===================================================== Guild Quest: The Value of Money ===================================================== A wife is depressed. Client: Gizel's wife Quest: I want my husband to stop wasting money. He buys too many weapons. Reward: 300 Meseta Gizel's wife - I don't think he knows the meaning of the word "waste." He buys weapons without a second thought. He could buy much better weapons earlier if he saved his money, right? He'll listen to you since you're also a hunter. Convince him. - My husband? He may be at the shop, browsing for weapons again. Man in town - Oh...(sigh)... That weapon was great... really great... Man in town [after acquiring WEAPONS emblem] - ...(sigh)... It was awesome... really awesome... I saw a Ranger holding an unknown weapon that spread flames... It was like a beautiful flame sprayer. I've never seen such an innovative weapon before... I want it... Oh, that emblem... Are you a "WEAPONS," too? I see. You want to join us. I think that's fine. Narrator - Got an approval! Remember! Don't try to learn too much about us. We're Freemasons. - I know it's an old-fashioned weapon, but I love bazookas, too. Oh, sorry. I can't stop talking about weapons! Gizel [First time you talk to him] - What? Who are you? An errand from my wife? I'm buying weapons too often? Shut up. Expensive weapons are strong. With strong weapons, I can kill expensive monsters, and I can be rich. So it's smart of me to buy better weapons. Understand? [Subsequent times you talk to him] - What, what? Did ya forget to say something? You can't convince me. I'm not wrong. Expensive weapons are strong. With strong weapons, I can kill expensive monsters, and I can be rich. So, it's smart of me to buy better weapons. Understand? [If you say "Yes, you're right."] - Good, good. This issue is just between my wife and me. Well, you can go now. [If you say, "No, I don't understand.] - Why don't ya understand? [If you say "Because I'm a fool."] - Oh, that's too bad. You'd better go to school every day. [If you say "It's not always true."] - You're saying that the expensive weapons aren't always strong, right? But listen. Even if its attack power isn't very high, it may be good. For example, it may have a good hitting ratio. The most important thing to get is a good point for the price you pay. You can't convince me. That's it? - Bye now. [If you say "Because you're a fool."] - What? Am I wasting money by buying all the time? Am I changing weapons too quickly, ignoring cost vs. performance? I... I can't rebut it. You're right... But... I... I can't stop buying weapons. Forgive me. - Please, forgive me... [Return to Gizel's wife after saying, "Yes, you're right."] - I can't believe it. He snubbed you? My goodness... What he's saying isn't wrong, but he's not being economical. Take a firm stand! OK? [Return to Gizel's wife after saying, "Because I'm a fool."] - You were fooled by him, weren't you? I can't believe it. I said it's not economical 'cause he buys without thinking. Take a firm stand! OK? [Return to Gizel's wife after saying, "It's not always true."] - Expensive weapons aren't always strong? I'm not talking about that. Buying weapons is fine, but he needs to be smart when he buys things. Take a firm stand! OK? [Return to Gizel's wife after saying "Because you're a fool."] - Did he finally understand? Now I know. He has a weapon-fetish. But we can't afford to waste money to keep him happy all the time. Tell him, NO MORE SHOPPING. Gizel - Weapon-fetish?! Y...yes, I am! Look at this luster! Beautiful... I love it. New weapons are so beautiful and shiny. I love buying them. What?? NO MORE SHOPPING? It's too cruel... - It was my only... Gizel's wife - Thank you. Was he really that disappointed? I'll allow him to buy weapons later. Good job. Please go and receive your money at the Guild. Narrator - You've been awarded 300 Meseta!
But... look at this monument! This is identical to the one I saw in the forest! It's NOT ours though...
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