Seeking Saint Starfall
- Related Event: The Miracle of Dragonyule/December 2019
- Release Date: December 12, 2019
- Featured Characters: Xander, Irfan, Mikoto
Saint Starfall is a merchant of
miracles, believed to make his
rounds on Dragonyule Eve. Good
little children wait eagerly for the
presents he might soon bring...
MikotoAll right. I am now fully prepared to make my wish to Saint Starfall.
Seeker of a Beloved Feline Mikoto
MikotoNow comes that dreaded time of waiting. Come the morrow, I shall meet the Saint himself and see Mineuchi returned to my side.
IrfanHe's meeting with Saint Starfall?
Has Known the Truth Since Age 5 Irfan
IrfanOne of the kids must've told him about the whole deal—but why'd he believe it?
IrfanThe guy's an adult, for cryin' out loud... But I guess he DOES kinda live in his own little world.
MikotoSoon, Mineuchi. Our reunion is nigh. Just one more night...
IrfanI better let the guy know what's up before he gets his heart broken.
IrfanDragonyule's just an excuse for merchants and the like to make themselves a little extra—
IrfanOw! Hey, who did that?! Who wants it?!
XanderStill your tongue, fool!
Realist Who Prizes Purity Xander
IrfanXander? What's the deal? I was just about to go tell Mikoto that Saint Starfall's not real.
XanderOh, I am well aware. But what right do you have to dash another man's dreams, hm? Answer me, knave!
IrfanUm, I guess none? But you can't tell me he's better off believing in lies at his age!
XanderThat is for him alone to decide. He seems to find salvation in Saint Starfall.
MikotoDid I hear mention of Saint Starfall?
XanderAck! Where did you come from?!
MikotoJust over there. Now tell me: Do you know Saint Starfall?
IrfanI mean, who DOESN'T know him, am I right?
MikotoI see. Then please, tell me where he is.
IrfanEr... Well, he's not really ANYWHERE...
Xander*ahem* Legend claims that Saint Starfall lives high atop Mount Kolba.
MikotoKolba... The frozen mountain of death. It is said those who visit never return.
XanderIndeed. Which means that even knowing the saint's location, it is impossible to meet him. I think it best you simply wait patiently for your pres—
MikotoVery well. I shall leave now to summit the mountain. ...Wait for me, Mineuchi!
IrfanWhat the—was he even listening?!
IrfanNice going, fancypants. At this rate he's definitely gonna find out the truth!
XanderNot if we leave at once. We shall beat him to the summit and set a trap to block his path. Come, vassal!
IrfanUgh. Fine, but I'm billing you for this!
Frozen Mountain of Death
Irfan*pant* That oughta do it for the trap. Hey, don't think I didn't notice you left all the hard stuff to me!
XanderSilence! He has arrived.
MikotoPrepare yourself, Saint Starfall. I have come to see my dearest wish granted!
IrfanCripes, you see his eyes? The guy's not kidding around...
XanderWhich is precisely why we mustn't allow him to reach the summit. Activate the trap!
MikotoHmph! I see this mountain has earned its reputation. But it is no match for my Ravenous Fire!
IrfanNooooo! I spent AGES on that!
XanderFear not, for I prepared a trap of my own!
IrfanWhat was the point in MY trap then?!
XanderIt pays to be prepared, vassal. Now, behold!
IrfanWait a sec—weren't Kleimann and Sinoa messing with a magic circle like that?
IrfanAnd it summons FIENDS?! Just what are you trying to do here?!
XanderYour king does not play when facing down a trial! Especially when a vassal's dreams are involved.
MikotoRrragh! None will stop me from seeing my dream made manifest!
Xander...Marvelous. The purity of his desire has become the blade by which he forges ahead!
IrfanStop gawking and move! He's gonna reach the summit at this rate!
XanderYes, and we can't have that. Leave the rest to me!
IrfanWh-what the heck? He changed his outfit in a flash, and now he's drawing his weapon—what's the plan here?!
XanderMikoto! You have done well to make it this far.
MikotoXander? What are you doing here?
XanderI am Saint Starfall's chosen agent! And as such, I cannot allow you to venture past this point.
MikotoI see... Then you are my final trial.
MikotoI shall cut you down, and open a path to my dream! Ravenous Fire!
IrfanJeez, talk about a slugfest! The fury of it's even melting the dang snow.
IrfanHold on... What's that sound? ...Oh, hell.
IrfanAVALAAAAANCHE! Xander, Mikoto, GET DOWN!
XanderJust shut up and hit the deck!
MikotoYou were having quite the nightmare.
IrfanHuh? Wait, was it all a dream then...?
XanderOh, it was no dream.
IrfanSo we DID get swallowed by an avalanche!
XanderIndeed we did, though I can't fathom how we survived—or even how we returned here.
MikotoDo you not recall Saint Starfall?
MikotoWe were ferried back to the Halidom on Saint Starfall's sleigh.
IrfanThat... That can't be true...
MikotoIt is no lie. He gave me this flower as proof.
MikotoIt's the same kind Mineuchi adores. I may not have been blessed by reunion, but I was at least given the precious gift of memory.
MikotoI will keep it close to my heart as my search continues. Farewell.
...Is Saint Starfall in fact real?
No, certainly not. Unless...
How's this: we'll call it a Dragonyule
miracle, inspired by a wish made
Yes, that's precisely what occurred.