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The following text is an unofficial translation by fans. There may be stylistic differences with official sources and other unofficial translations.

This page contains all of Merric's paired base conversations.

Merric and Kris

First conversation

Merric: Kris, I must thank you for protecting Prince Marth thus far.

If Kris is male

Kris: Your thanks is too much. You speak of my duty after all.

If Kris is female
Kris: Your thanks is too much. I only did what you asked me, Sir Merric.

Merric: When I heard Altea had fallen, I just couldn't believe it.
Kris: Indeed, I can't believe our motherland Altea...
Merric: That happened because you guys were away. There's nothing you could have done. But at least, the prince is safe. Now that I am here, I'll devote all of my strength to our cause.
Kris: Yes, it is reassuring to have you with us, Sir Merric.

Second conversation

Merric: Kris?
Kris: Excuse me, am I interrupting you?
Merric: No, nothing of the sort. When I close my eyes like this, and feel the wind on my body... My heart becomes free and I can focus.
Kris: That reminds me; they call you the Wind Mage don't they, Sir Merric?
Merric: Yes. I suppose I acquired that name because of my mastery of Excalibur.
Kris: I see. The wind magic, Excalibur... Excalibur suits you well, Sir Merric.
Merric: I guess... But, would you be surprised if I said I didn't choose Excalibur, but rather Excalibur chose me?
Kris: Excalibur chose you?
Merric: That's right. Our teacher, Master Wendell, once gave Excalibur to me and Thoron to Arlen. I didn't receive Excalibur because I was better than Arlen. But, rather, it was because of the magic's personality.
Kris: Magic has personality?
Merric: While very rare, some magic tomes have a "will" of their own and the magic itself chooses its owner. Excalibur is one such tome. I guess Excalibur liked my personality since it chose me.
Kris: Magic choosing its user...? Now I've seen everything.
Merric: Haha. So, as you can see, I only became the Wind Mage by chance. If things had gone a little differently, then perhaps Arlen would be the one being called the Wind Mage.
Kris: I see... However, I must say, wind magic really suits you, Sir Merric. Excalibur was probably smitten by your calm disposition.

If Kris is female
Kris: Truly, no wind magic could resist your charms, Sir Merric.

Merric: Oh, that's kind of you. Thanks.

Third conversation

Kris: Sir Merric, what are your plans once this war is over?
Merric: Hmm, I haven't decided yet. Once peace comes, there are a lot of things I'd like to do. But, they'd all have to wait until after I rescue Princess Elice.
Kris: Princess Elice...
Merric: Yes, I couldn't protect her during the War of Shadows... and failed to protect her this time too. That's my greatest regret for having left Altea. This time, I'll definitely stay by her side and protect her. It was for that reason–and that reason alone–that I honed my magic. For the one... I really wish to protect... For Princess Elice.

If Kris is male
Kris: I'll assist you, Sir Merric. Let's rescue the princess as soon as we can.
If Kris is female
Kris: ...So you love the princess that much... I'll do my best, Sir Merric. Let's rescue the princess as soon as we can.

Merric: You have my thanks!

Merric and Linde

First conversation

Linde: Huh? Where's my magic tome...? I was sure I left it here.
(Merric appears)
Merric: Sorry, Linde. I borrowed it for a bit.
Linde: Aha, that makes sense. But, you do know that magic tome can only be used by women, right?
Merric: That's why I borrowed it. As I thought, I couldn't use it... How strange. I wonder why? Your father... Pontifex Miloah was able to wield Aura, right?
Linde: ...Father once told me. Advanced tomes have restrictions on who can use them, based on who created and inherited them.
Merric: ...I see. So you mean to say the condition to use a magic tome isn't necessarily just gender. I wonder how these user restrictions are set into place...
Linde: There are many things about magic that remain unexplained. It seems the more you learn about magic, the less you understand it.
Merric: Indeed. I've been studying magic for as long as I remember, but all the answers I find lead to more questions. Oh right. If you're interested, there's something I'd like you to read. Well, it's an unfinished thesis, but...
Linde: Wow... You're writing a thesis? You really study hard, Merric. Of course I'd like to read it!
Merric: Great. Don't forget to tell me what you think about it, later.

Second conversation

Linde: Say, why did you decide to become a mage, Merric?
Merric: Huh...? Why do you ask?
Linde: Isn't Altea well-known for its court knights? Even in the palace, mages from Altea were quite rare. Besides, I hear you're an Altean noble. Didn't you consider becoming a knight?
Merric: Well, I've always preferred reading books over exercising my body. Many around me expected me to become a knight, so I heard all sorts of things when I decided to study in Khadein... But, Prince Marth and Princess Elice were different. They supported my dream of becoming a mage. I might have given up if not for them...
Linde: ...So that's why you and Prince Marth are so close.
Merric: Yes, Prince Marth really saved me. If what I've learned so far might be of use to him, then I'll follow him anywhere, anytime.

Third conversation

Linde: Hello, Merric... Oh, what's that?
Merric: Hmm... This is a charm that Princess Elice gave me when I went to study in Khadein. She said it'd bring me good luck.
Linde: Princess Elice... I'm sorry that had to happen. I just hope that she's safe.
Merric: Princess Elice is very kind. In the previous war, she sacrificed her own safety to save Prince Marth. And in this war, she...
Linde: I'm sure she's alright, Merric. Don't look so depressed...
Merric: Sorry, I made you worry. Princess Elice is special to me, so I can't control myself sometimes.
Linde: Special... I see...
Merric: What's wrong, Linde?
Linde: No, it's nothing. Come on, cheer up. You're only going to drag your performance down in this state.
Merric: Thank you, Linde. You're right... Worrying will get me nowhere. All I can do now is to walk forward.