I’ll Stand By You
The Pretenders

While Arion is a quiet lad who keeps to himself, he is ultimately selfless and is willing to use his strength and that of the Ryuugami in defense of the defenseless.

I Won’t Back Down
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The boy may seem to be a callow youth, but his soul has been forged in fire, both physical and emotional. When provoked to take action, he will show no quarter, nor will he yield as long as there is a threat. He will not back down.

Stand By Me (Cover)
Florence + the Machine

Ultimately, Arion is still a child. One who is more mature than normal for his age, but a child nonetheless. And he still looks for people he can depend on to stand by him through thick and thin. Ultimately, he needs people who will help guide him on the path to reach his full potential, as both a summoner and a human being.

Dancing with the Beast
Battle Beast

People think Arion is just a simple child unable to protect himself. However, those that make that mistake find themselves in danger, as they find themselves dancing with a beast in the form of the Ryuugami.

Learning to Fly
Tom Petty

Learning to fly takes a lot of Arion, and he walks away with the bumps, scrapes, bruises and other injuries to prove it. But once he masters the ability, he seems unstoppable.

On the Road Again
Willie Nelson

Life in a carnival means never staying in one place for terribly long. Arion enjoys being able to see the world and meet new people, and looks at the carnival’s inevitable leaving with both glee and trepidation.

Rocky Mountain High
John Denver

Arion enjoys the mountains, as the terrain and conditions usually found in them remind him of home.

Autumn Forever
Justin Hayward

The crisp air, abundant colors, cool breeze, the waning daylight and waxing night… Autumn is, without a doubt, Arion’s favorite season.

The Greatest Adventure
The Hobbit, Glenn Yarbrough

With his friends and family, Arion has started on the greatest adventure of his life. And when it is over, Arion will be a different person from the one he was before it.

Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Creedence Clearwater Revival

Arion loves the rain, especially in autumn. To Arion, the sound of falling rain is calming, and the feeling of it on his skin refreshing.

Song of Memories
Final Fantasy IX OST, Nobuo Uematsu

Arion’s mother died when he was still very young, and he has difficulty remembering what she looked like. But one thing he remembers is the song she’d sing to soothe him. Perhaps one day he’ll find someone to share it with.

You’re Not Alone
Final Fantasy IX OST, Nobuo Uematsu

Arion is slowly learning that he isn’t truly alone in the world, and is becoming less reluctant to depend on others. Each new experience with his friends serves to remind him of this.

The Candy Man
Aubrey Woods (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Arion loves sweets, and frequently indulges his single vice with candies, pastries and other confections, making a habit of going into town before the carnival leaves to try local sweets and replenish his “stash”.

Cotton Candy Land
Elvis Presley

Even though Arion can occasionally be a glutton when it comes to his sweets, he doesn’t seem to gain any weight!

Dear Friends
Final Fantasy V, Nobuo Uematsu

Arion has come to rely on on the people of the carnival as a group of dear friends, and works hard to forge relationships and friendships that will endure until the very end of his story.

A Place to Call Home
Final Fantasy IX, Nobuo Uematsu

After his village was put to the torch, Arion wandered around, doing odd jobs and relying on the occasional bit of generosity to make his way. Master Moon and his carnival changed that, giving the boy a place he could call home.

The Phantom Forest
Final Fantasy VI, Nobuo Uematsu

The next stop on the group’s journey is Fey, also known as the Feywild. While it has various terrains, it’s most prominent is likely forests. Filled with various fey creatures, they are a veritable phantom forest.

What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong

As the carnival travels from place to place, Arion can’t help but sit near the opening to his caravan, taking in the magnificent sights the world has to offer and looking upon it all with marvel and wonderment.

Eat It
Weird Al

Arion’s appetite, even for regular food, is legendary. This is largely because it takes a lot of energy to fuel his abilities, which can be stressful on his body. This means he gets very hungry very often.

Crossing Those Hills/Over the Hills
Final Fantasy IX, Nobuo Uematsu

Arion truly enjoys traveling with the carnival, and has filled several journals with descriptions of what he has seen as they move on, the boy watching the world from his wagon, dangling bare feet as the wheels turn.

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