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Kino Kitty
RO KinoKitty
Kino as seen in RO.
Info
Gender Male
Job Class Bard
Race Norman
Alignment unknown
Main Weapon A guqin
Family unknown
Friends Minty Eland (formerly)
First Appearance Episode 1 (Ragnarok Online)

Kino Kitty is a Bard who resides in Morocc. He used to be a member of the Invincible Single Army, which prompted him to change the original lyrics of "At One, I Fall in Love" to turn it from a love song to a romantic travesty. He has a chronic disease that affects the volume of his voice and thinks Minty Eland is whiny, but a good person. He is currently caring for his young niece Jorti after her parents passed on.

His Seal of Friendship is a black cross.

Story

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Kino was playing a song for his niece when he was intruded upon by an adventurer.

Even in the sandy wind
Even in the pouring rain
Even in the falling snow
I know it's you~

The adventurer apologizes for interrupting him and tells him about Minty Eland's lyrical plight. Kino responds that he is insulted that Eland doesn't like the change he made to the original lyrics of "At One, I Fall in Love." He did it because he thought the original song was horrible and refused to sing such romantic notions. The adventurer wonders if he knew the original lyrics, to which he responds he does not remember and the original lyrics are no longer available in new songbooks. He then explains that the original lyrics can be found in an old book of edda (Norse poems), which may be in a bookstore in Juno.

Soon after, the adventurer leaves him to continue caring for his niece. Once the adventurer disappeared, Kino suddenly remembers the original lyrics. He writes down the original lyrics and puts it into an envelope to give to Eland. He did not expect the adventurer to return, but uses this opportunity to send the letter to Eland without leaving his niece by herself. He then overwrites Eland's Seal of Friendship upon the adventurer with his own to let Eland know the letter came from him.[1]

Song Lyrics

Kino Kitty knows of two songs: "Invulnerable Siegfried" and "The Ring of Nibelungen".

Invulnerable Siegfried

Brave hero Siegfried
Vanquished a mighty dragon
Its blood coated his skin
Making it impenetrable
Save for one tender spot
Blocked by a single leave from a linden tree

Siegfried was powerful
Certainly invincible
Save for those who knew of his secret
In the end, he was killed by a spear flung into his back
Set into motion by the wrath
And jealousy of a woman

The Ring of Nibelungen

Rheingold...
Hidden in the Rhein river
If made into a ring
Could rule the world

Protected by a spell
Cursing its thief to never find love
Alberich had known, nonetheless stolen
Love was forsaken for power

Giants built beautiful Valhalla
Matrimony with Freyja, goddess of beauty
Their supposed payment
In not receiving it, they forcefully took her

The gods would give Alberich's treasure
To the Giants for Freyja's return
Loki tricked Alberich
Stealing his ring of power

But Alberich cursed his ring
Before it was returned to him
Envy and death
would befall its wearers

The ring was given to the Giants
Freyja was returned to the gods
The Giants killed themselves
Fighting over the Rheingold
Victims of Alberich's curse~

Trivia

  • Rheingold is a treasure in the Nibelungenlied mythology. Alberich is a dwarf, who guards the treasure of the Nibelungen. Both of Kino's songs reference the Nibelungenlied or The Song of the Nibelungs.[2]

References