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Official Profile

Age 25 Height 185 cm Race (N/A)
Hobbies Nothing in particular
Likes Nothing in particular
Dislikes Nothing in particular
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* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.

Age 25歳 Height 185cm Race (N/A)
Hobbies 特になし
Likes 特になし
Dislikes 特になし
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Special Cutscenes

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Hmm. Today is your birthday, (Captain)?
Then let us hold a splendid party.
You cannot refuse. It is natural to accept such an offer.
In fact, the preparations should be complete. If anything is not to your liking, tell me immediately.
So much as I can, I will provide you with the birthday of your dreams.
Which leaves the present...
(Captain). State whatever you want.
It can be anything you wish. No matter what it is, I will grant it.


Today is your birthday, is it not, (Captain)?
Of course I remembered the birthday of one of my greatest allies.
Last year I threw you a lavish party at the castle. This year...
No. This year I believe I shall refrain.
Your distaste for that pomp and circumstance is writ large across your face.
Let us gather only your closest friends for a more intimate celebration.
I trust you have no objections to that course of action?
You needn't hesitate on my account. I do this of my own volition.
As to your gift, I shall deliver it to you myself later on.
I selected it myself this year.
I am confident you will find it to your liking.
Look forward to it.

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Happy New Year, (Captain).
I've a gift of New Year's rupies for you. Take them.
Don't be shy. This is simply a means for me to show thanks.
Rest your fears. I assure you there will be no trouble from it.
You have reservations about accepting a gift from a king?
Hm? Why do you look so flustered?
Though I must say it surprises me to see you shaken by such a trivial matter.
I took us to be closer friends than this.


Why do I find you awake at this hour, (Captain)?
I? There were matters of state which required my attention.
I must allow my subjects some respite for the new year, so the tasks fell to me.
Ah... I hear the new year has begun.
Happy New Year, (Captain). May our association be as profitable this year as the last.
The hour is late. You should get your rest.
Tomorrow we rise early to visit the town and canvas the wellbeing of my citizens.


Happy New Year. I look forward to another year with you in my charge.
Have you already eaten?
My chef tells me he's procured some rare ingredients, and he's prepared a feast for the occasion.
Would you like to join me for the meal?
Hah. This invitation is coming from me. You do not have to put on airs.
Besides, it's the new year. A feast among your fellows would be a good way to start anew.


(Captain), happy New Year.
This may come off as a bit sudden, but are you aware of the concept of visiting the shrine on New Year's?
Oho... So you are. I wouldn't have expected any less.
I first heard of this from several of my subordinates last night, you see. It seems many of my people also participate in this custom.
If possible, I, too, would like to join in this tradition myself and see how the people spend their New Year's holiday...
I will make sure your time accompanying me is worthwhile, of course. In the form of a New Year's gift.
Heh, I trust you'll accept my offer this time.

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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You're presenting this chocolate to me?
I see. Then I shall gladly accept.
Hmm? What is the mountain of boxes behind me? That's all the chocolate I've received today.
What? How much did I get?
No idea. I haven't bothered to count it.
However it will be a great trial to eat it all.
Hmm? Isn't it obvious? My soldiers and my citizens sent it all to me.
It is my duty as their king to properly appreciate their gifts.
I shall eat every piece of your chocolate as well.


Whatever gets you up at this hour, (Captain)?
This chocolate is for me? Ah, I had forgotten today was Valentine's Day.
You have my thanks.
What's that? You wish to hear my evaluation of your candy-making prowess?
Very well then. I shall sample your work and give you my honest assessment.
Humph... I can't say much for the flavor. It falls short of what my court chocolatier can produce.
But the sentiment with which it was made warms my heart. A decent effort.
Prepare yourself, (Captain). You will be repaid for this generosity.


You're giving me chocolates this year?
I see... Very well, thank you very much.
Every year the chocolates you make for me warm the cockles of my heart.
It makes me yearn for your chocolate in the strangest of times and places.
Would you become my personal chocolatier? You'll be rewarded handsomely.
Hah. I jest, of course.


Is it Valentine's already?
I have been busy as of late. Too busy, it seems, even to notice the passage of time.
They say that the sweetness of chocolates is a good remedy for fatigue.
I have no doubt your chocolates will taste all the better this year.
Hah. You need not worry about me.
I have eaten your chocolates and once again feel fit for the duties of a king.


I used to eat every pack of chocolate delivered to me.
But this year, I have discovered all manner of foreign objects mixed into the batter.
Hair, nails... Thus, Valentine's gifts are no longer sent straight to my royal table.
Only the chocolates determined to be safe by the servants are set before me.
Hm? (Captain), I see you carry a small box. Are those chocolates for me?
If they are from you, I do not foresee there being any trouble. Hand them over.
Have I not the least concern, you ask?
Of course not. I place the utmost trust in you, (Captain).

White Day Cutscenes
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(Captain), there you are.
Today is White Day. So please accept this.
This is a snack developed from my kingdom's greatest technologies.
I had a taste myself, and it was impressively delicious.
I'm sure you will be satisfied with it, (Captain).
What? You see little purpose in being so particular about sweets?
Aiming for excellence is not frivolous. As a king, I expect nothing but the best.
My citizens generally give back a present three times the value of the gift they first received.
If that is the case, then a king should provide a return gift of at least ten times the value of the original gift.
Accept this gift with gratitude.


There you are, (Captain).
Take this as thanks for your Valentine's gift.
According to my servants, there are various meanings to different White Day presents.
One bestows candy on the object of one's affections. Cookies upon one's friends. And marshmallows on the rest of the rabble.
I therefore selected cookies for you.
I instructed my patissier to spare no expense on their ingredients.
I can vouch for their quality.
Am I sure I wish to give you cookies? What do you mean by that?
Humph. However you all think of me, I consider you my valued comrades in arms.
Cease worrying over trivialities and accept my generosity.


It's White Day, (Captain), so please accept this token of my affection.
This year I got you madeleines instead of the cookies from last year.
This particular treat represents the desire to bolster the connection between two people, no matter the shape that connection takes.
And I want to build upon the trust we have for one another.
Do you see why I chose this confection?
There are few who put as much thought in a gift. Be proud you have me in your corner.


(Captain). I wanted to present you with something freshly baked this White Day.
This is Baumkuchen, come straight from the oven.
Its concentric rings represent perpetuity...
I wish for this bond of trust between us to last unto eternity, which is why I chose this gift.
You have still many miles left in your journey, but I would follow you until the very end.
Now, please, eat the Baumkuchen. You need not be so formal around me.

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Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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Treat or treat.
I'm going into town. Come, (Captain).
Today is Halloween... A day for festivities. I must go see, um, the people... It's my duty as king to witness how they spend this day.
One can judge the quality of civil society's health by a festival's splendor, a child's laughter, and the clamor of the public.
And while we're making the rounds, I will be able to understand the perception of my reign as well.
Don't worry. I know about Halloween.
That's why I've prepared candy to give to the children.
What? If I go out dressed like this, I'll frighten the children?
Humph. I suppose you have a point.
I too shall don a Halloween costume.
Then there won't be a problem, I presume.
Hmm. (Captain), find a costume that matches me.
Make it one that will trick the people but will please the children.
I'm counting on you.


Who dares? Do you know who I—
Why would you attack me from behind?
I hope you have a good reason, or else even for you I won't—
Ah yes. Today is Halloween, isn't it?
In that case, I suppose I can overlook your conduct.
Your objective was candy, I believe? Take this.
I received it from a noble hoping to curry favor.
It's unopened. Take it and be grateful.


Ah, (Captain). Have you come to play tricks on me? As you did last year?
A foolish notion. I've prepared candy this year.
You see, I knew you would come.
Hah. I know. I am just as surprised as you to find myself participating in the merriment.
That's right. It's trick or treat, (Captain).
You may decide whether you want the full onslaught of my trickery. Or the sweet embrace of my treatery. The choice is yours.


Today is Halloween... As such, there is something I would like to ask, (Captain).
Even if I were to don a costume and go out into town, the citizens are sure to recognize me.
If that happens, the festive atmosphere will be ruined, and it will be as if I was out on official business as usual.
I would very much like to see how the people are usually...
That is why I thought to ask if you knew of any costumes that would prevent anyone from finding out my true identity.
Hm? How about a mascot suit that covers me from head to toe, you say?
I see... Indeed, that seems like a reasonable solution.
However, it may be difficult to see through the costume. As I won't be able to discern if my disguise is effective or not, I'll need you to come with me as my guard, (Captain).

Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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It's a holy night. And thus I'll host a splendid party at the castle.
I look forward to your presence. I've also prepared a present for you.
You cannot refuse. Consider this an expression of my gratitude for your everyday efforts.
What's in the present? If I were to reveal it, wouldn't that ruin the surprise?
Don't worry. There's nothing bizarre in it.
It's a product of the best quality, chosen by myself.
You may expect the best.


Tonight is the holiest of nights. Just as last year, I will hold a party at my castle.
Come and bring your crew.
Powerful aristocrats and monarchs from other nations will be in attendance.
Not a bad chance to raise your profile, (Captain).
You have no interest in such things?
Humph. How like you.
In that case, what about all you can eat and drink?
Naturally, all the food and drink will be of the highest quality.
I am confident you will have no complaints.
What do you mean, "Is that all right?"
If the king decrees you may attend, who would dare bar your way?
Therefore come and make merry.


It's a holy night tonight. And as a matter of course, we will be holding an appropriate banquet at my castle.
Hah. You look displeased.
The attendees will be myself and the retainers I keep in my direct employ. And your crew, of course.
Surely you can enjoy those environs?
If there's anything you would like to eat at the party, all you have to do is but ask.
I will use both my influence and my boundless treasury to procure it.
So what are we going to eat at the party?


(Captain). Most unfortunate that the weather took a turn for the worse.
No need to apologize for your late arrival to the party.
It would be tragic if you had pushed yourself and gotten injured along the way.
Not to worry. The chef is still awake—I shall have him prepare something for you immediately.
Ah, no need to fear. The chef had been telling me how much he's looking forward to seeing all of you indulge in his feast.
I feel the same.
Now, rest yourselves for now. The winter party will begin shortly.


(Captain). I thank you for listening to the caprices of a king...
And allowing me to attend your holiday festivities this night.

  • Choose: What about the winter ball at the castle?
    Do not trouble yourself about that. The guests believe ill health has kept me bedridden.
    And I believe the time spent on your ship to be far more fruitful than hours spent watching servile lords bow and scrape.
  • Choose: Did you have fun?
    Of course. It has been a long time since I have been able to set aside the mantle of a king and enjoy myself.
    Hah. I cannot even remember when last I was able to participate so whole-heartedly in festivities.

Ah, yes. Before I forget, I have not yet given you your gift.
I ask that you accept this as a token of my deep appreciation.
Tonight was truly delightful. Should the chance arise, I hope you will extend me another invitation.

Fate Episodes

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(Captain) and the others find a man fighting a number of monsters on his own. After rescuing him, they learn that he is the king of the very country they're standing in.

Monster: Grah...
Vyrn: Well, that's a job well done, right?
Lyria: Seems so.
(Captain) and the crew have gotten caught up in an assignment after stopping at an island to restock.
After making short work of the mission, they prepare to head back into town.
Vyrn: Guess we should go back and report—
???: Attack me with everything you've got.
The crew hears the voice of a single man accompanied by a cacophony of monstrous growls.
Vyrn: Whoa, whoa! That voice just now... Is somebody out here bein' attacked?
Lyria: ...!
Lyria: (Captain), we have to help them quickly!
(Captain) gives an affirmative nod and leads the crew in the direction of the voice.
???: No matter your numbers, you are nothing more than rabble.
???: Dare you believe you could defeat me with this display? How you underestimate me.
Monsters: Graaah!
A lone man is cutting through a horde of aggressive monsters with precise swordplay.
But one monster finds an opening in the man's blind spot and moves to attack.
???: ...!
Monster: Grah...
A second later an attack from the side dispatches the monster before it's able to reach the man.
???: What...
Vyrn: Whew, that was too close for comfort, but we made it in time...
Lyria: Yeah... Oh, um, are you okay? Are you hurt?
???: Not even in the slightest. But more importantly, who are you people?
Vyrn: Let's save the chitchat for later! We have to take care of these monsters first!
???: Fine. I will have you address my questions after we've dispatched the monsters.
The man and (Captain) begin methodically trouncing the surrounding monsters.
???: Humph. Finally finished them off. Allow me to thank you for your service.
Vyrn: This guy seems pretty arrogant...
Lyria: Heh... Heh-heh... Um, don't worry about it.
Lyria: We always help people when we see them in need!
(Captain) nods along with Lyria's sentiment.
???: A person in need... Me?
The man stares daggers at (Captain).
???: Hah. So they do exist, people who would deign to describe me as... in need.
???: Forget it. Who are you? And where do you come from?
Vyrn: We're skyfarers.
???: Mmm, skyfarers? And what would skyfarers be doing so far away from the main road?
Lyria: We got an assignment to clear the road of monsters, and so we—
???: Humph. If that is the case, then I extend my thanks once more.
Vyrn: Enough about us. Who are you anyway, pal?
Vyrn: The way you talk makes you seem like some kinda stuck-up big kahuna. Are you like a king from some far off country or somethin'?
Vyrn: Haha. That'd be just silly though.
???: Hah. I'm only like a king, you say?
???: Then it is true you have no idea who I am.
Lyria: Huh? What do you mean?
???: Don't concern yourself with it.
???: Rather, it seems I'm dealing with quite the crew of skyfarers...
The man looks around at the monsters that (Captain) defeated.
Vyrn: You bet! We've been through all kinds of stuff. Nothing we couldn't handle though!
???: I hesitate to agree... But I can tell you aren't simply boasting.
???: Not to mention...
Lyria: Um... What's the matter? Do I have something on my face?
???: No. I feel as though I've seen you somewhere before.
He pauses and examines Lyria.
Vyrn: So anyway, buddy, what were you doin' out here fighting by yourself?
???: The monsters who attacked me. Someone who is after my life released them.
???: Consequently I chose to act as a decoy and took a path away from the road.
???: Had I stayed behind, it would have presented a risk to the locals.
Vyrn: Whew, get a load of that! I guess you're a goody two-shoes after all!
???: Excuse me? A goody two-shoes?
???: Hah. Incredible that someone would call me that.
Vyrn: What's that noise?
Vyrn: Heads up! Look out!
???: ...!
They look up to see the figure of a man staring directly at them.
The figure rares back, gathers his energy, and hurls a ball of magic in their direction.
Lyria: No!
Lyria: Primeval dragon, child of flame and darkness.
Lyria: I summon you, Bahamut!
Proto Bahamut: ...!
Thanks to Lyria's quick reflexes, the spell harmlessly dissipates.
Lyria: Is everyone okay?
Vyrn: Y-yeah... Thanks, Lyria!
Vyrn: But who was that crazy guy...
???: It seems they've already escaped. Do not worry about them.
???: But I have to say, you there. Girl with the blue hair. Are you not the girl who escaped from the empire?
Lyria: H-huh?
???: They say you have the ability to use the power of primal beasts. It seems those rumors are true.
Vyrn: How do you know somethin' like that!
Soldier: Your Majesty! You're safe! Are you injured?
???: Not at all.
Lyria: Your Majesty?
Charioce XVII: I've yet to introduce myself. I am Charioce XVII. The king of this country.
Vyrn: What! You're really a king!
Soldier: Knaves! How dare you speak to His Majesty that way!
Charioce XVII: It's fine. Lower your blade.
Soldier: B-but, Your Majesty...
Charioce XVII: Will you force me to repeat myself?
Soldier: Apologies, sire.
The soldiers lower their swords at Charioce's command.
Charioce XVII: Excuse the rudeness of my troops.
Lyria: It's all right...
Charioce XVII: Well then, skyfarers. Would you come under my employ?
Vyrn: Does that mean you want us to do somethin' for you?
Charioce XVII: Indeed.
Vyrn: What're you thinkin'?
Charioce XVII: I have a goal that I must realize.
Charioce XVII: Lend me your power so that I may achieve it.
Charioce XVII: If you agree to serve me, I will reward you with your heart's desire—and a little something for your help just now.
  1. We'll do it.
  2. Depends on what you want.

Choose: We'll do it.
Vyrn: Hey, you answered really quick! We don't even know what we have to do yet.
Lyria: Charioce has an honest look in his eyes.
Lyria: So it's probably okay.
Vyrn: Sigh... Fine. But we won't do anything that hurts other people.
Charioce XVII: Fear not. I am not inclined to make well-intentioned people such as yourselves harm others.
Charioce XVII: Then let us return to the castle. You will come with us.

Choose: Depends on what you want.
Charioce XVII: What I want... I would have you serve as my vanguard.
Vyrn: Well, we won't do anything that hurts other people.
Charioce XVII: Fear not. I am not inclined to make well-intentioned people such as yourselves harm others.
Charioce XVII: Although your position would be within the vanguard, your duties would involve routing monsters and acting as my convoy.
Vyrn: Then that's not a problem.
(Captain) nods in agreement with Vyrn.
Charioce XVII: Then let us return to the castle. You will come with us.
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Vyrn: Before we get started, can I ask a question?
Vyrn: What's your angle? What're you after?
Charioce XVII: ...
Vyrn: You okay, buddy?
Charioce XVII: I won't allow another tragedy of that scale.
Charioce XVII: I must guide man to become a strong tribe. A tribe that can withstand assault from anything...
Charioce XVII: That is my mission as a king.
Charioce XVII: And that's what I've been doing these past ten years—wandering and shedding blood to see it come to fruition.
Vyrn: ...
Lyria: ...
(Captain) and the others are overwhelmed by Charioce's words.
Although he seems noble enough, the skyfarers begin to sense the danger this monarch represents.
Royal Guard: Your Majesty, why would you entrust a task to people such as those?
Charioce XVII: ...
Royal Guard: They're too dangerous—the power that blue-haired girl possesses...
Charioce XVII: And that is why she is valuable.
Royal Guard: But—
Charioce XVII: Silence.
Royal Guard: Forgive me, sir.
Charioce XVII: If they present an obstacle to my plans, then all I must do is remove them.
Royal Guard: You are serious, aren't you?
Charioce XVII: And you are brave.
Royal Guard: Then, sire, please allow me to take care of the skyfarers the moment you deem them an obstacle.
Charioce XVII: Do as you like.
Charioce XVII: First we suppress that thing. That is our biggest priority.
Royal Guard: Understood. As you wish, sire.

Rise of the Nightmare

(Captain) and the others answer a summons to Charioce XVII's court, where they find a girl berating the king. The crew learns that Charioce has done some despicable things in his past, but he claims it was all for the realization of his goal.

Charioce XVII: I see... This is far ahead of schedule.
After Charioce receives a message from his officer, he slips deep into thought.
Royal Guard: Yes... The scholars say that it's resonating with something.
Charioce XVII: Fine. And how long will the barrier hold?
Royal Guard: About that... The scholars say it could break at any time...
Charioce XVII: Understood. In that case, bring those people here at once.
Royal Guard: Yes, sire!
Vyrn: Sigh... I'm glad we found an assignment and all, but there's nothing for us to do.
Lyria: You're right. Charioce told us to do whatever we want until he calls for us.
Lyria: But that's the same as telling us to wait around until he feels like talking to us.
Vyrn: Should we go down to the town and pick up an easy job in the meantime?
Lyria: What if Charioce calls for us before we're back? Wouldn't that be bad?
Vyrn: You ain't kiddin'... But, geez, I really hate waiting around...
Royal Guard: Ah, there you are, skyfarers.
Vyrn: What's up?
Royal Guard: His Majesty calls for you. Please follow me.
Vyrn: Whew... About time. C'mon, let's go!
(Captain) nods to Vyrn, and they all begin marching behind the guard.
Charioce XVII: Finally.
Nina Drango is a crew member

Entering the audience room, the crew sees Nina drawing close to a stern-faced Charioce.
Nina: Why... Come on, give me a real answer!
Charioce XVII: ...
Nina: Guess you won't bother to answer me. Then I won't forgive you!
Nina: I won't forgive you for hurting all those people!
Lyria: E-excuse us... It seems you're in the middle—huh? Nina?
Nina: Lyria? And (Captain) and Vyrn...
Vyrn: Wait a minute! Thought you were s'posed to be droppin' by your dragon village...
Vyrn: What're you doin' here?
Nina: Hey! That's my line!
Nina: What are you all doing here?
Vyrn: What? This fancy-schmancy guy asked us to do a job for him, so—
Nina: A job? Please don't tell me you took a job from this king!
Lyria: We did...
Nina: Why! Why would you do anything for this terrible person!
Lyria: He's a terrible king?

Nina Drango not in crew

Entering the audience room, the crew sees a girl drawing close to a stern-faced Charioce.
???: Why... Come on, give me a real answer!
Charioce XVII: ...
???: Guess you won't bother to answer me. Then I won't forgive you!
???: I won't forgive you for hurting all those people!
Lyria: E-excuse us... It seems you're in the middle of something...
Charioce XVII: Don't worry about it. This girl has just come to chew my head off.
???: Who are these people?
Charioce XVII: They are skyfarers that have agreed to serve me.
???: Serve you! Do they know about you!
???: Do they know what a terrible king you are...
???: Huh? Have you told them all the horrible things you've done?
???: And even then they'd agree to help you!
The girl walks over to (Captain) and the others.
Vyrn: H-hey! Calm down! But wait—who are you supposed to be anyway?
Nina: I'm Nina. This king hurt my friends...
Charioce XVII: ...
Vyrn: What's she mean by hurt?
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Nina: Starting with the demon capital Cocytus, this man destroyed a whole country just for his goals.
Nina: Then, of all things, he made those demons into slaves.
Nina: There's no telling how much suffering he's brought to the world...
Vyrn: Whoa, buddy, is this true?
Charioce XVII: Yes. Every last word.
Lyria: Why would you do something so terrible?
Charioce XVII: I believe I've already told you. I have a goal that I must fulfill under any circumstances.
Charioce XVII: Everything I've done has been out of necessity. That is why I went—there is nothing else to tell.
Nina: Nothing else...
Nina: Then what about all those people that suffered!
Charioce XVII: What of them?
Nina: Huh?
Charioce XVII: Did you expect me to feel guilt? Change that expectation. I threw frivolity like that away long ago.
Charioce XVII: I will complete my duty as king. And I will sacrifice whatever it takes.
Charioce XVII: Furthermore, I will discard anything that is not necessary for this goal.
Nina: That's terrible...
Vyrn: Look, you've been dodgin' the subject since you first mentioned it—what is this goal of yours?
Charioce XVII: That is not for you to know.
Vyrn: Seriously! How do you expect us to work for you if you don't tell us!
Charioce XVII: I am compensating you enough to make up for the lack of clarity.
Charioce XVII: You have already agreed to serve me, which means you will do whatever task I say.
Vyrn: Look here, pal—
Lyria: Charioce... What are you going to make us do?
Charioce XVII: I will have you come with me.
Vyrn: And where is it that we're goin'?
Charioce XVII: You will know soon enough.
Lyria: We told you already that we won't hurt people.
Lyria: If you plan on making us cause someone harm...
Charioce XVII: Don't fret. I have no intention of going back on my promise.
Vyrn: You tellin' the truth?
Charioce XVII: I swear it upon the crown.
Lyria: Fine. We'll believe you.
Charioce XVII: Then let us be off.
Nina: Wait! I've got a question!
Charioce XVII: What?
Nina: That big thing you're having built underground... What's it supposed to be?
Charioce XVII: That, too, does not concern—
Lyria: Aah! Earthquake!
Charioce XVII: Could it be?
Nina: ...!
As the earth shakes, a colossal roar echoes throughout the castle.
Charioce XVII: Time for the awakening already?
Memories of Charioce's sworn enemy come flooding into his mind.
He ponders the worst as his eyes flair with both fiery determination and cold hatred.

Rise of the Nightmare: Scene 2

While (Captain) and the others are staying in Charioce XVII's castle, a loud roar reverberates across the land. The king explains that it's the call of Bahamut, who might've found a way to break the seal that binds it. Continuing, he reveals that all the sins he's committed have been to save his people from this terror.

Soldier 1: No... It can't be...
Soldier 2: This is the end. I'm too young to die...
A roar resounds throughout the castle. Fear takes hold of the castle guards.
Charioce XVII: Still yourselves. We've made preparations for a time like this.
Charioce XVII: All soldiers, report to your posts. Your lives are in my hands.
Soldiers: Yes, sire! As Your Majesty commands!
After the soldiers calm down and return to their stations, Charioce turns to a member of his personal guard.
Charioce XVII: Is Dromos ready?
Royal Guard: The frame and mechanical workings are functioning. However, charging it with magical energy is going slower than we feared.
Charioce XVII: Hurry it up. And send the scholar to me.
Royal Guard: Right away, sire!
Vyrn: What's happenin'? And what was with that roar from earlier?
Charioce XVII: That was Bahamut's roar.
Vyrn: Gah!
Lyria: Huh?
Nina: B-Bahamut? You mean the dragon that blasted this island, like, a couple of decades ago?
Charioce XVII: Yes. The dragon of calamity.
Nina: How could that be...
Lyria: Hold on a minute! Bahamut is—
Charioce XVII: You're not from this island, so there's no way you would know.
Charioce XVII: A few decades ago, a dragon brought death and ruin to my kingdom. It was the very avatar of destruction.
Charioce XVII: Witnessing its strength, the king at that time gave it the name Bahamut—half out of fear and half out of awe.
Lyria: (Does this have something to do with the Bahamut we know?)
Lyria: (Is it a different Bahamut?)
Charioce XVII: However, superlative warriors from around the island rose up.
Charioce XVII: They worked together to defeat Bahamut and seal him away, saving the island from certain doom.
Lyria: Oh my...
Nina: Bahamut burned so many people—so many villages—on this island.
Nina: My father was also killed in the flames...
Charioce XVII: That's right... You've lost something precious to Bahamut as well...
Nina: Yeah. You have too, huh?
Charioce XVII: I lost my mother. No, not just I.
Charioce XVII: Bahamut tore something away from the people of this country.
Nina: ...
Court Scholar: My apologies for making you wait, Your Majesty.
Charioce XVII: No mind.
Court Scholar: There were some delays in configuring Dromos. First we—
Charioce XVII: That doesn't matter. Keep your explanation brief.
Court Scholar: We cannot trust that the barrier restraining Bahamut will hold forever.
Court Scholar: So the soldiers are currently rushing to charge Dromos with magical energy.
Charioce XVII: Very well.
Nina: Wait! You're saying that seal on Bahamut is about to break...
Nina: Does that mean Bahamut's going to come back to life?
Charioce XVII: Indeed.
Nina: How...
Charioce XVII: Scholar. Tell her.
Court Scholar: Really, Your Majesty? That information is classified...
Charioce XVII: I don't care. There's no point in keeping it hidden any longer.
Charioce XVII: Reveal everything. So that there is no question where allegiances should lie.
Court Scholar: As you wish.
Court Scholar: It is unclear why, but the barrier holding Bahamut began showing signs of instability a few years ago.
Court Scholar: And in these last few days, these fluctuations have grown in speed and frequency. It is as if the barrier had been disturbed.
Court Scholar: As a result, the barrier has begun breaking down. When it has completely collapsed, Bahamut will be reborn.
Nina: No...
Vyrn: Okay, but what was that Dromos thing you were talkin' about?
Court Scholar: It is an anti-Bahamut weapon, constructed by imperial decree, that took a massive amount of money and lives to complete.
Nina: The king ordered it?
Court Scholar: Yes—in the event the calamitous Bahamut ever wreak havoc again.
Court Scholar: His Majesty wanted a way to fight back and protect the people of this land.
Nina: ...
Court Scholar: It was all for the people. His Majesty acts for the benefit and prosperity of the populace.
Nina: But this person destroyed the demon capital Cocytus and made its citizens into slaves...
Court Scholar: It was necessary for the development of Dromos. Cocytus refused to share vital information with us.
Court Scholar: So they brought the king's wrath upon themselves when he was forced to take the information with muscle.
Nina: Well, he could've talked it out! He didn't have to destroy anything...
Court Scholar: We entered negotiations a number of times and even offered a large sum of money. But it was to no avail.
Court Scholar: No one believed that the seal on Bahamut was weakening.
Court Scholar: So we had to take the information by force.
Nina: ...
Vyrn: Then what are you planning to make us do...
Charioce XVII: I need power to fight Bahamut. If I had Lyria's ability to control primal beasts, then I could fight Bahamut on even ground.
Charioce XVII: That is why I requested your service.
Charioce XVII: We will defeat Bahamut and save the people from calamity. That is my goal and my duty as king.
Charioce XVII: (Captain), lend me your power.
Charioce XVII: If not to defeat Bahamut, then to save the people of this country.
  1. You can count on us.

Choose: You can count on us.
Vyrn: Right!
Lyria: Yes! We'll protect the people from Bahamut!
Charioce XVII: I thank you. And what will you do?
Charioce stares Nina directly in the eye.
Nina: Um... Please don't look at me like that... If you stare at me...
Nina: No! Can't let it happen!
Nina: I mean... I can't let the people—my friends—get hurt.
Nina: And I see that you're serious about protecting people.
Nina: So I'll do what I can too.
Charioce XVII: Very well.
A thin smile appears across Charioce's lips.
Nina: Ah...
Vyrn: You're gettin' red.
Nina: N-no, I'm not!
Vyrn: Okay, you're not. Anyway, what should we do now?
Charioce XVII: Head for the barrier and lead the resurrected Bahamut toward Dromos.
Vyrn: Got it.
Seeing (Captain) nod in agreement, Charioce wastes no time in making preparations to head toward the site where Bahamut was sealed.
(Captain) and the others, riding aboard the Grandcypher, follow Charioce's vessel.
Charioce XVII: Why are you riding in my ship?
Nina: Just to be safe. If the airship crashes or something, I'll do something about it.
Nina: So, um, even if worse comes to worst, I'll just bring you to Dromos directly.
Charioce XVII: I see.
Royal Guard: Your Majesty, we are approaching the site of the barrier.
Charioce XVII: Good. Tell (Captain) and his crew to be on guard.
A flash of light streaks through the air, ripping through Charioce's airship.
Charioce XVII: Bahamut... You've awakened...
More streaks of light fill the sky and pierce through Charioce's airship.
Vyrn: Th-this is not what we signed up for!
Lyria: Look over there!
Lyria points to something flying through the air, something that looks a lot like a colossal dragon.
Lyria: Is that the Bahamut Charioce was talking about...
Vyrn: So that thing... It's not going to aim for us?
Lyria: Seems so—
In the next instant, Bahamut unleashes a beam toward the Grandcypher.
Lyria: Help us!
Lyria: Primeval dragon, child of flame and darkness.
Lyria: I summon you, Bahamut!
Proto Bahamut: ...!
Thanks to Lyria's power, the beam is deflected in the nick of time.
Vyrn: You're amazing, Lyria!
Lyria: Thanks! But we have to do something about this...
As if recognizing a new threat, Bahamut begins flying toward the Grandcypher.
Charioce XVII: Continue leading Bahamut like that.
Vyrn: Lead it where!
Charioce XVII: Follow my ship.
Charioce's ship changes course and begins heading back in the direction it came from.
Lyria: Let's just follow him for now!
Vyrn: We're gonna have to fight it off first!

Rise of the Nightmare: Scene 3

(Captain) and the others confront Bahamut head on, but they quickly learn they're no match for its awesome power. Charioce XVII orders a retreat. This gives the king time to activate Dromos, a weapon specifically devised to take down Bahamut.

Vyrn: Now's our chance! Follow that fancy king and step on it!
Lyria: Right!
Vyrn: But where did his airship go! They just vanished into thin air!
Bahamut launches a beam from behind them and grazes the Grandcypher.
Vyrn: Eek! That was too close for comfort! If he doesn't show up soon, we're toast!
Nina's Voice: Over here! Come this way!
Charioce XVII's Voice: Make it quick!
Lyria: Charioce and Nina!
Lyria looks in the direction of the voices and sees the pair standing on top of a lake.
Vyrn: How did you—wait a minute! Where is this Dromos thing!
Nina: Don't worry about it! Just hurry!
Lyria: Okay! We're headed there!
The Grandcypher begins flying faster, heading to Charioce and Nina's location.
Vyrn: What do we do next! If we stay like this, we're sitting ducks!
Charioce XVII: Turn back. Do not come any closer to our location.
Vyrn: You are not suggesting we do that!
Charioce XVII: If you continue to block my path, I can't use Dromos.
Lyria: Can't use it? I don't even see it...
Charioce XVII: Where are you looking? It's beneath my feet.
Vyrn: Wait... That can't be it...
Charioce XVII: If you understand now, hurry and get out of our way.
Lyria: Right!
(Captain) gives the order for the Grandcypher to descend in the reverse direction.
Charioce XVII: You should leave.
Nina: Nope. I'm going to be right here with you.
Nina: I've got a bone to pick with Bahamut too.
Charioce XVII: I suppose you do.
Charioce and Nina stare straight ahead at the approaching Bahamut.
Charioce XVII: I've waited for so long...
Charioce XVII: I will destroy you here. So that you may never do what you did before...
Charioce XVII: So that you will never cause man to suffer as you did!
Charioce XVII: That is my duty as king.

Rise of the Nightmare: Scene 4

After defeating Bahamut, Charioce XVII offers (Captain) and the crew anything they'd like as a reward. They answer by saying they want the king to stop committing terrible acts. Smiling, the king retorts that he has no intention of continuing down that path now that the people are safe from Bahamut.

A giant hand emerges from the lake. It fires a beam at Bahamut. When the ray collides with the dragon, the avatar of destruction is reduced to ashes.
Lyria: That's what Dromos can do...
Vyrn: That was only one shot. Just how powerful is that thing?
Charioce XVII: We're going back to the castle.
Nina: Already?
Charioce XVII: If you have time to get sentimental, then you should be thinking about what comes next.
Charioce XVII: We need to confirm damage reports and ready the military—there's too much to do
Charioce XVII: This is not a situation where we can afford to waste time.
Charioce XVII: In any case, we've completed what we came to do. That's enough for now.
Lyria: Understood!
(Captain) and the crew accompany Charioce back to the castle.
Charioce XVII: First I give you my thanks. Thanks to you, my duty as king—
Charioce XVII: Nay, my dearest wish has been fulfilled. You truly have my gratitude.
Charioce XVII: I shall offer you an equal reward as an expression of my appreciation.
Charioce XVII: Say what you want. By the power of my crown, I shall provide it.
  1. Free those you enslaved.
  2. Stop hurting people.

Choose: Free those you enslaved.
Nina: Yeah, and cut it out with all the violence too.

Choose: Stop hurting people.
Nina: Yeah, and you better free the demons you enslaved!
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Charioce XVII: I have no qualms with these requests.
Nina: Really?
Charioce XVII: Why?
Nina: It's just... You agreed on a whim...
Charioce XVII: My goal is complete. There is no reason to do those things any longer.
Nina: Well, good.
Nina gives a satisfied smile.
Charioce XVII: Now. As for your service, what is it that you wish from me? Land? A title? Money?
Nina: Um... Didn't we just say it...
Charioce XVII: I had always intended of freeing the demons after accomplishing what I set out to do.
Charioce XVII: It's not a reward.
  1. But it's enough for us.

Choose: But it's enough for us.
Charioce XVII: Are you sure?
(Captain) looks Charioce in the eye and nods.
Charioce XVII: Hm. Just as I suspected, you are either fools or too benevolent for your own good.
Charioce XVII: If you ever find yourself in trouble, do not hesitate to come to me. You will have my support.
Vyrn: You mean you'll help us out if we end up between a rock and a hard place?
Charioce XVII: Yes. You will have the full backing of a king.
Vyrn: Sounds great to me!
Vyrn: I can fly easier knowing that a king's got our back!
Charioce XVII: You have earned this privilege. You should feel proud.
Nina: Ah... Actually, I have a request...
Charioce XVII: Speak.
Nina: It's, um... Will you go shopping me with in town!
Charioce XVII: Humph. Very well.
Nina: Really! You're not lying?
Charioce XVII: I do not lie. I can accompany you for so much as shopping.
Nina: Yay!
Nina: Then it's a promise!
Charioce XVII: It is.
Charioce XVII: Hm. (Captain) and the others should join us.
Charioce XVII: The king shall guide you through his streets.
Nina: Heh...
The moment Nina hears Charioce invite (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn, she droops over like an ill-watered daisy.
Lyria: Heh... Heh-heh... If it's okay, we'll pass this time. We've got another job to get to.
Vyrn: That's right. You and Nina should just go without us.
Charioce XVII: I see. Then it will be just the two of us.
Nina: ...!
Lyria: Have fun, Nina!
Nina: Oh my go—um... Thanks.
Vyrn: Get 'im, tiger!
Nina: Right...
Charioce XVII: One last thing. I give you permission to talk to me as you do the commoners.
Vyrn: Ah... Now that you mention it—
Lyria: Heh-heh... We've been talking normally to you the whole time.
Charioce XVII: If the circumstances were different, I'd have you jailed for offense to the crown.
Charioce XVII: But I like you. So you're excused this once.
Charioce faces (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn and does something exceedingly rare—he gives them a friendly smile.

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余の邪魔はさせん Out of the way.
挑んでくるなら、排除するだけだ。 If you challenge me, then I will destroy you.
余は目的のためには手段を選ばん I will achieve my goal no matter the cost.
目的のためならば敵とて利用しよう。 If you stand in the way of my goal, I will treat you as a threat.
見極めさせてもらうぞ、(主人公)。 Allow me to see the depths of your skills, (Captain).
余の配下になれば望む褒美を与えよう。 Become my follower and reap the rewards.
余には成さねばならぬことがある。 I have something that must be done.
働きに応じた褒美を与える。当然のことだ。 Great actions come with great rewards. That is a matter of fact.
些末事に余を付き合わせるな Do not bother me with trivial matters.
(主人公)よ、お前となら、我が悲願も…… (Captain), you are the one that will give my wish form...