Ancient Texts (古文書資料 Komonjo Shiryō lit. Old Documents Data) are a series of coded messages viewable from the Records Hall in My Castle, in Fire Emblem Fates.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Upon accessing the Records Hall in My Castle, players have the ability to view a series of coded messages under the "Ancient Texts" heading. These messages contain various plot-related prophecies and background info on the world, under a simple substitution cypher. The final text, "Monument", acts as a rosetta stone for the cypher, as it depicts the entire alphabet in order.

Please note that the final translation below contains major spoilers.

Text Translations[edit | edit source]

No. 000 Poem[edit | edit source]

A dragon neither white nor black

saw his future self

as no more than a caged beast

A dragon neither white nor black

sang three songs of prophecy

so someday his soul might be released

This text describes Anankos setting up the events of the game.


No. 001 Prophecy of Sky[edit | edit source]

In the white light

a hand reaches through

A double edged blade

cuts your heart in two

Waking dreams fade away

embrace the brand new day

This text describes the events of the Birthright campaign and is one of the verses of Lost in Thoughts All Alone.


No. 002 Prophecy of Land[edit | edit source]

Embrace the dark

you call a home

Gaze upon an empty white throne

A legacy of lies

a familiar disguise

This text describes the events of the Conquest campaign and is one of the verses of Lost in Thoughts All Alone.


No. 003 Prophecy of Depths[edit | edit source]

A burdened heart

sinks into the ground

A veil falls away

without a sound

Not day nor night

wrong nor right

for truth and peace we fight

This text describes the events of the Revelation campaign and is one of the verses of Lost in Thoughts All Alone.


No. 004 Dragons & People I[edit | edit source]

Once dragons fought against each

other using humans as pawns

They empowered their pawns

with drops of their own blood

In time the dragonblooded humans

became royalty even as the

dragons descended into beasthood

This text gives information on the history of dragons in the world of Fates. It also provides the origin of the Dragon Vein ability.


No. 005 Dragons & People II[edit | edit source]

To escape madness the dragons

threw off their mortal flesh and

became ascended spirits

They left the world to humanity

except for the few dragons who

chose to remain

This text gives information on the history of dragons in the world of Fates, including what happened to them after the degeneration.


No. 006 Bloodline 1[edit | edit source]

The white princes and princesses are

born of Sumeragi and Ikona the black

princes and princesses are born of

Garon the first prince with Katerina

the first princess with a concubine

the second prince with yet another

the second princess with another still

This text gives information on the parentage of the eight royal siblings of Hoshido and Nohr.


No. 007 Bloodline 2[edit | edit source]

The child of light kidnapped in

the dark is not of nohr blood

nor a child of the hoshidan king

The child was born of

the white queen and silent dragon

Anankos is the true father

This text gives information on the parentage of the game's main character.


No. 008 Monument[edit | edit source]

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