※ After this quest is completed, Pelupelu may offer Bored Pelupelu.
Even In the Chief's Absence is a quest in Xenoblade Chronicles. It can be received from Miko in the Prophecy Hut in Frontier Village. If Reyn is in the active party, he will comment. A relationship prerequisite between Lalapa and Miko is necessary by talking to Lalapa, and the Affinity Chart will change:
"The way to Pelupelu's heart is through his stomach."
- Upon completion of this quest, the Affinity Chart will change:
- The relationship prerequisite between Miko and Lalapa by taking to him may not be obtainable as far as the quest Giant Attack! is triggered and not completed, since he is involved as the quest giver.
- Reyn: "I get told off for slacking off but ya really gotta do the job properly. I can do anything if I think of the grub I'll get after my work's done."
- Miko: "Hmm... Thank you for that unconvincing opinion."