11) "WAHAHAHAHAHA!" -Misha
If the other realms of Lycia choose to act, Lyn will never reach Caelin alive.
Eliwood: Laus, Tuscana, Kathelet, Tania, and Santaruz. They will not interfere in Caelin’s affairs. This they have promised.
Lyn: Eliwood, I don’t know how to thank you…
Eliwood: All I’ve done is convince them to remain neutral in this dispute. However, this means I cannot aid you in any way either. Will you be all right?
Lyn: I will win. I have to. It’s the only way that I can help my grandfather.
Eliwood: I understand. Although I cannot help you directly, as a friend, I pray for your success.
Lyn: Thank you. I won’t waste the opportunity you’ve given me.
Sain: The weather is turning foul. It looks like a fog is rolling in.
Kent: This is no good. If the fog thickens, we’ll be blind in battle. It will be difficult to fight what we cannot see.
Lyn: We can’t let it delay us, though. Let us press on. We must get closer to the castle. What’s the best route?
Kent: Let me think…Our best path is to the south…However, that runs through General’s Eagler’s estate.
You heard Kent, people. Let’s get this over with.
Preparations time! No rout this time around. It’s a seize objective, though we’re still going to kill everything on sight.
We’ll be dropping Nils and putting Rath in.
This map doesn’t look like much upon first glance, but you see the six fortresses circled in red? There’ll be reinforcements coming out of them. From turn 1 to 2, Archers spawn from the northeast fort and Brigands spawn from the southern fort and central mountain fort. From turn 1 to 3, Cavaliers spawn from the forest fort. From turn 1 to 4, Soldiers spawn from the northwest fort and Brigands spawn from the southwest Fort.
So lots of enemies will be coming in, which means lots of experience too.
Matthew: Surely you know that we…er…thieves, if you must, can see through fog. Follow me, everyone!
I’ll explain what Matthew says when the fog rolls in.
Hey, a knight! And this one’s on our side!
Incoming BADASS coming in.
Kent: You! You’re…Lord Wallace!
Lyn: Kent, who is this?
Kent: He used to be the commander of the knights of Caelin.
Sain: Aren't you supposed to be retired? I heard you were sowing fields now.
Wallace: I am, and I was. Then I received orders from Lord Lundgren. I was told to capture an imposter and a pair of rogue knights.
Kent: Lord Wallace! Surely, you don't believe us to be oathbreakers, do you?
Wallace: Bring me the girl that claims to be Madelyn's child.
Sain: What are your intentions?
Wallace: If I don't like what I see, I will take her.
Kent: We will prevent you.
Wallace: You? Prevent me? You must be--
Lyn: Enough! I'm right here! I am Lyndis.
Lyn: I'll understand if you don't believe me. But I've had enough of you and your foolish posturing!
Wallace: Hmm... Such beautiful eyes...
Wallace: A person with eyes as bright and true as yours is no deceiver.
And when he says that line, this plays. Go listen to it. It’s awesome.
Wallace: Why, I believe I'll even join your little band of mercenaries!
Sain: Are you... Are you serious?
Even Sain can’t contemplate the awesomeness that is Wallace.
Wallace: This old bull's pledged his loyalty to Caelin. I would never allow an usurper on the throne. Let's march!
Kent: Lord Wallace! He... He hasn't changed at all.
Lyn: I like him. He's...honest.
Wallace: It looks as though it's time to take up arms once more. Gin! You're the tactician of this group, correct? What are my orders?
So now the game pushes us to promote Wallace. Basically, any unit over level 10 can be promoted using that class’s promotion item. Doing so will reset that unit’s level back to 1 and change their class, but almost all their abilities will improve, such as stats, movement speed, weapon usage, etc. Wallace here is level 12, so he’s eligible for promotion. Mind you, it’s a very VERY bad idea to promote right as you hit level 10 because you’ll be effectively losing 10 levels to gain stats with.
Wallace: Ha ha haaa! So you’ve noticed my knight crest, have you? You’ve eyes like an eagle, my friend! Once I used the crest, I’ll be even stronger! A terrifying thought, isn’t it? Ha ha ha haaaa! What are you waiting for? Order me to use the knight crest!!!
And we do so.
Wallace starts off as a silly little knight…
…and turns into this AWESOME suit of armor.
Harder, better, faster, stronger!
Wallace: Ha ha ha haaaa! Look! A giant walks among you! My defense is impenetrable! Come, break your weapons against me!
Let’s take a look at Wallace now!