Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword
Support conversations- Heath and Kent
Kent: Lord Heath?
Heath: Yes. I have joined your ranks... I am from Bern...but donít hold it against me... And you are?
Kent: Forgive me. I am Kent, a knight of Caelin.
Heath: Caelin... Then you serve a lord of Lycia?
Kent: That is correct. Our territory may be small, but our knights are among the bravest!
Heath: Right. Well, I can see that just by looking at you. By the way, are they looking for new recruits?
Kent: Iím sorry?
Heath: I am a free agent, no longer with Bern... I...was not able to complete my term of service... Now I am looking for someone worthy of my service.
Kent: That is very courageous indeed. The gates of Caelin are always open. If you are strong, we will gladly take you.
Kent: Lord Heath... Forgive
impertinence, but I must ask you something. Why did you have to leave
the knights of Bern?
Heath: ...Well, that is impertinent...
Kent: Forgive me. But as the commander of Caelinís knights, it is my duty to test the loyalty of any new recruit, to learn about his past...
Heath: What!? You are the commander? You are quite...young.
Kent: Lord Heath, please help me to understand. The wyvern riders of Bern are considered to be the strongest knights in the land. Surely we Lycian knights would fall to their lances if we met them head on... So why would you leave Bern for Lycia?
Heath: ...Bern is not as it once was. Our sovereign has imprisoned all those nobles who do not meet his favor. And their fabled power is a feeble joke. The only real strength of Bernís knights these days is in their boasting. And their general is good for nothing but wagging his tail at the king.
Heath: There was an uprising on our frontier, a rebellion of sorts. The knights were ordered to put it down and kill the rebels. Our commander went to scout out the enemy camp. This ďuprisingĒ was nothing more than a group of unarmed peasants.
Kent: I see...
Heath: Then I heard the truth from our commander. One of our generals had drummed up a fake rebellion to enhance his military career. These people did not want to fight. They ran at the mere sight of us. Then, the famous wyvern riders of Bern rained savage death down upon these innocents.
Heath: My unit tried to stop them. We were all condemned to die for our treason. However, our general spread the story that we were to be hanged for slaughtering innocent lives. Before they could round us up, we decided to turn our coats and run. One of us stayed behind as a decoy, and the rest fled for the border. After that, we dispersed. All have been killed now, except for me. Are you satisfied now?
Kent: ...I see. So, Bern...
Heath: Bern is nothing to me... I have no love for a country that slaughters its own. Kent, what about your liege? Would you give your life in this lordís service?
Kent: Yes. It is a knightís honor to swear his fealty and his life. My happiness is to serve.