Duessel/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(デュッセル/ノール)。

Support level C

Duessel
Don't tell me you've joined
up here as well, have you?▼
Knoll
...General Duessel.▼
Prince Lyon no longer holds the capital.▼
My reason for remaining is gone...▼
Duessel
Knoll, I have something
I would ask you.▼
What exactly happened to
His Majesty and Prince Lyon?▼
Knoll
......▼
Do you have the courage to
hear that answer?▼
I think perhaps that it will not
be an answer you want to hear.▼
Duessel
What does that mean?▼
Knoll
Are you familiar with a certain foreign
anecdote of comedic nature?▼
It involves two starving men
and a single loaf of bread.▼
If they break the loaf in two,
both men will die of starvation...▼
Duessel
Knoll, I'm not asking for a riddle.
Let's not waste any more time here.▼
I'm ready to hear the truth. Nothing
you tell me could surprise me.▼
Knoll
If that is your wish, General
Duessel... I will speak frankly.▼
This is something that Prince
Lyon does not know.▼
Something that no one should know.▼

Support level B

Knoll
We students of ancient magic, along
with Prince Lyon himself,▼
were researching certain arcane
techniques lost long ago.▼
We were able to reproduce one...
phenomenon, but only briefly.▼
Duessel
......▼
Knoll
I should be more concise.▼
Prince Lyon and I pierced the
veil that clouds our futures.▼
Duessel
What? You...could see into
the future?▼
How is that possible? What magic
is powerful enough to--▼
Knoll
Time is like the water of a river
it flows ever on, never stopping.▼
Certain disturbances can cause ripples
that speed swiftly downstream.▼
If you can see the water, you can read
the flow, the ripples, the waves.▼
Duessel
Hmm...▼
Knoll
It is possible, General. Possible
and, at times, easy. Just think of it:▼
If you knew a storm was coming in advance,
you could evacuate everyone in its way.▼
If you could see what was to come, you
could help those who might have died.▼
Prince Lyon explained this to us with
much joy in his voice and heart.▼
His power would, at long last, be able
to help the citizens of Grado.▼
Duessel
......▼
Knoll
We continued our work. There were
ceremonies, rituals--such horrors...▼
And then we saw it.▼
In the near future, Grado would be
ravaged by catastrophe.▼
Duessel
A catastrophe? Do you...▼
Knoll
No, it's not the conflict in which
we are currently embroiled.▼
This event is still in our future.▼
We saw Grado. We saw the earth
crumble. We saw our people dying.▼
We saw the shape our future would take.▼
Duessel
What?
That's madness... Idiocy!▼
I've lived a long life, and I've
never heard of anything like that.▼
Not ever.▼
Knoll
I am not surprised that you do not
believe me, General.▼
We could not believe it, either. We
tried to disprove what we had seen.▼
But nothing could shake the vision.▼
In this disaster, Grado would be
destroyed. Countless would die.▼
Those who died quickly would be
spared the slow horror of starvation.▼
This was when the emperor died, by the
way. Lyon was shattered by despair.▼
He devoted himself to research, and
then came the Dark Stone...▼
Duessel
So that's what happened?▼
Is that when the decision
to invade Renais was made?▼
Knoll
I don't know.▼
Only one person knows
the truth behind that.▼
Duessel
......▼
Knoll
I have told you only the
truths I have seen.▼

Support level A

Knoll
......▼
Duessel
Knoll.▼
Knoll
Is that you, General Duessel?▼
Duessel
You're tired, aren't you?
Worn to the bone.▼
I understand how you feel, but on the
battlefield, this only invites death.▼
Knoll
You are probably right...▼
And yet that might be best.▼
Duessel
What are you planning to
do from here on?▼
Knoll
I do not know...▼
I have lost my way.▼
Perhaps I should have been
executed in the capital.▼
Duessel
......▼
Knoll
I once studied dark magic
alongside Prince Lyon.▼
He was such a gentle soul. You could
see it--he was too kind to survive.▼
Prince Lyon dreamt of finding happiness
for all of Grado's citizens.▼
Duessel
......▼
Knoll
And now, Prince Lyon is no more.▼
I have lost everything.▼
Duessel
I have also lost everything.▼
And we have both lost our ways.▼
We are dead men who have stayed
too long away from our graves.▼
But remember, Knoll...▼
You cannot see the future, but you
can look back at your past.▼
Look and learn. And remember.▼
What gave your life meaning, and what
has taken meaning from you now?▼
Knoll
......▼
Duessel
If you still hold the convictions that
guided you in Grado, you can start anew.▼
That... That is what I must do.▼
We may be diminished by our shame, but
we are not dead yet, my friend.▼
Knoll
General Duessel...▼
I am not as strong as you.▼
Still, I believe you are right.
I, too, shall search for a new path.▼
A path that guides me to realizing the
dreams Prince Lyon once held so dear.▼

2006年6月23日