A quest for beginners only! Follow Milla Maxwell as she faces a mysterious man.
|Ruinator Hunting Safari|
|2||Beyond the Fields||5||5|
|Encounter with a Boy|
|3||The Young Magician||8||5|
|4||Defenders of the Woods||8||5|
|Travels with Shinana|
|5||Monsters by the River||8||5|
|6||The Seed's Signal||8||5|
|8||The Ravenous Wolf||10||5|
|9||The Unending Clash||12||5|
|10||Earn Your Victory||15||5|
- Stages 1-2 are wind and earth element.
- Stages 3-4 are light element.
- Stages 5-6 are water element.
- Stages 7-10 are dark element.
|[Lord of Spirits] Milla|
|Milla||I apologize for calling you out here like this.|
|Sara||Are you kidding me? You just need to say the word and we'll come running! Anywhere, anytime!|
|Lippy||So what is the matter you wished to discuss with us, Lord Maxwell?|
|Milla|| I'm sure you can guess at the topic. It's about a seed of ruin. |
I found a seed the other day, but it had already sprouted into a ruinator. I propose that we purify it together.
|Sara||You got it! So where's the ruinator now? Have you been able to track it?|
|Milla|| I have. It'll be a bit of a trek, but I will lead you to it. |
This one seems unusually formidable, even for a ruinator. Be on guard.
|Milla||I knew that I could count on you. I hope you can maintain the same vigor when we face the ruinator.|
|Sara||Wow, Milla... You were absolutely incredible. I think I'm getting a girl crush!|
|Milla||A "girl crush"...?|
|Sara||You're strong, you're beautiful, you're effortlessly cool... I want to be just like you one day!|
|Milla|| You wish to be like me? |
While there is merit in admiration, You have your own unique virtues to develop.
|Sara||I have... unique virtues?|
|Lippy|| That is a most challenging piece of guidance, Lord Maxwell. |
Recognizing one's own virtues is no easy matter.
|Sara|| (user)... What do you think my virtues are? |
Ugh, no, never mind! Forget that I asked!
Sorry, but I don't know that I could bear hearing a straight answer to that!
|Lippy||Lady Sara! Where are you going? Wait!|
|Milla||Heh. I guess she's not quite ready for the answer to that question yet.|
|Sara||So where's this cave where the ruinator's lurking?|
|Milla|| It's still quite some ways ahead... |
Hmm. Quietly now.
|???||Huh? Where the heck am I?|
|Milla||Who are you?|
|???||Oh, thank heavens! I finally found someone! Could you tell me where we are, please?|
|Milla||We're near the center of the Orlen Woods, in the southeast part of the continent.|
|???||Oh wow, I've never even heard of that. I thought I'd take a shortcut to the main road... Clearly my first mistake.|
|Sara||My name is Sara. What's yours?|
|Shinana||I'm Shinana. Where are you guys headed?|
|Milla||I'm sorry, but we're under no obligation to reveal that information to strangers.|
|Shinana||Oh, um... I just meant that with such strong monsters around here, if you guys were headed to the main road too...|
|Sara||I'm sorry, but our business won't be taking us that way.|
|Shinana|| Well, when your business is finished, any chance you could accompany me back to the road? |
Even if I managed not to get lost again, I'm not sure I could survive the trip. If there's anything you could do...
|Milla||I understand how you feel, Sara. Another companion of mine is also unable to ignore a person in need.|
|Sara||So you don't mind?|
|Milla||No. But you do understand that our top priority is completing the task that brought us here?|
|Sara|| Yes, of course! |
Shinana, we're headed somewhere even more dangerous. You're welcome to accompany us until we're done, but...
|Shinana|| Oh, of course! That's great, thanks! I'd feel a lot safer in a group than I would alone. |
If you'll have me, I'll fight beside you to the extent that I can. I won't slow you down, I swear.
|Sara|| All right! |
It's settled then. Come with us!
|Sara||Well, it looks like we made it through the forest. How are you holding up, Shinana? Are you wounded?|
|Shinana|| Nope, still in one piece and managing to keep up! |
I appreciate you letting me tag along. Here, let me show you something.
|Sara||Show us what?|
|Shinana|| It's just a normal hat, right? No secret folds or mechanisms. But when I tap it with this wand... |
1... 2... 3!
|Sara||Whoa, flowers came out!|
|Milla||A magic trick?|
|Shinana||Let's try again! 1... 2... 3!|
|Sara||And now cards are spilling out! Wow, Shinana, that's incredible!|
|Shinana||If there's a trick you'd like to see, I do take requests. If I can perform it, I will.|
|Milla||Is that right? Can you pour water from your hat?|
|Lippy||Or generate a large quantity of handkerchiefs?|
|Sara||Or coins! Where you make them appear and disappear?|
|Shinana|| Oh, I think I can pull those off. Do you have a request, (user)? |
You like card guessing games? Why those are my specialty! Here, take a look at this...
|Sara||Thanks for putting on a show for us, Shinana. That was a lot of fun!|
|Shinana||If you'd ever like an encore, just say the word!|
|Lippy||May I ask where you hail from, Mr. Shinana?|
|Shinana||I'm just traveling from west to east, visiting towns and villages to put on my magic shows.|
|Sara||Where were you born?|
|Shinana|| Here's the question... |
Honestly, I have no idea. I have no recollections of my past.
|Shinana||When I came to, I was in the outskirts of some border town, fiddling with a deck of cards.|
|Sara||I'm so sorry. I had no idea...|
|Shinana||Oh, no, you don't need to apologize. There's so much I don't understand, but I'm still enjoying my life!|
|Shinana||Oh, hardly. It just seemed more fun to focus on the present than to dwell on the things I've forgotten.|
|Lippy||Everyone, there are monsters ahead! Prepare for battle!|
|Shinana||Really? (user) has amnesia too?|
|Sara||Yeah. Trying to jog his memories is one of the reasons we're traveling together!|
|Shinana|| Huh. You're really lucky to have met Sara, (user). |
It makes me a little jealous!
|Lippy||Hopefully you will both recover your memories soon.|
|Shinana||I wonder... Do you ever think that maybe it's better not to remember?|
|Milla||That's a fairly profound idea. Do you have some reason to suspect that it's true?|
|Shinana|| No, no. Just an idle thought. |
I wondered if maybe I lost my memories because there was something I didn't want to remember. Or rather...
I lost it because there was something that I needed to forget.
|Sara||Needed to forget... But why?|
|Shinana|| Oh, never mind that! I'm just throwing things out there. You know, just kidding around! |
I mean, don't you think saying things like that makes me seem more mysterious?
The mysterious magician act plays really well in some of these towns!
|Milla||Hmmm. So that's all part of your act?|
|Sara|| ...... |
Do you ever think things like that, (user)? That maybe you'd be better off not remembering?
Yeah, I didn't think so. You're right! Memories are important.
And if they're important to you, then they're important to me! I'm gonna help you get them back!
|Milla||Sara, (user), prepare yourself. We're nearly at our destination. We can't afford more distractions.|
|Milla||There it is, Sara. That's the ruinator I told you about.|
|Sara||So that's the one...|
|Shinana||Whoa, what the heck is that? I don't like the looks of it. At all.|
|Lippy||Lady Sara, I fear this ruinator could be more than our friend here can handle.|
|Shinana||Oh... That "business" you guys mentioned... This is it, isn't it?|
|Sara||Yep. We're gonna slay that ruinator.|
|Milla||Shinana, find a place to hide until this is over.|
|Sara||You leave the bad guy to us, all right?|
|Shinana||You don't need to tell me twice! I will hide as if my life depended on it. Which, of course... it does.|
|Milla||Is everyone ready? Then let's finish this.|
|Milla||Don't let up! We've almost got it cornered!|
|Sara||Come on, (user)! We gotta keep up the pressure!|
|Sara||If we just keep atta—huh?!|
|Lippy||Look! Over there!|
|Sara||Shinana?! You gotta get out of here!|
|Shinana|| N-No! I don't want to die! Get away from me! |
|Shinana|| Heh heh heh... |
The hell do you think you're doing?!
You think you can kill me? Get in the grave where you belong!
|Sara||He brought it down in one hit...|
|Milla||What is the meaning of this?|
|Shinana||Who the hell are you? And what are you doing here with HIM?|
|Milla||What are you talking about?|
|Shinana|| Well, it hardly matters now. |
Now that I'm awake, I'm gonna need to burn off some energy if I ever hope to get back to sleep!
|Sara||Shinana?! Why are you doing this? Stop, please!|
|Shinana||Ha ha ha ha ha! Why? Do I need a reason? Because you're here, that's why!|
|Milla||Ready your blade, Sara. There's no reasoning with him.|
|Shinana||There we go! Let's have some fun! Try not to die too quickly, now!|
|Shinana|| Huh. You're not half bad. I'm gonna remember you. |
A pity there aren't any spectators about. I'd rather kill you in front of a crowd.
Farewell. For now.
|Milla||He got away...|
|Lippy||What could have possibly overcome Master Shinana like that? It was as though he completely transformed.|
|Sara||That had to have been the seed's influence, right Lippy?|
|Lippy||All traces of the seed have been purified away. I suspect we're dealing with something quite different here.|
|Milla|| Perhaps he had some sort of split personality? |
But no amount of speculation is going to get us to an answer. We can ask him when next we meet.
But with the animosity he showed in attacking us there, I expect it will be a very different sort of conversation.
At this point, I'd be happy if we could resolve this without it turning into some sort of earth-rending disaster.
|Milla|| Regardless, we've purified the seed. I thank you for your assistance, and look forward to working with you again. |
Should you ever require my help, you need only ask. I stand ready to fight at your side.
|[Lord of Spirits] Milla has joined your party!|
|Shinana|| Hmph. That ruinator was just the type that new kid in black has been dumping all over the place. |
I don't know why the boss has given that twit such a long leash.
That "plea of the earth" or whatever seemed interesting, so I played along. But it's gotten real old, real fast.
Should I just kill him?
Hmmm... Well, I'll let it be for now. After all, the carnival's almost here.
Guess I'll just go back to sleep for a little while longer.
| Huh...? Aw, geez... Not again! |
Who do I keep blacking out and waking up in places like this?
What the heck is happening to me?!
Two Faces of Nidhogg —fin—