Part 5: The Aerial Side of the Alchemists Training (DX)Part XVI: The Aerial Side of the Alchemists Training (DX)
Ideals and Viewpoints
My mom makes a lot of assumptions, and does crazy things. It really causes trouble for me
Well, its true that your mother is a little intense.
But at times like that, Im doing my best to tell her how I actually feel. Shes always doing those crazy things for my sake. Shes thinking about whats best for me.
Thats why she really cares about what I actually want to do. Im sure Jurie would think the same way. Miruca, have you ever tried to directly tell Jurie how you feel? She wont get it if you just keep repeating I dont want this or I dont need that. I think thats why shes still forcing herself to save up money, so you can be free to return to Central.
Show some respect, Shal.
W-whats that supposed to mean!?
Growing up all on your own I look like a child thanks to you.
Ill try it. I dont know if Ill be able to tell her very well, but I cant let you show off on your own. Thanks for thinking about my sister.
Oh, there you are, Shallie! And hello, Miruca!
This should be where Mirucas atelier is, from what Escha told me. Hell oh
An Imbuing Mess
Uh. What do you mean?
I mean, was there an earthquake, or did someone break in here?
Of course not. If theres something you want to say, say it clearly.
Wait, are you telling me this mess was always here !?
Youre exaggerating. This is normal for an alchemist. Isnt that right, Shal?
Um, well thats B-but! I think Mirucas Imbuing is really amazing!
Uh I understand how you feel, but you dont need to force yourself
How can you properly Imbue with an atelier like this ? Youll lose efficiency if things arent in order.
Thats not your concern. I know where everything is, so there isnt a problem.
I see If you say so. But still
Can I at least put this bookshelf in order?
Then at least let me put away all these tools spilled across the floor
I-I see. Thats unfortunate
Ugh, Im sorry! Miruca is always like this No matter how much I tell her, she never listens. But she really is skilled at her work. Could you let this slide, Logy?
Its fine. I understand her feelings. I wouldnt want people messing around with my atelier, either.
Exactly. If you understand, then leave.
Yeah, sorry about that. Just let me ask one last thing.
Whats driving Logy to go so far
*Sigh*. The people you bring over are always so meddlesome, Shal. I dont really mind, though
Ill be back some other time, then.
Oh yeah, Shallie! I just realized something about Ayesha! You know how I told you that a lot of people helped me make the medicine for Nady?
Yeah. So Ayesha
She was the one who came to my atelier to help me synthesize the medicine! The recipe Keith gave me was still REALLY hard and Ayesha was the one who helped me see it through!
So we have to thank her! What are we waiting for?!
Yes! We both owe her a great deal!
The Herbalist Turned Alchemist
Uuuh, um, I heard from Stera that you helped make my moms medicine Thank you very much!
You dont need to humble yourselves so much. I just did whats natural for an herbalist.
Herbalist ? You arent an alchemist?
I was an herbalist back in my homeland. Hmm, but I guess it doesnt matter what you call me now
Oh. And thats why you know so much about medicine.
More importantly, did the medicine work?
Yeah! Even the doctor was surprised. He said she would be just fine if she got some rest!
I see, thats a relief. But that medicine isnt a complete cure. It just stopped her from getting worse.
This isnt just a cold. I cant believe Keith would come up with such a difficult medicine without seeing the patient
(It sounds to me like Ayesha is very close to Keithgriff )
Can I see how your mother is doing sometime soon?
Of course! Youre more than welcome, Ayesha!
Thats great, Lotte!
Yeah! It really is !
Now that Im here in Stellard, it really makes me think
The Herbalists Homeland
I know, right? Im really proud of this town!
Its completely different from my homeland
Whats your homeland like, Ayesha?
Its an atelier really far from here in the middle of a forest The area is surrounded by forests, and the air is clean. There are lots of herbs, so it was hard learning them But thats also why it didnt feel very open, like this town is.
Wow, theres a place like that? I want to try going there sometime.
Me too! I want to see just how big and varied this world is!
Hehe, you really are alchemists. If you want to know, Im sure youll be able to fulfill that wish.
But first, we need to defend this city from the Dusk.
Yeah. I want to save your village too, Stera.
I heard this desert was once an ocean. We cant just watch while such a lovely town is consumed by the Dusk. There are plenty of keys here. Thats why Im sure theres a way Its possible that Ill find a hint to the answers I seek, too Lets keep doing our best together!
So next we oughta check in with Solle! He and Escha and Logy were sent here to help investigate the Dusk, after all so maybe theyll have a big job for us!
Competence and Convenience
Do you have any big and exciting jobs for us?
Logy. Those documents can be delayed until the day after tomorrow. Could you take care of these first?
I got it. Ill get working on those first.
Thank you, please do so. Oh, Escha. Please make sure those documents are ready in time for the next postal flight.
Okay! Both of you, wait just a little bit.
(Yeesh Solle is really running these two ragged )
By the way, I need the documents I gave you yesterday by the end of the day
Ive already finished that paperwork. Is this good?
Its fine, thank you. With this done, we should reach todays goals.
Thats a relief. Im starting to feel pretty tired.
Our efforts were worthwhile!
By the way I heard Logys work was Imbuing alchemy, but it seems like his job now is paperwork
Thats right. I heard he was an alchemist who does really amazing work
Yeah, thats right. But Logys also methodical, so hes also really good at paperwork! I mostly carry around the paperwork thats already finished. Were splitting up the work pretty well!
Yes, it really helps. Although Ill need Logy to work even harder tomorrow.
Ill have to do even more tomorrow?
Yes, the deadlines are on the same day. Is that inconvenient for you, Logy?
N-no! Theres no problem. Im fine !
H-he seems to be having a hard time
Yeah. Being capable isnt all glory, we got a glimpse of the sad side of it, too !
Speaking of being capable, I do indeed have a job for you, Shallies.
Ooh! What kind of job?
If you recall, there were dangerous slags in the Crystal Valley en route to Faav Village. Theres one called the Defender that I want you to take care of.
Defender I think we can handle it!
There are also some beasts on the Eastern Continent that Id like you to handle as well, if youd be so kind. And dont forget a report on these creatures
Can do! We can go right now, Shallie!
Yes! Ill have Teo get the ship ready.
Oh yes, Escha, Logy, no running away from the paperwork on the way there or back.
(Still though, while its nice to be relied on, wed better watch it before we end up completely overworked like Logy over here )
Im sure Al will be happy if we brought this to him. So might as well pick it up!
Now, I believe the report said that the Defender was deeper in the valley
Theres the Defender! At least, that matches the description.
Theres also a giant boar here. I think this is one of the beasts that Solle was talking about.
Use this well!
Now, for our target
I made this myself. It should work well!
Ill use this!
Ooh, those look like theyll hurt once they land better wrap this up quickly!
Ill show you
And thats that! Its nothing more than a hunk of junk now!
Still, about those missiles it fired Theyre still in the air, right?
Well, lets leave before we find out where they land!
Y-yes! Off to Faav Village!
Youve noticed too, havent you? About Ayesha, was it?
I swear that Ive seen Nio use some of the same bombs that she uses. Back when Nio was with the Colseit R&D Team, anyway.
It cant be a coincidence, right? And Ayesha does bear a strong resemblance to Nio
Well have to ask Ayesha about that sometime later.
You sure do some crazy things sometimes. I said Id take care of it myself, but you decided to follow me anyway.
What are you saying? I place great value on such experiences, which is why Im paying so much for this! Gaining something by doing nothing is far too mundane. My pride as an adventurer would not stand for that!
Is that so? I dont understand things like that at all.
Hey, Harry! Is what you said true!?
That youre paying money
Yeah, Harrys actually a businessman with so much money he doesnt need to find treasure himself.
Reyfer, Ive told you countless times that thats a misunderstanding!
Still, you have a lot of money, right? Thats what matters!
I didnt think this was worthy of mention before, but Im Harry Olson, chairman of the Harry Company. Being wealthy is just a trivial detail to me. Ive found something far more important.
Theres something I want to ask! I want to get rich too, but What should I do?
Youre awfully direct!
I dont mind. Thats actually quite a lovely dream for a young person. However, you must understand something: Money is a result, it should not be a goal in and of itself.
Whats that mean ?
You shouldnt just think about making money. If you work hard and make good choices, money will come to you.
Huh, I see!
Its not good to be controlled by your own desires and greed. Allow me to cite an example for you Even if you have a hot product, if all you do is sell that one item, people will eventually become tired of it.
I guess thats true.
On the other hand, I handle rare goods from various different regions, so of course I keep peoples interest.
Oh, I get it! That really makes sense!
Thats true, of course. Ive been blessed by many capable employees.
Youre talking about Marietta, right!? Shes so hard working and wonderful
Oh, Ayesha. You think so, too? The entire stores propped up by her skills.
Hehe, I wonder how shes doing
Ah, you know this person too, Ayesha? Then does that mean this store is from the city where you met each other?
Thats right. A certain someone was always complaining about how the owner only brings weird junk, though.
W-Well, th-thats just a noble desire for new experiences and change
That also reminds me, they also said there wasnt any room to store products that were in demand because of all that junk. Its important to understand your customers needs. What a good employee that was
Right. Marietta never made compromises when it came to the store!
A-Ahem! Uh, I apologize, but I just remembered some important business I need to attend to. Well speak again. Excuse me!
Look at him go! I guess the heat was a little too much for him
Master, was all that true?
Of course it was. He couldnt ever run a business himself. He just lucked out and found good employees.
Still I cant really hold it against him. Hes just too likeable. Ill give him that, at least
Yeah, thats true. That might actually be an amazing talent. Anyway I think were done here. Back to Stellard!
Regardless of where you are, there are some duties which must be done.
Okay, okay We should take a little break now.
Very well. Thanks to Logy, weve made good progress today.
Logy was always really good at paperwork, after all.
No, youre just especially bad at paperwork, Escha
Although, compared to her time in Colseit, shes made a market improvement.
Huh, you got Solle to praise you? Thats pretty amazing, Escha.
Im speaking in relative terms.
Oh right, speaking of Colseit Katla is here too, Im glad to keep meeting so many people I know.
Now that you mention it Well, its Katla. If there's a business opportunity, shell appear anywhere.
Since Katlas here, Im sure Micie is feeling really lonely. But when I told Katla about it, she didnt really react much.
Thats less of a lack of reaction, and more of a lack of awareness of Micie. She might not even remember him
What!? Thats terrible! You agree, right Logy!?
Uh This is an issue between them. I dont think its something I should be butting into.
Hmm, I wonder why Katla doesnt notice Micies feelings He made such an appeal to her and everything.
Well, Micie didnt exactly explain it clearly, and plus this is Katla were talking about. She would probably say Micie? Oh, you mean one of my customers! Id be happy if he came shopping again! Or something like that?
Wait, theres someone who likes Katla!?
How unexpected Although thats a bit rude to say.
Ehehe, yeah, well you see
Everyone, please take your gossip elsewhere. This is a place for work.
Eeek! S-sorry, we got carried away Everyone, lets go outside!
Oh right. I found this, so I just had to come drop it off Sorry for intruding, see you later! Lets go, Escha!
*Sigh* By the way, did you have some business here, Shallies?
Oh, thats right.
But youre on break now. Shouldnt we save it for later?
No As I said, Im on duty now I dont mind if its work related. Anyway, what business do you have, Shallies?
We took care of the Defender in the Crystal Valley. That should help secure safe passage between Stellard, the Solice Trading Camp, and Faav Village.
Also, we handled some of the beasts on the Eastern Continent. Thatll also help. Though now, I cant help but wonder what lies beyond Faav Village
I see In that case, well confirm it as well.
Still, you never seem to get agitated, Solle
All things come through experience.
Oh, Escha, I just remembered! I agreed to meet up with Ayesha right about now.
Ayesha? Wait, you already know her?
We met about ten years ago, but something came up six years ago and she vanished. I couldnt find any trace of her at all for years, and then suddenly she turns up here in Stellard! So thats why she and I want to catch up a bit more. Well, catch you later!
So Wilbell also knows Ayesha who had to go into hiding six years ago
Secrets to keep
Hehe, you really are Bell
W-what!? I didnt say anything weird, did I?
No, you didnt. I was just reminded that youve always been like this, and it made me happy.
What are you talking about? You just said I grew up the other day.
I was just talking about appearances. Inside, youre still helpful and kind, but just a little bit of an over-worker.
T-this is why ditzy people like her are scary No wonder that stubborn old man is always lost for words with her. Anyway, Im an adult woman inside now, too. I dont do childish things like before.
We were just talking about the past.
Right, youve known each other for a long time! Ayesha! What kind of person was master in the past?
Lets see, back then, Bell was
Huh? Why are you getting so flustered?
Yeah, I wasnt intending to say anything weird. For example, in the past, Bell was
H-hey, Im telling you to stop! Shallie, Ill go and visit you later. Just go and continue your training! Ayesha, well talk about the past when were alone!
Whaaat? Why are you so against this?
I know, right? Bell is acting weird.
T-theres nothing weird about me! Ugh, whatever. A-anyway, were leaving, Shallie!
Huh!? Wait up, master!