Great Tree Moon
Field of Revenge
Opening Narration Edit
With the capture of Arianrhod complete, the Imperial army moves to invade the Kingdom capital. They plot to send troops toward now vulnerable Fraldarius territory and plan to attack Fhirdiad from two sides.
Event: Preparing for the Final Battle Edit
Royal Castle (Fhirdiad: The Kingdom Capital) | Daytime
- Dimitri: So... Arianrhod has fallen. Rodrigue,... I swear that I will not allow your death to be in vain...
- (Alternative version) Dimitri: So... Arianrhod has fallen. Rodrigue, Felix , Ingrid ... I swear that I will not allow your deaths to be in vain... (Note: if you recruited Felix and not Ingrid or vice versa Dimitri does not mention Felix or Ingrid depending if you recruited Ingrid and not Felix or reverse only if you did not recruit them both does he mention them.)
- Rhea: The scouts have just now returned. It seems the Imperial army is marching toward the Kingdom capital. Are you certain about this, Dimitri? As king, do you think it wise to intercept them yourself?
- Dimitri: No need to worry yourself. Even if I am defeated, the Blaiddyd bloodline will live on. And the Kingdom's territory has never been rich in resources. If the castle falls under siege, our loss is inevitable. I will deploy my army onto the plains and wait for the enemy. Please position your forces so that they can flank the Imperial army.
- Rhea: Yes, given the present situation, making the plains our battlefield is a logical choice. I have no objection. However...
- Dimitri: There is only one person I am after. I have no interest in any other prey.
- Rhea: I will take you at your word. Erasing the other child's existence is my task, and mine alone. I will get you back, Mother... I promise...
- Hubert: What do you think, Lady Edelgard? Will they shut themselves inside of Fhirdiad?
- Edelgard: They will try to intercept us. Of course, Fhirdiad will not fall so easily. Even so... If were to cut off their supply with a large army, it would eventually fall. It makes much more sense for them to wager everything on a victory at the Tailtean Plains.
- Byleth: The Tailtean Plains...
- Edelgard: The same plains where the so-called divine Seiros defeated Nemesis, the King of Liberation, in a comeback victory over 1,000 years ago. And about 400 years ago, the hero Loog created the Kingdom by defeating the emperor of the time on those very plains. Their goal must be to recreate that scene.
- Hubert: Yes, I suppose so. Although the Imperial army is powerful, if we were to compare the strength of our best to the best of the Knights of Seiros, we would likely come up short. The Kingdom's army and House Blaiddyd are also renowned for their unmatched persistence. On the battlefield, it can be assumed that their one and only goal will be to strike you down.
- Edelgard: Are you telling me to stay off the battlefield?
- Hubert: Naturally. You are their aim, Your Majesty. You must know it only makes sense to keep you out of their reach.
- Edelgard: And you must know that, at a time like this, I absolutely cannot withdraw.
- Hubert: Of course I know that. That is why I will refrain from asking you again to stay away from the battlefield.
- Edelgard: The Immaculate One, descendants of the 10 Elites, and other extremely fearsome foes await us. But with the help of our friends, we have a chance of defeating them. We're the only ones who can. Within our group, I am included among those with the king of strength we need to win. I absolutely will not remove myself from the front lines. Professor you have that same strength as well, whether or not you realize it yet.
- Choice 1: Of course.
- Choice 2: I will protect you. (Relationship with Edelgard goes up)
- Choice 1 response: As emperor, I must not die in this war, and it would be unacceptable to lose you as well.
- Choice 2 response: Please, don't get yourself killed trying to protect me.
- Edelgard: Until the very end, we'll survive this trial together. Understood?
(Byleth nods, and the scene fades out.)
It's almost time...
- Edelgard: This month, we will take all of the military force we can muster and advance to the Kingdom capital of Fhirdiad. I have no intention of retreating to Garreg Mach after we've come this far. We will only return after we've conquered Fhirdiad and put an end to this war. Be sure to steel your heart and ready yourself for the battle ahead.
- Choice 1: I'm ready for anything.
- Choice 2: I'll do what I can. (Relationship with Edelgard goes up)
- Choice 3: I'm not sure I'll be ready in time...
- Choice 1 response: Are you certain? If so, please help me raise the morale of our allies.
- Choice 2 response: I'm sorry to burden you, but please look after our allies as well.
- Choice 3 response: We have no choice. I have every faith that you are capable of this.
- Hubert: Tch. Lord Arundel. As long as he exists, Lady Edelgard will...
- Byleth: Just who is that man?
- Hubert: I believe I have explained before that he is the one who commanded the likes of Solon and Kronya. Cornelia, whom we defeated Arianrhod, was also one of his. An irksome sort. We must not fail to be rid of him. He is a maggot, crawling in the filth of the world, feeding off the Empire like a parasite.
We must walk this path together.
- Ferdinand: Fhirdiad, the Kingdom Capital... From the Empire's perspective, it seems like the northernmost edge of the world. I have come a long way, following you and Edelgard. To think, what if I had succeeded Duke Aegir as prime minister? I would never have had all these experiences.
- Choice 1: You've really grown up. (Relationship with Ferdinand goes up)
- Choice 2: You'll always be a noble, through and through.
- Choice 1 response: I hope that is true. I used to be so naive...
- Choice 2 response: Please do not tease, Professor. I think all of this has changed me a little bit.
- Ferdinand: For now, let us join together and walk the path that Her Majesty lays out.
We're nearing the end of this war...
- Linhardt: When you think of it, as one approaches the end of a war, the sacrifices only grow larger, don't they? The winning side musters their forces and attempts to strike a decisive blow... While those of the losing side make desperate attempts to turn the war in their favor. Neither side will give. I only wish we'd consider those who lose their lives in that struggle.
- Choice 1: We're far from save ourselves. (Relationship with Linhardt goes up)
- Choice 2: It's a necessary sacrifice.
- Choice 3: It's better than dragging the war out.
- Choice 1 response: Yes, exactly my point. Let's be careful to ensure we don't lose our own lives, Professor.
- Choice 2 response: Perhaps, but that doesn't make it any easier to accept your own survival depends on a throw of the dice.
- Choice 3 response: I can appreciate that, but just because a choice is better does not mean that it's good.
Off to the Kingdom capital we go!
- Caspar: All right! Off to the Kingdom's capital we go! Huh. I feel like I've said that before.
- Choice 1: You're imagining things.
- Choice 2: It's not your imagination.
- Choice 3: Let's head for the Kingdom capital! (Relationship with Caspar goes up)
- Choice 1 response: My imagination, eh? You usually know what you're talking about. Still, this is gonna bug me...
- Choice 2 response: Yeah, you usually know what you're talking about. I just can't remember when I woulda said it!
- Choice 3 response: All right! I'm fired up and ready to go!
What should I do?!
- Bernadetta: Professor! What should I do!? Everyone's acting like this is leading up to the final chapter in a book or something! Is the battle ahead really going to be that climatic? Am I not taking it seriously enough?!
- Choice 1: You're doing just fine. (Relationship with Bernadetta goes up)
- Choice 2: You could be showing more resolve.
- Choice 3: What you really need to do is relax.
- Choice 1 response: You think so? All right, I believe you. I'm...ready for this. I am. Yeah! We're going to win!
- Choice 2 response: I know, I know, but I...don't wanna die!
- Choice 3 response: Yeah, you're probably right. I should take a breath and try to calm down.
Is it true about Arianrhod?
- Dorothea: We're almost to the Kingdom capital of Fhirdiad. Just imagine...the war might almost be over. But is it true that Arianrhod was annihilated?! What in the world happened?! What is the Seiros Church, really?
- Choice 1: We'll find out if we conquer the Kingdom capital.
- Choice 2: It's impossible to say right now.
- Choice 3: For now, just trust in me. (Relationship with Dorothea goes up)
- Choice 1 response: Fair enough. Let's just focus on this battle right now.
- Choice 2 response: Of course, Professor. I trust you, OK?
- Choice 3 response: I always have, and I always will.
I have worries...
- Petra: I have...worries. What have I been achieving? When the war is ended, I will be returning to Brigid with many...much new potential. But have I had enough growth to become the ruler?
- Choice 1: Yes. You should be proud.
- Choice 2: Only you can answer that. (Relationship with Petra goes up)
- Choice 1 response: I have gratitude. I will take your words into my heart.
- Choice 2 response: This is the truth. I will fight with all of my strength so that I will know with certainty!
- Petra: Brigid pride, technique, and culture... I will be showing all of the world who we are!
We still have to face the boar.
- Felix: They used to call my father the "Shield of Faerghus." Now he's gone, and Arianrhod has fallen. Yet the Knights of Seiros remain. As does the boar. What terrifies me most is his stubbornness. He'll keep on fighting to the last man. He's a monster. I've seen it firsthand.
Let's make it back alive...
- Sylvain: I've been thinking about how we've got our own ideas about justice...and so does the Kingdom. And what's coming, it's not just a battle between us and them. It's our ideals that are fighting. Whoever wins will say they were right and the other side was wrong. That's how it goes... But nobody's willing to talk or compromise, so we'll fight to the death to prove the other guy's wrong. It won't be an easy battle, but let's make sure we come back alive. Right, Professor?
It'll be a hard battle.
- Ashe: I hear that House Blaiddyd commands some strong and well-trained troops. People say they're fiercely devoted and will gladly die for their king. Reminds me of Lonato's men-the ones we faced back in Magdred. Unlike those civilian soldiers though, here we're up against the best that the Faerghus army has to offer. It's going to be a hard battle, but if there's a peaceful tomorrow waiting on the other side, it'll be worth it.
I am prepared to fight.
- Mercedes: When I first enrolled in the Officers Academy, I never thought it would come to this. I can't believe we're waging war...against the church, no less.
- Choice 1: Do you regret it?
- Choice 2: Are you ready to face this? (Relationship with Mercedes goes up)
- Choice 1 response: There are some things that I regret, but I don't think I made the wrong decision.
- Choice 2 response: Yes, of course.
- Mercedes: Even if our enemy is Lady Rhea herself, I am prepared to fight.
I stand by my decision.
- Annette: I'm sure my father will be waiting in Fhirdiad. If I can avoid it, I'd rather not fight him... But I don't think my father is capable of betraying the royal family...of betraying Dimitri. I must be prepared to do...what I have to.
- Choice 1: I'm counting on you. (Relationship with Annette goes up)
- Choice 2: Don't push yourself too hard.
- Choice 1 response: Right!
- Choice 2 response: I'm alright. I still stand by my decision to trust in you.
- Annette: Professor... Let's make sure we win!
We must defeat the Tempest King!
- Ingrid: Claude was known as the Master Tactician. There wasn't a situation he couldn't strategize his way out of. Whereas, King Dimitri is known as the Tempest King. He is a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. We still haven't ever faced him head-on. Can we do this?
- Choice 1: We can.
- Choice 2: I'll see this through. (Relationship with Ingrid goes up)
- Choice 1 response: Yes. Of course we can! I'm sorry. I let my uncertainty get the better of me.
- Choice 2 response: Ah, Professor. Ever the reliable one.
- Ingrid: We have you, and we have Edelgard. Not to mention many other allies we can rely upon. Together...we can overcome even the most formidable foe!
What is a noble's duty, truly?
- Lorenz: Personally I take no issue with attacking Lady Rhea. But the eagerness of my fellow nobles does vex me, despite so many grand displays of piety from them in the past. It gives me the impression that faith is little more than a tool they use to maintain their positions of power.
- Choice 1: Disappointed in the nobility? (Relationship with Lorenz goes up)
- Choice 2: Is religion obsolete, then?
- Choice 1 response: I suppose I am in no position to judge them, being among their number myself. Still, it irritates me.
- Choice 2 response: If it is no longer useful as a tool, then I expect the nobles will cease to give it any credence.
- Lorenz: What is a noble's duty, truly? I hope we will discover an answer in the conflict ahead.
Next up's the Kingdom capital!
- Raphael: Hyah! Next up's the Kingdom capital! We're coming for you! Whoa. That sounds familiar. Have I said that before?
- Choice 1: You're imagining things.
- Choice 2: It's not your imagination.
- Choice 3: Let's head for the Kingdom capital! (Relationship with Raphael goes up)
- Choice 1 response: Really? You're probably right. It's not like we've invaded the Kingdom capital before.
- Choice 2 response: Really? Does that mean we've invaded the Kingdom capital before?
- Choice 3 response: Yeah! Let's do it, Professor! I just gotta get my muscles prepped and ready first!
Strong as they are, we can't lose!
- Ignatz: Once the Kingdom capital falls, all of Fódlan will be united under the banner of the Empire. Isn't it thrilling? We're going to make history.
- Choice 1: Only if we win.
- Choice 2: Unless we lose.
- Choice 3: Let's stay calm and focus on the battle. (Relationship with Ignatz goes up)
- Choice 1 response: Well, yes, I suppose that's true.
- Choice 2 response: Hah! I don't think that will happen.
- Choice 3 response: Yes, of course! I'll do my best.
- Ignatz: Our opponents may be strong, but with you on our side, we can't lose!
I wonder if it will be so easy...
- Lysithea: If we win this battle, it will be an end to the Kingdom, and to the church. Under the Empire, an era of peace would begin... Many people are cleaving to this notion, but I wonder if it would really end up as such.
- Choice 1: It will.
- Choice 2: It won't.
- Choice 3: It's hard to say. (Relationship with Lysithea goes up)
- Choice 1 response: Such resolve. It's convincing, to say the least.
- Choice 2 response: I worry as much myself.
- Choice 3 response: It's true—it's nothing but hypotheticals at this point.
- Lysithea: I wonder... Was the collapse of Arianrhod really the church's doing? Or could it be that... Hm. Never mind me. Just thinking aloud.
Please don't die...
- Marianne: Dear Goddess...
- Choice 1: Praying again?
- Choice 2: What are you praying for? (Relationship with Marianne goes up)
- Choice 1 response: Yes. I was praying for your safety.
- Choice 2 response: Um...for your safety.
- Marianne: I'll do all I can to survive, but please...please don't die out there, Professor.
Don't go dying on us now.
- Leonie: Looks like we're finally getting to the end of this thing. Don't go dying on us now, all right?
- Choice 1: Not a chance. (Relationship with Leonie goes up)
- Choice 2: Same to you.
- Choice 1 response: Ha! I like your confidence.
- Choice 2 response: Not planning on it.
- Leonie: If you're still alive when this is all over, then I'll have kept my word to Captain Jeralt. Let's both live to see the dawn of a bright new age!
- Alois: I wonder would the captain would say if he knew we were planning to take down Lady Rhea. Lady Rhea and Captain Jeralt went back pretty far. But hey, it's your decision! I'm sure he would have understood in the end. Now, onward to Fhirdiad! I'm ready!
Can we really defeat Rhea?
- Shamir: The idea of defeating Rhea is beginning to feel more like a reality. Some may say that I'm returning her goodwill with betrayal, but I believe I've worked off my debt. The real problem is a certain someone else.
- Choice 1 response: That's right. She was my partner, after all. I haven't seen her since leaving the knights...
- Choice 2 response: I taught him some archery, but we are of different birth and hold different values. I was speaking of Catherine.
- Choice 3 response: I have no particular interest in him. I was speaking of Catherine.
- Shamir: I can see her coming to slaughter me. Driven by her mixed emotions of love and hate.
My place is by your side.
- Hanneman: When Edelgard first invited me to join this army, I, to be frank, thought her dream utterly ridiculous. But at my advanced age, I was tempted by the notion of chasing a seemingly impossible dream through blood, sweat, and tears. Five years on, the unification of Fódlan is slowly becoming a reality. Now I feel... It may soon be possible to abolish the nobility, and create a world where none need suffer due to crests.
- Byleth: ...
- Hanneman: You need not say anything. I will stay by your side, and hers, to the very end.
The way things are going...
- Manuela: Professor, do you mind if I complain about something, well, personal? Of course you don't. This army is almost all single men. If that marital status came before or during the war, I'm not to say... The point is, I'm in charge of the infirmary. I wind up treating hundreds of men every week. I get to talk to all sorts of men, from all walks of life, all of the time. And yet...
- Choice 1: You don't have a boyfriend?
- Choice 2: You aren't married yet? (Relationship with Manuela goes up)
- Choice 3: Maybe you should give up on love.
- Choice 1 response: No! Not one of those men is infatuated with their caregiver! Isn't that supposed to happen in wartime?!
- Choice 2 response: Forget that, I can't even find a boyfriend! Marriage is just—pffftt! A joke! Just a sick joke.
- Choice 3 response: Yeah... I'm starting to figure that's the most realistic option.
- Manuela: At this point, I'm just hoping you can stay single too. Then at least we can share each other's misery!
The war nears its end...
- Jeritza: The war is at its end. Has the time finally come that I might kill you?
- Choice 1: The battle will continue even beyond the war.
- Choice 2: There's no guarantee that we'll win next time.
- Choice 1 response: It is true... Those petulant fleas must be picked off one by one. There are nothing if not persistent.
- Choice 2 response: And if we do not win, then we die. Either has its charms.
Is this finally the end?
- Anna: Seems like the war is gonna end soon. Once the dust settles, it'll be back to rolling in fat stacks of gold for me!
- Fleche: Ah! Did you want something?! Sorry, I was a bit lost in thought... Or rather, I was thinking about work. My brother had sorted out all his personal affairs, but apparently he'd forgotten about his work duties. So now I've got a ton more work on my plate... Oh, Brother, why must you be so careless... Once this war is over, I'm gonna take a vacation and get some well-earned rest back home with my mother.
I'm praying for victory and your safety!
- Gatekeeper: Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report! The time has finally come to set out for the Kingdom Capital, Fhirdiad. I thought the same thing last month, but I still can't believe the plan was to ambush Arianrhod. I know it couldn't helped, but even I wasn't let in on the secret. Me! Not gonna lie...that hurt a little. Ah well, let's forget about that! I'm praying for your victory and your safe return!
Soldier at Stables Edit
Dimitri's right-hand man...
- Soldier: Rumor has it King Dimitri is always accompanied by a man from Duscur with a terrifying face. And what's more, this man is said to be so huge he's often mistaken for a bear!
Citizen in Dining Hall Edit
Don't fight on an empty stomach.
- Citizen: Once you set out on your next mission, you won't be able to have a proper meal for a while, right? You should eat up while you can. Build up your physical strength to prepare for the mission.
Soldier near Knight's Hall Edit
I'm no expert, but...
- Soldier: If the enemy forces come to intercept us, chances are high that we'll clash on the Tailtean Plains. The Tailtean Plains were the site of a famous battle in ancient times, right? That's what some book-type at the library said, at any rate.
Soldier in Entrance Hall Edit
It's a bit intimidating.
- Soldier: The Knights of Seiros are led by the archbishop herself, and the Kingdom army is led by none other than the king... I have faith that the Imperial army will prevail, but it still makes my knees feel a bit wobbly...
Former Monk in Cathedral Edit
Come to think of it...
- Former Monk: Before I left the church, I recall Lady Rhea saying something strange. Something about how she would recover her mother, no matter what... Do you think Lady Rhea's mother is buried in Garreg Mach or something?
Merchant at Fishing Pond Edit
That was a clever maneuver.
- Merchant: I thought you were going to attack the Kingdom capital, but you attacked Arianrhod instead? Well, you sure had me fooled! She's a tricksy one, that Lady Edelgard. But...this time you really are going for the capital, right? I wish you the best of luck.
Soldier in Greenhouse Edit
Gotta survive. For her.
- Soldier: I have a fiancée back home, and I promised her I'd come back alive. No matter how tough the fight gets, I won't die. I have to survive and make it back to her!
Scholar in Library Edit
The Battle of Tailtean...
- Scholar: Over a thousand years ago now, not long after the Adrestian Empire was founded... The first emperor and his army, with the aid of Seiros, set out on a campaign to the north with the aim of unifying Fódlan. Meanwhile, in the northern reaches of Fódlan, Nemesis, the King of Liberation, raised an army to take down the Empire... Both armies clashed on the Tailtean Plains, where Seiros felled Nemesis. As a result, the conflict ended in a victory for the Empire. It's known as the Battle of Tailtean.
Explore: Abyss Edit
We shouldn't treat things lightly.
- Yuri: Seems like a lot of people from House Rowe died in Arianrhod... I know Edelgard is saying it's the church's fault, and she hasn't been shy to express that. But...that doesn't seem right to me.
- Choice 1: Yeah... (Relationship with Yuri goes up.)
- Yuri: My take? There exist some dangerous folks capable of destroying strongholds with ease...
- Choice 2: If not the church, then who?
- Yuri: You should ask Edelgard or Hubert. They'd know more than I do.
- Choice 1: Yeah... (Relationship with Yuri goes up.)
- Yuri: Some think that all we have to do is take down Fhirdiad to end the war, but I don't think it's quite that simple.
Grab a front-row seat.
- Balthus: So it's finally time to take on Fhirdiad. Can't wait to get in there and show 'em what I'm made of. Hopefully I get a go at that Dimitri guy before all is said and done...
- Choice 1: Why would you want that? (Relationship with Balthus goes up.)
- Balthus: They say he has inhuman strength, yeah? Best way to find out is to throw fists with the guy.
- Choice 2: What an odd thing to hope for...
- Balthus: It's war, pal. If you can't be blunt on the battlefield, what are we even fighting for?
- Choice 1: Why would you want that? (Relationship with Balthus goes up.)
- Balthus: He may be the Tempest King of Fhirdiad, but I'm the Grappling King of the world! My domain is way bigger. Grab a front-row seat if you can manage. These arms of mine will knock some sense back into that towhead of his.
The war is finally reaching its climax!
- Constance: The war of Fodlan unification is finally reaching its climax! I must surpass myself in the struggle to come if Her Majesty is to recognize my power.
- Choice 1: Let's go for it together.
- Constance: But don't you see? Your presence would diminish the grandeur of my achievements!
- Choice 2: Go for it. (Relationship with Constance goes up.)
- Constance: I intend to. The fate of House Nuvelle hangs in the balance!
- Choice 1: Let's go for it together.
- Constance: The culmination of all my studies, all my magical experiments, shall be unleashed in battle!
I don't care either way.
- Hapi: If we win this next battle, it won't just be a victory against the Kingdom, but also the church. Maybe they'll all die—even the people from the church who lied to me and locked me up.
- Choice 1: Would that bother you? (Relationship with Hapi goes up.)
- Choice 2: Is that what you want?
- Hapi: I don't care either way. If they died, I would say, "Well, that happened," and move on. I don't owe them my compassion. They've never shown me any.
There's always something to report.
- Abysskeeper: Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report. The war is careening headfirst toward its grand finale. Do me a favor and get through this mess alive, OK? After the dust settles, maybe I'll go on to guard other entrances in other parts of the world. I'm a dreamer, my friend. Always have been.
Resident on Chrysalis Row Edit
- Resident: Word is Garreg Mach's starting to look like a real town again. With the Empire winning one battle after another, it seems like the end to the war is finally in sight. There's hope for recovery now. Even for Abyss.
Resident behind Chrysalis Row Edit
We don't hear a lot.
- Resident: I hear there was a pretty spectacular battle up there recently, but we don't hear a lot about that stuff. There was a lot of talk when it first started, but five years on... It's just a fact of life. What? There have been lots of battles on the surface recently? I hadn't heart! See what I mean?!
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...)
With Arianrhod now behind them, the Black Eagle Strike Force marches north to Fhirdiad. They plan for the Imperial army stationed in former Alliance territory to take over Fraldarius Land so they are able to attack Fhirdiad from two directions. King Dimitri anticipates the Imperial army's strategy, leading the Kingdom army and Rhea's Knights of Seiros out of Fhirdiad, and prepares to intercept the Imperial army at the Tailtean Plains.
Event: Field of Revenge Edit
Tailtean Plains | Daytime
(Rhea, now dressed as her former alias, Seiros, gazes up at the raining sky with two Church Soldiers by her side.)
- Seiros: Mother... Oddly the rain has come to fall yet again. At this place, once again... I will fight to take you back... The one who keeps me from seeing you again... I will be sure to return them to the earth from whence they came. The foolish descendant of Hresvelg who bares her fangs at me will suffer the same fate...
- Church Soldier: Lady Rhea...
- Seiros: Call me Seiros now. I am no longer the archbishop, but rather a warrior.
- Church Soldier: Yes, Lady Seiros. Because of the rain, we have not yet confirmed the position of our enemy or of the Kingdom army...
- Seiros: Search the route to Fhirdiad. It is unlikely that they have strayed far from it. When you discover the Imperial army's main force, commence the attack. If the Kingdom's army has already engaged, flank the enemy as planned.
- Church Soldier: As you wish.
(The two Church Soldiers walk off.)
- Seiros: Wait for me, dear child... I will be paying you a visit soon... When this sword has been plunged into your chest... Yes, that is the very moment I have long for...
(The scene transitions to Dimitri, Dedue, and two Kingdom Soldiers.)
- Dimitri: I was hoping they would strike the church first... We must have miscalculated the rate of their advance. Reorganize the formation. We have no choice but to buy time until the church arrives. It will be a long battle... Are you afraid, Dedue?
- Dedue: No. So long as I am at your side, there is nothing to fear.
- Dimitri: I can always rely on you. Just watch, my friend... We will prevail. I will not fail to get revenge for all who have fallen.
- Dedue: I would follow you anywhere, Your Majesty. Good luck out there.
- Dimitri: You as well, Dedue. You as well.
(Dimitri walks off.)
- Dedue: Your Majesty... For you, I will...
(Dedue walks into another direction, as the scene transitions to Byleth, Edelgard, Hubert, and an Imperial Soldier elsewhere.)
- Edelgard: A flag of blue is flapping in the rain... It must be the Kingdom army.
- Hubert: Yes. It seems that King Dimitri is leading the troops himself. However, the Knights of Seiros have yet to be seen. Perhaps they have split up.
- Edelgard: I can't imagine that Dimitri would leave the capital to the church and face us with the Kingdom army alone. He must be planning to use the church to gain the upper hand in battle. With the rain, that must be difficult to coordinate... Still, the Knights of Seiros must be around here somewhere.
- Hubert: Then we should be on alert for attacks from the side and rear as well. Inform the entire army.
- Imperial Soldier: Yes, sir!
(The Imperial Soldier walks off.)
- Hubert: Now that I think about it, the Kingdom's Army is quite different than it once was. They have taken a position of interception. In the past, the king would have introduced himself before beginning a fair fight.
- Edelgard: A fair fight... The words alone remind me of how he once was. Don't you agree, Professor?
- Choice 1: Who might that be?
- Choice 2: Dimitri?
- Choice 3: Claude? (if Claude was spared)
- Choice 1 response: Oh, have you forgotten already? Dimitri often spoke of such things back at the monastery.
- Choice 2 response: Yes. He often spoke of such things back at the monastery.
- Choice 3 response: Of all the people in the world, why would talk of a "fair fight" remind you of Claude? I'm talking about Dimitri. Have you forgotten? He often spoke of such things back at the monastery.
- Hubert: Well, at the present, the words "fair fight" do not seem to suit Dimitri anymore. He dislikes making victims of his friends, but other than that, he will do most anything these days... If he stops at nothing to continue the onslaught, I cannot imagine what will become of the battlefield.
- Edelgard: True. As soon as we can take our battle formation, we must advance. Dimitri, that past you cling to... I will soon free you from it.
(The scene fades out.)
Battle: Combat at Tailtean Plains Edit
- Dimitri: Ah, here you are, Edelgard...at your eternal resting place. You have trampled and stolen and blinded yourself to the truth. Today, I will have vengeance for all you have done!
- Edelgard: With this battle, the main force of the Kingdom will be annihilated! Leave no enemy general alive. Least of all King Dimitri!
Player Phase 1
- Hubert: We are uncertain of the enemy's plans, so let us advance our troops with caution. The Knights of Seiros have yet to show themselves. They will join the battle at some point. Be ready.
Enemy Phase 1 Edit
- Kingdom General: We're first in line! Charge! (if Sylvain was recruited)
- Sylvain: Don't let this chance for vengeance go to waste! (if Sylvain was not recruited)
- (Alternate): Time to join the front lines. We should all show a little loyality from time to time, yeah? (if both Ingrid and Felix were recruited and are alive)
- Kingdom Soldier: Glory to the flag of the knights! Good fortune to His Majesty! Fortune...to Faerghus... Graaaaargh!
(The Kingdom Soldier transforms into a Demonic Beast)
- Hubert: What the— That Kingdom soldier just changed into a Demonic Beast. Did Thales... No. This is something simpler.
- Dimitri: This is the work of a Crest Stone... But why...
- Dedue: I gave them Crest Stones from the castle vaults.
- Dimitri: You fool! Why did you do that?
- Dedue: If we lose here, the Kingdom falls. It's our only hope.
- Dimitri: You call this hope?! Well, we must now claim victory so their deaths were not in vain.
- Dedue: Yes, Your Majesty. I am with you.
(Reinforcements enter from the north)
- Kingdom General: Gautier reinforcements have arrived! We shall crush the Empire weaklings! (If Mercedes was recruited)
- Mercedes: Don't worry everyone! The reinforcements have arrived! (If Mercedes was not recruited)
- Edelgard: Reinforcements... We're in danger. We must defeat the enemy's generals before we're overwhelmed.
(After a second Kingdom soldier transforms into a Demonic Beast)
- Hubert: This battle may turn against us if we allow any more of them to transform. We don't know which soldiers have Crest Stones. We must do away with all of them, and quickly!
(Rhea and reinforcements come in from the east and south after a few turns)
- Rhea: How could I be late, when I finally have the opportunity to destroy the fallen one? This rain...it is the lamentation of my mother... Observe. I shall not fail in restoring balance.
(Vs. Anyone) Edit
- Sylvain: So what are you waiting for? Let's finish this today.
(Vs. Male Byleth) Edit
- Sylvain: Professor! Has it really been five years? We ought to raise a glass for the occasion. Celebrate your return. Nah, I'd rather commemorate it with your death.
(Vs. Female Byleth) Edit
- Sylvain: Professor, there's something I should admit. I've got some regrets about how our lives have gone. I should have made a proper attempt to woo you before now. Instead, I have to kill you.
(Vs. Felix) Edit
- Sylvain: Hey, Felix? Remember when we were kids and we made a promise about dying together?
- Felix: I remember.
- Sylvain: Well, seems we're about to kill each other.
- Felix: Sorry, Sylvain. You'll die first.
(Vs. Ingrid) Edit
- Sylvain: Stand down, Ingrid. I know you don't want to die here.
- Ingrid: I will not. I'll never ally myself with the likes of you.
- Sylvain: Stubborn as ever. I always did like that about you.
- Ingrid: And you never cease to amaze me with your false flattery. Don't waste your breath.
- Sylvain: I was such a fool. So...this is how it ends. Forgive me, Your Majesty. I'm...going on...ahead.
- Dimitri: Thank you, Sylvain. Until we meet again on the other side... (if undefeated)
(Vs. Anyone) Edit
- Mercedes: It makes me so sad to fight against you, but I suppose that's how things go when you're at war. Why follow an emperor who would start such a war?
(Vs. Byleth) Edit
- Mercedes: I'm sorry, Professor. I can't join you... There are important things I must stay and protect.
(Vs. Annette) Edit
- Annette: Mercie...
- Mercedes: Now now, Annie. There's no need for that. This is a battlefield, after all.
- Annette: I'm so sorry... You know that, don't you? And also know that you don't have to forgive me...
- Mercedes: I was going to say the same thing. I'm so sorry if I cause you any pain.
(Vs. Jeritza) Edit
- Jeritza: Step back, Mercedes.
- Mercedes: I won't. This is the path I have chosen. It's the same for you too, Emile. Is it not? Someday, we may meet again in another life. Whenever that happens, I hope that we'll remain side by side, always...
- Jeritza: My dear sister... I am sorry.
(Vs. Constance) Edit
- Constance: I cannot accept this! How dare they pit us against each other!
- Mercedes: Then you should retreat, Constance. You know that I feel the same... I don't want to have to kill you.
- Constance: I am sorry. There are things I must see through, even if it means striking you down!
- Mercedes: And so it is. We cannot go back to how things once were...
(When defeated) Edit
- Mercedes: I'm...I'm sorry, Dimitri... I can't seem to stay...on my feet.
- Dimitri: Forgive me, Mercedes. Were it not for me, you wouldn't have gotten caught up in all this, and you might still be alive... (if undefeated)
(Vs. Anyone) Edit
- Dedue: You will never understand the burden His Majesty carries on his shoulders!
(Vs. Byleth) Edit
- Dedue: It is a shame. I really believed you would come to believe His Majesty's perspective.
(Turning into a Stone Demonic Beast) Edit
- Dedue: It is time. Your Majesty... I will avenge your father. You are the one true king...Dimitri. Grr... Grrrr!
- Dimitri: Dedue! I will fight by your side until the bitter end... As long as I am with you, this lance of mine will know nothing of defeat!
(Defeated before turning into a Stone Demonic Beast) Edit
- Dedue: Your Majesty...you must survive...
- Dimitri: Dedue... You fought well, my friend. (if undefeated)
(Defeated after turning into a Stone Demonic Beast) Edit
- Stone Demonic Beast: Urghh...
- Dimitri: Dedue... You fool...
(Vs. Anyone) Edit
- Dimitri: You will not kill one more soul. You will not steal one more thing. I will not allow it. Here and now, I stand against you!
(Vs. Byleth) Edit
- Dimitri: Why did you choose Edelgard, Professor? Why did you choose to walk this savage, bloody path? I cannot shake this feeling of regret... Regret that I must kill you now.
(Vs. Edelgard) Edit
- Dimitri: Must you continue to conquer? Continue to kill?
- Edelgard: Must you continue to reconquer? Continue to kill in retaliation? I will not stop. There is nothing I would not sacrifice to cut a path to Fódlan's new dawn!
- Dimitri: Enough of this madness! This future of yours is built on a foundation of corpses and tears!
(Vs. Former Blue Lions student) Edit
- Dimitri: Not only have you become the emperor's lap dog, but you have turned against your own people. From the depths of hell, you will regret tainting the land of Faerghus! (note: Dimitri will also say this for Felix before the aforementioned unique dialogue if Felix is the first Blue Lions student to confront him)
(Vs. Felix) Edit
- Dimitri: You killed Rodrigue... your own father, Felix.
- Felix: I said I'd cut down anyone who stood in my way. Even my father. Even my friends.
- Dimitri: I see. That was all I needed to hear to finally work up the resolve to kill you.
- Dimitri: No! Not yet... I can't die just yet...
- Sylvain: Dimitri, you idiot! Retreat! Wait, your injury... No! (if undefeated)
- Dedue: Fall back, Your Majesty! We cannot lose you! (if undefeated)
- Seiros: No... It can't be... There is no retreat for the Knights of Seiros! Fight until none are left standing! Slaughter them all and send them straight to hell! (if undefeated)
(Vs. Anyone) Edit
- Seiros: You are all damned, with no hope of salvation. For the sin of insurgency, you shall be consigned to hell!
(Vs. Byleth) Edit
- Seiros: I once walked this world as Seiros, the warrior... and defeated the Fell King Nemesis. Now, here I stand, facing one who wields the same sword as he... The fate you have chosen is also the same as his... To die in torment upon my sword, as the very lifeblood you have forsaken spills onto the earth!
(Vs. Edelgard) Edit
- Seiros: An ancestor of the Hresvelgs, who became Adrestia's first emperor... He saved me. Supported me. Gave his all to the cause of defeating Nemesis. That I should find myself here at Tailtean, striking down his scion...
- Edelgard: I don't advise presumptions, Rhea. I will not die by your hand.
- Seiros: How can this be? I lost to that thief?! Unacceptable!
- Knight of Seiros: Watch out, Lady Rhea! Please retreat!
- Seiros: Gyhh!
(All of the Church Soldiers and Knights of Seiros flee)
- Dimitri: The Church of Seiros has fallen back, but we have no such luxury. Everyone, fight for your lives! Victory to Faerghus! (if undefeated)
Event: The Kingdom Capital Edit
If Dedue was defeated after turning into a Stone Demonic Beast Edit
(A CG image of Edelgard about to execute Dimitri appears.)
- Dimitri: Edelgard! You... I will kill you! You will know the regret of my father, who was killed for you! Of my stepmother, who was slain by her own daughter! You will bow your head before all the lives you trampled for your ideals before you die in misery!
- Edelgard: Your obsession with me is appalling. If you were a normal human, you would most certainly have died already. Farewell, King of Delusion. If only we were born in a time of peace, you might have lived a joyful life as a benevolent ruler.
(The screen fades to black, as Dimitri coughs.)
- Dimitri: To the fires of eternity with you...El...
(A swipe can be heard, as Dimitri is killed by Edelgard.)
If Dedue was defeated before turning into a Stone Demonic Beast Edit
(The scene plays out on a black screen.)
- Dedue: Your Majesty... Your Majesty!
- Dimitri: Stop calling me that.
- Dedue: Ah, thank the... No...
- Dimitri: Dedue... It seems I will die...before I can get revenge for everyone...
- Dedue: ...
- Dimitri: My family, my friends, my home... Everything that truly mattered to me... I couldn't...
- Dedue: You're wrong! Because of you, I was able to live on until today. You saved me. These past nine years... I am proud to have been at your side. It was a joy I never could have hoped for. Despite all, I count myself a lucky man.
- Dimitri: Is that so? I see... I am glad...
- Dedue: You must be weary, Your Majesty. Please...rest in peace.
(After either scene plays out, the scene transitions to Seiros standing by several Church Soldiers.)
- Church Soldier: Lady Rhea! King Dimitri has fallen in battle! The Kingdom's army has retreated! It is impossible to preserve the front line! (if Seiros was defeated before defeating Dimitri)
- Seiros: Gah... Everyone withdraw immediately! Fall back to Fhirdiad! The goddess is watching over us! If we hold strong we will surely be saved!
- Church Soldier: Understood! Retreat!
(The Church Soldiers leave Seiros by herself)
- Seiros: Why do you insist on being such a loathsome obstacle... You stole my mother's heart and wield the Sword of the Creator. Just like that savage King Nemesis... I swear...with these very hands... I will take her back... Until then, wait for me, dear Mother...
(The scene transitions to Byleth, Hubert, and Edelgard)
- Edelgard: Rhea... She is our enemy, but I must admit that she plays her cards magnificently.
- Hubert: You mean using the goddess's name in order to boost morale?
- Edelgard: That's true, but she also shows great skill in devising her tactics. Using the bewildered Kingdom army as a shield while she and the knights retreated... If they ran all the way back to Fhirdiad, it will be very difficult to pursue them.
- Choice 1: Can we defeat them?
- Choice 2: Next time, we will end this.
- Choice 1 response: If you're low on confidence, Professor, I'll put an end to this myself. Actually...that's what I'd like to say, but in truth I hope to confront them with you at my side.
- Choice 2 response: Yes. Together, we'll end this once and for all.
- Edelgard: For all of the lives lost in battle, by our allies and foes alike... And for Dimitri, as well...
- Byleth: For Dimitri?
- Edelgard: Yes. The thirst for revenge that imprisoned him was the result of my uncle's strategy. He believed that I was the cause of everything...and he lost sight of his path as king. There was nothing I could do to save him. And so, the very least I could do was--
- Byleth: Are you crying?
- Edelgard: No. The Edelgard who shed tears died many years ago. Everything that's happened...it's all just part of the ebb and flow of history. The Tragedy of Duscur, our days at the academy, Father's death, and the five years you were gone... After all of that, at long last, we're here at this point in time. I hope you'll stay by my side until the very end. It's time for humanity to take this world back.
(Hubert and Byleth both nod, and the scene fades out.)