Part 2 - Goal 1
Old Thomas: We are short on coral, on ocean clay, on reef blocks, and on... well, everything.
Ruler: Be easy, Old Thomas. We knew rebuilding the castle would not be easy.
Old Thomas: Indeed! The trek from here to the reconstruction site wreaks havoc on my joints.
Ruler: Would you have me move it closer, old friend?
Old Thomas: I suppose that is a bit unrealistic. Though, it would be nice. What if...
Greselda: What is it you think you're doing?!
Ruler: Lady Greselda, what is the meaning of this intrusion?
Greselda: I have no time for games. You must cease your work on that mermaid castle at once.
Ruler: I will do no such thing.
Greselda: You call yourself a ruler. you claim to protect your people... and yet, you meddle in affairs you do not understand!
Ruler: Perhaps if you were to enlighten me.
Greselda: you... well... you should just listen to me!
Ruler: My good lady, there is a threat against my realm. you would have me do nothing?
Greselda: I know your course seems correct, child. But mark my words... your actions hasten the very end you seek to avoid.
Part 2 - Goal 2
Old Thomas: Let's see, where was I?
Adamir: Thomas, I herd you were looking for me.
Old Thomas: Adamir! Yes, yes. Let us speak. No doubt, you have heard about recent events at court.
Adamir: I take it you mean the outburst by Lady Greselda.
Old Thomas: Indeed, it has me most troubled. The lady in question has been at times... arrogant, indifferent, even malevolent. But this time, her warning... That we may be hastening the very end we seek to avoid.
Adamir: I had not heard the details, but I agree... those works give me pause.
Old Thomas: Tell me, friend, were you finally able to return to your cloud city?
Adamir: Much has kept my attention here, I'm afraid.
Old Thomas: Might I ask a favor then, Adamir?
Adamir: Of course, Thomas!
Old Thomas: Might I accompany you, on the back of Nadina, to your home?
Adamir: You wish to visit the elf cloud cities?
Old Thomas: Indeed, there is much I wish to discuss with your elders.
Adamir: When would you like to make this trip?
Old Thomas: I'm ready now.
Adamir: I am at your service then.
Part 2 - Goal 3
Ruler: What do you mean, you cannot find him?
Thurston: I am sorry, my liege. old Thomas is not in his tower, nor the library, nor the castle...
Ruler: Paperwork is piling up, and my chief advisor is nowhere to be found?
Baron: Did someone say *chief advisor*?
Ruler: I was speaking of Old Thomas.
Baron: Really? Have I somehow fallen from your good graces, young child?
Ruler: Many, many, many times, yes.
Baron: Just as well, I thought you could use some advice. Seeing as the old man is out of town.
Ruler: What do you mean out of town?
Baron: Old Thomas has gone to visit the elves! Did he not tell you?
Ruler: ... No.
Baron: Allow me to advise in his absence, young child. I could not help but notice you have a rather large public works project underway.
Ruler: Rebuilding the Coral Castle, you mean?
Baron: Precisely. Now, what are you *charging* for this service?
Baron: You're not doing it for FREE are you? That is to say... let me put some numbers together.
Ruler: Someone find me Old Thomas. Now.
Part 2 - Goal 4
Ruler: For the last time, I'm not *charging* Princess Sirene for our help.
Baron: But you can't just... give it away!
Ruler: The princess no longer has a realm, Baron. With what would she pay us?
Baron: Perhaps on IOU... with a simple compound interest rate of...
Ruler: I've heard enough.
Baron: Fine. I will drop the subject... for now. By the way, this mermaid, do you even know that she is telling the truth?
Ruler: Why would the princess lie?
Baron: TO GET A FREE CASTLE, APPARENTLY!!
Thurston: My liege! An attack upon the reconstruction site! Several of our workers have been injured.
Ruler: You are seeing to their wounds?
Thurston: Of course, my liege.
Ruler: Thurston, when Adamir first encountered the princess he spoke of something like a serpent, smelling of death and of the sea.
Thurston: I will put soldiers on watch for it, my liege. Our workers will not again be endangered!
Part 2 - Goal 5
Ruler: Thurston, what news?
Thurston: No further attacks, my liege. Thankfully.
Ruler: How goes work on the castle?
Thurston: Steady, my liege. Thankfully.
Old Thomas: That's good to hear!
Ruler: Old Thomas! Where in the realm have you been?!
Old Thomas: Actually, I was not in the realm. I had to see the elves. I am sorry, young ruler. Perhaps I forgot to leave a note.
Ruler: A note?! I am hosting a mermaid princess...I am rebuilding a magical castle...I am guarding against attacks on our workers...The Baron badgers me ceaselessly regarding billing...And you forgot to leave a note?
Old Thomas: Is it a bad time to say we should build faster?
Ruler: ...I am sorely tempted to place you in irons. Actually, someone place *me* in irons. At least the dungeon will be peaceful!
Part 2 - Goal 6
Ruler: Old Thomas, please explain this again.
Old Thomas: Yes, young ruler. You see, in starting reconstruction on the Coral Castle...We might have inadvertently drawn the attention of the Sea Witch.
Ruler: Because as the castle grows stronger, she can sense it?
Old Thomas: Indeed. Heksa is not yet powerful enough to attack us directly...But she will send what forces she can against us.
Ruler: Like the ones against our workers.
Old Thomas: Only the beginning, I fear.
Ruler: And the sea life growing in our realm, is this too an attack?
Old Thomas: That is...something else, young ruler. Something of a side effect.
Ruler: A side effect of...?
Old Thomas: I think, perhaps, the Sea Witch is looking for something. Or someone.
Thurston: My liege! Soldiers have spotted creatures coming from the sea! Beasts of scales and claws and...And...
Ruler: What is it, Sir Thurston?
Thurston: My liege, we caught the individual responsible for summoning the beasts.
Ruler: Who is it?
Thurston: She stood along the coast, hands raised, incanting towards the waters.
Thurston: Lady Greselda.
Part 2 - Goal 7
Old Thomas: Young ruler, I would urge you...hear her reasons before you pass judgement.
Ruler: I will listen, Old Thomas. I promise no more.
Greselda: Greetings, Child.
Ruler: Lady Greselda...did you summon beasts to attack our realm?
Greselda: I did not. I would not.
Ruler: Was it you who attacked our workers?
Greselda: It was not.
Ruler: Then explain your actions.
Greselda: ...I cannot.
Ruler: What evidence speaks in your defense?
Ruler: My lady, please. Give us some reason.
Ruler: You leave me no choice then. Sir Thurston, place the Lady Greselda in irons!
Thurston: As you order, my liege.
Greselda: Oh, child. You know not what you do.