Scenario:Baotorda - A Holy Knight Indeed
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A Holy Knight Indeed
The Holy Knight Baotorda saves (Captain) and company from the Erste Empire. He shocks them by saying he left his order to help them, and that justice required it. But when he sees how worried they are, he volunteers to join their crew.
Imperial Soldier: Hey! Stop! Where do you think you're going? Stop! Fugitives!
Vyrn: What a pain! Aren't they ever going to stop chasing us?
Lyria: Over here, (Captain)!
???: Pardon me... Are you hurt, young lady?
Lyria: Sorry... I'm in a bit of a hurry, and—
Imperial Soldier: You! Don't move!
Vyrn: Lyria! What are you doing? You'll be caught!
Lyria: Whoa! You're right!
Lyria: Sorry! We really are in a hurry... Forgive me!
???: Hmm... Why are those kids being chased by imperial soldiers?
Knight: I suspect that they're members of the fugitive crew being hunted by the Erste Empire.
???: I see... You mean the ones who allegedly stole the empire's experimental test subject?
Knight: That's right... As knights of the order, we should probably stay out of it.
???: What? Are you seriously telling me to ignore a bunch of children who are being pursued by imperial troops?
Knight: But they're fugitives... We shouldn't do anything to damage relations between Lumiel and the Erste Empire...
Knight: Besides, the letter has been safely delivered, and we should get back to Lumiel as soon as possible...
???: If that's how it is, I hereby resign from the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights.
???: Please inform Captain Charlotta upon your return to Lumiel.
Knight: Wha? But, Officer Baotorda!
Vyrn: Ugh... This isn't good. We're getting further and further away from the Grandcypher.
Vyrn: It looks like we have no choice but to take them on...
Lyria: But if we fight here, we'll endanger the townspeople!
Vyrn: And if we don't, we'll be caught...
Baotorda: This way! Hide here! Quickly!
Lyria: Wha? Didn't we meet earlier?
Baotorda: Hmm... There are no signs of anyone. Looks like we've given your pursuers the slip.
Lyria: Thank you. Mr... um...
Baotorda: How rude of me. I still haven't introduced myself.
Baotorda: My name is Baotorda. I'm a member of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights...
Baotorda: Or I was until a few minutes ago at least.
Baotorda: Now... well... I'm no longer a member of any order. I'm just a simple knight.
Lyria: Did something happen?
Baotorda: No... It was nothing really.
Baotorda reveals that he voluntarily left the Holy Knights to save (Captain) and company.
Vyrn: No way! But why would you do something like that so suddenly?
Baotorda: I couldn't just leave you in such a tight spot, could I?
Vyrn: Well, we appreciate that... but you don't even know us...
Baotorda: A group of armed soldiers pursuing a group of mere children...
Baotorda: Would you be able to watch that and think it justice, whatever the reason?
Baotorda: I would offer up my cherished sword and even my body in the name of justice... I am always ready to do whatever justice requires.
Baotorda: Weak I may be, but if there is any way for me to help thwart evil, justice requires that I do so.
Lyria: But surely you didn't need to leave your order...
Baotorda: Oh, but I did. The Holy Kingdom of Lumiel currently has a reasonably cordial relationship with the Erste Empire.
Baotorda: If I were to start a conflict, it would cause great difficulty for the leader of my order and for His Eminence.
Baotorda: So the only way I could see justice done was as a simple knight, not as a member of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights...
Lyria: That's awful...
Baotorda: Young lady, when you see my sword, what do you think?
Lyria: Huh? Um... I think it's pretty...
Baotorda: Yes, it certainly is a beautiful sword. And the reason it's beautiful is because it never wavers.
Baotorda: It unerringly follows the way of justice. Nothing could be more beautiful. And that's why I never waver from that path.
Baotorda: Forever pure, forever righteous. The motto of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights...
Baotorda: But simply having an ideal is not enough. It needs to be acted upon.
Baotorda: Do you think position or affiliation is required for that?
Lyria: Uh... but... um... well...
Baotorda: Hmm... I see. How about if I put it like this?
Baotorda: Position and power are not needed to dispense justice...
Baotorda: But I'm not arrogant enough to think that my sword alone is enough to overcome evil.
Baotorda: So... I'd like to request that you allow me to join your crew.
Baotorda: Forever pure, forever righteous... Would you help me continue to uphold the ideals of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights?
Lyria: Great! I'm happy to have you too!
Vyrn: Wait a minute! Isn't that a bit harsh?
Vyrn: He saved us! Don't we owe him for that?
Baotorda: Thank you. From now on, I fight alongside (Captain) in the name of justice!
Baotorda: And it looks like I don't have to worry about food or accommodations after all.
Vyrn: Huh? What's that supposed to mean?
Baotorda: Exactly what it sounds like! I didn't expect to have either after resigning from the Holy Knights...
Baotorda: And as Holy Knights, we didn't have any personal items or private funds.
Vyrn: Hey... Wasn't that going a bit far?
Baotorda: But don't you think voluntary poverty is a wonderful thing?
With the noble knight as their new companion, (Captain) and company continue their journey.
For some time after he joins, his frugality has an effect all over the Grandcypher.