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The Escape/Script

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The following text is an unofficial translation by fans. There may be stylistic differences with official sources and other unofficial translations.

Opening

(Leif joins the escapees standing in front of Munster Prison)

August: Prince Leif, over here!
Leif: August?! What are you doing here?
August: Planning your rescue, but it seems that was unnecessary. Clearly, you’re safe and sound, but... you look as if your mind is in great turmoil.
Leif: I’ve never hated the Empire more than I do in this moment, Augustus. My parents were snatched from this world because of the Empire's actions and now... now it has taken the only person I have known to be my mother. Raydrik is little more than their hand, committing untold evil at their behest! August, show me how to wage war against them! I'll... I'll do anything to get her back! Just tell me what I need to do!
August: ...Lady Eyvel was turned to stone by some foul magic, you say? If that is indeed the case, you... must accept that she is gone, Prince Leif.
Leif: Wh-What kind of talk is that?! Isn't there some way to undo what's happened to her?!
August: Well... There is a sacred artifact, the Staff of Kia, that can reverse the process of petrification. Yet the enemy is one step ahead of us – long ago, Archbishop Manfroy of the Loptr Church placed a seal upon the staff that prevents anyone not of his bloodline from using it.
Leif: Manfroy’s bloodline... So then...
August: This is mere rumor, but it is said that a hidden shrine to Loptous lies deep within the Aed Desert. Countless warriors who defied the Loptrians and were turned to stone are kept within its forbidden halls. Amongst them, some say you can even find the young rebels who fell in the Battle of Belhalla so many years ago. If true, I imagine Lady Eyvel's petrified form will also be taken there as a trophy.
Leif: That... That's nonsense! Utter nonsense!
August: Is it? What you call "utter nonsense" is the state of our world! Do you doubt how much power the Loptr Church holds? Look around you! In the Thracian Peninsula alone, thousands – no, tens of thousands of children have been seized and sent to Belhalla! In places where the Church's influence runs strong, places like your native Leonster or this very city, they possess near-total authority! In these areas, you'll see nary a single child still free!
Leif: Do parents feel nothing when their children are stolen from them?! Why aren't they fighting this?!
August: Of course the people fight this – they resist however they can, not just in Munster, but everywhere the Empire has dominion. But they're simple folk with no real weapons! They could never match the might of the Imperial Army, let alone the Loptr Church! Any who do try are arrested and executed – at best! The Church's elite unit of sorcerers, the Welkenrosen, use methods that are the very definition of cruelty – they burn everyone in their village at the stake! From all this, the man and women of Jugdral have lost their will to fight – they are little more than slaves now. Make no mistake – the Dark Age is upon us again.
Leif: Is there no end to their heartlessness...?
August: North Thracia was once defined by its clear skies and lush, verdant fields – but the land is now beset by dark clouds that blot out the sun. ...Prince Leif, your loyalty to Lady Eyvel is admirable, but a more important task stands before you. North Thracia needs a hero to rally behind, someone who will reinvigorate the people's will to fight and assemble them into an army. Call such heroism whatever you like – whether through bravery or ingenuity, you must rise above the obstacles before you. Prince Leif, you carry the blood of both the loyal Quan and the just maiden Ethlyn. Their strengths, their deeds, live on in you. Do you realize what that means? If the heir to House Leonster were to raise an army, all those in North Thracia who oppose the Empire would unite behind him. If such a thing were to occur, perhaps – just perhaps – the Empire and the Loptrians could be driven from Thracia.
Leif: I refuse to abandon the Commander, but... I understand your reasoning, August. If I could become the rallying figure for the liberation of Thracia, if I could rebuild Leonster and lead its army to crush the Empire... It would be nothing short of what Finn and I have dreamed of for as long as I can remember. August, if you would join me as my tactician and advisor, there is no hardship I would be unwilling to endure! But... is defeating the Empire even possible?
August: Yes, but leave the details for another time – for now, we must focus on our escape. Though I must say, Prince Leif, I am gladdened to hear such resolve from you.
Leif: There’s no shortage of soldiers emerging to pursue us... Is there any safe route out of here?
August: Going through the eastern side-gate would be ideal, but that would require making our way through the castle town... If anyone is spotted by the enemy, they'll call for reinforcements, making our escape that much more difficult.
Leif: Not be seen by the enemy? I'm not sure how to avoid that...
Karin: If you want to avoid going through the town, I've got your back! Hermes and I can fly everybody over the wall one by one – no chance of being seen that way!
Leif: That'll get us out of here without a fight, but will you be all right, Karin?
Karin: I can tell Hermes is willing to tough it out for everybody's sake. Normally, pegasi only let women so much as touch them – somethin' about men gets them spooked. Hermes is willing to give everyone a chance, though! He's a male pegasus, so he's plenty strong enough to carry me and one extra!
August: ...Then it seems we have a viable means of escape. The question now becomes whether we should chance visiting the castle town.
(A bunch of soldiers appears in front of the Munster castle, and the battle begins)

In battle

On turn 3 enemy phase

(Galzus, Mareeta and Saias appear from the north-east)

Galzus: I do apologize for this, Bishop. Looks like all I've done is weigh you down.
Saias: Tell me something, Galzus. You said you work for Baron Raydrik, correct? So why this girl, of all people...? What is she to you?
Galzus: ...Nobody.
Saias: ...Whatever you say, Galzus. I admit, this is a bit much to handle on my lonesome, but I'll manage. May the fortunes of war be generous to you, my good man.

(Saias Warps Mareeta out of the map, then Rewarps himself out of the map)

Galzus: I barely recognized you, lass... Never expected to see that face of yours again.

(Galzus leaves)

On turn 5 player phase, if the player has not completed Chapter 4x

(Ced appears from the north of the map alongside Magi troops)

Ced: Good! Prince Leif is still safe!
Magi Soldier: He'd better be, after all the trouble it took to find him...
Ced: We must act as a decoy to ensure the prince's escape. Everyone, I'm... truly sorry to risk your safety like this, but Prince Leif must survive, no matter the cost. I humbly ask for your cooperation.
Magi Soldier: As if you even have to ask! We're with you, Sir Ced!

(Ced and the Magi move to engage the enemy forces)

On turn 9 player phase, if Ced arrived with the Magi

Ced: We're nearly at our limit... I'm ordering a retreat! It won't be long until the main body of the enemy's forces breaks away to engage us!

(Ced and the Magi start moving to the escape point and escaping the map)

On turn 15 enemy phase

(Galzus joins Raydrik in the north-west)

Raydrik: So the esteemed sellsword Galzus finally graces us with his presence! What in blazes took you so long?
Galzus: ...What you got for me?
Raydrik: See those prisoners there? They're making their escape, and they've proven quite... resilient. Earn your keep, and use that sword-arm of yours to deal with them!
Galzus: Hah! Those whelps are hardly worth worryin' about. I'll show you just how weak they are...

(Raydrik Warps Galzus to the north of the map, and Galzus starts moving toward Leif's army)

Battle quotes

Galzus gets attacked or attacks someone

Galzus: Fate must really have it out for you, makin' your path cross mine...

Galzus dies

Galzus: Hah! So this is it... You're a... real fascinating sort... I was even... able... to... see...

Galzus gets captured and released

Galzus: Tch... Being at the mercy of an enemy... I've fallen so far...

Houses

The top right house

(If the player saved Cliff in Chapter 4x)

Middle-Aged Man: Yer the folk that helped me grandson Cliff, ain't ya? I'm mighty thankful that Sir Ced has friends like y'all to rely on. If anybody asks, ya didn't get this from me, but... I'd like ya to have this here Rapier. Don't be modest, now. Take it.

(Rapier)

(If the player did not save Cliff in Chapter 4x)

Middle-Aged Man: Well, I guess there's no helpin' it... Me grandson Cliff is never comin' home... I was a fool, gettin' me hopes up when y'all busted outta the castle. Yer no Crusaders, just common riffraff. Guess that Prince Shannan's rebellion really is our last hope...

The top middle house

(If the player saved Murphy in Chapter 4x)

Hicks: Thunderin' Thrud! I been waitin' fer you folks! Yer the ones what helped my son, Murphy! Soon as he came home, I spirited him an' the other village kids away to someplace real safe. I got y'all to thank fer even bein' able to see him again... Shucks, but I'm bein' awful impolite! I'm Hicks, proud Axe Knight of Munster! An' after what Raydrik's done, he's sure worn out his hospitality! Whaddaya say I team up with you an' we teach him some manners?!

(Hicks joins the army)

(If the player did not save Murphy in Chapter 4x)

Hicks: Go back where ya came from, ya useless sacks of manure! Prince of Leonster, my eye! Y'all "liberators" couldn't even liberate one little ol' child!

The middle right house

(If the player saved Emily in Chapter 4x)

Elderly Woman: Y-Yer the ones what saved me daughter, Emily! Oh, I gotta find some way to thank ya proper... Ah, I know! Take a look at this: it's a medal fer chivalry an' knightly valor. Been an heirloom in the family for generations, but it can be replaced. My Emily sure can't be, though! I'd like y'all to have it. If you ain't worthy of this medal, nobody is.

(Knight Proof)

(If the player did not save Emily in Chapter 4x)

Elderly Woman: Oh, Emily... Wh-Where have you gone off to...?

The middle left house

(If the player saved Bowie in Chapter 4x)

Young Woman: The Magi helped me big brother, Bowie, escape to another village. Y'all wouldn't know anythin' about that, wouldja...? Listen, I don't know how I can ever thank ya. Not a day'll go by when I don't remember yer kindness. But words are wind, right? Look, this here is a set of writings that's been handed down in me family fer as long as there've been stars in the sky. Folk who read 'em get some kinda strange power, but shoot, we can hardly read, anyhow! It'll help you more'n it'll ever help us.

(Paragon Manual)

(If the player did not save Bowie in Chapter 4x)

Young Woman: I'd... I'd already accepted Bowie was never comin' home. Wasn't nuthin' anybody could've done. It ain't on y'all. It ain't. I'd tell ya if it was...

The bottom right house

(If the player saved Bella in Chapter 4x)

Young Woman: Me little sis, Bella, told me yer the ones who helped her. Thanks be to ye! We're poorer'n dirt, so there ain't much I can give ye, but I do got somethin' I can part with. If it please ye, good folk, this here is a flask of Pure Water. There's enough in there fer ye to get a few uses outta it.

(Pure Water)

(If the player did not save Bella in Chapter 4x)

Young Woman: Bella... Yer never comin' home... Bah, away with ye...! I don't know why I expected better from ye...

The bottom left house

(If the player saved Leena in Chapter 4x)

Young Man: Oh, I been waitin' fer ya! Bless you fer helpin' me little sis, Leena! ...Oh, I know! Take this! I found it tryin' to uproot a tree from me backyard... Gods know how long it's been buried there, but it looks like a page outta some history book or somethin'. I figure it's gotta be somethin' good, but there's no way I deserve it more'n y'all!

(Od's Scroll)

(If the player did not save Leena in Chapter 4x)

Young Man: Some freedom fighters y'all turned out to be! You busted outta that castle, but me kin, Leena, is still wearin' chains inside! If you ain't up to the task of rescuin' one little girl, what hope d'you have of changin' anything?!

Ending

Soldier: Baron Raydrik, we regret to report that Prince Leif has made it clear of the castle. He's... escaped.
Raydrik: And just what were you doing, you idiots?! We had them trapped like rats, and you still couldn't handle it?!
Soldier: We... We offer our deepest apologies, sire! We're truly sorry!
Raydrik: Your apologies are as empty as your brains! Clearly, this requires a man of greater intellect... Send for General Eisenhau and his knights immediately! He is to lead his troops in pursuit of these upstart rebels. If they escape into Thracia proper, there's no end to the trouble they could cause...
Soldier: At once, milord!
Raydrik: Hold! What became of that girl... Mareeta, was it? I've not seen her since this fiasco started...
Soldier: ...I'm aware of her fate, Baron Raydrik, but I... wished to inform you later, when you were in a better mood... Someone attacked the guards that were stationed, and made off with her. I... I cannot begin to express my apologies, sire!
Raydrik: ...I swear, I've never encountered a group of adults more incapable of being useful... Do you buffoons even have a clue who the assailant was?!
Soldier: There's no doubt they were quite skilled, based on what's left of the guards... But one of our own claims to have seen that sellsword, Galzus, near the site of the attack. Are you certain we can trust him?
Raydrik: No... Galzus...?
Soldier: What's more, another man is sure he's seen a Brand on Galzus's back: the mark of Od, to be specific. Though if that's true, it would mean he's part of the Isaachian royal family...
Raydrik: Hmph. I'm already aware of his heritage. I'm not so foolish as to hire a sellsword without knowing everything about them. He is indeed Isaachian royalty - cousin to Prince Shannan, in fact. With the deaths of his kin, he's technically the prince of Rivough, himself.
Soldier: B-But Prince Shannan is one of the most influential rebel leaders! Are we to open this castle to a man who shares his blood?
Raydrik: ...I can see I'll have to spell this out for you. Galzus' kin, the royal family of Rivough, betrayed their home kingdom of Isaach and were killed for it. The man leading the troops that defeated them was none other than Shannan's grandfather, King Mananan. Since then, Galzus has endured nothing but hardship from a very young age. Do you honestly think such a man would ever help the likes of Shannan and his rebels?
Soldier: I see your point...
Raydrik: Ah... Then Galzus would have every reason to free that girl, wouldn't he? She bore the Brand of Od on her back as well... Heh, heh, heh...
Soldier: Uh, sire?
Raydrik: Mm, it's nothing you need concern yourself with. We can't do anything about the girl now, but as for Galzus? Our position is too vulnerable to risk losing him. Don't act against him unless I say otherwise.