Part 1: The First DayVideo- Al-Revis
Watch How It Starts
Do you mean my name? Its Sulpher.
Sulpher Are you all alone, too?
Yes, just like you.
I see Can I stay with you?
Sure. Thats not a bad idea.
Thank you. Um, Im
Vayne. Thats what he called you.
Vayne is my name
It has come to our attention that a relative of Theofratus Aurelius has been discovered.
Wh-who are you?
Is this your Mana?
Mana? Sulpher is my friend.
My apologies Please dont stare at me with those terrified eyes.
Umm do you I mean you two live here alone?
When we go into town, everyone is frightened.
I would assume so. People around here probably have no knowledge of alchemy.
Your powers may seem inexplicable to them.
Oh, you dont know about alchemy either?
Needless to say if Theofratus did indeed have a son he belongs here at Al-Revis, despite the opinions of certain members of the faculty regarding his father.
Yes. He locked himself away. No one really liked him, either.
Do you know anything about this place?
I cant remember much. Only vague images
Hmm, I see. No wonder finding you was so difficult.
What is he doing here, anyway?
Um, why are you here?
Thats what Sulpher wants to know.
Hmm? Oh my, excuse me, I completely forgot.
We dont know much about his current arrangements, but as you are well known for putting people at ease we are comfortable trusting you with this assignment, Zeppel.
Yes. Its a school for young alchemists from all over the world
You see I came here today to invite you to the Academy!
Needless to say, this task requires all proper discretion. Good luck.
- Internal Memo, Al-Revis Academy
Its been a busy day today. We had an orientation shortly after I arrived on campus.
Lastly, once again, congratulations on your enrollment to this school.
Orientation is over. Students will return to their classrooms now.
Cornelia: Hey, youre in the way. Move it.
Oh, uh, sorry.
What a bitch
Yeah, but, we were kinda standing in her way
Hahaha. Cheer up, my boy!
After orientation I ran into Mr. Zeppel, which was good because I had no idea where I was supposed to go.
Oh its nice to see you again, Mister Zeppel.
Yes, it sure is. Oh and by the way, Ill be your homeroom teacher.
So you must show your respect by calling me Professor Zeppel.
Oh, okay. Im sorry
I was kidding. Now, lets go to class. Do you know where it is?
I have no idea
Then well go together. Dont want to get lost on your first day now.
I followed him to homeroom.
Video- A Friend
Watch Vayne Make A Friend
Students: Nice to meet you, too!
It can be difficult at times, so please come talk to me if you need help.
If Im not too busy, Ill be happy to discuss anything with you.
Now, Im sure youre all tired, so todays intro will be quick and simple.
Thats it for today! Classes start tomorrow, so dont be late.
I have to say I was already getting worried.
Whats wrong? You look so down.
???: Hey, can I ask you something?
Well< I was just thinking. Will I be able to keep up with someone else ?
If youre already worried about it, your futures looking pretty dark.
W-well I mean
???: Hello!? Can you hear me?
Youre the one who decided to come here in the first place
Im sorry. I was just feeling a little faint at heart is all
So worried, I think I sort of spaced out.
Who were you talking to?
Huh? Oh, Sulpher
Aww, how cute! Is he your Mana? He cant speak? How unusual.
Well, its not like Ive met a lot of Mana, either. This ones mine.
Hello, Jess. Whats going on?
I wanna introduce you. Come on, say hello.
Oh, hi. Nice to meet you.
Oh, uh Nice to meet you, too
Okay, you can go home now.
Wha-what? Thats all the stage time I get? Wait a minute!
See? She talks normally.
Yeah I guess youre right
I almost missed out on the chance to make my first human friend.
I was worried the guy sitting next to me was crazy.
My names Jessica. You can call me Jess. What about you?
Im Vayne. Vayne Aurelius.
Vayne, huh? Say, are you doing anything after this?
Wanna explore the campus together?
Huh? You and me?
Do you have plans?
Great! Cmon, lets go!
System Message: Jess has joined your party.
You first human friend. Good luck.
Yeah, youre right Ill do my best.
Vayne! Hurry up!
This place is still so confusing. It sort of feels good not to be alone in not knowing whats going on.
What are they all doing?
You two! I suggest you dont stand there. Youre blocking everyones way.
Oh, excuse m- Oh, youre the principal!
Hmm? You are Vayne and Jess, I believe. Ive heard rumors about you.
Ah, hahaha More importantly, what is everyone doing here?
Theyre looking for work. This is the Student Affairs Center, you see.
Thats right. They provide on-campus jobs, such as lawn-mowing and sweeping.
Its a good chance for students to make a little spending money.
So thats why theres so many people
You should come by some time. Though, there may not be any jobs at first.
Well then, I will excuse myself. I still have a little work to do.
We should get going, too.
Theres so much going on here.
Theres a lot of stuff. Hmm, the clerk must be
Ooh? A customer?
Ah, here she is!
What is it? Whatcha wanna buy?
Um, were just looking around
And we didnt bring any money.
Ah, penniless rascals Just looking, huh? You Freshmen?
Yep. We just had our orientation earlier today.
I see In other words, a valuable customer for the next three years.
What kind of things do you sell here?
Pretty much anything basic. As long as you bring money.
Ah Ill remember that.
Well then, were gonna go now.
Alrighty then. Next time, bring lotsa money. Okay?
And it seems things are somewhat dangerous.
Oh, excuse us. We shouldve knocked before coming in.
We were visiting places on campus
This is the infirmary. Were you planning to be naughty with her?
What do you mean, naughty?
You two are no fun There was a time when I was innocent, too
Never mind. If youre not hurt or sick, you should go home.
Oh, excuse us. We didnt mean to interrupt your work
I dont mind. While youre at this school, youll be coming here a lot.
What do you mean?
Hehe. Youll see soon enough.
Are classes really that dangerous?
I wish I didnt hear that
We were getting ready to head back to our separate dorms when things got a bit weird.
Video- Enter The Flay
Watch the A Suspenseful Scene!
I think I should go back to the dorms soon.
A pair of older students came up to us.
Do you know him?
No, not at all
Are you sure this is him? He doesnt look too bright to me.
Who cares? His name matches. Thats good enough for me.
Hmph, whatever. Lets just take him already.
Um Do you want something?
Were supposed to take you back. Come on, hurry up.
???: Stop right there!!
Whatever they had planned for us was interrupted, though.
Dont get in our way. I wanna go home already.
Then dont interfere with me. Hey, you two!
Yes, you. I already got you two booked.
No way! We got here first! You cant do that!
Sure I can. Well settle this like men. A test of strength, perhaps?
Bring it on!
Give it up. Im pretty sure you cant beat him.
With your help, theres no way hell beat us two-on-one!
No way. I just had my nails done and Im not ruining them.
Youre such a...!!
And the conversation continues without us.
Yeah What should we do?
Hahaa! Come face the might of Flay!
Damn you! Ill get you next time!
And they ended up running off.
Now that those losers are gone, come with me.
Umm whats going on?
Those two were Tony and Renee. You could say theyre the peons of evil.
You were almost kidnapped. Luckily I, The Flay, was here to stop them.
Y-Yes, well Thank you, very much?
So, where are we supposed to go?
Like most secret lairs, I cant tell you until we get there. Now, come on!
Should we ?
Lets give him a chance, it sounds kinda fun.
We followed Flay back to his secret lair, which turned out to be a workshop on campus. It seemed hed been busy earlier, too, because someone else was there.
Video- Atelier Flay
Peer into the Mysterious Flay Cave
Ah, yes. I have returned.
Are there your new victims?
Not victims! Comrades!
Ooh a workshop!
Surprise! This is my workshop I call it the Flay Cave!
But, its not a cave
How dare you say that! What do you know about secret lairs!?
???: Whats all this commotion?
Just then the Vice Principal came in, and we learned why Flay had gone to so much trouble.
Address me as Vice Principal. How many times must I tell you?
I show my respect by calling you Madame.
Anyway, three recruits. Thats four including me. So, is the problem solved?
Oh? But theyre all Freshmen, I believe.
Thats right. Hopeful, fresh meat!
I worry about entrusting Freshmen to you. You put their futures at risk.
Nonsense. Theres no one better to learn from.
I cannot allow this.
Thats not what you promised!
Should we maybe Stop them?
Jess and the other girl, Nikki, werent paying that much attention to what was going on in front of us.
Yup! Im Nikki. He brought me cuz beastmen are rare around here.
Your tail is so cute! Can I touch it?
Of course. Just dont tickle me, kay?
Um, uh. You two
Then we will prove to you that we can do this!
Fair enough. When you fail, youll have to give up.
You have two weeks. Make me a Nicro Cloth by then.
A Nicro Cloth, huh? Fine by me. Im going to hold you to this!
If you fail, your permission to use this workshop will be revoked.
Until then, its yours. Keep it clean for your replacements.
Youre Vayne hmm.
Yes, thats right
With that, the Vice Principal left, and what shed asked of us began to sink in.
It sounded more like you were the one picking the fight.
Its not picking a fight when youre defending freedom!
But, you heard the lady. Ill leave the Nicro Cloth synthesis to you.
What? But were not ready yet
I have other matters to deal with. Good luck!
There he goes
What was that about?
Nikki was able to fill us in on what was going on.
He just brought us here.
I see oh well.
At this school, you can claim a communal workshop with 4 or more people.
And Flaya had this workshop last year, but everyone else graduated.
So now hes alone and was about to get kicked out.
So thats why he chose us?
I guess so. With me, that makes exactly 4 people.
But now we only have 2 weeks to make a NIcro Cloth
Without any help? But thats just
Hahaha. And Flaya ran off somewhere, too.
Its not funny. I dont know anything about alchemy.
Jess says she knows about alchemy, I hope shes telling the truth.
Yep, I think well be okay. I mean, 2 weeks is a long time.
But, will it really be that easy?
Well, its not much use in thinking, so lets just go back for today.
Youre right. Ill just look up some stuff about Nicro Cloth.
If you find anything, just meet us back here.
System Message: Nikki has joined your party.
How can they be so carefree?
Youre thinking too much. Youre at school. Just relax and have fun.
Have fun, huh?
Sulphers right, no use worrying about it right now. Jess said shell look into it, and Ill just have to trust her. Thats what you do when youve got a friend, right?