At the Seat of Power
|At the Seat of Power
|Hardhaigh Palace, Mor Ardain
|Required story progress
|No story requirements
At the Seat of Power is a Heart-to-Heart in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It can be found in the Throne room in Hardhaigh Palace, Empire of Mor Ardain. Viewing this Heart-to-Heart is required to unlock the fourth level of Aegaeon's Serene Heart Battle Skill.
Quiet, and resolved.
Unlike you, Brighid, I did not have past records to fall back on.
Without any data, it is difficult to feel any emotional connection either.
Therefore I know not what I had been doing, nor what my role is in the Ardainian Empire.
I can comprehend some of it by talking with you or Mòrag, but I feel sure there is much of importance I do not grasp.
Hence my plan: to ask Emperor Niall why it was that he forbade me from reading the past records.
In which case, might it not mean I have been relieved of the duty to protect His Majesty?
You always are too hard on yourself, Aegaeon.
I think Emperor Niall was hoping you would protect Alrest, and not just him.
Rather than keep someone as excellent as you cooped up in Mor Ardain...
he preferred to have you contribute to the well-being of the world at large.
He thought my knowing my past role in Mor Ardain would hinder that...
He may have thought that I should work for the good of Alrest, rather than just for the Empire?
That's why the Emperor didn't want you to know too much about your role here.
He feared if you did, it may hinder you from achieving that purpose.
I may not have been able to meet the Emperor, but just talking to you, Brighid, has given me strength.
For what it's worth, I can't wait for the day when you're back by the side of the throne.
Anyone can aid the Emperor in his duties, but to keep him safe takes someone truly special.
Up until now, I felt secure knowing that His Majesty was protected by myself, Lady Mòrag, and you.
When all is said and done, I will return to the throne room...
You and me both, Brighid. We will help see this through.
Unlike any other Heart-to-Hearts in the game, this one uses the regular dialogue box for choices, rather than the one specific to Heart-to-Hearts.