The former commander of the kingdom's soldiers. Born into a military family, and polite. In addition, practices graceful sword techniques that show no openings; for this reason, he also instructed the Prince on his sword. But aiming for even greater heights, he passed on his position to his subordinate Julian, and left on a training journey to other places. At present, Crave concentrates on actual combat as a mercenary. He's close enough to Julian to go drinking with him often.
*When you explain why you called him, Crave is confused at first, and replies shyly.*
Am I really worthy of this?
*You tell him he certainly is, and he slowly begins sipping his drink.*
By the way, thank you for joining me for sword training recently. You are as skillful as I expected.
*Gazing at his sword, Crave finally begins speaking animatedly. He may have lost in training, but his skills were a thing to behold.*
No, I have a long a way to go. I have to get better and help make a world were people can live in peace.
*His expression is serious, just like when you crossed swords, as he peers at his glass.*
I go on patrol in neighbourhoods now and then, and I find myself counting the lights lighting up the households. When I saw the number of lights increasing day by day, it made me happy. It felt like our dreams were really taking shape.
*Many soldiers are losing their lives for the country. Crave probably feels that loss even more keenly than you. Maybe he's even counting them along with the house lights.*
If only those lights could spread from here to the rest of the world, the people could have the peaceful future they long for...
*Crave speaks as if in envy of the future he envisions. The battles will surely become even fiercer from here on out. And it's impossible to know if, when the fighting is all over, one will still be around.*
To the country's people, you are the dreams and the lights of this world. So I'm going to fight to defend those lights and create new ones, too.
*Crave rises from his chair and kneels on one knee.*
On my life, I swear allegiance to you.
*With that, Crave bows his head. Witnessing this, you feel as though you too see in his future a new ray of hope.*