Quoted from Game Master
Ophelia … joins the bards who were listening to [Elric’s] tale.

Ophelia, to Elric
But didn’t you feel … you honestly believe … foul creatures … not take advantage … et cetera.

Elric shakes his head.

Brother Darme, to group
The black dragon is a selfish, malevolent creature. Even though Bravack’s actions may have indirectly benefited me, or allowed for my continued survival, no end justifies its means.

My conscience dictates that I do my best to accomplish every good goal by the best way I can manage. If that leads me to my death, then I must accept that my time has run out. Each one of us does what we can to live as we see fit.

Quoted from Game Master
Ophelia, to Elric
But isn’t such reasoning … it sounds heroic … Would you not try … take an opportunity to survive … I cannot imagine a sane person would go as far as sacrificing himself without fearing death itself.

Elric gives Ophelia a wry smile.

Brother Darme, to Ophelia
I have fear, believe me. Sometimes, my fear is even greater than my faith.

Elric shrugs.

Brother Darme, to Ophelia
When I decided to leave the monastery, to journey outside its protecting walls and to do good in the world, I made the conscious decision to not let my fear control me. My objective is to seek out those who are struggling, those who are oppressed, those who need help, and help them.

Ophelia, to Elric
So in the end it is just a gut feeling and will power that will drive you to go to the extreme? Impressive.

Elric continues working through the night, and by daybreak he finishes finding the remaining bodies in the wreckage of the inn and separating them from the debris.

He lays out the corpses and covers the bodies with cloth. With the first part of his task complete, he unfurls his bedroll in an out-of-the-way place and collapses for a few hours of rest.

When he awoke in a few hours, he would need to gather the townsfolk to identify the fallen and perform the rites.