Part 91: MerlinusSupport Conversations: Merlinus
C - Defense + .5, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 5, Critical + 5, Critical Evade + 5
B - Defense + 1, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 10, Critical + 10, Critical Evade + 10
A - Defense + 1.5, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 15, Critical + 15, Critical Evade + 15
: Merlinus, stay on your guard. A moment of laxity can bring death from behind...
Ahh...how embarrassing.. But, Sir Marcus, do you think the enemy will come this far...? I mean, we never do anything...we just sit here and wait...
: No, no, this too is a very important duty... Protect the line of supply is of vital importance... Without weapons and potions, the battle cannot go on.
Well... I suppose not... But, you know...what can I...do... Snoooore...
So, Sir Marcus... where is the front line of the battle today?
Sir Marcus...are you entirely satisfied with this duty...? Guarding the transporter must be rather dull...
: Not at all. This is a very important duty that has been assigned to me. As a loyal servant of our lord, I must carry out my duties faithfully.
Hmm... I see... Well, Sir Marcus, would you like to try one of these? They are a specialty of Chez Merlinus, you might say...
: Mmmm. Baked puddings... But to partake of these in the midst of battle...
Oh, go ahead...just have one...
: My... Mmm... I see... Why, these are quite scrumptious!
: Mmm. Its charm lies in the variety of textures inside and without... And the distinctive taste of these apples stewed in honey reminds me of a certain well-known pastry shop in Ostia... Although...you may be relying too much on the sweetness to carry the weight of this confection... Hmm... Yes, I think that about sums it up... Hm? Whats wrong?
L-Lord Marcus... I had no idea you were such a knowledgeable epicure!
So, Sir Marcus, what do you think of how this army is being run?
: What do you mean?
Well, I may not know much about military organization, but... Shouldnt we be more involved in the decisions being made?
: Why do you say that?
Well, Lord Hector, Lord Eliwood, and Lady Lyndis are still so young... Is it really all right to leave all of the leadership decisions to Lord Eliwood in the coming battles? As an experienced knight, dont you have any anxieties about this?
: None at all.
Not even a little?
: I trust Lord Eliwood. So long as Lord Eliwood is in command, I have no trepidations about the course of battles to come...
So... You really do have such faith in your liege lord! Well, this old merchant has seen the light! I say, I have been far too cynical and mistrusting for far too long! I will try to redouble my trust in our lords! Sir Marcus! Help this humble merchant protect his wares with all of your might!
: ...Merlinus. It is never a good idea to yell like that on a battlefield unless you are inviting attack...