Noct, killing you as a mortal will bring me scant satisfaction. Claim the Crystal’s power. Arise as the True King. You’ve come for the boats? That’s the idea… Well, they’re not going out. And who are you? I’m an impatient traveler, ready to turn ship. Perhaps the peace treaty is to blame… “Insomnia…falls”? Huh? This your idea of a joke? “As treaty room tempers flared, blasts lit the night sky. When the smoke about the Citadel had cleared, the king was found…dead.” The hell’s going on? Where are you? Outside the city, with no way back in. Ah. “Ah”!? That’s all you have to say? What are we supposed to do? What about my dad? And Luna? Why does the news say I’m dead? His Majesty…has passed. What happened in the Crown City wasn’t some one-sided attack— Your old man waged war in there, with an eye to take them out. A king is sworn to protect his people. Yeah, but he only saved me. Shouldn’t a king protect more than just his son? How long will you remain the protected? Why couldn’t he tell me? He saw me off with a smile! They say no other is worthy… Yet here stands the Chosen King, feeble and foolish. Don’t test me. It occurs to me I never formally introduced myself. Ardyn Izunia, at your service. The Imperial Chancellor. With what strength I have, I will support Noctis. They’re not your bodyguards, they’re your brothers. Trust in ’em. The Oracle and King should stand together always… for it is they who safeguard our world. I offer you my solemn vow. On my honor as Oracle, I will not rest until the darkness is banished from our world and the Light is restored. It is in receiving mercy that men offer praise, and in shedding grace that the gods solicit worship. How could this sorry excuse pass for a king? Shut up! Don’t do this—! I get it, alright!? I get it! Then get your act together, dumbass! I ask not that you guide my wayward son, merely that you remain at his side. Wheresoever you should go, the line of Lucis goes with you. Walk tall, my son.