Part 83: EliwoodSupport Conversations: Eliwood
C - Attack + .5, Defense + 1, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 5, Critical Evade + 5
B - Attack + 1, Defense + 2, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 10, Critical Evade + 10
A - Attack + 1.5, Defense + 3, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 15, Critical Evade + 15
: Lord Eliwood! You are not hurt?
: Marcus? Thanks, Im fine.
: Perhaps it is not my place... But, Lord Eliwood, you should stay out of combat, I think. Let me deal with the enemy! You can join me, Lord Eliwood, and thus travel in safety...
: Im afraid that cannot be. This is my journey to make. It is my responsibility.
: Lord Eliwood! Well, I cannot say that I am not impressed by your strength. You have truly grown, and for that, I am joyful.
: Ah, Marcus, your sentiments are always larger than life.
: But it does make me lonely, you know. When you were born, Lord Eliwood... Why, I had just received the honor of knighthood. When you were little, oh, how you would follow me everywhere!
: Stop it, you embarrass me good friend.
: Lord Eliwood...
: I have been watching you progress on your journey...
: What is it? Theres no need for formalities with me.
: Ah, just, I was thinking how much youve grown... Even on this journey, seeing you go off to battle, brave and strong. You have much of your fathers presence.
: You think so?
: I do. Mine eyes fill with tears of joy, truly...
: There you go with the poetry again, Marcus. ...That reminds me of something my father once spoke of. Marcus, you went into battle by my fathers side when he was young?
: Indeed. I was just a page at the time. But under Lord Elberts command I swung my spear as best I could.
: And you fight by my side on this, my journey, as well.
: I made a promise to Lord Elbert. I swore to protect the lord Eliwood until his return. Knights of Pherae always carry out their orders, you see.
: And Pherae owes its very existence to you, Marcus. Thank you.
: Thanks are wasted on me. I merely do my duty.
: Lord Eliwood!
: Marcus! It is good to see you are well--
: M-Marcus!? What is wrong!
: To concern yourself with a mere retainer in the midst of battle... Even in such a horrid conflict as this one, still you have lost none of your heart, Lord Eliwood.
: Your sentiments could make a mourner smile, Marcus!
: Take care of your heart, Lord Eliwood. You will need it to lead your people upon your return to Pherae.
: Yes... Let us all return to Pherae together. For that alone, we must win this battle. Should we fall on the road, my dear mothers heart would never mend.
: Do not worry, my young lord. I, Marcus, will defend you. I have sworn that Lord Eliwood will return safely to Pherae. And return you shall, to find a lovely, kind wife to lead with you. Then you will follow in Lord Elberts footsteps. Then, when your child is grown and ready to go off to battle, I, Marcus, will be there to accompany and protect him!
: Marcus... I know no knight of Pherae more worthy of the title than you. I thank you, as does my future son.
: It occurs to me... When Lord Elbert became engaged to the Lady Eleanora... Why he was the same age you are now, Lord Eliwood. As a faithful retainer of Pherae, I must make haste to find you a suitable wife!
C - Attack + 1, Defense + .5, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 5, Critical + 2.5, Critical Evade + 2.5
B - Attack + 2, Defense + 1, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 10, Critical + 5, Critical Evade + 5
A - Attack + 3, Defense + 1.5, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 15, Critical + 7.5, Critical Evade + 7.5
: Lord Eliwood! Please, forgive me!
: What? What is it, Lowen?
: You must forgive me! I... I had no intention... I am sorry! Ohh... Were General Marcus to find out... Im finished! Through!
: Lowen? Perhaps you could tell me what happened?
: Yes... Yes, my lord. ...It is that...uh... This morning, you see... Did... Did you eat breakfast, my lord?
: As I thought! You haven/t had breakfast, have you!?
: Ah...um, yes, now that you mention it. I was busy. I must have forgotten.
: I knew it! It is my fault-- I overslept! And now Lord Eliwood has gone without breakfast!
: L-Lowen, please. Missing one meal is not such a big affair...
: Oh, but it is! This is a most unforgivable oversight! If the stomach is empty, empty, too, lies the heart. You know the proverb!
: Actually, thats the first time I ever heard that one.
: Then you must remember it from henceforth! If the stomach is empty, empty, too, lies the heart. Remember?
: Um, yes.
: Good! Then, I shall bring something for you to eat forthwith!
: Lowen? Whats wrong, Lowen! Lowen...! Lowen!
: Lowen! How do you feel?
: Ah, Lord Eliwood! How embarrassed I am, to faint before you like that...
: Its really no matter... but may I ask you something?
: Yes! Your will is my command!
: When you collapsed then... Was it really because you hadnt eaten breakfast?
: Yes, of course!
: Hmm... I see.
: What!? Do you mean to say, Lord Eliwood, that you never collapse?
: Not just from missing a meal or two, no.
: Truly!? How very odd!
: Is something wrong. Lord Eliwood?
: ...Just a passing faintness.
: Lord Eliwood! Perhaps...
: Perhaps you did not eat your breakfast? Ayaa! And after I had given you such thorough warning! Wait right there! I will bring you something!
: Lowen, wait! Hmm... Id best warn Marcus.
: Ah! Lord Eliwood! How are you today? Have you properly broken your fast?
: ...Yes, quite.
: Indeed! That is good to hear!
: Lowen, Ive been meaning to ask you...
: How was it--the taste, I mean? I was rather proud of my work today, I must admit.
: Er... Wait a moment-- The food Im eating... Youve been preparing it?
: Why, yes!
: You... an esquire... Why?
: My father was the chef to the previous marquess of Pherae... In other words, Lord Eliwood, he cooked for your grandfather. Until he threw out his back, that is... Your father, too, acquired a taste for his cooking, you see. So whenever I had the pleasure of joining him on his tours of the domain, I always took it upon myself to prepare his every meal!
: Oh, I get it now...
: I am afraid I do not know your tastes, Lord Eliwood. Everything I have made on this trip, has been things your lord father, Elbert, favored. I do hope you find them suitable to your palate?
: For an esquire such as yourself to cook... With your patrol and watch duties, where do you find the time? I mean, you really dont have to...
: Ever since Lord Elbert went missing... Lord Eliwoods meals have grown smaller. You dont eat! The Lady Eleanora and General Marcus have been quite concerned. Yet when you left on your journey, and I began to cook for you, we found you would eat more... Ive been cooking ever since.
: Lowen... I had no idea!
: Please, dont think of it. Seeing Lord Eliwood healthy brings us much joy.
: Thank you. I will do my best to clean my plate henceforth, hungry or not! I mean to tell you, the food has been quite delicious.
: Thank you, my lord!