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Hurdy (right) and Gurdy (left) are two Clavat characters from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. They both have a mysterious relationship, which is assumed to be brotherhood.

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Gurdy

The Tipa Caravan first run into Gurdy while he is arguing with the Caravanners from Marr's Pass. Unpleased by his company and believing him to be insane, they abandon him. The Tipa Caravan will offer him a ride to the next town. As thanks, he recites a verse from a poem.

"Lighting brings the cactus pain, Now it all begins again."
—Gurdy

Later on they run into him once again, this time arguing with the Caravanners from Plains of Fum. It seems they had loaned him money which he promised to return, a promise he was not able to keep. He will once again ask for help from the Tipa Caravan, for a loan of 1000 gil (which he never repays). Once again he shares another verse from a poem.

"Of crumbled inn few reminisce, Its faulty beams will not be missed."
—Gurdy

Later on he is seen traveling with the Shella Caravan. He swindles them with a loaf of bread. He once again shares another verse from a poem.

"Lonely mushroom bursts to flame, In the land that quicksands claim."
—Gurdy

Soon after that Gurdy is seen traveling with the Leuda Caravan and talks with the Tipa caravanners, revealing the knowledge that not only does he have a brother he never knew, but he cannot remember his past. He says he makes up lies to fill the emptiness of his amnesia. As he turns to leave, the Tipa caravanners see a vision of Hurdy and the Black Knight and hear them as they lose against Raem. Raem taunts them both, telling them they're not strong enough. As the vision ends, he recites a new couplet.

"Three rocks await the winter's kiss, one by one they receive their bliss."
—Gurdy

Later the Tipa Caravan find Gurdy being taken hostage by the Striped Brigands. Gurdy is in no real danger as this was planned out by him and the bandits to gain some gil. They are given the choice of paying up, giving them nothing, or giving them a Striped Apple. They happily accept the apple, and Gurdy is disappointed to know his life is only worth a Striped Apple. He then shares the full verse of the poem:

"Lightning brings the cactus pain/Of Crumbled inns few reminisce/Lonely mushroom bursts to flame/Three rocks await the winter's kiss/In the end shall bloom a flower/Sacred light reveals it's power"
—Gurdy
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Hurdy

Hurdy is a traveling preacher who can be seen in all towns except Tipa at random times. He talks of how memories are an important thing that should be preserved, and wishes that travelers can one day go from place to place without the hindrance of miasma.

It is rumored by many that he has traveled with the feared Black Knight. When questioned about his relationship with him by Sol Racht, Hurdy says he can't recall ever doing such a thing, which is true, while Sol believes he is lying to avoid association with the Black Knight.

During the end when the Tipa Caravan are about to fight Raem, Lady Mio confronts them before the battle and speaks of the last people who tried to defeat Raem before having their memories taken away. It turns out Hurdy had hired the Black Knight to help him in his quest to rid the world of the Miasma.

Connection

Clues are left in the game to connect the two not as brothers, but the same person. The couplets Gurdy had written down are in fact clues to finding the Unknown Element, which is needed to pass the Miasma Stream to get to Mount Vellenge. Roland, the village elder from Tipa, will mention a scholar from Tipa who hired the Black Knight for protection on his journey to rid the world of Miasma. He disappeared after sending one last letter from Mag Mell. This scholar would apparently recite poems that referred to Lynari Desert, where the Unknown Element was hidden. Before the final battle, Lady Mio will mention that Hurdy had made it here with somebody named Leon, but both had their memories taken away by Raem. It turns out that Leon is the Black Knight and Hurdy was the scholar from Tipa who disappeared. Some point after losing his memories he believed himself to be Gurdy, and would recite the poem that clued the Caravan from Tipa in on how to find the Unknown Element to reach Raem. During the end sequence this is confirmed when Gurdy is seen walking behind a tree and reappearing at the other end as Hurdy.


This article uses material from the "Hurdy & Gurdy" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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