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Vaan and Penelo: Are there so Ashe does not go nethicite crazy and the empire and Dalmasca can coexist peacefully (through her relationship with Larsa ) . and young teenagers because that is the majority of the market. there a romance (implied or not) going on between Vaan and Penelo? that their relationship did not exceed that of close childhood friends. Relationships: “Okay. Then some foreign black market could use the boost.” Penelo shook her head and steered him around the corner.
In the manga they are accosted by Judge Ghis and Vaan attacks him but is knocked out. Ghis takes Amalia captive onboard Dreadnought Leviathan while the others are sent to Nalbina Dungeons. In the game the party is confronted by Vayne himself. Nevertheless, Penelo spots Vaan, Balthier and Fran being led away in chains and approaches them in tears, but Balthier soothes her. In the manga, Vaan awakens in the dungeons and intervenes on a seeq prisoner attacking a former Dalmascan soldier, but has the Goddess's Magicite stolen from him.
Balthier tries to teach Vaan why he lost by challenging him to a game of coin toss where Vaan must guess which of Balthier's hands he holds it. For a wrong guess Balthier wants Vaan's chestpiece from Reks, but Vaan demands Balthier wager his airship. Balthier tosses the coin and Vaan fails at guessing its location with Fran returning and revealing she has the coin and Balthier's hands are empty.
Gabranth authorizes the bounty hunter Ba'Gamnan to search the prisoners for Balthier, and Fran reveals she has found an exit. In the manga, Balthier decides to make their move in two hours after investigating the Resistance, and Vaan declares to have recovered the Goddess's Magicite by that time.
He finds the seeq who stole it but is ambushed by two more. Vaan is thrown into a cell until the seeq, Daguzais ready to face him in arena.
Ba'Gamnan offers to free him, but Daguza intervenes and the two fight, and Vaan escapes and charges at Daguza. Vaan ignores Balthier's lesson of using dirty tactics and with a frontal attack seizes the Goddess's Magicite and flees to reconvene with Balthier while another prisoner and Ba'Gamnan deal with Daguza and the other enraged seeq.
Balthier and Vaan fight the seeq in the Nalbina Dungeons. In the game, Vaan attempts to defend a wounded bangaa from three abusive seeq dungeon masters and is thrown into a caged battle with them. Balthier joins the fray and the two emerge victorious and hide within the arena when Gabranth appears shadowing him into an Oubliette.
Vaan, Balthier and Fran find an emaciated Basch fon Ronsenburg imprisoned and following Gabranth's leave, Basch pleads the party to set him free. Reckognising Basch as the King-Slayer, Vaan jumps on the cage and shouts at him. The ruckus attracts the guards and Fran tells everyone to hang onto the cage while she drops it to the pit below the dungeons.
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Freed, Basch joins the party while they trek through the Barheim Passage though Vaan makes his distaste at the arrangement known. Basch explains the Empire framed him by having his twin brother, Noah, now going by the name of Gabranth, impersonate him to assassinate the King and leave Reks as a witness to "Basch's" treachery, but Vaan remains unconvinced.
In the manga, Basch and Vaan cooperate to kill the Mimic Queen and Basch fights the smaller mimics off to protect Vaan, the two discussing Reks's belief in Basch and the true events of Raminas's death during the battle. The group escapes into the Dalmasca Estersandand Basch tells Vaan he will accept atonement at his hands after he is finished what he needs to do, and Balthier returns Vaan's chestpiece.
At the Resistance base in Lowtown Vaan finds Vossler disrespecting the people who were at the Nalbina Fortress during the treaty signing, including Reks. Vaan yells out that Reks was no liar, which Basch—who had been recuperating under the Resistance watch—agrees with, stating that Reks was the witness Archadia needed to make it convincing.
Vaan rides an airship on his way to Bhujerba to rescue Penelo. Basch asks Vaan to help him and apologizes, but Vaan has let go of his hatred, realizing Basch's framing was another of Vayne's schemes. They find Balthier in the Sandsea tavern with a worried Migelo demanding he look for Penelo who has been kidnapped by a bounty hunter named Ba'Gamnan who is after Balthier and saw him speaking to Penelo before being taken to the Nalbina Dungeons.
Vaan pleads with Balthier to fly them to the Skycity of Bhujerba to find her, and when he offers the Goddess's Magicite as payment, Balthier agrees. The four board Balthier's airship, the Strahlwith Vaan excited he gets to fly. On their way to the Lhusu Mines in Bhujerba where Ba'Gamnan has his hideout, the party is joined by a well-spoken Archadian boy, Lamont.
In the mines the party learns Penelo has already been set free. After dealing with Ba'Gamnan, the party hides from Judge Ghis who has come to inspect the mines, and it is revealed "Lamont" is Larsa Ferrinas Solidora member of Archadia's ruling family and Vayne's brother.
Penelo stands with them, having been discovered by guards inside the mines. Larsa ensures Penelo's safety and asks her to accompany him to Marquis Ondore's mansion.
Vaan's parents were not as lucky, and Penelo's family cared of both the orphaned Vaan and his elder brother, Reks. Three years later, Archadian Empire invaded the Kingdom of Dalmasca and Penelo's parents and Reks were killed in the conflict.
Penelo was taken in by her parents' friend, the bangaa Migelo, who let her and Vaan work at his sundry shop, doing various odd-jobs. Penelo catches Vaan stealing from the imperial soldiers. Penelo is frustrated with Vaan's obsession with becoming a sky pirateand tries to dissuade him from getting into trouble. On the day Vayne Solidor from the Archadian ruling house and heir to the throne comes to Rabanastre as its new consul, Penelo lectures Vaan about stealing from Archadian soldiers.
The pair later witnesses Vayne holding a speech in front of the crowds. Penelo meets up with Vaan at the Giza Plains nomad camp when Vaan is trying to obtain a sunstone to sneak into the Royal Palace of Rabanastre.
She helps Vaan in his errand and later admits she enjoyed their time together. They part ways when they return to Rabanastre and Penelo urges Vaan to stay out of trouble. When she hears intruders have been caught trespassing the palace grounds she rushes to the site, knowing it had been Vaan's plan.
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She sees Vaan, together with the sky pirates he had met in the palace, being led away in chains. She tries to run to Vaan, but Balthierone of the sky pirates, assures her Vaan will be safe and gives Penelo his handkerchief. Penelo is held hostage by Ba'Gamnan. Penelo's encounter with Balthier is spotted by the headhunter gang led by Ba'Gamnanwho mistakenly assumes Penelo knows Balthier. The gang kidnaps her, leaving a note for Balthier to meet with them at the Lhusu Mines in Bhujerba if he wants to save her.
Penelo is freed by her captors when Balthier shows up, him and Vaan having escaped from the Nalbina Dungeons with Basch fon Ronsenburg 's aid. Penelo wanders through the Lhusu Mines but is caught by Archadian soldiers, angry at having discovered her inside the mine, the place where Archadia is involved in a secret magicite mining operation.