During the time a mysterious illness plagued Goldshore, one of Marlene's two daughters, Flynn, caught the illness and was bedridden. Luckily, a traveling apothecary named Vanessa came by with a treatment to reduce her fever. As she saw her off, another apothecary comes in her home, having been told about the issue by Marlene's other daughter, Ellen, to take a look at Flynn, only for Marlene to coldly dismiss him as a "scruffy-looking stranger" and that her daughter had already been treated by a professional.
However, this was not the end of her troubles, as Flynn started to develop a nasty cough shortly after. She immediately sought out Vanessa in the Manor District, who had a treatment for it, but it was too expensive for her. She offered her entire savings, which was much less than her asking price, and begged her for the treatment, but Vanessa refused to do so. Devastated and at a loss at what to do, she left the area.
She found her way to a statue and prayed for help for her daughter. As she did so, she was asked by Alfyn, the same scruffy apothecary she dismissed earlier, if he could help her with her daughter's illness. After some hesitation, she agreed to let him help.
After Alfyn looked at Flynn and determined that the cough was a side-effect due to the treatment Vanessa had given her earlier, which was made of Gaborra evergreen, he asked her about a moss that was the cure for the cough. Marlene stated she knew nothing about it, but recommended that Alfyn inquire around town for information.
After Alfyn defeated Vanessa and returned from the Caves of Azure with the moss in hand, Marlene watched as he created the tonic and administered it to Flynn, who was cured of her cough. She sincerely thanked Alfyn for his help and apologized for her earlier attitude towards him.
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