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Narration Edit

Lone Moon Edit

Together, the people of Fódlan relish the beauty of the brilliant moon overhead as another year ends. They recall sad partings and new acquaintances alike, but each person must still walk their chosen path alone. With each day, the presence of spring grows stronger and yet a lone moon still haunts the sky. A silent reminder, perhaps, of some inescapable truth...

Event: Path of ThornsEdit

  • Edelgard: We somehow managed to escape.
  • Hubert: This is one of the Imperial army's provisional camps. Here we can organize our forces.
  • Edelgard: Before we go any further, I want all of you to really ask yourselves if you're certain you wish to join us. As expected, Flayn has chosen to leave our ranks.
  • Caspar: When I saw our professor running off, I ran about as fast as I could to catch up.
  • Petra: Caspar. Death finds those who run without thinking. You gave no thought to the war fog. (to Edelgard) My grandfather was the leader of Brigid, and I hope for us to be allies with the Empire. I will be staying.
  • Bernadetta: W-Was this a good idea? Did I make the right choice? Oh, but my family is part of the Empire, and our professor is here...
  • Caspar: You're fine here with us, Bernie. Though it's true that certain houses were against the Imperial princess...
  • Ferdinand: I assume you are referring to my family. I must believe that the conclusion I came to was the correct one. (to Edelgard) You are the emperor now... I am the only one left who is qualified to guide you at this point.
  • Linhardt: I'm only here because I know it would be troublesome to stand against you.
  • Dorothea: I'm not just here for you, Edie. I'm here to follow our dear professor. Of course, I don't have any territory to offer... so Hubie may not even want me here.
  • Hubert: The greater our numbers, the better. Your reasons for being here are of no consequence.
  • Edelgard: I think I understand where you are coming from. But now, I wish to hear of your resolve. Like you, I have risen to meet my destiny. I cut this path, and I will see it through to the end. Following me is akin to pointing a sword to the goddess herself. One misstep, and we fall to ruin. You have now witnessed the archbishop's true self. She is a cruel beast. Those who rule this world use that beast's power to fabricate miracles, all to control those who blindly believe in the goddess. They conceal the truth and force their lies on the nobility. They mercilessly annihilate anyone who defies them. I know this because I have lived it. After what you have seen, is there any room for doubt? The Church of Seiros has great influence and power. Their control over the lords of the Kingdom and the Alliance is nearly absolute. We are the only ones who can stop this indomitable enemy that has plagued our world for ages. We fight for humanity! For all of Fódlan! If you dare walk this path with me, take your first step. It's now or never!

(The sound of the entire class stepping forward is heard)

  • Edelgard: Thank you, my friends. We are the true face of the Empire, and we will triumph!

Event: The Black Eagle Strike Force Edit

  • Hubert: That was incredible, Lady Edelgard.
  • Edelgard: Thank you. Honestly, I'm relieved. They really chose to follow me... I was resolved to move forward alone if I had to, but in my heart I hoped it wouldn't come to that.
  • Hubert: So long as I am here, you will never be alone. Please do not forget that. And...it would seem that the professor also has a key role to play in this.
  • Edelgard: You're right. Now, I must speak with our teacher. Please, make preparations. The messenger should be here shortly.
  • Hubert: Consider it done.

(Scene transition)

  • Edelgard: Professor, may I speak with you?
  • Byleth: Of course.
  • Edelgard: I appreciate it. I...
  • Byleth: What's wrong?
  • Edelgard: I'm just...anxious. It feels like the weight of this burden is crushing me. At this very moment, on my orders, I'm starting a war. An army far larger than the one that attacked the Holy Tomb last month will soon be locked in battle. Long-devised strategies are unfolding across Fódlan. Leaders are deciding their loyalties and preparing to fight... So many generals and soldiers will die. It's inevitable that civilians will get caught up in the chaos as well. There will be countless casualties. With a single command, the flames of war will rage across all corners of this realm. And I am the one who is giving the order.
  • Choice 1: This is the path you chose, isn't it?
    • Edelgard: Yes, it is. There is no turning back.
  • Choice 2: Do you wish to stop?
    • Edelgard: No. There is no turning back now.
  • Edelgard: No matter how much blood flows at my feet, I will not relent. We must break the bonds that the depraved church has placed on Fódlan. These sacrifices will allow us to create a future where we never need sacrifice again. It may seem contradictory, but it's the only way. Heh. Listen to me. I made up my mind long ago. Yet here I am, seeking your approval. Tell me the truth, my teacher. Are you happy with your decision to stand by my side. Unlike me, you can still walk away from all of this. This path leads to the death of the archbishop and the servants of the church. Can you live with that?
  • Byleth: I chose this path too.
  • Edelgard: I never thought... I'm sorry. It was a foolish question. I believe in you, professor. And you believed in me. With that knowledge, I have the strength to keep fighting. Let's go... There's something I need to say to Hubert.

(scene transition)

  • Hubert: Your Majesty, the latest report indicates that our main army is advancing as planned. Also, the preparations for your manifesto are almost complete.
  • Byleth: Manifesto?
  • Edelgard: We will distributing our manifesto to every lord within Fódlan. We will expose the dark side of the Church of Seiros and the foul practices of the nobles from the Kingdom and the Alliance. We will force the people of Fódlan to open their eyes to the truth and relinquish any remaining conviction to unite against the empire. Certain nobles have already offered their support.
  • Hubert: There are other nobles who oppose the church. We will condemn those who deserve condemnation and forgive those who deserve forgiveness. We have already purged some of the Imperial nobles who are morally rotten. My father among them. How unfortunate.
  • Edelgard: And soon we will invade and conquer Garreg Mach. Our main army has already departed the Imperial capital. They will arrive at the monastery in two weeks' time. There, we will join forces with them. As for us, I'd like your opinion on how we should be positioned within the army.
    • Choice 1: We are the Imperial shield.
    • Choice 2: We are the Imperial sword.
  • Hubert: Your majesty wishes to fight alongside the professor, correct? In that case, you will not be incorporated into the Empire's main army. Your squad can move freely about the battlefield under supervision of the Imperial forces... That would be most prudent.
  • Edelgard: Now that I'm the emperor, we can't let it slip that I'm following your command in battle, Professor.
  • Hubert: I fully object to the notion of you fighting on the front lines.
  • Edelgard: Hubert. We've already discussed this.
  • Hubert: My apologies... I overstepped.
  • Edelgard: Now that the details are settled, all that's left is come up with a name for ourselves. In honor at our time at the academy, how about we call ourselves the Black Eagle Strike Force?
    • Choice 1: I love it. (Relationship with Edelgard goes up)
      • Edelgard: I'm so happy you feel that way. I must confess that I spent all night thinking about it.
    • Choice 2: I hope we can live up to that name.
      • Edelgard: With you as our leader, I'm confident we will. To me, that name represents us soaring toward a new dawn, freely as an eagle.
    • Choice 3: Isn't that a bit much? (Relationship with Edelgard goes down)
      • Edelgard: It seems we have differing tastes. I suppose we'll have to agree to disagree.
  • Edelgard: I'll leave it to you to prepare the Black Eagle Strike Force for departure.

Explore Edit

Edelgard Edit

I believe in you, my teacher.

  • Edelgard: We will join forces with the main army and attack Garreg Mach. It's a fortress built on steep ground, but it's never seen battle. That means we don't know much about it from a military perspective. But if we use all of the power at our disposal, we will capture it.
    • Choice 1: I wonder if we can win.
    • Choice 2: We have to try. (Relationship goes up)
  • Edelgard: From a purely mathematical standpoint, we most certainly have the power to win. If the battle becomes a clash of beasts with inhuman strength... You will be our only hope. I believe in you. I'm relying on you to lead the Black Eagle Strike Force to victory.

Hubert Edit

We are relying on you.

  • Hubert: It is not up to Her Majesty to bring the students to our cause. That task falls to you. Those who have forsaken their homelands to join the Empire will be feeling...vulnerable. You are uniquely able to provide emotional support. Please use that gift to guide others down the path that Lady Edelgard has laid before us. I ask you to do this from the bottom of my heart.

Ferdinand Edit

Tell me what to do!

  • Ferdinand: I asked Edelgard what happened to my father. He was dismissed as prime minister and is under arrest in the Imperial capital. He always was a greedy, arrogant man. Some would say that this is the fate he deserves. And yet I cannot help but feel indignant. After all his hard work for the Empire, to be disgraced like this! I am conflicted, Professor. I do not know what to do. As the next Duke Aegir, should I follow Edelgard into battle?

Lindhardt Edit

It occurs to me...

  • Linhardt: The most important nobles in the Empire are known for taking power from the previous emperor, my father included. I didn't think it possible that the Imperial princess could ascend the throne so easily. However, it seems that both my father and Caspar's are supporting Edelgard... Having both the Minister of Domestic Affairs and Minister of Military Affairs on your side gives you total control over the Empire's military and finances. They must have been making preparations for quite some time without anyone noticing...

Caspar Edit

That could have been dangerous!

  • Caspar: That could have gotten dangerous fast. If I stayed at the monastery, I would've had to fight my father! We aren't especially close, but he's not an opponent I'd want to face. I'd almost rather fight a monster! Anyway, it looks like he's going to be leading the western units. I wonder if we'll wind up fighting the Kingdom's army, and who decided to fight for the church...

Bernadetta Edit

What do I do?

  • Bernadetta: I don't even get my own room here! At least I had that at home. But speaking of home, Hubert told me something. He said my father was stripped of his title. I guess he did as he pleased and opposed Edelgard. Wait, does that mean my father's going to be home all the time now? On second thought, I think I'm fine right here.

Dorothea Edit

Edie... Our own Edie...

  • Dorothea: Edelgard became emperor and raised an army, huh? Who knew the kid had it in her? I mean, yeah, of course, I knew she'd be emperor eventually, but... The more I think about it, the more surprised I am. I wonder who's going to win?
    • Choice 1: It's worrisome.
      • Dorothea: It is. We might have to fight against others from the academy, and that's... I can't think about it.
    • Choice 2: We will not lose. (Relationship goes up)
      • Dorothea: Thinking about it makes me scared. We're fighting the Knights of Seiros! Still, I know you'll figure something out.

Petra Edit

I am having no regret

  • Petra: The Empire and Brigid were once warring with each other. But now, I have made the decision to be fighting with the Empire. It is a choice of irony, I feel. But I am having no regret. My belief is with you and with Edelgard.

Felix Edit

I've been preparing for this.

  • Felix: I've been preparing to take this path. My own path--not my old man's, and not the boar's.

Ashe Edit

I want to know the truth.

  • Ashe: I can't bring myself to trust the Church of Seiros. Not after they killed Lonato and my brother. I need to know the truth. Even if it means...turning my weapon on Faerghus. I guess Lonato would be happy to hear me say that, if he were still around.

Sylvain Edit

I've done it now...

  • Sylvain: I've gone and done it now, huh? What would my old man say if he knew I'd sided with the Empire? His Highness must be angry. Dimitri gets super scary when he's like that. I wonder how I'm going to die... Ugh, my knees turn to jelly just thinking about it. No, I can't think that way. I promised to fight alongside you. I'm here until the end. Heh, listen to me. I'm terrified, but I feel so calm.

Mercedes Edit

Surely this is what the goddess willed...

  • Mercedes: Surely this is what the goddess willed, isn't it? I feel she would not have wanted the Church of Seiros to become what it has...

Annette Edit

Professor...

  • Annette: Um, Professor... I'm OK with fighting whoever we need to, but I really don't want to battle my father... Oh, but I know that something is wrong with the church... And more than that, I believe in you, and I trust your word. You lead and I'll follow.

Ingrid Edit

I must make Father understand.

  • Ingrid: I may return to Galatea territory and try to convince my father to join our cause. It's possible that... No. In my heart, I know that my father won't never listen. Still, I must get him to see reason. That this is the only way to ensure our family's future.

Lorenz Edit

A confrontation with Claude...

  • Lorenz: I've decided to ally myself with Lady Edelgard. Father will doubtless understand my reasoning. House Gloucester has always had good intentions in its dealings with the Empire. Of course, this does mean that I will no longer be able to avoid a confrontation with Claude. It is unfortunate. We were classmates, after all.

Raphael Edit

Don't worry about me!

  • Raphael: No need to worry about me. I got no complaints as long as my little sis is safe. Sure, I lived on Alliance land, but that doesn't mean I served their lords. I'm sure this is the right path, seeing as you're the one who picked it, Professor!

Ignatz Edit

I'm steeling myself.

  • Ignatz: To think that things would come to this. Even a few months ago, I never could've imagined it. I believe in you, Professor, so I'm steeling myself. I can't promise that I'll be useful in battle, but I'm not running away from the fight.

Lysithea Edit

I'm counting on you.

  • Lysithea: If the church is behind the current state of things--this society in which only Crests are valued--then I have no need of it. Edelgard is taking the shortest path to change. No matter how drastic her measures, I agree that this is the only way. That said, if Edelgard strays from her noble path, I trust you will set her straight again. Won't you? I am counting on you, Professor.

Marianne Edit

She's so radiant and strong...

  • Marianne: Imagine making half the world your enemy for the sake of realizing your own ideals... Edelgard is so radiant and strong compared to someone like me... What if I have the power to change the world too? Even just a little bit...

Leonie Edit

So, you've made up your mind?

  • Leonie: So, you've turned against the church to ally with the Empire too, huh? I never pressed him for details, but Captain Jeralt was always suspicious of Lady Rhea, wasn't he? I'm on your side, no matter what. I promised him I'd support you, and that's what I plan to do.

Constance Edit

  • Constance: I knew nothing of Lady Edelgard's past or of her innermost feelings. But I know now, I persuaded her to tell all. It would have been rude to hound her relentlessly until she revealed herself, yes? Then that is certainly not what I did! Ahaha!

Hapi Edit

  • Hapi: With the empire taking over Garreg Mach, I wonder what will happen to Abyss? Some people have spent their whole lives there. For their sake, I hope Abyss doesn't get trampled into ruin.
    • Choice 1: I can't guarantee anything.
  • Hapi: Yeah. I guess all I can do is talk about it with Eddy, I mean, Her Majesty.
    • Choice 2: I promise to protect them.
  • Hapi: Thanks. You should try talking about it with Eddy I mean, Her Majesty. She might listen to you.
  • Hapi: Also this is less important, but if someone trashes my room, I'm gonna be mad.

Yuri Edit

  • Yuri: Surprised that I'm here, are you? I know a winning side when I see one. I mean there is no way I'd risk my neck and my people by willingly joining a losing battle.
    • Choice 1: You really care for them?
    • Choice 2: Do you feel you chose wisely?
  • Yuri: I do. We will see how this all shakes out. It all depends on how we, and you fight. You better hope I did, otherwise we'd both be dead. Regardless of who comes after us, even if it's the knights. We have you on our side, so it'll all be fine.

Balthus Edit

  • Balthus: What's the deal, pal? You don't want me here? Come on, have a heart. This side is where all the action is! Look, I'll level with you. I want to help that Edelgard gal achieve her goal. I mean it. If Her Majesty gets what she's after...My mother will... Eh, forget it, now's not the time. We've got to keep our heads in the game so we can win, yeah? Having Yuri on our side will help things! He's not someone you want as an enemy.

Ladislava Edit

I look forward to working with you!

  • Ladislava: I believe this is the first time we have met. My name is Ladislava. I have the great honor of leading Lady Edelgard's personal guard. Her majesty is hard on others as she is on herself. She may seem composed, but that is only because she conceals her more passionate emotions. For that reason, she is often misunderstood. But now she has you by her side... I find that most reassuring. I look forward to working with you.

Randolph Edit

I'll show you what I'm made of!

  • Randolph: I'm Randolph von Bergliez. I'm not very high in the ranks yet, but I'm more or less a general. Just like Caspar, I am from House Bergliez. My mother married into House Bergliez after I was born, so my position within the family is rather lowly... But I'm determined to make something of myself in this battle to bring glory to my part of the family, for the sake of my mother and sister!

Soldier A Edit

Between you and me...

  • Soldier: I have heard the name Lord Vestra mentioned among the purged noble families of the Empire. He's Hubert's father. But Hubert seems rather unconcerned about it... That alone is why we soldiers find Hubert quite frightening.

Soldier B Edit

It's all so exciting!

  • Soldier: The Black Eagle Strike Force, eh? I like it. It's really a twist of fate that brought me to this side of things, but I'm still proud to be here.

Soldier C Edit

It wasn't an easy decision.

  • Soldier: I'm a soldier, but I had to think long and hard about this one. Since birth, I've believed in the teachings of Seiros without ever questioning them. But Her Majesty's words are true. To think that the archbishop can take on such a monstrous form...

Female Student Edit

What happens now?

  • Student: I came this far mostly on impulse, but I wonder if it was the right choice... Everything will be OK, right, Professor? I'm not wrong, am I? If I know that you think it's OK, I feel like it will be easier to believe in myself...

Male Student Edit

No turning back.

  • Student: To be frank, I'm not sure whether I should believe all that Edelgard says. But if her words are true...I think it's best to be her ally. So I'll fight. I'm not at ease with that decision just yet, but I'll stick by it.

Event: Against the World Edit

  • Edelgard: We will soon arrive at Garreg Mach Monastery. Forcing a surrender here is extremely significant, both strategically and symbolically. Of course, this is personal as well. This is where we all came together to learn and grow. I have no intention of yielding to our former classmates, so I ask that you prepare yourselves for anything.
  • Linhardt: I'm not thinking about friends right now, and I'm certainly not prepared.
  • Caspar: Damn it, don't go around saying things that lower morale before we even get started! I'm ready! Let's go! Let's fight!
  • Dorothea: I have nothing to lose aside from my friends who are here with me. Does that answer satisfy you?
  • Petra: I have been ready for this since leaving my land of home. I will fight and win!
  • Bernadetta: How can you prepare to fight? Maybe I can prepare to prepare...
  • Ferdinand: There is no reason I cannot be prepared. It is my duty to stand up and battle!
  • Edelgard: Thank you all. Now, let's talk strategy.
  • Hubert: As the raiding force, we will attack the area nearest to the monastery. The Knights of Seiros certainly won't stand down after they catch sight of Her Majesty and the professor. At the same time, the remaining areas will be surrounded and annihilated by the main army. In other words, we are the decoy that must suppress the enemy's most elite soldiers.
  • Edelgard: We know more about the area near the monastery than anyone else in the Imperial army. Still, we must prepare for the worst. It's possible we will have to face the archbishop's true form--the Immaculate One. Fight with all you have, but don't be reckless. As promised, I will leave the command to the professor.
    • Choice 1: We will not lose.
      • Hubert: Naturally. With both Her Majesty and yourself on our side, defeat is impossible.
    • Choice 2: I will protect you all.
      • Hubert: Not only will we all survive this, but we will undoubtedly emerge victorious.
  • Edelgard: This will be our first battle as the Black Eagle Strike Force. All the more reason to prevail!

Battle: The Battle of Garreg Mach Edit

Before Battle Edit

  • Seteth: Friends! Our opportunity for victory will come, but first we must see to our defenses!
  • Hubert: The city's defenders are trying to stall for time. We must crush them swiftly. We should be wary of ambushes as well.
  • Edelgard: Ladislava is being pushed on the left flank. We must push back with equal force.

Talking with Ladislava Edit

  • Ladislava: Just what we need! I knew Her Majesty's allies would help us out. (With anyone)
  • Ladislava: Apologies for the trouble, Your Majesty! (With Edelgard)

Upon entering the main gates Edit

(Five Church Soldiers and a Knight of Seiros appear from the bushes and at the gate)

  • Knight of Seiros: Now! Hidden Soldiers, attack!

Flayn Edit

(With anyone) Edit

  • Flayn: You shall not pass! I will protect Garreg Mach!

(With Byleth) Edit

  • Flayn: Professor, why?! Do you not see the cruelty of this?

(When defeated) Edit

  • Flayn: Must protect...Garreg Mach... I must protect...everyone...
  • Seteth: Retreat while you still can, Flayn! I beg you! (If Seteth was not defeated)
  • Flayn: Understood... Stay safe Fa--Brother! (If Seteth was not defeated)

Gilbert Edit

(With anyone) Edit

  • Gilbert: Unfortunately, you must die here. You should never have defied the goddess.

(With Byleth) Edit

  • Gilbert: If you side with the Empire... If you turn your sword on the church and the Kingdom... I care not who you are. I will end you just the same.

(With Annette) Edit

  • Gilbert: Annette, throw down your arms!
  • Annette: I'm sorry, Father. But I have made my choice. I'm not going back to the monastery, to the Kingdom, or to you, Father!
  • Gilbert: Forgive me, Goddess. Annette. If you side with the Empire, I will have no choice but to kill you.

(When defeated) Edit

  • Gilbert: In my master's name, I cannot allow myself to fall here... I must withdraw.
  • Seteth: You will survive this hardship! Just hold on! (If Seteth was not defeated)

After defeating Flayn Edit

(The Death Knight and Imperial Soldier appear in the place where Flayn was)

  • Death Knight: We will lend the Empire strength...
  • Byleth: ?!
  • Edelgard: Don't worry. We're allies now... I understand you must have many questions, but they'll have to wait until after the battle.

Seteth Edit

(With anyone) Edit

  • Seteth: I will show no mercy to those who attack Rhea!

(With Byleth) Edit

  • Seteth: Traitor! I will not forgive you for turning on Rhea!

(When defeated) Edit

  • Seteth: I cannot yield...
  • Flayn: Seteth! Please, do not overextend yourself! I am still in this fight! (If Flayn was not defeated)
  • Seteth: I'm sorry, Flayn... Withdraw if you must... (If Flayn was not defeated)

After defeating Flayn, Gilbert, and Seteth Edit

(Rhea enters the map)

  • Rhea: Seteth, Flayn, Gilbert... You put your lives on the line to protect us. I would have preferred to have more time to prepare, but we cannot delay any longer. Come forth! Protect Garreg Mach Monastery from these despicable rebels!

If Seteth, Gilbert, and Flayn aren't defeated after a certain amount of turns pass Edit

(Rhea enters the map)

  • Rhea: Seteth, Flayn, Gilbert ... You have done well to hold out as long as you have. Now it is time to deploy our strongest military power. The counterattack begins! Come forth! Protect Garreg Mach Monastery from those despicable rebels!

(Two Golems appear at the drawbridge, while four Church Soldiers position themselves in front of Rhea. Catherine and two more Church Soldiers take the left flank)

  • Catherine: I'll crush them all.

(Cyril and two more Church Soldiers take the right flank)

  • Cyril: Her enemies are my enemies.

(If Gilbert, Seteth, and Flayn aren't defeated in time, multiple Pegasus Knights appear at the rear in a pincer attack)

Catherine Edit

(With anyone) Edit

  • Catherine: I am Thunder Catherine, and I will slay all of Lady Rhea's enemies. Including you.

(With Byleth) Edit

  • Catherine: I trusted you. Lady Rhea trusted you. I won't let you live after what you've done.

(When defeated) Edit

  • Catherine: Lady Rhea, I'm sorry. Please stay safe.
  • Rhea: All is well, Catherine. You must not die here.

Cyril Edit

(With anyone) Edit

  • Cyril: I gotta kill you!

(With Byleth) Edit

  • Cyril: I'll protect Lady Rhea against anyone! Even if it's you, I'll fight ya as hard as I can!

(When defeated) Edit

  • Cyril: Lady Rhea, I couldn't fight hard enough. I'm sorry...
  • Rhea: Cyril... Your sacrifice will not be in vain.

Rhea Edit

(With anyone) Edit

  • Rhea: So you have sullied yourself by joining with the rebels? I hope you came prepared to breathe your last.

(With Byleth) Edit

  • Rhea: You... How dare you betray me... You worthless piece of garbage... I will punish you myself!

(With Edelgard) Edit

  • Rhea: No matter your reasons, I cannot permit you to go on living any longer!
  • Edelgard: The feeling is mutual. I must put a stop to your reign of tyranny!
  • Rhea: You must know what a fool you are. The greatest of sins is to make an enemy of the goddess herself!
  • Edelgard: I have only made an enemy of the church, not of the faith.

(When defeated) Edit

  • Rhea: Raaaargh!

Map victory Edit

  • Rhea: I will not...allow Garreg Mach...or my mother to fall! (upon victory)

Event: The Immaculate One Edit

(The scene fades into Rhea glows green as she transforms into the Immaculate One again, shouting as she does so (displayed as "Arrrrgh!"). The screen flashing white and transitioning to a CG image of her dragon form towering over Byleth)

  • The Immaculate One: You will not be forgiven!
  • Edelgard: Professor, look out!

(The scene fades to black)

  • Imperial Soldier: The castle is crumbling! We must escape!

(The scene fades to Hubert as smoke passes him)

  • Hubert: Professor, take cover!
  • Edelgard: Professor!

(The scene fades out)

Closing Narration Edit

(The scene fades to a map of Fódlan with flame sparks flying upwards)

Narrator: In Imperial Year 1181, the new Adrestian emperor, Edelgard von Hresvelg, led a strategic assault against the monastery at Garreg Mach. Though her own losses were great, her foes had no choice but to surrender. Archbishop Rhea commanded the Knights of Seiros, leading from the front lines against the Imperial army. After a hard fought battle, she was forced to retreat to Fhirdiad, the capital of Faerghus, where she must now plan her next move. With this single attack, the Adrestian Empire officially launched its offensive against the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus and the Leicester Alliance. The unification of Fódlan has begun.

(The scene fades out)

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