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Melody-Jack
RO MelodyJack
Melody-Jack as seen in RO.
Info
Gender Male
Job Class Shadow Chaser
Race Norman
Alignment unknown
Main Weapon unknown
Family unknown
Friends Aigu
First Appearance Episode 14 (Ragnarok Online)
To be honest, I don't think there is anyone worthy of trust. Trust or promises are both silly.

–Melody-Jack

Melody-Jack is a cynical Shadow Chaser that only believes in deals instead of trust and promises. Because of this, he doesn't like to make himself known and often uses the Hiding skill to stay out of sight. He aids Aigu as a member of the Dandelion band, but isn't a member of White Wings himself. As such, he is only familiar with Newoz through Aigu.

StoryEdit

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Melody-Jack was sent to the Paradise Group to assist Aigu in recruiting new members of White Wings. Eventually, members of White Wings track down Newoz to a space in the Dimensional Gap. Roter seemed relieved to finally find the Minstrel while Mingmin could think nothing more but to feed Newoz a basket full of poisonous mushrooms for costing the guild so much time and money to find him. Newoz promises to explain himself and remarks that he can't eat mushrooms at all. Aigu mentions that Newoz can't eat anything but meat, but she's glad he's safe regardless. Gelka greets Newoz enthusiastically, saying that her master told her many great things about him. Feeling embarrassed, Roter tells her to stop and says that Newoz is nothing more than an idiot with no sense of direction. Arang notes that Newoz's eyes look puffier than usual, suggesting that he hasn't been getting much sleep. Newoz greets her back and asks her about Ari until he is interrupted by Roter telling him how they've recruited new guildmembers to find him and that he has been gone for a very long time. Runane quickly introduces herself and expresses how honored she is to finally meet the famous Newoz in person. Roel chimes in his own greeting and mentions that he joined the guild along with Runane.

After all the introductions and reunion remarks were done with, Roter boastfully asserts that according to the guild's policy, he is now the guildleader and Newoz has been demoted to mere member status. Without missing a beat, Newoz happily congratulates Roter on his promotion, which disappoints Roter as he wanted to upset the minstrel. Just then, a voice chimes in saying that Newoz wouldn't be fazed by such a thing as all he's interested in are adventure, monsters, and treasure. Newoz wonders if the voice is a ghost and then greets Melody-Jack properly. While still in Hiding status, Melody-Jack warns that he senses something coming from the ground where Newoz was standing. Arang jokingly asks if that's why Melody-Jack is hiding like a coward, to which the Shadow Chaser responds that it is natural for veteran thieves like him to hide themselves in potential enemy territory. Mingmin agrees with Melody-Jack and says that the area simply screams that it's unnatural. Bragi suggests that perhaps the place was supernatural. Noticing the bard, Newoz asks if his name was Bragi and that he'd love to work with him sometime.

Just then, Runane asserts that she joined the guild in order to meet Newoz and asks the Minstrel if he has a girlfriend. Aigu quickly yells out that she has dibs on him first, to which Runane counters if Newoz knows that. Aigu sheepishly admits she never confessed to him and Runane declares that the Minstrel is fair game. Gelka begins to feel uncomfortable about the conversation as Arang expresses that she wants in on the fight over Newoz's affection as well. Suddenly, Mingmin notes that something is in the distance and Runane quickly volunteers to go check it out. Aigu runs after her to Bragi's chagrin. Roter exclaims that Newoz is a magnet for crazy and Gelka says she understands why the Minstrel bothers him so. Mingmin chimes in saying that Roter is always irritable and Arang agrees, saying that he's violent and dirty. Roter tells them to shut up and Newoz decides to bring up a memory using his nickname "Rot" for Roter. Gelka is surprised and asks the Archbishop if they're actually friends. Roter becomes fed up and begins to stomp off. Mingmin advises him that the Dimensional Gap that they came through has disappeared and that it would be best to follow after Aigu. This makes Roter even more upset, accusing the Geneticist of pretending to care about him and that he can take care of himself. One by one, the rest of the guild leaves until the only ones left was the newest guild recruit and Melody-Jack. After some awkward silence, Melody-Jack suggests that they get a move on, lest they get left behind.

While wandering through the area, the recruit manages to find Newoz, who was feeling worried that he's lost the others yet again. Suddenly, Melody-Jack's voice sounds out, scaring Newoz again. The Minstrel wonders if they're still in danger since Melody-Jack was still hiding. Melody-Jack supposes so and notes that they've been wandering around the same place. Newoz begins getting hungry again and Melody-Jack says that he's been waiting for an opportunity to talk to him. He goes on to say that their contract expired as soon as Newoz returned to the guild, but his promise with Newoz still stands due to their current situation. Newoz is relieved that his contingency plan was still intact.

Some time later, the guild reunites once again. Newoz notices that the atmosphere of the area has changed. Mingmin and Roter point out the air smelling different and it seems as though they're underwater but they're not. Melody-Jack emphasizes that the guild has been circling around the same place since they arrived. Mingmin equates the drastic environmental changes being rather similar to the mood swings of a bipolar person. Melody-Jack adds that as the environment changed, the foreign energy he's been sensing has been growing stronger. As the group talks about what they'll do if a monster appears before them, Arang notices that Shaloshi isn't with them. Newoz suggests they find her and the group goes deeper into the area.

After what seemed like an eternity of wandering around, the guild was finally together again with the addition of Shaloshi. Melody-Jack notes that the area is falling apart around them and Shaloshi explains that the Ferres are angry. Mingmin is astonished that the girl can also hear the thoughts of monsters and Shaloshi asserts that they're her friends. Runane argues that friends wouldn't attack each other and Shaloshi goes on to explain that the Ferres are attacking the guild because they're trying to protect Shaloshi from Roter's thoughts. With that, they teleport her away. Roter suggests they find a way out before the place collapses on them, but Newoz insists that they find Shaloshi. When the rest of the guild protests against it, Newoz decides to go look for her on his own. He reminds them that he's not their guildleader anymore and that they don't have to follow him if they don't want to. Aigu quickly goes with Newoz while the rest of the guild look to Roter for guidance. After some time, Roter decides that the guild will find both Newoz and Shaloshi. He commands the guild to split into two groups to optimize their search.

After Newoz and the new recruit manage to exhaust a transformed Ferre, Roter and the others catch up to them. Melody-Jack asserts that they need to get rid of Ferre quickly as the ground was shaking violently. Shaloshi opposes vehemently, revealing that Ferre created this space in the Dimensional Gap for her. If Ferre were to be destroyed or loses its mind, then the space will disappear along with everything inside. Mingmin points out that Shaloshi would be fine, though, which causes the girl to fall silent in response. Hearing this, Roter declares that he has plenty of time before the space collapses to get rid of Shaloshi if that's the case. Shaloshi suggests that if she takes Ferre with her to a different space in the Dimensional Gap, then exits will appear due to the rift loosening up. However, Melody-Jack remarks that Shaloshi is too dangerous to let go as she is smart and capable of teleportation. Saddened by the turn of events, Shaloshi admits that she shouldn't have led the guild into that space, but she really wanted some friends. Newoz assures her that she now has friends with the White Wings guild.

Upon hearing this, Shaloshi thanks Newoz and admits that she has been leading them on. She reintroduces herself as a demon mind-reader and the third agent of Surt. Although she is free from Surt's control, it doesn't change the fact that she's a demon. She tells them that she enjoyed their company and wonders if they'll be enemies the next time they meet. Newoz assures her that she is a member of his White Wings guild. Roter protests the declaration and refuses to accept a demon into the guild. Despite that, Shaloshi thanks Newoz for the invitation and asks to invite him over if she finds an interesting place. She explains that she has the ability to take people with her anywhere she goes and asserts that they wouldn't have followed her as far as they have unless she wanted it. Runane opposes Shaloshi taking away Newoz, but Shaloshi reveals that the High Priestess would like to come along as well.

With that, Shaloshi bades the guild farewell and disappears into the Dimensional Gap with Ferre. The guild regroups and Newoz is ecstatic to have adventured with his old friends after so long. He hopes that they can adventure together again soon. Roter asserts that the guild was no longer called White Wings and quickly renames it Super Critical as the new guildleader. Aigu thinks the new name sounds lame and Runane agrees that it's dorky. Mingmin exclaims that Roter can keep the name as she's decided to leave the guild. Melody-Jack affirms that although he's not a guildmember, he thinks the new name is undesirable as well. Bragi is uncomfortable being in a guild with that name and asks Aigu if she's willing to stick around under that name. Aigu responds that she doesn't care what the guild's name is as long as she can be with Newoz. Runane is hesitant to stay with the guild if its name is going to be Super Critical instead of White Wings. Roter silences the protest and concludes the adventure of his Super Critical guild.[1]

Memorable QuotesEdit

I'm not hiding because my sprite is not yet ready!

–Melody-Jack breaks the fourth wall

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