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Eustace was a Temple Guard when the monsters attack, led by Cardinal Sin. Why he wasn't killed during the invasion when so many guards were isn't explained but it is hinted to when the Head Priest explains that he was derelict in his duty. He is exiled to Penal. When Nava and Zev are exiled to Penal, he quickly takes a liking to Neris, to the ire of her younger brother.
Heading into a bar in Penal, the party find Flower talking to Eustace. Eustace thanks Flower for obtaining WorldDew for him. Flower tells him that he didn't do it for nothing. He wanted to join the Dharma Guard. Eustace tells him that there is only one more task that he needs him to do first.
When they come to, they find that they are in the residence of Neris and Zaji. Neris took them in after the party was defeated and cared for them. Zaji complains that Neris is pushing herself too hard. Eustace enters the residence and hands Neris the WorldDew. Zaji gets jealous that Eustace is getting his older sister's attention. He tells Neris to lay down, which she does reluctantly. Zaji tells Eustace to stop bothering his sister to which Eustace replies that Neris can do whatever she wants. Eustace leaves.
Zaji tells the party to leave. When the party leave, they witness a conversation between Flower and Eustace. Flower pesters Eustace into making him a Temple Guard. Eustace reminds him that as long as High Priest Fosse is captured and the monsters control Dharma Temple, there is no Temple Guard. He charges Flower to find Fosse and leaves.
Zaji storms off to talk to Eustace after the party is defeated by Inopp and Gonz, while they are under the care of Neris. He tells Eustace, who was in a bar, to leave his sister alone. Eustace tells Zaji that he cared for Neris. Zaji tells the Dharma Guard that they didn't need him. Eustace tells him that if he wanted to leave his sister alone, it would cost him. Zaji storms off saying that he wasn't going to give him anything. Eustace berates himself wondering what about Zaji that makes him be like that.
Eustace is challenged by a pink warrior who has gone mad and is harvesting souls to escape Penal. Eustace fights him while he is protecting Neris. Strom comes and helps Eustace fight the pink warrior. They are able to overcome him. The pink warrior decides to attack Neris so that she will become the fifth soul he needs to get out of Penal. However, Zaji intercepts the attack. The attack is shallow so it doesn't take Zaji's soul but it was enough to warrant the monsters taking the pink warrior out of Penal. All of the people whose souls where taken, including Zaji is taken to the mountain settlement.
Neris is despondent because of the loss of her brother. Eustace decides that he will help Neris get back her brother. He tells the party that he knows that he is unable to help Neris by himself. He decides to ally himself with the party in order to save Neris's brother and Fosse. He tells the party to meet him in the cave west of Penal, the same cave in which Flower had betrayed them.
Deep in the cave, Eustace gives Neris a hairband as a gift. Afterwards, the group reaches the mountain settlement where all of the remaining priests reside, guarded by the people who were attacked by the Soulstealer. However, Zaji isn't there in the settlement.
Flower talks to Eustace when he arrives. He tells Eustace that he was able to find the High Priest but was unable to free her. Eustace enters a house, thanking Flower for his work. Flower reminds him that he did not do all of this without a reward. He tells Eustace that he wants to be a Dharma Temple Guard. Eustace replies that in order for Flower to become a guard, they would have to rescue Fosse and restore Dharma.
There they find the Head Priest and Neris talking with Eustace. Eustace realizes that he must save Fosse. He decides to take Flower and the party with him. The Head Priest is against this, saying that Eustace was a bad Temple Guard as he was derelict in his duty to protect the High Priest before and that the party and Flower are not going to be enough to save Fosse. Eustace tells him that he will prove the Head Priest wrong. The Head Priest scoffs and tells Eustace that this is the perfect group for Eustace: a delinquent Temple Guard, a thief and a group of travelers. All five go to rescue Fosse. Eustace tells Neris to stay here while they rescue Fosse.
After defeating two Soulstealer victims guarding the cave, the party with Eustace and Flower enter and go left into the Dharma prisons. They find High Priest Fosse encased in a pyramidal energy field, powered by two magical conductors. Physical strength isn't enough to break the barrier. However, the party disables it by destroying the conductors. It is at this time that Inopp and Gonz enter the room. Noticing that Fosse is free, the monsters start to attack the party. Flower remarks that it would be impossible to defeat the duo with the stolen power they had. Fosse uses her power to take away the stolen powers of Inopp and Gonz, making them weaker. The party is finally able to defeat the duo.
The party takes Fosse out of the cave while Eustace and Flower go on ahead to tell everyone about Fosse's rescue. When they do, all of the priests in the mountain settlement crowd her, amazed that she is alive. However, there is something amiss. Zaji returns out of the blue, muttering to himself. The Head Priest is gone. Eustace notices that Neris doesn't have on the hairband that he gave her before in the West Cave. Neris claims that she lost it but Eustace isn't convinced. Nevertheless, he doesn't press the issue. Fosse gives the party the Dharma Key in order to progress further into Dharma's underground.
The party, Eustace, Neris, Flower and Zaji, form a squad to enter the bowels of Dharma. When they reach the locked door, Neris asks the party for the key given to them by Fosse. Eustace asks Neris why she would need the key. He announces his suspicions. The fake Neris is impressed that Eustace saw through its ruse. It turns into the Gobbler. It convinces Zaji to kill Eustace and Flower. It gives Zaji a Soulstealer to do so. It decides to take on the party by itself.
The party defeats the Gobbler. However, Eustace and Flower are still fighting Zaji. Eustace is able to disarm Zaji and returns Zaji's SoulSword into his soul, freeing him from the monsters' control. Zaji is able to recount how the SoulSword caused him to become more paranoid. He asks where Neris is. Eustace tells him that she is probably still with the monsters. The party opens the door with the key and Kasim, Flower and Zaji continue ahead of the party.
Eustace reaches the battle arena created by the monsters. He notices that Neris is acting erratic now that she has a Soulstealer. He stays outside of the arena, looking for a way out. When the party wins the tournament, they are escorted to Dharma Temple to gain their "freedom". Zaji, who had joined up with the party to win the tournament, yells out to Eustace to protect his sister. Eustace goes to Neris who was defeated by the party. There he starts a rebellion against the monsters with the help of the people there. The rebellion is successful when the party defeats Cardinal Sin.
Flower talks with Eustace several days after their victory. Eustace thanks Flower for his help as he would have been unable to save Fosse without his help. He tells the thief that he could join the Dharma Guard now. However, Flower chooses not to join as he finds that being a thief suits him. He leaves Dharma.
Zaji is stopped by Eustace as he is leaving Dharma Temple. Eustace asks where Zaji is going away and leaving Neris alone like she wanted. Eustace tells him that he would look after his sister now that he is leaving but Zaji tells him is none of his concern. Zaji leaves Dharma without telling Neris.
As a Temporary Party Member
Eustace relies on physical attacks. He can do 30-40 HP damage and can swing his sword furiously to do 40+ damage. He joins the party as they explore the Dharma underground.
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