Natasha/Knoll support

北米版ファイアーエムブレム聖魔の光石 "the Sacred Stones" の支援会話(ナターシャ/ノール)。

Support level C

Natasha
Master Knoll...▼
Knoll
I know you... You're
Natasha, from the temple.▼
Natasha
Yes. I remember seeing you
many times back in Grado.▼
But this is the first time
we've ever actually spoken.▼
Knoll
I don't know what it is, but clerics and
mages seem to be like oil and water.▼
And we mages can be an enigmatic bunch
at times. Shadowy and sinister...▼
Or at least, that's how I've always
imagined you clerics saw us.▼
Natasha
Oh, no! I never--▼
Well, no. You're right. We had few
dealings with the mages.▼
But that's in the past. I have
a question for you, Master Knoll.▼
Knoll
I think I can guess. It's about the
Sacred Stones and Prince Lyon, is it?▼
Natasha
It is.▼
My mentor died...trying to warn us about
the threat our Sacred Stone posed.▼
I want to know the truth.▼
What is Emperor Vigarde up to? What
is Prince Lyon's role in this?▼
Knoll
There are as many truths out there
as there are people to tell them.▼
Perhaps it's best simply to choose the
truth with which you are most comfortable.▼
Natasha
......▼
Knoll
In the eyes of your mentor, I would
imagine we must have seemed quite evil.▼
He imagined our magical studies using
the Sacred Stone were sacrilege.▼
I suspect he quite loathed the
ancient magics he called "dark."▼
Natasha
You're wrong...▼
My mentor wasn't like that at all!▼
And isn't that war the direct result
of all your dark magic research?▼
Knoll
......▼
Natasha
......▼
Knoll
Hm... Well, I suppose
you are right about that.▼
Your magic stems from faith in the
unknowable, the divine presence.▼
In contrast, dark magic stems from
knowledge, from understanding.▼
We distrust what we do not understand,
and we strive to know the unknowable.▼
Perhaps our disciplines truly
are incompatible.▼
Natasha
......▼

Support level B

Knoll
...Our researches ended in
miserable failure.▼
Grado's Sacred Stone was shattered.
Prince Lyon, corrupted...▼
And this whole tragedy that unfolds
around us even now.▼
It's true. We mages have triggered
this age's greatest calamity.▼
Natasha
But why? What was it all for?▼
What did you hope to accomplish
with the power of the Sacred Stone?▼
Knoll
All Prince Lyon wanted was to help
people...and we are his servants.▼
Natasha
Help people?▼
Knoll
We read of a spell entitled the time shear.
It causes, in effect, a hole in time.▼
This spell warps time, punches a
hole through cause and effect.▼
Natasha
......▼
Knoll
We lack the knowledge to reproduce
this ancient spell today.▼
Prince Lyon, however, was convinced
that we could unravel its secret.▼
He felt we could use it to predict--
and even prevent--future events.▼
Natasha
...Prevent...the future?▼
Knoll
Oh, we dedicated years to studying
this spell.▼
You see, the greater the disaster, the
farther it sends ripples through time.▼
We learned to read these ripples from
the future, hoping to save lives.▼
If we could know when a disaster would
strike, we could evacuate people.▼
We could save millions of lives.▼
Natasha
But...▼
It seems so, so blasphemous.▼
That worldly creatures should
take control of fate, it--▼
Knoll
Are you saying that, knowing the
future, we should do nothing?▼
We should simply allow people to
die in order to preserve "fate"?▼
Natasha
I...▼
Knoll
I'm sorry. I don't mean to
sound hostile.▼
Prince Lyon himself was troubled
by these same doubts, you see.▼
But we pressed on with our studies.▼
We felt it was our duty, in the
interest of all Grado's people.▼
Natasha
......▼
Knoll
Perhaps we were bitter that we
receive no credit for aiding Grado.▼
That we receive no accolades for our
research, for the benefit it brings.▼
I do not know. But we pressed on,
nonetheless.▼
The misconceptions linking the ancient
magics to "evil" die hard and slow.▼
Prince Lyon sought to change that.▼
He wanted, as we all wanted, to
prove that our magic had good uses.▼
Natasha
Prince Lyon would never--▼
Knoll
With our aid, Prince Lyon predicted
a great storm rising in the south.▼
He barred ships from leaving port,
and, oh, how the people complained.▼
But the storm came, and the seas
raged. We saved countless lives.▼
And Prince Lyon cared not at all
if the people loved him for it.▼
He only wanted them to be safe.▼
Natasha
......▼
Knoll
And now, I see it all so clearly.
All our research amounts to nothing.▼
All I can do now is lament our
hunger for knowledge. Our greed.▼

Support level A

Natasha
Master Knoll...▼
Knoll
...Still have questions, do you?
I have told you all that I know.▼
Natasha
I'm not sure you did.▼
You said that you could see...ripples
of future disasters, is that it?▼
And the greater the disaster, the
more clearly you could read it?▼
Does that mean you saw something?
Some tremendous disaster to come?▼
Knoll
......▼
Natasha
And in knowing the disaster,
Lyon thought he could prevent it.▼
Could he have...▼
Was he studying the Sacred Stone to
find a way to prevent this disaster?▼
Knoll
And what will you do, now
that you know this, too?▼
Haven't you called such
knowledge blasphemous?▼
Natasha
I...don't know what to do.▼
If my mentor were here, I think
he might be able to guide me. ▼
But I'm still so inexperienced.
I feel lost in this dilemma.▼
Knoll
......▼
Natasha
But how can I not act on this?▼
If I do nothing, knowing that
something terrible will happen...▼
If I could have helped...
I...I don't know what to do.▼
Knoll
...Within five years, half of
Grado will be destroyed.▼
Natasha
Destroyed?▼
Knoll
In the southern half of the continent,
there will be a terrible quake.▼
The ground will shake violently.
The earth will crack open wide.▼
Cities will fall. Fields will
burn in the earth's hot blood.▼
Few will survive.
This is what we have foreseen.▼
Natasha
How-- How can this--▼
Knoll
I advise you to leave Grado.▼
You might be able to escape the disaster
if you head north to Renais or Frelia.▼
Natasha
No...
I can't do that.▼
When this disaster strikes, people
will need help and healing.▼
If I could help them even a little
by staying behind...▼
Knoll
You would willingly risk certain
death to save a handful of people?▼
Natasha
If I died serving Grado, I would
have no regrets, Master Knoll.▼
Thank you for sharing this. I will
make the most of this knowledge.▼
Knoll
...
Spoken like a true cleric.▼
You would drop everything without
hesitation just to help others.▼
This is the difference between mages
and priests. Knowledge versus sacrifice.▼
Perhaps you might allow me to join
you when the time comes...▼
Natasha
Master Knoll?▼
Knoll
If I am to honor Prince Lyon's
intentions, I cannot flee this.▼
I am not sure how best I can help,
but I do not want anyone to die.▼
Not if, by my action, I can save them.▼
Natasha
I understand how you feel,
Master Knoll...▼
Let our strengths be united,
then, for the common good.▼

2006年6月23日