Third Soul Heir of Judgement (Unused) Dialogue
Player: Lost soul, do you understand what has become of you?
Player: You are in the Place Between Realities.
Player: Tell me of your greatest transgression and I will determine your fate.
Soul: … Why must I?
Soul: And who are you to hold authority over what happens to me?
Player: I am the Heir of Judgement, and it is my duty--
Soul: Your duty? Yet, you are not Death.
Soul: Tell me, Heir. How did you come to be chosen?
Player: Enough! You are to tell me of your greatest sin!
Soul: … Alright.
Soul: However, I demand to know who you really are in return.
Player: (I am not even certain about who I truly was or am.)
Player: I cannot guarantee that, for my memory is… shaken.
Player: If you insist, I will piece together as much as I can.
Player: (After meeting my former friend here, how can I treat any soul impartially now?)
Soul: Very well.
Soul: My name is Dorian. I was a soldier serving the country of Eonestria.
Dorian: As for the “transgression” you want to know…
Dorian: I betrayed my own country by choosing to save my brother.
Dorian: My brother, Kylin, was also a soldier, but he was fighting for Lespar, the opposing country.
Dorian: So we were enemies.
Dorian: In one particular battle, I was running across the battlefield, striking down any enemy soldiers I saw.
Dorian: Then I saw Kylin, trapped under rubble and injured with a broken leg.
Dorian: Per my orders, I had to put the country first.
Dorian: But in that moment, how could I?
Dorian: When my commanding officer and his battalion caught up to where I was, he saw my hesitation.
Dorian: He declared me a traitor and shot my arm before leaving both Kylin and I to die.
Dorian: In the end, both countries fell to ruin and Kylin eventually died from his injuries anyway. I couldn’t save him in time...
[Ask Dorian about his brother]
Player: How did it come that you and your brother ended up on opposite sides of the battlefield?
Dorian: Back when Eonestria and Lespar were on peaceful relations, I was selected to attend the military academy of Eonestria, one of the most-esteemed in the land.
Dorian: I accepted, but I was pained to be separated from my brother and family, who remained behind in Lespar.
Dorian: Kylin was… frail. I wasn’t expecting him to be drafted… He shouldn’t have been. I suppose the queen of Lespar was desperate though. Our home country’s trained military was small, while Eonestria’s far surpassed their numbers.
Dorian: As I had already completed combat training for the army in Eonestria, I had to fight on the frontlines.
Player: … I am sorry.
Dorian: You pity me, yet you have to be impartial.
Dorian: Eonestria would probably call me a traitor, but Kylin… he may have considered me a savior in the moment I chose to spare him.
Dorian: If only I could’ve succeeded in saving him as his brother.
Dorian: So Heir, will you judge me as a traitor to his country or a brother who tried to save his kin?
Player: (How can I truly judge you as one or the other?)
[Ask about the war]
Player: Tell me about the conflict between Eonestria and Lespar.
Dorian: What does it matter?
Dorian: I betrayed Eonestria, regardless of whether or not their cause was just.
Dorian: It didn’t matter to them that Kylin was my brother.
Dorian: I had to treat him as another enemy soldier to be slaughtered.
Dorian: … Or perhaps, you want to prove I was wrong to save my brother?
Player: (That’s not--)
Player: I just need the bigger picture.
Dorian: *sigh* If you insist.
Dorian: Eonestria and Lespar were once allies, with Eonestria acting as a protector towards Lespar.
Dorian: However, when the old king died during my first year in the army, his son assumed the throne and he started the war.
Dorian: His reasoning for targeting Lespar was that Lespar would not need Eonestria’s protection if Lespar simply became a part of Eonestria.
Dorian: The queen of Lespar refused and after failed negotiations, war broke out.
Dorian: Any hope that I could ever be with my family again was dashed.
Dorian: I had to serve Eonestria as a loyal soldier.
Player: That conviction didn’t waver until you saw your brother?
Dorian: … It wasn’t very strong.
Dorian: I tried to detach myself from Lespar and my past there, but I just couldn’t forget my family.
Dorian: Any sense of loyalty I may have had towards Eonestria crumbled when I saw Kylin injured and on the verge of death.
Dorian: I loved my brother and I couldn’t leave him like that.
[Send to the Light]
Dorian: So you believe that saving my brother negates the treason I committed against Eonestria?
Player: You chose not to forget your family or who truly mattered to you.
Player: … Unlike me.
Dorian: You were a mortal once then?
Player: I abandoned a friend to their darkness in the name of saving them.
Player: I studied for years to find a cure, but maybe… if I’d simply stayed by their side…
Player: Then I wouldn’t have lost them or everything else that mattered.
Dorian: … And yet, you were chosen to be the Heir.
Dorian: Then remember the complex nature of one’s transgression. It may not always be what you think.
Dorian: If you understand, perhaps you are a worthy Heir after all.
Player: I don’t know if I can continue as the Heir…
Dorian: You could release yourself from this role.
Dorian: Whatever you do though, I hope your further actions don’t lead to ruin.
Dorian: (Fading) I will remember your mercy in sending me to the Light though.
Player: Farewell, Dorian…
Player: Your betrayal of Eonestria may weigh heavily on your army.
Player: However, you still tried to save someone who mattered to you.
[Condemn to the Darkness]
Dorian: … As expected, betrayal to one’s country cannot be easily forgiven.
Dorian: Even if I betrayed Eonestria out of love for my brother.
Player: … You admitted to your wavering loyalty to Eonestria.
Player: (But he just wanted to protect his brother…)
Dorian: Surely, my one act of betrayal couldn’t have led to the ruin of Eonestria and Lespar!
Player: It may not have, but the simple fact is that you betrayed your own country.
Player: You were willing to surrender the lives of many people just to save one that mattered to you personally!
Player: (What am I doing?)
Player: I put my loyalty to my guild first!
Player: I wanted to save my friend from their Darkness, but all that led to was my losing everything!
Dorian: … You really are an imperfect Heir.
Dorian: Your own conviction wavers at your decision.
Dorian: But maybe I deserve this for not being able to save Kylin after sparing him.
Player: *voice shaking* T-that doesn’t outweigh your attempting to save him out of love o-or betraying Eonestria.
Dorian: You contradict yourself, Heir.
Dorian: (Fading) I will accept my fate, but I hope you understand that all I wanted was to be with Kylin as brothers again.
Player: How can I go on as the Heir of Judgement?
Player: First, Senris… And now… I very well may have misjudged Dorian’s transgression.