Fiora: a long time ago...on a boat. Yes, you were a merchant in Bulgar, weren’t you?
Geitz: ...How could you know that?
Fiora: Of course! We Ilians owe your guild a great debt! One bitter year, all the crops in Ilia died in the frost. And your people crossed the frozen ocean in the north to bring us food. If you hadn’t come, we surely would have died! Please, let me thank you!
Geitz: Stop... I am not kidding. That guild and I... share no connection now.
Geitz: You again. If you’ve brought more thanks, tell it to my fath—that frozen old man. I’d not waste your breath on that abusive monster.
Fiora: You hate your father, don’t you? Why? He was such a good man.
Geitz: ...... Have you ever heard of a boat called a galley?
Fiora: No, I haven’t.
Geitz: Most boats use wind power to sail, right? You can move quickly with the wind, but you can’t move against it. Well, a galley is a boat moved by people rowing oars. It’s good for keeping a shipping schedule regardless of the wind.
Fiora: And that’s...
Geitz: Yes, my father used his profits to hire many rowers. They spent their days in the stifling hold of the ship, slaving like beasts. When they collapsed with exhaustion, my father just tossed them overboard.
Geitz: As a child, I loved riding on my father’s boat. I respected my father, whom everyone called master. But one day, I ventured into the hold of the ship. I saw those broken men rowing, like lost souls in hell. I saw...children...who were my age...
Geitz: I felt as if I were responsible... The boat in which I was riding... devoured children’s souls. I realized this, and the thought almost killed me...
Geitz: After that...I have had no love for my father...
Geitz: I’m hungry. When’s lunch? Food, food, food... Hey, pirate, go pilfer me some delicious swag from Merlinus!!
Dart: Geitz! Quit wasting my time!
Geitz: Right, right—how about fighting? Why don’t you go do some fighting for me?
Dart: Who are you giving orders to, fool!? Yarr!
Geitz: Umm, to you, I guess. I’ve always had help around, you see... Why, even as a child, I always had Nan-Nan and Grampy to help dress me... Hey! Stop it! Dart! I was joking about the swag! Put that axe away!
Dart: ...... You know, when you left the merchants guild, I thought I might actually like to partner up with you... But you just don’t change, do you? You just wander about, trying any new thing, and you never finish anything! You just keep doing that, over and over!
Dart: Geitz... What is your life about, anyway? What’s the point? Go ahead and be bored all your life, just stay out of my way!
Geitz: ...Ouch. I really didn’t need to hear all that...
Geitz: Hey, Dart! About earlier... I’m sorry. I was just...trying to goad you into a fight.
Geitz: You know, all this time, I’ve resented it. You just...you had so much when I had so little.
Geitz: We first met in Badon, remember? Fargus had raided my family’s boat. Dad and I... We went to get new freight and a new crew... When Dad was haggling, I saw some pirates... Compared to our ship, theirs was a total wreck... But... it looked so much better to me...
Dart: Of course it did! That ship was our pride and joy!
Geitz: Well, I never had the chance to love something like that... So I resented you... And I don’t want to die feeling that way... I mean...what will I leave in this world when I die?
Dart: Bah! You daft fool! I’ve had nothing that you can’t find! Just travel everywhere, and live like there’s no tomorrow. In time, you’ll find everything you need... ...So don’t give up!
Dart: Now, let’s go! Just throw yourself fully into the first thing you see!
Dart: When this battle is over, would you like to board our ship?
Geitz: Yeah... I would. The ocean...that’s where I belong.