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Narration Edit

Part II

Verdant Wind

Guardian Moon

The Alliance Leader's AmbitionsEdit

Claiming the monastery at Garreg Mach as its home base, the Alliance army joins forces with the Knights of Seiros. Together, they begin to take up arms against the Adrestian Empire.

Event: In the Heart of FódlanEdit

(Guardian Moon, Day 1) Cathedral | Daytime

  • Claude: Good work, Hilda! You didn't do much manual labor, but you managed to rope the knights into helping us restore the monastery.
  • Hilda: Thanks, Claude, but all I did was piggyback on your scheme. I saw your eyes telling me to make some magic happen!

(Enter Alois and Catherine.)

  • Alois: Thank you so much for your help with the restoration.
  • Hilda: Oh please, it was nothing! We're just doing our part as former students.
  • Catherine: I'm told you even routed the bandits. That job should have fallen to us. I'm sorry for the trouble.
  • Claude: Hey, don't think twice about it. We're all allies in the resistance against the Empire, right?
  • Catherine: The church is at war with the Empire, but let's be realistic. Wouldn't it be better for the Alliance to eventually submit?
  • Claude: The way I see it, the emperor wants to take over all of Fódlan and destroy the existing order of the world. I can't see her allowing the Alliance to continue to exist. We're in this just as deeply as you are. Actually… We were hoping to use this place as a base. The Empire begs to be meddled with, and we're first in line.
  • Alois: What? Why would you want to make your base here of all places?
  • Claude: Garreg Mach is situated in the center of Fódlan, both geographically and spiritually. We want to secure this location while the Empire is still overlooking it.
  • Catherine: I see. The Empire doesn't see this place as important at the moment because it's far from the front lines.
  • Claude: But if we simply decide that it's ours to occupy, that does nothing to inspire the hearts and minds of the people of Fódlan. Luckily, good ol' Teach has finally returned to us. If the Professor Rhea entrusted with the Sword of the Creator fights at our side… Well now. That's a just cause anyone could get behind. What's more, here we are, working alongside the legendary Knights of Seiros. It smacks of divine providence, doesn't it? Can you feel it?

(Enter Seteth.)

  • Seteth: I have heard what you have to say, Claude. And you, Professor? Where do you stand?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I will fight the Empire.
    • Choice 2: I will find Rhea.
  • Seteth:
    • Choice 1: Hm. On our own, we lack sufficient military strength. But with the help of the Alliance…
    • Choice 2: Hm. We are at a relative standstill, but with the help of the Alliance…
  • Seteth: The archbishop said if anything should happen to her, that we should entrust the affairs of the church to you. If you intend to fight alongside the Alliance, then I will follow you as well. Is that acceptable, Claude?
  • Claude: Of course. I can't think of anything more reassuring than having both Teach and the knights on our side. Together, we'll stop the emperor and her reckless ambitions!

Base of OperationsEdit

ExploreEdit

Alois Edit

(Fishing pond)

I must fulfill my promise!

  • Alois: I'd given up on ever seeing you again. Where have you been hiding? Anyway, now that we're reunited in the land of the living, I must fulfill my promise!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What promise?
    • Choice 2: Right, the Promise.
  • Alois:
    • Choice 1: The promise I made to the captain! to keep you safe! I can't believe you've forgotten. How cold...
    • Choice 2: That's right! I promised the captain I'd protect you in his stead, and now I'll make good on my word! (Relationship up)

Anna Edit

(Marketplace)

It's hard on everyone...

  • Anna: There's unrest everywhere these days. All of my fellow merchants seem to be endangered. I hope things go back to normal soon. People need more to smile about, aside from my great deals.

AnnetteEdit

(Dining Hall)
Father…

  • Annette: Members of the knights tell me that Father left their ranks five years ago. They say he announced he was returning to the Kingdom, but nobody’s heard from him since. I haven’t received word that he went back to Mother… Where could he be… Where are you, Father…

BalthusEdit

(Burrow Street)
My skills are as sharp as ever.

  • Balthus: These past five years have been so chaotic, even the bounty hunters have backed off. I kinda miss the chase. I don't have family ties worth fighting for, so these muscles are up for grabs. Use me as you see fit, pal.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm counting on you. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: I'm not sure about your motivation…
  • Balthus:
    • Response 1: You're a smart one. Just point me at a problem and I'll smash it up for ya.
    • Response 2: By that, you mean "Thank you, Magnanimous King of Grappling!" Yeah? Well, you're welcome.
  • Balthus: If you're worried my skills have dulled from disuse, think again. I've been fighting thieves to stay sharp.

Bernadetta Edit

(Dormitory-1F)

  • Bernadetta: Ah, at last, I return to my domain! My lonely paradise! My realm of exquisite Solitude! Huh? Professor? Is that, um. Is that you? You, um. You didn't hear that just now, did you?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Sorry.
    • Choice 2: Hear What?
  • Bernadetta:
    • Choice 1: Oh! Forget you heard anything!
    • Choice 2: Right. You didn't? Well, um. Good. (Relationship up)

Caspar Edit

(Dining Hall)

You won't believe what's happened!

  • Caspar: Hey, Professor! You won't believe what happened! I figured I couldn't go back to the Empire after Garreg Mach fell, so I started drifting across the Kingdom and Alliance. Then, I just happened to run into our old class, so we came back to the monastery together!

CatherineEdit

(Knight's Hall)
Where are you, Lady Rhea?

  • Catherine: In Lady Rhea's absence, I will follow you. That's what she would want me to do. Know that wherever you might lead us, I'll continue searching for Lady Rhea.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That's fine. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: Sounds like a lot of trouble.
  • Catherine:
    • Response 1: Good, because I will not budge on that point. Welcome back, Professor.
    • Response 2: I don't care how much trouble it is! I will rescue Lady Rhea, at all costs.

ClaudeEdit

(Reception Hall)
Talk to them...

  • Claude: Hey there, my friend. It's funny how the monastery was once in ruins, but now it's downright bustling. Thanks to a little promise five years ago, our buddies have all gathered, and even the knights have returned. It's like we were all just waiting for you to awaken. And now we're all going to band together against the Imperial army. You should go and talk to everyone, if you can. There may be some who are still on the fence.

ConstanceEdit

(Shadow Library)
Ahaha!

  • Constance: Ahaha! You have the look of someone relieved to see me. Before you ask, yes. My superior spellcraft is yours. It's your reward for waiting so patiently for me.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Are you sure?
    • Choice 2: It would help me a lot. (Relationship up)
  • Constance: I'm sure that you need me, and that is enough. I recommend that you accept my generous offer.
  • Constance: But my assistance has a price. I expect you to aid me in fulfilling my dream of restoring House Nuvelle.

CyrilEdit

(Cardinal's Room)
I'm gonna keep it spotless.

  • Cyril: I don't know anything about rebuilding, but I can sure do my best to clean up the mess. I'm gonna keep Lady Rhea's room spotless, so she can use it right away whenever she gets back. You gotta find her, Professor. You just gotta.

Dorothea Edit

(Fishing pond)

♪ Laaa-la-laaa-la-laaa...

  • Dorothea: Laaa-la-laaa-la-laaa... Professor! Oh my! It's so good to see you. These days, so many old friends seem to be disappearing. But you... You're here! It's incredible to see you again after five years! I have a feeling your name will go down in history.

FelixEdit

(Training Grounds)
A country with no king...

  • Felix: A country with no king has no future. That's why I made my way here. Professor, don't let me down.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Country with no king?
    • Choice 2: Let's forge ahead. (Relationship up)
  • Felix:
    • Response 1: Hmph. You'll understand soon enough.
    • Response 2: Yes, let's. Find me a worthy opponent to battle and I'll be content.

FerdinandEdit

(Cardinal's Room)
I am still a noble.

  • Ferdinand: I have lost my dominion. My nobility may seem like nothing more than a title. But I will never lose my noble heart. I will stop Edelgard, even if it costs me my life. I have turned my blade against her now. I cannot go back on that decision. Professor… Do you think I chose the wrong path?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Not at all.
    • Choice 2: We'll find out soon enough. (Relationship up)
  • Ferdinand: You are right…

FlaynEdit

(Reception Hall)
I am so glad you are unharmed.

  • Flayn: Professor, I am so glad you are unharmed! No matter the path you walk, I will be with you every step of the way. Anything you ask of me, I shall see it through. You saved my life, and I am in your debt.

HannemanEdit

(Second Floor)
You were asleep for five whole years?

  • Hanneman: Thankfully, it appears the records and equipment I need for my research have not been damaged. I am most curious though. You say you were asleep for five whole years? Incredible. Perhaps this is another effect of your Crest. I do look forward to investigating you in greater detail.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: We can talk about that. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: Uh, maybe later...
  • Hanneman:
    • Response 1: Wonderful news! I am most excited to begin. We must find the time, of course.
    • Response 2: I'll have to be content with observing you wherever you go, then. I cannot waste any opportunity!

HapiEdit

(Ashen Wolf Classroom)
I've been waiting for so long.

  • Hapi: You're back, finally! I've been waiting for so long. I thought you might have died. But I didn't have anywhere else to go, so…I stayed here.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Sorry to keep you waiting. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: Thanks for sticking around.
  • Hapi:
    • Response 1: I'll think about forgiving you.
    • Response 2: You're welcome. It wasn't easy.
  • Hapi: I've been kinda lonely. As you might have noticed, we've lost a few people down here.

HildaEdit

(Greenhouse)
Oh, Claude...

  • Hilda: I'm pretty headstrong, but Claude could give me a run for my money. I mean, he's dragged the knights into this. You ought to be careful, Professor.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'll be fine.
    • Choice 2: You too. (Relationship up)
  • Hilda:
    • Response 1: I wonder if you've got a hidden headstrong side? You must be hiding it really well though.
    • Response 2: Don't worry about me. I'm here because I want to be. Also because being around my big brother feels like a real chore.

IgnatzEdit

(Cathedral)
To end up like this...

  • Ignatz: It's been fixed up quite a bit, but it's battle scars aren't so easily erased... To think that a glorious cathedral, with a thousand year history... would end up like this. I'll rebuild this place someday. This cathedral is the symbol of Fódlan. Maybe I should paint a picture of the beautiful cathedral of old, while I still remember what it looked like...

IngridEdit

(Stable)
Professor…

  • Ingrid: Professor. I have a proposal. Why not go beyond the Knights of Seiros—instead, uniting with allies from all across Fódlan to fight for our cause? Looking back, it would have been best to ally with the Kingdom and join forces against the Empire. But now the Kingdom is not exactly… Well…

LeonieEdit

(Training Grounds)
Count on me to watch your back.

  • Leonie: It's not just for my village that I'm fighting alongside you here, you know. It's also that Captain Jeralt asked me, his first and greatest apprentice, to look out for you. Of course, it wouldn't be enough just to keep you alive. It's my duty to make sure you win too. So do your best, Professor. And count on me to watch your back.

Linhardt Edit

(Library)

So many of us made it back. I'm impressed.

  • Linhardt: The promise was made five years ago, but I must say I'm rather surprised how many of us managed to make it. Personally, I only showed up because I hoped to see you again, Professor. I've been with my family in the Empire until recently. I admit to feeling a little guilty betraying Her Majesty...but only a little. Now that we're all together again, I suppose the fighting will begin soon.

LorenzEdit

(Entrance Hall)
I intend to remain here.

  • Lorenz: I have written to my father to signal my intention to remain here. Not that I require his approval to do so. There is not much for me to gain by returning to Alliance territory now. But by staying, I will be able to influence the course of events directly, on the field of battle.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Will you get along with the Alliance leader?
    • Choice 2: Will you keep an eye on the Alliance leader? (Relationship up)
  • Lorenz:
    • Response 1: We will not be friends, but I will cooperate with him as much as is necessary to secure victory.
    • Response 2: Naturally. Someone needs to make certain he does not lead the Alliance to ruin.

LysitheaEdit

(Library)
Finally.

  • Lysithea: I've grown weary and impatient - these past five years, my hands have been bound. But now, I can finally take action with a clear goal. I'm grateful to you and to everyone.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I didn't do anything. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: And that goal is?
  • Lysithea:
    • Response 1: Nonsense. Your presence steeled everyone's resolve.
    • Response 2: Down with the Empire! Surely peace will soon follow if the Empire is overthrown. Then my parents can finally find peace themselves.

ManuelaEdit

(Second Floor)
My, Professor...

  • Manuela: My, Professor. You haven't changed a bit! At your age, I'd expect your whole demeanor to have changed greatly over five years... Though I suppose I haven't changed either, right? Thank you for noticing, by the way. Ah, Just the two of us, forever young. Oh, let me have my fun.

MarianneEdit

(Cathedral)
The least we can do is pray...

  • Marianne: Even with the church in shambles, we can still pray. The goddess will surely hear our prayers, but still... I hope the church can return to it's former beauty someday.

Mercedes Edit

(Cathedral)

It's like we've gone back in time!

  • Mercedes: You're here, Professor, along with everyone from our old class. It's like we've gone back in time! When I think that I'll be around you again, all of my sorrows just drift away.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Frankly, I don't feel too happy.
    • Choice 2: Let's do our best together.
  • Mercedes:
    • Choice 1: Hmm, I understand. Especially with Lady Rhea missing...It sounds like the Kingdom and Empire have been in a sorry state too. But we can't let that get us down!
    • Choice 2: Hmm, yes. I'll at least try not to hold anyone back.
  • Mercedes: Let's work together for the common good, like we did five years ago!

PetraEdit

(Officers Academy)

I have certainty.

  • Petra: Edelgard is controlling the Empire. She is putting the pressure on the Kingdom and Alliance. Empire and religion are at open war. It will be… difficult for us at first. But corrupt nobles are many. That means the common people will rebel and be joining our side. With you, Professor, the battle tides will…ah, will turn. I have certainty.

RaphaelEdit

(Dining Hall)
It's a dream come true!

  • Raphael: Fighting alongside you and everyone else is a dream come true, Professor! And don't worry about my little sis. Right now she's back home helping out with the family business. I kinda figured I was gonna be stuck going back and taking over for her. But thanks to you and Claude, I get to work on my dream of becoming a proper knight!

SetethEdit

(Second Floor)
It's a pleasure to see you again.

  • Seteth: Five long years, I've searched for you and the archbishop. It's a pleasure to see you again. The Church of Seiros will follow you from now on, but please do not abandon the search for Lady Rhea.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: We'll do whatever it takes to find her. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: We don't know what the future will bring.
  • Seteth:
    • Response 1: Thank you. I know the battles ahead will be dire, but we will support you with all our strength.
    • Response 2: Wherever she is, Rhea is doubtlessly waiting for you. Please do not let her down.

ShamirEdit

(Knight's Hall)
If you're around...

  • Shamir: I'm more of a mercenary than a knight these days. I work to get paid. I never was too attached to Fódlan. I was considering leaving soon... But I might change my mind if you're around.

Sylvain Edit

(Officers Academy)

I'm not wrong, right?

  • Sylvain: I'm the heir of House Gautier, and I'm fighting alongside a bunch of Alliance people? I can just imagine my father's face contorted in anger and the delightful words he must have used to describe me. I don't know how standing and fighting for Faerghus would have helped. Sorry, Professor. I don't regret my decisions. I'm just thinking out loud. And I'm hoping I haven't made a big mistake.

YuriEdit

(Ashen Wolf Classroom)
Oh, friend.

  • Yuri: Well, hello. It's been a while, hasn't it? Are you really so surprised to see me here? I flew here just as soon as I heard you were alive. I care more than you may realize.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm happy you came. (Relationship up)
    • Choice 2: There's so much to be done. Let's work together.
  • Yuri:
    • Response 1: (blushing) Are you now? I will admit, hearing that does make my heart flutter a bit.
    • Response 2: Yes. Let's.
  • Yuri: So long as our efforts are aligned, I'll happily work alongside you.


GatekeeperEdit

It's such a thrill!

  • Gatekeeper: Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report! You know, it's such a thrill to be able to greet you like this again! I almost died as well in the battle five years ago, but I won't allow any enemies to get into this place again, I promise you that! Even if the Death Knight shows up, I'll be sure to... Well, for now I'll keep training so I can eventually feel confident that I can stop him!

Knight of SeirosEdit

(Cathedral)
The monks...

  • Knight of Seiros: It seems that in the last five years, the monks here have left this place for the town below. However, once they learn of our return, perhaps they'll come back. I hope the monastery can return to normal some day...

Knight of SeirosEdit

(Knight's Hall)
Everything is so different...

  • Knight of Seiros: During the millennium festival, the leaders of all territories were supposed to gather together and pledge perpetual peace. But now that hope has been dashed, thanks to the emperor's actions. The Kingdom is also vastly different than before. I guess we'll never return to the world as it was five years ago...

Knight of SeirosEdit

(Reception Hall)
It's all thanks to Seteth.

  • Knight of Seiros: During his search for Her Grace, the archbishop, Seteth has visited churches all across the land. It served to demonstrate to the devout across Fódlan that the Church of Seiros is still going strong. As a result, the faithful are not currently in a state of chaos.

SoldierEdit

(Knight's Hall)
Peace and prosperity has declined.

  • Soldier: In the Alliance, the lords have been at odds, so peace and prosperity have declined there as well. In particular, bandits have been appearing in large numbers near the Great Bridge of Myrddin. Rumor has it that the domain's lord, someone by the name of Acheron, is a completely ineffectual leader...

AbysskeeperEdit

Five long years…

  • Abysskeeper: Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report. It's you. You're still alive! It's been five whole years, hasn't it? Time flies when you're standing guard. That's right. I've been here the whole time. Day in and day out. not like I have anywhere else to be. Looks like the Knights of Seiros have returned. I wonder if Mr. Backup is back too…

RogueEdit

(Wilting Rose Inn)
A lot of folks have cleared out…

  • Rogue: A lot of folks cleared out once the fighting started. People are saying it was the church that used to keep order around here. But it's Yuri who's saving us from complete chaos.

QuestsEdit

Supply Run

Bulletin Board
  • Hilda: We need more resources around here. Please help!
View Quest
  • Hilda: We're in dire need of some more supplies. Can you help?
Quest Complete
  • Hilda: Thanks, Professor! You really did a nice job procuring resources for us. Now, here's a little token of my appreciation.

Fishing for the Big One

Bulletin Board
  • Soldier: Something is terrorizing the fish in the pond. Are there any fishing savants who can help me investigate?
View Quest
  • Soldier: The fish seem skittish lately... It's said that every five years, in the wake of a storm, a mystery fish appears and eats up all of the other fish in the pond. They call it the Big One. I thought that was just a legend, though.
Quest Complete
  • Soldier: You got rid of the Big One! Now the other fish can rest easy. Assuming fish rest... Anyways, nice work.

Dealing with Deserters

Bulletin Board
  • Soldier: In need of capable fighters willing to hunt down deserters in Fódlan's Locket.
View Quest
  • Soldier: Some soldiers stations at Fódlan's Locket abandoned their posts. They weren't what you'd call upstanding folks. It would be a real headache for us if they became bandits and started wreaking havoc in the towns.
Quest Complete
  • Soldier: I heard that you handed a crushing defeat to those Fódlan's Locket deserters. Sounds like, after your little intervention, they've changed their tune and are back on our side. Thanks for keeping 'em in line.

Pirates in the North

Bulletin Board
  • Soldier: Need assistance dealing with pirates along the coast of the Sreng Region.
View Quest
  • Soldier: Recently, pirates have been raiding coastal towns in the Sreng Region. People say that they're attacking innocent civilians and sinking merchant ships. Think you can do something about that?
Quest Complete
  • Soldier: Nice work out there! Some mercenaries heard news of your valiant leadership and have come to the monastery to offer their services.

A Piece of History

Bulletin Board
  • Merchant: Seeking a piece of history to start my collection.
View Quest
  • Merchant: I want to start a collection that chronicles the history of Fódlan, but I'm having trouble getting my hands on anything significant. Honestly, it might be easier to excavate an artifact rather than trying to find one for sale...
Quest Complete
  • Merchant: Ah, magnificent! Exactly what I was looking for. Clearly, I asked the right person for help.

Floral Tribute

Bulletin Board
  • Hilda: Wanted: Lots of lovely flowers. Any type or size is fine.
View Quest
  • Hilda: We're gathering flowers as quickly as we can, but we still don't have nearly enough. Do you think you can help us? The prettier, the better!
Quest Complete
  • Hilda: Claude says that flowers on a grave are as much for the living as they are for the dead. If the dead don't look so solemn, then neither will we. That's Claude for you... Always trying to brighten things up a little.

Thieves at the Throat (DLC only)

Bulletin Board
  • Balthus: Requesting aid against thieves in Fódlan's Locket.
View Quest
  • Balthus: It sems some villages out near Fódlan's Throat have been having some trouble with thieves lately. Holst asked for help dealing with the problem. You mind coming along?

CutsceneEdit

(Guardian Moon, Day 30, Reception Hall, Daytime)

  • Claude: Everyone, listen up! I have a proposal. We are now building our forces in order to rise up against the Imperial army. But it wouldn't be smart for us to fight under the banner of the Alliance. That would only incite the lords who support the Empire. We've also combined forces with the Knights of Seiros. Therefore, I suggest that we operate under a new symbol. That's why I've prepared this...

(Image of a banner with the Crest of Flames depicted on it)

  • Claude: You may recognize it as the Crest of Flames, which resides in Teach. The phantom Crest that has reappeared after more than 1,000 years. We're attempting our own miracle, so it seems like a suitable symbol for us. So... Until we welcome the dawn of a new age in Fódlan... Let's fight to the very end, as one, under the symbol of the Crest of Flames!


  • Hilda: Impressive, Claude. Forget restoring the monastery. You've somehow roped everyone into fighting back against the Empire!
  • Claude: If you recall, I never asked anyone to join us. If anything, we have Teach's achievements to thank. Now that you mention it, I guess I should express my gratitude.

(Goddess Tower, Daytime)

  • Claude: Hey, friend. So this is where you've been. Without you, the knights never would have joined our cause. I could never pay you back for that.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You're welcome.
    • Choice 2: Let's do our best.
  • Claude: Just leave it to me, Teach. When this fight is over, I plan to see all of my dreams come to fruition, and yours as well.
  • Byleth: What are you dreams, Claude?
  • Claude: Well, for example... to bust open Fódlan's Throat. There's a massive fortress there, which is responsible for protecting the eastern border of the Alliance. I like to think of it as a lid on a bottle. The people of Fódlan only know a small part of the world. Their prejudices are born because they don't know what lies beyond their borders. And the opposite is true too. Those outside of Fódlan don't know about this place. Ignorance breeds discrimination. Whether you look inside the bottle or outside of it... If you really look, all you find are people who you can get along with, if you only try. That's why I wanna bust open that lid, which is keeping us locked inside. Or destroy the bottle entirely.
  • Byleth: Are you going to tell our allies about this?
  • Claude: I'll find the right time to bring it up. Even if I talked about it now, it doesn't seem realistic, does it? First we need to defeat the Empire and restore peace to... Huh?
  • Leonie enters.
  • Leonie: Professor! Claude! We're under attack!
  • Claude: I guess we'll have to cut our conversation short. What's going on, Leonie?
  • Leonie: It's a small group, but some Imperial troops are headed this way. It looks like they were stationed nearby.
  • Claude: I got to hand it to Edelgard. Nothing gets past that woman.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: We should proceed cautiously. (Claude relationship up)
    • Choice 2: Let's take them down. (Leonie relationship up)
  • Response 1:
    • Claude: As long as we don't let our guard down, there's no way they can defeat us.
  • Response 2:
    • Leonie: All right! I'll show you how much I've improved, Professor!
  • Claude: This will be our first battle alongside the Knights of Seiros. Let's kick off our new partnership with a magnificent victory!

MissionEdit

Protecting Garreg Mach

Fulfilling a promise made five years ago, your former students gather once more at the monastery, as do the knights. However, your joyful reunion is cut short...
 

Victory Conditions: Route the enemy.
Defeat Conditions: All of your units fall in battle, or a defended location is captured.

On the World Map Edit

Though plans to resist the Empire are still being devised by the Alliance army, the Imperial army has already anticipated their next move. An Imperial vanguard, just outside Garreg Mach, led by General Randolph, begins to advance with the aim of toppling the monastery once again.

Before BattleEdit

  • Randolph: The Knights of Seiros are a powerful enemy, but we have more soldiers. We'll take them down all at once!
  • Claude: So, the enemy intends to use their overwhelming numbers to defeat us. Let's fight fire with... actual fire.

During BattleEdit

Phase oneEdit

  • Knight of Seiros: Report! The enemy has entered the periphery of Garreg Mach!
  • Claude: If they reach the interior, the enemy will take the monastery. Drive them back immediately!

Phase twoEdit

  • Imperial Soldier: What? That strange battle flag is... But isn't our enemy the Church of Seiros?
  • Randolph: They didn't have enough soldiers with just the church, so they upped their numbers by joining with those filthy rogues. It doesn't matter what flag they fly. They're nothing more than a mob. We'll destroy them all!

Phase threeEdit

(Reinforcements appear)

  • Claude: Allied soldiers are making preparations for the plan. Protect them!

If the ally reinforcements are killed before reaching the marked location Edit

  • Claude: What? The fire attack unit was routed?! Damn it...my brilliant plan failed.
  • Randolph: It looks like they were planning something, but it failed!

When ally reinforcements reaches locationEdit

  • Claude: We're prepared for the fire attack. Now we just need to draw the enemy's attention. You can't defeat us with that many soldiers? The Imperial army is doomed without a capable general!
  • Randolph: Quiet! Don't think you'll get away with mocking me! Attack! Make sure they never speak again!
  • Claude: Now!

(Upper half of map becomes filled with fire)

  • Randolph: Argh, a fire attack... The damage is too great. We can't fight anymore! All units, retreat! I'll take on our pursuers! Carry away the injured soldiers!

Enemy escape routes shown.

  • Claude: If we let them escape, they'll come back to attack later. We have to take them out!
  • Victory Conditions: Defeat the enemy commander.

When everyone except Randolph and reinforcements are left

  • Randolph: A total loss... But we can't just return home like this...
  • Claude: Teach, look out! They're after your head!

(Randolph will start moving around the map towards Byleth)

RandolphEdit

Battle Quote Edit

“For my house! For justice! I will not be defeated!”
—Randolph's battle quote

Vs Caspar Edit

  • Caspar: You must be Randolph... My uncle.
  • Randolph: Caspar?! Yes, indeed... So, I see you have chosen to oppose the Empire. If so, be warned that I won't hesitate. I'll strike you down, even if we're of the same house!
  • Caspar: You took the word right outta my mouth! Graaagh!

Death Quote Edit

“Mother... Fleche... I'm so...”
—Randolph's death quote
  • Claude: Those Imperial troops are really something. Looks like we'll face a lot of resistance in the future.

After BattleEdit

  • Claude: Phew! Nice work. We won without much incident, thanks to all of you.
  • Knight of Seiros: I don't think the Empire will leave us alone now. What do you plan to do?
  • Claude: I intend to ask the Alliance lords to share some troops with us to bolster our forces.
  • Lorenz: I will speak plainly. No matter whom we beseech for reinforcements, our envoys will inevitably pass through Gloucester territory. My father is being cautious not to give the Empire a pretext to intervene. Therefore, he is unlikely to allow even envoys to pass through.
  • Byleth: Why not request reinforcements from the Kingdom?
  • Claude: Ah... I guess I haven't told you yet, Teach. The Kingdom isn't in a position to be sending anyone reinforcements. After losing King Lambert during the Tragedy of Duscur, a Regent had been handling it's politics. But then... There was a bloody coup. The Regent and Prince Dimitri both... Apparently the whole family was killed. All Blaiddyd territory, including the Kingdom capital, is being ruled by those who are cooperating with the Empire. The Kingdom is no more. It's not called the Faerghus Dukedom. The vast majority of the former Kingdom lords bent a knee to the overwhelming power of the Empire and the Dukedom, and now fall under their jurisdiction.
  • Claude: Some who formerly held power are continuing to resist, but it would be difficult for them to regain it.
  • Hilda: Oh, hey! I can think of one person who we can ask for reinforcements. Someone whose territory is really close, and who's on good terms with Claude...
  • Lysithea: Ah! The Hero of Daphnel, I presume?
  • Leonie: I've seen her before, and she does seem to be reliable.
  • Marianne: You're talking about Judith, right? I bet she would lend us a hand...
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: She seems intimidating.
    • Choice 2: She seems strong.
  • Claude: That's right, you've met her once before, Teach. She's a fearsome one-woman army. She did a lot for me, even before I was recognized as the heir to House Riegan. I don't like the idea of owing her more than I already do, but given the situation, sacrifices must be made. I'll reach out to her. As for the rest of you, prepare for our next battle.

(Knight's Hall, Daytime)

  • Claude: Heya, Teach. How are you feeling? Does anything feel, um... strange at all?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Nothing in particular.
    • Choice 2: I feel a bit sluggish.
  • Claude:
    • Response 1:
      • Good. I still vividly remember you suddenly collapsing and passing out after you went through those changes.
      • But maybe that's not a concern now that you've spent five long years napping.
    • Response 2:
      • Well, you were asleep for five whole years, after all. It'll probably take time to get you back to top form.
      • Though I'm relieved to see you haven't lost a step as far as combat goes.
  • Claude: Your command bringing my schemes to life... That's just how we fight best.
  • Byleth: Any word from Judith?
  • Claude: Not yet, but there's no need to worry. That woman adores me. Once we've bolstered our forces, it'll finally be time to start taking decisive action. But I wonder... Do you really think Rhea is still alive?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: She's alive.
    • Choice 2: I don't know.
  • Claude:
    • Response 1: I think so too. It's hard to imagine the death of someone as important as her staying a secret.
    • Response 2: There's no telling. But it's also hard to imagine the death of someone as important as her staying a secret.
  • Claude: I wonder where she is and what she's doing...
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Do you hope she's alive?
    • Choice 2: Do you hope she's dead? (Relationship up)
  • Claude:
    • Response 1: All I know is that I still have a lot of questions I need to ask her.
    • Response 2:
      • That's a dangerous question, Teach. To be honest, I've given it a lot of thought.
      • All I know is that I still have a lot of questions I need to ask her.
  • Claude: About the true history of Crest Stones and Heroes' Relics... and the truth behind the legend of Seiros and Nemesis. She has secrets. Too many of them for my comfort. Considering the state of the world... it's suspicious. You must be curious about what was done to you and what her plans were for you, right? And you never did learn about your mother, did you? None of our doubts will ever be clear unless we hear these answers from Rhea herself. In that sense, I absolutely hope Rhea is still alive. But as far as Fódlan goes, I do wonder what a world without Rhea would look like.
  • Byleth: A world without Rhea?
  • Claude: The majority of people in Fódlan believe in the Seiros faith that Rhea preaches. That's why they accept the noble system as if it were the only option, and refuse to associate with those who believe in anything else. That closed-minded philosophy is the reason why Fódlan's Throat is locked tight. But if you remove the archbishop who strictly advocates that doctrine, that world view is no longer absolute. There's room for free thought. The leadership of the church would undoubtedly fall to you, and you would hold the power to change the shape of the faith. Of the world. Then, for the first time, people would truly be free to think for themselves. To decide what's right, and what's wrong. Honestly, I believe Edelgard is probably hoping to achieve something very similar. But her methods require too much bloodshed. That's not something the world can get behind. Anyway... The best thing we can do is find Rhea and hear what she has to say. Heh, oops... I guess I've been going on for a while now. Sorry about that. You should get some rest.
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