Emil is a character in Octopath Traveler. He is a friend of Derryl and Nate, but a rift is created between him and Derryl when he loses the latter’s brooch, which Derryl keeps as a memento of his deceased mother, the former owner of the brooch. During Ophilia’s second chapter, she helps the two boys look for the brooch and amend their friendship.
Emil is a young boy of 9 years, with black hair. He wears a short-sleeved shirt and dark trousers.
According to his Inquire/Scrutinize info, Emil is a kind-hearted boy and is liked by several people for this reason. However, he is rather shy and has difficulty standing up for himself, being able to only repeatedly apologize to Derryl for losing his brooch, but is willing to endanger himself if it means he can find his friend’s lost brooch in The Murkwood.
A few weeks prior to the events of Octopath Traveler, Derryl’s mother died and his son became bitter with grief. In Ophilia’s Chapter 2, after she performs the Kindling ceremony at Saintsbridge Cathedral, she takes the time to explore the town, where she comes across Emil being harassed by Derryl and Nate for losing Derryl’s brooch. Ophilia then offers to help Emil look for the brooch, much to his gratitude. He then tells Ophilia about the circumstances surrounding the death of Derryl’s mother. The two of them look for the brooch, but to no avail.
Ophilia visits Derryl and persuades him to come with her, where they find Emil still looking for Derryl’s brooch, much to Derryl’s surprise as he had assumed Emil would have given up by then. Ophilia and Derryl go to talk to Emil, only to learn from Nate that he had chased a dog into The Murkwood because he saw it had something shiny in its mouth that he was certain was Derryl’s brooch. Worried about Emil endangering himself, Derryl gives chase. He eventually finds Emil deep in the Murkwood, where they are attacked by Hróðvitnir, who is revealed to not be a dog but a wolf. Ophilia arrives and fends off Hróðvitnir, and Emil finds Derryl’s brooch where the wolf fell. Moved by Emil’s determination to find his brooch and ashamed of himself for lashing out at Emil in his bitterness over his mother’s death, Derryl apologizes to him and the two amend their friendship.
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