Musashi: Warm sunlight and a gentle breeze... Perfect conditions for a day of fishing!
Samurai Who Loves to Fish
Jiang Ziya: It's been so long since we were all able to fish together. We gotta milk this day for everything it's worth!
Former Sealer Who Loves to Fish
Thaniel: Indeed. I was delighted to discover that others in this castle shared my passion.
Former Sailor Who Loves to Fish
Musashi: So long as we've three skilled fishers among us, why not make this interesting and see who can land the most?
Jiang Ziya: Hee hee ha ha hee! A contest, is it? Now THAT sounds like fun.
Thaniel: That suits me fine. I am always eager for a chance to show off the fishing skills my father taught me.
Musashi: Ah, a mighty pull! I expect I've snared a big one here! Haaaaaah!
Musashi: 'Twas a great fish indeed! Ah, but there is no greater feeling than seizing victory at the end of a hard-fought duel. Still, I wonder how my rivals fare...?
Jiang Ziya: I got one! Woooo!
Jiang Ziya: Yesss! Just look how these finny critters flock to my special homemade bait!
Musashi: So you rely not on talent, but tools, eh? I should have expected as much from one who trusts in relics as much as you. But as for Thaniel...
Thaniel: Hmm? Ah, behold that faint ripple on the water's surface. That shows me just where to cast my line. Hah!
Thaniel: I knew it! That WAS a school of fish!
Musashi: Truly, Thaniel, you are a man of the sea. You perceive much beneath the surface.
Musashi: Between these two potent warriors of rod and reel, it is clear I have a great battle on my hands. And yet, I would not think to have it any other way.
Thaniel: It wouldn't do to make it easy for you. And when it comes to fishing, I have no great shortage of skill.
Thaniel: Even my stern father couldn't help but praise my angling talents!
Jiang Ziya: You might have talent coming out the... Er, you might have a lot of talent, but I've got WAY more experience!
Jiang Ziya: I've been fishing for...what? 300 years? 400? Gosh, it's been so dang long, I can barely remember.
Jiang Ziya: Regardless, I definitely know my way around a lure, and victory will be mine!
Musashi: Ah, now things are getting interesting! Methinks it is time to remove the kid gloves and strike for true.
Musashi: Fishing is but a duel between man and beast—and as a samurai who lives for the thrill of battle, I'll not be defeated!
Musashi: I must allow myself access to the most forbidden art in my arsenal... Dual-wielding fishing poles!
Musashi: Behold! Haaaaah!
Jiang Ziya: Wait, time out! You're planning to catch twice as many fish by using twice as many rods? Is that even a thing?!
Musashi: Ah ha ha! The ability to wield two blades as if they were part of my body is at the very heart of my swordcraft.
Musashi: By tapping into that selfsame talent, I can wield two poles with equal ease!
Thaniel: Okay, I guess that IS a thing. But how am I supposed to—BWAAAH!
Jiang Ziya: Thaniel? Did you just fall in the water? Er, you need some help there, buddy?
Musashi: Thaniel? Why do you not pull yourself up onto that nearby ledge?
Jiang Ziya: Now he's diving UNDER the water!
Musashi: He does not appear to be drowning, exactly. But what IS he doing...?
Thaniel: Ha! Yes, well. My apologies for that. What a fluky accident. ...Huh?
Thaniel: Well, I'll be. My pockets are full of fish.
Musashi & Jiang Ziya: WHAAAAAT?!
Musashi: You caught fish with your bare hands?!
Jiang Ziya: Bzzzt! No way, mister! That is SO not fair!
Thaniel: Y-you misunderstand the circumstances! It was coincidence! Mere coincidence! Such things happen to everyone, yes?
Musashi: Lies, sir! Lies and slander!
Jiang Ziya: Okay, that's it. If we're turning this honorable competition into a total cheat-fest, then I'm going all the way!
Jiang Ziya: O power universal, heed my solemn decree! Convert my words of speech!
Jiang Ziya: Fiiishies! I've got yummy baaait for you! Come and get it, suckers!
Musashi: Jiang Ziya, if one could merely call out to fish and expect them to come, fishing would be no challenge at—
Musashi & Thaniel: WHAAAAAAT?!
Jiang Ziya: Hee hee ha ha hee! Yep! I used a relic that allows me to speak to any living creature!
Jiang Ziya: All of the fish in the lake are here now. I'm gonna fill up a bucket, then stuff that inside a BIGGER bucket and fill THAT!
Musashi: Cursed insolence! Wretched deceit! ...Move over. I'm fishing in your spot.
Thaniel: Yes, me too. Make room, you!
Jiang Ziya: No way! Go find your own cheater spot!
???: Hey, wait for meeeeee!
Feline Dragon Who Loves to Fish
Ebisu: How can you possibly fish without ME? You KNOW it's my favorite thing! ...Now everybody shove over.
Ebisu: Heeeere, fishy fishy fishies! I'm gonna catch you and eeeat you!
Ebisu: What the fins is going on here? I'm not catching ANYTHING!
Thaniel: Yes, well, the thing is...
Musashi: We may have overfished this lake.
Jiang Ziya: Yeah, I sorta used my powers to summon all the fish and then we caught all the fish and then... Well, you know how it goes.
Ebisu: I do NOT "know how it goes!" And your plan was simply horrid!
Ebisu: First you ditch me, then you starve me of my favorite food? Hissssss!
Musashi: Thaniel? Jiang Ziya? There is still the matter of our little competition.
Jiang Ziya: Ah geez, we've each got a zillion fish. Maybe we just call it a draw?
Thaniel: A fine idea. I'll gut them and trim them so we can all enjoy a proper feast.
Thaniel: Won't you join us, Ebisu?
Ebisu: MROWWWWR! ...Er, I mean, you wouldn't mind?
Musashi: Of course not. Consider it our amends for failing to invite you in the first place.
Jiang Ziya: Oh, and if we ever do this again, we'll TOTALLY bring you along!
As the sun set, the four friends enjoyed the bounty
of the lake and the remainder of their day off.
Ebisu: Mmmm-eow! This sashimi is delectable! Now for the grilled fish...
Ebisu: Ow! Hot, hot, hooooot!
Together: (Looks like the fish got the cat's tongue...)