Ch.18: Two Faces of Evil

北米版ファイアーエムブレム聖魔の光石「the Sacred Stones」の章会話(エフラム編18章:魔の双面)。

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The group sets off in search of Grado's
elusive Imperial Prince Lyon.▼
Innes has ordered Frelian troops to aid in
the hunt.▼
The troops return with news that Lyon has
moved north.▼
The group's search for Lyon leads them to
Mt. Neleras, deep within Darkling Woods.▼
The scorching heat and sulphur stench render
the area unfit for human habitation...▼
Endless numbers of gorgon eggs stud the
forbidding landscape.▼

オープニング

L'Arachel:
E-Ephraim. I must ask
that you slow down!▼
If you travel so swiftly,
we cannot keep up.▼
Ephraim:
I'm riding ahead. I can't
waste any more time.▼
I must catch the Demon King
as quickly as possible.▼
L'Arachel:
And when you find him?
Tell me, what then?▼
Ephraim:
......▼
...L'Arachel.▼
Rausten is the spiritual heart of
Magvel. They keep the ancient lore.▼
You're their princess. You must know
something about the demons of legend.▼
I do not need consolation or peace of
mind. I need facts.▼
Lyon, as he is now...
Can he be saved?▼
L'Arachel:
I'm sorry...▼
To the best of my knowledge,
there's nothing to be done.▼
Ephraim:
......▼
L'Arachel:
Your friend Lyon's body has already
been claimed by the Demon King.▼
Once it's gone that far, there's
nothing that can be done.▼
When the Demon King takes over someone,
he devours his spirit, his very soul.▼
Even if his hold on Lyon's body could be
released, that body would have no soul.▼
There is no power in Rausten...not
even the Sacred Stone...▼
that can perform so great a miracle
as to restore a shattered soul.▼
Ephraim:
is that so...▼
I understand.
Let's go, L'Arachel.▼
L'Arachel:
W-wait a moment. Hmph!
Were you listening to me at all?▼
I'm sorry, but the prince...▼
Ephraim:
...I heard you.▼
There's no hope of saving Lyon.▼
And if I cannot save him...▼
I will bring him peace with my
own hands.▼
L'Arachel:
......▼
But...
Can you do it?▼
Even if you get the chance, can
you bring yourself to kill him?▼
It would be best if you and your
sister left this to the rest of us.▼
Ephraim:
No...I'm going to do it.▼
Lyon is my friend.▼
The Demon King stole him from me.
I will be the one to kill him.▼
L'Arachel:
If your mind's made up, there's
not much I can do, is there?▼
Let's go then.▼
Ephraim:
I'm sorry, L'Arachel.▼
L'Arachel:
There's no need for you
to apologize.▼
Your words alone have
won my forgiveness.▼
Frelian Soldier:
This way!▼
The enemy went into the
recesses of this valley.▼
Eirika:
Brother.
Do you smell something?▼
Ephraim:
Smell?▼
Eirika:
Yes. An unpleasant odor, like sulphur.
It's emanating from this valley.▼
Ephraim:
Are those...eggs?▼
Myrrh:
Gorgon eggs...
There are so many...▼
Eirika:
Brother! The eggs! They've
started to hatch!▼
Ephraim:
No... He's led us into a trap!▼
Watch out! Everyone, steer
clear of those eggs!▼

クリア後

Lyon:
......▼
Ephraim:
Hold!▼
Demon King!▼
Demon King:
Hmph... You again?▼
Ephraim:
...I've one thing to ask
before I slay you.▼
Where is Lyon now?▼
When I kill you...
will Lyon return?▼
Demon King:
Heh heh...
How little you understand.▼
Lyon is no longer part of your
world. He cannot be restored.▼
I have devoured every last
delicious scrap of his small soul.▼
Ephraim:
You monster!▼
Demon King:
Why does this upset you?▼
What does it matter what happens to
that weakling now?▼
He was a sickly cretin whose trivial
dreams were nothing but hopeless--▼
Ephraim:
SHUT UP!▼
He was my friend.▼
We'll always be friends.
I made a promise to him.▼
You stole Lyon's soul and
corrupted his dreams!▼
I'll crush the life out of you.▼
Ephraim:
Gwaa...ah...▼
What?!
My body--!▼
Demon King:
Don't resist. Soon you will
be unable to move at all...▼
Demon King:
So you had the Stone of
Renais with you after all.▼
If you'll just give me a
minute to destroy it...▼
Ephraim:
Stop...urgh!▼
Demon King:
And that's the end of
your Sacred Stone...▼
Now then, Prince Ephraim.
Are you prepared?▼
Ephraim:
Curse you...▼
Do it!!!
Finish me!▼
With my dying breath,
I'll cut you to ribbons.▼
Demon King:
......▼
Ephraim:
What are you waiting for?!
Are you frightened?▼
Demon King:
...Tell me, Prince Ephraim of Renais.▼
Why do you fight on? Do you think
you accomplish your sad desire?▼
Can you restore your homeland
from the grave? Overthrow "evil"?▼
Or protect your sister?▼
Ephraim:
You won't kill me. I'll do
all these things, fiend...▼
All these things and more.▼
All for my friend Lyon...
I will avenge his soul.▼
I won't let his gentle image
be defiled...▼
Lyon:
......▼
I guess it's true...▼
You haven't changed, Ephraim.▼
Ephraim:
Huh?▼
What's--▼
What did you say?▼
Lyon:
......▼
Ephraim:
What's going on?▼
You're the Demon King...
You're the ancient evil...▼
You told me you'd devoured Lyon's
soul, that nothing remained.▼
So why did you...
How do you know about me?▼
It's not...▼
Could it be...you...▼
Lyon:
......▼
Ephraim:
Is that you...Lyon?▼
Lyon:
Uh-huh...▼
That's right.▼
It's me, Lyon, Prince of Grado.
I'm not the Demon King.▼
Sorry, Ephraim.▼
That whole thing about the Demon
King eating my soul and me dying?▼
That was all a lie.▼
Ephraim:
Wha--▼
Why?! Why would you
say such a thing?!▼
Lyon:
Listen, Ephraim.▼
I've always loved you.▼
I've always hated you.▼
I've always looked up to you.
I wanted to be just like you.▼
Then one day I realized...▼
Someone like me could never
become someone like you.▼
You and Eirika are...overpowering.
You blinded me with your radiance.▼
How could I live in your shadows
and not seethe with jealousy?▼
Ephraim:
Lyon...▼
Lyon:
Before I ever touched the
Dark Stone...▼
I had a vision. A vision
of the future of Magvel.▼
I saw myself standing with two
roads stretched out before me.▼
One led to the demon king,
devouring both my body and soul.▼
The other showed me the power to
fight the Demon King's dominion.▼
And I, well...▼
...Gaa...urgh.▼
Ephraim:
Lyon!▼
Lyon:
Then I acquired the Dark Stone.▼
The Demon King began to eat my
soul and corrupt my flesh.▼
I almost vanished beneath
the Demon King's mantle.▼
The I remembered you...
My mind blazed into wakefulness.▼
All at once, my mind shouted
out, "I will not be devoured!"▼
Just as I was about to lose
myself to the Demon King.▼
I was able to drive him back.▼
The Demon King's desires are
simple--foul, but uncomplicated.▼
He wants nothing but the destruction,
conquest, and subjugation of man.▼
Those shallow desires are nothing
to the dreams of the human heart.▼
And of the two roads I had seen,
I chose the latter.▼
Ephraim:
......▼
Lyon:
But I didn't want to appear before
you here in the role of Lyon.▼
Lyon, the piteous victim...
The Demon King, the fiendish villain...▼
It was all an act--high drama for you
all, to suit this grand occasion.▼
That's right, Ephraim.▼
I'm the Demon King...
The Demon King is me.▼
Ephraim:
You lie...▼
It can't be. It's not possible.▼
Lyon was... My friend was kind
and caring...▼
He was a good person...▼
But you...
You are not that person!▼
Lyon:
Ephraim...▼
Ephraim:
You... You're the Demon King.
Lyon is gone, and you are a liar!▼
You're trying to trick me.
You're trying to confuse me!▼
I'm right, aren't I?! Tell me
I'm right, Lyon! TELL ME!▼
Lyon:
I'm sorry, Ephraim.▼
Ephraim, listen to me.▼
Ten days from now...
When the moon is swallowed by shadow...▼
In Darkling Woods, I will perform
a ceremony...▼
Through this ceremony, I will
gain immense power.▼
Power to change not only Grado,
but the entire world.▼
Ephraim:
Change...the world?▼
Lyon:
But after that...
I cannot save myself.▼
I'll become the Demon King of old
and try to destroy all of mankind.▼
Ephraim. If you want to stop this,
you must come to Darkling Woods.▼
I want you to come. I need you to
stop me. You must promise.▼
Ephraim:
...Lyon...▼
I...▼
Eirika:
Brother!▼
Are you...
You look ill.▼
Ephraim:
...Is that you, Eirika?▼
Don't worry.
It's nothing.▼
Eirika:
B-but...you're so pale.▼
What happened?▼
Ephraim:
...Eirika.▼
Eirika:
Y-yes?▼
Ephraim:
Lyon is...▼
Lyon's my friend.▼
Forever and always.▼
Eirika:
Brother...▼
Let's get out of here. L'Arachel
and the others are worried.▼
Seth:
...It appears the enemy
fled over this cliff.▼
Eirika:
I see no way we can
pursue him now...▼
Ephraim:
So he got away, is that it?▼
L'Arachel:
There's no cause to be discouraged.▼
Beyond these mountains lie the heart
of Darkling Woods.▼
Before we enter, we must head
north to Rausten.▼
After all, we still need the
Sacred Stone of Rausten.▼
As long as even one stone remains,
all hope is not lost.▼
Come on. We cannot give in to despair
when victory draws so near!▼

2006年7月10日