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|Elder Village's Merchant|
|NPC Role||Elder Village's Merchant|
You must be a traveler. I'm Hoffman, head of the Velder Commerce Association.
This refined fellow is the head of the Velder Commerce Association. His products are of quality, and so are the rewards and the authority one can gain from his requests. So work hard!
Chapter 2: The Chase! Banthus!
Hoffman is the leader of Elder's merchant guild. He is the first person to greet the El Search Party after being informed by Hagus of their arrival. Inviting the El Search Party to his home, he sits them down for a cup of tea. Hoffman informs the group that Banthus has been performing similar heists in surrounding towns as well. He also expresses concerns about the local military's actions, given the increase in bandit activity. As an initiation of trust, Hoffman tasks the El Search Party with reclaiming stolen supply from the bandits posted by Wally's Memorial Bridge. Despite gaining his trust, he is still reluctant to provide information without getting something in return.
As a merchant, he puts trust above all else and tasks the team with recovering lost goods in the Shadow Forest. The increase in unrest in the forest reminds Hoffman of the Great Monster Outbreak from thousands of years ago. Suspicious that the Demon World might play a role, he investigates the Dark Wizards. With the help of Luichel, they have a tip on where to find Banthus. He enlists the help of Lenphad, who also grew increasingly suspicious of the increase in bandit activity and the lack of action by Wally's guards. Their suspicion was right as Banthus had been working with Wally.
When it came time to storm Wally's Castle, Hoffman suggests against a head-on approach and asks for Luichel's help once more to infiltrate the castle. During their encounter with Banthus in the Underground Waterway, they discovered Banthus had been augmented with machines.
Chapter 3: The secret of Wally's Castle
When making it to Suburb of Wally's Castle, he is confused about the usual actions of the phorus and demands they be stopped to not to jeopardize their operation. The phoru's mishap caused the plan to slightly change. The El Search Party dealt with the soldier stationed on the castle's wall while the villagers stormed the then unprotected gate. The operation was a success with little casualties. After confronting Wally No.8, Hoffman became convinced that Wally had been using the villager's tax money to fund his Nasod research. They stormed the castle searching for the El but it was nowhere to be seen.
Chapter 4: Wally's whereabouts
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