Four short OVA episodes provide additional stories to help flesh out the Brotherhood continuity. In “The Blind Alchemist,“ Ed and Al hear about and visit a blind alchemist who lost his sight in an attempt to perform human transmutation but apparently succeeded at it. As they discover, though, the supposed results are misleading. “Simple People” flashes back to the early days of Ed's career as a State Alchemist to explain the circumstances under which Winry got her earrings. “The Tale of Teacher” details Izumi's experiences trying to survive on Briggs Mountain and the circumstances under which she met her future husband. Lastly, “Yet Another Man's Battlefield” reveals Roy Mustang's early days in military academy and, later, the Ishvalan War of Extermination, with a particular emphasis on his early encounters and association with Maes Hughes.