A Chocobo's Tale - Upper Jeuno Nevela: You see, chocobos have wings, do they not? But they cannot fly! So they cannot really be birds, can they?
Nevela: Everyone thinks about such things before they learn to accept them. But I think it's good to question.
Nevela: I was thinking this out loud when an Elvaan girl passing by stopped to talk to me.
Prishe: But what about moogles? They've got wings, and they can fly, but you wouldn't call 'em birds.
They've got funny antennae, too, but they're not insects, either.
Nevela: When I responded to her remark with the fact that both moogles and chocobos are animals, this is what she asked:
Prishe: Then what's the difference between animals and people?
Nevela: I answered, ""People are smarter than animals."
And then she retorted, "People sure are more sly!"
Prishe: Ahahaha, don't get all huffy on me!
I stopped to talk because what you were saying was important.
Prishe: People are all different from one another.
They're different from animals, and different from plants.
This difference is what makes it all worth it.
Prishe: There are lots of ways to think and feel,
and things to know and to believe.
But in the end, we all come from the same source.
Prishe: That's true for both people and animals.
Prishe: We all have this thing called a soul.
The souls of animals are pure and simple.
Prishe: Look over there.
That chocobo is living proof.
Prishe: You should ask someone how that chocobo was born.
Then you'll have your answers.
Nevela: ...And then she went on her way.
Nevela: I went to find out how that chocobo was born, but no one could tell me.
Nevela: Shalott said the chocobo's mother was from the stables in Bastok.
Nevela: She said it was a special chocobo that had silver-colored feathers on its neck.
Nevela: How I wish I could go to Bastok to see her for myself.
Nevela: I wonder if that Elvaan girl will be passing by again anytime soon...
A Chocobo's Tale - Bastok Mines Wobke: A chocobo with silver-colored feathers...?
Wobke: I heard later on that the general's son had lost his life somewhere in the wilds.
Wobke: In memory of his son, the general asked us to take the chocobo into our care...
You say a chick of Silver Comet's is being kept in the Jeuno stables?
You must be mistaken.
Wobke: Anyway, after the theft, the general exhausted every avenue in search of his son's chocobo.
Wobke: He eventually found an adventurer who allegedly saw a chocobo drowning in the Pashhow Marshlands.
Wobke: If you want to try talking to that adventurer, you should go to the outpost in the marshlands.
Wobke: He's given up the adventuring life, it seems.
Now he earns his daily bread by seeing to the needs of the soldiers at the outpost.
A Chocobo's Tale - Pashhow Marshlands Ulzana: Whaddaya want?
I got no time for adventurers.
Ulzana: Huh? Where'd you hear...
Ulzana: Leave me alone, you loon.
Ulzana: Can't you see I'm busy?
This place gets too wet and too dark too quick to be wasting time chatting.
Ulzana: Hold up a minute.
If you bring me some bottles of warding oil, I might be willing to give you the time of day.
Ulzana: Yep, three of those ought to do it. I'll give you until the day after tomorrow.
A Chocobo's Tale - Pashhow Marshlands Ulzana: You brought what I asked for?
Careful with that stuff, it's powerful smelly.
Ulzana: It's good for hiding a person's scent, you see.
Helps me get around.
Ulzana: Now, then.
You wanted to hear about that chocobo, right?
Ulzana: I guess the death of her former owner is what sent her off the edge.
That chocobo wasn't right in the head.
Ulzana: She threw herself headlong into the marshes.
Thought my number was up, I can tell you!
Ulzana: When I saw her in the stables, she was wearing a collar attached to a chain.
Ulzana: It's his fault I almost got killed!
Who's Shooting Star? He's a chocobo, too.
Ulzana: Their love was a pure, uncomplicated thing, much more so than what people feel.
I think this oil is starting to muddle my senses.
I'll see you around, adventurer.
A Chocobo's Tale - Bastok Mines Wobke: Were you able to meet with that adventurer?
Wobke: ... Is that right?
I think you were around that bottle of warding oil a bit to long.
Wobke: Or at least you would think so, if the thief wasn't supposed to have drowned in the marsh as well.
Wobke: Unfortunately, unlike Silver Comet's case, Shooting Star died saving his master.
Wobke: I'm guessing Silver Comet was trying to find him when she jumped into that marsh.
The general mentioned something similar at the time, I recall.
Still trying to convince me that her chick is in Jeuno?
Wobke: I'm sorry, but I really think you're mistaken.
I mean, the general even had Silver Comet's collar.
Wobke: He said he was going to lay it on his son's grave in Batallia Downs.
Wobke: But, wait.
I seem to remember that collar being sent by a man named Brutus.
He runs a chocobo stable in Jeuno...
Wobke: Why would the collar be sent from Jeuno when Silver Comet drowned in the Pashhow Marshlands?
A Chocobo's Tale - Upper Jeuno Nevela: Wow...
So this collar belonged to that chocobo's mother, Silver Comet?
Brutus: So you're the two snoopers who were asking Shalott about Silver Comet.
Brutus: That collar...!?
Brutus: You've dug pretty far into this old story. Looks like after twenty years, people start to let things slip.
Nevela: Please don't be angry, Brutus.
Nevela: I found out that chocobos can fall in love, just like people do.
Nevela: There was a girl who taught me that animals and people are the same.
Brutus: Well then, I suppose I'll have to tell you the whole tale.
Brutus: Silver Comet and Shooting Star never really died.
Brutus: He was badly wounded when they brought him here, and we all worked hard to get him back on his feet.
Brutus: Silver Comet was one smart chocobo, though.
Brutus: It was an extremely dangerous thing for Silver Comet to do.
Brutus: But she never gave up.
She had to protect her mate from the man who meant to hurt him.
Brutus: Silver Comet swam through the muck and dragged herself free of the marshlands.
She was able to make it to Shooting Star's side.
Brutus: That's why I took off her collar and set her free.
Shalott: What happened to them after that?
Nevela: Did they live happily ever after?
Brutus: That's right.
And the youngest of the brood they raised together is that chocobo right over there.
Nevela: What a great story...
Brutus: That's why you can never tell anybody what you've heard here today.
You want to keep that chocobo safe, right?
Nevela: I'll never tell, I promise!
Brutus: Glad to hear it.
And one more thing...
Brutus: Don't forget how Silver Comet never gave up on her mate.
Brutus: Even when those they love and believe in have gone, animals will keep on striving.
That's because animals come from the same source as people.
Brutus: Adventurer, you can have this.
Keep this story to yourself.
Nevela: Thank you so much!
And this is from me.