Saul: Ah, yes, as I notified you in my letter, Master Roy is in possession of the Fire Emblem now.
Yoder: Has anything else happened worth noting?
Saul: No, not really.
Yoder: I see... I am sorry I put you through this, Saul.
Saul: No, please don't be. I did it all for our loving Saint Elimine.
Yoder: Yes, of course, that is very noble of you. ...Oh, Saul. We have been getting complaints from Master Merlinus that you are following Princess Guinevere everywhere she goes...
Saul: Well, Bishop Yoder, that is my mission.
Yoder: Saul, your mission was to keep an eye on the Fire Emblem. And you mentioned that it is now in the hands of Master Roy, not Princess Guinevere.
Saul: ...Well, yes, you are right. But Bishop Yoder, please consider this: I do not think that I should be following Master Roy everywhere just because he has the Emblem... That would surely go against my ethics.
Yoder: Saul, perhaps it is time to relieve you from your mission.
Saul: What do you mean, Bishop Yoder?
Yoder: I believe I know Master Roy well enough to trust him. The Fire Emblem will be safe in his hands. What we were fearing surely will not happen now. Do you not agree?
Saul: Perhaps you are right. ...However, I wish to continue my mission a little longer.
Yoder: I see...
Saul: Of course, I understand what you are saying, Bishop Yoder. Master Roy is certainly a noble person. Still... I think that this world is a bit too ugly yet for Master Roy to handle. I think that I know that more than the other priests...
Saul: Well, I am still a youngster. You may forget what I said, Bishop Yoder.
Yoder: I see... All right, then. ...Oh, Saul. I recently found this...
Saul: Oh? This is...
Yoder: "All wounds treated freely! Special discounts for new members now. Sign up today!" This...treating God like some sort of vulnerary... I certainly do not want to think that someone serving God would write something like this...
Yoder: ...Saul, would you like to listen to my lecturing for a little while?
Saul: Oh, Bishop Jodel, I am certainly not worthy of having the privilege of listening to your...
Yoder: Ah, Dorothy. You do not look so well. What is the matter?
Dorothy: Do you know why I can't use the sacred healing staves?
Dorothy: I want to help injured people by using the staves like Father Saul and you do. I've been praying every day, and I don't think I've done anything particularly bad, either.
Yoder: Yes, your faith is an example to us all.
Dorothy: But I still can't help hurt people... I want to heal them, but I can't. Will I never have that power? Am I not worthy to be God's servant?
Yoder: No, that is not the case. Do you know the story of the owl and the eagle, Dorothy?
Dorothy: No, I don't. Please tell it to me, Bishop Yoder.
Yoder: It is a story of a time when Saint Elimine still walked the earth. One day during Saint Elimine's journeys, an owl approached her from the forest.
Yoder: The owl asked her, 'I wish to go the land of God. Would you show me the way?' Saint Elimine thought for a moment, and replied, 'God's domain lies high above the clouds. Your wings would not be strong enough to take you there.' The owl was very disappointed, and returned to the forest.
Dorothy: Poor thing...
Yoder: Yes, indeed. We shall continue the story some other time.
Dorothy: Some other time? Why?
Yoder: Do you not remember the teachings of Saint Elimine? You must not try to understand things in a hurry. You must think over what you are told and develop your own opinions.
Dorothy: Oh...right. Then please continue the story another day, Bishop Yoder.
Yoder: ...After parting with the owl, Saint Elimine continued on her journey. The next day, an eagle swooped down from the mountain.
Yoder: The eagle asked her, "I wish to go the land of God. Would you show me the way?" Saint Elimine thought for a moment, and replied, "God's domain lies in a distant land beyond the night. Your eyes would not be able to guide you through the dark." The eagle was very disappointed, and returned to the mountain.
Yoder: However, the sympathetic and kind Saint Elimine could not ignore the two birds. She backtracked, and brought the owl and eagle together. She then told them, "Journey to the land of God together."
Yoder: Yes. The two birds traveled to God's land together. The eagle used his powerful wings to carry the owl, and the owl used his great eyes to guide the eagle through the night. Together, they were able to reach God's domain. That is the end of the story. Do you understand, Dorothy?
Melady: No... It's just that my home is in this area.
Yoder: Ah... So you have family there?
Melady: Yes, my grandfather and my parents. Both my father and his father were famed Dragon Knights. They would tell us stories of how they defeated legions of enemies in their time. They were so elated when my brother and I were knighted as Dragon Knights as well... I wonder what they're doing now...?
Yoder: ...Miss Melady... Your path has been a difficult one indeed. Forgive me, I can't do anything for you...
Melady: No... I appreciate you listening to me like this. Perhaps...I was looking for someone to talk to.
Yoder: If I will suffice, I shall be more than happy to hear your concerns. Don't forget, Miss Melady... You are not alone.
Voice: ...They killed your sister. She was crying out your name as she died. Still...you won't do anything.
Voice: Forgive them? Ha, forgiving them isn't going to solve anything. If we let them live, they'll be sure to repeat their vile deeds. Innocent people are going to die by their hands. Is that what you want? Answer me, Yoder!
Yoder: Niime, I...
The screen flashes, and Niime appears*
Niime: What were you doing? I almost thought you had finally fallen over dead.
Yoder: No, I was remembering the past. If I just close my eyes, I can remember the past as if it were yesterday...
Niime: Hmph... I hope you're not just going senile.
Yoder: I see your foul mouth hasn't changed at all, either...
Dayan: We Sacaeans pray to the Sky and the Earth. The light of day and the darkness of night that engulfs this land... They produce wind, lightning, fire, ice, and many other affinities... Every person on this planet is protected by one of the elements. According to my clan's beliefs, I am protected by the Anima affinity.
Yoder: I see. Interesting.
Dayan: What do you mean?
Yoder: The Elimine Church has similar beliefs. When the creator made man, he blessed them all with one of the seven affinities. However, those elements...
Dayan: ...Those elements hold no power on their own.
Dayan: Hm. ...Interesting, indeed.
Yoder: Yes. Perhaps... This is one of the truths of the creation of our world.