Gilbert reports that Imperial forces are gathering at Fort Merceus, commanded personally by Edelgard. The group decides to request reinforcements from House Charon and attempt to ally with Leicester. As the Faerghus army prepares to confront Adrestia at Gronder Field, Rodrigue discusses the Tragedy of Duscur with Gilbert and reveals that there was no evidence that Dimitri's stepmother Patricia was killed in the event. While Gilbert believes she was captured alive, Rodrigue speculates she may have had a hand in orchestrating the massacre. An allied soldier reports that the Kingdom messenger to Leicester was brutally murdered, and Byleth and Dimitri speculate that the Empire may have sabotaged their request for aid.
The next day, the Kingdom army marches to Gronder Field and confronts the Imperial and Alliance forces. A massive three-way battle ensues that will eventually come to be known as the Battle at Gronder, and Faerghus emerges victorious. As Edelgard escapes, Fleche appears and attempts to attack Dimitri. Rodrigue jumps in the way of her attack and is mortally wounded, giving Byleth the opening they need to kill her. Rodrigue asks Dimitri to find a reason to live before dying in his arms, much to the latter's horror. Afterwards, a broken Dimitri attempts to set off for Enbarr on his lonesome, but is stopped by Byleth. Byleth asks Dimitri to forgive himself for his actions up to this point.
Adrestrian Empire Edit
- Petra/Assassin (if Petra was recruited)
- Bernadetta/Sniper (if Bernadetta was recruited)
- 2x Demonic Beast
- 2x Dark Bishop
- 2x Pegasus Knight
- 7x Fortress Knight
- 5x Paladin
Leicester Alliance Edit
- Lysithea/Gremory (if Lysithea was recruited)
- Ignatz/Sniper (if Ignatz was recruited)
- Raphael/Grappler (if Raphael was recruited)
- 2x Fortress Knight
- 2x Warlock
- 2x Sniper
If the Alliance forces are triggered to advance
- Hilda/Warrior (if Hilda was recruited), appears in the north
- Leonie/Paladin (if Leonie was recruited), appears in the east
- 2x Sniper, appears with Leonie/Paladin
- 2x Pegasus Knight, appears with Hilda/Warrior
- Brave Bow - Dropped by Bernadetta/Sniper
- Lampos Shield - Dropped by Imperial Paladin
- Concoction - Carried by Hubert, Raphael, Ignatz, Lysithea, Bernadetta, Petra, Leonie, Hilda, Claude, and Edelgard. Must be stolen.
- Speed Ring - Carried by Lysithea, must be stolen.
- Master Seal - Carried by Claude and Edelgard, must be stolen.
- Chest: Umbral Steel
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.
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