===================================================== Guild Quest: Forest of Sorrow ===================================================== The data from the capsules is unusual... Client: Alicia Quest: I don't believe the results taken from the data capsules. I want to go see for myself! Reward: 1500 Meseta Alicia - Hi, [NAME]! It's me, Alicia Baz. Do you remember me? I asked you to get data from the Ragol animals. Yes, the assistant at... a laboratory. At that time, I was told by my boss not to disclose any details... This time, I'm asking you to do a job for an individual! ...... Frankly speaking, I want you to go to Ragol with me. I've studied large mammals my whole life. I was happy to know that similar animals lived on Ragol, too. But the data you brought back to us was really strange. If it's really true, then something must have happened to the animals. I want to confirm it. I want to see Ragol's mammals and their living environments. And I want to take the data myself, personally. That's my request. I know it's dangerous down there... I will kill them if neccessary. I don't like fighting... but I might have to. If possible, I don't want to use my talent as a Force... But I have to go. Please go with me! Man in Town - Alicia, Alicia... Where have you gone? Why'd you quit your job? She's been so uneasy since she came here! ALICIA: ...... Boy in Town - He talks to himself all the time. Are you a hunter? Please take him somewhere. What? Ask the Guild first? Oh, you are so hidebound...! [Transport to Forest 1] Alicia - The data you reported was taken around the Dome, wasn't it? Please take me to that place. - There should be a transporter that will bring us to the Dome... Will it still work after that big explosion? I wonder... Well, we'll worry about that when we find it... - Can we use that transporter to get to the Dome? Let's go. [Transport to Forest 2, find Hildebear baby] Alicia - Do you see that? It must be some mammal's young! It looks very young... Can we get closer? Baby Hildebear - ...! [It disappears] ALICIA: It's gone... Alicia - Just a minute... ...... Same results as before... It means that the data was accurate... This really is data from the native animals on Ragol! Unbelievable... How is it strange? Well, it's hard to explain as it is a genetic issue. I think the gene pool has been altered. It's just too unusual... I've studied animals for a long time, and I'd never believe this... [Find Baby Hildebear again] Baby Hildebear - Aaooouuuuu.... ALICIA: Ah, it's a baby... Not aggressive at all. It looks so weak. It doesn't look like its parents are feeding it. And it's hurt! Why? What hurt you? Oh, poor baby... ...... The current environment on this planet may be too harsh for it now... ...... [NAME], what do you think about taking it back with us? [If you say, "It's a good idea."] ALICIA: Do you really think so? We cannot bring him to our world. The baby should stay here. I'm sure that something is changing the animals for the worse on Ragol. But I must not change Ragol's nature with my one-sided sympathy. That's what I hated at the lab. OK... I've made up my mind. [NAME], back to Pioneer 2 now. I'll investigate the cause of their unnatural behavior. It's the only thing that I can do now. Let's go back to Pioneer 2. [If you say, "You shouldn't do it."] ALICIA: ...Yes, you're right. We cannot bring him to our world. The baby should stay here. I'm sure that something is changing the animals for the worse on Ragol. But I must not change Ragol's nature with my one-sided sympathy. That's what I hated at the lab. OK... I've made up my mind. [NAME], back to Pioneer 2 now. I'll investigate the cause of their unnatural behavior. It's the only thing that I can do now. Let's go back to Pioneer 2. Baby Hildebear - Aaooouuuuu.... [Baby Hildebear disappears.] [Non-quest related lines] Alicia - Just a little break, OK? [when idle for too long] - Thank you! [when healed] - No, it can't be! [when slain] [Return to Pioneer 2] Alicia - I really appreciate you helping me out. Don't forget to visit the counter at the Hunter's Guild. [Alicia disappears.] Man in Town - Why did we have to hire hunters to help us with our study? Nonsense! I hate it... Oh, I get it. Alicia left the lab because she hated it, too... Boy in Town - He's been talking to himself... Perhaps he has nobody to talk to... Narrator - You've been awarded 1500 Meseta.
It's a monster and nothing else...!
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