Music: Clearbrook, by the Pristine Waters

Today we'll be finishing off one of the few Chapter 1 Side Stories I've got lying around.

The plounder are disappearin' from these waters, gods only know why. How can I feed my kin, if my nets come up empty?

We simply need to help this fisherman out. No problem!

This is another one that has two methods, and the spreadsheet I use doesn't list one of them! Fortunately the other method is intuitive to figure out, but it also worries me I may have missed or will miss future alternate solutions...


Music: The Riverlands

Aren't I takin' too many, ye ask? Pah, there's plenty o' fish in the sea...or the river, such as it were.

This one man is single-handedly overfishing the river of flounder.

I think the solution is obvious.

I can't deny it. I went a bit mad for the plounder, an' couldn't stop haulin' more out.

Music: Bonds of Friendship

Yikes...! Ye won't see me in this village again, ye have me word. An' look, I'll give ye all my plounder. Here. Just let me be...

Now that the poacher's been chased off, the plounder've returned. I didn't know what I was goin' to do, until ye came and saved the day.

A third Mighty Belt is pretty nice to have.

It's a relief, let me tell ye, to put food on the table once more...

Once again, violence solves everything.

But that's kind of a dumb way to resolve things. Why don't we get more creative?


Music: Clearbrook, by the Pristine Waters

'Specially the prawns. They're like nothin' you ever tasted, I warrant.

Hmmm... That gives me an idea!

Also this guy might be a prawn addict.

Then fill it with one o' my delectable dishes. You won't be disappointed.

And wouldn't you know it, he's got some prawns for sale!


So did ye bring me this fine fare to keep up my strength? Because--

Music: Enveloped in Kindness

No, ye say? But why, then?

Then if I use them as bait, I might be able to fill my nets again!

But needs must, as they say, an' what my family needs is a plounder!

And so we solve things in a non-violent manner this time (except for the prawns, they all died horrible deaths).

You say Magg made the dish? Well then, I'd best pay a visit soon.

In both methods, our angler finds success in fishing once again.

But now, Maggs's cooking is more popular than ever...

Maybe it was foolish t'keep haulin' them out of the river willy-nilly like that.

...and our overfishing friend learns his lesson without getting stabbed repeatedly! Everyone wins!

Next time, we'll continue Tressa's story when we tackle her Chapter 3.