Part 127: DayanSupports: Dayan
Shin... I'm sorry I put you through such a difficult task. I must thank you for finding my granddaughter.
It was nothing, Chief.
It must not have been an easy journey. Where did you go after you left us?
After we lost the battle, I set out looking for Lady Sue. I traversed through Lycia and crossed the ocean to the Western Isles. That is where I found her. It was several months after you gave me the order.
I see... It has been that long since we lost that battle.
We lost many of our clansmen. ...Young ones, too.
But you have survived, Chief. No matter how separated the clan is, you can bring us back together.
The nations in the west, such as Lycia and Etruria were very different from Sacae. There were soldiers clad in heavy armor that would not allow our arrows to pass.
So I would imagine. In the vast plains of Sacae, horses are crucial. However, in more crowded areas, key points are defended by soldiers such as the ones you speak of.
It is not surprising that some of our tactics fail on foreign battlefields.
Betrayal and trickery are but mere tactics to them. It is only us who think that such methods are dirty. It is no surprise that we lose.
...But... I cannot agree with such...dirty fighting.
Even so, you must accept the fact that people use it. We must be prepared for it when it it used on us.
Father Sky has not brought only misfortune to us. Some good things happened to us after we lost. Especially for you.
What do you mean?
The land isn't as it used to be. We Sacaeans must think with broader perspectives outside of the clans.
You seem to have learned much during your travels. I'm already too old to change my way of thinking. But you are still young. It is your responsibility to lead Sacae to a brighter future. This is an order from your Chief, Shin. It is up to you youths to decide Sacae's fate.
You... You're the Silver Wolf...
So you are a warrior of Sacae, too. What is your name?
Rutger. ...I was in Bulgar.
Bulgar... So you survived. I heard that most of the clans there were decimated...
...That time... I learned that it was the law of nature that the weak die out. That is the same anywhere, whether it be Sacae...or Bern!
Then... Is that the reason why you are here? To become strong and have your revenge on Bern...?
Rutger, you said that you fight for revenge. What will you do after you have your revenge?
I am asking you... After you avenge your clan, what will you do?
...You have no right to know.
Will you dedicate your life to revenge? Is that all right with you?
You want me to just keep quiet, even after seeing my entire clan killed? ...But you have suffered the same.
That is not what I am saying. We are men of Sacae. We must make those who desecrate our land pay. However...even if we do win this war and destroy Bern, those that we lost will still not return.
You cannot regain what you have lost through revenge.
...I know no other way to live.
Rutger, what will you do after this war is over? Do you have a place to go?
So I thought. Then would you join the Kutolah clan?
Our clan has lost, but we have been destroyed. Once the war ends, we will gather in the plains once again. It would be helpful if you were there with us.
...I don't take offers.
It is not an offer. I am asking you because I have faith in your strength as a warrior.
Hm... Difficult person, I see. Then I shall say no more. But always remember that if you ever change your mind, we will welcome you with open arms. Keep that in mind, wherever you go.
Are you Dayan, the Silver Wolf?
You are not a Sacaean, yet you know my name... Where did you hear about me?
Once in the past, I treated a wounded Sacaean. That is when I heard about the unmatched warrior of Sacae. I was expecting someone with white hair like mine.
The name 'Silver Wolf' comes from our ancestry. Our legends say that our ancestors were wolves.
Ah, I see.
Do you need something from me? If you wish to preach, I already have a deity to worship.
No, I did not come to preach.
...Are you sure? Do you not have to serve your god?
Of course, my mission is to guide those in need of direction. But you Sacaeans already have the sky and earth to worship. God would not approve of me pushing my beliefs on to you.
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.
I see. Interesting.
What do you mean?
The Elimine Church has similar beliefs. When the creator made man, he blessed them all with one of the seven affinities. However, those elements...
...Those elements hold no power on their own.
Hm. ...Interesting, indeed.
Yes. Perhaps... This is one of the truths of the creation of our world.
The seven affinities... Their effects will only appear through bonds with other people. When your heart is linked with someone else's... That is when the elements reveal their true power.
Yes. Saint Elimine also said to cherish your relationships.
Hm... I wonder if we have been able to link our hearts with each other.
I am sure we have. We have yet to find out what effects it has...
I have to admit, the last thing I was expecting was an in-game explanation of supports and affinities.
Dayan/Shin - Anima/Ice
C - Attack + 0.5, Defense + 1, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 5, Crit Evade + 5
B - Attack + 1, Defense + 2, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 10, Crit Evade + 10
A - Attack + 1.5, Defense + 3, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 15, Crit Evade + 15
Dayan/Rutger - Anima/Dark
C - Attack + 0.5, Defense + 0.5, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 5, Crit + 2.5, Crit Evade + 5
B - Attack + 1, Defense + 1, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 10, Crit + 5, Crit Evade + 10
A - Attack + 1.5, Defense + 1.5, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 15, Crit + 7.5, Crit Evade + 15
Dayan/Yodel - Anima/Light
C - Attack + 1, Defense + 1, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 2.5, Crit + 2.5, Crit Evade + 2.5
B - Attack + 2, Defense + 2, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 5, Crit + 5, Crit Evade + 5
A - Attack + 3, Defense + 3, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 7.5, Crit + 7.5, Crit Evade + 7.5
Dayan/Gonzales - Anima/Thunder
C - Attack + 0.5, Defense + 1, Avoid + 5, Crit + 2.5, Crit Evade + 5
B - Attack + 1, Defense + 2, Avoid + 10, Crit + 5, Crit Evade + 10
A - Attack + 1.5, Defense + 3, Avoid + 15, Crit + 7.5, Crit Evade + 15
Dayan/Sue - Anima/Wind
C - Attack + 1, Defense + 0.5, Accuracy + 2.5, Avoid + 2.5, Crit + 2.5, Crit Evade + 5
B - Attack + 2, Defense + 1, Accuracy + 5, Avoid + 5, Crit + 5, Crit Evade + 10
A - Attack + 3, Defense + 1.5, Accuracy + 7.5, Avoid + 7.5, Crit + 7.5, Crit Evade + 15