The Whaler: Stop a moment! I've got marvellous news. Ships are being destroyed off the coast of the Bay of Echoes!
Player: How is that marvellous news?
The Whaler: It's Shuma! It has to be! She's the one who cast me adrift when you first met me. She's what you'd call a nemesis - and there's no bigger whale in the Eastern Lands. I've been hunting her for years. She took my leg, and I make her deaf. You westerners might have said it was 'eye-for-an-eye-, no no, but it's more 'leg-for-an-ear'. I can sense the great whale - call it a whaler's instinct. Give me a ship and I'll bring you a cargo-full of blubber.
Player: Isn't it more important to save the Bay of Echoes?
The Whaler: Yes, but...wait, you think Hubbub is heartless? You think he'd step on the faces of the dead, just to get a jump at Shuma?
Player: That's not what I said. I just think we should make the Bay of Echoes our priority.
The Whaler: Well, put me on a boat with a trident and a sharpened peg leg, and I'll take Shuma down. One sense at a time, if I have to!
The Navigator: Ahem. Hubbub and I have been working together.
The Whaler: Oh, it was all him, trust me!
The Navigator: We've mapped the path of Shuma. First, where we found Hubbub, then the Bay of Echoes...
The Whaler: She was nearby!
The Navigator: And then she was near the crabbing village. Plotting those points, she's heading in a straight line...
The Whaler: And not too fast, either! Raggedy old Shuma!
The Navigator: She's heading directly to the New Heritage, the biggest city in the Eastern Lands.
The Whaler: She's getting revenge! Can you believe it? She's getting revenge on humanity!
Player: You're sure of it?
The Whaler: It makes PERFECT sense. I saw the revenge in her eye, and she's swimming as fast as her aging, battered fins will take her. She wants revenge on the biggest human city she can find: New Heritage!
Player: But what could she want revenge for?
The Whaler: Who knows? Who cares? That tail of hers alone is enough to cause a tidal wave - a tsunami! We need to her in her way!
The Navigator: According to the chart, she's due to pass through the Jade Straits.
The Whaler: What do you say? Shall we stand in the way of a whale?