"I have need of a champion. Who among you will volunteer to serve me in this matter?"
The Throne of ChaosEdit
Starting a new game:
Richard: I have need of a champion. Who among you will volunteer to serve me in this matter?
If the player takes too long in choosing the Champion:
Richard: Well? Have you decided?
After choosing the Champion:
Richard: Excellent! Settle your affairs and attend me in the Throne Room for instructions.
Meeting the King in the Throne Room:
Richard: I tell you we must march with whatever troops can be gathered locally.
Geron: Isn't Eric mustering his White Army? Have we lost all confidence in our own military capabilities?
Richard: Eric is the finest commander in the kingdom, but he is a five-days march from here!
Dawn: As long as we have our own magic, I really don't see where we need more than the defences we already have in place.
Richard: Scotia is not an adversary to be taken lightly. Ah, [Champion's name]. Because of the threat of Scotia, I have an urgent need for the Ruby of Truth. Please, retrieve it from Roland's estate in the Southland and return it to Gladstone. Here is a key to my private library. Among the books, you will find a Magic Atlas, that should be of assistance on your journey.
Geron: Come by my office before you leave the keep, I'll give you a writ that will identify you as being on official business for his Highness.
After curing Richard in Castle Cimmeria:
Richard: I can tell by the foul stench that I must be in Cimmeria.
Paulson: Yes, my liege.
Richard: It appears that I owe you all a debt of gratitude. But, it must wait. What of Scotia? Has she been vanquished?
Baccata: Scotia is said to be in the castle. But how shall we defeat her? She has changed form to thwart us on many occasions.
Richard: Take this ring, the Shard of Truth. Legend says that only Truth can reveal the Nether Mask and foil the hag. I am too weak to join your group. I would merely slow you down.
Champion: Your Highness, how shall you defend yourself?
Richard: If you could spare a weapon, I would be grateful.
If the Champion gives a weapon to the King:
Richard: Thank you, [Champion's name]. You are a noble subject.