Douglas: I want to thank you for what you've done. I understand that you safely escorted Pr-... I mean, Elffin to the Western Isles.
Geese: Yeah, I did what I could. That bard was an interesting guy. The girl he was with was seasick the whole time, though.
Douglas: I see... Geese, I must apologize. I've misjudged you.
Douglas: Since the assassins were after Elffin, I couldn't put him on a large commercial ship. That would be the first place they would look. So I had to ask you. But I can't say that I fully trusted you, a pirate. However, you kept your word.
Geese: Hey... No problem.
Douglas: You could have turned him in to the Revolutionaries and gotten a hefty reward. Why did you choose to help him? It didn't make you any money.
Geese: ...Well, it never feels bad to save someone, does it? You can't say the same about piracy.
Geese: ...You're not gonna leave me alone, are you?
Douglas: Of course not. You have done me a great favor. I would be dishonoring my family's name if I didn't return it.
Geese: Oh, man, you knights are so hard-headed. I swear, if you found 1G on the street, you wouldn't dare pocket it.
Geese: Sigh... Fine, let me think... ...All right, here's what I want. I want you and your king to make your country a good one. Make it a nation that won't go around causing stupid wars. And make it a nation where people can travel and do business safely. I'm gonna go bankrupt if you don't do that for me.
Douglas: ...Geese... You deserve much better than being a pirate. I will promise to fulfill your requests. I shall swear my life to them!
Douglas: Prince Mildain...! What is wrong!? Your eyes...?
Elffin: That voice... Is it Douglas?
Douglas: Can you not see, your Majesty? I thought your eyes had recovered...
Elffin: I still temporarily go blind sometimes... I will be fine once I rest for a while.
Douglas: ...I heard that the side effects of the poison had blinded you for several months... Forgive me, my prince... If only I had been on my guard, you would never have suffered this horrible fate...
Elffin: ...I wonder how...my father is doing. ...Is he still in the same state?
Douglas: I regret to say that he is, your Majesty. He does not know of your safety yet.
Douglas: But I am sure the life will return to him once you return to the palace in one piece, Prince Mildain. He will recover...and so will our nation.
Douglas: My prince, the balance of power on this continent has been changing drastically due to General Roy's tactics.
Elffin: Yes...so it seems.
Douglas: It will not be long before this army conquers the entire continent. I believe that that would be the perfect time to announce your succession to the throne...
Elffin: Douglas... About that.
Douglas: Yes, Prince Mildain?
Elffin: I have hesitations about returning to Etruria...
Douglas: What are you saying!? Our people are all anxious about your safety...
Elffin: Douglas. After I went to the Western Isles and joined the rebels, I learned much. Too much, in fact. I witnessed innocent civilians being treated like animals under corrupt Etrurian landlords. If I hadn't been caught up in the assassination, I probably never would have known.
Douglas: Then that is all the more reason to use that experience to fix those problems...
Elffin: I promise I will return to the palace. But... Right now, I want to be with the people and watch over them.
Douglas: Perceval. It might be a bit early to say this, but...
Douglas: I am thinking of retiring as the Great General after this war.
Perceval: What!? Then the highest position in the Etrurian military would be empty!
Douglas: I want you to take my place.
Perceval: I am still young, Lord Douglas. I cannot assume such a position...
Douglas: You are young? Then what about our commander, Roy? He is much younger than you, and he is leading all of us.
Perceval: Yes, but...
Douglas: The youths will not grow if old veterans keep hogging their positions. Perceval, you are intelligent, strong, and a fine leader. Besides, once the prince returns, the king will step down from the throne as well.
Perceval: Lord Douglas! Those in service must not talk about the inheritance of the throne...
Douglas: It is all right. I have been serving the king for decades now. I know him better than anybody. I am sure that once he learns of the prince's survival, he will give the throne to him without hesitation.
Douglas: We must rebuild Etruria alongside our new king. Etruria will be reborn again with the help from you young ones. I will be counting on you, Perceval.
Douglas: I must thank you. You've helped out an old, worthless soldier like me.
Cecilia: ...What are you...
Douglas: Whenever I fight, I can feel my age... Aged soldiers are of no use. My time has ended. It is now up to you to lead Etruria to a bright future.
Cecilia: ...... I've never heard you say something so silly, Lord Douglas.
Cecilia: A bright future for Etruria? You can talk about that after we win. Even if we do win this war, we have much to worry about. We must rebuild our land and regain other nations' trust. Etruria's future comes after all that.
Cecilia: And you're going to put all that responsibility on us, while you take it easy? I don't think so, Lord Douglas.
Douglas: ...... ...You really have grown more confident.
Cecilia: It is thanks to you. Now, if you feel defeated, why don't you be of some use?
Douglas: Hm...very well. I suppose I can't be outdone by you amateurs yet. Sigh...
Igrene: Lord Douglas, about the other day... Can you not promise me as a nation to never attack Nabata?
Igrene: But you have so much wealth... Why can you not promise?
Douglas: ...Things can happen even without the king's orders.
Igrene: What does that mean...?
Douglas: Etruria is a huge country supported by various families of nobility. Not all of such nobles are kind at heart. If such people take over the court, there is nothing that the king or I can do.
Igrene: But what is there to gain in a barren desert like Nabata?
Douglas: It is not about gain... They simply want someone to show their power to. They do not feel their worth unless they have someone to step on. I hear that the people in the Western Isles suffered from similar power abuse.
Douglas: ...I said this before, but as an Etrurian general, I cannot promise what you ask.
Douglas: However, I will do my best to fulfill your request. I shall spread the word that among the heroes who rescued the king were warriors from Nabata. I will persuade the nobles to never disturb your peace in Arcadia.
Igrene: ...I shall remember those words. I suppose that is all I can ask of you for now.