This is a transcription of all the party banter dialogue from Therion's Chapter 2. Currently it lacks context for each scene, but I will add those at a later time.

 

All dialogue here was transcribed using this video. You're welcome to copy/paste/use this wherever and however you want.


 So, Therion. Do you really think we'll find the dragonstone here?

 That's the question of the day, isn't it? Won't know until we ask around.

 I suppose for you, that means hanging out in the alehouse, eavesdropping for rumors and the like... If you ask me, I think it's better to just talk to people. You're more likely to get an honest answer that way. In my line of work, you can't afford to chase after every wild rumor you hear. You have to find people you can trust.

 ...Eh. Visit enough alehouses, and you learn to separate the wheat from the chaff. And in my line of work, it's not wise to make too many friends. They tend not to last.

 ...I see. I guess that means we're both cut out for our own trades.

 Heh... I guess you could say that.


 Tell me. How would you get into this building?

 An interesting query... Were it a battlefield, I would seek out the weakest flank and strike, using the element of surprise.

 Oh? Would've figured you more for a full frontal assault.

 Of course I would consider that, too, were it necessary. But either way, reaching the center of the manse would be no easy task.

 Brute force can only get you so far, eh?

 Just so. The straight way of the soldier is not always the surest, nor quickest, path. Hence, this venture is best left in your hands. I'm most eager to see your skills in action.

 Heh... Never thought I'd have an audience...


 ...Not a bad crowd, if I say so myself.

 ...Hm?

 Of course, the tavern where I used to ply my trade was far livelier. It's hard to rouse the crowd without a little...entertainment, after all.

 The quiet works for me. Especially when I need to talk shop.

 Is that so...? Still, I might as well perform one dance and lift the people's spirits...

 ...

 Hey! Where do you think you're going!?

 ...We need to keep a low profile.

 ...Hmph. Can't a girl have a little fun?


 So. How dost thou proposen to getten water from that merchant?

 Do you have to ask? You know what I do for a living.

 Thievery.

 Don't approve, do you?

 To speake truly, I doe not.

 ...Fair enough. It's no secret. What I do isn't exactly noble.

 Thou needest not defenden thyself. We aren comrades. I can putte my personal prejudices aside.

 ... Comrades, eh?

 Did I saye something odd?

 No. Never mind...


 Stealin' here, stealin' there, stealin' pretty much everywhere... Heck, you thieves sure do work hard!

 ...

 And you're one of the best, right? You gotta have a massive stash of treasure hidden away.

 Let's just say I'm prepared for retirement.

 I...I see. Anyway, one more task and our job's done! Light at the end of the tunnel, eh?

 "Our"? It's not like you're doing any thieving.

 ... (Man, talk about a tough crowd...) Anyway, when the job's done, what say we go hit the tavern?

 ... Sure. One mug...your treat.


 I swear, scholars have to be the most pigheaded folk around.

 There's some truth to... No, I'm afraid I must protest. You must understand that not all scholars are like the master here. I concede there are stubborn types obsessed with their research and blind to all else... But there are broad-minded thinkers, too, who freely seek wisdom and truth in all its forms. Like myself, for example.

 ... ...I see. Let me rephrase myself.

 By all means, my friend!

 Scholars are some of the most pompous and pedantic people I've ever had the joy of meeting.

 Now that's hardly an improvement! Allow me to make a counter-argument...

 Case in point. Now if you'll excuse me...


 So that is a dragonstone. Why, it's so beautiful...

 ...Huh. Wouldn't have thought you religious types had much interest in gems.

 I care not for material wealth, if that is what you mean. But I can sense a strange power in those stones.

 I'll have to take your word on that. It's not exactly my area of expertise. But whatever the reason, it's not a bad thing for someone like you to be interested in pretty gems.

 Whatever do you mean by that?

 I mean, most girls your age like to wear brooches and bangles, right? If you ask me, a better place for these gems would be on the wrist of a young lady like yourself.

 Wh-why... Now you're just teasing me, aren't you? Well, I think this conversation is over!

 ...Heh.

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