Before you read on, I'd like to make a note of a few things, so please read this before proceeding.Keepers of the Flame
would have a field day with this one. While I wouldn't say this script was horrendously translated, they sure took a lot of creative liberties with it. While we were gathering, we compared them to the Japanese script (which is in the back of the Rhapsodia Final Archives book) and saw some things were indeed changed. How much of it, I can't say since I'm no pro when it comes to translating things. And while I understand sometimes it's necessary to take some privileges when translating Japanese to English, there were some I felt were unnecessary.
For example, in the last conversation between Kika and Lazlo (where they discuss Lino's possible intentions of making him his heir), Kika's last line was supposed to be silence. However, in the English script, she responds with "It was just a thought..." And there were some other instances of that as well.
Now, while those aren't too bad, I also feel Jewel's second conversation with Lazlo was mistranslated. She says it was Kyril's group that defeated Brandeau, but those who've played SuikoIV know that's blatantly false. Looking at the Jp line, I'm thinking she was supposed to say something along the lines of just pointing out Brandeau and Glen died, and now Lazlo has the Rune that killed them both. Then go on to say they're all connected through something. (Or it really could've been a script error, since my Japanese really is rubbish at this point.)
I think Tal calling Snowe "kid" is wrong as well. In the Jp script, he calls him "bocchan" which is "young master." It fits better in context of things, and was also what he called he used to call him in SuikoIV, but eh, I dunno.
Also, it seems Keneth comes to us in this game with a mild case of Typo Syndrome, since nearly every time he interacted with someone, there was some very odd wording, or some sort of typo.
That all out of the way, here they are. These are all verbatim from the game, double-triple checked and formatted the same way as in the Final Archives book. (We even put in the pre-unite conversations. Although, disappointed to find out some characters like Karl, Gretchen, Ameria, and Lalacle didn't have any...) I'm also including a link to the Jp script if anyone who knows Japanese far better wants to compare. (Be warned, some of them are out of order, according to the guide book I have.)
Finally, special thanks to my good friend Tobias, who put a lot of work and good time into collecting these. You're awesome, buddy!Jp script
Andarc: Is there something wrong, Kyril?
Kyril: Umm... Not really...
Andarc: If there is, please let me know. I will help as best as I can.
Kyril: Gotcha. Thanks. You shouldn't overdo it either, Andarc.
Andarc: No, no! It's my duty to assist you, Kyril...
Kyril: Hey, Andarc...
Kyril: How long has Yohn been with us? Do you know?
Andarc: Hmm... I apologize. I'm not sure. But I do remember that when I first began to work for Walter, Yohn was already with him.
Kyril: Really? Must have been a long time ago...
Andarc: Yes... After all, it has been quite a while even since Seneca and I joined Walter.
Kyril: Hey, Andarc...
Andarc: What is it, Kyril?
Kyril: Am I doing the right thing? I mean, do you think I'm fulfilling the promise I made to my father? What if we're just wandering around?
Andarc: It may seem like we're lost from day to day, but the important thing is that we're looking, Kyril.
Kyril: Yeah... Okay. Thanks.
Kyril: You know, Andarc, you should really take a break every once in a while.
Andarc: Maybe so, but when I think about what I did to Walter... I can't have made amends, not yet.
Kyril: Andarc, you've done enough already! You're the best companion I could hope to have, I mean it.
Andarc: Well... if you say so... I try.
Andarc: Kyril, if I ever grow lax in my duties, please don't hesitate to scold me.
Kyril: What are you talking about? Nobody works as hard as you!
Andarc: I just wish that I could take back that one mistake...
Kyril: Are you forgetting that you saved my life? That you did what you had to do??
Kyril: You're doing a great job, Andarc. I couldn't do this without you.
Andarc: And I intend to continue doing the best that I possibly can!
Kyril: Thanks. But, please, take it easy every once in a while, too. Okay?
Andarc: Got it. I'll try as hard as possible to relax from now on.
Kyril: Umm... I don't think... Oh, never mind.
Seneca: Kyril, how are you feeling?
Kyril: Not as well as before...but I'll be okay. Sorry for worrying you all.
Seneca: Don't sweat it!
Kyril: Hey, Seneca... How many years has it been since you first joined us?
Seneca: Umm... Lessee...
Seneca: Hey, does it really matter how many years it's been?
Kyril: No, I guess not... I was just curious.
Seneca: Good. (How many years has it been, anyway? I've been getting older all this time?)
Seneca: Hey, Kyril, did you know that Andarc keeps a diary?
Kyril: No kidding!
Seneca: Well, that's what it looks like. I haven't actually read it.
Kyril: Does it bug you, Seneca?
Seneca: Huh? What do you mean?
Kyril: I mean, are you dying to know what's written in there or something?
Seneca: No! Don't be silly! I could hardly care less about it.
Kyril: Want me to ask Andarc for you?
Seneca: No! Don't you dare!
Kyril: Heh heh... If you say so...
Seneca: Hey, Kyril, you sure have come a long way with your fighting skills.
Kyril: Do you really think so?
Seneca: Definitely. But you know, it's important to take a break every now and then, too.
Kyril: I know... Seneca, you're just like a mo- -err, uh, a big sister sometimes!
Seneca: What were you going to say?!
Kyril: Uh, I mean, you're like my big sister sometimes! You know what I meant...
Seneca: Oh. I see. I guess I am, huh?
Kyril: Hey, Seneca... What do you plan on doing after we destroy the last of the Rune Cannons?
Seneca: Huh? Afterwards? I haven't thought much about it, really...
Seneca: But Andarc did say he'd follow you for the rest of his life, so... If you don't mind, I'd like to do the same thing.
Kyril: Wow... Thank you.
Seneca: If you ever need help, you know I'm here.
Corselia: Thank you for saving me.
Kyril: Oh, that... Don't mention it! You aren't hurt, are you?
Corselia: No, I'm fine... Thanks.
Corselia: Hey, Kyril.
Kyril: Hey, Corselia.
Corselia: Seneca's such a good person, don't you think? She's taught me so many things...
Kyril: Such as?
Corselia: Well, growing up as royalty, all your meals are prepared for you. So she's taught me how to cook... How to conserve water while washing clothes...
Kyril: Heh, yeah... There's more to Seneca than just being a crack shot with a crossbow.
Corselia: Plus, she taught me how to tease Andarc...
Kyril: I think that might be her speciality...
Kyril: Hey, Corselia, has anyone ever taught you how to use magic?
Corselia: Yes, but just the theory... No one thought I'd ever really have to use it.
Kyril: So your magical abilities must come from natural talent, huh?
Corselia: But everyone here's so good at what they do! I have to keep working hard so that I don't slow you all down.
Kyril: Corselia... Are you all right? You sure you aren't tired?
Corselia: Kyril... Thanks for worrying about me, but I'm fine.
Kyril: Don't wear yourself out.
Corselia: I won't!
Corselia: You know, Kyril...
Corselia: Your friends all get along so well together, don't they?
Kyril: Yeah... I guess they do.
Corselia: You mean you haven't even noticed before? You just took it for granted? Wow, and it makes me envy you so much, too!
Kyril: Hey, you're one of us, too, Corselia!
Corselia: I... I guess I am.
Kyril: You worked for the King of Obel for a long time, didn't you, Lazlo?
Lazlo: That's right. It was after the fighting between Kooluk and the Island Nations. I never had any particularly serious job, though. All I did was fish, patrol the coast, things like that.
Lazlo: King Lino en Kuldes of Obel has been really good to me. I'm in his debt.
Kyril: You know Lady Kika and her crew as well, don't you, Lazlo?
Lazlo: Yeah, I've fought beside them before.
Kyril: Against the Kooluk?
Kyril: Really... So there must be other people here you've fought alongside, too, huh?
Lazlo: Yes, many. It actually makes me feel a bit nostalgic, being in a group like this.
Kyril: Hey, Lazlo, do you know much about Rune Cannons?
Lazlo: Rune Cannons? We used them all the time, but I don't really know that much about them, no.
Kyril: I heard you fought on a ship for a long time. Did anyone get sick or anything?
Lazlo: Not really, no.
Lazlo: The first thing they teach you about operating a Rune Cannon is to try not to stand near the muzzle for long, so...
Kyril: I see.
Kyril: Thanks for everything, Lazlo...
Lazlo: Huh? For what?
Kyril: Fighting alongside us all the time.
Lazlo: Don't mention it. After all, I feel the same way about things as you, Kyril. The Rune Cannons need to be destroyed.
Kyril: But weren't they a lot of use to you in naval battles and all that?
Lazlo: Maybe. But they almost got me killed a bunch of times, too. And after what happened to your father...
Kyril: Thank you. I really mean it.
Lazlo: Oh, yeah... Kyril?
Lazlo: After this fighting ends, you'll have to come hang out in Obel.
Kyril: In Obel?
Lazlo: You haven't had a chance to really see the place, have you? It's a beautiful, fantastic island. I'll show you around!
Kyril: You got it! I'm looking forward to it.
Seneca: Hey, you! Andarc!
Andarc: Wha- -?! What do you want?
Seneca: Aren't you a little tense lately?
Andarc: N-None of your business!
Seneca: Hey, I'm just worried about you...
Andarc: Yeah, I know... Sorry.
Seneca: Not that you're ever not tense, I guess...
Andarc: What's wrong?
Seneca: Don't you think we're too busy lately?
Andarc: Well, I prefer getting about this much exercise, myself...
Seneca: You're a strange guy, Andarc.
Andarc: What do you mean by that?
Seneca: Oh, shush, it's a compliment.
Andarc: Are you sure?
Seneca: I was thinking, Andarc...
Andarc: Er, what?
Seneca: You've seen a lot of things and taken a lot of notes, haven't you?
Andarc: Yes, I get nervous if I can't keep a record of everything...
Seneca: You can't scribble every little detail of life into your little journal, you know.
Andarc: Well, of course. But it helps me remember it all. There's nothing wrong with having a hobby, is there?
Seneca: True, true. But sometimes talking with people can refresh your memory, too...
Seneca: Hey, Andarc.
Seneca: Kyril really has grown into a strong young man lately, don't you think?
Andarc: Hmm... Indeed, he has.
Seneca: He probably won't need our help for much longer.
Andarc: What?! Even if he says he doesn't need my help anymore, I swore that I would be loyal for the rest of my life!
Seneca: Sheesh, I know, already! I was kidding. Sort of. But... Well... I think I'll stick with him, too.
Seneca: I like the change I'm seeing in you recently, Andarc.
Andarc: What do you mean?
Seneca: You're not as, I dunno... "dark" as you used to be. You're not so obsessed anymore.
Andarc: What?! Please don't think I'm just cavorting around, having the time of my life! I still reflect on my past mistakes...
Seneca: No, that's not what I meant at all! It's just... I was just trying to pay you a compliment, you big dummy.
Corselia: Andarc, can I have a word with you?
Andarc: Yes, what is it?
Corselia: I just wanted to thank you for rescuing me.
Andarc: No, no... Kyril is the one you should thank.
Corselia: I wanted to thank you too, Andarc.
Andarc: Really? Well... you're welcome.
Corselia: I feel like I can really count on you.
Andarc: You're holding your shoulders too tensely.
Andarc: I know that we are going through a lot, but you must learn to calm yourself.
Corselia: I'll...I'll try.
Corselia: Your shoulders are a little tense.
Corselia: Don't overdo it.
Andarc: Oh. Well. Umm...
Corselia: That's what you said to me earlier, anyway.
Andarc: What? I...I did?
Corselia: Tee hee! Yes, you did. I thought you never forgot anything! All right, let's get going.
Andarc: You talk with Seneca a lot these days, don't you?
Corselia: Yes. She's teaching me all sorts of things.
Andarc: Remember, you don't have to listen to her if she says anything strange.
Corselia: Huh? She hasn't said anything all that strange!
Andarc: Really? Good...
Corselia: (Seneca was right. He's so serious...)
Corselia: What are you guys planning on doing after all this is over?
Andarc: I'm not sure. Kyril will decide, and I will follow his lead.
Corselia: I see... I'd love to go with you guys...
Corselia: Of course! We could travel the world...
Andarc: Hmmm... Well, I'm not sure that's on the schedule. We might need a break.
Andarc: Long time no see, Coop.
Andarc: How are things with Scarlet Moon?
Coop: Same as always. I still can't believe Walter died, though.
Coop: Aw, shoot... Sorry, I didn't mean it to sound like that.
Andarc: Yeah, I know.
Coop: Fighting together like this really brings back those National Academy days.
Andarc: It does.
Coop: Everything was so much simpler back then. All I cared about was training.
Andarc: Yeah, I know what you mean...
Coop: Sorry, no sense focusing on the past.
Andarc: It's okay. It's just between you and me.
Coop: Thanks. Let my guard too far down, there. I'd be in serious trouble if Heinz heard me say that kinda thing.
Andarc: Yeah. Heinz doesn't strike me as much of a forgiving fellow...
Andarc: How are you faring, Coop?
Coop: Same as always. Heinz is always on my case. Says I'm “sloppy”!
Andarc: That's Heinz for you. I hate to say it, but I don't really get along with him.
Coop: I'm not exactly offended.
Andarc: I can't believe that he and Walter were doing the same job.
Coop: Walter was a good man.
Andarc: He was truly worthy of respect.
Coop: You're lucky to have worked with him.
Coop: What's up?
Andarc: I'm sorry I never told Scarlet Moon about what happened to Walter.
Coop: I heard Walter was kicked out of Scarlet Moon. I don't think anybody back home was really worrying about him.
Andarc: Really? He rarely talked about the past...
Coop: What, Andarc?
Andarc: What are you planning on doing after this fighting calms down?
Coop: Hmmm... I haven't thought about it yet.
Andarc: Want to go with us?
Coop: ...I'll think about it when the time comes.
Andarc: Very well.
Andarc: I'm not as easy as Kyril. I don't completely trust you yet.
Roget: Ha! You're a frank one, aren't ya? Fine, then. Keep an eye on me!
Andarc: That's exactly what I'll be doing.
Roget: Hey, Andarc, ol' buddy!
Andarc: Any way you could address me a little less informally?
Roget: Does it really matter how I talk?
Andarc: Yes. It does.
Roget: All right, all right...
Roget: So tell me, Andarc! Do you trust me now? Just a little?
Andarc: I'd say I have a sliver's worth of trust for you right now.
Roget: Hey, that's great!
Andarc: I'm not about to let my guard down just yet. I'm still watching you.
Roget: I can't believe you said that right to my face! You've got a lotta nerve... Whatever. Keep watching me, then.
Andarc: I plan to.
Roget: Hey, Andarc.
Andarc: What is it?
Roget: I was wondering... How old is Seneca?
Andarc: ! Umm...
Roget: You know, don't you? Come on, tell me.
Andarc: Sorry, but... Why do you want to know, anyway?!
Roget: Aw, man... What, is she in charge of you now?
Andarc: N-No! That's not it. But if she finds out I told you, there will be hell to pay. So, I cannot.
Roget: Ha! She's got you wrapped around her finger.
Andarc: L-Leave me alone!
Andarc: You know...I have grown to trust you quite a lot.
Roget: Huh? Well, it's about time!
Andarc: Yes. Please don't let me down.
Roget: Sure! You can count on me!
Andarc: Oh, yes. There is one thing, though.
Roget: What now?
Andarc: I still disapprove of your informal manner of speaking.
Roget: All right, all right...
Corselia: Seneca, may I have a word with you?
Corselia: Umm... I haven't said this properly yet...
Corselia: Thank you for saving me when my life was in danger!
Seneca: Oh, that? That's just Kyril for you. It's second nature to him.
Corselia: But I wanted to thank everyone properly...
Seneca: Then allow me to thank you, too.
Seneca: Thanks for sticking with us, Corselia.
Corselia: Y-You're welcome!
Seneca: All right, time to go.
Seneca: Take a deep breath...
Corselia: ...Like this?
Seneca: Perfect. Slowly...let it out. How do you feel? A little less tense?
Corselia: Ahh... Yeah, that's better.
Seneca: We can't let our guard down, but staying tense all the time is bad for your body.
Corselia: Gotcha. Thank you!
Seneca: Your posture's still so tense...
Seneca: That reminds me of how Kyril used to be, a long time ago.
Corselia: Really? Was he very nervous or something?
Seneca: Well, his circumstances were special... But if you can't relax a little as a kid, when can you?
Seneca: Hey... Your mother really is beautiful, Corselia.
Seneca: Yes. Very graceful and refined.
Corselia: But she went with that slimy Iskas...
Seneca: Don't worry. Next time you see her, I'm sure you'll sort it all out.
Corselia: Yeah... We'll definitely have a lot to talk about next time we meet.
Seneca: What is it, Corselia?
Corselia: What do you plan on doing after we destroy all of the Rune Cannons?
Seneca: It's hard to think that far ahead... I should probably drop by my home...
Corselia: ...Good point. I guess everyone will be going back home.
Seneca: ...A-ha! Corselia, you have a crush on Kyril, don't you?
Corselia: ! You're kidding!
Seneca: Oh, my, you're blushing!
Corselia: I'm just... wondering what everyone's gonna do.
Seneca: Sure, sure. Whatever you say. Well, no one knows what'll happen tomorrow.
Corselia: Okay... You're right. Who knows what the future will bring?
Seneca: Princess Flare... That's what I should call you, right?
Flare: Please, just call me “Flare.”
Seneca: “Flare”... No, I can't! I may be forward, but even I can't be that familiar with a real princess!
Flare: Okay, how about “Miss Flare”?
Flare: Fine, you can call me “Princess Flare” if it makes you comfortable. But please, just call me “Flare” when it feels right.
Seneca: Okay, I'll do that. But I don't think calling you just “Flare” will ever feel right.
Seneca: Princess Flare.
Flare: *sigh* What is it?
Seneca: Don't you think the King of Obel will be mad that you, the princess herself, had to fight?
Flare: I wouldn't worry about it.
Seneca: Princess Flare.
Flare: *sigh* Enough with the “Princess” Flare! Please...
Seneca: Oh, I'm sorry... But it still worries me to have you fighting like this. Are you really sure that the king won't be mad about it later?
Flare: Yes, I'm sure. My whole family fights like this.
Flare: Ha ha, believe it... Come on, let's go!
Flare: Hey, Seneca, is it easy to shoot arrows with that bow gun of yours?
Seneca: This thing? Yes, for the most part... But it's kind of a pain, 'cause you have to adjust it all the time. And it's always breaking.
Flare: Hmm... Really. Can I check it out sometime?
Flare: Hey, Seneca...
Seneca: Hi Flare!
Flare: Well, look at you, all informal... I'm really glad that I've had this chance to work with all of you.
Flare: I thought I knew all there was to know about Kooluk... But I didn't know anything. Being with all of you helped realize that.
Flare: Once again, I'd like to thank you, Seneca. And everyone. Thank you...
Seneca: You don't need to thank us... In fact, we should be thanking you, Flare, for all your help.
Seneca: Frederica, what did you do during your time in Scarlet Moon?
Frederica: Nothing special... I love books, so I tried to read during every spare moment.
Frederica: Yeah. That's all I wanted to do.
Frederica: I hope we can destroy all of the Rune Cannons soon.
Seneca: Yes, me too. As long as we all keep working together, it'll happen.
Frederica: Well, I'm not going anywhere until we're finished.
Frederica: I was wondering...
Seneca: About what?
Frederica: That “Yohn” that follows Kyril around... What is she?
Seneca: Hmmm... I'm not really sure, myself. I think she used to work for Kyril's father.
Frederica: Really... She's fascinating. So mysterious.
Seneca: But, wherever she came from, she's one of us now, right?
Frederica: Yes, of course.
Seneca: Huh? Hey, Frederica, where'd you get that injury?
Frederica: Oh, that... I smashed into a rock. It's fine, though. It's already healing.
Seneca: Ouch... You should have told me about it. I would have fixed you up on the spot.
Frederica: This little thing? Not worth the bother!
Seneca: Oh, whatever! Next time, tell me right away!
Frederica: Okay, okay. I'll tell you.
Seneca: What's up?
Frederica: Having friends is... not so bad, is it?
Seneca: Huh? Why are you saying that all of a sudden?
Frederica: It just hit me, that's all.
Frederica: I've spent so much time alone up until now. Books have always kept me company. Sometimes, being in a group like this makes me feel all... sentimental. Sorry.
Seneca: There's no need to apologize. If you ever need anything at all, don't hesitate to mention it, Frederica. It doesn't matter how small.
Seneca: All right, let's get going!
Ornela: Princess Corselia.
Corselia: Yes, Aunt Ornela?
Ornela: Are you all right? You aren't injured anywhere, are you?
Corselia: No. I'm just fine, thank you.
Ornela: Princess Corselia.
Ornela: They're not forcing you into doing anything drastic, are they?
Corselia: No, they aren't. Don't worry, I'll be fine.
Ornela: But... This is such a rough crowd...
Corselia: It's okay. I'm learning all the time!
Ornela: Very well... but please be safe.
Ornela: Princess Corselia! Your hands!
Corselia: What, this? I did a lot of laundry yesterday. My hands chafed a little bit...
Ornela: Princess Corselia! You did... laundry??
Corselia: It's a great stress reliever! You should give it a try, Aunt Ornela.
Ornela: Who made you do such a thing?! I'm going to have a word with them...
Corselia: Wait, Aunt Ornela! It was my idea! I liked it!
Corselia: Don't you dare speak to anyone!
Corselia: Doing the laundry isn't that bad... You should try it with me sometime!
Ornela: If... that is your command...
Ornela: Princess Corselia...
Ornela: Times have been so difficult lately... You're not overdoing things, are you?
Corselia: I'm fine... I have Kyril and everyone to help me.
Corselia: And besides... When I'm not doing anything, my mind wanders to all sorts of things. I feel better if I can keep moving. It takes my mind off my problems.
Ornela: I see.
Ornela: Princess Corselia...
Ornela: Doing laundry... I suppose it's not the mindless drudgery I imagined it to be.
Corselia: Didn't I tell you? You get rid of the dirt, dry it out, and it's clean again... It's fun, I think.
Ornela: Still, I wouldn't consider it for a life career or anything. After all, you're a princess...
Corselia: I know, I know... Don't worry, I'm thinking about my future and the country and all the important things I should.
Ornela: I wouldn't expect anything less from you, dear.
Corselia: Uncle Busk.
Busk: What do you need, Princess Corselia?
Corselia: Is Aunt Ornela putting you through the wringer, as usual?
Busk: Is she...? Well... Kind of...
Corselia: I can tell... Hee hee...
Busk: Princess Corselia.
Busk: How long do we have to stay with this lot, anyhow? Let's just run away!
Corselia: Uncle Busk...
Corselia: If you want to run away, you can go by yourself. I'm staying.
Busk: What? But... you... Well, then... Please forget I ever mentioned this.
Corselia: I'll do just that.
Busk: I was just thinking...
Corselia: What is it, Uncle Busk?
Busk: You really remind me of your mother lately, Princess Corselia.
Corselia: I do? How?
Busk: How can I describe it...? Sort of an overall...
Corselia: Uncle Busk...
Busk: Yes, my Princess?
Corselia: Even though you're brother and sister, you and Aunt Ornela aren't very much alike, are you?
Busk: Hmm... You know... I think you're on to something.
Busk: Princess Corselia.
Busk: I've finally made up my mind. I have no desire to run away any longer. Let's fight to the end!
Busk: Don't you agree?
Corselia:It's a little late to be saying something like that!
Busk: Uh... Yes... Sorry...
Corselia: Flare, you're a princess of the Kingdom of Obel, right?
Corselia: Won't they be mad at you for joining us in battle?
Flare: Oh, please... Everyone's worried about that, but it'll be fine.
Corselia: Are you sure?
Flare: Hey, Corselia.
Corselia: What is it?
Flare: Do you think things are tough all around Kooluk?
Corselia: What do you mean?
Flare: That's how it looked to me...
Flare: What is it?
Corselia: You said things are tough in Kooluk these days, didn't you?
Flare: Of course. But that's just how things look. I don't want to make assumptions. It just seems that people in the streets are so... down. Don't you think?
Corselia: Crops have been poor lately... The food situation is pretty bad.
Flare: I see... So things really have taken a turn for the worse.
Flare: I hate all this fighting. I mean, I'm not bad at it, but all the killing...
Corselia: I know what you mean.
Flare: I wish, for one single day, we could all put down our weapons and just spend some time at the beach.
Flare: Corselia, I was wondering...
Flare: What do you think the relationship between Kooluk and the Island Nations will be like now?
Corselia: I'm not sure... I just hope that everyone chooses the best road ahead for Kooluk, and for all the nations around it.
Flare: I agree. I really and truly agree.
Millay: You're not hurt, are you?
Corselia: No, but thank you.
Millay: My name is Millay. I have been ordered by the King of Obel to help Kyril and his associates.
Corselia: Oh, I'm Corselia. Nice to meet you.
Millay: The pleasure is all mine.
Corselia: Millay, have you been training with the sword since you were a child?
Millay: No... Until the recent Island Liberation War, I only knew self-defense techniques. I learned real swordplay in battle, fighting with the Kooluk...
Corselia: That must have been rough...
Millay: Yes, it was, but it did help me get a job in the Kingdom of Obel.
Corselia: You're so strong, Millay. I hope I can learn a lot from you.
Millay: Corselia, you haven't been sleeping well lately, have you?
Corselia: How did you--
Milay: I can tell just by looking at you.
Corselia: … I've got so many things on my mind lately...
Millay: If you don't sleep properly, you'll have trouble concentrating during the day...
Corselia: You know, you're absolutely right... I'd better be careful.
Millay: I've talked it over with Kyril... I will be guarding you, Corselia. Well, just while you sleep at night. This way you'll be able to relax and get some rest.
Corselia: Oh my gosh. You don't have to. But if you want to... thank you.
Millay: What is it?
Corselia: What do you think of the Kooluk Empire?
Millay: That's a hard question... I'm not sure I should be the one to answer it, but... In the past, it was nothing but a hated enemy... But now... I can't truly hate them all.
Millay: Sorry... I guess it really is a thorny issue for me.
Corselia: That's okay. Thanks for being honest.
Rita: Hey, hey. Hey!
Corselia: Um, what is it?
Rita: You look totally stressed out! Your cheeks are so... drawn!
Corselia: Well... What did you expect? We're fighting.
Rita: Yeah, but...
Corselia: Come on, time to go!
Rita: Hey, guess what??
Rita: I thought of a great game! You should play it with me!
Corselia: Umm... okay, but only after the fighting is over.
Rita: Yeah. Okay, you promised!
Corselia: That hammer of yours... Isn't it kind of heavy?
Rita: What, this? Of course it's heavy! But it wouldn't hurt the bad guys if it wasn't.
Corselia: That's true.
Rita: Wanna try holding it?
Corselia: Umm, no... No, thank you.
Corselia: Hey, Rita.
Rita: Hey, Corselia!
Corselia: That game we played last time...
Rita: Oh, that? Did you like it??
Corselia: Yeah, I did. I want to play again sometime soon. I want a rematch!
Rita: Hehehehe... You bet. You'll get the hang of it!
Rita: Hey, hey. Hey!
Corselia: Yes, what is it?
Rita: That game we played... What do you think I should call it?
Corselia: How about... “Turf War,” or something like that?
Rita: What?! That's too... criminal or something! Ewwww!
Corselia: Well, what were you thinking of...?
Rita: Hmm... … I've got it! I'll call it “Ritaland”!
Rita: That's it! You call it that too from now on, okay, Corselia?
Corselia: Umm... Okay...
Kika: Hey, long time no see, Lazlo.
Lazlo: Yeah, it has been a while.
Kika: I never thought we'd fight together again.
Lazlo: Yeah... It's good to have you back.
Kika: What happened to you afterwards, after all the trouble we went through? What's with the Rune on your hand?
Lazlo: It seems okay. I can use it... without collapsing, like I used to.
Kika: Well, I hope so. That's a relief to hear.
Lazlo: Hey, Kika.
Lazlo: How are things at the Nest of Pirates?
Kika: Well... there's no point in worrying about that now. The Rune Cannons were stolen by those Kooluk jerks... I plan on heading back right after we take care of this situation.
Lazlo: Yeah... We'd better take care of those Rune Cannons first.
Kika: Yeah, let's get back to it.
Kika: So, Lazlo, what have you been up to?
Lazlo: I've been serving under Lino... He lets me do whatever I want, pretty much. Mostly patrolling.
Kika: Ah... Well, you know how he is. He's probably planning something.
Lazlo: What is it?
Kika: Do you think the King of Obel might want to make you his heir?
Kika: That's probably why he's leaving the ocean around the Island Nations up to you. I bet you that's it.
Lazlo: You can't be serious. There's no way.
Kika: You don't think there's any chance?
Lazlo: Why would he do that? I have a cursed Rune.
Kika: Just a thought...
Keneth: Long time no see, Lazlo.
Keneth: I never thought I'd fight beside you again...
Lazlo: Yeah... Maybe one day we won't need to fight much any longer.
Keneth: Hey, Lazlo.
Keneth: That Rune on your left hand... Is it okay now?
Lazlo: This? It seems to be stable at the moment.
Keneth: Good... Don't push yourself, okay?
Lazlo: Yeah. I'll be fine.
Lazlo: Keneth... You're the Vice-Commander of the Knights of Razril, right?
Keneth: Yeah... that's my title, anyway. I haven't really earned it, yet.
Lazlo: I'm sure you're up to the task, Keneth.
Keneth: Well... all I can do is try.
Keneth: Do you work in the Kingdom of Obel, Lazlo?
Lazlo: Well, sort of. It's more like I'm an assistant to King Lino. I mostly patrol the coast.
Keneth: I see. There must be fewer pirates now that the Rune Cannons are disappearing, huh?
Lazlo: Yeah. But since I don't have a Rune Cannon now either, it means trouble when I come up against an enemy who does.
Keneth: Sounds extremely dangerous... Good luck with that.
Lazlo: You too, Keneth.
Keneth: Hey Lazlo, you'll have to come visit Razril sometime.
Lazlo: Has it changed much?
Keneth: The streets are cleaner than before... But the Knights haven't changed. All that's changed is their name.
Lazlo: Hmm... I would like to see everyone in Razril again... Yeah, I'll pay a visit later.
Keneth: We'll be waiting!
Jewel: Hey, Lazlo!
Lazlo: Hi there, Jewel.
Jewel: It's been a while, hasn't it?
Lazlo: Sure has.
Jewel: Good luck to you!
Lazlo: Thanks. You too.
Jewel: Hey, Lazlo, did you hear?
Lazlo: Hear what?
Jewel: Kyril's group knew Pirate Brandeau!
Lazlo: No kidding. Well, they also know Kika. I guess that's how they knew him...
Jewel: Weird how we're all tied together, huh? They defeated Pirate Brandeau, and then Commander Glen died... And now someone here has the Rune of Punishment.
Jewel: So, now Lazlo is fighting alongside someone who knew Pirate Brandeau... Man, that's just crazy! I guess this was our destiny.
Jewel: Hey, Lazlo.
Jewel: Keneth sure has moved up in the world, huh?
Lazlo: Yeah... He's the Vice-Commander of the Knights of Razril, right?
Jewel: Well, I guess he was the most diligent one among us.
Lazlo: Strong, too.
Jewel: Yeah. I hope he keeps it up! Maybe he'll lead the Knights someday...
Jewel: Hey, Lazlo.
Jewel: Do you think we'll be able to destroy all of the Rune Cannons?
Lazlo: All we can do is keep trying.
Jewel: Yeah. Well... I, for one, am not gonna give up until every last one of 'em are taken out! All right, time to go!
Jewel: Do you live in Obel now?
Jewel: I bet you're like a big shot there now, huh?
Lazlo: No, I'm not really interested in that sort of thing.
Jewel: You don't have to be coy with me! I know how everyone looks up to you!
Lazlo: No, really, it's not like that.
Snowe: I'm fighting well, aren't I?
Lazlo: Of course.
Snowe: Thanks. That's a relief to hear.
Snowe: I've done you wrong, haven't I? Kicking you out of Razril... Even giving you grief afterwards...
Lazlo: It's in the past now.
Snowe: I'm truly sorry.
Lazlo: It's all right. Really.
Snowe: Can you believe how horrible the Rune Cannons were?
Lazlo: I know... We'd better make sure to get them all.
Snowe: Hello, Lazlo. How are things?
Lazlo: I'm hanging in there.
Snowe: Same here. You know... Helping Kyril's band reminds me of our days as trainees. Remember those days?
Lazlo: Yeah... I sure do.
Snowe: And look at us now! Come on, let's go!
Lazlo: Right with you.
Snowe: Hey, Lazlo.
Lazlo: After this fighting ends, I think I'll go take a vacation in Razril.
Snowe: Yeah? You really should, you know. There's a great new seafood restaurant. I'll take you there.
Tal: Hey, Lazlo!
Lazlo: Hi, Tal.
Tal: So how ya been, buddy?! Long time no see!
Lazlo: I've been okay. You look like you're doing well, too.
Tal: Heck yeah, you know it! Let's go smash up some cannons!
Lazlo: Right with you, Tal.
Lazlo: Hey, Tal.
Tal: Word has it you've been out on an Obel ship all this time, fishing your heart out.
Lazlo: Yeah... That about sums it up.
Tal: Well, believe it or not, I've been doing the same thing over in Razril! We gotta go fishing together sometime! You, me, and the rest of the crew!
Lazlo: A big old fishing trip... Not a bad idea.
Tal: It's a plan, then!
Tal: Hey, hey, Lazlo.
Tal: Those Rune Cannons turned out to be a lot nastier than we thought, huh?
Lazlo: I know. I just can't believe that the muzzles are the most dangerous part!
Lazlo: Remember that huge Rune Cannon they had at Fort El-Eal? The one they used on Iluya Island? I'm really glad we destroyed that, now.
Tal: Oh, yeah! No kidding... If the Kooluk had really gone wild with it, we'd all be toast...
Lazlo: Right. It would have been seriously bad news for the islands.
Tal: That settles it, then. It's up to us to demolish every last Rune Cannon!
Tal: Oh! Hey, Lazlo.
Tal: Is your Rune of Punishment okay, now?
Lazlo: Yeah. It doesn't hurt when I use it anymore.
Tal: Man, you sure have been through a lot, huh?
Lazlo: Well, yeah... But I'm okay now.
Tal: Heya, Lazlo!
Lazlo: Hey there.
Tal: After all this is over, let's all get together for a big fishing derby!
Lazlo: Sure, sounds good.
Tal: All right, then! Let's do this thing!
Flare: How's it going?
Lazlo: Good, good. And you?
Flare: Just fine!
Flare: Kooluk is... It's completely different from what I expected.
Flare: I used to think that everyone in Kooluk was greedy, just a bunch of profiteers. I'm ashamed to say it, but that's all I thought they were.
Lazlo: Well, Kooluk did mount that invasion of the Island Nations unprovoked... So, I don't think it's so surprising that you felt that way about the whole kingdom...
Flare: Hey, Lazlo.
Flare: Were you patrolling the sea all that time before you joined up with us?
Flare: But there haven't been that many pirates running around with Rune Cannons lately, have there?
Lazlo: Yeah, things have calmed down. That's probably why I spent most of the time fishing.
Flare: Heh... So you're a master fisherman these days?
Lazlo: I'm not too shabby.
Flare: Heh heh... Then you'll have to fish us up some dinner sometime!
Flare: It bothered me, so I asked a few people about it. You know, what they thought of Kooluk.
Flare: Seems like everyone who hadn't seen the streets of Kooluk before joining Kyril was shocked when they finally did. They all say that Kooluk wasn't anything like they imagined.
Lazlo: Still, on the other hand... I don't think the Kooluk understand the countries around them, either. What it really is is a mutual lack of understanding.
Flare: Yeah. You're absolutely right.
Flare: Do you plan to keep working for my father even after this?
Lazlo: I'm not sure yet.
Flare: Well, you've always got a place on Obel.
Lazlo: There's the Rune on my left hand... I'm not sure what will happen to it.
Flare: My father would never drive you away because of that kind of thing!
Lazlo: No, he wouldn't... It's not like him.
Lazlo: Hi, Paula. It's been a while.
Paula: It sure has. How've you been?
Lazlo: Not bad.
Paula: I have to admit -- I have mixed feelings about meeting up with people I've fought together with in the past.
Lazlo: Yeah... It's good to see them again, but... still...
Paula: How're you doing, Lazlo?
Lazlo: I'm fine! How about you, Paula?
Paula: I'm fine, thanks. Wow, Lazlo, we have so much catching up to do...
Lazlo: Yeah, so let's hurry up and finish this!
Paula: You got it!
Paula: So, have you been in the Kingdom of Obel ever since we defeated El-Eal?
Lazlo: Yeah. But I wasn't doing much. Just patrolling the coast, really.
Paula: I went home to Na-Nal Island myself, and I didn't do much either. The battle was over, you know?
Lazlo: Yeah. That's why we have to help Kyril now, so that it never happens again.
Paula: You're right. Let's get this done.
Lazlo: What's wrong?
Paula: I... umm... I was up really late last night talking to Jewel. I'll have to try and stay focused.
Lazlo: That's right. Be careful, or you could get hurt.
Lazlo: Would it be okay if I came over and had a chat with you guys sometime?
Paula: Of course! Everyone has a lot to talk about.
Lino: Hey there!
Lazlo: I joined up with Kyril's group, just as you commanded.
Lino: I see. Help him out in any way you can.
Lino: So, how's it going?
Lazlo: No problems.
Lino: That's good to hear. Just don't overdo it, okay?
Lino: How's that Rune of Punishment treating you? It doesn't hurt, does it?
Lazlo: No. It doesn't really bother me now, even when I use it.
Lino: I hope not...
Lino: The Rune of Punishment lets you see things about people who've had it in the past, right?
Lazlo: Yes. But... just a little. I've seen a few visions of Pirate Brandeau, and of someone who seemed to be the Queen of Obel...
Lino: Ah, my wife... Did she say anything?
Lazlo: No... She just watched me, silently. That's all I could see. I'm sorry...
Lino: Hmm... interesting. Well, no point worrying about what you can't see. Let's go!
Lino: So, Lazlo, what do you say? How'd you like to work for me on a permanent basis?
Lino: I won't try to force you.
Lazlo: If this Rune of Punishment becomes a danger, I will depart without a word. But until that time comes, I will serve you faithfully, King Lino.
Lino: Thank you.
Keneth: Snowe... How are things?
Snowe: Not bad. Not bad at all.
Keneth: I can't believe even you showed up.
Snowe: Well, I wanted to help, too.
Keneth: Good luck!
Snowe: Yeah, same to you!
Keneth: How's it going, Snowe?
Snowe: Well... Guess I'm a little tired.
Keneth: Are you okay?
Snowe: Yeah, I'm fine. I've got some more fight in me.
Keneth: Okay. Let's go, then.
Snowe: Hey, Keneth.
Snowe: Is it tough being a Knight?
Keneth: It's the same as it was in your time.
Snowe: But you're actually the Vice-Commander now, right?
Keneth: Yeah... That's definitely different. But nothing else has changed. The trainees are all the same as we were. We give 'em a good workout.
Snowe: Heh, those were good times, huh?
Keneth: Yeah. I'll never forget.
Keneth: After we get back to Razril... I'd like to collect all the Rune Cannons and destroy them. Will you help me?
Snowe: Sure, why not? But don't the Knights themselves have most of them?
Keneth: Yeah, but there isn't any ammunition left. Still... We can't just leave those things lying around, waiting for someone to misuse them.
Keneth: I don't think it'll happen until all the Island Nations come to an agreement, but when it does, I'll be counting on you.
Keneth: Ever think about coming back to the Knights, Snowe?
Snowe: No, it's better that I don't.
Keneth: Well, if you think so...
Snowe: Honestly though, I'm not quite sure what I'll do with my life after this...
Snowe: Well, whatever path I choose, it'll be something I believe in.
Keneth: It'll all come to you someday. But don't forget... If there's anything I can do...
Snowe: Thanks, Keneth.
Jewel: Hey, Snowe!
Snowe: Hey there, Jewel.
Snowe: Is there something wrong?
Jewel: You've... changed, somehow.
Snowe: You think so?
Jewel: Yeah, it's like... some poison has been removed from your system.
Jewel: It's not like you've lost your soul...
Jewel: You've calmed down, somehow. You're still as cool as always, though!
Snowe: Er, thanks.
Snowe: I can't believe we're all together again like this.
Snowe: Takes you back, doesn't it?
Jewel: It'd be better if we weren't all here to fight, though.
Jewel: How's it goin'? Are you workin'?
Snowe: Of course. That's what I'm here for.
Jewel: Good point. You're here to take out those Rune Cannons too, right?!
Snowe: Yep. I may not be as tough as Kyril, but at least I can help out.
Jewel: You know, Snowe... You've really grown up.
Snowe: Don't make fun of me.
Jewel: It's true! Don't get mad!
Jewel: Do you still get along well with Lazlo?
Snowe: Uh-huh. But, you know. I live in Razril, and Lazlo lives in Obel...
Jewel: So you guys hadn't seen each other in a long time.
Jewel: Although I'm happy to see everyone, I still hope this fighting ends soon.
Snowe: Yeah. We can catch up later.
Jewel: True. Ready to go?
Snowe: Wha?! Oh, Jewel... You scared me there for a second.
Jewel: Don't be spacing out like that! It's dangerous, you know.
Snowe: Yeah, I know...
Jewel: You'd better be careful. Sheesh...
Tal: Hey, kid! Snowe!
Tal: Huh? You seem kinda grumpy. Come on, it's been ages!
Snowe: Just don't call me “kid,” okay?
Tal: Oh, right. Sorry... it's a bad habit of mine.
Snowe: Well, I wish you'd cut it out.
Tal: I'll try... Good luck, Snowe!
Snowe: Thanks, you too.
Snowe: Yes, Tal?
Tal: You know what? I've heard rumors of you hanging out in the back streets of Razril.
Snowe: Oh, yeah... I do a lot of Furball Patrol.
Tal: Hah, Furballs? Sure sounds boring to me.
Snowe: I just wanted to do something that would make the people of Razril happy... I'm just trying to help out where I can.
Tal: Oh... okay. Hey, in that case, take me along next time, okay?
Snowe: We'll see.
Tal: Promise me!
Tal: Heya, Snowe.
Snowe: What is it?
Tal: Don't you think Keneth is amazing?
Snowe: Yeah... What is he, the Vice-Commander of the Knights of Razril?
Tal: Right, right. Katarina's the Commander, and Keneth is the Vice-Commander, just under her.
Snowe: He made it that far on his own? Wow, I'm really impressed.
Tal: Yep, I'm sure not gonna mess with him!
Snowe: Hey, Tal...
Snowe: Kyril's sure got his hands full...
Tal: Yeah, I know. He reminds me of Lazlo, a long time ago.
Snowe: Yeah... you're right. I can see the similarities.
Tal: All right...
Snowe: We'd better fight our hardest, too.
Tal: Yeah!! Oh, right, I forgot to tell you...
Snowe: Tell me what?
Tal: We were talking about getting everyone together for a fishing derby in Razril after all this fighting's over. You're invited too, Snowe, so you'd better come!
Snowe: Yeah... sure. Sounds like fun.
Tal: Great. Now all we need to do is finish this battle!
Snowe: All right, let's go!
Paula: Hey, Snowe, it's been a while.
Snowe: Oh, hi, Paula. Long time no see.
Paula: How are you doing?
Snowe: Not too bad. I still got a lot left in me.
Paula: Good to hear! Shall we get a move on then?
Paula: Have you been in Razril this whole time?
Snowe: Yeah. But now... I'm kind of searching for a place to be again.
Snowe: Lately, I've been thinking about what I could do to make all the people of Razril happy... that sort of thing.
Paula: Gee, Snowe... You sure have changed.
Snowe: I have?
Paula: Oh, without a doubt!
Snowe: Hey, Paula.
Snowe: How many more Rune Cannons do you think we have left to destroy?
Paula: I'm not sure... How many do you think Warlock created?
Snowe: Well, since the Rune Cannon was designed as a naval weapon, most of them are probably around the Island Nations. If we can destroy the Kooluk's cannons, the rest will be easy... I hope.
Paula: Yeah. I'm sure that King Lino's forces will be able to take care of the ones in the Island Nations.
Paula: What's wrong, Snowe?
Snowe: I can't stand those things. Those owls...
Paula: Oh, I didn't know that. Are you okay?
Snowe: Yech... That dusty smell...
Paula: Huh? But owls like to keep themselves clean. I don't think they're dirty...
Snowe: Then why do they smell so bad?
Snowe: What do you think will happen to Kooluk after all this?
Paula: Good question.
Snowe: I hated Kooluk. I hated that country so much...
Akaghi: Hey there, Kate...
Kate: How goes it for you? Working hard?
Akaghi: Of course!
Kate: Really? Prove it!
Kate: So, Akaghi...
Akaghi: Uh, yeah?
Kate: What's your opinion on Mizuki?
Akaghi: Oh, I dunno! What d'you mean?
Kate: You're playing dumb...
Akaghi: No, uh, I mean... How d'you have an opinion on a person?
Kate: All right, all right, I'll leave it at that for now...
Kate: You know, Akaghi...
Akaghi: Know what?
Kate: Kyril sure has a lot of great features...
Akaghi: Ah, yeah... I guess. So what?
Kate: He seemed really friendly with Mizuki when the two of them were talking, too.
Akaghi: He did??
Kate: Ha ha haaa! You were so panicked just now! Tee hee hee!
Akaghi: What the--?! You're just messing with me!
Kate: Hehehehe... Sorry!
Kate: You and Mizuki work in Obel Palace, don't you?
Akaghi: Ahh, yeah.
Kate: It's impressive, that's all. You've really moved up in the world.
Akaghi: Yeah, well... We're kept pretty busy.
Akaghi: Uh, hey, Kate.
Kate: Our home is no more, but... I'm glad to see that you two are working.
Kate: And if you and Mizuki got together, the bloodline of our homeland would--
Akaghi: Hey! Enough of that talk! I'm outta here!
Kate: Hey, I'm not finished yet! Wait!
Akaghi: Yo, Mizuki! How you feeling?
Mizuki: ...I don't have time to waste on small talk.
Akaghi: Hey! Mizuki! You're open from behind!
Mizuki: ! What?!
Akaghi: Hahaha, just kidding!
Mizuki: Damn it! This is no time for your stupid jokes!
Akaghi: Hey, don't get mad...
Akaghi: Hey, Mizuki.
Mizuki: I told you, I don't have time for it.
Akaghi: We never did finish exterminating all those mice at Obel Palace before we came out here.
Mizuki: Hmm... you're right.
Akaghi: Hope it's not totally infested now.
Mizuki: Yes... Well, I'm sure someone else is taking care of them now.
Akaghi: Hey, Mizuki.
Mizuki: What? Concentrate on the battle!
Akaghi: I stand guard a lot while King Lino takes his bath... Man, he sure does love to sing in the tub.
Akaghi: And he's got the loudest voice... He goes nuts on the deep notes.
Mizuki: …Like father, like daughter.
Mizuki: Princess Flare also likes to sing in the bath... in a loud voice. Her high notes are... difficult.
Akaghi: Ha! I didn't know that...
Akaghi: Hey, Mizuki...
Akaghi: After this mess is cleaned up, it'd be cool if we could go on vacation somewhere, don't ya think?
Mizuki: You can go by yourself... I have no desire to shirk my duty.
Akaghi: Eh... guess I won't go, either. Wouldn't be much fun without someone along, anyway...
Mizuki: … Okay, enough chatter. Let's go!
Akaghi: Right, right...
Selma: What is it, O Chief of Na-Nal Island?
Axel: N-Nothing, really. I just thought I'd say hi.
Selma: Thanks. Hello to you too.
Axel: Well, talk to you later.
Axel: Yeah? What is it?
Selma: Is it just me, or is Kooluk more run down than you imagined, too?
Axel: No, you're right... It really is. I can't believe this country caused us so much suffering.
Selma: The irony of it all...
Axel: Well, we can't just stand around while they make a bunch of Rune Cannons! We have to stop them!
Selma: I agree.
Axel: Hey, Selma.
Axel: I still have nightmares sometimes... about when the Kooluk came to massacre everyone on Na-Nal Island. As long as that memory stays with me, I don't think I'll ever be able to forgive the Kooluk.
Axel: Of course, nowadays, I just try to stay focused... on the orders of the King of Obel, or how to help Kyril.
Selma: Indeed. We'll only get through this if we work together.
Axel: Hey, Selma.
Axel: Are there any like you in Kooluk?
Selma: You mean elves?
Selma: I don't think so... But I've heard that some elves do live north of Kooluk, in Scarlet Moon.
Axel: Really? And do they hate humans, too?
Selma: I would assume so. I've never met any, though.
Axel: Hey, Selma.
Axel: After all this is over, let's go back to Na-Nal Island and start a serious discussion between humans and elves.
Selma: About what?
Axel: About building a new Na-Nal together! That's what.
Selma: Hmm... that's not a bad idea.
Axel: Okay. That's a promise.
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