Narration Edit

Harpstring Moon Edit

In honor of the saints whose births or deaths took place under this moon, the people perform music once beloved by those divine beings. Whether by harp, by flute, or voice alone, joyous melodies are shared between farmers as they sew their seeds across the vast plains of Tailtean and Gronder.

Event: The Fugitive Bandits Edit

Advisory Room | Morning Edit

  • Seteth: As you have already been notified, your mission is to subdue some bandits. Our students have been learning about combat through study, but this is a precious opportunity to provide them with practical experience. The knights will support your mission and are prepared to offer their assistance if necessary. In short, this is no mock battle. You must be prepared for anything. You will receive a message from the knights when it is time to depart. Until then, use your time wisely.

(Seteth leaves)

Black Eagles route Edit

  • Edelgard: The last time we fought bandits, you saved me. Maybe I can return the favor this time.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Let's do our best.
    • Choice 2: Don't get careless.
  • Edelgard: The knights are well aware of our enemy's strength. We can count of them to keep the battlefield under control for us. It seems unlikely that we would lose. Still, let's do all we can to prepare.

Blue Lions route Edit

  • Dimitri: This will be our first true battle. I'm looking forward to fighting alongside you, Professor.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: As am I.
    • Choice 2: I'm a bit concerned.
  • Dimitri: During the mock battle, your commands were thoughtful and thorough, as was your strategy. With you on our side, I'm confident we will prevail. It seems we have some time to spare before our departure. Let's use this opportunity to prepare as best we can.

Golden Deer route Edit

  • Claude: More bandits? Not very original, Teach.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Not interested?
    • Choice 2: You need to focus.
  • Claude: Well, as long as you're with us, at least things won't be boring. In fact... It may take a turn for the interesting. And with that, I take my leave to make my final preparations.

Captain's Quarters | Daytime Edit

  • Jeralt: You seem well. Are you adjusting to life at the monastery?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I think so.
    • Choice 2: Not quite. (Relationship with Jeralt up)
  • Jeralt:
    • Choice 1 response: Oh? I didn't expect that answer. When we were mercenaries, I handled everything. Outside of battle, you didn't have much contact with people, did you? I thought being thrown into a swarm of noble brats to teach would be a bit much for you. But I guess I was wrong to worry.
    • Choice 2 response: Well, I didn't expect it would be easy on you. When we were mercenaries, I handled everything. Outside of battle, you didn't have much contact with people, did you? I thought being thrown into a swarm of noble brats to teach would be a bit much for you. It seems I was right to worry.
  • Jeralt: By the way, I heard about those bandits. Your first assignment is to take them out, right? That's fairly routine for you by now, but don't forget it's the first real taste of battle for those brats. It'll be tougher to sleep at night if you let one of your little pupils die, so stay vigilant and lead them well. I wish I could offer you my support, but Lady Rhea won't allow it. For now, I'll try to figure out what she wants from you. I don't mind you settling into your life here, but don't let your guard down. Ever.

Monastery Exploration Edit

  • Byleth: ... (A girl's voice... What could it mean?)

Edelgard Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

Mental preparation is paramount.

  • Edelgard: For some students, this will be their first time stepping onto a real battlefield. It's important that they're mentally prepared. As for me? Ha! Do I look green to you? Is there anything you wish to ask me about, regarding spending your time at the monastery or battles?
    • (Faculty Training) Edelgard: Just as students have much to learn from other students, professors can also share their knowledge with each other. You should consider seeking instruction from Professor Hanneman or Professor Manuela. I think you'll find their insight quite interesting.
    • (Recruiting) Edelgard: Which house a student is assigned to depends on where they're from. That said, each professor has their own area of expertise. So if a student is adamant about it, it is possible to switch someone from one house to another. Pending your approval, of course. If you become closer with the students by partaking in the various activities around the monastery, you'll be able to talk to them about such things.

Other routes Edit

You're quite powerful.

  • Edelgard: You're quite powerful to have beaten us in the mock battle. Such a shame you aren't leading our class...

Dimitri Edit

Blue Lions route Edit

We must brace ourselves...

  • Dimitri: We have only just arrived at the academy, and we're already being sent out to take care of bandits. It is a noble mission, but one that will likely require battle. In practice, there is little difference between a battle and a war. Even with the support of the Knights of Seiros, we must still brace ourselves for the challenge. Do you have any other questions about life at the monastery or about battle?
    • (Faculty Training) Dimitri: Just as students receive guidance from professors, professors may also guide each other. If you're interested, you should seek out Professor Hanneman or Professor Manuela.
    • (Recruiting) Dimitri: A student's house is determined by their place of origin, but naturally, each individual has their own aptitudes and interests. That said, if a student so desires and their current professor consents, they may transfer from one house to another. If you get to know the students better through the activities at the monastery, they may approach you about this.

Other routes Edit

You were exceptional.

  • Dimitri: Your performance in the mock battle was exceptional, Professor. You have inspired me to follow your example and study even more diligently. Perhaps we could train together sometime. I would love to test myself against your sword skills again.

Claude Edit

Golden Deer route Edit

Bandit hunting, eh?

  • Claude: Those bandits really didn't think things through, did they? They had to have known the knights would be after them the moment they entered the monastery's turf. Fine by me, though. I'm raring for some real combat experience. Any chance to grow is a good thing. Is there anything else you want to ask me, Teach? About living at the monastery or combat, anything like that?
    • (Faculty Training) Claude: Students aren't the only ones who have something to learn from their professors. Professors can also learn from each other. If you want to, you should try trading knowledge with Professor Hanneman or Professor Manuela.
    • (Recruiting) Claude: The house a student belongs to is determined by where they're from, but it is possible for someone to switch to a different one. Of course, that's only if the student very strongly wants to make the change and their professor is on board with it. If you do a lot of different activities around the monastery, you'll get closer to students and they may ask you about it.

Other routes Edit

Bandit hunting, eh?

  • Claude: I hear you've been tasked with hunting down bandits, right? Meanwhile, my class is stuck with a downright peaceful mission. Sounds like you'll be fighting alongside the knights too. Don't let the monastery down, Teach.

Hubert Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

This month's mission...

  • Hubert: I fully accept the necessity of real battle from time to time, but it is still a surprise to be tasked with punishing bandits without warning. It is a rather different sort of mission. It makes me wonder what the archbishop is planning...

Other routes Edit

This month's mission...

  • Hubert: I've heard your class is hunting thieves. That mission is very different from the one we were given.

Ferdinand Edit

I'll be prime minister someday...

  • Ferdinand: Do you know of the Aegir family? We have long held the position of prime minister in the Empire. The Empire's power lies with six noble families, my family foremost among them. The full explanation may be time-consuming. I can give you a moment to get ready, if you would like to take notes.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm not taking notes.
    • Choice 2: I'm ready.
  • Ferdiand: All right. I will list the six great noble families. There's Caspar's father, Count Bergliez, the Minister of Military Affairs. Then there's Linhardt's father, Count Hevring, the Minister of Domestic Affairs. Beradetta's father, Count Varley, is the Minister of Religious Affairs. Hubert's father, Marquis Vestra, is the Minister of the Imperial Household. Finally we have Duke Gerth, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and my own father, Duke Aegir, the Prime Minister. One day, I will take his place as the prime minister of the Empire. I am more talented than anyone in my class — even Edelgard. I will lead the Empire to a bright, enlightened future.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I look forward to that. (Relationship with Ferdinand up)
    • Choice 2: That sounds like wishful thinking.
  • Ferdinand: There is nothing I cannot achieve.

Linhardt Edit

Is there anywhere better than a library?

  • Linhardt: Swimming through a sea of countless books, tracking down that single sought-after volume... It's absolute bliss. How do the poor fools who spend their days sharpening swords and polishing armor find any joy in life?

Caspar Edit

Wonder what this is...

  • Caspar: Hey there, Professor! Here to check in on my training? Oh, that reminds me. I found this small cloth. It's kinda weird. Not really sure what it is, but it works great for wiping up sweat!
  • Byleth: ...

Bernadetta Edit

  • Bernadetta: Wh-what is it? I'm not doing anything!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: It's not good to just do nothing.
    • Choice 2: Hey, what's this cake doing out here? (Relationship with Bernadetta up)
  • Bernadetta:
    • Choice 1 response: I'm not bothering anybody I?
    • Choice 2 response: Cake?! Oh, come on... That's just cruel.

Dorothea Edit

Oh dear...

Male Byleth Edit

  • Dorothea: Oh, Professor... Hello. I was just looking for my-- Well, it''s like a pale blue cloth. Have you seen it?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Let's search for it.
    • Choice 2: I'll tell Manuela. (Relationship with Dorothea up)
  • Dorothea:
    • Choice 2 response: Eh? Um... OK...
    • Choice 2 response: Thank you so much.

Female Byleth Edit

  • Dorothea: Oh, Professor... Hello. Truth is, my, um, my undershirt got blown away by the wind... A-and it's not important why, it only matters that it's pale blue.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Let's search for it. (Relationship with Dorothea up)
    • Choice 2: I'll tell Manuela.
  • Dorothea:
    • Choice 1 response: Thank you so much.
    • Choice 2 response: Eh? Um... OK...

Petra Edit

Even spring here has coolness...

  • Petra: Brigid has much more warmth than Fódlan. Even spring here has coolness! And you, Professor? Which do you find is worst? Too hot or too cold weather?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: The cold. (Relationship with Petra up)
    • Choice 2: The heat.
  • Petra:
    • Choice 1 response: I have agreeance! In Brigid, I am able to be wearing much lighter clothes.
    • Choice 2 response: But you are wearing many things, Professor. If you are not liking the heat, you should be wearing lighter clothes.

Dedue Edit

You should stay away.

  • Dedue: It is better if you do not approach me. If you spend too much time around a man of Duscur, there will be rumors.

Felix Edit

Be careful.

  • Felix: For years, the boar prince and I were inseparable. I know him better than almost anyone else. So let me give you some advice. Beneath all that princely polish, he's an animal, nothing more. He's strong and skilled, sure. But don't place your trust in him as a human being. Take care he doesn't chew you up and spit you out.

Ashe Edit

I want to be just like him.

  • Ashe: It's thanks to my adoptive father, Lonato, that a commoner like me is here at the academy. He is the very model of chivalry. Someday I'm going to be just like him.

Sylvain Edit

Suddenly taking on bandits, huh?

If Sylvain is not recruited:

  • Sylvain: Professor, you're the one taking out the bandits? Heh, that's one way to start out your career at the academy. I didn't realize they'd order us to risk our lives here. Seems a bit extreme, doesn't it?

If playing Blue Lions route or after recruiting Sylvain:

  • Sylvain: Our first assignment is to take out some bandits? Did anyone tell Lady Rhea that people's lives are at stake? I lost my own brother to bandits... ...Is something someone has said at some point, I'm sure. OK. Not my finest attempt at humor.

Mercedes Edit

It's so relaxing...

  • Mercedes: The cathedral is nice and quiet. It's so relaxing... Oh, Professor. Did you come to pray to the goddess?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That's right. (Relationship with Mercedes up)
    • Choice 2: I did not.
  • Mercedes:
    • Choice 1 response: Me too! Shall we pray together?
    • Choice 2 response: No? But shall we pray together while you're here?

Annette Edit

Is it sweet? Or maybe spicy?

  • Annette: I've got to find out everyone's likes and dislikes so I know what to cook. Who knows when it will be my turn at kitchen duty! How about you, Professor? Do you like sweet or spicy food?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Sweet. (Relationship with Annette up)
    • Choice 2: Spicy.
  • Annette:
    • Choice 1 response: Ooh, same! I'll definitely remember that!
    • Choice 2 response: Spicy? Ooh, your tastes are so mature! I'll definitely remember that.

Ingrid Edit

Hello, Professor.

Blue Lions route Edit

  • Ingrid: Felix, Sylvain and I have known each other since we were children. His Highness, as well. Though I should warn you that both Felix and Sylvain are a bit...challenging at times. The moment I take my eyes off them, they're off causing all kinds of trouble. It's always been that way.

Other routes Edit

  • Ingrid: Now that you're all the way over here, Professor, care to join me in some training? After training, I love tending to the horses or burying myself in a good pile of books. Ahh, there's truly nothing better!

Lorenz Edit

Are you praying too?

  • Lorenz: It is the duty of every Fódlan noble to demonstrate piety toward Seiros. Have you also come to offer your prayers to the goddess, Professor?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Sure
    • Choice 2: Not exactly. (Relationship with Lorenz up)
  • Lorenz:
    • Choice 1 response: You don't sound terribly sure. Perhaps you are not of noble birth? After all, devotion is not as essential for a commoner.
    • Choice 2 response: I see. The truth is, I am not a particularly devoted believer either. But it would be unbecoming for a noble like me to neglect his prayers, wouldn't it?

Raphael Edit

Training is important!

  • Raphael: The next assignment is to track down bandits? Sounds like some training is in order! Tell me something, Professor. When it comes to a one-on-one battle, which is better? Strength or skill?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Strength. (Relationship with Raphael up)
    • Choice 2: Skill.
  • Raphael:
    • Choice 1 response: I knew it! When it's all said and done, muscle always comes out on top.
    • Choice 2 response: You might be right. But when it's all said and done, I still think muscle comes out on top!

Ignatz Edit

I love this library.

  • Ignatz: I'm so glad to be a student here, if only because I get to use this library. Reading books from all the regions of Fódlan... I feel almost like I'm visiting those places myself.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You should visit them in person.
    • Choice 2: You can learn so much from books. (Relationship with Ignatz up)
  • Ignatz:
    • Choice 1 response: I'd like too. I don't have many chances to travel...
    • Choice 2 response: I agree! They're brimming with the knowledge and experience of our ancestors.

Lysithea Edit

Today's meal...

  • Lysithea: There were way too many vegetables in today's meal. The ratio of vegetables to sweets was completely skewed... Oh! Hi, Professor! Were you just eavesdropping on me? Well...everyone knows a plateful of sweets is far preferred to a plateful of vegetables, regardless of age.

Marianne Edit

Um... Professor?

  • Marianne: Uh. Hello. Um, if you'll excuse me...

Hilda Edit

So. Bored.

  • Hilda: I'm bored! Maybe I should go into town... But that would be such a hassle. Oh! Hi, Professor. I'm rather busy right now, so do make it quick.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You don't look busy to me.
    • Choice 2: If you're busy, never mind. (Relationship with Hilda up)
  • Hilda:
    • Choice 1 response: Ah, you can tell? I suppose being a professor has taught you how to ferret out time wasters.
    • Choice 2 response: Are you sure? I thought you'd found me out for a moment there...

Leonie Edit

Do you know?

  • Leonie: Professor! Hey, do you know how old Captain Jeralt is?
  • Jeralt: That's enough, Leonie. If I don't know, how could my child know?
  • Leonie: It's not normal to forget your own age, you know. It's kind of worrisome, actually.
  • Jeralt: By the time you're forgetting your own age, you're past the point of caring.
  • Leonie: I guess if you put it that way, you've got a point...

Flayn Edit

Who is your favorite?

  • Seteth: Inside the cathedral, there is a chapel dedicated to the Four Saints. Do you know of them? Saint Indech, Saint Macuil, Saint Cichol, and...
  • Flayn: Saint Cethleann! Who is your favorite, Professor?
  • Seteth: Now that you are a member of the church, be sure to familiarize yourself with our teachings and traditions.

Gatekeeper Edit

Are you settled yet?

  • Gatekeeper: Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report! Are you settled in here at the monastery yet? Make sure to have a good look around! There's much to see! Like fish! You do know about the pond behind the dining hall, right? You can fish there! Give it a try!

Jeritza Edit

You look bored...

  • Jeritza: You look bored. Care to duel?
    • Choice 1: A duel?
    • Choice 2: To the death?
  • Jeritza: What? I just wanted to spar...

Rhea Edit

I am grateful that you came.

  • Rhea: Thank you for paying me a visit. Is there anything troubling you? Or is there, perhaps, something I can help you with.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I wonder if the students are taking to me...
    • Choice 2: About the teachings of Seiros... (Relationship with Rhea up)
  • Rhea:
    • Choice 1 response: You seem to be getting along well with the students. I would advise you to be confident in your abilities. The rest will fall into place in time. I can often be found here, so if there is ever anything you need, please do not hesitate to pay me a visit.
    • Choice 2 response: Believers live their lives by her sacred wisdom. Please use the library's vast resources to learn more. I can often be found here, so if there is ever anything you need, please do not hesitate to pay me a visit.

Seteth Edit

Do you know of them?

  • Seteth: Inside the cathedral, there is a chapel dedicated to the Four Saints. Do you know of them? Saint Indech, Saint Macuil, Saint Cichol, and...
  • Flayn: Saint Cethleann! Who is your favorite, Professor?
  • Seteth: Now that you are a member of the church, be sure to familiarize yourself with our teachings and traditions.

Jeralt Edit

I can't remember.

  • Leonie: Professor! Hey, do you know how old Captain Jeralt is?
  • Jeralt: That's enough, Leonie. If I don't know, how could my child know?
  • Leonie: It's not normal to forget your own age, you know. It's kind of worrisome, actually.
  • Jeralt: By the time you're forgetting your own age, you're past the point of caring.
  • Leonie: I guess if you put it that way, you've got a point...

Hanneman Edit

Excellent work.

  • Hanneman: Excellent work guiding the students in the mock battle. Taking command like that? Simply splendid. And bearing the unknown Crest's power? Yes! I'm talking about you. Your talents are incredible, and Lady Rhea's insight as to your potential is doubly so.

Manuela Edit

Listen to this!

  • Manuela: You know, Professor, there are some things I'll just never understand. Like the other night, I went on a date with a dashing, handsome, strong, young knight. Oh, I'm a bit weak just remembering him. Anyway... Do you know what that no-good jerk said when we got back to my room? He said, "What a mess. I'm afraid to go in there!" Can you believe it?! You know who cares about keeping everything neat and tidy? Not me, that's who. "Afraid to go in there." Some knight he is!


That face...

  • Shamir: Have we met? No. Sorry. You remind me of someone I know.

Alois Edit

How are you today?

  • Alois: Oh, Professor! How are you today? I'm just heading out for a mission. I'll be seeing you!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Good luck. (Relationship with Alois up)
    • Choice 2: Be careful.
  • Alois:
    • Choice 1 response: I don't need luck! This will be a piece of cake. I'll be back before you know it!
    • Choice 2 response: What make you say that? Do you know something I don't? Are there supernatural elements at play? Ghosts?! Ah...oh, forget it. I'll be going now.

Tomas Edit

Do you know?

  • Tomas: Do you know about the cardinals? They are the ones who run the church. Their identities are a closely guarded secret...

Cyril Edit

I can't figure it out...

  • Cyril: That person sure does remind me of somebody, but I can't figure out who. Oh, do ya need me for something? Sorry, but I'm really busy right now.

Knight of Seiros in the Entrance Hall Edit

We're with you.

  • Knight of Seiros: We will accompany you on your assignment. We don't want anything to happen to our precious students. If any of you run into trouble, we'll step in and help out!

Knight of Seiros in the Reception Hall Edit

I'm proud to be a Knight of Seiros.

  • Knight of Seiros: The Knights of Seiros are also known as the shining knights. We are the sword and shield of the divine Seiros. There are many orders of knights in the world, but we are the only one that has the honor of bearing the name Seiros. As a member of the church, you should probably study up on the history of Seiros and the knights.

Knight of Seiros Outside the Cathedral Edit

Have you heard?

  • Knight of Seiros: I hear the Officers Academy of the monastery was founded about two centuries ago. The eastern region of Fódlan was being invaded by Almyra, and so the archbishop of the time took measures to prevent the border from being taken. In order to ensure Fódlan would be safe from potential threats, she deemed it necessary to raise a generation of excellence. That is how the establishment was founded, though its purpose has changed over the years.

Monk on the Second Floor Edit

Such despicable people...

  • Monk: Zanado, the Red Canyon, is a place of great significance to the Church of Seiros. Even members of the church are forbidden from entering without permission. To go trampling around in there, causing trouble... Those bandits truly are morally reprehensible.

Crest Analyzer Edit

  • Byleth: (There's some hair in the device. It looks just like my hair...)
    • Choice 1: Say nothing. Remove sample.
    • Choice 2: Maybe he needs a few more strands? (Relationship with Hanneman up)
  • Hanneman:
    • Choice 1 response: What is the meaning of this?
    • Choice 2 response: You do seem to have a mark of the exceptional about you. I only wish Seteth would follow your example.

Yuri Edit

Balthus Edit

Hapi Edit

Constance Edit

Abysskeeper Edit

Quests Edit

Leading the Charge (Jeralt) Edit

Receiving Quest Edit

  • Jeralt: A real battle this month, huh? I hear even the Knights of Seiros are involved. I never taught you much about tactics, but there's a primer in my room. Give it a read.

Quest Completion Edit

  • Jeralt: I chose some knight to help you out. They'll be deployed in your next real battle. I'm sure you'll be able to make good use of them.

Event: A True Battle Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

Entrance Hall | Daytime

  • Edelgard: Perfect timing, Professor. I just received word from the knights. They've located the bandits.
  • Hubert: It seems they have them cornered. They are in Zanado, the Red Canyon.
  • Caspar: I can't wait to get started! I'll strike down those heinous thieves before they know what hit them!
  • Ferdinand: Charge ahead if you must, Caspar. Just do not put the rest of us in danger.
  • Bernadetta: I'm going back. I won't be of any help anyway, and I don't wnat to get hurt.
  • Dorothea: Don't worry, Bern. It's just some bandits. We'll have no trouble at all.
  • Linhardt: Eh, don't get ahead of yourselves. Unfounded optimism isn't a great strategy. Let's just get this over with.
  • Petra: There is nothing to get over. We will work with each other to achieve our mission.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You seem excited to get out there.
    • Choice 2: I'm not sure about this...
  • Edelgard: It's time, Professor. Give us our orders, and let's move out.

Blue Lions route Edit

Entrance Hall | Daytime

  • Dimitri: Professor. I just got word from the knights that the last of the thieves have been cornered.
  • Ingrid: Just as planned. They're in Zanado, the Red Canyon.
  • Ashe: We certainly can't allow those underhanded thieves to get away. Let's work together and do our best to take them down!
  • Dedue: It matters not who we're up against. They will not harm His Highness.
  • Felix: Hmph. We're just fighting common thieves, right? I don't expect much of a challenge.
  • Sylvain: Aren't you a spoilsport. I'm actually quite excited myself. Who knows... There may even be some cute lady thieves.
  • Annette: Hmm. Well, at any rate, a real battle is a great opportunity for us to see how far we've come.
  • Mercedes: True. The mock battle was a success. We'll be fine so long as we stay the course.

(The Blue Lions leave Dimitri and Byleth alone)

  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: So much excitement...
    • Choice 2: I hope everything turns out all right.
  • Dimitri: Perhaps we are a bit overly excited, but remember that we have the knights on our side. All should be well. Ah! And speaking of the knights, I heard that Jeralt is once again one of the Knights of Seiros. Perhaps we'll have the good fortune of seeing you two fight side by side.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: This isn't a game.
    • Choice 2: We've fought together many times.
  • Dimitri: Oh, of course. I apologize for letting my childish whims get the better of me. In all honesty, I'm a bit jealous. My parents are no longer around.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What do you mean?
    • Choice 2: No longer around?
  • Dimitri: They...they died. Both of them. I'm all that remains of them now... Anyhow, I'm sorry to bore you with such things. I'd say it's nearly time for us to depart. Eh, Professor?

(Byleth nods)

Golden Deer route Edit

Entrance Hall | Daytime

  • Claude: Hey, Teach. Glad you could make it. We've been waiting on you.
  • Lorenz: It seems the knights have our foes cornered. They are in Zanado–the Red Canyon.
  • Raphael: It's bandit time? That sounds like real knight work. Let's get to it!
  • Leonie: I'm itching to put my skills to the test as well. We have to win so Captain Jeralt can see how much I"ve learned!
  • Ignatz: I thought Jeralt wasn't coming with us. Either way, I'll give it everything I've got.
  • Marianne: Um... Even if I go, it's not like I'd be of any use...
  • Lysithea: That's enough of that. If we don't work together and give it our all, we are doomed to fail.
  • Hilda: You can be pretty intense sometimes, Lysithea. But I agree! Let's do our best!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Everyone is so eager.
    • Choice 2: I wonder how we will do...
  • Claude: If we fight half as well as we chatter, we'll be fine. C'mon, Teach. Lead the way.

Battle Edit

  • Sothis: So, we are taking children into battle, are we? I am not certain I will be able to sleep soundly after beholding something like that... I shall allow you to turn back the hands of time, but know this power is not infinite!
  • Victory Conditions: Defeat the enemy commander.
  • Defeat Conditions: All of your units fall in battle.

Black Eagles route Edit

Introduction Edit

  • Edelgard: So this is the Red Canyon... A ruin of sorts by the look of it. Let's end this quickly. The thieves must have been driven back. Be careful, or the cornered mice might bite us.
  • Kostas: The knights chased us all the way here?!
  • Thief: Chief, let's get out of here! There's no way we can win against them!
  • Kostas: Shut your dumb mouth! Where would we go at this point? You can't be a thief if you fear death!

Player Phase One Edit

  • Edelgard: Professor...I hear there's a back road to the west. Why don't we split up and attack from both the west and the front? If we advance tactfully, we can attack our enemy from both sides. I leave the rest to you. Regardless, we must cross the bridge first.

First Kills Edit


  • Edelgard: Regrettable...but there was no other way.


  • Hubert: Allow me to clean this up for you, Lady Edelgard.


  • Ferdinand: These ruffians are no match for a noble like me!


  • Linhardt: I...I killed them. What have I done? The blood...


  • Caspar: Are all real battles this exciting? Come on, let's get on to the next one!


  • Bernadetta: I don't care if they're stealing! Can I go home?!


  • Dorothea: So, is making us experience a real battle part of the church's teachings?


  • Petra: People and beasts are as one. Calm your heart, and do not be worried about this killing.

Victory Edit

  • Edelgard: Thank you for leading us, Professor. Though I suppose there was no way we could lose to a familiar foe. In any case, something about this canyon feels...inexplicably strange.

Blue Lions route Edit

Introduction Edit

  • Dimitri: The Red Canyon... This is the first time I have ever been here. It's like walking through a ruin. Let's get this battle out of the way, Professor. The thieves must have already been driven back.
  • Kostas: The knights chased us all the way here?!
  • Thief: Chief, let's get out of here! There's no way we can win against them!
  • Kostas: Shut your dumb mouth! Where would we go at this point? You can't be a thief if you fear death!

Player Phase One Edit

  • Dimitri: According to our information, there is a back road to the west. Let's split up and approach from the west and the front. If we advance cleverly, we attack from both sides and gain the advantage. I'll leave the rest to you, Professor. But before all else, we'll need to cross the bridge.

First Kills Edit


  • Dimitri: I know they are just thieves, but this never gets any easier for me…


  • Felix: Finished already? I was hoping for more of a challenge.


  • Ashe: If I’d hesitated… that would’ve been me.


  • Sylvain: I had to do it. Don’t hate me, please.


  • Ingrid: I can’t relax here. We need to prepare for our next battle!


  • Annette: I did it! See? I’m a great fighter!


  • Mercedes: I hope the goddess blesses them to rest in peace…


  • Dedue: Still whole and sound, I hope…

Victory Edit

  • Dimitri: We have defeated the thieves. We'll follow the knights' instructions for what to do next. You led us well, Professor.

Golden Deer route Edit

Introduction Edit

  • Claude: So this is the Red Canyon? Doesn't look red to me... Anyway, let's get things started, Teach. Looks like the thieves have been driven back. That's what we last heard, so no surprise there.
  • Kostas: The knights chased us all the way here?!
  • Thief: Chief, let's get out of here! There's no way we can win against them!
  • Kostas: Shut your dumb mouth! Where would we go at this point? You can't be a thief if you fear death!

Player Phase One Edit

  • Claude: I hear there's a back road to the west. How about we split up and attack from there and from the front? We may be able to corner the enemy by approaching from both sides. In any case, we need to cross the bridge first. I'll leave the details to you, Teach.

First Kills Edit


  • Claude: We were taken by surprise last time, but... I guess this is what we can expect when battling thieves.


  • Lorenz: It is a noble's duty to guard the welfare of the people. Nothing personal


  • Hilda: I was planning to just sit back and watch. But hey, I got one!


  • Ignatz: I'm sorry... I didn't have a choice.


  • Raphael: This is my first real fight. I guess I'm pretty strong!


  • Lysithea: A precious opportunity to test my own strength. I won't make waste of your deaths.


  • Marianne: Please forgive me, Goddess...and save their souls...


  • Leonie: This is what I've trained for!


  • Claude: Those thieves ran out of luck when they entered this canyon. They never had a chance. Your leadership was amazing, Teach. Let's leave the rest of the work to the knights.

Thieves Edit

(Thief with Chest Key)

  • Thief: We stole this treasure! It's all ours! There's not way we're gonna give it up to some knights!

Kostas Edit

(If player approaches from west first) Edit

  • Kostas: Damn, they're coming from the west too! I can't stand these brats!

(Vs. Byleth) Edit

  • Kostas: Y-you're... It can't be! The mercenary from before? So what, now you're pals with the knights? I'll kill you and your pesky brats!

(Vs. Edelgard) Edit

  • Kostas: Spoiled little noble! Just die like a good little rich kid!
  • Edelgard: Do you really think being born a commoner gives you the right to kill? Despicable.

(Vs. Anyone) Edit

  • Kostas: Sending these brats instead of the knights means they've underestimated me! Big mistake!

(Defeat) Edit

  • Kostas: I should have never listened to that idiot... What a mistake... (groans)

Event: Memories of the Red Canyon Edit

  • Byleth: ...
    • Choice 1: I remember this being a peaceful place... (Relationship with Sothis up)
    • Choice 2: Since when has it been called the Red Canyon... (Relationship with Sothis up)
  • Byleth: ... ?
  • Sothis: Hmm... I wonder why it is that you recall this place. (Byleth is surprised) You must be weak of heart. Each time I speak, it scares you so.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm sorry.
    • Choice 2: You surprised me. (Relationship with Sothis up)
    • Choice 3: I'm not scared.
  • Sothis:
    • Choice 1 and 2 response: Although the battle is at an end, do not feel too at ease.
    • Choice 3 response: Do you think you can lie to me? It saddens me to know you wish to hide such things from me.
  • Sothis: Well, anyhow... I am quite fascinated by this place. As far as I can tell, this is your first time here...
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Still, it feels familiar.
    • Choice 2: Have you been here before, Sothis?
  • Sothis:
    • Choice 1 response: How very odd. I wonder if somehow, my memories have... Hmm.
    • Choice 2 response: Here? I daresay it would be impossible to have forgotten such as place as this.
  • Sothis: I must admit I am unsure. Beyond the name and this strange feeling of familiarity, I can't seem to remember anything about this place. And yet...a great depth of emotion is tied to that sense of familiarity. Like joy and sorrow. Pain and love. And all things in between... If I was somehow here before, I wonder what took place...
    • (Black Eagles route) Edelgard: Professor? I was wondering where you were... It's about time we headed back to the monastery.
    • (Blue Lions route) Dimitri: Professor? We should return to the monastery soon. We're all ready for the journey.
    • (Golden Deer route) Claude: Teach? What are you doing here? We should get back to the academy.

(Byleth nods)

  • Sothis: It is time to depart. But know that time reveals all things. One day, I will remember that which I have lost... Oh, by the way. It seems you've earned my gratitude. The thieves who came here are no more.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Why are you grateful?
    • Choice 2: Why are you...
  • Sothis: I am not sure myself, yet I am grateful all the same. In any case... You must become accustomed to my voice! If you fall down with shock each time I speak, that just won't do.

(Byleth shakes head)

  • Sothis: Oh... You think you're standing strong? Of course you are! It was a jest.

Event: First Mission Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

Entrance Hall | Afternoon

  • Edelgard: On our way out, I had the chance to observe the Red Canyon... Did you notice anything, Professor?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What are you talking about?
    • Choice 2: I did. (Relationship with Edelgard up)
  • Edelgard:
    • Choice 1 response: Oh, I suppose it was only me, then.
    • Choice 2 response: Of course. I expected as much.
  • Edelgard: The area was covered in ruins, each more curious than the last. They did not match the architectural style of any era or culture within the Empire. Or across all of Fódlan, for that matter. That can only mean one thing... The valley's civilization must have flourished and fallen in the distant past, long before the Empire was established. Who do you think lived there?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Our ancestors.
    • Choice 2: A culture long since perished. (Relationship with Edelgard up)
    • Choice 3: Subterranean beings. (Relationship with Edelgard up)
  • Edelgard:
    • Choice 1 response: What an uninspired answer...but you're probably right.
    • Choice 2 and 3 response: Heh, it's possible they weren't even human.
  • Edelgard: Hmm, perhaps their remnants still influence this world...

Blue Lions route Edit

Entrance Hall | Afternoon

  • Dimitri: We're finally back. I'll leave the report to Lady Rhea in your hands, Professor.

(Byleth nods)

  • Dimitri: Huh... Edelgard.

(Edelgard and Manuela stop beside Byleth and Dimitri)

  • Dimitri: Does the Black Eagle House have a mission to see to? Remember–on a real battlefield, one can never tell what's to come. You can never dismiss the possibility of a worst case scenario. Take care, Edelgard.
  • Edelgard: There's no need to state the obvious, Dimitri. But tell me... Why the concern? Perhaps you doubt my abilities? If so, your lack of insight is disappointing.
  • Dimitri: That's...not what I meant. If I've offended you, I hope you'll accept my apology.
  • Edelgard: Don't worry about it. Professor, we must hurry. Everyone's waiting on you. (Edelgard leaves)
  • Manuela: I suppose I should be off too. Try not to let her get to you, Dimitri. I promise you, there's no need for concern. (Manuela leaves)
  • Dimitri: Hmm...
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Why are you so worried?
    • Choice 2: Puppy love? (Relationship with Dimitri up)
  • Dimitri:
    • Choice 1 response: Hahaha! Now, that's a lark. I had no idea you had a sense of humor, Professor. I'll tell you all about it...some other time.
    • Choice 2 response: I'll tell you all about it...some other time.

Golden Deer route Edit

Entrance Hall | Afternoon

  • Claude: Hey, Teach. On the way back, you seemed transfixed by the canyon. Did something happen there?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: It's nothing
    • Choice 2: Actually... (Relationship with Claude up)
  • Claude:
    • Choice 1 response: Nice try, but you can't get anything past me. You saw something...or felt something. I'm sure of it. But hey, if you don't want to share, that's fine by me. Everyone has their secrets.
    • Choice 2 response: It seemed familiar to you? Huh. Can't say the same. Maybe it's a memory from when you were a child. Or from a past life. Anyway, if you can't remember, I guess there isn't really much more to be said.
  • Claude: Although, I'll admit, there is something about that canyon that has me captivated as well. How did Zanado come to be called the Red Canyon? Nothing there...was actually red...

Report: Harpstring Moon Edit

Audience Chamber | Daytime

  • Rhea: So, you have safely disposed of those bandits. I pray that their souls find salvation. But why did they target the students to begin with? We must further investigate the true cause of all that took place. Until we know more, I ask that you support the students and relieve them of any unnecessary worry.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Of course.
    • Choice 2: I will do all that I can. (Relationship with Rhea up)
  • Rhea: Good. I have high expectations for you. By the way, how was your time in Zanado? Legend has it, in ancient times, a goddess alighted upon this world in that very canyon. For a goddess from heavens, Zanado could only have been a temporary haven.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: A goddess?
    • Choice 2: A temporary haven?

(Cutscene to a view of a canyon with a temple in the foreground, with Rhea's narration)

  • Rhea: Long ago, the divine Seiros received a revelation from the goddess. A gift, to help the lost. The goddess is always watching over Fódlan from her kingdom above. However, in ancient times, the goddess graced this world with her presence and offered salvation to the people here. She is the mother of all life, the arbiter of every soul.

(Cutscene back to the audience chamber)

  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I didn't know.
    • Choice 2: My father never told me.
  • Rhea: I see. During your time here, I pray that you come to devote yourself to the teachings of Seiros.
  • Seteth: Uh...Lady Rhea, I am sorry to interrupt. There is something I must ask about in regard to those bandits...
  • Rhea: As you wish. We shall continue our discussion when next we meet.

Cathedral | Daytime

  • Sothis: A goddess... I have no memory of her. But then... I have no memory at all! Oh, how bothersome! It is as though I know...and yet I don't. Perhaps Zanado was my home back when the goddess walked the land. If so... What does that make me now? A ghost?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That must be it.
    • Choice 2: I don't know.
  • Sothis:
    • Choice 1 response: Are you simple?! That's impossible! I am most certainly alive.
    • Choice 2 response: Hmm... No. That cannot be. I am most certainly alive.
  • Sothis: Of course, we also have the mystery of why I'm here with you. Is it somehow connected? Perhaps some past regret is stopping me from moving on, and now I'm forced to stay with you instead... No, that's not it! I can't believe in such a meaningless existence! I... I... (yawns loudly)
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