Part 98: LynSupport Conversations: Lyn
C - Attack + 1, Defense + .5, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 2.5, Critical + 2.5, Critical Evade + 5
B - Attack + 2, Defense + 1, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 5, Critical + 5, Critical Evade + 10
A - Attack + 3, Defense + 1.5, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 7.5, Critical + 7.5, Critical Evade + 15
: Lyndis? Something the matter?
: I was watching your swordplay just now. Youre quite good. I had no idea you could handle a sword so well.
: Ive had my share of practice. Just... Im not sure how well it will serve me in real battle.
: Where did you learn that style?
: My father taught me the basics. Then, I received some instruction from Marcus. I spar once every two months with Hector, too.
: Sparring, huh? Interested in a new partner?
: Who, you? I dont have a problem with that.
: Just so long as you dont go easy on me. Im very serious when I spar. Wouldnt want you to get hurt.
: Of course, I understand. Ill be ready.
: Eliwood, youre well informed about the other lords of Lycia, are you not? Are there any lordlings close to my age, besides you and Hector?
: Of course. Theres quite a few.
: Then, some are women, I take it? If they enjoyed swordplay as much as I do, wed become fast friends. What do you think? Know anyone?
: Hmm... Let me see...
: Someone skilled in the spear, or axe, or bow would be fine, too, of course.
: I dont know any ladies skilled in the martial arts. Most of them never leave the castle, for that matter. The only time I see them are at the banquets and such.
: Banquets... I see. Those are no place for someone from the plains, like me. Oh well... Chancellor Reissmann tells me I need to learn manners. I have to attend all these affairs in place of my ill grandfather, you see. The chancellor doesnt think I act enough like a lady of Caelin. Thats why I was hoping to find a lady that could teach me.
: Youve got your work cut out for you.
: Say, could you teach me, Eliwood? Teach me how to act like a lady!
: You think I know!?
: ...No, I guess you wouldnt. Ahhh... My grandfather must be vexed to have me as a grandchild. My late mother was gentle, well mannered, and beautiful...
: Well, youre beautiful, Lyndis.
: Wha--? E-Eliwood! What did you--?
: Yeah, when we were sparring this last time, I was thinking... The way you move, so like the wind. It was like watching a beautiful dance.
: Oh! My swordplay is beautiful... Right, you have leave to say that.
: Say, Eliwood.
: Ah, Lyndis! Youve gotten much better since our last match. Ill have to do my best not to fall behind!
: Yes, well... about sparring... I was wondering in you might not teach me something else?
: Something else?
: Yes, well, you know! Even if you cant teach me about being a lady, there is much to learn...
: Manners and such? That is fine by me, but I think youre worrying too much. You should relax, take it in stride.
: Yes, but I have so far to go! Im not like a lady at all. My grandfather took me in, a mixed-blood child, but I fear the other nobles of Lycia will not be so accepting. I do not want the Sacae blood in my veins to bring my grandfather shame.
: Hmph. You sound shyNothing like the Lyndis I know!
: When I first saw you in Khathelet, I thought, what strength she has in her eyes, that woman. I seem to remember, Lyndis, back then, you didnt know what to think about your noble Lycian blood, but the Sacae blood in you... for that you had nothing but the purest pride. Remember how you felt. You dont have to be like anyone else, Lyndis.
: Yes...youre right. I guess... I guess I lost myself. Thank you, Eliwood. I feel better, somewhat.
: No need to thank me.
: When I was on the plains, I used to despise the nobility. But Ive changed. I think it happened a year ago, when I met you. You... you believed in me. You helped me.
: Hey, I wouldnt have made it this far without your help, too. You are my good friend. This is what friends do! Now, shall we?
: Lets go!
C - Attack + .5, Defense + .5, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 2.5, Critical + 5, Critical Evade + 5
B - Attack + 1, Defense + 1, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 5, Critical + 10, Critical Evade + 10
A - Attack + 1.5, Defense + 1.5, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 7.5, Critical + 15, Critical Evade + 15
: Hector, got a moment?
: Whats up?
: Something I heard from Eliwood... You spar with him pretty regularly, right?
: Yup. What of it?
: I was wondering whether youd spar with me, too?
: You? I recommend against it. I wouldnt want to leave a scar on a little one like you.
: Hey! Just because Im a woman doesnt mean Im weak!
: Nah, this isnt about being a man or a woman. Just... my armors heavy riding armor, see? A swordsman such as yourself wouldnt stand a chance.
: My! I see. I get it. So youve judged my strength already, then.
: Thats not what Im saying! Oswin once taught me during training a long time ago: Heavy cavalry and swordsmen are like water and...Hey... whats with the glare?
: Hector! I challenge you! Youll see... You take back those words!
: I... I, um... I thought it would be disrespectful to hold back, you see... So I went full force, I did.
: But I gotta admit, I was surprised. Your sword arm, its... Youre stronger than I thought.
: Why, thank you, Hector. For me, losing to you was a good lesson in my limits.
: ...Um, are you listening to me?
: Im busy right now. Im learning some new lunge and thrust patterns.
: Yeah, I thought you were standing different. What is that lunge used for?
: They say its good against axemen in heavy armor.
: Wait, thats me! You got something personal against me, Lyn? Were friends, right?
: Of course we are. But this... this is about me, my limits. I cant be a burden to either you or Eliwood right now. I can fight. And I will get stronger.
: Say, Lyn... You remember when we first met?
: I do, I remember it well. It was when Caelin Castle was taken by Lord Laus. My grandfather had been taken prisoner. And you and Eliwood came to the rescue. Then, together, we fought the armies of Laus.
: Lyn. Why are we together now?
: Because were friends, right? Say if you were much stronger than I was... Would that make me useless to you?
: No... Of course not.
: Fighting isnt everything on this journey, you know. If fighting was everything, what use would we have of Merlinus?
: Well, I suppose...
: You are strong. I can vouch for that. Just, I was stronger.
: Youre too much-- Saying that kind of things with a straight face.
: You gotta problem with my face? Ive just gotta be me, you know...
: Yes, I know. ...Thanks. I didnt think you cared so much about how I felt. Or is Hector gentler at heart than Hector looks? Youve certainly done much for my courage today.
: Hmph... Im not this way to just anyone, you know...
: A-Ah! The enemy! Lets go, Lyn! Dont lag behind!
: What! W-Wait up!