Chloe Salaman: Princess Elspeth
Princess Elspeth : [Princess Elspeth visits Galen in her father's dungeon] ... Please don't think ill of us. Father is a wise and evenhanded man. He's...
[She notices a wound across Galen's temple]
Princess Elspeth : ... What happened to you?
Galen : [sullen] Nothing. Just some of your father's... evenhandedness.
Princess Elspeth : It... it's better for everyone this way. A king must protect his people.
Galen : Naturally. Just as he protects his daughter.
Princess Elspeth : What do you mean by that? Are you referring to the lottery?
Galen : You don't have to pretend, not to me, not down here. Everyone knows how this... choosing works. The families with money, royal connections... You've participated in a lie, and you know it.
Princess Elspeth : ...I have to go now.
[she seeks out her father, who is vainly trying to make gold out of lead with Galen's amulet]
Princess Elspeth : ... Father! Did you know that some families have paid bribes to stay out of the lottery?
Casiodorus Rex : [not even looking at her] Nonsense.
Princess Elspeth : ...Have you ever kept my name off the lottery list?
Casiodorus Rex : What are you suggesting?
Princess Elspeth : Am I not exposed to the same risk as every other man's daughter?
Horsrik : There's been a loose tongue here somewhere, Sire.
Casiodorus Rex : [to Elspeth] Who fills your head with such ideas?
Princess Elspeth : [like a robot] Answer my question.
Casiodorus Rex : Please... don't... think of such things, I beg you.
Princess Elspeth : Answer me.
Casiodorus Rex : The answer is no. I - I mean, yes. Yes. You are a participant in the choosing. We have seen to that, of course. How could we not? Yes. The answer is yes.
Princess Elspeth : You're lying to me.