|- Chapter 4: A Lambert Holiday -|
The queen doesn't yet know where the Earth Witch is, so now the knights have some time to kill while they look for her.
Alto goes out with Popo and Lisette to a cake shop, and they see Commander Klaus there, in a white suit, eating a bunch of sweets and signing autographs as the famous sweet shop reviewer or something.. everyone is surprised to see this side of Klaus.
Alto goes out at night and finds Queen Anastasia, dressed in commoner's clothes and exploring the town to find out more about her people.. she's very cute in this scene.. even though she's 25, she's never been to a tavern before, and she gets drunk there and Alto has to take care of her...
Later, Alto hears some singing, and thinks it's another witch... he finds this little green haired girl who looks younger than Popo.. she introduces herself as Marie, and says to Alto "I finally found you..." then immediately passes out. After Marie wakes up, she says she lost her memory... Alto then takes her on a tour of the town all day, and they go to the tavern at night... Rusty and all the other knights are there... Alto talks to Rusty and learns that he originally lived in the desert town Kashmistan, and he hated it there...
Then, when Rusty goes to meet Commander Klaus, they seem to be secretly discussing something between themselves about how the lead for the Earth Witch seems to be in the desert.. Rusty and Klaus both seem to have some troubling memories of this place, and Klaus is especially worried about how this will affect Rusty...
hmm.. this Marie character is very mysterious.. idk if she has anything to do with the qualia in the desert though.
during all this free time I mostly focused on upgrading Lisette's, Popo's, and Archibald's affinity, but Lisette got to a point where I can't do anymore scenes with her until a later chapter.. Popo got another tuning sequence, where Alto gets her to stop trying to do her old job out of habit, and she learned the "Ride the Wind" song.
Hilda has already found out about the earth witch qualia being found at the desert, and sends Hrodulf, the big heavy knight dude to go there, while she takes Dante and Dorothy with her to go and sing the Song of Ruin to crystalize the town of Nordea.
The story seems to be getting more serious now...