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.
Perceval: ...How do you feel about the coup d'etat in Etruria?
Klein: ...I understand that Bern was doing things behind the scenes, but still... I never would have imagined that the Etrurian Court would divide into two hostile sides so easily. To tell the truth, I'm still not over it. I... I never thought that there would be so many people who would give in to greed so easily...
Perceval: Etruria had not known war for a very long time. Thus, blinded by peace, we didn't notice the men scheming evil deeds.
Klein: Yes... A conflict would have broken out even without Bern's help.
Perceval: Once this war is over, I will return and devote my life to rebuild Etruria.
Klein: Of course, General Perceval. I am prepared to give my life to that cause as well.
Perceval: Klein, I want you to seek a different path.
Perceval: Once I return to Etruria, I plan to dismiss all but those few whom I can put absolute trust in to be loyal to king and country. I will do anything to maintain mutual trust among the king's servants.
Klein: General Perceval... Don't be ridiculous!
Perceval: ! Klein...
Klein: ...Please, relax a little. With your ability, you won't have to go to such extreme measures. I was holding this in because we are at war, but...I'll say it now. I miss the days when I could look up to you as an older brother...the days when we were more relaxed, and sometimes even laughed it up together...
Klein: Once this war ends, let us return and celebrate the prosperity of the new Kingdom of Etruria together...in laughter.
Klein: You know, I was thinking... Before the coup d'etat, we were never working together under the same mission. But now, here we are, fighting alongside each other, after we have both left the Etrurian military and are under General Roy's command.
Perceval: Hm, yes... Fate can work in strange ways.
Klein: Yes. Oh, on a different topic... Have your favorite foods changed over the recent years?
Perceval: ? ...No. Why?
Klein: It's just that the cook was a little troubled. He said that since you are expressionless no matter what you eat, he never knows what to give you.
Perceval: Expressionless? ...Do you think so?
Klein: Yes, very much so, General Perceval. Even when you're having wine, your expression stays the same no matter how much you drink. If you stop making expressions, you'll forget how.
Perceval: Expressions are not things that can be forgotten.
Klein: I wouldn't be so sure about that with you, General Perceval.
Perceval: ...Well, well. Getting fresh, are we?
Klein: Haha... I guess it looks like I need not worry.
Elphin: General Perceval, if I may have a moment of your time...
Perceval: ! Your Majesty...! Please do not address me as...
Elphin: Hush! We do not know where enemies may be hiding. Here, I am a simple bard. Understood?
Perceval: Yes. Then... ...What is it that you need, Elphin?
Elphin: Prince Mildain of Etruria passed away last year. I would appreciate it if you could inform me of the behavior of the Etrurian Court after that. I would like to sing about them in my future travels.
Perceval: ...Very well. After Prince Mildain passed away...