When the being of darkness closed upon us, you appeared to me the spitting image of Haldrath the Dragonseye, just as he is depicted in the holy scriptures.
I thought that mayhap the years had taken their toll on my mind, but behold─the Soul of the Dragoon shines as it never did in all the years I bore it.
It would seem you have achieved that which was thought impossible: you have awakened to the ability that none but the first Azure Dragoon possessed.
Truly, a momentous achievement. I can still scarce believe that you were able to summon the selfsame drachen mail worn by Haldrath! To think that it had been sealed within the soul crystal all this time...
I have borne witness to many and more wonders over the years, yet none compares to you, my young dragoon. Could it be that you are...?
Ahem. Mark not my mutterings. I am certain that it was your indomitable sense of justice that resonated with the spirit of the first Azure Dragoon, prompting him to bestow the armor upon you. Yes, that is doubtless what happened.
As the being of darkness faded, so too did Nidhogg's aura subside. And now his kind have ceased their stirring. Whether this was compelled by your awakening, I cannot say. I suspect we will learn the truth of it eventually.
Estinien, my dear boy... Whatever becomes of him, he will ever be as a son to me.
I pray that he is somewhere out there still...and that he has not wholly forgotten the great man he once was.
When that darkness brushed against me, the selfsame torrent of emotions swept over me as those I experienced twenty summers past.
But there was something else besides. There was a voice, and it lamented the rift that divides dragons and men.
You will come to comprehend what I speak in due time. Till then, Forename
, I pray that you will ever use your newfound strength in the name of justice.