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Shark the Vagrant was a virtual representation of one of Kassandra's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.

Description

Kassandra met a vegetable merchant couple in the Cursed Valley of Pali.

Dialogue

  • Civilian 1: Misthios! Fresh vegetables for your journey—the juciest in Kephallonia!
  • Kassandra: I'm not really in the market for vegetables.
  • Civilian 2: No one is. Our stock is practically decomposing.
  • Civilian 1: We're trying to make enough drachmae to get out of Kephallonia. It's about time we moved on.
  • Kassandra: I know what you mean.

The couple looked at each other.

  • Civilian 1: Wait. Kreusa, you think she could help us?
  • Civilian 2: I think she could.
  • Kassandra: You'll have to tell me what it is, first.
  • Civilian 1: Are you scared of sharks, misthios?

  • Kassandra: I'm not scared of anything.
  • Civilian 1: That makes one of us. A very hungry one swims in our way of leaving Kephallonia.

  • Kassandra: Have you seen their teeths?
  • Civilian 1: Believe us, we have—and we won't go near them again! A shark is guarding our one guaranteed way out of Kephallonia.

  • Kassandra: A shark?
  • Civilian: He guards a precious necklace. We get it, sell it, and leave Kephallonia! The old bandit who found it first buried the necklace on the shore, near a temple.
  • Civilian 2: And the fool didn't think! Water rises. Now, the necklace may as well belong to the shark. Vegetable-drachmae is all right, but necklace-drachmae is best.

  • Kassandra: I know what it's like to want to leave Kephallonia.
  • Civilian 2: Who wouldn't? We have nothing here. As many vegetables as we please, but no hope.

  • Kassandra: If it's so valuable, why wouldn't I just keep it for myself?
  • Civilian 2: A good deed? A gesture of goodwill? An escape from our life of produce?

  • Civilian 1: It's buried in a chest. If you get it for us, we'll take what we need to get out, and you can keep the rest!
  • Kassandra: All right. I'll kill your shark.
  • Civilian 2: You'll skewer him.
  • Civilian 1: You'll find him deep in the Ruins of Kranioi down south.
  • Kassandra: Buried treasure usually has a story.
  • Civilian 1: The necklace was said to belong to Prokris—you know, the wife of Kephalos. On the eve of their wedding, he gave it to her as a promise of fidelity.
  • Kassandra: Well, we know how that turned out.
  • Civilian 2: Typical. At least he returned to Prokris in time for her death.
  • Kassandra: Where on the island are these ruins?
  • Civilian 2: You know the Sunken Islet of Zeus? Find that, and you'll find the ruins.
  • Kassandra: To the shark's temple I go.
  • Civilian 2: I'll never look at another vegetable again after this.

Kassandra travelled south near the ruins of Kranioi and found the sunken temple. With Ikaros' help, she identified the necklace held in a chest in the temple ruins.

  • Kassandra: The necklace is down there.

Kassandra killed the sharks and dive down to loot the chest. She resurfaced and returned to the vegetable merchants, handling the necklace to the wife.

  • Civilian 2: You've found it! That's the necklace!
  • Kassandra: That shark put up a good fight. He must've liked it.

The wife turned to her husband.

  • Civilian 2: We can finally leave! No more vegetables.
  • Civilian 1: We'll have a new life. One far from our past.
  • Kassandra: I know what that's like. Good luck.

Outcome

Kassandra helped the merchants to recover Prokris' necklace. This fulfiled their wishes of leaving Kephallonia to lead a new life.

Trivia

  • The name of the memory is a reference to the webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant by Katy Beaton.

References

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