10.1 Group Match Prelude
Momo: I am so excited! The day has finally come!
Yoko: I never imagined that I would watch the Fantasy Styling Contest here as a friend of [a] player in the castle! This is so cool!
Nikki: I feel so nervous. Last time I had Lunar by my side in Wintermount; now I’m all by myself.
Momo: Easy, Nikki! You are the protagonist so you’ll be protected by plot armor!
Yoko: Um, what was he saying? …
Nikki: According to the rules, it’s the group stage today and all participants will compete in 3 groups. I wonder what kind of rival I will encounter…
Yoko: Relax, Nikki. How about some warm-up first?
Momo: It seems that when you’re not bickering with me, you’re still helpful! So let’s go for a fresh mori girl outfit!
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST YOKO]
10.S1 Lead Singer: Kaze (3)
Yoko: Is that Kaze over there?!
Kaze: Hi everybody! It’s been a while. How is everyone doing?
Momo: We came here with Nikki to attend the Fantasy Styling Contest!
Nikki: Hi Kaze! Are you here for the contest too?
Kaze: Yup. Cicia is not far from the royal city, and I just happen to have a break, so I came.
Yoko: So does your band come here too?
Kaze: Yes. The royal city is very bustling these days. So our band performs at the bar near the Contestant Village every night.
Nikki: Awesome! We can go see your performances!
Kaze: Oh right, Nikki, could you help me pick a casual sportswear? That will make things more convenient when I have to move the instruments.
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST KAZE]
10.S2 Sport Girl Aron (6)
Aron: Hi, all! I knew I could see you guys here. An outstanding stylist like Nikki would definitely sign up for the contest!
Nikki: Aron! How was the Miraland Boat Racing competition that you took part in? The one in the Cloud Empire?
Aron: We got the second place in the team race! It was the best performance we ever had!
Momo: You love sports so much yet you didn’t win the race?
Aron: Well, loving sports won’t help me beat those people from the North Kingdom. They’re literally supermen!
Nikki: Aron looks really cute today!
Aron: Haha, really? I will have a short vacation after the contest. I want to try on something with a floral-pattern girlish style, but I’m not really used to it. Nikki, help me out!
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST ARON]
10.S3 Manga Artist Aiko (5)
Aiko: Nikki, Momo, Yoko!
Momo: There are a lot of familiar faces here today!
Nikki: Aiko! Are you here to collect materials?
Aiko: You know me so well! I am preparing the manga sequel. Many readers are looking forward to it!
Yoko: A love story between a stylist and a designer. I really want to know when they will get married!
Aiko: Not so fast. I just thought of a scene where the stylist comes to attend the Fantasy Styling Contest, and the designer follows to give her a surprise!
Nikki: That sounds great!
Aiko: Right! Nikki, try on a classic Pigeon Kingdom style dress. I want the stylist to meet her Prince Charming in a traditional princess dress!
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST AIKO]
10.2 Kimi’s Encouragement
Nikki: Kimi!! Kimi!!
Yoko: Wow, it’s rare to see Nikki get so excited. Kimi and Mr. Joe are here!
Momo: The girl should behave like a lady…
Kimi: Greetings Nikki!
Nikki: Hey Kimi! Are you here to take part in the contest too?
Kimi: I am just here to watch. The Fantasy Styling Contest in Lilith is one of the most important contests on the continent. A lot of outstanding stylists emerge from here every year.
Joe: Hello? No one noticed me? …In fact, Kimi just wants to say Nikki will be the outstanding stylist this year!
Nikki: Um, really?
Kimi: Yeah, I believe in you after all those trials you overcame in the Cloud Empire. You will have no problem in reaching the finals. Do your best.
Nikki: Thanks! Thank you for your encouragement!
Kimi: Since you just came back from the Cloud Empire, why not go for traditional Cloud Empire clothes?
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST KIMI]
10.3 Last Warm-Up
Kimi: Nikki is really great!
Nikki: Really? I will keep trying!
Joe: I’ve never seen my lady praise someone in such excitement.
Kimi: Mister, do you think our next quarter’s design quota is a bit low?
Joe: What? Of course not! Ah! It’s the principle of Cicia Design School! Excuse me.
Momo: That was fast. It was like me when I rush to the grill house.
Yoko: Rush? Don’t you always roll like a ball!
Momo: Arrgh! Yoko!!
Kimi: I think you two would make pretty good cheerleaders. Oh right, Nikki. Try the modern daily Cloud Empire one-piece dress. Maybe you will encounter a rival from the Cloud Empire.
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST KIMI]
10.4 Group Game First Match
Momo: Look, Nikki is about to come on stage!
Yoko: Wow, Prince Royce’s address is so awesome! Mr. Henry’s speech is also pretty cool!
Kimi: Nikki is in group B this time, it’s fortunate she doesn’t have to compete with the stylists from the Pigeon Kingdom in the group games…
Henry: (Stage Speech)…And the champion shall be awarded the title ‘The Royal Stylist of Lilith’, and gain the chance to participate in designing this year’s Fairytale Concerto…
Momo: What is the Fairytale Concerto suit?
Kimi: Fairytale Concerto is Lilith’s royal outfit. It’s the signature of the nation. Every year a new set of apparel will be produced and collected by the royal family.
Yoko: Every Lilith girl dreams of putting on a Fairytale Concerto dress one day!
Momo: Look! Nikki is about to compete against her first opponent!
Yoko: Huh, isn’t that Kane who we met in the Contestant Village? Looks like she was assigned to the same group as Nikki.
Yoko: Uh oh, the styling theme is North Kingdom style warm army uniform. That’s Kane’s expertise!
Momo: Nikki, you can do it!
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST KANE]
10.5 Interval (1)
Nikki: I feel stressed out after the first match. Everybody is so great and they are all trying their best to compete…
Momo: Nikki, don’t get discouraged! See, you won just then! Although it was a narrow victory…
Nikki: Momo?! Why are you in the back stage? Did you sneak in?
Momo: Hush! I was worried for you! Believe in yourself and you will do even better starting from now on!
Contestant in Group A: Hey, are you in group B or C?
Nikki: Hi! I am in group B, anything I can do for you?
Contestant in Group A: I’m so nervous! Could you help me practice before the real match? I…
Nikki: Yeah sure! You just think about the most beautiful clothes you designed in the past!
Contestant in Group A: Really! Thank you very much!
Momo: Nikki is really good at comforting people. We don’t have must time for rest so let’s try a simple evening dress!
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST CONTESTANT IN GROUP A]
10.6 Group Game Second Match
Momo: The audience in the front row is so annoying! They’re so tall and block my sight!
Yoko: They look strange and so serious. They are not enjoying the contest at all. It’s a shame they got all the seats!
Momo: Just what I said! It should be us professional cheerleaders on those VIP seats!
Yoko: Look! It’s Nikki’s turn! The opponent’s outfit is really exotic!
Joe: She’s supposedly a contestant from the Republic of Wasteland where people’s clothes are wild and natural, filled with uncertainties and raw desires.
Kimi: I still remember Mr. Joe promoting wasteland style scarves and shawls at the autumn-winter accessory festival last quarter.
Joe: Ha, you have a good memory, my lady!
Momo: Luckily Nikki has tried the wasteland style clothes several times before already. I hope she can perform well!
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST WASTELAND CONTESTANT]
10.7 Interval (2)
Momo: See, I said you would get better and better! That was a neat win!
Nikki: I feel a sense of familiarity when it comes to the wasteland style. It’s like the Bohemian ethnic style in our previous world.
Contestant in Group C: I saw the whole match backstage. To defeat the opponent from the Republic of Wasteland at her own style, that’s incredible!
Nikki: Hi! Thank you!
Contestant in Group C: I am in group C. It will be my turn soon. Could you please do some warm-up with me over Lilith gorgeous dress?
Nikki: Sure, no problem!
[COMMENCE STYLING BATTLE AGAINST CONTESTANT IN GROUP C]
10.8 Bookish Girl Timi (6)
Nikki: Timi! I didn’t expect you would be my opponent in the third match!
Timi: Remember what I said back in the village? But anyway I’m glad that I can compete with Nikki in the first styling contest after my graduation!
Momo: What a silly girl. She never won against Nikki before. Why is she so happy?
Yoko: Momo, hush! I can’t hear what they are saying!
Timi: I will do my best this time too! I hope you do the same!
Momo: Ah? The theme is graduation gown! The theme was literally picked especially for Timi!
[BEGIN MATCH AGAINST TIMI]
10.9 Past the Group Games
Yoko: Yay! Three consecutive wins! The highest score!! Nikki has progressed from the group stage!!!
Momo: Woohoo! Nikki, you are the best!
Nikki: Thanks, thanks all! It’s all because of your support!
Kimi: You really did a good job. Each group will have a winner to attend the finals, and from the three players [the] champion will be selected.
Joe: The lady means you are one step away from the champion, and she believes you will win.
Kimi: That’s right. I believe you can do it.
Nikki: Ah…Kimi…I! I will do everything I can!
Kimi: I have heard a little about the other two contestants and they are both quite talented. Nikki, be careful.
Kimi: I took a couple of outfits from the Apple Federation with me. They are chic girlish outfit and casual daily clothes. Try them on!
Momo: The Fantasy Envoy is quite scary when it comes to marketing…
[BEGIN DOUBLE MATCH AGAINST KIMI]