- Gran Squall, a pleasure boat, departed before the explosion. Find the survivors.
Gran Squall is a story quest in Phantasy Star Online. It is among the Tier 2 offline quests that require the completion of the previous quests in Tier 1 in order to become available.
A pleasure boat known as the Gran Squall departed for Ragol before a travel agency learned of the explosion that spirited away the people of Pioneer 1. Consequently, they soon lost communication with the ship. A representative working for the travel agency submits a quest to the Hunter's Guild recruiting numerous hunters to search for any survivors. For anyone that undertakes the quest, the agency asks for complete confidentiality with any information gathered.
|Official quest description: "The pleasure boat, Gran Squall, is lost. Find the survivors."|
|Difficulty: Very easy|
|Client: Travel Agency|
|Solo mode only?: Yes|
|Requirements: Clear all Tier 1 quests|
|NPC partners: Bernie|
|Areas visited: Forest 1, Forest 2|
Travel Agency Agent: Are you [PLAYER]? I work for the travel agency. The Gran Squall is a pleasure boat. It departed for Ragol before we received news about the explosion. Our communication with the ship has been lost. To ease concerns, we decided to implement a huge search on Ragol. Some hunters are already down there looking for survivors. Any kind of clues would be fine. I expect you to find something. If you find anything, report it to me right away. And don't talk to the other hunters. We don't want rumors to spread.
If you find something, tell me directly as soon as you can.
Soldier: If you want to keep your job, you'd better keep your mouth closed. Nobody'll give you a job if you disobey orders.
Man: A pleasure boat? Before the explosion? I doubt any civilian boat could go before the council opened the line.
(Depending on your progress in the WEAPONS subplot, the woman in the city will have different dialogue.)
(Without a WEAPONS emblem.)
(With a WEAPONS emblem.)
Woman: Oh, you're wearing that emblem! Are you a weapon maniac, too? My fave is the Katana! I wish I had one of the four Legendary Katanas! Zoke owns three of them, so only one's left! Hmmm... where would I find it? Hey, are you going to join "WEAPONS?" Approval? Freemasons? Ha, ha! What are you talking about? "WEAPONS" is just a club that a bored trader started. So you don't need any approvals. So relax!
Got an approval?
Woman: The Katana is great. I feel a soul in it.
(After joining WEAPONS.)
Woman: Have you met Akiko? Was she angry? I see... She's always angry because her husband is like that. But it's fun to talk to him about weapons.
(Use the portal to travel to Forest 1. Just as the agent said, several hunters seem to have taken the quest to search for survivors of the Gran Squall.)
Gizel: Are you working on the quest offered by the travel agency? I'm doing that, too. But I can't find any traces at all... Let me know if you find anything.
Bernie: Are you looking for the pleasure boat, too? Do you really believe the story about the pleasure boat?
(Bernie will only join the party if the answer is "Yes.")
Bernie: I agree with you. Ha, ha, ha! I think you're correct.
Bernie: ...... Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Hey, are you serious? You're interesting. Ha, ha. Oh, I'm sorry. Forgive my rudeness. Want to come with me? I'll give you some good information. Come on!
(Bernie joins the party.)
Bernie: Don't you think that this quest is strange? A pleasure boat departed before the council made first contact? No way! I really doubt that the ship really fell to the ground...
Dacci: You searching for the Gran Squall? Will you share your info with me?
Dacci: ......? You know nothing, am I right? You have no information to share. Me? Oh, well... I... I'll collect all the info from now on.
Dacci: You want to monopolize the money, right? Same as that man in black.
(On their journey, the party comes across a broken door.)
Bernie: Won't open? Is the mechanism broken? Let me take care of it.
(Bernie goes in front of the door and makes it open.)
Bernie: See? I have the knack.
(The party enters the room and eliminates all of the wild monsters within. Afterward, Bernie decides to reveal what he knows about the quest.)
Bernie: ?? The information? Oh, yes. Can you keep a secret? Do you swear? The true meaning of this quest is not what it appears to be. The Gran Squall crashed on Ragol. That's true. But it's not a pleasure boat. The Gran Squall's a secret military ship. I don't know what its purpose was. Anyway, it crashed on Ragol. I confirmed it with my source who's working on another quest with me. My source says there must be a survivor. My true quest is camouflaged by the travel agency's quest.
(After some time, the team comes across a teleport to the next area.)
Bernie: We'll use that transporter, OK?
(The party travels to Forest 2. After clearing a few rooms, Bernie discloses more.)
Bernie: I'm looking for a little lady. I heard that a chip's implanted in her body to get her data. If we're close enough to her, we can detect her with this machine. ...I don't understand why they had to implant the chip into her...
(As they get closer to Central Dome, they pick up a signal from the chip.)
Bernie: It shows that her signal is coming from this direction. But there seems to be a big party waiting for us. I'm glad that I joined up with you.
(Once the melee has concluded, the party stumbles upon a girl lying on her back on the ground.)
Bernie: She's badly injured... It's a miracle that she's still alive. Hey, you! Thanks for the help. Can you go on ahead and report it to the travel agency? I'll go with her later. Don't worry. I'll contact my other client about this girl before we return.
Trust me. You fought alongside me. I never betray my party. But I'm forgetful. Ha, ha, ha!
(Use the telepipe to return to Pioneer 2.)
Man: I heard that a survivor was found on Ragol. They said it was a little girl... Is it true?
Soldier: You shouldn't talk about your job, even when it's complete. Got that? Never forget that.
Travel Agency Agent: Excellent! We didn't expect there to be any survivors. Let me confirm this... Only Bernie and you know about the survivor? ......? Oh, Bernie is the Ranger who brought her here for you. It's his nickname. He's always been a mysterious man... I'll take care of the girl. Don't worry. The Guild will pay you your reward.
The Guild will pay you your reward.
- 1000 meseta
|Character Classes||HUmar - HUnewearl - HUcast - HUcaseal - RAmar - RAmarl - RAcast - RAcaseal - FOmar - FOmarl - FOnewm - FOnewearl|
|Important Characters||Alicia Baz - Ash - Bernie - Calus - Elenor Camuel - Elly Person - Heathcliff Flowen - Kireek - Montague - Red Ring Rico - Rupika - Sue|
|Locations|| Pioneer II - Forest - Caves - Mines - Ruins |
The Lab - VR Temple - VR Spaceship - Central Control Area - Seabed
Crater - Subterranean Desert
|Weapons|| Sabers - Swords - Daggers - Partisans - Slicers - Handguns - Rifles - Mechguns - Shots - Canes - Wands - Rods |
Katanas - Claws - Double Sabers - Twin Swords - Fists - Launchers - Cards
|Items||Weapons - Frames & Armour - Units - Barriers & Shields - Mags - Support Items|
|Techniques|| Foie - Zonde - Barta - Gifoie - Gizonde - Gibarta - Rafoie - Razonde - Rabarta - Grants - Megid |
Resta - Anti - Reverser - Shifta - Deband - Jellen - Zalure - Ryuker