|What a deal!|
|Date Published||Tuesday, June 7, 2005|
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Hold up. An elf who doesn't believe in dragons? There's obviously something wrong with that...
|Sarda||You must now travel to the Isles of Cardia.|
|Red Mage||Wait, wait, wait. Hold the phone.|
Cardia is a den of dragons.
|Thief||I don't believe in dragons. They're nothing more than the externalization of society's fears.|
These phantoms are nothing but a way for unjust rulers to turn a population against its own interests.
To convince them their safety against nonexistent threats is a greater concern than their liberty. It works in Elf Land.
|Black Mage||But you've seen dragons. One made out of fire ate Red Mage.|
|Thief||Yeah, other than the real ones, I don't believe in dragons.|
|Red Mage||Still, Black Mage raises an excellent point. We're edible.|
That's pretty rotten motivation for us to go there.
|Sarda||I could say it's your destiny. That the fate of the world is written with your every deed.|
Or I could inform you that the ship is on autopilot and I'll fill your lungs with taffy if you mess with it.
|Thief||Well, if you're going to put it that way.|
|Red Mage||He has a way with words.|
|Black Mage||I always wanted to die in Cardia.|
|Fighter||(staring at a shiny red button, with AUTOPILOT SHUT OFF VALVE (button)) You know what I heard? Free taffy!|