The Volunteer Brigade are an important gameplay element in Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song.
The Brigade act as a tutorial for various aspects of gameplay from eploration and the basic UI, to proficiencies and tempering equipment. These ingame tutorial topics also act as a good guide to the players current Event Rank.
There is a member of the Volunteer Brigade in every town location in the game, and can be easily recognised as the child standing still with a glowing pendant/purse. Speak to them and say "I could use your help" to view current topics, or "Give me a map" to ask them for a map of the town.
The ending features a cutscene with the members of the Brigade, however should one beat the game without having ever talked to one of them, a different cutscene is shown.
Event Rank & Topic
|1||What are proficiencies?|
|2||I want more money|
|3||How do I get more jewels?|
|4||School me in techniques and spells|
|5||There's a chest I can't reach|
|6||I want to learn even more advanced things*|
|7||Stuns, Shocks and Snares|
|9||Herbs and Ore|
|11||Weapons and Shields|
|17||Lurking and Moving Silently|