Some members join Vyse's crew as part of the story, while others must be sought out by the player and brought on board. Some characters may have conditions that need to be fulfilled before being recruited. Many are as simple as being at far along the story enough, while others require that Vyse impress them in some way before signing on.
Unique to Arcadia, Vyse's crew is comprised members from all over the world. Some crew members will comment on this while living on Crescent Isle.
Crew members also appear in various roles on Crescent Isle once it has been established as a hideout. Many of them will initially express discontent with their living circumstances on Crescent Isle and request money and sometimes items from Vyse to upgrade their services. Fulfilling their requests will greatly expand the items available to Vyse as well as generally improving the aesthetics and mood across the island.
After the final battle at Soltis, Vyse's crew disbands as the fight against Valua is over. Some return home, but many decide to settle in new Valua to rebuild and pursue new opportunities. Only Kirala, if recruited, will remain on Crescent Isle.
Crew members play a major role in ship battles, where they add additional abilities that can be called to protect the ship or enhance its attacks. Some crew members have active abilities that can be selected under "Crew" during a ship battle, while others provide passive buffs that are active throughout each battle.
There are eleven positions on the ship that can be filled, with two potential characters to fill each role. Only one character can be active in a job at any time; these members are the ones who can be called on in battle. As a bonus, the characters can be seen working around the Delphinus. In addition, if the party's Spirit Points are completely full, a Super Move called Blue Rogues can be called upon, which uses all active crew members to damage enemies and heal allies.
List of crew members[edit | edit source]
|#||Crew member||Type||Effect||Location||Unlock requirement[note 1]||Image|
|1||Ilchymis||Artisan||Using the Crew Command, he will raise your ship's attributes for a short period of time.||On Ilchymis's Island north of Valua, in Upper Sky.||The player will need to have returned to Crescent Isle after getting the Purple Moon Crystal to first reach his island. Ilchymis requires that at least one member of the party has learned the Silver magic Riselem.|
|2||Ryu-Kan||Using the Crew Command, he will raise your ship's Attack and Defense for a short time.||On Ryu-Kan's Island in the southeast corner of the map. One can either travel there directly by going over the nearby Dark Rift via Upper Sky, or travel north of Yafutoma.||Once the player has acquired the Blue Moon Crystal, Ryu-Kan will join the crew provided one has a Swashbuckler Rating of "Vyse the Daring" or higher. Vize the Imposter will need to be defeated if the player's rating has dropped to "Vyse the Fallen Pirate".|
|3||Izmael||Builder||Having Izmael in your active crew will increase the destructive power of your Moon Stone Cannon.[note 2]||Crescent Isle||After returning from Yafutoma with the Blue Moon Crystal, Izmael will automatically join the crew alongside Brabham.|
|4||Kirala||Using the Crew Command, she will replenish your ship's HP to full.[note 3]||At the construction site in Yafutoma. Take the tub ship/tub-boat down the waterfall to reach this area.||Praise her work when talking to her.|
|5||Polly||Cook||Using the Crew Command, she will replenish one character's MP.||In the tavern on Sailor's Island.||Talk to her.|
|6||Urala||Using the Crew Command, she will max out your Spirit Points.||In the bar in Yafutoma.||Talk to her after recruiting her older sister, Kirala.|
|7||Moegi||Delegate||Using the Crew Command, she will protect your ship from energy magic for a full turn.||Yafutoma||After obtaining the Blue Moon Crystal. Moegi will join the crew as part of the story and cannot be missed.|
|8||Pinta||Using the Crew Command, he will protect your ship from enemy cannon fire for a full turn.||In the weapons shop on Sailor's Island.||Talk to him.|
|9||Brabham||Engineer||Having Brabham in your active crew will increase your ship's Defense. (+20)||Crescent Isle||After returning from Yafutoma with the Blue Moon Crystal, Brabham will automatically join the crew alongside Izmael.|
|10||Hans||Having Hans in your active crew will increase your ship's Magic Defense. (+20)||Aboard Centime's ship in Horteka, Ixa'Taka.||Talk to him after retrieving the Blue Moon Crystal.|
|11||Belle||Gunner||Having Belle in your active crew will increase the damage done by your Secondary Cannons.||Crescent Isle docks after retrieving the Blue Moon Crystal.||Talk to her.|
|12||Khazim||Having Khazim in your active crew will increase the damage done by your Main Cannons.||Climb the ladder near the port in Nasrad.||Talk to him.|
|13||Don||Helmsman||Having Don in your active crew will increase your ship's Dodge%. (+15)||At the tavern in Esperanza.||Talk to him after returning from Yafutoma with the Blue Moon Crystal.|
|14||Lawrence||A mercenary for hire, he sails the skies for a steep price. He will increase your ship's Quick. (+30)||Leaning against the Sailor's Guild on Sailor's Island.||Pay him 10,000 gold.|
|15||Merida||Jester||Having Merida in your active crew will increase your ship's value. (+10,000)||In the bar in Horteka, Ixa'Taka.||Talk to her after collecting the Note in a Bottle in the lighthouse on Sailor's Island.|
|16||Pow||Using the Crew Command, he will raise your chances of attacking first for a full turn.||Pirate Island||Talk to him.|
|17||Domingo||Lookout||Having Domingo in your active crew increases your chances of delivering critical hits.[note 4]||Gordo's Bistro||Talk to him after discovering 30 or more Discoveries.|
|18||Tikatika||Having Tikatika in your active crew increases your torpedoes' Hit%.||Horteka, Ixa'Taka||Talk to him after having found the "Ixa'ness Village" Discovery.|
|19||Kalifa||Merchant||Having Kalifa in your active crew will increase your chance of finding special items.||Maramba, Nasr||Talk to her after buying and equipping Vyse with the Suiran Blade, which can be bought from the weapons shop in Yafutoma.|
|20||Osman||Having Osman in your active crew will increase your chance of finding expensive items.||Next to her burned-out shop in Nasrad.||Talk to her.|
|21||Marco||Sailor||Using the Crew Command, he will double all of your Spirit Points for one turn.||Hiding in the compartment on the port side of the bridge of the Delphinus.||Open the compartment and talk to him.|
|22||Robinson||Using the Crew Command, he will reduce the Spirit Points cost for actions for a turn.||In the Dark Rift, head through the left vortex located in the same room where the "Black Moon Stone" Discovery is. Robinson is located inside the ship on the middle-level (there are three ships in this area).||Talk to him with Polly as an active member of the crew.|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- As well as the requirements listed, the player must also be in command of the Delphinus.
- Izmael will also offer to redesign the hideout at Crescent Isle; he will reconstruct the buildings and pathways out of stone, and can carve a relief of Vyse, Aika, or Fina at the back of the lake.
- Kirala will also offer to redesign the hideout at Crescent Isle; she will give the buildings a Yafutoman-esque makeover and can customize the fountain.
- After being recruited, Domingo will no longer be able to make Discoveries himself.