Finally got some dialogue from the night before the final engagement. i thought it would be best to use back story moments, as Suikoden 4 contains a lot of unseen events that are only briefly mentioned in certain scenes, and they are kind of important to the game's world and history.
This bit of dialogue is when Elenor talks about Graham Cray's history.
"Long ago, he used to be my subordinate - a tactician and an assistant in the service of the Scarlet moon Empire... But out of the blue, he attacked the nobles of scarlet Moon. How many years has it been since then? Back then, something definitely happened to Cray. He suddenly exchanged his left hand with a steel one...
Even worse, Cray used his son as a pawn and let him die... I'm positive that something triggered this rebellion.But no matter how much I questioned him, he never answered. In the end, he was expelled, and I was discharged.
He was a good kid, too, but now... I regret... my being unable to save him."
This is when Lino tells Lazlo about his wife's history with the Rune of Punishment.
"The Rune you now hold... It was summoned from the ruins of the kingdom 15 years ago by the Queen of Obel. She was my wife. we lived normal lives, resisting the Rune's lure. Then one day, we were attacked by pirates... Our kids were on the ship, too. Flare and her younger brother, they were just newborns. My Lady died saving them... She defeated the pirates, but our ship sustained heavy damage... My youngest... went missing. If he were alive, he would be about your age now... Just a couple more years and I might've shared a drink with him... Oh, but make no mistake. i haven't supported you in an attempt to replace my lost son. It's not that at all."
This is Leknaat's dialogue when she appears to Lazlo if he has recruited all 108 stars of destiny.
"The trial of the Rune will end...
The time for atonement shall pass...
The time for forgiveness shall begin.
This is your destiny and the destinies of the 108 who have gathered around you...
I have seen the will of the Rune... If you are ever to let it go, the Rune will certainly wander throughout the world, harvesting lives, once again. Where the Rune is headed from here on... Unfortunately, I still do not know the answer to that at this time. "
This is a missable piece of dialogue, and it occurs if you argue against Elenor going into El Eal with the detachment team during the war meeting. Lazlo will wake up the next morning, and be locked in his room, and Elenor will say this to him from behind the door.
I've got to do this on my own terms. I'll come back when I'm done.
I do not intend to die. However, I do intend to settle this, once and for all. Everyone will say it was self-serving revenge... that I failed as a tactician... But I've thought this through in my mind and I've decided this was the best strategy. I'm grateful to you. You're my savior, the one who dug me out of my grave..."
I like this moment in particular because Elenor refers to Lazlo digging her out of her grave (when you first meet Elenor to recruit her, she says that you will have to bring her back from the dead)
I will try to get some more dialogue when I replay the game from scratch. My clunky old PS2 is being dodgy at the moment, so it might take a while.