound. Thatís a load off.

Estelle: Yes... It would have been tragic if heíd transformed into an Adephagos.

Judith: Yeah. Heís just fulfilling the role he was meant to play. I doubt he
ever thought that his transformation might have caused the cataclysm itself.

Estelle: ...I feel for the poor Entelexeia who became Adephagos in the past...
If only theyíd had the option of spirit conversion...

Raven: Young lady, donít dwell too much on all the ďwhat ifs.Ē

Judith: Maybe they didnít have a choice. But those who became Adephagos are
trying to devour this world. That is the reality.

Estelle: I know... But itís just so sad...

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206: What Sylph Said
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Yuri: ((angry/frustrated))......

Estelle: Are you angry, Yuri?

Yuri: ...Yeah. A little.

Estelle: Is it about the events of Dukeís past that Sylph shared with us?

Yuri: ...So basically, Dukeís doing what heís doing to clean up the mess made by
an idiot. The whole thing is just so stupid.

Estelle: Even though Duke and Elucifur were both fighting for humanityís sake...
Itís so sad...

Yuri: Like the hero who shined so bright that people couldnít look at him, and
got scared.

Estelle: ...The overwhelming power caused people to fear him.

Yuri: Itís all so stupid...

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207: All Four Spirits
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Estelle: Undine, Efreet, Gnome, Sylph... The spirits of the four great elements
have been born!

Rita: The Entelexeia were thinking of the planet after all. I was worried there
for a little bit, but that wasnít too bad.

Karol: You call surviving by the skin of our teeth not too bad?

Rita: Ha! ((punches Karol))

Karol: Ow! A-anyway, we can defeat the Adephagos for sure now, right?

Rita: Not yet. There are still too many unknown variables. Hypothesize, test,
evaluate, then prove... We have to follow the proper steps to ensure success.
Iím not even sure how effective the four elements will be in converting aer to
mana, yet. Wait... ((starts pacing around)) Could the mana from the loss in
materialized aer created by the spirits be maintaining the balance...? If so,
then I shouldnít be measuring the actual value, but... No, thatís not right... I
mean... ((continues mumbling to herself, slowly walking off screen, completely
forgetting the other two))

Karol: Okay... Sheís gone...

Estelle: Yep. Iíd say thereís nothing to worry about. ((music note))

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208: Flynn in Danger
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Karol: Flynn always seems to put himself in danger.

Estelle: Heís always that way. He doesnít mind getting hurt if it means
protecting others.

Yuri: Yeah, he gets a little crazy sometimes.

Rita: Like youíre any different. Birds of a feather, right?

Judith: Oh, Iíd say weíre all like that.

Rita: Like what?

Raven: We all stuck with Brave Vesperia. Even when the goiní got rough.

Yuri: Hah hah. I guess none of us can just let things go.

Estelle: Right. So we canít just let Flynn go either.

Karol: Yeah. Exactly.

Judith: Well since we canít let it go, I think itís time we get a little crazy.

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209: Sodia and Yuri
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Raven: Yuriís not too fond of young Sodia, is he?

Rita: I can see where heís coming from, though. Everything about her feels hard
as a rock. Thatís not exactly easy to like.

Raven: Aw, cut her some slack. Knights are all a little square. She has a
stubborn nature that quick-to-act folks like you and Yuri donít. And thatís a
good thing.

Rita: Stubborn is good...? You totally lost me there.

Raven: I figured I would. Thatís why we canít talk without gettiní on each
otherís nerves.

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210: Telling the Changing World
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Karol: I hope everyone will accept this. I mean, that the world is changing.

Judith: Thereís a difference between understanding something and accepting
something. Itíll take time.

Karol: But this is the only way thatís left. We just have to accept it.

Judith: This isnít a choice weíve made freely. We had to choose it.

Karol: But...

Judith: Itís something we have to do. Thatís what you want to say, right?

Karol: Y-yeah.

Judith: Thatís fine, then. Cheer up, Karol.

Karol: Okay. You think itíll work out, right?

Judith: Who knows?

Karol: ...Judith... I canít tell if youíre trying to make me feel better or
not...

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211: The State of the Union
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Estelle: The Donís absence is still hanging heavily here.

Raven: Hmm, yeah, I guess so. But, still, theyíre not doiní half bad.

Estelle: You...think so?

Yuri: Sure. They may not show it much, though. These guys prefer keeping their
distance.

Raven: Stand firm, donít fight. Watch out for each other, help each other out.
Not to close, not too far... Iíd say theyíre doiní just fine.

Estelle: So they donít just simply get along... Men are so complicated.

Yuri: Men arenít the only ones...

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212: The State of Palestralle
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Rita: You gotta hand it to Palestralle. Theyíre tough.

Estelle: Yes. The coliseum is as busy as it ever was.

Yuri: Belius had a lot of power, but Palestralle didnít rely on her. Thatís way
different from the Union.

Rita: The people living here havenít changed, either. This is the city Belius
made.

Estelle: Theyíre doing all they can to live their lives. Maybe thatís what
defines this town, and Palestralle.

Yuri: The world can change all it wants. Nordopolicaíll be okay.

Estelle: Yes, it will.

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213: Ready for the Final Battle Ė Men
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((Yuri and Karol are sparring back and forth))

Yuri: Ha!

Karol: Nng! Ya!

Yuri: Tah!

Karol: Ya! Take that!

Raven: ((walking over)) Whoa, whatís the occasion? A little impromptu traininí
session?

((Yuri and Karol stop fighting to talk))

Karol: Well, when I think about fighting Duke... I know I gotta be as strong as
I can!

Yuri: Yeah, what he said.

Raven: Iíd expect that from Karol. But Yuri... Brings a twinkle ta this old
manís eyes ta see ya traininí.

Yuri: On second thought, letís call it a day.

Karol: What?! We were just getting started!

Raven: Never fear! I think I can teach ya a thing or two. You can thank me
later. Heh heh heh.

Yuri: Youíre volunteering to help, Raven? Youíre gonna jinx him.

Raven: Hah hah. Now, donít be like that. Thereís no beatiní an old man once he
finds his stride, ya know.

Yuri: Oh really? Guess Iíd better keep practicing. We canít count on getting
lucky against Duke. All right Karol, no mercy? ((big picture))

Karol: ((big picture)) No mercy!

Raven: ((big picture)) Fight!

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214: Ready for the Final Battle Ė Women
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Estelle: ...Is fighting really the only option with Duke?

Judith: Well if heís in Tarqaron, then I think weíll have to.

Estelle: If only we can defeat the Adephagos with the spirits before he
completes the formula...!

Judith: Do you think heíll just let that happen?

Rita: As long as heís sacrificing people to achieve his aims at Tarqaron, we
have to stop him.

Estelle: ......

Rita: Are you that conflicted about fighting him?

Estelle: Yes... But we wonít win if we go in with doubts.

Judith: Oh, I donít know. If doubting is part of your nature, you should trust
that nature in battle.

Estelle: What?

Rita: Well said, Judith. Maybe thatís the right approach. Weíre not your typical
band of heroes, after all.

Judith: You do what you can. You take the hits. But you donít lose. Sound about
right?

Estelle: Rita... Judith... Thank you.

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215: Aurnionís Spirit
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Karol: Man, Aurnionís just getting better and better.

Estelle: Indeed. A town born from the empire and the guilds... Iím sure itíll be
a wonderful city.

Yuri: Though itís a shame it took a world crisis to get them to work together.

Raven: Heh, a global threat brings people together. Thatís irony for you.

Karol: I think thatís all right, though. Theyíre finally seeing eye to eye.

Estelle: Right. And even if they need a crisis now, Iím sure one day, itíll just
come naturally.

Yuri: Yeah.

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216: The Ancient Civilization
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Estelle: The ancient civilization of Geraios... What must the people have been
like who lived in an age that produced buildings like this?

Rita: Well, Iím no expert on their lives, but I have some ideas from the blastia
weíve excavated. Except for the Adephagos, from a scientific perspective their
civilization was nearly perfect.

Judith: Their blastia would have given them power equal to that of the
Entelexeia.

Karol: Oh, yeah. Otherwise, the Entelexeia wouldíve wiped them out.

Yuri: People got too much power, and destroyed what they built in the process...
Itís not that uncommon. But thereís one part of their legacy weíre still paying
for.

Raven: ...Yep. They left behind the Adephagos for folks who came after them ta
deal with.

Yuri: Maybe they didnít have a choice, but that doesnít make it right. You take
responsibility.

Estelle: We...weíll have to own up to whatever choices we make from now on, too.

Karol: Thatís right. If weíre gonna make a world without blastia...we gotta make
sure it works.

Yuri: Yeah, absolutely.

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217: Zagiís End
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Karol: Zagi was hopeless...

Yuri: Yeah. Just think of all the things he couldíve done with all that energy.

Raven: He finally found his equal, but the guy turned out ta be his enemy.
Thatís the saddest part of all this for him.

Yuri: Huh?

Raven: Duke lost his friend and equal. Alexei never believed his equal even
existed. Then thereís Zagi... The strong need strong friends ta keep their power
from distorting them.

Yuri: ...You think thatís it?

Raven: Take the Don. He had his equal in Belius, right?

Karol: ...Raven, sometimes what you say goes right over my head.

Raven: What? Are you making fun of my elegant, poetic comments?

Yuri: Hah hah.

Raven: ((moves away a bit)) You guysíll be fine, though. You got plenty of
friends.

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218: Zagi Ė Part 2
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Rita: Zagi was about as annoying as they come, but I feel sort of sorry for him.

Judith: Oh? Thatís surprising. I thought he was a ďHumph. Idiot!Ē kind of
person.

Rita: That is NOT what I sound like!

Judith: I stand corrected.

Rita: ...When you can do something better than anyone else, you wind up feeling
like somethingís missing. The other researchers would go on and on about
something Iíd discovered, like, two months before... And Iíd start to feel like
talking with them was pointless.

Judith: So you think...Zagi was the same way?

Rita: I just got the feeling that we might have had something in common, thatís
all. ...But why am I telling you this? Just forget it.

Judith: Iím sorry, but I have a good memory.

Rita: Well then, keep it a secret, all right?

Judith: Heh heh, itís a deal.

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219: Gusiosí Sacrifice
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Karol: Was Gusios in Caer Bocram in order to feed on the aer?

Judith: Yes. Thatís how the Hunting Blades managed to trap him in their reverse
barrier.

Yuri: So is that what you and Baíul were doing there, Judy? Did you go to save
Gusios?

Judith: Not originally. We went there to destroy the hermes blastia creating the
reverse barrier. Besides...in the end I was unable to save Gusios.

Baíul: ......!

Judith: He wasnít allowed to decide whether he was for or against becoming a
spirit.

Karol: Itís not your fault... There was nothing else you couldíve done.

Yuri: We wonít let his sacrifice be for nothing. Weíll use the spirits well, and
defeat the Adephagos.

Judith: Right...

Baíul: ......!

Judith: Yes... Baíul says that aside from spirit conversion, he will do
everything in his power to aid us.

Yuri: Iím glad heís on our side.

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IV. Battle
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220: Days Just Fly By
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Estelle: Wow, the days just fly by...

Yuri: Whatís with you all of a sudden?

Estelle: Oh, Iíve just been thinking about how strong weíve grown, without even
realizing it.

Rita: Thatís because we have terrible luck!

Karol: What does getting stronger have to do with having bad luck?

Rita: We keep running into one mess after another. The empire, the
guilds...everybody hates us! So all this bad luck made us fight, and so...we got
stronger.

Karol: ...Is that really luck?

Estelle: Itís all right, Karol. As we travel, the winds of luck are little by
little turning in our favor.

Yuri: Exactly. Luck just flies by, too...like the wind!

Karol: Yuri, youíre...kind of missing the point...

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221: The Invincible!
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Karol: ((big picture)) Weíre invincible! Weíre strong, unbeatable, unwavering...
We are Brave Vesperia!

Raven: Ya let yer guard down any more, yaíll trip over it!

Karol: ((smaller picture)) C-come on! I was in such a good mood, too...

Rita: You drop your guard more than any of us, old man...

Judith: Oh? Isnít that just acting?

Raven: Oh my dear Judith, how very perceptive. I guess it takes an adult! Things
like this just whizz right over these youngíuns heads, ya see.

Repede: Woof woof!

Yuri: You ever notice how the old manís ears wiggle when heís lying?

Karol: Oh, look! Ravenís ears are wiggling!

Raven: I never heard anythiní more ridiculous in my life. Ya never met anyone as
calm and careful as olí Raven!

Karol: Look at those ears go...

Estelle: A-anyway, the important thing is to proceed with caution, right?

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222: The Strongest Guild
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Raven: ((big picture)) Enemies run aní hide when they hear our footsteps!

Karol: ((big picture)) I can hear them now, ďHere comes the invincible army,
Brave
Vesperia!Ē ((music note))

Yuri: I donít care how many enemies weíve beaten, you guys are just too full of
yourselves!

((Raven and Karol shrink down to smaller icons, annoyed at Yuri))

Judith: But I donít think any enemy could stand up to us at this point!

Raven: See, even cute liíl Judith says so! <3

Estelle: But doesnít this make you a little uneasy? Getting this strong...

Karol: What do you mean?

Estelle: What if everyone is afraid of us, or no one wants to be anywhere near
us...?

Rita: Or maybe theyíll capture us, and put us in a cage for everyone to see!

Karol: I-I see... I hadnít thought about that...

Yuri: Come on, that would never happen!

Raven: Hey, a life of luxury in a cage, people attendiní ta my every need!
Doesnít sound bad ta me!

Yuri: ...No matter how strong they get, some people never change...

Judith: ...Heh heh... Youíre one to talk, Yuri.

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223: Eat or Be Eaten
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Estelle: Monsters are easier to beat than I thought...

Yuri: Isnít that better than being harder than you thought?

Estelle: But I feel sorry for them...

Repede: *Whiiine*

Yuri: ...Youíre way too nice. I donít particularly enjoy being someone elseís
dinner.

Estelle: Youíre right... This is different from inside the castle... The strong
eat the weak.

Yuri: Well, weíre not gonna be eating any of these monsters.

Repede: Woof!

Estelle: ...I...I wonít hesitate to defeat any monsters! But I will never forget
what I fought or where I fought it.

Yuri: Well...suit yourself, I guess...

Estelle: Then, when I return to the castle, I will make graves in memory of all
the monsters Iíve killed.

((Yuri, whoís looking a little freaked out now, and Repede start to slowly back
away))

Yuri: I...uh...I guess you could do that...

((back away even more))

Yuri: ...I donít understand this girl at all...

Repede: Whiiine!

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224: The Meaning of Monsters
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Karol: We sure have fought a lot of monsters.

Estelle: Yes, I thought by now they might be more scarce, but...

Judith: Heh heh... That sounds like something youíd think, Estelle.

Yuri: If we could wipe out all the monsters ourselves, we wouldnít need anything
like barriers anymore.

Karol: But why are there monsters, anyway...?

Rita: So that people can defeat them, of course!

Judith: I think thatís a little extreme...

Rita: Well thatís the only thing theyíre good for.

Estelle: I wonder... It seems there would be some good reason why they exist...

Raven: Thereís no use thinkiní too hard about it. Get started on that train of
thought, and youíll soon be askiní yerself why humans exist.

Estelle: Yes... Thatís a good question, too...

Yuri: There you go. Making things more complicated old man.

Raven: I was tryiní ta get ya ta stop thinkiní about these things, not think
about Ďem more...

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225: Ristelle?!
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Estelle: Rita, what does it feel like to fly through the sky?

Rita: Hmmm, itís hard to put it into words, but itís not bad.

Estelle: It looks like it would feel good...

Rita: You wanna try?

Estelle: Huh?

Rita: I can handle your weight, no problem. Here, hang onto my legs!

((They move closer and then start rising into the air))

Estelle: Hah hah hah hah, this is so much fun!

((Start moving side to side. Yuri shows up))

Rita: Itís a good stress reliever, donít you think?

Yuri: Hey, itís time to go! Come on, Ristelle!

Estelle: Ri...stelle?

Rita: ((dropping back down)) W-weíre two different people, you know!!

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226: Dog Language
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Estelle: Repedeís getting really good at handling items, donít you think?

Rita: Yeah. But I donít wanna eat any gels thatíve been in a dogís mouth!

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: He said, ďCome on, donítí be like that. If things go bad, take it!Ē

Rita: Thatís one big mouth heís-- Wait a minute... Did he really say that? All I
heard him do was bark.

Yuri: Stick around long enough and youíll figure him out. Right, Repede?

Repede: WOOF!

Rita: ((jealous sounding whine))......

Estelle: You look a little jealous, Rita.

Rita: N-no way!

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227: The Flames of Battle
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Judith: Whyíd you run away, Yuri?

Yuri: The way that fight was going, we wouldíve been eaten in no time!

Repede: Woof!

Judith: Iíll bet we couldíve ripped our way out from inside its stomach.

Rita: This womanís crazy...

Yuri: I dunno, I think Judith could pull it off. And that scares me.

Repede: ...*Whine*

Estelle: Did you really want to fight that monster so badly, Judith?

Judith: Itís not that I wanted to fight it... I just donítí like leaving things
half done.

Yuri: This was a strategic retreat. Come on. It wouldíve been bad if weíd
actually been eaten.

Judith: Yeah... But we should come back here again.

Yuri: Yeah, if we feel like it.

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228: Bring ĎEm On
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Yuri: That was a pretty strong monster, but... I guess weíre done.

Karol: ďI guess weíre doneĒ?! Come on, we just defeated that gigantic monster!!

Yuri: Calm down, Karol. Pull yourself together.

Karol: Come on, Yuri, you could at least be a little bit happy... Huh? Whatís
the matter, Estelle? Why are you sitting?

Estelle: ((On the ground, exhausted)) ...How can both of you take it so easily?

Yuri: What, did you get scared, Estelle?

Estelle: That huge monster... I was so nervous, I, I...

Yuri: You were doing just fine while we were fighting.

Estelle: But if I got like this during battle, Iíd end up causing trouble for
everybody...

Yuri: Donít worry about it, Estelle. ...Here, let me give you a hand. ((moves
closer to Estelle))

Estelle: I-Iím sorry.

Yuri: ((pulling Estelle back up)) There we go! Now, who do we get to fight
next...
((big picture)) Bring Ďem on, right?

Estelle: Iíd rather have ďnobodyĒ be next...

Karol: Huh? Hey, Yuri... Youíre really ready for another fight, arenít you?

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229: Karolís Sidekick
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Karol: ...Good work... Yeah... Get some rest, you did well...

Estelle: Who are you talking to, Karol?

Karol: Waaah...!

Estelle: Aaaah...!! ...D-donít startle me like that...

Karol: I-Iím sorry. Did you hear that just now...?

Judith: Yeah, we heard it.

Rita: You talk to your sword?!

Karol: It cuts better when I do that. Actually, we just won this battle because
I gave my sword lots of encouragement before.

Estelle: Really...?

Rita: ...Whatever floats your boat.

Judith: Well that was unexpected.

Rita: What?

Judith: Nothing... ((moves closer to Karol)) Thank you for all the work you do.
We
canít wait to see how well you perform next time!

Rita: ((also moving closer to Karol)) It must be tough having such an unreliable
owner! Youíre the only one we can count on.

Estelle: ((moves closer as well)) Umm, err... Good luck next time...

Karol: Wow, thanks, guys! Iíll bet my attack power will double in the next
battle!

Rita: ((punching Karol)) Donít get carried away!

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230: Enjoying Victory
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Karol: With that, weíve beaten all the worldís Giganto Monsters!

Raven: I was a little spooked at first, but...we did it.

Yuri: We probably couldnít have done it if they gathered together like normal
monsters.

Rita: Maybe they were just really territorial? ...That could have helped us beat
them.

Judith: And we got a lot of valuable materials, too, since they were a lot
stronger than normal monsters.

Karol: Yeah. It was a lot of hard work, but it was worth it!

Estelle: And defeating all of the Giganto Monsters will help Brave Vesperiaís
reputation, as well.

Rita: How? Itís a few monsters in parts of the world people have only heard
stories about.

Raven: Yeah, these guys arenít the kind ya run across unless ya set out to.

Yuri: Well, whatís wrong with just being happy about it?

Estelle: You donít seem too happy, Yuri.

Yuri: Hmm? Yeah.. I mean, I feel a sense of accomplishment, but also kind of
empty...

Judith: Me too... Every time I beat a really tough enemy, I feel a little lonely
inside...

Karol: ...Iím pretty sure thatís just the two of you...

Rita: These fighting addicts, I swear...

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231: Enlightenment
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Karol: Yuri, that arte you did back there was awesome!

Raven: Sure was. I bet most enemies couldnít stay standiní after gettiní hit
with that.

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: *sigh*......

Karol: Yuri?

Yuri: To know--in an instant--how I need to move... That was the first time Iíve
ever felt that.

Karol: Whoa... It was really cool, Yuri!

Repede: Arooooo!

Raven: ((slowly back away)) Youíve done some growiní, Yuri. Heh, you sure are
something...

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232: Just...Stick Them Together
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Rita: Estelle, that arte you just did...

Estelle: Yes, I know. I surprised myself, too. I just kind of stuck attack magic
and support magic together and that came out.

Rita: No no no. That was way more powerful than ďjust kind of sticking them
togetherĒ!

Estelle: R-really?

Yuri: That just shows how strong Estelleís grown.

Repede: WOOF!

Rita: Well, youíre definitely a lot stronger than when I first met you.

Yuri: Keep up the good work, Estelle.

Estelle: Of course! You two do the same.

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233: Karolís Growing Up
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Karol: D-did...did you see what I just did?!

Yuri: Yeah, Karol, that was so awesome!

Repede: Woof!

Karol: Iíve...Iíve gotten really strong...

Yuri: Heh. Brave Vesperia is set if you keep doing things like that.

Karol: No, I canít just stop there! I have to keep working! Get even stronger!
((runs off))

Yuri: Looks like heís grown along with his artes. Good job, Karol.

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234: Th-Thanks...
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Estelle: Rita, that magic you used was amazing! ((moves in closer to stand right
next to Rita))

Rita: Wh-what do you mean... That wasnít really anything special!

Estelle: Are you kidding? It was special! That was really, really cool!

Rita: ((pushing her back)) E-enough already. It seriously was not anything
special! ...Compared to you...

Estelle: Oh... I was thinking how lucky I am to have a friend whoís so gifted
with magic...

Rita: R-really...?

Estelle: Yes, really!

Rita: Th-thanks...

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235: Strain on the Heart
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Raven: Spaaaaark! Did ya see my amaziní performance out there?!

Judith: Yeah, you were great. But are you okay?

Raven: Huh?

Judith: I mean, doesnít it strain your heart when you do an arte like that?

Raven: Mmmm, aw, Iíll be fine.

Judith: You sure? Well, go easy on yourself. ((walks away))

Raven: ((weary)) I wonder if my heart really can take it...

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236: Letís Go All Out
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Yuri: I didnít know you could fight like that.

Judith: Yeah, neither did I, actually. That was my first time.

Yuri: Really? You sure put on a good show.

Repede: Woof!

Judith: Heh. I thought it might be better to go all out, you know?

Baíul: *Howls*

Judith: Baíul agrees.

Yuri: Hah hah. Iím sure he does. Weíre counting on you, Judith.

Judith: And Iím counting on you.

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237: The Christening
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Repede: *Arooooo* ((big picture))

Raven: Oh? Looks like the pooch is pretty fired up!

Karol: Did you see that arte he did? It was like a Whooooosh Attack!

Raven: Uh, Karol? No. itís actually more of a...Mercurial Laceration!

Karol: Lame! Sounds like an old man thought it up.

Raven: An old man did, and it sounds damn good!

Rita: Argh! Will you two shut up?! It was a cut, right, so just call it ďSlash!Ē

Repede: ((smaller picture)) WOOF!

Yuri: All right. Done.

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238: Just Use Both
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Yuri: Hmm......

Karol: Whatís up, Yuri? Is something wrong with your weapon?

Yuri: No, I was just thinking about how different axes and swords feel to use...

Repede: *Whine?*

Estelle: Ah, you use both swords and axes, donít you.

Yuri: Yeah, but my artes change depending on which I use. Itís not a problem or
anything, but...

Karol: Hmmm... Well, I think you look cooler when youíre using axes, Yuri. It
makes you look stronger, too.

Repede: Woof!

Estelle: Really? I prefer Yuri when heís using swords, myself.

Judith: You should just use one in each hand.

Yuri: Give me a break...

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239: Congratulations
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Estelle: Yuri, you did it!

Yuri: Hmph, itís not such a big deal.

Raven: Come on, kid, ya won! The least ya could do is cheer up a little!

Yuri: Yeah, I won...but thatís not really what I was going for...

Raven: Now, donít get greedy. What more could ya want than ta enter a tournament
and come out on top?

Estelle: Maybe what you wanted more than winning was the feeling that youíd
really fought hard?

Yuri: Yeah... Something like that.

Raven: Sounds like ya understand Yuri pretty well.

Estelle: After having known Yuri for as long as I have, at least that much is
obvious.

Raven: Really? I guess you two know each other...REALLY well...

Estelle: N-no, thatís not what I meant at all...!

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240: A Youthís Victory
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Yuri: ((big picture)) Yeah!

Estelle: You did it!

Raven: Hey, you actually look a little happy, for once.

Estelle: Of course heís happy! Yuri defeated a lot of very fierce opponents!

Yuri: ((small picture)) Yeah, for the first time, winning actually feels like
something...

Estelle: Thatís the feeling that you really fought hard. You gave it your all,
Yuri!

Yuri: Right. It feels like this means a lot more than the last time I won a
tournament.

Raven: Hmmm, sounds like ya two are really gettiní close. How interestiní...

Estelle: *gasp* R-Raven, what are you talking about...!

Yuri: If youíre happy for me, old man then you and me are getting kind of close,
too, you know.

Raven: Oh. Uh. Heh heh...

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241: A Princessí Crucible
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Karol: Good job! I knew you could do it, Estelle.

Estelle: Thank you!

Rita: You twerp, youíre only saying that now so you can look good.

Karol: N-no, I mean it!

Rita: Oh, really...? Anyway, congratulations, Estelle.

Estelle: Thank you! Iím glad I could spread a little joy.

Yuri: Thatís good. You looked pretty serious out there. I was worried.

Estelle: Well... I just felt like I was on display for everyone to see...

Rita: Itís not a very good feeling to have people betting on whether youíll win
or lose.

Estelle: Yes...but then I realized I should focus on my opponent, not the people
watching me. The more you want to beat your opponent, the happier you are when
you finally win!

Yuri: Yeah, I guess so. Iím glad it was a good experience for you, Estelle.

Estelle: Yes! And all of your encouragement makes me want to work even harder!

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242: A Boyís Befuddlement
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Yuri: Hey, nice work, Karol! You won! You sure have grown strong.

Repede: WOOF!

Karol: Y-yeah, thanks!

Raven: I hear itís a great thing fer a guildís reputation if someone who won the
tournament joins Ďem.

Estelle: Yes, Brave Vesperia could become famous, thanks to you, Karol!

Karol: Heh, heh heh... M-m-m-maybe...

Yuri: You donít seem very happy, Karol.

Karol: N-n-no, I mean, y-y-yeah... What I did... I didnít know I... I was,
like... Whoa...

Estelle: I...donít understand what youíre saying...

Yuri: Youíre just flustered Ďcause youíre not used to it. Come on, Karol, thatís
not like you.

Raven: Heh heh. I dunno, that rambliní at the end there sounds just like him ta
me!

Repede: Woof!

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243: A Genius Mageís Change of Heart
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Rita: Well, thatís done.

Estelle: Youíre so nonchalant... Shouldnít you be a little happier?

Rita: Nah, that was too easy.

Raven: Act tough all ya want, but it looked like ya were haviní a pretty rough
time out there.

Rita: Maybe youíre starting to get cataracts, old man. Perhaps I can help you
blast them out!

Raven: Agh! No no no no!

Estelle: But you won! Thatís great! You could at least be a little bit
happier...

Rita: So what, I won. It doesnít change anything, really.

Raven: But they give out a prize specially tailored ta the winner.

Karol: Thatís right.

Rita: Oh... Maybe if Iíd won more battles, they wouldíve given me something
useful for my research... Guess I shouldíve beaten more opponents...

Raven: Ya already won the whole tournament... I donít think ya couldíve beaten
it any more than ya did...

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244: An Old Manís Dream
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Raven: *panting gasp*......

Yuri: ...Whatís the matter, old man? You won.

Raven: Th-this is a dream. I mean, conquering the coliseum after all these
years...

Judith: It was your dream to win this tournament?

Raven: Guild members across the world all hope ta achieve this once in their
lives.

Yuri: Then your dreamís come true! Thatís great!

Raven: No, this canít be real. This is a dream, I know it.

Yuri: If itís a dream, then you shouldnít be able to feel pain, right?

Judith: Letís test it out!

((Judith backs up a bit and the charges at Raven, sending him flying))

Raven: Gaaah...! ((crashes somewhere off-screen))

Yuri: Whoa... If the old man wasnít dreaming before, he certainly is now.

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245: A Maidenís Concern
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Judith: Thatís all there is?

Yuri: Not enough violence for you, huh?

Judith: Oh? Do you really think Iím that violent? That hurts, Yuri.

Rita: If youíre trying to make us think youíre an innocent young maiden, youíre
not fooling anyone.

Yuri: ...Innocent young maidens keep their pretty little selves out of coliseum
tournaments.

Judith: *sighs* Innocent young maidens also donít win tournaments full of
powerful opponents.

Yuri: Hah hah hah, thatís right...

Judith: *(Melancholic) Sigh*

Rita: Donít tell me you just got yourself down.

Raven: ((quickly walking on screen)) Ah, the melancholic sigh of an innocent
young
maiden... How picturesque!

Judith: Oh?

Raven: What, not violent enough for ya?

Judith: *(Annoyed) Sigh*

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246: A Dogís Thoughts on Battle
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Repede: AROOOOOOO!

Karol: What was that? A victory howl?

Yuri: Yeah, something like that, I think.

Rita: Heís just a dumb beast, after all. He probably just thinks he had a
successful hunt, or something.

Repede: *growling* Woof!

Yuri: He can hear you, you know. Repede thinks about all sorts of things. Youíve
offended him.

Rita: What do you mean, all sorts of things?

Repede: Woof! Woof woof!

Yuri: The significance of him winning a tournament thatís held by the world of
humans, for example.

Repede: WOOF! WOOF!

Yuri: Heís thinking about what a good chance it is to show humans how strong and
proud the noble dog is.

Rita: What, your pooch is a philosopher? Donít make me laugh.

Repede: WOOF! WOOF WOOF!

Yuri: So maybe youíd like to have a fight with Repede, with your honor on the
line?

((Repede starts growling and biting at Rita))

Rita: ((trying to get away)) Hey, I donít wanna fight you! Hey! Stop biting me,
let go...!

((they continue their ďfightĒ))

Karol: ...Iíve been wondering for a while, but... You understand what Repedeís
saying, donít you, Yuri?

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247: Stopping Enemies
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Karol: Wow, the hourglass is really amazing. The enemies just stopped moving!

Yuri: Yeah, it certainly makes it easier to win battles.

Karol: You can get ready for whatís next, attack enemies, change battle
formation...! And if weíre having trouble running away from enemies, this makes
it a cinch! Oh, and it even lets us keep enemies from running away! Itís
seriously awesome...

Rita: ...Hourglass! ((punches Karol, sending him flying))

Karol: Ngah...!

Rita: Personally, I find this way easier.

Yuri: *sigh*......

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248: New Fangled Whatsamahoozits
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Karol: The all-divide sure is useful.

Raven: No, itís no good! No good at all!

Repede: *Whine?*

Estelle: Why is that? I mean, it makes battles easier...

Raven: Rely on that gizmo too much, and pretty soon ya wonít be able ta win a
battle without it!

Yuri: Using items is a decent strategy, old man.

Raven: Kids... In my day, -

((Yuri, Repede, and Karol all start to leave, not caring enough to listen any
further))

Raven: - we fought fine without any of these gizmos and whatsamahoozits...

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249: The Tougher, The Better
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Karol: That last battle was sure fast! I wish all battles were that easy.

Yuri: Easy? I dunno, I didnít feel much of anything. I wanted a little more
action, you know?

Raven: Oh, yer a fan of getting beaten to a pulp while struggliní ta beat some
crazed, giant monster?

Yuri: Aw, donít put it like that, old man. Itís not struggling. Itís fun. Sooo
much fun. The best part about a battle is its raw challenge!

Karol: Its raw challenge, huh... I kinda like the way that sounds! ((music
note))

Raven: Ehh, sorry, but Iíd prefer to avoid the hard-fought battles. Theyíre
rough on these old bones.

Yuri: ((big picture)) But that makes it even more fun!

Raven: ((annoyed)) Howís that?

Yuri: ((small picture)) Thatís for you to find out, old man!

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250: No Mercy!
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Judith: That last battle went by in the blink of an eye. You guys are merciless!

Rita: Hit before the enemy has a chance to. The only certain victory is a
preemptive one.

Karol: We canít show our enemies any mercy!

Raven: If we take it too easy, then weíre just playiní with Ďem. Makes me feel
sorta bad fer Ďem, ya know?

Judith: But still, I think a little bit of mercy would have been okay, just to
be fair.

Raven: Youíre prolly the most cold-blooded, merciless killer of us all, Judith
darliní.

Judith: Oh? You really think that?!

Yuri: Looks like she doesnít even realize it.

Rita: I think sheís just pretending not to.

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251: Items? Who Needs Items?
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Karol: H-hey, hold on a sec!

Yuri: What is it? Is something the matter?

Karol: Help me organize these items, would you?

Estelle: Since when did we have so many of those?

Judith: We havenít been using them. They add up.

Yuri: If we can get by without using them, so much the better, right?

Estelle: Is that how it works...?

Judith: You donít want to get into the habit of wasting items when you donít
need to, right?

Estelle: Ummm... Iím simply not very familiar with using items...

Karol: Well, it doesnít matter what you pick, just use some items... Theyíre
going to waste!

Estelle: H-heís right, Yuri. Letís use our items.

Yuri: All right, if we need to.

Karol: Or at least help me sort them out!

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252: Exquisite Battles
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Karol: This is amazing! Weíve been through so many battles without a scratch!

Raven: Yeah! We are soooo tough!

Estelle: Yes, itís not fun at all to get hurt, even if we can heal wounds.

Judith: Though I have to say, itís unusually exhilarating to see enemies in
pain.

Rita: Youíre...scary...

Repede: Woof!

Yuri: Battle scars are the true mark of a man. Whatís the point of a battle if
you donít get hurt?

Judith: Oh? You like getting hurt?

Yuri: Thatís not what Iím saying...

Rita: I donít get you at all.

Raven: I get the feeliní Rita likes doliní out pain more than she likes
receiviní it! <3

Rita: I do.

Raven: Yer pretty scary, yerself...

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253: Not Enough Fat to Burn
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Yuri: Itís f-f-freezing... Think thereís a cabin or something where we could get
out of the cold?

Estelle: I donít think anyone would build a cabin on top of a sheet of ice...

Raven: If we just had some fire... Oh yeah, Rita, use yer magic ta give us some
fire, would ya?

Rita: What am I, a walking matchbox...? And besides, using it on YOU would be a
waste of aer.

Raven: Whatís the big deal? Werenít ya usiní it over and over again just a
little while ago?

Rita: That was to defeat enemies! What would you want me to set on fire, anyway?
((speculating something)) Hmmm, youíve got a pretty muscular body.

Raven: Huh...? Well, I mean, what with the guilds and the Knights and all, itís
a lot of work...

Rita: ...Doesnít look like thereís enough fat to burn very well...

Yuri: Hah hah. Thatís too bad.

Raven: ...Huh? ...Hey!

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254: The First Sign of a Cold?
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Estelle: ...Achoo...!

Karol: Huh? Are you catching a cold, Estelle?

Estelle: No... Itís just... Iíve been so cold, ever since I saw Rita use that
water magic of hers...

Karol: Thatís terrible! Are you sure youíre oka--ACHOO...!

Yuri: Now itís both of you? You should just tell Rita to stop using that kind of
magic.

Karol: I can hear Rita already. ďIíll decide what type of magic I use, thank you
very much!Ē

Estelle: Oh, come on. If we tell her that we might be coming down with colds,
Iím sure sheílló

Rita: Whatís that? Something about me? Kchoo!

Karol: Hey, you catch a cold too?

Rita: ...Maybe someoneís...talking about me behind my back...

((The other three look nervous))

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255: I Want a Shower
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Judith: Oh, what to do...

Karol: ...What do you mean?

Judith: Iíll die if I canít take a shower once a day... And in a dry old desert
like this...

Karol: R-really?! Rita, you have to do something!

Rita: Humph. Idiot... Sheíll be fine. Itís not like sheís a flower. Going
without a shower wonít kill you. Itís been 10 days since I last showered,
actually.

Judith: Itís been that long...? Iíd be on my deathbed if I were you...

Karol: Iíve got it! Ritaís not a flower! Sheís a prickly cactus!

Rita: ((big picture)) ...Die!

((Karol is sent flying by Ritaís magic))

Karol: Gaaah!

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256: I Like It!
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Karol: Itís so hot...

Raven: Thatís Ďcause Rita keeps usiní all that fire magic.

Rita: It doesnít have anything to do with my magic! The desertís just hot!
((punches Raven))

Raven: ((knocked sideways)) Ack!

Karol: Whatever. Itís just...really hot...

Rita: What...are you saying I should stop?

Yuri: I guess weíre saying itíd be real nice if you would...

Rita: I wonít stop...

Karol: Huh...?

Rita: ((aggressively)) I wonít stop. I like it.

Yuri: Arenít you hot, too? Come on...

Rita: Iím hot! But using the magic makes me feel so good that I forget all about
being hot, all right?!

((Rita charges at Yuri, then at Karol))

Karol: Wah, Ritaís nuts!!

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257: Watch and Learn
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Estelle: You look very good swinging a sword, Yuri.

Yuri: Youíre not bad yourself, Estelle.

Estelle: Really? My swordmaster used to scold me terribly...

Yuri: Well, I have to admit Iíd be surprised if you looked TOO natural.

Estelle: I really donít like fighting... I donít like hurting people...

Yuri: How ladylike of you.

Estelle: But...if I donít fight, Iíll end up hurt, myself, right?

Yuri: Yeah, thatís pretty much how it works.

Estelle: I wish I could enjoy fighting like you do, Yuri...

Yuri: You think I enjoy this?

Estelle: Donít you? I mean, the way your eyes shine... That only happens when
youíre fighting.

Yuri: O-oh, really?... Wow, youíre pretty observant.

Estelle: Yes, I like watching people.

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258: Even Dogs Have Pride
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Karol: I donít understand Repede. Heís a dog, with claws and fangs, but he uses
weapons...?

Repede: Grr...Woof!

Yuri: Yeah, I guess dogs do usually fight with claws and fangs.

Estelle: Huh? But Repedeís a dog, isnít he?

Repede: Woof woof!

Yuri: Repede is Repede.

Karol: ...What does that mean?

Repede: ((fiercely)) Woof woof! WOOF!

Yuri: Whatever he is, Repede doesnít think of himself as a dog. Thatís why he
uses weapons and items. But thatís not to say that he thinks of himself as a
human, either.

Estelle: ...I donít really understand... But he seems very proud.

Repede: WOOF!

Yuri: Yep! So show him some respect!

Karol: ...Hey, Yuri. Are you translating what Repedeís saying?

Yuri: Nah, itís just your imagination.

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259: Big Game in a Small Package
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Estelle: Isnít it hard to use a weapon that large, Karol?

Karol: Itís a little heavy, but I need to hold something large like this to make
myself look bigger.

Yuri: Thatís just the right trick to hide your miniscule size.

Rita: Ah, you want to look bigger to fool the enemies.

Estelle: Now that you mention it, small monsters often puff themselves up to
appear more menacing.

Karol: Right, itís just like...huh? Are you saying Iím the same as a monster?

Yuri: Even so, changing your appearance doesnít change who you really are,
Karol.

Rita: Are you dangerous? Tell us right now if you are!

Karol: Itís okay! ((big picture)) Iím an elite Hunting Blade! Thereís nothing to
worry about!

Yuri: ...I hope thatís not one of your clever tricks.

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260: Ritaís Calm Mind
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Estelle: Rita, you seem very used to fighting for someone whoís been doing
research in Aspio for so long.
Rita: Iím just used to using magic, and Iíve been working to cultivate a calm
mind.
Yuri: A calm mind, huh...?
((Karol thinks about something then starts sneaking up on Rita))
Estelle: Is there something wrong with that?
Karol: ((jumps at Rita)) ...Boo!
((Rita, calm as can be, punches him, knocking him to the ground))
Karol: Ouch!
Rita: Sorry, I thought you were a monster.
Karol: Argh... Iíll startle you someday, you just wait...
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261: Touchy Subject
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Raven: Ya think we might cut down on the battles a bit? This old man canít take
it fer much longer!
Karol: Really? We havenít been fighting any more than usual...
Raven: Yeah, but keepiní up with your youthful pace is killiní me!
Yuri: Perhaps we should go at a pace of someone older and slower?
Raven: Whoíre ya calliní older aní slower?
Judith: Donít worry, youíre still young and full of life.
Raven: Ah yes, Iím glad you understand me at least, Judith honey... <3
Karol: He was the one who called himself an old man...
Yuri: Cut him some slack, Karol. People his age get sensitive about these
things.
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262: A Weirdo Among Weirdoes
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Estelle: Your spear fighting is fluid and your footwork is amazing! I love
watching you fight, Judith.
Judith: Oh, itís my pleasure!
Yuri: Arenít all Krityans more of the nerdy, scholarly type? More indoors than
outdoors people?
Estelle: Yuriís anti-book comments aside, is it true that the Kritya donít fight
in battles?
Judith: It seems most of us donít like fighting very much.
Estelle: So youíre an exception?
Yuri: A weirdo among weirdos, then.
Judith: How strange. Iíve always thought it was normal to fight someone who was
threatening you.
Yuri: Yeah, true.
Estelle: Really? Is that normal?
Yuri: Sure, itís normal.
Judith: Totally normal.
Estelle: I-I see...
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263: Ahh, Youth!
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Estelle: Doesnít all that fighting ever make you tired, Yuri?
Yuri: Nah! Iíve got you here to heal me if I get hurt, after all.
Estelle: But...getting hurt and getting tired are different... Donít you ever
run out of energy?
Yuri: Mmm... Iíd say swinging my sword gives me more energy, rather than taking
it away.
Rita: Youíre like an overenergetic kid who runs around until he passes out!
Yuri: Course, Iíve got more energy than a kid, so I can make that much more
mischief.
Raven: Ah, youth! Iím outta breath with just one swing. I wish I could go back
ta my younger days...
Yuri: Talk about pathetic...
Raven: Donít worry, it wonít be long before yer in the same boat as me, kid! Ha
ha ha!
Rita: I donít think thatís too funny, old man.
Yuri: ((big picture)) Well, until then, you can just sit and suffer in
admiration
of my youthful energy!
Estelle: Thatís the first time Iíve ever heard of someone suffering in
admiration...
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264: Thinking Too Hard?
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Estelle: You know, at first I wasnít comfortable with fighting, but recently
Iíve
gotten quite used to it.
Yuri: Oh yeah? Well, you have been fighting a lot, huh?
Judith: It looks like youíre still wasting energy with some unnecessary
movements, though.
Estelle: I always try hard to think of what I should do next, but somehow I just
canít get things right...
Yuri: Maybe youíre thinking too hard?
Judith: If you fought more on a gut level, your body might respond more fluidly.
Estelle: On a gut level... ((big picture)) I see! So I just need to follow my
instincts!
Yuri: ...You think maybe she misunderstood what we were saying?
Judith: Maybe, but I think sheíll figure things out.
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265: When You Put Your Mind to It
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Karol: Whew...
Raven: What? Tired already? What a poor excuse fer a warrior!
Karol: T-tired?! No way, not me!
Judith: It wouldnít be strange if you were, Karol. Youíve come the farthest out
of all of us.
Karol: Th-the farthest out of all of us... Heh, maybe...
Raven: Youíre young! Young people hafta work hard. Itís nothing to be getting
all worked up over.
Karol: Urgh...
Judith: Karol may be energetic, but heís still a child. He doesnít have as much
strength as the rest of us.
Karol: I-Iím fine! ((big picture)) I can work just as hard as you two do!
Raven: Exactly, ya canít be usiní yer age ta get out of doiní yer part for the
team!
Karol: ((small picture, annoyed)) I-I know that!
Judith: Karol, youíre really good when you put your mind to it!
Karol: Heh heh......
Raven: Hey, Karol... You werenít just fishiní fer a compliment from Judith, were
ya?
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266: Talking in Your Sleep
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Judith: Rita, last night you were saying the strangest things in your sleep...
Karol: What was it? Címon, tell me!
Rita: H-hey, donít go telling weird stories about me...
Judith: You were chanting magic spells.
Karol: ...So what? Thatís not scandalous or anything!
Rita: Shut up! What were you expecting, anyway?!
Karol: Rita, I think all this fighting weíve been doing is getting to you.
Judith: Rita, you were so cute, saying spells in your sleep.
Rita: Wh-what are you talking about?
Judith: But I have to say, I was pretty surprised when the spell actually
worked.
Karol: S-seriously?
Judith: You see? Rita, you should really get a little more rest.
((Karol starts to slowly back away, looking scared))
Rita: ...How much of that was true, and how much of it was a total lie?
Judith: Oh Iíve never been very good at lies.
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267: Lucky?
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Raven: I canít believe Iíve gone this long without dyiní in battle... This canít
be good!
Repede: *Whine?*
Yuri: It seems good to me. Or do you still not care about dying since you
already died once?
Raven: Mmm, I canít say that feelinís totally gone, but maybe itís lessened a
tad.
Yuri: Yeah? Then show it! Be happy!
Repede: WOOF!
Raven: Fate waits until youíre on top of the world ta knock ya down. I gotta
stay on my toes.
Yuri: So youíre just going to keep pretending like youíre troubled, and hope
fate doesnít notice.
Raven: ((big picture)) Smart kid. Iím gonna keep testiní my luck and see just
how
far it takes me.
Yuri: Donít come crying to me when fate comes for payback!
Repede: WOOF!
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268: Beautiful Juggernaut
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Judith: ((big picture))
Karol: Judith, you always go right for the enemies, donít you?
Estelle: Yes, you never hesitate at all!
Repede: Woof!
Judith: ((small picture)) Hah hah hah.
Yuri: Youíre a juggernaut.
((Judith suddenly runs off without a word))
Karol: Huh? What does that mean, Yuri?
Yuri: It means she charges like a boar!
Estelle: A juggernaut means something that has so much inertia that it canít be
stopped or redirected.
Karol: Huh... Hey, Judithís gone!
Repede: Woof!
Judith: ((comes back)) Sorry, Iím back now.
Estelle: Where did you go, Judith?
Judith: Oh, I thought I saw something. Seems like it wasnít a monster after all.
Yuri: That instinct of yours to attack anything that moves reminds me of a
wolf...
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269: Canine Hero
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Yuri: I donít know what weíd do in this journey without Repedeís help.
Karol: How come Repedeís so strong, anyway?
Repede: Woof! Woof woof!
Yuri: He trained hard in order to capture the spot of Big Boss.
Estelle: What do you mean? ďCapture the spot of Big BossĒ...?
Repede: Grr...Woof!
Yuri: It was a battle to defeat the Little Wolves, the leaders of all the dogs
and cats in the capital.
Estelle: Th-they had a leader...?
Yuri: ((passionately explaining)) They were the former ďBig BossesĒ. They
oppressed the cats and dogs, and even harmed humans.
Karol: U-umm... Iím really interested in hearing more, but...
Estelle: Y-yeah... If itís a long story, maybe you could tell us when we have
more time?
Repede: *Whine*...woof!
Yuri: Oh well, your loss... Long story short, Repede fought for the dogs and
cats, ((Repede = big picture)) and now heís their boss.
Karol: So he got stronger to protect the ones he cared about.
Estelle: And the reason heís fighting now is also to protect the people he cares
about, right?
Repede: ((small picture)) WOOF WOOF!
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270: Never Stop Training
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Karol: Huh? Whereís Yuri...?
Estelle: Oh, he said he was going to go for a jog...
Karol: Really? He sure is energetic...
Yuri: ((walking up to them)) Hey, Karol!
Karol: Whatís up, Yuri?
Yuri: I just havenít fought in many battles lately. I donít want to get out of
shape. You wanna come?
Karol: Uh, I...sure, I guess.
Estelle: All right, Iíll come along, too!
Yuri: Okay, this timeís for real! Four mile run, followed by 100 sit-ups, push-
ups, and squats! Letís go!
Karol: H-h-hold on here... Are you serious...? E-Estelle, youíre okay with this?
Estelle: Huh? Isnít this a normal exercise routine?
Yuri: Thatís our princess for you. All right, letís go!
((Yuri grabs Karol and starts running, dragging him along, with Estelle
following))
Karol: Wh-why do I have to go?!
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271: Someone Veeeery Important
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Estelle: Iím just a bother for everyone. I fought with Yuri when we started out,
but recently...
Raven: Yuri says that he doesnít want ya ta get hurt.
Judith: You must be very important to him. Iím jealous.
Estelle: Huh? Y-you mean...
Raven: Estelle, what do ya think of Yuri, anyway?
Judith: Oh, come on, itís obvious...
Estelle: P-please, stop...! You have the wrong idea...
Rita: ((walking by)) What are you two adults trying to convince Estelle of this
time?
Raven: Oh, does our genius mage want in on this, too?
Rita: ((stopping briefly)) Yuriís just been keeping her out of battle because
Flynn asked him to take care of her, right
((starts to walk away again))
Estelle: ((disappointed/upset)) Th-thatís right. Thatís what it is! Thereís
nothing else to it. Nothing at all...
Judith: Poor Estelle...
Raven: Oh! Itís absolutely heartbreaking!
Estelle: Iím telling you, you have it all wrong!
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272: What Am I Good For?
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Karol: Hey, let me fight every once in a while, too, okay?
Yuri: Really, Karol? You want to fight that badly?
Karol: Yeah, I want to fight--for Brave Vesperia...!
Raven: Thereís more that you can do fer the guild than just fightiní, ya know.
Yuri: ...Thatís a pretty surprising bit of wisdom coming from you, old man.
Karol: But...what should I do, then?
Yuri: Hmm... You could cook food for us, or gather information about places
weíre going... Youíre good at those kinds of things, right?
Karol: Oh yeah...
Raven: And yer really good at findiní cute girls fer me ta talk ta, right?
Yuri: ...Hold on. Karol, have you really been doing that for the old man?
Karol: Uh...yeah... I mean, Raven told me to bring cute girls to him, so...
Raven: This kidís such a cutie, the ladies are all over him! <3
Yuri: ...Karol, you shouldnít be so trusting.
Raven: Huh, whyís that?
Karol: Trusting of what?
Yuri: *Sigh* Never mind...
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273: Stress Relief
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Yuri: Oh, okay, thatís why...
Karol: Yeah, donít you think?
Rita: What?
Yuri: Doesnít it stress you out just watching everyone else fight all the time?
Rita: You sure youíre not confusing me with yourself?
Karol: You donít wonder what it is about yourself that makes other people not
want to rely on you?
Rita: Maybe thatís the way YOU feel...
Karol: ...You really do have it together, Rita.
Rita: I get to think about things while you all are in battle. Itís nice.
Yuri: Hmmm, I guess hitting Karol and kicking the old man arenít as much of a
stress relief as I thought.
Rita: What, you think stuff like this relieves stress? ((punches Karol))
Karol: Ow...! So cut it out!
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Yuri: Raven, you havenít fought with us much at all, have you?
Raven: Oh no! Quite the contrary!
Estelle: What do you mean?
Raven: While you all have been busy fightiní yer own battles, Iíve been doiní
some fightiní of my own!
Yuri: Are you saying weíve just been too caught up with our own fighting to
notice?
Estelle: Huh? B-but I looked over during a battle the other day. You were just
hanging around like normal...
Raven: Well ya never know when the demons of sleep or hunger will rear their
ugly heads!
Yuri: I see... That must be tough, what with the lack of urgency or any real
danger.
Estelle: Hehe, and yet you always suffer a crushing defeat!
Raven: Itís so true... So maybe ya can swap me in sometime soon? Iíll work
hard...
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Judith: *Sigh*...
Karol: Hey, Yuri, somethingís weird about Judith.
Yuri: Judyís always weird.
Judith: Youíre terrible... Canít you see how stressed I am?
Karol: Whatís the matter? Did something happen?
Judith: Iím just...Iím just not helpful at all, am I...?
Karol: Thatís not true! Why would you say that?
Judith: No, you donít have to pretend. Iím too weak, I know it.
Karol: You...weak?! Trust me, nobody thinks that at all!
Judith: No, itís all right. Donít try to make me feel better. Itís easier for me
this way, anyway.
Yuri: ...Youíre bored, arenít you? Not being able to fight...?
Judith: Oh...
Karol: ...Is that what youíre worried about?
Judith: No, itís okay. I can handle the boredom... *sigh* Besides, I have Baíul
to talk to.
Yuri: *Sigh*
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276: Repede Wants to Play
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Repede: Whine...
Karol: You look pretty tired, Repede.
Repede: Woof! Grarrr. ((lunges at Karol))
Karol: Ow! H-hey?!
Yuri: He only looks tired to lull his enemies into a false sense of security.
Karol: E-enemies?! Iím not an enemy!
Yuri: He hasnít been fighting lately. Maybe he has a lot of pent-up energy. Play
with him some...
Karol: D-donít you think itíd be better if you did that, Yuri? ((Repede starts
to
ďplayĒ some more))...Agh...gah, gah, gaaah!!!
Repede: Woof! Woof woof!
Yuri: Aww, thatís nice, Karol. It looks like Repedeís warmed up to you.
Karol: Wh-what? He just wants attention Ďcause he hasnít been fighting lately--
((Repede starts to growl and bark ďplayfullyĒ)) Agh, let go, let go, aaahh!!
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Karol: I wonder why my bag works so well when I hit enemies with it...?
Rita: Huh? You donít know how your own bag works?
Karol: Yeah, not really.
Rita: ...Surely the bag just has a high level of aer conductance?
Karol: Aer...conductance?
Rita: Itís a measure of how easily something carries aer. The aer produced when
you use strike artes must be easily conducted through that bag.
Karol: So thatís why enemies get weaker when I hit them with my bag?
Rita: Exactly. Itís the same as with my belt. Different people have different
items that carry aer for them more easily.
Karol: Wow, interesting... Thanks, Rita!
Rita: You sure donít know much about your own possessions. ((walks away))
Karol: I guess Iíd better take good care of my bag!
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Karol: Yuriís croquettes are the best!
Rita: How strange... Theyíre just balls of mashed potatoes, but...
Judith: There must be a secret ingredient!
Raven: Oh yeah? Whatíd ya put in it, Yuri?
Yuri: ((completely straight-faced)) Love.
((everyoneís shocked and/or freaked out))
Rita: Agh! ...*Hack* *hack* Ick, blech!
Karol: Wh-who are you and what did you do with Yuri...?
Raven: My heariní isnít what it used to be. What did ya say the secret
ingredient was?
Yuri: Love! The lady who ran the inn where I lived always said cooking was all
about love. I put as much love in them as I could. So eat them with care, okay?
Karol: Yuriís love-filled croquettes...
Rita: Ugh...
Raven: I wish they werenít so good...
Judith: A secret ingredient is a cookís greatest treasure. You didnít want to
tell them, did you?
Yuri: Actually, I didnít put anything special in there at all.
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279: Call It What It Is!
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Karol: Estelle, your potato soup sure is good!
Yuri: Iím not used to soup being cold, but this is really delicious.
Estelle: Itís not potato soup. Itís called vichyssoise.
Yuri: Estelle, what would you call a soup made from onions?
Estelle: That would be onion soup, but...
Karol: Then this is potato soup!
Estelle: No, itís vichyssoise! Itís the name of the dish!
Yuri: Hey, Rita. ((Rita starts to walk over)) What would you call this soup?
Rita: ...Potato soup.
((Yuri starts grinning like a madman, and Estelle gets upset))
Estelle: Why wonít any of you call it vichyssoise...?
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Karol: ((big picture)) All right! On todayís menu we have...a rice omelette!
Estelle: Wow... This looks great! You drew a face on it in ketchup! This is
Repedeís face, isnít it?
Yuri: Mine is Repede facing to the left.
Repede: Woof!
Rita: Mineís a...golem? Wow, you even got all the details right.
Yuri: Youíre really talented, Karol.
Karol: ((smaller picture)) Heh, so are they good? I spiced it up by adding
some...
Huh? Why arenít you eating?
Estelle: Itís so cute... I donít want to ruin it by eating it!
Rita: I wanted to save him...
Karol: C-come on, eat up! Donít stare! Eat it already! I worked really hard!
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281: An Improved Recipe
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Raven: Oh ho, Rita! I hear yer finally a stir-fried veggie master?
Rita: I guess so. Nothingís impossible for me.
Judith: You sure you didnít just have a good teacher?
Rita: It always has to be about you, doesnít it? This was all my genius. But
stir-fry is a pain to eat. It ties up both my hands so I canít read!
Karol: Estelleíll get mad at you if she catches you reading while youíre eating.
Rita: I got it! Put the vegetables between slices of bread like a sandwich. One
hand! Genius!
Karol: Why do you want to go mess up perfectly good food like that?!
Judith: A stir-fried veggie sandwich... What an original concept!
Raven: ...It looks like Judithís ready ta add that to her cookbook.
Karol: Man, Ritaís always gotta screw things up...
Rita: Youíre just jealous!
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282: Melts a Young Girlís Heart
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Karol: Howíd you master making crepes, Raven? I thought you hated sweet foods.
Raven: My boy, you got a lot ta learn about the miraculous powers sweet foods
have over the ladies. An exquisite crepe melts a young girlís heart and leads
her straight into the arms of the chef--me!
Estelle: For people who like sweet things, thereís nothing harder to refuse than
a delicious crepe.
Judith: And if you know someone made it just for you...
Karol: Uh...yeah, I guess crepes could really reel Ďem in...
Rita: I know someoneís reeling at least...
Raven: Told ya. They love me!
Karol: Y-yeah, okay, good luck, then.
Raven: Not luck, son. Skill.
*(Yuri, despite being there in the skit, does not react. One. Single. Bit.)*
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283: Judith Goes All Out
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Yuri: Rita, youíre eating quietly for once. Do you like the food?
Rita: I wouldnít say I like it...but I donít dislike it.
Judith: Iím glad it suits your taste, Rita.
Estelle: Iíve heard that making pork stew is especially time-intensive.
Judith: Yes, it takes at least two days to boil the pork until itís soft enough
to eat.
Yuri: It seems youíre pretty good at cooking elaborate dishes, Judy.
Judith: I used to cook a lot. I donít mind a little work if people will enjoy
it.
Yuri: Did you use to cook for your family?
Judith: Yes. And no I have you all! It makes all of the hard work worthwhile.
Rita: ((has continued eating quietly the whole time))...Itís delicious.
Estelle: Huh? Rita, did you say something?
Rita: No.
Judith: Heh heh, thank you, Rita.
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284: A True Gourmand
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Rita: Hey, thereís something seriously messed up about people eating dog food.
Yuri: Itís all the same mush once it hits your stomach, right?
Rita: Dog food and people food are totally different!
Karol: Youíre just afraid youíll start liking it.
Estelle: But donít you think the taste is addictive? I love the unusual flavor!
Yuri: An acquired taste for the true gourmand.
Repede: Woof!
Karol: Maybe thatís one taste I donít really need to acquire...
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285: All For You...
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Karol: Yuri, youíre really good at cooking!
Repede: Woof.
Raven: Yer not half bad yerself, Karol.
Yuri: Youíre pretty good at it too, for an old man whoís always making excuses
not to cook.
Raven: The ladies love a man who can cook!
Karol: No way... If that were true, Iíd be the coolest guy around!
Raven: Seriously, itís true!
Karol: Even if it doesnít make me cool, I guess Iím happy just to have other
people enjoy my cooking.
Yuri: Yeah, itís a lot better than just cooking for yourself.
Raven: Itís nice watchiní a lady enjoy a good meal. I could care less about
guys.
Karol: Next time I cook for you, Raven, all youíre getting is a butter sandwich.
Yuri: Nah, spreading butter is too much work. Just give him the crusts.
Raven: What happened ta being happy about other people enjoyiní yer cooking...?
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286: Ritaís 3-Second Cooking
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Estelle: Oooh, Iím following the recipes... Why isnít my food coming out as good
as yours, Judith?
Judith: I do all of my seasoning by taste. Maybe thatís it.
Rita: Try changing the balance of ingredients, or adding some seasoning thatís
not in the recipe.
Estelle: Good idea. Iíll try that.
Judith: Rita, I never expected to hear such practical advice coming from you!
Rita: H-hey! Iím not the best cook, but adding spices is like mixing chemicals.
Itís just chemistry.
Judith: I guess, in a way...but I also feel like thatís not all there is to it.
Estelle: So do you and Yuri use your own special seasonings? Is that why your
food is so good?
Judith: Exactly. If you just rely on the recipe, your cooking will never be
really delicious.
Estelle: Cooking is hard, but Iíll keep trying. I want to learn how to make
better food!
Judith: That desire is the most important thing of all.
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287: Hunger is the Best Spice
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Karol: Iím so hungry...
Raven: Iím dyiní here...
Yuri: Already? The girls look like theyíre doing fine.
((stomach growls))
Karol: ...Was that Estelle? Listen, her stomachís rumbling, too!
Estelle: I can wait. Though itís been a little difficult...
((another stomach growl))
Raven: Hmm? That sounded like it came from Rita.
((third growl))
Yuri: Judy, you too? Are you trying to see who can hold out the longest?
Judith: Perhaps a diet is a little bit like a competition in holding out.
Raven: A diet? What do you need a diet for?! Especially you, Rita! Lose any more
weight, and youílló((is knocked down by Ritaís punch))
Rita: Iím just waiting until I finish reading this book, okay?!
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289: About to Go Wild
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((loud stomach growls))
Karol: I canít take it anymore... Iím seriously gonna starve...
Raven: Can I eat a gel?
Yuri: No.
Repede: Grrrr...Woof!
Raven: D-does the pooch look a little scary ta anyone else?
Rita: Oh, heís probably just hungry enough for his wild instincts to kick in.
Judith/Estelle (sounds like everyone else as well): *sigh*.......
Raven: The pooch isnít the only one about to go wild.
Yuri: Iím no good at diets, seriously.
Karol: This isnít a diet. Itís a fast... Why do we have to stop eating, too?
Judith: We canít have delicious smells just wafting by! Weíre just as hungry as
you are!
Karol: Agh, what a tyrant...
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290: Letís Eat Already
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Karol: I...am...so...hungry...! Weíre seriously gonna starve!
Judith: Save your energy, Karol. Youíll just make yourself hungrier.
Estelle: Sharp stomachs make short graces, Karol.
Karol: ...What does that mean?
Yuri: It means hunger can make you rude...and that leads to angry people
attacking you with sharp things.
Raven: I think yer a little off... But whatever, Yuri and Rita seem ta be pretty
calm despite not haviní eaten in a while.
Yuri/Rita: Iím used to it.
Raven: Uh huh...
Estelle: Ah! ...Thereís a delicious steak, right on top of Repedeís back...
Judith: Itís a trap! Donít succumb to temptation.
Yuri: Maybe we should do something about this...
Karol: Yuri! Yuri! I found a green piece of veggie-bread in my bag! I can eat
it, right? Right?
Yuri: What the... No, Karol, donít! Seriously, this is getting dangerous. Letís
eat something already!
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291: Mmm... Pretty Bread
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Estelle: It looks like what we just cooked used up the last of our ingredients.
Repede: *Whine!*
Yuri: Weíll have to stop by a town and pick up some more, I guess.
Karol: Hey, there was a green piece of veggie bread left in my bag!
Estelle: A green piece of... Uhh... What a strange type of bread.
Repede: *Whine*...?
Yuri: ...Karol, when did you buy that bread?
Karol: I dunno.
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292: The Proper and The Picky
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Rita: Iím not eating! Itís all stuff I hate.
Yuri: Itís not good for you to be so picky, you know.
Repede: Woof.
Karol: Yuriís right. You need to eat more so you can grow bigger.
Rita: And just what parts of me arenít big enough for you?!
Yuri: Karol, you have a lot to learn about ladies.
Repede: *Whine*...
Estelle: Well Flynn told me that you didnít have any understanding of female
psychology, Yuri.
Rita: Nice one, Estelle.
Yuri: *sigh* ......
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293: Done Growiní
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Raven: Stop making food I donít like! Make somethiní else! I wonít take this
bullyiní!
Judith: Okay... No food for you, then.
Karol: All of us have things we donít like, but you donít see us complaining.
Live with it.
Rita: You should be thankful. I stopped reading to come here and eat with you,
you know!
Estelle: An unbalanced diet can lead to an unhealthy body!
Raven: Iím done growiní! I can afford a little lack of nutrition at my age!
Repede: Woof woof! Woof!
Yuri: Repedeís making fun of you, Old Man. He says youíre a disgrace to humans.
Youíre the oldest one here... Arenít you ashamed of yourself?
Raven: No way. Iím a poor excuse for a grown-up.
Yuri: Sheesh, listen to him...
Judith: Youíre terrible.
((Raven turns to stone at Judithís criticism))
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Karol: *Sigh* ...Again?
Estelle: This foodís a staple. But...I do wonder why we always have the same
thing to eat. We have other recipes we could be making.
Karol: Rita said she liked it so much she could eat it every day.
Rita: Hey, the old man was whining about how much he hates every other kind of
food.
Raven: Well, Yuri was goiní on and on about how we hafta save money on food!
Yuri: Judy, didnít you say this would be a good way to compare our cooking?
Judith: I thought Estelle was trying to perfect this dish...
((everyone pauses for a moment, thinking))
Yuri: ...I want something else.
Karol: Me too!
Raven: Me three!
Rita: Iím tired of this!
Judith: Our other recipes are going to waste!
Estelle: All right, letís eat something different next time, okay?
Karol: So I wasnít the only one who was tired of it, after all...
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295: Cook to Live
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Estelle: Yuri, you like cooking, donít you?
Yuri: I donít know about ďlikeĒ... Why?
Estelle: Weíve been making you cook for us all the time, and you havenít refused
once.
Raven: Quiet, Estelle! We donít want him ta stop!
Yuri: Itís all right. I noticed.
Karol: You donít mind? Isnít it a lot of work?
Yuri: I used to cook for myself when I was living in the capital. Itís not bad
at all.
Judith: Itís not bad...but you donít really like it?
Yuri: Well...it was better than having to eat dangerously awful stuff every
single day. He meant well, but he didnít realize how bad he was. This was the
only way to stop him.
Raven: Ya got my condolences, Yuri. ((glares pointedly at Rita))
Rita: Why are you looking at me?!
Yuri: Ritaís cooking is nothing compared to this stuff, trust me.
Judith: Iíd like to meet someone who could make food like that.
Raven: Itís like lookiní at a scary monster. Iíll pass on the food, though.
Yuri: ...You already met him.
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296: Estelliseís Cooking Practice
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Rita: Hey Estelle, youíve been doing most of the cooking. You could let the guys
cook every now and then.
Estelle: No, itís fine! The more I cook, the better I get.
Judith: Thatís true. Cooking is something you get used to. I think your cooking
has really improved.
Estelle: Thanks, Judith! Iím happy that I have your seal of approval. Every day
I shred two vegetables, julienne one, and chiffonade two more. Guess it was
worth it.
Karol: You didnít have to do all that... Right, Yuri?
Yuri: Yeah. Itís a waste of veggies.
Rita: I think you missed the point.
Estelle: No, itís okay. Repedeís been eating all of the vegetables for me,
besides the onions.
Yuri: Repede!!
Repede: ...*Whine*
Judith: Ahh, I thought Repede was getting a little pudgy.
Raven: Ya, his attacks in battleíve been leaviní a bit ta be desired, too.
Yuri: Repede, youíve gotta learn how to say no to food...
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297: Today, Yesterday, the Day Before That...
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Karol: Foodís ready, everybody!
Estelle: Umm, Karol... Isnít this the same thing you made yesterday?
Rita: Not just yesterday, but the day before and the day before that, too!
Raven: Ya must like this a lot ta be makiní it all the time, huh?
Karol: Thatís right! I like it so much I could eat it every day!
Raven: Olí Raven prefers a more refined, mature taste.
Karol: Since Iím always cooking, I figured it was my right to make what I like
to eat.
Yuri: Well, thatís a good point.
Rita: Hold on! Youíre seriously okay with eating the same thing every day
forever?
Yuri: Iím happy just to have something to eat. Karolís cooking isnít half bad,
either.
Karol: Thanks, Yuri. I canít wait to make delicious food tomorrow, too!
Raven: So tomorrowíll be the same as today, then?
Judith: It looks that way. Too bad...
Estelle: Iím worried that this will be bad for our nutrition.
Rita: Donít bother making any of the same stuff for me! Iíd rather go hungry.
Karol: You know, you could all just do some cooking yourselves for once...
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298: ďItĒ
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Rita: Hey, whatís with making me do all the cooking?!
Raven: Ah, perhaps youíve gotten better and ya finally came to enjoy cookiní?
Rita: No way! Cooking is a pain, and itís a waste of time, too! The point of
eating is to restore your energy, right? Just eat some bread or a banana or
something!
Yuri: What, you want us to just eat the ingredients raw?
Karol: I remember Rita serving a sandwich that was just two pieces of bread with
a raw egg in between...
Judith: A raw egg? How original!
Raven: Hey, donít get any ideas, now!
Rita: Make me cook again...and Iíll put ďitĒ in the food.
Raven: Put what in the food?
Rita: Something Iíve been saving for a special occasion.
Judith: Ooh, that sounds interesting.
Karol: Judith, donít encourage her!
Rita: Donít you dare make me cook next time!
Estelle: Aww, and I wanted to try what Rita was saving for a special occasion...
Karol: Estelle, I donít think you do...
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299: The Old Manís Cooking
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Raven: Donít ya think yaíve made olí Raven cook enough lately? Come on, somebody
switch with me!
Rita: Youíre kidding. No way.
Estelle: Youíre a better cook than I am, too... Please, keep up the good work.
Yuri: Itís all you.
Judith: I like your cooking!
Raven: Why wonít anybody trade places with me?!
Karol: Maybe thereís a good reason for that? And besides, your cooking tastes
good.
Raven: Well, Iím sure yer happy with that, but I donít wanna do it!
Rita: So you shouldnít have to cook just because you donít want to? How selfish
can you get?
Raven: ...Selfish? Youíre one ta talk!
Yuri: But cooking the food yourself is a good way to avoid forgetting when you
last ate, donít you think?
Raven: True, true, lately my memoryís been jusí horrib-- Wait a sec, my memoryís
not THAT bad! *Sigh* Just how much of an old fart do you think I am...?
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300: Poor, Little, Helpless Men
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Estelle: Judith, weíre always making you do the cooking for us... You donít
mind?
Yuri: Would you like us to help out every now and then?
Judith: No, thatís okay. Cookingís fun. Of course, we can switch if you donít
like my cooking...
Karol: No, we love your cooking! I could never get tired of it!
Raven: Indeed. It brings back memories of long ago... Itís the sorta cookiní I
could eat every day.
Judith: Heh heh, that makes me so happy! Thatís the sort of cooking Iíve been
trying for. Itíd be nice if someday you thought to yourself, ďGee, I sure would
like some of Judithís cooking.Ē
Yuri: Yeah, I wouldnít mind having this again.
Rita: ...Careful, boys. Just in case you havenít caught on, sheís taming you.
((guys are shocked))
Karol: What?!
Judith: Oh my, looks like Iíve been found out.
Raven: Heh, heh... ((kinda upset)) Beiní tamed, huh?
Yuri: Iím not sure I can resist...
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301: Hot Food, Hot Sun
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((everyone looks like theyíre in pain/extremely hot))
Rita: Who the hell decided to pan-fry noodles in the middle of a searing hot
desert?
Estelle: People should really give more thought to these decisions...
Yuri: ((practically yelling)) Yeah. And itís not just hot--this strong taste
really dries out your throat, too!
Repede: Woof, woof woof.
Judith: I feel like the more I eat, the weaker I get...
Yuri: I canít stop sweating. Damn it, I canít stop!!
((Raven starts walking in))
Karol: Yuri, youíre more worked up than usual...
Raven: ...Letís just say ya owe us one, boss.
Yuri: Owe you one?
Raven: I see what yer doiní, gettingí all worked up. Ya said yourself yesterday
that ya wanted some noodles. So did ya make Ďem yerself? Did ya ask someone else
ta do it? Hmm?
Yuri: ...Sorry. I guess fried noodles really arenít good for eating in the
desert.
Repede: ...*Whine*
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Rita: Who the hell thought itíd be a good idea to make s-s-sorbet in this
freezing weather...
Karol: Itís s-s-so cold, my t-t-teeth are chattering too much to eat...
Judith: I think sorbet can be delicious even in the cold.
Rita: So it was you!
Judith: I was just expressing my opinion... I never said it was me!
Karol: J-J-Judith, youíre all right eating sorbet d-d-dressed like that?
Raven: If ya get...an upset stomach, Judy...Iíll give ya a massage!
Rita: Th-th-thatís hardly something you should be saying, with our p-p-purple
lips and your runny nose!
Yuri: Rita, can you...cast spells...like that?
Rita: P-p-probably not... My t-t-teeth are chattering too much...
Karol: And my hands are t-t-too stiff to hold my weapons!
Yuri: Eating sorbet...in a frigid cold field of snow... Th-th-this is not fun...
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303: Not Too Sharp...
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Karol: Ugh... This is terrible.
Yuri: Did you follow the recipe? There are ingredients in this food that really
shouldnít be in it.
Estelle: Actually, I havenít seen our recipe book around recently...
Raven: Yeah, I wonder where it went.
Rita: Recipe book...? Is this it, by any chance?
Judith: Rita, you had it?
Rita: No wonder it seemed so flimsy and weak.
Karol: You were using it as a weapon...?
Rita: Someone replaced my book with this thing. Itís not my fault nobody noticed
the recipes were gone.
Yuri: Well, I canít argue with you there.
Judith: We donít have very many recipes either... Maybe we should have some more
interest in cooking.
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Estelle: Yuri, the food you cooked was so delicious! It might even be better
than the chefís in the castle!
Repede: Woof!
Yuri: Flattery will get you nowhere, you know.
Estelle: Yuri, how about you become a cook in the castle? Iíll write you a
recommendation!
Repede: Woof, woof.
Yuri: You really know how to compliment a guy, Estelle.
Estelle: You would have to do something with your hair, though. The kitchen
staff is very strict.
Yuri: ((nervous)) Just how serious are you.
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305: Yuriís Life
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Karol: Hey, Yuri, where in the lower quarter do you sleep? Itís not under a
bridge or something, is it?
Yuri: What do you think I am?
Repede: *Whine*...
Rita: All right, so where did you live?
Yuri: I stayed at an inn after I left the Imperial Knights. The innkeeper is
really nice and said I could stay there if I didnít have anywhere else to go.
Karol: Iím finally starting to get a real image of you living in the lower
quarter.
Rita: Yeah, I can just see you bumming around down there.
Yuri: Gee, thanks.
Repede: *Whine*...
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306: History of the Hold
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Estelle: I wonder when Deidon Hold was originally built.
Yuri: From the looks of it, itís already seen several decadesí worth of wear and
tear.
Raven: People were already taking it for granted when olí Raven was just liíl
Raven.
Karol: There was this guild I used to be in, and the leader was this really,
really old guy... He once told me that Deidon Hold was built back when his
grandfather was a little kid.
Yuri: Thatíd make it a least a hundred years old, huh.
Estelle: So that makes the Lord of the Plains over a hundred years old. He must
be an amazing man.
Yuri: I donít know. ďHeĒ might be she...
Karol: Yuri, I think you missed the point...
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307: Unlucky Star
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Yuri: So, this Lord of the Plains isnít always prowling around?
Estelle: Someone in the Hold said that he only appears just before the rainy
season.
Yuri: Huh. So he changes habitats depending on the season. I guess we mustíve
come to the Hold at a bad time before.
Estelle: It looks that way. Normally, the Hold leaves their gates open.
Yuri: But not now, of course. Man, I mustíve been born under a really unlucky
star...
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308: A Rose By Any Other Name
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Estelle: Do you know how Halureís tree got its name?
Yuri: Huh? Thereís a reason for that?
Estelle: Yes. It comes from the three types of plants growing on the tree. Those
plants are the harmonea, the luluria, and renen. The beginnings of their names
make ďHalureĒ.
Karol: Wow, you learn something new every day...
Yuri: Karol, you hadnít heard that before?
Karol: Plants arenít really my specialty.
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309: Origin of the Academic City
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Estelle: Aspio was originally built in order to research the giant blastia
excavated from the mountain here, wasnít it?
Rita: Right. At first it was just a small research outpost, but as more people
came here it turned into a full-fledged city. Now there are people in Aspio
doing research on all sorts of topics, not just the giant blastia.
Yuri: And youíre one of those new researcher, right?
Rita: Yep, and proud of it!
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310: The Sea Breeze
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Estelle: The breeze that blows in a port city makes everything feel so
different. It smells like the sea.
Rita: Stand in the ocean wind too long and youíll get covered in salt, you know.
Estelle: ...Thank you for ruining my mood.
Rita: Hey, feel free to get all sticky and gross! I wonít stop you.
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311: Yuriís Worry
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Yuri: I guess the Empire likes to throw its weight around no matter where you
go. Before I left the capital, I didnít know--or care--about anything besides
the lower quarter...
Repede: ...*Whine*
Karol: Itís not everywhere, but I feel like the Empireís influence is especially
strong on Ilyccia. They can do whatever they want since there arenít any major
guilds on Ilyccia.
Yuri: We canít just let it stay this way...
Repede: Woof.
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312: Torim, the Center of Trade
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Rita: Torim feels a lot more like a port city than Nor did, donít you think?
Estelle: Yes, itís lively, and the port is full of ships.
Karol: Thatís because Torim is run by Fortuneís Market. They control shipping
all over the world. Iím pretty sure Fortuneís Market has their headquarters in
Torim.
Yuri: I guess business can keep a city running if people want it to. I never
wouldíve thought of that.
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313: Three in One
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Estelle: The two barrier blastia of this city and Nor harbor were originally a
single blastia.
Yuri: Did you read that in one of your books back in the castle?
Estelle: Yes. Actually, there were three pieces. The last piece sunk in the sea
between the two cities.
Raven: I wonder if you could raise that blastia. And if you sold it, you could
live like a king forever!
Yuri: The Empire wouldíve already done it if they could. Any idiot could come up
with that idea.
Raven: ...You donít have to be mean about it.
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314: People are Different
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Estelle: There was a huge waterfall at one end of town! Did you see it, Yuri? It
was magnificent, powerful, and really quite beautiful... I could almost see a
rainbow over it!
Yuri: Yeah, I saw it. It could come in handy having all that fresh water nearby.
You might not even need a aque blastia with something like that.
Karol: Estelle saw the waterfall as something pretty, but Yuri saw it as
something useful...
Raven: Thatís different standards of liviní for ya.
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315: Leader of a Hundred Guilds
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Yuri: How many guilds are there in this city?
Karol: I donít know the exact number, but I think there are more than a hundred.
Yuri: Whoa, that many? Are all of them in the Union?
Repede: Woof?!
Karol: Nah, not all of them, but... Iíd guess around 90% of them are Union
members.
Yuri: Wow, and the Donís at the top of them all... That guyís amazing.
Karol: Thatís why heís the Don!
Rita: What are YOU so proud about? The Donís the amazing one, not you.
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316: The Fifth Master Guild
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Estelle: Altosk, Fortuneís Market, Ruinís Gate, and the Blood Alliance... Huh,
that makes us one short.
Yuri: Huh? What are you talking about?
Estelle: The Unionís five master guilds. Weíve dealt with four of them, but not
the last one...
Yuri: Oh. Hey, I donít think I even know the last oneís name... Hey, Karol.
Whatís the last guild called?
Karol: Ah, thatíd be the blacksmithing guild, the Soul Smiths.
Yuri: Huh. I didnít know they had a guild for that, too.
Karol: Youíve probably used swords forged by the Soul Smiths without even
knowing it. Youíve seen weapons embossed with an iron hammer, right? Thatís
their guild emblem.
Yuri: Oh, yeah, the innkeeper where I used to stay had a kitchen knife with
something like that on it.
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317: What Are We Here For?
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Estelle: A town with a coliseum sure attracts a lot of different kinds of
people, doesnít it?
Judith: Yes, people are here for all sorts of reasons. Some come to fight, some
come to watch.
Rita: Then thereís people like us, too.
Estelle: I wonder what other people think when they see us on the streets?
Judith: Well, Iíd say they think weíre here for the fights...
Rita: Maybe for you and Yuri, but I couldnít imagine Estelle as a gladiator if
my life depended on it.
Karol: What about me?
Rita: Hmm...a lost child?
Karol: Hey!
Raven: Well then, what about olí... Nevermind. I know where this is goiní.
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318: A Barrier in an Oasis
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Yuri: Why would someone set up a barrier in a place like this?
Estelle: Actually, they discovered the blastia at the bottom on the oasis, and
have just been using it as is. A nice person in town told me that.
Judith: And with it sunk in the oasis, no one could move it, so I guess they had
to leave it where it was.
Rita: No one would trudge out into a scorching wasteland like this just to set
up a barrier.
Yuri: Ah, that explains it. Guess thereís a reason for everything.
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319: Likes and Dislikes
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Rita: Yormgen and Mantaic are totally different. Itís much cooler here. Maybe
itís the ocean...
Raven: But it seems boring. I wonder what the folks here do for fun.
Judith: I kind of like it. This kind of calm, quiet village suits me. I canít
stand loud people.
Yuri: Ohhhh. Thatís gotta hurt, old man.
Raven: She was talking about the town, not about me!
Judith: Hmm, maybe...
Raven: D-do you really hate me that much?
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320: A Town Without a Barrier
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Karol: I had no idea there were villages in the middle of the Sands of Kogorh.
Raven: Iím impressed theyíve managed ta live here without a barrier to protect
Ďem.
Yuri: They donít even have outer walls. Any monster could destroy this village
easy. I donít feel like I could get a good nightís sleep in a place like this.
Repede: *Whine*
Estelle: I do wonder how they handle the danger of wild monsters.
Karol: I guess everyone in town is just really strong!
Rita: ...Could you be any more stupid?
Repede: *Whine*...
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321: A Long, Long Time Ago
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Estelle: A book in the warehouse said this city rose into the air at the end of
the Geraios civilization.
Rita: Hmmm, so that would mean it was on land before that happened?
Estelle: That part wasnít clear, but I think the city was probably floating on
the ocean until then.
Karol: Oh, so thatís why it got eaten by a giant jellyfish...
Estelle: I donít think thatís quite what happened...
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322: The Dawn of a New Town
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Estelle: Thereís no place to sleep! How inconvenient...
Karol: And thereís no barrier, either...
Yuri: Well, people are pretty tough. They should manage as long as monsters
donít attack.
Estelle: Maybe youíre right...
Raven: Course heís right. Everyoneíll have their dream home built in no time.
Youíll see.
Judith: Even without a barrier, Iím sure they can fend off monsters with the
knights and everyone banding together.
Estelle: So this is what the birth of a town looks like. ...How exciting!
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323: The Hero of a New Town
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Rita: It used to be just bare land, but itís starting to look like a real town
now.
Estelle: It looks like theyíre building more and more houses, too.
Karol: Yeah. Look on that roof over there. Thatís the master carpenter of the
carpenterís guild. He heard about Aurnion, and came with all his tools and
apprentices to help. He even refused to take money for it. Heís so generous!
Raven: Hmm, looks like the manly carpenters are out in full force!
Rita: You could learn a thing or two from them.
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324: A Town Grows Ever Stronger
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Estelle: This town has grown into quite a wonderful place.
Yuri: Sure has. I canít believe itís a real city now.
Repede: WOOF!
Karol: All the refugees look happy, too. Even with all the danger left in our
world.
Yuri: Theyíre strong. Theyíve figured out complaining doesnít get anything done.
And thatís not a bad thing to figure out.
Repede: Woof.
Estelle: Yes, I agree.
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325: Somethingís Not Right
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Estelle: This may be a silly question, but what exactly is this town?
Rita: Yeah... Writing Iíve never seen before, strange buildings... Somethingís
not right here...
Judith: Iíve traveled all over with Baíul, but Iíve never seen a place like this
before.
Yuri: Maybe itís related to some sort of guild activities?
Karol: I dunno... Iíve never heard of a guild like this.
Raven: Well, so what? There nothiní better than a mysterious town every once in
a while!
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326: Not Exactly Warm
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Karol: The Fount of Warmth is like this phantom guild that people have only
heard stories about. I never thought Iíd see it with my own eyes.
Yuri: A phantom guild, huh...
Estelle: If theyíre a guild, then they must have their own rules and purpose,
right?
Karol: The stories Iíve heard say their purpose is to provide the best service
to their customers. Rumor has it that any member whoís rude to a customer must
immediately take their own life.
((the others are, understandably, rather freaked out by this))
Rita: For how relaxed this place is, their rules sure are strict.
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327: On the Run
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Estelle: Yuri, you were a knight once, right?
Yuri: Didnít you already say you heard about me from Flynn?
Estelle: ...Well, itís just...you donít seem to know your way around the castle
well... *Gasp*... Are you an imposter?!
Yuri: Thatís some imagination youíve got. Why would I want to impersonate a
regular guy from the lower quarter?
Estelle: I-I guess youíre right...
Yuri: Come on, letís go before weíre caught by the castle guards.
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328: Is This the Curse?
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Estelle: We canít seem to find our way through this forest at all. Oh! Could
this be the curse?! What should we do, Yuri?! There really was a curse after
all!
Yuri: Donít be stupid...
Estelle: Or...do you not have a good sense of direction?
Yuri: No, of course I do...I think...
Estelle: Then maybe itís my fault...?! What should we do...?
Yuri: They say no medicine can cure a fool, but I wish something could cure a
bad sense of direction...
Repede: *Whine*...
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329: Nothing to Worry About
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Estelle: Hmm... If that ceiling collapsed, weíd be buried alive.
Karol: Wh-what are you saying stuff like that for, Estelle?! What if that really
happened?
Rita: Come on, donít be such a wimp. These ruins are made of stronger stuff than
that.
((sounds of something crashing, scaring everyone (except Yuri)))
Karol: Ahhh!!
((Yuri starts grinning))
Karol: Estelle, now the ceilingís going to collapse because you were talking
about it! ...Huh?
Yuri: Oh, sorry. I just stubbed my toe on a rock.
Rita: ...You did that on purpose, didnít you?
Estelle: Yuri... Youíre mean...
Karol: C-come on, letís hurry and finish up what weíre doing so we can get out
of these ruins!
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330: Can We Finally Meet Flynn?
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Estelle: I hope weíll finally be able to meet Flynn when we get to Nor Harbor.
Yuri: I get the feeling weíll miss him again...
Karol: He could be passing by the foot of the hill right now, headed back to the
capital...
Estelle: But Flynn left us a letter! Iím sure heís waiting for us!
Yuri: Weíll see...
Rita: Why do we have to take such a convoluted path through this place, anyway?
Karol: Itís your fault!
Rita: H-how was I supposed to help that...?! Quit blaming other people and letís
get  moving! Otherwise weíll end up missing him for sure!
Estelle: R-right. Letís hurry to Nor Harbor.
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331: Estelle, The Historian
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Estelle: ((wandering around)) Wow... These buildings are from the late Ellicasm
civilization! It must be a very old town.
Yuri: You seem to know a lot about these things...as always.
Estelle: Itís such a shame they just let the city fall apart like this...
((continues to wander and explore the ruins))
Rita: Do you really think weíre in any position to be sightseeing around this
moldy old city?
Yuri: We do have things we need to be doing...
Rita: Then shouldnít we be focusing on them instead of this little tour?
Estelle: Oh wow... That round roof is using the Lian method, first developed by
Emperor Heliorus IV!
Rita: But I guess we should do something about that first...
Yuri: Yeah.
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332: Built Like a Maze
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Estelle: ((wandering around)) Hmmmm, how interesting...
Karol: Estelle looks as interested in cities as always...
Yuri: Estelle! Címon, letís stick together!
Estelle: Iím fine!
Yuri: The buildings are run-down, itís overgrown, and this place is seriously
built like a maze.
((Estelle leaves the group in her continued exploration))
Rita: With all these obstacles in the way, itís pretty tough to go where you
want to go.
Karol: Huh...? Estelle?!
((Yuri and Rita, finally noticing sheís gone too, are shocked/worried))
Estelle: ((comes running back)) Sorry, I got sidetracked!
Yuri: I thought I just said to stick together!
Rita: You all need to be more careful. Iíve never seen anyone get lost so
easily!
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333: The Forest of Bugs
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Karol: ...Hey, can we get out of this forest sometime...soon?
Estelle: Is something the matter? You look nervous, Karol.
Karol: N-no way! Wh-what are you talking about?
Yuri: Whoa, check out this weird bug! Iíve never seen on this gross before.
((walks away a bit to the bug))
Raven: And yet ya donít mind pickiní it up like that?
Yuri: Hey, Karol, any idea what kind of bug this is? ((walks over to Karol))
Karol: ((moving away)) ...Keep that thing away from me?!
Estelle: Whatís the matter...?
Karol: Huh? Itís just...that poor bug, being manhandled like that! Let it go! It
wants to be free!
Rita: ...Really...?
Karol: Really...!
Yuri: ...Hmmm...
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334: Lead On, Old Man
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Karol: Man... I wish we could get out of here already...
Raven: Donít get so flustered, boy. Weíll get outta here nice and easy, yaíll
see.
Rita: Not everyone leads a carefree life of unicorns and rainbows like you, you
know!
Raven: Life is a lot like this forest... Winding paths, intertwininí. Ahh, this
forest is really relaxiní.
Yuri: Címon, letís leave our philosopher behind and get a move on.
Raven: Listen ta what I have ta say!
Yuri: So you mean weíre lost in the forest of life?
Raven: Oh ho, so ya get what Iím sayiní...?
Estelle: Before we find our way out of the forest of life, we need to find our
way out of this one...
Raven: Iíll lead. ((everyone else, not listening, starts leaving him behind)) I
have found direction in this life more times thanó((notices that everyone is
now gone)) Hey, wait! Iím not done yet...! ((quickly follows after them))
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335: Fun With Numbers
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Estelle: That makes thirty-five...
Yuri: Huh? What do you mean?
Estelle: Weíve seen thirty-five gears so far.
Rita: Youíve been counting the gears...? Talk about laid back.
Estelle: I-Iím sorry, I just...felt like counting them.
Yuri: Youíre really meticulous, you know that?
Estelle: Heh heh heh...
Rita: You know that wasnít a compliment, right...?
Yuri: Anyway, letís keep moving. I wouldnít want Estelle to get too bored.
Estelle: Oh, i-itís not that I was particularly bored...
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336: The Other Side of the Mirror
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Yuri: Hmmm... Thereís something about this mirror...
Repede: Woof!
Yuri: It almost gives you the feeling thereís a room hidden on the other side of
the glass...
Repede: Whine...
Yuri: Okay, I hear you. Donít get sidetracked, right? Alright, letís get serious
and keep moving.
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337: A Terrified Little Girl
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Rita: ((shuddering gasp; looking terrified))......
Estelle: Rita, are you okay?
Rita: What do you mean? Of course Iím okay... Thatís why Iím gonna get outta
here right now...
Raven: Aww, but we worked so hard ta get here! We should take our time and soak
in the atmosphere!
Rita: We canít take our time here!! I-I have the important mission of
investigating the aer situation... Itís not like thereís any other reason Iíd
want to leave here...
Raven: Ack, a strange face on the other side of the mirror...!
Rita: Eek... Er, uh, n-no, it canít be...!
Judith: I feel kind of sorry for her. Come on, letís finish what we came to
do...for Ritaís sake.
Estelle: Yes, that might be best...
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338: Going and Coming
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Judith: Whatís with you, Karol? Youíve been nervous for a while now.
Yuri: Come on, weíll lose Regaey if we donít hurry up!
Karol: B-but, there might be dangerous monsters in there...
Rita: What are you talking about?! We canít just take this sitting down!
Estelle: We canít let him have that box, Karol!
Raven: Iím just a little, tiny, eensy-weensy bit curious as ta why he took that
box. So letís find out!
Repede: Woof!
Yuri: I donít know if you all are brave or crazy...
Karol: I guess Iím outvoted...?
Rita: Argh, Iíve had enough of this! Iíll blast away Regaey AND the monsters!
Letís go!
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339: Going... Going...
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Karol: Hey, Iíve kind of got something important to say.
Rita: What a coincidence. I had something I wanted to say, too.
Karol/Rita: Letís get out of this desert!
Raven: Is that all ya got ta say? I think we should be enjoyiní this hot, sandy
landscape, myself...
Estelle: How could you possibly enjoy this...? We have to get out of this
desert...
Yuri: Letís hurry and get out of here...
Raven: Judith, back me up here...!
Judith: We need to get out of here...
Raven: Hey! How pathetic... I guess we oughta hurry up aní decide whether ta go
back or press on...
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340: Gone...?
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Karol: Sand and bones, cacti and treasure chests, the sky and the wind and the
sun and...
Judith: It just keeps going on and on...
Repede: ...*Whine*...
Yuri: At least we got a clear view of whatís around us...
Raven: Talk tough all ya want, but...itís pretty obvious ya kids arenít doing
too well. Just Ďcause ya got a clear view doesnít mean ya canít get lost.
Rita: Weíre not lost...
Yuri: But you know...Iíll pass on us going missing while weíre trying to find
something...
Repede: Woof.
Judith: But turning back now would be...a big pain, wouldnít it?
Karol: We might be in trouble...if we donít go back...
Raven: Donít ya think we should make a decision soon, before things get any
worse?
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341: Leviathanís Claw HQ
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Yuri: I wonder what they were thinking, building a big manor out in the middle
of nowhere like this.
Raven: Isnít it obvious? Crooked plots and intrigue!
Estelle: We should hurry and finish what we need to do before we get caught up
in anything.
Raven: Itís not so bad here, Estelle. Why not take our time and get the full
tour?
Yuri: Are you thinking of exposing some ďcrooked plots and intrigueĒ while weíre
here?
Raven: Nah, I wasnít thinking about any of that. Being in someoneís home is just
so relaxiní, is all.
Rita: I canít believe you...
Yuri: We donít have time for this. Weíre going on ahead, old man. ((starts
leaving, the other two following him))
Raven: No, no, wait fer meee...
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342: A Sentimental Landscape
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Raven: The hole in this mountain is like the hole in my heart... Ahh... How my
chest aches...
Yuri: Getting all sentimental on us, Old Man?
Raven: Nah, itís just memories of the war. Iíd appreciate it if we didnít spend
too much time here.
Rita: Stop being such a coward.
Raven: Ohh, that hurts, Rita.
Rita: The only way to get past a bad memory is to embrace it.
Yuri: Sounds like youíre speaking from experience.
Rita: Not really. I was just generalizing. Anyway, you want to hurry, right?
Then letís go.
Raven: Our little genius mage is more mature than she looks.
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343: A Map of the Shrine
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Judith: Itís so boring looking at the same types of rooms over and over again.
Karol: No way! When you make a map, you realize how everythingís laid out! Itís
really interesting!
Repede: *Whine*...?
Rita: Would you say youíre happy so long as youíre making a map?
Karol: Yeah! Nothing calls to a manís heart like the thrill of making maps!
Yuri: Iíve never had that thrill. I just need a map to show me where Iím
supposed to go.
Repede: Woof!
((Yuri quickly grabs the map out of Karolís hands))
Karol: Hey, wait! I still havenít written down all of the places where you can
find monsters...!
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344: The Guide
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Karol: Are we going to keep going, or what?
Yuri: Yeah, we should. Or are we lost?
Rita: Thatís impossible. We have a map, right?
Yuri: Well, itís useless if we canít read it. So, Captain, youíre drawing the
map. Which way do we go?
Karol: Letís see, this wayís north, so that would put us... Uh...?
Judith: ((walks over to him)) Weíre here. North is the other way.
Yuri: Nice! Judith, youíre amazing.
Rita: And the mapmaker is useless.
Karol: Huh...? L-looks like Iím not so good at making maps indoors... Heh, heh
heh...
Yuri: Thatís not as funny as you think it is. Come on, letís go.
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345: Crude Aesthetics
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Yuri: Hey, does this place look half-finished to you?
Raven: Not really. Why do ya say that?
Yuri: Look at it! There are still boards lying all over the place!
Raven: Huh? But thatís the ideal! Donít you get it?
Yuri: No, I donít.
Raven: This is the essence of simplicity! Bare walls and pipes stickiní out
every which way...
Yuri: I have a feeling the ďessence of simplicityĒ is something a little
different...
Rita: In other words, itís good enough so long as it works, right?
Raven: Once again, our genius mage shows her lack of appreciation fer beauty and
fine subtleties! ((moves down, apparently pointing at the walls)) I mean, look,
really look, at this rusty wire mesh! Isnít it nice?
Yuri: Iím going to go crazy if I have to listen to any more of the old manís
lessons in aesthetics...
Rita: Canít we just ignore him and keep moving?
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346: The Land of Ice
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Raven: Oooooh... In this cold, weíre gonna freeze in no time!
Yuri: In that case, we should move more to get warmer. Either that or get to a
warmer place.
Raven: Either way, if we hold still, weíre done for!
Yuri: Yeah, but if we wander around too much, we could use up all our energy and
collapse.
Raven: Then it sounds like we need to do what we came to do and get outta here.
Repede: WOOF!
Raven: The pooch seems just fine in all this cold...
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347: Ice Drifts
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Karol: Is it me, or is the ground around here changing?
Yuri: Itís because theyíre ice drifts. They move on the water and change how the
ground looks.
Karol: Wait, so if we donít get out of here soon, the path could shift and leave
us stranded?
Rita: Itís certainly possible.
Raven: Yeah, but then we could use the block of ice ta float merrily across the
sea!
Yuri: Yeah, you do that, old man.
Raven: Iím not kiddiní! Stick with me! Itíll be fun!
Yuri: Iím not cut out for fun.
Raven: Oh, all right. I donít wanna be stuck on top of a block of ice with a
spoilsport, anyway! Letís go.
Yuri: Yeah, yeah.
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348: Nice and Normal
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Yuri: No matter how far we walk, it looks like... just a regular forest.
Judith: That it does.
Karol: But thereís something nice about a normal forest. Bubbling brooks,
rolling hills, green trees... Itís kind of soothing. ((music note))
Judith: What a nice perspective to have, Karol.
Raven: Sometimes itís easy ta get distracted by yer worries and forget whatís
really important.
Yuri: Yeah yeah trees water forest, itís great. Can we go? ((walks off))
Karol: I donít think Yuriís into this...
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349: Mental Work is...Work
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Karol: Urgh... I canít figure this out... Man, what a pain...
Estelle: Why would anyone bother to set up such complicated mechanisms on the
ocean floor...?
Yuri: Itís a common way to keep intruders out.
Rita: The Shaikos Ruins were the same way. Places only certain people could
enter, that kind of stuff.
Estelle: So only people who know the correct steps can enter?
Yuri: Exactly. But if we rack our brains a little we should be able to figure it
out.
Karol: So why havenít we figured it out yet?
Yuri: You tell us, Captain! Youíre the master puzzle-solver.
Karol: Wha...?! Since when?!
Yuri: Since now. So put on your thinking cap and figure this out!
Karol: Agggh... I canít believe this...
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350: Just a Little?
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Rita: The dogís looking a little spooked.
Repede: ((nervous/angry)) Woof!
Yuri: Why do you look so happy, Rita?
Rita: Who, me?
Yuri: Repede being scared makes you happy, huh.
Rita: I have no idea what youíre talking about.
Repede: *Whine*
Yuri: Heís just not too good with water, okay? Being at the bottom of the ocean
is a little tough on him.
Repede: Woof.
Rita: A ďlittleĒ tough, huh...
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351: So Sparkly
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Estelle: It feels so mysterious here, almost like a fantasy novel... I like it
here...
Karol: Are you serious...?
Yuri: Itíd be even nicer if these sparkling crystals werenít hurting my eyes so
much.
Estelle: Oh, Iíve already gotten used to that.
Rita: ...Hmmm? Now that you mention it, itís not really bothering me, either.
Yuri: I guess Iím okay with it.
Raven: Huh? Yeah, me too...
Karol: What? You mean Iím the only one whoís still getting blinded here...?
Yuri: All right, letís get back to the task at hand. I donít wanna be here any
longer than we have to. ((starts to leave))
Estelle: Hee hee, Iím ready for more!
((Estelle, Rita, and Raven follow after Yuri))
Karol: ...I feel so left out...
Judith: *giggle* ......
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352: Negative Zone?
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Karol: This sure is a lonely place...
Rita: Itís just rocks and mountains, and the wind just sounds so lonely...
Estelle: It feels more desolate the longer weíre here...
Yuri: Letís finish up here and get out soon.
Judith: But the sun is so warm, and feels so nice...
Rita: Well, arenít you optimistic...
Judith: Oh? But, this is the perfect time for a picnic.
Raven: Maybe we are lucky ta have sunshine. I mean, it looks like there could be
a sandstorm any moment...
Yuri: I guess we were letting the atmosphere get to us. Come on, itís not so
bad.
Estelle: Yes, letís keep going!
Rita: They sure cheered up quick.
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353: An Ancient Relic
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Karol: Weíre so high... I wonder how much farther weíll have to climb...
Judith: Yes. Iíve never even flown this high with Baíul.
Yuri: To think that this is a weapon to beat the Adephagos...
Repede: *Whine*
Rita: The Geraios civilization was even greater than I thought...
Karol: But weíre the ones who have to beat the Adephagos!
Yuri: Yeah, weíll be in for trouble if we leave things up to Duke. Letís hurry.
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354: Getting Lost
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Karol: Did people really live in this place? I donít know where weíre supposed
to go next...
Yuri: Itís like the place is made to confuse us.
Judith: It was probably built according to a plan at first. But after all sorts
of little improvements, it ended up being the tangled city that it is.
Rita: Isnít it strange that such an advanced civilization would have such
haphazard planning?
Estelle: ...Maybe they were so advanced that the plans couldnít keep up with the
rate of progress?
Judith: Perhaps they thought technology just a few years old was outdated, and
changed their plans.
Yuri: Thereís no use making guesses about what happened to a lost civilization.
Letís keep going.
Judith: Youíre not interested in figuring out how that lost civilization kept
from getting lost?
Yuri: ((big picture)) We men will make a path!
Karol: ((big picture)) Thatís right!
Judith: Oh please...
Rita: So go ahead. Lead the way.
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355: Not as Bad as I Thought
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Yuri: The area outside the barrier isnít quite as bad as I thought it would be.
Repede: Woof.
Estelle: But itís like I read... Outside the barrier, there are monsters
everywhere. Itís so dangerous!
Yuri: Oh yeah? Think about all the knights going to all the cities of the world!
This is nothing.
Repede: Woof, woof.
Estelle: But a lot of people hardly ever go out of the city, like you, Yuri.
Yuri: And some people never even go out of the castle...
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356: Invisible Fur
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Karol: I knew there was an ice drift north of Ilyccia, but I never thought Iíd
walk across it!
Yuri: Well, itís nice to have the experience, but I donít think I ever want to
cross that place again.
Judith: Oh, whyís that?
Karol: Huh? Donít tell me you want to go back to that freezing icebox again!
Judith: Why not? I thought it was a very beautiful place! Isnít that right,
Repede?
Repede: Woof!
Yuri: I canít believe Judy can stand this cold in that outfit.
Karol: Maybe sheís got fur like Repede?
((both boys lean in closer to Judith, trying to see if she does))
Judith: Hm? ((big picture)) Heh heh, you boys look as if youíve never seen a
girl
before.
((the two blush and back off, looking away))
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357: Wishy Washy & Gloomy
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Rita: This rain is so gloomy. I wonder if itíll ever let up.
Karol: Tolbyccia is in the tropics, so it hardly ever stops raining here.
Estelle: You know, I read about Tolbyccia in a book once. They say that all of
the rainfall makes for an unusually high diversity of plants and animals.
Yuri: Who cares about that stuff? Iím with Rita.
Karol: I was born and raised in Tolbyccia, so this is nothing for me.
Rita: Ahh, okay. That makes perfect sense! A place like this suits a wishy-
washy, ((moves closer to Karol, who backs up)) gloomy ((moves closer again))
person
like yourself pretty well.
((Yuri and Estelle start to leave))
Karol: Huh? Do I really seem that emo...?
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358: The Island of Crystals
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Yuri: Gusios must have incredible power. The Entelexeia are amazing.
Estelle: Do you mean all of the crystals everywhere?
Karol: Itís unbelievable. There used to be nothing here, and now thereís an
entire island.
Judith: I think there are a lot of factors besides Gusiosís power that made it
this big.
Rita: It was probably aer, ocean currents, and elemental spirits that were kept
in reverse barriers.
Raven: So ya think all those came together and formed an island of crystals in a
short time?
Estelle: What an amazing ability, to be able to make something so beautiful...
Judith: Gusios probably continued to make crystals to protect his own body.
Yuri: Well, the crystal island itself wonít get any bigger than this, though.
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359: The Map Lover
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Rita: Iíd heard stories about it, but man, they sure picked a spot for a
coliseum.
Estelle: Itís at the tip of the continent of Desier, after all.
Yuri: Now that you mention it, this continent has a pretty strange shape. I
wonder why itís shaped the way it is?
Karol: Hmm, Iíll bet we might figure out why if we walked all the way around it.
Yuri: Thatís our map lover, Captain Karol! ...I donít love maps.
Rita: No no. Donít be shy! Itís a wonderful hobby.
Karol: Ugh... That doesnít sound like a compliment at all...
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360: Dealing With the Heat
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Rita: So hot...
Estelle: Thereís no shade or anything...
Karol: ...Agh... Ohh...
Yuri: Whatís the matter, Captain Karol?
Judith: Maybe itís so hot he canít speak...?
Raven: Youíre already pooped? Tch tch tch. Weak. And, yer all so much younger
than me!
Rita: Would you shut up...?
Estelle: Arenít you hot under that thick coat, Raven?
Raven: Nah, this clothing is kinda special.
Karol: L-let me borrow it...
Raven: Ah, my boy, if yer really sufferiní that much, Iíll gladly lend ya my
stinky, sweaty clothiní.
Karol: ...Never mind.
Yuri: The heat is at least better than your stench, old man!
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361: The Promise of Hypionia
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Yuri: Thanks to Flynn, it seems like everyone in the town has settled into their
lives here quite nicely.
Repede: *Woof*
Estelle: It has the same climate as the capital. That might make it easier for
them to live in the town.
Judith: And people lived on this continent before everyone came with Flynn. The
land was for humans.
Yuri: Itíll be nice if more and more people come to live on Hypionia.
Raven: Exactly. Home is where the heart is.
Karol: I wouldnít mind living here myself...
Repede: *Woof*
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362: Too High for Others?
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Karol: Wow, I canít believe weíre walking around on a never-before-explored
continent!
Yuri: Who could make it up here? Even we wouldnít be up here if it werenít for
Baíul.
Estelle: Yes, thatís true. I think thatís why thereís no record of it in any
histories.
Karol: Weíre walking around on a really high place.
Yuri: The fogís so thick, you canít even see the ground from on top of the
cliffs!
Raven: Ooh, scary!
Judith: One wrong move, and we could find ourselves falling straight down those
cliffs!
Karol/Rita: *gasp* !
Raven: Thereís no hope of surviving a fall like that... Heh, weíd better walk
carefully.
Rita: ((shuddering gasp, terrified)) ...
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363: Beautiful Coral?
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Judith: Hmm.......
Raven: Seeing a languid look like that on a pretty girlís face...thatís
somethiní else, I tell ya.
Karol: Whatís wrong, Judith? Youíve been staring at the sea for a while now.
Judith: Oh, I was just thinking about how beautiful the multicolored coral are.
Yuri: Coral? Whatís that?
Estelle: Itís an organism in certain shallow and warm areas of the ocean. Itís
beautiful!
Raven: Wow, thatís a liviní creature? I dunno, sounds like yer pulliní my leg...
Rita: I wouldnít expect someone as uneducated as you to understand.
Karol: The colors are really pretty.
Estelle: Iíd read about coral in books, but this is my first time seeing it in
person.
Judith: Iíd love to have a closer look.
Yuri: Why not just jump in the sea? Youíre already dressed for it.
Raven: Ohhhhh, a lady whoís just all wet... Olí Raven might hafta take a dip
tooó
((Rita pushes him overboard; sounds of him splashing into the water))
Rita: Full speed ahead, Tokunaga!
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364: Ya Love Me!
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Rita: This really feels like a deserted island.
Karol: Ohhh, walking around outside like this, you really start to feel the
sun...
Raven: Yeah, with the sea on all sides, thereís nothiní to give us any shade...
Estelle: You donít like it? I think this is a very lovely place.
Yuri: Even if it is, the people in this town are absolutely crazy.
Judith: Yeah, it sure seems like the people here follow their own path.
Rita: People? They seem more like farm animals to me...
Yuri: Sure, itís a weird place...but isnít the scientist in you just a little
curious?
Raven: Yeah, mystery makes things more interestiní. It certainly makes me more
interestiní.
Karol: Mystery? Iíd say itís more like lying and cons in your case, Raven...
Rita: Itís nothing but fraud, for the old man! F-R-A-U-D!
Yuri: You sure? I think itís more like fairy tales, in his case.
Raven: Aww, you like me donít you? ((everyoneís shocked by this assumption)) How
flattering...
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365: The Monster Book is Mine
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Estelle: Youíve filled up quite a bit of that Monster Book, Karol!
Karol: We still have half of it to go, but itís filling up nicely.
Yuri: Youíve been pretty diligent filling it in. I thought you never stuck to
anything at all.
Karol: O-oh yeah... Ah hah hah...
Rita: He probably had to stick with it since he showed it to just about
everybody.
Karol: N-no, itís not like that!
Rita: Oh, it isnít? Well, then, as long as youíve made it halfway, letís see you
finish it up.
Karol: Of course I will!
Yuri: All right. Good luck.
Estelle: If you get tired of it, Iíd be happy to carry on from where you left
off, Karol.
Yuri: Iíd imagine youíd enjoy it, too, huh?
Estelle: Hee hee...
Karol: I want to finish this myself, so Iíll keep at it!
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366: Check It Out!
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Karol: Look, look! I filled up the Monster Book!
Estelle: Oooh! Let me see!
*sound of pages turning*
Yuri: We sure have fought a lot of different kinds of monsters.
Estelle: But it looks like there are still a few blank pages left...
Karol: Iím sorry... I donít know if Iíll ever be able to finish it...
Yuri: Youíre not the only one working on it, though.
Karol: Huh...?
Judith: Right. That book is the product of all our battles together.
Estelle: Thatís right, Karol. You canít give up!
Karol: Yeah... ((big picture)) Right! Okay, letís work together on filling in
every last page!
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367: Really, Truly Finished
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Karol: I did it! ((big picture)) The Monster Book is actually really complete
this
time!
Estelle: Karol, thatís great!
Yuri: Good job, Karol. That was some nice work.
Repede: WOOF!
Rita: Well...kudos, I guess.
Raven: Well done, kid!
Judith: Yes, itís fantastic!
Karol: ((smaller picture)) This wasnít just my work. We all did this together!
Yuri: So this is a record of our achievements...all of us.
Karol: This is the first time I finished anything like this, and, and, itís all
th-thanks to you guys...
Raven: Donít cry, kid.
Estelle: ((crying with happiness)) You did well, Karol. You did so well.
Rita: This is ridiculous...
Judith: Rita? Are your eyes watering, too?
Rita: I, I just have big eyes...!
Yuri: Come on now, all this emotion over a little Monster Book...?
Repede: *Whine*...
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368: Still a Ways to Go
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Estelle: Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmmmmm... *sounds of writing*
Yuri: Huh? What are you writing? Item names?
Estelle: Yes. Iím working on the Collectorís Book. Look how many items we have
already!
Yuri: Wow, youíve filled in a lot! It must be fun since you like books so much.
Well, keep up the goodó
Rita: No. From what I can see... Yes, it looks like itís only about halfway
complete.
Estelle: What?! H-halfway?!
Rita: Keep on working on it, and come back when youíve made some real progress!
Estelle: A-argh... Iíll fill this book up all the way, and then Iíll make you
eat your words!
Yuri: ...Didnít this use to be your book, Rita?
((Rita looks away, ignoring him))
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369: Almost There
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Estelle: Hey, Rita. Take a look at this.
Rita: Huh? Oh, the Collectorís Book. Letís see...
*sounds of pages turning*
Estelle: ......
Rita: Hmmm... Youíve done well to get this much. You even got the little
differences between weapons..
Estelle: I...I did it!! Well, Rita, are you going to do it? Are you going to eat
your words?
Rita: Err...you know thatís just a figure of speech, right? And besides...
Estelle: Besides?
Rita: Youíve done extremely well, but you still have some left to go.
((smirking))
I can still think of a few items that arenít in here.
Estelle: R-really...? If there are more items you know about, please, feel free
to write them in!
Rita: You idiot. Itís for your own good. Besides, thereís only a little left.
Keep it up!
Estelle: Urgh... ((big picture)) O-okay... Iíll do my best...!
Yuri: ...Is this really for Estelleís own good?
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370: Collectorís Book Confession
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Estelle: ((looking nervous)).....
Rita: Hmm......
Estelle: ......((waiting impatiently for the final verdict))
Rita: ...Yeah, with this...Iíd say the Collectorís Book looks pretty complete to
me.
Estelle: R-really?! So you mean, youíre going to...eat your words?
Rita: S-sure. Good job.
Estelle: Eat them.
Rita: Uhhh... *nom nom nom*?
Estelle: Y-yes, I did it! Look, everyone! Look at this! ((walks off to show
everyone))
Yuri: You wouldnít know how much was left if you didnít already know most the
items in there.
Rita: Ah, you caught on? Well, there were a few I didnít know at first, like the
apatheia or Dein Nomos.
Yuri: Of course I caught on. So whyíd you make Estelle go through all that
trouble?
Rita: Well, I...I knew weíd eventually have to write it all down, but...I-I
didnít...uh...you know, feel like transferring all that data from my head to
paper...
((Yuri looks at her suspiciously, unconvinced))
Rita: R-really! Thatís all it was! ...What?!
Yuri: ...Well, all she had growing up were books. I guess itís good she had a
chance to get some hands-on experience.
Rita/Yuri: Heh/Hmm....
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371: Joy and Sorry on the Waves
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Yuri: It looks like you got your sea legs.
Judith: Yeah. I still get a little seasick, but the sea breeze feels so nice!
Baíul: *Howls* .....
Rita: The pooch seems to be pacing around in circles in the middle of the ship.
((Repede walks in, looking miserable))
Rita: Think heís sick?
Yuri: Oh... No, heís not sick.
Rita: Then whatís the matter with him?
Yuri: Well...
Rita: ((walks over to Repede)) Hey, you silly pooch, come here? ((starts
dragging
Repede closer to the ship edge))
Repede: Grrr... WOOF WOOF!
Yuri: Hey, Rita, I wouldnít pull his tail like that if I were you!
Judith: Whatís the matter with Repede?
Yuri: Oh, heís just afraid of water, is all.
((Rita pulls Repede even closer to the edge))
Yuri: ...Hey! Rita!
Repede: Woof woof! ((gets free of Rita, (probably bit her, too) and runs off))
Rita: Ow...! Get back here, you! ((chases after him, ready to smack him back))
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372: The Romance of the Sea
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Estelle: Iíve been wondering... If Baíul can fly, why do we bother taking a boat
over the sea?
Raven: I love boats! A ship cutting through crystal-clear waters... Nothinís
more romantic.
Rita: Romantic? Whatever. Iíd rather have efficiency than romance any day.
Raven: Rita. I thought you of all people would understand. I mean, your
relationship with blastia aní all.
Rita: Donít confuse my sincere appreciation for sublime beauty with your absurd
ďromanceĒ, old man.
Raven: Oh, so cold...
Rita: Emotion doesnít matter. Iíll choose the logical, pragmatic approach
anytime.
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373: Not so Good With Heights
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Raven: Thereís somethiní about flyiní that just feels great...like yer on top of
the world!
Repede/Baíul: Woof!/*Howl*
Raven: ...Hey Rita, hun, why donít ya stop lounginí in the middle of the ship
and come on over?
Rita: ((separated from the others)) Later.
Raven: Aww, come on... Ya donít feel like liviní it up with olí Raven, is that
it?
Rita: Humph...
Repede: ((lunges for Rita)) Grah... Grr grrr grrrrr ((starts dragging Rita
across
the ship))
Rita: ((trying desperately to get free)) Wh-what are you doing, dog?! Stop
pulling
me! Let me go! Stop it... I said, stop it!
Raven: Ohh? Rita, dear...donít tell me youíre afraid of heights?
Rita: Wh-who, me? N-no way! L-let go of me already...!
Raven: ((walks over to Repede)) You heard the lady. ((drags Repede off of and
away
from Rita))
Repede: *Grah*
Rita: *panting* ....
Raven: Oh, ya havenít lived until youíve seen the view from up here!
Baíul: *howls* ((looks rather exasperated/weary by their antics)) .....
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374: Baíulís Still Young
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Judith: Hmm......
Baíul: *(happy/grinning) Howl*
Judith: Heh heh!
((Yuri, Karol, and Raven walk a little closer to her))
Yuri: So whatís Baíul saying?
Judith: It seems that even he can tell heís bursting with power.
Karol: Awesome... Even Entelexeia grow up, huh?
Judith: Baíulís still very young, so he probably has a lot of growing left in
him.
Raven: So young and already this big? Olí Raven sure is jealous!
Yuri: I think itíd be better if you grew up in a different way, old man.
Raven: Huh?
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375: Strong Bonds
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Judith: Was that fancy ring a present from someone?
Yuri: Hmm, I guess you could call it a present.
Judith: Well, well, looks like youíre quite the ladiesí man!
Yuri: No no no. Iím just a big sucker.
Judith: Oh? Itís amazing enough the ring holds power, but it even reacts to aer
and become stronger! You must have a very strong bond with the girl who gave
that to you.
Yuri: ((looks shocked by her assumption and then kind of weary)) Thatís one
bond I
wouldnít mind breaking...
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376: The Manly Way
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Yuri: This ring just keeps getting new abilities.
Karol: It got a new one back in Ghasfarost, didnít it?
Judith: Back then, it was just you and me, Yuri.
Rita: Iíd love to study it when I get a chance, but I guess now isnít the time.
Raven: Well, at least this means we can go ta new places now. Thatís good,
right?
Karol: Ravenís right. We should go around shooting stuff and look for new places
we can get into!
Yuri: Yeah, itís hard to tell whether something will react to the ring or not
just by looking at it.
Rita: I donít know how I feel about just going around and shooting everything we
can...
Judith: I like it. Itís the manly way to do things!
Raven: ...You like it? ((runs off immediately)) Waahaa! Maybe if I shoot here?
How
about here?! Yahaha! I did it! It opened! It opened!
Yuri/Judith/Karol/Rita: *SIGH* ......
Repede: *Heh*
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377: If Only It Could...
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Rita: Iím pretty certain the ringís not going to change form any more than it
already has.
Estelle: It sure has gotten a lot of new capabilities since we first got it.
Raven: Aww, but itís kinda sad ta think that this is all weíll get from it...
Judith: You were hoping it would get even more, huh?
Karol: Yeah, me too! I thought it would be able to do a lot more things! Too
bad...
Yuri: What else do you want it to do, Captain Karol?
Karol: Hmm, letís see... I think itíd be kind of fun if it let us talk with
animals!
Estelle: That would be great! Iíd like to talk to Repede.
Raven: Nah, I think Iíd prefer some more practical capabilities, myself.
Judith: Donít you think itís already pretty practical as it is?
Raven: Nah... Now, if it could tell me what yer thinkiní, Judith, then maybe...
Or if it could make pretty girls fall in love with olí Raven...
((everyone starts to look annoyed/surprised))
Raven: Or if it could see through yer cloó
Rita: Ha! ((punches Raven))
Raven: Ow!
Rita: You just want it for your perverted fantasies! Itís a Sorcererís Ring, not
a Sleazebag Ring! ((big picture, charging a magic spell; everyoneís looking a
little scared now)) Ooh, Iíve had enough of this! I should kill you!!!
*kaBOOM*
((Raven goes blasting off again))
Yuri: Oh hell...
((Raven finally comes back down, bouncing and landing on his side))
Yuri: Hey old man, what do you wish the ring could do now?
Raven: Ur...urgh... Go back in time...shut me up...
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378: The Saver, The Spender, and The Gambler
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Raven: Ohh, my heart!
Yuri: Whoa, whoa, are you okay, old man?
Raven: Itís just...the sound of money gets this old heart raciní! Stop that
jingliní, would ya, Karol?
Yuri: Huh...? All right, whatever...
Karol: I canít believe how much Gald we have!
Yuri: I bet it would feel great to spend all this Gald at once!
Karol: No way! We still need to save lots more!
Raven: Ahh, sounds like yaíve got plans fer the future, kid! Saving for a
hideout fer Brave Vesperia?
Karol: No, I wasnít thinking of that... Itís just that saving lots of money
feels...good, you know?
Raven: Ya know what they call that, kid? Penny-pinching, thatís what!
Yuri: Thereís no use hoarding your money for later. You gotta spend it all at
once! Go wild!
Raven: No, no, thatís even worse! Ya kidsíve got no sense of moderation!
Yuri: ((annoyed)) All right, old man, then what do you think we should do with
it?
Raven: ((big picture)) Just invest it in olí Raven. My secret guild knowledgeíll
give you back a hundred times as much...
Karol/Yuri: Pass!
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379: Money Goes ĎRound
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Estelle: Money seems to disappear before you know it...
Rita: No. It disappears because you use it.
Judith: Sure, but if you only use a little at a time, you donít realize how much
youíre spending.
Estelle: I guess weíve been spending a little too much...
Rita: What do you mean? We need to spend more!
Estelle: Really? But why...?
Rita: The more Gald we spend, the more it comes back to us...and it brings its
friends, too!
Estelle: R-really?
Judith: How interesting!
Estelle: Huh...? Rita, your nameís on this money...
Rita: Exactly. Iíve been writing my name on our Gald so weíll know when it comes
back to us. And when it does come back, I bet itíll have doubled, at least. So
go on! Use it!
Judith: Heh. What a lovely little fairy tale.
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380: It All Comes Back One Day
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Karol: Hey... That change we got for what we bought, it had Ritaís name written
on it...
Estelle: What...? ...Rita! Rita!!
Rita: ((walking over)) Whatís all the commotion?
Estelle: Our money came back to us with that last purchase we made! Look!
Rita: ...*gasp*! Didnít I tell you? Our money comes back, and it brings its
friends!
Judith: ((Walking up, surprised)) Huh? You mean that wasnít just a fairy tale?
((Yuri shows up as well))
Karol: ďRita Mordio.Ē It has your full name... How embarrassing...
Yuri: I thought Estelle was spending more money than usual... So that was your
doing.
Raven: ((walking over also)) Money is one thing, but what were ya thinkiní,
writiní yer name on all the tools?
Rita: Say someone buys one of our tools and likes it. Maybe theyíll give us a
little something in return!
Karol: ...Talk about greedy...
Raven: All right, but would you at least quit writing your name on all the gels?
Estelle: Rita... We have to eat those...
Rita: But...but...!
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381: Grown-up Kids
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Karol: Hey, do you mind if I have a gel?
Judith: Karol, I donít really think you should eat those unless you need them.
Karol: But I canít stop thinking about how good they taste, or the smooshy way
they feel between my teeth!
Yuri: I noticed weíve had fewer gels lately... Youíve been snacking on them,
havenít you?
Rita: I want them so badly I canít sleep! And here youíve been eating them while
we werenít looking?!
Karol: I havenít been doing anything like that! ...Wait, Rita, you were losing
sleep over gels...?
Rita: ...N-no! Of course not! Ah hah, wh-what are you talking about...?
Raven: Theyíre not snacks, ya know. They might be small, but theyíre pretty
expensive.
Estelle: I canít say I like their taste or texture very much...
Judith: Perhaps theyíre not too pleasing to a princessís palate.
Yuri: No, thatís not it. I donít think theyíre that good either.
Karol: Iím addicted to their simple taste. You just donít get it...
Raven: ...Gels were made sweet and soft so theyíd appeal ta children, after all.
Karol: ...Are you saying my sense of taste is...childish?
Judith: Whatís the matter with that? You ARE both children...
((Rita and Karol look rather annoyed by that))
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382: Still a Lot to Learn
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Estelle: Synthesis artisans are amazing. They produce such lovely items in such
a short time!
Rita: Yes, it really is an art. The quality is always second to none, too. And
the same artisan is always sneaking into the cities we visit just before we get
there.
((Yuri is surprised))
Estelle/Karol: What?! Really?! Are you serious?!
Raven: Oh yeah. I wish I had half the vitality he has. Weíre nothing compared ta
how much he gets around.
((Yuri starts to look suspiciously at them))
Karol: Yeah, right, okay. Thereís no way he could do that...
Judith: Really? Do you think itís more likely that the worldís full of such
skilled artisans?
Karol: Y-you too, Judith?! Y-you really believe that??
Judith: And he must have great instincts, too. We should see about getting him
to join Brave Vesperia.
Estelle: R-really...? K-Karol, the next time we meet him, letís see if heíll
join. ((starts walking off cheerfully))
Karol: R-right! Okay! ((follows her just as cheerfully))
Yuri: Whoa... I think those two actually fell for all that.
Raven: The princess and the kid still have a lot ta learn.
Rita: I hear theyíre actually using blastia to do the synthesis.
Judith: You know, maybe we got a little carried away...
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383: Pouty Estelle
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Estelle: I love dinner cooked outside over a campfire! ((music note)) Maybe itís
the spice of the stars...
Yuri: The spice of the stars, huh? Heh, maybe so.
Repede: *Woof*
Karol: Nah, the food you get at an inn in town is way better!
Raven: The pretty young lady says somethiní nice, and ya gotta go kill the mood!
Repede: *Whine*...
Karol: Wait, no... But...
((Estelle starts to look upset))
Rita: Food is food, no matter where you eat it! Itís all the same mush in your
stomach, anyway.
Raven: And thereís our little ray of sunshine to chime in with somethiní even
more insensitive!
Estelle: No, itís okay... Youíre right. Inns do have better food, and it doesnít
matter where you eat...
Yuri: Aw, look, you made Estelle all pouty!
Rita: Er, no, I mean, I, you see... Well, I guess... ((continues to stutter and
look around frantically for an excuse, but finally crumbles under the 2 guysí
glares and Estelleís tears)) ...Sorry.
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384: Favorite Places
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Estelle: Itís amazing how many different types of cities there are across the
world!
Karol: Oh yeah, you grew up inside a castle, didnít you? That mustíve been
tough.
Yuri: But I have to say, I like the capital best out of everywhere weíve seen.
Estelle: Me too. I love the feeling of freedom in the air that the capital has!
Karol: I love the cozy humidity of Dahngrest!
Rita: Who needs that muggy town when you can have the breezy, gentle living of
Aspio?
Judith: Sounds like you all think the places that are the best are the ones
youíre the most used to.
Karol: Well, everyone loves the place where they grew up.
Raven: Mmm, Dahngrest is nice, but I gotta go with Yumanju. ((music note))
Karol: ((suspicious)) Because you could spy on women every day?
The Girls: ((scandalized and angry)) *GASP* !
((Yuri looks surprised as well))
Raven: Yeah, thereís that little crack in the wall between the menís and womenís
baths, and ya-- No! No, never!
Yuri: ...You mean itíd be just the thing to soothe the aches and pains of old
age?
Raven: ...Exactly! ...Yer a boy after my own heart, Yuri.
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385: Where You Want to Be
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Karol: Agh...!
Yuri: Whatís the matter, Karol?
Karol: I...I just saw a b-bug... I hate this forest!
Yuri: Come on, this place is tons better than the Blade Drifts of Zopheir, isnít
it? Whatís a few bugs?
Raven: And too much coldíll kill ya! <3
Rita: Youíll be fine in the cold if you just bundle up. Thereís nothing you can
do about a desert, though.
Judith: Yes, you have to remove clothing, and thereís a limit to how much you
can take off.
Raven: Maybe yer just not taking enough off! ((music note))
Rita: ((punches Raven)) .....
Raven: Ow...!
Rita: I also canít stand being on the Atherum.
Judith: There sure are a lot of places you donít like going, Rita.
((Raven slowly moves back to where he was))
Rita: Well, what about you?
Judith: I donít like the Heracles very much, myself. ((angry/digusted)) That
giant blastiaís
just...
Rita: That sounds like the Judith I know...
Repede: Wooof!
Yuri: What about you, Estelle?
Estelle: Huh? Me? I prefer places without monsters, personally.
Karol: Places without monsters... You mean inside barriers.
Estelle: Huh? Thatís not what I mean, exactly...
Yuri: I think I know what you meant.
Rita: I wish the whole planet was like that, but thatís just not how it works.
Estelle: Yes, I know...
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386: Around the World, Thanks to Karol
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Karol: It feels like weíve been all over the entire world.
Estelle: Iíd read about some of the places in books, but weíve gone to lots of
places Iíd never heard of!
Raven: Ah, ya gotta admire the youthfulness...the sweet naivete!
Rita: What? Are you too old and withered to appreciate anything anymore.
Raven: Oh! Youíre terrible! I am as innocent aní pure as a newborn babe...
Yuri: Judy, youíve been around the world on Baíul, right? Did you know most of
the places we went?
Judith: No, not at all. There were a lot of places Iíd never seen before.
Karol: See? Wasnít it a good idea to join Brave Vesperia? Look how far weíve
come!
Estelle: I feel like I really have a sense of how big the world is now. It
wasnít that way in the castle.
Karol: You see?
Rita: Donít be getting all cocky, Karol. Itís not like you had anything to do
with it.
Raven: Now ya know how I feel, kid! Come ta olí Ravenís arms.
((Karol backs off immediately, looking rather scared))
Raven: ((moving towards Karol)) Misery loves company!
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387: All Corners of the World
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Yuri: We finally filled in the world map! It was practically blank when we left
the lower quarter.
Repede: *Woof*
Estelle: In the castle, I never couldíve imagined that Iíd travel to all the
corners of the world someday.
Yuri: Itís such a huge world we live in. Filling in this map really helped me
realize that.
Estelle: Anyone can read about these places in books, but to actually feel the
heat or the cold is...wow...
Yuri: Yeah. The only way to learn about this world is to get out there and
experience it for yourself.
Estelle: Seeing is believing, they say.
Yuri: Well, it shows you that you canít just rely on books to learn what you
need to know.
Repede: Woof!
Estelle: Yuri, you could learn a lot from books!
Yuri: ((completely uninterested)) Yeah yeah, learn learn.
Estelle: Urgh, youíre just impossible!
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389: Baíulís Stroll in the Sky
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Baíul: *Howls* .....
Judith: Hmmm....
Karol: Hey Judith, what are you doing?
Judith: I was communicating with Baíul.
Raven: Come ta think of it, itís been a while since we flew on him, hasnít it?
Estelle: Isnít he lonely while youíre gone, Judith?
Judith: No, not at all. I can communicate with Baíul whenever I want to.
Yuri: Oh yeah? Whatís Baíul doing right now?
Judith: It appears heís taking a stroll in the sky, and eating.
Rita: Eating...?! How is he eating while flying through the sky?
Raven: He could just leave his mouth open as he flew. Food would just come on
in.
Karol: Whoa!!! You mean Baíulís a carnivore?
Judith: Hee hee. If youíre so curious, maybe you should just ask him yourself.
Baíul: *Howls*
Rita: You know we canít talk to Baíul like you can, right...?
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390: Baíulís On His Own
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Rita: Itís been a long time since we first came here.
Yuri: I wonder if Baíulís taking good care of things in our absence.
Raven: Or maybe heís tired of being in such a dark place, and went home!
Karol: Come on, Raven. Heís at least more dependable than you are.
Raven: If you kids are gonna say stuff like that ta me, maybe Iíll go back fer
real!
Rita: Go ahead.
((everyone except Judith are surprised by her quick statement))
Rita: But isnít it tough on Baíul, being near a magic field?
Judith: Yes, the Baíul of a few years ago might not have been able to withstand
that. Even though heís young for an Entelexeia, Baíul has grown. Iím sure heís
just fine right now.
Estelle: You really trust Baíul, donít you, Judith?
Raven: I wish Judith trusted me like that...
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391: A Change of Pace
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Raven: You sure do like walking around outdoors.
((Yuri walks over, Repede following))
Yuri: Who are you talking to?
((Rita and Estelle come over as well))
Repede: *Whine*...?
Raven: Just...myself.
((Karol and Judith enter the scene))
Rita: Going senile now, huh?
Estelle: Weíve just been wandering around outside for quite a while now.
Judith: It might be a nice change of pace sometimes to collect materials for
synthesis.
Karol: And we have Baíul, too. We could use him to fly around and collect them a
lot faster!
Yuri: Youíre saying we should get help from Baíul?
Judith: Yeah, I think that Baíul probably wants to help all of us with what
weíre doing.
Raven: Of course, itís your call whether to collect materials for synthesis or
just wander around.
((everyone else looks curious or suspicious))
Rita: ((getting annoyed)) Seriously, who are you talking to?
Repede: *Whine*...?
((Raven just smirks))
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392: What Not to Do when Gathering
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Karol: Weíve finally managed to gather 1000 items for synthesis! Woohoo!
Rita: What?! Youíve been counting?!
Karol: Huh? Y-yeah, I mean, Iíve been taking notes of how many items we found
and where we found them...
Rita: Agh! Thatís weird! I mean, so pathetic! And creepy!
Yuri: What can I say? Captain Karol loves maps.
((Raven starts to walk by))
Yuri: Heís been just as devoted to filling in our world map, too.
Raven: ((stops)) Oh boy, what a find, what a haul! This beautiful mushroom looks
so delicious!
Karol: !!
Raven: Mmmmm! *nom nom*
Karol: Oh, Raven, donít eat...
Raven: Whoa, this is GOOD!
Karol: ((looking defeated/upset)) ...that mushroom.
Raven: Ahh hah hah hah!
((Yuri and Rita are surprised by his sudden laughing fit))
Raven: M-make it stop! Waaah hah hah hah!
Karol: That was a chuckleshroom. Theyíre for synthesis, not eating...
Rita: Maybe thatís what it takes to teach you not to eat everything you find on
the ground?
Raven: Y-yer actiní like...heh...like itís my fault or somethiní, damn it! Ha ha
ha!
Yuri: And weíre supposed to take you seriously when youíre laughing like that?
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393: Making Nice with the Customers
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Estelle: Waiting tables is more fun than I thought itíd be!
Judith: It is, isnít it? You can talk with all sorts of people, and expand your
perspective on the world, too.
Karol: You all must be so smart. How come Iím the only one who gets yelled at
for messing up orders?
Yuri: Oh, that must be because they like you so much.
Raven: Ya, havenít ya ever heard that the greatest hate springs from the
greatest love?
Karol: What sort of crappy love is that...?
Rita: Forgetting Karol for the moment, why donít you ever wait tables, Yuri?
Yuri: Huh? Itís annoying. I donít wanna do it.
Raven: Sounds like ya just donít know the meaniní of fun, kid! Youíd turn down a
chance ta make nice with a bunch of cute female customers?
Rita: Who wants to get friendly with an old pervert, anyway?!
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394: From Mind to Game
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Rita: ...What sort of technology is this...? I canít understand how it takes the
image of Baíul from our heads and turns it into a game...
Judith: Well, well. So there are things not even our genius mage understands!
Yuri: You know, this whole town if full of stuff we donít understand.
Repede: *Woof*
Raven: So what? If itís fun, itís fun!
Rita: Maybe that works for happy-go-lucky Raven, but I need to understand whatís
around me.
Judith: I think thereís some truth in what Ravenís saying. Even if you canít
unravel certain mysteries, it doesnít change the fact that whatís fun is fun.
Raven: Ya see! Ya see?! Judith darliní, unlike *someone* here, you sure know
whatís important. You and me, weíre on the same wavelength!
Yuri: ...I wonder what would come up on the screen if it showed what the old man
was thinking?
Repede: *Whine*...
Rita: I donít even want to imagine it. In fact, Iím sure we couldnít imagine it
if we tried...
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395: On Art
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Estelle: This figurine is lovely!
Yuri: A figurine? Iíd say itís more like a toy, really.
Karol: You must not have seen many things like this in the castle, Estelle.
Estelle: Iíd like to see more of these figurines!
Yuri: And thus a figurine collector is born...
Judith: Oh, some people are just more interested in aesthetics than others,
Yuri. Itís not all that unusual.
Rita: Yeah, I donít really have any interests outside of blastia.
Karol: Iíve always been a fan of cool guild emblems, myself.
Estelle: What about you, Yuri?
Yuri: Huh? Iíve never really given much thought to artistic sorts of things. I
never really looked at anything like art.
Raven: Ask me, ask me! Ask me what I like...
Everyone: Girls!
Raven: ...Th-thatís right...
Rita: We KNOW itís right!
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396: It Looks Great on You
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Karol: The antlionz sure are weird.
Yuri: Yeah, we donít know what they want or where they come from...or anything
else about them.
Rita: Not that I care about any of that stuff.
Raven: Thatís our genius mage! She must have her gigantic brain thinkiní about
much more important things.
Estelle: But I thought that clothing--or whatever it was he was wearing--was
very cute!
Judith: I prefer the kowz, myself.
Raven: If I were only a little shorter, I could fit into that getup...
Rita: ((cheerfully)) Yeah, Iíll bet Karol could wear it!
Karol: M-me? I-I donít think it would look good on me at all...
Yuri: Youíll never know until you try it on!
Karol: Y-Yuri, you too? ((looking scared)) Cut it out...
Rita: I guess thereís no way to know...
Raven: But to try it out...
((Rita and Raven start grinning/smirking at Karol))
Karol: Huh... N-no, stop it...! ((Runs away, with the other two chasing after
him))
Yuri: Times like this are the only times those two get along at all.
Judith: Hee hee, it looks great on you, Karol!
Karol: ((off-screen)) Gaaahh!!! Qawsedrftgyhujikolp...
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397: A Little Too Casual?
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Karol: Hey...Yuri?
Yuri: What is it?
Karol: Donít you think you need to be a little more...proper?
Repede: *Woof*
Yuri: What do you mean?
Estelle: Your outfit! I really donít think you should be wearing that everywhere
you go!
Yuri: Itís easy to move around in! I donít see whatís wrong with it.
Karol: Arenít you embarrassed?
Yuri: Why?
Raven: Looks like instilliní a sense of shame in the kid wonít work...
Rita: What do you mean, a sense of shame?
Raven: Blastia Girlís impervious as well, huh...
Rita: Huh?
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398: Deep Massage
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Estelle: All right! Whoís up for a little massage?
Karol: A massage? Estelle, why are you dressed like a masseuse, anyway?
Rita: You donít...you donít actually LIKE that outfit, do you?
Estelle: I do! ((music note)) I never saw any clothing like this in the castle.
I
love it! ((music note))
Judith: Well, it looks quite nice on you.
Estelle: My favorite part is this visor! All right, Karol, time for some deep
massage!
((Karol looks shocked, even as Estelle moves up to him to give him that
massage))
Karol: ((trying to get away)) H-h-hold on, now!
Judith: A princess and a masseuse... A deadly mixture, indeed.
Rita: Maybe I should get my lab coat...
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399: Not in That Getup
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Karol: H-hey, Rita... ((moves towards Rita))
Rita: ((quickly backs away)) Ugh, get away from me!
Karol: Estelle... ((moves towards her))
Estelle: ((backs away as well)) If you can avoid it, Iíd prefer if you didnít
come
near me...
Karol: Uhhhh...
Raven: Hey, kid. I donít think ya should be gettingí too close to the ladies
dressed like that.
Judith: Oh, I donít think itís so bad. Itís interesting! But still, ((backs up))
donít get too close, okay?
Yuri: Sounds like itís not going over as well as you thought.
Karol: You all made me wear this Ďcause you thought it was funny! Youíre
terrible!
Yuri: Whoís terrible?
Raven: I donít know.
Judith: Not me, of course.
Karol: Huh? Hey...!
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400: Scandalous!
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Estelle: Rita? How long are you planning to wear that?
Rita: Huh? I havenít really thought about it.
Estelle: Isnít that what you wear after getting out of the bath?
Rita: Yep. Itís easy to move around in and it gives me nice airflow, too.
Estelle: You canít wear that! A young lady canít parade around in scandalous
clothing like that for all the world to see! What if a strange man attacked you?
Rita: Iíd blast him to smithereens.
Estelle: Thatís right! Youíd kick his b-- No! Stop changing the subject!
Rita: This is what common people wear, right? And if you think this is
scandalous, what about Judith?
Estelle: I, umm...
Judith: Too scandalized for words, I see.
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401: Manly Musk
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Yuri: Wow old man, really making yourself at home with that getup, arenít you?
Raven: Oh yeah! Can you feel the macho energy? The manly musk, waftiní from my
physique? My fans across the world are gonna love this!
Rita: Idiot.
Raven: Hey, Rita! Ya interested in becoming my fan? ((moves towards her; Rita
jumps away, freaked out)) Whaddaya say? Manly musk!
Rita: ((backs away even more)) Agh! Thatís gross! Get away from me! Hey dog, do
something about him, would you?
Repede: WOOF WOOF! ((gets in between Raven and Rita))
Raven: Humph! It seems it is time ta put my macho energy ta the ultimate test--
taming the savage beast!
Repede: GRRRR!
((Raven backs up a bit, and then lunges forward))
Raven: Gaze upon my manly physique and be awed!
Yuri: Repedeís male...
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402: Gorgeous You-Know-Whats
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Estelle: Umm, Judith? I think that outfit looks very cute on you.
Judith: Oh, thanks, Estelle!
Estelle: But, um... When youíre wearing that outfit...
Rita: Sheís trying to say that weíre fed up with all the guys ogling you in that
outfit!
Estelle: Umm, thatís not exactly it. You see, we, umm, have a very important job
to do, so, umm...
Judith: So youíre jealous?
Estelle: Ah...!
Judith: If thatís all it is, just wear this outfit yourself.
Estelle: Like my boobs could fill out that top! Uh...! ((Runs away, VERY
embarrassed))
Judith: I never said anything about boobs...
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403: So Cute
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Judith: Oh, Estelle, you looks so cute!
Estelle: R-really? Iím glad... I was worried these clothes wouldnít look good on
me...
Rita: They seem kind of old-fashioned.
Estelle: Thatís what makes them cute! ...Ah, I wasnít talking about myself!
Rita: No, itís okay.
Estelle: I was just saying that the clothes are cute, not me...
Rita: You donít need to be so modest!
Judith: ...Youíre so cute.
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404: Order Up, Karol!
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Karol: All right, time to serve up some orders!
Yuri: ((surprised)) ďServe up some ordersĒ...?
Karol: Ah... Itís just that wearing this puts me in the mood to be serving
customers...((embarrassed))
Raven: Ya know, those clothes make ya look a little more macho than usual, kid.
Karol: Really? Heh...
Yuri: You think so...?
Raven: ...So I guess that means Karolíll be cookiní dinner tonight!
Karol: Wait, you were supposed to cook tonight, Raven! Hold on! I mean... Hey?!
Yuri: You heard the man, Karol.
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405: Itís All About the Ears
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Estelle: Wow, Rita! You look different than you usually do. You look cute...
((Yuri looks over curiously))
Rita: ((embarrassed/annoyed))...Are you saying I normally donít look cute...?
Estelle: N-no, thatís not what I meant... ((sad))
Rita: Well, itís not like I care anyway.
Estelle: Hey, Yuri, you think she looks cute, right? ((goes up to Yuri and
starts
dragging him towards Rita)) Donít you?
Yuri: Huh? ((looks away)) Yeah... I like those cat ears, I guess.
Rita: Just the ears...?
Estelle: Oh, come on, Yuri, why are being so shy? Your face is turning red!
Yuri: ...The ears are the problem.
Rita: ((annoyed)) Whatís that supposed to mean?
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406: Perfect for the Old Man
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Yuri: Wow, that looks surprisingly good on you, old man.
Raven: Iím surprised youíre surprised! Of course it looks great!
Rita: Yeah, that sort of messy look suits you pretty well.
Raven: Well, I didnít expect a naÔve young lady like yerself ta understand an
adultís subtle grace.
Rita: Why would I wanna understand that?!
Yuri: So thatís an adultís subtle grace, huh...?
Raven: Mmm...?
Yuri: I feel like itís boosting your natural sketchiness more and more...
Rita: Oh, that I understand.
Raven: No no no...
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407: Now THATíS Service!
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Judith: Well? What do you think?
Karol: Whooooaa...
Raven: And just what are you stariní at...?
Karol: Uh... I was just thinking that if Judith was a waitress somewhere, Iíd go
there every single day!
Raven: Ah, Karol, taken by the charms of an older woman... ĎCourse, Iíd do the
same thing!
Judith: Heh heh. Thanks guys. I wonder if I should show a little more, you
know...?
Raven: Oh yes! Oh god, yes! ((falls over, ready to die happy))
Karol: Judith, I think thatís enough... I canít stand seeing Raven like this for
much longer...
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408: Weíre a Guild
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Estelle: Itís been a slow process, but Brave Vesperia has really come into its
own as a guild.
Rita: I think itís still nowhere close to a full-fledged guild.
Estelle: But everyoneís trying their best!
Rita: Well, I guess the guild does have a good style.
((Yuri and Estelle look curious about her meaning))
Estelle: A good style?
Rita: We have the kid for comic relief, the Krityan as the love interest, and
Yuri as the straight man.
((Yuri is rather surprised by this assessment))
Estelle: Oh. I thought you were talking about how fashionable our clothes were!
Rita: Thatíd make you the space cadet, then.
Estelle: So youíre the straight woman?
Rita: Iím not a member of your crazy comedy act.
Yuri: ((annoyed)) ...Weíre a guild, you know.
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409: One Surprise After Another
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Karol: Brave Vesperia is making smooth sailing! ((music note))
Judith: But Iím not sure if I can see which way weíre heading.
Karol: ...You mean itís like weíre surrounded by fog on all sides...?
Yuri: I kind of like that, though. You never know whatís going to happen next.
Repede: WOOF WOOF!
Judith: Itís more like we lack a plan in the first place.
Karol: But that can be fun too! We might run across an amazing treasure, or
something even better!
Yuri: Haha, you sure have a lot of enthusiasm for someone who gets startle so
easily, Captain Karol!
Karol: I-I like being startled! Whatís the point of an adventure without
surprises?
Judith: Heh, I like that. Okay, letís just keep moving forward as we have been.
As a guild.
Repede: Woof!
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410: Histories
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Raven: So Yuri has a history, too...
Estelle: Iíd like to know where all of you came from.
Karol: Hmmm, where should I start...?
Rita: We already know what youíre going to say, you big wuss.
Karol: Urgh... Fine, Rita, then how about you?
Rita: Iíve done research in Aspio for a while.
Karol: Jeez, big shocker there. ...What about you, Judith?
Judith: Me? I lived in a town before I met Baíul. Everybody called me a prim and
proper little girl.
Yuri: ((skeptical)) You gotta be kidding. ((Judith is kinda annoyed by his
disbelief)) Estelle...you grew up in the castle, right?
Estelle: Yes. I spent all of my time in the castle, reading books. Iím so
jealous of all of you.
Karol: See, no surprises, just like Ritaís story!
Raven: Doesnít anyone want ta ask olí Raven? I might have some interestiní tales
ta tell?
Rita: In your case, old man, I think Iíve got a pretty good idea what youíd say.
Raven: My past might spin ya fer a loop and have ya falliní head over heels fer
me! Ya donít know!
Yuri: I canít say youíve established a lot of credibility so far as stories are
concerned, old man.
Raven: Donít be so cold! Come on, let me tell my story!
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411: Home, Sweet Home
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Judith: Everyone in the lower quarter is so kind. It makes me miss my hometown a
little.
Yuri: Judy, isnít your hometown...
Judith: Yes, itís gone.
Rita: Hometowns, hmm... I lived in Aspio, so I canít say I feel too nostalgic
about this place.
Karol: Yeah, same with me and Dahngrest...
Estelle: I...I miss the castle every now and then.
Yuri: Yeah, you spent a long time there. Iím the same with the lower quarter.
Karol: Whereís your hometown, Raven?
Raven: Me? Hmmm... Dahngrest, I guess.
Karol: Huh? But you werenít born in Dahngrest, were you?
Raven: Well, if our journey ended now, Iíd head back to Dahngrest... So I guess
itís my hometown.
Estelle: Maybe our hometown is just the place weíd most like to go back to if we
had the choice...
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412: A Sad End
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Estelle: Why did things have to end up the way they did...?
Raven: At this point, thereís no use mulliní over whether we chose the right
course or not.
Judith: But we need to think about it, so the same thing doesnít happen again.
Yuri: Itís becoming harder and harder to make a legitimate living in this world.
Iím not saying that should excuse what Iíve done.
Rita: You canít go through your entire life doing whatís right. Itís sad, but
thatís reality...
Karol: But that doesnít mean someone who used their sword for justice will just
turn evil for no reason. As long as they were fighting to protect someone right
and good...
Raven: But accept that, and things break down ta anarchy.
Estelle: I want to change the world so those who are just can lead good lives. A
world where we canít have justice without making someone else the bad guy is
just too sad...
Karol: Itíd be nice if people could just talk things over.
Raven: Yeah, thatíd be a nice start.
Yuri: ......*Angry sigh*
Rita: Thatís why Iím saying that you shouldnít carry this burden by yourself!
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413: An Unforgettable Journey
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Karol: The imperial family and the guilds... Estelleís standing with both of
them is gonna change.
Yuri: I donít know whatíll happen in the future. If Estelle doesnít change that
much...
Estelle: I doubt Iíll change as long as I keep the memories I have right now.
But Iíd like to continue this journey with you until the end...
Yuri: Donít worry--I can just sneak you out of the castle again, like I did when
we first met!
Karol: Yeah, and this time Iíll tag along and help with the lockpicking!
Estelle: Thank you, both of you. But crime is a very bad thing!
Karol: Then weíll have to go in through the front like decent visitors, wonít
we, Yuri?
Yuri: The front door really isnít my style. ...Man, do we really have to do
that?
Estelle: Yes, please do!
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414: Scary Things
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Rita: Wow, Karol, when you freak out, you really freak out!
Karol: Come on, everyone has a few things theyíre afraid of, donít they?!
Rita: Not me.
Raven: Now, now, genius mage, itís not nice to lie. Even olí Ravenís got his own
fears.
Yuri: What are you afraid of, old man?
Raven: Iím afraid of pretty girls!
Karol: What?!
Yuri: ((skeptical)) Yeah, yeah... Rita, itís better to come clean. That way we
can
help you out.
Rita: Like anyone needs your help! I can take care of myself just fine!
Raven: Her type always has some of the worst fears...
Rita: Yeah, whatever.
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415: Learn Well
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Raven: *groan* ...My head hurts.
Estelle: Are you okay? Should I use my healing artes?
Rita: Leave him, Estelle. Heís just not used to hard questions like that. I
think
he sprained his brain.
Yuri: But Rita! Iím impressed! You know everything!
Rita: Well, you never know what might be useful for research.
Judith: Knowledge is no burden, they say.
Yuri: Estelleís living proof of that.
Estelle: Read enough books and you just learn lots of things without realizing
it.
Judith: Maybe you absorb facts better because youíre already reading all the
time.
Yuri: That tactic wonít work for the old man at all.
((Karol enters, weaving from exhaustion))
Karol: Ugggh... My head hurts...
Rita: Here comes the second doofus...
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416: High Standards?
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Raven: Now that ya kids have gotten an insight inta the real Raven, I think itís
yer turn.
Yuri: Our turn to what?
Raven: Ta tell about yer love lives, what else?
Rita: Youíre so stupid...
Estelle: Iíd...kind of like to hear what everyone has to say.
Judith: Oh? Then you have to start, Estelle. Whatís your ideal man like?
Estelle: My ideal man...is someone like the Amber Knight in the Tale of the Jade
Planet.
Judith: ((annoyed/confused)) Who?
Estelle: In the Tale of the Jade Planet, heís a good friend of the main
character, andó
Raven: Sure, sure. Whoís next?
Karol: I prefer a girl whoís nice, a little quiet, maybe kinda gentle, not too
tall...
Raven: ...That girl ya liked...was she like that?
Yuri: I seem to remember her being a bit more on the strong-willed side.
Karol: Rita and Judith, what about you?
Rita: Someone whoís not like the old man.
Judith: That sounds about right.
Yuri: Yeah, Iíll go with that, too.
Raven: ((upset)) You kids just donít understand the beauty of the middle-aged
man!
Someday, someday...
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417: Casino Crasher
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Karol: I had no idea you were so good at cards, Judith!
Judith: Really? I donít think Iím anything special.
Raven: Come to think of it, Iíve heard of her before.
Yuri: Really? You knew, Raven?
Raven: Yah, I heard a rumor or two about a wanderiní gambler who rides a dragon.
They say that the casinos sheís gone to have gone bankrupt, one by one...
Karol: Someone who rides a dragon? Thatís gotta be Judith!
Judith: The stories get bigger every time theyíre told. All I did in Nordopolica
was destroy the blastia. Anyway, letís stop talking about silly things and get a
move on.
Raven: Ya know, they say it wasnít just one or two casinos that gambler put
outta business...
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418: Hot Springs Are Nyice
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Yuri: We really worked our butts off in there!
Rita: I canít believe how much Estelle got into character!
Karol: Youíre one to talk, Rita. You were loving it! Checking yourself out in
the mirror over and over again... You know you liked that outfit.
Rita: Sh-shut up! I-I donít know what youíre talking about!
Raven: Yer kinda cute when yer embarrassed!
Rita: Ha! ((punches Raven to the ground))
Raven: Gahack, gugh...
Judith: It felt nice to relax in the outdoor baths after working up a nice sweat
doing hard work.
Estelle: I love this kind of lifestyle. Itís so fun that we can all relax
together in a nice outdoor hot spring!
Raven: G-gahack... Y-yes... Outdoor s-springs are...nyice...
Everyone: Nyice?
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419: The Mystery of the Wonder Chef
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Karol: I probably shouldíve asked this a long time ago, but who IS the Wonder
Chef, anyway?
Rita: Is he even human?
Estelle: Iíve never read any sort of literature mention the Wonder Chef before.
Raven: I wouldnít mind if he taught me how to turn into objects like he does.
Karol: Really? But you wouldnít be able to move!
Raven: You can see all sortsa things! Iíd transform into something in a pretty
ladyís room...
Rita: Ha! ((punches Raven))
Raven: Ugh!
Yuri: He was waiting like that the entire time. What if we never found him?
((Raven moves back to position))
Judith: Or what would happen if someone broke him...
Estelle: You...you canít do that! What if he really is a person?!
Karol: Maybe we could just draw some funny pictures on him?
Yuri: Now youíre thinking.
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420: On Stage
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Estelle: Rita, you were resisting at first, but you really got into the act,
didnít you?
Rita: N-no, you were just taking your part so seriously... I had no choice but
to follow along.
Judith: Your costume was pretty cute, too. What a nice treat for all of us!
Rita: Hey!
Yuri: Your acting was really on point, Karol.
Karol: Heh. Well, I used to be in the actorsí guild, after all...
Raven: Youíve been in all sorts of guilds, kid...
Rita: Anyway, that wasnít even acting.
Estelle: Iíd like to act in another play with everyone else, someday.
Rita: No way! Never again!
Karol: Me neither! I donít want Rita to set me on fire again!
Judith: Iíd like to be in the play, next time.
Raven: Iíd have to be the lead, of course.
Yuri: I had my doubts, but it looks like everyone had a good time.
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421: Voyage of the Scurvy Dogs
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Rita: How long do you plan on goofing around on the ocean?
Yuri: Whatís the rush? I think itís nice to take things easy every once in a
while.
Karol: Yeah, me too. Itís a little slow, but itís so nice sailing on the ocean.
Repede: Woof!
Raven: ((pirate accent)) Arrr, so ye three scurvy dogs are on my side.
Judith: So, shall the woman take them on?
Rita: Itís a stupid argument. Do what you want. Weíre going below deck. ((walks
off))
Estelle: Wait, Iím... ((follows))
Raven: Arr, this vessel now belongs ta Capín Raven! Come on, men! We set sail
fer adventure!
Karol: Ravenís acting weird...
Repede: *Whine*...
Yuri: I actually like the old manís passion... Just donít forget where weíre
going, okay?
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422: That Wayís Dangerous
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Rita: Where are you going? The Shaikos Ruins are east of Aspio.
Karol: Weíre headed for Halure, right?
Estelle: But the Red-Eyes could still be around.
Yuri: Yeah, maybe we should hold off on going there now.
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423: Not This Way
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Yuri: This isnít the right way.
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424: We Shouldnít Go Back
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Yuri: I donít think going backís such a good idea.
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425: Oops!
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Estelle: Oh? I didnít mean to go this way.
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426: I Donít Know About This Way...
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Estelle: I donít know if we should really go back right now.
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427: Hey...
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Karol: Hey, this isnít the right way is it?
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428: This Wayís Bad
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Karol: Eh, we really shouldnít be going this way right now.
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429: Wrong Direction
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Rita: Weíre going in the wrong direction.
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430: This Way? Really?
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Rita: We shouldnít be going this way.
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431: Olí Raven Lost It
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Raven: Huh? Old Raven kinda lost it for a second and started going the wrong
way.
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432: Oh No No No
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Raven: Oh, no, no, no. You DO NOT want to go this way.
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433: Oh My!
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Judith: Oh, it looks like I messed up.
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434: Letís Turn Around
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Judith: Letís turn around and go the other way.

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