Verdant Wind

Verdant Rain Moon

Fódlan's New Dawn

Narration Edit

With the destruction of Shambhala, the ambitions of those who slither in the dark are forever shattered. However, Rhea has suffered grievous injuries in the aftermath. Yet certain mysteries remain unsolved, so Claude and the others approach Rhea, who is now confined to her room due to her wounds.

Event: The King of Liberation Edit

Star Terrace | Daytime

  • Rhea: I am happy to see you two…
  • Claude: Sorry to interrupt your rest. But there are some things that we absolutely must ask you.
  • Rhea: It seems I do not have much time left. I do not intend to hide anything any longer.
  • Byleth:
  • Claude: Rhea… I have to ask. You're the Immaculate One, aren't you? If what I'm thinking is correct, that's what the children of the goddess is referring to. In other words, you—
  • Rhea: I am the last child of the progenitor god. A long time ago, the progenitor god came from somewhere far away and descended upon this continent. She changed her form to resemble that of a human, and gave her own blood to birth her children. The progenitor god and her children shared knowledge and skills with the people of the land. Together, they built a prosperous civilization. But the humans turned their backs on the teachings of the progenitor god and engaged in senseless wars. Eventually people began to think of themselves as gods and challenged the progenitor god herself to battle. The land was scorched in the war that ensured and the majority of humans were annihilated. I believe that those who slither in the dark are the descendants of those who retreated beneath the ground during that time.
  • Claude: So they had been waiting all that time for their chance at revenge…
  • Rhea: It took the progenitor god an astonishing amount of time to revive the ravaged world. But eventually, the continent found peace again, and the progenitor god, having fulfilled her duty, fell into a long slumber in the Holy Tomb. The children who stayed behind built a settlement in Zanado to protect the Holy Tomb as they quietly lived out their lives. But then…Nemesis appeared, bringing tragedy along with him. Even now I cannot forget the sight…of that massive canyon, painted red with blood… I was never able to forgive those who proudly wielded weapons crafted from the corpses of my brethren. I was the only survivor of Zanado, and all I could do was wander across Fódlan clinging to my desperate desire for revenge. I called myself Seiros, fostered the founding of the Empire, and prepared to oppose Nemesis and his followers.
  • Claude: Unbelievable…
  • Rhea: I put Zanado behind me to gather the remaining children who were scattered across Fódlan… Finally, we killed Nemesis on the Tailtean Plains, and I took back the Sword of the Creator.
  • Claude: Let me get this straight… Saint Seiros…is you?! You're kidding me, right?

(A male Knight of Seiros enters.)

  • Knight of Seiros: Professor. Claude. There's something you need to hear right away…
  • Rhea: If you have something to report, do so at once. There is no need to let my presence worry you.
  • Knight of Seiros: As you wish… We're receiving a constant stream of express messengers from cities to the east. They claim that an unidentified military force is attacking and that there have already been a large number of casualties.
  • Claude: What?!
  • Knight of Seiros: The reports indicate that the cities and towns along the East Gronder Thoroughfare in the old Hrym territory have already been destroyed. Some villages were razed completely, leaving no survivors…
  • Claude: Damn it! Did they come from Shambhala? Could it be that there were some remnants of that wicked group hiding there?
  • Rhea:

(Hilda and a female Knight of Seiros enter.)

  • Knight of Seiros: I have a report! The unidentified military force has crossed the Great Bridge of Myrddin! Alliance forces met them in battle, but it seems they have already broken through!
  • Claude: They've already made it so far. Is Count Gloucester unharmed?
  • Hilda: The count is fine, but apparently my brother joined with reinforcements and was gravely injured…
  • Claude: You mean to tell me they easily got past a general as skilled as Holst?
  • Hilda: They say the enemy general has a weapon that resembles the Sword of the Creator. Even my brother was powerless to stop him…
  • Byleth: The Sword of the Creator?
  • Claude: That's not possible…
  • Knight of Seiros: The enemy forces are flying a banner bearing the Crest of Flames as they continue their march west along the Airmid River.
  • Rhea:
  • Knight of Seiros: We believe they're marching toward Garreg Mach. We are preparing to meet them in battle.

(Hilda and the two Knights of Seiros leave.)

  • Rhea: A weapon that resembles the Sword of the Creator… and banner bearing the Crest of Flames… There is only one explanation. The one leading the enemy force…is Nemesis himself.
  • Claude: Nemesis? That Nemesis? Do you really think the ancient King of Liberation has been brought back to life?
  • Rhea: Perhaps the seal was broken when Shambhala fell… An incredible power that we children cannot hope to match dwells within the blood of the progenitor god. Nemesis obtained that blood, so it would not surprise me if that were the case.
  • Claude: The blood of the progenitor god… That's right, he did take the remains from the Holy Tomb, didn't he…
  • Rhea: From the blood of the progenitor god, Sothis, he acquired the Crest of Flames. From her bones and heart, he crafted the Sword of the Creator.
  • Claude: The Sword of the Creator is made from her bones and heart?
  • Rhea: The heart of Sothis is the Crest Stone that was placed in the Sword of the Creator. The same is true of the Crests of the 10 Elites and the other Crest Stones… They were born of the blood and hearts of the progenitor god's children. Those who slither in the dark created them. Stole them. Sothis never gifted that power to the humans.
  • Claude: The Crests of the 10 Elites, the Crest Stones, and the Heroes' Relics… I can't believe those who slither in the dark made them all. And after that, Nemesis used the Sword of the Creator to massacre all of the progenitor god's children in Zanado… In other words, the citizens of Zanado were killed by weapons made from the remains of their brethren… How atrocious. But I don't get it… The Sword of the Creator that Teach wields doesn't have a Crest Stone. So how is Teach able to wield its full power?
  • Rhea: The Crest Stone of the progenitor god…dwells within your professor.
  • Claude:(Shocked expression)
  • Rhea: After I battled with Nemesis as Saint Seiros, I reclaimed the heart of Sothis. I wanted to use that heart to…resurrect her. Even though I had to do some…questionable things to achieve that goal, I wished to see Sothis…my mother…once more.
  • Byleth: You placed her heart in me?
  • Rhea: Yes. I believed that if I could resurrect my mother, I could regain all that had been lost…
  • Claude: So…that's the truth of it.
  • Rhea: I suspected that your body housed the consciousness of Sothis. Those suspicions were correct. And yet, she merely gave you her power and vanished… My dearest wish did not come true… But you did inherit the power of the progenitor god. Now, you must use that power to defeat Nemesis once and for all. Fódlan's blood-stained history…must end.

Base of OperationsEdit


Alois Edit

(Knight's Hall)
To think…

  • Alois: We thought we'd taken down the mastermind of this war, and then the Fell King Nemesis shows up! Well, no matter what evil creatures we have to face, this old soul will keep defending Garreg Mach. Not only Garreg Mach. Also Lady Rhea. Also you. I think Jeralt would be saying the same kind of thing if he were here right now.

Annette Edit

We must defend the peace of Fódlan!

  • Annette: Is Lady Rhea OK? She was quite weakened to start, and then she took all those heavy injuries… I don't want to imagine it, but what will happen if Lady Rhea passes away like this?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: We'll cross that bridge if we come to it.
    • Choice 2: I'm sure she'll be fine. (Relationship up)
  • Annette:
    • Response 1: I suppose you're right.
    • Response 2: Yes. I'm praying every day that she'll get as well as soon as possible.
  • Annette: Come what may, we should all combine our talents and defend the peace of Fódlan!

Ashe Edit

(Cardinal's Room)
Nothing to do but fight.

  • Ashe: The King of Liberation wakes after a thousand-year slumber. Feels like I'm living a nightmare.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I feel the same way. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: We must accept it.
  • Ashe:
    • Response 1: You too? I hope you're not following my lead on this one, Professor!
    • Response 2: I know you're right, but it still doesn't feel real.
  • Ashe: Maybe this Nemesis who's attacking us isn't even the real thing. Either way, the damage and death he's causing are real enough. I will fight to protect those who need it.

Bernadetta Edit

(Dormitory - 1F)

  • Bernadetta: The King of Liberation? The Fell King? His name is Nemesis, right? And he was hidden away for over a thousand years. Wow, that's a really long time all to himself… But that doesn't make him worth admiring, no matter how much I envy him!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You really envy him?
    • Choice 2: You'd like to be shut away for a thousand years? (Relationship up)
  • Bernadetta: Um. Maybe. Is that a trick question?

Balthus Edit

(Burrow Street)
I'll avenge him!

  • Balthus: In the end, I guess it's a good thing Holst isn't joining us… If Nemesis could rough up my buddy that bad, he must be tough as hell.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Do you think we can win?
    • Choice 2: We'll win no matter what. (Relationship up)
  • Balthus:
    • Response 1: Between the two of us, we can't lose. Not to mention our allies. We've escaped death, and we'll do it again.
    • Response 2: Damn straight! Between the two of us, we can't lose. Not to mention our allies. Death has nothin' on us.
  • Balthus: I swear to avenge Holst! Huh? He doesn't have to be dead to be avenged. Don't play semantics with me!

Catherine Edit

(Training Grounds)
I'm so angry!

  • Catherine: I try not to think about what would happen if Lady Rhea were harmed. I can't bear the thought of it. I'm not sure why the Fell King Nemesis picked right now to come back to life. But it makes me angry, that's for sure! Let's kick him back down into the dirt, where he belongs.

Claude Edit

(Officers Academy)
The final battle…

  • Claude: Huh… What a magnificent tale! It's enough to make your head spin. Rhea's real identity is Saint Seiros, and the one who attacked us was Nemesis, the King of Liberation! On top of that, you've got the heart of the goddess in you! My flabber is completely gasted right now. But now isn't the time for standing around in disbelief. Nemesis has made it this far for a reason. If we aren't victorious, that's it for Fódlan's new dawn. The world will forever be shrouded in darkness… This is the final, FINAL battle. Finally. My friend… Please give it your all out there!

Constance Edit

(Burrow Street)
The world shall know my power!

  • Constance: I won't allow my—pardon, OUR dream to be snuffed out by one who should be long dead! The coming battle will demonstrate to all the world the power that I, Constance von Nuvelle, wield!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You sound eager.
    • Choice 2: I look forward to that. (Relationship up)
  • Constance:
    • Response 1: And why wouldn't I be? It is by these deeds that the world will know my name—er, will know peace!
    • Response 2: You shall know it when you see it! Ahahaha!

Cyril Edit

(Cardinal's Room)
I'll protect Lady Rhea!

  • Cyril: I hear some super strong and evil fellas are after Lady Rhea. She just barely made it back to Garreg Mach, and then this has to go and happen? I'll protect Lady Rhea as best I can, and you're gonna do the same thing, aren't ya, Professor? Yeah, I know you will! Cut 'em down, Professor! Get every last one of those guys!

Felix Edit

(Reception Hall)
He'll be a worthy opponent.

  • Felix: The Fell King Nemesis. Hmph. I imagine he'll be a worthy opponent. How many foes have tasted my blade? He will be an excellent finale. We will be victorious, Professor.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Yes, we will!
    • Choice 2: Calm down.
  • Felix:
    • Response 1: Splendid. Let's do it.
    • Response 2: I'm perfectly calm, thank you.

Ferdinand Edit

(Dining Hall)
May there be peace in Fódlan!

  • Ferdinand: The javelins of light that destroyed Fort Merceus… They are what destroyed Shambhala. They were trying to shroud the city in darkness. Perhaps they were planning to swallow us up in that same darkness. Maybe the javelins of light were a signal to Nemesis. To awaken him from his long slumber. What do you think, Professor?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I think you're exactly right. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: I think you're way off the mark.
  • Ferdinand:
    • Response 1: Yes, indeed. I have done some good pondering here.
    • Response 2: Oh! Really? Hm. Maybe I got a couple of things wrong, but I thought I was pretty close…
  • Ferdinand: If we keep up this momentum, we will be able to take down Nemesis and restore peace in Fódlan.

Flayn Edit

(Third Floor)
Hey! Professor!

  • Flayn: Please keep quiet. Rhea is sleeping right now. She does not appear to be very well. I beg of you, please do everything you can to prevent an assault from Nemesis.

Hanneman Edit

(Second Floor)
Shambhala… Fascinating…

  • Hanneman: Shambhala… An underground city with an entirely different lineage than the goddess? Shame phenomena, driven by a source totally alien to the Crests that we understand. Most unsettling! Could it be magic? Some manner of technology? I would like to know the truth of it all. Very much so. I want to know their history, their knowledge. Why do you suppose they chose this place to occupy?
  • Byleth: Well, I don't know.
  • Hanneman: I intend to carry out multiple excavations around the city. There is so much to learn! Yet first we face battle with a king who has defied time. Hmm, yes. The excavations can wait, I think.

Hapi Edit

(Fishing Pond)

  • Hapi: … …
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What are you doing? (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: Are you all right?
  • Hapi:
    • Response 1: What does it look like? I'm meditating.
    • Response 2: Nope. That's why I'm meditating.
  • Hapi: Just when I think the war is over, it starts right back up again. This is the second time that's happened. Meditating is all I can do to hold myself together right now.

Hilda Edit

(Second Floor)
Big brother!

  • Hilda: My big brother challenged Nemesis. He knew he couldn't win. He just did it so that his friends could escape. He emerged from the battle with a terrible injury. It's a miracle he didn't die.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm glad he made it. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: That was so noble of him.
  • Hilda:
    • Response 1: Yeah. Me too.
    • Response 2: Well, maybe he should have been a little less noble. When you're dead, you're dead.
  • Hilda: Dying to save someone else…seems to defeat the purpose. I wouldn't do it. He's alive, and in spite of myself, I'm really proud of him.

Ignatz Edit

I got the gist of it.

  • Ignatz: I got the gist of it from Claude. Those who slither in the dark… They seem to be descended from humans who were forced deep underground after the goddess defeated them.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That's what I heard. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: Is that right?
  • Ignatz: They were trying to wipe out the goddess and her followers in hopes of taking back the surface. That's why they called themselves saviors. To their mind, they were.

Ingrid Edit

(Officers Academy)
Even when the fighting is over…

  • Ingrid: Shambhala is destroyed. But are they vanquished entirely, I wonder… Just as Kronya took Monica's form, perhaps there are some others living above ground.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I don't know.
    • Choice 2: Quite possibly. (Relationship up)
  • Ingrid: Once this battle is over, I still have much to see to. But right now, I should focus on the task at hand. On Nemesis. As long as Nemesis stands, both my future and the future of Fódlan hang in the balance.

Judith Edit

(Knight's Hall)

  • Judith: Did you hear? Our enemy is Nemesis. Unbelievable. It sounds so crazy, but there's no laughing it off. We must make our move before they reach the monastery.

Leonie Edit

(Second Floor)
I hope Captain Jeralt's watching…

  • Leonie: So, we're defending Fódlan's future, huh? Kind of makes my mercenary ambitions feel pretty small. So I'll think about my promise to Captain Jeralt to protect you instead. That'll be my reason to fight.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Thank you. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: That works.
  • Leonie: If I can get you through this in one piece, that's just as good as defending Fódlan's future, isn't it? I just hope he's watching.

Lorenz Edit

(Entrance Hall)
It falls to me…

  • Lorenz: A sudden invasion from Nemesis has plunged the Alliance territories into complete disarray. Against such overwhelming strength, my father and his forces had no choice but to retreat.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Wise decision. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: I'm glad he's survived.
  • Lorenz: It was certainly prudent for him to avoid a fruitless death. But as things stand, he will not leave much of an impression on history. So that falls to me. I will do all that I can—for the future of Fódlan, and the glory of House Gloucester!

Lysithea Edit

(Cardinal's Room)
We must destroy them in the next battle.

  • Lysithea: It seems there are some Shambhala loyalists in Nemesis's forces. As long as they're around, we can expect them to continue with their cruel experiments.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: We must win.
    • Choice 2: Let's wipe them out, then. (Relationship up)
  • Lysithea: Yes. We have to. It's the only way to ensure nobody else will go through what I went through. We must obliterate them in the next battle. It's the only recompense for Edelgard's death.

Manuela Edit

(Cardinal's Room)
The way things are going…

  • Manuela: Life can be tough, you know? But if you've got your friends to help you through, it can be a lot easier. Maybe you butt heads sometimes…but that's OK. That's how you build bonds, right? And I've got friends, Professor. Plenty of those. It's true love that seems to have passed me by.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You should relax.
    • Choice 2: There's still hope. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 3: Time to give up?
  • Manuela:
    • Response 1: Relax? I'm relaxed.
    • Response 2: But where is my true love to be found? Where is my ray of hope?
    • Response 3: Yeah… I'm starting to figure that's the most realistic option.

If Byleth is male:

  • Manuela: At this point, you're the only man who pays attention to me. I guess I'll have to take what I can get.

Marianne Edit

Just a little further…

  • Marianne: Just when we thought we'd made it to the end, another enemy approaches… Can we be sure this battle is the last one?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I don't know.
    • Choice 2: This is it, I think. (Relationship up)
  • Marianne:
    • Response 1: Of course, there's no way to really know what will happen.
    • Response 2: I think you're right.
  • Marianne: Just a little further to the end. Come on, Professor. We have to win!

Raphael Edit

(Dining Hall)
Have you heard?

  • Raphael: Hey, Professor! Have you heard from Claude? He says he's gonna throw a feast if we win the next battle! Enough food to clean out the stores!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That sounds great! (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: So what?
  • Raphael: So I'm super motivated to win! I'm gonna train every muscle I got! I'm coming for you, Nemesis! I'm coming for you, feast!

Seteth Edit

(Third Floor)
You have our unwavering support.

  • Seteth: Before the monastery was completed, there was a massive battle on the Tailtean Plains. In that battle, the warrior Seiros defeated the Fell King Nemesis and reclaimed the bones and heart of Sothis. Those make up the divine sword that you wield, and the Crest that you bear. Now, Rhea…Seiros…lies helpless. The only one who can defeat this so-called King of Liberation is the inheritor of divine power. You have our full and unwavering support. Only you can do this. Please, save this world.

Shamir Edit

(Training Grounds)
Out they come…

  • Shamir: Ghosts rising up from the ancient ruins… Heh… No matter how hard we push back, they don't stop coming. They're persistent. I'll give them that.

Yuri Edit

(Burrow Street)
Who could see that coming?

  • Yuri: Throughout my life, I'm always calculating—always trying to suss out what will happen next. But this? I never could've figured Nemesis rising from his grave and coming to kill us all. Who'd have figured, you know?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: It's quite a surprise… (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: I figured that.
  • Yuri:
    • Response 1: Then again, if I were able to predict everything, life would be a drag. I intend to lean into the chaos, heh heh.
    • Response 2: Cute. But not that cute right now. Anyway, we're backed into a corner, so may as well make the most of it, yeah?

Gatekeeper Edit

I'm on high alert today!

  • Gatekeeper: Professor! I just have to say thanks! For everything! I'm on high alert today, so don't you worry about a thing. This mysterious military force approaching Garreg Mach… Is it true that Nemesis is with them?! It was Nemesis who led the 10 Elites against Saint Seiros. It's the stuff of legend. But this time, he won't have the 10 Elites on his side. Right? He won't, right?!

Alliance Knight in the Cardinal's Room Edit

We must stop the enemy…

  • Alliance Knight: Fódlan is essentially no more… We have nothing standing between us and Nemesis. If we're defeated, the whole land will be in great danger. We have no choice but to stake our lives on stopping the enemy.

Churchgoer in the Entrance Hall Edit

How could this happen?

  • Churchgoer: Lady Rhea was injured? How could such a thing happen? Wasn't she supposed to be resting? I can't believe she'd put herself in danger by going into battle in that state… Oh, Goddess… Please save Lady Rhea…

Churchgoer in the Reception Hall Edit

Will it ever end?

  • Churchgoer: Just when I thought bringing the Empire down would end the war, you had to fight where? Against whom? Everyone's all abuzz again… Could another conflict already be looming? Will this war ever end…

Knight of Seiros in the Reception Hall Edit

We have to prepare for battle!

  • Knight of Seiros: I can hardly believe we're going to go up against Nemesis… Unfortunately, my doubt won't change the situation. There's nothing for it but to prepare for battle! We must protect Lady Rhea!

Merchant in the Reception Hall Edit

Please be victorious!

  • Merchant: A turning point in history can also be a chance for profit… At least, that's what I thought. But it's not working out that way. And now we have Nemesis to contend with. I can't catch a break! For our sake, please be victorious. If you lose, everything we've worked so hard for will have been for nothing.

Merchant in the Marketplace Edit

  • Merchant: I thought I'd be able to move a lot of merchandise with a big sale, to commemorate the beginning of the new age of peace. But until you've taken care of Nemesis, I'm just going to have to maintain my usual prices…

Monk in the Cathedral Edit

A new sovereign for a new state…

  • Monk: Once Lady Rhea is fully recovered, she will resume her role as the archbishop of the church. Once she's in her rightful place, we'll need a sovereign to lead all of Fódlan. I think you or Claude would be ideal.

Soldier in the Entrance Hall Edit

My family…

  • Soldier: I thought there was no reason to fight anymore… That was a bit naive, I suppose. I guess it will be a while before I can see my family again. But it's worth it for the sake of Fódlan's future!

Soldier in the Training Grounds Edit

I'll give my all!

  • Soldier: I thought the fighting was over…but it seems I will have the honor of fighting beside you a while yet. I may just be a humble soldier, but I will give everything I have for the defense of Fódlan!

Abysskeeper at Abyss' Entrance Edit

I want to live!

  • Abysskeeper: Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report. A nosy little bird told me some undead jerk is coming to attack us. That's just silly, though. Puuure silly. On a personal note... I'm, uh, chewing on an idea. Marriage. I'm thinking of getting hitched! If I do... I may have to move up top. I'd like to leave this place on my own two feet, not in a body bag. I want to live! For her. So... please win this one, Professor. Do it for all of us.

Girl in Chrysalis Row Edit


  • Girl: I came here with my grandpa, but then he fell down and now he's not moving anymore. Did my grandpa die? I dunno what to do.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Where is your father?
    • Choice 2: Where is your mother?
  • Girl: My mommy and daddy went to a field. They're still not back yet...

Cemetery Edit

With a decisive battle ahead, Byleth visits the cemetery.

(Scene of Byleth standing before their parents' grave.)

  • Jeralt: Sorry… It looks like…I'm going to have to leave you now. (groans) One day, I hope you'll give this ring to someone you love as well as I love her.
  • Byleth: (Someone I love…)

Mission: For the Freedom of Fódlan Edit

Shambhala has fallen, but a mysterious army has emerged from its ruins, bearing the Crest of Flames on its banner. Leading this force is Nemesis, the King of Liberation, presumed dead for a thousand years.

  • Suggested Level: 42
  • Victory Condition: Defeat all enemy commanders.
  • Defeat Conditions:
    • (Casual Mode): All of your units fall in battle.
    • (Classic Mode): Claude or Byleth fall in battle.

On the World Map Edit

A military force bearing the Crest of Flames on its banner marches west to Garreg Mach from Shambhala, attacking nearby cities along the way. Rhea informs the Alliance that the enemy's general is none other than the ancient Fell King Nemesis. And so the Alliance army prepares for their final battle, hoping to put an end to Fódlan's blood-stained history.

Event: For Fódlan's Future Edit

Meeting Room | Daytime

  • Claude: What's the plan, my friend?
  • Byleth: We will defeat Nemesis.
  • Claude: I thought you'd say that. And of course, I'll be joining you. What about the rest of you? Our enemy is a monster of legend. As always, there's not a shred of proof that we can win.
  • Lorenz: A foolish inquiry, Claude. I must finish what my father started…
  • Hilda: Started? Your father ran away before the battle even began.
  • Lorenz: I…well. All the more reason why I, as his heir, cannot flee now!
  • Hilda: I'm in. I need to get back at him for hurting my brother. I'm not going to let him get away with it!
  • Ignatz: Wow… Hilda's serious about this!
  • Lysithea: I too will fight until the end. I wish to protect Fódlan's future.
  • Leonie: I feel the same as Lysithea. It would hardly be fitting for Captain Jeralt's apprentice to bow out now. I'll show them everything he taught me.
  • Marianne: I…I will give it my all as well! For the professor, for Claude, and for all of you who helped make me as strong as I am now!
  • Raphael: I'm in too! And when we're done, I'm gonna eat tons of steak to celebrate!
  • Ignatz: This truly is the final battle… At this point, you shouldn't have to ask, Claude. You know we're with you.
  • Claude: I do know that, Ignatz. But I had to ask just to make sure.
  • Judith: Heh. Look at how reliable you kids have become. You've trained them well, Professor. This Nemesis guy should be arriving soon. Is everyone ready?
  • Claude: It's finally time.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I won't let us lose.
    • Choice 2: I won't let any of you die.
    • Choice 3: Let's win this… Together!
  • Claude: I'm on board with that. Let's all make it through this alive. Let's defeat this dusty old King of Liberation and put an end to this history of lies. Once we've done that, there'll be nothing holding us back. A new and brighter age will begin. Let's go, my friend! Fódlan's new dawn awaits!

Battle: For the Freedom of Fódlan Edit

Introduction Edit

  • Claude: Nemesis is here…and with more soldiers than expected.
  • Hilda: A swamp, huh? But there’s something about it… It looks odd somehow.
  • Agarthan Soldier: Agh! Can’t…breathe…
  • Odesse: He should not have done that… Be careful. The water is poisonous to the living.
  • Claude: It looks like we’d better not get near that swamp… Try to avoid it during the fight!

(First confrontation with an Elite)

  • Claude: Huh?! I think they’ve got some sort of magical link with Nemesis…
  • Marianne: Could the magic be protecting him?
  • Claude: Not sure, but we’d better take out his 10 commanders before taking him on.

(Enemy Phase One)

  • Nemesis: Seiros! I will kill you! Do not get in my way!
  • Claude: So, that's Nemesis… You're a crusty old bastard, you know that?
  • Nemesis: All those who stand in my way…will be destroyed!
  • Raphael: Wah! Watch out, Claude! They're coming for us!

Claude Edit

(If anyone attacks Nemesis and at least one of the 10 Elites is still alive)

  • Claude: No effect!? So Nemesis is... invincible...

(After the first Elite is defeated)

  • Claude: Nine more commanders remaining… We just killed number 10. These can’t be the 10 Elites, can they? Nah, not likely.
  • Hilda: Look! The swampland cleared! (Only if Lamine is the first of the 10 Elites to be defeated.)

(After all 10 Elites are defeated)

  • Lorenz: Professor! Claude! All the subordinates to Nemesis have been eliminated!
  • Claude: It took some doing, but now’s our chance to face off against Nemesis!

(Arrival of enemy reinforcements)

  • Claude: Agh! Demonic Beasts flying in from the south… Someone here must be able to summon them!
  • Lysithea: I sense an unusual presence. Someone may be hiding there.

(After Odesse is defeated)

(If any Agarthans are alive, they will flee the map)

  • Claude: Now he can’t call any more Demonic Beasts. Time to see off his allies.

(If all other Agarthans have been defeated)

  • Claude: Now he can’t call any more Demonic Beasts. And the remaining forces of Shambhala have been defeated too.

Vs. Riegan Edit

  • Claude: Hey… Can you speak?
  • Riegan:
  • Claude: Just puppets controlled by Nemesis… Well, they’re the strongest puppets I’ve ever known.

(Lamine defeated)

  • Ignatz: Whoa. The swampland vanished. (If he is alive at the time of the battle.)
  • Hilda: Look! The swampland cleared! (If Ignatz dies either before the battle or her defeat.)

Fighting Nemesis Edit

“Feeble creature… Prepare to die!”
—Nemesis' battle quote.

Vs. Byleth Edit

“That sword… You bear the Crest of Flames, just as I do”
—Nemesis' battle quote.

After Nemesis is defeated Edit

  • Claude: That one seemed to work… We’re almost done! Let’s go, my friend.

Movie: A New Dawn Edit

(Scene transitions to both of the armies and then zooms in to the Dark Creator Sword and Nemesis smirking. Byleth rushes at Nemesis. The two clash swords and Byleth dodges an attack from Nemesis. An arrow shoots at Nemesis, who dodges the attack.)

  • Nemesis: You are a foolish child.
  • Claude: Tough talk from a guy who's lived too long. Allow me to fix that!

(Nemesis silently stares at the two. Suddenly, he attacks them by using his sword as a whip. Byleth and Claude dodge the attack and then Byleth rushes at Nemesis, clashing swords with him, which is interrupted by Claude shooting another arrow at Nemesis which misses as Byleth dodges a swing from Nemesis's sword.)

  • Nemesis: You are all pathetic weaklings! You lack the courage to challenge me in lone combat.

(Scene transitions to Claude charging up an arrow from his bow)

  • Claude: Yet we have the strength to scale the walls between us, to reach our hands in friendship, so we can open our true hearts to one another! (Claude fires an arrow into the air)
  • Claude: That's how we win!

(Claude charges at Nemesis with a war cry, but gets knocked down. As he attempts to strike Claude, Nemesis is intercepted by Byleth, who charges with the Sword of the Creator glowing. Nemesis, in turn, charges at Byleth with the Dark Creator Sword glowing. The scene transitions to Claude, still on the ground, watching with a smile on his face. As his sword is about to clash with Byleth’s, the arrow Claude fired earlier reappears and pierces Nemesis’ arm. Byleth uses their sword to slash Nemesis across the chest as the Dark Creator Sword is broken into pieces. Nemesis falls to ground dead. As Byleth stares down at his body, the Alliance army soldiers begin to cheer over the victory. Meanwhile, the remaining members of Nemesis’ army disintegrates as Byleth looks at their sword as it fades. Claude then gets up from the ground with a smile on his face, as Byleth sheaths their sword.)

  • Claude: Future historians will refer to this day as the new dawn of Fódlan. Of that, I have no doubt.

(Byleth turns around, smiling as they reach their hand out to Claude)

  • Claude: It's up to you now Teach. As for my path...

(Claude grabs Byleth's hand and then scene ends.)

Ending Narration Edit

A rising flame was alight as the flow of time carved a new history for Fódlan. The ambitions of the Fell King Nemesis were crushed, averting what could have been the greatest crisis in the history of Fódlan. After 5 and a half years of war, a new age was set to begin. Country, faith, history...All that had once formed the order of the world was wiped clean. The heroes whose very hands saved Fódlan from a dark fate commenced with the building of a new society. The leaders of this new unified Fódlan began their walk down a seemly endless path-one toward a world that would cherish differences in race and belief, one where all life would be valued equally. Those clung to the hope that their path would not end with Fódlan—that it would someday span the seas to Dagda and beyond the Throat to Almyra...

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